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VOL. 38

No. 21

Dumaguete City, Philippines

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our need for death



HON. SCOTT WAYNE HUSAIN Ably Hosted the SK Central Visayas Regional Congress attended by 1,000 delegates

Seven get life term for illegal shabu sale19



ll roads lead to local cemeteries in celebration of KALAG-KALAG, All Souls and All Saints Days, on the first and second days of November each




Preparations are underway for a safe celebration of All Saints and All Souls Day dubbed as “Ligtas na Undas,” a project of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to ensure safe trips of passengers in all forms of transportation for the public. Philippine Coast station commander Ltcdr. Agapito Bibat dis-

closed that coordination meetings have been condu cted among agencies in government under DOTC, as it also alerted and prepar ed all respo nse teams for search and rescue, maritime environmental protection and maritime security. Bibat said help desks are To page 19


recipitated  by the formal declaration of Gov. Roel Degamo to run for governor in the 2013 local and national elections, former finance Sec. Margarito “Gary” Teves made it clear that he, too, would like to be given the opportunity to serve as governor in the province of Negros Oriental.

Teves made the declaration last Tuesday after the opening program of the farm congress in Dumaguete in the presence of 2nd Dist Rep. George P. Arn aiz an d Dumaguete City Mayor Man uel Sagarbarria. Te v e s wanted to make his intentions clear in also respecting the decisions of Gov. Degamo and anybody who wants to get a crack of the top post of the province. The former 3termer con gr essman o f th e 3rd district said he needs to focus more in trying to get the people accept him as somebody that can serve better as governor.  Teves said he had finally de-

cided to run after getting some support from the people and some sectors in believing that it is payback time in wanting to give back to the province what he had acquired in terms of his career in the private sector and in government being adjudged as the best finance minister in Asia. The f or mer Land Ban k president, however, admitted he has to work very hard in letting the younger generations appreciate what he has done for the province and the country if age wo uld be an issu e against him.  At 68, however, Teves said he is trying himself to be physically and mentally fit by going to the gym everyday and play golf at least twice a week. To page 19

Italian maritime school to open this June Couple Jerry & Espedita Enocerta, SI Nick Tagle of NBI, and Prov. Prosecutor Marites Macarubbo. (Photo by Florence Baesa)


urder charges were filed, Monday, against five suspects in the brutal killing of a businessman, and grandson of the first governor of the province of Negros Oriental. Included in the charge sheet are spouses Jerry Enocerta and Espedita Sedillo Enocerta, the victim’s beach house caretaker in

Cangmating, Sibulan, both residents of Malaunay, Valencia, Negros Oriental, and Jimmy To page 19

BY DEMS DEMECILLO world class but affordable maritime school that promises to offer “excellent and relevant curriculum, proficient faculty and state-ofthe-art facilities” to affirm and enhance the competencies of the internationally acclaimed Filipino maritime officers and crew is expected to open its doors to students in June 2012 in Tanjay City. The grand mission to establish a school with the philosophy and practices firmly in accordance to the proud tradition of the Italian shipping industry was hatched by four visionaries, who sin To page 19


VISIONARIES ALL. The quartet, representing the pillars of the soon to open maritime school in this part of the country (L-R): Rey Concepcion, former three-term Tanjay City Councilor; the able alter ego of M rs. Procerfina San Andres Terrei, who is known as the patroness of Filipino seafarers; Nilo Tam, the generous school site provider; and the foremost academician of Negros Oriental, Mr. Licerio Napao, have made it their noble commitment to marshal all their resources to ensure that the school will ultimately be known as a center where excellent Filipino seamen are produced to man most, if not all, of the ships, commercial or otherwise.




October 30, 2011

Camella Dumaguete launches Arezzo critical reporting

umaguete City, P h il ip pi ne s . The city’s newest premiere ad dres s , Camella Dumaguete, recently launched its new enclave dubbed as Arezzo, a 38-unit enclave located adjacent to the community’s commercial area.


The name Arezzo is derived from a town northeast o f Tu scan y, I taly, which is where Camella drew its inspiration from for this Italian-inspired community. The town is known for its smallness in Turn to page 17



P33M in PPA city tax arrears


Dumaguete residents view the scale model of Camella Dumaguete’s Arezzo.



Kaugmaon holds protest AFP’s chief chaplain march on World Food Day denies loyalty check

he Supreme Court has ruled that “all government-owned and controlled corporations are no longer exempted from real property taxes because this practice has resulted in some serious tax base erosions and distortions.” According to the records of the Commission on Audit, and can be confirmed by the Office of the City Treasurer, the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Dumaguete owes the city government some P33 million in real property tax delinquency since way back when. On top of the PPA tax delinquency, there remains uncollected some P120 million in real property tax collectible from among OTHER taxpayers in Dumaguete City, which the City Treasurer‘s Office has failed to collect per COA records. The City Treasurer’s Office should confirm this figures.

o less than, a man of cloth and a Brigadier General that is going around military camps to personally dissuade any trooper who might be enticed to join the plot to oust President Benigno Aquino III in the wake of ambuscades staged by Muslim rebels in the south, which claimed dozens of military, police and civilian lives. Despite dismissing the soldiers over the President’s alleged restiveness on the perceived weakness in dealsur face, deep down the ing with the Moro rebels Aquino administration is who mutilated the bodies of not taking any chances af- special elite forces of the ter enlisting the highest Philippine Army in a recent ranking military chaplain to ambush in Basilan. allay the restiveness of the Turn to page 17

Except for plain and simple negligence, poor research, and the usual political expediency, we see no reason why the city government should not insist on getting big-time tax avoiders pay their due taxes, after all, these are corporate, and not personal accounts.

Mayor defends hike in intelligence fund

Drug suspect eludes arrest; lands in hospital



Let the city legal office refer to Memo Circular No. 17-2003 (a good nine years ago) issued by the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), in which it settles with finality the issue on real property tax liability of specifically the Philippine Ports Authority. Its legal basis is Sec. 234 of the Local Government Code.


he peasant federation Kahugpongan Alang sa Ugma sa Gagmayng Mag-uuma sa Oriental Negros-Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KAUGMAON-KMP) had successfully staged a protest march during the celebration of World Food Day which they call as World Foodless Day. K a u g m a o n - K MP newly elected provincial chair Carlos Solano lambasted the government for ch oo sin g to extend the anomalous Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program

(CARP) in favor of the rich landlords and the bureaucrats like what had happened in Southeast Negros where the biofuels production is Turn to page 16

olitics is behind moves to question or delay the appropriation of the increase in the intelligence fund of the city mayor.

This was disclosed by city Mayor Man uel Sagarbarria in response to the misconception that the city’s intelligence fund is so big. In 2010, the mayor ’s intelligence fund was P2.6 million and P3.8 million for this year. He is proposing an increase of P200,000 only in next year’s budget, making it P4 million. Sagarbarria stressed

that P300,000 a month of intelligence fund is nothing compared to the vital information that is derived from it in terms of addressing crimes in the city; and that h e can pr ou dly say Dumaguete is still the best and peaceful place to live in. To address the misconception, Sagarbarria told his detractors that Dumaguete is Turn to page 17


drug suspect landed at a local hospital due to injuries incurred in trying to elude arrest following a buy-bust opearation in Purok Mutya, Canday-ong, Calindagan, Dumaguete City yesterday.

Melfe Abrinica Yucor sprained his left ankle when he jumped from a fence going to his residence to evade the presence of city police operatives. P/Insp Jaime Dulcero, team leader of the raiding team, said a chase ensued after Yucor handed one sachet to a poseur buyer when

he noticed the presence of policemen. He was subdued inside his residence, and confiscated from his possession was the marked money, five more sachets of shabu and P5,040 cash money. In the ensuing search, by virtue of a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Turn to page 17

George, Sagar join Gary’s bandwagon


wo political leaders in the second district of the province of Negros Oriental have thrown their unconditional support to a non-party member in his bid for the gubernatorial race in 2013.

2nd Dist Rep. George P. Arnaiz and Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, who are both members of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) is supporting Margarito Teves, who is a member of the Lakas political Turn to page 19

One vision which Second District Cong. George Arnaiz, Gary Teves and Mayor Chhiquiting Sagarbarria have in common is the emphasis on agricultural support to boost food security.

On many occasions, just because the PPA says they are tax exempted, it did not push the city legal office under Bimbo Lagahit to even bother to research on whether or not the Supreme Court has already lifted this property tax exemption of GOCC’s because these are earning bodies and should share with the host LGU some of their income from services, so that it can also be plowed back to them in city services.

Moreover, the COA is pushing the LGU to make such collection because even the Supreme Court has upheld the withdrawal of such tax exemptions granted to GOCC’s like the PPA here and all over the country. So what is Mayor Sagarbarria waiting for? There’s P33 million waiting, which the PPA is willing and can afford to pay the City, if they just try to send their bill collector today.

Che Guevara (Kojak)

(From 6)

As the commander of “La Cabana Fortress,” a Cuban prison, he was directly responsible for the summary torture and execution of over 500 prisoners. I have a personal friend who spent ten years in that prison and lost an eye to Che’s “compassion.” Several of Che’s fellow officers resigned, shocked by his total disregard for “legal and judicial principles.” Guilt or innocence was not an important issue to him. Even Fidel Castro said he was “excessively aggressive.” I was a professional soldier. I was trained and eventually had to kill other humans. I took no joy or pride in this dark ugly side of my profession. These are Che’s own words on the subject: “Crazy with fury, I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any enemy that falls in my hands! My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood.” Confessions like this beg the question was Che fighting imperialist or merely feed-

ing a savage blood lust of his dark soul. Ernesto “Che” Guevara wrote several books and magazine articles on revolutionary warfare. He is considered the “expert” in this area; or at least, that is the myth. The truth is he had no military training and that flaw eventually got him captured and killed. While he did win a critical battle in the Cuban Revolution, that had less to do with his military skills and more to do with his savagery. Guevara’s military excursions on three continents were utter failures. He was all image and no substance. In Bolivia, he violated almost every principle of Revolutionary Warfare he ever wrote and it led to his death. I could go on with my revelations of this world class phony. A huge cult mystique has grown up around this dirt bag failure and it is an insult to true heroes and visionaries. Socialism and communism “sound” good as an intellectual exercise, but there is a reason they both have failed miserably when applied in the real world. No one typifies that failure more than “Che” Guevara.


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Alternatives to corruption orruption is as old as the creation of man. Even in Genesis, corruption was already present. When Adam and Eve came to life on Earth, they became the corrupted. The corruptor was the crafty serpent. The sales pitch was, “Eat the glowing but forbidden apple, and you will gain knowledge beyond your imagination.” Eve was tempted. She was enticed. She yielded. So corruption was in the alpha. Likely, corruption will also be in the omega. Corruption is part of realities. If you are a public official who prefers not to engage in corruption, there are ways you can convert or divert a corrupt offer into something legitimate and above-board that would be meaningful for the community. Former Senator Nene Pimentel, who was once a local public official (Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City), fondly recalls that there were many attempts to corrupt him when he was mayor. One incident that he has not forgotten was the monetary offer by an influential business organization in Cagayan de Oro to him. Pimentel related that soon after he was elected mayor, he was invited by a business group for a meeting. Prior to the meeting, he was tipped that the business group was known to have given the incumbent mayor money for the group’s protection. In other words, the businessmen would give the mayor a regular “allowance,” so long as the mayor will lay his hands off the activities of the business group, whether legal or illegal. The money usually offered was twice the mayor’s salary which was only P5,000 a month at that time. So it was an enticing offer. When he met the group, he told them that he cannot accept such an offer. He also dissuaded the group not to giv e their money to his wife or anybody from the City Hall. Instead, he told them to channel their funds to a multisectoral commission that had administrative supervision over the police. Pimentel said that the police during his time had very low pay, and morale was also down. He suggested that the money should not be given directly to the police because the police will have distorted loyalties. It would be the multisectoral commission, composed of elder and respected citizens in the community, that would determine how to use the money to uplift the welfare of the police and their families. Pimentel said also that he also met with the school administrators in the city, and urged them to provide scholarships to policemen, their legal wives, and children. When this was implemented, Pimentel said he saw visible signs of a boosted morale among the law enforcers. The community saw a more dignified police force, who no longer saw the need to engage in “kotong.” There is certainly an effective way of administering government affairs even without engaging in corruption.



Hospital mandated by law to release poor patients


he hospitals know this, but many hospital patients don’t know that the law prohibits poor patients who are due for discharge from being kept inside the hospitals unless they can pay their bills. However , this cover s only those patients admitted in the wards and not those admitted in private rooms. The act passed by Congress in April 27, 2007 specifically “prohibits the detention of patients in hospitals and medical clinics on the grounds of non-payment of hospital or medical expenses.” The requirement for these poor patients is to execute a promissory note, secured either by mort-

gage of their properties, or a guarantee signed by a co-maker who will jointly be liable if they fail to pay. That is precisely the problem, the poor cannot pay, so why force them under this law? And the more a hospital detains a poor patient for failing to pay their bill, the more they cannot pay as the amount of interest increases. WE hope this is not being done by our local private hospitals. They know for sure that if the poor patient goes to the PAO or public attorney’s office, a sure litigation will ensue and the poor patient still would end up paying for both doctors, and now the lawyers.

Is there check and balance in gov’t? he bedrock of democratic government is the separation of powers between the Executive, Legislative and the Judiciary. Do we have that in the Philippines? History is clear with its verdict. When Marcos declared Martial Law and declared himself President, Congress and Supreme Court at the same time – the country slid to the dogs, economically and morally. When GMA had everyone ment, as long as it is not car- have been defending the indein her pocket – and that of FG ried to the extreme. fensible. Mike Arroyo – we became the Based on its source of apThe present SC seems to “most corrupt nation in Asia,” pointments, the present Su- favor big business, as well as its and an economic basket case preme Court, led by Chief favoring Danding Cojuangco on of the region – even overtaken Renato Corona, is considered the coconut levy funds over the by war-torn Vietnam. by many as an “Arroyo Court,” coconut farmers and the reversal It is in these two regimes and its negative ruling on Presi- of the decision against the PAL wherein power was concentrated dent Aquino’s “Truth Commis- employees. But that is more ecoin the Palace – that the country sion,” the Hacienda Luisita dis- nomic than political. also suffered the highest number tribution plan and the various imThe “check and balance” of human rights violations. That peachment tries against GMA fight continues with the Suis not our opinion, but the record merely proved to validate the preme Court contesting the of the United Nations that bared fear that it is. so-called “impounding” of the this sad fact. It sided with PNoy only on P2-billion SC funds and the There is some value in the the deferment of the ARMM Palace’s perceived interfercheck and balance system be- election in Mindanao - only ence in the appointment of ju To page 16 tween the branches of govern- because not to do so would


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Eye of today’s storm


Recent Philippine political and economic developments

wo Filipina nurses filed in to take pictures,” noted a Reuters dispatch on crowds lining up to peek at corpses of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and his son Mo’tassim. Because of the stench of rotting flesh, guards handed out green surgical masks.

Ahead of the Filipinas in the queue was Abdullah al-Senussi with a flowing white beard. He was so frail he had to be supported by people on either side. “We wanted to know if it was true or not,“ Senussi explained. United Nations and the NATO coalition also want to know if Gaddafi and son were summarily executed. There is grainy footage showing both were captured alive after NATO jets whacked their 75-car convoy sprinting from embattled Sirte. Their corpses turned up an hour later. “These killings could sear hopes for a new Libya, based on

rights, not revenge,” BBC’s Jeremy Bowen noted. These could be the original sin they may come to regret. They need to get the fundamentals right from the very start. For now, the issue has been shoved to backburners. In Tripoli, the National Transitional Council is sketching out a timetable for new elections. Libyans also celebrated their usual way —by firing guns. But this time, they pointed the artillery seawards, and some thrusted flowers into AK-47 barrels. That image hits recall buttons of EDSA for Filipinos. Demonstra Turn to page 7

resident Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III came to power last year with an overwhelming mandate as he basked on the reflected glory of his iconic forebears – the late revered President Corazon Aquino and the martyred Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. Despite a lacklustre first 100 man, and his son Congressman days in office, President Aquino Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, he continues to enjoy a high popu- even proposed a Truth Commislarity rating as he benefits from sion to try their perceived the perception of incorruptibility, offenses, which was quickly disowing to his winning slogan of mantled by the Supreme Court “Kung walang corrupt, walang as unconstitutional. mahirap” (there are no poor If the business sector was when there are no corrupt offi- to be asked, however, they cials) running on a platform of would rather have the chief exhonest governance, he has ecutive of the land concenvowed to lock-up crooks in gov- trate on development and ernment behind bars. Picking on leave the investigations (crithis favorite targets--the Arroyo ics call it witch-hunting) to the family, specifically former Presi- courts at a time when the dent Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, economy seems to be on sushis consort, famously known as pended animation. Turn to page 13 FG, shorthand for first gentle-



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A Journey Through Cancer

Che Guevara

How I survived Cancer ow do we survive cancer? This is a common question asked. Each one has a different story. There is no definite program that can fit to all. Each person has her or his own unique way of coping; for how long, that I don’t know. Six years ago, I met an 18- bles at least five servings a day. year old man who had cancer in Avoid fried foods, red meat, inhis lymph node. We were both stead, eat oily fish like mackerel, on chemotherapy. He introduced tuna, salmon, sardines and herme to his girlfriend who was al- ring that are rich in Omega 3. If ways with him in each session. possible, eat organic food and They planned to get married be- drink plenty of water. Avoid fore he dies, and to him, his stress, since cancer is stressful greatest hope is to recover and in itself. Do the things you enjoy raise his own family. His joy and most. Experts say that exercise zest for life was contagious. is vital to recovery, but do it acHope and inspiration are cording to your capacity. Keep part of coping with cancer. away from environmental pollutWhen you lose hope, it is hard ants. Some of them we ingest to continue living. Everything through food, inhale them from around you seems to drift products we use at home or apart. even in our bodies. Some beauty There are many helpful products contain carcinogens advices that our doctors and like lindane in moisturizers. some experts can offer. They Sugar is sweet, but cancer feeds suggest that we eat anti-cancer on sugar. (This is one of my great Turn to page 11 foods such as fruits and vegeta-

s I travel around the Philippines, I frequently see people wearing T-shirts, backpacks and other clothing with Che Guevara’s picture emblazoned on them. Most of the people I spoke to did not, or at least would not, admit to knowing who he was and what he represented. The few that did know him had a “highly” romanticized idea of his role in history. They see him as a heroic champion of the common man. He was a lone warrior struggling against imperialism and the oppressive feudalism of the rich; a physician forced to lay down his medical instruments to take up the rifle and fight for the oppressed people of the world; he is a counter-culture hero who was murdered by the imperialist slave masters. The truth is not nearly as inspiring. Everything from his nickname to his military successes are phony. He was a failure in almost everything he attempted.




Our need for death

“Che” means “friend” or “buddy” in colloquial Spanish. The assumption is that Guevara was awarded this pseudonym because of his camaraderie with his fellow revolutionary soldiers. He got the name “Che” because he often used the word in his conversations. It is more analogous to a California surfer being called “Dude.” The nickname was a gibe, not a compliment. Fact is he was disdainful of those

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he considered as his “intellectual inferiors.” The myth is Che was forced into war out of compassion for the poor and downtrodden oppressed masses. Truth is he had little or no compassion and even less respect for life. He was feared by his own comrades because of his ruthless disregard for human life in and out of combat. To page 9

Footsteps and Fingerprints


OVEMBER again is here, and like an automatic reaction, thanks to our long Christian tradition, our thoughts go to those who have gone ahead of us, whose remains we visit in the cemeteries or columbaries. It’s a moving sight that be- waiting for it and even wanting speaks of our faith in the life af- to escape from it. ter death. Thanks to God, the This was the attitude of mystery that shrouds death and Christ. “Jesus, knowing that even our own shortcomings, his hour was to come, that he mistakes and sins, cannot dis- should pass out of this world pel such faith. to the Father, having loved his We just have to go deeper own who were in the world, he in our knowledge about death. loved them unto the end.” For this, we need our Chris- (Jn13,1) tian faith to guide us, so we It should be ours too. Of can have the proper attitude course, with Christ, who has and understanding of what complete and perfect knowledge some saints have regarded as and control of his life and death, Sister Death who is joyfully we can say it is understandable. welcomed. But we also need to understand We should not be afraid of that we actually have to conform death. In fact, we have to expect our attitude towards death to that it and prepare ourselves for it. It of Christ’s. cannot be avoided anyway. But We would be out on a even more significant is that we limb in our attitude toward have to realize that we need it. death if we fail to refer it to Therefore, our attitude should be Christ’s death. We’d be left that of longing for it, and not just Turn to page 14


Christmas is coming


am just beginning to realize that Christmas is really coming, and is almost here! And my firm resolve to get my Christmas shopping done in September – well, at the latest in October – seems to have been misplaced and forgotten. So here I am again, as it seems I am every year, just beginning to make my lists, when almost everyone else has theirs completed.

I will only begin decorating our home this week. Perhaps it’s because I was brought up in Vermont, USA, where we only began decorating for Christmas two weeks before the 25th. Our Christmas tree was always a real, live one that we searched for. Since it would only last for about three weeks indoors, we would delay cutting it and decorating it until the week before Christmas Day. Dad and I would put on multiple layers of warm winter clothing that included boots and mittens. Then in zero degree weather, we would trek into the snow-filled, wooded hills in the back lot of our farm to look for our Christmas tree. Finding

just the right tree was usually not too easy, and we would arrive home late in the afternoon, cold down to the bones but happily dragging “the tree.” Mom would begin early in the “ber” months lovingly making gifts for friends and relatives. Her sewing machine whirred busily. The kitchen deliciously smelled of fruit cakes, cookies, and home-made fudge candy. She and I would hike into the woods in October looking for bright red berries and sturdy moss to fashion terrariums, little miniature gardens in glass bowls. One year, I spent hours in our attic looking through old dusty magazines for jokes and cartoons for a scrapbook that I made and gave to my dad.



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Eye of ...


From page 6

tors handed flowers to troopers, then, edging to get within range of rebels, hunkered down in Camps Aguinaldo and Crame. Cor azon Aqu no’s reg ime prioritized restoring constitutional government. Sunday provided, meanwhile, a coincidental but striking counterpoint. Over 70% of 3.8 milllion Tunisian electors voted in the first free election of the “Arab Spring.” The poll came nine months after the “J asmi ne Revo lt” oust ed Zinedine Ben Ali and his ostentatious wife (lampooned as “I meld a Ma rco s of Nor th Africa” by Times of India). By Tue sday, we s hould know the 217 delegates to a constituent assembly that’d name a prime minister and draft a charter. Wil l th e as semb ly, as forecasted, house  the  largest number of women delegates ever in the Arab world? That’s incendiary in a region where women are even not allowed to drive, as in Saudi Arabia. Those two Filipina nurses, in Misrata’s funeral queue, wer e among over 1,8 00 Filipinos who didn’t show up for August’s mandatory evacuation. Egypt, China, India and other countries yanked out their nationals after Ghadaffi skittered from Tripoli. Libya used to hire 1.5 million foreign



workers. “Not all (Filipinos) left. Some were unable to go,” wrote Michel Cousins in Arab News. “Others stayed on, either because they wanted to help or because there might be difficulties returning to Libya after conflict was over. There were over 23,713 Filipinos in Libya then —up from 7,913 in 2006. Among them were doctors, professors, computer engineers, to construction workers. Some were undocumented or “TNT” (tago ng tago). Men outnumbered women by roughly two is to one. Most clustered in Tripoli and Benghazi. Almahdi  Alonto  from Mindanao and Regilito Laurel from Manila were among 15 Filipino academics at the University of Misrata. Both taught English. “Your contracts are void if you leave,” they were told. So, they stayed —until the revolt shut down the university in February. By then, over a thousand people were killed and 3,0 00 i njur ed j ust in Misrata. The 15 Filipino academics left. “Laurel sold  everything  he had,” Arab News adds.  “Others simply walked out of their homes, not knowing if they’d ever return. ” They cau ght a bo at f or Benghazi’s refugee camp. As volunteers, they worked at Hawari hospital doing various jobs. That included teaching English to nurses. “It was not easy. They were not paid since April,” although some subsistence funds seeped




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


IGO-- sounds like a Greek verb, doesn’t it? Or is it an Italian food you haven’t tried yet? Well, before you reach for a Greek lexicon or rush to the nearest Italian restaurant, let me assure you it is neither of these.


f you are invited to a wedding feast, don’t always head for the best seat. What if someone more respected than you has also been invited? The host will say, ‘Let this person sit here instead.’ Then you will be embarrassed and will have to take whatever seat is left at the foot of the table! “Do this instead—sit at the foot of the table. Then when your host sees you, he will become and say, ‘Friend, we have a better place than this for you!’ Then you will be honored in front of all the other guests. For the proud will be humbled, but the humble will be honored.” Luke 14:8-11

How can we humble ourselves? Some people try to give the appearance of humility in order to manipulate others. Others think that humility means putting themselves down. Truly humble people compare themselves only to Christ, realize their

True Information on RH (Part 3)


aghan kaayo karong gihimo nga misinformation o mga sayop nga pagtudlo mahitungod sa human fertilization, mahitungod sa embryo implantation, ug mahitungod sa unang semana sa kinabuhi sukad FR. GAMMY TULABING sa higayon nga ang JCD, VG semilya sa lalaki mo penetrate na sa ovum o itlog sa usa ka babaye. Sabta pag-ayo kining ako karong ipasabot nga mga scientific facts mahitungod sa mga nahisgutan sa unahan. Sa diha nga ang mga semilya sa lalaki makasulod na sa puerta sa babaye sa buhat nga tawgon nato’g love making, ang mga semilya sa lalaki molangoy, o mobiyahe padulong sa gitawag nga cervix (ang cervix mao kana ang baba o ang pultahan sa womb o tagoangkan sa usa ka babaye), dayon mopadayon kini sila sa pagbiyahe padulong sa uterus, ug hangtod nga makaabot kini sila sa gitawag nga mga fallopian tubes sa babaye. Kini nga panaw sa mga semilya sa  lalaki nga nahisgutan sa unahan mahitabo sulod lamang sa 30 minutos. Ingon niana kadali o kapaspas ang pagbiyahe sa mga semilya sa lalaki gikan sa pagsulod nila sa puerta sa babaye ngadto nga mopaingon sila sa cervix, hangtod sa uterus, ug hangtod sa fallopian tubes-- 30 minutes lamang. Sa tumoy niining fallopian tube mao ang ovary, o ang gigikanan sa itlog o ovum sa babaye. Mao nga gitawag kini’g ovary kay mao man kini ang balayan sa ovum, o itlog sa babaye. Kung naay ovum nga naghulat didto sa ovary, kay panahon nga nangitlog, o nagovulate ang babaye, usa sa mga semilya sa lalaki makahimo sa pagsulod o sa pag-penetrate sa ovum nga naghulat sa semilya diha sa ovary. Niining puntoha mahitabo ang fertilization. Ang semilya sa lalaki pwedeng mabuhi sulod sa usa ka semana diha sulod sa gitawag nga genital track sa usa ka babaye, apan aduna lamang siya’y mga 48 ka oras (2 days) human sa sexual intercourse aron nga ma-fertilize niya ang ovum. Sa panahon nga ang babaye mo-ovu To page 11

sinfulness, and understand their limitations. On the other hand, they also recognize their gifts and strengths and are willing to use them as Christ directs. Humility is not self-degradation; it is realistic self-assessment and the commitment to serve.


Propaganda Movement n 10 January 1897, the pastor of Dumaguete, Fray Mariano Bernad, wrote, “I have not given much importance to these alarms, and I have always maintained that since it is nothing but a case involving hill people, there is nothing to fear. It might be bad if some external elements were to interREV. FR. ROMAN C. vene.” SAGUN, JR. He further noted, “There is no doubt that the troublemakers, filibusters, and Freemasons will do all they can to achieve their diabolical ends.” What connections do the “external elements” have with the propaganda movement needs further investigation. Suffice it to say we give a description of the movement. Published by the Asia Society in 1988, the Encyclopedia of Asian History carries an article captioned Propaganda Movement. Based on his Georgetown University dissertation, this is what Fr. John N. Schumacher, S.J. wrote: (It was a) movement in the Philippines to acquire greater rights from Spain. Historians have given different dates for the Propaganda Movement depending on their understanding of it; as understood in this article, it took place from 1880 to 1895. In the strictest sense it takes its name from the Comité de Propaganda, a small group of men in Manila who delegated Marcelo H. del Pilar to carry on the work of obtaining reforms for the Philippines in Spain and who agreed to support the work. Del Pilar arrived in Barcelona in 1889, finding the Filipino colony there already proposing the foundation of a newspaper called La Solidaridad, with Graciano Lopez Jaena, a longtime expatriate with radical connections among Spanish republicans, as editor. In fact, however, del Pilar was the main organizer and source of finances from Manila. In October 1889, del Pilar became editor and moved the fortnightly newspaper to Madrid, where it remained until it closed down for lack of funds in 1895. To page 11


GIGO is a computer term, an acronym for Garbage In, Garbage Out. Computer programmers know that whatever they feed into a computer will inevitably show up in the printout. So, if “garbage” goes in, “garbage” will come out— GIGO. The human mind is a fabulous computer. As a matter of fact, no one has been able to design a computer as intricate and efficient as the human mind. Consider this: Your brain is capable of recording 800 memories per second for seventy-five years without ever getting tired. Although there are a number of computers on the market today with amazing capabilities packed into them, not one of them can match the service record of the human brain. God has certainly placed a phenomenal, one-of-a-kind piece of equipment in the human cranium. Now, here’s something on the plus side for the average computer: its engineers and programmers, understanding the meaning of GIGO, do their dead-level best to keep “garbage” out of the program so they do not get “garbage” in the printout. Human beings, on the other hand, don’t exercise very much care about what


GOSPEL Matthew 23: 1-12 Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens hard to carry and lay them on

they feed into God’s computer, the brain. It’s amazing how much “garbage” some person will program into their brains as they sit for hours in front of the TV. It has been estimated that by the time a person in our society reaches the age of eighteen, he has watched 25,000 hours of television, including 350,000 commercials.(You know how intellectually stimulating commercials are!) Am I overly concerned about the adverse effect of television on the human mind? I don’t think so. Some time ago, I was reading Media and Methods, the stock and trade magazine for communications people, when I came across a provocative statement by Herbert Marshall McLuhan, who {was} a giant in the field of communications. McLuhan affirmed, “Only madmen would use television if they knew the consequences.” Certainly, the Bible confirms the principle that what we feed into our minds will come out in life. We can place McLuhan’s alarming observation about TV squarely in line with what King Solomon observed about 3,000 years ago. “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he,” Solomon wrote in Proverbs 23:7

people’s shoulders, but they will not lift a finger to move them. All their works are performed to be seen. They widen their phylacteries and lengthen their tassels. They love places of honor at banquets, seats of honor in synagogues, greetings in marketplaces, and the salutation ‘Rabbi.’ As for you, do not be called ‘Rabbi;’ you have but one teacher, and you are all brothers. Call no one on earth your father; you have but one father in heaven. Do not be called ‘Master;’ you have but one master, the Christ. The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, but whoever humbles will be exalted

Sunday Thoughts On taking up one’s cross (Part 3) In relation to the suffering of the Christian, there is one enigmatic statement that Paul made in his letter to the Colossians in which he speaks biographically of the meaning of his suffering. Just before the passage, Paul speaks of the death of Jesus as DR. PROCESO UDARBE in order that to present the Christians blameless and irreproachable before God, and then he goes on to say: Now, I rejoice in my suffering for your sake, and in my flesh, I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, the Church, of which I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now made manifest to His saints (Col. 1:24-26). What does Paul mean when he says that he “completes in (his) flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ?” Some views have been suggested by which this enigmatic claim of Paul can be explicated and understood. While the whole pas-

sage merits thorough exposition because of its meaning for the life and faith of the Church, it is enough that we deal with what we mean when Paul says that in his suffering he completes what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ.Our participation in Christ’s ministry finds its ground on the incredible event of God’s setting forth Christ to die for our sake, for “he who knew no sin was made sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God;” “that we who are poor might become rich.” The theme of all these Pauline declarations is that the Servant from whom the servanthood of the Church is derived, underwent suffering; he was nailed on the cross on behalf of all mankind. So that the language of Paul, when he speaks of Christ dying for our sakes, is that of an appeal to imitation-Christi. (To be continued)

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True Information

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(Tulabing) late o mangitlog kausa sulod sa usa ka bulan (in 28 days cycle), usa ka ovum o itlog mogawas gikan sa ovary. Gi kan sa p anah on n ga mahita bo ang ovula tion o pag pang itlo g sa bab aye makausa sa usa ka bulan, ug ang iyang ovum o itlog maavailable sa pakighiusa sa semilya sa lalaki, pwede nga ma -fer tili ze a ng o vum sa babaye sulod sa dose ka oras. Tungod niining hagip-ot ug mubo nga panahon, talagsaon ra gayod nga mamabdos ang babaye. Karon, kung mahitabo nga ang semilya sa lalaki maka-penetrate o makasulod gayod sa shell sa ovum, mokulango ang ikog niini. Ug hinay-hinay nga mopadayon paingon sa sentro sa ovum. Ang 23 ka chromosomes sa semilya sa lalaki mo-linya sa 23 usab ka chromosomes sa ovum, ug niining puntoha gayod mamugna ang usa ka bag-ong cell, ug mao kini ang gitawag nga fertilized ovum nga gilangkob na sa 4 6 chromo somes. Gikan gayod sa pagsulod sa semilya sa lalak i sa pwe rta sa b abaye hangtod sa unang cell division, mokabat o molungtad kinig 24 oras. Karon, mga igsoon, what is present at fertilization is an entire new human body. Bisan pa og usa lamang kana ka gamay kaayong single cell, usa na kana ka tibuok nga bag-ong lawas sa tawo. This is the most complicated cell in the universe. Gamay ra kayo siya, apan anaa na kaniya, anaa na dyod sulod kaniya ang tanang mga gikinahanglan aron nga kining usa ka very tiny human embryo kung tawgon, ma-develop ngadto sa pagka-usa ka mature adult. This tiny cell contains within itself all of the information that is needed for this tiny human to develop into a mature adult. Human niini, ng a na a na ’y n abuo o nakompleto nga embryo, ang maong embryo gawasnon nga moagi sa fallopian tube sa iyang inahan. Sa panahon sa unang usa ka semana, kining usa ka cell mo-divide o mospread, modaghan, hangtod nga gikan sa usa lamang ka ce ll, adun a na ’y b ag-o ng

kinabuhi nga gilangkob na sa milyones ka mga cells. Ug kung kining bag-ong tawo mousa na ka semana ang edad, motanom na kini siya (mo-implant na) diha sa lining sa ut erus sa iya ng i naha n, mo lubl ob s a g itawag n ga spongy diin siya makakuha og nutrition para siya padayon ng a ma buhi su lod sa tagoangkan o womb sa iyang inahan, makig-kontak na siya sa b lood str eam sa i yang mama, ug magpadala na siyag gitawag nga chemical, hormonal mes sage . Ki ni n ga mensahe moadto sa gland dapit sa punoan sa utok sa iyang mama, ug mao kini siya ang mosulti o mopahibalo sa lawas sa iyang mama nga “Hey, nia na ko dinhi”. So the mother’s body will be informed th at t here is now a n ew occupant. Mao na, nga kung kining maong gland mopadala na’g hormonal signals o messages ngadto sa lawas sa ina han, mao na nga ang babaye dili na mag regla, ug an g iy ang mga tut oy magsugod na dayo’g himo og gatas agi’g pagpangandam sa pagkahimugso unya sa usa ka bat a hu man mola bay ang siyam ka bulan. Apan ang mga halang ug lalang mga konsyensya sa mga proponents ug mga supporters sa RH Bill nag-i ngon nga ang kinabuhi sa tawo diha kuno magsugod sa implantation. Ang pagmabdos kuno, o ang conception, diha na kuno mahitabo sa diha nga ang embryo o ang fertilized ovum naka-implant na sa uterus, ug bisan unsang tambala o bisan unsay buhaton aron nga mapugngan ang pag-implant sa fertifilized ovum matawag pa kuno og contraceptive ug magprevent sa pregnancy. Kini usa ka DAKO KAAYONG BAKAK ug pagtuis sa kamatuoran nga ang kinabuhi sa tawo nagsugod diha sa pagmabdos sa usa ka babaye, ug ang pagmabdos o conception nag sugo d ga yod diha sa pagkahiusa sa semilya sa lalaki ug sa ovum sa babaye bisan kung ang maong fertilized ovum wala pa ma-implant sa uterus sa inahan. Dakong sayop ug dako kaayong bakak ang pag-ingon

DONORS: DOH Pharmaceutical Distributor, Mr. Mohan Hassaram & Family, Hon. Board Member Erwin Macias, City Councilor JV Imbo, Atty. Joel Obar, Atty. Ferrolino of Tanjay Law Office, Hon. Arnie Teves, Hon. Ikay Villanueva, Acts San Jose Christian Believers, Mr. Jhonny Limbaga, Anonymous of City Legal Office, Anonymous of Colon St. Dumaguete City, Sir Tony of Bagacay, Anonymous of BSP, Hon. Dwinx Gravador, Anonymous of Upper Talay, Ma’am Karen Quiamco, Anonymous of Tabo sa Pao, Mr. Mapili, Ma’am Kaykay, Mercury Drug Daro, Ma’am Jassy Fryie, Mr. Oscar Infante, Anonymous of Bolocboloc, Nanay Isabel, Jorrise Bakeshoppe, Anonymous of Camanjac, Anonymous of Buña o, Anony mous of Pulantubig, Fortune General Insu ranc e, Vilma Cat ada of Silliman Campus, Anonymous of Bantayan, Elmer & Esther Raa ging , An onymous of Sta.Rosa cor. Real St. Dgte., Hon. Joe Kenneth Arbas, Rodel Gomez Lechon of Batinguel, Mr. Campoy & Family, Dgte Hot Pandesal, ug Sir Michael. Kaninyong tanan nga nagampo ug mitabang, daghan kaayong salamat. nga wala kuno’y pagmabdos o co ncep tion ng a ma hita bo sulod sa unang semana sa pagka-fertilized sa ovum sa usa ka inahan. Usa ka dakong sayop ug dakong bakak ang pag-ingon nga ang kinabuhi sa tagsugod diha sa implantation. Unsaon man niana pagimplant kung dili p a kana kinabuhi. By the fact nga moimplant kana aron padayon nga mabuhi, nagpasabot nga daan na kanang buhi sa wala pa ma- impl ant.  Ang ila ng pa gpan udlo og bak ak nakauwat ug nakalingla sa daghan kaayong mga tawo, apil na ang daghang mga doctor. It is quite obvious that life does not begin when this new human life is one week old. Life beings when the sperm penetr ates the ovu m. Ang resultada niining gihimo sa mga proponents ug mga supporters sa RH Bill nga redefinitio n sa  sin ugda nan sa pagmabdos, o redefinition of the wor d “p regn ancy,” nakahaling usab  sa pag-usab sa def init ion sa “conception.” Nagtudlo sila og dakong sayop ug dakong bakak nga ang conception kuno nagsugod diha sa impl anta tion ug dil i ku no sa panahon nga nag-unite ang sperm  ug ang ovum. Ug mao kini ang hinugdan sa ilang sayop nga pag-ingon nga ang contraception kuno “prevents” pregnancy anytime during the first week of the tiny new human’s life. Bisan kung daghan kaayong klase ug matang nga mga contraceptives nag-prevent sa usa ka human embryo nga ma-implant sa uterus, mao nga mamatay kini, nga klaro kaayo kining pagpatay sa usa ka gamay nga kinabuhi, therefore it’s abortion, gitawag lang gihapon kini sa mga proponents ug mga supporters sa RH Bill nga “preventing pregnancy.” Hi naut pa unt a, mga kaigsoonan, nga pinaagi niining atong pagpasabot karon atong na –corehian ug naklaro ang mga myths ug mga misconception mah itungo d sa ferti lizati on, unsa’y mga nahitabo diha sa unang semana sa kinabuhi sulod sa tiyan sa usa ka inahan. Hinaut pud unta nga atong nasabtan ang role sa abortion sa daghang matang sa mga contraceptives nga gipabaha karon sa atong katilingban. Daghang Salamat.



Damaged Culture


ublished in La Solidaridad in Madrid in 1890, La Indolencia de los Filipinos was written by Jose Rizal as a response to the accusation of Filipino indolence. He admits the existence of indolence among the Filipinos, but it could be attributed to a number of reasons. He traces its causes to factors such as the climate and social disorders. He defends the Filipinos by saying that they are by nature not indolent, because in fact, even before the arrival of Spaniards, Filipinos have been engaged in economic activities such as agriculture and trade. Indolence, therefore, has more deeply rooted causes such as abuse and discrimination, inaction of the government, rampant corruption and red tape, wrong doctrines of the church, and wrong examples from some Spaniards who lead lives of indolence, which ultimately led to the deterioration of Filipino values. In the end, Rizal sums up the main causes of indolence to the limited training and education Filipino natives receive and to the lack of national sentiment and unity among them. Education and liberty, according to Rizal, would be the cure to Filipino indolence. After a century, the same indolence, and you may add, mediocrity, is still obtaining now as it was then. Jose Rizal said it right, the cure to Filipino indolence is education and liberty, and I mean EXCELLENT EDUCATION and GENUINE LIBERTY. The problem is that the educational system exists merely as a bureaucratic structure rather than a catalyst of generational maturity and growth. I keep wondering why government keeps talking about lack of school buildings as I have yet to see emphasis on EXCELLENT SCHOOL TEACHERS as the thrust of educational policies. Even local governments are mediocre in their approaches. Instead of encouraging QUIZ CONTEST on different subjects such as math, reading comprehension, spelling, and arts; street dances and beauty contests are being funded. Is

it, therefore, no surprise why the Philippines is a major exporter of dancers, cultural or otherwise? Then, you have churches which are dogmatic, ritualistic and materialistic, rather than purely nurturing the seed of eternity that is divinely planted in the heart and soul of every human being. You have religions competing for the greater number of followers, because in the material world, numbers is power. You also have Christian sects, and this includes the “born-againmovements” whose leaders are self-righteous as they have kidnapped Jesus Christ from the sinners and arrogated Him as exclusively theirs. This is religious arrogance of the highest degree. The prosperity and healing ministries have likewise confused spiritual richness and equated it to material wealth. He who has more belief in God will be blessed with more wealth and good health. Industriousness

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From page 8

La Solidaridad’s goals were assimilationist, that is, it asked for such reforms as freedom of press, speech, and association, such as existed in Spain, and for representation in the Spanish Cortes. The basis of its campaign was that the Philippines was an integral part of Spain, and hence, should be ruled by the same laws. In addition, it called for the expulsion of the friars from the Philippines and their substitution by secular priests. Del Pilar also wrote a number of anonymous antifriar parodies in Tagalog for Philippine consumption, as well as serious works intended for Spanish politicians, such as his La Soberanía Monacal en Filipinas (Monastic Supremacy in the Philippines). In a wider sense, the Propaganda Movement has been taken to include the years 18801895, the period in which the Filipinos in Spain, through various newspapers and negotiations with Spanish politicians, attempted to make the Philippines and its needs known in Spain. This has been called the reform movement because its ostensible purpose was reform. But many of those involved, such as Jose Rizal and del Pilar, used reform merely as a façade; they were committed to the eventual separation of the Philippines from Spain.


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est struggles). Emotional, psychological and spiritual healing is included. These areas play vital roles in coping with cancer. Harboring negative emotions is like an acid that corrodes the system.  The unforgiving spirit can block the healing process. Cancer can cause a person to be bitter or better. This is also a difficult part.  How can you be better out of something like cancer? When I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, I asked God many questions. What is your purpose, God? What is your plan? If you have, then allow me to live with that purpose. I cannot see the future, but you can. I know you love me, and you won’t leave me nor forsake me. There were many times I doubted, especially when I had to go through another surgery and all finances were exhausted. When I lost all my hair, I wanted to hide and locked the doors, but later, I realized that it was an opportunity to choose my dream hair. The one you see in my photo here is a wig. There were times that I was so afraid, but I had to put on a brave front for my children while I was crumbling inside. With all these ambivalent feelings, I asked God to take over the wheel of my life and take control. Since then, I stayed at the backseat and He took the driving part. Then, I discovered that everything was like a tapestry, that each pixel fits in a puzzle. My husband Andrew used each opportunity to share God’s faithfulness in his ministry. Many times, I was invited to speak in

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and excellence had, therefore, taken the backseat in the minds and culture of many. There you have it, all the medium of information - media, school and church – being damaged institutions, they, therefore, produce a society that is performing under par; an indolent society and a culture of mediocrity. A government that wins elections under such a circumstance would go where the social wind goes instead of a leader that influences the direction of the wind; thus, I see no substantial change in the next generations or so. We, as people and nation, failed, and continue to explore the limitless potentials of our liberties. Our God-given potentials and liberties have been obstructed and shackled by our POWERHUNGRY, WEALTH-ORIENTED and DAMAGED INSTITUTIONS. Indeed, we are journeying on a wrong foot and with a wrong heart. churches and forums. I started this column and shared devotionals on radio. This time, you may stream on, a contemporary Christian music radio online. The greatest excitement in my life is to look outside the window, wait for God’s surprises.  Some can be very challenging, but these are faith boosters.  If there is any difficulty, it is God’s opportunity to manifest His faithfulness in every need. I have met strong cancer survivor advocates like Celeste Cataal of Valencia; Me Ann Solomon of Alcordo Advertising in Cebu; Sister Lucilla of Cebu Cancer institute; Sarah, whose faith and service to God is awesome; Amy, whose passion for teaching children and not giving up continued to inspire others; Mary Ann, who relies on God’s strength, allowing her to acquire a higher position after cancer; Dolores, whose bravery and positive outlook is amazing; and many more whom I have not asked permission from to mention their names. I survived cancer until now only because of God’s grace. I cannot boast that I followed all the healthy regiments because I failed many times like the others. I had people who supported me to the max, like my loving family, including my in-laws, friends and all of you who take time to read this column and those who wrote me messages of hope. You are my inspiration. I survived because of prayers from people whom I have not even met. Maybe the reason that we are still around is because it is not our time yet, and only God knows why.



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Recent Philippine ... (Romero)

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A Sluggish Economy The latest macroeconomic indicators revea l a Philippine economy slowing down to over 4.8 GDP growth from a 7% growth last year. While obviously, the external turmoil had something to do with the decline, the conventional wisdom is that weak export receipts and the delay in government spending were an important contributory factor. Reigning in government expenditures which today has produced a hefty P25 billion surplus was caused by a review of big ticket items approved by the previous administration on the suspicion that these were tainted by graft. Included in the list was the Ninoy Aquino International Airport involving a German firm, the roll-on–roll-off vessels which would have connected the islands of the archipelago, a French project, the Laguna Lake Development Project involving a Belgian company, and the North Rail Project connecting Manila to Clark Airport, funded by the government of China. Unfortunately, the review has

taken over a year and is only being renegotiated as we write. Releases to local government units have also been withheld. This P500 billion allocation has been seen by the beneficiaries as a major stimulus package. All in all, these fiscal glitches are expected to have the growth rate to about half that of last year. Despite the slow start of the Aquino administration in addressing the growth situation, there is continued optimism that over the coming decade, the economy may grow 80% larger as anti-corruption efforts are expected to restore confidence, build momentum and translate into greater foreign direct investment inflows. Growth rates under this internal environment would cause a respectable and steady 6% and higher in the next few years. In numbers, this would translate into an 80% larger GDP and income levels 45% higher. This is based on the expectation that the large labor pool and rich resource endowments will be fully utilized. Albeit slow and seemingly over-calculated, much needed reforms and policy initiatives are now on track. These include the anti-corruption drive, the

installation of fiscal discipline which to date has produced a hefty budgetary surplus, and the private-public partnership program for the government’s infrastructure development build-up. The World Bank noted that the strong macroeconomic fundamentals will act as a cushion against the impact of the ongoing global economic turmoil. It is interesting to note that net foreign investment or the first half increased, while foreign reserves surged to record highs due to strong capital inflows, as well as sustained growth of remittances and income from investments abroad. The World Bank report also noted that prospects for higher growth attracted net foreign portfolio inflows, which soared through August of this year to some $3 billion or triple the rate of last year. At the moment, armed with a hefty budgetary surplus, the government realizing that its expenditure pattern is behind schedule, is frantically playing catch-up with its infrastructure build-up, which unfortunately, economic observers predict, will miss the boat this year and will only impact on the GDP next year. (To be continued)

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he family is the basic unit of society. This definition of what a family is has been instilled in us ever since we set foot in school. It has been harped that the family is the bulwark of a nation – a strong, healthy, close-knit family is tantamount to what the entire country stands for.

That is why the recent discussions about the possibility of legislating and legalizing divorce in the Philippines has further polarized the Filipino people. The Catholic Church has been very vocal about their sentiments and opposition to divorce. As the Bible states, and which is the basis of the arguments of the Church, what God has joined, let no man put asunder. Second to the controversial Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, whose deliberations in Congress would resume by next year as news reports would have it, the matter on an impending Divorce Bill has similarly spurned many debates, bringing many angles to the discussion. The Philippines has remained to be one of the very few highly conservative, religiously steeped countries in the world. Among many countries all over the world, we have regarded marriage as a sacrament, a blessing from God. Thus, it is a sacred act, a covenant between two consenting adults who have vowed to remain true and loyal to each other before the eyes of God and man. To legalize divorce in the Philippines would be like legalizing other vices. Allowing couples, perhaps at the slightest provocation, to file for divorce because they are having problems with each other will make the country vulnerable to low standards of morality. It will certainly be contrary to what the Filipino people have been brought

up to – values being taught in school, turning to family in times of need, respecting one another, and bringing out the best in each other. Divorce is unthinkable to be legalized in the Philippines. It will breed a bunch of individuals who have no regard at all for the sanctity of marriage. This is where many problems may set in because of a total disregard for something that has been agreed upon and bound by a sacrament. If people do not respect each other anymore, then it would be easy to end a relationship because there is divorce. On the other hand, is this the answer to problems of incompatibility among married couples? Why marry, in the first place, if you think you will end up fighting and hating each other? Again, the cynics would say, how do we know we would not be compatible if we do not get married and live together? Getting into a relationship and sealing it through the sacrament of matrimony is a commitment. No one is supposed to enter into such a commitment if you do not know what you are getting yourself into. In the same manner, you do not simply get out of a relationship because the luster is lost or the relationship has gone sour. Mature individuals do not take the easy way out and flee; two well-meaning individuals are

BY CECILE M. G ENOVE supposed to mend a relationship and make a last-ditch effort to save their marriage at all costs and for their own sake. There are arguments about wife battery and irresponsible spouses, but these are attendant aspects to a marriage that may occur among families. These are realities that have to be met and settled, whether amicably or through mediation. But, these occurrences of domestic problems cannot and will not go away if divorce is legalized. Certainly, divorce is not the sole answer to these problems. Let us not be pathetic copycats and follow what other countries are doing, whether they belong to the First World or not. Our identity as a nation depends on the strength of our people to withstand the trials in life, which incidentally, includes marriage and everything that goes with it. Only cowards take the easy way out.



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only with our shallow and narrow human understanding of it, crawling with fears, sadness and a host of intense emotions that would still miss the origin and purpose of our death. There might be a tinge of faith infused into it, but a faith that is more of a wish out of desperation than one with any objective basis. It’s time we outgrow this kind of attitude and understanding. If w e have already conquered many frontiers of human sciences and technology, we should start conquering our last frontier of death—not by any human science and technology though, but by faith, and by God’s grace. That is not a presumptuous, gratuitous claim. In the beginning, as our faith teaches us, we were not meant to die, nor in the end of time are we supposed to die. There is going to be the resurrection of the dead, a truth of faith that is now a mystery incapable of being proven and verified in a human way. Death came because of the sin of men, first, that of our aboriginal parents which we inherited, and of course our own personal sins. But this death has been conquered by Christ through the cross. “As in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall

be made alive.” (1 Cor 15,22) We have to understand that our death should not be understood simply as the end of our earthly life, the failure of our physical health. Our death is much more than that. It has a deep theological meaning that we should try to be more familiar with, since we have a big part to play in that death. Yes, we have to work for our death. We just cannot wait for it to come, and even try to dodge it if we can. In this, we can try to develop the attitude Christ had toward death, expressed in his words: “No one takes my life away from me. I lay it down of myself, and I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again.” (Jn 10,18) How did Christ die? By dying on the cross, which means he assumed all the sins of men, from beginning to end, big and small, and died to them only to resurrect and win over sin and death on the third day. Our faith teaches that if we die with Christ, we will also resurrect with him. Dying with Christ means dying to our sin. In other words, we need to be dead to sin, so we can resurrect with Christ. Thus, in his first letter, St. Peter said: “Christ bore our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to justice.” (2,24) This is the death we need to accomplish—our death to sin!

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October 30, 2011

Critical community of practice on leadership discussed in Nov. gab


aceda Youth Lead, in cooperation with the National Youth Commis sion, the Department of Education Region VII and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Region VII, will hold the 2nd Regional Conference on Leadership Development in the Pursuit of Social Change on November 4-5, 2011 at the SYL Center, Purok Gumamela, Candauay, Dumaguete City, Philippines. The conference will highlight on the “Youth of the Philippines- Educated, Empowered, and Protected for a Safer and Better Philippines.” The 2nd Regional Conference on the Role of Leadership Development in the Pursuit of Social Change aims to: (1) identify the key questions, issues, and concerns that leaders and receivers of leadership development programs; (2) identify ideas, practices and practices that are shaping leadership development in the Philippines today; (3) start building a community of practice among different groups, individuals and institutions working towards improving leadership practice that is geared towards social change, and (4) to advocate the issue of leadership and its development

in the region and begin building a critical community of practice on leadership. Hon. Jack Enrile, representative of Cagayan Province will be the guest of honor and speaker, together with other local officials like Hon. Jocelyn Limkaichiong, Atty. Joe Kenneth Arbas and  Hon. Tony Remollo. Teachers, students, NGO workers and local government officials are expected to attend the said conference to map out leadership development initiatives to effect changes in our communities and our country. The 1st Regional Conference on Leader ship

Development in the Pursuit of Social Change was organized and star ted in September  2010 with Saceda Youth Lead and the Asian Institute of Management held at Foundation University. Two governmental agencies also helped- National Youth Commission and the Department of Interior and Local Government. More than 100 participants from the different parts of the region converged for 2 days to discuss important initiatives on leadership development. Prof. Nieves Confesor, executive director of AIM Team Energy, and Hon. Jess Robredo, secretary of the DILG came to open the program.

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rooted in PNoy’s anger and vindictiveness against the former president. But vindictiveness is predicated on avenging a previous ill done against the person so accused. But GMA had done nothing against the Aquinos in the past – but only against the Filipino nation, so why should there be an issue of personal revenge here? So if the Empire strikes back today – it is only because the misdeeds against the people (the Boss) must be redressed in the courts of law. That’s why cases have to be filed. Don’t you think that this is just right and proper? On the other hand, while the Lower House may be unabashedly pro-PNoy, one cannot say that of the Senate. In fact, Senate president Juan Ponce Enrile and LP stalwart Senator Franklin Drilon disagree sharply with Aquino on the issue of revision, even the economic provisions in the Constitution. That is proof positive the separation is more real than apparent. And just to show that Aquino was not particularly fixated in having GMA and cohort behind bars, the president finally publicly declared that – not in his term – will he ever allow the burial of the remains of the dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng Mga Bayani. “That would be the height of injustice for the victims of Martial Law.” Aquino is consistent in his position. This relentless focus on jailing the corrupt is an offshoot of the lodestone on his campaign slogan to walk the straight path (daan na matuwid). Let us recall his campaign slogan and if his recent acts are consistent with his pledge. PNoy

said thus: “Ang pagtanaw sa interes ng nakakarami; at pagkapit sa prinsipyo; at ang pagiging tapat sa sinumpaang tungkulin bilang lingkod bayan. Ito po ang tuwid na daan.” Apparently, the Philippine nation has taken due notice. In the height of these moves against the GMA corrupted hordes (July-September), Aquino’s trust and net approval ratings had gone up. From last March’s +45% net approval rating, the SWS survey confirmed that Aquino has risen to +51% in September, slowly going back to his high +57% rating last year. Pulse Asia, on the other hand, confirmed this with the trust rating range of Aquino during the last three quarters at 7175% , an extremely high positive verdict of the people. Does it mean PNoy is doing something right with his style of governance? Probably yes. In a way, therefore, the continued separation of three branches of government – far from warping the image of the PNoy administration – only serves to add credence and credibility to every move that this government (as a whole) will take in the furtherance of justice and equity. Hopefully, this style would lead to the fulfillment of American president Barrack Obama’s famous statement of recent vintage: “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking – eventually you’ll make progress.” A statement of hope applicable to the Philippine nation.


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dicial vacancies. When President Aquino publicly boasted that his administration will nail the Big Corrupt Fish before the year is over – it is not a fixation against the Arroyo as it is his obsession to please his Boss (the Filipino people). Not doing so would make the president a liar – because he had sought the votes in May 2010 precisely  anchored  on cleaning up government. And cleaning up government does not just mean appointing upright officials in government; it also means putting to jail previous corrupt ones to put an end to impunity and to serve as samples to all and sundry that there “is no longer business as usual.” When he asks for the head of the Big Fishes (necessarily from the ombudsman) –that does not mean the new ombudsman, Carpio-Morales, and the DOJ chief, Leila de Lima, will just file cases in abandon without just proof and hardcore evidence. The new ombudsman, herself, said it publicly that “she will not take orders from her appointing president.” That is certainly a good sign of bedrock independence. The GMA defenders (likely beneficiaries of the regime’s excesses) cry that the government must just “move on” and not pursue the cases. But “moving on” also means to stop issuing press releases condemning the GMA regime, but allow her instead to step into the proper venue like the courts in order to settle her accountability or lack of it. And give GMA her day in court. The GMA foot soldiers decry that the government’s cases against the Arroyos are

DUMAGUETE CITY DEVELOPMENT BANK, INC. Name of Bank Cor. Cervantes & Dr. V. Locsin Sts. Dumaguete City Address

STATEMENT OF CONDITION (Head Office and Branches) As of September 30, 2011







Amount ------------------------P 5,546,370.27 188,997,651.59 138,707,833.06 5,421,705.71 138,950,235.82

Cash and Cash Items Due from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Due from Other Banks Financial Assets at Fair Value through Profit or Loss Available-for-Sale Financial Assets-Net Held-to-Maturity (HTM) Financial Assets-Net Unquoted Debt Securities Classified as Loans-Net Investments in Non-Marketable Equity Security-Net Loans and Receivables 387,709,383.15 Loans to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Interbank Loans Receivable Loans and Receivables - Others 390,395,383.15 Loans and Receivables Arising from RA/CA/PR/SLB General Loan Loss Provision 2,686,000.00 Other Financial Assets 26,852,638.35 Equity Investment in Subsidiaries, Associates and Joint Ventures-Nets (Net) 2,396,107.66 Bank Premises, Furniture, Fixture and Equipment-Net 37,984,483.66 Real and Other Properties Acquired-Net 20,874,391.79 Non-Current Assets Held for Sale 3,044,885.41 Other Assets-Net 22,250,263.62 Due from Head Office/Branches/Agencies (Philippine branch of a foreign bank) ---------------------------TOTAL ASSETS P 978,735,950.09 ================









Financial Liabilities at Fair Value through Profit or Loss P Deposit Liabilities 769,551,545.01 Due to Other Banks Bills Payable 399,532.17 a) BSP (Rediscounting and Other Advances) b) Interbank Loans Payable c) Other Deposit Substitute d) Others 399,532.17 Bonds Payable-Net Unsecured Subordinated Debt-Net Redeemable Preferred Shares Special Time Deposit Due to Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas 293,401.00 Other Financial Liabilities 1,995,067.06 Other Liabilities 7,870,192.48 Due to Head Office/Branches/Agencies (Philippine branch of a foreign bank) -----------------------------TOTAL LIABILITIES P 780,109,737.72 ================== S T O C K HO L D E R S’ E Q U I T Y Capital Stock P 86,784,550.00 Other Capital Accounts 9,299,477.52 Retained Earnings 102,542,184.85 Assigned Capital ----------------------------TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY P 198,626,212.37 ----------------------------TOTAL LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY P 978,735,950.09 C O N T I N G E N T


Guarantees Issued Financial Standby Letters of Credit Performance Standby Letters of Credit Commercial Letters of Credit Trade Related Guarantees Commitments Spot Foreign Exchange Contracts Securities Held Under Custodianship by Bank Proper Trust Department Accounts a) Trust and Agency Accounts b) Unit Investment Trust Fund (UITF) c) Other Trust and Fiduciary Accounts Derivatives Others


489,892.42 ---------------------------P 489,892.42

TOTAL CONTINGENT ACCOUNTS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) 30,833,616.48 Ratio of Non-Performing Loans to Total Loan Portfolio (NPL to TLP) 7.67% Classified Loans & Other Risk Assets 204,759,000.00 Specific provision for loan losses 11,782,120.80 Return on Equity (ROE) 47.77% DOSRI loans and receivables 24,062,000.00 Past due DOSRI loans and receivables 0.00 Ratio of Past due DOSRI loans and receivables to TLP 0.00 Compliance with Magna Carta - 10% for Small and Medium Enterprises 0.00 a. 8% Small Enterprises 21.44% b. 2% for Medium Enterprises 16.91% Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) on Solo basis,under Cir No. 538 or 0.00 Cir No. 688, as applicable a. Total CAR 26.38% b. TIER 1CAR 26.00% deferred Charges Not Yet Written Down Unbooked Allowance for Probable Losses on Financial Instruments Received DCDB’s Affiliate : RB Sibulan Total Resources P27, 797, 366.04 REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ) DUMAGUETE CITY ) S. S. I/We, Gilbert Paul L. Uymatiao and Edgar L. Calinawagan of the above-mentioned bank do solemnly swear, that all matters set forth in the above statement of condition are true and correct to the best of my/our knowledge and belief. GILBERT PAUL L. UYMATIAO and EDGAR L. CALINAWAGAN Treasurer Executive Vice-President SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 26th day of October 2011 at Dumaguete City, Philippines affiants exhibiting to me his/their Residence Certificate No. 15706303 issued at Dumaguete City on April 1, 2011 and Residence Certificate No. 08742477 issued at Dumaguete City on January 27, 2011. Doc. No. 338 Page No. 68 Book No. XIX Series of 2011

Kaugmaon... From page 2 encouraged indifference to the agricultural needs of the farmers. Solano calls this food insecurity, apparently ignoring the farmers cry for a genuine land reform. In Canl aon and Guihulngan cities, a large scale project threatens the existence of peasants toi ling in the hinterlands, Solano pointed out. It added, t he current Oplan Bayanihan, which is centered in Negros Island, has compounded to the poverty and hunger experienced by the peasants. Military operations in southeast and central Negros gravely affects KAUGMAON members as human rights vio-


lations escalated. Meanwhile, justice for KAUGMAON chairman Fermin Lorico and deputy secretary general Rene Quirante remain bleak as ever. The government can expect more protest actions from KAUGMAON and allied organizations as long as the basic problems hounding the populace cont inue, Solano stressed. The peasant farmers group in the province is headed by Solano as chairman, Junior Pableo as vice-chairman, Bryan Balsamo as secretarygeneral, Marilou Alangilan as treasurer, and Fernando Balor as auditor. Also present during the election of officers last week included Juliet Ragay of Banikanhon; Butch Lozande, secretary general of the National Federation of Sugar Wo rkers; and Fabi an Magallanes of Bayan.jg

AFFIDAVIT OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSON WITH DEED OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late Victorina Luague namely; REMEDIOS L. PERIGUA widow; ADELAIDA L. CRUZ married to Benjamin Cruz and CIVIC REMADE LUAGUE married to Vemirasol Luague all of legal age, have filed and executed an Affidavit of Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate of Deceased Person with Deed of Sale on Lot No. 909 A under TCT. NO. 18444; situated in the City of Dumaguete consisting an area of TWO HUNDRED TWENTY (220) sq. m. per Doc. No. 102; Page No: 22 Book No. 51 Series of 2007 Notary Public Atty. ANDITO ESCOTON The Negros Chronicle Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 2011


October 30, 2011



P7M in unliquidated fuel advances


he reason why there is graft and corruption in government is because the same government does not enforce nor implement our laws strictly to the letter. So what’s the use of the law if these are not implemented fully?

Case at point is simple: Some P7 million in fuel advances by at least five city government offices remain unliquidated until today and for the last three years. “This is unbelievable. But it’s true,” says the Commission on Audit (COA). “For the simple act of just submitting official receipts of gas prepaid purchases, these gov’t offices cannot do in 3 years? Give me one reason why they should not be hailed to the ombudsman.” There is a law on antigraft, Article 218 of the Revised Penal Code, which states that it is a criminal offense for those being required by law to render an account of all accountable matters and the failure to do so within two months will become punishable for graft before the ombudsman, or an administrative fine of P20,000 to P50,000 or both. To serve as an example, officials who do not liquidate public funds entrusted to them within two months after spending it should be held criminally and administratively liable be-

fore the ombudsman. Yet, nobody is doing it, so, padayun ang dula… So whom did the COA pinpoint as people who did not liquidate some P7 million in fuel advances –as of Dec 30, 2010 ending? These people, COA said, are the City Engineer’s Office with P6.5 million unliquidated fuel advances in 3 years, that’s under City Engineer, good friend, Edwin Quirit; maybe he knows that our weak law enforcers will not enforce the law anyway. Then, we have the City PNP with P474,000 unliquidated fuel advances since 2010; maybe their replacements have go ne, so why bother to liquidate the money. Then, the ENRO environment office with P403,000, although Rolly Clamonte explained that he is still looking for receipts of fuel withdrawals for the last 3 years. Finally, the market superintendent at P10K, also still looking for his receipts for 3 years. The offense is simply failure to submit official receipts

Camella Dumaguete ... From page 2 area but fullness in life. Camella Dumaguete General Manager Joseph Y. Sison explained that “Arezzo has lots that are really bigger than those of what Camella regularly offers since most families in Dumaguete and Negros Oriental are keen on owning a bigger lot for future expansion.” Arezzo offers lot areas from 121 square meters to as big as 250 square meters and offers hou se model s li ke Carmela (65 square meters floor area), Drina (83), Elaisa (97) and Emerald (143). “In Camella, we don’t simply make roads and houses, we make stories. For Arezzo, our buyer’s story is our inspiration for the project,” said Sison. Camella Dumaguete offers more than any other developer present in the area in its commitment to develop a community. With 24/7 guards and gate that has a CCTV system, and features like jogging trails, meditation pond, pocket parks and Carribean pine trees, living at Camella is a wholly different experience. Camella also boasts of a pavilion, playground, and basketball court with ready cable and telephone lines on each unit. The Arezzo launch was held at the Hotel Palwa last October 22 with its magical Christmas theme paving the way for the holiday season. The event showed how Camella has transformed what

was once an idle land into a beautiful, master-planned community. Guests were treated to a lovely dinner with Christmas carols and exciting dance numbers. This holiday season will truly be magical and exciting as Camella unveils its our model house and other developments inside the subdivision to give the buyers a better view of what a Camella home will truly be. Plus, Arezzo in Camella Dumaguete offers for the first time an 11 unit LOT ONLY package for those who want to own a piece of a Camella community. As we welcome the holiday season, Camel la Dumaguete offers a rare early Christmas treat to all buyers who want to reserve a unit now. They are offering instant discounts upon reservation of as much as P175,000 savings and what’s more, they also offer PAY LITE wherein the buyer will just pay as low as P5,000 for the first 3 months of their down payment. That doesn’t stop there either! SPOT CASH buyers are given discounts of as much as 18 percent or P800, 000 off on their packages. Indeed, now is the best time to reserve and finally own a Camella home. For inquiries and reservations visit Camella Dumaguete office at G/F Plaza Milagros Bl dg., Gov. Perdices St. Dumaguete City or call numbers (035) 421-0911 or 0917563-3603

to liquidate the prepaid fuel cash withdrawals. You see, the government pays fuel stations in advance. And it is up to local offices to liquidate such fuel withdrawals within two months as prescribed by law, otherwise, they should face the consequences as a matter of good governance practice. We are su re t hat if only Mayor Sagarbarria will push these people, they will liquidate within a week if given enough pressure. COA said further, the trouble again as we said is that they hardly follow the law, and the enforcers hardly implement the same causing an impasse, and the ultimate loser is the poor tax-paying public --that’s you and me. In a related development, City Engr. Edwin C. Quirit, in a letter addressed to the City Auditor, said that the initial liquidation of accounts have been done since July 2008 until the last pre-payment account on October 10, 2011 to complete the liquidation of prepaid accounts of the City Engineer’s Office. Engr. Quirit also said there are unforeseen factors which attribute to the long delay of liquidations. That is when projects, which have already been started, are suspended for a considerable period of time and are resumed only after legal and technical problems, among them, the problem of right-of-way is threshed out, not to mention changes in weather condition.

Mayor defends... From page 2 allowed under the law to have an intelligence fund which is 3% out of the total budget or in the vicinity of P13.4 million. But what the mayor is asking was only P4 million, to sustain a good intelligence network, to spend for surveillance operat ions, maint aini ng safehouses and confidential agents in all the 30 barangays of the city. He said that confidential informants are found in every purok and rewards are extended per information that will help solve crimes. Doubting “Tomases,” he said, should know that he is directly accountable only to the national auditor and God, not even the sanggunian or the local COA can force him to divulge where it was spent. Otherwise, it will defeat the purpose, Sagarbarria quipped.jg

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Sensible suggestions Dear Editor: 1) I would like to raise some concerns regarding the price of our gasoline here in Dumaguete compared to Cebu. The difference is P9.00 per liter. 2) Those ambulant vendors selling cigarettes and candies by the highway roadside are traffic hazards. In fact, my car was bumped by a motor carrier while I was maneuvering due to a standstill way ahead because somebody was buying a cigarette. 3) I wonder why double parking is allowed in some very narrow streets, like Maria Cristina St., San Jose St., near Locsin street, both near the boulevard. It used to be that one side of the highway or the main street is allowed  for parking  depending on the shade from the sun. So, in the morning, this side, and in the afternoon, that side. It was done before, and I wish it can be done


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Court presiding Judge Gerardo Paguio, Jr. of RTC Branch 40, four more sachets we re rec overe d from his room, several illegal drug paraphe rnalia , a Nokia cellphone, cash amounting to P4,900 and assorted coins. Dulcero said Yucor is noted in the area to be peddling drugs as confirmed by two barangay officials who

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09178327226 we re pre se nt, na me ly, Kagawads Ronnie Pasunting and Gemma Villaflores. Both officials said they would have wanted these individuals to stop but their advices fell on deaf ears.jg

again. 4)  I would like to suggest that trees be planted in front of commercial buildings in Dumaguete to absorb the heat and serve as shade for people waiting for pedicabs and car parks. It is done in Singapore and there is no reason why we cannot do it also for as long as it does not get entangled with the electric wires. The side where there is no electric wires is where we can grow trees. 5)   Is  there  a  law  regulating  the smoke coming out of the chimneys of those selling barbecued chicken? At night, between 7 to 8, some streets are filled with smoke. One just has to roam around the city during that time and one can see it. Thank you for your time and more power to your weekly newspaper.

AFP’s chief ... From page 2 AFP Brigadier General Bis hop Rosalino Acac io, Chief Chaplain, denies there is even demoralization among the ranks. He also inquired if the local troops re-

ceived any messages asking them to go against the President’s no all-out war directive and received a negative response. Hence, he saw no need for a loyalty check. He stressed that the military remains focused in their respective assignments and that the AFP is on top of the situation.



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From page 18-A pride is deeply rooted in our human nature since birth. St. Augustine said, “Pride made angels into devils.” Adolf Hitler was once described by a historian as “a former house painter who never killed a chicken, placed sugar into his wine, not a womanizer, he was only given a prostitute (E.B.) as his wife and he loved so much the children and youth of Germany, but


when he finally became a dictator, he became extremely proud, egocentric, and vindictive.” He murdered three million Jews. Hence, to be an authentic Christian, one must lead a life of true humility. According to St. Therese, “Deep humility does not disturb or agitate for it comes with love of God, lasting peace and delight.” Let us always remember that “pride ruined the angels for it made them devils.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)



October 30, 2011

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

PRIDE – The Bloated Self “Swallow pride, it’s non-fattening.” – Frank Tyger

n psychological parlance, the word “ego” usually connotes a positive meaning for it implies reality testing, control of movements, perception, thinking, etc. Psychoanalysts say that the ego is the vital part of the personality that interacts with the outside world. The ego is also known as the “integrator” or “mediator” of the personality. The dict ionary defi nes However, people have a mistaken notion of what “ego” pride as the quality of being means. Most people connect it vain; an inordinate self-love; an with “braggadocio” – a nega- unreasonable conceit of sutive attitude. To a layman, an premacy as in fame, talent, “egoist” is an extremely boast- beauty, wealth, or rank. Well ful person or a braggart whose there is nothing with reasonable head has swelled like a balloon. appreciation of one’s selfOnce this balloon is pricked worth, but when it becomes so (wo unded pride), it easily excessive, it turns into pride. bursts and the egotistic person Everyone is entitled to have a becomes arrogant, insolent, normal ambition and “hitch his wagon to the star.” It is not cynical, haughty, and hostile.



ORDER In her 8 August 2011 verified Petition, Petitioner Jehan D. Herrera prays for the issuance by this Court of an Order directing the Local Civil Registrar of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental to correct the erroneous entry in her record of birth pertaining to her sex, i.e., from MALE to FEMALE, alleging that the latter is her true and correct gender. Being sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing of the Petition on 28 November 2011 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, before the sala of this Court, at which time and place, any interested person may appear and show cause why the Petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental, duly chosen by raffle, at the expense of the petitioner. Post a copy of this Order at the main entrance of this Court. SO ORDERED. 12 September 2011. (Sgd).NECIFORO C. ENOT Judge The Negros Chronicle Oct. 16, 23 & 30, 2011 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 7th Judicial Region BRANCH 63 OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICiO SHERIFF

NOTICE OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SALE Upon extrajudicial petition/application for sale under Act No. 3135 filed by STA. CATALINA (Negros Oriental) RURAL BANK, INC., against Mr. NICKARTER D. JUMALON to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of June 30, 2011 amounts to TWO HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN THOUSAND SI X HUNDRED FOUR and THI RTY THREE CENTAVOS (P267,604.33), with dai ly charges of P172.08 excl uding expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on November 10, 2011 at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 63, Bayawan City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine currency, the following real properties: ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. HV-3264-88-15-009-776 A parcel of Agricultural Land situated at Kabulacan, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental bounded as follows: on the North, Lot No.4077; on the South, Lot No. 3237; on the East, Lot No. 3236; NE, 3234; on the West, road containing an area of 2 hectares, 57 areas and 59 centares and assessed at P 6,550.00. ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. HV-3411-88-15-009-777 A parcel of Agricultural Land situated at Kabulacan, Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental bounded as follows: on the NE, Lot No. 3258; on the SE, Lot No. 3258; on the SW, Lot No. 3256 and on the NW, Lot No. 3256, containing an area of .9345 hec. And assessed at P1,850.00 TAX DECLARATION NO. 88-15-009-775 A parcel of Agricultural Land declared for taxation purposes registered in the name of Nickarter Jumalon situated at Kabulacan, Sta. Catal ina, Negros Oriental bounded as follows: on the North, Lot No. 4086; on the South, Lot No. 3258; on the East, Farm Road; on the West, Lot No. 3260 containing an area of 1.4241 hec. And assessed at P2,820.00 ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 3966 A parcel of land, Lot No. 3259-B, Cad-074618-004101, of the Negros Oriental Settlement Project, situated in the Barangay of Kabulacan, Municipality of Sta. Catalina, Province of Negros Oriental, Island of Negros, Bounded on the NE and SE along lines 1-2-3-4-5 by Barangay Road; on the SW, along lines 5-6 by Lot No. 3258, SK-0005-D; and along lines 6-7-8-9 by Lot No. 3259-A of the subdivision plan; and on the NW, along line 9-1 by Lot No. 4086, SK-00056-D, containing an area of NINETEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THIRTY NINE (19, 339) Square Meters more or less. This Notice of Extrajudicial shall be posted in Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental in four (4) conspicuous places where the above-mentioned properties places are situated and one copy shall be posted in the Office of the Clerk of the Regional Trial CourtBranch 63, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental where the public auction shall be conducted and another copy shall be published in a local newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five (5) component cities. Prospective bidders/buyers may investigate for themselves the Titles and Tax Declaration of the above-described properties and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on November 25, 2011 without further notice. Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, September 12, 2011. The Negros Chronicle Oct. 30, Nov. 6 & 13, 2011

(Sgd.) ATTY. RAY STEPHEN T. LOGRONIO Clerk of Court VI and Ex-Officio Sheriff

October Celebrations DR. ANGEL V. SOMERA Fellow, Phil. Psychiatric Association Diplomate, Phil. Board of Psychiatry

wrong to be “somebody” as long as he deserves it through honest strivings. However, today, there are people who achieve higher status or position in life and they easily become so haughty, indifferent, and aloof – “they put their noses up in the air.” Psychoanalysts say that unbridled pri de becomes a mask behind which we hide our feelings and consequently become so destructive to our personal growth and integrity. The Holy Scripture says that “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (Peter 5:6) Excessive pride is clearly evil. Jesus, Himself, demonstrated profound humility when He washed the feet of His apostles. He is giving a strong point here. Extremely proud personalities are always grappling with pride, vanity, and conceit. Theologians emphatically say that “PRIDE” is the worst among the seven cardinal sins for “it is the sin that never sleeps.” Psychologists say that To page 18-A


ctober is a month of many celebrations here in our city. Last October 15, Saturday, the Sisters of Mt. Carmel, who will be celebrating their 50 th year jubilee in Dumaguete City next year, invited friends and other religious sisters to the groundbreaking of their retirement home for the Sisters of Mt. Carmel in their convent grounds in Balugo. The next Monday, October 17, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor held their groundbreaking ceremony f or their con vent at Bajumpandan, Dumaguete City. Dumaguete  is  their first mission in Asia and their fifth around the world. While Saint Josep h Seminary College celebrated its Foundation Day on October 19, the clergy and seminarians hosted a mass and breakfast celebration to mark the birthday of Bishop John F. Du, Bishop of Dumaguete. Many will remember the Carmelite Sisters who came almost 50 years ago; we all k now Sr. Glor ia Ibalio, w ho is the Holy Child Hospital administrator, and their convent in Groundbreaking for the sisters’ retirement home with Sr. Balugo, where their novices Gloria, George Uymatiao, and Bishop John Du and aspirants stay. They run a mobile clinic among the where children and beggars and energetic Bishop John barangays and advocate ru- are fed, given clean clothes, F. Du, who is the national bathed and taught hygiene. tr easu rer of the CBCP ral health care. The Franciscan Sisters Their dream of a convent (Catholic Bishops Conferof the Poor came in 2009 and a home for the sick and ence of the Philippines), cel-

AFFIDAVIT OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the late TIBURCIA ZAMORA wife of the late Gavino Rotea Namely; Raymond Rotea-Laxina married to Salvacion L. Laxina; Jose Rotea, Jr., married to Elizabeth F. Rotea; all of legal age, have filed and executed an Affidavit of Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale by heirs of Estate of Deceased Person on lot No. 195 under OCT. NO. T 5577; situated in Bais City Negros Oriental containing an area of SIXTY NINE sq. m. per Doc. 437, Page No. 088 Book No. VI, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. ADRIAN C. BORROMEO The Negros Chronicle Oct. 16, 23, & 30,2011

HOUSE FOR RENT SIBULAN 2 bedroom, 2 CR, ho t an d co ld shower, walk-in closet, cable and internet available, secure co vered parkin g, P11,500.00/month , call 09065180316 or 419-7096. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF ASSIGNMENT NOTICE is hereby given that the heirs of the l ate I GNACI O M ONTENEGRO namel y; DOLORES ALVAREZ vda de M ONTENEGRO; CRISTINA M. LAMATA and ANGELA M. PENA, all of legal age, have filed and executed an Affidavit of Extrajudicial Settlement among heirs with Deed of Assignment on lot No. 292-B of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-2036-19 being a portion of Lot 292, Bais Cadastre LRC Cad. Rec. NO. 161) si tuated i n Alangilanan, Bais City, containing an area of 1, 142,401 square meters, and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-1625 under TCT. T NO. 1625; situated in Alangilanan, Bais City containi ng an area of 1,142,401 square meters.and a parcel of Lot 2 B- of the subdi vision pl an (LRC PSD -203619 being a portion of Lot 2, 11-12014, LRC Record No. N-16380 si tuated i n Alangilanan Bai s City containing an area of 746,246 square meters covered TCT Title No. T-16527 per Doc. No. 036; Page No: 002 Book No. VII Series of 2011 Notary Public Atty. ANDRIAN C. BORROMEO The Negros Chronicle Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13,2011

The Sisters of Mt. Carmel with Bishop Du after the mass held to celebrate their jubilee. u po n th e in vitation o f Bishop John Du to open a mission for the poor and homeless of Dumaguete City. They opened a soup kitchen on the first floor of the Marian Priests Center

homeless will be fulfilled with their groundbreaking for their new convent in Bajumpand an on a site generously given by the Uymatiao family. Our very own active

Birthday Celebrant Bishop John Du with Mrs. Yanni Dy and Indonesian Ursuline Sister Ratchat.

ebrated his birthday last October 18 with his fellow priests, seminarians, other religious sisters and friends with a dawn procession and the Holy Eucharist followed by a breakfast filled with happy camaraderie of all present. St.  Joseph  Seminary College was also celeb rating its f ou nd atio n week, so it had many activities lined up for the seminarians and guests. Dumaguete is blessed to have different religious organizations who have and continue to do mission work in our city and the province. October, known to Catholics as Rosary Month, is a happ y mo nth of man y blessin gs. It  is  also   the month the province celebrates Buglasan, the Festival of all Festivals in our beautiful province.


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Seven get life term for illegal shabu sale I

n three (3) joint judgments promulgated last October 28, 2011 in the sala of RTC, Branch 30, Dumaguete City, a special court for drug cases, four (4) women were each meted life imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine each of P500,000.00 after having found guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the offense of illegal sale of dangerous drugs. Marlyn Gonzales and Elmie Lindayao were found guilty for illegal sale of 0.01 gram of shabu, in conspiracy with each other, to a police poseur buyer by the special court. The two (2) women were also found guilty beyond reasonable doubt for illegal possession of another 0.09 gram and 0.12 gram of shabu, respectively, after a search on their persons as an incident to a lawful arrest. They were also sentenced to each suffer another 12 years and one (1) day as minimum term to 14 years as maximum term and to pay a fine of P400,000. Evangeline Abella and Mae Sendio ng were also found guilty for illegal sale of 0.01 gram of shabu, in conspiracy with each, to a poseur buyer by the special court. Mae Ann Sendiong was also found guilty beyond reasonable doubt for illegal possession of another 0.01 gram of shabu, after a search on her person as an incident to a lawful arrest. She was also sentenced to suffer an indeterminate penalty of 12 years and one (1) day as minimum term to 14 years as maximum term and to pay a fine of P400.000. In the case against Gonzales and Lindayao, the buy-bust operation took place at Zone 4, Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City on September 16, 2008, while in the case against Abella and Sendiong, the buy-bust operation took place at Upper Luke Wright, Barangay Dos, Dumaguete City last January 19, 2009.

In another joint judgment, Horace Ruta, Rene Antique and Rosefil Anlap were each meted life imprisonment and ordered to pay a fi ne each of P5 00,0 00.0 0 after havi ng found guilty beyond reasonable doubt for the offense of illegal sale of 3.59 grams of shabu, a dangerous drug, in conspiracy with each other. They were arrested after a buy-bust operation that took place on April 23, 200 8 at Sit io Dapdap, Barangay Bagacay, Dumaguete City. Horace Ruta was also found guilty beyond reasonable doubt for illegal possession of another 8.33 grams of shabu, after a search on his person as an incident to a lawful arrest. He was sentenced to suffer an indeterminate penalty of twenty (20) years and one day as minimum term to life imprisonment as maximum term and to pay a fine of P400,000. In ano ther judgment, Juandom Palencia was found guilty of illegal possession of shabu and sentenced to suffer an indeterminate penalty of twelve (12) years and one (1) day as minimum term to fourteen (14) years as maximum term and to each pay a fine of four hundred thousand pesos (P400,000.00). Palencia was found to be in possession of one (1) heat-sealed transparent sachet containing 0.01 gram of

shabu in an anti-narcotic operation at Zone 4, Barangay Looc, Dumaguete City last April 21, 2008. All the accused in these cases simply put up the defense of denial. Go nzal es and Li ndayao, Abel la and Sendiong, and Ruta, Antique and Anlap, all denied that they sold and delivered shabu to poseur-buyers. The accused Gonzales, Lindayao, Sendiong, Ruta and Palencia also all denied that they were in possession of shabu. A bare denial is an inherently weak defense and has been invariably viewed with disfavor, for it can be easily concocted but difficult to prove, and is a common standard line of defense in most prosecutions arising from violations of R.A. No. 9165. It is even weaker in these cases in the face of positive identification of all the accused by the prosecution witnesses, who are presumed to have been in the regular performance of their official duties. These convicted female prisoners will now be transported to the Correctional Insti tuti on for Women at Mandaluyong City while the convicted male prisoners will be transported to the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City.

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and the victim had secret amorou s relati ons t hat started sometime in July this year. Espedita claimed that she was sexually abused by Larena for several times against her will and was threatened, forcing her not to tell anyone. However, her husband, Jerry, had noticed his wife’s misbehavior, and took her cellphone few days before the crime. Since then, it was Jerry who was communicating with the victim using the cellphone of his wife. The pl an was hatched when Jerry confided his troubles to his brother, Jimmy, Dongcoy and a certain Misael, who sympathized with him and that the four of them gathered at the beach ho use of t he Larena family in Cangmating, Sibulan to plan out their move to eliminate Larena. In the morning of October 20, 2011, based on the time log of the victim’s cellphone, at least three text messages were received by the victim purportedly coming from Espedita, but actually texted by the husband, who arranged for the meeting in Campaclan. Nat ional Bu reau of Investigation Dumaguete chief Atty. Dominador Cimafranca disclosed that a careful scrutiny of the recovered messages and call logs of t he cellphone, clearly established that spouses Enocerta were directl y involved in enticing Larena to be at the place where he was waylaid. And from the other text messages, i t was li kewi se shown that the couple were also present near the crime scene,

because Larena slowed down his Pajero apparently to meet someone whom he knew at the said place but was waylaid by Jimmy Enocerta. After shooting the victim, Jimmy and his companion tried to commandeer the victim’s vehicle as their getaway, but was foiled because of two responding police officers, namely PO3 Cri sant o Garet and PO1 Yabres, who engaged with them in a gun fight. The suspects later on commandeered a motorcycl e as their getaway vehicle.jg

From page 1 En ocer ta;

Ramel Dongcoy, resident of Tanjay; and a certain Misael of Siaton, who are at large. The murder raps stemmed from the killing of Demetrio Teves Larena III in the morning of October 20, 2011 at the nat ional hi ghway of Sit io Campaclan, Brgy. Poblacion, Sibulan. In Monday’s inquest proceedings before assistant provincial prosecutor Maritess Macarubbo, spouses Jerry and Espedita Enocerta had waived their right for the conduct of a regular preliminary investigation and preferred to be in detention at the Negros Oriental Detention and Rehabilitation Center . They were assist ed by Atty. Elton Abrea of the provincial attorneys office (PAO). The murder charges were based on the testimonies of the spouses and the pieces of evidence recovered including the pink cellphone of Espedita where the interconnected messages with the victim was uncovered. In an i nterview, Jerry Enocerta admitted his participation in the commission of the crime and that he was the one who used the cellular phone containing the messages related to the messages sent to Larena that morning. From t he cumu lati ve pieces of evidence gathered, it was established that Espedita

Meniong Teves at 91 is more concerned in preserving the family’s fine legacy in public service for his apos.

Italian maritime ... From page 1 cerely wanted to make an impact in the lives of every able-bodied Filipino to fulfill his dreams of providing his family a decent life. Former three-term Tanjay C ity Councilor Re y Concepcion, who, despite his exit from public service, is still passionate about finding new opportunities for any Negrense or Tanjayanon in need of employment, has been busy for many months preparing the groundwork for the school’s establishment. Former Vice-Mayor Nilo Tam, who selflessly offered his 3-hectare property as the suitable site for the newest maritime school, managed to convince Mrs. Procerfina San Andres Terre i, c urre ntly president of the Elburg Ship Management of the Philippine s, Inc orpora te d and Crewtech Ship Management Philippines placement agencies that cater to the demands of more than 400 ships internationally, to provide the fresh graduates ready ships for employment. Completing the durable foursome is Mr. Licerio Napao who is using his vast and rich experience in the academe to comply with all government regulations and to secure the mark for international recognition. Having been a president for many years of two placement agencies for seamen, Terrei used her own resources to enhance the capabilities of Filipino seafarers, who were sadly allowed to graduate without acquiring all the necessary skills and knowledge to run the ships in modern times. Terrei also plans to open

His initial platform is on food security and jobs which he thinks are what the country needs. Likewise, developing the employment potentials of call centers and pursuing the establishment of a tourism board to help generate funding support from the national government. An other co ncer n that  Teves has to work with and to do overtime on is on how to polish his Cebuano, or “Bisaya,” language, because one farmer and an or-

All roads lead ... From page 1 established at the port of Dumaguete and in the coast gu ard detachments of Gu ihul ngan, Tandayag in Amlan, and in Larena, Siquijor. The Coast Guard station in Dumaguete will likewise assist the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) safety inspectors in their conduct of vessel inspections. It is also assisting the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in providing additional security by deploying K9 units and

new offices for her manning agencies here in Negros Oriental to cater to the hiring processes of qualified applicants for international placement of maritime graduates and workers. At present, any interested seafarer who wants to apply or get free enhancement training can enlist her agencies’ help in Cebu City. Both Terrei and Tam as-

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dinary man said he cant be understood by them. Cong. Arnaiz advised him to read Visayan comic books or listen regularly to morning shows of radio stations in the city. Hav ing been out in politics for the last 13 years, Teves said he still has to earn the respect of the people, even as the money factor is also to be considered because a candidate has to spend depending on who are his opponents. He was hoping the forthcoming elections would not be very expensive.jg

party. Teves’ declarati on has put an end to speculations that the 2nd district  solon  is  interested in coming back as a candidate for governor. Arnaiz made it clear he is all out in supporting Teves irrespective of what will come out in the survey to be initiated by Teves’ camp in February next year. He said Teves has the experience of being a congressman in the 3rd  district  for  11 years, then as finance secretary, and president of Land Bank. Arnaiz maintained, Teves doesn’t have to change party lines, by staying as Lakas. He deni ed insinuati ons, Teves will only be for one term, after which, he will run as governor in 2 016 . Ho wever, Arnaiz stressed he is keeping his options open depending on who will be the governor in 2013, and can even run as

crowd control in the passenger areas for embarking and disembarking passengers. The coast guard station commander in Dumaguete has also directed an intensification of pre-departure inspections, particularly on life-saving appliances, unauthorized and excess passengers, as well as the monitoring of vessels from its port of origin up to its port of destination to ensure that ships are prevented from sailing when public storm signals are declared by PAG-ASA and when sea condition is not safe for small water crafts to sail.jg

sure that the tuition fees of the new maritime school would be lower than the prevailing rates in other schools. Napao vows to make further details public as to the progress of the school’s accreditation by the Commission on Higher Education, Se curities a nd Exc hange Commission, and other agencies. mayor in his hometown as vice-governor or as governor if the need arises. The 2nd district  solon further  denied there is a trade off in supporting Teves in exchange for his brother who will be running for vice-governor, stating Vice-Gov. Apolinario Arnaiz, Jr has a chance being the incumbent presiding officer. Mayor Sagarbarria, for his part, was happy Teves has finally decided to run as governor. As NPC  member, the mayor said, “We always work as a team,” in saying whatever the decision of the group will also be his. The mayor is optimistic Teves can do something good for the city and the province especially in the field of finances, with the reduction of the Internal Revenue Allotment for next year. His inputs would be greatly needed to tilt the balance. Dumaguete’s projected IRA next year will be less P33.6 million.jg



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