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VOL. 38

No. 7

Dumaguete City, Philippines Sunday, July 24, 2011


DBM boss inducts Towns lose millions Lawas until August to cripple Suertres LP exodus mayors in IRA cut backs 11



Twice slay-tried councilor Ching Alabastro of Bayawan

Alabastro reveals nothing to media


umaguete’s officially appointed city treasurer who has been assigned in Cebu City as OIC treasurer for three years now, has again been transferred somewhere else, this time, upon orders of the Finance Department.


Reason: “to preserve the moral integrity of the Dept. of Finance, and in the exigency of the service,” said Cebu Rep. Tomas Osmeña in his letter to the Dept. of Finance. Osmeña, who three years earlier, was backing Oliva to work in Cebu. The sad part is, that since 2009, when transferred to Cebu as OIC treas-

urer, Ofelia Oliva, has since been paid with over P35,000 a month by the City Go vern ment o f Dumaguete. For three years, Dumaguete has already paid a city treasurer some P1.26Million but was all the while rendering service as OIC treasurer in Cebu Cebu-OIC treasurer Ofelia OLIVA & To page 19 Dumaguete Asst. treasurer Kristina “KC” MERCED (right)

LIMKAI eyes 2013 option as gov BY DEMS DEMECILLO


iberal Party titular head for Negros Oriental, Rep. Josy Limkaichong, is keeping her options open for a crack at the governorship in 2013 even as she still has another term of three years virtually unopposed as congresswoman of the first district.

Moreover, political analysts say that Governor Roel Degamo’s most viable option is to slide down as vice-governor of Limkaichong in 2013, if the goal is to win, rather than just the mere act

of running. The LP official bet for governor will most likely be pitted against Margarito “Gary” Teves, former finance minister and 3rd District congressman and VG

Jun Arnaiz as his running mate. This can only happen if Degamo is willing to give up th is o nce- in -a-lif etime chance to win or lose, as elected Governor of Negros

a ya wa n City’s f irst c ounc ilor lef t the Dumaguete media hanging when he failed to categorically name the brains behind the two assassination attempts against him. Atty. Victoriano Alabastro simply gave hints during a press conference he requested, leaving the media practitioners who travelled 101 kilometers from Dumaguete wondering, to figure out and speculate as to who is the mastermind in the twin slay attempts. Alabastro simply described the alleged mastermind to be “powerful, influential, rich, politician and businessman,” To page 20

Oriental. Degamo wants to prove that he too can capture the capitol turf by election and not just by succession. Some Mayors from the third district are reportedly urging

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ontroversial NBI Special Agent and Investigator who heads Task Force Kasaligan Miguel Dungog has tendered his irrevocable resignation amid issues of conflict of interest, allegedly attributed to him. But another source claims Dungog resigned as he is more concerned with his mother’s well-being rather than proving his detractors wrong. Apparently, her mother respects the decision of his is not comfortable of his town mate. Both Dungog and son’s high profile on anti- Degamo hail from Siaton. crime activities. She finally It was reported that some won his son’s assent to re- politicians and big time illegal sign from his post. Gover- gambling operators lobbied nor Roel Degamo admitted hard to remove Dungog from that Dungog, regardless of Dumaguete. He was reportthe issues hounding him, is edly transferred a doer and an asset of the agency but added that he To page 20

The RUSH Mini tornado hits Mag-abo B F B Zipline mini tornado actually a water spout swept Y

The ZIPLINE mania is catching fire. Photo on left is even doing night zips at Tierra Alta of Phil South in Palinpinon, Valencia; soon there will be another one in Amlan mountains, this time, the carrousel type.




away mostly the rooftops of four shoreline houses in Brgy. Mag-abo, Amlan, early Thursday evening. Nobody was injured even as two missing fishermen returned safely by nightfall amidst heavy downpour.

MEANWHI LE, th e commanding officer of the 2nd scout ranger company was killed while ten of his comrades were injur ed when their KM450 truck met a road accident in Brgy. Baye, Jimalalud, Wednes-

day dawn. They were all coming from combat operations in Sta. Catalina. Killed was Capt Harold Yee, commanding officer; injured and brought to Silliman Medical Center were To page 20




July 24, 2011

33 convictions but 38 acquittals critical reporting on illegal drugs in 6 months here




lapped with a fine of P500,000 each, some 33 drug convicts here were ordered sent to the national penitentiary in Bilibid, Muntinlupa City in Luzon, mostly for life imprisonment for violations of the anti drug trafficking laws.

However, 38 other drug cases were also dismissed and faced acquittals because of lack of evidence from the prosecution who were not able to prove their cases beyond reasonable doubt. Dumaguete’s Regional Tr ial Co ur t, Br an ch 30, which has been designated by the Supreme Court as a special court to exclusively try and hear cases involving vio-

lation of R.A. 9165, has convicted 33 drug dealers in Du magu ete City, 10 o f whom were given life imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of P500,000, for the 1st semester of the year 2011. The special court presided by Jud ge Raf ael Crescencio C. Tan, Jr. has also acquitted 30 accused for v ar io us d ru g- related

offenses based on reasonable doubt and has further dismissed 8 drug cases for insufficiency of evidence when the court granted the demurrer to evidence filed by the accused in these cases. Twenty-one (21) of the accused convicted were sentenced to suffer imprisonment ranging from 12 years and 1 day to 14 To page 15

Drugs court slaps Life to two pushers Two more illegal drug pushers were meted life imprisonments in judgments promulgated last July 22, 2011 at the Special Court for Drug Cases, RTC Branch 30. Sentenced by the drugs co ur t Pr esid in g Ju dge Cresencio Tan, Jr. to suffer life imprisonment for the illegal sale of 0.01 gram and 0.09 gram of shabu in To page 16

TOP OF THE WEEK B DD R Capitol: Cities must Degamo insists: he accept Guihulngan can veto resolutions Y


he League of Cities were asked to put to rest the issue of opposing Guihulngan’s cityhood after the Supreme Court ruled with finality on the matter declaring the law creating it as a city valid and constitutional. Gov. Roel Degamo said that he understands the concern of the existing cities, particularly of the five older cities in Negos Oriental, who are expecting their IRA shares to be reduced further with the Guihulngan cityhood with 15 other cities. “We can work as a team to find a way to compensate the losses,” Degamo stressed. Guihulngan Mayor Ernesto Reyes admitted that Turn to page 16


ov. Roel Degamo has disputed the contention of critics that he cannot veto a resolution much more a “dead resolution” after his request for a P4.5M to evaluate the durability of old government buildings, was defeated in the provincial legislature.


He cited Sec. 55 of the Local Government Code of 1991 which provides that “(a) The local chief executive may veto any ordinance of the san ggun ian panlalawigan, sangguniang panlungsod, or sanggunian bayan on the ground that it


Dumaguete paid P1.2 million could be the worst financial nightmare a city to tgovernment the OICLGUtreasurer of paying Cebuthe could experience: salary of a chief of office, a city treasurer, for


P1.2 millioin in three years, while working in another city. An unprecedented act of social kindness. - o0o -

This is the case of our friend, lady treasurer Ofelia Oliva, who is still officially Dumaguete’s city treasurer, but assigned as OIC city treasurer in Cebu because of her pending appealed case before the Sandiganbayan. Remember the infamous 2008 overpriced weighing scales at the central market when Oliva was still treasurer here? Yes. That is still pending until today. - o0o The late Mayor Perdices wanted Oliva reassigned so to keep her off from the city coffers. And the city taxpayers of Dumaguete are still paying her salary for the last three years @P35,000 basic a month or P1.26 million for the last three years. Her assistant, Kristina “KC” Merced, who is paid around P30,000 a month is functioning as a full time city treasurer of Dumaguete, affixing her signatures in all pertinent financial documents of the city government. - o0o Apparently, it is not Oliva’s nor the city government’s


is ultra vires or prejudicial to the public welfare, stating his reasons therefore in writing; (b) The local chief executive, except the p un on g barangay, shall have the power to veto any particular item or items of an Turn to page 17

Sagar unfazed by NegOr officials to cities IRA cuts hear PNoy’s SONA


espite the P 12 million drop in IRA shares omorrow’s State of the Nation Address of due to poor collections by the national govIt is unfair to call his first SONA State of the Nation President Benigno Aquino III will be aternment, Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria Address as “State of NO Achievement” Address, because tended by the political divide of Negros Orivowed to replenish the same by his enin fact, one of the greatest achievements is that GRAFT ental as several mayors and board members hanced basic social services programs to the and CORRUPTION is now seriously being INVESTIGATED. will be joining two different entourages. residents of this capital city. He also cited With the usual slow grind of justice, the big QUESTION Mayors and Board Members of the Liberal Party that Dumaguete city is now a booming city, as eviis: when will the first conviction of a great big fish octheir patronGovernor Roel Degamo, cur? denced by a string of construction works by the will be joining ess 1s t Distr ict even if partyless, is attending fault. There is a rule “kono,” and accordingly, at the private sector. As a businessman before he became mayor, he forecasts a forthcoming economic boom for Dumaguete. He confirmed that SM Mall migh t op en initially a hypermart to test the market for expansion here. The mayor said that the


P16 million locally generated revenues will more than compensate the IRA loss. IRA are taxes collected by the national government which are returned to the local Turn to page 17

Congresswoman Jocelyn “Josy” Limkaichong while their counterparts belonging to the Lakas-Kampi-CMD and Nationalist People’s Coalition are attending at the behest o f Co ngressmen Pryde Henry Teves (3rd District) and George Arnaiz (2nd District).

as the “governor of the province and upon the invitation of President Aquino no less.” The mayors and Board members of NPC-Lakas, who belong to the so-called

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Labor strike looms at waterfront anew BY JUANCHO R ODRIG UEZ here’s another labor strike by stevedores brewing at the city waterfront unless nipped in the bud through successful mediation between labor and management.


The National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) in Region 7 is exhausting all efforts to prevent a recurrence of the bloody strike in 2007 and 2008 at the port of Dumaguete more than 3 years ago, following the  filing of a notice to strike by an employees’ union which is affiliated with the Associated Labor UnionTrade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP)

against the arrastre group Prudential Customs Brokerage Services Inc (PCBSI). The employees union headed by Libby Tumbiga and vice-president Sopriano Sabanal said they have decided to file a notice of strike last   Friday  in  Cebu  after more than a month of waiting for the reply of PCBSI regarding their request for a renegotiation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement

(CBA).   The failure was considered by them as the management’s refusal to talk. Sabanal said that it is clearly stated in the CBA that a renegotiation on the economic provisions shall be discussed at the end of the 3-year period which was on May 31 this year, but management seemed not to honor the same so they filed a notice to strike. These economic provisions include adjustments in

the number of days of their sick leaves, vacation leaves, emergency leaves, loan benefits, protective gear benefits, among others. In an interview, Edgardo Tidalgo, local

Dept. of Finance, Oliva’s head office in Manila, that if one has a pending case like in the Sandiganbayan (graft court), his or her item has to stay put until the case is resolved with finality. So that is the Oliva case. Was there a preventive suspension? Atty. Lagahit, the city legal officer, should know that. But isn’t it that all graft cases have to be resolved in ninety days, per the Davide rule? It’s been over three years now, and the case is still pending appeal. A lot of people have retired. -o0oYet for the last three years, two Dumaguete city mayors, Perdices and now Sagarbarria, have been writing the Dept. of Finance to release the item of Oliva so we can move on, have our own full time city treasurer, but to no avail, said Atty. Bimbo Lagahit, city legal officer, who has been exasperately drafting and sending those letters. Some files are now misplaced. -o0oNot even ex-Finance Minister Gary Teves was able to release Oliva. Not even Bureau of Local Government Finance executive director Atty. Purificacion “Pitsing” Montesa (who is a native of Bais City) was able to detach To page 19

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July 24, 2011


Fratmen and barbarians



PNoy’s SONAta tomorrow


resident PNoy Aquino is expected to deliver or read a well-crafted State of the Nation Address (SONA) tomorrow, Monday, July 25. It is his second and without so much expectation, both from him and from the people, because everybody knows that PNoy has not really accomplished much during his first year in office. He has only one more SONA to deliver. This even as he will possibly be reading a scripted version which are mostly play of words and figures by his script writers who will paint his presidency a good and a presentable picture like any other president would do. But all of us know that PNoy’s performance is yet much to be desired. In fairness, he has just been sitting there for just over a year listening and following the directions of his advisers. But even then, his ratings have started to go down. He is young, 52, inexperienced and unprepared for the presidency, but with a big heart for change as any middle age executive would do. While it is good for him to talk about his plans and visions for the country, what the people are fed up with is his constant potshots against his predecessor as if he can turn back the clock and undo the good and bad things that have happened under Pres. Arroyo. He could be doing this to smokescreen his inadequacies even as his

ratings are falling. Like in Ecclesiastes in the Holy Book, not only Filipinos, but most nations and its people, have poor memory. They can only remember the previous king, and are already forgetting the much worse administrations way back then, like nobody’s is talking about the Marcos plunder anymore, or the Estrada conviction, his pardon, and his aborted re-run for presidency. By the time PNoy will also be gone, his successor will only remember mostly the bad things that PNoy did, and forget about PNoy’s predecessor. But what the people remember clearly until now is the PROMISE of PNOY to fight and win the fight against corruption. Over a year has come and gone, and indeed, his government is fighting more the crooks of the past than going after the crooks of today, who under PNoy, are still very much active in the same but hopefully in a lesser degree on the plunder of the people’s money. Well, we have to start somewhere, and say that what PNoy is doing is something good. His going after the crooks of the past is admirable. What the people are waiting for with eagerness are CONVICTIONS, not dismissals or archived cases. Looking back further, we say, this pattern is the same as it was in the beginning. We hope it will not be “now…and ever shall be…”

here is a dual configuration of students in law school. One group consists of the fratmen. The other the barbarians. When I was in law school, I belonged to the latter group. The term barbarian historically refers to people who are uncivilized. But in law school, the term barbarian, I think, is used as a figure of speech. If you do not belong to a fraternity in law school, you are supposedly uncivilized, not literally, perhaps. Maybe, you are not “in.” I have nothing against fraternities in law school. Fraternities give flesh to the constitutional guarantee to form groups or associations, so long as it is for purposes not contrary to law. Most fraternities are formed with noble, and lawful objectives. But somehow, along the way, its “war freak” members deviate from the good missions of fraternities. Many times, fraternity fellows engage in violence. This is what I suspect happened in the last bar examinations at La Salle Taft. Needless to say, there should be no room for violence among people who study to become lawyers. Those who study law should be followers of the law, not violators of the law. It is as simple as that. When I was in law school, there were two rival fraternities, the Aquila Legis and the Utopia. I was invited to join by both groups. I could not get myself to join either fraternity because the members of the two warring factions were my good friends and classmates. If I joined one, the other group would automatically be an enemy. So, I played the diplomat. But a certified barbarian nonetheless.             Also, during my time at the Ateneo Law School, the fraternities kept a low profile. In fact, one group was “outlawed” at that time. The school was just recovering from the trauma brought about by the death of Lenny Villa. When I was freshman in law school, the To page 19

Let the guillotine fall where it must n the dark Arroyo years, it was an era of impunity.   Transparency International and the World Bank, among others, stated RP was Asia’s most corrupt. The United Nations and even the US State Department were appalled at the 2,000 unsolved extra-judicial killings in the Arroyo era. This was happening in the the media “overly critical” and tion clearly. A Chief Commissupposed “Pearl of the Orient “angry with the world” even for sioner of the Comelec Ben Abalos spends more time in Seas” and the citadel of Christi- speaking the truth. anity in the Far East. All we got Today, the straight path the golf course discussing a was insolent silence. and a reformist president are multi-billion ZTE-NBN deal “So what?” was the arro- in place. The onslaught with the Chinese and was acgant sneer of the GMA admin- against corruption and injus- cused of bribing then NEDA istration since virtually all in- tice has begun. Impeached by Director Romy Neri with P200 stitutions like the judiciary, the the new Lower House and see- million (sic). Hasn’t it occurred to you that Lower House, the military, the ing the senate wary of public police, and the LGUs were on opinion, entrenched ombuds- the reason a Comelec boss can GMA’s side. Even the lofty man Merci Gutierrez resigned. be so liberally calling the shots Catholic Church was divided – The “Arroyo” Supreme Court for mega deals (unrelated to polls) is but an apt reward for many bishops faltering into a says they are not so today. “Malacanang Diocese.” Now, the time of reckoning is being party to the shameless rigOnly the noisy senate and here and the term “ sacred ging of the 2004 and 2007 media were stoking the embers cows” now only  loiters  in  the of dissent. The senators were streets of India. To page 14 then called “grandstanders” and Now, we see the connec-


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July 24, 2011

Failed t-shirt swap


Is the Supreme Court anti-poor?

here are  whistleblowers and whistleblowers. “Governments must create an environment that encourages, instead of penalizing, citizens who denounce venality,” the Philippines and 134 other countries agreed at the 9th Durham conference.

What’s the nitty-gritty for this lofty principle? For a start, winnow  legitimate  whistleblowers from scumbags. Weeds that sprout with the grain choke it, the parable cautions. Remember the 1968 Jabidah Massacre’s sole survivor, Jibin Arula, 28?  He swam from Corregidor Island where  59 other Moro youths were slain in a secret camp. Arula exposed Ferdinand Marcos’ covert Sabah operation plan. After auditor Heidi Mendoza bared the Armed Forces conversion scam, she was shunned. President Benigno Aquino, therefore, named her com-

missioner. Banker Clarissa Ocampo got threats when she fingered “Jose Velarde,” in Joseph Estrada’s impeachment. As “RPS Bacolod”   cargomaster, Ensign Philip Pestano denounced loading of hot timber and drugs on navy vessels. He was murdered in September 1995, Senate Report 800 states. The UN Council on Human Rights denounced the whitewash.  A  decade after Durham, “the support that a legitimate whistleblower should be able to expect (remains) unclear,” concludes  the Asian Institute Turn to page 7



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A Journey Through Cancer



olor your world and fight cancer. Color is important if you want to be healthy. Choose the brightest and the darkest fruits and vegetables, and make them part of your daily doses.  They contain more antioxidants  that help prevent or fight cancer cells to develop. Always include red tomatoes in your daily diet which is rich in lycopene. Red fruits and vegetables have hesperidin, quercetin  among other nutrients, that may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. The red berries of different kinds are packed with nutrients that fight the free radicals we encounter everyday. fiber and vitamin C. Fresh fruits are best for those who want to strengthen their lungs. Avoiding tobacco and air pollution can also reduce lung cancer. Frederick Buchner of the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment says in the 2005 issue of Cancer Epedemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention that eating different kinds of fruits everyday may reduce the risk of cancer by 20 percent. Three hours of  sunshine Turn to page 7


ast installment, we discovered the Philippines is going broke. This beautiful country is losing over 564 billion dollars annually. If we do not cut foreign spending, spend more wisely or increase our foreign revenues, we could go bankrupt. The economy is traditionally broken down into four sectors:  Agriculture, Industry,  Manufac- laws here are not “friendly” to foreign investment. Allowing foreignturing, and Services. AGRICULTURE: The Phil- ers to own land would bring billions ippines is Asia’s largest ex- into the Philippines almost overporter of tobacco. The Philip- night. The senseless anti-foreigner pines also imports 76% of its paranoia here is blocking billions rice. Does this make sense to in foreign investment. What do you anyone? We earn a handful of think is the foreigner going to do-pesos exporting tobacco and put the land in his pocket and go then send a truck load of pe- back to England? Did you know it sos to Vietnam and other is against the law for me to be the countries for rice we could sole proprietor of a retail business? grow ourselves. Maybe the  I must have Pinoy partners; which government could have an in- eventually means Pinoy ownercentive program to get farm- ship. My business acumen and ers to get out of the dying to- venture capital is useless here. MANUFACTURING: Much bacco industry and grow the same as “Industry.” The crops we need here. INDUSTRY: The Philippines Manila oligarchy guards their is annually listed as the most cor- fiefdom jealously.  They do not rupt nation in Asia. If you were a foreign investor, would you risk your money in the most corrupt Turn to page 7 nation in Asia? Beyond that, the

Love blooms in the little things

Footsteps and Fingerprints


Day 5: Let’s do this again soon!

E don’t have to wait for some special, extraordinary events for love to bloom. Love can sprout and grow strong even in the ordinary, simple things of our day, filling us with all sorts of good things, because that is how we are meant to live our life here on earth. It can and ought to spring everywhere, and he is not even right now, where we are, present only in a passive way, but with what we are handling, be- rather in the most active way— cause more than the occasion prompting us as to what and how and the situation, love is a mat- to think, feel, behave or react. ter of the heart and the will, when Let us remember, that bethey want to correspond to God’s ing our Creator and our Father will and love at the present mo- full of love for us, God is the ment, however it may be. ultimate and constant source We have been created out of what is good and true for us. of love and for love. That’s be- We actually cannot be, cannot cause we have been created in live, cannot think and behave the image and likeness of God properly without him. who is love. Our life would be And God is in us and around meaningless, would be empty us. He is our beginning and end. if it does not have love. But we In everything, he is present and have to make sure that it is the is intervening in our life in ways real love, the love of God, and respectful of our nature and connot just any version of love. dition. We have to learn how The possibility of love breaking out in the ordinary things of our day is always there, since in the first place, God is present Turn to page 7


Philippine Economics II

Colorful foods fight cancer

Carotenoids that fight all kinds of cancers are present in red, yellow and orange-colored fruits and vegetables. Our country is abundant with mangos, carrots, papayas, pineapple and sweet potatoes. While cool-colored ones like blues and purples have flavonoids, lutein, revestatrol, vitamin C, among others. It can lower LDL cholesterol and also reduce cancer risks. Blueberries, also known to boost our memory, along with other dark-colored ones, are rich in

he latest rulings of the Supreme Court, particularly those touching on the coconut levy case and the Hacienda Luisita, cry to high heavens for rectification. It has certainly raised eyebrows among those following these cases and the gritting of teeth among the coconut farmers. Coconut farmers in Quezon Province have shaved their heads in protest after demonstrating in front of the Supreme Court in sheer frustration. Luisita farmers, on the other hand, after picketing the High Court in vain, have rallied the international community to their cause. Some of the bishops have also spoken in favor of the farmers. It is uncanny that in both cousin Danding Cojuangco in cases, the Cojuangco clan is in- Negros Occidental. It is also intervolved and that the aggrieved esting to note that in the purchase parties are lowly farmers. Is it a of the above assets (the Hacienda case of the rich versus the poor and the San Miguel shares), pubwith the High Court favoring the lic funds were used. former? It would seem so! It will In her dissenting opinion on be recalled that it was the late the San Miguel issue, Justice Cory Aquino exercising emer- Carpio Morales thought that the gency powers just after the EDSA dismissal by her colleagues of revolution that exempted Haci- the majority decision of the enda Luisita from land reform, charge of crony relationship which in the process, also ex- between Danding and Marcos empted the land holdings of her Turn to page 17

ur granddaughters and their friends were one in exclaiming “Let’s do this again!” as they ended their Negros discovery adventure on Day 5. Bea shares her memories of their last ‘adventure’ day. “How time flies when you ter, eyes closed, breathing in the are having a good time. We fresh air, feeling the stones woke up that day both excited move beneath us. Nothing was and sad – excited about the ac- as so refreshing as that moment tivities we planned for the day, in time when we were one with and sad because we would be the cool, clean water of the river. returning to Manila. We all knew “By the time we got back and that when we touched down in got dressed, we were ready for the Manila, we would be diving back next highlight of our trip-- the into the reality of city life. So we Sibulan fiesta. Going house to knew we had to make our last house tasting the different day count. specialties of each household was “Early that morning, we certainly a different experience for took a short walk from the our two city friends Karina and house where we were staying Sabrina. They were awed at the and found ourselves on the generous hospitality of the people banks of the magnificent Ocoy and of all the different kinds of food River, with its gushing waters crying out to be savored. Simply blanketing our feet. The next exquisite! We started with halangthing we knew we found our- halang (chicken curry made with selves lying down in the waTurn to page 7

JAMES “KOJAK” HUGHS U.S. Army, Cpt (ret)






July 24, 2011

Failed t-shirt ... (Mercado)

From page 6

of Management study, “Whistle Blowing in the Philippines.” That hasn’t deterred form er ARMM governor Zaldy Ampatuan, Jr.  and  fugitive Maguindanao elections  supervisor  Lintang Bedol. Both would swap Witness Protection Program T-shrts for “truth” about scams: .from Am patuans’ hand in the Maguindanao massacre, to the 2004 presidential elections rigging, the dagdag-bawas that handed a 12-0 vote for Palace senatorial candidates. That  2007 shutout  lacked credibility. Juan Miguel Zubiri racked up more votes in Maguindanao than in his home turf of  Bukidnon, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism noted. “Zubiri’s vote-percentage share in all 22 Maguindanao towns averages at 95 percent,” PCIJ’s Avigail Olarte  wrote, “In Zubiri’s hometown, Maramag, 84 percent of voters cast their ballots in his favor,” How come?   Edged out by a sliver of 18,372 votes for the 12th senatorial slot, Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel wants to know.  Other citizens welcome hard  data  to confirm a widely held perception:  votes are often rigged in  Maguindanao,  Lanao del Sur, Basilan  and Sulu. Former ARMM governor Zaldy Ampatuan also itches to “tell the truth, ” albeit t w o y ears lat e. He’d squeal   about  the role his father and brother played in the No-

vember 2009 massacre of 58 civilians. “I’m innocent,” he swears. As bonus, Zaldy would testify about  racketeering in public work funds — and back up good old  Bedol Lintang on rigging the 2004 polls. He’d ventilate instigation by Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, husband of the former president, to doctor results.  In a tearful TV interview, Zaldy wailed about sleepless nights and family pain. He’ll ask the courts, “Scrub the Ampatuan surname for  family.members.” “Deny thy father and refuse thy name,” Juliet tells Romeo in the 1596 play. “What’s in a name? A rose by another name would smell as sweet.” But where’s the beef? All Ampatuan or Bedol have done, so far, is to titillate interest. Both haven’t  produced  a  shred of evidence. Private counsel for Maguindanao massacre victims Harry Roque warns: “Zaldy is the most dangerous of the Ampatuans because he not only has a gun but also a brain.” Add to that lethal combination: money. The first of four special audits by  COA, for example,  found  that Zaldy’s  office misallocated  P2.55 billion. And that’s just between 2008 and 2009. Rules that payments must be made by check were ignored. One accountable officer held P99.8 million in cold cash. Cash advances  made up eight out of every ten pesos dis-

bursed by his office. And he burned  P29.2 million yearly  to maintain a Manila liaison office.  He dispensed with public bidding for projects involving P650.9 million. About  P1.3 million in travel expenses remain unliquidiated. Audit of current transactions amounting to P741M   were propped up  by  spurious receipts. The same rot infects the  Special Purpose Fund  (P153.4 million)   to   disbursements  out  of  the Trust Fund (P50.1M). “Non-implementation” is the COA jargon for ghost projects. Wait. There’s more. Sans fanfare, Solicitor General Jose Cadiz parried bids, by Amaptuans,  to pry  loose  an estimated  P1 billion stashed in 34  accounts. These are  in banks, pawnshops, insurance companies, to an  electric cooperative. On June 6, the court froze these interlocking accounts. On   behalf  of  the  Anti-Money Laundering Council, Cadiz and his team told Appeals Court: Motions to lift the June 6 freeze order have no legal basis. Those  trying to access locked up funds include: Rep. Bai Sandra Sinsuat Ampatuan Sema, Bai Monadja Ampatuan Abdullah, Soraida Biruar Ampatuan, the Maguindanao Electric Cooperative (Magelco), and  Dr. Tahir Sulaik. The widow of the late Mayor Datu Saudi Ampatuan, for example, served as ARM M social w elfare secretary. Records show that she has four bank accounts. “Withdrawals amounting to P9 million and deposits amounting to P11 million are deemed suspicious,” Cadiz said. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima was not born yesterday. “We’re willing to listen,” but to swap a WPP T-shirt for dubious information is out. Crooks would escape punishment. The cash that COA is trying to trace is a “a lot o’ scratch,” as Charlie the Horse would say in a Damon Runyon short story. That is why  this  WPP T-shirt swap won’t  fly.

Colorful ... (Muffet)

Tampi in San Jose & Bato in Cebu

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can help reduce breast cancer by 50 percent according to researchers from the University of Toronto. Exposure  of vitamin D to the sun can  greatly reduce the risk of breast cancer including lung cancer.  The Vitamin D sources are fatty fish, shrimps, milk and eggs. Sunshine  and  vitamin D are good combination to reduce the risk of  these diseases. Results revealed that breast cells convert vitamin D to a hormone that has anti-cancer agents. Those who have breast cancer like me should eat more cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and cabbage. Avocados are rich in glutathione that attacks free radicals in the body. Carrots, figs, flax, garlic, red grapes, grapefruits, m ushrooms, nuts, oranges and lemons, raspberries, rosemary, seaweeds and other sea vegetables, teas like green and black, cassava, and tumeric or ginger are anti-cancer foods. Philippines is composed of 7,107 islands packed with colorful fruits and vegetables combined with long sunny days. We can soak in the sunlight while tending our homegrown cancerfighting plants. We also have a wide array of radiant colors from markets, malls or “tabo” where fresh produce are brought from the farms and sold by the farmers at low prices. If you love the sun, the sea, and the freshness of foods, Philippines is the answer.



ou own your time. You have the option of doing it part time or full time. Your earnings are limitless. Sounds good? You can grow a career at Camella that offers all three benefits and the best part is – you have mentors who help you every step of the way. The Camella sales team welcomes people from different walks of life - single mothers, retired teachers, retired military men, church pastors, housewives, businessmen, young professionals. You could join Camella even if you want to retain your current business or profession. Practically anybody can join; but what are the two most important requirements? Passion and Dedication. Just visit Camella’s sales office at the ground floor of Plaza Doña Milagros, along Gov. Perdices Street and express your interest in joining. From there, Camella team members will help you get acquainted. Becoming part of the Camella sales team opens up unlimited opportunities for self-improvement and career growth. Camella provides continuous training including a threeday training tackling three key areas, namely, creative selling, the basics of marketing and network management. Trainings are handled by experts who are on top of their field who can provide real-life tips and techniques. Camella Dumaguete also provides additional support and added inventories this year. This will give its sales team better opportunities to serve their clientele and help find their ideal home. The main thing is you are re-

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gata), binakhaw (local version of kinilaw), humba (Visayan adobo, yuuummm…!), and crispy lechon, and ended with suman, fruits straight from the backyard trees, plus all sorts of refreshments and other native delicacies in between the start and the ending. Needless to say, we were all more than satisfied – read that “pleasantly and deliciously stuffed!!!” “But all good things do come to an end. Even before we reached the airport, our city friends Karina and Sabrina were already suffering from separation anxiety. We all felt sad to be leaving this haven of God’s magnificent creation, but we all felt blessed to have been given the opportunity to explore and take in all of the sites, sounds, and glorious food. As we entered the cabin of the airplane, we bid farewell to Negros and to Dumaguete, but we all vowed, “Let’s do this again soon!” “There are just so many wonderful and awesome sights to see, places to go, and things to do in Dumaguete and the province. We found it impossible to fit them all in our five-day discovery adventure. But, God-willing, there will be a next time … and a next time … and a time after that, too.”

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want new players in the game. They fail to appreciate the basic economic principle: “The rising tide lifts all the boats.” SERVICE: As I wrote in my March 6th column “THE ANSWER” ?p=12956, First District Represen tati ve J ocel yn “ Josi e” Limkaichong was absolutely correct when she suggested to Governor Degamo and other community leaders that a comprehensive tourism expansion plan is the best way to economic solvency for both the province, and possibly, the nation. The beauty of this solution is we not only enhance and protect our province and its wonders, but when the tourist goes home, he leaves his money. Every journey starts with a single step. Changing Negros Oriental will not by itself change the Philippines, but it could be the first step. We could lead by example.

minded to think of your career as a form of service. Your professional skills will be important in assisting families find and own their dream homes. Camella as a brand is likewise easy to sell. As a subsidiary of Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc., the country’s largest homebuilder, Camella has built more than 200,000 homes through 87 projects, maintaining a strong presence in Mega Manila and 20 other key provincial destinations and 44 cities and municipalities, while aggressively expanding to other regions. And what’s the icing on the cake? Once you learn the ropes and do better, you receive several awards and incentives. Camella holds awards and gatherings many times in a year and gives recognition for their excellent sales performances. Joining the Camella sales team totally fulfilling; Camella gives the best incentives, releases commissions the fastest, has the best marketing support and has the easiest document facilitation. It’s an absolute win-win situation. Call Camella Dumaguete at landline no. (035) 421-0911 or send your e-mail to vismin@c ame lla, or log on to

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to discern him, and to engage him in a relationship of love. This is the challenge and the duty we have in life. We have to be wary of our tendency to depend solely on our own estimation of what is good and true for us. We are notorious for relying mainly on our ideas and feelings, and ignoring our faith, which is what connects us with God. With that precarious situation, we often would find ourselves in states of doubt, fear, anger and irritability, confusion and perplexity. Mysteries, sufferings and other negative events in our life simply cannot be understood by us without faith. From there, we would become vulnerable to laziness, sadness, or a sense of rebellion, pride and vanity, lust and gluttony, and all other anomalies. We have to live by faith which is maintained and strengthened by the practice of love—love for God and love for others. This is the formula that is supposed to work for us. That is why we need to see to it that we are always in love with the proper kind of love. That’s because we also tend to distort this most important principle of our life. Instead of loving God and others, we easily

fall for loving our own selves— our comfort, our lust, our money, power, etc. And we think that love is so special that it has to be reserved for a special moment and with a special person. But that is just not so. Christ himself told us to love everyone, including enemies, and those who appear unlovable to us—the poor, the helpless, the weak, etc. This is the kind of love that is meant for us. We should fight against any tendency to distort it, and thus, we need to be vigilant always and quick to dispel the impulse to convert love to selfishness. And the arena for this would be the daily duties we have, the little things we meet everyday that comprise most of our life. In fact, this is the real test of love—when it continues to vibrate moment to moment regardless of what we are doing and what we are dealing in. This is what we have to live, teach and transmit to others. We nee d to str uggl e va lian tly against a strong, almost invincible world ethos that removes love from its usual and proper context of the little things of everyday. To many of the young students I meet in school, I usually tell them that they don’t have to wait for a pretty girl to fall in love. They have to fall in love in the continuing flow of little duties of the day. Failing in that, they will fail in the other aspects of love.

Sta. Rosa St. Dumaguete City

Sabut-Sabut Lang !!!

CEBU BANTAY PANGLAWAS Gidumala ni Uncle Mar Lopez Schedule:

YMCA August 10 to 14, 2011 Piapi, Dumaguete City



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VICTORY OVER IMPURE THOUGHTS We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. – II CORINTHIANS 10:5



ow terrible it will be for you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites!You are like whitewashed tombs—beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity. You try to look like upright people outwardly, but inside your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness.” – Matthew 23:27-28

Jesus condemned the Pharisees and religious leaders for outwardly appearing upright and holy but inwardly remaining full of corruption and greed. Living our Christianity merely

as a show for others is like washing only the outside of a cup. When we are clean on the inside, our cleanliness on the outside won’t be a sham.

robably, no other problem afflicts so many men as the problem of unclean thoughts in the minds of those who have come to Christ. In the cesspool of their vain imaginings, the enemy torments and oppresses the adopted sons of God with frustration over the seeming evidence that God does not have the power to cleanse their thought life and provide them with true freedom. The more mature they become in their walk of discipleship, the more acute and frustrating this problem becomes. Men of Christ want to be free, but seem to be unable to gain victory for more than a few hours or days at a time. The problem is more widespread now than ever before because of the spreading filth of our society and the dramatic spread of sexual corruption throughout the families of America. It is an awful stench that has fouled our lives for too long, now erupting in our society in the most heinous of crimes against women and children…

We have seen too many pictures, too many films, too much TV and been involved in too much immorality and filthiness, so simply close down the pictures of our minds. There are huge cares of residence established in our minds in which the enemy was once entertained; he secured legitimate access. Now it seems impossible to close the doors to him. Demonic spirits leap across magazine pages, city streets, restaurants, and everyday work places to pursue the stimulation of old and evil thought habits. They seem to be everywhere. How does one resist them? Is there any hope of gaining permanent victory over them?

Warning: Ang RH Bill HISTORICAL NOTES TODAY’S makapatay Creation of missions GOSPEL

ng Reproductive Health Bill-House Bill No. 4244- ug ang bisan unsang bersyon niini magdala og kamatayon sa daghang mga bata sa tago-angkan sa mga inahan, mopatay sa mga kababayenhan ug magdala og kadaut sa FR. GAMMY TULABING JCD, VG kalikopan. Basaha ug sabta pag-ayo ang gisulat dinhi sa papelita alang sa atong kasayoran ug alang sa kaayohan sa inyong pamilya ug sa nasod nga atong gimahal. 1. Ang paggamit sa mga kontra-pagmabdos (contraceptives), sigun sa pagtuon sa mga eksperto, maghatod ug magdala niining mga mosunod: a) Pagpatay - Ang mga pildoras (pills) ug ang IUD moresulta sa pagpugong aron nga ang “fertilized ovum” nga usa na ka kinabuhi sa tawo dili makatanom sa matres sa inahan ug kini makuha ug mamatay. ABORSYON KINI (American Medical Association, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology) b) Dakong peligro sa panglawas sa mga kababayenhan—Ang mga pildoras mamahimong sinugdan sa mga sakit sa kanser parehas sa gidala nga peligro sa sigarilyo ug asbestos (International Agency for Research on Cancer). Ang mga pildoras pwede usab nga mamahimong hinungdan sa sakit ug sa atake sa kasing-kasing (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and MetabolismThe Endocrine Society). c) Dakong peligro ug kadaot sa panglawas ug pangutok sa batang gipanganak- Ang mga pildoras magdala og mga kadaot sa lawas ug pangutok sa mga batang mahimugso. d) Pagkaguba sa Pamilya – Sa lahutay, moabot ang panahon nga ang katap nga paggamit sa mga kontra- pagmabdos (contraceptives) magpakunhod sa respeto sa sakramento sa kaminyoon. Mas modaghan usab unya ang “extramarital sex” ug ang “pre-marital sex.” Mas modaghan usab unya ang mga batang matawo nga wala’y mga papa ug modaghan usab unya Turn to page 9



t’s time for the Augustinian Recollects to explain their mission plan in Negros Island. To hear their side will help us to have the whole truth to come out. Todo eso, Excmo. Sr. que tan poca honra da a la Religión y a España, es preciso que desaparezca cuanto antes, y en ello no debe estar menos OMAN C. interesada la autoridad civil que REV. FR.SRAGUN , J R. la eclesiástica porque si a la Iglesia Católica le importa que se aumente la grey de Jesucristo con la reducción de los infieles, a la nación debe también importarle no poco el que se aumenten los súbditos, adelante la producción y la requeza, resorte no pequeño para que pueda con desahogo atender a sus múltiples necesidades; y para obtener este resultado tan deseado, en las actuales circunstancias no se encuentra medio más a propósito que la creación de misiones. Your Excellency, (Gov. Gen Ramón Blanco), all this that bestows little honor as well to the (Catholic) Religion and Spain, is precisely to vanish us in the past, and in it, the civil as the ecclesiastical authority ought not to be less concerned inasmuch as if it matters to the Catholic Church that the flock of Jesus Christ grows with the reducción of the infidels, this thing of no little value also ought to matter to the nation by means of which its subjects are to increase, enhancing production and wealth, a no small means that with ease can meet their various needs; and in order to achieve the desired result, under the present circumstances, one does not find a more fitting way than the creation of the mission areas. La Religión es la primera que debe y la única que puede obtener esa transformación porque allí es necesario comenzar por el convencimiento, darles una instrucción cristiana, oponer prácticas a prácticas, de otra manera si la Religión no va por delante, pocos progresos tiene que esperar el Gobierno en esos lugares, pues como muy bien dice el insigne Balmes, “no es la politica la que ha de salvar a la Religión, la Religión es quien ha de Turn to page 9

Matthew 13:44-52 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy, went and sold all he had and bought that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.  When  he  found  one  of  great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. “Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down

Yes, there is, in Christ Jesus. But we must first learn to stay with our Lord and Shepherd. Having hearts of sheep, we tend constantly to go astray, wandering off on our own. Each victory tends to take us away from the Source of our victory. It is the incorrect and powerful thought habit of the “old man” that tells us we experience freedom when we are independent. This is not true at all. We find our freedom by becoming bondslaves to Jesus Christ. It is when our thoughts become captive to Christ that we bring down the strongholds and (destroy) speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God… into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.  When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away.  This is how it will be at the end of age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous 50 and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. “Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked. “Yes,” they replied. He said to them, “Therefore, every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

Sunday Thoughts THE PARABLE OF THE TALENTS Matthew 25:14-30 The parable of the talents is one of the best known parables of Jesus. If a parable is an earthly story with a spiritual meaning for human life, this story has to do with a high sense of accountability or answerability. The story is really very simple. A certain manager who invests money for profit DR. PROCESO UDARBE calls his three servants for a briefing. He tells them he’s going on an extended trip. He leaves with each of them some talents or money for them to invest in his absence; one receives five talents or P50,000.00; a second receives two talents, P20,000.00; and a third receives one talent or P10,000.00. In the course of time, the manager returns from his trip. He calls his servants for an accounting. The one who had P50,000.00 happily reports that he had doubled his P50,000.00; the two talent man had also doubled his P20,000.00. But the one who was given one talent or P10,000.00 comes forward making excuses. He blames his master for trying to make a profit from no effort at all on his (the master’s) part. He says that he buried his talent in the ground. So he has absolutely nothing to show for what he was given. T.S. Eliot’s comment about this

unprofitable servant is that “he is obsessed by the thought of his own insignificance.” The words of the master to the foolish servant are harsh. You wicked and lazy servant. You should have deposited your money in the banks, so that when I have returned, I would receive it back with interest. Take the money from this stupid servant and give it to him who had doubled his five talents. For everyone who has will be given more and he will have in abundance. And whoever has nothing to show for what he has been given, even what he has, shall be taken away from him. And throw that wicked servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. This story, my friends, has bearing on our high or low sense of accountability. The parable, first of all, nails down truth that we are made for responsibility. It is now how much we have been given that counts; it is what we do with what we have been given. What happens to the one-talent man in the parable is that his sin eventually finds him out; he has done nothing with his talent, for he has buried it in the ground. (To be continued)


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ang mga inahang wala’y mga bana. Modaghan usab unya ang mga kaso sa aborsyon. (Quarterly Journal of Economics- The MIT Press). e) Pagdaghan sa mga kaso sa AIDS- Sigun sa pinakalig-on nga ebidensya nga gihimo sa mg a “i nter nati onal ” n ga pagtuon, mas midaghan ang mga kaso sa AIDS tungod sa katap nga paggamit sa condom. (Edward C. Green, Harvard Director for AIDS prevention). Rason: Ang AIDS virus mas gamay pa kaayo kaysa mga lungag sa latex nga gigamit sa paggama sa condom, mao nga dako kaayo ang kamatuoran nga ang AIDS virus luag kaayo nga makalusot sa condom, ug matakdan lang gihapon sa tawong may HIV/ AIDS ang iyang partner. 2. Ang dakong populasyon dili mao ang hinungdan sa kawadon: a) Wala’y koneksyon ang pagtubo sa populasyon sa pagase nso ug p agla mbo sa ekonomiya sa nasod (Simon Kuznets, Nobel Prize Winner and author of Population, Capital and Growth). b) Ang pag-asenso ug ang paglambo sa usa ka nasod anaa sa igsaktong pagdumala sa gob yern o, e duka syon sa katawhan, malamboon nga ekonomiya, makataronganon ug tawhanong pagbahin-bahin sa mga kabtangan (equal distribution of wealth) ug sa maayong pamuhunan. (The Growth Commission, 2008, World Bank Publication). c) Ang kawad-on bunga sa “graft and corruption,” pagkadalo sa ubang tawo, p agka-wal a sa hustisya, kakulang sa edukasyon, ug kakulang sa oportunidad sa trabaho. d) Sobra sa P300 bilyon nga loan money napunta lamang sa mga bulsa sa mga corrupt nga mga politiko ug mga corrupt nga mg a ka wani sa gob yern o. (World Bank). e) Wal a’y pagt ubo sa populasyon sa Pilipinas kung dili pagdagsang lamang sa daghang mga tawo sa pipila ka lugar parehas sa Manila. (National Statistical Coordination Board). f) Ang mga nasod parehas sa China, Singapore, Hongkong ug daghan pang mga nasod sa Uropa nag-atubang karon sa dakong problema (mas daghang mga tigulang kaysa mga batanon ug sa mga bata) tungod sa artipisyal nga pagpugong sa natural nga pagdaghan sa ilang mga populasyon (United Nations). 3. M ga t inu od n ga hinungdan sa pagpakatap sa mga artipisyal nga paagi sa pagpugong sa pagtubo sa populasyon. a) Niadtong 1974, nagluwat ang gobyerno sa America ug usa ka detalyadong estrahiya aron idu so a ng p agpu gong sa pagtubo sa populasyon sa mga pobreng nasod aron nga sila an g ma gdumala ug makapahimulos sa mga bahandi niining mga nasura (US National Security Study Memorandum

200 o Kissinger Report). b) Dakong kantidad sa salapi ang kitaon sa pagpamaligya sa mga pang-abort sa mga batang naa sa tago-angkan sa mga kababayenhan, mao nga bilyonbilyong dolyar usab ang gigahin sa mga kapitalista sa Amerika ug sa Uropa aron makab-ot nila ang ilang mga “selfish” ug “personal interest” aron mapakatap ang paggamit sa condom s ug uban pang m ga kontraceptiba. c) Ang mga nag-propone ug nagsuporta sa pagpakatap sa mga kontra-pagmabdos nakadawat og daghan ug dagko kaayong kantidad sa kwarta (lobby money) gikan sa mga kapitalista nga wala’y pagtagad sa kaayohan ug sa katungod sa mga lumulopyo sa nasod. IMBIS NGA MAG-GAHIN OG DAGK ONG KAN TIDAD ARON PUGNGAN ANG PAGTUBO SA POPULASYON, NGANONG DILI NA LANG HIMOON SA ATONG GO BYER NO A NG M AS MAAYONG BUHATON SAMA SA MGA MOSUNOD:

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salvar a la politica; el porvenir de la Religión no depende del Gobierno, el porvenir del Gobierno depende de la Religión; la sociedad no ha de regenerar a la Religión, la Religión es quien debe regenerar a la sociedad.” Religion is the primary (principle) that binds and the thing unique which can obtain that transformation, since thither it is necessary to commence with conviction, giving them a Christian education, (Christian) practices colliding with (wild) practices, if on the other hand Religion is not anterior, the Government in those places has but to hope for few developments, as the eminent (philosopher, Jaime) Balmes says it very well: “it is not for politics that has to save religion, Religion is the one thing which has to save politics; the future of Religion does not depend on Government, the future of Government depends on Religion; society does not have to regenerate religion, Religion is that which ought to regenerate society”. (More next week)



July 24, 2011

Arnaiz backs ...

the CIVIC circle From page 16


Lawas to go if PNP Suertres continues? Lawas is under instruction to produce results and cripple the suertress mania thru the antigambling drive. This file photo recalls the specific instructions to him by DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo who visited Dumaguete this year.

egros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director Sr. Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas will not be ordered relieved by higher authorities of the Philippine National Police if he can effectively cripple the illegal gambling mania in Negros Oriental by August. Governor Roel Degamo said that he will not stand in the way although he admits he enjoys a healthy relationship with Lawas.


Recently, Lawas was given direct orders by Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse

Robredo to wipe out all forms of illegal gambling in the province. Governor To page 11

Scout Rangers lose officer in mishap


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


One Rescue

hursday this week saw a conglomeration of the pillars of the community in Dumaguete. Businessmen, doctors, religious leaders, the academe and politicians came together for a very auspicious


The blessing and formal launching of the new office of the Ori ental Negros Emergency Rescue Foundation, Inc. (ONE Rescue) was held at the first floor of the Diocesan Pastoral Center in the Cathedral grounds by Most Rev. Bishop John Du. The Diocese has graciously given an office space to this non-government organization whose mission is emergency medical respo nse to medical and rescue crisis. The base station for ONE RescueEMS was initially located in a space generously made available by Foundation University. In his message, Bishop John Du mentioned that it is each Christian’s obligation to care for those in need, citing the Samaritan who helped a stranger. Gov. Roel Degamo praised the group for taking the initiative in emergency rescue and pledged government support to their program. City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria and Vice-Mayor Alan Cordova also praised the group and offered their support. Dr. Kenneth Coo and Dr. Rosalind Yu made presentations of the mission,

ONE Rescue board member Arthur Chua and guest Jamie looked over the well-equipped ONE Rescue Ambulance during the launching program. Kenneth T. Coo, Dr. Felix A. Sy, Mr. Ro t T. Cang, Mr. Edward Uy, Mr. Conrad Yulo and Silliman University President Dr. Ben S. Malayang III. Dr. Kenneth T. Coo is the Director of Operations and Dr. Rosalinda F. Yu is coordinator for training. They have one fully equipped ambulance to transport patients and have qualified emergency technicians to administer first treatment.  The group have received donations of medical supplies and equipments from friends and supporters.

three sets of volunteers already trained as emergency medical technicians who underwent lectures and rescue courses through classroom training held in a space provided by Lee Plaza and drills in different appropriate venues. Several doctors shared their time and expertise through lectures. Local firemen and rescue experts helped with the rescue courses. Doctors  and medical  technicians have attended trainers training including CPR conducted by the Philippine Heart Association. Several of the

cout Rangers are again in mourning after losing anew its commanding officer two months after his predecessor was killed in action in Sta. Catalina. Capt. Harold Yee died of his injuries, early Thursday, after he was pinned when the military vehicle he was riding turned turtle along the highway in Barangay Baye, Jimalalud.

Four rangers namely PFCs Erwin Dema-ala, Jay Arabening, John Ordon and Sgt. Genaro Peticaro were rushed

to the Silliman University Medical Center as they sustained serious injuries. To page 16

TF Sagar files raps vs. violent vendor

City Administrator William Ablong defended the members of Task Force Sagarr and pleaded for the people’s understanding that while they recognize the need of some earn a living, they have a job to ensure that peace and order reigns in the city.

Bishop John Du joins the Emergency Medical Technicians and officers and guests of the ONE Rescue group . vision and progress of the program for the guests. The last year had brought in a lot of disasters all over the world, and people realized the need for disaster preparedness. As early as 2001, the local businessmen and doctors have met to form what is now known as the Oriental Negros Emergency Rescue Foundation, Inc. (ONE Rescue) and was registered with the SEC in 2008 with the following incorporations: Att y. Jose Riodi l D. Mo ntebon, Fr. Enri que N. Balongag, Mr. Arthur Chua, Mrs. Danah V. Fort unat o, Mr.William Jacobson, Mr. Victor Vicente G. Sinco, Dr.

The late Mr. Willi am “Bi ll” Jaco bson, a reti red American firefight er and paramedic, helped in the programs for the training of Emergency Medi cal Technici ans (EMTs). The ONE Rescue is envisioned to provide free emergency medical services (EMS) for patients and trauma victims on the way for full treatment at the hospital; to train EMT volunteers, and to offer community education on disaster preparedness.   It  is a  package of emergency medical services and rescue during emergency situations. To date, the group has


woman vendor, who was accosted by elements of Task Force Sagar for obstructing traffic, is facing charges for allegedly assaulting the driver of the team. The suspect, identified only as Providencia, allegedly punched the Task Force’s driver Cliff Louie Villegas and poured boiling oil on his legs.

Nevertheless, the authorities seized her goods and bicycle. She retaliated by denouncing Task Force Sagar at a local radio station and demanded that her bicycle be returned. Ablong maintained that her

property cannot be returned yet being part of the evidences to be presented during the hearing to prove that she was cooking and selling food stuff along the street and resorted to physical violence when accosted by the authorities.

Guests and members of the ONE Rescue group with Mayor Laurence Limkaichong.

EMT graduates also undertook this course and were certified as ACLS providers. Last year, ONE Rescue-EMS, together with the City Disaster Coordinating Council developed and organized a 3-day seminar on first aid, BLS, and disaster awareness and preparedness for barangay tanods and other barangay officials of the city. John Jerry Anoos, a graduate of the first batch, underwent an intensive 2-week training for Medical First Responders with the DOH. Three volunteers, together with Dr. Coo and Dr. Yu, attended the annual convention of the Emergency Physicians of the Philippines to obtain updates in emergency care and on the status of prehospital care in the country. Dumaguete has started the first major step for emergency preparedness response; the efforts of the private sector and the support of the public sector wil l ho pefu lly see the fulfillment of the vision of the charter members to have a qu ick response emergency medical and rescue service available here in our city and province.

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LIMKAI eyes 2013 as gov...(From page 1)


The Essence of Rest “On the seventh day, GOD ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day.” – Genesis II: 2

I MAYORS JUMP-SHIP TO LP: Budget Secretary Florencio Abad (center) administers the oath to newly-minted Liberal Party Mayors (from right) Lenin Alviola of Bacong, Kit Marc Adanza of Zamboanguita (formerly of NPC), Santiago Sameon of Tayasan, former Board Member Butch Adanza and Sta. Catalina Mayor Leon Lopez. Looking on are CDC President Ipe Remollo and Rep. Josy Limkaichong to whom Remollo has turned over the LP party provincial leadership.

Degamo to run as vice-governor and support Limkaichong’s possible bid for the top Capitol post. How ever, Degamo, his allies claim, is firm of getting himself elected as Governor for at least one term to prove his worth. “He has been working hard and wants to see his initiatives bear fruit before finally exiting the Capitol,” his allies add. Degamo said that he is willing to join the Liberal Party but is confused which faction to join, the Roxas-wing where Limkaichong is identified, or the

Ochoa-wing. Limkaichong said that her priority is the first district, not the election which is still two years away. But one Board Member belonging to the Lakas-NPC alliance is convinced that the lady solon’s body language says that she might grab the opportunity being in head of the party in power. It is usually the party head who runs for the highest position of the province. The LPs are also possibly pitting Degamo against Rep. Pryde Henry Teves To page 16

Bais to lose P44M IRA due to 15 new cities


ews that the Supreme Court upheld with finality the cityhood of Guihulngan dampened the hopes of 343 Bais City employees that they will receive a third salary increase. Worse, some of the 500 casual and job order workers of the city hall might lose their livelihood.

Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva explains that Bais City is expected to lose P44 million from its share of the Internal Revenue Allotment due to poor collectio ns aggravated by the entry o f Guihulngan and 15 others as new cities,

thereby reducing their IRA shares. While they are despondent of the decision of the High Court, Mayor Villanueva said that the League of Cities still hopes that the justices will explain why

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Lakas unfazed by mayors’ LP defection T


n life, it is so important to understand the significance of rest in the stand point of health in our life. We learned that “all work and no (restful) play make Juan a dull boy.” Today, we are living in a world of stress – as writers described as “madding crowd,” which drives people to the brink of psychosomatic illness such as hypertension, ulcer, recurrent bodily aches and pain and early death. Generally, the unfortunate victims are the middle

class Filipinos who are madly motivated to climb the ladder of success because of their unending struggle and ambition to improve their state of life. Hence, many of them have become a Type “A” Personality who are described as overambitious and extremely hard-driving and never value the benefits of rest and vacation. A lot of them suffer from what is known as the “Burn-Out Syndrome” (a disease of overfatigue and exhaustion) and a candidate for heart attack and stroke. Everyone must realize the essential value of rest. Babies and children will never grow and develop without it. All workers must undergo a period of rest (a break) to prevent boredom, overfatigue and less efficiency in their work. Sol-


diers especially assigned in combat duty are obliged to enjoy their “R and R” (Rest and Relaxation (furlough). Elderlies are required to take a restful nap of an hour after a lunch break to enhance a longer life span. Athletes engaged in endurance competition are required to have a longer rest to prepare them sustain a grueling tournament. Hard-working employees are advised to have a longer vacation – leave together with their families. Doctors primarily prescribe rest to their patients suffering from debilitating illness due to infections or after surgery in order to hasten healing. Psychiatrists judiciously prescribe tranquilizers to extremely restless or nervous patients to calm them down, and thus, facilitating healing of the troubled mind.

DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA Fellow, Phil. Psychiatric Association Diplomate, Phil. Board of Psychiatry

In physiology, the overworked nerves (axons) regain their lost energy during the resting state, just like charging a storage battery. Otherwise, without this restorative process, all our cells in the body will be overexhausted and eventually die. Hence, our body necessarily requires the restorative value of rest, a normal process of “wear and rear.” Faithful and hardworking Christians who truly dedicate their lives for GOD and neighbors are promised by the good Lord: “Come to me, all ye that labor and are heavily laden and I will give you rest.” (Matthew XI: 21).


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From page 10 Degamo himself supports such order on Lawas to stop illegal gambling by the end of the month. In response, Lawas has instructed all chiefs-of-police to intensify the crackdown against all forms of illegal gambling and render him periodic reports of their

Tel. No. 225-0437 operations. Lawas also vehemently denies that he is receiving bribes from gambling financiers claiming that his name has been unfairly used by those he is supposed to run after. Degamo said that Lawas can wipe out gambling by

simply gathering solid evidences enough to convict the financiers whose identities are known to the provincial director himself.

hird District Rep. Pryde Henry Teves took calmly the confirmation that three more mayors identified with their camp have finally took their oaths as full pledged members of archrival Liberal Party leaving him with just three mayors as faithful allies.

Teves claims that he is not so worried of losing the mayors as much as losing the barangay captains, who are perceived to be more influential than the mayors when coaxing their constituents whom to vote. Erstwhile Teves supporters, Mayor Lenin Alviola of Bacong, Mayor Kit

Marc Adanza of Zamboanguita and Leon Lopez of Sta. Catalina left the Lakas-Kampi Party and Nationalist People’s Coalition to join the Liberal Party bandwagon of 1st District Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong. The Liberal Party is on an aggressive recruitment campaign to capture the most

To page 16

Ochotorena adopted as Dumaguete’s son

Outgoing 302nd Brigade Commander Col. Manuel Ochotorena (center) longs to retire here in Dumaguete. He received the citation from the city of Dumaguete for his exemplary performance while leading the anti-insurgency drive here. He vowed to bring his family and reside here soon after he retires.

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July 24, 2011

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

Discovering Dgte with Judith Rowland


Classes start September 5, 2011

f you are a firm believer of Divine Providence, like I am, you will certainly agree that everything happens for a reason, and nothing happens as a result of mere coincidences. If something is meant to happen, then it will happen, barring any unforeseen circumstances at all cost. Such was the undertone nication, we are wont to ask, surrounding the reason as to why especially at this time in the the then Silliman Institute, now College’s history that it is celSilliman University, happened to ebrating its 45th year, why – of be located in this bucolic, serene the many Fulbright scholars at City of Gentle People. When that time – it would be Dewey Silliman University’s founder, Dr. Wayne Rowland of Lakewood, David Sutherland Hibbard, was New Mexico and Missouri, asked why, of all the places in the USA who would come to Philippines, did the United Board Dumaguete to help establish a for Christian Higher Education in journalism school, which Asia choose Dumaguete to be would become the first journalism school to be set up outside the greater Manila area. Without a doubt, Dr. Rowland’s qualifications were impeccable with a foolproof guarantee that after laying the groundwork in 1965-1966, Silliman University would be an institution to reckon with in the training of professional journalists. But again, the job could have been done by any of the equally qualified and brilliant Fulbright scholars. Why did it have JUDITH ROWLAND to be Dr. D. Wayne Rowland? I


would have to reprise what Dr. Hibbard said and declared, “It is because God willed it so.” On a personal note, I have to confess that although I did not have the chance to meet Dr. Ro wlan d, I co mmit ted to memory his name because as a freshman student of the then School of Journalism and Communications – not too long ago – we would be given a quiz by Dr. Crispin Maslog, the first

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the site of an industrial school for boys out of the generous donation of $10,000 from the philanthropist from Cohoes, New York, Dr. Horace Brinsmade Silliman, Dr. Hibbard simply answered: “It is because God meant it to be.” Making an analogy to likewise refer to the existence of the College of Mass Commu-

Dr. D. Wayne Rowland, second from right, receives an award from Gov. Mariano Perdices, back to camera, while SU president Dr. Cicero Calderon, extreme right, and Mrs. Maxine Rowland, partly covered, look on.

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elections? Getting clear as day?        It is now GMA’s henchmen who they left cold turkey like Zaldy Ampatuan (former governor) and former Comelec superintendent of M aguindanao Lintang Bidol who are now spilling the beans that GMA and First Gentleman Mike Arroyo fabricated the election results there. For 2004, it w as to protect GMA’s lead of 1 million votes lodged in the infamous phone conversation with “Hello Garci” over strong rival, the late actor Fernando Poe, Jr. (afterwhich she made a dolorous “I am Sorry” appeal on TV – for what reason, if there was nothing wrong?). In 2007, it was to shutout the opposition senate slate (12-0) and prop up tail-ender Mindanao boy Migz Zubiri as No. 1 runaway victor that reportedly caused the dropping of opposition bet Atty. Koko Pimentel to the 13th losing place. Singled out to get “zero” must votes were GMA critical senators Lacson, Aquino and Cayetano (Alan); indeed all got three fat eggs (zero) in Maguindanao.  Connected to this was the filing of charges against Department of Agriculture heads Chito Lorenzo and prominently  Usec Jocjoc Bolante (co Rotarian of the FG) who allegedly siphoned P730 million in fertilizer funds to ensure the victory of GMA over FPJ in 2004. The Department of Justice with feisty secretary Leila de Lima is set to investigate; electoral fraud is a criminal offense. That should also cover the military men involved in the election fraud. The filing of appropriate cases would be a good sign that it is not just history we are rewriting today as to whether the deceased Ronnie Poe should hav e been president (senator Legarda  as vice president) – but to assign criminal punishment on those who sabotaged the people’s will at the polls. Will senator Zubiri have the humility to step down and let Koko in? – no, he won’t. “If there was fraud, I did not know about it,” the Bukidnon senator avers. Well, so much for child-like innocence. The PCSO (Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office) came under fire next. To start with, it was left with a P4-billion bill in payables due to governm ent hospitals.       Indepth investigation, springing from little known COA audits, showed reckless dispensation of funds in the PCSO to favored politicians, LGUs, and even bishops, Hundreds of millions in “intelligence funds” were abused beyond audit – “even bigger than the intelligence fund of the military,” a jealous former defense minister Juan Ponce Enrile had to decry. Multi-billion peso PCSO “PR” budgets were cornered by a certain “Garcia,” condemned by practitioners as demanding 40% kickback of the gigantic deals. Badgered at the hearing, Garcia w as sweating – though we all know Garcia could not be acting alone with the magnitude of such graft.        The other “milking cow” the PAGCOR has been led away from pasture into the slaughter house.  Charges have been filed against form er PAGC OR C hair Efrain Genuino for diverting P186 million to

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the party list campaign of daughter Sheryl, distributing300 metric tons of rice to support the electoral candidacies  of two Genuino sons in Los Baños, Laguna and Makati City and P27 million for the production of the movie called “Baler.” Prior to that, there were former comptroller General Carlos Garcia and Lieutenant-General Jacinto Ligot who were fried in the senate hearings for the former’s P330million graft and the latter’s P700million unexplained bank deposits and properties abroad. Now, it is the turn of the PNP (Philippine National Police), w ho oftentimes do not have cars, gasoline, bond paper, cellphones and gadgets to track criminals. Now, the PNP had the gall and the stupidity to buy P130-m illion w orth of rubber boats (after typhoon Ondoy’s wrath) that could NOT be used because they could not fit the propelling equipment Santa banana, as the late Max Soliven would famously say. Even the state of misery is not spared the itchy hands of our police officers, many of who have not fired a gun in years and whose waist lines are 36 inches and above. Second, thinking they were New York’s finest, they bought 3 helicopters for P106 million when they could hardly operate well on land. It was exposed by Senator Lacson that the two of the three Robinson I and II RXX Raven helicopters were second hand passed off as brand new. Lacson said they were overpriced by at least P7 million each and were allegedly previously owned by the First Family, the Arroyos. Meantime, tax evasion charges have been filed against the family of Rep. Mikey Arroyo, and possibly Lt.General Ligot, to the tune of over P200 million in tax arrears. Already LWUA Chair Butch Pichay has been eased out of LWUA for reportedly m alversing over P700 million in LWUA funds in order to buy a losing Laguna thrift bank w hich was recently closed by PDIC for insolvency. A plunder case could follow. The guillotine is poised at the gallows – and president Noynoy Aquino knows that the Ampatuan massacre aside, some favored jackals of the past administration, if the not the Queen herself, must face the music. It’s not salsa music, they can be assured that. The apologists can say all they want till they turn blue. That all these are mere smokescreen to hide the “failures” of the PNoy administration, and as to the bishops – a retaliation for the stubborn stance of the Church versus the RH Bill. All those have nothing to do about the guilt or innocence of all those people – whether in the legal court or in the court of public opinion. It is just par for the course. If no big fish gets convicted these days – we will continue the legacy of criminal and graft impunity in this land. Derided by history as the dictator who wrecked the country silly by w orld opinion – none of the Marcoses or their lucky cronies are in jail today. If fact, many of them are still in mainstream business, behind an invisible “ex-military” cadre and elected officers of the land of this republic. It is this woefully tragic history of impunity and lack of accountability that had egged all these scoundrels from 2001-2010 to steal big and steal plenty – because that is the only way to get protection from conviction in the future. It is a sad commentary of our times. This time, the guillotine must fall.  Those who do not learn the lessons of history are bound to repeat them. And so it went . . . kalooy sad sa atong Pilipinas.

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33 covictions ... From page 2 years, aside from being ask ed to pay a fine o f P400,000.00. Two (2) accused were sentenced to serve a penalty of six (6) months and one (1) day and to pay a fine of P10,000.00. All those convicted were immediately ordered to be incarcerated at the Bureau of Cor rectio ns, Muntinlupa City or at the Correctional Institution for Women at Mandaluyong City. Only thirteen (13) of those convicted had appealed their convictions with the Court of Appeals. In acquitting the 30 accused, the court had reasonable doubt as to their guilt, considering that there was failure of the arresting officers to give the accused the socalled Miranda warnings, the failure of the seizing officers to immediately mark the dangerous drugs seized at the crime scene, the failure of the prosecution witness to corroborate their respective testimonies resulting in their lack of credibility, the failure of the arresting officers to comply with Section 21 of R.A. 1965, among others. For the 1st semester of 2011, 60 new cases were filed with the special court. The special court now has a pending case load of 259 as of June 30, 2011, down by 45 cases as compared to the last semester of 2010. The special court has one (1) other case for violation of PD 1866 as amended by RA 8294 or the Illegal Possession of Firearm Law. The pending cases in the special courts are relatively new cases, with 60 cases less than a year old, 152 cases of



No longer a city of gentle people


student of Foundation University was on his way home to Valencia at around 9:30 p.m. at the boundary between Dumaguete and Valencia when four people in two motorcycles blocked his path and took his backpack. Since he was a student, he had only P700.00, but the rest of the papers were returned by hanging the said bag at the gate of Foundation University since his I.D. showed that he is a student of Foundation University.


Recently, at around 8:00 in the evening in front of Bethel Guest House, an elderly woman was robbed by four unidentified persons. There is a rush of robbery in the City of Gentle People. What is happening to our city? Unless drastic measures are taken, the city of which are 1 to 2 years old, 42 cases of which are 2 to 3 years old, and 5 cases of which are 3 to 4 years old. A case on the average takes from 1 to 2 years to be finally decided, considering the number of cases filed in the court. On the whole, the special court has an average disposal rate of 12 cases per month for the 1st semester of 2011, or 1 case disposed every two working days. Based on the ideal ratio of 1:1 required by the Supreme Court, which is for every case filed, there must be a corresponding case disposed. The Special Court has managed to achieve more than this ratio. The special court is presided by Jud ge Raf ael Crescencio C. Tan, Jr.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City SPL. PROC. NO. MY-11-28 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTING THE ENTRY OF THE BIRTH RECORD OF ELENITA B. JABEL AT THE OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MABINAY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, ELENITA B. JABEL, as represented by her mother ROSELA B. JABEL as attorney-in-fact, Petitioner, – Versus – MRS. HERMINIA M. PERAS, in her capacity as the MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR of Mabinay, Negros Oriental, Respondent. x—————————————————————————————/


Dumaguete will no longer be a safe place to live in. It will not be a city of gentle people. The Mayor and the Chief of Police of Dumaguete should take drastic measures to restore the reputation as a city of gentle people. This is a challenge to the leadership of Dumaguete

Brother hacks brother



City to restore peace and order in the City of Gentle People.



NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late FORTUNATO ESCARES have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of the Estate of the late Fortunato Escares on Lot 1785, Csd-782-D, C-2 being a portion of Lot 2-B-2, Psd-33598, TCT No. EP-191, with an area of 803 sq.m. and Lot 1723, Csd-782-D-C-2 being a portion of Lot 2-B-2, Psd-33598, TCT No. EP-192, with an area of 23,116 sq.m., both situated in Panubigan, Canlaon City per Doc. No. 467, Page No. 94, Book No. I, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Dax Malony P. Montealegre.

NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late Gliceria L. Saraña have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate And Absolute Sale on one half (1/ 2) undivided share of Lot 1306, covered by T.C.T. 14890, with an area of 196 sq.m. situated at Perdices St., Dumaguete City in favor to Justin Ernest T. Du per Doc. No. 287, Page No. 58, Book No. XXXVII, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Elizur V. Umbac.

The Negros Chronicle July 10, 17 & 24, 2011

The Negros Chronicle July 17, 24 & 31, 2011



Petitioner Arnel Jay Tobosa Enolpe a.k.a. Arnel Jay Tubosa Enolpe alleges in his verified 28 June 2011 Petition to the effect that he was born male on 5 November 1984 at Antulang, Siaton, Negros Oriental of parents Iluminado Enolpe and Librada Tubosa but that in his records of birth with respondent Local Civil Registrar of Siaton, Negros Oriental the following were erroneously entered, to wit: his middle name was spelled as TOBOSA instead of TUBOSA; the last name of his mother was spelled as TOBOSA instead of TUBOSA; his birth month was spelled as NOVWEMBER instead of NOVEMBER; and his sex was marked as FEMALE instead of MALE. Thus the instant petition whereby the petitioner prays for the correction of the foregoing entries. Being sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing of the Petition on September 28, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, before the sala of this Court, at which time and place, any interested person may appear and show cause why the Petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental, duly chosen by raffle, at the expense of the petitioner. Post a copy of this Order at the main entrance of this Court. SO ORDERED. 1 JulyChronicle 2011. The Negros (Sgd.) NECIFORO C. ENOT July 17, 24 & 31, 2011 Judge

Before this Court is a verified petition for Correction of Entry in the Birth Record of ELENITA B. JABEL, filed through counsel, Atty. Benjamin H. Lajot, Jr. on May 20, 2011, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order shall issue directing the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar of Mabinay, Negros Oriental, to correct the entry referring to the petitioner’s gender from MALE to FEMALE; and to direct herein respondent to make the necessary correction in its office. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the court sets the initial hearing thereof on August 16, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at the Session Hall of this court at which date, time and place, all interested persons may appear and showcause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its component cities once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks, before the date of hearing. Petitioner is hereby directed to furnish the Local Civil Registrar of Mabinay, Negros Oriental of this order with a copy of the petition and its annexes and to the Office of the Solicitor General with address at 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City and show proof of service thereof. SO ORDERED. Bais City, Philippines, May 24, 2011. (Sgd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ Judge

certain Larry Jabalde was hacked by his brother Allan Jabalde in Brgy. Bulado Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. Based on police investigation, the victim had a fight with his father, Jose Jabalde, regarding the harvesting of their banana fruits that the victim did not ask permission for. While fighting, the victim threw a stone at his father who was hit in the head and fainted. The brother who saw what happened hacked the victim causing severe wounds in the left and right arms. The victim was brought to Gov. William Billy Villegas Hospital, and the suspect is now in police custody.

Senior citizen robbed


71 year old tourist from Davao Del Norte cut short her enjoynment of the beauty of the city of Dumaguete when she was robbed by four unidentified suspects riding in tandem. The victim, Lydia Sitchon, 71 years old, a tourist from Davao Del Norte, told the police that she was taking pictures with her friend in front of Bethel Guest House along the Rizal Boulevard when suddenly the suspects riding in tandem came and declared a holdup and got away with 3,500 pesos cash, a digital camera, and her senior citizen’s ID and plane ticket. City Tourist Police Chief Police Inspector AJ Pascual said that as of now, they are still conducting a follow-up operation on the incident.

Macias bucks reclamation


hilippine Councilors League Negros Oriental President Erwin Michael Macias raised his concern on the moves of the Philippine Ports Authority in the city of Dumaguete to construct a new reclamation project in Brgy. Looc. Macias stressed that the area is marine protected which would be threatened if the finger port plan in the area will be pushed through. Macias also added that the project needs public acceptability because this kind of project would affect not only the residents of the area but also the whole city economically. He also said that there are a lot of factors that would really affect the said project. Macias Suggested that the City Council, along with the Philippine Ports Authority of Dumaguete City and the citizens, should sit down and share better ideas regarding the issue.

Sea trip cut to 4 days


eports say that the College of Maritime Education of Negros Oriental State University set the Sea Trip of maritime students a payment worth seven days but was cut short to 4 days with a complainant asking if they can get any refund. Negros Oriental State University President Henry Sojor, in an interview regarding the issue, said that his office never received any complaint about it. He also stressed that he is going to look at it and assured that if he receives any letter demanding explanation, he will issue a statement.

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July 24, 2011

A presentation on the rescue group ONE RESCUE-EMS’ history and achievements being given during the blessing of its new base station inside the Cathedral Compound, Dumaguete City. The group officially opened the doors of its new headquarters on July 21 with Bishop John Du officiating the blessing. The group was formed in 2010 to ensure that advanced emergency rescue services are made always available for free for everyone in the province. (LJD/RMN/PIA NegOr)


he recue group Oriental Negros Emergency-Rescue Foundation, Inc. (ONE RESCUE-EMS) officially opened the doors to its new base station during a blessing ceremony led by Bishop John Du.

The group’s new headquarters are located at the ground floor of the Diocesan Pastoral Center Building, Cathedral Compound, this city. When it was formed in 2010, On e Rescue-EMS temporarily held office in Foundation University. ONE RESCUE is composed of businessmen, medical doctors and private citi-

Capitol: Cities ... From page 2 the older cities are treating the new cities as “second class citizens.” Some members of the League of Cities have mounted a protracted and oftentimes bitter legal battle to declare the cityhood laws as unconstitutional. But these are now water under the bridge. After four rulings, the Supreme Court declared the follow as new cities: Baybay City in Leyte; Bogo City, Catbalogan City in Samar; Tandag City in Surigao de l Sur; Lamita n City in Basilan; Borongan City in Samar; Ta ya ba s City in Quezon; Ta buk City in Kalinga; Bayugan C ity in Agusan del Sur; Batac City in Ilocos Norte; Mati City in Davao Oriental; Cabadbaran City in Agusan del Norte; El Salvador City in Misamis Oriental; Carcar and Naga cities in Cebu.

Scout Rangers ... From page 10 Those who were slightly injured numbering seven were brought to the Guihulngan District Hospital. Investigation showed that the vehicle bearing Capt. Yee was towing a damaged elf when the driver lost control of the military truck and flipped on its side pinning Yee to his death. Yee re plac ed C apt. Wilson Montenegro who died in an encounter with rebels in Sta. Catalina on May 3.

zens who banded together in their desire to ensure that advanced emergency rescue services are made always available for free for everyone. Accor ding to Dr. Kenneth Coo, chairperson of ONE RESCUE-EMS’ operations, the group aims to bring to Dumaguete City free emergency medical services patterned after Cebu City’s

Emergency Rescue Un it Foundation (ERUF) and the 911 hotline system in the United States. The group is currently led by Atty. Jose Riodil Montebon of Silliman Univer sity as pr esid ent; Fr. Enrique Balongag as vicepresident; Danah Fortunato as secretary; and Arthur Chua as treasurer. (RMN/ PIA Negros Oriental)

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Bais City Branch 45 Civil Case No. 11-10-T For: Judicial Settlement of Estate with prayers of letters Of Administration LESLIE Z. RUPERTO, Plaintiff, - Versus – LORELIE R. SANTIAGO, SHARYN RUPERTO ARNAIZ, FLYN R. MARTINEZ. Defendants. x——————————————————/

ORDER Before this court is a verified petition for Judicial Settlement of Estate with prayers of Letters of Administration filed by herein plaintiff through counsel on April 26, 2011 alleging that she is the surviving spouse of Filomeno Ruperto and defendants are the children from his first marriage with Arlencita E. Navaroo; that deceased Filomeno Ruperto left certain properties upon his death such as (a) One (1) Fuso Dump Truck, (b) Sugar Plantation Business inclusive of any and all equipment and livestock, (c) Commercial Building situated at the National Highway, Poblacion Tayasan, and, (d) a parcel of land, situated at Palampas, San Carlos City, Neg. Occidental; that the deceased left debts with the balanced amount of three hundred sixty nine thousand pesos (Php369,000.00) which were incurred jointly with herein plaintiff for purposes of defraying expenses for his medication, having suffered Renal Disease which required dialysis twice a week and for expenses related to the construction business; that few months after the death of Filomeno Ruperto, defendant Lorelie Santiago, surreptitiously gained control of the Sugar Plantation and collected the rentals from the lessees of the store spaces in the above commercial building, to the exclusion of the plaintiff, notwithstanding that plaintiff as the surviving spouse of the deceased is best qualified, competent and willing to act as the administrator of his estate. Hence this petition. It is hereby ordered that this petition be set for hearing on August 22, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning inviting any interested parties to file a written opposition or any person may appear on such date and time to show cause why this petition shall not be given due course. This Order shall be published at the expense of the plaintiff in a newspaper of general circulation in this province once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks and copies hereof served upon all other person and creditors of the decedent or any other person believed to have interest in his estate, and copy of this order shall be posted at conspicuous place at Bais City, Tayasan, Negros Oriental and San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Petitioner is hereby directed to send a copy of this petition to Lorelie R. Santiago, Sharyn Ruperto Arnaiz, and Flyn R. Martinez, children of the first wife of the deceased, and show proof compliance thereto before the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. May 12, 2011, Bais City, Philippines. (Sgd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ Judge The Negros Chronicle July 10, 17 & 24, 2011

Salamat sa inyong pagsalig Tungod sa inyong pagsalig kanamo nga nagdumala niining tulumanon Operation Alayon, uban sa panalangin sa labawng makagagahum, nahimong malampuson ug nagpadayon kining atong pagtabang sa atong mga kaigsuonan sa NOPH. Dako ang akong pagsalig nga sa kanunay, ang Dios manalangin kanatong tanan. Pasyente: Janica Eve Pundoyo, Jaidals Canillo, Jade Chaves Catacutan Siton, Bernardo Laborte, Cherry Rose Salvana, John Paul Bismanos, Kathleen Duran Barabas, Krizzel Tag-at, Chassy Flores, Weinegy Manduyog, Jessa Gomez, Jeaneth Acebes, Ricardo Sarming, Rey Maquilan, Tony & Leonita Conchas, Maricar Kilapkilap, Rhea Jean Delacruz, Amparo Barro, Narciso Adriano, Efren Bacong, Therese Ventula, Alex Secheco, Jomari Taclobos, Johnloyd Saguban Lumayag, Hilariio Adolfo, Reneboy Capena, Aninon Randy, Sharmaine Manandic, Daneil Lope, Cervando

Repe, Jr., Ejyan Faburada, Esther Villarmente, Roselyn Lumayag, Maria Angela Ledesma, Roberto dela Cruz, Generoso Omaya, Edgardo Lingcong, Jaime Baroy, Hermenia Gaitera, Jane Silaya, Marilyn Quinto, Jerelyn Yanoc, Absalon Culi, Edjie Torres, Fernandito Landisa, Merjun Benting, Boy Regala Dicen, ug Godofredo Magbiray

DONORS: DOH Pharmaceutical Distributor, Hon. Board Member Erwin Macias, Atty. Ferrolino of Tanjay Law Office, Acts San Jose Christian Believers, Mr. Jhonny Limbaga, Anonymous of City Legal Office, Anonymous of Colon St. Dumaguete City, Sir Tony of Bagacay, Anonymous of BSP, Dumaguete Hot Pandesal, Hon. Board Member Saleto Erames, Dwinx Gravador, Anonymous of Upper Talay, Campoy Family, Maam Karen

Drugs court Labor strike ... From page 2 ... violation of Section 5, branch manager of

page 2 9165 Article From II, of R.A. No. were Jerry Alviola y Alcoran and Beth Cuerda y Tiengo, respect ivel y. Alvi ola and Cuerda were also found guilty for illegal possession of 0.01 gram and 1.60 grams of shabu, respectively. They were both sentenced to suffer each an indeterminate penalty of 12 years and 1 day as minimum term to 14 years as maximum term. Both were also ordered to each pay a total fine of P900,000 for the 2 offenses charged against them. Alviola was arrested in a buy-bust operation conducted by a team of operatives from the PDEA and t he NBI at Luke Wright Street, Barangay Dos, Dumaguete City on April 9, 2008. Alviola had sold one (1) heat-sealed transparent plastic containing the shabu to an informant-poseur buyer on said date. On the other hand, Cuerda was arrested in a buybust operation conducted by a team of operatives from the PDEA and the NBI at Zone 4, Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City last March 30, 2009. Cuerda had sold one (1) heatsealed transparent plastic containing 0.09 gram of shabu to a poseur buyer on said date. After the arrest of Alviola and Cuerda, they were also found to be in possession of other heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing shabu which made them liable for violation of Section 11, Article II of R.A. No. 9165. In these cases agai nst Alviola and Cuerda, the Court has scrupulously examined the testimonies of the arresting officers and has found the same to be categorical and candid, untainted by inconsistencies, contradictions or evasions. The prosecution witnesses were consistent in their narration as to WHO committed the crime, WHEN and HOW it was committed. These were the material facts in the cases which had been sufficiently and convincingly established by the prosecution. The testimonies of the prosecution witnesses creditably chronicled the material details in the commission of

PCBSI, said that the company is with open arms to negotiate with the employees union, in explaining that the delay in its reply to the letter sent by the employees union is due to pressing concerns in the head office. Tidalgo said that PCBSI has 21 branches all over the country as it assures port users of the province that the demands of the employees union will be discussed in a roundtable discussion. He said that the proposals are simple and can be achieved without necessarily compromising all the stakeholders of the port. Tidalgo further said that it is the hope of the company to have a harmonious relationship with the union. In a meeting with NCMB officials headed by director Edmund Mirasol at the Department of Labor and Employment office in Dumaguete,  ALU-TUCP provincial hea d Fe liza rdo Calimpong refused to drop or shelve the notice to strike until both sides could already start the renegotiation. Upon the suggestion of PCBSI management, the next hearing is scheduled on August 10, 2011. Also raised in the meeting is the alleged discrimination a t the port a re a. Calimpong said that the management is strict in the enforcement of the No ID, No Uniform, No Entry policy on the employees union but other port workers can just enter even wearing slippers.jg

the crimes in question. Compared with the allegations of both accused, the prosecution version was more believable and in accord with reality, hence deserving full faith and credence, according to Judge Tan in his decision.

Quiamco, Anonymous of Tabo sa Pao, Mr. Mapili, Maam Kaykay, Mercury Drug Daro, Maam Jassy Fryie, Mr. Oscar Infante, Anonymous of Bolocboloc, Nanay Isabel, Jorrise Bakeshoppe, Anonymous of Camanjac, Anonymous of Buñao, Anonymous of Pulantubig, Fortune General Insurance, Vilma Catada of Silliman Campus, Anonymous of Bantayan, Nanay Isabel, Elmer & Esther Raaging, Anonymous of Sta.Rosa Cor. Real St., Dgte, Hon. Joe Kenneth Arbas, Rodel Gomez Lechon of Batinguel, Mr. Campoy & Family. Sa tanang nga mitabang ug sa tanang wala nato masulat dinhi, daghan kaayong salamat. Ang Dios nga labing gamhanan manalangin kaninyo kanunay.

LIMKAI ... From page 11 in the third district by letting Degamo pour in projects to prove his worth. But if Degamo insists in running for governor, then the LPs might give in if he becomes a party memb er. (By D em s Demecillo)

Bais IRA cute ... From page 11 the cityhood of Guihulngan and 15 others were sustained when it was clear that they have not qualified in any of the requirements namely: P100 million locally generated income, land area and population. Nevertheless, the lady mayor vowed that the delivery of basic social services will not be hampered. Bais City shall receive some P 350 million in IRA shares for 2012. Currently, the administration is working for the completion of the P 268 million mall-type city public market the biggest and most modern in the province to be inaugurated by Pre side nt Benigno Aquino III on September 7, 2011.

Lakas unfazed ... From page 11 number of seats in Congress, and in the provincial, city and municipal halls in the 2013 midterm elections as a sure way to keep the party at the helm after the 2016 presidential elections. Ov er the w eekend , Limkaichong visited Siaton as part of her party’s objectiv e to con solidate their forces even beyond the lady solon’s 1st district bailiwick. Soon, LP is expected to penetrate the vote-rich second district which is still firmly under the control of a Teves ally, Congressman George Arnaiz. Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva is the lone LP member among the 2n d District Mayors; the seven other mayors are aligned with NPC and Lakas.


July 24, 2011

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


Eminent Domain What is eminent domain? Eminent domain is the ultimate right of the sovereign power to appropriate, not only the public, but the private property of all citizens within the territorial sovereignty, to public purpose. Is the right to due process guaranteed in our Constitution? Yes. Under Article III, Section 9 which provides that, “private property shall not be taken for public use without just compensation.” What is the nature of entry to be considered “taking?” Just compensation is determined as of the date of the taking of the property or the filing of the complaint, whichever came first. When is compensation considered just? Equivalent of the property taken from its owner by the expropriator, the equivalent being real, substantial, full and ample. Must just compensation include interests? Only if property is taken for public use before compensation is deposited with court, having jurisdiction over the case, the final compensation must include the interest on its just value to be computed from the property is taken to the time when compensation is actually paid or deposited with the court . Is prior successful negotiation a condition sine qua non for eminent domain? No. The current effective law on delegated authority to exercise the power of eminent domain is found in Section 12, Book III of the Revised Administrative Code which provides that “the President shall determine when it is necessary or advantageous to exercise the power of eminent domain in behalf of the National Government and direct the Solicitor General, whenever he deems the action advisable, to institute expropriation proceedings in the proper court.” Is res juridicata applicable in expropriation proceedings? No. In Paranaque v VM Realty Corporation, 292 SCRA 678, the Court ruled that the principle of res juridicata, which finds application in generally all cases and proceedings, cannot bar the right of the State or its agent to expropriate private property. The power of the State or its agent to exercise eminent domain is not diminished by the mere fact that a prior final judgment over the property to be expropriated has become the law of the case as to the parties. The State or its authorized agent may still subsequently exercise its right to expropriate the same property, once all legal requirements are complied with. (Ihra Faith Magno, Contributor)

Degamo ...

Sagar unfazed ...

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ap pro priatio ns ord inance, an ordinance or resolution adopting a local development plan and public investment program, or an ordinance directing the payment of money or creating liability.” Degamo said that he will veto the resolution disapproving his P4.5M budget request on the grounds that it is “prejudicial to the interest of the public.” He maintains that public welfare demands that there should be monitoring of the quality of our existing infrastructures if they can withstand floods and earthquakes.

government units every year. Most towns and even cities are highly dependent on their IRA to operate. Amo ng the f iv e cities, Dumaguete, on account of its small land area, receives the smallest IRA share. The province, cities and towns are experiencing decreases in their IRA shares. Based on the records from the Department of Budget Management, the five cities of Negros Oriental will receive the following IRA in 2012: Bayawan P566,750,799.00; Bais P350,518,556.00; Tan jay P334,846,301.00; Canlaon City P256,192,506.00 and Dumaguete City P253,993,737.00.

NegOr ... From page 2 Con cern ed O rien tal Negrenses and Liberal Party are expected to hold separate meetings af ter th e SONA. Thus, Tuesday’s regular session has been postponed to Thursday. (By Dems Demecillo)

Discovering ... (Genove) From page 12

full-time and longest serving director of the School who was our teacher in Journalism 47 or Introduction to Journalism. Because everything happens for a reason, perhaps the most compelling one on why it had to be Dr. D. Wayne Rowland was because he knew whereof he spoke. Graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1947, he proceeded to take his M.A. in journalism from the same university in 1955. He then obtained his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Southern Illinois University in 1960 with his dissertation on journalism education in American two-year colleges. He was both an academic and a practicing journalist, starting out his newspaper career as a police reporter in the Columbia Tribune in 1946, as editor and co-owner of Willow Springs News in 1947-1949, as editor and publisher of Seymour Citizen, as editor and publisher of Lamar Daily Journal until 1954, all in Missouri. Although many things have changed since Dr. Rowland came to Silliman University after Mr. Leon O. Ty, a member of the Board of Trustees then and himself a newspaperman, presented the idea of a journalism school outside Manila, the objectives of the School have remained pretty much the same. These are: 1) a recognition that freedom of information is a basic human right; 2) people must have access to honest, factual, and truthful information to promote and protect all other freedoms and escape from ignorance, poverty, and exploitation; and, 3) there must be a fuller development of information media and training of professional journalists-communicators committed to freedom and public welfare. While Dr. Rowland headed the School until a perm anent director was named, three faculty members were hired by the university to get the curriculum started, one of them being Atty. Alexander G. Amor, correspondent of the Philippine News Service and manager of the Silliman News Bureau, who became the first Filipino acting director of the School and who continued to teach part-time until he retired at the age of 80 or 81. Atty. Amor passed away at the age of 83 only last April 30, 2011. If Dr. Rowland were alive toExtra Judicial Settlement and Authorization NOTICE is hereby given that Jorey B. Bandian and Jojie B. Pontillas, the heirs of the late JOVENCIO P. BANDIAN have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement And Authorization and authorized Jorey B. Bandian, to process, claim and receive whatever deposits/benefits of the late Jovencio P. Bandian at Philippine National Bank, Dumaguete Branch, Dumaguete City in the amount of P81,041.95 under PNB SA No. 331643700012 per Doc. No. 401, Page No. 81, Book No. XXXVII, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Elizur V. Umbac. The Negros Chronicle July 24,31 & August 7, 2011 Republic of the Philippines Region Trial Court 7th Judicial Region Branch 39 Dumaguete City SPECIAL PROCEEDING No. 4982 In the Matter of Correction of Entry as to Sex from Female to male in the Records of Birth of Jazz Kenneth Sarita Mahusay, JAZZ KENNETH S. MAHUSAY Petitioner, – versus – The Local Civil Registrar of Dumaguete City, Respondent. x————————————————/

ORDER A verified petition has been filed with this Court by the Public Attorney’s Office, Dumaguete City, praying that after publication, notice and hearing, judgment be rendered: 1. Ordering the correction of entry as to sex from FEMALE to MALE in the records of birth of the petitioner in the Office of the Local Civil Regis-

day, he would be mighty proud of his 22-year-old granddaughter by his youngest child and only son, his namesake, Mark Wayne. Judith Rowland, the eldest of three siblings, is truly a manifestation of her genes – inquisitive, adventurous, scholarly, possessing an insatiable quest for knowledge, and a meticulous chronicler of history, attendant to details and consciously committing to heart significant events as these have influenced her today. These characteristics have served her in good stead as she goes on a pilgrimage of some sort to Dumaguete, her first time to visit the country, to retrace possibly every nook and cranny that her grandparents and her own father – who was only nine years old then, but who remembers many wonderful things here – had been to in their short, but very m emorable stint in Sillim an University. She is currently on a spring break from the Missouri State University where she expects to graduate this August with a bachelor of science degree major in political science and minor in international relations, Latin American studies, and Spanish, with an Honors College focus on international development. Her studies abroad include earning a Certificate in Polish at the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom in the Fall of 2009, the University of Ghana in the Spring of 2010 earning C ertificates in French and in Asante Twi, the University of Puerto Rico in the Fall of 2010, and lately, in Qingdao University, China. Her various scholarships and her honors and awards have given her the opportunity to explore and do research in Southeast Asia and, at the same time, do volunteer work. She is a champion debater and a consistent dean’s lister. After her graduation next month, she is set to pursue graduate studies at the London School of Economics. Traveling halfway around the globe to see and relish for herself the wonderful stories that were told and re-told to her by her father and her grandmother is not only amazing, but also providential. That she would choose to come in the precise year that the College of Mass Communication is basking in her 45th founding anniversary happened for a reason.

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND SALE OF A PORTION OF INHERITANCE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late spouses Rufino Bejagan and Purita Tiongco Bejagan have filed and executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement And Sale of a Portion of Inheritance on Lot No. 183-A, Psd-07-067043, being a portion of Lot No. 183, Pls-166, covered by OCT No. FV-35062 under Tax Declaration No. 99-02-00500490, situated in Pasil, Awa-an, Ayungon, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 611 sq.m. in favor to Josephine G. Villacorta, married to Gaudencio A. Villacorta per Doc. No. 244, Page No. 41, Book No. IV, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Edmund D. Tubio. The Negros Chronicle July 24,31 & August 7, 2011 trar, Dumaguete City 2. Directing the respondent to effect the judgment of correction by entering the decision of this Honorable Court in the records of birth of the petitioner in the office of the Local Civil Registrar, Dumaguete City The hearing thereof is fixed on September 14, 2011 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, at which date and time any person whose rights or interests may be affected thereby shall appear before this Court and show cause why the petition shall not be granted. At petitioner’s expense, this order shall be published one a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in this province and its component cities. SO ORDERED. July 1, 2011 (Sgd) ARLENE CATHERINE A. DATO Presiding Judge The Negrso Chronicle July 24,31 & August 7, 2011

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was the biggest joke. Does this make the Corona court that of Supreme Court jesters? After the decision, the Daily Inquirer headlined “The Crucifixion of the Coconut Farmer.” Does this make the Corona (Spanish for crown) court, the crown of thorns of coconut farmers? It will be recalled that only recently the same court upheld the decision of the PCGG to convert the farmers share in San Miguel from common to preferred thus depriving the farmers through the government of voting shares in the corporation. What is patently inequitable in both cases is that government funds were used for allegedly fiduciary purposes. In the case of Luisita, the funds borrowed by the Cojuangcos were those of government financial institutions. Initially, funds provided by the GSIS to pay Tabacalera, the original hacienda owner, were supplemented by a Central Bank guarantee. In both cases, the conditions attached to said loans was the disposition of the lands which supplied the sugar central with its raw materials to the tillers within 10 years. This was in 1957. Ten years later in 1967, when the late Ninoy was already a Senator, the family reneged on the distribution of the lands and went instead to court. They succeeded in getting a TRO which prevented the land distribution to this day, despite two massacres – the Mendiola in 1987 and that in Luisita in 2004. In the case of the coco levy, the purchase of the San Miguel shares by Danding Cojuangco, who was then president of UCPB, should have been prevented by the banking authorities, it being clearly a DOSRI account. Incidentally, the UCPB was originally owned by the late José Cojuangco, President


Cory’s father and P-Noy’s grandfather. It was then known as the First United Bank. It became the UCPB when the bank, through the intervention of Danding (Don José Cojuangco’s nephew and Marcos ahijado), managed to tap the coconut levy funds, (which being public funds were deposited with the PNB, the government-owned financial institution), to increase the equity of the bank of the Cojuangcos. This transfer of public funds to a private institution was clearly a violation of banking laws and that of the country. The justification that “it was owned by the farmers” just cannot stand on legal legs. This day, there has never been any benefits to the coconut farmers from the operations of the bank. Neither have they received a single benefit, not even a bottle of beer from the operations of San Miguel. In sum, there is no doubt that the Cojuangco clan, which has given us two presidents in the last two decades and will probably reign over us for a total of 13 years (which is as long as Marcos martial rule) have benefited substantially from the Supreme Court rulings in the past and the present. This places PNoy in a pickle. If his administration will be judged by history as anti-poor for depriving the highly marginalized and alienated farmers of the country, who comprise the greatest number of Filipinos, his clan will have left behind a legacy of mata-pobres. Considering that he and his late mother have been the only presidents directly descended from the elite – the haciendero class, this characterization will be blown out of proportion and will wipe away whatever goodwill his parents left behind.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region HALL OF JUSTICE Ground Floor, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF EJFREM 2011-3112 Extra-Judicial Foreclosure of Real-Estate Mortgage (Under Act No. 3135 as Amended) HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG) Mortgagee, – Versus – SPS. ROWENA D. CHEE and RICHARD P. CHEE, Mortgagors, X————————————————————/

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDIICAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale Under Act No. 3135, as amended filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG) (mortgagee) represented by Ms. Victoria de la Peña, Vice President-Visayas Group with principal office address at Pag-IBIG Fund WT Corporate Tower, Mindanao Avenue, Cebu, Philippines, against SPOUSES ROWENA D. CHEE married to RICHARD P. CHEE (mortgagors) with postal address at Purok Bougainvilla, Candau-ay, Dumaguete City, Philippines, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which, as of FEBRUARY 28, 2011, amounts to ONE MILLION NINE HUNDRED THRITY SEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETY THREE PESOS AND 96/100 (P1,937,193.96) Philippine currency, inclusive of interest and penalty charges, the Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff, Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Hall of Justice, Dumaguete City, or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine currency on AUGUST 10, 2011, from 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff, located at Ground Floor, Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City, Philippines, the hereunder described properties of the mortgagors, together with the improvements now existing thereon, to wit:

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 33888 “A parcel of land (Lot 4731-B-5, of the subdivision plan, Psd-07-047295, being a portion of Lot 4731-B, (LRC) Psd-101824,) situated in the Barangay of Candau-ay, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NORTH along line 1-2 by lot 4731-B-4; on the EAST & SOUTH along lines 2-3-4-5 by Road lot 4731-B-11; on the WEST along line 5-1 by lot 4731-B-6, all of the subdivision plan. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY NINE (189) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the said date and time. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on AUGUST 17, 2011 without further notice. Done this 30th day of June 2011, in the City of Dumaguete, Philippines. (Sgd.) ATTY. MA. ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff Prepared by: (Sgd.) ANGELITO C. BARBA Sheriff IV The Negros Chronicle July 10, 17 & 24, 2011



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utgoing 302 Brigade Commander of the Philippine Army Col. Manuel Luis Ochotorena received a job-well-done commendation from the Dumaguete City Council for his meritorious and valuable service as Commander of 302nd  Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army from March 12, 2010 to July 16, 2011. His pro moti on t o a greater position in Cotabato makes him well on the way in earning his first star as a future general, it was said. His predecessor Cessar Yano is now a general. Resolution No. 400, Series of 2011 Resolution of Commendation introduced by Councilor Nilo Sayson, Chairman of Peace and Order Committee, stated that Col. Ochotorena has greatly improved the image of the Army before the citizens. The army in Negros Oriental is now perceived as a friend, rather than a combatant.

On ant i-insurgency, Ochotorena has caused the do wngrading o f Ko miteng Larangan Southwest, Komiteng Rehiyon-Negros to Sangay sa Partido sa Platon. This also resulted in 16 encounters and accounted to 6 terrorists killed, 13 apprehended, 3 captured, to inclu de 2 Fro nt Secretari es namely, Danilo Badayos “Doro” and Marilyn Badayos “Eunice/ Jonna,” and the recovery of 25 assorted firearms. Likewise, 25 enemy camp harbor sites were discovered.     The launching of Peace and Development Work (PDW) has Col. Ochotorena in the forefront. This has resulted in

the clearing of 17 affected ba rangays with 11 other bara ngays still undergoing peace drive activities. This lead to the surrender of thirty eight (38) members of CPP-NPA and 8 subversive mass activists. His brigade was adjudged the “Best in the 3rd Infantry.” On motion of Councilor Nilo D. Sayson, duly seconded by Council ors Antonio J. Remollo and Erwin Michael L. Ma cias , the Sanggunia ng Panlungsod of Dumaguete in session assembled, declared Col. Ochotorena adopted son of Dumague te City. It was signed by Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria and Vice Mayor and Presiding officer Alan Gel Cordova.

run by Kristina “KC” Merced who has since been paid as assistant city treasurer with a lower pay of P30,000 but functioning as full time city treasurer. “Very unfair for the city taxpayers, and very unfair to the assistant treasurer who has been saddled with great responsibilities but underpaid as such,” agreed City Legal Officer Neil

Rey Lagahit. BLGF Executive Director Purificacion Montesa told the CHRONICLE that the City Government, as the interested party, may write her office formally and the Sandiganbayan requesting the immediate resolution of Oliva’s case so that the Dumaguete LGU can now move on with a new full-time treasurer. Since the time of the late Mayor Agustin Perdices, and now Cit y Mayor Manu el Sagarbarria, the legal officer of the city has expressed the City Government’s exasperation after the two city mayors have written and appealed to the Dept. of Finance at least eight times since then, to release Oliva’s item, and appoint a full-time city treasurer for Dumaguete, but to no avail. Even the former Finance Sec. Margarito Teves (who is eyeing t he go verno rship in Negros Oriental in 2013) was unable to release the item of Oliva during the Teves incumbency. SANDIGANBAYAN CASE City Legal Officer Atty. Bimbo Lagahit claims t hat there is a rule in the Dept. of Finance that since Oliva still has an allegedly pending case in the Sandiganbayan (regarding the case of the over priced weighing scales in the market and filed during the Perdices administration), her item cannot be released to another successor until the case is resolved with finality. Lagahit said that the case is still under appeal, “thus, the city taxpayers suffer indirectly by paying Oliva’s salary of P35,0 00 monthly for t hree years even if she is not rendering service in Dumaguete for three years now.” Lagahit said that he was the one who has been writing the Dept. of Finance for the past


Cebu footballs ... From page 1 City to the utter exasperation of Dumaguete City officialdom. On top of her basic salary, the Cebu City government has been paying her all the bigger allowances for the last three years. This, whil e the po or Dumaguete City Treasury is



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the item of Oliva. Will something be done here? -o0oLet’s try PNoy this time thru friend Atty. Ipe Remollo, himself a former Dumaguete City mayor who has just been appointed by PNOy as Clark Development Authroity president and CEO. He can ask Butch Abad, DBM head, or Cesar Purisima, finance minister, who we are sure can do something to relieve Dumaguete from the burden of paying a division chief P35,000 a month while working for another LGU. This is an impractical, unfair, if not crazy, set up. -o0oOur bureaucracy may be known as corrupt, but it is not known to be a crazy bureaucracy. But what do you call this set up? This policy? Pls. email your feedback to -o0oJust for the record, Ms. Oliva was assigned in Cebu from July 15, 2009 to January 15, 2010; extended her assignment from January 16, 2010 to July 15, 2010; extended assignment from July 16, 2010 to January 15, 2011; extended by DOF from January 16, 2011 to July 15, 2011; and on July l4, 2011, her extensions were no longer extended in Cebu. Oliva will be reassigned to another place. BUT THE ISSUE IS: Why should the Dumaguete LGU continue to pay her salary when she is not rendering service in Dumaguete anymore? Will someone influential like Gary Teves, her ex-boss, please intervene? Pity the taxpayers in Dumaguete!

he Trade Department of Negros Oriental, in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Dauin, have pooled financial resources to come up with a “model bamboo classroom” in Dauin National High School using ebamboo. The e-bamboo project is one of the components of the Bamboo Development Program of the DTI to boost the capability of the Negros Oriental bamboo-hub Buglas Bamboo Institute to supply the Department of Education with bamboo desks, chairs, and teachers’ tables using engineered bamboo or e-bamboo. DTI and LGU Dauin have also co nd ucted trainings fo r the Buglas Bamboo Institute (BBI) to prepare them for the future production of DepEd’s provincial school furniture rethree years upon orders of Mayors Perdices and now Sagarbarria, but to no avail. But the Cebu City government has been making use of Oliva’s services as OIC city treasurer on detail, yet, the Dumaguete City government is paying her salary. Oliva also gets high allowances from the Cebu Cit y government since it has a higher budget and a bigger constituency. This year, on charges by Cebu Congressman and fo rmer cit y mayor Tomas Osmeña as “over st aying” (since 2009) with already four extensions, Dumaguete’s city treasurer Ofelia Oliva was ordered by the Bureau of Local Government Finance executive director Purificacion “Peaching” Montesa (of Bais City) to hand the office over to Cebu asst. city treasurer Tess Camarillo dated July 14. BLGF Executive Director in Mani la P urificacion Montesa (who is a native of Bais City and former provincial and city auditor here) in her July 14 order said: “Treasurer Ol iva is hereby instructed to turn over subject office to Ms. Camaril lo, together wit h, among others, cash, properties and equipment, books of accounts including cash books and accountable forms, and clear herself from money and property accountabilities as OIC city treasurer of Cebu City.” Iro nicall y, it was t hen Cebu Ci ty Mayor Tomas Osmeña who supported Oliva in 2009, who recommended her transfer as early as June, “in order to uphold the moral integrity of the Dept. of Finance, and more specifically, the office of the Cebu City treauser,” said Osmeña in his letter to the Dept. of Finance. Dumaguete City Mayor Sagarbarria expressed apprehension where and to what place will Oliva again be transferred to, bringing her item from Dumaguete and letti ng Dumaguete taxpayers shoulder her P35,000 monthly salary without rendering services here.

DTI secretary Gregory Domingo and R-7 regional director Asteria Caberte briefs the media on DTI’s undertakings in a press conference. quirements. The Micro Small Medium Enterprise or MSME Negosyo Caravan has conducted a three-day activity at Rob in so ns Place, Dumaguete City from July 57, 2011. This is a nationwide activity to improve access of MSME on various business development services provided by government and private sectors. In addition, Negros Ori-

ental Festival of MINOF in Negros Oriental celebrated the SME week through a festival that showcased local products and talents of 45 exhibitors. They ranged from well-established exporters to micro enterprises selling a wide variety of commodities. The Diskwento Caravan in Negros has brought discounted goods closer to the consumers.

Fratmen and ... (From page 4) senior students were the batch mates of Lenny Villa. Villa had died a violent death (due to hazing) three years earlier while being a candidate for membership of the fraternity Aquila Legis. The senior batch in my time were passionate against fraternities owing to Lenny’s death. Why do students join fraternities? I think it is for tradition and prestige, mainly. I don’t think one joins a fraternity to increase his I.Q. Some join a law school fraternity because his father is a member. So that’s tradition. Some join fraternities so he can belong to a group that counts as members justices of the high court. Can you imagine, your “brod” is a Supreme Court justice, for instance? But the ulterior motive is “connectivity”—which is not necessarily a bad thing. On the contrary, it evokes resourcefulness. But sometimes, “connections” can yield disastrous results. Once, I had a professor who was a fratman. One of my classmates, the professor’s fraternity “brod,” flunked in the subject. So his fraternity bothers tried to inject some “connectivity” with the professor, hoping that the ties that bind would somehow yield some favor to an academically-beleaguered student. So, the professor was informed subtly that one of the students he flunked was a member of the brotherhood. The professor snorted, “Since he belongs to my fraternity, I expected a lot from him.” End of connection.


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Top NBI agent ... Alabastro reveals ... From page 1

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somewhere in Luzon but his mother and colleagues protested to the re-assignment. He was returned to Dumaguete on a “floating status� until he finally decided to call it quits and rendered his irrevocable resignation to his superiors. The NBI in Manila and DILG are reportedly making a lifestyle check on Dungog who is frequently reported to have accumu lated u nexplained wealth. This was flatly denied by him saying he is engaged in simple living. (By Dems Demecillo)

something that usually results in speculations. Alabastro, if interested, must file a case if he is certain of the identity of the suspects. But media will decline to speculate. As a lawyer and legislator, he can file formal charges against the lapses of the police including its failure of providing him adequate escorts to the hospital. Along the way to the hospital, two vehicles allegedly harassed the ambulance carrying him --the victim. He also noted the 2-day delay of the Scene of the Crime Operatives in examining the crime scene, which may already be tampered. However, Governor Roel Degamo claims that for most Bayawan City residents and in political circles, they already know who Alabastro was referring to but are afraid to speak about. He expressed his readiness to give all support possible so that the safety of the lawyer-councilor is assured. PD Col. Rey Lawas asked Alabastro to examine for himself if the detained suspected gun-for-hire was the gunman. But he did not also confirm. One Allan Carcuevas was arrested last July 13 after a search of his residence in Bagtic, Mabinay yielded two firearms and a grenade. He will be charged with illegal possession of firearms and explosives. Alabastro was shot several times at the Negros Oriental St ate Universi ty Bayawan Campus on June 24, but he survived the second attempt on his life.

Mini tornado ... From page 1 PFC Erwin Dimaala, 26, driver of the military vehicle; PFCs Jay Arabening, 21; John Ordon, 29; Sgt. Genaro Paticaros, 36. Rushed to the Guihulngan District Hospital were seven with minor injuries. This was reported by Lt. Monroe Bongyad. WATER SPOUT The mini tornado ensued during a sudden four-hour heavy downpour, Thursdsay afternoon, which hit the eastern shorelines of Negros Oriental. The owners of t he hit ho uses were Ri cardo Tan, Ju nny Eumague, Jai me Catalylo, and Rasmon Cabanog. They lost part of their houses but their families were safe. Nobody was killed nor injured. Two fishermen who were lost at sea were able to come home safely but were drenched due to the heavy rain.

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