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Greenpeace flagship Esperanza conducts reef check at Apo.

A Silliman marine scientist maps out the rehabilitation of sea corals damaged by 2 typhoons at Apo island reef.

VOL. 40 No. 5 Dumaguete City,

Philippines

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City to acquire P18-M anti-crime forensics, CCTVs

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ity Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria has pledged to get Sanggunian support to fund major anti-crime gadgets and equipment worth P18-Million within

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he Apo Island Philippines’ fish sanctuary, once known to be teeming with marine life is left devastated and now resembles a coral graveyard. But there is still Hope or Ezperanza (in Spanish) amid devastation in one of the world’s best marine sanctuaries. Everything appeared to be normal on the surface off the waters of world famous dive site Apo island but underneath its blue waters, ninety nine (99%) percent of the world reknown reefs of Apo Island’s Marine Sanctuary in its southeastern portion have been virtually wiped out by strong storm surges of two super typhoons Sendong in 2011 and Pablo in January 2012. Only 50% is left of the coral reef fish popula-

tion in the affected areas. This was revealed by research-divers of the Sillman University marine laboratory, the International Greenpeace Ocean Defenders and the Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation who conducted an underwater reef check, survey and evaluation at the Marine protected areas of Apo Island on its impacts To page 2

Victim buried; police picks wife, kids killer BY CHOY GALLARDE

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he Philippine National Police has invited another individual, the fifth since the tragic death of an 8-year old pupil of the Babajuba Elementary School in Dumaguete more than a week ago. But he was released because of the lack of probable cause until results of the forensic examination arrives from Cebu, said chief of police P/Supt James Goforth. Thousands of people , students, teachers, civic citizens and plain residents , joined the mammoth funeral march of the girl victim who was buried in Bagacay last Wednesday. A mass was celebrated at the unfinished church house in lower Talay at the Junob boundary. The 5th suspect whom the police invited for questioning was identified as a certain Reynaldo also known as “Lando” and “Abay,” 54 years old who has been on parole from the national penitentiary since May this year for a homicide case in April of 2001. He hails from Bateriya, Guihulngan City; his wife was a resident of Talay whom he also killed in 2001 , the same way the 8-year old was killed by cutting her throat, To page 19

Suspect released for lack of enough evidence yet, to merit probable cause.

These priorities are: a P15million CCTV (closed circuit TV) cameras to be installed in strategic nooks and corners of the city where crime may be prone to happen; and a P3-million

equipment for forensic sceneof-the-crime equipment. This is city hall’s respond to the growing criminality in the city which is acknowledged as a To page 19

Virtucio is OIC-PD; Gov eyes Baldebrin

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t looks like the Governor will soon get to see his personal choice, Sr. Supt Petroneli Baldebrin, appointed as the next police director of the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office after Sr. Supt. Noli Romana was ordered relieved of his position by Central Visayas Regional Director Chief Supt. Marcelo Garbo, for purportedly failing to minimize the incidence of illegal gambling. Supt. Alet Virtucio, NOPPO’s deputy To page 19

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Youngest barrio dad to handle SK role? Police withholds facial identity of suspect , an ex convict who also killed his wife in 2001 by slashing her throat; he is on parole ; and lives a walking distance away from the crime scene. His blood samples are now under forensic scrutiny. At right are recovered garden tools believed to be his.

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he abolition of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) will not totally deny the youth representation in the LGU policy making if the youngest barangay councilman elected will be mandated to represent the cause and interest of the youth in the community. There is a mounting call both inside and out of Congress for the abolition of the Sangguniang Kabataan for allegedly being a breeding ground for nepotism if not corruption.. The Sangguniang Kaba-

taan’s abolition will save the province of Negros Oriental some P 53.4 million if each Chairman of the 557 barangays receives an average honorarium of P 8,000 per month excluding To page 14

“THE LAMB WHO DIED TO SAVE US IS THE SHEPHERD WHO LIVES TO LEAD US.”

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Apo 99% diving site wrecked

(From page 1) due to the two typhoons that badly hit the Island of Negros Oriental. As you know, Apo island of Dauin, Negros Oriental, is the site of one of world’s best communitymanaged marine reservation areas. It is however, the most-threatened due to climate change. Apo underneath, which is home of the Coral Triangle, is considered among Asia’s important global centers of marine bio-diversity.

Apo island kids welcome Greenpeace.

MORALE BOOSTER Sea environmentalists’ morale were boosted with the arrival in Apo island, of the Greenpeace’s largest vessel the Esperanza (photo on p. 1) as they started their Philippine leg if the Ocean Defenders tour of Presscon LR: Dr. Aileen Maypa (SU); Capt. Waldermar Wichman; Clarissa Reboton (SU) and Vince Cinchez; and hotel owner Liberty Southeast Asian seas. From Thailand, they sailed diPascobello, Apo Brgy Capt. (Photo by: Vanji Gonzales MC145) To page 18

TOP OF THE WEEK Airtight case up vs massacre suspect

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he long-delayed filing of murder charges against the suspect of the weeks –old Tambulan, Tayasan massacre will be done next week, or tomorrow the earliest, according to the Philippine National Police Supt. Alet Virtucio, OIC police director. The gruesome May 30 Tambulan massacre in Tayasan nearly wiped out the Islao family. Two children and the mother, who

was pregnant at that time, were killed. All the victims died with multiple stab and hack wounds. A two-yearTo page 19

School board, ABC: fund lighting of dark pathways

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he ABC barangay council under Councilor Bert Aquino if citizens, may suggest should now identify and pinpoint those dark alleys and pathways in the barrios, usually traversed by young students as a short cut in going to and from school. This was the call of most members of the School Board of Dumaguete. Chaired by the city superintendent of schools Dr. Ramir Uytico and co-chaired by City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria. Then once identified, the ABC as an association will request funding from the school board and the city

council to light up these dark alleys and pathways at least from 6pm to 6am. if only to be a deterrent against crime and future possible crimes. What can be prevented are crimes like rape, abduction, drug pot sessions, or simply as hideouts of lawless elements. Lighting up To page 13

Will Comelec grant Special Bayawan polls?

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f the petition of the camp of former Bayawan City Mayor Rene Gaudiel is granted by the Comelec, then the city will have to prepare for a special election for the mayorship.

Gaudiel’s allies confirmed that the Commission on Elections has already received but not yet acted on their petition to conduct a special election

ven if ministerial, the appointment of the governor’s most trusted men , like the Provincial Attorney and provincial administrator , they may still be invited in this week’s regular session of the Provincial Board before their appointments will be concurred by the legislative body.

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P28M for boardwalk; P3M nite flea market C

ity Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria has announced the approval by the Philipine Ports Authority to fund the construction of a P25-million boardwalk at the bay area near the city pylon down to the pier area as another boost on city tourism.

The boardwalk will also act as a wave breaker in times of giant waves hitting the pier area . This has happened in tyhphoon Pablo where ships and ferries were washed to the bay area to the great damage of the city and the PPA.

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will be relocated there and the boulevard will soon be strictly for strollers and hikers. Today the boulevard is getting crowded at night because it has become a disorderly night market of sorts, strollers no longer

BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

(email:dejaresco_ely@yahoo.com)

PNOY might invite Degamo; George to run for city mayor?

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t’s not official, but there are persistent whispers in the political corridors that President Aquino is eyeing on inviting Gov. Roel Degamo to join the administration Liberal Party for the 2016 presidential race, considering his impressive mandate. And it looks like Degamo might be inclined to consider. -o0oSince VP Binay was openly supporting Gary Teves and the NPC coalition of Rep George Arnaiz, it looks like Degamo has nowhere to go but to the LP in order to strengthen his political fences. Limkaichong’s political plans could resurrect if she can ease out Rep. Iway in 2016. But Iway seems determined to survive on his own without Limkai. He said he owes his victory to nobody mainly. Mind you presidential courtships are now in the offing this early. No denying. -o0oLooks like the remaining half of the P480M calamity fund for Neg Or might be released by

GOFORTH guesting at PNP Hour

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Guv’s admin, legal still get BMs nod

Both Provincial Attorney Richard Enojo and Administrator Arnel Francisco are co-terminus with Governor Roel Degamo. But with his election last May the two officials will keep their posts for as long as the Governor’s

critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS

enjoy the walk along the boulevard . The development of an orderly and well-lighted night flea market will be a big boost for tourism and it could pave the way to develop the city’s Chinatown area.

All is well that ends well with Police Chief P/Supt James Goforth and Echomike. It was just simply that passions were high in that morning aftermath of the Babajuba slaughter incident. But as educated and highhanded professionals, it is better to patch things up for the sake of the community. Goforth (right) is guest at DYEM Bai Radio’s PNP Inter-active Hour with ComRel Police Officers Dante Maribao and Harvey Cuasito. Thus the NAPOLCOM administrative case in the regional PRAB appellate board under Chairperson Atty. Lolita Genovesa was also eased out for the sake of harmony and civility. PNOY to Degamo as a come-on to join the administration party. Degamo thanked Limkai for not pursuing Oplan Sandiganbayan, saying it was the right decision. Don’t be surprised if the new political kingpin George w ill run for city mayor of Dumaguete for a sure victory. Or he can face Degamo in 2016. In the city he could face Woodrow Maquiling if Woody wants to go up higher the ladder. Or he can remain in tandem with George for another sure victory. -o0oThere is no more turning back for Chikiting our city mayor, in running for the second district congressional seat in 2016. Looks like Tata Villanueva’s hands will be full in 2016 in re-taking Bais from Mercy Goñi. Goñi by then can well

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Editorial Intelligence fund can find the killer

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ith Filipinos very susceptible to money, the killer and rapist of the 8-yr-old girl whose remains were buried Wednesday, that human beast-criminal can easily be captured if indeed our authorities are serious enough in solving the dastardly committed crime. Many think they are. During the mammoth funeral procession, thousands of people from all walks of life joined the last trek of this honor student of Babajuba school , whose bright future was shattered because of her murder by one whom many are sure, could just be living nearby in Babajuba and may have known the victim’s usual path in Babajuba’s sugarcane fields. (Babajuba m ea n s: Ba ga ca y-Ba ju m pan d a n-Ju nobBan ilad , con tigu ou s ba ra nga ys of Dumaguete south) The city mayor has P5million in intelligence fund at his discretion precisely to fund such operation as this . Surely he will not consume even a fraction of it, and the killer can be captured. Chief Cop Goforth says, he is now 85% sure of the suspect but he wants to keep it underwraps from media until forensics will say so. The governor who also lives in the same Babajuba area can contribute part of his P10Million intelligence fund to help capture

the killer, as his “Buena mano” for having been given an outstanding mandate by the people last elections. With Filipinos, of course minus the exceptions, who are very susceptible to money… those barrio folks can easily provide the information. But if the effort is reluctantly exercised, and the operation funds be released in trickles, the puzzle will not be solved unless the hunted man comes along. Significantly, the police and NBI are collating pieces of evidence and recently invited another suspect codenamed Naldo , who when interrogated did not even want to see the picture of the victim. In 2001 he was convicted of killing his wife and two children around that area. He was just released on parole from Muntinglupa last May and allegedly a gardener of one of the officia ls of the city BJMP jail in Bajumpandan. How resourceful! If forensics will confirm that the blood on his checkered shirt is of human origin, that is 85% close to the solution. The operations to hunt the rapist –kiler, can simply fund a select group of intelligen ce gatherers, who can fan out the neighborhood of the victim and their relatives. Surely there should emerge a more credible suspect ... even to start w ith P100,000 reward money, more than the measly P50,000 the mayor is offering, we are sure a credible suspect will be on sight in no time at all.

A look at coconut industry prospects

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whose economic blueprint (after election) includes the setting up of village-level coconut processing centers. At the very least, the very name suggests we have graduated from selling our bountiful coconut fruits as they are-unprocessed. Some value added is always present in processing raw agri goods like nuts and their derivatives. Earlier, Governor Edgar Chatto had allotted P2-Million to each district to buy the better yielding coconut hybrids grown by the Bohol farmers

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he coconut industry is no small Philippine matter. It accounts for US$700US$1.0-B of the economy and affects -directly or indirectly- one fourth of the Philippine population, or something like 25 million Filipinos.

Some 69,000 hectares housing 8 million coconut trees are in Bohol., making the province the No 10 top coco producing province in the nation. Bohol, then, need not go too far where some of the agri impetus should be coming from to develop the sector as one of the three pillars of Bohol’s ascendancy. The other two would be Tourism and the IT-BPO soon earmarked to generate  more than 10,000 jobs in a matter of time.  We  do  not  mean  to preempt the plan of the Provincial government

ven if we live in the current democratic space where public transparency creeps continuously into the light of day, several stumbling blocks remain that prevent public officials from fully and truly account for their deeds or misdeeds. Take for instance, the Commission on Audit (CoA). Almost every aspect of government transactions is subject to audit by the CoA. Unfortunately, much of these audits, or the results thereof, are shrouded in secrecy, away from the curious eyes of a scrutinizing public and a prying media. Recently, the Chronicle queried the use of intelligence funds of local chief executives. These intelligence funds have become the hotbed of corruption, mainly because accounting such funds is so loose compared to other government disbursements. The Commission on Audit through Director Lerida A. Jimenez, Head of the Intelligence and Confidential Audit of the Commission on Audit wrote the Chronicle, informing that the CoA cannot provide copy of the Audit Observation Memorandum (AOM), Notice of Suspension (NS) or Notice of Disallowance (ND) for the Intelligence Funds because of their confidential nature. Traditionally, there is good reason to consider Intelligence Funds confidential, because by its nature, the purposes for which these funds are used cannot just be divulged because it could expose strategies that public men undertake in efforts to maintain the peace and security of their area. But it is common knowledge that the real purpose for which Intelligence Funds are to be

themselves to be distributed to those who know less. There are at least 50 Small Coconut Farmers Organization that the “great coconut offensive” can be anchored on. Even the late Rico Aumentado (in his lifetime) had also worked for the establishment of some kind of Coconut Research Center as he was pushing for the propagation of the  early bearing, high-yielding Macapuno coco variety, tuba liquor and coconut sugar research and To page 14

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SHARPENING

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D I D not come t o call t he right eous but sinners.” (Mt 1,13) That’s quite clear. Christ came to save all men. That’s what’s always in his mind. While not neglecting anyone, he however gives some special attention to the sick, the weak, the sinners. It’s an attitude that we should also have. We cannot think that we can just get contented with loving a few people, or even a lot, but not all. We have to love everyone if we to be consistent with our Christian identity. We even IMAGALA want have to love our enemies, as Christ himself commanded us. Love has a universal scope. And it’s given without measure. We can never say enough of it. These are truths that we need to chew on slowly and deliberately, for many are the elements in us and around us that would tend to undermine them.

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We always have preferences and biases. We have pet peeves. We are always subject to certain conditionings, cultural, social, political, that somehow put limits in our concern for the others. These are natural things that are unavoidable. But it doesn’t mean that we just get stuck there. We have to go beyond them, or above them. And we can do that because our spiritual nature and the grace of God

allow us to go beyond these conditionings. It would be good t o acknowledge as clearly and as st rongly as possible t hese condit ionings, but we should also as clearly and as st rongly do something so that we can go beyond t hem . I nsofar as G od’ s grace is concerned, it will never be lacking. What is needed is our g e n e r o u s correspondence to this grace. Thus, we need

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to consciously sharpen our charity, using all the means— material, human, spiritual, supernatural—to make it reflect and act out God’s very own love. Remember that Christ himself gave us the new commandment, which serves as the summarizing and perfect commandments, to love our neighbour as he loves us. And how does he love us? Aside from creating us and endowing us wit h the best of

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his friends.” (Jn 15,13) And that love abides, because that life-offering

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Footsteps and Fingerprints

The Miracle Malunggay Plant t doesn’t look expensive. It is so common that you can’t believe it is a cure and can prevent many diseases including some cancers. Malunggay or horseradish is gaining popularity as miracle vegetable not only here in the Philippines but also abroad. Malunggay plant which MUFFET scientific name is Moringaoleifera DOLAR Lam is rich in vitamion A, C and E VILLEGAS which can combat free radicals that makes our immune system e-mail: low. blue_bell57@yahoo.com It is dubbed as the miracle vegetable which has and phytochemicals cancer. It has anti tumor that can prevent cancer cells and hormonal properties to develop, according to that are present in its root the Bureau of Agricultural bark extracts. Research (BAR). This plant carries It was found out that antioxidants that are good its anticancer compound tidings to those who have can help treat female chronic diseases like reproductive disorders arthritis, kidney diseases like epithelial ovarian Turn to page 17

t hings—we have been created in his image and likeness and, with his grace, adopted children of his—he has given us his mercy in return to our disobedience and sinfulness, a mercy he act ed out by offering his life on the cross. That’s the supreme act of love, for Christ himself said that “No man has greater love than he who lays down his for

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The Light of Faith t is not often that I share with

you, my friends, Church documents. But today I offer some excerpts selected by Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, from the first encyclical of Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei,Light of Faith. I believe these are touchpoints for us, regardless of religious affiliation, for they ask us to check our faith, does it really have its NANCY anchor in God or only in some RUSSELL ceremonies or rituals? CATAN He says that while “Lumen Fidei” is not light reading, it is a magnificent, e-mail: deep reflection on the gift and nancy.catan@yahoo.com meaning of faith, steeped in the Old Testament, winding illuminating every aspect of its way through the history human existence. A light this of salvation, and culminating powerful cannot come from in the person of Jesus of ourselves but from a more Nazareth. Culling from the primordial source: in a word, encyclical he offers ten it must come from God. points for reflection that he Faith is born of an encounter calls “jewels”. with the living God who calls 1. FromParagraph 4: us and reveals his love, a “The light of faith is unique, love which precedes us and Turn to page 7 since it is capable of

On poverty alleviation mpowerment For S u s t a i n e d Development” (edited by Naresh Sigh and Vangile Titi of Fernwood Publishing Ltd.) outlines courses of action to take in pursuit of people empowerment as a precondition to poverty alleviation. This is relevant inasmuch as this administration AMB. JOSE reportedly would like to bring down V. ROMERO, JR., poverty levels by as much as 20% PH.D. a Herculean task indeed. Implied in this alternative vision to a d m i n i s t r a t i o n ’ s modernization within a new development model is the framework of development concept of empowerment. which is people-oriented. Actually this is the flavor of According to our source, the mouth with the evolution this empowerment growth of the “bottom up” approach model has been used to to development put forward imply the following: by theorist and practitioners • Good governance, as they grapple with the legitimacy and creativity challenge of articulating an To page 9

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Filipino Gangs hose of us familiar with street gangs and like myself who once was an actual member of a street gang, the local “Bloods” and “Crips” are a joke. They got the dress, the music, even the moves but a real Blood or Crip would eat their lunch. In fact if they approached a real Blood or Crip they might be killed, but at a JAMES “KOJAK” HUGHS U.S. Army, Cpt (ret) minimum they would get a beat down.

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That is not to say there are no “bad” Pinoy Gangs. There are over ten , seriously violent , major gangs in the Philippines. (Sigue-Sigue Commandos, True Brown Style 13, Akyat Bahay Gang, Kuratong Baleleng, etc) Even the world famous Abu Sayyaf fear and respect the Kuratong Baleleng and

must get permission from their “Manoy” to operate. There is even a gang that fights for everyday people. The Watch Dogg Committee is an underground gang usually composed of poor and the oppressed who unite to liberate themselves from all forms of enslavement, Turn to page 7

Pecuniary Decency erdinand Marcos’ coconut levy robbed impoverished farmers blind long after the dictatorship collapsed in 1986. The Supreme Court, last week, shredded crony Eduardo Cojuangcoo’s claim for sequestered 700 million San Miguel Corporation shares. Should we cheer? President Benigno JOHNNY Aquino froze tapping into the MERCADO SMC kitty, until the high court handed a final (E-mail: juanlmercado@gmail.com ) decision. That came Tuesday. “w ith In a unanimous shredded resolution, the Court finality” a May 1975 declared Cojunagco Philippine Coconut shares in United A d m i n i s t r a t i o n Coconut Planters d e c i s i o n : . Bank as government- “ C o m p e n s a t e ” owned. It affirmed the Cojuangco w ith 10 July 2003 percent from the 72 S a n d i g a n b a y a n percent First United decision that his Bank (now UCPB) UCPB shares w ere stocks. “Farmers hail court sw iped coco levies.The SC upheld Turn to page 14

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Paulinian TOSP National Finalist S

t. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) President, Sister Nintha Lucilla Baldado, SPC received an official communication from National Screening Committee of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines dated June 23, 2013 through the RFM Foundation headed by its President, Ms. Marie Conception – Young. SPUD Business Administration Graduate and Immediate Past President of the Paulinian Supreme Student Government, Mr. Eduard Joseph Villamil Narciso was included as

Official Finalist of this year’s TOSP Search after a rigorous and comprehensive selection process last June 22, 2013 in Mandaluyong City. TOSP and RFM

congratulated St. Paul University Dumaguete for having trained, educated and formed such outstanding student.

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Yes, we do i t in stages, going through the stages of eros, filia and agape, and starting with those close to us and radiating to ever wi de ni ng c ir cl es o f pe op le , bu t we j us t have to be persevering in it, even if it suffers variation of pace and even if it strays from its proper path from time to time. What can help is to assume a pro-active attitude toward this duty to love. We should not wait for some inspiration, nor for the others to prove that they deserve our love. We have to love them a priori, and all the way, putting more impulses to make that love always active. We need to reinforce it with an endless supply of theological motives. Imagine how the world would be if we just put our mind and

heart toward this duty to love, which actually s um ma ri ze s al l ou r d ut ie s an d responsibilities toward everybody. We need to overcome that primitive thinking that being serious with charity would make us soft and mushy and all that. The contrary is true. Love would make us strong as it demands us nothing less than willingness to be patient and tolerant, to suffer, to forgive, to reconcile, to step on our own ego, the logic of our flesh and the false values of the world. It’s not afraid of death.

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kind of love is made a sacrament that he himself commanded us to renew till the end of time. Ho w im po rt an t there fore that we be t he ol og ic al i n ou r a tt it ud e to wa rd t hi s duty. We cannot rely si mp ly on ou r e mo ti on s an d ot he r e xt er na l fa ct or s an d conditionings. Neither can depend solely on our own will. We have to have th e fo rce of gr ac e th at m ad e a va il ab le in th e doctrine of our faith and in the sacraments. We need to be more serious with our duty to love. We have to make it more specific, more direct, more refined, more enduring. It has to be more and more universal.

Filipino Gangs (Kojak)

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violence, corruption, or abuse by the authorities. In America they would be called vigilantes. They are very visible here in the Visayas. The following is a quote from a Filipino “Blood”: I first joined the Bloods in Cebu, during my Freshman year. This was like a few years back when the Bloods and Crips had just started in the Philippines. The main problem with (gangs) is that they let anybody in who wants to go in. So a lot of people who join these gangs, have no brains whatsoever. The Crips there are generally from poor families, often uneducated, dirty and unhygenic. The Bloods on the other hand are clean, educated, come from wealthy families. The Blood is more strict on who they recruit. Never the less, both Bloods and Crips here are fake. They talk and use slang words that do not even make sense to them. They mix Spanish words,

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and hip hop words even when they don’t know the meanings. They dress up like all baggy, with fake jewelry, panty hose things on thier head and bandanas that represent . They try so hard to act like their favorite hip hop celebrity or gangster hero. The imitation was easy. There is an interview and then a beat down. They can’t hit the face, head, nor your private area. They can only hit you on the stomach, back, and legs. They can’t use any weapons either, only by hand. After that, you are required to shave your head. Then your in. Sounds easy huh?. It’s fake anyways so yeah. I believe that the bloods and crips there are wannabe gangsters. The Bloods and Crips in the Philippines donot even relate to the Bloods and Crips in the US. I left like a year after I joined, because I found I was going nowhere. I don’t regret joining because I learned a good lesson from it. Today it gives me a laugh at how stupid I can

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upon which we can lean for security and for building our lives. Transformed by this love, we gain fresh vision, new eyes to see; we realize that it contains a great promise of fulfillment, and that a vision of the future opens up before us.” 2. From Paragraph 16: “If laying down one’s life for one’s friends is the greatest proof of love (cf. Jn 15:13), Jesus offered his own life for all, even for his enemies, to transform their hearts. This explains why the evangelists could see the hour of Christ’s crucifixion as the culmination of the gaze of faith; in that hour the depth and breadth of God’s love shone forth.” 3. From Paragraph 17: “Our culture has lost its sense of God’s tangible presence and activity in our world. We think that God is to be found in the beyond, on another level

sometimes be. My question is, “In a nation where the heart of the culture is the family why does the family let their sons run wild and join gangs? At any time of night, I can find dozens of young men roaming the streets. The ages range from six or seven to early twenties. I thought there was a curfew? IT IS ELEVEN O’CLOCK AT NIGHT, WHERE IS YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER?

of reality, far removed from our everyday relationships. But if this were the case, if God could not act in the world, his love would not be truly powerful, truly real, and thus not even true, a love capable of delivering the bliss that it promises. It would make no difference at all whether we believed in him or not. Christians, on the contrary, profess their faith in God’s tangible and powerful love which really does act in history and determines its final destiny: a love that can be encountered, a love fully revealed in Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.” 4. From Paragraph 18: “In many areas in our lives we trust others who know more than we do. We trust the architect who builds our home, the pharmacist who gives us medicine for healing, the lawyer who defends us in court. We also need someone trustworthy and knowledgeable where God is concerned. Jesus, the Son of God, is the one who makes God known to us (cf. Jn 1:18). Christ’s life, his way of knowing the Father and living in complete and constant relationship with him, opens up new and inviting vistas for human experience.” or jewels. Next week I will continue with more faith touchpoints from Lumen Fidei.

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Male Companionship A man that hath friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. – Proverbs 18:24, KJV

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LK 10:1-9 At that time the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, ”The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandals; and greet no

eyes from the mountain and look to Christ for faith. Only then will you be able to overcome the obstacles that may seem insurmountable.

one along the way. Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.’ If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you, for the laborer deserves his payment. Do not move about from one house to another. Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you, cure the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God is at hand for you.’”

Sunday Thoughts A MEASURE OF A GOOD MAN “Jesus was surprised when he heard the (centurion)…” Luke 7:9 Another remarkable quality of Marcellus was his humility. This is a tremendous quality that we see in some great people of authority. (It is not difficult to DR. PROCESO UDARBE notice this quality in many people who come from modest circumstances.) In the story, as we have said, Jesus did go to the home of Marcellus with ,his disciples and people crowded in front of the house, curious to see what Jesus would do. But when Marcellus saw Jesus approaching his house, he rushed out to tell the onlookers to give a message to Jesus. And surprisingly, this centurion, who cut a figure of importance, dignified his uniform. Said to Jesus: “Do not trouble yourself any further. I am not fit to have you under my roof, nor do I feel worthy to come to you; but speak the word of healing and my servant shall be healed.” One can see that this V.I.P. of a Marcellus possessed such a tremendous modesty that we may consider not the usual in a person of high authority— if we go by what we know of some pompous high officials of our country. Of course the most splendid surprise of Jesus about Marcellus was his faith. Remember he was not a disciple of Jesus. He was a Gentile; he was immersed in Roman religious beliefs. He was brought up in the conviction that there was no God but Ceasar. But in that land—a colony of Rome—Marcellus, who had sharp instincts and an unusual power of observation, I assume,

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had come to know of a kind of morality of the Jewish people superior to his Roman background. Rumors of the activities of a Jewish Rabbi named Jesus being talked about. From his spontaneous desire to have his servant healed by Jesus, we can tell that like Nicodemus, he had become a secret admirer of the Lord. In addition to these, Marcellus was obedient to the urgings of his mind and will. And the event of his slave’s illness bridged the chasm between him and Jesus. The urgings of his mind and will and a leap of faith led him to exclaim: “You only say the Word and my servant will be healed.” Marcellus had a faith larger than a mustard seed in the healing power of the Master— that this man had faith nowhere known in all Israel. What then did Jesus think of Marcellus? I am sure Jesus admired his magnanimous and generous spirit. And his humility. But all of these were virtues, for the very root of all these in every man’s life is his faith. And so our Lord paid one of the richest compliments in his entire ministry, “Truly, I say to you, not even in all Israel have I found such faith.” May it be that each one of us strives to grow to the measure of this good man— in magnanimity, humility, and faith in Christ.

hroughout history, men have always come together to “say: or “do” things common to the male gender. That kind of comradeship is healthy for men, and it goes a long way in teaching and reminding men about who they are. I have personally found that having a “night out with the boys” is the most relaxing time for me. In fact, sometimes when I am getting grumpy around the house, my wife will say, “Why don’t you go out with some of the guys tonight?” It benefits the whole family for me to share in male companionship. My wife has learned that my time with other men has not hindered our marriage; rather, it helped it! It is in that context that men can let go a bit and not have to carry the responsibility required of them in all the other areas of their lives that time lets them regroup and refresh their

Standing up for the Gospel of Life CBCP Pastoral Statement on Reproductive Health Bill

have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). FR. GAMMY TULABING Human life is JCD, VG sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative power of God (CCC 2258). The Church carries out the mandate of the Lord to go and proclaim to all the nations the Gospel of Life. The protection and preservation of human life and the preservation of the integrity of the procreative act of parents are important elements of our mission from the Lord. It is our fidelity to the Gospel of Life and our pastor al charity for the poor that leads us your pastors to make this moral stand regarding Reproductive Health Bill 5043 that is the object of deliberation in Congress. The Bill makes a number of good points. Some of the issues that it includes under reproductive health care, for instance, are the kind of things no humane institution would have any reason to oppose—maternal, infant and child health and nutrition, promotion of breastfeeding, adolescent and youth health, elimination of violence against women, etc.; but the Bill as it stands now contains fatal flaws which if not corrected will make the Bill unacceptable. It is our collective discernment that the Bill in its present form poses a serious threat to life of infants in the womb. It is a source of danger for the stability of the family. It places the dignity of womanhood at great risk. The Church has always concerned itself with the poor.

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vision to be men they need to be. What about rounding up some of the guys for a night out at the ball park? Or relaxing conversation over a big steak? Or a double-elimination round of bowling? Men need to commit themselves to making place for male companionship.

Bishop Frederick Z. Rooker in Dumaguete n Duma-guete, capital of N e g r o s Oriental, the New Year 1905 (a Sunday) was welcomed with a solemn mass celebrated by Bishop Frederick Z. Rooker of the REV. FR. ROMAN C. Jaro Diocese, of SAGUN, JR. which Negros Oriental was a part. He had arrived in Dumaguete the previous day and remained until January 4, when he proceeded to Cebu. While he was in Dumaguete a letter to the editor was written from there on January 3 and published ten days later (13 January 1905) in both English and Spanish in the newspaper El Tiempo of Iloilo. It was captioned “The Situation in Negros Oriental.” The author was Arthur W. Prautch. Prautch was a Protestant deacon from Wisconsin who was in Dumaguete representing the American Bible Society. He was also said to be giving counsel and support to the Aglipayan movement being introduced there. The letter received favorable comment from La Democracia and El Renacimiento of Manila, while it was severely criticized in the Catholic newspaper Libertas of January 23, 24 and 28. The Manila Times of 23 January 1905 more soberly said that the charges made by the Protestant deacon “appear to have very little foundation in fact.” To understand the controversy, it is necessary to quote the letter in full: The air in Negros is surcharged with intense religious feeling, the whole community is worked up. Friar PaulinoLlorente of the Recoletto (sic) Order has been made parish priest of Nueva Valencia against the wishes of the whole province. Almost his first act was to order Francisco Edao to remove his American flag from his own house which was decorated for a fiesta. It is stated on all sides that Bishop

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agri – negosyo Dragon Fruit Efren F. dela Cruz

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ag-ohay pa lang nga nailhan ang tanom nga Pitaya o Dragon Fruit diri sa lalawigan sa Negros Oriental. Si Henry Ferrolino adunay ubay-ubay nga tanaman sa Pitaya sa Amlan. Gani, siya na karon ang naghatag sa nagkalain-lain nga mga baligya-an niining prutas nga Pitaya o “Dragon Fruit”. Ang Pitaya nalakip Mobunga kini sulod sa sa tanum nga cactus 8-12 ka bulan. nga lumad sa tunga ug Kinahanglan nga lig-on kasadpang bahin sa ang poste kay mabaw ra America. Ug karon ang gamut sa “Dragon gitikad na sa Vietnam, Fruit”. Idapat ang Thailand, Malaysia ug Taiwan. Nagsugod sa organic nga abono Pilipinas didto sa dungan sa pagtanum. Burgos, Ilocos Norte, ug Tulo ka bulan human karon nia na sa Negros pagtanum, idapat usa ka kumkom nga Oriental. Matud pa sa mga complete fertilizer (14Eksperto, ang Pitaya 14-14)matag puno-an. gamhanan nga “Anti- Pag duha na katuig, gramos Oxidant” ug 200 100 makahupay sa nitroheno, subrang kakapoy. Sa gramos phosphate tungang bahin sa ug 15 gramos potash. Naana sa merkado Amercia, gigamit ang hinog pagtambal sa karon ang Pitaya o hanap nga panan-aw, “Dragon Fruit” nga Diabetes ug Rayuma. hinog. Mahal pa hinu-on Kini usab mobatok sa kay diutay pa ang sakit nga cancer, nagtanum. Tag 90-130 pesos pa ang kilo niini. pakunhod sa dugo ug – o0o – mosagang batok sa Sa Bayawan City atake sa kasingAgricultural and kasing. Fishery Council Sayon ra kining (CAFC) nahan-ay na buhi-on pinaagi sa sa tulo nga gipilian iyang sanga. Mupotol ang mahimo nga lang ug mga usa ka tiil National Outstanding (foot) nga bahin sa Agricultural Council gulang nga sanga, sa tibuok nasud. ituslob sa “Fungicide”, Gi-husgahan kini paughon ug itisok sa subay sa maayong masitera sulod sa upat pagdumala, serbisyo sa ka bulan ug ibalhin sa mag-uuma ug mga luna nga may distansya mangingisda ug nga tulo ka metros pagsugyot sa mga matag poste nga katalambagan sa giandam para katayan. Agricultura.

A campaign to ... (Sagun)

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Rooker has broken faith with the people as he promised not to send friars. Their coming caused the people to send for the Aglipayano Bishop NarcisoHijalda of Panay who is here now and is receiving an ovation in every town. He has the influential people in each town while in many he carries the entire population. Bishop Rooker is also here, attempting to repair the breaches in the spiritual fence and prevent a general stampede, but he has really further the work of his Episcopal rival. He censured the Curate of Dumaguete for taking part in the civic demonstration on Rizal Day. Reports are current that his curate is near the point where he will step over to the majority. He has had sent to him eight nuns who were expelled from France and are now here, he supports them out of his funds as the people favor the Public School and the Presbyterian Silliman Institute. (No one) but few Spaniards and Americans extend even cordiality to those refugies (sic), their lot is indeed hard, only two are young and good looking. NOT I CE Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Manuel B. Martinez, Sr., namely: Ger trud es Y. Ma rtin ez-F oron da; Carmen Martinez-Nicdao; Marina Y. Martinez-Sudaria; Heirs of Vicente Y. Martinez, namely: Heather Leslie M. Martinez, Henetia Lynn M. Sison, Derek Emmett M. Martinez and Vincent Alfred M. Mar tine z; Heirs of Marc ela Y. Martinez-Mantolino, namely: Gamaliel H. Mantolino, Jose M. Mantolino, Francisco M. Mantolino and Augusto M. Mantolino; Heirs of Rafael Y. Martinez, namely: Marvenita C. Martinez, Niño Gerald C. Martinez, Jose Marie C. Martinez and Ma ry Grace C. Mart inez ; He irs of Manuel Y. Martinez, Jr. namely: Glenn Joseph A. Martinez, for himself and on behalf of his mot her Guadalupe A. Mar tine z; h ave exec uted an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate with Special Power of Attorney over five (5) parcels of land, registered under the name of decedent covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 1488, namely: Lot No. 1, plan S.W.O. 9893 situated at Barrio San Jose, Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, containing an area of Seventy-One Tho usan d On e Hu ndre d Th irte en (71,113) square meters, more or less; Lot No. 2, plan S.W.O. 9893 situated at Ba rrio Bot ong, Ma njuy od, Negr os Oriental containing an area of Two Hundred Eighty-Four Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-Five (284,665) square meters, more or less, Lot No. 3 plan S.W.O. 9893 situated at Barrio Botong, Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, containing an area of Three Hundred Eighty-Six Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy-Two (386,972)square meters, more or less; Lot No. 4 plan S.W.O. 9893 at situated at Ba rrio Bot ong, Ma njuy od, Negr os Oriental, containing an area of One Hundred Seventy-Eight Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-Three (178,863)square meters, more or less; and Lot No. 5 plan S.W.O. 9893 situated at Barrio San Jose, Manjuyod, Negros Oriental containing an area of Two Hund red Twel ve (212)square meters, more or less; and to name, a ppoi nt and cons titu te Marvenita C. Martinez as true and lawful Attorney-In-Fact; per Doc. No. 304, Page No. 62, Book No. XXXVII, Series of 2010 dul y no tari zed by Atty. Raf ael C. Orillana. The Negros Chronicle July 7, 14 & 21, 2013

Nutri-fit walk for 2013

More than a thousand students, local and school officials participated in the Nutri-Fit Walk Sunday around Dumaguete City to highlight the Nutrition Month celebration. Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria led the activity to show support in addressing hunger issues and actions to mitigate hunger and malnutrition in the city as well as in the country.

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for a flourishing private sector with a social market economic framework; • Transformation of economies to self-reliant, indigenous, humancentered development – (a capitalist model with a human face); • Promotion of community development through self-help with an emphasis on the process rather than on the completion of particular projects – that is applying the principle of subsidiary; NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Romulo Tirambulo, namely Julie t A. Tir ambulo, Daisy Ma e T. Manalili, Mary Jane T. Javier, Dennis Glenn A. Tirambulo, Shiela T. Solon, Caro line I ris T. Armog enia, have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate on several parcels of land and other properties for his heirs, the parties above-mentioned, which said pro pert ies a re m ore parti cula rly described as: 1) Title FT-4263, Lot No. 12, Cos-364, Tax Declaration No. 11020-1148, Area 10.000 has., 12.9994 has . an d 1. 0000 has Loc ated in Lumbang an, Mabi nay, Neg ros Oriental; 2)Title No. FT-3462, Lot No. 10, Tax Declaration No. 11-028—0120, Ar ea-2 3.99 93 h as. Loca ted in Paniabonan, Negros Oriental; 3) Title No . FT-346 2, L ot No. 1 0, Tax Declaration No. 11-028-0172, Area 23.0000 has. located in Paniabonan, Mabinay , Negros Oriental; 4) Lot No. 9, Area 23.9631 has., Kind Agri. and Res iden tial Hou se, Loca ted in Pa niab onan , Ma bin ay, Negr os Or ient al; 5) L ot No. 1153- A, Tax Declaration No. 11-031-0183, Area 4. 8017 has ., L ocat ed i n Ta dlon g, Mabinay, Negros Oriental;6) Lot No. 1153-A, Tax Declaration No. 11-0310223, Area 18.3188 has. Located in Tadlong, Mabinay, Negros Oriental; 7) Lot No. 1146-part, Tax Declaration No. 11 -031 -022 6 , Are a 1. 3600 has ., Located in Tadlong, Mabinay, Negros Ori enta l; 8 ) Lo t No . 11 32, Tax Declaration No. 11-020-0110 , Area 4.8887 has., Located in Lumbangan, Mabinay, Negros Oriental;9) Lot No. 249-C, Tax Declaration No. 93-0210531, Area 400 square meters, Kind/ Class Land/Residential, Located in Dar o, Dumag uete Cit y; 1 0) Tax Declaration No. 93-021-2263, Area 35.71 square meters, Kind/Class Bldg. / Resi dent ial, Lo cate d in Dar o, Dumaguete City; per Document No. 123, Page No. 26, Book No. 3, Series of 2001 duly notarized by Atty. Anna Priscilla M. Pareja. The Negros Chronicle July 7, 14 & 21, 2013

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IRS Oks Late Recharacterization of “Mistaken” Roth IRA Conversions

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ood news for taxpayers, in a private letter ruling (PLR), PLR 201320022, the IRS has allowed a taxpayer to recharacterize his traditional-IRA-toRoth-IRA conversions even though the deadline for doing so had expired. The PLR involved a case of mistaken basis—the taxpayer’s attorney confused the cost basis of securities held by the traditional IRAs with the taxpayer’s adjusted basis in the traditional IRAs. The mistake wasn’t discovered until after the recharacterization deadline had passed. The reason that most taxpayers will convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA is tax free income. Distribution from a tradition IRA is generally taxable as income, qualified distributions from a Roth IRA is income tax free. For many retirees, receiving tax free income during retirement can be a big deal. Background on Roth conversions and recharacterization. Taxpayers, including married persons filing separately, may convert amounts in a traditional

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IRA to amounts in a Roth IRA without regard to their modified adjusted gross income (AGI) or filing status. The conversion may be done in one of three ways: Rollover to a Roth IRA of a distribution from a traditional IRA within 60 days of the distribution, trustee-totrustee transfer from the trustee of the traditional IRA to the trustee of the Roth IRA, or transfer of an amount in a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA maintained by the same trustee.The conversion is subject to income taxation as if it were

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distributed from the traditional IRA and not recontributed to another IRA, but isn’t subject to the 10% premature distribution tax. A taxpayer may elect to recharacterize (undo) an IRA conversion. The recharacterization election allows a taxpayer to treat a traditional-IRA-to-Roth-IRA conversion as if it had never been made. A recharacterization is generally done when the value of the assets received by the Roth IRA has dropped substantially in To page 12

SPUD ranks 6th in Nursing board exam S

t. Paul University Dumaguete (SPUD) College of Nursing ranked number 6 in the top 10 Nursing Performing Schools in the Philippines with passing percentage of 98.36% in the recently concluded Nurses Licensure Examination. SPUD has consistently maintained high quality education which attracts more students to enroll in the various academic programs like the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. For the past years SPUD produced countless outstanding and topnotch NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED WILSON E. ALEJO, SR. Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late WILSON E. ALEJO, SR., of Lower Camanjac, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, who died on 17 Decemb er 2011, wh ich estate consists of Eight (8) Certificate of Stock of PETRON CORPORATION representing 6,600 shares, has been th e su bjec t of an Extraju dicial Settlement and Waiver of July 11, 2013, by and among his only heirs, namely his Spo use Estrellita Cimafranca Alejo and his legitimate children Estrella Alejo Balontong, Wilson C. Alejo, Jr. and Wilson C. Alejo III, wherein they agreed to adjudicate th e same shares o f stock by expressed waiver, assignment and renunciation to Estrellita Cimafranca Alejo, as evidenced in the document executed and acknowledge before No tary Pub lic Jesu s Ramon M. Quevenco of Dumaguete City and entered in his Notarial Register as Doc. No. 236, Page No. 27, Book No. II, Series of 2013. The Negros Chronicle July 14, 21 & 28, 2013

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HEALTH IS WEALTH

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Canlaon District Hospital Dear Editor Sir maayo hapon dira kaninyo hinaot unta nga kining sulat inyong mabasahan ug matabangan pud intawon kining mga tawo diri ga problema pinaagi sa medya aron lang mabasa sa atong higala ug maayung gobernador. Ang mga empleyado sa Canlaon District Hospital nangayo ug hustisya sa dili sakto nga pagtangtang sa ilang trabaho. M ao kini ilang problema ge lay off sila without any memorandum coming from the province, ang usa ka trabahante nga si Mr. Matin Edullantes 16 years naga trabaho sa hospital bilang usa ka utility worker nga plantilyado, usa ka kugihan ug buotang empleyado sa hospital. Wala na karon duty kay giingnan ron sa acting head nurse (Mrs. Rea R. Bautista) sa hospital nga “ dili na mo duty

kay last day na nimo ron “ mao kini linyaha pero dili man ni insakto kinahanglan naa pud tawon sulat or memo lang man gikan sa province, pero wala verbally lang intawon ang pagkasibak sa trabaho without any reason to fire him out. ug usa pa wala man tingali katungod ang head nurse mo fire ug usa ka trabahante, kay naa may ginatawag nga chief of hospital ug hospital administrator dapat sila kini ang moingon ug mo proseso sa sitwasyon karon pero wala, ang gihimo niining head nurse panapak ug trabaho kay siya daw ang ge assign sa atong governor nga si Governor Degamo. Imagine 16 years plantilyado ka verbal lang pag fire sa kining utility. hinaot unta kining sulata mapasa paadto kay governor ug mabasahan sa katawhan. Sir palihug ko salamat. (France Gubaton/Canlaon)

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value. An IRA contribution for a tax year may be recharacterized as late as six months after the unextended due date for filing the return for that year. Thus, for a calendar year taxpayer who made a traditional-IRA-to-Roth-IRA conversion in Year 1, the transaction can be undone by way of a recharacterization made as late as Oct. 15 (as adjusted for Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays) in Year 2. A request for extensions of time for regulatory elections will be

The Hidden Hunger t is a sad fact that many of our parents are unaware that their child’s lack of interest in his studies in school and may think that it may be a learning disability but in reality it is a case of malnutrition. Malnutrition is a Nutrition Research Institute condition wherein there is a found out that in the lack of essential nutrients Philippines children aged 0 needed for proper growth to 5 years are most and development. Anyone affected. More than three can be affected but infants, million kids were found to children and adolescence be underweight and short suffer the most. Hunger and for their age. Malnutrition malnutrition most often go was the underlying cause in hand in hand in many 50 percent of all children’s instances, however children deaths. with enough to eat may still How do you know if be malnourished if they your child is malnourished? don’t eat the right foods. Here are the symptoms. The World Health Organization (WHO) • Easy fatigability and estimates that Two billion low energy levels. people worldwide are • Trouble paying suffering from malnutrition, attention. most of them in developing • Poor immune countries. The 6th National function and Nutrition Survey conducted susceptibility to in 2006 by the Food and infection.

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granted when the taxpayer provides evidence of the year following the year of conversion (including affidavits described in the regs) to establish to IRS’s satisfaction that the taxpayer acted reasonably and in good faith and granting relief will not prejudice the interests of the government. In the PLR, the taxpayer represented to IRS that he would not have elected to make the conversions if he had known that his basis in the traditional IRAs was $0 rather than the amount deemed to be his basis before making the Roth IRA conversions. He further represented that he would have timely recharacterized

his Roth IRAs if he was advised of the error before the deadline for recharacterizing his Roth IRA conversions. The taxpayer asked IRS to rule that he could recharacterize his traditional-IRA-to-Roth-IRA conversions even though the deadline for doing so had passed. The statute of limitations on the taxpayer’s Year 1 return remained open when he made his request. IRS agreed that the taxpayer’s failure to elect to timely recharacterize the Roth IRAs was caused by his lack of awareness of the necessity of making an election as a result of

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• Dry scaly skin • Swollen and ` bleeding gums • Tooth decay • Bloated stomach • Muscle weakness • Poor growth Diagnosis: Your doctor will measure height, weight and body mass index (BMI) and compare these with other children of the same age and special growth charts. relying upon incorrect information provided to him by his attorney. The bottom line, if you have a mistake that creates a tax problem for you, there is the possibility of correcting it. But you must act, the IRS is not going to do it for you. Doing nothing is often the worst approach to take. Prayer To The Holy Spirit Oh Holy Spirit, who make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideal. You who gave 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. I, in this short dialogue, want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the material desires, may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in Your perpetual glory. AMEN. Any person must pray this for 3 consecutive day without stating one’s wish. After the 3rd day you wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Promise to publish this as soon as your favor has been granted./P.U.M.

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Youngest ... From page 1 expenses Christmas bonuses, representation and travelling allowances and extra cash gifts. This early, SK Negros Oriental Federation President and ex-officio member to the Provincial Board Scott Wayne Husain expressed his strong opposition to the proposal to abolish SK. The youth however, welcome even drastic if not radical reforms. Youths ageing 15-17 years-old are eligible to run as SK Chairman or Councilor for the noble objective of training them as future honorable leaders. But in the course of trying to win their posts many of them are sons and daughters

of politiciasns, already exposed and practiced massive vote-buying, horse trading and cheating. Established political clans and families field their offspring to run for the posts to perpetuate their hold to power. Once elected, many of them were noted to have taken for granted their responsibilities and often make themselves scarce even in attending regular sessions. Several attempts to abolish SK, a creation of the Marcos dictatorship, were made in the past. All were unsuccessful. The SK National Federation is expected to come up with a unified position on the proposal through a resolution shortly. (By Dems Demecillo)

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Dumaguete City OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE JUDGE

NOTICE OF HEARING Notice is hereby given that a summary hearing on the petition for notarial commission of ATTY. LEMUEL E. ABASTILLAS, shall be held on JULY 23, 2013 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning before this Court. Any person who has any cause or reason to object to the grant of the petition may file a verified written opposition thereto not later than the date of the summary hearing. Dumaguete City, July 9, 2013. (Sgd.) FE LUALHATI D. BUSTAMANTE Executive Judge Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 32 Dumaguete City IN THE MATTER OF THE INTESTATE ESTATE OF SPOUSES GIL SEVERINO, SR. AND ELISA BIRAO,

SPEC. PROC. NO. 2013-5138

ALEXANDER B. SEVERINO, FOR: PETITION FOR LETTERS Petitioner, OF ADMINISTRATION X-----------------—--- -— -/

ORDER A verified petition having been filed by Alexander B. Severino, alleging, among other things, that the deceased spouses Gil Severino, Sr. and Elisa Birao, who died on 1995 and 2003, respectively, have not made any settlement, judicial or extrajudicial of their properties, capital/paraphernal or conjugal; that letters of administration be issued to the herein petitioner, Alexander B. Severino, for the administration of the estate. Finding the same to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby ORDERED that the same be set for hearing on August 14, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before this Court located at the Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City. Any interested person may, by filling a written Opposition, contest the petition on the ground of incompetency of the person for whom letters are prayed herein or on the ground of the contestant’s own right to the administration, and may appear on the date, hour, and place set forth above in order that he may be heard. This Order shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in this province, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, and copies thereof served upon any and/or all the known heirs and creditors of the decedents, upon any other persons believed to have interests in their estate, and a copy of this Order shall be posted at a conspicuous place at the Municipal Hall of Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, where the decedents last resided at the time of their death. SO ORDERED. Given this 17th day of June 2013 at Dumaguete City, Philippines. (Sgd.) RODERICK A. MAXINO Judge The Negros Chronicle Jun. 30, Jul. 7 & 14, 2013

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development. Much earlier , Jagna under the former mayor Exuperio LLoren benefited from the establishment of a coconut decorticating (coconut coil) and expeller machines. We wonder if they have shown positive results  in Jagna and the technology  shared with other towns as well. But since we are such a huge grower of the wonder tree called coconut - it would not be foolish to think big  like  Leyte.  By August  this year , a new P 200-Million plant will start in Baybay City , Leyte (SC Global Coco Products Inc) to sell coco juice to attend to the big demand for the healthconscious Americans for organic-based food and drinks. Imagine the company’s buying stations in Leyte and Samar will (DAILY) buy 200,000 matured coconut nuts to produce 80,000 liters of coconut juice to America.. We are sure the demand is much bigger than that not just in America but in the other western nations and Japan as well. It was in one of the official  Aquino presidential trips (where the  party ate hamburgers from the side streets) that To page 15

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Fe Verzano – Ompad, Ramona V. Bonifacio, Lydia Elmido-Verzano, Filemon Elmido and Melissa B. Merlas, heir of Eugencio Elmido, have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate and Sale on a parcel of land, Lot No. 2165, covered by Original Certificate of Title No. FV-29161, situated at Sitio Agbagacay, Bonbonon, Siat on, Negros O riental, containing an ar ea of Three Thousand Eight Hundred and Five (3,085)square met ers, more or less, that the parties hereto have caused the subdivision of the aforesaid lot into two subslots, Lot No. 2165-A, and Lot No. 2165-B; that lot 2165A which is subject of SALE in favor of Melissa B. Merlas, vendee, per Doc. No. 358, Page No. 71, Book No. XXVII, Series of 2009, duly notarized by Atty. Elizur V. Umbac. The Negros Chronicle July 7, 14 & 21, 2013

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STORMY WEATHER “It takes both rain and sunshine to make a Rainbow.” The month of June brought in the rains and storms and we are told there are over 20 typhoons coming before the year ends. Life is also sunshine and rain, and sometimes storms and gales run through our lives. A friend said we carry two pails through life; a pail of blessings and a pail of challenges and trials. In our bustling city and in our community circle we get good news and bad news regularly. We have friends in the hospital, a friend just lost her father, a friend went through a double radical mastectomy, someone’s business went through a big loss. On the community level, recently an 8-year old honor student little girl was raped and killed. There were of course blessings and happy events within our community these few weeks. This week the MY Esperanza came with its message of PEACE and environmental campaign came to our city It is good for us to always remember that there are lessons to learn with each challenge; grief teaches us to empathize and material loss teaches us these are just passing. Sickness teaches us our mortality and loss of a loved one teaches us to appreciate those we love. All these life challenges hopefully make us better persons after we have sifted through our sorrows and pain. Storms come in many forms, sometimes its soft rain, sometimes strong downpour or a raging storm with winds and rain. At the end of a storm we all sigh with relief and it is a bonus to see a rainbow after. I have always loved inspirational

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ruling in UCPB case,” an Inquirer banner read. Government will sell P14.4 billion worth of the stocks, Philippine Deposit Insurance Cor p. president Valentin Araneta said.. That’d go into a trust fund for coconut farmers. Under martial law, Mar cos signed Presidential Decree 276. It dir ected that “coco levi es” be clamped in 68 pr ovinces. These

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quotations so let me share these with you dear readers. I thank Sir Rading, a former colleague in the banking industry who has always encouraged me with his affirming comments about this column. Happy reading, dear readers. Sunday Gems: Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of promises for overcoming it. – Helen Keller “Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.” “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” Roger Miller quotes (American Singer and Song Writer, 1936-1992) “May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer.” Irish Blessings quotes “Paint a rainbow inside of you, paint a rainbow, let your smile shine through. When it's cold and gray, push the clouds away, paint a rainbow in your heart.” “We may run, walk, stumble, drive, or fly, but let us never lose sight of the reason for the journey, or miss a chance to see a rainbow on the way.

would be owned by cronies “in their pr ivat e capaci ties.” Taxes became individual loot. If PD 276 is not scrubbed as unconstitutional, “Marcos found a legal and valid way to steal,” wrote then columnist Antonio Carpio. As Supreme Court justice today, Carpio finds himself vindicated, Coj uangco was mar tial law coconut czar , unt il People Power drove him into Haiwaiian exile with the dictator. In between,

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levies bankrolled a hydra of coco mills, a bank, even a producers’ federation that never mustered names of supposed one million members. Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, in August 1998, presented to President Joseph Estr ada a Catholic BishopsBusinessmen’s Conference memo.. “Abuse of state power” wrung those monies from impoverished coconut farmers ,it said.. They should be returned..


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Negrenses cautioned on human trafficking BY ROI LOMOTAN The Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) warned Filipino women on the dangers posed by marrying foreigners, as human trafficking has been identified as one of the critical issues resulting from it e spe cially under mail orde r bride scheme. To counte r this, CFO re minde d women to get to know those who are offering opportunities to go abroad. If they are looking for jobs they can check with the POEA or if they want to marry foreigners they should thoroughly know their partners and attend the counseling program of CFO.

ARMY Assists Farmers in Negros BY JENNIFER C. TILOS The Philippine Army’s 11th Infantry Battalion (IB) has facilitated the release of Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAS) to 4,780 farme rs in Ne gros Island recently under the Department of Environment and Natural Resource s (DENR) “Handog Titulo Program.” The said activity was part of the 11th IB’s continuing e fforts to counte r insurgency which stems from agrarian reform issues.

Dumaguete City Officials take oath of office BY JENNIFER CATAN-TILOS Dumaguete City elected officials in this year’s midterm polls have bee n formally installed as they took their oath of office last June 30 at the DCCO Conference Hall. Ne gros Oriental 2 nd District Re p. George Arnaiz administered the mass oath taking of Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, Vice Mayor Woodrow Maquiling, Sr. and the 10 city council members. Mayor Sagarbarria then delivered his inaugural speech after his oath taking.

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President Noy came  home ecstatic about the big demand for Philippine coconuts. The President went” loco over coco,” as it were. That Leyte plant  is just one proof. The other thing is the existence of the coconut flour which is now a healthy substitute for wheat flour that we import through American wheat to produce flour.. We did not know then but we know now that two wheat-based flour pieces of bread  alone can produce more calories and add more blood sugar  than two tablespoons of pure cane sugar. Whoa- we thought bread was an innocent one?  This was revealed by Dr William David, MD, author of the New York Times best-selling book called “Wheat Belly”. That being so, the Philippines is exporting to USA and Europe container vans of coconut flour-and what should Bohol, 8th biggest coconut grower be doing?  Philippine-made coco flour is free from gluten and supplies great dietary fiber to produce a lot of recipe-based food for desserts, drinks, pastries like pies, cookies, muffins and even as thickening agent for the dangerous sauces and gravies. The experiment for coco flour has been perfected by the DOST (science and technology) and confirmed by Amsterdam, a reliable source of food science and technology news. Listen to the healthy part and see if we don’t picket the Department of Agriculture (in Manila) tomorrow to fund the expansion of coco flour producing plants in the country. That department has the fourth largest budget in the National Budget if one considers the GOCCs and other semiagencies attached to it. Coco flour (a) reduces diabetes because the fiber slows down the release of glucose which is

Army dismantles CPP-NPA rebels’ mass structure in Negros Oriental

BY JENNIFER C. TILOS

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IATON, Negros Oriental, July 10 (PIA) —A total of 28 communist rebels have surrendered recently after army troops of Bayanihan Team under the 79th Infantry Battalion dismantled the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) rebels’ mass structure in Barangay Mantiquil in Siaton town. “After realizing the futility of supporting the armed struggle and the hostility of keeping the NPAs to their shelter, 28 Party Branch Members and Peoples Militia were awakened from the deceptive insinuations on opinionated issues that brought the Solid Mass Organization or MASSO in Brgy Mantiquil Siaton, Negros Oriental,” Ltc Marion Sison, Commander of 79th Infantry (Masaligan) Battalion said. Lt Col. Sison said with this incident Barangay Mantiquil is now cleared from the menace of insurgency. With the number of rebel surrenderees, nine members of Sangay sa Partido sa Localidad (SPL)

led by Rosalie Nama alias POPS and nineteen members of Yunit Militia (YM) of Lubos na Asosasyong Masa (LAM)/ Solid Mass Association under Diosdado Nama alias DONDI returned to the folds of the law by turning themselves in to the troops of 79th Infantry (Masaligan) Battalion under Ltc Marion R Sison. “The surrender of 28 persons who were utilized for chores from being underground informants to sometimes, instant and untrained fill up fighters for the NPAs was brought about by the proper information delivered by the Bayanihan Troops from issues previously exploited by the terror groups,” said Sison. They admittedly

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decided to turn their backs after realizing they have been fed with lies by the NPA Leadership,” said Ltc Sison. “We treated them as victims,” Sison stressed. “Indeed these mass surrender of the entire community previously encapsulated by the broken Communist ideologies is a gateway to a wider opportunity for its constituents, especially the youth,” Sison added. Brigadier General Jonas Sumagaysay, Acting 3ID Commander said, the people of Negros are happy to welcome their long lost brothers and sisters who have returned to the To page 16


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Army dismantled ... From page 15 democratic fold. This is a welcome development in the province of Negros Oriental where people have longed for a lasting peace. Let us help each other in the spirit of Bayanihan to end the menace of insurgency and move forward towards development in the countryside, Sumagaysay added. Sumagaysay went on that the snowball of surrenders can be also attributed to social pressure generated by the civil society organizations, the local officials and other stakeholders who have been persistent in calling for peace coupled with sustained

combat operations in the region. Meanwhile, in the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division first semester report, a total of 62 regular members of the NPA have already surrendered and live normally in the mainstream society. This number includes 26 rebels who are members of KomitengRehiyonalPanay (KR-P), 33 from KomitengRehiyonal-Negros (KR-N) and 3 from KomitengRehiyonalSentralBisayas (KR-SB). The numbers does not count NPA members who have been monitored to have left the movement for the period. This year ’s first semester surrenderees is up by 18 or 40 percent compared to first semester

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July 14, 2013 of last year where 44 NPA rebels have laid down their arms and returned to mainstream society and chose to live peacefully. Sumaygaysay said “We expect more rebels to surrender in the coming days because we know that they are already tired of the futile armed struggle and wanted to go down and abandon the armed violence.” He added, the CPPNPA is losing the support of the populace while their ranks continue to go back to the democratic folds and start a lawful and peaceful life. The continued Bayanihan in Western Visayas is a successful effort of the people who longed for lasting peace in this part of the country, stressed Sumaygaysay. (mbcn/JCT/PIA7-Negros Oriental)

NOTICE NOT ICE is h ereb y given tha the heirs o f Eleute ria E. Futalan , na mely : Gu ille rma F. Qu inta o, G emela C . Fu tala n, Helen Futalan Enrera, Carlito N. Fu tala n, Rogelio N. Fu tala n, Gemma F. Depositario and Vilma N. Futalan hav e e xecu ted an Extrajudicial Settlement and Sale on a parcel of land known as Lot No. 4807, Pls-659-D situated at Brgy. 2 Poblacion Siaton, Negros Oriental under T DN 2012-15-00201585 covered by OCT No. FV31597 containing an area of Two Thousand One Hundred SeventySeven (2177) square meters, more or less; that same land has been subdivided into two parcels, one parcel of which is Lot No. 4807A, Psd-07, being a portion of Lot 480 7, Pls-65 9-D c ontaining an ar ea o f Five Hundr ed S ixte en (5 16) squa re m eter s, m ore or less, which is subject of SALE in favor of vendees: Spouses Arvin P. Rapada and Vilma N. Futalan, per Doc. No. 185, Page No. 38, Book No. 1, Series of 2012 duly notarized by Atty. Peter Chuck A. Lagos. T he Negros Chronicle July 7, 14 & 21, 2013

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hile I am writing this column, preparations are well underway for the eventual transfer of the College of Mass Communication of Silliman University to her new location, her new home on the second floor of the Instructional Media and Technology Center, part of the annex of the Robert B. and Metta J. Silliman Library built through the generosity of the USAID. In a matter of time, our comfort zone that has been Guy Hall for many, many years would now become a thing of the past, a figment of our imagination but, hopefully, would never be forgotten by all those who have gone through its corridors being a journalism or mass communication student. BY CECILE M. It is because the past landscaping of our curricular can and should never be program to be attuned to the GENOVE forgotten as the past is part challenges of the times. cmgedcon@yahoo.com and parcel of the present Change is constant and the which, in turn, will help more we resist change, the shape our future. more persistent it becomes Mulling over the past, to rock the status quo. I can only muster a slight One such challenge academic units enjoy an tilt of my head and ponder confronting us in the increase in enrolment, it still – the future that I am academe is the K-12 remains that three or four talking about may actually implementation starting years from today, when the already be happening last school year. A first batch of students of the today at the rate the turn curricular re-landscaping K-12 program would have of events unfolds with the is in order to re-assess graduated, our enrolment mere blink of an eye. Truly, where our academic may experience a decline if we do not get our act offerings are and whether in the first and second years together and establish, our curricula are still because our supposed nay, re-establish our relevant today given the students would still be in objectives, there is a great demands set forth by Grades 11 and 12. C on s e qu e n tl y, chance that we will be government as well as by overtaken by these events, the Commission on Higher teachers would find themselves without if they have not started to Education. To page 17 do so yet. Even if many of our I am speaking about the fervent need to do a re-

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A look at ...

OMALAHOKAN

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umaguete is known as the “City of Gentle People,” perhaps because Dumaguete used to be very peaceful city.

Now, it seems it has become a city of Heinous Crimes. The rape and slay of an eight year old school girl, has shocked all Dumagueteños and the problem is that all these crimes were unresolved. I guess this City has become a city of unresolved heinous crimes! That is the problem when crimes are unresolved it encourages criminals to commit more crimes because the criminals remain free to commit another crime. Hence, the City is no longer safe to live in because there are so many criminals who are freely roaming the city waiting for another opportunity to commit a crime. What makes it worst is that, there are prisoners who are freely coming in and out of our jails. What’s happening to our city?

Re-landscaping (From page 16) students to teach in the first and second years, unless we do something to offset AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Real St., Independence St. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Quezon Street, Bais City All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on

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from God for a tropical country like ours. It must not go to waste by Filipinos who have always been “thinking small”.  Bohol should go for it.

It was also reported that malunggay has amazingly four times the calcium of milk and seven times the vitamin C in oranges. It has three times the potassium in bananas and four times the vitamins found if you eat carrots. Malunggay can also cure the cancer of our pockets. It has a bright future for investment purposes. Agriculture Secretary Arturo Yap is encouraging Overseas Filipino investors to invest in agriculture and agribusiness. The next time you plan your meal, don’t forget this wonderful amazing plant that God made.

find ourselves no longer relevant. The need today is to lessen or moderate our appetite for specialization, to quote Silliman University president Dr. Ben S. Malayang III in his message in last year’s 33rd Local and National History National Convention held in Dumaguete. In all these, I am confident and hopeful that

we shall overcome. If there are problems, let’s take to heart what the fictitious character of Capt. Jack Sparrow in “The Pirates of the Caribbean” said: “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude toward the problem.” In everything, as has been said, we give thanks. Thus, as

writer Melody Beattie said: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bais II Branch, National Highway Barangay Hangyad, Bais City, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion Pamplona Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

Basay Branch Valencia Drive Pob. Basay All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Robinson Branch South Road Calindagan All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Valencia Branch South Pob., Valencia Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Siquijor Branch Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Larena Branch Magsaysay St., Larena, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lazi Branch Tigbawan, Lazi Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on

July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Amlan Branch Poblacion, Amlan, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lumbangan Branch Lumbangan, Mabinay, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS La Libertad Branch Poblacion, La Libertad, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER 6 Branch Yala @ Robinson Unit II South Road, Calindagan Dgte. City All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. ---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER National Hi-way, Poblacion Ayungon, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

(Bingo)

“Heinous Crimes” The Provincial Governor, the City ATTY. FRANCISCO YAP Mayor, the Local Government, the Police and other agencies in the Province have to exert more efforts in solving these crimes. The people in their respective villages have to organize a crime watch group to patrol their villages, the community has to involve themselves actively, because their village is now being attacked by criminals. Report immediately new arrivals in your village. Report strangers in your village. Have a crime watch group. If exclusive villages can maintain peace and order, there is no reason why other villages in the barangay, or purok cannot protect themselves. It is now time to have vigilantes or possecomitatus! (The power or force of the country)

this challenge, in the process keep our heads above water, and maintain the dignity of mind, body, and spirit. The challenge is to

embrace change because it is not for us to go against it. This is the time not only to expand our horizons, but to reinvent ourselves, otherwise we may just wake up one day and

July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS H. Villanueva St., Siaton, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 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, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion, Mabinay Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------

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converted to energy (b) reduces total and LDL cholesterol and lowers the risk of cardio vascular ailments  and strengthens the immune system and (c) prevents colon cancer because it produces butyrate that facilitates digestion. Science and technology are growing by leaps and bounds. We should ride on their backs and forget the age-old (karaan) use of coconut as copra as your “lamaw” whenever one fancies a summer drink.  There are a hundred different uses for the coconut tree- a blessing

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tayasan Branch Fabugais St. Pob., Tayasan All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS

The Miracle ... (Muffet)

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and heart complications . For simple fever, and asthma, malunggay roots is also said to be effective. For men who have difficulty to have children because of low semen count, malunggay can also come to the rescue. Malunggay fruits have been found to be effective in raising the semen count.

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AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER Pob. San Juan Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from February 1–28, 2013 will be sold to public auction on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.


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COA confidential From page 4

used have been subverted. Intelligence Funds nowadays are used for everything, but intelligence. The justifications to make Intelligence Funds confidential simply do not exist. It may be fitting to remind the Commission on Audit of the basic guarantee in the constitution of the peoples’ right to information on matters of public concern. There is a wave of transparency voluntarily undertaken in major quarters of our government. The assets and liabilities of justices of our courts in the highest level are now open to the public. The Ombudsman has loosened restrictions in procuring the statement of assets of government men. It seems the COA is still caught in a time warp, still swimming against the tide, if not torrents of transparency. The more the COA insists on confidentiality, the more transparency is sidelined, the more public accountability is sideswiped, the more the public is prejudiced.

critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS (email:dejaresco_ely@yahoo.com)

BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

PNOY might invite Degamo; (From page 2) defend her fort in Bais with Ate Edna at the background. Can Tata and Karen take Bais back? Nobody knows.. What about the Paras(es) can they still re-take the first district from the Iway-Limkai hold? Can they afford to lose again? -o0oMayor Sagar’s landmark legacy before he runs for Congress is to equip Dumaguete with a modern forensic laboratory. Being a chemist by profession, May or Sagarbarria is passionate about establishing both the forensic laboratory and the CCTV system for Dumaguete. Both can cost P18-million. With only P3M payable in the old loan with our IRA as collateral, the funds can easily be raised. It’s about time. Sagar can also put up the traffic light system for this capital city. Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRIES AS TO SEX FROM FEMALE TO MALE, DATE OF MARRIAGE OF PARENTS FROM JULY 9, 1982 TO JANUARY 7, 1989 AND INDICATING THE MAIDEN MIDDLE NAME OF THE MOTHER AS PANALIGAN AND MIDDLE NAME OF THE FATHER AS SENADOR IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF ASTER JUANON CALIJAN, ASTER JUANON CALIJAN, Petitioner -versus-

) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF ) STA. CATALINA, NEGROS ORIENTAL ) Respondent ) X - - -- - - - - - - - -- - - - — - - -— - - - - - - - -- - - - /

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ORDER Petitioner, in his verified petition, alleges that he was born on September 11, 1986 and his fact of birth was duly registered before the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. However, the entries as to his sex and date of marriage of his parents were erroneously entered as Female and July 9, 1982 instead of the correct one which are Male and January 7, 1989 and there are also missing entries as to the maiden middle name and middle name of his mother and father which are Panaligan and Senador, respectively. Thus, this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on September 10, 2013 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 Office of the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. Given in Chamber this 22nd day of May 2013 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME The Negros Chronicle Executive/Presiding Judge Jun. 30, July 7 & 14, 2013

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rect to Apo island for a reef check of Apo island’s world famous underwater colorful coral reef formations. They wanted to evaluate and expose the effects of typhoons Sendong and Pablo here which caused millions of pesos worth of destruction to marine life. Mark Dia, regional ocean-defenders campaign manager, reported the following information about their underwater reefcheck of Apo Island: GREENPEACE REPORT: “Reefs in Apo Island’s Marine Sanctuary, in the southeastern side of the island were severely damaged by typhoon Sendong in 2011 and Typhoon Pablo in 2012. Researchers estimate coral damage at 99%. Coral reef fish abundance also declined by 50%. Reefs on the Northern side of the island were unaffected by the storms and remain intact. AMONG WORLD’S BEST. “ Apo Island’s community-managed marine sanctuary is considered one of the best of its kind in the world. Established in the mid1980s, the sanctuary became a beacon of hope that damaged reefs can, with proper protection, management, and community buy-in, be restored back to health. The sanctuary was key to the increase of fish populations in the area, providing multiple benefits to coastal folk. “The sanctuary was also instrumental in causing marine life to thrive beyond the southeastern coast of the island, making the waters around the entire island a haven for sea turtles and other marine species.

damage in Apo Island. The documentation of the reef check in Apo island is part of the activities around the visit of the Greenpeace ship, Esperanza which arrived Tuesday in the Philippines OTHER SIDE: SAFE. “Fortunately the reefs on the other side of the island were spared. But while the damage to the sanctuary was significant not all was lost because marine life around the island was already healthy. Turtles continue to feed around the island and the fish, despite reduced populations, still flourish. HOPE AND MODEL “Apo Island’s success story has always been a model of hope for the Phil-

ippine seas. Today, although its sanctuary is destroyed, the active and cooperative efforts of the community, academe, and local government show that there is hope for other devastated reefs around the country. WARNING: “Greenpeace believes that the damage to the reef is a warning of things to come if our coastal resources aren’t fully protected. The Philippine seas is currently facing a two-pronged challenge of marine ecosystems degradation and overfishing. This is compounded by other stressors such as climate change, as in the case of Apo Island. “ Greenpeace is call-

TRAGIC TYPHOONS. “But tragedy struck due to two catastrophic typhoons. Strong storm surges decimated the corals and washed them ashore. The sanctuary, once known to be teeming with marine life was left devastated and now resembles a coral graveyard. “Divers from Silliman University, Coastal Conservation and Education foundation, and Greenpeace surveyed the massive coral Agencia De Exquisite of Dumaguete, Inc. Cor. Ma. Cristina & San Jose Sts., Dumaguete City Tel. No.422-1062 All unredee me d and unrenewed pawn items for the month of February 2013 will be disposed by way of auction sale on July 18, 2013 at our business office.

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ing on the Philippine government to address the current crisis in the Philippine seas as a national priority. SEEK MORE INFO: More information can be obtained from the following people who are on board the ESPERANZA which is sailing this morning for Bicol and onwards to Southeast Asian waters to make similar evaluations due to climate change. They are: Vince Cinches, Oceans Campaigner, +639175363754, vince.cinches@greenpeace.org VigieBenosa-Llorin, Media Campaigner, +639178228793, vbllorin@greenpeace.org


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July 14, 2013 City to acquire ... From page 1 signal of the growing urbanization of this capital city. Very shortly too, the city police force will be augmented with two more squads of newly trained PNP courtesy of the regional command under General Garbo. Also the Dumaguete Press Club Inc is accommodating a portion of its building to be the headquarters of the City Tourist Police and Tourism Asssistance Center since the press club building is located along the Rizal Bouelvard. It is press and radio people’s modest contribution to the anti-crime and tourism drive of Dumaguete and the province. The former CCTV system for the city is a longoverdue anti-crime equipment that will at least seek to be mute witnesses as crime is happening, the absence of the police who cannot be in all places all the time. Most of all, these CCTVs location will be kept hidden from public view as

Airtight case ... From page 2 old infant was the lone survivor. Virtucio confimed to this reporter that : Seven witnesses have executed affidavits identifying the suspect, whose name has been withheld purposely upon the request of the authorities until the case shall have been filed. Two of the witnesses claimed they personally saw the suspect armed with a hunting knife and bolo on the night of the massacre. Three or four of the witnesses also claimed to have had a drinking spree with the suspect in front of the barangay hall before parting ways past 10:00PM the same night. The father of the victim was among those invited for questioning. He was not present in their home when his wife and children were butchered. What is delaying

Will Comelec ... From page 2 supposed to be at No. 1 causing confusion among his voters and depriving him of some votes, which apparently went to waste or credited to his opponent German Sarana, the eventual winner. There are more than 30 individuals who have executed affidavits claiming to have seen the misplacement of Gaudiel’s name to No. 2 instead of No. 1. Gaudiel’s camp believed that it only needed to open the ballot box and produce one ballot that would display the error to convince the COMELEC to call for special elections.

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much as possible because would-be criminals will simply avoid going near CCTV cameras if they know where it is mounted.. In Manila criminals will just cover their faces when committing a crime in front of CCTV cameras. On forensic equipment, Mayor Sagarbarria who is himself a chemist by professioin, is passionate about acquiring forensic equipment during his watch. This could yet be a legacy for the Sagarbarria administration. Forensic laboratory equipment through the use of chemicals, can help analyze the tools of crime. It could analyze and match blood samples; it can analyze what kind of compound the suspect has used in committing his crime. It can identify whose hair is stucked to the evidence of a crime; Sagarbarria asked the SOCO office to make a wish list so that the forensic equipment will start with the basic needs. The MOA between city hall and NORSU college of criminology and NBI will be put to more intensive implementation. the police people asked. Virtucio said that the PNP deliberately refused to be stampeded into filing a case just to placate an outraged public. Another case which has outraged the public is the murder of the 8yr old girl in Babajuba, school in Dumaguete. “The Police didn’t want to sacrifice accuracy with speed. We are trying to build an airtight case against the suspect ,affording the victims with justice they truly deserved,” Virtucio stressed. But people have been critical on how slow the police investigations were going because of the lack of basic tools of forensic investigation. They need to send to Cebu and Manila every blood sample, and chemical analysis. All they have now are eye contacts of available cirucmstantial evidence which is not conclusive to file a case. (By Dems Demecillo) The then re-electionist Gaudiel lost to Sarana by a comfortable margin but his supporters are demanding for a special election to correct the harm done to the electoral chances of their patron. Also included in the petition is the request for the Comelec to do away with automated PCOS elections and return to manual polls. However, this is a long shot considering that Chairman Sixto Brillantes has adamantly refused to entertain the thought and has been defending the PCOS results amid criticisms from election watchdogs and other non-government organizations. (By Dems Demecillo)

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From page 1 as well as his two children. After killing his wife and two children in 2001, Ilhig climbed and jumped from the top of the coconut tree but surprisingly survived. It was covered by media too. Dumaguete City police chief P/Supt James Goforth disclosed llhig has an abnormal behavior as evidenced by a certification from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and is undergoing weekly treatment at the Talay Psychiatric Ward. Along with the four others, Ilhig was released in the absence of any probable cause for a case to be filed against him, according to Goforth. Filing of cases against any of the persons being invited for questioning will depend on the results of the evidences being submitted for laboratory examination and confirmation by the national crime lab. He told the CHRONICLE with Mayor Sagarbarria last Thursday that the case if filed at all will depend on the result of the laboratory examination of the blood found on the clothes of the suspect, whether or not it is of human origin or not. Recovered from a makeshift shelter of Ilhig in Bajumpandan included a scythe and supposed blood stains. It was learned that Ilhig owns some of the evidences recovered at the crime scene. What was significant is that the victim in Bajumpandan was killed in a similar manner when Ilhig’s wife’s throat was also slashed. And that when shown a foto of the victim, the suspect refused to look at it. The lot where Ilhig’s “payag” is built is owned by a former warden of the BJMP which is situated only a few meters away. He reportedly tends to a garden of a BJMP official which is nearby his nipa hut. In an interview with the police, Ilhig reportedly denied having known the victim and much more killing her. But when shown the pictures of Catherine Sinu-ag, Ilhig refused to look at them. A resident of Talay who refused to be identified disclosed Ilhig may not have been in his proper mental state even before he committed the crime in 2001. The four others who were invited include Erning Sagaysay, Pablo Balasabas and two rugby boys. The family of the victim was invited by the police to visit the police station through the city social welfare office for further coordination and updates of the ongoing investigation.///jg

From page 1 director for operations, has been appointed Officer-inCharge, while the Regional Office is preparing the list of five candidates to replace Romana. However, Baldebrin, who is expected to be included in the list, has the upper hand to lead the 1,200-strong PNP provincial command with no less than his town mate Governor Roel Degamo openly expressing his preference for him to assume the post.

Guv’s admin ... From page 2 He is confident that his two-year stint as the “little governor” the members of the Provincial Board and the public have already experienced his brand of selfless service and on that score he is optimistic of

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In the meantime, Virtucio issued the customary marching orders in an emergency meeting with the Chiefs-of-Police to intensify the fight against illegal drugs trade, illegal gambling and loose firearms. He also urged the Dumaguete City PNP to solve the recent spate of killings in the capital. There is no doubt that Baldebrin enjoys the trust and confidence of the Governor, which is one of the key considerations in the choice of the next Provincial Director. Baldebrin, like Degamo, is a native of

Siaton. Romana on the other hand is welcome in Cebu City whose mayor, Mike Rama, has been persistently calling for the replacement of incumbent City Police Director Sr. Supt. Mariano Natu-el with the former NOPPO director. Prior to the May elections, both Degamo and Rama protested the designation of Romana and Natu-el in their localities, respectively. But with this new development, both politicians may end up getting their handpicked choices. (Demecillo)

getting a confirmation. It is rare for the Provincial Board to oppose the appointment of any coterminus official. There was one instance when the appointment of then Provincial Attorney Erwin Vergara was opposed by the majority of the members of the Provincial Board.

However, Vergara secured a favorable ruling from the court. There is a principle that concurrence to the appointments of co-terminus officials by the members of the legislative chamber is ministerial for as long as the appointee has all the qualifications and none of the disqualifications. (Demecillo)

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