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VOL. 35

No. 3

Dumaguete City,

FIRST TO HIT THIS SEASON

FRANK leaves 3 dead, 2 missing

BY NEIL RIO & BONG TORINO egros Oriental did not escape from the fury of typhoon Frank, based on confirmed reports from affected towns and cities, three people died of drowning as Frank battered the province beginning Saturday, June 21.

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The three victims were identified as Jesus Ebogan, 39, married, a resident of Brgy. Nangka Bayawan City; Jowel Jan Cantonijos, 19, of Cangmating, Sibulan and Jorie P. Danag, 20, single of Bonbonon, Siaton. Ebogan was swept by strong currents of Tanayan River when he attempted to cross it; Cantonijos also drowned while swimming Sunday afternoon while Danag’s cadaver was found floating at

Tambobo Bay. Still considered missing are two fishermen identified as Jerry Sanchez, 18, single, and one known only as Nonel, 30, married, both of Brgy. Culipapa, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental. Their fishing boat JohnJen capsized in the municipal waters of Basay on June 19. But four other fishermen were rescued on the morning of June 21 at the coastal area of Barangay Cawitan Turn to page 18

Bridging Negros Isl. with Maayo barges

TAMPI TWIN -1 the latest of the MAAYO Shipping barges which has sustained cargo shipping services to Cebu since early 80s is capable of eight ten wheelers and four forward trucks.

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hether made of impounded steel or a hanging bridge, you can kiss the elusive dream goodbye , that of linking Negros Island and Cebu with a steel bridge because while the distance is viable, and the market is feasible, the under current in Liloan, tip of Cebu Island, simply would not hold any bridge of modest construction, unless it would fall under the mega construction level with such unimaginable price. And who would bother? The politicians? Yes, of course, until kingdom come the blueprint has not taken off. But one visionary with the ing Negros Island and Cebu with name of Martin Matiao , since af- barges. He was inspired by the ter the war, and starting the late durable beach crafts of Normandy 70s, being one of the old busi- perhaps. ness families in Dumaguete, Ting And indeed, since the early Matiao already thought of bridg- 80s Turn to page 19

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JUNE 29, 2008

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COA confirms multimillion Valencia anomalies BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO & FLORENCE BAESA

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he Commission on Audit Regional Cluster Director based in Cebu City has given Valencia Mayor Rodolfo Gonzales Jr. (right) until June 29, today, to institute appropriate action on seven major “deficiencies” covering millions of pesos worth of public properties in Valencia which were identified by the COA State Auditor Team 7 leader as among those which she discovered during the last comprehensive audit on the accounts and operation of Valencia for the year ended Dec 31, 2007. COA regional director Ms. Grace ceived by the Valencia Sanggunian on May 29, Napigkit who hails from Negros Oriental, 2008. imposed this deadline on Mayor Gonzales Mayor Gonzales on the other hand was Turn to page 19 in a letter dated Feb 28, 2008 and was re-

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he working media industry in Dumaguete, both in print and broadcast, has unanimously voted to form the Press Club Legal Defense Unit which will tackle all forms of harassments on the working media including legal defense in case of meritorious libel suits.

This was the offshoot of the latest grandiose press conference called by one mayor in a plush hotel, only to denounce one media member of the working press. What the working media urged was that next time public figures and people involved in media issues should exercise his or her right to reply in the same medium which aired such criticism and not go to other media to air his reply. That mayor did not exercise such right to reply Turn to page 19

“POWER CHANGES PEOPLE. BEWARE: THOSE ELECTED ARE SERVANTS NOT MASTERS.”


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PRINCESS OF THE STARS

Three Negrenses among casualties

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

Councilors hi-tech cell phones mismatch?

retired laywer-businessman, a manicurist and an on-the-job training Maritime Education student of Negros Oriental State University were among the more than 800 missing when the MV Princess of the Orient owned by Sulpicio Lines capsized off Sibuyan Island in Romblon last week at the height of Typhoon Frank.

Atty. Vicente Dionaldo, 75, a scion of the big Dionaldo clan from Guihulngan City and a former basketball superstar of the University of San Carlos went to Manila to attend the 82nd birthday of

his elder brother Atty. Manuel Dionaldo. Jullie Quirante Mendoza, 41, of Jilocon, San Jose worked as a manicurist on board the ill-fated ship and her remains have been reportedly recovered

and will be shipped back to the province soon. Meanwhile, the NORSU community headed by President Atty. VICENTE DIONALDO Henry Sojor offered Retired businessman prayers for his nephew, Guihulngan, Negros Or. Turn to page 18

TOP OF THE WEEK

BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

“Organic farms produce “Lone ranger” opposes expensive veggies, rice” expensive dads’ phones

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apitol’s desire to shift to organic farming in response to the rising prices of chemical fertilizers may prove to be an unwise idea after all since the products that can be derived from these farms would be expensive than those produced using chemical fertilizers.

Governor Emilio Macias II fears that due to high cost of farm inputs, primarily chemical fertilizer, farmers will stop growing rice and shift to other crops. He ordered the Department of Agriculture to intensify its promotion for the use of organic fertilizer, which according to Provincial Agriculturist Gregorio Paltinca would be cheaper and prac-

tical. However, Marciano Kho, a leading rice trader, thinks otherwise saying that from his observation, buying vegetables and rice produced using organic fertilizer are quite expensive and is “more of a luxury.” He reasoned that while chemical fertilizer has reached an average of Turn to page 18

P3M mini-hospital on NORSU’s 4th Yr

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lessing of the ”mini-hospital” that costs close to three million pesos of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences (CNAHS) was one of the highlights of the celebration of the 4th Charter Anniversary of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU), Wednesday, June 25, 2008. Four years ago, through Macapagal-Arroyo. Republic Act 9299, the then NORSU President Dr. Central Visayas Polytechnic Henry A. Sojor gave an inCollege (CVPC) was con- spirational message relating verted to a state university. to the celebration’s theme, The law was signed by “NORSU: President Gloria Turn to page 15

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awyer and Westpoint graduate Kagawad Alan Gel Cordova otherwise known as the “lone ranger” stood pat on his decision to oppose the resolution passed by his colleagues in the city council to purchase high-end phones ostensibly to make them more efficient in coming up with better crafted legislation. The resolution, which was sponsored by Kagawad Chiquiting Sagabarria provided that each councilor, the vice-mayor and members of the body’s Secretariat will be entitled to a brand new N82 cellular

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t is not surprising to know that our local governments would also like to partake to the influx of hi-technology in that the idea of providing the city mayor, his vice mayor and all the city councilors with high tech cellular telephone sets worth P20T each. They have our blessings, provided this should generate more good than harm. True indeed, there are pros and cons about the issuance of expensive cell phones to our elective city officials even if it is only issued for their use and not given, to become their own and personal property. On the good side of progress. The expensive SMART cellphones costing over P300T for 14 units, (we heard is to be bought without bidding?) is intended to be used for data gathering by the city councilors in aid of legislation. But let the records speak of each kagawad at every year-end report on how this official cellphone has helped this and that councilor in their legislative functions. Unfortunately, we know that some of them are not yet computer literates. Don’t we have a mis-match here?

Kag. CORDOVA

phones priced at P 24,000.00 each. It would have been one major occasion when councilors of all stripes cross partylines to see a resolution Turn to page 18

RICE prices to drop as traders lose war vs. NFA

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ice traders admit they are losing hordes of costumers to their traditional rival in the market: the National Food Authority. However, except their small time counterparts, they are not in danger of closing shop. “Business has slowed whose businesses also indown and NFA has been do- volve other commodities ing well in its bid to force and items. the prices of commercial Businessmen also disrice to remain low,” says puted suspicions that the soDanford Sy of New Bian called rice crisis is being Yek Commercial. made worse by rice hoardHe adds that the big rice ing because “there is no reatraders are hurting but “sur- son for any trader to do viving” especially those that.” Turn to page 18

Americans help Ilo-ilo flood victims US President George W. Bush (right) welcomed President Gloria MacapagalArroyo in the White House last week and ordered the USS Ronald Reagan and its battle group to assist with relief and rehabilitation efforts for the victims of Frank that ravaged central Philippines including the provinces of Ilo-ilo and Negros Oriental. Arroyo is scheduled to visit Iloilo Tuesday after she arrives from the US to convene her Cabinet. Local officials expect that with the presence of the President, the pace of relief operations will move faster. (See related story on page 3).

(email: elydejaresco@yahoo.com)

This MODEL N82 has a TV monitor so we hear, it is capable of tele-conferencing with more than three people at the same time, but the rest of its capabilities like camera, voice and video recorders, e-mail and internet are available in cheaper models. There are cheaper models capable of teleconferencing. So why go to these expensive cellphone models during hard times? This does not speak of wise and frugal spending to many taxpayers, we believe, considering that this city has such a small area and tele conferencing would be impractical unless done with regional and national officials. For us, we are inclined to favor such project but with a strong CAVEAT that their numbers should be accessible and available to the public since it is owned by the people. Each of them though, can still have their own private cellphones for their private use. This cellphones should be marked for official use only. Second, it surely can make our councilors, mayor and vice mayor more accessible to the people. And to us, this is the biggest and ultimate justification that the expensive N82 cellphones be issued to our city hall representatives. The least that can be done is to make these public-owned cellphones of city officials open to the public from 7am to 7pm if only to give justice to this very expensive gadgets which we all are aware, that it would still function just as efficiently even among cheaper models. Finally, will it make each of them less of a councilor, mayor, or vice mayor if they use a cheaper model, just for the sake of the majority who are poor?


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AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Main Office

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City

Legaspi Street In Front of Holy Child Dumaguete City

Army soldiers unload boxes of bottled water from a US Navy Sea Hawk chopper to be distributed to the typhoon victims in the city and province of Iloilo. The US Navy chopper landed at the Iloilo airport in Cabatuan yesterday straight from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan currently in Philippine waters. CHRIS FERNANDEZ/ PNS

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here is no fire to put out, but it doesn’t need one to put a fire truck’s waterholding and pumping capability to the same life-saving use. Silliman University in Dumaguete City sends today its fire truck to Iloilo City to assist in transporting water from a town in the province of Iloilo to the city where efforts to restore electricity and water supply are still ongoing.

Iloilo is one of the worst hit areas in the country by typhoon Frank. First to be serviced will be the affected members of Silliman’s sister school, Central Philippine University, the local United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP), and Silliman alumni. Silliman is a protestant university affiliated with the UCCP, but with a predominantly Catholic student population. It is the country’s oldest American university. Another vehicle is being sent by Silliman containing donations of food and cloth-

ing from Silliman students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. Cash donations through voluntary salary deductions from its faculty and staff members will be transmitted next week. The call issued Wednesday by Silliman University for all “to act as one community” also sparked support from Negros Oriental Governor Emilio Macias II and Negros Oriental Second District Representative George Arnaiz, both of whom are Sillimanians, in the form of donations of rice. “This is our way of re-

AGENCIA CIUDAD PAWN SHOP Main Branch JAT Building San Juan St., Dgte. City Branch 1, San Jose St., Dgte. City, Beside UCPB Tel. # 225-8543 / 225-7651 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City

sponding to the call for us to assist in the best way we could our fellow Filipinos in the neighboring province of Iloilo,” Silliman President Ben Malayang III said. While Malayang said the country is hit with other tragedies, “we need to assess our resources and capabilities, and determine how we can best maximize them and benefit more people in one area.” Silliman has an active alumni chapter in Iloilo City that pledged counterpart support and assistance for the flood victims. The support that Silliman extends in times of national calamity and tragedy is not new. In 2006, when a flashflood in Leyte left hundreds homeless and grieving, Silliman donated a portion of its university Christmas party budget, and secured more donations in kind at the night of its Christmas party. (Sgd. Mark Raygan E. Garcia, Director)

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 16, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch II

Cor. Perdices & Sta. Rosa Sts., Dumaguete City All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 17, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch III Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 18, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch IV Twin Arcade Bldg., Dumaguete City

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 19, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. at this office.

AIME LINGCOD, Petitioner,

LIST OF VACANT POSITIONS

– versus –

1. CITY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT HEAD I (CITY ADMINISTRATOR), SG-25, Item No. 2 Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree; Experience: 5 years experience; Training: none; Eligibility: CS Prof/Second Level Eligibility 2. ADMINISTRATIVE AIDE I (Utility Worker I), SG-1, Item No. 128; Educational Qualification: Must be able to read & write; Experience: none; Training: none; Eligibility: none

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

(Sgd.) ISMAEL O. BALDADO Judge

Prepared by: APPROVED: The Negros Chronicle June 29, 2008

RURAL BANK OF MABINAY (NEG. OR.), INC., Mortgagee,

Noblefranca Street Dumaguete City

Republic of the Philippines CITY OF BAIS -oOoOffice of the Mayor

ANTONIO ACADEMIA, in his Capacity AS THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MANJUYOD, Negros Oriental, Respondent. x——————————————————/

EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE (Under Act 3135, as amended)

AUCTION SALE AGENCIA BELEN Branch I

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,

Special Proceeding No. MJ-08-13

EJF No. 08-17-R

All unredeemed and unrenewed expired items will be auction on July 15, 2008

(Sgd.) AWING T. WONG Supervising AO (HRMO IV) (Sgd.) HECTOR C. VILLANUEVA City Mayor

-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.

Sheriff IV Certified Correct: The Negros Chronicle (Sgd) JUNAFE PPCM R. EDIZA June 22, 29 & July 6, 2008 OIC, Clerk of Court

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Graft raps eyed vs. Valencia dads

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Create special courts for maritime cases

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ollowing the tragic sinking of Sulpicio Line’s Princess of the Stars, the call of Senate Majority Leader and Independent Senator Kiko Pangilinan for the creation of special courts that will hear maritime cases, has come very timely and our congress better learn their latest hard lesson before the advent of more sea disasters God forbid. It is undisputed that “The Philippine’s record of maritime disasters is deplorable, and unscrupulous shipping companies get away from their liabilities because of the slow dispensation of justice. We need to look into creating special courts that will focus on maritime cases to address this problem very swiftly.” At the rate maritime cases are heard, we can clearly see that justice has not been done to thousands of victims because of the slow grind of justice, and that shipping companies never learn their hard lessons of emphasizing sea worthiness of their vessels because none of their shipping companies have been jailed or punished enough for their massive homicidal negligence during sea disasters no mat-

ter what the reason. In the interest of the effective administration of justice and expeditious disposition of cases involving maritime disasters, Senator Kiko is right in suggesting that certain branches of Regional Trial Courts in cities may be specially designated by the Supreme Court to try and decide cases involving maritime accidents such as but not limited to sinking vessels, collisions, allusions and fire, whenever such accidents result in loss of lives, injuries and/or destruction or damage to property.” “The reason why these man-made disasters keep on happening is because the prosecution and conviction of erring shipping companies take too long, if they happen at all. We need to expedite these processes if we are to promote vigilance and efficiency in the shipping industry and instill fear for the rule of law.”

unicipal officials of Valencia are in hot waters and may be facing a string of criminal charges for violation of the anti graft and corrupt practices act and other penal laws.

This surfaced after the Commission on Audit (COA) has unearthed a multi-million peso loan anomaly involving municipal officials of Valencia . The COA has discovered that the municipality of Valencia, under Mayor Rodolfo Gonzales Jr., has extended financial assistance in the form of loans amounting to no less than P3.8-million to non-government organizations (NGO’s) and peoples’ organizations without proper accreditation. The COA has also discovered out that members and officials of these NGO loan beneficiaries are the approving officials of the municipality of Valencia themselves. Because of this serious irregularity, the COA fears that the loan funds amounting to P3, 830,000.00 cannot be protected against loss and misuse, to the great disadvantage to the government and to the people of Valencia .

Four anomalous NGO-beneficiaries The commission on audit has identified at least four NGO beneficiaries which have been recipients of anomalous loan releases. These NGO’s are the following: (1) Valencia Integrated Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative Inc., recipient of P3,000,000.00 loan; (2) Valencia Contract Growers Association, recipient of P500,000.00 loan assistance; (3) Valencia Ornamental Plants and Flowers Growers Association, Inc, recipient of P150,000.00 loan assistance (4) Barangay Lipton Small Coconut Farmers’ Association, recipient of P500,000.00 loan assistance

VOID loan releases The COA also declared that loans released to the Valencia IGMPC amounting to P3-million and to the Valencia Contract Growers Association are VOID considering that these NGOs are disqualified from receiving financial assistance from the municipality. The COA said these disqualified NGOs will have to immediately settle the amount released to them.

Violation of anti graft laws eyed Truly enough, the beginning of the end The most serious discovery by the COA was the of these senseless sea tragedies is in punishing the guilty as severely as possible, inter-locking of directors or officials or members of these like life imprisonment for every dead vic- NGOs with the approving officials of the municipal tim of sea disasters. government. By “interlocking” means officials of NGO loan (Turn to page

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Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

“Ces and Frank”

es and Frank” is not as funny as TV’s “Mork and Mindy” or as nostalgic as “Dick and Jane” or as a couple like “Brad and Angelina” or as enemies like “Punch and Judy.” But for the last 10 days, “Ces and Frank” was the most famous item on the lips of 90 million Filipinos for separate reasons.

“Frank,” as you know, was the howling super-typhoon that devastated a wide swatch of area across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and destroyed P3-billion worth along the way together with hundreds killed or missing. “Ces,” on the other hand, is the Ces Oreña-Drilon, the famous anchor-star reporter of ABS-CBN who was abducted for “10 days, in the Jungle of Hell” and allegedly ransomed for a whooping P20 million. “Frank” was frankly, hotheaded and spared no one along his warpath, leaving many lives and property lost and the

rest – for a time without electricity and water. It was the dark ages – again – “Frank” is now facing a number of court cases for multiple murder and massive destruction of private and public property. “Frank” – or we might as well call it the monster-killer “Frankenstein” – claimed its largest horde of victims by sinking off Romblon island the MV Princess of the Stars of Sulpicio Lines – with over 800 passengers, many of whom are believed dead. Even on those early days of the “floating coffins” plying the Manila-Cebu route, that sea area in Romblon has always

been choppy and filled with sharks. How hungry the sharks then at the time of sinking could determine how many more survivors will rise from yet another tragedy involving Sulpicio Lines. Sulpicio Lines or “Puwerhisiyo Lines” as one radio commentator termed the shipping line, could face a franchise loss since it has already been involved in three sea disasters in the past 21 years. The biggest of course, was when the Doña Paz collided with an oil tanker that killed 4,386 off Mindoro-considered the worst maritime tragedy of the world in peace time history.

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The following are true stories that came out of the resent earthquake tragedy in Sichuan China. They could just as easily have been stories about us here in the Philippines. The frail little 10-yea- old girl had survived 60 torturous hours under the crushing rubble of her collapsed primary school. When rescued, she whispered, “I am so hungry, I want to eat dirt.” Ten minutes later she died. Li’s father could hear his son’s faint cries. “Daddy, I am right here, please

save me!” They managed to save 30 of Li’s middle school classmates, but when they finally reach little Li, he had stopped breathing. Xi and his wife were both trapped in the collapse of their dormitory. He told her “You must be strong. You have to think about our daughter and how to steer her on the right path. Should she stray all will be lost.” Those were his last words. With those words in her mind, his wife

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“Kan-on”: Political Commodity

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JAMES “KOJAK” HUGHS

E-mail kojak3238@yahoo.com

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Bangladesh and China too. In Pakistan, the price of rice has gone up over the past month by more than 60 per cent year on year. Of course, the causes of the shortages and high prices are diverse. You have drastic weather changes and natural disasters. Then there is high fuel prices, which add to transport costs. Add smuggling and electricity problems there too.

Yet the bigger tragedy is how the rice shortage will affect the ordinary Filipino. According to the National Statistics Office, of the 90 million Filipinos, 68 million live on 100 pesos a day. If the price of rice continues to soar, then Mang Pedro and his family will not be able to have Kan-on on their table. The government has suggested substituting pan de sal with rice. Even going Turn to page 10

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wo prisoners looked out of the window. One saw the bars and the other saw the stars. I love pearls. They come in different array of colors like white, pink, blue or the rare ones which are the black pearls. They are magical and feminine, and the only gems which come from a living organism which is an oysMUFFET ter. But these lovely gems started as “irritants”. These irriDOLAR tants are mostly sand that gets inside the oyster shells. To VILLEGAS protect itself, the oyster tries to cover these foreign bodies with layers of pearly substance known as “nacre” which gives the pearl a unique appearance and iridescent glow. As time goes by, these so called irritants beyond compare. Whether we like it become pearls. or not they are part of our daily existIn life , we meet people or trials ence. They may be fleeting that may irritate us, yet somehow they occurences or someone you have to e-mail: produce life enduring values like pa- live with for the rest of your lives. tience, love, long-suffering humility or Have you breathed these Blue_bell57@yahoo.com words,” This person brings out faith. I borrowed the term the worst in me.” or “ I wish this “gracegrowers” from someone ordeal ends.” who also borrowed this term from Sometimes, these irritants are another. Gracegrowers refer to vital in our growth. God seems to alpeople or circumstances that are low them in or lives for some purhard to understand or love yet pose. We only learn to be more pathey mold us positively or nega- tient with people who stretch our patively depending on what we are tience. We learn to love unconditionally to those who are hard to love. made of. I’m sure you have met this per- Trials produce fortitude, courage, son sometime, somehow, or you may endurance and faith. Gracegrowers have encountered trials or problems may produce pearls someday. They say that success is not the real test of character, but give 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012 a man failure and you will know 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012 who he is. 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012

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ters just across the SM-Manila for a 15-minute ride to the domestic airport. The wind and the rain were howling. Typhoon signal number 1 has been hoisted over Metro Manila. ———————When I reached the airport terminal I heard over the intercom announcements that the Bacolod and Cebu flights were being boarded and ready to depart. I was elated. My Dumaguete flight scheduled 7:10 will likewise be leaving soon. Or so I thought. ——————— What happened next was simply chilling. The over-crowded predeparture area was bombarded with announcements that this and that flight will be delayed due to late arrival of aircrafts. By this time the

delayed flights came announcements of cancellations. When flights for Zamboanga City and Tuguegarao were cancelled, I said to myself “This is it”. These destinations were too far away from the path of the typhoon their cancellation mean only one thing – with the worsening weather condition planes could not safely take off from Manila. All flights will have to be cancelled – as, it in fact, they were. ———————Having anticipated this, I rushed to the airline office outside and squeezed myself in to be number 77 in the rebooking for the

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HIS is serious business for all of us, and in fact it admits of no exception. Prayer is the lifeline of our soul, just as eating and breathing are for our body. We need to do it not only to survive, but more to keep us spiritually vibrant and productive everyday. Life should be a flow of prayer. Prayer should stream the whole of our life! We therefore have to feel the con- pious reasoning. stantly urgent task of improving the Let’s remember what St. Auway we pray. We cannot allow it to be gustine once said: “Lord, you have held hostage by the fluctuations of made us for yourself, and our heart our moods and the ebb and flow of is restless until it rests in you.” our human conditions, physical, soThose, who by reason of cial, psychological, etc. health, handicap or any problem Even in the worst scenario when we are unable to consciously pray, feel impeded to pray, or we find ourselves can always be helped by others. completely without energy, or like a dry What are we social beings for if and dead fossil uninspired, we simply we cannot also help others to have to find a way to do it. And there are pray? Our sociability can also always ways available. extend to our spiritual duties, St. John Mary Vianney, a simple you know! but very holy priest, gives us an idea. We have to be more aware of “My God, if my tongue cannot say in our vast powers and infinite ways every moment that I love you, I want to pray. What the body is unable and my heart to repeat it to you as often our feelings cannot cope, our spirit as I draw breath,” he once said in his Turn to page 11

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should not allow ourselves to be knocked out, or if badly beaten, to quit. It takes more courage and guts to survive and rise up then it does to grumble, bewail one’s fate and give up the fight. Without inner strength, faith in God, and an unwavering survival instinct, many times the battle is lost even before it is begun. We can learn from the bamboo. It is not only resilient in the face of storms. The bam-

boo has many practical uses. It can be used for building material, for making furniture, for decorative purposes, for fences. The young shoots are delicious as vegetables and in some countries considered delicacies. The soil in the

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Veteran trader insists, there is no “rice crises” Despite the images of thousands of people braving the scorching heat of the sun just to fall in line to buy six kilos of cheap government subsidized NFA rice, this 70-year-old veteran who has been in the business of buying and selling commercial rice for 46 years insists that there is no crisis. Instead, Marciano Kho of BM Cereals, the son of Chinese immigrants Co Tek Hong and his wife Ong Siy who arrived in 1932 from Xiamen, China and is now one of the leading rice traders in Negros Oriental, believes wrong government policies coupled with the skyrocketing oil prices in the world market triggered the prices of rice to “hit the ceiling” and expose the vulnerability of the nation’s food security.

Dems: What is now the prevailing price of rice in the market? Mr. Kho: Ordinary rice which was sold at P 850.00 per bag before now costs P 1850.00 while the most expensive variety called Granador is now sold at P 2,150.00 per bag when it used to be just P 1,300.00 approximately eight months ago.

Dems: So how can you say that there is no rice crisis at all? Mr. Kho: Well, anybody can still go to any store and buy any number of bags without limit which indicates that there is enough supply in the market. If there is a crisis then the government has already stepped in and put some cap on how many kilos a family can buy in a day or week.

Dems: So what is really the problem? Mr. Kho: The prices of rice are dictated by market forces. The prices are high simply because the cost of production is high. Crude oil is now sold at $ 142 per barrel, the highest in history; predictably the costs of fertilizer and transportation have more than doubled. In addition to that, our farmers do not receive the support services needed to get the full yield of their rice lands.

Dems: Is our ballooning population a factor? Mr. Kho: Yes, but it is not the main cause. In fact Mindanao alone can actually feed the entire Philippines. Besides it is against the teachings of the Catholic Church but the government ought to regulate the population although it is difficult especially in far flung barangays.

Dems: What will make the prices drop? Mr. Kho: The prices of rice were never this high before. We were even scared that this may cause social chaos like in other countries where food riots broke out but the Filipinos proved to be really resilient enough. The prices are abnormally high and they have reached the highest possible prices that there is no other way but for it to go down. I believe that beginning next week the prices will gradually drop. One major reason is the infusion of more supply with the advent of harvest season in Mindanao. Harvest will also go full swing from August to October in Luzon.

Dems: What can the government do? Mr. Kho: The Philippines has enough arable lands that can feed the population. We are supposed to be an exporter of this staple like before and not the biggest importer now. Ironically, we are buying from Thailand and Vietnam which learned the technique of rice production from our very own International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños Laguna. I think the problem started when the government took over the properties of big landlords and distributed the lands to the tenants who neither have the capital nor the expertise to manage the farms. You see, the tenants used only to getting orders and perform manual labor, nothing more than that. And all of a sudden they are entrusted of managing 5 hectares of land under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. Many of our farmers are also not so diligent, they take life lightly. Those who manage their farms well are also in a bind because there is no room for expansion and investment. CARP is good but the implementation has been bad. It puts much emphasis on acquisition and distribution of lands alone. The government must provide farmers with capital through loans, technical know how and other support services

MARCIANO KHO so they can get the full yield of their lands.

Dems: Can the province be rice sufficient? Mr. Kho: Not unless the province can increase the production of rice per acreage of existing rice farms. Our lands here are diversified to other crops. Huge tracts of lands are also planted with sugarcane and coconut.

Dems: Do commercial rice traders get huge profits? Mr. Kho: The rice trade is so volatile; it is hard to predict the market which is so sensitive to outside forces. But I haven’t heard of major commercial traders go bankrupt. A trader must be a hands-on administrator of his business. He must be there personally, practically the first to come and the last to go. And out of your sacrifices you get decent profit.

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

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

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF

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OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF

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

Archbishop Lagdameo speaks BY: REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN. JR.

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“Healthy people don’t need a doctor –-sick people do …..Now go, and learn the meaning of this Scripture; I want you to be merciful; I don’t want your sacrifices. For I have come to call sinners, not those who think they are already good enough.” Matthew 9:12-123

Those who are sure that they are good enough can’t be saved because the first step

in following Jesus is acknowledging our sins and admitting that we don’t have all the answers.

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Here is one of the texts that unequivocally supports the structure of the Church. Jesus chose men and formed them as leadMatthew 16:13-19 ers to take over His mission hen Jesus went into the region of Caesarea when He departed. It is Philippi he asked his disciples, “Who do clear that Peter had a leadpeople say that the Son of Man is?” They ership role in this group. replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others Jesus intended this strucElijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the ture to continue beyond prophets. He said to them, “But who do you the apostles’ lives and prosay that I am? Simon Peter said in reply, vide the foundation for the “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Church as we know it toGod.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, day. Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” --------------------

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I BELIEVE IN LIFE EVERL ASTING EVERLASTING (PART II) “If in this life only you have hope in Christ, you are of all human beings most miserable.” I Corinthians 15:19 nother truth that we can affirm that gives credence to our belief in eternal life is the consistency of the goodness of God. In other religions of the Dr. PROCESO UDARBE world, when they think of God, they think of him mainly in terms of power—power that is absolute, unlimited, overarching—but for us, when we speak of God, we think of him more in terms of his being good. This is what we Christians affirm in any circumstance, in any situation in life. The Scriptures put it plainly: The Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever and his faithfulness to all generations.

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Against this radiant background, my friends, even the darkest objects in the foreground take on borrowed light, even suffering, even tears, even loneliness and pain. All of these lose their power in the radiant light of the goodness of God. Because God is so good, he has planted in our hearts a restless yearning to be with him forever. Because God is so good, our Christian faith cannot think of him permitting us to be snuffed out like a brief burning candle. And so, we have intimations of immortality. We believe that we go on from this life to more life. For to us heaven, which opens up beyond the doors of death, is of one piece with our life on this side of life. So “wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and he will strengthen your heart; wait, I say on the Lord.”

ust a year ago, on July 27, 2007, Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo of Jaro delivered a talk on the occasion of the 6th Gathering of Theology Seminarians in the Visayas held in Iloilo. We are giving way to his talk entitled “Church and Politics: A Historical Perspective.” Starting with a big bang, he rhetorically asked the question: “A Political Church?” Lagdameo continued: “Church in Politics! This is what people sometimes exclaim when they hear of bishops and priests, issuing pastoral letters, intervening (so to speak), or participating in political affairs. I do not have to paint the scenarios. You know them quite well, I guess, I need only to mention here that questions have been raised about a bishop allegedly “endorsing” a political candidate (did he?) about the Bishops Conference issuing Pastoral Letters on strictly political matters (like the conduct of the 1986 Snap Election), about some priests running for government positions, even about priests using the pulpit to preach about the elections. Through the last 50 years the CBCP has issued some 22 Pastoral Statements/Exhortations on elections, including presidential elections, within that period. Our understanding of the situation and our answer to the question are somehow CBCP President affected or colored by our ecclesiology or by our understanding of what the Church is or should be. May the Church be involved in politics? Each understood to be composed only of the Pope, of the three answers that I will offer has an the Bishops, Priests and Religious. When they ecclesiology justifying it. spoke of the Church, they usually meant either “The model or image of the Church pre- the hierarchy or the clergy. Alongside with this vailing at a given period of Church History is limited definition of church is the image of the the key to our understanding of the attitude Church being hierarchico-monarchical. This inand actuation of the Church at that period. stitutional model of the Church was “There was a time (unfortunately it is still so for many people today) when the church was Turn to page 10 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456789

Restoring CFC to its original charism

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ouples for Christ is Couples for Christ. Gawad-Kalinga is Gawad-Kalinga. Gawad-Kalinga is not Couples for Christ, and Couples for Christ should not be Gawad-Kalinga. If only the CFC-Global Mission Foundation Incorporated heeded the spiritual advice of Bishop Socrates Villegas who is one of CFC’s spiritual guides, then possibly the Couples for Christ would have not been separated into two these days. Of course there’s nothing wrong with GawadKalinga. It is a very noble Social Apostolate for the poor. But fusing Gawad-Kalinga with Couples for Christ, or vice versa, has caused many troubles which eventually resulted to two Couples for Christ. There are now two Couples for Christ because of the very noble cause of Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life to RESTORE CFC to its original vision-mission which is Family Evangelization, Family Spirituality, and Family Renewal.

Couples for Christ cannot and should not put all its efforts to Gawad-Kalinga, otherwise it overemphasizes social apostolate to the detriment of Family Evangelization which should be the main concern of CFC. In fusing CFC and GawadKalinga, there is always that tendency to over-stress one while undermining the other. And that’s what actually happened. In the case of CFC-GK, Gawad-Kalinga has been over-emphasized, putting aside Family Evangelization, Spirituality, and Renewal. Of course the CFC-IC (International Council) would not admit this but these have been the observations of many members of Couples for Christ themselves, leading to many complaints raised by many of the members of Couples for Christ who were engaged in the GawadKalinga programs. So, as recommended by Bishop Socrates Villegas, Couples for Christ need not engage in Gawad-Kalinga anymore, just as Gawad Kalinga should concentrate on GK and leave Couples for Christ to do what it is expected to do- the renewal of the family which is one of the nine (9) pastoral priorities of the Church in the Philippines . If possible, GawadKalinga should refrain from using the name Couples for Christ to avoid confusion, and members of

Couples for Christ should instead go back and focus on CFC’s original purpose. “You cannot serve both God and money… you will either love one and despise the other”… It is Tony Meloto himself who declared and was quoted many times as saying that if members of Couples for Christ do not support and work for Gawad-Kalinga then they should look for another community. Well, the members of CFC-Foundation for Family and Life did just what Tony Meloto recommended, giving birth to another child of Couples for Christ which is now CFC-FFL (Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life). This is indeed a very noble task which the reluctant founder of Couples for Christ Frank Padilla started with the honest intentions of RESTORING Couples for Christ to its original meaning and purpose. I believe it is just a matter of delicadeza that Gawad-Kalinga should not use the name Couples for Christ anymore, concentrate on its Social Apostolate, and leave CFC in peace. CFC-FFL has all the rights to use the name Couples for Christ because Frank Padilla is its founder and FFL is

FR. GAMMY TULABING JCD, VG consistent with the vision-mission of the true and genuine Couples for Christ which has never veered away from its original purpose while remaining faithful and loyal to the Catholic Church authorities whose recognition of Couples for Christ is still much needed. In other words, Gawad-Kalinga is by itself a very successful mission among the poorest of the poor (I would like to believe so) and it should not use anymore Couples for Christ and the Church at large to advance its own objectives. The members of the Couples for Christ should listen and follow their original, though reluctant founder, Frank Padilla, who remains faithful to the original vision of Couples for Christ. The members should likewise listen to the directives of the Catholic Church Hierarchy. That is why CFC-FFL is now giving itself a very good name and they are now in very good standing in the Church. The Catholic Church and our society in general need people who will workTurn for the of torenewal page 11 the family. Thanks to CFCFFL.


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RE: Application for grant of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a liner service in the operation of its ships in its applied route for the carriage of passengers and to charge deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its implementing Rules and Regulations. PINKY P. BOLINGOT, Applicant. x —————————————— x

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The Applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the newspaper of local circulation. The Applicant shall likewise simultaneously cause the posting of this Order in a conspicuous place at the affected ports, ships, Applicant’s premises, passenger terminal/s and ticketing offices, as applicable. The Applicant shall present the jurisdictional; qualification and documentary requirements in a summary proceeding to be conducted on July 09, 2008 at 2:30 P.M. at the Conference Room, Cebu Maritime Regional Office, Ground Floor, CCCI Bldg., cor. 11th & 13th Avenues, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City, which is within seven (7) days from the date of publication/posting. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (POE), after which, the application is deemed submitted for resolution/decision. WITNESS, the Honorable Administrator, VICENTE T. SUAZO, JR., this 2nd day of June 2008 at Cebu City, Philippines. (Sgd.) GLENN G. CABAÑEZ Regional Director The Negros Chronicle June 29, 2008

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developed by those who considered the Church to be equally a perfect society like the State. This Church is subordinate to no one but God. It has its own set of rules (code or constitution) and its own governing body (the hierarchy) and set of actual members, the lay faithful, who accept the rules from above. In this Church the function of the hierarchy is to govern, to sanctify and to teach; the faithful are those governed, sanctified and taught. The strict dichotomy resulted in clericalism, juridicism and triumphalism. “The concept of the separation of the two perfect societies, of the Church and the State, was not yet fully pronounced or developed. There was in fact a crisscrossing of influence and power between the two. Both the Church and the State were regarded as expressions of the reign of God: theocracy. Although apparently perfect and independent, neither was seen as really autonomous. To exercise its spiritual powers, the Church needed the support of the State. To exercise its political powers, the State needed the anointing of the Church. They became instrument of each other. And so it came to be that kings and emperors (e.g. Emperor Justinian I) were anointed by the Bishop of Rome, the Pope (e.g. Pope Felix III). The Popes and Bishops in turn received their investiture or at least their tiara or biretta from the King or Emperor. It was not surprising in those days for the Pope, like Gregory the Great, to lead an army against the Lombards as did Pope Leo the Great against the Vandals. It was not surprising either for bishops in those days to have private armies. It cannot be denied that to some extent the Church was wielding not only spiritual but also political and military powers. Church in Politics! A political Church! At the same time the State was claiming to have a Divine Right also over the spiritual and political. For the peaceful co-existence of the two superpowers, imperfect concordats had to be signed. (More next week) NO VEN A PRA YER T O NOVEN VENA PRAYER SAINT JUDE

O, Holy St. Jude the apostle and martyr, great in virtue, rich in miracle, near Kinsman to Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need. To you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and most urgent petition. (Make your request). In return, I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us and all who invoke thy aid. Amen. Pray this 9 times a day for 9 consecutive days. On the eighth day your prayer will be answered, for this prayer has never known to fail. Please don’t forget to publish this once your petition is granted. /ARJAY

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can only blame four entities: Sulpicio Lines, the Coast Guard, the Pag-asa weather bureau and our 60 gallivanting congressmen. Sulpicio Lines, nine corporate lives and all, lived to stage another tragedy at high seas over the dead corpses of thousands of unfortunate Filipinos. It is plain corporate greed to force vessels to travel even with the threat of the typhoon. The Coast Guard: for allowing the vessel to sea even under Signal No.1 – for God only knows (since Pag-asa doesn’t) that mid-course the storm signal can change to Signal No.2 or 3. Pag-asa (as in “walang pagasa), despite its multi-billion annual budget, cannot seem to do what it was erected to do: predict the weather. All it can lamely say is that since 1948, this is only the second time that the country experienced a “wayward typhoon” (translate that Pag-asa could not track). But given the woeful, awful record of Pag-asa of predicting “super” typhoons that never arrive (delayed by bad weather, sir?) and forecasting sunshine for horrible rains – wasn’t the inability to spot the wily “Frank” just Pag-asa’s trademark of being true to form? Que horror! As for the 60 congressmen (almost 25% of the entire Lower House) who are on a junket with President GMA in Washington, may God have mercy on their souls. Some of them – while their constituents walked between life and death and sacrificed so much discomfort – allegedly decided to

stay and shop (with people’s money perhaps) and watch Pacquiao beat Diaz live on Sunday (Manila time) in Las Vegas. We have nothing about rooting for Pacquiao – but certainly the timing is off and these junketers’ act leaves a bad taste in the mouth. As for the “Ces” kidnapping episode – everyone is being blamed except Government – which has the sole responsibility of ending the Muslim secessionist movement, upon which the terrorists like the Abu Sayyafs have built their crusade on – by getting help from disgruntled Muslims. For instance, they blame Mayor Isnaji, for taking part of the ransom money – when this appears to be a Modus Operandi all along for kidnapping cases in Mindanao – the negotiators – whether military or civilian reportedly partaking of the loot as their “bonus” of walking the extra mile? For instance, in the Dos Palmas kidnapping who got P10 million of the P20 million ransom paid? Your guess is as good as ours. Then an insensitive Presidential Spokesperson Ignacio Bunye all but blamed Ces Drilon for her bravado in covering the Sulu story saying “Ces recklessly disregarded personal safety to get the story. No story is worth putting one’s family in agony for.” Allegedly, against orders of ABS-CBN, Ces Drilon likewise covered the Manila Peninsula slege of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV last November and got herself hailed to jail – for God knows what reasons the PNP had. But that is precisely where true-blue journalists worth their badges like Ces begins to be different from the like of Bunye – who

are arm-chair analysts and fires words inside air-conditioned offices and protected pulpits in the Palace. How dare him tell Ces how to do her job? Then presidential aspirants jealous of Senator Loren Legarda’s continued high acceptance rating – tried to destroy her role in Ces Drilon’s “escape to freedom” – by accusing her of grandstanding and credit-grabbing. Loren Legarda who had been instrumental in the past in peacefully causing the rescue of journalists (like Arlyn de la Cruz) and military men (like Col Buan et al) and had used her Honorary Muslim Princess title to advantage in the negotiations was asked to do a job as a public official. She also honors Ces as a friend and colleague. Senator Loren was begged by Ces to help intervene, Maria Ressa, head of the TV network’s news and public affairs bureau asked her the same and Arlyn de la Cruz encouraged her to use the same channel of rescue utilized in the past. While these acts of courage of Loren are mocked by rivals, it is worth noting that tragedies like kidnappings and paying of ransom should not have happened (in the first place) if we had peace and quiet in places like Mindanao. Who do you think should get the blame for that – Senator Loren Legarda? Ces and Frank, what front-page stories they made! For Comments: email to bingo_dejaresco@yahoo.com.ph or bohol-rd@mozcom.com

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always can. And in our spirit, what our mind cannot penetrate because of the mysteries, our heart always can. The heart does not seek to understand these mysteries. It simply enjoys them and gives witness to them. This is our challenge. Especially these days when we can get harassed by many pressures, or drowned by information overdrive, or led to blind activism, it’s good to be reminded that the possibility to pray is always there. Obviously, our usual concern in this regard should be that we manage to do some personal mental prayer, at least for a few minutes everyday. If we want to convert our whole life into prayer, this task is a must. We have to see it as something indispensable. We should stop treating it as if it competes with our other activities. We don’t allow our work to compete with our meals, do we? We somehow manage to make them go together. The same should be true with our prayer and our other activities. Growing deep in our prayer means a persistent desire to know and love our Lord better. Christ should not just be an idea, a slogan, a historical figure. He is a living person in the Holy Spirit. We have to be aware of this reality always, so we can behave accordingly. We need to make many acts of the will and of the heart, that is, acts of faith and love, to sustain our mental prayer and engage our Lord in a loving conversation, or at least to simply feel and rejoice in his presence. It’s when we pray in this way that we enter deeper into reality, actually a richer reality, since it will be a reality that goes beyond what simply are sensible or even intelligible. It’s the reality of the spiritual and the supernatural. This is when we become spiritual, and not just material and carnal. This is when we acquire a supernatural outlook, and not just having some human attitudes. This is when we behave according to faith, hope and charity, and actively enjoy and exercise the gifts of the Holy Spirit like wisdom, understanding, knowledge, piety, counsel, fortitude, fear of the Lord. This is when we become contemplatives even if we are in the middle of the world. We have to frequently ask ourselves whether we are praying and whether we are praying well. Are we growing in our identification with Christ? We have to ask ourselves these questions because we can always deceive ourselves. With our capacity for plasticity, we can appear like praying, (Tulabing) but really not praying.

Restoring CFC... From page 8

Whoever brought Couples for Christ to Negros Oriental and Siquijor which comprise the Diocese of Dumaguete matters. But what matters most is the proper direction of Couples for Christ. Human dad-a ang Couples for Christ dinhi sa Negros Oriental ug Siquijor, asa man kini karon paingon? Ug asa man nato kini dad-on? I believe all the members of Couples for Christ should allow themselves to be guided by the Church authorities who can guide them better in terms of Faith and Morals.

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NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late Spouses GREGORIO FAVOR and MELODIA VENTULA have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate and Sale on Lot No. 5294, Cad. 96, OCT No. FV-1634, situated at Cantil-e, Dumaguete City, containing an area of 4,171 sq.m. in favor to Evangeline PajayatDonelly per Doc. No. 30, Page No. 07, Book No. XXII, Series of 2008 of Notary Public Atty. Edwin B. Abil. The Negros Chronicle June 29, July 6 & 13, 2008

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ATTENTION: THE GENERAL PUBLIC DUMAGUETE CITY AND NEGROS ORIENTAL This is for the information that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Oriental and the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Dumaguete City has approved the following ordinances for the unauthorized use of cable reception in the above mentioned areas: PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL RESOLUTION NO. 283 ORDINANCE NO. 4 Series of 2008 This Ordinance shall be known as the ANTI-CABLE TELEVISION/ INTERNET/ TELECOMMUNICATION PILFERAGE ORDINANCE OF THE PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL.” “An ordinance prohibiting the use, interconnection or reception of any service being offered over a cable television (CATV); wired or wireless internet system; and telecommunications network through any unauthorized installation, access or connection thereto, and providing penalties for violation thereof.” CITY OF DUMAGUETE RESOLUTION NO. 374 ORDINANCE NO. 96 Series of 2006 This Ordinance shall be known as the ANTI-CABLE TELEVISION ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DUMAGUETE.” “An ordinance prohibiting the use, interconnection or reception of any service being offered over a cable television (CATV) through any unauthorized installation or connection thereto, and providing penalties for violation thereof.” Note: Illegal tapping of cable connection is a criminal act and punishable by law. We would appreciate very much the efforts of the general public to report to our office any acts to your knowledge pertaining to the illegal connection of our cable service. Thank you very much for your continued support.


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Local officials of Dumaguete City headed by Mayor Agustin Perdices (seated left) and Yeongdong- Gun of Korea gathered last Thursday at the city session hall to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between Yeongdong University, Foundation University and RTPM Dumaguete Science High School.

Showing the MOU. (L-R) Yeongdong-gun, Korea Mayor Jeong Gu Bok, Education Officer Chong Ku Sok, Foundation University President Dr. Mira Sinco, RTPM Dumaguete City Science High School Principal Rolando Cadano and Yeongdong University President Chae Hun Gwan.

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Memorandum of Understanding between a University of Korea, Foundation University, RTPM Dumaguete City Science High School and local officials was signed last Thursday at the session hall of the city to accord a sistership between Dumaguete City educational institutions, Foundation University and RTPM Dumaguete Science High School with Yeongdong University.

RADIO CLINIC Dr. Jonathan Amante explains the role of our kidneys as the month of June comes to an end, thus, culminating the Kidney Month. Amante disseminates information about the causes of kidney problems and urinary track infections over DYEM Energy FM Dumaguete Tonight Radio Clinic.

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VOID since these NGOs are DISQUALIFIED from receiving financial assistance for the reason earlier stated and thus WILL HAVE TO IMMEDIATELY SETTLE THE AMOUNT RELEASED TO THEM. 3. The COA received a request for exemption from disqualification saying they didn’t know the rule and that some have started repaying the loan even if there was no list of grantees noted by COA.

Inc. lst release—no financial statements attached to vouchers since 1994. No list of beneficiaries attached . No list of members who were granted such loans. D. P500Thousand for Barangay Liptong Small Coconut Farmers Association — No certificate of registration attached to vouchers; No by-laws attached. No proof that it had implemented the projects . No list of beneficiaries nor list of members made available to COA RECOMMENDS : Stop granting of loans to COA. unqualified NGOs and POs; require the IMMEDICOA SAID: 1. “The failure of the ATE SETTLEMENT from municipality to properly ac- disqualified loan grantees. credit the NGO and POs Accredit first the group beherein , CREATES fore granting loans. Monitor DOUBTS AS TO THE EX- closely all their projects and ISTENCE AND LEGITI- progress reports. “5. The municipality MACY of these NGOs and the REAL INTENTION and failed to create an internal auUSE of the funds released.” dit service despite its volumi2. Loans released to the nous transactions, which is Valencia IGMPC and the required under Adm. Order 70 Contract Growers ARE of 2003 thus their internal con-

Under the agreement is the exchange of students among the three educational institutions. Those who signed the memorandum include Dumaguete City Mayor Agustin Perdices, Yeongdong Gun Korea Mayor Jeong Go Buk, Yeong Dong University President Chai Yung Gwan, Foundation University President Dr. Mira Sinco and Dumaguete City Science High School Principal Rolando Cadano. According to ViceMayor Woodrow

Maquiling, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the three schools and the local officials of Dumaguete and Korea is a great achievement in the field of education while City Schools Division Superintendent Milagros Velez, who witnessed the signing rites, said that what was done last Thursday is actually an exchange of knowledge. On the other hand, Cadano said that they would gladly impart their knowledge on English to the Korean students.

trol system has ot been strengthened. “6. Recording by the treasurer of some collections and deposits were delayed thus cash position in a certain day could not be readily determined, resulting in the delay in the submission of reports to the accounting department.” “7. The municipality failed to finish within the stipulated period the construction of a public comfort room with an appropriation of P1.5-Million , until now it is not fully usable.” It was built 2 years ago in 2006 as part of a DBP loan with the program of work revised three times. COA RECOM-

MENDS: Complete the construction as soon as possible because the public is waiting.” RIGHT TO REPLY. All reports are based on public document of the COMMISSION ON AUDIT. These are available to all citizens. We acknowledge the right of Mayor Gonzales to reply and explain these COA findings in this paper anytime..

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umaguetebased painter and sculptor Mark Valenzuela has been short-listed for the 2008 Ateneo Art Award by the Ateneo Art Gallery. The prestigious award, established in 2004 to honor the memory of the gallery’s founding benefactor Fernando Zobel de Ayala, is recognized locally as the arbiter of excellence in contemporary visual art practice, and internationally as the most important art prize for an emerging artist in the Philippines. Valenzuela, a Silliman University alumnus, is nominated for “War Zone,” a collection of his sculptural works in clay which was presented in Gallery Duemila in Manila and Mariyah Gallery in Dumaguete. A collection of his new sculptural works will also be presented in October 2008 by the Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee in an exhibit titled Juan Revisited/ Mask Reproduction, together with artist Benjie Ranada. The finalists were determined by the 2008 Ateneo Art Awards Jury after going through over 130 nominations. Each artist, a Filipino citizen and aged 35 years or under by 31 May 2008, was nominated for a solo or group exhibition in

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MARK VALENZUELA any public venue held between 2 May 2007 and 1 May 2008. Usually twelve, the number of short-listed artists this year was trimmed to ten. The other shortlisted artists include Kawayan De Guia, Poklong Anading, Marina Cruz-Garcia, Christina Dy, Lyra Garcellano, Robert Langenegger, Mark Salvatus, Rachel Rillo, and Mac Valdezco. The winners will then be announced at a formal ceremony on 7 August 2008 following the 2008 Ateneo Art Awards: Zones of Influence, an exhibition of the works of the short-listed artists at the Grand Atrium, Shangri-la Mall, Mandaluyong City, from 1 - 11 August 2008. (Ian Rosales Casocot/Cultural Affairs Committee)

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BY DEMS DEMECILLO NEIL RIO Law enforcers from the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, Maritime Police and the 705th Provincial Mobile Group led by Chief Inspector Julius Muñez arrested last week a couple identified as Miguelito and Anabel Cadavez in Zone 4, Barangay Looc after they were seen in possession of three hot sealed sachets, two of which contained shabu along with P 900.00 cash. The drug suspects are charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 and are detained at the Dumaguete PNP station.

Young businessman dies five days after shooting

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he young businessman-operator of Bizhub.com who was shot on June 21 just outside his residence in Barangay Candau-ay, Dumaguete City succumbed to his gunshot wounds and expired on Wednesday, June 25, at 8:00 in the evening while being treated at the Silliman University Medical Center Foundation Inc. Authorities identified the victim as Prem J. Fernadez who was driving his volkswagen when he was waylaid by unidentified suspects just outside the gate Turn to page 16

Lady junk shop owner robbed on high noon

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hree unidentified men robbed a lady junk shop owner in broad daylight in Barangay Agan-an, Sibulan town, Tuesday noon. Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Adolta Valiente, married, and owner of RD Junk Shop. She just arrived at the shop after withdrawing cash from Metrobank. But as soon as she stepped out from her vehicle the armed suspects accosted her and declared hold-up. Valiente tried to resist the robbers but she was hit by a .45 caliber pistol several times until her bag containing P 100,000 cash, Nokia cellphone 1100 and other important documents was taken from her. The suspects escaped using a black Honda Wave motorcycle but witnesses and the victim failed to get the plate number.

Cabanag: Drug personalities in “order of battle” watched

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umaguete City PNP Chief of Police Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag has ordered a 24-hour surveillance on known drug personalities despite the notable decline in the number of anti-drugs operations in the past weeks. Cabanag said that he is certain that those involved in the illegal drugs trade are just lying low at the moment and are waiting for the opportune time to carry out their activities. However, he assured the public that the authorities are strictly monitoring the movements of these criminals. The intelligence community also identified the barangays that are favorite havens of drug pushers and users namely Looc, Luke Wright, Calindagan, Cadawinonan and Batinguel.

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t took them just a few minutes to open the car and take the valuables of a lady victim who stopped for refreshments at a store in Meciano Road, Dumaguete City, at about 8:40 Wednesday, morning. Forty-five year old Marijun V. Virtucio of Cimafranca, Barangay Bantayan sought police assistance after unidentified suspects allegedly opened her car and took her bag which contains cash and other valuables. The incident occurred along Meciano Road where Virtucio parked her Toyota Revo in front of CGM Store to take some refreshments. However, upon her return she discovered that the car has been opened and the leather bag with P 53,000 cash, silver bracelet, Nokia 6101 cellphone, Nokia 6300 cellphone and ATM cards already missing. The investigators are still trying to identify the suspects who are believed to be residents in the said place.

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amputated both her own legs so rescuers could pull her from the rubble. The text message on the cell phone was “My dear baby, if you get to live you must remember I love you.” They found her body in a kneeling position shielding her 3month-old baby. The baby survived but the mother did not. American, African, Chinese or Filipino, when you look at the differences in people, do not forget to look at how much we are the same. Love and respect each other. We need to remember, we are all one family in the eyes of God.

DEED OF HEIRSHIP AND SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY NOTICE is hereby given that Catalina Y. Torres, Rowena Torres-Aguilar, Ruel Y. Torres 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

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Around Negros BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO

theCIVICcircle BY LELE MARTINEZ

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

The power of peace

Hundreds of farmers representing the different People’s Organizations from Bayawan City, Bindoy, Valencia and Bacong gathered in Dumaguete City to join the festivities marking the 20th Anniversary of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program with the theme CARP at 20 towards Food Security Celebrating ARBs Growth and Success”. The farmers presented folk dances after the ceremonial ribbon cutting led by Agrarian officials of the booths participating in the Agri Trade Fair.

Internet cafes evading taxes?

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id you notice that most internet cafes do not issue official receipts every time you pay them after surfing the web? It is for this reason that the Bureau of Internal Revenue is now focusing its attention on this thriving industry. It is estimated that an internet café with 20 units for rent at P20 an hour for

at least 15 hours a day can easily gross between P 3,000 to P 6,000 a day assuming a full house. Conservatively, an internet café should earn no less

than P 2,000 a day or P 60,000 a month minimum. This is a meteoric improvement of the sari-sari store which grosses P 1,000 a day or P 30,000 pesos a month,

less expenses. Dumaguete City

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Drivers to ask dads for P8.50 basic fare

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ust a few weeks after the city council gave its nod for a P 7.50 basic fare rate as requested by the drivers and operators of motorcabs-for-hire, the latter are again pushing for an additional P 1.00 fare rate adjustment as soon as possible. Federation of would have wanted to However, his request was Dumaguete City Opera- present the request for the not entertained because of tors and Drivers Associa- fare rate adjustment before the presence of some tion (FEDOMCODA) the city councilors during President Glendo Selim last week’s regular session. Turn to page 19

Bayawan to tidy coastal highway from shanties fter demolishing and resettling some 300 families to the Gawad Kalinga Village, the city government of Bayawan is set to resettle another 300 families currently occupying hundreds of shanties along the Coastal Diversion Road popularly known as the city’s version of the Dumaguete Rizal Boulevard. The undertaking spearheaded by Councilor Mark “Abay Dan” Aurelia is meant to clear the newly cal and foreign guests from proclaimed “wholesome such “eyesores.’ tourism destination” for loTurn to page 19

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eavy rains were said to be the cause for the untimely break-up of the Wednesday rally organized by various cause-oriented groups to denounce the Army’s supposed human rights abuses in the hinterland villages of Guihulngan City. 11th Infantry Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Nemesio Gacal said that the

rally broke up at around 4:30 pm primarily because of the rains and not after his soldiers allegedly in-

timidated the demonstrators. He also denied using military checkpoints to block hundreds of farmers

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The participants line up after the lecture to receive the blessing from Sr. Vidante and a token from a volunteer

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riends make my life interesting; my friend Letty is into many advocacies and she invites me to attend the special activities she is involved with whenever I visit her, whereever she is.

Her family is now settled in Cebu , so when I visited her last Friday she invited me to join her to a seminar by the Brahma Kumaris group at the Midtown hotel. It was a short interesting late afternoon program that was well attended by a mixed group of young professionals and mature audience. Member volunteers man the registration table and the function hall was full and the atmosphere was friendly and informal. The speaker was Sister Divante, a soft spoken Indian lady who spoke on the topic of “Overcoming Obstacles”. Admittedly, daily living is full of stress, and we all need the peace and quiet in the soul to meet the challenges of each day. Obstacles come to every person and no one is spared. Sister Vidante radiates the peace of someone connected to her soul; in her lecture she teaches that obstacles can become opportunities for a person to grow and be a better person. One has the choice to choose to allow obstacles to run its course, staying focused to being at peace with oneself and the world, or be overwhelmed by the obstacles and lose focus in the process. She jokingly mentioned that she welcomes obstacles at the start of the day so that the rest of the day can be lived well. At one time during the lecture the power went out, the participants exclaimed “obstacle” and laughed, a sign that the group listened well to her lecture. There was no murmur of complaint and in a few min-

utes the power was back. It was a short one hour course that was well received by the audience. At the end of the lecture, the participants lined up to receive a blessing and token from Sister Vidante. It was a refreshing afternoon worth the time. The Brahma Kumaris are in many countries all over the world and the organization hosts conferences, seminars, retreats, workshops focusing on peace, positive thinking, stress free living, values based leadership and courses in their philosophy and medication technique. They can be identified by their white clothes to symbolize purity. Many of the participants wore white during the lecture. The Brahma Kumaris members adopt a disciplined lifestyle that involves a strict lacto-vegetarian diet among others, and that evening, our

host, Ellen, invited a group of her friends, including Letty and me to a vegetarian buffet at her home. One of those who attended is our very own Dr. Betty Calderon – Talaver, the famous oncologist daughter of the late Silliman University President Dr. Cicero Caldero, who is based in Cebu City . The cozy dinner introduced me to the vegetarian dishes that tasted as good as the regular party food. A favorite was the crispy tofu that tasted better than the cholesterol laden chicharon. The lecture and the dinner was an opportunity for me to meet new friends, taste a healthy meal and interact with Brahma Kumaris members up close.

Party host Ellen (2nd from left) with Dra. Betty Calderon Talaver (3rd from left) and Letty ( on the phone) with the other guests relax after a sumptuous vegetarian dinn

P3M Mini-hospital ...

Military and cause-oriented groups are now quite busy organizing rallies and counter demonstrations in Guihulngan City, Sta. Catalina and Siaton in what is believed to be part of the continuing propaganda war to win public sympathy. This photo was taken during an anti-communist rally attended by hundreds of residents in Guihulngan proper organized by the military. A few days after, cause-oriented groups countered with its own show of strength.

Benchmarking for Global Standards and Practices.” Vice president for academic affairs Dr. Victoria P. Dinopol gave the Welcome Address during the First All University Academic Convocation held at the NORSU Cultural Complex, immediately after the Thanksgiving Mass. Heads and faculty members from the two main campuses in Dumaguete City and its satellite campuses in Guihulngan, Bais, Pamplona, Siaton, Bayawan-Sta. Catalina attended the charter day celebration. CNAHS Dean Dr. Dalisay

M. Dumalag said the mini-hospital equipped with different hospital gadgets and equipment as well as mannequin-patients has surgical or operating room, labor and delivery room, medical room, and nursery/pediatrics room. There are also pharmacy and medical conference rooms. The mini-hospital is housed at the third floor of the new building in front of the NORSU Main Gate near the Provincial Capitol. The office of the dean, faculty and lecture rooms are located at the second floor of the same building. It

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also houses the College of Law, Security, the Office of Planning, Extension and International Linkages, and the Office of the Central Visayas Consortium for Integrated Regional Research and Development (CV-CIRRD) – where NORSU is the base agency. The cutting of ribbon for the mini-hospital blessing was done by Dr. Henry Sojor, Mrs. Joy Sojor, CNAHS dean Dr. Dumalag and CNAHS assistant dean Novalisa A. Leon.( JOY PEREZ.)


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HEALTH IS WEALTH

Controversial Maturity

BY REA LYNN D. REAL

“Those trees that are slow to grow, bear the best fruits.” – Moliere

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THIRTY YEARS AGO

aturity is a controversial word. For when a person reaches adulthood, age 20 and above, he is said to be “mature”, but probably in his chro- DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA nological age only as he appears physically. However, his behavior, especially his emotion, shows that he is still immature or childish in many ways – egocentric, impulsive, irresponsible and oversensitive. Immature behavior is a common major cause of marital rifts or unwanted marriages as well as personality defects.

Let us then analyze what true maturity is. Authorities basically define maturity as the full development of man’s physical and mental attributes. It is the state of being truly mature and the realization of the full potentiality for human development – the height of maturation process. Hence, maturity basically means knowing the “REAL YOU”. Here are some important criteria for being a mature person: • A person is said to be mature if he has the ability to control adequately his emotions like anger or temper, and settle his differences without resorting to violence or destruction. • Maturity is well manifested by patience, the willingness to postpone immediate pleasure. The immature person always

say, “I want NOW!”. • The individual who keeps on changing his jobs, friends, and marriage partners is immature. · The mature person could resign to the shortcomings in life, accepts defeat and constructive criticism. • Maturity means loyalty to one’s good legal spouse, friends and employers. • Maturity is the ability to live up to one’s responsibilities and keeping one’s word or promise. • Maturity is the capacity to face unpleasantness and disappointments without rancor or becoming bitter. • Maturity is the ability to make decisions. An immature person can’t decide on serious matters, but depends mostly on others (wife, mother, friends, etc.) to make the decisions for him.

• Maturity is unselfishness, responding to the needs of others. • Maturity is humility. A mature person is able to say, “I was wrong”. He is able to say, “I am sorry”. And when he is proved right, he does not have to say, “I told you so”. • Maturity means discipline, dependability, flexibility, integrity and diligence. The immature person has excuses for everything. He blames the whole world for his failures. • And finally, maturity is the capacity to live in peace with that which he cannot change. He is a true instrument of good service. Eric Berne says, “A real mature person must know how to blend and integrate his three ego states – he should know when he is behaving as a good PARENT, a responsible ADULT and a fun-loving CHILD”.

(From the CHRONICLE Files)

Canlaon ejects tons of gray ash, authorities set up 24-hr watch

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uly 2, 1978 — The 8000 feet Canlaon Volcano dubbed by many as the “treacherous and unpredictable one” made an unannounced display of activity after it ejected tons of gray ash 1, 500 feet from its summit only to go back to its dormant state few hours later. Contrary to earlier reports, the relatively mild ash ejection did not disrupt the daily life pace in this country-like of Canlaon. There was no casualty or any evacuation.

Meanwhile, the Commission on Volcanology which has a permanent station along the volcano’s lower slopes is keeping a 24-hour watch on the behavior of the age-old volcano which has remained dormant since its last eruption in 1960

and this mild ejection. The ComVol is still flashing the red light to some 19, 000 residents along the volcano’s slopes urging them to be ready in case an eruption is eminent and evacuation is necessary.

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Mass actions planned vs. NORECO II feud uly 3, 1988— Leading citizens in Dumaguete are embarking on a move to initiate mass action jointly with the provincial and city government in an effort to end, once and for all, the internal legal and administrative battle within the Noreco II management.

Gov. Emilio Macias II and City Mayor Agustin Perdices met with leading citizens in the community and lent their all-out support in calling for the dissolution of the entire Noreco II board and request NEAAdministrator Rodrigo Cabrera to come over to Dumaguete and

settle the issue once and for all. According to Macias and Perdices, the time has come when the situation has become intolerable. The time has therefore come for the citizens to step in so order can be restored.

TEN YEARS AGO

Lotto is legal, but city wants public hearing for each outlet une 29, 1998— The city government does not question the legality of lotto, but opts to regulate each lotto applicant by subjecting each of them to public hearing. The Regional Trial Court Presiding Judge Godofredo Sison of Branch 40 has denied the petition of one lotto on-line operator to stop the city mayor of Dumaguete from closing his lotto terminal. This was learned from Branch 40 sources which stated that Judge Sison’s main contention in denying the lotto op- injunctions will continue and as such erators their request is that the city mayor the act of the mayor in closing the terhas already in fact closed the lotto outlet, minal is already beyond the act of the “so there is nothing to stop in closing be- judge since the act has already been A petition to re-open the lotto tercause in fact it was already closed,” was done. minal would be another story. the main contention of the Judge. However, the trial on the merits of the preliminary

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF THE LATE EVANGELINA B. UY & PARTITION

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AND DONATION

NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late EVANGELINA B. UY have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate of the late Evangelina B. Uy and Partition on Lot No. 136-A (LRC) Psd9952, with a total area of 117 sq.m., covered by TCT No. T243, TD No. 2003-1-185, and on the house with TD No. 2003-1565, situated at Aguinaldo St., Bais City, Negros Oriental per Doc. No. 663, Page No. 67, Book No. 29, Series of 2008 of Notary Public Atty. Joseph Ray S. Valencia.

NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late IRENE P. JUMAWAN have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate and Donation on Lot No. 1567, covered by TCT No. T10745, situated in Combado, Bacong, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 14,796 sq.m. in favor to Felino P. Jumawan, referred to as Donee per Doc. No. 229, Page No. 46, Book No. XI, Series of 2008 of Notary Public Atty. Adam S. Duhaylungsod.

The Negros Chronicle June 29, July 6 & 13, 2008

The Negros Chronicle June 29, July 6 & 13, 2008

Young Businessman ... From page 14 of his residence after he arrived at about 8:10pm and was shot six times. Although wounded, the victim tried to escape from his killers and caught the attention of his cousin who brought him to the hospital. He was in a critical condition due to the gunshot wounds in different parts of his body. Lawmen vowed to identify and arrest the killers of Fernandez.


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CAR SALE No. 1 dealer of Surplus Cars and SUVs Best Buy! Best Condition! Prices Negotiable SOLD

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Contact: JULIUS, owner

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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 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:

DAIL Y SAILING SCHEDULE AILY ROUTE DUMAGUETESIQUIJOR

DEPARTURE ROUTE TIME SIQUIJOR-DUMAGUETE

“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

The Negros Chronicle June 15, 22 & 29, 2008

By: (Sgd) ULDARICO V. JALANDONI Sheriff IV

TOPS DETERGENT BAR Available at Traders Lucky Mart Pinili St., Dumaguete City

Tel. No. 226-1527

6:15AM 7:00AM 12:30PM 3:00PM 5:30PM

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TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 26641

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Graft raps eyed ... (From page 4) beneficiaries are also the approving municipal government officials. While not mentioning names of officials, the COA said that “some members and officials of Valencia Integrated Growers Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Valencia Contract Growers Association are the approving officials of the municipality. The CHRONICLE is now trying to find out who these interlocking personalities are. A CHRONICLE review of Republic Act No. 3019, otherwise known as the anti graft and corrupt practices act yields at least five possible violations. First, the anti graft law (Section 3[b]) holds liable any public official who directly or indirectly receives any benefit, either for himself or for any other person, in connection with any other contract or transaction between the government and any other person where this public official has to intervene under the law. Second, the anti graft law (Section 3 [e]) penalizes a public official gives any private party unwarranted benefits in the discharge of his functions through manifest partiality , evident bad faith or gross inexcusable negligence. Third, the anti-graft law (Section 3 [g]) punishes any public official who enters, in behalf of the government , into any transaction or contract manifestly and grossly disadvantageous to the government , whether or not the public officer will profit thereby. Fourth, the anti graft law (Section 3[h]) penalizes any public official who, directly or indirectly, has financial interest in any business, contract or transaction in connection with which he intervenes or takes part in his official capacity, or in which he is prohibited by the constitution or by any law from having any interest. Fifth, the anti-graft law (Section 3 [i]) penalizes any public official who becomes interested, for personal gain, or has material interest in any transaction or act requiring approval of a board or panel or group of which he is a member, and which exercises discretion in such approval, even if he votes against or does not participate in the action of the board, committee, panel or group. Sixth, the anti graft law (Section 3 [j]) penalizes any public official who knowingly approves or grants any privilege or benefit in favor of any person not qualified for or not legally entitled to such privilege or advantage.

Other violations The COA has also cited other violations of laws as a result of interlocking personalities between the government and loan beneficiaries. The COA said the cooperative code (R.A. 6938) has been violated, as “elective officials…shall be ineligible to become officers and directors of cooperatives.” Further, the COA said this interlocking of personalities is strictly prohibited, and automatically disqualifies the NGO from being granted the fund. This is pursuant to COA circular 2007-001 (Oct 25 2007) which provides that: “none of its incorporators, organizers, directors, or officials is an agent of or related by consanguinity or affinity up to the fourth civil degree to the officials of the government organization authorized to process and/or approve the proposal, the MOA and the release of funds. Relation of this nature shall automatically disqualify the NGO from being granted the fund.”

Perjury Perjury raps are also eyed against erring officials who executed false sworn statements. Under COA circular 2007-001 one of the requirements for fund releases to NGOs is the execution of a sworn statement. This sworn statement must state that none of its incorporators, organizers, directors, or officials is an agent of or related by consanguinity or affinity to the officials of the government authorized to process and/or approve the proposal, MOA and the release of funds.

Stop granting assistance The commission on audit has urged for an immediate stop in granting financial assistance to unqualified NGOs and Pos to protect government funds from loss and misuse, and to avoid disallowance and penal sanctions. The COA recommendation also requires immediate settlement from disqualified NGOs/POs who were already recipients of these anomalous financial assistance. (Next week: the COA findings on each NGO and the personalities involved)

From page 2 approved immediately, quite a rarity in an august body where battle lines are often fixed. Yet, Cordova, who ran and won as an independent, stood up to express his dissent. He believes that it is wrong to use public money to purchase expensive cellular phones for the personal use of city councilors and staff. He reminds his colleagues that they can still be effective legislators without these top of the line phones. However, some of his colleagues, who complain that they are “using their own money to communicate with their constituents,” scored Cordova for “grandstanding.” They claim that the neophyte councilor has already heartily agreed to the proposal when it was first presented.

Rice prices ... From page 2 But Sy reminded the government that it cannot dictate prices for they are driven primarily by market forces like the hike in oil prices. “Flooding the market with cheap NFA rice is just a band-aid solution that does not address the root causes of the problem. Ultimately, it is still the public that will bear the cost of subsidy through taxes,” stressed Sy. However, it is predicted that by next week as the harvest season begins the prices of the staple will go down with increased supply in the market. The prevailing market prices per bag range from P 1,800.00 to P 2,000 from just P 700.00 to P 1,400.00 eight months ago.

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES OFFICE OF THE LEGAL COUNSEL NEGROS DBP Building, Bacolod City (Special Sheriff Per Sec. 12 RA 8523) Foreclosure of the Real Estate Mortgage Under Executive Order No. 81 as Amended by R.A. 8523 and Act 3135 as Amended by Act 4118 Foreclosure No. 2008-001

DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES Dumaguete Branch, MORTGAGEE

SPS. REMEGIO & MENCHITA LERIO MORTGAGORS x——————————————————————x

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE

(Under Executive Order No. 81 as Amended by R.A. 8523 and Act 3135 as amended by Act 4118) Pursuant to Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under Executive Order No. 81 as Amended by R.A. 8523 abd Act 3135, as amended by Act 4118, filed by DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, (DBP), with principal office at DBP Building, Sen. Gil J. Puyat corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, Philippines, Mortgagee, and with Branch Office at Dumaguete City, against SPS. REMEGIO LERIO & MENCHITA C. LERIO with postal address at Brgy. Tiguib, Ayungon, Negros Oriental, Philippines, Filipinos, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of May 31, 2008 amounted to ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTEEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY SIX PESOS & 91/100 PESOS (P1,318,896.91), Philippine Currency, including interest thereon, exclusive of daily interest and expenses thereafter, and 10% of the total indebtedness as attorney’s fees also secured by said mortgage, the undersigned Special Sheriff, duly designated pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 12 of Republic Act No. 8523 (Revised DBP Charter), hereby announces to interested parties and to the public in general that on July 25, 2008 at 10:00 to 12:00o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter will sell the Municipality of Ayungon property at the lobby, Ground Floor, Municipal Hall of Ayungon, Negros Oriental, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, for CASH or Manager’s Check and in Philippine Currency the following property together with the buildings and improvements existing thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. FT-4301 (Registry of Deeds, Province of Negros Oriental) A parcel of land (Lot 1662-C-Psd-07-03-004905, of the subdivision plan Psd-07-03-004905, being a portion of Lot 1662, Pls-666), situated in the Barrio of Tiguib, Municipality of Ayungon, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros. Bounded on the N., points 1 to 2 by Lot 1662-A of the subdivision plan; on the NE., points 2 to 3 by Lot 1663, Pls-666; on the SE., by Road; on the SW., points 4 to 1 by Lot 1662-B of the subdivision plan…. containing an area of EIGHT HUNDRED (800) SQUARE METERS, more or less, including improvements thereon. (Registered in the name of REMEGIO LERIO, married to Menchita C. Lerio). In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on August 25, 2008, at Ayungon Municipal Hall, Negros Oriental without further notice/publication. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on or before the above stated date and time at which time all sealed bids thus submitted shall be opened. Prospective bidders or buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the title to the property and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Bacolod City, June 23, 2008.

The Negros Chronicle June 29, July 6 & 13, 2008

(Sgd.) LARA JOAN S. DEMONTEVERDE Special Sheriff Per B.R. No. 0548-98 As Amended by B.R. No. 0573-2000 Per RA 8523, DB Charter

LIPAT BAHAY & OTHER TRANSPORT SERVICES L.G. MARIÑO TRUCKING Colon Extension, Dumaguete City

Lope G. Mariño Proprietor

Tel. No. (035) 422-7990 Cell No. 0918-5563535

Organic farms... FRANK leaves ... From page 2

P2,000 per bag, yet it can produce more than what a bag of organic fertilizer can because the former is “fast acting.” In fact, Kho claims that “Ifugao rice, a product of organic fertilizer, is sold in the market at P 1,065.00 per 25 kilos or P 2,130.00 per bag (50 kilos) compared to just P 1,850.00 per bag of Silver Cup produced using chemical fertilizer.”

Three Negrenses... From page 2 20- year old Jason

Alegria, who was on the ferry as an apprentice. The Dionaldo family said that it has already accepted the “bitter and painful reality that he (Vicente) did not survive the tragedy.” However, the family hopes that his remains can be recovered so as “not to prolong our agony and put closure to the uncertainty of the situation.

From page 1 by the joint team of Sta. Catalina PNP and Bureau of Fire Protection led by Chief of Police P/Senior Insp Mario Junco. Rescued were Bobo Dela Serna, 36, Raymund Grande, 26, Lodovico Macahindog, 43 and Rene Maayan, 17, all residents of Brgy. Culipapa, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental. The four were brought to the local DSWD Office for assistance. Meanwhile, a flashflood swept three houses, Saturday (June 21) in Sitio Alibabay, Barangay Mabigo, Canlaon City. The three families affected but are now temporarily staying at the city DSWD office are those of Rodrigo Dayomo, Rodolfo Dagomo and Agustino Domo. Finally, four houses in Dumaguete City were destroyed, Sunday, after strong winds uprooted trees which fell on their dwellings in Barangays Daro and Talay. The owners were Philip Colora and Aileen Mae Asuno of Talay and Mr. Eutiquio Duran and his son Salvador Duran of Daro. Estimated cost of damage was placed at P 200,000.

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 No. 3135 as Amended) HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG FUND) Mortgagee, – vs – ROSEMARIE T. CAMERO married to ANGELITO G. CAMERO, Mortgagors. x———————————————————————/

NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135, as amended, filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG FUND), (mortgagee), against ROSEMARIE T. CAMERO married to ANGELITO G. CAMERO (Mortgagor), with billing address at DSWD, Negros Oriental branch, Dumaguete City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which, as of February 29, 2008, now amounted to THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO THOUSAND SIXTY THREE & 39/100 (PHP372,063.39, 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 August 22, 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 properties of the mortgagors, together with the improvements now existing thereon, to wit:

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-30454 Lot 13, Block 20, Psd-07-036659 A parcel of land (Lot 13, Block 20 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 NW., along line 1-2 by Lot 11, Block 20; on the NE., along line 2-3 by Road Lot 18 (6.50m. wide); on the SE., along line 3-4 by Lot 15, Block 20; and on the SW., along line 4-5 by Lot 14, Block 20, along Line 5-1 by Lot 12, Block 20, all of the subdivision plan. xxx Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100) SQUARE METERS more or less. xxx All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the said date and time. Dated this 20th day of June, 2008 in the City of Dumaguete City, Philippines. MA. ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Provincial Sheriff OCC – RTC – Oriental Negros For the Clerk of Court; (Sgd.) PATERNO B. CALINGACION Assistant Clerk of Court RTC, Negros Oriental By: (Sgd.) ROGELIO P. FORNIZA Sheriff IV


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Drivers to ... Press Club ...

Bridging ...

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visitors from Korea. The association said that the prices of gasoline have continued to rise and are now within the Php 60.00 per liter range thus in accordance with the Fare Rate Adjustment Scheme approved earlier by the city government, the basic fare rate should now be at P 8.50. But, the riding public reacted sharply to this plan and appealed to the drivers and operators to also be considerate because they are also trying to cope with the rising cost of gasoline. They also pointed out that many of the city drivers are collecting P 8.00 already by claiming that they don’t have .25 centavos, plus, they also do not even honor the 20 percent discount for the students and the elderly.

on the same medium. The Press Club Legal Defense body is headed by Rene Genove, bureau chief of the Visayan Daily Star and assisted by Roy Bustillo, chairman of the local KBP chapter. The body will evaluate cases of harassments on members of the local media, and to provide legal assistance on meritorious libel cases filed against local working journalists here. Volunteering to lend legal assistance is Atty Jay Dejaresco, Associate Editor of the Negros Chronicle and lecturer of the Philippine Press Institute on libel laws. A legal practitioner in Makati, Atty Dejaresco’s thesis and dissertation at the Ateneo Law School in Manila is on Defamation. Genove is right in saying that the time has come for the local media to close ranks and defend themselves against all forms of harassments both physical, legal and psychological. He said that so long as media will stick to its journalism code of ethics, the truth will set them free.

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MARTIN MATIAO to the present, the late Martin or “Ting Matiao” has pioneered the business of bringing goods to and from Cebu through the southern backdoor by means of large custom built barges which his boys also manufacture under his late son Wilcox and now managed by grand nephew Dante Matiao. Since then, the late Ting Matiao’s vision of bridge-thrubarge has come to full realization. From the first Tampi Twin engine barge, followed by Bato Queen they have ferried hundreds of tons of cargoes and even students every day from Cebu to Negros island and vice versa. The rest is history, the fleet was followed by Martin, then Anita, then Wilcox and now the Tampi Twin engine 1 which has just been commissioned. Maayo Shipping under Dante Matiao has also helped preserve the environment. In the Liloan wharf, the berthing

place has improved a lot and so is the Tampi berthing areas. From a simple load of forward dump trucks, the Tampi Twin-1 now is capable of carrying eight ten-wheelers and four forward trucks and cars or its equivalent, plus passengers. What’s the bonus? Dante says, if his boat leaves earlier than schedule because it is now full of trucks, any customer who arrives within schedule, will benefit a special trip. This he said is the commitment of Maayo Shipping Company to its valued customers. So who needs that bridge when Negros island is now bridged thru barges 24/7? Thanks to Maayo Shipping.

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

Army: Rains ... From page 15 were reportedly on their way to join their fellow KAUGMAON members. Gacal admitted setting up checkpoints but it was in response to a report that some of the rally participants are carrying firearms. He added that KAUGMAON members were not held for long but were allowed to proceed to the rally site after the search.

Internet cafe ... From page 15 predictably hosts the most number of internet cafes owing to the presence of thousands of students and young adults who use the web for their school works and in pursuit of their hobby in computer games. Anytime soon, the owners and operators of these entertainment joints will be summoned to meet with officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue. The agency claims that tax payments received from the internet cafes have been negligible.

Kan-on Political ...

(Jenny)

From page 5

through great lengths as to convince fastfood outlets to only give half a portion of rice to prevent waste. But this does not solve the problem. Still they are trying to fix it ASAP. Rice, after all, is a political commodity. The outcome of the government’s handling of the crises will spell its fate. Much as we welcome these efforts only time will tell if they will be enough to offset our dilemma. But we are only treating the symptoms. The disease still remains. Unless and until we get to the heart of corrupt practices in government, we will always be in a crisis. This might just be a preview of bigger problems to come. The government should however treat this as a warning. There is no angrier person than a hungry person. Maybe for now Mang Pedro will just be contented bisag bahaw na lang or opt for the pan de sal because he can no longer afford to buy a kilo. But time will come when he will not settle for anything less than fresh, hot rice straight from the caldero.

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COA confirms ...

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CONTROVERSIAL COA REPORT which the Valencia mayor hoped would not reach media, despite his grandiose press conference at the Bethel , leaked out and the CHRONICLE shared all its contents to all print and broadcast outlets which in this photo would say, was treated as “definitely good copy.” reported to be rushing his municipal staff and chiefs of offices to comply with the COA annual requirement. He hopes to beat the deadline set by COA. Quite interestingly, NegOr Capitol-based COA State Auditor Team 7 leader Juanita Ybio reported her findings in Valencia to Director Napigkit in Cebu on the same day, Feb 28, 2008, the same day Napigkit wrote Mayor Gonzales asking for compliance of the COA recommendations prepared by COA state auditor II Noemi Yuag and reviewed by COA State Auditor III Juanita Ybio.

COA FINDINGS : “1. The municipality did not complete the physical count nor submitted an inventory report of its movable property, plant and equipment, thus the EXISTENCE OF THESE PROPERTIES, as well as the validity of the account balances amounting to P20,743,262.70 or l6.06% of the total property, plant and equipment as of Dec 31, 2006 COULD NOT BE ASCERTAINED.” (underscoring ours) COA recommends : “Because the agency has failed to complete the physical count nor submitted any inventory report of its properties, and the lack of pertinent documents relative thereto, the existence of these assets and the validity of the account balance COULD NOT BE ASCERTIANED.” In its recommendations: COA required the inventory committee to complete its physical count of all the properties of the local government, allow the committee to oversee such activity. ___________

COA FINDING NO. 2 ”2. Eighteen (l8) lots valued at P5,027,897.85, some of which were recorded in the books of accounts by

Bayawan to ... From page 15 He explains that the city government has been working to demolish the shanties located along the four lane coastal road and relocate the affected families to the GK Village which has decent available units for occupancy. Aurelia, Chair of the city council’s Committee on Tourism, assures the visitors that the vendors have been taught proper food handling consistent with the standards set by the city government before they are issued permits to ply their trade along the coastal road.

amounts as low as P.40centavos to P3, 575.90 , and another property donated by the Dumaguete City Water district included in the land account includes buildings and structures, thus do not represent the REAL VALUES of the lands, therefore, were not fully presented in the financial statements. COA recommends :”there is a need to revalue these assets (by an appraisal committee) so that these can be fairly presented in the financial statements as required under Par 58 of the International Public Accounting Standards IPSAS Volume II . ============ COA FINDING NO.3 “3.The municipality failed to substantiate ownership of various real properties in violation of Section 148 of COA Circular No. 92386 and Sec 32 (2) of Title lB Book V , Administrative Code of 1987, thus Lands amounting to P5,027,897.85 as shown in the books of accounts are not secured in the name of the municipality. COA said the mayor, as the local chief executive, is “immediately responsible for the proper and effective use and management of real estate owned or titled in the name of the local government unit.” Moreover, lands purchased by the municipal government “the COA requires a certificate of title in favor of the government.” When COA asked for the titles, the property custodian was not able to furnish the auditor with Torrens titles but tax declarations of subject lots, which makes the ownership questionable. This was confirmed by the mayor during the exit conference when he asked the municipal officials concerned about the status of the documents of these lands.” COA recommends: “To instruct the legal officer, assessor and municipal treasurer to facilitate the titling of these lots owned by the municipality, so that the municipality’s ownership thereto could be properly secured and to avoid future cases filed in Those wishing to visit the site from 5:00 – 8:00 am will see fish vendors while tocino vendors take over the side streets from 5:00pm to 2:00 am. But no permanent structures can be seen in between those hours.

court against the municipality by unknown claimants.” =============== COA FINDING NO. 4

“4. The municipality extended financial assistance in the form of loans to Nongovernment Organizations (NGOs) and People’s Organizations (POs) WITHOUT PROPER ACCREDITATION , thus, there is no assurance that these are qualified and that funds amounting to P3, 830, 000.00 (P3.83M) will be efficiently and economically used and protected against possible loss and misuse.” As of Dec 31, 2007, the loans were released and/or unpaid totaling P3.83 Million with the following deficiencies when released to the four organizations: A. P3Million for Valencia Integraged Growers Multi Purpose Cooperative, Inc : — some members are approving members of the municipal government , a violation of the Cooperative Code wherein elective officials of government are not eligible to become officers and directors of cooperatives. COA said this kind of situation is strictly prohibited and automatically disqualifies the NGO and PO from being granted the fund pursuant to COA Circular 2007-001. Loan releases were granted without proper evaluation of its financial stability whose assets for two years are not sufficient to pay off its loan. No payment has been made because of the four-year grace period. No project proposals attached to the P3M loan releases. No list of beneficiares. No list of members who were granted the loans out of the fund releases. No accomplishment reports evidenced by pictures of projects accomplished. B. P500Thousand for Valencia Contract Growers Association lst release—some members and officials are also officials of the municipality responsible for processing the proposal and approving the same, thus do not have the independence to attest the credibility and capability of NGO, a violation of COA circular. No list of beneficiaries attached. No list of members attached who are loan grantees, violation of same COA circular. C. P150Thousand for Valencia Ornamental Plants and Flowers Growers Association Turn to page 12


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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

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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

Coping with ...

(Art)

next day’s flight to Dumaguete – same time. The flood water was (From page 5)wind and continuously rising as the the rain lashed out at the hapless multitude of people in and out of the terminal building. Understandably, tempers were high. Panic, chaos and disorder filled the area. ——————— While the water level in the streets were still manageable and “navigable” a bold and daring taxi driver brought me and two others (who were on the same route as mine) to our destinations. I was safely back at the Boy Scouts headquarters, thank God. Outside there were no streets to speak of. Simply water all around. The continuous heavy volume of rain plus the rising high tide conspired to flood the streets of Manila. With the high tide the water from the Pasig river, its canals and tributaries, could not be emptied into Manila Bay. Had I delayed I would not have made it back unless I swim. ——————— Every now and then you and I are confronted with situations which would test our stability and our capacity to react boldly and positively. Some of us are very focused. When we check in hotels we always ask “where is the fire escape?” We are the kind who keep our cool and maintain our presence of mind. We keep focus on a worse case scenario always; always expecting the unexpected and making a dry-run in our minds on what to do – just in case. ———————It is not that we do not recognize fear, we all do. Except that we snap out of it when we are immobilized by fear. We take control of ourselves when panic threatens to take control over us. ———————In her article entitled How to Survive a Disaster (Time Magazine, June 23, 2008), Amanda Ripley cited Five Ways to Improve your “Disaster Personality” that we should teach ourselves “to be more proactive and avoid the victimization trap (“If it happens to me, there’s nothing I can do”).

(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.

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.

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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NegOr. coaches group for Olympic fest

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he Coaches and Trainors in different sporting events in the province met with the Provincial Sports Coordinator Ernesto Ravello Tuesday last week to discuss the preparation and training of athletes for the Philippine Olympic Festival set next month here.

During the meeting, Provincial Sports Coordinator Ernesto Ravello told the coaches and trainors to start their individual practice for the coming Olympic Festival since the province aimed to capture the gold medal in the said the competition. The coaches and trainors are the following: for Football (Frankie Caballes, Patric dela Torre, Jay Pontillas and Joy Caballes), Badminton (Jun Luigi Pido, Vincent Balansag, Michael Jariol ilipino modern day boxing legend and icon, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, known for flooring rivals and Jay Loizel Pido), with his speed and strong punches, will fight US-born fighter David Diaz today at 9am, Manila time in Chess (Florendo Zamora Las Vegas. His enemy today is David Diaz who is also known to be a hard hitter. The two will clash at the and Ronald Solon), Arnis Mandalay Bay and Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada this morning. and Muay Thai (Ike Xavier Villaflores), BasLive video feeds of the pound-for-pound exciting fighter,” Arum said. ketball (Oscar Bokingkito, Pacquiao will go after cal fight will be seen at the David Diaz’s WBC 135- rankings. Pacquiao simply “But I don’t know what it Macias Sports Complex and pound title at Mandalay Bay doesn’t care and he’s think- means to be the best pound- Butch Waleson, Jake some private residences who today at 9am Manila time, ing much more about the for-pound fighter. I don’t Villanueva and Jing-Jing paid for the connection. night time in Vegas, USA. victims of the typhoon that think any of these other jok- Enriquez), Aquatics DYEM FM is likely to bring Manny is hoping to set an capsized a ferry in his native ers do either. I think they (Alfredo Elola and Nino

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the fight live depending on the availability of an open line. The usual sponsor line is courtesy of Board Member Sal Erames and family, in whose living room DYEM SPORTS will broadcast direct. Winning several belts under different weight classes, Pacquiao will take on the bigger and heftier World Boxing Council lightweight champion Diaz in a 12-round fight. Veteran Vic Drakulich has been named as referee for this fight. The judges will be CJ Ross, Gary Meritt and Paul Smith according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. From sports bars around the globe to the Internet’s innumerable boxing crevices, fight fans love to argue about their hypothetical rankings of the world’s best pound-for-pound boxers. With the Pretty Boy out of the picture, many believe Manny Pacquiao is the man to assume that top spot. After all, the Philippines’ national icon has the title belts and the career longevity to deserve that invisible crown, and the sometime movie action hero creates an excitement that can’t be matched with his frenetic, violent grace.

impressive career milestone with a major championship in his fourth weight class. Few fighters have ever succeeded in such physical growth, and Pacquiao is all the more remarkable after starting out at 107 pounds. Still, Pacquiao’s fight today could provide another remarkable line on his loaded list of credentials. Diaz is a former U.S. Olympian and a well-liked champion, but he’s lightly regarded by many fightwatchers who don’t think his skills are on the same level as top lightweights Nate Campbell, Juan Diaz and Joel Casamayor. If Pacquiao wins, he’ll be a world champion at his fourth weight class, adding to his belts at 112, 122 and 130 pounds. He took Juan Manuel Marquez’s super featherweight belt in his last fight in March, winning a razor-thin split decision in what’s sure to be one of the year’s most exciting bouts. Pacquiao has fought nearly all of the top challengers in every weight class, and he still hasn’t lost his trademark speed while growing in size. If Pacquiao loses to Diaz, or if he even struggles against the lightweight champion, the Filipino star will slip down those mythi-

land and killed hundreds last Saturday. “I’m dedicating the fight to them,” Pacquiao said. “I feel sad because of what happened, but I have to focus on training. If I have a chance, I’m going to help when I get back.” Yet after everything he has accomplished in a career that’s risen faster and higher than anybody expected, Pacquiao won’t promote himself for that pound-forpound crown. Diaz gives him more than enough to worry about this week. “I would just say thank you to the people for believing in me, pound-forpound,” Pacquiao said. “All I’m trying to do is make people satisfied with my performance, not only in the ring, but as a champion outside the ring. That’s what I want to do the most.” Top Rank’s Bob Arum, who rarely hesitates to promote anything that might draw attention to his fighters, also has no interest in crowning Pacquiao as the ultimate champion --even after The Ring magazine selected Pacquiao its top pound-for-pound fighter this month, as did Yahoo Sports in its poll of media members. “Obviously, Manny is a tremendous fighter, a very

make it up. You take Pacquiao, and you take (Kelly) Pavlik, and you compare them. What does it mean? It means nothing.” Arum promotes three of the four fighters most frequently mentioned in the post-Mayweather poundfor-pound discussions: Pacquiao and unbeaten titleholders Miguel Cotto and Pavlik, who both can’t match the length of the 29year-old Pacquiao’s resume. Joe Calzaghe, the unbeaten Welshman who reigns as the world’s unofficial best at both 168 and 175 pounds, is the other favorite for the top spot, but he plans to fight just once more against Roy Jones Jr. before retiring. “It’s very hard for me to determine what goes into being the best pound-forpound fighter,” Arum said. “There are different weight classes, different categories of fighters. I don’t know how you compare a Pacquiao to a Cotto to a Pavlik. What’s the basis for comparison?” Most indulgers in these hypothetical ramblings suggest the fighters’ overall record, title belts, entertainment value and general reputation, to name a few criteria. Arum believes such a formula is far too complicated and subjective to come up with a concrete answer.

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Pinero), Sepa Takraw (Ronald Moreno and Jolnor Soreno), Table tennis (Donnie Nodado, Ruben Malonzo and Troy Gravador), Taekwondo (Joshua Kim), Athletics (Mildred Peletero and Arolas Amahit), Indoor Volleyball (Helmar Suarez and Enriqueta Baylon), Beach Volleyball (William Baylon and Enriqueta Baylon), Karatedo (Almar Bermudo, Romulo Pajardo, Sr. Ley Barro, Dionald Bancairen and Jobert Fernandez) and for Softball (Fred Abio). The Negros Oriental team will be competing with the other provinces in the entire Central Visayas like Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor. The showdown is slated on July 23 to July 27, this year.

July Open Blitz edition set

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his month’s July Open Blitz edition will start at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon this coming Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the Negros Club 64, Inc. located at the Capitol Area. This monthly Blitz or Lightning Chess Tournament is jointly sponsored by philantrophines Atty. Alfredo A. Orquillas, Jr. Each player is given only 10 minutes or a total of 20 minutes for a whole game to be completed. The top finishers in this monthly competition will qualify in the yearend grand finals.

So far, earlier qualifiers are:1-2) Ryan Trajera & Junaico Segismar (April edition); 3-4) Arnold

Somoza & John Lee Antonio (May edition); 5-6) Rudell Siglos & Evan Tampi (June edition).

3rd don Teroy Open

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he 3rd don Teroy Memorial Open will kickoff this coming July 12-13, 2008 at the Negros Club 64 Inc., headquarters.

The Club’s Young Executives composed of Engineers, Accountants, self-made managers, and future lawyers will sponsor

this event. The event will comprise three categories, namely: 60 years old and above, 14 years old and Under and the Open Category.


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