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VOL. 33 No. 48

Dumaguete

Vigilance but no guarantees

City,

Philippines,

Sunday

TRICKS of the TRADE in poll cheating

Senate sleeping on house bills T

he Senate is literally sleeping on hundreds of House-approved bills giving the bad image to most congressmen that they are not doing their jobs as lawmakers, but as efficient “breeders” of pork-barrel worth P70-million per year per congressman or P210million per three-year term.

This was intimated by Rep. Emilio Macias II now ending his three-year term in June and at the same time seeking another mandate for

KAPATIRAN gains ground

governor of the province. They switched place with Gov George Arnaiz who is now contending for Macias’ slot in the second congressional district. In a full-length interview over “Dumaguete Tonight” public affairs program of DYEM ENERGY FM, Macias who appears to be a sure-winner—but maintains that he is running scared— made a quick review of the House bills which he principally and co-authoried which were passed by the House, and now pending

Marine scientists study Spratlys

Chief cops, reshuffled; duo bolt jail T

he Philippine National Police has reshuffled most of the chiefs of police in the component cities and towns of Negros Oriental, even as more PNP officers were augmented in this capital city as the campaign period comes to a close this weekend.

with the Senate; and those bills which were actually passed into law. ACCOUNTABILITY. Believing in accountability, Rep. Macias made a “live” report over DYEM FM on what are his bills authored principally and coauthored with others that were PASSED into law. As chairman of the House Committee on Local Goverments, Macias principally filed two bills which were enacted into law. These are:

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Rep. Emilio Macias, II 1. HB02808 // Status: REPUBLIC ACT (RA09333) enacted on 2 0 0 4 - 0 9 - 2 1 AN ACT FIXING THE DATE OF REGULAR ELECTION FOR ELECTIVE OFFICIALS OF THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO Turn to page 21

As this developed, two inmates of the BJMP jail in Siaton became the first of the anticipated-escapes of prisoners or detainees who could be used by politicians as goons in the coming elections. They will be returned later after their ‘duties’ outside their cells. However, provincial PNP director P/Supt Ramon Buenafe does not confirm that the twin escapees from the Siaton jail the other

night past 7pm was electionrelated. He identified the two escapees as Enrico Yug, 23, charged with acts of lasciviousness; and Cadiz Quezon, 33, of Casalaan Siaton charged with illegal possession of firearms. A firefight ensued and wounded BJMP jail officer Roy Katiangcila. The escapes carted away one M16 Turn to page 21

West Pointer TVadman want to serve city Belgian

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t takes guts , character and vision to dip one’s fingers into the political arena without the traditional amenities like money, relatives, and machinery.

Jess PAREDES

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e and two o t h e r s compose the smallest political party, but their battle cry is putting God into the center of politics. Jess PAREDES leads the KAPATIRAN party of young idealistic and visionary senatoriables like Adrian Sison and Martin Bautista. Turn to page 21

But not these two gentlemen, one a West Pointer graduate and a new lawyer in his own right, and the other, a TV advertising talent personality. Alan Cordova, at 34, has gone a long way in a full academic and battle field training in the most prestigious military school in the world, whose alumni include the famous generals like Patton and MacARthur, Eisenhower, and Fidel V

Ramos, and that is the WEST POINT. He could yet be the only Negrense to graduate in this most prestigious military institution. Despite offers and opportunities to a high colorful military careeer, the young man, chose his own path by pursuing principle, family and profession. He chose to live a private life, a family and a private lawyer’s practice. He even turned down a chance to be Turn to page 21

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he decomposing body of fifty-eight year old Belgian Patrick J.H. Verjans was found inside his house in Barangay Talay, Dumaguete City, in afternoon of April 27 by his wife Fe who was already residing in Colon of this city. According to house caretaker Mrs. Regina Alcoran, she sensed that something is wrong after noticing that the grocery items have remained on top of the table at the porch for two days

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“DON’T CARRY TOO MUCH LOAD DURING THIS LIFE, FOR IT IS SUCH A SHORT JOURNEY.”


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ATTENTION ALL CITIZENS, Please! Our Worst and Tragic ERROR Our worst and tragic error is in the choice of our leaders who have brought us to this disaster which we must and can still avoid on May 14. As a first and imperative step, we must exercise our choices of Candidates WISELY, in the coming elections and reject the unqualified and presumptuous candidates who would further infect our government service with their avarice and ineptness. The real cause of the emasculation of our democracy are those voters –-who like many among us — have allowed themselves to be beguiled, intimidated, tricked, bribed and otherwise controlled by politicians whose disguised purpose is the gratification of their ulterior schemes rather the edification of the nation. Their sinister motives should be exposed and denounced. It is on the education and MATURITY of our electorate that the resurrection and salvation of our democracy depend. Even at this late hour, we can still SAVE and deliver our moribund Republic from its avoidable demise through the scalpel of YOUR ballot. WE, THE VOTERS, and nobody else, should reform and refuse to elect as our professed representatives scoundrels in the municipal, city, provincial and even in the Congress or Senate, who have corrupted, debilitated and dishonored the once-esteemed public office. They are the sinners who should be crucified, and never to rise again from the depths of their iniquities. We can do this when we cast our votes on May 14.”

WHAT KIND OF OFFICIALS?

HONEST ELECTIONS?

Vigilance but no guarantees Comelec local chief Atty Manuel Advincula said that Vigilance and not just lip-service kind of vigilance by the people is the key to clean election. But there are no guarantees that there will be no cheating because a determined felon will always do it. At the same time, PNP director Police Supt Omar Buenafe told “Your Decision Forum” of the Dumaguete Press and Radio Club, Inc, held at the press club building at the boulevard that the full force of the military at his command will be used to quell disorder, and maintain peace during the pre and post election scenarios. “Your Decision” is a grand simulcast of election matters and candidates interaction over TVcable and radio stations of the KBP Chapter member stations in Dumaguete. Carrying cable TV is SkyCable Comelec Provincial Chief Atty. Manuel Advincula & PNP while carrying radio is DYEM Director P/Supt. Ramon Buenafe “live” on Radio/TV Cable ENERGY FM under the prosecurity forces including their gram ”DumagueteTonight.” In Friday’s edition,(see arms and armored vehicles photo) Buenafe announced a may be used when the need jailbreak by two felons from the arises during the election Siaton BJMP jail at past 7p.m.. days. They took one M16 and caliFULL PACK ber .45 with them and wounded THIS WEEK Through an executive order, the President an one BJMP guard during trhe esAll member stations of nounced during the Labor Day celebrations last cape. the KBP will air “Your Deciweek that minimum-wage-earners are now exempt from The escapees are Enirco paying income tax. Yug, 23, accused of acts of las- sion” 8-10pm both in radio and cable TV with major canciviousness and Cadiz Quezon, didates as their guests. But, Arroyo also used senators will work for big33, of Casalaan Siaton who is Tomorrow will feature the occasion in order to so- ger tax cuts that would inaccused with illegal possession licit the support of the labor clude middle-income-earnof guns. Hurt was JO2 Roy candidates for councilors Katiangcila. The suspects are while the rest of the days will sector for her Team Unity ers. feature candidcates for mayor, Dismissing the latest anstill at large. senatorial bets. vice mayor, governor, and conShe promised that once nouncement by the president gressmen of the three districts. BANK SECURITY Turn togimmick page 7 elected, administration as cheap political The program is inter acAUGMENTED , Bank security is being aug- tive and will receive texts and mented even as some of their phone calls from listerners and well trained guards will activate viewers.-30— in election watch . Bank special forces and some of their armored vehicles will be tapped. This means that the local

GMA grants tax break but no pay increase

Bizmen won’t endorse nor finance poll bets

Belgian murdered (From page 1)

already. She then called Fe who immediately arrived. Upon opening the front door, they found the lifeless body of Patrick already in the advance state of decomposition with stab wounds at the back. Based on initial investigation there was no noticeable sign of forced entry but the foreigner’s flat screen computer, digital camera, wristwatch, portable media player, Samsung DVD player and two lap taps were reportedly miss-

ing. His multi-cab was later discovered abandoned in Barangay Bio-os, Amlan which was probably used as the get away vehicle by the still unidentified suspect/s. Members of the Scene of the Crime Operations are still conducting an in depth investigation as the grieving wife vowed to follow-up any development which would result to the apprehension of the perpetrators.

Accountable, responsive city admin wanted here

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cross section of the community want a city administraThe community section that keeps pace with progressive trends and is open, accountable and responsive to the sentiments of the citi- tors also wanted to scrap

zenry.

The cross section was represented the academe, the business sector, the construction and tripartite labor sector, and the legal sector. They were represented by Silliman President Dr Ben Malayang; tourism business and hotel operator Roy Cang; Tripartite Wage Council co-chairman Egnr Greg

Uymatiao; Prof Gloria Futalan, SU college of business administration and IBP Gov.Rey Mercado.

people informed and guided on how to make an intelligent decision this coming elections.

They were guests at the launching of “Your Decision,” a grand simulcast broadcast of TVcable and radio stations in Dumaguete desgined to keep the

An inter-active program of the Dumaguete Press Club, Inc, the evening program is aired from 8pm to 10pm, with comments , calls and texts from the audience.

the pork barrel of legislators from senators, congressmen, and sanggunian members. They also ranked and rated Dumaguete with a passing mark saying that in most aspects, Dumaguete City is still a better place to live in, compared to other cities in Central Visayas.

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eaving voter preference among its individual members, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Negros Oriental Chapter is not endorsing any candidates who are running for local positions in the province and the city of Dumaguete. Its president, Alex Sy, any candidates so as not to believes businessmen should put their respective rivals at vote according to their own a disadvantage and create a consciences as to who are bad precedent wherein busithe best persons to lead the nessmen will have to accommodate future requests for province and city. Furthermore, under his campaign funds. Instead, businessmen leadership his organization will not financially support are Turn to page 7

Military campaigners to face dismissal

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midst accusations that the Armed Forces of the Philippines and even some members of the Philippine National Police are cautioned not to actively campaign for certain candidates. The Commission on Elections renewed its warning for the security forces to avoid the said practice. There were also reports that AFP and the PNP are actively dissuading voters from casting their ballots in favor of some partylist groups earlier labeled as fronts of the CPP-NPA. These accusations were strongly denied by the top officers of the military and the police. For his part, while not giving the reports any credence, Provincial COMELEC Supervisor Atty. Manuel Advincula warned that members of the AFP and even government employees are strictly prohibited from being involved

in partisan politics. However, they can still express their support although in private. Any government worker who will be found to be engaged in partisan politics will face dismissal from the service. Meanwhile, the Provincial Police Office has requested some 180 newly trained scout rangers who can be assigned to different areas of Negros Oriental where threats of poll violence loom large. At the same time, the Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion based in Mabinay will be swapped with the 11th Infantry Battalion assigned in Kabankalan.


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Know the TRICKS how to subvert the People’s Will In order for bad people not to flori ish, the good ones must do some thing to prevent the former from flourishing. Thus, in order for people to EFFECTIVELY KEEP WATCH over the conduct of elections, the good ones must know the tricks of the trade, in order to be able to detect the same, and report it to the authorities. The election watchers must not be outsmarted. Knowing and detecting these TRICKS of the trade, on how to subvert the WILL of the people, would then be our own little contribution in making this May 14 election a bit cleaner and more transparent of the people’s real mandate. TRICK No. 1 – BEFORE ELECTION DAY: the voters’ list is padded, flying and dead voters are registered, printing of fake ballots, and the fielding of “nuisance” candidates to invalidate the ballots cast for the genuine aspirants. TRICK No. 2 - The LANSADERA: Often with the connivance of some members of the Board of Election Inspectors, the genuine spare ballots are spirited out of the polling places to be filled up by registered voters in a safe house. These ballots will be cast in the polling stations; the voters then take the original ballots which they did not use to the safe house where it will undergo the same procedure ad infinitum. This way it is possible that the opposing bet gets zero. TRICK No. 3 – Buy off HOSTILE voters to prevent them from voting in favor of the opponent. Just to make sure, the buyers put indelible ink on the fingernail of the voter just to show that he has already voted. By law, those who already have indelible ink in their fingernails are not allowed to vote. TRICK No. 4 – Outright intimidation, bibery, terrorism threats, or coercing the electors. To ensure compliance, they direct the voters to make counter-signs just to identify his ballot, like writing the middle names of certain candidates. AFTER BALLOTS ARE CAST. TRICK no. 5 – Cheating is done by mis-reading the name of the candidates written on the ballot. Read the opponent’s name, if the watcher is not watching or listening. Some names are not read. Watchers must see to it that what’s written is being read, and read

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correctly. ALTERATION of the Statement of Votes *(SOVs) by precints, or by municipality, are altered, or substituted with fake and excess forms. Known as Dag-dag Bawas. ELECTION RETURNS, are altered, adding one digit or even a zero to the score will make hundreds of difference. SOV is the consolidated election returns from each town or city. Two more zeros added to one candidate can spell victory. SOV is the basis of the Provicnial Board of Canvassers BOC in preparing the Certificates of Canvass to the final proclamation of the winners. CRITICAL HOURS are those after the precinct counting but prior to proclamation; pre-proclamation litigations; contesting the validity of election returns are critical because TIME is the essence. Here the party people must be EXTRA VIGILANT and the people. Some bets spend all their money in the campaign forgetting that the CANVASSING requires the most vigilance by their lawyers and watchers. AFTER PROCLAMATION. Municipal bets can contest the proclaimed winner by BOC in the regional trial courts, and the Comelec is the venue for protesting city and provincial bets; and

“The Culture of Violence”

The last thirty days was a month of violence. In Virginia Tech USA, one of the country’s largest universities, a 23-year old psycho path (born in South Korea) killed 32 innocent campus people (and then himself) using a 9-mm Glock 19 gun, while in the serene environs of the beautiful Banaue rice terraces here, a 40-year old woman-volunteer for peace under the Peace Corps program was bludgeoned and strangled to death.

Dateline Manila by Bingo P. Dejaresco

Along Manila’s busy street, a philanthropist, named Ducot (and a companion) held hostage for one day – inside a hired bus before the blaze of television lights – 33 young innocents – to call attention of government to the sad plight of poverty and lack of education for children. He was armed with handguns and grenades. Down south in the island of Muslim Sulu, the bandits called Abu Sayyaf – beheaded seven construction workers after the criminals’ demand for P5-million ransom money was not met. The decapitated heads were dumped into two sacks and sent to the Military – with no love notes, of course. One youngster-victim Jelowa

Teodoro merely wanted a summer job to pay his college tuition, the other, Wilmer de los Santos, wanted to put a brother to school. The motivation to execute these numerous means of snuffing human lives is as varied as the faces of the perpetrators. The Korean Cho Leung Hui, though born in Korea, spent most of his life years (15 of 23 years) in a culture of American violence (in American cinema and the real world). He lived in a liberal state of Virginia where the only requirements (to buy a gun) was to have a valid I.D. and not having a criminal record. The other rule was you can buy only

one gun for every month – or you can own 12 guns in a year if you have the money. The pre-taped video of Cho’s wild ranting showed a hatred for “the rich brats and their trust funds, jewelries and Mercedes.” He also expected not to come out alive of the violent mass murder – Cho had planned everything months ahead. Psychologists claimed that Cho was a typical “clinically narcissistic” person – with a disablingly low self-esteem and therefore in constant need of recognition and reward. When the narcissistic psychopath gets marginalized or feels powerless, he fights back with a disrupted behavior of violence as Cho did.

the House or Senate Electoral Tribunals for congressional and senatorial bets. MORE TRICKS –After proclamation, fake ballots replace the original ones while in the custody of municipal treasurers, then loser files a protest to ensure a reversed victory. When an incumbent is defeated, the winner must be on guard because the loser has yet access to government resources and contacts. Ballots can be burned, defaced, stolen or hijacked as in the past. Many lawyers have noted dubious Comelec and trial court decisions which claim that ballots are invalidated saying these are “marked, spoiled or written by two hands” , thus overcome the winning margins. The credibility of our election officials and the Comelec are again put to the test this coming elections. The People’s Will and Democracy will always be in danger if the WILL of the people will not be respected. Atty Manny Advincula was perfectly right when he said that “perpetual VIGILANCE IN ALL STAGES of the election” is as good as the price of our democracy.

The Virginia Tech Massacre is considered the worst campus mass murder. The killings of seven workers by Edward Allaway in California State University and the murders of 16 and wounding of 31 others by Charles Whirman in the Uni-

versity of Texas can only come close. In San Diego California, an apparently peeved student Frederick Davids killed three professors while making his thesis presentation. The Virginia Tech case is one of a mentally disturbed man

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MY VISION FOR DUMAGUETE CITY

by ATTY. ARTURO VALENCIA UMBAC (MNSA) Candidate for City Mayor

Breaking out from the COCOON of LETHARGY & COMPLACENCY

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have a dream – a vision for this our city – the city of my parents, my grandparents, my forebears; this city of gentle people. With its strong and deep religious moorings, I envision Dumaguete as a city of caring hearts – a city with a soul.

It is a vision nurtured and tempered by the years. I have watched this city grew and in fact, have grown with it from the time when horse-drawn tartanillas, bicycles, a few cars of the affluent and some buses roamed its almost deserted streets.

DRUG-FREE COMMUNITY I envision a community where the drug menace is put under control; - where the affected sectors are put under a cleansing program designed to focus on the root causes, help the victims, rehabilitate them rather than condemn and treat them as scourge of society; - where the affected areas are provided with appropriate livelihood projects to bring people back to the mainstream of a wholesome and caring society; - where the drug malefactors are dealt with the full force of the law under a justice system that hears before it condemns; - where the community, the schools, the church and religious denominations and other pro-people organizations are one in a coordinated and concerted effort to drive home into the minds of the people especially the young the evils of drugs.

WOMEN, CHILDREN, ELDERLY CONCERNS I envision a city with a caring and compassionate heart for its womenfolks, children, and the elderly; - where women – by reason and strength of their gender are requested to assume major roles in addressing society’s special issues and concerns; - where the value and dignity of the human person, the moral dimensions of married life and motherhood are deeply imbibed; - where women are loved, respected, honored and appreciated both in their homes and in their workplaces; - where they are insulated and protected from abuse and/discrimination of whatever kind; - where, if and when these take place, women are provided with the necessary support facilities – including free legal assistance – to enable them to recover from the trauma of abuse and discrimination; - where they are provided with home-based livelihood projects which will complement their hands-on management of the household. I envision a city with no street children - where the homeless and the abandoned are cared for in home-like facilities specially set up for them under the supervision of duly qualified professionals on children welfare.I envision a city where the elderly are looked up to, honored, respected, and sought for by the idealist young for their wisdom of the years; - where they are afforded special care and attention; - where they are individually-and collectively-called upon to share their wisdom, expertise, qualifications, and experience in addressing sensitive issues and concerns.

EDUCATION, CULTURE, THE ARTS I envision Dumaguete City as the center of quality education in the entire country - where teachers and educators in all levels in the public and private schools are tuned in to standards of excellence in their profession; - where all institutions in the academic community relate and complement with each other in the pursuit of excellence in instructions and curricula; - where special attention is given to disadvantaged students through better facilities and nutritional programs; - where the young from the academe are tapped to lead in values enrichment programs in the campuses and in the thirty barangays of the city; - where government maintains constant consultations with leaders of the academic community in implementing a well-coordinated, coherent campaign against drug addiction through massive information drives with young students in the forefronts; - where seminars, workshops, conventions are held in conducive atmosphere for culture and the arts; - where government is supportive of programs designed for the general welfare of teachers; - where sports development is pursued for a dynamic physically-fit population;

- where a Polytechnic College for Entrepreneurs is established for the population; - where sports promotion and development is a major thrust under a combined government and private effort.

GREEN, CLEAN ENVIRONMENT I envision a city of trees and flowers and clean air - where available backyards are developed for their esthetic and economic potentials; - where fruit trees, flowering plants, vegetables, medicinal herbs abound; - where the entire city – its thirty barangays – is a bird sanctuary; - where coastal barangays are empowered to protect their shores through appropriate coastal management programs; - where the entire population of the city considers misplaced garbage as anathema to clean and dignified living; - where an effective and efficient garbage waste disposal program is implemented; - where everybody considers it his duty to pick up waste paper and disposed it in garbage boxes provided for the purpose; - where both visual and noise pollutions are reasonably contained and regulated; - where business advertisements of whatever kind are allowed only in appropriate places and locations with due consideration of the sensitivities of people especially children; - where government is environment – protective, where projects and physical infrastructures are constructed to enhance rather than deface the natural environment.

HEALTH, SANITATION, BASIC SERVICES I envision a city with its own public hospital and wellequipped clinical and health facilities - where top priority concerns are focused on the protection of the health of the population especially the indigents and the disadvantaged; - where all sectors of the community have free access to vital health services including medicines and other needs; - where the government and the community work hand in hand in cleaning the surroundings which are breeding places of life-threatening diseases; - where all barangays maintain master list of residents with their respective blood types; - where a city-wide health program covering all inhabitants is institutionalized; - where comfort room facilities are available free of charge to the general public.

MASS HOUSING, WATER, ELECTRICITY I envision a city of mass public housing where water and electric supply are reliable, stable, affordable; - where dwelling units are available under very reasonable terms and conditions; - where squatting for the poor and the homeless is a thing of the past with family honor and dignity restored; - where the electric distribution systems and communication lines of business establishments are set up properly and in accordance with legal requirements; - where every household shall have access to water, electricity and other amenities.

HISTORICAL LANDMARKS, PARKS, PLAYGROUND I envision a city that places great importance to the preservation of historical landmarks and provides wholesome recreational facilities to the general public; - where historical landmarks are preserved, protected and maintained as tourists destinations; - where the waters in coastal barangays are kept clean and unpolluted; - where the boulevard is restored to its pristine beauty and its waters clean and suitable for bathing;

- where public playgrounds, parks and plazas are developed as wholesome recreational facilities for the general public. INTER – LGU RELATIONS I envision a city that takes cognizance of the important need to relate to other government units; to establish a bridge of helping hands; to facilitate the free flow of trade and other services, among many others; - where assistance between and among government units in case of disaster and calamities is assured, immediate, effective; - where bonding in all aspects of governance is established with the neighboring towns to be known as the Metro-Dumaguete Inter-LGU Zone of Complementation (MDIC); - where highways and access roads are established in the metro-Dumaguete including improved port facilities; - where agricultural productivity and marketing are enhanced thereby; - where the transport industry in the metro-Dumaguete area are unhampered in the use of established routes and terminals; - where periodic consultations with other government units is established for the purpose of harmonizing laws and regulations.

MY MISSION In this, my mission, is to champion its concerns, set priorities, provide the leadership as we break out from the cocoon of lethargy and complacency, as we make things happen after program planning, instead of waiting for things to happen. This vision shall provide inputs into the master plan of development which addresses the whole forest instead of just its trees. It will be a long and tedious journey to reach the Dumaguete of our dream. But as a wise man had said: “The journey for a thousand miles starts with the first step”; I have taken this first step with this vision. And I shall continue to take further steps to achieve our dream for Dumaguete for as long as our Lord will allow us to do so. Afterall great achievements start and are fulfilled from dreams.


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et me share with you these tidbits of two men and a city; of a father who once steered its course and direction of development and the preconditions for take off; of a son who decades later committed himself to continue what his father did - only this time under more trying challenges and cirsumstances.

a city Art Umbac

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Gov. Perdices left many legacies to his people - one of which is his son Tuting - the present Mayor of Dumaguete. Mayor Agustin R. Perdices is a good man - a sublime and noble quality that is a condition sine qua non for effective leadership in public governance. In the same city his father once served, the son must confront problems and issues of different dimension compared to those former’s in his time. It’s

a different ball game now and he must muster his firm resolve to take the bull by the horn and put an end to this confluence of negative forces in our city. Today he con-tinues to face tremen- dous challenges associated with a growing city. Because he has his father’s strong attributes and admirable personal qualities, and because on his own he has the driving

force to get things done, our people can rest assured that their interests will be protected and the services due them served and provided. But this caveat nonetheless. The people must get out of their cocoons of being bystanders and fencesitters. They must help the Mayor, his team in both the political and bureaucratic hierarchies to address the

nagging problems of drugs, crime, traffic, garbage etc. For while the city administration is so determined to stop dead on their tracks the aforementioned and to pre-empt their taking roots again, truth to tell they could not do these by themselves only.

They need citizen support, concern, vigilance, involvement.

PUNDOK KASALIGAN-NPC LAKAS COALITION for CONGRESSMAN, 2ND DISTRICT

for MAYOR HON. GEORGE P. ARNAIZ HON. AGUSTIN R. PERDICES

for VICE MAYOR

for GOVERNOR

HON. EMILIO MACIAS, ii

HON. WILLIAM E. ABLONG for COUNCILOR 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

AMY DICEN 6. FRANKLIN ESMEÑA BABY AMASULA 7. GEORGE VILLAMOR CHIQUITING SAGARBARRIA 8. HARRISON GONZALES DANDAN TEVES LEON 9. NOEL DE JESUS ESPERIDION CATAN 10. ROMMEL ERAMES

for VICE GOVERNOR

HON. PETIT BALDADO

for BOARD MEMBERS 2ND DISTRICT 1. MACIAS, Erwin 2. ERAMES, Saleto 3. VILLEGAS, Mariant 4. SAYCON, Melimore


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The Culture ... From page 4 who had easy legal access to the purchase of guns and ammunition. It is a violent popular culture in America that gave rise to this kind of killer like Cho. It is unfortunate, indeed. In the Ifugao area in the Banaue, the suspect is a 5’7 Filipino fair-skinned woodcarver, aged near 27 years old, motivated by greed and lust who went after the smiling Julia Campbell, 40 who gave up his lucrative work as media person in the prestigious New York Times and several other newspapers in order “to make a difference” in people’s lives. The Peace Corps volunteer’s body was dug from a shallow grave covered with soil, gravel and grass (to hide the evidence of the crime) in a dry creek nearby. Campbell’s story as one of the remarkable stories of the many months of sacrifice of the 8,000 Peace Corps Volunteers in the country, has been repeated many times and in many parts of the Philippine islands since 1961. It is known that Julia was a bright journalist who then worked for the renowned New York Tunes and other publications until she decided to call it a day – and gave up on the “rat race.” Meantime, the hostage takers in the Philippines – had a very valid point to make and used the drama to attack public attention. The message was heard clearly around the globe about the lack of good health and education under the GMA wake. But the more important issue remained as to how the perpetrators of the hostage-taking were able to accumulate such a wide assortment of guns and ammo –

enough to kill all students inside, had one of the suspect’s head snapped. The Sulu bandit’s hostage-taker’s noble motivation, on the other hand, was eroded dramatically due to the means obviously used in the drama. The methodology of execution showed how some of us can be truly totally brutal and barbaric. The motivation was clearly – if disgustingly – materialistic, with the P5million ransom bill filed like a flag against the Sulu skies. Ducot’s motivation was the only noble one among the poor perpetrators with anger, greed, a little dementia – in combination – accounting for the three others. Having seen all that, quo vadis? Surely, a stricter gun control law would have to be considered in America (and RP, too) and stronger control of psychiatric weirdoes should become a campus mantra, from hereon, in many of the more liberal United States. The tourism industry will certainly turn sour in the Ifugao Banaue area. And the antipathy will rise higher against the rapacious Abu Sayyafs. Travel advisory from politically-sensitive countries like the USA and Australia against entry into the country will become visible. Amidst all these, one must not forget the other institutionalized violence that has been committed against the working press and politically committed activists in the country. More than 800 of them have already been brutally killed – with very few cases solved – due to the culture of impunity that encourages people to commit crime. It is this seemingly “infinite tolerance” of the powers-that-be for these class murders that abets and enhances the environment that incubates and gives nourishment to the abhorrent culture of violence. At the very least, in the last thirty days, the bad news bears.

GMA grants ... Who comes ... From page 2

members of the militant labor are pushing for legislated wage increase nationwide. Kabataan Partylist Joseph Lagorra said that the promises made by this administration will not matter as he insisted that only through a nationwide legislated wage hike can the workers feel relief in his daily living. He added that the businessmen can actually afford to give the wage increase demanded by the workers like the 125 across the board increase. Besides, wage boards cannot be fair since they are composed by the capitalists themselves. However, Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Negros Oriental Chapter President Alex Sy disagreed. He said that majority of the businesses will fold up if the militant lawmakers would force a legislated wage hike. Sy also pointed out that the wage boards are instituted to determine the salaries of workers according to the living standards and cost

From page 19 ing: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it – Love thy neighbor as yourself. All the laws and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40). The commandment demands the expression of ALL HEART, ALL SOUL and ALL MIND. Nothing is shared to anyone. It denotes that there could only be one master. “No one can serve two masters. You can not serve both God and money” (Matthew 6:24). Thus, it is strange that in our present world people have considered politics and other temporal things as separate from God. People have failed to consider that the Kingdom of God encompasses all things and God owns all things, including life, even before we think we own anything. Appropriately, the

of production in their host localities. Workers and employees are supposed to be partners in progress, hence there is no reason why they should constantly be pitted against each other. “The well being of the businesses will ultimately redound to the benefit of their workers since no right thinking capitalist would be selfish enough not to share to his workers whatever gains the company earns,” Sy concluded.

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book of holy writings also says: “seek ye first for the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).Jesus has established the rule on priorities. Perhaps, the ills of the present society, more particularly the Philippines which pride itself as the only Christian Nation in the Far East, rest on the fact that many have separated worldly things from the kingdom of God. The WORD OF GOD is foreign to many. They failed or even refused to heed the significance of the prayer that is taught by Jesus – “thy Kingdom Come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven”. Certainly the world could not be separated from God’s Kingdom. Christians who flaunt their religiosity have repeatedly bubbled the words but are doing or believing exactly the opposite. Pride, greed, deceit, falsity, lies and hatred are the menu of the day rather that forgiveness, understanding, joy, self-control, patience, humility and meekness. Hypocrisy fills the air. This country will be back on tract when we finally will know WHO COMES FIRST in the human heart.

Bizmen ... From page 2 enjoined to help in ensuring that the elections will be peaceful and credible. Two prominent political figures are vying for Dumaguete city’s top post. They are incumbent Mayor Agustin Perdices and challenger Board Member Umbac. To them, Sy has only this to say: May the best man wins.

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CRITICAL MOMENTS OF SUCCESS

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FR. ROY CIMAGALA

The good thing about this Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences is that there’s a serious, inter-disciplinary effort to know the root causes of world developments, so as to infuse the proper Christian spirit into them. It is manned by very able men and women, all professionals and experts in their fields. There’s a regular program of activities, study sessions, meetings and exchanges as well as special initiatives when good reason warrants them. In short, it is a living and working entity, governed both by love for the Church and competence that includes the indispensable

HE Pontifical Academy of the Social Sciences is a Vatican office tasked to monitor and make in-depth study of world social developments. As such, it carries out an important function of the Church. tions and eternal vocation. Any moral gap in This is because the Church, while mainly these two dimensions should be bridged. religious, spiritual and supernatural in characThis is our inescapable condition which we ter and mission, cannot avoid having to grapple have to learn to properly live with. It is not easy with mundane events. In the first place, it is at all, but again it is not impossible. What is more, immersed in the world. we just have to find an effective way to do this To effectively shepherd souls to their integrating act, because it is necessary. ultimate destination, the Church has to We have to understand that our salvaknow how to Christianize the world. While tion is not only a purely spiritual and perits mission transcends worldly dimension, sonal affair. That means nothing unless it the Church cannot escape from worldly afgives due attention to our complete characfairs. ter that includes our material and social asThus, it is important to distinguish between pects. the material and the spiritual, what would comThis is taking our sanctity to the next level. prise our earthly progress and what our spiriThis is precisely the self-understanding of the tual and supernatural growth would entail. We Church today, as embodied in many documents should avoid confusing them. like the pastoral constitution “Gaudium et spes,” At the same time, we have to know the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the relation and unity between our material and Church, etc. spiritual dimensions, our temporal occupa-

and tricky prudence from all its members. In its current plenary session, it tackles the question of charity and justice in the relations among nations and peoples. It is listing some worrying signs of the times that need to be addressed. It promises to be an exciting session. I just hope something like this can be replicated in the local levels of our Church. We have to give more attention to how our Christianity can be consistently lived in our social life— in our business, politics, entertainment, etc. If there already are such offices in the local levels, then we may need to put more life into them, since there’s hardly

anything substantial heard from them. Instead, we get the impression many Church leaders are awkward in this regard. We have to go beyond knee-jerk responses to issues, recycled motherhood statements, idle attacks and condemnations, all blusterand-bombast stuff. It is for these reasons that complaints about clericalism or undue interference of priests and bishops in civil life are heard. Toward this end, I believe we have enough professionals with true love for the Church and competence who can help. Let’s work toward a more constructive pastoral ministry of our

earthly affairs. Also, there is a need for Church leaders to be more familiar with social issues and to learn how to effectively shepherd souls in this area. Thus, the Church’s social doctrine has to be mastered. This will help us overcome our blind and soft spots. This obviously will require a lot of prayer, study, patience, humility, mercy, fortitude. The capacity to be flexible, to dialogue and consult all parties, to adapt with changing situations, and to act, should be cultivated. Of course, all these virtues should spring from an authentic personal sanctity. This is the barest requirement.

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he Rich Fool in the para b l e of Jesus exalts in his bumper crop: “I will build larger barns; I will increase capital; I will multiply my assets,” he announces to himself. And there lies the critical moment Dr. PROCESO UDARBE of success. For one thing, while success is indeed a good thing, if we get so drunk with it, we lose sight of ries like that: what has hapthe moral dimensions of living. pened to the successful people One of our pastimes is in terms of their personal charreading success stories: “How acter? How are they doing in I got to the top of the totem their relationships in family, in pole,” “How I made my first mil- Church, in their neighborhood? lion,” “How I cornered the For you see, it is usual that Yamashita gold,” “How I built a to succeed; there are some business empire from nothing,” schemes that one has to follow: “How I scaled the academic be a go-getter; keep your eye ladder and got to the top rung.” on the ball day and night; lay I suggest we look for aside everything else; and the Turn toispage 23 something when we read sto- book to read Dale Carnegier’s

TODAY’S

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ove is the heart of the Gospel and will always be the most important foundation of the Christian life. It is through love that we are called into relationship with Jesus and through love to share this gift with others. It is love that binds us together in community and it is love that overcomes all obstacles in the life of faith and service of the Gospel. Let us pray for the grace to live lives of love and so be a beacon of Truth to the world and a Light to those who are struggling to find their way in life. John 13:31-33, 34-35 When Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once. My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, ‘Where I go you cannot come,’ so now I say it to you. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

HISTORICAL NOTES

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Using our talents to Glorify God BY OS HILLMAN

To each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. (I Corinthians 12:7).

You will never be fulfilled trying to become something you are not. God hasn’t distributed gifts and talents equally, and for that reason alone we can be assured that our sense of self-worth isn’t to be based on what we do. Our self-acceptance comes from our identity in Christ and our growth in character. Show me someone who understands who is he as a child of God and whose character exemplifies the fruit of the Spirit, and I will show you someone with a healthy self-image. Every child of God has the same identity in Christ and opportunity to grow. When our identity is firmly established and we have matured to the point where the fruit of the Spirit is evident, we will feel fulfilled when we use our gifts and talents to edify others. God has known us from the foundation of the world. He has entrusted us with certain life endowments. He will certainly lead us in a way that makes use of our gifts and talents. It is our responsibility to take advantage of every opportunity as it arrives. Tragically, many people go to the grave with their music still in them, never contributing to the symphony of God’s work. They never realize their potential nor taken the risks that faith requires. They hang onto the security of the tree trunk, but the fruit is always on the end of the limb. Lord, I don’t want to go to the grave without having accomplished my purpose. Use my gifts and talents to glorify You and edify others today.

Dumaguete’s ex-pastor as Recollect Superior General BY: REV. FR. ROMAN C. SAGUN. JR.

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e said it before; we’ll say it again. In 2004, the Recollects launched the prepa rations for their four hundredth anniversary in Asia and Philippines, with a conference dubbed as “Recoletos 400: History, Legacy and Culture.” The conference aimed at discussing their presence, conflicts and contribution to Philippine church and society. As a culminating activ- several mission stations in ity in December 2006, the Brazil, South America. He Recollects hosted the “3rd served in that capacity unOAR MISSION CON- til 1908. The contributions of GRESS” to commemorate their arrival in the country in Fray Mariano Bernad to the 1606 up to the establishment Congregation formed an inof the new Province. Worth tegral part in a compilation remembering among the of letters under the book’s Recollect missionaries in Italian title, Correspondencia Negros Oriental was Fray del Cardenal Rampolla con Agustinos Mariano Bernad, Religiosos Dumaguete’s ex-Pastor for Recoletos (2003). This recent some fifteen years and Rec- book of Fr. Angel Martinez ollect superior general at the Cuesta, OAR, was reviewed turn-of- the-century in 1900s. by Kinaadman, A Journal of On 3 June 1901, Pope the Southern Philippines. I Leo XIII appointed Fray take the liberty of reproducMariano Bernad Apostolic ing the comments of the Commissary General of well-respected reviewer: “The fact that the the Augustinian Recollects. His appointment Recollects (at that time recame after establishing duced to one province, that

FRAY MARIANO BERNAD of the Philippines) were able to survive … (the) crises of the period is a proof of the essential vitality and vigor of what at that time was only a Congregation within the Augustinian Order. The novitiate was reopened and the number of provinces increased to three, with many houses in Spain and missions in the Turn to page 23


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KOJAK Re-tired Do not know what your brothers response to my article will be but I composed this to keep the exchange rolling ( smile )

Al’s Hypocrisy

BY JAMES HUGHS

(U.S. Army Capt. Retired)

(PART I)

(NOTE: Before we start this friendly debate, I want to re-iterate my respect for Bingo Dejaresco. His views are normally highly entertaining, intelligent and informative. But his stand on Global Warming is just simply wrong. There is no scientific proof that global warming is caused by carbon emissions, either natural or man made. There is no scientific proof that “man made” hydrocarbon emissions have a significant impact on the environment or that the removal of these emissions will alter nature in any significant way. The Mount Pinatubo eruption put more hydrocarbons into the atmosphere than ALL of mankind did in the last 100 years; but according to Bingo “humans” are causing global warming by driving cars, using paper shopping bags and smoking cigarettes. The best scientists in the world can not predict the weather next

month, but non-scientist Al Gore can predict, without fear of argument, that Dumaguete City will be under 20 feet of water in 50 years. Al Gore measures the polar ice cap in the middle of winter using a yardstick, and then years later he measures the polar ice cap in the middle of summer using a micrometer. Based on the disparity of these measurements Al Gore ignores reports that the polar ice cap has INCREASED and predicts melting and world wide flooding. Al Gore is a “fear monger” of the worst kind. He is a “hypocrite” fear monger.) According to Al Gore, every time you contribute to hydrocarbon emissions you put another nail in the coffin of this planet and doom mankind to possible extinction. If he truly believed this, you would think he would do everything in his power not to personally emit any hydrocarbons. (Concluded next week)

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Montaño seeks vigilance against election cheating BY: RICHARD PAREJA

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pposition Congressional bet Ramon Montaño urged voters in the province particularly in the second district to be vigilant and help in closely guarding the ballots all the way to the finish line of this year’s electoral process. Montaño’s call came after local lackeys and spokespersons of the ruling local administration had harp that they will surely win this coming May 14 elections. One of the spokespersons identified with the administration of both Governor George Arnaiz and 2nd District Rep. Emilio Macias II had already harp and insinuated the “9-1” victory as against the opposition headed by Montaño. Montaño explained that what they are doing (lackeys and spokesperson) is a “mind conditioning” scheme to hide their possible move of employing scheme of cheating. Montaño said that the administration had resorted to this “evil thing” after several barangay leaders had been pressured to support, despite of the fact that it is against their will. “Sa daghan na nakong pagsuroy suroy sa mga nagkadaiyang mga dapit, ang mga kapitan sa mga kabarangayan misulti kanako nga sila gipanghasi ug gihulga nga dili hatagan sa mga proyekto kung kini mosuporta sa mga kandidato sa oposisyon” stressed opposition congressional bet.

Montaño pointed out that because people now desire for a genuine change in the present crop of leaders in the provincial level, the administration now has put up another “dirty tricks” method that includes pressuring village leaders and other officials. Montaño further explained that the present administration has regarded the whole province as their one big hacienda where they act as landlords dictating to their tenants on what to do. “The present administration wanted all the people in the province especially in the second district to toe the line bisan ug dili madawat sa tawo ang ilang gipangbuhat” Montaño further stressed. The opposition congressional bet had emphasized that people voting for their respective leaders is a sacred act and duty, and at the same time, it is everyone’s obligation to defend and protect it from interested individuals who want to subvert the true sentiments of the electorate.

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 43 TANJAY CITY STATIONED AT DUMAGUETE CITY NO:37 EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135, AS AMENDED BY ACT 4118 COOPERATIVE BANK OF NEGROS ORIENTAL Mortgagee, -versusSPOUSES RICARDO S. GUTIB & GINA E. GUTIB, Mortgagors,

NO TICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135, filed by RURAL BANK OF TANJAY INCORPORATED (Mortgagee), against Spouses Ricardo S. Gutib and Gina E. Gutib, resident of Jantianon, Amlan, Negros Oriental (Mortgagors) to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness in the amount of ONE HUNDRED FOURTY FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (Php 145,000.00)exclusive of foreclosure expenses, secured by the said mortgage, the undersigned will set at public auction on June 29, 2007, at 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the main entrance of the Municipal Hall Building of Amlan, Negros Oriental, Philippines to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check, and in Philippines currency, the described property hereunder: TAX DECLARATION NO. 99-01-003-00473-R-(B) ONE (1) UNIT Residential Building ONE (1) UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING, under Tax Declaration No. 99-01003-00473-R (B) is constructed on the land owned by Victor Ibao under Lot No. 3556, TD No. 99-01-003-00116-A, with a floor plan/area of 112 sq.m. more or less. Described as Type 11-D, One storey made of mixed materials, G.I. Sheet roofing and concrete walling. This Notice of Extra-judicial Sale shall be posted at three public places in Amlan, Negros Oriental; at the Municipal Hall Building of Amlan, at the public market of Amlan and at the barangay hall of Jantianon, Amlan, Negros Oriental; and shall be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental, and in the cities of Dumaguete, Canlaon, Bais, Tanjay and Bayawan. 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 July 6, 2007 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the main entrance of the Municipal hall building of Amlan, Negros Oriental, Philippines, without further notice. Dumaguete City, Philippines, April 3, 2007.

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SO THE PUBLIC MAY KNOW MR. JULIO SY and MRS. JOCELYN SY LIMKAICHONG ARE ALIENS UP TO NOW.

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he following are taken from the Position paper of Atty. Napoleon N. Camero in the DISQUALIFICATION CASE VS. JOCELYN S. LIMKAICHONG, COMELEC CASE NO. (PES) A07-006: “issue The issue at hand is: what is the citizenship of Respondent Jocelyn S. Limkaichong at the time of her birth? Petitioner contends that Respondent was Chinese at the time of her birth, her father and mother being both Chinese citizens at that time. (See Annexes “B” and “C” of the Petition to Disqualify) discussion Respondent’s Contention Respondent contends that she is a natural born Filipino because her father Julio Sy had already taken his Oath of Allegiance as a Filipino and issued his Certificate of Naturalization, both on October 21, 1959 or nineteen (19) days before she was born. (See Respondent’s Annexes “5” and “6”). The Order of the Court of First Instance declaring Julio Sy as a Naturalized Citizen of the Philippines was issued on September 21, 1959. (See Annex “4” of Respondent’s Answer) Thus begins the unraveling of Mr. Julio Sy’s citizenship which Respondent will regret for the rest of her life. Julio Sy’s Oath of Allegiance is NULL and VOID Were it not for Respondent’s overreaching ambition, Mr. Julio Sy’s status as a Filipino would have remained unperturbed for all time. But because of his daughter’s candidacy, a veritable pandora’s box has been opened with such devastating consequences on Mr. Julio Sy’s person, family and fortune. And this Respondent cannot deny for she herself provided all the evidence that will incriminate her father and herself. Mr. Julio Sy took his Oath of Allegiance as a Filipino on October 21, 1959. This was one day short of the Order declaring him a naturalized Filipino becoming final and executory. The Order of the Court of First Instance dated September 21, 1959 declaring Julio Sy a naturalized Filipino is the basis upon which he took his Oath of Allegance on October 21, 1959. Even assuming that all the parties concerned, including the Solicitor General, were furnished copies of this Order on the same day it was issued, this Order would have become final and executory on October 22, 1959, the first day after the lapse of the thirty (30) day reglementary period to appeal. Under Section 11 of the Naturalization Law (Commonwealth Act No. 473), in relation to the Rules of Court, naturalization cases may be appealed to the Supreme Court within a period of thirty (30) days upon receipt of the Order granting the taking of the Oath of Allegiance as a Filipino. Having taken his Oath of Allegiance

before the Order became final and executory, such Oath of Allegiance is unquestionably NULL and VOID. Mr. Julio Sy is therefore, up to now a Chinese citizen. This is palpable from the very face of the documents Respondent herself submitted. Thus, in the landmark case of Republic vs. Valero1 , the Supreme Court ruled: “That private respondent Tan had already taken his oath of allegiance does not in any way legalize the proceedings relative thereto which is pregnant with legal infirmities. Compounding these irregularities is the fact that Tan was allowed to take his oath even before the expiration of the thirty (30) days period within which an appeal may be made thus making the said oath not only highly improper but also illegal.” (Tan vs. Republic, 15 SCRA 698) Order granting Julio Sy Filipino citizenship never became final and executory The truth of the matter, however, is that this Order of September 21, 1959 never became final and executory. This Order was never served upon the Solicitor General. This fact is confirmed by the Log Book duly certified by the Office of the Solicitor General. (Attached herewith as Annex “A”). Thus, in the case of Republic vs. dela Rosa,2 citing Republic v. Court of First Instance of Albay, (60 SCRA 195), the Supreme Court stated that: “a decision in a petition for naturalization becomes final only after 30 days from its promulgation and, insofar as the Solicitor General is concerned, that period is counted from the date of his receipt of the copy of the decision.” Being the last and most significant Order in the entire naturalization process, it was essential that it be served upon the Solicitor General. Failure to do so renders the entire process incomplete and insignificant. Thus, in Republic vs. Valero, the Supreme Court stated: “Needless to state that even if the provincial or city fiscal appeared authorized to represent the Solicitor General in a naturalization case, still the counsel of record for the Republic of the Philippines remains the Solicitor General and as such all processes and notices should be served upon him.” Prior to this, however, it should be noted that the Court conducted the last and final hearing of the case on July 10, 1959 (See Order dated September 21, 1959, Annex “4” of Respondent’s Answer). Again, notice of this most important and essential hearing was never served upon the Solicitor General’s Office. No such notice of the July 10, 1959 hearing was ever received by the said Office as shown by the duly certified logbook of the Office of the Solicitor General. (Annex “A” herewith). This lack of notice is fatal to the validity of the entire naturalization proceedings. Thus, we quote again the pertinent portion of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Valero: “And as though that was not enough, the hearing prior to the oath taking of respondent Tan was conducted without the required notice to the Solicitor General. It is true, as it ap-

peared later, that Fiscal Veluz, Jr. was authorized by the Solicitor General to represent the Government in the hearing of the application for naturalization. That authority however does not extend to Fiscal Veluz’ right to appear for the State in the hearing preparatory to the oath taking. (Lu Luan Co vs. Jarencio, 15 SCRA 190)” Respondent is not a natural born Filipino or a Filipino even as she represented in her Certificate of Candidacy. The citizenship of a candidate is always fundamental. In fact, it is the most important indispensable qualification of a candidate. It can be questioned at any time. Respondent’s citation of the case of Salcedo II vs. Comelec is misleading. In that case, the issue involved was the use of another surname which is completely different from the instant case. The Respondent’s special affirmative defense is thus baseless and completely misleading. Respondent’s declaration that she is a natural born Filipino when in fact she is not is considered a misrepresentation. Respondent’s belief and conviction that she is a natural born Filipino is immaterial. What determines citizenship is not the belief and conviction of a particular person but our Constitution. She may believe all she wants that she is a Filipino but the fact remains that she is not and is thus not qualified to run for Congress. CONCLUSION From all the foregoing, it is now unquestionable that Mr. Julio Sy never acquired Filipino citizenship. No amount of time that has elapsed since he took his invalid oath as a Filipino will ever cure the defect. It is a fundamental rule of law that in naturalization cases, no res judicata, estoppel or prescription will apply. Again, to quote Justice Cuevas in Republic vs. Valero, “to sustain the same would be to sanction a monstrosity known as citizenship by estoppel. The grant of naturalization under such circumstances is illegal and cancellation thereof may be had at any time. Neither estoppel nor res judicata may be setup as a bar from instituting the necessary proceedings to nullify the certificate of naturalization so issued.” Mr. Julio Sy not being a Filipino, no derivative Filipino citizenship can be claimed by his wife and children, including herein Respondent. Not being a Filipino citizen, all his real property acquisitions are considered void and illegal and should even be forfeited in favor of the Philippine Government. Respondent Jocelyn S. Limkaichong is thus a Chinese citizen and is undoubtedly unqualified to run as Congresswoman. No amount of technical and artificial shields will ever confer upon her the status of being a Filipino.” PAID FOR BY FRIEND OF ATTY.NAPOLEON N. CAMERO 1 G.R. No. L-23524 2 GRN 104654, June 6, 1994.

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

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This Breakfast All through the day I had no time, could yet change To speak a word of cheer. NO TIME to speak of Christ to friends,your Life. They’d laugh at me I feared. NO TIME, NO TIME, so much to do, That was my constant cry. NO TIME to give to those in need; At last, t’was time for me to die…. And when before the Lord I came, I stood with downcast eyes, With his hands He held a book, Brotherhood of T’was the BOOK OF LIFE. Christian BusinessHe looked into the book and said, men and Professionals “Your name I cannot find, I once was going to write it down But never found the TIME.”

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The “Real” wild ones

Gino’s Gift”

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uly 4th 1947 a group of 4,000 motorcycle gang members in vaded Hollister , California . The chaos that resulted was sensationalized in a movie called “The Wild Ones” starring Marlon Brando. In 1957, at age 17, I quit high school and joined the “Yellowjackets”, one of the motorcycle gangs involved. It is only by the grace of God that I am not in jail or dead. Many of my old friends were not so lucky. As I drive around Dumaguete City ; I am getting flashbacks. Gang signs are scrawled across walls and fences. My sister-in-law admits there are students at her high school claiming “Blood” ,”Arkno” and “Crips” gang status. I seriously doubt these “children” have any realistic idea of the sewer they are so eager to swim in. I doubt they have a clue as to the risks they are taking with their future and their very lives. To local kids it is “cool” to

be a “gangsta”. They want to flash signs and rap about “ho’s and bitches”. They want to wear the hip clothes and talk tough. In gang life the only thing “cool” is your body when it is laying in the morgue. Gangs murder on average three people every day, just in Los Angeles . These are not cool rappers on TV, most of them are cold blooded murderers. “Blood in; Blood out” is the motto of the largest LA gang. It means the only way to get in is to kill someone and the only way to get out is to die.

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lifestyle. A twenty four year old woman who has fourth stage breast canMUFFET cer thought, this can’t be happenDOLAR ing to her since she was so young. VILLEGAS A flight stewardess who has survived cancer said she used the experience to reach out for others. To a doctor, surprised that e-mail: she has this dreadful disease, and Blue_bell57@yahoo.com knowing the full extent of the effect of the treatment wanted to give up life. Yet later she found out that everything she went through, God has a purpose. She was able to help other cancer patients and empathize with them because she knows exactly what it was like to go through the ordeal. What’s the purpose of life’s

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A Different View

deally, ELECTION period is an opportunity for the citizens to exercise their right of suffrage, the mightiest of their democratic rights as they are the repository of all governmental authority. It is rightly the moment for citizens to make an accounting of previous performances of their leaders. And most important is that it is the occasion for citizens to examine their hearts, determining for themselves where they want their country to go and to concretize the cornerstone of the generations to come. This is truly the meaning of democracy, a government BY THE PEOPLE. It is the examination of the Heart that is the subject of this article for it is observed, quite unfortunately, that by all indications people are unable to appreciate and make freedom and democracy meaningful and fruitful. Democracy is a blessing given Democracy or freedom is, and by God. Not all people of the world should be, the worldly manifestation lives under an atmosphere of free- of salvation of the Human Soul. dom. A substantial portion of the Genuine freedom was first introworld’s population resides in duced by Jesus Christ into the China, Africa, Russia, Cuba and World. He freed us from the consome other places where indi- trols of worldly laws, beliefs and rituvidual rights are subdued in favor als by bringing them to the cross, of State authority. In those places shedding his blood for it and burythe right to choose is substituted ing them in the tomb. He also fulby the choices of their govern- filled the Law of Moses and save the ments. Democracy is foreign to World from the curse of its non-fulthem. Filipinos are very blessed fillment by a sinful, unrighteous and with freedom and democracy but undeserving people. Then, through have we truly made these bless- His saving grace, he changed the ings a source of living water and a rules by simply say source of joy and contentment for the greater good of humanity? Turn to page 7

Atty. Joel Cadiogan Obar

Footsteps and Fingerprints

More letters from OFC...

Be Honest

Tides of Emotions…A Filipino Malady

Be Honest – Even if others are not. Even if others will not. Even if others cannot. “He who walks honestly walks securely” Proverbs 10:9.

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self. That was when we all JENNY thought that we wanted to beLIND come surgeons. I can just remember how ELMACO we used to wreak havoc in the lab. We broke a lot of things, we debated so loudly, we laughed so hard and we E-MAIL ate a lot. We had a lot of fun, jenny.elmaco@yahoo.com didn’t we, Gino? Years later, we decided medicine was not our calling and we went our separate ways. Gino though con Turn to page 20

WHO COMES FIRST?

o you ever ask, “Why me Lord?” I hear this many times. But my classmate whom I haven’t seen for many years, who has breast cancer like me said, “I never ask why me God, because when good things happened to me, I didn’t ask God, why me Lord?”

So, who makes the connections? History can tell you about many outstanding leaders who were popular and used their popularity to lead their people and country to another level. Every modern Asian leader or intellectual of worth has read how Singapore rose from the ashes, or how China shrugged off foreign domination and rebuilt its empire. Could it have happened without Lee, or Mao? Could it have ever begun without an inspiring or feared leader? Boy M *** too not only captured the imagit is hard not to agree nation of the Filipinos but the with you Boy. But we world as well. Many believed have seen so many Fernando Poe Jr. would have “leaders” not only capture the been the rightful president. But imagination but where are we now? moved millions in the counI do not argue that a strong try. Even in death one Ninoy nation must have strong people; Aquino moved even more “hard working and ready to sacripeople. We have also seen fice even personal interests for the one Joseph Estrada swept to common wellbeing” and you are power with the biggest margin in our political history. He Turn to page 25

He earned the alias Gary V. because he adored the musician and could very well sing and move like him. I remember when we were in freshmen year, we joined a talent contest and did a song and dance interpretation of Look In Her Eyes. Gino was the leader of our pack and grooved to the beat while belting out flawlessly. We won. It was in University when we became the fearless four of the Med-tech Society: Gino, Chad, Amy and my-

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Why Not Me?

She was absolutely right. It is hard to accept that sometimes trials can happen to us. We believe that only wonderful things can happen and not the bad ones. When blessings come like a good job, good spouse and wonderful kids in our way we don’t ask why me? We even forget that we are so blessed. So what happens if our busy and happy life is being interrupted by a disease like cancer? How do we handle the shock? What are the usual reactions of those who have been struck by the disease? To an aerobic instructor who learned that she has breast cancer, the first reaction was unbelief. She can’t believe that she has breast cancer because she has been leading a healthy

ow do you write about someone so close yet so far away? How do you console yourself when you are left only with memories? When you will never see the laughing eyes, the boisterous laugh and the soothing voice of the one who made a difference in your life? ‘Í am Gin Yurgen Cliff Dionaldo’ – he introduced himself with so much confidence.

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Yesterday, May 5, saw the “Be Honest” motorcade of the BCBP, Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals, invade major cities and towns throughout the country, as well as in our Negros towns and cities. “Be Honest” is a major advocacy of the BCBP wherein all members and their respective businesses commit to be honest in their business and professional dealings. This campaign gains added significance in light of the elections this month.

The motorcade brought this critical moral value into the limelight in the hope that it would be a timely reminder to vote honestly, to vote for honest persons, and to count the votes and report the results honestly. Unfortunately the Philippines has gained an international reputation for its tolerance of graft and corruption. We like to blame the economy, our politicians, poverty, our tax

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BY: NANCY

RUSSELL CATAN

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The “Real” ...

(Kojak)

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I can hear the local “wannabe” gangsta’s saying, “We wont deal drugs or kill people; we will just dress hip hop, rap and act cool. “ Let’s take a quick look at these cool hip hop rappers. Tupac Shakur is really cool; he is dead. You can also put Big L, Proof, Notorious B.I.G., Black Alex and Soulia Slim, on that same DEAD list. Then of course there are those in jail like Black Bob, Little Eva and Swift. I could list a couple of hundred others but you get my message. You can not “talk the talk and not walk the walk”. There is an American expression: “If you lay down with dogs; you get up with fleas”. If you hang out with “gangstas”, you will pay a price. How big a price depends on how lucky you are? Those of you with sons and daughters flirting with the gangsta life; do something! When you ignore a problem it only gets worse and in gangs worse can be fatal. Remember, alcoholics do not get better if they continue to hang with their drinking buddies. Give your children “new” options, new challenges, and new friends. If you do not know what to do, seek professional help. Prevention is easier than the cure. Be an Everyday Hero and keep a kid from being an Everyday Fool.

Gino’s Gift ...

(Jenny)

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tinued to find his purpose. And what a great purpose he did find – to be God’s instrument. His passion was Christ. His ministry has been so overwhelming that he has made an impact in many souls. He has touched our hearts and has been, and will always be a Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 63 Bayawan City, Negros Oreintal SPEC. PROC. NO. 187 IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRIES AS TO SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE, MIDDLE NAME FROM HARDENIL TO JARDENIL, FIRST NAME OF THE MOTHER FROM MARY JEAN TO MARIE JEAN AND THE MAIDEN FAMILY NAME OF THE MOTHER FROM HARDENIL TO JARDENIL AND THE DATE OF MARRIAGE OF PARENTS FROM SEPTEMBER 14, 1985 TO SEPTEMBER 14, 1984 IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF JEANRY HARDENIL ALBELAR a.k.a. JEANRY JARDENIL ALBELAR JEANRY HARDENIL ALBELAR a.k.a JEANRY JARDENIL ALBELAR, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BAYAWAN CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent. x—-----------------------------—x

O R D ER Petitioner, in her verified petition alleged that she was born on April 16, 1987 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental and her fact of birth was duly registered at the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. Unfortunately, the entry as to her sex, middle name, first name and family name of the mother and the date of marriage of parents were erroneously entered. Thus, this petition. Being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on May 21, 2007, at 2:30 in the afternoon, at the session hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time, and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published immediately, at the expense of the petitioner 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 Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBER, March 23, 2007, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental.

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Why Not ...

(Muffet)

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interruptions? What happens after all these treatment? Can we live with the fact that anytime, anywhere the enemy strikes back? Can we sleep through the night knowing that one day, we will be like someone we visited today who just passed away because of source of inspiration. So for those, who knew Gino, I would like to share this poem, the words of which I think he would have shared…. Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glint on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you wake in the morning hush, I am the swift uplifting rush f quiet birds in circling flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die. We will miss you dearly, Gino. But we are sure that the Heavens are celebrating and that God is saying, ‘You have done well, my Son. Welcome Home!’

cancer? Do we find peace of mind while watching others suffer, knowing the pain they go through? Morphine after morphine, until the pain deadens the mind, emotion, as death slowly takes away the last vestiges of life? What does God say about life’s interruptions? Is there anything He wants us to know? John Mac Arthur in God’s Promises shares this important points about the purpose of testing. First, to test the strength of our faith. Second is to humble us. Third is to wean us away from worldly things. Fourth is to call us in the heavenly hope that we live in the above and not in the below. Fifth, to reveal what we really love. Sixth, to teach us to value the blessing of God and to appreciate it as it comes to us in the times of suffering. Seventh, is to equip us to help others in their trial, to bear one another’s burdens. And eighth, to develop enduring strength for greater usefulness so that God can thrust us into greater places of ministry and effectiveness. All trials have an end. Do we have hope? Yes. Trust God.

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JACLYN LEE ANG, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF DUMAGUETE CITY, Respondent. x——————————————————————/

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ORDER Finding the verified petition filed on January 29, 2007 for Correction Of Entry As To Sex From Female To Male In The Records Of Birth Of Christian Figueras Ang born in Dumaguete City on October 20, 1997 by petitioner Jaclyn Lee Ang to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby ordered that the same be set for hearing on May 21, 2007 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before this Court. Any interested party may file a written opposition or contest the petition on valid ground and may appear on the date, hour, and place set forth in order that the same may be heard. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and the Cities of Bayawan, Dumaguete, Tanjay, Bais and Canlaon at the expense of the petitioner, once a week for three consecutive weeks. Let copy of this order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, The Register of Deeds of Dumaguete City and other interested persons. SO ORDERED. Given in Chambers, this 22nd day of February, 2007 at Dumaguete City, Philippines. (Sgd) CANDELARIO V. GONZALES Judge The Negros Chronicle April 22, 29 & May 6, 2007

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Senate sleeping ... From page 1 PURSUANT TO REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9054, ENTITLED ‘AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN AND EXPAND THE ORGANIC ACT FOR THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 6734, ENTITLED ‘AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AN ORGANIC ACT FOR THE AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO’, AS AMENDED…… 2. HB03742 // Status: REPUBLIC ACT (RA09340) enacted on 2 0 0 5 - 0 9 - 2 2 AN ACT RESETTING THE BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS, EXTENDING THE TERM OF OFFICE OF BARANGAY AND SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN OFFICIALS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES The following are House-approved bills of Macias which are being held pending in the Senate, awaiting its action, and the bicameral committee: 1. HB00041 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MODERNIZATION OF THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Status: Approved by the House on 2006-08-30, transmitted to on 2006-09-07

KAPATIRAN ... From page 1 They are like prophets in the wilderness whose lonely voice may yet be the real public outcry today, yet no one except them are articulating it. The principle of removing the pork barrel, is to be a product of public clamor because greedy legislators will never make this pass. They espouse the politics of virtue where citizens responsibility counts more than that of individuals. They seek moral and spiritual dimension wherein God’s people are chosen by virtue of God’s will and promises. Good citizenship, and basic political education is the key to an enlightend suffrage. Paredes as former student of Holy Name University in Bohol, is now a full fledge military career person, a PMA alumni, of the famous Class 7l with Ping Lacson and Gringo Honasan. He was with Tiburcio Fusilero when he visited the city last Friday. Given a chance these people who have seen the worst of times in our contemporary politics, deserve a seat in a senate that needs total revamp in all its physicial, spiritual and moral dimensions.

and received by the Senate on 2006-09-07 2. HB00048 AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A FAIR AND EQUITABLE TERMS FOR THE RELEASE OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS’ PROFESSIONAL FEE WITHHELD BY HOSPITALS OR MEDICAL CLINICS FOR FAILURE OF THE PATIENT TO PAY HOSPITAL BILLS AND PENALIZING VIOLATIONS THEREFOR Status: Approved by the House on 2006-08-30, transmitted to on 2006-09-07 and received by the Senate on 2006-09-07 3. HB00054 AN ACT AUTHORIZING LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS TO APPLY THE SHARE OF THE PROCEEDS DERIVED FROM THE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF HYDROTHERMAL, GEOTHERMAL AND OTHER SOURCES OF ENERGY FOR ELECTRIFICATION OF OTHER AREAS WITHIN T H E PROVINCE WHERE THE SOURCE OF ENERGY IS LOCATED, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE SECTION 294 OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OF 1991 Status: Approved by the House on 2006-04-05, transmitted to on 2006-0425 and received by the Senate on 2006-0420 3. HB04186 AN ACT DECLARING A PARCEL OF LAND OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN LOCATED IN BAIS CITY, PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL, AN

Chief Cops ... From page 1 and one caliber.45 . ALERT UP, ON JAIL ESCAPES. It is an old habit of some politicians to release some hardened criminals from jail secretly, and use them as body guards or goons in an election. The Siaton jailbreak is still being analyzed as to the motive. However, PNP Director Col. Omar Buenafe raised the alarm to all BJMP wardens of stiffer penalties will be imposed on guilty custodians of prisoners , if jailbreaks occur during the election period. Those affected by the reshuffles of local chiefs of police and station commanders are the following : RESHUFFLED. The chiefs of police and their assignments are: Canlaon City - C/Insp. Manuel Santiago Hidalgo; Vallehermoso - Insp. Keneth Paul Cabale Albotra; Guihulngan - C/Insp. Reynold Andot; La Libertad

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AGRICULTURAL LAND OPEN TO DISPOSITION FOR SOCIALIZED HOUSING Status: Approved by the House on 2005-11-29, transmitted to on 200512-06 and received by the Senate on 2005-12-06 4. HB04924 AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF ODIONGAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BARANGAY SAN JOSE, CITY OF TANJAY, PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL TO EMIGDIO V. MANZO MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Status: Passed by the Senate without amendments on 2007-02-19 5. HB05119 AN ACT REGULATING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATIONS OF HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS (HMOs), PROVIDING THEM INCENTIVES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Status: Approved by the House on 2006-08-30, transmitted to on 2006-09-07 and received by the Senate on 2006-09-07 6. HB05319 AN ACT DECLARING THE BALINSASAYAO TWIN LAKES LOCATED IN THE MUNICIPALITIES OF SIBULAN AND SAN JOSE, PROVINCE OF NEGROS ORIENTAL, AS A PROTECTED AREA UNDER THE CATEGORY OF NATURAL PARK AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES Status: Approved by the House on 2006-05-29, transmitted to on 2006-05-31 and received by the Senate on 2006-05-31. (Source Confirmed : by Macias Webpage in the House of Representatives.) - Insp. Edgard Deposoy; Jimalalud - Insp. Alfonzo Enriquez; Tayasan - Insp. Richard Gadingan; Ayungon - Insp. Errol Besario; Bindoy - Insp. Edilberto Gravador; Manjuyod Insp. Domeniciano Distrito Jr; Mabinay - Insp. Teodorico Picardal; Bais City - Insp. Rogelio Pineda Jr; Tanjay Supt. Alet Virtucio; Pamplona - Insp. Renato Bureros; Amlan - Insp. Eduardo Oira; San Jose Insp. Edilberto Deocades; Sibulan - Insp. Lorenzo Abella; Dumaguete - Supt. Dionardo Carlos; Bacong Insp. Edwin Tuble; Dauin Insp. Jerry Camarador; Zamboanguita - S/Insp. Donald Gadingan; Siaton - S/Insp. Regulio Getalan; Sta. Catalina - Insp. Leopoldo Ijan; Bayawan Supt. Roy Abella; Basay Insp. Canuto Balneg; and Valencia - S/Insp. Angelito Ramada. The reshuffle is per recommendation of Comelec supervisor Atty. Manuel Advincula of the province as approved by Comelec Com. REsurreccion Borra. Those with over two years of same assignment and those with relatives in the same town and kins of candidates are the ones being reshuffled. This goes to local treasurers who will be next to be reshuffled

West Pointer ... From page 1 the aide’d camp of President Ramos who is himself a West Pointer. Also in the likes of Angelo Reyes. Alan Cordova wants to serve Dumaguete as a councilor and we believe we give this young visionary a chance, in place of the old traditional brandless politicians. Maybe he will make a difference in our peace and order policy making. We hope if he wins, he will not be swallowed by the quagmire of dirty politics of compromise and patronage. That will be his end. We also have another talented pesonaslity in Bernard Catindig, who left a lucrative TV advertising talent profession in Manila, just to cast his luck in serving the people he loves most, in Dumaguete. A Silliman-bred talent of the arts, this young independent man could yet make a difference in our tourism and entertainment industry. The public will be willing to support his vision of putting our city into the map of the entertainment world. Randy Boy is popular in the market as he is the talent behind big TV ad

DECLARATION OF HEIRSHIP AND SALE

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT, PARTITION AND SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that Felomina Retes, one of the heir of the late spouses Crisostomo Retes and Catalina Reo have filed and executed a Declaration of Heirship and Sale on one seventh (1/7) portion of Lot No. 920, with OCT No. 9943, situated in the Municipality of Ayuquitan (now San Jose), in favor to Cecilio Marinate and Emperatriz Retes per Doc. No. 45, Page No. 95, Book No. IX, Series of 1975 of Notary Public Atty. Alfredo B. Renacia.

NOTICE is hereby given that Felisa R. Vda. De Torres, heir of the late Eugenia Retes; Cecilio Marimat, Sofia Retes and Nicolasa R. Pilio, heir of the late Regino Retes have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement, Partition and Sale on Lot No. 920-A, Psd-07036353, a portion of Lot No. 920, with TCT No. T-21650, situated in Municipality of Ayuquitan, now San Jose, Province of Negros Oriental, containing an area of 151 sq.m. in favor to spouses Antonio Yba and Valentina Basay per Doc. No. 45, Page No. 17, Book No. I, Series of 1997 of Notary Public Atty. Victoriano B. De La Cruz.

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The Negros Chronicle May 6, 13 & 20, 2007

brands such as Halls Candy, Wow Magic Sing, Diatabs and Petron Revox, Café Puro and San Miguel Beer. These are self-made independent people who owe no favors to any one except the voters. Let’s give them a chance in the council. These young, idealistic and visionary people whom we expect will not be swallowed by the greedy pangs of political patronage. If they will just stand consistent, the people will be in their side, and dirty politics on the other.

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ep. Juan Miguel Zubiri’s environmental crusade and pro-environment bills has caught media folks’ eyes as the campaign period heats up. A number of columnists have pointed out that most senatorial bets who’s campaign plan for this coming May election is composed of making hype, noise and rabble-rousing, have actually failed in all their nine years in Congress to file their own bills. “Most of them (senatorial bets) had been contented to affix their signatures as coauthors of bills their colleagues initiated. By contrast, Bukidnon Rep. Miguel Zubiri had been busy putting together bills that will help protect the environment, such as the landmark Biofuels Act of

2006,” a known columnist said. Zubiri, who is running for senator under the administration’s Team Unity, is a noted environmentalist and countryside development advocate. He authored several landmark pro-environment bills which include: the Biofuels Act of 2006, The Act To Revise The Philippine Environmental Code, The Act Providing For The Conservation And Protection Of Wildlife Resources and An Act Providing for Complete Protection Of The Mount Kitanglad Range. Zubiri said he in-

tends to continue pushing for the passage of the proposed bill that will strengthen forest management policies, such as in commercial timber farming, selective harvesting and protection of remaining primary and secondary forest areas—once elected to the Senate. His other important legislative measures that became laws are the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs of 2002 (RA 9165), the Rent Control Act (RA 9161), the Wildlife Conservation Act (RA 9147), the Optional ROTC Act (RA 9163) and the AFP Rate Base Pay Act (RA 9166).

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enator Edgardo J. Angara today said that the planned special agricultural economic zones should take advantage of the awesome natural endowments of Mindanao , which can host hog and livestock production and processing in a foot-and-mouth disease free environment and intensified crop production in a typhoon-free region. “There is no region as strategically positioned for this other than Mindanao , which is FMD-free and typhoonfree. These are endowments with a commercial value worth billions of pesos,” said Angara . Angara said that the establishment of hog and livestock production and processing centers in Mindanao will inevitably lead to the transformation of Mindanao as an export base for canned and processed meat products, products with real value added. He said that the FMD-free status of Mindanao will make the products acceptable and competitive in the global market as there are very few countries in Asia that can be truly declared as FMD-free. What will further boost hog, livestock and poultry production in Mindanao is the availability of yellow corn, which makes up 50 to 60 per cent of animal feed in-

gredients, said Angara . Angara said that the relocation of the operations of some of the biggest poultry integrators from Luzon to Mindanao was prompted by the availability of yellow corn in Mindanao . “All things fit. Mindanao is FMD-free, there is yellow corn for year-round feed production and there is land available for the purpose,” said Angara . The national government is considering the setting up of agricultureoriented economic zones, which will operate along the lines of special economic zones. The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Trade and Industry have broached the idea of setting these zones to President Arroyo, who supported the idea, according to news reports.


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BY DEMS REY T. DEMECILLO

(From the CHRONICLE Files)

THIRTY YEARS AGO

Maxino heads IBP group; vows legal help to poor May 1, 1977 — Noted legal practitioner, law professor, and active civic leader, Atty. Marcelino Maxino has been elected to head the over 300-member chapter of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Negros Oriental Chapter. In an interview, Maxino told the CHRONICLE that his administration will seek to deeply involve the IBP in the affairs of the community, particularly in the promotion of justice among the underprivileged. He also pledged to promote unity among IBP members. Maxino is a holder of a masters of law from the University of Michigan USA and was former dean of the college of law of Foundation University. He is now a law professor in Silliman University. Aside from helping seek solutions to local community problems, Maxino shall also activate the IBP

legal assistance program. This year’s IBP new set of officers will be inducted possibly by Chief Justice Jose B. L. Reyes.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Supreme Court reinstates Umbac as NORECO head May 3, 1987 —- In a decision penned by Hon. Marcelo Fernan, chairman of the Supreme Court Second Division, the High Court has temporarily reinstated Atty. Arturo V. Umbac as general manager of the Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative effective immediately. The court said that considering the allegations contained, the issues raised and the arguments adduced in the petition for certiorari with preliminary injunction the

court resolved that NORECO II is restrained from carrying out the dismissal and ouster of Umbac as general manager of the electric cooperative.

TEN YEARS AGO

Dumaguete press earns praise from local leaders

May 4, 1997—- Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Eleuterio Chiu, DECS Provincial Supervisor Supt. Metodio Gapasin, Councilor Dr. Noel De Jesus and Dumaguete PNP Chief Supt. Amado Paneda were one in saying that the working press in the city of Dumaguete is generally objective, fearless and dedicated in its endeavor, four known community leaders said during a forum hosted by the Negros Chronicle editor. The said activity was sponsored by UNESCO and the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) in observance of the World Press Freedom Day celebration. Judge Chiu described the local media as very vigilant, accurate, fearless and thorough in exposing anomalies either in the judiciary or in the local government. However, Chiu, who was once a media practitioner himself before he joined the judiciary, suggested that news writers and broadcasters should just stick to the facts of the stories and never allow themselves

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late JUANITO RENACIA, SR., have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition on Tax Declaration No. 85-19879, situated at Tan-ayan, Nangka, Bayawan, Negros Oriental, containing an area of Fifteen Hectares and Three Thousand Nine Hundred Ten sq.m., per Doc. No. 31, Page No. 8, Book No. I, Series of 2007 of Notary Public Atty. Allan C. Martinez. The Negros Chronicle May 6, 13 & 20, 2007

to inject personal opinion when giving the news. On the other hand, Gapasin who was recently subjected to media scrutiny recently said that “they (media) are very professional…they write objectively.”

Dumaguete’s ... Sunday ... From page 8

Philippines and Latin America. In 1908 Fray Mariano (Bernad) was able to convoke a Chapter (the first since 1829) to elect his successor, and by 1912, the Congregation of Augustinian Recollects became an independent religious order separate from the Augustinians. “There is much else in this compilation of interest to Philippine scholars. Among them (was) the coming of the first Apostolic Delegate, Placide Louis Chapelle, and the results to the Recollects of the loss of the friar lands. “The compiler and editor is a noted historian, Father Angel Martinez Cuesta… (who) shows himself a real historian by setting down, with courage and honesty, not only the achievements but also the defects of the men of his Order and the crisis that the Order underwent.”

From page 8 “How To Win Friends And Influence People.” There is merit in these schemes of course, and they do work for us in our feverish climb to success. But sometimes we do these in exchange for moral rectitude, and therein lies the precariousness of success. Some time ago I attended a conference on the subject “Business Matters.” What was impressed in my mind was the personal testimony of a marketing executive who revealed to us his inner thoughts. “All students of Philippine history must be grateful to him for thus painting a picture of the times in their true colors,” the reviewer of the Journal concludes. The History of Negros (1980) by Fr. Angel Martinez Cuesta holds the distinction of doing the same.

LOTS FOR SALE

271 sq.m. and 235 sq.m. Pleasantville, Banilad, Dumaguete City. Silent place. Contact: 0906-2070-520 Person: Martin Janssen.

Briton ...

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late ANGELISA A. DIVINAGRACIA have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement on Lot 7, Block 3, Psd-07052533, being a portion of Lot 1-C-2-A, Psd-07-051615, covered by TCT No. T-37853, situated in Barangay Villareal, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, containing an area of 150 sq.m. per Doc. No. 111, Page No. 24, Book No. 4 of Notary Public Atty. Reynaldo D. Piñero. The Negros Chronicle April 29, May 6 & 13, 2007

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Nigel Neve revealed that prior to the time his late wife was laid to rest sometime last April 29, 2007 in Tabuelan, Cebu Province, two people who claimed to belong to PNP Sibulan told him that for an amount of PHP1,000,000.00 they would close the investigation regarding the death of his late wife. This would be done in coordination with the funeral parlor who conducted the embalming of his wife. Almost simultaneously, the relatives of his wife told him that a certain Atty. Amante went to their house in Tabuelan, Cebu Province and made them sign some documents said to be related to the funeral arrangement of the late Gena Neve. Worse, the documents were not read to them or explained. Thereafter, there was a press release alleging that Nigel Neve was the suspect and that he was in hiding which is totally false. In fact, he attended personally with his children the burial arrangement of his wife. Nigel Neve has announced that now that his

ors were placed outside the designated areas. Campaign workers of a certain candidate for the town’s council have practically peppered trees and posts with his poster showing his hand being raised by the incumbent mayor. The Commission on Elections said that it can be considered an election offense but the agency will await for any interested party who will file a disqualification case against the violators.

From page 14-A mit and the franchise fee in such shocking rates and fashion. All they want is a more benevolent city government, something which can only be possible if we change the incumbent leadership. Earlier, vice-mayoralty candidate Woodrow Maquiling dared Perdices and his entire slate to campaign in the public market so they could get the “cold shoulder treatment” reserved for them.

Three minors ... From page 6 wife has been laid to rest, he will pursue his quest for justice. He has sought the assistance of the British Embassy on the matter and is offering the amount of PHP100,000.00 to anyone who could provide information leading to the conviction of the unknown killer of his wife Gena Neve. For this purpose, any information could be relayed to his counsel the MERCADO & PARTNERS LAW FIRM for proper coordination.

one unit Voda Cellphone worth Php 32,000, wallets, one Samsung cellphone worth 15,000. Investigation showed that the victims were also on board a motorcycle when the robbers suddenly materialized and pointed a gun at them before kicking their unit. As a result the victims fell from their vehicle which caused them to sustain some injuries. Without wasting any moment the unidentified men succeeded in robbing the victim before escaping.


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Market vendors, drivers vow 12-0 vs. Kasaligan

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laiming that their lives have been made worse by the insensitive and inconsiderate policies pursued by the current city leadership, market vendors, stall owners, and tricycle drivers vowed to go all out in favor of Umbac and his party on election day. For many of those interviewed, in- burdened with the exorbitant rentals, fees, cluding their leaders who preferred to re- surcharges, interests being imposed on main anonymous fearing reprisals from “a them, the boorish behavior of those in vindictive mayor and his cohorts,” the charge of the market administration and May 14 exercise will be the day of reck- the Pau-nay hullabaloo. The same sentiment was also exoning, a time when they can express their long held disenchantment on the way the pressed by drivers plying the city routes, current city administration is treating they cannot understand how the governthem just because they happen to be poor. ment can afford to raise the mayor’s per Stall owners complained that they are Turn to page 23

Kasaligan unfazed by “masa” revolt Despite expressions of disapproval among the vendors, tricycle drivers and barrio folks because of alleged ill treatment they get from the city government and the banning ofTigbakay during fiesta celebrations. The members of the administration slate is confident that they will make a clean sweep this coming May 14. According to Amy Dicen, daughter of last termer city Councilor Atty. Samuel Dicen, she is not at all afraid that her father’s supposed unpopularity among the drivers will negatively affect her electoral chances.In fact, the drivers themselves through their leaders are among her most ardent followers as she vowed to match, if not surpass, her father’s accomplishment as a city councilor. For his part, Ablong said that even if many Tigbakay aficionados were disappointed of his steadfast refusal to allow it to be staged in their barangays, he has earned the support of their wives and children who are obviously more numerous than their husbands.

Lady mayor’s son replaces mama

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ue to health concerns, the incumbent mayor of Zamboanguita town withdrew her candidacy to be replaced by her own son. Mayor Lourdes Adanza, wife of reelectionist Third District Board Member Bobot Adanza, will be substituted by son Kit Mark Adanza as the official bet of the Lakas- CMD party. He is opposed by Constantino “Boy” Recto, the official candidate of the Nationalist People’s Coalition. In effecting the substitution, the young Adanza was accompanied by Lakas-CMD provincial chairman and outgoing Third District Congressman Herminio Teves to the provincial COMELEC office to seek advice on the proper procedure. According to the COMELEC, substitution is allowed for reasons of incapacity, disqualification of candidates or even without any grounds cited provided it is done on or before May 7. Independent candidates cannot be substituted primarily because no accredited political party nominated them.

“Parokya ni Edgar” yield gun, ammos Two men who claimed to be campaign supporters of Third District congressional candidate Edgar Teves were arrested after being flagged down by members of the Philippine National Police at a checkpoint in the municipality of Bacong on Labor Day. Authorities identified the suspects as Romeo Brosi, 69, of Inalad, Siaton and Rene Solis Torres, 46, of Pasonanca Zamboanga City. They were on board a motorcycle with expired registration when confronted by the PNP team headed by Insp. Edwin Tuble. Oriental Negros Provincial Police Office Director Sr. Supt. Melvin Ramon Buenafe accused Torres of being a member of the New People’s Army after leaving the Revolutionary Proletariat Army-Alex Bongcayo Brigade. He also has a standing warrant of arrest for the murder of a Barangay Captain in Handumanan, Bacolod City. Seized from the suspects were a .380 caliber pistol, 26 live ammunitions, six sim cards and a list of persons with contact numbers. Appropriate charges are being readied against the suspects who are now detained at the Siaton District Jail.

Illegal posters enough to disqualify guilty bets?

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ow can you disqualify a candidate whose posters are all over town but claims he doesn’t know who posted them nor did he give any permission for people to do so? Exasperated citizens have voiced out their desire to have all candidates who not follow the injunction that they should avoid posting their campaign paraphernalia outside of the COMELEC designated areas be disqualified from running. This came after it was observed that many national and local candidates including self-styled environmentalists and several partylist groups are wantonly disregarding the COMELEC’s directive as they mount their posters on trees, electric posts and even in private properties. In the municipality of Valencia alone, some posters of the entire administration slate from the Mayor down to the council Turn to page 23

theCIVICcircle

BY LELE MARTINEZ

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

The Ultimate Luxury I

have one secret luxury that I really enjoy and could not do without; it is also the secret of my health and well being. I love a good massage!

The ancient art of massage is popular all over Asia. Resorts and Spas all over Asia now include massage among the specialized services they offer. We have our own traditional Filipino massage known in Visayan as hilot that is the cure all; from cough to fever to all kinds of aches. I love the luxury of a good massage, that manual manipulation of the kinks and knots of my tired muscles. After a hard day’s work, nothing beats a good massage. I attribute my mental and physical well being while under heavy stress in my previous career to my regular massage. Not surprising, with my slower pace of work now, I rarely need a massage but each chance for one is a welcome luxury. Massage, when properly applied helps balance the body, assist the posture, relieve aches and pains and increases the flow of oxygen to the blood and bones. Massage techniques range from basic manipulation

Be Honest ....

Nancy

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system, global warming, our political system, the environment, and everyone and everything else. But we need to remember that when we point our finger at something or someone, three fingers are pointing back at us. We need to begin with ourselves! Our most important resource in this country is people. Presently we are about 60+ million people and increasing every year. Our natural resources begin to shrink in significance beside this overwhelming number of people. You and I are an important part of this resource. There is no problem that cannot be solved. There is no field of human endeavor, there is no aspect or segment of our vast human resource that does not stand to benefit from creative, HONEST work. In government, creative and honest legislation, execution of the laws, and administration of honest justice can only result in better government for the benefit of the people. In education, teaching the values of creativity, work, and honesty will assure us of effective development of our students’ potentials in

of tight muscles for relaxation, back spasm or stress reduction. As a child, I remember the times my mother brought us children to the local hilot down by the bridge where people line up for a few minutes of good massage or hilot. It was a healing experience for many. Through the years, I have seen the traditional hilot evolve into the now sophisticated and scientific art of reflexology, Shiatsu, and pressure point massage. The last time I sprained my ankle, I had a series of sessions with my hilot suki and the massage really helped! The Dumaguete community is made up of many sectors; one admirable sector is the group of the blind who had made a decent living through massage. I have many friends who have their favorite blind masseuse, who swear by the excellent service this group gives. Last April 13, 2007, the Dumaguete Blind Massage group finally found a home in a

simple but prominently situated center called the Dumaguete Blind Massage Center. They are open 8 A.M. to 10 P.M. and ran by the association of blind masseurs. With an original group of 12, these brave and enterprising masseurs, 4 women and 8 men, offer massage, reflex, shiatsu and pressure point massage in the building built with the funds from Congressman Sunny R. Madamba and the City Government. It is the orange colored building beside the Women’s Center by the Rizal Boulevard. Try out a massage and feel the benefits; you can contact them at 225-8437. They do home service, too. Do you know it costs 30 dollars for a back rub in the U.S.? We only pay the equivalent of 3 or 4 dollars here. Let’s support our very own masseurs – they do a very good job. They represent a sector that is self reliant and independent in spite of their handicap.

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imagination”, then OFC will just have to continue trying new ideas where old ones have ceased to work because as you say, it is about “strength of character...which has to be induced to become national or collective...”. Collective national strength can not be achieved overnight neither can it be achieved or jolted by the appearance of leaders who capture the imagination otherwise it will just be the way of the pied piper... Yes, experts, technocrats, professors ... even leaders who “captured imaginations” have come and gone but so too, under Philippine conditions, they went WITHOUT LASTING IMPACT! What makes you think another one, capturing the same “imagination”, can be different if these same “collective psyche” refuse to change HOW IT IMAGINES ITSELF BECOMING? Inspiring leaders, YES! But it needs to have INSPIRED PEOPLE AS WELL... inspired not because they have an inspiring leader but inspired because the collective psyche is able to PRODUCE AN INSPIRING LEADER among them when they need one. This is where we differ, Boy. I don’t care if I will walk alone in a secluded and far away island but I will prefer an inspiration no bullet can kill! I prefer to work and yes, sacrifice my personal interests, so that one day the Filipino can stand proud in the knowledge that he is in control

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uncannily right to say that “strong” means “people who are not afraid to try ideas”. If OFC finds itself alone, boorish or boring because it has refused to follow where these tides of emotions usually take the ‘collective psyche’ of Filipinos every time it encounters leaders that “capture the

order for them to be of maximum use to society. In science and technology, creative, honest approaches to scientific problems will provide the right climate for technology development and advancement. The development of a creative, honest, and industrious people will surely boost our trade and industry, tourism, and foreign relations. “Creative, honest work” was Jun’s battle cry during his campaign days for the 1970 ConCon, and it has been our battle cry since then. We firmly believe in the BCBP’s “Be Honest Campaign”. Each of us needs to live, practice, and espouse this advocacy: “Be Honest – even if others are not, even if others will not, even if others cannot. For he who walks honestly walks securely.”

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BRP HYDROGRAPHER PRESBITERO

BCBP 12th Nat’l anniversary; launch Be Honest campaign

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RP HYDROGRAPHER PRESBITERO of the Dept of Environement and Natural Resources had just arrived from a weeklong study of the water compositon of the Spratley island starting last April 17, bringing along hydro scientists from Vietnam, Australia, Switzerland and The Philippines from the SU Marine Laboratory. They docked at the Dumaguete port last Sunday under chief of mission Capt Amado Ramillo and ship captain Ildefonso Pascual. SU Marine Lab was represented by Dr Hilconda Calumpong, Adonis Floren and Amida Diwata Macansantos.

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Republic of the Philippines CITY OF BAIS BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

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of his future and his INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The City Government of Bais invites interested bidders to apply for eligibility children’s future not a bit bothered and to bid for the supply and delivery of the following items, for hereunder require- by the change of leaders as they ments: come and go peacefully or violently. That is what we should be

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APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (ABC) aiming for and that is where OFC wants to go- create an empowered 1. PR # 225-07 – various const. materials for construction of people not empowered leaders. Sab-ahan E/S Cultural Stage, to be taken from the SEF Fund. 37,498.00 2. PR # 238-07 – various electrical materials for Rehabilitation of electrical installation of BCSCS to be taken from the SEF Fund. 36,443.00 3. PR # 293-07 – various construction materials for Repair of City Division Office, to be taken from the 20% Development Fund.

145,408.00

4. PR # 312-07 – various const. materials for construction of Drainage System at Brgy. II, to be taken from the 20% Development Fund. 299,325.00 5. PR # 316-07 – various materials for installation of Solar Submersible Pump and Const. of Water Tanks and Pipeline at strategic sites to be taken from 20% Development Fund. 131,965.00 6. PR # 325-07 – various materials for Site Develop- ment of Sanitary Landfill to be taken from the 20% Dev’t. Fund. 52,130.00 7. PR # 336-07 - various materials for water supply system Development at various barangays to be taken from 20% Development Fund. 94,455.00 8. PR # 338-07 - one unit centrifugal pump, 3HP, 230V, single Phase, GT 3.0, to be taken from the 20% Development Fund. 70,000.00 9. PR # 348-07 – various materials for fabrication of water-sealed Toilet bowls to be taken from the 20% Dev’t. Fund. 50,700.00 10. PR # 349-07- various materials for construction of drainage system at Bais City Pilot School to be taken from the 20% Development Fund. 225,740.00 11. PR # 364-07 – various materials for improvement of Cambaguio- Mansangaban road to be taken from the 20% Development Fund. 40,080.00 ———————— TOTAL P 1,183,744.00 ==========

Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. In order to qualify, bidders should conform to the eligibility criteria as prescribed under Sec.23.11 of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria as specified in the IRR-A of R.A. 9184. As such non-submission of the required documents will result in the disqualification of the bidder. All other particulars relative to the procurement process shall be govern by the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bid documents can be obtained upon payment of a non-refundable fee equivalent to the total amount of the ABC of the items in which interested bidders intend to bid, in accordance with the following rates: Below P50,000.00 - 0.5% but not less than P100.00 P50,000.00 but not more than P100,000.00 - 0.45% but not less than P250.00 P100,001.00 but not more than P200,000.00 - 0.4% but not less than P450.00 P200,001.00-P350,000.00 - 0.35% but not less than P800.00 P350,001.00 – P500,000.00 - 0.3% but not less than P1,225.00 P500,001.00-P1,000,000.00 - 0.2% but not less than P1,500.00 P1,000,001.00 and above - 0.1% but not less than P2,000.00 and not more than P10,000.00 Bid documents can be obtained at the BAC Secretariat c/o Office of the City Mayor or Office of the City General Services, this city, Tel. Nos. (035) 402-3182, or 402-8115, anytime during office hours; and can also be inquired for further information or particulars. The bidders shall drop their duly accomplished eligibility, technical, and financial documents each in separate sealed envelopes duly marked as such in the bid box at the Conference Room at the Office of the City Mayor on May 16, 2007 at 1:30 P.M., at which place, date and time said envelopes shall be opened in the presence of the members of the BAC, the attending bidders, the observers, or their duly authorized representative. Late bids shall not be accepted. The City Government of Bais reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject all bids at anytime prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. (Sgd.) CARMELINO L. MORALES The Negros Chronicle (City General Services Officer) May 6, 2007 BAC Chairman

True inspiration COMES FROM WITHIN, NOT WITHOUT. Yes, history does not only tell but also teach us lessons so we can avoid mistakes in the future. The lessons of Mao taught China well, and surely, Filipinos would never cop a Lee style dictatorship in these islands. Inspiration, Yes. Fear, No. I would have thought that your working side by side with the people taught you well about their inner feelings... We are both working for the same things but differ in our approaches. You walk one road we walk another. But it is not a reason why we should be shooting arrows at each other because that is a sign of weakness. You go and find “inspiring leaders” and we go and create an “empowered people”. Somewhere in this journey, we will have to “connect” or bring the two minds together to create the new and empowered Filipino Nation. (continued next issue)

The Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP) sent 2,500 out of its 30,000 members nationwide to its 12th anniversary celebration in Cagayan de Oro city last April 27-29. Foto of Dumaguete and Bohol BCBP members above. Meanwhile, the BCBP nationwide launched yesterday their “BE HONEST” campaign for clean and honest elections, via a motorcade awareness drive in the city’s major streets.

Call for entries to the 2nd Open Terra Cotta Sculpture Competition

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he Open Terra Cotta Sculpture Competition is calling for entries to its sec ond biannual international contest of terra cotta art. The contest is open to all artists. There are no restrictions in age. The entry must be a sculpture, done in 85% terracotta, and can be painted or glazed. The work should not be larger

OBITUARY ASSIST ANT PROASSISTANT VINCIAL PROSECUT OR PROSECUTOR SIR VILIANO EL VINIA SIRVILIANO ELVINIA JR. 55, w as inter was interrr ed last F rida y a Frida riday att the Duma guete Memorial Dumaguete ological Par k after necr ark necrological rites emains ear rites.. His rremains ear-lier w er e laid in sta te a wer ere state att the Hall of Justice wher e he w or ked ffor or 17 where wor ork year s. He is an alumnus ears of the Silliman U colle ge of la w, c lass 1977. colleg law class PROSECUT OR JUN EL VINIA is sur viv ed b y PROSECUTOR ELVINIA surviv vived by his wif e Mha y Anne Ace br on of Bais city; br othwife Mhay Acebr bron brother s and sister s Dario e, P aul, Sir vil and ers sisters Dario,, Ev Eve Paul, Sirvil Elvir a . He is the son of the la te L TO pr ovincial Elvira late LT pro head Sir ., whom Jun w as named afSirviliano Sr., was viliano Sr ter ter..

than 2 x 2 x 2 feet maximum dimensions or smaller than 1 x 1 x 1 ft. Exhibition of the entries and judging will be held on July 9, 2007 at the Foyer Gallery of the Luce Auditorium, Silliman University, Dumaguete. All contest participants will be invited to the exhibit in Dumaguete. Trophies and cash prize of Php50,000 will be given to three top entries. The competition is a component of the 2 nd Dumaguete Open Biennial Terra Cotta Art Festival, the only international devoted to the terracotta art

form. Participants to the contest have already re-

ceived entries from countries such as Indonesia, Macedonia, Italy and the United Kingdom. The Biennial is supported by the City Government of Dumaguete, Silliman University and Foundation University. For inquiries and application forms, please contact Kitty Taniguchi through email dumaguete_ terracotta@yahoo.com or dumaguete_ terracotta@yahoo.groups.com. You may also call Mariyah Gallery at (035) 2251687 and send SMS to (0921)3400686.


Loren nangumpanya dinhi

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Mayor sa Tanjay

usganong gipanghimakak ni Genuine Opposition Senatorial Candidate Loren Legarda ang mikatap sa text nga kung mapili siyang senador iyang kunhuran ang sweldo ug pension sa mga sakop sa Philippine National Police ug Militar. Sa usa ka presscon niadtong nakalabay nga semana dinhi sa syudad sa Dumaguete si Legarda miingon nga binuhatan sa usa ka tawong wala sa maayong pangisip ang gipakatap sa text. Gipasabot ni Legarda nga siya ang Co-Author sa balaod nga nagpasaka sa sweldo sa mga sakop sa PNP ug sa Militar. Busa bino-ang lang ug sa Men in Uniform ug karon ang modaut kaniya mipadayag sa iyang gidaut siya sa nagpakatap karon balihon na hinoon tungod ky nagpabilin kabalaka si kanhi senador sa text. Nagkanayon si siya ug pasangil. Matud ni siyang nag-una sa survey Legarda nga tikasan siya sa pinili-ay. Wala niya Legarda nga usa siya sa Legarda dili siya sa senatorial race. nagpa-usbaw sa sweldo matingala kun daghan Subay niini Gipadayon sa Pahina 4

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Baltazar SALMA Padayon karon nga gisuportahan ni Mayor Baltazar Salma ang iyang anak nga si Nail Salma bisan sa iyang tandugon nga kahimtang. Kahibalu-an nga niadtong nakalabay nga semana na admit siya sa Holychild.

RPAABB napalgan nga patay sa ka lalaki ang gituohang sakop sa Amlan Protariat Army- Alex UsaRevolutionary

Bongcayao Brigade kun RPA ABB napalgan nga patay na agi sa usa ka pinusilan sa may pangpang sa Pulang yuta, Sitio Cantarina, barangay Silab, Amlan. Sa ulahing balita sa kapulisan sa Amlan ngadto sa Provincial Police Office nasayran nga ang biktima giila sa ngalan nga Ruben Segasa, 38 anyos minyo lumad nga taga Sta. Catalina. Si Segasa naka-angkon ug samad agi ug pinusilan sa iyang tuong dalunggan nga maoy hinungdan sa iyang hinanaling kamatayon. Samtang nakuha sa kapulisan gikan sa nahitabu-an ang usa ka basiyo sa kalibre 45. Sa pakisusi nga gihimo sa

kapulisan nasayran nga ang biktima ulahing nakita nga kauban sila si Fredo Yaeso ug Julito Sedillo nga nag-inom sa pinuy-anan ni Sedillo. Human milabay ang pipila ka oras nakita sa mga saksi sila si Andres Berano, Enting Mallari ug anak nga lalaki niining si Rey nga naglakaw padulong sa dapit diin mapalgi ang patay nga lawas sa biktima. Padayon pang gisukitsukit ang mga saksi samtang wala na igkita ang duha ka mga kauban sa biktima.

EMER GENCY T AWA GA: EMERGENCY TAWA AWAG

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sa ka Memorandum of UnderstaNding gihulma sa Tripartite Industrial Peace Council kun TIPC dinhi ug sa national Labor Relation Commission kun NLRC sa Department of Labor and Employment dinhi sa rehiyon siete nga matag dunay kasungi-an tali sa management ug labor sectoR hiluton unsa kini sa TIPC inay molahos diretso sa NLRC. Mao kini ang nasayran sa Dumaguete Tonight gikan sa mga sakop sa TIPC nga sila si Engr. Greg Uymatiao, Vices Chairman sa Management Sectsor, Felizardo Calimpong Labor Sector ug Kenric Villaluz Labor Employ-

ment Officer Three sa DOLE. Sa giumol nga MOU gisugyot ngadto sa NLRC sa kaulohan nga kung dunay kasungi-an tali sa mamumuo ug sa Employer inay modangop gilayon ngadto sa NLRCs husayon una kini sa Tri-

partite Industrial Peace Council nga gilangkuban usab sa Gobernador George Arnaiz ug Mayor Agustin Perdices. Sumala ni Calimpong sa Labor Sector mas maayo nga hiluton una sa TIPC ang kasungi-an sanglit mas

dali ang kasabutan nga makab-ot kun itandi sa NLRC nga molanat pa ug mga lima ka tuig. Ubos sa MOU kun dili mahilot sa level sa TIPC ang albor dispsute una pa kini isang-at ngadto sa NLRC nga maoy Gipadayon sa mopatunga na Pahina 3

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Mga kabus gitutukan

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inahanglan ga dunay ‘small claims court’ alang sa mga kabus nga mga empleyado nga mokiha sa ilang employers o bisan kinsa nga ang claim dili molapas sa 20mil ka pesos. Kini susama sa people’s court sa Estados Unidos diin dali nga makab-ot ang hustisya. mag-uuma ug daghan pang uban. Ang buhatan niini anaa mahimutang sa Villareal Hall ug bukas kini gikan sa alas dos ngadto sa alas singko sa hapon. Sa pagka karon ang Salonga Law Center nagahigayon ug seminar ug lectures kabahin sa Election Law ngadto sa ulos bakak ang walag tuo nga pasangil nga gilabay sa kaatbang mga tinun-an.Sa dili pa sa politika ni First District Congressional Candidate Josy lang dugay giphigayon Limkaichong. Sa usa ka Presscon nga gipahigayon niadtong ang seminar ngadto sa nakalabay nga semana gitagsa-tagsa ug tubag ni La Libertad Mayor ug Law Enforcers kabahin karon kandidato pagka kongresista sa unag distrito ang mga issues batok sa Duties and Responsibilities niini panahon sa kaniya. eleksyon. Gikataw-an lang ni Panaligan Command Mao ang iyang Limkaichong si Camero mibarug nga sila ang repagkatawo. Sa sayo pa si kanhi La Libertad Mayor ug miingon nga ang sponsible sa krimen ug ug karon magpapiling kihante mismo wala mga CAFGU ang mga Mayor, Napoleon motoo sa kasong iyang biktima. Sigun sa Camero misang-at ug gisang-at sanglit sa hear- nakuha nilang mga idendisqualification case ing nga gitakda niadtong tification card gikan sa angayog certification si Supt. Dionardo Carlos hepe sa batok kang Mayor Abril 20 sa buhatan sa biktima. Gani miingon ng Provincial Election Su- ang Leonardo Panaligan kapulisan ning dakbayan sa Dumaguetes gikan sa doktor sa Limkaichong Command nga duna usa ka pribadong tambalanan ning dakbayan nga mamahimo namasangil nga dili pervisor wala mo tunga silay nakuha nga mga si Camero. Pilipino ang nang makagawas ang usa ka most wanted ning syudad nga napusilan ug armas de fuego gikan sa Hinoon giangkon ni kasamtangan Mayor.s dunay nag-ungot nga warrant of arrest. sumala ni Camero sa Mayor Limkaichong nga mga biktima. Apan si Mayor Mahinumduman si arrest sa hukmanan ni Col. Carlos mas gusto iyang pasngil intsik si na apektohan ug gamay Limkaichong kusganon ang iyang pangumpanya LImkaichong. E x - p o l i c e m a n gumikan sa reklamong siyang matugyan na sa Pan sa Presscon tungod sa maong issue. nga mibarog usab nga Numeriano Gabo paglapas sa Dangerous Bureau of Jail Managesigun sa dagan sa kaso napusilan ug naigo sa Drug Act. Sumala ni Col. ment and Penology si subling gipalanog ni Josy Apan padayon niyang politically motivated ang gipasabot ang katawhan nga siya pinoy tungod likod nga bahin nga Carlos kung duna nay Gabo magamit ang polis sa unang distrito sa kaso. krimen. Kini tungod kay maoy hinungdan nga certificate sa doctor nga nagbantay kaniya sa kay Naturalized Filipino Laing isyu nga giklaro ni ang gipasakan ug na ang iyang amahan hangtud karon mamahimo ang umaabot nga eleksyon. sa mga Limkaichong mao ang sumbong nga si Julio Sy sa dihang Ilabi na karon nga nagpabilin kini sa makagawas si Gabo sa gipanganak siya pasangil sa giingon nga imbestigador o Taskforce tambalanan. Matud ni tambalanan ideretso na nagkinahanglan ang niadtong Nov. 9 1955. Leonardo Panaligan Manluminsag atubangan Col. Carlos naka wheel- kini ug tugyan ngadto sa Dumaguete City Police Matud ni Limkaichong Command sa New sa Provincial Prosecutors chair na si Gabo apan City Jail sa Station ug dugang mga niadto pang Sept. 21 People’s Army nga dili Offices dili mga sakop sa pulis. Matud ni Col. padayon kining Bajumpandan. 1959 ang first court of in- mga inosenteng sibilyan NPA. gibantayan sa usa ka puGiklaro ni Supt. Carlos inay usa ka tawo stance dinhi Gani partikular nga ang ang biktima sa brgy. lis aron dili maka-iskapo. Carlos nga bugtong court lang ang bantayan sa usa mipagawas sa ilang Manluminsag ambush gitumbok ni Mayor Si Gabo target order lang ang ka pulis mas mayo pang desisyon nga naturalized niadtong Marso 9 kun Limkichong si Sandallo kaniadto sa kapulisan makapugong kanila sa magamit sa pagbantay sa Filipino na ang iyang dili armed goons. Mongolore nga aron masikop nunot sa pagbalhog kang Gabo sa daghang lungsuranon amahan. Ang Leonardo nadakpan giluwatan nga warrant of bilanggo-an. Gipasabot dinhi. Gipadayon sa Pahina 4 Mao kini ang gipamahayag ni Atty. Mikhail Maxino Director sa Salonga Law Center sa Silliman University College of Law, Atol sa launching sa programang legal clinic nga gisabak sa tulomanong Dumaguete Tonight. Ang Legal Clinic gipaluyohan sa Salonga Law Center diin mohatag kini ug libring legal advice ngadto sa mga kabus, pinaagi sa

programang Dumaguete Tonight. Ang t i g p a m i n a w m a m a h i m o n g makapadangat sa ilang legal questions ug tubagon kini sa mga tinugyanan sa Salonga Law Center. Ang Salonga Law Center maoy dangpanan sa mga kabus nga dunay mga pangutana o problema kabahin sa pangabuso ngadto sa kababayin-an ug kabataan, mananagat,

Limkaichong mga pasangil gitubag

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Most wanted nga pulis makaguwa na

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Ang anaa sa hulagway mao si Fe Montaño ug ang iyang kapikas sa kinabuhi nga si General Ramon Montaño kuyog sila sa atong Presidente si Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Kahibalu-an nga si Fe midagan pagka Mayor sa San Jose batok ni Mayor Ruiz ug ang iyang bana usa midagan pagka Kongresista sa ikaduhang distrito batok ni Gob. George Arnaiz dinhi sa ikaduhang distrito sa lalawigan sa Oriental Negros.

Ang Yagyag, ang mantalaan nga nag alagad sa masa mugula matag Adlawng Miyerkules, Ang buhatan naa sa Piapi, Dumaguete City. REX BIEN CORNELIO Publisher Dems Rey Demecillo / JUNNICK YAISO Editorial Writers FLORENCE BAESA News Editor MOKONG RAMIREZ , STEVE GABRIEL Contributors RUBEN LABARES Graphics


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Labor Day dunay mga kalingawan

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ukwahi sa ubang mga dapit sa nasud nga matag Labor Day sa Mayo uno nga dunay rally sa kadalanan nga himoon dinhi sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete ug sa Negros Oriental usa ka kalingawan ang himoon sa Labor Sector,Managesment ug sa DOLE agig pagsaulog sa Labor Day.

Gipakighibi-an sa Energy FM si senatoryabol Sonia Roco nila ni Jack Jaime DJ ug Rex Cornello anchorman sa Dumaguete Tonight nga diin ilang gipangutana kabahin sa iyang plataporma uga sa iyang likod ang iyang Campaign manager dinhi Steve Gabriel igsoon sa printer sa Negros Chronicle

Matud ni Erni Jordina Administrative Assistance sa DOLE dinhi nga nahinabi sa Dumaguete Tonight ang Tema sa kasaulogan karong tuiga mao ang “Social Partnership for Productivity and Competitiveness. Dunay motorcade

nga gipahigayon mga alas dos sa hapon gikan sa Freedom Parks padulong ngadto sa Quezon Park. Dunay parlor games ug raffle draw nga gipaluyohan sa Tripartite Industrial Peace Council. Pagkagabii dunay gipahigayon nga

programa diin mihatag sa ilang mga mensahe sila si Mayor Agustin Perdices ug Gobernador Arnaiz. Isip Co-Chairman ug Chairman. Ang Slogan “Galing, Husay at Talino, Handog ng Manggagawang mga Pilipino.

Roco mipasalig TB nikuyaw pa nga dili mangurap

Dunay upat ka suspected multi drug resistant tuberculosis dinhi sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete. Mao kini ang gipamahayag ni Dr. ingpit na unyng ipatuman ang balaod nga study now pay later Ma. Lourdes Estolloso-Ursos Unit Head sa TB DOTS Center sa SUMCFI, kung plaron ugaling sa senado si senatoriable Sonia Roco. Sa Department Head sa Preventive and Community Medicine ug TB Diagiyang pagpangampanya niadtong nakalabay nga huwebes nostic Committee member nga nahibalag sa Dumaguete Tonight sa Radio Clinic. diha sa Elcameno ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete.

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Si Gng. Roco kinsa nagdala kinsa nagdala sa titulo nga inang guro mibutyag nga ang iyang plataporma de gobierno mao ang study now pay later. Matud pa

niya daghan pang panginahanglan ug character ormation ang mga lider ug politico sa nasud. Kinhanglan magpatigbabaw kanunay

ang maayong values. Busa miawhag si Gng. Roco sa katawhan nga unta pili-on gyud pagayo ang mga kandidato nga modala sa renda sa pangagamhanan.

Kong. Teves dili na sa politika

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ulod sa tulo ka dekada nga pagsulod sa politika, hingpit nang mopahuway sa politika si First District Congressman Herminio Teves. Apan bisan kun moundang na siya sa politika magpabilin siyang mopaluyo sa mga kandidatong may winnability ug kapabilidad sa pagpapili sa usa ka public office. Sa pakighinabi sa Energy FM Dumaguete Tonight na andam na niya kini bisan pa niadtong aktibo pa siya sa

politika. Iyang giklaro nga dili pagpanghilabot ang iyang himoon sanglit dugay na siya gituboy ug mga kandidato. Sa sayo

MOU gihulma. . . usab. Sa ingon niini molu-ag ang mga kaso nga husayon sa NLRC. Sa pikas nga bahin giangkon ni Engr. Greg Uymatiao Vice CoChairman sa Management Sector sa Tripartites Industrials Peaces Council nga dunay mga employer dinhi ang wala mosunod sa 215 pesos nga minimum wages sa mga mamumuo. Matud pa niya

Ang World Health O r g a n i z a t i o n mipahimangno nga ang mamahimong 200 times mahal tambalan ug imposible tambalan kung walay himoong konkretong lakang ang kagamhanan sa pagsumpo sa Drug-resistant tuberculosis. Sumala sa report sa World Health orOganization ang drugresistant TB naghulga karon sa Pilipinas ug sa ubang nasud sa Southeast Asia. Gipasabot ni Dr. Ursos ang maong sakit moigo niadtong

mga pasyente nga dili motiwas sa pag-inom sa ilang tambal, alang sa TB. Tungod niini nagkinahanglan na sila sa mas mahal nga tambal alang sa sakit sa baga ug mas taas nga panahon sa pagpatambal.ang pasyente nga dunay MDR TB moabot ngadto sa duha ka tuig ang pagtambal niini. Midugang si Dra. Ursos nga sa pagkakaron tulo pa lang ka mga tambanan sa pilipinas ang maykatakos sa pagtambal sa MDR TB patients. Kini pulos atoa

sa kaulohan. Busa ang suspekted SRA TB patients dinhi kinahanglan ipadala sa kaulohan aron masusi sa mga espesyalista didto. Busa sa pagsaulog sa World Health Day dunay gihimo nga halapad nga kampanya ang TB DOTS center sa SUMCFI kabahin sa paglikay ug pagtambal sa TB. Kini naglakip sa pagpamalit ug stickers kabahin sa TB mga pedicabs aron pag alarma sa mga tunghaan ug mga organisadong pundok ug sa uban pa.

pa si Kongresista Teves gisaway tungod sa giingon nga pagpanghilabot niini sa politika.

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kadaghanan hinoon misunod sa paghatag sa minimum wage. Matud ni Uymatiao nga may kumpaniya nga makigsabot-sabot nalang sa ilang mga kawani aron makalahutay sa operasyon. Apan si Kenric Villaluz Labor Employment Officer Three sa DOLE dinhi miingon nga ang sabot-sabot

wala itugot sanglit mandatory alang sa employers ang paghatag sa 215 pesos nga minimum wage. Matud ni Villaluz kini ang hinungdan kun nganong dunay kinalitkalit nga inspeksyon nga gihimo ang DOLE ngadto sa mga kompaniya. Hinon wala niya ibutyag kun duna bay nasakpan nga employers.

Nagpabilin karon nga tag 18 pesos ang kada kilo sa NFA rice nga kasagaran mao kini ang gipamalit sa mga kabukiran. Kini tungod sa padayon nga pagtaas sa presyo sa bugas mais nga mikabat ngadto 22 ang ang kada kilo. Kahibalu-an nga ang NFA rice karon mas dekalidad kay mga nangani nga mga NFA rice.


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AngMantalaangNag-alagadsaMasa Limkaichong mga. . . Gikan sa Pahina1 sa usa ka checkpoint sa Bindoy nga naghupot ug armas de fuego nga nigamit sa motorsiklo niadtong higayona nga naka rehistro sa usa ka Miguel Vergara nga driver sa usa ka politico sa unang distrito. Gipanghimakak ni Mayor Limkaichong nga nakaila siya sa tanang biktima sa ambush. Matud paniya ang ubang biktima hitch hikers ug na-andn n kini didto sa kabukiran nga dunay mang hitch sa mga sakyanan o buses nga dili taga unang distrito. Nangatarungan si Mayor Limkaichong nga dili niya kontroldo kun si kinsa ang manakay o mang hitch sa mga sakyanan sa barangay. Sa pikas nga bahin gibasut sa Mayor sa La Libertad nga duna siyay Armed Gons. Mibali siya ug pasangil sa iyang mga kaatbang nga maoy dunay armed goons. Gani miingon si Mayor Limkaichong nga dili na gani siya makapagusto ug pangumpanya sa unang distrito tungod sa hulga sa iyang kinabuhi. Kusganon niyang gipanghimakak ng duna siyay imported goons

gikan sa Mindanao. Midugang si Mayor Limkaichong nga wala siya motambong sa giphigayon nga Covenant Signing sa unang distrito sanglit ang pirmahanay alang lang sa mga kandidato pagka Mayor ug ikaduha daan na siyang nagpasidaan sa Comelec nga dili makaadto sanglit puno na ang iyang schedule nidtong higayona. Apan wala kini magpasabot nga motisok siya ug kagubot sa unang distrito. Samtang dili babag s kandidatura ni La Libertad Mayor Josy Limkaichong ang mga mayor sa unang distrito nga mipaluyo sa kandidatura sa iyang kaatbang nga si Olive Paras kinsa magpapiling Kongresista usab. Mao kini ang gipamahayag ni third district Congressman Meniong Teves sa usa ka presscon. Matud ni Kongresista Teves sigun sa survey nga iyang gipahimo sa unang distrito nagpakhilum lang ang mga botante didto kun si kinsa sa duha ang pilion karong Mayo 14. Kini maong

butang usa k maayong timailhan. Samtang ang laing kandidato pagka kongresista nga si Jerry Paras giingon ni Meniong nga huyang sigun sa survey nga iyang gipahimo. Sumala ni Kongresista Teves ang mga Mayor sa unang distrito mipugong sa ilang mga tawo ng mobotar kang Mayor Limkaichong. Butang nga dili angay sanglit isip leaders angayan nga mag-agad kini sa kagustuhan sa katawhan. Matod ni Kongresista Teves nga sigun sa iyang pakighinbi sa mga Mayor sa unang distrito mipadayag kini nga nahinayak lang sila sa pagpaluyo kang Olive Paras sanglit dugay nakadesisyon si Mayor Limkaichong nga m a g p a p i l i n g kongresista. Dako ang pagtuo ni Kongresista ang winnability ni Mayor Limkaichongs ug ang nanambong bisan pa gani sa Guihulngan ang nailing balwarte sa iyang kaatbang.Masaligon ni Mayor Limkaichong nga mogawas nga mananaug sa umaabot nga bugnong logaynon.

Maiiniton nga gidaawat nila ni Gob. Arnaiz , Mayor Perdices ug Marina Mendoza ang mga bata alang sa Summer Camp nga pagahimoon.

Patay sa Dumaguete dugay masulbad

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ili dali ang pagsang-at ug sumbong labaw na dili dali ang pagbista sa mga kaso nga naglambigit sa Extrajudicial killings ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete. Mao kini ang gipamahayag ni Supt. Dionardo Carlos hepe sa kapulisan ning dakbayan sa Dumaguete. Gipasabot ni Col. Carlos nga magagikan sa Camp Crame sa kaulohan ang resulta sa Ballistics Examination nga ipahigayon sa Slugs ug mga basiyo nga makuha sa mga imbestigador sa krimen gikan sa nahitabu-an sa krimen. Ang pagbaton ug ligon nga ebidinsya mahinungdanon kaayo ron molahutay sa korte ang kaso nga ilang isang-

Loren... Gikan sa Pahina 1 isalikway nga hayan dun- na pud unyay mahitabo nga pagpanikas karong eleksyona. Sa pikas nga bahin track record mao kini

at batok sa mga gikatahapan kini matud ni Col. Carlos. Midugang siya nga galinya sa PNP Crime Lab. Sa Camp Crame ang mga awhag alang sa ballistics nga gikansa sa nagkadaiyang mga dapit sa nasud nga Pilipinhon. Giklaro ni Carlos nga dili tinuod nga ila lang gipasagdan ang nahitabong mga pagpamatay sa syudad sa miaging tuig ug

sayong bahin karong tuiga. Hinoon pagkakaron matud ni Col. Carlos ngpabilin nga malinawon ang syudad sa Dumaguete ug ang mga nahitabo karon mao ang street crimes sama sa hold-up ug tulis. Apan wala molugak ang kapulisan sa pagbantay sa kahusay ug kalinaw gani mao kini ang ilang gihatagan ug pagtagad karon.

ang mahatag sa mga senatorial candidates sa Genuine Opposition ngadto sa katawhan ug dili salapi. Mao kini ang reaksyon ni Legarda sa kontrabersyal nga pamahayag ni Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales

ang mohatag sa Team Unity 12-0. Sumala ni Legarda plataporma de gobyerno ang mahatag sa Genuine Opposition. Matud niya walay kwarta ang opposition dilis sama sa administration party nga nagbaha ang salapi.

Duha ka krimen sa lain-laing lugar

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sa ka lalaki nanigbas patay sa laing lalaki nga boluntaryo nga mitahan sa iyang kaugalingon sa kapulisan. Ang gikatahapan nga daling mitahan sa kapulisan human makapatay giila sa kapulisan nga si Armando Masuela 25 minyo, taga barangay Bahi-an, Tanjay. Si Masuela mitahan suspetsado gitangong na kamot sa kapulisan sa human gipanikbas si Jun- sa presohan sa Tanjayan Guihulngan. Unang nasikop mao Jun Ramirez nga City. molupyo sa samang Sa laing panghitabo ssi Eduardo Catubay, dapit. Gitugyan usab sa duha ka lalaki ang pulos Alias Edwin Catubay 46 minyo taga suspetsado ngadto sa may warrant of arrest anyos, barangay Balugo, Mao kini ang ginabuhat sa mga organisadong grupo atol sa kapulisan ang gigamit gumikan sa mga kasong Guihulngan. Si Catubay pagsaulog sa earth day nga diin ang ilang pinakatumong mao ang niini sa pagpatay sa pagpatay, Homicide ug nasikop sa mga sakop sa pagluwas sa atong kalikupan kining maong hulagway gihimo biktima nga nagkadugo Frustrated Murders. Ang 61 st IB sa barangay pa. Sa pagkakaron ang duha nahulog sa mga Pacuan, La Libertad. niadtong miaging tuigpa.


May 6 2007