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Vol. XXVI No. 243 20 Pages, 4 Sections P18.00 Thursday, November 29, 2012

2012 warmer than normal


DOHA, QatarDespite early cooling from La Nina, 2012 is on track to become one of the top 10 hottest years on record, with the U.S. experiencing extreme warmth and Arctic Sea ice shrinking to its lowest extent, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday.
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Church puts clout on the line with drive vs RH


By Vito Barcelo
A CATHOLIC ofcial said Wednesday the bishops for the rst time would be urging the faithful to vote as a bloc to defeat the Reproductive Health bill that the bishops say is anti-life and the candidates favoring passing it. Analysts, however, said the move was a risky one because it would be putting the Churchs inuence on the line. It would be okay if the faithful followed the clerics and rejected the candidates favoring the RH bill, but what if they didnt and voted according to their conscience? one said. Isabela de Basilan Bishop Martin Jumoad said the advocates of the RH bill should not underestimate the bishops campaign against those favoring the measure. I think we can come up with a Catholic vote, Jumoad said. The Churchs moral responsibility to uphold the sanctity of life will be our code of belief. But Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles said whether or not a Catholic vote existed,
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In custody. Jachob Rasuman, the leader of an investment rm allegedly behind a pyramiding scam in Mindanao, arrives in Manila from Cagayan de Oro on the night of Nov. 27 escorted by ve NBI agents. Rasuman is accused of cheating investors out of billions of pesos worth of investments. (Story below) ERIC APOLONIO

PH wont stamp China passports


US weighs in by raising its concerns to Beijing By Sara Susanne Fabunan, Macon Ramos-Araneta, AP Senate votes 3Q growth of 7.1% IN a sharp turnaround, the Philippine government on Thursday said it would no longer stamp its visas on Chi14-1 to pass nas new e-passports, even as Washington said it will raise leads in SEA region its concerns to Beijing over the new passport, which it said P2t budget By Joyce Pangco caused tension and anxiety among claimant countries
RH supporters. Demonstrators picket outside the Senate building
in Pasay City demanding the immediate passage of the Reproductive Health bill. EY ACASIO

By Macon Ramos-Araneta

VOTING 14-1 with no abstention, the Senate approved on third and nal reading the proposed P2.006 trillion national budget for 2013 which Senate nance committee chairman Franklin Drilon described as a tool for peoples empowerment. Drilon said next years budget was 10.5 percent more than this years . In interposing the lone objection to the proposed budget, Senator Joker Arroyo said he was constrained to vote against the 2013 General Appropriations Act because the one prepared by Malacanang and approved by the House and the budget the Senate had just approved appeared to be xeroxed copies Arent we expected to scrutinize and if need be, make changes thereon? he asked. He noted that this years gargantuan lump sum appropriations which are ultimately disposable by the President, directly and indirectly, had become bigger. Next page

The Foreign Affairs Department released the decision later in the day following an inter-agency meeting that tackled the issue. Malacaang, through its spokesman Edwin Lacierda, later afrmed the decision. In its ofcial statement, the Foreign Affairs said that it would instead stamp its visas on a separate visa application form to avoid misunderstanding that the Philippines was legitimizing the Chinas e-Passport. This action is being undertaken to avoid the Philippines being misconstrued as legitimizing the 9-dash line every time a Philippine visa is stamped on such Chinese e-passport, the department said. The decision, according to the department, means that the Philippines is now reinforcing its protest against Chinas excessive claim over almost the entire West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Foreign Affairs said Chinas expansive

nine-dash claim was inconsistent with international law, specically the United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea or Unclos. We are preparing for an early implementation of the aforementioned action, the departments statement said. Vietnam, which has its own territorial dispute with China in Spratlys Island, and India, which is contesting ownership of the islets over the northern side of China, both said they would not stamp the new e-passports. India also issued Chinese citizens visas embossed with New Delhis own maps. Taiwan also rejected the passports because the map extended its reach to Taipei territory. Washington also weighed in on the issue on the new e-passport, but said it would still accept the Chinese passport as a legal document. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said it was up to countries to decide
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ECONOMIC growth accelerated unexpectedly in the third quarter to the fastest pace since 2010 as government spending and investment increased, easing pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates further. Gross domestic product increased 7.1 percent in the three months ending in September from a year earlier, compared with a 6 percent gain in the previous quarter, the National Statistical Coordination Board said. President Benigno Aquino III is increasing spending to a record this year while seeking more than $17 billion of investment in roads and airports. The Philippines is forecast to be among the

10 fastest growing economies in 2012, according to a Bloomberg survey, making it less likely that Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will cut its benchmark interest rate again in December. The Philippines is going to rock, said Trinh Nguyen, a Hong Kong-based economist at HSBC Holdings Plc. The central bank and the government have made timely policy adjustments that are boosting trend growth. With momentum so strong, we think BSP will hold rates and mark the end of the easing cycle. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index erased earlier losses and rose 0.7 percent as of 11:44 a.m. The Philippine peso was little changed at 40.86 per dollar. It has risen more than 7 percent this
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De Lima ties Aman Futures to terrorists


By Rey E. Requejo And Macon Ramos-Araneta
THE Justice Department on Wednesday linked Aman Futures Group Phils. Inc., the company behind a P12-billion investment scam that victimized 15,000 people in the Visayas and Mindanao, to unspecied terrorist activities. That angle is being pursued, said Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, after the National Bureau of Investigation said it had reports that funds from the Ponzi-type scam had found their way to terrorists. De Lima, however, would not say which groups were involved. I dont have the particulars on that. And even if I do have that, I dont think I can share it with you, she said. She added, however, that the information was so alarming that the NBI sought the help of the Anti-Money Laundering Council to freeze the assets of Aman as early as July. Last week, the Court of Appeals issued a 20-day freeze order covering 25 bank accounts registered under Aman and its boss, ManuelAmalilio, through an ex-parte petition filed by the AMLAC and the Office of the Solicitor General. Next page

Comelec rejects 45 more party-lists


By Joel E. Zurbano
THE Elections Commission on Wednesday announced it had disqualied 45 more party-list organizations, most of them with names starting with 1 and A, from joining next years mid-term elections. That brought to 134 the total number of party- list groups that the poll body has rejected. A total of 165 new party-list groups applied for accreditation to join next years elections while 124, including those who won in the May 10, 2010 elections, were already registered. Next page

Reyes bros not off the hook yet


Haggard look. President Aquino looked drawn as he attended the awarding rites for the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo on Nov. 26.

Solons demand daily bulletin on PNoys health


By Maricel Cruz
MALACAANG should issue a daily bulletin on the state of health of President Aquino, who seems to be battling recurring colds and u and stubborn cough that interrupts his speeches, minority members in the House of Representatives said on Wednesday. The public has the right to know the truth about the Presidents health condition, Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano said. He should rest and Malacanang should issue a daily health bulletin on his condition. He should stop smoking, too. Last week, Albano also asked Aquino to see a doctor. Health Secretary Enrique Ona supported Albano and said Aquino should take breaks in his work and go on a holiday. But presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte turned down suggestions that Aquino should undergo medical check-up to determine his state of health. When the president cough or sneeze, his face turn red as if he was embarassed by the effort. Albano said the presidential daily health bulletin was also adopted during the term of former strongman Ferdinand Marcos, who suffered from liver ailment that led to his death. But Minority Leader Danilo
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By Joyce Pangco Panares and Rey Requejo


MALACAANG said on Wednesday the arrest warrant and P5 million bounty on former Palawan governor Joel Reyes and his brother, Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, remained in effect despite a Court of Appeals ruling that invalidated the investigation
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We will include the entire world. When you include the other parts, so whats that? Did they also include the Philippines? When you include it in your own passport, Im sure they will also accept it. He added that there was no need to deny the entry to the country of Chinese carrying that kind of passport. There is no need for that. If they want to make a passport like that, so what? We can also decorate our passport. We can include the entire Pacic area plus some of their areas there. So, it does not matter, he said. Senator Panlo Lacson, however, agreed with Santiagos view. While countries like Indonesia and Vietnam have been complaining, we should also do the same, Lacso said. Meanwhile, opposition lawmakers defended President Benigno Aquino IIIs rudeness after the chief executive aggressively pushed for the internalization of the West

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what their passports look like and the US would still accept the Chinese one as a legal document, but added, thats a different matter than whether its politically smart or helpful to be taking steps that antagonize countries. Earlier, Senators Miriam Defensor Santiago said that the Philippine government should take a more aggressive approach against Chinas

inclusion of the disputed West Philippine Sea in its e-passport. We should take a strong regional action against this apparently miniscule controversy, said Santiago. We should do as Vietnam did. We should refuse to accept those (e-passport). After all, we are supreme in our territory. And the only reason we have a passport is they have to show that they are in effect authorized to enter our territory, but that would depend on Vicente Sotto III and Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said there was no such thing as a Catholic vote, but the clerics could inuence voters. Sotto said the Catholics were not voting as one because they voted based on their preferences, although their priests could inuence how they voted. Marcos said it was difcult to oppose the Catholic Church. At the House of Representatives, the RH bills principal author on Wednesday expressed hope that the period of amendments for the measure would push through next week. Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman said it would be prudent for the House leadership to deliberate on the measure one step at a time because it was highly controversial and divisive. He played down the bishops position that Senate Bill 2865 and House Bill 4244, or the Reproductive Health and Responsible Parenthood Development bill, were against natural and moral law. The RH advocates should not fear a negative Catholic vote because the alleged backlash has no empirical basis, Lagman said. Fear has always been used by the clergy as an instrument of repression and reprisal like fear of eternal damnation, fear of excommunication, fear of offending religious minsters, fear of contraceptives as abortifacients and carcinogenic, and fear of a demographic winter. Lagman earlier introduced a substitute bill to his HB 4244 that, among other things, would limit the distribution of contraceptives to the poorest of the poor in a move to appease those opposing the measure, and especially the Catholic Church. With Maricel V. Cruz, Ronald O. Reyes and Macon RamosAraneta sin tax measure, said Arroyo. He added that the Presidents power to impound appropriations rightfully due to legislators remain intact, which he said was the reason why the legislators cannot go against the President. Those who voted in favor of the bill which was certied urgent by the Palace were Senators Edgardo Angara, Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, Pia Cayetano, Franklin Drilon, Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada, Francis Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Panlo Lacson, Loren Legarda, Serge Osmena, Francis Pangilinan, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, and Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Aquilino Pimentel III. Drilon said next years budget is slated to provide P698.4 billion for social services program, P510.9 billion for economic services and P333.9 billion for debt services. The budget is directed to provide funding for public ser-

us so if we dont like what they print in their passport we have the right to refuse to let the person enter. As long as you are within Philippine territory, land, sea or air territory, you have to comply with what the Philippinre wants. That is the meaning of sovereignty in international relations, she said. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, however, said that Chinas action was no big deal. We can also make a passport.

Philippine Sea issue. House Minority Leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez said the President maybe rude and stubborn but he was right to defend the countrys sovereignty. We in the minority conur with our President on this matter. When it comes to our sovereignty we should all have one voice and we should support our leader, Suarez said. With Joyce Pangco-Paares and Maricel V. Cruz was held invalid. The Reyes brothers went into hiding and were believed to have ed the country when the second panel found probable cause against them and several others for the murder of Ortega, who was shot dead in Palawan on January 24, 2011. De Lima said she had ordered the Ofce of the Solicitor General to le a motion for reconsideration and the warrants would stay because the CA decision is not yet nal. The available remedy for us at this point is to le a motion for reconsideration through the ofce of the Solicitor General. Hence, the Reyeses are not yet off the hook, De Lima said. She defended her decision to create a new panel of investigators. Lacierda said the impressive third quarter growth put the Philippines ahead of Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore. In the long term, Abad said, he sees the countrys risk prole improving considerably. All in all, were looking at very fruitful times ahead. This will allow the cost of doing business in the country to decrease further and, consequently, invite more investor interest from all points of the globe, Abad said. Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory Domingo said the third quarter gowth was a sign that the country is on the way toward a sustainable high-growth environment. On the demand side, Balisacan said, household spending accounted for more than half of the growth in the third quarter, supported by slower movement of prices. Remittances grew by 4.2 percent, which also contributed to higher household spending. With Julito Rada and Bloomberg some investors. Taha said she was lured by Jova to invest P 1 million in the Ponzi company after Jova, who acted as an agent of Aman, offered a return of investment of 100 percent, which came due on Sept. 25, 2012. But the respondents failed to deliver the proceeds of their investments and eventually closed their ofce and declared themselves out of business. Complainant Ala said he enticed to invest in Aman, which accepted money from the public as an investment and with a large return of investment in the form of interest, ranging from 30 percent to 40 percent within the 80day period and 63 percent to 86 percent within the 18-day period of investment. He said he gave P3.39 million last Sept. 17, P3 million on Sept. 28, and P1 million on Oct. 1, to one of the respondents, Mohammad Hassan Mackno, who in turn deposited the money in the bank account of Mrs. Co, whom he said was the principal of the Aman agent. The total invested principal amount of P7,890,000, deposited under the account of Ilang-Ilang Co (wife of incumbent Pagadian Mayor Samuel Co) failed to produce any cash-outs from the principal amounts including its interests despite repeated demands, the NBI complaint said. Its important tht we have a healthy president, but it is not for us to decide. If we perceive that he is sick, then it should be his doctor and his family who could tell and say whether he needs to go on vacation, Fua said. But Zambales Rep. Jun Omar Ebdan insisted that the president should see his doctor because the country needs a healthy president. Leaders must always be healthy, if not the healthiest in our country, so they can rule properly and set a good example to their constituents, Ebdane said.

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what was certain is that they would be intensifying their campaign against the bill and its proponents and supporters. What they think of as a myth today may be a reality tomorrow, Arguelles said. We are trying to encourage the good Catholics, and there are already those who are responding to our call. Still, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, president of the Catholic Bishops conference of the Philippines, on Wednesday said its up to the people to make their own decisions when asked about the so-called Catholic vote. There is no ofcial statement from the CBCP on whether or not the Catholics would be urged to reject the political candidates supporting the RH bill, Palma said, adding the Catholics had the freedom to choose their government leaders. Yes, of course. That has always been the case, Palma said. We will be proposing a guideline...but not in the sense projected by the papers. The CBCP said every diocesan bishop would be issuing his own pastoral letter to local priests that will be read during Mass starting on Sunday. Each pastoral letter will have a similar religious matter concerning the negative consequence of the reproductive health bill, the CBCP said. In South Cotabato, Marbel Bishop Dinualdo Gutierrez said efforts were under way in his diocese to campaign against the pro-RH bill candidates. Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said they had already intensied their campaign to urge voters to reject the pro-RH bill candidates. At the Senate, Majority Leader

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that linked the two men to the 2011 murder of environmentalist Gerry Ortega. Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda scoffed at the Court of Appeals ruling that censured Justice Secretary Leila de Lima for abuse of discretion when she created a second panel that overturned the original panels ndings that cleared the Reyes brothers, and called her action scary. Why should the Court of Appeals be scared? Lacierda said, insisting De Lima had the authority to create the second panel. The CA ruling raised the possibility that the murder charges against the two men may eventually be quashed because the panel that re-investigated the case gained 12 percent and household spending advanced 6.2 percent. The Palace expressed condence that GDP for the last three months would be as energetic as the third quarter, said Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, who said the 7.1 percent growth exceeded the governments own expectations. We are optimistic that our fourth-quarter growth will remain as energetic. Public consumption will most denitely stay robust, fueled by high consumption levels during the holidays, continuing investments in public and private infrastructure, and the kick-start of election-related spending this Christmas season, he said. Along with the countrys strong economic fundamentals and the Aquino administrations smart scal strategy, the continued acceleration of public spending played a crucial role in pushing our GDP growth at a rate higher than expected, Abad added. Presidential spokesman Edwin

Unlicensed gun parts. Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon

inspects unlicensed gun parts that his men conscated from the baggage of a passenger who ew in from the United States and landed at Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

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year, the best performer among Asias 11 most-traded currencies tracked by Bloomberg. Some Asian ofcials have restrained their stimulus efforts as global expansion slowed, with others refraining from interest-rate cuts to preserve repower should Europes debt crisis worsen. Bangko Sentral will be careful to calibrate the use of its enhanced policy tool kit to help ensure domestic demand price pressures and risks from capital ows are managed, central bank Governor Amando Tetangco said Wednesday. In the near-term, our policy stance appears to remain appropriate, he said. Full-year growth may be 6 percent to 7 percent, Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said. Moodys Investors Service raised the countrys credit ratvice, which would provide more jobs, better education, improved healthcare services and empowerment of the Filipino people in nation building, Drilon. He said that once signed, the 2013 national budget will provide for funds to nally close the resource gaps in education system such as the shortage of teachers and educational resources, as well as the lack of enough classrooms The Presidents instruction in his last State of the Nation Address is clear, to completely address by next year the classroom backlogs of P66,800, he said. To attain this, Drilon said the Department of Education was given the biggest budget of P292.7 billion, which is 22.6 percent higher than this years budget. The bigger budget for DepEd will also help boost its K- 12 program. Drilon added that the budget could continue to invest in social protection package of about P3.8 million indi-

ing to one step below investment grade in October, luring more pledges from companies including Alliance Global Group Inc. and First Gen Corp. The government signed a peace deal with Muslim guerrillas in the mineralrich south last month, and said it expects about $1 billion of commitments in Mindanao. Philippine exports rose 22.8 percent in September from a year earlier, as data signaling a recovery in the US and China boosted the outlook for Asian goods. Ination eased to a four- month low of 3.1 percent in October, while remittances, which make up the equivalent of about 10 percent of GDP, surged to a record $1.8 billion in September. The economy expanded 6.5 percent in the January-September period, government data released Wednesday showed. Public construction in the third quarter climbed 23.7 percent from a year earlier, while government spending gent families through the conditional cash transfer program which is allotted P44.25 billion in 2013 from P39.5 billion this year. A total of P12.6 billion has also been provided for the enrollment in Philheatlh of 5.2 million poor families. The DPWH, meanwhile, received the second highest budget among government agencies with P152.9 billion, followed by the DND with P121.6 billion, the Interior and Local Government Department will receive P121.1 billion while the Department of Agriculture will get P71.4 billion. The Health Department will receive P56.8 billion, followed by the Social Welfare Department with P56.2 billion; the Transportation and Communications Department, P37.1 billion, the Finance Department, P33.2 billion and the Environment and Natural Resources Department with P23.7 billion. The Ofce of the President will receive P2.7 billion.

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This is anathema to budget making. Itemization of expenditures, whenever possible and practicable, is the preferred mode, he said. He added that over the years, every President seeks to enlarge his powers in the budget. And over the years, every Congress feebly tries to rescind this executive encroachment but the legislature always loses out, he added. For the 2013 budget, he said the President has more powers than in the 2012 budget and that Congress has hopelessly ceded its power of the purse. He also questioned the speedy passage of the budget, which took the Senate only ve days of passive plenary deliberations, from sponsorship to the period of amendments. In contrast, we spent 2 weeks of heated debates on the P40 billion

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The courts Fourth Division conrmed that the NBI investigation linked Aman to terrorists. Moreover, the information gathered by the NBI disclosed that the proceeds of said investments were transferred from Pagadian City to Cebu City where the Malaysian operators were situated. It was suspected that funds were not only used in money laundering activities but also in terrorist nancing, the court said. De Lima said she has already instructed the OSG to seek an extension of the freeze order. The NBI on Wednesday charged Pagadian City Mayor Samuel Co before the Justice Department as an accomplice of Aman. In its complaint, the bureau named the mayor and his wife, Pricilla Ann Fernandez Co, among the respondents in the charges for syndicated estafa led by businessman Samsodin Ala, re ofcer Fabian Tapayan Jr. and government employee Norolhaya Taha. Tapayan alleged in his sworn statement that Mayor Co personally received investments from the victims. He corroborated an earlier statement of Aman nancial manager-turned-witness, Ma. Donna Coyme, that the mayor even distributed checks to

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In a statement released at international climate talks in Qatar, the World Meteorological Organization said the alarming rate of the Arctic melt highlights the far-reaching changes caused by global warming. Climate change is taking place before our eyes and will continue to do so as a result of the concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which have risen constantly and again reached new records, WMO SecretaryGeneral Michel Jarraud said. Delegates from nearly 200 countries are meeting in the Qatari capital of Doha to discuss ways of slowing climate change, including by cutting emissions of greenhouse gases that scientists say are warming the planet, melting ice caps, raising sea levels, and changing rainfall patterns with impacts on oods and droughts. Discord between rich and poor countries on who should do what has kept the two-decadeold U.N. talks from delivering on that goal, and global emissions are still going up. The WMO said global temperatures rose after initial cooling caused by the La Nia weather oscillation, with major heat waves in the U.S. and Europe.

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Those disqualified on Wednesday were 1 Ang Batas 1-A Health, 1-Aid Dalaw Inc., 1-Aurora Integrated Multi-Purpose Cooperative, 1-Akong Minimum Wager, 1Alliance Of Public Transport Organizations, 1-Koop Mindanao, 1-Pagasa, 1 Team For Education Advancement and Change Inc., Magdiwang Maharlikang Mamamayan Movement, Pahiyom Pobreng Pamilyang Pinoy Inc., 1 Alliance Advocating Autonomy Party, Ang Ating Damayan Citizens Alliance, Apila Ng Bayan Inc., Aktibong Bayang Pilipino Inc., Alliance of Concerned Entrepreneurs for Food Security Inc., Acts-Overseas Filipino Workers Coalition of Organizations, Ako Bisaya, Ako ang Pasahero Inc., Active National Federation of Bantay Bayan Inc., Advocates for Penology Enhancement and Legal Assistance Inc., Agrarian Reform Beneciaries Association Inc., Adult School Drop-Outs, Alyansang mga Tsuper at Transport Operators ng Mindanao Inc. Bravo For Justice Inc., Social Security System Beneciaries, Retirees, Pensioners Association Inc., Hanapbuhay Para Sa Pinoy Inc.,

Mindanao Alliance For Reforms, Melchora, Noypi, PM Coalition, Pilipinas Para Sa Pinoy, Samahan ng mga Personero sa Aduana Inc., and Worldwide Anti-Crime and Child Abuse Assistance Group Inc., The commission announced its latest rejections even as Act Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio urged President Benigno Aquino III and the Elections Commission to disqualify the anticrime Community Involvement and Support, a program of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group whose rst nominee is the wife of CIDG Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr. The CIS is program of the Philippine National Polices CIDG supposedly intended to recruit private citizens to help the PNP ght crime, Tinio said. However, it seems that some of its leaders have now transformed it into a party-list organization, and I would not be surprised if its nominees are [National Police] ofcials or their close relatives, Tinio said. In fact, one of its nominees is is Maria Rosella Pagdilao, reportedly the wife of CIDG head Samuel Pagdilao Jr. Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said the commission meeting as a group voted against the 45 party-list groups as a result of their failure to prove they belonged to marginalized sectors. With Christine F. Herrera

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Suarez said he does not see anything wrong with the state of health of Aquino, adding: I dont think hes sick. Maybe, its just caused by his smoking. But we all know that smoking can also lead to death. Siquijor Rep. Orlando Fua said the helath condition of the President should not be an issue because theres nothing wrong with the president, and he should not go on vacation.

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No proof against Japanese tycoon


By Maricel V. Cruz

THE House committee on games and amusement on Wednesday failed to establish any proof to support charges that Japanese tycoon Kazuo Okada had spent $15 million to bribe Philippine gaming regulators into granting permit to the Tiger Resorts Leisure and Entertainment. Tiger Resorts was supposed to operate one of the four gaming centers at the proposed Entertainment City of Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.
Panel chairman Rep. Amado Bagatsing of Manila raised suspicion that Macau gambling bosses could be behind the latest information drive against Okada, head of Tiger Resorts. Pagcor ofcials led by company president Jorge Sarmiento and vice president for legal affairs Jay Daniel Santiago admitted that the alleged bribe recipient Rodolfo Soriano received the money in 2010. But two years before the alleged bribery, Okada received the license from Pagcor. Okadas representative to the Philippines, Masahiro Terada, revealed that the $10 million was returned to Universal on the same day it was illegally sent to a rm owned by Soriano, the Future Fortune Limited. Terada, during the hearing, said three Universal ofcials led by Hida and two other Japanese have been red for the $15 milion disbursement without the knowledge of the Tokyo entertainment rms board. He added that Universal has other business dealings with Soriano which include proposed investments in gaming rms in Vietnam and in Subic, Philippines. Bagatsing said it was possible that the remainder of the $15 million released to Sorianos rm was paid for by the said investment proposals. Soriano was not at all connected to Pagcor in 2010, since his employment contract lasted only for three months in 2006, Santiago said. Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio in his paper trail presentation revealed that the $5 million and $10 million disbursements came from Universal Entertainment, another Okada-led rm in Japan, and sent via money transfer to Soriano in May, 2010. The documents showed that the money transfers were sent to Sorianos rm, Future Fortune Limited, by Japanese Mitsuo Hida, an ofcial of the Tokyobased Universal, Tinio said.

Diamond jubilee. House Assistant Minority Leader Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez of Leyte (2nd from left) takes part in the offertory procession during the 75th Diamond Jubilee celebration of Palo Metropolitan Cathedral. With him are Rep. Lucy Torres and Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez. VER S. NOVENO

Groups want Recto out of sin tax process


By Macon Araneta
SENATOR Ralph Recto on Wednesday rejected calls made by 35 medical organizations in the country to inhibit himself from the bicameral conference proceedings on the sin tax bill. I will always do my job as the Senate requests me to do, Recto said, demanding the earmarking of the additional funds to be generated by he sin tax for projects handled by the Department of Health. Another lawmaker, Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was also asked by the medical groups to recuse himself from the proceedings. He could not be reached for comment. The groups, representing over 100,000 doctors, signed the manifesto in a press conference at the Philippine General Hospital on Wednesday. Health Secretary Enrique Ona witnessed the signing of the manifesto. The manifesto also called on legislators to pass a measure that will prevent thousands of deaths, asking them not to water down the bill on sin tax. The signing of the manifesto was led by Dr. Leo Olarte, vice president of the Philippine Medical Association. Why would they be scared? That (earmarking) in health is the most important to me, said Recto who noted that he is not applying to be a member of the bicameral comittee on the sin tax bill. Recto said he was surprised why the anti-tobacco advocates were scared when his proposed health amendments would press for the specic provisions on the distribution of income to be generated from the excise tax increase. The senator said he would wait and see if the bicameral group would support his inclusion in the panel. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III were said to be in favor of Rectos membership in the bicameral committee. Recto sponsored the Senate committee report on the reformed sin tax bill which projects to collect P15 billion to P20 billion from tax hikes on alcohol and tobacco products.

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17 new courts created
PRESIDENT Aquino has signed into laws mandating the creation of 17 new courts in ve municipalities. Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez, who supervises all appellate and lower courts in the judicial branch, welcomed the development, saying Republic Act Nos. 10339, 10340 and 10341 will be a big boost in the speedy administration of justice in ve cities and municipalities with big caseloads. We welcome the creation of new courts in Laguna, Cebu and Valenzuela City. The courts in these areas have huge caseloads. The creation of new courts in these areas will denitely reduce the backlogs to more manageable levels, Marquez said, in a text message. Marquez made the statement after the new laws passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate last September 17 and August 6, respectively, were published in a major newspaper yesterday. Joyce Panares

Military reshufe targets ve ofces


THE Armed Forces will reshufe its senior ofcers who are holding key positions in Camp Aguinaldo following the recent promotion of several generals, a source said on Wednesday. Likely targets of the reshufe are the ofces of Civil Relations Service, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Education and Training (J-8), Inspector General, Ofce of The Adjutant General, and possibly the AFP Human Rights, the source said. Considered as strong contenders for the CRS position are OTAG chief Brig. Gen. Rolando Jungco of the Air Force and HRO chief Brig. Gen. Domingo Tutaan Jr. of the Army. The CRS is currently being headed by Maj. Gen. Rolando Tenefrancia. He (Tenefrancia) is being considered to become the new J-8, DCS for Education and Training, the source said. The J-8 is currently led by Rear Admiral Cornelio dela Cruz Jr. who is being groomed to become the new inspector general, a threestar position vacated by Army Lt. Gen. Irineo Espino, who became the new Superintendent of the Philippine Military Academy. The CRS is very crucial ofce at this stage of the Internal Peace and Security Program (IPSP) or Bayanihan. We need someone who will efciently lead the CRS ofce for effective implementation of the civil aspect of our IPSP, a top level senior ofcer said. The IPSP, a counter-insurgency program, replaced Oplan Bantay Laya I and II of the previous administration. Some senior ofcer said whoever President Benigno Aquino III will appoint between Jungco and Tutaan would still be the best choice for the CRS position. Florante Solmerin

Land fraud a heinous crime

Friends of PCSO. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Ofce chairman Margarita P. Juico (right) engages in a light conversation with Undersecretary Edgar C. Galvante, permanent member of the Dangerous Drugs Board, during Wednesdays lunch with Friends of PCSO at the National Museum. Juico and PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. Rojas II (left) and PCSO Director Betty Nantes donated P117 million in assistance to eight mandated beneciaries during the event. The DDB got P12 million. JOSEPH MUEGO

PAMPANGA Rep. Aurelio Gonzales has led a bill to make counterfeiting of land titles a heinous crime. There are many incidents of fake or fabricated titles that are inicting harm on the integrity and stability of the certicates of title and making a travesty of the Torrens system or registration in the country, House Bill 787 said. The measure is with the House committee on justice for action. HB 787, or an act to classify the faking or fabricating, negotiating, transacting, conveying or mortgaging of fake or illegally fabricated Torrens Certicates of Title as a heinous offense provides that any person or persons who shall fake or illegally fabricate, negotiate, transact, convey or mortgage fake Torrens certicates of titles shall suffer the penalty of 15 to 30 years of imprisonment. . Maricel V. Cruz Gonzales

Rights group hits out at superbodys creation


By Christine F. Herrera
ADVOCACY group Karapatan on Wednesday said Malacanangs Administrative Order 35 that created a human rights superbody is meant to secure the $13-million US military aid that international human rights groups, including those in the Philippines, have blocked since 2008. But Palace allies in the House backed the superbody, saying more teeth is needed in the governments ght against violators. They said the local human rights situation was not as bad as it was being denounced here and abroad. The Aquino government is hell bent on securing the more than $13 million in US military assistance to the Philippine government that it does anything to deodorize its human rights record, said Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general. Since 2008, the assistance has been on hold due to international pressure from various fronts in the campaign against extrajudicial killings and other rights violations, she said. Palabay said Justice Secretary Leila de Lima was pedlling lies about the countrys records when she went to the US, representing the President Benigno Aquino III, and met with her counterparts. De Lima attended the Universal Periodic Review process at the United Nations and had, reportedly, met with ofcials of the State Department, the Department of Defense and with the American legislators, led by Rep. Rogers who chairs the US House Committee on Appropriations, she said. Karapatan chided the government for peddling lies to get the military aid. Palabay said a US military assistance would bode ill to civilians. If and when the government gets the aid, the money will only be used to oil the AFP to continue the cycle of terror and violence against the people,she said. In a joint statement, three lawmakers allied with the Palace welcomed the superbodys aim to deal with the nrights issue once and for all.

Loren backs anti-trafcking


SENATOR Loren Legarda expressed hope that Malacanang will sign into law the proposed Anti-Trafcking in Persons Act as amended in time for International Day Against Trafcking on December 12. Nine years after Republic Act 9208 was passed, we still have a long way to go to eradicate and effectively control the scourge that trafcking inicts upon our people, she said in a statement. The Senate and the House of Representatives have agreed on a reconciled version to give more teeth to the present law. Macon Ramos Araneta

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were Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan and El Salvador. At the same time, climate scientists discovered that the rise in sea levels was actually greater than the projection of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Changea body which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with former United States Vice President Al Gore. Sea levels are rising at an average of 3.2 millimeters per year, even as the IPCC projected only a 2.2-mm rise. If the present trend continues, sea levels would rise by an entire meter at the end of this century. Unfortunately, most of those in harms way cannot afford to seek shelter on higher ground. The scenario is terrifying: a surge in the number of climate refugees, food shortages, scarcity of other resources, and an eventual breakdown in peace and order.

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IN QATAR, thousands of climate change experts and environmental negotiators are trying to arrive at an acceptableand legally bindingagreement on addressing climate change. It is difcult to imagine how success could be realized this time around when previous efforts have failed spectacularly, despite a universally articulated desire to slow down the effects of the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Among the objectives of the climate conference is getting individual countries to agree to cutting their carbon dioxide and methane emissions at a specic rate over a specic period. These emissions come from various activities like transportation, power generation and industrial activities driving entire nations. These activities have been performed

Vulnerability
over centuries, long before the words climate change and greenhouse effectwere coined. This is the reason for the chasm between the developed and the developing countries. The latter demand that the former, having been responsible for the accumulation of gases over time, must put in place drastic cuts. Of course, the rich countries are not budging, not now especially. They need to do more to address the slowdown in their economies. As the mitigation stalemate continues, the effects of climate change are upon usmore for some nations than others. The Global Climate Risk Index, for instance, puts the Philippines among the four nations in 2011 most affected by weather-related loss events: storms, oods, heat waves, etc. Sharing our fate But forget about these worst-case scenarios in the meantime and focus on what can be done to adapt to the dangers we already face. While we have seen improvements in disaster risk management in the past few years, the level of commitment of local ofcials has not been uniform and consistent. Reactive scrambling remains the rule instead of the anticipation of danger and planning, not for rescue and rehabilitation, but for the minimization of that danger. Ultimately, the battle against climate change will be fought not in some global meeting but in the communities. And it will be a matter of survival, not among diplomats with the glibbest tongues, but among families and individuals especially those without the means to bring themselves to safety.

He didnt build it
LOWDOWN
WITH almost no help at all from government, the national economy grew impressively and beyond all expectations in the third quarter. And the top Aquino administration nance ofcial said this is proof that Aquinomics is supposedly working. Its true that the gross domestic product rose by 7.1 percent from July to September. But before government tries to grab all the credit for this good news, its important to see how the surprising growth took place. According to National Statistics Coordination Board, which released the ofcial economic gures on the third quarter yesterday, the growth was driven by the services sector, which grew by 7 percent during the period. The industry sector also posted growth for the fth consecutive quarter, growing by 8.1 percent, while good weather made the agriculture sector expand by 4.1 percent. The growth was driven by the Services sector with the robust performances of Transport, Storage and Communication, Financial Intermediation, and Real Estate, Renting & Business Activities supported by the ve consecutive quarters of sustained accelerated growth of the Industry and the seemingly weather-tolerant Agriculture sector, the NSCB said. Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan explained that household spending, which grew by 6.2 percent, accounted for more than half of the third quarter GDP growth on the demand side, while services made up for 58 percent of the GDP on the supply side. Domestic consumption was strengthened by that old reliable growth engineremittances from Filipinos abroad. Private spending has been on a steady ascent this year, climbing an annual 6.2 percent in the third quarter, the fastest growth in three quarters; public consumption expanded an annual 12 percent in the third quarter, almost double the rate in the second quarter. All of this made Philippine growth the second-fastest in East Asia, behind Chinas 7.4 percent and the fastest in Southeast Asia. But what made the growth spurt truly impressive was how little government did to make it happen. Indeed, despite the claims of administration ofcials, it was the private sector that did all the heavy lifting during the period. There were no major, big-ticket government projects begun, no signicant privatepublic partnership schemes that went online, no arrival of signicant investments (the foreign direct kind, not the hot-money variety that is ooding the stock market) as a result of novel government schemes like tax holidays and such like. To borrow one of President Noynoy
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To borrow one of Aquinos favorite expressions, minana lang namin ito.

Aquinos favorite expressions, minana lang namin ito [We just inherited this]. Of course, Aquino often says this when referring to the supposed problems that he has had to deal with that were left behind by his predecessor. But if Aquino and his economic advisers were truly honest, they would admit that they did next to nothing to grow the GDP. The resilience of the economyeverything from the boom in the business process outsourcing industry to the stability of the peso and interest ratesis something like Hacienda Luisita: Aquino didnt have to do anything to reap its benets. The same basic economic reforms and programs already helped us weather the rst part of the global economic crisis while Aquino was still twiddling his thumbs in the Senate. Left untouched, they will, in all likelihood, continue to keep us aoat in the parlous years to come. *** Indeed, by far the best thing that Aquino ever did for the economy was not to do anything or not to do enough damage to things that he knows nothing about. One of these is retaining Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amado Tetangco. Tetangco has helped keep a tight watch on interest rates, dollar reserves, the exchange rate and the banking industry, ne-tuning the economy as it weathers the continuing economic slowdown that is besetting both the Eurozone and the United States. Aquinos economic managers, on the other hand, have only scared investors with their tax-to-the-max schemes, the unfriendly and protectionist regulatory environments they have created and their failure to rein in smuggling and meet revenue targets. Of course, as far as grabbing credit is concerned, Aquino and his nancial managers are world class. Thus, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima didnt even bat an eyelash when he said the unexpected growth was an indication of investor and consumer condence in the Philippines. The growth rate shows that the economics of good governance works. Government takes care of scal sustainability, macroeconomics stability and continued business facilitation, while the private sector responds with more investment and consumption, Purisima said, only half-truthfully. Of course, as our current overlords used to say when they were still the political opposition, you cant eat macroeconomic data, no matter how good they are. Funny how these people are now trumpeting the same gains that millions of Filipinos have yet to experience as they ght for the few jobs that are here and kill themselves (sometimes literally) by working abroad. But the trickle-down effects of a stable economy take some time to be felt, after all. And if government would just keep focusing on politics and just leaves the economy alone, perhaps wed pull through.

A band-aid solution to gangrene


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THE countrys failure to protect and promote the right to life has taken center stage anew. On the eve of the third anniversary of the Ampatuan massacre, President Benigno Aquino III signed Administrative Order No. 35 creating a super-body headed by Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. The body would lead the effort to investigate and prosecute cases of extralegal killings and enforced disappearances in the country. The Secretaries of both the Departments of National Defense and Interior and Local Governments were likewise made members of this super body. And then, there was the third anniversary of the massacre itself. Unfortunately, the occasion did not warrant even a presidential remark other than a statement made by the President in a media summit that the government was looking into the cases of media killings. Then, late Tuesday, I received word from media contacts that the Court of Appeals had declared De Limas creation of the second DOJ panel to conduct a preliminary investigation into the Doc Gerry Ortega murder case null and void. How are these three events connected? Simply put, they explain why killings and enforced disappearances will continue in this country. The creation of AO 35 was illadvised. Already, we have at least three serious studies on what steps should be done to put an end to impunity. These are the Melo Commission Report, the Alston Report, and the Asia Foundations Parreno report. None of these recommended the creation of yet another body to deal with the killings. In
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fact, all these inquiries were issued when there was already some sort of super body in existence. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo created Task Force Habagat in the Philippine National Police followed by Task Force 211, also an inter-agency body. The killings and the disappearances continued despite the existence of these bodies. The Alston report then concluded that the Philippines is in breach of the duty to protect and promote the right to life because of a lack of political will to prosecute those behind these killings. It made special mention of the Ofce of the Ombudsman, which, despite its constitutional and legal mandate, has failed to investigate and prosecute even a single state agent for these killings and disappearances. The Asia Foundation-funded Parreno report, in turn, concluded that the National Prosecution Service is largely to blame for the problem of impunity. To begin with, the NPS has a measly 1 percent conviction rate for cases of extralegal killings. If at all, this last report has at least identied the weakest link in the ght against impunity: the Executive. The reality, though, is that decisions such as the Court of Appeals nullication of Secretary De Limas creation of a second preliminary investigation that charged former Palawan Governor Joel Reyes and his brother for the murder of Doc Gerry Ortega highlight the Judiciarys role in this culture of impunity. While I have not seen this decision of the CA, it does highlight why a super body within the executive branch of government alone is not the solution to impunity. While the Parreno report did not identify the Judiciary as the weakest link, it has noted that institutional weaknesses within the Judiciary itself, including notorious delays and perception of corruption, also aficts the system.

But where does the Ampatuan massacre come in? It serves as the case study on what happens when there is institutional breakdown of the countrys criminal justice system. The fact remains that while Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes and all the lawyers connected with the case, both prosecution and defense, are doing the best that they could to afford justice to both the victims and the accused, it is the system itself that is responsible for failure to accord the parties to the case an adequate remedy under domestic law. First, the Philippine National Police did not investigate the massacre in a manner that would result in conviction. This much the authorities have admitted, saying that many of their men failed to execute the requisite afdavits of seizures and arrests for fear of retaliation. In like manner, the police have also failed to apprehend about half of the 194 accused charged in the case. The National Prosecution Service, for its part, did not coordinate with he PNP in conducting the investigation of the case to ensure that evidence gathered will stand in court. This was one of the conclusions made by the EP-Just program of the EU: that prosecutors should work hand in hand with the PNP to ensure that the evidence gathered by the police would result in convictions. Then there is the Court that to begin with, is not equipped with rules to handle this many accused for no less than 58 counts of murder. Yes, the super body created by AO 35 is good copy. Unfortunately, it is a band aid to the gangrenous wounds that afict the pillars of the countrys criminal justice system. In the end, with government offering yet another super body to address impunity, the citizenry is left only with prayers as their ultimate tool against impunity. Lets pray very hard.

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Comelec, Smartmatic and the cheating in 2010


genuine duplicate ballots the old fashioned way - fill the ballots with FLORENCIO the names of their candidates and let FIANZA the PCOS machine do the counting. But it was not that simple. When they experienced initial difficulty, they Second of four parts thought of cancelling the automated continued from last Thursday elections process altogether and revert to manual elections. This in TODAY, the Commission on fact was seriously considered until Elections is basically relying on what this leader started to recruit computer Smartmatic is saying. But before people to explore how to manipulate I detail what allegedly happened the election electronically. in the 2010 elections, it might be a Because he was that good, he good idea for the public to have a found an American computer expert quick tutorial on what the Automated who I believe lives in Brooklyn New Election System of 2010 was all York, but for now, I will not mention about. The document, an overview of his name here. His name however the 2010 Automated Election System, was already mentioned in that Web is actually long and technical but for site in 2010. It was this person who the purpose of this article, I tried to provided the professional advice on make it understandable to readers what to do. It was he for instance who even if they are not technical. told the conspirators to disable the This overview is an entire quote digital signature. He also provided a from a report now in my possession. lot of ideas and advice too many to Although it was a report for the mention in this article. Suffice it to 2010 elections, it is essentially the say that without him, it would have same as what would be used in 2013. been difficult for the group to have The overview tells us that it was executed what they were able to do very possible and needless to cheat in the to say, he 2010 elections was paid because the h a n d s o m e l y. Comelec made it The election possible. Worse, I have a document law prohibits the agency foreigners that says there was participated in f r o m massive fraud in the last the commission interfering in elections. of the electoral our elections. fraud. The This person overview also could be made tells us that the to account program that was and could be designed was charged under good only if the Comelec left it the our current Election Law. way it was supposed to operate. But Smartmatic on the other hand, the Comelec knowingly instituted appears to have provided local many procedures to make cheating computer technicians to help the and fraud possible. Comelec in editing election returns. It appears that all the The head of the Smartmatic, commissioners participated in the according to the information I cheating. The Comelec Resolution have, was part of the conspiracy 8756, authorizing the disabling of the and was also paid handsomely for digital signature, was very crucial in what he did. This guy, I understand the cheating. The poll body knew is still the head of Smartmatic. He from the beginning that disabling took advantage of the ignorance the digital signature, which was of lawmakers and the Comelec supposed to make editing difficult by making pronouncements if not impossible, was crucial in that people obviously did not the commission of the electoral understand. No one was asking fraud. The Comelec also came up the right questions and up to now, with instructions to disallow pre- no one is really asking the right proclamation protests to allow the technical questions. When he proclamation of candidates who spoke during press conferences benefited from the cheating to be and congressional hearings, I can proclaimed without any delays. It remember that those listening to appears that there are many elected what he was saying were in awe. officials who are now in office He was actually doing what the because they benefited from the American Indians used to say cheating. Speaking with forked tongue. He The plan to cheat was apparently was simply confusing the enemy hatched very early by a very high and was saying nothing substantial. government official who was already For instance, no one asked a mentioned in that Web site that question when the Comelec came came out in the internet in 2010. up with the statement that the AES This official apparently succeeded would perform its functionand I in muzzling the press so that the quote the Comelec free of human exposure did not get the kind of intervention. media mileage that would have No one bothered to tell Comelec triggered an investigation. The that this cannot be true because as the initial plan was basic and simple. document I have says, there is never With the help of the Comelec, they a program made or created without started reprinting duplicate ballots. a manual override to correct errors. The intention was to use these Continued next Thursday

Flag of our fathers


ANG mamatay nang dahil sa yo How many times have we sung the national anthem as students, right hand over our hearts, listening to the stirring martial tune as our ag waved proudly in the breeze? Few can fail to be touched even to some small degree by the emotions that the sight of the ag evokes within us. National pride and unity, patriotism, and our hopes and dreams for our country are all mixed up in the red, white, and blue and the vibrant yellow of the eightrayed sun and three ve-pointed stars. So inspiring to its citizens are a nations colors that we emblazon clothes and objects with this icon. Search the Internet for clothing with Philippine ag and youll come up with a lot of images of such clothes and shoes for sale. Perhaps the most famous promoter of the use of Philippine ag on clothing and merchandise is champion boxer and lawmaker Manny Pacquiao. He set a fashion trend and in so doing changed culture norms; Filipinos who were once ashamed or embarrassed or too colonialminded to proclaim their origin now wear such clothes abroad, as a mark of pride in their national and ethnic identity. But in so doing, the countrys most accomplished athlete of all time and those who wear clothes and gear with ag designs - may be breaking the law. Republic Act No. 8491, approved by the Tenth Congress on 12 February 1998, prescribes the code of the national ag, anthem, motto, coat-ofarms, and other heraldic items and devices of the Philippines, otherwise known as the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines. Chapter I, Section 34 prohibits a wide gamut of activities that may cast dishonor or ridicule upon the ag or over its surface. It is expressly forbidden in line (e) to wear the ag in whole or in part as a costume or uniform. This is the reason that the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Ofce had to pull its Manny Pacquiao commercial from television. In the TVC, Pacquiao is seen wearing a jacket with the ag on its front. The PCSO, being a government agency, naturally had to comply with the law once this provision in the Flag Law was pointed out to them. Which brings us to the question: how relevant is the Flag Law to present times? The same section, line (g), prohibits the printing, painting, or attaching a representation of the ag on handkerchiefs, napkins, cushions, and other articles of merchandise, something that we see a lot of in gift shops nowadays. Line (h) prohibits the display in public [of] any foreign ag, except in embassies and other diplomatic establishments, and in ofces of international organizations, but they do this sometimes in front of hotels and conventions centers when foreign dignitaries are visiting. Line (i) does not allow the use or display of the ag as part of any advertisement or infomercial, but this has been done, not only for products but by government agencies as well. Line (j) forbids the display of the ag in front of buildings or ofces occupied by aliens, but what if the ofce building houses both a government agency and foreign embassies? There is also a provision on illuminating the ag at night (Section 6, but this is sometimes disregarded) and for a ag-lowering ceremony by government ofces every Friday afternoon (Section 18), but I have never seen this done. And these are just the provisions pertaining to the ag; there are still more, concerning the motto (yes, we have one, its maka-Diyos, makatao, makakalikasan, at makabansa, but when was the last time you saw or heard this anywhere?), the coatof-arms, the great seal, and other heraldic items and devices. Going over the entire law, one gets the feeling that it was written in the 1930s or some other conservative point decades in the past, rather than a mere fourteen years ago. Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III, a vexillology and heraldry enthusiast, wrote an interesting column in 2005 on this topic, calling RA 8491 an example of a badly, and ignorantly, written law. He pointed out contradictions and said the enforcement of some its provisions are absolutely impossible, especially with respect to its display in public. The ag law was amended in 2010, but the changes do not address all the inconsistencies. It still forbids the wearing of the ag, seal, coat-of-arms (in whole or in part) as part of a costume or uniform as a fashion accessory or merely as a design element, but allows these to be incorporated as part of the uniform of Filipinos representing the Philippines in international sports, cultural, or scientic competitions or ofcial functions with the approval of the NHI [National Historical Institute]. This law needs to reect more accurately the spirit of the age. In these times, with technology allowing the easy reproduction of the ag image upon all sorts of items, it is virtually unenforceable anyway. And why curb the enthusiasm of Filipinos to display their ag on clothing or items, as long as this is not done in a disrespectful manner? Let your freak ag y, goes a popular saying. All some of us want is to be allowed to carry the image of the ag of our fathers close to us, to remind us always of our Inang Bayan, that we have sworn to die for, if the time should ever come. 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The problem of giving


By Cass R. Sunstein
BEHAVIORAL economists study human errors. People dont always make the best choices for themselves, so theres good reason to doubt whether they would always make the best choices for others. If youve ever received a useless gadget, a horrendous tie or some kind of bowl, youll know that when people buy Christmas presents, they can blunder badly. Chances are pretty good that whatever you end up getting people this year, and however hard you try, some of your friends and family members arent going to think that the gift is worth what you paid for it. University of MinnesotaScroogenomicsUniversity of Minnesota economist Joel Waldfogel, author of ScroogenomicsUniversity of Minnesota Mis-giving is a big problem for givers as well as recipients. In a large survey, the average respondent was found to give 23 presents every holiday season. Gift-giving can also take an economic toll. Personal debts tend to jump after December. That isnt ideal, especially in hard economic times and if recipients arent thrilled with what they get. Egocentric bias Here are some tips for gift-givers, building on six behavioral ndings that bear directly on holiday-season misgiving. They might help you get through December a little better. Egocentric bias: If you are like most people, you have an exaggerated sense of how much other people are like you. You probably think their tastes and values are closer to yours than they actually are. Suppose you covet that new Star Wars limited-edition watch, or think your life would be immeasurably better with a shing rod. Even if so, your spouse or your best friend might not much want those things. Beware of thinking that other people will like what you like. Focusing illusion: When people focus on a product or an activity, or on a single feature of a situation, they tend to think that it matters a lot more than it does. People have a tendency to focus on an eye-catching object that produces an immediate wow! when it is given, but that goes promptly into the desk or the closet, never to emerge again. The solution? Give serious consideration to gifts that people will actually put to daily or at least weekly use. Projection bias: When people are hungry, they tend to order a ton of food, even if they are not going to eat all or even most of it. People know, of course, that their tastes will change over time, but they project their current emotional state into the future and thus underestimate the magnitude of the change. On frigid days, people buy clothing that is needed in cold weather, such as parkas and winter coats. Thats ne as far as it goes, but they sometimes buy more than they need. The return rate is unusually high for cold-weather products bought in low temperatures. For gift-givers, the lesson is clear: Dont be unduly inuenced by how you feel on the day that you happen to be shopping. Unrealistic view Optimistic bias: Human beings tend to be unrealistically optimistic. Most people think they are better than the average driver and less likely to be involved in a serious accident. When people give presents, unrealistic optimism goes off the charts. We are often amazed that people dont love what weve selected. Please dont be. (And please consider avoiding the optimistic exclamation, Youre going to love it!) Cumulative-cost neglect: People often borrow too much because they neglect the cumulative costs of individual expenditures. If you use your credit card to purchase 20 sensible gifts, you might be alarmed by the total expense. Spotlight effect: If you are like most people, you think that people are watching you far more carefully than they actually are. In one experiment, students were asFor the holiday season, many of us focus too intensely on how other people will react to what we get them, when it may be the mere existence of the present, rather than exactly what it is, that most matters. Unless you are dealing with someone who really cares about what you get them, you should worry a lot less (and maybe spend less, too). A few years ago, my sister declared a family moratorium on Christmas presents for anyone over 15 years old. We all celebrated. Other people, including Waldfogel himself, have suggested a different solution. Instead of giving people more gadgets, ties or bowls, tell them that this year, youre going to make a donation in their name to a charity of their choice. Can you think of a better way to show the spirit of the season? Bloomberg

EVERYMAN
By Val Abelgas
IN MARCH this year, after a hardhitting journalist was shot and killed in Iloilo Citythe 10th at that time since President Aquino assumed the presidencyI asked in my column if Aquino was ready to end the culture of impunity in the country (On Distant Shore, Is Aquino ready to end impunity?, March 4, 2012). Six months later, ve more journalists have been killed, bringing the total to 15 under the Aquino administration. The answer now seems clear: Aquino is not ready, and he does not have the resolve, to end impunity. His lack of resolve became evident during the 9th th Media Nation Summit in Tagaytay City when the President failed to mention the infamous Maguindanao Massacre in a speech delivered on the very same day three years ago on November 23, 2009 when suspected members and men of the Ampatuan clan killed 58 civilians, 32 of them journalists, in Maguidanao in one of the most brutal and senseless

No will to end impunity


killings ever in the country. His obviously deliberate omission of the tragic event came amid protests by media organizations and human rights groups demanding justice for the massacre victims and an end to the culture of impunity in the country. This show of lack of interest on the issue of impunity came from the son of two democratic icons and who was swept into ofce on promises of reform, press freedom, an end to extra-judicial killings, and bringing to justice those responsible for the Maguindanao massacre. Knowing how Aquino has turned his back on most of his campaign promises, it is not surprising that he would also renege on his vow to stop media and other extra-judicial killings and to put an end to the culture of impunity that has prevailed over the country for decades. Early this year, after reading a report from Commission on Human Rights chair Loretta Rosales on the continued rise of human rights violations in the young Aquino administration, Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino said: President Aquinos avowed commitment for human rights is starting to unravel its monstrous form. While the record of former President Macapagal-Arroyo remains unbeaten, I am afraid that President Aquinos record could turn out worse given the rise in human rights abuses under his watch. And he is proving to be correct in his prediction. In the rst two years of the Arroyo rule, ve journalists were killed. In a little more than two years of the Aquino administration, 15 have already been killed. Citing gures gathered by human rights group Karapatan, Palatino noted that a total 48 cases of extra-judicial killings were recorded from July 2010 to June 2011.The CHR report said the number of torture victims rose to 37 in 2010 from 17 in 2009, and arbitrary arrests ballooned to 85 in 2010 from 61 in 2009. None of the perpetrators of these crimes have been convicted. The suspects in the Maguindanao massacre, led by members of the Ampatuan clan, have been arrested and charged, but three years since the killings, the cases have dragged on without even having gone through the trial phase despite the presence of strong evidence and witnesses willing to testify. By the way, three of the witnesses have been killed and their murders have also remained unsolved. In November 2009, after the Maguindanao massacre, then Senator Aquino issued a statement demanding the immediate revocation of Executive Order No. 546, vowing to never again [use] public funds to support and maintain a private security force. Two years later, however, he announced that he no longer intended to revoke it, and instead said that he would professionalize the militias. This inconsistent human rights policy, plus the slow grind of justice, the continued existence of militias, and the failure of government authorities to pursue the perpetrators of these political killings have contributed to the continuation of the culture of impunity that Aquino, while campaigning for ofce and during his two state-of-thenation addresses, vowed to end but continues to tolerate. When a reporter asked during an interview during his recent visit to New Zealand about the human rights situation in the Philippines, Aquino dismissed the issue as mere leftist propaganda. We heard the line leftist propaganda many times before and it came from the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the man who started the culture of impunity in the country. But coming from the son of the foremost victim of impunity under Marcos, it seemed unlikely until recently.

Mr. Jurados column will resume soon.

TO THE POINT

EMIL P. JURADO

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There will actually be two connector road projects that will connect the NLEX with the SLEX, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways. One is the connector road that will connect the Harbor Link with the SLEX using a route mostly over the PNR rail. The other project, proposed by Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp., will run through Quirino Avenue, A.H. Lacson Avenue, Ramon Magsaysay Ave., Gregorio Araneta Ave., and Bonifacio Avenue at Balintawak in Quezon City. Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson said both proposals will likely be pushed through because the two plans service two different corridors of the metropolice.

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Harbor Link starts Jan.


By Lailany P. Gomez

IN BRIEF
Billboards may stay
THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Outdoor Advertising Association of the Philippines committing itself not to tear down billboards in Metro Manila unless for safety reasons. Chairman Francis Tolentino said the moratorium will also include an audit or inventory of all billboards in the metro, submission of proper site information, suspension of construction or alteration of billboard structures, acquisition of new billboard sites and the settlement of pending suits between the MMDA and OAAP members. OAAP members are prohibited from suing MMDA. Cases led in courts will be recommended to the mediation board for amicable settlement, said OAAP president Jose Vale told reporters. This (agreement) is a good beginning. Rio N. Araja

THE Manila North Tollways Corp., operator of the North Luzon Expressway, will start building in January the Harbor Link that will ultimately connect the tollway to the Manila North Harbor, according to the companys president Rodrigo Franco.
Finally, we will break ground by January. The right of way acquisition is almost done, but we can start construction even without it. The necessary applications have been led with the [Toll Regulatory Board] and as soon as we get the approval to proceed, we will start construction by January, Franco said. We are in the process of selecting our contructor for this segment and have short listed three Filipino construction companies, he added. The Harbor Link is part of the tollways expansion Segment 9, which aims to link the tollway to the Cir-

cumferential Road 5 in Caloocan City via an elevated six-lane expressway over the rail of the Philippine National Railways. The rst phase of Segment 9 will cover the length up to MacArthur Highway and will consist of a 3.85-kilometer elevated expressway, worth at least P2.3 billion while second phase will extend the road to C-5 Road. Franco said the rst phase will take one year to complete, so around end of next year we will have the segment going to Valenzuela opened, Franco said. Franco said the MNTC will start acquiring the right-of-way for the succeding Segment 10 that will further extend the tollway all the way to the North Harbor and eventually link to another elevated motorway linking the NLEX with the South Luzon Expressway.

Fraud raps heat up Innity Tower row


THE 10-year old dispute over the ownership of the Infinity Tower in Makati City intensified after businessman Seokwhan Hahn filed charges of syndicated estafa against the group of Joaquin Rodriguez Sr. and Joaquin Rodriguez Jr., owners of the restaurant chian Global Restaurants Concepts Inc. Hahn, president of of Archinet International Inc. which provided the interiors of Infinity Tower, also known as Stamford Court Salcedo Makati or Somerset Salcedo, filed the charges against the Rodriguezes, Melesa Elsie Chua of Quadrillion Property Management Inc., Arthur Gindap and Edwin Kek of Ascott Hospitality Holdings (Philippines) Inc., Alfred Ong, Rogelio Tuangco and Cres Dan Bangoy. The cases preliminary investigation is being handled by Makati City Assistant Prosecutor Mark Anthony Atienza. The dispute between the two groups date back to 2002 when Hahns Archinet sued Rodriguez Beccomax Property and Development Corp, owner and developer of Infinity Tower, for non-payment of work completed. The court subsequently awarded Han a number of units in the condominium after it determined that Beccomax was in danger of insolvency in 2002. But in October, Rodriguez allegedly took over the condominium, evicted Hahn from the unit awarded to him and fired several condominium employees.
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Gun enthusiast nabbed


A FIL-American gun enthusiast is now in hot water after he supposedly misdeclared the contents of his cargo at the NAIA Terminal 2 upon his arrival from Los Angeles via on Wednesday. Customs examiners said Clint Obusan Pardo tried to import into the country 23 caliber .40 gun barrels, 6 upper slides and 1 upper receiver for a caliber .223 rie. Pardo presented an import permit but it only allowed him to bring into the country two pistols and one highpowered rie that he will be using at an upcoming competition. Eric B. Apolonio

Gertrudes Palmero, 84
GERTRUDES Gotiano Palmero, of Leyte, the mother of Manila Standard Today photographer Manny Palmero, passed away Nov. 27 due to a heart ailment. She was 84 years old died. Her children Manny Palmero and wife Bernie, Rene Palmero and wife Matet and Cesar Palmero ask the reader to pray for her soul. She will be buried at the Hilongos Memorial Park at 10 a.m. of Dec. 1, after a necrological mass at La Purisima Immaculate Concepcion Church in Hilongos, Leyte at 9 a.m.

Christmas paraw. Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim toast guests of the Pan Pacic Hotel on

Adriatico Street in Manila as it launched a paraw-inspired Christmas tree at the hotel lobby. The mayor is accompanied by Pan Pacic general manager Richard Massellin and sales director Loleth So. EY ACASIO

Department of Transportation and Communications Office of the Director General ___________________________________________________________ MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 27-l 2 , Series of 2012 TO FROM SUBJECT : ALL PHILIPPINE AVIATION STAKEHOLDERS/OPERATORS : THE DIRECTOR GENERAL CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

: SUPPLEMENTAL RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR MAINTENANCE OF AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION ____________________________________________________________ REFERENCES: 1. Paragraph (h), Section 3 of RA No. 9497 - Definition of Terms - Aircraft refers to any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air other than the reactions of the air against the earths surface. The term aircraft, when used in this Act or in regulations issued under this Act, shall refer to civil aircraft only; and will not include State or public aircraft.

1. The original white form shall be retained by the Engineering and Aircraft ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES FOR AIRCRAFT. MARKINGS, DISPOSAL Registration Division. A WD-FSlS; AND DECLARATION AS SCRAPPED 2. The second original in yellow color shall be retained by the Regulatory L. Any aircraft found not to be in the CAAP List as of 01 January 2013 without standards Records Division, Regulatory Standards Department, FSIS; and any affidavit of correction of error or amendment shall be subjected to a 3. The third original in green color shall be given to the CAAP Central Records summary procedure to be conducted by ELS either for de-registration, Division of the CAAP Admin and Finance Department. disposal, scrapping or marking (by spray paint with contrasting color) C. Pending the resolution on CAAPs coordination with International with Suspended for Any Aircraft Operation, under CAAP Case Number, Telecommunication Union (ITIJ) on the designation and worldwide-use of aircraft Disposal and scrapping should be done in accordance with CAAP Advisory markings tor all Philippine registered aircraft, the Philippine aircraft markings shall Circular No. 05-003 Disposition of UnsaIvageable Parts & Materials. The be: aforesaid- painting/marking should be done through the assistance of the law enforcement agencies. 1. Capital letters RP-. to be followed by a capital letter representing the aircraft M. Any appeal or motion for reconsideration of the decision of the Adjudication classification: Body for the purpose/s above-mentioned shall be filed with the Office of the Director General. The decision of the CAAP Board of Directors is a. C - complying fully with the airworthiness requirements; immediately executory unless enjoined by the court. b. G Gliders fully complying with airworthiness requirements; c. R- complying with some limited respect with the airworthiness DE-REGISTRATION PROCEDURES requirements; N. Effective 01 January 2013, any aircraft subjected for de-registration shall not d. X - an aircraft as one which has applied for an experimental certificate; be permitted to be flown nor be given approval for flight. All request for dee. S- non-type certificated aircraft; registration application shall not be granted unless there is a State accepting Note: RP registered aircraft without aircraft classification means such or facilitating registration except when the aircraft will be scrapped or placed aircraft is used solely for; governmental purposes, and or belonging to in a museum, educational and learning institution. Approved de-registration the Philippine government, provinces, municipalities, cities, or political cases should be forwarded to ICAO tor record and information purposes. subdivisions. 2. Then followed by two (2) to four (4) -digit number starting from 01- for the a All orders and/or memoranda in conflict herewith are hereby rescinded. This registered aircraft, then progressively numbered to 9999. FILING SYSTEM Memorandum Circular shall take effect immediately after compliance with the single publication in a newspaper of general. circulation and a copy filed with AT THE EARD/AWD/FSIS; RSD; AND CENTRAL RECORDS the UP Law Center - Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR). UP D. The filing system or procedure that should be observe at the respective offices Diliman, Quezon City. at CAAP applicable for the CofR and Aircraft Registry, shall be as follows; Signed and approved this 15th day of November 2012, CAAP, Pasay City. 1. The Aircraft Registry shall include the chronological information involving evidence of ownership, validity of certificates issues, liens, lease, mortgage, lis pendens, adverse claim/s and any interest involving a particular aircraft; LT. GEN. WILLIAM K. HOTCHKISS III AFP (Ret) 2. The CofR shall be issued; 3. The ring-bind registration list, which shall be denominated as BOOK 1, shall be placed in the first ring-binder covering the first five hundred (500) aircrafts; Republic of the Philippines 4. The last ring-binder will be numbered BOOK 20 to cover the nine thousand Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines SN:_____________ five hundred one (9,501) to nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine (9,999) Certificate of Registration registered aircraft; 3. The ring-binders shall be sequentially numbered and placed at the respective 1. Nationality and 2. Manufacturer and manufacturer's designation 3. Aircraft Serial No: offices in the order of color coding, with fire protection and theft proof Registration Mark: of aircraft: environment; 4. For purposes of legal and quasi-legal and quasi-administrative proceeding, 4. Name of Owner/Lessee: the copies existing at the RSD shall be utilized; and 5. Address: of Owner or Lessee: 5. For all other copies, an order from the Office of the Director General is 6. It is hereby certlfied that the above described aircraft has been duly entered in the register of the necessary to place said file/ring-binder in the possession of any person so Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines in accordance with the Convention on ]ntemational Civil Aviati. authorized. on dated 7 December 1944 and in accordance with the Philippine Civil Aviation Regulations Part 4. ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE AND ANNOTATION-ON CERTIFICATE OF 7. REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT Date of Issue: ___________________ (Signature) ......................................................... E. Effective 01 January 2013, a new Certificate of Registration (CofR), form of Director General an aircraft shall be issued once. Thereafter, before the lapse of the validity REMARKS: period of the of the CofR, the revalidation of Certificate of Registration shall Date of Expiration: ___________________ be effected through a notarized application for revalidation and coupled with the payment of annual corresponding fee. The official receipt once paid, shall ENGAGED IN: o Commercial Air Transport o General Aviation o Aerial works have the effect of re-validating the CofR for another year. The validity of the Conveyances to be recorded at the back of this certificate. period shall be stated in the OR and must be appended to the CofR which THE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE SHALL BE CARRIED IN THE AIRCRAFT AT ALL TIMES must be carried on-board the aircraft at all times for inspection/verification purposes. Approved for publication F. The sworn application for annotation of liens, lease, mortgage, sale, lis CAAP Form No. 9497-2 Revised January 1, 2013 pendens, adverse claims, and any other interest on the aircraft shall be made only upon presentation of the original CofR (owner/operator copy) together LT. GEN. WILLIAM K. HOTCHKISS III AFP (Ret) with all supporting documentary evidences. Any other action involving Director General annotation on the CofR shall be governed by rules involving land registration cases, including replacement of lost or destroyed CofR. The ELS shall be Republic of the Philippines responsible to hear and recommend to the Office of the Director General for Civil Aviation Authority of the Phlippines approval of the decision involving these cases. Sequence No._________ G. The CofA of an aircraft shall not be issued unless annual aircraft registration Address as reflected on Manufacturer, Aircraft Registration Deregistration corresponding fees of the same have been settled. Aircraft operated without Entered by: Registration Name, Signature Serieal Mark Owner Lessee the C of R and Date and Date and a valid CofA and or CofR shall be suspended in accordance with PCAR Part and and Control (indicate whether it is the Manufacturer's Number Authority Order Number, owner's or lessee's address) Remarks Remarks 1 Table 3 number 6( a) and imposition of administrative and civil penalties Number Designation of as maybe imposed. Aircraft H. In all registration procedures, an aircraft registry number shall not be used twice. I. Application for aircraft registration, and application for certificate of registration of aircraft if applicable, shall be supported by evidentiary matters, all in triplicate and certified original copies. J. Subject to efficiency, regularity and safety of flight, aircraft registration number specifically requested or reserved may be granted for a fee. Approved for publication: K. The above aircraft registry essential information shall be entered in the CAAP official Database CASORT (Civil Aviation Safety Oversight Reporting and LT GEN WILLIAM K. HOTCHKISS III AFP (Ret) Director General Tracking) System. The said database can be used to manage/determine the reservation of aircraft registration marks. (MST-Nov. 29, 2012)

2. Paragraph (t), Section 3 of RA No. 9497- Air Operator Certificate (AOC) refers to a certificate authorizing an operator to carry out specified commercial air transport operations. 3. Paragraph (z). Section 3 of RA No. 9497- Airworthiness means that an aircraft, its engines, prope1len, and other components and accessories are of proper design and construction, and are safe for air navigation purposes, such design and construction being consistent with accepted engineering practice and in accordance with aerodynamic laws and aircraft science. 4. Section 43 of RA No. 9497 - Establishment of Registry. - The Authority shall: (a) Establish and maintain a system for the national registration of aircraft in the Philippines; (b) Establish and maintain a system for the registration of liens, mortgages or other interests in aircraft or aircraft engines; and (c) Have sole authority to register aircraft and liens, mortgages or other interests in aircraft or aircraft engines. 5. Section 35 (a) - Power of the Director General - To carry out the purposes and policies established in this Act; to enforce the provisions of the rules and regulations issued in pursuance to said Act; and he shall primarl1y be vested with authority to take charge of the technical and operational phase of civil aviation matters. 6. PCAR/Memo Circular on Unhampered Access; CAR Part 9; CAR Part 4 PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE Consistent with Republic Act Number 9497 and existing Philippine civil aviation regulations, to implement and ensure that Philippine aircraft registry system including all necessary and supporting documentary evidences including any interest in aircraft and engines are properly maintained, secured and addressed. COVERAGE/ APPLICABILITY: The following supplemental CAAP Regulations are applicable to all civil aircraft registered and to be registered in the Republic of the Philippines. PROCEDURE FOR MAINTENANCE OF AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION A. Effective 01 January 2013, all CAAP Certificate of Registration (CofR); CAAP Form 9497-1 (Revised as of November 2012), as shown in Annex A, of aircraft shall upon renewal or original application be issued in triplicate form. with control number, (automatic superimposition of letters and figures made by an electronic printer or typewriter stroke): 1. The original white form shall be issued and given to stakeholder or operator; 2. The second original in yellow color shall be retained by the Regulatory Standards Records Division, Regulatory Standards Department, PSIS; and 3. The third original in green color shall be given to the CAAP Central Records Division of the CAAP Admin and Finance Department. B. Effective 01 January 2013, a new standard of Aircraft Registry or an Philippine registered aircraft using CAAP Form No. 9497-2 (Revised as of November 2012), as shown in Annex B, shall be printed of the same format above-given, triplicate form, with control number, (automatic superimposition of letters and figures made by an electronic printer or typewriter stroke), also in the same colors, except that the distribution of copies shall be as follows:

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Miguel Minoza and Jay Anthony Lusterio carried San Miguel to a runaway win in Midgets 2, while Chris Aparilla and Michelle Minoza took the Midgets 3 crown for San Miguel. Our Lady of Carmels Soa Chabon won the Girls 2 category, the Del Monte School trio of Marlon Santiago, Jacob Rolida and Miggy Linac claimed the Midgets 1 and Mindanao University of Science and Technologys Mo Losbanos was the

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Xavier, Holy Cross prevail


RIDING the big games of rising stars Apple Fudolin and JJ Gamolo, Xavier and Holy Cross High posted convincing wins in the recently concluded ICTSI-JGFP Mindanao Inter-School golf championships at the Del Monte Golf course in San Miguel, Bukidnon.
Fudollin red rounds of 5146 and Pamela Mariano backed her up with 50-40 as Xavier aggregated 187 to nish far ahead of Bukidnon Faith Christian (111) in the Girls 1 division of of the tourney sponsored by the International Terminal Container Services, Inc. Gamolo teamed up with Fudollins brother Patric and Zandre and Kirby Minoza for a 289 tally for 36 holes and a rousing win over Manolo Fortich HS (192). San Miguel Elementary School emerged the winningest team with its twin victories in the Midgets 2 and Midgets 3 divisions, elding teams that also featured members of the prominent Minoza golng clan. Rolando Bregente, Nino senior division champion of the event that lured 60 players from 19 schools. Individual winners were Fudolin, Gamolo, Chabon, Bregente, Aparilla, Losbanos and Jet Sajulga of Xavier who beat Santiago in Midgets 1. The other schools represented were Abbas Orchard, Ateneo de Davao, Cagayan de San Ignacio, Marywoods Academy, Nanuri, Northern Bukidnon College, Oro Christian and Rosevale.

Laureta, Luna top golfest


LUIS Laureta of Roof and Wall Saver scored 45 Stableford points to beat Jun Sauler of PSVARE by two and cop the Class A crown, while Rey Luna shot 43 points then nipped Jack Perez of HCG Philippines in the countback for the Class B plum in the fourth Architectural Centre Club, Inc.s Corporate Cup golf tournament at Sta. Elena Golf Club recently. Ray Panlilio of Betafoam Corp. red 41 points and edged Fidel Tan, who also carded a 41, of EuroAsia Marble and Granite, Inc. in the countback to annex the Group C diadem in the event backed by mega sponsors DDT Konstract, Inc., F.R. Sevilla Industrial and Development Corp. and Trane Philippines Inc. I-Constech Construction and Gen. Services Corp., made up of Jonas Magcalayo, Louie Ballesteros, Ricky Solas and Jojo Enrile, pooled 154 points and foiled the HCG Phils. team of Jack Perez, Francisco Gonzalez, Francisco Flameo and Cesar Lacuna, which also assembled a 154, in the countback to cop the overall team championship in the tournament organized by ACCI. Laureta also powered the Roof and Wall Saver team, which included Robert John Barretto, Akio Ochoa and Bob Celestino, to the Class A crown in team play with an aggregate of 152, beating Advance Environment Control, Inc. , composed of Tony Ingalla, Licto Tac-an, Gener Peciler and Ronnie Oligera, which assembled 149 points.

Wack Wack Presidents Cup begins Saturday


THE Presidents Cup, one of Wack Wacks signature tournaments held in honor of its incumbent president Dr. Philip Ella Juico, gets going Saturday with a big eld seeing action and an array of prizes at stake in the 18hole tournament. To accommodate the record number of 288 players, a double shotgun start at 6:30 a.m. and 12 noon will be held at Wack Wacks West Course, according to WW Golf and Country Juico Clubs Sports and Games committee chairman Carlos Baniqued. Play will be under the Double Peoria scoring system with titles to be disputed in Groups I, II and III and seniors for the mens category and in Groups I and II for the ladies and guest divisions. Seven grand rafe prizes, 16 major items, and over a hundred minor items will be given away to the members and presidents guests who have conrmed their participation in the tournament staged in appreciation for Dr. Juicos hard work as the clubs chief executive ofcer. The former Philippine Sports Commission chairman turns 65 on Dec. 14. A brand new Chrysler C 300 from Cats Motors Phils, a Foton Thunder Pick-up Truck from United Asia Automotive Group, a golf cart from the Turf & Company, an APE Drive-away chassis from Autohub, a set of golf irons from Dynamic Sports and two business class tickets to the US from Delta Airlines will be up for grabs for hole-in-one feats. Pacic on Line Corp., Unilever and Northern Islands Co. Inc. are the events major hole sponsors while the co-premier hole sponsors are EagleSky Technology Amusement, Inc., Fridays (Boracay), San Miguel Corp., Stradcom Corp, St. Francis Square and TMS Ship Agencies, PLDT and Excellent Golfing Partners. Other hole sponsors are Banco De Oro, CVC Law Firm, Duty Free Phils, G and W Club Shares, Jollibee Holdings, Madrigal Bayot Development, Pacic Links Golf Developers Inc., Sky Cable and Smart Communications while minor sponsors are Araneta Center, Robinsons Land Corp., Techpoint Enterprises and Thunder Bird Resorts.

James Cruz (blue armor), one of the stars of champion DLSU, delivers a full-moon kick at SSCRs Edward Rafael in one of the tournaments ghts.

La Salle jins dominate kickfest


DE LA SALLE Universitys ghters showed their dominance in sparring by winning the senior men and senior women titles in the recently-concluded 2012 SMART National Taekwondo League. Led by best player Kristoppher Robert Uy, the DLSU jins swept all their assignments to nish with a 7-0 record in the mens division. Best player Leigh Ann Nuguid shone as DLSU ruled the womens group with a 6-0 card. University of the East and Diliman Prep School shared the honors by emerging as the top teams in the junior boys and grade school boys divisions, respectively. UE, powered by best player King Philip Pineda, posted a 5-1 record while DPS, led by best player Gabriel Lamarca, submitted a clean 5-0 slate. UST also chalked up a 5-1 mark, but it nished only second because it lost its match to UE. Named best coaches of the tournament sponsored by MVP Sports Foundation, SMART Communications and PLDT were DLSUs Roberto Cruz (men) and Dax Alberto Morfe (women), UEs Jeffrey Figueroa (junior boys) and Elizabeth Seton Schools Alvin Taray. The SMART League was conceptualized and organized by its chairman, Sung Chon Hong, to further propagate taekwondo. The event, which used as format the Tag Round or the unlimited substitution in the second phase of every match, was held in SM Supermalls like Valenzuela, Marikina and Masinag to bring the sport to the public.

IN BRIEF
RJ, Tabora shoot well
WROCLAW, PolandThe Philippines RJ Bautista and Krizziah Tabora averaged above 200 in 10 games Tuesday to remain in good position to hurdle the qualifying rounds of the 48th Qubica AMF Bowling World Cup international championships at the SkyBowling Centre here. Bautista, 2002 Asian Games gold medalist, collected 2154 games to rank 13th in the mens division while Tabora, a Miriam College student, posted 2108 to check in 14th spot in the ladies bracket. Only the top 24 bowlers from the mens eld of 82 and the womens group of 69 will advance to the next round. Swedens James Gruffman showed the way in the mens division with 2290 while two-time World Cup queen Aumi Guerra of Dominican Republic paced the womens squad with 2344.

Lim stays in hunt for rare double


Sports patron. Senator Manny Villar, a noted sports patron, was a recent visitor at Tsoko Nut Batirol-Worldwide Center Shaw Blvd branch. Villar who regularly sponsors billiard tournaments in his Starmalls, particularly enjoyed tsokolate ah, callos and dinuguan at the Pinoy coffee and tsokolate chain. Tsoko.Nut Batirol also offers cakes, cool blends, pasta and pandesal with llings. Other outlets are located at SM Makati, RCBC Plaza, The Eastwood Excelsior, SM Cubao, F@stBytes Alabang, and SM City North Edsa.
ALBERTO Lim Jr. added sixth seed Congsup Congcar of Thailand to his growling list of victims as he essayed a one-sided 6-2, 6-2 victory yesterday to reach the quarternal round and stay in hunt for a rare double in the Phinma International Juniors (Week Two) Tennis Championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center. A day after battling from behind to beat power-hitting Russian Alexander Yarkov, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, the 13-year-old Lim, the Week One winner, buckled down work and dominated an old, familiar foe in Congcar. It was Lims second win over Congcar in a month after the former needed an extra set to edge the latter, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, in a Grade Three event in Hong Kong topped by countryman Jurence Mendoza last month. I played him (Congcar) before in Hong Kong and it took me three sets to beat him, said Mendoza. Familiar with his game a little, I stuck to my game plan of setting him up rst before I unload my forehand.

Hobe vs Skyforce in nals


HOBE Bihon and Skyforce Team scored crucial victories at the Marikina Sports Park Tuesday night to arrange a championship duel for the 2nd DELeague Open Invitational Basketball Cup. Hobe Bihon, the only unbeaten team in the tournament, capped the single-round semis with a 89-87 victory over Hogs Breath Caf. Skyforce Team, on the other hand, stunned defending champion Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, 116-111, in overtime to nish second in the semis with a 2-1 slate. By virtue of sweeping the three-game semis, Hobe Bihon will have a twice-tobeat edge over Skyforce in the nals slated on Saturday at the same venue. James Mangaran of Hobe Bihon was called for an unsportsmanlike foul on Ryon delos Trinos and was thrown out of the game with 1:34 to go and Hobe Bihon leading by eight, 85-77. Because of the hard foul, Delos Trinos suffered a cut on his forehead and was replaced by Michael Lima who scored seven straight points to make it 85-84. Jeff Sanders, however, answered with a jumper and Christian Jefferson split his free throws to make it 88-84 with 29 ticks left in the game. Lima again tried to rally his team with a three-pointer to make it 88-87 but was called for a foul on the driving Egay Baguion who also split his gift shots for an 89-87 lead with 22 seconds left. Games on Saturday (Marikina Sports Park Gym) 7:00 p.m. Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall vs Hogs Breath Caf 8:30 p.m. Hobe Bihon vs Skyforce Team

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Team Cayne vs. Stars


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JIMMY Cayne (jec on Bridge Base Online) and his top world class partner plays at least 56 boards a day. It was indeed our honor and pleasure (my partner golfermike and myself) to have been invited by Susina of Monaco to play against the team of jec-smispi). Jimmy Cayne and team were the Reisiger champs in 2010 and 2011. The Cayne vs. Stars took place on Bridge Base Online last November 13, 2012. While the outcome was not in doubt the Starts team gave it its best. I feature the highlights from this match: Our teammates were only in small slam while jec and smispi had this ne auction to bid the grand:
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Your system is basically natural, and your double was negative. Assuming you deem the hand worthy of a 4 bid, can you bid 3 on the way to check for a 5-3 t? I argued that bidding 3 shows the 5th spade, in addition to the 4 diamonds shown by the double. But one expert argues that the double only guarantees spades and some assurance of a t somewhere. Presumably, doubler could have spades and club support. Therefore, a 3 bid risks cancelling the implied diamond support. If you reverse the minors, I would agree. But I argue that because partner might bid diamonds, you need to produce four of them, or have club support and extras. How would you bid the East hand?

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THE Philippine Malditas national womens football team won by penalty shootout, 4-3, over the California Cosmos, to emerge champions of the inaugural LA Viking Cup at the Sta. Ana Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The match was tied, 1-all, at regulation, according to the tournaments ofcials website. With the shoot-out score at 4-3 in favor of the Malditas, goalkeeper Christiane Cordero came up big yet again as she saved Maria di Matteos shot to seal the victory. Peter Atencio

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NOVEMBER 29, 2012

Aces arrest 4-game skid


By Jeric Lopez

IT took some time, but Alaska nally got the win it badly sought.
The Aces showed poise as they hit the clutch baskets down the stretch to eke out an 88-85 victory over Meralco, thereby ending their agony in the 2013 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last night. After missing the last two games, Calvin Abueva had a monster return as he produced yet another huge game with career-highs of 20 points and 18 rebounds to power Alaska. The Aces, who had a 10-day layoff coming in, snapped their fourgame slide to improve to 6-6 and tie the Bolts at sixth place, with each team having two remaining games left. Weve had a bit of a bad luck in our last games and again it came down to the breaks of the game. I thought the guys shared the basketball today, said Alaska coach Luigi Trillo. Mac Baracael sank a wide-open, left-elbow triple to give the Aces an 85-82 edge with just 1:32 remaining. Cyrus Baguio followed it up with a lay-up several seconds later with 1:43 left to cap a key 8-0 Alaska blitz and stretch the lead to ve, 87-82. Off a timeout, Reynel Hugnatan pulled Meralco closer with a threepoint play with 57.1 ticks left to make it 85-87. After empty trips both ways, Mac Cardonas potential gametying hook almost went in, before rimming out in the nal second. Jvee Casio then split his freebies after being fouled by Hugnatan with 9.5 seconds left, giving Meralco one last chance to force an overtime on the other end as the Alaska lead was only three. But without a timeout, the Bolts went coast-to-coast and Ronjay Buenafes triple went long. Cliff Hodge grabbed the offensive rebound and tried to launch a triple, but he was clipped by Abueva. The referees concluded the game with a non-call since time had already expired for the Bolts. Baguio ended up with 19 points to help Alaska offensively. But it was Abuevas play, according to Trillo, that was a huge key in their win. Calvin (Abueva) again was all over the place. You see what he brings to the table. He played 36 minutes and I couldnt afford to have him out longer, said Trillo. Pinagtiyagaan talaga namin manalo. Ginawa ko talaga yung best ko kasi kailangan na talaga namin manalo, said the super rookie. Alaska, which only averages 12 errors per contest. won despite not taking good care of the ball with a total of 25 turnovers that almost proved costly as Meralco was able to come back after a dismal rst half, where the Aces led, 43-34. Cardona and Chris Ross each scored 14 points to lead the inconsistent Bolts.

2nd-half changes keyed win, says Weiss


By Peter Atencio
THE changes implemented in the second half of Philippines game against the Vitenam Red Warriors worked wonders for the Azkals. PH Azkals coach Hans Michael Weiss said this after the Philippines stunned Vietnam, 1-0, Tuesday evening in the ASEAN Football FederationSuzuki Cup 2012 at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok. We had to play compact and not allow Vietnam the space to run and that was the reason why we had to be a lot more defensive in the rst half than we would have liked, said Weiss in a postgame interview, which appeared at the aseanfootball.org website. Weiss explained that the substitutions made for Emilio Chieffy Caligdong, Denis Wolf and Angel Guirado) made the difference. Now, we are back in the race. We have to re-strategize for our next match and I would like to point out that Myanmar is not the weakest team in the group, added Weiss. With the win, the Azkals moved out of the cellar and into second spot in Group A They are behind host Thailand, which secured the rst seminal slot after outclassing Myanmar, 4-0, with its second consecutive win. The Azkals can secure the second semis slot, depending on the outcome of their match with Myanmar on Friday. Phan Thanh Hung, the chief coach of Vietnam, said the Red Warriors were caught atfooted by Caligdongs goal in the 85th minute. We froze. We made a lot of wrong passes and I thought that the loss came from our own mistakes. It is our worst game since I took over this team, said Than Hung. If the Azkals beat Myanmar, the team will earn the remaining Final Four berth, even if Vietnam wins over Thailand.

Philippine Azkals Emilio Chieffy Caligdong (left) is challenged by a Vietnam Red Warrior during their teams ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup 2012 game at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok Tuesday night. Caligdong slipped past his defenders and slotted in a 10-meter blast in the 85th minute to carry the Azkals to a 1-0 win over the Red Warriors. ANTON SHEKER/GOAL.PH

Go wont stop POC election


CONTROVERSIAL athletics chief Go Teng Kok, who will soon step down from his post, had a change of heart yesterday, saying that he will no longer push through with his bid to stop the elections of the Philippine Olympic Committee from taking place this Friday. Go decided against such a move after he and his legal counsel Nicanor Sering led an urgent motion for preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order before Branch 159 of the Regional Trial Court in Pasig City Wednesday morning. But, his position changed when Sering explained that the petitions that they are seeking will stop the entire proceedings from taking place at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa City. Sering told Go when they appeared before Regional Trial Court Judge Rodolfo Bonifacio that it is not only the position of president, which will be involved, but other posts as well. If the judge approves, there will be no elections. It will not be selective. Naisip ko, hindi yata maganda ito. Besides, I have already proven my point, said Go in a press conference Wednesday night. He added he only wanted the position of president to be affected by the TRO, and not any other position. With the withdrawal, incumbent POC president Jose Peping Cojaungco will be able to seek reelection for a third straight term. Go said that after the holidays, he plans to step down as head of the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association, a position he held for 23 years. When the PATAFA holds its polls this January, he plans to nominate sportsman Philip Ella Juico as his successor. The Supreme Court had earlier ruled in favor Go, dismissing last month an appeal by the POC to enforce a decision to declare him persona non grata and expel him from the general assembly. Peter Atencio

Camp John Hay leads Fil-Am golf by 15


BAGUIO CITYDespite a 15-point advantage with just a round remaining, two-time defending champion Camp John Hay is not fully condent that the title is already in the bag in the 63rd Fil-Am Invitational Golf Tournament. Its still anybodys ball game, said Fred Puckett, who scored 31 as he led CJH to a 105 at the Baguio Country Club golf course and a three-day aggregate of 354 for the defending champion. Games slowed and the scores dipped as play shifted to the shorter and trickier BCC layout, where Bong Mandapat had a 26, Clyde Cabreros made a 25 and Rudy Lockey counted with his 23. Park Jong Won, who had a two-over 71 for 34 at the CJH course Monday before the break Tuesday, shot a 21. It was even worse for the other teams as Edmund Yee and Bong Sison made 27s, Poch Hernandez had a 24 and Florene delos Santos scored a 23 for the teams 101 and 339 total. Arnold Jumalon churned in 21 points and did not count. Its all over, we will be very happy if we nish second, which is good enough against a team like John Hay, said Delos Santos, who made just nine points at the front nine in what he considers as his worst performance. When things turned good at the start of the back nine, bad luck returned as the one-time, overall individual titlist went for another meltdown, scoring a 14 and a 23 total. Puckett again was the savior for the team just like in the rst two days at their home course. With 34 and 35 points in the rst two days, Puckett has 100 points and a 10-point lead on Southwoods Yee. ABW Megabers had a 96 for the teams 322 and third spot. Meanwhile, Noel Yamzon shot a closing 28 and lead Savers Clarkcom to a 104 at the Camp John Hay golf course for a fourday total of 404 and take the Fil A Seniors title. They will tee off early tomorrow, as CJH tries to fortify its victory and become the second three-peat winner in the premier Fil Championship seniors after Golden Oats, which is now the Southwoods team. With the 27 of Rene Mangio, the 26 of Oscar Calderon and the 23 of Sene Quiambao, the team had a 30-point lead with just half of the teams . Co-host Baguio Country Club closed with a 99 for 374 and second place, while Philippine Navy had a closing 89 for 365 points and third place.

Pacquiao floors new sparring partner; Arum satisfied


By Ronnie Nathanielsz
FOLLOWING another torrid sparring session, in which he went a total of nine rounds, Manny Pacquiao dropped a second sparring partner at the Wild Card Gym on Tuesday and showed he is at his best in preparation for his fourth ght against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 9. It was the best that Ive seen him, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who watched Pacquiao work out, told the Manila Standard. Pacquiao knocked one of his sparring partners down, he was very aggressive and quick and he looked tremendous. However, the Top Rank promoter said Marquez was also looking ferocious in his training camp under Hall-of-Fame trainer Ignacio Nacho Beristain. ABS-CBNs Dyan Castillejo, who covered the training session, said Pacquiao sparred three rounds apiece with Frankie Gomez and the twins Jose and Jessie Roman, knocking down the latter in the process. Following the sparring, Pacquiao did the punch-mitts with Filipino trainer Buboy Fernandez, who makes the Fighter of the Decsent the Visayas region in the national nals slated in Roxas City on Dec. 1 to 3. During the nal game, UVs third-quarter unit dropped a 20-1 run to take a comfortable 25-point lead, 47-22, with 15 seconds left in the period. Ateneo, however, answered with its own rally in the nal period. Back-to-back three-point plays by Renzy Uy jumpstarted a 10-0 run for the host team to make it 37-49 with 3:30 left in the game. The Baby Lancers, however, tightened their defense as they held the Blue Dragons scoreless the rest of the way to end Ateneos rally and complete the rout. The SBP nals, on the contrary, was a tightly fought game. Outplayed and outhustled in the rst three quarters, St. Johns opened the nal period with a 12-1 rally to take the upperhand, 39-37. ade use his hand-speed and throw a urry of punches, while moving rapidly. Trainer Freddie Roach said he is very pleased with Pacquiaos condition and wants him to keep ghting every minute of every round and put Marquez under pressure from the opening bell. Neon Aleikhem Chavez and Carl Jericho Jovellanos then conspired for 10 unanswered points to give USC a 47-39 lead. Anton Albayoda scored a basket and Christopher Suarez split his free throws to bring the Falcons to within ve points but USCs Clint Octaviano sank a jumper to secure the victory with 13 seconds remaining in the game. Albayoda sank two more gift shots to end the game. UV will join other regional champions Holy Angel University of Angeles City (Luzon), Holy Child School of Davao (Mindanao) and La Salle Greenhills (NCR) in the Passerelle national nals while USC will face Don Bosco Academy of Pampanga (Luzon), La Salle Greenhills (NCR) at Ateneo de Davao (Mindanao) for the SBP national crown.

Cebu schools top Best Center tilts


BASKETBALL in the Visayas is still dominated by Cebu. This was proven true by University of the Visayas and University of San Carlos by topping the Visayas leg of the MILO-sponsored Basketball Eciency Scientic Training Center over the weekend at the Iloilo Sports Complex covered court in Iloilo City. The UV Baby Lancers leaned on a huge third-quarter rally to upend Ateneo de Iloilo Blue Dragons, 51-37, and capture the Passerelle championship for children 12-14 years of age, while the USC Warriors defeated St Johns Institute Falcons of Bacolod, 49-44, to claim the Small Basketeers Philippines title for 9-11 years old. UV and USC will, thus, repre-

The University of San Carlos SBP team waves the no. a sign after winning the SBP Visayas regional championship trophy. Team Captain Neon Chavez is shown here receiving the trophy from BEST Center founder Nic Jorge. Joining the team and coaching staff is USCs Basic Education South Campus principal Sr. Remedios Socorro Aunzo.

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Ray S. Eano, Editor business@mst.ph Roderick T. dela Cruz, Assistant Editor extrastory2000@gmail.com pace exceeded all 22 estimates in a Bloomberg survey, whose median was 5.4 percent. President Benigno Aquino is increasing spending to a record this year while seeking more than $17 billion of investment in roads and airports. The Southeast Asian nation is forecast to be among the 10 fastest-growing economies in 2012, according to a Bloomberg survey, making it less likely that Bangko Sentral will cut its benchmark interest rate again in December. The Philippines is going to rock, said Trinh Nguyen, a Hong Kong-based economist at HSBC Holdings Plc. The central bank and the government have made timely policy adjustments that are boosting trend growth. With momentum so strong, we think BSP will hold rates and mark the end of the easing cycle. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index erased earlier losses and rose 0.7 percent as of 11:44 a.m. in Manila trading. The Philippine peso was little changed at 40.86 per dollar. It has risen more than 7 percent this year, the best performer among Asias 11 most-traded currencies tracked by Bloomberg. Some Asian ofcials have restrained their stimulus efforts as global expansion slowed, with others refraining from interest-rate cuts to preserve repower should Europes debt crisis worsen. Thailand may hold borrowing costs today, economists said, after a manufacturing production index rose in October for the rst time in ve months. Meanwhile, India may report on Nov. 30 that GDP rose 5.3 percent last quarter. Bangko Sentral will be careful to calibrate the use of its enhanced policy tool kit to help ensure domestic demand price pressures and risks from capital ows are managed, central bank Governor Amando Tetangco said today. In the near term, our policy stance appears to remain appropriate, he said. Full-year growth may be 6 percent to 7 percent, Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said. Moodys Investors Service raised the countrys credit rating to one step below investment grade in October, luring more

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Growth eases pressure to cut rate


By Karl Lester M. Yap and Cecilia Yap ECONOMIC growth unexpectedly

accelerated in the third quarter to the fastest pace since 2010 as government spending and investment increased, easing pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates further. Stocks rose.

Gross domestic product increased 7.1 percent in the three months through September from a year earlier, compared with a 6-percent gain in the previous quarter, the National Statistical Coordination Board said. The

pledges from companies including Alliance Global Group Inc. and First Gen Corp. The government signed a peace deal with Muslim guerrillas in the mineral-rich south last month, and said it expects about $1 billion of commitments in Mindanao. Exports rose 22.8 percent in September from a year earlier, as data signaling a recovery in the US and China boosted the outlook for Asian goods. Ination eased to a four-month low of 3.1 percent in October, while remittances, which make up the equivalent of about 10 percent of GDP, surged to a record $1.8 billion in September. Bloomberg

Didipio to start copper output


By Othel V. Campos
OCEANAGOLD Philippines Inc., a wholly-owned unit of Australias OceanaGold Corp., will produce its rst coppergold concentrate from Didipio mine in Nueva Vizcaya in the rst week of December. The parent company said in a statement milling operations had started after the commissioning of the plant earlier this week, keeping the project on track. Over the next week we will bring the otation circuit on line and start to introduce ore to the plant. We expect to be producing copper-gold concentrate in the coming weeks. Its a great result, the parent companys managing director and chief executive Mick Wilkes said. The company has deployed a 30-member commissioning team that will increase the capacity of the processing plant. OceanaGold has raised production with over 800,000 metric tons of ore in stockpile, including 230,000 MT on the run-of-mine storage. OceanaGold has signed an offtake agreement with leading commodity trader Tragura, which is also into petroleum and based metals trading. Tragura will take delivery of copper and gold concentrates and manage all land and sea transportation from the mine site to smelters. The shipments will go to Traguras concentrate storage facilities in China.

IN BRIEF
BoP forecast revised
THE governments Development and Budget Coordination Committee revised its balance of payments target this year to show a higher surplus, given the strong foreign exchange inows and fast economic growth. Bangko Sentral Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said the forecast for BoP surplus in 2012 was revised upward to $6.8 billion from the previous estimate of $2.6 billion, consistent with higher economic growth. The country already posted $6.4 billion in the rst 10 months alone. Foreign direct investments are expected to reach $1.5 billion this year, before rising to $2.2 billion next year. This was based on the feedback that we got from investment agencies. These will be mainly channeled to manufacturing, energy, and services sector, Guinigundo said. Exports and imports are seen to post a full-year growth of 8 percent and 7 percent, respectively this year. The projection for export growth in 2013 was lowered to 10 percent from 12 percent while the forecast for imports growth was reduced to 12 percent from 14 percent. Anna Leah G. Estrada

executive director Marc Soong, lead the launching of the new and improved Ferrari California 30. The car is 30 kilos lighter and packs 30 more horsepower at 490 hp. It is powered by a V8 engine that allows it to reach a speed of 100 kph in 3.8 seconds and produce a maximum torque of 505 Nm at 5,000 rpm. EY ACASIO

Lighter Ferrari. Autostrada Motore Inc. chairman and president Wellington Soong (right) and his son, Autostrada Motore

Developer to raise P5b


PROPERTY developer 8990 Housing Development Corp., the company that is taking over listed rm IP Converge Data Center Inc., plans to raise P5 billion through follow-on offering. 8990 HDC president Jesus Atencio said in an interview the company was nalizing the terms of offering, which could happen by the second quarter of 2013. Atencio said the company hired Maybank ATR Kim Eng Capital to nalize the planned share sale. The company plans to use the proceeds from the share sale to launch more housing projects all over the country. We are exploring all options to raise equity and boost production given the overwhelming demand in mass housing, Atencio said. The 8990 group signed an agreement in June with the top shareholders of IP Converge, IP Ventures, Inc. and IPVG Employees Inc. to acquire 79.507 percent of IP Converge at P0.9524 apiece. It also conducted a tender offer to acquire the remaining 20 percent owned by the public. Atencio said he planned to put in P7 billion worth of assets into the listed rm. 8990 HDC has been in operation over the past 22 years and built 51 subdivisions and over 41,000 units mostly in the Visayas and Mindanao. Jenniffer B. Austria

SEC sues 13 for Calata manipulation


By Jenniffer B. Austria
THE Securities and Exchange Commission led a complaint against 13 individuals, including the chief executive of a nancial advisory rm and several shareholders for allegedly manipulating the stock prices of newly-listed Calata Corp. The corporate regulator said the respondents engaged in-high frequency, high-volume buying and selling of Calata shares which provided them with a collective trading gain of P216 million in a short period. The SEC identied the respondents as Michael Angeles, Carmelo dela Cruz Bunag, Arnold Ryan Dellosa, Richie Ramille Isip, Arnold Martin, Gary Lincoln Taboso, Dennis Philippe Vistan, Zandro Jose Zulueta, Juvy Ocampo, King Bryan Sulit, Alvin Morfe, Glaizel Eco and Sherly Sia. The SEC also led complaints against unnamed individuals involved in the case. Zulueta is the chief executive of Absolute Traders & Consulting Services Inc., the nancial advisor of Calata when it listed in May. The SEC, which led the case before the Justice Department, said the respondents committed the crime of market manipulation of Calata shares in violation of the Securities Regulation Code. All told, the foregoing circumstances exhibit the existence of a conspiracy or a common understanding among respondents as well as other persons still unidentied, with respect to the commission of the crime of market manipulation of Calata shares in violation of Sec. 24 of the SRC, the corporate regulator said. Respondents engaged in-high frequency, high-volume buying and selling transactions and several trades for the purpose of articially raising the price of Calata shares which they eventually dumped on the market at a prot, the SEC said. It said to prop up Calatas share price, the respondents buying transactions were mostly buyups, which meant they offered to buy Calata shares higher than or close to the last traded price. The SEC said after the respondents achieved record peaks for the price of Calata shares, they started dumping their shares to the public by selling them at price level above their price.

Govt sells $500m worth Aboitiz Power hikes cash dividend to 50% of profit of onshore dollar bonds By Alena Mae S. Flores
By Anna Leah G. Estrada
THE government successfully raised $500 million from the sale of 10.5-year dollardenominated bonds to local investors Wednesday. The 2023 onshore dollar bonds were sold at a coupon of 2.75 percent, as the offer was three times oversubscribed, with tenders amounting to $1.7 billion. National Treasurer Rosalia de Leon said after the auction the government would use proceeds from the bond sale to nance expenditures and debt payments. The Treasury said the onshore dollar bonds allowed the government to mop up excess dollar liquidity onshore and pioneer a new benchmark in the local capital market. The Philippines executed a series of fund-raising issuances and tender offer exercises in November, which included the P30.8-billion, or $750-million, 10-year global peso notes. The government also announced a tender offer program for 14 dollar-denominated bonds and one Euro denominated bond amounting to $15.65 billion. Our program was hinged on three legs, each addressing specic key metrics under President Aquinos mandate of good economics. We achieved debt re-denomination, realized interest savings, and take advantage of ample dollars liquidity onshore, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said. THE board of listed Aboitiz Power Corp. approved an increase in the annual cash dividend to 50 percent of the consolidated net income from 33 percent effective next year. A revised dividend policy of the company [will now consist] of an annual cash dividend payment of 50 percent of its consolidated net income from the previous scal year based on the audited nancial statements of the company. The new policy changes the previous cash dividend payment ratio of 33 percent of previous years net prots, Aboitiz Power said in a disclosure to the stock exchange. The new dividend policy will take effect in 2013 based on the declaration of the 2012 net income after tax. The board also approved the declaration of special cash dividend in the amount of P0.22 per share to all stockholders of record as of the close of business hours on December
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Indonesia Thailand UAE Euro Korea China India Malaysia New Zealand Taiwan Rupiah Baht Dirham Euro Won Yuan Rupee Ringgit Dollar Dollar 0.000104 0.032605 0.272264 1.293900 0.000921 0.160712 0.018067 0.328461 0.820210 0.034349 0.0043 1.3339 11.1386 52.9347 0.0377 6.5749 0.7391 13.4377 33.5556 1.4053
Source: PDS Bridge

13, 2012 payable on January 11, 2013. Aboitiz Power reported a consolidated net income of P18.4 billion for the nine-month period, up 13 percent from P16.2 billion year-on-year, due to higher income from its generation and distribution business. Aboitiz Powers core net income in the rst nine months of the year amounted to P17.9 billion, up 15 percent year-onyear. Aboitiz Powers consolidated net income in the third quarter

rose 10 percent to P6.2 billion from P5.6 billion a year ago. Core net income in the third quarter increased to P6.4 billion, up 13 percent on year. Aboitiz Powers generation business accounted for 89 percent of earnings contributions, recording an income share of P17.2 billion in the rst nine months, up 12 percent year-onyear. The companys attributable power generation capacity reached 2,353 megawatts as of end-September.

E ATE PSE COMPOSITE INDEX F OREIGNUnitXCHANGE RPeso Currency US Dollar


Closing November 28, 2012
United States Japan UK Hong Kong Switzerland Canada Singapore Australia Bahrain Saudi Arabia Brunei Dollar Yen Pound Dollar Franc Dollar Dollar Dollar Dinar Rial Dollar 1.000000 0.012174 1.602100 0.129034 1.073537 1.005834 0.817528 1.044714 2.653224 0.266667 0.814200 40.9110 .4981 65.5435 5.2789 43.9195 41.1497 33.4459 42.7403 108.5460 10.9096 33.3097 5200 4460 3720 2980 2240 1500 1200

P584-P695 LPG/11-kg tank


P47.15-P53.07 Unleaded Gasoline

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P38.40-P41.05 Diesel P40.30-P52.20 Kerosene P27.20-P31.00 Auto LPG

P40.900
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5,633.720

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THE stock market surged to a new record Wednesday, lifted by a government report showing the economy advanced by a stronger-than-expected 7.1 percent in the third quarter of 2012.
The Philippine Stock Exchange index climbed 47.27 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,633.72. Gainers and losers were almost even at 79 to 78, with 46 issues unchanged. Economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the last quarter as government spending and investment rose, easing pressure on the central bank to cut interest rates further. Gross domestic product increased 7.1 percent in the three months through September from a year earlier, compared with a 6-percent gain in the previous quarter, the National Statistical Coordination Board said. SM Prime Holdings Inc., operator of the countrys biggest retail chain, climbed 4.3 percent to P15.12. Manila Electric Co., the biggest power retailer, rose 3.5 percent to P264.20. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., the biggest telecommunications company, gained 1.4 percent to P2,586, while Ayala Land Inc., the biggest builder, increased 1 percent to P23.40. Alcorn Gold Resources Corp., which is being rumored as the holding company of retailer Lucio Co of Puregold Price Club Inc., rose 5.2 percent to P0.142. Lack of progress in negotiations for a deal to avoid a US budget crisis before a January deadline, meanwhile, sent world stock markets lower. President Barack Obama and US lawmakers have until Jan. 1 to reach a deal to trim the countrys unwieldy decit. Otherwise, a series of automatic tax increases and sharp spending

cuts will take effect that could drag the worlds no. 1 economy into recession. A high-ranking member of the US Senate unnerved investors and sent Wall Street lower on Tuesday after expressing frustration over the budget impasse and the looming scal cliff. In early European trading, Britains FTSE 100 fell 0.3 percent to 5,784.61. Germanys DAX lost 0.2 percent to 7,316.69. Frances CAC-40 fell 0.3 percent to 3,491.57. Wall Street headed for a lower open, with Dow Jones industrial futures falling 0.1 percent to 12,850. S&P 500 futures were down 0.1 percent at 1,395.40. Stock market losses began earlier in Asia. Japans Nikkei 225 index fell 1.2 percent to close at 9,308.35, a day after closing at a seven-month high. South Koreas Kospi shed 0.7 percent to 1,912.78 and Australias S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.2 percent to 4,447.30. Hong Kongs Hang Seng fell 0.6 percent to 21,708.98. With Bloomberg, AP

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2.12 2.30 7.41 4.83 2.80 12.50 51.50 17.50 0.0110 7.80 3.80 0.61 80.00 1.04

CA finally recognizes BSPs powers; Paje is inconsistent


A COURT has nally cleared the confusion and legal technicalities surrounding the viability of Banco Filipino Savings and Mortgage Bank. The Court of Appeals last Friday reversed its January 27, 2012 decision to reopen the bank and give it a P25-billion loan to resuscitate itself. In clear wording, the appellate court conceded that it gravely erred in its rst decision to order the Bangko Sentral and Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. to reopen Banco Filipino under the comptrollership of the BSP and the Monetary Board complete with a rehabilitation plan. With all due respect, the honorable court gravely erred when it encroached on the authority and competence of respondent BSP-MB as the central monetary authority of the government in granting reliefs not prayed for by the petitioners in their petition dated 21 March 2011, the CA decision penned by Associate Justice Noel Tijam said. The court acknowledged, too, that a viable rehabilitation plan for Banco Filipino, as well as any loan facility must be freely entered into in accordance with... BSP-MBs legal mandate and, thus, may not be imposed and dictated by the honorable court. The grant of nancial assistance, special liquidity loan and regulatory reliefs to Banco Filipino is discretionary and, thus, cannot be compelled by mandamus, the ruling said. The court, in another pellucid writing, dismissed Banco Filipinos allegation that it was not given due process before it was placed under the receivership of PDIC. It noted the central bank held several conferences about the banks nancial health, adding that the Bangko Sentral was not required to furnish Banco Filipino of its ndings and report. Time and again, it has been ruled that the essence of due process is simply an opportunity to be heard. What the law prohibits is not the absence of previous notice but the absolute absence thereof and lack of opportunity to be heard. Unequivocally, there is no denial of due process in this case, the CA said. The controversial MB Resolution No. 372-A also gained the support of the appellate court. The resolution essentially ordered the closure of Banco Filipino and placed it under the receivership of PDIC, after ndings showed the bank was illiquid and unable to pay its liabilities as they become due and had insufcient realizable assets to meet liabilities... The CA noted that the MB resolution was anchored on factual and legal ndings of BSPs supervision and examination department, and destroyed Banco Filipinos argument that its own appraisal report was more credible. Contrary to the postulate relied upon in January

1.90 3.20 3.19 27.45 18.10 280.60 3.65 16.00 14.94 4.42 6.50 34.60 129.20 3000.00 2.62 2.44 0.196 2.88 1.41 69.20 5.50 0.77 18.00 1.22 1.18 59.90 0.019 13.70 2.60 5.02 6.98 2.98 4.16 485.20 64.80 5.20 0.98 556.00 5.22 36.20 4.19 6.21 1.54 3.82 4.65 6.24 9.66 0.0770 2.20 0.82 2.40 0.490 760.00 2.71 1.57 0.420 0.620 0.980 48.00 3.34 0.83 24.15 5.62 9.00 2.85 0.092 1.11 0.94 3.80 0.310 2.74 1.44 2.14 2.34 0.36 0.990 0.67 19.94 7.71 2.85 8.95 18.20 4.55 0.64 4.66 4.72 42.00 18.98 0.78 10.92 102.80 0.5300 24.00 82.50 10.60 9.70 1270.00 11.00 77.00 0.98 6.80 4.70 34.50 3.87 0.0760 5.1900 10.30 3.70 4.08 22.95 8.58 3.39 10.00 71.00 17.88 2886.00 0.39 30.15 4.75 3.30 0.79 0.0083 6.20 20.80 48.00 0.345 29.00 34.00 2.23 61.80 1.21 1.81 2.070 0.085 0.840 36.50 12.84 1.100 8.40 0.032 0.033 7.05 28.25 48.00 0.062 257.80 0.029 50.00 580.00 103.50 109.80 11.02 116.70 1050.00 1.31

1.11 1.32 1.08 18.10 8.12 215.00 1.96 9.70 8.05 1.01 2.90 26.50 110.20 800.00 1.25 1.73 0.112 1.99 0.90 37.00 1.05 0.320 2.55 0.77 0.65 35.50 0.014 8.00 1.80 3.00 0.260 1.49 2.30 272.00 30.50 3.30 0.10 455.40 2.94 19.00 2.27 4.00 0.61 1.800 2.56 3.40 1.22 0.045 1.20 0.44 1.01 0.285 450.00 1.08 1.14 0.101 0.082 0.380 18.00 1.70 0.42 13.36 3.08 2.26 1.35 0.060 0.67 0.54 2.90 0.10 1.63 0.98 0.65 1.51 0.150 0.089 0.41 10.00 2.51 1.81 6.00 10.94 1.80 0.45 2.60

RAY S. EANO
27, 2012 decision that it was the Banco Filipinos appraisal report that deserves more credence, we hold that it should be the report of examination adduced by the BSP-MB that should hold water inasmuch as the same emanates from a duty mandated by law, the CA decision said. Doublespeak Einvironment Secretary Ramon Paje is either lying or trying to be cute. The controversial Cabinet member declared before Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda that he has not issued any mining permit or tenement since assuming his post. Records of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, however, showed he issued a minerals production sharing agreement to Mount Sinai Exploration and Mining Corp. on February 18, 2011, or a month after President Benigno Noynoy Aquino III suspended the issuance of mining permits as spelled out under DENR Memorandum No. 2011-01. Zamboanga del Sur Antonio Cerilles, a former environment secretary, also alleged Paje issued an MPSA to Mount Sinai after the moratorium on mining permits. The permit enabled Mount Sinai Mining to explore a 510-hectare area in Homonhon Island in Eastern Visayas. Paje defended himself, saying the act was a mere conversion of an existing emancipation patent to an MPSA for exploration, and not an MPSA for mining. The House of Representatives may soon conduct an investigation on the controversial permit. Cerilles earlier objected to the conrmation of Paje as environment secretary in a hearing conducted by the Commission on Appointments, citing the Special Ores Extraction Permit that his department issued to Lupa Pigegetawan Mining Co. Cerilles alleged that owners of Lupa Pigegetawan misrepresented themselves as members of the indigenous people in Zamboanga del Norte after they logged their ofcial address as Banilad, Cebu City. Cerilles has gained the support of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, who declared Pajes SOEP illegal and invalid. She said the power to issue SOEP should be removed from the DENR secretary because it was against the law. E-mail: rayenano@yahoo.com, extrastory2000@ gmail.com or business@mst.ph

1.20 24.80 1.05 0.45 7.30 4.45 0.1010 5.20 60.80 8.20 5.44 831.00 6.18 43.40 0.36 4.30 1.75 0.036 1.00 0.042 2.550 5.90 2.60 1.21 13.80 5.35 1.05 5.00 18.00 12.10 2096.00 0.25 10.68 3.30 2.42 0.34

T OP G AINERS
STOCKS IPeople Inc. `A' Cirtek Holdings (Chips) First Abacus Island Info Minerales Industrias Corp. Coal Asia Shang Properties Inc. Yehey Anscor `A' Alcorn Gold Res. Close (P) 9.00 14.00 0.82 0.0480 6.40 1.14 3.00 1.200 5.05 0.1420 Change (%) 16.88 16.86 12.33 9.09 6.67 6.54 6.38 5.26 5.21 5.19

T OP L OSERS
STOCKS Touch Solutions Oriental Peninsula Res. 2GO Group' Benguet Corp `A' TKC Steel Corp. Calata Corp. Oriental Pet. `A' Phil. Estates Corp. IP Converge Benguet Corp `B' Close (P) 4.01 3.170 1.75 19.00 1.88 6.68 0.0180 0.7500 2.46 19.00 Change (%) (33.17) (8.91) (8.85) (8.65) (6.00) (5.92) (5.26) (5.06) (5.02) (5.00)

0.0038 3.01 14.50 20.00 0.170 19.98 21.20 1.05

T RADING S UMMARY
FINANCIAL INDUSTRIAL HOLDING FIRMS PROPERTY SERVICES MINING & OIL GRAND TOTAL

SHARES 14,158,389 583,186,698 1,818,880,951 311,783,370 324,768,232 1,086,573,868 4,139,351,508

VALUE 1,036,981,148.05 1,718,812,781.71 2,687,356,845.44 1,261,743,956.51 1,721,932,576.53 228,979,128.54 8,655,806,436.7881

FINANCIAL 1,507.76 (up) 2.13 INDUSTRIAL 8,851.22 (up) 53.74 HOLDING FIRMS 4,925.28 (up) 51.55 PROPERTY 2,120.25 (up) 28.07 SERVICES 1,732.75 (up) 11.55 MINING & OIL 18,337.51 (down) 238.44 PSEI 5,633.72 (up) 47.27 All Shares Index 3,641.89 (up) 21.31 Gainers: 79; Losers: 78; Unchanged: 46; Total: 203

6.96 0.50 1.0600 1.0900 0.042 0.570 15.04 2.91 0.008 2.99 0.014 0.014 5.10 18.40 3.00 0.017 161.10 0.015 23.05 535.00 100.00 101.50 6.00 108.90

ABS-CBN Holdings Corp. Ayala Corp. Pref `A First Gen G First Phil. Hldgs.-Pref. GMA Holdings Inc. PCOR-Preferred SMC Preferred A SMC Preferred C 1000.00 SMPFC Preferred 0.62

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71.10 94.05 0.71 54.85 19.80 27.45 0.82 85.00 2.70 480.00 21.00 99.00 1.70 89.60 88.90 387.00 55.20 164.00 1000.00 112.00 2.20 35.05 6.90 2.19 27.95 1.32 19.00 4.08 3.12 14.00 7.09 9.05 23.70 94.00 18.00 0.0230 13.66 3.92 0.640 105.00 9.75 1.94 13.30 1.61 5.60 5.50 33.00 16.000 264.20 5.40 10.58 9.10 4.15 4.80 34.00 109.00 244.40 1.61 1.77 0.154 1.88 1.12 78.00 1.27 1.15 8.00 1.69 0.68 49.50 0.1420 16.38 2.03 5.05 4.22 1.07 1.15 487.00 52.75 4.60 0.240 601.00 5.95 37.00 7.00 6.45 1.01 1.87 4.50 6.40 5.66 0.0450 1.280 0.550 1.86 0.310 842.50 1.87 1.10 0.2600 0.3000 0.350 17.00 3.07 0.690 23.40 5.10 4.50 1.41 0.069 0.81 0.970 2.90 0.360 1.87 1.56 1.10 2.47 0.1580 0.7500 0.490 19.00 2.96 3.00 5.91 15.12 3.66 0.540 5.070 1.72 (1.98) 0.00 1.11 0.00 (0.54) 12.33 (1.96) (2.88) 0.00 (2.33) 0.87 0.00 3.11 4.34 0.26 0.36 0.24 (0.99) 0.09 0.92

Net Foreign

Trade/Buying
47,779,767.50 9,110,069.00

Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. Bank of PI Bankard, Inc. China Bank COL Financial Eastwest Bank First Abacus First Metro Inv. I-Remit Inc. Manulife Fin. Corp. Maybank ATR KE Metrobank Natl Reinsurance Corp. Phil. National Bank Phil. Savings Bank PSE Inc. RCBC `A Security Bank Sun Life Financial Union Bank Vantage Equities Aboitiz Power Corp. Agrinurture Inc. Alliance Tuna Intl Inc. Alphaland Corp. Alsons Cons. Asiabest Group Calapan Venture Chemrez Technologies Inc. Cirtek Holdings (Chips) Energy Devt. Corp. (EDC) EEI First Gen Corp. First Holdings A Ginebra San Miguel Inc. Greenergy Holcim Philippines Inc. Integ. Micro-Electronics Ionics Inc Jollibee Foods Corp. Lafarge Rep LMG Chemicals LT Group Mabuhay Vinyl Corp. Manchester Intl. A Manchester Intl. B Manila Water Co. Inc. Megawide Mla. Elect. Co `A Pepsi-Cola Products Phil. Petron Corporation Phoenix Petroleum Phils. RFM Corporation Salcon Power Corp. San Miguel Brewery Inc. San Miguel Corp `A San MiguelPure Foods `B Seacem Splash Corporation Swift Foods, Inc. TKC Steel Corp. Trans-Asia Oil Universal Robina Victorias Milling Vitarich Corp. Vivant Corp. Vulcan Indl. Abacus Cons. `A Aboitiz Equity Alcorn Gold Res. Alliance Global Inc. Anglo Holdings A Anscor `A Asia Amalgamated A ATN Holdings A ATN Holdings B Ayala Corp `A DMCI Holdings Filinvest Dev. Corp. Forum Pacic GT Capital House of Inv. JG Summit Holdings Jolliville Holdings Lopez Holdings Corp. Lodestar Invt. Holdg.Corp. Marcventures Hldgs., Inc. Metro Pacic Inv. Corp. Minerales Industrias Corp. MJCI Investments Inc. Pacica `A Prime Media Hldg Prime Orion Seafront `A Sinophil Corp. SM Investments Inc. Solid Group Inc. South China Res. Inc. Unioil Res. & Hldgs Wellex Industries Zeus Holdings

Anchor Land Holdings Inc. A. Brown Co., Inc. Araneta Prop `A Ayala Land `B Belle Corp. `A Cebu Holdings Century Property Crown Equities Inc. Cyber Bay Corp. Empire East Land Eton Properties Ever Gotesco Global-Estate Filinvest Land,Inc. Interport `A Megaworld Corp. MRC Allied Ind. Phil. Estates Corp. Phil. Realty `A Robinsons Land `B Rockwell Shang Properties Inc. SM Development `A SM Prime Holdings Starmalls Suntrust Home Dev. Inc. Vista Land & Lifescapes

2GO Group ABS-CBN Acesite Hotel APC Group, Inc. Asian Terminals Inc. Bloomberry Boulevard Holdings Calata Corp. Cebu Air Inc. (5J) Centro Esc. Univ. DFNN Inc. Globe Telecom GMA Network Inc. I.C.T.S.I. Information Capital Tech. IPeople Inc. `A IP Converge IP E-Game Ventures Inc. IPVG Corp. Island Info ISM Communications Leisure & Resorts Liberty Telecom Manila Jockey Pacic Online Sys. Corp. PAL Holdings Inc. Paxys Inc. Phil. Racing Club Phil. Seven Corp. Philweb.Com Inc. PLDT Common PremiereHorizon Puregold STI Holdings Touch Solutions Transpacic Broadcast Waterfront Phils. Yehey

Abra Mining Apex `A Atlas Cons. `A Atok-Big Wedge `A Basic Energy Corp. Benguet Corp `A Benguet Corp `B Century Peak Metals Hldgs Coal Asia Dizon Geograce Res. Phil. Inc. Lepanto `A Lepanto `B Manila Mining `A Manila Mining `B Nickelasia Nihao Mineral Resources Omico Oriental Peninsula Res. Oriental Pet. `A Oriental Pet. `B Petroenergy Res. Corp. Philex `A PhilexPetroleum Philodrill Corp. `A Semirara Corp. United Paragon

Megaworld Corp. Warrants

FINANCIAL 71.90 69.80 95.00 93.25 0.71 0.71 55.00 54.00 20.00 19.80 27.70 27.35 0.82 0.81 85.00 85.00 2.70 2.65 480.00 480.00 21.50 21.00 99.25 98.15 1.78 1.70 91.00 86.10 88.90 86.00 387.00 385.20 55.85 54.80 164.00 163.40 1000.00 995.00 114.00 111.90 2.20 2.19 INDUSTRIAL 35.00 35.15 35.00 6.80 7.18 6.80 2.19 2.26 2.19 28.00 27.95 26.00 1.35 1.34 1.32 19.50 19.40 18.20 4.05 4.08 4.08 3.07 3.12 3.00 11.98 15.00 11.98 7.07 7.09 7.04 8.98 9.15 9.00 23.45 24.00 23.40 94.40 94.50 93.60 18.00 18.00 18.00 0.0240 0.0240 0.0230 13.42 13.66 13.40 3.90 3.95 3.92 0.640 0.640 0.640 106.80 106.80 105.00 9.40 9.75 9.32 1.97 1.98 1.94 13.24 13.50 13.18 1.61 1.61 1.61 5.69 5.60 5.25 5.60 5.50 5.21 32.00 33.20 31.90 15.280 16.000 15.400 255.20 269.00 255.00 5.40 5.43 5.39 10.50 10.64 10.50 9.10 9.15 9.00 4.11 4.15 4.10 4.80 4.80 4.80 34.00 34.00 34.00 109.10 109.00 108.60 244.80 244.60 244.20 1.65 1.62 1.60 1.73 1.77 1.77 0.154 0.154 0.154 2.00 1.90 1.88 1.10 1.12 1.10 78.00 78.75 77.50 1.22 1.27 1.21 1.11 1.16 1.08 7.90 8.00 8.00 1.70 1.72 1.68 HOLDING FIRMS 0.68 0.69 0.67 48.65 49.50 48.65 0.1350 0.1430 0.1360 16.08 16.60 16.08 2.06 2.06 2.03 4.80 5.05 4.81 4.21 4.50 4.20 1.09 1.09 1.04 1.11 1.15 1.05 480.00 488.00 481.00 54.00 54.40 52.25 4.61 4.70 4.60 0.238 0.260 0.240 605.00 609.50 595.00 5.95 5.99 5.94 36.30 37.30 36.25 7.00 7.00 7.00 6.54 6.54 6.40 0.99 1.03 0.99 1.85 1.89 1.83 4.33 4.50 4.32 6.00 6.42 6.05 5.70 5.66 5.65 0.0450 0.0450 0.0450 1.300 1.280 1.090 0.560 0.580 0.550 1.80 1.86 1.78 0.310 0.310 0.305 841.50 844.00 841.00 1.92 1.92 1.87 1.12 1.10 1.10 0.2600 0.2600 0.2600 0.3150 0.3200 0.3000 0.350 0.350 0.350 PROPERTY 17.02 17.00 16.50 3.06 3.07 2.96 0.710 0.760 0.680 23.15 23.60 23.10 5.11 5.15 5.05 4.50 4.50 4.45 1.44 1.43 1.40 0.067 0.072 0.066 0.81 0.82 0.80 0.960 0.990 0.960 2.92 2.90 2.82 0.365 0.370 0.355 1.83 1.87 1.80 1.60 1.61 1.56 1.12 1.17 1.10 2.44 2.51 2.45 0.1600 0.1620 0.1560 0.7900 0.8000 0.7500 0.495 0.490 0.450 19.00 19.18 18.80 2.94 3.00 2.95 2.82 3.00 2.74 5.92 5.93 5.86 14.50 15.16 14.50 3.67 3.66 3.50 0.540 0.540 0.540 5.120 5.130 5.050 SERVICES 1.92 1.75 1.75 31.70 32.30 31.60 1.30 1.30 1.28 0.620 0.620 0.620 9.50 9.50 9.20 13.96 14.08 13.64 0.1550 0.1580 0.1530 7.10 7.20 6.55 63.00 63.40 62.80 10.76 10.76 10.74 5.28 5.34 5.29 1128.00 1137.00 1128.00 8.60 8.60 8.45 70.00 70.00 69.50 0.405 0.400 0.400 7.70 10.00 7.50 2.59 2.55 2.44 0.026 0.026 0.025 0.81 0.83 0.75 0.0440 0.0480 0.0480 2.4200 2.4500 2.4200 8.64 8.64 8.50 2.48 2.48 2.30 2.75 2.75 2.74 13.90 13.96 13.90 5.02 5.02 4.50 3.13 3.22 3.08 9.50 9.55 9.50 82.00 84.00 81.00 13.98 14.46 13.94 2550.00 2608.00 2540.00 0.310 0.310 0.310 32.45 32.40 31.60 1.08 1.10 1.06 6.00 4.50 4.01 2.10 2.10 2.06 0.430 0.440 0.420 1.140 1.210 1.150 MINING & OIL 0.0058 0.0059 0.0057 4.65 4.52 4.51 17.36 17.42 17.36 24.95 24.95 24.95 0.275 0.275 0.275 20.80 20.10 19.00 20.00 20.00 19.00 1.00 1.00 0.97 1.07 1.15 1.07 16.80 16.90 16.00 0.52 0.53 0.52 0.960 0.970 0.920 1.040 1.020 0.990 0.0620 0.0620 0.0600 0.0620 0.0610 0.0610 16.56 16.52 16.20 5.49 5.63 5.01 0.6100 0.6100 0.5900 3.480 3.480 3.160 0.0190 0.0190 0.0180 0.0190 0.0190 0.0190 5.80 5.86 5.82 13.28 13.50 13.06 27.00 27.25 26.10 0.040 0.040 0.039 219.80 220.00 219.00 0.0180 0.0190 0.0180 PREFERRED 31.25 31.75 31.00 522.00 522.00 522.00 104.50 105.00 105.00 101.60 101.60 101.60 8.70 8.60 8.50 107.90 107.90 107.90 75.00 75.00 74.95 75.40 75.45 75.35 1013.00 1008.00 1008.00 WARRANTS & BONDS 1.40 1.50 1.47 69.90 95.95 0.71 54.25 19.80 27.60 0.73 86.70 2.78 480.00 21.50 98.15 1.70 86.90 85.20 386.00 55.00 163.60 1010.00 111.90 2.18

3,548,420 686,400 20,000 98,100 32,100 2,377,600 100,000 320 33,000 100 17,000 2,534,000 106,000 1,696,820 440 2,580 828,500.00 396,240 395 252,230 341,000

78,336.00 10,000.00 590,540.00

12,484,139.00 9,811,089.00

359,910.00 (11,983,337.00) 28,234,682.00

(12,439,970.00) (76,750.00) (22,096,175.00) 6,850.00 3,196,490.00

0.14 1.47 0.00 (0.18) (2.22) (2.56) 0.74 1.63 16.86 0.28 0.78 1.07 (0.42) 0.00 (4.17) 1.79 0.51 0.00 (1.69) 3.72 (1.52) 0.45 0.00 (1.58) (1.79) 3.13 4.71 3.53 0.00 0.76 0.00 0.97 0.00 0.00 (0.09) (0.16) (2.42) 2.31 0.00 (6.00) 1.82 0.00 4.10 3.60 1.27 (0.59) 0.00 1.75 5.19 1.87 (1.46) 5.21 0.24 (1.83) 3.60 1.46 (2.31) (0.22) 0.84 (0.66) 0.00 1.93 0.00 (1.38) 2.02 1.08 3.93 6.67 (0.70) 0.00 (1.54) (1.79) 3.33 0.00 0.12 (2.60) (1.79) 0.00 (4.76) 0.00 (0.12) 0.33 (2.82) 1.08 (0.20) 0.00 (2.08) 2.99 0.00 1.04 (0.68) (1.37) 2.19 (2.50) (1.79) 1.23 (1.25) (5.06) (1.01) 0.00 0.68 6.38 (0.17) 4.28 (0.27) 0.00 (0.98)

3,668,900 211,700 8,758,000 1,200 867,000 24,000 21,000 964,000 117,000 9,689,500 1,555,200 3,823,800 1,869,200 100 480,300,000 542,000 78,000 29,000 246,190 3,219,200 104,000 1,860,600 2,000 58,500 17,500 6,459,900 1,176,800 1,393,870 3,103,700 28,729,600 288,100 2,230,000 6,000 44,200 263,600 9,510 427,000 7,000 1,460,000 133,000 6,631,000 376,750 2,613,000 2,159,000 10,000 3,603,000

926,150.00

(2,640,681.00) 2,082,121.00 15,554,470.00 8,591,014.50

(23,000.00) (686,912.00) (138,250.00) (15,997,787.00) 960,375.00 (498,650.00) 3,220.00

15,293,185.00 1,598,210.00 (131,726,856.00) (8,545,588.00) (4,393,850.00) 180,000.00 (1,444,450.00) 1,281,441.00 (829,314.00) (4,620.00)

2,268,080.00 3,485,439.00 (110,000.00) (17,000.00)

8,346,000 1,127,000 1,688,330,000 16,336,100 151,000 80,000 150,000 218,000 209,000 430,480 3,883,870 4,846,000 20,000 1,010,510 121,900 2,598,400 1,400 6,216,000 4,872,000 706,000 56,929,000 1,495,300 4,200 5,600,000 34,000 92,000 27,000 6,450,000 724,230 1,279,000 250,000 100,000 2,530,000 210,000 2,200 10,777,000 544,000 13,518,100 2,222,400 99,000 90,536,000 1,890,000 1,344,000 36,631,000 69,000 3,570,000 978,000 25,436,000 303,000 39,486,000 1,020,000 36,655,000 210,000 3,468,200 393,000 262,000 4,131,700 29,798,600 21,000 1,000,000 6,887,300

12,261,675.00 59,079,800.00 (18,915,498.00) (2,030.00) 373,700.00 22,500.00 15,890,044.00 (140,965,579.50) (19,610,170.00) 8,375,185.00 (50,843,945.00) (16,627,264.00) (5,244,040.00) 154,634.00

(1,607,950.00) 364,267,870.00 (2,283,640.00)

33,000.00

1,420.00 (50,598,275.00) (1,000,447.00) 126,000.00 60,010,880.00 121,040.00

507,600.00 942,950.00 (20,944,980.00) 1,170.00 13,590,000.00 (775,000.00) 17,999,964.00

384,000.00 13,126,954.00 14,842,180.00 88,560.00 (17,402,191.00)

1.75 32.00 1.29 0.620 9.20 13.72 0.1580 6.68 63.05 10.76 5.30 1129.00 8.58 70.00 0.400 9.00 2.46 0.026 0.78 0.0480 2.4500 8.57 2.48 2.75 13.90 5.00 3.10 9.55 84.00 14.28 2586.00 0.310 31.85 1.08 4.01 2.10 0.430 1.200 0.0058 4.52 17.40 24.95 0.275 19.00 19.00 0.98 1.14 16.48 0.53 0.950 1.000 0.0620 0.0610 16.24 5.30 0.5900 3.170 0.0180 0.0190 5.83 13.10 27.25 0.039 220.00 0.0180

(8.85) 0.95 (0.77) 0.00 (3.16) (1.72) 1.94 (5.92) 0.08 0.00 0.38 0.09 (0.23) 0.00 (1.23) 16.88 (5.02) 0.00 (3.70) 9.09 1.24 (0.81) 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.40) (0.96) 0.53 2.44 2.15 1.41 0.00 (1.85) 0.00 (33.17) 0.00 0.00 5.26 0.00 (2.80) 0.23 0.00 0.00 (8.65) (5.00) (2.00) 6.54 (1.90) 1.92 (1.04) (3.85) 0.00 (1.61) (1.93) (3.46) (3.28) (8.91) (5.26) 0.00 0.52 (1.36) 0.93 (2.50) 0.09 0.00

3,000 432,200 109,000 654,000 30,000 4,237,400 48,130,000 1,724,200 361,360 1,600 61,400 74,605 120,000 1,189,640 300,000 20,198,900 49,000 171,800,000 6,451,000 200,000 7,000 286,100 273,000 140,000 51,500 136,200 4,985,000 1,501,000 4,690 15,396,200 304,690 850,000 2,257,700 37,562,000 112,400 26,000 200,000 162,000 38,000,000 23,000 1,244,800 200 770,000 25,800 47,200 2,080,000 38,208,000 13,700 1,963,000 28,200,000 13,145,000 471,540,000 34,890,000 590,100 122,400 305,000 1,858,000 9,900,000 67,900,000 59,700 3,431,900 80,500 277,600,000 48,640 94,400,000 3,724,600 230 20 10,000 591,100 52,570 204,300 49,640 800 515,000

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2,007,960.00 4,990.00 (678,300.00) 147,000.00 8,243,140.00 29,150.00 441,340.00

3,324,026.00 130,000.00 (66,500.00)

1,053,504.00 8,095.00 300,000.00 (2,434,398.00) (70,666,585.00)

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that historically, yield and production grew by a meager 1.5 and 3.2 percent, respectively from 1994 to 2010, Briones said. The study showed the only way to achieve rice self-sufciency was to increase import barriers. The protectionist policy, however, would make rice in the local market substantially more expensive and endanger the countrys pursuit for food security, it added. It said a closer look at the underlying economic forces and economic behaviors of

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Rice target unrealisticPIDS


By Othel V. Campos

A STUDY commissioned by government think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies showed the Agriculture Departments target for rice self-sufciency by 2013 is not achievable.
PIDS senior research fellow Roehlano Briones said the rice self-sufciency target was unlikely to be achieved, whether in 2013 or even through the course of the decade to 2020. Briones said the governments Food Staples Sufciency Program were based on highly ambitious and unrealistic projections. The rice sufciency program assumes that palay (unmilled rice) yield would increase 3.8

percent annually to 4.53 metric tons per hectare in 2016 from 3.78 MT/hectare in 2011, while production would rise 6.3 percent annually to 22.7 million from 17 million MT in 2011 over the same period. The government aims to increase rice production to 20.04 million MT in 2013, a level deemed sufcient enough to feed the entire nation. Production is expected to hit 21 million MT by 2014 and 22 million MT by 2015. These growth projections are clearly unattainable considering

producers, consumers and markets showed increasing rice production alone would not eliminate importation. Briones said the goal of self-sufciency should not be equated to zero imports. He said the goal should be based on a broader set of criteria such as nutritional norms for rice consumption and rice affordability. He urged the government to rethink its policy on rice sufciency. The Food Staples Sufciency Program is one of the banner

programs of the Agriculture Department, which seeks to achieve zero importation starting 2013. The government increased its budget for agriculture to P55 billion in 2013, up signicantly from the 2010 budget of P33 billion, to fund various strategies such as improving irrigation, sustaining research and development for new crop varieties, promoting mechanized on-farm and postharvest strategies, and harnessing the potential of high-elevation and upland rice ecosystems.

CebuPac passengers up 12% in 9 months


By Lailany P. Gomez
BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacic said Wednesday passenger trafc in the rst nine months rose 12 percent to 9.8 million from a year ago. The Gokongwei-led airline attributed the passenger growth to the strengthening of its domestic route network out of Cebu and additional capacity to key international destinations. We were able to increase passengers from Cebu to Visayas by 47 percent, to Luzon by 42 percent, and to Mindanao by 30 percent. This best illustrates the Cebu Pacic effectwhenever we enter new markets or add capacity, we effectively stimulate travel and enable every Juan to y with our trademark low fares, said Cebu Pacic vice president for marketing and division Candice Iyog. She said growth was also recorded in CEBs international passengers to and from Malaysia, with 19 percent; Taiwan, 25 percent; mainland China, 29 percent; and Brunei, 24 percent. Cebu Pacic remains on track with hitting its 14 million passenger target for 2012. We launched 10 domestic routes in October, as well as the rst international ights out of Iloilo, CEBs Iloilo-Hong Kong and Iloilo-Singapore services, in November. We will also launch Cebu-Bangkok and Cebu-Kuala Lumpur services in December, Iyog said. CEB ew its 70 millionth passenger on Nov. 15. We look forward to expanding even further next year, especially when we announce our rst long-haul destination, Iyog said. Cebu Pacic operates 10 Airbus A319, 22 Airbus A320 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Its eet of 40 aircraft is one of the most modern aircraft eets in the world. Cebu Pacic said it would take 19 more Airbus A320 and 30 Airbus A321neo aircraft from 2012 to 2021. It expects to begin long-haul services in the third quarter of 2013, with the arrival of two Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

Blue Residences topped off. SM Development Corp. held topping-off ceremonies for its Blue Residences condominium project in Quezon City. A 40-story development, Blue Residences is situated on a 4,235-square meter property at the corner of Katipunan Avenue and Aurora Boulevard, near Ateneo de Manila University, the University of the Philippines, Miriam College and the P hilippine School of Business Administration. Blue Residences, offering 1,600 units, aims to meet the demand for high-quality housing in the area, including that from students of the nearby schools and universities. Construction began in October 2010 while the start of turnover to homebuyers is expected in the third quarter of 2014.

SunAsia Energy eyes four sites for solar power projects


By Alena Mae S. Flores
RENEWABLE energy developer SunAsia Energy Inc. said it will build solar power projects with a combined capacity of 20 to 22 megawatts in four off-grid areas in the country. SunAsia chairman Noel Carino told reporters the company aimed to build small-sized solar power projects ranging from 2.5 MW to 5 MW. Were targeting Palawan [Puerto Princesa and El Nido], Aklan, Mindoro, Carino said, adding that SunAsia would likely team up with state-owned National Power Corp. and electric cooperatives for the solar projects. He said SunAsia was prepared to invest P200 million to P400 million for a 30-percent equity in the project cost. It plans to borrow 70 percent of the cost. We have some [foreign] partners. Were still working on them, Carino said, adding a possible nancier was ExportImport Bank of the USA. He said the company expected its solar projects to be on stream starting next year because solar projects were easy to install. Solar is easy to install. Its more on the nancing requirements but the technology itself is easy to install, he said. SunAsia deploys solar starter kits for homes and designs and build grid-integrated commercialscale rooftop solutions for businesses. It also customizes large installation for grid-connected industrial rooftop and installs megawatt-size solar power plants in partnership with utility firms. SunAsia president Tetchie Capellan said the company wanted to concentrate on off-grid areas. Our vision is to help the off-grid. Everybody wants to concentrate on the on-grid. We want to help, Capellan said.

Clark green city to boost investments


By Julito G. Rada
BASES Conversion and Development Authority president Arnel Paciano Casanova said Wednesday the Clark Green City project will boost economic growth in Central Luzon. Casanova said the project, spanning an area 100 times that of Bonifacio Global City and half the size of the entire Metro Manila, would drive all the economic activities and investments in the area. He said with Clark as a special economic zone, foreigners could lease the land in Clark Green City for 50 years under the Foreign Investors Lease Act. Casanova stressed the importance of building the Clark Green City as one of the focal points of this years international convention on free ports and special economic zones in London next month. Casanova was invited to speak on the Clark project, which is currently masterplanned for implementation next year. I welcome this opportunity to showcase to the global investment community the new exciting developments taking place in the country and for these investors to consider the Philippines as their next major investment haven, Casanova said. He said the President Benigno Aquino had paved the way for the countrys sound economic fundamentals and for foreign investors to take a keen interest in the country. Casanova accepted the invitation by 2012 World Free Zone Convention chairman Graham Mather to be among the speakers of the convention dubbed Free and Special Economic Zones: Delivering Economic Growth and Societal Advance. The event will have special emphasis on public-private partnership and investment in infrastructure. The Clark Green City has an estimated implementation cost of $5 billion over a 20-year period. The entire 36,000-hectare area is now being masterplanned.

GMA-7 spending P100m for high-tech equipment


GMA Network Inc. is spending P100 million to buy new digital equipment amid the fastchanging media landscape, its chairman said Wednesday. We are setting aside more than P100 million. We need more equipment for more comprehensive coverage. Its not just only for covering the election. We can use that after the election, GMA Network chairman Felipe Gozon said. GMA Network hosted Wednesday a digital trade launch at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City. We recognize that transmedia is key in todays media industry. The focus has shifted from simply attracting more viewers to actually engaging them to play a more active role in many aspects of programming, Gozon said. Hence, as we continue to strive in keeping our status of being the countrys nationwide ratings leader and the preferred network of our valued partners in the trade, we are also faced with the challenge of becoming more relevant in todays fastchanging media landscape, he added. Several interactive booths were put up during the event to showcase GMAs offerings for the rst quarter of 2013 including its coverage of the national elections. Digital technology has changed the way viewers consume media, GMA chief finance officer Lizelle Maralag said.

Real estate award. Century Properties Group founder and chairman Jose Antonio (left) was proclaimed the 2012 Real Estate Personality of the Year by Jules Kay, managing editor of Ensign Media and presenter of the prestigious Southeast Asia Property Awards, at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore on Nov. 21. Antonio is the second recipient of the award after Ho Kwon Ping, executive chairman of the Banyan Tree Holdings who won it in 2011. The Century Properties founder also received the awards for Trump Tower at Century City as the best residential development in the Philippines and Century Properties Group as the best developer in the country.

This 2013 we are all about charting new grounds as we introduce new and innovative ways to deliver the desired results of our advertisers from the digital to classical media platforms, she added. GMA introduced mobile applications that allow users to scan actual items, images or codes to gain access to a variety of content from its TV shows. These applications also serve as venues for advertisers to have their own promotional activities. GMA Network said despite the changes in the way viewers behave, content will always be the primary driver when it comes to viewership. Keeping this in mind, GMA Network will continue to provide quality programs that will cater to the changing needs and preferences of viewers, Gozon said. Lailany P. Gomez

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Egypt faces mass protests anew


The massive, ag-waving throng protesting Morsis assertion of near-absolute powers rivaled some of the largest crowds that helped drive Mubarak from ofce last year.

CAIROThe same chants used against Hosni Mubarak were turned against his successor Tuesday as more than 200,000 people packed Egypts Tahrir Square in the biggest challenge yet to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

The people want to bring down the regime! and erhal, erhal Arabic for leave, leaverang out across the plaza, this time directed at Egypts rst freely elected president.

The protests were sparked by edicts Morsi issued last week that effectively neutralize the judiciary, the last branch of government he does not control. But they turned into a broader outpouring of anger against Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, which opponents say have used election victories to monopolize power, squeeze out rivals and dictate a new, Islamist constitution, while doing little to solve Egypts mounting economic and security woes. Clashes broke out in several

cities, with Morsis opponents attacking Brotherhood ofces, setting re to at least one. Protesters and Brotherhood members pelted each other with stones and rebombs in the Nile Delta city of Mahalla el-Kobra, leaving at least 100 people injured. Power has exposed the Brotherhood. We discovered their true face, said Laila Salah, a housewife at the Tahrir protest who said she voted for Morsi in last summers presidential election. After Mubarak, she said,

Egyptians would no longer accept being ruled by an autocrat. Its like a wife whose husband was beating her and then she divorces him and becomes free, she said. If she remarries shell never accept another day of abuse. Gehad el-Haddad, a senior adviser to the Brotherhood and its political party, said Morsi would not back down on his edicts. We are not rescinding the declaration, he told The Associated Press. That sets the stage for a drawn-

out battle that could throw the nation into greater turmoil. Protest organizers have called for another mass rally Friday. If the Brotherhood responds with demonstrations of its own, as some of its leaders have hinted, it would raise the prospect of greater violence after a series of clashes between the two camps in recent days. A tweet by the Brotherhood warned that if the opposition was able to bring out 200,000 to 300,000, they should brace for millions in support of Morsi. AP

Kabul bank fails

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KABULHundreds of millions of dollars from Kabul Bank were spirited out of Afghanistansome smuggled in airline food traysto bank accounts in more than two dozen countries, according to an independent review released on Wednesday about massive fraud that led to the collapse of the nations largest nancial institution. The report, which was nanced by international donors, offers new details about how the men at Kabul Bank and their friends and relatives got rich off $861 million in fraudulent loans in what the International Monetary Fund has called a Ponzi scheme that used customer deposits and operated under nascent banking oversight in the wartorn country. The report describes Kabul Bank as a sophisticated operation with one set of books for the eyes of regulators and another in the back room that logged how those running the bank and others were fattening their wallets. Loans were made, but rarely repaid. Borrowers took out loans to pay back loans. Company documents and nancial statements were fabricated. The banks credit department used more than 100 corporate stamps for fake companies to make documents look authentic. The bank operated some of its more than 100 branches without a permit from the government. AP

Graph shows Iran working on bomb


VIENNAIranian scientists have run computer simulations for a nuclear weapon that would produce more than triple the explosive force of the World War II bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, according to a diagram obtained by The Associated Press. The diagram was leaked by ofcials from a country critical of Irans atomic program to bolster their arguments that Irans nuclear program must be halted before it produces a weapon. The ofcials provided the diagram only on condition that they and their country not be named. The International Atomic Energy Agencythe Viennabased UN nuclear watchdog reported last year that it had obtained diagrams indicating that Iran was calculating the nuclear explosive yield of potential weapons. A senior diplomat who is considered neutral on the issue conrmed that the graph obtained by the AP was indeed one of those cited by the IAEA in that report. He spoke only on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue. The IAEA report mentioning the diagrams last year did not give details of what they showed. But the diagram seen by the AP shows a bell curve with variables of time in micro-seconds, and power and energy both in kilotonsthe traditional measurement of the energy output, and hence the destructive power of nuclear weapons. The curve peaks at just above 50 kilotons at around 2 microseconds, reecting the full force of the weapon being modeled. AP
Plaintiff Colleen Farrell, a US Marine Corps rst lieutenant, speaks during a media conference on Nov. 27 in San Francisco. Several active women military personnel have led a federal lawsuit to demand combat action, requesting all branches of the military to remove the so-called combat exclusionary rule that bars women from ghting on the front lines. This suit, to be led by the American Civil Liberties Union, is believed to be the rst involving active duty military personnel. AP

Egyptian protesters carry large national ags in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt on Nov. 27. Thousands ocked to Cairos central Tahrir Square for a protest against Egypts president in a signicant test of whether the opposition can rally the street behind it in a confrontation aimed at forcing the Islamist leader to rescind decrees that granted him near absolute powers. AP

Female soldiers sue to fight in battle


SAN FRANCISCOFour female service members led a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Pentagons ban on women serving in combat, hoping the move will add pressure to drop the policy just as ofcials are gauging the effect that lifting the prohibition will have on morale. The lawsuit, led in federal court in San Francisco, is the second one this year over the 1994 rule that bars women from being assigned to ground combat units, which are smaller and considered more dangerous since they are often in battle for longer periods. The legal effort comes less than a year after the ban on gays serving openly was lifted and as ofcials are surveying Marines about whether women would be a distraction in ground combat units. Im trying to get rid of the ban with a sharp poke, said US Army Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hunt who was among the plaintiffs in the latest lawsuit and was injured in 2007 when her Humvee ran over an improvised explosive device in Iraq. Hunt and the other three women said the policy unfairly blocks them from promotions and other advancements open to men in combat. Three of the women are in the reserves. A fourth, Marine Corps Lt. Colleen Farrell, leaves active duty this week. Women comprise 14 percent of the 1.4 million active military personnel. The lawsuit alleges that women are barred from 238,000 positions across the Armed Forces. At a Washington D.C. news conference, Pentagon press secretary George Little said the Defense Department was making strides in allowing more women into combat. He said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has opened about 14,500 combat positions to women. And he has directed the services to explore the possibility of opening additional roles for women in the military, Little said. His record is very strong on this issue. American Civil Liberties Union Ariela Migdal, who represents the four women, said Panettas actions werent enough. She called for an end to the combat ban. These tweaks and minor changes on the margins do a disservice to all the women who serve, she said. AP

Strike hits Singapore


SINGAPORESingapore responded to its rst strike in nearly three decades with riot police and strident ofcial criticism of the disgruntled Chinese immigrant workers, highlighting strains from an inux of foreign labor. Many of the 171 striking bus drivers had returned to work Wednesday after a government minister warned them they had crossed the line and riot police were stationed near their dormitory. They went on strike Monday in protest at being paid nearly a quarter less than Malaysian bus drivers who work for the same Singapore transport company. An inux of foreign workers has strained public services and sparked a backlash, particularly among lowincome Singaporeans, by keeping wages down. Growing numbers of expatriate professionals working for global companies in the city have pushed up housing and other costs. AP

France to vote for recognizing Palestinian state at UN meet


PARISFrance announced Tuesday that it plans to vote in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state at the UN General Assembly this week. With the announcement, France becomes the rst major European country to come out in favor, dealing a setback to Israel. The timing of the announcement appears aimed at swaying other European nations. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told parliament that France has long supported Palestinian ambitions for statehood and will respond Yes when the issue comes up for a vote out of a concern for coherency. The Palestinians say the assembly is likely to vote Thursday on a resolution raising their status at the UN from an observer to a nonmember observer state, a move they believe is an important step toward a two-state solution with Israel. A Palestinian state would still not be a full General Assembly member, however. Unlike the Security Council, there are no vetoes in the General Assembly and the resolution is virtually certain of approval. But such a vote by Francea permanent council membercould weigh on decisions in other European capitals. Europe is divided over the issue. Switzerland will likely vote yes and Germany is expected to vote no. Britains position remains unclear. Palestinians say they are doing this out of frustration over the four-year deadlock in peace efforts. They believe an endorsement of their state will bolster their negotiating position. Israel strongly opposes the bid, accusing the Palestinians of trying to bypass negotiations. The resolution would endorse a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, the territories captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war. Israel opposes a pullback to the 1967 lines. In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Frances decision wouldnt change the US assessment of the Palestinian action as a mistake. With regard to France and any other countries, we obviously disagree with our oldest ally on this issue, she told reporters. They know that we disagree with them. But its their sovereign decision. As French lawmakers applauded Tuesdaymany of them members or allies of the Socialist-led governmentFabius cautioned against raising Palestinian hopes too high. AP

Dubai resumes massive projects


DUBAIDubai is suddenly rediscovering its old habits. That means relentless hype and construction plans loaded with superlatives. Case in point: A proposed Taj Mahal replica four times bigger than the original. Leaders, too, are back swaggering with a mojo that seems aimed to wipe away memories of the citys humbling scal collapse just three years ago. We do not anticipate the future, said Dubais ruler Sheik Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum in announcing plans Sunday for a new desertopolis that will bear his name. We build it. It all rings very familiar. The same type of super-charged ambition reshaped Dubai beginning in the 1990s and left an impressive legacy including the worlds tallest skyscraper, a villa-studded island shaped like a palm, malls packed with top retailers and tourist and business networks that are the envy of the Middle East. AP

Burnt factory made Disney, Sears clothes


DHAKAOrder books and clothing found at a Bangladeshi factory where a re killed 112 people show that it was making clothing for Disney Pixar, Wal-Mart, Sears and other Western brands. The Associated Press discovered clothing and records connected to the retailers Wednesday while police announced the arrests of three factory ofcials who are suspected of locking in workers who were killed in Saturdays re. Piles of childrens shorts from Wal-Marts Faded Glory brand were found among the charred equipment at the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory. Blue and off-white shorts from rap star Sean Combs ENYCE label were piled on the oor and stacked in cartons. Entries in account books in the abandoned factory showed it took orders in recent months to produce clothes for Disney and Sears, despite the factorys spotty safety record. Wal-Mart says the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory was making clothes for it without its knowledge. Wal-Mart had received an audit deeming the factory high risk last year. AP CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK

Gang likely used beauty queen as shield


CULIACAN, MexicoA Mexican beauty queen killed over the weekend in a shootout between suspected drug trafckers and soldiers likely was being used as a human shield, a federal ofcial said Tuesday. Maria Susana Flores Gamez, crowned 2012 Woman of Sinaloa in February, came out of the car rst with a gun in her hands during the confrontation, with the other gunmen hiding behind her, according to the ofcial from the attorney generals ofce. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation. The ofcial said he read the military report of Saturdays shootout in Flores Gamezs hometown of Guamuchil in western Sinaloa state, home to Mexicos most powerful cartel of the same name. The attorney generals investigators are still trying to determine if the 20year-old red the gun she was holding. The report said she went down in a hail of gunre. She was found dead near an assault rie along with two others. They used the woman as a human shield, the ofcial said. The slender, 5-foot-7-inch brunette had competed with seven other contestants for the more prestigious state beauty contest, Miss Sinaloa, but didnt win. Miss Sinaloa state winners compete for the Miss Mexico title, whose holder represents the country in the international Miss Universe pageant. Mexicos Ximena Navarrete was crowned Miss Universe in 2010. Local media outlets continue to misidentify Flores Gamez on Tuesday as Miss Sinaloa. The organizers of the Miss Sinaloa pageant issued a statement on the pageants Facebook page, seeking to make clear Flores Gamez was not their queen. AP

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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2012 Gianna Maniego, Editor Dinna Chan Vasquez, Assistant Editor

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Inc. executive vice president Anton Huang, TWG Tea president Taha Bouqdib, TWG Tea director for business development and communications Maranda Barnes, and TWG Tea managing director Rith Aum-Stievenard, with guests-of-honor Kit Zobel and Soa Zobel-Elizalde. Brightly coloured, whimsical packaged teas are aplenty, such as the Haute Couture Tea collection which features unique tea blends handcrafted by TWG Tea innovators according to the avours of the season and packaged in designer hues that reect the latest catwalk trends. Collection includes signature 1837 Black Tea and world favourite Silver Moon Tea, a blend of green teas accented with a grand berry and vanilla bouquet. Elegant tea tins, a myriad of handblown glass, porcelain, stoneware and cast iron teapots, ne bone china teacups, saucers, creamers and sugar bowls, as well as tea lters and tea scoops of all varieties can be found in the TWG Tea accessory collection. The TWG Tea Design Teapots represents the convenience of modern functional features and the pleasure of serving tea in the classic beauty of an exclusive TWG Tea design. A high quality polished stainless steel warmer with an inner felt lining envelops the porcelain teapot and keep the tea warm for an hour. All the porcelain teapots come with an especially designed removable lter which allows the leaves to unfurl and to develop their fragrance during the infusion. This teapot is perfectly suitable for all tea varieties and ensures that each cup of tea is perfect. Combining tea expertise with jolly wishes and the bright colours of the holiday season, tea lovers are sure to nd the perfect Christmas gift at TWG Tea. Flooded with the warmth and glimmering lights of the re place, Noel! Noel! Teas merry shades and golden caviar tin will surely inspire sparkling celebrations. This black tea blend with a scattering of Yin Zhen white tea glows with fragrant spices and tones of clementine and rich Tahitian vanilla. The perfect gift to introduce your loved ones to the world of tea, the Noel! Noel! Tea Set is composed of a tin of Noel! Noel! Tea, a Design Teapot, conceived to keep tea warm for a whole hour, a silver tea scoop and 100% cotton tea lters enclosed in an elegant box and sleeve. This magnicent Noel! Noel! Tea Set reunites all the essentials for a perfect cup of tea. For privileged connoisseurs, White Christmas Tea is a Yin Zhen white tea melded with an exquisite blend of fruits and spices, creating an enchanting mix

Present during the opening are (from the left) TWG Tea director of Business Development & Communications Maranda Barnes, Soa Zobel-Elizalde, TWG Tea managing director Rith Aum-Stievenard, Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco Sr., Kit Zobel, TWG Tea president Taha Bouqdib, and Stores Specialists Inc. EVP Anton Huang

THE Philippines is not a tea-drinking nation as most Filipinos prefer to get their caffeine x from coffee. But recent developments, such as the proliferation of milk tea or bubble tea places all over Metro Manila and hotels offering high tea, are changing the scenario.
TWG Tea, which boasts of the largest collection of tea in the world (over 800 kinds), recently opened the TWG Tea Salon & Boutique at the ground oor of Greenbelt 5. The Singapore-based brand, which is considered the worlds nest, was brought to the country by Specialtea Blends, Inc., a subsidiary of the Rustan Group of Companies. Everything about the tea salon screams posh, from the bone china tea cups to the colored tins holding the over 400 kinds of tea carried by TWG (which stands for The Wellness Group). The signature rattan-backed black velvet chairs and crisp white table linens recall Singapores early days as a trading port. The elegant 128 sqm salon and boutique invites one to step into a world of grandeur with hand crafted glass walls, bronze ttings, Italian marble oors, crystal lamps and antique mirrors. The TWG Tea Boutiques most impressive feature is the TWG Tea wall and rows of signature yellow artisan tea tins lled with more than 450 of the most celebrated ne harvest teas and exclusive tea blends in the world. Available in the Philippines are some of TWGs most famous teas. These include Silver Moon, green tea blend, strongly reminiscent of red woodland berries and grand vanilla bouquet; and Bain de Rose Tea, an exclusive blend of rst ush Deejarling. TWG also features a savory menu, all carefully developed and infused with select TWG Teas, such as Foie Gras Terrine accompanied by toasted brioche and Sakura! Sakura! Tea jelly and Summer Quiche served with mixed greens tossed in 1837 Green Tea infused vinaigrette. Desserts are meticulously handcrafted daily and include specialty items such as TWG Teas signature tea-infused macarons and tea pastries served with TWG Tea jelly and whipped cream. Tea ice creams and sorbets such as Napoleon Tea ice cream and Silver Moon Tea sorbet, showcase TWG Tea blends in a delicious and novel manner. To ofcially open the doors of TWG Teas rst salon and boutique in the country, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was led by chairman emeritus of Rustan Group of Companies Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco Sr., Specialtea Blends

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of avours. Embracing this seasons tea trends, which focus on white and red teas, the Winterland Tea Set reunites the White Christmas Tea and Red Christmas Tea into a magical pair of 50 gram tins encased in a TWG Tea gift box and sleeve. As night falls on the hours leading up to the New Years countdown, TWG Tea has conjured up Midnight Hour Haute Couture Tea, a magical infusion of decaffeinated black tea encircled by a constellation of fragrant tropical fruits that will unfurl in a display of reworks on the palate, igniting passion and anticipation as the clock chimes midnight. TWG Tea is delighted to offer gifts of every shape and size this season: Noel! Noel! Tea contains 100g of loose tea priced at Php1595; the Silver Noel! Noel! Tea Set (with a stainless steel Design Teapot) is priced at Php9195, whereas the Gold Noel! Noel! Tea Set (with a gold Design Teapot) is retailing at Php20395. The White Christmas Tea in a 100g Haute Couture tin is priced at Php2995, and the Winterland Tea Set is priced at Php3395. Midnight Hour Haute Couture Tea contains 100g of loose tea priced at Php2595; all items are available in TWG Tea Salon & Boutique Manila. (Level 1, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Centre, Makati City)

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Christmas dinner with a twist
GIVE your Christmas dinner parties a Spanish-Filipino touch with dishes that exude exquisite avor and delight. Casa Roces, a heritage restaurant cum art gallery in the heart of Manila, is offering diners the option to bring home some of the establishments highlights with El Bulto de la Casa, a special To Go or for Pick Up restaurant feature. Ideal for small family gatherings or even intimate parties, these dishes can be prepared for you within two days notice. Some of the El Bulto de la Casa favorites include Pata Fabada Asturiana (P1,250, good for six persons) and Chicken Gallantina (P1,450, good for 10-15 persons). Bring a touch of Pinoy in your Christmas parties with Rellenong Bangus or satisfy your carnivorous craving with Morcon Estofado. Or if you want pasta with a healthy twist during these holidays, try the Casa Roces Vegetable Lasagne or indulge your guests with savory Paella Valenciana. To top it all off give your celebrations a festive pice de rsistance with Pork Belly Lechon or Roasted Leg of Lamb with Glazed Camote which are good for 15 and 30 persons, respectively.

A party like no other


LOOKING for a venue for your events and parties this holiday season that will answer all your requirements? Cowboy Grill promises to do justice to all your needs. This Pinoy restobars four branches each has a huge stage for live bands with all their musical instruments, a spacious dance oor for all those free-owing body languages, has sense surround sound system and lighting effects for that unique multisensory party experience, ample parking slots, and a large kitchen with an army of beautiful attendants to serve a crowd of celebrating customers with the best food and drinks in town. Cowboy Grill operations manager Solomon Caasi Jr., adds that at least three different bands across all branches that play nightly starting at 6:30 p.m., churning out a wide range of popular hits and dance music from the 60s to the present. The restobar is as also noted for its dishes that draw people of various generations, nationalities and creed, inspiring it to engage also in catering services which you can customize according to your need and preference. All-time favorites include their Original Sisig, Porterhouse and Tenderloin Steaks, Cowboy Pizzas and signature cocktails.

New Japanese restaurant opens in Greenhills


JAPANESE food lovers are in for a treat with the opening of Wafu Japanese Restaurant in Greenhills, San Juan. Its menu of innovative Japanese dishes is unique and will impress even the most discriminating food critique and diners alike. In Japan, Western dishes cooked wafu-style would mean that these are prepared to suit Japanese tastes. Wafu, a term used to refer to food cooked in Japanese style. Owner Bryan Tiu says Wafu offers only the freshest sushi, sashimi, as well as a variety of traditional and reinvented Japanese dishes, that diners have come to expect from exclusive dining establishments. According to Tiu, the menu is a mix of traditional and modern Japanese dishes that he have picked up from his experience working abroad. Apart from the standard menu, Wafu offers a variety of teishoku or executive lunch sets. There are also vegetarian options for those with special dietary requirements or who are watching their diets. Wafu also boasts of a wide selection of Sake you can pair with your meal selection.

STREET PAINTING GOES 3D


Avida Land invites students and professional artists to turn the streets into a 3D painting masterpiece.

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Fill in your childs nutritional gap with a glass of nutrientenriched milk supplement.

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When kids dont eat right


EVERY parent tries her best to safeguard her childs nutrition by choosing and regulating the types of food that her child eats. This is her way of making sure that her child gets all the important nutrients needed for his proper growth and development. However, when the child starts going to school, she may not be there anymore to monitor his food intake. Since a big chunk of their childs time is spent in school, parents may feel helpless when it comes to the types of food that their children eat outside the home. Kids become exposed to a variety of unhealthy foods that are either sold within or outside school grounds, or brought in by their classmates. These may be high in saturated fats, sugars, or salt, and low in essential vitamins and minerals important for his growing years. Dr. Luz Corpuz, pediatrician at the Childrens Medical Center of the Philippines and Lungsod ng Kabataan, afrmed the importance of proper nutrition in school. The academic performance of school children will suffer if they do not get proper nourishment. For one, deciency in micronutrients can make a child feel hungry often. This inhibits their capacity to concentrate. Another problem is they get sickly, which will cause them to be absent from school frequently. Corpuz further explained that children who get proper daily nutrition not only get to attend classes regularly, but also learn more and become more productive growing up. Without proper food, children with incomplete nutrition or unhealthy eating habits are likely to suffer deciencies in specic at-risk nutrients. Given that parents cannot control what their children eat outside the home, health experts advise them to provide healthy supplementary food as much as they can. Encourage your school children to drink milk everyday to complement the nutritious food you serve at home, and help sustain their nutritional needs, says Corpuz. To help parents supplement the inadequate nutrients in their childs unhealthy diet, Wyeth offers Aqiva. Aqiva is a nutrientenriched milk supplement designed to help ll the nutritional gaps of children 4 years and older. It is formulated with Adequate, Quality and Important (A.Q.I.) nutrients that help ensure balanced nutrition. Aqiva contains more than 40 ingredients including 25 essential nutrients, to help supplement a growing childs nutrition while parents teach him healthy eating habits.

PRINCETON Universitys Christy Wampole, writing for the New York Times, declared that irony is the ethos of our age. To prove this point, she provided a long list of ironic lifestyles, inclinations and attitudes starting with the hipster model. She explained her choice of dissecting and nitpicking the hipster persona by conceding that hipsters provoke me, I realized, because they are, despite the distance from which I observe them, an amplied version of me.
Unintentionallyor perhaps, intentionally and some might say that would be ironicher widely read opinion piece, entitled How to Live Without Irony, sparked little debates across social media. One opponent is the Atlantics Jonathan D. Fitzgerald, who argues that its sincerity, not irony, in his article, aptly called Sincerity, Not Irony, is Our Ages Ethos. He stressed that you cant determine the ethos of an entire age by looking at sub-sub-subsub-culture. He, then, cited the successes of Judd Apatow, ultra-sincere indie artists and Modern Family as examples of the rise of New Sincerity. Those hipsters, he wrote, with their funny facial hair and too-tight T-shirts, will grow out of the hipster phase and realize that their stable upbringing, college education, and life-long consumption of popular culture informed by the New Sincerity has made them well-adjusted and productive members of society. Hipster or otherwise, this debate only proves that irony AND sincerity are both ethos of our age. We ght for transparency in government but we stay behind the computer monitor in doing so. We watch sincere ctional depictions of reality on TV but

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the celebrity twins who popularized the bohemianbourgeois look

we also watch reality shows without an ounce of sincerity in them. We talk about a lot of meaningful things, including topics that were once taboo, but our speech is full of innuendo, sarcasm, jokes and pop culture references. We aim to show individuality and personal style through the clothes we wear, but we follow trends to look a certain way and stay away from garments and accessories

to avoid appearing like were trying too hard. Then, theres Lady Gaga, urging us all to be ourselves just as we are while she has ber optic hair extensions with lights. The reality is, our intentions are sincere, but our actions are denitely ironic. Read Wampoles article on opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com while Fitzgeralds can be found on www.theatlantic. com/entertainment.

Cultivating passion, health and life


HEALTH advocacy is one of the thrusts of the PascualLab SEED Initiative, the companys Corporate Social Responsibility program. SEED is short for Sowing to Empower, Educate, and Develop and the project is aligned with PascualLabs belief that health is instrumental towards improving ones quality of life. But beyond the companys support for better health within its chosen community of Habitat for Humanity homepartners in Karisma Ville, Malabon, PascualLab also tries to support the personal endeavors of selected individuals. One such beneciary is Nanay Luz Loro, president of the Karisma Ville Homeowners Association, who also runs a small catering business in the area. As leader in her community, she is very grateful for the assistance provided by PascualLab through its Health for Humanity project. Nanay Luz, who is looked upon by members of her community as a second mother, made an impression with PascualLabs volunteers by epitomizing one of the many values that the company espouses - malasakit. During times of calamity, she teaches her community to be thoughtful of others, even redirecting donations for their community towards others in dire need. Her officers embody the true meaning of public servants, prioritizing members during outreach activities such as medical missions and putting themselves last on the recipients list, if at all. She often uses her own resources to provide for the communitys needs. In supporting Nanay Luzs livelihood, PascualLab allows Nanay Luz to be able to give more to her community. This year, PascualLab has thus far organized two medical missions for the Habitat home partners in the Karisma Ville community, providing free medical check-ups, health monitoring, as well as free vitamins and medicines to over 500 individuals. Under SEED, Health for Humanity has blossomed into a more sustainable and measurable undertaking. PascualLab may have just recently planted its SEED of health advocacy, and, while the SEED may still be small, there is no doubt that its effect on the community has already begun to grow. For more information on PascualLab or the PascualLab SEED Initiative, please contact Ms. Kristine Gonzalez at 0917-7271243 or krgonzalez@pascuallab.com.

Calling all aspiring chefs


ARE you an aspiring chef or a culinary buff who can concoct delicious desserts or entres? Bring out the ingredients that will add avor and nutritious wallop to your culinary masterpiece. Healthy Options Healthy Chef Recipe Contest, which is ongoing until December 31, 2012, encourages all aspirants to send in original recipes using Bobs Red Mill product line. Up for grabs for the winners is a shopping spree at Healthy Options, the Philippines leading all-natural products store. A contest participant may send in entries that include a valid contest code that the Healthy Options store cashier will give for every purchase of a Bobs Red Mill item; recipe name and category; cooking procedure; ingredients that include at least two Bobs Red Mill items; photo of prepared dish together with Bobs Red Mill ingredients used; and mobile number. Recipes may be emailed to marketing@healthyoptions. com.ph with the subject, Healthy Chef Recipe Contest. A participant will receive an exclusive Healthy Options and Bobs Red Mill apron. A total of 15 recipes consisting of ve from each category will be chosen based on: 35 percent originality, 35 percent food styling, and 30 percent taste. The grand prize winner will receive P25,000 worth of shopping spree at Healthy Options, plus a recipe cover feature on the next issue of the Healthy Options News Digest. The four runner-ups will each receive P10,000 worth of shopping spree at Healthy Options.

Powering up grade schoolers


YOUR grade schooler deals with a lot of physical and mental exercises that squeeze the energy out of their little bodies. They need the right nutrition to help them keep up with the challenges of school work and physical activities. To address your child's bigger needs during this critical time of physical and mental development, Wyeth, the leading nutritional company in the Philippines, introduced Bonakid Choco Boost --- a delicious chocolate milk drink specially formulated to help support the nutritional needs of children seven years old and above. Bonakid Choco Boost provides children with nutrients for optimal growth and development to power up their daily activities into everyday adventures. It has Calcium for proper bone development, Vitamin A to supplement their vision, growth and immunity, Iron to support brain development and Zinc to help support their immune system.
Volunteers from the PascualLab Manufacturing Plant ready themselves to dispense medicine to Health4Humanity beneciaries.

Avida Land launches Christmas 3D Street Painting Competition


STUDENTS and professional artists are invited to participate in the 2nd Avida 3D Street Painting Contest to be held at the site of Avida Towers Centera (Reliance Street corner Mayower Street) in Mandaluyong City. At stake are cash prizes and trophies for the winners of the Christmas-themed competitions titled, Pasko Natin: Ang Diwa Ng Pasko Sa Pilipinas. Prizes are as follows: Champion Glass trophy and P75,000; 2nd Place Glass trophy and P50,000; 3rd Place Glass trophy and P30,000; Facebook Most Liked (special prize) Glass trophy and P20,000. Filipinos have perhaps the happiest as well as the longest Christmas celebration in the world. If you go to other countries, no other place makes Christmas feel so festive and special. Christmas is a time for homecoming, hope, peace, and unity throughout the country. Thats the kind of spirit that we wish to capture and render in magnicent and inspiring 3D street paintings, said Tess Tatco, Avida marketing head. Tatco pointed out that the rst 3D painting contest held by Avida one year ago, also in the same venue, was so successful that the company is more than happy to organize a second one. This is Avidas way of supporting Filipino artists and Filipino culture, she added. Filipino artists, professionals or students, ages 18 to 35 years old, are eligible to join the competition. They must form teams of four to seven members. Each team is allowed one entry. Participants are required to rst submit a soft copy of their design proposal to Insight Publicity, Corp., Avida Land Corp.s PR agency. The measurement of the proposed design must t the allotted space for them on the street. All designs must conform to the contest theme, Pasko Natin: Ang Diwa Ng Pasko Sa Pilipinas. Design proposals must be sent to Insight Publicity to chriscahilig@gmail.com in JPEG format only. Submitted design proposals will be screened by a panel of judges designated by Avida. Designs chosen in the short-list will be the ones considered as ofcial nalists, and the teams in the short-list will be the ones to render the design as a 3D painting on the contest date. Designs must be submitted by December 4, 2012. Finalists will be announced on December 5. The contest properthe actual 3D painting activitybegins on December 6 and ends on December 8, 2012. The 3D paintings must all be completed within this period. Winners will be announced on December 8. Artworks in the nalists roster will also be posted on Facebook and the one with the most number of Likes wins a special prize. For more detailed information on the contest rules, requirements, and mechanics, visit Avida Lands Facebook page www.facebook.com/AvidaLandCorp or call 687-2692. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK

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Smart devices, social media drive techie lifestyle
NEW analytics solutions, multichannel metrics,
and better collaboration tools will be crucial in 2013, as enterprises feel the pressure to understand and pre-empt the needs from the always-connected users, according to analyst rm Ovum.
lifecycle. Many enterprises will have a mixture of cloud- and premise-based customer service solutions, although, for most companies, core automated call distribution (ACD) functionality is likely to remain on-premise for the foreseeable future because of existing investments and mentality. Enterprises need to support todays customers by providing timely and accurate responses via mobile, web, and voice channels. In order to succeed, they must address customer needs at every stage of the customer lifecycle, and support and integrate data internally, said Aphrodite Brinsmead, senior analyst at Ovum. It makes sense for enterprises to create collaborative customer experience teams in order to align technology and data strategies across product, IT, marketing, and customer support, Brinsmead said. Mobile warriors everywhere. A smartphone enthusiast in Singapore sizes up the new HTC Windows 8 smartphone Newsbytes.ph feature-packed with bells and whistles for an always-connected lifestyle. Marlon Magtira Vendors will need to step up and add these capabilities fast, or else risk losing business, it warned. According to Ovums report, social media response teams will move into the contact center, driving the need for better social media management tools, and the global analyst rm forecasts high growth (21 percent CAGR) for social media monitoring within the customer service function in the next ve years. Mobile self-service will become more intelligent, customers will have the ability to request a callback from within a mobile application, and it will become easier to transfer a query from a self-service application to voice, chat, or email. Traditionally siloed applications such as performance management, business intelligence, and customer feedback will be merged into voice-of-thecustomer (VOC) analytics suites that help enterprises view and compare data across different stages of the customer

Building future-proof data centers


FRENCH company Schneider Electric recently launched new solutions designed to build furute-proof data canters in the Philippines. In todays energy landscape, there is increasing pressure for data center managers to design and deploy solutions that keep utility bills low while meeting availability, density, and scalability targets in the shortest possible time. Data centers need an integrated management system to ensure availability and efciency while tracking and reporting key performance metrics. According to the 2013 Trends to Watch: Data Center Technology report released by Ovum, the data center market will see faster growth in 2013 as the trends point to cost-savings and more efcient internal IT delivery methods such as virtualization. Similarly, the need for efcient DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) solutions will increase next year as data center managers become more driven to reduce costs and improve sustainability. To offset these challenges, Schneider Electric (SE), the global specialist in energy management, launched StruxureWare. It is the most comprehensive DCIM solution in the market today, the only software that integrates into one network the various components of an enterprise including intelligent monitoring, control, security cameras, power, lighting, electrical distribution, re safety, and HVAC across most industries, said Philippe Reveilhac, Schneider Electric Philippines country president. StruxureWare for Data Centers is a unique suite of applications the gives customers visibility into the energy and other resource use of their data centers to help them realize signicant savings on capital and operation expenses, Reveilhac said. StruxureWare dramatically simplies the process of managing data centers for high availability and efciency by delivering the right information to the right users in real time. Data center managers can do full optimization from the server, rack, and row, up to the room levels enabling them to achieve the highest efciency for their enterprise. Schneider Electric provides these technologies which enable companies to adapt to future needs and to increase operational performance and energy efciency in the process. By avoiding unnecessary energy consumption and CO2 emissions, companies adhere to environmental policies and regulations which is expected to be an important factor in data center management in the coming decades. Schneider Electric has a clear view of the future energy and environmental challenges and we are uniquely positioned to help data center managers prepare for these challenges. With our StruxureWare solution, we are leading companies into an era in which they can do much more while consuming much less, Reveilhac said.

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UN nuclear agency reports being hacked
VIENNAThe International Atomic Energy Agency acknowledged Tuesday that one of its servers had been hacked after a previously unknown group critical of Israels undeclared nuclear weapons program posted contact details for more than 100 experts working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog. A group called Parastoo Farsi for the swallow bird and a common Iranian girls name claimed responsibility for posting the names on its website two days ago. Israel is commonly acknowledged to possess nuclear weapons but has neither conrmed or denied its status. It says Iran is secretly working to make nuclear arms something Tehran denies and describes the Islamic republic as the greatest threat to the Mideast. But Iran and Arab countries say the Jewish states nuclear capacities pose the greatest menace. Chastising Israel for its nuclear arsenal, the hackers urged the experts whose names they published to sign a petition demanding an open investigation into Israels nuclear program. IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor said the agency deeply regrets this publication of information stolen from an old server. She said the server had been shut down some time ago and agency experts had been working to eliminate any possible vulnerability in it even before it was hacked. The IAEA was doing everything possible to help ensure that no further information is vulnerable, she said in an email. AP

Apple to start selling new IMACS


CUPERTINO, CaliforniaApple says the smaller version of its new, slimmed-down iMac desktop computers will go on sale Friday. It will also start taking orders for the larger model, but the units wont ship until next month. The model with the 21.5-inch screen will cost $1,299 and up, depending on the conguration. The model with a 27-inch screen will start at $1,799. The iMac tacks the computer components to the back of a large LCD screen. The new models have no disk drive, helping make the edges one-fth the thickness of the old model. They bulge considerably toward the middle of the back, however. Apple revealed the new models a month ago. AP

Jabra completes Cisco verication testing


JABRA, global manufacturer of innovative headset solutions, recently announced that it has successfully completed interoperability testing with Jabra UC VOICE Series headsets, Jabra PRO 900 series, and Jabra SUPREME UC Bluetooth headset. These Jabra solutions help businesses deliver hands-free audio solutions with excellent acoustics and provide ergonomic comfort and increased productivity in Unied Communication, contact center and mobile work environments. Building on Ciscos resources and Jabras innovative product development, our customers in Indian contact centres, ofces and on the road will have a broader portfolio of compliance-tested audio solutions designed to meet their individual needs and budget requirements, said Ralph Ede, Jabra South Asia managing director. Jabra is dedicated to enhancing the user experience by developing unique audio devices that allow customers to appreciate the full collaborative value of Unied Communication; regardless of where they work or how they connect to the network, Ede said. The Cisco Developer Network unites Cisco with third-party developers of hardware and software to deliver tested interoperable solutions to joint customers, harnessing the power and intelligence of the network. As a Preferred Solution Developer, Jabra has worked closely with Cisco to deliver enhanced solutions that deliver greater interoperability with Cisco networking solutions. Jabra also shares Ciscos strong commitment to customer service and satisfaction, has completed interoperability verication testing based on criteria set forth by Cisco, and can provide their customers 24 hour, 7 days a week customer support. With offerings such as UC VOICE Series headsets, Jabra PRO 900 series, and Jabra SUPREME UC Bluetooth headsetcustomers can more quickly deploy a broad range of Cisco Compatible business applications, devices, or services that can enhance the capabilities, performance, and management of the Cisco network. In June 2012 Jabra and analysis institute Frost & Sullivan conducted a study to evaluate 302 companies strategic use of Unied Communications, including decision making, benets, challenges and expected return on investment by implementing UC technology. According to 7 out of 10 decision makers; UC holds the power to simplify and streamline communications, transform corporate cultures and remake the way employees work and collaborate. When asked to the UC peripherals supporting a successful adoption more than six out of 10 of respondents agreed that headsets play an important role in employee adoption of Unied Communications technologies. Respondents highlighted hands free communications (58%) and the improved audio quality (42%) as drivers towards an increased use of voice applications.

Red Hat brings new hybrid cloud solutions


RED Hat, Inc. global provider of open source solutions, recently announced a set of four solutions to enable enterprise users with the technologies to build and manage open hybrid clouds The solutions combine Red Hats full portfolio of products, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat OpenShiftTM Platform-asa-Service (PaaS) to offer enterprises an easy on-ramp to open hybrid cloud computing with reduced complexity. Cloud computing has introduced a new era of IT and has brought enterprises to their most critical IT strategy decision this decade, said Paul Cormier, Red Hat Products and Technologies president. We strongly believe that enterprises need to embrace an open hybrid cloud approach, combining all their existing resources into their cloud infrastructures, crossing physical, virtual and public cloud resources. Today, Red Hat takes a huge step forward in enabling our enterprise customers with the technologies and solutions they need to build and manage open hybrid clouds, Cormier said. Red Hats four open hybrid cloud solutions include: OpenShift Enterprise PaaS Solution, Hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Solution, Cloud with Virtualization Bundle, and Red Hat Storage, which is designed to redene enterprise and hybrid cloud storage with open source solutions.

MSI-ECS annual warehouse sale


TOP IT distributor MSI-ECS will be conducting its annual warehouse sale at its ofce in Libis, Quezon City on Dec. 2 to 7, 2012. Up to 80 percent off on IT peripherals and 30 percent discount on computers will be given to bargain hunters. No reservations will be allowed. The pricelist can be downloaded at http://msi-ecs.com.ph/diginews?mn=dgnws&id=530

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Audie Gemora, prompting them to crown her the Grand Winner over co-nalists Garett Bolden Jr. from the Lyceum of Subic Bay SBMA and Rafael Gutierrez from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Known for her strong grasp of jazz music and its distinct techniques, Feliciano wowed the judges with her pitchperfect slotting, showcased through her unique renditions of Mon Davids Let Go, Joey Alberts Memories, Irvin Berlings Blue Skies, and Rivermayas 214. As part of the competition, the Top 3 also performed their interpretations of Filipino folk classics. Feliciano took on Calesa, Bolden, Jr. Sitsiritsit, and Gutierrez Pen Pen de Sara Pen. Finalists were graded based on musicality, vocal quality, interpretation, and stage presence. Despite not nabbing the top prize, Bolden, Jr. impressed the judges with his soothing vocals, with Pangan hailing him as a younger Luke Mejares; while Gutierrez captured the audience with his powerful use of humor, creating a heartwarming presentation that showcased not only his vocal prowess but also his undeniable skills as an entertainer, a lethal package that Gemora compared to that of seasoned performer Ogie Alcasid. Emerging as the Ultimate Voice, Feliciano was awarded the plum prize by The Peninsula Manilas General Manager Sonja Vodusek, which included a scholarship to Spotlight Artists Center and personality development expert John Robert Powers, a P100,000 cash prize, and a three-month contract to perform at Salon de Ning. Samsung also presented her and the rest of the Top 7 nalists with tablets. Sing@Ning underscored The Peninsula Manilas culture of advocacy with its longstanding tradition of supporting young amateur Filipino vocalists with a passion for the craft and providing them the means to realize their dreams and make their unique mark in Philippine entertainment with their distinct ability and style.

TWO of the hottest Kapuso stars Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino are getting viewers attention for their performances in Yesterdays Bride. Proof of this is the impressive ratings of the show since its debut on Oct. 29.
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chemistry in
the GMA Artist Center. But its worth the wait as the series has been earning positive reactions from critics and fans. The former Second Prince StarStruck titlist, who previously acted with Kylie Padilla in the Good Daughter, is being noted for his convincing portrayal of the rich-good boy leading man gure. The Award winning actress/ Horror Movie Princess to her credit gets the compliment for her effective underacting. Retail powerhouse Penshoppe has done it again, lighting up the Filipino fashion world like never before with its newest and hottest endorser yet: UK band One Direction. Capturing the hearts of audiences worldwide and stealing the spotlight in popular singing competition TV series The X Factor, the boys of One Direction are Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Andrea (Lovi Poe) falls in love with her bosss son Justin (Rocco Louis Tomlinson. They started Nacino) out in the competition as solo artists, but were eventually put boy band by Simon Cowell, tion of the receipt. together as a group to form a the shows producer and also One Directions Take Me one of its judges. Home: The Special Yearbook The group was signed by Edition includes four bonus Columbia Records after nish- tracks, Shes Not Afraid, ing third on The X Factor and Loved You First, Nobody is the name behind some of Compares, and Still The One, todays most-played hits, the plus an exclusive booklet with most popular of which so far personal photos of the band, inis chart-topping single What terviews, and artwork submitted Makes You Beautiful. by the boys themselves. One Direction has sold over 12 million albums, singles, and Sing@Ning crowns videos worldwide, with even Ultimate Voice a British publication dubbing After a thrilling Top 3 battle 2012 as The Year of One Diat Finals Night, it was 21-yearrection. As a special treat for Filipi- old Joselle Feliciano from the no fans, One Directions latest Ateneo de Manila University limited edition album, Take Me who emerged as the Grand Home: The Special Yearbook Winner of The Peninsula MaEdition Edition, will be available ex- nilas Sing@Ning: Search for clusively at Penshoppe (dis- the Ultimate Voice. It was Felicianos vocal counted from the original P995 mastery and effortless ease on retail price). With every P1,500 single stage that won over the celebreceipt purchase from any Pen- rity judges: renowned intershoppe or Teenlab boutique, national theater and television from Nov. 17 to 30, shoppers actress Isay Alvarez, intercan reserve their albums, which national theater stalwart, acwill be available for redemp- tor and singer, Robert Sea, tion at the branch where the famed front man and rock star qualifying purchase was made Jett Pangan, talent manager beginning Dec. 1, the ofcial and producer Girlie Rodis, and release date, upon the presenta- versatile theater actor-director

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The two worked together in the past for the four-part TV special entitled Mistaken Identity. They naturally melt into each other, and in this latest drama series they show an extraordinary chemistry. Describing her role in Yesterdays Bride as the quietest she ever played, Lovi as Andrea Manalo appears perfect for Roccos Justin Ramirez, which character Rocco counts as his rst mature role. Says Lovi, I am used to playing independent, strong women. Its different this time, I play a character that is more of being the martyr-type. Its challenging because there are adjustments in my attack, coming from strong female characters. Lovi has been surprising the audience with provocative performances in movies like Sagrada Familia, My Neighbors Wife, Aswang, and Tiktik. In this series, Andrea is a

simple, loving, blue-collar worker. She works in a furniture factory owned by a wealthy couple whose son, Justin, falls for Andrea. The two agreed to get married, but a tragedy gets in the way. Andrea ends up in a coma and pregnant. And then the hospital catches re while she is conned. Justin and other family members think she died in the re. On the contrary, she doesnt. She wakes up in time to escape from the re and falls into the care of Dr. Celso Agustin (Luis Alandy). Waking up without memory, she is now called Lorraine. She and Dr. Agustin fall for each other, but quickly nds herself in a dilemma when she recovers her memory and that of the groom she is supposed to marry. Lovi adds, Its not that easy to create nuances for a new role. But this is where the excitement lies as it will denitely test your range as an actress. It took almost two years to nd the right project for the reteaming up of the Lovi-Rocco tandem, both of whom are with

Penshoppes newest endorser

One Direction is the newest endorser of Penshoppe

Matteo Guidicelli, Drew Arellano shine in Maui


CELEBRITY triathletes Matteo Guidicelli and Drew Arellano, together with the other members of the Vaseline Men Xterra Philippine Team, showcased Filipino athletic prowess in the recently concluded Xterra Off-road Triathlon Global Championship in Maui, Hawaii. Matteo and Drew, two of todays hottest heartthrobs and TV hosts, proved that they are also included in the Philippines roster of esteemed triathletes after nishing the race and landing in the top tier of their respective age groups. Matteo secured the 16th place in the 2024 age group, while Drew earned the 43rd spot in the 30-34 age group. Deemed as one of the most difcult triathlon series in the world, Xterra Offroad Triathlon features a combination of a 1.5-kilometer rough water swim, a 30.4-kilometer mountain bike track, and a 9.5-kilometer trail run through the elds, forests and beach of Maui, Hawaii. It is also the worlds premier and biggest offroad triathlon series with as many as 740 participants, all of whom are elite and professional triathletes who came from over 34 different countries. Joining Matteo and Drew in showing to the world that Filipinos can make it big in the international triathlon circuit were the three other members of the Vaseline Men Xterra Philippine Teamcoach Noy Jopson, corporate training manager Redg Plopinio and Second Wind Running Store owner Hector Yuzon. These three triathletes also ended the race with remarkable time and also had top ranks in their age groups. A proud supporter of the Philippine athletic community, Vaseline Men offers a wide range of skin care products that are ideal for men who are always exposed to the suns harmful rays, dirt, dust and pollution, and engage in physically demanding activities including triathlon. Included in the range are products designed specically to address mens skin care problems: Facial Washes, Face Moisturizers, Body Lotion and Body Wash. With Vaseline Men, Filipinos can continue to enjoy their physical activities outdoors and still get their skin protected from natures harsh elements. Vaseline Men is available in all leading supermarkets, drugstore, and department stores nationwide. To witness how Matteo, Drew and the rest of the Vaseline Men Xterra Philippine Team raised Filipino pride in Maui, simply log on to www.youtube.com/vaselinemenph and watch the two videos that will be uploaded this November. The videos will chronicle the journey and the hardships that the Vaseline Men Philippine Team had to endure before and during the actual Xterra Championships in Maui.

Toonami in the Philippines


A NEW adventure begins as the worlds greatest heroes gather together on Toonami, the countrys most exciting action TV channel. Launching in the Philippines on Dec. 1, Toonami is a 24hour, high-octane ride, serving up animated hits like Young Justice, Dragon Ball Z and Batman: the Brave and the Bold to boys and girls alike. A socially-charged, multiplatform experience, Toonami is a superhero fantasy: a full tilt, over the top, roller-coaster ride of adventure, quips, drama and a whole lot more. With the launch of Toonami, Filipino kids will have 24/7 access to the most electrifying entertainment available. For the rst time anywhere in the world, viewers will be able to see the Spider-Man and the Hulk meet Iron Man and Goku on the same channel. It really is the ultimate home of the action hero, said Sunny Saha, senior vice president and managing director, Turner International Asia Pacic. Toonami is a channel for the fans and by the fansand the excitement extends beyond television, into the online and social media space. To kick off Toonamis launch, budding science-ction writers can play an active part in the channels origins, which centers on NAMI, an A.I. life form from the future. From Dec. 1 to Jan. 31, fan boys and fan girls can pitch ideas as to how to complete NAMIs story. The winning entry will be created into an animated clip for the channel and a customized printed comic book.

Celebrity tri-athlete Matteo Guidicelli (let) and Drew Arellano

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Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS Region VI -Western Visayas ILOILO 1st ENGINEERING DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER Fort San Pedro Road, Iloilo City Tel. Nos. 337-60-98 * 337-91-16 INVITATION TO BID
No. 12-0014
I. Contract ID : Contract Title : 12-GF-0041 CLUSTER I Expansion/Construction of Brgy. Health Stations in Igbaras and Miag-ao, Iloilo: a) Expansion/Const. of Bagay BHS, Igbaaras P686,000.00 b) Expansion/Const. of Igcabugao BHS, Igbaras P686,000.00 c) Expansion/Const. of Igpigus BHS, Igbaras P686,000.00 d) Expansion/Const. of Lakay-Doldol BHS, IgbarasP686,000.00 e) Expansion/Const. of Tigbanaba BHS, Igbaras P686,000.00 f) Expansion/Const. of Igpaho BHS, Tubungan P1,274,000.00 g) Expansion/Const. of San Jose BHS, Miag-ao - P686,000.00 P5,390,000.00 SAA No. 12-05-853 Construction/Expansion of Barangay Health Stations (BHS) 180 CD P5,000.00 12-GF-0042 Construction of Multi-Purpose Building @ Igtalongon Elementary School, Igbaras, Iloilo P4,000,000.00 BMB-A-12-T000001415 Construction of Multi-Purpose Building, complete as per plans and specs. 120 CD P5,000.00

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS FIRST METRO MANILA ENGINEERING DISTRICT Westbank Road, Manggahan Floodway, Brgy. Rosario, Pasig City

INVITATION TO BID
The Department of Public Works and Highways-First Metro Manila Engineering District, Westbank Road, Manggahan Floodway, Rosario, Pasig City through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contracts: 1. Contract ID No.: Contract Name: 0120B0310 Construction of Slope Protection for Marikina River along Brgy. Taong to Dela Pea Side, Westbank, Marikina City Marikina City Construction of Slope Protection

ABC : Source of Fund : Scope of Work : Contract Duration : Cost of Bidding Documents: II. Contract ID : Contract Title : ABC: Source of Fund: Scope of Work: Contract Duration: Cost of Bidding Documents:

1. The DPWH, Iloilo 1st District Engineering Office, Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City, intends to apply the sum stated above being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the above-mentioned contracts. Bids in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. 2. The DPWH, Iloilo 1st District Engineering Office now invites bids for the above-mentioned description of works. Completion of the works is required for the above-stated contract duration. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instruction To Bidders (ITB). 3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (R.A. 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. 4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Chairman, BAC, Iloilo 1st District Engineering Office and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents indicated above. Issuance of Bidding Documents will be on November 28 December 19, 2012. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity at http://www.dpwh.gov.ph, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids. 6. The Iloilo 1st District Engineering Office will hold a Pre-bid Conference on December 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Conference Room, Iloilo 1st DEO, Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City, which shall be open to all interested parties. 7. LOIs and/or applications for eligibility and latest Class A documents are to be accepted by the BAC on or before December 17, 2012. 8. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 19, 2012 @ 9:00 A.M. at DPWH, Iloilo 1st District Engineering Office, Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened on December 19, 2012 at 2;00 P.M. in the presence of the Bidder/Authorized Representative who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. 9. To bid for the contract, a Contractor must purchase Bidding Documents and meet the following major criteria: a) prior registration with the DPWH, BAC-CPO, Manila; b) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of the contract; c) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of the ABC within a period of 10 years, and d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or Credit Line Commitment at least equal to 10% of the ABC. Bidders shall submit their bids through their Authorized Liaison Officer only as specified in the Contractors Information (CI). 10. The Iloilo 1st District Engineering Office reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability or obligation to the affected bidder or bidders. 11. For further information, please refer to: NINFA M. ENRIQUEZ Engineer III BAC Chairman DPWH Iloilo 1st District Engineering Office Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City Tel. No. (033) 337-9116; 509-9803; 337-6098 Telefax No. (033) 337-9116 Email Address: ninfaenriquez@yahoo.com (Sgd.) NINFA M. ENRIQUEZ Engineer III BAC Chairman NOTED: (Sgd.) MANUEL L. TICAO, JR. OIC District Engineer
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Republic of the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER FIFTH LEYTE ENGINEERING DISTRICT Baybay City, Leyte Telephone Number (053) 335-2503

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PhP48,869,176.25 Contract Duration: 214 Calendar Days Cost of Bid Documents: PhP25,000.00 2. Contract ID No.: Contract Name:

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PhP48,639,964.65 Contract Duration: 168 Calendar Days Cost of Bid Documents: PhP25,000.00 3. Contract ID No.: Contract Name:

0120B0311 Widening of San Juan-Santolan Road, San Juan City San Juan City Widening of Roads

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PhP48,226,685.32 Contract Duration: 180 Calendar Days Cost of Bid Documents: PhP25,000.00 4. Contract ID No.: Contract Name:

0120B0312 Rehabilitation of Creek at Brgy. Western Bicutan, Taguig City, 2nd District, Sta. 0+000 Sta. 1 + 657 Taguig City Rehabilitation of Creek

INVITATION TO BID
November 20, 2012
ITEM I Contract ID: Contract Name: Contract Location: Work Description: 13IG0005 (Re-advertise) Rehabilitation of Road Slip along Tacloban-Baybay South Road Tacloban-Baybay South Road Clearing & Grubbing, Removal of Existing Structure and Obstruction, Roadway Excavation, Structure Excavation, Embankment, Common Barrow, Selected borrow, Aggregate Sub-Base Course, PCCP, PCCP (Reinforced), Piling, Concrete Structures, Pipe Culvert & Storm Drain, Grouted riprap, Stone Masonry, Reinforced Concrete Canal P 19,100,000.00 135 calendar days P20,000.00

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PhP42,862,828.02 Contract Duration: 150 Calendar Days Cost of Bid Documents: PhP25,000.00 5. Contract ID No.: Contract Name:

0120B0313 Drainage Improvement at San Joaquin Street L-147 Drainage Lateral of Mandaluyong Main Drainage Project, Mandaluyong City Mandaluyong City Drainage Improvement

Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Contract Duration: Cost of Bid Documents: Item II Contract ID: Contract Name: Contract Location: Work Description:

13IG0006 (Re-advertise) Rehabilitation/Improvement of Flood Control Projects, Dungca-an River Flood Control Works Baybay City, Leyte Removal of Existing Structure, Excavation for Structure, Embankment, Stone Masonry, concrete slope Protection, Piling, Concrete foundation, Site Clearing, construction of Access Road, Warning Signs and Traffic Management, construction Safety and Health P 19,200,000.00 170 calendar days P20,000.00 13IG0007 (Re-advertise) Rehabilitation of Road slip along Tacloban-Ormoc-Baybay-Maasin Road along Baybay-Matalom Road Removal of Existing structure and Obstruction, Roadway Excavation, Structure Excavation, embankment, Aggregate SubBase Course, PCCP, Concrete Structures, Grouted Riprap, Stone Masonry, Line Canal, Warning Signs and Traffic Management, Construction Safety and Health. P 6,913,245.00 100 calendar days P10,000.00 13IG0008 (Re-advertise) Rehabilitation of Road slip along Daang Maharlika Abuyog, Leyte & Mahaplag, Leyte Removal of Existing structure and Obstruction, Roadway Excavation, Structure Excavation, Embankment, Aggregate Sub-Base Course, PCCP, concrete Structure, Pipe Culvert & Storm Drains, Grouted Riprap, Stone Masonry, Line Canal, Warning Signs & Traffic Management, Construction Safety & Health P 7,685,000.00 100 calendar days P00,000.00

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PhP9,999,637.70 Contract Duration: 120 Calendar Days Cost of Bid Documents: PhP10,000.00 6. Contract ID No.: Contract Name:

0120B0314 Improvement/Construction of Gravity Wall along Binangonan River at Intermittent Section from Sta. 0+248 to Sta. 0+900, Binangona, Rizal Binangonan, Rizal Improvement/Construction of Gravity Wall

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Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Contract Duration: Cost of Bid Documents: Item III Contract ID: Contract Name: Contract Location: Work Description:

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS


Region IV-B, MIMAROPA

OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER


DPWH-Palawan II District Engineering Office Narra, Palawan

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PhP9,998,829.55 Contract Duration: 120 Calendar Days Cost of Bid Documents: PhP10,000.00 7. Contract ID No.: Contract Name:

0120B0315 Improvement/Construction of Gravity Wall at Intermittent Section of Cainta, River (West Side) of Manggahan Floodway from Sta. 0+500 to Sta. 0+855, Cainta, Rizal Cainta, Rizal Improvement/Construction of Gravity Wall

INVITATION TO BID
The DPWH-Palawan II District Engineering Office, Narra, Palawan, through the FY 2012 RA 10147 Continuing Regular 2011 intends to apply the hereunder Approved Budget for the Contract to payment of the corresponding contract listed below. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. 1. a. b. c. d. Contract ID Contract Name : 12EF0086 : Upgrading of Puerto Princesa South Road Contract Location : K0080+032.60-k0081+341.60 Scope of Work : Pipe Culvert & Drain Excavation, Embankment, Aggregate Sub-base Course, PCCP, RCPC, Grouted Riprap and Stone Masonry Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php23,115,100.00 Contract Duration : 120 cal. days

Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Contract Duration: Cost of Bid Documents: Item IV Contract ID: Contract Name: Contract Location: Work Description:

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PhP9,457,479.18 Contract Duration: 120 Calendar Days Cost of Bid Documents: PhP10,000.00 B.

0120B0316 Construction of Hall of Justice Building, Brgy. Plainview, Mandaluyong City Mandaluyong City Construction of Hall of Justice Building

Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Contract Duration: Cost of Bid Documents: 1.

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Fifth Leyte Engineering District, through the General Appropriation Act CY 2013 intends to apply the sum above stated being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments for the abovementioned contract. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Fifth Leyte Engineering District (5th LED) now invites contractors to bid for the abovementioned description of works. Completion of the works is required for the above stated contract duration. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section 10 Instruction to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino Citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.

Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the Project, equivalent to at least fifty percent (50%) of the ABC. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II, Instruction to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail critetion as specified in the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino Citizens/sole proprietorships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.

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The DPWH-Palawan II District Engineering Office, now invites bids for the above named project. Bidders should have completed a single largest completed contract (SLCC) equivalent to twenty five (25%) of a contract similar to the project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using nondiscretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Palawan II District Engineering Office and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00am-5:00pm. A complete set of Bidding Documents (BDs) may be purchased by the interested Bidders from the address below upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Php17,000.00. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids. The Pre-Bid Conference to be held at the Office of the BAC, DPWH-Palawan II District Engineering Office, Narre, Palawan at 2:00pm, December 6, 2012 shall be open to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered to the address below. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents 2. Deadline for payment of Bid Docs, Receipts and Submission of Bids 3. Opening of Bids November 29-December 18, 2012 10:00 a.m., December 18, 2012 02:00 p.m., December 18, 2012

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Contractors/applicants who are interested in the DPWH civil works are required to register prior to the set scheduled of submission of bid while those already registered shall keep their records current and updated. Contractors eligibility to bid on the project will be determined using the DPWH Contract Profile eligibility Process (CPEP) and subject to further post-qualification. Information on registration can be obtained at DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWh 5th Leyte Engineering District and inspect the bidding documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.m. to 5:00 P.M. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders from the address below and upon payment of non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount stated above. Issuance of Bidding Documents will be on December 06, 2012 to December 20,2012. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids.

Interested Bidders may obtain further information from First Metro Manila Engineering District, and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from [8:00A.M.-12:00NN and 1:00P.M.-5:00P.M.]. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids.

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The DPWH 5th LED will hold a pre-bid Conference on December 06, 2012, 10:00 Oclock in the morning at Office of the bids and Awards Committee, DPWH 5th LED, Baybay City, Leyte, which shall be open to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 20, 2012, 9:00 Oclock in the morning at DPWH 5th LED, Baybay City, Leyte. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 14. Bids will be opened at 2:00 Oclock in the afternoon of December 20, 2012 in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.

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The First Metro Manila Engineering District, will hold the Pre-Bid Conference on December 05, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at FMMED-Office Conference Room, Westbank Road, Manggahan Floodway, Rosario, Pasig City, which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents. Bids must be delivered on or before December 18, 2012 10:00 A.M. at First Metro Manila Engineering District, Westbank Road, Manggahan Floodway, Rosario, Pasig City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1. Bids will be opened on the same date at 2:00 P.M. in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the aforesaid address. Late bids shall not be accepted.

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Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, including the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The DPWH-Palawan II District Engineering Office, Narra, Palawan reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process and to reject all bids at any time prior to Contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: KALIKOZAMAN T. TAHA DPWH-Palawan II DEO 5303 Antipuluan, Narra, Palawan 09198108431 bac_dpwhnarra@yahoo.com Approved by: (Sgd.) EDDIE R. UY Engineer-III BAC Chairman
(MST-Nov. 29, 2012)

All interested bidders shall purchase the Bidding Documents. Bids will not be accepted without proof of payment for the purchase of bidding documents. Bidders shall likewise submit their bids through their duly Authorized Liaison Officers only as speCified in the Contractors Information (CI). To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to the ABC or Credit Line Commitment at least equal to 10% of the ABC before dropping of bids.

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The DPWH 5th LED reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: EUSEBIO T. CULAS OlC-Assistant District Engineer BAC Chairman Attention: Head, BAC Secretariat DPWH 5th LED Brgy. Hipusngo, Baybay City, Leyte (053) 335-2230 Email Add: charlitosacro@yahoo.com

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The First Metro Manila Engineering District, reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected or bidders. For further information, please refer to: (Sgd.) MARIO E. ALCANTARA OIC-Chief, Maintenance Section Engineer III/BAC Chairman

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NOTED (Sgd.) ROBERTO S. NICOLAS District Engineer


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Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS ZAMBALES FIRST DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE Office of the District Engineer Iba, Zambales Contract Name: Construction of Slope Protection /Flood Control, Maloma Dike (Upstream Section) San Felipe Side, San Felipe, Zambales / Contract ID: 12CL0038
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), through the General Appropriation Act GAA intends to apply the sum of Php 39,220,217.74 being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Contract Name: Construction of Slope Protection /Flood Control, Maloma Dike (Upstream Section) San Felipe Side, San Felipe, Zambales / Contract ID: 12CL0038 Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The Department of Public Works and Highways now invites bids Contract Name: Construction of Slope Protection /Flood Control, Maloma Dike (Upstream Section) San Felipe Side, San Felipe, Zambales / Contract ID: 12CL0038. Completion of the Works is required for 120 CD. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the project, equivalent to at least fifty percent (50%) of the ABC. 3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. 4. Contractors/applicants who are interested in the DPWH civil works are required to register prior to the set schedule of submission of bid while those already registered shall kept their record current and updated. Contract Profile eligibility Process (CPEP) and subject further post qualification. Information on registration can be obtained at DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph or Central Procurement Office (CPO) 5th floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos Only (25,000.00). It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids. Payments can be made at any DPWH field office. The submission of the Original Receipt (OR) for payments of bidding documents issued by any DPWH field office is sufficient for the BAC of this District Office to process the electronic eligibility evaluation of the contractors. 6. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on December 3, 2012 AM at DPWH Conference Room, Iba, Zambales which shall be open to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 14, 2012, 10:00 AM at DPWH Conference Room, Iba, Zambales. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. 8. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Zambales 1st DEO, reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: MS. LOURDES F. ARINDUQUE BAC Secretariat DPWH-Zambales 1st DEO Palanginan,Iba, Zambales Tel No. 047-8113558/047-8111327 dpwhzam1@yahoo.com (Sgd.) ALLAN N. LADINES BAC Chairman
(MST-Nov. 29, 2012)

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS Office of the District Engineer LA UNION FIRST ENGINEERING DISTRICT Lingsat, San Fernando City November 26, 2012

Invitation to Bid

INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee BAC of the DPWH, Nueva Vizcaya1st District Engineering Office, invites contractors tobid for the following projects: Contract ID Name of Contract Contract Location Description Approved Budget For the Contract (ABC) Contract Duration Cost of Bid documents Contract ID Name of Contract Contract Location Description: : : : : 12BI0100 Cupas River Control, Sto. Domingo Section Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya Construction of 4-layer Gabion Revetment w/ matress

Invitation to Bid for


Construction of Road Leading to Poro Point Light House, San Fernando City, La Union
The Department of Public Works and Highways, La Union First Engineering District, through the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) Fund intends to apply the sum of Thirty Two Million Ten Thousand Pesos (P32,010,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Construction of Road Leading to Poro Point Light House, San Fernando City, La Union. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The Department of Public Works and Highways La Union First Engineering District now invites bids for Construction of Road Leading to Poro Point Light House, San Fernando City, La Union. Completion of the Works is One Hundred Fifty Three (153) calendar days. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using nondiscretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (lRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/ sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. 4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from Department of Public Works and Highways La Union First Engineering District and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,000.00). It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids. In the case of National Government Agencies, the General Appropriations Act and/or continuing appropriations; in the case of GOCCs, GFls, and SUCs, the Corporate Budget for the contract approved by the governing Boards; in the case of LGUs, the Budget for the contract approved by the respective Sanggunian. (Section 5(a), RA 9184). A brief description of the scope of Works should be provided, including quantities, location of project, and other information necessary to enable potential bidders to decide whether or not to respond to the invitation. The Department of Public Works and Highways La Union First Engineering District will hold a Pre-Bid Conference at 10:00 A.M. on December 6, 2012 at the Conference Room, DPWH La Union First Engineering District, Lingsat, City of San Fernando. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 12:00 Noon, December 20, 2012 at the DPWH La Union First Engineering District, Lingsat, City of San Fernando, La Union. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. The Department of Public Works and Highways La Union First Engineering District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: Approved by: (Sgd.) ISABELO V. LOPEZ, JR. BAC Chairman DPWH La Union First Engineering District Lingsat, City of San Fernando, La Union Fax. No./ Tel. No. 072-700-2938 Noted: (Sgd.) ELPIDIO C. PARAGAS District Engineer

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: Php. 16,267,870.00 : 160 calendar days : Php. 20,000.00 : : : : 12BI0101 Cupas River Control, Calaocan-Macate Section Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya Construction of Reinforce Concrete Type I Revetment/Riverwalls, Construction of Gabion Spurdikes Type I, River Training works (Diversion of Flow) Php. 16,138,860.00 230 calendar days Php. 20,000.00 12BI0102 Sta. Fe River Control Project, Indiana Section Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya Construction of Gabion Revetment, River Training Works (Diversion of Flow) w/ Waste Disposal Php. 19,036,250.00 163 calendar days Php. 20,000.00

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The BAC will conduct this procurement process in accordance with the Revised IRR of R.A. 9184.Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening of the bid, To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and purchased bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with the DPWH, (b) Filipino Citizen or 75% Filipinoowned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture (c) with PCAB License applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment/cash deposit certificate for at least 10% of ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of the ABC.. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check, preliminary examination of bids. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration, to the DPWH-POCW-Central Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOIs. The DPWH POCW-Central Office will only process the contractors application for registration with complete requirement and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration forms may be downloaded at the DPWH Website :www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: Issuance of Bidding Documents Pre-Bid Conference Receipt/Opening of Bids November 27-December 14, 2012 November 29, 2012 @10:00 AM December 14, 2012 @ 2:00PM

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The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the DPWH-Nueva Vizcaya 1st District Engineering Office upon payment of Bid Document, .Prospective may also download the BDs from DPWH Website, if available, Prospective Bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before submission of their bids.the Pre-Bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased the BDs.Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplish forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelop to the BAC Chairman, the first envelop shall contain the Technical component of the Bid,which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelop shall contain the Financial component of the Bid. Contract will be awarded to the lowest calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the evaluation and post qualification. The DPWH reserves the right to accept or reject any Bid, and to annul the bidding process if the funds/allotments for the projects have been withheld or reduced through no fault of the procuring entity without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder or Bidders (Sgd.) MARIFEL T. ANDES Asst. District Engineer BAC-Chairman (Sgd.) RONALD P. REYES District Engineer
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Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER 1ST Ilocos Norte Engineering District Airport Ave. Brgy. Cavit, Laoag City RECONSTRUCTION OF PASUQUIN-RADAR AIRSTATION ROAD, PASUQUIN, ILOCOS NORTE, K0513+201.3-K0515+000; K0515+000-K0515+964.45
1. The DPWH-INED I, through GAA 2013 intends to apply the sum of Thirty Five Million Six Hundred Five Thousand Five Hundred Sixty Five Pesos & 01/100 (35,605,565.01), being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for CIN-12AA0074 Reconstruction of Pasuquin-Radar Airstation Road, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, KO513+201.3-K0515+000; K0515+000-K0515+964.45. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The DPWH-INED I now invites bids for Items: - I-(K0513+201.30K0515+000)-A(1)-Engineers Field Office Rental; A(2)-Engineers Field Office and Appliances; 101(2)-Removal of Deteriorated Conc. Pavement; 105-Sub-grade Preparation; 201-Aggregate Base Course; 302-Bituminous Tack Coat; 303-Cracks and Joints Sealing; 310(a)-Bituminous Concrete Surface Course (t=50mm); 311-PCC Pavement (carriageway t=280mm,w=6100mm); 505-Grouted Riprap; 612a-Reflective Thermoplastic Pavement Marking (white); Spl-1Construction Safety and Health; Spl-2-Mobilization and Demobilization. II-(K0515+00-K0515+964.45)-101(2)-Removal of Deteriorated Conc. Pavement; 105-Sub-grade Preparation; 201-Aggregate Base Course; 311(a)-PCC Pavement (carriageway t=280mm,w=6100mm); 505-Grouted Riprap; 612a-Reflective Thermoplastic Pavement Marking (white).1 Completion of the Works is required One Hundred Fifty Six (156) Calendar days. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. 4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-INED I and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (P25, 000.00). It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids. 6. The DPWH-INED I will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on December 6, 2012 at DPWH-INED I Conference Room , which shall be open to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 A.M. December 19, 2012 at DPWH-INED, Airport Avenue, Brgy. Cavit, Laoag City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. 8. The DPWH-INED I reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: BAC Secretariat DPWH-INED I Airport Avenue, Brgy. Cavit, Laoag City Fax/Tel. No. (077) 670-8468 dpwhined1_bac@yahoo.com (Sgd.) RICHARD A. RAGASA BAC, Chairman
1 A brief description of the scope of Works should be provided, including quantities, location of project, and other information necessary to enable potential bidders to decide whether or not to respond to the invitation.
(MST-Nov. 29, 2012)

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER 1ST Ilocos Norte Engineering District Airport Ave. Brgy. Cavit, Laoag City

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER 1ST Ilocos Norte Engineering District Airport Ave. Brgy. Cavit, Laoag City

Invitation to Bid for

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE (INTERMITTENT SECTION), NATIONAL SECONDARY ROAD, K0506+340-K0507+1216; K0508+000-K0508-587, LAOAG-SARRAT-PIDDIG-SOLSONA ROAD
1. The DPWH-INED I, through GAA 2013 intends to apply the sum of Twenty Five Million Six Hundred Seventy Eight Thousand Thirty Five Pesos & 22/100 (P25,678,035.22), being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for CIN-12AA0075-Preventive Maintenance (Intermittent Section), National Secondary Road, K0506+340-K0507+1216; K0508+000-K0508+587, Laoag-Sarrat-Piddig-Solsona Road. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The DPWH-INED I now invites bids for Items: - A(1)-Engineers Field Office Rental; 100(3)-Clearing & Grubbing (Removal of Trees, small 150-900); 102-Roadway Excavation (shoulder); 105-Sub-grade Preparation; 201-Aggregate Base Course; 300-Aggregate Surface Course; 302-Bituminous Tack Coat; 303-Bituminous Seal Course; 310(a)Bituminous Concrete Surface Course (t=50mm); 311-PCC Pavement (carriageway t=230mm,w=2000mm); 612(a)-Reflective Thermoplastic Pavement Marking (white); 612(b)-Reflective Thermoplastic Pavement Markings (yellow); 612(c)-Reflective Thermoplastic Pavement Markings (Rumble Strip, white) ; Spl-1-Construction Safety and Health; Spl-2Traffic Control and Management; Spl 3-Mobilization and Demobilization.1 Completion of the Works is required Ninety (90) Calendar days. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. 4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-INED I and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (P25, 000.00). It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids. 6. 7. The DPWH-INED I will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on December 6, 2012 at DPWH-INED I Conference Room , which shall be open to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 A.M. December 19, 2012 at DPWH-INED, Airport Avenue, Brgy. Cavit, Laoag City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. 8. The DPWH-INED I reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: BAC Secretariat DPWH-INED I Airport Avenue, Brgy. Cavit, Laoag City Fax/Tel. No. (077) 670-8468 dpwhined1_bac@yahoo.com (Sgd.) RICHARD A. RAGASA BAC, Chairman
1 1A brief description of the scope of Works should be provided, including quantities, location of project, and other information necessary to enable potential bidders to decide whether or not to respond to the invitation.
(MST-Nov. 29, 2012)

Invitation to Bid for

Invitation to Bid for REHABILITATION/STRENGTHENING OF GILBERT BRIDGE ALONG MANILA NORTH ROAD, LAOAG CITY
1. The DPWH-INED I, through GAA 2013 intends to apply the sum of Thirty Two Million Five Hundred Ninety One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty Eight Pesos & 17/100 (32,591,668.17), being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for CIN-12AA0076-Rehabilitation/ Strengthening of Gilbert Bridge along Manila North Road, Laoag City. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. 2. The DPWH-INED I now invites bids for Items: - 302-Bituminous Tack Coat; 303-Cracks and Joints Sealing; 310(a)-Bituminous Concrete Surface Course (t=50mm); 407-Concrete Structure; SPLA-Caulking; SPLB-Steel Plate Adding; SPL C-Recasting Concrete; 612a-Reflective Thermoplastic Pavement Marking (white); 709-Paints; I-Removal of Existing Bridge Light; II-Electrical Works; III-Decorative Lamp Pole; Spl 1- Construction of Bunkhouse and Bodega; Spl 2-Construction Safety and Health; Spl3-Traffic Control and Management; Spl4-Construction of Truckway.1 Completion of the Works is required One Hundred Nine (109) Calendar days. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders. 3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. 4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-INED I and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. 5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (P25, 000.00). It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids. 6. The DPWH-INED I will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on December 6, 2012 at DPWH-INED I Conference Room , which shall be open to all interested parties. 7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 A.M. December 19, 2012 at DPWH-INED, Airport Avenue, Brgy. Cavit, Laoag City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. 8. The DPWH-INED I reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. 9. For further information, please refer to: BAC Secretariat DPWH-INED I Airport Avenue, Brgy. Cavit, Laoag City Fax/Tel. No. (077) 670-8468 dpwhined1_bac@yahoo.com (Sgd.) RICHARD A. RAGASA BAC, Chairman

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways 2nd Negros Occidental Engineering District Binalbagan, Negros Occidental Telephone/FAX Number: (034) 3888478 dpwh.gov.ph INVITATION TO BID FOR THE REPAIR/IMPROVEMENT OF SLOPE PROTECTION WALL ALONG VALLEHERMOSO-CANLA-ON CITY-LA CASTELLANA ROAD K0070+700 K0071+120 WITH EXCEPTION , LA CASTELLANA, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH, 2nd Negros Occidental Engineering District, Binalbagan, through the FY 2012 GAA intends to apply the sum of P 2,509,482.00 and being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to the payments under the Contract for 12GL070M and ABC of P 538,959.58 for 12GL023E. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the bid opening. The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH, 2nd Negros Occidental Engineering District, Binalbagan now invites bids for REPAIR/IMPROVEMENT OF SLOPE PROTECTION WALL ALONG VALLEHERMOSO-CANLA-ON CITY-LA CASTELLANA ROAD K0070+700 K0071+120 WITH EXCEPTION, LA CASTELLANA, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (Materials) and (Equipment Rental) . Delivery of the Goods is required 30 Calendar Days. Bidders should have completed, from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instruction to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a nondiscretionary pass/fail criteria as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizen/sole proprietorships, partnership or organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA 5183 and subject to Commonwealth Act 138. Interested bidders may obtained further information from Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH 2nd Negros Occidental Engineering Office, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. LOIs and/or applications for eligibility and latest Class A documents are to be accepted by the BAC together with the Bids and other relevant documents on or before the deadline for submission of Bids. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by the interested Bidders on November 28 December 05, 2012 until 9:00 A.M. from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P 2,500.00) 12GL070M and One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) - 12GL023E. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippines Government Electronic System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that Bidders shall pay the nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids. The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH 2 Negros Occidental Engineering Office, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on December 06, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M. at BAC Conference Room, DPWH 2nd Negros Occidental Engineering Office, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, which shall be open to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered to address below on or before December 19, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bid opening shall be on December 19, 2012 @ 10:01 A.M. at BAC Conference Room, DPWH 2nd Negros Occidental Engineering Office, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH 2nd Negros Occidental Engineering Office, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, refer to: ARNULFO A. BERNAJE, SR. Head, BAC TWG DPWH, 2nd Neg. Occ. Engineering Office Binalbagan, Negros Occidental Tel. No. : 034-3888256 JEAN G. JUMUAD Head, BAC-Secretariat DPWH, 2nd Neg. Occ. Engineering Office Binalbagan, Negros Occidental Tel. No. : 034-3888487
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Republika ng Pilipinas Department of Agriculture National Irrigation Administration (Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig) UPPER PAMPANGA RIVER INTEGRATED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS OFFICE ADDRESS: N IA- UPRIIS Compound TELEPHONE No. : (044) 464-0050 Cabanatuan City TELEFAX No. : (044) 463-1350 TIN No.: 005-154-569

INVITATION TO BID No. UPRIIS-2012-24


The National Irrigation Administration, Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS) Maharlika Highway, Cabanatuan City, hereby invite Suppliers/Contractors/Bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for theImplementation of Project of UPRIIS Division III under CY 2012 (DA RFO-III). Name of Project Location Approved Budget 8,457,998.86 PCAB Category Small B Contract Duration 75 CD Amount of Bid Documents (Php) 10,000.00

Improvement of Canal Roadways

UPRIIS Div. IIIService Area

Prospective bidders should be PhilGEPS Registered and have experience in undertaking a similar project within the last two (2) years with an amount of at least 50% of the proposed project for bidding, and have key personnel and equipment (owned, leased or under purchase) available for the prosecution of the project. The list of minimum equipment requirement is indicated in the Eligibility Forms. The Eligibility Check/Screening as well as the Preliminary Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-qualification of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted. All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference(s), Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualification and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A.9184 and its implementing Rules & Regulation (IRR). The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows: 1. Letter of Intent (LOI) including Application of Eligibility November 28 - December 4, 2012 December 7 - 14, 2012 December 14, 2012 @ 9:00 AM December 27, 2012 @ 12:00NN December 27, 2012 @ 2:00 PM

INVITATION TO BID
THE INTRAMUROS ADMINISTRATION INVITES INTERESTED PARTIES TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR THE STREET PAY-PARKING PROJECT IN INTRAMUROS, MANILA. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS IS ON DECEMBER 19, 2012 at 1:30 P.M.. BID DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE OF THE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT DIVISION STARTING ON NOVEMBER 28, 2012 UNTIL DECEMBER 7, 2012 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. (except Saturdays and Sundays). PAYMENT OF NONREFUNDABLE AMOUNT OF ONE THOUSAND PESOS (P 1,000.00) FOR THE BID DOCUMENTS IS REQUIRED. FOR INQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL: THE INTRAMUROS ADMINISTRATION Business Management Division Tel. Nos. 527-30-96 and 527-90-12

2. Issuance of Bid Documents 3. Pre-Bid Conference 4. Deadline of Submission of Bids 5. Opening of Bids

Bid Documents will be available to prospective bidders upon payment of non-refundable amount to the Cashier. The NIA-UPRIIS assume no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnity bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. It likewise reserved the right to reject any all bids, or any part thereof, to waive any defect in the bid/s received without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders, and to accept such bid/s considered most advantageous to the government. The decision of the BAC in the evaluation of bids/quotations is final. For additional information, interested parties may inquire at the above office. Approved by: Noted by: (Sgd.) JOSEPHINE B. SALAZAR Department Manager A, NIA-UPRIIS

(Sgd) JOSE A. CAPISTRANO, JR. Administrator


(MST-Nov. 29, 2012)

(Sgd.) ROSALINDA B. BOTE Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee


(MST-Nov. 29, 2012)

Republic of the Philippines Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 39, Quezon City PHIL. SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, CIVIL CASE NO. 40525 FOR: Unlawful Detainer -versusANGELINA GUECO DABU & all persons claiming rights Under them, Defendants. xx-----------------------------xx ORDER Finding the Motion for Reconsideration to be meritorious, the same is hereby GRANTED and the Order dated February 21, 2012 is set aside. WHEREFORE, the Ex-Parte Motion with Leave of Court to Serve Summons By Publication is hereby GRANTED. SO ORDERED. Open Court, April 10, 2012. Quezon City, Philippines

1. ORDERING Defendants and all persons claiming rights under them to immediately vacate the subject property and to surrender possession thereof to Plaintiff; 2. ORDERING Defendants to pay Plaintiff reasonable compensation for the use and occupation of the property, with interest, from termination of the contract until the property is vacted and its possession returned to Plaintiff; 3. ORDERING Defendants to pay Plaintiff in the amount of P10,000.00 as attorney's fees; 12/2/2010 4. ORDERING the defendants to pay the costs of suit. Other just and equitable remedies are likewise prayed for. Makati City for Quezon City. 12/2/2010. MANUEL RIVERA LEVOSADA SISON & ASSOCIATES Counsel for Plaintiff 4/F PS Bank Center 777 Paseo de Roxas cor. Sedeno Sts., Makati City By (Sgd.) CARLOS JUAN P. LEVOSADA PTR#5914789; 1-7-2010; Pasig City IBP # 795633; 10-5-09; PPLM Chapter Roll No. 50123/ 05-03-06 MCLE Compliance No. III-0015944; 4-23-10 VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION I, PAUL RODERICK A. YSMAEL, Filipino, of legal age, with office address at PSBank Center, 777 Paseode Roxas cor. Sedeo Sts., Makati City, after being sworn to in accordance with law, hereby depose and state that: 1. I am the Assistant Vice President of Philippine Savings Bank and the duly authorized officer to commence and institute the present action as evidenced by the attached Secretary's Certificate. 2. I have caused the preparation and filing of the foregoing Complaint. I have read and understood all the allegations contained therein and they are true and correct of my own personal knowledge and on the basis of authentic records that have came to my knowledge and possession; 3. Philippine Savaings Bank has not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same issued in any other court or agency. To the best of my knowledge, no such action or proceeding involving the same issues is pending before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, or another tribunal or agency. If I should learn that a similar action or proceeding has been filed or is pending before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, or another tribunal or agency, I undertake to report the fact within five (5) days therefrom to this Honorable Court. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my signature this ______________ in Makati City. (Sgd.) PAUL RODERICK A. YSMAEL Affiant BANK, by SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me this 02 December 2010 in Makati City, Affiant exhibiting to me his Tax Identification Number 162-414-756-000 issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue on October 26, 2009. (Sgd.) ATTY. JOSE HERNANDEZ DY Notary Public Until December 31, 2010 PTR No. 0187383 - Sn JUAN 1-7-10 IBP No. 746099 - MLA. 1-7-10 Roll No. 25059; Makati

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS Zamboanga del Sur 3rd District Engineering Office Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur Tel. No. (062) 211-3598

Approved by: (Sgd.) MARJORIE G. DIO Engineer III BAC Chairman


(MST-Nov. 29, 2012)

INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH-3rd District Engineering Office, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, invites contractors to bid for the following project/s: Contract ID: Contract Name: Contract Location: Appropriation: ABC: Contract Duration: Project Category: Source of Fund: Major Items of Work: Contract ID: Contract Name: Contract Location: Appropriation: ABC: Contract Duration: Project Category: Source of Fund: Major Items of Work: Contract ID: Contract Name: Contract Location: Appropriation: ABC: Contract Duration: Project Category: Source of Fund: Major Items of Work: 12JG0048 Construction of DENR Regional Office Building (Phase V) at New Regional Government Center, Region IX Brgy. Balintawak, Pagadian City P20,000,000.00 To be announced during the Pre-Bid Conference 214 CD Public Buildings Capital Outlay - Regular Infra CY 2013 Item 404 Reinforcing Steel; Item 900 Structural Concrete 12JG0049 Repair/Rehabilitation and Construction of Farm to Market Roads Brgy. Biswangan, Lakewood, Zamboanga del Sur P10,000,000.00 To be announced during the Pre-Bid Conference To be announced during the Pre-Bid Conference Roads and Bridges FY 2011 GAA, RA10147 Item 102 Surplus Common Excavation 12JG0050 Construction of Multi-Purpose Building Poblacion, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur P1,000,000.00 To be announced during the Pre-Bid Conference 76 CD Public Buildings PDAF Fund RA 10147 Item 404 Reinforcing Steel; Item 900 Reinforced Concrete

Negros Occidental 4th District Engineering Office Bago City, Negros Occidental Tel Nos. (034)4610-599; (034)4611-250 & 732-4632 Email Add: dpwhnegocc4thdeo@yahoo.com.ph

Republic of the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways

(Sgd.) FELICITAS D. LARON-CACANINDIN Acting Presiding Judge Cc. YSMAEL, MANUEL, RIVERA, LEVOSADA SISON AND ASSOCIATES Counsel for the Plaintiff 4th Floor, PSBank Centre 727 Paseo de Roxas Avenue, cor. Sedeno St.,, Makati City ANGELINA GUECO DABU Lot 12, Blk. 25, Road 7, Project 6, Quezon City REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION METROPOLITAN TRIAL COURT Quezon City PHILIPPINE SAVINGS BANK, Plaintiff, -versusCivil Case No. 10-40525 FOR: Unlawful Detainer

INVITATION TO BID for the IMPROVEMENT OF BACOLOD SOUTH ROAD, RECREO-TUGUIS SECTION, K0043+967 TO K0044+308, PONTEVEDRA, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
The Bids and Awards Committee, DPWH Neg. Occ. 4 District Engineering Office, Bago City, Neg. Occ., through the SARO-BMB-A-12-0024517 intends to apply the sum of Php 9,799,857.31 being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract no. 012GN064. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The Bids and Awards Committee, DPWH Neg. Occ. 4th District Engineering Office, Bago City, Neg. Occ. now invites bids for the Asphalt with 344.00 lm. width = 12.9m and the total area is 4,437.60 sq.m. Completion of the Works required is 35 Calendar Days. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II, Instruction to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH Neg. Occ. 4th District Engineering Office, Bago City, Negros Occidental and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Ten Thousand Pesos (Php 10,000.00). It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidder shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids. The Bids and Awards Committee, DPWH Neg. Occ. 4th District Engineering Office, Bago City, Neg. Occ. will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on December 6, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at BAC Office, DPWH Neg. Occ. 4th DEO, Bago City, Neg. Occ., which shall be open to all interested parties. Letters of Intent (LOIs) and/or applications for eligibility (NR003) and latest Class A documents are to be accepted by the BAC together with the Bids and other relevant documents on or before the deadline for submission of Bids. A contractor must present their Contractors Registration Certificate (CRC) in person or thru their authorized representative as reflected in their CRC with their valid IDs upon buying and submission of bids. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 19, 2012 until 9:00 A.M. and to be opened at 2:00 P.M. of the same day at BAC Office, DPWH Neg. Occ. 4th DEO, Bago City, Neg. Occ. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. The Bids and Awards Committee, DPWH Neg. Occ. 4th District Engineering Office, Bago City, Neg. Occ. reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: MARIO T. MULETA Head, BAC TWG Mobile No. 09298633408 DPWH Neg. Occ. 4th DEO Bago City, Neg. Occ. Tel. Nos. (034) 4610-599, (034)4611-250 & (034)7324632 Email Add: dpwhnegocc4thdeo@yahoo.com.ph. MAGDALENO C. RUIZ Head, BAC Secretariat Mobile No. 09173098007 DPWH Neg. Occ. 4th DEO Bago City, Neg. Occ. Tel. Nos. (034) 4610-599, (034)4611-250 & (034)7324632 Email Add: dpwhnegocc4thdeo@yahoo.com.ph. (Sgd.) RICARDO C. GARAYGAY Acting Assistant District Engineer BAC Chairman Noted: (Sgd.) EMMANUEL C. MENDIGUARIN OIC-District Engineer
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ANGELINA GUECO DABU and ALL PERSONS CLAIMING RIGHTS UNDER THEM, Defendant. x-------------------------------------------------------x COMPLAINT PLAINTIFF PHILIPPINE SAVINGS undersigned counsel, respectfully alleges:

1. Plaintiff is a thrift bank duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, with principal place of business at PS Bank Center, 777 Paseo de Roxas cor. Sedeo Sts., Makati City. 2. Defendant, ANGELINA GUECO DABU, Filipino citizens, of legal age and with residences at LOT12 BLAK 25 ROAD 7 PROJECT 6 QUEZON CITY and LOT12 BLK 25 ROAD 7 PROJECT 6 QUEZON CITY, where they may be served with summons and other court processes. 3. Plaintiff is the registered owner of the parcel of land ("property") located at LOT12 BLK 25 ROAD 7 PROJECT 6 QUEZON CITY and covered by Condominium Certificate of Title No. N-253302, issued by the Registry of deeds of QUEZON CITY; 4. On FEBRUARY 25, 2012 Plaintiff and Defendants executed a Contract to Sell ("contract"), under which provisions, Plaintiff agreed to sell, and Defendant agreed to buy the property, together with its existing improvements, if any, subject to the following terms and conditions: 1. PURCHASE PRICE - The purchase for the said real property shall be PESOS:SEVEN MILLION TWO HUNDRED FORTY SEVEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN & 67/100 (P7,247,667.67), Philippine Currency, to be paid by the BUYER at the SELLER's office located at 777 Paseo de Roxas corner Sedeo, PSBank Center, Makati City without need of notice and/ or demand as follows: a. DOWNPAYMENT - The amount of PESOS: ONE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED FORTY NINE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR ONLY (P1,449,534.00), Philippine Currency as down payment upon the execution of this contract: b. BALANCE OF PURCHASE PRICE The balance of PESOS: FIVE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY EIGHT THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTY THREE & 67/100 ONLY (P 5,798,133.67) Philippine Currency, shall be paid within FOUR (4) monthly installments as provided for in paragraph c and its subsections indicated below; xxx xxx xxx 3. DEFAULT - In the event the BUYER fails to pay the balance of the purchase price due under Par 1 (b) or fails to comply with any other terms, conditions, or obligations herein stated, then the SELLER may cancel this contract by giving the BUYER a written notice thereof, in which case the down payment and all amortizations paid pursuant to Par. 1 (a) shall be deemed forfeited in favor of the SELLER by way of liquidated damages and lost business opportunities subject to the provisions of RA No. 6552, otherwise known as the Maceda Law. xxx xxx xxx A copy of the contract is hereto attached as Annex "A". 5. Upon execution of the contract, Defendant was allowed to take possession and occupy the property. 6. Defendant violated the terms and conditions of the contract when she failed to pay the monthly amortizations due and payable amounting to Php7,083,216.65, net of pernalties and other charges; 7. In view of the Defendant's failure to pay the amortizations due despite demands, Plaintiff cancelled the contract by way of Notice of Notarial Cancellation, dated June 2, 2010, receipt of which was acknowledged on July 16, 2010. Copies of the Notice of Notarial Cancellation as well as the proof of its delivery are hereto attached as Annexes "B" and "B-1" respectively. 8. Thereafter, the plaintiff demanded from the Defendant that they vacate the premises of the subject property and surrender its possession to the Plaintiff as stipulated in the said Contract to Sell, however, the defendant failed and refused to do so, despite such demands. A copy of the notice to vacate upon the defendant dated August 19, 2010, as well as the proof of it's delivery last August 27, 2010 are hereto attached as Annexes "C" and "C-1" respectively 9. In view of the continued and unjustified failure and/or refusal of Defendant to vacate the premises and surrender possession of the subject property to the Plaintiff, the latter was compelled to institute this complaint and to hire the services of counsel to protect its interest, for which defendant should be held liable in the amount of P10,000.00 as attorney's fees. PRAYER WHEREFORE, foregoing premises considered, Plaintiff respectfully prays that after notice and hearing, judgment be rendered in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendants as follows:

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The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening of bid. To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/ fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCW-Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents 2. Pre-Bid Conference 3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders 4. Receipt of Bids 5. Opening of Bids November 27 December 21, 2012 December 9, 2012 December 14, 2012 December 21, 2012, 10:00 A.M. December 21, 2012, 2:00 P.M.

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-3rd District Engineering Office, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Php 25,000.00 for CID#12JG0048; Php 10,000.00 for CID#12JG0049 and Php 1,000.00 for CID#12JG0050. Filing of Letter of Intent (LOI) is free of charge. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH web site, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids Documents. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The DPWH-3rd District Engineering Office, Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s. Approved by: (Sgd.) INOCENCIO P. SABUGAL BAC Chairman
(MST-Nov. 29, Dec. 6 & 13, 2012) (MST-Nov. 29, 2012)

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS Regional Office I San Fernando City, La Union

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Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS Office of the Regional Director
Region II- Cagayan Valley Region Tuguegarao City INVITATION TO BID
The DPWH Regional Office No. 2 through Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contracts. 1. Contract ID: Contract Name: 12B00028 Replacement/Rehabilitation/Strengthening of Permanent Bridges Generated from Bridge Management System (BMS), Namuac Bridge along Manila North Road Contract Location: Cagayan Brief Description: Construction of 3 spans @36.50m PSC Girder Type VI Continuous spans L=110.40m (Back to Back of Backwalls) 2-abutments resting on 2 -1.40m bored piles 2- piers resting on 2 1.80m bored piles including approaches (1st and 2nd approaches) Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php71,702,400.00 Contract Duration: 291 C.D.

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS & HIGHWAYS REGION X Misamis Oriental 2nd Engineering District OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Balase Street, El Salvador City Misamis Oriental
FORM CW3.0

Invitation to Bid for the Widening of Sta. Cruz Bridge, KO445-120 (Badoc Section) and approaches; Widening of Box Culverts, KO461+295.50 & KO462+298.70 (Currimao Section) along MNR, Badoc & Currimao, Ilocos Norte
1. The DPWH-Regional Office I, through the 70% Savings from CY 2011 Infra Project (MNR, Badoc & Currimao) intends to apply the sum of Fourteen Million Nine Hundred Ninety Eight Thousand Six Hundred Fifty One Pesos and Ninety One Centavos (P14,998,651.91) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the Widening of Sta. Cruz Bridge, KO445-120(Badoc Section) and approaches; Widening of Box Culverts, KO461+295.50 & KO462+298.70 (Currimao Section) along MNR, Badoc & Currimao, Ilocos Norte with contract ID No. 12A00018(Re-Bid). Bid received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The DPWH-Regional Office I now invites bids for the widening of existing 1 span 15 m RCDG resting on 400mm x 400mm Reinforced Concrete Piles (Badoc Section). PCCP widening and Bridge approaches with thickness of 280 mm. Construction of Slope Protections, Stone Masonry and Grouted Riprap. Extensions of two (2) Box Culvert, 3.5m each side along Currimao Section. Completion of the Works is One Hundred Fifty (150) cal. days. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instruction to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. 4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Reg. I and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Php 25,000.00. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the DPWH, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids. 6. The DPWH-Regional Office I will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on December 6, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at the DPWH, 2nd floor, RO I Conference Room, San Fernando City, La Union, which shall be open only to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered on or before December 18, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at the DPWH, 2nd floor, RO I Conference Room, San Fernando City, La Union. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the aforesaid address. Late bids shall not be accepted. 8. The DPWH reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: BAC SECRETARIAT DPWH-Regional Office I Aguila Road, San Fernando City, La Union Telefax: (072) 242-9351 (Sgd.) CORNELIO G. AMITA BAC Chairman
(MST-NOV. 29, 2012)

INVITATION TO BID
The DPWH-Misamis Oriental 2nd Engineering District, through its Bids and Awards Committee invites contractors to apply for eligibility and if found eligible, to bid for the following contract: 1. a. Contract ID: b. Name of Project: c. Location: d. Brief Description: 12KL0068 JNH Poblacion-Talacogon-Aya-aya Road Concreting Lugait, Misamis Oriental Concreting of road with a total length of 6.886.12 Km,; width is 4.00m and thickness of pavement is 0.15m. inluding const of line canal with a total length of 1,596.00m. and curb and gutter with total length of 760.00m e. Major Items of work: Item 311-Portland Cement Concrete Pavement f. Estimated Project Cost: PHP 32,418,578,20 g. Source of Funds: FY 2012 DAR h. Duration: 240 CD

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Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in accordance with RA 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. The bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchased bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) wit PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the DPWH-POCW central Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCW-Central Office will only process contractors application for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph . The significant time and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. 2. 3. 4. Issuance of Bidding Documents Pre-Bid Conference Receipt of Bids Opening of Bids Nov.29-December 19, 2012 December 6, 2012 10:00 AM, December 19, 2012 10:30 AM, December 19, 2012

Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. To bid for this contract, a contractor must purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration, to the DPWH-POCW, Central Office before the the deadline set below for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW, Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www. dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents 2. Pre-Bid Conference 3.Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders 4. Receipt of Bids 5. Opening of Bids From: November 29, 2012 to December 18, 2012 December 6, 2012 @ 2:00 oclock p.m. Deadline: December 13, 2012 until 4:00 p.m. Deadline: December 18, 2012 until 1:00 p.m. December 18, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.

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Letter of Intents (LOIs) and/or applications for eligibility and latest Class A documents are to be accepted by the BAC together with the Bids and other relevant documents on or before the deadline for submission of bids. The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the DPWH Regional Office No. 2, upon payment of a non refundable fee of P30,000.00. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if available prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids documents. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The DPWH Regional Office No. 2 reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability. Approved by: (Sgd.) MELANIO C. BRIOSOS, CESO IV Assistant Regional Director (BAC Chairman)
(MST-NOV. 29, 2012)

Prospective bidders may download the Registration and LOI Forms from the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The BAC will issue hard copies of LOI Forms at DPWH-Misamis Oriental 2nd Engineering District, free of charge. The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-Misamis Oriental 2nd Engineering District, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Twenty Thousand Pesos only (PHP 20,000.00). Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bid documents. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the Contractors Registration Certificate (CRC). The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The DPWH-Misamis Oriental 2nd Engineering District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders. Approved by: (Sgd.) ARCHILLES B. PIMENTEL BAC-Chairman Chief, Planning & Design Section Noted: (Sgd.) NOEL R. OCLARIT District Engineer
(MST-NOV. 29, 2012)

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION SOUTH MANILA ENGINEERING DISTRICT
8th Street, Port Area, Manila

Invitation to Bid for;


1. Contract ID No. Contract Name: Contract Location: Scope of Work: Source of fund and year: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Contract Duration: Cost of Bid Documents: 1) 12OH0210 Proposed Repair/Rehab./Improvement of COA Storage Room at RWS 2nd St., Port Area, Manila Manila City Repair/Rehabilitation of COA Storage Room GAA (Ph. P 5,486,717.74) 90 cal. days Ph. P 10,000.00

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR Region VII South Road Properties (SRP), Cebu City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways Region III OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER

Pampanga 2 nd District Engineering Office San Antonio, Guagua, Pampanga


INVITATION TO BID FOR
1. Contract ID No. : Contract Name: 12CH0082 Repair/Rehabilitation (including facilities) Phase II of Jose S. Lapid District Hospital (formerly Porac District Hospital) Babo Sacan, Porac, Pampanga Repair/Rehabilitation

Invitation to Bid
November 28,2012
The Department of Public Works and Highways through the Regular Infra CY 2012. Intends to apply the sum of Php 250 ,719,747.25 being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) for each project to payments under the contract ID NO. 12H00091 for the project stated below. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. 1. The Department of Public Works and Highways now invites bids for the project below. 12H00091-Php 250,719,747.25 Road Upgrading (Gravel to Paved) on Gravel Road strategies, Traffic Benchmark for Upgrading to Ave. National road standards (HDM-4 Project Analysis) Intermittent Sections Guihulngan Baloc-Isabela Road, Negros Oriental 1. Sec.1-K0125+955-K0126+443 2. Sec.2-K0126+595-K0127+101 3. Sec.3-K0127+308-K0127+510 4. Sec.4-K0127+821-K0127+891 5. Sec.5-K0130+000-K0130+659 6. Sec.6-K0130+837-K0131+294 7. Sec.7-K0131+895-K0132+930 8. Sec.8-K0133+229-K0138+000 9. Sec.9-K0138+316-K0142+294

The South Manila Engineering District, through the [above indicated source of funding and year] intends to apply the sum of [Phil P 5,486,717.74], being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for [the above indicated name/no. of contract]. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The South Manila Engineering District, now invites bids for [various construction projects indicated above].Completion of the Works is required [90 calendar days]. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II, Instructions to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using nondiscretionary pass/fail criterion in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. LOIs and/or applications for eligibility and latest Class A documents are to be accepted by the BAC together with the Bids and other relevant documents on or before the deadline for submission of Bids.

Contract Location: Work Description: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php19, 333,294.91 Contract Duration: 75 CD Non-Refundable Bid Doc Fee: 25,000.00

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The DPWH-Pampanga 2nd District Engineering Office through the PDAF 2012 intends to apply the sum of (as indicated above) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for (as listed above)). Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The DPWH-Pampanga 2nd District Engineering Office, now invites for (see work description above). Completion of the Works is required (see expected contract duration above). Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instruction to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. Interested Bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Pampanga 2nd District Engineering Office, San Antonio, Guagua, Pampanga and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. 12:00 N.N. & 1:00 P.M. 5:00 P.M. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of (as indicated above). It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procuring System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids. The DPWH-Pampanga 2nd District Engineering Office will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on December 04, 2012, 2:00 P.M. at DPWH-Pampanga 2nd District Engineering Office Conference Room which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 17, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at DPWH Pampanga 2nd DEO Conference Room. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. The DPWH-Pampanga 2nd District Engineering Office reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: EMELY O. TAYAG BAC-Secretariat DPWH-Pampanga 2nd DEO San Antonio, Guagua, Pampanga Tel No. 434 1004 / 434 1005 Email Add. pamp2nd_deo@yahoo.com (Sgd.) GENE D. GONZALES BAC-Chairman
(MST-NOV. 29, 2012)

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It involves road Upgrading to PCCP-Plain (230mm thick) Completion of Work 720 C.D. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the Project, equivalent to at least fifty percent (50%) of the ABC. Contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) together with their class A Documents with a Net financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or a credit line commitment from a reputable universal bank and commercial banks for at least 10% of ABC. Deadline of which is on December 17,2012 at 9:00 A.M. 2. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. 3. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Region VII and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Php 50,000.00 It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the DPWH, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents until 10:00 A.M. on the day of submission of their bids-December 17, 2012. 5. The Department of Public Works and Highways will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on December 4, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at DPWH Conference Room, DPWH Regional Office VII, South RoadProperties, Cebu City which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents. Bids must be delivered on or before December 17, 2012, 1:00-1:30 P.M. at DPWHConference Room, DPWH Regional Office No. VII, South Road Properties, Cebu City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the aforesaid address. Late bids shall not be accepted. 7. The DPWH reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: ENGR. ROSEMARY T. GEPTE Head, BAC Secretariat Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office VII South Road Properties, Cebu City (032) 411-6752 (Sgd.) Atty.AYAON S. MANGGIS BAC Chairman
(MST-NOV. 29, 2012)

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Interested Bidders may obtain further information from South Manila Engineering District, and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from [8:0012:00 A.M. and 1:00-5:00 P.M.]. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of [indicated above]. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids.

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The South Manila Engineering District, will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on [December 6, 2012- 10:00 A.M.] at [SMED-BAC OFFICE, PORT AREA, MANILA], which shall be open to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before [December 18, 201209:00 A.M.] at [SMED-BAC OFFICE, PORT AREA, MANILA]. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.

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Bids will be opened on December 18-19, 2012 at 02:00 P.M. The South Manila Engineering District, reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected or bidders. For Further information, please refer to:
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Engr. RUPERTO H. PINGOL Head, BAC Secretariat/Procurement Staff South Manila Engineering District, NCR, DPWH 1018 -8TH Street corner Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila Tel. no. 023044020 rupertopingol@yahoo.com Fax no. 025279727 (Sgd.) GUILLERMO D. SALASAC Officer in Charge Office of the Assistant District Engineer BAC Chairperson NOTED: (Sgd.) MIKUNUG D. MACUD District Engineer
(MST-NOV. 29, 2012)

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