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here are 3 million Filipinos who still don’t have birth certificates even those living in the cities owing to the costs that would entail of having their live births duly documented. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano Senator Cayetano as guest NEW REGULATIONS bared this information at the con- speaker, who was open about his New regulations were released in clusion of the national convention presidential plans for 2016 or be- which Local Civil Registrars were of thousands of civil registrars and yond, said that these documenta- authorized to correct entries of genother stakeholders at the Negros tion woes can be solved by cyber To page 5 Oriental Convention in which he technology which the government served as speaker. should now avail in full blast.
Some 2000 civil registrars from the country met in Dumaguete to find ways of documenting births, deaths and weddings using cyber technology.
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BY DEMS DEMECILLO ardiness and deficiency common to many political candidates apparently won the day, after the Commission on Elections decided to amend its earlier decision by extending the deadline in the filing of Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) for the last May 13, 2010 elections from May 12, 2014 to June 30, 2014. In an en banc resolution extension from candidates, promulgated on May 13, political parties and party2014 or a day after the first list organizations and for deadline lapsed, the them to correct the deficienComelec acknowledged To page 5 the “numerous requests for
P15M in unpaid NORSU tuition By D.R. Demecillo
all it extreme leniency, starting from past school administrators, some P15-million remain uncollected as unpaid tuition fees of current, and even those graduated students at the Negros Oriental State University NORSU. This was confirmed by of the reopening of classes NORSU spokesperson next week. Thus, a new Marx Ituralde speaking in policy is in the offing disalbehalf of the NORSU lowing promissory notes president Dr Don Vicente except on meritorious Real. cases. NSORSU is where This comes in the heels To page 5
espite late action by the Dept of Transportation and Communications DOTC in fixing the firstround of x-ray security machines at the Sibulan airport, the second- and final security x-ray remains non-oprational for several years now. (Photo below) This continue to pose Majority leader Senator curity threat due to non- business and chamber offias a serious security threat Allan Peter Cayetanoto funcitonal final x-ray ma- cials to hear from them relat the local domestic air- gather enough evidence so chine. evant concerns about the port. as he could alert the DOTC The young senator This prompted Senate management about this se- from Taguig earlier met with To page 7
Solon warns on airport security lack
Hardline bgy boundary Disputes are serious BY CHOY GALLARDE
arangay conflicting cadastral boundary conflict are posing a serious threat to the speedy development of barangay infrastructure projects. Unless settled with dispatch, Dumaguete might be left behind in current positionings especially in funding matters. Hardline position of caused delays in the conbarangays in Dumaguete duct of a cadastral survey with boundary conflicts has To page 5
Senate Majority leader Sen Alan Peter Cayetano said he will press the DOTC to allocate funds to fix damaged x-ray machines not only here in Dumaguete but also in many cities which equipment these local DOTC employees claim are now beyond repair having been down for many years now. The other machine has just been fixed last week.
“GOD NEVER LEADS YOU WHERE HIS
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GRACE WILL NOT KEEP YOU.”
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Cayetano opens door for businessmen’s concerns
critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS BY ELY P. DEJARESCO
Media NapoLIST possible to affect credibility
Thursday business Meeting with Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano at the Bethel Guest House. In the Picture (from right): Seating: Liza Perdices, Royani Dy, Sen. Alan Cayetano, Ofelia Lacson, Yolanda Hilado, Macrina Fuentes; Standing: Adam Detre, Paul Ancla, Glenn Carballo, Gilbert Fuentes, Marciano Kho, Tinchu Perdices, Arthur Chua, Francisco Martinez, John Jalandoni, Tyrone Ramas-Uypitching, Rafael Ongcog, Roy Cang, Ely Dejaresco, Josef Lasola, Syndey Uy
TOP OF THE WEEK Restore pier clearance to reduce carnapping ith the increasing incidence of carnapping, there is a wide public claim to restore strict documentary and security check before boarding Vehicles on roro vessels. Incidents of carnapped Hence, Police Inspecvehicles being loaded in Roll tor Robelito D. Mariano is On Roll Off (RORO) sea calling for the reinstatement vessels across the country of the anti-carnapping and never seen again has clearance from HPT as an dramatically increased with effective means to intercept the removal of the required carnapped vehicles from clearance from the Highway being trafficked through Patrol Team before allowed to leave or enter the piers. To page 7
City eyes higher taxes for gasoline stations
randing the City’s Omnibus Tax Ordinance as obsolete, Councilor Jose Victor Imbo is pushing an amendment to the measure “as one of the strategies to augment the income generation” of Dumaguete City. Hence, there is a pro- stations shall be the followposal to increase the tax ing: for annual tax from P 2, rates and regulatory fees for 000 to P 5,000; for Maygasoline filling stations. The or’s permit from P 1,000 to proposed ordinance is on P2, 000 and fuel pumps per second reading. unit P 75.00 to P 2,000. Based on the proposal A public hearing was from Councilor Imbo the following fixed taxes for gas To page 7
Recruitment scam gains soon charged BY CHOY GALLARDE.
he Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has recommended the filing of appropriate charges in court against the Provincial Employment and Service Officer (PESO) of Lapu-lapu City after findings showed she masterminded the recruitment of 400 more or less applicants to enroll in the Korean language training which turned out to be illegal. Dr. Jess Cañete, how- groups of victims against the ever, said he is waiting for PESO manager of Laputhe results of the preliminary Lapu City Grace Jamio and investigation on the criminal complaints filed by two To page 5
Real halts SG fund until BIR registered egros Oriental State University President Dr. Don Vicente Real has already directed for the suspension of the collection of fees by student organizations and student governments unless it will be sanctioned by the Bureau of Internal Revenue. This development proHowever, Real directed vides some relief to parents these organizations to regisat least temporarily for in ter first either with the Secuthe previous years, collec- rities and Exchange Comtion of fees by the Federa- mission and Civil Service tion of University Parents Commission. They are also and Teachers Association, required to issue official reStudent Governments and ceipts from the Bureau of League of Student OrganiTo page 5 zations are mandatory.
Solon gives civil registrars moral booster Senate Majority leader Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano Thursday hinted to 2000 civil registrars of the country that well-paid government workers is the No.l deterrent to graft and corruption. They were all here on their biennial convention in Dumaguete.
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he possibility that big and small names in media received money in whatever form from the NapoLIST pork scammers is a big possibility considering the vast magnitude of this organized corruption which has been going on for more than ten years. —o0o— However, the Inquirer’s story naming names could unduly accomplish the purpose of the source obviously coming from the scammers, and that is to destroy also, the credibility of media in order to smokescreen their misdeeds. —o0o— We in the fourth estate are conscious of the strict culture of no mediamoney-for stories, but like anything Filipino, there are always loopholes and lets face it. Money may not be given to one as a journalist, but it may be given to him or he as an old classmate, a padrino, a kumpare, or as a PTA president, good Samaritan, or for other harmless reasons. —o0o— But for investigators to find out if it is true, could also easily discover by tracing back the aired or printed stories of the suspect journalist and see if his or her stories or columns if it is biased in favor of the alleged giver. If not, then what then. —o0o— Our initial reaction for our colleague is: check their stories. If you can pick a series of printed stories or recorded broadcast about such bias, then you have proof. One seemingly biased story does not make a journalist one sided. It could be a running story, that needs follow up. —o0o— But one clear suspicion is that those professional pork scammers know where to hit the nail. They are hoping that by painting a bias media, it can help disprove their misdeeds in the multi billion pork scam. —o0o— We are sure, not only Napoles has been doing this. But so many!. One congressman said, these scammers were like files, swarming all around congress before this syndicate was exposed. Our source admitted, he also had been approached by these syndicates at one time and claims he refused. Of course. Today you don’t see their shadows anymore. —o0o— So this is big time highway robbery, buddy! Web is so vast, you can hardly see the vortex anymore. And the worse part about these stories is that, we forecast NOBODY WILL GO TO JAIL. What landmark will it be if the opposite will happen. You must not be in the Philippines!
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ZD’s TRIVIA ((On certain occasions, the column ZD’s TRIVIA , dedicated to the late grand ole man of CHRONICLE journalism, ZOILO DEJARESCO JR, will appear in this section. Breathing space is still open depending on internet-connection availability.))
Dgte: most affordable Place to retire in the world
umaguete city continues to be a viable alternative destination for tourists in Central Visayas, as Dumagete City. It now ranks 3rd as Top Local Government Unit (LGU) destinations in the region after Cebu City and Lapu-Lapu City. Not just being recognized as “The City of the Gentle People,” but recently, Dumaguete City earned its way on the list of “Most affordable places to retire in World” on an article released by Yahoo! Finance, Dumaguete ranked 4th. Rightly so, the Dumagueteño head of the tourism department now heads the regional tourism officers association, a group which
Editorial Smells & quacks like PDAF
ike the old saying goes , what looks , smells, and quacks like a duck must be a duck. And what looks like a modified distribution of national funds to the country side also, smells and quacks like PDAF. But this time it goes directly to the erty? AT least this is not a dole out but an people thru the LGUs, and no longer to legislators plus and with a new brand LGU financing scheme. Of course, the name. This is historic and worth watch- money came from PDAF funds which were absorbed into the budgets of line ing. The distribution of billions of pesos agencies, this time, inside the DILG cofto small towns and cities by no less than fers under Sec. Mar Roxas. How lucky is presidentiable DILG Sec. Mar Roxas this Mr. Presidentiable in 2016 who is now week, indeed, smells, looks like, and fanning the country sides like Santa quacks like a PDAF with a new name. It Claus. Will this make him president? If the less clever ones will fail to deis called “Grassroots Participatory Budget Process” which is now the new tect the catch-all purpose, then they bottoms up budgeting system introduced should be comfortable in availing of what appears to be a noble project. by the Aquino administration. Unlike the CARP of DAR, we hope This means that the national government simply gives local government units, that the repayment record of these funds and empowers the LGUs to finance easy-term loans for the poor designed will be of high anti-poverty alleviation programs. With to improve their lot a maximum of P50 Million for cities and repayment impact . Remember the very poor repayment pl5 Million for towns. Obivously this is not a dole out, but track record by CARP beneficiaries to it is easy capital given to the rural folks Land Bank, of billions given out in the and for them to undertake livelihood form of lands for the landless. On the other side of the fence, the programs. It can succeed, just as it can fail, thus, billions down the drain again. recent PhilHealth issue which has not yet released its money of P64 billion to But they tried. and yet, PhilHealth We salute the noble efforts of this the hosptials, horse with a new name so to speak, be- now is threatening to sue private cause indeed, with the abolition of the hosptials who refuse to extend health PDAF, what else will hungry country side serviceseven if PhilHealth has not yet folks ask for in order to combat pov- paid many of the hospitals , in behalf of its members.
What the FOI means to Juan de la Cruz
he Freedom of Information Bill (FOI), is borne out of the excessive secrecy and resulting massive plunder of the Marcos era from 1972-1986. Sponsored mainly by 2013 top-notch Senator Grace Poe, the act meant for transparency in government, was enshrined in the 1987 Freedom Constitution of President Cory Aquino. Twenty seven years after today, the new FOI Bill was passed in March by the Senate unanimously by 21 present senators. Dateline In the past, it had been given lukewarm attitude by most congressmen, many of who were making hay while the Pork Barrel was still in vogue. Senator Poe, in her keynote Manila address at the Bohol Tropics Friday, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Bohol by Bingo Chronicle, chided that if the FOI was in place, the grand larceny called the P10-billion P. Dejaresco Napoles Scam could have been avoided or mitigated. Juan de la Cruz, who is interested how rich his government Senator Grace Poe, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Information and Mass Media, is still asking for official is – and whether such is justified by his legal means to public support. Juan de la Cruz is being urged to influence their income – can access the website or LGUs and agencies and congressman to pass the bill and talk in public about the ben- check his SALN – Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth. Juan must make sure the official’s SALN is current (not four efits of the FOI Senate Bill No 1733. Under the FOI, Mr. Filipino citizen can ask any infor- years ago). Want to know how much your town, city or province mation (with some exceptions) from any LGU, government agency and instrumentality – and such must respond or even the nation’s Annual Budget has for the forthcomwithin 15 days of the request. Penalty for violators could ing year? Check their websites and file a complaint if they either be suspension or dismissal from government serv- are not upgraded. There Juan will see the “sources of ice; one to six months in jail. To page 14
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REGIONAL TOURISM OFFICER ASSOCIATION (L-R) Auditor Myla Mae B. Abellana, Secretary Grace Paulino, VicePresident for Cebu Jocelyn Tan, Regional President Woodrow C. Maquiling, Jr., DOT Regional Director Ms. Rowena Lu Y. Montecillo , Vice-President for Negros Oriental Eliseo Manlangit, Vice-President for Bohol Ardissa R. Estavilla, Treasurer Hembler Mendoza
is a heartbeat closer to the tourism stakeholders and policy makers in the entire Central Visayas. We congratulate the leadership of Woodrow RR Maquiling Jr. He is his own man, aside from being the son of the city vice mayor. Woody made a wise horse trading deal with Chiquiting. We already saw the potential of RR in the tourism industry when his impressive production of the NoyNoy campaign at the Freedom Park which convinced NoyNoy personally that he will win the presidential election based on the manner the crowd responded. And thanks to RR he and his group made it so. To page 14
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in this part of the country. In his letter to Association of Barangay Council (ABC) president Lionel Banogon, EGB & Associates general manager Ernesto G. Bautista said the company has encountered difficulties in resolving the boundary conflicts between barangays Looc, Daro, Piapi, Poblacion 5, 7, 8, and Taclobo. EGB & Associates was tasked by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to conduct the cadastral survey in Negros Oriental, Dumaguete, and the entire country for that matter. Bautista attended a meeting with concerned village chiefs today upon the invitation of ABC president Banogon to settle the conflict at the barangay level, without necessarily going to court that would result to stained relations. But due to opposing claims and pronouncements by OIC Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO 2), Efren Rumbaoa, that all cadastral surveys conducted before don’t have approval yet from DENR, triggered the hardline stand of concerned barangays. For instance, Looc village chief, Angeling Ragay, pointed to the cadastral survey of Dumaguete in 2004 as her basis in claiming portion of the boundary with Daro, incidentally in the lot where punong barangay Rogelio Siglos, has put up his residence. The Looc barangay, captain said documents presented by Daro is based on a mere resolution, from previous barangay councils of both barangays a number of years ago, and not through an ordinance, without even the benefit of consulting their respective constituencies. Siglos, on the other hand, stressed that the 1973 agreement of previous village chiefs in Daro and Looc is enough to prove their claim of the questioned lot. In fact, Daro is actually in possession of the lot ever since up to the present. Likewise with barangay Piapi, he said. Ragay, however, stressed that in the boundary where the barangay captain of Daro is residing, residents go to barangay
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Looc to ask for barangay clearance for a fencing permit. For his part, Poblacion 5 barangay captain Nelson Ablir wanted the issue settled amicably with barangay Looc. According to Ablir, Pob. 5 where Silliman University is located, will abide by what the documents will tell them provided it is fair to both of them. A member of the barangay council in Daro, Kag. Jovencio Tan, who attended the meeting, wanted the survey declared null and void due to CENRO’s pronouncements cadastral surveys in the past don’t have approval yet. Kag. Tan said if brought to court, dismissal is in site for lack of basis for their claim. He suggested to hold in abeyance the determination of boundaries in conflict pending a thorough research by the city legal office, the city planning office and other concerned agencies. The other barangays that have conflicts with their political boundaries include Taclobo, Pob. 7, and Pob 8. Barangay captains Gregorio Suasin, Reynaldo Caballes, and Delia Señagan have agreed to hold joint sessions with their respective barangay councils to resolve the impasse ones and for all. Señagan is merely requesting Taclobo village chief Suasin to spare the Chapel in Sitio Manga having been established as the legend in Pob. 8. Under the cadastral survey, the chapel belongs to Taclobo, the second biggest barangay of the city. The contractor has suggested to resolve the conflict of political boundaries in a Solomonic way, either divide the conflict area or to declare a status quo. Engr. Bautista said a similar situation has happened between Mabinay and Bais City where more or less 3,000 square meters of land was marked as a conflict area for the survey to be completed. In Sibulan and Amlan, the conflict as to who owns the water falls was resolved with both parties agreeing to divide the area, the other side with Sibulan and the other side toAmlan, he said. Also present during the meeting is Joselito Mendoza, of the Land Management Services of DENR in Region 7. He
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der, date of birth, spelling of names etc. without a court order which previously entailed additional financial burden to the citizens. Cayetano noted that many of the Filipinos, whose live births were undocumented reside in the hinterland barangays. They are far from the poblaciones and could hardly afford the registration fee of at least P 300.00. Bills have already been filed in Congress providing means on how to totally devolve the registration of live births, deaths and marriage to the Local Civil Registrars particularly issuances of birth certificates from the National Statistics Office. Aside from devolution, Cayetano is also advocating for the digital registration of live births, deaths and marriages for easy reference and reduce red tape. He believes that every Filipino must be given a lifetime identification number, which can be used in all government transactions for Social Security System, GSIS, Philhealth, etc. (By Dems Demecillo)
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cies in their earlier submissions.” Provincial Election Supervisor, Atty. Eddie Aba, admitted that there are still many candidates in the last elections who up to now failed to submit on time an accurate report on their SOCE in accordance to the “Rules and Regulations Governing the Campaign Finance and Disclosure in Connection to the May 13, 2013 National and Local Elections and Subsequent Elections Thereafter.” Hazel S. Aurea, CVT Technician of the Comelec Provincial Office, said that all winning and losing candidates for governor, vicegovernors, board members, and congressmen were able to promptly submit their SOCE. “In contrast, all of those who have yet to comply with the SOCE requirement and will be benefitted in this extension are candidates for explained determination of political boundaries will result in the accurate computation of the Internal Revenue Allotment and for taxation purposes, as well as site locations and developments, among others. Another session will be called to finally resolve the conflict, the contractor of which is given up to January next year to complete the project, otherwise incur penalties.JG
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two others, namely Buenaventura Egot and Arturo Aliason. Jamio was charged with illegal recruitment and large scale estafa before the city prosecutors office, the complainants of which were assisted by POEA Manila. Cañete said evidences point to Jamio as the brains in the recruitment scheme through the electronic mail she sent to PESO Negros Oriental coordinator Ramon Benedicto dated Sept. 13, 2013. In the extracted document, Jamio requested Benedicto to send letters to Rodulfo Mondejar, president of Reactive International Korean Language Training Inc. in Lapu-lapu city for the conduct a Korean language training in Dumaguete, his letter of which is required by TESDA, and another letter to the city mayor of Lapulapu, so that her (Jamio’s) trip to Negros Oriental will be official. On September 18, 2013, the provincial government is in receipt of a communication from Direcmayor, vice-mayor, and councilor in the cities and municipalities,” Aurea added. Candidates must be careful in disclosing the contributions received and expenses incurred considering that this is an election offense that may cause their removal from office. Laguna Governor J.R. Ejercito was earlier ordered to vacate his post after the Commission on Elections ruled his campaign overspent in his reelection bid. Some wonder if why was Ejercito quickly adjudged guilty and removed from office while the others given extension and opportunity to correct their entries to their SOCEs earlier submitted. Shouldn’t the same leniency or courtesy be extended to Ejercito? But the Comelec maintains that the extension of the deadline and corrections to their earlier submissions will “promote transparency and fair play in the electoral process by allowing the candidates to fully and truthfully disclose their campaign contributions and expenditures.” (By Dems Demecillo)
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tor Jocelyn Sanchez, employment branch of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Manila for the conduct of registration of applicants in the various skills needed by the agency to its various clients in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. The activity is called the e-registration which was conducted at the Negros Oriental Convention Center for two days, from September 20-21, 2013 and was attended by Gov. Roel Ragay Degamo who provided POEA with all the necessary assistance. The CHR findings further disclosed that after introducing the idea to Benedicto, the so-called Korean language training was timed during the formal launching of POEA’s e-registration program in Negros Oriental to take advantage of the influx of applicants.
P15M... From page 1 children of the masses , not just the elite, go for a college education. There is a reported enrolment of 25,000 college students last year, in its four campuses namey in Bayawan, Siaton, Bais, and Guihulngan. Considering the propensity of students to execute but fail to honor their promissory notes, the Negros Oriental State University will no longer observe the policy except on extreme cases and only upon approval of the University President. Marx Iturralde, head of the Information and Publicity Office, explained that for School Year 2013-2014 in the main campus alone, collectibles from students who executed promissory noted amounted to P 15, 463, 234.00 but remained unpaid excluding the previous years. University cashier Corazon T. Saycon reported that the tuition fees collected in the Main Camus for the 1st semester of 2013-2014 amounted to P 74, 466, 625 and P 63, 456, 450.00 in the second semester or a grand total of P 137, 923, 075.00. Every year, NORSU receives approximately P 220 million from the national government for its mainte-
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Internal Revenue with payments coursed through the University Cashier. Only the collection of P 150.00 for the National Student Government is authorized. Previous Student Government officials have been embroiled in controversy over the unliquidated cash advances amounting to hundreds of thousands. Three former SG officials were investigated for alleged misuse of P 567, 500 of student funds under their custody. SG officials are now required to submit before the Board of Regents the itemized and detailed breakdown of the proposed amount to be collected for authorization. SG officers were also asked to come up with mechanics on how to boost the safekeeping of student funds and prevent it from being used for personal purposes by the officers. Contributions for Tshirts, extra-curricular and academic related activities shall be approved by the Board of Regents after due consultation with the students and parents. These new policies are opposed by Student Regent NorelynTalorete. But Real maintains it is all geared towards ensuring the protection and accountability of the student funds. (By Dems Demecillo) nance, operating expenses and expansion programs. Earlier, President Vicente Real appealed to the students to settle their tuition stating that these fees are the source for salaries of part-time faculty members, staff and other auxiliary services of the university. However, in lieu of promissory notes, Dr. Real allowed students to enroll to pay their tuition in two or three tranches to alleviate the burden of parents in coming up with the full tuition for the entire semester upon enrollment. The tuition will now be paid during enrollment, before midterm examinations and before final examinations. (By Dems Demecillo)
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women. When the black professor learned they were having “fried chicken and watermelon”, he lost it. He raised his voice and informed the young man that he was an educated man and could talk about many things besides “sports”. He continued with the fact that he liked lots of music besides just “black music” and that the fried chicken and watermelon were the last straw. He refused to be stereotyped and pandered to. He stormed out of the
hile I do not know if it is true, but this little story does illustrate my point. It seems that in the early 1970’s, a quiet mid-western university got their first black faculty member. After the reception was almost over, a nice young white professor invited the new professor to his home for dinner. The black professor graciously accepted his invitation. On the night of the dinner, he arrived promptly and was about to knock when he heard music coming from inside the small apartment. It was Ray Charles singing “Georgia”. He knocked and the young professor opened the door. Trying to make his guest comfortable, he offered him a cold “Mad Dog 20/20.” This was getting to be a little irritating. The young professor could not seem to find anything to talk about but sports and rass himself. It never oc- white guys, or could it apartment. What he did not curred to the young just be a security preknow is the young man that what he did caution? white professor ’s could be conceived as What you expect wife was from Geor- “pandering”. to see is often what The lesson here is you see; even when gia and that song was very special to if you expect racial it is not there. them. He did not prejudice; you will see Germans are supknow they had only it even when it is not posed to be rude. been married a short there. Perception of- Americans are supwhile and the only ten becomes reality. posed to be arrogant. President Obama Latinos are supposed thing she could cook that was edible used the event that white to be promiscuous. was fried chicken. people locked their Are they really or are Watermelon was the doors when he walked you seeing what you only fruit at the mar- by. He was hurt by this expect to see? Let’s ket and the young racial prejudice and not prejudge people man was intimidated stereotyping. Well, Mr. and evaluate each perby the older black President, they do the son as an individual. professor and tried same thing to me and I You will probably be to talk about safe am so white I glow in surprised how many subjects where he the dark. Are they also “new” nice people you would not embar- “prejudice” against bald will meet. MORALITY AS THE BASIS OF A NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDER
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and property damage bill crested at $33 billion dollars. In Peru, this caused massive rainfall which led to deadly flooding and mudslides. El Niño whipped Hurricane Linda off the coast of Mexico, which turned into the strongest Eastern Pacific tropical cyclone ever recorded. The extreme weather spurred cycles of mosquito-transmitted To page 13
t a time when there seems to be excessive sabre-rattling between nations all over the globe over perceived wrongs, it is important to be reminded of the above exhortations. As the sounds of gunfire continue to reverberate in the Middle East, African nations resort to violence along cultural and ethnic fault lines, the former Iron Curtain implodes and balkanize; a ring of fire shapes up in East Asia pitting superpowers in the Asia-Pacific and the arms race heats up. We recall Prof. Samuel Huntington’s classic, “The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order”. Against this backdrop and before the biblical Armageddon sets in driven by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it is good for nations to be reminded once more of the rule of ethics in international relations. Indeed, relations among nations should be guided by the same values that guide interaction among peo-
NANCY RUSSELL C ATAN it again and again. She claimed she had imbibed the habit from her mother. I remember asking her what kind of rainy day was she waiting for. Mom replied, “I just To page 13
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ainting is a gift that should be accompanied by passion. It seems that God gives both to those who deserve it. An artist is an artist because he cannot stop himself from the inner drive to create. He creates because everything around him seems to beg for expression. He may use MUFFET DOLAR a canvas, paper, wood, textile, glass, ceramics, stone VILLEGAS e-mail: or any object to find email@example.com pression of his true self. Watching someone create an artwork is a wonderful experience. Visual art is being used as therapy by experts to relieve stress, find self -fulfillment, or simply because it brings healing. To page 14
A very exciting thing ’m referring to prayer. If it’s authentic prayer that we do, then we can only experience joy and excitement. That’s precisely because when we truly pray, we are talking with God. And can there be any other person more exciting to talk with than God himself? Can there be any other person who can give us what we really need? Besides, if our prayer is genuine, we would be touching on the most important and relevant topics and issues in our conversation with God. Nothing else can outrank the subject matter of our prayer. Whatever riveting human projects and concerns we have would end up being part and parcel of our loving dialogue with God. What is more, when we truly pray, we can always manage to see the meaning and beauty of everything. Even in our darkest moments or our worst scenario, we can al-
l Niño” is suddenly in the headlines as the rmometers surge and we all swelter. So, what is “El Niño”? How does that differ from “La Niña”? Above all, how does that affect our daily lives? The scientific explanation is dense: “Large-scale ocean-atmosphere climate interaction linked to a periodic warming in sea surface temperatures, across the central and east-central Equatorial Pacific.” Got that? No. Transposed into layman’s language that means: Warmer water, in the Pacific Ocean, that messes up normal weather patterns across the world. El Niño of 1997 bore “more energy than a million Hiroshima bombs”, writes National Geographic.. “By the time it had run its course eight months later, it had deranged weather patterns worldwide”. The death toll rose to 2,100
‘m saving it for a rainy day!” I used to hear this often when I was growing up. Mom would put things aside for apparently no reason at all and use the excuse “I’m saving it for a rainy day.” What did she save? Buttons of every size, shape, and color jumbled together in a shoe box. Odds and ends of ribbons. Socks that needed mending. Outdated magazines and catalogues. Used paper bags, etc. One of the small closets in Mom and Dad’s bedroom was full of this stuff, and she added to
AMB. JOSE V. ROMERO, JR., PH.D. ples, which are truth, justice, active solidarity and freedom. Relations among peoples and states should accordingly be regulated by the principles of reason, equity, law and negotiation, eschewing violence and war, as well as to forms of discrimination, intimidation and deceit. Indeed international law guarantees international order that guides the co-existence among political communities Turn to page 10
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ways find the light at the end of the tunnel. This is quite so especially when we realize the true spirit of Easter, that is, Christ conquering sin and removing the sting of death with his passion, death and resurrection, and sharing this Easter renewal with us if we want to. That’s why we can always say without exaggeration that there’s always hope for us in spite of whatever. We need to examine the way we pray. Very often, what we call prayer is actually not To page 13
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EXPAT How to Bring Your Soul Mate from the Philippines to the U.S.
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community. Acting as spokesperson Francel Martinez of the Negros investments and promotions board here cited the need of more frequent flights even by smaller planes to metro centers like Cebu which can easily connect to other major domestic and international destinations. Martinez said that no amount of promotions can
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RORO vessels. He said that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued an executive order removing the requirement for clearance of all motor vehicles leaving and entering the piers ostensibly to facilitate the fast and convenient traffic of RORO vessels. However, after the removal of said clearance, there was a noted increase in carnapping with many stolen units ending up in the other islands away from where the vehicles were snatched. The so-called anticarnapping clearance requires riders and occupants of motorcycles, cars, cargo
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called but Councilor Antonio Remollo lamented the absence of many owners of gasoline stations. He called for a second round of hearing. Remollo is opposing the proposed tax increase for being exorbitant. Instead, Remollo introduced the idea of imposing moratorium on granting permits for additional gas station in the heart of the city which mushroomed to over 30. However, permits should be granted for gas stations outside of the city center. At present, additional applications for construction of gas stations were denied because of zoning limitations. (By Dems Demecillo)
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lure tourists here if we lack the number of flights. Right now, Dumaguete has four flights to and from Manila . It does not have aftersunset navigational instruments to guide big planes after sundown. That is why when flights are delayed in the afternoons, the Manila flights are cancelled. It could have pushed through if they have post-sunset navigational instruments. This defect causes untold damaging consequences to business and travel which has to be fixed, Cayetano trucks, and other earth movers to show their Official Receipts, Certificate of Registration, receipts of the goods loaded in cargo trucks, and other information to establish ownership of the motor vehicles and their cargoes and legitimacy of their travel. Mariano said that the mandate of the Highway Patrol Team includes anticarnapping, anti-highway robbery and anti-hijacking of vehicles. The need to secure the piers in Sibulan, Amlan and Dumaguete City is urgently needed in view of the previous cases in which a motorcycle of a local newsman was carnappped which ended up in Santander, Cebu; Kuratong Baleleng Group that robbed Agencia Belen arrived from Dapitan along with three motorcycles whose plate numbers were tampered and a Toyota Revo, 2 of the motorcycles are impounded at the Dumaguete PNP and finally, the attempt to ferry a Range Rover with a plate number 8 indicating it was owned by a Congressman to Mindanao but its OR and CR showed it was a Land Cruiser, it was later learned that the vehicle was carnapped in Quezon City. Mariano admits that the reinstatement of the anticarnapping clearance through an executive order or national law is a long shot, but he intends to lobby among the mayors of Dumaguete City, Amlan and Sibulan to adopt an ordinance imposing the anticarnapping clearance. (By Dems Demecillo)
admitted. The local chamber of businessmen met with Cayetano at the Bethel Guest House after he spoke before two thousand civil registrars and barangay officials at the convention center where they held their biennial conference.(see related story) Cayetano admitted that he has plans to run for president. But whether it will be in 2016 or later , he promised he will announce at the appropriate time. Cayetano also suggested that tourism pasalubongs can be well packaged to be more marketable. Bohol he said, has learned how to repackage their kalalmayhati and others that made a big leap in their sales.
the U.S. Because same-sex marriages are not recognized in the Philippines, the same sex couple can only apply for a fiancé (K-1) visa. The basic requirements for a K-1 visa for opposite and same sex couples are: The petitioner (the person filing the petition) must be a U.S. citizen. Fiancé visas are not available if the petitioner is a green card holder. The couple must have met each other in person, within 2 years of filing the petition. Therefore, the U.S. citizen would need to take a trip to the Philippines to visit his or her partner. Make sure the trip is well documented, with entry stamps, pictures together, etc. Next, the K-1 petition is filed,
LET THE BIBLE SPEAK: IN the past year, God has been good to Dumaguete. There have been earthquakes, tsunami, typhoons, and other storms but Dumaguete has been safe from these disasters. We hear about them and have small effects from them but none have had a great impact on this city. One storm or earthquake could wipe this city off the map and many hundreds of people could be swept away. Do we think or consider how good God has been to us? Romans 2:4 “…not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” People live their lives as if there is no God or like they deserve something. I think people do not consider who is giving them good health, prosperity, and many good things in life. I Timothy 6:17 “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things, to enjoy” Ecclesiastes 2:24 “There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God” If man only realize God gives him breath to live each day, then he would consider where his good living and health come from. Many treat God as emergency fellow, ‘when I need Him, I will call’. Many people never realize their need or how good God has been until there is a great disaster or major health problem. There are some that will be like the thief that died with Jesus and repent at the 11:55 before mid night. When a man or family starts recognizing God, then they will see how He provides and blesses them. People need to prepare for their soul and Eternity! People need to recognize God in their daily living and acknowledge what He has done for them. Man needs to turn From his sin and turn to the Lord Jesus that died in our place on the Cross. Will you Accept His forgiveness and love today? Pastor Worley New Testament Bible Baptist Church
ou have met you soul mate in Dumaguete and now you want to get married in the U.S. So, the next step is to obtain a K-1 Fiancé Visa for your soul mate. Once obtained, the K-1 Visa will allow your soul mate to travel to the U.S. to marry you. In the past K-1 Visas were available for opposite sex couples. When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, same-sex couples became eligible for K-1 Visas. Currently, the main difference between an opposite sex and same sex couple in the Philippines is that an opposite sex couple can marry in the Philippines and then apply for a spouse visa to go to hopefully approved, and the living in Texas (which does not partner in the Philippines is in- recognize same-sex marvited to the U.S. Embassy for his riages) but gets married in Calior her K-1 visa interview. fornia (which does), they can Once the K-1 visa is issued, still file the petition in Texas and the fiancé enters the U.S., pursue the green card. and has to marry his or her The couple would then file U.S. citizen partner within 90 for adjustment of status and days of entry. If the fiancé will eventually be scheduled does not marry the U.S. citi- for an interview. They will zen who filed the petition, he be questioned about the or she must return to the “bona fides” of their marPhilippines. He or she can- riage, i.e. if it is for real or not obtain a green card or fixed. If the officer is satisother visa status in the U.S. fied that it is a true love relain any other way except tionship, the green card will through the petitioning U.S. be issued. citizen. (i.e., they cannot While same-sex couples are marry another American, be now entitled to the same rights petitioned by an employer, and benefits as opposite sex change to student visa, etc.) couples, they are also subject The marriage should take to the same requirements, obplace in one of the states that ligations, and suspicions that recognizes same-sex mar- opposite sex couples are subriages, such as California, New ject to. Rather the couple is York, etc. As long as the mar- opposite or same sex, the ofriage takes place in a state that ficer may question them extenrecognizes same-sex mar- sively on whether this is a true riages, that marriage is valid, “love” relationship, to discover even if the couple will be living or rule out any “marriage of in a state that still does not rec- convenience.” It can be exognize same-sex marriages. To page 12 For example, if a couple will be
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I will rescue the godly from all their troubles. here are plenty of troubles that come in the package of fallen humanity. This is not how our God and Father first intended it to be. Our heavenly Dad’s intent was that Adam and Eve would not have sinned and would have lived forever in the safety and security of the garden of Eden. Living in a place of uncondi- living in the secret place of the Most tional love and protection, they High. wouldn’t have even had a frame Just before Jesus went to the cross, of reference for the word ‘trou- He spoke these words to His disciples ble’. And of course, that would in John 16:33... “I have told you these have meant that every generation things, so that in me you may have since them would have enjoyed peace. In this world you will have the same benefits. trouble. But take heart! I have overWe do not have the time or come the world.” (NIV) space to unpack the consequences Troubles do come whether we like of their decision back in the gar- it or not. Be comforted in knowing that den, but it is important for each our elder brother and Savior has one of us to know that God’s in- overcome the world and our heavenly tent for us has never changed. His Father has promised to rescue us from heart has always been that we all our troubles. May the reality of would all live with Him in a place this promise go deep into each one of of safety and security (Psalm 91), our hearts today.
Warnings About Hypocrisy
nd when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, who try to look pale and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I assure you, that is the only reward they will ever get.
But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. Then no one will suspect that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in secret. And your father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.” Matthew 6:16-18. In these verses, Jesus is not condemning fasting, but hypocrisy—fasting in order
to gain public approval. Many Pharisees voluntarily fasted twice a week to impress the people with their “holiness”. Jesus commended acts of selfsacrifice done quietly and sincerely. He wanted people to adopt spiritual disciplines for the right reasons, not from a selfish desire for praise.
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PAKATI THE ASCENSION OF THE RISEN CHRIST REV. DR. LOURDINO A. YUZON here are three important truths that are embodied in the ascension of the risen Christ. In the first place, the ascension was an integral and absolutely necessary part of Jesus’ life. . “It is expedient for you that I go away” (John 16:7), Jesus told his disciples. Following his resurrection, Jesus spent forty days appearing to his disciples on numerous occasions, thus proving to them that he triumphed over sin and death. That the disciples showed unwavering courage in proclaiming the Good News of God’s saving love was due, in large measure, to their deep-seated conviction that they were serving a risen and living Savior. However, the risen Christ’s stay with his disciples could not go on forever. He had to leave them behind. Why? It was because as Paul puts it, Jesus was “obedient to the point of death on the cross that God highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:8b-11). Secondly, the ascension upon you” (Acts 1:8). What consequence, Christianity deof Jesus is not just about the Jesus meant was that the veloped into a faith for all peoglorious thing that happened dawn of the age of the Spirit ple, and not just a narrow sect to the risen Christ; it is also would infuse His people with within Judaism. about the equally significant new life. In new and surprisJesus did leave His thing that happened to the lives ing ways, the Holy Spirit would disciples. As Acts 1:9 says, of the early Christians and, in- enable the early disciples (and “he was lifted up, and a deed to other Christian faith all disciples in every time and cloud took him out of their communities in succeeding place) to remember the “won- sight.” But His leaving generations. Jesus assured der of God’s love and pres- brought unexpected good His disciples that he would not ence revealed radically in the to His disciples. Now they leave them alone. He in- cross and open tomb.” The had the opportunity to be structed them to remain in Je- disciples would be filled with on their own and prove the rusalem and wait for the new divine power to be Christ’s wit- quality of their discipleship way by which they could ex- nesses in Jerusalem, Judea, without relying solely on perience God’s presence in Samaria and to the ends of the the physical presence of the their midst. “You will receive earth. Because of Jesus’ as- historical Jesus. Moreover, power,” He told His disciples, cension to glory, the age of the there was also a sense in “when the Spirit has come Spirit began in earnest. As a To page 12
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esus said to his disciples: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows him. But you know him, because he remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
VATICAN DECLARATION ON PROCURED ABORTION would like to share with you this article from ROME, the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, November 18, 1974. Introduction 1.The problem of procured abortion and of its possible legal liberalization has become almost everywhere FR. GAMMY TULABING JCD, VG the subject of impassioned discussions. These debates would be less grave were it not a question of human life, a primordial value, which must be protected and promoted. Everyone understands this, although many look for reasons, even against all evidence, to promote the use of abortion. One cannot but be astonished to see on the one hand an increase of unqualified protests against the death penalty and every form of war and on the other hand the vindication of the liberalization of abortion, either in its entirety or in ever broader indications. The Church is too conscious of the fact that it belongs to her vocation to defend man against everything that could disintegrate or lessen his dignity to remain silent on such a
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In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”
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egros Oriental State University (NORSU) and SPI Global, the leading IT-BPO Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) service provider in the world and in the country entered into an agreement on March 18 with NORSU State University for the latter to provide technical and industry-level training and support for students and faculty members of NORSU. University President Dr. (CHED) to implement the students in selected SUCs Don Vicente C. Real led the nation-wide Information- (across the country) acquire signing of the MOA together Technology Programs on the skill sets and competenwith Ms. Suzanne Lu Service Management for cies needed for entry level Bascara, Site Director of Business Process positions and further career SPI Global Dumaguete. (see Outsourcing or Service developments in the ITphoto above) Management Program BPO industry”. Its goal is to This development gives (SMP) for short. The SMP “...increase employability of NORSU a leading industry is implemented by the Infor- graduating BA and IT stupartner in the implementa- mation Technology Business dents...” in areas identified tion and development of its Process Outsourcing Asso- as “Next Wave Cities” unService Management Pro- ciation of the Philippines der the project. These cities gram (SMP) being the only (IBPAP). are those that hold the poState University and College In its project brief, the tential for further growth in (SUC) in Region VII to be CHED describes the SMP various industries. chosen by the Commission as an “18-month, P125 mil- Dumaguete City has been on Higher Education lion project designed to help identified as a “Next Wave
Jose “Joe/Pempe” Orillana Cuevas, Jr. May 9, 1941- May 19, 2014
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that seek individually to promote the common good of their citizens that cannot be separated from the good of the entire human family. The global community is a juridical entity founded on the sovereignty of each member state. Members this international community always try to preserve the different and distinctive characteristics of each people while encouraging their expression. By valuing these different identities, divisions that tend to separate people thru destabilizing influences are avoided. Had the world today adhered to this principle, disastrous conflicts of civilization – ethnic cleansing, religious wars now playing out in many parts of the world – would have been things of the past. National sovereignty, understood as an expression of the freedom, must govern relations between States, be this in the political economic, social and even cultural sense. The cultural dimension takes on particular importance as a source of strength in resisting acts of aggression or forms of domination. Culture constitutes the guarantee for the preservation of the identity of a people and expresses and promotes its spiritual sovereignty.
Notice is hereby given that the heir of Alfred Siegfried Koch named Raynilda Paltinca Koch has filed anAffidavit of Adjudication by Sole Heir of the Estate of Deceased Person over Health Multiplier No. 4711017402000019 and Saving Deposit with Philippine National Bank under Saving Account No. 471101700019 as notarized by Atty. Elizur V. Umbac; per Doc. No. 524;Page No. 106;Book No. LVII; Series of 2014
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of Feliciano Pacleb, namely William Pacleb, Sylvia Pacleb, Elizabeth Pacleb ,Grace Pacleb, Emmanuel Pacleb and Severina Pacleb all of legal ages have filed a Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement of Real Property on Lot No. 2346 covered by TCT No. U-6836 situated in Kabacan Cotabato; containing an area of ONE HUNDRED ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWO (101,002) sq. m.; moreover William Pacleb, Sylvia Pacleb, Elizabeth Pacleb, Grace Pacleb and Emmanuel Pacleb hereby WAIVE, TRANSFER AND CONVEY all rights and participation to SEVERINA PACLEB as Notarized by Atty. Erwin B. Vergara; per Doc. No. 285,Page No. 57,Book No. II Series of 2003 The Negros Chronicle May 18, 25 & June 1, 2014
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City” in the IT-BPO industry. NORSU’s Produce New Civil Engineers The Negros Oriental State University College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) Main Campus II welcomes the newest addi-
tion to their long list of board passers as a new set of their graduates passed the Civil Engineer Licensure Examination (CELE) held on May 4 and 5, 2014. NORSU had a 75% passing rate compared to the National Passing Per-
centage which is 43.41%. The new Civil Engineers from NORSU are Giovanni Coquilla Celis, Joan Karen Ybias Dongel and Patrick John Malinao Marchan. The board passers from the University comprise the 1,862 successful takers of CELE out of the 4,289 examinees.
Judge convicts Kandos for libel vs Bar Ko boss egional Trial Court Presiding Judge Cenon Voltaire Repollo convicted for libel the host of the radio talk show “Kandos” for “exposing to public hatred , contempt, and ridicule (the owner of Bar Ko Traveller’s Lounge in Looc , Dumaguete) one Nekane Llanderal Gobonseng, by broadcasting over DYGB FM malicious and defamatory words saying she does not want authorities to enter her pension house during a drug raid, and that she had berated the barangay captain in that incident, thus imputes on said Nekane Llanderal ‘Gobonseng the commission of a crime, thereby suggesting something questionable about the conduct of the business of said owner to her damage and prejudice.” Penalty for libel under Article 355 of the RPC, is prision correctional in its minimum and medium periods, or a fine of P200 to P6000 which the judge may slap on the accused in case of insolvency. Accused was ordered by Judge Repollo to pay moral damages of P30,000 to the complainant Nekane Llanderal Gobonseng with the filing fee to constitute as first lien. The accused one Johnny D. Cahilog a.k.a. Rex Santos pleaded not guilty when arraigned . But after the prosecution presented evidence, the accused filed a demurer to evidence, and failed and waived his right to present evidence, Judge Repollo said in his 7-page decision on Criminal Case 2012-21226. The prosecution was able to establish a prima facie against the accused as the judged denied the motion for a demurer to evidence. This is because the statements made by the accused were duly recorded thus could not be disputed. Yet the accused failed and waived his right to present evidence to show lack of malice, the judge said.Cahilog a.k.a Rex Santos, is the second broadcaster to be convicted of Libel here in Dumaguete city.
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Turning a new leaf
t has been said that everything happens for a reason. The very fact that people have found themselves in a particular place together has its underlying rea225-1766 son. At this point in our lives, we cannot afford to be 0929-2006-999 – SMART nonchalant, especially at the rate of how events are 0917-933-0022 – GLOBE transpiring today. In the Dumaguete Toastmasters Club, now on its second charter year, some of its members are an epitome of individuals ceive things and situations who, instead of simply just do- to reckon with. ing nothing, has opted to make What do these develop- from where we are coming themselves productive. We ments have to do with our from? I do not claim to have the have come at a time when we existence in Dumaguete? look forward to spending many What do these imply? What answers to all these questions. wonderful moments in the or- bearing do they have in our However, I am certain that beHOUSES AND LOTS FOR SALE ganization, whose mother club lives as members of the ing a Toastmaster spells a Subdv. Lot No. 6; Fully fenced P1.5M negotiable ; clean is Toastmasters International. Dumaguete Toastmasters great responsibility and a far tittle; ready for release We have come at a time when Club? Do these, in any way, greater challenge to maintain Along San. Jose Extension; 300 sqm. clean tittle, ready the Dumaguete Toastmasters change the way we behave and sustain. It carries with it for release. Club, from being a fledgling as individuals, affect the the responsibility to measure Bacong, Beach House 136 sqm, 2nd lot from the organization, will soon be- way we behave as individu- up to what is expected of each Beach, w/ road right of way, clean tittle @ 900K only come one of those organiza- als, affect the way we con- member. Talay, Dgte. City, 300 sqms, along the road, 3BR, 2 toilet tions whose mere mention of duct ourselves, or modify Thus, efforts are being and bath, w/ garage, fully fenced, cable ready, wi-fi ready, its name is already something the way we view and per- made by everyone to conbrand new house, clean title @ 3M only tribute their fair share of Bantayan, Dgte. City, 261sqms, 3BR, toilet and bath, flood giving their time and effort free, fully fenced, w/ various fruit- bearing trees, w/ road right towards the betterment of of way, clean title @ 1.6M only the Dumaguete ToastmasCandau-ay, Dumaguete City, 1,500sqms; 4 BR w/ toilet ter Club. The process is and bath, semi-furnished, fully fenced w/ terrace w/ spacious lawn, clean title @P4M long and tedious, but I am Residential Lots for Sale Tubtubon, Sibulan, 1,326sqms, 4BR, 2 toilet and bath, confident that with the conspacious lawn, flood free, w/ road right of way, clean title @ certed efforts of everyone, LOCATION PRICE Total Lot Area 2.2M only we will realize our plans. Bantayan, Dgte. City, 498sqms, 3BR, 3 toilet and bath, Truly, whether we like it or 200 sqms Motong, Dgte City P800K maids quarter, fully fenced, w/ garage, dirty kitchen, w/ road not, the times today are chang440 sqms Daro, Dgte City P4000/ sqm right of way, flood free, spacious lawn, clean title @ 3.3M only ing. We may be basking in glory 8,741 sqms Magatas, Sibulan P400/sqm Junob, Dgte. City, 225 sqms, 2BR, toilet and bath, brand now, but we cannot rest on our new house, fully fenced, w/ car garage w/c can accommodate 483 sqms Bagacay, Dgte City P2,500/sqm laurels. On the contrary, it pro2 cars, along the road, flood free, clean title @ 3.2M only 309 sqms Motong, Dgte City P2M vides for adapting a gung-ho Mangnao, Dgte. City, 1,345sqms lot area, 400sqms floor 575 sqms Pulantubig, Dgte. City P1,600/sqm attitude about new things that area, spacious living room, dining area, w/ music room, laun354 sqms Daro, Dgte City P3,000/sqm dry area, 3BR, 2 toilet and bath, maids quarter, spacious and we can all try out. It presents 500 sqms Junob, Dgte City P800K well-maintained lawn, w/ car garage, fully fenced, flood free, 300 sqms Talay, Dgte City P350K an opportunity for us to re-exphone line, cable ready, high-speed broad band, w/ road right 400 sqms Daro, Dgte City P5,000/sqm amine ourselves in order to of way, clean title @ 7.5M only 234 sqms Batinguel, Dgte City P1,700/sqm make our membership in the Bantayan, Dgte. City, 300sqms, 3BR, 2 toilet and bath, w/ 837 sqms Pulangtubig, Dgte City P1,700/sqm Dumaguete Toastmasters garage, fully fenced, w/ road right of way, flood free, house 295 sqms Junob, Dgte City P590K Club worth our while and our newly painted and renovated, phone line, cable ready, clean 290 sqms Batinguel, Dgte City P2,000/sqm resources. This would include title @ 5.2M only
Motong, Dgte. City, 300sqms, 3BR, 2 toilet and bath, hot & cold shower, spacious lawn, w/ garage, along the road, fully fenced, house facing the rising sun, phone line, cable ready, clean title @ 3.6M only
Commercial Lots for Sale 714 sqms, along Rovira Road, accessible to transportation, flood free, clean title @ P3.5M only 2,423 sqms, along Rovira Rd.,Bantayan, Dgte. City, twoway traffic, flood free, with six Bedroom House, well-maintained lawn, Fully fenced, wide frontage @ P16M only 642 sqms, along Hibbard Ave., Piapi, Dgte. City, two-way traffic, flood free, @ 5M only 1,208 sqms, along the road Calindagan, near Robinsons, two-way traffic, flood free, @ 15M only 291 sqms, along City Limit highway, two-way traffic, flood free, clean title @ P15,000/sqm only 268 sqms, along Aldecoa Road, two-way traffic, flood free, wide frontage @ P3.5M only 167 sqms, Villa Amada, flood free, clean title @ P17,000/ sqm 617 sqms, along Cervantes St., flood free, fully fenced, clean title @ P20M only 3,547 sqms, along the road,Piapi Dgte. City, two-way traffic, flood free,with presentable house, spacious lawn, clean title @ 30M only 500 sqms, along Cervantes St., flood free, clean title @ P12M only 737 sqms, along Hibbard Ave., Piapi, two-way traffic, flood free, clean title @ P9M only 3,336 sqms, along E.J. Blanco Rd, two-way traffic, flood free, clean title @ P10,000/sqm only 1,506 sqms, Daro, Dgte. City, corner lot, two-way traffic, flood free, clean title @ P20M only 400 sqms, along Hibbard Avenue, Dgte. City @P7,500/ sqms. 902 sqms, along Hibbard Ave., main house w/ 3BR, 3 toilet and bath plus 10 bachelor pads, an income generating property of P50K and up income per month, flood free, clean title @ P11M only 306 sqms, along Airport Highway, flood free clean title at P5M only 453 sqms, along Hibbard Ave. near Silliman University, Clean Tittle @ P8M only 3,192 sqms, along Talay Highway, Clean Title @ P9M only
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Junob, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. West Bal., Valencia, Neg. Or. East Bal., Valencia, Neg. Or. East Bal., Valencia, Neg. Or. Tugas Piapi, Dgte City Tugas Piapi, Dgte City Tugas, Piapi, Dgte City Tugas, Piapi, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Villa Amada, Dgte City Villa Amada, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Cadawinonan, Neg. Or. Magatas, Sibulan, Neg. Or. Talay, Dgte City Claytown Daro, Dgte City Pulantubig, Dgte. City, Daro, Dgte. City Isugan, Bacong, Neg.Or. Junob, Dgte. City Balugo, Dgte. City Talay, Dgte. City Bagacay, Dgte. City Bagacay, Dgte. City Bagacay, Dgte. City Valencia, Neg. Or. Balayag Manok, Bacong Balayag Manok, Valencia West Balabag, Valencia Talay, Dgte. City Bagacay, Dgte. City Bagacay, Dgte. City Bagacay, Dgte. City
P2,000/sqm P4,500/sqm P1.8M P2,500/sqm P2,000/sqm P600/sqm P600/sqm P900/sqm P1,300/sqm P1,300/sqm P7,500/sqm P7,500/sqm P5,900/sqm P5,900/sqm P1,600/sqm P4,500/sqm P4,500/sqm P2M P2,800/sqm P3,000/sqm P1,000/sqm P1,200/sqm P1.8M P2,000/sqm P1,500/sqm P1,000/sqm P 5,000/sqm P1,600/sqm P2,500/sqm P200/sqm P400K P700/sqm P12M P1,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P700K P500/sqm P600/sqm P800/sqm P1,200/sqm P3,000/sqm P900K P2,500/sqm
BY CECILE M. GENOVE
the conscious effort to expand our horizons and improve our craft. If we do not work as a team, then everything else will fail. Remember, there is no “I” in the word, TEAM, because “Together Everyone Achieves More.” May I borrow a line shared to me by a good friend. She said, and I quote, “If you are wearing color lenses, you will not appreciate the wonders and beauty of nature and everything that surrounds you because you cannot see them; in the same manner that if you are wearing color lenses, you will not appreciate what we have been enjoying all along in Dumaguete City.” Sometimes, we need to move back and be an observer from the outside to appreciate what is To page 13
Real Estate OCEAN VIEW LOTS FOR SALE Balili, Valencia, Neg. Or. 20,575sqms, w/ more or less 130 fruit-bearing sweet mango trees, w/ electricity and water access, along the road, clean title @ P400/sqm only -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Liptong, Valencia, Neg. Or., 910sqms, situated 645 feet above Dgte. City, overlooking, w/ electricity and water access, along brgy. road, clean title @ P900K only --------------------------------------------------------------------------------San Antonio, Sibulan, Neg. Or., 16,279sqms, located 700 feet above Dgte. City, ocean view, with road right of way, w/ electricity and water access, clean title @ P400/sqm --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Palinpinon, Valencia, Neg. Or., 1,111sqms, situated 780 feet above Dgte. City, near Tierra Alta, ocean view, w/ electricity, water, cable, phone and internet access, along the road, clean title @ P1,800/sqm --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ugahong, Valencia, Neg. Or. 3.2hectares, located 400 feet above Dumaguete City, along the road, two sides attached to the road, w/ electricity and water access, clean title @ P500/sqm only
LOTS FOR SALE Around Negros NEW STOCKS •
San Jose, Neg. Or. 6,562 sqms., Beach lot w/ wide beach frontage, along the National Highway, o verlooking Tañon strait, nic e ambien ce, Fascinating view to the sea, clean title at 16M only.
Sta. Catalina, Neg. Or. 11 hectares, w/ 500 fruit-bearing, 3 hac. rice field w/ waterfalls c ascading fro m a high er g roun d w/ water sourc e, along the road, good view, clean title, @2.5M only.
• Northern Junob, Dgte. City, 19,900 sq.m. @ P1,500.00 per sq.m. only • Jimalalud, Neg. Or. 6,844 sq.m. with fruit- bearing, coconut trees @60K
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THE ASCENSION... (Yuzon)
From page 8 which Jesus was not absent from them at all. Before the ascension, Jesus dwelt among them; after His ascension, He dwelt within them. After the ascension, Christ’s presence was no longer confined to a particular time and place. In the power of God’s Spirit, His disciples of every place and age could have access to Him wherever they may be. So, paradoxically, “… in a sense, Jesus was never more present than when he was absent” (The Interpreter’s Bible, Vol. 9, p.29). Thirdly, the ascension of the risen Christ is inseparable from His coming again in glory. “This Jesus,” the disciples were reassured, “who was taken up from you into heaven, will come again…” Christ’s ascension and second coming are integral aspects of God’s plan for rebuilding a broken world. Human history is not a series of disconnected events that have no direction, meaning and purpose. Rather, from the Christian perspective, the world is moving toward a decisive event in which God’s purpose for all creation will be fulfilled when the risen and exalted Christ will come again to judge the world and rule as Sovereign Lord of all.
AFFIDAVIT OF LOSS I, MITSUO NAGAMURA, of legal age, married, Japanese National and a resident of Tubod, Piapi, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines, after having been sworn to in accordance with law do hereby depose and say; 1.)That I am a retiree in Japan and a holder of Permanent Visa Card; 2.)That the permanent visa card was lost in my possession including my Driver’s License inside my wallet; 3.)That my driver’s license was not confiscated by any person in authority for violation of any Traffic Rules or City Ordinance; 4.)That I could no longer locate also my permanent visa card, up to the present probably I accidentally dropped it; 5.)That earnest effort was done by me to locate it but to no avail thus I consider it forever lost and beyond recovery; 6.)That I am executing this affidavit to attest to the truth and veracity and, as well as for purpose this may lawfully serve. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my signature this 29 day of April 2014, at Dumaguete City, Philippines.
MITSUO NAGAMURA Affiant Doc. No.: 60 Page No.: 13 Book No.: 43 Series of 2014. The Negros Chronicle May 18, 25 & Jun. 1, 2014
How to... (Wolff)
n the field of Psychiatry, there are interesting, quite embarrassing, or perhaps shameful behavioral patterns that normal parents DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA may experience in their family life. They are in a Fellow, Philippine quandary why it happens. What is the possible Psychiatric Association cause? What shall we do to stop this particular problem? Kleptomania is a behavioral problem that parents may encounter in their family. This disorder is used to be known as impulse neuroses or impulse – ridden state. Today, it is called disorder of impulse control. Kleptomania is simply defined as the compulsive urge to steal: pathological stealing. The U.S. Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) essentially defines Kleptomania as a recurrent failure to resist impulses to steal objects not needed for personal use or their monetary value. For instance, the objects taken or stolen are either given away, discarded, returned surreptitiously, or kept and hidden. The person has enough money to pay for the stolen objects. He experiences an increasing sense of tension immediately before committing the act and intense gratification or pleasure while committing the theft. It is not preplanned, and the chance of being caught is not fully taken into consideration. It is done without assistance from or collaboration with, others. Kleptomania is psychological impulsive behavior, unlike the Conduct Disorder; example – Juvenile Delinquency and the Antisocial Personality Disorder which is a true criminal behavior. Examples: bank robbers, hold uppers, murderers, etc. Studies show that majority of kleptomaniacs are women though some affect older children and young men. They tend to be obsessively preoccupied with articles that have direct or indirect erotic significance; like brassieres, stockings, handbags, bracelets, etc. They steal the same articles repeatedly. They do not sell these articles ,but just keep them. They do not know why they steal. This obsessive – compulsive reaction has fetishistic undertones which arouse sexual fantasies. TREATMENT: Psychotherapy and Behavioral Therapy are indicated!
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From page 7 pected that the same sex K-1 visa application will be more scrutinized where one of the partners was previously married to an opposite sex spouse and has children from that relationship, but is now in a same-sex relationship. No matter if the K-1 Visa application is for an opposite sex or same sex couple, it is important that the couple gather and submit the appropriate documents. They need to prove that their relationship is real in order to obtain a K-1 Visa. As with other visas, the task is to prove eligibility for a K-1 Visa.
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Notary Public Atty. Neil Rey M. Lagahit
HEALTH IS WEALTH
Bongao Valencia P1,225 sqm. clean title with right of way Rush Sale @ P1,500/sqm negotiable call: 0918-929-6047
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BCBP Bais marks 14th year Notice
FOURTEEN YEARS of renewed Christian lives, members of the Bais City outreach of the BCBP Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals mark their 14th anniversary yesterday at La Planta dining hall . Outreach head is Alan Yap(outgoing) and Eladio Matas (incoming) Also gracing the event was Mayor Mercy Goñi.Couple sharer from Tagbilaran was Atty Danny and Jemia Operiana .
From page 6 know that sometime I will have a bit of spare time and those boxes of stuff will come in handy. It’s best to be prepared!” Sure enough, one wet summery day when outdoor activities were unwise, she brought down the button box, enlisted my help, and we had fun stringing buttons of the same color on one string, buttons of mixed colors and shapes on another, we even made crazy, colorful, unique bracelets from buttons. It was a time of memories, too: there were buttons from a wellloved blouse, buttons shaped like animals from my first
A very ... (Cimagala) From page 6 prayer, but simply some kind of personal introspection, a sort of soliloquy, or otherwise, a mere play or expression of the emotional and psychological condition we find ourselves in a given moment. We have to be most careful when we fall into this predicament that can come to us in a very subtle way, because sooner or later we will find ourselves confused if not lost, deceived and completely deprived of any benefit. We will find ourselves tricked and losing any interest in prayer forgood. Obviously, prayer can involve all these, but what makes real prayer distinctive is that it is driven by faith, hope and charity, and not just by human or natural factors or conditions. Genuine prayer transcends our bodily and earthly settings. It is a spiritual and supernatural activity, first of all, before it expresses itself in our material and natural dimensions. It is fueled by faith, hope and charity rather than by our mere sentiments and human understanding or estimation of things. Our beautiful manifestations of popular piety where we pray with showy public expressions like making novenas, staging processions, kissing, dancing and waving at images would be hollow if this basic property of prayer as primarily a spiritual and supernatural activity would be missing. If we pray as we should, then we allow God to come to
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jacket, buttons shaped like flowers from a summery picnic hat. What fun! I even hoped it would continue to rain for several more days! Outdated magazines? On a super cold wintery day, I would find Mom in the kitchen near the warmth from our old wood stove poring over these old magazines clipping out food recipes, ideas for redecorating our home, places to write for seed packets for planting in our garden in the spring. One year I even went through all the old farm magazines clipping out cartoons and farm jokes, pasting them in a scrapbook, and wrapping it as a Christmas gift for my dad. I was so touched when Mom returned the scrapbook to me after Dad’s passing saying that Dad had treasured it so much and used to look at it whenever he needed to lighten up his mood. us and to engage us in a true discussion of things. It would be God, more than us, showing us how things ought to be. In a way, prayer is actually an easy thing to do, precisely because of this. When we complain that we find prayer boring or empty or something that would lead us to some sad, depressing or inconvenient episodes, it can only mean that we are not actually praying. We may just be talking with our own selves, and allowing our human conditions at a given moment to completely dominate and rule us. Obviously, to pray as we should, we have to do our part to purify ourselves of some conditions that would impede us to talk and listen to God, and to enter into a loving conversation with him. This is where we have to feel the need for mortification, for self-denial or self-emptying as Christ himself underwent to be in synch with his Father’s will. In short, we cannot pray without mortification or sacrifice. If our main motive for prayer is to seek relief of our problems and burdens but at the same time neglect to purify ourselves, then we most likely will end up not praying. We may go through the motions of praying, but that prayer will definitely be fruitless. That prayer may produce some temporary relief, but unless rectified and purified, the
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scales projects that sustained the basic needs of the families. Fr. Boccard likewise extended educational assistance to many of the children of the hansenites, which was instrumental in bringing success and opening opportunities to many of the hansenite children. The Sanitarium’s hansenite patients with all the deformities have lived to see their daughters and sons become successful, some of whom have become professionals; have themselves married with their own families; and are actively serving the community in Zamboanga. Through the help of Fr. James, the children of the hansenite families were able to get an education and had become what they are now. A key program, which until now is being supported by Fr. Boccard, is the supplemental feeding program which helps children of the hansenites develop strong resistance against hansen’s disease as these children are living with their sick parents. Fr. Boccard has endeavored to instill among the Bacong community the Swiss enthusiasm for environmental conservation and ecological awareness. Through Fr. Boccard’s initiative, leadership and funding, the Bacong Parish has planted at least three hundred mahogany trees within the compound of the Parish Church of St. Augustine of Hippo, Diocese of Dumaguete in Bacong, Negros Oriental. Fr. Boccard has also revitalized the local community’s environmental consciousness, thereby encouraging it to clean the community surrelief will not last long and can even be dangerous to us, since it would not be God we would be dealing with, but something else, perhaps even an evil spirit that disguises itself as a good one. Christ himself shows us how to pray. He fasted, he went to a secluded place, he spent the whole night praying. With the parable of the Pharisee and the publican in the temple, he tells us humility is essential to be able to pray.
Notice is hereby given that Joseruel Gantalao and Nestor Gantalao, heirs of deceased Crisanto Gantalao and Conrada Gantalao, have executed an Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition on three (3) parcels of land, namely: Lot (1) One, Lot #102 (part) covered under Tax Decl. No. 99-10-005-00297, containing and are of Ninety Nine Thousand Five Hundred Seventy-Two (99,572) Square Meters; Lot (2) Two Lot #102-Pls -321 covered under Original Cert. Of Title No. FV-10246, under Tax Decl. No. 99-10-005-00331, containing an area of Ninety-One Thousand Eight Hundred FiftyFour (91,854) Square Meters; and Lot (3), Three, Lot # 104-13 Pls-321,covered under OCT FV-10246, UNDER Tax Decl. No. 99-10-00500345, containing an area of One Hundred Nine Thousand Two hundred Ninety Nine, (109,299) Square Meters as acknowledge before Notary Public Camilo A. Velardo, per Doc. No. 8 Page 2, Book No. XII, Series of 2004. The Negros Chronicle May 25, June 1 & 8, 2014
roundings particularly public places like Church grounds. In 2001, Fr. Boccard established the Father Jacques de Boccard Foundation Inc., a non-stock and non-profit association under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. The funds of the Foundation came from the donation of funds from the Foundation of Dumaguete, which was established by Fr. Boccard in 1991 in Fribourg. The Foundation aims to financially support seminarians in their theological studies, religious work, and priest formation according to the rule established by the Roman Catholic Church. The foundation likewise aims to support religious work in accordance with the pastoral orientation of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. In your ripe fruitful years, pray for us that by God’s grace we can follow in your footsteps.
SWELTERING ... (Mercado) From page 6 diseases in Africa. Meanwhile, other countries experienced severe drought. It’s not uncommon for El Niño to be followed by La Niña. Then, climate patterns and worldwide effects are, for the most part, opposite of each other.. Where there was flooding, drought spread. Three La Niñas followed El Niños in a 15 year span. El Niño conditions here ,for example, still prevailed in December 2013. There was “way above normal rainfall over from Cordillera Autonomous Region to Camarines, most of Visayas area and Western Mindanao. However, the rest of Luzon including Metro Manila, Southern Palawan and Eastern Mindanao were parched by below to way- below-normal rainfall”. Fast forward to today. Weather bureau PAGASA spotted early this month “a significant increase in the sea surface temperature.” This could usher in an El Niño come June. And it’d probably peter out by the first quarter of 2015. That would reduce rainfall. Worse, it’d alter the track and intensity of the 18 to 20 typhoons that slam into the country annually, “causing them to become erratic.” , BBC environment reporter Mark Kinver writes. El Niño can whittle doxwn maize yields by more than four percent.
yes, let’s do this hand in hand, side by side be(Genove) cause truly, the best is From page 11 yet to come for the happening right in our Dumaguete Toastmasters Club. midst. You decide where you would want to position yourselves – is hereby given that Jose would you like to be out- Notice Bayona maried to Jacobina Edis side the perimeter fence Bayona hereinafter referred to as vendors have filed a Deed of or join in the activity the Absolute Sale in favor to Aleta S. happening inside? If Guillergan and Eliezer G. hereinafter referred to you want to join in and Guillergan as the vendee on a parcel of land be par t of the team, Lot No. 43 OCT No. HV 2797 on the N., along line 1then, let’s work together bounded 2 by lot 29, Csd -1025; the E., along to make our presence lines 3-4-5 by lot 44, CSd-1025; on felt to the community we the S., along lines 4-5 by Road; on the W., along lines 5-6-1 are bound to serve. And, and by lot 42, Csd-1025 containing an
WHAT THE... (Bingo) From page 4 funds” for the budget and the “application of funds”. So Juan knows what projects and soft contributions he can expect from his local government. At then end of the year, Juan can check if the “application of funds” were indeed faithful to the claimed annual budget. He has basis to ask why one project was not implemented or finished completely as it was budgeted. Mr. Filipino Citizen can be a “local prosecutor” – bringing to public view or courts violations in the bidding process, irregularity in the procurement plans, “magic” in the monthly disbursements, transparency and fairness of the bidding and the corresponding results, contracts entered into by government and bilateral and multilateral agreements as signed by the Philippine Senate. All the items above are required by the FOI Bill to be published in the relevant government websites. But Juan de la Cruz must be vigilant. The FOI Bill only covers transactions and loans above P50 million. He should be wary of deals purposely cut into pieces in order not to reach the focused P50-million cutoff amount. He must find ways
area of ONE HUN DRED EIG HT THO USAN D NINE H UNDR ED SIX TY S IX (108,966) Sq. m. as no tarized by A tty. Jesus S. Echavez; per doc. No. 566; Page No. 87; Book No. II; Series of 1977 The Negros Chronicle May 11,18 & 25, 2014
to validate those under the P50-M because these will be below the “FOI radar”. Let all and Media be wary of attempts of the AFP to hide “obnoxious military purchases” in the guise of “national security”, an item exempted from scrutiny under the FOI Bill. We must be wary that “right to privacy” clause will not be used to serve the higher public good of accountability and good behavior of public officials. We need to track down that privileged information on judicial proceedings is not used as tools to prevent evaluation of judicial performance. Let us be watchful of secret “executive sessions” of Congress and see that they are not readily used to protect the “Old Boys School” network to the prejudice of the tenets of good governance. Let Juan be vigilant that the GMA style of using “Executive presidential prerogative” not be used as a brick wall to stone-wall the pursuit of truth and justice. The FOI Bill specifically warns that the above exceptions to the FOI watch list -
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Metro Dumaguete College 3rd floor, NORECO II Bldg., Real St., Dgte. City Main Campus: Habaña, Subdivision, E.J. Blanco Ext., Daro, Dgte. City Bachelors Degree Courses: · Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Majors In: Financial Management & Marketing Management · Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management · Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) · Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) · Bachelor of Arts in Development Communications Non-Degree Courses: · Computer-Based Accountancy · Associate in Mass Communication (focus on Call Center Communication) · Associate in Computer Technology Short Term Courses: · Finishing Courses for Call Center Agents, NC II · Computer Hardware Servicing NC II · Programming, NC IV · Dressmaking, NC II · JAVA, NC IV · Basic Software Operations · Web Page Design and Animation · Accounting for Non-Accountants · English Language Program Language Skills Institute (LSI) Courses: · English Proficiency Course Beginning English Communication Primary English Communication Intermediate English Communication · Advance English as Second Language Course Voice and Accent Training Technical Writing Reporting and Introduction to Research
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Negros Oriental is bustling with creative children and adults who study painting nowadays. Looking back in the mid-70’s, we pale in comparison with the number of students who were enrolled in art classes. We were only three Fine art students in Louise Oxtoby Carey, and Efren Garcellano’s classes in Silliman University where I finished my Mass Communication. Both of these mentors are gifted artists and dedicated educators. In the late seventies, it was our dream to create an art awareness, so we started to revive the Order of the Golden Palette with Danny Sollesta and other artists in Silliman University. We were told that this organization had existed many years before our time but we liked the name so we revived it. This was founded by other artists before us, like Samuel Gregorio a long time ago in the same university. We usually paint in an open air, using nature as part of the creative process. We used to meet as a group at Mrs. Kapili’s home inside the Silliman campus. Mrs. Kapili used to paint colorful flowers on big canvases where I would spend hours just staring at her brush strokes. Later, we were mentored by Fine Arts professor Dr. Albert Faurot in his Endhouse residence and he became my first art collector. He was a man of few words but generous in appreciating one’s work. One of them is a centennial artist, Glory Abueva-Tobias, owner of Gatx Art Gallery and Framing Shop at San Jose street, who is holding her Summer Art Class Exhibit at 2nd floor above the Atrium
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ZD TRIVIA.... (From Page 4) It means that the man has the right potential to make tourism industry take off finally in Dumaguete. We urge RR not to succumb to pressure of Robinson’s place from May 23 to 31. With 49 exhibitors, including Filipinos and foreign nationals, Glory has maintained teaching and nurturing beginners and advanced students alike since the year 2000 up to the present here in Dumaguete City. Before that, she spent many years in Manila as her residence and taught students who still cherish those classes with her. Her personalized mentoring and style of teaching had attracted many students who have been loyal to her. She upholds strong Christian values which is a valuable foundation to artists. The passion in art is shared by her husband, Sherwin, who is her avid admirer and supporter. Aside from teaching, she is busy painting big canvases for her coming exhibit in Manila this September. During the opening of the Summer Art Class Exhibit which was attended by the students and their supportive family and friends, Almar Pastidio, whose voice is exceptionally wonderful, serenaded the audience with classical and inspirational songs. Art flourishes with the support of the community. New and fresh ideas of budding artists should be encouraged. Self- expression should be respected because every person is unique. Let us make Dumaguete and Negros Oriental an artists’ colony, a mingling of ideas and creativity.
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of vested interests. He should stay focused and deliver , regardless of political influence. He has a big job to undertake. And that is to make tourism REALLY take off in this part of the country. Last May 14, 2014, Ci ty t ouri sm Offic er Woodrow C. Maquiling, Jr. has been chosen to showcase the Dumaguete Experience on the topic Tourism Best Practices of LGUs during the DOT Regional Tourism Officers Forum attended by over 80 Tourism Officers across the four provinces in Region 7 organized by the Department of Tourism Regional Office. Landmark program of the city tourism is the localization of the national law Republic Act 9593, otherwise known as the Tourism Act of 2009, in view of the passage of City Ordinance No. 49 which deals with the implementation of the Mandatory Accreditation of Primary Tourism Enterprises operating the city of Dum aguete. Thus, the City of Gentle people is indeed ready to be globally competitive for a robust tourism industry as an engine of investment, employment, growth and com munity development. 2013 has been a
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WHAT THE... (Bingo) From page 13 ”should not be used to cover crime, wrong doing, graft and illegal activities”. Take note that the FOI Bill specifics are mandated to be implemented within two years after its final approval by the President of the Philippines. Senator Grace Poe has made sure that the minutiae of the Bill be written in plain, simple language and translated into various dialects for better people understanding. The Bohol Chronicle and Station DYRD are shoulder to shoulder in support of the FOI Bill. The entire Boholano community is enjoined to do the same for this FOI Bill clearly shows its crosspurpose with our democratic ideas and good governance, democracy and transparency. For comments: email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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topic. Because the Son of God became man, there is no man who is not His brother in humanity and who is not called to become a Christian in order to receive salvation from Him. 2. In many countries, the public authorities which resist the liberalization of abortion laws are the object of powerful pressures aimed at leading them to this goal. This, it is said, would violate no one’s conscience for each individual would be left free to follow his own opinion, while being prevented from imposing it on others. Ethical pluralism is claimed to be a normal consequence of ideological pluralism. There is, however, a great difference between the one and the other, for action affects the interests of others more quickly than does mere opinion. Moreo-
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ver, one can never claim freedom of opinion as a pretext for attacking the rights of others, most especially the right to life. 3. Numerous Christian lay people, especially doctors, but also parents’ associations, statesmen, or leading figures in posts of responsibility have vigorously reacted against this propaganda campaign. Above all, many episcopal conferences and many bishops acting in their own name have judged it opportune to recall very strongly the traditional doctrine of the Church. With a striking convergence, these documents admirably emphasize an attitude of respect for life which is at the same time human and Christian. Nevertheless, it has happened that several of these documents here or there have encountered reservation or even opposition. 4. Charged with the promotion and the defense of faith and morals in the universal Church,the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith proposes to recall this teaching in its essential aspects to all the faithful. Thus, in showing the unity of the Church, it will confirm by the authority proper to the Holy See what the bishops have opportunely undertaken. It hopes that all the faithful, including those who might have been unsettled by the controversies and new opinions, will understand that it is not a question of opposing one opinion to another, but of transmitting to the faithful a constant teaching of the supreme Magisterium, which teaches moral norms in the light of faith. It is therefore clear that this Declaration necessarily entails a grave obligation for Christian consciences. May God deign to en-
ZD TRIVIA.... (From Page 14) very productive year for the Dumaguete City office. From January to December, the city has an achievement r ate of 183.9% on tourist arrivals totalling to 393, 718 local and foreign tourists, or a growth rate of 83.9% versus 2012, according to DOT regional director Rowena Montecillo. The Dumaguete experience was far from perfect but was made possible because of the collaborative effor ts f rom all the stakeholders and team at the city tourism offi ce under Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria. All was possible with the great help of numerous private groups & indivi dual s and gover nment agencies, such as Department of Tourism, for making all things possible to attract more tourists in the locality. As well as to the thousands of visitors who gave generous reviews about Dumaguete over their blogs, websites and social media accounts, City Tourism will forever be inspired to move up to greater heights. List of elected Officers of CVTOA: Regional President Woodrow C.
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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AND PARTITION NOTICE is hereby given the heirs of the late spouses Galo Aranas Suasin and Aurea Calingacion Suasin have filed and executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate and Partition on Lot 2403, TCT No. T8203; Lot No. 2411, TCT No. T-8205; Lot No. 2543, TCT No. T-8207; Lot 2427; TCT No. T-8213;Lot No. 2430;TCT No. T-8441; Lot No. 2429; TCT No. 2526; Lot No. 2443,OCT No. 208-A; Lot No. 2409, OCT No. 182-A; Lot No. 2428,TD No. 93-0181838; Lot No. 2367-D,TCT No. 21244;Lot No. 2374, TCT No. T-5450; Lot No. 2376, TCT No. T-1891;Lot No. 5444, TCT No. T13380, all situated in Dumaguete City; Lot No. 2626,TCT No. T-9785; Lot No. 2647-B. TCT No. T-18581; Lot No. 2282, OCT No. O-V-1050; Lot No. 2516, OCT No. O-V-923; Lot No. 4400, TD No. 14-03-119; Lot No. 2240-B TD No. 10-04-077; Lot No. 2628; TD No. 5-03-001; Lot No. 4548, TD No. 8214-03-185; Lot No. 2307, TD No. 10-05086; and lot NO. 2228, TD No. 10-04-010, all situated in Sibulan , Neg. Or. Per Doc. No. 170, Page No. 34, Book VIII, Series of 2003 of Notary Public Marie Rose G. Inocando- Paras. The Negros Chronicle May 25, June 1 & 8, 2014
lighten also all men who strive with their whole heart to “act in truth” (Jn. 3:21). II- In the Light of Faith 5. “Death was not God’s doing, he takes no pleasure in the extinction of the living” (Wis. 1:13). Certainly God has created beings who have only one lifetime and physical death cannot be absent from the world of those with a bodily existence. But what is immediately willed is life, and in the visible universe, everything has been made for man, who is the image of God and the world’s crowning glory (cf. Gen. 1:26-28). These crops account for almost 60 percent of food calories produced on the world’s crop lands. Rice is one of the four staple foods that provides more than half of the global calories from crops.
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ZD TRIVIA.... (From Page 15) Maquil ing, Jr., Dumaguete City Tourism Officer Vice-President for Bohol - Ardissa R. Estavi lla, Cat igbi an Municipal Tourism Officer Vice-President for Cebu - Jocelyn Tan, Bogo City Tourism Officer. Vice-President for Negros Oriental El i se oMa nl a ngi t, Bayawan City Tourism
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he Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s services to the public will remain unaffected even as the office is transferring its location.” This was according to PCSO Vice-Chairman and General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II, in response to a full-page advertisement of the Sweepstakes Employees’ Union (SEU) that appeared on May 23 in a major broadsheet. The SEU membership comprises rank-and-file employees of PCSO. They are seeking for a halt to the ongoing transfer of the PCSO Main Office from the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City to Mandaluyong City. The transfer is being done to allow PICC to undertake major renovations and rehabilitation of their facilities in preparation for the upcoming APEC international forums in 2015. PCSO’s executive offices and three other departments have already transferred to the new location, with others set to follow this weekend and in the coming weeks until the end of June. The PCSO Charity Assistance Department, which provides the agency’s core service of medical assistance, will remain at its present location at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. Plans to build a permanent PCSO building at its property on San Marcelino St., Manila, are already underway. Rojas said that a temporary restraining order filed by the SEU was denied by the Regional Trial Court of Mandaluyong City last May 16. A hearing on the matter has been set for June 17.
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Officer Vice-President for Siquijor Jose tte Ar mi r ol a, Si quij or Provinci al Tourism Officer Secretary - Grace Paulino, Cebu Provincial Tourism Officer Tr easurer Hembler Mendoza, Lapu-Lapu City Tourism Officer Auditor - Myla Mae B. Abellana, Negr os Or ient al Provinci al Tourism Officer (With reports by Brando Canonizado/ Franz Maputi)