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VOL. 35

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Mar-Ping clash ‘Ting holding on Rt. to Reply chief of police T relief? – PD P BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

wo senators, touted as presidential timbers, visited the city this week but have taken contrary positions on the current controversial Right to Reply Bill now pending before Congress. While Senator Ping Lacson who arrived Tuesday said that he supports the bill’s passage, Senator Mar Roxas who arrived Friday said that he has withdrawn his support of the bill authored by Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. after realizing that it will harm the editorial prerogatives of the editors and publishers. Roxas said that while there are some media personalities that indulge in AC-DC or attack collect or defend collect, yet the majority has been faithful to their jobs and the proposed measure appears to be injurious to the journalism profession. Lacson admitted that most of those who favor the bill have been victims of unfair exposure in the media. He even cited his own experience,

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SEN. PANFILO LACSON

SEN. MAR ROXAS

as a staunch critic of Malacanang, he claims the administration hired Public Relations firms to malign his image in public. However, when he attempts to refute the allegations against him, he will only be afforded for example, a one liner in the print medium. “I always make it a point to answer every charge, yet I have no match to the PR firms,” he said. Lacson nevertheless vowed to introduce amendments to some provisions, without mentioning them, to enhance the protection press free Turn to page 19

rovincial PNP Director Sr./Supt Augusto Marquez Jr. has disclosed that Dumaguete City Mayor Agustin Perdices seems to be indirectly or directly holding his move to relieve City Chief of Police Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag for his apparent failure to stop the commission of various heinous crimes in the city to include a string of unsolved extrajudicial killings continue to pile up, particularly under Cabanag’s watch. “Unless Marquez can stays,” Perdices told Cabanag has not been perassign a better police chief CHRONICLE reporter forming well to his liking. and give me three better rec- Dems Rey Demecillo. “Cabanag has plenty of ommendations, Cabanag Marquez admitted that Turn to page 19

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he Central Visayas Command of the Philippine National Police is set to send 250 more policemen in the province of Negros Oriental to boost police visibility and efficiency.

Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director Sr./Supt. Augusto Marquez

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ll set for tomorrow’s staging of the 2009 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association (CVIRAA) Meet from March 16-22, 2009 at the M. Perdices Coliseum.

Director Recaredo G. Borgonio, Executive Committee Chair of the 2009 CVIRAA Meet and the Regional Task Force for School Sports led by Dr. Vivian G. Ginete have crafted house rules and guide-

lines to ensure smooth flow of activities for the entire duration of the Meet. On the other hand, Governor, Dr. Emilio C. Macias II and City Mayor Agustin Turn to page 19

Schools Supt. VELEZ

“THE LORD DISCIPLINES AND SCOURGES THE ONE HE LOVES AND ACKNOWLEDGES AS SON.”


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LP “family”at IPE’s den

critical repor ting reporting

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

(email: elydejaresco@yahoo.com)

Using P5M to fight crime with prudence plus a qualified team

I Call it his political den or penthouse, this multi million ala-Forbes Park residence of Ipe Remollo has been the scene of many political gatherings these days. Sen Mar Roxas addresses his LP Family of supporters. Along side are VM Woodrow Maquiling, then City Mayor Ipe Remollo, Kag. Nilo Sayson, likely Valencia mayorable Edgar Teves, Orlando Remollo and Dodo Delinia of Zamboanguita.

TOP OF THE WEEK

BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

SU seeks justice for epresentatives Jocelyn Limkaichong (1st District) and George Arnaiz (2nd District) strongly believe that full poll automation in 2010 will be impossible even as Congress voted to allocate P 11.3 Billion. The solons maintain that there are hundreds of barangays which are yet to be energized. In this case, how can the automated poll machines function in these areas with no electricity? They ask. Another factor is the com- although there is a great possiputer and reading skills of the bility that the automation will significant number of the elec- only cover the counting and torate, who has never seen or transmission of results. used computer in their lifetime. Rep. Limkaichong, wonThe solons predict that we will dered aloud why they allocated still be voting manually in 2010, Turn to page 6

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disgraced alumnus s far as Silliman University President Dr. Ben Malayang III is concerned disparaging the institution for the alleged wrongdoings of their graduates is unfair. This was the reaction of Malayang after former Securities and Exchange Commissioner Jesus Martinez, who completed his law degree in SU and former Negros Oriental provincial board member was implicated in the anomalies of the Legacy Group of companies.

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t’s not just because the city government has allotted P5M to fight crime, the problem will be instantly solved. Far from it. In fact, spending P5M the wrong way might not even solve the problem at all.

City hall therefore needs to deploy a wise, expert and prudent team, men or women, who will first plan out what to do with the P5M which the city government is fast-tracking as if spending it will solve the murders and bring the killers to justice. Not so. Firstly, city hall has got to get the expert who can lay down the city’s battle plan against crime, wisely and professionally, with prudence and tact, —just like what criminals do in executing their victims. It cannot be one sided, meaning getting the money and spending it as fast as possible, like how the city council intends to give the mayor blanket authority on what to do with P5M bucks. Frankly, many people think the mayor does not know what to do. If he does, he should have done it long ago. He will still consult his political lieutenants like Bimbo, Rodring, Junny, Boy L, among others. That it has taken years, until the people have shouted : ENOUGH! is proof that nobody in city hall knows enough of what to do. Whatever they know about crime prevention was and is, still not good enough. We need results, not more killings.

tors of billions of pesos using the odious double your money scheme. President Malayang said that there are many other gradu Turn to page 6

Arnaiz: right to reply will disparage media

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econd District Rep. George Arnaiz, a lawyer by profession, is opposing the right to reply bill, not mainly for the reason that it threatens freedom of the press and freedom of expression as contended by media groups and their supporters but because it will result to disparage media organizations. Under the right to reply bill, imposed. any offending party can air and “If put to vote, I will still print his reply in the same space vote no to the bill because it is and time free of charge. Fur- tantamount to deprivation of thermore, any failure of the edi- property without due process. tors to print or air the reply If they want all the space and would result to a fine of P 10,000 air time why should they not for the first offense; P 20,000 for pay for it,” Arnaiz said. the second offense; P 30,000 for Rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong of the third time and repeated fail- the 1st District has said she will ures to publish or broadcast the oppose the bill once she is conreply as mandated by the pro- vinced that it will violate the posal, a fine of P 50,000 shall be Turn to page 6

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ld political wounds in Barangay Candau-ay have apparently refused to heal more than a year after the village polls last October 2007 were concluded. The incumbent barangay officials headed by Captain Danilo Alcancia continues to threaten members of the Candau-ay Civilian Volunteers Organization (CCV0), who are identified with his predecessor Segunda Dicen, of arrest if and when they will conduct patrols for crime prevention. The CCVO has been cited recently by the City Council for their invaluable volunteer works. The constant threats forced would warrant their arrest. the CCVO Chairman Genaro In response, the City Legal Turco to seek legal opinion Office in an opinion written by from the Office of the City Le- Asst. City Legal Officer Atty. gal Officer headed by Atty. Neil Arthur Fran P. Tolcidas “reiterRey Lagahit. They inquired if ated that the nature and comconducting roving patrols or position of the CCVO is peractivities in the performance of fectly legal and recognized by the duties as civilian volunteers the City Council as a volunteer is in violation of any law that Turn to page 6

Mar Roxas backs IPE Remollo for city mayor

GRASSROOTS base of the Liberal Party cannot be underestimated. The LP FAMILY in the city is composed of barangay leaders, dismissed and disgruntled city hall employees, and mass of citizens who want change in the city administration. Businessmen and professionals were also present during the gathering at the plush Bajumpandan residence of ex-dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo (at center with Mar Roxas) The most-likelly come-back of Ipe Remollo as city mayor can be gleaned by the mass support shown during the last visit of top LP presidential stalwart Senator Mar Roxas. Vice Mayor Woodrow Maquiling is ready to lead the LP-city tandem if Ipe Remollo moves up as congressional bet for the second district.

Roxas shocked of extra-judicial killings here

YESTERDAY’S VISITOR: Sen. Mar Roxas , interviewed by local news reporters even acknowledged that Dumaguete has grown as a city. But he was shocked about the spate of unsolved extrajudicial killings in this capital city.

Until we get the expert professional who can lead the city in crime busting, we better put all these on HOLD because spending P5M of taxpayers’ money is not only unwise, it is another form of indirect robbery by squandering the people’s hard earned peso by people who do not know enough how to maximize its use. P5M is to be used for intelligence gathering, with a system and lots of professionalism of course; it should be used to educate more intelligence agents; determine which communications equipment are most needed and most usable; determine what kind of mobility is needed to fight the unique crime situation; put up strategic police check and choke points; determine who are qualified to handle the job, not just because they are tanods. And finally, determine which is the best kind of firearms to purchase, and who are the nonpolice who should be trained to handle these firearms properly. They must be warned that those who mis-use or destroy these equipment must repay it. Most importantly: there must be a “war room” where all the data gathered are stored, and evidence taken, safely secured. At any given moment, a city-wide alert should be possible. All check and choke points must be sealed. Communications system must be in A-1 condition and manned by A-1 communicators, operating 24/ 7. Does the chief of police also know what to do? PD Marquez believes otherwise. If he does know what to do, he should have made recommendations long ago on what to do with P5Million in cold cash. In fact the provincial PNP director wants the chief cop relieved, but PD told newsmen that the mayor will only release P/Supt. Cabanag if a better qualified officer replaces him. Mayor wants Sr/Inspector Errol Garchetorena, but PD has not released him for the city, the mayor told our reporter Dems Demecillo last Friday. So even looking for qualified replacements for chief of police is a difficult task. How much more finding the right items and services to buy, out of the allotted P5M to combat criminality in Dumaguete city.


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Monster in our midst

E PAO’s Atty Acosta presents nine of the thirteen released convicts of the Aquino murder: (not in their order) They are: former Captain Romeo Bautista; former First Lieutenant Jesus Castro; and former sergeants Rodolfo Desolong, Filomeno Miranda, Claro Lat, Ernesto Mateo, Arnulfo Artates, Rolando de Guzman, Ruben Aquino, Felizardo Taran, Arnulfo de Mesa, Rogelio Moreno and Mario Lazaga.

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here is no denying that whether Marcos or a relative ordered the murder of Ninoy Aquino, he is still the hero that triggered the ouster of Marcos which led to the Peoples Revolution of l986. Yet there is more than what meets the eye in the protest by the Aquino family in the release by Pres Arroyo recently, of the remaining ten convicts in the Aquino-Galman double murder case .Double murder because it could be Galman who shot Aquino and the soldiers killed Galman as part of a grand conspiracy in relation to the Marcos successors. What the mastermind(s) did not anticipate is that the People will rise to the streets and the military will side with the people. At face value, the release of the doublelife sentenced convicts could be misconstrued with the indication that there was a miscarriage of justice in that the soldiers were not indeed guilty. Even as their release was on the basis of executive clemency, which is the prerogative of the president. Their PAO lawyer Perside Rueda Acosta (at left foreground) said that even if the 13 were under 70 years old, under Section 3-F of the Amended Guidelines of the Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP), they were qualified for release due to their “serious and life-threatening conditions.” And if the soldiers were not guilty (as all of them will insist until now) then Marcos who was very sick at that time, could not have ordered the killing of Ninoy Aquino and

therefore, if that be so, then the Aquino death becomes an ordinary murder without much significance. Could this be the intended meaning of the release of the ten convicts which is not good for the Aquino family’s legacy and tradition? Could this also be a retaliation from the administration when Cory Aquino called for the resignation of President Arroyo? The worst question is: if Ninoy’s wife who became President, the most powerful woman in the country at that time, was not even able to bring the mastermind to justice, then there must be something fishy, in that they did not want the world to share in the truth which the family already knew. At this point in history, after 26 years years following the murder of Ninoy, if fugitive Felipe Valerio, the head of the 10-man Avesecom SWAT team will be finally extradited, and IF it will be proven that the murder was not upon orders of Marcos, then that would affect Ninoy’s stature as a hero since he will now be branded as a victim of an ordinary murder. That is why perhaps the Aquinos do not favor the reopening of the case; lest a new twist be unearthed, and it be found out that it was not Marocs who ordered Ninoy’s murder, but someone closer to home. But let there be no mistake, the millions the world over still believe that Ninoy regardless of who ordered his killing, died a hero’s death. Without Ninoy, life will not be what it is today in the country.

verything has changed in Dumaguete City. The peace, the security, they’re all gone. Vanished.

I got a call early this week about the bomb scare at the Dumaguete hall of justice, while it was happening. Lawyers, court employees, litigants were scampering to safety. Judges were seen getting out of the courtrooms, while still wearing their judicial robes, the caller told me. I immediately alerted the news team. I think we have to start accepting the reality that Dumaguete city is no longer a safe place to be, unlike what it was when we were growing up. Growing up as a kid, you can walk along the streets of Alfonso XIII, without fear of anything. The phrase “bomb threat” was even unheard of. Now in Dumaguete, it appears extrajudicial killings have become a cottage industry. Some people brush this aside and accept it, saying “Ok lang, criminal bitaw”, “Ok lang, drug pusher bitaw” Politicians, aside from keeping quiet, turn a blind eye. Hear-no-evil, see-no-evil. It seems they accept extrajudicial killings, as a short-cut method of dispensing justice. Perhaps, some politicians’ children fell victim of prohibited drugs, that is why they don’t lift any finger in stopping extrajudicial killings. A muted approval. Unfortunately, it seems that tolerated vigilantes have metamorphosed into a much deadlier monster. We are now unsure whether the so-called vigilantes, welcomed by some, have graduated to become hired guns. Being a hired gun is a more logical career-advancement, from being a mere executioner. At least, there is money in being a hired gun. I fear what has been tolerated as a necessary evil, has transformed into an uncontrollable monster. The ‘solution’ has become the problem. Who will now determine who deserves to die extra judicially? Not the courts anymore. Who will determine whether the target is a criminal? Not the courts anymore. Turn to page 19

Stopping the medics exodus other, mother I am sick, call the doctor very quick.” – is a nursery rhyme that we used to mouth in prep school. That was the time the doctors were always around – almost on call. No longer. Statistics today reveal that 80% P15,000 per month after spend- there. of government doctors are now tak- ing over one million pesos for The diaspora of competent ing the two-year nursing courses – his education, board and lodg- medics could even cause the colpre-departure areas before they ing to become one, where is ra- lapse of the medical insurance proare permanently lured to the USA, tionality here? gram in this country, if we don’t watch England, Canada and even Japan. Filipino doctors, already gifted out. Likewise, that dream of making There is an exodus-actual with that rare Asian compassionate the country the mecca of “medical and continuing – of physicians nature, will certainly give the ordi- tourism” where western medical techleaving our shores and seri- nary foreign nurses a run for their nology is combined with the wholistic, ously threatening the health of patients’ undying affection because herbal-based and mind-altering, the nation. they are also more technically pre- medical philosophy of the Eastern But one cannot totally blame the pared in medical treatment than the culture, will go up in smoke. medics – the law of supply and de- latter. The answers to contain the mand works inexorably like clockA whole new world of op- impending tragedy that will work – one cannot repeal it or wish portunity therefore awaits our threaten the well-being of every for its demise. Filipino doctors-turned nurses family in this country can be For once a wise sage abroad which will certainly in- contained both by (1) institutquoted that “Education is one crease the US$ 10-billion in in- ing road blocks to prevent easy investment that yields the high- ward remittances to the coun- departure of medics for abroad est dividends or returns.” Yet, if try coming from overseas Fili- and (2) making the local envi one only pays the doctor pino workers. The demand is Turn to page 6

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A Journey Through Cancer

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The Dog and the Paints

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Everyday Heroes

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The syndrome works something like this. There is a nice little town filled with nice people. For generations they have peacefully gone about their daily lives. Then a “Super Store” (Wal-Mart or Kmart for example) will decide to open a huge store. Everyone is happy. The Super Store means more jobs and more stuff to buy. There is a big grand opening celebration and the entire community turns out. So what is wrong with this picture? Beyond the fact that a lot of money is taken out of the community and sent to the corporate headquarters, the Super Store competes with local businesses. In a few months, maybe a year, other stores in the community will notice a sharp decline in their sales. They start to feel the pinch and fire a couple of employees to reduce expenses. Things get worse and eventually stores, that have served the town for generations, are forced to close their doors.

They go out of business. They just can not compete with the “Super Store” and it’s well trained staff. Robinson’s Mall will do a lot of good things for this community. For most of us it will greatly improve our quality of life. But with that change there is sometimes pain. Sadly some of our local stores will not survive. I have ten years experience running my own highly successful business. I want to suggest a way for you to improve your chances of surviving the “Super Store Syndrome”. I could laboriously list all the things wrong with some of Dumaguete’s business community; maybe even identify a few businesses that will not survive. Beyond being a little egotistical, it is not the way I write this column. I want instead to give you a short list of some local businesses that have it right. The only reason I make this list is to give Turn to page 19

JAMES “KOJAK” HUGHS

E-mail kojak3238@yahoo.com

Footsteps and Fingerprints

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Barangay Doc Chelsa Cacaldo wins Negros leadership award or more than 10 years, Dr. Chelsa R. Cacaldo silently worked to heal people in the mountain barangays of Negros Oriental.

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Cacaldo of Mabinay town chose to serve in her home province despite opportunities to pursue lucrative specializations abroad. She first served in barangay Inapoy, a former hotspot of the New People’s Army (NPA), in 1995 after being accepted as a health officer. “Physically you need to have stamina then the intellect because you are on your own (in the mountains). You don’t have somebody to consult. It should be innovative thinking,” she said. It was not difficult for Cacaldo to empathize with the poor, since she too struggled to pursue her medical degree at the Bicol Christian College in Albay. The people’s negative sentiments towards the government was a major challenge. Cacaldo, with her staff and volunteers, was able to convince residents of their sincerity by living with them. The spirit of unity and volunteerism made the establishment of the Inapoy Community Hospital in 1997 possible. “Today we continuously train volunteers under the Family Healthcare Program so they will be able to administer primary health care programs to people in the barangay,” she told Cebu Daily News. As an innovative doctor, she initiated the “Peso for Health” program where each family contributes P10 per month for a personal “medical fund” in case they get hospitalized.

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It is now the one who hires an assassin who determines who must be extra-judicially exterminated, like a cockroach. That is a total breakdown of the rule of law. Now, with the recent bomb scare, the local judiciary is not spared. The judiciary is the strongest pillar in maintaining order in society. If the judiciary becomes ineffective because of a breakdown in security, law and order, anarchy will ensue. Beware, I think were seeing a monster in our midst.

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ronment conducive for doctors to stay home. First, the country must oppose some parts of the globalization policy by ignoring the GATT Accord (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) and the Uruguay Round which encourage the free flow of goods and services from the deprived underdeveloped countries to the more developed nations. This brain drain, this national hemorrhage must be stopped. Likewise, the government can make it mandatory for new medical practitioners to spend at least 5-7 years of their professional lives within the country without making the arrangement confiscatory and overbearing on the part of the doctors. The government must recognize that there is already a vast opportunity cost for medics foregoing the bacchanalian lure of overseas work and salaries, such that the cost of staying here involuntarily must have some kind of legislated compensation.

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top national government official has recently proposed to link the island provinces in Visayas via bridges to spur brisk economic growth in the area.

National Security Norberto Gonzalez, in his recent visit to Dumaguete City , pointed out that industries in Visayas will benefit from bridges that will connect five island-provinces in Regions 6, 7 and 8 that make up the Visayas group of islands. Capitol Information Officer Adrian disclosed that the secretary, in his DR. CHELSA R. CACALDO Sedillo talk with Governor Emilio C. Macias II, is proposing a series of bridges that will link In April 2008, Cacaldo Inc. (Rafi). Panay-Negros-Cebu-Bohol-Leyte islands, and fellow healthcare advo“This (award) will concates in the province started stantly serve as a reminder similar to the 2.16-kilometer San Juanico the “Flames of Hope,” a sup- that as a leader of change I bridge joining Samar to Leyte islands. port group for cancer patients ought to be a good steward Sedillo said that Gonzalez brought up and family members. of the time, talent and trea- the idea up after the governor showed him She may not be finan- sure given to me,” she told the a map of Negros Island which is composed cially endowed but seeing audience at the Casino of Negros Occidental and Negros Orienpeople’s lives become better Español on Friday night. tal provinces. is real wealth for her. Cacaldo received a silver Gonzalez in proposing the island bridges For her mission work, trophy and P400,000 cash. was also encouraged by the Öresund Cacaldo received the exemShe said she plans to use Bridge, a 37-kilometer, combined two-track plary individual award during the prize money for the secthe 4th Triennial Awards of the ond phase of the Family rail and four-lane road bridge-tunnel that links Denmark to Sweden . Ramon Aboiztiz Foundation Healthcare Program.CDN

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Let’s listen to what some people in Negros Oriental are proposing which make a lot of practical sense. Why not give medics a basic pay of P40,000 a month, a decent housing facility near a hospital compound, allow them to practice their profession after office hours and grant them a decent vehicle to attend to his call patients? One does not offer a plate of vinegar to attract bees-something sweeter than that perhaps would do the rick. Aside from that, one should review the present health medical insurance program in this country. The health maintenance, offices (private ones) should be given subsidy by the government so that they continue to operate. In this manner, the doctors are not faced with personal bankruptcy – unable to run after the receivables and the promissory notes of patients and thereby ruining their clinics and professions in the process. All these are small prices to pay for the health of a nation.

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Dr. Mira Sinco, university president, made the announcement Wednesday, after the university withdrew its application for a tuition fee increase in response to an appeal from the Commission on Higher Education. “Many of our students are supported by relatives who work abroad and who, in turn, are severely affected by the global financial crisis,” Sinco said. Sinco said that the university had earlier applied for

a minimal tuition fee increase to cover rising operating costs. With the freeze in the tuition fee increase, Sinco said the university will have to absorb the operating cost and adopt alternative schemes to source funds, as she appealed to all colleges, departments and units to save money. “We need everybody’s Turn to page 15

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he Sangguniang Panlalawigan has passed on first reading the ordinance proposing the creation of a Negros Oriental Economic

Enterprise Office. The ordinance, sponsored by Board Member Marcelo Adanza, will give authority to the enterprise office to run all income-generating facilities of the provincial government. Capitol Information Officer Adrian Sedillo said that Gov. Emilio Macias has noted that the province now has various income-generating facilities such as the Convention Center, Sidlakan Negros Village , Freedom Park , Macias Sports Center , hospital system, Aqua Center and the Perdices Coliseum. The governor has reportedly noted that said facilities would be better managed by an enterprise office. Sedillo said the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) encourages local government units to put up enterprise offices that will run income-generating facilities in their locality. The ordinance will go through its second reading this month during which guests from the business sector have been invited to give their input to said plan, added Sedillo.

OBITUARY The cremated remains of MADELINE MAHIPOSJUMAWAN, wife of former Silliman University Pastor Mediador Jumawan were laid to rest yesterday. She passed away peacefully at home in Kapolei, Hawaii after her long battle against cancer. She was a Cebuana and completed her education at Silliman University. She was the beloved wife for 41 years to a pastor as she found happiness in serving the church. She was actively involved in visitation and ministering to their numerous congregations. She loved music and was a proud mother and grandmother. She spent great moments with friends and family on road trips, playing scrabble and

MADELINE JUMAWAN dominoes. She will always be remembered by the people who were touched by her life with her trademark sense of humor and gaiety.

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Arnaiz believe to be “more than enough,” when the details on how to spend the money are not yet discussed nor approved. “It’s like putting the horse before the cart,” she said. Both solons also fear that should the program of the poll automated system be hacked and re-programmed by certain IT experts, then we shall experience unprecedented widespread and wholesale cheating instead.

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Philippines and other prestigious universities who were also dragged in allegations of graft and corruption, yet “we

do not say that these institutions are a failure.” He continued that the actions of Martinez as SEC Commisioner have nothing to do with Silliman University.


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PROMISES TO KEEP

A LOVING FATHER

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. DEUTERONOMY 6:6-7

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In these verses, Jesus described leadership from a new perspective. Instead of using people, we are to

serve them. Jesus’ mission was to serve others and to give his life away. A real leader has a servant’s heart.

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GOSPEL John 2:13-25

ince the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money-changers seated there. He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” His disciples recalled the words of scripture, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” At this the Jews answered and said to him, “What sign can you show us for doing this?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and you will raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his body. Therefore, when he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they came to believe the scripture and the word Jesus had spoken. While he

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THIS IS THE DAY – I WILL REJOICE ! “This is the day which the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.” –– Psalm 118:24

(Part III) f we go by the words of our text, no matter what kind of day it is, we are to accept it with a determined will. For while we don’t attribute to God everything that happens in a day, Dr. PROCESO UDARBE the fact is every single day is God’s day. Speaking of the weather, has it ever occurred to you that what we may think as an awful day could be pleasant to someone else? We had a neighbor, Dr. Albert Faurot, who, when we complained about the heat, would be enjoying it immensely. It is said that while people would be devastated by the torrential rains, the painter Van Gogh would say: “How beautiful it is outside when everything is wet from the rain! I ought not to let a single day pass!” This illustrates the fact that we ought, then, to cultivate the proper attitude with respect to the present moment. We need to be able to say about any day: “I will rejoice and be glad in it.” Pardon me for a personal illustration, but I think my experience many

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was in Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, many began to believe in his name when they saw the signs he was doing. But Jesus would not trust himself to them because he knew them all, and did not need anyone to testify about human nature. He himself understood it well. —————————Jesus cleanses the Temple in order to make a statement that there are some things in this world that belong to God, and this we have to learn to give them a certain respect, it is a bit like the issue of cell phones in Mass. There is absolutely no excuse for a phone to ring or beep with a text in Church, and even more so if Mass is ongoing. It is simply lack of respect that we do not turn them off and even more so when we answer them! years ago is appropriate at this point. Like many doctoral students, I was sickest in my life when I had an extreme difficulty in writing my dissertation. Due to the demands of my adviser that it be of superior quality, I began to lose hope of ever finishing it. Finally, I had to go to a psychiatrist who helped me go through the depth of mental depression. Eventually, I succeeded in finishing the project. Some years later, I was invited by my Alma Mater (SFTS) to go and receive my Distinguished Alumnus Award. My former adviser Herman Waetjen, was in the audience when I spoke. After the ceremony, he said: “Proceso, those were indeed terrible days of struggle for you when you wrote your dissertation. But you did produce an excellent one for which you have been honored this evening.” And why did it happen? So that I finished my doctoral studies? Whether I verbalized it or not on each of the excrutiating days of that grim struggle, there were the words: This is the day which the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it.”

hildren are a gift from the Lord. They are to be reared with love and firmness. The Christian parental hope and prayer is that they may be the kind of example which will cause their children to reverence the Lord. Christian parents are responsible not only A teenager once complained, “The probfor the physical needs of their children – which lem with parents is that by the time you get even nature teaches – but also for spiritual them, they’re too old to change!” growth (Deuteronomy 6”4-9; 32”45-47). VerNo parents are perfect. There will be probbal instruction should be accompanied by exlems, but the important thing is to build muample. If they see you do something that is contrary to your preaching or testimony, they tual understanding with our children. Love will lose confidence in your Gospel. I met a must be evident when correction is necessary. businessman several years ago whose father It is a happy husband – wife relationship and was one of the best-known pastor/evange- their evident oneness in Christ that leads chillists in North America. He had five sons. Not dren toward faith in Him and makes for a only did his sons fail to follow in their father’s happy, wholesome family life. footsteps, but they had all gone away from Paul, writing to Timothy, gives the stronthe Lord. I can imagine the grief and suffer- gest possible admonition and warning to husing of that father’s heart through the years. bands and fathers, “If any provide not for his Whether he and his wife were at fault, I do own and specially for those of his own house, not know. But the businessman son who sat he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an by my side said, “My father preached won- infidel” (I Timothy 5:8). The provision referred derful messages, but he did not live them out to need not be confined to material things, at home.” If our children hear us talking about hon- but also to time and energy and concern. One esty and yet fail to see it in our lives, this evangelist was made aware of this when he inconsistency will do great harm. If we talk was thumbing through his diary one evening. about God as a loving heavenly Father, and His young son, seeing the small book by which yet we are stern, unloving or insensitive to his father’s life was ordered and controlled, our children, should we be surprised if they said, “ Daddy, could you put my name in there?” grow up doubting that God loves them? 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345 1234567890123456789012345678901212345

Population control

n July 10, 1990, the CBCP issued its Guiding Principles on Population Control. After a very thorough discussion, it was approved by the bishops gathered in plenary assembly and signed by the Archbishop Leonardo Z. Legaspi, O.P. President of the CBCP at the time. The statement was composed in prepara- FR. GAMMY TULABING JCD, VG tion for a dialogue of CBCP representatives with a government panel on the question of family planning. I reproduce it here as the clearest statement of the CBCP on the population question and family planning. In their statement, the bishops point out that in the discussion of matters regarding population control it is the pope and the bishops alone that give the official authoritative Catholic moral teaching regarding the principles involved. Then they set forth the guiding principles approved by the CBCP for the guidance of the Catholic faithful of the Philippines : 1. Respect should be given to the sacredness of human life in all its stages. 2. Marriage and the marital act have two aspects, the unitive and the procreative. These two aspects are never to be separated through man’s initiative, though it is not forbidden for couples to engage in the marital act during infertile periods. 3. Directly willed abortion, the use of abortifacients, sterilization, and contraception are wrong in themselves. They are wrong not because the Church forbids them; the Church forbids them because they are morally wrong. 4. The Church teaches the need for responsible parenthood. This means, among other things, that couples should bring into the world generously the children whom they can raise up as good human beings, but they should seek to bring into the world only those they can raise up as good human beings. 5. The Church advocates Natural Family Planning as the only morally acceptable way of practicing responsible procreation. 6. The Church rejects the contraceptive mentality, i.e., the attitude that selfishly avoids the procreation of offspring solely because the couple do not want to bear the responsibility that comes with having a child. It is wrong to use even Natural Family Planning methods in

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The good fight

he caption is the title of the autobiography of Pres. Manuel Luis Quezon. “The true story of the man who started as a young revolutionary to fight against the American people and their flag; who fought bravely, who surrendered and gave his pa- BY: REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN. JR. role in Bataan,” the title page states. Published in 1946 by New York’s D. Appleton-Century Co., Inc., the title page goes on to say about Quezon “who took to his heart the great democratic principles of America, who inculcated them in his own people, and who forty years later threw himself and his brave countrymen back into the hell of Bataan and Corregidor when the American flag was attacked by a treacherous enemy.” In his very own words, President Manuel L. Quezon wired General Douglas MacArthur on March 17, 1942: “Your letter received and I accept your plan stop I need the three fast boats in Zamboanguita tomorrow night stop If they are not available send M/V Dumaguete which was at Iligan yesterday and the two fast boats referred to in your radiogram just received.” At the time, Quezon’s party including his wife and children were at Buenos Aires, in Bago, Negros Occidental. Such was the reaction to MacArthur’s letter written from Mindanao, dated March 16, 1942. It gave an update on the brewing war against Japan: “The troops are being concentrated in Australia which will be used as the base for the offensive drive to the Philippines. President Roosevelt has designated me to command this offensive and has directed me to proceed to Australia for that purpose.” Addressed as “My Dear Mr. President,” Quezon was informed: “I understand the forces are rapidly being accumulated and hope that the drive can be undertaken before the BataanCorregidor situation reaches a climax. “I left there several days ago (March 12, 1942) and by the time you receive this note, will have flown to Australia. I want you and your family to join me there. pursuit of such a contraceptive mentality. 7. The Church teaches that the decision on We have been completely identified together for many Turn to page 10 Turn to page 10

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realize that with the present global economic crisis, many people can loosen their grip on religion, if not even lose it. That’s the knee-jerk reaction of many when faced with a big problem. This situation can be made worse if questionable ideological influences are made to bear down on it. And in cannot be denied that such conditionings are not only present but also are many. In the US and in other countries, developed or not so developed, a secularized or neo-paganized outlook in life is getting mainstream. God and religion are considered at best a prop or a decoration, a relic that can be made use of

in certain occasions. What seems to be the prevailing mentality is to be pragmatic, to achieve some useful benefits from anything as long as some semblance of consensus can be counted. There are no more absolute rules and laws anymore. Everything can be made relative. Thus the concept of power, authority, charism and leadership has nothing to do anymore with one’s relationship with God. Everything depends on one’s luck, clout, talents, popularity, connections and cleverness. Leaders can have the trappings, minus the substance. This is the time to remind everyone of God’s Word, of his love and mercy for us, and of our ultimate and constant end and purpose in life. We should not allow ourselves to be held

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City SPL./ PROC. NO. T-08-59 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTING THE ENTRY OF THE BIRTH RECORD OF JOVANNY DELA LIÑA AT THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF TAYASAN, NEGROS ORIENTAL JOVANNY B. DE LA LIÑA Petitioner, – versus – MS. LUSVIMINDA TEOFILO, in her Capacity as THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR of TAYASAN, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent, x————————————————————————/

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A verified petition having been filed by petitioner through counsel and it appearing that the same is sufficient in form and substance. Set the hearing of this case on APRIL 21, 2009 at 8:30 in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 45, Bais City, inviting any interested person to appear on said hearing and to show cause why the petition shall not be granted. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and the Cities of Bayawan, Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais, Guihulngan and Canlaon once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks before the date of hearing. Furnish copy of this Order to the Local Civil Registrar of Tayasan, Negros Oriental and to the Office of the Solicitor General with address at 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. SO ORDERED. Bais City, Philippines, February 20, 2009. (Sgd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ The Negros Chronicle Judge March 15, 22 & 29, 2009

captive by purely natural or earthly criteria, no matter how indispensable they are. This is the time to go deeper into the understanding and development of our proper work ethic, knowing how to find, love and serve Christ and others in our work. We need to convert our faith and love of God into action, developing it in the context of our actual conditions. God, though he is the farthest from us because he is the Ultimate Other, is actually also

the closest to us, since he is at the very core of our own existence. We have to learn to deal with him according to the way he is and to the way we are. This may involve a longggggg and aaaaarduous process, but I think it’s worth it. Truth is we need to graduate from an amateurish kind of Christian life to a more serious and professional one, so to speak. We’ve been Christians by name for long, but not by actual life yet. We have to bridge the yawning gaps in our life

as children of God. The world at the moment, thrown in such precarious situation, is in great need of this kind of religion, one that we live with utmost consistency day to day, moment to moment. So from this apparent decline of religion today, let’s just gather the momentum to catapult it to its proper place in our lives.

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hang it up in our rooms. It is the sign that seals some of our actions. Yet, it is not understood. “And perhaps, the whole mistake lies here: for in the world, love is not understood. “Love is the finest of words. But it is also the most deformed and debased. It is the essence of God, the life of God’s children, the breath of Christians. Yet, it has become the heritage, the monopoly of the world. It is on the lips of those who have no right to use it. “Certainly, in the world, not all love is like this. A mother’s feelings, for example, because they are mingled with suffering, make love noble. We also have fraternal love, marital love, filial love. “(These) are good and wholesome. These are traces, although perhaps unconscious ones, of the love of the Father, the Creator of all things. “But what is not understood is love par excellence. And that is to comprehend that God, who made us, came on earth, as one human being among others, lived with us, and allowed himself to be nailed to the cross – to save us. “Such a love is too high, too beautiful, and divine, too little human, too bloodstained, painful, and intense to be undersood. “Perhaps, maternal love

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can give us an inkling of it. For the love of a mother is not only hugs and kisses; above all, it is (Tulabing)From page 8 sacrifice. the number of children lies “Thus, it is with Jesus: love impelled him to the cross, which solely on the parents. No one can make the decision for is considered foolishness by many. But only this foolishness them. But the parents are to save mankind and formed make their decision responsibly, that is, with a sense of their resaints. Saints, in fact, are people able sponsibility to each other, to to understand the cross. They are their children already born, to men and women who, following the their children still to be born, to God-Man, have taken up their daily society and to God. 8. Hence, the Church is cross as the most precious thing on earth…They have known and ex- against any coercion exercised on couples to pressure or force them to perienced that the cross is the key, the only key to a treasure – the Trea- limit or increase the number of their sure. The cross gradually opens up children. It is also against any coercion exercised on any other person souls to union with God. “Then, through human be- involved in helping in the regulation ings, God once more reappears of birth. 9. The increased or deon earth. He repeats – although in an infinitely lesser yet similar crease of population growth does not by itself spell develway – the actions.he performed when, as a human being, he “But we must ‘take up our blessed those who cursed him, forgave those who insulted him, cross’ – wake in the morning saved, healed, preached words expecting it, and knowing from heaven, or fed the hungry, that only by means of it can we founded a new society based on receive those gifts the world the law of love, and revealed the does not know: peace, joy, that power of (the) One who sent knowledge of the things of heaven unknown to most. him. “The cross – it is such a com“In short, the cross is the necessary instrument by which the di- mon thing. It is so faithful that it never vine can penetrate the human, and misses it’s appointment with us eva human being can participate more ery day. To take up this cross is all fully in the life of God, thus being we need to make us saints. “The cross (is) the badge raised from the kingdom of this world of Christians. (It) is rejected by to the kingdom of heaven. the world because it believes that by fleeing it, suffering can be escaped. “The world does not know instead that the cross opens up wide the soul of the person who has understood it, to the kingdom of light and love: that Love which the world seeks so much and does not have.”

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opment or underdevelopment. The Church does not forbid the advocacy of the acceleration or decelaration of our population growth, according to circumstances, provided this is achieved within the parameters of freedom of conscience, the responsible decision of couples, and the principles of sexual and family morality. 10. Because the Church regards artificial contraception as wrong in itself, the Church will object to its dissemination and use. Further, Church personnel and institutions cannot be expected to cooperate with the dissemination and use of contraceptives. 11. The Church acknowledges religious freedom and freedom of conscience. But she has the duty to announce and promote the moral law regarding the regulation of population. In conclusion, “there are no ‘value–free’ methods of family planning. Research scientists, medical personnel, government officials, and welfare agents should reflect seriously on the consequences of their activities, on the assumptions they hold, and on the goals they pursue in family planning” (Submission of the Holy See to the WHO-sponsored International Conference on Ethics and Human Values in Family Planning held in Bangkok in June, 1988). These are the guiding principles of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines . They have not been abrogated, withdrawn or modified. The stance of even Catholic prolifers should be evaluated in the light of this official statement.

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NARCISO Q. BENDIJO, SR. Petitioner, - versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF STA. CATALINA, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x—————————————————————x AMENDED ORDER Petitioner, in his verified petition, alleged that he is the husband of Evelyn Obaniana Macahig who was born on November 20, 1953 to parents Vicente Macahig and Bebiana Tampos Obaniana-Macahig. That the birth of his wife was registered twice before the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental in September 10, 1991 under Local Civil Registry No. 91-1, 455 and in January 21, 1993 under Local Civil Registry No. 93-111. Thus petitioner prays for the cancellation of his wife’s certificate of live birth under Local Civil Registry No. 91-1, 455. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on March 27, 2009 at 8:30 in the morning at the session hall of this court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place, and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published immediately for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental its five component cities, at the expense of the petitioner. Furnish copies of this order to the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, the Office of the City Prosecutor of Bayawan City, the petitioner and his counsel. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBER, February 6, 2009, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. (Sgd.) RODERICK A. MAXINO Acting Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle March 8, 15 & 22, 2009

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INVIT ATION T O APPL Y FOR ELIGIBILITY AND T O BID INVITA APPLY 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

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PRODUCT LINE:(w/ Installation) • Automotive Windshields, Doorglass & Backglass • Automotive Rubber • Acrylic Plastic • Safety Glass • CarTinting (1pc. Windshield- no cut) All kinds of Architectural Glasses • Sliding door • Windows • Jealousy • Glass and Frame etc.

AGENCIA CIUDAD PAWN SHOP Main Branch JAT Building San Juan St., Dgte. City Branch 1, San Jose St., Dgte. City, Beside UCPB Tel. # 225-8543 / 225-7651

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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 as in the bid box at the Conference Room at the Office of the City Mayor on March 20, 2009 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 affected bidder or bidders. (Sgd) CARMELINO L. MORALES (City General Services Officer) BAC Chairman The Negros Chronicle March 15, 2009

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BY REA LYNN D. REAL

(From the CHRONICLE Files)

THIRTY YEARS AGO

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arch 18, 1979—At least seventeen fires of different origins have occurred during the past three months of 1979, killing one person and causing damage to property according to fire chief F/Major Ceferino Sindiong.

In a report, the city fire department raised the warning banner in the wake of the entry of the summer months and with the close of Fire Prevention Month in March. The lone fatality was a two-year old child in Mag-aso, Dauin who was literally roasted to death when their house accidentally caught fire while her parents were out. The lone injury was inflicted on a 16-year-old gal from Bunao, Dumaguete

during a fire in their month. The fire department reported 17 fire occurrences in Dumaguete although minor in nature and six fire occurrences in the towns. Most of the fire causes were accidental in nature. One was reported to have been intentionally caused as arson charges are readied against the suspects.

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arch 19, 1989—The New People’s Army dissidents suffered a heavy debacle when their one-hectare camp and training center was captured by government troopers at Barangay Avocado, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. Lt. Col. Ricardo de Leon, who person- hour heavy battle. ally supervised the operations, said that the Col. De Leon said the capture hit the heart camp capture came after a six-hour gun of the operations of the communist rebels in battle. The camp near Kawitan, Sta. the third guerilla front in Southern Negros. The Catalina River was captured after the six- military intended to occupy the camp, he said.

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arch 13, 1999—An overcrowded provincial jail of postwar vintage is dominated by murder and rape convicts and detainees, while the new city jail is mostly occupied by detainees with pending drug cases. This means that murder and rape are the top crimes of the province while drug-related cases dominate the court dockets in the city.

The provincial jail filled up to the brim, not so with the city jail. However, these correctional institutions house suspected drug addicts, pushers, murderers and rapists which

is indicative that drugs, killings and rape are the top crimes of Dumaguete and Negros Oriental.

The City Government of Tanjay invites interested suppliers to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of: ONE (1) UNIT DENTAL CHAIR MOUNTED, COMPLETE WITH THE FF. ACCESSORIES: Plastic Instruments tray, X-ray Film Viewer, Air Pressure Gauge, Air motor Instrumentation tray arm movement in horizontal position & vertical direction. Arm adjustable for level degree, Halogen Light, Arm of the Operating Light/ Adjusted w/ horizontal & vertical direction. Porcelain cup filler manually operated, Water System, Porcelain Bowl, Saliva Ejector Air Activated with Low Pressure Consumption but High Vacuum Stainless Foot Control Body w/ Separate Air & Water Control Air Filter, Air Regulator, Water Filter, Water Regulator, Water Tank, Stainless Waste Receiver Chair Specifications: Push button for up & down, back & forth movement, Push button for auto-return to zero position, push button for forward position, Chair body is streamline designed, Armrest movable, and with Dental Stool & good quality & Dependable Air Compressor, as well the Hand Piece The Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) is PHP300,000.00 Bid received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The following documents are required for submission: A. ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENTS 1. DTI or SEC Certificate of Registration 2. Valid and current Mayor’s Business Permit 3. Tax payer’s Identification Number (TIN); 4. Sworn Statement that bidder’s is not blacklisted or barred from bidding by the Government or any of its agencies. 5. Statement of the bidder of all its ongoing and completed government and private contracts or purchase orders within the relevant period, where applicable, including contracts awarded but not yet started, if any. The statement shall state for each contract whether said contract is ongoing, completed or awarded but not yet started, within the relevant period where applicable. The statement shall include for each contract, the following: a. the name of the contract b. date of the contract c. kinds of good sold d. amount of contract and value of outstanding contracts e. date of delivery f. end user’s acceptance, if completed, and g. specification whether bidder is a manufacturer, supplier or distributor; 6. Audited Financial Statements, stamped “received” by the BIR or its duly authorized representatives, for the immediately preceding calendar year, showing among others, the bidder’s total and current assets and liabilities. 7. Copy of the Net Financial Contracting Capacity (NFCC) or a commitment from a licensed bank to extend to it a credit line if awarded the contract to be bid, or a cash deposit certificate, in an amount not lower than that set by this City in the bidding documents, w/c shall be at least equal to 10% of the approved budget for the contract to be bid. 8. Valid joint venture agreement, in case of a joint venture; 9. Registration Certificate with the Cooperatives Development Authority (CDA), in case of Cooperatives; 10. Letter authorizing the BAC or its duly authorized representatives to verify any or all of the documents submitted for the eligibility check; 11. Certification under oath by bidder or its duly authorized representative that each of the documents submitted in satisfaction of the eligibility requirements is an authentic an original copy, or a true and faithful reproduction or copy of the original, complete, and that all statements and information provided there are true and correct. 12. Tax Clearance 13. GEPS Registration. B. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. civil degree.

TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS The Bid Security as to form, amount and validity period. Authorization of Representative thru a Special Power of Attorney. Production/ Delivery Schedule Manpower Requirements After-sales service/parts, if applicable Technical Specifications A sworn affidavit of the bidder that it is not related to the head of the procuring entity by consanguinity or affinity up to the their

C. FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS: 1. Bid prices in the Bill of Quantities 2. The recurring and the maintenance costs, if applicable. All bids shall be accompanied by a Bid Security, payable to the City of Tanjay, in any of the following schedule. Form of Security Minimum Amount in % of the Approved Budget for the Contract to be Bid 1. Cash, Certified Check, Cashier’s One (1%) of the ABC Check, Manager’s Check, Bank Draft or Irrevocable Letter of Credit 2. Bank Guarantee One & a half (1 ½%) percent of the ABC 3. Surety Bond Two & a half (2 ½%) percent of the ABC 4. Foreign Government Guarantee One hundred (100%) percent of the ABC Bids and Bid Securities shall be valid for a reasonable period and shall be indicated in the bidding documents, but in no case shall exceed 120 calendar days from the date of the opening of bids. Bid documents can be detained at the BAC Secretariat, c/o Office of the City General Services Officer, this City, Tel. No. (035) 415 9051, any time during office hours; and can also be inquired for further particulars. Eligibility, Technical, and Financial documents shall be submitted together each in separate sealed envelopes on March 26, 2009 at the BAC Secretariat, Office of the City General Services, this City, at 10:00 A.M., at which date, place, time, said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, the attending bidders, or their duly authorized representative. All other particulars relative to the procurement process shall be governed by the implementing Rules and Regulation of RA 9184 otherwise known as the Gov’t. Procurement Reform Act. Reservation Clause. The City Gov’t. of Tanjay reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to declare a failure of bidding, to waive any defects or informalities therein or not to award the contract under the following grounds: 1. Prima facie evidence of collusion. 2. BAC failed to follow prescribed bidding procedures (w/out prejudice to applicable sanctions). 3. Justifiable/Reasonable ground where contract will not redound to the benefit of the government. Note: All interested bidders may secure forms for Eligibility Check from the BAC Secretariat not later than March 25, 2009.

The Negros Chronicle March 15, 2009

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Mayor refutes militants’ claim of army abuses

BY LELE MARTINEZ

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ake Balinsasayaw is a favorite tourist destination, though it’s a long way from Dumaguete City. There was nothing to see along the way up, but now there is an interesting stop nobody should miss. Nestled 5 kilometers from the San Jose highway crossing into the road to Lake Balinsasayaw is a new creation of Architect Rene Armogenia. Almost unnoticed from the road, a new restaurant called Azalea is nestled in a mini forest with a fantastic view of the Negros mountain and the Cebu sea. One can hear the running river hundreds of meters below and look into the vast sea on one side and the Negros mountain range on the other side. Rene made a comfortable pathway of just a few steps and you Celebrants Baby and Janki enjoy the Azaare transported into the luxury of na- lea Restaurant ambience. ture and man made artistry. coffee time; I think the prettiest time would be dusk or twilight, where one can see Dumaguete and that part of Cebu island light up. I told Rene it is a poet’s paradise, and we Girls jokingly said it’s the best place to bring secret boyfriends for lunch or snacks! Even at noon the fresh mountain air flows through the restaurant. Rene says at times, the fog drops in even noon The “Girls” and the South Sea staff with the full view time and fireflies can be seen at night. Stepping of the restaurant into the balcony, one sees Everyone knows the ar- staff, with a very tasty menu as far as the Cebu island tistic skill of Rene and this only Baby can whip up. with the beautiful wide sea With the pressure of city livnew restaurant is his masterpiece. Azalea is a beautiful Filipino creation. The roofing structure and part of the interior is done with bamboos, giving it a Filipino ambience that speaks of beauty and nature. There are many little nature corners on the side of the restaurants where one can luxuriate in the open air amidst nature greens. Our friends called the “Girls” were the first invited guests to Azalea for a luncheon for Baby and Janki, who are the “Girls” birthday celebrants this March. It was a short ride from The Architect of Negros : Rene Armogenia with Dumaguete City, about 16 ki- his new project lometers of comfortable driving to this new project of Rene. Baby had prepared a ing, the Azalea is a wonderful view, and on the other sumptuous lunch for the Girls place for Dumaguetenos to re- side is the wide panorama and the South Sea resort lax in over breakfast, lunch or of the hills and valleys of the San Jose/Sibulan scenery. This has been Rene’s dream, he said, a resort on the hills, and for me, I would say it is his masterpiece; a classy restaurant that gives the guest a blend of mountain and sea view all at one time. He will put up more amenities as each phase of work is finished but the restaurant is already complete and will be open to the public this coming week. Azalea gives Dumaguetenos The sea and mountain view from the restau- a refreshing respite, with or without the lake Balinsasayaw tour. rant balcony

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mid constant charges of militant groups KAUGMAON and BAYAN MUNA of alleged widespread military abuses in the

hinterland barangays of Guihulngan City and neighboring towns, Mayor Ernesto Reyes (holding the microphone) repeatedly declared that he has never seen nor is he convinced of the validity of reported abuses by military personnel or members of the CAFGU against civilians under the stewardship of 11th Infantry Battalion Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Franco Nemesio Gacal. These assertions of Mayor Reyes were made in the presence of First District rep. Jocelyn Limkaichong (left of photo), Col. Francisco Patrimonio, Deputy Commander of the 303rd Brigade (center), teachers, residents and students of Barangays Linantuyan and Trinidad, former strongholds of the New People’s Army, during the inauguration of two classrooms and donation of several computer sets by the

Philippine Army last Wednesday. Based on the random interviews conducted among the residents, they also affirmed Reyes’ declaration. The teachers also observed that if their pupils before would express fear whenever they hear approaching helicopter gun ships, now they will have to be restrained since their learners would dash out expecting that the soldiers are again bringing aid to their villages instead of violence. Reyes credited the significant and positive change of the army’s image to the reforms and professionalism of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Gacal dared the militants, who held a rally in Canlaon City recently, to produce documents that would withstand legal scrutiny and credible witnesses who will testify in the proper forum to prove their allegations.

ith the onset of the summer season the public should expect more road concreting projects to be started and possibly majority will be completed before the June classes open in the second congressional district owing to a favorable weather. Rep. George Arnaiz (2nd District) bared confident though that the volume of traffic will that a total of P 481 million worth of concret- be less after the classes for the school year 2008ing projects in about 12 contracts will com- 2009. The road concreting projects will be implemence soon. Therefore, he appeals to the mented in the city of Dumaguete, Bacong and motorists to bear with the discomfort. He is Mabinay town.

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ady Justice for sure wasn’t pleased last Tuesday after several court hearings and other proceedings inside the Hall of Justice were forcibly stopped when a court employee of the Regional Trial Court Branch 30 received a text message that a bomb has been planted inside the building located along E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City.

Elements of the bomb disposal unit and Special Weapons and Tactics or SWAT immediately evacuated and secured the premises before conducting a painstaking search which yielded negative. Local au-

thorities led by Mayor Agustin Perdices urged police authorities not to lower their guards and to verify each and every single threat just to be on the safe side.

State of Bayawan City

Highly acclaimed Bayawan City Mayor German Sarana during his recent State of the City Address shows the Gawad Kalasag trophy in honor of the city’s excellent antidisaster preparedness scheme in Central Visayas which signifies the strength of his commitment to ensure the life, limbs and property of his constituents. He also bared his plan to turn his city as an agriculture capital of the province by pouring millions for the production of organic fertilizers, purchase of seedlings and training of farmers. The mayor in his address reiterated his commitment to initiate and fund programs designed for the preservation and protection of the environment.


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of 2009 of Notary Public Atty. Elizur V. Umbac. The Negros Chronicle March 1, 8 & 15, 2009 EXTRAJUDICIAL and Settlement of Estate And Sale

NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late Galo Vendiola have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate and Sale on Lot No. 1784 covered by TCT No. T-5900, TD No. 99-03003-00238 (Residential House) situated in Poblacion, Municipality of Bacong, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 1,218 sq.m. in favor to Heidimarc Ltd., and Grace Heidi Redenta T. Vendiola, per Doc. No. 480, Page No. 57, Book No. I, Series of 2007 of Notary Public Atty. Alex Andrew P. Icao. The Negros Chronicle March 1, 8 & 15, 2009

quences; it is that quality of mind which meets danger or opposition with intrepidity, calmness and firmness”. ———————— In his book Kennedy told the stories of eight United States Senators at different times in his country’s political life – the pressures made to bear on them, the grace with which they confronted them, the risks to their political career, the unpopularity of their actions, the vindication of their honor and reputation and most of all the defamation they had to endure. Their greatness was attributed to the fact that they had – what many of their colleagues did not have –character. ———————What is the relevance of this subject in the current events unfolding in our country? With the 2010 Presidential elections looming in the horizon and with no less than eleven politicians wanting to be president of our Republic, it is about time that we, the electorate, subject these socalled presidentiables under the litmus test of character. Can they pass this all-encompassing scrutiny on their personal? ——————— What is character? And why must we reckon the qualifications of candidates for public office within this parameter?

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courage, honesty, moral integrity, principle, candor, boldness, political will, competence within its ambit. Can we find these in our candidates for public office? ——————— Our country – sad to say – has its fair share of the corrupt, the immoral, the shameless who could not pass the litmus test of being rolemodels, of being leaders by example. They are so bereft of conscience and self-denial they run for public office disregarding the sensitivities of the electorate. In fact they pass the burden to the electorate. And when they win the elections in spite of their being corrupt, of their being shamelessly immoral they will proudly proclaim that it’s okey with the people that they can continue to be corrupt and immoral. Poor electorate putting their imprimatur!

BY: ART UMBAC

—————— If only this matter of conscience predominates the politicians only those who live clean lives will submit themselves to the judgment of the electorate. Thus our people can never go wrong for they will have to choose from only the best and the deserving. ——————— Only a deeply motivated, aroused and courageous electorate can make this a reality. Can we have our Profiles in Courage from among ourselves?

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BOSTON CAFE Sta. Catalina Cor. Noblefranca Streets Dumaguete City Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 43 Tanjay City, Negros Oriental Stationed at Dumaguete City SP. PROC. No. 328 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRIES OF FAMILY NAME FROM PALANDAR TO PALADAR AND SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF MARILYN E. PALADAR, LOLIBETA E. PALADAR, (MOTHER OF MARILYN PALADAR) Petitioner, – Versus – THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF AMLAN, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. O R D E R A verified petition dated November 28, 2008 having been filed by the petitioner, through counsel, praying for correction of entries in his daughter’s birth certificate, alleging among other things that petitioner is of legal age, married, a resident of Brgy. Silab, Amlan, Negros Oriental, that in the records of birth of petitioner’s daughter the following entries were erroneously made; (a) the entry of family name of a child is Palandar instead of Paladar, (b) the entry of sex was erroneously marked as male instead of female, that petitioner had herself examined by a physician to determine her correct gender and was determine to be female; that there is necessity to correct the entry of his birth record to reflect and conform to his correct sex which is female and to make the records straight, to prevent confusion and to avoid undue prejudice to the petitioner’s filial and social relationship in the community and not to evade any criminal and civil prosecution. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby ordered that the said petition be set for hearing on March 19, 2009 at 9:30 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 be published at the expense of the petitioner, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in the newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental, and in the Cities of Canlaon, Bais, Tanjay, Dumaguete and Bayawan. Furnish copy of this order to Solicitor General, and the Local Civil Registrar of Amlan, Negros Oriental. IT IS SO ORDERED. Given, this 3rd day of December, 2008. (Sgd.) WINSTON M. VILLEGAS The Negros Chronicle Judge March 1, 8 & 15, 2009


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ongressman George P. Arnaiz of the Second District and Negros Oriental Governor Emilio C. Macias II inaugurated Wednesday, March 11, 2009, the Twin Lakes Restaurant of the popular tourist site in Sibulan town. The new facility, a project of the Provincial Government and the Office of the Second District Representative, will enhance visitor services in the Twin Lakes Balinsasayao and Danao, an increasingly frequented ecotourism destination in the region. It is the latest addition to the continuing development of the area. A new catamaran for recreational use on the bigger Lake Balinsasayao was recently purchased from Norwegian Ole Stenbakk of the G.P. Rehab for P50,000.00, payable over three years.

Mercy Teves, head of the Province’s Environment and Natural Resources Department which overseas operations in the area, said the restaurant was built at a cost of P6.2M sourced from the Province’s 20% Development Bank. It was designed by Bobby Duray of the United Architects of the

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Classification: Special Session RECORD OF ATTENDANCE: HON. JOSE A. BALDADO Vice Governor & Presiding Officer Present

HON. MA. ANTONIA E. VILLEGAS HON. MELIMORE C. SAYCON HON. ERWIN MICHAEL L. MACIAS HON. SALETO J. ERAMES HON. ERNESTO T. TIJING HON. MARCELO G. ADANZA HON. ROEL R. DEGAMO

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HON. RODOLFO A. MARTINEZ HON. LEA G. BROMO HON. NAPOLEON E. VILLEGAS, JR. HON. APOLINARIO I. ARNAIZ, SR. (LNMB) HON. PEVE O. LIGAN (PCL) HON. WED ANN SOL A. DIOREC (SK)

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RESOLUTION NO. 1026 Author: HON. MELIMORE C. SAYCON “WHEREAS, Article 13, Section 11, of the 1987 Philippine Constitution provides that the State shall adopt an Integrated and Comprehensive Approach to health development which shall endeavor to make essential goods, health and other social services available to all the people at affordable cost; “WHEREAS, it is the Policy of the State to bring the government closer to the people by way of outreach program of health services, and fact-finding missions in time of peace and war to ensure that human rights are strictly respected by all sector of society; “WHEREAS, the provincial leadership of Negros Oriental adheres to the principle and beliefs that any endeavor with the aim of uplifting the sad plight of the common people shall be regulated to make it more meaningful and effective; “WHEREAS, the Province of Negros Oriental, especially in the hinterland areas, is under threat by armed conflict or by encounter between the Government troops and the Communist rebels; “WHEREAS, the International Humanitarian Law that was agreed during the Diplomatic Conference held at Geneva from April 21 to August 12, 1949, provides the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War; “WHEREAS, Article 10 of the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War Treaty also provides that no obstacle to the humanitarian activities which the International Committee of the Red Cross or any other impartial humanitarian organization may, subject to the consent of the Parties to the conflict concerned, undertake for the protection of civilian persons and for their relief; “WHEREAS, Article 11(4) of the same treaty further provides that any neutral Power or any organization invited by the Power concerned or offering itself for humanitarian and outreach purposes, shall be required to act with a sense of responsibility towards the Party to the conflict on which persons protected by the present Convention depend, and shall be required to furnish sufficient assurances that it is in a position to undertake the appropriate functions and to discharge them impartially; “WHEREAS, the recent controversy on the death of a Nurse who was alleged to be on a Medical Mission is a ‘wake-up call’ for all concerned; “WHEREAS, the medical or fact-finding mission team can be possible victim of kidnapping and hostage taking, among others; “WHEREAS, to minimize, if not avoid, collateral casualties of the internal conflict, the State should not be defensive by adopting a reactive policy which is counter progressive and detrimental to innocent lives; “WHEREAS, the Province of Negros Oriental shall be proactive to ensure the safety of innocent Parties and who are sincere of humanitarian and patriotic intentions, in their efforts to alleviate the plight of unfortunate constituents caught in insurgency situations; “WHEREAS, the Local Government Unit shall regulate the conduct of outreach activities such as medical and fact-finding missions by acquiring reliable information which can be easily back-tracked to and serve as guidance for appropriate and immediate action, in cases where untoward incidents happen to the teams who conduct medical and fact-finding missions in areas of armed conflicts; “WHEREFORE, on motion of Honorable Member Melimore C. Saycon, seconded by Honorable Member Roel R. Degamo, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in session duly assembled, resolves to enact the following ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 5 (Series of 2008) AN ORDINANCE REGULATING OUTREACH ACTIVITIES THROUGH MEDICAL AND FACT-FINDING MISSIONS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. “Be it enacted by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan that: Section 1. Title. This Ordinance shall be called AN ORDINANCE REGULATING OUTREACH ACTIVITIES THROUGH MEDICAL AND FACT-FINDING MISSIONS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Section 2. Declaration of Provincial Policy and Principles. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the province to provide protection to civilian persons in time of war or armed conflict. The province shall intervene on behalf of the civilian persons when the parties or group/ team having cared or custody of the participants in the conduct of outreach activities fails or unable to protect the civilian persons in time of war or armed encounter. It shall be the policy of the Province to protect and rehabilitate civilian persons especially children gravely threatened or endangered by circumstances which affect or will affect their survival and normal development and over which they have no control. The best interests of civilian persons shall be the paramount consideration in all actions concerning them, consistent with the principle of First Call for civilian persons as enunciated in the International Humanitarian Law that was agreed during the Diplomatic Conference held at Geneva from April 21 to August 12, 1949. Section 3. Definition of Terms. (a) Civilian Person – refers to person or non-combatant regardless of age, sex, colour, religions, ethnic and culture; (b) War – refers to encounters or armed conflict between the Government troops and bandits or rebel groups; (c) Humanitarian Mission – refers to an activity to protect and to care wounded and sick persons in time of war; (d) Outreach Activities – refers to medical, dental, legal, fact-finding, religious missions and other related activities. (e) Medical Mission – refers to the conduct of treatment of wounded, sick persons but not limited to dental and circumcision; (f) Fact-finding Mission – refers to the conduct of investigation relative to possible violations of human rights being committed by any armed group; (g) Protection – refers to any act aimed at ensuring the safety of innocent lives and properties; (h) Regulating – refers to monitoring of outreach activities anywhere in the countryside of the Province of Negros Oriental provided, however, that the group of teams shall coordinate with the Chief Executive of the province, city, municipality or barangay wherein the activity will be held; (i) Countryside – refers to rural areas outside city/town proper; Section 4. Policy. Any group or team planning to conduct humanitarian and fact-finding mission and outreach activities shall secure a written permission from the Office of the Governor for the aforesaid activity. Section 5. Furnish. Any group or team shall submit/furnish a copy of the written permission for humanitarian and fact-finding mission and outreach activities to the Office of the Mayor and Barangay Chairman for detailed information and needed assistance. Section 6. Registration. Any group or team, who will conduct humanitarian, fact-finding mission and outreach activities, shall provide the information but not limited to the following: (a) Sponsor Agency or Organization. All People’s Organizations (POs) or Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) who intent to conduct humanitarian, fact-finding mission and outreach activities. (b) Number and Names of Participants. The team leader of the humanitarian, fact-finding mission or outreach activities shall submit the names, addresses and contract numbers of its participants such as doctors, nurses, dentists and intended beneficiaries to the Office of the Governor, Mayor and Barangay Chairman for record purposes. (c) Specific Location or Venue of the Activities. The head of the team shall specify the exact venue such as owner of the land or building of a particular sitio, barangay of a city or municipality where the activity will be conducted. (d) Rationale for the Mission. The head of the team or group shall justify the need of the mission which should be based on facts. (e) Type of a Mission. The leader of the team shall also specify the mission either humanitarian, fact-finding mission or outreach activities to be conducted. (f) Submission of Inspection. The team shall be submitted voluntarily their bags, boxes to the authorities for inspection to determine the content and quantity of the medicines and medical equipment, among others for record purposes. (g) Duration of the Mission. The team leader shall also specify the duration of the mission with specific date, number of hours from the beginning day of the mission to the last hour of the day. (h) Medicines. The head of the team shall also submit the certification from the Department of Health or from Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) concerning the distribution of medicines to be sure that medicines are not expired and safe for use. Section 7. Recording. All humanitarian, fact-finding missions and outreach activities should be recorded in the Police Blotter. The duty officer of the Police Station shall record the following: (a) The actual arrival and departure of the participants who conducted humanitarian, fact-finding mission and outreach activities. (b) The route of the humanitarian, fact-finding mission and outreach activities to indicate the sitio and barangay of the city/municipality as itinerary. Section 8. Commitment. The team of a humanitarian, fact-finding mission and outreach activities shall commit before the Local Chief Executive, or any of his representative to follow strictly the presented itinerary. Section 9. Security. The Philippine National Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies upon the request of the Local Chief Executive, shall provide security to the venue and escort of the participants of the humanitarian, fact-finding mission and outreach activities to be conducted in its city/municipality and barangay. Section 10. Physical Appearance. The team of the humanitarian, fact-finding mission and outreach activities shall make a physical appearance before the Local Chief Executive of the city/municipality and barangay or any of their representatives, immediately upon returning from the outreach which includes the physical count of the returning team with their signatures. Section 11. Mandatory. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) or any other Law Enforcement Agency shall assist the team upon presentation of a copy of a written permission to conduct a humanitarian, fact-finding mission and outreach activities in a sitio, barangay belonging to a certain city/municipality. Section 12. Penal Provisions. (a) A violation of any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be penalized with a fine ranging from One Thousand Pesos (p1,000.00) to Five Thousand Pesos (p5,000.00) or imprisonment ranging from one month to six months or both, upon the discretion of the court. (b) When the offender is a Non-Government Organization (NGO), People’s Organization (PO) or government sector, the officer or member thereof who is responsible for the violation of this ordinance shall suffer the penalty imposed upon the discretion of the court. (c) When the offender is a Foreign Institution/Group, the team leader shall be recommended for immediate deportation and barred from entry to the country. Section 13. Separability Clause. If any provision of this ordinance is declare invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining provisions not affected thereby shall continue in full force and effect. Section 14. Repealing Clause. All ordinances, resolutions, or rules inconsistent with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. Section 15. Effectivity Clause. This ordinance shall take effect upon completion of its publication in at least two (2) consecutive weeks in a provincial newspaper of general circulation. “Enacted, December 10, 2008.” I hereby certify to the correctness of the above-quoted resolution. GEOFFREY P. VILLAHERMOSA Provincial Secretary JOSE A. BALDADO Vice Governor of Negros Oriental Presiding Officer ORIGINAL FOR GUBERNATORIAL APPROVAL:

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not. But we live in cleaner cities. And mankind and womankind came together to pursue a worthy goal together. Perhaps those who march in the streets for global disarmament, against war, and for a better world are mere idealists, chaff in the wind. But together even the chaff can be strong. Is that not a goal worth achieving?

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For those who dream by day are dangerous, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible… The critics may be right. Perhaps global warming, like Michael Crichton says in his novels is a vast conspiracy for funding. But perhaps it is not. The question is can we afford to risk it-After all, this small planet, lost in the infinite vastness of space is all that you and I have…

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O, Holy St. Jude the apostle and martyr, great in virtue, rich in miracle, near Kinsman to Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need. To you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and most urgent petition. (Make your request)... In return, I promise to make your name known and cause your name to be invoked, St. Jude, pray for us and all who invoke thy aid. Amen. Pray this 9 times a day for 9 consecutive days, On the eight day your prayers will be answered, for this Novena has never known to fall. Publish this once your wish is granted./JBD

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REAL ESTATE LOTS FOR SALE Contact: 0918-929-6047 REAL PROPERTIES FOR SALE:

LOT-A

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

LOT-B

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

LOT-C

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

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

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1. Commercial Lot Location: Looc Area 194 sq.m. K-10 Clean title P6 M negotiable 2. House & Lot Location: Bantayan Area 1,852sq.m. K-11 6 bedrooms, garage, lawn huge sala, kitchen fence P10M negotiable Clean title

HOUSE & LOT FOR SALE 200 sq.m. P1M Mango Avenue Piapi, Dumaguete City

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(M1)FARM LOT Area: 1.6 hectare Location: Mayabon, Zamboanguita BEACHLOT – 2nd lot from seashore Area: 1497 sqmtrs. Location: Mayabon, Zamboanguita Rush Sale Package Price: P1.6M (M2)HOUSE FOR SALE –FULLY FURNISHED OLD Area: 1132 sqmtrs.S Location: Camanjac, Dgte. City Price: P3.7M (M3) BEACHLOT -W/ BEACH HOUSE Area: 1000 sqmtrs. Location: Campaclan, Sibulan Dgte. City Price: P5M

(M4) BEACHLOT (1) Area: 4 hectares@450/sqmtrs. (2) Area: 1 hectare@1500/sqmtrs. w/ seawall and w/right of way from highway to the Beach Lot. Location: Malatapay, Zamboanguita

(M5) LOT FOR SALE Area: 649 sqmtrs. Location: Highway, Camanjac Price: P900T

(M6) HOUSE & LOT Area: 365 sqmtrs. Location: Bogo, Dgte. City Price: P2.5M

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT P5000/month Taft Street, Dgte. City

COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR RENT -1ST Floor Only P20,000/month Taft Street, Dgte. City

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

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

HOUSE AND LOT (K 3) Area: 250 sqmtrs. Location: Casa Alicia Subd., Dgte. City Price: P4M Description: 3 bedrooms, garage, lawn, with good neighbors.

AGRI LOT

(K 1)

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

HOUSE AND LOT (K 4) Area: 900 sqmtrs. Price: P1.5M Location: Combado, Negros Oriental (Bacong) Description: Accepts 2 payments, 3 bedrooms, with underground, Garage, lawn, 3 rooms of piggery and respectful neighbors.

HOUSE AND LOT (K 5) Area: 1,200 sqmtrs. Price: P 2M Location: Upper, Cantil-e Description: 3 bedrooms, garage, lawn, right of way and good Neighbors.

AGRI LOT

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

HOUSE AND LOT (K 7) RUSH SALE

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

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

BEACH LOT FOR SALE (K 9)

Location: Sibulan; Area: 400 sq.m.; Price: P2M (negotiable) Clean Title

LOT FOR SALE (K 10)

Lot : area 220 sqmtrs. , ideal for simple residence, near Silliman Heights subdivision, has a huge barangay road and there is a short cut roads if ever there is a road renovations someday, clean tilte, price ; 160, 000

HOUSE AND LOT (K 11)

House and lot : area : 200 sqmtrs. bungalow house, landscape, has a right of way, clean title, descent neighbors, price : P350, 000 still negotiable, place: Combado, Bacong, Negros Oriental, 15 minutes going to Dumaguete City.

Beach lot : area : 1,000 sqmtrs. place: Bacong, negros oriental , goodneighbor, price 2.5 m, ideal for mini resort, clean title

HOUSE AND LOT (K 13)

House and Lot : area 300 sqmtrs. near the beach, clean title, descent neighbors, very near to municipal public market, police stations, elementary and highschool area,

HOUSE AND LOT (K 14)

House and Lot , area : 500 sqmtrs. fenced, near health center, with huge right of way that can be accessible road that connects to Bagacay, Rosario Heights and even going to valencia, near highway, with two bearing mango fruits, huge garage, still have enough space for landscapes or even building a rest house, 3 bedrooms, clean title, price : 1.6 m but still negotiable.

HOUSE AND LOT (K 15)

House and lot, area 450 sqmtrs. bungalow house, 4 bedrooms, fenced, with garage and landscape, near daycare center, near highway, huge right of way, price: 2.6m, clean title and the price is still negotiable, it is 8 minutes going to Dumaguete City. Location: Northern Junob near Silliman Heights

HOUSE AND LOT (K 16)

House and Lot , 580 sqmtrs, 2 storey, with garage, landscape , in front of the way, 4 bedrooms, fenced, friendly descent neighbors, price 2.6 m, clean title. Location: Northern Junob near Silliman Heights

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PRIME LOTS FOR SALE • CADAWINONAN • BANILAD Z2 Z1 3,210 Sqm. or more 9,821 Sqm. @P800/ @P3,000/Sqm. (along Sqm. (along the the National Highway) barangay road, with with concrete wall all 91 meters around the property frontage)

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‘Ting holding ... From page 1 things to do because when I was chief of police of Legaspi City there were no unsolved crimes. I already told him since September to do something or else he will find himself relieved,” Marquez stressed. Marquez is unsure if Perdices is satisfied of Cabanag’s performance except that the mayor requested him not to relieve Cabanag yet of his current post. Reached for comment Perdices said that he just cannot allow Cabanag to be relieved without being convinced by the Provincial Director that the replacement is better than the current city chief of police. “I don’t just change a person without knowing who Marquez has in mind as replacement. I want to make sure that the replacement would be truly independent and better than Cabanag,”

NBI to ... From page 20 have withheld the names of the witnesses to ensure its security and avoid harassments from affected entities including the Army men. Lagorra added that they will closely assist and facilitate in the filing of charges against some of the Army officials and personnel who are responsible for the killing. It was not yet clear what charges the NBI would file against the government troopers. Lagorra said that based on the autopsy, the victims bore several stab wounds and torture marks, aside from being hogtied which the NBI forensic experts believed to be one of the causes of death of the militant farmers. Vimarie Arcilla of KARAPATAN Central Visayas earlier said: “The abduction and execution of Raging and Quirante, like that of teacher Rebelyn Pitao in Davao, are grim testimonies to the continuing attacks on human rights.” (EDMUND SESTOSO)

Obar raps ... From page 20 Nov. l9, 2008. For the board, Obar accused them of continued inaction about his rights to the books, and thus, acquiescence to the GM’s memo, desribing these inactions as a “conspiracy in aid to each other.” The other memers of the Board are : Lennine Joy Alviola, James Fontelo, Marie Cheryl Nalam, Ma. Pamela Angela Yap, Felix Gaudiel Jr, Ricardo Maputi and Constantino Sayson; and GM Ephraim Taclob.

Perdices continues. The mayor also took the opportunity to remind Marquez of his vow to assign Sr. Inspector Errol Garchitorena to help in the intelligence division of the Dumaguete PNP since Inspector Rogelio Pineda is currently on study leave. Marquez yesterday told the media he will submit three recommendees as Cabanag’s replacement. The mayor also revealed that he will be writing Marquez for the return of six or eight policemen back to the city PNP where they are supposed to be detailed. In the end, Mayor Perdices defended Cabanag saying that the “guy hardly even sleeps, he is doing two jobs: Chief of police and intelligence officer. What is important is for everyone to give Cabanag all the support that he needs then evaluate his performance later.”

Erames says... From page 20 of the Philippines particularly on the right to inspect . Erames said that the group of Atty. Obar was earlier allowed to inspect the books of the cooperative and other documents as specified in a memorandum by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) which Obar himself sought to produce in an earlier letter sent to the same national agency. “Gitugtan na sila sa pagsusi sa mga dokumento, galing misurender sila kay usa man ka balay pud ang mga dokumento, unsaon man na?” said Erames in the same interview. Atty. Erames said that he was surprised over the move of filing charges against the cooperative even as he claims, somebody from the group of Obar said that they are satisfied with the earlier inspection that they made with the books and documents. The NORECO 2 lawyer was amused by the many charges the cooperative is facing and said that this is similar to a dart game where the cooperative is the dart board and some individuals are enjoying themselves throwing the sharp dart to it as it is like a target shooting. “Ambot ug unsay bertud aning NORECO 2 nga daghan man gud nga ganahan mokiha nila,” the lawyer said in the same interview. He said that earlier the BussBar Corporation contract was already explained and now another issue. Atty. Erames reiterated that the cooperative is always open for any member to transact, examine and do things allowed by law, as its officials and personnel maintain a transparent policy.

CVRAA opens... From page 1 M. Perdices of Dumaguete City have vowed a blast of actions as this year’s CVIRAA Meet will bring, to mark a history for the participants. During the 2009 CVIRAA launching held on Feb.24, at the M. Pedrices Coliseum, Dir. Borgonia advocated strong partnership among the different stakeholders who have jointly ventured for a victorious Regional Meet. He affirmed that their steadfast support would uphold sports to bridge gaps and would play a key part to solve a diverse struggle that our country has been confronting with. Division Supt. Mila Velez stressed that Regional Meets would always serve as vehicles for a collaborative approach in engaging various sports events. “The main objective of sports is to foster the development of the values of excellence, discipline, unity and sportsmanship,” he said. This is in response to this year’s theme, “Bridging Unity, Peace, and Progress through Sports.” The best athletes from elementary and secondary public and private schools from the 19 Schools Divisions of Region VII will showcase their athletic prowess in the weeklong meet with winners to be trained to represent Central Visayas in the 2009 Palarong Pambansa in Leyte and Tacloban City on April 26-May 2. Events to be contested include athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, boxing, chess, football, gymnastics (artistic & rhythmic), sepak takraw, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, lawn tennis, volleyball for both elementary and secondary levels, with a demonstration only in dance sport. Nevertheless, two more events are added for the secondary level, namely: archery

Mar-Ping clash... From page 1 dom. However, Roxas predicts that the bill is dead since it has been archived. The right to reply bill would compel media practitioners to print and air the response of any person, natural or juridical, who maybe accused or criticized directly or indirectly of any wrongdoing in the same space of program of newspapers, radio and television under pain of punishment.

Super store ...

(Kojak)

From page 5 other businesses a living model to follow. The key to survival is “customer service”. When customers feel you really care about them, they not only return, they bring their friends. CITI HARDWARE You are always greeted with a smile and people seem genuinely eager to help. Hajjimar Barot and his crew put helping the customer first. When they did not have the item I needed, they drew me a map and told me which competing store could help me. They put me first. SMART COMMUNICATIONS During a recent problem, which was mostly may fault, ev-

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Military reveals Bomb prankster, & peace drive score

“MEET THE PRESS” revival was re-launched yesterday at the Dumaguete Press Club building with TOP MILITARY brass as initial guests namely L-R: LTC Franco Gacal, 11IB cmdr; LTC Manny Ochotorina, deputy brigade commander; PD Sr. Supt Augusto Marquez Jr., PNP; Col Cesar Yano, 302nd army brigade commander; and LTC Erwin Bernard Neri, 79th IB commander. BOMB SCARE PRANKSTER in all 6 bomb scares last week, was revealed by Col. Marquez as one using the same cell phone, employed by one motorcycle company who had conflict with the Sibulan LGU. (Company Name was revealed to media in confidence) The NTC has helped and directing the major cellphone companies to help identify the phone owner, who is a suspect case against national security, as such, is not covered by freedom of speech and property. PUBLIC IS ADVISED: DO NOT FORWARD ANY BOMB SCARE MESSAGE EXCEPT AND ONLY TO 0920-960-5647 to avoid being monitored and implicated by an NTC directed tracer on bomb threats and scares. Forwarding it to others (except the above number) might implicate your number in the chain of bomb scare suspects. and arnis for girls, correspondingly. Each delegation is expected to meet the prescribed number of participants summing up to 475, composing of 383 athletes (174 elementary and 209 secondary); 58 coaches (27 elementary and 31 secondary); 22 chaperons (10 elementary and 12 secondary); and 12 delegation officials. However, the delegation has the option to adjoin more personnel to act a members of the Support Staff. Governor Macias II for his part has fast tracked the rehabilitation of sports facilities, event venues, and other sports equipment while City Mayor Perdices spearheaded in the preparation of billeting quarters in Dumaguete City.

R7 sends 250 ... From page 1 leadership that the sheer number of detailed policemen in a given locality does not automatically translate into a more manageable peace and order situation. Marquez underscored the need to maximize the use of all available personnel. He suggested that the majority of detailed policemen in the city should be dis-

What do ...

(Catan)

From page 5

From page 16 rushed to the hospital and is now in stable condition. Not so lucky was a German national who was repeatedly shot inside his dwelling in Barangay Banga Bayawan City while watching a late night show on television, a few days before Wilson was attacked. The German national was identified as Segfred Cayser, 70 and was married to Filipina Evelyn Dael Cayser. He died after three suspects broke into his home and shot him using a carbine. Cayser died on the spot. Recovered from the crime scene were 2 empty shells and two slugs.

communication skills. This form of external programming can result in negative addictions, negative behavior, and lead to a loss of one’s ability to think creatively for oneself. Some years ago we were listening to a talk on Christian behavior with a group of friends. The priest mentioned that our behavior and actions would eventually reflect themselves in our appearance; in other words, we would become like what we treasured most. He gave an example of a man whose life revolved around his roosters and the weekly sabong, cock fighting. That man would eventually end up looking and acting like a fighting cock. The priest meant this humorously. But when all of us turned as one to look at one of our friends who fit that description to a T, the lesson became personal to each one of us. The good news is — not all

eryone from the Security Guard at the front door to the manager, Rey Balbuena, worked tirelessly to reach a fair and equable solution. What could have cost me hundreds of dollars was settled with a handshake and a smile. McDONALD’s. I have written about Hernando “Jerry” Esquivel and his crew before. The other day I watched a manager trainee look across the room and spot a customer patiently waiting for his food. Noticing the number on the table, he got the food and delivered it personally. Everyone, on that “team” works together. For them “Customer Service” is job

one. I mentioned these businesses as living examples of how to build a good customer base that will help you survive the coming “storm”. They are not the only local businesses with the right approach, but they are very good examples. Why do I care? My life will not be adversely impacted. So why do I want to help save our local business community especially those businesses not giving good services? Dumaguete City is my home. I want the money we spend here to nourish my community, my local businessmen, their families and employees. I will shop at

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persed to the critical areas of the city. Contrary to the claim of Mayor Agustin Perdices and Dumaguete City Chief of Police Leopoldo Cabanag that some policemen detailed at the city PNP were pulled out and assigned to the Provincial Command, Marquez said that he reduced the strength of the policeman at Camp Fernandez so they could be utilized by the Dumaguete PNP. programming is destructive or negative. We must believe in ourselves, in the person that God created us to be. We all have a natural vocation to love, to be friends who care and are concerned with the welfare of the other. I believe that we must – and can — transcend the distortions of the garbage around us and focus on the good, the positive, the upbuilding, what is lovable, right, honorable, and just. I believe that whatever my mind can conceive and believe, I can achieve! Therefore, I believe that, instead of limiting myself to an impersonal computer screen or text messages, I need to network, face to face, with family and friends, to spend time with each other, to laugh and cry, to nourish relationships, to become more human. Instead of following the pervasive suggestions of advertisements to become a shopaholic, I will network with the sun and the stars, with beaches of sand and the waves of the ocean, with flowers and trees, with my five dogs, with the wind in my mango tree. I will appreciate what I have, be it little or much, and be content. Robinson’s just like everybody else, but I also will not forget my local businessman who gave me such good service for so many years. For you local businessmen out there, be an Everyday Hero. Seek to improve your business practices, train your employees on customer service, and survive the challenge of our growing community. You customers out there, enjoy the enhanced lifestyle Robinson’s will bring but do not forget those that have served you well for so many years.


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ormer IBP president and law dean Atty. Joel Cadiogan Obar, voicing the sentiment of thousands of electric consumers, has filed a criminal complaint against the Noreco2 board members headed by its general manager, Ephraim Taclob, for alleged violation of Sec. 124 in relation to Sec. 84 of the Cooperative Code of the Philipines. Both sections of the code Ruiz asking the Noreco 2 Obar also claims that he concern the absolute right of management for the discon- was denied the following every member of the coop- nection of all illegal electri- documents: erative to access all books cal connections of Noreco 2 Validated data of illegal and records in pursuit of within his town. connections; copies of contransparency. The criminal Obar said the implica- tract between Noreco2 and complaint was filed with tions is that these list of al- Bussbar and Sumai ComAsst. City Prosecutor Jo- leged-non-paying electric pany; financing or loan docuseph Arnel Zerna last Mon- subscribers are the potential ments about these contracts. day March 9. No hearing is political leaders of the And “any requested docuyet scheduled. Noreco2 GM who plans to ments that may not be covObar complained that the run for mayor of San Jose ered within the provisions of records he was denied are : in 2010. Ruiz could look at the CDA may not be reThe Oct. 7 , 2008 letter these as potential political ri- leased” per GM’s memo of of San Jose Mayor Nelson vals. Turn to page 19

BY EDMUND SESTOSO he National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is now readying appropriate charges against some officials and members of the 79th Infantry Batallion of the Philippine Army for being allegedly involved in the killing and abduction of two farmer members of the militant Kapunungan Alang sa Ugma sa Gagmayng Mag-uuma sa Oriental Negros (KAUGMAON), an affiliate of the nationwide Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP). This was bared by Jo- organized by According to witnesses, seph Lagorra, provincial co- KARAPATAN and PCPR in the two who were earlier ordinator of the Promotion of exhuming the bodies of 25- reported as missing last JanuChurch People’s Response year-old Ronel Raguing and ary 31 and February 1 of this (PCPR) in an interview with Julito Quirante , 48 years old year were arrested by govthe members of the media. in Sitio Junob, Brgy. ernment troopers based in Forensic experts from Nagbinlod in Sta. Catalina Nagbinlod in Sta. Catalina the government’s investiga- town last Monday afternoon town. tive arm assisted the mem- where they are identified by Lagorra said that they bers of the fact finding team their families. Turn to page 19

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Yes, Virginia ! We’re growin’strawberries. BY EDMUND SESTOSO

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rovincial Board Member Atty. Saleto Erames, counsel of Noreco 2, has accused lawyer, Atty. Joel Obar of Reform Noreco2 Movement, of engaging in a “fishing expedition” after it had not found any violation at the Negros Oriental 2 Electric Cooperative (NORECO 2). . He said Noreco2 had already and officially given Obar free access to the records and for ninety days, he has not found anything objectionable, and continues with his “fishing expedition” hoping for a catch, but not a single fish, until now. Erames said that while he has not yet received an official copy of the criminal complaint filed by Atty. Obar, (now published by the CHRONICLE) when interviewed last Friday, said, he has already the idea of what the alleged charges are all about. Atty. Obar filed criminal charges against NORECO 2 General Manager Engr. Ephraim Taclob and all the members of the board of directors of the cooperative for allegedly violating provisions of the Cooperative Code

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elf-employed entrepreneur Dessie Mariano displays his products of bright red tasty strawberries fully grown in his strawberry farm in DobDob, Valencia. These strawberries are comparable to the delicious Baguio strawberries. Without much fun fare and no government support at all, he is now producing and supplying local supermarts with 50 kilos of strawberry every week. Given the right support and incentive by the proper agencies of government, he believes that strawberry industries in suitable areas like DobDob, Valencia, can become major suppliers of strawberries in the South.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines, Sunday MARCH 15, 2009 VOL. 35 No. 40 DepEd Sec. LAPUS he Central Visayas Command of the Philippine National Pol...

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