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VOL. 36

No. 40

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Bayw’n dads junk mayor’s P380M loan BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO

ow, the gloves are off. Considered by observers as a prelude to the looming intense political battle in the 3rd District, the Teves-dominated Bayawan City Council recalled on Tuesday the P 380 million loan of Mayor German Saraña in an apparent bid to block his vice-gubernatorial ambitions under (To page 19) Governor Emilio “Dodo” Macias II.

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wo gun-for-hire suspects, one of whom is linked to the murder of former Ms. Dumaguete Ann Rose Neri, were presented to the media inside the office of Mayor Agustin “Tuting” Perdices, Thursday.

Witnesses, including the victim’s sister, positively identified 28-year old Joselito Concepcion Dairo (left of photo) as the one who allegedly shot Neri to death last month at the Quezon Park. Also brought to the mayor’s presence was Carbert Aguilar (middle of photo), who was tagged as the sus-

pect in the Tinago shooting which wounded three persons, two of whom were children. But Aguilar was later released after the family of the victims reportedly refused to press charges.(See related story on Crime Week Section of this issue). (To page 19)

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he pioneer FM radio station in Dumaguete and Negros Oriental marked its 30th anniversary last Friday March 26, and treated its vast radio audience and fans with a free concert last night at the Quezon Park. A motorcade preceded the concert which was capped with fireworks galore midway during the concert. Two bands, Ground Zero and Last Train band enter (Turn to page 15)

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he warm and impressive reception of Negros Oriental’s youth voters plus the Arnaiz-Teves grassroots’ support apparently bolstered the fighting spirit of the administration party in pushing for a Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro victory in the May 2010 polls.

Teodoro, who interacted with students from Silliman University, Foundation University and Negros Oriental State University, also met with various city, town and barangay officials at the provincial (To page 2)

Meniong’s bet: Tuting or MEV? 02 “HARMONY CAN REIGN WHERE THERE IS JUSTICE TEMPERED WITH LOVE NOT WITH GREED.”


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Youth power impresses ... convention center. Although Teodoro belied the Arroyo connection, Rep. George Arnaiz (2nd District) was candid enough to admit that the P 600 million road concreting project in his district needs to be repaid with voted for the administration bet. Arnaiz, Board Member Mariant Escaño-Villegas and 3rd District Rep. Pryde Henry Teves explained that their support for Teodoro is based on their firm belief that he is the most qualified candidate for the presidency. In luncheon press conference, Teodoro bared that he is opposed to the bid of President Gloria MacapagalArroyo’s allies to appoint the new Chief Justice following a Turn to page 19

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HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS

BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

The provincial convention center was filled with youth, academe and professional voters, who were clearly rooting for the non-tradpol presidentiable Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro. The administration bet came and spoke to the assembled crowd for the first time Wednesday morning.

egros Oriental’s acknowledged political kingmaker former 3rd District Rep. Meniong Teves has not yet officially and openly backed any of the perceived leading candidates for the vice-governorship. ber Mariant Escaño-Villegas. Perdices’ camp claims that judging his body language and private talks, the elder Teves is inclined to support Perdices. However, this is counterbalanced by Rep. Pryde Henry Teves, who has openly endorsed the candi Turn to page 19

9 city barangays not yet drugs free

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aw enforcement agencies admit that the nine barangays of Dumaguete City, which have been previously noted to be affected with the illegal drugs trade, have not yet been cleared of the menace despite periodic anti-drugs operations. In its report to the City three are located in the city’s Peace and Order Council, interior. The remaining 21 the Philippine National Police barangays of the city are listed Barangays Looc, classified as un-affected by Calindagan, Poblacion 1- the drug problem. City Chief-of-Police Tinago, Poblacion 2, Piapi, Candau-ay, Bagacay and Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag Batinguel as areas where the said that the problem lies in illegal drug trade thrive. Of the fact that every time the the nine, six are coastal lawmen arrest a drug cou barangays and the remaining Turn to page 19

BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

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iberal Party senatorial candidate Atty. Alex Lacson sought an apology to the supporters of Lakas-Kampi-CMD Presidential Bet Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro after the posters of the former Defense Secretary were defaced by some men believed to be Lacson’s campaign volunteers, Wednesday dawn. Both Lacson and Teodoro visited Dumaguete City on the same day albeit arriving one hour apart. Teodoro’s supporter par- administration bet was to ticularly Rep. George Arnaiz take on his way to the foof the 2nd District, reportedly rum organized by students blew his top upon learning from Silliman University at that stickers with Lacson’s the provincial convention name were pasted on every center. poster bearing Teodoro’s Arnaiz confronted face along the route that the Turn to page 17

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riginally designed to prevent unplanned pregnancy, the use of condoms is now being promoted to prevent the spread of the dreaded HIV-AIDS, which according to the Department of Health has reached at an all time high, particularly among the young urban professional in the BPO industry. However, the powerful condoms. The Church and its allied Roman Catholic Church has registered its strong opposi- groups believe that the AIDS tion to the free distribution of incidence in the country is condoms as it allegedly cul- “not that alarming” and intivates a wrong mentality sist that the government that it is all right to be pro- should instead focus on remiscuous as long as you use Turn to page 19

St. Luke’s & SUMC ink medical tie-up St. Luke’s Medical, Center, one of the world’s best and Silliman Medical Center signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a historic linkage in medical science and technology. Story on page 13.

he local media had a heyday asking presidential bet GIBO TEODORO with all kinds of heavy and tough questions in the light of his intelligent and sensible answers to all good and even bad questions. This makes him a good media copy. For the layman, a good media copy means the man is a good material for easy but heavy writing stuff because the man talks with sense and substance. A news writer does not have a hard time probing what the man is talking big about. That’s good copy. For instance, it was good public impression reposed upon Gibo Teodoro when he insisted that the main agenda in his first visit to Dumaguete was to meet with the academe and professionals, second only to the political leaders. Of course he promised to come back in April, this time with a bigger party and rally. For two hours, he answered tough questions from students and professionals of the city and province at the jampacked provincial convention center. (see page 2 foto cap) A LITTLE HAKOT. Hakot? A little, about 20 from each town. But not as much as 17 hauling trucks from the town, who attended the Noynoy rally at the Freedom Park. ( Read “Power of Yellow” by Gabrielle Jacinto, elsewhere in this issue.) But how this

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Lacson apologizes to Gibo supporters

Teves has opted to allow Dumaguete City Mayor Agustin Perdices to solicit support from the mayors and other local officials in the 3rd District while not yet ruling out the possibility that in the end he might come out and boldly declare his support for Perdices’ rival Board Mem-

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Left to right: Dr. Verna T. Reyes, VP and medical director SUMC; Robeerto D. Montebon, president and administrator SUMCFI; Dr. Juanita D. Amatong, chairperson board of directors SUMC; Dr. Joven R. Cuanang, chief medical officer and SVP for Medical Affairs St. Luke’s Medical center and Rey V. Dimaano, St. Luke’s Medical Center marketing director.

Gibo meets the PRESS

Virtually with all the working NEWS media group of the Dumaguete Press Club, “Mr. Good News Copy” presidential bet GIBO TEODORO took a break and had an off the cup huddle with the local press club people namely Dems Demecillo, Niel Rio, Maricar Aranas, Magenta and Muffet Villegas, Syril Repe, Choy Gallardo, Bing Agular, Roy Buztillo, GIBO TEODORO, Florence Baesa, Ely Dejaresco, Butch Tipase, Joe AScabal, Titus Serina and Indirah Requiron among others. Conspiculously absent were government media people. Why, is Gibo an oppositionist? We want to acknowledge Ms Anabelle LeeAdriano who was the busy Gibo-volunteer news photographer of the day. She is the manager-daughter of Antulang Beach Resort.

little but durable young man named Anatoly Karpov gather that mixture of student crowd in a few days with John Credo, truly deserves credit. Indeed, we taped all the proceedings, and found out that every single minute was used with sensible talk and none at all to belittle his opponents. This earned GIBO a high grade among the thinkers among the voters. But how many indeed among the voters are real thinkers? Aren’t most of them blind followers? That is why this nation is in such a big mess because most of the people are blind followers whom TRADPOLS have managed to keep poor so that they can always play santa claus to the public mendicants, both for jobs and money during their entire term. EDUCATE POLITICAL MENDICANTS. Just imagine, one mayoral bet has hired 10,000 casuals at least for two months during the campaign period . Yes, Virginia, diez-mil ka mga casuals as in 10,000. Of course they will be on rotation basis, but multiply them by 5 in the family you get 50,000 votes , more than enough for the town or city bet to win. Maybe spend less , but get sure votes. And don’t tell me there is no payroll padding. That is one way how incumbents can buy the voters and keep them poor until the next elections. GIBO Teodoro wants to fix that. He wants to Turn to page 19


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RP has ...

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due to TB, still a killer disease, slightly dropped from 39.1% (1990) to 33.0% (2003). The Tropical Disease Foundation, led by Dra. Thelma Tupasi, has been at the forefront of the anti-TB fight nationwide in this decade. TB patients cured by monitored treatment in RP jumped from 73% (2001) to 83% (2006) - signaling a breakthrough in TB treatment. Of late, the issue on the environment has likewise taken center

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stage globally. How has RP fared in this regard? Mercifully, with the log ban and the reforestation programs, the ratio of land area now covered with forests in RP moved from just 20% (1990) to 53% (2006). Awareness has also resulted in the hike in protected areas for biodiversity from 8.5% (1990) to 13% (2006) while consumption of ozone-depleting CFs dropped significantly from 2981 (1990) to only 681 (2006). Filipinos are now also using less solid for fuel at 42% (2008) from 66% (1990).

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRY AS TO ) SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE IN THE RECORDS ) OF BIRTH OF RHEA MAE CUERPO BEDEJARDE ) ) RHEA MAE CUERPO BEDEJARDE, ) Petitioner, ) -versus) ) THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF ) STA. CATALINA, NEGROS ORIENTAL, ) Respondent. ) x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - — /

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Petitioner Rhea Mae Cuerpo Bedejarde, alleged in her petition that she was born on October 10, 1988 at Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, and her fact of birth was duly recorded before the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. However, in her record of birth, her sex was erroneously entered as MALE instead of FEMALE. Thus, this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on May 20, 2010 at 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon, at the session hall of this court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published immediately at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities. Let copies of this order be furnished to the office of the Solicitor General, the Municipal Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. GIVEN in Chamber this 17th day of December 2009 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. The Negros Chronicle March 14, 21 & 28, 2010

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blast!!! The 30th Birthday Blowout of Energy FM with a FREE CONCERT on March 27, 7PM @ the Quezon Park!!! With live performances by Ground Zero and Last Train with special guest MADONNA DIVA – one of the countries funniest comedian! In partnership with: DSS Fireworks, Lil’s Lending Shop and The Negros Chronicle

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Orix Metro Leasing & Finance Corporation, Metro Bank Bldg. Dr. V. Locsin st. Dgte. City, tel. nos. 422-8657 & 422-8658 • Inkmore The Ink Refill Specialist, San Juan St. •. F&FO Motor Parts at Capitol Highway, Banilad and Cervantes St. • Obdulia’s Business Inn and Rosalio’s Restaurant • Agencia Belen • Ted’s Old Timer La Paz Batchoy, Ground Floor Robinson’s Mall • MSE Natasha, managed by Elena Oracion • Tops and Bottoms • Earthworks Auto Supply, Perdices

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he Supreme court keeps on making wrong decisions. I am not sure if again, the Supreme Court will back track and take an about face on their latest ruling.

I am already noticing that in our day and age, the present Supreme Court keeps on reversing its own decisions.

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he Supreme Court (SC) through Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin said that the appointment of the next Chief Justice by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is not a “midnight appointment”. A midnight appointment is one that is issued indiscriminately by the appointing power without the benefit of any thorough scrutiny, and a few days or minutes before his or her appointing power expires. The case at hand is not so. Justice Lucas said that the so-called “midnight appointment” is a misnomer in the sense that the selection of the next Chief Justice will pass through the scrutiny of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Justice Lucas was the one who wrote the 55-page decision of the SC in an en banc session on Wednesday which ruled that President Arroyo has the power to appoint the successor of Chief Justice Reynato Puno who will retire on May 17, 2010. The SC has ordered the Judicial and Bar Council to submit its shortlist of nominees of at least three to four names to President Arroyo on or before May 17, 2010. The appointment of the next CJ or chief justice, cannot be a personal choice of Mrs. Arroyo since, in fact, she has no choice but to choose from the list submitted to her by the Judicial and Bar Council. The SC told its critics to just file their respective motion for reconsideration instead of criticizing the magistrates. The

trouble with critics is that they just open their mouths to espouse their own hidden agenda. They do not even care to evaluate whether their criticisms have legal basis. So the best thing critics can do is to abide by the rule of law and if they have objections, file their motions for reconsideration. SC Spokesman and Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez said that the decision of the SC on the issue went through proper deliberation and independent votation by each magistrate. In fact, 9 voted in favor, three opposed and three justices abstained or inhibited from voting. In a democracy like ours, it cannot be avoided that there are those who would not favor the SC ruling. However, they could still file their appeal before the highest court of the land. This is the rule of law. And if we follow the rule of the mob, then there will be chaos. Besides, everybody knows that the SC ruling is not yet final and executory, adding that the petitioners still have a period of 15 days within which to file their motion for reconsideration. As you know, the Supreme Court en banc decided in favor of giving Pres. Arroyo the valid powers to appoint the new chief justice during the remaining days of her term in office. The SC said there is no legal impediment and that the president my validly appoint the successor of chief justice Reynato Puno when he retires on May 17.

An example is that decision on cityhood. Another is the decision considering as resigned appointed government officials who run for public office. Recently the Supreme has ruled that President Arroyo can appoint a new chief justice once the current chief justice retires on his birthday on May 17, even with the constitutional ban on midnight appointments. According to the Supreme Court the constitutional ban against midnight appointments only applies to the executive appointments and not to members of the Supreme Court. The court reason is placements. According to the court , since the ban against midnight appointments is found in the chapter on the executive department, then the ban must only cover executive appointments. I could not control but laugh and shake my head when I read this portion of the decision. I can have an analogy on the court’s weird argument. If a newspaper editor places an ad about a missing person in the obituary section of the paper, then the interpretation must be that the missing person must already be dead. For what reason could there be for the editor to consciously place the missing-person ad in the obituary section, other than the suggestion that such missing person has died? Funny argument isn’t it? I don’t know how the Supreme Court came up with such ruling, when there is nothing in the constitutional ban that exempts the Supreme Court from being covered by the ban on midnight appointments. The Supreme Court made additions to the wordings of the constitution. The Supreme court resorted to interpretation on the pretext Turn to page 18-B

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Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

he Philippines, financially bankrupt and mired in poverty after the ravages of Martial Law, has improved in many aspects. This is gleaned from the monitoring done on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) as set by the United Nations in 2000 aimed at reducing poverty and the worst forms of human deprivation by 2015. (Figures monitored by NEDA) In terms of poverty, Filipi- ondary and tertiary levels was simi- (2008). Death at childbirth also decreased from 57% (1990) to nos below the threshold of lar. The improvement is shown 25% (2008). poverty ($1.00/day income) has The latter statistic can be partly decreased from 45% (1990) to in the share of women employed in non-agricultural sector which explained by the fact that the pro33% (2006). This is validated by a child rose from 40% (1990) to 42% portion of births attended by skilled malnutrition ratio that showed the (2007). More women now help health workers improved from rate of underweight Filipino children their husbands keep the house- 59% (1990) to 73% (2007). In treating prevalent dis(below 5 years old) dropped from hold afloat financially. It is in politics where “woman eases, the use of condom (only 34% (1990) to 26% (2008). In education, although pri- power” is at its dramatic best when “sure” defense vs. AIDS) inmary school enrollment ratio in (1982) there were only 10% fe- creased only slightly from 1.0% remained the same, those who males in Congress, by 2007 2 of (1993) to 1.8% (2009) owing to completed primary (elementary) 10 Congressmen / Senators are the lack of education and the conservative Catholic culture. school hiked from 64% (1990) from the fairer sex. In health matters, children However, deaths caused by to 73% (2003). Touching on gender equality dying under 5 years of age malaria from 1.5% (1990) slipped for women, the ratio of female: male slipped dramatically from a ter- to only 0.3% (2008) while deaths students attending primary, sec- rifying 80% (1990) to only 33% Turn to page 3

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Vital Life !

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Perverting our subjectivity to subjectivism

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It said that in that UN meeting, abortion was not anymore an issue. It was a foregone conclusion, a shoo-in, accepted by the majority of the members and not deserving any further discussion, thanks to the rousing speech of its main global proponent Hillary Clinton. Women can now do anything with their body, a doctrine meant to be the basis for women´s right to abortion, among many other things. The same thinking is behind the global promotion for reproductive health, safe sex, same-sex union, etc. This is a great cause for concern, and even for alarm. That this perverted reasoning has gone up to the level of the UN indicates that not only human, but also some super-human or sub-

human forces are at work. I don´t think this is just a usual social or cultural phenomenon, a purely human affair. There are spirits behind this development. We cannot remain passive in the face of this disturbing phenomenon. Here in our country, some prominent voices echo the same sentiments. They are public officials and even university presidents. A senator now running for president openly batted for safe sex. In fact, many of our candidates mouth similar mantras. Many city councils today are enacting reproductive health decrees, obviously riding on a bandwagon, following a global pied pier that Turn to page 11

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Why the electoral process is flawed

Let us go to the matter of election spending. On a per capita basis a candidate’s election expenses in this country pales by comparison with its US counterparts, to take one country example. I was in the US during the last elections and the spending by both Democrats and Republicans were staggering by local standards. Obama’s war chest was the richest and his campaign used to the optimum multimedia approach. Rich candidates from both parties really opened up their pockets. Incidentally when the super-rich in the states spend for

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Omalahokan

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he first several weeks after my spinal surgery I spent quietly in the second floor of our home where our bedroom, a family room, and my prayer room and home office are situated. This was a time of healing, regaining my energy, and of long moments of reflection and revisiting treasured memories. The window in my home of- planted with pechay, one seedling per fice looks out onto our small gar- hole. The bed itself is also vermicast den that is dwarfed under a tall mixed with a little garden soil. And tree and bordered on one vegetables grow so very well that we FR. ROY tambis side by a mango tree. Our mango always enjoy veggies freshly picked CIMAGALA tree was blown down during the time from our garden. of Typhoon Millenyo but it is now But it seems that there is more to recovering slowly but surely with our little garden than vegetables. It is the many new green branches reach- playground for the neighborhood birds ing up to the sunlight. every morning as they dance about in The garden is one of Jun’s search for food, as they flirt with each experimental plots. It is a circu- other, as they regale the sun with their lar garden bed, rimmed with cheerful morning melodies. It is the playhollow blocks, standing on ground for our small puppies who hide their sides, the holes filled with around the corners of the hollow blocks Turn to page 11 vermicast organic fertilizer and

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NANCY RUSSELL CATAN

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PROMISES TO KEEP

A PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. –– Proverbs 16:3

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top judging others, and you will not be judged. Stop criticizing others, or it will all come back on you. If you forgive others, you will be forgiven. If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you used in giving — large or small—it will be used to measure what is given back to you.” –– Luke 6:37-38

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Kita ang paglaum sa atong nasud

aa pa ba’y paglaum ang atong nasud? Makab-ot pa ba nato ang atong gitinguha nga kabag-ohan sa atong katilingban? Ang tubag niini anaa lang usab kanato. Kung tinuod kita nga nangandoy sa Pagbago, makab-ot nato kini. Anaa nagdepende kanato ang kaugmaon sa atong nasod ug ang kalampusan FR. GAMMY TULABING sa tanan natong mga JCD, VG tinguha. Kita ang paglaom sa atong nasud. Ug tungod kay ania man kita, dako pa og paglaum ang atong nasud. Dako nga yawi ug dalan sa tinuod nga pagbag-o mao ang pagpili nato sa mga kandidato nga angayang mangulo kanato sa mga nagkalain-laing posisyon sa pangagamhanan. Dili nato kalimtan nga tulobagon nato sa Dios ang pagpili sa mga maayong kandidato. Dako kaayo nato nga katungod ug katungdanan ang pagtabang sa mga maayo nga kandidato aron sila molampos ug mogawas nga mananaog sa umaabot nga piniliay. Sugo usab sa atong kristohanong kaakohan nga babagan ang pagdaog sa mga kandidato nga dili angay nga botohan. Pilion gayod nato ang mga kandidato nga napamatud-an na nga ligdong sa ilang personal nga kinabuhi ug pagkinabuhi. Pilion gayod nato ang mga kandidato nga napamatud-an na nga tinuod nga makaDiyos, maka-Tawo, maka –Pilipino, maka-Nasod, maka-Pamilya, nagrespeto sa ka balaan sa kaminyoon, maka-Kinabuhi, maka-Kinaiyahan, matinud-anon, aduna’y track record sa lunsay ug ligdong nga pangalagad, aduna’y katakos sa pangalagad, ug nagtanaw gayod sa tibuok ug tiningob nga kaayohan sa tanang katawhan. Kinahanglan nga ang kandidato nag-promote sa common good. Nagkinahanglan kita og mga kandidato nga aduna’y panglantaw sa gitawag nato nga wholistic development sa katawhan. Nagkinahanglan kita og mga kandidato nga maningkamot pagkab-ot sa gitawag nga wholistic progress sa katawhan. Ug ang “wholistic development and progress” naglangkob sa kaayohan sa lawas ug kalag. Importante man ang physical developments sama sa mga kalsada, taytayan, mga tunghaan, ug uban pa nga mga infrastructora sa atong katilingban; apan magpili kita og mga kandidato nga apil sa ilang plataporma de gobyerno ang pagpabalik sa lunsay nga moralidad ug espirituhanong kinabuhi Turn to page 17

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will also receive criticism. If we treat others generously, graciously, and compassionately, however, these qualities will come back to us in full measure. We are to love others, not judge them.

HISTORICAL NOTES

If you responded with a lot of noes, it is time that you lay the cornerstone to the foundation of everything you are doing professionally and personally. That cornerstone is a personal mission statement that reflects who you are, what are you doing, and the way in which you are doing it. You may be caught up in the momentum of earning a living, fulfilling your roles as a spouse and a parent, nurturing friendships, and meeting obligations without having a conscious awareness of where you’re headed. You’ve never stopped to analyze what your life’s purpose is all about. You function, do your best, and hope and pray that everything comes out all right. A mission statement provides you with a compass. It states in black and white what you want to be, what you want to accomplish, and what your governing values are. It becomes both an anchor and a rudder. It is an anchor because it allows you to stay steadfastly in place while you decline offers and temptations that would distract you from your mission. It is a rudder because it helps you stay the course while your are moving toward your goals. A good mission statement can prevent a thousand failures and wasted effort. When you are confused by outside influ-

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ences or internal emotional turmoil, the mission statement can be the solid rock that grounds your decisions in reality. Writing a personal mission statement is, in a sense, the ultimate goal-setting exercise. Actually, it is the distillation of multiple goals into a central theme. If you haven’t thought concretely about the goals you can and would like to accomplish, now is the time to do it, especially before you compose your first draft of a mission statement. When goals of a mission are balanced and healthy, they include family priorities, not just business concerns. They incorporate values, not just ambitions. Goals on the way to a mission involve relationships, not just productivity. Words, especially written ones, have power. Writing a mission statement does not guarantee compliance with it, but the act of writing it out is almost like making a commitment to yourself and others. When you have composed yours, I think you will be surprised at just how much power is there to help you make good, solid decisions about today that will lead you to the tomorrows of your dreams.

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Say Nothing hen concurrent President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo brought out other aspects in the life and ministry of St. John Marie Vianney for parish priests to ponder BY: REV. FR. ROMAN C. and reflect: SAGUN. JR. “What were the attitudes of his fellow priests? Some of them thought that Vianney was insane. Some judged his appearance as eccentricity. They considered as odd his actions which, considering the purity of his intention, were in reality proofs of his holiness. He was the object of certain antipathies and dislikes, even the butt of jokes … but he goodnaturedly endured them. His bishop defended him by remarking at one of the clergy gatherings: ‘I wish that all of my clergy had a small grain of the same madness’ and then gave John Vianney faculty to hear confession item pro tota dioecesi. “One day, when a letter denouncing him to the Bishop accidentally fell in his hands his natural irony took over, but after an instant sadness, he countersigned the letter and sent it to the Bishop. ‘Now they have my signature, so there will be no lack of material to lead to conviction.’ On another occasion, he said to a friend, ‘Today I received two letters. In one I am told that I am a saint, in the other that I am a quack. The first letter gave me nothing; the second took nothing from me.’ He advised someone with these words: ‘If people rebuke you, if they praise you, do as the dead – say nothing.’ “Three times he ran away from his parish not because Ars was not good enough for him, but because he felt that he was not good enough for Ars. In 1840, having sent his Bishop a letter asking for an ‘exeat’ (leave of absence), he set out for the Trappist Monastery at two o’clock in the morning. It was the question ‘Is what I am doing now really the will of God?’ That made him return to the church unnoticed by the people, to begin again another 16-hour long period in the confessional. In September of 1843, having recovered from bronchial pneumonia which brought him between life and death for a week, he again set out for the much desired solitude of the monastery. No sooner had he arrived in his old home

hat is your mission in life? Have you thought about it? Have you taken all of your talents and experiences along with the desires of your heart and boiled them down into a concise understanding of the mission you are on? Would any friend or family member be able to accurately tell what mission you are on? Does anyone know your goals and how you are trying to accomplish them? Do you?

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hen everyone went home, but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early the next morning he went back to the Temple. All the people gathered around him, and he sat down and began to teach them. The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees brought in a woman who had been caught committing adultery, and they made her stand before them all. “Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the very act of committing adultery. In our Law Moses commanded that such a woman must be stoned to death. Now, what do you say?” They said this to trap Jesus, so that they could accuse him. But

he bent over and wrote on the ground with his finger. As they stood there asking him questions, he straightened up and said to them, “Whichever one of you has committed no sin may throw the first stone at her.” Then he bent over again and wrote on the ground. When they heard this, they all left, one by one, the older ones first. Jesus was left alone, with the woman still standing there. He straightened up and said to her, “Where are they? Is there no one left to condemn you?” “No one, sir,” she answered. “Well, then,” Jesus said, “I do not condemn you either. Go, but do not sin again.”

From ashes to oil of gladness To grant those who mourn in Zion – To give them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit.

– Isaiah 6:13

(Part II) wonder, secondly, if we could avail ourselves of Lent as the season to look into our internal life so that our ashes of resentment against Dr. PROCESO UDARBE others who have wronged us may be lifted to God. There are varied reasons for a grudge. In the case of Esau and Jacob in the Old Testament, the reason had to do with inheritance. What the cause of the mutual grudge of Euoda and Synteche was, as reported to us in the writing of Paul? We do not know. Could it be rivalry for leadership? Among us there could be long-standing grudges. A personal grudge can be an obstacle to our meaningful observance of Lent. We should look into ourselves and be renewed! Sometime ago, I told someone with a grudge that God’s forgiveness of us and our forgiveness of others are not two things, but one. I said that God’s forgiveness of us is the motivating power that enables us to forgive the other person. This is what we say in the Lord’s Prayer: “Forgive us our sins as we too have forgiven those who have sinned against us.” Indeed,

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if I have been forgiven by God, should I withhold my forgiveness of another person? If I live by divine mercy, should I not be merciful? And by the way, when Jesus tells us to forgive our debtors, it is not for the sake of all debtors but for our own peace of mind. Jesus is saying forgive, forgive, and forgive for your own sake. Someone who has been very forgiving said to me when I asked why he is that gracious, “You see, we must remember to forget the old wounds of the past. There is no use torturing oneself on what might have been or with remorse over quarreling.” Lincoln once said: “If you want to get rid of your enemies, make them your friends.” Dalai Lama wrote: “Don’t let the minor irritants ruin a beautiful friendship.” The Buddhist says, “The grudge you hold on to is like a hot coal that you intend to throw at somebody else, but you’re the one who gets burned.” Let us therefore, practice forgiveness to bring more love into our lives. It is a way of clearing the weeds in front of our hearts, and love will flow freely. (To be continued)


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The Power of Yellow BY GABRIELLE JACINTO

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t was the sight to see — thousands of people congregating at the Freedom Park in the late hours of the third of March. Outside, hundreds of motorcycles were parked in a long, tight line — much like a flank of sentinels from afar. At first glance, one would think a huge rock star was in town but, at closer look, telltale yellow-clad organizers were running about, making sure everything was in place. Yes, the Aquino-Roxas ticket was in town and Dumaguete City welcomed the Liberal Party’s answer to the nation’s call for change with open arms.

Dancing to the Beat of Freedom Earlier that day, two Lear jets touched down on the city’s domestic airport. Aboard the first to land, a blue and white aircraft, was VP front runner, Mar Roxas. Second to arrive on a white carrier with a thin, yellow strip running through its sides was presidential candidate, Noy Aquino. As they alighted from their planes, percussion rhythms erupted in joyous beats of welcome thanks to a group of percussionists from Tanjay City who consider Ninoy Aquino as their greatest inspiration. They even have his portrait painted on each of their yellow drums. Who knew that in a couple of years, they will be the ones to welcome the son of their champion who now has a fighting chance to hold the highest position of the land? “Dili ko katuo (Unbelievable)…” Manong

Geraldo, one of the drummers, said as the planes descended towards the City of Gentle People. Reminiscent of EDSA As the Noy-Mar party set on a flurry of meets-andgreets, LP local party logistics team and youth volunteers were already at the Freedom Park as early as noon to set up. On the field were 3000 chairs. Jun Villamero, a volunteer of Youth for Noy (Yo!Noy) remembers looking at the empty chairs as they were being arranged in rows, “I kept thinking: Will there be people coming tonight? ArAr (Woodrow Maquiling Jr, head of the LP logistics team) reassured me that people would come.” But, by 5:30 p.m. only the first few rows were occupied. “We were starting to worry,” Vic Somoza, another Yo!Noy volunteer intimated, “What if the people won’t show up?”

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By 6, however, the tide palpably shifted. Droves of youth who just finished classes poured in. Families with their kids started to fill the seats. Those who occupied Dumaguete’s version of Wall Street, the simple street vendors of Main Street, the young, the old —- the gang was all there. By 6:30 p.m. all 3000 seats were taken. By 7:00 p.m. the whole field was overtaken by people. “It was just like a sea of Negrenses going out there in full force as if shouting to the world that we will no longer tolerate another six years of corruption, injustice, and encroachment on our rights and that Noy Aquino and Mar Roxas were the best candidates to rally behind,” Eric Gaudiano, youth coordinator from Bais City, commented. The Philippine Daily Inquirer described the Dumaguete gathering as EDSA-like. It was reminiscent of the

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utbreaks of measles are to be expected during the summer season, but 2010 saw incidences of outbreaks as early as January. Symptoms include fever, general weakness and occasional red eyes, which come before the characteristic skin rash. And because it is airborne, measles is highly contagious especially four days before the rashes appear and four days after. The Department of Health has recorded a total of 954 cases of measles in the country from January 1 to February 20, 2010. Children aged one to nine are the common victims of measles and this is said to be due to the high percentage of children not vaccinated. While measles is usually self-limiting and may not require medication, infected persons sometimes suffer from complications due to weak immune systems. Some of the complications caused by measles are diarrhea, pneumonia, encephalitis and corneal ulceration leading to corneal scarring. Turn to page 11

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crowds cheering for Cory Aquino while clamoring for the end of an oppressive dictatorship. As the people from Dumaguete held their hands up in the Laban sign while singing the patriotic hymn that is Bayan Ko, it, indeed, seemed like EDSA all over again. Youth Power What was amazing about the turn-out was the number of young people in attendance. Rochelle Remollo, volunteer at the youth registration in support of Noy-Mar 2010, excitedly spoke about the passionate and enthusiastic support for the LP tandem, “We had sheets good for 900 names. In less than an hour, all sheets were filled up and there still were so many young people who haven’t even signed up yet. It was amazing!” Meljun Banogon, Yo!Noy provincial convenor, remembers the initial uncer-

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tainty towards youth attendance, “We found out about their (Noy-Mar) arrival on Sunday. We strategized on Monday and implemented the plan on Tuesday for a rally which would happen on Wednesday. We basically had ONE day to gather the troops…And, thank God, they delivered. It’s just so overwhelming!” Hushed Crowd As thousands (roughly estimated to be over 10, 000) massed at Freedom Park, several LP personalities led by former Senator Franklin Drilon took the stage and pushed for the party’s platform for change and good governance. Roxas fired up the people with his passionate words and call to action which was in stark contrast to what happened when Noy took the stage. A hush fell on the massive crowd. It was as if a huge sign that said SILENCE PLEASE was

flashed. Everyone seemed to want to listen to Noy’s each and every word. Just imagine — thousands upon thousands of people quieted by a man whose folksy way of speaking is a frequent attack point of supporters of other presidentiables. It was a moment that one had to witness to fully understand what the experience was like. “Silence despite thousands…and Noy,” described a by-stander. And So It Was As the last bars of Bayan Ko faded in the background and chants of NoyMar receded after a final wave from the two who retreated to a well-deserved rest, the people steadily went back to their homes, bearing in their hearts and in their minds one unwavering belief succinctly put by a song played over and over again during Noy-Mar sorties… Siya na nga. Sila na nga.

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) ) ) ) SPEC. PROC. NO. 290 ) ) ) LINCOLN M. DIAO, ) Petitoner, ) ) -versus) ) THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF ) BAYAWAN CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, ) Respondent. ) ) X------------------------- -- --/

O R D E R Petitioner Lincoln M. Diao, alleged in his petition that he was born on February 24, 1969 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, and his fact of birth was duly recorded before the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan, Negros Oriental. However, in his record of birth, his date of birth was erroneously entered as February 24, 1970 instead of February 24, 1969. Thus, this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on June 28, 2010 at 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon, at the session hall of this court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published immediately at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities. Let copies of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and his counsel. SO ORDERED. GIVEN in Chamber this 11th day of January 2010 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines.

MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR COMPUTERS PROJECTORSCREENS LAPTOPS PRINTERS/HUBS AND OTHER OFFICE EQUIPMENT The Negros Chronicle March 14, 21 & 28, 2010 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City SPEC. PROC. NO. 291 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OFENTRIES AS TO SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE AND FIRST NAME FROM JUNNIEFER TO JENNIFER IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF JUNNIEFER OPIALDA DELGADO a.k.a. JENNIFER OPIALDA DELGADO, JENNIFER OPIALDA DELGADO, Petitioner, -versus – THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BAYAWAN CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x———————————————————————/

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Petitioner Jennifer Opialda Delgado, alleged in her petition that she was born on January 29, 1971 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, and her fact of birth was duly recorded before the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. However, in her record of birth, her sex was erroneously entered as MALE instead of FEMALE and her first name from Junniefer to Jennifer. Thus, this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on June 29, 2010 at 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon, at the session hall of this court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published immediately at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities. Let copies of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. GIVEN in Chamber this 17th day of December 2009 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME The Negros Chronicle Executive/Presiding Judge March 7, 14 & 21, 2010

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From page 7 and jump out to chase their shadows in the sunlight. Seeing the garden from my window offering its quietness as an oasis to the noisy world outside fills me with peace and joy. I am joyous with the lilting birdsong, my heart dances with the birds as they fly up and down, back and forth, around and around. I am filled with laughter at the antics of the puppies; I delight in the occasional butterfly that flits here and there in the garden. Watching the garden gently and slowly grow its plants is much like allowing myself the time to heal … with patience and in peace remembering good times and happy

memories. Like the gardener who lovingly nourishes his plants with just enough water, the right mix of organic nourishment, and the discipline of weeding, so, too, must I lovingly listen to my body and nourish it with the prescribed amount of care, exercise, rest, and food. But most of all, the garden reminds me to see the joy in the little things, in the simple and the beautiful, in the dance of the songbirds, in the rustle of the breeze in the trees. I have come to learn that enjoying the garden isn’t so much about the garden itself, but more about discovering that we can, and we will bloom and bear fruit if we are willing to keep our roots well grounded, our lives properly, though sometimes painfully, disciplined, and our hearts looking upward as we

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But how else can we explain the irrationality of their position when it can open the floodgates to everyone claiming absolute rights not only for their body, but also for anything they like? If the women now can do anything with their body, who can stop the men also to do the same, the adolescents, the children, the different groups also to do the same? It´s true that we all are free, and because of that we are subjects of our own actions, conscious of them and responsible for them too. That´s the reason we have subjectivity. That´s because we think, we choose, decide, love or reject, orient our actions to some goal, etc. In short, we are responsible for our actions. But that subjectivity, by the very nature of our being persons who think and are free and responsible, necessarily leads us to be connected with others, let alone, with God who is supposed to be our Creator, the Author of everything, of what is right and wrong, what is good and evil. Our subjectivity can´t help but enter into the dynamics of intersubjectivity. Our life is always a life of sharing, of inter-personal relation. No one, no group can claim to live by himself or by themselves. No one, no group can be absolute authors of the laws to govern us. No one, no group can be a law to himself or themselves. You do that and you immediately get into trouble. You will lapse into the world of subjectivism, a parody of our subjectivity. You will simply be tossed to and fro in an ocean of relativism where without absolute guide your survival will just be a matter of brute force and violence and other forms of inhuman and unfair justice. Our individuality is not meant to freeze into individualism and isolationism. A recluse, unless he is one due to ascetical reasons, and an asocial or antisocial person are always an anomaly. And this is what the UN seems to be promoting now. It seems it has not learned its lesson after it has burned its fingers with its rash support of the global warming issue, now largely discredited by scientists worldwide. It´s declaring women to be a law to themselves, detached from an absolute standard. We cannot remain passive here. This development is a call to action. We have to understand that our life will always be some kind of warfare, not only in the personal level involving internal and spiritual situations, but also in the global level. For Christian believers, this battle will always be a war of peace and love, of truth, justice and charity. But just the same, the unavoidable aspects of warfare will always be there—the cut and thrust, the discussion and arguments, the effort to clarify and win followers through their heart and mind, dialogue, patience, understanding, mercy, etc. We have to be ready for all these.

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A Different View

BY: DEMS DEMECILLO NEIL RIO, BLAS LIBATON

Alleged NPA leader nabbed at city pier Jamila, the alleged erstwhile squad leader of the Ivory Platoon of the KR claims he was part of the group of rebels who engaged the soldiers in at least two armed encounters in Basak, San Jose last July 2008 and in Siapo, San Jose last March.

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rained of his communist zeal, a 39-year-old man, tagged as a leader of the New People’s Army, willingly yielded to authorities, Wednesday, after they managed to monitor his planned escape and mounted an operation to prevent him from leaving for Manila.

Arrested by the joint PNP-AFP team from Dumaguete City led by Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag, Sta. Catalina Chief-of-Police Insp. Edwin Tuble and soldiers from the 79th Infantry

Battalion was Fortunato Jamila of Talalak, Sta. Catalina. The authorities were armed with several warrants for his arrest, namely, violation of forest laws, homicide and illegal possession of firearms. Jamila

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is tagged as a team leader of the Ivory Platoon of KRSB but claimed to have left the movement sometime in December last year due to the physical hardships Turn to page 19

till drunk and disoriented, a seaman found himself inside the Dumaguete City PNP detention cell after he was arrested Thursday morning for alleged illegal discharge of his firearm by a retired police officer Augusto Andrade, who was assisted by responding policemen.

The suspect, Edgar Tesoro, 49, was arrested still brandishing his 9mm pistol while in a drinking session at house in

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ore than two weeks after they hoodwinked their police captors and dashed to liberty outside the Guihulngan City Police Station, one of the inmates who escaped on March 3 has been recaptured.

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Guihulngan City Chief of Police Chief Inspector Carlos Lacuesta said Marwin Villagracia has been arrested anew while Jovy Vergara has remained at large. Villagracia is facing murder and robbery

charges, while Vergara is facing theft raps. The newly-assigned Lacuesta said that because of the lack of toilet facili Turn to page 19

Cops nab shooting suspect for slay try Escorts led Carbert Aguilar, 38, a suspect in the shooting of Roberto Teves, to the waiting mobile following his presentation before Dumaguete City Mayor Agustin “Tuting” Perdices and the media, Thursday morning. Aguilar was arrested after his supposed shooting victim survived and identified him as his assailant. Both Teves and Aguilar are considered by authorities as police characters who are allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade. The victim was traveling on board his motorcycle at the Canday-ong-Tinago Bridge, Wednesday, when another motorcycle came from behind with the back rider opening fire at him. Teves was hit in the chest and buttocks. Unfortunately, two children flying kites on the side of the bridge were also injured by stray bullets. The children were identified as Angelo Basal and Kenneth Mercado. They sustained gun wounds in the chest and shoulder, respectively. Like Teves, they survived. However, Aguilar was released later on due to lack of evidence as police authorities continue to conduct investigation and gather evidence to prosecute the killer.

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BY: DINDO GENEROSO against Vice-gov. Jose “Petit” Baldado is allegedly being hurled by one who happens to be a childhood playmate of mine during my growing up years at San Juan street in Dumaguete City, and who is presently running for mayor in Baldado country. Of course this charges will not hold water, and might even boomerang to its initiators, and supported by those overstayers, inside the capitol. Indeed, it is a great honor and privilege to walk, talk and jog, with leaders as history unfurls in our beloved province of Oriental Negros. It is just my firm hope that we will have clean and peaceful elections come May 10, 2010 whose winners will be magnanimous in victory and losers gracious in their defeat. Have a nice day!!

HEALTH IS WEALTH

Midlife machismo kills “Man is a wild animal who walks upright.” – Philmon

sycho-social scientists have studied that the midlife male crisis usually occurs commonly at the ages 35, 45, 55. During these age-brackets, men become so conscious about their appearance particularly on their physical image. They want to show to the whole world that they are still young, strong and “guapo” (handsome or attractive). When someone remarks that they are already old, they would immediately retort: “Old? You must be kidding!” The word “old” to them means, “Laos ka na.” (You are already useless). It’s a great insult to the middle aged person.

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So, to discourage a sign or even a hint of being weak, feeble or infirm, the middle aged man starts to compensate himself by practicing health and youth-enhancing behavior: Loads his diet with vital nutrients and gulps multivitamins; jogs around the park; may pump some irons to make his muscle firm and bulging; buys stylish shirts and rugged pants to look younger and may go to massage parlors. He may engage in some sports like tennis and other activities to show that he is still young and exuding a macho image. However, some middle-aged persons are overextending themselves for they go sowing “wild oats” – a way of reassuring their masculinity, evidently, a defensive maneuver. Many people may not be aware of it, but middle-age is the phase in the life of a man when inevitably diseases are

beginning to appear, such as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), uretritis, cancer of the prostate and STD. Other common deadly disorders are hypertension, heart attacks such as coronary thrombosis, myocardial infarction or stroke strike them. Smoking and alcoholic drinks should be curtailed at middle-age. All these detrimental maladies take a great toll on the middle-age person. And the bottom line is the tendency of man to escape to needless machismo complex, trying to prove his youthfulness, strength, attractiveness and manliness. Hence, the subtle consequence is the stress and strain that creates the crises and thus brings about early death. Psychologists have made a healthy proposal to resolve the middle-aged dilemma. Admittedly, most males at this period of life are already “made”, mean-

DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA Fellow, Phil. Psychiatric Association Diplomate, Phil. Board of Psychiatry

ing they are already financially stable. There is no need to prove their dwindling masculinity, but they should resign to the fact that they are not getting younger and that the most important thing to do at this stage in life is to prepare for a wholesome retirement, as well as a development of genuine personality – a true restituted lifestyle that would reassure their salvation of their immortal soul. Let them join and be active in socio-civic or religious movement and lead a Christcentered life. Remember, middle-age groups are in the “pre-departure area”. They may die anytime or sooner than they think. A message of concern to my middle-age friends: “What doth it profits a man if he gains the whole world but losses the fate of his own immortal soul,” Christ said. Think about it.


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G1bo is good media copy Walk for HOPE

Fr. Burton Villarmente, SAC Director, Diocese of Dumaguete leads participants for the Walk for Hope (Honest, Orderly and Peaceful Elections) last week.

After a grueling no-holds barred interview with Presidential bet GIBO Teodoro, Dumaguete’s working media took a break and posed with GIBO whom newsmen dubbed as Mr. Good Copy. (Top L-R) Dems Demecillo, Joe Acabal, Niel Rio, Maricar Aranas, Magenta and Muffet Villegas, Syril Repe, Choy Gallarde, Bing Aguilar, Roy Buztillo, GIBO Teodoro, Florence Baesa, Ely Dejaresco, Butch Tipase, Titus Serina and Indira Riquiron among others. At right is volunteer news photographer Anabelle Lee-Adriano who foto-covered the event, as she posed with Secretary Teodoro.

A new home for Casablanca

BY MICKEY YBAÑEZ very so often an establishment, like the average person or family, seeks growth through movement. A new location sometimes brings with it a wider perspective, a broadened outlook on life and its various workings. So it is with Casablanca Delicatessen and Fine Dining, which is soon to change its venue of business.

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The Silliman University Fire Volunteer and Rescue Unit teaches kindergarten and preparatory kids the basics of fire prevention during a fire drill conducted March 8, in celebration of Fire Prevention Month. The drill was also a supplemental activity under the Early Childhood Department’s “Community Helpers” program.

After three years of offering first class cuisine and superb service at its old home on Cervantes Street in Dumaguete City, under the helmsmanship of Chef and entrepreneur Guenther Sanin, this house of comfort and class finds a new home on scenic, vibrant Rizal Boulevard, at the juncture of that historic avenue with homey Noblefranca Street. There, on March 28, 2010, Casablanca reopens its doors to its honored guests and to the general dining public. With a menu that features the best of Casablanca tradition and an added offering of new, temptingly scrumptious dishes, the restaurant is more

primed than ever before to please and satisfy all who enter its welcoming doors. A selection of cuisines that is predominantly European, yet with a clear touch of the international, awaits the discretion and discernment of its guests. Entrees to satisfy the most widely varied of tastes and preferences are prepared by a completely professional retinue of kitchen staff, and served with lighthearted, smiling efficiency by highly trained dining room personnel. All of this is beautifully placed in a setting steeped in comfort and relaxation, and strongly reminiscent of Old World charm with a definite

touch of the Mediterranean. Period-piece design and furnishing create an atmosphere of elegance, geared to enhance a guest’s impression of well-being, an ambience guaranteed to please both the eye and the mind. A choice of indoor and al fresco seating rounds out a picture of complete well-being. From a good old home, then, to a newer, even lovelier one, a Dumaguete establishment continues to work for the pleasure and satisfaction of its guests. This very interested observer is happy to know that what was will continue to be, in greater measure than ever before, and slowly, glowingly, the realization dawns: home is where Casablanca is.

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wo national dignitaries graced the “Pinning, Oath Taking and Rededication Ceremonie of the Pioneering Batch of newly registered nurses and pharmacists of Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) Friday afternoon, March 19, 2010 at the Spanish Heritage, Dumaguete City. The two dignitaries and guest speakers were Board of Pharmacy chairperson, Hon. Reynaldo H. Umali, RPh, MBA, and Board of Nursing chairperson, Hon. Carmencita M. Abaquin, RN, PhD. NORSU President Dr. Henry A. Sojor led in welcoming the guests as well as in awarding of the plaques of appreciation, and in congratulating the newly registered 17 nurses and 5 pharmacists. Assisting him were Dr. Victoria P. Dinopol, vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. Dalisay M. Dumalag, dean, college of nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and allied health sciences. The 17 newly registered nurses belong to the pioneering batch (2009) of the nursing graduates of NORSU who gave a remarkable 100% passing average to this state university. They are: Jan Rose P. Amor, Ali S. Baba Jr., Mailyn J.

Members of the Magbanua family grace the naming of the Christian Education Building as the Magbanua Hall on March 6. The late Engr. Juanito Magbanua and wife, Mrs. Monseratte Magbanua (third from left) were instrumental in the establishment of the building in 1985. Also present were Silliman officials, among them, President Dr. Ben Malayang III and Trustee Mr. Madison Villavito.

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CARMENCITA ABAQUIN

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Belotindos, Phebe Maris P. Buella, Anapres B. Ceriales, Rocelyne Mae L. Estoconing, Darren B. Garsula, Kathlyn Mae R. Gonzales, Francis Ray S. Gutib, Rufa P. Hontanosas, Peter C. Janguin, Putli Khira P. Lim, Maria Lynne C. Marcos, Joseph Arnold B. Oracion, Pat Patrimonio, Josette Rosales, Angelie C. Rubio. The five newly registered pharmacists are: Dawn Beatriz C. Diamante, Cindi Grace M. La Victoria, Leckalene A. Lingcong, Wilfredo E. Pinili, and Richie R. Rocamora.

tained the crowd together with stand up comedian Madonna who captured the crowd’s admiration as the show lasted late last night. A holy mass was offered as thanksgiving for the past 30 years and a religious service later in the afternoon. Prizes and lots of prizes were given away to the crowd of ENERGY FM fans who trooped to the Quezon park last night. TWIN MEDIA. DYEM ENERGY FM is a top news and music authority in the city airlanes while the

Negros Chroinicle is its newspaper print arm. These twin media are now fully on-line on www.negroschronicle.com and www.dyemenergyfmdgte.com broadcasting live and worldwide. Its Founder editor publisher and station manager Ely Dejaresco, with wife Marlen Icamen-Dejaresco as business manager, are now being ably assisted by their sons namely Atty Elmar Jay Dejaresco, Makati-based on-line associate editor; Emmanuel II , radio and web-programming and Anton Dejaresco operations manager, who is finishing law school at Silliman University. DYEM ENERGY FM went on air for the first time in March

26,1980 in the height of the Martial Law years. Five years later, its owner the Negros Broadcasting and Publishing Corp. was granted a legislative franchise no. RA 8661 by the Congress and signed by President Ramos. The sponsors of the legislative franchise were Rep. Miguel Romero in the Lower House and Senator John Osmena in the Senate. Its newspaper arm THE NEGROS CHRONICLE was earlier established in June 12, 1973, in just nine months after Martial Law was declared in the country by then Pres. Marcos. Despite its being born during the Martial law years, both this paper and DYEMfm has managed to maintain an independent editorial policy.


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From page 7 Arroyo’s publicized “world class achievements.” Understandably, it’s ignored by ads that depict her regime’s legacy.

“There’s a strange charm in the hope of a good legacy,” the author of Don Quixote once mused. They can reduce of the sorrow of mortality. Indeed, the credibility of those ads isn’t set solely by their claim. That’s also determined by what they evade. Legacy propaganda excluded another “achievement”, namely: President Arroyo created more local government units than Presidents Fidel Ramos and Estrada combined. “Under President Arroyo’s watch, (these LGUs ) were created or converted shortly before election periods.” From January 2001 to December 2006, she added three provinces, 22 cities, 17 towns plus 52 barangays. They dip with little accountability into Internal Revenue Allotments, noted “Evasive Candidates” (PDI/ March 9). All too often, whoever controls IRAs controls the only government there is. Then, there is the legacy of dictatorship. After Ferdinand Marcos fled, rebels blew up his bust carved into an Ilocos hillside. In Paraguay, people shattered Gen. Alfredo Strossner’s statute. Saddam Hussien’s statue, in Iraq, followed. Romania’s Nicolae Ceausecu and wife Elena were executed in Targoviste. And partisans strung Mussolini’s corpse on a clothesline. “The evil that men do lives after them,” Shakepeapeare said in his 1599 play “Julius Ceasar.” Hard-todetect legacies of authoritarianism are grafted into institutions, even habits. Long after Generalissmo Francisco Franco’s dictatorship fell, death certificates in Spain never cited “bullet wounds,” the newspaper El Pais joshed. Engrained habits opted for “internal hemorrhage.” Has our Court of Appeals been trapped by this flaw? Justice Portia AlinoHormachuelos and two associates recently exhumed a legal mummy from the ousted dictatorship: “Ilagan vs Enrile.” Once a detainee is

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charged, he may no longer question incarceration through a habeas corpus writ, it states. Violations committed by the military were “cured” by this mummified precedent. That kept the“Morong 43” health workers imprisoned, despite admitted infractions of their civil liberties. The search warrant named the wrong person was among the “healed violations.” The 43 were denied counsel. Thus, the inquest proceedings were invalid. So was the information filed. The “cure”proved worse than the illness. “The use of force cannot make wrongs into right,” Justice Normandie Pizarro dissented. “An illegal search and seizure, as well as an irregular inquest, can not ripen into a valid ‘remedial’ or ‘curative’ information. “We must free ourselves from the shackles of ‘curative informations,’” Justice Francisco Acosta wrote. (That’d) make every habeas corpus proceeding an exercise in futility, similar to salt that had lost its taste. The court“deserted its duty as guardian of civil liberties.” A Supreme Court challenge will be mounted against the farce of “remedial information.” This is essential. Otherwise, lower courts, plus some wouldbe caudillos, will see the Court of Appeals decision as a wink for more-of-thesame. The communists and their multiple fronts try to tar the military as “abusive.” Denial is one knee-jerk reaction by our gentlemen in uniform. Another is to fight with fire – and resort to constitutional shortcuts. But the only response a democracy allows is reform. “Concerns about impunity persisted. Members of the security services committed acts of physical and psychological abuse on suspects and detainees, and there were instances of torture.” “Disappearances occurred, and arbitrary or warrantless arrests and detentions were common. Corruption was endemic. Leftist and human rights activists often were subject to harassment by local security forces.” That is not “agitprop.” Those quotes come from the Philippine country report in the US State Department’s report on human rights. Would our Court have embraced the legacy of “curative information,” with the same ardor, if they noted these harsh realities?

(Email: juanlmercado@gmail.com ) REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 33 DUMAGUETE CITY SPECIAL PROC. NO. 4845 IN THE MATTER OF CHANGE AND/ OR CORRECTION OF NAME FROM ROCILLE FUTALAN PONCE TO RODCILLE FUTALAN PONCE AND CORRECTION OF ENTRY AS TO SEX FROM FEMALE TO MALE IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF ROCILLE FUTALAN PONCE, ROCILLE FUTALAN PONCE a.k.a RODCILLE FUTALAN PONCE, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BACONG, NEGROS ORIENTAL Respondents. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - / O R D E R A verified petition had been filed by the petitioner, Rodcille Futalan Ponce, on 24 February 2010, through Atty. Carlito H. Vailoces of the Public Attorney’s Office, praying that the name of the petitioner be changed from Rocille Futalan Ponce to RODCILLE FUTALAN PONCE, and the entry as to his sex be corrected from Female to MALE, all in his birth record in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Bacong, Negros Oriental. Finding the instant petition to be sufficient in form and in substance, let this case be set for hearing on August 11, 2010 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning. Any person(s) having or claiming interest under the entries sought to be corrected may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition, or from the last day of publication of this Order, file his opposition thereto. Let this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and in the City of Dumaguete once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Let a copy of this Order be furnished to the Solicitor General and the Local Registrar of Bacong, Negros Oriental. SO ORDERED. Given this 1st day of March 2010 at the City of Dumaguete, Philippines.

The Negros Chronicle March 14, 21 & 28, 2010

Republic of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. VII Greenplains Subdivision, Banilad Mandaue City 6014 Tel. Nos.346-2275; 346-1689; 346-9309; 344-3046 Fax No. – 346-9176 Email address: mgb7cebu@yahoo.com NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF NORTH WEST LUZON MINING CORPORATION FOR EXPLORATION PERMIT Notice is hereby given pursuant to Section 3 of DENR Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2007-15 which further amended DAO No. 96-40, as amended, or the “Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995”, NORTH WEST LUZON MINING CORPORATION with office address at No. 245 Dr. Sixto Avenue, Caniogan, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines has filed an application for Exploration Permit, for the exploration of certain copper, gold, silver and other mineral resources and particularly described as follows: I. Application Number: EXPA000105VII II. Date of Filing: May 17, 2007 III.Area location Barangay/s: No available data Municipality/City: Amlan, Pamplona and Sibulan Province: Negros Oriental IV. Technical Description of the Area *# CORNER LATITUDE Degrees Minutes Seconds Parcel I – 268.5279 hectares 1 09 22 00.000 2 09 23 52.670 3 09 23 52.670 4 09 23 23.160 5 09 23 21.460 6 09 22 40.900 7 09 22 28.000 8 09 22 00.000 Parcel II – 149.2510 hectares 1 09 22 43.310 2 09 22 46.300 3 09 23 09.770 4 09 23 40.680 5 09 23 39.440 6 09 24 00.000 7 09 24 00.000 8 09 22 39.000

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* Exceptions: The Applied Area shall be subject to Section 19 of RA 7942 and Section 15 (Areas Closed to Mining Locations”) and Section 16 (“Ancestral Lands”), of DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40, Series of 1996. Among other things: a) The following shall be closed to mining locations: area with valid and existing mining rights; existing mining applications; and areas expressly prohibited by law; b.) The following shall also be closed to mining locations except upon written consent of the concerned government agency or private entity subject to the evaluation and validation by the Bureau: areas near or under public or private buildings, cemeteries archaeological and historical sites, bridges, highways, waterways, railroads, reservoirs, dams or other infrastructure projects, public pr private works including plantations or valuable crops. c) Applications for mineral agreement or financial or technical assistance agreements coverings; small scale mining areas; civil or military reservations; areas covered by Certificate of Ancestral Domain claims; or areas of ancestral land as may be defined by law shall require prior written consent of concerned individuals, groups or other government agencies having jurisdiction over the area(s) applied for. # Note The Notice must be accompanied by a map / sketch plan with index map showing the nearest municipality(ies) and any major environmental feature(s). V. Size of the Area: 417.7789 hectares VI. Duration of the Permit The permit shall be for a period not exceeding two (2) years from date of issuance, renewable for a term of two (2) years each but in no case shall the total exceed six (6) years. VII. Extent of Operation to be Undertaken Exploration (Reconnaisance, Semi detailed, Topographic and Detailed Surveys) of copper, gold, silver and other mineral resources. Any and all persons having adverse claims, protests and/or opposition to the above mentioned application (s) are hereby notified that their adverse claims should be filed directly within ten (10) days from the date of publication or from the last date of posting/radio announcement, with the Regional Office or through any Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO)or Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) concerned of the DENR for filing in the Regional Office concerned for purposes of its resolution by the Panel of Arbitrators pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act 7942 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations. Adverse claims, protests or oppositions should be accomplished in accordance with Sections 203 and 204 of DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40, Series of 1996, as amended, and a copy thereof shall be furnished to the applicant by the adverse claimant. For further particulars, apply or course your inquiries to The Regional Director, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Regional Director, Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Regional Office No. VII, Greenplains Subdivision, Banilad, Mandaue City, Philippines. (Sgd.) ROGER A DE DIOS OIC – Regional Director

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They have found their ‘lost shepherd’ and would not leave him. He lost to ‘people power’. He had to say ‘Let’s go back to Ars. I’ll never leave you anymore.’ “Ten years after that, however, he was again attacked by the same desire, but this time to join the Marist Society. The ‘happy betrayal’ of the secret departure by a woman, led the Mayor of the village, the Assistant Pastor and the people to make a ‘human barricade’ at the footbridge. His Assistant, Fr. Toccanier, in his effort to dissuade John Vianney from leaving grabbed the breviary from him. Again, he lost to ‘people power’. Back to the sacristy, he shut himself once more in his confessional – the will of God. ‘God gives me almost everything I ask,’ he said, ‘except when I pray for myself.’”

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LGUs back G1bo Teodoro Amlan Mayor Bentham Dela Cruz (left) listens intently along with the rest of his delegation composed of municipal councilors and barangay captains to Lakas-Kampi-CMD standard bearer Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro (right) as he discusses his platform of government, Wednesday at the convention center upon the invite of students from various universities in Dumaguete City. Like Representatives George Arnaiz, Pryde Henry Teves, Board Member Mariant Escaño-Villegas, most local government officials, who came in droves from all over Negros Oriental, committed to deliver the votes for Teodoro.

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Politics without principle; Pleasure without conscience; Wealth without work; Knowledge without character; Business without morality; Science without humanity; and Worship without sacrifice.” ————————— From these above-quoted John F. Kennedy’s award-winning immortal words of the great book “Profiles in Courage”. ————————Mahatma Gandhi, let us zero in Those of us who are runon the first phrase “Politics without principle”. This is a ning for public office should most relevant springboard for look within ourselves how we our discussion in view of the cope with our dilemmas, our cridark clouds hovering over the sis situations and the imponpolitical playing fields in our derables of our hard choices. People will judge us on this – country today. whether we have principle, and ————————Principle. It is that desirable we live by it, or we have none to inner human quality that keeps a anchor on. And having none person straight, erect, upright in the we could not be relied upon by face of the deleterious effects of the people. —————-——— events and circumstances in the It is said that in politics there is environment. Personal courage anchored on principle is best im- no substitute for victory. Do you mortalized in real life situations in- agree? Without qualifications? volving United States senators in Meaning victory at all costs; vic-

egros Oriental Police Provincial Office Director Sr. Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr. declares that there is no more need for candidates to pay for Permit to Campaign and Permit to Win since the New People’s Army have lost control or influence of any of the 576 barangays composing the province.

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(Clockwise): The fast progress of the houses built during Habitat Blitz Build, Professor Nobu of Korea and Mayor Agustin Perdices join the construction of the houses; and Engr. Gregorio Uymatiao Jr., Hon. and Mrs. Chiquitting Sagarbarria, Arct. Carlos B. Amasula Jr., and Habitat Chairman Engr. Jose K. Quiambao during the blitz build..

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tory by all means? If you do, then you have no principles whatsoever. Otherwise you are that priceless jewel in the haystack which our people should find – and soon! Our country is in search of role models – men and women of principles in the various hierarchies of government. True the COMELEC poster areas are filled with the smiling faces of men and women with good intentions to serve our people. Thank you. But remember the road to hell is filled with the traffic of people with good intentions. Let’s have good intentions, yes. But more than this – highly principled men and women. With this we can never go wrong.

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he Provincial Engineer’s Office (PEO) is now fast tracking the procurement of ram pumps in areas in the province experiencing the dry spell brought about by the El Niño Phenomeon. ing from the effects of the heat wave. Gov. Emilio C. Macias II in a recent A total of P1 million has been approprimeeting with department heads in Capiated for the ram pumps. tol has ordered the PEO to hasten the The governor has likewise ordered the procurement process of said ram pumps Office of the Provincial Agriculture to iden after local agriculture officials have noted that some areas in the province are reel(Turn to page 19)

Lacson ... nce again, this time in Canlaon City, candidates vying for mayorship, vice-mayorship and ten-member city council pledged to ensure a peaceful and honest election come May 10, 2010. Bishop Emeritus Ben Modesto Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr. and Lt. Col. Antopresided over the covenant signing cer- nio Nafarrete, Commanding Officer of the emony and witnessed by Negros Ori- Scout Ranger Battalion. (Turn to page 19) ental Police Provincial Office Director Sr.

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Dumaguete City reelectionist councilor and Liberal Party member Antonio Remollo over the matter but Remollo vehemently denied that any of the LP volunteers could have defaced Gibo’s

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sa katawhan. Ug ang mga tawo nga makapadangat niini sa katawhan mao lamang usab ang mga kandidato nga ligdong na nga daan ang personal nila nga kinabuhi ug maningkamot nga mamahimo usab nga ligdong ang kinabuhi ug pagkinabuhi sa tanang katawhan. Atong pilion ang mga kandidato nga tugob sa integridad ug wala’y mansa ang ngalan. Pilion nato ang mga kandidato nga naa na’y track record sa tinood nga pagtabang sa mga kabus. Pilion nato ang mga kandidato nga molaban sa mga Diosnong pagtulon-an ug pagpanudlo. Pilion nato ang mga kandidato nga aduna’y tinuod nga kahadlok ug paghigugma sa Dios. Ang tinuod nga kahadlok ug gugma sa Dios dili nato makita sa unsa ang gisulti, kung dili makita nato kini sa unsa ang gibuhat. Ayaw tuohi ang mga kandidato nga kusog mogamit sa ngalan sa Ginoo apan nagbuhat sa mga butang nga supak sa mga pagtulon-ang Diosnon. Ang atong simbahan nanawagan ilabina sa mga Catolico nga dili nato butohan ang mga kandidato nga pabor sa Reproductive Health bill. Dili nato botohan ang mga

posters. Lacson, who arrived earlier than Teodoro, personally saw the violation, halted his convoy and led in the removal of the stickers with his staff and Remollo. Hence, by the time the convoy of Teodoro, who arrived on board a private jet, there are no

traces of the stickers on his posters, hence the tension subsided. In his own press conference later in the afternoon, Lacson, a native of neighboring Negros Occidental asked the people of Negros Oriental to overcome our traditional differences and unite to finally elect a Negrense to the Senate after more than 50 years.

kandidato nga pabor sa Lotto ug sa bisan unsang matang sa sugal. Dili nato botohan ang mga kandidato nga nagpuyo diha sa imoral nga kinabuhi. Ug dili na nato botohan pag-usab ang mga opisyales sa gobyerno nga nahatagan na sa kahigayonan sa pang-alagad apan wala’y nahimo. Dili na nato botohan ang mga kandidato nga maayo lang sa sulti apan wala’y binuhatan. Dili na nato botohan ang mga kandidato nga nagsalikway ug wala magpakabana sa mga Diosnong hiyas ug mga pagtulonang kristohanon sa Simbahan. Dili nato botohan ang mga kandidato nga migamit lamang sa katawhan alang sa ilang mga personal, family, ug political nga interest. Paningkamotan nato nga dili na kita malingla pag-usab kanila. Dili usab angay nga botohan ang mga kandidato nga napamatud-an nga namalit og boto ug ang mga kandidato nga mogamit sa goons ug guns aron hadlokon ang katawhan ug pugson sa pagbotar nila. Mga botante, ayaw kamo og dawat og kwarta nga gikan sa mga kandidato. Ayaw ibaligya ang inyong boto, kay sa pagbuhat ninyo niini sama lamang nga nagbaligya kamo sa inyong kalag kay kini nga buhat sa pagpamalit ug pagbaligya sa boto iyaha man sa yawa. Ilha ninyo pag-ayo ang mga kandidato ug ayaw pagpadala sa mga intriga ug uban pang mga political issues

diin gidaot ang ngalan sa ubang kandidato. Kinahanglang masayran nato ang tinuod nga mga isyo aron ang atong boto ato gayong mahatag sa mga tawong angayan nga mangulo kanato. Mga kandidato ayaw ninyo daota ang ngalan sa ubang kandidato. Likayi ninyo ang mud-slinging, character assassination, ug oral defamation. Tutok lamang sa inyong plataporma de gobyerno ug ayaw hadloka ang mga botante. Pasagdi lamang ang mga botante nga botohan ang gusto nilang botohan. Respetohi ninyo ang katungod sa ubang tawo ug respetohi ninyo ang kagawasan sa pagboto sa tanang katawhan. Nagpuyo kita sa usa ka demokratikanhong nasud, ug mao man gani kana ang hinungdan nga naa kita’y eleksyon. Atong tagaan og kagawasan ang tanan nga mopili sa gusto nilang pillion. Ang pagpatay, pagpanghadlok, pagpanikas wala’y luna sa kasamtangang political system sa atong nasud. Magbaton unta kitang tanan sa delicadeza sa tanan natong pamaagi sa pamulitika ug sa pag-alagad sa gobyerno. Mga igsoon, dili tinuod nga wala’y mapili sa mga kandidato. Naa kita’y mapili kung mahibalo kita nga mopili. Ug mangayo kita og panabang sa Espiritu Santo nga giyahan ug tultolan unta kita sa atong pagpili.


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reproduction, points to Eternity. Giuseppe Mazzini Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. Oscar Wilde Man loves little and often, women much and r a r e l y . Giorgio Basta

Silliman University First Lady Gladys Malayang (right) and Mrs. Rose Raterta (left) with Celebrant Mrs. Monserrat Magbanua (who celebrated her 91st birthday that same day) during the renaming the Silliman Christian Education Building to Magbanua Hall.

There is in every true woman’s heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. Washington Irving Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes”; They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes”. Clare Boothe Luce The Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Mother Superior Sr. Titiana (seated center)and Liaison Person Sr. Marlet (seated left) who are based in New York during their Dumaguete visit with Sr. Maria and Sr. Cristina who are on mission work here in Dumaguete.

Eve was not taken out of Adam’s head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him. Mat-

If a woman is sufficiently ambitious, determined and gifted - there is practically nothing she can’t do. Helen Lawrenson

Outward beauty is not enough; to be attractive a woman must use words, wit, playfulness, sweet-talk, and laughter to transcend the gifts of Nature. Petronius

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and political culture as Filipinos are fundamentally conformist and trustful in accordance with the Word of God, Christians and Muslims alike. The fear of God is intrinsic in every Filipino and this should be the foundation of a Good Program of Government. Right is determined by the standards of the Word of God and not by the sheer say-so of the majority. Hence, while democracy is the rule of the majority, the majority rules only if it is guided by the higher standard of Fear of God, otherwise the majority has lost its being and has no moral right to rule. In the latter instance, the governed should then reset the directions of Government by all peaceful means possible in order to subvert chaos and anarchy.

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From page 7 Arbitrators. That is why ordinary violation of the CBA provisions is not considered an Unfair Labor Practice, unless it is so flagrant and blatant violation since it will be considered as an Unfair Labor Practice. The issue whether it is covered by the original and exclusive jurisdiction of the Labor Arbiter as stipulated in the CBA provisions itself, is within the exclusive original jurisdiction of the labor Arbiter, hence it is not strikable. Other requirements for a valid strike is the compulsory observance of the cooling off period of fifteen (15) days from Notice of Strike, in case of un-

Even as I share the feeling of desperation of so many of our patriots that they go so far as to rethink the possibility and feasibility of an armed revolution I still think that the embattlement of our democracy is a temporary eclipse if we, the People, will not abdicate our birthright to support, protect and remain steadfast of the principles of LIBERTY, TRUTH, JUSTICE and DEMOCRACY guided and enlightened, not by our thought but, by the WORD OF GOD. Let us therefore not postpone or defer the vigor of action that has distinguished the faith of our forefathers when they founded the Republic of the Philippines.

Dumaguete City being a Christian and educational metropolis is strategically an exemplar for national reforms and we should be committed to demonstrate a burning desire not merely to bring the Government nearer to the People but rather making the people members of government by introducing a participatory system of legislation and where, in the process, they also become implementors after legislation. Finally, the rendition of swift and inexpensive justice at the barangay level should be fully strengthened and energized with a sense of dynamism that activates the culture and tenets from the WORD OF GOD as the final ruler stick in establishing a peaceful and dignified human existence everywhere. God Bless us all!

fair labor practice, and 30 days in case of an economic strike or deadlock in collective bargaining. Aside from the cooling off period, the strike vote is required seven (7) days before the intended date of the strike approved by majority of all the members of the union. The notice of strike has to be given due course by the National Conciliation and Mediation Board otherwise, the cooling off period will not commence to run. During the strike the law prohibits in general the prevention of ingress or egress to and from the company premises and these acts may be enjoined and may cause the declaration of the strike as illegal. If the strike is indispensable

to national interest, the strikes will be assumed by the Department of Labor and all labor issues shall be subsumed and decided by the Secretary of Labor. After assumption of the strike or labor dispute, the status quo ante or before the strike shall be maintained, the workers shall be ordered to return to work and the employer is required to accept the workers. Refusal of the workers to return to work will cause their termination and refusal to accept the workers will make the employer liable for illegal dismissal and backwages. The Secretary of Labor will decide all the issues of the strike and will decide what should be included in their Collective Bargaining Agreement. That in essence is a short discussion on the law on strikes.


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Bayawan dads ... (From page l) Youth power ... Voting 7-0, as four Saraña loyalist councilors walked out from the session, the city council passed three resolutions as follows: a resolution withholding the authority granted to Mayor Saraña to contract a loan of P 360 million from the Development Bank of the Philippines and Land Bank of the Philippines until the petition of seventeen barangay captains opposing the loan shall have been resolved, a resolution deferring the bidding process of the projects under the loans and a resolution informing DBP and Landbank that the loans have been held in abeyance. Those who voted in favor were Councilors Raul Martinez, Oscar Villamil, Luis Sumalpong, Mark Fidencio Aurelia, Douglas Tijing, Urbistondo Renacia and Flintzel Dyan S. Diao. Menawhile, those who refused to participate in the discussion were Councilors Clayborne Clyde Lim, Victoriano Alabastro, Serafin Albito and Association of Barangay Captains President Hermelie T. Saraña. Councilor Francisco Diao was absent. However, the camp of Mayor Saraña branded the actions of the city council as a futile exercise and politicallymotivated. Councilor Lim said the proceedings of Tuesday’s regular session were illegal and the petition of the barangays captains was out of order. “The authority has already been given to the mayor, we have already completed our role as city councilors and that session was not the proper venue for the city government to address the petition of the barangay captains,” Lim stressed. The authority granted to the mayor to contract two loans totaling P 380 million is embodied in a resolution unanimously passed on June 16, 2009. Asked of the sudden turnaround, Councilor Mark Fidencio Aurelia explained that is his duty to lobby and address the clamor of the people through their barangay captains, which is to scrap the loan and restructure it so that other barangays can also avail of the projects covered by the loans. Vice-mayor Rene Gaudiel cited the lack of consultation as the main reason why the barangay captains are opposing the loans. “It is important for any administration to consult the barangays about their needs,” he said. Mayor Saraña laments that Rep. Pryde Henry Teves used his influence so that the majority of the barangay captains and city councilors will oppose albeit belatedly the multi-million loan. Teves, who was invited by the councilors and barangay

Beauty queen ... (From page l) Dairo, a resident of Bayawan City, vehemently denied that he was responsible in shooting Neri and appealed for the real suspects to surrender. He claims that he was working in Manila on February 12 when the alleged shooting took place and that he only returned to Dumaguete on board a commercial plane just this month. Local authorities expressed elation that they have finally captured the prime suspect in Neri’s murder. Mayor Agustin Perdices said that this only proves that crime can be solved if the victims and witnesses

captains spoke briefly during the session and scored Saraña for insisting to contract a loan for the P 150 M concreting of the Kalumboyan-Manduao Road, when the city has not yet started spending the P 50 million budget for the same project. He said that the P 380 million loan will bleed the city coffers, a financial burden to all Bayawanons and leave the next administration in such a difficult financial situation that it cannot undertake new projects. The 380 million loan to be sourced out from DBP (P 160 million) and Land Bank of the Philippines (P 220 million) would fund a number of development projects that includes the construction of a multiple barrel box culvert for the Kalumboyan River P 10 million; Kalumboyan-Manduao Road (P 150 million), Housing for employees and informal settlers (P 50 million), Bulk Water supply, P50 million; Farmer’s market near integrated bus terminal, P 25 million; sea wall construction along coastal road, P 20 million; Public market waste water treatment facility, P 17 million; Bayawan communal Irrigation project-Lateral Canal Construction, P 15 million; One-stop shop/ Land administration building construction P 80 million and purchase of equipment for the opening and maintenance of farm to market roads in various hinterland barangays, P 35 million. Both Gaudiel and Teves believe that the priority of the city government should be the construction of interior roads so that the farmers can bring their produce to the markets noting that in many cases the cost of transportation alone is equivalent if not more than what they could earn from selling their farms goods in the city centers. Saraña maintains that he is simply complying with the earlier authority granted to him by the City Council to contract the loan including the Memorandum of Agreement inked between the provincial governments of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental and the city governments of Kabankalan and Bayawan. Both Lim and Saraña vowed to push through with the loan but assured that the implementation will be done by the next administration only. Lim is the city mayoral bet of the Macias led Nationalist People’s Coalition in tandem with mayor Sarana’s wife Hermelie the current Association of Barangay Councils President. LakasKampi-CMD Party, under Teves has fielded Gaudiel and Atty. Pempo Matrinez as their candidates for mayor and vicemayor, respectively. would only cooperate with the authorities. Dairo was arrested on March 15 along with a certain Roldan Navarro inside a videoke bar near the HTCI compound in Barangay Caranoche, Sta. Catalina. Navarro and Dairo were arrested after the March 14 murder of Roberto Zamora inside his house in Poblacion, Sta. Catalina. Neri’s younger sister Charisse Yvonne and another witness identified Dairo as the one who shot and killed Ann Rose Neri. City Chief-of-Police Supt. Leopoldo Cabanag will recommend that the eye witnesses be placed under the Witness Protection Program of the Department of Justice. Meanwhile, Negros Orien-

(From page 2) favorable Supreme Court decision. Gibo said he does not believe in surveys, which showed him in distant 4th place, and expressed confidence that the party faithful and the machinery of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD party will deliver him the votes on May 10, 2010. “Our party is closely monitoring our ranks and will not hesitate to discipline and expel members who will not toe the line and deliver the votes. To them, good riddance,” said Teodoro. He assured anxious supporters that his campaign is well and that new political ads will start airing this week. After the luncheon press conference, Teodoro made a quick city tour before ending his 5-hour visit vowing to return and conduct rallies in Bayawan City, Siaton, Dumaguete City, Tanjay and Guihulngan City. (By Dems Rey Demecillo)

Does AIDS ... (From page 2) enforcing the virtues of fidelity to one’s partner and abstinence. However, a local official of the Social Welfare Office maintains that condom use is necessary not only to prevent unplanned pregnancy but more importantly now, to prevent sexually transmitted infection which will later develop into HIV-AIDS. She clarifies that while the Department of Health is distributing condoms, it is also spending money to purchase cycle beads and thermometer for couples who would opt to use the natural family planning methods acceptable to the Church.

NegOr. Villages ... (From page l7) rassment of the communist insurgents. The military has assured the candidates protection should they campaign in areas with reported sighting of armed men. The Commission on Elections has given special attention to the security situation in the First District up north due to continued reports of private armed groups and insurgents present in the hinterland villages.

Canlaon bets ... (From page l7) Present were LakasKampi-CMD mayoral candidate Jimmy Clerigo and running mate Jose Cardenas along with the party’s entire slate for city council. However, Liberal Party top bets Amado Marquez for mayor and Antonio Jimenez for vice-mayor failed to attend. Canlaon City Election Officer Atty. Gerard Cornelio Sr. appeals to all the candidates to observe and uphold the rule of law as the only way to have a clean and peaceful polls. tal Police Provinical Office Director Sr. Supt. Augusto Marquez Jr. has ordered for the re-study of the still unsolved murder cases including the shooting to death of DAR lawyer Eleazar Casipong and find out if the two arrested gun-forhire suspects are in any way linked to the slayings.

Fr. Burton Villarmente (left), Social Action Center Director and 11th IB C.O. Lt. Col. Ramil Bitong (righ) addressed the participants of the Walk for Hope for a peaceful and orderly elections. They were joined by Col. Manuel Luis M. Ochotorena, 302nd Brigade Commander, , C.O. 79th IB Lt. Col. Erwin Neri, and reservist students.

Capitol to ... (From page l7) tify the areas in the province where the ram pumps will be installed. In the same meeting, Provincial Agriculturist Gregorio Paltinca said that farmers are urged to plant more corn and other drought-resistant crops instead of rice. About 3,000 liters of water are needed to produce one kilo of rice, whereas corn and other similar root crops do not require as much water to survive. The governor last year has ordered the installation of ram pump irrigation units in irrigable lands in the province following its success in irrigating remote mountainside villages in Negros Occidental. The pumps are cos-efficient and sustainable as it does not use electricity, battery nor gasoline. The river-powered pumps which are submerged underwater, harnesses the power of running water to vertically push water up to 20 meters high. Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC), as one of the predisaster activities, is set to facilitate the trainings on alternative livelihoods for farmers and their families in the province. (Rachelle Nessia, PIA)

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educate the poor people, so that they will know their rights, and know how to make and pursue a decent living. Dole outs are out of his territory. SNAPPY, SHARP, SENSIBLE ANSWERS. Of course as a Harvard-bred lawyer and legislator, he knows how to evade tricky questions like: Who endorsed you to be Lakas standard bearer? Answer: the majority of governors and mayors. ( But how could the governors and mayors know him before, since he was a virtual presidential unknown.) Question: What will be the role of your first lady? Answer: I will not be dictated upon to do wrong by anyone. Question: The Supreme Court nodded that PGMA can now appoint validly a chief justice. Your reaction. Answer: I’ve always opposed that. (Now, can you oppose the Surpeme Court, Mr lawyer?) Q: Did you seek the presidency, or did the presidency seek you? A: The time is now, and if won’t make it, I have enough years to move on. These were gist of the answers of an eloquent and intelligent and smart 45-yr old presidential bet. Among all of them who we have virtually interviewed, GIBO Teodoro seems to give the most snappy, sensible answers enough to make a story, and not make reporters wonder what news-lead to write after an interviewee virtually said nothing in the last 30 minutes. CAMPAIGN KITTY COMING. So as we envision, the campaign kitty of GIBO will start to flow (if not overflow) when the local campaign starts. This was confirmed by our Bohol and Cebu boyhood friend and spokesperson Mike Toledo who spoke over ANC last Thursday. This is because the target are the LGUs whose majority are Lakas members nationwide, and who will surely make the machinery work when there is overflowing of oil. But hey, where’s the oil, first, before the machine (From page 2) will start? (Listen to GIBO Teodoro’s full length forum dacy of the seasoned lady replay, with the students over DYEM ENERGY FM Board Member. nightly.) One thing favorable to Villegas is the fact that she is family on account of her mother being a Teves. But, (From page l4) (From page l4) Tuting’s political association with two pieces of magawith Meniong has also been experienced in the mounzine containing 24 live bullets long albeit not smooth all the tains. and three pieces of fired Recruited in 2003 by time. shells. Tesoro’s offense is Villar Drilon, Jamila’s job was The third vice-gubernatoaggravated because total gun to conduct teach-ins among rial candidate, Bayawan City Mayor German Saraña, the ban is in effect in view of the villagers in a bid to convince upcoming May 10 elections. them to sympathize with the running mate of Teves nemcommunist cause. But he esis Gov. Emilio Macias II, is decided late last year to quit certainly not banking on the and returned his M-16 rifle (From page 2) support of the Teveses. to the movement and was Saraña, who has been acrier, another person will preparing to leave Negros cused by the Teves camp of take his place so the illegal Oriental to start a new chapdisloyalty despite the fact that trade continues. ter of his life in Manila when “Our campaign against authorities catch up on him. Meniong gave his all out supillegal drugs is two-pronged: port to Saraña’s career as a businessman, and later supply reduction and demand reduction,” Cabanag (From page l4) Bayawan mayor. Perdices counts as his al- said. ties inside the headquarFrom January 26-Februrd lies in the 3 District Siaton 25, the PNP reports of ters, detainees when answerMayor Bingbing Arbolado, ary 22 crimes reported, 20 of ing the call of nature had to be Sta. Catalina Mayor Ruben which have been solved or taken out from their cells. The Melodia, Valencia mayor a Crime Solution Efficiency two suspects took advantage Rodolfo Gonzalez and Dauin Rate of 91 percent. The of it and despite the warnings Mayor Rodrigo Alanano. breakdown of the 16 index from their then police escorts Mayor Lenin Alviola of crimes reported are as fol- Police Officer 3 Anacurida Bacong is also reportedly lows: murder (1), homicide Tangeres and Senior Police inching towards endorsing (2), physical injuries (5), rob- Officer 1 Nelson Dela Torre made a mad dash to freedom. bery (2) and theft (2). Tuting’s candidacy.

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Republic of the Philippines CITY OF BAIS BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

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ery medical doctor and patient take note of this biorhythm. The best time to treat excess energy is shortly before the peak of maximal energy of an organ, and the best time to treat deficient energy is immediately following the peak. The following is a guide to the two-hour peak periods of the 12 organs in TCM: * Lungs ( 3- 5 am, peak at 4 am): In western medicine, nocturnal asthma is a well-documented phenomenon, with lung peak flow volume lowest at 4 am. This can be attributed to the fact that bronchial hyper-reactivity is at its peak at 4am. Anti-asthma drugs can be aimed at this time slot when symptoms are most severe. * Large Intestine ( 5- 7 am, peak at 6 am): It’s always best to empty the bowels early in the morning. Peak activity of the large intestine is at 6am since it is most active at this time due to the load of the fecal matter. Establish a bowel habit each day to be able to maintain good colon health. * Stomach ( 7 – 9 am, peak at 8 am): Chinese medicine emphasizes a good breakfast since it is at this time when the stomach has the most energy to digest food. Western medicine now shows that gastric emptying is maximal at this time of day. In TCM, it is at night when the stomach is weakest, secreting larger amounts of acid. H2blockers (drugs that suppress stomach acid) are best given at early evenings. Another French survey points to a greater incidence of accidents happened while driving to work when breakfast is missed. TCM explains this by saying that energy has not been absorbed by the stomach due to the “missed breakfast.” (Continued next week)

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INVIT ATION T O APPL Y FOR ELIGIBILITY T O BID INVITA APPLY The City Government of Bais invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the supply and delivery of the following items, for hereunder requirements: ITEM 1. PR # 37-10 – various construction materials for the Repair & Maintenance - Artesian Wells Reservoir , pumping Stations and conduits, to be taken from The Gen. Fund. 2. PR # 226-10 - various const. materials for Construction of Communal Irrigation System at Sitio Cangwala, Brgy. Lonoy, Bais City, (Phase IV); to be taken from the General Fund. 3. PR # 228-10 - 100 bags Portland Cement for Construction of Communal Irrigation System at Sitio Malucani, Brgy. Tagpo, Bais City; to be taken from the General Fund. 4. PR # 230-10 – various construction materials for the Renovation of Conference Hall at Bais City South District; to be taken from The Gen. Fund 5. PR # 233-10 – various construction materials for the Renovation of Division Supply Office; to be taken from the General Fund. 6. PR # 234-10 – various construction materials for the Construction & Completion of Stage at Cambagahan (Lomboy) High School, Bais City; to be taken from the General Fund. 7. PR # 235-10 – various construction materials for the Construction & Completion of Stage at Olympia Elem. School, Brgy. Olympia, Bais City; to be taken from the General Fund. 8. PR # 236-10 – various construction materials for construction of Deepwell at various Brgy. Manlipac, Dansulan, Sab-ahan, Cambagahan, Consolacion, Basak, Talungon, Hangyad & Cambanjao; to be taken from the Gen. Fund. 9. PR # 237-10 – various construction materials for Water Supply System Dev’t. at various barangays, Bais City (Sab-ahan, Cambagahan, Mansangaban, Cambaguio, Panala-an, Tagpo, Lonoy, Cambanjao, Basak, Cabanlutan & Tamisu, Bais City; to be Taken from the General Fund. 10. PR # 271-10 – various electrical supplies for the Energization/ Electrification of Bais City Hall Annex Building, Bais City (Rev.1); to be taken from the Gen. Fund. 11. PR # 272-10 – various electrical supplies for Electrification of Motorpool Compound Brgy. Consolacion, Bais City (Rev.1); to be taken from the Supplemental Fund 2009. TOTAL

APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC) P 86,850.00 259,580.00 23,500.00 58,400.00 63,600.00 59,875.00 56,160.00

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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 governed 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 Bids 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 Requirements including Technical 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 25, 2010 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. The Negros Chronicle March 21, 2010

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 Negros Oriental Investment     Promotion Center 

for being awarded as the 2010 Most Supportive One Town One Product (OTOP) Partner Organization in the  Visayas Island.      Engr. Gregorio L. Uymatiao, Jr.  –   Chairman, NOBDF     Ernesto C. Quiamco         –   Treasurer, NOBDF  Edward C. Du            –   Board Secretary, NOBDF   Francisco C. Martinez         –    Executive Director, NOIPC 

 

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Province of Negros Oriental Gov. Emilio C. Macias, II M.D.  City of Dumaguete Mayor Agustin Perdices  1st District Congresswoman Jocelyn Limkaichong  2nd District Congressman George P. Arnaiz  3rd District Congressman Pryde Henry Teves  Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI) President Manuel T. Sagarbarria  Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Dumaguete President Alex O. Sy    

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he Negros Oriental In vestment Promotion Center (NOIPC) was awarded Most Supportive OTOP Partner Organization for the Visayas besting other nominees from Region 6 & 8. The awarding ceremonies were held during the National OTOP Congress and Awards last March 12, 2010 at the Philippine Trade and Training Center, Pasay Edward Du of NOBDF receiving award from Pres. Gloria M. City. Arroyo and DTI Secretary Peter Favila Mr. Edward Du, Secretary of the Negros Oriental Favila. The award included Through OTOP, local chief Business Development a Plaque and cash prize. executives of every city and Foundation, the NGO that One Town One Product municipality takes the lead in runs the NOIPC, accepted (OTOP) Program is a pri- identifying, developing and the award from President ority program of President promoting a specific product Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Arroyo to promote entrepre- or service which has a comand DTI Secretary Peter neurship and create jobs. petitive advantage. Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 43 Tanjay City, Negros Oriental Stationed at Dumaguete City SP Proc. No. 361 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRY OF NAME FROM LESELDA CUEVAS MACAY TO LESELDA RIVAS MACAY, DATE OF BIRTH FROM MARCH 17, 1974 TO MARCH 17, 1975 AND NAME OF MOTHER FROM PORFERIA VELARDE CUEVAS TO PORFERIA VELARDE RIVAS IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OFLESELDA CUEVAS MACAY, LESELDA M. PAGUNTALAN, Petitioner, Versus AND THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF TANJAY CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x———————————————————————/ O R D E R Filed before this Court is a verified petition for correction of entries in the Birth Certificate of LESELDA CUEVAS MACAY, through counsel, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing and order be issued changing the name of child from LESELDA CUEVAS MACAY TO, entry as to the date of Birth from MARCH 17, 1974 to MARCH 17, 1975, and name of mother from PORFERIA VELARDE CUEVAS TO PORFERIA VELARDE RIVAS. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the petitioner is hereby directed to cause the publication of this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and in the Cities of Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais, Canlaon and Bayawan at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. The Local Civil Registrar of TANJAY CITY, Negros Oriental or any person having or claiming any interest under the entries whose correction and change is sought, may file within fifteen (15) days from notice of said petition or from the last publication of said notice, an opposition thereto. Any interested persons may appear before this Court at the scheduled hearing of this case on June 03, 2010 at 8:30 o’ clock in the morning and show cause why the petition should not be granted. SO ORDERED. Given this 4th day of March, 2010, Dumaguete City, Philippines. The Negros Chronicle March 21, 28 & April 4, 2010

(Sgd.) WINSTON M. VILLEGAS Judge

The north and south chapters of the BROTHERHOOD OF CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN AND PROFESSIONALS (BCBP) marked its 16th anniversary Friday March 19 on the feast of St. Joseph. The two chapters marked the occasion with a Thanksgiving Praise and Worship assembly at the St.Paul’s university chapel and a sectoral joint breakfast at the Bethel Guest house yesterday with BCBP national president LARRY VELOSO as the main life testimony sharer. The two chapters are headed by Bro.Terry Orbeta and Bro. Fred Magallano. Its two outreaches in Bais and San Carlos cities were also in attendance.

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of a conflict, or ambiguity. There is no ambiguity. And when there is no ambiguity, you are not supposed to create confusion. The appointment of the next chief justice should be properly left to the incoming president, not to an outgoing president who will become merely a virtual caretaker, in transition to the incoming administration. Not a few law students are now scratching their heads. I say to our law students: Don’t despair. To paraphrase a Chinese saying: We are living in interesting times.

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country has still to come out of. Going back to election spending, one candidate has been accused of overspending on ads etc. His stock reply is that he is spending his own money which is better than collecting big contributions from businessmen whom you have to repay later. He thinks his approach is safer. Let the public judge! With regard to ads and media exposure he claims that he just wants to equalize the comparative advantage of Noynoy whose celebrity status has been engendered by famous parents and sister and who is conspicuously backed up by a partial/biased media empire which must have spent hundreds of millions to cover a special event 24/7 (the Cory funeral) in a heroic effort to transfer the wand of the Cory magic to her unico hijo. If one were to quantify the expenses of this media empire and other big backers in Forbes Park for Noynoy, this could easily equal and probably surpass the ad expenses of Manny. The question is why has not the party system evolve all these years despite our democratic experiment of over half-a-cen-

tury? The answer is simple – the politically entrenched elite do not want the evolution of a truly democratic party where the rich and the hoi-polloi share power equally. What they want is a highly structured set-up where the top of the totem pole, the AB class, call the shots. This is very clear in the case of the sugar bloc which dominated parties in the past and designed RP-US relations for their own narrow sectoral interest. Today these special interest groups concentrated in the Makati financial district are again hoping for a proxy president they can dictate. Today they are already positioning to grab the powerful cabinet positions which can be bought at a price. Fortunately Villar does not have to worry too much about this as he is spending his own money. Perhaps the question to ask is not “if Manny spends too much will he not try to get it back?” But “if Noynoy makes it, will not his financiers want to recoup their money with interest?” Back to the central issue of political parties. The optimum approach would be for parties to spend for their candidates without prejudice to candidates spending more as in the case of the Rockefellers and Bloomberg etc. The idea is to limit, nay discourage contributions of special interest groups out to promote their narrow sectoral interests after elections.

March 21 2010  

VOL. 36 No. 40 “HARMONY CAN REIGN WHERE THERE IS JUSTICE TEMPERED WITH LOVE NOT WITH GREED.” ow, the gloves are off. Considered by observers...

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