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Demand, upgrade swell power costs A

Pia’s pork to buy MRI

visibly impressed Senator Pia Cayetano, Chairman of the Committee on Health, commended Governor Emilio Macias II, Saturday, for prioritizing the delivery of quality health care service especially to the province’s poor families as she vowed to help the province obtain a Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI that will be sourced out from her Countrywide Development Fund.

BY FLORENCE BAESA AND BONG TORINO ELMACO

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SAMEON

Sen. Pia CAYETANO

Mayor Jun Gonzales needs to explain Valencia anomalies PULANTUBIG SUB-STATION

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onsumer-members of the Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative II should brace for increased costs in their monthly electric bills once the Energy Regulatory Board approves the petition of NORECO II to increase power rates and invite two Independent Power Producers or IPPs to supply the rising power needs of the province. Social Services Manager Leovigildo Elmaco and Audit Manager Eunora Sameon said that NORECO II applied for increased rates to the Energy Regulatory Board for this year by 0.13 centavos per kilowatt hour, 0.17 centavos per kwh in 2009, 16.8 centavos per kwh for 2010, 16.11 per kwh for 2011 and 15.68 centavos per Turn to page 19

Capitol probe body to go on site check BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO AND FLORENCE BAESA he Committee on Peace and Order chaired by Board Member Melimore Saycon decided Wednesday to form a by fact finding committee composed of the members of the provincial board, Provincial Attorney, army representatives, church, PNP, causeoriented groups and media that would conduct on site inspection in the villages were human rights abuses have been allegedly committed by members of the Army in the towns of Sta. Catalina, Siaton and Guihulngan. Saycon made the announcement during the Philippines in Negros Oriental conclusion of the three-hour inquiry led by 302nd Brigade Comwhich was attended by high ranking mander officials of the Armed Forces of the (Turn to page 2)

BY: ATTY. JAY I. DEJARESCO, ASSOCIATE EDITOR e have been furnished with the report and findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) on the accounts and operations of the municipality of Valencia for the year ending December 31, 2007. The report and findings were submitted by Juanita V. Ybio, State Auditor III of the COA. From our reading, we gather that the mayor of Valencia, Rodolfo Gonzales Jr., has a lot of explaining to do to the public with respect to properties purportedly owned or claimed by the municipality. The COA has found that the municipality of Valencia, Turn to page 4

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Army and PNP brass led by 302nd Brigade Commander Col. Cesar Yano and 303rd Brigade Commander Col. Honorato de los Reyes, Lt. Col. Erwin Neri of the 79th IB, Lt. Col. Franco Nemesio Gacal of the 11th IB and PNP Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr. appeared before the Committee on Peace and Order chaired by BM Melimore Saycon (standing). Other Capitol officials present were Provincial Atty. Erwin Vergara (partly hidden), Board Members Roel de Gamo (third from right) and BM Marcelo Adanza.

“DISCIPLINE IS PAINFUL, BUT LATER, PRODUCES A HARVEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND PEACE.”


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Capitol(From probe ... page 1) Col. Cesar Yano and 303rd Brigade Commander Col. Honorato de los Reyes and Lt. Col. Erwin Neri of the 79th IB, and Lt. Col. Franco Nemesio Gacal of the 11th IB. Not to be outdone, the leaders of the cause-oriented groups were also in full force among them were Fermin Lorico of the KaugmaonKMP Joseph Lagorra of the Promotion for Church People’s Response, Karapatan was represented by its Regional Vice-chairman Rev. Rey Geloagan. As expected the army and the activists clashed and swapped charges. Col. Yano declared that th (left) and Karapatan “Karapatan is a legal front of the Army 11 Infantry Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Franco Gacal rd Communist Party of the Philippines” Regional Vice Chairman Rev. Rey Geloagan listens as 303 Brigade Commander and predicted that the cause-oriented Col. Honorato de los Reyes stresses a point after the Wednesday’s hearing. Turn to page 13

TOP OF THE WEEK

BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

NFA issues warning Crime volume drops, vs. overpriced rice as solution rate rises ational Food Authority Provincial Manager Gil Ibarra warns operators of its accredited outlets against overpricing. This came after the agency received reports that the NFA rice is being sold in the public market at P 28.00 instead of P 25.00 per kilo while those that should be sold at P 18.25 per kilo in the Tindahan Natin, Handog sa Parokya, Handog sa Simbahan and Legislators Funded Tindahan Natin were being sold from P 21.00 to P 28.00. NFA spokesman Ro- it will be proven that they lando Lazalita said that the jack up their prices. complaints come from the Meanwhile, NFA once towns of Mabinay, Bacong, again assured the public that Sta. Catalina and Basay. He the agency has enough rice reminded the offending out- stocks that can be sold in the let operators that they can accredited stores despite the be fined and their accreditation can be revoked once Turn to page 19

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sing cold numbers, the Dumaguete City Philippine National Police disputed earlier reports that the city peace and order situation has already deteriorated. P/Inspector Rogelio Pineda of the Intelligence Division said that on the contrary the volume of crime has in fact declined in the first two quarters this year than in 2006 and 2007. Not only that, he claims that the crime solution

efficiency of the PNP has also significantly improved. All non-index crimes reported such as gambling, child abuse and others as governed by special laws have been solved. Eight out of ten indexcrimes, as enumerated in the Revised Penal Code, such as robbery, hold-up, snatch-

ing, murder etc. have been resolved also. Pineda also said that in the previous years, there would be 5 to 7 robbery incidents in one day but now reduced to 1 or 2 cases in a week. Turn to page 3

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oint elements of the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police searched the residence of a known militant leader of a farmers’ group in Linantuyan, Guihulngan City, Tuesday. The raid was conducted to serve the search warrant issued by Judge Kennedy Duka.

However, the raiding team managed only to seize a .357 Magnum and several subversive documents from the house of Lourdes Baloy, a leader of KAUGMAON,

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n normal times it’s the soldiers’ role to defend the civilians, yet when they themselves were charged for allegedly harassing some members of the cause-oriented group Karapatan, the villagers led by their local leaders “volunteered” to present themselves before the prosecutor to disprove the charges. About one hundred residents of Mantiquel, Siaton

descended at the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, Tuesday to confront the six members of Karapatan who accused the soldiers of the 79th Infantry Battalion of forcing

them to attend the armysponsored symposium and to sign their Turn to page 19

Tanjay’s proposed entertainment center

critical repor ting reporting

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

(email: elydejaresco@yahoo.com)

We hit a nerve, naturally somebody got irked .....

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AGBILARAN CITY — Even in a most soothing massage in the house of spa, once the masseuse hits a sensitive nerve, it is but natural that the one whose nerve is hit, gets irked.

We heard that a certain public official got irked by what could have been routine reportage of a COA finding which called on that public official to do some explaining about very relevant issues concerning his small municipality. So we thus reported the story on page 1. This editor has not since reported to his desk for four weeks now after my trip to Australia to attend a newsmen’s conference but was cut short because of the urgent hospitalization of my mom, thus I flew from Sydney to Manila via Singapore and took the first flight to Bohol to attend to my ailing Mom. I had to beg off from the Philippine Press Instittute’s annual conference because of the urgent call to be at Mom’s side. Mom, 85, died in her hospital bed last June 14, on the same bed in the same hospital where my late Dad died six years ago June 8, Both are now reunited in God’s bosom the following day, Father’s Day. We just buried her last Friday. We four brothers and five sisters can only imagine how happy are the couple finally together in the spiritual realm.

I learned all these by email. Going back to this public official, he reportedly aired his reaction to other people , instead of calling us, after all what he did was just to exert his vain attempts to play psy-war apparently to cover his ineptness as a public official. So, officially, we don’t know what he said, and we want it first hand, if he wishes to react to our story, we assure him of equal space, and time, later in our radio where we intend to discuss the issue lengthily. Thanks to him, our circulation has increased especially in his town, and certainly our radio listeners will increase as we will cover the issue blow by blow in the coming days. Instead, we ask, request, if not challenge him to reply to the story in the same medium where the story came out. It was not professional of this official to drumbeat his story to other people without telling it to us straight since it could have been our report that apparently irked his nerve endings. Why so sensitive? So onion-skinned? Sensitive public officials are not fit to hold public office which is a public trust. So we have nothing to say, if not to reiterate our invitation for him to air his side in this paper and not act like a cry baby before others.

Beginning this week, the city of Tanjay will start the construction of the P 5 million entertainment center at the frontage of the city public market. It will be promoted as an ideal place for rest and recreation. A wide screen monitor will be installed for movies and live band concerts will be featured weekly. Mayor Lawrence Teves hopes that this would become one of the major tourism attractions of his young city.

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Message of Thanks The family of the late

SOCORRO PASTOR Y PATERO

Crime volume ... From page 2 He attributed this to increased patrols in identified crime prone areas primarily the city’s commercial district. But Pineda observed that the criminal elements have shifted their activities to the city’s outskirts particularly in the Pulantubig and Buñao areas leading to Sibulan town. He echoed the call of his superior officer, Chief of Police Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag in asking for more financial support from the city administration noting that while the P 20,000 a month gasoline allocation is most helpful, yet it is not enough. Nevertheless, Pineda reminded critics of the PNP that Negros Oriental remains peaceful compared to the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, Lapulapu, Cebu province and Bohol.

Born: March 15, 1924 Died: June 7, 2008

sincerely thanks those who, in their time of bereavement, came with words of consolation, offered condolences, sent flowers, offered Masses and prayed for the eternal repose of her soul.

From: – Pastor Family Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region HALL OF JUSTICE BUILDING E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City EXTRAJUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE (Under Act 3135, as amended) HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG FUND), Mortgagee, – versus – RAQUEL L. ANTONIO married to BYRON P. ANTONIO, Mortgagors. x——————————————————/ NO TICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE NOTICE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135/1508 filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG FUND) against Raquel L. Antonio married to Byron P. Antonio of c/o Bello Gomez Residence, Capitol Area, Dumaguete City to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of February 29, 2008 amounts to FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY TWO PESOS AND 42/100 (P577,792.42), excluding penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputies will sell at public auction on July 23, 2008 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency the following property with all its improvements to wit:

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-30532 Lot 15, Block 5, Psd-07-02-009879

“A parcel of land, Lot 15, Block 5, of the subdivision plan, Psd-0702-009879, being a portion of Lot 1214, Sibulan Cadastre, situated in the Barrio of Maslog, Municipality of Sibulan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the N., along line 4-5 by Lot 6, along line 5-1 by Lot 7; on the E., along line 1-2 by Lot 16, all of Block 5, of the subdivision plan; on the S., along line 2-3 by Road Lot 4, of the subdivision plan; on the W., along line 3-4 by Lot 14, Block 5 of the subdivision plan. Beginning at a point marked “1” on plan being S. 80 deg. 31’E., 290.43 m. from B.B.M. No. 9, Sibulan Cadastre; thence S. 02 deg. 29’W, 15.01 m. to point 2; thence N. 87 deg. 43 ‘W., 8.00 to point 3; thence N., 02 deg. 27’E., 15.01 m. to point 4, thence S. 87 deg. 43’E., 4.66 m. to point 5; thence S. 87 deg. 43’E., 3.34 m. to the point of beginning. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on July 30, 2008 without further notice. Dated this 12th day of June, 2008 in the City of Dumaguete, Philippines. (Sgd.) MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff

The Negros Chronicle June 22, 29 & July 6, 2008

By: (Sgd.) WILFRED B. PYPONCO Sheriff IV & Executing Sheriff

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Hall of Justice, Dumaguete City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF FOR: EXTRAJUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE (Under Act 3135, as Amended) HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG FUND), Mortgagee, – versus – AUDIE S. JANEA married to MA. ANNABELLE C. JANEA, Mortgagor. x——————————————————/

NO TICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE NOTICE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135/1508 filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG FUND) against AUDIE S. JANEA (Mortgagor), married to MA. ANNABELLE C. JANEA, with home address at, 32, Colon Ext., Dumaguete City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which, as of February 29, 2008, now amounted to FIVE HUNDRED TEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR PESOS & 87/100 (PHP 510,824.87), inclusive of interest, penalties and other charges, attorney’s fees and the cost of this foreclosure including sheriff’s fee, the undersigned will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency on July 23, 2008, from 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff located at the Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City, Philippines, the hereunder described property of the mortgagor, together wit the improvements now existing thereon, to wit:

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-30648

“A parcel of land, (Lot 8, Block 22 of the subdivision plan,Psd-07036659 being a portion of Lot 2596, Sibulan Cadastre), situated in the Barangay of Boloc-boloc, Municipality of Sibulan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NE., along line 1-2 by Lot 13, Block 22; on the SE., along line 2-3 by Lot 10, Block 22; on the SW., along line 3-4 by Road Lot 19 (6.50 m. wide), on the NW., along line 4-5 by Lot 6, Block 22; and on the NE., along line 5-1 by Lot 11, Block 22, all of the subdivision plan. xxx containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100) SQUARE METERS, more or less. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the said date and time. Dated this 10th day of June, 2008 in the City of Dumaguete City, Philippines. (Sgd.) MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff

The Negros Chronicle June 22, 29 & July 6, 2008

By: (Sgd.) ROGELIO P. FORNIZA Sheriff IV

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City EJF No. 08-17-R EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE (Under Act 3135, as amended) RURAL BANK OF MABINAY (NEG. OR.), INC., Mortgagee, -versusGENEROSA TUMAPA, for herself and as Attorney-in-Fact of CALIXTO TUMAPA, RUFO TUMAPA and MARIA TUMAPA, Mortgagors. x—————————————————————————/

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by Rural Bank of Mabinay (Neg. Or.), Inc. (Mortgagee), against Generosa Tumapa, for herself and as attorney-in-fact of Calixto Tumapa, Rufo Tumapa and Maria Tumapa (Mortgagors), residents of Poblacion, Mabinay, Negros Oriental, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness, which as of April 30, 2008, amounts to EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY NINE & 30/100 PESOS (P862,679.30), exclusive of interest, other charges, attorney’s fees and necessary expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine currency on JULY 14, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Branch 45, Bais City the following properties of the mortgagors, together with the buildings and other improvements existing thereon, to wit: ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. H-V-756 A parcel of land (Lot No. 2372, Pls-146), situated at Old Namangka, Mabinay, Negros Oriental. Bounded on the NE., by Lot 3, Pls-146; on the SE., and SW., by Road, and on the NW., by Lot 2193, Pls-146. Containing an area of NINETY THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY THREE (90,723) SQUARE METERS, more or less. TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. H-T-1860 A parcel of land (Lot No. 2378, Pls-146), situated at Old Namangka, Mabinay, Negros Oriental. Bounded on the NW., along line 1-2 by Lot 2313, Pls-146; on the NE., along line 2-3 by Lot 2399, Pls-146; on the SE., along line 3-4 by Road; and on the SW., along line 4-1 by Lot 2379, Pls-146. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIVE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (105,753) SQUARE METERS, more or less. This Notice of Extra-judicial Sale shall be posted in the Municipality of Mabinay, Negros Oriental, where the properties are situated, and in the City of Bais, where the sale takes place, and another copy shall be published in a newspaper, to be awarded by raffle. Prospective bidders may investigate for themselves the titles hereinabove-described and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Dated this 13th day of June, 2008 at Bais City, Philippines. LACORTE

(Sgd) NORBERTO V.

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Mayor Jun Gonzales (From page 1)

Editorial

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here are just public officials who probably have gotten drunk with political power in their tiny little fiefdoms that they have forgotten the very reason why they are in public service.

These public officials think they are lord of the political rings that they cannot be the subject of critical media reporting which oftentimes are not to their liking. Time and again we have to remind these public officials that they are foremost public servants, not public lords. This is because the Constitution mandates that a public office is a public trust, and public officials are at all times accountable to the people. As the Supreme Court said in Zanaida de Guzman versus Antonio delos Santos December 18, 2002): “Public office is a public trust. A public officer or employee does not merely have an obligation to obey and respect the law; it is his sworn duty to do so. Assumption of public office is impressed with the paramount public interest that requires the highest standards of

ethical conduct. A person aspiring to public office must observe honesty, candor and faithful compliance with the law. Nothing less is expected. This ideal standard ensures that only those of known probity, competence and integrity are called to the challenge of public service.” That is why we beg the indulgence from these ignorant, delusion-driven public officials that we in the media will have to report to the sovereign people about public officials’ inactions, misdeeds, even ineptness in public office. It is the people who are supreme. They are the ones we in the media serve. It is our obligation to inform the sovereign people what is happening around them that may be inimical to their welfare. In this manner, we generate public debate and discussion, to the end that the people would be able to correct the flaws of the political system within which they live. This is media’s mission. Our mission.

under Mayor Rodolfo Gonzales, Jr., has failed to substantiate the ownership of various real properties consisting of eighteen (18) lots. Included among the real properties which are not—up to now—in the name of the municipality of Valencia are the site of the municipal building, where Mayor Gonzales himself holds office, plus the municipal compound, and the town’s public market. The other properties, the ownership of which cannot be substantiated due to the absence of title are: the swimming lagoon, lots in Apolong, Liptong, Bong-ao (3 lots), Liptong and Jawa. Schools sites are also listed in the schedule of properties of the town but no title can be produced to back it up. These are the school sites in the poblacion, Palimpinon, Bong-ao, Puhagan, Bong-bong, and Balugo. These properties are valued at P5,027,897.85, according to the COA. The COA reported that this P5-million worth of real properties (land) are shown in the books of account or schedule of properties, but are not in the name of the municipality. Thus, there are real properties listed in the books of account, but when the COA tried to verify if indeed these properties are owned by the municipality, no Torrens title can be produced. The COA has also explained the grave dangers of properties whose ownership may be questioned in the future due to lack of title. According to the COA this will invite unnecessary litigation against the municipality in the future by possible claimants, who may be occupying or even squatting. One can just imagine the municipal building and compound being subject of a land dispute, only because the municipality failed to secure the titles of these properties in its name. If the municipality is entangled in GONZALES unnecessary litigation because of the failure to promptly secure the titles of these properties, then time, money and energy will be wasted in these court cases which could have been avoided in the first place, if the titles were promptly secured. This is the point of the COA. Whose responsibility is it to ensure that these properties are properly titled? The COA has pointed direct and immediate responsibility to Mayor Rodolfo Gonzales Jr.. The COA has cited Section 148 of COA Circular No. 92-386 which states: “Responsibility for Real Estate – Every local Chief Executive shall be immediately responsible for the proper and effective use and management of real estate owned or titled in the name of the local government unit. He shall ensure (Turn to page 19

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Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

e recall distinctly that then Senate President Ferdinand Marcos beat incumbent President Diosdado “Dadong” Macapagal in the 1965 presidential elections.

One of the issues then was the high price of rice and the wily Ilocano ridiculed the Poor Man from Lubao (Pampanga) as Mr. Makamahal (for Macapagal). In a rice-eating nation of 90 million folks, rice is a sensitive socio-political issue that can create a déjà vu scenario for the heiress of the Macapagal Palace throne: daughter President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. If things do not improve – the shit will hit the fan into the faces of GMA and allies – on 2010 election day – or earlier. You can tell Filipinos to bear 6hour brownouts – as they were told years ago – and to be happy with

soap operas, watching PBA and Manny Pacquiao and bear Lucky Me noodles – morning, noon and night. You can tell them to live in shanties – as long as there is roof above their heads. You can tell them to walk – not ride – if the transport cost goes crazy. The Filipinos will grin and bear it – remember they are one of the happiest races in the world. But do not ever-ever-tell – the 72 million Filipinos dependent on rice as staple food to cut down on rice consumption because there is not enough for everyone or the price will hit P40 per kilo (as it did in Quezon last

Monday). That’s formula for potential food riots as had happened in Africa and Mexico recently. Alas and alack, the country is part of the world global economy. And the fact is food prices over the world had gone up by 35% from 2007 to 2008. The rise in food prices clearly exceeds the earnings or income growth of most people. These days are not the best of days. The price of Dubai crude oil has hit US$ 111 per barrel (an all time high) and the United States is in the brink of a major recession. Maybe not in a state of Depression as in the

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34 YEARS OF COMMUNITY JOURNALISM

ELY P. DEJARESCO Editor-Publisher ATTY. JAY I. DEJARESCO Associate Editor

MARLEN I. DEJARESCO Business Manager

GEROME JUMALON News Photographer

DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO Editorial Assistant

RUBEN G. LABARES Graphics

JENNY B. DECIAR Legal Publications Officer

Pioneer BI-WEEKLY Newspaper in Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental. Address: E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City. News and Advertising: (035) 225-4760 Fax: (035) 225-4760 E-mail: negroschronicle@yahoo.com Entered as Second Class Mail Matter in Dumaguete City on July 1, 1973.

http://www.negroschronicle.com

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Officer”. Most people, including many who have served in the United States Army, have no idea what a Vector Control Officer is, much less what he does. Simplistically, my job was to control animals and insects (vectors) which carry filth and disease that can infect and disable humans. My friend is very intelligent and well educated yet he has allowed his shower water to accumulate in a pool in his back yard. This month both he and his son came down with dengue fever. It is highly likely that the source of his life threatening illness was

that same pool of fetid shower water. Mosquitoes need only a cup of stagnant water to breed. That can be rain water in an abandoned tire, a water filled coconut husk, an abandoned fish pond and most certainly it can be a huge pool of shower water in the back yard. The most important thing we can do to reduce the mosquito population is to eliminate

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A Journey Through Cancer

Question we seldom ask ourselves

Indecision is still a Decision

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We have to be wary of taking this concern for granted, stuck in denial. The ballistic advances of our technologies have super-stirred our feelings, emotions, hormones, urges, etc., such that we are seeing more disturbing phenomena these days. The cases of extreme sadness and depression, obsessions-compulsions, stress, and other aberrant forms of behavior, if not vices and perversions, have increased. We are seeing a lot more of drug addictions, dysfunctional and broken families, and mental illnesses. Even in my normal run of hear-

ing confessions and giving spiritual direction to what I consider as regular people, I notice a proliferation of emotional wounds, some deep and grave. I consider these as fertile ground for worse things to develop. Frankly, it’s getting harder for me not to get affected and to remain dry-eyed when I see even children and young boys and girls manifesting signs of deep emotional anguish and torture due to a variety Turn to page 12

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The new spirit of LCC

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FR. ROY CIMAGALA

ast week, Thursday through Saturday, I spent at La Consolation College in Bais. It was a happy surprise for me. I warmly thank Sis Carmeli and her community for the wonderful time my daughter Ruth and I had during our short stay there. The last time I had visited the and updated. And … enrollment school, formerly the Sacred Heart is increasing over previous Academy, was quite a few years years! Sister Carmeli Catan, ago and I remembered it as a very old structure, with dark corridors, O.S.A., is the newly appointed a remnant of years long gone. administrator who began at Now the school sports bright new LCC Bais March 31, 2008. Prepaint as well as several modern viously she had been the spacious multi-storied concrete head of the LCC’s University school buildings, an impressive of Regina Carmeli in Malolos, computer laboratory, a pleasant Bulacan, for 21 years, upgradand inviting library for study and ing the school from one research, and new science labo- smaller than LCC Bais to its ratories. Under construction is an present status as a full univeraudio-visual room with several sity, Turn to page 12 other facilities being renovated

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RUSSELL CATAN

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Honest public service runs deep in his blood His allies and most of his constituents swear he is kind and generous almost to a fault, but Tanjay City Mayor Lawrence Teves, who was born “with a silver spoon,” displayed genuine understanding of the plight of his poorer constituents. Now well on his way to completing his first year as local chief executive, Teves, who wants to be simply known as a public servant, shares his accomplishments and plans for this young but promising city of 75,000 industrious and warm people. DEMS: What is the biggest problem Tanjay City faces today? LAWRENCE: Employment. We have so many graduates but too few job opportunities. The city is trying to address that through the Livelihood Sustainability Program. It provides trainings to those who would like to work as call center agents. We also establish cooperatives in all the 24 barangays with seed money coming from 2nd District Rep. George Arnaiz and city government. DEMS: What about peace and order? LAWRENCE: No. Our city is very peaceful unlike other places where street crimes occur almost daily. DEMS: Why is there a delay in the release of wages to some employees? LAWRENCE: These are job order employees and the main reason would be the pace of completing the paper work considering that a lot of projects are going on all at the same time. Remember, in the previous administration there were only 600 job order employees, now, we are employing about 1,000. However, the delay will not be long, just a month or two. The budget surplus this year would cover their wages, so it is not really a serious problem. DEMS: What strategy do you have in mind to make available cheap but quality rice to your most needy constituents?

LAWRENCE: We also have long lines in NFA store outlets here. But I have already asked Rep. George Arnaiz to provide us funds so that each of the 24 barangays will get an allocation of Php 20,000 worth of NFA rice weekly. To eliminate the long lines, the barangay council itself will be the one to sell and distribute NFA rice to the poor families, which is our priority. It will also mean additional savings to the indigent families for they don’t need to spend for transportation in coming to the poblacion just to buy rice. DEMS: What have you accomplished so far as local chief executive? LAWRENCE: With our annual budget of P 210 million, the city was able to proceed with the construction of the proposed boulevard which is 1.4 kilometer in length and 7 meter in width traversing two coastal communities of Barangay 4 and 5; the city has 120 scholars in high school and college; we bought 2 more ambulance, mini dump trucks for rural barangays; soon a filtration system will be installed by LUWA for clean and safe drinking water; this week, the city will begin construction of the entertainment center at the public market; and other heavy equipments and in the field of health, the city maintains a stockroom full of medical supplies for indigent patients. These developments are unheard of in the previous administration. Yet, the city is still expected to have a budget surplus of P 34 million this year.

Mayor LAWRENCE TEVES tinction as mayor? LAWRENCE: Always be fair when dealing with the people and always exercise political will. Thus, when people seek assistance, I help them without any regard whether they belong to the rival camp during the elections. DEMS: What is your vision for Tanjay City? LAWRENCE: I want it to be a city of strong fiscal standing capable of delivering quality basic service to its constituents.

DEMS: What have you learned from your father who also served this city with dis-

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region PALACE OF JUSTICE BUILDING Ground Floor, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL CORT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7TH Judicial Region HALL OF JUSTICE First Floor, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City

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OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX- OFFICIO SHERIFF

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NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE

NOTICE OF EXTRA– JUDICIAL SALE

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135/1508 filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG FUND) against MARISSA B. TORREMOCHA (mortgagor) with billing address at Lot 11, Block 3, Katrina Homes Subd., Batinguel, Dumaguete City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of February 29, 2008 amounts to P680,977.94, excluding/including penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses for foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sale at public auction on JULY 31, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor, Hall of Justice, Piapi, Dumaguete City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit:

Upon extra – judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135, as amended, filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag – IBIG FUND), Mortgagee, vs. CORNELIO ARIEL O. TEVES, married to LUCILLE TEVES, Mortgagor with billing address at Pacific Square Homes, Maslog, Sibulan, Negros Oriental, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of February 29, 2008, amounts to EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR and FIFTY CENTAVOS (Php 850,524.50) inclusive of interest, penalty charges and expenses for foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on JULY 23, 2008, at 9:00 o’ clock in the morning to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon, at the office of the Clerk of Court & Ex–Officio Sheriff, Regional Trial Court, 1st Floor, Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine currency, the following property of the mortgagors, to wit:

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135/1508 filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG FUND) against FILOTEO A. MANA-AY (mortgagor) with billing address at NPC, Amlan, Negros Oriental, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of February 29, 2008 amounts to P643,668.74, excluding/including penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses for foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sale at public auction on JULY 31, 2008 at 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1st Floor, Hall of Justice, Piapi, Dumaguete City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit:

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-30446 “A parcel of land (Lot 12, Block 20, of the subdivision plan, Psd07-036659, being a portion of Lot 2596, Sibulan Cadastre) situated in the Barangay of Boloc-boloc, Municipality of Sibulan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NE., along line 12 by Lot 13, Block 20; on the SE., along line 2-3 by Lot 14 Block 20, on the SW., along 3-4 by Road Lot 17 (6.50 m. wide); on the NW., along line 4-5 by Lot 10, Block 20, and on the NE., along line 5-1 by Lot 11, Block 20, all of the subdivision plan, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100) square meters more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on August 7, 2008 without further notice. Dumaguete City, June 10, 2008. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Provincial Sheriff OCC, RTC, Negros Oriental

The Negros Chronicle June 15, 22 & 29, 2008

By: (Sgd) JOZALRI K. CHIU Sheriff IV & Executing Sheriff

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-30594 “A parcel of land Lot 35 Block 1, of the subdivision plan, Psd-07-02-009879, being a portion to Lot 1214 Sibulan Cadastre, situated in the Barrio of Maslog , Municipality of Sibulan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the N., along line 12 by Lot 34 Block 1, of the Subdivision plan; on the E., along line 23 by Lot 1217, Sibulan Cadastre; on the S., along line 3-4 by Lot 36, Block 1, of the subdivision plan; on the W., along line 4-1 by Road Lot 2, of the subdivision plan, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) SQUARE METERS, more or less,” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above – stated time and date. Dumaguete City, Philippines, June 10, 2008. (Sgd.) MA. ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff

The Negros Chronicle June 15, 22 & 29, 2008

By: (Sgd.) ANGELITO C. BARBA Sheriff IV

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-30590

“A parcel of land (Lot 36, Block 1, of the subdivision plan, Psd07-036659, being a portion of Lot 2596, Sibulan Cadastre); situated in the Barangay of Boloc-boloc, Municipality of Sibulan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the SW., along line 12 by road Lot 15 (8.00 m. wide); on the NW., along line 2-3 by Lot 35, Block 1, both of the subdivision plan; on the NE., along 3-4 by Lot 2317, Sibulan Cadastre; and on the SE., along line 4-1 by Lot 37, Block 1 of the subdivision plan, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100) SQUARE METERS, more or less. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on August 7, 2008 without further notice. Dumaguete City, June 10, 2008. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Provincial Sheriff OCC, RTC, Negros Oriental

The Negros Chronicle June 15, 22 & 29, 2008

By: (Sgd) JOZALRI K. CHIU Sheriff IV & Executing Sheriff


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HISTORICAL NOTES

Birth of Republic BY: REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN. JR.

T “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t be stumbling through the darkness because you will have the light that leads to life.” When Jesus said this, he was speaking in the part of the Temple where the offerings were put, where candles burned to symbolize the pillar of fire that led the people of Israel through the wilderness. (Exodus 13:2122). In this context, Jesus called

himself the light of the world. The pillar of fire represented God’s presence, protection, and guidance. Jesus brings God’s presence, protection and guidance. Is he the light of your world?

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hose wanting to travel back in time to relish the birth of the republic on 12 June 1898 may be in for a disappointment. Extant documents show that the leadership of Emilio Aguinaldo was recognized, at least nominally in Negros Oriental. However, with the departure of the Spanish troops, it did not take a long time for antagonism among leaders of the Revolution to rear its ugly head.

Renowned historian, Milagros C. Guerrero, does not mince words. “Many local and provincial officials, whether elected through the elitist system perpetuated by Aguinaldo or appointed by him, seized the opportunity to advance their own selfish political and economic interests,” she states. Guerrero further points out: “In many places, instead of celebrating the revolution and working together, the people were divided – the elite against the poor and ordinary citizens who felt that the revolution benefited only the propertied and politically powerful.” Sadly she also adds: “Thus, at a time when there was a need to band together and fight a common enemy, the infant nation stood on the brink of a civil war.” June is associated with Independence Day from Spain. We tend to forget what ensued while America was waiting in the wings. According to another celebrated historian, Reynaldo C. Ileto, we need to have “a national recuperation of memories of the FilipinoAmerican War that raged from January 1899 to its official termination on the fourth of July 1902.” The internationally known historian Ileto further writes in 2002: “With threats of war hovering over the world at large since 11 September 2001, the Filipino-American War of 1899-1902 takes

on a significance that we have not seen since the late 1960s, when it was referred to as the ‘first Vietnam.’ … A century ago it was the Philippines that formed the object of American fears and desires. It is well worth contemplating the effects of the relationship with the Philippines on the make-up of today’s global superpower.” Helping our memories to recuperate, noted historian of the province, Caridad Aldecoa – Rodriguez notes in her popular book titled Negros Oriental and the Philippine Revolution: “On August 6, 1899, Fr. Pedro Bengoa, a close friend of Gen. de la ViÔa and parish priest of Dumaguete, wrote Fr. Mariano Bernad that Del. of War de la ViÔa (on 16 May that same year) ‘resigned in disgust.’ “This had to do with the failure of Pres. D. Larena to send communications to Dumaguete while in Bacolod, with the rest of the commissioners, who were ‘to discuss and revise’ the constitution of the Federal Republic of Negros. Later it came out that Pres. D. Larena had ignored the rest of the officials in Negros Oriental when he decided to accept American

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TODAY’S

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Matthew 10:26-33

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o not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are [1] They do not understand Church authority and hier- worth more than many sparrows. Everyone who archy. Or to put it less kindly, they reject authority, while acknowledges me before others I will acknowl-

edge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father. —————————— Jesus warns us to be wary of the devil who wreaks havoc in our lives. Mortal death is nothing compared to eternal death or separation from God. Whatever price we pay for holiness is worth the cost. The sensible and wise person will always forsake earthly pleasure in order to gain eternal life.

professing otherwise. -They respected the bishops (Archbishop Lagdameo, Bishop Reyes, Bishop Villegas)

-They kept the bishops’ directives from CFC members, a direct disobedience of Bishop Reyes’ directive to disseminate his letters to all CFC members. -They treated the bishops’ strong recommendations as just recommendations that they were free to accept or reject. This is true enough in the strictest sense, but pastorally, the bishops should have been followed. -They kept misrepresenting the bishops’ words and actions, to the point of being formally corrected a few times by Bishop Reyes. -They did not correct young fulltimers who maligned the bishops in their blogs. -They profess to submit to and follow the bishops but they do not do so. A case in point is Bishop Reyes repeatedly saying that there can be two

CFCs, but they have rejected this and even now are threatening to take legal action against CFC-FFL on the use of the name. -They make promises to the bishops but do not carry them out. After over five months, they still have not cut their partnerships with pharmaceuticals or marketing contraceptives, as they promised they would. [2] They do not understand the basic mission of the Church, which is to proclaim Christ. - Their basic thrust is GK, with the goal of GK777. But in the work of GK, Christ has been marginalized or totally cut out. The work ought not to be the social without the spiritual, extolling heroism but not holiness, building a nation but not the

kingdom of God . In other words, GK has become a charity without Christ. -They are missing out on the great potential of GK to become an evangelistic tool, as God intended for it to be. [3] A lot of secular, humanist thinking has come in. - The right-hand man of Tony Meloto is Boy Montelibano, who is a New Ager and admirer of Freemasonry. He has been tasked to form the minds of the young GK workers. -Joe Tale has resorted to legalities a number of times, to the frustration of Bishop Reyes, and such legalism has actually been the cause of the split. -Other IC members are very corporate and secular in Turn to page 11

I BELIEVE IN LIFE EVERL ASTING EVERLASTING “If in this life only you have hope in Christ, you are of all human beings most miserable.” I Corinthians 15:19 e are a peculiar people for believing in life everlasting. Much of the world has not joined us in our collective belief. Much of the world reminds me of my visits to an- Dr. PROCESO UDARBE cient cemeteries in Rome where on the tombs are written the words purporting to be the dead speaking, “I was not, I was, I am, I am not, I don’t care.” (The words, of course, are in Latin ) For many people, death is a sheer precipice behind which life drags into nothingness. We Christians cling passionately to our belief for as Paul puts it, “If we have faith in Christ only (limited to) in this life, we are of all beings most miserable.”

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Why do we believe in life everlasting? First of all, we believe in life everlasting because we are able to affirm the truth of what we do not see with the naked eye. St. Paul says that we Christians “fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is not seen. The things we see are but temporal, but the things that we do not see are eternal.” In other words, for us, to believe in eternal life is to affirm the reality of what we do not see. The unbelieving person will say: “Yes, you believe in heaven, but you do not see it.” In our Christian faith, the truth is the other way around; “To believe is to see.” In one of the visits of a Turn to page 11


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Our TMO is understaffed and overworked and the people themselves are not traffic disciplined. Many drivers too hardly know traffic rules and don’t respect traffic regulations. It is indeed a mess! The solution to my mind is not decreasing the number of motor cabs nor expanding the streets. The solution is to create more commercial areas, build more streets in the baranggays to de-

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congest the city proper. Most importantly seriously educate the people and drivers on traffic manners! I am hoping our city planners read this article so they can react to it. Do we have a PLAN to decongest the city? If so, when is the city government going to implement the plans? Have a nice day, everyone!

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From page 8 their approaches. -Tony Meloto of course is a marketing man. This is precisely why he has marginalized Christ and CFC in GK, to appeal to an even greater number of partners and funders who will only give to non-sectarian causes. -Many are convinced that there is a political agenda, and GK is merely a tool to further the ambitions of some. [4] IC leaders have lost their integrity and pastoral sense. - They maligned those who had issues with them, especially Frank Padilla about whom they spread many outright falsehoods, -They undermined the winwin agreement about the elections that was approved by the bishops, which if carried out would have prevented the split. -Joe Tale and Rouquel Ponte promised they would not run for the IC if the win-win

agreement was not carried out, but they did run. -Joe Tale told Frank two days before the elections that he would not run for the IC, but on election day reneged on this and did run. -They fired from their services brethren who had issues with them and who were working for restoration. They did most of this through email, or copy furnished by e-mail, or just by text. -They refuse to recognize CFC-FFL even when many bishops have already done so. are:

The effects of all these

[1] CFC members, especially the impressionable young, will continue to be misled. [2] CFC-GK itself will do a lot of good for the poor but will not be building the kingdom of God , and may in fact be undermining it. -Tony’s goal is for the Philippines to become First World . We all know what that means in terms of loss of morality and

Sunday Thoughts ... From page 8

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dignitary to our church when I was pastor, I was inspired by what the German Ambassador said. While I was showing him the sanctuary and relating to him the history of our church, he took me aside and said: “Pastor, I tell my friends— if you are 30 years old and above and you don’t have hope in eternal life, you are to be most pitied.” Today I tell you, if you are less than 30, you are not off the hook. What did Abraham Lincoln say? He said something like

this: Since God created man capable of responding to him, capable of spiritual thoughts, there can be no question the human being does have God’s immortality. Of course, we know that eternal life is promised to, and reserved for, all who believe in Christ. Each of us carries the potential. As one line from a poem we learned in our childhood puts it about Adam, ‘Dust thou art, to dust returneth, was not spoken of the soul.’ (To be continued)

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the move to secularism and even when hedonism. [3] Those that God would have planned for CFC to evangelize and pastorally care for will not be evangelized and pastorally supported. ALL THESE ADVERSELY AFFECT THE VERY LIFE AND MISSION OF THE CHURCH. [1] We will have a whole generation of heroes but not disciples of Christ. [2] We will have the poor liberated from material need but not saved from sin. [3] The CFC that God had raised will not be doing its work according to His will and plan. My intention of sharing this side of CFC-FFL is for all the members of Couples for Christ to know the reason of the separation. Now it is up to the general membership of CFC and the people in general to judge who is right and who is wrong.

Question we ... (Art)

From page 5 criticisms of those in government for failing to give us this kind of surroundings. And yet we forget – or choose not to remember – that we are key players and partly to be blamed and held responsible for our community’s dirt and garbage, literally speaking. ——————We demand for good government, political officials in the hierarchy of that government. We demand for men of integrity and high uncompromising moral standards, good examples and role–models in both their public and private lives. Yes, we demand a lot. And yet during elections many of the most qualified, the best of the gifted and brightest among us shy away from the challenges of public office and choose to be fence-sitters. ———————We demand for a safe and orderly traffic. And yet how often do we overlooked that on several occasions – during our unguarded and reckless moments – we, ourselves, are part of the problem causing so much inconvenience and even endangering others. ———————Some of us are so inconsiderate to even think that our right to demand of others is a one-way traffic. A few years back in one of those BAC 1-11 flights to Manila, I was seated beside a prominent citizen of our city. As soon as we are airborne he started to recite a litany of demands which NORECO II should be doing for him and the rest of the electric consumers. ——————— I did not mind the litanies he had taken with my short travel time. As general manager of our electric cooperative then I have always welcomed suggestions or even demands to improve our services. I did have an earful of these during that short one-hour flight. It was an opportunity for me to hear and to listen – the most unlikely place and time notwithstanding. ———————

My staff officer who was with me on that flight commented that the gentleman was a very difficult person to deal with. Inspite of a very minor inconvenience to him, he refused to allow us to run our lines at the border of his property. We had to re-route our lines to enable us to light up the next barangay. ———————This is a sad commentary on the attitude and mental set of some people –

some, hopeful not of most people. It is rather unbelievable that we demand so much from others and yet how niggardly we give something of ourselves. ——————— The message of Pres. Kennedy is timeless. It is a message for all times, for all people, for all nations, for all levels of societies and communities of the world. ——————-

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of reasons and causes. They are not spared. This is not to mention that those who seem to have a healthy affective life, humanly speaking, have it but without or with hardly any relation to God and to things of God. Piety is often stiff, because the proper feelings are absent. I think we have to understand that there is an architectonic shift taking place in our world today. The great value added in the area of technology has, sadly, not been matched by a corresponding value added in the area of attitudes. Put bluntly, we seem to be getting sophisticated in our technologies, but still quite primitive in our mentalities. In biblical terms, it’s like putting “new wine into old wineskins.” New wine should go with new wineskins. While before, it was enough to have a very general and shallow knowledge of our affective world, now it would seem such knowledge could be very dangerous. There’s a need, especially to parents, teachers, and to people like me, priests, to know more about the affective life. There are tricky, even treacherous areas when we start touching the affective lives of people, and we need to master them. In the classical system, feelings rank low in importance, rating far below that of our spiritual faculties—our intelligence and will. Doubtless, there’s good reason for that. The problem is that such system often tends to ignore our emotions completely. And that’s criminal. Feelings and emotions, the world of our senses and passions, are an integral part of our

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City Special Proceeding No. MJ-08-13 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTING THE ENTRY OF THE BIRTH RECORD AIME LINGCOD IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MANJUYOD, NEGROS ORIENTAL, AIME LINGCOD, Petitioner, – versus – ANTONIO ACADEMIA, in his Capacity AS THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MANJUYOD, Negros Oriental, Respondent. x——————————————————/

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A verified petition having been filed by petitioner through counsel and it appearing that the same is sufficient in form and substance. Set the hearing of this case on SEPTEMBER 24, 2008 at 8:30 in the morning at Session Hall of this Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 45, Bais City, inviting any interested person to appear on said hearing and to show cause why the petition shall not be granted. Let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and the Cities of Bayawan, Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais, Guihulngan and Canlaon, once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks before the date of hearing. Furnish a copy of this Order to the Local Civil Registrar of Manjuyod, Negros Oriental and to the Office of the Solicitor General with address at 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. SO ORDERED. Bais City, Philippines, June 13, 2008.

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The new ...

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accredited and ISO certified. Sister Carmeli is excited with the potential of Bais as a college community and is gearing up the school, physically and in terms of teaching staff, for accreditation, hopefully by next year. On Friday and Saturday I facilitated day-long retreats for faculty and non-teaching personnel. We talked about and reflected on the importance of “Having a Heart for God” in terms of obedience, living the Christian life with conviction, dependence on God to supply our needs, and the necessity to consciously make the choice to love as Jesus loved us. Then we spent time taking a close look at Creation, Covenant and Community, of the early Israelite communities, Jesus’ concept of community, and the present LCC community. We learned that the Christian Community today is a community of disciples who believe in Jesus Christ, who live in joyful harmony and unity with one another, with creation and with God. Community members acknowledge their weaknesses, and as they are transformed, become channels of God’s transforming grace to others. Faith and bible sharing thus become a focal point in nourishing and strengthening community members. The challenge facing LCC Bais is to form itself into a true Christian community that will leave its mark on everyone who enters its gates. The LCC community is challenged to be compassionate to its students, faculty, and community members, to be an instrument of blessing in assisting people to experience the liberating love, justice and power of God, and to be channels of the Gospel Message of HOPE. With God’s help Sis Carmeli, her staff and faculty, together with the support of the parents and students, sincerely believe that these challenges can be realistically met and the school’s Vision and Mission fulfilled.

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he kidnapping of ABS-CBN news correspondent CES Drilon and her crew is, to me, symptomatic of a deep and endemic resentment that contaminated humanity from the beginning of time which is made more profound, complicated and aggravated by a “self-righteous majority” that is incidentally more blessed with economic and political power. I am here attempting to look at the incident and similar incidents worldwide with a different Atty. Joel perspective in the hope that we are able to reconcile the weakCadiogan Obar nesses (or strengths) of our Christian Faith with the malady of the Islam Religion. I write this as I consider the phenomenon a joel_obar@yahoo.com test, a challenge and a tempta- phenomenon that is sweeping the tion to our Christian Faith. Do human race and unless we undernot get me wrong. I am not justi- stand it in a macro-perspective, we fying the wrongful and criminal may not know how to live with it, and acts of people. We surely must worse, we might only be exacerbathate the sin but, mind you, we ing the already volatile if not irre- driven from the ground which opened its mouth to receive must love the sinner who, by the versible situation. way, must repent and undergo ANGER and RESENTMENT your brother’s blood from your a process of punishment or has its beginnings in the bibli- hand. When you work the atonement. But our appetite to cal story of Cain and Abel. “Then ground, it will no longer yield its search for the truth should the Lord said to Cain, ‘WHY ARE crops to you. You will be a restnever fade away. This writing is YOU ANGRY? Why is your face less wanderer of the earth’.” addressed to our Christian and downcast? If you do what is (Genesis 4:7-12). Thus, was the Muslim Brothers who are both right, will you not be accepted? repository of the principle of desirous to share a life of peace But if you do not do what is right, CRIME and PUNISHMENT. What and love under the blessings of sin is crouching at your door; it follows however is the divine a great and universal Father- desires to have you, but you guideline that is promulgated hood of God. must master it.’ Then the Lord for society to follow in dealing The Ces Drilon kidnapping, the said to Cain. ‘Where is your with the sin and crimes of MNLF-MILF separationist move- brother Abel?’ I do not know he people. “Cain said to the Lord, ment, the IRAQ & AFGAN WAR, replied. ‘Am I my brother ’s ‘My punishment is more than I the ABU SAYAF GROUP, the keeper?’ Then the Lord said to can bear. Today you are driving TALIBAN TRIBE, the SEPTEM- Cain, ‘What have you done? Lis- me from the land, and I will be BER 11 BOMBING of the TWIN ten! Your brother’s blood cries hidden from your presence; I TOWERS in mainland United out to me from the ground. Now will be a restless wanderer on States of America are all part of a you are under a curse and Turn to page 19

Vector ...

(Kojak)

(From page 5) any stagnant water. The common house fly is a curious creature. Surprisingly, the fly has no mouth. He eats by using a long tube (proboscis) with a flat disc on the end. When he lands on your pancit, he will vomit stomach acid to pre-digest our noodles for his dinner. When everything is a nice liquid, the fly uses this proboscis to suck up his meal much the same way you drink your mango shake through a straw. Often, he will leave you some of his liquid meal which AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch II

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other looks very similar to us. Each year, thousands of people die from contact with this cute little animal. At one time it wipes out over half of the population of Europe; there is probably one living in your home right now. The common rat or mouse is an extremely clever and prolific animal. It is the only animal other than primates with the ability of metacognition (awareness of self and the ability to learn by reasoning). One mated pair can produce over 14 offsprings in just a 21-day period. As those baby rats mature, the population can grow exponentially to over 826 rats in just 5 months. The mouse and rat can be host to over 30+ diseases, including deadly hemorrhagic fever and black plague. If you need to fear an animal, fear the rat. He is a killer. Be an Everyday Hero. Take charge of your environment. Reduce the threats to you and your neighbors. Teach your children to help you create a safe community. Dengue fever or diarrhea does not care if you are rich or poor, smart or stupid, young or old. They can both be equal opportunity killers. Don’t let them rob us of our precious children / old people.


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Medical coop elects new set of officers

Caption ................ BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Dr. Gerardo Maxino, Chairman (standing, right) and Dr. Roy Arco, Vice Chairman (standing, left). The other members of the Board are (from right-left) Atty. Vivian Maquiling, Loreta Sable, Delma Manila, Carmen Gloria and former BOD Dra. Ma. Sarah Talla. The Negros Oriental Hospital and Health Services Cooperative (NOHHSCO) held its 8th Annual General Assembly at Gov. Mariano Perdices Hall of DCCCO last June 14, 2008 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. One of the agenda was to elect Board of Directors and its officers for 2008-2009. The new set of Board of Directors are Dr. Gerardo C. Maxino (Chairman), Dr. Roy Arco (Vice Chairman), Atty. Vivian O. Maquiling,

Carmen I. Gloria, Loreta D. Sable, Alfonso Elvina and Delma P. Manila. Audit and Inventory Committee is chaired by Jose Maria Monasterial with George Salaveria and Leonel de Jesus as members. Election Committee is headed by Tinang Jubela with Marina C. Mendoza and Rogelio Clamonte as supporting members. Vice Chairman Roy Arco is to take charge of Education Committee with the assistance of Fe Brillantes, Dra. Maria Sarah Talla and Dr. Fedencio Aurelia.

RADIO CLINIC

From page 2 organizations will “not win for as long as he is here in Negros Oriental.” In response, Rev. Rey Geloagan stated that since his organization has been labeled a communist front then he will hold the Philippine Army responsible if they will be harmed. Also during the inquiry, Commission on Human Rights Special Investigator Jess Cañete scored Karapatan for branding him as an army “mouthpiece” he reminded the committee that he has recommended for the prosecution of some police and military personnel before. Third District Board Member Roel De Gamo and Provincial Attorney Erwin Vergara jointly defended Cañete and vouched for his integrity and impartiality. Vergara also said that the military now has shown its

Dolphins show selves to media

2008 is Year of Fray De Urdaneta two-day

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Urinary tract infection, hypertension and diabetes are diseases which also affect human kidney thus said Dr. Kenneth Coo, a nephrologist, during Thursday’s radio clinic program of the “DUMAGUETE TONIGHT.” Coo urges men and women to take annual urinalysis for early detection of infection.

Capitol probe ...

Second District Board Member Mariant Escaño Villegas (2nd from left) leads the inauguration and turnover of a Barangay Agricultural Development Center at Sitio Nagsala Brgy. Sta. Cruz Viejo, Tanjay City. Joining her are (from left) Councilor Cidni Mapa, Mr. Bimbo Ruperto, BM Melimore Saycon, Brgy Captain George Orlino, Councilor Steve Teves and City Administrator Erki Lozarita.

willingness to discipline its ranks and cited an incident when Lt. Col. Neri himself brought two soldiers to the local police station for detention after they fired their guns indiscriminately. For his part, PNP Provincial Director Sr. Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr. dared Karapatan and its allied groups to also denounce the atrocities of the New People’s Army. Some residents from Linantuyan Guihulngan and Sta. Catalina town also spoke before the committee and accused the army of harassing them but could not support further their allegations. Col. Neri criticized Lagorra for his failure to take into account that the 79th Infantry Battalion managed to establish its own camp on the third week of March yet the alleged human rights abuses committed purportedly by his troops in Siaton and Sta. Catalina were reported even before their ar-

symposium, titled “The Adventurous Journey of Fray Andres de Urdaneta, OSA,” will be held on June 25, 2008, at the National Commission on Culture and the Arts Auditorium and on June 26, 2008, at the Aula Magna of Instituto Cervantes. The symposium aims to further the body of knowledge on Fray Andres de Urdaneta, the Basque Augustinian friar who made substantial contributions to Philippine arts and history in the 15th century, is part of the celebration of the Year of Urdaneta, celebrating the 500th anniversary of Fray Andres de Urdaneta this year. Despite his achievements, Urdaneta is largely under-recognized, especially in the Philippines and even rival in Negros Oriental. Saycon, who has been with the underground movement in the past, observed that allegations against the military can be fabricated based on his own experience hence in order to verify the strength of the accusations the probe body must then conduct on site inspection were these alleged abuses and atrocities were committed.

Weeks after the oil exploration in Tañon Strait was terminated, the local government of Bais invited members of the media to tour its rich mangrove forest cover and take a trip off Bais Bay to see if the dolphins have returned. As if to welcome the working press the dolphins did appear and shared our enthusiasm and delight. Among those who joined the productive sea trip were from left Bong Torino of DYEM-FM, Neil Rio of Fil Products Television, Juancho Gallarde of SkyCable, Florence Baesa of DYEM-FM and Dems Rey T. Demecillo of the Negros Chronicle. They were joined by Jufill Mira of DYWC and Edmund Sestoso of Sun Star Dumaguete.

in his home country Spain. The scientist and cosmographer accompanied Don Miguel López de Legazpi to the Philippines, and discovered the tornaviaje or the return route, which has been used for the next 250 years specifically by the ManilaAcapulco Galleon Trade that brought Philippine and Asian cultures to Europe through Mexico. On December 4, 2007, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared 2008 as the Year of Fray Andres de Urdaneta by virtue of Proclamation 1423 in recognition of the friar’s achievements. The Philippine government and the Urdaneta’s home city of Ordizia in Spain jointly laid out plans for a significant commemoration of

MEV marks Coral Anniversary

These young ladies will showcase their talents on July 5 at the Negros Oriental Convention Center to celebrate the Coral Anniversary of MEV Dance Studio. They are from left Marya Inocencio, Isa Tate, Camille Elli, Sheena Du, Kim Balfiños. Tickets are available at the Girl Scouts of the Philippines.


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Negros Oriental Provincial Office Director Sr. Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr. (second from right) led his officers and men during the 11th leg of the PNP Transformation Torch Run, Saturday morning, which is aimed to signify the desire for a more disciplined and effective police force.

Task Force 24 seized Looc drug suspect

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suspected drug user and dealer was nabbed by Task Force 24 Wednesday noon. Authorities identified the suspect as Cart Iligan, 27, single, a resident of Zone 3, Brgy. Looc, Dumaguete City. According to NBI Agent Miguel Dungog, they were conducting patrol in the area when they spotted the suspect. They confiscated one transparent plastic sachet with shabu powder worth P 500 and one tin foil from Iligan who claimed that the seized items were “planted” by the Turn to page 19

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he long arm of the law did catch him. A man facing frustrated murder charge here in Dumaguete City was arrested in Mantalongon, Dalaguete, Cebu recently. The suspect was identified as Reynaldo Gines, alias “Tonton” and was a subject of a warrant of arrest issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 34 Judge Rosendo Bandal Jr. for frustrated murder. He was arrested by elements of the Dalaguete PNP and was turned over to the Dumaguete City Police Station at 4:45 Tuesday afternoon escorted by PO1 Noeh Rosales and PO1 Euwin Pitogo. Gines was temporarily detained at the PNP Detention cell before he was transferred to the Dumaguete City Jail.

Chastised father hacks own son and daughter nable to accept that his own children would criticize his drinking habits, a 63year-old father reportedly went on a rage and hacked his own son and daughter using a bolo. The bloody incident occurred inside the family’s dwelling in Sitio Bitayan, Brgy. Hilaitan, Guihulngan City. The suspect identified as Bonifacio Villacoier got mad when his son and 16- year-old daughter asked him to quit drinking. At that time the father-suspect was drunk and used a bolo to attack his two children identified as Ronelo and Marissa, hitting them in different parts of their bodies. The victims were rushed to the Gov. William Billy Memorial Hospital while the suspect voluntarily gave himself up to village councilor George Trinidad.

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Around Negros BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO

Bais dolphins are back but number has declined

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The rescued sea turtle moments before members of Bantay Dagat released him back to the sea.

Guihulngan folks hit activist groups

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undreds of residents from five barangays of Guihulngan City staged an indignation rally against members and officials of Karapatan, Kaugmaon, Bayan-Muna, Gabriela and other cause-oriented groups and accused them of being legal fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army. The placard-bearing took turns in lambasting the barangay officials and some residents coming from organizations and called on military officials deBarangays Trinidad, them to leave the city. nounced the cause-oriented Linantuyan, T-Hill, The rallyists accompa- groups for Mabunga and Malusay nied by their respective Turn to page 19

4 PNP camps on red alert vs. NPA

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egros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director Sr. Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr. revealed that four police stations are placed on red alert status in preparation for possible attacks by the New People’s Army which is the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines.

The four police stations on red alert are Guihulngan, Canlaon, Sta. Catalina and Bayawan

City. Marquez said that it is better to place these stations on red alert so that the security will not be com-

BY LELE MARTINEZ

Take no Glory

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The 2.5 kilometer boardwalk allows you to fully appreciate the lush Bais mangrove that Mayor Hector “Tata” Villanueva claims makes his city “tsunami-free.” Lately, tourists and locals alike are delighted to learn that the playful and intelligent dolphins are back after making themselves scarce in the past months.

ocal residents and visitors of Bais City were visibly pleased with the apparent return of the playful and majestic marine mammals after they reportedly left their habitat just off Bais Bay and Tañon Strait when Japex Philippines conducted its oil and gas exploration despite strong objections from local officials and environmentalists. Mayor Hector “Tata” Villanueva expressed elation that the dolphins served during an early mornhave already re-appeared ing visit by some Dumagueteand hopes that this would based media rejuvenate the tourism industry of the city. Turn to page 19 However, it was ob-

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promised easily once NPA guerrillas would attempt to stage an attack. Turn to page 15

Only three of the six complaining members of Karapatan showed up during the preliminary hearing of the harassment charges they filed against the members of the 79th Infantry Battalion. The three who were present during Tuesday’s hearing presided by Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Demetrio Dingal were (from right) Chaty Balderas, Raymond Eyos, and Dindo Gallardo. They accused troops belonging to 79th Infantry Battalion harassing them during a symposium in Barangay Mantiquil, Siaton.

umaguete City is home to many American Christian missionaries, starting with the Presbyterian Thomasites who started Silliman University. Every so often, American missionaries come visit our city. Last week a group called the “Take No Glory” band arrived in our city for a series of performance at different venues. The members of the band come from Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa and Calvary Chapel Indiana, with a group from Calvary Chapel Hawaii that arrived later this week.

The Take No Glory Band is a band of men and women that use music as a ministry for giving of themselves and for teaching and spreading the gospel all over the world, all for the glory of God. I learned that after successful performances in Hawaii , the group flew into Manila and arrived in Dumaguete City Friday afternoon last week. With a long wait at the Manila airport for their domestic flight they played their guitars and sang songs in the open grounds at the airport, which was a strong witnessing of their love and passion for God as the other passengers watched and listened. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” Colossians 3:14-15 Arriving in Dumaguete on Friday, the group did a concert at Café Antonio that was well attended. Later, two of the group, Ian and Johanna had a radio station interview, where they were able to share about the Take No Glory band, what they do and about their evangelizing mission. On Saturday morning they joined a children’s outreach, sang with the children, and lead them in worship. They also performed a drama/dance, taught the children different hand motions to some of the praise songs and fellowshipped with the children afterwards.

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Saturday night the group joined the boulevard children’s ministry at our beautiful Rizal Boulevard. Saturday nights are a treat for the children around the Looc- Tinago area, as they group together at the boulevard for an hour of songs and prayers with volunteers from Calvary Chapel. The boulevard regulars who relax in the boulevard usually stop to see and listen to the children. This time, in between performance, the group was able to share the gospel with the boulevard crowd who stopped to listen. They also led the children in worship songs. It must have been quite an experience for both the band members, the children and the boulevard regulars. “Let the children come to me and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18: 16 Sunday Morning the group played during the two Sunday services at the Calvary Chapel in Motong. Some of the team joined some students of the school ministry from Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, teach the children’s Sunday School for the first service. Wednesday evening this week, the group played a full evangelistic concert at Sillman University Church, that beautiful campus landmark built by American missionaries decades ago. I always look at that church with reverence; that church has seen the thousands of university students. Including myself, through the years I sit and listen to God’s message, and that night, a Christian band held an evan-

gelistic concert to a full packed church. College students filled the pews and listened keenly to the music and the gospel message given. I met a wonderful woman from Calvary Costa Mesa that night, Fern Decker, who practices an interesting profession, she teaches welding skills and does welding work! Many of the guests were impressed at the presence of so many young students who filled the church. “Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12) Saturday June 21, the group made a big free concert at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, playing contemporary Christian music and sharing gospel messages. The group leaves on June 25 and will be in London for six weeks doing band performances and sharing the gospel, proceeding to Vienna , Austria for two weeks of performances before flying to Boston to do more performances and sharing of God’s message in the East Coast. It was a privilege to meet some members of the team and Ian, the band leader and who also shares the gospel; they will have many miracle stories of God’s grace to tell when the team returns to the US after their long trip around the world. God bless and keep you all safe as you do your musicianary role, bringing music as missionaries to the world, to God’s glory.

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pino.

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Such is the beauty of sports. It does not only mean the game or the manner of playing – it also seeps into our consciousness. It makes us remember our community, our nation, our traditions. It brings us together. It is one of the few things that can make wars stop. It is one of the rarest instances where bridges are built and a common language is being spoken that cuts through all limits and breaks down all walls. Sports speak to our soul. A soccer match can captivate people from all walks of life in the Western world while we are enthralled by the same match in our salas. A boxing match charms almost everyone in our shores and even beyond. Its not just sports, its an activity with a purpose. And it has the power to change the world.

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HEALTH IS WEALTH

Make good reading a habit

BY REA LYNN D. REAL

“Reading is to the mind (and spirit ) what exercise is to the body.” – Addison

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ndoubtedly, our early love for reading has greatly helped us formed our basic attitude and values as well as the knowledge and understanding of countless things and happenings in life. We have learned our fundamental knowledge brought about from reading of prescribed textbooks in school and other learning materials from outside. Expert studies have shown that the building of characteristic traits of people are facilitated and largely depend on the lessons and values of what the person had read in his life which influenced greatly his thinking and lifestyle, like most great men in history experienced. Let us mention some benefits of reading . Read-

ing, no doubt, enhances our knowledge and the good pleasures of life. It increases our vocabulary and enriches our expressions, expands our understanding of enumerable subjects of interests, brings happiness (i.e. jokes, entertainment, etc.), facilitates first-hand information of countless memorable events and happenings in our world as reported in local and national daily newspapers as well as international magazines like Time or Newsweek. The encyclopedia are stacked with interesting data on almost anything found in the universe. Certainly, reading enhances one’s intelligence (IQ), especially on “smartness”. One could be a potential “winner” in any contest, be it literary, musical or even political. Consistent reading could make a person to be somebody: like a good teacher, lecturer, speaker or writer, etc. Plus,

one will never become a “bore” in any friendly company . For sure, you’ll be an “entertainer”, a “walking dictionary”, or a “historian”. And much more , nobody will call you an “ignoramus”. Believe me. Most educated and cultured people have been greatly helped in their readings of highly inspiring works of the world’s brilliant literary writers, like Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Destkoevsky, Jules Vernes, Hemingway, of course, every Filipino should read Dr. Jose Rizal’s patriotic novels, “Noli Me Tangere” and El Filibusterismo”, plus other enumerable books and magazines on almost every subject. As authentic Christians, we don’t have to forget to read spiritually-uplifting books like the Holy Bible, Purpose –Driven Life, Good Souls, etc. Today, there are popular books designed for imagina-

THIRTY YEARS AGO DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA

(From the CHRONICLE Files)

Samahan prexy’s house blasted; suspects at large

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tive youths who eagerly sought the thrills, romance and adventures in life. Series like “Harry Potter” or Ian Fleming’s “James Bond series”, are examples of good viewing and reading entertainment. Books that twist facts whose authors would try to make it appear as true, should be frowned upon. Those acts are profitmotivated and only determines the mind of the innocent and gullible. Advice to youths: Aside from reading your schoolbooks, find time in reading other highly educative and informative materials from other books, magazines, etc. Don’t depend on internet alone. For as the great writer, Sir Frances Bacon aptly said: “Reading maketh a full man.” Very true, indeed.

une 25, 1978—-The Philippine Constabulary and the district office of the Ministry of Agrarian Reform are looking into the motives and angles behind the recent grenade blasting of a house of a Samahang Nayon president of Sitio Tabili, Barangay Himokdongon, Mabinay. According to a PC and MAR report, pects were hired by certain persons the victims were identified as Tomas Yu to stop the Samahan President from whose wife Eustaquia is the Sitio’s testifying as a witness in an agrarian Samahang Nayon President. She sustained case. At the same time, Lt. Col. Franmultiple wounds from splinters of shrapnels and is now confined at a local cisco Fernandez Jr., Provincial Comhospital while his husband sustained mander, personally conducted an inwounds in the head and neck. In a sworn vestigation in Mabinay and inaffidavit and letter complaint, the couple structed his men to bring the culprits positively identified four persons as the to justice. The area falls under the perpetrators. They claimed that the sus- jurisdiction of Capt. Jose Ayap, 333rd PC Company Commander.

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Special ops troopers arrive; rebels attack ex-comrades

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une 26, 1988— A company of soldiers composing the Special Operation Team (SOT) arrived to beef up the anti-insurgency operations of the military. Provincial Constabulary Commander Lt. Col. Ricardo de Leon disclosed that the group is headed by Lt. Roberto Alegayo and will be deployed mainly in Southern Negros Oriental. The SOT will be fielded into different teams, Col. de Leon added. The group has just completed a comprehensive training in Camp Crame. The objective of the SOT is not to go out on a military offensive but to penetrate the remote rural areas and inculcate in the minds of the rural townsfolk the values and advantages of democracy, Col de Leon

said. Meanwhile in Guihulngan, the scheduled mass oath-taking of about 200 former sympathizers of the rebel movement in the outliving barangays of Guihulngan and set in Canlaon City did not push through last June 12, Independence Day, because the event was marred by an attack allegedly staged by rebels which also resulted to the death of four “Alsa Masa” members and the wounding of two others. Brig. General Jesus

TEN YEARS AGO

Hermosa, VISCOM Chief, was supposed to administer the oath of the returnees. The attack happened in Sitio Sandayao, Barangay Trinidad in Guihulngan and involved members of the KADRE or the Kalihukan Alang sa Demokrasya ug Reporma, one of the anti-Com organizations in the Negros Island under Pastor Samuel Rivera. Sandayao is about 25 kilometers from Canlaon City. Pastor Rivera, however, was not able to reveal the names of the four fatalities.

Perdices orders city lotto outlet padlocked

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une 24, 1998—- The popular lotto outlet in the city was padlocked as ordered by outgoing Mayor Agustin Perdices. City Police Inspector Marcelo Jocutan led the City Hall-PNP Team in padlocking a lotto ticket terminal located at Corner Real and Luke Wright Streets in Bag-ong Taytayan, Barangay Angatan. The lotto terminal is temporarily closed following the operator’s failure to present a mayor’s permit that might have legalized their operation.

Councilor-elect Samuel Dicen and Acting City Legal Officer Leah Medina also joined the CH team. The lotto ticket terminal started business for four days yet with four of the six incorporators identified: NORECO 2 Board Chairman Enrique Medina Jr., former Catholic priest Patricio Badoy, former PNP Col.

Rolando Cuello, and a certain Rudy Alloquin. Medina was at the lotto ticket terminal when Perdices served the temporary closure order. Badoy explained that the lotto operations which has been declared legal by the national government don’t need a mayor’s permit.


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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 36 Dumaguete City SPECIAL PROCEEDING NO. 4661 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF SURNAME IN RE: PETITION FOR CHANGE OF SURNAME UNDER RULE 103 OF THE REVISED RULES OF COURT OF PRINCESS GADIANE SAMSON. PRINCESS GADIANE SAMSON, represented By her mother, VICENTA R. GADIANE, Petitioner. x—————————————————————————————/

AMENDED ORDER A verified petition has been filed by petitioner through Atty. Elizur V. Umbac praying that the entry in the records of birth of PRINCESS GADIANE SAMSON on file with the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Olongapo City, be corrected; 1. Ordering the correction of entry in the Birth Certificate of Princess Gadiane Samson, that the surname of the petitioner as entered in the birth certificate as SAMSON, be changed to GADIANE in order to conform and be consistent with her true and correct surname as provided by law. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course. WHEREFORE, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that this petition is set for hearing on July 8, 2008 at 2:30 in the afternoon, in the Session hall, Dumaguete City. This Order shall be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, in a newspaper of general circulation and published in the whole province of Negros Oriental, to be selected by raffle, at the expense of the petitioner at which date, time and place, the petitioner shall appear and prove her petition, and that all other persons having or claiming interest thereon shall also appear and show cause if there is any reason why the petition should not be granted. Let copies of this Order be furnished to the petitioner, as well to the Local Civil Registrar of Olongapo City, and to the Solicitor General, who are given fifteen (15) days from notice thereof, within which to file their opposition thereto, if any. In the event that the Office of the Solicitor General may not be able to appear on the scheduled hearing, to designate the Provincial Prosecutor of Oriental Negros to appear for and behalf of the State. The Deputy Sheriff assigned to this Court is tasked to post copies of this Order at the entrance of this Court and the Provincial Capitol Building of Oriental Negros. SO ORDERED. GIVEN, this 6th day of June 2008, Dumaguete City, Philippines.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region HALL OF JUSTICE BUILDING First Floor, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135, as amended filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG FUND), Mortgagee vs. WYNN CHESTER U. SIA (Mortgagor) a resident of Sta. Ana Realty Development Corporation (STARDECO), Calindagan, Dumaguete City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of February 29, 2008, amounts to Php925,309.83 PESOS, inclusive of interest and penalty charges and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sale at public auction on JULY 23, 2008 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon, at the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff, Regional Trial Court, 1st Floor, Hall of Justice, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property of the mortgagors, to wit:

“A parcel of land (Lot 29, Block 1, of the subdivision plan, Psd074610-028957, being a portion of Lot 4329-B-1, Psd-07-019157, situated in the Barrio of Banilad, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros. Bounded on the NE., along line 1-2 by Lot 32, Block 1, of the subdivision plan; on the SE., along line 2-3 by Lot 4329-A, Psd-07-02-011901 (Road 6.50 m. Wide); on the SW., along line 3-4 by Lot 28, Block 1, on the NW., along line 4-1 by Lot 30, Block 1, both of the subdivision plan, containing an area of NINETY TWO (92) square meters more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. Dumaguete City, Philippines, June 10, 2008. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARIA ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff

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REAL ESTATE

FOR SALE Code D1

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Kind House & Lot

P12M negotiable D2

D3

Location / Area Price Pulantubig 2689 sq.m. along highway, near SPUD concrete fenced, 6BR w/ basement + 2 maids quarter, spacious lawn

Commercial Bldg. Locsin St., near PNP and Lot plus along, negotiable P17M negotiable next Lot 634 sq.m.

Call: 0918-9296049

(Agrinitz) Area: 2,972 sq. mtrs. Location: Soludpan, Bacong, Neg.Or. Price: 3M Negotiable

Description: Modest Nipa Hut, Two (2) piggery housing w/ septic tank fifty (50) fruit bearing mango trees (9 yrs. old). Concrete fence back and front, side fence is hug wire. Potable water from NAWASA, w/ 1,000 liter overhead tank, w/ twenty (20) 9 yrs. old Mahogany trees and 5 fruit bearing jackfruit trees. PHCCI title w/ one signatory.

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House & Lot

Near Batinguel Elem. School, 454 sq.m. 3 BR, 1 maids quarter spacious, fully furnished

LOTS FOR SALE

P3M negotiable

Contact: 0918-929-6047

REAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE: LOT-A

1.

FOR SALE

Lot NO. 5721, Situated at Apolong Valencia, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 2,953 square meters. - price: PhP1.8M Neighboring residences are owned by foreigners - Clean title with only two registered owners. ———————————————

LOT-B

2. One property, with two separate titles, being separated by a barangay road passing through them: LOT NO. 4529, Situated at Valencia, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 1,189 square meters and LOT NO. 4528, Situated at Valencia, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 633 square meters - price for the whole property: PhP1.6 M. With more than a hundred standing matured lanzones trees. - Clean title with only one signatory to the deed of sale. ———————--——————-

LOT-C

3. BEACH LOT Situated at Dauin, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 7,081 square meters. - Negotiable Price: PhP 15.5M. - Only one signatory to the deed of sale LOT-D

4. LOT NO. 6805, Situated at Opao, Seit Siaton, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 22,432 square meters - Price: PhP60.00 per square meter. Elevated property with scenic view of Tambobo Bay where the Yachts can be seen being docked. Just a road away from the river - Clean title. With proper documents. ——————————------—— Contact: 0918-929-6047.

FOR SALE Sprawling 4.1 Has. of land Ideal for Memorial Park Sulodpan, Bacong Contact: 0918-929-6047

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE Contact 0918-929-6047

HOUSE AND LOT (K 1)

Area: 160 sqmtrs. Location: Casa Alicia Subd., Candau-ay, Dgte. City Price: P2.5M Description: 3 bedrooms, garage, lawn, with good neighbors.

HOUSE AND LOT (K 2) Area: 320 sqmtrs. Location: Casa Alicia Subd., Candau-ay, Dgte. City Price: P4M/ negotiable Description: 3 bedrooms, garage, lawn, with good neighbors.

HOUSE AND LOT (K 3)

Area: 250 sqmtrs. Location: Casa Alicia Subd., Dgte. City Price: P4M Description: 3 bedrooms, garage, lawn, with good neighbors.

Real Estate 1. Commercial Lot Location: Looc Area 194 sq.m. Clean title P6 M negotiable

AGRI LOT

2. House & Lot Location: Bantayan Area 1,852sq.m. 6 bedrooms, garage, lawn huge sala, kitchen fence P10M negotiable Clean title

HOUSE AND LOT (K 4)

3. House & Lot Location: Lower Talay, Dgte. City 5 bedrooms, 2 CR’s, huge sala, dining hall, kitchen, landscape lawn 400 sq. m. Clean title P3.5 M along the road

DEED OF HEIRSHIP AND SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY NOTICE is hereby given that Catalina Y. Torres, Rowena Torres-Aguilar, Ruel Y. Torres q and Ranulfo Y. Torres, the heirs of the late ROGELIO R. TORRES, have filed and executed a Deed of Heirship and Special Power of Attorney represented by Catalina Y. Torres to claim whatever benefits due by reason of the death of Rogelio R. Torres who was an employee of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Dumaguete City per Doc. No. 213, Page No. 44, Book No. XX, Series of 2008 of Notary Public Atty. Teopisto T. Calumpang, Jr. The Negros Chronicle June 15, 22 & 29, 2008

Area: 900 sqmtrs. Price: P1.5M Location: Combado, Negros Oriental (Bacong) Description: Accepts 2 payments, 3 bedrooms, with underground, Garage, lawn, 3 rooms of piggery and respectful neighbors.

HOUSE AND LOT (K 5)

Area: 1,200 sqmtrs. Price: P 2M Location: Upper, Cantil-e Description: 3 bedrooms, garage, lawn, right of way and good Neighbors.

AGRI LOT

(K 2)

Area: 2,280 sqmtrs. Price: P500 Thousand Location: Lutao, Bacong, Negros Oriental Description: 4 coconut trees and sources of wood trees.

HOUSE AND LOT (K 7) RUSH SALE

Location: Northern Junob, Four Bedrooms, Open style living area 2 CR’s (inc. ensuite to main bedroom) Sari-Sari Store - possible fifth bedroom Under Cover Parking, approx 8 minutes to downtown (4 mins. to Lee Super Plaza)

LOT FOR SALE (K 8)

Northern Junob, Area: 4,908 sq.m. Products: 100 coconut, Hundreds of corn plantation Price: P4.9M. Accept 2 payments, with Clean Title

BEACH LOT FOR SALE (K 9) Location: Sibulan; Area: 400 sq.m.; Price: P2M (negotiable) Clean Title

AGRI LOT

(K 3)

Area: 700 sqmtrs. Location: (Talay) East Balabag, Valencia City Price: P 350 Thousand Description: 3 bamboo trees, 2 jackfruits, with right of way, accepts two payments and Clean Title.

Worldwide... (From page 4) 1920s – but it is going to be “ugly” as Time Magazine puts it. As they say: when your neighbor loses his job – that is Recession. When you lose yours – that is Depression. The United States may not be there yet – but its hiccups have sent cold shivers to almost every nation directly or indirectly. There are 12 million Filipinos who can make do without rice, maybe – as a matter of habit or choice. They live on corn, bread and root crops (kamote, turnips) and bananas. Unfortunately the price of wheat is 20% higher today than the last decades and there is corn shortage in corn-growing Cebu. And wheat is a major component of flour used for our bread. The supply of rice is at its lowest in the last 20 years and the price at its highest in the last 34 years. The Philippines devour 11 million metric tons per year but we cannot supply enough of it to our people. In fact from a mere 800,000 metric tons of rice importation in 1996, the Philippines will now have to import 2.4 million metric tons in 2008.

(K 1)

Area: 14,700 sqmtrs. Location: 120 coconuts at Combado, Bacong, Negros Oriental, with Price: P4.5M negotiable Right of way and good neighbors.

Call: 09189296047

Beach LOTS for Sale Call: 0918-929-6047 Code Area B1 B2 B3 B4

3,400 sq. mtrs 1,200 sq. mtrs 1,085 sq. mtrs 1.4 hectare

Location

Price

South Poblacion, Bacong 10 M w/ clean title Buntis, Bacong 1.5 M w/ clean title South Poblacion 2.5 M w/ clean title San Miguel Bacong 15 M w/ clean title (Near Ducomi) B5 20,000 sq. mtrs Bulak, Bacong 15 M w/ clean title B6 40,000 sq. mtrs Boundary Near Beach: of Bacong & Dauin 40 M w/ clean title B7 2,100 sq. mtrs South Poblacion, Bacong 2.3 M w/ clean title B8 2,900 sq. mtrs South Poblacion, Bacong 3 M w/ clean title


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Mayor Jun Gonzales ... (From page 4) that all real estate under his responsibility are registered under the Torrens System and safeguarded from squatters, unlawful occupants or the like.” (emphasis supplied) According to the COA the failure to substantiate ownership of these real properties is in violation of the above-cited COA circular. Another violation cited by the COA is the Administrative Code of 1987. The COA says in cases of “deeds to property purchased by any government agency, the COA shall require a certificate of title in favor of the government or other evidence satisfactory to it that the title is in the government.” There are two legal violations cited by the COA which Mayor Rodolfo Gonzales Jr., must sufficiently explain to the people, particularly his constituents. So the matters that Mayor Rodolfo Gonzales of Valencia needs to fully explain to the public are very simple. First, why are real properties listed in the books of accounts, or schedule of properties not in the name of the municipality? When exactly were these properties acquired? Or, more to the point: How much time has passed since the acquisition of these real properties? Why is it that in his many years as Valencia Mayor (this is his third term already), he has not been able to cause the titling of this property in the name of the municipality, when this is his IMMEDIATE responsibility as per COA Circular 92-386? Should there be (unnecessary) litigation disputing the ownership—as the COA fears could happen—would it be proper and fair to let the people of Valencia shoulder the litigation costs, when it is the mayor who failed to do his job and duty to ensure the prompt titling of the properties? Mayor Gonzales should explain this to the people. (Next week: Valencia failed to submit inventory report of movable property valued at P20.7-million)

Bais dolphins ... From page 15 practitioners recently that the number of dolphin species in the area has drastically declined. City aquaculturist Daisy Marie Teves told newsmen that Bais has eleven known species of dolphin and an estimated population of one hundred before but only two species were seen during the visit. They were identified as the spinner and the bottlenose dolphins. To explain the phenomenon, Teves announced that Dr. Angel Alcala of Silliman University and his team will conduct further studies now that Japex has terminated its

Task Force ... From page 14 arresting officers. Iligan claims that he is a patient of the Talay Mental Rehabilitation Center but Dungog is still verifying it. He stressed that even if the suspect has a mental illness he should still be charged for when he was arrested in possession the illegal drugs he “exercised normal mental ability.”

oil drilling and exploration activities. Meanwhile, a sea turtle was rescued by members of Bantay Dagat after it was “trapped” in a fish coral. The creature weighed 10 kilos and 30 centimeters in length. It was later released on orders by the city government. Teves explained that the mere presence of sea turtles indicate that Bais marine environment remains rich and diversified.

Demand upgrade ... From page 1 kilowatt hour in 2012. Elmaco explained that the province’s electric consumption would further increase by 11 megawatts which can no longer be provided by our present source from Torongan, Leyte. Hence, the need to buy the power requirement from the IPPs. Another major reason for the projected increase in power costs would be the electric cooperative’s projects to upgrade its sub stations in Pulantubig, Dauin, Siaton Bayawan and Tanjay. To implement these projects, Eunora Sameon said NORECO II will contract a loan of P 200 million from the Land Bank of the Philippines, the payment of course will be passed on to the consumers.

From page 1 Macias accompanied the lady senator as she toured the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital and marveled at the modern medical equipments installed in the premier health facility. “It is rare for any province to run a hospital with top of the line equipments that are made accessible to all,” shares Cayetano. She was equally impressed of the health care system and the establishment of community based hospitals and hinted that she may adopt the scheme in future legislation. Today, the senator who is also a health aficionado will participate in the 32nd Milo Marathon Damaged Stage expected to draw some 2,000 participants.

Indecision is ...

Siaton folks ...

From page 5

From page 2 names indicating that they are rebel-returnees. However, of the six complainants only Raymond Eyos, Chaty Balderas and Dindo Gallardo were present for the preliminary investigation by Fourth Assistant Provincial Prosecutor Demetrio Dingal. Absent were Lito Hernandez, Renato Agbones and Winbel Mordino Visitacion. This did not sit well with Dingal who was forced to postpone the preliminary investigation to June 30 and told the complainants to show some interest in the proceedings.

(Muffet)

Our life is full of choices . To know what is the right one depends on who we are and what we are. There is always a risk in everything we choose. Someone wrote this poem, To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental To reach out for another is to risk involvement To expose our feelings is to risk exposing our true self. To place your ideas your dreams, before the crowd is to risk loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair, To try at all is to risk failure. Choices involve risks. But if we risk nothing, we have nothing. Life is a constant challenge.

4 PNP camps ... From page 15

Guihulngan ... From page 15 allegedly harassing them, for forcibly recruiting them to join the underground movement and for collecting revolutionary tax. Malusay Barangay Captain Reynaldo Casipong wants the military to stay in their area to ensure that the New People’s Army cannot stage a comeback in their community. To further dramatize their indignation, the residents burned the effigies of Fred Caña, Secretary General of Karapatan and Erwin Sabijon of Kaugmaon.

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Pia’s pork ...

The New People’s Army is known to raid PNP stations that are isolated and undermanned. The CPP-NPA has been battling the government for more than three decades and efforts to reach a peace agreement have not been entirely successful.

The Mantiquel residents led by Barangay Captain Jasmine Darias told Fiscal Dingal that there was no truth to the allegations of human rights abuses committed by army as most of them were present during the supposed incident. 79th IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Erwin Neri branded the charges as mere fabrication and a waste of time. However, Joseph Lagorra, Provincial Coordinator of the Promotion of Church People’s response or PCPR that is allied with Karapatan, was unfazed and vowed that they would never withdraw the charges.

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Children of ...

(Joel)

From page 12

the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me’. But the Lord said to him, ‘NOT SO; if anyone kills Cain, he will suffer vengeance seven times over’. The Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him.” (Genesis 4: 13-15). By now, I am not sure if you know from whence and to where I am going. Anyhow, my mind is clear, the culture of SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS and ELITISM among the equally sinful and undeserving democracies has spawned GLOBAL PRIDE and ARROGANCE and thus marginalized the “MODERN CAIN” and brought forth into this world the CHILDREN OF ANGER and RESENTMENT, the folk hero of whom is BIN LADEN. This is now the true challenge and the real test of both the Christian and Islamic Faith. Globalization of Democracy and the establishment of a World Religion are the best ingredients of extremism and fundamentalism for they attack cultures and practices which find their origins in antiquity. It is the same on the local scene. A too centralized government that is imposing its principles on tribes that has its

NFA issues ... From page 2 fact that June and July are considered lean months because of almost zero harvest in the country’s rice farmlands. Lazalita said that the province of Negros Oriental continues to receive its share of imported rice from Thailand and Vietnam. Most poor families have been flocking to stores and parish selling NFA rice at P 18.25 per kilo even as the government is looking for other means to ensure that the government subsidized staple will be readily available to the poorest of the poor. At the same time, Lazalita expressed disappointment that the city of Dumaguete is not keen on working for the distribution of family access cards. He said that the cards would provide means to ensure that NFA rice would really be accessible to the neediest. An average family is allocated 5-6 kilos of NFA rice per week.

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own peculiar kind of governance even before the onset of the Philippine Republic is a process of democratization without democracy. We have legislated institutions that are devoid of culture. The once peaceful co-existence among tribes that has and would be (if government is to be restructured) the seed of TRUST, RESPECT, LOVE and UNDERSTANDING amongst people of different color, faith and beliefs have been withdrawn thereby receding its place to the man eaten up by resentment and anger, a candidate for terrorism and insurrectional fundamentalism. Our problem is that we have a leadership (local, national and international) which has chosen, because of the joy and convenience of their respective comfort zones, to be ignorant of the nature, character and history of our present malady. Aristocracy and arrogance will bring us nowhere in our quest for solutions. But rather it is cultivated knowledge and humility; the love of Christ and the brotherhood of prophet Mohammad; the piercing WORD OF GOD; the submission to the TRUE AND ONLY SOVERIEGN POWER OF GOD; that will finally liberate the human heart and eventually culturally cultivate the governments of the world. Ladies and Gentlemen, brother Muslims and Christians, my Countrymen, let us go back to our native self; find ourselves in the shoes of Cain; face our Creator naked and alone; and most importantly KNOW HIM by his WORD which surpasseth all understanding. Then and only then could we truly comprehend and be able to retrace our destiny as a people and nation. Have a nice and pleasant day. (email: jcobar@gmail.com)

Baloy’s home ... From page 2

from the residents of Linantuyan. Authorities wanted to search his house ostensibly to recover several long firearms like M14 armalites, carbines, shotgun etc which were said to be kept inside the Baloy’s residence. The city’s Chief of Police C/Insp. Petrocinio Gracia said that the grown up children of Lourdes Baloy initially resisted the operation but were overwhelmed. Lourdes was not seen inside the house during the raid witnessed by Barangay officials led by its chieftain Elpidio Vilar.

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. 7, CEBU CITY

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. 7, CEBU CITY

CASE NO.: 07-08-2256 (07-03-1589)

CASE NO.: 07-08-2255 (07-07-0851)

NELSON INAO – vendor EUSEBIO JUMAWAN - vendee Applicant/s.

EFREN MORALES – vendor REYNOLD VILLOCILLO - vendee Applicant/s.

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Applicants vendor/vendee request for the approval of Sale and Transfer of a Certificate of Public Convenience including one (1) unit Filcab service authorized on the line: Enrique Villanueva – Larena -Siquijor and vice versa which said CPC was granted under case no. 07-03-1589 dated August 21, 2003. Applicant vendee now desires to continue the operation, and extend the validity of CPC with the use of the same unit and to charge the rate authorized by the Board for this type of service. This application will be considered by the Regional Board on July 11, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. at its office, Kiwanis Bldg., Dumaguete City on which date applicant/s shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least five (5) days prior on the above date applicant/s shall publish this Notice on one (1) newspaper of general circulation in Cebu/Visayas and served by registered mail, copy of the application and this Notice to all operators affected, as appearing in the attached list. Parties opposed to the granting of the application, must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same applicant/s and if they so desire to appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its record, and the documentary evidence submitted by parties, unless the Board deem it necessary to receive additional documentary and / or oral evidence. WITNESS, the HON. ROMULO V. BERNARDES,, Regional Director, this 17th day of June 2008.

Applicants vendor/vendee request for the approval of Sale and Transfer of a Certificate of Public Convenience including one (1) unit Filcab service authorized on the line: Dumaguete City – Dauin and vice versa which said CPC was granted under case no. 07-070851 dated December 21, 2007. Applicant vendee now desires to continue the operation, with substitution of unit and to charge the rate authorized by the Board for this type of service. This application will be considered by the Regional Board on July 11, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. at its office, Kiwanis Bldg., Dumaguete City on which date applicant/s shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least five (5) days prior on the above date applicant/s shall publish this Notice on one (1) newspaper of general circulation in Cebu/Visayas and served by registered mail, copy of the application and this Notice to all operators affected, as appearing in the attached list. Parties opposed to the granting of the application, must file their written opposition supported by documentary evidence on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same applicant/s and if they so desire to appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its record, and the documentary evidence submitted by parties, unless the Board deem it necessary to receive additional documentary and / or oral evidence. WITNESS, the HON. ROMULO V. BERNARDES,, Regional Director, this 17th day of June 2008.

The Negros Chronicle June 22, 2008

(Sgd.) ATTY. EVELYN CARMELITA G. MISAL Hearing Officer IV

The Negros Chronicle June 22, 2008

(Sgd.) ATTY. EVELYN CARMELITA G. MISAL Hearing Officer IV


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