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Mayor’s truck hits, kills 3!

WAR VINTAGE yellow cargo truck of the city mayor carrying live pigs from Malatapay Wednesday, driven by one Arsenio Tolomia, hit this multicab below killing three passengers and injuring many. Mayor helps all victims.

umaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria wasted no time in lending assistance to the victims of Wednesday’s major collision along highway Lipayo, Dauin between the Dumaguete bound private cargo truck loaded with live pigs for his private business, and a passenger multicab bound for Dauin carrying several passengers wherein three were killed including the driver and injuring several others. Immediately after learning of the tragic accident involving a cargo truck owned by his

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THREE DIED in this passenger multicab including the driver. The head on collision happened at Lipayo, Dauin.

Crimes up by 140% Jan to June 2013 BY DEMS DEMECILLO

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irport security is placed at high risk at the Sibulan-Dumaguete airport these days, because all its x-ray machines for passengers and cargoes are out of order. (see photo below) And worse, this has been so for the last three years for the x-ray machine at entry point, and for the pre-departure area, its x-ray machine has been down for one year now.

This means, any terrorist threat can slip past the manual inspections now done by airport security, thereby putting the lives of one thousand passengers in danger every day. There are at least 1000 daily passengers, for the five round trip flights to and from Manila and

Cebu wherein flights are fully booked. They pay P15 for airport security fees (ASF) for every ticket. This means P15,000 daily income for the Office of Transportation Security (OTS), under the Dept of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). The OTS here is under Vilma

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UMAGUETE CITY: Negros Oriental’s capital city noted a virtual surge of criminal incidents in the first half of 2013 if compared to the same period in 2012 based on the figures presented by the Philippine National Police. From January to June 30 2013, crime volume climbed to 484 from the previous 200 for the same period last year. There were 362 index crimes and 122 non-index crimes.

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Santa and Gui only areas with NPA?

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xcept for Sta Catalina in the south and Guihulngan city in the north, the whole province is now virtually free from the affectations of the revolutionary New Peoples’ Army.

HOW CAN DOTC AFFORD to leave this two AIRPORT X-RAY MACHINES unfixed, one for 3 years now (left) and the final check x-ray machine for one year now? DOTC collects P15 per passenger for Aviation Safety Fee (ASF). Is this what DOTC means by ASF? Some 1,000 passengers take the four Dumaguete-Manila daily flights and one to Cebu.

PCOS didn’t read 323,188 NegOr ballots!

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hocking, unbelievable, but very unfortunate: so many PCOS machines assigned in Negros Oriental didn’t read at least 323,188 ballots during the May 13 elections here! This was confirmed by the Comelec’s I.T. computer center based also on figures from the Comelec itself. . REASONS: According to HazelAurea, CVL (I.T.) technician ers “over-voted” causing the PCOS machines to skip team leader of the Comelec provincial office, the reareading the entire slate which were over-voted; sons are either of the following: For instance, if a voter shaded all or more than 1.) Self-inflicted defects on the ballot by the votone mayoral or gubernatorial candidate, the whole ers themselves who either smeared, adulterated, or slate for mayor or governor was not read by PCOS. To page 7 wrongly shaded the portions assigned; 2) many vot-

This was contained in a report of the 302nd brigade during the peace and security forum held in Dumaguete Wednesday spearheaded by the Philippine Information Agency and a non-government organization, Affirmative

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Politics! Politics! Three more elections!

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uring the next two months or so, there shall have been four more elections, one of which was just over, the Mayors League of Negros Oriental. Elected president is Amlan Mayor Bentham dela Cruz. The next two in August 7 and 15 will be the Philippine Councilors League chapter officers and the Vice Mayors’ League, respectively. October 16 will be the

barangay council elections from which ABC presidents will elect their provincial and city /municipal counter parts. MAYORS LEAGUE: To page 15

“NO MATTER HOW FAR YOU’VE RUN FROM GOD, HE’S ONLY A PRAYER AWAY.”

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“Not a loyalty check” - Gen. “Pat” critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

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Pork barrels should be audited by PICPA

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Brig. Gen Francisco Patrimonio, 302nd brigade commander, said that their calls on newly elected officials in their offices are not “loyalty checks” but courtesy extended to duly constituted authorities, such as their visits to mayors below: Top left – BGEN PATRIMONIO (right) and LTC SISON greet Mayor Lawrence S Teves (center) of Tanjay City during their courtesy call at the City Hall. Bottom left – Mayor Mercy T Goni (center) of Bais City briefed by BGEN PATRIMONIO (right) with LTC SISON in the Mayor’s Office, City Hall. Top right – Mayor Jorge Joan L Reyes (left) of Guihulngan City thanks the Bayanihan Team of 11th IB under LTC ISAAC (right) during their courtesy call at City Hall. Bottom right – Mayor Jimmy Jayme L Clerigo (left) of Canlaon City welcomes the party of BGEN PATRIMONIO at Canlaon City Hall.

TOP OF THE WEEK Dauin mishap victims get prompt Sagar aid BY DEMS DEMECILLO

mmediately after learning of the tragic accident involving a cargo truck owned by his private business in Dauin, Dumaguete City Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria dispatched two of his staff and City Legal Officer Neil Rey Lagahit with just one clear instruction: to coordinate with the victims’ families so that all possible assistance shall be provided.

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So, Who invited who? Guv may turn Liberal BY DEMS DEMECILLO apitol maintains that Governor Roel Degamo was offered to join the Liberal Party by “Manila-based Liberal party officials” and that he is keeping his options open. This was confirmed by provincial administrator Arnel Francisco . PNOY was reportedly impressed by Degamo’s overwhelming victory in the last elections. On the other hand, Provincial Chair of the Libformer 1st District Jocelyn eral Party, Degamo has to Limkaichong was quoted as undergo party processing if declaring that as Vice- he likes to join the adminisPresident of Visayas and To page 18

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Jealous Warlie charged in Tambolan massacre t was the jealous husband who did it after all. This was the conclusion of the Tayasan Police before proceeding to file parricide charges against Warlie Islaw for the massacre of his own wife Margie, who was 6months pregnant at the time of the slayings, siblings Sed Wilfred and Larabelle.

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Only the 2-year-old daughter survived the May 30 slaughter inside their home in Tambolan, Tayasan. All the victims bore multiple stab wounds.

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Erames gets Capitol nod for PCL president

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umaguete City Councilor Saleto Erames may find himself back at the Provincial Board if he wins the Presidency of the Philippine Councilors League after the August 7 elections, in which 8 other councilors have signified their intention to contest. Provincial Administrator Arnel Francisco confirmed that Governor Roel Degamo is solidly behind Erames for having shown his capacity to rise above partisan consid-

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Militant organizations continue to describe the Operation Bayanihan as a propaganda tool of the government and military . L-R: Juliet Ragay-Banica-Amihan, Carlos Solano-Kaugmaon-KMP, Eddie Lazaro-ND Motor-Piston, Candido Ebarle-Kabataan NegOr., Jose Luis Blanco-Karapatan, NegOr., Favian Magallanes-Bayan NegOr. BY CHOY GALLARDE

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uman Rights group Karapatan continues to howl against the implementation of OplanBayanihan as a form of militarization in Negros Oriental in expressing doubt as to the alleged surrender of mass base supporters and former rebels of the New Peoples Army in a ceremony held at Sitio Quadra, barangay Mantiquil, in Siaton last week. (To page 15)

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T WILL BE AT THE height of hypocrisy if congress will ever abolish their most important yet the most controversial item of their interest called the pork barrel, termed PDAF, the Priority Development Assistance Fund. It would seem that among many legislators, the pork barrel is the most important concern , over and above giving priority to legislative work. Most of them also retain lawyers as “consultants” to draft their bills. -o0oFor if you see the track record of congress, the bigger laws of national importance are voted along party lines, while the laws of local application are relegated to the locally elected legislators, -o0oThe latest billion-peso scam on pork barrel which is the handiwork allegedly of 28 legislators cannot even pass the strictest scrutiny and would come out clean without any definite paper trail. Precisely the hand of professional corruption is seen all over the face of issue itself . NO trace of corruption. Professionals. -o0oIt would of course be the greatest of all legislative miracles if congress will ever get to abolish the pork barrel as what most people want, because it is the most tempting source of corruption , the pork barrel not being subject to public audit. The nitty gritty of its implementation and release is given to individual legislators and ADB. -o0oThere is also that “hard pork” which is assigned to the dept of public highways but w hich are also upon part instruction ex cathedra by legislators. The “soft pork” which is usually half the budget of P200M for senators and P70M annually for congressmen is on the sole discretion of legislators and bidden by local contractors. Some , I mean, many, are under negotiated contracts. This is where their donations come from. ( As if they own the taxpayers’ money.) -o0oSOMETHING GOOD But there’s really something good in the “soft pork” because every year, hundreds if not a couple of millions are released by congressmen thru DBM every year, to the major and minor government hospitals of the country. The Heart Center, the Lung Center, the Kidney center and all medical centers of government are given notices of pork releases of congressmen and senators. These are reserved for indigents from the provinces who seek medical attention if not operation in Manila -o0oThese are all charged to PDAF funds of legislators. How many organ transplants and heart by-pass operations were financed by these PDAF funds is to the credit of the pork barrel funds. Our congressmen also do not want to release the list of beneficiaries, especially amount given, lest they be accused of favoritism for some. But if there were none of these pork, where will the poor patients go for major operations in Manila? Without the pork funds, they will be virtual Mona Liza patients: who “ just lie there and they die there.” To page 5

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DOJ’s anti drug prosecutor is from Bais City

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he Department of Justice’s (DOJ) top prosecutor of highly sensitive drug cases, Deputy State Prosecutor Theodore M. Villanueva traces his roots, and affinity with the Villanuevas of Bais City, Negros Oriental. Senior Assistant Deputy State Prosecutor Villanueva recently spoke before barangay officials who attended the regular Seminar Workshop on Good Barangay Governance for National Transformation conducted by the Pimentel Institute for Leadership and Governance (PILG) in coordination with the University of Makati. The project is a brainchild of retired Sen-

Editorial Airport security at high risk

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ach of the 1,000 air travellers at the D um ag u et e -S ib u la n airport, pays P15 per ticket for A.S.F. or “airport security fee.” Yet, for three years now, the entrance x-ray machine at the airport which is out of order and another one at the pre-departure area, had been down since last year. Not only is the government agency concerned putting all airline passengers at high security risk, they are also putting two major airlines in equal jeopardy unless the security machines are fixed the sooner, the better, by the Dept. of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). No less than one thousand air travellers are taking the four daily round trip flights to Manila and back to Dumaguete EVERYDAY plus one round trip to Cebu. What are the DOTC’s guarantees of safety minus these x-ray machines? Can they prevent terroristic acts into the cargoes or luggage compartments with this kind of neglect? Just consider and compute how 1000 daily air travellers are forced to pay P15

per ticket or P15,000 a day, P450,000 a month, P5.5Million a year and P15Million in three years, with zero xray service. What were the people paying for under the A.S.F per ticket ? Every air traveller who takes the Dumaguete route gets the daily jitters, including our congressmen and high officials who are regular flyers. How many times have our congressmen been pestering the DOTC to fix security machines here, ——and to no avail? Ask Rep. George Arnaiz how DOTC has responded. It is even hard to locate the baggage of one who skips his flight, how much more slipping terroristic gadgets into the cargoes that do not pass x-ray inspection? We asked the Office of Transport Security (OTS) at the airport under Vilma Bajamunde and she said, for the nth time she has reported the matter to DOST and to our congressmen who are regular flyers, to no avail, and she doesn’t know why. What many people do not know is that when Vice President Binay came to Dumaguete for the second time there To page 15

“To ignore sciences is to harm ourselves” cience – Journalism” – since it is not as cute and thrilling – is often crowded out by politics, conflicts, crime, show business, business and sports in the news. A three day seminar in Manila recently sponsored by the Science and Development Network and the (PPI) Philippine Press Institute , however, awakened us  25 journalists nationwide that there is a need to develop “Science Journalism” – because, unaware as we always are, these stories actually represent life and death issues to humankind. Media has a responsi- “Science and Technology stalls batteries in places to bility to act as the intermedi- sector” AGHAM (led by help them track earthary – the brilliant medium to former media man Angelo quakes, the bad boys steal interpret complex scientific Palmones) failed to get a and sell them for scrap facts into an understandable party list seat in the 2013 metal  value.  When Pagasa sets up copper wires language to the public. This polls. is sometimes difficult in a People refuse to real- under bridges to help forecountry where science and ize that when we burn foli- cast the weather, the technology take a backseat, age, overfish, dynamite thieves steal the wires.We but that is no excuse to ab- marine life, do underwater don’t care for anything else dicate this media social re- seismic surveys,throw and but ourselves. Being too few but well sponsibility. not segregate garbage, run The speakers agreed inefficient cars or smoke trained in the field, we lose there is a lack of “science cigarettes endlessly – that our scientists to other counculture” in the country and Nature will get back to us in tries at five times their Philippine salaries – while we the only Party List to ban- a raging fury. To page 21 ner the under – represented When Phivocs  in-

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Department of Justice Senior Assistant Deputy State Prosecutor Theodore M. Villanueva (left) with lawyers Gwen Pimentel-Gana, President of the Pimentel Institute for Leadership and Governance (PILG), and Jay Dejaresco, PILG Executive Director.

ate President Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr., who has devoted his life outside politics training local government officials on the practices not only of good governance, but also of transformative leadership. State Prosecutor Villanueva expounded on the role of barangay leaders in the drive against the proliferation of illegal drugs, and their specific roles and duties in prosecuting drug cases, a heinous crime. Villanueva has had extensive training abroad in many aspects of prohibited drugs, To page 5 40 40

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critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

(email:dejaresco_ely@yahoo.com)

Pork barrels should be audited by local auditors and PICPA (From page 2)

-o0oRetired legislator Meniong Teves is among the few who publicly disclosed where his medical pork barrel went. He also has paid income taxes for the monthly P200-thousand allowances given to congressmen. He even published a short book, “The Legacy of Transparency of a Traditional Politician”. In it he disclosed where his PDAF went. Thanks to his legacy. We hope some day, many legislators will also disclose where their pork barrels went. Of course these money come from our taxes too, so we all have the right to know. -o0oWe are also sure that our other congressmen like George Arnaiz and Henry Teves also gave part of their PDAFs to these major hospitals and our provincial hospitals as well. Their beneficiaries can attest to that. -o0oPersonally, we don’t favor the PDAF’s abolition, so long as the public will be informed and can check and verify where the PDAF funds went. I think it is only fair. Perhaps an amended law can provide that PICPA chapters who could legally represent the taxpayers, can audit the PDAF funds and provide full disclosure. That will easily solve the controversies and erase all suspicions of graft.

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(From page 4) specially in the United States where the illegal drug problem has also taken centerstage in the fight against criminality. Villanueva revealed that “Heroin”, a popular prohibited drug in North America is a liquid substance that is administered to the human body, usually by using needles and syringe. However, it was the Filipino that invented the “solid heroin”. Heroin has been transformed from its liquid form to powder, much like the “polvoron” so that it can be taken orally, or by sniffing (through the nose) Villanueva said Filipinos “solidified” heroin because Filipinos are usually uncomfortable, or afraid of using needles and syringes. That is why, Villanueva said, when visitors enter the United States, US customs and border patrol often ask whether visitors are bringing “polvoron”. If visitors inform that they are bringing “polvoron”, drug sniffing dogs are immediately brought in to inspect. Meanwhile, Villanueva said barangays are in the forefront in the campaign against drug abuse. As a matter of fact, drugs raids always involve the presence of elected officials, and it is the barangay officials whose assistance are sought by law enforcers. That is why he said, barangay officials must be trained and made familiar with all forms of prohibited drugs. Barangay officials must also be acquainted with the raid procedures because this can spell the difference between success and failure in the prosecution of drug cases. Barangay officials who witness drug raids vital witnesses in the criminal prosecution of illegal drug cases. In his message to barangay officials, State Prosecutor Villanueva said: “All of us are aware of the ever growing menace of dangerous drugs its ill effects on our lives, community and country. It is not imaginary, it is reality. It affects not only the youth but also the mid-

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dle aged members of our society and sometimes even our senior citizens. It has brought sadness, frustrations, disappointments, displacements and death. It has produced Wasted youths, the very future of our country, who become victims of drug pushers both local and foreign. Everyday we see people being arrested for violations of the law on dangerous drugs, that court dockets are filled with drug cases. Numerous court trials about dangerous drugs are common sight everyday. Detentions centers are filled with violators of the law on illegal drugs. This must stop. The barangay being the basic government unit of the country should be in the forefront in the drive against dangerous drugs, they being the vanguards in the everyday lives of our citizens. No amount of police work would stop this drug

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Sandra Jean Chua Cuasito, namely: Harvey Calaylay Cuasito; Selestyne Jacey C. Cuasito and Szymon Johar C. Cuasito, herein represented by their biological/natural father Harvey Calaylay Cuasito, have executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement on a sum of money that the late Sandra Jean Chua Cuasito deposited with Metro Bank Dumaguete Branch under Savings Account Nos. 3-44310994-4; 1-443-02110-6 and 0-443-00703-4 per Doc. No. 332, Page No. 69, Book No. XLV, Series of 2013 entered in the notarial register of Atty. Rafael C. Orillana. The Negros Chronicle July 21, 28 & Aug. 4, 2013

menace if the barangay and our local government units would not share in the fight. So I encourage and rally our local elected officials to continue with their strong, dedicated and vigilant role in the fight against illegal drugs. Mabuhay kayong lahat.”

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“Pork” Undermines local autonomy

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e love to eat fresh fish. But when our fisherman friend gave us fish and one of them is a tiny coral reef fish that was literally breathing, I didn’t have a heart to kill it. I felt like gasping for breath too. Seconds of indecision passed. Finally my son said, “It’s okay if we will let go of this fish, Mommy. This one might survive. The others are dead but this one is still trying to breath.” My silence meant yes so he put back the fish into the shallow water and we watched with relief as the fish rapidly got lost as it swam back to safety. The poor little fish had the second chance to live. Maybe it will have a chance to grow and produce more fish and feed UFFET more mouths. How many of us had second chances? We love OLAR life and still grateful for many chances that we receive from God even if living can be extremely ILLEGAS hard and dangerous sometimes. Surviving goes beyond the physical capacity to hold on to life. e-mail: blue_bell57@yahoo.com The Will to live is tantamount to living with anyHow. Disease may damage our cells, but not our spirit . Spending time in those sparkling blue wa- the deepest and dark- etal structures. the beach gives me a ters. est part of the ocean We can take time feeling of sheer freeSnorkeling is one where living condition is to a ppr e cia te a nd dom. The vastness of of my pastimes these very harsh, scarce food, protect our marine open space where the days . Under w a te r no light, extreme cold sea meets the sky in an scenery inspire my and high pressure are life as they protect us explosion of colors paintings and lessons equipped with bodies f r om hung e r a nd makes me wonder how are learned as I bond that can produce light s ave us f rom ou r huge and exciting God with these e xciting to light their way, se- selves. It is awesome to is. He did not hold marine creatures. duce a mate, avoid an back His generosity to The fish taught me enemy or attract food. think that God gave man as the beauty of that you can enjoy the To cope with high pres- them special thoughts, the skies and land can- water even if you are sure, their small bodies though they seem to be not even equal the surrounded by preda- are made of gelatinous less important to us hubeauty underneath tors. Fishes that live in substance with less skel- mans.

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ere are the last two jewels, faith touchpoints, from Pope Francis’ encyclical Lumen Fidei as cited by Fr Thomas Rosica, CSB, in his commentary on The Light of Faith. The first eight have been in my last two columns. NANCY 9. From Paragraph 53: RUSSELL “Young people in particular, CATAN who are going through a e- mail : period in their lives which is nan cy.catan@yahoo.com so complex, rich and important for their faith, ought to themselves be caught up in feel the constant closeness and guided by his love, and support of their families enlarges the horizons of and the Church in their jour- existence, gives it a firm ney of faith. We have all hope which will not disapseen, during World Youth point. Faith is no refuge for Days, the joy that young the fainthearted, but somepeople show in their faith thing which enhances our and their desire for an ever lives. It makes us aware of more solid and generous a magnificent calling, the life of faith. Young people vocation of love. It assures want to live life to the fullest. us that this love is trustworEncountering Christ, letting Turn to page 12

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ietnam War : 9,087,000 military personnel served on active duty during the Vietnam War (August 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975).note: There were American troops in Vietnam in the 1950’s but the WAR did not start until 1964 2,709,918 Americans served in Vietnam. Veterans represented 9.7% of their generation. JAMES “KOJAK” HUGHS 240 men were awarded U.S. Army, Cpt (ret) the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War Three were of my platoon ( almost one my friends third of my personal The first man to die in command not counting 50+ Vietnam was James Davis, others we supported) Five in 1958. He was with the men killed in Vietnam were 509th Radio Research only Station. Davis Station in 16 years old. The Saigon was named for oldest man killed was 62 him. years old. 97% of Vietnam 58,148 were killed in Veterans were honorably Vietnam~four out of my discharged 91% of platoon 75,000 were Vietnam Veterans say they severely disabled ~five out Turn to page 20

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Beyond Rio

From lego to reality

FOOTSTEPS AND FINGERPRINTS

The Light of Faith

ork barrel originated from the US where we borrow or rather adopt all of our political philosophies, practices and institutions. In the States the government grants federal funds for legislators’ projects considered as less than essential in order to buy votes. Since not all Americans benefits from speAMB. JOSE cific projects of localities, they V. ROMERO, JR., appease voters by passing laws of PH.D. more general nature through legislative trading which basically is a system of”one during budget hearings. for you and one for Since pork was considered me”.This is described as pejorative or offensive a “logrolling”. term especially to Muslim Adopted in this country constituents,a euphemism ourlegislatures practice this was used – the Priority Degive and take system to fa- velopment Assistance Fund cilitate the passage of pork (PDAF) or Countryside Dein the chambers especially To page 20

ANY children come to me and talk very fondly about their lego toys. I must say that I had to do a little research on lego, since in my kidhood years, there were no such toys. Thus, I discovered why they like lego so much. It’s a child’s plastic construction set to make mechanical models. It stirs their imagination FR. ROY and creativity, and stimulates their liking for building things and making CIMAGALA believe. It challenges their ability to put into concrete form what they have in their meaning, a figurative refermind. ence to a make-believe They can choose ei- world that we seem to be ther to be very faithful to making in many aspects of the models they want to our life. Thus, we can hear copy, or they can introduce people talking about the innovations and even com- lego world in the global binations. But still, lego is economy that is supposed just a toy. It’s more for fun to be a far cry from what is and making fantasies or really happening in that area science fictions. It’s not of the world’s life. supposed to be taken seIt seems that what was riously. not supposed to be taken Nowadays, though, seriously is now taken seTurn to page 13 lego has acquired another

midst the sea of flags, waved at Pope Francis’ first public Mass for World Youth Day rites, was the Philippine tricolor. Youngsters had come to Rio de Janeiro from Slovakia , the Philippines , Bangladesh and Uganda . Time Magazine, this week, had the first pope from Latin America , on it’s cover. WYD ends Sunday. Will t JOHNNY Copacabana, morphing into a seaMERCADO side cathedral, blur the message to the young: (E-mail: “You are called to form a new juanlmercado@gmail.com ) generation that lives the faith and passes it on to the next generation nation, addressing a masThe nitty gritty of WFD sive assembly of young are attention-grabbing: people, at a time of social 60,000 volunteers, 273 ferment in the continent. catechesis events in 26 lanThis journey began with guages, 8,000 priests and what is now a Francis trade4 million communion mark. He carried his own hosts. And 6,000 journal- bag onto the plane. In flight, ists covered “the first he scrubbed -usual interLatin-American pope, on view with prepared queshis first foreign visit, to tions. Instead, he asked reTurn to page 13 South America ‘s largest

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PCOS didn’t read 323,188 NegOr. ballots (From page 1)

UNREAD RESULTS: In the case of the provincial results: Out of the 763,937 registered voters, only 613,028 actually voted. Thus for instance, Comelec figures show that for governor, the PCOS officially read only 524,565 ballots for votes for all gubernatorial candidates rendering 88,463 ballots unread because of either of the above stated defects. In the case of all mayoral bets in Negros Oriental, out of the 613,028 actual voters, only 526,181 ballots were read by PCOS , thus 86,847 ballots which voted for mayors were not read by the machine. These are Comelec’s figures.

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In the case of the three congressmen’s votes: out of the 613,028 actual voters, only 465,150 ballots were read by PCOS thus 147,878 ballots were not read because of any of the said defects. The Comelec confirmed. On this page with the confirmation by the Comelec, are the town-by-town figures of the ballots un-read by the PCOS machines. Try to make your own conclusions. These are done with honest intentions of making elections in the future more accurate and credible in accordance to the TRUE MANDATE of the people. QUESTIONS: Questions: would the difference of 323,188 unread ballots in Negros Oriental cause different winners in the last elections or not? The Comelec does

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From top column ... not know the answer. How do we know if the defective ballots were REALLY defective? Who can say that? We will have to look over all those ballots. But where are these defective ballots now? Who has custody of these? It will be very very expensive to overhaul and petition the House Electoral Tribunal to make a re-count. It will cost millions of pesos. This is an impossible task. It’s like re-doing the whole electoral process. The POINT IS THE RELIABILITY OF THE PCOS MACHINES: will future elections still use the PCOS if in last May 13’s polls, the PCOS in Negros Oriental alone, did not read 323,188 ballots which means valid but staled and failed MANDATE of the electorate?

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Did the PCOS machines , nationwide for that matter, REFLECT the TRUE MANDATE OF THE FILIPINO ELECTORATE? You as a citizen can make your own conclusions. We will also send these questions to the Comelec in Manila for further analysis , because surely, on a NATIONWIDE SCALE, the difference will run into millions of UNACCOUNTED BALLOTS—MEANING UNACCOUNTED VOTES —because of the two main reasons mentioned above by the Comelec itself. Question: so who is making the mandate now, the PEOPLE, or the MACHINES? Who can make elections honest and more credible: people, or machines? We demand that the Comelec make an official answer and People’s Organizations should also voice out their opinions for the sake of reflecting the true mandate of the people. In the meantime, the elected ones last May 13, will have to sit and perform their officially designated functions, until proven otherwise.

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A work to do For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – EPHESIANS 2:10

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Jesus described leadership from a new perspective. Instead of using people, we are to serve them. Jesus’ mission was to serve others and to give his life away. A real leader has a servants’ heart. Servant

Luke 11:1-13 Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ”Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day

leaders appreciate others’ worth and realize that they’re not above any job. If you see something that needs to be done, don’t wait to be asked. Take the initiative and do it like a faithful servant. our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.” And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,’ and he says in reply from within,

Sunday Thoughts To be prophetic (Part 2)

The agony of the prophetic calling must be seen in the fact that the Word is not quite enough; to be prophetic is to be engaged in creative involvement, in action that shatters old forms and unleash in the world a new power to effect change. The last verse of the passage DR. PROCESO UDARBE makes explicit the calling of Jeremiah; it is to “pluck up and break down; to destroy and to overthrow; to build and to plant.” These are all strong verbs; for ordinary verbs are hardly enough. As in the years of Jeremiah’s career, this is an hour of desperate need. There are ominous trends in our national life which give all of us a cause for deep concern. There is, for instance, the glorification of a certain kind of political power which puts too many millions in the hands of politicians for them to use according to their desire. And there is of course the drug market that has sapped the energy of some of our extremely talented young people. But one of our most criti-

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prophetic Word must be accompanied by prophetic action if we are to prevent our country from becoming again the “basket case.” We must pluck up and break down old ways, old traditions including old theological traditions of the Middle Ages concerning birth control, if we are not to become even worse than Bangladesh. Some years ago, the creator of Peanuts (the comic strip), Charles Schulz, visited the San Francisco Seminary when I was a student there. I have never forgotten his illustration which he did on a blackboard Charlie Brown and Linus were conversing about the prophetic calling. It had Charlie Brown saying: “When I grow up I’d like to be a prophet.” Linus turns his back on Charlie Brown and says: “That’s a fine ambition. The world can always use a few good prophets.” To which Charlie Brown says: “Maybe I could be a sincere false prophet.” We trust that you concerned young people today will not be of that type—sincere false prophets. But that you will be of the mold of Jeremiah— and of Amos who, confronted with the realities of his time, did not only say the Word, but did something about it in the world.

very man has work laid out for him to do; every man’s life is a plan of the Almighty, and way back in the councils of eternity, God laid out a work for each one of us. There is no man living that can do the work that God has got for me to do. No one can do it but me. And if the work ain’t done, we will have to answer for it when we stand before God’s bar. For it says: “Every man shall be brought unto them more. But if we take the talent that judgment, and everyone shall give an God has given us, and lay it carefully account of the deeds done in the body.” in a napkin and bury it away, God will And it seems to me that every one of us take even that from us. ought to take this question home tonight: God doesn’t want a man that has got “Well, am I doing the work that God has one talent to do the work of a man who for me to do?” God has got a work for was got ten. every one of us to do. Now in the parAll a man has got to answer for is able, the man who had two talents had the one that God has given him. If we the same reward as the man who had five were all doing the work that God has talents. got for us to do, don’t you see how the He heard the same words as the work of the Lord would advance? man who had five talents. “Well done, But some men are not satisfied with thou good and faithful servant, enter the talents they have, but are always thou into the joy of thy Lord.” The men wishing for someone else’s talent. Now, that take good care of the talents that To page 17 God has loaned them, he always gives

What is so good About Natural Family Planning

Bishop Rooker’s visit

i s h o p Frederick Z. Rooker’s visit was one issue raised in that letter of Arthur W. Prautch. The Prautch letter gives the impression that the situation for the Catholics in Dumaguete was desWhat is NFP? FR. GAMMY TULABING perate; that Bishop REV. FR. ROMAN C. In the Sympto-TherJCD, VG SAGUN, JR. Rooker had come “to mal Method of NFP (STM) mend breaches in the the wife observes and records three main fence” and to prevent a “general stamsymptoms of fertility: her basal (waking) tem- pede” into the Aglipayan church, but in perature, cervical mucus and changes in the vain, as he had only “helped the cause cervix. The couple learns to interpret these of his episcopal rival,” the Aglipayan symptoms to determine whether the wife is bishop, who everywhere was getting “an fertile or infertile at any given time. They then ovation.” govern their sexual activity according to The facts were quite the contrary. Mr. whether they are seeking to achieve or Prautch (said one commentator) was “withavoid conception. out doubt rather envious of the enthusiasDoes it work? tic welcome” that Dumaguete showed to A well-instructed and motivated couple Mons. Rooker on this his second visit to can practice STM successfully, and it will Negros Oriental. For three days, from Januprovide them with the same 99% level of ary 2 to 4, many people flocked to the town, reliability as the pill. seeking to have their children receive the The best way to learn is by taking a full sacrament of confirmation at the bishop’s course of instruction given by a profession- hands. ally-trained teaching couple who themselves So much was this the case that a dispractice the method. gruntled opponent of the Church felt comOne can compare this to instruction in pelled to complain in a Manila paper driving a car. Several instruction sessions about the “fanaticism” of the Catholic are needed and beginners must be espe- people of Negros: cially cautious until they gain experience. “This town (Dumaguete) is the last corHowever, whereas a mistake in driving can ner of religious fanaticism (fanatismofrailer) cause a tragic accident, a mistake in NFP in the Extreme Orient. Here, the roman can be at the most the occasion of the won- catholic religion is the instrument of ambiderful gift of a new baby! Millions learn to tious men who want to reach the heights of drive cars. NFP is a more important skill, power in the land, an insignificant element indeed a way of life, and well worth the ef- which at all cost wishes to place obstacles fort to learn! for progress, to be able to be avenged for Is NFP not the same as contracep- the imagined grievances suffered, by a tion? power that was of the past to be forever Not at all. Only NFP can help to achieve lost. It is the monastic power in the Philippregnancy. Even when NFP is used to avoid pines.” pregnancy, all that the couple does is to The main purposed of Bishop refrain from sexual intercourse in the fertile Rooker’s second visit to Negros Oriental phase of the cycle. Refraining is not an act was to see the nuns, the Sisters of St. and so cannot be wrong in itself. Of course Paul de Chartres. They had not been “exeven NFP can be used selfishly by a cou- pelled from France” nor were they “refuple to avoid having children, but whereas gees” (as the Prautch letter said). They inactivity may be good or bad according to had come from Saigon at the bishop’s circumstances, contraceptive behaviour is invitation to help bolster up the faith of To page 12 To page 19 avid Prentis of the Couple to Couple League, Int’l. explains the beauty and the effectivity of the Natural Family Planning Methods:

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HEALTH IS WEALTH

Healthy Diet Connections t is normal for the human body to lose muscle mass with the passage of time. But while this may seem inevitable, it is also preventable. Muscle loss in the older people is also known as “sarcopenia”. Studies have shown ize inflammation. that inflammation is one of the main causes (aside from Sugar-Fat Connecdeclining hormone levels). tion Inflammation is caused by Internists say that the free radical damage in the more sugar you take the less body. One major cause is fat your body burns. The only being in a diet that is not way for the body to get rid health-friendly. of sugar is to burn it. And If you want to increase the sugar that is burned is muscle mass consider the stored in the liver as glycofollowing: gen. If you keep on eating • Eat a nutritious diet. sweets your glycogen would • Exercise moderately. reach its maximum level. NOTE: Over exercising in- This excess sugar gets creases free radical dam- stored as fat and you will age. gain so much weight. That’s • Take daily antioxi- why uncontrolled eating of dant, a vitamin-mineral sup- sweets or large carbohyplement, plus an extra dose drates like white rice, pansit, of vitamin C to help neutral- pasta, white bread, etc. with

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From page 8 the people of Negros, particularly of the young. Incidentally, there were not eight of them (as mentioned by Prautch) but only seven. (It is humorous to note that the newspaper that published Prautch’s letter in both English and Spanish translated his “eight nuns” into “ocho nuncios”!!) To the Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres Bishop Rooker addressed some encouraging words: “I had you come for the conservation of the faith in this country; it has not been cultivated since more than 300 years. It is the good God who has chosen you for this work. If we strive to have Him loved without superstition, without

hypocrisy, then we would have done much for these people…. I will be with you, six, seven, or even eight months, and if it must be, I will transfer my bishopric see from Jaro to Dumaguete.” The nuns themselves, upon arriving in Dumaguete, had very good impressions of the people. Writing to their superior in France, one of the Sisters said: “The people of Dumaguete are good and instinctively bent toward the beautiful and good; they love fine ceremonies and music especially during the church celebrations.” Moreover, the Sisters recognized that “they (the people) have much faith but are rather addicted to practices more or less superstitious due to a deep ignorance.” That original group of Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres started a school that today is still flourishing under the direction of Filipina members of their congregation: St. Paul’s University of Dumaguete.

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thy and worth embracing, for it is based on God’s faithfulness which is stronger than our every weakness.” 10. From Paragraph 57: “Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence, a history of goodness which touches every story of suffering and opens up a ray of light. In Christ, God himself wishes to share this path with us and to offer us his gaze so that we might see the light within it. Christ is the one who, having endured suffering, is “the pioneer and per-

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DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA

Fellow, Philippine Psychiatric Association

too much sugar is toxic. It causes diabetes and obesity (over weight). Nutritionist’s advice: • Eat sweets after a full meal, but never as a snack, appetizer or as a main course. • Drink a cup of ampalaya tea minutes after eating dessert. • Take one capsule of organic powdered turmeric (Luyang dilaw or yellow ginger) after a meal.

fecter of our faith” (Heb 12:2).” I find this quote from Paragraph 53 indeed very relevant as the 2013 World Youth Day culminates today July 28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pope Francis, in his first international trip as pontiff, attended the weeklong youth activities and emphasized this message in his interaction with the youth and dignitaries in Rio. He urges us not to test God’s patience with our doubts and uncertain faith, but to be ready to let ourselves be led, to step out of our comfort zones and find “the God of perpetual surprises.” Only in this way can we check out the authenticity of our faith in God, regardless of religious affiliation. Only in this way can we discover the fullness of God’s love and faithfulness that He is so eager to share with us. Only in this way can we respond in love and joy to this ever-present challenge to continue our faith journey.


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U.S. Citizenship – Acquiring by Birth or Nationalization

U.S. citizenship can be acquired, by either birth or nationalization. For many Filipinos married to a U.S. Citizen or children born to a U.S. parent or parents living in the Philippines, obtaining their U.S. Citizenship can be very important. As a U.S. citizen, they can have U.S. passport, may qualify for Social Security benefits, to mention just some of the benefits of being a U.S. citizen. The following is an overview of some of the rules applicable in obtaining U.S. Citizenship mainly for children born in the Philippines. With very few excep- whether it is the mother or dence requirements in eftions, everyone who is born the father who is the U.S. fect at the time, and whether within the United States is citizen. As a general rule the father had promised to automatically a U.S. citizen. a child born out of wed- provide financial support for Citizenship is conferred on lock to a U.S. citizen the child until the child turned the child regardless of the mother will be a citizen 18 years of age. citizenship or U.S. immigra- from birth if the mother, The Child Citizenship tion status of the parents. before the child’s birth, Act of 2000 (CCA 2000) enaCitizenship may also be had one continuous year of bles certain biological and transmitted to a child born physical presence in the adopted foreign-born chiloutside the United States if United States. A child born dren of U.S. citizens to acat least one of the parents out of wedlock to a non quire U.S. citizenship auis a U.S. citizen. Whether a U.S. citizen mother and a tomatically when they entransmission has occurred U.S. citizen father who ter the U.S. as lawful perdepends upon a number of does not either legitimate manent residents and by factors – the date of the or acknowledge the child naturalization. To obtain child’s birth, whether the does not acquire U.S. citi- the benefits of CCA 2000 birth took place in or out of zenship at birth. the child must have at least wedlock, whether only one If a child born out of one U.S. citizen parent, be or both of the parents are wedlock to a U.S. citizen under the age of 18, live in U.S. citizens. father is legitimated or for- the physical and legal cusThe rules for children mally acknowledged by the tody of the U.S. citizen parborn out of wedlock out- father the child may be a ent and be admitted for side the U.S. are more U.S. citizen, depending on permanent residence as an complex and a child’s other factors such as immigrant. The biological claim to citizenship will whether the father, prior to child will acquire citizendiffer depending on the birth, had met U.S. resiTo page 15

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riously. Fiction is now made true-to-life. Fantasy is now considered real. Which brings us to a much deeper issue. And that is how do we correctly define reality? What is reality, in the first place? Would things in one’s imagination and dreams not qualify as part of reality? Would reality be simply defined as anything that has physical and material existence, anything that can be measured, seen, weighed, smelled, felt, etc.? How about ideas, judgments, reasonings, values, and other abstract or non-tangible things? Would they not be considered real? We need to tackle

these questions to resolve the issue of what reality is. We are supposed to live in reality, we are supposed to be realistic, we are supposed to be and to act real, but what is reality? With the distinction between objective and subjective, we can wonder whether one of them is real and the other not. But it would seem unfair that what is subjective would be considered wholesale as not real, just because it is subjective. For sure, reality has infinite aspects and possibilities, because it simply does not only include material and tangible things. It also covers non-tangible things that can lend themselves to an infinity of levels, aspects, possibilities, etc.

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ports about their families — and gave a story. . He clobbered : a throw away culture in which the jobless young are set aside.. “We are running the risk of having a generation that does not work. From work comes a person’s dignity.” Once at Rio airport he climbed into an ordinary silver Fiat, and shook hands with warm greeters after his enotourage made a “wrong turn”.; The security men were not amused. The first major event was a Mass at Our Lady of Aparecida, . It houses the centuries old black Mary icon that fishermen found three centuries ago and draws 11 million pilgrims yearly. Francis prayed and later carried a replica of icon. That gesture phrase echoed the Document of Aparecida which then Cardinal Jorge Borgolio wrote. . It sees Marian devotion binding an increasingly diverse and globalized people…that. merges different histories into a shared one that leads to Christ.” “Young people are a powerful engine for the Church and for society. They do not need material things alone. Above \all, they need to have held up to them those non-material values which are, the memory of a people. “


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(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

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85 and Counting umaguete has earned the proud distinction of being a university town; it is a prestigious academic hub of the Visayas. While we count the 4 universities in our city as our prized academic gems, let us also recognize the humble primary and secondary schools in our city that have helped shape the many successful leaders and businessmen of our community here and abroad.

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the entry as to her sex was erroneously entered as Male instead of the correct one which is Female. Thus, this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on August 15, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published immediately, at the expense of the petitioner, for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five component cities. Furnish copies of this order to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. Given in Chamber this 17th day of June 2013 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) Ananson E. Jayme Executive/Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle July 21, 28 & Aug. 4, 2013

A souvenir photo of the young graduates with their teachers 5 decades ago, with Fr. Joseph Wang in the center, Fr. Joseph Liu on his left and Fr. Aloysius Chi on his right. One of the oldest primary-secondary school in this city is Holy Cross High School, established on July 15, 1928 by the Dumaguete Chinese Chamber of Commerce, whose members were leading businessmen in the city. A simple hut of wood and nipa housed the first school of 40 students started, then named the Dumaguete Chinese school. Ran with a principal and three teachers, it offered a simple primary education including basic education as well as Chinese arts and culture. The little school grew as students from the province and other islands came over for education; located at the corner of Sta. Catalina and Noblefranca Streets later got a new look after the war. It was a landmark in the city then; a three storey cement building with a basketball court cum gymnasium and a stage for school activities. Teachers were mostly local volunteers, wives or daughter in laws of the school board of trustees. In 1958, the Board of Trustees invited Chinese

priests from Manila to run the school; Fr. Joseph Wang headed the school as Director, Fr. Aloysius Chi was Dean of Studies and Fr. Joseph Liu was Dean of stu-

Holy Cross High School located along Sta Catalina and Noblefranca Streets, which many Dumaguetenos call their alma Mater. dents. The school was granted the government recognition for secondary education. The priests brought with them the values of discipline, diligence and hard work. Graduates of this school easily transitioned to the various universities here in Dumaguete and nationwide with some students even studying abroad.

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School. The school celebrated its Golden Jubilee on July 15, 1978 with a grand celebration, and this year it celebrated its 85th Founders Day. The school has come a long way. Its students of yesteryears are now the community leaders of our city, many of them successful businessmen and women; some are recognized professionals abroad. Today, this school continues its mission of strong education values for the young; now run by the Congregation of the Little Sisters of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus with Dr. Profetiza S. Lim as the school Principal. The student body is a happy mix of Dumaguetenos young; toddlers, children and young adults enjoy the quality of education every parent can wish for. Holy Cross High School join the other secondary school in the city that care and prepare our young for their journey into the next phase, their university life.


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was a bomb threat, at the Siublan airport according to Veronica Chuang, Civil Aviation Administration of the Philippines (CAAP) director. Security was mobilized and as usual, there was no bomb. But the issue is different: a real bomb could be slipped into one of the cargoes of the five daily outgoing flights, and with no x ray machine at Dumaguete airport, what can you expect. Who will be held responsible? We urge the DOST to please consider the P15Million in airport security fees paid by local passengers since the machines bogged down three years ago. What is motivating them for this official neglect? Being under the office of the President no less, DOST should keep up with PNOY’s good works and intentions.

Militants ... From page 2 Karapatan Negros Oriental chapter provincial coordinator Jose Luis Blanco cushioned the people in the hinterland barangays against what he described as a deceptive means of the army to lure the masses into taking their oath of allegiance when they haven’t take up arms against the government. Blanco asked: “If they are surrenderees, they should be entitled to livelihood assistance from the

government.” He also said no firearms were surrendered and that of the 28 as earlier reported by the army, only 18 were present and there are even others who volunteered to include themselves in front when told that they will receive something from the government. Blanco believes it was merely a showcase of the th 79 IB so they will have something to report to their higher bosses, which he said is the real motivation. Karapatan is expected to send a team to Sitio Quadra to inquire about the truth of

Erames gets ... From page 2 governor knows this too well being his colleague in his stint as Board Member,” Francisco said. Aside from Erames, thirdtermer Dumaguete City Councilor Antonio “TonyRems” Remollo also banks on the support of his counterparts in the other cities and municipalities many of whom voted for him in 2010 when he ran against BM Erwin Michael Macias. Remollo lost to Macias by 18 votes without a single congressman backing him. Others in the running are Danilo Teves-Leon, who reportedly enjoys the support of the councilors belonging to the Nacionalista Party, United Nationalist and some from the Nationalist People’s Coalition. The Liberal Party is fielding Chester Lim of Jimalalud. Dumaguete City Councilor Jose Victor Imbo has the backing of 2nd District Cong. George Arnaiz. Bayawan City’s Dan Aurelia, Tanjay City’s Steve Teves, Sibulan’s Dandi Concepcion and Vallehermoso’s Oliver Bongoyan complete the list of aspirants for the PCL presidency. (BY Dems Demecillo) the so-called NPA members who surrendered without firearms. This developed as Karapatan disclosed a total of 137 victims of extrajudicial killings from 2010 up to the present under the Aquino administration, 14 enforced disappearances, forced evacuation, mauling of farmers belonging to progressive groups, illegal arrests, among others. Blanco issued the statement as President Aquino was delivering his third SONA.jg

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From page 2 serious injuries to the five other victims, who are now confined at the Holy Child Hospital and Silliman University Medical Center. Lagahit met with the families of the dead, namely: Efren T. Yrad, the driver of the multi-cab, passengers Palconirie Deliña and Fermin Tuble. He assured that Mayor Sagarbarria, “prompted by humanitarian consideration and compassion,” will shoulder the wake and burial expenses of their dead loved ones. For the five injured passengers, namely: Michael Linard Alde, Heroyuki Balneg Kishi, Leonida Lagaylay, Josephine Willard Solamillo, and Donnavil Balansag. The mayor instructed the management of the two hospitals that he will help in the settlement of the bills of all the victims. The mayor’s assistance was met with much relief by the victims’ families who were so moved by Sagarbarria’s gesture that they defended him against some malicious inferences made by his critics in relation to the tragedy. As to his driver Arsenio Tolomia, the mayor can only offer his lament, but that he must undergo trial for the

Other officers elected in the league of mayors are: Bindoy Mayor Valente Yap, vice president; Jimalalud Mayor Hazel Billones, secretary; Mabinay Mayor DjangoUy, treasurer; Zamboanguita Mayor Kit Adanza, auditor; Sibulan Mayor Maning Diputado, business manager; District representatives: MAYORS Edcel Enardecido, Ayungon first district; Apollo Arnaiz, Mabinay 2nddist; Nathaniel Electona, Sta Catalina, 3rd dist. and Tayasan Mayor Susano Ruperto, general counsel. COUNCILORS LEAGUE August 7 will see five candidates vying for president , whose winner will sit as ex officio board member, whose salary will just be the balance of what he gets as city or town councilor: Councilors JV Imbo and Dan Leon, endorsed by the NPC; Tony Remollo and Chester Lim of JImalalud, LP; Dan Aurelia, endorsed by Rep Henry Teves; Elections will be held on August 15. Interim PCL board member is Steve Teves of Tanjay. Vice Mayors League elections will be on August 15 while barangay elections will be in October 16.

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ship automatically upon entry. An adopted child will acquire citizenship on the date the adoption becomes full and final in the U.S. The CCA 2000 also provides that biological or adopted children of U.S. citizens who are born outside the U.S., who reside abroad, and who did not acquire U.S. citizenship at birth, can apply to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for a certificate of citizenship by a naturalization process. If the requirements of CCA 2000 are satisfied, an application for naturalization can be filed with the USCIS from outside the U.S. When the application is approved, the child must then enter the U.S. usually with a B-2 visitor’s visa, to take an oath of allegiance, which may be waived if the child is too young to understand it, and become a U.S. citizen. CCA 2000 has various

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charge of Reckless Imprudence Resulting to Multiple Homicide and Multiple Serious Physical Injury. Sagarbarria prefers to look into the welfare of his driver’s wife and children, whom he considers as victims too. Lagahit said that they were trying to communicate with the 8th passenger of the multi-cab later identified in the police report as 22-year-old Junas Diaz, who escaped with minor injuries after jumping from the vehicle moments before the collision. Tolomia, who was believed to be under the influence of liquor and his helper Limesito Picore were largely unharmed. The two were travelling back to Dumaguete after buying livestock from Malatapay, Zamboanguita when it collided with the passenger multi-cab coming from the opposite direction. The lower extremities of the multi-cab driver was almost severed from his body and it was too hard for the family since he has two children still in high school while the other is currently a freshman BS Architecture student in Foundation University. Lagahit said that the mayor is so obviously distraught of the mishap considering that three lives were lost, five will have to bear the pain and one will have to face prison terms if the court finds him guilty. (By Dems Demecillo)

From page 16 have which destruct the audience, especially the young. At present, the SM Cinemas have 80 percent control of all movies in the country. Out of the recently concluded regional forum held in Dumaguete, the

MTRCB officials intend to bring it similarly to other key cities in the country, with emphasis on transportation, especially buses, that show movies indis-criminately without due regard of whether minors are among the riding public. “This is our mission. We intend to stand by it,” Aquino Gavino says.

other provisions allows a U.S. citizen parent to obtain a citizenship for a child born in the Philippines that are not discussed herein due to lack of space. It is important to note that there are many rules applicable to a child born in the Philippines that has a U.S. parent that may allow them to obtain U.S. citizenship. Some of the more common rules are discussed above. In addition, there are special rules for persons in the military, expedited procedures are available to naturalize certain children of U.S. citizens and the spouses of

some U.S. citizens working abroad. The above, provides a very basic overview of the various ways a child born in the Philippines of a U.S. parent or parents may acquire U.S. citizenship. U.S. law provides a complicated scheme for transmitting U.S. citizenship from a U.S. parent to their child (or not). This short article cannot possibly cover all permutations of the law also the law in this area seems to be in a constant state of change. Therefore, this article should not be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice tailored to the specifics of your situation.

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Real Estate HOUSE AND LOTS FOR SALE Motong, Dgte. City, 504 sqms, 3BR, 2 Toilet and Bath, fully fenced, with road right of way, spacious lawn, Clean Title at P2.5M ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pulantubig, Dgte. City 660 sqms, 3 BR, 2 Toilet and Bath spacious lawn, fully fenced, with road right of way, with extension house beside the main house with 4 BR, and 2 toilet and bath, clean title at P5.5M only ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bantayan, Dgte. City 250 sqms, 3B R; 2CR and b ath with maids quarter, w/road right of way clean title at P1.5M only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bagacay, Dgte. City 300 sqms, 3BR; 2CR and bath along the road spacious lawn clean title at P1M only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tub tubo n, S ibulan, 1,311 sqms, 4 BR, 2 CR and bath, spacious lawn, with car garage, fully fenced, with road right of way, clean title at P2.5M only ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bolocbolo c, Sibulan , 500 sqms. 4 BR , 2 CR and bath, spacious lawn, with garage, fully fenced, along the road, clean title, at P2.5M only ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Batingu el, Dgte. City, 346 sqms. 6 BR, 2 CR and bath, w ith car garage, along the road, fully fenced, clean title at P2.2M only ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Talay, Dgte. City, 500 sqms. lot area, 200 sqms. floor area, 3 BR, 2 CR and bath, with road right of way, well-maintained lawn, fully fenced, clean title, at P2M only ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jun ob, Dgte. City bran d new ho use finished just recently, 225 sqms lot area, 2BR, CR and bath car garage can accomodate 2 cars, well maintained lawn, fully fenced, clean title @3M only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pulangtubig, Dgte City, 211sqms lot area, 1BR, 1CR, fully fenced, w car park, w road right of way, @ P1.1M only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Batinguel, Dgte City, 321sqms lot area, 3BR, 2 CR and bath, with garage, well maintained lawn, with 6m wide road right of way, clean title @ P2.3M only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pulangtubig , Dg te. City, 355sqms lo t area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, spacious living rooms both at the 1st floor and at the 2nd floor, w garage, fully fenced, spacious lawn, along the road, clean title @ P3.2M only. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bantayan, Dgte. City, 300sqms lo t area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, fully fenced, w garage with road right of way, clean title @ P3.2M only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Batinguel, 450 sqms with various fruit trees with road right of way 1 BR, 1 CR and bath, at 900K only ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bagacay, Dgte. City 550 sqms lot area, spacious living room, 3BR, 2CR and bath, along the road clean title @ P3M only ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cantil-e, Dgte City, 1,000sqms lot area, 240sqms floor area, spacious living room, dining area, kitchen, w native living room, 1MBR, 2BR, 2 CR and bath , maids room, CR outside, fu lly fenc ed, well maintained sp acio us lawn, w c ar g arag e, p hone lin e, c able ready, high -speed broadband, w road right of way, clean tile @ 5.5M only ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Camanjac, Dgte City, 300sqms lot area, 2BR, 2CR and bath, maids quarter, w covered car garage, house built w native design, situated in an interior but cool place, w road right of way, clean title @ P2M only. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Can til-e, D gte City, 890sqms lo t area, 1MB, 3BR , 2C R an d bath, maids quarter, CR outside, spacious living room, well-designed garden, spacious lawn, car garage, fully fenced, along the road, clean title @ P8M o nly ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bac ong, Neg . Or., 1,235sqms lot area, 200sq ms floor area,1MB, 2BR, 2 CR and bath, maids quarter, w garage, spacious lawn, along the road, clean title @ P4M only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bacong, Neg. Or. 278sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bacong, Neg. Or. 262sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Bacong, Neg. Or. 250sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pulantubig, 64sqms 1BR, 1CR and bath, with road right of way, at 300K only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Junob, 187 sqms 4BR, 3 CR and bath, w/garage along the road, at P2.5M only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jun ob, 167 sq ms., B rand New H ouse 3BR, 1CR an d bath, ho use presentable, along the road, clean title @ P1.6M only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Cantil-e, Dgte. City 200sq.m floor area; 1000 sq.m lot area; 5 bedrooms; 3 aircon ; 3 bathrooms; 1 S torage ro om, covered parking lot; fully fenced; landscaped lot; fully furnished P5.8M

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FOR SALE 2 pcs. Bedroom set hardwood 39" x 78" 1 pc. Night table 1 pc. Dresser 1pc.Trunck for storage See to appreciate call 421-8112 lo ok f or Nena

ho says movies have become irrelevant? It might as well be another December 21, 2012 or the end of the world! But, since we are still here after the brouhaha brought about by the Mayan calendar, then, we have all the time to enjoy watching movies and more movies whether on the celluloid screen or in the comforts of our home via television. Indeed, the advent of Panonood.” All stalwarts in movies and television since their respective fields, the the American period has discussion became a lively, come a long way, t h o u g h t - p r o v o k i n g especially so that we had discourse on the issues already enjoyed the so- affecting the local movie called “Golden Age of industry and how ordinary Philippine Cinema.” citizens – film lovers all – Movies and television can do their share of are potent sources of spreading good cheer information as until today through our local films. they are still the cheapest The scope of form of entertainment. The authority of the MTRCB P110-P120 we pay at includes publicity Robinson’s to watch a materials, movies, and movie is, by far, still very television. Since it has affordable to anyone. revised the classification But, today movies ratings for television have gone beyond merely programs into general being an entertainment hub, patronage (G), parental but are also used as guidance (PG), strict vehicles for change. Thus, parental guidance (SPG), it was an opportune time for and X (disapproved), these the Dumaguete community content descriptors need to have engaged officials of to be known by the public. the Movie and Television Further, age brackets from Review and Classification 13, 16, and 18 have likewise Board to an interaction in a been included and regional forum recently on “Para sa Matalinong

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Junob, Dgte. City Junob, Dgte. City Junob, Dgte. City Junob, Dgte. City Bagacay, Dgte. City St. Paul’s Area, Dgte. City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Talay, Dgte. City Daro, Dgte. City Motong, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Fatima Village Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City San Jose St. Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave.,, Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Talay, Highway Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Daro, Dgte. City Balugo, Valencia, NegOr. Balugo, Valencia, NegOr. Locsin, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City East Balabag, Valencia, NegOr. Batinguel, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or. San Jose St., Dgte City Cadawinonan, Dgte City Balugo, Dgte City Balugo, Dgte City East Balabag, Valencia, NegOr. East Balabag, Valencia, NegOr. Batinguel, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Balugo Valencia, Neg. Or. Palimpinon Val., Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Magatas, Sibulan, Neg.Or Talay, Dgte City Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Junob, Dgte. City Bantayan, Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Valencia, Neg. Or.

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OCEAN VIEW LOTS FOR SALE

Residential Lots for Sale 248 sqms 250 sqms 500 sqms 396 sqms 300 sqms 503 sqms 337 sqms 421 sqms 200 sqms 520 sqms 423 sqms 320 sqms 200 sqms 305 sqms 150 sqms 268 sqms 250 sqms 336 sqms 402 sqms 400 sqms 396 sqms 402 sqms 1,000 sqms 400 sqms 425 sqms 243 sqms 2,781sq ms 856 sqms 1072 sqms 936 sqms 1000 sqms 1200 sqms 3020 sqms 6270 sqms 1270 sqms 472 sqms 468 sqms 876 sqms 2,219 sqms 600 sqms 1000 sqms 3020 sqms 1000 sqms 1000 sqms 2000 sqms 3000 sqms 7,446 sqms 3,375 sqms 1,000 sqms 1,500 sqms 2,000 sqms 296 sqms 987 sqms 3,500 sqms 363 sqms 477 sqms 1,037sq ms

classified. It was mentioned by Jackie Aquino Gavino, herself a movie actress, who has served the MTRCB for the past 12 years, that 34 percent of young Filipinos aged 0-14 spend 21 hours viewing television shows. This is a big chunk of the total Philippine population of 103 million Filipinos. While publicity materials should always be suitable for a general audience, sadly, this is not always true judging by some billboards that we

Real Estate

Real Estate Total Lot Area

BY CECILE M. GENOVE

PRICE P2,000/sqm P1,800/sqm P2,000/sqm P2,000/sqm P650K P2.2M P5,000/sqm P5,000/sqm P2,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,800/sqm P4,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P4,500/sqm P850K P1.6M P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm 550K P1.6M P2,500/sqm P1,300/sqm P1,300/sqm P6,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P550/sqm P1,120/sqm P1,000/sqm P1,200/sqm P1,400/sqm P1.2M P5,000/sqm P1,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P550/sqm P550/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P500/sqm P800/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P1,500/sqm P800/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P2,000/sqm P4.5M P3,500/sqm P7,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P2M

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

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LOTS FOR SALE Around Negros NEW STOCKS • Sta. Catalina, 4.3 hectares with sugarcane plantation ready for harvest @ P20.00 per sq.m. • Northern Junob, Dgte City, 19,900 sq.m. @ P1,500.00 per sq.m. • Candau-ay, Dgte City, 12,782 sq.m. @ P500.00 per sq.m. • Junob, Dgte City, along the road with fruit-bearing coconut trees @ P2,000.00 per sq.m. • Jimalalud, Neg. Or. 6,844 sq.m. with fruit bearing, coconut trees @60K

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anunay gisangyaw ang mga kaplag sa sensya kalabot sa pagpanguma, lakip na ang pagatiman sa kahayupan ug mga isda. Ang pangutana, naka-abot ba ang mga information ngadto sa hingtungdan? Sa mga tanum, ang humay ma-oy nag-una 56.64%, mais 22.02% , lubi 39.17% ug saging 23.65%. Sa mga kahayupan, 67.52% naghupot ug baboy, 32.18% baka, 15.71% kanding ug 14.63% carabao. Sa mga poultry ang nag-una mao ang manok 95.21% ug itik 9.07% (BAS). Ang tanan nga sector naghandum ug igo nga salapi nga igugol alang sa mga proyekto. Kasagaran, kon makahulam man ugaling, adto kuha sa mga nagpatanto o sa mga higala. Hanap ang kasiguruan nga maka kuha ug pohunan guikan sa mga banko, bisan duna may pipila ka banko nga mopahulam sa mga maguuma. Ang kasagaran nga kinahanglan mao ang kapital nga salapi, apan

ang lagmit makapahimulos sa bangko kadto na man ang ma-arang-arang na man hinunu-on. Kon kasayuran teknikal ang hisgutan, ubay-ubay sa mga mag-uuma nasayud na. Apan adunay mga angay mahibalo-an sama sa unsang paagi makab-ot ang mahimong pohonan. Sumala guihapon sa survey sa BAS, gapudyot lang ang mga kasayuran nga moabot sa atong mga mag-uuma, kon naa man galing, kadto lang ang yano nga butang panguma. Unta, moabot na ang mga paningkamot sa syensya, pagtunol ug pohunan ug paggiya sa mga programa ngadto sa kinabaga-an nga mga mag-uuma. xxxxx Sayop sa milabay: Ang ahensya sa patubig-NIA, dili AHA.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 63 Bayawan City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF

NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Upon extrajudicial petition/application for sale under Act No. 1508 filed by Cooperative Bank of Negros Oriental against Spouses ALEX D. TIZON and MARIA LUCIANA T. TIZON to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of April 16, 2013 amounts to FOUR MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTEEN & 48/100 (P4,407,813.48) only INCLUDING term interest, past due charges (past due interest and penalty), attorney’s fees, sheriff’s fees and other charges incidental to foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on August 21, 2013 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 63, Bayawan City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine currency, the following real property: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FT-7497

(Lot No. 13-C, Psd-07-040918) A parcel of land, with all its improvements existing thereon (Lot 13-C, of the subdivision plan, Psd-07040918, being a portion of Lot No. 13, Pls-764-D) situated in the Barangay of Villareal, Municipality of Bayawan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the SE, along line 2-3 by Lot 289, Pls-764-D, on the SW, along line 3-4 by Lot 13E., on the NW., along line 1-2 by Road (To Bayawan & Sta. Catalina), containing an area of ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (1,453) sq. meters, more or less. TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FT-7499

(Lot No. 13-E, Psd-07-040918) A parcel of land, with all its improvements existing thereon (Lot No. 13-E, of the subdivision plan, Psd07-040918, being a portion of Lot No. 13, Pls-764-D) situated in Barangay Villareal, City of Bayawan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the W, along line 1-2 by Lot 289, Pls-764-D, on the

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From page 8 that is all wrong. It is contrary to the spirit of Christ. Instead of wishing someone else’s talent, let us make the best use of the talents God has given us. Let us do all the business we can. If we can’t be a lighthouse, let us be a tallow candle. There used to be a period when the people came up to a meeting and brought their candles with them. The first one perhaps wouldn’t make a great illumination, but when two or three got there, there would be more light. If the people of this city should do this now, if each one should come here with his candle, don’t you think there would be a good deal of light? Let all the gas be put out in this hall, and one solitary candle would give a little light here. If we can’t be a lighthouse, let us be a tallow candle. Someone said, “ I can’t be anything more than a farthing sunlight.” Well, if you can’t be more than that, that is well enough. Be all you can. What makes the Dead Sea dead? Because it is all the time receiving, never giving out anything. Why is it that many Christians are cold? Because they are all the time receiving, never giving out anything. You go out every Sunday and hear good sermons, and think that is enough. You are all the time receiving these grand truths, but never give them out. NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED WILSON E. ALEJO, SR. Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late WILSON E. ALEJO, SR., of Lower Camanjac, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, who died on 17 Decemb er 2011, wh ich estate consists of Eight (8) Certificate of Stock of PETRON CORPORATION representing 6,600 shares, has been th e su bjec t of an Extraju dicial Settlement and Waiver of July 11, 2013, by and among his only heirs, namely his Spo use Estrellita Cimafranca Alejo and his legitimate children Estrella Alejo Balontong, Wilson C. Alejo, Jr. and Wilson C. Alejo III, wherein they agreed to adjudicate th e same shares o f stock by expressed waiver, assignment and renunciation to Estrellita Cimafranca Alejo, as evidenced in the document executed and acknowledge before No tary Pub lic Jesu s Ramon M. Quevenco of Dumaguete City and entered in his Notarial Register as Doc. No. 236, Page No. 27, Book No. II, Series of 2013. The Negros Chronicle July 14, 21 & 28, 2013

N., along line 2-3 by Lot 13-D; on the E., along line 34 by Lot 13-C, both of the subdivision plan; and on the S., along line 4-1 by Lot 14, Pls-764-D, containing an area of ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THREE (1,303) square meters, more or less. TAX DECLARATION NO. 99-27-0008-RBI This two-storey residential building is constructed on the land of Spouses Alex D. Tizon and Ma. Luciana T. Tizon, covered by TCT No. FT-7497 located at Barangay Villareal, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental and used as a family residence of the herein Mortgagors. TAX DECLARATION NO. 99-14-0009-R A parcel of residential land, with all its improvements existing thereon, Cadastral Lot No. 343, Pls244, located at Barangay Kalumboyan, City of Bayawan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros, Philippines. Bounded on the N; by Lot No. 346, on the S., by Lot No. 342, on the E., by Road Lot; and on the W; by Lot No. 344, containing an area of SIX HUNDRED (600) square meters more or less. This Notice of Extrajudicial Sale shall be posted in the Bayawan City, Negros Oriental in four (4) conspicuous places where the above-mentioned properties is situated and one copy shall be posted in the Office of the Clerk of the Regional Trial Court-Branch 63, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental where the public auction shall be conducted and another copy shall be published in a local newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) components cities. Prospective bidders/buyers may investigate for themselves the titles and the tax declarations of the above-described properties and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event that public auction should not take place, it shall be held on August 30, 2013, the same time without further notice. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental this 28th day of June 2013. (Sgd.) ATTY. RAY STEPHEN T. LOGRONIO Clerk of Court VI and Ex-Officio Sheriff The Negros Chronicle July 28, Aug. 4 & 11, 2013

NOTICE OF AUCTION All unredeemed pledges left during the month of March 2013 of the ff CEB UANA LHU ILLIER PAWNSHOP branches will be sold at Public Auction on August 2, 2013 at Aguinaldo St., Bais City (8:30 am) • Aguinaldo St., Bais City • Roxas St., corner Mab ini S t., Bais City, Negros Oriental • National Hig hway corner Aglipay St., Bais City • 499-E National Highway, Public Market, Tan jay, Neg ros Oriental • Magallanes St., Tanjay, Negros Oriental • Po blac ion Amlan, Negros Oriental • Pub lic Market, Sib ulan , Neg. O r. • L. Aguilar St., Pamplon a, Negros O riental • Ro xas St. co rner Mabin i St., Bais City at So uth Road , Tabuc tubig, Dumaguete City (8:00 am) • 57 Silliman Ave., B rgy 6, Dumaguete City • 149 Gov. Perdices St., Brgy 5, Dumaguete City • Cervantes St., Dumaguete City • Level 1, Bldg.5, Du magu ete Pub lic Market C omplex, Dumaguete City • Noblefranca c or Sta. Catalina St., Dumaguete City • Cor. Mab ini & Pinili Sts., Dumaguete City • Unit B, G/F B ricktown Center Bldg., North c or A ldec oa Drive, Brgy Daro, Dumaguete City • Rizal Bo ulevard, Dumaguete City • corner Maria Cristina & Legaspi St., Dumaguete City • Cor Perdices Sta Rosa St., Brgy 3, Dumaguete City • San Jose St., Dumaguete City • S outh Road, Tabuc tubig, Dumaguete City • National Highway corner East Rovira Road, Dumaguete City • G/F Ever Mall Bldg., Perdices St., Dumaguete City at Po blac ion, Basay, Negros Oriental (8:00 am) • National Highway, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental • National H-way, Siaton, Neg.Or. • Juan Lun a Street., B rgy Po blac ion , Sta. Catalina,Negros Oriental • 1160 Rizal St., Tinago, Bayawan, Neg.Or. • Claro M. Rec to S t., Bayawan City • Pob lacion, Basay, Negros Oriental at Catambo an, Lazi, Siquijor (8:30 am) • North P oblacio n, L aren a, Siqu ijor • Atad Street, New Public Market, Siqu ijor • Catamboan, Lazi, Siquijor at S. Villan ueva M.L . Q uezo n, Guihulngan Cty (8:30 am) • Pob. Mabigo, Canlaon City • S. V illanueva M.L. Q uezo n, Guihulngan Cty • National H-way Pob. Jimalalud. Neg. Or. • Door #3 Public Market, Tayasan, Neg. Or. • Pob lacion B ind oy, Negros Oriental • Poblacion Manjuyod, Neg ros Oriental • National Hig hway, Po blac ion Ayungon, Neg ros Oriental • North Poblacion, La Libertad, Negros O riental at Lumbangan Mabinay, Negros Oriental (8:30 am) • Lumban gan Mabinay, Neg ros Oriental

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he celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness month in Negros Oriental called for participatory planning on disaster preparedness measures, involving local chief executives and residents, in the province. Participatory planning ment Council (PDRRMC) involves both the Executive Director Adrian barangay and the local Sedillo said the DRRMP government unit in craft- should be based on risks ing their disaster risk re- or dangers posed by natuduction management plan ral disasters identified by (DRRMP). Provincial the barangay residents in Risk Reduction Manage- their area.

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hree entrepreneurs in Dumaguete City were given recognition by a non-government organization (NGO) for hiring Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Quota InternationalDumaguete Chapter, a NGO that advocates human development, awarded certificates of recognition to Trinidad Bustamante, owner of Sans Rival cakes and pastries, Engr. Gregorio Uymatiao, owner of Uymatiao Construction

and Cristina Rodriguez of Jill’s Dress Shop for giving employment opportunities to PWDs. Wu said the Magna Carta for Persons with Disabilities stated that private and government institutions should reserve 5 percent of their workforce to PWDs.

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bout 400 indigent residents in Barangay Calango and Tampi in the towns of Zamboanguita and Amlan, respectively, have availed of the free medical and dental civic action program (MEDCAP) conducted by the 302nd Brigade of the Philippine Army recently. The said activity is the delivering basic health Army’s participation on services to the less privithe celebration of the leged residents especially Nutritition Month this in the conflict affected arJuly. MEDCAP is the ar- eas of Brigade’s responmy’s continuing efforts in sibility. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Dionisia Gomez, namely: Enrique Valencia, Cecilia Valencia vda de Lasmarias, Claudio Jorolan, Eduardo Jorolan, Felicisimo Jorolan, Beatriz Jorolan and Lucia Duroya, have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement, Quitclaim and Partition on a parcel of land, Lot No. 922 of the Cadastral Survey of Dumaguete, covered by by OCT No. 4057-A, situated in the Municipality of Dumaguete containing an area of Two Hundred and Seventy-Two (272) square meters, more or less, per Doc. No. 174, Page No. 36, Book No. XIII, Series of 1986 duly notarized by Atty. Francisco B. Zerna, Jr. The Negros Chronicle July 21, 28 & Aug. 4, 2013

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July 28, 2013 DUMAGUETE CITY DEVELOPMENT BANK, INC. Name of Bank Cor. Cervantes & dr. V. Locsin Sts. Dumaguete City Address

STATEMENT OF CONDITION (Head Office and Branches) As of June 30, 2013

DCDB BOARD OF DIRECTORS JULIO O. SY, SR. Chairman and President GREGORIO L. UYMATIAO, JR. Vice-Chairman GILBERT PAUL L. UYMATIAO Treasurer EDWARD Y.R. SUNG Director RODRIGO G. DIAZ Director LAWRENCE D. LIMK AICHONG, JR. Director NICOLAS S. RAMASUYPITCHING Director SUSANO O. SY Director RUBEN D. ALMENDR AS Director DANFORD S. SY Director JULIE T. TAN Director DIRKIE Y. PALMA Corporate Secretary

Massacre victims ... From page 2 tried to mislead the investigators by attempting to implicate Lucresio Dahinog, Islao’s cousin as the perpetrator. “The investigation revealed that it was a case of love triangle, “ Virtucio said. Dahinog fled after the massacre not out of guilt but of mortal fear. Warlie was allegedly consumed with hatred suspecting his wife and Dahinog as lovers. He was even reportedly doubtful that the children were his own. The PNP is waiting for the warrant of arrest before apprehending Islaw but for the moment his whereabouts

So, who ... From page 2 tration party. She denied the LP inviting Degamo. Degamo was in Manila to officially as governor, represent the province in the 4th State of the Nation Address of President Benigno is being monitored. The suspect engaged his friends in a drinking binge betraying his intentions to kill his family. No charges will be filed against the suspects’ relatives adding that there are attempts to mislead the investigation was understandable but that there was no harm done since the probers were following a plausible lead and motive. (By Dems Demecillo)

EDGAR L. CA LINAWAG AN Executive V icePresident

Aquino III . He was slated to meet with Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas to discuss the release of the 2nd and the P 480 million representing the final half of the Sendong calamity assistance and funding for the farm-tomarket roads by the Department of Agriculture. The funds might be released soon, it was gathered. Francisco said that the matter whether Degamo will take an oath as a Liberal will be consistent with the long held principle of the governor to do all things necessary if only to secure the support of the administration for the projects badly needed by the people. (By Dems Demecillo)

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always essentially wrong and harmful. However, when the couple do have intercourse, it is not tainted by contraception - they do not explicitly exclude the possibility of conception - and intercourse is allowed to be the full expression of love it is meant to be, with the result that the couple build up their mutual love, which then overflows in the desire for a child. This is why NFP couples tend to have more children than others. Is this not irresponsible because of overpopulation? No. On the contrary, in the industrial nations there is a serious shortage of children. There is a vital need for couples willing to have large families. What are the advantages of NFP? It is safe because it does not involve any interference with the healthy working of the human organism, but only observation. Not only is it without health-risk, but through her observations a woman is more likely to detect any abnormality, which she can report to her doctor. Her STM observations may also assist the medical diagnosis. It does no harm to any child conceived during the practice of it.

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“Pork” undermines ... From page 6 velopment Fund (CDF).However they call the practice, it smells as bad. Legislators try to justify pork barrel by claiming that while an administration’s budget is usually politically tainted toensure the reelection of the governing party, congressional disbursements have a more distributive effect. It is an equalizer they claim with atrickledown effect for congressional districts. Besides they also claim that they should not be barred from identifying projects in the budget since congress is after all the fiscal authority under the constitution. The executive they say is only the implementor of congressional budgets. In short as keeper of the purse they should be allowed to participate in determining the shopping list of the administration. To the uninitiated the arguments are almost compelling except for the fact that the executive which goes down to the grassroots through its agencies and instrumentalities can better determine the socio-economic priorities. Aided by regional and provincial development councils (RDCs and PDCs) which are more representative of the community and more sensitive to their needs than the legislature, administrations feel that is a more satisfactory arrangement than leaving the budget to the legislation most of whom are more concerned with reelection. At the local level the RDCs and PDCs include local government officials and even the private sector unlike in congress where todaythe upper house can have a pair of siblings representingtwo small cities in Metro Manila. These cities must be suffering from high blood pressure from too much pork intake! Let’s face it; the latest 10 billion peso pork scandal was something waiting to happen if it has not happened so many times in the past. Pork money lining up the pockets of legislators is the least kept secret. The public has known this for years. The sooner this malpractice is removed the better for all and sundry. Apart from preventing legislators from dipping into public coffers it will allow better qualified aspirants for congressional seats to have a beggar’schance at winning in the polls. Indeed getting rid of this rotten pork barrel system will be the great equalizer during electoral exercises. It will stop the vicious cycle of voters selling their votes to candidates who will use their pork to buy them. Finally congressional people have no business in the budgetary process.Their job is to legislate.Leave the choice of local projects to local governments. Legislators can always participate in the budget hearings where they will have the chance to champion or veto countryside development projects if they care to. (Romero)

The llth Infantry Batallion made the CARP program of the DAR easier. Their presence facilitated the distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership or CLOAs faster and more orderly. (2nd figure from left going right) Mr Hanani Quijote (MARO Guihulngan), LTC Wilfredo Isaac (CO 11IB), Romeo Alipan (Buenavista Brgy. Captain), Jorge Reyes (Guihulngan City mayor) and Mitudio Estraw (CLOA recipient).

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From page 6 are glad they served 74% say they would serve again, even knowing the outcome. Vietnam veterans have a lower unemployment rate than the same non-vet age groups. Vietnam veterans’ personal income exceeds that of our non-veteran age group by more than 18 percent. 87% of Americans hold Vietnam Veterans in high esteem. There is no difference in drug usage between Vietnam Veterans and nonVietnam Veterans of the same age group (Source: Veterans Administration Study) Vietnam Veterans are less likely to be in prison 85% of Vietnam Veterans made successful transitions to civilian life. 1,713,823 of those who served in Vietnam were still alive as of August, 1995 ~ During that

same Census count, the number of Americans falsely claiming to have served incountry was: 9,492,958. During this Census count, the number of Americans falsely claiming to have served in-country is: 13,853,027. By this census, FOUR OUT OF FIVE WHO CLAIM TO BE Vietnam vets are not. Atrocities committed by American Soldiers produced torrents of outrage from antiwar critics and the news media, while Communist atrocities were so common that they received hardly any media mention at all. The United States sought to minimize and prevent attacks on civilians while North Vietnam made attacks on civilians a centerpiece of its strategy. Americans who deliberately killed civilians received prison sentences while Communists who did so received commendations. From 1957 to 1973, the National Liberation Front

assassinated 36,725 Vietnamese and abducted another 58,499. The death squads focused on leaders at the village level and on anyone who improved the lives of the peasants such as medical personnel, social workers, and school teachers. Common Myths: Myth: Common Belief is that most Vietnam veterans were drafted. Fact: 2/3 of the men who served in Vietnam were volunteers. 2/3 of the men who served in World War II were drafted. Approximately 70% of those killed in Vietnam were volunteers. Myth: The media have reported that suicides among Vietnam veterans range from 50,000 to 100,000 - 6 to 11 times the nonVietnam veteran population. Fact: Mortality studies show 9,000. After that initial postservice period, Vietnam veterans were no more likely to die from suicide than nonVietnam veterans. In fact, after the 5-year post-service period, the rate of suicides is less in the Vietnam veterans’ group.

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‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything.’ I tell you, if he does not get up to give the visitor the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence. “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”

NEWSBRIEFS BY BOY J. PILONGO

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n 18-year old man was arrested by elements of Bayawan Police Station led by PSI Ronilo Macasilhig for allegedly carrying unlicensed firearms. The suspect one Jeno tion. Cabañog y Dinglasa a.k.a. The said motorcycle Sundy, 18, jobless, single was reportedly stolen by the and a resident of sitio suspect at sitio Mohon, Cansinacao, barangay barangay Maluay, Cansumalig, Bayawan City. Zamboanguita last Sunday Confiscated from the owned by a certain Rosel suspect’s possession were Tubojon y Dajao of said one unit caliber .38 snub place. nose revolver, five live A case for violation of ammunitions of caliber 38 R.A. 8294 was already filed revolver and one unit Honda thru inquest proceedings at Wave motorcycle color the Provincial Prosecutor’s black and white combina- Office against the suspect.

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28-year old son stabbed his own father whom he alleged attacked him in barangay Pandanon, Mabinay town. The suspect Jovie wounds in his stomach and Kadusale voluntarily surren- in the back which caused dered to Brgy. Capt. Jerry his untimely death. Police said the suspect Vargas after Thursday and one of his brothers have night’s incident. been at odds and the The victim, Warlito former believed that his faKadusale, 60, sustained stab ther is favoring his brother.

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barangay Mag-abo, Amlan, Negros Oriental Tuesday night for allegedly engaging in illegal gambling activity. The suspect was iden- pen, bet money worth tified as one Antonio Nolram P220.00, one unit Nokia Silagpo y Yaeso, a.k.a. cellphone and one Yamaha “Noli”, married and a resi- Crypton motorcycle color dent of the said place. black bearing plate number Police recovered some 6707 GK. gambling paraphernalia The suspect is now defrom the suspect’s posses- tained at the Amlan detension like paper stub, ball tion cell.

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30-year old man was arrested Wednesday morning by virtue of a warrant of arrest for murder. Elements of Sta. Hon. Judge Ananson Catalina Police Station led Jayme of RTC Branch 63, by P/SInsp. Rogelio Lutero Bayawan City issued the Pacificar Jr. arrested one warrant with no bailbond Vernie Tapang y Pacatang, recommended. The arrested person single and a resident of sitio Pangpang, barangay was temporarily detained at Alangilan, Sta. Catalina the station’s stockade for proper disposition. town.

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School Don Bosco bested eleven other orators from different public and private secondary schools in Dumaguete City during the 5th inter-high school oratorical contest held Friday at the SP Session Hall. Ericka Kaye Montalban The competition was of said school captured the part of the Nutrition Month first place while Kyle celebration of the city govLemuel Juliano of ernment spearheaded by Dumaguete City Science the City Nutrition Office. High School and Joyce The participants were Fernandez of Foundation told to speak on the topic: University clinched the sec- “Gutom at malnutrisyon, ond and third places, re- sama-sama nating spectively. wakasan!”

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he Provincial Government of Negros Orien tal under the auspices of the NEGORNET will sponsor the 2013 NGO & PO Week Celebration on July 29-August 3, 2013 with the theme: “CSO Engagement for Local Governance and Development”. Greg Fernandez, Jr., Convention Center. executive director of the During the program, the NEGORNET said that the NEGORNET Board of week-long celebration will Trustees will be formally open with the keynote pro- sworn in by DILG Undergram, induction and a press secretary Bimbo Fernandez. conference on July 29, 9:00 A press conference will fola.m. at the 3rd floor of the low right after the program.

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Airport secu’ ... From page 1 Bajamunde. Of its daily income of P15,000, for a month, DOTC earns P450,000 and for one year, P5.4Million and for three years, P16.2Million! Why are all the security scanning and xray machines out of order for three years now for one? Where has the ASF airport security fee gone for the last three years, people are asking, especially air travellers concerned. Bajamunde for her part said that all ASF airport security fees collected by the airlines, go direct to DOTC coffers in Manila. DOTC should send technicians to fix the x-ray and pay technicians to do it. They have more than enough funds. As to why DOTC has been remiss in such duty, is something Bajamunde cannot explain. She has been asking congressmen who are regular flyers to Manlia to urge DOTC-head office to spring into action for the situation is urgent since there is clear and present danger of possibly falling victims into terroristic activities. The airport management is under the DOTC’s Civil Aviation Authority of the Philppines (CAAP) under Veronica SaysonChuang. . The Aviation Security Group takes charge of ground security under C/ Insp Cesar Quirit while the PNP Police Airport Security center PASC takes charge of the peace and order here. Starting July 8, airport terminal fee is now P75 per passenger. BOMB THREAT During the last visit of

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produce scores of accountants who can’t count, lawyers who can’t litigate and teachers who can’t teach effectively. There is need for young people to look at alternative Science courses in Science, and Technology – since there is little supply as such and therefore the demand and price will be high, as our Economics 101 taught us. There are four schools like the Bicol University, Visayas State University, Marcos State University and the Central Luzon State University that offer BS (Bachelor of Science) in Meteorology under “full scholarship” grants which can lead to post graduate courses at U.P. Diliman, a sure-fire ticket for high financial pay after. The University of Southern Mindanao now offers since 2010 (BS) Pharmacology – the science of developing medicine from natural sources – 21st Century multi – billion industry called Alternative Medicine.  Graduates of Engineering, Math, Statistics and Science can now teach science and technology subjects  without yet com-

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Vice Pres. Jojemar Binay, there was a bomb threat at the airport terminal. After mobilizing all security forces, there was no bomb found. But the point is that DOST does not have to wait until the first incident to spring into action. They should do it now which is long over due, most air passengers said. CONGRESSMEN Those legislators who are consistent flyers to Manila have been persistently asked by DOTC locals to take upon themselves the effort to report the dangerous situation in Dumaguete airport, either to the DOTC or to Malacanang—in aid of legislation if necessary. They cannot afford to put the lives of their constituents in danger everyday, one taxpayer commented. . They have all the powers and influence to do it. Most of them are weekly flyers to Manila. BAGGAGE POLICY All baggage inspection are now done manually which could delay the five daily flights. Two by PAL and Cebu Pacific daily, morning and afternoon and one Cebu Pac flight to Cebu. But there is no x-ray machine for cargoes which opens the danger of anyone, slipping bad things inside the cargoes that could endanger a safe flight. One air traveller said, the sooner DOTC will do it , the better. Time might come when passenger no longer pay their air security fees and airlines refuse to land nor fly the Sibulan airport unless security risks are minimized if not eliminated. pleting a BS Education degree. There is a clear effort of government to bring “science culture” to the country through the next younger generation via the educational system. Young inventors of small mechanical farm implements are  now encouraged to go into business with a deluxe of tax incentives and the creative scientists among us can forward scientifically useful ideas to the DOST – and perhaps get grants under RA 10532 or the Philippine Natural Health Research System. There is a lot of Science news these days if only journalists were really interested – and give a “human face” to scientific news. Climate change can affect planting patterns and timing of crops of Boholano farmers as well as alter the traditional “peak” and “off” season of Tourism .Knowledge of underground  land faults can save expensive and disastrous real estate  decisions. What are they doing in Alician town that made her the only town in 47 that did not report a dengue case this year? What are the sustainable en-

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Mayor’s truck ... From page 1 private business in Dauin, Dumaguete City Mayor ChiquitingSagarbarria dispatched two of his staff and City Legal Officer Neil Rey Lagahit with just one clear instruction: to coordinate with the victims’ families so that all possible assistance shall be provided. More or less 10:00 o’clock in the morning of July 24, 2013, along the National Highway between kilometer 14 and 15 at Brgy. Lipayo, Dauin, Negros Oriental. On the aforementioned time, date and place, a traffic accident happened involving two vehicles; Vehicle 1, Cargo Truck color combination yellow and maroon with plate no. GCT 905, CR No. 6J705758 and OR No. 394538211 driven by Arsenio T. Tolomia, 48 years old, married, a resident of Brgy. Bajumpandan, Dumaguete City with driver’s license no. GO2-03-077716 expiry date; 2015 and Vehicle 2; Passenger Jitney multicab color blue with plate no. GXS515, CR no. 150245992 and OR no. 394530496 driven by Efren T. Yrad, of legal age, married, a resident of Brgy. Bulad, Dauin, Neg. Or. With driver License no. not yet presented. Passengers involved are follows; (1) Palconirie Deliña, of legal age, married, (2) Fermin Tuble, of legal age married , all resident of Pob. Dist. I, Dauin, Neg. Or..all proclaim dead on arrival at Holy Child Hospital, Dgte. City.(30 Michael Linard Alde, of legal age, single, a resident of Brgy.Pob. Dist. II, Dauin Neg. Or. (4) Heroyuke Balneg Kishi, of legal age, single , a resident of Brgy. Masaplod Norte, Dauin, Neg.Or. (5) Leonida Lagaylay, of legal age, a resident of Martilo, La Libertad (6) Josephine Willard Solamillo, of legal age, a resident of Brgy. Magsysay, Dauin, Neg. Or. (7) Donnavil Balansag, of legal age, a resident of Pob. Dist. II Dauin, Neg. Or. All suffered serious physical injuries in their bodies and (8) one Junas Diaz, 22 yr old, married, of Brgy. Bulak Dauin , Neg. Or. Who manage to Jumped from Vehicle 2 and was slightly injured. Another passenger of Vehicle 1 identified as one Limesito Picore, of legal age, was also slightly injured. While Driver of Vehicle 2 was also declared dead on arrival at Holy Child Hospital. ergy sources in Bohol – can we have solar, geothermal, hydro or coal – powered ventures in Bohol ? What is the future of palm oil which if added with 20% ethanol can reportedly fuel special types of vehicle? How can we effectively store and harness rain water in water deficient areas? How far have we conquered the TB curse in Bohol with the advent of new, more powerful medicines? Has the cure of AIDs finally been found? Why is there a scarce reportage of AIDs – related medical cases in Bohol ? Culture? Has there been a scientific study on how “noise

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Five drug traffickers convicted; 2 acquitted

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he Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 30 of Negros Oriental, a des ignated special drugs court, convicted five (5) persons and acquitted two (2) others for their respective charges during the promulgation of judgment last Friday, 26 July 2013. Those who were convicted included Diosdado Rebuton a.k.a. Dado, Marilou Rebutazo a.k.a. as Loi, Benjie Rex Minola, Allan Tolentino and Junro Rubio. Rebuton and Rebutazo were charged with violations of Sections 5 (illegal sale of 0.03 gram of shabu), 11 (illegal possession of 0.19 gram of shabu) and 12 (illegal possession of one (1) piece improvised drug tooter, one (1) rolled aluminum foil and one (1) folded aluminum foil containing traces of shabu) of Article II, Republic Act (RA) No. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act. Each of these two accused now face incarceration for life, 12 years and one day minimum term to 14 years maximum term,

as well as 6 months and one day minimum term to 2 years maximum term for being found guilty of the three charges levied against them. Rebuton and Rebutazo were also each ordered to pay a fine of P500,000.00, P400, 000.00 and P10,000.00 for these three charges of which they were found guilty. Similarly, Benjie Rex Minola and Allan Tolentino were sentenced to imprisonment for life as well as for 12 years and one day as minimum term to 14 years maximum term while Junro Rubio was given a penalty of lifetime imprisonment. Both Minola and Tolentino were respectively found guilty of violating Sections 5 (illegal sale of 0.03 gram and 0.01 gram of shabu, respec-

tively) and 11 (illegal possession of 0.63 gram and 0.01 gram of shabu, respetively) of Article II, RA 9165. Each of them were also ordered to pay fines of P500,000.00 plus P400, 000.00 corresponding to their crimes committed. On the other hand, Rubio was adjudged guilty of violating Section 5 (illegal sale of 0.01 gram of shabu) and ordered to pay a fine of P500, 000.00. Meanwhile, the two accused who were exonerated of their respective charges were Michael Manaay and Nisil Ceriales. Manaay was acquitted from the charge of selling and possessing illegal drugs while Ceriales was found innocent of possessing illegal drugs with Manaa-ay.

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and 50 other incidents like confiscation of bladed weapons, etc. Virtucio explained that an increase in the number of non-index crimes also indicates that the Dumaguete City PNP has been active in its crime prevention activities like buy-bust operations and random checkpoints. He lauded the efforts of the City PNP under Chiefof-Police Supt. James Goforth in adhering to the priorities of the Regional PNP to combat illegal drugs, loose firearms, illegal gambling and the arrest of wanted persons as part of the anti-crime drive of the national organization.

Governor Roel Degamo also assured the PNP of his constant support especially with the highly anticipated appointment of Sr. Supt. Pectroneli Baldebrin as the next NOPPO Director. Gov Degamo prefers Baldebrin considering his fine performance as a CIDG official here, and also on account of his being native of the province specifically from Siaton. The Governor has requested the Regional Command to include Balderbin’s name in the list of five candidates as NOPPO Director before it shall be presented for his approval. (By Dems Demecillo)

Lawrence Teves the brigade will continue with its Internal Peace and Security efforts to win the peace in their respective local government units. Gen Patrimonio was accompanied by 79th IB commanding officer Lt Col Marion Sison and 11 th IB commanding officer Lt Col Wilfredo Isaac in paying courtesy calls to local chiefs executives in assuring them non-combat operations will continue in cleared areas. Unlike Bais, Tanjay, Dumaguete, Bayawan and Canlaon cities, Guihulngan City and Sta. Catalina has several CPP/NPA affected barangays, mostly in the hinterland areas. During a courtesy call with Guihulngan Mayor Jorge Joan Reyes, BGen Patrimonio assured the army’s full support in clearing the areas of insurgents, the target of which is before the yearend. However, the same needs a lot of cooperation, concerted and complementary efforts on the part of the local government unit, government agencies and the stakeholders, Patrimonio pointed out. (CHOY GALLARDE)

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From page 1 cases, 4 homicide, 1 incident for rape and cattle rustling. Negros Oriental Police Provincial Officer-in-Charge Supt. Alet Virtucio explained that index crimes are committed by individuals or groups covered by the Revised Penal Code, while nonindex crimes are those penalized by special laws. On the other hand, of the 122 reported non-index crimes, 30 involved child abuse cases, 21 cases pertained to illegal drugs, 10 cases on violence against women, 7 illegal gambling cases, 4 on loose firearms

Santa and ... From page 1 of NPA affectation before the year ends, not only through combat operations but through Bayanihan Team Activities to include medical and dental missions, tree planting, manpower and transportation assistance, brigada eskwela, peace advocacy symposium, youth leadership summit as well as disaster rescue and relief operations during calamities and disasters. Patrimonio told Bais City Mayor Mercy Teves Goñi, and Tanjay City Mayor pollution” in airports can stress people who hear them several times daily? Where do we bring our provincemates who have the misfortune of having “mental health” ailments? When is a “Writ of Kalikasan” applicable as a citizens legal remedy against danger to their lives due to the environment degradation? The list goes on. “Science Journalism’” its time has come.

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From page 22 according to ALU-TUCP district supervisor Calimpong. He further explained, the contract maybe considered a rider of the original CBA in the political aspect. The labor union is happy management has recognized them as the representative bargaining agent, but without prejudice to the pending intraunion conflict brought by management before the Court of Appeals. Calimpong said the decision of the CA will be the determining factor as to who will be the certified bargaining agent at the hospital. But in the meantime, the ALU-TUCP employees union is given the authority by the Department of Labor secretary as the certified bargaining agent. Calimpong thanked management for understanding it is high time to forge a contract with them because they are not sure when the intra-union dispute will be resolved by the courts, stressing that after the CA there is still the Supreme Court.He said it is difficult to attain finality of the dispute in a two-year period, while expiration of the CBA is on February 18, 2015.jg


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Holy Child Union to sign CBA shortly

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he Diocesan-owned Holy Child Hospital and its employees have agreed to end more than one year of intense negotiations for their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that has once resulted in a deadlock followed by a strike. The Holy Child Hospital management headed by Sister Gloria Ibalio with counsel Atty Franklin Esmena and Ramon Dagoy have entered into a contract with the Associated Labor Union-Trade Union of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) Employees Union headed by Noreen Nuico in a simple ceremony yesterday at the hospital board room witnessed by National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) regional director Edmund Mirasol and ALUTUCP district director Felizardo Calimpong. In an interview, Mirasol said both parties can now start the healing process, because both of them have recognized their importance to the community and even if they differ in seeing at

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things, they are still able to agree for the sake of the noble service to the community which they put on top priority. The resolution of the labor conflict at the hospital, means minus one of the problems and disputes, the NCMB is facing all over region 7. Mirasol said the agreement forged between the Holy Child Hospital management and the labor union is a welcome development, not just for the concernd parties but more so for the NCMB. Basically, both sides have agreed on a staggered implementation of a salary increase for the workers, P500 for the 4 th year and another P510 for the 5 th year of its implementation, To page 21


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