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Street peddling raids


She’s no vendor, but this familiar traffic enforcer confiscates the wares for sale of illegal ambulant vendors in the market place.

treet peddling by illegal ambulant vendors is not only an upcoming social problem, but one that is creating disorder in the commercial and market areas, because they are unduly competing with legitimate retailers who are paying taxes and who are renting stalls with the city government. They also contribute to reckless disregard so long mounting traffic jams because as they can sell their wares. they ply the main streets with To page 12

VOL. 39 No. 14

Dumaguete City, Philippines

Sunday, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012




tate auditors urged the provincial government to submit all the documents pertaining to the 13 major contracts (See Page 1 for list ) as part of the post Sendong rehabilitation totaling P 961, 550,000.00 for scrutiny to determine the “reasonableness of the prices and regularity” as part of standard operating procedure of contract review. COA personnel admitted that the exercise is not to pre-audit the contracts but to review the procurement of services contained in the 13 negotiated contracts entered into by the Capitol so that all the supporting documents and activities shall be in accordance to the public bidding process under Republic Act 9184. The Provincial Government is required to subTo page 17



Gov says COA has no pre-audit powers


he Commission on Audit (COA) is no longer allowed to pre-audit, so it can not possibly “pre-audit” the Php480 million calamity fund given to Negros Oriental by the office of the president. This was bared by Gov. Roel Degamo. Degamo issued this statement: The Php480 Sendong calamity fund has already been credited to the account of the province and is in provincial depository banks in Dumaguete City. This makes the withdrawal or withholding attempts To page 17

City Mayor prefers DYEM–NC bare media ombudsmen biodegradable plastic


umaguete City Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria expressed his strong preference for the use of “biodegradable plastics” even if there is no government agency including in the national level that is authorized to certify if said plastics, indeed, truly have a chemical composition that turns it into an earth matter after 6 months to 5 years.


wo legal luminaries have accepted our invitation to act as our media ombudsman , as our listeners’ and readers’ repository of their feedbacks and complaints if any in the manner by which we execute our policies on media selfregulation. We take the lead in opening ourselves for public scrutiny as our way of being transparent in our news coverage and treatment of issues as distinguished between media- produced and sponsored productions, both in print and broadcast. The art of being decent in the delivery of political mesATTY. ARTURO DUPIO sages in the midst of IBP Chapter President To page 4

Sagarbarria also defended some big stores including Lee Plaza and his own Sans Rival,

which continue to avoid the use of paper bags for their hundreds of To page 12

GARY still GO for Gov


HON. ELEUTERIO CHIU Former Executive Judge

ormer Finance Minister Gary Teves is still the man to watch as he bids for the governorship of the province starting October 1 as he will file his certificate of candidacy by then.

As this developed, political kingmaker Meniong Teves has confirmed Gary’s official candidacy most possibly under the

BINAY ticket. Miniong Teves also confirmed the following : To page 19


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Himampangon-cliff construction: above board



Commentators’ Covenant of Ethics


he political season is getting hotter even as the filing of certificates of candidacies of wanabees will be over by October 2. Local elections are hotter because the contending candidates come from the locality itself. And the fight is more intense when it is among those in the neiborhood.


uros Development Corp, builders of the multi million peso project of protecting Himampangon cliff in Manjuyod (photo) from earthquakes and landslides, assured that the work is above board and is under the highest standard of quality control. Duros DevCorp is located now in To page 19

TOP OF THE WEEK Cover intel funds under FOI bill


o further enhance accountability and transparency among government officials, which is the core objective of the Freedom of Information Bill, 3rd District Congressman Pryde Henry Teves will push for the inclusion of the full disclosure of the expenses incurred by any Head of Government in the utilization of the intelligence and confidential fund at least after five years. Presently, all expenses Executives are not subject in the use of the intelli- to the usual liquidation gence and confidential To page 17 funds by the Local Chief

TG sets P10M for Siaton grandstand


t’s not grandstanding! One of Siaton’s favorite sons Senator TG Guingona pledged some P 10 million for the construction of a new grandstand that will also house two classrooms, shower rooms and offices for use by the central elementary school. mates by presenting the Senator Teofisto project that is expected to Guingona, who considers begin construction before Siaton as his second home, will provide the latter with the year ends. To page 17 a fitting gift to his town


Our radio blocktimes and commentators have agreed among themselves that radio station DYEM Star Energy Fm will invite an ombudsman who will act as the pulse of the listeners and call the attention of commentators and blocktimers who may go out of bounds, away from the radio code ll three candidates vying for the post of of ethics of the KBP. So hereunder is the full text of their covGeneral Manager of the Negros Orien-

GMbets favor GCGI’s cheaper power offer


tal Electric Cooperatives 2 admitted in a recent public forum that buying power from Green Core Geothermal Incorporated would be cost-effective, which shall eventually translate to lower electric bills and bigger dividends for member consumers. Despite playing as the NORECO 2’s contract foremost defender of with KEPCO, Engr. Chito To page 12

Business firms ask: clarify Plastic ban ordinance


nspite of the public acceptability of the city’s plastic ordinance, the business community wanted certain provisions to be ironed out and clarified in the wake of recent developments that has impelled a big establishment in the city to file a positon paper before the city mayor’s office.

Dynamic Development Corporation, or Lee Plaza through its legal counsel, Atty Raymund Mercado stressed his client is not

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COA questions P4.5M school bus buy


he Commission on Audit expressed concern over the direct purchase of a new school bus for the Negros Oriental State University without a public bidding as mandated by law. However, the state university defended the purchase as above board and the accountant has reportedly assured the COA that a certificate from an international company declaring Vallacar Transit as “the sole distributor of their vehicles in the Philippines” will be secured and presented soon. The COA conceded that

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-o0oNotice in the barrios, there are more fightings, more intrigues and conflicts from among local residents than those among city folks.

Media Ombudsman Atty. Arturo Dupio, IBP chapter president (left) news-hen anchor Florence Baesa and commentator Nes Timosan, Dindo Generoso and others, did sign the covenant of adherence to the tenets of KBP Radio Code of the Philippines and the Phil PRESS Institute Journalists’ Code of Ethics. The rest of the other blocktimers and commentators also affixed their respective signatures. The other media Ombudsman is retired RTC Executive Judge Eleuterio Chiu.

enant among themselves and their listeners: THE COVENANT :

the certification will treat the irregularity observed during the contract review as that would be sence of public bidding in the purchase of the new school bus. Nevertheless, the COA


counseled Local Government Units and other government agencies to avoid the practice of direct pur-

We, the duly accredited and contracted blocktimers, announcers, newscasters of the undersigned radio stations, on this 13th day of September 2012, hereby jointly sign this pledge before our colleagues in the media industry and our appointed PRESS RADIO OMBUDSMAN in the persons of IBP President Atty Arturo Dupio and retired Executive Judge Eleuterio Chiu: we hereby declare:

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September 16, 2012


Act of God: Defending God

W Editorial (From page 1)

Press-Radio Ombudsman

bitter adversities especially among 2013 election wanabees , is the legacy that we want to humbly start here in our twin media outlets, as our way of giving due respect to the city’s good name as the city of gentle people. Like any new media culture that we wanted to nurture as a way of delivering fine language and decency in both print and broadcast, we have launched last Thursday the 13 th of September, the PRESS-RADIO OMBUDSMAN the first in media culture in this city, although long time implemented in bigger cities. DYEM Star Energy FM and the NEGROS CHRONICLE join the ranks of media entities who have appointed our own Media Ombudsman, whom we discerned as the best to represent the psyche of our readers and listeners. The purpose is not to curtail our own freedom of speech, but to enhance the media policy of self-regulation. Since media is free, therefore, it behooves that we regulate ourselves in the pursuit of our noble mission as purveyors of public information. We need our audience to evaluate what we are doing. Our media ombudsmen are IBP Chapter President Atty Arturo Dupio and former Dxecutive Judge Eleuterio Chiu.

The public thru our media ombudsman may send their complaints and suggestions to an email address which we will announce later on how to improve our delivery of the news, our commentaries, editorial policies and our music culture that we play on the air in our radio station DYEM FM, the city’s pioneer, by the way. As expected, despite the promises or eagerness to join by several of our other media commentators and radio hosts from other stations, they showed us texts of their managers who urged them to beg off. We don’t know why. And we were sorry for those who would have wanted to join in the media ombudsman culture but were prevented by their superiors. We can now doubly confirm that some media outlets have a different agenda. We can be mistaken. We ask our readers, listeners, advertisers and friends to support our launching of the media ombudsman who cover only our print and broadcast outfits, just like our big colleagues in the metro. We are among the small networks that are blazing the trail of freedom in the countrysides. We trek the most dangerous trails in the industry, and in the most dangerous place in the world for working journalists. But this is our ministry, and in God we give all our TRUST.-

hoever invented the phrase “act of God” must hate God. The inventor refers the phrase “act of God” to natural calamities, disasters, mayhem, perils, dam-

ages. This is unfair because it creates a misimpression that everytime there is a natural disaster, it is a result of God’s intervention. We— as Christians— believe that God does not desire to harm His own children. Besides, if there is a natural calamity, there is no evidence, nay eyewitness, that God really was the principal by direct participation in causing such calamity. Neither can there be evidence that God masterminded the perpetration of such calamity. So by blaming natural disasters and human sufferings to “acts of God” is a product of human imagination. It is hearsay. It is a conclusion that has no basis. So I do not know why human sufferings resulting from natural causes like volcanic eruption, lightning, landslides, and flooding are attributable to “acts of God.” The phrase “acts of God” is even accepted as part legal language. The Supreme Court recognizes the phrase acts of God. For example, the case Philippine Bar Association versus Court of Appeals (October 3, 1986) defines an act of God this way: “An act of God has been defined as an accident, due directly and exclusively to natural causes without human intervention, which by no amount of foresight, pains or care, reasonably to have been expected, could have been prevented.” I disagree with this. In the first place, if it is an accident, then how could it be an act of G o d ? To legally recognize the phrase “act of God” To page 12




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or now, the Philippine real estate business- an industry founded on the basis of “location, location and location” is not about to belly-up. No real estate bubble, its growth and resilience, in fact, are real. There are many solid footings that conspire to make real estate such an unsinkable armada-warship that it is today.

Count a stable banking system which is liquid enough to place its bet on the real estate boom- bullish enough to allocate a hefty 20% of its loan portfolio to this market. Also,both collective buyers and sellers have such immense faith In each other- that the dramatic rise in residential development has been buttressed by the so-called “ pre-selling” methods. Can one imagine a newspaper sold 60% of the issue


before seeing print? That’s the story of the real estate boom in this country. And there is help- of course- from the low interest rates prevailing in the marketplace- one of the lowest in recent memory. The unsatisfied demand of 500,000 housing backlog for the low-end users has been staring in our faces for a decade now. And then there is that strong 10 million OFWs -in various professions- sending USS21-B remittances in one year and

now account for at least 20% of the entire real estate market-and rising. Another 600,000 BPO employees (moving to 1 million soon) also have deep pockets and have such “gung-ho” spending styles that will suck up readily the middle and high end dwelling places. The expats are likewise drooling over the Philippines. Just as the nayers said the GDP first quarter growth of 6.3% was artificially buTo page 10

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So that the public may know: The Negros Oriental Electric Cooperative II (NORECO II) entered into a Php 52.1 million loan agreement with Su-Mai International Inc. in April 2008 for the supply of 5,564 concrete poles payable until March 2015, plus interest. Contrary to the said agreement, NORECO II made full payment, without discount, last December 2011, however, as of this date, only 266 poles have been delivered. Significantly, Su-Mai could no longer be found. For over a month, the City Council repeatedly invited the NORECO II Board to shed light into the matter, the latter declining on various grounds ranging from avoiding allegedly grandstanding council members, to it being a non-issue as they have explained already to the media, to the latest being that the records are so voluminous. Since NORECO II is comfortable with the media as a fora for discussion, the City Council pose hereunder some of the questions which we would have asked the NORECO leadership had they chose to appear in our meetings: 1.

Before NORECO 2 entered into a Commodity Loan Agreement (CLA) with Su-Mai last April 16, 2008, did NORECO 2 conduct a due diligence inquiry or plant site inspection to determine the legitimacy and the capacity of SuMai to undertake the PhP 52.1 million deal? If so, when was the inquiry made, and who did the inquiry? (Is there a written report of such inquiry?)

have been delivered already? Where are these now? 6.

Of the concrete poles delivered, how many have been used by NORECO 2 and where are these located in order to be verified? Do these poles require additional devices in order to be functional? If so, are those devices or equipment part of the Agreement with Su-Mai?


Did the General Assembly approve the NORECO 2-Su Mai deal? When? Is this on record?



When the deal was allegedly amended twice, was it approved by the Board? If so, did NORECO 2 management inform the General Assembly about such amendments? When? And what was the decision of the General Assembly?

Of the poles delivered (266 so far), NORECO 2 paid 3.8 million pesos for delivery from Cebu. Was this ever contemplated during the contract negotiation phase in 2008? (If not, why?)


Was the purchase of the concrete poles consistent with any existing law as of 2008, as well as with NORECO 2 policies then prevailing? (Any written finding to that effect?)


Per Agreement, has Su-Mai been faithful in delivering its obligations? (If no, why not? And what has NORECO 2 management done or intends to do?)


Considering that the deal was to be paid over several years, how much of the agreed contract price has NORECO 2 paid Su-Mai already? How much is the balance? If NORECO 2 paid in full already, WHY? (If the latter, is it with Board approval and who paid the full amount?)


Of the 5,564 concrete poles Su-Mai agreed to deliver to NORECO 2, how many concrete poles

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10. In case Su-Mai fails to deliver all the concrete poles, who will bear the loss? The Cooperative/consumers?

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September 16, 2012

Two sets of Jewels

Accountability and Townhall meetings


etter to have second-hand diamonds than none at all,.” Mark Twain once joked. On the 40th anniversary of martial law, Rep. Imelda Marcos, wails about stolen diamonds and jewelry. No, no, no. Imelda did left. She paraded the not say she stashed stolen bogus trinkets before gems. “The Presidential reporters. Commission on Good “I have no expertise on Government stole my jewelry”, President Benigno jewels,” she claims. “They Aquino shrugged. After the should return them, instead museum road show,. PCGG of displaying them” ( at proposed the jewels be National Musuem ). They auctioned. “I just want to were already mine before ensure all will be disposed off Ferdinand became properly, and every centavo president”. go to the government.”. “Jewels take The exhibit-cumpeople’s mind off their auction proposal caromed wrinkles.” Now pushing into 2012 martial law rites 83, Imelda gripes she that goes beyond routine has only paste gems

n our political society, there is very little accountability. Oftentimes elective officials only render progress reports, if at all during elections which may be too late for their constituents to do something about. The constitution has a recall provision, which allows for the ouster of elective officials, if a certain percentage of the electorate will sign up for his ouster. In the absence of progress, reports or oversight activities on the part of the community, this specific provision is rendered inutile. In other countries like meeting held in his the US and the UK, “town constituency. Actually, a town hall meetings” are held hall meeting is an informal regularly to check on the gathering, where everybody performance of elective in a town is invited to voice officials. I recall that in a their opinion, or just listen in visit to the houses of on the report of their elected parliament in London, officials. In this meeting, it is where I had a chat with an the practice of the elected MP, my host had to beg off official, to render a report to attend a town hall card on his performance as


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A life in a cockroach nest

A Journey Through Cancer


rolled over in bed and found myself eye to eye with a cockroach... I made my way to the bathroom only to find three m ore trying to eat my toothbrush...brushing your teeth, the five I have left with a tooth brush full of rubbing alcohol is not a very good way to start breakfast, adds a special flavor the leaves much to be desired, backing out the door I sprayed the room one more time, I think the little cockroach bastards have not read the can,they do not know it is poison, they shower in the stuff,outside I pass the local prostitute, all 300 pounds of her, she nods a a black car pulls up and greeting, I wish she slams on the brakes a man would not sit on the leaps out and runs into the stairs,or at least wear little swamp beside the some panties, talk about road the next thing I know an "UGLY" there are five police cars MORNING,got a mile with lights flashing and a half to walk to the surround me there is a hospital.I give myself helicopter over head they plenty of time not in the chase down the soaking best shape right now lost wet f ugi t i ve al l of this twenty pounds as I am takes place around me and walking along the street Turn to page 7


omeone said that the heart of the problem is the problem of the heart. I see a lot of hearts on February. From red throw pillows to boxes of chocolate, greeting cards and red roses with heart shaped objects around them to express love and affection. Hearts are everywhere. It reminds me to search my own heart. There are things that I didn’t like to see. A big SELF is written in big bold letters. Do you sometimes search your heart? If you are alone, sipping a cup of tea or coffee, a newspaper in your hand, do you take time to see what is going on inside your heart, even as you scan these pages? The heart is only about the size of a fist. It weighs between 250 to 350 grams are a male. A fetus heart or less than a pound. But its beats even faster, 140 to size and weight belie its 160 per minute. Its shape amazing strength and is like a popular valentines endurance. It beats image. ceaselessly, at an average The heart with its rate of 72 to 80 per minute if team mates of miles of you are a female and 64 to blood vessels 72 beats per minute if you Turn to page 7

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U.S. Army, Cpt (ret)

Being a Lola


nothing less than vital union with God. “My speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom, but in the showing of the Spirit and power, that your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God,” says St. Paul. (2,4-5) Further down this Pauline chapter, the apostle of the Gentiles professes that “we have the mind of with



REACHING is, of course, an indispensable activity of the Church, because this is none other than transmitting the word of God. Yes, the word of God, eternal and ever relevant to us, needs to be proclaimed always, so as to be known, loved and lived by all as much as possible.

It is the word that gives us eternal life and not just some human and natural knowledge. As St. Peter said, when our Lord asked the apostles, if they too would leave him after telling them he was the bread of life that caused disbelief among the Jews, “To whom shall we go? You have the word of eternal life.” (Jn 6,68) If we go by the standard expressed by St. Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians, then this must be a tremendous responsibility requiring



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ast Sunday being Grandparents Day, Jun and I spent a delightful dinner with our daughter, some of her children, and our three great grandchildren, Cam, Biggy and Christopher. They took turns taking Jun off to their playroom to see and play with their toys while we girls watched Bianca, our granddaughter, talk about her breastfeeding advocacy on TV. That evening when I reached home, I took some time out to reflect on my role as a grandmother. Here are some of my thoughts. Being a lola (I have 12 grandchildren and three apo sa tuhod) is not about sitting down and “teaching” m y

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Heart (Villegas)

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throughout the body, works tirelessly to take in nutrients and oxyge n and e xcrete wastes night and day. Its job, is so crucial that God enclosed the heart in a double walled sac called pericardium. This is made of tough dense connective tissue layer, which protects the heart, anchors it to surrounding vital structures and it also prevents overfilling of the heart with blood. If the heart skips a beat, we r ealize how muc h we depend on this organ every second of our existence. The heart is the center of debates and arguments for many centuries. The ancient Greeks believe that it is the throne of intelligence. Most of us think that it is the source of emotions. Yet, the heart is more complicated than these. As much as the heart is the center of life which pulsates within us, it also plays a vital role in what kind of life we live. Events a nd circumstances which are happening in the world today a re much influenced by the condition of the heart. We can fill it with goodness which can protect the weak or with evil intent to harm, deceive or sow chaos. As much as the heart is the cente r of life whic h

pulsates within us, it also plays a vital role in what kind of life we live. Events and circumstances which are happening in the world today ar e muc h influence d by the condition of the heart. We c an fill it with goodne ss whic h c an protect the weak or with evil intent to harm, deceive or sow chaos. Most of the world’s problems today come from the condition of the heart. They say that a nation’s destiny is determined by its leaders. But can the leader change people’s hearts? Aren’t we responsible for our own state of hearts? David wrote in Psalms 139:23-24Search me O God and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Se e if the re is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. If there is a n instrument that can measure the colors of the heart, what colors do you think would depict jealousy, discontentment, greed, selfishness, pride, kindness, humility, mercy, understanding or love? God made our hearts so wonderfully. Only He

can change what He has made. Again it’s a choice. He is too gentle and polite to force entr y. B ut, He is always willing if you like.

Cockroach.. from page 6 no one even said "good morning".I trudged on arriving at the hospital about five minutes late the y moved the clinic surprising how many people including myself who had no ide a where it was move d to.I finally found it by going from floor to floor, nobody had bothered to put up any signs by this time I was so de hydr ated my blood pressure was 101/71 funny. I would have sworn it would be higher to match my anger and frustration Looks like my ordeal will be over in time for me to return for New Years.Wont be able to wish my wife Cora a happy birthday ( 6 September) but, things a re going well the hospital is working as fast as one could expect as I will lose my sense of taste and my ability to swallow will be impaired not to mention being VERY nauseous I am having a tube put into my stomach, so, I can be fed directly a little risk but it will insure my immune system and energy levels sta y up meaning I come home sooner. I always envied Gene Simons of the rock band "Kiss" he has this long (Kojak)

tongue drives the ladies crazy I now without teeth. can lick my own eyebrows but somehow it is not as sexy as I once thought it would be. Walked more in the last month than I have in the last six years never thought I would miss that piece of crap motorcycle of mine.

Being... (Catan)

from page 6

newly opened blossom, and the sound of the sea echoing inside a sea shell. Oftentimes,seeing ordinary things through the eyes of a child opens my soul’s eyes to the wonders of life that I have overlooked, and my day suddenly takes on a heaven-sent luminosity. My apo love to hear my stories as well, about how I grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont. They marvel at the difference in their childhood and mine, as well as how much children are alike, no matter where they grow up. We take walks together, we sing songs and read stories together, we laugh and cry together. Just

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being there for them while they are playing, reading, or napping is a blessing, a prayer of presence. As the youngsters grow into teenagers, our times together become ‘by appointment only’, fitting quality time in between their studies, sports, activities, gimmicks with their barkada, and family bonding times. I listen to their struggles with teenage angst, laugh with them at whatever hits them with silliness at that moment, help them with their shopping (they shop while I sit down and watch them debate over which t-shirt makes the better statement) and treat them to merienda. Three of my apo have already joined the workforce. I never cease to marvel at the fresh outlook and energy they bring each day to their work despite the problematic situations in their offices that they tell me about. In their


spare time, they are helping me advance in my computer knowledge, even as I counsel them in helping them deal with business situations and relationships. Hopefully and regardless of their age level, during the time we spend together (which, by the way, is usually too short), I am able to pass on to them values and attitudes toward life, maybe not by what I say, but more importantly through what I do. Value systems are not so much taught as they are modeled through our lives. Being a lola doesn’t only mean that age is catching up on me. Remaining young at heart and in love with life is what counts! Being a grandparent and a great grandparent is a celebration of life at its best! Abraham Lincoln said it right: “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”



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A PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT Committhanks to the Lord whatever you do, and your Give in all circumstances, for plans this is will succeed. –– Proverbs 16:3 Jesus God’s will for you in Christ


Psalm 37:1-6

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Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.3 Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe

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pasture.4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. QUESTIONS TO PONDER

ga igsoon, mituo ba kamo nga ang Simbahan wala gahunahuna sa kaayohan sa tanan? Nagtuo ba kamo nga ang Simbahan wala  maghunahuna  sa kaayohan sa tanang kababainhan? Sa pagkatinuod mga igsoon, ang Simbahan dakong supak sa RH bill tungod kay gihunahuna sa Simbahan ang kaayohan, ug ang mas labi pa gyung maayo alang sa mga kababainhan ug alang sa tanang katawhan. Kung aduna ma’y institutusyon nga tinuod gayod nga Pro-Wom en, m ao na kana ang Simbahan. Kung aduna ma’y institusyon nga tinuod nga pabor ug nagatudlo sa Responsible Parenthood, mao na kana ang Simbahan. Kung aduna ma’y institusyon, nga tinuod nga nagtudlo mahitungod sa lunsay nga women’s health, women’s rights and children’s welfare, mao na kana ang Simbahan. Ag Simbahang Catolico maoy nag-una niining maong mga hilisgutan. Gani lamang kay ang Kampo ni Satanas, nga nag-promote sa RH bill nanguwat man sa katawhan sa pag-ingon nga ang Simbahan anti-women kuno. Nga ang Simbahan supak kuno sa Responsible Parenthood.Nga ang Simbahan supak kuno sa Women Empowerment. Mga igsoon, dili nato sila tuohan. Nagagamit sila sa taktika ni Satanas ngapasanginlan ang Simbahan sa mga butang nga dili tinuod. Nagagamit sila sa mga pamaagi aron nga ang katawhan dili na maminaw sa Simbahan kay ang Simbahan, bisan

n regard to the New English Roman Missal to be used starting December 2012, Fr. Anscar J. Chupungco, OSB, the former President and Rector Magnificus of the Ateneo d’ Sant’ Anselmo in Rome, raises the following   questions for Filipino  Catholics to ponder: 1. Question of Word for Word Translation Opening Prayer for Ash Wednesday (1973): Lord, protect us in our struggle against evil. As we begin the discipline of Lent, make this day holy by our self-denial. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son... Collect for Ash Wednesday (2010): Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of selfrestraint. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son... Note the concluding sentence in 2010 version, which has no subject and verb. What does “campaign of Christian service” mean? The Latin is: praesidia militiae christianae, which the 1973 translation simply renders “discipline of Lent”. 2. Question of Lengthy Text: Advent Preface I (1973): Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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hat is your mission in life? Have you thought about it? Have you taken all of your talents and experiences along with the desires of your heart and boiled them down into a concise understanding of the mission you are on? Would any friend or family member be able to accurately tell what mission you are on? Does anyone know your goals and how you are trying to accomplish them? Do you? If you responded with a lot of noes, it is an anchor and a rudder. It is an anchor time that you lay the cornerstone to the because it allows you to stay steadfastly foundation of everything you are doing in place while you decline offers and professionally and personally. That temptations that would distract you cornerstone is a personal mission statement from your mission. It is a rudder that reflects who you are, what are you because it helps you stay the course doing, and the way in which you’re doing while you are moving toward your goals. it. You may be caught up in the momentum A good mission statement can prevent of earning a living, fulfilling your roles as a a thousand failures and wasted effort. spouse and a parent, nurturing friendships, When you are confused by outside and meeting obligations without having a influences or internal em otional conscious awareness of where you’re turmoil, the mission statement can be headed. You’ve never stopped to analyze the solid rock that grounds your what your life’s purpose is all about. You decisions in reality. Writing a personal mission statement is, function, do your best, and hope and pray in a sense, the ultimate goal-setting exercise. that everything comes out all right. A mission statement provides you Actually, it is the distillation of multiple goals with a compass. It states in black and into a central theme. If you haven’t thought white what you want to be, what you concretely about the goals you can and want to accomplish, and what your would like to accomplish, now is the time to governing values are. It becomes both do it, especially before you compose your


GOSPEL Philippians 4:1-13

    The Law and the Promise

herefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your

requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but

Sunday Thoughts “TO HELL AND BACK”(4)

“Jesus went and preached to the spirits in prison.” 1 Peter 3: 19


ur hell that has often been made so because of the absence of heaven in our lives could be the home. I have read a colum n in the Inquirer written by a 23-year old  woman. She expresses out of the agony of spirit how it is, as she says, that her parents live in a private hell of their own - and of their choosing.” For they fight over every little thing, and it could be early in the morning or in the middle of the night or at noon in the middle of lunch. And this unhappy woman would have chosen to move out of their home were it not for her concern with her younger brothers and sisters. The poor woman is practically saying she’s imprisoned in a hell. And how do we experience heaven in many homes (generally out in our slums and county side) where there are too many mouths to feed? Young people, with us multiplying like rabbits, there will be 150, 000,000 Filipinos thirty years from now! How hungry our mosses will be!

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Of course a home can become chaotic if there is even just one child or adult who is a drug addict. Quote a few families in Cebu resort to having their own children arrested because of the violence that erupts from a drug-crazed kid. And a very comm on hell as written in headline news items is the matter of what to do with property handed down from parents to their children. You will recall the news item about a family in that came together for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Their conversation turned to how they’d share the property and the celebration turned bloody. Should not parents settle the matter of who inherits this or that before they die? That is why it is important that we live out what we say in the Lord’s to page 15

LOTS FOR SALE Around Negros NEW STOCKS • Sta. Aguida, Pamplona, 10 hectares @ P30.00 per sq.m. • San Jose, 29 hectares with coconut trees and sugarcane plantation @ P50.00 per sq.m. • Sta. Catalina, 4.3 hectares with sugarcane plantation ready for harvest @ P20.00 per sq.m. • Northern Junob, Dgte City, 19,900 sq.m. @ P1,500.00 per sq.m. • Candau-ay, Dgte City, 12,782 sq.m. @ P500.00 per sq.m. • Junob, Dgte City, along the road with fruit-bearing coconut trees @ P2,000.00 per sq.m. • Jimalalud, Neg. Or. 6,844 sq.m. with fruit bearing, coconut trees @60K


Two sides adjacent to good neighbors, two sides free, negotiable

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CALL: 0918-929-6047 NEW LOTS FOR SALE  Bayawan City, located in the heart of the city, near City Hall, 349 sqms at 3,000.oo/sqm  Bacong Negros Oriental located at the National highway, wide frontage, 1,308 sqms at 1,300.00/sqm  Meciano Road, Dgte City, interior lot, suited for boarding house and restaurant, 525 sqms at 1,000.00/sqm

RUSH SALE Price: Negotiable Call: 09189296047

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Residential Lots for Sale Total Lot Area 1,310 sqms 305 sqms 6,998sqms 1,400sqms 1,000sqms 845sqms 425sqms 135qsms 198sqms 2,884sqms 2,004sqms 120sqms 295sqms 296sqms 300sms 477sms 280sqms 300sqms 500sqms 1,000sqms 600sqms 1,000sqms 415sqms 498sqms 500sqms 629sqms 630sqms 417sqms 1,000sqms 332sqms 320sqms 340sqms



Motong, Dgte. City Fatima Village, Dgte. City Bong-bong, Valencia Neg. Or Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg.Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Bong-aw, Valencia Neg. Or. Talay, Dgte. City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City West Balabag, Valencia East Balabag, Valencia East Balabag, Valencia Pob. Valencia Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Bacong, Neg. Or. Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City

P2,500/sqm P4,500/sqm P500/sqm P1,600/sqm P1,300/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P3M P2,000/sqm P250K P2,000/sqm P2,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P900K P1,000/sqm P1,000/sqm P1,200/sqm P1,300/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P4,500/sqm P4,500/sqm P4,500/sqm

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OCEAN VIEW LOTS FOR SALE Balili, Valencia Neg. Or. 20,575sqms, w more or less 130 fruit bearing sweet mango trees, w electricity and water access, along the road, clean title @ P500/sqm only Liptong, Valencia Neg. Or., 911sqms, w 2-storey cottage, situated 650 feet above Dgte City, overlooking, w electricity and water access, along the brgy road, clean title @ P1.2M only Liptong, Valencia Neg. Or., 910sqms, situated 645 feet above Dgte City, overlooking, w electricity and water access, along brgy road, clean title @ P900K only San Antonio, Sibulan Neg. Or., 16,279sqms, located 700 feet above Dgte City, ocean view, with road right of way, w electricity and water access, clean title @ P400/sqm Palimpinon, Valencia Neg. Or., 975sqms, located 700 feet above Dgte City, near Tiera Alta, ocean view, with water, electricity, internet, cable and phone access, along the road, clean title @ P2M only Palimpinon, Valencia Neg. Or., 1,111sqms, situated 780 feet above Dgte City, near Tiera Alta, ocean view, w electricity, water, cable, phone and internet access, along the road, clean title @ P1,500/sqm Palimpinon, Valencia Neg. Or., 2,220sqms, situated 780 feet above Dgte City, near Tiera Alta, ocean view, w electricity, cable, water, internet and phone access, along the road , clean title @ P1,500/sqm Ugahong, Valencia Neg. Or. 3.2hectares, located 400 feet above Dumaguete City, along the road, two sides attached to the road, w electricity and water access, clean title @ P500/sqm only Ajong, Sibulan Neg. Or., 1,000sqms, overlooking, along the national highway, clean title @ P3,000/sqm only

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NC Sept. 16, ISSUE p65.p65


Residential Lots for Sale Total Lot Area

475 sq.m., clean title, near the new club house, has a good view of Mt. Talinis

HOUSE AND LOTS FOR SALE Junob, Dgte. City brand new house finished just recently, 225 sqms lot area, 2BR, CR and bath car garage can accomodate 2 cars, well maintained lawn, fully fenced, clean title @3M only Pulangtubig, Dgte City, 211sqms lot area, 1BR, 1CR, fully fenced, w car park, w road right of way, clean title @ P1.1M only Batinguel, Dgte City, 321sqms lot area, 3BR, 2 CR and bath, garage can accomodate, well maintained lawn, with 6m wide road right of way, clean title @ P2.3M only Pulangtubig, Dgte. City, 360sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, spacious living rooms both at the 1st floor and at the 2nd floor, w garage, fully fenced, spacious lawn, along the road, clean title @ P3.2M only. Bantayan, Dgte. City, 300sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, fully fenced, w garage with road right of way, clean title @ P3.2M only Junob, Dgte City, 250sms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w extended dining area, fully fenced, w car garage, wash area, along the road, clean title @ P1.7M only Motong, Dgte City, 360sqms lot area, 2 storey, 1MBR, 2BR, 2CR and bath, fully fenced, w maids quarter, spacious living rooms, w car garage, along the road, clean title @ P3.5M only Bantayan, 210sqms lot area, 2 storey, spacious living room, 5BR, 3CR and bath, maids quarter, dirty kitchen, 2-wheel vehicles passage only, clean title @ P2.2M only Cantil-e, Dgte City, 1,000sqms lot area, 240sqms floor area, spacious living room, dining area, kitchen, w native living room, 1MBR, 2BR, 2 CR and bath, maids room, CR outside, fully fenced, well maintained spacious lawn, w car garage, phone line, cable ready, high-speed broadband, w road right of way, clean tile @ 5.5M only Bantayan, Dgte City, 600sqms lot area, 2 storey, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w car garage, fully fenced, with road right of way, clean title @ P3M only Motong, Dgte City, 300sqm lot area, 1MBR, 2BR, landscaped lawn, w car garage, w road right of way, fully fenced, house newly built, clean title @ P4.5M only Camanjac, Dgte City, 300sqms lot area, 2BR, 2CR and bath, maids quarter, w covered car garage, house built w native design, situated in an interior but cool place, w road right of way, clean title @ P2M only. Bagacay, Dgte City, 800sqms lot area, 1MBR, 2BR, 2CR and bath, maids quarter, laundry area, spacious lawn, w car garage, w road right of way, clean title, @ P6.5M only Junob, Dgte City, 80sqms lot area, 2BR, 2CR and bath, fully fenced, along the road, clean title @ P800K only Cantil-e, Dgte City, 890sqms lot area, 1MB, 3BR, 2CR and bath, maids quarter, CR outside, spacious living room, well-designed garden, spacious lawn, car garage, fully fenced, along the road, clean title @ P8M only Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or., 1,211sqms lot area, 275sqms floor area, 1MBR, 3BR, 3CR and bath, 1 in-suite bathroom, 2 living rooms, 2 covered outside patio downstairs, dining area, kitchen, outside utility room, upstairs balcony, abundant water supply, phone line, high speed broadband, cable ready, centralized hot water systems, fully furnished, fully fenced, 65sqm swimming pool, outside shower room for swimming pool user, matured garden, well-landscaped lawn, includes 3 dr pajero and a motorbike, along the road, clean title at P12M only (negotiable). Bacong, Neg. Or., 1,235sqms lot area, 200sqms floor area,1MB, 2BR, 2 CR and bath, maids quarter, w garage, spacious lawn, along the road, clean title @ P4M only Bacong, Neg. Or. 278sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only. Bacong, Neg. Or. 262sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only. Bacong, Neg. Or. 250sqms lot area, 3BR, 2CR and bath, w garage, lawn, along the road, clean title @ P2M only Pulantubig, 64sqms 1BR, 1CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 300K only Batinguel, 163sqms, 3BR, 1CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 1.4M only Motong, 300sqms, 3BR, 1CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 1.5M only Batinguel, 133sqms, 2 storey house, 2BR, 2CR and bath, with road right of way, clean title at 1M only Silliman Heights 80sqms., Brand New House 2BR, 1CR and bath, house presentable, along the road, fully fenced, clean title @ P1.5M only Bagacay, 343 sqms. 3 BR, 2 CR and bath, w/another house beside the main house, along the road, clean title less than a km from Hypermart & Robinsons @1.6M only Cantil-e, Dgte. City 200sq.m floor area; 1000 sq.m lot area; 5 bedrooms; 3 aircon; 3 bathrooms; 1 Storage room, covered parking lot; fully fenced; landscaped lot; fully furnished P5.8M

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BEACH LOTS FOR SALE 250sqms, Cangmating, Sibulan Neg. Or.,beach front, along the road, tax declaration @ P450K only 500sqms, Cangmating, Sibulan Neg. Or., beach front, along the road, clean title @ P3M only 2,000sqms, Bacong Neg.Or., beach front, w fence, along the road, clean title @ P6M only 1,763sqms, Bacong Neg. Or., beach front, clean title @ P5M only 2,425sqms, Zamboanguita, Neg. Or., beach front, along the national highway, clean title @ P2.3M only 3,444sqms, Bacong Neg. Or., beach front, along the cemented road, clean title @ P1,400/ sqm only 11,585sqms, Tayasan NegOr., beach front, along the highway, clean title at 1500/sqm. 353sqms, Bacong NegOr., beach front, with road right of way, clean title at 1.3M only 1,300sqms, Jimalalud Neg. Or., fully fenced, with cottage, along the road, clean title at 4M only

Beach House for Sale

Cangmating beach, 430sqms, 2BR w CR and bath, shower rooms, CR and bath outside, w car garage, spacious lawn and playground, along the road, clean title at P4.5M only

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September 16, 2012

503 sqms 337 sqms 421 sqms 245 sqms 520 sqms 1,205 sqms 1,300 sqms 621 sqms 500 sqms 346 sqms 321 sqms 305 sqms 150 sqms 268 sqms 300 sqms 336 sqms 402 sqms 400 sqms 306 sqms 225 sqms 120 sqms 240 sqms 250 sqms 243 sqms 251 sqms 252 sqms 120 sqms 279 sqms 1072 sqms 936 sqms 1000 sqms 1200 sqms 3020 sqms 6270 sqms 1270 sqms 472 sqms 468 sqms 400 sqms 500 sqms 600 sqms 1000 sqms 3020 sqms 1000 sqms 1000 sqms 2000 sqms 3000 sqms 500 sqms 1,000 sqms 2,000 sqms 3,375 sqms 1,000 sqms 1,500 sqms 2,000 sqms 296 sqms 1,000 sqms 500 sqms 987 sqms 3,500 sqms 363 sqms 477 sqms 1,037sqms



St. Paul’s Area, Dgte. City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Rovira Road, Dgte. City E. J. Blanco, Dgte. City Balugo, Valencia, Neg. Or. Balugo, Valencia, Neg. Or. Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Fatima Village Dgte City Fatima Village Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City San Jose St.,, Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave.,, Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Talay, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City Locsin, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Motong, Dgte City Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or. San Jose St., Dgte City Cadawinonan, Dgte City Balugo, Dgte City Balugo, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Batinguel, Dgte City Balugo Valencia, Neg. Or. Palimpinon Val., Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Bong-aw Valencia, Neg. Or. Balugo, Valencia Neg.Or Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or. Balugo, Valencia Neg. Or. Talay, Dgte City Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Jawa, Valencia Neg. Or. Junob, Dgte. City East Balabag, Val. Neg. Or. West Balabag, Val Neg. Or. Bantayan, Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Bagacay, Dgte City Valencia, Neg. Or.

P2.2M P5,000/sqm P5,000/sqm P1.4M P3,000/sqm P1,700/sqm P1,700/sqm P1.3M P3,000/sqm P5,000/sqm P1.5M P4,500/sqm P850K P1.6M P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm 400K P2,300/sqm P230K P2,300/sqm P850K P1.3M P1.5M P1.5M P250K P7,000/sqm P1,120/sqm P1,000/sqm P1,200/sqm P1,400/sqm P1.2M P5,000/sqm P1,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P1,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P2,500/sqm P500/sqm P800/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P450/sqm P500/sqm P500/sqm P500/sqm P800/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P1,900/sqm P2,000/sqm P800/sqm P1,000/sqm P4.5M P3,500/sqm P7,000/sqm P2,500/sqm P2M

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Commercial Lots for Sale 245 sqms 520 sqms 1,149 sqms 1,150 sqms 300 sqms 336 sqms 402 sqms 400 sqms 250 sqms 700 sqms 337 sqms 363 sqms 3,336 sqms 1,400 sqms 150 sqms 421 sqms 116 sqms 279 sqms 169 sqms 306 sqms 642 sqms 2,423 sqms 503 sqms 6,270 sqms 268 sqms 5,222 sqms 1,104 sqms 672 sqms 650 sqms 1,179 sqms 1,205 sqms 951 sqms 1,325 sqms 4,300 sqms 400 sqms 1,037 sqms 1,000 sqms

Rovira Road, Dgte. City E.J. Blanco Extension, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave., Dgte City Hibbard Ave, Dgte City Daro, Dgte City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Bantayan, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Piapi Beach, Dgte City Piapi, Dgte City Villa Amada, Dgte. City Locsin St., Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte. City Near Ceres Term. Dgte City Meciano Rd., Dgte City Bantayan, Dgte City Bantayan Dgte City St. Paul’s Area, Dgte City San Jose St., Dgte City San Jose St., Dgte City Sibulan highway, Neg. Or. Banilad, Dgte City Banilad, Bacong Neg. Or. Banilad, Bacong Neg. Or. Taclobo, Dgte City San Jose St., Dgte City Real St., Dgte City Colon St., Dgte City North Natl Highway Pob. Valencia, NegOr. Pob. Valencia, NegOr. Pob. Valencia, NegOr.

P1.4M P3,000/sqm P5,000/sqm P5,000/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P5,700/sqm P3M P5,000/sqm P7,000/sqm P10,000/sqm P15M P850K P5,000/sqm P3M P7,000/sqm P5M P4M P4.5M P15M P2.2M P 5,000/sqm P1.6M P12M P5,000/sqm P1.5M P1.2M P7M P35M P50M P40M P20M P1.8M P2M P2M

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Subdivision Sites for Sale Lot Area 1.5 hectares 5.5 hectares 12 hectares 4.7 hectares 1.4 hectares 1.2 hectares 1.3 hectares 1.6 hectares 4.9 hectares 7 hectares 2 hectres 4.1 hectares 1.7 hectares 5.8 hectares 2.3 hectares 1.2 hectares 3 hectares 3.2 hectares 1.6 hectares 2.1 hectares

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Location Cantil-e, Dgte City Cantil-e, Dgte City Cantil-e, Dgte City Banilad, Dgte City Tubtubon, Sibulan Neg. Or. Balayag-manok, Bacong Bong-aw, Valencia Neg. Or. Bong-aw, Valencia Neg. Or. Candau-ay, Dgte City Candau-ay, Dgte City Junob, Dgte City Isugan, Bacong Neg. Or. Isugan, Bacong Neg. Or. Isugan, Bacong Neg. Or. Talay, Dgte City West; Balabag, Valencia Palinpinon, Valencia Ugahong, Valencia Neg. Or. San Antonio, Sibulan Neg. Or. Balili, Valencia Neg. Or.

Price P800/sqm P800/sqm P800/sqm P500/sqm P800/sqm P120/sqm P350/sqm P600/sqm P400/sqm P400/sqm P1,500/sqm P400/sqm P400/sqm P400/sqm P12M P400/sqm P500/sqm P500/sqm P400/sqm P500/sqm

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September 16, 2012

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oyed by front-loading government spending- the 5.9% second quarter proved it wasn’t a fluke.We are just behind China in GDP growth terms this year and our stock market- the darling in Asia. Everything, seems looking good for the Philippines - probably the closest time we have been considered as the next fire-breathing dragon in a long time - and about time. The Philippines was recently upgraded to No 65 in the entire globe for “global competitiveness”-one of the biggest jumps forward in the last two years-barring none. A recent survey by the American Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the region among American expatriates  concluded that RP was the first choice for expansion in the ASEAN for 2012 among 49% of them, besting Indonesia and Vietnam in that order. And why not? The survey said that the issues of corruption, poor infrastructure and flip-flopping courts were  wholly erased by the country’s best marks for welltrained personnel, attitude for American investments and a low wage rates, the survey said. They do not have to mention the beauty that abounds of men,women and sights- that have all combined for the Tourism chief to say we will have 10 million visitors by 2016 and they spending US$10-Billion on our shores-with “more fun” along the way. Prices of dwellings may have risen by 7% the last six months in Manila ,and environs and. poised to increase by another 9.9%  in the next 12 months by some analystsbut development goes on everywhere to a point of near disbelief and  making us ask whether we will stay Third World country  much longer. There is money to be spent and the business giants want a part of that. Verily, expenses for dwelling, food and personals eat a lot of monthly budget of the low and middle markets. They know that. So Henry Sy, whose eye and ear for business opportunity is inherently flawless, has followed the market. The SM group has set up- and are still setting upsuch huge edifices nationwide to capture Juan de la Cruz’ spending directions. It has 43 department stores, 34 supermarkets, 73 Savemore stores and 33 hypermarts aside from is aggressive stance in addressing the middle market for housing.  Affiliate bank BDO (Banco de Oro) can finance their developer-partners and discount the checks of department store and supermarket suppliersincluding, of course, the SM checks. The Robinson group is the closest group to take this same consumer tack pioneered by the

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PARKINSON’S DISEASE “Disease is believed to be chastisement of man’s transgressions against his Creator.” – Anonymous


nfortunately, we lack an accurate statistics to show that there are Filipinos, who are sick of Parkinson’s disease. These pathetic middle-age (50-60 years old) patients are kept in their rooms and dependent on the care of their loved ones.

Parkinson’s disease is a gradually progressing neurological disease characterized primarily, by uncontrollable tremors of the extremities, a shuffling gait (walk), and a generalized muscular rigidity. It is not a fatal disease but it leads to changes in the entire body making the patient more susceptible to other diseases. It can present in a mild form for 20 or 30 years but a serious case can lead to a serious disability within five to ten years. The cause of Parkinson’s disease, is unknown. However, authorities have shown to have low level of neurotransmitter called

dopamine. The characteristic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are uncontrollable shaking of the limbs or coarse tremors, stiffness or rigidity of the muscles, drooling of the saliva, reduced blinking of the eyes, an expressionless face, stooping posture and a shuffling walk. As the disease progresses, speech slurs and sentences become unintelligible mutterings. Small muscle movement becomes increasingly difficult and reducing the ability to write, eat, chew and swallow – and all movements seem, overly stiff and slow. The term “cogwheel rigidity” is

Sys as they are into Robinson Land, gallerias and a commercial bank of the same name. Manny Villar, the unsinkable 2010 presidential poll loser ,is also taking great strides in his Vista Land which will make its mark in regional centers and sites surrounding Metro Manila like Cavite, Laguna and Bulacan. Villar’s Camella will soon be the real estate’s Jolibee- gobbling a large chunk of a huge mass market for dwellings. Business numbers do not lie. Multi-scale developer Megaworld secures 28% of revenues and 38% of profits from its land adventures. The SM Group’s real estate income this 2012 hit P13.9-B from 2010"s P9.7 , an hike of 59% in comparative first six months . Upscale developer Century Properties of the Antonio Group reported six-months’ profits this year at P 4.9-B almost 133% over the same period last year of only P 1.8=B Many creative developers among the PAREB (Philippine Association of Real estate Boards) are ,on the other hand, creating niches for dwellings  crafted  specifically for the retirees with health accessories. Their reasoning is lucid enough - the 10 million OFWs will inevitably retire- searching for homes created to address the daily needs of their senior moments like health, sanitation and recreation. Mon Cuervo argues this 10 million OFWs also will have friend-retirees (at least four of them) that would create another additional niche of “40 million potential foreign-retirees with at least US3,000 in monthly pension money”.

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF NEGROS ORIENTAL 7th Judicial Region Branch 63 Bayawan City

SPL. PROC. NO. MJ-12-12


PHILIPPINE DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION, Petitioner X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x

AMENDED ORDER A verified petition for Assistance in the Liquidation of Rural Bank of Manjuyod (Negros Oriental), Inc., alleged among others that on February 17, 2011, pursuant to Monetary Board Resolution No. 220 of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), the Monetary Board prohibiting Rural Bank of Manjuyod from doing business in the Philippines and placed Rural Bank of Manjuyod under the receivership of petitioner on the ground xxx , that the Rural Bank of Manjuyod (Negros Oriental), Inc. , has insufficient realizable assets to meet its liabilities and cannot continue in business without involving probable losses to its depositors and creditors xxx xxx. Consistent with, and in the strength of said Resolution, the petitioner took over the Assets and affairs of Rural Bank of Manjuyod on February 18, 2011. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set this case for hearing on October 9, 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, inviting any interested person to show cause why the petition shall not be granted. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its component cities once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks, before the date of hearing. Any person who may have a claim against the assets of the Bank is directed to file their respective claims with the petitioner within ninety (90) days from the date of the last publication of this order. SO ORDERED. Bais City, Philippines, July 24, 2012. (Sgd.) CANDELARIO V. GONZALEZ Judge The Negros Chronicle Sept. 2, 9 & 16, 2012 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIALC OURT 7th Judicial Region Branch 45 Bais City


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ORDER Petitioner, in her verified petition, alleges that her son was born on July 18, 1991 at Bayawan City, Negros Oriental and his fact of birth was duly registered before the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental. However, the entry as to the date and place of marriage of parents were wrongly entered as JUNE 7, 1989 – SUCAT, PARAÑAQUE, METRO MANILA instead of the correct one which is NOT MARRIED. Thus, this petition. The petition, being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be heard on November 26, 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court along Severino “Nene” Martinez Street, Bayawan City. Interested parties are hereby enjoined to appear on the aforesaid date, time and place and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this order be published immediately, at the expense of the petitioner, for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its five component cities. Furnish copies of this order to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. Given in Chamber this 6th day of August 2012, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. (Sgd.) ANANSON E. JAYME Executive Presiding Judge The Negros Chronicle Sept. 2, 9 & 16, 2012

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ELVIC G. SEDIEGO, represented by her father, Victor Dayahan Sediego by virtue of an SPA, Petitioner, -versusJOSEPHINE M. GO, IN HER CAPACITY AS THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF AYUNGON, NEGROS ORIENTAL. Respondent. x----------------—-------/

ORDER Before this court is a verified petition for Correction of Entry in the Birth Records of ELVIC G. SEDIEGO, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order shall be issued directing the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar of Ayungon, Negros Oriental, to correct the entry in the birth certificate of the petitioner referring to her gender from MALE to FEMALE and to direct herein respondent to make the necessary correction in its office. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set this case for initial hearing on October 8, 2012 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Session Hall of this court, at which date, time and place, all interested persons may appear and show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and its component cities once a week for at least three (3) consecutive weeks, before the date of hearing. SO ORDERED. Bais City, Philippines, July 10, 2012. The Negros Chronicle Sept. 9, 16 & 23, 2012


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12 GMbets ... From page 2

Lozano conceded that GCGI’s flat rate of P 5.11 per Kwh is clearly cheaper and preferable than KEPCO’s rate of P 5.62 per Kwh. Casting KEPCO, an energy provider using coal, in a more unfavorable light are the additional generation costs covering the inflation, transmissions, Value Added Tax and other adjustments while GCGI being a company that harnesses renewable energy sourced from within the province is VAT exempt. Another GM Bet, Acting Manager Dionefred Macahig said that unlike KEPCO, GCGI even offers discounts at 3.2 percent if NORECO 2 settles its monthly bill with the geothermal company within 5 days; 3 percent if within 7 days and 2.8 percent within 10 days. Sameon said that KEPCO is even applying before the Energy Regulatory Commission to raise

Business ... From page 2

the law. He said members of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) apparently had interpreted the law in a very stringent and extended manner. Worse, some city ENRO personnel at one point came inside the establishment, took pictures w ithout prior permission even on account of courtesy and after being confronted and being asked of their names, left without any word. It was however, explained by Armand Adanza why some members of the city ENRO behaved as above mentioned in a recent forum hosted by the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The position paper said Ordinance 231 allows the use of biodegrable shopping bags and packaging materials with certification and verification from either the Department of Environment (DENR) and Natural Resources or the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). However, in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the movant said stressed it appears to have stretched the law by adding the requirement of a seal of approval by the validating agency. It said this provision is vague because it does not provide how the seal is to be obtained or emblazoned, and nobody

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their basic rates, which makes GCGI’s terms more preferable. The average power demand of NORECO 2 is pegged at 41 MW. KEPCO supplies 16 MW with GCGI provides 16 MW. The electric cooperative buys additional power demand or sells its excess power to WESM. NORECO 2’s average monthly collection from its consumers totals P 180 million. The cooperative pays P 150 million monthly to its energy providers as generation cost. Sameon and Macahig said that if KEPCO pursues its application to raise their rates, NORECO 2 may consider cutting in half its contracted power and open a supplemental contract with GCGI. But the bigger questions is whether GCGI can supply the additional 8MW to NORECO 2 considering that the power produced from their plants are already obligated and sold to other cooperatives. (By Dems Demecillo) can give any acceptable answer. Thus, it would be grossly unfair and inequitable if such condition is required. The movant also cries foul in questioning the additive or chemical compound used in the process of obtaining the certification of a biodegradable plastic while admitting it is technologically handicap to tackle the same. The position was hoping plastic ordinance enforcers be more tactful and courteous in the application and enforcement of Ordinance 231, and that the use biodegradable plastic carrying bags be accepted. On the other hand, another member of the business community in Dumaguete had suggested a gradual phasing out on the use of plastics while looking for alternatives but no to short cuts. Roy Cang of Cang’s Incorporated said ever since they have experienced shortage of paper, and so when paper bags are out of supply they have no other recourse but to go back to the use of plastics. He said the shortage is being addressed with the entry of paper supplies from China and Indonesia , but quality paper costs more, Cang pointed out.jg

Street ... From page 1

humanitarian appeals continue to delay the implementation of the rules of order and decency in the market place.


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2 Solons: 2 bills doomed


reedom of Information and the RH Bills are set to be moribund anew if the election season overtakes its congressional approval , much more, disapproval.

The two controversial bills that have so far polarized the nation are bound to head for limbo once the filing of the certificates of candidacy starts on October 1 with the House of Representatives and the Senate expected to fail in mustering any quorum to duly deliberate the highly contentious proposed measures. C on g re s s me n Pryde Henry Teves and George P. Arnaiz admitted that the Freedom of Information and the Reproductive Health bills will continue to languish in Congress, that is currently pre-occupied in passing the 2013 national budget before

the end of September. After October 5, the end of the filing of COCs, many of the Congressmen and senators are expected to stay longer in their districts and shift to campaign mode. The Freedom of Information bill allows a greater access for media and other citizens to state information including the personal, business and professional interests of government officials and employees. On the other hand, the Reproductive Health bill is struggling to overcome the spirited opposition of the Roman Catholic Church. Teves said that there appears to be not

enough time to consider the passage of the two bills. However, Arnaiz believes that it all depends on the inclination of leaders of the House and Senate if they so decide to speed up and pass the measures before recess. Nevertheless, Monsignor Gamaliel Tulabing, the Diocesan Administrator of Dumaguete, is appealing for the public to remain vigilant considering that President Benigno Aquino III may just use his influence to induce the majority of the vulnerable congressmen and senators to vote for the passage of the RH bill.

(By Dems Demecillo)

City Mayor ... From page 1

Act of God: ...

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is, to my mind, illegal. Even the Bible clearly states that God’s plans are not for man to suffer but to prosper. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) On the other and, and to be fair, I think reference to an “act of God” is equated with an event caused by natural causes, as opposed to events attributable to acts of man. But this is no excuse. We should not bring God into the picture as a cause when natural disasters occur. There are other more appropriate words like “force majeure” (fuerza mayor) or “fortuitous events.” Kawawa naman si Lord. The Supreme Court should be the one to remove the phrase “acts of God” from the annals of jurisprudence. God must be rolling in anger everytime a natural disaster happens, and people refer to it as an “act of God.” It’s unfair to God. It is also true that even stall leasees are deploying their own ambulant vendors so as to compete with the illegal ones. This doubles up the disorder state. Instead of becoming a boon to the city’s economy, the persistence of illegal street vendors has given much ordeal not just to established business owners but also to private citizens and motorists who complain of traffic jams and inconven-

ience in the streets, not to mention the many controversial encounters with Task Force enforcers. Stakeholders hope to put an end to the much debated issue on the proliferation of ambulant vendors, and possibly harmonize this longdrawn-out animosities between ambulant illegal vendors and ole-time business owners and task force enforcers. . Lets also termi-

clients. Sagarbarria claims that paper bags are poor substitutes to biodegradable plastics and are too expensive. Paper bags get wet and soaked very easily, he said. The mayor, who is a chemist by profession, asserts that “biodegradable plastics” are widely accepted internationally as “the most economical and efficient substitute to pure plastics defined as a wide range of synthetic or semisynthetic polymers of high molecular mass”, but, the city through an ordinance ( which the mayor himself signed) practically banned pastics from being used for “containing and transporting goods and other products.” Sagabarria said that biodegradable plastics are “infused with corn starch and vegetable oil so that micro organisms can digest and convert them to earth matter in a given period of time,” but over a year at

nate the “executioner” image of the City task force tosociety. Finally, City Hall is holding a summit dubbed as “ P A N A G H U N O H I N A B I AY ” slated on September 2021.. All stakeholders both vendors and the consumers as well intend to achieve any of the four possibilities. Come up with a mutually acceptable viable and enforceable policy

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Gov says ... From page 1

of the DBM and other involved agencies moot and academic. It is “feat accompli” and only a direct order from the president of the Philippines or the governor himself can release the amount . This developed despite the order of DBM asst. Sec. Mario Relampagos to the contrary, saying, the funds are to stay put at DBP until all DPWH requirements are complied with. Winning bidders had been duly prequalified ( Names on page 1) and those interested to get more info can always verify with the provincial agencies involved in the bidding process. Mobilization has started for the implementation of the contracts. By the way, Degamo clarified that Engr Berchman Patrimonio is not and has not been a member of the BAC, let alone being the chair of the provincial agency. Engr. Patrimonio is still the chief of the Provincial General Services Office (GSO). The php480M has already been credited to the provincial government account and it is up to capitol how to spend it according to its intended purpose subject to liquidation in order to secure the other half in future. (Released by : MagDegamo Information Center, Capitol, Dumaguete City) least. Earlier some commercial establishments that were forced to use paper bags as their primary and secondary packaging materials protested over the continued use of plastic bags by other stores including San Rival owned by Mayor Sagarbarria. However, Sagarbarria declared that what his store, Lee Plaza and other shops are using are “biodegradable plastics that conforms to the provisions of the ordinance.” How to distinguish? : Asked which agency can certify if the biodegradable plastics used by some stores are indeed biodegradable, the mayor admitted that there is none. But he urged the public to trust the stores when they declare that their plastic packaging materials are truly biodegradable. (By Dems Demecillo)

on street peddling; possibly build a flea market site, for them and convert and provide a touch of tourism for attraction; and make the agreement formal and enforceable under pain of stiff sanctions. LET THE ciy and community pursue their mutual desire to create a business-friendly environment among ambulant vendors , and for everyone to be able to engage a decent means of livelihood. (Gemma Iso)


12 Loving... (Cimagala)

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Christ.” (2,16) It’s a “we” not an “I”, for St. Paul refers to himself, first, then to the others, his listeners, for only when we have the mind of Christ, one way or another, can we appreciate preaching, whether we are the giver or the listener. We have to be wary therefore of preaching or listening to it outside of Christ’s mind, doing it solely on the basis of our human talents and conditions, without referring it to Christ. This happens when one preaches oneself instead of Christ. This happens when instead of making the gospel and the doctrine of our faith as the framework of preaching, one uses mere rhetoric, or his mastery of the sciences, or he exhibits his talents. Nowadays, more and more people are relying on their human knowledge rather than on word of God as their ultimate key to human development and happiness. And some of them have brought this human knowledge with its accompanying skills to such polish and perfection that the word of God becomes totally irrelevant if not discredited. They have also become smooth talkers, and many people also have

Accountability (Romero)


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a public official and on specific and timely issues. This is followed by a question and answer period where the attendees can voice their opinion on certain matters. No vote is cast but the minutes of the meeting reflecting the sentiment of the constituents are always taken seriously. Before the end of the year the first B uglas development corporation composed of c onc erne d Negr ense s will again be holding a town hall type forum where a cross-section of the community will be invited. This will be a whole day affair which will be cosponsored by the business chambers of the city and province. It is hoped that the highest elective officials of the province will grace the occasion and deliver their respective state of the pr ovince and distr icts addresses. The focus of discussion will be development – its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. In the afternoon discussions which will be spearheaded by guests from Manila and the locality. The challenges of development will be threshed out. Audience participation will be greatly encouraged. Our c andidate s for national and local elective offices will be invited to appraise the invitees of their program of governance and development. Considering the natural



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practically lost any touch with the “mind of Christ,” such that they can only welcome the wisdom of the world rather than the word of God. Again St. Paul referred to this when he said: “There shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears, and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned to fables.” (2 Tim 4,3-4) We have to m ake our preaching effective. The desire for it should be made to burn in spite of the inhospitable environment. But, yes, there have to be appropriate, creative ways to do it. Preachers really have to prepare their material well. It starts with a consistent life of prayer and earnest search for sanctity. Without these, no amount of brilliant and clever delivery can cover the hideous hole that will always be apparent when such consistency is missing. O b v i o u s l y , preachers have to think of their audience and try to figure out who they really are and what God wants to tell them in their current conditions. Thus, abiding

observation of the people and the social developments is a must. But let’s not forget that the best way to know the people is when one spends hours hearing confessions. Here he can really get a good glimpse of the intimate interior lives of the people. The gospel should be made the background of preaching. We have to be wary when we are drawn to participate in secular debates and discussions. The gospel should inspire such exchanges, not the other way around, or worse, discarding the gospel. This is a proximate temptation because in the desire to be up-to-date or to be knowledgeable about social, economic or political events and developments, the gospel can be sidelined or simply treated as an ornament. Preaching has to bring these discussions to Christ, and in fact Christ should inspire them. The word of God is always relevant to these discussions. And these discussions are in great need of divine inspiration. Let’s also pray that the listeners have the proper attitude toward preaching. They should not expect social or political theories, but rather only to hear God’s word.

and human resources of this province a seat of higher learning since the turn of the last century which regularly turns out thousands of scientists including national artists and interna tional awardees in various fields it is truly ironic if not unacceptable that it belongs to the 20 poorest provinces in the land and is even at the bottom of the provinces nearby that form Region VII to be behind the island of Siquijor a former subprovince of Negros Oriental is really mind boggling. Is the problem due to overconcentration on a couple of export crops at the expense of food crops; is it the lack of adequate infrastructure in terms of far m-to-marke t roads, lack of credit access by subsistence farmers who are the victims of loans sharks; is it the failure on the part of government to effec t the transfer of appropriate technology, and the circ uitous marketing system leaving the farmers at the mercy of the traders or all of the above? Whatever the problems it is important of the forum to identify the problems. As the saying knows the disease is already half the cure. It is also important to realize is that development is not only the responsibility of government and that in a private enterprise economy the private sector at the end of the roa d ca rries the heavier weight. The

government might build a road from one point to another but if the businessmen do not exploit this opportunity by putting up economic activities in the area. In brief at the end of the day it’s everybody’s effort. Development require solidarity among the citizenry and also and this may be more important – strong leadership. Let’s hope that we can all be enlightened about the problems and prescriptions offered by our public and private leadership on the above concerns.

True... (Tulabing)

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1pa man sa mga kakulangan niini nagpabilin man ug nagpadayon man nga maoy nagdala sa kahayag ug nagdala sa katarong dinhi sa Kalibutan, buot nilang gub-on ang Simbahan ar on nga makab-ot nila ang ilang gilar aw nga global domination under Satan’s rule. Gusto nila nga dawaton nato ang culture of death. Sa ato pa diay, ang mga nagdaot sa Simbahan mga kaabin sa panulay, mga sakop ni Satanas nga wala’y laing gihunahuna kung dili ang kapildihan sa kalag sa tawo ug ang kadaot sa kalibutan. Aduna’y grupo karon sa mga babayeng mambabalaod nga gitawag og “ Soul

Recall the Senators Dear Editor, What a mess. News articles telling us that Senator Pia Cayetano on Wednesday night moved for “deletion of an entire subsection in the Senate version of the RH Bill because Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III believes the section could effectively legalize abortion in the country.” (PDI Sept 7 2012) The RH bill which has been in the agenda of congress since 1998 and now is in the process of being “emasculated” or technically “filibustered” as Senator Jinggoy Estrada “will have to read it (the amended bill) all over again.” With time running out for this congress, the RH Bill

Questions... (Sagun)

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When he humbled himself to come among us as a man, he fulfilled the plan you formed long ago and opened for us the way to salvation. Now we watch for the day, hoping that the salvation promised us will be ours when Christ our Lord will come again in his glory. And so, with all the choirs of angels in heaven we proclaim your glory and join in their unending hymn of praise. Sisters”. Ilang gi-promote ang RH bill. Kamong mga mambabalaod nga miembro sa “Soul Sisters”, mangutana kuno ko ninyo, duna ba kamo’y mga kalag? Are you sure you have souls? Sigurado ba kayo na mayroon kayong mga kaluluwa? Kay kung manulti mo, mora man dyud mo’g wala’y mga kalag nga angayang alimahan. You are not only not taking good care of your own souls, you also want to destroy the souls of others, particularly the souls of women. Nganong tawgon mang Reproductive Health ang HB 4244 nga ang tumong ug tinguha niini mao man ang paghimo sa mga babaye ug mga lalaki nga Unreproductive? Unsa on man pagka-reproductive sa baba ye kung ang iya ng fertility patyon? Unsaon man pagka-reproductive sa lalaki kung siya kapnon? Ka y basically, ang basectomy mao man ang paghimo sa lalaking baog? Ang babayeng baskog, patyon ang natural fertility nga gasa sa Diyos alang sa mga kababainha n. Unya a ng lalaking gulang na, imbis mopa rking na kay bali nang biyahi sa dagha ng mga katuigan, pa viagrahon. Unsa gud ni? Pagklaro uy Noynoy. Pa gklaro mo diha sa Department of Dea th. Culture of Death ang gipakatap sa DOH ug dili ang Culture of Life. Kay ang

may be shelved once again. Goodbye to the government’s MDGs. Since 1967, the Philippines has acknowledged that population explosion is one of the causes of e c o n o m i c underd evel opment . Pres. Ferdinand Marcos himself created the Population Commission to actively reduce population growth and lower fertility rates. Now Sen. Sotto says, the Philippines is not over populated? And population growth has nothing to do with poverty incidence? Hello? Senators whose main competencies are in the movies, are now deciding to make or unmake laws

just because they think they are qualified to deal with Reproductive Health from an economic, legal, academic, religious or moral perspective? God save the Philippines. Are they more Popish than the Pope? Pope Benedict is of the opinion that condoms can be used to prevent AIDS. Who are those Senators to imply that reproductive health is immoral? Is it possible to recall Senators who are pulling the country backward for well nigh half a century? Rev. Noel C. Villalba UCCP Valencia, Valencia Negros Oriental

Advent Preface I (2010): It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. For he assumed at his first coming the lowliness of human flesh, and so fulfilled the design you formed long ago, and opened for us the way to eternal salvation, that, when he comes again in glory and majesty and a ll is at last made manifest, we who watch for that day may inherit the great

promise in which now we dare to hope. And so, with Angels and Archangels, with Thrones a nd Dominations, and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven, we sing the hymn of your glory, as without end we acclaim: Note that the Latin text is one long sentence, which the 1973 ICEL divided into two sentences in accord with modern English usage. The 2010 follows strictly the Latin original.

tumong sa RH bill mao man ang paghimo sa katawhan nga unreproductive, di ang ingalan unta niani mao ang “Unreproductive Health bill“, “Unproduction Health bill”, di ba? Ug kung ang pamaagi sa Responsible Parenthood kuno sa Malacañang mao man ang kontraseptiva, ‘di ang itawag unta niini mao gyud unta ang “Irresponsible Pa renthood Bill” . Kay responsible ba diay ang paggamit sa pills ug sa IUD nga makapatay? Responsible ba diay ang mga ginikanan nga mopatay og mga anak sulod sa sabakan sa usa ka inahan? Kay Responsibli ba diay ang mga ginikanan nga buhaton ang tanan aron lamang dili na mata wo ang ikatulo nga anak? Ang mga proponents ug mga supporters sa RH bill nag-ingon nga ang tumong kuno sa RH bill is “Women Empowerment”! How can you empower women if you dictate that they should only have two children? How can you empower women when you make them unreproductive? How can you empower women when you kill them? How can you empower women when you tell them dili na sila pwedeng magduga ng og ana k kay weak na ang ilang mattress? Mga lola nato sauna tagdose, tagpulo, tagsiyam, tagwalo ma’y anak wala man maweaken ang mattress? Ug

wa la man magdaot og cancer! Hangtod karon mga lig-on pa mag la wa s! Nganong karon ma weak man ang mga mattress sa mga baba ye. Aren’t we supposed to be healthier now because of modern science and medicine? Health Tips/ Education: Kung tinuod nga weak ang mga mattress sa mga kababainhan karon, it means tha t the DOH has grossly failed to make our women healthy! And now you can say that the RH bill is the answer? The solution? The RH bill will just make our women weaker The RH bill will make pe ople, including young boys and young girls promiscuous. It will just c ause mor e unwanted pregnancies, and so, more abortions. Please, do not say the opposite. It’s black propaganda. Ayaw mi’g uwata. Let’s teac h our pe ople good moral values. Let’s teach our young people that true love waits. Let’s teach our young people to re spect their par ents. Let’s teach our young people and our children to pray to God. Let’s teach our young people to listen to the teaching of the Church. Let’s teach our young people to respect their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit.



Septmeber 16, 2012

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


‘AngBabae sa Septic Tank’

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)


ho does not love to watch movies? Anyone worth their salt would not be considered normal, to say the least, if they do not like watching movies. Time was when movies were regarded as one of the cheapest – or, should I say, affordable – form s of entertainment, second to radio. Today, movies have been complemented by the presence of DVDs, iPads, and other gadgets where you can enjoy watching movies in the privacy of your homes or wherever you may find yourselves in. Personally, however, I think there is no substitute to watching movies on the big, wide screen complete with 2D or 3D effects and with people around you who may give snatches of comments here and there, or shrieks of approval or kilig, or guffaws at the top of their voices, not to mention being able to snuggle in the embrace of your girlfriend or boyfriend or loved one. For films like “AngBabaesa Septic Tank,” which was the opening film in the four-day Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival organized byDakila last week in Dumaguete, watching it is not pure entertainment alone. This is also where the educational aspect of films is being manifested. After all, if a movie is worth watching and worth the hard-earned money we are parting with, it has to be able to present a clear-cut message on a theme or advocacy it is trying to promote. Such is the essence of “AngBabaesa Septic Tank.” Labeled in its synopsis as a comedy, I actually heard two of my more enlightened students arguing as to whether it is a comedy film or not. Perhaps, the presence of Eugene Domingo, who is better known as a comedy actress, classified the film as a comedy. On the contrary, the film harbored on satire – not on the vagrant social realities in our midst – but on the machinations of the film industry today where Eugene, the lead actress, and the rest of the members of the cast revolve in. The approach done by Eugene in her real-life role gives us an inkling of the m uchballyhooed prima donna stance of many of our stars, giving demands to their producers because they know that they have already arrived, so to speak. Thus, when Eugene churns out dem ands like “yungpagkainsa set, Direk, dapatmasarap;” or “yung quarters ko, dapatairconditioned, ha” and so on, the public understands because these are stars who are larger-than-life. The socalled star status is even more emphasized by the presence of factotums or alalays or PAs, as how they are called, who practically worship the ground that these stars walk on – well, that is what they are paid for, anyway – like Eugene’s PA who sprays perfume as she passes by and who is forever by her side at her beck and call. The character of Direk Arthur Poongbato is close to home, not only in the film industry but in any profession or career, for that matter. Truly, these individuals who gloat on their (emphasis on the word) SINGU LAR achievements are a pain in the neck. And, singular here does not mean outstanding,

but only singular, meaning, just a SINGLE achievement. Thus, there is still a long way to go and there is not much that you can blow your horn yet. Couple this with some grammatical lapses and mispronounced words, and you will empathize with the three filmmakers, while you also want to bash the celluloid screen and pray that Direk Arthur would vanish from the face of this earth! To say the least, characterization in any film is important to make it credible. The cast was just appropriate, including Eugene as Mila, who was described by the three young filmmakers as “dirt-poor.” I have nothing against Cherry Pie Picache who is also a very sensitive actress, but Eugene is expected to bring more laughter with what she did when she portrayed herself. Her delivery has spunk and is more pronounced. Cherry Pie has had her share of light comedy film s like when she portrayed a matronly newscaster in a Robbie Tan film many years ago, but somehow, her mestiza features might distract the viewer from the film’s message.Mercedes Cabral definitely comes on as sexy, a vamp, and a vixen rather than a mother of seven living in the slums of Manila. I would tend to believe it if, rather than selling her child to a pedophile, she herself would sell her wares to fend for her children. Indie films have found a niche in the hearts of film enthusiasts and are here to stay so long as there are believers of the Filipino talent. The advantage of indie films, like “AngBabaesa Septic Tank,” lies in the fact that they can tackle a myriad of issues that are oftentimes not possible in the so-called commercial films. Thus, indie films can afford to be very realistic, allowing the viewer not only to see, but to SMELL the stench of Payatas, to SMELL the foul odor of a little girl’s “pu-pu” and squirm at the sight of a cat eating the girl’s “pu-pu,” and to



OMANITY”. This word was used by Dr. Ramir B. Uytico during his keynote speech at the 35th Annual Council Meeting of the Girl Scout Of the Philippines Negros Oriental-Siquijor Council at the NORSU Cultural Complex, Dumaguete City. His message was very clear. Women carry humanity in making this a better world.

SMELL and FEEL the grossness of the contents of the septic tank which, ironically, Eugene as herself was trying to avoid at all costs, but was still subjected to it. Again, this comes close to home like when we try to avoid something or someone, we find ourselves being thrust into the situation or encounter an unusually obnoxious person. Such is art trying to imitate life itself, or vice-versa. I did not realize that JM de Guzman is a product of indie films. I had always associated him as A ngelito, angBatangAma via his late afternoon teleserye, which I am unable to follow anyway. If I were to help Jocelyn choose what genre she, together with Direk Rainier and producer Bingbong, would adapt to convey the film’s message, I would choose the musical because of its novelty in the Philippine setting. But, this is true only of late because w e remember the movies of yore of Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos that w ere mushy musicals. I may have been influenced, too, by the recent showing of “Doo Bi Doo Bi Doo” which starred Eugene D omingo and directed by Chris Martinez, “AngBabae’s” executive producer, screenplay writer, and creative director, whose brilliance in his other films has made me a gushing fan. It also helps that my husband and I are big fans of the Apo Hiking Society and their music, which was the basis of “Doo Bi Doo Bi Doo.” The movie musicale today follows on the heels of “The Sound of Music,” “West Side Story,” “The King and I,” “My Fair Lady,” “Oliver,” “Lost Horizon,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Mama Mia,” “High School Musical,” and the TV series “Glee.” The message of “AngBabae” was said it all by Eugene herself when she said that the script of the three filmmakers boils down to SURVIVAL. If she is able to survive the stench of the septic tank – or, in the case of Mila and her children and other slum dwellers – then, she would survive anything. Eugene survived her septic tank experience. By God’s grace, each of us would also survive the personal quagmire we are in, albeit in varying levels and different degrees. Silliman University has waited for “AngBabaesa Septic Tank.” Today, she has finally come!

Prominent professionals who contributed in the empowerment of women in Dumaguete Filipino women have always enjoyed greater equality and position in Philippine society than their counterparts in Southeast Asia. We had our first lady President with CorazonAquino and just recently the first lady Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal-Sereno while some women in the region still have to break the corporate glass ceiling or have a voice in government. We have women holding powerful positions in all levels of government and the private sector. Gathered at that Girl Scout Meeting was a powerhouse of educated, successful and committed women, many of them teachers, supervisors, superintendents of public schools, s u c c e s s f u l professionals and businesswomen who gave their commitment to the positive development of young girls in the Girl Scout movement. This movement is committed to help girls

and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world. I was fascinated by the word Womanity as I heard it for the first time, Womanity is an all embracing term that describes the Filipina who shares the common positivity and creativity in giving meaning to their lives and that of their family. They are the upbeat, liberat ed and successful women who carry their families, their communities and the nation with their dedication to their work and their advocacies. They pract ice their profession, care for their families and communities and find fulfillment in their involvement in nation building through the youth. The other side of Womanity is the woman in her mother’s role. What could best illustrate this is the mother who gives her all to her special child. I met mothers who chose to give their all for these children. Jason is seven years old and cannot walk. With moderate cerebral palsy, his mobility is limited by weak legs so his mother and elder sister takes turns carrying him to

school. Imagine carrying 80 pounds regularly for long period of time. Mayen is 6 years old, visually impaired with difficulty in walking. Her mother brings her regularly to the GP Rehabilitation Center for therapy. Angel is 5 years old with cerebral palsy and also cannot walk. Her grandmother takes care of her while her mother works abroad. These women give up their own dreams to take care of their children with disabilities. Their lives evolve around their families and children. Where would the world be without these women? They may not count success by their bank accounts or their p r o f e s s i o n a l achievements but they are the women whose hands rock the cradle of tomorrow’s youth. By the way, I learned that there is a perfume brand called Womanity by Thierry Mugler. All in all, womanity sums up the woman in humanity. What new word shall I learn next week?


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ephanie Marie R. Danieles, a Third Year Student of St. Paul University Dumaguete taking – up Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and the Country Coordinator of – Philippines, is scheduled to participate the International Antarctic Expedition 2013 on February 28 until March 13, 2013. Island, the largest island Danieles also went to preparations. West Java, Indonesia to The Antarctic the South Shetland attend the East Asia Climate Expedition will begin on Islands of the Peninsula Change Leadership Training March 3, 2012, then to on March 11, 2013. The Sa iling home – Conference last July 9 – 12, the Drake Passage 2012. Cape Horn, the most towards Argentina, is finally The International southerly point of the on March 12, 2013; team members enjoy a day at sea Antarctic Expedition Americas. 2013, will be an On March 5 – 10, 2013 to with fellow team exhilarating and the group will stay in the members and reflect on all unpredictable adventure - Antarctic Peninsula, that has taken place during a life changing experience visiting various places like the expedition. A final wrap for the international group the Cuverville Island, Neko up and award ceremony of men and women joining Harbour, Paradise Harbour takes place as they leave Robert Swan and the 2041 and the Lemaire Channel. Antarctic waters. The teams then Team to the last great The group also is set to hold wilderness on earth. a camping in the Antarctic. disembark Argentina on The 2041 Expedition will After all, the March 13, 2012 and first meet in Ushua ia, u n f o r g e t t a b l e depart bound to their Argentina, the southernmost experiences and respective countries. External city in the world on February adventures, the group (PR/SPUD 28 until March 2, 2013 for will visit King George Affairs, Mr. Raffy Arbon Duhaylungsod) various a ctivities and

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slamming of the lady’s 1,080 shoe s “There ’s a little Imelda in all of us”, reads a New York shoe store poster. So, “where are all those shoes?,” a sks Virginia Moncrieff in Huffington Post. “ Mrs Marcos wants them returned… even if they don’t qua lify as vintage kisch”, Moncrieff adds. She edged out other Third World

dictators in a Newsweek list. “No mean feat for the woman with expensive feet… But Imelda continues to fight for what she says is rightfully hers ---- the loot acquired from her husband's 21 years of pillaging the Philippines”. The storm, this year, swirls around three batches of gems: ( a) the Malacañang Collection; ( b ) the “Honolulu Batch and ( c ) the Roumeliotes Set” People Power

demonstra tors stumbled across 300 gems in deserted Malacanang closets, hours after the Ma rcoses scrambled aboard Chinook escape helicopters. In Honolulu, 25 US customs officers took five hours to inspect Marcos luggage which arrived a C141 cargo je t, re calls “Chronology of the Marcos Plunder.” The Marcoses were allowed keep what they de clare d: be arer bonds, cash etc. But US customs didn’t look the

first draft of mission statement.When goals of a mission are bala nced and healthy, they include family priorities, not just business concerns. They incorporate values, not just ambitions. Goals on the way to a mission involve relationships, not just productivity. Words, especially written ones, have power. Writing a mission statement does not guarantee compliance with it, but, the act of writing it out is almost like making a commitment to yourself and others. When you have composed yours, I think you will be surprised at just how much power is there to help you make good, solid

decisions about today that will lead you to the tomor rows of your dreams.

Today’s Gospel.. from page 8 you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whateve r the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have lear ned the secr et of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.



Sunday thoughts.. from page 8 Prayer, “thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” In a home I onc e visite d, the words embroidered on a plaque on the wall: “Home Is Where the Heart Is.” And you have heard a young couple and their two children sing the simple song, “Love shall Be Our Home.” All of us, should be r eflec ting on our homes as to whether our hearts ar e in them to make them a heaven on earth. All of us, should be examining our homes as to whether love dwells ther e for our peace of mind, peace with one another, security in it from the storms of life because there is love.

IMMEDIATE HIRING!!! MAGAZINE GRAPHIC DESIGNER Please present sample works and biodata. Apply personally at Negros Chronicle, Piapi, Dumaguete other way with 278 crates of art, P27.7 million in newly minted cur re nc y, plus 400 jewels stashed among gold bars, wrapped in diaper bags Philippine authorities, nailed Greek nationa l Demetriou Roumeliotes when smuggling out 60 gems, two weeks after the Marcoses flight. A 37 carat diamond, crafted by Bulgari, .is centerpiece. Imelda’s fight to get “her” jewels back continues of what “Arab News” re porte d in September 2005: “( She ) asked a local court to stop government from selling the ‘Roumeliotes Collection’, as experts from auction house Christie’s arrived in Manila to inspect the gems. “They were inside a package addressed to Imelda Marcos when seized. Roumeliotes denied she owned them and later said they were fakes — a claim both Sotheby’s and Christie’s refuted. “The jewelry was taken

out of M alacañang pr esidential palac e without knowledge, much less the consent, of the petitioner between Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, 1986,” her petition said. “These are all mine,” she stressed. Mrs. Marcos abandoned claims to the “ Honolulu Batch’, Arab News reported. She signed a n agreement, with the US government in 1991, giving the jewels to the Philippines. In exchange, two racketeering cases against her in Honolulu were dropped. “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world?”, you ask. “It took almost 14 years for the Filipino people to dislodge the Marcoses,” Inquirer’s Randy David wr ites. Members of his family are back in power. No one has been jailed… Bulk of the mone y stolen from has not been recovered. This is not just failed memory. This is the r esult of a flawed social system that remains vulnerable to temptations of authoritarianism.” The controversy reminds many of “Jewels of the Pauper”, written in 1942, by a 25-year old Jesuit scholastic, imprisoned with 460 others, by the Japanese, in what wa s Ateneo de Manila on Padre Faura,. Horacio de la Costa later became a historian and first Filipino to head the Jesuit province in the Philippines. He wrote a thee minute piece that enabled change of sets for a program to uplift the starving depressed co-prisoners. Excerpts:” “We are a

remarkably poor people. Poor even in the riches of the spirit. No Shakespeare, no Cervantes has yet been born, among us to touch with immor tality, that which in our landscape, customs, history, is most memorable , most ourselves. “Yet, this pauper hides two jewels in her rags. One is our music. We are sundered by 87 dialects. We are one people when we sing. .In the North, a peasant woman croons her child to sleep; and the Visayan, listening, remembers cane fields of his childhood, and his mother singing the selfsame song.. “We are one people when we pray. Our other treasure, faith, :gives to our uneventful days, a sple ndor; as though touched by a King. Our religion and our music ( blend) like basic rites of human life.Harvest, seedtime,wedding, birth and death ar e, among us, drenched with the fragrance of incense and coolness of music. “These are the bonds that bind us together; these are the soul that makes us one…“This nation may be conquered, trampled upon, enslaved, but it cannot perish. Like the sun that dies every evening, it will rise again from the dead.” Two kinds of jewels. Two unbridgeable worlds?. P-noy better auction those gems soonest. His term is limited. A suc cessor less principled may agree with what Imelda says: “If you know how muc h you've got, you probably haven't got much. “



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Board, ensure that every barangay has a material recovery facility, improve solid waste collection practices, move from open dumpsite facility to controlled dumpsite facility to sanitary landfill.” Finally, on Valuing Fundamental of Governance: (1) Transparency received a high rating of 5 denoting that the provincial administration has been actively “communicating to the public through the media, bulletin boards and the establishment of public information office;” (2) Participation was a high 4.00, nevertheless, the LPGMS team advocated for the “strengthening of the CSO participation in Local Special Bodies and Citizen Feedback System to reinforce desirable governance values such as transparency, accountability and consensus-influenced decisions;” (3) Financial Accountability was rated 4.96 it is advised for the strengthening of the guidelines that would ensure observance to accounting, internal control, procurement and financial transactions. Both Lorico and Gentuya expressed readiness to face the Provincial Board to help review the findings of the LPGMS team and formulate steps to reclaim the honor of being one of the best governed provinces of the country. (By Dems Demecillo)

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Naturalization Law

1. Who are Philippine citizens under the present Constitution? The following are citizens of the Philippines: 1) Those who are citizens of the Philippines at the time of the adoption of this Constitution; 2) Those whose fathers or mothers are citizens of the Philippines; 3) Those born before January 17, 1973, of Filipino mothers, who elect Philippine citizenship upon reaching the age of majority; and 4) Those who are naturalized in accordance of law. 2. Who is a natural-born Filipino citizen? Natural-born citizens are those who are citizens from birth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect their Philippine citizenship. Those who elect Philippine citizenship in accordance with the Constitution shall be deemed natural-born citizens. 3. What are the modes of acquiring citizenship? There are two (2) generally recognized modes of acquiring Philippine citizenship, namely: 1) by birth; and a) Jus soli (right of soil) which is the legal principle that a person’s nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth (ie, the territory of a given state). b) Jus sanguinis (right of blood) which is the legal principle that, at birth, an individual acquires the nationality of his/her natural parent/s. The Philippines adheres to this principle. 2)    by  naturalization  which  is  the  judicial  act  of adopting a foreigner and clothing him with the privileges of a native-born citizen. It implies the renunciation of a former nationality and the fact of entrance into a similar relation towards a new body politic. 4. Who may qualify as Philippine citizen by naturalization under the Revised Naturalization Act? Under Section 2 of the Revised Naturalization Law the applicant must possess the following qualifications: · He must not be less than twenty-one years of age on the day of the hearing of the petition; · He must have resided in the Philippines for a continuous period of not less than ten years; · He must be of good moral character and believes in the principles underlying the Philippine Constitution, and must have conducted himself in a proper and irreproachable manner during the entire period of his residence in the Philippines in his relation with the constituted government as well as with the community in which he is living; · He must own real estate in the Philippines worth not less than five thousand pesos, Philippine currency, or must have some known lucrative trade, profession, or lawful occupation; · He must be able to speak or write English or Spanish or anyone of the principal languages; · He must have enrolled his minor children of school age in any of the public or private schools recognized by the Bureau of Public Schools of the Philippines where Philippine history, government and civics are taught or prescribed as part of the school curriculum, during the entire period of the residence in the Philippines required of him prior to the hearing of the petition for naturalization as Philippine citizen; 5. Who are not qualified to apply for naturalization of the Revised Naturalization Law? Under Section of 4 of the Revised Naturalization Law, the following persons cannot qualify for Philippine citizenship: · Persons opposed to organized government or affiliated with any association or group of persons who uphold and teach doctrines opposing all organized governments; · Persons defending or teaching the necessity or propriety of violence, personal assault, or assassination for the success and predominance of their ideas; · Polygamists or believers in the practice of polygamy; · Persons  convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude; · Persons suffering from mental alienation or incurable contagious diseases; · Persons who during the period of their stay in the Philippines, have not mingled socially with the Filipinos, or who have not evinced a sincere desire to learn and embrace the customs, traditions, and ideals of the Filipinos; · Citizens or subjects of nations with whom the Philippines is at war Citizens or subjects of a foreign country other than the United States, whose laws do not grant Filipinos the right to become naturalized citizens or subject thereof (Bryan Magcanta, Contributor).

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mit all the bid documents of the projects five days after the perfection of the contract to allow COA to assist the concerned agencies to correct any irregularity and lapses in the process before the actual payment shall be made. COA noted that the provincial government has been remiss of its duty to furnish the agency with all the bidding documents attached to the contracts pertaining not only to the Sendong rehabilitation fund but of previous other contracts entered into by the Provincial Government since February 2011. If the contracts do not undergo review there is a possibility that certain lapses in the bidding process will be found only at the post audit stage with the government overpaying the contractors. The auditors warned that if after the post audit, it shall be established that the contractors were overpaid, then all those who signed the contracts shall be liable to refund in favor of the government the amount disallowed by the Commission on Audit.(By Dems Demecillo)

The construction of a new grandstand requires the demolition of the present wooden but rotting spectators’ stand. Rep Heny Teves, who is seeking re-election under the Nationalist Peoples Coalition, assures that the project will push through even with the upcoming midterm elections. Siaton Mayor Albert Ator, who belongs to the administration Liberal Party, is expected to lend his all out support to the project initiated by Teves. Meanwhile, the Department of Education informed Teves of the availability of funds for the construction of 101 classroom buildings that will cost approximately P 76 million to be implemented next year. (By Dems Demecillo)

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site research services or facilities” while the Capitol was credited for “promoting a business-friendly environment and customer-oriented civil application system, speedy processing and release of building, occupancy and business permits and the creation of a management authority which took the lead in promoting the investment potentials of the LGU including initiatives such as provisions of tax

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chase even if allowed by law to afford the government the widest range of alternatives and ensure the most transparent procurement activity to protect public interest. (By Dems Demecillo) incentives, assistance in product labeling for Small and Medium Enterprises and support to job fairs;” (3) Support to Agriculture Sector was rated 4.79 which calls for “greater intervention of government through the granting of credit facilitation services to farmers, reach more farming-household beneficiaries and improve support infrastructure such as communal irrigation system, farm-to-market roads and post-harvest facilities.” On Environmental

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and audit process similar to the other government funds. COA regulations provide, that the liquidation report of the intelligence funds shall not be coursed through the Agency Auditor or Regional/Cluster Director, but shall be submitted in a sealed envelope with a visible label "CONFIDENTIAL – For COA Chairman Only" directly to the Chairman’s Office. All liquidation vouchers and supporting papers shall be retained by the COA Chairman for safekeeping in his confidential file. However, duplicate copies of all these record and documents must be retained and filed by the accountable officer of the agency concerned. The appropriation of intelligence funds is in furtherance of the General Welfare Clause under Section 16 of R.A. No. 7160 which states, among others, that, LGUs shall “maintain peace and order, and preserve the comfort and convenience of their inhabitants." The law said that the funds appropriated for Intelligence and/or Confidential

Governance, the province was rated excellent or 5.00 in (1) Forest ecosystems management and (2) Coastal Marine Ecosystems Management indicating that the target areas for reforestation and protection as well as coastal marine preservation have been set and met through the mobilization of citizens and CSOs;” (3) Urban Ecosystems was rated 4.23, the Capitol is asked to “enforce pollution control measures, strengthen the Solid Waste Management To page 16


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using public funds. The effect however is unfortunate for these politicians because the reaction of the people is very negative. Public officials should be conscious and aware, that public money is peoples money. It should be spent wisely for the benefit of the people and NOT FOR THEIR OWN SELFISH MOTIVES. Public officials should put a stop to wasting peoples’ money through intelligence funds, discretionary funds, representation ex-


President Aquino has appointed erstwhile Executive Labor Arbiter Atty Jose “Joe” Gutierrez as the new Commissioner of the National Labor Relations Commission NLRC 7 TH Division based in Cebu City. Atty Joe Gutierrez is a selfmade man. He used to work his way through college, and law school here . While working with the Silliman libarary, he later earned his law degree. He also finished his business course at FU and high school at the Bohol Trade School. From a local bank, he was activities shall be used purposely for the conduct of intelligence and/or confidential operations and shall be limited to the following: purchase of information; payment of rewards; rental and other incidental ex-

Orthodontics Dr. Seeress Mae R. Heniel General Dentistry and Orthodontics Clinic Address: No. 53 Pinili St., 2nd Flr., Cornelio Bldg., Dumaguete City 6200 Negros Oriental, Philippines Contact us through: Phone: 035 422 4159 Mobile: 0923 8849495

FOR SALE Residential Lot 2,000 sq.meters at Bong-ao, Valencia, Negros Oriental Price: affordable and negotiable

Call: 0918-929-6047

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oliticians who have their faces displayed in public places, using public money that is coming from the people, is a public display of lack of sensitivity or lack of delicadeza on the part BY: of these politicians, and as such, it shows the callousness or “kapal mukha” on the part of ATTY. FRANCISCO D. YAP these politicians.

Another callousness or “kapal mukha” of some politicians is to proclaim public works projects as their own projects when in fact these are public works funded with public funds coming from the taxes collected from the people. Why do politicians want to display their names in public when they are public figures who are known to the people. Is it for name recall or is it brazen campaigning for the coming elections


incere, diligent labor and sacrifice and much faith in God, has reaped rewards to this former working student, and bank employee turned lawyer and now NLRC labor relations commissioner.

LOT FOR SALE 3,337 – Square meters 150 per square maters Rice Field irrigation Banilad, Bacong Negros Oriental Price negotiable Clean Title

Call: 419 – 8273

For Sale penses, hiring of so called consultants which are pure and simple political dole outs. The public can clearly see that there are vehicles marked “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY” but they are seen in the shopping mall, and in cockpits during Sundays. They even use it to bring their children to school and to go to church. They might as well mark it as “FOR OFFICIAL USE ALSO.”

3,337 square meters clean title rice field irrigation P220.00 per square meters Banilad Call 419-82-73

AGENCIA DE EXQUISITE of Dumaguete, Inc., Cor. Ma. Cristina & San Jose Sts., Dumaguete City Tel. 422-1062 All unredeemed and un renewed pawn items for the month of March 2012 will be disposed by way of auction sale on September 18, 2012 at our business office.

appointed Labor Arbiter for Dumaguete and later in Tagbilaran in 2009. Gutierrez became executive labor arbiter for the region based in Cebu City from 2007 till the present. He was elevated NLRC Atty. Jose Gutierrez Labor Commissioner for 7th di- NLRC Commissioner vision based in Cebu just this month. A deeply religious and renewed Christian, ‘Joe’ as he is fondly called by his friends here has roots in Bohol. His parents migrated to Kapalong Davao . He is married to Dr. Alicia Gutierrez of NOPH. His two sons, Cliff and Jose, jr are both nurses now working in Canberra,Australia. His daughter Mary Ann-Kho is now a practicing lawyer.

penses relative to the maintenance of safehouses; and purchase of supplies and ammunitions, provision of medical and food aid, as well as, payment of incentives or travelling expenses relative to the conduct of intelligence or confidential operations. Hence, stories abound of the intelligence funds being used not for its stated and noble objectives but to provide employment to

friends, relatives and supporters of incumbent mayors and governors or converted to campaign funds. Teves said that if the administration really wanted full disclosure then his proposed addendum to the FOI bill covering the utilization of intelligence funds would merit enthusiastic support among his colleagues in Congress. (By Dems Demecillo)

critical reporting HOW MEDIA SEES IT, AND NOT OTHERS (


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1. That we will maintain and adhere to the spirit of honest reporting for our respective clients, we hereby declare that what we broadcast are true and factual to the best of our ability and that we welcome feedback’s from the public regarding matters that we covered in our respective programs on-air; 2. To our best efforts, we will exert all avenues to ventilate all sides of the issues giving people concerned the right to information and the right to reply; 3. That we shall abide by all provisions and refrain from violating the media guidelines under the KBP Radio Code of the Philppines and the Journalists’ Code of Ethics of the Philippine Press Institute ; 4. That we shall refrain from attacking personalities, program hosts of competing programs in the same or other radio stations, but rather we pledge to stick to valid public issues as our topics of discussions everyday; 5. To maintain our credibility, we shall not prevent opposite views of our commentaries thru texts, phone-patch interviews and speeches and the like 6. That we shall arrive 10minutes before board-time; and pause for commercials 2x an hour and end our programs on time; needless to say that all blocktime programs and news public affairs will be recorded digitally and stored for two weeks.

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September 16, 2012 Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court of Negros Oriental 7th Judicial Region Branch 41 Dumaguete City ROY TOPAZE M. GO hereinafter represented by JOSE MARIE E. PARTOSA, Petitioner, - versus REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR THE CITY OF DUMAGUETE, Respondent x-----------------------------

CAD. PLDG. NO. 2012-4008 For: CORRECTION OF ENTRY OF TCT No. 109-2012000544



Vociferous word war: on performance ratings


rovincial Interior and Local Government Operations Officers are calling for sobriety, amid the vociferous word war among the vari ous political factions after the results of the Local Government Performance Management System for 2011 revealed that Negros Oriental lost its 7th place ranking in 2010 falling by 50 notches down to rank 57 among the 79 provinces of the country. Jofralito Lorico, DILG Provincial Director said that instead of trading barbs and name calling it would be best for all the stakeholders to come together, and find out the reasons for Capitol’s steep drop in its performance to come up with a solution, to improve the ranking in next year’s assessment. Rolando M. Acosta, DILG Assistant Secretary reported that the Overall

Performance Index of the Province for 2011 was 4.36 compared to 4.85 in 2009 (ranked 1 nationwide) and 4.758 in 2010 (ranked 7). The OPI is determined by taking the composite indexes of five areas of governance namely Administrative, Social, Economic, Environmental and Valuing Fundamentals. A performance scale is used to identify areas, with excellent performance and

areas of improvement. A perfect scale of 5 denotes excellent performance, while scales 1-4 indicates the need for improvement. To aid the provincial stakeholders in the review, Deputy DILG Provincial Director Farah Gentuya bared the actual results, interpretations and recommendations of the LPGMS as follows: Negros Oriental’s Administrative Governance

Mulat Pinoy launched Sept 27 in Dumaguete


ulat Pinoy , a project of the Probe Media Foundation supported by the Philippine Center for Population and Development, will be launched in Dumaguete during a ‘Social NetWorth Regional Youth Forums-Dumaguete’ on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 9:00 AM. This will be held at Silliman Hall, Silliman University, Dumaguete City. Beginning in 2009, Mulat Pinoy has been at the forefront of youth education on population and development, using social media to reach broader audiences. Yasmin Mapua Tang is the Executive Director, Probe Media Foundation Social NetWorth, began as a workshop in February 2012, where 24 college students from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao learned about using social media to

promote their own population and development advocacies in their schools and communities. In August 2012, Mulat Pinoy brought Social NetWorth to the University of Mindanao in Davao City as a half-day forum. ‘Social NetWorth Regional Youth ForumsDumaguete’, will feature the KNN documentary, PopDev for YOUth. In ‘Puro na lang sex!’ Ana

Santos of Sex and Sensibilities will discuss myths and misconceptions about sex. ‘Responsible social media use’ features Michael Josh Villanueva of, talking about the use of social media for information dissemination and social change. This event is free and open to the public. Media are requested to cover the event. Lunch will be served after the program.

covered five sub-areas: (1) Human Resource Management and Development 4.22, which denotes that the provincial government has “a desirable organizational performance and productivity;” (2) Resource Allocation and Utilization was rated 2.83 or low performance with “weak management and coordination process in budgeting and accounting, the administration is reminded of the need to strengthen this area since the “fundamental of governance is the effective allocation and optimum utilization of resources; (3) Revenue Generation was rated 3.0 or fair “denoting that existing measures in support of revenue generation needed to be enhanced and maximized;” (4) Development Planning, 4.09, high but not excellent, “there is a need to improve organizational performance, consultation process, management of planning database, and the lack of quality land use and development planning;” (5) Local Legislation, 4.22, high but not excellent, the LPGMS counseled for the “evaluation of the legislative staff competence and the greater use of legislative tools such as development, legislative tracking, backstopping committee, and legislative performance.” On Social Governance: (1) Support to educational services was rated “excellent or 5”, which indicates that the “Special Education Fund was used where it should be utilized for school facilities, educational research, scholarship programs, additional classrooms and teachers; however; (2) Support to housing and basic utilities was low at 2.00 thus, there is a need to extend more assistance and to sustain the program;

Filed with this Court is a verified Petition for Correction of Entry of Transfer Certificate of Title No. 109-2012000544, filed on July 24, 2012 by petitioner, Roy Topaze M. Go, represented by Jose Marie E. Partosa, through counsel, Atty. Rilt Renart G. Dorado, praying that an Order be issued directing the Registry of Deeds for the City of Dumaguete to correct the bearing of the tie point of Lot 3975-B-10, PSD-07-016155 from N. 66 DEG. 01” to N. 66 DEG. 01’W. Petitioner alleges that he is the registered owner of a parcel of land otherwise known as Lot 3975-B-10, PSD-07-016155 situated at Bagacay, Dumaguete City, as evidenced by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 1092012000544 of the Register of Deeds for the City of Dumaguete; that the bearing in the tie point of the property is missing the letter “W” or West, the said tie point as contained in the said title is as follows: “ . . . BEGINNING AT A POINT MARKED “1” ON PLAN BEING N. 66 DEG. 01’ 483.53 M. FROM BBM NO. 43 . . .” the bearing or N. 66 DEG. 01’ lacks the letter W at the end, the correct bearing of the tie point should have been N. 66 DEG. 01’W; that this is a simple omission since the file copy of the respondent contains the entire bearing of N. 66 DEG. 01’W, including the “W” but when the title was issued, it lacks the said “W” or West; and finally, because of the considerable amount of time from issuance of the then TCT 36009, the title preceding TCT 109-2012000544, which contained the technical description, and the same title was used as basis for issuance of now TCT 109-2012000544, the respondent will no longer correct the same without a court order, thus, this petition. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the same be set for hearing on October 24, 2012 at 8:30 in the morning, before this branch and notice is hereby given that anyone who has objection to the petition may file his opposition thereto on or before the scheduled date of hearing. The petitioner is directed to publish this Order, at his expense, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Negros Oriental and to furnish copies of this Order to the adjoining owners of Lot 3975- B-10. The Sheriff/Process Server of this Court is also directed to post this Order in three (3) conspicuous places, at the Barangay Hall of Bagacay, Dumaguete City, a copy on the premises, at the City Hall of Dumaguete City, Provincial Capitol, Hall of Justice and in the place where the land is located. SO ORDERED. GIVEN this 15th day of August, 2012 in Dumaguete City, Philippines (Sgd.) GERARDO A. PAGUIO, JR. Pairing Judge The Negros Chronicle Sept. 9, 16 & 23, 2012

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registrar Office Province: Negros Oriental City/Municipality: Dumaguete

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JINALINA B. AWIL has filed with this Office a petition for change of name from BB. GIRL JINALINE to JINALINA in the Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) of BB. GIRL JINALINE BUTTONES AWIL who was born on November 11, 1971 at Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental and whose parents are Rodolfo Fernandez Awil and Lilia Lucen Buttones. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than October 1, 2012. (Sgd.) RUPERTA G. BAGUASAN Civil Registrar The Negros Chronicle September 16 & 23, 2012

HEIDI’S PAWNSHOP “The Pawnshop with a Heart” Along Sta. Rosa St., Dumaguete City Tel. No. 422-7735 & their Newest Branch at Silliman Ave., Dgte. City Tel. #422-9002

(3) Health Services was rated 4.47 but the LGPMS urged the Local Health Board “to do more to improve the overall quality of the local health system considering that its performance fell short in certain aspects such as maternal and child care services;” (4) Peace, Security and Disaster Risk Management was rated 4.88 or “high but not excellent,” the LPGMS team suggested for the provincial government to “strengthen the Peace and Order Council, Local Council for the Protection of Children by ensuring annual

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financial support to these special bodies, including the Katarungang Pambarangay the principal instrument of the village justice system that promotes community peace, harmony and solidarity.” On Economic Governance: (1) Support to Fishery Services and (2) Entrepreneurship, Business and Industry Promotion got an identical rating of 5.00 indicating excellence in these areas with “most if not all fish folks benefiting from fishery extension, credit and production support and onTo page 16

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PHCCI Opens : Satellite Office Yesterday, September 15, 2012, Perpetual Help Communi ty Cooperati ve (PHCCI) opened its Valencia satellite office at Larena St., South Poblacion, Valencia, Negros Oriental, right in Valencia’s commercial area facing the scenic plaza. This new offi ce comes just a f ew months aft er t he opening of the Cooperative’s Sibulan Satellite office. With the Satellite Office in Valencia, PHCCI members living nearby can now make their deposits, loan payments and other transactions in the said office.


he Department of Education division of Negros Oriental is expected to fill up a number of existing vacant teaching positions on or before September 15, this week, according to assistant division superintendent Dexter Aguilar. A total of 121 teaching positions are to be filled up within the week based on the new guidelines as provided for in Department Order No. 12. Aguilar explained the delay was due to the issuance of such guidelines in the selection process which involves the registry of qualified applicants. Of the number, 38 kindergarten school teacher positions are needed in the whole province, 34 items for elementary school teachers and 49 new items for high school teachers. For kinder, 17 items allotted for the first district, 8 items for the 2nd district and 13 items

for the 3rd district. For elementary school teachers, 17 are intended for the 1st district,  only six for the 2 nd district  a nd 11 for the 3rd district. While for the secondary level, 19 slots are allotted for the 1 st  district,  13  for  the 2 nd district  and  17  for  the 3rd district. Aguilar assured all the applicants they will be hired based on qualifications and ranking requirements under the registry of qualified applicants. If ranked A, the application has to go through the others include the point system, educational attainment, eligibility, licensure exams output, among others.jg


he Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital ’s (NOPH) income is increas ing every year since it was devolved to the provincial government, says provincial health officer II Dr Dante Domingo. Proportionately, population in the area served has also incured an increase is he population.

(From page 1) 1. That officially the RTC has decided not to grant the TRO asking that he refrain from selling the Tolong Sugar Mill 2. That the Tolong Sugar mill will be sold by him as majority owner; that the mill is to be bought by John Gokongwei to the tune of P600Million ; 3. That Miniong would like to sell the sugar mill so that all his children will have equal shares from it; 4. That he still has the right to usufruct until after his passing; 5. On GARY TEVES bid for the governorship: he declared that Gary has his unequivocal support and that he believes Gary will win; and so will he support his grandson Pryde Henry as congressman; 6. That under the modern day electoral and computerized process, he has expressed his grave concern and that despite all the odds, he believes Gary will make it.

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Yali, Liloan, Cebu. It has a track record of building quality infrastructure. MEANWHILE, Gov Roel Degamo wrote DPWH district-1 Engr. Doroy to give him and for the people, the status of the Himampangon cliff construction, as well as other DPWH project status provicnewide.

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DepEd to refill Domingo forecasts central Vacant positions Block finished by Dec2012

Hospital income increase; So does population here GARY still ...


In early 1992 when health services were devolved, NOPH was only earning an average of P3 million annually. Last year, the hospital income was placed at P94 million and this year it is projecting an annual income of P130 million out of laboratopry services, x-ray operations and other health services. Domingo made the comparison to support the desire of the provincial government to borrow from the bank the amount of P350 million to construct the Central Block

Building which he said is badly needed by the more than 400,000 poorest of the poor Negrosanons. With the hospital income alone, it will be able to repay the loan being a good investment for the health of the people. The doctor, however understands some people will express different opinions in the spirit of democracy and that he respects their decisions. The provincial government allocates 37% of its total budget for this year in health services, Domingo pointed out.


he P74 million European Community-funded Out Patient Depart ment (OPD) of the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) is expected to be completed in December this year and to be fully operational in January next year. Provincial Health Officer II Dr Dante Domingo clarified, the multi-million peso project has five components, in the wake of misleading information that compares one of the OPD buildings to a newly-built building in one of the hospitals in Dumaguete which has almost the same amount. The five components included the main building which has three floors, the 2nd component is a two-storey building with private rooms, clinical areas, offices and ambulance bay, the 3rd component is the renovation of the old OPD with several rooms, the 4thcomponent is the powerhouse and the 5th is the water cistern. Dr. Domingo explained there’s no point in comparing the OPD building of the

Envisioned in the P350 million loan is the construction of an oxygen plant that will generate 100 tanks a day, to be pumped directly to different wards and clinical sections of the hospital. He said NOPH spends P450,000 a month in oxygen which is translated to P6 million more or less every year. When this oxygen plant is realized, Domingo said the provincial hospital will have a lot of savings that can help in the amortization of the loan. “It is important that we implement the project to provide space and quality dwelling places for both patients and the watchers including the public as well as provide quality health services to all who come to the provincial hospital,” Domingo pointed out. CHOY GALLLARDE

NOPH with other buildings in the city. He further stressed being the center of wellness and a place of refuge for patients, it needs a strong structure for an OPD. The five components is inter-connected to each other including the administration building and the impending construction of the

central block building The water cistern collects the rainwater to be pumped back to the flushing system of the hospital with the use of a pressure, thereby, saving millions of pump pesos in expenses and the powerhouse is so important in case of power outage.CHOY GALLARDE

Show must go on Says gov on Buglasan


he show must go on,” says Gov. Roel Degamo upon learning that until today not a single city or municipality has officially confirmed their participation in the Buglasan Festival showdown. However, there are indications that six of seven local government units (LGUs) will be participating in the festival showdown as the major highlight of the Buglasan, the deadline for the submission of entries of which is on Friday, September 14, 2012, according to Buglasan co-director Nick Elman in a press briefing. He said private-public sector participation is encouraged to make the affair a success. This year’s Buglasan will have more than 85 activities, 17 of which are sports-related events from October 12 to October 21. A seed money of P100,000 is given to LGUs that are participating in the booth competition which is transferred from the Sidlakan Negros Village (SNV) to the Freedom Park grounds, while the exhibits will remain at the SNV. Degamo said survey shows 95% of those asked wanted the booths to be placed at the capitol grounds.

Initially, seven LGUs are participating in the booth contest,   namely,  Canlaon  City  , Mabinay, Sibulan, Dumaguete, Dauin , Valencia , Siaton and possibly Sta. Catalina. Degamo understands the predicament of some mayors for their non-participation in the festival of festivals due to financial constraints, but appealed to them to set aside partisan politics and celebrate the fiesta of the province of which they also belong. Concerns for security is given topmost priority by the governor with the setting up of CCTV cameras in three major areas, namely, the Freedom Park , at the Sidlakan Negros Village and at the Rizal Boulevard which is the venue of the fireworks competition. PNP provincial director PSrSupt Edward Carranza said augmentation forces will be deployed in strategic places and on sanitation, portalets are strategically located for public use.jg

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