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VOL. 37 No. 39 Dumaguete City,



Old cities lose P30M;

Vice Pres. Binay

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March 13, 2011


1 more drug, family courts to RTC here Page 2

Mayor unfazed by ARA minority stunt


ity Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria together with City Development Council execom member Eduard Du who heads the local chamber of commerce appear unfazed by apparent doubts raised by some councilors on the now controversial P2.7M (Turn to page 19) NEWS ALERT: The Phil Councilors League national convention in Manila, awarde d Gov Dega mo, Ma yor Sagarbarria and Vice Mayor Cordova for their impressive political rise , all from humble beginnings.

14 OFWs from Libya arrive, get P40K aid BY DEMS REY DEMECILLO ourteen Overseas Filipino Workers many of whom are nurses, have finally come home after escaping the civil war currently convulsing Libya and stand to get P 20,000 financial aid from the provincial government on Monday courtesy of Governor Roel Degamo. Provincial Social Welfare their repatriation. Officer Alice Lagarde said that The initial list provided she expects about 30 OFWs by the Lagarde’s office infrom Negros Oriental who will cluded electricians Joel Latoy, be arriving in the days to come Geo rge Velez, Cru sald o as the fighting between the Perojon and Robert Ortega; rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces Engineer Victor Teves, and continue to wage in earnest. nurses Merly Orcullo and Upon instruction of Gov- Deborah Barba of Sibulan ernor Roel Degamo, the OFWs and Dumaguete City. will receive financial aid on top On Firday, three other of the P 10,000 they already got from the Overseas Welfare Workers Admi-nistration after Turn to page 19


here is an uneven distribution of Regional Trial Court judges in Negros Oriental yet there are five executive judges stationed in four other cities aside from the one assigned in Dumaguete city. This was revealed in a series of letters to the Supreme Court chief justice and the Senate leadership since 2007 up to the recent March 7, 2011 letter of Tolomeo Dinoy, city prosecutor and legal officer of Canlaon City. Present Supreme Court administrator Justice Midas Marquez also got a copy of the latest judicial stastistics in Negros Oriental when he visited Dumaguete last week as law-week


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P2.7M environment center rocks City hat could have been a simple choice of priorities between the legislative and executive Hall branches, could yet turn into an upset over the goodwill and trust between the two independent policy making bodies of Dumaguete city.


Fir st, City Mayor officers that P2.7M in savMan uel Sagarb ar ria ings by the Perdices adminfound out thru his fiscal istration is available for use.

The City Develo pmen t Council then recommended that it be used to fund the

environment center which is to be built within city hall office beside the COA office. The city council approved the matter. But what irked three co un cil memb er s Kagawads Remollo, Arbas and Arbon (the known fiscalizers) is why the mayor’s office and CDC made P2.7M a priority over the council’s choice of gar bage d ispo sal an d dumpsite which is now rotting in Candau-ay. So the trio using their oversight powers, sought reconsideration for the env ir on ment cen ter an d wo uld have o pted to prioritize the dumpsite option. It failed to be carried. So th ey n ow in tu rn , started raising further (Turn to page 19)

Three fiscalizers in the city council namely (RL) Councilors Tony Remollo , Joe Kenneth Arbas and Manuel Arbon (his back facing camera) are all ears to ABC Liga president Councilor Bert Aquino (center) who continue to exchange constructive yet opposing views over the now-controversial P2.7million funding of the proposed environmental center office inside the city hall.




March 13, 2011

Five exec judges for NegOr. ...

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speaker of the Silliman University college of law.


Dinoy, also a Sillimanian, and other sympathetic judges and IBP officers, understand the silent lament of the four other executive judges . But not for Bais City Executive Judge Gonzales who voiced his sentiment being among the aggrieved parties. The five executive judges in Negros Oriental are: 1. Executive Judge Fe Bustamante who is based in the Dumaguete City Hall of Justice of which she has 13 RTC judges under her supervision including the two city courts in Dumaguete City; and the six (6) municipal courts of Sibulan, Valencia, Bacong, Dauin, Zamboanguita and Siaton; 2. Executive Judge Candelario Boy Gonzales, the lone RTC Branch 45 based in Bais city with supervision in the municipal courts of Mabinay, Manjuyod, Bindoy, Ayungon, Tayasan and Jimalalud; 3. Executive Judge Winston Villegas, presiding over the lone RTC Branch 43 in Tanjay city , and with supervision in the municipal courts of San Jose, Amlan and Pamplona; 4. Executive Judge Alejandro Bahunsua Jr., presiding over the lone RTC Branch 64 in Guihulngan, and with supervision in the municipal courts of Vallehermoso and La Turn to page 19




Big commercial trucks must pay road toll fees


Executive Judge GONZALES

TOP OF THE WEEK One more drug and family courts to Dumaguete salas

critical reporting


Each old city to lose P30M to 16 new ones

he Supreme Court of the Philippines in an en banc ities all over the country will hold prayer rallies has designated Regional Trial Court, Branches 34 in their respective seats of government to demonunder Judge Rosendo Bandal, Jr., and Branch strate their vehement albeit prayerful opposition 31 under Judge Mercedita Sarsaba, both in against the conversion of 16 towns into cities even Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, as additional as the latter is urging their older brothers to acDrug Court and Family Court, respectively. cept them as one of their own. It is recalled that the requested the Supreme Court Anti-Drug Abuse Council of through the Hon. Chief JusExisting cities stand to municipalities into cities Dumaguete City in its Reso- tice Reynato S. Puno to cre- lose from P25 million to P80 shall become final and perlution No. 03, Series of 2010 ate at least one million each from their share manent. dated February 24, 2010 has Negros Oriental’s five Turn to page 3 in the Internal Revenue Allotment if the conversion of 16 Turn to page 14


ur newly cemented city roads will not last if the city government tolerates big commercial trucks— especially sugar cane trucks to ply city streets. Therefore, our city council needs to pass an ordinance prescribing toll fees from these overloaded cargo trucks upon entry to city and provincial roads. -o0oThe operators of these cargo trucks are doing business using city roads and they make money, while our roads deteriorate at our taxpayers’ expense. Therefore, the city government must be justified in imposing toll fees on all cargo trucks that exceed a certain amount of “x” tons so the tax can be used to fix and maintain expensive, cemented, city roads. Why should other people enrich themselves at the expense of poor taxpayers? This is unfair. Unfair also to motorists who are clogged in traffic jams because of these big cargo trucks. They are wasting precious expensive fuel in traffic jams. Please lang, mayor, do something! Attention city councilors! -o0oThese trucks can only ply the national highways. From the south, from Robinson’s to Real


Pres. Sojor to stage Binay to preside over political comeback? Tsunami, housing issues

egros Oriental State University President Henry Sojor is reported to be eyeing for a return to politics through the ballot in 2013. Political observers believe that both the province and Sojor’s own body language indicate strong indications of a comeback possibly as mayor of his hometown or as a Capitol-elected official. Sojor, who is battling after his retirement. legal moves to oust him as Gifted with a keen and President of NORSU, is no articulate intellect, Sojor is stranger to politics having both feared and loved by his been elected as the highest critics and defenders who ranking member of the Pro- both agree that he distinvincial Board more than two guishes himself most as the decades ago. In his inter- school administrator of the views, he has not totally dis- biggest institution of counted the possibility of rejoining politics especially Turn to page 16


limate change advocate Vice President Jejomar Binay will be here on Wednesday to discuss the implications of the Japan tsunami which hit the region last Friday. At the same time, the president on climate change Vice President will meet with and housing problem. local officials to discuss the His Excellency Jejomar housing problem in the prov- C. Binay, Vice-President of ince. Both climate change the Republic of the Philipand housing issues are the pines (RP), will serve as the major assignments of the Guest of Honor and Speaker vice-president. Coordinating in Negros Oriental State Unihis visit is retired Congress- versity’s (NORSU) Sympoman Meniong Teves, who is sium on “Poverty mobilizing the local officialdom to join the public forum, Turn to page 5 presided over by the vice-


Comelec cites PNP’s zero poll violence BY:

RACHELLE M. NESSIA he Commission on Elections (Comelec) in a recent forum here cited the joint efforts of the provincial police office and the Philippine Army (PA) which resulted to a zero election-related violence experience in the province during the October 2010 elections.


Provincial Elections Supervisor Atty. Eddie Aba handed out certificates of appreciation to Provincial Police Director Col. Rey Lyndon Lawas and 302nd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Manuel Luis Ocho to rena d ur in g a Kapihan forum held recently by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) here. Both Lawas an d Ochotorena were the guest speakers during the forum

held to discuss the creation of the Joint Peace and Security Coordination Center (JPSCC), a system which synchronized and converged the peace and security functions of the police and the Army. Aba said that the zero violence incident during the Barangay an d Sanggu nian g Kabataan elections last

Provincial Elections Supervisor Atty. Eddie Aba (L) handing over the Certificate of Appreciation to Provincial Police Director Col. Rey Lyndon Lawas (R) during the Kapihan forum held to discuss the Joint Peace and Security Coordination Center which is largely responsible for the zero election-related violence in the province during the Barangay and Turn to page 5 SK polls in October 2010. (RMN/LJD/PIA-7 NEGOR)

The Dumaguete Press Club under Indira Requiron is reaching out to the people, joining medical missions and other events. That is very good. Here, the PRESS Club joined the recent medical mission in Buenavista, Guihulngan. LR: Syril Repe, Choy Gallarde, Jofil Mira, BM Ikay Koppin, Florence Baesa, Indira Requiron, Niel Rio and Titus Serina. Behind them are civilian and army officers of Negros Oriental led by Gov. R oel Degamo and Col. Manny Ochotorena. Street up to the Provincial Capitol Area, straight to the airport. But why is the city allowing them to pass by the boulevard, Perdices Street, the side streets, Flores Avenue, and EJ Blanco roads? -o0oMayor Sagarbarria, please protect the roads which Tuting Perdices built. Set a toll fee on these cargo commercial trucks, otherwise, your cemented roads will not last. You will also have to fix it. So why not save it. Require these big cargo trucks to use the diversion road via Larena Drive. This is only fair to our motorists in this already crowded city. -o0oFIVE EXECUTIVE JUDGES: Only a few people know that there are FIVE executive judges here in Negros Oriental. The one in Dumaguete and all the 14 other RTC judges cover cases in Dumaguete up to Siaton. The executive judge RTC branch in Bais covers cases in Bais to Jimalalud; the executive judge in Tanjay RTC covers San Jose to Pamplona; the executive judge in Guihulngan RTC covers La Libertad to Vallehermoso; and the executive judge of RTC Bayawan covers Sta. Catalina to Basay. Thanks to Executive Judge Candelario Gonzales who clarified the information to the public. (more details on page 1) -o0oNo matter how legitimate the issue in city hall or (Turn to page 19)


March 13, 2011


Security Bank opens in Dumaguete City


ne of the Asia’s Best Managed Companies has found its way in the City of Gentle People. Security Bank will open its door in Dumaguete City at the Portal West Building along Silliman Avenue. The said opening will take place on March 18, 2011 to be attended by the Area Manager for Visayas and Mindanao FVP Jason Ang. Security Bank is one of Asia’s Best Managed Companies as disclosed by the Asiamoney poll based in Hongkong in 2010. It is committed to provide the Dumaguete constituents the best bank products and services with its cutting-edge technology based products. Furthermore, Security

One more ... From page 2 (1) ad dition al Dru g Court in the Regional Trial Court, Dumaguete City. Acting upon the recommendation of the Office of the Court Administrator, the Supreme Court last Feb. 1, approved the designation of an additional drug court as well as of an additional family court. Under the en banc resolution, RTC Branches 30 under Judge Cresencio Tan Jr, and Branch 37 under Judge Noel Catacutan in , Dumaguete City, which are the existing drug court and family court, respectively, they shall continue to try and decide cases pending in their respective salas, where trial has already begun. For this purpose, trial has begun when the accused or any of the accused in a criminal case has been arraigned or

Bank is recognized as the Best Managed Company in the Philippines – Small Cap Corporate of the Year with its high returns on equity (ROE) at 35% with a record net profit of Php7.2 Billion for the year 2010, together with its low mainten an ce o f nonperforming loans (NPL) levels.

Not to mention, the same bank has bagged the prestigious “Ce sa r EA Virata Awards” as 2010 Best Securities House for the 6th consecutive year by the Philippine Dealing System (PDS) Group – a group that operates the country’s electronic dealing platform for fixed income securities.

Josy: Impeach Merci! George, Pryde unsure

nly 1st District Rep. Jocelyn “Josy” Limkaichong is definitely voting in the plenary this week to impeach Ombudsman Merciditas Gutierrez while 2nd District Rep. George Arnaiz and Pryde Henry Teves (3rd District) have made no clear indication if they will join the Liberal party-led drive to oust Guttierez, the accused of betraying public trust. Limkaichong said that Sen ate tr ial. Observ ers the impeachment process aren’t completely surprised will give Gutierrez an oppor- of the lady solon’s decision tunity to answer all allega- considering that her tions lodged against her in a Turn to page 14


when the pre-trial stage is terminated in civil cases. All drug cases pending with Branch 30 where the trial has not yet begun, shall be forwarded to the Office of the Clerk of Court, for assignment by the Executive Judge to Branch 34. All family cases pending with Branch 37, where trial

has not yet begun, shall be forwarded to the Office of the Clerk of Court for assignment by the Executive Judge to Branch 31. All newly filed drug cases shall be assigned to RTC, Branch 34, Dumaguete City, until such

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BPI and Globe launch BanKO


o open its first branch in Re gion VII, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Globe BanKO will have its ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 24 at 11:00 a.m. at Dy Ho Building, Maria Cristina Street, Dumaguete City. BPI entered into a milestone partnership with Globe Telecom and Ayala Corporation in establishing a BPIGlobe BanKO; staying true to its history of proven banking leadership and innovation. The BPI-Globe BanKO is th e co un tr y’s first microfinance-focused savings bank that combines banking standards and delivery networks with mobile technology platforms within a business framework of social responsibility and sustainable development. Man ager Mar io F. Bilocora, in his invitation, said that the primary objective of BPI-Globe BanKO is to have financial inclusion of those at the base of the demographic pyramid. This can be done through its innovative products and services; establishment of a marketoriented ecosystem; and the use of alternative low-cost channels of delivery, geared to ward s bank in g th e unbanked.

Republic of the Philippines City of Dumaguete. . . . . . .Sc.

AFFIDAVIT I, WEVINA ELECTONA FUENTES, of legal age, widow, Filipino, and a resident of Zamboaguita, Negros Oriental, on oath state that: 1. My husband, the late Roberto T. Fuentes, died last September 12, 2008, in Cebu City; 2. During his lifetime, he was the registered owner of a motor vehicle, a NISSAN Eagle Pick-Up, with MV File No. 060400000023544, Plate No. FFE 116, with Official Receipt No. 894485970 dated 06-24-2010; 3. I am in the process of transacting with the Land Transportation Office of Dumaguete City, relative to the transfer of the registration and/or of the said motor vehicle in my name; 4. This affidavit is voluntarily and executed to attest to the death of my husband the late Roberto T. Fuentes; in support of my application for transfer of the registration/ownership of the said motor vehicle in my name; and for whatever legal purpose this may so serve. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand this 11 th day of March 2011, in Dumaguete City, Philippines. WEVINA ELECTONA FUENTES Affiant SUBSCBRIBE AND SWORN TO before me, this 11th day of March 2011, in Dumaguete City, Philippines. Affiant exhibiting to me her PRC I.D. with No. 43226, issued on 11/15/74, issued at Cebu City. (Sgd) Atty. Rafael C. Orillana Notary Public Doc. No. 340 Page No. 70 Book No. XXXVIII Series of 2011. Negros Chronicle March 13, 20 & 27, 2011



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Editorial Goodwill and Trust

e believe that the real issue in the current controversy of building the proposed environmental center with an allocation of P2.7M is a matter of goodwill and trust between the executive and legislative departments. Better still, we believe that the bottom line is politics. First, upon his assumption, one of the t hings t his businessman-mayor of Dumaguete sought, was public money that was saved by the Perdices administration. One of the monies found was a savings of P2,796,571.90 from the city development fund which was intact at the city treasury. So, what the mayor did was to propose to the City Development Council (CDC) what they recommend to do with it. The CDC proposed an environment center which would attend to the pre-disaster needs of the city and protect the environment from further decay and destruction. Very good. As a matter of course, the CDC sought the appropriation of the exact amount of P2,796,571.90 hoping that what the project will save will be reverted to the 20% development fund. Moreover, all t he councilors except t he t hree fiscalizers Antonio Remollo, Joe Kenneth Arbas, and Manuel Arbon, approved the resolution.


Now, the trio wants to question some details with the good intention of refining the ordinance and seeking details of the project like an absent program of work to an exact amount. Mayor told us that the exact amount of the savings item was appropriated as a lump sum but any further savings will be reverted to the local treasury. Apparently, the fiscalizers are doubting the sincerity of some people. But we, the CHRONICLE, investigated how savings from P2.7M would be assured, and Mayor Sagarbarria showed us that in the computer on his table, the automatic savings would all be on t he yellow column. Sagarbarria assured us that savings from this kind cannot be stolen. We personally saw the yellow column of money saved from projects in the mayor’s computer and was open to the public to see. Again,as we said, the bottom line is goodwill and trust. If the lawmakers, the mayor, and the CDC trust each other and extend goodwill to each other, then suspicions of graft will be diffused and the policy-making bodies of the government can move as one, after all, at the end of the day, as the saying goes, “When there’s smoke, there must be fire somewhere.” And those responsible will have to face the consequences if and when anomalies will ever be uncovered.

t is not correct to say there is an absolute ban on divorce in the Philippines. Truth is, there are instances where divorce is recognized here. The trend seems to expand divorce recognition. This is contained in Article 26 of the Family Code. “Where a marriage between a Filipino citizen and a foreigner is validly celebrated and a divorce is thereafter validly obtained abroad by the alien spouse capacitating him or her to remarry, the Filipino spouse shall have capacity to remarry under Philippine law.” The family code justifies that if the foreigner is able to procure a divorce abroad, and as a consequence of the divorce the foreigner is allowed to remarry, then it is only fair that the divorced Filipino spouse left behind should also be allowed to remarry. Lately, the Supreme Court has expanded and made this law applicable even to former Filipinos who become naturalized in other countries and subsequently procures a divorce. This was the ruling of the Supreme Court in Republic versus Cipriano Orbecido (G.R. 154380) In that case, Cipriano and Lady Myros, both Filipinos, were married in Ozamis City. Later, Lady Myros left for the United States. While in the United States, Lady Myros became a naturalized American. Thereafter, as an American, Lady Myros procured a divorce from her marriage to Cipriano. In this case, the Supreme Court said the Family Code provision on divorce can be applicable. The point of reckoning is the citizenship of the divorcing spouse when the divorce was procured, and not the time of marriage. Thus, the Supreme Court expanded the application of Article 26 of the Family Code, this time covering former Filipinos who are naturalized abroad. If you look at the letter of the law, it only applies to foreigners who were such at the time of the marriage. But the Supreme Court examined the spirit, not the letter of the law. Let’s tweak the facts a little bit. What if the divorce was obtained by the Filipino spouse abroad, BEFORE the Filipino spouse became naturalized abroad? The answer to this question, applying simple logic, is that Article 26 will not apply. Therefore, the Filipino spouse left behind cannot remarry, even if the Filipino spouse abroad obtained a divorce (before being naturalized), and then remarries there. The explanation is that since the divorce was obtained while the Filipino spouse was still a Filipino, then the spouse abroad is still subject to Philippine laws, which does not recognize the divorce. But what if the Filipino spouse abroad, after obtaining a divorce and then remarrying, subsequently becomes naturalized (becomes a foreigner)? Will the naturalization have a retroactive, and curative effect on the previously obtained divorce, such that the Filipino spouse left behind can also remarry? There is no case on this yet. But if the Filipino spouse left Turn to page 19

Changing our Lifestyle


Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

he previous age we know was about - jet-paced, instant results - obsessed with longevity or adding “more years to our life.” The new age of Aquarius is about constant change of modalities and paradigms including the new goal of “adding more life to our years.”

It has been said that in the last century or so, man used so much of his energy and time in order to save money to spend only to find out that when he already has the time and money to spend , he no longer has the energy (due to poor health) to enjoy it. The tragedy of our times. The last age has been characterized by the race for more (quantity): money, possessions, nuclear arms, GNP, trade advantage over other nations rather than more (quality) of time spent with family, friends, our God and ourselves as human beings with needs other than the material.

The last decades have been years of searching for instant gratification for mankind - instant noodles, fast food, mobile phones, information highway at the click of a mouse, fast changing relationships, speedy production at the expense of natural resources, and fast consumption in general. Man is rushing to consume more of the products and services that he does not essentially need. Advertising has indeed moved men to purchase out merely of his wants and not of his needs. And they want to enjoy them - here and now.

Is man running on a treadmill - wasting so much time and energy and not really getting anywhere, location-wise? We seem to perpetually be racing against time - to get somewhere and achieve something. We only stop racing for our elusive goals when a heart attack explodes or our car crashes into the pile of cars in our “rush” to get things done. Others undergo unnecessary anxiety for a future that is yet to come, forgetting the present (which is the only time that truly To page 9


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2 & 3 deprived of Board seats, cited


onstituents of the 2 nd and 3 rd districts are deprived of full representation and fair allocation of the pork barrels in the Provincial Board as two seats remain vacant months after the deaths of two Governors. debates and in the distribuThe vacancy in the 3rd District was created following the demise of former Governor Emilio “Dodo” Macias II when Governor Roel Degamo, the then highest ranking Board Member was elevated to the vice-governorship. It took several weeks befor e 3rd Distr ict Rep. Pryde Henry Teves, chieftain of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD of the province to nominate Dauin Vice-mayor Rodrigo Alanano as Degamo’s replacement. The second vacancy occurred in the 2nd District following the elevation of

Degamo to the highest post o f th e Capito l an d Ju n Arnaiz’s ascension to the vice-governorship. Second District Rep. George Arnaiz, the highest ranking official of the Nationalist People’s Coalition in the province, has not yet named his brother’s replacement. Alanano’s appointment still awaits the signature of President Benigno Aquino, which Jack Raymund chiefaide of Cong. Teves expects to be released this week. Mayors are hoping that the vacancies will be filled up soon to give each district ample representation during

tion of priority pro jects funded by the provincial government. They maintain that the people of Negros Oriental d eser ve a f ull Sangguniang Panlalawigan. The remaining district board members are Jessica Villanueva-Koppin, Liland Estacion and Geo rgita Martinez (1st District); Saleto Erames, Rotelio Lumjod, Melimoore Saycon (2nd District) and Peve Ligan and Edmund Dy of the 3rd District). (By Dems Demecillo)

Police, Army ... From page 2 year was already an accomplishment of the JPSCC. “This accomplishment ha s be en notic ed by our Comelec Chairman, thus we are giving the PNP and the Army these certificates of appreciation,” said Aba. Negros Oriental was recognized as the number one province in Region 7 to complete the electoral process without any election-related violence incident. (RMN/PIA7 Negros Oriental)

Binay to ... From page 2


Sibulan’s “Travellers’ Inn


ince the Municipality of Sibulan is also a haven for travelers plying Sibulan to Cebu because of the Sea Port, the Municipal Government of Sibulan conceptualized the construction of a structure aptly called, Travellers’ Inn, which is intended not only for those travelling or those who will be stranded during their travel but also for everyone interested to rent or use the building as for tourists, both local

NOTICE OF LEASE Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Government of Sibulan is accepting offers to lease from interested bidders (highest bidder), the following: One (1) Unit two-Storey Building (Traveler’s Inn) Osmeña St., Poblacion, Sibilan Negros Oriental. Specifications: Total area: 175.50 sq. m. Upper Floor: Five (5) Bedrooms Three (3) Air-con Rooms Two (2) Non-air-con Rooms Ground Floor: One (1) Commercial Space………………….. (18 sq. m.) One (1) Commercial Space …….......................………… (36 sq. m) Any person 18 years of age or more, who is not legally incapacitated, desiring to lease the building, shall fill an application therefore on the prescribe form (copies may be obtained from the Office of the Municipal Treasurer) during office hours and before 12 o’clock noon of April 11, 2011. Deadline for submission of applicant will be on April 25, 2011 at the office of Municipal Treasurer. The interested bidder/bidders shall attach in his/their of application form a statement of financial capacity to operate a business of this sort to be duly notarized by a notary public. After filling the application form at the Treasure’s Office, a bid form will be given. Opening of bids will be held on the same day at 2:00 in the Afternoon at the Office of the Municipal Treasurer. The applicant/applicants shall be personally present on the scheduled opening of bids or if not he/she shall authorize a representative to represent his/her by way of Special Power of attorney. NOTED BY: (Sgd) MARCELA G. BARTOCES Municipal Mayor The Negros Chronicle March 13 & 20, 2011

(Sgd) VALERIANA A. GERMONDO Municipal Treasurer

and foreign with an area of 175.5 square meters. The building’s blessing and inauguration was done immediately after the Independence Day Celebration last June 12, 2009. Travellers Inn has six rooms in the 2nd floor. Each room can accommodate two persons. Three rooms with air condition units to provide more comfort for the lodgers. The ground floor has two stalls for commercial use and that the structure can be extended to accommodate more people. For inquiries, please contact the Municipal Treasure’s Office at (035) 4198582.

Former Third District Congressman Herminio Teves in a recent press conference held March 11 at the Dumaguete Press Club Building wherein he talked about several issues including the upcoming visit of Vice Pres. Jejomar Binay for a symposium on Climate Change, agrarian reform issues and the viability of jathropa oil production in the province. (RMN/PIA7 Negros Oriental)

Una sa tanan akong pangomustahon ang tanang magbabasa niining Negros CHRONICLE ug binisayang pamantalaan dinhi sa atong syudad ang YAGYAG. Mga panghinaut nga sa kanunay anaa kamo sa maayong panglawas ug dako kog REX CORNELIO pasalamat ninyong tanan tungod kay pinaagi sa Coordinator inyong pagbasa niini, inyong masayran ang panghitabo sulod ug gawas niiining atong syudad, ug inyong masayran ang kalamboan sa atong palibut. Niining tungora, mag-pasalamat ako ug dako sa Dios nga labing gamhanan, tungod kay kanunay kita niyang giubanan sa tanang adlaw sa atong pagpakabuhi niining kalibutana. Ug angay gyud kong magpasalamat sa Ginoo tungod kay akong nabatyagan ang daghang panalangin sa akong pamilya ug ang kanunay niyang paghatag ug mga tawo aron mosuporta niining atong tulomanon Operation Alayon. Lainlaing pamaagi ang gibuhat sa Dios aron katabangan ang mga pasyente nga anaa diha sa Provincial Hospital, adunay mohatag nga magpaila ug dili magpaila, adunay mohatud personal didto sa atong sibyaanan, adunay moadto mismo sa tambalanan, gani adunay moadto usab sa akong opisina sa Abest Express sa may Crossing Candayong aron motunol ug hinabang para sa pasyente sama ni Sir Johnny Limbaga. Adunay motunol ug pagkaon , tubig ug softdrink nga gikan pud sa nagkalainlaing kahimtang. adunay maayo ug kahimtang nga makatunol ug dakodako nga kantidad ug adunay kabus ang kahimtang apan datu ug kasingkasing nga mogahin sa gagmayng kita aron lang makatabang sa nagkinahanglan. Kamong among tigpaminaw ang mitabang kanila, busa daghan kaayong salamat kaninyong tanan. Dili gayud ako malimot sa pag-ampo sa Dios nga Labing Gamhanan nga ipabuhagay diha kaninyo ug sa inyong pamilya ang daghang grasya gikan sa kahitas-an. Ang inyong kinasingkasing pagtabang sa mga pasyente maoy dakong kamatuoran sa dakong pagsalig nga inyong gihatag sa DYEMSTAR ENERGY FM ug sa mga nagdumala sa public affairs program ang GOOD MORNING DUMAGUETE ug kanako nga maoy gitahasan aron modumala sa OPERATION ALAYON. Mga pag ampo nga unta modaghan ang susama kaninyo nga adunay kasingkasing malumo ug andam nga motubag sa among hangyo pakitabang alang sa mga nagkinahanglan nga anaa sa tambalanan. PASYENTE: Manduyog Weniegy, Jessa Gomez, Jeaneth Acebes, Ricardo Sarming. DONORS: Sir Alie Bitong 100,Energy Fm Management 1,000, Kuya Ver & Friends 100, Anonymous Upper Talay 100, Information Officer of Dumaguete 50,Anonymous of Mangnao 100, Kayewood Pulantubig 500, Ker Amper 100, Anonymous of Batinguel 100, COLT 45 100, ROWIE of Bunao 200,Nanay Isabel Prk, Bangag 50, Saksak Sinagol Dindo & Petit 500, Dumaguete Hot Pandesal 300, Kagawad sa Bagacay JASPER GARCIA CUEVAS 50, Kusina ni Lola Alie Food House 200, Anonymous of San Jose Extension Dumaguete 500, Sir JOHNNY LIMBAGA 200. Twin Tub 50, Anonymous Sto. Nino Drug Store 200, Videm Delvo OF NOHS 200.

greetings. A musical rendition Bio-Diesel Program, from Jatwill also be rendered by the ropha Cureas and Its Processing by Engr. Armando Malilin NORSU Kabilin Choir. The 2 nd part of the pro- from the Department of Scigram will start at 10:00 am, ence and Technology; Latest addressing the current issues Studies on Mechanical Equipon poverty, food security, and ment for Agriculture Using climate change. The following Bio-fuel by Engr. Francisco Dime, Director of Metals InAlleviation and Climate are the specific topics to be dustry Research Development; th tackled in the symposiu m, Change,” to be held on the 16 Food Productivity Using Pubof March, 9:00 A.M. at the alongside with its speakers: lic Lands by USEC Joel S. Best Agricultural Practices for NORSU Cultural Complex. Rudinas of the Department of The Symposium will start the Rural Areas by Dr. Gil Agriculture; and Addressing with the Arrival of Honors, to Villancio from the University Poverty, Climate Change, and be followed by the 1st part of of the Philippines, Los Baños, Food Security in the Province the program. NORSU Presi- Laguna; Climate Change by and Country by Congressman dent Ho n. Henry A. Sojo r, Dr. Ben S. Malayang III, Presi- Herminio G. Teves, Former Ph.D. will give the welcome dent of Silliman University; congressman of the 3rd District address and the introduction of Converting Alienable and Dis- of Negros Oriental, and the speaker, while RP Senat or posable Lands to Agricultural Outstanding Congressman of Miguel Zubiri will give the Lands by Dir. Juan Serana of the Philippines, 12th Congress the Department of Environ- 2002. ment and Natural Resources; Republic of the Philippines dressed to the defendant was Claytown, Daro, REGIONAL TRAIL COURT Dumaguete City, was returned to sender with 7TH Judicial Region information that said defendant is residing BRANCH 43 abroad reset the pretrial to May 5, 2011, at 9:30 in the morning. Tanjay City, Negros Oriental Likewise, set this case for trail on the Stationed at Dumaguete City merits on the following dates: June 2 and 23, CIVIL CASE NO. 524 July 7 and August 4, 2011, all at 9:30 in the morning. NESTOR NAVARRO, Let this order be published in the newsPlaintiff, paper of general circulation in the Province of Neg ros Orie ntal , an d in the cit ies of - Versus Dumaguete, Canlaon, Guihulngan, Tanjay, Bais and Bawayan, once a week for three conEMELYNDA CORRAL secutive weeks. Defendant, SO ORDERED. x ------------------------------------------------------ / Given in open court on 24 th of February, 2011, in Dumaguete City, Philippines.


Considering that there is no notice to the defendant with respect to the pretrial set for today, the envelope containing the notice ad-

(Sgd.) WINSTON M. VILLEGAS Judge The Negros Chronicle March 13, 20, 27, 2011



March 13, 2011

Inferno’s Expressway?


The political economy of corruption

he “reproductive health ( bill ) means the road to hell,” Freeman columnist Valeriano Avila asserts. “That’s  in store for people who kill innocent  babies inside their mother’s  womb.”   

Who? Me? We back a reproductive health bill. So do other peo ple: , fo rmer Sec reta ry Vicente Paterno, demograher Mercedes Concepcion, Ernesto Pernia of UP School of Economics,  among others.  No one argues for the draconian version  that Rep. Edcel Lagman &  Co. peddle. The  RH bill ‘:has many faces,” constitutional scholar Joaquin Bernas notes “That makes it  difficult for  many, myself included, to be totally for or totally against the RH bill. “There are provisions which run counter to the moral beliefs of some”, Fr Bernas continues. ( Some) “provisions seek to an-

swer the crying needs of women and…  young people, especially among the poor”….We must “ reason together.. We should not allow our nation to be divided by God.” Lasciate ogne speranza voi ch’ entrate  is carved on the g ates of Hades, p oet  Dante Aligheri wrote. “Abandon all hope you who enter here.”  None have been consigned, so far, to that  state where the “worm dieth  not”.  We can still speak?   President  Benigno  Aquino didn’t include RH among priority measures he submitted to Congress. The Lower House will debate this issue, once its air-conTurn to page ditioners are repaired. ( No 11


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Indian studies reveal generally three types of people. One type is the incorruptible and cannot be bought under any circumstances. Another type consists of those people who are corrupt under all circumstances and the last is generally not corrupt but given the opportunity, may get corrupt. In the State Vigilance Commission’s report for the year 1968-69, the committee discovered that corruption

A Journey Through Cancer

was regarded as “traditional” and that the rural people did not object against the practice provided that they got what they wanted, be this infrastructure or social overhead projects. It was therefore easy in the rural areas to extract “speed money” from the rural folk in exchange for the facilitation of their requirements for such item as pumps, power,


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False Prophets

Do you mind? ho do you think you are? Is your personality consistent with what others see in you? Or do you perceive yourself differently from what they see? Each one of us longs for an rizes people as sanguine, cholideal personality that we want to eric or melancholic. These are achieve. Appearing good is mak- those whose presence alone is ing us feel good. We spend lots a ray of sunlight, while others are of money to improve our person- shadows that can become a alities. dark cloud hovering, threatening Education is doing a good to crush you down. Most of us job in making us achieve this are weary if others identify us in goal. We are also surrounded a way that we are not. Some of with products, trainings and us try to fit into another person’s experiences that can enhance expectations, losing our own our personalities for the bet- values, mores, culture and beter. liefs. We even compromise our My dashboard dictionary own faith. describes personality as a comOthers refuse to be smart bination of characteristics or because they will be called qualities that form an individual’s “geek”. Worse, some of us are character. But sometimes, per- afraid to do what is right besonality becomes a mask that we cause we might be labeled as put on in the stage of life, it is an “do gooders.” But does it reorganized behavior that people ally matter who we are before see in us. Hippocrates catego- the crowd ofTurn judges? to page 14

(Part 2) committee report on graft concluded that corruption in all the three branches of the Indian government was increasing both “vertically and horizontally”. It also concluded that acts of corruption usually involve two parties and that a large numbers of such cases are never brought to the surface so that the real extent of the problem can never be accurately gauged.




immy Lee Swaggart is a Pentacostal pastor, teacher, and televangelist. He has preached to crowds around the world through his weekly telecast. According to the official website for Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, his 1980s telecast was transmitted to over 3,000 stations and cable systems each week and he made millions from his faithful followers. In February 1988, Swaggart true. He later apologized for the stirred controversy after a private acts in a famous televised broadinvestigation found he had solic- cast where he tearfully begged ited a prostitute for sex. Initially, for God’s forgiveness. Do not Swaggart denied the accusa- know about God’s forgiveness tions; but, as a media investiga- but his congregation forgave him tion proceeded, he acknowl- and he continued his ministry. edged that the allegations were lice caught him again with a prostitute. Rather than Three years the poconfessing to later his congregation and again asking God for forgiveness, Swaggart told listeners “The Lord told me it’s flat none of your business”. Swaggart’s son then announced to the stunned audience that his father would be temporarily Swaggart_confession_screenshot Turn to page 9

Joy in Lent

Footsteps and Fingerprints

HIS, I think, should be highlighted in the liturgical season of Lent. No doubt, Lent brings us to the whole reality of the passion and death of Christ, and everything else that went into this epic tragedy, the darkest moment in human history. We need to more effectively It reminds us of what we present the vital, organic connection need to do to reflect in our life between the pain of sacrifice and the and, in fact, to be part of the su- joy of the resurrection, between the preme act of Christ’s love for our Cross and the new life we get redemption through the cross. through Christ in the Holy Spirit. This Yes, we have to do a lot of fast- is a challenge for which we need to ing and abstinence, and the prepare and train ourselves more whole range of things needed to competently. wage our life-long ascetical It’s wrong, of course, to highstruggle in order to progressively light one aspect at the expense identify ourselves with Christ. of the other. Pain and sorrow But let’s not forget that without joy and newness would Christ’s redemptive sacrifice not be healthy, just as much as would not be complete without the latter without the former his resurrection. The whole would be. Both have to be preLenten season, with its sented, seen and appreciated toepicenter on Good Friday, gether. would be meaningless without That’s the whole picture. We Easter Sunday. Lent can not be have to be wary to show a partial but end in the joy of Easter. It view only. Besides, we need to know has to show the passage of how to present the whole picture that defeat to triumph, of death to is respectful to the sensitivities of the life everlasting. Turn to page 12 people in their different stages of life.

Fasting and Feasting



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his is the time of year that invites us to go into the desert with Jesus for 40 days, to spend time reflecting and praying as we unite with Him in the discipline of resisting temptation and sin. This is the Lenten season wherein we are called to prepare ourselves to celebrate Jesus’ victory over sin and death at Eastertime. This season and its days of strengthening ourselves spirfasting and abstinence are times itually, mentally, emotionally of spiritual strengthening that and even physically so as to God lovingly provides for us each withstand the temptations of year. Many times we tend to take the devil and his minions in the the disciplines of fasting during world. The acts of putting our this season for granted, when in lives in order can be likened to fact the discipline of fasting is not feasting – to feasting on the just depriving ourselves of some- positive things in life. thing, of giving up something that The discipline of true fasting we like. It is not enough for us to should end in feasting. I have fast from worthless, evil and dis- always found this a fascinating tracting things and thoughts that aspect of Lent. So I would like to share with you a list I copied from lead us astray from God. We need to take positive somewhere many years ago steps to set our lives in order. about how we can turn the And we do this through the sacrifice and discipline of doing the right things, of Turn to page 11





March 13, 2011



Five senators donate P6M for Dgte. boardwalk


t least five members of the Senate donated millions of pesos for the completion of the Dumaguee City boardwalk, an extension of the city Rizal Boulevard.

The five senators who donated include Senator and Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Teofisto Guingona III with P 2 million, and P 1 million each was don ated by Senators Fran cis Pangilinan, Ralph Recto, Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. and Juan Miguel Zubiri III. The donated amount came from the

Priority Development Assistance Fund of the senators which amounted to P 200 million for every member of the upper chamber of Congress annually. Dumaguete Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria thanked the senators for fulfilling their promise to help develop the Rizal Boulevard.

Guv to help stranded Oriental Negrense in Libya overnor Roel Degamo pledged to help Oriental Negrense who are still stranded in Libya. It has been reported that a certain Dumagueteno named Eduardo Teves, working at Libyan Iron and Steel Company, is still in the war-torn Libya.


The governor said that the provincial government is willing to help the possible victims. In fact, he has already

requested Provincial Administarator Arnel Francisco to coordinate with the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Guv to boost tourism spots


overnor Roel Degamo has allocated additional P 7 million for the continuous construction of the boardwalk in Tanjay City. In his State of the Province Address, Degamo vowed to improve the province’ tourist attractions and destinations by allocating funds for its development.

At least P 12 million has been allocated for the project which was shared by the provincial government and the

City of Tanjay. At least P 2 million has been allocated by Tanjay City government for the undertaking.

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All unr edeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2010 will be sold to public auc tion on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lupega Bldg., Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City All unr edeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2010 will be sold to public auc tion on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Dumaguete V Branch Ang Tay Bldg., Dumaguete City All unr edeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2010 will be sold to public auc tion on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Aldea Bldg., San Juan cor. Perdices St., Dumaguete City All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Quezon Street, Bais City All unr edeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2010 will be sold to public auc tion on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS H. Villanueva St., Siaton, Neg. Or. All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Guihulngan Branch Quezon St., Pob. Guihulngan, Neg. Or. All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.


AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sibulan National Highway Negros Oriental All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Manjuyod Branch Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Manjuyod All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sta. Catalina Branch P. Villanueva St., Sta. Catalina, Neg. Or.

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Zamboanguita

All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon Branch Blk. 3 New Bus Terminal Canlaon City All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Corner Pinili & Mabini Sts. Dumaguete City All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS North Poblacion, Jimalalud Negros Oriental All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion, Mabinay Negros Oriental All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bais II Branch, National Highway Barangay Hangyad, Bais City, Negros Oriental All unr edeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2010 will be sold to public auc tion on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bayawan, Branch II Tangente Building, JP Rizal St., Barangay Boyco, Bayawan City, Neg.Or. All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.


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

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon 2 Branch FATC Bldg., Mabini St., Brgy. Mabigo, Canlaon City

All unr edeemed pledges from October 1-31, 2010 will be sold to public auc tion on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.

All unr edeemed pledges from October 131, 2010 will be sold to public auction on March 15, 2011 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.



March 13, 2011

A work to do For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. EPHESIANS 2:10 very man has work laid out for him to do; every man’s life is a plan of the Almighty, and way back in the councils of eternity God laid out a work for each one of us. There is no man living that can do the work that God has got for me to do. No one can do it but myself. And if the work ain’t done, we will have to answer for it when we stand before God’s bar. For it says:



f you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.” Matthew 10:42

How much we love God can be measured by how well we treat others. Jesus’ example of giving up a cold water to someone who thirsts is a good model of unselfish service. God notices every good deed we

To the graduates ot long time ago, you were the enthusiastic graduates of high school, excited to go to college; then not long after that you found yourselves in this graduation, about to go and serve the world. Before you go, I would like to remind you of two things that made you FR. GAMMY TULABING JCD, VG what you are now and which you will need in order for you to become. First, I believe you live the words of Thomas Edison, the father of more than a thousand inventions. He is the one who made this saying famous: “If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.” The values here are patience and commitment. Some of you did not start with your finished course now. Perhaps the course that you finish now was the only alternative left. Or perhaps it is the choice of your parents, or perhaps what you think is most lucrative. But because of the meaningful experiences in your school you decided to stay and finish you course. There are those who really had your finished course now as your first love. Whatever is your story, there is Patience, and there is Commitment in finishing the course. The same Patience and Commitment will help you become real people. You need Patience and Commitment in working with people. Secondly, you are graduating now because of your maturity. You have indeed matured, at least that I would like to believe. A sign of maturity is when you can say and do what you know is right and responsible, regardless of what other people may say. Other people may have called you a “Big Fool” to have chosen your profession now. “You will not get rich”, “you will only get the disease and the problems of people, and you don’t get financial returns” may have been the comments that you have heard. You must have withstood all these comments. Thanks for your maturity, and such maturity is the reason why you are now graduating. You have Turn to page 14


do or don’t do as if he were the one receiving it. Is there something unselfish you can do for someone else today? Although no one else may see you, God will notice.


“Every man shall be brought unto judgement, and every one shall give an account of the deeds done in the body.” And it seems to me that every one of us ought to take this question home tonight: “Well, am I doing the work that God has for me to do?” God has got a work for every one of us to do. Now in the parable the man who had two talents had the same reward as the man who had five talents. He heard the same words as the man who had five talents. “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” The men that take good care of the talents that God has loaned them, he always gives them more. But if we take the talent that God has given us, and lay it carefully in a napkin and bury it away, God will take even that from us. God doesn’t want a man that has got one talent to do the work of a man who has got ten. All a man has got to answer for is the one that God has given him. If we were all doing the work that God has got for us to do, don’t you see how the work of the Lord would advance? But some men are not satisfied with the talents they have, but are always wishing for some one else’s talent. Now, that is all wrong. It is contrary to the spirit of Christ. Instead of wishing for some one else’s talent, let us make the best use of the talents God has given us. Let us do all the business we can. If we



Anti-Friar Campaign

Matthew 4:1-11

s was seen in the previous piece, the Spanish friars won widespread respect of the populace despite their imprisonment. Describing their conditions, Fr. William M. Abbott, REV. FR. ROMAN C. SJ added the following facts SAGUN, JR. and figures: “Aguinaldo’s orders to his political leaders in Morong (today Rizal province) on 15 June 1898 are rather revealing: ‘There are some townspeople who are still, as I understand, showing reverence to the Spanish friars. This is a debased and degrading procedure and for this reason it has been held that we were of an inferior race. ‘In order to put an end to this practice which places us in an ignominious light in the eyes of the foreign nations, I deem it wise to order that all the friars in your town shall be hereafter concentrated in a place to be agreed upon by all of you, where they will be guarded and not permitted to have any communication whatever with the townspeople. I respectfully require of you a strict compliance with the same.’ “It is thus clear there was a continued effort to isolate the priests, vilify them before the populace and in the revolutionary press, exclude them from surrender terms and negotiations for release. The Malolos government allowed them no chance to launch a counter-revolutionary movement. ‘The Filipino rebels knew very well that religion was the strongest tie uniting the people with the Metropolis.’ “Despite the full-scale anti-friar campaign and propaganda, the people maintained their loyalty to the priests. In Boac, Marinduque, for example, people stood aloof from their priests only as long as the expeditionary force from Cavite was around. In Isabela province, even local town heads ignored the orders of the anticlerical Dimas Guzmán by January 1899. In fact, as the captivity continued, there was a general relaxation of restrictions, so that the latter


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Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”  Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes f rom the mo uth of God.’[b]”  Then  the devil  took  him  to the  holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is

can’t be a lighthouse, let us be a tallow candle. There used to be a period when the people came up to a meeting and bring their candles with them. The first one perhaps wouldn’t make a great illumination, but when two or three got there there would be more light. If the people of this city should do this now, if each one should come here with his candle, don’t you think there would be a good deal of light? Let all the gas be put out in this hall, and one solitary candle would give a little light here. If we can’t be a lighthouse, let us be a tallow candle. Someone said, “I can’t be anything more than a farthing sunlight.” Well if you can’t be more than that, that is well enough. Be all you can. What makes the Dead Sea dead? Because it is all the time receiving, never giving out anything. Why is it that many Christians are cold? Because they are all the time receiving, never giving out anything. You go out every Sunday and hear good sermons, and think that is enough. You are all the time receiving these grand truths, but never give them out. When you hear it, go and scatter the sacred truth abroad. Instead of having one minister to preach to a thousand he ought to preach to those who never go to church or chapel. Instead of having a few, we ought to have thousands using the precious talents that God has given them.

written:   “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands,    so  that  you  will  not  strike  your  foot against a stone.’[c]”   Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”   Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”   Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”  Then  the  devil  left  him,  and  angels came and attended him.

Sunday Thoughts FROM BURNING BUSH TO LIBERATION (Part II) “Go tell the Pharaoh’, let my people go.” “What is in your hand?” “Tell them my name is ‘ I am who I am’.” Exodus 3 Moses wandered in the mountains DR. PROCESO UDARBE tending the sheep of his father in-law. One day he was at work when he saw a burning blush, he was amazed that the fire did not consume the bush. He went to see it and from the depths of his heart he heard his name being called: “Moses, Moses.” This started the momentous dialogues between God and Moses. Let us examine the dialogues that led to the liberation of the Hebrew people. I The sight was startling that Moses took off his shoes sensing

that he was standing on holy ground. God whispered to the man that he must go back to Egypt, which he left behind when he became a fugitive. “Behold, I see the suffering of my people in Egypt,” Moses heard God say, “I send you to talk to the Pharaoh, ‘I let my people go.’’’ Moses was dumbfounded to say the least, as dumbfounded as I would be when we are confronted with a challenge that we view as impossible. Moses made some excuses: “I’m not charismatic enough for the mission; I don’t have the gift of tongue to speak to the Pharaoh.” I can just imagine a Ninoy Aquino living comfortably with his family in Boston, Massachusetts being told by a Voice to come back to the Philippines in 1985, to talk to an obstinate dictator to let go of his oppressive acts against his people. He did return and paid his obedience with his life. Rizal paid with his life when Turn to page 12

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Changing our... (Bingo) From page 4

exists.). Take a lift from the pages of the philosopher of the “NOW” Eckhart Tolle who says that the reason m an is stressed out burned from both ends of the candle - is because he never enjoys the “here and now” because his thoughts are torn by regrets, dogmas, wrong conclusions, about the past and worries about tomorrow many of which will never happen. As the famous Beatle John Lennon said: “ Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making out plans.” Thus, it is very interesting to note a new movement in Europe called Slow Food, an obvious swipe against its rival called Fast Food, now represents a new lifestyle. It postulates man should eat and drink slowly (enjoy the food) with “enough time to taste their food, spend time with family and friends, without rushing. It is a small part of a bigger movement called “Slow Europe” as mentioned by Business Week. Basically, one account said, the movement questions the sense of “hurry” and “craziness” generated by globalization, fuelled by the desire in having “in quantity” (life status) compared to having “a quality life” or “quality of being.” According to the proponents of “Slow Movement”, this no-rush attitude doesn’t mean having to do less or having a lower productivity. It only means “working and doing things with greater quality, productivity, perfection and with attention to detail and less stress.” Accordingly, the French people, even though they work only 35 hours per week, are more productive than the Americans and British. Germans set up 28.8 hour workweeks only and saw their productivity zoom up by 20%. Globalization pushed man to look for immediate results to compete. According to a Swedish convert: Sweden management and staff debate a lot, hold a number of quality meetings and work with a slow down scheme. Any project - no matter how simple- takes two years to be finalized. They just “make haste” slowly and have w orked trem endously well for Sweden. It’s time we give the Swedish methods a serious thought. After all, Sweden has just 2 million inhabitants and Stockholm (the capital) has 500,000 people yet the country houses many of the most progressive companies like the Volvo, Escania, Ericsson and Electrolux. Volvo, even reportedly supplies the high-tech NASA. The “Slow Movement” emphasizes re-establishing the “essentials” like family values, friends and free leisure time as well as simplicity of living. It stands for a less coercive work environment, m ore happy,

lighter and m ore productive w ork place “where human beings enjoy doing what they know best how to do.” Attitude and the environment are everything. The “Lucifer Effect” - of the proverbial “good” angel becoming the prideful Lucifer, the bad angel, is environment-induced so has the “Rosetto Effect” done the opposite for many people in a community. In a well-documented research, it was found out that in Rosetto, a town in Pennsylvania, people there lived long lives and almost without disease and stress. It was discovered that the community had closely-knit, joyful families w ho also relied on each other in the town in being supportive, kind and loving to one another. Aesop’s fable has as early on already depicted how the steady though slow turtle made it first to the finish line before the proud, quick to the draw, speed freak monkey, who was full of himself. The classic story about the slowmoving but industrious and wellorganized ant colonies tell the same story. A Life Coach guru once told us that for one to have real happiness and stability, one must observe the forming of the “Peace of Mind” perfect square in one’s life. What does that mean? A square, as we know, is made up of four sides that are of equal length - and if there is a disparity in any side, the item is no longer a square but something else, a rectangle perhaps. To achieve POM (Peace of M ind) perfect square, one m ust spend equal time and attention to m an’s four basic dim ensions, namely, the spiritual, health, wealth and self-expression sides, in order to achieve balance or stability. Thus when there is too much concentration on the pursuit of wealth, one’s health can suffer, no room for one’s skills and creativity and probably no time for God and values formation. Too much obsession with health matters can prevent one from pursuing work relentlessly and no time for things that feed the spirit. Even too much spirituality can rob time for legitimate business pursuits as will doing pursuits of selfexpression (disproportionately) to the neglect of all others will never be healthy. The imbalance in the square is what causes man to be unhappy and thereby to reinstate the balance by rearranging one’s use of time and energy to equalize the four sides is the key to happiness. As they say, we all have equal time throughout the world and “no one has more nor less than the other. The difference lies in how each one of us does with our time.” In the midst of this zoomzoom, topsy-turvy world, it is worthwhile retreating into our own world of thoughts and

False Prophets


From page 6

stepping down as head of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries for “a time of heal ing and counseling.” I did not hear the broadcast but I wonder if they told the listeners to keep sending those donations. Then there is the Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker scandal involving millions of dollars. Even their dog had an air conditioned house. Currently there is an International “False Prophet” operating here in the Philippines. He is flying around in his private jet. He is dressed in the finest custom tailored clothes and staying at the finest hotels. When he appears on TV and in auditoriums he puts on a fantastic display. My friends do the research before you send some slick talking preacher your money. This guy has been exposed by major investigations several times. The inf orma tion is on t he internet; investigate. We have some great church leaders right here in this community; doing good work right here in this community. Put your faith and your money in people and ministries you know; ministries you can trust.

analyze the fact that if change is the only permanent thing in the world, we better make sure that we, as human beings, are changing for the better such that with new mindsets will therefore follow new, better lifestyles. Shalom.





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irrigation, etc. It was also found that in the police department the pattern for misbehavior was “traditional,” that is to say that it was expected of the police. In the Pubic Works Department on the other hand, “the acceptance of gifts from contractors for favors shown” was open secret. Even in hospitals or medical departments the practice of corruption was found. In sum it was found out that corruption prevailed in each and every department and that no one was in a position to cast the first stone. Many reasons were advanced for the dismal state of affairs obtaining in both the private and public sectors of India at that time. Graft and corruption was traced to the moral disruption due to the 2nd World War as well as to the disintegration of social life. Even inflation was blamed. It was pointed out that during the days of severe inflation in Germany, many honest people in that country resorted to larceny in order to preserve their standard of living. When inflation abated, the same people returned as honest citizens. The Santhanam Committee in India observed that the unfortunate decline in the real incomes of various sections of the community led some people who had the opportunity to succumb to the temptations of graft in order to preserve their way of life. (To be continued)

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Inferno’s ...


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allusion  to “fire that is never quenched.” ) Following introduction of other bills, the original HB96 morphed into HB4244.  Consider these realities that may shape the debate (a) a population of paupers; (b) a stalled demographic transition; and (c) abo rtio n’s “sil ent scream”.  When P-noy became president, there were over 92 million Filipinos. That’s the size of 20 Singapores, population-wise. The pre-World War II census counted 19 million plus. Momentum of population growth ignores presidents, legi slator s, eve n bish ops. Thus, when Aquino leaves Malacanang, in 2016, there’ll probably be 101.6 million of us.   “Large numbers start dying after they are born”, says the new report “ Winning the Numbers, Losing the War”. Scrawny stunted kids are “comparable to the prevalence of underweight children, under 5 year of age, in Sub-Saharan Africa”. Over 28 million scrounge below the poverty line. Mos t As ian coun trie s, meanwhile, completed their “demographic transitions”. They’ve shifted from a situation of  high fertility and high mortality to one of low fertility and low mortality.” East Asia’s “ economic tigers” reaped, in the process, two “demographic dividends” . The first jacked up per capita income. The second: provided a retirement buffer and extra capital, as. South Korea and Japan show. There’s a “Goldilocks period”: a generation or so in which fertility rate is neither too high or low, before slipping to replacement levels. ( 2.1 per cent ) T he Phili ppin es hasn’t reached that point. Otherwise, the ranks of indigents would have been whittled by about 3.6 million, a comparison of 80 countries reveals.    Laos and Cambodia will bene fit thi s trans ition s oon, economists Arsenio Baliscan, Dennis Mapa and Jose Corpuz forsee. “The Philippines (is) the only country in all of Asia…where the population issue remains controversial to this day.” ”A conspiracy of silence”

Fasting and ... (Catan)

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sacrifice of fasting from the negative into a celebration of feasting on the positive. Fast from judging others; feast on Christ dwelling in them. Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of all life. Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of all light. Fast from thoughts of illness; feast on the healing power of God. Fast from words that pollute; feast on phrases that purify. Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude. Fast from anger; feast on patience. Fast from pessimism; feast on optimism. Fast from worry; feast on God’s providence. Fast from complaining; feast on appreciation. Fast from negatives; feast on affirmatives. Fast from unrelenting pressures; feast on unceasing prayer. Fast from hostility; feast on nonresistance. Fast from bitterness; feast on forgiveness. Fast from self-concern; feast on compassion for others. Fast from personal anxiety; feast on eternal truth. Fast from discouragement; feast on hope. Fast from facts that depress; feast on verities that uplift. Fast from lethargy; feast on enthusiasm. Fast from suspicion; feast on truth. Fast from th oughts that weaken; feast on promises that inspire. Fast from shadows of sorrow; feast on the sunlight of serenity. Fast from idle gossip; feast on purposeful silence. Fast from problems that overwhelm; feast on prayer that sustains.

shrouds women who — denied information and family planning services — induce abortion, Ateneo’s Mary Racelis notes. In a Metro Manila study, by Josefina Cabigon of UP Population Institute, 17 percent of 1,169 women surveyed admitted having had an abortion.   Yea rly, do as many as 600,000 women undergo abortion in illegal “clinics” here? Who knows. Abortionists slink in illegality’s murky world.

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Joy in Lent ... (Cimagala)

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In our natural life, we normally use different ways. What and how we tell things to adults would be different to what and how we tell the children. The same thing should happen when we talk about truths of our faith and our spiritual life. We have to devise the appropriate pedagogy (child education) and andragogy (adult education) for this. Given the temper of the times and the general character and mood of the people today, especially the young, there is need to highlight the consequence of joy in Lent. This is not to remove the usual, traditional Lenten practices that we, thank God, have developed so richly through the years. It is to purify and complete them, to update them, to make them more sensitive to the way people are these days. While tradition is good, it is supposed to be a living one, not dead that is stuck in the ways of yesteryears. In short, we have to distinguish between living tradition and dead traditionalism. We have to withdraw from the lightning-and-thunder rhetoric that may have been useful in times past and acquire a language that without compro-

mising the essentials of Lent is delicate and attractive to the people of today. Let’s avoid excessive gloom. We have to let in some bright light and fresh air in Lent, the one promised by Christ with his resurrection. I am sure people will readily understand the need for sacrifice as long as it has meaning, and therefore worthwhile. Even the most vain among us understand that very well. They are willing to go through the pains of liposuction and nip-and-tuck procedures because they price vanity so much. What we are “marketing” in Lent is far more important, even infinitely more important than vanity. And so we just have to find a way to present things such that people in different ages would be most willing to embrace sacrifice and love the cross, and loving it with a passion. Of course, things have to be done with naturalness, without grabbing attention and generating publicity. The pain and joy of Lent should be considered normal to all, a kind of daily routine that we do with great love and sense of purpose. In fact, the spirit and character of Lent should somehow accompany us all throughout the

March 13, 2011

Anti-Friar ... (Sagun)

part of the friars’ captivity was, for most of them, hardly the trial it was for the other prisoners. “The friars imprisoned could be divided into five groups: (1) the Lepanto group, about 130; (2) the Cagayan Valley and Nueva Viscaya group, 131 Dominicans and Augustinians; (3) the Bacolod group, 40 Recollects; (4) the Mindanao group, 39 Jesuits and Benedictines in Surigao and Cagayan de Oro; (5) the Bicol group, about 80 from southern Tagalog and Bicol, including others from Baler, Mindoro, Romblon, and Marinduque. The third and fourth groups were captives for only two or three months; the rest for about 18 months.” (More next week) year. We cannot confine it to a season only. It has to be part of our life, a vital one that conforms us always to the life of Christ, for that is how we ought to live in this life. In short, we have to encourage everyone to stretch their understanding of Lent to link it always to the joy of eternal life. This can be done. It should be done!

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he wrote the Noli Me Tangere and the El Filibusterismo. So did Fathers Gomez, Burgos and Zamora — their lives for a holy cause. Are we not sometimes called to do what is embarrassing and fearful, especially when it threatens our “peace like the river”? I must confess that at a time of urgency in Silliman for someone to be Acting President after the resignation of President Calderon, the call for me to fill the position came as a surprise. I felt I was too young; my theology studies did not prepare me for it. My wife had her objections; I was

overwhelmed by the magnitude of the responsibility. Sometimes in our lives, we are faced with a challenge and we, like Moses, feel ourselves inadequate, ill-equipped, ill-prepared and overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenge. This leads us to the second

dialogue. Moses presents to God what we would call a reasonable excuse—that, as we said, he did not have the speaking ability with which to face the Pharaoh. Sounds familiar to us, doesn’t it? (To be continued)

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ORDER Petitioner, a resident of Barangay San Roque,

Bayawan City, Negros Oriental in her verified petition, alleges that she was born last June 25, 1988 at San Roque, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Her birth was registered before the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City Negros Oriental by Antonieta Gela; that by mistake and confusion her birth was wrongly reported for the second time at the Local Civil Registrar of Carmen, Cotabato, Philippines by Matias. P. Mayan Sr..; that, unfortunately in her first and correct birth certificate her name was entered as Maricris Tuto Mayan instead of Mary Grace Tuto Mayan; and the name of her father was wrongly entered as Matias P. Mayan instead of Matias P.Mayan, Sr. Thus this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on March 15, 2011 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning at the session hall of this court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published immediately at the expense of the petitioner, for 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. Furnish copies of this order to the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. In Chamber, this 25th day of January, 2011 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle Feb. 27, March 6 & 13, 2011


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the CIVIC circle From page 16

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


arch is a month of birthdays for many friends from our Girls group; Jankie, Baby and our most senior member Ma’am Monching. Birthdays are milestones of our lives so each year is a celebration of blessings.


Ma’am Monching turns 92 this week and celebrates a life of long service to the community and her family. I take this occasion to celebrate with her and her family another year of blessings through an article she wrote in 1987 that she shared with me. She is presently homebound because of a fracture from a fall last year. Her friends pray for her fast recovery and healing and wish her a year full of blessings and many more years of good health and blessings. To the many birthday celebrants this month of March, I wish you all another year of blessings and may you all enjoy many more happy years of health and prosperity.

88 new cops take surprise drug tests

GOD PROVIDES Scriptures: Giving thanks always for all things…. Eph. 5:20 My h usband is a World War II veteran. When he left home in 1942 to enlist upon hearing over the radio about the atrocities perpetrated by Japanese invaders on our women, he was hale and hearty. He was no longer the same man after the conquer ors kept him in the dreaded Death Camp for 8 months. He survived the war but he was a physical wreck. Although he qualified for a pension because of his disability, his poor health kept him from working on his registration as a disabled veteran

and former prisoner of war many years later. The years of bringing up six children were fraught with hardships. The nightmares of meeting endless medical bills, inev itable school tuitions, clothing demands, ballooning budgets for food and housing were ever on hand. But strange as it may seem, bitterness did not enter into our hearts. During both the lean and some good years, we kept our gaze on the Lord, knowing He would provide. And he did, not only for our six children but also for ten nieces and nephews we brought up as our own. After seeing our big family

through their growing years until each one could stand on his feet, we could only thank God for enabling us to share His blessings despite the meagerness of our provisions. Prayer: Dear Father, we kept in mind not only the lilies of the field but told ourselves that as long as God is with us, our cup will never be empty. Monserrat G. Magbanua Written: August 1987 Post Note: Husband Engr. Juanito T. Magbanua died in 1991.

Firm in its resolve to purge the local police force of any members who might be involved in illegal drugs use or trade, the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office conducted surprise drug tests to 88 newly-arrived policemen, Wednesday. Results are expected soon.

Army accuses rebels of using booby traps


ave the rebels resorted to using booby traps in its continued fight for the collapse of the democratic government and the installation of a communist regime?

Negros Oriental’s highest ranking military official accused the New People’s Army of using booby traps par-

ticularly in Barangay Tayak, Siaton against the soldiers but which allegedly Turn to page 18

Looc officials fear safety in drugs war


illage officials of Looc, in this capital city, expressed fear for their safety as police authorities pressed for their continued cooperation in the drive against illegal drugs.

The village, particularly, Zones 2 and 4 were tagged as the prime destination and source of illegal drugs with Sr.

Insp. Eduardo Oira, Dumaguete City Police Station Officer-in-Charge Turn to page 16

Mayors take custody of rescued minors


nti-human trafficking advocates are urging the mayors of the towns of Bindoy, Tayasan, Mabinay, Ayungon and Bais City to take custody of the 150 minors rescued while on their way to Tarlac province to work in its vast sugar plantations.

There were about 300 young persons who were about to board a

ship at the Dumaguete Port but personnel from the Department of Labor and Turn to page 16

Capitol, Army vow: fight Reds, crimes LGU-Army partnership against all anti-government and criminal elements highlighted by the symbolic joining of hands. The government has sustained its twopronged attack to defeat the more than three decade of communist rebellion claiming successes in several fronts. A collage of pictures that portrays the many events in the life of Ma’am Monching and her family



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HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE Pulangtubig, 360 sqms, 3BR, 2CR, with garage, a nice lawn and a good-looking fence @ P3.5M Motong, 359 sqms, 2-storey, 3BR, 2CR, uses hardwood floor, with garage (newly renovated) @ 4M Junob, 300 sqms, 3BR, 2CR, with garage and a concrete fence @ 2.5M Junob, 450 sqms,2BR, 2CR with a big lawn @ 1.7M Bantayan, 300 sqms, 3BR, 2CR with garage including a car @ 3M Purok Calubihan, 900 sqms, 2-storey, 6BR, 6CR with 2 garage and a nice lawn @ P9M Cantil-e, 880 sqms, 4BR, 3CR, with garage and a nice and pleasing lawn facing the East @ 7M

LOTS FOR SALE AREA 1,100 sq.m. 2,000 sq.m. 2,500 sq.m. 525 sq.m. 930 sq.m. 500 sq.m. 1,123 sq.m. 1,000 sq.m. 2,500 sq.m. 3,000 sq.m. 525 sq.m. 1,000 sq.m. 2,000 sq.m. 730 sq.m. 419 sq.m. 5,000 sq.m. 700 sq.m. 4,500 sq.m. 9,531 sq.m. 4,000 sq.m. 5,138 sq.m. 1,757 sq.m. 3,080 sq.m. 1,062 sq.m. 300 sq.m. 330 sq.m. 1,600 sq.m. 2,339 sq.m. 924 sq.m. 200 sq.m. 300 sq.m. 500 sq.m.

Where in PRICE (Negotiable) Negros P800.00 per sq.m. Oriental Apolong P1.5 Million P900.00 per sq.m. P1.5 Million P1.4 Million P1 Million P1.5 Million P500,000 P2,250,000 P2,700,000 P1,500,000 P850,000 P1,200,000 P1,800,000 P838,000 P4,000,000 P3,500,000 P3,150,000 P4,765,500 P6,000,000 P7,193,200 P2,500,000 P4,620,000 P5,000,000 P700,000 P1,000,000 P1,600,000 P1,000,000 P1,386,000 P800,000 P1,200,000 P2,000,000

West Balabag West Balabag Poblacion, Valencia Cantil-e, Dgte. City Talay, Dgte. City Camanjac, Dgte. City East Balabag Val. Calayugan, Val. Calayugan, Val. Pob. Valencia Calayugan, Val. Calayugan, Val. Apolong, Valencia Mangnao, Dgte. City Balugo, Valencia Bantayan, Dgte. City Dauin, Highway Cangmating, Sibulan Junob, Dgte. City Camanjac, Dgte. City Dauin, Neg.Or. Junob, Dgte. City Bacong, Neg.Or. Motong, Dgte. City Motong, Dgte. City Cangmating, Sibulan West Balabag, Val. Junob, Dgte. City Calobihan, Dgte. City Calobihan, Dgte. City Calobihan, Dgte. City

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5,000 sq.m.


700 sq.m.


660 sq.m.


400 sq.m.


800 sq.m.


1,005 sq.m.


1,000 sq.m.


3,000 sq.m.


2,024 sq.m.


300 sq.m.


880 sq.m. 2,000 sq.m.

P5,500,000 P7,000,000

1,000 sq.m.


660 sq.m.


300 sq.m.


450 sq.m.


300 sq.m.


430 sq.m.


400 sq.m.


397 sq.m. 1,000 sq.m.

P2,200,000 P9,000,000

780 sq.m. 644 sq.m.

P6,700,000 P7,500,000

500 sq.m.


3000 sq,n. 6000 sq.m.

P4,000.00 P5,600.00

Where in DUMAGUETE Esogan, Bacong, 4 Bed rooms, 2 CR Dgte. City, 4 Bed rooms 3 CR w/garage, nice garden Claytown, Dgte. City, 4 Bedroom, 2 CR w/garage nice lawn Piapi, Dgte. City, 4 Bedrooms, 2 CR, w/ carage Colon Extension, Dgte. City 3 Bedrooms, 2 CR, w/carage Poblacion Valencia, 4 Bedroom 2 CR, w/ garage Valencia, Hawa, 4 Bed room 2 CR, garage, nice garden Valencia, Bacong, 3 Bedrooms, 2 CR w/ garage Hawa, Valencia, Beautiful House, Nice garden, 6 Bed rooms, 3 CR, garage Sibulan, Neg. Or., 3 Bed rooms, 2 CR, w/ garage Motong, Dgte. City, 3 Bed rooms, 2 CR, w/ garage Bantayan, Dgte. City, 3 Bed rooms Banilad, Dgte. City, 4 Bed rooms, 3 CR, nice garden w/ garage Bantayan, Dgte. City, 5 ed rooms, 3 CR, car park, nice lawn Pulantubig, Dgte. City, 4 Bed rooms, 3 CR, w/ garage Candau-ay, Dgte. City, 5 Bed rooms, 2 CR, w/garage Dumaguete City, 4 Bed rooms, 2 CR, 2 garage, spacious garden Motong, Dgte. City, 3 Bed rooms, 2 CR, w/ garage Clay town, Dgte. City, 4 Bed rooms, 2 CR, w/garage Pulantubig, Dgte. City, 3 Bed rooms, 2 CR Junob, Dgte. City, 3 Bed rooms, 2, CR Camanjac, Dgte. City, 4 Bed rooms, 3 CR, w/garage Magatas, Sibulan 4 Bed rooms, 2 CR Calindagan, Dgte. City, 4 Bed rooms, 2 CR Air Port Area, Sibulan, 3 Bed rooms, 2 CR Bantayan near ABC Gym Motong, (Tennis Court)

BEACH LOT 800 sq.m. 700 sq.m. 552 sq.m. 2,000 sq.m. 1,000 sq.m. 1,300 sq.m. 3,000 sq.m.

P1,200,000 P5,000,000 P1,500,000 P7,000,000 P3,500,000 P5,000,000 P13,000,000

Zamboanguita, Neg.Or. Sibulan, Neg.Or. w/ House Banilad, Dgte. City Ahong, Sibulan, Neg.Or. Ahong, Sibulan, Neg.Or. Dauin, Neg. Or. w/ House Dauin, Beach House

OVER LOOKING 8,000 sq.m. 2,000 sq.m.

P2,800,000 P800,000

Tampi, San Jose, Neg. Or. Bais City

Call: 0918-929-6047

Each old ... From page 2 existing cities namely Tan jay, Bais, Can laon , Bayawan and Dumaguete City will lose P 25 to P35 million share in national taxes. The northern town of Guihulngan has been declared, for the second time as a city along with 15 other towns after the Supreme Court reversed anew its earlier decision to declare the laws creating them as chartered cities as unconstitutional. How ev er, mo st city mayors insist that the purported loss in their IRA share is not the main reason why they are vehemently opposed to the cityhood of the 16 erstwhile municipalities but on account of its violation to the requirements set by the constitution. A municipality must

RUSH SALE • 1.6 GLi Toyota Corolla (Automatic; white) P120k • Adult Dogs (male) Very nice and easily tamed. Good house guards. GERMAN SHEPHERD : 1 yr. & 8 months old P18k DALMATIAN : 2 yrs. & 6 months old P12k • 6 cu. Ft. Samsung Refrigerator (slightly used): P7k

have a population of at least 100,000 and an annual income of P 100 million before it can be considered as a candidate f or elevation to cityhood. The League of Cities maintains that none of the 16 new cities meet the criteria. While the 16 new cities are pleading that they be accepted in their new status, their older brother cities are pushing ahead the drive to revert them back as towns through a fourth motion for reconsideration filed before the Supreme Court Wednesday. The 16 new cities are Lamitan, Basilan; Tabuk, Kalinga; Bayugan, Agusan del Sur; Batac, Ilocos Norte; Mati, Davao Or iental; Guihulngan, Negros Oriental; Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte; Carcar, Cebu; El Sal-

Josy: Impeach... From page 2 party and leader President Benigno Aquino III has instructed them to impeach Gutierrez barely one year before she steps down in 2012. Both Arnaiz and Teves could not be reached for comments and did not respond to calls to their mobile phones. Their party mates in the Nationalist People’s Coalition an d Lakas- Kamp i- CMD claim that there parties have not made a definite stand on the issue. Mo re than 150 co ngressmen are expected to vote for Gutierrez’s impeach-

vador, Misamis Oriental; Naga, Cebu; Baybay, Leyte; Bogo, Cebu; Catbalogan, Western Samar; Tand ag, Surigao del Sur; Borongan, (Tulabing) Eastern Samar and Tayabas, From page 8 Qu ezon . (By D em s accepted being called the Demecillo) “Big Fool”. In the greatest and noblest sense, the word “Fool” applies to you as it is often used to refer to those who do Beautiful Home great things, used by people who cannot do the same. You are the greatest and the noblest when you decided to do Furnished. 5 minutes what you think was good and to town. Off Street responsible, and that is why you are now graduating. Parking: 2 Bed rooms As you become more mature, you will not be afraid to be alone at times, especially for the 09283233690 sake of something important and responsible. We need “Fools” like 09282401672 you today.

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LOT FOR SALE Motong-4,464 sq.m. @ 1,500/sq.m., clean title, alon g the brgy. road with 50 full grown sweet mangoes, 34m frontage. Contact: 0918-929-6047

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259 sqms. at 7M Call: 0918-929-6047

FOR SALE Residential Lot 2,500 sq.meters at Bung-ao, Valencia, Negros Oriental. Price: affordable and negotiable

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2,297 sq.m. @ P1,800/m J u no b/ re s id e n ti a l /1 block fronting Silliman Heights

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LOT FOR SALE Lot adjacent to SUMC P14 M negotiable 859 sq.mts. (CHET) Call: 0918-929-6047

NEW STOCKS • Bondo, Siaton, 21 hectares with fruit bearing trees @ P100.00 per sqm • Mayabon, Zamboanguita, 24 hectares fully planted with gemilina, mahogany, jackfruits and other fruit bearing trees @ P80.00 per sqm • Sta. Aguida, Pamplona, 10 hectares @ P30.00 per sqm • Bondo, Siaton, 44 hectares @ P4 million • San Jose, 29 hectares with coconut trees and sugarcane plantation @ P50.00 per sqm • Bayawan City, 35 hectares along the road near the city @ P350,000.00 per hectare • Sta. Catalina, 4.3 hectares with sugarcane plantation ready for harvest @ P25.00 per sqm • Northern Junob, Dgte City, 19,900 sqms @ P1,500.00 per sqm • Candau-ay, Dgte City, 12,782 sqms. @ P500.00 per sqm • Bagacay, Dgte City, along the road with 65 fruit bearing coconut trees @ P2,200.00 per sqms. • Bagacay, Dgte City, along concrete road @ P1,700.00 per sqm • Junob, Dgte City, along the road with fruit bearing coconut trees @ P2,000.00 per sqm • Purok Calubihan, 500 sqms. @P2,600 per sqm.

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HOUSE & LOT FOR SALE (exclusive to Silliman Alumni only)

• House and Lot, 150 sqms, 3 BR, 1 CR with garage @ P1.9M • House and Lot, 116 sqms, 4BR, 2CR @ P1.4M • House and Lot, 80 sqms, 2BR, 2CR, sliding doors, sliding windows with garage @ P.9M

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ment this week for allegedly sitting o n cases against fo rmer Presid ent Glor ia Macapagal-Arroyo. However, almost 50 congressmen, including the father of the chairman of the Justice Committee in the House of Representatives have pending cases before Gutierrez’s office. Calls mount for the said congressmen to inhibit from the proceedings to lend it credibility and a sense of fairness. (By Dems Demecillo)

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How does God see us? How do we rate in His scale of 1- 10? He thinks that we are worthy to feel to be betrayed, accused, judged, humiliated, pierced, crucified and still, exercised the act of the ultimate kindness and selflessness when He forgave those who did all these. Yes, He knew it all in that day in Calvary, and He understands. We are so precious in His sight that He bought us with a price no one can pay for. He bought us with His blood. When we are alone with God, all these pretenses are not necessary. How others see us does not account anymore, and it is Him who is the ultimate judge. It is wonderful to know that we can come to Him as we are. He is full of compassion, understanding and love. Someone said that when we die, there are only two things that we can bring to heaven. Salvation and Character. We can yield to the pressure of His hands, molding us until He sees us fit for the work He wants us to accomplish.

AGENCIA de EXQUISITE Of Dumaguete, Inc. Cor. Ma. Cristina & San Jose Sts., Dumaguete City Tel. 422-1062 All unredeemed and unrenewed pawn items for the month of October 2010 will be disposed by way of auction sale on March 18, 2011 at our business office.

AD PAWNSHOP No. 13 San Juan St., Dumaguete City All unr edee med pledges whose terms have expired will be auctioned on March 31, 2011 at our place.

March 13, 2011

LOVE for the disabled kids

com munity held in far flung Bgy It was one of another big medical mission by the ian mission to bring social serv-civil Buenavista , in Guihulngan. It was a joint army governments should make this ices to the people. The barrio folks wished that local leave these to the civic sector to public medical missions more often rather than initiate.

NORSU MassCom at session

The practicum mass communications students of NORSU were prominent at the city hall session last Friday as they witnessed and wrote about the P2.7M controversy on the proposed environment center. They all agreed that both sides had good points . They appealed for sobriety, goodwill and mutual trust among legislators and executives alike.





Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS Office of the District Engineer Negros Oriental 2nd District Engineering Office Dumaguete City Tel. No. (035) 225-2560

INVITATION TO BID The Negros Oriental 2nd District Engineering Office, Dumaguete City, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the contract: Contract ID : 11 HK 0009 Contact Name : Clustered Projects: a) Const. of 1-storey, l –CL7mx7m School Building at Binantangan ES, Mabinay; b) Repair of 2 –CL 7mx7m School Building at Luyang ES, Mabinay; c) Repair of 1 CL School Building,Ilalan ES Pamplona; d) Repair of 2-CL, 7mx9m School Building, Basakan ES, Mabinay; e) Repair of One storey 3-CL, Maslog ES Sibulan; f) Conts of 1 storey, 2 CL, 7mx9m, School Building at Cansal-ing Provincial Comm. HS, Mabinay Contract Location : 2nd District of Negros Oriental Brief Description : Construction and Repair of School Buildings Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 2,560,926.65 Contract Duration : 100 Caldendar Days Cost of LOI : Php 1,000 Cost of Bidding Documents: Php 4,000 Contract ID : 11 HK0010 Contract Name : Clustered Projects: a) Repaoir of Mangganay ES at Bais City South, Bais City; b) Const.of 2-CL(7mx9m SB) at Bais City NHS, Panalaan HS, Bais City; c) Const. of 1-CL (7mx9m SB) at Bais City NHS, Manlipac Annex, Bais City; d) Const. of 1 CL- (7mx9m SB) at Bais City NHS, Cabugan Annex, Bais City; e) Repair of Calasgaan ES at Bais City South, Bais City; f) Const, 2 CL (7mx9m SB) at Bais City NHS, Tagpo Annex, Bais City Contact Location : Bais City, Negros Oriental Brief Description : Construction and Repair of School Buildings Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC ): Php 3,364,873.21 Contract Duation : 100 Calendar Days Cost of LOI : Php 1,000 Cost of Bidding Documents: Php 4,000 Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in accordance with R.A. 9184 and Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a letter of Intent (LOI) and must meet the following major criteria : (a) prior registration with the DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture with PCAB License applicable to the type and cost of the contract, (c) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment for at least 10% of ABC. The BAC will use nondiscretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW Central office will process contractor’s application for registration, with complete requirements, and issue the Contractor’s Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website 1. Receipt of LOIs from Prospective Bidders Deadline: March 24, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. 2. Issuance of Bidding Documents : March 9-31, 2011 3. Pre-Bid Conference : March 18, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. 4. Receipts of Bids Deadline : March 31, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. 5. Opening of Bids : March 31, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BD’s) and due to non-availability of AutoCAD, plans of the above subject projects will be issued in hard copies at Negros Oriental 2nd District Engineering Office, Dumaguete City upon payment of non-refundable fees. Prospective bidders may also download the BD’s, if available, from the DPWH website. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said nonrefundable fees on or before the submission of their Bids Documents. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in the Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Attendance of the prospective bidders, their project engineers and authorized liaison officers (updated with DPWH-CO Civil Works Registry) is compulsory during the pre-bid conference. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BD’s in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelop shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include the eligibility requirements. The second envelop shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualification. The Negros Oriental 2nd District Engineering Office, Dumaguete City reserves the right to reject any and all bids, declare a failure of bidding or not to award the contract, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders, if the funds/allotments for said projects have been withheld or reduced through no fault of the procuring entity. For further information, please contact: Eng. Monalisa U. Domen Head, BAC Secretariat Tel. No. (035) 225-2540; Fax No. (035) 225-4836 (Sgd) ERLINDA M. MAMHOT OIC Assistant District Engineer BAC Chairperson Approved: (Sgd) RODRIGO D. CATAPUSAN OIC District Engineer The Negros Chronicle March 13, 2011 Note: Period of Posting: March 9-15, 2011

March 13, 2011

One more Drug, Family Courts (From page 2) time that the number of cases assigned to Branch 34, is equal to the number of cases assigned to Branch 30. All newly filed family court cases shall be assigned to RTC, Branch 31, Dumaguete City, until such time that the cases assigned to Branch 31, equal to the cases assigned to Branch 37. RTC, Branches 34 and 31, Dumaguete City, shall likewise, continue to try and decide cases pending in their respective salas, where trial has already begun. For this purpose, trial has begun when the accused or any of the accused in a criminal case has been arraigned or when the pre-trial is terminated in civil cases. All cases pending with Branches 34 and 31, where trial has not begun, shall be forwarded to the office of the Clerk of Court, for raffle by the Executive Judge among the regular courts thereat. The guidelines set forth in the resolutions of the Court in A.M. No. 00-8-01SC, dated August 1, 2000 and A.M. No. 99-111-07-SC shall be observed in so far as they are applicable.

Looc officials ... (From page 13) blaming residents and officials for their perceived inaction against the menace, which earned the barangay notoriety. Oira advised village officials to coordinate with the police and take measures to protect themselves from possible retaliatory attacks by drug personalities. He urged the village officials to re-activate the anti-drugs council identity and arrest all sources of illegal drugs in the area.

Mayors ... (From page 13) Employment and the Provincial Inter-Age nc y Council Against Trafficking in Persons managed to intercept them and established that almost 150 of them are below 18-years old. Child labor is rampant in sugar plantations and in other industries even in Negros Oriental. Local government officials are not only urged to bring the minors home and but also provide them with basic education to escape the clutches of poverty and exploitation.




Capitol eyes P1M Zip line in Balanan

Govenor Roel Degamo acceded to the request of Board Member Erwin Macias to allocate at least P 1 million for the installation of a zip line across Balanan Lake in Siaton as added attraction to the pet tourism project of former Governor Emilio Macias II.

Oplan Bayanihan bring relief, hope


ilitary and local government officials were joined by representatives from the private sector in addressing the medical, dental and legal needs of the people in Buenavista, Guihulngan, a village noted for the presence of communist insurgents and their sympathizers.

A sense of relief can be felt among the hundreds of constituents upon witnessing the arrival of the officials, volunteers and sup-

plies for the civic mission led by Governor Roel Degamo, 1st District Turn to page 18

Trike drivers want to raise fare to P10


iting the series of oil price increases, thousands of tricycle drivers are reportedly struggling daily to earn a decent income that several of them now are demanding that the minimum basic fare should be raised to P 10.00. However, this was quickly dismissed by Federation of Dumaguete Motorcab Op er ator s an d Dr iv er s Asso ciatio n (FEDUMCODA) President Glendo Selem Turn to page 18 who argued that this would be

40MW plant awaits village reendorsement embers of the Puhagan Barangay Council of Valencia town has yet to formally act on a resolution endorsing the mult-million 40 MW Nasulo Project as requested by Green Core Geothermal Inc. and the Energy Development Corporation pending formal acknowledgement and acceptance of the terms that are deemed responsive to the concerns raised and heard during the February 28 public consultation. An endorsement of the barangay emthe civil works phase of the project debodied in a resolution, where the proposed signed to answer the growing power plant is to be built is needed before Turn to page 18


Pres. Sojor ... (From page 2) higher learning in the province leading its expansion and successes of the graduates. The political landscape of the province has been altered significantly following the demise of former Governors Emilio “Dodo” Macias II a nd Agustin “Tuting” Perdices in rather rapid succession.

Officials from the Green Core Geothermal Incorporated and Energy Development Corporation (left of photo) recently met with the village councilors of Puhagan, Valencia to convince them into granting the required resolution endorsing the construction of a new 40 MW power plant.


March 13, 2011


Tampi in San Jose & Bato in Cebu


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* Department of Trade and Industry Conference 8am-5pm Jordan 1 * Silliman University Medtech Interns Seminar 8am-12pm Jordan 2 * Avon 9:30am-12pm Joshua 2 * Globe 2pm-6pm Agape * ABC Learning Center Huling Hirit 6pm-9pm Joshua 1&2 ——————————————————— * Department of Trade and Industry Conference 8am-5pm Jordan 1 * Bob & Eva Wedding 2:30pm-4:30pm Joshua 2 ——————————————————— * Barangay Budget Administration Seminar Workshop 9am-6pm Joshua 1&2 * Barangay Budget Administration Seminar Workshop 9am-6pm Jordan 1&2 ——————————————————— * Barangay Budget Administration Seminar Workshop 9am-6pm Joshua 1&2 * Barangay Budget Administration Seminar Workshop 9am-6pm Jordan1&2 * Globe 2pm-4pm Agape --------------------------------------------------------* Barangay Budget Administration Seminar Workshop 9am-1pm Joshua 1&2 * Barangay Budget Administration Seminar Workshop 9am-1pm Jordan 1&2 * Globe 2pm-6pm Agape * Anette’s Graduation Dinner 7pm-9pm Jordan 3 ——————————————————— * Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen & Professionals Sectoral 7am-9am Joshua 1 * Enhance Immigration 9:30am-11:30am Jordan 3 * Johnrey & Marlyn Wedding 12pm-2pm Jordan 1&2 * Wellness Orientation 1pm-3pm Jordan 3 * Sarita-Verina Wedding 5pm-9pm Joshua 1&2 * Johnmar & Christine Mae Wedding 6:30pm8:30pm Jordan 1&2 ——————————————————— * Sun Ong 8am-2pmm Agape * Jeremiah Christian Center 9am-11am Joshua 1 * Living Word 3pm-5pm Jordan 3 * Family in Christ Ministry 3pm-5pm Agape * Casa Sta. Teresa Learning Center Graduation 3pm-5pm Jordan 1&2 * Cadurna Graduation Dinner 7:30pm9:30pm Jordan 2 * P3 Rainy Graduation Dinner 8pm-10pm Jordan3 * Lovella Zeta Graduation Dinner 8pm-10pm Agape * Lilibeth Jessica Graduation Dinner 8pm10pm Joshua 2




ORDER Before this court is a verified petition for correctio n of Entry in the Birth Record of JONATHAN G. TONADOR, filed through counsel, Atty. Benjamin H. Lajot, Jr., on January 31, 2011, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order shall issue directing the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Bais City, Negros Oriental, to correct the entry referring to the Date of Birth of herein petitioner from September 20, 1969 to December 20, 1970 and to direct herein respondent to make the necessary correction in the above- mentioned birth record in its office. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the court sets the initial hearing thereof on April 27, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at the Session Hall of this court at which date, time and place, all interested persons may appear and show cause, if any why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its component cities once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks, before the date of hearing. Petitioner is hereby directed to furnish the Lo cal Civil Registrar o f Bais Cit y, Negros Chronicle of this order with a copy of the petition and its annexes and to the Office of the Solicitor General with address at 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City and show proof of service thereof. SO ORDERED. Bais City, Philippines, February 1, 2011. (Sgd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ Judge The Negros Chronicle Feb. 27, March 6 & 13, 2011


O RDER Petitioner, single and a resident of Purok 2, Barangay Caranoche, Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental. In his verified petition, alleges that he was born on May 21, 1983 at Bayawan, Negros Oriental. His birth was registered before the Local Civil Registrar AFFIDAVIT OF SOLE HEIRSHIP AND ADJUDICATION NOTICE is hereby given that Josephine Sienes Abuso-Lacson, the only surviving heir of the late MANUEL G. LACSON have filed and executed an Afidavit of Sole Heirship and Adjudication on the following Bank Accounts: BPI Cebu-Main, Account No. 1015-08586-6, ATM; BPI –SM, Account No. 9136-8374-71, ATM; BPI-Cebu Main, Account No. 1013-4771-04, Passbook; BPI Cebu-Main, Account No. 1014-020337, US $A ccount; RCBC-Bayawan C ity, Account No. 0420-13256-5, Current; RCBC-Bayawan City, Account No. 1420-32366-9, ATM; China Banking, Account No. 198-1197510, Passbook per Doc. No. 73, Page No. 16, Book No. II, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Samsodin T. Tahir. The Negros Chronicle Feb. 27, March 6 & 13, 2011

of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. That by mistake and confusion his name was erroneously entered as Jojo instead of Joey and his date of birth was erroneously entered as May 22,1983 instead of May 21, 1983. That he has been using the name Joey Salveron Viernes as his name, and May 21, 1983 as his date of birth in all his private and public dealings. Thus, this petition. The petition, being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on March 21,2011 at 10:30 o’clock in the morning at the session hall of this court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published, at the expense of the petitioner, for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the newspaper of general circulation of the province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) components cities. Furnish copies of this order to the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and his counsel.. SO ORDERED. In Chamber, this 8th day of December, 2010 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle Feb 27, March 6 & 13, 2011



Oplan ... (From page 16) Rep . Jo celyn Limkaichong, Col. Manuel Ochotorena, Commanding Officer of the 302nd Brigade, Lt. Col. Ramil Bitong Commander of the 11th Infantry Battalion, Mayor Ernesto Reyes, Bo ar d Memb er s Jessica Villanueva, Liland Estacion and Geo rgita Martinez. Joining the provincial and military bigwigs were representatives from the Mio Riders Group, Negros Oriental High School Class of 1994 an d 1995, Glob e Telecom, Public Attorney’s Office, Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Negros Oriental Chapter and the Dumaguete Press Club. Among the beneficiaries of the whole-day mission were 110 people who availed of the dental services, 335 were given medical checkup, 30 were circumcised, 35 people availed of free legal service and 2 seniors were given wheel chairs. Governor Degamo and Rep. Limkaichong voiced their enthusiastic and continued support to the program, which shall soon be held elsewhere. Col. Ochotorena and Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City SPEC. PROC. NO. 293 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRIES AS TO SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE AND FIRST NAME OF THE FATHER FROM VICTOR TO MARIANO IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF MICHEL LOBIANO ALISNA, MICHEL LOBIANO ALISNA, Petitioner, – versus – THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF STA. CATALINA, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x————————————————/

ORDER Petitioner Michel Lobiano Alisna, alleged in her petition that she was born on March 23, 1982 at Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, and her fact of birth was duly recorded before the Office of the Munici-


AMENDED ORDER Petitioner, the legal guardian and the biologi cal parent of the minor Alcher Caraso Remanoque in his verified petition alleged that minor Al cher Caraso Remanoque was born on April 19, 1994, at Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental and his fact of birth was duly registered at the

Trike drivers ... (From page 16) painful to the passengers who may opt to limit their traveling. The official understands the difficult situation of the vast majority of the drivers but forcing a new round of fare hike may backfire. “All these will come to pass, after the violent tug-of-war between protesters demanding reforms and the Middle East ruling elites wh ose countries are producing oil,” he said. Currently, the minimum basic far e has just b een raised to P 8.00 as provided for by a local ordinance. The government is eyeing the possibility of controlling the prices of fuel amid the skyrocketing increase in the prices of basic commodities.

March 13, 2011

(Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Executing Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle March 6, 13 & 20, 2011

Local Ci vil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. Unfortunately, the entry as to his sex was erroneously entered as Female instead of Male . Thus, this petition. Being suffici ent in form and substance, let the same be heard on April 28, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at the session hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” M artinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time, place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published immediately at the expense of the petitioner at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Let copies of this order be furnished to the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and his counsel. SO ORDERED. Given in chamber this 23r d day of February 2011, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle March 6, 13 & 20, 2011


Army ...

(From page 16)

(From page 13)

injured a civilian, who demand for electricity remained unidentified. could legally commence. Co l. Man uel The village council has Ochotorena, Commander of yet to grant its imprimatur to nd the 302 Br igade, con the project pending exhaustive discussion with the com- demned the report and scored panies’ representatives on the the rebels for allegedly vioissues raised during the pub- lating the International Hulic consultation in which the manitarian Law which proco nstitu ents urged their hibits the use of booby traps elected barangay officials to and land mines in warfare. He instructed his solensure that health and envidiers to conduct a search and ronment protection, safety, skills training and develop- destroy all booby traps that ment, prompt payment of rebels may have set up in the taxes and fees and employ- neighboring villages to prement opportunities are guar- vent military and civilian anteed and observed by the casualty. Lopez-owned companies. Village officials then reduced the demands of the Agreement with the compapeople in writing and trans- nies for a sustainable and mitted it to EDC and GCGI binding contract as an analong with a resolution au- swer to the people’s conthorizing Punong Barangay cerns. Leonarda T. Sarita to enter into a Memo rand um o f Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region HALL OF JUSTICE Ground Floor, E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City

Col. Bitong lauded the active participation of the civilian and private groups in the undertaking even as they appealed for the rebels to help the government in its objectives to provide relief to the people in the hinterland barangays. pal 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 April 5, 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at the sessi on hall of this Court al ong Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to apply 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 23rd day of February, 2011, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines.

40 MW ...


Versus – ROLANDO R. HABAÑA, for himself and as Attorney-in-fact of Benjamin R. Habaña, Marian Flordeliz R. Habaña, Herbert R. Habaña and Rosanna R. Habaña, Mortgagors, X————————————————————————/

NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale Under Act No. 3135, as amended filed by SG BANK “A RURAL BANK” a.k.a. CENTRAL VISAYAS RURAL BANK, INC., (mortgagee) with principal business address at Real Street, Dumaguete City, Philippines, against ROLANDO R. HABAÑA, for himself and as Attorney-in-Fact of Benjamin R. Habaña, Marian Flordeliz R. Habaña, Herbert R. Habaña and Rosanna R. Habaña (mortgagors) with postal address at # 77 San Jose Street, Dumaguete City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of August 31, 2010, amounts to SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THREE PESOS & 56/100 (Php 770,103.56) excluding penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippines currency on March 23, 2011 from 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff, located at Ground Floor, Hall of Justice E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi, Dumaguete City, Philippines, the hereunder described properties of the mortgagors, together with the improvements now existing thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 21884 “A parcel of land, Lot 12, Block 1, of the subdivision plan, Psd07-023495, being a portion of Lot 6272 – 1, Psd-07-005704, situated in the Barrio of Daro, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros. Bounded on the N., along line 4-5 by Lot 14, Block 1; on the E., along 5-1 by Road Lot 3; on the S., along line 1-2 by Lot 11, Block 1; all of the subdivision plan, along line 2-3, by Lot 6273, Dumaguete Cadastre; on the W., along line 3-4 by Lot 13, Block 1, of the subdivision plan. Containing an area of THREE HUNDRED NINE (309) SQUARE METERS, more or less together with all the improvements thereon.” TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 21885 “A parcel of land, Lot 14, Block 1, of the subdivision plan, Psd07-023495, being a portion of Lot 6272 – 1, Psd-07-005704, situated in the Barrio of Daro, City of Dumaguete, Island of Negros. Bounded on the N., along line 2-3 by Lot 15, Block 1; on the E., along 3-4 by Road Lot 3; on the S., along line 4-5 by Lot 12, Block 1; along line 1-2, by Lot 15, Block 1, all of the subdivision plan. Containing an area THREE HUNDRED FIFTEEN (315) SQUARE METERS, more or less together with all the improvements thereon.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the said date and time. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on MARCH 30, 2011 without further notice. Done this 11th day of February 2011, in the City of Dumaguete, Philippines. (Sgd.) ATTY. MA. ANTONIA L. BULADO Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff Prepared by:

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City COOPERATIVE BANK OF ` EJF NO. 11-O1-R NEGROS ORIENTAL, Mortgagee, EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE -versus(Under Act 3135, as Amended) LETECIA V. CORTUNA married to ALFREDO J. CORTUNA, Mortgagors X----------------------------------------- /

NOTICE OF EXTRA –JUDICIAL SALE Upon petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by COOPERATIVE BANK OF NEGROS ORIENTAL ( Mortgagee), against LETECIA V. CORTUNA, married to ALFREDO J. CORTUNA (Mortgagor), residence of 0039 Tiongco St. Poblacion Ayungon, Negros Oriental, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness, which as of November 17, 2008, amounts to NINETY NINE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TEN PESOS (Php99,410.00) representing principal balance, other charges, attorney’s fees, and necessary expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine currency on March 31, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., at the office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Branch 45, Bais City the following property of the mortgagors, together with the buildings and other improvements existing thereon, to wit: TAX DECLARATION NO. ARP.NO. 02-010-0303 (New- Tax Declaration No. 99-02-010-00299) A .parcel of agricultural land (Cadastral Lot No. 1045-Part ), together with the improvements thereon, situated in the Barangay of Gomentoc, Municipality of Ayungon, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros, Philippines. Bounded on the North by Primitiva Alberto 96m., on the East by Zosimo Dy 92m., on the South by Zosimo Dy 98m., and on the West by Ayungon River 130m. Containing an area of FIFTEEN THOUNSAND (15,000) SQUARE METERS, more or less. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on April 8, 2011 without further notice. Dated this 25th day of February 2011 at Bais City, Philippines. (Sgd.) NORBERTO V. LACORTE Sheriff IV The Negros Chronicle March 13, 20, 27, 2011 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 63 Bayawan City SPEC. PROC. NO. 325 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRIES AS TO SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE, IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF BIRTH OF RHOLLYN ACABAL CLARO RHOLLYN ACABAL CLARO, Petitioner, – versus – THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BASAY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x ——————————————— x

SECOND AMENDED ORDER Petitioner in her verified petition alleges that she was born on July 27, 1985 at Basay, Negros Oriental and her fact of birth was duly registered at the Local Civil


SECOND AMENDED ORDER (Sgd.) ANGELITO C. BARBA Sheriff IV The Negros Chronicle March 6, 13 & 20, 2011

Petitioner of legal age, single, Filipino, and a resident of Tinago, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, in her verified petition alleged that she was born on Novem-

Registrar of Basay, Negros Oriental. Unfortunately, the entry as to her sex was erroneously entered as Male instead of Female. Thus, this petition Being sufficient i n form and substance, let the same be heard on April 11, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the session hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time, and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published immediately, at the expense of the petitioner, at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Let copies of this order be furnished to the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. I N CHAM BER, February 23, 2011, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle March 6, 13 & 20, 2011

ber 6, 1986 Bayawan City, Negros Oriental and her fact of birth was duly registered before the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. However, she discovered that her sex was erroneously entered as Male instead of Female. This, this petition. Bei ng sufficient in form and substance, let the above petition be heard at the Session Hall of the Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City on April 4, 2011 at 10:30 o’clock in the morning. Interested persons are enjoined to appear on the aforesaid place, and time, and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published immediately for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Oriental Negros and its five component cities, at the expense of the petitioner. Furnish copies of this order to the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, the Office of the City Prosecutor of Bayawan City, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. I N CHAM BER, January 17, 2011, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle March 6, 13 & 20, 2011


March 13, 2011

Five exec judges ... From page 2 Libertad; and 5.Executive Judge Ananson Jayme, presiding over the lone RTC Branch 64 in Bayawan City, with supervision over the municipal courts of Vallehermoso and La Libertad. Citing stastistics, Fiscal Dinoy reported that in the lone RTC Court of Branch 64 in Guihulngan, there is an average docket of 600 cases per month while Judge Bahunsua supervises two other municipal courts. The three other lone RTC Courts in Bais (Br.45), Tanjay (Br 43) and Bayawan (Br 63) each have case loads of 500 to 600 cases pending each month to the average. DUMAGUETE CROWDED Executive Judge Gonzales confirmed that in Dum aguete with 15 RTC judges, the cases are handled at a faster pace

Mayor unfazed ... From page 1 environmental center. Mayor Chiqu itin g Sagarbarria locked horns with members of the minority in the City Council, who questioned his decision to allocate more than P 2.7 million for the establishment of an office ostensibly to coordinate all efforts to protect and preserve the environment. Explaining his side on the controversy, he said that P2.7M is the total savings from the 20% development fund but it will not be entirely used up by the environment center project. The unspent funds, if any, will be reverted to the city treasur y. Mayo r Sagarbarria said that the app ro pr iation of P2,796,571.90 is without program of work yet. He said that the unappropriated balance will be reverted to the city coffers. His fiscal advisers simply wanted to carry out the savings out of the old budget and appropriate it—sparingly —— for proper use under this administration. The mayor also explained that in his master computer, under the yellow column, are figures of all unappropriated balances and savings, and are available for appropriation. Th e neo ph yte mayor slammed attempts by the members of the minority led by first councilor Antonio “Tonyrems” Remollo and his allies Cou ncilor s Jo e Kenneth Arbas and Manny Arbon to slow down the

because they only have lesser pending cases in each of their dockets. There are also two city courts in the Dumaguete City Hall of Justice. There are also under the provincial prosecutor some 15 assistant provincial prosecutors and under the city prosecutors are 13 assistant city prosecutors. The executive judges of the Regional Trial Courts in the four other cities also lament in silence, about poor building conditions and facilities, with only one or two prosecutors; and a lesser number of staff members compared to the Dumaguete salas. The letter furnished personally to the Supreme Court Administrator last week by Executive Judge Gonzales was anchored with a hope (short of complaining) that the Supreme Court will consider the sad plight of RTC courts of four other executive judges who are praying that they would be given better working conditions in Bais, Tanjay, Guihulngan and Bayawan cities.

project and in summoning him to attend the question hour during the regular session held last Tuesday. The administrative clash between the executive and the minor ity councilors forced Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova to issue a public apology for the perceived “indignity that the mayor and councilors JV Imbo and Bert Aquino went through” after they were issued invitations to be subjected to questions by the doubting legislators.   Members of the minority raised doubts on the propriety of the project and intimated that its passage was allegedly railroaded during first, second, and third readings in o ne session . Councilors earlier have been trying to enlist the closure and rehabilitation of the Candau-ay dumpsite to be on top of the executive’s priority for environment protection.  However, Sagarbarria believes otherwise and secured the council’s imprimatur through his administration allies in passing the measure, which sanctioned the establishment of an environment center. He appealed for sobriety asking that both council and executives work harmoniously for the good of the people. “They have their priorities, we also have ours in the mayor’s office. All I ask is minimal civility, sobriety, goodwill and trust,” the city executive concluded.

P2.7M environment ...

RA 9155: EFA

From page 1 searching questions like: Why is there no program of work for a small office, that opts to spend P2,796,571.90 for an environment center. What are the details. (Mayor’s explanation in a related story on page 1.) They invited the city development council and the mayor to enlighten them but nobody among the invitees showed up in Friday’s session. Vice- Mayo r Co rd ov a publicly apologized for the lapses, in inviting the mayor who is a co-equal officer and some kagawads themselves. Plann in g Of ficer Jo sie Antonio and Local Chamber Head Eduard Du did not show up at the session hall although he was at the mayor’s office. The CDC execom is asked to shed light on the matter next week.

14 OFWs ... From page 1 OFWs Darryl Grace Banogon, an accountant, and her husband, an engineer, John Paul Banogon from Bayawan City, and Darlin Grace Catubig Zacarias of San Jose came to see Lagarde to complete the requirements needed to receive the financial aid. They worked in the capital city of Tripoli. Banogon and Zacarias were evacuated by their employers much earlier last Ferbuary 25 just before the outbreak of violence. Banogon’s husband, John, arrived Thursday, March 10.


Education for all in Dumaguete City By: Mrs. Lilia G. Amaro


ur beautiful City of Dumaguete is popularly known as the “University City,” the “City of Gentle People,” the “Motorbike Capital” and a gateway to adventurous pursuits to a number of tourist spots in Negros Oriental. What else could we ask for? The presence of several colleges and universities, the no less than twenty (20) public elementary and secondary schools, and a number of private schools located within the thirty (30) barangays of this small and progressive place give rise to being a university city. Access to any educational institution is not a problem. One can take a tricycle ride for only P7.50 or even walk to the nearest school with a maximum time of 10 minutes. But in spite of this “scenario,” our beautiful streets still abound with school-age children and young adults working as caretakers or as “park boys” of motorcycles and other vehicles parked along the streets during class hours on weekdays. Some are seen along the boulevard, hospital and church compounds, and a lot more in the public market. Small kids of primary age are also found loitering and playing around. Why are these children seen in these places during these hours when they are supposed to be inside the classrooms? More so, the number grows bigger in the evenings which is the threat to their studies if they are “in school.” One would ask where their parents are and how much concern they have for their children. How about the teachers, are we doing our part? How about the government and other concerned officials? What can we do for them? What happened to EFA (Education for All), and Republic Act 9155, otherwise known as the Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001? This is the legal mandate for the decentralization of Governance of Basic Education in the Philippines. Its Declaration of Policy states: “It is hereby declared that the policy of the state to protect and promote the rights of all citizens to quality basic education and to make such education accessible to all by providing all Filipino children a free and compulsory education at the elementary level and free education at the high school level. Such education shall also include alternative learning systems for out-of-school youths and adult learners.

Banogon’s mother, a nurse, and her other colleagues chose to remain in the nearby city, where access to and from it has been sealed off due to the fighting.

It shall be the goal of basic education to provide them of the skills. Knowledge and values they need to become caring, self-reliant, productive and patriotic citizens.” “Free and compulsory education,” as it is declared for the elementary level is a “gift” for parents who care. This is supplemented with the feeding program by the Department of Education and the government. Alternative Learning Systems is also implemented by the Division of Dumaguete City and other division of Negros Oriental for the out-of-school youths and adult learners. For the High School level, there is the “Open High School” Program going on at the Dumaguete City High School wherein working students of high school age and above can enroll just by answering at home seven modules for the seven subjects and reporting to the teacher in charge once a week for the examinations. If the students quit school, there is the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) for the in- and out-of school youths whose ages are higher than their grade levels. What else can be done for these children? What move can we do to help solve this problem? This is a challenge to all Dumagueteños, especially the educators and most of all, the Parents. Let us unite and support the “University City” by supporting Dumaguete for All, All for Dumaguete!



Road toll fees... (From page 2)

Provincial Social Welfare Officer Alicia Lagarde (left) interviews the returning Overseas Filipino Workers, who escaped war-torn Libya. They are (from left) nurse Darlin Grace Catubig Zacarias, Engineer John Paul Banogon, and Darryl Grace Banogon, an accountant working in Libya and earning roughly P 20,000.00 a month.

CEBU BANTAY PANGLAWAS Gidumala ni Uncle Mar Lopez

Abril 25, 26 ^ 27, 2011


capitol, at the end of the day , it usually boils down to politics. Between the construction of multimillion projects like the environment center (P2.7M office) and the rehabilitation or alternative of the Candau-ay dumpsite, the public feels the stinking garbage is a more urgent issue but it entails so much money and the city doesn’t seem to have it yet. But if the mayor thinks the environment office is more urgent, so be it. He is the mayor and we elected them to office. That is their prerogative.

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Divorce ... (From page 4) behind is not allowed to remarry, because the divorce procured by the Filipino spouse abroad cannot be recognized in the Philippines having procured the divorce while still a Filipino the same unfairness persists. The Filipino spouse left behind will suffer eternally and cannot remarry. It can be suggested that if a Filipino spouse abroad obtains a divorce there, such a divorce should be recognized once that Filipino spouse abroad becomes naturalized. Otherwise, the Filipino spouse left behind cannot remarry and will be in an unfair situation. Such unfairness is precisely what the Court has tried to remove.



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