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Winners proclaimed

The provincial and city Election Board of Canvassers have proclaimed sure-winning candidates in the city and province, even as the final stretch of the canvassing of results is reaching the finish line. Proclaimed Wednesday were the winners in Dumaguete city headed by reelected Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria , Vice Mayhor Woodrow Maquiling and ten city councilors-elect. Those who were proclaimed Friday afternoon were Gov-elect RoelDegame and Vice Govelect Mark Macias ; Rep George Arnaiz and four second district board members. (see related stories Page 1)

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wo army soldiers and three rebels were killed while two were also wounded in two separate encounters with suspected members of the communist New People’s Army in the hinterlands of Santa Catalina, Negros Oriental this week. This even as 300 villagers, mostly women and children from the remote sitios of Naupao, Malmag and Mahalang, all in barangay San Pedro and sitio Lamboanon in barangay Fatima, left their homes and moved to safer grounds for fears of being hit by crossfire. Many villagers failed to vote for fear of their lives.

Killed on the first encounter on election day at sitio Bongabong, barangay Milagrosa, Sta. Catalina was Pfc Aris de Emoy while the wounded was Pfc Anastacio Aloba, Jr. Aloba was promptly evacuated to a local treatment where he was given preferential medical attention. He is said to be out of danger. To page 16

P406K robbery in mines & mall

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t is the year of the incumbents in the provincial and capital city of Negros Oriental based on the finishing count of the 2013 midterm elections. Consequently, the Comelec made city and provincial proclamation of winners Wednesday and Friday, respectively.

Proclaimed Friday 4:25pm were the fresh winners, Gov-elect Roel Degamo, who, as senior board member, took over the position from the late Gov Tuting Perdices who died in 2011. Degamo won with 212,252 votes. Also proclaimed were first-timer Dr Mark Macias, an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Manila who was elected vice governor (LP) with 160,656 votes; followed by Dr Henry Sojor with 137,527 votes and Jun “Arnaiz with 119,653 votes.

Probationally proclaimed 4pm Friday, under Comelec Resolution No. 9700 were Governor Roel Ragay Degamo (PDP-Laban) who garnered 212,252 votes as against his closest rival 1stDist Cong Jocelyn Limkaichong who garnered 161,361 while gubernatorial candidate MargaritoTeves garnered 148,604, excluding the results from Bayawan City and Bindoy. ALSO PROCLAIMED in absentia was reelected Rep George Arnaiz who was in Cebu. Also proclaimed To page 21

Officially hits Still has the Landslide too Count almost done the 200k mark people’s nod in the South in First District

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uthorities are still facing a blank wall as to the identities of the suspects who held up the P400,000 payrol money of the PDEP mining in Tayasan two days before the elections last

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At the same time, election crowd at the mall netted one more P6000- robbery case now under investigation.

PAYROL MONEY Intial investigation showed that at around 10:45 am on Saturday, May 11, 2013, around 20 fully armed men believed to be rebels To page 21

Finally, Mercy Significant election sidelights: makes it in Bais By DEMS DEMECILLO

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fter so many failed attempts to capture the city mayorship of Bais in past elections, Mercy Goñi, finally makes it to the city hall crown becoming the sugar city’s second lady mayor. She dislodged Karen Villanueva, former city mayor who ran for congress, and even her father Hector “Tata” Villaueva who ran again for mayor. It was a virtual return of the Teves power, Mercy being the daughter of the late Sen. Lorenzo Teves. She married the late To page 14

Cordova, Arbas vow to still stay vigilant,

Dumaguete City Vice-Mayor Alan Gel Cordova and Councilor Joe Kenneth Arbas may have lost their respective mayoral and vicemayoral bids, but both have underscored their desire to hold accountable those who are allegedly responsible for their electoral defeats. Only two LP councilors made it: Tony Rems and

Manny Arbon. Cordova warned that they cannot let the blatant electioneering of the City Water District and Barangay officials go unpunished. Arbas said that even after they step down from public office, the two lawyers said they are ready to serve the constituents in their private capacities.

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Dismantling Dynasties

his election seems to send a message to all and sundry that if our lawmakers in Congress will not pass the anti-dynasty law which is mandated by our Constitution, the people will dismantle the political dynasties themselv es one by one through the ballot, as they have done in a number of political clans in the country in this year’s mid-term elections. And which political dynasties were those that were dismantled last Monday? These are the GARCIAs in Cebu, the VILLAFUERTEs in CamSur, the FUAs in Siquijor, the ANTONINOs in South Cotabato, the JALOSJOSes in Dipolog Zambo Norte; the TAÑADAs in Quezon; the SUMULONGs in Rizal; the DIAZes in North Samar; the VILLAROSAs in Occ. Mindoro; the TUPASes in Iloilo; the ANGARAs in Aurora Quezon among others. Negros Oriental, which is known as the TEVES and MACIAS country since the time of the late Sen. Lorenzo Teves (who almost clinched the vice presidency) and the great Rep. Lamberto and Dodo Macias, is experiencing a

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diminishing trend even as younger breeds of Teves and Macias honchos are starting to emerge. What is the message ? The people want new brand and breed of leadership and governance. Thanks to the old guards who have set the pace for the present and the future. What the people apparently want is a dispersal and not the concentration of political power in one family. When power is spread out, there is balance of power. Most of all, the economic prosperity is also spread to larger areas instead of being concentrated into one. And there is peace, because the forces of check-and-balance are at play. Biting the bullet of transition is not a walk in the park. Therefore, let us not wish for the moon from the new players. Expect them to initially commit mistakes. Instead, let us support them, let us give them freedom to exercise the rule of law. And for us the governed, let us respect and support the authority for as the Holy Book says, respect given to legitimate authority is respect rendered unto God.

“By the Grace of Poe”

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veryone ,including Grace Poe herself, was surprised she was proclaimed No 1 in the 2013 Senate Race. Of course, no one will forget , she is the only “daughter” of the great movie King Fernando Poe Jr and movie Queen (in her time) Susan Roces, a marriage union that was, in itself, a blockbuster in real life. Although the former MTRCB College (political science) circumstances and champions head Grace Poe was ranked only graduate, ranked No 3 in the last the cause of the oppressed, the No 28 in precampaign surveys- surveys and raised all poor and the invaded (by as she was egged as early as eyebrows as she zoomed to Japanese.) Stories have it that in public film 2010 to run for the senate; she shot premier place in the race during immediately to No. 15 by merely the polls- up by over a million showings in the rural areas, people announcing her candidacy. Poe votes over her nearest rival (as would weep and tear the screen apart whenever FPJ was wounded or hurt was courted assiduously by both of Tuesday). Her message- delivered by villains. For a long time- he was the UNA and LP Coalition-ending with clarity in the right the country’s Best Box-Office King up with the latter, however. By January 2012, Grace manner- probably partly of all times-rivaled only by the late Poe barged into the Magic 12 explains the Grace Poe Dolphy on the comedy side. Word has it that when ABSand never left town. However, Phenomenon. She carried on she swung like a pendulum the fight of the underdog- CBN started to show even his from No 5 to No 12 where the both in the movies and real black and white old films in their top senate survey spots were life- like his late father low afternoon hours, its ratings contested by the “regulars” Fernando Poe Jr. did.In the went northwards. Talk about like reelectionist- senators movies, FPJ as he was longevity and canine loyalty Loren Legarda, Chiz Escudero called,was a the silent, spanning decades. downtrodden (often poor) In 2004, FPJ, everyone and Allan Cayetano. To page 12 The 42-year old UP/Boston film hero -who rises above his

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he elections—the country’s favorite past time next to the teleseryes—are over. Congratulations to the winners. For those who were either defeated or felt cheated, there is always the next elections to look forward to in three years. For the winners, it is time to buckle down to work and serve our people. Here in Negros Oriental, observation is that, based on results, the ruling Liberal Party, got clobbered by the opposition. From the positions of governor, the three reprsentatives to congress, the mayorship in many towns and cities, including Dumaguete City, all winners came from the opposition. What does this mean? Principally I think, Negros Oriental will be good fertile grounds for political cultivation by the opposition in preparation for the 2016 Presidential elections. This province can hardly be a Liberal Party bailiwick in 2016. It also means that Pinoy’s political magic wand didn’t work in favor of his annointed ones here. This does not mean however, that Negrenses don’t like what the President is doing. Negrenses voted his nephew Bam Aquino, to the top of the heap in the senatorial elections. It probably just means that Negrenses didn’t like to elect local Liberal Party candidates in this elections. Not their type. There have been issues raised that delayed the proclamation of certain candidates. It is an attempt at trying to bring to the

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“Strike a Match” ( For a post-election change in pace, we’ll skip discussing PCOS machines, losing candidates, to economics this Sunday. It happens to be the end of the Easter season. Therefore, we’re sending in a column on Pentecost written by Deacon Greg Kandra. You’ll find Kandra’s writing snappy and to the point. Enjoy — JLM ) f you had to name one of the most quoted speeches of the 20th century, one near the top of any list would be the inaugural address of John F. Kennedy in 1961, with his call “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Earlier in that same speech, poured into the streets, they had he alerted the world that change one purpose in mind: to let The was in the air, a generational shift, Word go forth.. saying that the “torch had been And it did. passed to a new generation.” And The Word went forth from he began with a grand Jerusalem to Judea, and on to declaration:”Let the word go forth.” Corinth and Ephesus and On this particular Sunday, Rome and Africa and Spain and those five words could also even, eventually, to the world, sum up the meaning of this (and us in the Philippines.) feast we celebrate, Pentecost. : What began with a few “Let The Word go forth.” frightened people in a darkened For in the dramatic events of room in Jerusalem has spilled out that first Pentecost, when the and touched every corner of the bewildered and excited disciples Turn to page 12

hen I cast my vote in my precinct in barrio Bongbong, Valencia I was impressed at the peaceful, orderly and seemingly honest electoral exercise. I wasmore impressed by the care and devotion of the teacher volunteers who gave us senior citizens great consideration which made our voting almost hassle- free. This was in stark contrast to that from his experience more media accounts of armed money changed hands in this confrontations in parts of the country election than in former times. What can we make of all of and rampant vote-buying. As far as I could see I did not see these? My take is that this free-forpoliticians or their ward leaders exchanging legal tender for ballots all, slambang money politics has replaced the conservative or any attempts however subtle to influence the vote of the electorate. democratic exercise owing to the From reliable sources cynicism of the electorate. though I got reports of Votersfeel that since the candidates transactional politics with are out to make a monkey out of money changing hands up us after elected we might as well ward to a thousand peso per squeeze the blood out of them now. ballot in hotly contested What is good for the goose is good precincts in other parts of the for the gander as the saying goes. Since these elected province. A priest informed me To page 17

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iving beside the beach is luxury to most people around the world. Not everyone has an easy access to warm blue waters and powdery white sand. Philippine coastline is one of the longest in the world with 36,289 kilometer long. About 60 percent of the population is enjoying this luxury 24 hours a day.

Living along the beach has an awesome wealth of benefits that range from nutritious food, sea water for well-being, fresh air charged with negative ions that detoxify and has relaxing effects, sun as the main source of vitamin D, the sand for a great workout to the breath taking beauty of marine life to those who love to explore the underwater paradise. Dr Gillian Mc Keith, author of Living Food for Health says that seaweed is an alkaline food that is richer in protein than those found in meat or fish. She adds that plants from the sea have more minerals than any other plants. Some of these sea treasures are Nori seaweed found in Japan for healthy bones and teeth, Kombu or

Kelp to reduce weight and help skin problems, blue green algae for better brain function. The Journal of Orthomolecular Medical society published that this kind of seaweed can reverse or prevent Alzheimer’s to become a full blown disease. Dulse, a reddish purple seaweed is rich in manganese that can relieve arthritis and bone thinning disease. Experts say that seawater has 89 elements that are also found in our bodies. As we bath in seawater, our pores open thus releasing toxins from our system. Research further revealed that seawater bath helps heal wound, skin diseases like psoriasis, dermatitis and at the same time improves outer skin condition.

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ast Monday’s election was final confirmation for me that foreigners, specifically me, have no business in Filipino politics. I had it all figured wrong; and I know more about the local political situation than the average foreigner. I would like to think that most of the candidates are my friends, or at least as friendly as a foreigner can expect from any politician. This column should not be wrong. First they dug up some construed to endorse any OLD charges that were candidate, living or dead. My dismissed ten years ago. Then personal political views have no they made a huge stink about place here. I thought I knew what cellphones and his picture on was going on, but I had no clue. disaster relief goods. Finally The governor’s race: I they had this nations president figured the esteemed Gary throw bombs at him over the Teves was the “Dynasty” way he spent the disaster relief choice ; the choice of the funds. I had a little intelligencia, the powerful. I had disagreement with my friend Josy pegged as the “People’s Candidate Perdices over that Choice”, her appeal to the very issue. I happen, as an exmasses was strong. Her engineer, to agree with H.E.A.R.T campaign, brilliant. Governor Degamo’s solutions. Governor Degamo, while More can be done but it was a having done some good good start. I felt sad he would things, demonstrated his will to lose not only because I like the tackle tough problems, had so man but my good friend Dindo much mud thrown at him I could had joined his team and would not see him winning. go down with him. Everything he did seemed to go Turn to page 14

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e need to be more aware of the Holy Spirit, and also of why we need him, and how we can get in touch with him. Right now, we still seem to repeat that scene of St. Paul with the Ephesians when at one point the Apostle asked some disciples: “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you became believers?” And they answered, “We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” (Acts 19,2) Sad to say, this is a common phenomenon. Even among those so-called fervent Catholics who are active in the parishes and involved in many religious activities, this ignorance of the Holy Spirit is palpable. The Holy Spirit appears to be too abstract a reality that the common tao cannot figure him out. But it’s clear that Christ gave us the Holy Spirit. The solemnity of Pentecost precisely celebrates that event when the Holy Spirit came down and transformed the apostles from fearful men to bold ministers of Christ. The effect of that coming was immediate and tremendous. The apostles all of a sudden spoke in

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Replace Stress - Listen to life! e are told that it is not stress that kills us. It is our reaction to it. If our blood begins to race, our stomach starts to grumble and ache, our nerves seem stretched to the absolute limit and our chest joins in the excitement with sudden sharp pains, then “Hello” to stress! Other common symptoms shout “reply now or else”. are frequent headaches, Noise is all around us, too, insomnia, general uneasiness, adding its chaotic voice to the constipation or diarrhea, blood mix. pressure fluctuations, and And then there are the lightheadedness. family concerns: teeners rebel at Many times we take these a 1am curfew, the baby has colic as part of living in the world and screams all night, daughter today. We are daily bombarded refuses to go to school because with glaring headlines, angry she doesn’t like her classmates, faces on the TV news, air son insists that fighting in school pollution, car crashes and plane proves he is ‘macho’, relatives are disasters, ships being hijacked, overstaying their welcome, teacher urgent deadlines at the office, sends home a note for an urgent reports that should have been parent-teacher conference, the done yesterday, etc., etc., etc. neighborhood grocery has just Our cell phones are ever closed shop. And the list goes on disturbing us with their and on with things we can allow incessant ringtones, emails ourselves to get upset about.

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Garbage In, Garbage Out As he thinketh in his heart, so is he. – PROVERBS 23:7 (KJV)

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ou know that in this world kings are tyrants, and officials lord it over the people beneath them. But among you should be quite different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must become your slave. For even I, the Son of Man, came here not to be served but to serve others, and to give my life as a ransom for many.” Mathew 20:25-28

Jesus described leadership from a new perspective. Instead of using people, we are to serve them. Jesus’ mission was to serve others and to give his life away. A real leader has a servant’s heart. Servant leaders appreciate others’

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On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The

worth and realize that they’re not above any job. If you see something that needs to be done, don’t wait to be asked. Take the initiative and do it like a faithful servant.

disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Sunday Thoughts REWARDS OF FAITHFULNESS (Part 3) We notice from our text that one more reward for faithfulness is our being given a new name. There are instances in the Bible of persons being given a new name, and the names have decisive significance. One of the men who is given a new name is Jacob. Jacob has been having quarrel with his DR. PROCESO UDARBE brother Esau over family inheritance. With a heavy heart he goes up the mountain to seek solace. Then in the midst of his agony of spirit, Someone comes to wrestle him. The result is Jacob is given a new name, “Israel” (Prince of God), which makes Jacob the head with a great nation. In the Gospels, there is a dialogue between Jesus and Simon in Ceasaria Philippi. To the question of Jesus to the disciples as to who they think he is, Simon declares: “Thou art the Christ.” And our Lord says, “thou art Peter (meaning rock), and upon this rock I will build my church.” The new name of peter has a far-reaching meaning in terms of Peter’s future task of preaching the good news of the Christ and winning thousands to Christ. One characteristic of the new name is that it is a good name. And we have to live up to it. There is that old story of a young soldier in the army of Alexander the Great who always ran away from the thick of battle. Alexander was insulted by this action of the soldier for he bore the same name Alexander. One day he called him over and told him, “Either you stay being a coward or you change your name.” and it is true to life that

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there are those who do not live up to the greatness of their name. I think now of the name Teehankee, the Chief Justice who stood head and shoulders above his fellow justices during the presidency of Mr. Marcos. His son who bears his great name languishes in jail for life for his having committed a gruesome murder. Do we desire to have a good new name? In Proverbs 22:1, it says something that rings a bell with respect to the headlines today. It says that “a good name should be preferred to silver and riches.” So many have succumbed to the temptation to prefer silver and riches to a good name. And they have been put to shame! After our conversation to Christ, our new name is Christian. This is what our text from the Book of Revelation means. This means we are not Christian only in name but in word and in deed. To bear the name Christian demands superior discipline, a superior sense of the goodness of God, a superior sense of the responsibility to the duties that are clearly ours and a superior sensitivity to the moral laws of God. Reflect on our textfor the meaning and ordering of your life: “To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna, and a white stone with a new name on it.”

GIGO, sounds like a Greek verb, doesn’t it? Or is it an Italian food you haven’t tried yet? Well, before you reach for a Greek lexicon or rush to the nearest Italian restaurant, let me assure you it is neither of these. GIGO is a computer term, an acronym for Garbage In, Garbage Out. Computer programmers know that whatever they feed into a computer will inevitably show up in the printout. So, if “garbage” goes in, “garbage” will come out— GIGO. The human mind is a fabulous computer. As a matter of fact, no one has been able to design a computer as intricate and efficient as the human mind. Consider this: your brain is capable of recording 800 memories per second for 57 years without ever getting tired. Although there are a number of computer in the market today with amazing capabilities packed into them, not one of them can match the service record of the human brain. God has certainly placed a phenomenal, one-of-akind piece of equipment in the human cranium. Now, here’s something on the plus side for the average computer: its engineers and programmers, understanding the meaning of GIGO, did their dead-level best to keep “garbage” out of the program so they do not get “garbage” in the printout. Human beings,

Standing up for the Gospel of Life Shared by Msgr.. Gammy Tulabing, JCD, VG CBCP Pastoral Statement on Reproductive Health Bill

on the other hand, don’t exercise very much care about what they feed into God’s computer, the brain. It’s amazing how much “garbage” some person will program into their brains as they sit for hours in front of the T.V. It has been estimated that by the time a person in our society reaches the age of eighteen he has watched 25,000 hours of television, including 350,000 commercials. (You know how intellectually stimulating commercials are!) Am I overly concerned about the adverse effect of the television in the human mind? I don’t think so. Some time ago I was reading Media and Methods, the stock and trade magazine for communications people, when I came across a provocative statement by Herbert Marshall McLuhan, who {was} a giant in the field of communications. McLuhan affirmed, “Only madmen would use television if they knew the consequences.” Certainly the Bible confirms the principle that what we feed into our minds will come out in the life. We can place McLuhan’s alarming observation about TV squarely in line with what King Solomon observed about 3000 years ago. “ As he thinketh in his heart, so is he,” Solomon wrote in Proverbs 23:7.

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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 –

CIVIL CASE NO. 13820 FOR:

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

SEGUNDA P. PALARPALAR, CHARLENE TORALBA, LUCITA PAJUNAR-FUTALAN, LANDO ADALIN and ESTELITA P. ENAGE ASTERIO PAJUNAR, ENRIQUE P. ABEJERO, NESTOR P. ABEJERO, CONCHITA P. ABEJERO NESTOR PAJUNAR, EXPEDITO PAJUNAR DOSETEA PAJUNAR, NEMESIO PAJUNAR GEORGE P. ADALIM, MARY ANN P. ADALIM, ANNABEL A. ABELLA, LUCITA P. FUTALAN, DIONESIO PAJUNAR, CHARLENE TORRALBA and LEANDRO P. ADALIM, Defendants. x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: FELIXBERTO P. ABEJERO Manila

CONCHITA P. ABEJERO Manila

EXPEDITO PAJUNAR Zamboanga

GEORGE P. ADALIM Manila

DIONESIO PAJUNAR Pasig City

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

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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.

PARAS-ENOJO & ASSOCIATES 124 San Jose Extension Dumaguete City

(Sgd.)RICHARD R. ENOJO Notary Public Until December 31, 2010 PTR No. 4368351 – 01.08.10 Issued at Dauin, Neg. Or.

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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page 4 concedes, was cheated of the presidency by massive cheating highlighted by the infamous “Hello Garci” tapes- that led to the Hyatt 10 resignation and the downhill slide of GMA into political infamy that she never recovered from till her graceless exit in 2010. Grace Poe who lived many years in the USA came home to campaign and then publicly denounced the political robbery on FPJ in many fora in the country. Articulate as she is charming, Grace Poe founded the movement Kontra Daya and vowed for political and electoral reforms. When FPJ died -without political vindication and denied the equivalent of a “national treasure” in entertainment during GMA’s

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questioned regime- the people’s sympathy for the fallen FPJ swelled like a tsunami and carried on its waves -with tenderness- the live victims left behind- Susan and Grace- the tragic widow and orphan in the eyes of many sentimental, family-oriented Filipinos. Many teary-eyed Filipino followed Grace ‘s life via a MMK (Maalalala Mo Kaya of Charo Santos) and discovered how Grace was an abandoned child left at the entrance of a church in Iloilo. Efforts to have her adopted by the priests finally led to the child Grace being brought to Manila. She was carried by her caretaker to Manila -a fan of the movie star Susan Roces. When the fan with a lost child and the superstar met- there was chemistry . And the rest is history.

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In school, Grace was subjected to the usual but uncalled for teasing of peers as “ampon” )(adopted one or not a legitimate child). Susan and FPJ put that to rest by legally adopting Grace Poe as their own. Grace Poe’s senate bid dipped a bit (at first)due to her perhaps infantile, juvenile TV ad of repeating the word “Po” ( a homonym for Poe) -which did not jell with her image as a fighting, principled woman of substance. But when the TV and radio ads spun the other way with Susan Roces endorsing Grace as the heiress to the mantel for FPJ’s unfinished battle for righteousness- the formula was magical.After all it was the same Susan Roces- already unblemished in the dirty world of showbiz- who shed her femininity and accused on TV president GMA , then, as having stolen the presidency (“not once-but twice”- remember that?). President GMA was damned by critics for both usurping the rest of the elected term of former president Estrada in 2001 (Edsa II)and then cheating FPJ of the presidency in 2004. FPJ and Erap are best friends- on and off camera(they never released their movies simultaneously). On her own , Grace Poe has acquitted herself handsomely (no gender bias , there) at the Movie Board Review- by instituting more enlightened parameters for classification of film and video materials but also helped see the rise of the so-called Indies (independent films). And Grace Poe, the swashbuckling ,prettified Joan of Arc, was good media copy. Last year, when the Three Kings (Binay, Etrap, Enrile0) were basking in the glory of good public acceptance (after the Corona conviction) and said that their joint endorsement will make any senatorial candidate in UNA win , people paused. Hubris even made the reckless dare that the 2013 senate race is a test of President Noy Aquino’s mettle, Noynoy took the challenge and formed his own “Avengers” , the Pnoy Team made of the best talents that , to his mind, reflected his ideals of the “Matuwid na Daan”Grace Poe, among the first to be anointed. President Aquino called his team the real walkers of the straight path- and asked the public to reject those who are “only pretending” to be one. This was to be the first jab

HEALTH IS WEALTH Gaining Strength from Adversity “Blessed is the man who endures life’s trials for when he has stood the test, he will be crowned with life which God has promised to those who love Him.” – James I: 12RSV

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any have read the story of Job in the Holy Bible concerning his extreme sufferings and patience. But God rewarded him in the end. We also have learned about some individuals in life who pathetically suffered serious debilitating illness in life and later become totally paralyzed. However, despite their invalidism and practically spending most of their time in bed, they never lose hope but patiently read the Holy Scripture and books about saints and martyrs as well as other religious themes. These adversity affected individuals have fully realized the precious value of their sufferings as well as its divine reward. “Carry Your Cross with a smile”. This is a courageous step that would bring them nearer to God, nearer to Heaven and Eternal life.

DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA

Fellow, Philippine Psychiatric Association

The psychologist, Abraham Maslow describes the fact that stress will either break them down if they are weak to withstand distress, or else, they will become strong enough to endure the stress in this life. Studies have shown that people who strive during severe disruptive changes in life commonly follow a

similar pattern of actions and reactions according to Dr. Al Shievert the author of “Survivor Personality.” He claims that the victims regain emotional balance; cope during the transition, adapt in the new reality; recover to a stable condition, and thrive by learning to be better and stronger than before. But some victims feel ruined for

life. Many suffer from “PostTraumatic Stress Disorder.” And their lives are never the same again. But, if the victim undergoes a consistent and long-term Psychotherapy, many of them will fully recover and strongly show self-confidence and live a better way and remain flexible and can easily cope up with any unexpected development in life. A sensible helpful advice is-”One must know how to roll with the punches.” Of course without a strong and unwavering faith and a fervent prayer, one can never gain strength in any misfortune or crisis that may befall in life.

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and to carry it on, just as the first believers did.We need, quite simply, to throw open the windows of our fear and uncertainty — to let in the light — and to let The Word go forth. It is a daunting prospect. But we do not undertake it alone.We have the Holy Spirit.We have the Spirit to keep the embers burning with His seven-fold gifts: wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. We have the Spirit to uplift us when we are struggling…to strengthen us when we are weak…to console us when we are grieving…to comfort us

when we are frightened.Yes, it is a daunting prospect.But we do not do this alone. As we heard in John’s gospel: “The Spirit of truth…will guide you to all truth.” The Holy Spirit is our guide – and more than that, our model. Paul’s letter to the Galatians calls us to “live in the Spirit.” And he then reminds us what beautiful fruits that kind of living offers: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. When you consider all that, you realize what living in the Spirit really means: it is, in fact, living in Christ – and by extension living not only in Christ, but in his Father.

beyond a 6-6 senate 2013 results and given the political stripes of the holdover senators today- the Pnoy coalition with senator Frank Drilon as battering ream will deliver a new senate president- they having controlled the Upper Chamber. Spokesperson team Pnoy Congressman Quimpo said the president needs to control the senate so that his final agenda for the last half of his terms: inclusive growth, more transparency and growth through jobs and investments will be fulfilled. As we are aware, presidential trial balloons involving senators Bong Revilla, Bongbong Marcos and even Allan Cayetano and the “open secret” of an UNA Jojo Binay-Jinggoy Estrada tandem for the 2016 face-off are in the air. But if President Aquino,

through his controlled Lower House and Senate, legislate enough enlightened laws such that the country will realize greater GDP figures that include greater per capita income for the poor, Pnoy will be a great Kingmakerendorser in 2016, so unlike the “kiss of death” of unpopular GMA in 2010 that doomed Gibo Teodoro’s presidential bid under Lakas. Now a new star is born fresh as a daisy- and Grace Poe entering into the presidential vice presidential derby in 2016 under a Pnoy Party will be awesome. That will be combining the great Aquino mystique and the everlasting power of an FPJ. Wow,is all we can say. Now by the “grace of Poe” and by herself- the Top Notch No 1 2013senator has become the wild card- upsetting the 2016 equation that seemed so predictable until now.

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globe. You’ll find The Word preached in every language – just as on that very first Pentecost – and understood in billions of hearts. And it all began on this day we celebrate: Pentecost and birthday of the Church. We need, especially now, to keep The Word going— to remind ourselves of the rugged beginnings of this rugged faith for the 2016 president boxing bout. Noynoy Aquino, one of the most popular presidents in recent memory (+74 rating) pitted his clout against the combined strength of the Three Kings (which actually overlapped rather than supplemented one another) for the 2013 mid-term polls. The fact that the senate race will likely be 9-3 in favor of Pnoy team tells us who won the popularity race. In a previous editorial , that

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olling over your 401(k) into another plan or an IRA should be an easy task, but it isn’t. There are many pit falls for the unwary. Falling into one of these pitfalls, can often result in a big tax bill. Therefore, before taking your 401(k) money and heading out for the Philippines, it pays to take the time to understand the tax aspects of your 401(k). Let’s say you have been laid off after thirty years of working for your employer and have accumulated $500,000 in your 401(k). Upon termination, you receive paperwork to be completed from your former employer to move your assets out of the 401(k) plan as quickly as possible. (The employer should not be faulted for its haste; it costs money to maintain your plan.) If your intention is to roll over your 401(k) to an IRA and you request that a check be made payable to yourself (an indirect rollover), this will be reported as a taxable event (even if you intend to roll it over within the sixty-day time limit to avoid tax and penalty). You will receive a check for $400,000 ($500,000 less the 20% mandatory federal withholding tax of $100,000). When it’s time to complete the rollover, you will need $500,000 for a total rollover. If you have a check for only $400,000, you are $100,000 short! Therefore, you need to come up with the $100,000 within the sixty-day time period that began running when you received the check from the company plan. If you can’t, you will owe federal and (if applicable) state income tax on $100,000, which in most cases will exceed $25,000. Plus a possible $10,000 early

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distribution penalty, if you have not attained the age of 55 for most retirement plans, or 59½ for plans not subject to the age 55 rule. The best way to take a distribution from a 401(k) plan (when you intend to roll it over to an IRA) is by a direct trustee-to-trustee transfer, which is sometimes referred to as a direct rollover. This is when the employer (the 401(k) plan administrator) makes the distribution check payable to the new IRA custodian for your IRA account; for example, payable as ABC Mutual Fund F/B/O John J. Smith IRA and mails it directly to the receiving custodian. When a trusteeto-trustee transfer takes place, there is no mandatory 20% federal withholding tax, because you never get possession of the money. However, if your former employer insists on mailing a check to you, a littleknown IRS rule (Regulation 1.401(a)(31)-1) also allows you to take physical possession of the check without the 20% withholding tax provided it is made payable to the IRA custodian (i.e., ABC Mutual Fund). Another potential for disaster occurs when an individual is laid off with an outstanding balance on a loan taken from their 401(k)

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universal and perpetual scope. It affects all of us, and it affects us not only in some physical or material way, but in a very intimate, personal way, with him, through the Holy Spirit, entering into our lives. It has been prophesied that God will pour out his Spirit upon all men. The Holy Spirit is intended for all of us. We are all meant to be filled with the Holy Spirit. But this divine will obviously has to contend with the way we receive and do things, and that is, that we take to this reality in stages involving a whole range of human means of teaching, evangelizing, etc. We nee d the Holy Spirit because only in him can we truly recognize Christ. Only in him will we be able to have Christ in our life, to remember all his words and even to develop them to attune them to current needs and situations. Only in him can we see things properly. Especially these days when truth, justice and charity have become very slippery, and people are left confounded and vulnerable to fall into scepticism and cynicism, we need to be in the Holy Spirit to be able to sort things out and stay away from the mess. I was amused to note that in today’s political debates in the US

Finally, Mercy ... From page 1 Ned Boy Goñi, the son of the father of Bais city the late Mayor Genaro Goñi. In short, this time, the Teveses have dislodged the Villanueva political clan of Bais. Mayorelect Goñi thanked the people of Bais city in her mission of restoring decorum and honesty in public service in Bais city.

A pastor ... From page 8 creation, 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 Missions for the interior of the mentioned Island”. Fundado en los minuciosos datos remitidos a este Provincialato por los R.R. PP. Vicarios de Negros, y en los que adquirí en la Visita Provincial que por razón de mi cargo hube de hacer a la citada Isla, voy a proponer a V. E. un 2.° Plan de (Sagun)

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as in everywhere else, a growing awareness is felt by more and more people that myths and lies, with shreds of truths and facts cleverly inserted, are exchanged. They talk about a collision of myths. It’s not anymore about what the truth is. It’s more about who is followed more. This is what happens when we are not in the Holy Spirit and we rely only on our human resources that sooner or later will be twisted and exploited to suit personal or partisan interests, and not anymore the common good. We need the Holy Spirit to be able to read the signs of the times properly. The world is getting very complicated, and we definitely need to the Holy Spirit to guide us. We c annot re ly a ny more on our politicians and other leaders. We, including politicians and especially them, actually always need the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit acts on each one of us in different ways but always for the common good. St. Cyril has this to say about how the Holy Spirit comes to us: The Spirit comes gently and makes himse lf known by his fragrance. He is not felt as a burden, for he is light, very light. Rays of light and knowledge stream before him as he approaches. “The Spirit comes with the tenderness of a true friend and protector to save, to heal, to teach, to counsel, to strengthen, to console. The Spirit comes to enlighten the mind first of the one who receives him, and then, through him, the minds of others as well.”

As you all know Governor Degamo won by a strong margin. So much for my ability to predict a Filipino election. Worse than that I was wrong about the Mayoral race also. The Mayor’s race: I like Mayor “Chicatin” Sagarbarria. He has always been very cordial and supportive. I liked his proactive role in public safety and public health. But he had popular and very strong opposition. Vice Mayor Cordova had won two elections on his personal charisma and general popularity. I think a little mud was thrown his way but he was never specifically named, just hinted at. When the Philippine President visited Negros Oriental, after the disaster, he “forgot” to include the mayor’s name on the auditorium access list. I am sure just because they are in different political parties had nothing to do with that. When the President strolled Dumaguete’s boulevard, he did so with the very attractive Mayor of Bais City. ??? Frankly I mistakenly thought the cards were stacked against a Sagarbarria win. You can not guess right every time, but I seem to not be able to get it right anytime.

Misiones pero no sin hacer constar antes que éste presupone 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 población las anteriores Misiones, con mayor riqueza en la mismas, sin que los caminos hayan sufrido más alteración que la del tiempo que nunca mejora las obras del hombre, es evidente que su necesidad es hoy más apremiante que antes, hasta el punto de que para que no quedaran desatendidos intereses tan sagrados, he dispuesto hace ya tiempo que algunos de mis subditos administeren en dichas Misiones, no obstante de no percibir cantidad alguna 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 that is its cause, as the foundation is of the edifice, (creating) unity in diversity, just as the occupation is before the assault. With a greater population enjoying more wealth in the older Missions, with roads undergoing many 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 some of my subjects might administer the said Missions, notwithstanding that they do not receive any financial support from the State.

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the CIVIC circle BY LELE MARTINEZ

(Civic clubs and organizations are welcome to submit their articles and pictures about their services and activities. It is free of charge. Deadline for submission is Wednesday. You may send

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SPELLBOUND BY WORDS A book is like a garden carried in the pocket – Chinese Proverb ife in Dumaguete is interesting; one does not know what your friend will treat you to next. Last Friday I got a message invitation from Anabelle Lee Adriano to attend the launching of a book by known Poet writer Professor of Silliman University. It also featured poetry reading by known personalities in the city. The venue was the Bean Connection Cafe along Perdices Street that was converted into a French Parisian informal café setting for an intimate group of friends and admirers of Poet/Professor Cesar Ruiz Aquino. If you meet Prof. Cesar Zamboanga, the U.P. you will see a pensive, simply Baguio, Maryknoll College, dressed and quiet man, Lyceum of the Philippines whose demeanor does not and Silliman University. speak of the giant mind Dr. Aquino has within; one senses the deep mentored many students, thought and sensibilities of teachers, writers and artists the man with those pensive at various universities in eyes that do not smile easily. Zamboanga, Baguio City, I have heard of him and seen Manila and here in him around Silliman Dumaguete and has taught University and in the City creative writing and but have never known him literature at Silliman personally. He is a man of University since the few words until you read his eighties.He is also a regular works. A poet and fictionist, lecturer- panelist at the Dr. Cesar Ruiz Aquino, National Writers Workshop known as Sawi to his friends held here every summer. have won many national That afternoon book awards; he won the Palanca launch affair was a Award in both poetry and testament to the creativity fiction and has been and genius of the man who conferred the Gawad helped put Silliman Pambansang Alagad ni University and Dumaguete The Artist Cesar “Sawi” Balagtas for Lifetime City on the literary map of Ruiz Aq uino apt ly Achievement through the the country. The gathering captured in an artistic years. was a mix of the academe, pose in a tarpaulin for He attended the First participants of this year’s his book launching. Silliman University National National Writers Workshop Writers Workshop in 1962, and the upbeat crowd of at age 19,with the Tiempos; Dumaguete. The guests got of the book “CAESURAS” he had studied at Silliman a taste of expressive poetry with 155 new poems was University, the Ateneo de reading with intermission well received by the audience Manila (on Padre Faura) , numbers, musical pieces that and judging by the reception and the U.P. Diliman and were favorites of the Guest and comments of those had taught at the Ateneo de of Honor. The formal launch present, this book will be a hit with the literary minds of Dumaguetenos and Filipinos everywhere. Complementing the food for the mind was the sumptuous delicacies prepared by the host owners of Bean Connection Café and the entertaining company of the guests. It is fun to be part of the many facets that make up life here; aside from being the financial and educational hub of the province, Dumaguete is a city of arts and culture that nurtures the mind and Dr. Cesar R. Aquino holds up his latest book soul of many through the creative artists who call “Caesuras” during the book launch. Dumaguete home.

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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 byLaws 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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Notice of Adjudication as Sole Heir of Endiosdada Dinopol Skarpnes Notice is hereby given that DIOGENES P.ARANAS, the sole heir of the late Endiosdada Dinopol Skarpnes has filed and executed an Affidavit of Sole Adjudication of that parcel of land identified as a portion of Lot No. 1737 of the Cadastral Record No. 847 situated in the Barrios of Combado and Lubao, Municipality of Bacong, Province of Negros Oriental per Doc. No. 702, Page No. 141, Book No. 02, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Jose G. Hernando, Jr. The Negros Chronicle May 5, 12 & 19, 2013


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P.E.P. (People, Events, Places)

GUD MOT TRADING, INC. North Road Real St.,

Branding Asian College @ 40

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efore we know it, or perhaps even before we can bat our eyelash, it would be school opening again. Dumaguete, being known as a university town, usually comes alive when students are around, making business enjoy a big chunk of clients among these academics.

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With the onset of another school year coming, tertiary institutions are leaving no stone unturned beefing up their resources and facilities to be more competitive, thus, raising the bar in higher education. This is, after all, every Filipino family’s ultimate dream – to empower their kin to fend for themselves and to ensure a bright future for their descendants through a college diploma. With the eventual implementation of K-12, the landscape would somehow tip towards the possibility of more jobs available for those who will go into less-prescribed courses or the two-year courses. An institution that has made a big leap into its reorganization by its effort of doing a re-branding is the Asian College, formerly the Asian College of Science and Technology, which has branches nationwide including in Dumaguete. The College itself may be considered as having its roots in Negros Oriental because of its founder, a native Valencianon who even became an Outstanding Negrense a few years ago. Looking back, Asian College first came to existence as the Asian Institute of Electronics (AIE), founded in 1972 byDr. Constancio A. Sia of Valencia, Negros Oriental and his wife, the former Gloria Durano, a scion of the wellplaced and influential Durano clan of Cebu. Incorporated that same year, AIE tried to fill the demand of high quality training and education in electronics and technology in the Philippines. It opened its doors to 300 students in 1973 in a few rooms of the Prudential Bank Building in Cubao, Quezon City. Within 15 years, it managed to expand to new AIE

campuses outside Metro Manila. The Baliuag, Bulacan branch was opened in 1988, followed by Dumaguete City in 1991, and then, Cagayan de Oro City in 1994.Over the years, AIE has experienced exceptional growth, with the opening of other campuses in strategic locations across the country: Novaliches, Caloocan, Alabang in the National Capital Region; Masinag, Antipolo in Region 4; and, Baliuag and Cabanatuan in Region 3. Six franchised campuses were established, namely Carriedo, Manila and Mandaluyong in the National Capital Region; Sta Maria, Bulacan and Pampanga in Region 3; Calamba, Laguna in Region 4; and, Sorsogon in Region 5. During its time, AIE gained several honors and awards for its high standard of education and excellent quality of its graduates. AIE graduates consistently emerged as topnotchers in various examinations administered by the National Te le communi cat ions Commission. Its students have also won both local and national championships in various Youth Skills Olympics in electronics and computer technology. In 1993, AIE won the National Championship in the electronics division in the National Youth Skills Olympics sponsored by the National Manpower and Youth Council. The following year, it captured the National Capital Region Championship in the same division and received a Rotary Club award for outstanding community service. After two years, it again emerged champion in the Computer Servicing Category in the Metro Manila Youth Skills Olympics. In June 1995, AIE was

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accredited by the Department of Education, Culture and Sport (DECS) as a full-fledged college, precipitating a change in name to Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT). The transition from AIE to ACSAT did not alter the founder’s compassionate vision of operating a “skill and values-oriented educational institution” committed to help in the nation’s development through education using world-class and international standards. It continues with its tradition of training students to acquire adequate knowledge and relevant skills that meet the requirements of business and industry. ACSAT has expanded its curriculum to offer full degree programs like Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (major in Management, Marketing, and Human Resource Management),Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Nursing. The College also offers diploma courses in Health Care Services, Hotel and Restaurant Services, and Electronics Computer Te c h n o l o gy. N o n - d e gr e e

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programs in the field of Business Process Outsourcing such as Call Center Training, Medical Transcription, and 2D Animation are also offered. Recently, the board of trustees decided to change the short name of the school to “Asian College” in time for its 40th anniversary. The new name ushers in a new era for the school as it strives to continuously evolve with the changing times, not merely catering to science and technology courses, but also focused on developing professionals in the fields of To page 22

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFIC Province of Tawi-Tawi Municipality of Bongao

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that KENNETH RONAR ADAZA CABICO has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of sex from FEMALE to MALE in the birth certificate of KENNETH RONAR ADAZA CABICO who was born on Jan. 5, 1986 at Poblacion, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi and whose parents are ROSITA A. ADAZA and NARCISO V. CABICO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than Last day of this publication. (Sgd.) DELSON A. YUSOP Municipal Civil Registrar The Negros Chronicle May 19 & 26, 2013

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.

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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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critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS BY ELY P. DEJARESCO

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Why PCOS reported faster to Manila than to locals

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Ginang ng Santacruzan: This is part of the whole-month celebration of the Santacruzan Festival inline with the Mother’s Day Celebration. Standing from left to right Glynda Descuatan, Mrs. Armentano, Joie Ondangan (2nd runner-up), Marjure Almannai (Ginang ng Santacruzan), Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, Caroline Amparado (1st runner-up), Ma. Cecille Genove, Dr. Rico Absin, Woodrow Maquiling, Jr., City Tourism Officer and Shiela Alejado, staff Tourism Office.

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Reports say that many mayors failed to deliver for Josy and Gary because their funding did not reach the grassroots. So where did the money go? Did they switch to Degamo who eventually won by a landslide in at least 12 towns and city? LP’s Jocelyn Limkaichong won in 10 towns and cities particularly those belonging to the 1st District, her bailiwick, and even in the towns of Ayungon, Manjuyod and Vallehermoso whose mayors supported former Finance Secretary Margarito “Gary” Teves. Josy also won in Bacong, an LP stronghold in the south. Teves posted convincing victories in Bais City, Sta. Catalina and Valencia whose mayors were members of the Liberal Party. Limkaichong was reportedly very unhappy for consistently placing third in these areas despite early assurances from their mayors. On the other hand, Degamo collected convincing victories in 12 cities and municipalities whose mayors are card-carrying members of the Nationalist People’s Coalition of Teves and Josy’s LP. Degamo won in the towns of Pamplona, Mabinay, Amlan, Basay, Dauin, Siaton, San Jose, Sibulan, Zamboanguita and the cities of Tanjay, Dumaguete and Bayawan. Limkaichong’s most ardent allies, who have openly expressed disbelief in the election results, have accused some of the LP mayors of betrayal. Teves’ camp, true to the character of their standard bearer, has refused to pass judgment until a full accounting of the events is completed. (By Dems Demecillo)

Teves, Maravillas end 12 yrs of Gonzalez’ rule Former Mayor Edgar Teves and his running mate Vice-

Mayor Marciano “Bito” Maravillas finally captured the support of the majority of Valencia’s electorate by trouncing incumbent Mayor Enrique Gonzalez, who followed his brother Odol Jr. Teves and Maravillas capitalized on the failure of the Gonzalez administration to forcefully address the absence of a plan on how to resume collection of the royalty tax from the geothermal power plants. Pursuant to the EPIRA law, the Energy Development Corporation stopped paying royalties since 2011, which threatens the sustainability of the electric subsidy enjoyed by every household in this firstclass municipality Edgar Teves would be facing a Municipal Council dominated by the opposition after only three of his party mates Elsie Dagoy, EM-EM Maturan-Sy and Saludario “Dodong” Sonjaco Jr. won. On the other hand, five of Gonzalez allies’ Citas Quitoy, Arnel Bantug, Gene Gedaya, Magz Gonzalez and Atil Dagoy won. They will be joining two more allies Association of Barangay Councils President Procopio Gonzalez and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President Angelic Vincoy. (Dems D.)

Losers lament: money, not issues decide polls Instead of being condemned, many of the voters have embraced the practice of selling their votes to the highest bidder instead of weighing the issues raised in the course of the campaign. Candidates were increasingly disturbed by the voters’ boldness in demanding money pointblank before casting their ballots. They realized with regret that even politicians who have done good or helped their constituents throughout their terms could lose their re-election if in the final moment and on election day they would fail to distribute money to their supporters. “It is so frustrating, that issues of graft and corruption, nepotism, mismanagement and incompetence are completely To page 20

5 KIA in poll week Army ... (From page 1)

1st Lt. Alexander Robillos of the Army’s 79th Infantry Batallion said that his men spotted two dead bandits being carried away by their comrades. Colonel Francisco Patrimonio, the Commander of the 302nd Brigade, has directed his troops to conduct pursuit operations following the blood traces left behind by the bandits. The following day, government troopers encountered another group of heavily armed rebels headed by a certain Kumander Jimlan of the NPA’s Southeast Front of Komiteng RehiyonNegros. The encounters claimed the life of Pfc Quin Bañas, who was hit in his back, and one NPA whose identity has yet to be identified, who was left by their fleeing comrades at the encounter site. An estimated 120 families have fled their homes and took shelter at the barangay hall of barangay Fatima, and some sought refuge from their CPT. CRESENCIO C GARGAR, CMO Officer of 302nd Brigade conducted meeting and dialogue To page 17 with the evacuees at Barangay Hall of Fatima, Sta. Catalina town, Thursday.

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fter so much analysis, w e believe that the reason why the local PCOS count w as much slower than the Manila Comelec count is that it was meant to be so. In the final analysis, we found out that at a pre designated time of 7:30 on election night May 13, the PCOS machines will automatically shut off and automatically start sending the tabulated returns first to Manila’s National Tabulating Center and the National Transparency Server. -o0oThe reason? So that there will be no chance for the locals to snatch, tamper and even alter the returns. In a given instance, the PCOS results went straight to Manila Comelec so that the chances of altering the returns are almost nill and impossible. -o0oBut what about the UN-USED BALLOTS hundreds if not thousands of these? In Negros Oriental only 51.7% out of the 763,973 voters actually cast their votes. So obviously there are no less than 200,000 unused ballots. Question: where are the un-used ballots now? Somebody should COUNT the UNUSED ballots which are supposed to be torn in half and see if they match the number of those who did not vote. You will be surpised! -o0oIn the hinterlands, with no more voters by 6pm but just a handful of watchers, and still an hour and a half to go before closing time at 7:30pm, w hat w ill prevent unscrupulous people from bribing the watchers and shading un-used ballots with the names of even just one or two or three candidates, so much so that his or their scores could soar and zoom like a soaring rocket in the official tabulation. Clean fun, isn’t it? -o0oAfter the PCOS machines shall have transmitted their returns like a flying arrow to Manila, only then did they start transmitting to the local canvass board . Only then did PCOS encounter so many malfunctions. This we cannot seem to explain. -o0oAnother reason for the delay is that after the local PCOS returns were transmiited to Manila Comelec, only then did the local PCOS start sending to the municipal and city canvass centers. That is why the obvious delay coupled with bad signal and malfunctions. -o0oMedia also learned our lesson. Next time around, and now that we know that PCOS automatically transmits the returns to Manila , we might as well monitor the Comelec on its updated tabulations although unofficial. The official returns should come from the canvas board. -o0oIt was so expensive tracking the local PCOS movement, not knowing that they already slipped out the results to Manila the moment voting time closed. So in 2016 tabulation God willing, we will know what to do and where to catch the faster flow. -o0oThere were so many inside stories which we gathered during and after the voting and counting. It would have been nice to share these with you if not for its sensitive nature, involving sensitive people. We would rather share it with you in whispers. -o0oPolitical rivals. better think twice before pursuing criminal, plunder and administrative cases because People Power might backlash at you. Your borrowed power will go low-batt soon too. But it will be exciting to give it a try and see what really happens next.

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City IN THE MATTER OF CANCELLATION OF CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH WITH LCR NO. 2007-1402 AND CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH WITH LCR NO. 89-1489 AS TO SEX FROM FEMALE TO MALE, MIDDLE NAME OF THE PETITIONER FROM SIBROSO TO VERGARA, LAST NAME OF THE PETITIONER FROM MANCAO TO SEBROSO, FIRST NAME OF THE MOTHER FROM CELIA TO CERELA, LAST NAME OF THE MOTHER FROM SIBROSO TO SEBROSO, DATE AND PLACE OF MARRIAGE OF PARENTS FROM JULY 3, 1983-HINOBAAN, NEGROS ORIENTAL TO NOT MARRIED AND INDICATING THE MIDDLE NAME OF THE FATHER AND MOTHER AS RECABORDA AND VERGARA RESPECTIVELY IN THE RECORDS OF BIRTH OF MARILOU VERGARA SEBROSO a.k.a. MARILOU SIBROSO MANCAO, MARILOU VERGARA SEBROSO, Petitioner SPEC. PROC. NO. 446 -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF STA. CATALINA, NEGROS ORIENTAL, Respondent x - - - - - - - - - - - — - - - - - - - - - — - - -/

AMENDED ORDER Petitioner, in his verified petition, alleges that he was born on September 9, 1989 at Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental and his fact of birth was duly registered before the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental. However, just very recently petitioner discovered that his facts of birth was registered twice, under LCR No. 89-1489 which has registered on September 1989 and LCR No. 2007-1402 which was registered on August 06, 2007. Petitioner has been using the Birth Certificate under LCR No. 89-1489. However, in the said birth certificate the entries as to his sex, middle name, last name, first name of the mother, last name of the mother and date and place of marriage of parents were erroneously entered as FEMALE instead of MALE, SIBROSO instead of VERGARA, MANCAO instead of SEBROSO, CERELA instead of CELIA, SIBROSO instead of SEBROSO and NOT MARRIED instead of JULY 3, 1983-HINOBAAN, NEGROS ORIENTAL and indicating the middle name of the father and mother as RECABORDA and VERGARA. Thus, this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let them same be heard on June 25, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Stree, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published immediately, at the expense of the petitioner, for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five component cities. Furnish copies of this order to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. Given in Chamber this 9th day of May 2013 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines The Negros Chronicle May 19, 26 & June 2, 2013

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From page 16 relatives in sitio Sto. Niño in barangay San Pedro. Military helicopter gunships were deployed for troop insertion in the hinterland areas as soldiers continue to pursue the suspected rebels. The assault led to an hour of running gun battle. Recovered on the first encounter were a homemade gun and several rounds of live ammunitions for M16 rifle. The pursuing troops also recovered three improvised marble shooting airgun, several ammunitions of M16 and M14 and jungle packs. On Tuesday afternoon, troops from 79 th Infantry Batallion led by 1Lt. Ronnie Sarmiento encountered more or less 30 heavily armed rebels in the hinterlands of sition Naupao, Barangay San Pedro, Santa Catalina town. Another soldier was reportedly wounded during the firefight. A female rebel believed To page 21

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officials are going to make a fortune from countryside development funds/pork barrel and pocket a lot of congressional allowances, we might as well share in the booty now. The problem also is that officials are looked upon as social security system – the fountain of patronage – an ATM machine who will dispense ready cash to faithful followers. This is what political scientist

The Acquisition of a Community Learning Center DALSC-T-3 Bulak, Dauin, Negros Oriental BY JOCELYN T.SIBALA The idea behind the Community Learning Center ( CLC ) concept is to provide learning opportunities outside school. Thus CLC is essentially an alternative to formal schooling. A community learning center is a dream for every District Coordinator and Mobile Teacher, and the effort towards creating one in the district draws support from local officials. The community partnership involved creates empowered communities that become active, essential factors in the academic, educational process. It envisions lifelong learning among out-of-school youth as well as adults. A dream and a vision, yes. It was in 2008 that I was designated as full-time District ALS Coordinator. At the time I had to look for learners who were interested in the ALS program, and the task was not exactly an easy one. Most of them, though interested, did not like to hold our sessions inside the school. Another problem was they were afraid of ridicule, ashamed of being teased by friends. Then somebody suggested that I used the newly installed Purok 4 waiting shed for venue! That was how I got to a start. I brought my learners to a waiting shed for our class of from 10 to 15. The width of the waiting shed was three meters and the length three and a half. The learners had to squeeze close together for everyone to be accommodated. Needless to say, that was not conducive to learning, and that was not all. The place was along the highway and the shed was open space. Passers-by and jeepney passengers would take a long look, curious of what we were doing in the purok waiting shed and it never failed to disturb and divert us. The roof of the shed was made of coconut leaves and during the rainy season the rainwater would drip in and only then would we become aware that the roof needed repair. When the learners got tired of being squeezed together many squatted on the cement floor. I brought along my whiteboard and there they were, looking up while I lectured. At day’s end the irony — a sweet one for me — was that, precisely because of the dire straits we had to go through, I felt so fulfilled. The learners, on the other hand, did not mince words to complain of the situation. But what sustained and motivated them was the prospect of passing the test and enrolling on the next level. And, by the grace of God, we had the strength, we were meant, to endure and accept the challenge for a year, my original set of learners and I.

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In the meantime, at a general assembly in the barangay to which I was invited I pounced on the opportunity to bring up my problem before the community and local officials. I raised the possibility of extending the waiting shed for the benefit of our out – of –school youth. The officials lent an approving ear but the problem was they did not have enough money to meet the logistics needed for the project. I did not give up – their positive response was enough to encourage me to persist. I brought the matter to the attention of the District Supervisor who similarly approved of the campaign I had decided to embark upon. I wrote solicitation letters to people who had means – friends, relatives from abroad—one congressman from the province of Davao. Money poured in and I started constructing the extension of our waiting shed. From the original length of three meters, our waiting shed was now five meters. The structure was cement but rough, the roof was galvanized iron. I asked for blackboards from formal schools and old desk. The community learning center was still small but now it could hold 15 to 20 learners. The seats did not sit well with the adults (pun intended) but it was better than squatting on the floor. I brought along my old seats from the house. Since then every year there is a dramatic increase in enrollment. Word of mouth was instrumental in circulating news on the existence of our Alternative Learning System. This year I made another extension of, my learning center. I did not solicit this time around but financed it myself. The enrollment keeps increasing. The learning center could no longer hold the increase in the number of learners. While I am having class, the expansion of the learning center goes on! The class meets three times a week, morning and afternoon. Varied personalities, differences in character, levels of maturity are some of the most important factors to consider in the kind of strategies and methods of teaching to be employed. Traditional worksheets and assessments have their place; lecture method is employed, as well as reporting that link theories to real life. One of my favorite methods is project - based learning which enables the learners to express and deepen their knowledge in creative ways. The modules from BALS ( Bureau of Alternative Learning System) are photocopied for their utilization. From two of these modules, the learners themselves initiated “ Gulayan ng ALS.” The vacant lot adjacent to the learning center was used for the vegetable gardening!


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As of 5PM Yesterday, SATURDAY May 18 GOVERNOR:

VICE GOV.

DEGAMO: 212,687

MACIAS: 161,065 SOJOR : 137,822

LIMKAICHONG: 161,849

ARNAIZ : 119,884

TEVES 148,887

Proclaimed: Friday 4:25pm by the Provincial Election Board: LR: Supt. Sal Jimenez, Atty. Juvenal Tuale, chairman provincial board of canvassers and Comelec Supervisor; GOV. ROEL R. DEGAMO, Vice Gov. MARK MACIAS , Provincial Fiscal Juditho Agan.

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Significant ... (From page 16) forgotten with majority of the voters casting their ballots to the candidates who gave the bigger amount. If this is the case, then let’s stop debating and holding rallies and instead corrupt as much money while in office to bribe the voters,” bewailed one losing candidate. (By Dems Demecillo)

Opposition dominates Provincial Board 11-0 Governor-elect Roel Degamo will soon again reach out to the newlyelected Board Members, some his critics, to ensure legislative support to his programs and policies. The Vice-Governor and Presiding Officer, Dr. Mark Macias belongs to the Liberal Party. Five of Degamo’s party mates lost to their opponents in the 2nd and 3rd Districts. In contrast, all ten

Election Over. Time ... (From page 4) legal sphere what otherwise is a purely political exercise. The elections is a political exercise, therefore, it must be resolved politically, by acknowledging and respecting the voice of the people. The writings on the wall—or more aptly, in the ballot—are pretty clear. Now that the political aspect is over. Governance must take over. We hope it would be good.

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expat 401 (k) ... (From page 12) (if under age 55). The combination of all three could exceed a 40% total tax and penalty. For example, if you separated from service carrying an outstanding $50,000 loan balance, at least $20,000 in tax and penalties could result if the loan is not paid back in full. Once again, the impact of this error is not discovered until when? That’s right, tax filing season! By that time, the sixtyday payback deadline has already passed, if you have the $50,000 to pay back the loan. The mere act of mistakenly rolling over a 401(k) account into a non-IRA account will cause the entire amount to be taxable and, depending on your age, subject to a 10% early distribution penalty. The taxpayer may have the best intentions and may have done all the research to get it right, but if he or she mistakenly rolls their 401(k) account into a nonIRA account, it will mean the end of the retirement account (loss of tax deferral) and immediate income taxation. Remember, it’s not just you that can make mistakes – the financial advisor or the financial institution’s back office can make mistakes, too. With the advent of online brokerage transactions, rollover mistakes are more common than one may think. These types of mistakes are generally irreversible or, in an attempt to fix them, require a

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Edmund Dy, Erwin Macias, Mariant Escano-Villegas, Butsoy Saycon and Atty. Rommel Erames. Degamo may expect some help in advancing his legislative agenda from Association of Barangay Councils President Arnie Teves who supported Degamo. However, Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President Scott Wayne Husain is also an ally of LP. The 13 th member, who shall represent the Philippine Councilors’ League will be determined after the chapter election before the Provincial Board convenes in July. (Demecillo)

Highlights ... (Romero) From page 17 call clientilism or transactional / patronage politics. Under this regime politics is not about platforms or philosophies but rather an exercise in power politics with no holds barred.Guns, goons and gold are tolerated provided that the political patron reciprocates loyal followers with return favors be this employment or money. All this could have been avoided by party politics as we had a glimpse of in the past when there was vetting of candidate, party discipline and all that. With the demise of the party system what has emerged as the politics of personalities who come from showbiz, dynasties or eventhose engaged in nefarious activities like jueteng and drugs. Thank God we are not yet into narco-politics as in some countries, but we certainlyhave our share of jueteng kings. In the meantime shadowy characters waiting in the wings are hoping and praying that our weak state will rapidly deteriorate into a failed state that we see in the Middle East and the African continent. This is a slippery slope unless we citizens wake up give up our comfort zones and narrow selfish interest and restore true democracy in this country.


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5 KIA in poll ... From page 17 to be a minor was also wounded while being brought to safety by their comrades. As the NPAs withdrew in disarray after a few minutes of exchanged fires, they were again engaged by the nearby troops from the 79 th IB led by 2Lt. John Tumamao and 2Lt. Christopher Eslava. Those NPAs were believed to be the same group of NPAs that was encountered by the troops on election day. The military had already coordinated with PNP counterparts for complementary checkpoint operations in the nearby barangays to prevent the NPAs from nearing the civilian populace and used them as human shields. Capt. Cresencio Gargar, CMO Officer of the 302nd Brigade together with officials in the affected barangays conducted a meeting and dialogue Thursday with the evacuees in two evacuation centers to

assist their needs. Provincial Social Welfare Officer Alice Lagarde and DSWD personnel from Sta. Catalina distributed foods such as rice, sardines, water and other relief items to the evacuees in the two evacuation sites. The pursuit of the rebels last week was part of the military’s internal security operations as well as to complement civilian efforts for peaceful and orderly elections, according to Brigade Cmdr. Col. Francisco Patrimonio. Fr. Mark Vilos of the San Francisco, Sta. Catalina parish said an undetermined number of voters were reportedly unable to cast their ballots after learning of the firefight in Milagrosa Monday morning. The voters rushed out of the voting center in San Francisco and rode in “habalhabal” motorcycles to the mountains to secure their families amidst fear of being hit by stray bullets, the priest said. (with reports from Judy Flores-Partlow, PNA)

Degamo, Sagar ... (From page 1) on late Friday afternoon were second district board members, namely, Erwin Macias, Mariant Villegas, ButsoySaycon and Rommel Erames Based on the national Comelec website which received PCOS returns earlier than the provincial canvass center, as of Wednesday night, (minus the vote-rich city of Tanjay and Sibulan town) incumbent governor Roel Degamo posted 109,760 votes, initially. But the Capitol Comelec canvass center as of 6pm Friday ,Degamo already posted 212,252 votes . This prompted the Provincial Board of Canvassers to proclaim Degamo winner at 4pm Friday. The national comelec website had a slightly smaller score being a partial count. .

DUMAGUETE: In Dumaguete City, incumbent city mayor Manuel Sagarbarria leading over by almost half the votes of his rival, got a city Comelec score of 35,285 votes. His rival Alan Gel Cordova incumbent vice mayor got 19,705 votes or a difference of 15, 580 votes. In 2010 Sagarbarria got 20,555 votes and won over Woodrow Maquiling by 51 votes. This year, Maquiling did a master stroke by joining forces with Sagarbarria and also won by landslide with 32,150 votes over Joe Kenneth Arbas who got 20,005 or a difference of 12,145 votes. COMELEC BOSS: Provincial election officer Atty Juvenal Tuale explained that upon thorough study, the results of the remaining two clustered precincts, one from Bayawan City and one from Bindoy cannot any more alter or overturn the results of the gubernatorial and vice gubernatorial positions. Also proclaimed were vice-governor-elect, first-tiimer Dr Mark Macias (LP) who garnered 160,656 votes against the 137,527 votes garnered by his closest rival Dr Henry A Sojor. Jun Arnaiz got 58,315 votes as of Friday night. In an interview by newsmen, both Degamo and Macias said they wanted to put a halt to political bickering and to buckle down to work.

RECONCILIATION: Gov Degamo has offered his hands for reconciliation to be able to deliver to the people what they have promised during the campaign period and to remain focused in helping the people of Negros Oriental through health, education, livelihood programs and projects for peace and development. The governor said he can work well with vice governor-elect Macias knowing the good deeds of his father, the late Gov Emilio Macias II. Degamo also said he is open to working informal sessions with all elected officials, including the board members and the congressmen for the betterment of the Negrenses. Degamo has no political partymate in the provincial board.

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P406K robbery ... From page 1 flagged down the Toyota Hilux pickup of the PDEP mining and declared a hold up at the isolated sitio of Bantog, barangay Lag-it in Tayasan, some 75 kilometers north of Dumaguete City. Some P400,000 representing the wages of the mining firm’s employees for Mid-May payroll, were carted away by the suspects who fled going westward. Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office provl commandr Sr. Supt Noli Roman and 302 nd brigade commander Col Francisco Patrimonio told a press conference the incident was not electionrelated. But he admitted the robbery was planned on election eve when people are busy for their poll duties. Romana is not discounting the possibility the hold up was the handiwork of bandits in the area, considering that last Saturday’s incident was the second and that the suspects could have studied the pattern in withdrawing large sums of money for the salaries of its employees which is undertaken every month. Romana said the company has blue guards but not that armed. Meanwhile, an amount of P6,000 was reportedly stolen by unidentified

suspect who managed to get inside the Robinsons Mall in Calindagan and destroyed the tarpaulin stand of Sparkles kiosk located at the ground floor of the said mall. Realyn Loriano, 28, single and sales clerk of Sparkles told the police that at about 9:30 am when she was about to open their store she noticed that the tarpaulin which used to cover their kiosk was already disarranged. Upon checking, the money placed on the cash box which was supposed to be deposited in the bank was already gone. The crime was believed to have occurred between Wednesday evening, after the closing of Robinsons store or early Thursday morning before the mall opened. Loriano said she immediately reported the incident to the management of Robinsons to check the CCTV cameras for the possible identification of the suspect. But the mall refused to grant her request as she was asked to write first a letter of request addressed to their main office in Manila before they would allow her to see the CCTV camera. The theft and robbery section of the Dumaguete City Police have yet to determine if the crime was an inside job or not. (Boy J. Pilongo)

page 2) , Degamo, Dr Mark Macias, Rep George Arnaiz (in absentia he was in Cebu) and the four 2nd district board members, Erwiin Macias, Mariant Villegas, Butsoy Saycon and Rommel Erames. Only 58.9% or 43,169 registered voters actually voted out of the 73,270 registered for Dumaguete. In Negros Oriental only 39.7% or 303,780 registered actually voted out of 763,937 registered with the Comelec.

CITY MAGIC 10: For the magic ten for city councilor, in their order, the following will sit as city councilors in June : Jiji Esmeña, JV Imbo, Nilo Sayson, Sal Erames, Tony Remollo, newcomer Peter Catan, Manny Arbon, another new comer Lani Ramon, returnee Nelson Patrimonio and

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Leon Dandan. For the provincial board it would seem that the composition will be opposition-dominated with six NPCs and 4 LPs. The governor again could be courting for allies in order to speed up legislation for the province. The governor is PDP Laban. The two top officials of the province were finally proclaimed at 4:00 o’clock Friday afternoon after four days of waiting, and put to rest apprehensions certain quarters are buying time in order to rig the results of the recent political exercise. .

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a lot for him to be elected as vice governor. “I think a lot of votes that I got was a confirmation that my father, the late Gov Dodo Macias did well during his incumbency. His greatest legacy to us brothers, is his passion for public service for 35 straight years,” the young Macias said. He claims “mysterious things happened and I don’t want to be superstitious but I really felt the presence of my father and Im sure he is very proud of me.And so the challenge for me is to show the people that I am worthy of their votes. And that I can try to fill the very big shoes of my late dad,” he said. The vice governor-elect further said he didn’t have any inkling of entering politics because he was doing well with his profession as an orthopedic surgeon in Manila, until the position was offered to him by Josy Limkaichong. Macias said the challenge now is how to fill those very big shoes. “Getting elected was hard and the next part which is buckling down to work and doing things properly is going to be more difficult because I have to do it the way people expect me to do.”jg

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high-tech caregiver facilities. Its faculty and administrative staff are professionals in their fields, well-motivated, and devoted to providing highquality education. In the area of science and technology, Asian College is now offering globally relevant and in-demand courses,

strengthening the placement of graduates, and continuously upgrading its facilities, buildings, curricula, learning guides, and the roster of faculty members and trainers. These initiatives form part of Asian College’s progression towards university accreditation.

As it celebrates 40 years as a learning institution,Asian College can look back at its storied past and its journey from a vocational school to a world-class college. This involves a period of consolidation wherein the small campuses were merged and realigned in order to achieve the vision of five big campuses. Asian College is committed to academic excellence by continuously producing top quality graduates in various fields and maintaining high standards of teaching as well as achieving a high rate of graduating students each year. This vision is anchored on its philosophy of transforming people’s lives through the provision of quality education, thereby developing leaders in

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business and industry for the next generation of Filipinos. “We are happy to note that Asian College is now aCHED and TESDA-accredited tertiary educational institution dedicated to the success of its graduates in their chosen field of study. With campuses in Quezon City and Dumaguete City,Asian College has produced thousands of competent graduates with globally relevant skills and knowledge for the past 40 years. We are committed to sustain our niche in the academe because we owe it all to the trust and confidence given to us by our students and their parents,” explains Claudine Sia Lucente, vicepresident and chief communications officer.


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