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VOL. 33 No. 40

Dumaguete

Battle or, No battle for City mayorship?

City,

Philippines,

Sunday

Let there be no more poll violence

MARCH 11, 2007

LGU asked: sponsor medical students

Seven killed in La Lib ambush

S.O.C.O

ANGARA: WOWs Youth in Dialogue DUMAGUETE CITY – Reelectionist Sen. Edgardo Angara has won the support and admiration of young professionals and students in the city without asking for their votes. “We admire you because you are very different from the rest. Instead of asking for our votes, you shared with us your wisdom,” remarked Ronald Tinio, a recent criminology graduate. Angara met the young professionals and students at the Bethel Hotel here in the course of Sen. Angara at DYEM, answers questions his campaign in Negros Oriental. During the Turn to page 18 from listeners. Mike Romero listens.

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The first salvo in what is perceived as the most hotly contested local election in the first district of Negros Oriental has just erupted last Friday when seven innocent civilians were killed while five others were wounded when unidentified men opened fire at them in Brgy. Manlumisag, La Libertad. The victims were a barangay captain of Brgy. Aya, Lydio Baylon, a forest guard Rudy Maxilom, and La Libertad constituents including children who were on board a “Cobra” a threefourths World War II ventage truck which is usually used to carry sugar cane for milling. But this time, the Cobra truck was full of people, spectators of a literary musical contest in downtown La Libertad. By 5pm, the folks were set to go home as they boarded the Cobra owned by the barangay government enroute to Bgy Aya, home barrio of slain brgy Capt Baylon. Aya is said to be the farthest barangay of La Libertad near the Occidental Negros border. Baylon is said to be a supporter of congressional wannabe La Libertad Mayor Josie Limkaichong. It was political rival Rep.Jing Paras who said and even confirmed that Baylon was

a supporter of Limkaichong. In an interview, however, he said that he has never been to Brgy Aya which is the farthest barangay in La libertad near the border of Occidental Negros. Paras in denying any knowledge of the incident cautioned that certain groups might want rival political parties to fight each other , by creating situations that will make both parties look at the other , as the initiators of violence. Paras told the CHRONICLE that this is the first time violence of this kind erupted in his district through the years. As congressman he has instructed the police and army to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice. Mayor Limkaichong, on the other hand told DYEM NEWS that she cannot possibly cause the killing of her own supporter, thus, a nonsupporter must have caused and planned the murder of her supporters and constituTurn to page 9 ents.

Jing PARAS: still GMA’s niño bonito Several weeks ago, Cong. Jing Paras, Olive Paras and his group from the st 1 District of Negros Oriental took their oath of office as members of Kabalikat ng Mamamayang Pilipino Party (KAMPI), wherein Cong. Jing was appointed as Provincial Chairman. After the oathtaking, President Arroyo tendered a luncheon for the new KAMPI members from the 1st District of Negros Oriental. President Arroyo, being Chairman Emeritus of KAMPI expressed her support for the group of Cong. Jing Paras and his wife Olive as Turn to page 10

PGMA with Olive Paras in NegOr. First District.

“Happy the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commands. His posterity shall be mighty upon the earth”. 112)

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New EXECUTIVE JUDGES assume T

he Supreme Court has appointed four new executive judges for Negros Oriental and Dumaguete City effective March 1 up to 2008. They are Executive Judge Fe Lualhati D. Bustamante (left) who took over Executive Judge Rosendo Bandal Jr. She was formerly MTC judge in Siaton and is now on her 18th year in the judiciary. She is the most senior among RTC judges. The first vice executive judge for the province is Judge Teresita Galanida and the second vice executive judge is Judge Gerardo Paguio, Jr.

BUSTAMANTE The new City Executive Judge is Cenon Voltaire Repollo, a native of Tanjay formerly a court attorney in the office of retired chief justice Hilario Davide Jr.

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He took over Judge Roderick Maxino who was appointed RTC presiding judge here. In a short interview, the lady executive judge said that

In order not to compete directly with legitimate stall holders, the city government decided to allow ambulant vendors to sell their goods in the two major streets of Dumaguete City, Perdices and San Juan, daily from 7:00pm onwards. This will help ensure their survival and profitability minus traffic jams and sidewalk obstructions brought about by their presence in the crowded downtown area. Market enterprises supervisor Engineer Ronnie Fortin claimed that most of the ambulant vendors are not residents of the city but from nearby Cebu, Bohol and Negros Occidental.

Currently, these vendors were resettled in front of the Traffic Management Office and the “bagsakan area” in the city pubic market, while another site is being offered to them along Maria Cristina Street. But Fortin is not taking any chances as he ordered the Market Task Force to step up its drive against ambulant vendors who defy the setup.

Anakpawis hits anti-terror law

Partylist group Anakpawis denounced the signing into law of the Human Security Act, which it considered as tantamount to “betrayal of the trust of the Filipino people.” And just like other left- watered down to be effective, leaning groups throughout the which was dismissed by the country, its members fear that administration saying that althis would lead to more hu- though it fell short of what man rights abuses already they desired for, at least it mounting under this regime. may lead to more stringent But defenders of the mea- policies against would be tersure said that it was designed rorists. Under the new law, auto finally equip authorities to battle Islamic and communist thorities can detain suspects terrorists while ensuring that without any charges up to safety nets are in place to pre- three days, it authorizes them to scrutinize bank accounts of serve civil liberties. Other critics pointed out suspects and also allows sethat the measure has been too curity forces to wire tap the phones of suspects.

REPOLLO

By Dems Rey T. Demecillo

Meniong recovers after bout with indigestion He was literally knocked out for a moment to the shock of many, during a social gathering last week. Yet to the delight of many more the durable political kingmaker Rep. Meniong Teves, 86, is now fully recovered. The cause: simple indi- Angara and the rest of political leaders of the province gestion. The incident happened present in the said event during a gathering of some feared that the lawmaker administration senatorial can- had a stroke. It was decided to confine didates held at Bethel Guest him at the Holy Child HospiHouse. Rep. Herminio Teves col- tal, but showing that he is lapsed just after dinner and well and that there should be while Senatoriable Vic no cause of alarm, he proMagsaysay was wrapping ceeded to host a dinner bash for the Team Unity candihis speech. Fellow candidates Mike dates at his residence the Defensor and Edgardo very next day.

Summer jobs fair to lure fresh grads Come March 31, thousands of job hunters including fresh graduates from all over Oriental Negros are expected to attend the jobs fair at the Lamberto Macias Sports Complex. The activity is a joint un- admitted that the fair was dertaking by the provincial purposely scheduled on the employment services office above date in order to attract or PESO and the Depart- those who have just comment of Labor and Employ- pleted their college degrees. ment. Jobs fair is considered the Currently there are 32 most ideal way to bring toPESO managers assigned in gether both applicants and schools and local govern- legitimate employment proment units. Their president viders to ensure the wellbeing of both sectors.

Loren appeals to mayor to save old trees in subdiviFormer Senator Loren sions Legarda yesterday appealed to save the old trees in the town subdivisions, where the officers of residents’ association have reportedly applied for a permit to kill the trees. “Trees are our friends and protectors, and old trees are our old friends,” said Legarda, who is running in those May elections for a return to the Senate where she was the first woman majority leader in its history. “Trees produce life-giving oxygen and remove air pollution as they lower air temperature, release moisture into the air, and trap dust and other particulates harmful to people,” said Loren. She reminded the residents of subdivisions that leafy trees are the natural air conditioners of the environment, cooling the atmosphere and ridding the air of pollutants that cause respiratory diseases especially among to page 19 the children and theTurn elderly.

Perdices: sure na Remollo: unya na Umbac: hinayak na

she will exercise her duties in supervising the regional trial courts in accordance to the rules enunciated by the Supreme Court.

TOP OF THE WEEK Vendors & stall holders now shift store time

DUMAGUETE MAYORSHIP

GREEN CAMPAIGN . Loren Legarda joins Cong. Way Kurat Zamora in choosing fruit tree saplings from his private nursery in Compostela Valley. Loren is a passionate advocate of reforestation and fruit tree propagation to protect the environment and provide income for the people. Her foundation, Luntiang Pilipinas, has planted more than 2 million trees throughout the country.

PERDICES

REMOLLO

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he battle for the city mayorship of Dumaguete hinges from whether or not last termer Mayor Agusting Perdices will make it to his 20th year as mayor on this last term, or, he will face two formidable opponents who might join camps if only to accomplish their mission of unseating city hall’s durable leaders. But everything is all talk, except Mayor Perdices who has left his plans for the governorship and decided to re-run for mayor. This left mayorable Board Member Art Umbac with a wet bag. Umbac decided to run for mayor when Perdices intimated to run for governor. Umbac is a staunch supporter of Perdices. In fact Umbac said that he wants to be a board member of Perdices if he runs for governor.

But Perdices returned to the mayorship and Umbac was no longer welcome to return as board member of Dodo Macias who was irked by Umbac’s display of some disloyalty, in supporting Perdices as governor. So Umbac has to sustain his mayoralty bid. Here comes balik-Mayorable Atty Felipe Remollo who until today is undecided. He wants the people to seal his decision with a sure victory which he could not yet get. Remollo is also packing his bag just in case Dodo Macias decides not to run for governor (if uncontested) and instead, pushes his son BM Erwin Macias for governor in the last minute. So everybody seems to be waiting for the proverbial “last two minutes,” where everything might just be too late. There is also that persistent talk that “for the sake of the old man,” let him finish his term and retire in peace. Avoid an expensive election this year. Then the battle royale for the city mayorship will be REAL come 2010 when the position will be free for all. GOVERNORSHIP. There are reports that Malacañang arbitration boys are scouting for BM Mariant Villegas to run for governor since the incumbents and replacement are NPC party people. For her part, MEV’s categorical answer was that she “was available” but at the right time, and the right position, and the right support directly from PGMA. The invitation by the arbitration committee of malacañang is not enough for her, she said. In reality, Macias does not feel politically secure with MEVillegas because she accordingly, overtook the votes of his son Erwin in Bais and even in Dumaguete in the past. This means MEV is stronger than Erwin and daddy Dodo does not like that. Then whose fault is it? Dr. Macias, the incumbent congressman of the second district will finish his term in June. He will be replaced uncontested so far by Gov George Arnaiz as they trade places. But Arnaiz can still have an opponent from Lakas which party wants to field and finance an experienced and formidable candidate for the second district. This will be seen as the May 29 deadline approaches. As usual, everybody wants no names mentioned until the official list is out because that is what makes local mid-term elections thrilling, exciting and worth participating.


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Editorial La Libertad ambush must not provoke more election violence The ambush in La Libertad, which killed seven innocent civilians including a barangay captain in a far-flung barrio and wounded five others, was meant as a signal that the 2007 elections in May 14 may be marred with violence in certain areas. That was the first time that such incident happened; that what was perceived initially as a politically motivated incident may actually be the handiwork of certain groups who precisely want to sow violence by provoking competing political leaders into accusing each other as initiators. usually are well fed and well-drunk can easily be provoked to violence. For instance, the ambush last Friday, March 9 in barangay Manluminsag, would They are under that euphoric stage look like it was initiated by one political when their political masters provide them group because the barangay official who with money jobs, food, and even houses in was killed was a supporter of the rival po- exchange for being election watchmen of litical group. This was acknowledged by the candidates. Rep. Jing Paras himself who quickly denied any knowledge about the incident and Paras even said that he has never gone condemned the act, even as he called on to the farthest barangay Aya, of La Libertad, the police and army to conduct a thor- which was the constituency of the victim ough investigation. plus six others who were killed by a volley of fire when the cobra-truck of WWII vinHe initimated that he is suspecting a tage was about to make the ascend below. third group who just wants to provoke the Paras and Limkaichong groups to fight each The victims were mostly spectators of other through their loyal leaders. Again, our a literary musical contest in downtown La nature of being clannish now come to play. Libertad. They were on their way back to their barrios at 5pm when, not even midHere, the rival political parties are way to Bgy. Manluminsag, they were way peacelovers, yet many of their leaders may laid by a volley of fire from high-powered be violence prone some being known as weapons, which only warring groups were ex-convicts, AWOL peace officers, or sim- prone to have. ply town bullies. The political bullies who

“Kris can redeem herself” T

he sizzling, if tragic, love story of James and Kris is worth an editorial. After all, we are a nation of voyeurs who peep into the hole to watch the rise and fall of our idols – the icons of our thoughts, the objects of our unspoken desires.

Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

In truth, the fault lies both ways for celebrities of fame and fortune are, in a manner of speaking exhibitionists who delight in being watched in an aquarium and get the high of being talked about and admired. Kris Cojuangco-Aquino, is no exception. A product of two large political families and daughter of a martyr hero and a former lady president. Kris is a passable actress but winsome TV hostess – with a tremendous hold on the consumer buying habits of Filipinos. When Kris endorses a product there has been scientific proof that sales of the products go up. The consistency of this phenomenon has made Kris Aquino, aside from perhaps Megastar Sharon Cuneta and actor Aga Muhlach, the best product endorser in town. Each endorsement is worth millions of pesos – enough for the porcelain-white Ateneo graduate to quit working today and still be able to support herself and the lives of one more generation of her children in the future.

Her husband James Yap is the reigning MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the PBA – a sport that is the national obsession of many Filipinos, men and women – alike. He has been making his own product endorsements and was on his way to being a star endorser in his own right. Menfolk try to copy his fascinating basketball shots and women adore his clean, good-boy looks. He is a role model for many. James and Kris’ young marriage is on the rocks. The alleged third party is a 24-year-old charming receptionist of a famous beauty enhancing shop called Belo (after owner Vicky Belo) – interestingly named “Hope” who has confirmed her 10-month affair (Kris is 7-months pregnant) with the famous cager. How a “receptionist” would do the facials (every Monday) of the cage superstar inside a small cubicle had suggested more than just lewd variations of a Belo the belt job (pun invented) – is one for the gossipy tabloids.

The emotional damage to both is obviously devastating – with millions ogling over the new live soap opera with a possible “collateral damage” of a still born baby, whose heart beat had weakened last week while the over-stressed Kris was hospitalized at the Makati Medical Center. The raging controversy has cost Kris much – by bidding temporary goodbye to the medium that made her – television. It has cost James Yap, the slippery basketball star, a slot in the National Team of the Philippines (gunning for an Olympic stint next year) because the coaching staff is fearful the whole brouhaha would affect the Ilonggo-cager’s sports savvy and stamina. It remains to be seen whether the drawing capacity for product endorsement for Kris and James will be negatively affected by the dangerous liaison of threesome is a crowd – after the dust will settle. Will Kris’ drawing power on TV and movies still be super – if as a

We interviewed that day, both sides namely Jing Paras and Mayor Josy Limkaichong who both condemned the killings as an act of cowardice. In fact, they said that the perpetrators should be the first to be convicted of the new Anti-Terrorism Law when arrested. Well, we do not wish to speculate because in the end, the only results that will be considered as official, will be the one that will come from police investigators. We wonder whether they will be able to make a downright conclusion and if they will be able to arrest the perpetrators. What is common from both sides now are that they all condemn the ambush killing, and they are both hoping that this historic wave of violence, which has never happened before during any election season in the first district, will be one case that will not join the archives of unsolved crimes. martyr-wife, she does not act bravely in the face of some mounting evidence of James’ infidelity? Does the Pinoy truly love the “underdog?” In fairness, Kris in her foxhole, had found refuge in her God – as there “are no atheists inside the war foxholes.” Will she come out whole

out of this debilitating episode – physically and psychologically? Will their marriage ever be the same again? Ninoy Aquino, a noted doting father, would have raged

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Money And ... From page 12 BY DEMS DEMECILLO

Bets may campaign via text messaging

If in the past text messaging was instrumental in the downfall of an inept chief executive, now it may also cause the elevation of some politicians to the positions they aspire for. Politicians seeking your votes will soon subscribers and campaign text messages can become your newest textmates after the Na- only be sent from 9 pm to 7 am only. tional Telecommunications Office decided to This kind of campaign is said to be interallow text campaigning through cell phones esting if not exciting due to its newness, but after it noted the absence of any rules gov- some officials are wary that this may also erning the same as promulgated by the Com- become a venue where political opponents mission on Elections. resort to false information and mudslinging But there are limitations though, politicians just to destroy their rivals’ chances. must first seek the permission of the targeted

Dauin Mayor swamped with charges galore

Alanano raps back at eartwhile allies

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ncumbent Dauin Mayor Rodrigo Alanano could yet go down to political history as the mayor with the most number of intriguing charges against his administration, which could be interpreted or misinterpreted as politically motivated. Vice-Mayor Frances Araula and the majority of the members of the municipal council raised the following issues: First, the collection of traveling allowance by Mayor Alanano despite the fact that he has a government issued vehicle at his disposal 24 hours a day. Second, is the non-release of Rep. Herminio Teves’ pork to the 21 barangays unless they agree to give the municipal government Php 28,000 for the purchase of a dump truck. Third, is the apparent rejection of the appeal of more than 73 households in four barangays to Turn to page 17

Angara to share pork for feeding program

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ooks like the feeding program of 3rd District Rep. Herminio Teves has earned a new supporter after incumbent Senator Edgardo Angara promised to allocate a portion of his pork barrel to the school project currently implemented. Not only that, he also vowed to provide funds to construct one school building as his counterpart for every two such structures that will be built by the local government. These commitments were bared by Angara during a press conference attended by local officials led by Governor George Arnaiz and Mayor Agustin Perdices. Angara also explained that the country’s leaders need to work in concert in order to move the country into greater economic development. He also expressed belief that despite his decision to join the administration, ousted president Joseph Estrada bears him no ill as he was the last among the cabinet members who abandoned him at the palace during the height of Edsa II people power revolution.

inally, Dauin Mayor Rodrigo Alanano through his designated spokesman broke his silence after being subjected to a torrent of charges from his former political allies in the municipal council. Former councilor Marnie Credo answered all the allegations leveled against Alanano point by point in a phone interview. First, Mayor Alanano’s collection of the traveling allowance has long been settled when he voluntarily renounced‘ it months ago. Due to the absence of a secured parking lot at the municipal hall, the government issued vehicle is being parked at the mayor’s residence, although Credo insists that the vehicle can be used anytime especially during emergencies. Second, Representative Teves’ pork allocation for the 21 out of the town’s 23 barangays Turn to page 17

Macias finally takes in MEV

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alik governor bet Emilio Macias II finally accepted the inevitable in clusion of board member Mariant Escaño Villegas in his provincial slate instead of allowing MEV to avail of the opportunity to run for the same position, an offer made by Malacañang. Macias and Villegas are reportedly not seeing eye to eye relative to certain issues. In particular MEV is more inclined to focus on the development of the culture, arts and tourism which is also the thrust of incumbent governor George Arnaiz’ administration. On the other hand, Macias being a medical doctor vowed to prioritize better health services for the Negrenses if elected. Prior to this development, Villegas was almost tempted to challenge the gubernatorial bid of Macias with expressed blessings from the palace which offered unconditional support.

Shooting ... From page 15 in his left arm and leg. He was rushed to the Canlaon District Hospital but was later transferred to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital in Dumaguete City for further treatment. The following evening, during a village dance in Barangay Budlasan two people were also shot by an unidentified person who was accompanied by three others serving as back up. Both victims, Esperidion Pableo and Eutemio Corson were fired upon at close range. They were hit several times in different parts of their bodies. Corson died while undergoing treatment whereas Pableo is now recuperating at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital. Police investigators ruled out that the two incidents are related to the elections this May.

Whichever. The fact is there is so much money to further firm up the hold of the rich and the powerful over sensitive positions in government. —————— For how else can these people justify spending so much or donating so much except as a pump-priming device to draw out in thousand folds returns of investments in the future? —————— As one who confronts the ugly faces of misery almost everyday, I find the arrogance of the moneyed in this country disconcerting. With this kind of attitude is it not farfetched that they consider the ordinary voter as mere statistic in the polling place? —————— Money – millions of it for political campaigns! But none of it – not a whit or splinter of it – for the poor and the marginalized. This is the greatest tragedy in our country. So many have so much and thousand folds have so little. —————— Mr. Senatoriable: You want to serve our country. Why don’t you do it now. Give millions of your campaign funds to hospitals. There you can ease the pain, wipe away tears, reduce anxiety of those who have so little or even none at all. —————— With your millions of funds but without a caring heart, you are an anomaly in the broad horizon of poverty and squalor. True you yourself are a victim of the system and you have to survive even if you have to spend millions to stay afloat. But pray, is there no other way for all of us? Must we continue to be held hostage by our system of government that breeds the likes of you?

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Contact Inday 225-0756 or John Don 226-2362

DEED OF HEIRSHIP

NOTICE is hereby given that Marcelo T. Quitay, the only sole heir of the late ROQUE QUITAY have filed and executed a Deed of Heirship on Lot No. 864, Pls659-D, with OCT No. FV16582, situated in Datag, Siaton, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 4,195 sq.m. per Doc. No. 450, Page No. 91, Book No. 133, Series of 1998 of Notary Public Atty. Deogracias A. Eltanal.

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE (WITH HEREDITARY SHARES AND ADJUDICATION)

FREE RICE WITH CHICKEN-SPAG VALUE MEAL

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 39 Dumaguete City SP PROC. NO.4511 IN RE: PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE ON THE BIRTH YEAR FROM 1977 TO 1976

NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late MAXIMINO G. FUTALAN have filed and executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate (With Hereditary Shares and Adjudication) on Parcel No. I, TDN 99-16-011-00851; Parcel No. II, TDN 04-15-003-00733, Lot No. No. 3908, Pls 659-D, OCT No. 10484; Parcel No. III, TDN 99-16-003-00120, TDN 99-16-003-00121, TDN 99-16-00300107, Lot Nos. 906 & 903; Parcel No. IV, OCT No. 2374, Lot No. 1499, Pls-659D, TDN 99-16-025-00216; Parcel No. V, TDN 99-16-025-00824, with OCT 8692, Lot No. 5054-C; Parcel No. VI, TDN 9916-025-01189, Lot No. 5063-B; Parcel No. VII, TDN 99-16-025-00146, Lot No. 1547-G; Parcel No. VIII, TDN 99-16-02500180, Lot No. 1509-A; Parcel No. IX, TDN 05-15-025-01472, Lot No. 1511-A; Parcel No. X, OCT No. 2374, Lot No. 5371, Pls-659-D, TDN 99-16-025-01144; and a Bank Deposit at Land BankDumaguete City Branch, Savings Account No. 0291-661-80, in the amount of P44,460.62 in the name of Maximino G. Futalan, per Doc. No. 77, Page No. 16, Book No. II, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Fructuoso B. Mongcopa, Jr.

Robert Placencia 0919-621-7006 Capistrano Tan 0918-419-5402 DennisImbo 0906-271-0703 Joselito Galura 0916-420-9026 BenjaminBadiango 0918-561-5164 Segundo Maray 0919-376-1864 DannyAmantillo 0906-804-8803 Boy Poblacion 0915-363-4662 Danilo Sabanal 0906-877-0707 Salve Dael 0916-507-5191 BarryBadon 0918-546-8324 JunBadon 0920-893-6658 Jack Babor Jr. 0927-238-2497 Manuel Bagalando 0919-646-3786 Absalon Bantigue 0917-612-8558 Charlie Maranga 0919-222-5585 JuniorTuballa 0919-602-3439 Manuel Yang 0920-834-3043 Eberto Amiscaray 0927-769-9998 TeodoroInid 0926-478-2987 ArtimioEnopia 0917-732-6565 Joel Lingcong 0910-681-5707 Richard Magabilin 0916-310-1776 Jovencio Gravador 0919-771-4691 Maximo Teves 0921-841-8539 JosephLimbaga 0927-834-5023 Anecito Floreno 0919-728-1528 Jojo Cabataña 0918-649-2132 Boy Legaspi 0919-632-3986 JunnyMonopollo 0921-480-3388

Janjan Legaspi 0919-441-4847 Dionesio Labe 0919-585-2850 Roy Facturan 0921-214-7920 Ricky Facturan 0919-493-9004 Enrique “Rique” Godes 0919-776-4079 James Gutib -oDominadorTuballa 0920-738-6353 Bejamin Vallega 0926-653-7998 MarioDolar 0919-305-6400 Jerry Lincong 0919-455-1811 ElmerRaaging 0921-207-1789 AudieCalugcugan -oMarvin Saloma 0919-423-6167 Rene Jalandoni -oMario Fabillar 0910-390-5510 Rocky Capino -oTimyYrad -oRuel Ubat 0920-817-7576 Rico Abrasaldo -oJerry Saguban -oReynoldLingcong -oJolenElman -oJohn Paul Villaflores -oJV Cabugnason -oJury Bandian -oJessie Legaspi 0906-463-7518 RomarLoygos 0917-474-2650 Porferio Jaran -oRoqueSalmorin 0926-948-4327 Jun Arcilla -o-

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late PHOEBE P. BARTIANA have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement Among Heirs on a House and Lot located at Block 17, Lot 2, Judyville Subdivision, Boloc-boloc, Sibulan, Negros Oriental in favor of Jhoanne P. Bartiana per Doc. No. 0982, Page No. 197, Book No. XII, Series of 2004 of Notary Public Atty. Carol E. Garcia, Sr. The Negros Chronicle Feb. 25, March 4 & 11, 2007


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* People Support Job Fair 9am-7pm Joshua 1

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* Joint RDDC Chairpersons & Consortium Directors Dinner 6:30pm-8:30pm Agape * Lions Club Meeting 8pm-10pm Jordan 3

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* Joint RDDC Chairpersons & Consortium Directors Meeting 7am-9pm Jordan 1 * ALBOR – 7 Conference 9am-2pm Jordan 3

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* Enhance Immigration Seminar 9am-11am Jordan 3 * BCBP Breakfast 7pm-9pm Joshua 1 * UNO Corporation Business Presentation 3pm-5pm Agape * SU-LTS Graduation Ball 5pm-9pm Jordan 1&2

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* Lifestyles Seminar 3pm-5pm Joshua 2 * AM75 1st Year Anniversary 6pm-10:30pm Jordan 1&2

MASCHIL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Located at Rizal corner Diputado St., Poblacion Sibulan, Negros Oriental For info and inquiry call Secretary JUDY T. SALUDAR or JETHRO D. SALUDAR

Tel. No. 419-8183

RMJ SURPLUS Dealer of all kinds of Japanese surplus appliances and more . . . Dr. V. Locsin St., Beside DCDB Dumaguete City Tel. # 225-9748

FOR SALE OR RENT HOUSE & LOT Katrina Homes 1, Blk. 4, Batinguel, Dumaguete City LA: 219 sq.m. (2 lots), FA: 85 sq.m.; 3 BR; 2 TB; irongrilled, screened windows; 14 sq.m. covered laundry work area; covered garage; concrete fenced, water tank, telephone, cable TV lines. Clean title. CONTACT: Ruth D. Ruiz LL: 225-8724; CP:0916-476-0367 For LL, please call between 7-10PM.

NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late ANASTACIA BELTRAN known as the First Party and heirs of ALBERTO BELTRAN known as the Second Party and the Third Party have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement Among Heirs, Waiver and Partition on Lot 6621 (before Lot No. 2090-B, Cad-12687), covered by OCT No. 104, containing an area of 1,797 sq.m., situated in Camanjac, Dumaguete City per Doc. No. 473, Page No. 95, Book No. 6, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Andre O. Villasis. The Negros Chronicle Feb. 25, March 4 & 11, 2007

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late MARTINIANA CASTRO have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Sale on one third (1/3 )undivided share of parcel of land Lot No. 1618, covered with OCT No. 6551, situated in Cati-ao-ti-ao, Poblacion, Tanjay City, Negros Oriental, in favor to spouses ALEJANDRO O. SARABIA and JOSEFINA CATA-AL per Doc. No. 1816, Page No. 64, Book No. XVIII, Series of 1973 of Notary Public Atty. Rod B. Majarais. The Negros Chronicle Feb. 25, March 4 & 11, 2007

HOUSE FOR RENT San Miguel, Bacong, new, quiet, off National Highway. 120 sq.m., 1 bed, parking, private fenced garden, 1,250 M INC., Cable, water, electricity. P20,000 deposit (damage), st 1 and last month rent. P12,500.00. Call 09215226017.

Overseas Filipino Council breaks ground in Negros Island

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y recent visit to Dumaguete was marked by the coming of Mr. Jay Hyung Chun, an Australian based Korean entrepreneur who offered to help establish a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Valencia to compliment the provincial government’s campaign to boost agriculture specially in the production of organic fruit and vegetables. Provincial leaders led by Gov. George Arnaiz, Cong. Emilio Macias and Mayor Jun Gonzalez of Valencia welcomed the Overseas Filipino Council initiative in bringing foreign expertise to work with local LGUs and leaders to create sustainable industries in the countryside. With the technology transfer by FASCO Korea/ Australia, Mr. Chun expects to make Oriental Negros a strong competitor in the world dried fruit and vegetable export market.

OFCongress initiatives which can be replicated in other provinces. I am personally thankful of the vibrancy of our provincial leadership in recognizing the huge potential of developing an export market for our agricultural products. We owe it to our farmers and entrepreneurs to help them maximize production to become leading exporters of processed food products worldwide. They all deserve our unconditional support. Have a nice day!

Message of T hanks Thanks We, the bereaved family of the late

AD PAWNSHOP No. 13 San Juan St., Dumaguete City Unredeemed pledges whose terms have expired will be auctioned on March 31, 2007 at our place of business.

The initiative brings to fruition OFC mission and vision to alliance overseas Filipino resources and expertise with local entrepreneurs, leaders and NGOs to create industries in the countryside to generate livelihood and jobs. 500 farmers are expected to be impacted in this development. This development comes way ahead of the First Overseas Filipino Congress in December. The Jay Chun-FASCO Food processing project will prove the viability of

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DECL ARA TION OF HEIRDECLARA ARATION SHIP AND ABSOLUTE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that Yolanda Bisabis Tonogbanua, the heir of the late ANTONIO TONOGBANUA, JR., have filed and executed a Declaration of Heirship and Absolute Sale on Lot 13-D, Psd-07-040918, being a portion of Lot 13, PLS764-D, with TCT No. FT-7498 under TD No. 06-027-04-00152, situated in Brgy. Villareal, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 2,768 sq.m. in favor to Ana Marie Joy Ong per Doc. No. 76, Page No. 16, Book No. II, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Fructuoso B. Mongcopa, Jr.

wish to convey our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who stood by us and comforted us in our time of loss. We wish to express our profound appreciation to those who offered prayers, sent flowers and words of sympathy, visited and kept vigil, attended the funeral rites and offered assistance in so many ways. May the Lord reward you for your generosity. From children:

The Negros Chronicle Feb. 25, March 4 & 11, 2007

Call: 226-2500 Perdices St.

Andy & Melodia Leon & Luz Ricardo Sr. & Angelita Rudy Grandchildren: Andrew, Roy, Rey, Amy, Arnold, Jeni, Pinkee, Lori, Ricardo Jr., Kathy, Ric Angelo & Christy Ann.


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HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

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THOUGH with priesthood I have left behind active involvement in business, I continue to monitor developments in this area, insofar as they are relevant to my ministry. They too need evangelization, you know.

FR. ROY CIMAGALA

The newspapers sometimes make good report on these matters. There are of course some business journals around. And my friends and former colleagues continue to fill me in with data. These are how I update myself. Right now, I am happy that certain economic indicators are showing good signs. It seems that the fundamentals are in place. Inflation and interest rates are low. The peso is gaining strength, many thanks to our OFWs. “Hot money” from foreign investors are pouring in. Price of gas has gone down. Our budget is getting balanced.

nomic upswing continues and its effects trickle down to our people. This is a big challenge to meet. The faces of poverty and misery are still around us. It’s truly a grating scandal to have these forms of poverty still blighting a good number of our people. Of course, our Lord said that we will always have the poor, but this doesn’t mean we should be complacent with our poverty problem. I pray that the gains we enjoy now are not wasted because of mismanagement, and things like dirty politics and corruption, not negligible at all in our country, to say the least. While we hope that the numbers will be always right, we have to remember that our economic concerns go far beyond figures, and even beyond the best entrepreneurial criteria. They involve our total de-

velopment as persons and as children of God. This is the real challenge. This means that while business and economic activities cause many good things like generation of jobs and income, development of many projects, they should be conducted in such a way that we become more human and Christian. They should foster integral development in the personal, family, social aspects. Not only our material and temporal dimensions should be taken care of. Our spiritual development is even more important. All players in business and economics should be imbued with such sensitivity that their actions and decisions impact not only on the temporal common good, but also on the eternal common good. In short, they have to real-

There appears to be a surge of activity in the construction industry. Banks look like they are super-liquid. Treasury bills are selling low. And over-all, I hear more often now that business in almost any field is picking up. The picture looks good. I would advise our sour-graping ideologues and politicians to be more constructive in their interventions. Of course, not all is perfect, but we cannot deny that there are clear improvements taking place now. I hope and pray that this present eco-

ize that their activities, while obviously enjoying a certain autonomy, are an integral part of their relationship with God. They are a significant element in their virtue of religion. They are never foreign to religion. They have to be driven by an operative and clearlydefined spirituality that knows how to deal with temporal and mundane affairs. Such spirituality therefore has to be versed with the Church’s social doctrine, especially that of stewardship and solidarity. Those involved in business should be skilled in dealing with money, power, fame, temptations, and other worldly perks. More than that, they have to know how to purify the structures to make them conducive to proper human growth. Good intentions are not

enough. They should have real, solid competence. And with the mentality of a servant, eager to help, humble, passing unnoticed, etc. They should know how to work with anyone and in any situation, without getting lost and without entering into sinful compromises. To them, the pursuit OF money and power should not be a corrupting influence, but rather should always spur their great desires—both practical and prudent—to help the people and to contribute to the common good. These are not pipe dreams. These are necessary ideals and standards waiting for us to translate into reality. This is the challenge to business.

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he home is where the heart is when there is love that sus tains love not only within the family, but for others. You remember the story of that shoerepair man who prayed to Christ that he (Christ) visit him in his shop one day? And he kept waiting for the Lord to appear. While he waited and waited, there were needy persons who came to his shop, one needing some warmth, and another needing food, another needing a pair of old shoes. And the Dr. PROCESO UDARBE shoe-repair man served them all with love and joy. He had gotten tired teller Tuesdays With Movie, I have at the end of the day, and rested, but enjoyed reading. It is a series of diadisappointed that Jesus had not logues between a retired and very shown up. But as he meditated, sick professor Morrie and his former there was a voice coming into his student Mitch Albon. In one dialogue heart: “Child, you should know that Mitch asks Morrie what the old man I was the one who came to your thinks of family. Let me quote what shop for warmth; I was the one Morrie says: who asked you to give me food; I The fact is, there is no human was the one to whom you gave a foundation, no secure ground, upon used pair of shoes,” Jesus, to the which people may stand today if it delight of the man, had visited him isn’t the family. It has become quite thrice that day. This is love for oth- clear to me as I am real sick… If you ers that sustains a family. don’t have the support and love and What about love within the caring that you get from a family, you home? Like others who are elderly don’t have much at all. Love is so and sick, I have enjoyed the love of supremely important. As our great my children and grandchildren. poet, W.H. Auden, said: “Love each There is an international best- other or perish.”

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epentance is essential to the life of grace. We live in a world that does its best to absolve itself of any personal responsibility for the actions that we perform. We enjoy talking about our rights to this and that but rarely, if ever, speak of our responsibilities to one another or ourselves. Repentance is one of the first steps in taking responsibility for our own actions. It is also the first step on the road to conversion. Let us pray that we have the courage and strength to follow its path. Luke 13:1-9 At that time some people who were present there told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with the blood of their sacrifices. He said to them in reply, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were greater sinners than all other Galileans? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all

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HISTORICAL NOTES

A Czech Scholar in Dumaguete Also for Businessmen and Professionals:

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BROKENNES IS: Pleasing to the Lord By: Os Hillman

Prepare it with oil on a griddle; bring it well-mixed and present the grain offering broken in pieces as an aroma pleasing to the Lord. – (Leviticus 6:21)

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here is a requirement to be blessed at a deeper spiritual level by God. Christ requires it of each of His servants. He required it of Paul when He struck him down on the Damascus Road. He required it of Joseph when he was left in the pit and then sold into slavery. He required it of Jacob when he left his homeland penniless and needy. He required it of most every major leader that He used significantly-brokenness. Brokenness cannot be achieved on your own. It is something God does Himself. We cannot determine that we are going to be broken, but we can refuse to become broken. When God begins this deeper work in our lives, we can kick and scream and refuse the process. We can manipulate and strive to stay on top, but this only delays His work. Pride and mammon are ruling strongholds of the marketplace. Brokenness is considered a weak position in the marketplace. However, God says until we are broken we cannot be an aroma pleasing to the Lord. God wants you to be an aroma in the marketplace. In order for this to happen, you and I must be a broken vessel in His hand. Pray that God would allow you to become a pleasing aroma to Him no matter what the cost.

BY: REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN. JR. DUring last Buglasan Festival in October 2006, a Czech scholar was in Dumaguete. Aside from his mother tongue, he speaks with equal facility the European languages like English, Spanish, French, German, and Russian. He is also familiar with the Malayo-Polynesian languages in Indonesia and Korea. With only two weeks in the Visayas, he can communicate in our dialect with our simple folks. Connected with the Universidad Carolina in Prague, Czechoslovakia, Pavel Fochler was in Dumaguete to conduct at first hand a research work on the life and work of a Jesuit missionary from Prague in the 1730s. The Czech Jesuit was Father Anton Malinsky who served in Western Negros, particularly in the pueblo called Cauayan. Sharing notes with Pavel (which is Pablo in Spanish) this is what we find. Father Anton Malinsky was born in Prague on 1 May 1703 (not January 1703), where he joined the old Jesuit Province of Bohemia on 9 October 1718. Volunteering for the missions in the Philippines, he

arrived in the Islands in year 1732. In the remotest corner of the world in Cauayan (1732-1737), Father Malinsky got consolation in writing to his family and friends back home in Czechoslovakia. At the time, it INFANT JESUS IN PRAGUE took one year for mails to arrive in Central Europe and so, missionaries had to wait for one more year to receive any word of moral sup- one else, and lived in a nipa port and encouragement to hut. Nevertheless, they kept cheer them up. well, thanks be to God.” One such letter showed “The Jesuits stayed with the life and times of the their flock in all their vicissipeople in Cauayan as they tudes, fleeing inland with them were ministered by the Je- when the raiders struck, and suit missionaries: “They ate staying to nurse them during what their people ate, boiled the rice without salt or spices, Turn to bpage 16 drank river water like every-


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Limkaichong vows Justice; Comelec Control looms in entire First District PICTORIAL REPORT

PNP Provincial Director Sr Supt Ramon Buenafe gets an assessment of the situation from La Libertad police chief Officer Oscar Tan hours after the ambush, at the crime scene. He said many were hit after the first volley of fire from an elevated area. He estimated that there were more than 15 armed men waiting for the ambush.

The son of Barangay Captain Lydio Baylon grieves before his father’s coffin. In the background are the other casualties.

MUTE WITNESS, this empty cobra cargo truck, used mostly for transporting constitutents to and from Bgy Aya , La Libertad, where most victims came from, stands as a MUTE WITNESS to the horror and pandemonium that followed the ambush. Bloodstains are still evident on the truck.

Mayor Josy Limkaichong condoles with Barangay Aya Councilor, Edencito Bel-iot who survived the ambush.

Scene of Crime Investigation (SOCO) VICTIM

BULLET-RIDDLED driver’s seat where Jordan Baylon was navigating and wounded with Ignacia Salimbagat, 54 of Bgy Manluminsag and Edencito Beli-ot who were treated at the Villegas Hospital in Guihulngan. Two still unidentified men were dead on arrival at the hospital. Recovered from them was a .38 snubnose with 5 live ammo.

Seven ... From page 9 Police identified the dead as Bgy Aya Capt Lydio Baylon; Rudy Maxilom, a forest guard; Junalo Bastellano, a truck helper; Nonoy Naacpad; three fatalities brought to Guihulngan

hospital and others at the La Libertad morgue have yet to be identified by the next of kin. Baylon, a known advocate of anti-insurgency and CVO, was warned about threats of his life because of his advocacy. He was a Limkaichong supporter. Motive has yet to be es-

Based on the strength of the bullets destroying sturdy shrubs, police opined that heavy weapons were used. tablished. Police said it could revolve around the issues of politics or insurgency-related or both. Expensive weapons were used in the ambush. Police investigators to the crime scene recovered 119 empty shells and four live ammos of M16 rifle; five empty shells and one live 45 caliber ammo; one live ammo

of M14 rifle; one caliber 357 home made gun with 6 rounds of caliber 38 live ammo recovered at the vehicle. PNP Supt Ramon Buenafe provincial commander said that he is coordinating with the army under Col.Ramon Flores to compose the police dragnet and posse that will engage in hot pursuit of the suspects who were using high caliber guns in

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Jordan Baylon , 30, the driver was wounded in the head and hand. Also wounded was Julieto de la Cruz, 37, of Bgy Aya.

Ignacia Salimbatan , 54 was also wounded in the head and hand. And so was one Amaida Facturan Lomejoc, 43, resident of Sitio. Lanasan, Bgy Aninihaw of La Libertad who was hit on her left leg.

the ambush. Right now, the Paras political family is split with Jing who is endorsing his wife Olive to run for Congress , on one hand, and Jerome Paras, his brother, on the other, who is also running for the same position. The split is taken advantage of by another formidable Lakas candidate and chairman of the first district Mayor Joselyn Sy-

Limkaichong. She is the daughter of business tycoon Julio Sy, and married to the scion of the one of La Libertad’s wealthiest families Dodong Lmkaichong who is running for La Libertad mayor. Paras in this issue also said that he is chairman of the KAMPI in the first district of the province. Both parties claim as being supported by President Arroyo.


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Ang mga tinuod nga kauban ni Pres. Gloria

Jing PARAS ... From page 1 can be seen from the pictures where PGMA posed with the Municipal leaders including Vice-Governor Jose “Petit” Baldado. If we recall, Cong. Jing Paras was a staunch supporter of FPJ in the 2004 election and as such became

a critic of PGMA. After the intercession of Secretary Ronaldo Puno and Cong. Mikey Arroyo who are good friends of Cong. Jing, PGMA was able to extend her hand of reconciliation with Cong. Jing and the latter accepted the friendship extended by PGMA as she promised to provide serious reforms in government and

the electoral process we have criticized for a long time. In a group picture, we can see PGMA together with the seven Mayors of the 1st District who are supporting the expected candidacy of Olive namely, Judith Cardinas of Canlaon City; Amor Baldado of Manjuyod; Valente Yap of Bindoy; Edsel Enardecido

of Ayungon; Anthony Bayawa of Tayasan; Reynaldo Tuanda of Jimalalud; Ernesto Reyes of Guihulngan together with Engr. Bow Moreno who is a successful BusinessmanContractor and a native of La Libertad, who will throw his hat as Mayor of La Libertad, and the charming and beautiful councilor of

This picture was taken at Malacañang upon the invitation of PGMA in honor of the new KAMPI members

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With Vice Gov. Petit Baldado (left)

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Everyday Heroes PROTECT YOURSELF

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HER story

New beginnings

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BY KOJAK JAMES HUGHS U.S. ARMY, CAPT. (RET.)

MY JOURNEY WITH CANCER

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Rainbows

THINKING FREE

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he topic is relevant now when many “successful people” are running for public office.

There was a boxer who wanted to be a congressman. It is a good thing that he was persuaded to desist from being “oiled” by big-time politisee the shadow,” Tess sees cians who wanted him to spend his rainbows in the storms. A good hard-earned money on politics. He wife and mother, and once a was booed in Cebu when he atdedicated teacher, she has tended a world-class boxing event M UFFET seen God’s provisions through featuring Boom Boom Bautista, et. al. DOLAR Good that he is now back to the job her journey. Giving up is not he likes and knows best. More imher answer. Quitting is not in VILLEGAS portantly, he is back to his senses. her vocabulary. She sees evThere are movie stars who are eryday as an opportunity for running for public office. They God’s work. Others may ask, are very successful in their chowhat can she do with her life e-mail: now? We may not have the Blue_bell57@yahoo.com sen careers. They are loved by fans, and they should avoid situstrength and the ability which ations where they would be we used to have, but God can square pegs in a round hole. The use our weakness as a way to Senate could be their Waterloo. give strength to others. Have they heard of the remark of Sometimes, I watched her incomedian Dolphy when he was side the dialysis room, and she asked to run for Senator: – would count all her blessings while “Natatakot ako, paano kung she’s hooked into the machine. mananalo ako pagka-Senador? Time and again she needs blood Anong gagawin ko sa Senado? transfusion. But through difficult Magpapatawa?” – which means times, surprises come along her “I am afraid. What if I win, what way. shall I do at the Senate? Make Turn to page 19

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B Y S ALETO J. E RAMES

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Day dreams ...

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hile on the taxicab from the domestic airport to the Boy Scout’s headquarters in Manila last week, I overheard over the radio a candidate for the senate explaining his millions of pesos in campaign funds. —————— the multi-party system, which exacerbates the vulnerability of the electorate by the coalition of strange political bedfellows conspiring against their right to choose. —————— The massive display of money power by candidates in efforts to connect with the electorate only highlights the arrogance of the rich and their lack of consideration to the sensitivities of the poor, the marginalized, and those who have less in life. —————— Where have all this money come from? Donations – according to a senatorial hopeful. True or false.

people laugh?” It is difficult to attain success. It is like climbing Mt. Apo. But to be able to handle success is like climbing Mt. Everest. Human experience shows that handling success is more difficult than handling failure. I do not really know whether I am accurate in recalling the name of the man but I think it was Howard Hughes who, after becoming a multi-billionaire ($), became a “recluse” who did not want to see and be seen by people. Obviously, Hughes did not know how to handle success. Poor people know how to handle failure. They either stay as they are, contended with their station in life, or aspire, “kayod,” to become rich! Most of them have reached rockbottom and there is nowhere to go but up. And up they go, out of the prison walls of poverty. The world is full of “successful derelicts”. A singer-turn-addict! A rich man returning to the abyss of poverty

Footsteps and Fingerprints

Money And Senatoriables

He said that a senatorial candidate is allowed a ceiling of 131 million pesos to support his campaign. Some political wags said that to win as senator one needs 200 million pesos. —————— With 24 candidates from the two major coalitions – Genuine Opposition and Team Unity – the amount of money going into circulation this campaign season is simply staggering and mindboggling. —————— This bizarre situation is made possible by our system of government which requires our senators to be elected at large. Add to this,

Its March. Graduation time. A time for new beginnings. A lot of young women now are planning their future , find a career, build a family or both. The question is always how to do it and how to make sure that you make it. Let me say this loud and head. You have feet in your clear: there is no uniform recipe shoes. You can steer yourself for success. Some steps work any direction you choose.” Second, You have to befor some people, while the same won’t work for others. lieve that you can do it. Some JENNY This, I think, is the very first step people just give up before LIND to reaching your goal: recog- they even start because they nizing that you are UNIQUE. think that they cannot do it. ELMACO (1)You have to know who Believe that you can and you you are and what you are definitely will. Third, you have to know capable of. No self-help book can bring you to where you what you want. And fourth, you E-MAIL want to go in your life. You are have to want it. There is a dif- jenny.elmaco@yahoo.com one of a kind. So do not expect ference between knowing what yourself to follow the same path one wants and actually wanting or to fit into the same mold as it enough to work for it. Fifth, you have to make the others. Take it from Dr. experienced Seuss: “You have brains in your time. I haveTurn to pagethis 19

Difficulty of Handling Success

e have many reasons to be enthusiastic about life. The word enthusiasm comes from the Greek word, “entheous” which means “God within.” “Being enthusiastic is a choice and not a result” said John Mason in his book “An Enemy called Average.” My friend Tess Tolin, who has been suffering from kidney problems and undergoing dialysis at least twice a week for a long time now, has a sunny disposition, which is really contagious. She sent me her text today that says, “I thank and glorify the Lord for today is my 54th birthday and I’m still alive.” Tess is one in a million. Although we don’t have the same kind of ailment, she gives me strength through her encouragement. The woman is a survivor. I almost see God smiling, saying, “here’s someone I can use”. She can use anything which comes her way, for God’s glory.. .She transcends the mediocrity of human frailty. Like the deaf and mute Helen Keller, who wrote, “keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot

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by: Art Umbac

In my hand is a snail shell, I think it is called a moon shell, round, shining from the constant scouring of the sand and sea. It is a memento of one of our resting times at our San Jose beach. It sits curled up like a tiny kitten in the hollow of my palm. It is such a simple little thing, yet its symmetrical spiral tickles my imagination. This is the stuff that day Now it is a tiny piece of infinity. Now it is a cat’s eye dreams are made of … day shining in the night. Now it dreams that lead us to thinkis the future home of a sand ing creative thoughts, that crab or a tiny sea creature. help us imagine a better life, Now it echoes mysterious that expand the horizons of sounds of the seas when I our mind. Our capacity to think and hold it up to my ear. Now it reflects the delicate light of imagine is what distinguishes us the moon it is named after. from the animals. And yet there Its spiral nudges me to ex- are many people today just livpand my thoughts by think- ing instinctively like most aniing of how one thing leads to mals, caught in the same rouanother … Eureka, I now see tine day after day after day. They a solution to the problem that seem frightened to be alone so has been bothering me! Turn to page 18

BY:

NANCY RUSSELL CATAN

e-mail: nrcatan@i-manila.com.ph


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theCIVICcircle BY LELE MARTINEZ

BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

THIRTY YEARS AGO

(From the CHRONICLE Files)

Route 6 now Aldecoa Drive, opens leading to hospital

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arch 6, 1977 — In response to calls for the urgent need to asphalt the road leading to the new Silliman University Medical Center, the City Hall at the instance of the city mayor and the city engineer were able to convince the Capitol Improvement Program Committee for an immediate Php 30,000 appropriation. Route 6 at Daro, leading to the SUMC needs a formal deed of donation from lot owners where the road crosses. The city engineer is now preparing the official government form for some 12 lot owners to affix their city hall, for speedy action about a public need: signatures. These 12 lot owners will be doing the an asphalted road to a modern hospital comcommunity more good if they get to sign the plex. When finished, these are two of deed of donation as quickly as possible so Dumaguete’s humble monuments which are asphalting can commence. This is one concrete instance, for which we commend the products of the combined efforts of the private sector and the government.

(Civic clubs and organizations are quite 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)

Professor Nobu, one more time

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ne special person is here in our city again. Professor Nobu Imaizumi, adopted son of Dumaguete City , came in on the March 6 flight with Professor mark Zion and 20 of his college students. They are from the Kwansei Gakuin University of Hyogo, Japan, and only Emilie Didier, a young French studying in Japan , is a first time visitor of the group. Many of them had been here two or three times. This team, with Ms. Tomoko Kwaguchi as team leader, came to assist in a house project of the Dumaguete Habitat for Humanity in Barangay Cantil-e. And work they did, I saw all of them heavily sunburnt after Volunteers Emelie Dider, Ayumi Fuhiwara and Team Leader Tomoko days of working under the Kawaguchi visited the Habitat Medical and Dental Clinic

TWENTY YEARS AGO

People disapprove vice-mayor’s ouster March 8, 1987 —- Various large sections of the city have strongly disfavored the ouster of City Officer-in-Charge Vice Mayor Atty. Jose Montebon, dubbed as the likeable, honest, hardworking church elder, lawyer and educator. He was replaced without cause in accordance with the policies on OICs promulgated by the Department of Local Government. Ousted City Vice-Mayor revealed that the city OIC Dodoy Quial has written DLG Secretary Jaime Ferrer recommending provincial board member Jess Martinez to take Montebon’s post. In a separate interview OIC Dodoy Quial admitted that there was such a letter and his reasons are: that they do not belong to the same party; that it resulted from Montebon’s alleged involvement with the members of the city council to oust Quial from his post; that Martiinez is more qualified than Montebon; finally, Montebon will

not be jobless since he will take the post vacated by Martinez in the provincial board. Members of the city council and the Mayors’ League of Negros Oriental are expressing disgust over the relief of Montebon and are urging Pres. Corazon Aquino to retain Jose Montebon as vice mayor OIC of Dumaguete on account of his clean and honest record as a public servant.

The students from Kwansei Gakuin University pose with Prof. Nobu and Prof. Mark upon their arrival at the Sibulan Airport. noonday sun. After a day’s hard work they are all tired and dirty but very happy with the work they had done. They had also interacted with the homepartners at the Cantil-e community and had struck up a close friendship with the families there. In just three days’

The sunburnt volunteers after a hard day’s work, tired and dirty but happy; the fruit of their hard work, a house rising up for a poor family.

TEN YEARS AGO

Armando survives another slay attempt March 9, 1997 — A scion of a wealthy family in Negros Oriental has again cheated death following another assassination attempt on his life in an ambush while at the intersection of E.J. Blanco Drive and the national highway. Shot in close range by three unidentified suspects was Armando Sierra who was driving his gray owner type jeep from the north. However, the suspects who were described by witnesses to be in their early 20’s missed their target and escaped on foot towards E.J. Blanco extension. At least seven bullets were pumped by the suspects on the right side using .45 caliber pistols, two bullets pierced through the wall of the vehicle while 5 of them were not able to penetrate due to the thickness of the walling which is made of gauge 16

steel plate and double walling. Sierra was hit on the left arm and left thigh, but was pronounced safe by attending physicians at the Silliman University Medical Center where he managed to drive his jeep for immediate treatment.

Professor Nobu Imaizumi, adopted son of Dumaguete City, gives a short message during a dinner hosted by the Dumaguete Habitat for Humanity Board.

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time, they finished the construction of one simple but comfortable and decent home for one more family from our disadvantaged poor. As they finished up after a hard day’s work, the look of joy and fulfillment was written all over the volunteers’ faces, as shown in the pictures above. I am amazed at the energy

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Real St., Independence St. Dumaguete City

All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

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AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Claro M. Recto Street Bayawan City

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lupega Bldg., Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City

All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

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and dedication of the group of young Japanese University students, who pay their own expenses to come all the way to the Philippines and Dumaguete City, to work under the merciless sun building a house for a poor family they do not know; they also visited the community and the family where they had built houses before. Professor Nobu is a consistent donor to the Habitat Special Needs scholarship program together with the Mukunoso

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Aldea Bldg., San Juan cor. Perdices St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Quezon Street, Bais City

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS H. Villanueva St., Siaton, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Guihulngan Branch

Quezon St., Pob. Guihulngan, Neg. Or.

All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

Church and his university students. A few of the primary school students he had sponsored have entered high school this year, and during this visit, he again pledged his support to the scholarship program. It is heartening to see such young hearts filled with the

Turn to page 17 AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon Branch Blk. 3 New Bus Terminal Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Corner Pinili & Mabini Sts. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS North Poblacion, Jimalalud Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sta. Catalina Branch

P. Villanueva St., Sta. Catalina, Neg. Or.

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tanjay Branch 2 Nono, Limbaga Drive Tanjay City

All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office

All unredeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2006 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2007 at 9:30 A.M. at this office


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I knelt to pray but not for long, I had too much to do, Must hurry off and get to work, For bills would soon be due. And so I rattled a hurried prayer, Jumped up from off my knees. My Christian duty now was done, My soul could be at ease.

“Your name I cannot find, I once was going to write it down But never found the TIME.”

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BY DEMS DEMECILLO

Cop killed in shootout

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olice officials are now closely investigating the shootout that occurred among members of the 1st Regional Mobile Group stationed in Mabinay Negroes Oriental to determine who among his colleagues shot him and the culpability of their commanding officer. After the shootout, a certain Police Officer 1 Danilo Icot, from Siquijor was rushed to the Mabinay Medicare Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. According to Icot’s col- the victim went to his quarleagues, the victim was under ters and took his gun, promptthe influence of alcohol. ing his superior Inspector When he went back to the Reynaldo Racsa to order his camp, he figured with heated arrest. However, the victim arguments with some mem- refused to stand down until bers of the RMG. Visibly irked the shootout ensued.

Three killed in Looc & Motong

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hree persons were shot and killed one in Looc and two in Motong, both incidents being highly suspected as drug related. The first victim was a certain Amancito Timora of Purok Kalubihan, Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City. Investigation showed that the victim was walking when a suspect armed with a .45 caliber pistol blocked his path and shot him several times in the front and back. Recovered from the crime scene were two deformed slugs, eight pieces of spent shells and a sachet apparently containing shabu. Over in Motong, two uni- ing spree with their friends dentified men on board a mo- when the suspects arrived and torcycle shot two men in front started shooting. Both vicof the village store. The vic- tims were hit in different parts tims who were later identified of their bodies and expired as Jay Silot and Marlon before getting medical treatPontillas were having a drink- ment.

Driver robbed, knifed by gang

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me as my bodyguard one of three men whom the king (datu) has given me as a pledge of his loyalty and as a kind of acknowledgment of my services. His duty is to protect me, my house, and my church (in Cauayan), and to keep watch at night. At stated times he rings a bell to make known that he is very much alive and flourishing.” “In my travels from one place to another one of the headmen of the village from which I set out keeps me company, along with others, marching to the sound of the drum and agun. The agun is a kind of

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bell, in shape like a brass basin, but with a silvery sound. As we draw nigh the next village they announce my arrival with a great din on the drum and agun and with joyous shouts. At this the people of the village range themselves along the path, receive me from my escort, lead me to the chapel and then to my hut. I spend the next few days or weeks with them, according to the circumstance.” Going back in time our local history can provide an additional feature for future Buglasan Festivals. Pavel Fochler even expressed his willingness to campaign in Czechoslovakia for more tourists to come to Dumaguete, a lovely place “where hospitality is a way of life.”

Protect ... From page 12 of their home, for the third time. He told her if she did not like it she could leave; he would just go back to Cebu and get another wife. I asked her why she did not just take his advice. She looked at me with those sad brown eyes and said where would she go? I told her there were shelters for battered wives. There were places that would help her get an apartment and a job. She did not need to stay and be abused, maybe crippled or killed. She could divorce him and take half

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of everything he owned. She said she had signed a pre-nuptial agreement. If they get a divorce she gets nothing. I told her to see a lawyer. Even though she had signed the agreement it was probably not legal. Most courts will not honor it unless she signed it with proper counsel. The court wants to be sure she fully understood what she was signing, especially that English was her second language. I had an answer for everything she said except one. She said she still loved him. Last I heard she was still living with his abuse in Arizona. While that was her choice, others of you out there do not have to endure these kinds of violations and abuses. There are laws designed to protect you. Seek help. Talk to your priest or to the police. In America most lawyers will give you the first consultation free. Find out what your legal rights are. Do not be a victim. If you feel what is happening is not fair or right, you are probably correct. Get help. Protect your


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he most logical way to retain our doctors is for local governments to sponsor scholarships for medical students at Silliman University on the condition that they will serve their own town or city for a certain period before deciding to seek greener pasture. This was bared by Dr. Jonathan Amante, Dean of the SU School of Medicine and President of the Philippine College of Physicians Dumaguete Chapter during DYEM FM’s Radio Clinic, Thursday, a talkshow by

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lthough it took a Korean volun teer to introduce strawberry farming, local residents of the municipality of Valencia are very thankful that they are now getting extra income from this undertaking. At present three barangays, namely Bongbong, Pulangbato and Caidiocan host strawberry farms, which are already supplying the local market. Farmers attest that strawberries are not difficult to cultivate, can be harvested after a month and sold at 250 per kilo.

Strawberries are in full bloom in Valencia also known for its abundant bananas and lanzones. Both local officials and residents welcome the cultivation of this plant as an alternative source of livelihood.

It ... Professor ... LA LIBERTAD tops Regionl’s Health Center Making From page 12 From page 13 spirit of generosity and love for strangers, to give of their energy, time and resources for another in need; and I am personally humbled by the leadership and dedication of Professor Nobu in continuing his enriching his students’ academic experience with a reality exposure to the needs of others, beyond the borders of their country, Japan. May these youth and their leaders, Professor Nobu and Professor Mark Zion, inspire us to also reach out to our own people in need. Mabuhay and welcome, our friends and brothers and sisters from Kwansei Gakuin University ! May your tribe increase.

Sunday Gems: Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. JohnWesley (1703 - 1791)

In line with Mayor Jocelyn Limkaichong’s vision in fortifying health services in La Libertad, the DOH has awarded La Libertad the Quality Seal of Assurance for meeting the highest standard possible for a Rural Health Unit. “I would want not only the people in La Libertad to have the best health care and standards but also the best services possible. I strongly believe that a healthy community is one that embraces the belief that health is more than merely an absence of disease; a healthy community includes those elements that enable people to maintain a high quality of life and productivity. Hopefully in the future, the District Hospitals in Bindoy, Guihulngan and Canlaon and all the RHUs in the district can follow the example of La Libertad.” The Rural Health Unit is headed by Dr. Liland Zoila B. Estacion.

LaLib promotes Rural coops To enhance economic growth among grass-root sectors in the community, the Municipality of La Libertad invited People Organizations (POs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Farmer Associations, Fisherman Associations and Women’s

Group to a one day seminar last March 7 entitled, “Cooperatives: Its Role in Rural Development.” Dr. Angelita F. Sumaway, PhD of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) was the resource speaker.

LaLib girds for RP trade fair For the 3rd consecutive year, the La Libertad

Dauin mayor... From page 6 halt the construction of a dam which caused their water sources to run dry. Fourth, the failure of Alanano to submit the town’s budget within the mandated period as prescribed by the Local Government Code which may result in a case to be filed before the Ombudsman. Fifth, is the questionable usage of the funds collected under the Coastal Marine Resources Ordinance, a brainchild of Alanano. Under the scheme: the sharing is 40 percent for the fishermen’s association, another 40 percent for the municipality and 20 percent for the host barangay for every fee collected to anyone who goes inside the marine sanctuary. Finally, the opposition took issue of the dictatorial tendencies of their mayor when “both Marcos and Hitler” have long since gone.

Limkaichong Weavers Association will be participating in the National Trade Fair to be held on March 14-18, 2007 at SM Megamall. It is expected to draw thousands of local and foreign buyers. The National Trade Fair is considered as the

Alanano ... From page 6 actually served as his “price” to these villages for delivering him the winning votes during the 2004 elections. The amount varied from Php 100,000 to Php 20,000 depending on the number of votes he obtained from the barangays. Teves lost in two of the town’s 23 barangays, which explains why only 21 were entitled to the pork. Credo clarified that the allocations were never coursed through the office of the mayor but were given directly to the barangay captains in the form of projects, thereby cloaking it with legality. But the mayor indeed asked Php 28,000 from each of the barangay during a meeting with the barangay heads chaired by ABC President Efreniano Partosa for the purchase of a six-wheeler dump truck, which they approved. Third, the dam will benefit thousands of residents while those who oppose it are only very few. Besides, the mayor cannot unilaterally abort the

most important domestic marketing activity in the country today. It provides the perfect venue for the country’s small enterprises to get noticed by exporters and distributors, both local and foreign. NTF bridges the SME exhibitors to buyers through pre-arranged businessmatching sessions thereby opening vast opportunities for them to create or expand their market niches here and abroad. Many SMEs have graduated to become big, profitable ventures. The Municipality of La Libertad has been proudly sponsoring the weavers as they gain accolades not only in their organization but the community as well.

project since it is being undertaken in partnership with the Asian Development Bank and the National Government, a product of a 2 year consultation and information drive among affected barangay residents. Fourth, the reported delay in the submission of the town’s annual budget was due to the refusal of the opposition dominated municipal council to submit their own proposed projects despite repeated appeals by the mayor. Fifth, the funds collected from the Coastal Resources Management Ordinance is intact yet it cannot be disbursed because the municipal council led by Vice-mayor Araula refused to approve the town’s budget. Furthermore, if the opposition is really against the imposition as embodied in the ordinance they can easily amend it since they compose the majority in the council. Lastly, the opposition may dislike the no nonsense personality of the mayor but he is simply doing his job in a manner he sees fit.

in more ways than one, you have to juggle two, three things at the same time. Like for example studies, extra-curricular activities and volunteer work. I have become a master of multitasking. But one thing that I have learned is to find time to relax and be with the people you love. Rest and Relaxation is more than just taking a break, its recuperating. Its allowing your mind and body to rejuvenate and regain lost energy. You need this in order to trudge on. More so, you need to be in the company of people who love you at whatever time of day. Its vital to the soul to feel loved not because of but in spite of. Sixth, you have to learn to say no. Not just from drugs, bad vices or bad company. Sometimes we have this peculiar habit of not refusing because its ‘nakakahiya’ or ‘makaikog’. It’s great to be magnanimous when you can but if you neither have the time or the energy to spare, graciously decline. Remember, no matter how much you try to find that magical stone or that special barbell, you are not a Superhero. The sooner you accept it, the better it is for you and everyone around you. 7th, you have to accept that you might fall flat in your face. You have to take risks. You will never discover new oceans until you lose track of the shore. I like this quote from Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.Discover. Do yourself a favor and be part of something extraordinary. 8th, you have to have support. You cannot do it alone. You can try but chances are, you will either find it very difficult or you might not just get it. Find a support network for your self. 9th, you have to get down on your knees. You need to pray. Trust me, it wont work otherwise. 10th, after all that is said and done, you are your best judge. To categorize a person as successful or not does not depend on anyone else but himself/herself. Society, the media, your friends or even your parents should not measure your achievements. You know what you’ve done. You will know if you have made it or not.


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meeting, however, Angara did not talk about his reelection bid. Rather, he used the meeting to hear from the youths about their plans and aspirations and to counsel them on careers, counseling, job openings and scholarships. A number of the youths came from provinces outside Negros Oriental like Bohol and even from Lanao. Angara was impressed when most of them said they preferred to stay and work in the Philippines rather than abroad. He noted that about 129,000 youths leave the country for work abroad. He was also impressed by the youths’ mastery of English, which he said could qualify them for employment in call centers. He predicted that call centers in the Philippines would be employing hundreds

Jing Paras ... From page 10 Vallehermoso, An-An Serion who will likely become the next mayor of Vallehermoso. The group is also joined by Vice Gov. Petit Baldado who appears to be unopposed as of this time. As the saying goes, “pictures paint a thousand words”, and these pictures being shown here clearly indicate the inclination of Pres. Gloria Arroyo in favor of the group. Unlike some pictures being shown by a certain sector in this same newspaper, whereby a certain Chinese woman in an array of will-wishers of the President, is able to shake hands with her and yet the woman made it appear by advertising in this newspaper that she is a good friend and the choice of Pres. Gloria Arroyo. As the whole country knows the act of shaking hands by people with the President is just a very normal circumstance and does not mean anything. Such gesture smacks of deception and false pretenses which is the style of campaigning by this woman probable candidate, but at the end of the day, truth will always prevail. Anyway, the group of Olive as shown in these pictures, depict of true events that happened – it happened at Malacañang where the President, in a gesture of friendship and appreciation, invited Olive, Jing and the group to a luncheon to honor their joining the KAMPI party where the President is the Chairman Emeritus. The President taking precious time to meet the group for at

Day dreams ... From page 12

they surround themselves with people, noise, loud music and activity, needing to always be doing something. When the noise stops, there is no inner music of the day dream to take its place. Let’s admit this fact: it takes a creative person to survive in this fast-moving world. These highly competitive times have no place for complacent, parasitic, passively content people who have grown accustomed to being fed with information, to being glued to the computer screen, to beleast two and a half hours, only shows her gratitude for the support of Cong. Jing Paras in her administration to provide good governance, and also Cong. Jing’s personal support to the First Family against Allan Cayetano who accused the First Family of corruption but at the end was found by the House Committee on Ethics as falsehood and recommended the suspension of Cayetano. Then, there is also the support of the President’s staunch allies namely, Gov. George Arnaiz and Cong. Dodo Macias who have stated time and again that Olive and Jing are their allies in the 1st District. This unity among big leaders of the Province minus one who choose to pay his debt to a businessman rather than stand on principles, clearly indicate the victory of the KAMPI-NPC team in the forthcoming “BUGNONG” LUGAYNON.

ing told what to do and when to do it. Problems come with uncharacteristic novelty; it is only the innovative and resourceful who can face the issues with competence and expected success. Creativity does not happen overnight. It cannot be dictated or commanded by one’s boss. True creativity comes from God. And many times it is in the silence of our hearts that we hear His voice urging us to day dream and create. A creative imagination is born in the day dream. I have been fortunate to have been raised in a creative atmosphere … on the farm in Vermont we learned to be content with what we had, and if there was anything lacking, to look for a way to use whatever we had to fulfill that need. My marriage to Jun has also been full of new things as he is a true inventor with a mind that sees new ways of doing things, of improving everything he sees and touches or even reads about. Whether in Dumaguete, or Cebu, or Manila, he is always interested in learning new things, and applying this knowledge creatively for the betterment of life. We must not be only passive recipients of the blessings of civilization but active participants involved in the process of improvement and the search for perfection. The world does not owe us a living; we owe the world our best creative efforts and ideas. We owe the world our day dreams!

of thousands in the coming years. Angara said he would secure scholarships for those who would meet his criteria. He vowed to meet with them again after the May election for follow-up action. Angara, former president of the University of the Philippines has made education his top priority in his three terms as senator. He authored the law mandating free public high school education. When the public high schools could not accommodate all enrollees, he solved the problem by authoring a law allowing students to enroll in private high schools. Under the Government Assistance for Students in Private Education Law authored by Angara, the government will Turn to page 19


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Kris can ... From page 4 over the many controversies Kris had drawn to her life. Maybe it’s time this once upon a time 6-year old campaigner of Ninoy (against Marcos) should learn a few lessons from the many mines that had exploded her way during her walk in life. With her power of persuasion and hold of the public’s attention – Kris should use the gift of charisma to change herself into a positive role model for society. Change her footloose, tactless way of living. Be a moral force to influence her believers to lead better lives. She had thrived on the limelight – and would probably die early without it. Yet, she used this to make a spectacle of her dirty linen – mistaking transparency for propriety especially in her sordid affairs of committed or married men – to recall an alleged few – Robin Padilla, Alvin Patriminio, Philip Salvador and Joey Marquez. Hers is an image of being challenged neurotically by the “unavailable” – hunks of men that at one time brother Noynoy did not speak to Kris for months. Like a moth burned by the fire, Kris invites controversy to explode in the public eye – then sheds tears in public that people are unfair and other networks are using the controversy to upset her. But alas, Miss Kris, this is the stage that made her and she cannot be selective about when the curtains should open and fall – when it comes to her affairs. She is a star – and even the brand of Kris’ handkerchief will be talked about – to stretch our point elastically. At 35 and James at 26, this is a May-December affair – which

Kris chose. Many people opine there is a wide disparity between their age, social class and intelligence. Others say Kris just wanted a James Yap as her trophy – one as popular as she is that she can show around and titillate both men and women alike with jealousy or adulation. But she says, that is a choice of her heart – so be it. But with great fame and fortune also comes great responsibility to the viewing public. Henceforth, it might be best for all that Kris Aquino thinks ten times before she acts or speaks in public. Kris owes this to an impressionable public who will make their idols a role model – and may think that what they do is always on the side of the right – or at least make shades of gray of what are patently black. Kris has this one chance in this new battle – where the public is clearly on her side – to use this momentum of sympathy to build a new image of wholesomeness, integrity and fortitude.

Angara ... From page 18 pay the fees of the students in the private schools. He recently authored a joint resolution creating a joint commission to review and assess the status of competitiveness of science, technology and engineering research and development in the country. “After solving the problem of access in education, we should now tackle the problem of quality. To grow as a country, we must prioritize spending and improve our capacity for innovation in science, technology and engineering,” Angara explained.

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perish as they did! Or those eighteen people who were killed when the tower at Siloam fell on them – do you think they were more guilty than everyone else who lived in Jerusalem? By no means! But I tell you, if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did!” And he told them this parable: “There once was a person who had a fig tree planted in his orchard, and when he came in search of fruit on it but found none, he said to the gardener, ‘For three years now I have come in search of fruit on this fig tree but have found none. [So] cut it down. Why should it exhaust the soil?’ He said to him in reply, ‘Sir, leave it for this year also, and I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it; it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down.” Republic of the Philippine REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 63 Bayawan City, Negros Oriental N.A. NO. 010 IN RE: PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT AS NOTARY PUBLIC PATRICK FLAUBERT Q. GAITERA, Petitioner. x—————————————————————————x

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Notice is hereby given that a summary hearing on the petition for notarial commission of ATTY. PATRICK FLAUBERT Q. GAITERA of San Pedro, Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental, and with office address at Magsaysay Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines will be held on March 22, 2007, at 2:30 in the afternoon, at the Session Hall of the Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Any person who has any cause or reason to object to the grant of the petition may file a verified written opposition thereto received by the Executive Judge before the date of the summary hearing. February 28, 2007 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. (Sgd.) ORLANDO C. VELASCO Executive Judge

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The Difficulty ... From page 1 where he was once before. A Tyson. A Navarette. Look around you and they are a lot of them, people falling hard from the lofty peak of success to the precipice of failure. I once had a classmate in law school who, like most of us, was poor. He took the bar as “special” because he was not allowed to march for graduation, and failed, and failed, and failed until “surrender” time. His failure in the law career was turned into a “success” in government service because he occupied a relatively high position during the Diosdado Macapagal administration. When Pres. Macapagal visited Dumaguete, he was with the Presidential

Rainbows ... From page 12

good news coming up in the internet once in a while about people who have been diagnosed with this disease. During the last two decades, the increase of cancer survivors in the United States have reached to 10 million individuals.The increase was contributed to three factors. They are prevention, early detection and improved treatment, according to Dr. Harmon Eyre of the American Cancer Society. A chance for

Loren ... From page 2 Loren also said that trees prevent erosion by holding soil in place and slowing runoff from storms, allowing rainfall to percolate into the soil. Along streams, trees help reduce

party. I greeted him but he did not mind me, which made me feel like a useless “sagbot”. My friend forgot that he was the dullest in our class. Because he was a political appointee, his stint in government was coterminous with the tenure of his President. Wherever my classmate is now, I would wish him the best of luck. I wanted him to be rich but because in that situation he would not be able to handle success, I wish him to be riding on his worn-out bicycle again, so he will recognize me once more. Indeed, there are people who are good when they are poor but become bad when they are rich. They are unable to handle success and they are bound to be human derelicts again.

the patient to have a five year survival is 95 % if it is discovered early. Of course, five years is not good enough to live for some, but its not how long we live, but what we do with those years that matter most. He also noted that most of these people who got early cancer and good treatment are living high-quality lives. Although some have side effects of the treatment, others also live normal lives. This article may not offer so much hope, but the word of God does. floods and erosion by slowing water and trapping sediments. Trees also provide shelter and food to a variety of birds and small animals that make habitats more interesting and colorful, providing a healthy environment, especially for children and the elderly, Loren said.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 43 Tanjay City Stationed at Dumaguete City

SP PROC. NO. 262 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRY AS TO SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF JINGLE NOTIVO GIMOL, JINGLE NOTIVO GIMOL, Petitioner, -vsTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF PAMPLONA, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent,

O R D E R A verified petition dated February 26, 2007, having been filed by the petitioner, Jingle Notivo Gimol, thru counsel, praying for correction of an entry in her records of birth with the Office of the Civil Registrar of Pamplona, Negros Oriental, alleging among other things; that petitioner was born on January 23, 1982 at Cawitan, Pamplona, Negros Oriental of parents Eugenio Gimol and Juanita Notivo; that in the records of petitioner, column for sex was erroneously marked as MALE instead of FEMALE; that petitioner had herself examined by a physician and was found to be female; that there is a need to correct the entry as to sex of petitioner in her records of birth in order to reflect and conform to her true and correct gender which is female; that to prevent confusion and to make the records straight, it is imperative that the above-mentioned erroneous entry be corrected to avoid prejudice to the identity of petitioner in relation to her husband, children, relatives and the community; that the correction of erroneous entry in the records of birth of petitioner can only be made through judicial order, hence, the filing of this petition which is intended to avoid prejudice and not to evade any criminal or civil prosecution. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby ordered that said petition be set for hearing on April 26, 2007 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court, Capitol Area, Dumaguete City. At which date, time and place, any interested person may appear and show cause why the said petition should not be granted. Let this Order b published at the expense of the petitioner, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros, and in the cities of Canlaon, Bais, Bayawan, Tanjay and Dumaguete. Furnish copy of this Order the Solicitor General and the Local Civil Registrar of Pamplona, Negros Oriental. IT IS SO ORDERED. GIVEN, this 28th day of February, 2007, at Dumaguete City, Philippines. (Sgd) WINSTON M. VILLEGAS Judge The Negros Chronicle March 11, 18 & 25, 2007

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Republic of the Philippines 7 th Judicial Region REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 64 Guihulngan, Negros Oriental FC SP. PROC. NO. 07-04-G IN RE: ADOPTION OF MINOR ANA EUNICA BEATRIZ G. REYES, Miss DOROTHEA A. REYES, Petitioner. x———————————————————————/

O R D E R Finding the verified petition filed on February 26, 2007 for adoption of Ana Eunica Beatriz G. Reyes, born in Guihulngan, Oriental Negros on June 28, 1991 by petitioner Dorothea A. Reyes to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby ordered that the same be set for hearing on June 6, 2007 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before this Court. Petitioner prayed that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order be issued to the effect that thenceforth, the person, ANA EUNICA BEATRIZ G. REYES, be freed from all legal obligations or obedience and maintenance with respect to her natural parents, and be, to all legal intents and purposes, the child of the Petitioner and that her surname be maintained to REYES which is the surname of the said Petitioner. Any interested party, may file a written opposition or contest the petition on valid ground, and may appear on the date, hour, and place set forth in order that the same may be heard. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Oriental Negros and the cities of Bais, Bayawan, Dumaguete, Tanjay, and Canlaon at the expense of the petitioner, once a week for three consecutive weeks. Let copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, The Local Civil Registrar, and Atty. Carlos M. Cainglet, counsel for the petitioner. The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office of the Municipality of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental is hereby directed to conduct a case study of the child and the so called adopters, and to submit its report and recommendation at least thirty (30) days before the scheduled date of hearing. SO ORDERED. March 5, 2007, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) MARIO O. TRINIDAD Presiding Judge

Republic of the Philippines CITY OF BAIS BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE INVIT ATION T O APPL Y FOR ELIGIBILITY AND INVITA APPLY TO BID The City Government of Bais invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of the following items, for hereunder requirements: ITEM

APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC) 1. P.R. # 134-07 – various const. materials for repair & maint. of Parks, Plaza & Monument, to be taken from General Fund. P 227,716.50 2. PR # 171-07 – various materials for const. of Deep well at Diff. Barangays, to be taken from 20% Development Fund. 202,350.00 3. PR # 190-07 – various const. materials for repair & maint. of City Streets & drainage, to be taken from General Fund. 125,376.56 4. PR # 205-07 - various tires with inner tuber & flap, for Replacement of worn-out tires of various Motor vehicle, to be taken from Gen. Fund. 119,800.00 5. PR # 220-07 - various const. materials for repair & maint. of Office Bldgs., to be taken from Gen. Fund. 242,645.00 ———————— TOTAL P 917,888.06 ============== Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. In order to qualify, bidders should conform to the eligibility criteria as prescribed under Sec. 23.11 of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria as specified in the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. As such non-submission of the required documents will result in the disqualification of the bidder. All other particulars relative to the procurement process shall be govern by the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bid documents can be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable fee equivalent to the total amount of the ABC of the items in which interested bidders intend to bid, in accordance with the following rates: Below P50,000.00 P50,000.00 but not more than P100,000.00 P100,001.00 but not more than P200,000.00 P200,001.00-P350,000.00 P350,001.00-P500,000.00 P500,001.00-P1,000,000.00 P1,000,001.00 and above

- 0.5% but not less than P100.00 - 0.45% but not less than P250.00 - 0.4% but not less than P450.00 - 0.35% but not less than P800.00 - 0.3% but not less than P1,225.00 - 0.2% but not less than P1,500.00 - 0.1% but not less than P2,000.00 and not more than P10,000.00

Bid documents can be obtained at the BAC Secretariat c/o Office of the City Mayor or Office of the City General Services, this city, Tel. Nos. (035) 402-3182, or 402-8115, anytime during office hours; and can also be inquired for further information or particulars. The bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility, technical, and financial documents each in separate sealed envelopes duly marked as such in the bid box at the Conference Room at the Office of the City Mayor on March 16, 2007 at 1:30 P.M. at which place, date and time said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, the attending bidders, the observers, or their duly authorized representative. Late bids shall not be accepted. The City Government of Bais reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at anytime prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the


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