Dumaguete City, Philippines Sunday, July 10, 2011
Captured NPA official needs urgent surgery 10
Mayors: farms for Congresswoman slams rice, not tobacco 02 capitol board coup02
TRADE & HEALTH Secretaries marathon visits to Dumaguete
GA admits P11.5M sweepstakes aid BY F LORENCE BAESA
econd District Rep. George P. Arnaiz admitted having facilitated the release of P11.5 million from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office but quickly added that the money were given to indigent patients then confined in various national hospitals. However, he has yet to bare in public the complete list of the so-called beneficiaries.
S BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO
DILG OPINES: “EX-OFFICIOS CAN’T BE CHAIR OF MAJOR COMMITTEES.”
ine members of the majority block jolted their four minority counterparts in the provincial board after it staged a “coup” last Tuesday by declaring all seats in the standing committees vacant and submitted a revised list of major committee chairmen, apparently without consulting the minority group as to their areas of expertise.
This developed as the minority presented an official reply from the Department of Interior and Local Government Regional Director-5 to
a query stating that “ex-officio members of the provincial board (those who were not elected as such) should not be allowed to participate
and vote in the organization of various committees in the Provincial Board because the same is based on political party affiliation and ex-
officio members were elected under a non-partisan election.” This DILG opinion was submitted by R-5 Director Bland in o Maceda in Legaspi City last November 3, 2010 in response to a query from a Board Member of To page 19 Gov. Roel Degamo (center) leads Dept of H ealt h Secret ary Enrique T. Ona, in breaking ground for t he P80M cent ral block for poor outpatients at the Negros Orient al Provincial H ospital. R ep. George Arnaiz, Rep. Pryde Henry Teves and board members assisting.
The solon initially named former Integrated Bar of the Philippines President Atty. Arturo Dupio and Dumaguete Councilor Edion Catan as recipients for their heart operation s at P600,000 an d
P500,000, respectively. The rest of the beneficiaries, 30 of them, have yet to be identified by Arnaiz. He claims the list can also be verified in the PCSO. To page 5
RTC acquits Dean in gang rape raps
he family of Dean Bongoyan, principal accused in the gang rape case, which gripped this university town in 2009, described his acquittal as the “triumph of justice.”
In a statement through their lawyer Atty. Raymund J.A. Mercado, the Bongoyan family appreciated the July 1, 2011 decision exonerating Dean from the forcible abduction and rape charges filed by his ex-girlfriend. Court records show, that Dean Bongoyan and three other un id en tified male friends on board a Fortune were accused of kidnapping
and raping his ex-girlfriend, then a nursing student of Foundation University, last January 21, 2009. Ho wever, lad y Ju dge Judge Marie Rose Inocando – Paras acquitted Bongoyan on account of the conflicting medical certificates issued for the private complainant. The court cited the ruling of the Supreme Court in People vs. To page 5
Pryde vs. Ator in 2013?
P80M hospital extension breaks ground BY
RACHELLE M. NESSIA
he proposed out-patient department building at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) in Dumaguete City broke ground last Wednesday, July 6, 2011, with top officials from the Department of Health (DOH) attending the ceremony.
Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo led the lowering of a time capsule at the empty lot behind the NOPH New Administration Building, together with DOH Un-
dersecretary Nemesio Gaco, Assistant Secretary Teodoro Herbosa and Enrique Tayag, signalling the start of construction work of the P80million building.
DOH has infused P77 million for the construction of the three-storey building. Construction costs are also being aided by the European Union, according to
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Dante Domingo. Domingo thanked To page 17
Seeded as the most likely rivals for the third district are incumbent Rep Pryde Henry Teves and Siaton Mayor Albert Ator.
“MOURNING WITH A PURPOSE IS WHEN JESUS SAW SIN AROUND HIM AND IT BROKE HIS HEART.”
July 10, 2011
DTI’s Negosyo caravan arrives critical reporting DTI Regional Director Aster Caberte, shows the display products to DTI Secretary Gregory Domingo during the opening of the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Negosyo Caravan held Tuesday morning at the Ro b i n s o n ’s Place. Also in photos: Mayor
HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS BY ELY P. DEJARESCO
2013 poll spectacle unfolds; will bishops return the he spectacle of the 2013 local elections cars? initially unfolded before the eyes of the
public when nine members of the Provincial Board, obviously upon clearance of their godfathers, virtually announced a coup de eta’t in the control of committee chairmanships. This is the traditional salvo indicating that electioneering maneuvers have started whether you like it or not.
Manuel Sagarbarria, Congressman Pride Henry Teves and Congressman George Arnaiz.
TOP OF THE WEEK B DD R Dad clarifies stand Ator eyed as LP’s on mayor’s veto likely bet vs. Pryde Y
nsisting that he finds the mayor’s veto on the resolution which urges the Mayor of Dumaguete City to enter into a sisterhood agreement with Cebu City, as flawed, Councilor ManuelArbon clarifies he would never advocate for the overriding of the same. The lawyer-legislator is- which proposed for the signsued the statement in a privi- ing of a sisterhood agreement leged speech during the City between Dumaguete and Council’s regular session to Cebu, has no effect whatsodeny a report by this paper ever, thus, the resolution rethat he will move to override mains alive. the veto of Mayor Chiquiting Mayors have the power Sagbarria. to veto ordinances and resoHe maintains that the lutions passed by the veto interposed by the mayor on Reso lutio n No. 273, Turn to page 3
EMS EY EMECILLO
iaton’s neophyte mayor is reportedly being groomed by some elements within the Liberal Party as its best bet to dislodge the incumbent congressman of the third district of Negros Oriental. Moneyed and generous, Mayor Albert Ator is perceived to be the more serious Coalition, does enjoy the adthreat against the political vantage of name recall, maclout of the Teves family, chinery and pedigree but which has ruled the district Ator’s famed wealth and his and the province for almost aura of being generous, parnine decades in various ca- ticularly to the downtrodden, provides an interesting figure pacities. Incumbent Congressman to whom Pryde Henry Teves of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD Party, who is now more identified with the Nationalist People’s Turn to page 3
Mayors: farms for Congresswoman slams rice not tobacco
obacco companies’ design to lure farmers and gain a foothold in Negros Oriental will definitely find themselves in a difficult spot after mayors indicated their vehement opposition to the proposed establishment of tobacco farms here. Co ngressmen Pr yd e to prohibit the establishment Henry Teves and George of tobacco farms in their reArnaiz recently revealed the spective towns and cities. intention of tobacco compaHowever, this early five nies to entice farmers to con- mayors have already comvert their lots into tobacco mitted to discourage their farms drawing sharp replies farmers from ever turning from town mayors. their farms into tobacco Amlan Mayor Bentham plantations. Dela Cruz, a staunch antiMayo rs Kit Mar c smoke advocate, said that he Adanza and Albert Ator of will campaign hard to ensure that the mayors will resolve Turn to page 3
irs t District Cong. Jocelyn “Josy” Limkaichong strongly condemned as an “insult and below the belt” the majority’s decision to strip her allies of their preferred committees following an unannounced reorganization of the standing committees in the Provincial Board last Tuesday.
capitol board coup
The majority, described by some observers as tyrannical, succeeded in ousting Liberal Party Board Members Jessica Villanueva and Georgita Martinez as Chairs of the Committees on Education and Agriculture. BM Liland Estacion managed to keep her chairmanship to the
Committee on Health, Population and Social Services since the majority has no doctor among its ranks. She declared that there was an attempt to deprive her of the committee but maintains that she is fit Turn to page 5
Teves cited for his life of public service One of Negros Oriental’s favorite sons has been cited anew for his dedicated and competent service by his alma mater; Former Finance Secretary Margarito “Gary” Teves received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA. Teves has been credited for authoring reforms in the country’s banking and finance sectors. As Finance secretary until June 30, 2010, he presided over the highest GDP growth rates of the country in more than three decades. Teves served both the Estrada and Arroyo administrations from 2000 to 2010.
-o0oTHE DIVIDE; So how are the board members now aligned? The majority Lakas and NPC boys are composed of Board Members Lumjod, Saycon, Macias (LIGA), newcomer Angelo Teves, Ligan, Ed Dy, Arnie Teves (ABC), Alanano and Sal Erames. The minority camp is composed of LP Board members Ikay Villanueva, Liland Estacion, Scott Hussain (SK) and Gina Martinez, all of Limkaichong country in the first district. -o0oLet’s save space, and call a spade a spade. The 2013 elections for the gubernatorial race will be between current Gov. Roel Degamo and ex-finance minister Gary Teves. They say this is
ANTICIPATED MATCH UP
GOV ROEL DEGAMO is determined to maintain his hold in the Capitol in 2013 while Asia’s top finance minister awardee GARY TEVES is still feeling the pulse of the people whether his bid for the governorship is supported by the electorate.
a battle royale between the young and the old; the elitist vs. the makamasa; the seasoned vs. the neophyte. Nonetheless, both claim they have enough track record to back up their claims. -o0oThe Degamo camp seems to be backed up by the Liberal Party group of Rep. Josy Limkaichong up north while the Gary Teves camp, obviously, is run by the old Teves and Arnaiz veteran political clans under the Lakas and NPC instant coalition. The 91-year-old political kingmaker and patriarch Meniong Teves is very much in the helm. He wants this to be his last political hurrah! Only God knows if he will make it, because without Meniong, the political landscape in the entire Negros east side will not be the same again. -o0oWould you believe that the grapevine has it that the vice-guv of Gary will be VG Jun Arnaiz? Jun is said to be groomed to succeed his brother George in Congress while Gary will also go to the Congress for the 3rd district, and George Arnaiz will go back as governor. All these after each on ends his first terms. The switching is fast. -o0oThere is still BM Arnie Teves who could yet hurdle the 3rd district congressional seat once brother Henry To page 19
July 10, 2011
Ator eyed ... From page 2 the long time political foes of the Teveses can rally behind. The Teveses have won all electoral contests in the 3rd district and defeated their rivals mercilessly by a wide margin, a testament to the durability of the family’s influence, which extends to the entire province and even up to the national level earning the former Congressman Meniong Teves the title as a kingmaker. Meanwhile, a relatively newcomer, Ator was among the very first local officials in the 3rd district to join the Liberal Party and has since been a close collaborator of 1st District Cong. Josy Limkaichong in strengthening the party for the run-up during the 2013 elections. Seeing the advantage of being with the party in power, longtime Teves ally, Bacong Mayor Lenin Alviola has al-
Dad clarifies... From page 2 city council, however, it is limited only to resolutions adopting a local development plan and public investment program. Eight votes or 2/3 of the 12-member City Council is required to override the mayor’s veto. Resolution 273 merely stated the sense of the City Council of the nee d for Dumaguete City to forge a sisterhood agreement with Cebu City with the details and parameters still left to the respective mayors of the two cities.
ready applied for membership to join LP while Sta. Catalina Mayor Leon Lopez of NPC followed suit. Second District Cong. George Arnaiz, NPC’s chieftain here and a staunch backer of Teves, admitted that there is now a difficulty in determining the genuine political allegiances of the politicians in the 3rd district. However, should Ator and Teves end up in a one-on-one match up for the 3 rd district congressional seat, the former will have to realize that money and the masa-image alone may not be enough to overcome the Teves’ political power that has been challenged and tested for almost a century but remains daunting and dominant to this day. (By Dems Demecillo)
Mayors: farm ... From page 2 Zambanguita and Siaton said that they will ban tobacco and concentrate on growing rice and corn to boost food security. La Libertad Mayor Lawre nc e Limkaichong and Wenboy Sameon of Tayasan stressed that the establishment of tobacco farms runs in direct collision to the earnest campaign of the local governments to discourage and penalize smoking in public. On the other hand, Mayor Edsel Enardecido said that he will provide alternative livelihood to four tobacco growers in his town. He vowed to ensure that the efforts of the tobacco companies will be put to naught.
July 3, 2011
For FEEDBACK: email@example.com
Dangerous Driving ome parents and adults, consciously or subconsciously, expose their own children or minor wards to danger. We sometimes forget that if adults expose children to danger, it has criminal consequences under the law. Exposing our own children to danger is a form of child abuse. Parents are not exempted. A well-meaning citizen, who happens to be a ranking public official, was aghast one day. While she was driving, she was shocked to see right in front of her a motorcycle with four passengers including the driver. What shocked the official was that the fourth passenger was a toddler who was made to hang on one side of the motorcycle while held in one arm by the rear lady passenger who seemed like the child’s mother. The motorcycle with four riders was driving in the busy streets of Dumaguete, exposing the poor child to possible serious injuries, if not, death. This is the height of irresponsibility. The well meaning public official said that this is nothing less than child abuse.
Editorial Capitol Political Intramurals
he tyranny of numbers in the Provincial Board inside the Capitol is now displaying its force with the recent and sudden realignment of standing committees and their chairmen, among the provincial board members. This is the right of the majority who may ask: what are we in power for? And who empowered them but the people. This indicates that as early as now July 2011, the political battle lines for 2013 are now definitely being drawn. We can observe that the nine-member majority of the Provincial Board, who are composed of non-Liberals, have initiated the move in order not to be preempted by the party in power which might catch them flatfooted –if they tarry. During their time, they knew the vast resources controlled by the party in power which is now the Liberal Party over and above the old Lakas Kampi and the NPC. Unexpectedly, the Liberal Party here, headed by Cong. Josy Limkaichong and Clark Development Authority chair Atty. Ipe Remollo, was caught by surprise when the Lakas and NPC camps headed by the Teveses and Arnaiz clans, announced in a caucus, the sudden realignment of
standing committee chairmanships in the provincial board. What does this mean? This means that whoever holds powerful and influential major committees will have an advantage of getting closer access to the voters if they know how to play the game. It means that powerful committees such as education, peace and order, health, public works, finance, etc. will have great influence on the voters if they know how to reach them thru their committees, and even pork barrels, which are actually part of the governor’s discretionary funds. Notice that behind the majority Lakas and NPC are veteran politicians like the Teves and Arnaiz clans while the new party in power are virtually newcomers. So let’s see how the Liberal Party will counter- strategize the Lakas NPC onslaught in return. With these kind of movements, we can easily glean that this realignment of board-standing committee chairmanships signals the advent of a new dawn of political history in Negros Oriental, since a lot of our new provincial board members are full of energy, yet some of them need enough knowledge and experience to tackle the tests of traditional as well as contemporary political intramurals.
And if we look at the child abuse law, Republic Act 7610, indeed, the reckless criminal act falls under this law. The law’s policy is clearly instructive: “It shall be the policy of the State to protect … children gravely threatened or endangered by circumstances which affect or will affect their survival and normal development and over which they have no control.” Letting a child hang in a motorcycle that is
To page 19
Judge President Aquino in two years ear One being a “transition year,” President Noynoy Aquino ought to be judged after two years. It is not so much like PNoy is one like an OJT (on-the-job trainee) lost in a new labyrinth as much as it is the man firing and swording away the octopus of webs that predecessor GMA had left him to grapple with. Good governance is never easy, the once reluctant candidate was told as much. What, therefore, should we of Housing and Urban Devel- enues (b) plug the leaks from expect of the president after two opment. those revenues and (c) cut exyears? He himself had set his Along the way, we certainly penditures. Today, after the targets. Let’s assess them. hope that the agricultural land be zero budgeting by budget The government must made acceptable by banks as boss Butch Abad, cost-cutting have made a dent against, cer- loan collateral and banks per- flavored by graft-paranoia can tainly forged a new direction suaded not to give them discrimi- be counter-productive. to address – the huge 3.7 mil- natory loan values compared to So, therefore, despite the lion housing backlog in the their commercial, residential and rich lobby money obtaining, we country. Vice President Jojo industrial counterparts. We are should see the approval of and Binay has been crowned an agri country, for goodness the resulting tax revenues (in bil“Housing Czar” and is ex- sake. lions) coming from the approval pected to be backed up by a In capital starved coun- of the revised ‘sin’ taxes on alconew legislation mandating the tries like RP, budget deficits hol drinks and tobacco. Not much new Land Administration Act, are always a headache. Now, new taxes after that. a National Land Use Policy and there are three ways to nip that the erection of the Department budget deficit: (a) raise revTo page
Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco
36 YEARS OF COMMUNITY JOURNALISM
ELY P. DEJARESCO Editor-Publisher ATTY. JAY I. DEJARESCO Associate Editor GEROME JUMALON News Photographer RUBEN G. LABARES Graphics
MARLEN I. DEJARESCO Business Manager DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO REA LYNN D. REAL Senior Reporters JENNY B. DECIAR Legal Publications Officer
Pioneer BI-WEEKLY Newspaper in Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental. Address: E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City. News and Advertising: (035) 225-4760 Fax: (035) 225-4760 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Entered as Second Class Mail Matter in Dumaguete City on July 1, 1973.
Commercial Advertising Rate: Per Col. Inch P350.00 http://www.negroschronicle.com email@example.com
Member: Philippine Press Institute National Press Club Dumaguete Press Club
July 3, 2011
Congresswoman ... From page 2 and most appropriate to head the panel. Scott Wayne Hussain was retained as Chair of the Committee on Youth on account of being the President of the SK Federation. Limkaichong, an ally of Governor Roel Degamo, lamented that those who were stripped of their chairmanships ha ppe ned to be the most hardworking and sincere. The lady solon said that it would have mollified her if those ousted were delinquents with their duties. She believes that her allies were deprived of their preferred committees because of partisan politics. She said that while it is fair to give the two new members of the Board Rodrigo Alanano and Angelo Teves chairmanships to the standing committees, there was no need to declare all seats vacant.
3 Days: ... (Catan)
From page 6
completion. Karina remarked that it was truly magnificent – such a classic look on the outside but, inside, very spacious and modern. Awesome, we really felt closer to God during the mass. “Afterwards Karina went on to compare it to Dumaguete and the province, how Dumaguete is catching up to the modernity of life but is still intent on retaining its culture. I was simply amazed! This was her first time to visit the pr ovin ce a nd y et s he h ad grasped the essence of life there. In fact, she emphatically said that she didn’t want to return to Mani la, she want ed to s tay in Dumaguete. How proud I felt that it was my family that introduced her to this place. “Our Dumaguete adventure would certainly have not be en c ompl ete wit hout a home-cooked meal. And lucky for us, my uncle delivered above expectations, serving us shrimps, crabs and tinola made with native chicken. He topped it all off with ginamos, which is basically bagoong made from fish. Yummmm!!! EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late SIMEON SALAZAR have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement With Sale on their one-half shared of Tax Declaration No. 2003-22-156, situated in Mansangaban, Bais City, in favor to Mary Jane Vikre per Doc. No. 560, Page No. 111, Book No. II, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Adrian C. Borromeo. The Negros Chronicle July 3, 10 & 17, 2011 DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT PARTITION AND SALE OF A PORTION PARCEL OF LAND NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late ANASTACIA SAPU-AN have filed and executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement Partition and Sale of a Portion Parcel of Land on Lot No. 53, Pls-666, under OCT No. FV-35060; and Sale on Lot 53-A, Psd-07-051813, consisting of 1,081 sq.m. in favor of the Spouses Michael M. Delos Santos and Jerelin I. Delos Santos per Doc No. 1013, Page No. 3, Book No. XIV, Series of 2005 of Notary Public Atty. Camilo A. Velardo. The Negros Chronicle June 26, July 3 & 10, 2011
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Bais City Branch 45 Civil Case No. 11-10-T For: Judicial Settlement of Estate with prayers of letters Of Administration LESLIE Z. RUPERTO, Plaintiff, - Versus – LORELIE R. SANTIAGO, SHARYN RUPERTO ARNAIZ, FLYN R. MARTINEZ. Defendants. x——————————————————/
ORDER Before this court is a verified petition for Judicial Settlement of Estate with prayers of Letters of Administration filed by herein plaintiff through counsel on April 26, 2011 alleging that she is the surviving spouse of Filomeno Ruperto and defendants are the children from his first marriage with Arlencita E. Navaroo; that deceased Filomeno Ruperto left certain properties upon his death such as (a) One (1) Fuso Dump Truck, (b) Sugar Plantation Business inclusive of any and all equipment and livestock, (c) Commercial Building situated at the National Highway, Poblacion Tayasan, and, (d) a parcel of land, situated at Palampas, San Carlos City, Neg. Occidental; that the deceased left debts with the balanced amount of three hundred sixty nine thousand pesos (Php369,000.00) which were incurred jointly with herein plaintiff for purposes of defraying expenses for his medication, having suffered Renal Disease which required dialysis twice a week and for expenses related to the construction business; that few months after the death of Filomeno Ruperto, defendant Lorelie Santiago, surreptitiously gained control of the Sugar Plantation and collected the rentals from the lessees of the store spaces in the above commercial building, to the exclusion of the plaintiff, notwithstanding that plaintiff as the surviving spouse of the deceased is best qualified, competent and willing to act as the administrator of his estate. Hence this petition. It is hereby ordered that this petition be set for hearing on August 22, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning inviting any interested parties to file a written opposition or any person may appear on such date and time to show cause why this petition shall not be given due course. This Order shall be published at the expense of the plaintiff in a newspaper of general circulation in this province once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks and copies hereof served upon all other person and creditors of the decedent or any other person believed to have interest in his estate, and copy of this order shall be posted at conspicuous place at Bais City, Tayasan, Negros Oriental and San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Petitioner is hereby directed to send a copy of this petition to Lorelie R. Santiago, Sharyn Ruperto Arnaiz, and Flyn R. Martinez, children of the first wife of the deceased, and show proof compliance thereto before the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. May 12, 2011, Bais City, Philippines. (Sgd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ Judge The Negros Chronicle July 10, 17 & 24, 2011
GA admits ... From page 1 Arnaiz said that he did not receive any ambulances but Mabinay and Bais got one each thru the counter-parting scheme. Meanwhile, Pryde Henry Teves of the 3rd District wondered why he was not included among the solons who received aid from the PCSO when he was able to also fa-
cilitate the release of PCSO funds for some indigents in his district. In fact, one of his constituents, managed to get some P 140, 000 in medical aid. Teves admitted he got two ambulances from PCSO; one of them was given to the municipality of Bacong. Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong said that under the previous administration, she was not able to get any aid or ambulance from PCSO.
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City SPL. PROC. NO. MY-11-28 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTING THE ENTRY OF THE BIRTH RECORD OF ELENITA B. JABEL AT THE OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MABINAY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, ELENITA B. JABEL, as represented by her mother ROSELA B. JABEL as attorney-in-fact, Petitioner, – Versus – MRS. HERMINIA M. PERAS, in her capacity as the 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 ELENITA B. JABEL, filed through counsel, Atty. Benjamin H. Lajot, Jr. on May 20, 2011, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order shall issue directing the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar of Mabinay, Negros Oriental, to correct the entry referring to the petitioner’s gender from MALE to FEMALE; and to direct herein respondent to make the necessary correction in its office. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the court sets the initial hearing thereof on August 16, 2011 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 showcause, 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. Petitioner is hereby directed to furnish the Local Civil Registrar of Mabinay, Negros Oriental of this order with a copy of the petition and its annexes and to the Office of the Solicitor General with address at 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City and show proof of service thereof. SO ORDERED. Bais City, Philippines, May 24, 2011. (Sgd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ Judge The Negros Chronicle July 10, 17 & 24, 2011
Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL CITY OF BAYAWAN Office of the City Council EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION HELD BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF BAYAWAN, NEGROS ORIENTAL ON JANUARY 11, 2011 AT 9:00 A.M. AT THE SESSION HALL RECORD OF ATTENDANCE Hon. Ismael P. Martinez (Vice Mayor) Hon. Victoriano D. Alabastro Hon. Ernesto T. Tijing Hon. Mark Anthony A. Duque Hon. Francis Floyd B. Araula Hon. Peter Paul F. Renacia (OIC Vice Mayor, Presiding) Hon. Alex D. Tizon Hon. Danilo G. Lamis Hon. Mark Fidencio L. Aurelia Hon. Sharlou F. Jamin Hon. Luis J. Sumalpong Hon. Arnolfo A. Teves Jr. (President, LNMB) Hon. Alsheiba M. Tanasan (SK Federated President)
OIC Mayor Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present Present
RESOLUTION NO. 37 “WHEREAS, during the Sangguniang Panlungsod Session dated September 14, 2010, the former Chief of Police of Bayawan City, P/Supt. Roy Abella reported to the August Body that for the month of August 2010, there were thirty seven (37) vehicular accidents in Bayawan City; ‘”WHEREAS, this information is shocking to the people of Bayawan City and to the prospective investors to our place considering that there is an average of one (1) vehicular accident per day for the month of August 2010; “WHEREAS, vehicular accident, be it on motorcycles, cars, trucks or any engine driven vehicle, will cause loss of lives and loss of money, properties and precious time on the part of the members of the family in trying to save the victim/s of the accident; “WHEREAS, ongoing infrastructure projects within the Urban and in the hinterlands barangays of Bayawan City can cause also vehicular accidents if not properly taken cared of; “WHEREAS, there are many ongoing infrastructure projects such as road opening, road concreting and asphalting, culvert installation, culvert construction, bridge construction and others, within the urban and hinterland barangays of Bayawan City; “WHEREAS, life is so precious, that a loss of one life, will cause so many heartaches to the members of the family. “NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of Honorable Councilor Ernesto T. Tijing and duly seconded by Honorable Councilor Luis J. Sumalpong, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bayawan City in session duly assembled resolves to enact the following ordinance. ORDINANCE NO. 2 AN ORDINANCE ON COMPULSORY INSTALLATION OF EARLY WARNING DEVICES IN ALL ONGOING INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS ALONG NATIONAL, PROVINCIAL, CITY AND BARANGAY ROADS IN BAYAWAN CITY. Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Panlungsod that: SECTION 1. This ordinance shall cover all projects of private contractor, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Provincial Engineering Department of Negros Oriental (PEO), and the Local Government Unit (LGU) doing projects by administration within the area of Bayawan City. SECTION 2. Definition of Terms. a. Early warning device - Is a precautionary measure or device that informs the incoming driver of a motorcycle or vehicle that beyond this device there is an ongoing project along the road and the commuters should be extra careful. b. Private contractors- Those license contractors who join the bidding to do infrastructure projects for the LGU. SECTION 3. Design of early warning device. The specification of the early warning device for this ordinance shall be the international road signs adopted at the 1968 United Nations Convention on road signs and signals of which the Philippines is a signatory. SECTION 4. Distance of Visibility. The early warning device shall be installed fifteen (15) meters
RTC acquits... From page 1 Mauro de Jesus [G.R. No. 127878, July 25, 2003, which ruled that “the presence of two medical reports, one from the NBI yielding a negative result and the other from the PNP Crime Laborato ry stating that Ma. Cristina is in a non-virgin state, behooves us to favor the proposition that appellant is innocent of rape. This is in consonance with the rule that where the evidence in a criminal case is evenly balanced, the constitutional presumption of innocence tilts in favor of the accused.” The Court also noted six  disturbing inconsistencies from the complainant narra-
away on both ends of the ongoing project. SECTION 5. Deputies of the City Mayor. For purpose of this Ordinance all Barangay Captains shall be the deputies of the City Mayor within their respective territorial jurisdiction and as such, deputies shall assist the City Mayor in strictly implementing the provisions of this ordinance. The City Mayor or his deputies may designate other persons to aid them in the implementation of the provisions of this ordinance provided that the designation is approved by their perspective Sanggunian concerned. SECTION 6. Penalties. Any person who violates this ordinance shall suffer the following penalties, to wit. a. First Offense – warning b. Second Offense – PHP 2,500.00 fine c. Third and succeeding offenses – PHP. 5,000.00 fine or 1 month imprisonment or both upon the discretion of the Court. SECTION 7. Who are the responsible people answerable to this offense? Project implementors/project engineer/ project in-charge of all ongoing infrastructure projects within the road network of Bayawan City either done by administration or by project contractors. SECTION 8. Separability Clause. If for any reason/s, any clause, sentence, provisions or section of this Ordinance shall be held invalid or unconstitutional, other parts or provisions hereof which are not affected shall continue to be in full force and effect. SECTION 9. Effectivity. This ordinance shall take effect after posting for two (2) weeks in at least three (3) conspicuous places in Bayawan City and publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the province for two (2) weeks. “Enacted.” *** I hereby certify to the correctness of the foregoing resolution. *** ATTESTED: (Sgd) PETER PAUL F. RENACIA Councilor Acting Presiding Officer (Sgd.) JULIUS T. ESPARTERO Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod APPROVED: FEB. 08, 2011 (Sgd) RENE G. GAUDIEL Mayor Copy for: The Honorable Provincial Board, Dumaguete City The Negros Chronicle July 10, 2011
tion of event and circumstances among them her insistence that she was made to inhale chloroform yet, she did not sustain any chemical burns which is among the effects of skin contact with the chemical substance despite her being of fair complexion; the unacceptable fact of making a text message after a call despite being already weak and dizzy; her failure to identify the person of the accused in the alleged calls and text messages she made; the failure of the complainant and her witnesses to present their cellphones in court; and her singling out the accused while maintaining in the preliminary hearing that she cannot identify the other three accused be-
cause they are not close. The family described the ruling as “shining display that our justice system is working” and cited the lady judge for coming up with “swift and rightful justice.” The defense was represented by the MERCADO & PARTNERS LAW FIRM through its’ senior partner Atty. Raymu nd J.A. Mercado who described the result of the case as a triumph of justice.
July 10, 2011
A Saint for all seasons
bird sings because it has a song,” Chinese sages claim. An Inquirer Viewpoint column on silenced bird songs sparked a cyberspace discussion that ranged from the savaging of the Mindoro imperial pigeon to the Isabela oriole.
“The number of native species threatened with extinction is now 89,” the column “Feathered Desaparecidos” noted. These include the BlueWinged Racquet-Tail, DarkEared Brown Dove, Mindanao Bleeding-Heart to the Chinese Crested Tern. The Philippine eagle is, hands down, the best known. An eagle, weak from loss of blood due to shotgun pellets, was treated by Pastor Abanag, veterinarian Stephen Toledo, and teachers at Calbiga, Samar. They entrusted the recovering bird to the National Wildlife Rescue Center. “This means that the Phil-
ippine eagle is still in Samar, particularly in areas where there are virgin forests,” concluded Department of Environment’s Danilo Javier. By happenstance, Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s San Jose Timber Corporation logs this last patch of natural forest. At the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao, mating calls would resonate among its 35 birds in July or August, manager Tatit Quiblat said. Now, these “sex vocals” are heard in May, a full two months earlier. Is weather, gone out of whack, confusing even the eagles? Birds perform multiple tasks Turn to page 11
JOHNY M ERCADO
(E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org )
n June 26, 1975, a holy man died in Rome in the arms of his beloved children- members of the Prelature of Opus Dei. On May 17, 1992, Pope John Paul II, amidst wild cheers of thousands of Opus Dei members, numbering in excess of 80,000 all over the world, in the historic St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. On October 2002, in the same square, before an even great multitude, John Paul II proclaimed him a saint. On both occasions, I was one of the crowd. This somewhat made up for my great frustration in failing to meet the saint during his lifetime despite great efforts on my part to have an audience with him. I nearly met him in Madrid but for a traffic jam which prevented me from attending the occasion of the blessing of a newly-minted chapel in one of the Opus Dei residences in the Spanish capital. This would have been the venue for the meeting. It was on October 2, 1928, that followed forced the founder to while doing a retreat, that through seek refuge in many places. It did a vision, God conveyed to him not stop him however from perwhat the Lord had been hinting forming his priestly ministry and his to him for several years, and apostolic undertakings, and seekthus, Opus Dei was born. The ing out his followers, many of steady growth of Opus Dei was whom were in the frontlines. somewhat interrupted by the civil I credit San Josemaria for war in Spain that broke out in the vocation of many in Opus 1936. The religious persecution Turn to page 17
A Journey Through Cancer
t was May when my mother wanted a pink dress, and she liked it simple. But she could wear it only once. So I shopped for something that I thought she would love to wear when she meets my Father in heaven. It was a rare kind of shopping. It was for someone who would never ever see the dress. I wanted to do it alone, so no one could see my tears. I wanted them to change my makes life more meaningful,” mother’s make up, too. I knew she said. When I was a child, she would detest anything artifi- she taught me how to draw cial on her face. She only used while she was painting a beaulipstick in rare occasions when tiful picture of God and heaven she was called to lead a program in my heart. She never in school. She was a grade one scolded me if I drew pictures teacher for many years and on her lesson plans and the touched many lives with walls in our house. She had a compassion. She would say, way of teaching God through “These little children are her ways. Her theology was sponges. They absorb every- simple. God loves you so thing so teach them the right much, so love Him back and thing.” that includes everything He My mother, Rosita, was a made. wonderful person who told us She had refused dialysis in to nurture our minds and never California three years ago even forget the foods for the heart. if her doctors told her that she “What you have in your heart had Turn to page 15
MUFFET DOLAR VILLEGAS e-mail: email@example.com
n April 3 of this year, I wrote a column warning my readers about internet scams. They are generally very easy to spot. They usually involve large sums of money and a request for personal information. Downloading or even responding to these emails can cause you a lot of trouble and possible financial pain. There is a new scam on the net. There is no request for inMore than likely, there is eiformation, no links or downloads ther a key stroke worm or a reand no mention of money. In- quest for a reward awaiting your stead, the sender tells you that response. The key stroke worm someone has employed him to will give them your passwords kill you. He admits to have fol- and access to your accounts. lowed you and found you to be You could end up like my friend an innocent person who does not --locked out of your own email deserve to die. While he has re- account or worse. In either case, fused to kill you, others have now doing anything other than deletbeen hired for the job. He offers ing the email is asking for trouto provide the necessary informa- ble. tion you need to give the police These scam internet artists so they can arrest the person hir- are getting more creative daily. ing the killers. He usually does There are emails offering free cute not mention any money, but only little puppies and desperate emails wants you to email him. This from crippled children seeking should be your first clue. If he medical help. The ruses are almost were truly interested in your limitless. So how do you tell the safety, he would simply provide real from the fake? It is difficult. the information in this email There are two internets sites that rather than require a response. Turn to page 7
JAMES “KOJAK” HUGHS U.S. Army, Cpt (ret)
Footsteps and Fingerprints
HIS is a concern for all of us. Though at bottom, we are a religious being, since we have an innate yearning for God— whatever and whoever that may be for us—we oftentimes get aborted in developing this relationship with him, because we don’t go all the way in developing piety. We easily get stranded attitude and outlook. somewhere. It could be because For some, these practices of laziness, or disordinate attach- of piety just get in the way in ments to self and things, or an the pursuit of their plans, amimpoverished life of prayer and bitions, projects. For others, sacrifice, or a neglected effort to these practices have fallen to cultivate virtues, etc. Many are the category of the meaningthe factors and causes that pre- less, the time-wasters and the vent us from developing piety. useless. Yet one fundamental There certainly is a crying cause for this arrested or need for a basic catechesis on stunted spiritual growth is the piety. If just understood well, this lack of proper understanding virtue ought to command not only of the pivotal roles of the prac- respect from us, but also a sense tices of piety that we need to of duty and obligation. It actually do. gives meaning and substance to Especially these days when our life. we are constantly barraged by These practices that fosexhilarating commercial images ter our sense of piety can and messages, we find it increas- cover a lot of things: prayer, ingly hard to appreciate the value sacrifice or mortification, of these pious practices that require grace and a certain kind of Turn to page 7
AMB. JOSE V. ROMERO, JR., PH.D
Day 3: Shopping in Dumaguete
W FR. ROY CIMAGALA
e are now in Day 3 of our granddaughters’ discovery adventure in Negros Oriental. They called their first day “A Day of Glorious Food” and their second day “Nature and Road Trip Day.” Each day was the feature of my last two columns. Today, Bea shares about their shopping experience and her city friends’ first ‘bayle’.
Bea writes: “Did I already mention how great it is to go shopping in Dumaguete? We kids used to spend our summers in Negros and I always looked forward to shopping in Dumaguete knowing that I could get twice the clothes there compared to what I would have been able to buy in Manila. So it was no surprise when both Sabrina and Karina, our city friends from Manila, went a little crazy with the budget they had set for shopping. Yes, they got much more than they expected! You really do get the best deals, whether at a flea market, at the department store,
or at the new mall. What fun we had! “The only other schedule we had for that day was to pick up more family at the airport. Having done that in the afternoon, we passed by the market to purchase the ingredients for our ‘dinner’ and headed to the Perpetual Help Cathedral to hear the anticipated mass as it was Saturday and we had planned a very busy day on Sunday. The cathedral had been under repair for sometime and it was the first time I’d been back after its Turn to page 5
NANCY RUSSELL CATAN
July 10, 2011
Easy ride vehicle owned by City Engineer’s
An employee of the City Engineer’s Office checking the reconditioned easy ride vehicle owned by the City Engineer’s Office. The easy ride will be used by the inspection team to monitor projects in the city.
recourse to the sacraments like confession, Holy Mass and communion, visit to the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, examination of conscience, spiritual reading, etc. They should correspond to all the different aspects and needs of our spiritual life as it impacts on our daily activities and concerns. They can be described as guideposts in our journey of life full of challenges, problems, pressures and other confusing elements. Or they can offer us the needed respites in our activities, giving us moments to recharge ourselves spiritually so we can maintain a supernatural outlook in life. They are like home bases in our pilgrimage of life where we can recover our spiritual and moral strength. There, we can have God in a more direct and intimate condition. There, God makes himself available to us, while in our work, God expects us to look for him. They are supposed to be vital organic parts of our day that comprise mostly of mundane activities that need to be sanctified and offered to God and to others. Like meals and our sleep, they are supposed to be availed of by us in a most natural and regular way.
Internet ... (Kojak)
From page 6
can hel p yo u. F irst is www.419baiter.com. This site is named after the law in Nigeria that prosecutes internet fraud. Nigeria is a major source of most of these scams but by no means the only source. This site has possibly the largest collection of these scams available. If you have doubts about an email; take a second and look it up on this site. It could save you money and heartache later. The second site is the old reliable Snopes, www.snopes.com. I find them politically liberal but very reliable when it comes to scams and hoaxes. Pass this information on to your friends. Be an Everyday Hero; not an everyday victim.
We should just flow into them, since in the end, all our activities should be oriented toward the ultimate goal of our life, and that is worship of God. These practices should not be considered alien to our daily routine. This is the task we have to do—developing an attitude of relating everything to God by letting all our activities lead us to these practices. We just have to find a way, with God’s grace, to cultivate a spiritual hunger or urge for these practices. If sin and moral evil just do not die by natural causes, neither do piety, and a spiritual and supernatural outlook in life just flower by natural causes. We need God’s grace for this, and our unrelenting and ever creative correspondence. This is precisely the challenge we face these days. Even many of those who are supposed to be close and dedicated to God—priests, nuns and other religious and consecrated persons—find it hard to make these pious practices an integral part of their day. Many still find it awkward to do them. What is needed is a certain plan, much like a regimen to which many of us willingly submit when we work out our physical fitness, so that a working and fruitful piety would really take root in our life. So, in the beginning, much like little children, we need to be initiated into this kind of lifestyle, often forcing ourselves a little and submitting ourselves to some experts—our confessors and spiritual directors—so that the seeds of piety can really grow to maturity We have to go from the fundamental to the more complex levels of spirituality, from the amateur to the professional, from the beginner’s stage to the veteran’s, until we reach what St. Paul once described as the “fullness of God” to which we are destined.
AD PAWNSHOP No. 13 San Juan St., Dumaguete City All unr edeemed pledges whose terms have expired will be auctioned on July 31, 2011 at our place.
RUSH SALE 2 storey House and Lot (472 sq. mtrs.) South Bagacay, Dumaguete. 1 Subdivision Lot (250 sq. mtrs.), Lower Camanjac. 1 unit Delica Van 2005 model. Contact: Jun (035) 422-8259, 0927-630-8853. 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 HALL OF JUSTICE 1st Floor, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City
SPEC. PROC. NO. 277
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF
IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF MAPEH PACULBA GUMAHAD BY CORRECTING HER SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE
NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE
MAPEH PACULBA GUMAHAD, Petitioner, – versus – THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF STA. CATALINA, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x————————————————————/
Upon extrajudicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG FUND) against GRACE V. VILLANUEVA married to ALEXANDER M. VILLANUEVA of 203 Malaubong, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of February 28, 2011amounts to One million One hundred Seventy-one thousand Three hundred Sixty-eight Pesos and 10/100 (P1,171,368.10) excluding/including penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses for foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on August 11, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Hall of Justice Building, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with its improvements, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE FT-306
Petitioner, in her verified petition alleges that she was born on May 3, 1984 at Brgy. Poblacion, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental and her fact of birth was duly recorded before the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina. However, in her record of birth, her sex was erroneously entered as MALE instead of FEMALE, respectively. Thus, this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on August 11, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published immediately, at the expense of the petitioner, for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five component cities. Furnish copies of this Order to the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. In chamber this 31st day of May, 2011 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Executive Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle June 26, July 3 & 10, 2011
“A parcel of land (Lot No. 5 of the consolidation-subdivision plan, (LRC) Pcs-20762, being a portion of Lot 1602-B-1 (LRC) Psd-161674, LRC Cad. Rec. No. 1529) situated in the Barrio of Daro, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NE., along line 9-10 by Lot 364 of the Dumaguete Cadastre; on the E., and SE., along lines 101-2 by Lot 7; on the S., W., and NW., along lines 2-3-4-5-6-7 by Lot 8 (Alley); on the N., along lines 7-8-9 by Lot No. 2, all of the consolidation-subdivision plan, containing an area of SEVEN HUNDRED FOURTEEN (714) SQUARE METERS, more or less. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the abovestated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on August 18, 2011, without further notice. Dumaguete City, June 21, 2011. (Sgd.) MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff By: (Sgd.) BOBBY F. MIRANDA Sheriff IV & Executing Sheriff The Negros Chronicle June 26, July 3 & 10, 2011
July 10, 2011
A GOOD NAME A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. – Proverbs 22:1 o matter how hard a man works, no matter how much wealth and notoriety a man accumulates, no matter how many frequent flier miles he logs, it is always a fair question to ask, “What will I leave behind?” What we leave behind is called hear a word of encouragement, it may legacy. It’s more than bank accounts, be enough to get our heart out of rhythm. IRAs and real estate. It is more than For a man to be able to look into the “Salesman of the Year” plaques, more eyes of his wife and children and to be than newspaper clippings, and certainly able to see them looking back with remore than a wooden box planted six feet spect, admiration, trust, loyalty – that is deep in the earth when it is all over. More enough to make most of us hallucinate. than a fleeting memory, a legacy is an That is a living legacy. And that is what indelible impression. every man longs for. It is the mark we make in life that A living legacy doesn’t grow in a lives far longer than forty, fifty, or eighty vacuum. Neither does it grow in a petri years. It’s the footprints we leave at a dish. A living legacy is the product of the workplace or institution, and the finger- consistent hard choices we have been prints we leave in the lives we love. It’s talking about – integrity, sensitivity, huthe way we do things and the reason we mility, responsibility, fidelity, and chardo them. Legacy is as close as we can ity. There are no shortcuts. No such thing get to immorality this side of eternity. as microwave maturity. A good name Deep in the soul of every man is the doesn’t grow on trees and it is not for desire to leave behind a good name. A sale at any price. It is not just given to an name that rings true. A name that makes elite few, nor is it withheld from others. people nod in affirmation. Few men lust It is held out to each of us – ours for the for a name that makes people stand up taking – as long as we are willing to pay and clap. For most of us, a pat on the the price. back from a family member is fine. If we
eware of these teachers of religious law! For they love to parade in the following robes and to have everyone bow to them as they walk in the marketplaces. And how they love the seats of honor in the synagogues and at banquets.’’ Mark 12:38-39
Jesus warned against trying to make a good impression. These teachers of religious law were religious hypocrites who had no love for God. True followers of Christ are not distinguished by showy spirituality. Reading the Bible, praying in
public, or following church rituals can be phony if the motive for doing them is to be noticed or honored. Let your actions be consistent with your beliefs. Live for Christ, even when no one is looking.
Senator Sotto’s expose HISTORICAL NOTES TODAY’S on DOH anomaly The recollects in Negros GOSPEL
or your information, following are the highlights of Senator Sotto’s speech in the Senate on corruption in the use of reproductive health funds at the Department of Health (DOH): 1. That reproductive health programs have been FR. GAMMY TULABING and are being implemented JCD, VG by the Department of Health even without a law. (In a previous article I wrote, I have documented RH programs funded by government from the time of the Ramos administration in 1998. The program continues till the present.) 2. That the proposed programs in the RH Bill are similar to those already being funded and implemented by the government through DOH in the area of Family Health which includes MNCHN or what is known as maternal, newborn, child health and nutrition services. 3. To rapidly reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, the DOH identified “coordinated interventions at each life stage for intermediate outcomes such as contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR), antenatal care (ANC), facility-based delivery (FBD) and fully immunized children (FIC).” These services must be delivered through (LGU) local government unit-led network of public and private health providers. To support this strategy, DOH must provide grants to LGUs based on funds specified in the budget for MNCHN. 4. In the 2009 budget, the total grant to LGUs amounted to 423 million pesos (P423,000,000.00) at 1 million for each province or highly urbanized city. For others, the amount is less. Did LGUs receive their allocations? Note: The pro-RH side claims that 11 women die everyday because there is no RH program for maternal health. With this expose, what Senator Sotto is saying is that the program has been there all along. But that the funds may never have reached the intended beneficiaries because of corruption. Senator Sotto also said that the House
Turn to page 9
seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.” The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand. In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never
n 1894, the Vicar Forane Matthew 13:1-23 of Negros Oriental, Fray Manuel Cabriada del CarThat same day Jesus went out of the men, traced the beginhouse and sat by the lake. Such large crowds nings of the missionary gathered around him that he got into a boat and enterprise of the Augustinsat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. ian Recollects in the Negros Then he told them many things in parables, sayIsland way back in 1848. ing: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he Si de la consideración was scattering the seed, some fell along the de este admirable todo que path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some llamamos archipiélago, fell on rocky places, where it did not have much pasamos a considerar una de soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was R EV. F R. ROMAN C. sus partes, también tenemos shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants S AGUN, JR. que admirar no poco en Isla de were scorched, and they withered because they Negros. No hace muchos had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, lustros que esta Isla estaba which grew up and choked the plants. Still other casi abandonada; la población que en ella había era muy escasa pues eran muy pocos los pueblos que contenía cuando el Excmo. Sr. D. Narciso Clavería, Gobernador General de estas Islas, por indicación del Excmo. Sr. D. Fr. Romualdo Jimeno, Obispo de Cebú, nos entregó a los Recoletos su administración spiritual, y despues de aquella fecha ha ido aumentando y progresando gradualmente debido a la creación de nuevas parroquias y AN INVITATION TO misiones, hasta llegar al estado magnífico en que hoy la vemos. Porque el religioso a la par que HIGHER CLIMB procura, como es su obligación, el bien espiritual Matthew 7:6-11 de las almas que le están encomendadas, no se ha olvidado jamás del progreso material y del The Words of our Lord in our bienestar temporal de sus feligreses, y así se comprende cómo en tan poco tiempo se ha Scripture text inspire this urge for the higher climb. When we look at obtenido un resultado tan grande. If after taking into consideration what we the words of our passage in the regard as a marvelous archipelago as a whole, Greek original, the tense is progreswe move on to consider one of its parts, we need sive; it connotes continuing action: just as well to marvel no less at the Island of Keep on asking and you will DR. PROCESO UDARBE Negros. For a long time, it was not having much keep on receiving; lustre since this Island was almost abandoned; Keep on seeking and you will in it the population that it had was very scarce keep on finding; with very few towns composing it when His Keep on knocking and it will Excellency, Mr. Narciso Clavería, Governor Gen- keep on being opened to you. eral of these Islands, upon the indication of His And let me add something intended by Jesus because he Excellency, the Most Rev. Fray Romualdo too had a fascination for mountains: keep on climbing the higher Jimeno, Bishop of Cebu, turned over (in 1848) peaks and you will keep on reaching. For if we don’t, our lives will its spiritual administration to us Recollects, and be as described by the words of Robert Frost: since that date, it has gone on increasing, and Nothing to look backward to with pride. gradually making progress due to the creation Nothing to look forward to with hope. of new parishes and missions, until reaching What does the call to the higher climb mean? Turn to page 9
Turn to page 9
It is being true to our nature as imago Dei (as made in the image of God) that we are meant for the higher adventurous climb. The real reason behind the urge to climb the high peaks, especially Mount Everest, is the same spirit of inquiry and adventure that lies behind athletic, scientific, in tellectu al, and spiritu al quests. You and I would agree that if man and woman were not inquirers, researchers and adventurers, we could never have realized some of the greatest inventions, discoveries, achievements to bless human life; we would never have risen from the status of the apes. (To be continued)
July 10, 2011
Main Office Legaspi Street In Front of Holy Child Dumaguete City
Branch III Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City
All unr edee med and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.
All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 19, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.
Branch I Noblefranca Street Dumaguete City
Branch IV Twin Arcade Bldg., Dumaguete City
All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 16, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.
All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 20, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.
AGENCIA BELEN Branch II Cor. Perdices & Sta. Rosa Sts.,
Dumaguete City All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 18, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at this office. DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OVER A PORTION OF A PARCEL OF LAND
NOTICE is hereby given that NICANORA ADA have filed and executed a Deed of Absolute Sale Over A Portion Of A Parcel of Land on TwoSeventh (2/7) portion of Lot No. 1953, Pls-847, covered by OCT No. FV-8053, situated in Mayabon, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 25,704 sq.m. in favor to Cerelita E. Mindac per Doc. No. 219, Page No. 44, Book No. IX, Series of 2003 of Notary Public Atty. Richard Enojo. The Negros Chronicle June 26, July 3 & 10, 2011
Dr. Seeress Mae R. Heniel General Dentistry and Orthodontics Clinic Address: No. 53 Pinili St., 2nd Flr., Cornelio Bldg., Dumaguete City 6200 Negros Oriental, Philippines Contact us through: Phone: 035 422 4159 Mobile: 0923 8849495 E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF A DECEASED PERSON NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late Spouses ROQUE VILLANUEVA and FELISA VILLANUEVA have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate of a Deceased Person on Lot No. 159, covered by TCT No. T-2944, situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Bais, containing an area of 2,788 sq.m. , per Doc. No. 373, Page No. 073, Book No. V, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Adrian C. Borromeo. The Negros Negros Chronicle July 3, 10 & 17, 2011
UNCT helmet center 38 Sec. Motorcycle accidents happen everyday! Good thing there is UNCT Helmet Center! DTI accredited with ICC Sticker at UNCT Helmet Center, you can make a more informed choice and buy any style of motorcycle helmets at very low and reasonable prices! Drop by our store today at Calindagan, Dumaguete City infront of Food Net or give us a call at 424 8268 or 0917 356 4975 and 0908 604 2429. So when you think of being safe on the road, think of UNCT Helmet Center --because your safety is our priority!
From page 8
Version of the RH Bill institutionalizes this form of corruption. 5. According to DOH records, allocations have been released. In the case of Ilocos Norte, for example, it should have received P644,525.60 in 2008, P602,590.00 in 2009 and P2,470,379.00 in 2010, or a total of P3,717.494.60 in three years. Senator Sotto presented a certification from the provincial finance committee of Ilocos Norte that not a centavo was ever received
The recollects ...
From page 8
the magnificent condition that we find today (in 1894). Because the religious who is as good to procure, as it is his obligation, the spiritual
Gospel ... From page 8 perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise, they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’[a] But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. “Listen then to what the
from 2008 to 2010. Other LGUs like Batangas, Quezon, and Lucena City have revealed the same experience. Sen. Sotto is waiting for their certifications. 6. While advocates of the RH Bill are focusing on various issues such as overpopulation, poverty, contraception, abortion and other issues, the important issue of funding, and the anomalies attached to it, had been missed, according to Senator Sotto. 7. Senator Sotto referred the matter to the appropriate Senate committee for proper inquiry, investigation and action. good of the souls who are entrusted to him, has never neglected the material progress and the temporal welfare of his flock, and so one can comprehend how in so short a time he has achieved such a success as grandiose. (More next week) parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
12 13 14 15 16 17 10 3
* AVON Seminar 9:30am-12pm Joshua 2 ————————————————-----* NOCCI Seminar 1pm-5pm Jordan 1 —————————————————— * COTS/Ortho Class 10am-1pm Jordan 3 * Mary Kay Orientation Seminar 5pm7pm Joshua 2 —————————————————— * Globe 2pm-4pm Joshua 1 * IPR Orientation Seminar 1pm-5pm Jordan 3 —————————————————— * BCBP North Male & Female Fellowship 7am-9am Agape * BCBP South Joint Fellowship 7am-9am Joshua 2 —————————————————— * Sun. Org. 8am-2pm Agape * Jeremiah Christian Center 9am-11am Joshua 1 * Family in Christ Ministry 3pm-5pm Agape * V-Mobile 3pm-5pm Joshua 2 * Lifestyles Seminar 2pm-4pm Jordan 1&2 —————————————————— * Jesus Is Lord 5:30pm-7:30pm Jordan 2 ———————————————-——— * Solidrock Worship Service 5:30pm7:30pm Jordan 3
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF BELCIÑA PAWNSHOPS, INC. OF SAN CARLOS CITY, NEG. OCC. Cor. Broce and Mondragon Sts., San Carlos City, Neg. Occ. Notice is hereby given that a resolution dissolving the corporation as of July 15, 2011 was adopted by the affirmative vote of the stockholders owning at least 2/3 of the total outstanding capital stock or at least 2/3 of the members of the corporation at a meeting held on April 24, 2011 at the President’s residence, Oracion Drive, Looc, Dumaguete City. A balance sheet showing that no creditors thereof will be affected by such dissolution has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All persons having claims against the corporation are requested to present the same at its principal office at Cor. Broce & Mondragon Sts., San Carlos City, Negros Occidental for immediate settlement. This announcement will serve as notice to all parties concerned of the legal dissolution of the said corporation. San Carlos City, Philippines. June 26, 2011 (Sgd.) NAPOLEON Y. BELCIÑA Corporate Secretary The Negros Chronicle June 26, July 3 & 10, 2011
JM Poultry & Livestock Supply Branch 1 Mabini St., and Branch II, Real Street, Dumaguete City Tel. No. 035-421-0378.
July 10, 2011
Arnaiz backs ...
the CIVIC circle From page 16
BY: DEMS DEMECILLO BLAS LIBATON
Captured NPA official needs urgent surgery Marlene Badayos (seated), who sustained a gunshot wound in her right shoulder, claims she is just a mere sympathizer and not an armed partisan of the New People’s Army. She is in urgent need of surgery according to the physician brought by the military to check on her condition.
taken over the position as secretary of the South East Front of the NPA after his brother, Danilo, was arrested To page 19
twenty-nine-year-old man joined the growing list of victims who were killed for their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade. The latest fatality, identified as Alberto Ablong, Jr. of Purok Nangka Cadawinonan, was shot to death by a gunman on board a motorcycle driven by another wearing a helmet, Thursday afternoon. Ablong was shot by the suspect but was declared dead on arrival. The using a 9mm pistol. He was brought to victim’s live-in partner, Rosalie Adalid, To page 19
2 Koreans robbed inside rented home rmed robbers broke inside the rented room of two Korean brothers along Rovira Road, Pulantubig, Dumaguete City, Thursday dawn. The elder Korean Jo Hyun Jin, told police that he was browsing the internet around 4:30 AM when two armed men suddenly forced their way inside. One of them pointed his gun to the victim who fought back.
The ensuing fracas woke up his younger brother, Cho Hyun Jin, who went to the succor of his brother prompting the
robbers to flee with the cellular phone of the victims and some cash. Both went to To page 19
Qualfon supervisor stabbed outside bar
our men attacked and stabbed a supervisor of Qualfon outside Barrocks Resto bar along Sta. Catalina St., Dumaguete City, early dawn, Monday. The victim, identified as Angelo Aranas, 21, of Carmen, Davao, sustained stab wounds in the different parts of his body and was brought to Holy Child Hospital and then later to Silliman University Medical Center. To page 19
Holiday with Friends Friends and good m anners will carry you where money won’t go. – Margaret Walker
ith the many cheap domestic fares, it is now convenient to travel to many destinations in the Philippines.
Suspected drug peddler executed the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital
njured suspected New People’s Army rebel Marlene Badayos denies she was one of those who participated during the May 3 armed encounter between rebels and soldiers in Barangay Talalac, Sta. Catalina.
Badayos, who has numerous warrants of arrest for murder and was recently captured by the Philippine Army in a pension house in Bacolod City, also denied she had
BY LELE MARTINEZ (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: email@example.com – EDITOR)
Our very own Dumaguete is well visited by local and foreign tourists; for us locals, Manila may sound too busy and crowded but there are many places to visit in and around Manila. I rarely travelled to Manila except for business trips when I was working full time; in recent years, I have enjoyed short holidays with friends to many places. We have visited Puerto Princesa, Bacolod, Cebu, Bohol, and Davao; and Ilocos is the next planned destination. For my foreigner friends, I like to show them my favorite treat – Tagaytay, and I wouldn’t let them miss shopping in Greenhills and 168 for their pasalubongs to bring home so a trip to Manila is a treat. I always watch for these ladies’ first reaction when they see Taal Lake. Every one of them has this surprised and wondering look on their Tourists Jamie and Theresa soak in the beauty of Taal faces when they see Lake in Tagaytay the magnificent view of the placid lake and the volcano within friends. They look over- ladies’ bags of all shapes and the lake against the blue whelmed by the variety and designs, shoes, blouses, sky. The scenery looks al- beauty of the pearl accesso- household items, and exotic most postcard perfect. My ries and other ladies items flowering plants are sold at usual routine is lunch at sold there. Strands of shim- much cheaper prices than in Gerry’s Grille overlooking mering pearls in different the regular malls. the lake and a tour of Taal designs and jewelry settings, Shopping in Manila is Vista Hotel to soak in the swarovski crystals in all not complete without visitperfect view of Taal. I re- colors and shapes are set into ing Divisoria, especially the member my first view of different jewelry 168 mall and the many other new malls that have sprouted there. Ladies’ and children’s clothes, bags of all sizes and colors, and other accessories that women want are priced at astonishing low prices. Women of all ages are seen shopping to their hearts delight in these two places. Not surprising is the absence of male shoppers who must be miserable if they had to wait for hours while the women browse over each and every item. This month, Cirque de Soliel is performing at Rizal Park across Quirino Grandstand. Another place to visit is the Oceanarium in Luneta with the huge overhead tanks of varying sea life and the dancing mermaids. I love the centuries-old All set and ready for a holiday of sightseeing. Ba- churches in Quiapo, nanas, Cynthia and Inday with the delicious fruits Binondo and Malate, too. A short holiday with of Tagaytay. We came home with a bunch of finfriends is a fun-filled time of ger bananas, enjoying the fantastic view of Lake laughter, eating out, shopTaal with friends Merly and Cynthia. ping and sightseeing. Friendship is one of the Taal was at this hotel years items. Expensive south sea many blessings of life. Don’t ago when I attended a pearls in different sizes, miss out on a trip out-ofBankers Conference held colors and settings are dis- town with friends! It’s a there. played in glass stands; pearl great treat for good friends. The Greenhills Mall strands in different colors draws a more shocked re- and shapes hang exquisitely action from my in each stall. In another area,
July 10, 2011
Around Negros BY DEMS DEMECILLO
Political Comeback. After losing his mayoral quest against Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva, Angelo Teves (right) is now back in public service as a Provincial Board Member representing the 2nd District. Congressman George Arnaiz (left) handpicked Teves to take the seat vacated by his brother, Jun, who was elevated as Vice-Governor. Board Member Erwin Macias (center) is one of the earliest well-wishers.
tressing that while the other contenders were competent, 2 nd District Cong. George Arnaiz handpicked Angelo Teves as the newest Provincial Board Member on account of his loyalty to the party and as the most appropriate representative of Bais City and Mabinay. To page 19
SK Presidents in term-sharing deal mid reports that some municipal SK Federation Presidents have entered into a term-sharing agreement, the Department of Interior and Local Government issued an advisory on the protocol of resignations and successions.
Pursuant to the 2001 Katipunan ng Kabataan and Sangguniang Kabataan Constitution and By-laws: Resignation of SK Presidents of component cities and municipalities shall be deemed effective only upon acceptance of the President of the Panlalawigan Pederasyon in the per-
son of Board Member Scott Wayne Husain. Upon acceptance of the resignation, it is the Vice-President who shall automatically assume the office for the unexpired term of the resigned official in
To page 19
EDC-GCGI-Puhagan MOA on jobs sealed
HEALTH IS WEALTH
George casts lot on Bais’ Angelo
opez-owned companies Energy Development Corporation and Green Core Geothermal, Inc. forged a Memorandum of Agreement between its main host village, Puhagan, in Valencia to address their common desire to provide locals safety and security, skills training and development, and priority in employment.
In signing the MOA, both parties recognize the need to nurture a relationship that would be mutually beneficial. EDC Vice-President Dwight Maxino and GCGI Senior Plant Man ager Richard E. Eugenio, Sr. stressed that the MOA un-
derscores the commitment of their companies to help in uplifting the lives of the people where their power plants operate. The MOA provides that the companies
To page 19
Dignitaries joined top officials of geothermal giants Energy Development Corporation and Green Core Geothermal, Inc. to witness the unprecedented signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Lopez-owned companies and its prime host, Barangay Puhagan of Valencia, providing for a degree of security in the hiring of local labor. In photo are (L-R) Cong. Pryde Henry Teves, Board Member Edmund Dy, Puhagan Barangay Captain Leonarda T. Sarita, EDC Vice-President Dwight Maxino, GCGI Senior Plant Manager Richard Eugenio, Sr., Provincial Administrator Jose Arnel Francisco, representing Governor Roel Degamo
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” –– Proverbs 15:1
very human being has experienced and expressed in one way or another the normal emotional feeling of anger. Psychologists say that anger is a reaction of tension and aggression aroused generally by frustration. The expression of anger, either through verbal or physical means, helps the individual deal with his frustration.
DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA Fellow, Phil. Psychiatric Association Diplomate, Phil. Board of Psychiatry
In modern times, when some majo r au th or ities auditiously show cruelty or abuse of power towards men of goodwill, people with righteous sense will fight or revolt to free themselves from evil ways. Hence, the defeat of the dictator Adolf Hitler in the second World War an d Marcos in th e EDSA Peaceful Revolution are examples. Uncontrolled anger is def initely destructive to health as proven by scientific studies throughout the world. It can certainly lead to sudden death as in stroke, heart attack, etc. if a person suffers from hostility (a chronic unresolved anger), this will lead to constant tension, anxiety, high blood pressure, and “psychosomatic illness” such as stomach ulcer, sinusitis, arthritis, kidney trouble, cancer and other miserable recurrent stress-related disorders. Let us differentiate between anger and hostility.
Anger is a normal (justifiable) emotional reaction when one’s right is transgressed, while hostility is an abnormal reaction wherein one’s repressed long-standing un reso lved an ger (sin ce childhood) is transferred (displaced) to another person (a hated object) with a motive for revenge. The normal anger which theologians call as “righteous indignation” was exemplified when Jesus became mad and drove away the money changers out of the h oly temp le. Th e unrespectful merchants realized and accepted the cord whipping and they became friends again without any rancour. However, the hostile person drags his/her deepseated and unresolved anger to the grave because of his/ her feeling of vindictiveness (grudge). Here are some go od ways of handling anger: • Learn to control your destructive emotions. Jesus said, “When angry, count not
only seven, but seventy times seven.” The clear mandate of the Ephesians (4:25)-- “In your anger, do not sin.” • Learn to forgive those who offended you. • Diffuse angry situations by doing worthwhile activities. • Go ou t with clo se friends and recreate. • Displace anger by hitting a punching bag or any inanimate object. • Let go of anger after it has been expressed. • Don’t nurse a grudge or hurt feelings. • Verbalize inner hatred to a level-headed friend. • Seek professional help for unresolved deep-seated conflicts. • Pray to Jesus for a peaceful solution to your problem.
There was a twist of Carol Montilla’s email from Leyte: “Strapped for funds to enroll his children, a father asked to do gardening jobs for me. In gratitude, he gave me a bird he caught in the wilds of Palo. “It was an exact replica of what Edd Aragon pasted on to the Viewpoint column: a hornbill from Sulu. It is a threatened specie. “I dubbed him Rufus. He makes a loud noise when he sees me and bows his head offering it to be caressed! One day, I shall have to surrender him to DENR, as he is one of a few 150 hornbills now in existence worldwide. Any advice? Friends say I can take care of him better.” The emi nent sci enti st Jur genn e Pr imav era lobb ed Montila’s enquiry to ornithologists and avian enthusiasts. Some of their responses are as follows: If Ms. Montilla is in Leyte, scientists replied, that bird is pr obab ly t he s ubsp ecie s: Buc eros hyd roco rax semigaleatus. All wildlife cannot be kept without a DENR permit. “It will be difficult to raise that hornbill in the wild,“ Lorenzo Vinceguerra emailed from Geneva. “ He wi ll n ot s urvi ve a day,” Bir dwat cher s Cl ub’s Arn el Telesforo agreed. “He has to learn to find food and recognize other hornbills. “The only way is to feed him within a cage in the forest for a couple of weeks. Thereafter, open the cage and offer food on top. This way, he may slowly adapt to life outside the cage. Contact with more people must be avoided. “ If kept in captivity (by DENR?), he will never get the
chance to be a wild bird again. Better a week in the wild and then die by....? But then, he’d be forever a caged bird.” There are two recognized avian extinctions here, ornitho logi st J .C. Goza lez wrote. “These are the Ticao tarictic hornbill (Penelopides panini ticaensis) and Sulu Bleedingheart (Gallicolumba menagei). Scientists use the term “functionally extinct.” Under this strict definition, everything else is still considered extant, that includes the Cebu Fl ower pec ker (Di cae um quadricolor). Afew were rediscovere d in 199 2. “ Domi nic Couzens’ ‘Atlas of Rare Birds’ (2010) described the Philippine eagle as a ‘lost cause,” Gozales added. “If we don’t preserve our endemic feathered treasures, they’ll just be remembered in stamps.” In Rasa Island, Palawan, a project seeks to save 1,000 or so Red-vented cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), writes GMA managing editor Yasmin Arquiza. These are remnants of singing “abukay” flocks we heard as kids. Razing of mangroves and forests, plus poaching, severely decimated this bird’s population. Rasa Island holds today the highest density. And that’s only 200 birds. UN has declared the cockatoo, whose white plumage sparkles brilliantly in flight, as critically endangered. “Songbirds exposed to polluted environments sing more,” says a BBC feature on exotic birds in cities. “But they also die early.”
From page 6
from curbing insect infestations to scattering seeds. They’re also a unique early warning system. When birdsongs are silenced, that signals the environment is under severe stress, notes the Philippines Red Data Book. Species survival becomes precarious. “Here’s a beautifully illustrated version of the Inquirer column on vanishing birds, courtesy of Edd Aragon,” autho r-ed itor Alf redo Roc es emailed from Australia. Aragon works as a newpaper artist in Sydney. He wove bird photos in to Viewp oin t wh ich he uploaded. “I’m just a courier who hopes it is not too late,” Aragon emailed. “Filipino youth is picking up on protecting our environment… I fear the day when our grandchildren ask: ‘Lolo, what is a sparrow?” “Thank you, thank you! What a lovely thing this Edd Aragon did,” emailed Dette Pascual from Iligan. “As a little girl, I’d see this red and black hornbill in a forest near our farm. It’s gone now. But one wondrous morning, last week, I saw a flock of white herons in formation passing over our Dalipuga-by-the-Sea home. There is a bird sanctuary in next door Misamis Oriental.” Edd Aragon’s photos also swamped Libia Chavez of Cebu with memories. “Orioles were ubiquitous in our school campus. From trees beside the river, kingfishers would swoop into the river. Du ring summer vaca tion s, we’d shoo hawks from snatching baby chicks. Now, they are only images from our past.”
July 10, 2011
P.E.P. (People, Events, Places)
il-American Friendship Day came and went last Monday, but it felt very much unlike how the US would have celebrated their own fourth of July, which is their Independence Day. In fact, the phrase “fourth of July” has become synonymous with a celebratory mood, much fanfare, and a super joyous event – as in, when you get what you want like a promotion or a trip abroad, you will describe the feeling and say, “It feels like it’s the fourth of July!” The celebration of the day last Monday in the country may have paled in comparison to the fireworks display in the US and its many parties and balls to mark the event, but what we can reflect on about the friendship between the Philippines and the US is the fact that many of the things we enjoy today are part of the legacy our American friends have given us. What can be considered as the most lasting legacy of the Americans to the Philippines, aside from education, is mass media —‘the emergence of the English language newspapers, movies, radio, and advertising – which would comprise the second period in the history of the Philippine press, the period of the American Occupation, which started about 1900 when Americans gained complete control of Manila and most of the country. This was also about the same time that the Thomasites, American teachers aboard the USS Thomas, docked on our shores and began to educate the Filipinos. Two of the oldest existing newspapers in the country are
Availabe at Rose Pharmacy, Crown Pharmacy, AVF Pharmacy, New Sacred Heart Pharmacy and all leading Drug Stores here in Neg.Or. & Siquijor
Now open !!! CEBU SCIENCE OF WELDING AND SKILLS TECHNOLOGY, TESDAAccredited Training and Assessment Center
GU E S T
E.J. Blanco Extension, Daro, Dgte. City
For Reservations look for Tel. Nos. 422-1976
ABETH R. TOLIBAS Proprietress
SMAW – Sheiled Metal Arc Welding FCAW – Flux Cord Arc Welding GTAW – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding GMAW – Gas Metal Arc Welding, etc. Kilometer 3, Maslog, Sibulan, NegOr.
Call: 0918-622-5808 / 419-7462
still around today, which started during the American Occupation. These are the Manila Times and the Manila Bulletin, with the latter developing a reputation as the mouthpiece of the American community in the Philippines even after Philippine independence was granted in 1946. The movies came to the Philippines also by way of the United States, as in the case of radio. One will also notice that newspapers and magazines came to the Philippines by way of the colonizing countries – first, Spain, and then, the United States. During the American Occupation, significant developments about Filipino movies may be observed during that era. First was the rise of the star system. Following the Hollywood practice of building up stars, Filipino producers likewise contracted, trained, and promoted local movie personalities (many of them resembling American actors and actresses) who were Caucasian-looking and glamorous. A second development was the rise of the genre movies. Imitating Hollywood films,
BY CECILE M. GENOVE firstname.lastname@example.org
local movies then classed themselves into the adventure or action movie, which featured an endless string of fights; the drama or melodrama, which reduced the audience to tears and had convoluted plots centering on the oppression of the poor and the weak; the musical comedy, which entertained through lavish production numbers with song and dance; the comedy, whose slapstick humor revolved around cruel, practical jokes; and, the historical film, which extolled the life of a hero or a historical event. The electronic media came
To page 16
July 10, 2011
FilProducts go digital in more areas
DAILY SAILING SCHEDULE ROUTE DEPARTURE TIME DUMAGUETE-SIQUIJOR *6:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 1:30 PM 4:30 PM
SIQUIJOR-DUMAGUETE 5:55 AM 7:00AM 10:15 AM 12:30 PM 3:00 PM LARENA-DUMAGUETE Via Siquijor 5:35 AM
* every Monday and Saturday
Ticket Sales and Offices DUMAGUETE CITY: Pier 3, Delta Fast Ferries Passenger Terminal Tel. Nos. (035) 420-1111 / 420-0888 Cell Nos. 09214782794 Ang Bar ‘Ko Traveler’s Lounge. Flores Ave., Looc, Dumaguete City Tel. No. 422-9432 DIMC Store: Taft St., Dumaguete City Tel. Nos. 422-9157, 225-4616 SIQUIJOR, SIQUIJOR: Port Area, Siquijor, Siquijor LARENA, SIQUIJOR: Port Area, Larena, Siquijor Bringing the islands closer to you.
FROM CITY LIMIT TO CROSSING EJ BLANCO EJ BLANCO (PIAPI BEACH) TO EJ BLANCO EXTENSION PART OF MOTONG CAMANJAC PULANTUBIG BUÑAO ROVIRA BANTAYAN MANGO AVENUE SU VILLAGE SU PARK SU FARM CALDERON SUBD. FATIMA VILLAGE HIBBARD AVENUE BANTAYAN UP TO HIBBARD SILLIMAN LOOC KATADA ST. SU CAMPUS SUMC UP TO LOOC BYPASS TUBOD VILLA AMADA VILLA ASUNCION CATAPUSAN SUBD.
DELTA Marine International Pty. Ltd. PLEASE CHECK-IN (1) ONE HOUR BEFORE DEPARTURE TIME. Schedules subject to change without prior notice
Do you love this JOB?
• Talented Electrician • Single and with experience preferred Apply personally at: Negros Chronicle Piapi, Dumaguete City
Arthur Louis Ong PROPRIETOR
EL CAMINO BLANCO ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION Come and feel the total relaxation…. Acoustics Jammin’ @ Barefoot Bistro Every Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays 9:00 p.m. onwards
Great food…Great music…Great atmosphere….. Cor. EJ Blanco Dr. & Flores Ave., Piapi, Dumaguete City
Call us up at (035) 225-9428/ 422-5373
2007 July 10, 9, 2011 14September
COMMERCIAL LOT FOR SALE
LOT FOR SALE Motong-4,118 sq.m. @ 1,100/sq.m., clean title, alon g the brgy. road with 50 full grown sweet mangoes, 34m frontage Contact: 0918-929-6047
Daro, Dgte. City (SUMC)
259 sq.m. at 7M Call: 0918-929-6047
COMMERCIAL LOT FOR SALE
Residential Lot 2,500 sq.meters at Bong-ao, Valencia, Negros Oriental Price: affordable and negotiable
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
LOT FOR SALE 2
2,297 sq.m. @ P1,800/m J u no b/ re s id e n ti a l /1 block fronting Silliman Heights
COMMERCIAL LOT FOR SALE Airport Area, 1,744 sq.m., clean title, 20 meters from the highway, suited for apartment and commercial spaces P2,200 per sq.m. only
LOT FOR SALE Lot adjacent to SUMC P14M, negotiable 859 sq.m. (CHET)
San Jose, La Libertad Negros Oriental Walking distance from LALIMAR BEACH RESORT, CEMENTED NATIONAL ROAD AGRICULTURAL LOTS: (P1,000 per s.m./negotiable)
CLEAN TITLE: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
TCT NO. FT-7596(LOT 1-D-2, Psd-07-035745) AREA OF 16, 091 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-7812 (LOT 1-E-1, (LRA) Psd-358061) AREA OF 2,856 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-10284 (LOT 1-E-8-A, (LRA) Psd-376071 AREA OF 1,500 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-10285 (LOT 1-E-8-B, (LRA) Psd-376071 AREA OF 3,000 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-10287 (LOT 1-E-8-D, (LRA) Psd-376071 AREA OF 5,551 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-10288 (LOT 1-E-8-E, (LRA) Psd-376071 AREA OF 4,129 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-6388 (LOT 1-F, (LRC) Psd-345884 AREA OF 17,955 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-7193 (LOT 2-A Psd-07-035406 AREA OF 4,527 SQ. M. QUARY MOUNTAIN HABAG, MARTILO LA LIBERTAD, NEGROS ORIENTAL “RUSH SALE” AREA OF 30,580 SQ. M.
BEACH LOTS Along Cemented National Road (near LaLimar Beach Resort) La Libertad P500. per sq. meter negotiable. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
TCT NO. FT-10289 (LOT 1-E-8-F, ROAD LOT) AREA OF 416 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-10290 (LOT 1-E-8-G, ROAD LOT) AREA OF 773 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-7820 (LOT 1-E-9, ROAD LOT) AREA OF 845 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-7645 (LOT 2-D, Psd-07-035406) AREA OF 816 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-9640 (LOT 2-C-3 (LRA) Psd-373129 AREA OF 215 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-9641 (LOT 2-C-4, (LRA) Psd-373129 AREA OF 580 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-9642 (LOT 2-C-5, (LRA) Psd-373129 AREA OF 526 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-9643 (LOT 2-C-6, (LRA) Psd-373129 AREA OF 472 SQ. M. TCT NO. FT-9644 (LOT 2-C-7, (LRA) Psd-373129 AREA OF 769 SQ. M. -oOo-
Valencia Property: Cemented Road
1) TCT Lot No. FV-41456 3,029 sq. meters (P700/sq.meter/negotiable) 2) TCT Lot No. FV-37548 11,352 sq. meters (P1,800 per s.m./negotiable)
HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE Pulangtubig, 360 sq.m., 3BR, 2CR, with garage, a nice lawn and a good-looking fence @ P3.5M Motong, 359 sq.m., 2-storey, 3BR, 2CR, uses hardwood floor, with garage (newly renovated) @ 4M Junob, 300 sq.m., 3BR, 2CR, with garage and a concrete fence @ 2.5M Junob, 450 sq.m.,2BR, 2CR with a big lawn @ 1.7M Bantayan, 300 sq.m., 3BR, 2CR with garage including a car @ 3M Purok Calubihan, 900 sq.m., 2-storey, 6BR, 6CR with 2 garage and a nice lawn @ P9M Cantil-e, 880 sq.m., 4BR, 3CR, with garage and a nice and pleasing lawn facing the East @ 7M
LOTS FOR SALE Around Negros NEW STOCKS • Mayabon, Zamboanguita, 24 hectares fully planted with gemilina, mahogany, jackfruits and other fruit bearing trees @ P80.00 per sq.m. • Sta. Aguida, Pamplona, 10 hectares @ P30.00 per sq.m. • Bondo, Siaton, 44 hectares @ P4 million • San Jose, 29 hectares with coconut trees and sugarcane plantation @ P50.00 per sq.m. • Bayawan City, 35 hectares along the road near the city @ P350,000.00 per hectare • Sta. Catalina, 4.3 hectares with sugarcane plantation ready for harvest @ P25.00 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. • Bagacay, Dgte City, along the road with 65 fruit-bearing coconut trees @ P2,200.00 per sq.m. • Bagacay, Dgte City, along concrete road @ P1,700.00 per sq.m. • Junob, Dgte City, along the road with fruit-bearing coconut trees @ P2,000.00 per sq.m. • Purok Calubihan, 500 sq.m. @P2,600 per sq.m.
MERYL SHOES STORE San Jose St., Dgte. City All kinds of shoes latest in style Tel. No. 422-9571
Tampi in San Jose & Bato in Cebu
July 10, 2011
COMPILED BY BEVERLY LINAO
Negros Oriental adopts smoke-free ordinance BY
RACHELLE M. NESSIA
hree LGUs are set to launch their smoke-free ordinances this month of July.
The province’s capital city, Dumaguete, will launch the smoke-free ordinance as provided for by RA 9211, or the Tobacco Regulation Act on July 15 while the town of Bindoy on July 13, and Jimalalud on July 14. Amlan, the town that successfully pioneered the ordinance’s adaption, will mark their second year of implementation of the smoke-free law on July 15. Maniego urged the mayors of LGUs who have yet to adapt the ordinance to start crafting one now. “Let’s put aside our personal and political interests and prioritize the welfare of your people,” he said. He hopes that the said ordinance will be largely implemented among all LGUs in the province. “Hopefully, Negros Oriental will be the first province in the Philippines that is a smoke-free province because all its towns and cities are implementing the smoke-free ordinance,” he said. He added that the mayors are welcome to seek his group’s help in adopting said ordinance. “We can give you technical support all throughout,” he promised. (RMN/PIA Negros Oriental)
City products’ quality need improvement
roducers in the Philippines who want to export their goods must improve their quality standards to be able to compete globally according to Secretary Gregory Domingo of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Speaking to the press, the DTI secretary admitted the need for producers in the country to improve their quality standard to be able to compete in the international market, saying that export standards are much higher than those in the domestic market. Among the key factors Domingo cited that enhance local products for export are improving the design and packaging, perking up the overall appearance or what he calls “the look,” and offering clients very good value for their money. Producers must know and learn of the taste of the foreign market, noting specifically that packaging of food products, unfortunately, is “very domestic.” Domingo said that he continues to encourage domestic suppliers, whether they are SMEs or big companies, to target hitting the export market which has about six billion consumers worldwide, as opposed to having only some 100 million potential customers in the Philippines. (PNA) LAP/JFP
Mayors urged to comply with solid waste law
he National Solid Waste Management Commiss ion (NSWMC) has reiterated its call for mayors in the provinces to step up their compliance of the solid waste management law. NSWMC Commissioner Crispian Lao, in his recent visit to Dumaguete City upon the invitation of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here, urged mayors to fully comply with RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act which provides for sanitary landfills to take the place of open dumpsites. He lamented that the implementation of the ten-yearold RA 9003 until now remains to be seen on a nationwide setup. He noted the poor compliance rate of local government units (LGUs), especially in the provinces, which is pegged at roughly between 13 to 15 percent only. “This is very low and we want to see the LGUs really address the issue of solid waste,” Lao told the Philippine Information Agency in an interview.
From page 6
few months to live without it. My sister Louella took good care of her in the United States and gave her the best health care she needed. But instead of undergoing treatment, my mother wanted to come back to the Philippines. She begged my sister to bring her back here and die in her own cou ntry. She made us promise that there will be no more hospitals and no more doctors, and if possible, she wanted to die naturally at home. My sister came back to the Philippines and we were able to persuade our mother to hav e di alys is t o ea se h er pain. One morning, she asked to see her garden in a wheelchair. It was her last time to see her trees, and the cicadas started singing. I thought I was ready to lo se my mo ther but I was not. I have not spent time with her as much as I wanted to. I have not taken care of her as much as my brother Carlos and his wife and family did, who lived with her since she was back. Everytime I was due for another surgery and could not visit her for sometime, she would cry and tell me that I should not die ahead of her, that children should be the ones to bury their parents, not the other way around. She had won. I have outlived her. But surviving cancer is even more difficult now that she is gone. The gnawing pain keeps me awake at night. I could not stop the tears. I thought about David in the Bible and his psalms. He wrote about tears and God who has a bottle for them. It’s a great comfort to know that God feels our pain and He keeps tracks of our sorrows. I saw your tears. I felt your agony. I felt your loss. Does God really have a bottle for our tears? “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle, You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalms 56:8 So that day, my mother got her pink dress. She was almost 84 years old. Four days short of her birthday. Surrounded by mostly white flowers, she looked so beautiful and peaceful in her sleep. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE NOTICE is hereby given that Spouses Robert Hanson and Helen Hanson, both Americans and residents of Minnesota, USA, represented by Robert Todd, Attorneyin-fact, the sole heirs of the late Robert Richard Hanson have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate on the following accounts on Bank of the Philippines Islands, North Road, Dumaguete City Branch, Account No. 9499-0190-06; Bank of Commerce, Dumaguete City Branch, Account No. 036-20-002159-7; and Bank of Commerce, Dumaguete City Branch, Safety Deposit Box No. 48, per Doc. No. 424, Page No. 86, Book No. XIX, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Richard R. Enojo. The Negros Chronicle July 10, 17 & 24, 2011
HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE 3,817 sq.m. Lot, 3,255 sq.m. unfinished House. Clean Title. Very affordable, San Miguel Bacong High School Road Todoldol 500 m. concrete road. P500 per sq.m. only.
Cell No. 0927-9323167 Bing
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Real St., Independence St. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from February 128, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. -------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lupega Bldg., Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from February 128, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —-----------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Dumaguete V Branch Ang Tay Bldg., Dumaguete City
All unredeemed pledges from February 128, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —-----------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Aldea Bldg., San Juan cor. Perdices St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from February 128, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —-----------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City
All unredeemed pledges from February 128, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Quezon Street, Bais City All unredeemed pledges from February 128, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —-----------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Claro M. Recto Street Bayawan City All unredeemed pledges from February 128, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS
H. Villanueva St., Siaton, Neg. Or. All
pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —-------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Guihulngan Branch Quezon St., Pob. Guihulngan, Neg. Or.
All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —-------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sta. Catalina Branch P. Villanueva St., Sta. Catalina, Neg. Or.
All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —-------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon Branch Blk. 3 New Bus Terminal Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —--------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Corner Pinili & Mabini Sts. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —--------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS North Poblacion, Jimalalud Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —--------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tanjay Branch 2 Nono, Limbaga Drive Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —--------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sibulan National Highway Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —-------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Manjuyod Branch Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Manjuyod All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. ----------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Zamboanguita All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. ----------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion, Mabinay Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. —-------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bais II Branch, National Highway Barangay Hangyad, Bais City, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. ----------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bayawan, Branch II Tangente Building, JP Rizal St., Barangay Boyco, Bayawan City, Neg.Or. All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. ----------------------------
AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon 2 Branch FATC Bldg., Mabini St., Brgy. Mabigo, Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from February 1-28, 2011 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.
July 10, 2011
July 10, 2011
LAW EACH WEEK A public service of the Sen. Jovito R. Salonga Center for Law and Development Free Speech & Expression Section 4, Article III (Bill of Rights) of the 1987 Philippine Constitution: “No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances.” What do “speech,” “expression,” and “press” include? These include every form of expression, whether oral, written, or electronically recorded. It also includes movies as well as “symbolic” speech such as the wearing of an arm band as a symbol of protest. Peaceful picketing is also covered under this provision. What does this provision protect these freedoms from? This provision protects against two things: 1) prior restraint; and 2) subsequent punishment. What is prior restraint? Prior restraint means official government restrictions on the press or other forms of expression in advance of actual publication or dissemination. What is subsequent punishment? Subsequent punishment means official government acts that punish the press or other forms of expression after the fact of actual publication or dissemination. Are these prohibitions absolute? No. There are two tests as to whether prior restraint and/ or subsequent punishment may be allowed. These are: 1) Dangerous tendency rule; and 2) Clear and present danger test. What is the dangerous tende ncy rule? It means that speech may be curtailed or punished when it creates a dangerous tendency to produce a certain evil which the State has the right to prevent. An example is if the content of the speech or expression tends to stir rebellious sentiments against the government, or to commit crimes. All it requires, for speech to be punishable, is that there be a rational connection between the speech and the evil sought to be avoided. What is the clear and present danger test? It means that the speech and expression used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that the State has a right to prevent. Compared to the dangerous tendency rule, the clear and present danger test requires a greater level of proximity and degree between the speech and the evil sought to be avoided. Are there any forms of speech which are not protected by the Constitution? Yes. These are libel and obscenity. What is libel? It is a public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice or a defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status, or circumstance tending to cause the dishonor, discredit, or contempt of a natural or juridical person, or to blacken the memory of one who is dead. How do you know if something is an obscenity? There are at least three ways: 1) If the average person, applying contemporary community standards would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the “prurient” or sexually malicious interest; 2) If the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law; and 3) If the work, taken as a whole lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
From page 1 DOH for their funding assistance, saying that the new building will boost the NOPH, classified as a Tertiary 1 government hospital. “We promise to further improve our delivery of health services for our people in the province,” he told the DOH officials during the program held after the groundbreaking. Usec. Herbosa disclosed that the DOH funding is a national grant aimed at improving pro-poor health systems nationwide. “We want to see public hospitals deliver quality health service at low costs, which is why we are putting money in basic health services and facilities,” he stressed. DOH spent P7 billion in 2010 for the construction of various health facilities across the country. Gov. Degamo, in his speech, said that the new OPD structure supports the provincial government’s efforts to provide quality health care services to Negrenses. “It is my desire to meet the health needs of the people by providing patients a sanitary and comfortable place to stay at the NOPH,” he stressed. The new building is the fifth important health initiative launched in the province this year, starting with the Provinc ia l He alth Ins urance of Negros Oriental (PHINO), fully integrated computerized health system, procurement of a diagnostic imaging equipment, and the ongoing construction of the Central Block Building behind the NOPH. Measures to improve the provincial hospital’s facilities were started during the administration of the late Gov. Emilio C. Macias II who was a doctor by profession. (RMN/ PIA Negros Oriental)
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE FORTUNATO ESCARES
A Saint for ... (Romero)
From page 6
Dei. Today, a few thousand of our countrymen have joined Op us Dei a s pr iest s, numeraries, supernumeraries (mar ried members of both sexes), cooperators and associates. It was his leadership and de dica tion , p raye rs a nd mortifications that brought Opus Dei to our shores in the mid-sixties by a couple of numerary priests from Spain. They were soon joined by the first recruits who found their vocation while studying in Harvard. Today, Opus Dei mem-
bers, numbering a couple of thousand, can count on some members or cooperators in Congress, the executive department, the judiciary, the business community, the military and the academe. To dispel the notion that it is an elitist organization, Opus Dei has extended its membership to domestic helpers, drivers, mechanics and those from the lower classes, many of whom have benefitted from Opu s De i’s Fami ly F arm Schools all over the country which caters to the training of farmers, home management tra inin g an d cu lina ry a rts courses for ladies and Dual Tech Training for mechanics.
Gary Teves honorary ...
P80M hospital ...
NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late FORTUNATO ESCARES have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of the Estate of the late Fortunato Escares on Lot 1785, Csd-782-D, C-2 being a portion of Lot 2-B-2, Psd-33598, TCT No. EP-191, with an area of 803 sq.m. and Lot 1723, Csd-782-D-C-2 being a portion of Lot 2-B-2, Psd-33598, TCT No. EP-192, with an area of 23,116 sq.m., both situated in Panubigan, Canlaon City per Doc. No. 467, Page No. 94, Book No. I, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Dax Malony P. Montealegre. The Negros Chronicle July 10, 17 & 24, 2011
Governors of the Ph ilip pine Stock Exchange. In S e pte m be r 2000, he was appointed b y th en P re si de n t Jose p h Estr a d a a s president and chief executive officer of stateowned Lan d Bank of th e P h il i p pi n e s or LANDBANK. Under his leadership of nearly five years, the bank’s financia l pe r for m a nce showed significant improvement, becoming the country’s third largest bank in terms of asse ts, de p osits, a n d loans. He is also credited with successfully steering the bank back to its original mandate of sp ur rin g d ev elopment and a lleviating poverty in the countryside. And in July 2005, T ev e s a ssum e d h i s most stressful position, a s h e would cal l it, when he was n amed Secretary of Finance by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Surp assi n g th e a v er age tenure of his predecessors at the Finance dep ar tm en t, h a v in g served in the Cabinet for nearly five years, Secretary Teves finally stepped down from office on June 30, 2010. As Finance secreta ry, he e a rn e d th e 2009 Finance Minister of the Ye a r for Asi a Awa r d b y th e Th e Banker’s Magazine, an affiliate of The Financial Times of London and one of the world’s largest and most influential business publications. This recognition was given to Teves during a most challenging time in econ omi c h istor y, when all countries in the world have been affected by the collapse of major global financial institutions. It was during his term as Finance Secretary that the Reformed Va lue Ad d e d T a x (RVAT) Law was implem en te d a s we l l a s transferred to the private sector via competitive bidding several bigticket government as-
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION OF BELCIÑA PAWNSHOPS, INC. OF DUMAGUETE CITY, NEG. OR. San Juan Cor. Ma. Cristina Sts., Dumaguete City
From page 12
much later than the print media to the Philippines, as in other parts of the world. Of the electronic media, radio came first to the Philippines – as early as 1922, during the American regime – only two years after the first American radio station was set up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The first Philippine radio stations were set up by an American, Henry Hermann, in June 1922. He organized three 50watt radio stations in Manila and the neighboring city of Pasay. Most of the pre-World War II stations were owned by Americans and their announcing
staff were mostly Americans. During the American Occupation, the Filipinos had their first real taste of the American free enterprise system. As business and commerce prospered, the need to advertise in order to introduce an idea or a product in the market was felt. The country’s colonizers, including the Americans, came to the Philippines with several plans lined up to benefit them, but in the process, also redounding to the benefit of the Filipinos. The legacy of the Americans, as they initiated various facets of the mass media industry, truly left an indelible mark on the lives of Filipinos up to this day.
Notice is hereby given that a resolution dissolving the corporation as of July 15, 2011 was adopted by the affirmative vote of the stockholders owning at least 2/3 of the total outstanding capital stock or at least 2/3 of the members of the corporation at a meeting held on April 24, 2011 at the President’s residence, Oracion Drive, Looc, Dumaguete City. A balance sheet showing that no creditors thereof will be affected by such dissolution has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All persons having claims against the corporation are requested to present the same at its principal office at San Juan Cor. Ma. Cristina Sts., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental for immediate settlement. This announcement will serve as notice to all parties concerned of the legal dissolution of the said corporation. Dumaguete City, Philippines. July 3, 2011
From page 20
sets, thus contributing a significant amount of revenues to the National Government. As a re sult, th e Philippine revenue effort improved to 17.1% of GDP in 2007 from 14.6% in 2004, while the Philippine tax effort climbed to 14% from 12.5% in the same period. The National Gover nm en t also al most balanced its budget by the end of 2007 with a deficit of only PhP12.4 billion or 0.2% of GDP, from PhP187.1 billion or 3.9% of GDP in 2004. This reduction in the budget deficit allowed the Nation al Government to increase spending for infrastructure and social services. At the same time, it reduced its reliance on debt, as reflected in the decline in the debt-toGDP ratio to 55.8% in end-2007 from 78% in end-2004. In late-2009, Secretary Teves was also appointed as the public sector Co-Chairman of the S pe ci al Nationa l Public Reconstruction Commission (SNPRC), wh ich was ta ske d to undertake the evaluation and coordination of
local and international donor financing for major reconstruction initiatives ai med to address the widespread damage to infrastructure cause d b y typ hoon s O n doy an d Frank that hit the country i n th e th ir d an d fourth quarters of that year. He stepped down as commission co-chairman as he ended his term as Cabinet member in June 2010. Aside from Teves, the other recipients of Honorary Degrees from Williams College were Arctic and Antarctic expl orer Ann Ban croft, Newa r k Ma yor Cor y Booker, art vanguard Mar i n a Ab ra m ovi c, a wa r d -wi n ni n g TV documentary producer and director Ken Burns, and world politics and international security scholar Bruce Russett. See some pictures below of Teves at the commencement exercise , wi th fe ll ow h onor e es, an d wi th Williams College President Adam Falk.
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region HALL OF JUSTICE Ground Floor, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF EJFREM 2011-3112 Extra-Judicial Foreclosure of Real-Estate Mortgage (Under Act No. 3135 as Amended) HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG) Mortgagee, – Versus – SPS. ROWENA D. CHEE and RICHARD P. CHEE, Mortgagors, X————————————————————/
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDIICAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale Under Act No. 3135, as amended filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG) (mortgagee) represented by Ms. Victoria de la Peña, Vice President-Visayas Group with principal office address at Pag-IBIG Fund WT Corporate Tower, Mindanao Avenue, Cebu, Philippines, against SPOUSES ROWENA D. CHEE married to RICHARD P. CHEE (mortgagors) with postal address at Purok Bougainvilla, Candau-ay, Dumaguete City, Philippines, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which, as of FEBRUARY 28, 2011, amounts to ONE MILLION NINE HUNDRED THRITY SEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETY THREE PESOS AND 96/100 (P1,937,193.96) Philippine currency, inclusive of interest and penalty charges, the Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff, Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Hall of Justice, Dumaguete City, or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine currency on AUGUST 10, 2011, from 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff, located at Ground Floor, Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City, Philippines, the hereunder described properties of the mortgagors, together with the improvements now existing thereon, to wit:
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 33888 “A parcel of land (Lot 4731-B-5, of the subdivision plan, Psd-07-047295, being a portion of Lot 4731-B, (LRC) Psd-101824,) situated in the Barangay of Candau-ay, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NORTH along line 1-2 by lot 4731-B-4; on the EAST & SOUTH along lines 2-3-4-5 by Road lot 4731-B-11; on the WEST along line 5-1 by lot 4731-B-6, all of the subdivision plan. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY NINE (189) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the said date and time. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on AUGUST 17, 2011 without further notice. Done this 30th day of June 2011, in the City of Dumaguete, Philippines. (Sgd.) ATTY. MA. ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff Prepared by: (Sgd.) ANGELITO C. BARBA Sheriff IV
(Sgd.) NAPOLEON Y. BELCIÑA Corporate Secretary The Negros Chronicle June 26, July 3 & 10, 2011
The Negros Chronicle July 10, 17 & 24, 2011
July 10, 2011
Dept. of Health Secretary Enrique Ona led in the grou P80-million central block out-patient department of thend breaking of the Provincial Hospital headed by Dr. Felix Sy and Dr. DantNegros Oriental those in the photo are Dir. Asuncion Anden, Gov. Roel e Domingo. Among Nemesio Gaco, DOH Undersec. Teodoro Herbosa, and Degamo, Asst. Sec. Asst. Sec. Enrique Tayag.
July 10, 2011
NegOr Liberals mull polls, investments in Clark meet Dangerous ... (From page 4) already overloaded constitutes a clear circumstance which gravely threaten or endanger the life, safety and survival of children, which is punishable under Republic Act No. 7610. We understand that the City Council is trying to address this serious matter on road safety, but we fear this will take a long period. As politicians, they still have this need to feel the pulse of their constituents, to ensure that their actions will not hurt their chances in the next election. And before we know it, another election has come and gone, with no concrete action taken. In the meantime, the situation is so urgent, because the streets have long become danger zones for children. So we suggest a solution. We suggest to the police and traffic law enforcers, social workers, barangay officials, and even ordinary citizens to immediately arrest those riding motorcycles with minors who expose the minors to danger, like the picture we published where the child is made to hang on the side. It only takes common sense to keep our roads safer for children. The law enforcers should pursue the arrest by filing a formal complaint on the basis of Republic Act 7610. This should be forwarded to the inquest fiscal who will see whether this form of child abuse should be prosecuted under R.A. 7610. The intention is not so much to punish the erring parent or adult, but to let the judicial authorities rule on a policy matter. Honestly, I don’t think mere warnings will have any positive effect, because the erring parents and adults will just repeat their recklessness without fear of any punitive sanctions. Courts exist to interpret the law. But their interpretations directly involve policy matters . The policy consideration here is to determine whether putting a child in danger by letting the child hang in a motorcycle is a form of child abuse, and therefore, punishable under the law.
From page 10
From page 11
in Dumaguete City. Int erviewed inside the city jail, Badayos maintains that she is just an activist but acknowl edged that she harbors hatred towards abusive military personnel. Her brother, Jimmy, was allegedly abducted on October 3, 1993 in their Cebu hometown. Her other sibling, Winnie Badayos, is reportedly Chairman of the Kilu sang Mayo Uno-Cebu Chapter.
shall require all its local officials, employees and contractors secure clearances and pay relevant fee s and charges to the host barangay; provide skills training to all able-bodied village residents; and prioritize the same in all employment activities. Puhagan Barangay Captain Leonarda T. Sarita noted that while the signing of the MOA is a welcome development, making it work would be a challenge to both parties. She hopes that the companies would remain faithful to the provisions of the MOA set to expire in 2020 to keep their presence acceptable to the community. Vi ce-Mayor Ma rcia no “Bito” Maravillas, who served as witness, urged EDC and GCGI not to forget that there are also qualified skilled workers in the municipality that can be of service to the companies. Other witnesses of the MOA include Cong. Pryde Henry Teves, Rev. Fr. Michael B. Catama, Chaplain of St. Ezekiel Moreno, and Provincial Administrator Jose Arnel Francisco. Board Member Edmund Dy, who elected to skip the regular session of the provincial legislative chamber which
Suspected ... From page 10 reportedly told police investigators of Ablong’s involvement in the drug trade. The city of Dumaguete has a long list of victims of extrajudicial killings that remains unsolved to this day.
George casts ... Teves wholeheartedly ac-
page 11 cepted From the nomination of Arnaiz, taking it as a fresh vote of confidence to his earnest desire to be of service to the public. The newly-minted Board Member took his oath before Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Fe Lualhati Bustamante after securing his appointment papers signed by President Benigno Aquino III, Friday. Among those considered to the vacant position were former Tanjay City Vice-Mayor Jerry Tabaloc and former Vice-Governor Mariant Es cano-Villegas. However, Arnaiz determined that Teves can best represent Bais City and Mabinay in the provincial legislature. Teves assures that he would support the Governor’s projects if they will redound to the welfare of the Negrenses. He would also use his P1.1 million share in the pork barrel allocation for electrification and water works system. (By Dems Demecillo)
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit thou make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideal. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and who are in all instances of my life with me. In short dialogue, I want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the materials desires may be. I want to be with You and my love ones in your perpetual glory. Amen. (Pray this for 3 consecutive days without stating one’s wish. On the 3rd day it will be granted no matter how difficult it is. Promise to publish this prayer as soon as your wish is granted.)/ A.C.M.
ocal Liberal party members in Negros Oriental participated in a 2-day meeting (July 9-10) at Clark Freeport Economic Zone, Pampanga to discuss how to consolidate their forces in the coming 2013 polls and the feasibility of establishing a special economic zone back home. Clark Development Cor- cials of Negros Oriental to Negros Oriental is ripe and ing in from Mindanao. Siaton poration President and CEO learn and see first hand the ready for this challenge. The plays a key role in connecting Atty. Felipe Antonio Remollo social and economic benefits workforce can easily entice in- Visayas and Mindanao through ho sted Congresswoman of having a special economic vestors as well as the numer- RORO due to its proximity to Jocelyn “Josy” Limkaichong, zone” explained Att y. ous tourist spots for Rest and each other. In fact, hundreds of yachts have been Bo ard Members Liland Remollo. Recreation found in the prov- international docking for years in our waters Estacion, Georgita Martinez Negros Oriental is full of ince. because of our natural harbor. and Jessica Villanueva-Koppin potential since it has two natuMayor Karen Villanueva Cong. Limkaichong is exas wel l as Mayors Karen ral po rts – Bais Bay and explained that Bais City has pected to take over the chairmanVillanu eva of Bais, Jimmy Tambobo Bay in Siaton. “As long submitted the plans for a ship of LP Negros Oriental after Clerigo, Canlaon City; Enrique of the moment, MEP ZA new port in 2009. Remollo steps down. Her asGonzalez, Valencia; Lawrence (Mactan Export Processing “In the future, we foresee sumption is expected to fast track Limkaichong, La Libertad; Zone) in Cebu is full and Bais City to be a sustainably the party’s consolidation of its Sameon Marcelo , Tayasan; multi-national corporations developed special investment powerrdbases particularly in the 2nd Albert Ator, Siaton; Kit Marc are looking at other location,” destination because of its stra- and 3 Districts, which are curAdanza, Zamboanguita; Lenin Remollo, who is also the Lib- tegic location in the province rently firmly in control of the Lakas-NPC alliance of CongressAlviola, Bacong; Leon Lopez, eral Party Chairman of the and the region,” she said. men George Arnaiz and Pryde Sta. Catalina and former Board province, added. Mayor Albert Ator envi- Henry Teves . (By De ms Member Marcelo Adanza. C o n g r e s s w o m a n sions Siaton as the “Visayas Demecillo) “The purpose of the invi- Li mkai chong o pined that Gateway” for investments comtation is for the said local offi-
SK Presidents ... From page 11 accordance to the rule of succession. There are persistent reports that at least two municipal SK Presidents in the south have forged a term-sharing agreement with their fellow SK officials, in which the incumbents shall resign after the agreed period of time so that their deputies can takeover. Observers deemed these arrangements as counterproductive and unhealthy to the SK Federations. It is believed that SK Presidents who struck a term-sharing agreement won’t have the drive to implement su stai nabl e projects knowing that they won’t be able to complete their terms. (By Dems Demecillo)
was then in a contentious debate over the distribution of the chairmanship of standing committees, notarized the document. EDC Deputy Mana ger Norreen G. Bautista, Assistant Community Partner Pacita P. Nuique, CPD Clerk Sonia E. Lasconia and Eufemia Lituanias patiently and tirelessly worked with the members of the Puhagan Sangguniang Barangay Members Ireneo G. Tuballa, Jr., Jesus Joge C. Qui-od, Jr., Edwin S. Abante, Algeber Sarita, Jiliber Tuball a, Lade Venzuel o, Fel icis imo O. Abante, Sr., Jhonard T. Abante and Ryan Vensuelo to forge the agreement.
2 Koreans ... From page 10 the Si lliman Medical Center to treat their bruises and have a check-up. This latest incident came after a Korean student enrolled in Foundation University was kidnapped by a fellow Korean. He has since returned to Korea.
Qualfon ... From page 10 Aranas, along with his friends and sister, were about to depart when the four suspects arrived. One of them asked where they could urinate. But the victim’s response served as the signal for the group to attack him. He sustained bru ises and st ab wounds from an ice-pick.
‘Bokals’ ... From page 1
Sorsogon province. The ex-officio members of the provincial board are the Presidents of the Federations of Sangguniang Kabataan, Liga ng Mga Barangays, and League of Counci lors , na mely Boa rd Members Scott Wayne Hussain, Arnie Teves and Erwin Macias. However, they disputed the DILG issuance as “merely an opinion” of one Regional Director and does not take the force of a law, and may not even hold true here unless a formal query is also raised to the DILG Regional Dire ctor of Central Visayas or Secretary. Despite last minute pleas of the members of the Liberal Party minority bloc to postpone the reorganization of the standing committees, the majority pushed ahead and stripped Board Members Jessica Villanueva-Koppin and Georgita Martinez of their chairmanships of the Committees on Education and Agriculture, who are both perceived to be among the powerful panels in the Capitol Board. Both Koppin and Martinez have been assigned to chair the Committees on Human Rights and Ethics and the Committee on Cooperatives and Livelihood. Board Member Lila nd Estacion managed to keep her chairmanship in the Committee on Health, Population and Social Services. Estacion, a doctor by profession, said that she could also have lost the committee if the majority bloc has among its ranks a medical practitioner. Hussain also kept his Committee on Youth by virtue of his being the Pr esident of the Sangguniang Kabataan Federation. At the end of the coup, Rotelio Lumjod emerged as the Board Member with the most number of Committee Chairmanships with four while Atty. Edmund Dy, a member of the Lakas-Kampi and NPC majority bloc, failed to be elected in any of the committee chairmanships for being absent. However, he will get his share of the panels at the pleasure of his colleagues in the majority. The following are the members of the majority with their respective Committee Chairmanships: Rodrigo Alanano, Environmental Protection, Natural Resources and Energy; Erwin Macias, Human Resource Development and Civil Service; Miguel Angelo Teves, Public Works; Saleto Erames, Rules; Melliemoore Saycon, Tourism, Culture and Arts, Labor and Industr ial Relations; Lumjod,
critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS BY ELY P. DEJARESCO
2013 poll spectacle... (From page 2) becomes vice-governor after his term in Congress expires. This is not a monopoly because there are three families involved including the Teveses, but minus now the Macias enterprise. Let’s have more rich ambitious families in politics --the more the merrier. Rich Cebu-based Siaton Mayor Bert Ator could be Henry Pryde’s most viable political rival in the third district when the time comes. Just look at those giant Ator-cargo trucks criss-crossing the south now. -o0oWell, Macias’ heir, Erwin, seems to join the TevesArnaiz bandwagon. But don’t discount brother Mark who might take a dip in the Degamo Siatanon group as board member in 2013. The late Dodo should have had himself substituted by Erwin before May 2010. By now, the boy would have become governor. Kulang ang foresight. -o0oDefinitely, Rep. Josy Limkaichong and Atty. Ipe Remollo, who are now the LP stalwarts in the province, will not take this sitting down. After all, they are now the party in power, especially with Mar Roxas back, for whom Ipe was campaign manager in Negros. But the bottomline is money for money --hungry voters. Voters, during election, don’t care about quality, to their dismay the morning after. -o0oReports say that Gov. Degamo is burning his candles daily to reach out to the masses where Gary is weak daw. So while Gary gets doctorates of humanities abroad, Degamo continues his “Mag-Degamo Ta” gimmick in the hinterlands, almost daily, as if preparing the people for some fiesta as what the word “magdegamo” connotes, meaning, preparing food….for what? -o0oThe governor has vast resources at his command. He controls the pork barrels of board members, from whose discretionary funds the pork-funds are taken. Degamo is starting to look overweight. He should guard his porks. Junny, his former coach in college, we learned, is working behind the scene. With his impressive coaching of the late Tuting, Degamo could yet dunk the balls in 2013, if Gary misses to get the masses to his side. -o0oWill the seven bishops return the luxury SUVs given to them by Sweepstakes as aid for their “missions?” Missions, huh, meaning, what? Makaulaw. They should politely return what is illegally given as mandated by the 1987 constitution. Good it is that our bishop, Monsignor John Du, drives his own old Nissan Patrol, or an old Revo, is it? Du, who has made a lot of physical infra improvements in the diocese, is known to be a very good fund-raiser. He is living up to his being of Chinese descent. The late Msgr. Surban was the trailblazer while Msgr. Lagdameo was the great eloquent evangelizer. No wonder he became CBCP national president. Education, Peace and Order, Trade, Commerce and Industry, and Public Utilities and Franchises; Arnie Teves, Agriculture and Barangay Affairs; Peve Ligan, Women and Family and
Accreditation; and Vice-Governor Jun Arnaiz, Accounts and Appropriations and Steering.
July 10, 2011
ormer Fina nce Sec reta ry Margarito “Gary” B. Teves, chairman of business and economic consulting firm Think Tank Inc., received recently the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA.
Teves, a Master’s graduate of the Williams College Center for Development Economics (CDE) in 1968, was cited by his alma mater for his life of public service in the Philippines. “Williams and the CDE take pride in all of [your] accomplishments and in your being known as refreshingly humble for so public a figure and as such an able explainer of complex issues to the public that you have so devotedly served,” said Williams College President Adam Falk during the just concluded commencement exercise where Teves received his honorary doctorate. In citing the achievements of the former legislator and Cabinet member, Falk noted Teves’ election to the Constitutional Convention in 1971; his 11 years in Congress where he promoted legislation to reform banking and finance, increase investment from overseas, and build competitiveness while establishing economic safety nets; his almost five years as president of the governmentowned Land Bank of the Philippines where he helped focus resources on small farms and fisheries and for returning the bank to its mandate and to profitability; and his term as the country’s second longest-serving Finance Secretary, during which time the Philippine economy achieved one of the highest GDP growth rates in more than 30 years. In a dinner-toast held on June 4 also at Williams, Professor Jerry Caprio, Chairman of the Executive Committee of what is now known as the Williams Center for Policy Economics, also recognized Teves’ long-record of public service. “To me, the most important facet of Gary’s career that you should know about is that he has served as a great example of public service in the Philippines. As is the case in many countries, it can be hard to attract good people to government service, but Gary, through his sincerity, his honesty, and his commitment to doing the best possible job for his country, has inspired many to enter public service, at home and abroad. And borrowing directly from Gary, and Frank Sinatra, I guess that you would have to say, He did it his way,” Caprio said.
He also said, “The founders of the Center would have been absolutely ecstatic had they known that one of their alumni would be Gary Teves.” Teves was educated in Spain, England, and the United States. He earned the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the City of London College in England, and a Master’s degree in Development Economics from the Center of Development Economics at Williams College. Upon his return to the Philippines, he joined the Bank of Asia and subsequently, the Presidential Economic Staff, the predecessor of the National Economic and Development Authority or NEDA, which is the state’s eco-
nomic planning agency. He was later elected as a delegate to the 1971-1972 Constitutional Convention. After stints in the private sector, for organizations such as the Tolong Sugar Milling Corporation (TSMC), Ayala Corporation and the Ayala Foundation, and teaching Economics to MBA students at the Ateneo de Manila University until 1984, he was elected to represent the 3rd district of Negros Oriental in Congress for three consecutive terms, from 1987 to 1998, authoring important legislation on trade, investment, fiscal and financial reform, and most notably, the law that liberalized the entry of foreign investments and the law that liberalized the entry of foreign banks in the banking system, among others. In 1998, he established Think Tank Inc., which is currently involved in political, economic and financial environment scanning, as well as policy advocacy. It was also during this period that he served as member of the Board of Advisers of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Co. and a member of the Board of To page 17