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VOL. 33 No. 41

Dumaguete City, Philippines,

GMA boys meet with opposition

Sunday

Corruption, yesbut heads roll too

MARCH 18, 2007

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Buzz back to his dream city P-2

PNP: Lalib is hot! Comelec: not yet

Its Art vs. Tuting in Dumaguete “Is that what friends are for?”

The Commission on Elections, conscious of its deficiency in manpower, plus strict law requirements, is hesitant in declaring the town of La Libertad as an election hotspot , even as the townsfolk there , its officialdom, and the public can feel the heat and the tension generated from this northern town, and fast extending to the whole first district of Oriental Negros. This is the offshoot of the recent ambush killing of seven civilians including a barangay captain who was a staunch supporter of Congressional wannabe Mayor Josy LImkaichong. She said it was politically motivated while a letter purportedly circulated by the left said that the NPAs claimed responsibility on the ambush-killing of seven civilians. LIMKAICHONG DOWNPLAYS NPA CLAIM. Limkaichong last Friday downplayed the “well-circulated” letter which allegedly stated that the Leonardo Panaligan Command of the New ADVINCULA

Atty. BENJAMIN COMELEC Provincial Supervisor

People’s Army has claimed responsibility in the ambush at Sitio Manluminsag, Bgy Mandapaton of La Libertad where seven civilians were killed including Bgy Aya Capt Lydio Baylon. They were on board a cobra cargo truck, when waylaid by a volley of fire from an elevated portion, a typical NPA-ambush style. The Mayor of La Libertad said that the letter’s content were lies. She said that those responsible merely passed the blame to the NPAs, because money might have changed hands, although Limkaichong admitted that Baylon was an anticommunist advocate and that he secured his barrio Aya from rebel intrusions. She also admitted there was a threat to Baylon’s life made earlier. Incidentally, Manluminsag in Mandapaon where the ambush was staged, is the bailiwick of Rep. Jing Paras, where its Barangay Captain Fabillar is an avid Paras supporter. But Rep Paras was quick to deny any

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This developed as exMayor Felipe Remollo decided to support Umbac and chose ex-Vice Mayor Woodrow Maquiling as the running mate of Umbac . Maquiling will run against incumbent VM William Ablong. Maquiling is described as a man of the masses and Mr. Samaria religious group while Ablong is is known

PMA’s only magna cum laude chooses Olive GMA boys EXCLUSIVE TO THE CHRONICLE. in lst district meet Villar: FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City – The Philippine he arbitration Military Academy (PMA) will hold the gradua“bolanteng?” T committee of the tion ceremonies for Class 2007 tomorrow, Monday, the 19 Arbitration

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nown President Arroyo loyalists have been openly seen meeting with Opposition senatoriable Manny Villar at the Bravo Golf Clubhouse Thursday, aside from attending Villar’s forum. This is an open secret that even Administration Turn to page 22 bets

day of the international women’s month of March. We in Negros Oriental are very proud of Cadet James Lowell P. Andaya, Jr., placed eighth among the alumnus of the Negros military academy’s top ten Oriental High School honor graduates this year. Cadet Lowell Andaya (NOHS) who is this year’s only Magna Cum Laude honoree among the 282 graduates of Turn to page 15 Cadet James Lowell Andaya,Jr. PMA this 2007. He

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inally, the battle lines are drawn: it’s reelectionist last-termer City Mayor Agustin Perdices, defending champion, against Lawyer and Crisis Management expert Board Member Atty Arturo Umbac, the challenger to city hall’s throne.

LAKAS-CMD coalition has reportedly chosen Olive Paras as the official Candidate of the coalition. Other party members under the Coalition are duty bound to follow the mandate the rules of the coalition. More on Page 7

as an uncompromising environmentalist who is more academically qualified and well traveled than Perdices, Umbac and Maquiling combined. Obviously, Remollo could foresee rough waters if the city slate were a three cornered fight. So he decides to wait possibly until 2010 when “the coast will be Turn to page 10-B

Most La Libertad folks mourning Baylon’s murder

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ost residents of La Libertad town are mourning the death of a barangay captain who with six other civilians were mercilessly killed in an ambush last week. Most folks in La Libertad do not believe that it was the NPAs who ordered the ambush. More on Page 11.

“Well for the man who is gracious and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice; he shall never be moved….” (Psalm 112)


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Trail The usual Dumaguete hospitality Campaign Loren takes commanding

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ormer Senator Loren Legarda topped the nationwide senatorial preference survey conducted by Pulse Asia from Feb. 28 to March 05, cornering 56.8 percent of the votes cast by 1,800 respondents to take a commanding 15.7-point spread over the second-running candidate.

Well, there is nothing to hide because at some point in time, some senators may have helped their local governments with their infrastructure projects. Politics is their business and they are experts on that. Two local cable stations covered the Villar visit and showed these on their news slots. It is an open secret that LGUs opt to support those whom they believe extend mutual help. Politics they say is addition, not subtraction. Just as voters are free whom to vote for (as long as there is a choice.) That is democracy in action.

TOP OF THE WEEK Motorists protest roadside inspection

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ommuters and drivers alike are up in arms after the Land Transportation Office Region 7 conducted roadside smoke emission tests that resulted to the apprehension of dozens of violators but at the inconvenience of many more. The personnel from the Re- Dumaguete as a requirement for gional Land Transportation Of- registration at the local LTO. Councilor Saleto Erames, fice are currently deployed here in the province and Dumaguete Chairman of the Committee in City in order to implement the Laws of the City Council called anti-smoke belching law after on the public to file a formal it received complaints that a lot complaint before the august of vehicles emitting black body so that it can conduct a hearing to discuss the smoke are plying the city and public matter. provincial routes. Regional LTO personnel, Interestingly, most of the who are staying here for the automobiles which flunked the next two weeks, shall be invited random inspection by the road- to justify their presence and side earlier passed the smoke purpose in coming over. emission test conducted by private testing centers operating in

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umaguete city might be growing, but not in terms of size, particularly of its roads, which could not keep pace with the growth of its population and number of vehicles in the Poblacion area. So while aggressively imple- as they go about their business. menting road widening and conIdle vacant lots can partly creting projects, the city govern- answer the need with the city ment would like to convert cer- government and the concerned tain vacant lots into temporary barangays seriously considering parking space to solve the wors- talking with the owners and seening problem of traffic in the cure their agreement for the downtown area and in outlying plan. barangays. In return, Mayor Agustin The predicament is made worse by the number of roads Perdices hinted that the city might offer some incentives to being used as terminals for mutlicabs for hire, tricycles and the owners like exemption from PUJ and by many other vehicles real estate taxes, plus an assurthat parked along the roads eat- ance for the return of these idle ing up precious room for both lots should they decide to put motorists and pedestrians to use up permanent structures in their properties.

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nowing that the only way to completely defeat the insurgency problem is not only by relying solely on the sheer force of the military, the government through the Department of Agriculture will release some Php 15M to build farm to market roads in order to spur economic activities in the hinterlands. Based on the recommenda- communist rebels battling govtion by the Provincial Develop- ernment forces for more than decades now claiming ment Council, two cities and three more than 50,000 thousand three municipalities will benefit lives. from the program designed to The farm to market roads facilitate the transportation of will be built in Bahian-Pal-iw, farm produce to the public mar- Tanjay City; KabanlotanMabunaw, Bais City; Malaunaykets. Valencia; In doing so, the Capitol Dobdob, Magsusunog-Banawe, hopes to earn the goodwill of Pamplona and Mantikilthe residents of these areas Tamlang Valley in Santa which are mostly infested with Catalina.

ooks like Bacong Mayor Rodolfo Yee is on a roll less than two weeks before he files his certificate of candidacy before the Commission on Election for his re election bid with an expected showdown with incumbent Vice-Mayor Lenin Alviola who is said to be trying to reclaim his old post. Yee has successfully after Yee expressed his desire to hurdled the cases stemming from press for Alviola’s prosecution the one filed by a dismissed wa- when he summarily assumed the ter meter reader of the Integrated office of the municipal mayor Waterworks Department. even after the former was able Very recently, the Court of to obtain a temporary restrainAppeals has nullified the order ing order which prevents the latissued by the Visayas Ombuds- ter from doing so. man suspending Mayor Yee for Meanwhile, Provincial Atsix months without pay. torney Erwin Vergara castigated This followed after the ap- those who spread rumors that he peals court earlier junked the is planning to run as mayor of criminal case filed by dismissed Bacong. He believes that this is employee Eve Morados for lack being spread by the opponents of Yee to create anxiety among of probable cause. Now, the tables are turned the mayor’s allies.

BY BUZZ GRIFFIN

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City of Gentle People”, has always been so to me.......again thank you to the friendly, kind, loving people of this great country! While I was away in U S I wrote a new book recently published, “Grate (sic.) America” in which

The No. 1 elected senator in 1998 with over 15 million votes, Loren has a 15.7-point spread over Lacson and a 17.4point margin over Pangilinan. “To say that I’m overwhelmed by this survey result is an understatement. This will inspire me further to reach out to as many of our kababayans, as what is physically possible, with

LOREN LEGARDA. Still on top.

Placing sixth to 12th were Manny Villar (35.0%), Joker Arroyo (34.5%), Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino (34.2%), Edgardo Angara ( 32.1%), Alan Peter Cayetano (30.9%), Gringo Honasan (27.3%) and Vicente Sotto (25.4%). Party-wise, GO got six seats while Team Unity had four of the 12 senatorial seats that will be contested in the May 2007 elections. Two independent candidates also made it to the Magic 12. Loren also topped the Jan. 25-29 Pulse Asia survey with her 46.6 percent giving her a 12-point spread over Lacson then. The first female to serve as majority floor leader of the Senate, Loren also topped a Malacañang-commissioned senatorial survey held from Feb. 24 to 27 with 1,500 respondents from 300 barangays nationwide.

In the Jan. 8 to 18 survey of Ibon Facts and Figures, Loren also emerged as the top candidate with 61 percent of total number of respondents voting for her.

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what’s left of the campaign period,” Loren said.

In that survey by a foreign polling firm, Loren got 62 percent of the votes for a 13-point spread over the secondrunning candidate. She also emerged No. 1 in the surveys conducted by the Social Weather Station from Sept. 2 to Oct. 2, 2006, getting 43 percent of the respondents’ votes, up by six points over Lacson with the latter having 37 percent.

be back”.........Please do not confuse my proclamation with, “I’ll be back” the popular call of our celebrity California , U S Governor Arnold “Terminator’ Schwatzenegger. I’m supposed to use correct English, I should say “:I am Back’. For sure, I am very happy to be back here again after 5+ years absence. Why did I leave? To make money in U S! Why else!! I wish to thank my old friends for the warm welcome I have been given since my arrival on March 2, 2007. I am lucky to be living in a waterfront Villa here where I swim almost every day. (If the sea is not rough.) Yes, Dumaguette, “The

Loren’s fellow candidate from the Genuine Opposition, Panfilo Lacson placed second in the latest Pulse Asia survey with 41.1 percent. Running third to fifth were independent candidate Francis Pangilinan ( 39.4%), GO candidate Francis Escudero (35.5%) and administration bet Ralph Recto (35.2%).

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”Dumaguete, My dream City” I DID RETURN !

“I am very happy and I take this survey result as an affirmation from the people for me to continue what I have been doing,” said Loren. “But I’ll do better than what’s expected of me if I’m elected anew to the Senate for I have not and will never let the Filipino people down.”

Another Ibon survey held late last year also saw Loren emerging as the most trusted Filipino public figure, getting the nod of 67 percent of the respondents.

Buzz Griffin

The author of landmark laws like the Clean Air Act, the Anti-Human Trafficking Law and the Anti-Domestic Violence Act, Loren has vowed to pursue legislation that will comprehensively address the intertwined problems of poverty, joblessness and hunger.


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Editorial Corruption, yes, but – fight is now stronger, more heads are rolling RP: the most corrupt in Asia? Maybe . But nobody is denying the fact that the culture of corruption has already even seeped and crept into several areas of Philippine society, the government specially and politics over many decades. But in fairness, we observe, this government is also undertaking a strong and steady effort to curb graft through the criminal justice system, administrative controls and procedural reforms. The records of the Sandiganbayan, the Ombudsman and the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission are there for all to see; and they certainly reflect an earnest effort by a government out to make a deep dent on corruption to drive greater from top to bottom in certain areas. All you have confidence in our political and economic stabil- to do is to talk to a “dis-favored contractor,” and ity. he will tell you the full story about the paper trail of corruption in government. We can still remember the greater plunder of our economy starting in the 60s since the rise But the good news is, there are more honand fall of the Marcos regime, and continued by est government officials and personnel than disthe perceived plunder of the Estrada administra- honest ones. The graft-prone people are those tion. That is why—until today—- our economy is handling the parameters of public funds which still recovering from the great plunders of the are quite tempting the bureaucracy a million past. Therefore it does not mean that we are the times. Yet there are more people in the adminisworse, it should mean —the past was worse. trative and external bureaucracy who never handle corruptible funds. We also know that corruption is a given from top to bottom, more in government, but less in Therefore, this present effort of government the private sector who are very vigilant in pro- to fight graft, is focused on the graft-prone revtecting private funds. We know that the squan- enue agencies that have upped their perforder and the plunder is in the public coffers, and mance over the recent years; agencies that are not in the private sector. in the frontline of day-to-day public services; and In the local level, just try to observe how gov- local governments that tend to be out of the antiernment biddings are conducted and awarded, corruption radar until now. and to whom. This will give you a partial picture of how extensive the malady of corruption is, Those who are accusing corruption we know, are not also exactly clean. There is even

Saving planet earth

Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

The environmental documentary on Global Warming as produced by former US vice-president Al Gore called “The Inconvenient Truth” must be seen by all. It should definitely be a “must- gradual if progressively consis- bon dioxide and smoke – these see” for all students. Municipalities tent thawing of the ice in the are clogging the atmosphere or barangays must show this to Antartica, Greenland, Alps, and traps the earth’s warmth their constituents for free and Gov- Alaska, Switzerland, Himlayas causing thawing of glaciers and ernment must show this to all its and the snow top hills in creating atmosphere disturemployees. Every home must Kilimanjaro of Africa, Peru, Ar- bances. watch this with parents and children gentina and Italy. This will cause The next 50 years or less will together. Private corporations must rising sea waters and will eat a be witnessed by this generation produce copies of this documen- substantial part of the land and our children – a global holotary-CD and give them away as mass now occupied by Beijing caust that will stagger even the wildgifts. and Shanghai in China, Calcutta est imagination of scientific fiction In less than 50 years – be- in India, San Francisco Bay writers. Shall we wait for this to hapcause of global warming – gla- Area, Florida, and Bangladesh pen? ciers which are melting- which can create hundreds of Fortunately, Al Gore says, threaten the source of potable millions of displaced refugees there is an intermediate time water of 40% of the world, sea that the world will have to feed between man’s disgust and delevels will rise causing floods so and shelter. Can we imagine spair over this Global Warming. that islands and continents lose that? There is still time to act. part of their earth to water. RivThe Manhattan area extending We enjoin people to use more ers are drying up and typhoons up to the site of the Twin Towers of gas-efficient bantam cars than the and tornados will be a common 9-11 will be completely under wa- gas guzzlers. Try to limit travel to place. Heat waves that killed ter. What about the islands of the what is necessary. Find a way to 35,000 at one time will be a regu- Philippines – of Boracay and get a substitute for pollution-heavy lar phenomenon. Old forms of Panglao islands? And our sand tricycles and motorcycles. Build animal life are slowly dying with bars? And Palawan? more trains and railways rather the change in climate. The culprit behind the Glo- than roads which will be used by In fact the 10 hottest years in bal Warming has been man him- oil and gas-using vehicles. history had occurred in the last 14 self. By using transportation, Understand how to control years – the hottest being 2005. machines, appliances and other less emission of carbon dioxide “The Inconvenient Truth” modern technologies that are to the atmosphere. Use electric thoroughly documented the inefficient and emit a lot of car- power that is environmental

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that saying that the critics of a corrupt government are the ones oozing to replace the present crooks, rather than clean the system. We believe, this administration is exhausting every means to deliver the payback of a strong peso to the consumers. Like the Lower power rates forthcoming, are the benchmark of socioeconomic stability and as a means to keep inflation low and generate more savings for the Filipino family. These are the beneficial trickle down effects of a strong economy on the lives of the people. RP: the most corrupt in Asia? Maybe, but more so , in government, not so much in the private sector. That is why, we must lead and join in the continued effort to CHANGE the corrupt public officials during this coming elections, hoping they will not only be replaced by the worse —–but the better—kind.

friendly (solar) and technologyefficient appliances and machines. Consume less so that industry need not produce more than what is necessary for man to survive. Plant tress – wherever you can – in backyards, parks, open fields (there are many nurseries giving free

seedlings) – grow orchards and create forests. At least, we are not alone in this mission. Big Governments, like the USA, are spending billions to make the hydrogen-powered cars affordable by the common man in the near future. In 2005, oneto of the Turn page 14

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Job Opening: BY DEMS DEMECILLO

Sen. Angara vows moves to sustain growth

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en. Edgardo Angara, the long est-serving senator in the coun try today, has vowed to institute measures that would sustain the growth of the Philippine economy if he wins a fourth term to the Senate. He said that the economic growth of the Philippines is real but he warned that leaders would lose the opportunity to sustain it if they continue wrangling instead of uniting for the common good. Angara recalled that when he was the sis. “As a senator, I have shown that I can work opposition leader and Senate President during the Ramos administration, he crafted leg- with others to propel the country forward,” he said of his track record, which he cited as the islation that solved the country’s power criTurn to page 22

LOREN pushes empowerment and protection of women

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O senatorial candidate Loren Legarda, author of landmark laws penalizing domestic violence and human trafficking, said yesterday that all candidates in the May 2007 elections should inform the public about their stand on various women’s issues. “As women are men’s co- women. “Not only senatorial candiequal partners in nation-building, all candidates must be dates, but all candidates,” Loren ready to debate women’s is- stressed. She added that candisues,” said Loren in response dates should also make known to a call for senatorial candi- the courses of action they intend dates to tackle the social, la- to take to address women’s isbor and other concerns of sues if elected into office.

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t’s a case where spouses would like to take over the posts to be vacated by their partners. And it is causing the town police chief some sleepless nights. In the aftermath of the ambush slaying of Barangay Aya Captain Lydio Baylon, La Libertad Chief of Police Senior Inspector Oscar Tan is worried that should the candidates for the congressional and mayoralty contests file their certificates of candidacy the volatile political situation in the town might escalate. Expected to formalize her bid for the 1st District seat of the House of Representative is Olive Paras, wife of incumbent Congressman Jing Paras, former Congressman Jerome Paras, Jing’s brother and La Libertad Mayor Jocelyn Limkaichong. Unconfirmed reports say that Limkaichong’s very own husband Lorenz is bent on taking over her place at the municipal hall. On the other hand, Jing Paras is said to be rooting for Engineer Boo Moreno while former

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f plans do not miscarry, the election for the vice-mayoralty position will prove to be a rematch between incumbent Vice-mayor William Ablong and former Vice-mayor Woodrow Maquiling after the latter was endorsed by former mayor Ipe Remollo who decided to withdraw his earlier plans to join the mayoralty race. Instead, Remollo’s camp has coalesced with Board Member Arturo Umbac’s and earned the privilege to nominate his choice for vice-mayor and four councilors. For his part, Ablong welcomed the possible rematch between him and Maquiling as he expressed confidence that his track record will carry him to a resounding victory in the polls. He hopes that Maquiing would be strong

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Perdices cites track record

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ncumbent Mayor Agustin Perdices took strong exception to observations that his administration has not done anything in the past six years. He twitted the other camp for always making promises while he has already delivered the goods. He counted the opening of numerous roads and the concreting of many others as among his many accomplishments. Perdices claims that about Php 72 million has been given by President Gloria MacapagalArroyo in order to pave the Silliman Avenue, north and south roads. His closeness with the President would also translate for more projects to be poured in the city under his leadership. Board Member Arturo Umbac’s slate is running under the Genuine Opposition after opposition stalwart Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay reportedly convinced him to go against Perdices who is a known ally of the adminis

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VM Ablong unfazed by Maquiling’s entry

As a senator in the 11th and 12th Congress, Loren promoted social equality for women in the areas of equal job opportunities, their protection from abuse in the workplace and at home, as well as the provision of ample health care for them. Outside of Congress, Loren has been pushing the welfare of women through livelihood and skills programs. She also established the Bessie Legarda Foundation to fight breast cancer in the Philippines — one of the top killers of women worldwide. During a visit to the Philippines of Japanese lawmakers, the then Senator Legarda

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ow, the political battle lines in the municipality which hosts the world famous Apo Island are getting clearer. And it is turning into a classic case where the old timers would like to make a grand comeback at the expense of someone who used to be their ally not so long ago but has since become the biggest obstacle standing in their way. Former mayors Atty. Jeffry Araula and Felicimo Dodo Deliña have combined forces to boot out from the municipal hall praised by some as the most awarded mayor this town ever had. Araula will be the mayoralty candidate while Deliña is his running mater. Their comptete council slate will be announced just

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DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE (WITH HEREDITARY SHARES AND ADJUDICATION) NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late MAXIMINO G. FUTALAN have filed and executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate (With Hereditary Shares and Adjudication) on Parcel No. I, TDN 99-16-011-00851; Parcel No. II, TDN 04-15-003-00733, Lot No. No. 3908, Pls 659-D, OCT No. 10484; Parcel No. III, TDN 99-16-003-00120, TDN 99-16-00300121, TDN 99-16-003-00107, Lot Nos. 906 & 903; Parcel No. IV, OCT No. 2374, Lot No. 1499, Pls-659-D, TDN 99-16-02500216; Parcel No. V, TDN 99-16-025-00824, with OCT 8692, Lot No. 5054-C; Parcel No. VI, TDN 99-16-025-01189, Lot No. 5063-B; Parcel No. VII, TDN 99-16-025-00146, Lot No. 1547-G; Parcel No. VIII, TDN 99-16025-00180, Lot No. 1509-A; Parcel No. IX, TDN 05-15-025-01472, Lot No. 1511-A; Parcel No. X, OCT No. 2374, Lot No. 5371, Pls-659-D, TDN 99-16-025-01144; and a Bank Deposit at Land Bank-Dumaguete City Branch, Savings Account No. 0291661-80, in the amount of P44,460.62 in the name of Maximino G. Futalan, per Doc. No. 77, Page No. 16, Book No. II, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Atty. Fructuoso B. Mongcopa, Jr. The Negros Chronicle March 4, 11 & 18, 2007

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OLIVE DECLARED THE OFFICIAL CANDIDATE OF THE ADMINISTRATION COALITION

Cong. Jing Paras “

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n the Friday, March 16, 2007 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, in page A 21, Ray Roquero, LAKAS-CMD Executive Director stated that the coalition of leaders comprising the Arbitration Committee has declared Free Zones in the Provinces of Batangas, Pangasinan and Pampanga, the bailiwicks of Secretary Eduardo Ermita, Speaker de Venecia and President Macapagal Arroyo respectively. Roquero further stated, that in contentious areas across the country, 90 percent of the conflicts have already been settled by the Arbitration Committee. This means that a common candidate, dubbed as official candidate of the coalition, enjoys both national funding and local machinery of the administration and are supported by political parties belonging to the administration. For example in the fourth district of Pangasinan, Speaker de Venecia is the common coalition candidate. KAMPI is not fielding any candidate in this district… Lastly Roquero stated that the Arbitration Committee is comprised of Speakers de Venecia and Representative Marcelino Libanan (for LAKAS), Camarines Sur Representative Luis Villafuerte (KAMPI), Rizal Representa-

tive Jack Duavit (Nationalist Peoples Coalition – NPC), Manila Mayor Lito Atienza (Liberal Party), National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales (Partido SosyalistaDemocratiko ng Pilipinas – PDSP) and former Representative Miguel Romero (Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino – LDP).” In the Province of Negros Oriental, First District Representative Jacinto “Jing” Paras stated, that the Arbitration Committee has likewise decided to choose and declare OLIVIA P. PARAS or Olive Paras as the official candidate of the coalition. This means that other parties, who are members of the administration coalition cannot nominate any other candidate because they are bound by the agreement to choose OLIVE as their only candidate. All these information was learned from Rep. Jing Paras of the First District.

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ne way of coming to terms with the animosity of the other person towards us is to place ourselves in his or her situation. In this way we are able to view things from the perspective of the one who has something against us. We should view it, not only intellectually but emotionally as well. The Eskimos have a rule for it: “Walk in the other person’s moccasins.” Or, as we ourselves say it, “Put your feet in the other person’s shoes.” In other words, we need to probe into Dr. PROCESO UDARBE what goes on beneath the surface of what we perceive as an offensive act or a cruel word. Sometime ago, I came across Sermon on the Mount lies one a book, The Face of the Enemy. of the ingredients of a healthy The main thought of the book is that personality – a reconciling we tend to visualize the face of an spirit. He makes it specific. opponent as hideous, monstrous, Therefore if you bring your gift ugly. But if we are to live out the to the altar, and you remember that Sermon of the Mount, we have to your brother or sister has somebe objective about our adversary. thing against you, leave the gift at What is behind his animosity to- the altar, first be reconciled to your wards me? What are the secret brother or sister, then you may burdens that have sapped his ob- come to the altar to offer your gift. jectivity? What is there about him The point therefore for us is or his background that makes him we cannot compartmentalize the way he is? Or is he sick of our life with God. We cannot say something that makes him so an- “let me be religious, come to guished. church, say my prayers, take Turn to page 19 In the words of Jesus in the

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he witness of a father’s love for his son speaks a r more eloquently of God’s love than does the c a l l for justice of the elder son. I am not saying that justice is unimportant, it is! However, there is also a time for mercy and love, particularly if it is quite clear that the person who has sinned is repentant and seeking to reform his or her life. We should all seek to live just and holy lives, but essential to such a life will be the graces of mercy and forgiveness. f

Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 The tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to him, but the Pharisees andTurn scribes began16 to to page complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with

WITH the election of new members of Congress, concern is now high as to whether the population bills will finally be passed into law. People behind them are campaigning hard to get the numbers to pass them. a much graver conflict, just one more These bills are highly contentious. front in a frontierless war between faith They have provoked a truly sharp clash and ideology, between good and evil. of positions not showing signs of easJust the same, the battle in Coning up. Philippine society has been paingress is crucial, for its outcome can fully divided as a consequence. significantly transform the complexThe focus of contention has ion of our society. It can open a long shifted from the text and conPandora’s box. It can be a wedge tent of the bills, obviously written to through which many other more corsound harmless and benevolent, to rupting elements can ruin marriages the kind of people, institutions and and break up families. ideologies behind them. Whatever relief or help the bills We have to understand that the can give seem to be only temporary whole shebang is only a thumbnail of a and shallow. But relief can also be much larger picture, a mere shadow of provided by other more acceptable sources. What is clear is that these bills can inflict a deeper and more serious and lasting damage to our culture and ethos. This is no exaggeration. In fact, I hope I am exaggerating. I know that those promoting these population control and family planning bills will cry that this way of looking at the situation is uncalled for. I understand them perfectly. But while it is good to be trusting, it is better to be prudent. And in this case, prudence is a result of extensive experience and consistent data gathered worldwide indicating a systematic plan to subvert the very Christian sense of morality. The issue is not really

poverty and overpopulation. If it were just poverty and other social problems, then by all means, we have to go all out in finding the most effective, most practical and cheapest means. But the issue is not that. The issue is morality. It is our understanding of freedom, responsibility, truth, etc. that is at stake here. There is a most treacherous attempt to undermine morals, using the most seductive arguments. We are told that we should just be practical, and leave aside the luxury of considering the moral aspects. Why, is it not very moral to be able to eliminate poverty and curb overpopulation? It’s a tired yarn, but many still fall for it. That is why it is important that everyone is

vigilant and generous in helping to clarify the issue. For what is before us is a big challenge, requiring tremendous effort and resources. We cannot exaggerate the problems and difficulties involved. In defending the truth, what is basically used is also the truth, the truth about us as persons, as children of God, and as responsible social beings and citizens of a certain country. But it is also truth that can only be given in charity. This is the teaching of the Church, the example of Christ. It cannot be any other way. The goal is not to find out who is right and wrong, who is more clever or practical or popular. The goal is to convert all to Christ. And this can

FR. ROY CIMAGALA only be reached through grace, through prayers, through faithful adherence to the doctrine of our faith, through the sacraments and virtues. This cannot be done by use of force or tricks. No matter how stubborn and dense, no matter how wrong we are, we need to be respected in our freedom. This approach, of course, is not easy at all. But neither is it an impossible one. As long as one is really with God, he will be with the truth, and he will manage to live, affirm and defend it in charity, no doubt about that. Bottom line: use more the supernatural and spiritual means without neglecting any human means available to us.

HISTORICAL NOTES

Unpleasant Truths About Politics BY: REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN. JR. fter more than six months in Jaro, Iloilo, American Bishop Frederick Z. Rooker sent a letter to the Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. Dated May 9, 1904, it was a 14-page letter, the importance of which was the subject of various historical studies done here and abroad. The opening statement said in part: “you asked me to write you, after I had been here long enough to be able to collect information Author with bronze bust of Bishop Rooker at the Cathedral compoung and from a reasonable opinion, and let you know what I might think of the conditions existing “Nearly every one of here and what I might suggest ing themselves to the front among their own people, and them was an officer of the infor their improvement.” Bishop Rooker noted: “I then seizing power and au- surrection against American have waited longer than the in- thority for the purpose of dis- occupation, either in its civil terests which are entrusted to tributing the spoils among or in its military branch, and most unfortunately the my care required because I themselves.” He further hit out at the American government purwanted to be sure that certain unpleasant things really ought provincial and local leaders: “It chased peace, or the travesty to be said… It grieves me, as must be remembered that they of peace and good order an American, to have to say count but a very few in their or- which exists here today, by this, but unless the truth be re- ganization, and that they do not giving the offices of the civil alized there can be no hope of in any sense represent the Fili- government to them.” “The Federal Party conpino people. They are simply a a change for the better.” Not mincing words, the group of unscrupulous adven- sists simply and only of officeJaro Bishop drew attention turers, and the awful pity is that holders, and the offices are disto the Federal Party: “They our government should ever tributed as rewards for having are a crowd of people who have given them any impor- fought against the coming of had nothing to lose and the tance or had any dealings with the Americans. I doubt if, in all the chance of gain by … push- them.” Turn to page 11

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The Power of Choice By: Os Hillman

Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve…As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. –– (Joshua 24:15)

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ventually, however, they made that one bad choice. As a result, you and I are confronted every day with a myriad of good and bad choices. You can choose to pray or not pray, read your Bible or not read your Bible, go to church or not go to church. You can choose to walk according to the flesh or according to the Spirit. You and I face countless choices like that every day, and we eventually make some bad ones. Other than the Holy Spirit in your life, the greatest power you possess is the power to choose. Someone has said that pure Christianity lies in the exercise of the will. The animal kingdom operates out of divine instinct. But we are created in the image of God, which means we have a selfoperated, independent will. The essence of temptation is to function independently of God. The basis for temptation is legitimate needs. Sinful behavior is often a wrong attempt at meeting your basic needs. The real issue here is are you going to get your needs met by the world, the flesh and the devil, or are you going to allow God to meet your needs “according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19)? It’s an issue of identity and maturity. The more you understand your identity in Christ, the more you will grow in maturity. And the more mature you become, the easier it will be for you to choose to live your life in dependence on your heavenly Father. Lord, I determine to exercise my great power of choice to live in momentby-moment dependence on You today.


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

MY JOURNEY WITH CANCER If Slaughterhouses are made of Glass How safe is our food? Those who have cancer are usually ad vised by their doctors to minimize on eating meat beyond the size of a matchbox. In Don Colbert”s book, “What mals which are harmful to huwould Jesus Eat?”, he describes a mans. He cited the old way in the typical modern slaughterhouse which process beef. To meet the in- biblical times how the animals creasing demand for meat in highly were slaughtered in a humane developed countries, productivity is way. This process was called given priority which is of course fol- shehitah. This was intended to MUFFET lowed by huge profit. cause the least amount of pain on DOLAR The cattle follow a narrow the animal and to extract the most single line until a worker fires a amount of blood. This was folVILLEGAS bolt gun with retractable metal lowed by a longer procedure, to rod into the steer’s forehead. It make sure that the meat is really should be precise to make the fit for human consumption. This animal unconscious. But due to may sound complicated and te- e-mail: production quota, sometimes an dious, but when health is at stake, Blue_bell57@yahoo.com animal is not really knocked why not go through the right prodown even if it received a second cess? He suggests that free range or third blow. Some are conscious while they are being “dis- cattle is a better choice, and the membered”. If a live animal is meat should be prepared in a being killed piece by piece, fear “Kosher” way. He noted that free range and pain cause the animals’ muscles to contract and their ar- cattle has lower fat content, teries to constrict which allows and not cooped up in small them to hold blood in their tis- pens. They do not have the sues and meat. Fear and pain can overabundance of antibiotics, also produce hormones from ani- pesticides Turn to page 15 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234

THINKING FREE A short message to the graduates

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e happy. Enjoy. The successful culmination of you and your parents’ labor and sacrifice deserves to be celebrated. Then, continue to work hard. ply what you have imbibed from the Whether it is in high school or in colbooks. lege or in working after college, the If you are a doctor, do not use formula remains the same: - work your medical books as cushion on your seat to accommodate hard. Was it Shriver or Colsen (?) your idle buttock. who said: - Identify your passion, If you are a lawyer, do not use pursue your dream, work hard, the Civil Code as a pillow on your lazy pray hard, learn from your misbed. takes, handle your success well, Be alive! then enjoy life and engulf the A big-time lawyer from Manila “honey of success”. told his audience (IBP members) True happiness lies in being proof his experience in his first case ductive. The element of labor is an in court. He was hired as defense essential ingredient of happiness. counsel in a seduction case. He One cannot be truly happy if he just was very happy when his client wallows in the wealth of his ancesoffered a sizeable amount for his tors which he will eventually lose if attorney’s fees. His happiness he opts not to work anymore. was short-lived because in his We see scions of wealthy asfirst appearance in court, he alcendants who end up as vagamost fainted when a lawyer stood bonds in the wilderness of exup and said: “Your Honor, I appear treme poverty. As drug addicts. as Private Prosecutor”. Then and As fools. Social derelicts wanderthere, he learned that his opposing with no fixed habitation, with ing counsel in the case was Atty. no one who cares and no one to Vicente Francisco, the best love. “criminal lawyer” the country has If you are a commerce graduever produced. He wanted to with ate, you may go to business and apTurn to page 10-A

BY SALE TO J. ALETO ERAMES

Footsteps and Fingerprints

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ast Wednesday, March 14, the Philippine Daily INQUIRER came out with this screaming headline: RP ‘most corrupt’ in Asia.

———————— This news report was based on let us not question the integrity of a survey summary of the Hong the survey results. Kong-based Political and Economic ————————— Risk Consultancy (PERC). Polled That we have corruption in our were 1,476 expatriate business from country is not news. We know this all 13 countries and territories in Asia. along and have accepted this shame100 were working in the Philippines ful fact as a virus in our way of life. for the period from January and Feb- The culture of corruption is ingrained ruary. The findings were released to in our system. prestigious Agence France Presse ————————— (AFP). But to be branded, and docu————————mented and that, at the ‘most corIn a scale of ten (10) zero (0) rupt’ among 13 countries and terriis the best possible grade and ten tories in Asia is just too much. Ev(10) as the worst score. The Phil- ery decent Filipino should be jolted ippines got nine point forty (9.40) into consciousness for this assault thus overtaking Indonesia, last on our sense of national pride. year’s most corrupt nation. So ————————there you are. At this point in time Turn to page 18

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

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ast weekend I co-facilitated a Steward Leaders’ course in Baguio for 27 BCBP leaders of the Northwest Luzon Region. One of the activities we did was to list down on a piece of paper all our activities for a typical day in our life, beginning with the hour that we awoke, ending with the hour that we slept. Then these activities were evaluated as to their importance and urgency using a Prioritization Matrix. Which of the activities ercise, building relationare those that MUST be done ships, etc. (urgent and important)? ExActivities that are clasamples are crisis situations, sified as urgent but not imporprojects with a deadline, tant, quadrant C activities, inthings that demand immedi- clude some telephone calls, ate attention. These are interruptions at the office, quadrant A activities. some meetings especially Which activities are those with no agenda. And those that SHOULD be then there are those quadrant done (important, but not ur- D activities that are not urgent gent)? These quadrant B and not important (read this activities could include “time wasters”) like watching planning, having your anTurn to page 14 nual medical checkup, ex-

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La Libertad MOURNS the murder of Aya’s barangay captain Lydio Baylon and six other innocent civilians . . . .

“Buotan Kaayo si Papa !” MGA PANGUTANA SA TAGA LA LIBERTAD

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Dili katuohan nga ang NPA mao ang mibanhig kang Barangay Kapitan Lydio Baylon tungod kay ang NPA dili mo-apil ug pamatay sa mga innocenting civilian sama sa gihimo nila sa ambush didto sa sitio Manluminsag,La Libertad; Busa, ang mga autoridad sa PNP ug ARMY gisuta karon ug maayo kun kinsa gayud ang KLARO nga mimando niadtong mga tampalasang miambush kanila; Nganong adunay duha ka kotse o SUV nga nakita didto haduol sa ambush nga lugar? Ang NPA mo-target sa ilang tuyo, dili i-apil ang mga civilian busa, KLARO kayo ang pangutana: kinsa ang mi-mando? Kung si Kapitan Baylon adunay mga atraso,kinsa man ang iyang gipamatay o giabusahan kaniadto? Taga-I kami sa ngalan sa mga nabiktima ni Baylon; Nganong daghan man ang kopya sa sulat kunohay sa NPA nga mikalat, ug gikan man kini sa Guihulngan? Ang NPA mosulat lamang sa media ug dili i-sabwag ang ilang sulat sa kadalanan; • Ang ambush ug pamatay sa innocenting civilian dili makaayo sa kausa sa NPA, nganong ila man kining buhaton sa Manlumnisag, ug dili sa barangay Aya mismo nga taga didto man si Baylon? • Among gipangayo ug gi-demanda ang Justisya kang Baylon ug alang sa 6 nga napatay sa ambush. Hinaut nga mapatin-aw unta kini sa taga NPA kay sa pagka karon, walay motuo nga ang NPA ang mibanhig sa innocenting civilian. Kinsa man kaha sila?


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he constitutional democracy under which the Filipino Peoples live today remains strong and tall as it under goes several trials that progresses it towards political maturity. However, the same democracy is being threatened by its own weaknesses which the forces of darkness schemefully and by skillful machination were able to operate in order to establish a new social and political order that may be good in appearance and modalities but demagogue in substance. Communism as an alternative has always been there as an idea of governance irrespective of Joma Sison, Satur Ocampo and the rest of them. It has outlived MARCOS, AQUINO, RAMOS, ERAP and surely the GMA ADMINISTRATION will not be an exception as it may even be the best reason for the idea of communism to metamorphose into a full grown socio-political structure in our country. In his letters, the great historian and philosopher Dr. William Henry Scott said : “A prophet, it has been well said, is a man who feels fiercely. He feels fiercely about the evil in the world which God created good. Old Testament prophets spoke out God’s wrath against those he appointed stewards over his creation but who disobeyed and betrayed his trust. Thus, their favorite target was injustice or unrighteousness”. Those were the true prophets who were never interested in the honors and treasurers that Worldly powers could confer. They were not recruiting membership into their territories nor have they promised dividends by way of wealth and power. They simply preached the standards of righteousness and warned the people of God’s teachings of wisdom and truth. They were men of courage who chastised the rich and humiliated the powerful. Today however, prophets who despise and scorn the existing political and

social order envisions the establishment of their own with a promise of dividends of better life and endowment of human power. Scary indeed! Yes of course, the evils of our government are not to be condoned or left unrebuked, but nevertheless the forces of darkness should not be allowed to prevail. The Holy Writing says: “Listen to me my people; hear me my nation; the law will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations. My righteousness draws near speedily; my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations” (Isaiah 51: 4-5). There shall only be one source of law, righteousness and salvation – Jesus of Nazareth. In our world today, the messengers of reforms, be it democracy or communism or Islamism, have advocated, if not adopted, violence as a means of attaining their objectives. They raised their voices, clenched their fists, fired their guns, detonated their bombs, pointed

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Mahalaga ang pag-aaral na ito upang malaman ng bawat estudyante ang tamang oras sa paggamit ng cellphone, at upang mabatid nila ang nakakabuti at di nakabubuti sa paggamit nito. Sa pag-aaral na ito pinapapahalagahan ang estado ng estudyante sa pag-aaral kung mayroong cellphone. Sa panahon ngayon marami nang teknolohiya ang nalimbag, isa na rito ang cellphone. Oo, importante nga ang cellphone dahil kung saan man tayo naroon pwede lang nating tawagan ang ating mga magulang kung mayroon kang kinakailangan o may emergency. Pero, ito rin naman ay masamang impluwensya sa mga estudyante, nakatutulong nga ito ngunit ito rin naman ang dahilan kung bakit tamad na silang mag-aral. Minsan nga ay hindi sila nakikinig sa kanilang guro habang itoy nagtatalakay sa kanilang leksyon, at dahil din sa pag-tetext, wala ng oras ang mga estudyante sa kanilang pag-aaral.

Atty. Joel Cadiogan Obar their fingers, corrupted their coffers, abused their powers, and yet they proclaim their self-made righteousness. On the contrary, Jesus quietly undermined the unjust and violent society in which he lived by preaching disrespect and contempt for the ideals that society most adored – wealth and power. The thieves and prostitutes He coddled; the outcast and the lepers He embraced; the hungry and the despised He exalted; the fishermen He made his disciples. In simple terms, Jesus has set the standard operating procedures of genuine and lasting reforms in our society. Brethren, “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggles is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the WORD OF GOD” (Ephesians 6:11-17). Perhaps the troubles and adversities of our modern world are so endemic because we are missing the most effective, though meek, and eternal solution – THE WORD OF GOD – and “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, AND TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH” (Acts 1:8). Amen!

Unpleasant ... From page 8 thousands of natives who are employed by the government, one hundred can be found who dared in times past express a favorable opinion of American occupation.” Having links with those in the Federal Party like Jose Luzuriaga of Negros Occidental, the office-holders in the province of Negros Oriental simply had gotten their appointments, beginning in 1901, from the Philippine Commission headed by Gov. William H. Taft. “You asked me, Mr. President, to suggest what ought to be done. In general, my suggestion would be first, the establishment here of a real, honest, strong American government, and the cleaning out of all the insurrectos who now, possessing the offices, hold the country by the throat, and who alone are prospering and growing fat.” In the heat of the 2007 May election, the people are to be in search of the pleasant truths for public officials to be accountable at all times, who serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty and efficiency.

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NOVENA TO ST. JUDE O, Holy St. Jude the Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue, rich in miracle. Near Kinsman to Jesus Christ. Faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need. To you I have resoursed 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. In return, I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. St. Jude, pray for us and all who invoked thy aid. Amen. Pray this 9 times a day for 9 consecutive days, On the eight day your prayers will be answered, for this prayer has never known to fail. Please don’t forget to publish this once your wish is granted. /YGH

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PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT Holy Spirit thou make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideal. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and who are in all instances of my life with me. In short dialogue, I want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the materials desires may be. I want to be with You and my love ones in your perpetual glory. Amen. (Pray this for 3 consecutive days without stating one’s wish. On the 3rd day it will be granted no matter how difficult it is. Promise to publish this prayer as soon as your wish is granted.)/ YGH

PERSONAL PRAYER TO BLESSED MOTHER

(Never Known To Fail) O Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this necessity or Star of the Sea, help me and show me, herein you are my mother. O Holy Mary I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my Heart to succor me in this necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. Oh show me herein You are my Mother. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands (3x). Thank you for your Mercy toward me and being mine. Amen. (This prayer must be said for three days and after three days, your request will be granted and the prayer must be published). Thank you Holy Spirit./YGH

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 43 Tanjay City Stationed at Dumaguete City SP PROC. NO. 262 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRY AS TO SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF JINGLE NOTIVO GIMOL, JINGLE NOTIVO GIMOL, Petitioner, -vsTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF PAMPLONA, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent,

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

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

ORDER Finding the verified petition filed on February 26, 2007 for adoption of Ana Eunica Beatriz G. Reyes, born in Guihulngan, Oriental Negros on June 28, 1991 by petitioner Dorothea A. Reyes to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby ordered that the same be set for hearing on June 6, 2007 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before this Court. Petitioner prayed that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order be issued to the effect that thenceforth, the person, ANA EUNICA BEATRIZ G. REYES, be freed from all legal obligations or obedience and maintenance with respect to her natural parents, and be, to all legal intents and purposes, the child of the Petitioner and that her surname be maintained to REYES which is the surname of the said Petitioner. Any interested party, may file a written opposition or contest the petition on valid ground, and may appear on the date, hour, and place set forth in order that the same may be heard. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Oriental Negros and the cities of Bais, Bayawan, Dumaguete, Tanjay, and Canlaon at the expense of the petitioner, once a week for three consecutive weeks. Let copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, The Local Civil Registrar, and Atty. Carlos M. Cainglet, counsel for the petitioner. The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office of the Municipality of Guihulngan, Negros Oriental is hereby directed to conduct a case study of the child and the so called adopters, and to submit its report and recommendation at least thirty (30) days before the scheduled date of hearing. SO ORDERED. March 5, 2007, Guihulngan, Negros Oriental, Philippines. The Negros Chronicle March 11, 18 & 25, 2007

(Sgd.) MARIO O. TRINIDAD Presiding Judge

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RMG cop positive in paraffin test

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f the results of the paraffin test is to be believed only one among the seven members of the Regional Mobile Group of the Philippine National Police fired their guns during a stand off inside their Mabinay camp. Earlier, their colleague P01 Danilo Icot was killed after he engaged them in a shootout due to an apparent misunderstanding. But PNP Provincial Director P/S Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe said, the paraffin test should no be the main basis for concluding that they did not fire their guns at all. Dumaguete City showed that The tests conducted at only P01 Mac Arthur the Crime Laboratory in Masicampo was positive for

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Father kills son, injures six more

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olice are now readying parricide and frustrated homicide charges against a certain Michael Palomar, 27, after he suddenly attacked his family inside their home in Barangay Danawas, Bindoy using a long bolo. It was noticed that the suspect exhibited abnormal behavior before the incident and even while already in detention which suggest that he might be mentally unstable prompting authorities to seek a medical certification from the mental institution in Talay, Dumaguete City. Investigation showed that Palomar hacked his wife Janice, five year old son John Ken, three year old daughter Mae Turn to page 14 Cris, youngest son Mike

Suspect: “not guilty” on slay charges

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anuel Jarabe Jr. and Diego Beejay Bustanillo, the two suspects for the killing of a young entrepreneur identified as Francis John Chino Perez pleaded “not guilty” on the charges against them before Branch 41 of the Regional Trail Court presided by Judge Aracelli Alafriz. According to Atty. Saleto Erames, counsel of the victim, the Perez family were elated that the arraignment finally pushed through after some delays. Meanwhile, a misunder- single, of Barangay San Franstanding over a carabao led to cisco, Sta. Catalina. It was the shooting of 21 year old learned that the victim tried Rico Lagunay Abarquez, Turn to page 14

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he decomposing body of a 23 year old man was found floating at sea in Barangay Poblacion, Pamplona. He was later identified as Richie Catacutan who went missing a few days before. His 11 year old nephew who was then grazing the family’s carabao was the first person to see the body and called for help. In a medico legal report, was last seen alive evening of municipal health officer Dr. March 10 while on his way Rogelio Cadli found that the home. But investigators have victim sustained gun shot wounds in the left stomach yet to establish the motive of and back. He also had a stab the murder including the idenwound in the neck. Catacutan tity of the suspects.

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Life Management ...

From page 4 biggest retailer Wal-Mart make a sweeping Green Commitment and G.E. is investing in billions to invest in non-polluting technology. Bank of America, the largest retail bank, committed US$20Billion to fertilize Green business Policies – considered to be the “largest environmentally friendly” corporate decision in history. In real terms B of A will fund energy-frugal buildings word-wide, give cheaper interest rate to homes that are energy-efficient, finance energy-efficient technologies, and invest in platforms for reforestation and wildlife conservation. 30 banks including Goldman Sacks, the big Citibank Group and J.P. Morgan are signatories to the so-called Equator Principle that will make environment risk part of the analysis in dealing with clients. Environmental Rating Standards are now being used to measure appraisal of assets and granting of loans. Higher interest rates are imposed on more environmentally-harmful undertakings. Even in the Philippines, most firms with manufacturing and even service groups like resorts now need ECC or Environmental Compliance Clearance before any credits will be given. Or permits to operate are released. Things are getting stricter. There are even microfinance groups abroad that lend to rural folks them to buy gas stoves instead of cutting firewood for cooking – to preserve the trees. We are aware of at least one German agency out to lend money for people and firms to

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gunpowder burns while the other officers namely P01s Reynante Yap, Nodeilon Dagodoc, Alexander Lado, Gil Quilope, Domingo Oplimo and their commanding officer Inspector Reynaldo Rasca tested negative. Authorities are still awaiting for the results of the ballistics examination on the service firearms of the policemen before the filing of charges to those proven to be at fault.

in Sitio Malatapay, Zamboanguita. Local policemen who conducted the investigation said that the couple dined at the resort’s canteen when the crime occurred. Among the items stolen were 2 units of Ericson cell phones with camera, Olympus digital camera, MP3 player, credit cards, wallets, Php 9,000 cash and personal effects.

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

Father ... From page 13 John whose left elbow was severed, his own 72 year old mother Victoria, the village chief and his son. The victims sustained wounds in different parts of their bodies and are recuperating at the Bindoy District Hospital and Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital.

Suspect: ... From page 13 to mediate between relatives who were quarreling after the cow destroyed some newly grown plants. However, the suspect identified as Paciano Bangay allegedly shot and wounded Abarquez. Bangay later yielded with his .45 Caliber pistol to the authorities.

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From page 9 TV for no reason at all, malling just to take up time between appointments, busy work (trying to look busy at doing nothing), spending 3 hours chatting during the 15-minute coffee break. Crises arise when our activities are mainly quadrant C and D activities. Life becomes more organized and meaningful when we spend our time in quadrant B activities, planning our life and managing our time well. I find that prioritizing my activities results in a more ordered and simplified life style. I have more time to do the things that matter to me because I do not have to deal with very urgent matters since my planning enreplant trees designed to prevent flashflood and killer landslides in specific areas. All these represent sparks of Hope (not of the James type variety, we are sure) that the future may not be lost. If we can extend the world disaster predicted by Gore to 150 rather than 50 years, it will be an achievement for mankind. A giant step forward or humanity; a vote or Mother Earth. Will you be one of the environmental warriors we need today?

ables me to be proactive, thereby avoiding crisis situations. Generally, my hours become more productive and fulfilling. Some call this Time Management; I prefer to call it Life Management. Why? It is never enough for us to just be in control of the use of our time. In the end, the way we spend our time influences the way we manage our life. Do I have time to take advantage of opportunities that come knocking at my door? Or am I so busy doing so many things that I don’t have time to open the door? Do I have time to spend with my ‘apo’ or is my time so cluttered with other things that I feel I have no time to sit down and tell them stories or play games with them? I have found that if I forget to plan my day and my week, I get bogged down in doing lots of things that are not really important plus I end up tired and stressed out because I have not been able to accomplish what I really wanted to do. Putting right order in my life, planning and prioritizing my activities, and managing my life for productive purposes has made all the difference. I am able to accomplish much, I feel good about myself, and I can enjoy the journey every day!

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All through the day I had no time, This Breakfast To speak a word of cheer. NO TIME to speak of Christ to friends,could yet change They’d laugh at me I feared. your Life. NO TIME, NO TIME, so much to do, That was my constant cry. NO TIME to give to those in need;

At last, t’was time for me to die…. And when before the Lord I came, I stood with downcast eyes, With his hands He held a book, T’was the BOOK OF LIFE. Brotherhood of He looked into the book and said, Christian Businessmen “Your name I cannot find, and Professionals I once was going to write it down But never found the TIME.”

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FONTA’s MEDTADCO takes a break.

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

FONTA members of MEDTADCO van and car rentals team take as break at the LLMC sports court after grossing over half a million pesos in two weeks of tours and travel around Negros during the last international Rondalla Festival. That’s tourism! Among those in the foto are : Robert Placiencia, Roque Salmorin, Ruel Ubat, Gerald and Joel Lingcong, Joseph Limbaga, Dodong Maray, Renante Liman, Jun Tuballa, Enrique Godez, Absalon Batntigue, and Ryan Bert Placencia.

PMA’s only ... From page 1 Jr, is the son of Prosecutor and Mrs. Lowell Andaya,Sr., formerly with the city prosecution, and a native of Ayungon, Negros Oriental. Maj. Gen. Leopoldo L. Maligalig, PMA superintendent, said the Top Ten of the 282-strong Maragtas Class of 2007 fittingly features three female cadets, one of whom is graduating Number One. Leading the 282 members of the Marangal na Tagapagligtas Class of 2007 is Cadet Andrelee Mojica, 23, of Indang, Cavite. Mojica is the third female to graduate at the top of her class ever since female cadets broke tradition by joining the then all-male Cadet Corps in 1994 by vir-

tue of RA 7192, the Equal Opportunity Act. The first female cadet to graduate valedictorian was Ensign Arlene dela Cruz PN (Class of 1999), of Camiling, Tarlac; followed by 2LT Tara Velasco PA (Class of 2003), of Marikina, Metro Manila. With 23 female cadets graduating tomorrow the PMA would have graduated a total of 148 female cadets over the past ten years since 1997. (by Capt Dennis G. Solomon, PMA chief public information officer) By graduating at the top of her class, Mojica will be receiving the Presidential Saber from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who will also give her the PGMA Achievement Award for Excellence. (Via email :by Capt Dennis G. Solomon, PMA chief public information officer)

ORIENT FOOD & CA TERING SERVICES CATERING KPG Boloc-boloc, Sibulan, Neg. Or. Accepts Catering for any occasion.

Call us at our booking office for reservation: Tel. Nos. 225-4577/ 422-9218/ Cell. No. 0920-7991492. Contact person: Sandra Co-Uy. For graduation treats – try our seafood misuno & our mouth watering shrimp tempura.

CEBU BANT AY P ANGL AWAS BANTA PANGL ANGLA By Uncle MAR LOPEZ

SCHEDULE: April 14, & 15, 2007 YMCA, Dumaguete City

ROBERTO’S LECHON MANOK Real St., Cor. Silliman Ave., Dumaguete City atbang sa terminal para Tanjay Dagko ug Lamian, ug Limpyong Pagkaluto Gidumala ni Remrem Diaz Contact Cell No. 0921-219-3691 Pangitaa lang si Loloy

Dumaguete ... From page 2 ing my experiences while living in RP for almost 4 years 1997-2001. My most joyous marraige to a beautiful Filipina, and the birth of our beautiful boy RG here in RP, now almost 7, he will soon enroll in school here. The book<“Grate (sic.) America” is now available for purchase from Amazon.com at $10.99 US. I did bring a limited number of copies of the book (Author’s Proof, unedited.) these are available soon at local news stands at a special reduced price. This book is quite controversial and not recommended for the narrow minded!! Finally, thanks again and God willing I will see you around Dumaguete my Dream City.

APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC) 1) PR # 211-07 – various construction and electrical materials for Renovation of City Treasurer’s Office, to be taken from SEF Fund. P 308,955.00 2) PR # 222-07 - various spareparts for replacement of wornout parts of Komatsu D85A and other motor vehicles, to be taken from the General Fund. 221,400.00 3) PR # 225-07 - various construction materials for Const. of Sab-ahan Cultural Stage, to be taken from SEF Fund. 37,498.00 4) PR # 233-07 - various tires with inner tube and flap for Fuso Mini Dumptruck and Multicab, to be taken from the General Fund. 165,500.00 5) PR # 238-07 - various electrical materials for Rehabilitation of Electrical Installation at Bais City Science High School, to be taken from the SEF Fund. 36,443.00 6) PR # 241-07 - one unit Multicab, passenger type, 12 valve with Front drive, to be taken from the SEF Fund. 150,740.00 TOTAL P 920,536.00 ========== Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. In order to qualify, bidders should conform to the eligibility criteria as prescribed under Sec. 23.11 of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria as specified in the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. As such non-submission of the required documents will result in the disqualification of the bidder. All other particulars relative to the procurement process shall be govern by the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bid documents can be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable fee equivalent to the total amount of the ABC of the items in which interested bidders intend to bid, in accordance with the following rates: Below P50,000.00 - 0.5% but not less than P100.00 P50,000.00 but not more than P100,000.00 - 0.45% but not less than P250.00 P100,001.00 but not more than P200,000.00 - 0.4% but not less than P450.00 P200,001.00-P350,000.00 - 0.35% but not less than P800.00 P350,001.00-P500,000.00 - 0.3% but not less than P1,225.00 P500,001.00-P1,000,000.00 - 0.2% but not less than P1,500.00 P1,000,001.00 and above - 0.1% but not less than P2,000.00 and not more than P10,000.00 Bid documents can be obtained at the BAC Secretariat c/o Office of the City Mayor or Office of the City General Services, this city, Tel. Nos. (035) 402-3182, or 402-8115, anytime during office hours; and can also be inquired for further information or particulars. The bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility, technical, and financial documents each in separate sealed envelopes duly marked as such in the bid box at the Conference Room at the Office of the City Mayor on March 26, 2007 at 1:30 P.M. at which place, date and time said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, the attending bidders, the observers, or their duly authorized representative. Late bids shall not be accepted. The City Government of Bais reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at anytime prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.

PRAYER TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

(Never Known To Fail) O Most Beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me here you are my mother. O Holy Mary Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my Heart to succor me in my necessity, (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. Oh show me herein You are my Mother. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us who have recourse to thee (3x). Thank you for your Mercy toward me and being mine. Thank you Mama Mary for answering my prayers. Amen. (This prayer must be said for three days and after three days, your request will be granted and the prayer must be published.)

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or hormones which are detrimental to humans. Someone said that if slaughterhouses are made of glass, people will all be vegetarians. In some parts of the Philippines , free range cattle is not a problem. Sometimes living in a rural area is a healthy choice. Native chicken is still a favorite among us Filipinos. Our grandparents and parents still prepare a native chicken broth especially when we are sick. The value of simple life still boils down to better health. Less pollution, less stress, more exercise, fresh fruits and homegrown vegetables, and less complicated existence. Although they say that the absence of electricity can cause over population which is also a big problem. But of course that’s another issue. It must be nice if someone can make a sticker that goes…“Don’t Eat Your Way To The Grave.” This will remind all of us that we should consider what we eat. Foods rich in chlorophyll like green leafy vegetables are highly recommended to those who love to eat charcoal grilled or fried foods. Chlorophyll protects the DNA from two cancer causing toxins like cigarette smoke and charred meat. The darker the colors of your fruits and vegetables, the safer you get. If you are not sure whether your vegetables are sprayed with chemicals or not , grow your own.

(Sgd) CARMELINO L. MORALES (City General Services Officer) BAC Chairman

LOT FOR SALE 3,300 sq.m. more or less, Clean Title located at Bato, Zamboanguita, Oriental Negros, near Brgy. Road. Contact Leslie Binarao at 0905-273-6239 or call (035) 422-7622. P350,000. negotiable, direct buyers only.

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EXTRA-JUDICIAL SE TTLESETTLEMENT AND SALE

The Negros Chronicle March 18, 2007

AN APOLOGY TO MRS. OZOA

Ma’am, I would like to extend and ask from you my heartfelt apology with regards to the incident that happened last March 8, 2007 wherein I got wronged in giving back the exact amount of money given as payment of the medicine purchased. It was never my intention to cause inconvenience and shame but rather a justification on my part that was later proven wrong. I am only human and can commit mistakes. Nevertheless, I humbly and sincerely apologize to Mrs. Victoria Ozoa. I hope this will correct and clear whatever misgivings you have felt. I am really sorry.

Respectfully yours,

Dara Partosa Mercury Drug

NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late MARTIN ENOLPE have filed and executed an Extra-Judicial Settlement and Sale on Lot No. 5394-A, being a portion of Lot 5394, Pls-847, situated at Basak, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 518 sq.m. in favor to Marcelino Decara per Doc. No. 288, Page No. 58, Book No. I, Series of 2007 of Notary Public Atty. Rudy T. Enriquez. The Negros Chronicle March 18, 25 & April 1, 2007

CAMANJAC LOT FOR SALE

PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT

ALLAN’S Auto parts ALLAN QUIMBO –– Manager/Proprietor GENUINE & SURPLUS PARTS MOTORCYCLE REPLACEMENT PARTS & ENGINES PARTS Isuzu, Fuso, Suzuki Toyota, Nissan, Kia

Suzuki & Trucks

Yamaha, Honda Kawasaki, Suzuki

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O Holy Spirit thou make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideal. You who give me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue, want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from You no matter how great the materials desires may be. I want to be with You and my loved ones in your perpetual glory. Amen. A person must pray this 3 consecutive days without stating one’s wish. After the 3rd day your wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Promise to publish this as soon as your favor have been granted.

500 sq. meters; Clean Title; with a piggery concrete building; fully concrete fence; Back of Garden of Saints. P650T. Call 0917-99-469-77


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S ou t h Ro ad , C al in d a g an , D u m a g u et e C i ty credibility. How can out of trees after the bomb ken in two places and both TODAY’S Critics ... need I expect the reader to be- went off. While they were my knees are damaged. I

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them.” So to them he addressed this parable. He said, “A man had two sons, and the younger son said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of your estate that should come to me.’ So the father divided the property between them. After a few days, the younger son collected all his belongings and set off to a distant country where he squandered his inheritance on a life of dissipation. When he had freely spent everything, a severe famine struck that country, and he found himself in dire need. So he hired himself out to one of the local citizens who sent him to his farm to tend the swine. And he longed to eat his fill of the pods on which the swine fed, but nobody gave him any. Coming to his senses he thought, ‘How many of my father’s hired workers have more than enough food to eat, but here am I, dying from hunger. I shall get up and go to my father and I shall say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as you would treat one of your hired workers.’” So he got up and went back to his father. While he was still a long way off, his father caught sight of him, and was filled with compassion. He ran to his son, embraced him and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son.’ But his father ordered his servants, ‘Quickly bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.’ Then the celebration began. Now the older son had been out in the field and on his way back, as he neared the house, he heard the sound of music and servants and asked what this might mean. The servant said to him, ‘You brother has returned and your father has slaughtered the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ He became angry, and when he refused to enter the house, his father came out and pleaded with him. He said to his father in reply, ‘Look, all these years I served you and not once did I disobey your orders; yet you never gave me even a young goat to feast on with my friends. But when your son returns who swallowed up your property with prostitutes, for him you slaughter the fattened calf.’ The Father said to him, ‘My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours. But now we must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’”

served with in the Green Berets, accused me of being anti-American. He said people were saying I was “bashing America.” His concern was that I was alienating the foreigners here and making enemies. During the discussion, I found out he had never even read one of my articles. I offered him my copies to read. If he found just one incident where I had “bashed Americans,” told one untruth or even distorted the truth, I would publish an apology and a retraction. He backed off and said, “truth did not matter,” I was hurting America ’s image and creating enemies. I pointed out that there are hundreds of thousands of Pinoys living and working in America . Did he really think there was any negative aspect to the American lifestyle that the Filipino people did not already know? As a writer I

lieve anything I say if I am not honest about my own country? If you have read my column, you will note that I never criticize other countries. I will vaguely refer to “some other Asian country” or a “prominent European country,” but I avoid naming them. It is true; I only name my own country. Am I being “anti-American” or just honest? Do I hate America? Do I even have a right to criticize my own country? While many of my critics were watching television in the comfort and safety of their home, I was loading the body of my demo man into a MedEvac helicopter watching little red bubbles form as he tried to breathe through the mess that was once his face. While they were swimming in their backyard pool, I was pulling 12 dead soldiers off the bottom of the Saigon River . While they were decorating their Christmas tree, I was pulling pieces of nine of my men

laying around getting a sun tan in backyard, I was crawling in the Grenadian mud with 50-cal. bullets bouncing off the rocks. I put my life on the line for America more than once. That is more than most of my critics can say. I think I paid my dues. I earn, with my blood, the right to say what I want about MY America. I am as proud of my country as any Pinoy is of the Philippines . I am an American. I am an HONEST and proud American. The source of most of these false rumors of my being anti-American originated from one critic. At first I tried to ignore his backstabbing foul mouth. He did not have the courage to face me but prefers to talk about me when I am not around. I even spoke well of him to others. I refused to be drawn into some childish squabble. I did not mind his attempt to enlist others to “teach me a lesson.” The implication being he and others would “punish” me. Son, I am 67 years old. I have a back bro-

got all this from serving my country, something you never did. If you and your friends decide to carry out your threat, be sure to pack a lunch. You are going to have a long day’s work. He does not have the gonads to face me, but he is brave enough to approach my wife with his petty little vendetta. Let me make this clear to you. I know things about you others do not know. I know the ugliness you try to hide. Trust me, you do not want to continue this one sided war. BACK OFF You can continue your anti-Pinoy rants. I won’t even tell you to shut up and sit down, as I should. Eventually some Filipino will put a stop to your ugly diatribe, but this vendetta stops here. You will leave me and my wife out of your conversations. Unlike you, I do have the cajones to face you. You do not want a war with me. I will beat you with the TRUTH not lies. You are NOT my Everyday Hero.


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INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The Department of Agriculture-Provincial Technology Coordinating Office (DA-PATCO) through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites suppliers/distributors to apply for eligibility and to bid the hereunder requirements: PR Number 2-021-2007

Unit Bags

Item Description Organic Fertilizers

Quantity 1,100

Prospective Bidders should submit the following documents: 1. Company Profile (Tract Record of customers, references and their addresses) 2. Business/License Permit-Certified Copy 3. FPA Registration License-certified Copy 4. BIR-Tax Clearance-latest-Certified Copy Interested parties should submit the abovementioned requirements for eligibility and prequalification on or before March 21, 2007 together with the letter of intent addressed to the Chairman of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), DA-PATCO, Looc, Dumaguete City. All particulars relative to Eligibility Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-bidding Conferences, Evaluation of Bids, Post Qualification and Ward of Contracts shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The complete schedule of activities is as follows: Activities 1. Issuance of Bid Documents 2. Pre-Bid Conference 3. Opening of Bids 4. Deadline of Submission of Bids at DA-PATCO

Schedule March 27, 2007 (8:00AM-5:00PM) DA-PATCO March 27, 2007 (2:00PM) DA-PATCO March 29, 2007 (2:00PM) DA-PATCO March 29, 2007 (2:00PM) DA-PATCO

Bid documents will be available only to prospective bidders upon payment of a non-refundable amount of five hundred pesos (500.00) minimum or .1%of the ABC whichever is higher, per bidding schedule to DAPATCO. Complete set of Bid Documents may be obtained from the BAC Secretariat. The Department of Agriculture, reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to declare a failure, to waive any required formality in the bids received or to accept such bid most advantageous to the government. Furthermore, the cost of bid preparation and submission shall be borne solely by the bidder. The office assumes no obligation whatsoever to compensate or indemnify the bidders for any expenses or losses that may be incurred in connection with the preparation of their bids. (Sgd.) ALEJANDRO E. RAFAL Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee (Sgd.) CONSTANCIO T. HISONA APCO The Negros Chronicle March 18 & 25, 2007

Hang Down ... From page 9 As a people we are hurt by this survey result. At the most, this is a collective perception of foreign business. Even as we take notice of this fact we condemn those – our countrymen – who, by their behavior and conduct, have given birth to such perception. ————————We accept the findings as probably true. But this is only as far as the respondents are concerned. It would be unfair to make a sweeping indictment of the whole Filipino nation whose people – the overwhelming majority of which are God-fearing,

hard-working, decent and honest. ————————Unfortunately the morally depraved among us especially the rich, the powerful, the influential – both in government and private sectors – have attained a notoriety so pervading foreigners think this group is the entire country. ————————What are we going to do about this? The worst thing that can happen to us is to be resigned to this very shameful branding. And do nothing about it. ————————The different hierarchies of our government system are filled up by appointive and elective officials.

Among these officials we have the basically and naturally honest and incorruptible. And, of course, the basically and naturally corrupt as well. In between, are public officials who – while basically honest – are not doing anything to curb and weed out corruption in their midst. These last two are probably the culprits who contributed to our image as ‘most corrupt’ in Asia. —————————The forthcoming elections should provide us with the opportunity to elect officials who will be instrumental in turning around this negative direction of our country, and thus remove this ugly perception of our being the ‘most corrupt’ in Asia.

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knowledge of the incident even as he directed all the help possible to assist the victims in their hospitalization including sending of ambulances to transport the victims from the ambush site to the hospitals. Rep Paras is endorsing his wife Olive to take his place in Congress representing the first district since his term expires in June. Paras is KAMPI party chairman while Limkaichong is LAKAS party chairperson. Both parties are allied with President Arroyo.

NPA STATEMENT. Unless controverted, the statement of the NPA claiming responsibility bore the signature of Ka JB Regalado. The Statement said in part : That the Bagong Hukbong Bayan of the LPC has tagged Bgy Capt Lydio Baylon for liquidation for crimes committed against the cause of the underground movement. That Baylon is a leader of armed goons, and has become a target of the tactical offensive of the BHB. That Baylon was responsible for the killing of innocent civilians and was a CAFGU member; arson; torture of suspected NPA members, stealing of animals and active anti-com barangay intelligence networking. That in the 2004 elections he ruled on the policy of “No Vote, Ibot.” PNP EVALUATING. PNP Provincial Director Sr Supt Marvin Ramon Buenafe said that his command is evaluating the veracity of the letter. He said that unless the NPAs will dispute the contents of the letter, it could be attributed to them as authentic. He said anybody can circulate such letter or document. Once proven, then the PNP will file charges against the NPAs under Ka Regalado, and under the Anti-Terrorism Law which imposes stiff penalties to those adjudged guilty. Buenafe also received reports that money might have changed hands from a certain group to another , in order to stage the ambush. The PNP has yet to con-

firm if Baylon indeed has brought an M16 armalite with scope, one shotgun, a .45 caliber pistol with night vision and assorted ammunition, which the NPA letter claim, were recovered near the ambushed vehicle of the victims. COMELEC HESITANT? The Comelec is perceived to be hesitant in putting La Libertad under Comelec Control because the poll body is undermanned. Comelec registrar Atty Manny Advincula, said that besides, there are three requirements needed to be complied before being declared a hot spot : persistent violence from both sides; hotly contested seats at stake; and a political history of violence. Advincula told the CHRONICLE that there was only once case of violent ambush; second, nobody has yet filed his or her certificate of candidacy, thus, nobody is contesting anyone yet; and that La Libertad has no history of poll violence except the ambush last week. “So how can the Comelec put La Libertad under its control when the lone ambush was clearly an isolated incident?” he asked. Advincula has a track record of handling election crisis after another in Cebu and in the Lanao provinces in past elections. But his own experience, the La Lib incident is not “yet” considered that alarming to merit Comelec control. COMELEC CONTROL….. In the Omnibus Election Code, the Comelec will merely deputize the PNP or the Army even the Marines to control violence in areas which the Comelec itself has declared as election hot spots. There will be a mini Martial Law in such towns under Comelec Control, since the enforcers will take over certain functions of the mayor and all those concerned if only to curb poll violence. It has been decades since Negros Oriental polls had areas being declared under Comelec Control.

OBITUARY One of the city’s outspoken lady law practitioners and former President of the Federation of Women Lawyers, Atty. Luz Teves passed away last March 13 at the age of 73. Known for her benevolent heart and her integrity, Luz as a lawyer never hesitated to champion the plight of the underprivileged. Widow of the later Atty. Pedro Y. Teves, Luz was the beloved mother of six fortunate children namely: Lorna (deceased), Emily, Tessie, Nestor (deceased), Cynthia, and Rowena, and is the proud grandmother of eleven grateful grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all of whom have been blessed by her presence. Her remains will be buried on March 24, 2pm at the Dumaguete

Atty. Luz TEVES Memorial Park shortly after a requiem mass at the Dumaguete City Cathedral Church.

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NEGROS ORIENT AL 2 ELECTRIC COOPERA TIVE ORIENTAL COOPERATIVE (NORECO 2) Real St., Dumaguete City

PAHIBALO Guipahibalo ang tanang mga miembro-konsumidor sa NORECO 2 nga karong petsa 25 sa Marso 2007 mopahigayon kita sa atong tinuig nga General Membership Assembly sa Lamberto Macias Sports Complex, Capitol Grounds, Syudad sa Dumaguete. Ang registration sa mga miembro magasugod sa alas 9:30 sa buntag ug moundang sa alas 2:00 sa hapon. Mosunod dayon ang programa ug ang business meeting. Panahon sa business meeting pagatuki-on ang mga mahinungdanong butang aron kini matagaan og pagtugot sa mga miembro. Kini sila mao ang mosunod: 1. Pag-aprubar sa 2006 General Assembly Minutes; 2. Pag-aprubar sa Report sa Board Chairman, General Manager ug Treasurer sa atong Kooperatiba alang sa tuig 2006; 3. Pagsumitir ug pag-aprubar sa CY 2007 Cash Budget; 4. Pagpadayag ug pag-aprubar sa pagdugang og duha (2) ka distrito sa syudad sa Dumaguete diin mamahimo na kining tulo (3) ka distrito; a. Dumaguete North District b. Dumaguete South District c. Dumaguete West District 5. Pagtuki ug pag-aprubar sa plano sa pagpanghulam og 85MILYONES Pesos (loan) alang sa galastuhan sa “capital projects” sa NORECO 2; 6. Adjournment. Gui-awhag ang mga miembro sa NORECO 2 pagtambong sa maong asemblya.Dad-a palihug ang inyong NORECO 2 ID aron madali ang pag-alagad kaninyo. Kadto lamang mga miembro ang makatambong niining maong panagtigum. Daghang salamat. (Sgd.) STEPHEN G. SALGADO Membership Affairs and Promotions Section Head Noted: (Sgd.) EPHRAIM T. TACLOB General Manager

LOREN ... From page 6 sought the assistance of the Japanese Diet to provide assistance and much-sought after acknowledgement of the fact that Filipino women had been victims of violence and abuse during World War II. Loren said that while many women are only partially or are contractually employed in the Philippines, the issue of the contractualization of the country’s labor force affects both men and women. On domestic violence, Loren pointed out that Republic Act 9262, otherwise known as the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children, penalizes not only physical form of violence against the weaker sex and children, but also emotional, psychological abuse and deprivation of economic support. “Thanks to RA 9262, all

women seeking state assistance in order to get out of abusive relationships can no longer be given the coldshoulder treatment by law enforcement offices,” she said. “Hindi na uubra ang madalas nating marinig noon na hindi pwedeng makiaalam ang mga pulis sa away-mag-asawa. Dati kailangang may blackeye at pasa ang mga babae bago makapagsampa ng kaso pero hindi na ngayon,” Loren added. Aside from the Bessie Legarda Foundation which she established to honor the memory of her mother who succumbed to breast cancer, Loren also put up the Libro ni Loren Foundation to send poor Filipino children to school and to provide schools in far-flung barangays muchneeded teaching materials like books, charts and supplies

Sunday ... From page 8 communion,” but in the next breath we say. “Lord don’t meddle with my relationships with others. That is my private business.” Finally, there is something in the Sermon on the Mount that is the most difficult to live by Jesus says: “Love your enemies. Bless them that curse you.” This is a spiritual mountain peak that Jesus shows to us which is both alluring and baffling. Sometimes in our own coddling of our hostility we wish there were no words like these from the lips of Jesus. In the paper some years ago this command to love our enemies was put into practice in Budapest. Pope John Paul II had gone to the city to canonize some saints. However, three hundred years before in Budapest, a Protestant community was attacked by Roman

Catholics and some local Protestants were murdered. This animosity has been festering like an incurable wound for three centuries. The head of the Protestant church has borne the anger of his people and the Roman Catholics have equally been hostile. But on Pope John Paul II’s visit, he went to the shrine of the Protestant martyrs and declared that those martyrs had been wrongly killed; and he expressed the regret of his church. Three hundred years of hostility has been atoned somehow by mutual admission of guilt and by mutual forgiveness. Some of our hostilities have lasted for much less than three hundred years. Some of them are of very recent vintage. They should be easier to overcome by obeying the command to “love your enemies.” What Jesus is saying is that our forgiveness must be willed, must be worked at, prayed for.


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BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

(From the CHRONICLE Files)

THIRTY YEARS AGO

US ecologists arrive to promote eco tourism

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arch 13, 1977 — Some 20 tourists who are members of the National Audubon Society Ecology Workshop are here to conduct sightseeing and ecology tours in the province. Serviced by Philippine Airlines tours and promotions, the group is headed by tour director Stanley Quickmire. They will be visiting the bird sanctuaries of Silliman and those in Barangay Candau-ay and Siaton. Dr. Angel Alacala, head of the Silliman University Biology Department will also hold lecture before the group on marine ecology at the Sumilon Marine conservation park. The visitors believe that Negros Oriental’s rich ecologi-

cal resources can greatly help put the province in the tourism map. They pointed out the need to preserve these resources to enhance our prospects in luring tourists. A special crew of GTV4 of the National Media Production Center will be with the group to cover the tour.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

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arch 15, 1987 — The prohibition imposed upon the duties of City Engineer Jose Quiambao especially on the market construction management office, has sparked the resignations of Kagawads Bonifacio Catarata and Gene Duran from the Project Management Office. This came in the wake of the series of dismissals made by city OIC Efren Quial, foremost of which is the ouster of OIC vice mayor Jose Montebon Jr. The Project Management Office (PMO) sunomic Support Fund. To resume the much-depervises and monitors the project accounting, layed work of the market complex, Quial has apconstruction and other aspects of the Dumaguete pointed former National Power Corporation Public Market. This office was created as a reqmanager Juanito Tubongbanua as the new project uisite in the joint funding agreement between manager. the city government of Dumaguete and the Eco-

TEN YEARS AGO

Nude beach photo sessions exposed

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arch 16, 1997 —- Of late, many drug users and dependents are not just holding pot sessions at the beaches of Dumaguete but are also bathing in nude. A city councilor has exposed the seeming escalation of the effects of uncontrolled use of prohibited drugs by mostly young college students holding beach parties while showing off their bodies. Not contented with that, they also posed nude legislation to end these exploits. He argued that before the cameras. Some of them take along as a city of Christian institutions, it is not yet professional photographers to pose naked in scenic spots while having moonlight swimming. time to allow free public exhibition of nude huCouncilor Espiridion Catan In a privilege speech man object, even if these activities are held durcalled the attention of the city council to craft ing nighttime.

Cop chief ... Perdices ... From page 6 mayor lawyer Napoleon Camiro is being backed by Former Congressman Jerome Paras. To prevent the occurrence of violence, Tan has placed his men on alert as they continually monitor the events of the town. It was learned that some people are conducting daily vigils at the town’s bridge to condemn the ambushkilling. Col. Ramon Buenafe of the Provincial Command said that additional police and military personnel were sent to the 1st District to assist the local police force. Limkaichong also dismissed the earlier report that it is the New People’s Army under the Leonardo Panaligan Command which owned up to the ambush saying that it is impossible for Capt. Baylon to be liquidated by the rebels since he is not capable of abusing civilians being a church leader of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines and well loved by his constituents who re-

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tration. Meanwhile, the Pundok Kasligan slate is still incomplete after it failed to fill the last council slot citing the need to conduct some more consultations to get the right candidate. Perdices said that those elected him many times. She insist that the slaying is politically motivated, aimed at weakening her chances, a charge which was denounced by Cong. Jing Paras who said that elections in the First District have always been peaceful until the Limkaichongs entered the picture. However, Senior Supt. Drusillo Bolodo, former provincial commander of Negros Oriental, now based at the Regional PNP Command appeared to contradict Paras after he was quoted as saying that there have been similar violent incidents there in the past.

who failed to be included in his slate are now trying to join Umbac’s ticket. Expected to run under the banner of the Genuine Opposition led by BM Umbac are former councilors Nilo Sayson, Jess Estrabela, former schools supervisor Dr. Metodio Gapasin and Tony Remollo. The six remaining slots are reserved for the choices of BM Umbac.

VM Ablong ... From page 6 enough to withstand the demands of a city-wide campaign. Maquiling who is said to be recuperating after undergoing surgery has not yet personally aired his official statement in connection to his election bid. Ablong defeated the then incumbent city vice-mayor Maquiling in 2001, while Perdices also trounced then sitting mayor

A Short ... From page 9 draw as counsel for the accused, but he could not return the attorney’s fees given to him because he already spent it. The young lawyer was forced to continue defending his client and eventually won the case. It was his first “baptism of fire”, perhaps, responsible for his ascendancy to the honored pedestal once occupied by Vicente Francisco in the annals of our legal history. The young lawyer became a Dakila (Great), Atty. Dakila Castro. Let me say again, dear graduates, be happy. But remember, it is only you, with God’s help, who can make yourself happy. Nobody else. Do not rely on other people to make you happy. Rely on yourself. The many who have relied on others have ended as mendicants and beggars. Specifically, do not believe anybody who says: - “Ang problema ninyo, sagot ko.” Once again, remember, it is you and you alone who can make yourself happy. Nobody else.

LOT FOR SALE 2,402 sq.m., sand mining Location: Sacsac Bacong, Neg.Or. Contact No. (02) 801-7092 – Cora Mariño (owner – Manila); 225-5731; 427-0057; 0919-222-3934. Contact person: Baltazar Jumalon or Erlinda Jumalon

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region PALACE OF JUSTICE BUILDING Ground Floor, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135/ 1508 Filed by DOROTHY S. DY, (Mortgagee) against IRENE D. CORNELIA, (Mortgagor) of Boloc-boloc, Sibulan, Neg. Or. to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of February 28, 2007 amounts to P48,879.00, excluding/including penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses for foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on May 10, 2007 at 9:00 o’clock A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Office of the Clerk of Court, 1st floor, Hall of Justice, Piapi, Dumaguete City to the highest bidder, or cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-33858 “A parcel of land Lot No. 1750-B, Psd-07-051718, being a portion of Lot 1750, Sibulan Cadastre, situated in the Barrio of Boloc-boloc, Municipality of Sibulan, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros… Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) SQUARE METERS more or less.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the abovestated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on ________, 200__ without further notice. Dumaguete City, March 9, 2007. (Sgd) MA. ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff The Negros Chronicle Mar. 18, 25 & Apr.1, 2007

(Sgd) By: BOBBY F. MIRANDA Sheriff IV & Executing Sheriff

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Car Wash and Car Care Services Daro Highway, Orchids, Dumaguete City Tel. Nos. 422-5100; 0928-4120732 Eksperto sa hugas, hanas ug garantisado, abtik nga serbisyo. Ipe Remollo. He said that he has been waiting for a rival to materialize since being unopposed would rob the people the chance to choose as to who would be deserving to hold public office. Meanwhile, Congressman Emilio Macias assured the Perdices camp that he will endorse the slate despite the fact that the mayor is not a member of the Nationalist People’s Coalition or NPC to which Macias belongs.

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umaguete City’s population is exploding. So is this city’s pollution! As this city expands, its inhabit ants should aim to create or design a more environmentally friendly city. “We need to create city ‘lungs’ or urban gardens in the densest areas,” argues Architect Ned Carlos, principal Architect of CARLOS & ANTIQUE ARCHITECTS. The simplest way is by planting thousands of trees around the city. Greenbelts of indigenous trees planted near some of the major roads will help offset Carbon Dioxide emissions (see photo as envisioned by CARLOS & ANTIQUE ARCHITECTS). In environmental terms, that

GMA boys ... From page 1 are given the option (by GMA?) to engage in a mutual-support system with opposition senatoriables. Meeting with Villar were Gov George ARnaiz, NPC; Mayor Agustin Perdices, KG; Rep Meniong Teves, LAKAS; Vice Mayor Ablong,KG; Niel Salma, mayorable of Tanjay ; among others. They intimated that there are certain senators who have also helped their LGUs with public works projects during their incumbencies as mayors or governors, so that it is but fitting for them to show gratitude for the share given from the senators’ pork barrel of

translates into tons of Carbon Dioxide that are not fouling the atmosphere! We must re-design the way this city functions if we were to leave our children — who in 25 years will be raising children of their own — a city that is functional and healthy. “Today, if there’s one thing we must always keep in mind,” adds Architect Ned, “it is the heritage we leave our children.” For Dumaguete City,

P200-million a year. Congressmen get P70-million a year for their three-year term. Reports say that the incumbent congressmen were given “an advance of P35million each” for their 2007 pork barrel, known as countrywide development assistance fund. The Senate was the only obstacle in the constitutional change venture of the administration; the Senate was oozing with energy to investigate the President had the impeachment case against her, passed the House’s 94vote requirement. The House only got 52 votes and dwindled to 32 at the second attempt to file the impeachment case against President Arroyo.

Dumaguete City is growing too fast and will soon be devoid of green space. Re-designing and greening our streets will translate into millions of tons of Carbon Dioxide that are NOT fouling the atmosphere. Visualization by CARLOS & ANTIQUE ARCHITECTS.

sustainability should make excel- it as possible. For inquiries, one may email lent business and tourism sense because it is part of a global climate. Arch. Ned Carlos at It is only prudent for carlos_antique_arch@yahoo.com. Dumaguetenos to contribute as little to Dr A Dr.. M. OZO OZOA growth could spread out to the

Radio Clinic

Angara ... From page 6

main reason why the people has been voting for him in three senatorial elections. Angara, who is on his 17th year as senator, also assured that the measures he would undertake would be equitable so that A urologist at the Holy Child Hospital and Silliman Medical Center, Dr. Michael Ozoa was guest of DYEM-FM public affairs program “DUMAGUETE TONIGHT” and discussed about erectile dysfunction. It was learned that there are different causes of the disease namely: anatomic, metabolic and hormonal. Although the disease comes with aging, it is extremely important to control one’s blood sugar by maintaining a good diet and healthy lifestyle.

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countryside. At the recent forum sponsored by Philippines, Inc. and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Angara said he would press for the use of improved technology in fishery, more post-harvest facilities, improvement of the quality of education, and an increase in investments especially in the

Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF ORIENTAL NEGROS City of Bais BAIS CITY BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE INVITATION TO BID JBIC Loan PH-P200 SECONDARY EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT SCHOOL FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT 1. The Government of the Philippines (GOP) through the Department of Education has received an Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) towards the financing of the Secondary Education Development and Improvement Project (SEDIP) last December 28, 1999. It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan, together with the GOP counterpart funds, will be applied to eligible payments under the contract for the construction of different school buildings in the City of Bais as follows: Project Description School Location One Storey, Science Laboratory Bldg. Bais City NHS-Main Bais City, Oriental Negros One Storey, Science Laboratory Bldg. Bais City NHS-Calasgaan Annex Calasgaan, Bais City, Oriental Negros 2. Disbursement of the ODA Loan from JBIC will be subject, in all respects, to the terms and conditions of Loan Agreement PH-P200. No party other than the Department of Education shall derive any rights from the Loan Agreement or have any claims to loan proceeds. 3. The Local Government Unit of Bais City now invites sealed bids from eligible bidders to enter into contract based on award for the Construction of School Buildings in the different schools in the City of Bais, which is envisioned to be competed within Sixty Five (65) calendar days. 4. Bidding will be conducted in accordance with the JBIC’c Local Competitive Bidding procedures and is open to all Bidder’s from eligible source countries as defined in the “Guidelines for Procurement under JBIC Loans.” 5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders upon submission of the Letter of Intent (LOI) and payment of a non-refundable fee of Php 2000.00 per project from the SEDIP-NPMO, DepED Division of Oriental Negros, and the BAC Office of the City of Bais. The Bidding Documents shall be received personally by the bidder or his authorized representatives, which will be issued on March 19, 2007 and not later than March 28, 2007; 5:00 PM. 6. The BAC of the City of Bais will hold a Pre-Bid Conference open to all Eligible Bidders on March 30, 2007; 10:00 PM at the City of Bais. 7. Eligible Bidders must submit their Bids at the BAC Office, City of Bais on or before April 12, 2007; 10:00 AM. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid security in either of the following forms; cash, certified check, cashier’s check, bank draft, irrevocable letter of credit or a bank guarantee in an amount equivalent to as follows: School Project Description Bais City NHS-Main 1-Storey Science Laboratory Bldg. Bais City NHS-Calasgaan Anne 1-Storey Science Laboratory Bldg.

Bid Security Php 32,500.00 Php 32,500.00 8. Late Bids will not be accepted. The Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) will only be disclosed by BAC after the opening of bids in accordance with the Instruction to Bidders. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidder or its authorized representatives who choose to attend the opening of bids. 9. JBIC requires that all bidders and contractors, as well as the LGU and DepED-SEDIP, shall observe the highest standard of ethics during the procurement and execution of contracts. In pursuance of this policy, JIBC; a.) will reject a proposal for award if it determines that the bidder recommended for award has engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for the contract in question; b.) will recognize a contractor as ineligible, for a stated period of time if it, at any time determines that the contractor has engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for, or in executing another contract financed in part from JBIC ODA Loans or other Japanese ODA. 10. The BAC of the City of Bais reserves the right to accept or reject any Bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all Bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder of Bidders. (Sgd) Carmelino Morales BAC Chairman City of Bais The Negros Chronicle Mar. 18 & 25, 2007

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Its Art ... From page 1 clearer.” Aside from the known strengths of Perdices as the road builder; Ablong as the intelligent self-made bureaucrat; and Maquiling as the man who would not quit as vice mayor; Umbac is known as a crisis manager. He belongs to the Flores, Umbac, Lumjod super clans of the city. Now wonder he chairs the rules committee of the provincial board, chair of the disaster management program; chair of the boy scouts council; and full fledge colonel in the army reserve as graduate of the National Defense College. Perdices is a mechanical engineer who has not practiced his profession as much since he joined Politics. Qualificatiion wise, Umbac has a better record. But performance and longevity wise , Perdices now masters the ups and downs of the city , he being mayor for the last 19 years, similar to the late Jose Pro Teves, who ruled the city as mayor for 19 years undefeated. They have all yet to file their certificates of candidacies before the March 29 deadline. rural areas. Angara, a former agriculture secretary, has authored the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act and the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund that gives incentives for the development of vegetable farming. He also assured businessmen that he would continue to strengthen the banking and credit system. His bills seeking to create a Credit Information System that would lessen the risks of banks, and establishing an alternative retirement fund for non-members of the Social Security System and the Government Service Insurance System is pending before the bicameral conference committee. His bills amending the New Central Bank Act, establishing a Pre-Need Code and providing for faster rehabilitation or recovery of distressed or insolvent companies is pending second reading at the Senate. He has vowed to refile these measures if these would not be passed by Congress when it resumes session after the May elections.

Former ... From page 6 be fore the deadline on March 29. But , Araula still wanted to sound coy indicating that changes can happen at the last minute before the deadline for the filing of the certificate of candidacies expire. Already, his camp can count on the solid endorsement of Governor George Arnaiz. Not to be outdone, the administration ticket is now complete with incumbent mayor Rodrigo Alanano and councilor Neil Credo as mayoralty and vice-mayoralty bets respectively. The muncipal council slate of Alanano includes Councilor Enrique Ozoa, Councilor Weissel Tubio, Fredo Tubio, Barangay Captains Leon Regalad, Romana Rubio, Cosme Bangalando, Ricky Cepe and Marnie Credo. They are reportedly going to take their oath as Lakas CMD members before 3rd District Congressman Herminio Teves.


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idawat ni Bise Mayor William Ablong ang pagkandidato pagka Bise Mayor ning dakbayan ni kanhi Bise Mayor Woodrow Maquiling. Sumala ni Bise Mayor Ablong dili hulga sa iyang kandidatura si Maquiing snglit sa dihang siya pa ang Bise mayor ning syudad ug nagpasubli iya kining napilde.Masaligon si Ablong nga iyang mapukan si Maquiling. Hinoon kini mag-agad sa mga botante. Sumala ni Bise Mayor Abong nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight nakadaug man gani siya sa dihang iyang giatbangan si Maquiling nga usa ka incumbent labaw na karon nga daghan siyang nahimo isip Bise Mayor. Matud bi Ablong daw siya ang indecency ordinance, pagdili sa Matud ni Ablong luwas ang ang Bise Mayor ug paresiding iicer tigbakay ug uban pa. samtang pasilidad ug walay angay nga kabalaksa konseho nga dunay daghang gipanalipdan ni Ablong ang iyang an ang katawhan nga dunay leakage nga napasar nga ordinansa. Kini proyekto nga pagbutang ug water mahitabo diin ang hugaw nga tubig sa Gipadayon sa Pahina 2 nagakip sa curfew ordinance, anti- waste treatment facility sa may parke.

Yagyag

Mayor sa La Libertad

Ang Mantalaang Nag-alagad sa Masa

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Jocelyn LIMKAICHONG Mamahimong ma-initon ang politika karon sa lungsod sa La Libertad tungod sa nahitabong pagpangambus niadtong nakalabay nga pipila ka semana diin 7 ang patay sa akto ug lima ang samaran.

Perdices wala ma hulga ni Umbac

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langko pa ang kapulisan sa La Libertad kung si kinsa ang responsabe sa pagpamanhig sa Barangya Manuminsag niadtong Marso 9 diin pito ka kinabuhi ang nakalas ug lima ang na-angol sa akto nga pagkahitabo.Kini ang giangkon ni Senior Inspector Oscar Tan Hepe sa kapulisan sa La Libertad nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight. Sumala ni Senior Inspector Tan hangtod karon wala pay saksi nga makatumbok kung si kinsa ug pipia ka buok ang namanhig sa barangay kapitan sa Aya, La Libertad ug mga kauban. Matud ni Tan bisan ang survivors sa pagpamanhig nga ilang nahinabi walay mahatag nga kasayuran kun si kinsa gyud ang mga gikatahapan. Sumala sa mga naluwas sa ambush naglumba nalang sila ug panagan ug tago sa dihang gipa-ulanan na sia ug bala sa mga suspetsado. Gawas sa survivors

waay laing mga saksi ang mitumaw. Nanghinaut na lang si Senior Inspector Tan nga dunay mokooperar nga nakasaksi sa insidente nga makonsensya ug mogawas. Sa pagkakaron miingon swi Tan nga tulo ka motibo ang ilang gisusi. Kini mao ang personal nga hinungdan, politika ug insurgensiy.

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Sumala ni Tan ang puntarya sa pagpamanhig mao si barangay kapitan Lydio Baylon kinsa namatay sa pagpamanhig siya kanhi CAFGU. Waa usab isalikway ni Tan ang gipamahayag sa pamilya ni Baylon nga kaniadto pa dunay bahad ug hulga sa iyang kinabuhi nga nadawat sa maong kapitan isip tigpaluyo sa politika ni La Libertad Mayor Jocelyn

Limkaichong. Hinoon wala kini ilaha ni Tan kung si kinsa.midugang si Tan nga sa pagkakaron dili pa masulti kung angay bang ibutang ubos sa COMELEC control o hotspot ang La Libertad o unang distrito.giklaro ni Tan nga sa pakakaron isolated case pa ang n a h i y a b o n g pagpamanhig.Gipasalig ni Tan nga sigon sa Gipadayonnisa Pahina 2 gimado Mayor Limkaichong nga

ala mahulga si Mayor Perdices sa tinguha ni Provincial Board member Arturo Umbac sa pagpapiing mayor karong Mayo 14 nga eleksyon. Mao kini ang gipamahayag ni Mayor Tuting Perdices nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight. Matud ni Mayor pagbukas ug mga bagPerdices anaa na sa mga ong dalan. Sumala ni ang taga Dumaguete sa Perdices ug pagpii sa angay nga pagsemento mopadala sa renda sa pagbukas ug mga bagpangagamhanan dinhi. ong dalan magpadayon Hinoon giangkon ni inig kahuman sa Perdices nga wala usab eleksyon. Gani si Presidente siya mokompyansa. Gipanghimakak sa Arroyo migahin na ug 72 Mayor ang pasangil sa milyones ka pesos alang iyang mga katbang nga sa pagsemento sa North wala siyay nahimo nga Road, Silliman Avenue maayong proyekto ug ngadto na usab sa Boukalmbu-an sa dakbayan. levard. Sumala ni Mayor Matod ni Mayor Perdices mas bintaha Perdices ang gihimo sa kung mapili siya pagiyang mga kaatbang usab sanglit mas suod pulos mga sa-ad lamang siya kang Presidente Arapan siya iya nang royo ug sa ungon niini gipatuman ang mga daghang proyekto ang sa proyekto nga giplano mapatuman nga himoon sa iyang dakbayan. Gipanghimakak usab kaatbang. Kini sama sa Gipadayon sa Pahina 3 ni Mayor Perdices ang

PULIS: 111 â&#x20AC;˘ 166 BOMBERO: 160


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ot guilty ang plea nga gipadangat sa duha ka mga tinun-an g a sinumbong sa pagpatay sa usa ka batan-on nga negosyante i n g

syudad niadtong nakalabay nga Nob. 3 sa dalan Cervantes ning dakbayan. Mao kini ang nasayran sa Dumaguete Tonight gikan kang Atty. Saleto Erames private lawyer sa pamilya sa

Gitawagan karon ang mga pensioner nga wala pa maka kuha ug ecard sa pag anha sa ilang buhatan sa GSIS aron maka kuha. Giklaro usab ni Roma nga kadtong wala makakuha sa ilang pension sulod sa duha ka miaging bulan padato-on dayon aron matabangan sa pag claim niini.

Ab long.... Ablong.... planta masagul sa limpyo nga tubig iabi na nga anaa kini sa sentro sa dakbayan. Sumala ni Ablong gibutang ang proyekto sa parke aron mas barato kini sanglit

biktima nga si Frances John Perez. Gihimo sa miaging semana ang arraignment sa kasong pagpatay nga giatubang nila ni Manue Jarabe Jr. ug Diego Beejay Bustanillo sa sala ni Regional Trial Court branch 41 judge Aracelli Aafriz.

Mipadayag sa kalipay ang pamilya sa biktima sa subling paglihok sa kaso mahinumduman ang kurte mimando alang sa reinvestigation sa kaso nunot sa gipangayo sa depensa. Apan matud ni Atty. Earames gidasonan sa Tree-Man Panel ang n a h a u n a n g rekomendasyon sa City Fiscal Office nga pasakaan ug sumbong ang duda ka mga akosado.

Gikan sa Phina 1 duol kini sa tiange. Ang tumong nga mahinlo-an ang hugaw nga tubig. Nagkanayon si Abong angay nga malipay ang mga DumagueteĂąo sa

proyekto sanglit sa tibook Pilipinas upat lang ang duna niining proyektoha. Ang lang tulo ato-a sa Naga, Muntinupa ug Pilar Bohol. Gikan sa Pahina 1 kinahanglan mataral paglihok sa kapulisan sa nga gihimo. Dugang sa hukmanan ang mga La Libertad nga unta dili trupa sa kagamhanan gikatahapan mahimo masundn ang mdugo- ang gipadala sa La kini sa kapulisan kung ong pagpamanhig. Libertad nunot sa nga duna lay saksi nga Matag gabi-i dunay vigil pagpamanhig niadtong nga gihimo sa taytayan nahitabo moguwas. Sa pikas nga bahin sa La Libertad nga nakalabay nga Marso 9. Samtang hayan mo sa giubong niadtong nagkondena nakalabay nga semana pagpamanhig. Hinoon init ang panag-atbang sa si tan mga lokal nga kandidato ang pito ka mga namatay miingon sa pagpamanhig. Matud malinawon ang vigil. sa La Libertad kung ni La Libertad Police Samtang dugang trupa sa mahinayon sa pagpapili Chie Senior Inspector militar ang gibutang sa ang mga gihugon-hugon Oscar Tan sa Dumaguete mga bukirang barangay nga modagan sa Mayo 14 nga eleksyon sa Tonight naka alerto ang sa La Libertad. Matud ni Senior lungsod. Mao kini ang mga kapulisan sa lungsod ignon man ang Ispector Tan nga ang gipamahayag ni La military. Ang mga mga armadong mga Libertad Police Chief biktima iubong sa tawo nga gitaho sa mga Oscar Tan. brangay Pakuan mga 30 magtutudlo sa barangay Sumala ni Tan ang kilometros gikan sa kansumandig mga sakop gihugon-hugon nga sa trupa sa kagamhanan Poblacion. Matud ni Tan ang sigun sa ilang pakisusi magpapiling Mayor sa Lungsod mao ang kapikas ni Incumbent Mayor Jocelyn Limkaichong nga si Lorenze Limkaichong, Ang Yagyag, ang mantalaan nga nag alagad sa masa mugula Engr. Boo Moreno kinsa matag Adlawng Miyerkules, Ang buhatan naa sa Piapi, tigpaluyo ni First District Dumaguete City. Congressman Jing Paras REX BIEN CORNELIO ug kanhi Mayor Atty. Publisher Napoeon Camiro nga Dems Rey Demecillo / JUNNICK YAISO tigpaluyo ni Jerry Paras Editorial Writers kinsa magpabiling FLORENCE BAESA kongresista sa unang News Editor distrito atbang nila Olive MOKONG RAMIREZ , STEVE GABRIEL Paras kapikas ni Jing Contributors Paras ug Mayor RUBEN LABARES Limkaichong. Kung Graphics mahinayon ug sang-at sa ilang kandidatura ang tulo matud ni Tan

Kapulisan........

Adam na karon ang Kapulisan sa probinsya alang sda pagsabak sa umaabot nga eleksyon alang sa posibling kagubot nga mahitabo.

Patayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ng lawas sa napalgan sa Pamplona

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sa ka patay nga lawas sa usa ka batan-on nga lalaki nga may pinusian napalgan sa usa ka baragay sa Pamplona. Ang p a t a y n g lawas naia nga si Richie Catacutan, 23 anyos ulitawo taga barangay Simborio gipasusi sa municipal og. Si Catacutan ulahing Pamplona. health officer nga si Dr. nakita niadtong Marso Sumala sa kapulisan Rogelio Cadeli. Nasuta 10 sa gabii padulong ug ang onse anyos nga pag- nga ang patayng lawas uli sa ilang piny-anan. umangkon sa biktima dunay pinusilan sa iyang Gituohan nga gipusil nga si Raymund Barera walang tiyan ug sa ubos kini ug gidunggab sa maoy nakakita sa nga bahin sa iyang likod. dapit diin nakita ang patayng lawas. Ang Nakaangkon usab patayang lawas nga kini ug dinunggaban sa iyang patayng lawas. inanay nang nadugta iyang toong bahin sa li- Hangtod karon wala pa maia ang gikatahapan ug unsay m

Dako kaayo ang dungog sa lalawigan sa malampusong pagpahigayon sa rondalla pistibal niadtong nakalabaya nga Pebrero. Matud pa ni Velligas nga dili layo ang posibilidad nga Oriental Negros usa na unya sa pina ka sikat sa natad sa turismo lokop nasod.


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Amahan nanikbas 7 ang samaran

Uaa ka bata ang patay samtang unom ang naangol sa dihang gipanikbas sa ilang kaugalingon nga amahan didto sa Naulanan, Barangay Danawas Bindoy. Gipasakaan ug sumbong parricide ug multiple frustrated homicide niadtong nakalabay nga semana sa kapulisan sa Bindoy ang suspetsado nga naila nga si Michael Paomar 27 anyos usa ka mag-uuma.

Gilabhan ug kasaba ni mayor Rodrigo Alanano ang mga manangat nga nag gikan pa sa Amlan nga mi usdak sa angkla sa ilang panagatan diha tungod sa marine sanctuary sa Dauin. Matud pa ni Mayor Alanano walay igong rason nga wala si kakita sa sanctuary tungod dagko man ang marker nga giupang butang niini.

Nag-angkas sa motor nabangga patay Patay ang usa tinun-an sa elementarya nga nag-angkas sa usa ka motorsiklo sa dihang nabangga sa usa ka nakaparadang Isuzu cargo track ug dayon mibangga sa laing motorsiklo didto sa highway sa barangay Poblacion Dos, Siaton. Ang namatay giia sa nagdagan sa samang maigo sa maong kapulisan nga si Wilmer direksyon nga gimaniho sakyanan misaliring ang Rivas taga Se-it Siaton. ni Clyde Anguring 27 motor ug naigo ang Sumaa sa report sa anyos kawani sa gisakyan nga motor ni Anguring. Pulos kapulisan si Rivas nag- NORECO 2. Apan kalit lang ang nakaangkon ug kadaut angkas sa motor nga gimaniho ni Jeffrey motor nga gemaniho ni sa kalawasan ang duha Olaya nga walay plate Olaya naigo sa naka- ka driver sa motorsiklo number. Duna kini park nga Isuzu Elf nga apan luwas na kini sa sa pagka karon. nadunggan nga laing gipanag-iya motorsiklo nga NORECO 2. human

Perdices wala... pasangil nga gipatasan sa dakbayan ang mga balayranan nga buhis aron dunay makuha-an ug pundo alang sa mga proyekto. Gipanalipdan ni Mayor Perdices ang pagduso sa konseho sa ordinance number 60 nga nagpa-umento sa Mayors Permit ug Franchise Fee. Matud sa mayor ang Ordinansa miagi sa hunta probinsyal busa usa sami-oyon niini mao si Provincial Board Member Arturo Umbac. Misumbalik pag-ingon si Mayor si Mayor Perdices nga may

Mao kini ang gibutayg ni Senior Police Officer 1 Errol Benida sa Bindoy Police Station nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight. Mahinumduman ng niadtong nakalabay nga lunis sa miaging semana gipanikbas ginamit ang pinuti ni Palomar ang iyang kapikas nga si Janice 24 anyos kinsa nakaangkon ug samad sa iyang ikod ug li-og ug dayon gisunod ang iyang kinamagjulangan nga anak lalaki nga si John Ken singko anyos kinsa naigo sa iyang ulo ug namatay diha-diha gilayon. Wala pa matagbaw ang amahan giataki niini ang laing anak nga si Mae Cris Tres anyos kinsa naigo sa iyang ulo

ug anaa na sa luwas nga kahimtang. Dayon ang iyang kinamanghuran nga anak nga lalaki nga si Mike John nga naigo sa iyang walang bukton ug gani nabali pa ang bukog sa siko sa bata, gisunog ug tikabas ni Palomar ang iyang inahan nga si Victoria Palomar 72 anyos nga naigo usab sa iyang ulo, usa ka Doydoy Palomar tres anyos anak sa barangay kapitan nga si lope Palomar. Ang ika pito nga biktima mao mismo ang kapitan nga si Lope Palomar. Matud ni SPO1 Benida sa Dumguete Tonight sigun sa ilang pakoghinabi sa kapikas sa gikatahapan dugay nang nagpakita ug aing lihok ug kinaiya si

Palomar. Sumala sa kapikas kalit lang misulod sa ilang pinuyanan ang iyang bana ng nagbitbit ug pinuti ug dayon nanikbas kanila. Gibutyag usab si SPO1 Benida nga bisan sulod sa selda nagpakita ug dili maayong ihok ang gitahapan. Gani bisan unsa nalang ang kan-on niini. Tungod niini ilang ipasusi sa usa ka doktor sa Talay Rehabilitation Center dinhi ang gikatahapan aron maoy motino kung naliso-an ba kini sa maayong pangisip. Hinoon ipadayon sa kapulisan ang pagsang-at ug sumbong ug anaa na sa Piskaliya ang pagtimbang kung ipadayon ba ang pagtaral niini.

Kinhason sa Siaton luwas na

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aron luwas nang kan-on ang mga kinhason nga gikan sa Siaton. Kini nunot sa pagibkas sa Bureau o Fisheries and Aquatic Resource kun BFAR sa kaulohan ang shellfish ban sa Siaton. Ang BFAR milibkas sa nor George Arnaiz si nasayran nga negatibo na shellfish ban sa abing BFAR National Capital sa red tide toxin ang Director kadagatan sa Siaton. ulahing shellish advisory Regional Tungod niini miingon si number 2 nga pinetsahan Malcolm Sarmiento Jr. Sarmiento nga luwas ug Marso 13. Sa iyang miingon nga base sa nang kan-on sa mga tawo sulat ngadto kang labing ulahing pakisusi ang kinhason nga gikan Negros Oriental Gover- ug test nga gihimo sa kadagatan sa Siaton.

Gikan sa Pahina 1

kalambigitan si Umbac isip sakop sa hunta probinsya sa pag-oyon sa ordinance number 60. Sa pikas nga bahin nagpabiin nga nagkulang usa usa ang mga kandidato sa pagkakonsehal ubos sa ticket ni Mayor Perdices. Sumaa sa Mayor padayon nga gi-ayag sa mga kauban niya ang anaa sa istahan. Nagdumili hinoon si Mayor Perdices sa pagbutyag kung si kinsa ang gipangpili-an. Sa samang higayon gibutyag ni Mayor Perdices nga kadtong

wala na madawat sa iang pundok isip mga kandidato sa pagka konsehal maoy nanapon karon sa pundok nia ni Provincia Board Member Umbac. Sa pagka karon duha pa lang sa napulo ka mga konsehal nga pili-on ang klro nga naa sa line-up ni Umbac. Kini mao sila si Tony Remollo ug kanhi City Councilor Nilo Sayson. Ang walo nagpabilin pang bakante. Matud ni Mayor Perdices kadtong wala na madawat sa ilang pundok maoy miadto sa ilang kaatbang.

Nangandam karon ang probinsya sa paggama sa usa ka libro nga kini naghulagaway sa mga talana-awon sa lalawigan sa Oriental Negros ug mga delicasy niini nga diin mao untay ang maka paaghat sa mga torista nga moanhi sa probinsya ang nahisgutang ilbro ipanghatag unya sa mga tunghaan isip research material ug ipamaligya kini sa mga private sector nga gustong mopait niini.


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Yagyag COMELEC: unang distrito dili pa hotspot

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li pa madeklara nga election hotspot ang unang distrito sa lalawigan sa Negros Oriental tungod lang sa nahitabong pagpamanhig sa Barangay Manluminsag, La Libertad niadtong byernes sa hapon sa nakalabay nga semana diin pito ang namatay ug lima ang naangol.

Niatobang sa lokal nga Media si Senador Manny Villar aron ipahayag ang iyang plataporma human kini nakig kita sa mga tendera ug tendero sa may merkado pobliko ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete iya usab nga gitubag nga pangutana sa mga lokal nga Media.

Mga kandidato wala maniguro

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ili angay nga nangiyugpos na ang ang mga kandidato sa pagka gobernador ug sakop sa hunata probinsyal bisan kung sa pagkakaron walay mitumaw nga kaatbang. Matud ni konehal Saleto Erames kinsa magpabiing sakop sa Provincial Board karong Mayo 14 nga bugnong ogaynon mamahimong sa pagka gobernador magpabiling walay kuntra si Kongresista Macias. Apan sa hunta probinsyal may posibilidad nga dunay kait nga mogawas nga mga kandidato nga independente sanglit karong Marso 29 pa ang katapusang adlaw sa pagsang-at sa sertipiko sa kandidatura. Giangkon ni Atty. Erames nga dili maayo kung wala silay kuntra

sanglit sa demokrasya mas maayo nga dunay kapii-an ang katawhan. Hinoon sa pinii-ay sa syudad mas alegre kini apan malinawon. Kini ang panglantaw ni Atty. Erames sa pakig-atbang ni Provincial Board Member Arturo Umbac kang City Mayor Agustin Perdices. Nagkanayon si Erames

nga kwalipikadong magpapiling mayor si Umbac apan anaa na sa mga botante ang paghukom. Apan giklaro ni Erames nga bisan tuod kun higpit unya ang panag-atbang ni Umbac ug Perdices mopatigbabaw ang kainaw sa pinili-ay dinhi sa Dumaguete.

Apan giklaro sa COMELEC nga dili nila kini piyungan. Mao kini ang giklaro ni Provincial COMELEC Supervisor Atty. Manuel Advincula nga nahinabi sa Energy FM. Sa sayo pa si La Libertad Mayor Jocelyn Limkaichong nga nahinabi saDumaguete Tonight miingon nga iyang awhagon ang COMELEC sa pagbutang sa La Libertad ubos sa COMELEC Control. Gipasabot ni Atty. Advincua nga sa pagkakaron nagpdayon pa ang imbestigasyon sa military ug kapulisan. Gain sa kaugalingon pakisusi sa COMELEC daghan ang possibling motibo sa nahitabong pagpamanhig. Matud ni Atty. Advincua usa niini mao ang persona nga hiningdan. Gibutyag ni Atty. Advincula nga daghan

ug kuntra ang maong Barangay kapitan sa Aya nga si Lydio Baylon kinsa usa sa namatay. Sumala ni Avincula sulagm lang nga sa n a h i t a b o n g pagpamanhig daghan ang sakay sa truck. Sa pagkakaron gitataw ni Atty. Advincula nga anaa pa sa process of elimination ang posibing motibo sa pagpamanhig. Kini nagakip sa pagka-anti insugency advocate ni Baylon, Personal nga kaaway ug poitika. Si baylon nailahang tigpaluyo ni Mayor Limkaichong. Samtang ang Barangay Aya ug mga silingang dapit naiang gihugpan sa mga rebelding komunista. Sa pagkakaron miingon si Atty. Advincula nga maisip nga isolated case ang nahitabo sa barangay manluminsag Hinoon gihigpitan

karon ang pagpaniid sa maong mga lugar. Gipasabot ni Advincula nga mdeklara lang ang usa ka lugar nga hotspot o ubos sa COMELEC Control kung dunay sunod nga mga pagpamatay o Lawlessness, init ang panagatbang sa mga politico ug ikatulo dunay politica history nga magubot inig pinili-ay. Sa pagkakaron sayo pa kaayo matud nni Advincula sanglit waa pa gain makasang-at sa ilang Certificate of Candidacy ang ga okal nga mga kandidato. Midugang si Atty. Advencua nakig alayon ang iyang buhatan samilitar ug kapulisan sa lalawigan nga usa sa morekomendar kung ang dapit angayan bang ibutang sa COMELEC Control o kaha sa COMELEC Watchlist lang.

Mga motorista sa dalan sigurista

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iawhag sa Chairman sa Committee on Laws sa konseho ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete ang mga motorista nga mikwistyon sa pagpanakop kaniul sa mga sakop sa Land Transportation Office kun LTO-7 nga nagbase sa Cebu nga nag-operate karon ning syudad ug alawigan. Kini ang awhag ni kosehal Saeto Erames nunot sa nadawat nga textklamo sa Dumaguete Tonight kabahin sa pasangil nga dili makiangayon nga pagpanakop sa mga motorista. Sumaa ni Atty. Erames kung may porml nga reklamo nga

modangat sa konseho ipahigayon ang public hearing kabahin niini aron mapatawag ang mga kadagko-an sa LTO dinhi ug sa Cebu aron manubag sa reklamo sa mga motorista. Usa sa girekamo mao ang pagpanakop sa usa ka driver tungod sa

paglapas sa Anti-smoke beltshing. Apan sa smoke emission test nga gihimo nakapasar kini. Kung nganong sia pa ang mianhi gyud dinhi sa syudad aron manakop sa mha sakyanan nga nagbuga ug itom nga aso nga unta mamahimo man kini sa lokal nga LTO.

Gipailalum sa seminar ang mga bag-o nga kapulisan nga nadistino sa kamadu-ang probinsyal. Matud pa ni PD Ramon Melvin Buenafe kinahangan mapahimangno-an ang mga kapuisan kalabot sa ilang katungdanan ug limitasyon. Gani atol sa seminar nasuta nga dunay kakolangan ang kapuisan iabi na sa preservation sa crime scene ug ang pag hipus sa mga ibidensya sa krimen.

March 18 2007  

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