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Comelec-IBP vs poll frauds


he Commission on Elections and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines, have openly joined hands in fighting electoral fraud by activating its legal arms in pursuing those who make a mockery of tomorrow’s political exercise. Comelec chief Atty Juvenal Tuale and IBP chapter president Atty Miles Bejar , have pledged to help anyone who raises any meritorious complaint about violators of election during and after elections. Once the complaint is lodged with the

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Comelec, it will refer the matter to the IBP for legal assistance in case it concerns the voters rights and welfare. The Integrated Bar of the Philippines Negros Oriental chapter headed by Atty.

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ELECTION OFFICERS final briefing: LR Alan Yap, JImalalud; Juvenal Tuale, PES; Tess Advincula, LaLibertad; Rodelina Araula,Valencia; James Aba, Ayungon; Nick Alcantara, Basay; Dixie Calibo,Pamplona; Ian Macaraya, Bayawan; Felix Gonzaga, Tanjay; Martin Cornelio, Bais; Genaro Trumata, Siaton; Chris Ozoa,Amlan; Raffy Orellana,Guihulngan; and Inday Cañares, Bacong.

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City bankrupt? KC city treasurer bares true figures he City Government of Dumaguete is not literally bankrupt that it will close shop. The City treasurer KC Merced explained that there is currently a time deposit of P100.5Million in Land Bank, DBP and Veterans Bank while there are current and savings deposits in the same banks plus PNB vice PVB in the amount of P90.4Million . (See Summary Financial Statement on page 5) But the big question is : are Officer, Antonette General, should all these P190+ Million in the be able to say whether or not they bank already OBLIGATED, still have ALLOCABLE funds meaning, are they already out of the present figures… earmarked for a definite project Moreover, there will be or purpose? The Sanggunian or additional INCOME coming into City Council, or the City Budget To page 5


bout half of the 763,937 registered voters in Negros Oriental will cast their vote tomorrow May 11 in what is considered the hottest election contest in the political history of Negros Oriental. Political kingpins have come and gone, political dynasties have dominated the political scenes , but because of the historic and major hiatus created by the deaths of two governors, Macias and Perdices, in almost rapid succession right after the 2010 elections, the mad rush to the provincial thrones have definitely altered the political playing field in this city and province.


The second district towns and three cities have the most number of voters at 285,123 registered voters followed up north by the first district with 246,673 voters and in the third district with 232,141 voters., There will be l,076 PCOS automated counting machines distributed in clusters to 557 barangays. The voting starts promptly tomorrow at 7am and

will end at 7pm. The PCOS team composed of the election officers and two others will immediately print the total number of votes cast in accordance to their choices. Then with good signal, the PCOS machine will transmit the results to the municipal or city canvassing

To page 3 City Treasurer KC Merced (left) and ballot boxes for 92 PCOS cent ers in Dumaguete with custodians Debra and Raul.

Catholic bishop exposes systematic vote-buying


ith five days more before the May 13, 2013 local and national elections, incidents of massive and systematic large-scale vote buying is reported all over the province.

I n a text message, Msgr. Gamaliel Tulabing, diocesan administrator and vicar general of the diocese of Dumaguete cited

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he new B A I RADIO DYEM FM 96.7 will conduct a 24/7 news coverage of the 2013 elections from the voting to the counting starting tomorrow.

Election Media coverage

Nine out of 1,076 PCOS malfunction


There will be reports from the field about the conduct of the voting, and direct reports from PCOS clusters, featuring transmission highlights. DYEM FM BAI RADIO will be using a To page 3

ine out of 1,076 PCOS automated election counting machines in Negros Oriental are not functioning well. This will result in big possible delays in the over-all tabulation , unless the Comelec will institute abort-measures to speed up the counting. Most PCOS machines are not brand new. These are re-used gadgets from 2010 elections. The nine mal-functioned PCOS machines are in : To page 17


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FAKE P1000 bills uncovered; used to pay studes tuition SPECIAL FEATURE ow it can be told. Indeed there are fake one thousand peso (P1000) bills being circulated all around Negros Oriental. It has not only violated the spirit of the money ban of the Comelec, these unscrupulous economic saboteurs are out to make a mockery of the coming elections by buying their way into office, and worse, through fake thousand peso bills.


It also goes to show how vulnerable are our people in the mountains to anything that looks like money. It also shows and here’s a warning that

fake politicians buy their way even with fake money. This means they have no moral ascendancy to govern in case they successfully win by using fake money to buy their way. They not only fool the people, they also fool themselves thinking that they will not get caught sooner or later. Why do rich people still use fake To page 17

he citizens’ arm accredited by the Commission on Elections will be fielding 3,500 volunteers for poll duty in Negros Oriental and Siquijor during tomorrow’s mid-term elections.

Msgr. Julius Heruela, who heads the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting and the National Movement for Free Elections local chapters, disclosed Thursday that more volunteers have signed up for monitoring and reporting duties following a


series of trainings and seminars held in the past weeks. The volunteers will be detailed at the various polling precincts to act as observers during the conduct of Monday’s elections and report on To page 17

disgruntled voter warns against candidates running for public office which is a public trust, such candidates who are dishonest, who have no integrity, and no moral values but are like wolves in sheep’s clothing.

He was referring to a certain lawyer-candidate whom he claims to have engaged in professional service but did not deliver. He said in his letter that a firm hired the lawyer to pursue its affected interest in their business. The firm

paid P50,000 in acceptance fee and P25,000 in filing fees. But to the firm’s dismay, the lawyer did not appear during the hearing. There was no professional receipt issued as required by the BIR. The case was To page 17


he Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) has recorded a total of 53 shooting incidents in the provine since the start of the election period last January 13, according to deputy provincial police director Supt. Alet Virtucio. However, not a single shooting incident has been directly linked to politics at the height of the campaign period for Monday’s midterm elections, said Supt, Virtucio on Thursday. According to him, two

BY BOY J. PILONGO he traditionally block-voting church of Iglesia ni Cristo of Negros Oriental has announced that it has decided to vote for Gary Teves as governor, George Arnaiz and Henry Pryde Teves as congressmen of the 2nd and 3 rd districts, and Manuel respectively, Sagarbarria as city mayor and Joe Kenneth Arbas as city vice mayor. The INC has over 17,000 rivals, incumbent Governor estimated registered voters in Roel Degamo of the PDP Negros Oriental and around Laban and First District 4,000 are voters in Congresswoman Jocelyn Limkaichong of the Liberal Dumaguete City. Teves has been selected Party. The other provincial and by INC over his respective To page 17



we nt y- nine people have b e e n arrested for carrying unlicensed firearms, deadly weapons and explosives in violation of the election gun ban designed to curb an outbreak of violence in time for the midterm polls slated tomorrow.

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“Kamang” today for tomorrow we vote

n keeping with old tradition and the Filipinos’ brand of politics – of cramming, of waiting for the last minute, and of being late, the culture of Philippine elections has been so carved that on its eve, the full force of the candidates camp will “morning the ni ght” , meani ng, burn their midnight candles and if possible visit as many voters in their houses and bring “good tidings” before they vote the next day which is tomorrow. -o0oSo, today is “kamang”-day (crawl underneath ) for tomorrow the people will go to the polls. And whatever is “transacted” the night before would seem to be controlling regardless of past commitments. But there are many exceptions. -o0oKNOW OUR PRECINCT: Gone are the days of not knowing where your precinct is. If you are a duly registered voter and for got your vot ing place, j ust google and go to “precint finder.” Just type your name, and birth date. Presto , it will locate for you your exact precinct number and

COMELEC’S nerve center

Just to let you know the people behind the Provincial Comelec nerve center who will be available 24/7 for election duties: LR: Linda Malumay, Pamela Salcedo,Hazel Gravador, Hazel Aurea, James Aba, Dixie Calibo, Leo MIrasol, and Daisy Mongcopa.

location. Try it. -o0oThis is the most “thrilling” part of Philippine elections. For sometimes, violence ensues, especially when political rivals meet accidentally or purposely in the night. The heat is at its peak on the day before election which is today. The most blatant way to describe vote-buyiing is to pay one person on condition that he or she will not cast his vote the next day. This is done to people whom political rivals believe, will not vote for their bets. And many succumb to it. That is why tonight, many are close guarding the houses of their supporters hoping not to be swayed by night visitors. -o0oSo if a family of ten will be given P2000 package for not voting tomorrow, they will have to submit to indelible ink markings on their forefinger just to be sure they won’t go to the polls the next morning. Some are so resourceful, they To page 7

FINAL BRIEFING : Comelec provincial chief Juvenal Tuale (facing his back) briefs PNP station commanders and their final working orders for tomorrow, election day. frequent and random checkpoint in all 25 cities and municipalities across the province. Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office Deputy Director for Administration Supt. Alet Virtucio said that of the 29 arrested 26 are in detention while three are still under To page 17



cases- one in Jimalalud town and the other in the municipality of Sibulan – are being considered as potential election-related violence but this could not be verified in the absence of witnesses or To page 17

26 arrested for poll charges T

Twenty-four guns, 6 bladed weapons and two grenades were seized while 13 cases were filed before the courts. The gun ban started on January 13 to end on June 13 with the police, which is currently under the control of the Commission on Elections conducting





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Provincial and City Comelec officers Lawyers Juvenal Tuale and Gerome Brillantes will be the focus as arbiters of p o l i t i c a l controversies on election day. They and the rest of the election officers will be the MEN OF ATTY. BRILLANTES THE HOUR.



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Art and... (Muffet)

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transported to another place and time. In his painting of the old Dumaguete scene from the shorelines that he had meticulously researched from the church records, one can see the old Silliman Hall at the background. The foreground is still the vast expanse of sand, with “tartanilla” and some nipa huts in the background, which is now occupied by concrete buildings, restaurants catering to international guests, as well as the local residents.

Comelec-IBP ... From page 1 Myles Nicholas Bejar has announced the creation of an IBP legal team to assist voters and any other person who may have queries and

763,937 votes ... From page 1 board. In turn the towns and cities will transmit the results via the consolidated canvassing system (CCS) to the provincial canvass center for the provincial tally. At the same time the transmission will be simultaneous to the national canvassing center of the Comelec in Manila. CONTINGENCIES: In case after three attempts the PCOS machines will fail to transmit the results, immediately the PCOS team will pack up and board a waiting vehicle to the municipal canvass center which will transmit the results. It was noted that nine PCOS machines have malfunctioned out of the l,076 PCOS machines distributed in Negros Oriental. These contingency measures will be implemented once the problems arise. Dumaguete City is expected to finish the canvassing the earliest. It has 92 cluster barangay-based PCOS machines, 73,270 voters, in 17 schools voting centers in 30 barangays. Voters who could not locate their precincts may google and go to precinct finder. Just type your official name registered withComelec, your birthdate, and residence address. DYEM FM BAI RADIO

Jutsze Pamate has made 55 exhibitions and five individual shows. He finished his Bachelor of Arts major in Political Science in Silliman University in 1995 and completed his Masters Degree in the graduate studies Department of Silliman University in the year 2000. In his book, Pamate covered a thesis on local art history. His passion on art and history materialized as he made a study of the life and paintings of Jose Laspinas from 19131986.

clarifications of existing laws during tomorrow’s local and national elections. The IBP legal team is headed by Atty. Diogracias Eltanal, Jr. and composed of ten lawyers who are wellversed in election laws and regulations. Bejar said the mandate of the IBP legal team is to simply assist the voters who may have questions on provisions of existing election laws on the day of the election and to extend team legal advice. The IBP legal team is stationed at the old IBP office located at the 3rd floor of the Hall of Justice in barangay Piapi. But insofar as the filing of complaints, the IBP local chapter has an existing legal aid program that goes through proper evaluation. For now, based on the mandate from the IBP national office, it is simply limited to assistance, Atty. Bejar pointed out. He further stressed that anybody regardless of political color can avail of their legal services, the IBP Negros Oriental chapter president said. (Choy Gallarde)

www.bairadio ... From page 1 different mode of transmitting data from the canvassing centers. They will also engage in data sharing so much so that from receipt of the canvass reports, it will be relayed by cyber space to the station for immediate announcement to and the NEGROS CHRONICLE will conduct a joint press radio coverage in cooperation with the KBP AND PPCRV plus its own news resources from the voting to the counting.

Bill for new BEIs, cops; Loren: No.1 Villar: bishops BAIS-RTC stay neutral sure na sure support Mrs. D ranting universal he second B D



d i s t r i c t r e el ect io ni st Rep. George Arnaiz announced that by June when the new congress shall have convened, he expects the House to approve his bill providing funds to open a new sala of the Regional Trial Court in Bais city. This is to declog the court dockets of its 800 pending cases presently . This over clogging of court dockets hampers the speedy administration of justice. Arnaiz said that despite the LP-dominated Bais city, he still has the heart to bring justice to the people in Bais with this new RTC sala soon to be opened. The Integrated Bar chapter has lauded this move , as well as litigants who have been long waiting for the resolution of their cases.







the public. There will be no more QUICK COUNT as in the past. All results dished out by the PCOS machines will be final and will be transmitted directly for canvass by election officers at the canvass centers. Th PPCRV results for media copy will be carried by land carriers and it might take some time to reach the PPCRV tabulating center. DYEM FM will coordinate with KBP and PPCRV to complete the coverage process.





They have a consistent appeal to the public: PLEASE VOTE IN ACCORDANCE TO THE DICTATES OF YOUR OWN CONSCIENCE. Receive the money but don’t vote for the giver. He is committing an election fraud. Locate your voting center early. Google and to precinct finder . Just write your name, address, voting center and your birthdate and it will reply with your precinct number. After the elections, bury the hatchet, clean up the mess, and move on…..

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n account of their crucial role in the conduct of free, orderly and fair elections, the members of the Board of Election Inspectors and the police are expected to exercise the highest degree of neutrality during the elections tomorrow. The BEI is composed of three persons, all public school teachers, who were duly trained to handle the automated polls: the Chairman, poll clerk and third member. They are supposed to decide on all questions and other incidental matters that may arise on the day of the elections and usually these are no longer appealable. On the other hand, the police are supposed to ensure the safety of the members of the BEI, voters and election paraphernalia but they must stay beyond 50-meter radius from the To page 17


healthcare, a c o l l e g e scholarship each for the 3 million families under the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, as well as measures to mitigate the impact of climate change will top Sen. Loren Legarda’s legislative priorities if given a chance to serve in the incoming Congress. Legarda reiterated this during Team PNoy’s miting de avance at the Amoranto Stadium as the campaign period came to a close. “These are legacy and poverty-alleviating measures which will have greatest impact on the poorest families and significantly change the course of their lives,” Legarda stressed. She said “graduating” the poorest households from poverty would be one of the legacies she would like to leave as a senator. To page 7





HE country’s Catholic and non-Ca tholic independent bishops on Wednesday endorsed the senatorial bid of former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar during simple rites at Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan. Rev. Efraim Perez, president of the Independent Bishops Conference of the Philippines (IBCP), said they have chosen Villar due to her track record, competence and leadership which were proven during her nine years in Congress and as managing director of the Villar Foundation. Villar served as President of the Lady Legislators of the House of Representatives in the 12th, 13th and 14th Congress. During her term, To page 17



They have a consistent appeal to the public: PLEASE VOTE IN ACCORDANCE TO THE DICTATES OF YOUR OWN CONSCIENCE. Receive the money but don’t vote for the giver. He is committing an election fraud. Locate your voting center early. Google to and to to precinct finder . Just write your name, address, voting center and your birthdate and it will reply with your precinct number. After the elections, bury the hatchet, clean up the mess, and move on…..

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Inclusive Growth... Moms and... (Romero) From page 6

the countryside which has the biggest concentration of poverty and which in turn has been the breeding ground for insurgents like the NPAs and MILFs? The question to ask then is why this is so. The short answer is maldistribution of incomes and employment opportunities. The next question is why the disparity? Again the quick answer is little access to physical and social infrastructure. When a student has to walk miles to get to school traversing mountains and hills; when barrio folk have not seen doctors in their lifetime; when rural homes are not connected to water or electricity and the popular form of transportation is still the carabao – it is small wonder that these folks have been bypassed by development. So what to do! First and foremost are public works and social services. So there is not enough money? How come billions are spent in the countryside by candidates every election? How come government officials receive so much that legislators can travel all over the world every time congress is in recess? How come PAGCOR has so much money to spend that is at a loss at how to spend the billions that it rakes in daily from inveterate gamblers here and abroad? Does the government want development to trickle down to the masa? Let’s take a few steps to start with. First off release the billions of coconut levy fund frozen in the ice cream factories of San Miguel so that 68 of the 80 odd provinces in the country can begin to give livelihood to a fifth of the

who announces she is engaged to be married? The emotions of motherhood are universal and so our thoughts are for young mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation … for mothers-to-be who are waiting to experience the pain and joy of giving birth to a new life … for mature mothers learning to let go … and for even more mature mothers, now lolas, who look forward to every visit from their apo. We celebrate working mothers and stay-at-home mothers, single mothers, married mothers, and abandoned mothers, moms with money and moms who make do with what little they have. This day is for all the mothers who go hungry, so their children can eat, for those mothers whose heads turn automatically when a little voice calls “Mom?” in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are at home, or even away at college, or have their own families. Some people try to separate womanhood from motherhood. But, I

believe, at heart each woman is a mother (although there are one or two women I’ve met that don’t seem to have the mothering instinct). Even those women who are not married yet, who may choose to remain single … yet they are “mothers-at-heart” to their nieces, to the neighbor’s kids, even to those who are just passing by. When we take time to chat and interact with “children of all ages”, including those adults entering their second, or perhaps third, childhoods, we are sharing our motherly psyche. Today is for all the mothers who taught their children to be peaceful, and now pray they come home safely from a war. It is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can’t find the words to reach them. And for all the mothers who bite their lips until they bleed, praying for God-given patience, when their 14-yr-olds dye their hair green. Mother’s Day is for all of us. In the end we can only do the best we can and trust God to do the best He can. We can tell them every day that we love them. And pray that we will never stop being a mother at heart. Because where would civilization be today without us mothers?

population directly or indirectly dependent on the tree of life – the lowly coconut. Second, pass the sin taxes and stop the spread of cancer in the community and the rape of housewives by intoxicated husbands. Thirdly cut out all that unnecessary spending by public officials. Frankly if they close Congress as Marcos did during martial law, the economy will continue to float since we already have too many laws. Moreover if we revive the citizen army or mobilize the reserve force as in other countries we could save all that pabaon involving hundreds of millions for retiring generals. Finally and this is not the last, go after the

tax evaders with crowded garages in Makati Villages whose Bmws, Mercedes Benzes and Porsches fight for space. Prevent them from hiring top accounting firms that provide them with tax umbrellas even when it does not rain. In a moment of despair one is even tempted to pray for a benevolent dictatorship with an angel on the throne. That is your shortcut dear readers to elusive but attainable inclusive growth. Incidentally why not eliminate the elections next year. This will save the economy billions which could be used for social services. Beside the elections next year will not insure better governance anyway.


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How to say “no” to corruption fter more than forty years in government service, former Senator Nene Pimentel embarked on a crusade to impart to citizens his core values, his wisdom and experience as a public servant. He has established the Pimentel Institute of Leadership and Governance (PILG) , which serves as his springboard in spreading his crusade all over the country. The Institute launched its pilot program in the University of Makati, which has hosted and linked with the Institute in holding seminars on Governance. The institute is also trying to link with other schools all over the country who are willing to host the Pimentel Institute as a center for academic advancement for enrichment in the field of government leadership and service. The Pimentel Institute will hold seminars to prospective and elected local officials on the affairs of local governance. The seminar aims to give insights and equip participants with the necessary tools to guide them when they embark on a career in public service. One of the highlights of the seminar was the discussion of former senator Nene Pimentel on the issue of corruption. The subject of his talk was: As a public official, how do you say “no” to corruption? Let me relay the main points of his discussion. If you are a public official, the people who will try to corrupt you are your own family members, relatives and friends. You do not expect your political adversaries to attempt to corrupt you because they are not in a position to even come near you. Pimentel advised that at the beginning of one’s term of office, it is best to immediately declare publicly, that you are not going to allow any anomalous, illegal or corrupt transaction from anyone while you are in office. But even after you have made this declaration , people will still come to you to corrupt you. How do you say “no” to corruption? Pimentel advised that to say no to corruption is simply to say it straight, verbally, clearly to persons who attempt to corrupt you.



This too, will come to pass n every Philippine election— like tomorrow’s mid term elections— the advocacy to hold clean, honest, credible and meaningful polls continues to be an elusive dream. The partners for a dishonest elections are both the candidates and the voters themselves. Once the candidates want to corrupt the voters, and the latter consent, these two consenting adults shall have perfected the sin of electoral fraud. Today, electoral frauds continue to get sophisticated every year. Today, the cyber net is being widely used . It was not so in 2010 as in 2013 when facebook and twitter brigades have greatly become wide disseminators of true and false information. Even fake money has now reached the P1000 mark. These found their way to the tuition fees of children of innocent parents. The price per voter in NegOr is said to have also reached the all time high of P2000 per voter. But still we are lower than Siquijor or Dipolog which have a max of P5000 per voter. This is crazy. In almost all pre-election events, a peace covenant is being signed but it has only started and ended after the


ceremonies. Outside the halls, the political skirmishes resume. The entry of paid barkers from Mindanao have polluted the local air lanes. It was much cleaner without them. We hope to have more ethical barkers next time. They reflect the characters of their bosses after all. Other developed countries like the United States, Japan and Britain, have had their share of dirty elections in the past and counted centuries before perfecting their electoral exercise. As compared to the 200 years of democracy in the US, the Philippines which is relatively a young democracy still has a long way to go before it can produce an honorable elections, but we dare forecast that the Philippines can still reach this “dream” in a much shorter time than the US. Looks like it will take another three generations before clean elections are possible here. Historically, the US, which was one of the most corrupt countries 100 years ago at the turn of the 20th century, is now a model in the electoral process. Therefore there is hope. As we have told our friends, this hot electoral process will just come to pass. And by Wednesday, it should be another time to move on…..

Smuggling is a national scourge


eople should not take the “issue of smuggling” for granted. CEO of Petron Corporation (35% of the gas market ) Ramon Ang said the government is losing P 40-Billion in taxes because of oil smuggling. Thus even if vehicles registered moved from 5 (million) in 2007 to 7 million (2011), the revenues of gas retail stores have remained flat, says Ang.


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Agriculturists, on the other hand, decry that P 30-Billion worth of agricultural goods are being smuggled in the country. Accordingly, some 600,000 metric tons of smuggled rice worth P10-B, chicken and pork worth P 8-B, fish and aquatic products P3.6-B , sugar P4.8_B and onion and other vegetables worth P3.5-B- were smuggled into the country. This list does not include the thousands of toys, garments, appliances, accessories, equipment ,  gadgets,paper (you name it) many from China , Hongkong and Asean have landed like an epidemic in our midst. You think that’s normal and par for the course?


Smuggling means government cannot have enough revenues to sustain government services, socioeconomic activities and infrastructure and punishes Juan de la Cruz as a consequence. Short of revenues, Government then borrows to square its budgetbut it’s the people in terms of taxes- who will pay for them. Using smuggled oil can ruin cars and machines - because the consumer is not aware of the quality of smuggled goods. Buying smuggled agricultural goods punishes the local farmers to the extent that we do not buy their local produce. Do you


still wonder why the Agriculture sector has contributed the least to GDP compared to service and manufacturing? Smuggling discourages the manufacturer because it becomes cheaper to smuggle goods, bribe customs and the police, than producing legitimate goods in this country. Thus with no manufacturersno jobs are created,. “The easiest way to be rich in this country is to smuggle”, says a wizened crook of many generations. Thus the advocacy for Good Governance should not just be limited to the control of the National Budget Expenditure, it also means generating the right revenues by stopping the tax To page 7


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City BANKRUPT? From left column role is to certify if funds are still liquidly available. She said yes. When asked the same question, City Accountant Bethsaida Cordova (sister of Sanggunian presiding officer Vice Mayor Alan Cordova) said she cannot officially say so because her role as city accountant is simply to account for what has been spent, not those that are not yet spent, To page 17

(from page 1) the city coffers so that possibly, the city budget officer can attest whether or not, funds can still be available based on projected and future income. In a CHRONICLE interview, acting city treasurer KC Merced said that her To right column


AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Real St., Independence St. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lupega Bldg., Dr. V. Locsin St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —-------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Dumaguete V Branch Ang Tay Bldg., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Aldea Bldg., San Juan cor. Perdices St., Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Magallanes St., Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Quezon Street, Bais City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on

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May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS H. Villanueva St., Siaton, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Guihulngan Branch Quezon St., Pob. Guihulngan, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sta. Catalina Branch P. Villanueva St., Sta. Catalina, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon Branch Blk. 3 New Bus Terminal Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Corner Pinili & Mabini Sts. Dumaguete City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS North Poblacion, Jimalalud


Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office —---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tanjay Branch 2 Nono, Limbaga Drive Tanjay City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Sibulan National Highway Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Manjuyod Branch Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Manjuyod All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Nat’l. Hi-Way Poblacion, Zamboanguita All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion, Mabinay Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------

AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bais II Branch, National Highway Barangay Hangyad, Bais City, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Bayawan, Branch II Tangente Building, JP Rizal St., Barangay Boyco, Bayawan City, Neg.Or. All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Canlaon 2 Branch FATC Bldg., Mabini St., Brgy. Mabigo, Canlaon City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Poblacion Pamplona Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Tayasan Branch Fabugais St. Pob., Tayasan All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS

Basay Branch Valencia Drive Pob. Basay All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Robinson Branch South Road Calindagan All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on April 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Valencia Branch South Pob., Valencia Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ------------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Siquijor Branch Poblacion, Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office -----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Larena Branch Magsaysay St., Larena, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lazi Branch Tigbawan, Lazi Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on

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May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Amlan Branch Poblacion, Amlan, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS Lumbangan Branch Lumbangan, Mabinay, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office ----------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER PAWNSHOPS La Libertad Branch Poblacion, La Libertad, Negros Oriental All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office --------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER 6 Branch Yala @ Robinson Unit II South Road, Calindagan Dgte. City All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. ---------------------------AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER National Hi-way, Poblacion Ayungon, Neg. Or. All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office. AUCTION SALE M. LHUILLIER Pob. San Juan Siquijor, Siquijor All unredeemed pledges from December 1-31, 2012 will be sold to public auction on May 15, 2013 at 9:30 A.M. at this office.



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Inclusive Growth Doable by Excluding Politicians

Path for our grandkids


hen I vote on 13 May, I’ll not fill up the entire 12 slots for senators, “ emailed a former United Nations colleague. “I’ll vote for seven. My conscience will not allow me to vote for any of the others. Persistent corruption influences my pick.. Nearly $2 billion dollars is lost to corruption in the country each year, according UNDP estimates.” “I am voting for these ( seven Ramon Magsaysay Jr is ), not because they are the most credited for unsullied integrity and competent or the most a plodding but solid legislative experienced,” he added. “ ( record. And RisaHontiveros has Instead) I perceive them to be the a solid track record as student, least corrupt and selfless among community leader and legislator. the candidates. As such their In front of the PCOS decisions in Congress will not voting machine Monday, we’ll altogether lean towards predatory decide whether Bam’s record vested interests…”. is solid enough. ( It seems so ). His list overlapped with Or is this just wish? In a five candidates that the wife country with a surfeit of and I decided to vote for humbugs, can one help hoping earlier. They are : Ramon for another Ninoy Aquino Jr. Magsaysay, Jr; “Several of my friends RisaHontiveros, Aquilino implored me to write on the “Koko Pimentel , Grace Poe elections because they were and, perhaps — just perhaps worried”, Inquirer’s Peter Wallace Turn to page 7 —- Bam Aquino.



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he buzzphrase in the recently concluded ADB meet was inclusive growth. What exactly does this mean? Simply, poverty eradication in the context of economic growth. This term is also interchanged with broad-based growth, shared growth, growth with equity or the more popular pro-poor growth. Christian Democrats and the social doctrine of the Catholic Church talk about preferential option for the poor as one of its principal platforms. In this country economists There is no direct especially those trained in the US correlation however between or other countries that espouse economic growth and full economic liberalism with its employment or poverty reliance on market mechanisms reduction. This disconnect is to solve not only economic but obvious by the fact that impliedly social problems (as if this increases in GNP has not was the automatic result of gotten rid of the pesky problem economic growth) focus mostly on of unemployment or the multiplication or addition of underemployment – the direct goods and service in the economy causes of poverty. as measured by such indicators Is it not obvious that the hustle as GDP or GNP, that is gross and bustle of city life is in stark domestic or gross national contrast to the pastoral peace in products respectively. To page 3

A Journey Through Cancer

War stories

Art and Coffee



he nurse leaned over the old man in the oxygen tent and said, “Sir, your son is here.” She had to repeat it several times before the frail old man responded. He was under heavy sedation to ease the pain of his massive heart attack. He could barely make out the young uniformed man standing next to the bed. His trembling hand reached out and grasped the young man’s hand. The Marine wrapped his strong fingers around the frail hand and squeezed a message of love and encouragement.

like painting with a cup of coffee to perk me up. But coffee and art actually do mix literally. A noted artist from Dumaguete city, Jutsze Pamate, opened

a one-man show entitled “Colors and Coffee Stains,” a few years ago at the Foyer Gallery, Luce Auditorium, Silliman University. His latest pieces play around the art concept of the Painter as Historian. Pamate said, “By using local landmarks of historical significance into painting, I try to capture the visual history of Dumaguete by incorporating them to my artmaking. In this exhibit, history can be elevated to the levels of fine arts when historical subjects are created to become artforms.” Dr. Earl Jude Cleope of Silliman University, in his inspiring speech during the opening of the exhibit, said, “These artworks are not the usual personal expressions and views of the artist, but are actual documentations which have

been properly researched and could be used as tools for learning local history.” Cleope further reiterated that the historical nature of the exhibit was so timely with the current thrust of promoting tourism through history and culture. He believes that every town has a story to tell, and a culture to share. The old Dumaguete Port, which used to be a lonely strip of land stretching out to welcome visitors, is now a bustling pier of passenger and cargo ships. At night, the dancing reflections of shimmering lights coming from the sea vessels are


part of the main attraction at the Rizal Boulevard. Pamate’s works evoke nostalgic memories to the viewer. Looking at these works, I feel like being

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The restless and critical youth

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The nurse brought the young Marine a chair so he could sit beside the bed. All night long he sat holding the dying man’s hand and giving him words of love and strength. Occasionally the nurse offered the Marine a place to lay down and rest but he refused to let go of the old man’s hand and stayed by his side all night. Frequently during the night the nurse heard the marine whisper gentle words of support. The old man held tightly to his son’s hand. Along towards dawn the old man’s heart stopped beating. Gently the Marine released his hand and went to get the nurse. As she took care of things, the Marine waited

patiently. Finally the nurse returned and began to offer words of sympathy. The Marine interrupted her and asked, “Who was that man” The nurse replied, “That was your father”. The Marine answered, “No it wasn’t, I never saw that man before in my life. I am here to find a Mr. William Grey and tell him his son just died in Iraq.” The nurses eyes began to fill with tears as she said, “The man who’s hand you held all night was, Mr. William Grey.” I have no documentation to prove this story is true, but if it is not true, it should be. There is a well-documented Turn to page 7

JAMES “KOJAK” HUGHS U.S. Army, Cpt (ret)

Footsteps and Fingerprints


NE of the biggest challenges of schools, and even before the schools, the family, the parents especially, is how to deal with young people who because of current world conditions are increasingly restless and critical of just about anything. A lot of complaints and laments They often are simply come my way from both parents guided by what they call as and teachers who are finding it “what comes naturally,” which harder to deal with their children at a closer look is none other and students these days. They say than simply following the the young ones seem to be living impulses of the flesh and the in a completely different world that’s logic of the world. They are at almost impossible for them to enter. the mercy of their emotions and I’m sure that the the fads and trends around unavoidable generation gap is without knowing their proper getting more complicated foundation and objective. precisely because of the many They don’t realize that the developments sprouting up in emotions and the worldly fads and the world today, and many of trends need to be purified precisely them are competing and because they are often products of conflicting with each other. our weakened and wounded This situation obviously leaves nature that gives greater stress to many young people confounded, the external over the internal, the not knowing how to prioritize things, material over the spiritual, since they clearly do not know appearance over substance, the many things yet, like the proper passing over the permanent. values and principles to follow in The complicating thing life, and their very own selves— about all this is that today’s Turn to page 7 their strengths and weaknesses.


Moms and Motherhood



oday we celebrate Mother’s Day. We celebrate not only the lolas and nanays but womanhood in all its glory! I would like share with you some thoughts in my email that I received last year from one of my

friends about moms and w o m a n h o o d , interspersed with my own thoughts. What makes a good mother? Is it patience? Compassion? Broad hips for easy childbearing? A sexy body? The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, keep track of son’s exuberant soccer practice in the living room, and help daughter with her school project, all at the same time? Is it the ability to soothe her husband’s business-related anxiety, comfort a heart-

broken teenager, while making soup for the toddler who is in bed with a fever, all at the same time with a smile on her face? Or is it in her heart? Is it the ache she f eels when she watches her 7yr-old baby disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time? The jolt that takes her from sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2 a.m. to calm a fretful, crying baby? The panic, years later, that comes

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Fearless Predictions ess than 24 hours from now, and we have our May 13, 2013 elections. By this time almost all voters have decided whom to vote for. The hotly contested position in our Province is the Governorship of Negros Oriental and other local officials. The truth of the matter is, so many are running for public office because of the salary and other emoluments if you are elected to such elective position.


Who will not be interested when you are paid tens of thousands of pesos plus other discretionary funds amounting to millions of pesos which are not accountable. I appeal to the supporters of the respective candidates to please be calm and be peaceful in conducting any campaign for your candidate because every person has a sacred right to vote and such right should not be interfered

Smuggling ...


From page 4 evaders via the BIR and the smugglers via the Bureau of Customs (BOC). There are agitated moves to have the head of BOC Chair Ruffy Biazon because he has “single- handedly made RP the smuggling capital of the world,”. But President Pnoy is standing by Biazon because he has a ready plan to clean Customs by year end 2013-and had done enough to reform the institutions. BOC has filed its 127th smuggling case versus a Cebu rice trader recently. Together with BIR, BOC has gone a “name and shame” movement versus smugglers. It has fired and hired new blood in Customs and only the election ban has prevented Biazon to move the scoundrels away from the front lines of Customs. He thinks a Customs Academy will result in breeding many qualified, upright men to replace the dishonest ones that he will fire

with. And After the elections, let us submit to the results. The winners should be magnanimous in their victory and the losers should accept their defeat. “UG PILDI, PILDI GYOD.” Wala nay daghang estorya. Anyway, if you profess to serve the people nobody is prevented from serving the community. People will appreciate your sincerity if you serve them even if you . RP is also on the way to have a Single ASEAN window to have the imports and exports of countries tally -and therefore track illegal entries. For instance, the chicken “exports” in HK was much higher  than the recorded “imports” of RP from that place. How is that possible? In fact the National Single Window at Customs whose phase One was ran efficiently by Crowned Agents is now electronically linked to 30 government agencies. As of February 2013, the system had processed 1,3 million permits and is now processing 2,400 applications per day. Whereas before it took three weeks to get Customs clearance, now it can be done in one hour. Of course, there is still some human intervention along the way -such that the single window is still a work in process. Phase II has been awarded to another entity and there are kinks still to be ironed out otherwise, electronically processed BOC transactions will go back to its Dark Ages

A pastor for 22 years ... (Sagun)

From page 8 but taking into account the good grounds adduced by the Intendant General of the Treasury, it has been my belief that it is opportune to render conclusion for this dispatch. Notwithstanding having exposed thus, I hasten to express to Your Reverence that by taking into account at the start of the dispatch the basis of the reforms to be established for posterity,one may deign to formulate a new Plan of the Missionsfor the interior of the mentioned Island”. Fundado en los minuciososdatosremitidos a esteProvincialatopor los R.R. PP. Vicarios de Negros, y en los queadquirí en la Visita Provincial queporrazónde mi cargo hube de hacer a la citada Isla, voy a proponer a V. E. un 2.° Plan de Misiones pero no sin hacerconstar antes queéstepresupone al primero, por ser aquel a éste lo que la base al edificio, la unidad a la cantidad, y la posesión al avance. Con mayor poblaciónlasanteriores Misiones, con mayor riqueza en la mismas, sin que los caminoshayansufridomásalteraciónque la del tiempoquenuncamejoralasobras del hombre, esevidente quesunecesidades hoy másapremianteque antes, hasta el punto de que para que no quedarandesatendidosintereses tan sagrados, he dispuestohaceyatiempoquealgunos de missubditosadministeren en dichas Misiones, no obstante de no percibircantidadalguna de Estado. Based on the minutest facts sent to this Provincialate by the Very Reverend Father Vicars of Negros, and in those that I gathered from my Provincial Visitation to said island in my charge, I am to propose to Your Excellency a 2nd Plan of the Missions, but not without keeping in mind beforehand that this (plan) presupposes the previous one, inasmuch as thatis its cause, as the foundation is of the edifice, (creating) unity in diversity, just as the occupation is before the assault. Witha greater populationenjoying more wealth in the older Missions, with roadsundergoingmany mutations in due time, which never improves the works of men, without which, it is evident that its need is now more pressing than before, to the point that the interests so sacred may not remain unattended, I have directed for quite some time now that someof my subjects might administer the said Missions, notwithstanding that they do not receive any financial support from the State.

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were not voted into office. So, my fearless prediction is that we will have a first lady or male governor, a vice governor who is a doctor of medicine. or doctor of philosophy, or agronomy. That is only my prediction because one can never be sure. Anyway if I am wrong, Congratulations to all winning candidates.

Loren No. 1 ... From page 3 Legarda said when Congress resumes session in June, she will work on finishing the Universal Healthcare bill which she principally authored to benefit the 25 million poorest Filipinos. “Once we have the Universal Healthcare law, all families are covered by Philhealth benefits regardless of their status in life. We mean to include everyone, including the informal sector or the unemployed,” Legarda said. On her proposed scholarship for indigent families, Legarda said she will make sure that the more than three million families that are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program will have at least one college graduate through rather than solve smuggling. So much needs to be done and the BOC needs everyone’s support and cooperation It is utterly unfair to lodge smuggling at the doors of the BOC . They can only be responsible for those that pass through international piers and airports , Those that land illegally through our over 7,000 islands are clearly a Coast guard and PNP problem .

War stories

(Kojak) From page 6 story of a group of Marines who heard of a young boy, Cody Green, dying of leukemia. Cody had been valiantly fighting the illness for ten years but his time was rapidly running out. Cody had often told people that when he grew up he wanted to be a Marine. The small band of Marines visited Cody in the hospital. Because he had proven his courage and valor for over ten years fighting his illness; they awarded him navigator wings and made him an honorary Marine. For one Marine sergeant that was not enough. Sergeant Mark Dolfini posted himself, in full uniform ,outside the young boys hospital room and for eight hours guarded his ailing fellow Marine. Early that morning Cody passed away quietly. Semper Fi, brother….. Semper Fi

a scholarship program. The college diploma could be the ticket to bring them out of poverty, she said. Legarda, who is a staunch environmentalist, said she has already authored several laws to protect the environment and lessen the impact of climate change but there are other environmentrelated issues that need to be addressed. “Marami pang dapat gawin para pangalagaan ang ating kalikasan. Papaigtingin ko pa ang aking mga programa sa larangang ito,” Legarda said, adding that initiatives to make communities safe and resilient from disasters greatly impact the national economy. She added that future

Path for our ... (Mercado)

From page 6 wrote. “In a conversation on who they’d vote for the Senate, they had great difficulty naming 12. Once they got to six, they had to start compromising to get to nine. And 12 was a hard sell. What a sad reflection on the Senate — 33 nominees and less than 12 are considered worthy.” Wallace gave thumbs up for Dick Gordon, who lags in the surveys . Dick Gordon is a doer. “He talks like a machine gun, but he gets things done”, Wallace pointed out. He overhauled Subic and made it work “His leadership of the Red Cross turned it into a highly effective operation” . The wife and I agree. Among the candidates, only former Palawan governor Edward Hagedorn spells out water policies. Only 43 percent of Philippine households have piped water.. The rest make do with open easily contaminated wells. That’s an open invitation to disease and death. So, when did this trend to swap names before the polls open start? Co-workers at the parish charity clinic where the wife helps out asked: Can you tell us your election choices? She did.

Critical Reporting

“Kamang” today ... wash the ink mark away and vote the next day for the rival candidate. -o0oAnalysts say the fake P1000 bills could be the handiwork of any of the political camps. In the case of the NORSU nursing student who paid the fake bill for her tuition, it was simply a case of economic sabotage. But that could still be part of a larger scheme. Printing fake money is expensive. Only the rich can afford such game. Any of the top candidates could be suspect. But there is always the most likely suspect. And you can easily guess who. -o0oIn three days, we shall know the victors and the vanquished.We advise both parties, let’s bury the hatchet as soon as possible, forgive our enemies, clean up the mess, and move on…. It’s no use dealing with the past. We have the next elections in 2016, just three moons away.

The restless...


From page 6

youth are exposed to a lot of fascinating novelties, info and data from different sources— media, cyberspace, cults and sects, etc.—that reinforce their views and opinions about practically anything. They learn how to defend themselves relatively well. They can answer back. In short, there’s a tendency for them to bypass the natural authority of parents and teachers. They can be guided only by their own selves, to the point that they think this attitude is precisely the very expression of freedom. In short, they become easy prey to the sweet poison of presumption. In the face of all this, we should not lose hope. There’s always hope. Truth, goodness and beauty in the end can never lose. It’s true that the way to them may be strewn with difficulties, but a way to them there always is. And that is to keep our faith and hope in God burning, and made to impact precisely on the concrete situations and challenges of our life, and not kept to freeze in some holy place or moment of our life detached from our flowing real time. Truth is all these difficulties and challenges are calls for us to grow more mature as persons and children of God, furthering

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our virtues and our faith and love for God and everybody else. We should respond to these calls as valiantly as possible, never allowing ourselves to be dominated by fears and doubts. We cannot deny the fact that there’s actually nothing new under the sun. In spite of whatever, we are still creatures of God, children of his, created in his image and likeness and made to participate in his very own life not only in eternity, but also even here and now. We cannot deny the fact that deep within one’s heart and soul still flickers the natural longing for God. Even if the flame is reduced to embers, the fire for God and for everything that leads to him can still be recovered and made to roar. This is the challenge of the parents and teachers. It is how to reach that part of the heart and soul of the youth and stir it into vibrant life with God and with everybody else. For this, I suppose, we have use all the means available, the spiritual and supernatural, the old and the new, the natural and human. We need to do a lot of prayers, of making sacrifices, of going to the sacraments. We need to spend time with the youth, knowing them thoroughly to the point of being familiar with the way they think and react to things, and motivating them, giving them consistently good example, always showing affection and understanding even if we have to give indications, suggestions or even corrections. If they really like and love their parents and teachers because of the way we treat them, then victory is just assured.



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Life at the Center That we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all Godliness and Holiness. – 1 Timothy 2:2


am the bread of life. No one who comes to me will ever be hungry again. Those who believe in me will never be thirsty. But you haven’t believe in me even though you have seen me. However, those the father has given me will come to me, and I will never reject them. For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do what I want. And this is the will of God, that, I should not lose even one of all those he had given me, but that I should raise them to eternal life at the last day. For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life — that I should raise them at the last day. John 6:35-40


Jesus did not work independently of God the Father but in union with him. This should give us even more assurance of being welcomed into God’s presence and

Luke 24:46-53

Jesus sai d to the El even: “T hus it i s written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, 47 and that r epentance and fo rgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, b eginni ng fro m Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses o f th ese things. 49 And behold, I

being protected by him. Jesus’ purpose was to do the will of God, not to satisfy Jesus’ human desires. When we follow Jesus, we should have the same purpose.

send the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city, until you are clothed with power from on high.” 50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed th em. 51 Whi le h e blessed them, he parted fro m th em, and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy , 53 and wer e conti nual ly i n th e temple blessing God.

Sunday Thoughts REWARDS OF FAITHFULNESS (Part 2) “To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna, and a white stone with a new name of it.” – Revelation 2:17b


nother reward for faithfulness, according to this word from John of DR. PROCESO UDARBE Patmos, is the gift of a white stone. In the ancient world, as well as in our time, it is customary to wear around the neck an article used as an amulet, a charm or an anting-anting. With the rich, as we know, it would be an expensive diamond stone. With ordinary people, it could be just an ordinary pebble. I have seen children wearing some article tied by a string around the waist in the rural areas. Essentially, the idea behind all of these is that the ornament has some powers to ward off all kinds of ailments, all kinds of temptations, all kinds of misadventures. When we turn to the white stone in our text, we must understand it to mean not a physical article but a symbol of what is in our hearts; it points to purity of our character, the seal of God’s approval of the wearer of it. One of the best stories that come to us from 19th century is

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that of the great mathematicianphilosopher Blaise Pascal whose statement of faith was inscribe on a piece of leather which he sewed into the inner lining of his coat, discovered after he died. Therein lay the secret of his faithfulness and his purity of spirit. The white stone, I believe, is to be equated with “purity of heart” in the Beatitudes. A pure heart is one that is absolutely sincere in one’s commitment to serve God. Single-hearted search is the condition of achievement in any realm. Sincerity is what is meant by having the emblem of the white stone. To the man who said to Jesus “I’ll follow you,” Jesus presented to him the test of sincerity: “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head. (Luke 9:57f). so to be gifted with the white stone means to be attached to a high purpose and to give ourselves to it, and in that way, we find God.

ithin all of us is a whole conglomerate of selves. There is the timid self, the courageous self, the business self, the parental self, the religious self, the literary self, the energetic self. And all of this selves are rugged individualists. No bargaining or compromise for them. Each one screams to protect his or her vested interests. If a decision is made to spend a relaxed evening listening to Chopin, the business self and the civic self will rise up in protest at the loss of precious time. The energetic self will pace back and forth impatient and frustrated, and the religious self will remind us of the lost opportunities for study or evangelistic contact. If the decision is to accept an appointment on the human service board, the civic self will smile with satisfaction, but all the excluded self will filibuster. No wonder we feel distracted and torn. No wonder we over commit our schedules and live

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i Presidente Pinoy nalukop og pangendorsar og mga kandidato para sa lokal nga pangagamhanan. Nakaila ba siya sa tinuod nga pagkatawo sa mga kandidato nga iyang gituboy? Kita ang nakaila sa mga tawo nga angay natong botohan. Kita usab ang nakaila sa mga FR. GAMMY TULABING kandidato kansang kandidatora JCD, VG angay natong ibasura. Dili kita motuo sa endorsement nibisan kinsa, bisan pa sa Presidente kung nasayod kita nga ang gi-endorso dili gayod angayng butohan. Dili kita mo botar sa kandidato nga mamalit sa atong boto. Nagpakita lamang siya sa iyang pagkacorrupt karon pa lamang. Naa ba gu’y buot mangalagad nga mogasto’g dako kaayong kwarta para makapangalagad? Namuhunan lamang siya sa dakong negosyo sa politika. Kanunay nga gipanghambog ni Presidente Pinoy ang “matuwid na daan”. Tarong ba gayod ang dalan nga iyang gilaktan? Asa man niya gigasto ang 20% sa gross earnings sa PAGCOR/PCSO nga automatic mopaingon sa Presidential Fund nga immune sa pag-audit sa COA? Matuwid na Daan man kaha, nganong dili man siya ang mag-una aron tagaag “transparency report” ang katawhang Pilipinhon kung asa mopaingon kining milyones nga mipaingon sa Presidential Fund? Wala kaha kini gamita para sa Fund Campaign sa Team Pinoy sa national ug local nga mga manok ni Pinoy? Nangutana lang ako. Dili nato angayang botohan an g mga kandidato nga pabor sa RH bill nga karon RH Law na. Contraception is Abortion. Contraception is Moral Corruption of Highest Degree. In this sense, ang mga kandidato nga nahimong instrumento nga na balaod kining demonic law dili angay natong botohan. This is far beyond politics. The Family and life; this is in defense of our Faith and Morals; this is in defense of Christian Catholic and Filipino values; this is in defense of our Religion; this is In defense of our God. Dili nato talikdan ang Ginoo ilabina karon nga nangayo siya sa atong tabang ug paglaban. Dili kita makatugot nga ang atong Ginoo nga nagbitay sa krus ug mituwaw “Amahan ko, Nganong gibiyaan Mo Ako”, moingon na unya, “Mga katawhan ko, nganong gitalikdan man ninyo ako”. Ang kandidato nga nagpapirma sa katawhan ug naghatag og partial payment kuno, unya na ang full payment kung makadaog na siya, usaka morally corrupt candidate. This person is morally blind. If this person wins, we will also be morally blind kay mitugot man kita nga mangulo sa atong probinsya ang tawo nga morally blind. Makaakobakita ngatawgon unya’g “bought people” o “sold people” sa iyang pamilya o To page 15

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lives of frantic faithfulness. But when we experience life at the Center, all is changed. Our many selves come under the unifying control of the divine Arbitrator. No longer are we forced to live by an inner majority rule which always leaves a disgruntled minority. The divine Yes or No settles all minority reports. Everything becomes oriented to this new Center of reference. The quiet evening can be enjoyed to the fullest because our many selves have been stilled by the Holy Within. The business self, the religious self, the energetic self, all are at peace because they know we are living in obedience. There is no need to wave the flag of self-interest, since all things good and needful will be given their proper attention at the appropriate time. We enter a refreshing balance and equilibrium in life.

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t h e Reco l lect Fray Manuel Cabriada was the vicar provincial of Eastern Negros. Assigned to the parish of Dauin as pastor for not less than twenty-two years in 1874 to 1896, he likewise would REV. FR. ROMAN C. reiterate the necessity SAGUN, JR. of creating new missions in the eastern coast of the island in reply to this dispatch: Corrió con suertepropiciaesteexpediente la largatramitaciónquees de ley, mereciendo de autoridades y centros los más favorable informes, y cuando, dado el lapso de tiempotranscurrido, dos añospróximamente, se le creíayaterminado y próximo el planteamiento de lascitadas Misiones, se recibió en esteProvincialato un oficio en el que con fecha 12 de Diciembre del año 1891 decía el Excmo. Sr. GobernadorGral. losiguiente: As luck would have it, this dispatch was doomed protracted as prescribed by law, meriting very favorable comments from authorities and central offices, when, given the lapse of time that passed for approximately two years, the establishment of the said Missions was believed to be close at hand, an official letter was received in this Provincialate dated 12 December in the year 1891, in which His Excellency, the Governor General, was declaring the following: “En el expediente promo vido poreste Gobierno Gral. sobre la conveniencia de crear Misiones en el interior de la Isla de Negros y en queconstaque V. R. ha emitidosuparecer, al evacuar el suyolasdemásAutoridadesllamadas a hacerloreconocen de sumaconvenienciadichacreación, peroteniendo en cuentalasfundadasrazonesaducidas en suinformepor la IntendenciaGral. de Hacienda, he creídooportunodarporterminadoesteexpediente. No obstante lo expuesto, me apresuro a significar a V. R. queteniendo en cuenta la base de lasreformasestablecidas con posterioridad a la iniciación del expediente, se sirvaformular un nuevo Plan de Misiones en el interior de la mencionada Isla”. “In the dispatch concerning the advantage of creating Missionsin the interior of Negros Island as promoted by top echelons of this Government, and in which it appears that Your Reverence has manifested your opinion, and that the other Authorities,being asked to give their own view,upon completion of their report, recognize the very great advantage of the said creation, To page 7


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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRAIL COURT 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 44 Dumaguete City CONIGUNDA PAJUNAR-QUINAMOT, ET. AL., Plaintiffs, – Versus –


Quieting of Title and Damages with Prayers for Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order







WHEREAS, on August 30, 2010, plaintiffs filed the following Third Amended Complaint: “THIRD AMENDED COMPLAINT” PLAINTIFFS, by counsel, unto the Honorable Court most respectfully sate:

THE PARTIES 1. That they are of legal age, Filipinos, all married and with common postal address at Inalad, Siaton, Negros Oriental; 2. That the original defendants are likewise all of legal age, Filipinos and residents of Crossing Tayak, Napacao, Siaton, Negros Oriental except for Lucita Pajunar-Futalan who is a resident of Inalad, Siaton, Negros Oriental; 2.a) Defendant Estelita-Pajunar-Enage is a legal age, Filipino, married and with postal address at Inalad, Siaton, Negros Oriental. She was previously a coplaintiff but she later on turned out uncooperative, hence, she is now impleaded as a defendant she being an unveiling co-plaintiff. 2.b) Defendants NESTOR P. ABEJERO, CHARLENE P. TORRALBA, MARY ANN P. ADALIM and LEANDRO P. ADALIM are residents of Napacao, Siaton, Negros Oriental; 2.c) Defendants NESTOR PAJUNAR and NEMESIO PAJUNAR are residents of Albiga, Siaton, Negros Oriental; 2.d) Defendants; 2.d.1) EMRIQUE P. ABEJERO-Lagtangon, Bonbonon, Siaton, Negros Oriental; 2.d.2) IDI P. ABEJERO – Si-it Siaton, Negros Oriental; 2.d.3) FELIXBERTO P. ABEJERO – Manila; 2.d.4) CONCHITA P. ABEJERO – Manila; 2.d.5) EXPEDITO PAJUNAR – Zamboanga; 2.d.6)LUCITA P. FUTALAN – Inalad, Siaton, Negros Oriental; 2.d.7) DOSETEA PAJUNAR – c/o Perpetual Help Hospital Las Piñas City; 2.d.8) DIONESIO PAJUNAR-Pasig City 2.d.9)GEORGE P. ADALIM – Manila 2.d.10) ANNABEL A. ABELLA – Poblacion 2 , Siaton, Negros Or. at which addresses the parties may be served with and reached by summonses, orders and other processes of the Honorable Court relative to the instant case. STATEMENT OF ESSENTIAL ANTECEDENTS 3. That the plaintiffs together with defendant Enage, are the compulsory heirs of the late Elisea Pajunar who during her lifetime, was the registered owner and actual possessor of a parcel of land known as Lot No. 5693 and covered by Original Certificate of Title No. FV-11043, a photocopy of which is hereto attached as Annex “A” hereof, with an assessed value of P24,950.00 per Tax Declaration No. 9916-020, hereto attached as Annex “B” hereof. 4. That after the demise of Elisea Pajunar on June 27, 1992, herein plaintiffs and defendant Enage succeeded into the ownership and actual possession of the subject lot to the complete exclusion of the rest of the world. CAUSES OF ACTION I.QUIETING OF TITLE 5. That sometime in the second week of April 2005 or thereabout, when the plaintiffs preparations for the drilling of a deep well inside Lot No. 5693 aforesaid and the fencing thereof, herein defendants(original defendants) together with their hired hand hands prevented plaintiffs laborers and threatened the latter with physi-

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cal harm should they proceed with what they intended to do; 6. That when the plaintiffs demanded upon the defendants the reason for their acts, the latter brazenly barked at the former and claimed to be the owners of the lot despite the fact that Lot No. 5693 was issued a title in the name of Elisea Pajunar, their deceased mother, as early as 1971 yet; 7. That at first blush defendants’ act and conduct seem valid, subsisting and effective but in reality they are invalid, unlawful and baseless. However, the acts and conduct of the defendants succeeded in casting a cloud of doubt on plaintiffs’ title and ownership over Lot No. 5693. Hence, there is an imperative need to remove the same through judicial process so as to quiet plaintiffs’ title and ownership over the same. II. DAMAGES 8. That the oppressive and illegal conduct of the defendants (original defendants) has no other purpose than to harass, annoy and inconvenience the plaintiffs and which in the process succeeded in causing upon plaintiffs mental anguish, extreme humiliation and moments of torment compensable as moral damages appropriately in the sum of Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00); 9. That the illegal and despicable conduct of herein defendants (original defendants) deserve condemnation and in order to deter the public from duplicating the same, the defendants should be slapped with exemplary damages preferably in the sum of Thirty Thousand Pesos (P30,000.00) 10. That consequent to defendants’ violation of plaintiffs’ clear and unmistakable right, the latter was compelled to litigate and thereby engage the services of a counsel for an agreed attorney’s fees of Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,000.00); and another One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) per court appearance. 11. That at this juncture, the plaintiffs have already incurred incidental litigation expenses in the sum Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000.00). III. INJUNCTION 12. That as said in paragraph 5 hereof, in the second week of April 2005 or thereabout, the defendants (original defendants) prevented plaintiffs’ laborers and threatened the latter with physical harm should they proceed with what they limited to do; 13. That herein plaintiffs are clearly and unmistakably entitled to the reliefs herein prayed for and the whole or part of such reliefs consists in mandating and enjoining the defendants, their agents and subalterns to cease and desist from doing any act which shall be prejudicial to the proprietary rights of the plaintiffs over the same property. IV. PRELIMINARY PROHIBITORY INJUNCTION 14. That the continuance of the acts of the defendants herein sought to be enjoined during the pendency of the instant action will not only work and bring grave and irreparable damage and injury to herein plaintiffs but will certainly aggravate, complicate and multiply the issues in this case. As such, there is an imperative need for an injunctive with to issue during the pendency of this case enjoining the defendants, their agents and subalterns to cease and desist from preventing the plaintiffs to exercise acts of ownership over the subject property and to cease and desist from doing any act which shall be prejudicial to the propriety rights of the plaintiffs over the same property; 15. That the plaintiffs are ready, willing and capable of putting up an injunctive bond in such amount as this Honorable Court may deem appropriate in the premises, conditioned to pay the defendants for whatever damages the latter may suffer should it turn out later herein plaintiffs are not entitled to the reliefs prayed for. V. TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER 16. That the acts perpetuated by the defendants are clearly violative of plaintiff’s right which succeeded in bringing and causing gross and irreparable damage and injury to the latter and shall continue to cause and bringing great and irreparable damage and injury to the plaintiffs’ acts are left unrestrained; 17. That herein plaintiffs are clearly and unmistakably entitled to the reliefs herein prayed for and the whole or part of such reliefs herein prayed for consists in enjoining the defendants, their agents and subalterns to cease and desist from preventing the plaintiffs to exercise acts of ownership over the subject property and to cease and desist from doing any act which shall be prejudicial to the proprietary rights of the plaintiffs over the same property. 18. That the plaintiffs have suffered and will continue to suffer great and irreparable damage and injury before the matter can be heard on notice considering the nature of the acts complained of and the urgency of putting up a deep well inside Lot No. 5693; 19. That In view of the urgency of the matter and its attendant circumstances, it is earnestly prayed of this Honorable Court that a Temporary Restraining Order shall issue upon the filling of this case, enjoining the defendants, their agents and subalterns to cease and desist from preventing the plaintiffs to exercise acts of ownership over the subject property, and to cease and desist from doing any act which shall be prejudicial to the proprietary rights of the plaintiffs to exercise acts of ownership over the subject property, and to cease and desist from doing any act which shall be prejudicial to the proprietary rights of the plaintiffs over the same property.

P RAYE R IN VIEW WHEREOF, the Honorable Court is most respectfully prayed the: I. Upon the filling of this instant case, a Temporary Restraining Order shall issue, enjoining the defendants, their agents and subalterns to cease and desist from preventing the plaintiffs to exercise acts of ownership over the subject property and to cease and desist from doing any acts which shall be prejudicial to the proprietary rights of the plaintiffs over the same property; II. During the prudency of the instant case and after due notice and hearing, an Injunctive Writ shall issue enjoining the defendants, their agents, and subalterns to cease and desist from preventing the plaintiffs to exercise acts of ownership over the subject property and to cease and desist from doing any acts which shall be prejudicial to the proprietary rights of the plaintiffs over the same property; III. After due notice of hearing on the merits, judgment shall issue in the plaintiffs’ favor; III.A pronouncing the plaintiffs as the lawful owners of the subject lot free from any cloud and doubt; III.B making the Injunctive Writ permanent; To page 11

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III.C condemning the defendants (original defendants) to pay plaintiffs the following sums of money to wit: III.C.1

P50,000.00 as moral damages


P30,000.00 as exemplary damages


P20,000.00 as attorney’s fee and another P1,000.00 per court appearance;


P2,000.00 as incidental litigation expenses, and

Other reliefs just and equitable are also prayed for. Respectfully submitted. Dumaguete City, Philippines, August 30, 2010.

same issue in the Complaint in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals or any division thereof, or agency of the government; That to the best of our knowledge, no action or proceeding involving the same issue is pending in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals or any division thereof or any agency of the government; That if we should learn of the pendency of said similar action, we shall undertake to report said fact within (5) days there from to this Honorable Court. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto affixed our signature this 9th day of September 2010 at Dumaguete City, Philippines. (Sgd.) MOSIA PAJUNAR-PALEN Affiant CTC No. 08721349 Issued on September 9, 2010 Issued at Dumaguete City

SUBSCRIBE AND SWORN to before me this 9 th day of September, 2010 at Dumaguete City, Philippines.

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By: (Sgd.)RICHARD R. ENOJO PTR No. 4368351 – 01.08.10 IBP No. 771510 – 12.10.09 Both issued at Dumaguete City ROLL NO. 40385 – 07.03.95 MCLE Compliance No. II-0016203 February 4, 2009 VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF NON-FORUM SHOPPING WE, MOSIA PAJUNAR –PALEN and CONIGUNDA PAJUNAR-QUINAMOT, both of legal age, Filipinos, both married and residents of Inalad, Siaton, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Under oath hereby depose and say: 1 That we are some of the plaintiffs in the above-entitled case; that we have caused the foregoing Amended Complaint to be prepared; that we haven read and understood the contents thereof; and that the allegations therein are true correct of our own personnel knowledge and based on authentic records; 2 That we hereby certify: That we have not recommenced any other action or proceeding involving the

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(Sgd.)CONIGUNDA PAJUNAR-QUINAMOT Affiant CTC No. 33211063 Issued on September 9, 2010 Issued by Siaton, Negros Oriental

Doc. No. 234 Page No. 48 Doc. No. XIX Series of 2010 Note: Original complaint has been attached with Annexes “A” and “B”. WHEREAS, on the motion of the plaintiffs and in an Order dated 25 January 2013, this Court directs service of summons by publication, once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental duly chosen by raffle. NOW THEREFORE, you defendants, FELIXBERTO P. ABEJERO, CONCHITA P. ABEJER, GEORGE P. ADALIM, DIONESIO PAJUNAR and EXPEDITO PAJUNAR are hereby ordered to file your ANSWER to the complaint before this Court within Sixty (60) days from the date of the last publication of this summons, furnishing Atty. Richard R. Enojo a copy thereof. Given this 25th day of January 2013 in Dumaguete City, Philippines. (Sgd.) ATTY. MA. WENGELOU S. DIMALIG Clerk of Court V The Negros Chronicle May 5, 12 & 19, 2013

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LEONIDA A. ESTRIRO HAGONOY, Petitioner -versusCATALINA L. GARCES, in her capacity as the ICO-MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR of Mabinay, Negros Oriental, Respondent x - -- - - - -- - - -- - - - -- - - - -- - - -- - - - -- - /

OR DE R A Verified Petition for Correction of Entry in the Birth Records of Leonida E. Hagonoy at the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Mabinay, Negros Oriental, was filed by Petitioner Leonida L. Hagonoy, through counsel, today. Petitioner alleges that she is the third child of spouses IMELDA ELONA ESTRIRO and JESUS REBLORA HAGONOY. She avers that she was born on June 22, 1989 at Brgy.. Arebasore, Mabinay, Negros Oriental. However, her date of birth was erroneously entered as June 22, 1998 in her Certificate of Live Birth and that her birth order was erroneously indicated as 10th, instead of 3rd. She further maintains that unless such errors are corrected, she will have a hard time adjusting her true and correct date of birth and birth order. She, therefore, asks that an Order be issued directing the Respondent to correct her date of birth from June 22, 1998 to June 22, 1989, and her birth order from 10 th to 3rd . Finding the same to be sufficient in form and substance, the Court hereby sets this case for initial hearing on June 03, 2013 at 8:30 AM at the sala of RTC-Branch 45, Hall of Justice, Bais City, on which date and time, all persons who have or claim any interest under the entry whose change or correction is sought may appear and may signify their opposition thereto. They may also file their written opposition to herein Petition within fifteen (15) days from receipt of this ORDER-NOTIFICATION, or from the last date of publication of the same. The Petitioner is directed to serve copies of herein Petition, together with its annexes, personally or by registered mail, to the Local Civil Registrar of Mabinay, Negros Oriental and to the Office of the Solicitor-General at least Thirty (30) days prior to the date of initial hearing of this case. Moreover, the Petitioner is hereby ordered to cause the publication of a copy of this ORDER-NOTIFICATION, at her expenses, at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in the Province of Negros Oriental. Pursuant to Section 2 of A.M. No. 12-8-8-SC,parties are mandated to file with this Court and serve on the adverse party; personally or by licensed courier service, not later that five(5) days before initial hearing the following documents, to wit: (a) Judicial Affidavits of their witnesses and (b) the parties Documentary or Object evidence, if any, which shall be attached to the judicial affidavits and marked as Exhibits A,B, C, and so on in the case of the Petitioner, and as Exhibits 1,2,3 and so on in the case of the Respondent. SO ORDERED. Given this 28th day of February, 2013 in Bais City, Philippines. (Sgd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ Judge The Negros Chronicle Apr. 28, May 5 & 12, 2013

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ith the U.S. stock market making new highs, it may be time to review your investment style for investing in mutual funds, ETFs, etc. The investment style that worked in 2008-2009 may still be what works for you today, or your investment style may need to be adjusted to deal with current stock market conditions. As is generally the case, whether the stock market is high or low, there are some experts saying the market will continue to rise, while others are saying we are ripe for a market selloff. Either way, now may be a good time to review your investment style. Investment style refers to to tolerate a high level of an investor’s philosophy for portfolio fluctuation over selecting securities. The two time. purest equity investment Value investors buy styles are growth and value. companies that appear Because of the cyclical nature comparatively “cheap” based of the U.S. economy, value on various valuation and growth stocks seem to measures. Value investors perform well at different seek to buy undervalued times. In other words, when companies and capture the growth stocks are in favor, returns that occur when the value stocks may not be, and market price rises to vice versa. Value stocks properly reflect the often outperform the rest of company’s “ hidden” or the market during recovery intrinsic value. Value stages of the general business investors measure value in cycle, and growth stocks different ways. Some look often outperform during for companies having belowmature and recessionary average price/earnings and/ stages. or price/book ratios, others Growth stock investors stress above-average buy companies that have or dividend yields, and some are expected to have above emphasize a combination of average earnings growth. both. Often these companies are Value investors look for developing new technologies high-quality medium to very and products, or are well- large capitalization positioned in a rapidly companies with sound growing industry. Relative to balance sheet the overall stock market, characteristics. Value stocks growth companies are are generally appropriate for characterized by basic investors seeking above financial characteristics such average long-term total as low dividend yields, high return through a combination price/earnings ratios and high of capital appreciation plus price/book ratios. Growth income. Conservative style is generally appropriate investors often find value for investors seeking above stocks appealing since their average long-term total above-average dividends can return, mostly through share be a major contributor to price appreciation. Growth total return, and many serve stock investors must be able as a “cushion” for their share

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MOTHER The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. — Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Today, May 12, Sunday, is Mother’s Day, celebrated in many parts of the world to honor and remember the most important and loved woman in our life, our mother. Everyday, when memories bring up the thought of my mother, a sense of loss and a nagging pain hits me in the gut, as I remember my mother who we let go when God called her home 18 years ago.

he Army’s 302nd brigade participated in the Unity Walk and InterFaith Rally promoting the SAFE 2013 (Secure And Fair Elections), a project of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office and DILG last May 7, together with members of the security sector, religious leaders and various stakeholders.


The AFP and PNP are set to deploy military personnel this week to maintain the peace and order on Monday’s election. As part of the security sector, the Army’s 302 nd Brigade under Col. Francisco M. Patrimonio, the Brigade Commander, said the Army is committed in achieving a Free, Credible, Honest, Orderly and Peaceful May 2013 national and local elections in the province of Negros Oriental. Patrimonio stressed that, “The AFP and PNP will remain vigilant and steadfast to ensure honest, orderly

and peaceful elections and are exerting all efforts to determine and apprehend the groups and personalities who intend to undermine the electoral process. Through the JPSCC, the AFP and PNP are committed to make the election successful with zero-election related incident thru best efforts.” “We also challenge all the candidates, civil society organizations, religious groups and the citizenry to be more vigilant in preventing violence and not to be swayed by the use of guns, goons and gold”, he added. “We will not allow


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ourselves (AFP and PNP) to be tagged along these political rivalries and we warn those who continue to insist that we will not tolerate their actions and they will be dealt with accordingly” stressed Patrimonio.

NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Sps. Alvaro Corsame and Luisa Laspiñas namely, Juliana C. Unto and the heirs of Santiago Corsame, na mely, As unci on M . Co rsame, Wi lfre do M . Co rsa me, Hermes Cor same , No rber ta M . Co rsame, Ma riet a M. Cor same , El ena M. Corsame, Lucia M. Corsame; Heirs of Teopanes M. Corsame, namely, Melody Calumpang Corsame, for herself and on beha lf o f mi nors Ste phen C. Corsame and Steven C. Corsame and Joseph R. Corsame; have executed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition on two land parcels of land, Lot No. 4214 of the Cadastral Survey of Dumaguete containing an area of Three Thousand One Hundred Seventy-Six (3,176) square meters, more or less; and a parcel of land, Lot No. 41 43 o f th e Ca das tral Sur vey of Dumaguete, containing an area of Nine Thousand Three Hundred EightyTwo (9,382) square meters, more or less; per Doc. No. 143, Page No. 29, Book No. XLIX, Series of 2013, duly notarized by Atty. Elizur V. Umbac. The Negros Chronicle Apr. 28, May 5 & 12, 2013

Without our mothers our life and our homes will not be the same. Hopefully today families will be celebrating with the special women of their homes. The great grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers-inlaw, stepmothers and mothers. History tells us the earliest Mother’s Day celebration goes back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the mother of the Gods. England celebrated Mothering Sunday in the 1600’s and in the United States , Mother’s Day was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson made an official announcement proclaiming Mother’s Day as a national holiday to be held each year on the 2nd Sunday of May. Enjoy these quotes below that speak of mothers, the heart of the home:


African Proverb

Youth fades; love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; A mother’s secret hope outlives them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother. Napoleon Bonaparte A mother’s heart is always with her children. Proverb The God to whom little boys say their prayers has a face very like their mother’s. James Matthew Barrie The greatest love is a mother’s; then a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s. Polish proverb By and large, mother and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. Anne Morrow Lindbergh No one in the world can take the place of your mother. Right or wrong, from her viewpoint you are always right. She may scold you for little things, but never for the big ones. Harry Truman

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. Irish proverb

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. Honore de Balzac

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. Jewish Proverb

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore M. Hesburgh

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. Victor Hugo

The mother is everything - she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness. He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly. Kahlil Gibran

The mother ’s heart is the child’s schoolroom. Henry Ward Beecher What the child says, he has heard at

Asociacion Agricola de Bais y Tanjay Inc. Bais Central, Negros Oriental April 26, 2013

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that in conformity with the by-Laws of this Association, the annual general meeting of members has been scheduled by the President on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at the Recreation Hall (Badminton Court) Bais Central, Negros Oriental, and the order of business and agenda of this meeting will be as follows: 1. Roll call 2. Reading of the minutes of the last annual general meeting and its approval 3. Report of the President 4. Other matters of importance 5. Election of Directors of this Association for the crop year 2013-2014 Our planters-members are requested to come on time. (Sgd.) ANTONIO D. MONTENEGRO Secretary/Treasurer The Negros Chronicle May 5, 12 & 19, 2013

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priority to local residents. Not only will we be able to augment the income of the residents, but they will in turn be able to help us in terms of their familiarity of the terrain,” explains Tijing, adding that “because the workers are local residents themselves, the attachment to the place is great and their enthusiasm is spurred to do their work well.” It will be recalled that the Tejeros Lagoon was part and parcel of the lives of Valencianons and Dumaguetenos for many years, who have made it a habit to troop to Tejeros during holidays, celebrations, and even for mere getting together. “It is not too late to re-educate our people and revive their interest and love for nature and the outdoors. Perhaps, instead of relaxing in malls, we can enjoy the benefits of clean, fresh air and the soothing cool waters in the lagoon with family and friends,” Tijing suggests. The municipal council of Valencia has adapted and passed Sanggunian Bayan Resolution No. 30 series of 2013 authorizing Mayor Gonzalez to enter into such partnership with Philsouth Properties and Development Corporation to











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manage and operate the project for 25 years. Valencia is the site of the Energy Development Corporation/Green Core and Tierra Alta Residential Resortboth in Palinpinon, among other major ventures. The latter is one of the numerous prime projects of Philsouth Properties and Development Corporation, including Northville Subdivision in Sibulan, Negros Oriental whose new facilities were launched last April 25 with no less than the Home Development Mutual Fund/ Pag-Ibig vice-president, Vicky De la Pena, as guest of honor.

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From page 8 kampo? Dili unta nato tugotan kining mahitabo. Ugma na gayud ang piniliay, hinaut pa unta nga gamiton nato ang atong gahum sa pagbo tar sa pagboto gayod sa mga tawo nga tinuod gayong Diyosnon, makabayan, ug maka-tao. We should vote for people who are truly godly. There are candidates who pretend to be godly, but they are actually godless. Truly godly candidates support and defend the Church and the things that are godly. RH law is a godless law. It belongs to the devil.

PUBLIC NOTICE To Whom It May Concern: We, Robert Charles Smith and Lucresia Patagnan Smith of Dumaguete City are beginning the process of adoption of the minors Jade Frias Payla and Rachel De La Cruz Arapoc. In compliance with the requirements of the law we are attempting to locate the parents of the said minors; Mercy Frias Payla and Quirobin O. Payla Jr. last known to be in Amlan, Negros Oriental and Liezle Gantalao De La Cruz and Rizalde Baldomar Arapoc last known to be in Bacong, Negros Oriental. We ask that the said parents or anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts of said parents to contact Mrs. Kadile of the Dumaguete City DSWD office at 422-6379.

Republic of the Philippines

City Social Welfare & Development Office

Dear Editor: This has reference to the petition of Mr. Robert Charles Smith, and Mrs. Lucresia Patagnan Smith, for adoption of minors Jade Frias Paila and Rachel de la Cruz Arapoc. The minors have been in the custody of their adoptive parents after their respective mothers left them to the care of their adoptive parents. In matters relative to the proceedings of adoption it is of basic consideration that their biological mothers Mercy S. Frias and Liezle Gantalao de la Cruz respectively have to be informed on the matter since they are the biological mothers stated in the birth records of these minors. Their mothers are advised to come out in public and possible coordination with local Social Welfare Officer I, Mrs. Encarnita T. Kadile at City Social Welfare & Dev’t. Office in Dumaguete City for easy facilitation on this matter.


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he local government unit of Valencia, Negros Oriental entered recently into a public-private partnership scheme with Philsouth Properties and Development Corporation, the pioneer real estate developer in Negros Oriental, for the total development of the former Tejeros Lagoon located in Barangay Apolong, Valencia. In the signing of the or longer stay, as well as other Memorandum of Agreement amenities that will focus on between Mayor Enrique eco-tourism. Gonzalez representing the LGU Moreover, according to of Valencia and LouieTijing, Mayor Gonzalez, to maximize president of Philsouth the utilization of the swimming Properties and Development pool lagoon not only for the Corporation, the project people of Valencia, but of the involves the financing, design, entire province and other and development of the neighboring places for existing lagoon, which was everyone’s total enjoyment, the unfortunately damaged by entrance fees will be very super typhoon Sendong on competitive and affordable at Dec. 17, 2011. Since then, two P30 each for adults and P20 years after, the place has been each for children. left idle and non-operational. “If you are a resident of The project envisions Valencia, we are happy to to transform Tejeros — which announce that we shall be will henceforth be known as giving special rates of P10 only Banica Valley Swimming Pool for adults and P5 for children Lagoon — into an exciting, upon presentation of valid adventure-laden, and one-of-a- identification cards to indicate kind experience for people from that you are residents of all walks of life. This holds true Valencia. This is one way by to its origin of having the which your local government coolest natural body of water unit can reciprocate the support and, at that time, the only you have given to our resort-type destination for municipality which has, over enjoyable family and group the years, grown into a outings in the province. bustling economy courtesy of In keeping with the the confidence given to us by increasing demand of excellent investors and entrepreneurs,” service and utmost informs Mayor Gonzalez. convenience for those who The project likewise need to have a quick get-away intends to capitalize on the from the hustle and bustle of human resourcesof the daily living, cottages, picnic municipality. According to areas, and various Tijing, Valencianons are concessionaires for food and generally known for their drinks will be made available at perseverance and penchant for the site. Other features will hard work, industry, and include a mini zipline, wall discipline. “During the climbing facilities, development stage of the accommodation for overnight project, we will be giving



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So candidates who support the RH law are also godless. Ibasura nato ang ilang kandidato ra, gikan sa mga senatoriables hangtud sa pagka-konsehal sa lungsod. May God Bless Us All and all our efforts.



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3,500 volunteers ... From page 2 situationers, unusual events and violations of the law such as vote-buying, among others. More importantly, however, is for the volunteers to closely monitor post-voting activities, such as the printing, counting and transmission of results with the use of the automated Precinct Count Optical Scan units. Also, seven roving teams, each comprising two members of a communications group, two volunteers and/or media practitioners and a driver, will be deployed to pre-assigned clustered areas in Negros Oriental to pick up the copies of the election returns for the citizens’ arms and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas. On Thursday, Msgr. Heruela signed a memorandum of agreement with the local KBP chapter, represented by its vice president, Sherlyn Infante, the manager of Radio DYRMAM, allowing the citizens’ arms to collect the ER copies intended for the KBP. The agreement comes after local KBP authorities admitted that due to limitations on manpower and logistics, they could not possibly gather all the ER copies assigned them from the total 1,076 clustered voting precincts in Negros Oriental. Some of the polling places are situated in remote and near inaccessible areas as well as in the hinterlands. In the May 2010 polls, the KBP local chapter was unable to pick up the ER copies for the same reasons. Members of the local trimedia and the citizens’ arms have also agreed to coordinate with each other for a wider election coverage beginning Monday and thereafter. A media center shall be set up at the Marian Priests’ Center at the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral compound for easy access of the press to the election results and parallel counting to be carried out by the citizens’ arms. HBC/JFP (PNA)

FAKE P1000 ...

PNP: 53 ...

From page 2 money? Because they are the ones who can afford to make one. Well, the fake one thousand peso bills (P1000) were discovered when the ultraviolet light fake money detector found it out when used to pay the tuition fees of several students at the NORSU state university during enrolment time Thursday May 9. ( scanner inverted the fake bill) NORSU Information officer Mark Ituralde said a foreign nursing student one LatifaJemutalChepkwony withdrew money from the Western Union outlet at Robinsons Mall on May 8. A man next to her asked if she could change 3 onethousand peso bills which she obliged with six P500. Bills. The 3-one thousand peso bills were used by her to pay her NORSU tuition. The report was confirmed by NORSU president Dr Don Vicente Real written by Conny Muro. The NBI is now alerted. And they are now tracing the other enrollees who paid the bills at that specific cash counter at NORSU. Then they can trace the students’ parents, then they can identify others how the parents got the fake P1000 bill and most likely from a wealthy politician, logically because this is election week and as you know, money—- fake or not —will flow like milk and honey. So, just give the honey, not the fake money.

From page 2 formal complaints. The police chiefs of Jimalalud and Sibulan were directed to conduct a thorough investigation of the said cases. The capital city of Dumaguete topped the list with nine cases, followed by Canlaon City, Bayawan City and Tanjay City with five cases each; Siaton and Guihulngan City, four each; Sta. Catalina, three cases; Sibulan, Mabinay, Vallehermoso, Bais City, Bacong and Pamplona with two each; and La Libertad, Valencia, Tayasan, San Jose, Jimalalud and Ayungon with one each. Of the total number of shooting incidents in Negros Oriental during the election period, six persons have been arrested, 40 suspects are still at large, four cases have been filed while majority of the cases are “pending result of investigation”, records at the NOPPO showed. At least 19 people were shot dead while the others were either wounded or escaped unharmed in the said shooting incidents, the official police records further

Villar bishop ... From page 3 landmark bills upholding the welfare of women, children and families were passed. These include the Magna Carta of Women, AntiTrafficking of Women and Children, Anti-violence against Women, Protection of children in the workplace; Juvenile Justice System and the two versions of the Senior Citizens Act (2003 and 2010), among others. She was also chairperson of the House

expat Growth & Value ... (From page 13) chip quality growth companies that have dominant industry positions. The investors adds value compared to the index through superior stock selection and sector weighting differences, usually without making any big “bets.” A core equity portfolio if often considered the bedrock on which other specialized investment management styles are built. Individual stocks do not respond equally to economic and fiscal environments. There are periods, often lasting several years when growth stocks outperform value stocks ( and vice versa), large cap stocks

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outperform small cap stocks, and so on. Timing investment styles is difficult due to trends in market volatility, interest rates and the economy. Portfolio diversification offers one solution because it increases the opportunity that at least some investments will do well, offsetting others that are lagging. As the old saying for success goes, you need to make a plan and then work the plan. The same is true for investing. Regardless of whether you select a growth or value approach to investing - or a combination of both you need to have an investment style and then work your style.


26 arrested ... From page 2 investigation. One of the suspects, being a minor from Canlaon City, who was arrested with a bladed weapon, was released to the Department of Social Welfare and Development, while another one Armando Balansag of Tambulan Tayasan was released after he was charged for carrying an unlicensed .38 pistol. Five of those arrested were from Bayawan City, four from Zamboanguita, Dumaguete City, Tanjay City, two from Bacong, Committee on Higher & Technical Education and the Congressional Spouses Foundation from 1998 to 2000 and President of the Senate Spouses Foundation, Inc. from August 2006 to December 2008. After the end of her term as congresswoman, Villar has since then sat as managing director of the Villar Foundation.

Victim warns ... From page 2 dismissed and the client claims he never heard from the lawyer . When the client heard that this lawyer was running for public office, he brought his case before the people and cautioned the voters against putting a man without professional integrity in public office. (Unless the client files a formal case with the IBP or the Supreme Court, we cannot give details for ethical reasons. What this paper is stressing is that voters should only vote for people with known public integrity, honesty and professionalism in public service.)

showed. Motives or reasons behind these cases ranged from land dispute to personal grudge as well as probable links to the illegal drugs trade. Supt. Virtucio admitted that the cases in Jimalalud and Sibulan which media reports tagged as politically motivated could have political color, however, there is no substantial evidence or witnesses linking these to the upcoming polls. He believes that the witnesses or aggrieved parties are fearful of retaliation if they cooperated with the police and disclosed information vital to the investigation and solution of these cases. Despite the perceived rise in shooting incidents this year, Supt. Virtucio allayed fears of violence erupting during the last stretch of the campaign period until Monday’s elections. According to him, it was “normal” to have elevated public focus on shooting incidents in the province because of the elections this year but he assured that based on PNP records, the 2010 presidential elections registered a higher number of cases involving firearms. Mabinay, Basay, and suspect each nabbed in Tayasan, Sibulan and Amlan. Seized were assorted firearms such as shotguns, .38 caliber and 45 caliber pistols, air rifle, knives and grenades. Virtucio said that anybody arrested within the Comelec gun ban period faces stiffer penalties and fines. The ban included not only the carrying of firearms but also the hiring of armed bodyguards by candidates and the transporting of arms, explosives, raw materials or parts, Virtucio said. (By Dems Demecillo)

BEIs, cops ... From page 3 polling center except if there is an actual disturbance to peace then they can be permitted to be stationed within the 30-meter radius close enough to properly respond to emergency. However, some members of the BEI in the past have been subject to allegations of partisanship owing to their sympathy or loyalty to some politicians who might be related to them or even for the simple reason that some candidates were instrumental in the hiring of the teachers. Therefore, members of the BEI are not allowed to distribute priority numbers, assist the illiterates, feed the ballots to the PCOS, talk to the watchers unless for the purpose of recording the minutes or to address a complaint. On the other hand, the police are disallowed from positioning themselves at the door of the polling center; they are prohibited from engaging in any conversation with the voter, or disturb, prevent or obstruct the free access to the polling place. On election day, there


City Bankrupt? ... From page 5 or what is still free to be future income? The City still spent. has until December 2013 City Budget Offficer to expectedly earn more Antonette General has yet to millions of pesos in city say the final word whether or revenues to run the city not the city government can government . still allocate funds for Answer please….. And important projects, out of ASAP. what the city treasurer The people need official reported as “AVAILABLE answers from the officials FUNDS,” based on the concerned. The Sanggnian Summary Statement of city allocates the funds, the mayor hall. executes the order of The basic question expenditures as directed by therefore has yet to be the legislative body. That is answered: “ can the city how the city government government thru the city works. So both departments council, still allocate funds should know the answers to for new projects out of what these tricky questions, is available in the banks to the especially now that elections tune of P190+million?” What are happening in the next 24 about expected and sure hours.

Catholics ... From page 1 the efforts of certain candidates who are doing massive vote buying in all the cities, towns and barangays of the Negros Oriental. CONTRACTED: Monsignor Tulabing said that voter and buyer seem to sign a contract wherein downpayment and full payment are done before and after winning. If candidate loses, no full payment. Tulabing claimed that partial payment is given to the voter and full payment upon winning the election. He said the massive vote buying is systematic, being bought are voters that are prelisted with signatures and precinct numbers, others even with IDs. BUY AND MARK Another method is to go to houses of their opponents, pay each family member P2000 and advise them NOT TO VOTE anymore. To be sure, the vote-buyer puts an indelible ink in the fore finger of the victim to be sure that he can no longer enter his precinct. This way, the opponent will lose votes. He said this kind of leaders don’t have a place in government for buying their way to their desired position by corrupting the people, and that only those with money can do this. On the other hand, provincial election officer Atty Juvenal Tuale also received the same report in warning that the buyer and the person who receives the money are both liable of

Iglesia ni ... From page 2 city candidates who luckily got the support from the INC are Reelectionist Vice Gov. Apolinario Arnaiz Jr., and Fritzie Lumjod, Elan Cadayday, Mariant EscañoVillegas and Melliemore Saycon for 2nd District Board Members. For city councilors, the

Moms and... From page 6 again at 2 a.m. when she just wants to hear their key in the door and know will be two lanes: regular and the express lane for the elderly, pregnant and persons with disabilities. Only 20 voters are allowed inside the precinct at any given time.

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committing an election offense. Banks reported huge withdrawals despite the MONEY BAN order by the Comelec. It is prohibited on five days before elecitons, to encash checks for P100,000 and carry cash worth P500,000 which are sure evidence of vote buying. But violators can split the amounts and still go scot free. They laughed off the Comelec resolution. The Comelec officer Tuale reiterated his call for Negrenses to vote according to their conscience in refuting claims of certain political parties that they will be able to trace which candidate they are voting. Tuale stressed only the voter knows the content of his or her ballot and there is no way the candidate is able to see them. The provincial election officer is expected to issue a directive to elections officers and the board of election inspectors all over the province to prohibit cellphones and cameras inside the polling precinct following reports full payment will be made by the candidate who is buying votes if the voter can present evidence that he or she is indeed voting for the candidate with the use of his or her cellphone. Tuale said this would be a mockery of laws that ensure the secrecy and sacredness of our ballots if voters will take pictures of the person they are voting for and present the same as evidence to collect the balance payment.jg

INC have chosen five reelectionists, two comebacking councilors and three other new aspirants namely: Albert Aquino (NPC), Manny Arbon (LP), Michael Bandal (LP), Chicklet Belen (LP), Samuel Dicen (LP), Franklin Esmeña (NPC), JV Imbo (NPC), Nelson Patrimonio (NPC), Tony Remollo (LP), and Analou Suan(LP).

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The watcher of the concerned party with a grievance can request for the BEI to include in the minutes the details of their complaint or observation for future reference. (By Dems Demecillo)


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Located at Cor. Dr. V. Locsin & Sta. Catalina Sts., Dumaguete City

Tel. Nos. 421-0865 421-0146



asta King opened with much funfare last year June 1 with previous owners Andreino De Santis of Rome, Italy and Peter Wolfgang Schlicht of Munich, Germany. This year exciting changes will be expected from new owners Peter Wolfgang Schlicht of Munich , Germany,Marco Accica of Rome, Italy and Rodolfo Saldias Santos of Montevideo, Uruguay. These restaurateurs aim to make Pasta King, the best authentic Roman, Italian Restaurant in Philippines within three (3) months. Only one other Italian restaurant will be comparable to this site in terms of taste, that is the restaurant located in Boracay, named Aria. In fact one of the most reliable and popular travel website, already rated Pasta King as 4.5 stars with favorable reviews. While the previous owner emphasized the American Italian way ( NY and

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Chicago style pizza) with Chef to the Stars Andreino, this time Chef Partner Marco Accica will introduce to us the science and art of Roman style Italian cooking to include 20 different pastas, 19 pizzas, featuring the most authentic and freshest ingredients. All ingredients will all be imported fresh from Rome, Italy including a special kind of flour only flown in from the pizza and pasta country.PeterSchlicht’s travel and forty three years experience in fine food business paved way to building and selling a total of 17 restaurants. He also currently ow ns in San Diego and Viola Restaurant in. Located at the corner of Dr. V. Locsin and Sta. Catalina Sts. across from Maganda Travel, the décor and ambiance of the restaurant is both elegant and casual. Walls are covered with the different celebrities and White House dignitaries that Mr. De Santis had mingled with in his past restaurants like Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and Frank Sinatra in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas . Pasta

King is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily except Sundays. As food connoisseurs, we recommend the following scrumptious best sellers: Ten inch woodfired Pizza Biancha, Pizza a la King and Queen with Italian Sausage, Pancetta Bacon and Potatoes, QuatroFormaggi with four different types of Cheese and the Pizza Romana with Broccoli and fresh Italian Sausages. On the Pizza Rosso list, we recommend theN apoletana with Anchovies, SicilianaTono with Tuna and Onions, Capriciosa with Mushrooms, Ham , Olives and Eggs and for the vegetarian, Verdure Miste with mixed Vegetables. Among the pasta dishes in the Olio list, we recommend you to try the delectable Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Garlic, Virgin Olive Oil and Chili, Spaghetti Vongole which contains Clams from Bais, Olive Oil , Garlic and Parsley,Gnocci Burro with Butter, Parmesan and Sage and for the Vegetarians, Linguine Genovese with

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Potatoes, String Beans and Pesto. While in the Pasta Rosso list please try the Rigatoni Amatriciana with Guanciale, Pecorino and Marinara Sauce, Penne Putanesca with Anchovies,Capers, Olives and Marinara and the Gnocchi Sorrentina with Mozzarella, Parmesan and Marinara. In the Pasta Biancha list we recommend you try the Fettuccine Salmone with Salmon in Vodka Cream Sauce, Fettuccine Papalina with Prosciutto, Egg, Parmesan and Cream. The Pasta dishes starts at P99 to P 399 and the Pizza dishes from P169 P 369. Also try their Antipasto which has Prosciutto, Mortadella, Salame and Mozzarella. They also have an extensive list of wine from different regions, tasty choices of Gelatos, Tiramisu and Italian coffee cakes. The restaurant also offers various favorites everyday including Pinoy specials like Adobo, Baby Back Ribs, Chicken Sinigang and Spicy Chicken Bicol Express. Pasta King will be celebrating their 1st year Anniversary this coming June 1, 2013 and therefore invites everyone to partake with their special menus for the day. For more information about the restaurant and the menu please go to the w ebsite: www.pastakingasia.comor call Tel. #s 035421-0865.

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