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TODAY
Standard
Vol. XXVI No. 273 18 Pages, 3 Sections
P18.00 Friday, January 4, 2013
Standard
www.manilastandardtoday.com mst@mstandardtoday.com
Garcia isolated,
powerless now
THE Aquino administration
has adopted a new budget pol-
icy of a one-year lapse period
for allocations for personal
services.
Budget Secretary Floren-
cio Abad said on Thursday
that this was in line with the
governments efforts to im-
prove transparency, account-
ability, and openness in public
spending.
Spend it or lose it
By Riera U. Mallari
and Ronnie Nathanielsz
IN THE next couple of weeks, Manny
Pacquiaos best friend should not be
his promoter, nor trainer, but his
doctor.
The Filipino ring icon is
showing early signs of Par-
kinsons disease, the same
afiction being suffered
by his fellow boxing
great Muhammad Ali,
and to a lesser extent,
his American trainer
Freddie Roach.
This was the ob-
servation of neu-
rologist Dr. Rus-
tico Jimenez, Private
Hospitals Association
of the Philippines pres-
ident, who on Thursday
told the Manila Standard
that Pacquiaos stammer-
ing and hand twitching are
among the early signs of Par-
kinsons Disease.
Gusto ko nga mali ako sa ak-
ing obserbasyon. Ang sa akin na-
man personal observation ko lang
when he is interviewed. I havent seen
him up close, but from what Ive seen on
TV, parang may early signs (of Parkin-
sons). We all want him (Pacquiao) always
in the pink of health. We want him to ride into
the sunset and enjoy his fortune, fame and fam-
ily as a healthy man when he gets old, said Dr.
Jimenez.
The doctor then urged the Filipino champion to
undergo a battery of tests in the US, just to make
sure.
Yung sa atin naman ay pagmamahal lang
sa ating Pambansang Kamao. Nais lang naman
nating magsiguro, ayaw natin siyang matulad sa
mga iba na mayroon nang ganitong karamda-
man, said Dr. Jimenez.
By Joyce Pangco-Paares, Maricel
V. Cruz and Gigi Munoz-David
MALACAANG on Thursday defended the appoint-
ment of Akbayan Rep. Arlene Kaka Bag-ao as care-
taker of Dinagat Islands, saying that the appointment
was a prerogative of Congress.
Thats entirely a legislative prerogative. The Speak-
er (Rep. Sonny Belmonte), decided to appoint Congress-
woman Kaka Bag-Ao. If you recall, Kaka Bag-Ao is a
native of Dinagat so maybe perhaps thats the reason why
Speaker Belmonte appointed Congresswoman Kaka Bag-
Ao to be the caretaker, said presidential spokesman Edwin
Lacierda.
Bag-ao was appointed by Speaker Belmonte to take over the
post vacated by cult leader and former Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr.,
who had been stricken off the congressional roster after the
Supreme Court afrmed the Sandiganbayans guilty verdict
against him.
By Christine F. Herrera
AT LEAST 33 former lawmakers are
attempting a comeback to challenge in-
cumbent congressmen in the 2013 mid-
term elections, with some of them run-
ning as independents because the ruling
Liberal Party chose to back the sitting
representatives.
Among the more prominent, former
House minority leader Ronaldo Zamo-
ra, who was the manager of the presi-
dential campaign of Senator Manny
Villar in 2010, is running in the lone
district of San Juan under the Partido
Magdiwang.
He is squaring off against neophyte
Jannah Ejercito of the Nationalist Peo-
ples Coalition for a post that was va-
cated by San Juan City Rep. JV Ejercito,
who is running for senator under the
United Nationalist Alliance, led by his
father, former President Joseph Estrada,
Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senate
President Juan Ponce Enrile.
Former Cavite congressman Gilbert
Remulla is making a comeback in 7th
District that will be vacated by his broth-
er, House Deputy Speaker Jesus Crisp-
in Remulla, whose term ends in 2013
and who has opted to run for mayor of
Tagaytay City.
Both party stalwarts, the Remullas are
running under the Nacionalista banner.
In Mindanao, it will be a three-cornered
ght among the Plazas in the second
district of Agusan del Sur, with former
congressman Rodolfo Plaza of the NPC
challenging his sister, the incumbent, Ev-
elyn Plaza-Mellana of the National Unity
Party and cousin Mauricio Plaza Jr., who
is running as an independent.
By Francisco Tuyay
NATIONAL Police Chief
Alan Purisima on Thursday
expressed optimism his men
would nd and arrest the per-
son responsible for the death
of 7-year-old Stephanie Ni-
cole Ella who was hit by a
stray bullet on New Years
Eve.
He vowed to follow
Stephanies case even as po-
lice investigators started trac-
ing the whereabouts of the
man who had red the shot
that killed her.
The girl and her family
were watching reworks in
Caloocan City when she was
hit in the head and died in
hospital two days later.
Her death led ofcials on
Thursday to call for a stricter
enforcement of gun laws and
a relentless campaign to go
after loose rearms.
The law must be enforced
to the letter, Vice President
Jejomar Binay said.
Garcia has ceased to function as gov-
ernor. We already have an acting governor.
The Capitol is now operating normally,
said Hilario Davide, chairman of the rul-
ing Liberal Party (LP).
But Agnes Magpale said Garcias de-
ance was being assessed on day-to-day
basis, hinting that she might take
drastic action if her (Gar-
cias) presence disrupts
the business of gov-
ernance in Cebu.
She said she
might cut off
the water and
electricity supply to
Garcias ofce to
force her out be-
cause majority
of Cebuanos are
impatient to
see the sus-
pension be-
ing carried
out.
People have been
asking when will she
(Garcia) leave. When
will we remove her. I
think that is the senti-
ment now, Magpale
said.
Garcia, a two-term
governor who has an-
nounced plans to run as
congressman in Cebus
third district, has pad-
locked and chained the
doors and windows of
her ofce to prevent ef-
forts to bodily take her out.
Davide is the LP candidate for governor in
elections in May against John Pablo Garcia, the
suspended governors brother. Magpale is run-
ning for re-elections as vice governor of Davide.
Garcia called on Cebuanos for people pow-
er support last weekend but the response has
been lukewarm and even the presence of po-
licemen guarding the Capitol have dwindled in
the past few days.
8AM, 3 JAN. 2013
(INITIAL POSITION)
PM, 4 JAN. 2013
(INITIAL POSITION)
TROPICAL
DEPRESSION AURING
PAGASAs forecast
track Auring to leave
the Philippine Area of
Responsibility (PAR) by
Friday evening.
WEATHER
IS PACMAN FIT?
Doc sees early signs
of Parkinsons
Stiffer rule
on cracker
making up
Story on A2
By Joel E. Zurbano
and Vito Barcelo
THE Elections Commission
said on Thursday that it would
automate the election in seven
selected countries for overseas
Filipino voters.
Commissioner Lucenito Ta-
gle said 36 precinct optical scan
machines will be dispatched and
used for Filipino voters in voting
polls in Hong Kong, Singapore,
Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Kuwait,
Dubai, and Riyadh for the May
13 mid-term polls.
Of the seven countries,
Hong Kong has the highest
number of voters with 101,482,
followed by Singapore with
36,323 registered voters while
Abu Dhabi has 21,418 regis-
tered voters.
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MALACAANG said
Thursday it wanted to
rst study a proposal
from the National Police
to classify powerful re-
crackers as improvised
explosive devices before
approving it. Next page
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By Maricel V. Cruz and AP
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino
III picked a ght with the church
over contraceptives and won a
victory that bared the Catholic
bishops worst nightmare: They
no longer sway the masses.
Aquino last month signed the
Responsible Parenthood and Re-
productive Health Act of 2012
quietly and without customary
handshakes and photographs to
avoid controversy. The law that
provides state funding for con-
traceptives for the poor pitted the
dominant Catholic Church in an
epic battle against the popular
Aquino and his followers.
A couple with links to the
church, lawyers James and Love-
ly-Ann Imbong, led a motion
Wednesday to stop implementation
of the law, and more petitions are
expected. Still, there is no denying
that Aquinos approval of the legis-
lation has chipped away at the clout
the church has held over Filipinos,
and marked the passing of an era
in which it was taboo to defy the
church and priests.
The Palace on Thursday said
the government is ready to defend
the RH law where it has been
challenged by Catholic lawyers.
That was expected from our
friends who are opposed to the
law, said presidential spokes-
man Edwin Lacierda.
Catholic leaders consider the
law an attack on the churchs
By Joyce Pangco Paares, Bart Ochea and Rey Requejo
CEBUS political leaders said on Thursday suspended gov-
ernor Gwendolyn Garcia, who locked herself in at the pro-
vincial capitol since December 19, has become isolated and
powerless it might not be necessary to bodily take her out.
Magpale
NASHVILLE, TennUnfor-
gettable songs like Tennessee
Waltz and (How Much Is That)
Doggie in the Window? made
Patti Page the best-selling female
singer of the 1950s and a star who
would spend much of the rest of
her life traveling the world.
When unspecied health
problems nally stopped her
decades of touring, though,
Page wrote a sad-but-resolute
letter to her fans late last year
about the change.
Although I feel I still have
the voice God gave me, physical
impairments are preventing me
from using that voice as I had
for so many years, Page wrote.
It is only He who knows what
the future holds.
Page died on New Years
Day in Encinitas, Calif., ac-
cording to publicist Schatzi
Hageman, ending one of pop
musics most diverse careers.
She was 85 and just ve weeks
away from being honored at the
Grammy Awards with a Life-
time Achievement Award from
The Recording Academy.
Page achieved several career
milestones in American pop cul-
ture, but shell be remembered
for indelible hits that crossed
the articial categorizations of
music and remained atop the
charts for months to reach a
truly national audience.
Tennessee Waltz scored the
rare achievement of reaching No.
1 on the pop, country and R&B
charts simultaneously and was
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ManilaStandardToday mst.daydesk@gmail.com JANUARY 4, 2013 FRIDAY
A2
HEAVY rain spawned by tropical
depression Auring forced thou-
sands of residents of Zamboanga
del Norte to ee to higher ground
as the rivers swelled and inun-
dated low-lying areas, the weather
bureau said on Thursday.
At least 90 families were
forced to evacuate as Auring,
the rst storm to enter the Philip-
pines this year, damaged bridges
and triggered landslides.
The storm was expected to
be 180 kilometers southwest of
Puerto Princesa City today and
outside the Philippines by Fri-
day night.
Weathermen placed nine
provinces under storm signal
no. 1, and those were Palawan,
the southern part of the Negros
provinces, Siquijor Island, La-
nao Del Norte, Lanao Del Sur,
Misamis Occidental, Zambo-
anga del Norte, Zamboanga del
Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay.
They said the Visayas and
Mindanao would continue to
have cloudy skies with light rain,
while the rest of the country in-
cluding Metro Manila would be
partly clouding with brief rain
showers or thunderstorms.
National Disaster Risk Reduc-
tion and Management Council
Executive Director Benito Ra-
mos said a red alert was auto-
matically raised in all the prov-
inces under storm signal No. 1.
Its automatic to caution the
residents living in low-lying
and mountainous areas that are
prone to ash oods and land-
slides, he said.
The Coast Guard rescued
around 200 passengers on
Thursday morning after a pas-
senger ship coming from Zam-
boanga City ran aground while
preparing to dock in Dumaguete
City.
Big waves forced the ship to
run aground, Chief Petty Of-
cer Crispin Chiong said.
We immediately hauled all the
passengers and no one was hurt
in the incident. Francisco Tuy-
ay, Jonathan Fernandez and
Florante S. Solmerin
9 provinces
affected by
new storm
Automated...
The Foreign Affairs depart-
ment announced recently that
close to a million overseas absen-
tee voters have registered for the
next elections. It said the gure,
which stood at exactly 988, 384,
marked a milestone for overseas
absentee voters for Filipinos who
are working or living abroad.
Of the total number, 398,554
OAV were new registrants.
The new gures surpassed the
total number of registrants in 2004,
which had 364,187 OAV; followed
by 2007 with only 143,236; and in
2010 with 235,950.
The Overseas Absentee Vot-
ing Act of 2003 allows qualied
Filipino citizens residing abroad
to vote for president, vice presi-
dent, senators and party-list rep-
resentatives.
Filipinos with dual citizenship
or those who have reacquired or
retained their Philippine citizen-
ship under RA 9225 may also vote.
Meanwhile, the Immigra-
tion bureau said that more than
30,000 Filipinos living abroad
reacquired their Philippine citi-
zenship under RA 9225.
Immigration Commissioner
Ricardo David Jr. said that in
2012, the bureau processed a
total of 30,362 applications for
dual citizenship.
Under RA 9225, also known as
the citizenship retention and re-
acquisition act of 2003, natural-
born Filipinos who became natu-
ralized citizens of other countries
are deemed not to have lost their
citizenship by taking the required
oath of allegiance to the Philip-
pine republic.
David said that a total of 5,564
applicants led their petitions
at the BI main ofce in Manila
while the rest applied in various
Philippine consulates abroad.
There were more applicants last
year compared to 2011 when only
19,328 petitions were processed,
of which 15,657 originated from
the Philippine consulates.
BI legal ofcer Marc Anthony
Antonio, who heads the BI task
force on RA 9225, explained that
all natural-born Filipinos who lost
their Philippine citizenship can
avail of the benets of the law.
He estimated that since RA
9225 was implemented in 2004,
no less than 150,000 former Fili-
pinos worldwide may have al-
ready availed of the said law.
Antonio said that an applicant
is required to pay a fee of P3,000
and the petition is immediately
processed if all documentary re-
quirements are submitted.
Assigning...
Ecleo was found guilty of ir-
regularities in several infrastructure
projects in San Jose, Surigao del
Norte, where he served as mayor
from 1991 to 1994, and was sen-
tenced to 18-31 years in prison and
ordered to pay P2.8 million to the
government.
He was also convicted last April of
killing his young wife in 2002.
Dinagat has been deprived of
representation and the benets of na-
tional government by reason of the
issue before the Supreme Court. And
so, for the past number of years, they
have been deprived of the IRAfrom
the national government.
Lacierda said the decision on
Ecleos casemay have prompted
Belmonte to appoint a caretaker in
his place.
But Bag-aos appointment, and
the subsequent move by the De-
partment of Budget Management
to release P140 million in pork bar-
rel funds to her ofce as Dinagat
caretaker, raised a howl of protests
from opposition lawmakers, who
accused Malacanang of practicing
political patronage and double
standard.
Zambales Rep. Milagros Mag-
saysay, a staunch critic of the Aquino
administration, slammed the govern-
ment for releasing Ecleos PDAF
through Bag-ao, while refusing to re-
lease the same funds to her and other
opposition lawmakers.
This just takes the cake. Aformer
solon still gets his PDAF through a
party list lawmaker while districts of
opposition congressmen have been
languishing for several years already
because the DBM refuses to release
their PDAF, Magsaysay said.
Even administration ally and ACT
Teachers party-list Rep. Antonio Ti-
nio said that Malacanangs action on
the Ecleo case proved that the Matu-
wid na Daan of President Benigno
Aquino III was all about patronage
politics.
Tinio questioned the timing
and the person that had become
the recipient of the pork barrel
and that the fund was meant to
exert inuence on the legislature
for the elections.
Magsaysay added that the DBMs
justication that the pork was re-
leased because it belonged to the peo-
ple, should have been the same prin-
ciple that it should have considered
when it decided to stop the release of
the PDAF of several opposition con-
gressmen for years now.
She said Malacanangs move as
politically motivated as the funded
projects were being used as a tool to
boost the image of Bag-ao, who is
vying for a congressional seat in the
May 2013 polls.
What kind of decision making
process was involved here? The
PDAF should not be made as a tool
to control congressmen, or to help
them win elections which projects
funded by pork will help them do,
Magsaysay asked.
She said the fund belonged to the
people and should be given whether
or not a congressman supported the
administration.
Militant group Anakbayan shared
Magsaysays sentiments, saying the
release of pork barrel funds to Bag-
ao, was meant to be an Akbayan
slush fund for the 2013 elections.
Anakbayan chairman Vencer
Crisostomo said that the move
smacked of corruption.
Aquino is clearly using the PDAF
release to manipulate the 2013 polls.
It is giving its allies undue advantage
over other candidates. DBM releases
should be looked into by the public,
he added.
Church...
core valuesthe sanctity of life
saying that contraceptives promote
promiscuity and destroy life.
Aquino and his allies see the leg-
islation as a way to address how the
poor roughly a third of the coun-
trys 94 million people manage
the number of children they have
and provide for them.
Nearly half of all pregnancies
in the Philippines are unwanted,
according to the U.N. Population
Fund, and a third of those end up
aborted in a country where abor-
tion remains illegal.
Lawmakers who supported the
RH bill played down the chances
that the Supreme Court petition
would prosper. I am very con-
dent the Supreme Court will up-
hold the constitutionalioty of the
RH law, said House Speaker Fe-
liciano Belmonte Jr. Every angle
has been throughly debated, in-
cluding its constitutionality.
Rampant poverty, overcrowd-
ed slums, and rising homeless-
ness and crime are main concerns
that neither the church nor Aqui-
nos predecessors have success-
fully tackled.
If the church can provide milk,
diapers and rice, then go ahead,
lets make more babies, said
Giselle Labadan, a 30-year-old
roadside vendor. But there are just
too many people now, too many
homeless people, and the church
doesnt help to feed them.
Labadan said she grew up in a
God-fearing family but has de-
ed the churchs position against
contraceptives for more than a
decade because her ve children,
age 2 to 12, were already far too
many for her meager income. Her
husband, a former army soldier,
is jobless.
She said that even though she
has used most types of contracep-
tives, she still considers herself
among the faithful. I still go to
church and pray. Its a part of my
life, Labadan said.
I have prayed before not to
have another child, but the con-
dom worked better, she said.
The law now faces a legal
challenge in the Supreme Court
after the couple led the motion,
which seems to cover more ideo-
logical than legal grounds. One of
the authors of the law, Rep. Edcel
Lagman, said Thursday that he
was not worried by the petition
and expected more to follow.
We are prepared for this, he
said. We are certain that the law
is completely constitutional and
will surmount any attack on or
test of its constitutionality.
Over the decades, moral and
political authority of the church
in the Philippines is perceived
to have waned with the passing
of one its icons, Cardinal Jaime
Sin. He shaped the role of the
church during the countrys dark-
est hours after dictator Ferdinand
Marcos imposed martial law
starting in 1972 by championing
the cause of civil advocacy, hu-
man rights and freedoms. Sins
action mirrored that of his strong
backer, Pope John Paul II, who
himself challenged communist
rulers in Eastern Europe.
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In Agusan del Norte, former
congressman Roan Libarios is
squaring off with Butuan City
Mayor Lawrence Fortun of the
LP. Former National Food Au-
thority Administrator Angelito
Banayo backed out of the race
due to health reasons.
Libarios, who resigned as pres-
ident of the Integrated Bar of the
Philippines to vie for the House
seat, was prosecutor during the
aborted impeachment trial of Es-
trada, who agreed to endorse the
former congressman as UNA of-
cial candidate.
Throughout the country, the
most contested House seat is the
1st district of Caloocan City with
10 candidates vying for the po-
sition that was to be vacated by
Oscar Malapitan of the Natciona-
lista Party.
Cebu has the most number of
former lawmakers seeking to re-
turn to Congress.
Of the 10 candidates in Caloo-
can, two were elded by the LP,
with Caloocan City Mayor En-
rico Echiverri ghting it out with
his party mate Violeta Buela.
The Liberals would be pit-
ted against UNA candidate Dale
Malapitan, son of the congress-
man, and against seven others
who are running as independent.
In the 2nd District, former Caloo-
can City congressman Luis Asistio
of the NPC is challenging re-elec-
tionist Rep. Mary Mitzi Cajayon of
the National Union Party.
In Quezon Citys 3rd District,
it will be a rematch between for-
mer congrssman Matias Defensor
Jr. of UNA and the Liberals Rep.
Jorge Banal, who defeated the
former in the 2010 polls.
In the newly created 5th Dis-
trict, two former congressmen
Mary Ann Susano of KKK and
Dante Liban of UNA are vying
for the seat that is also being con-
tested by Quezon City Councilor
Alfredo.
Stiffer...
And if the proposal was ad-
opted, anyone arrested for manu-
facturing or possessing powerful
recrackers would be arrested
and would not be allowed to post
bail, presidential spokesman Ed-
win Lacierda said.
We just have to make sure
that rights are preserved or not
violated, and also to see exactly
what it means when we catego-
rize them as IED, Lacierda said.
We will see rst the details of
the proposal.
National Police chief Alan
Purisima said classifying high-
powered recrackers as IEDs
would help the governmen regu-
late illegal products.
Only recrackers with less
than 0.2 grams of incendiary
powder are considered legal.
President Benigno Aquino III
earlier ordered a study of the
proposals to ban all types of re-
crackers and to penalize revelers
who damage public property.
The Bureau of Fire Protection
earlier proposed a total ban on
all recrackers. Joyce Pangco
Paares and Macon Ramos-
Araneta
Garcia...
The Court of Appeals had de-
ferred action on her petition for
restraining order until January
10 when it was scheduled to start
oral arguments on her six months
suspension for alleged abuse of
authority.
Garcia said the case, which
was based on charges that she
usurped the authority of the
late Vice Governor Gregorio
Sanchez, was illegal, arbitrary
and politically-motivated.
She vowed to cling on to her
post and will oppose any effort to
drag her out of the capitol. As I
said I will stay here and I will de-
fend this ofce. I will resist any
attempt to bodily remove me,
she said.
Cebu Rep. Tomas Osmena de-
scribed Garcia as a squatter at
the capitol using government re-
sources for her own end and he
supported Magpales intention to
cut off power and water supply to
the governors ofce.
Solicitor General Francis
Jardeleza said Garcias suspen-
sion was an exercise of admin-
istrative power by the president
and his decision was nal and
executory, which could not be
ovetuned by a restraining order.
On Garcias claim that she
was charged with an old case
that Malacanang revived to
serve political ends and that
the complainant has died,
Jardeleza said the death of the
complainant does not automat-
ically extinguish the case in
administrative cases.
Once an administrative case
is given due course, the govern-
ment becomes the real aggrieved
party and the complainants death
will not exonerate the public of-
cial of administrative charges,
Jardeleza said.
On Garcias claim that the
charges lapsed because they were
made beyond the required 120-
day period, Jardeleza said: The
alleged delay in the resolution
does not affect the validity of the
decision.
Queried by reporters how she
managed to live in her ofce
for more than two weeks, Gar-
cia said she has to improvise
on everything from sleeping to
bathing.
I dont have a bed here. I sleep
on the oor. This has been a learn-
ing experience for me. No show-
er, I use a pail, she said.
But still, during Christmas and
New Years Eve, my entire family
came, and I realized Christmas is
not about the place but about the
people, Garcia said.
Doc...
Sa US, maraming neurologi-
cal centers na puwede siyang
piliin, where he will undergo a
battery of tests such as PET Scans
and the like.
Mayroon ding mga chemi-
cal tests na gagawin sa kanya,
its very complicated and its not
available here, the doctor added.
While not all boxers will end
up with brain injuries or illnesses,
a few popular ones, like Ali and
Roach, end up with Parkinsons
Disease, a brain disorder that causes
lost of memory and motor skills.
Some even lead to Alzheimers
disease, a form of dementia which is
a more severe loss of brain function
that affects memory and thinking.
Pacquiao suffered a concussion
when he was knocked out cold by
Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez
in the sixth round of their fourth
clash last Dec. 8 at the MGM
Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada,
USA. A concussion leads to tem-
porarily lost of consciousness af-
ter being hit in the head.
Manila Standard could not
reach the ghting congressman,
who was in Isarel and will return
to the Philippines on Jan. 8.
However, his friend/adviser
Rex Wakee Salud, himself a
promoter of boxing ghts, agreed
with Dr. Jimenezs suggestions.
Wala akong nakikita (twitching
and stammering), pero doktor yan,
mas alam nila yan. Siguro, mag-
undergo ng tests si Manny para mag-
karoon din ng peace of mind ang mga
tao. Knowing Manny, papayag yun
mag-neuro test siya, Salud said.
The Filipino ring icon has since
been cleared by Vegas and Fili-
pino doctors, but the possibility of
him ending up with Parkinsons
disease is there due to several
head traumas he has accumulated
through years of boxing.
We dont want him wheelchair-
bound. Yang kasing Parkinsons is
a progressive disease, once it hits
you, tuluy-tuloy na yan and we
dont want that to happen to our
source of national pride, the doc-
tor continued. Unsolicited ito, pero
from a doctors point of view, mas
maigi siguro kung magretiro na
siya ngayon, kasi the more blows
the head he gets, the bigger the
chance of getting the disease.
Calls for Pacquiao to retire, led
by his mother Dionisia, had been
loudest after the loss to Marquez
as everyone fears he might be
gravely injured, like fellow elite
boxer Z Gorres, whose career
ended after suffering from blood
clot and swelling in the brain.
In a ght he was winning on
Nov. 13, 2009 against Luis Me-
lendez, Gorres was knocked down
with 30 seconds remaining in the
nal round. He collapsed in the ring
and was removed on a stretcher, be-
fore undergoing surgery to relieve
swelling on the left side of his brain.
Originally, doctors were go-
ing to keep him in a medically
induced coma for a few days, but
Gorres reacted to the treatment
much better than anticipated and
came out of it, but his boxing ca-
reer was over after that.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum
said a couple of days after Pacquiao
lost to Marquez that he would in-
sist on Pacquiao having a thorough
brain evaluation at the Cleveland
Clinic Lou Ruvo Brain Center in
Lss Vegas. ABS-CBN claimed that
renowned forensics expert Raquel
Fortun had earlier said she was not
convinced with the CT scan results
conducted in Las Vegas and in Ma-
nila. With Dennis Principe
Patti...
officially adopted as one of
two official songs by the state
of Tennessee. Its reach was
so powerful, six other artists
reached the charts the follow-
ing year with covers.
Two other hits, I Went To
Your Wedding and Doggie
in the Window, which had
a second life for decades as
a childrens song, each spent
more than two months at No.
1. Other hits included Mock-
in Bird Hill, Hush, Hush,
Sweet Charlotte, and Allegh-
eny Moon. She teamed with
George Jones on You Never
Looked That Good When You
Were Mine.
I just loved singing with
Patti and she hit notes I nev-
er dreamed of, Jones said
Wednesday in an email to The
Associated Press. We cut some
songs together and it was a great
time. Shell be missed by lots of
folks and everybody needs to
know how great she was. Patti
was a wonderful singer with a
real special voice.
So special, Page managed to
maintain her career when most
singers of her generation and
their more innocent songs were
shoved aside by the swinging hips
of Elvis Presley. Page proved her-
self something of a match for the
nascent rock `n roll crowd and its
obsession with sex. AP
Spend...
One of the major reform
measures we aim to enforce in
2013 is the one-year lapse period
for all budget allocation. Previ-
ously, departments and agencies
enjoyed a two-year lapse period
for their allocations, which al-
lowed them to carry over their
unused appropriations to the fol-
lowing year, Abad said.
Were drastically changing
that. This time, if you dont use
or obligate the budget allotted to
you within the year, you lose it.
Abad said the two-year lapse
will now only apply to Mainte-
nance, Operating Expenditures
and Capital Outlay.
He said that the new policy
should encourage better planning
of programs and projects for the
bureaucracy, and should insti-
tutionalize pre-procurement ac-
tivities the year before the budget
is implemented.
Abad said the move was in
preparation for the General
Appropriations Act-As -Release-
Document policy which the ad-
ministration aims to implement
by 2014.
The policy, he said, will help
hasten the release of yearly ap-
propriations to departments and
agencies, and cut down on red
tape.
With the GAA standing as the
overall release document, howev-
er, the release of allotments will
be speedier and more transparent,
because all budgetary items will
be painstakingly outlined in the
GAA itself.
Cop...
We have enough laws to pe-
nalize, but the problem has al-
ways been the enforcement of the
lawsespecially those on loose
rearms. That is the challenge for
the [National Police] and other
law enforcement agencies.
Presidential spokesman Edwin
Lacierda said there would be no
letup in the governments cam-
paign against loose rearms.
We will go after the people
who are holding unlicensed re-
arms and enforce the gun ban this
coming election season, he said.
It will be a continuous process.
Caloocan City Mayor Enrico
Echiverri, meanwhile, on Thursday
offered a P200,000 reward to any-
one who can provide information
leading to the arrest of the gunman.
He also ordered a house-to-
house search for the suspect, and
in particular the houses in the area
where Stephanie had lived.
Caloocan Police spokesman
Jack Candelario said they had al-
ready identied the gun owners
living near the scene of the crime.
At the National Polices Crime
Laboratory, Senior Supt. Joseph
Palmero said the slug that killed
Nicole came from a caliber 45
pistol, and that the gun was red
by someone near where Nicole
had fallen.
The bullet went down at 850
feet per second, and the gunman
is believed to be 40 to 50 meters
from Nicole, Palmero said.
He said the slug had been intact,
and that it didnt hit anything before
it went through Nicholes head.
The slug entered the left
frontal region of Nicoles brain,
directly hitting the brain hemi-
sphere and nally lodging in her
left nose, Palmero said. With
Joyce Pangco Paares, Gigi Mu-
oz-David and Sara Susanne D.
Fabunan
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IN BRIEF
PHAPs new president named
Philippine Prudential-GK project
West PH feud tops Asean agenda
GAWAD Kalinga founder and chairman Antonio P.
Meloto, Jr. (left) confers with ofcers of Philippine
Prudential Life Insurance Company during the rst
anniversary of the Philippine Prudential-GK-AMPAPP
Village in Camarin, Caloocan City. The company cel-
ebrated the anniversary with a building activity with its
policyholders, aiming to promote a culture of involve-
ment over indifference and giving them an opportunity
to be part of something truly life-changing. Fifty homes
and a multi-purpose hall are projected to be completed
in time for Philippine Prudentials 50th Anniversary in
February. With Meloto are (from left) Philippine Pruden-
tial vice president of nance and accounting Gregorio E.
Mercado, Jr., corporate communication head Rodolfo C.
Estrera, chief agency ofcer Mario Adrian B. Romero,
and chief distribution ofcer Victor P. Quisumbing.
The Brunei Ministry of For-
eign Affairs and Trade said that
its country is keen in pursuing the
code of conduct among claimant
countries in the contested West
Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
The framework of the COC is
the ASEANs non-binding Dec-
laration on the Code of Conduct
which was signed in 2002.
In a report posted on China
Daily, Brunei said that the crea-
tion of the code of conduct would
help reduce the potential armed
conict over oil and gas explora-
tion, shing and shipping rights in
the disputed sea.
Brunei ofcials said that all
throughout their chairmanship for
2013, they would closely con-
sult major powers and dialogue
partners regarding the dispute.
Brunei is one of the claimant
countries, including the Philip-
pines, Vietnam, Malaysia and
Taiwan, in the oil-resource rich
waters.
Tension between the Philip-
pines and China escalated late last
year after Beijing prevented Ma-
nila authority from arresting Chi-
nese shermen who were caught
shing endangered maritime spe-
cies in the West Philippine Sea.
Based on the Declaration Con-
duct, a non-binding document, all
signatories are directed to exer-
cise self-restraint in the conduct
of activities that would compli-
cate or escalate disputes and af-
fect peace and stability including,
among others, refraining from ac-
tion of inhabiting on the presently
uninhabited islands, reefs, shoals,
cays, and other features and to
handle their differences in a con-
structive manner.
During Cambodias chair-
manship of Asean in 2012, the
ASEAN countries failed to issue
the customary joint communiqu.
Cambodia, staunch ally of Chi-
na, repeatedly rejected the term
South China Sea dispute in the
proposed joint communiqu of
the 10-regional bloc.
Due to teh groups failure to
hammer out a a joint statement,
the ASEAN countries, through
the initiatives of Indonesia, have
instead come up with a six-point-
principle.
The ASEAN has agreed to 1)
fully implement the Declara-
tion on the Conduct of Parties
in the South China Sea or DOC
2) support for the guidelines of
the DOC; 3)conclude early a re-
gional code of conduct on the
South China Sea; 4) fully respect
universally-recognized principle
of international law including the
1982 United Nations Convention
on the Law of the Sea; 5) continue
exercising self restraint and non-
use of force; and 6) the peaceful
resolution of conicts in accord-
ance with universally-recognized
principles of international law and
including the 1982 UNCLOS.
Brunei said, aside from the res-
olution of the dispute, it will also
focus on issues on human rights,
through the activities of the Asean
Intergovernmental Commission
on Human Rights.
Riders warned on fake helmets/stickers
By Jess Malabanan
and Rio N. Araja
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO-
Authorities are looking into fake
Import Commodity Clearance
stickers being sold to motorcycle
owners to dodge penalty under the
safety helmet law which a group
wants frozen for the absence of
implenting rules and regulations.
The Department of Trade and
Industry-Pampanga said it re-
ceived reports about counterfeit
decals being distributed by shop
owners to customers acquiring the
safety headgears.
There was information that
reached us about counterfeit ICC
stickers, and we have to warn the
public especially the riders, DTI-
Pampanga Ofcer-in-Charge El-
enita Ordonio told reporters.
But President Atoy Sta. Cruz, of
the Motorcycle Federation of the
Philippines, on Thursday, said the
DTI and and the Department of
Transportation and Communication,
should hold in abeyance the helmet
regulation pending guidelines.
It is not even clear what gov-
ernment agency is tasked to appre-
hend motor bikers whose helmet
do not have the import commodity
clearance stickers, he said.Our
organization is ooded with com-
plaints and inquiries.
Sta. Cruz said even village
watchmen have been apprehend-
ing those without ICC stickers.
Barangay personnel have no
trafc citation tickets, he said, say-
ing his group was otherwise con-
vinced about the wisdom of the law.
Ordonio said law enforcers in-
cluding the Land Transportation
Ofces Flying Squad would start
helmet operations this month.
Riders whose crash helmet do
not have ICC stickers will be ar-
rested and penalize, she said.
Ordonio said only 25 percent of
registered motorcycle owners in Pam-
panga availed of free ICC stickers as
of the Dec. 28 deadline last year.
So far, no guidance from higher
ofce about extension of stickering
operations, she said, noting that
only 15,909 of 64,437 motorcycle
owners got stickers without charge.
Under the Motorcycle Helmet
Act of 2009, a violator will be ned
P1,500 for rst offense, P3,000 for
second offense, P5,000 for third
offense and P10,000 plus consca-
tion of the drivers license for the
fourth and succeeding offenses,
said the federation in a statement.
By Sara Susanne D. Fabunan
THE resolution of the territorial dis-
pute in the West Philippine Sea is on
top of the agenda of Brunei, who will
host the summit meeting of the Asso-
ciation of Southeast Asian Nation this
year.
Just checking. Motorcycle riders go through inspection by agents of the Land Transportation Ofce in Paranaque City amid violations of the
policy requiring bikers to wear government-prescribed helmets with the ICC stickers on them. DANNY PATA
Polls
free of
outage
sought
Militiamans wife killed; truce broken
De Ocampo topbills new appointees
Blast from
the past.
Year in and year
out, groups
voice out the
usual litany
of consumer
woes, among
them low wage
and high oil
prices during
a protest
rally in front
of President
Aquinos house
on Times Street
in Quezon
City. MANNY
PALMERO
THE Energy Department has is-
sued a circular creating the Power
Task Force Election 2013 in sup-
port of the governments aim of
holding a successful and brown-
out-free elections.
The department said it wanted
to ensure the provision of stable
and continuous supply of power
before, during, and after the
2013 national and local elections
through adoption of specic
measures.
Our task now is to identify
the areas that will need extra ef-
fort from the Task Force in terms
of power supply and these are
the isolated areas, or areas not
connected to the grid and some
areas in Mindanao, Energy Sec-
retary Carlos Jericho Petilla said
in a statement.
He added that the department
will coordinate with Commis-
sion on Elections and ask stake-
holders that outages and mainte-
nance should not be scheduled
during the election period,
among others.
The issuance of such circular is
a standard operating procedure for
the department and has previously
issued a circular creating a Power
Task Force for the 2010 national and
local elections.
DOE Department Circular No.
DC 2012-12-0011 stated that the
Task Forces Core Group will be
headed by the department and will
have the National Power Corpora-
tion, National Transmission Cor-
poration, National Electrication
Administration, Power Sector
Assets & Liabilities Management
Corporation, Philippine Electric-
ity Market Corporation, National
Grid Corporation of the Philip-
pines and Manila Electric Com-
pany as members.
The Independent Power Pro-
ducers Association, Philippine
Rural Electric Cooperatives
Association, Private Electric
Power Operators Association,
Inc., and other associations of
distribution utilities not explic-
itly mentioned in the circular,
meanwhile, will serve as sup-
porting members. Alena Flores
By Florante S. Solmerin
A YOUNG mother was killed after
she and her husband, a militiaman,
were ambushed by communist guer-
rillas Wednesday night in Albay as
the government and the rebels argued
over the duration of the holiday truce.
According to the military, the attack
occurred at 7:30 p.m. in Barangay
Oma-Oma, Ligao City, well within
the extension of the ceasere from
January 2 to 15.
The [rebels] rained a hail of bullets at
the hapless victims, said Lt. Col. Audrey
Pasia, 2nd Infantry Battalion commander.
Arnel Yuson was able to escape unhurt
but his wife died of her fatal wounds, forc-
ing him to leave her behind to report the
incident to the authorities.
On Wednesday, the day the Dec.16 to
Jan. 2 unilateral ceasere of the military
ended, spokesman Col. Arnulfo Marce-
lo Burgos Jr. said the government ap-
proved the extension of the Suspension
of Military Operations to Jan. 15.
Late in the day, National Democratic
Front chief negotiator Luis Jalandoni
said a Jan. 15 extension was also recom-
mended to the Communist Party of the
Philippines-New Peoples Army.
Despite the very belated GPH (Gov-
ernment of the Philippines) decision
to extend its Suspension of Offensive
Military Operations until 15 January
2013, the NDFP Negotiating Panel is
recommending to the Communist Party
of the Philippines Central Committee
that it extend its ceasere declaration
to 15 January 2013 so that both will be
in sync, Jalandoni said in a statement
emailed on Thursday.
Last Jan. 2, he said the ceasere
period was cut short due to the gov-
ernments failure to respond to the
NDFs Dec. 20 to Jan. 15 declaration.
The negotiating panels agreed on
a cessation of hostilities during their
meeting in The Hague on Dec. 17 to 18.
Jalandoni said the government on
Dec. 27 was told that it must issue
promptly its declaration of the extension
of its SOMO but the warning was,
however, disregarded by the GPH.
By Joyce P. Paares
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has
appointed Rodolfo de Ocampo as Pub-
lic Works undersecretary and member
of the Road Board representing the
transport and motorist organizations.
The 68-year old De Ocampo was a
former chairman of the Confederation
of Truckers Association of the Philip-
pines and vice president of the Port
Users Confederation.
A retired police officer, he holds
a masters degree in business ad-
ministration from the Ateneo de
Manila University.
Mr. Aquino also appointed Toma-
sito Villarin, former convenor of the
Reform ARMM Now movement, as
undersecretary for political affairs.
Villarin served as executive director
of the Institute of Politics and Govern-
ance and country representative to the
World Bank-Asean conference work-
shop on poverty reduction and partici-
patory governance.
Other appointees:
Eulogio Castillo as member of the Co-
operative Development Authority board
of administrators, representing Luzon;
Maria Lourdes Rubueno and Vir-
gilio Yuzon as members of the board
of directors of the National Devel-
opment Company;
Felix Oca as member of the gov-
erning board of the Philippine Over-
seas Employment Administration,
representing the sea-based sector;
Oliver Butalid as member of the
board of governors of the Board of In-
vestments; and
Julius Cainglet as member of the
Micro, Small, and Medium Enter-
prise Development Council repre-
senting the labor sector.
Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
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A4
GLOBAL nancial markets
cheered the last-minute decision of
American lawmakers that avoids
steep tax increase and spending
cuts from automatically taking
effect in the US. World stocks,
including those in Asia and the
Philippines, surged Wednesday
in a knee-jerk reaction to the
deal that prevented the American
economy from going over the so-
called scal cliff.
Failure of the US congressional
leaders to hammer out a new
budget deal would have surely
thrown the US economy into
recession and derailed the
recovery now being experienced
by most Asian economies.
Europes fragile economy could
collapse in the face of the US
budget debacle.
A package of tax cuts enacted
under the administration of
former president George W. Bush
would have expired by January 1
this year if the US Congress failed
to agree on a new deal. Those cuts
applied to families at many income
levels and included investment
incentives. The expiration of the
Bush-era tax package would have
raised the income taxes of many
families and reduced government
spending by a combined $560
billion.
The nancial health of the US
government would have been
partially restored with the end
of the old tax legislation, but the
effects on the US economy would
be disastrous. Ofcial estimates
showed the combination of
higher taxes and spending cuts
would trim the US gross domestic
product by four percentage points
in 2013, plunging the economy
into a recession and increasing
unemployment by nearly a
percentage point, or equivalent to
about 2 million jobs.
The US government may have
ended the scal cliff stalemate
but its nances are far from
better. The budget deal does not
contain specics on how to rein
in spending, with the US close to
nearing its debt ceiling.
Asian economies, meanwhile,
are going the opposite direction.
Economies from China to the
Philippines and Indonesia are
growing despite the slow US
recovery and the Europes debt
woes. But Asian nations should
learn a lesson from the latest US
budget misadventuredecit
spending and lower tax revenues
do not necessarily result in a
robust economy in the long run.
Fiscal cliff woes
Bag-ao already lost
her House seat
NOW that shes been caught with her
hands in the pork-laden cookie jar,
Akbayan Rep. Arlene Kaka Bag-ao
protests, like her principal political
patron in Malacaang Palace, that
politics is the only reason she is being
pilloried. I agree; but it was also
politics that motivated her and her
powerful backers to grab pork barrel
funds that she was not entitled toor
not even qualied to distributein
the rst place.
If [the P140 million December
fund release for Dinagat, where
Bag-ao has been
named caretaker
c o n g r e s s ma n ]
has any
implications for
the forthcoming
elections, that
is incidental,
Bag-ao said in
an interview
in another
newspaper. They
shouldnt put any
color [into] it.
Oh, but
political color
has everything to do with Bag-aos
problems these days. Specically,
the color yellow of her new political
party, the ruling Liberals.
A source in the Commission on
Elections has intimated that Bag-
ao led her certicate of candidacy
for the vacated district of Dinagat
unrepresented since the Supreme
Court upheld the conviction of its
elected congressman, Ruben Ecleo
Jr. last yearin the rst week of
October. Before Bag-ao led her
certicate, House Speaker Feliciano
Belmonte Jr. designated her caretaker
of Dinagat district, supposedly on the
recommendation of two congressmen
from nearby Surigao del Norte.
According to this source, Bag-
ao listed the administration Liberal
Party as her political group, not
Akbayan, which she represents as
second nominee in the House of
Representatives.
Why is the chosen party of Bag-ao
signicant? Because the party-list law
prohibits her from retaining her seat
as Akbayan nominee once she les a
certicate as the candidate of another
party, thats why.
This is what Section 15 of Republic
Act 7941, the act providing for the
election of party-list representatives
through the party-list system, says:
Any elected party-list representative
who changes his political party or
sectoral afliation during his term of
ofce shall forfeit his seat.
By ling her certicate in October
2012 to replace Ecleo in the May
2013 elections, Bag-ao lost her seat as
Akbayan representative in Congress. By
operation of the party-list law, the next
Akbayan nominee should have replaced
Bag-ao as Akbayan representative.
This didnt happen. Instead,
by December, Bag-ao, the legally
ineligible caretaker, received in
Ecleos name P140 million in pork-
barrel funds from Budget Secretary
Florencio Abad Jr., compounding
the legal problems of the Akbayan
representativewho proceeded to
spend the funds for a road, bridges,
buildings and water projects, 77
multi-cabs, ambulances and four-
wheel-drive vehicles and for nancial
assistance for hospital, burial and
scholarship expenses.
How Bag-ao, who is reportedly a
lawyer and who acted as a prosecutor
in the impeachment case of former
Chief Justice Renato Corona, will
wiggle out of this is unknown. But if
there ever was a clear case of twisting
the law to favor an administration ally
in Congress, this must be it.
* * *
Belmonte, who named Bag-ao
to her post, also claims that he did
the right thing
in appointing
the Akbayan
represent at i ve
to be caretaker
of Dinagat.
Shes a sitting
congresswoman
and she is
from there
[Dinagat], and
knowledgeable
about the
province, the
speaker told
the Philippines
News Agency.
But Belmonte also knows that
the House appoints caretakers who
represent neighboring districts, not
because they come from the place
which lost its congressman, like Bag-
ao. In fact, the congressman who used
to represent Belmontes own district,
former Quezon City Rep. Nanette
Castelo-Daza, was named caretaker
of the nearby rst district upon the
death of Rep. Reynaldo Calalay some
years back.
As for Abad, he is denitely
complicit in the Bag-ao case, because
he allowed the release of the funds for
Ecleos district even if the Akbayan
representative was no longer eligible
to disburse themeven as he was
withholding pork-barrel funds from
House members who belong to the
opposition or who represent party-list
groups that are Akbayans rivals.
[President Noynoy Aquino] is no
different from [Gloria] Arroyo in this
regard, said Alliance of Concerned
Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio.
Malacaang makes use of its power
to release or withhold pork barrel, in
the amounts, the timing and to whom
it so chooses to exert inuence on the
legislature, make or break election
campaigns and build or destroy
political bailiwicks.
And Abad, as budget secretary, is
the designated distributor of Palace-
released pork. As Tinio explained,
this is why Akbayan representatives
(Bag-ao included) always get
their pork on time while its rival
Makabayan has not seen any pork to
fund its projects.
In the meantime, Malacaang,
through its spokesmen, continues to
insist that whatever Belmonte and
Bag-ao did was Congress prerogative,
something that the Palace did not
have any hand in. Of course, the
involvement of Abadand Aquinos
Liberal Partytell us all otherwise.
EDITORIAL
Is there an Ateneo branch of the Catholic Church?
BURLINGTON, IowaOne of the
genuine puzzlements to Filipinos I
have met here in the Midwest is why,
in heavens name, President Benigno
Aquino III had to declare war on the
Philippine Catholic Church.
They note that the Catholics constitute
the Filipino majority, and, like Senator
Joker Arroyo, they remember that their
leaders supported Aquinos unexpected
rise to the presidency in 2010 and his
mothers equally unexpected rise to the
same ofce in 1986.
Doesnt he ever read? Does he think
he could do better than Stalin who asked
how many divisions the Pope had and
then proceeded accordingly? Has he
not read Henri Daniel-Rops, Warren
Carroll or even George Weigel, who
shows with convincing clarity in his
writings on Blessed John Paul II that
it was the Popes initiative rather than
anything Ronald Reagan, the U.S. State
Department, the CIA or Pentagon did
that ultimately caused the Soviet empire
to disintegrate?
Does Aquino think that in the next
three years he hopes to remain in
ofce he could undo a 2,000-year-
old institution that has survived the
heresies, apostasies and persecutions of
the ages, and of which it is written, the
gates of hell shall not prevail against
it (Mt 16:18)? Is insanity or sheer
hubris now running the highest affairs
of government? Who are the clowns
providing Aquino such execrably dumb
advice?
These are variations of the questions
one hears in the shortest casual chat with
a Filipino expatriate on the road. I have
asked the same questions myself. In
fact, on the evening Malacanang decided
to put the Reproductive Health bill to a
vote in the House of Representatives,
I put the rst of these questions to an
important Cabinet member inside the
Batasan lounge.
But instead of answering my
question, the Cabinet ofcial tried to
assure me that the local Church was not
the monolith that poor Catholics like
had been made to believe. There was
at least the Ateneo branch that did not
agree with what the bishops and the pro-
life and pro-family forces were saying
about RH, he said.
He was referring to the 192
professors of Ateneo de Manila
University, who had signed a prepared
statement in support of the RH bill,
which had prompted Father Jet Villarin,
the university president, to issue a
statement reafrming the universitys
delity to the teaching of the Church
and the position of the bishops on the
RH bill.
I found the Cabinet ofcials remark
extremely irresponsible and nave.
Assuming the foreign-funded Philippine
Legislative Committee for Population
and Development had entered into some
secret agreement with the so-called
Ateneo branch, it was quite indiscreet
for the Cabinet ofcial to divulge the
secret.
The professors dissent against
Church teaching on contraception is
based on the argument that the teaching,
as contained in Pope Paul VIs 1968
encyclical Humanae Vitae, is not
infallible, since it was not given ex
cathedra. This requires an extensive
discussion, for which we do not have
the time and space, but authoritative
writers have long pointed out that the
encyclical meets all the requirements
of an infallible teaching, and the Pope
himself has declared that it is no longer
open to theological dissent.
In any case, just as the citizen is
required to obey a valid law even if
it may be subsequently modied or
repealed, the faithful are required to
obey every Church teaching until it
is repealed or modied. The duty of
a true and good Catholic conscience is
to obey rather than disobey. No priest
or theology professor has the right to
oblige anyone to listen to him if what
he say rejects, denies, modies or is
not in full accord with what the Church
Magisterium teaches.
The real issue in the RH bill, however,
is not whether Humanae Vitae is right
or wrongthis is not for Congress to
pass uponbut whether the State can
prescribe birth control to its citizens,
especially when the Constitution openly
declares that the State shall protect the
life of the unborn from conception.
The 192 professors are wrong on
two counts. First, on Humanae Vitae,
and second on the main thrust of the RH
bill. These errors have plunged them
into an unacceptable polemic against
the Church. It is a great mistake.
Happily, on Dec. 28, Professor Rafael
Dy-Liacco did not mind resigning his
teaching position and tenure at Ateneo
to protest what, to him, is a corruptive
spirit that has taken over the
theology department. It is a spirit that
repudiates the Churchs holiness and,
at the same time, attempts to assume it
for itself, manifested, he said, in the
wholesale denigration of the Church
of her teachings, of her bishops, of the
catechists and of her common faithful.
The Society of Jesus, which runs
Ateneo, has produced so many great
scholars and saints. Ateneo itself has
produced many bankable basketball
stars, irresistible intellectuals and
genuinely holy priests. It cannot allow
a neopagan regime to savage the Church
in the mistaken belief that it has an
Ateneo branch to run to for support.
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The Akbayan
lawmaker is
caught with her
hands in the pork-
laden cookie jar.
JOJO
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LOWDOWN
A5 Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
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The shape of the
coming senatorial derby
JANUARY 4, 2013 FRIDAY
IT IS time to adjust pensions when
all pensioners could buy is a bottle
of distilled water. Exaggerated, but
this could happen if pension funds
are insensitive to the rising costs of
living. Imagine if the SSS minimum
pension of P51.75 in the 1970s was
never adjusted!
Pensions must be adjusted
regularly, the additional cost to be
shared by contributing stakeholders
if necessary. At times, favorable
economic and demographic factors
absorb the nancial impact of such
increases and lighten the burden of
increasing contributions.
Separate as they are, all the laws
governing the Social Security System,
Government Service Insurance System,
and the military and social pensions
mandate guidelines for pension
adjustments. Unfortunately, they
are treated as mere guides, never as
obligations.
Included in the powers and duties
of the SSS is to provide for feasible
increases in benets every four (4)
years, including the addition of new
ones, under such rules and regulations
as the Commission may adopt, subject
to the approval of the President of the
Philippines.
This, however, has almost impossible
prerequisites- the actuarial soundness
of the reserve fund shall be guaranteed
and such increases in benets shall
not require any increase in the rate of
contribution.
SSS adjusted last its pension by 10
percent during its 50
th
anniversary
celebration in 2007. It was announced
by then-President Gloria Macapagal-
Arroyo as if it were a gift to the
pensioners. Nobody would admit that it
was necessary for publicity.
After more than ve years, SSS
has again announced its intention to
adjust pensions by 10 percent. It is
being offered to justify an increase in
the contribution rate from 10.4 to 11
percent, or by a mere 0.6 percent. The
salary ceiling covered by contributions
is also being raised from P15,000 to
P20,000.
Disappointingly, the prerequisite
increases in contributions are being
opposed. Facing possible political
backlash, a non-reelectionist President
Noynoy Aquino could leave his imprints
for the rst time in the social security
program by approving them soonest.
The GSIS pension adjustment
appears to be a simpler process. The
basic monthly pension may be adjusted
upon the recommendation of the
President and General Manager of the
GSIS and approved by the President of
the Philippines.
But GSIS is free from any timeframe.
Its duty is to conduct continuing
actuarial and statistical studies and
valuations, and use the results to re-
adjust the benets.
President Aquino in his 2012 State
of the Nation Address announced the
increase of the minimum pension to
P5,000 effective this January. It was
merely an acceleration of a process
started in the Arroyo administration.
GSIS president and general manager
Robert Vergara emphasized that GSIS
will continue to apply to Old-age
and Disability Pensioners the regular
1.5-percent increase based on Board
Resolution No. 229 dated December 8,
2009 and those receiving over P5,000
but less than P8,000 will receive a
P200-increase.
Vergara added that the increase
would be more responsive to the needs
of old age and disability pensioners
particularly in light of the rising prices
of basic commodities.
He didnt mention that widow and
orphan pensioners, and those receiving
more than P8,000 a month would
receive nothing. How will they cope
with rising prices?
For all this trouble, the actuarial
life of the Social Insurance Fund will
only be reduced by approximately one
year from 2046 to 2045. A drop of
1 percent in interest rates, or a one-
year improvement in life expectancy,
or the pay increases under the Salary
Standardization Law have greater
impact on its actuarial life.
For now, the military pensioners
are better situated. Their retirement
pay is adjusted based on the prevailing
pay of military personnel in the active
service.
There will be 389,199 retired
personnel by 2013, requiring P45.5
billion in pension. The budget is
projected to overtake the salaries of
those in active service by 2016, a
looming crisis according to Budget and
Management Secretary Florencio B.
Abad. After all, both military pensions
and payroll are funded by the national
budget.
We can expect the military pension
adjustment formula to soon cease, but
will it also apply to similar pensions?
The Expanded Senior Citizens
Act of 2010 has set the policy for all
retirement pensions in the Philippines.
It mandates the retirement benets of
the government and the private sector to
be regularly reviewed and upgraded to
be at par with the current scale enjoyed
by those in actual service.
It also identies practicability and
feasibility as alibis for non-adjustment.
The P500 social pension is
subject to a review every two (2)
years by Congress, in consultation
with the DSWD. It is therefore now
time to adjust the amount that was
set in 2010.
In any case, social pensions were
given an allocation of P1.533 billion in
the 2013 National Budget, 25 percent
more than the P1.227 billion in 2012.
The additional allocation may be used
to increase the number of beneciaries
and the P500 monthly pension.
This year, an election year, is a
time to increase pensions again. Let it
be done, let it not be mixed up with
politics.
Pension adjustments in 2013
LOOKING at past political polls of the
Social Weather Stations, it seems that
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV could
serve as an inspiration to the survey
bottom dwellers.
Trillanes was consistently languishing
at the 20s position before the May
2007 elections. In the February 2007
survey, he was ranked 23-24. In the
SWS March survey, his ranking rose
to 21 which he maintained in the April
survey.
The leader of the so-called Oakwood
mutiny surprised everybody, including
veteran pollsters and analysts and
probably himself when election
time came and
he emerged
as a winner
placing 11
th
with
11,189,671 votes
or 37.9 percent of
the votes cast.
The most
c o m m o n
o b s e r v a t i o n
among political
analysts after
the Trillanes
miracle was
that the votes he
got represented
a vote not so
much for Trillanes the candidate but
as a protest vote against the Arroyo
administration which was hounded by
controversies and haunted by general
publics frustrations.
The other opposition candidates in
fact beneted from the protest votes
against the Arroyo administration.
Only three candidates afliated with
Team Unity made it to the top 12. This
was later reduced to only two after Juan
Miguel Zubiri, who was proclaimed as
the 12
th
ranking senator, later resigned
to give way to 13
th
placer Aquilino
Pimentel III who was shown to be the
victim of election cheating.
Among those who are languishing in
the 20s position (based on the December
2012 SWS survey rst reported in
BusinessWorld) who could provide
surprises in the 2013 senatorial election
is the daughter of icon Fernando Poe Jr.,
Grace Poe-Llamanzares who is ranked
20
th
in that survey.
Poe-Llamanzares is being endorsed
by both the Liberal Party coalition
and the United Nationalist Alliance
coalitions so her low ranking is a
surprise. Actually her 20
th
place
showing is already an improvement
since the SWS August survey only
ranked her 26-28.
Also noticeable is the rise in
the ranking of two UNA coalition
candidates namely former Senate
President Ernesto Manong Ernie
Maceda. Maceda was ranked 20
th
in
the August survey with 13 percent.
He has nearly doubled his percentage
of respondents saying they will vote
for him to 25 percent and this has
propelled him to 16
th
place.
In doing so, Maceda overtook two
LP coalition bets. He jumped over
presidential cousin Bam Aquino who
has been locked into 17
th
place in both
the August and December surveys. He
also overtook Risa Hontiveros who has
not moved from her 18
th
place position
in the two recent SWS surveys.
The results must be very frustrating
for Hontiveros who was probably
expecting a higher survey results since
she placed 13
th
in the 2010 election,
edged out of the magic 12 by Sen.
TG Guingona.
Like Maceda, also making a big
leap in the SWS survey is Rep. Mitos
Magsaysay who has moved up to 19
th

in the December survey from 24-25 in
the August SWS survey.
While Trillanes could serve as an
inspiration for those at the bottom
of the surveys he could also serve as
a warning to those with good survey
results that they could drop out of the
winning circle
and become an
also ran.
T r i l l a n e s
has been under
public scrutiny
in the past few
months with
his involvement
in a number of
cont r over si es
from his tiff
with Senate
President Juan
Ponce Enrile to
his questionable
role as
negotiator with the Peoples Republic
of China on the West Philippine Sea
issue to his meddling in the creation of
the Nueva Camarines province.
Apparently all these controversies
have had negative effects on Trillanes
re-election bid. His rating has dropped
from a seemingly secure 5-7 to an
iffy 11
th
placing. According to SWS
Trillanes is now in statistical contention
with ex-Sen. Dick Gordon and Rep.
Sonny Angara for the last two seats.
Trillanes might possibly suffer the
fate of ex-Sen. Sonny Osmena who
in February or three months before
the May 2007 senatorial elections was
ranked 9-10 but slid to 12-13 in the
March SWS survey and then down to
18-19 in the April survey. Osmena was
20
th
in the actual election results.
The consensus among political
analysts is that those ranked in the top
six in the latest surveys of both the
SWS and Pulse Asia are assured of
winning and the question as far as the
survey leaders are concerned will be
their nal placing.
Those in the lower half in the top
12 rankings are the ones who would
have to work harder to prevent the
likes of ex-Sen. Jamby Madrigal, ex-
Sen. Jun Magsaysay, Manong Maceda,
Mitos Magsaysay and Grace Poe from
overtaking them and easing them out of
the winning circle.
Trillanes serves
as an inspiration
to those at the
bottom of the
surveys.
IT IS almost a relief to settle back into
routine. We do not do so, of course,
without pondering what happened in
the past, how we responded to crises
real or imagined, and how we expect
to do better this year.
Maybe I am getting older, but what
I unearthed this holiday season were
not earth-shaking nuggets of wisdom
but simple lessons from what would
appear to be common events. Let me
share them with you.
Our house helper, like many others
at this time of the year, went home to
her home province of Quezon for nearly
two weeks. She left on December 21
right when the Christmas frenzy was
beginning, and came back only today
when all the parties were over.
This meant that my kids and I had
to do the cleaning and cooking and
washing on our own. We had difculty
adjusting at rst. The Christmas and
New Year holidays also meant there
were more people going in and out of
the house and that more dishes needed
to be prepared, consumed and then put
away. And then, the mountain of dirty
clothes was rising fastand why not?
Holidays meant we had to dress up
more than usual.
The inconvenience turned out to
be one of the best things that ever
happened to us. Indeed my kids, aged
18, 17, 12 and 10 are old enough
to assume responsibilities. Their
participation helped lighten my load.
And since we took turns with the
chores, we were reminded that we all
had our roles to play. It felt good to
chip inand to chill out afterwards in
front of the TV.
I also noticed that the humble
townhouse we are renting seems to
be a favorite hangout for our friends
mine and the kids. I hosted two parties
in the past month where our group of
kumares and kumpares continued our
traditions. The kids friends also like
dropping by and sometimes staying
in. My university freshman hosted a
reunion for his high school classmates.
The seventh grader had her best friend
sleep over. The 18-year-old was
visited by different sets of buddies.
The neighbors will tell you there is a
fair amount of chatter and laughter,
sometimes music, going on until the
wee hours of the morning. Nothing
rowdy, of course.
The prospect of cleaning up after
any given party seems daunting, but
fortunately even our guests help out.
It is nice to think that even though
we dont have a luscious garden or a
pool,or even that much space, people
seem drawn to our home. Perhaps they
feel they can be themselvesdo what
they want, speak their mind, laugh
their guts out.
Holidays are not holidays when
you dont reconnect with family and
friends. I met up with more family
members this year than I could
imagine. I did not mind shuttling back
and forth to many places. I was glad
to go out of my way and see as many
of them as possiblenot from any
oppressive sense of duty but out of a
real desire to get to know them more.
Families may take on different forms,
unconventional ones sometimes, but
the bonds remain.
I was also reminded that I am
fortunate to have, not that many, but a
handful of long-standing friends. With
them, there is no need to maintain
appearances. We can be crazy and
smart, feisty and fragile all at the same
time and they love us no matter what.
My wish for my kids is to nd and
nurture friendships like mine.
There was also frequent interaction
with my ex. It has been ve and a
half years since we separated and a
full year since a judge declared our
marriage, contracted when I was a
child of 18, null and void. It follows
that there are less tense and awkward
moments; now it almost feels like he
were a relative. I think it sends a good
message to the kids that one need not
be bitter for long.
How to tell when you have really
moved on? Spend New Years Eve
with the family at the exs house,
don a crazy wig, strike a wacky pose
and post it on Facebook. Everybody
deserves a chance at inner peace and
happiness. Then again, divorce, not
just annulment, is a topic I would rather
write about in a separate column.
Finally, I have to talk about
planners. There is something about the
smell of newness, the promise of blank
pages, and the exhilarating thought
of what you can do, achieveand
perhaps stumble into.
This year will be a good year, as all
the other years have been. It will shape
part of who we areas individuals, as
families, as a nation. I wish the best
of 2013 to everybody. And even when
its not going as you planned or hoped,
it helps to remember theres always a
gem to be found somewhere.

adellechua@gmail.com
Lessons from the commonplace
EVERYMAN
By Robert Harland
MOST of us have lost a cellphone at one
time or another. Its really annoying, but
once its gone, its gone.
Well, not quite. Im a great fan of
cellphones that no one wants. You
know, the old Nokias you can buy for
a couple of hundred pesos. Ive lost
one of these twice, but got it back each
time - not even the scabbiest of thieves
is interested.
Okay, so I dont look very cool using
one, but then Im an old codger who
doesnt look cool anyway.
Of course, if youre one of the trendy
people with an iPhone and it goes
AWOL, then thats probably the last
youll ever see of it.
In many countries, one can insure a
cellphone. Sadly not in the Philippines.
As one insurance executive told me, the
industry here would denitely not any
make money insuring cellphones.
If we could insure out cellphones in
the Philippines I wonder what bizarre
claims people would make.
In Britain, one insurance company
has received many weird and wonderful
excuses.
Top of the list is a farmer who claims
he lost his iPhone up the rear end of
one of his cows when hed been using
the torch function to help out during
calving. The phone did later turn up,
but was too damaged to use again.
One woman was having a ght with
her boyfriend and, in a temper, threw her
phone at him, but it missed and hit a wall.
A couple on a cruise tried to
photograph themselves re-enacting the
Im the king of the world scene from
the movie Titanic, but lost their phone
over the side.
A woman claimed the vibration
function on her phone stopped working
when she constantly used it as an
adult toy.
A reworks expert was setting up a
show for a reworks championship and,
after leaving his iPhone within the blast
zone, it was nowhere to be found when
he returned after the show. It seems it
was red 3,000 feet into the air before
exploding in a stunning display.
A teenager, too mean to buy a ticket
to see a Blur concert in Londons Hyde
Park, clambered up a tree to get a good
view and lm the concert on his phone.
Alas, he dropped it while sitting on a
branch.
A mother in the north of England
claimed shed baked her phone into
a cake shed been making for her
daughters birthday. It didnt endure the
350-degree Fahrenheit heat.
A construction worker said his
phone had fallen out of his back pocket
when he pulled his jeans down before
sitting on the toilet. Not realizing, he
went about his business and ushed it.
The phone didnt ush, but underwent
serious water damage.
A man claimed hed been lming
monkeys from the car window in a
safari park when a monkey climbed on
the roof and snatched his phone.
So, how many of these bizarre claims
were accepted? Not all were paid out,
as some were doubted by the insurance
team at the site, but all were investigated
fully. Amazingly, most of them were
accepted as valid.
Said insurance chief Lamerton: We
tend to see a lot of weird and wonderful
claims coming in from customers. Im
not sure how some of them even came
about, particularly in the case of the
farmer and the cow. But, with the price
of mobile phones these days it pays to
insure them.
What a pity we cant insure our
phones in the Philippines. Judging by
these claims, you really never know
what you might need to claim for!
Based in Bacolod, Robert Harland is
the British Embassy Warden for Negros
Occidental.
Wheres my phone?
Mr. Jurados column will resume next
week.
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Republic of the Philippines
Third Judicial Region
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
BRANCH 1
Balanga City, Bataan
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES,
Represented by the DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENT and NATURAL
RESOURCES, through RICARDO L.
CALDERON, CESO III, its REGIONAL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Region III
Plaintiff,
- versus -
NEMESIO ZITA and the REGISTER
OF DEEDS OF BALANGA CITY,
Defendants,
CIVIL CASE NO. 9771
For: Cancellation of Free Patent
and Original Certifcate of Title
and Reversion
x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x
SUMMONS BY PUBLI CATI ON
TO: NEMESIO ZITA
No. 629 F. Cayco Street
Sampaloc, Manila
Pl ant i f f REPUBLI C OF THE
PHILIPPINES, represented herein by the
Department of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR), through its Regional
Executive Director (RED) Ricardo L.
Calderon, by counsel, respectfully states
that:
COMPLAI NT
1. Plantiff is a sovereign political entity
with capacity to sue, and in whom absolute
ownership of all lands of the public domain
is vested in the concept of jura regalia.
It may be served with court processes
through the Offce of the Solicitor General
(OSG) at 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi
Village, Makati City.
2. Defendant Nemesio Zita is of legal
age, Filipino and may be served with
summons and other court processes
at No. 629 F. Cayco Street, Sampaloc,
Manila.
3. Defendant Register of Deeds is
impleaded herein as a nominal party in
his offcial capacity as the person charged
with the registration of patents, titles,
deeds, conveyances and transaction
involving real properties or land situated in
the Province of Bataan. He may be served
with summons and other processes of thos
Honoroble Court at his offce in Balanga
City, Bataan.
4. On October 28, 1994, defendant
Nemesi o Zi ta fi l ed hi s Free Patent
Appl i cati on No. 030811-9 wi th the
Community Environment and Natural
Resources Office (CENRO), Balanga,
Bataan (now CENRO Pilar, Bataan) over
a parcel of land identifed as Lot No. 2
which is covered by an approved survey
plan Sgs-03-000732-D containing an area
of 4.6776 hectares at Liang, Pilar, Bataan.
Copy of said application is hereto
attached as Annex A and is made an
integral part hereof.
5. In his application, he misrepresented
that he is entitled to a free patent grant on
said Lot No. 2 and that said lot was not
claimed or occupied by another person
nor reserved for any other public purpose.
His application was processed by then
DENR-CENRO Balanga, Bataan.
6. Consequently, on December 29,
1994, the Provincial Environment and
Natural Resources Offcer (PENRO) of
DENR Balanga, Bataan issued Free
Patent No. 030811-94-601 in the name
of defendant Nemesio Zita.
7. On the basis of the patent issued,
the Office of the Register of Deeds
of Balanga City, registered the same
and issued the corresponding Original
Certifcate of Title (OCT) No. 3029 in the
name of defendant Nemesio Zita.
A copy of the said OCT is hereto
attached as Annex B and is made an
integral part hereof.
8. However, upon investigation and
ground verification conducted by the
representatives of DENR, Region III, and
after examination of the records, such
as survey records and land classifcation
maps, it was discovered that the parcel of
land covered by OCT No. 3029 issued in
the name of defendant Nemesio Zita falls
within the Mt. Samat National Shrine under
Proclamation No. 25 dated April 20, 1966
as per N.P. 43 Amd.
Copy of the proclamation is hereto
attached as Annex C and is made an
integral part hereof.
9. The said lot forms part of the Bataan
National Park Reservation established
under Procl amat i on No. 24 dat ed
December 1, 1945, and was excluded
therefrom for National Shrine Purposes
pursuant to Proclamation No. 25. Hence, it
could not be the subject of land registration
or susceptible to acquisition under the
Free Patent provision of the Public Land
Act (commonwealth Act [C.A.] No. 141).
Neither did defendant Nemesio Zita have
the required possession and/or cultivation
therein.
Copy of the approved survey plan
Sgs-03-000732-D indicating the relative
position of Lot 2 titled under OCT NO.
3029 and the fndings of the Chief, Survey
Party of then CENRO Balanga, Bataan,
now CENRO Pilar, Bataan, and that of
the Forest Management Service of DENR
Region III, as to the classifcation of the
subject lot which was found falling within
the Mt. Samat National Shrine are hereto
attached as Annexes D, E and F,
respectively.
10. Indeed, Nemesio Zita does not
have any absolute title over the property
nor any imperfect or incomplete title
which can be registered under Act No.
496 and C.A. No. 141, otherwise known
as the Land Registration Act and Public
Land Act, respectively, the reason being
that the subject lot is not susceptible of
private acquisition, it being part of the
unregistrable land of public domain.
Possession of such land could never ripen
into ownership.
11. Thus, Free Patent No. 03811-94-601
and OCT No. 3029 as well as any and all
titles derived therefrom are, therefore,
null and void.
PRAYER
WHEREFORE, plaintiff respectfully
prays of this Honorable Court that judgment
be rendered as follows:
a) Declaring Free Patent No. 030811-
94-601 and OCT No. 3029 in the name of
defendant Nemesio Zita and all subsequent
certifcates of title emanating therefrom null
and void and of no legal effect;
b) Ordering defendant Nemesio Zita
to surrender his owners copy of OCT No.
3029 to defendant Register of Deeds of
Balanga City, Bataan;
c) Directing defendant Register of
Deeds of Balanga City, Bataan to cancel
OCT No. 3029 and all titles emanating
therefrom;
d) Ordering the reversion of Lot No. 7
under survey plan Sgs-03-000732-D and
covered by Free Patent No. 030911-94-
601 situated in Liang, Pilar, Bataan to the
mass of public domain;
e) Enjoining defendant Nemesio Zita
and his successors-in-interest, if any,
from exercising and/or asserting acts
of possession or ownership over the
subject lot.
Plaintiff prays for such other reliefs
as may be just and equitable under the
premises.
Makati City for Balanga City, Bataan,
May 2, 2011.
SGD. J OSE ANSELMO I . CADI Z
Offce of the Solicitor General
134 Amorsolo St., Lagaspi Village
Makati City

VERI FI CATI ON AND
CERTI FI CATI ON OF NON-FORUM
SHOPPI NG
I, RICARDO L. CALDERON, after
having duly sworn in accordance with law,
hereby depose and say:
1. That I am the Regional Executive
Director of the Department of Environment
and Natural Resources, Region III, City of
San Fernando, Pampanga;
2. That I have caused the preparation
of the foregoing Complaint and have read
the same, the contents of which are true
and correct based on offcial authentic
records at hand;
3. That no other action or proceeding
involving the issue raised in this complaint
has been commenced, or is pending with
the Supreme Court of Appeals, or any
Division thereof, or any tribunal or agency;
4. That if I/plaintiff should thereafter
learn that a similar action or proceeding
has been fled or is pending before the
Supreme Court, ourt of Appeals, or any
tribunal or agency, plaintiff/I undertake
to report such fact within fve (5) days
therefrom to the court or agency wherein
the original pleading and sworn certifcation
contemplated herein have been fled
SGD. RI CARDO L. CALDERON, CESO I I I
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to
before me in City of San Fernando,
Pampanga this day of June 22, 2011
by the affant, who is the same person
who personally signed before me
the foregoing verifcation/certifcation
and acknowledged that he voluntarily
executed the same.

SGD. ATTY. ELMO OCAMPO
Notary Public
ANNEXES
Application for Free Patent (Annex A)
Katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo (Annex B)
Proclamation No. 25 (Annex C)
Survey Plan (Annex D)
Letter dated January 1996 (Annex E)
Letter dated March 17, 1997 (Annex F)
WHEREAS, plaintiff through counsel
filed a Motion to issue Summons by
Publication.

WHEREAS, on April 11, 2012 the
Motion was granted.
NOW, THEREFORE, respondent is
hereby summoned and required to fle in
Court his answer to the complaint within
sixty (60) days from the publication of this
summons, serving a copy thereof upon the
plaintiff.
Upon failure on his part to do so,
plaintiff shall take judgment against him
and demand from the Court the reliefs
prayed for in the Complaint.
Let this summons be published by
the plaintiff at his expense in a newspaper
of National Circulation.
Witness the Honorable Angelito I.
Balderama this 30
th
day of July, 2012 at
Balanga City, Bataan.
SGD. MARI CEZ J. ABLOLA-LABANG
Clerk of Court
(MST-Jan. 4, 2013)
Republic of the Philippines
Third Judicial Region
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
BRANCH 1
Balanga City, Bataan
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES,
Represented by the DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENT and NATURAL
RESOURCES, through RICARDO L.
CALDERON, CESO III, its REGIONAL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Region III
Plaintiff,

- versus -

JESUS STA. ANA and the REGISTER
OF DEEDS OF BALANGA CITY,
Defendants,
CIVIL CASE NO. 9770
For: Cancellation of Free Patent
and Original Certifcate of Title
and Reversion
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SUMMONS BY PUBLI CATI ON
TO: JESUS STA. ANA
No. 629 F. Cayco Street
Sampaloc, Manila
Pl a n t i f f REPUBL I C OF THE
PHILIPPINES, represented herein by the
Department of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR), through its Regional
Executive Director (RED) Ricardo L.
Calderon, by counsel, respectfully states
that:
COMPLAI NT
1. Plantiff is a sovereign political entity
with capacity to sue, and in whom absolute
ownership of all lands of the public domain
is vested in the concept of jura regalia. It
may be served with court processes through
the Offce of the Solicitor General (OSG)
at 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village,
Makati City.
2. Defendant Jesus Sta. Ana is of
legal age, Filipino and may be served with
summons and other court processes at No.
629 F. Cayco Street, Sampaloc, Manila.
3. Defendant Register of Deeds is
impleaded herein as a nominal party in his
offcial capacity as the person charged with
the registration of patents, titles, deeds,
conveyances and transaction involving real
properties or land situated in the Province of
Bataan. He may be served with summons
and other processes of thos Honoroble
Court at his offce in Balanga City, Bataan.
4. On October 28, 1994, defendant
Jesus Sta. Ana filed his Free Patent
Appl i cati on No. 030811-14 wi th the
Community Environment and Natural
Resources Office (CENRO), Balanga,
Bataan (now CENRO Pilar, Bataan) over a
parcel of land identifed as Lot No. 7 which
is covered by an approved survey plan Sgs-
03-000732-D containing an area of 4.6531
hectares at Liang, Pilar, Bataan.
Copy of said application is hereto
attached as Annex A and is made an
integral part hereof.
5. In his application, he misrepresented
that he is entitled to a free patent grant on
said Lot No. 7 and that said lot was not
claimed or occupied by another person nor
reserved for any other public purpose. His
application was processed by then DENR-
CENRO Balanga, Bataan.
6. Consequently, on December 29,
1994, the Provincial Environment and
Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of
DENR Bal anga, Bataan i ssued Free
Patent No. 030811-94-600 in the name of
defendant Jesus Sta. Ana.
7. On the basis of the patent issued,
the Offi ce of the Regi ster of Deeds
of Balanga City, registered the same
and issued the corresponding Original
Certifcate of Title (OCT) No. 3028 in the
name of defendant Jesus Sta. Ana.
A copy of the said OCT is hereto attached
as Annex B and is made an integral part
hereof.
8. However, upon investigation and
ground verification conducted by the
representatives of DENR, Region III, and
after examination of the records, such
as survey records and land classifcation
maps, it was discovered that the parcel of
land covered by OCT No. 3028 issued in
the name of defendant Jesus Sta. Ana falls
within the Mt. Samat National Shrine under
Proclamation No. 25 dated April 20, 1966
as per N.P. 43 Amd.
Copy of the proclamation is hereto
attached as Annex C and is made an
integral part hereof.
9. The said lot forms part of the Bataan
National Park Reservation established
under Proclamation No. 24 dated December
1, 1945, and was excluded therefrom
for National Shrine Purposes pursuant
to Proclamation No. 25. Hence, it could
not be the subject of land registration
or susceptible to acquisition under the
Free Patent provision of the Public Land
Act (commonwealth Act [C.A.] No. 141).
Neither did defendant Jesus Sta. Ana have
the required possession and/or cultivation
therein.
Copy of the approved survey plan
Sgs-03-000732-D indicating the relative
position of Lot 1 titled under OCT NO. 3028
and the fndings of the Chief, Survey Party
of then CENRO Balanga, Bataan, now
CENRO Pilar, Bataan, and that of the Forest
Management Service of DENR Region
III, as to the classifcation of the subject
lot which was found falling within the Mt.
Samat National Shrine are hereto attached
as Annexes D, E and F, respectively.
10. Indeed, Jesus Sta. Ana does not
have any absolute title over the property
nor any imperfect or incomplete title
which can be registered under Act No.
496 and C.A. No. 141, otherwise known
as the Land Registration Act and Public
Land Act, respectively, the reason being
that the subject lot is not susceptible of
private acquisition, it being part of the
unregistrable land of public domain.
Possession of such land could never ripen
into ownership.
11. Thus, Free Patent No. 03811-94-
600 and OCT No. 3028 as well as any and
all titles derived therefrom are, therefore,
null and void.
PRAYER
WHEREFORE, plaintiff respectfully
prays of thi s Honorabl e Court that
judgment be rendered as follows:
a) Decl ari ng Free Pat ent No.
030811-94-600 and OCT No. 3028 in
the name of defendant Jesus Sta. Ana
and all subsequent certificates of title
emanating therefrom null and void and of
no legal effect;
b) Ordering defendant Jesus Sta.
Ana to surrender his owners copy of OCT
No. 3028 to defendant Register of Deeds
of Balanga City, Bataan;
c) Directing defendant Register of
Deeds of Balanga City, Bataan to cancel
OCT No. 3028 and all titles emanating
therefrom;
d) Ordering the reversion of Lot No.
7 under survey plan Sgs-03-000732-D
and covered by Free Patent No. 030911-
94-600 situated in Liang, Pilar, Bataan to
the mass of public domain;
e) Enjoining defendant Jesus Sta.
Ana and his successors-in-interest, if
any, from exercising and/or asserting
acts of possession or ownership over the
subject lot.
Plaintiff prays for such other reliefs
as may be just and equitable under the
premises.
Makati City for Balanga City, Bataan,
May 2, 2011.
SGD. J OSE ANSELMO I . CADI Z
Offce of the Solicitor General
134 Amorsolo St., Lagaspi Village
Makati City

VERI FI CATI ON AND
CERTI FI CATI ON OF NON-FORUM
SHOPPI NG
I, RICARDO L. CALDERON, after
having duly sworn in accordance with law,
hereby depose and say:
1. That I am the Regional Executive
Director of the Department of Environment
and Natural Resources, Region III, City of
San Fernando, Pampanga;
2. That I have caused the preparation
of the foregoing Complaint and have read
the same, the contents of which are true
and correct based on offcial authentic
records at hand;
3. That no other action or proceeding
involving the issue raised in this complaint
has been commenced, or is pending with
the Supreme Court of Appeals, or any
Division thereof, or any tribunal or agency;
4. That if I/plaintiff should thereafter
learn that a similar action or proceeding
has been filed or is pending before
the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals,
or any tribunal or agency, plaintiff/I
undertake to report such fact within fve
(5) days therefrom to the court or agency
wherein the original pleading and sworn
certifcation contemplated herein have
been fled
SGD. RI CARDO L. CALDERON, CESO I I I
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before
me in City of San Fernando, Pampanga
this day of June 22, 2011 by the affant, who
is the same person who personally signed
before me the foregoing verification/
certifcation and acknowledged that he
voluntarily executed the same.

SGD. ATTY. ELMO OCAMPO
Notary Public
ANNEXES
Application for Free Patent (Annex A)
Katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo (Annex B)
Proclamation No. 25 (Annex C)
Survey Plan (Annex D)
Letter dated January 1996 (Annex E)
Letter dated March 17, 1997 (Annex F)
WHEREAS, plaintiff through counsel
filed a Motion to issue Summons by
Publication.

WHEREAS, on April 11, 2012 the
Motion was granted.
NOW, THEREFORE, respondent is
hereby summoned and required to fle in
Court his answer to the complaint within
sixty (60) days from the publication of this
summons, serving a copy thereof upon
the plaintiff.
Upon failure on his part to do so,
plaintiff shall take judgment against him
and demand from the Court the reliefs
prayed for in the Complaint.
Let this summons be published by the
plaintiff at his expense in a newspaper of
National Circulation.
Witness the Honorable Angelito I.
Balderama this 30
th
day of July, 2012 at
Balanga City, Bataan.
SGD. MARI CEZ J. ABLOLA-LABANG
Clerk of Court
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Region IV-B, MIMAROPA
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Romblon District Engineering Offce
Odiongan, Romblon
(MST-Jan. 4, 2013)
The DPWH Romblon District Engineering Offce, Odiongan, Romblon, through the CY
2012 Priority Infrastructure Project intends to apply the hereunder Approved Budget for the
Contract to payments of the corresponding contracts listed below. Bids received in excess
of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
1. a. Contract ID : 12EH0099
b. Contract Name : Repair/Rehabilitation/Improvement of Romblon
Cogon Sablayan Road (Ilauran and Sablayan
Sections)
c. Contract Location : Romblon, Romblon
d. Scope of Work : Engineers Facilities and Others, General Requirements
(Project Health and Safety Requirements), Removal of
Structures and Obstructions (Stone Masonry), Removal
of Existing PCC Pavement, 0.23m.thick(for reblocking at
intermittent section, Roadway Excavation (Surplus Soft
Rock) with backhoe, Roadway Excavation (Surplus
Soft Rock), Roadway Excavation (Surplus Common),
Pipe Culvert and Drain Excavation, Foundation Fill,
Embankment (from Borrow), Subgrade Preparation
(Common Materials), Aggregate Subbase Course, PCC
Pavement (Plain) 0 Conventional Method, 230mm.
thk., Reinforcing Steel Bar, Grade 40 (Line Canal and
Box Culvert), Structural Concrete, Class B (Line Canal),
Structural Concrete, Class A (Box Culvert), Pipe Culvert,
910mm.dia.(36dia.), Stone Masonry, Mobilization and
Demobilization
e. Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) : 24,499,999.44
f. Contract Duration : 180 Calendar Days
The DPWH Romblon District Engineering Offce, Odiongan, Romblon, now invites bids
for the named projects. Bidders should have completed a single largest completed contract
(SLCC) equivalent to twenty fve (25%) of a contract similar to the project. The description
of an eligible bidder contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in the Section II.
Instruction to Bidders.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive procedures using non-discretionary
pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of
Republic Act. 9184 (RA), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizen/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations
with at least seventy fve (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizen of
the Philippines.
Interest bidders may obtain further information from DPWH Romblon District Engineering
Offce, Odiongan, Romblon 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 and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding
Documents in the amount of Php.25,000.00 for the Contract ID No.12EH0099. 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 the
bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their
bids.
The Pre Bid Conference to be held at the Offce of the BAC, The DPWH Romblon
District Engineering Offce at 10:00a.m, January 11, 2013 shall be open only to interested
parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents. 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 signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents January 4 to January 23 , 2013
2. Deadline for payment of Bid Docs, Receipts and
Submission of Bids
10:00 A.M., January 23 , 2013
3. Opening of Bids 2:00 P.M., January 23 , 2013
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the BDs
in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall
contain the technical component of the bid, including the eligibility requirements. The second
envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the
Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualifcation.
The DPWH- Romblon Engineering District, Odiongan, Romblon reserves the right to accept
or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process and to reject all bids at any time prior
Contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
For Further Information, please refer to:
NAPOLEON S. FAMADICO
DPWH Romblon DEO
5505 J.P. Rizal Street, Tabing Dagat
Odiongan, Romblon
(042)-567-5007
Approved by:
(SGD) ELMER M. TOLENTINO
Engineer III
BAC Chairman
INVITATION TO BID
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Surigao del Sur 1
st
Engineering District
Tandag City, Surigao del Sur
(MST-Jan. 4, 2013)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH Surigao del Sur 1
st

Engineering District Offce, Tandag City through the SARO No. & SARO No. _________,
invites contractors to bid for the aforementioned projects:
Contract ID : 13NH 0001
Contact Name : Package 5 - Construction of School Buildings
Construction of 1 Storey-1CL San Miguel NCHS, San Roque NHS
Annex, San Miguel
Construction of 1 Storey-2CL Umalag ES, San Miguel
Construction of 1 Storey-2CL Lower Daan ES, San Miguel
Construction of 1 Storey-1CL Tambonon ES, San Miguel
Construction of 1 Storey-1CL Bitaugan ISS, Cagwait
Construction of 1 Storey-1CL Jose San Victories NHS Annex, Cagwait
Contract Location : Cagwait & San Miguel, Surigao del Sur
Scope of Work : earthworks, concrete works, reinforcing steel bars, trusses, roofng,
masonry works & other provisions
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) : Php 5,163,465.32
Contract Duration : 60 C.D.
Co s t o f B i d d i n g
Documents
: Php 10,000.00
Contract ID : 13NH 0002
Contact Name : Package 6 - Construction of School Buildings
Construction of 1 Storey-2CL(a) Mararag ES, Marihatag
Construction of 1 Storey-2CL(b) Mararag ES, Marihatag
Construction of 1 Storey-2CL Gata ISS, San Agustin
Construction of 1 Storey-2CL(a) Lianga NCHS, Lianga
Construction of 1 Storey-2CL(b) Lianga NCHS, Lianga
Construction of 1 Storey-1CL St. Christine NHS Davisol NHS Annex,
Lianga
Construction of 1 Storey-1CL Davisol ES, Lianga
Contract Location : Marihatag, San Agustin & Lianga, Surigao del Sur
Scope of Work : earthworks, concrete works, reinforcing steel bars, trusses, roofng,
masonry works & other provisions
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) : Php 7,475,420.79
Contract Duration : 60 C.D.
Co s t o f B i d d i n g
Documents
: Php 10,000.00
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 bidding
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 similar contract costing
at least 50% of ABC within period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least
equal to ABC, or credit line commitment for at least 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 Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCW-Central Offce
will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the
Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at DPWH
website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
Activities Schedule
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents January 03-22, 2013
2. Pre-Bid Conference January 10, 2013@ 9:00 a.m.
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders January 18, 2013@ 10:00 a.m.
4. Receipt of Bids Deadline: January 22, 2013@ 8:45 a.m.
5. Opening of Bids January 22, 2013 @ 9:00 a.m.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH Surigao del Sur
1
st
Engineering District Offce. 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. 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 Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the BDs in two
(2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain the technical
component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain
the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive
Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH Surigao del Sur 1
st
Engineering District Offce reserves the right to accept or
reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior to award of contract, without thereby
incurring any liability to affected bidder/s.


Approved by:
(SGD) AGUSTIN R. ESTAL, MPA
Engineer III
(BAC-Chairman)
INVITATION TO BID
(MST-Dec. 21, 28, 2012 & Jan. 4, 2013)
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH 4, MANILA
ELAINE GRACE CORPUZICO
Petitioner,

CIVIL CASE NO. 12128797
KOJI SUGIMOTO AND THE
NATIONAL STATISTICS
OFFICE (NSO)
Respondents.
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SUMMON
The court in its Order dated December 4, 2012,
directed the petitioner to serve Summons by Publication.
NOW THEREFORE, Koji Sugimoto, you are
summoned and required to fle with this court your
answer or any responsive pleading within thirty
(30) days after the publication hereof, serving copy
thereof to the petitioner through her counsel, Atty.
Noubert T. Oliveros, at Public Attorney's Offce, 4
th

Floor, Godino Building, 350 Arroceros St., Ermita,
Manila.
WITNESS, the HON. JOSE LORENZO R. DELA
ROSA, Presiding Judge of the above-branch this
5th day of December 2012, in the City of Manila.
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LANAO DEL NORTE 1
st
DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
Area Equipment Section Compound
0054 Seminary Drive, Del Carmen, Iligan City
INVITATION TO BID
(MST-Jan. 4, 2013)
The Lanao del Norte 1
st
District Engineering Offce, through its Bids and Awards
Committee (BAC), invites contractors to apply for eligibility and, if found eligible, to
bid for the following contract:
1. Contract ID: 12KG0023
Contract Name : Construction of Junction National Highway Poblacion - Sitio
Langgoyo Ramain Road in Rakim ARC (Re-invitation to
Bid)
Contract Location: Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte
Brief Description : Construction Project
Contract Duration: 68 Calendar Days
Approved Budget Cost (ABC) : Php 11,058,812.00
2. Contract ID: 13KG001
Contract Name : Concreting of Barangay Road
Contract Location: Brgy. Mumungan, Balo-I , Lanao del Norte
Brief Description : Construction Project
Contract Duration: 30 Calendar Days
Approved Budget Cost (ABC) : Php 1,466,816.35
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 submit a letter of Intent (LOI), purchase
bid documents and must meet the following major criteria:(a) prior registration with
the 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/cash deposit certifcate for at least 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 Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI.
The DPWH-POCW-Central Offce will only process contractors applications for
registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certifcate of
Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website
www.dpwh.gov.ph
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents From: January 2, 2013-January 22, 2013
2. Pre-bid Conference January 9, 2013
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidder
January 15, 2013 at 12:00 HN
4. Receipt of Bids January 22, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.
5. Opening of Bids January 22, 2013 at 10:30 A.M.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at Lanao del Norte
1st District Engineering Offce, Area Equipment Services Compd., Seminary Drive,
del Carmen, Iligan City, upon payment of non-refundable fees of Php 5,000.00 for
project no. 1 and Php 500.00 for project no. 2 for the Bid Documents. Prospective
bidders may also download the BDs forms 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 specifed in
the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst
envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy
of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid.
Contract will be awarded to the lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in
the bid evaluation and post qualifcation.
The Lanao del Norte 1
st
District Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept
or reject any bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award,
without incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
(Sgd.) KHALIL D. SULTAN, MPA
OIC District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
METRO MANILA II DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
Bonifacio Drive cor. 8th Street, Port Area, Manila
INVITATION TO BID FOR
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region-Metro Manila II
District Engineering Offce (DPWH-NCR-MMIIDEO), through the General Appropriation
Act (GAA) FY-2013 intends to bid out the projects listed below:
(1) a. Contract ID : 13OC0018
b. Contract Name : Assets Preservation of National Road HDM-4 along
Quirino Avenue
c. Contract Location : Paraaque City, Metro Manila
d. Scope of Work : Assets Preservation of National Road
e. Approved Budget
for the Contract
(ABC)
: Php 51,280,179.64
f. Contract Duration : 90 calendar days
g. Amount of Bid
Documents
: Php 50,000.00
(2) a. Contract ID : 13OC0019
b. Contract Name : Construction of Drainage Outlet Inside MKS
STP,
c. Contract Location : Barangay Magallanes, Makati City, Metro Manila
d. Scope of Work : Construction of Drainage Outlet
e. Approved Budget
for the Contract
(ABC)
: Php 7,579,576.42
f. Contract Duration : 90 calendar days
g. Amount of Bid
Documents
: Php 10,000.00
Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
2. 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.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-
discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed 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 fve (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock
belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-NCR-MMIIDEO and
inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. - 12:00
NN and 1:00 P.M. 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
prescribed in the above mentioned list of projects.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine 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-NCR-MMIIDEO will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on January 11, 2013 at
10:00 A.M. at the Conference Room of DPWH-NCR-MMIIDEO, Bonifacio Drive corner
8
th
Street, Port Area, Manila, which shall be open only to interested parties who have
purchased the Bidding Documents.
7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before January 24, 2013, 10:00
A.M. at DPWH-NCR-MMIIDEO, Bonifacio Drive corner 8
th
Street, 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.
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. Prospective bidders shall submit their sealed envelopes duly accomplished in forms as
specifed in the BDs on or before the deadline of dropping of the bid documents at the
DPWH-NCR-MMIIDEO by the Authorized Managing Offcer (AMO) or authorized liaison
offcer of interested parties as stated in their Contractors Certifcate of Registration
(CRC). The liaison offcer shall submit a letter from the AMO authorizing her/him to
drop their bid, attend the bidding process and also submit a copy of company I.D. for
verifcation. No Special Power of Attorney (SPA) shall be allowed.
9. The DPWH-NCR-Metro Manila II District Engineering Offce reserves the right to
accept or reject any bid, to annul the biding process, and to reject all bids at any time
prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
10. For further information, please refer to:
NILA T. LIBRANZA
Chief, Quality Assurance Section
BAC Chairman
DPWH-NCR-MMIIDEO
Bonifacio Drive corner 8
th
Street
Port Area, Manila
Tel. No. (02) 3049388
(Sgd.) ARLEEN D. BELTRAN
Offcer-In-Charge
Offce of the District Engineer
(MST-Jan. 4, 2013)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Quezon II District Engineering Offce
Dalahican Road, Lucena City
Tel. No. (042) 373- 4252
(MST-Jan. 4, 2013)
Invitation to Bid
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Quezon II District Engineering Offce
through R/M CY 2012-FUND 101, D.A CY 2012, VILP, PDAF 1
ST
& 2
ND
TRANCHE, & PDAF 2012
intends to apply the sum of Twenty six million nine hundred forty nine thousand eight hundred
ninety two pesos and 94/100 (P 26,949,892.94) to payments under the contract for Contract ID
Nos. 13DJ001-13DJ008: Repair/Maint. Of MSR-Daang Maharlika KO094+(-)524-KO121+896
(intermittent Section), Tiaong-Sariaya,Quezon et;al. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be
automatically rejected at bid opening.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Quezon II District Engineering Offce now
invites bids for the following Contract ID Nos. :
1.13DJ001- Repair/Maintenance of MSR-Daang Maharlika KO094+(-)524-KO121+896
(intermittent Section),Tiaong-Sariaya,Quezon
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : P 499,997.49
2. 13DJ002- CLUSTER 1
a) Concreting of FMR at Brgy. San Isidro, Tiaong,Quezon P 1,999,997.81
b) Concreting of FMR at Brgy. Del Rosario, Tiaong,Quezon P 1,999,997.56
c) Concreting of FMR at Brgy. Aquino, Tiaong,Quezon P 1,999,997.56
d) Concreting of FMR at Brgy. Lumingon, Tiaong,Quezon P 1,999,996.87
e) Concreting of FMR at Brgy. San Agustin, Tiaong,Quezon P 1,999,996.87
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : P 9,999,986.67
3. 13DJ003- CLUSTER 2
a) Concreting of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Kinatihan 2, Candelaria, Quezon P 999,998.44
b) Concreting of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Lutucan Bata, Sariaya,Quezon P 999,996.27
c) Concreting of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Pulo, San Antonio,Quezon P 999,998.11
d) Concreting of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Bulihan, San Antonio,Quezon P 999,995.59
e) Concreting of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Maligaya, Dolores,Quezon P 999,996.86
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : P 4,999,985.27
4. 13DJ004 - CLUSTER 3
a) Repair of One (1) Classroom Building at Cotta Elem. School (South I),
Lucena City P 999,999.85
b) Repair/Rehab./Impvt. Of Multi-Purpose Poblacion 1, Sariaya,Quezon P 199,999.67
c) Construction of Multi-Purpose Building at Brgy. 9, Lucena City P 499,998.25
d) Repair/Rehab./Impvt. Of Multi-Purpose Building at Poblacion 111,
Tiaong,Quezon P 999,999.83
e) Construction of Multi-Purpose Building at Brgy. Cabay, Tiaong,Quezon P 1,499,993.05
f) Construction of Multi-Purpose Building at Brgy. Gulang-Gulang, Lucena City P 749,998.55
g) Repair/Rehab./Impvt. Of Multi-Purpose Building at
Brgy. San Jose,San Antonio,Quezon P 199,999.19
h) Improvement of Multi-Purpose Building at Brgy. Cabay, Tiaong,Quezon P 299,997.06
i) Construction of Multi-Purpose Building at Sta. Lucia NHS, Dolores,Quezon P 299,994.39
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : P 5,749,979.84
5. 13DJ005 - CLUSTER 4
a) Concreting of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Masin Sur, Candelaria,Quezon P 999,998.93
b) Concreting of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Buenavista West, Candelaria,Quezon P 499,994.04
c) Concreting of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Balubal, Sariaya,Quezon P 999,997.02
d) Concreting of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Montecillo, Sariaya,Quezon P 999,996.16
e) Concreting of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Matipunso, San Antonio,Quezon P 1,499,999.06
f) Widening of Brgy. Road at Brgy. Bayanihan, Dolores,Quezon P 599,994.42
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : P 5,599,979.63
6. 13DJ006 - CLUSTER 5
a) Repair of One (1) Classroom School Building at Quezon NHS, Lucena City P 199,999.53
b) Const. of Multi-Purpose Building at Talao-Talao Elem. School, Lucena City P 299,999.05
c) Repair/Rehab./Impvt. Of Multi-Purpose Building at Brgy. 9, Lucena City P 199,998.56
d) Repair/Rehab./Impvt. Of Multi-Purpose Building at Brgy. 2, Lucena City P 299,999.35
e) Construction of Multi-Purpose Building at Brgy. Sampaloc Bugon,
Sariaya,Quezon P 1,499,999.18
f) Repair/Rehab./Impvt. Of MP Building at Brgy. Lutucan Malabag,
Sariaya,Quezon P 299,993.15
g) Rehab./Impvt. Of MP Building at Brgy. 6, Sariaya,Quezon P 299,998.39
h) Const. of MP Building at Gov. Anatalio & Susan Enriquez Elem. School, P 499,999.82
Brgy. Sampaloc 2, Sariaya,Quezon
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : P 3,599,987.03
7. 13DJ007 - CLUSTER 6
a) Repair/Rehab./Impvt. Of MP Building at Brgy. Malabanban Sur,
Candelaria, Quezon P 199,998.77
b) Repair/Rehab./Impvt. Of MP Building at Brgy. Masalukot 1,
Candelaria,Quezon P 299,996.24
c) Impvt. Of MP Building at Doctor Panflo Castro NHS, Candelaria, Quezon P 749,996.94
d) Impvt. Of MP Building at Brgy. Anastacia, Tiaong,Quezon P 199,994.63
e) Construction of Multi-Purpose Building at Bulakin I Elem. School,
Dolores,Quezon P 299,982.52
f) Const. of MP at Brgy. Maligaya, Dolores,Quezon P 1,499,999.50
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : P 3,249,968.60
8. 13DJ008 - CLUSTER 7
a) Const. of MP Buildings Fire Station at Brgy. Buliran, San Antonio,Quezon P 1,499,999.50
b) Repair/Rehab./Impvt. Of MP Building at Niing Elem. School
San Antonio,Quezon P 249,997.47
c) Const. of MP Building at Brgy. Poblacion, San Antonio,Quezon P 1,499,999.11
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : P 3,249,996.08
Bidders must have an experience of having completed at least One (1) 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 specifed 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 fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested bidders may submit their letter of intents from January 3-17, 2013. They may obtain
further information from DPWH, Quezon II District Engineering Offce, 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 One
thousand Pesos (1,000) for projects 1M and Below, Five thousand Pesos (5,000) for Projects
above 1M up to 5M & Ten Thousand Pesos (10,000) for 5M up to 20M Projects.
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 that the submission of their bids.
The DPWH, Quezon II District Engineering Offce will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on January 10,
2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the DPWH Quezon II DEO Conference Room, which shall be open to all
interested parties.
Bids must have delivered to the address below on January 22, 2013 until 2:00 P.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.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representative who choose to attend at the
address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
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:
JEREMIAS B. LICAS JR.
BAC Chairman
Attention:
Head, BAC Secretariat
DPWH,Quezon II District Engineering Offce
Dalahican Road, Lucena City
Tel. No. (042) 373- 4252
Approved by:
(Sgd.) JEREMIAS B. LICAS JR.
Chief, Construction Section
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee
Noted by:
CELESTIAL S. FLANCIA
District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
2nd Street, Port Area,
MANILA
INVITATION TO BID
(MST-Jan. 4, 2013)
Contract ID No. 13OO0003 Assets Preservation of National Road Generated
from HDM-4 along Daang Maharlika, Muntinlupa City
1 The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital
Region,(DPWH-NCR), through the General Appropriationa Act intends to
apply the sum of Php 49,764,125.14 being the Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the Assets Preservation
of Nati onal Road Generated from HDM-4 al ong Daang Maharl i ka,
Muntinlupa City. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically
rejected at bid opening.
2 The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region
now invites bids for the Assets Preservation of National Road Generated
from HDM-4 along Daang Maharlika, Muntinlupa City. Completion of the
Works is 120 calendar days.
Bidders should have completed, a single contract similar to the Project,
equivalent to at least ffty percent (50%) of the ABC. The description of an
eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section
II, Instruction to Bidders.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive procedures using
non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules
and Regulations (IRR) of 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 fve 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 keep their records current and updated.
Contractors eligibility to bid on the project will be determined using the DPWH
Contractor Profle Eligibility Process (CPEP) and subject to further post
qualifcation. Information on registration can be obtained at DPWH website
www.dpwh.gov.ph or CPO, 5
th
foor, DPWH Building, Bonifacio Drive, Port
Area, Manila from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders
at the National Capital Region, 2
nd
Street, Port Area, Manila upon payment
of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Fifty
Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00).
It may 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 set deadline for the submission of bids.

6. Issuance of Bidding documents : January 4 to 29, 2013
Deadline of letters of Intent : January 23, 2013

6. The Department of Public Works & Highways will hold a Pre-Bid Conference
on January 16, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the Department of Public Works and
Highways -National Capital Region, NCR Conference Room, 2
nd
Street, Port
Area, Manila, which shall be open only to all interested parties.
7. Interested bidders may obtain information from the Department of Public
Works and Highways-National Capital Region and inspect the Bidding
Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
8. Bids must be delivered on or before January 29, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at the
Department of Public Works and Highways National Capital Region BAC
Secretariat Offce, 2
nd
Street, Port Area, Manila. All bids must be accompanied
by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in
the Bidding Documents, ITB Clause 18.1.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who
choose to attend at the address above. Late bids shall not be accepted.
9. The DPWH-NCR 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.
10. For further information, please refer to:
The BAC Secretariat
National Capital Region
2
nd
St. Port Area, Manila
Tel. No.(02) 3043893
(Sgd.) AUDENCIO B. REYES
Chief, QAHD
Chairman, NCR-BAC
NOTED:
(Sgd.) REYNALDO G. TAGUDANDO
Regional Director
Republika ng Pilipinas
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NATIONAL IRRIGATION ADMINISTRATION
Offce Address: Tambubong, San Rafael, Bulacan Telefax Nos. : (044) 766-2467; 6730630
Telephone Nos. (044) 766-2467; 766-4839; 673-0630 TIN: 000-979-570-000
Email Address: nia03@yahoo.com
___________________________________________________________________________
Invitation for Bids
Participatory Irrigation Development Project
Loan No. 7709-PH
Construction/Rehabilitation of Canal Structures, Measuring Devices, Canal
Lining and Desilting of Angat-Maasim RIS including Supply, Delivery,
Installation and Commissioning of Steel Gates
IFB NO. PIDP3-C-AMRISN-1 R
1. The Government of the Philippines (GOP) has received a Loan from the World Bank toward the
cost of Participatory Irrigation Development Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds of
this loan to payments under the contract for the Construction/Rehabilitation of Canal Structures,
Canal Lining and Desilting of Angat-Maasim Rivers Irrigation System including Supply, Delivery,
Installation and Commissioning of Steel Gates.
2. The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) now invites bids for the Construction! Rehabilitation
of Canal Structures, Canal Lining and Desilting of Angat-Maasim Rivers Irrigation System and
Supply, Delivery and Installation of Steel Gates located in the towns of Bulacan, Calumpit,
Hagonoy, Malolos, Paombong, Pulilan, Balagtas, Baliuag, Bocaue, Bustus, Guiguinto, Pandi,
Plaridel, Angat, San Ildefonso and San Rafael in the Province of Bulacan and the towns of
Apalit, Candaba, San Luis and San Simon in the Province of Pampanga. Completion of the
Works is required in Three Hundred Five (305) calendar days. Bidders should have completed,
within fve (5) years, 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 in accordance with relevant procedures for open competitive bidding
as specifed in the IRR of RA 9184 (R.A. 9184), with some amendments, as stated in these
bidding documents and is open to all bidders from eligible source countries as defned in the
applicable procurement guidelines of the World Bank. The contract shall be awarded to the
Lowest Calculated Responsive Bidder (LCRB) who was determined as such during post-
qualifcation. The Estimated Project Cost (EPC) is Thirty Four Million Six Hundred Thirty
One Thousand Five Hundred Eighty Pesos (Php 34,631,580.00).
4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Bids and Awards Committee-A
and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.,
Mondays to Fridays.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by the interested bidders starting
December 28, 2012 from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the
bidding documents in the amount Ten Thousand Pesos (PhP10,000.00).
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government
Electronic Procurement System (PhiIGEPS) and the NIA website (http://www.nia.gov.ph).
provided that bidders shall pay the nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than
the submission of their bids.
6. An organized feld visit by the contractors and NIA will be conducted on January 7, 2013.
Prospective bidders are advised to coordinate with the BAC Secretariat regarding the itinerary
of the feld visit. Attendees will include representatives from the Regional Irrigation Offce (RIO),
Irrigation Management Offce (IMO) and Irrigators Associations
7. The NIA will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on January 21, 2013, 1:30 P.M. at NIA-Region III,
Tambubong, San Rafael, Bulacan which shall be open to all interested parties.
8. Bids must be delivered at NIA-Region III, Tambubong, San Rafael, Bulacan, on or before January
29,2013, 1:30 P.M. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in the amount of Seven
Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (PhP750,000.00) in the form of Cash, Cashiers/Managers
Check or Bank Guarantee.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend
immediately after the deadline for the submission of bids at the same address above. Late
bids shall not be accepted.
9. The NIA 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.
10. For further information, please refer to:
Offce of the BAC-A Secretariat
NIA-Region III
Tambubong, San Rafael, Bulacan
Telephone Nos. (044) 673-0630
(Sgd.) ANGELO A.LOGO
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee
(MST-Jan. 4, 2013)
(MST-Dec. 28, & Jan. 4, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
National Capital Judicial Region
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Mandaluyong City
Branch 211
IN RE: PETITION FOR SEC Case No. MC12-131
VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION For: Voluntary Liquidation
IN INSOLVENCY OF in Insolvency under
UNIVERSAL RIGHTFIELD RA No. 10142 (or
PROPERTY HOLDINGS, INC. the FRIA 2010
(URPHI)
UNIVERSAL RIGHTIELD PROPERTY
HOLDINGS, INC.,
Petitioner.
x-------------------------------------------------------------x
ORDER
In an Order dated November 9, 2012, the Court granted
the Liquidators Motion for the Issuance of Order for
Publication Notice. Thus:
NOTI CE TO CREDI TORS OF
UNI VERSAL RI GHTFI ELD PROPERTY HOLDI NGS, I NC.
NOTICE is hereby given that the corporate or judicial
personality of Universal Rightfeld Property Holdings, Inc.
(URPHI) has been declared as dissolved and terminated
pursuant to the liquidation Order issued by the Hon. Ofelia
L. Calo, Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court in
Mandaluyong City, Branch 211, in SEC Case NO. MC12-
131; that the Court-appointed Liquidator Mr. Gener T.
Mendoza has fled a preliminary registry of claims which
is available for public inspection at his offce located at
Unit 322, 3
rd
Floor, LRI Design Plaza, 210 Nicanor Garcia
Street, Makati City, within offce hours or specifcally
from 9:00 oclock in the morning up to 6:00 oclock in the
evening within the weekdays of Mondays to Fridays; that
any and all creditors or claimants of URPHI are enjoined to
fle their application for recognition of claims or opposition
or challenge to any of the claims with Mr. Mendoza within
sixty (60) days from publication of this notice, otherwise the
preliminary registry of claims as fled by Mr. Mendoza shall
become fnal within thirty (30) days from the expiration of
the sixty (60) day period.
Let this Order be published in Manila Standard Today
once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks at the expense
of petitioner.
SO ORDERED.
Mandaluyong City, November 12, 2012.
(Sgd.) OFELIA L. CALO
Judge
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SC rule not held after all
Muhlach
couple
appeals
decision
Makati court rules on video footage of Marines slay
Daragang Magayon ballet set Feb. 8
14m people passed NAIA in 2012
MOVIE actor and congres-
sional candidate Aga Muhlach
and his wife Charlene Gonzales
asked the Court of Appeals to
stop the Regional Trial Court of
San Jose, Camarines Sur from
removing their names from the
towns list of voters.
In a 50-page petition led by
their lawyer Romulo Macalintal
on Thursday, Aga and Charlene
asked the court to issue a tem-
porary restraining order while
the petition is pending before
the court.
In their petition, Macalintal ar-
gued that the petition for the ex-
clusion led against the Muhlachs
on October 5 was premature and
precipately led because the
6-month period of residency be-
fore the May 13, 2013 election
was yet to begin on November
14, 2012. He cited the case of
Congressman Romeo Jalosjos,
Jr., where the Court of Appeals,
on June 2, 2010, granted Jalos-
jos appeal from a decision of the
RTC of Pagadian City exclud-
ing him from the List of Voters
on the ground that the reckoning
6-month period before the elec-
tion was yet to come when the
petition for exclusion was precipi-
tately and prematurely led.
Macalintal said that, while both
the MCTC and RTC admitted
that the Muhlachs had established
their residency in San Jose as
early as February 17, 2012, both
courts disqualied the Muhlachs
on such erroneous ruling that
they have not complied with the
6-month residency requirement
before ling their application for
registration as voters on March
19, 2012.
This is clear abuse of discre-
tion because the law is very clear
in that a voter must be a resi-
dent of the place for at least six
months before the election and
not before registration. Since the
courts found that the Muhlachs
have been residing in San Jose
as of February 17, 2012 then it is
as clear as the sunlight that they
have more than complied with
the 6-month residency before
the May 13, 2013 elections, or a
period of one year and 3 months
from February 17, 2012 to May
13, 2013, Macalintal said.
Macalintal added that it was
grave error for the courts to reck-
on the 6-month residency period
before registration when the law
is very clear that such period of
residency should be counted six
months immediately before or
preceding the elections or the
May 13, 2013 polls in the case of
the Muhlachs.
By Eric B. Apolonio
MORE 14 million passengers arrived
and departed through the countrys
premier gateway Ninoy Aquino In-
ternational Airport in 2012, a six per-
cent increase from passenger arrivals
and departures for 2011.
Records obtained from the air-
ports ground operation division
show that NAIA Terminals 1, 2 and
3 tallied a total of 7,018,013 in-
ternational passenger arrivals and
7,200,361 passenger departures for a
total of 14,218,374 arrivals and de-
partures the year.
In 2011, 13,345,779 passengers
went through the gateway with
6,724,934 arriving and 6,620,845
departing passengers, posting an in-
crease of 872,595 for 2012.
Low-cost carriers operating at the
NAIA Terminal 3, including Cebu Pa-
cic, Airphil Express, ZestAir and All
Nippon Airways, increased passenger
arrivals from 785,953 passengers in
2011 to 1,166,528 passengers in 2012
an increase by 32.5% (380,575 pas-
sengers) while 952,458 passengers in
2011 against 1,229,865 departing pas-
sengers in 2012, an increase of 22.5%
(277,407 passengers).
The phenomenal increase is at-
tributed mainly to airline passengers
who opted to pay budget fares for do-
mestic and regional ights.
Transpacic and Middle East
ights remains stable as the country
still falls under Category 2 status for
US ights and banned to y to Eu-
rope because of safety and adminis-
trative issues since 2007.
Philippine Airlines, the countrys
ag carrier has been in a sticky situ-
ation because of the downgrade that
has hampered their ability to cope
with the high passenger demand es-
pecially on high-yielding routes like
the US and Europe.
A replacement of fuel efcient
eets are one of the answers to their
operational woes but without the
Category 1 upgrade, their ability to
turn around operations from red to
black is still hampered.
Reports from the International
Civil Aviation Organization said
that global air passenger trafc has
increased 5 percent since 2011 to
around 2.9 billion passengers in
2012, with the Asia-Pacic region
chalking up a 30 percent share in
terms of global revenue passenger-
kilometres, followed by the Middle
East with 8%, registering a growth
rate at 16.8% in 2012.
By Perfecto Raymundo
THE Supreme Court Thurs-
day claried the implementa-
tion of the Judicial Afdavit
Rule is not suspended as ear-
lier reported and Chief Justice
Maria Lourdes Sereno only
submitted a request for its de-
ferment for discussion by the
whole court.
[The Chief Justice], responding to a request from
the [Prosecutors League of the Philippines] for the de-
ferment of the implementation of the JAR for at least
a year in criminal cases, has directed that the request
be included in the agenda of the Supreme Courts
First En Banc session of the year on Jan. 8, 2013, the
high courts public information ofce said Thursday.
The Judicial Afdavit Rule requires submission of
judicial afdavits in lieu of direct testimony of wit-
nesses in criminal cases. It took effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
The SC, however, did not mention Circular No. 146
which was issued by the Ofce of the Court Admin-
istrator to all justices of the Court of Appeals, San-
diganbayan, Court of Tax Appeals, judges of trial
courts, investigating ofcers authorized by the SC
to receive evidence, including the Integrated Bar of
the Philippines, arbiters of special courts and quasi-
judicial bodies.
The circular mentions it would be more prudent, as
recommended by Associate Justice Roberto A. Abad,
to suspend its implementation pending decision of the
SC en banc.
Abad, with Associate Justices Diosdado M. Peralta
and Lucas P. Bersamin, met with members of the PLP
on Dec. 21, 2012.
After the meeting, Abad made the recommendation
to suspend the implementation of the JAR.
The new rule, unanimously approved by the
SC last September, provides that when a party
(whether plaintiff or defendant) questions his own
witness, he no longer needs to place the witness on
the witness stand.
As a substitute, the party or his lawyer merely sub-
mits the written sworn statement of his witness in a
question-and-answer format.
It also requires each party to the case to attach all
his documentary evidence to the judicial afdavit,
which, in turn, must be submitted at least ve days
before the pre-trial or preliminary conference in
the case. PNA
By Ferdinand Fabella
THE Makati Regional Trial Court on
Thursday agreed to hold a private view-
ing of the original video footage of the at-
tack on slain United States Marine major
George Anikow by four men at Bel-Air
Subdivision last November.
Judge Winlove Dumayas of RTC
Branch 59 allowed the viewing of the
closed-circuit television footage on Jan-
uary 7 upon the request of prosecution
lawyers. The viewing will be done at
the Rockwell Command Center, which
operates the CCTV system of the entire
Rockwell Center.
Both the prosecutors and the law-
yers of the four accused in the Anikow
murder trial will visit the RCC ofce to
compare a copy of the video clip earlier
shown in court to the original footage
being kept by RCC personnel.
Prosecutor Hannah Arriola pushed for
the private viewing to end the defense pan-
els doubts on the authenticity of the video
clip, which was recorded by a CCTV cam-
era placed at the subdivision gate showing
the four accused Juan Alfonso, Galicano
Datu III, Crispin De la Paz, and Osric
Cabrera ganging up on the 41-year-old
American on November 24.
During Thursdays hearing, defense
lawyers argued that instead of going to
the RCC, the hard drive containing the
subject video clip should be taken out
and brought to the court.
But Arriola explained that the hard
drive could not be presented to the court
as this would affect the operations of
Rockwell Centers CCTV system.
They cannot detach that particular
hard drive without affecting the opera-
tions of the CCTVs within Rockwell
land and it appears that it will put a pause
in their operations because several CCT-
Vs have to
turned off, Arriola said.
She maintained that the CCTV foot-
age is vital in building up the case as this
would be the basis of the testimony of
the prosecutions main witness, security
guard Romel Saavedra.
The viewing of the controversial foot-
age might also help identify who among
the four actually stabbed Anikow to
death, Arriola added.
Rizzini visits KL
Pinoys at embassy
More fun in the Philippines. Residents and foreigners queue up at immigration counters on Thursday as the
Ninoy Aquino International Airport reported that passenger arrivals and departures hit more than 14 million for 2012.
ERIC APOLONIO
Beauty and the ambassador. Newly-crowned Miss Tourism International Rizzini
Alexis Gomez called on Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Edgardo Malaya at the
Philippine embassy in Kuala Lumpur before returning to the Philippines. ERIC APOLONIO
LEGAZPI CITYAlbay further drums
up its tourism promotion drive with a bal-
let presentation on February 8 at the main
theater of the Cultural Center of the Philip-
pines of its legendary origin as a province
and that of Mayon Volcano, depicting a
story of enduring love and sacrice.
Tourism is Albays sunshine industry
and the province, under Gov. Joey Salceda,
leads the blossoming tourism industry of
the entire Bicol region.
The theatrical fare, Daragang Magayon,
an Istorya ni Mayon, fuses the talents of
illustrious Philippine contemporary artists
with National Artist for Literature Virgilio
Almario writing the lyrics and composer
Ramon Pagayon Santos writing the music.
Almario, known by his pen name Rio
Alma, is a poet critic who helped spearhead
the second successful modernist move-
ment in Filipino poetry. He was named a
National Artist in 2003.
Santos, on the other hand, a Full-
bright-Hays travel grantee, belongs to
the new and experimental music group
of Filipino artists. His works have been
conceived along concepts and aesthetic
frameworks of Philippine and South-
east Asian artistic traditions.
To further enrich the package, multi-
awarded Albayano writer-researcher
Abdon Balde, Jr. who heads the newly
created Albay Poet Laureate Ofce, con-
tributed colorful rituals and new details
to the story, the products of his research.
The eDance Theater, headed by choreog-
rapher Gerald Mercado, will render the
dance interpretation.
Produced by the Albay provincial gov-
ernment, the February 8 presentation forms
part of a revitalized tourism development
program that would offer guests an op-
portunity to take a fresher look into the
provinces mesmerizing mythical past, its
magic and mystery.
The artistic fare will present story angles
onstage about Albays rich cultural heri-
tage, folklore and history. It will treat stage
viewers with ancient Bikol rites such as the
Halia, a ceremony for the new moon and
the Atang ritual for the god Gugurang that
features the breath taking duel for the Ka-
layo or re, between mighty and wise Gu-
gurang and the evil Aswang.
By Eric B. Apolonio
NEWLY-crowned Miss Tourism In-
ternational Rizzini Alexis Gomez met
with the Filipino community in Kuala
Lumpur on Thursday before return-
ing to Manila last night on board
Cebu Pacic ight 5J500. said that
Gomez paid a courtesy call on Philip-
pine Ambassador J. Eduardo Malaya
accompanied by her brother Kim and
pageant ofcials Valerie Chua and
Sara Jolene Tan.
This is a beautiful start of the new
year for the Philippines, as another
Filipina showcased the talent, beauty
and grace of our race, and gave fur-
ther honor to the country. The Fili-
pino community in Kuala Lumpur is
honored to be among the rst to con-
gratulate you on your victory, and I
hope that you will be a continuing in-
spiration to other Filipinos. We hope
to welcome you again on your next
visit to Malaysia, Malaya said.
Gomez also related how she felt af-
ter winning the crown, as well as her
experience in the pageant.
The day after winning the pag-
eant, I still cannot believe it. I was
still oating, asking myself if this
really happened. I am honored to
represent the Philippines in this
pageant. It gave me an opportunity
to travel and meet other people. I
am excited to travel and learn about
new things and culture, which I did
during the pageant, she said.
SSS call center open 24/5
THE Social Security System has extend-
ed its call center operations to 24 hours
every weekday to give members more
access to over-the-phone updates about
their contributions, benets, loans, and
other SSS transactions.
SSS president and chief executive of-
cer Emilio de Quiros Jr. said that with
longer call center hours, members, regard-
less of their time of work, can contact the
SSS about their claim status, membership
data, list of requirements, and other SSS
concerns by dialing 920-6446 to 55.
Truck ban extension eyed
DUE to the success of the modied truck
ban last Christmas season, the Metro-
politan Manila Development Authority
is planning to extend its implementation
beyond Jan. 6.
Chairman Francis Tolentino said he is
consulting with the Metro Manila Coun-
cil, the agencys governing body, and
its special trafc committee, headed by
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, to
study the viability of the extension of the
modied truck ban rules.
The modied truck ban hours are from
6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
from Mondays to Saturdays. The truck
ban on Edsa from Magallanes inter-
change to Trinoma mall in Quezon City
is in effect the whole day from Mondays
to Sundays. Rio N. Araja
Railway suicide attempt
A 28-year-old woman tried to take her
life by jumping on the rail of Metro Rail
Transit at the Shaw Boulevard station in
Mandaluyong on Thursday but ended up
in hospital with the possibility of losing
her left leg.
LRTA spokesman laywer Hernando
Cabrera said Rica Roma Fernandez, of
1213 M. De los Reyes Street, Gen. T. de
Leon, Valenzuela may be penalized for
her actions.
Report showed that the incident took
place around 11 a.m. while the victim
was waiting at the MRT southbound
platform. Witnesses said the train was
approaching when Fernandez jumped.
The victims leg was crushed by the
trains wheel. Gigi Munoz-David
Magdalena Cal, 88
MRS. Magdalena S. Cal, widow of the
later Anatalio Cal, died last Sunday at
the age of 88.
She is survived by her two children
Ana Marie Cal-Bacud and Manuel Aar-
on Cal, son-in-law Christopher Bacud
and two grandchildren Christianne Dan-
iel and Joseph Benjamin Bacud.
Her remains were cremated at the
Loyola Memoiral Chapel on Common-
wealth Avenue in Quezon City on Thurs-
day afternoon.
JANUARY 4, 2013 FRIDAY
A9 Sports Riera U. Mallari, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
sports_mstandard@yahoo.com
James carries Heat past Mavs
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
WITH the career of Manny Pacquiao
in limbo as a result of that stunning
knockout defeat to Juan Manuel Mar-
quez, it is imperative for a good num-
ber of Filipino boxers to step up and
make 2013 their year not only to take
the spotlight.
It has to be the year for our other
champions to take the cudgels from
Pacquiao and maintain our countrys
stature as hotbed of boxing superstars.
And when you say superstar, one has
to be a boxer who has the ability that
makes people pay their hard-earned
money and expect a worthy match-up.
In short, marketability is the name
of the game.
Lets face it, there will never be an-
other Manny Pacquiao.
But outside of Pacquiao, there are
at least ve Filipino boxers who, if
they reign simultaneously as cham-
pions, could be the saving graces of
Philippine boxing once the ghting
congressman calls it a career.
DONNIE NIETES. A native of
Bacolod based in Cebu, this two-divi-
sion world champion may be next to
Pacquiao in terms of being Mexicos
most feared Filipino ghter.
Nietes captured the vacant World Box-
ing Organization minimumweight crown
when he decisioned Thai Pornsawan Por-
pramook on Sept. 30, 2007 in Cebu.
During his reign as world mini-
mumweight champion, Nietes trav-
elled to Mexico three times to defend
his crown behind enemy lines.
The 30-year-old Nietes came out
victorious in all those trips to Mexico
as he won by convincing decisions
over Mexicans Erik Ramirez, Manuel
Vargas and Mario Rodriguez.
His biggest break happened in
October of 2011 when he fought an-
other Mexican, Ramon Garcia in a
battle for the vacant WBO lighty-
weight champion.
In a nationally televised card staged
in his hometown, Nietes had a strong
start and dominated Garcia during the
rst half of the match, but faded in the
last few rounds to eke out a narrow
decision win over the Mexican.
While there are those who criticized
Nietes for losing steam towards the
end of his bout versus Garcia, experts
consider it as actually a selling point
for his future ghts.
The performance of Nietes against
Garcia proved in a lot of ways that he
can rely on his ghting heart once his
stamina betrays him during the crucial
stretches of a championship match.
Nietes, with a record of 31 wins one
loss and three draws with 17 knockouts,
could face reigning WBO 105lb cham-
pion Moises Fuentes in early February.
DRIAN FRANCISCO. He is one
of those ghters who possess a very
awkward style, but still ends up get-
ting those wins in convincing fashion.
A former holder of the interim
World Boxing Association supery-
weight crown, Francisco was once
considered an opponent for undefeat-
ed Cuban sensation Guillermo Rigon-
deaux as the main supporting bout of
the Nonito Donaire Jr. versus Jorge
Arce brawl last December in Houston.
However, Top Rank big boss Bob
Arum chose to pit a former world
champion from Thailand, who even-
tually failed a medical examination.
Franciscos chief handler Elmer
Anuran, a no-nonsense manager, who
never fears to pit his ghters against
the best, is still hoping to get that
Rigondeaux clash sometime this year.
MILAN MELINDO. He is a cinch to
battle for a world crown within the year.
Undefeated in ghts, Melindo is called
El Metodico because of his methodical
ways in defeating his opponents.
Pocket Rocket could also be an apt
nom de guerre for the pint-sized Me-
lindo, who is actually a natural light-
yweight, but has chosen to compete
in the yweight division where he
likes the challenge of facing bigger
and stronger champions.
Currently, Melindo is the mandato-
ry challenger to WBO yweight ruler
Brian Viloria.
BRIAN VILORIA. The Hawaii-
raised boxer who traces his roots in
Ilocos Sur, is having his best reign as
world champion.
Despite a near-death experience in
losing his IBF lightyweight crown to
Carlos Tamara in a brawl, Viloria main-
tained his gung-ho style and simply
added a little science to his repertoire.
He continues to wow ght fans with
his daredevil approach and plans to do
so in his upcoming ghts.
Viloria is poised to be involved in one
of the biggest bouts in the yweight di-
vision as talks are ongoing for him to
face the most feared lightyweight to
date, Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua.
NONITO DONAIRE. JR. He is close
to Pacquiao in terms of explosiveness,
speed and ability to move up in weight
and beat bigger guys with aplomb.
All he needs is to get those marquee
ghters across the ring and one of
them has to be Mexican Abner Mares.
PH Boxings Fab Five
Japanese win 5 world boxing championships in New Year
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
THE Japanese have won two more world
boxing titles for a total of ve in less than
four days to make their New Year a mem-
orable one.
In the latest title ghts, Ryo Miyazaki
beat Pornsawan Porpramook of Thailand
by a split decision to win the vacant World
Boxing Association minimumweight title.
Two of the three judges scored the bout
for Miyazaki by a fairly wide margin,
with Sergio Caiz turning in a 116-111
scorecard and Wan Soo Yuh scoring it
116-112. The third judge, Levi Martinez
had Pornsawan edging out the Japanese
by a point, 114-113.
With the win, the 24-year-old Mi-
yazaki, who was ranked No 2 by the
WBA, improved his record to 18 wins
with no losses and 3 draws and 10 wins
by knockouts.
Pornsawan, who was ranked No. 4 by
the WBA, dropped to 27-5-1, with 17
knockouts.
The Thai ghter complained about the
referee, Australian Brad Vocale, claiming
a blow to the mid-section was ruled as a
low blow. Pornsawan also said he thought
he won the ght, claiming Maiyazaki
was not so strong.
Meanwhile in Tokyo, Yota Sato beat
fellow Japanese Ryo Akaho handily on
points to retain the World Boxing Council
super-yweight title.
The scores were 117-111, 117-112 and
118-110, all in favor of the champion.
Sato was making the second defense of
the title he won from Thailands Suriyan
Sor Rungvisai last March.
With the win, Sato improved to 26-2-1
with 12 knockouts, while Akaho, who is
ranked No. 5 by the WBC, dropped to 19
-1-2 with 12 knockouts.
Earlier, WBA super featherweight
champion Takashi Uchiyama stopped
Bryan Vasquez of Costa Rica in the eighth
round in Tokyo, while in Osaka, former
WBC straw-weight and WBA minimum
weight champion Kazuto Ioka halted Jose
Rodriguez in the sixth round to take the
vacant WBA light-yweight title.
LeBron James scored 32 points and
nished one assist shy of a triple-dou-
ble, Dwyane Wade scored 27 and the
Heat pulled off both early and late be-
fore beating the Dallas Mavericks 119-
109 in overtime Wednesday night.
Down 100-94 with 3:02 remaining
in regulation, the Heat closed the game
on a 25-9 runand sent Dallas to its
sixth loss in as many overtime games
this season.
We have ultimate condence in
our team, our talent level, our execu-
tion, said Chris Bosh, who scored
17 points for Miami. And we be-
lieve in each other. To know we
can be down by six with 3 minutes
left and still have the condence to
overcome everything and get the job
done, it works out great.
Ray Allen added 15 for Miami,
which extended its Eastern Confer-
ence-leading record to 22-8 despite
trailing by 12 in the opening minutes.
James had 12 rebounds and nine assists
for the Heat, who scored the rst seven
points of overtime.
O.J. Mayo scored 30 and Dirk
Nowitzkistill working his way back
from knee surgeryadded 19 in 29
minutes for the Mavericks.
It shouldnt have gotten to over-
time, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle
said. We were up six with a couple
MIAMI Once the Miami Heat found
a way to rally in the nal moments of
regulation, they made overtime look easy.
DENNIS PRINCIPE
SPORTS CHAT
IN BRIEF
Best Centers 2012
sessions start early
THE multi-awarded Best Center, pioneer
of basketball clinics in the Philippines,
starts its busy year with sessions in two
venues on Saturday.
The Milo-sponsored clinics re off its
2013 calendar with sessions in Levels 1,
2, 3 and 4 (Introduction to Basketball) at
the Ateneo covered courts in Katipunan,
Quezon City. Sessions are from 8:30 to
11:30 a.m. and will end on Feb. 23.
Xavier School, meanwhile, will have ses-
sions in Level 1, 2 and 3 (Introduction to Bas-
ketball) from 1 to 4 p.m., also on Saturdays.
Best Center founder and president Nic
Jorge, a former national coach, said ses-
sions at the Starmall in Alabang are on
hold pending completion of the renova-
tions being done in its basketball court.
ROXANNE Resma bucked a shaky stint
in the early going then went full throttle
to sweep Monica Therese Cruz, 6-4, 6-0,
and annex a quarternal seat in the girls
16-and-under singles of the 24th Andrada
Cup tennis tournament at the Rizal Me-
morial Tennis Courts yesterday.
The top-seeded Resma, seeking a fol-
low-up to her rousing victory in the re-
cent PSC-Philta netfest, broke Cruz once
in the opening frame then dominated her
rival with a superb all-around game in the
second to complete the straight-set victo-
ry and book the rst Last 8 slot with sec-
ond seed Maia Balce, No. 3 Nicole Amis-
tad and fourth ranked Isabelle Orteza still
chasing the other berths at presstime.
Top seed Diego Dayrit booted out Ra-
fael Tomblin, 6-0, 5-0 (ret.), while No. 2
Jan Harold Trillanes routed Angelica Al-
cala, 6-0, 6-0, as the fancied bets breezed
through the quarters of the 10-unisex cate-
gory of the event sponsored by Dunlop Fort
All Court Balls, Philippine Sports Commis-
sion, First Solid Group, St. Lukes Medical
Center and Sagip Bayan Foundation.
Third ranked Alexandra Eala blasted
Prince Nadera, 6-2, 6-0, to arrange a Last 8
duel with No. 8 Daniel Estanislao III, who
whitewashed Adam Sujica, 6-0, 6-0.
Resma makes quarternals
Batang
Pinoy a
source of
PH bets
ATHLETES who won med-
als in the 2012 Batang Pinoy
should be considered as po-
tential members of the na-
tional team.
Philippine Olympic Com-
mittee president Jose Peping
Cojuangco said this after the
recent Batang Pinoy national
nals last month produced
promising athletes, who could
win medals in international
competitions.
Yes, they should be the
focus in searching for poten-
tial medalists if we are talking
about the 2016 Olympics. Siy-
empre, doon na tayo hahanap
sa mga batang athletes, said
Cojuangco.
The recent 2012 Batang Pi-
noy showcased 24 sports dis-
ciplines, including 10 sports
held at the regional level such
as arnis, athletics, badminton,
boxing, chess, karatedo, lawn
tennis, swimming, table tennis
and taekwondo.
There were 14 sports held at
the national level, namely ar-
chery, baseball, basketball, cy-
cling, dancesport, gymnastics,
judo, pencak silat, softball, tri-
athlon, volleyball, weightlift-
ing, wrestling and wushu.
Cojuangco believes that the
young and medal-winning ath-
letes they found in the games
can undergo specialized train-
ing in the future.
Putting them in the prioriti-
zation program would further
enhance their talents through
specialized training and proper
nutrition.
Around 135 local govern-
ment units from from Luzon,
Visayas and Mindanao took
part in the Batang Pinoy games
last year. Peter Atencio
Azarenka makes
Brisbane semis
BRISBANE, AustraliaTop-ranked Victoria
Azarenka wasted no time in a 6-1, 6-0 win over
Kazakh qualier Ksenia Pervak on Thursday,
setting up a possible seminal showdown with
Serena Williams at the Brisbane International.
Azarenka, the reigning Australian Open cham-
pion, needed only 68 minutes to win her quarter-
nal, breaking Pervaks serve seven times.
Pervak had opened the tournament with an
upset of former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki,
but didnt have anything left to trouble Aza-
renka after coming off back-to-back matches
decided in third-set tiebreakers.
No. 3-ranked Williams was playing fellow
American Sloane Stephens in a night quarter-
nal. Williams has won 33 of her last 34 match-
es, including titles at Wimbledon, the Olympics
and US Open. She has an 11-1 record against
Azarenka, including ve wins in all of the
matches they played in 2012.
In Doha, Qatar, after struggling with inju-
ries last year, Nikolay Davydenko and Gael
Monls are playing some of their best tennis
at the Qatar Open.
Davydenko reached the quarternals by beat-
ing fourth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny 7-5, 6-3. He
was joined by Monls, who upset third-seeded
Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
Top-seeded David Ferrer beat Germany
qualier Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-2. Second-seed-
ed Richard Gasquet rallied past 55th-ranked
Grega Zemlja of Slovenia 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 in a
match that lasted nearly 3 hours. AP
Globe joins Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer
GLOBE Telecom is at one with Avon
in its breast-cancer awareness cam-
paign as it recently joined Avons Kiss
Goodbye to Breast Cancer Lets Walk
the Talk Tour.
Around 200 Globe employees and
vendors took part in the walk and run
event to raise funds for the Philippine
Cancer Society.
As the leading corporate advocate
of causes affecting women, Avon
launched the multifaceted awareness
and fundraising initiative dubbed Kiss
Goodbye to Breast Cancer.
KGBC was launched in the Philip-
pines in 2002 and fundraising efforts
since then have allowed Avon to estab-
lish and maintain the Philippine General
HospitalAvon Breast Care Center and
support selected provincial hospitals.
KGBC celebrated its 20th year with
the Lets Walk the Talk Tour raising
awareness more actively and reach out
to more women as we visit key cit-
ies nationwide to provide free breast
examination and breast cancer educa-
tion. This tour was culminated with
our annual walk and run event with
Globe Telecom joining this crusade as
one of the event sponsors.
minutes to go and our inability to keep
them out of the paint was our down-
fall.
Vince Carter had 15 points, Chris
Kaman scored 14 and Darren Collison
nished with 11 for Dallas.
Allen hit a 3-pointer to start over-
time, James scored on a stepback over
Nowitzki and Wade came up with a
steal and dunk to put Miami up 110-
103 early in the extra session, and the
Heat werent in trouble again. James
sealed it with a three-point play with
48.6 seconds left.
Dont take anything away from
Dallas, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra
said. They played a very good basket-
ball game. Its not as if we were neces-
sarily letting them score. It was highly
competitive at both ends.
Dallas looked to be in control when
Nowitzki rattled home a 3-pointer
with 3:37 left in regulation, putting the
Mavericks up 100-94.
Appearances were deceiving.
Late in regulation, James set up
Shane Battierwho had missed all
three of his previous shots in the game
for a 3 that put Miami up 103-101.
James went to Battier at one point in
the second half and urged him to keep
shooting when he had opportunities.
Little did they know Battier would
get such a crucial chance.
The right basketball play, said
James, who nished exactly one assist
shy of a triple-double for the 12
th
time.
Dallas didnt call time-out, and
Nowitzki scored from the right side of
the lane to tie the game with 3.9 sec-
onds remaining. James missed a con-
tested jumper as time expired, and off
to overtime they went.
From there, all Miami. AP
Globe employees and vendors join the Avons Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer Lets Walk the Talk Tour.
PERTH, AustraliaJohn Isner withdrew
from the Hopman Cup on Thursday be-
cause of a right knee injury, ending the
American teams chances of reaching the
nal of the eight-country tournament and
handing a championship berth to Spain.
Isner, who still hopes to compete at
the Australian Open beginning Jan. 14,
played with strapping on his knee when
he lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France
on Tuesday and later said he was suffer-
ing from a little tendinitis. Isner also
lost to South African Kevin Anderson in
his opening match on Sunday. AP
Injured Isner out of Hopman
JANUARY 4, 2013 FRIDAY
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
By Robbie Pangilinan
FILIPINA bodybuilders Luz Mc-
Clinton and Gemmalyn Crosby were
tapped to join the Arnold Sports Fes-
tival, the largest multi-sport event and
the greatest sports-tness experience
in the United States.
The festival sees 18,000 athletes
annually competing in 45 sports and
events, including 12 Olympic sports.
More than 175,000 tness enthusiasts
attend the Arnold Sports Festival each
year to experience thrilling moments
of sports competition and tness enter-
tainment.
McClinton and Crosby will join ei-
ther of the following competitions:
Fitness International, one of the most
exciting events at the Arnold Sports
Festival since it debuted in 1994 where
the worlds best tness competitors
vie for the prestigious title; Bikini In-
ternational, the fth IFBB Pro League
Division to be contested during the Ar-
nold Sports Festival when it debuted in
2011; or Ms. International, one of the
most prestigious titles on the IFBB Pro
League circuit that celebrates its 25th
Anniversary along with the Arnold
Classic.
The Arnold Classic is one of the most
prestigious titles in professional body-
building and will celebrate its silver year
when the IFBB Pro League competition
is held March 2 at Veterans Memorial in
Columbus, Ohio.
McClinton or Mama Luz was de-
clared the worlds best at the World
Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation
Southwest US Championship in De-
cember in Oklahoma, USA.
McClinton, the rst Filipina to win
the Pro Fame Figure World Champion-
ship in the USA in 2010 and the only
one with a gure bodybuilding title,
was the WBFF Pro Card Winner and
Figure World Champion, beating fa-
mous health and tness expert Ashley
Horner. She also won a bronze in Diva
Fitness in the same competition.
Crosby, a professional athlete at
the International Federation of Body
Building and Fitness, won rst place
in the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic
Amateur International Bikini Class B
Championship last year.
Pinays to participate in Arnold Sports Festival
Young billiards stars wanted
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Sacramento 97 CLEVELAND 94
INDIANA 89 Washington 81
Memphis 93 BOSTON 83
MIAMI 119 Dallas 109 (OT)
San Antonio 117 MILWAUKEE 110
HOUSTON 104 New Orleans 92
Brooklyn 110 OKLAHOMA CITY 93
UTAH 106 Minnesota 84
PHOENIX 95 Philadelphia 89
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Texters try to finish off Aces
Holding a 3-2 series edge,
the Tropang Texters shoot
for the kill against the Aces,
who are seeking for survival,
in Game 6 today at 6:45 p.m.
at the Cuneta Astrodome in
Pasay City.
Talk N Text coach Norman
Black believes that the four-
day break will help his ag-
ing veterans to come in with
more kick against the youth-
ful Aces.
Were the older team, so
it (break) may help us in
this game more than them,
said Black.
The Tropang Texters earned
the series lead with a 99-95
squeaker last Sunday, when
they showed with more poise
down the stretch to topple the
Aces.
With Alaskas talent and exu-
berance, Black knows that if
his squad will get that nals
ticket, the Texters will have to
earn it the hard way.
Ive been here long enough
to know not to take any team
for granted. This team can
compete and they will not
By Peter Atencio
TWO of the countrys top cue artists may not
be able to defend their gold-medal nishes in
the coming Southeast Asian Games.
Reigning mens champion Dennis Orcollo and
womens titlist Iris Ranola are among those who
could be replaced in a planned revamp of the na-
tional billiards pool.
Billiard Sports Confederation of the Philippines
president Arturo Bong Ilagan wrote in a letter ad-
dressed to Philippine Sports Commission chairman
Ricardo Richie Garcia that they are set to replace
members of the team with young talents.
The agency has not approved of any support
to the national pool and to the budgetary needs
of the BSCP (formerly known as the Billiards
and Snookers Congress of the Philippines)
since last year.
Orcollo and Ranola belong to the PSCs list
of priority athletes. But they have not commit-
ted to the program.
By Jeric Lopez

IN a series, the clinching game is
usually the toughest to win.
But given its rich experience, Talk
N Text is eyeing to overcome that
mental roadblock in its attempt to get
back to the nals by trying to nish off
Alaska in their Philippine Basketball
Association Philippine Cup best-of-
seven seminals series.
Baculi named new Globalport Batang Pier coach
GLOBALPORT owner Mikee Romero formally an-
nounced yesterday the appointment of Junel Baculi as
the teams new coach, a move that is expected to re-
kindle their successful partnership dating back to the
time that the former was still the Godfather of the
amateur basketball.
Romero, who bankrolled the Philippine basketball
team that ruled the Southeast Asia Basketball Associa-
tion and Southeast Asian Games in 2007 in which Baculi
was the head coach, believes the leadership of the former
Barako Bull mentor will help the team achieve its modest
goal in the coming import-avored conference.
Baculi carved a name for himself in the pro league for
helping his former team reach the semis of the Commis-
sioners Cup last season.
While Romero expressed his full trust and condence
in Baculis leadership, he was nonetheless grateful to the
sacrices made by former interim coach Glenn Capacio
for the team.
Im grateful to Glenn for accepting the challenge as our
interim coach and laying the foundation of the team. Hes
very humble and down-to-earth person, said Romero.
Capacio, according to Globalport basketball op-
eration chief Erick Arejola, will not be left out in
the cold as he was named as the first assistant coach
of the team.
Without star player Gary David, who was recuperating
then from injury, in the early part of the teams campaign,
the Batang Pier struggled, thus nishing with a dismal
1-13 record.
Baculi, who has yet to win a title in the PBA but had
a very successful career in the now-defunct Philippine
Basketball League, will have his rst practice with the
team today at the Moro Lorenzo gym in Ateneo.
Meantime, the team is looking for a tall but mobile im-
port in the hope of challenging the leagues perennial title
contenders.
We already have three possible candidates but we still
have to discuss it with coach Junel, said Arejola.
give up, especially with a lot
of young and hungry players.
We know that theyre tough,
added Black.
Theres also another cause
of concern for the Texters
since the teams follow a pat-
tern in the series, wherein
they alternated wins from the
get-go.
Black knows what the so-
lution is to counter that ght-
back from Alaska.
The goal now is to come
back in Game 6 and play good
defense again. I give Alaska
credit. They make necessary
adjustments as the series goes
on, Black said.
With the competitive na-
ture of the series, Aces coach
Luigi Trillo expects the same
thing as his squad fights for
its life.
We know nothing is ever
going to be easy against this
team. We knew were going
to have a handful in these
crucial games. Adjustments
are being made all around
and its our turn now, said
Trillo.
Record 761
players join
Asian Tour
golf school
KUALA LumpurThe Asian
Tour Qualifying School has
attracted an all-time high of
761 entries as players from
across the globe vie for play-
ing rights on the 2013 Asian
Tour season.
The Tour hopefuls come
from over 30 countries with
Japan contributing the highest
number of players with 129 en-
tries, followed by Korea (121
players), Australia (77 play-
ers), United States (67 play-
ers), Thailand (56 players) and
Chinese Taipei (52 players).
A total of 605 players will tee
up for the First Stage Section
A and Section B which will be
played over the next two weeks
in Hua Hin, Thailand.
The First Stage Section A
will be held at the Imperial
Lakeview Golf Club, Royal
Thai Army Sports Centre and
Banyan Golf Club from Janu-
ary 9 to 12 while the First
Stage Section B will be held
at the Imperial Lakeview and
Springeld Royal Country
Club from January 16 to 19.
After four rounds, the top
15% players from each venue
will qualify for the all-impor-
tant Final Stage from January
23 to 26. A total of 156 players
are already exempted into the
all-important Final Stage at the
Imperial Lakeview and Spring-
eld Royal where the top-40
nishers and ties will earn their
Tour cards for 2013.
Amongst the notable names
in Stage One include the
highly rated Rashid Khan
of India, Won Joon Lee of
Australia, former European
Tour player Pelle Edberg of
Sweden and 2000 Malaysian
Open champion Yeh Wei-tze
of Chinese Taipei.
Gello-ani hopes Casimero can defend world title in Manila
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
FILIPINO promoter Sammy Gello-ani
hopes that International Boxing Federa-
tion light yweight champion Johnreil
Casimero will be able to make a manda-
tory defense of his title against Panamas
Alberto Rios in Manila.
Gello-ani told the Manila Standard
about his wish after his international part-
ner Sampson Lewkowicz won the purse
bid conducted by the IBF with an offer of
$132,000.
The promoter/matchmaker, who han-
dles middleweight champion Sergio
Maravilla Martinez, outbid promoter
Rogelio Espino of Promociones y Events
del Istmo of Panama.
Casimero won the title by a 10th-round
TKO over veteran Luis Lazarte of Ar-
gentina at 1:09 of the round, with referee
Eddie Claudio calling a halt after Lazarte
was dropped twice in the ninth round and
once in the 10th on Feb. 10, 2012 in a
title ght marred by a riot by fans of the
Argentinian from a truckers union.
Gello-ani was one of those hurt in the
riot, while Casimero had to hide under the
ring and was unable to receive his cham-
pionship belt after he too was attacked.
In his rst title, defense the 22-year-old
Casimero scored a 12- round split deci-
sion over previously undefeated Pedro
Guevara in Sinaloa, Mexico, with judge
Ruben Garcia, who appears to often fa-
vor Hispanic ghters against Filipinos,
scoring the ght for Guevara, 114-113,
in contrast to judge Matthew Podgorski,
who had the Filipino the winner by a wide
margin of 116-111.
Garcia was the same judge, who had
Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. a115-113 winner
over Nonito Donaire in his World Box-
ing Organization super bantamweight
title ght, although the two other judges
had the Filipino, who dropped Vazquez in
Round 9, a comfortable winner.
Casimeros title victory over Lazarte
and his successful rst defense against
Guevara were both telecast on a delayed
basis by AKTV IBC 13, the sports net-
work of ABC 5.
San Mig Coffees James Yap (left) and Ra Reavis try to stop a driving Jeff Chan of Rain or Shine during
their teams PBA Philippine Cup seminal game at the Mall of Asia Arena. SONNY ESPIRITU
McClinton
Business
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Ray S. Eano, Editor business@mst.ph
Roderick T. dela Cruz, Assistant Editor extrastory2000@gmail.com
IN BRIEF Meralco,
2 Aboitiz
units sign
contracts
Vista Land to sell 133.9m treasury shares
Ongpin calls BSP
decision as unfair
7 Indian BPO firms eye expansion, to hire 5,000 employees
Peso rises to 40.77;
stocks hit new peak
VOLUME 687.950M VOLUME 983.700M
PSE COMPOSITE INDEX
Closing January 3, 2013
OIL
PRICES
TODAY
P584-P695
LPG/11-kg tank
P47.15-P53.07
Unleaded Gasoline
P38.40-P41.05
Diesel
P40.30-P52.20
Kerosene
P27.20-P31.00
Auto LPG
FOREI GN EXCHANGE RATE
Currency Unit US Dollar Peso
United States Dollar 1.000000 40.8980
Japan Yen 0.011460 0.4687
UK Pound 1.625200 66.4674
Hong Kong Dollar 0.129022 5.2767
Switzerland Franc 1.090156 44.5852
Canada Dollar 1.015228 41.5208
Singapore Dollar 0.819403 33.5119
Australia Dollar 1.048878 42.8970
Bahrain Dinar 2.652520 108.4828
Saudi Arabia Rial 0.266652 10.9055
Brunei Dollar 0.816060 33.3752
Indonesia Rupiah 0.000104 0.0043
Thailand Baht 0.032960 1.3480
UAE Dirham 0.272264 11.1351
Euro Euro 1.318800 53.9363
Korea Won 0.000940 0.0384
China Yuan 0.160424 6.5610
India Rupee 0.018440 0.7542
Malaysia Ringgit 0.329598 13.4799
NewZealand Dollar 0.833472 34.0873
Taiwan Dollar 0.034489 1.4105
Source: PDS Bridge
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Thursday, January 3, 2013
PESO-DOLLAR RATE
40
42
44
46
48
Closing JANUARY 3, 2013
5,934.05
73.06
HIGH P40.760 LOW P40.825 AVERAGE P40.794
5200
4460
3720
2980
2240
1500
1200
P40.770
CLOSE
THE peso touched a near
ve-year high while stocks
hit a new record following
overnight gains on Wall
Street, as investors cheered
an agreement preventing
the US from sliding into
the so-called scal cliff.
The peso gained 0.2 percent to close at 40.77
against the US dollar Thursday, its strongest
level in nearly ve years or since March 2008.
The peso should be stronger given the
Dows performance, said Leong Sook Mei,
the Singapore-based regional head of global
currency research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi
UFJ Ltd. Among Asian currencies, we still
like the peso. Theres the possibility of a credit
upgrade either in late 2013 or 2014.
The local currency rallied 6.8 percent
in 2012. One-month implied volatility,
a measure of expected moves in the
exchange rate used to price options, was
unchanged at 4.3 percent.
Standard & Poors Ratings Services cited
improved governance and public nances
when it boosted its outlook on the Southeast
Asian nation. The company assigned the
Philippines its top junk rating in July.
A last-minute deal agreed to by US
lawmakers late Tuesday prevented steep tax
and spending cuts from automatically taking
effect. The cost of those cuts was so great
that economists were warning they could
eventually trigger a recession in the worlds
largest economy.
Regional equities are seeing a continuation
of the buoyant risk environment in Asia as
investors react to the passing of the scal
cliff deal, Stan Shamu, market strategist at
IG Markets in Melbourne, said in a market
commentary.
Philippine stocks also hit a new peak, with
PSEi, the 30-company benchmark index of the
Philippine Stock Exchange, climbing 73 points,
or 1.3 percent, to settle at 5,934.05 Thursday. It
reached an intra-day high of 5,960.74.
The heavier index, representing all shares,
also rose 36 points, or 1 percent, to a record
3,762.88, as gainers led losers, 121 to 47,
with 43 issues unchanged. Value turnover
reached P7.5 billion.
Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.,
the most actively traded stock, rose 2 percent
to 2,612 while Ayala Corp., the second most
active, gained 1.5 percent to P534.
Megaworld Corp. climbed 3.2 percent to
P2.88 while Manila Electric Co. advanced 2.6
percent to P269.80. Metro Pacic Investments
Corp. gained 3.9 percent to P4.77.
Property stocks surged after the central
bank said there was no clear evidence of an
asset price bubble and the ination outlook
continued to be manageable.
The central bank approved on Nov. 28
measures to broaden monitoring of banks
real-estate nancing to protect against
excesses that may lead to a nancial crisis.
The absence of a property bubble gives
further support to the outlook that the
central bank can keep the low interest-rate
environment, Jonathan Ravelas, chief
market strategist at Manila-based BDO
Unibank Inc., said. Signs of a bubble could
prompt the central bank to siphon liquidity
and one way of doing that is by increasing
interest rates. With Bloomberg, AP
Puregold opening 200 stores
PUREGOLD Price Club Inc., the super-
market chain of businessman Lucio Co, said it
expects to expand its network to 200 stores by
2014, a year ahead of the original target.
Puregold president Leonardo Dayao said the
company would open 25 stores this year and an-
other 25 outlets by 2014.
Puregold had 156 stores as of end-2012, of
which 150 were Puregold outlets and six were
S&R Shopping centers.
The company said in 2011, in time for its
public offering, it would have 200 stores by
2015. The company now said given its rapid
expansion and recent acquisitions, it might have
200 stores by 2014.
Dayao said the company was also in talks
with various parties for possible acquisitions.
He, however, refused to divulge the identities of
the parties that the company was talking to.
Dayao said among the store openings sched-
uled for 2013 were S&R in Davao City and
Puregold in Cagayan de Oro.
We will already be in Mindanao by 2013,
Dayao said.
The company also set aside P3 billion in cap-
ital expenditures for 2013. This years capital
spending would be primarily for store construc-
tion and on top of possible acquisitions.
Puregold also set aside P200 million for the
conversion of recently acquired Parco stores
into Puregold outlets. Jenniffer B. Austria
Listed rms raise P219b
PUBLICLY listed companies raised a record P219
billion from capital raising activities at the stock mar-
ket in 2012, up by 103.8 percent from the 2011 level,
according to the Philippine Stock Exchange.
Capital raising activities include initial public
offerings, follow-on offerings, stock rights and
private placements.
The stock markets performance in 2012 re-
wrote the record books in a big way, as seen in
the new highs weve experienced across almost all
market indicators. Investor condence in Philip-
pines Inc. is also at an all-time high, and this can
only serve to strengthen our market as we tackle
new challenges and opportunities in 2013, PSE
president and chief executive Hans Sicat said.
Five companies conducted initial public offer-
ings in 2012, raising P24 billion from the market
while two listed rms listed by way of introduc-
tion.
The ve IPOs in 2012 were East West Bank-
ing Corp., Calata Corp., D&L Industries Inc.,
GT Capital and Coal Asia Holdings Inc.
Meanwhile, capital proceeds from private place-
ment, stock rights offerings and follow-on offerings
amounted to P50.4 billion, P52.1 billion and P92.6
billion, respectively. Jenniffer B. Austria
By Alena Mae S. Flores
MANILA Electric Co., the
countrys biggest electricity
retailer, signed an agreement to
purchase power from Aboitiz
Power Corp. for a six-month
transition period prior to the
start of the open access and
retail competition regime.
Meralco said in a statement
the power supply agreements
with Aboitiz Power units
Therma Luzon Inc. and AP
Renewables Inc. covered the
volume it needed during the
transition period.
The Energy Regulatory
Commission earlier declared
Dec. 26, 2012 as the
commencement date for retail
competition and open access,
which allows customers with a
monthly average consumption
of one megawatt to choose
their power supplier.
The ERC, however, set a six-
month transition period prior to
the full implementation of the
new system, which means the
open access contracts will take
effect on June 26, 2013.
Therma Luzon and AP
Renewables are wholly-owned
subsidiaries of Aboitiz Power,
a publicly-listed holding
company that has accumulated
interests in both hydro and
thermal power plants.
Therma Luzon is the
independent power producer
that administers the output
of the Pagbilao coal plant in
Pagbilao, Quezon.
AP Renewables owns and
operates the Tiwi-Makban
geothermal power plant in
Tiwi, Albay and Makiling/
Banahaw, Laguna.
Meralco, under the power
supply agreement with Therma
Luzon and AP Renewables,
will buy power from the two
until June 25, 2013 and after
the expiration of a separate
transition supply contract with
National Power Corp.
By Jenniffer B. Austria
VISTA Land and Lifescapes Inc., the
property unit of the Villar family, said its
board approved the sale of all treasury
shares to meet demand from investors
and increase the liquidity of the stock.
Vista Land said in a disclosure
to the stock exchange it would sell
133.91 million treasury shares at a still
undetermined price.
The transaction could generate P652
million in proceeds, based on the companys
current price of P4.87 per share.
Treasury shares refer to stocks that a
company keeps in its treasury as a result of
a buyback or a repurchase transaction.
The board of directors of Vista
Land & Lifescapes Inc. authorized the
company to sell all of its existing treasury
shares totaling 133,910,000 treasury
shares to meet demand from investors
and increase liquidity of the companys
shares of stock, Vista Land said.
The homebuilder earlier said it
planned to spend P18 billion in capital
expenditures in 2013 as the real estate
industry was expected to remain robust.
The company said it would launch
condominium projects, particularly in
urban areas where demand from young
professionals was increasing.
It said to boost recurring income,
the company would build commercial
developments within or near its residential
subdivisions. These planned commercial
developments are expected to diversify the
companys revenue streams and enhance
the value of its residential projects.
The company was on track to hit
P4.2 billion in net income in 2012, up
19 percent from P3.53 billion posted in
2011. Revenues was forecast to reach
P16 billion, up by 18 percent from
P13.51 billion a year ago.
By Julito G. Rada
SEVEN business process
outsourcing companies from
India are set to expand their
operations in the Philippines that
will generate an additional 5,000
jobs, a Trade ofcial said.
Trade assistant secretary
Fe Agoncillo Reyes said the
expansion was announced during
the Asean-India free trade area
summit held in India last month.
Approximately 5,000 new
jobs will be created from the
expansion of these seven Indian
BPO companies, Reyes said in
an interview.
She identied two of the
companies as Aegis and EXL.
Most of their expansions are
in non-voice sector, like nance,
creative services, healthcare and
medical services, among others,
she said.
Contact Center Association
of the Philippines executive
director Jojo Uligan said earlier
the healthcare segment had a
huge potential because of the
ageing world population.
The healthcare information
management outsourcing is now
the fastest-growing sector in
the local IT-BPO industry, with
global healthcare BPO projected
to be a $330-billion industry by
2016.
The countrys healthcare
outsourcing sector is expected to
generate $433 million in revenues
and employ 43,000 in 2012.
Meanwhile, Reyes said the
industry would use the term
business process management
in place of business process
outsourcing to reect the growth
of the industry.
Trade Undersecretary
Cristino Panlilio said the word
outsourcing was always
associated with the idea of
bringing outside of a country
[for instance, the United States]
jobs that should be intended for
its own citizens.
The IT-BPO industry is
one of the preferred activities
under the 2012 Investment
Priorities Plan of the Board of
Investments.
The industry aims to double its
revenues to $25 billion and create
1.3 million jobs by 2016.
By Anna Leah Estrada
FORMER trade minister and business tycoon Roberto Ongpin
described as unfair the action by the Bangko Sentrals Monetary
Board to defer his conrmation as a director of the Philippine Bank
of Communications.
Ongpin said the decision by the Monetary Board prompted him
to step down as co-chairman and director of PBCom to protect the
image of the bank.
The Bangko Sentral earlier announced the deferment of the
conrmation of Ongpin as a director of the bank in view of his
alleged involvement in criminal cases led with the Ofce of the
Ombudsman.
Ongpins group acquired 97.28 percent of PBCom from the
Chung, Luy and Nubla families for P4.68 billion in July 2011.
Ongpin was named co-chairman of the bank together with his
nephew Eric Rector.
Ongpin, in a letter to Bangko Sentral Governor and Monetary
Board chairman Amando Tetangco Jr. on Dec. 28, said the
unwarranted and patently unfair deferment of my conrmation
as director will undoubtedly cause injury to the bank since all
seven elected directors, except its most prominent director [co-
chairman] of the bank, have been conrmed by the Monetary
Board.
This is, in my view tantamount to the Monetary Board declaring
that I am not t and proper to be a director of PBCom. Since I am
undoubtedly the most prominent director of the bank, this decision
by the Monetary Board clearly will undermine the operations of the
bank and may result in major depositors losing condence in the
bank, Ongpin said.
Mutant PCs. The Lenovo Group Ltd. IdeaPad Yoga is arranged for a photograph in San Francisco, California on Thursday.
Lenovos IdeaPad Yoga runs on Microsoft Corp.s Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 is creating a new class of mutant
personal computers. Nowhere is this clearer than in the laptop segment, where the long-dominant clamshell design is yielding to
new forms: computers that bend, tilt and swivel, with touch screens that are clearly inspired by, even if they dont directly compete
with, handheld tablets like Apples iPad. BLOOMBERG
IT is the rst week of the year. To the few who actually
thought 2012 might be the year of the end, this year is a
bonus. But, honestly, for me, the beginning of each year
feels exactly like a bonussomething new and extra
and laden with possibilities.
This morning as I opened my newsfeed, I saw
comments on an old post about life planning. It seems
appropriate. The New Year is, after all, a time for
reection.
The basics
Whenever we reach a period of transition, we review
our life and think about what we want. The New
Year is one of those times. The list can be endless but
a few things top most listshappiness, professional
achievement, love, money, health.
So lets talk about the basics. What is at the root of
achieving personal happiness?
When I was young, I used to call them roots and
wings: Roots to provide a sense of belonging and an
anchor and wings to enable them to reach their goals.
As I have grown older, I realize that simply being able
to y is not enough. There are many people who are
able to do many things and are still unhappy. The key to
happiness seems to be being clear about goals.
The research is clear enough. Happiness occurs when
you are engaged in activities that are meaningful and
provide personal pleasure. Many people focus only on
the two words: pleasure and meaning. Being happy
begins with knowing what makes you happywhat
gives you pleasure, what is meaningful.
Beginning the journey to happiness begins with a
discovery of self.
Inwar d
The internal discovery is what I often call the rst
stage of life planning. It is a discovery of what things
you enjoy, what things make you happy, what things are
important to you.
Here, I reproduce this rst step from this columns
Facebook page.
Step One: Get yourself a sturdy notebookpreferably
one that has three to four parts.
Make a list of 100 things you want to do before you
die. The 100 is a minimum, not a maximum. Organize
your goals into categories and create a page for each
category. Examples of categories are: travel, family,
health, hobbies, education and professional.
Step Two: Draw your life happiness map.
Make a chart tracking the level of your general
happiness from year 0 to your current age. Mark your
level of happiness from -100 to +100. The easiest way
to do this is mark your happiest and lowest moments
(compare them to the happiest and unhappiest you can
imagine yourself being in order to determine where on
the chart they would be compared to the extreme points
of -100 and +100)
Now, using the same chart, chart your general
satisfaction levels with the main areas of your life.
Choose your categories. Common categories are: career
(include your life as a student), love, nancial, family,
friends, spiritual, community, health, hobbies or creative
work
Step Three: Make a list of all the roles you play
(parent, sibling, child, boss, etc.). For each role, make a
list of your key stakeholders (who you need to satisfy)
and what your important goals are.
Step Four: Ruminate. What does this say about what
things you enjoy? What things make you happy? What
things are important to you?
At the end of this internal journey lies a discovery and
a choice. In Life Planning class, this is the point at which
I ask participants to articulate their personal purpose.
For MBA students, we refer to a personal VMV (vision,
mission, values) and that is useful and more detailed. But
the primary goal of this inward journey is the discovery
of and commitment to a personal purpose.
That personal purpose provides a personal harbor, a
clear sense of what is right and what is not.
Jour ney
Once purpose is clear, the smaller goals need to be
established. These goals help us design the life we wish
to have. There is a single important factor involved in
goal setting and that is alignment. Goals must be aligned
with at least three things: our personal purpose, our
values, and our personal realities.
One of my favorite authors (C.J. Cherryh) once
described happiness as being able. It is still one of my
favorite denitions. The research denition of happiness
actually involves three words, not two: pleasure,
meaning and engagement.
Simply knowing what gives us pleasure and meaning
does not automatically give us the ability to engage in
those activities. This is why it is so important to nd
all the many things that give us both pleasure and
meaning. Somewhere in that list, we should be able to
nd those that we are able to engage in for as much time
as possible.
Nowhere is this as true as when making career
choices. Unless you are so rich that a career can be a
hobby, the choice of career must involve the evaluation
of personal capability.
In school, the guidance ofce provides students
with evaluative tools. These tools are meant not only
to evaluate aptitude (e.g. special talents) but also what
their personal styles and preferences are. These help the
students evaluate what careers might be a natural choice
for them.
Unfortunately, many of us forget about these things
when we are ready to make the adult choices that require
that information. That, though, is the nal piece of the
inward journey.
Planning the route for the journey of life requires
not only the discovery of personal purpose but also an
inventory of self.
As we begin this new year, let us begin the journey
forward with a journey inward.
You can e-mail Maya at integrations_manila@
yahoo.com. Please like the Integrations Manila
Facebook page or visit her site at integrations.tumblr.
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JANUARY 4, 2013 FRIDAY
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MST BUSINESS DAILY STOCKS REVIEW
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
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FINANCIAL
70.50 46.00 Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. 73.00 73.65 73.00 73.50 0.68 4,332,530 111,886,737.00
77.45 50.00 Bank of PI 95.00 96.80 95.10 96.80 1.89 2,160,780 144,771,966.00
595.00 370.00 China Bank 54.50 55.00 54.85 54.85 0.64 146,020 490,885.50
2.20 1.42 BDO Leasing & Fin. Inc. 2.05 2.05 1.93 2.05 0.00 24,000
23.90 13.80 COL Financial 19.00 19.46 19.00 19.00 0.00 70,500 (1,920.00)
20.70 18.50 Eastwest Bank 29.25 30.50 29.35 30.50 4.27 1,894,600 17,118,415.00
22.00 7.95 Filipino Fund Inc. 10.26 10.28 10.28 10.28 0.19 300 (3,084)
3.26 1.91 I-Remit Inc. 2.79 2.78 2.70 2.77 (0.72) 83,000
650.00 420.00 Manulife Fin. Corp. 515.00 515.00 515.00 515.00 0.00 220
39.20 3.00 Maybank ATR KE 24.70 24.75 24.70 24.70 0.00 13,000 (4,950.00)
102.50 60.00 Metrobank 101.80 103.10 101.80 101.90 0.10 2,675,980 16,194,860.00
3.06 1.30 Natl Reinsurance Corp. 1.70 1.75 1.70 1.75 2.94 175,000
77.80 41.00 Phil. National Bank 91.90 95.00 91.70 92.45 0.60 1,051,050 (3,181,150.50)
95.00 69.00 Phil. Savings Bank 101.00 105.00 105.00 105.00 3.96 10
500.00 210.00 PSE Inc. 415.00 417.00 414.20 415.00 0.00 12,390 369,298.00
45.50 29.45 RCBC `A 59.00 59.50 59.00 59.30 0.51 60,940.00 3,036,982.00
155.20 77.00 Security Bank 159.90 162.50 159.30 161.80 1.19 482,340 29,749,462.00
1100.00 879.00 Sun Life Financial 1010.00 1015.00 1015.00 1015.00 0.50 790
140.00 58.00 Union Bank 112.80 113.50 112.80 113.00 0.18 184,790 943,373.00
2.06 1.43 Vantage Equities 2.42 2.46 2.43 2.45 1.24 95,000
INDUSTRIAL
35.50 26.50 Aboitiz Power Corp. 37.25 38.00 37.25 37.85 1.61 1,423,700 (417,140.00)
13.58 8.00 Agrinurture Inc. 8.55 8.75 8.30 8.67 1.40 104,400 25,500.00
1.70 0.97 Alliance Tuna Intl Inc. 2.04 2.06 1.96 1.96 (3.92) 543,000
1.62 1.08 Alsons Cons. 1.29 1.32 1.28 1.31 1.55 1,049,000
Asiabest Group 19.40 19.40 19.16 19.40 0.00 5,300
144.00 42.00 Conc. Aggr. `A 64.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 1.56 10
2.75 2.30 Chemrez Technologies Inc. 2.94 2.97 2.90 2.97 1.02 200,000 79,440.00
9.74 7.41 Cirtek Holdings (Chips) 26.80 27.75 25.00 27.00 0.75 38,400 (11,020.00)
DNL Industries Inc. 4.37 4.440 4.37 4.38 0.23 5,949,000 (8,788,910.00)
6.41 4.83 Energy Devt. Corp. (EDC) 6.83 6.99 6.83 6.88 0.73 34,446,300 (93,276,171.00)
7.77 2.80 EEI 10.22 10.40 10.30 10.40 1.76 825,200 (1,580,604.00)
3.80 1.00 Euro-Med Lab. 1.80 1.89 1.89 1.89 5.00 20,000
25.00 5.80 Federal Chemicals 10.20 10.98 10.20 10.90 6.86 6,100 3,150.00
19.40 12.50 First Gen Corp. 22.70 23.25 22.70 23.00 1.32 2,808,200 5,381,165.00
79.30 51.50 First Holdings A 90.60 91.30 90.00 90.40 (0.22) 629,350 (3,561,358.00)
27.00 17.50 Ginebra San Miguel Inc. 17.00 17.50 17.00 17.50 2.94 7,100
0.02 0.0110 Greenergy 0.0220 0.0220 0.0200 0.0210 (4.55) 545,100,000 (2,948,400.00)
13.10 7.80 Holcim Philippines Inc. 13.80 13.82 13.50 13.50 (2.17) 17,200 (41,400.00)
6.00 3.80 Integ. Micro-Electronics 3.96 3.96 3.91 3.93 (0.76) 83,000
2.35 0.61 Ionics Inc 0.630 0.640 0.640 0.640 1.59 11,000
120.00 80.00 Jollibee Foods Corp. 104.20 107.50 104.80 107.20 2.88 684,290 (382,649.00)
Lafarge Rep 11.48 11.60 11.00 11.00 (4.18) 1,489,200
8.40 1.04 LMG Chemicals 1.88 1.88 1.88 1.88 0.00 90,000
LT Group 13.42 13.78 13.40 13.60 1.34 2,156,100 (1,870,720.00)
3.20 1.32 Manchester Intl. A 12.38 15.22 12.40 15.16 22.46 670,200
3.19 1.08 Manchester Intl. B 12.50 15.62 13.00 15.00 20.00 446,300 864,234.00
27.45 18.10 Manila Water Co. Inc. 32.00 32.60 32.00 32.45 1.41 2,820,100 12,592,140.00
6.95 0.75 Mariwasa MFG. Inc. 6.40 6.62 6.00 6.40 0.00 874,000 1,236,870.00
18.10 8.12 Megawide 18.520 18.800 18.400 18.800 1.51 910,200 489,020.00
280.60 215.00 Mla. Elect. Co `A 263.00 271.00 264.00 269.80 2.59 1,072,600 55,498,154.00
12.20 7.50 Pancake House Inc. 7.66 7.80 7.62 7.62 (0.52) 5,900
3.65 1.96 Pepsi-Cola Products Phil. 6.60 6.70 6.53 6.55 (0.76) 975,500 695,336.00
16.00 9.70 Petron Corporation 10.40 10.40 10.36 10.40 0.00 2,524,400 (14,831,368.00)
13.70 10.20 Phinma Corporation 11.78 11.00 10.80 10.90 (7.47) 19,100
14.94 8.05 Phoenix Petroleum Phils. 9.05 9.14 9.00 9.01 (0.44) 1,097,400 5,112,816.00
4.42 1.01 RFM Corporation 4.88 5.00 4.82 4.85 (0.61) 2,626,000 5,509,230.00
3.90 2.01 Roxas Holdings 2.96 2.95 2.95 2.95 (0.34) 4,000
6.50 2.90 Salcon Power Corp. 4.60 4.64 4.50 4.64 0.87 43,000
129.20 110.20 San Miguel Corp `A 105.00 105.80 105.00 105.80 0.76 204,270 6,560,923.00
3000.00 800.00 San MiguelPure Foods `B 244.20 244.00 243.00 244.00 (0.08) 1,160
2.44 1.73 Splash Corporation 1.71 1.75 1.75 1.75 2.34 89,000
0.196 0.112 Swift Foods, Inc. 0.142 0.154 0.150 0.154 8.45 650,000
2.88 1.99 TKC Steel Corp. 1.75 1.75 1.70 1.75 0.00 25,000
1.41 0.90 Trans-Asia Oil 1.33 1.37 1.29 1.33 0.00 48,813,000 (550,270.00)
69.20 37.00 Universal Robina 86.00 88.00 86.20 87.00 1.16 781,700 14,135,212.50
5.50 1.05 Victorias Milling 1.40 1.46 1.40 1.44 2.86 10,753,000 509,700.00
0.77 0.320 Vitarich Corp. 0.97 1.01 0.95 0.99 2.06 1,881,000 (1,160.00)
18.00 2.55 Vivant Corp. 8.35 9.80 8.35 9.00 7.78 9,300
1.22 0.77 Vulcan Indl. 1.45 1.49 1.46 1.47 1.38 1,017,000
HOLDING FIRMS
1.18 0.65 Abacus Cons. `A 0.68 0.69 0.68 0.69 1.47 1,726,000
59.90 35.50 Aboitiz Equity 52.90 53.50 52.90 53.15 0.47 765,220 16,441,629.00
0.019 0.014 Alcorn Gold Res. 0.1430 0.1440 0.1400 0.1420 (0.70) 248,280,000 4,812,510.00
13.70 8.00 Alliance Global Inc. 16.84 17.00 16.56 16.80 (0.24) 14,515,200 (64,420,016.00)
2.60 1.80 Anglo Holdings A 2.23 2.31 2.20 2.20 (1.35) 3,106,000
5.02 3.00 Anscor `A 5.24 5.44 5.25 5.43 3.63 213,800
6.98 0.260 Asia Amalgamated A 5.00 5.23 4.85 5.10 2.00 13,100
2.98 1.49 ATN Holdings A 0.99 0.98 0.94 0.98 (1.01) 81,000
4.16 2.30 ATN Holdings B 0.97 0.96 0.92 0.95 (2.06) 168,000
485.20 272.00 Ayala Corp `A 526.00 549.00 526.00 534.00 1.52 745,150 145,632,570.00
64.80 30.50 DMCI Holdings 54.80 56.00 54.90 55.60 1.46 2,168,070 13,316,298.50
5.20 3.30 Filinvest Dev. Corp. 4.83 4.83 4.70 4.74 (1.86) 204,000
556.00 455.40 GT Capital 654.00 674.00 655.50 674.00 3.06 140,860 59,080,255.00
5.22 2.94 House of Inv. 6.40 6.50 6.30 6.41 0.16 70,500
36.20 19.00 JG Summit Holdings 39.85 40.70 39.60 39.60 (0.63) 3,081,600 96,246,890.00
6.21 4.00 Lopez Holdings Corp. 6.33 6.49 6.33 6.49 2.53 4,670,500 864,998.00
1.54 0.61 Lodestar Invt. Holdg.Corp. 0.97 0.99 0.97 0.99 2.06 295,000
3.82 1.800 Marcventures Hldgs., Inc. 1.88 1.94 1.88 1.88 0.00 1,304,000
4.65 2.56 Metro Pacic Inv. Corp. 4.59 4.85 4.61 4.77 3.92 39,191,000 27,041,870.00
6.24 3.40 Minerales Industrias Corp. 5.97 6.15 5.97 6.10 2.18 285,000 60,750.00
9.66 1.22 MJCI Investments Inc. 6.01 6.16 6.00 6.15 2.33 103,900
0.0770 0.045 Pacica `A 0.0500 0.0500 0.0500 0.0500 0.00 200,000
2.20 1.20 Prime Media Hldg 1.300 1.300 1.300 1.300 0.00 2,000
0.82 0.44 Prime Orion 0.550 0.560 0.550 0.560 1.82 5,096,000
4.10 1.56 Republic Glass A 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 0.00 14,000
2.40 1.01 Seafront `A 1.74 1.73 1.71 1.73 (0.57) 8,000
0.490 0.285 Sinophil Corp. 0.315 0.325 0.320 0.320 1.59 400,000
760.00 450.00 SM Investments Inc. 900.00 916.00 903.00 915.00 1.67 339,910 (22,542,035.00)
2.71 1.08 Solid Group Inc. 2.03 2.05 2.00 2.00 (1.48) 604,000 (22,330.00)
1.57 1.14 South China Res. Inc. 1.13 1.11 1.10 1.10 (2.65) 26,000
0.420 0.101 Unioil Res. & Hldgs 0.2750 0.2500 0.2500 0.2500 (9.09) 30,000
0.620 0.082 Wellex Industries 0.3050 0.3050 0.2900 0.3050 0.00 1,090,000 150,000.00
0.980 0.380 Zeus Holdings 0.355 0.370 0.355 0.360 1.41 1,440,000
P R O P E R T Y
48.00 18.00 Anchor Land Holdings Inc. 17.00 16.50 16.50 16.50 (2.94) 10,000
3.34 1.70 A. Brown Co., Inc. 3.10 3.20 3.09 3.10 0.00 1,662,000
0.83 0.42 Araneta Prop `A 0.780 0.830 0.780 0.790 1.28 1,191,000
0.195 0.150 Arthaland Corp. 0.178 0.184 0.180 0.184 3.37 190,000
24.15 13.36 Ayala Land `B 26.65 27.10 26.55 26.70 0.19 7,967,500 (31,393,885.00)
5.62 3.08 Belle Corp. `A 4.84 4.89 4.84 4.88 0.83 4,347,000 1,851,760.00
9.00 2.26 Cebu Holdings 4.16 4.21 4.16 4.16 0.00 366,000
2.85 1.35 Century Property 1.46 1.51 1.46 1.49 2.05 5,641,000 972,190.00
2.91 1.20 City & Land Dev. 2.36 2.36 2.36 2.36 0.00 34,000
1.50 1.05 Cityland Dev. `A 1.12 1.15 1.13 1.13 0.89 120,000
0.092 0.060 Crown Equities Inc. 0.068 0.068 0.065 0.068 0.00 130,000
1.11 0.67 Cyber Bay Corp. 0.81 0.81 0.80 0.81 0.00 1,468,000
0.94 0.54 Empire East Land 1.030 1.060 1.030 1.040 0.97 44,486,000 15,792,630.00
0.310 0.10 Ever Gotesco 0.410 0.420 0.405 0.410 0.00 2,230,000
2.74 1.63 Global-Estate 1.95 1.96 1.94 1.95 0.00 3,552,000 748,640.00
1.44 0.98 Filinvest Land,Inc. 1.54 1.59 1.54 1.56 1.30 31,288,000 806,320.00
2.14 0.65 Interport `A 1.24 1.24 1.20 1.20 (3.23) 220,000
2.34 1.51 Megaworld Corp. 2.79 2.91 2.81 2.88 3.23 106,047,000 (31,692,680.00)
0.36 0.150 MRC Allied Ind. 0.1500 0.1530 0.1500 0.1500 0.00 9,390,000 270,000.00
0.990 0.089 Phil. Estates Corp. 0.6700 0.6900 0.6400 0.6600 (1.49) 7,086,000
19.94 10.00 Robinsons Land `B 20.75 21.45 21.00 21.20 2.17 7,299,800 (25,808,325.00)
7.71 2.51 Rockwell 2.49 2.55 2.50 2.52 1.20 410,000 25,100.00
2.85 1.81 Shang Properties Inc. 3.07 3.07 3.07 3.07 0.00 10,000
8.95 6.00 SM Development `A 5.97 6.03 5.98 5.99 0.34 2,890,300 3,881,333.00
18.20 10.94 SM Prime Holdings 16.20 16.80 16.50 16.70 3.09 8,802,900 20,709,032.00
0.91 0.64 Sta. Lucia Land Inc. 0.66 0.68 0.68 0.68 3.03 100,000
4.55 1.80 Starmalls 3.94 3.95 3.92 3.95 0.25 15,000
0.64 0.45 Suntrust Home Dev. Inc. 0.540 0.570 0.570 0.570 5.56 2,000
4.66 2.60 Vista Land & Lifescapes 4.870 4.890 4.810 4.850 (0.41) 21,588,000 (3,102,890.00)
S E R V I C E S
4.72 1.20 2GO Group 1.67 1.80 1.66 1.67 0.00 19,000
42.00 24.80 ABS-CBN 37.00 38.30 37.05 37.80 2.16 347,600
18.98 1.05 Acesite Hotel 1.28 1.29 1.29 1.29 0.78 1,000
0.78 0.45 APC Group, Inc. 0.820 0.870 0.810 0.830 1.22 22,699,000
10.92 7.30 Asian Terminals Inc. 9.65 9.73 9.73 9.73 0.83 900
102.80 4.45 Bloomberry 13.58 13.94 13.58 13.68 0.74 9,113,400 (26,826,160.00)
0.5300 0.1010 Boulevard Holdings 0.1350 0.1390 0.1340 0.1340 (0.74) 38,330,000 80,500.00
24.00 5.20 Calata Corp. 3.94 3.94 3.78 3.81 (3.30) 886,000 23,310.00
82.50 60.80 Cebu Air Inc. (5J) 62.70 62.60 61.90 62.15 (0.88) 329,740 (8,730,377.50)
9.70 5.44 DFNN Inc. 4.75 4.75 4.72 4.72 (0.63) 23,000
5.90 1.45 Easy Call Common 2.56 2.60 2.54 2.54 (0.78) 15,000
1750.00 800.00 FEUI 1080.00 1080.00 1030.00 1080.00 0.00 25
1270.00 831.00 Globe Telecom 1089.00 1101.00 1092.00 1096.00 0.64 245,365 (157,273,710.00)
11.00 6.18 GMA Network Inc. 9.50 9.63 9.52 9.58 0.84 338,200
77.00 43.40 I.C.T.S.I. 75.55 76.00 74.50 74.50 (1.39) 600,010 21,621,246.00
6.80 4.30 IPeople Inc. `A 9.30 9.00 8.52 9.00 (3.23) 5,700
4.70 1.75 IP Converge 3.39 3.50 3.30 3.36 (0.88) 385,000
34.50 0.036 IP E-Game Ventures Inc. 0.026 0.027 0.026 0.026 0.00 54,900,000 (5,200.00)
3.87 1.00 IPVG Corp. 0.60 0.59 0.58 0.69 15.00 1,270,000 52,100.00
0.0760 0.042 Island Info 0.0530 0.0560 0.0510 0.0550 3.77 510,000
5.1900 2.550 ISM Communications 2.5000 2.5800 2.5600 2.5600 2.40 6,000
10.30 5.90 Leisure & Resorts 8.30 8.44 8.30 8.34 0.48 1,426,200 (58,710.00)
3.70 2.60 Liberty Telecom 2.40 2.40 2.30 2.40 0.00 5,000
2.65 1.03 Lorenzo Shipping 1.45 1.40 1.40 1.40 (3.45) 25,000
3.96 2.70 Macroasia Corp. 2.69 2.68 2.55 2.68 (0.37) 5,000
0.84 0.57 Manila Bulletin 0.76 0.78 0.71 0.78 2.63 31,000
4.08 1.21 Manila Jockey 2.80 2.84 2.77 2.83 1.07 685,000
22.95 13.80 Pacic Online Sys. Corp. 14.10 14.12 14.00 14.02 (0.57) 90,900 11,296.00
3.39 1.05 Paxys Inc. 3.00 3.03 2.98 3.02 0.67 390,000
71.00 18.00 Phil. Seven Corp. 93.00 95.80 90.00 90.00 (3.23) 1,450
17.88 12.10 Philweb.Com Inc. 12.70 12.90 12.70 12.90 1.57 3,112,400 (22,670,972.00)
2886.00 2096.00 PLDT Common 2560.00 2628.00 2572.00 2612.00 2.03 225,830 95,905,660.00
0.39 0.25 PremiereHorizon 0.315 0.355 0.325 0.340 7.94 8,100,000
30.15 10.68 Puregold 32.30 32.80 32.00 32.25 (0.15) 5,663,600 (58,492,905.00)
STI Holdings 1.04 1.07 1.04 1.04 0.00 12,803,000 (53,500.00)
4.75 3.30 Touch Solutions 8.00 8.22 8.00 8.22 2.75 700,000 3,442.00
3.30 2.42 Transpacic Broadcast 2.26 2.55 2.50 2.55 12.83 2,000
0.79 0.34 Waterfront Phils. 0.410 0.410 0.400 0.410 0.00 60,000
Yehey 1.250 1.310 1.260 1.310 4.80 24,000
MINING & OIL
0.0083 0.0038 Abra Mining 0.0056 0.0057 0.0055 0.0056 0.00 47,000,000
6.20 3.01 Apex `A 4.45 4.46 4.45 4.45 0.00 152,000
6.22 3.00 Apex `B 4.60 4.80 4.80 4.80 4.35 20,000
20.80 14.50 Atlas Cons. `A 19.28 19.76 19.30 19.48 1.04 2,446,000 (5,228,326.00)
48.00 20.00 Atok-Big Wedge `A 21.50 21.50 21.45 21.50 0.00 200
0.345 0.170 Basic Energy Corp. 0.280 0.290 0.280 0.285 1.79 13,150,000 11,600.00
29.00 19.98 Benguet Corp `A 19.00 19.80 19.00 19.50 2.63 7,300
34.00 21.20 Benguet Corp `B 18.00 19.30 17.70 19.30 7.22 27,900 (263,730.00)
2.23 1.05 Century Peak Metals Hldgs 0.85 0.85 0.82 0.82 (3.53) 541,000
Coal Asia 1.02 1.03 1.02 1.02 0.00 9,338,000 (452,820.00)
61.80 6.96 Dizon 15.20 15.60 15.10 15.28 0.53 32,100 (7,600.00)
1.21 0.50 Geograce Res. Phil. Inc. 0.51 0.52 0.50 0.52 1.96 806,000
1.81 1.0600 Lepanto `A 1.010 1.060 1.010 1.030 1.98 36,114,000
2.070 1.0900 Lepanto `B 1.130 1.170 1.120 1.150 1.77 12,660,000 6,500,540.00
0.085 0.042 Manila Mining `A 0.0580 0.0610 0.0590 0.0600 3.45 152,050,000
0.840 0.570 Manila Mining `B 0.0610 0.0620 0.0610 0.0620 1.64 103,730,000 (54,490.00)
36.50 15.04 Nickelasia 16.32 16.70 16.32 16.62 1.84 977,000 (1,912,782.00)
12.84 2.91 Nihao Mineral Resources 5.17 5.22 5.00 5.19 0.39 150,000
1.100 0.008 Omico 0.5600 0.5600 0.5200 0.5600 0.00 211,000
8.40 2.99 Oriental Peninsula Res. 3.300 3.410 3.320 3.360 1.82 265,000 (3,340.00)
0.032 0.014 Oriental Pet. `A 0.0200 0.0210 0.0200 0.0200 0.00 135,900,000
0.033 0.014 Oriental Pet. `B 0.0210 0.0220 0.0210 0.0210 0.00 55,600,000 (2,100.00)
7.05 5.10 Petroenergy Res. Corp. 6.10 6.20 6.10 6.20 1.64 54,000 86,800.00
28.25 18.40 Philex `A 15.00 15.500 15.000 15.40 2.67 6,466,400 16,124,268.00
48.00 3.00 PhilexPetroleum 29.05 29.80 29.00 29.45 1.38 85,200
0.062 0.017 Philodrill Corp. `A 0.042 0.042 0.041 0.041 (2.38) 166,800,000 12,700.00
257.80 161.10 Semirara Corp. 234.80 239.20 235.00 238.00 1.36 596,430 16,089,574.00
0.029 0.015 United Paragon 0.0180 0.0180 0.0180 0.0180 0.00 8,200,000 (27,000.00)
PREFERRED
50.00 23.05 ABS-CBN Holdings Corp. 37.50 39.50 37.50 38.55 2.80 1,920,300 28,084,490.00
580.00 535.00 Ayala Corp. Pref `A 525.00 526.00 525.00 526.00 0.19 700
103.50 100.00 First Gen G 103.50 103.60 103.50 103.50 0.00 52,150
109.80 101.50 First Phil. Hldgs.-Pref. 104.50 104.60 104.50 104.60 0.10 780
11.02 6.00 GMA Holdings Inc. 9.50 9.73 9.52 9.53 0.32 2,238,100 (632,300.00)
SMC Preferred A 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 0.00 247,230 (15,000,000.00)
80.00 74.50 SMC Preferred B 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 0.00 26,600
SMC Preferred C 74.50 75.00 75.00 75.00 0.67 10,600
1050.00 1000.00 SMPFC Preferred 1015.00 1015.00 1015.00 1015.00 0.00 60
6.00 0.87 Swift Pref 1.45 1.44 1.27 1.44 (0.69) 6,000
WARRANTS & BONDS
1.31 0.62 Megaworld Corp. Warrants 1.76 1.84 1.76 1.81 2.84 471,000
1.38 0.67 Megaworld Corp. Warrants2 1.78 1.80 1.79 1.80 1.12 100,000
S M E
6.20 4.18 Ripple E-Business Intl 8.50 9.38 8.60 8.60 1.18 3,200
TRADI NG SUMMARY
SHARES VALUE
FINANCIAL 13,464,680 1,074,208,428.20
INDUSTRIAL 676,348,040 1,260,212,065.28
HOLDING FIRMS 330,400,257 1,606,185,976.00
PROPERTY 403,036,235 1,729,483,218.16
SERVICES 167,546,295 1,454,562,953.12
MINING & OIL 754,027,252 404,068,963.74
GRAND TOTAL 2,344,825,959 7,528,750,568.50
FINANCIAL 1,543.91 (up) 14.47
INDUSTRIAL 9,065.54 (up) 101.54
HOLDING FIRMS 5,278.09 (up) 58.65
PROPERTY 2,338.09 (up) 30.65
SERVICES 1,765.83 (up) 19.31
MINING & OIL 19,927.40 (up) 325.09
PSEI 5,934.05 (up) 73.06
All Shares Index 3,762.88 (up) 36.09
Gainers: 121; Losers: 47; Unchanged: 13; Total: 211
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Personal purpose provides
a personal harbor, a clear
sense of what is right and
what is not.
WATCHING their daughter suffer through eight cardiac
arrests was just too much for the parents of Stephanie
Nicole Ella, the seven-year-old girl hit by a stray bullet,
that they nally told the doctors at East Avenue Medical
Center to pull the plug and put the little girl to rest. This
is not the rst time innocent victims like Nicolewhose
story was carried by international papershad their
lives snuffed out by irresponsible, trigger-happy fools
who consider the indiscriminate ring of guns in the air
as the best way to usher in the new year.
Reports count 40 people hit by stray bullets, but you
can bet your last peso the actual number could be much
higher. The question now iswill the PNP be able to
identify who red the fatal rearmmost likely loose
and make him pay for his crime? As of this writing,
people have yet to hear the make and caliber of the gun.
ABS-CBN reporter Jasmin Romero made a very good
point when she said the slugs shown her by Malaria
district residents (whose houses were hit by wayward
bullets) should nudge the Caloocan police into looking
for people within the area who probably own guns
either licensed or otherwise.
Per DOH tally, the number of people hurt by
recrackers totaled 697much lower than the 984
recorded the previous yearbut thats still one victim
too many with a number of them having had ngers
and limbs amputated. Many of the victims say the
recrackers either exploded earlier or later than expected
which only goes to show that a lot of the reworks
being peddled are of questionable quality.
Why Filipinos continue to celebrate New Years Eve
in such a (violence-inducing) manner is beyond the
comprehension of foreigners. However, this has long
been a tradition and it would be foolhardy to expect that
celebrations will be much different next time, Happy
Hour revelers commented. The best thing to do is for
government to be more strict with the manufacturing of
recrackers and issue licenses only to those who pass
the stringent inspection procedures to make sure these
makers are not cutting corners by employing minors
or utilizing substandard materials. As for rearms, the
police should be more vigilant and be stricter in enforcing
laws on gun ownership, to prevent revelry from turning
into tragedy, the same Happy Hour observers noted.
Egyptian envoy does a Fr ank Dr ilon
Cypriot authorities are red faced over an incident
at Larnaca airport involving Egyptian Ambassador to
Cyprus Menha Mahrous Bakhoum who reportedly
gave airport personnel a tongue lashing (and using very
colorful language, too, Happy Hour is told) when she
was subjected to a security check. Apparently, Bakhoum
was at the airport to see off her husband and children who
were leaving for Egypt, but was prevented from entering
the departure lounge when she refused to take off her
boots. The Ambassador claims she was rudely treated
and manhandled, while airport security personnel assert
that she became verbally abusive and even slapped a
policewoman during the incident. Whoa!
The story reminds Happy Hour of another shoe off
incident (minus the alleged slapping though) involving
then Senate President Fr anklin Dr ilon sometime in 2002
at the San Francisco International Airport. Apparently,
the solon did not take too kindly at being treated like a
regular guy, feeling insulted at being required by airport
security people to take off his shoes as part of routine
security procedure. Reports claim Drilon even asked
the Filipino-American ofcer doing the inspection if the
latter knew who Drilon wasand became even more
miffed when the answer was negative.
Of course, Drilon had no choice but to comply
allegedly slamming his footwear on the inspection table
and muttering something about ling a diplomatic
protest. Of course, no such thing happened especially
since the incident generated negative comments directed
against the then Senate chief. After all, the airport guys
were just doing their job, especially since US authorities
at that time have just foiled a bombing attempt with the
explosive hidden in the shoes of a passenger a couple of
months before the Drilon incident.
Psy goodbye to Gangnam style?
After more than a billion YouTube views and a
galloping New Years Eve performance at New Yorks
Times Square, Psy (Par k Jae-Sang) seems ready to hang
up the saddle for his phenomenal hit single Gangnam
Stylein the US at least, which means Filipinos might
still get to watch the South Korean sensation do his
galloping dance moves when (or if?) his previously
postponed concert pushes through this February.
Obviously, Psy is feeling the pressurewith everyone
waiting to see if he can come up with another runaway
single and prove that he is not a one-hit wonder. If Psy
retires the songwill that mean Koko Pimentel (and
most likely other pols) will no longer do the Gangnam?
Your guess is as good as ours.
For comments, reactions, photos, stories and related
concerns, readers may e-mail to happyhourtoday2012@
yahoo.com.
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Republic of the Philippines
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Third Judicial Region
BRANCH 4
Mariveles, Bataan
(Stationed at Balanga City)
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES,
Represented by the Regional
Executive Director of DENR,
Plaintiff,
- versus -
FILIPINO MERCADO and the
REGISTRAR OF DEEDS OF
BALANGACITY,
Defendants,
CIVIL CASE NO. 918-ML

x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x
SUMMONS BY PUBLI CATI ON
TO: FILIPINO MERCADO, last known address
at Barangay Lamao, Limay, Bataan
WHEREAS, a complaint for Cancellation
of Miscellaneous Sales Patent and Original
Certicate of TitIe was fled with this court on
June 16, 2011, stating this:
1. Plaintiff is a sovereign entity to whom all
lands of the public domain belong. It may
be served with judicial processes through
the Offce of the Solicitor General (OSG)
with address at the OSG Building, 134
Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati,
Metro Manila;
2. Defendant Filipino Mercado is of legal
age, with capacity to sue and be sued,
and a resident of Barangay Lamao,
Limay, Bataan where he may be served
with summons and other court processes;
3. Defendant Registrar of Deeds of the
Province of Bataan holds offce at the
Registry of Deeds, Balanga city, Bataan,
where he may be served with summons
and other processes. He is impleaded as a
nominal party, he being the offcial charged
with the duty of registering patents and
issuing the corresponding certifcates of
title over land in the Province of Bataan;
4. The administration, management and
ownership of the parcels of land of the
public domain surveyed as Lots 1 and 2 of
survey plan Swo-000027 and Lots 1 and 2
of survey plan Swo-03-000028 containing
a total area of 3,813,161 square meters
situated at Barangay Lamao, Limay,
Bataan were transferred to the Philippine
National Oil Company by virtue of P.D. No.
949 dated June 17, 1976.
5. In accordance with the said P.D. No.
949, a special patent was issued to
the PNOC covering the said lots which
was registered on March 18, 1977 in
the Registry of Deeds of Balanga City,
Bataan. Consequently, Original Certifcate
of Title (OCT) No. 3 was issued in favor of
the PNOC, The said title was cancelled
subsequently in view of the issuance of
Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) No.
T- 67687 in favor of the PNOC covering
the same lots. The latest derivative Title
of OCT No. 3 is TCT No. T- 167629
registered on September 21, 1994 in favor
of the PNOC- Petrochemical Development
Corporation, a subsidiary corporation
of the PNOC. A photocopy of TCT No.
167629 is hereto attached as Annex A.
6. On November 23, 1993, defendant Filipino
Mercado fled his Miscellaneous Sales
Application (MSA) No. 030806-71 with the
Department of Environment and Natural
Resources-Community Environment
and Natural Resources Offce, Balanga
City, Bataan over Lot 4, Block 15 of the
subdivision plan Csd- 1422 approved
on July 15, 1967, containing area of four
hundred seventeen (417) square meters
situated at Barangay Lamao, Limay,
Bataan. Copies of the said application
and subdivision plan Csd- 1422 are
hereto attached as Annexes B and C,
respectively.
7. On November 29, 1994, an Order: Award
and Issuance of Patent was issued
covering a Lot 4, Block 15 in favor of
defendant Mercado. This resulted in the
issuance of Miscellaneous Sales Patent
No. 030806-94-170 in the name of herein
defendant. A photocopy of the said order
is hereto attached as Annex D.
8. The said patent was transmitted to
defendant Registrar of Deeds of Balanga
City, Bataan who registered the same
and issued the corresponding OCT No.
2961 on February 13, 1995 in the name
of defendant Mercado. Aphotocopy of the
said title is hereto attached as Annex E.
9. In a subsequent investigation and
verification conducted by the DENR
Region Offce, it was found out that the
land covered by OCT No. 2961 falls within
Lot 1 of approved survey plan Swo-03-
000028, is hereto attached as Annex F.
10. Prior to the issuance of the said OCT No.
2961 in the favor of defendant Mercado,
the tract of land covered by the same was
already a titled property in the name of
PNOC under OCT No. 3 issued several
years ahead of defendants OCT No.
2961. n fact, PNOC's TCT No. T- 167629
was already existing at the time defendant
Mercados OCT No. 2961 was issued.
11. The verification survey conducted
DENR- CENRO Pilar, Bataan reveals
that the aforestated area embraced under
defendant Mercados OCT No. 2961, as
well as the technical description depicted
under Csd- 1422, do not conform with
the metes and bounds of the lot actually
occupied by defendant Mercado. They
overlap adjoining Lots 1-A and 1-B of
Lot 1 of approved survey plan Swo-03-
000028 of the PNOC. A certifed copy of
the result of the ground verifcation survey
conducted by Engr. Florencio Yambao of
DENR- CENRO Pilar, Bataan is hereto
attached as Annex G.
12. The foregoing fndings shows that OCT
NO. 2961 was erroneously issued in favor
of defendant Mercado as the land covered
by the same was no longer alienable and
disposable land that could be disposed of
by a miscellaneous patent (MSA) under
the Public Land Act (Commonwealth
Act No. 141). It is a titled property of the
PNOC which is outside the jurisdiction of
the DENR. Furthermore, the area of the
land described on OCTNo. 2961 does not
conform with the metes and bounds with
the area actually occupied by defendant
Mercado.
Accordingly, in Garcia, et. al., Director et.
al., Supreme declared:

x x x The possessory information
registered as early as 1901 is of course
prima pacia proof of ownership in the
part of Angelo Aguilar, father of Francisca
Aguilar (LAO vs Director of Lands, 43 off
Gaz 504), and such private ownership was
not affected by issuance of free patent
No. 2540, at the instance of the appellant
herself since the Public Land Law applied
only to lands of the public domain and the
Director of Lands has no authority to grant
to another a free patent for land that has
ceased to be a public land and has passed
to private ownership, and a title so issued
is null and void. (Lacaste vs. Director of
Lands, 63 Phil 654; Lizarda vs. Umanan,
59 Phil 547, 555);
13. Subsequently, on September 22, 1998,
PNOC- Petrochemical Development
Corporation conveyed a 10.8441 hectares-
portion of the properties covered by TCT
No. D- 167629 to the Republic of the
Philippines, represented by the DENR,
by virtue of a waiver of Rights and
Acceptance of even date. Said property
is the same Lots 1-A and 1-B of Lot 1 of
approved survey plan Swo-03-000028 of
the PNOC. Acopy of the said instrument is
hereto attached as Annex H. Miscellaneous
Sales Patent No. 030806-94-170 and OCT
No. 2961 as well as any and all certifcates
of title derived therefrom are, therefore, null
and void ab initio.
PRAYER
WHEREFORE, it is respectfully prayed that
after trial, this Honorable Court:
1. Declare Miscellaneous Sales Patent No.
030806-94-170 in the name of defendant
Filipino Mercado, OCT No. 2961, and all
subsequent certifcates of title emanating
thereform, null and void ad initio;
2. Order said defendant, his agents, assigns
and successors-in-interest to surrender
the owners copy of OCT NO. 2961 as
well as its derivative certifcates of title to
defendant Registrar of Deeds of Balanga
City, Bataan;
3. Direct defendant Registrar of Deeds
of Balanga City, Bataan to cancel said
miscellaneous sales patent and certifcates
of title:
4. Direct defendant or any other person
claiming under him to surrender possession
of aforesaid land; land
5. Grant plaintiff such other reliefs as are just
and proper under the premises.
Makati City for Balanga City, Bataan, September
15, 2010.
(SGD.) JOSE ANSELMO I . CADI Z
Solicitor General
ROLL NO. 35072
IBP Lifetime No. 02819
MCLE Exemption No. III-000920
(SGD.) ERI C REMEGI O O. PANGA
Assistant Solicitor General
ROLL NO. 39377
IBP Lifetime No. 04291
MCLE Exemption No. -000365
(SGD.) DI ONI S P. JACOBE
Associate Solicitor
ROLL NO. 54225
IBP No. 717016, 01-22-09
MCLE Exemption No. -0003795
OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL
134 Amorsolo St., Legazpi Village
Makati City
VERI FI CATI ON AND CERTI FI CATI ON
OF NON-FORUM SHOPPI NG
I, RICARDO L. CALDERON, Regional
Executive Director, DENR Region III Office,
Dolores, San Fernando City, Pampanga, after
having sworn to in accordance with law, depose
and state:
1. I have caused the preparation of the
foregoing complaint.
2. I have read and understood the contents
thereof; and the allegations contained
therein are true and correct of my own
personal knowledge and based on
authentic records.
3. I have not commenced any other action
or proceeding involving the same issue
and parties in the Supreme Court, the
Court of Appeals or difference divisions
thereof or any other tribunal or agency;
and
4. No such action or proceeding is pending
in the Supreme Court of different divisions
thereof or the Court of Appeals, or any
other tribunal or agency; and
5. I hereby undertake to notify this
Honorable Court within five (5) days
from notice should I learn that a similar
action or proceeding has been fled or is
pending before the Supreme Court, the
Court of appeals or difference divisions
thereof or any other tribunal or agency.
(SGD.) RI CARDO L. CALDERON, CESO I I I
Afant
DENR ID NO. RXI- 1499
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me
this December 30, 2010 at _________.
Doc No. 254; (SGD.) WI LFREDO R. CORTEZ
Page No. 51; NOTARY PUBLIC
Book No. XIII; Until December 31, 2011
Series of 2010 PTRNO. 4007271; 1-6-10
MCLECOMPLIANCEIII0010081-3-8-10
ROLL NO. 3788
CITY OF SAN FDO. PAMP.
WHEREAS, a Motion to Issue Summons
by Publication was fled by the plaintiff.
WHEREAS, a service of summons by
publication was authorized by this court in its Order
dated April 19, 2012.
NOW, THEREFORE, defendant Filipino
Mercado, is hereby summoned and required
to fle with this court, RTC, Branch 4, Balanga
City, Bataan, his answer to the complaint within
sixty (60) days after the last publication of this
summons, serving a copy thereof upon the
plaintiff through counsels, Atty. Jose Anselmo I.
Cadiz, Atty. Eric Remegio O. Panga, Atty. Dionis
P. Jacobe of the Offce of the Solicitor General,
134 Amorsolo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Upon failure on his part to do so as
aforesaid, plaintiff shall take judgment against him
by default and demand from the court the reliefs
prayed for in the complaint.

Let this summons be published by the
plaintiff at his own expense in a newspaper of
general circulation in the country once a week for
three (3) consecutive weeks.
SO ORDERED.
Balanga City, Bataan, April 19, 2012.
(SGD.) BARTOLOME V. FLORES
Judge
(MST-Jan. 4, 2013)
Republic of the Philippines
Third Judicial Region
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
BRANCH 1
Balanga City, Bataan
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES,
Represented by the DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENT and NATURAL
RESOURCES, through RICARDO L.
CALDERON, CESO III, its REGIONAL
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Region III
Plaintiff,

CIVIL CASE NO. 9769

-versus -

THOMAS MANUEL and the REGISTER
OF DEEDS OF BALANGA CITY,
Defendants,
x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x
SUMMONS BY PUBLI CATI ON
TO: THOMAS MANUEL
No. 629 F. Cayco Street
Sampaloc, Manila
Pl ant i f f REPUBL C OF THE
PHILIPPINES, represented herein by the
Department of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR), through its Regional
Executive Director (RED) Ricardo L.
Calderon, by counsel, respectfully
states that:
COMPLAI NT
1. Plantiff is a sovereign political
entity with capacity to sue, and in whom
absolute ownership of all lands of the
public domain is vested in the concept
of jura regalia. It may be served with
court processes through the Offce of the
Solicitor General (OSG) at 134 Amorsolo
Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City.
2. Defendant Thomas Manuel is of
legal age, Filipino and may be served
with summons and other court processes
at No. 629 F. Cayco Street, Sampaloc,
Manila.
3. Defendant Register of Deeds
i s i mpl eaded herei n as a nomi nal
party in his official capacity as the
person charged with the registration of
patents, titles, deeds, conveyances and
transaction involving real properties or
land situated in the Province of Bataan.
He may be served with summons and
other processes of thos Honoroble Court
at his offce in Balanga City, Bataan.
4. On October 28, 1994, defendant
Thomas Manuel fled his Free Patent
Application No. 030811-8 with the
Community Environment and Natural
Resources Offce (CENRO), Balanga,
Bataan (now CENRO Pilar, Bataan)
over a parcel of land identifed as Lot
No. 1 which is covered by an approved
survey plan Sgs-03-000732-D containing
an area of 4.6240 hectares at Liang,
Pilar, Bataan.
Copy of said application is hereto
attached as Annex A and is made an
integral part hereof.
5. In his application,he misrepresented
that he is entitled to a free patent grant
on said Lot No. 1 and that said lot was
not claimed or occupied by another
person nor reserved for any other
public purpose. His application was
processed by then DENR-CENRO
Balanga, Bataan.
6. Consequently, on December 29,
1994, the Provincial Environment and
Natural Resources Officer (PENRO)
of DENR Balanga, Bataan issued Free
Patent No. 030811-94-602 in the name
of defendant Thomas Manuel.
7. On the basis of the patent issued,
the Office of the Register of Deeds
of Balanga City, registered the same
and issued the corresponding Original
Certifcate of Title (OCT) No. 3030 in
the name of defendant Thomas Manuel.
A copy of the said OCT is hereto
attached as Annex B and is made an
integral part hereof.
8. However, upon investigation and
ground verification conducted by the
representatives of DENR, Region III, and
after examination of the records, such as
survey records and land classifcation
maps, it was discovered that the parcel of
land covered by OCT No. 3030 issued in
the name of defendant Thomas Manuel
falls within the Mt. Samat National Shrine
under Proclamation No. 25 dated April
20, 1966 as per N.P. 43 Amd.
Copy of the proclamation is hereto
attached as Annex C and is made an
integral part hereof.
9. The said lot forms part of the
Bataan National Park Reservation
established under Proclamation No.
24 dated December 1, 1945, and was
excluded therefrom for National Shrine
Purposes pursuant to Proclamation No.
25. Hence, it could not be the subject
of land registration or susceptible to
acqui si ti on under the Free Patent
provi si on of t he Publ i c Land Act
(commonwealth Act [C.A.] No. 141).
Neither did defendant Thomas Manuel
have the required possession and/or
cultivation therein.
Copy of the approved survey plan
Sgs-03-000732-D indicating the relative
position of Lot 1 titled under OCT NO.
3030 and the findings of the Chief,
Survey Party of then CENRO Balanga,
Bataan, now CENRO Pilar, Bataan,
and that of the Forest Management
Service of DENR Region III, as to the
classifcation of the subject lot which
was found falling within the Mt. Samat
National Shrine are hereto attached as
Annexes D, E and F, respectively.
10. Indeed, Thomas Manuel does
not have any absolute title over the
property nor any imperfect or incomplete
title which can be registered under Act No.
496 and C.A. No. 141, otherwise known
as the Land Registration Act and Public
Land Act, respectively, the reason being
that the subject lot is not susceptible of
private acquisition, it being part of the
unregistrable land of public domain.
Possession of such land could never ripen
into ownership.
11. Thus, Free Patent No. 03811-94-602
and OCT No. 3030 as well as any and all
titles derived therefrom are, therefore,
null and void.
PRAYER
WHEREFORE, plaintiff respectfully
prays of thi s Honorabl e Court that
judgment be rendered as follows:
a) Declaring Free Patent No. 030811-
94-602 and OCT No. 3030 in the name
of defendant Thomas Manuel and all
subsequent certifcates of title emanating
therefrom null and void and of no legal
effect;
b) Ordering defendant Thomas Manuel
to surrender his owners copy of OCT No.
3030 to defendant Register of Deeds of
Balanga City, Bataan;
c) Directing defendant Register of
Deeds of Balanga City, Bataan to cancel
OCT No. 3030 and all titles emanating
therefrom;
d) Ordering the reversion of Lot No. 1
under survey plan Sgs-03-000732-D and
covered by Free Patent No. 030911-94-
602 situated in Liang, Pilar, Bataan to the
mass of public domain;
e) Enjoining defendant Thomas and
his successors-in-interest, if any, from
exercising and/or asserting acts of
possession or ownership over the subject
lot.
Plaintiff prays for such other reliefs
as may be just and equitable under the
premises.
Makati City for Balanga City, Bataan,
May 2, 2011.
SGD. JOSE ANSELMO I. CADIZ
Offce of the Solicitor General
134 Amorsolo St., Lagaspi Village
Makati City

VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION
OF NON-FORUM SHOPPING
I, RICARDO L. CALDERON, after
having duly sworn in accordance with law,
hereby depose and say:
1. That I am the Regional Executive
Director of the Department of Environment
and Natural Resources, Region III, City of
San Fernando, Pampanga;
2. That I have caused the preparation
of the foregoing Complaint and have read
the same, the contents of which are true
and correct based on offcial authentic
records at hand;
3. That no other action or proceeding
involving the issue raised in this complaint
has been commenced, or is pending with
the Supreme Court of Appeals, or any
Division thereof, or any tribunal or agency;
4. That if I/plaintiff should thereafter
learn that a similar action or proceeding
has been filed or is pending before
the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals,
or any tribunal or agency, plaintiff/I
undertake to report such fact within fve
(5) days therefrom to the court or agency
wherein the original pleading and sworn
certification contemplated herein have
been fled
SGD. RI CARDO L. CALDERON, CESO I I I
SUBSCRBED AND SWORN to
before me in City of San Fernando,
Pampanga this day of June 22, 2011 by
the affant, who is the same person who
personally signed before me the foregoing
verifcation/certifcation and acknowledged
that he voluntarily executed the same.

SGD. ATTY. ELMO OCAMPO
Notary Public
ANNEXES
Application for Free Patent (Annex A)
Katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo (Annex B)
Proclamation No. 25 (Annex "C)
Survey Plan (Annex D)
Letter dated January 1996 (Annex E)
Letter dated March 17, 1997 (Annex "F)
WHEREAS, plaintiff through counsel
filed a Motion to issue Summons by
Publication.

WHEREAS, on April 11, 2012 the
Motion was granted.
NOW, THEREFORE, respondent is
hereby summoned and required to fle in
Court his answer to the complaint within
sixty (60) days from the publication of this
summons, serving a copy thereof upon
the plaintiff.
Upon failure on his part to do so, plaintiff
shall take judgment against him and
demand from the Court the reliefs prayed
for in the Complaint.
Let this summons be published by the
plaintiff at his expense in a newspaper of
National Circulation.
Witness the Honorable Angelito I.
Balderama this 30
th
day of July, 2012 at
Balanga City, Bataan.
SGD. MARICEZ J. ABLOLA-LABANG
Clerk of Court
While announcing new rules
that double the penalty for traf-
c light violations, ofcials
also have stressed that running
a yellow light will now be con-
sidered equivalent to running a
red one.
Drivers accustomed to consid-
ering the yellow light a warning
and the red light an imperative
have been left confused, won-
dering how they can stop sud-
denly for a yellow light.
Even the ofcial Xinhua
News Agency has joined the
criticism.
Police nationwi de must en-
force the new guidelines on
stopping on both red and yel-
low to protect peoples safety,
said Li Qing, an ofcial from
the Ministry of Public Secu-
ritys Trafc Administration, in
an interview on China Central
Television.
Under the new rules effective
Tuesday, penalties for trafc
light violations doubled to six
points on the 12-point scale for
losing a license. If your vehicle
is already partly over the line
when the light changes from
BUENOS AIRESThe
wooden subway cars on the
Buenos Aires subways A-
line will soon be replaced by
Chinese-made rolling stock,
and that has people in the Ar-
gentine capital nostalgic.
The 90 Belgian cars be-
gan rolling in 1913 on Lat-
in Americas rst subway
line. And they are the old-
est subway cars still oper-
ating in the world, carrying
160,000 passengers on the
line daily.
The old cars still attract
tourists, but theyve be-
come increasingly difcult
to maintain. Mayor Mauri-
cio Macri says theyre un-
safe and must be replaced.
That saddens Aquilino
Gonzalez Podesta, founder
of the Friends of the Sub-
way. He agrees the historic
cars must go, but wonders
why it cant wait until after
the lines centennial in 11
months.
In his words, There are
some sentimental questions
that overrule logic. AP
WASHINGTONSecretary of
State Hillary Rodham Clinton was
released from a New York hospi-
tal on Wednesday, three days after
doctors discovered a blood clot in
her head.
Clintons medical team advised
her Wednesday evening that she
was making good progress on all
fronts and said they are condent
she will fully recover, said Clin-
ton spokesman Philippe Reines.
Doctors had been treating Clinton
with blood thinners to dissolve a
clot in a vein that runs through the
space between the brain and the
skull behind the right ear.
Shes eager to get back to the
ofce, Reines said in a statement,
adding that the secretary and her
family are grateful for the excel-
lent care she received at New
York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Clinton had been in the hospital
since Sunday, when doctors dis-
covered the clot on an MRI test
during a follow-up exam stem-
ming from a concussion she suf-
fered earlier in December. AP
Two drones kill 13
in Pakistan strike
PESHAWARPakistani in-
telligence ofcials say two
US drone strikes in the tribal
regions bordering Afghani-
stan have killed 13 people, in-
cluding a senior militant com-
mander who had a truce with
Pakistans military.
The ve ofcials say two
missile strikes occurred early
Thursday in the South and
North Waziristan tribal areas.
They say the commander,
Maulvi Nazir, was reportedly
among nine people killed in the
rst strike in the village of An-
goor Adda in South Waziristan.
They spoke on condition
of anonymity because they
were not authorized to brief
the media.
Residents in both Angoor
Adda and Wana, the biggest
town in South Waziristan, said
they heard announcements
on mosque loudspeakers an-
nouncing Nazirs death.
Reports of individual deaths
are difcult to verify indepen-
dently, and the US rarely com-
ments on its secretive drone
program. AP
Road toll charges
in Swedish capital
STOCKHOLMSwedens
second largest city introduced
a new road toll system charging
drivers for entering or leaving
the city center on weekdays.
The fee, costing between 8
kronor to 18 kronor ($1.22-
$2.75) an hour depending on
the time of the day, is being
introduced Wednesday in an
attempt to reduce congestion
and pollution in Goteborg.
The revenues will be used to
nance an infrastructure pro-
gram to build better bus lanes
and make the city more bicy-
cle- and pedestrian friendly.
The charge is expected to
reap some 14 billion kronor
during a 25-year period.
Swedens capital, Stock-
holm, introduced a similar
system in 2007. AP
BEIJINGDrivers in China are seeing
red over a new crackdown on running
through intersections when the lights are
yellow.
green to yellow, you may con-
tinue. Otherwise, you must
stop, Li said.
In some cities, the trafc
lights count down the seconds
until the color changes, but
this isnt always the case, in-
cluding at many intersections
in Beijing.
The new rules have
sparked outrage online from
irate drivers, who have com-
plained of the dangers of
stopping short in front of
other drivers or the inconve-
nience of always having to
slow down when approach-
ing intersections.
Road accidents in China
are frequent, due in part to
bad driving habits and poorly
maintained vehicles. AP
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With its 2012 version having
racked up race victories from
across the globe, Nismo is set
to conquer new grounds with
the 2013 version GT3. Entered
by NDDP RACING (Nismo) as
well as customer racing teams,
the GT-3 has outperformed the
competition at this years SU-
PER GT series (GT 300 class),
Super Taikyu (GT3 class), Brit-
ish GT Championship and GT
Cup. Nismo has developed
the 2013 Nissan GT-R Nismo
GT3 using all the valuable data
brought back from these races,
in addition to the dyno, track
tests, and customer feedback,
to enhance its competitiveness
and performance. Most signi-
cant improvements were made
to the following crucial points:
Engine performance & durabil-
ity; Aerodynamic performance;
Brake balance; Suspension set-
ting to suit new aerodynamics
package; Gear ratio to optimize
engine output increase.
At the core of this supercar
is the engine, which Nismo
engineers say is the biggest
contribution to performance
enhancement, that includes
new camshaft timing. Moving
parts of the engine were also
reinforced to guarantee durabil-
ity. Several modications were
made to enhance aerodynamics:
canards were added to the front
while the front fender louvers
were enlarged. The positioning
of the rear wing was optimized.
These changes improved aero-
dynamic balance between front
and rear, and increased down-
force, which enhanced overall
aerodynamic performance.
The 2013 model, Nissan
GT-R Nismo GT3 is manufac-
tured on demand, company of-
cials say. Nismo is currently
preparing an update kit for the
2013 model, Nissan GT-R Nis-
mo GT3.
NISMO GT3
Beauteous
yet beastly
Text and photos by Dino Ray V. Directo III
DURING off season breaks from the highly competitive
World of the Japan Super GT, the motorsports division and
renowned tuning rm Nissan Motorsports International Co.,
Ltd. gets their nose into the grindstone by building insanely
fast supercars like the 2013 Model, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3
which conforms with the FIA GT3 regulations.
Text and photo by Riva
M. Galveztan
A PILLAR of the Aftermarket industry,
Victor Llave has always been known to
think out of the box. His inextinguishable
passion to innovate and recreate standard
designs has paved the way for him to gar-
ner numerous awards year after year. Fast
forward to 2012, he is undeniably the au-
thority and top-of-mind resource for cus-
tomizing any kind of automobile. Back in
the day, his main clientele were car enthu-
siasts who wanted to beautify their toys.
For the past few years, he has been cater-
ing to a growing number of corporate cli-
ents whom he never fails to impress with
his excellent craftsmanship.
While it still fascinates him to work
on his creative juices for the customized
food trucks, airport buses, roving adver-
tisements, mobile retail stores/mini-homes
that his clients commission him to do,
he admits that what he nds most fulll-
ing now is his new project, Rescue Boy.
In a nutshell, the concept is an emergency
rescue vehicle with an integrated ultra-
durable ber glass rescue boat convertible
into a vehicles roof for hassle-free stor-
age. Llave did not see this coming until
Reg Yuson of the University of the Phil-
ippines Mountaineers Organization sought
help from him. The mountaineers needed
a durable rescue boat for their groups ini-
tiative to provide aid to the ood-stricken
areas during the typhoon season.
Out of his kind heart, Llave agreed to
work on the request. During the product
development phase, he researched exten-
sively to ensure that the size would be ap-
propriate for the alleys and narrow streets
where the usual rescue boats have difcul-
ty entering. Quality wise, he assured users
that the double layer ber glass will not
let them down even in the toughest condi-
tions.
For the peace of mind of its stakehold-
ers, the UP Mountaineers Organization
tested the rescue boats performance in a
huge swimming pool before using it in an
actual ood zone. When they relayed the
good news on how well the rescue boat
was constructed,Llave realized that it can
go a long way. He never thought he would
get into manufacturing rescue boats until it
dawned upon him that through this product,
he can fulll his mission to help save hun-
dreds; eventually thousands or millions of
lives.
Rescue Boy can be attached to any ve-
hicle of your choice. Its conversion kit
package includes a ber-glass rescue boat
with 4 TPR rubber wheels (maximum 9
people), solar-powered emergency LED
blinker lights, solar-powered multi-func-
tion emergency LED blinker lights and
emergency lantern system, emergency sur-
vival kit (with all the necessary materials
for rescue), rechargeable LED waterproof
search lights, 2 pieces adjustable alumini-
um oars, 2 pieces life vest with whistle, 8
pieces stainless steel shackles rope hold-
ers, 1 unit safety LED helmet, provision
for on-board motor, and sticker for the
boat/roof for identity and branding. All-in
cost of the package is P195,000.
With A-toys unparalleled success in
the body kits business, he enthusiastically
shares his calling to give back, this time do-
ing a project with a more meaningful pur-
pose. Though he is often recognized for his
out-of-the-box body kit designs and ideas, he
would rather be remembered as an entrepre-
neur who was able to contribute something
signicant to various Filipino communities
around the country. Other than his love for
redesigning autos, the emergence of Rescue
Boy proves how much Atoy deeply treasures
making a unique difference in the lives of his
countrymen.
TOP Gear Philippines wraps up
the year with a packed Decem-
ber 2012January 2013 edition
dubbed the Speed issue. The
countrys number one car maga-
zine once again features two great
covers that satiate readers need
for speedthe Subaru BRZ and
the Peugeot RCZ. The identical
twin of the Toyota 86 is poised as
another big hit from Subaru, of-
fering more choices to consumers
and car enthusiasts alike looking
for a fun-to-drive sports car thats
well within reach. While French
car brand, Peugeot, on the other
hand, is making a strong case for
its comeback in the Philippine au-
tomobile market with the launch
of the RCZ. Apart from these two
remarkable vehicles, Top Gear
launches its rst-ever Car of the
Year in the latest issue of the mag-
azine and makes a strong case for
its top pick for 2012.
Editor-in-chief Vernon Sarne
shares in his editorial note, This
is also what got me thinking: How
come the most trusted car maga-
zine isnt telling its readers what
it thinks is the best car of the last
12 months? Why shouldnt we
look our readers in the eye and tell
them what the Car of the Year is?
That is what were doing now
And its neither for ourselves nor
the companies. Its all for our
readers.
There are no category winners
for Top Gears Car of the Year.
Theirs is a winner-take-all kind
of award which is a product of the
Top Gear teams honest, sincere,
and objective picks. The contend-
ers for this sought-after recogni-
tion are Audi AI, BMW 3-Series,
Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Focus
& Ranger, Honda Civic, Hyun-
dai Santa Fe, Kia Rio, Lexus GS,
Mazda 3, Mitsubishi Mirage, Peu-
geot 508, Subaru XV, and Toyota
86.
THE Heavy Duty Aero roof rack
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With a stylish aerodynamically
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vehicle roof types.
Built from light weight quality
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cross bars are manufactured using
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rack that extra strength to carry
that heavy load while still main-
taining the sexy look of todays
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cles. Rhino Racks aero roof rack
can offer increased vehicle space
and more efcient load carrying
solutions to make life easier.
Since 1992, Rhino Racks has
been Australias most successful
commercial and recreational roof
rack company with a full range
of rack systems suited for every
load requirement and vehicle. All
Rhino Rack roof bars were tested
and has passed the Australian
Standards AS1235 2000 and com-
plies with the ISO 14001 Quality
For Environmental Standards and
Protection.
Going the extra mile: A-Toy to the rescue
Top Gear's car of the year
Sturdy and good looking
All business: Nismo GT3 interior
Rescue Boy: Mobile survival kit
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Chocolate lovers in the Philippines
can now enjoy superior-quality
made chocolates at a very
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LETS DRINK TO THAT
Craft your own designer beverage
concoctions, may it be coffee, juice,
or cocktails with the right equipment
for the job.
JANUARY 4, 2013
Gianna Maniego, Editor
Dinna Chan Vasquez, Assistant Editor
MILA C. ESPINA
AH CEBU!
CEBU never stopped celebrating
the remaining months of 2012.
There were 12-12-12 weddings
for the lucky streaks. And, the
travel and civic groups held an-
niversaries and fellowships. The
photos on this page are as alive as
the yuletide season.
Glorious year-enders
The Sponsors of Dino and Airish: Consul Enrique Benedicto and Lourdes
Castro; Mr. and Mrs. Jose ( Mary Ann) Chan; Robert Dino and Fe Roden;
Honorable Ramon and Elizabeth Durano; Antonio Florendo and Sylvia
Shue; Earl Kokseng and Juliet Chan; Ernesto Limkakeng and Pilar Puno; Gen.
Vicente Loot and Genara Caballes; Mr. and Mrs. Leonito and Virginia Lopue;
Vicente Ongchanchoi and Virginia Roldan; Antonio and Edwina Veloso
Golden Anniversary of Ricardo and
Angelina Ong
Friends. Sponsors Jose Mari Chan
and Consul Enrique Benedicto at
the wedding .
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year in Cebu: (from left:) Cathays assistant to country
manager Philippines Ray Fung, marketing and sales supervisor
Connie Cimafranca, former manager Cebu (now cargo sales
manager HKG) Maggie Wong, manager Cebu Grace Ho, and
country manager Philippines Martin Xu.
From left: CX Hall og GMS. Grace Ho, Maggie Wong, Anna Thompson, Martin Xu, CX CEB
Airport services manager Janice Nabua, Viverly Uy, Cathays regional general manager
for Southeast Asia, Wilson Yam, Jorge Bartolabac, and Connie Cimafranca
Korean Air Regional manager Hyung Soo Kim with media partners Christmas cheers. At Chateau de Busay for Kapwa ko, Mahal ko children hosted by Nonie Uy. From left: Lolit, Nonie,
Victor Millona, Lucy Carcel and children.
Happy Together. Brides parents, Gilbert and Isidra Castro, Dino and
Airish, and groom s parents Ben and Zenaida Yapjoco
PHILIPPINE culture has
been richly inuenced in
many aspects including
religion, tradition, language,
architecture, arts and food
by Spain. Since the 16
th
century when Spanish
cuisine rst landed on our
shores, dishes like callos
and paella have become
Pinoy favorites.
But while the culinary
inuence of this European
country remains at the heart of
many of our local dishes, only
a few restaurants have stayed
true to the Spanish cooking
traditions.
When it comes to original
Spanish Dishes, Alba
Restaurante Espanol claims to
bring the real Spanish dining
experience. Founded by Seor
Anastacio de Alba in 1952,
the restaurant has not changed
much in its menu composed
of old favorites and soulful
dishes based around the freshest
ingredients, spices and avors
that are distinctly Spanish.
Traditional Spanish cooking
Seor Albas dream was
to bring to Manila a part
of Spain and its cultural
history. This is why he
worked hard to cook and
present the best of his native
land through the restaurants
extensive menu and distinctly
Spanish ambience.
The Alba menu includes
60-year old favorites such as
50 different kinds of bite-sized
appetizers served either cold or
warm best taken with a glass of
wine.
Aside from the cold and warm
appetizers, one of the restaurants
bestsellers which is also the top
favorite of discerning customers
and brought its loyal patrons is the
the Paella Valenciana (P490; good
for 2-3 persons). The recipe has
not been modied and the taste is
how Senor Alba perfected it.
I fell in love with Paella
Valencianas beutifully woven
taste from the combination of
squid, mussels, shrimp, chicken,
pork, and vegetables.
Chef Miguel de Alba,
Seor Anastacios son and
whom he entrusted to keep the rich
heritage of Alba restaurant is, said
aside from the Valenciana other
new paella avors includes Paella
Verde (P450), which is perfect for
vegetarians; Paella Negra (P550);
Paella Filipino (P490); Paella de
Pato
( P 5 5 0 ) ;
Paella de Pollo Finas Hierbas
(P490); Paella de Verduras (P450);
Paella de Gambas (P530); Arroz
a la Regencia (P490); Paella de
Cordero (P590); Paella Marinera
(P530);
Paella de
Bacalao (P690);
Paella de Langostinos (P570);
Paella de Cangrejos (P550);
Paella con Tuhod y Batoc (P490);
Paella con Setas y Pesto (P450);
and Fideua (P490), or the pasta
paella, thus cementing the Alba
Restaurant being The Paella
Authority.
Other top selling entrees
are Callos (ox-tripe), Lengua
(ox-tongue), Cochinillo (tender
oven-roasted suckling pig) and a
wide assortment of Spanish meat
and seafood dishes and desserts
that guests can feast on.
Spain comes to Pasay
Three years after its last
branch opening in Makati, Alba
now opens its fourth outlet in
Prism Plaza, TwoECom Center
at the Mall of Asia Complex in a
bid to cater to diners from Pasay,
Manila, Las Pinas, Laguna, and
Cavite area, and to the younger
market demographic.
Housed in the fourth level
of the center which gives its
diners the beautiful view of the
Manila skyline, a sprawling
lawn area, and the glass tower
of the TwoECom, the latest Alba
branch is at the right spot.
The Alba in Pasay can also
accomodate 180 diners all at
the same time, while giving off
a very romantic ambiance from
the dim lights, muralled walls,
and dusky woodwork. There is
also a separate deli and of course
the buffet area.
Coinciding with its opening
are two important events
that dene Alba Restaurante
Espaols legacy: Senor Albas
60th year in the Philippines and
the launch of the much-awaited
The Alba Cookbook.
Cachelle de Alba, chef
Miguels wife, said Senor Alba
spent most of his life in the
Philippines.
Because of his unparalleled
contributions in promoting
Spanish cuisine in the
Philippines, Seor Alba was
conferred the Order of the Cross
of Isabel Medal (La Cruz de
ofcial dela orden de Isabel
la Catolica), one of the
highest recognition given to
any Spanish national signed
and awarded by King Juan
Carlos I of Spain.
Now 86, the dean of
Spanish cuisine is happy to
pass on the culinary torch to
his son, chef Miguel, who he
declares will surely continue
the Alba tradition for another
half a century or more.
Alba Restaurante Espaol
branches are located at the 4th
Level Prism Plaza, TwoECom
Center, Harbor Drive, Mall of
Asia Complex, Pasay, City; 38
Polaris St., Bel-Air, Makati,
Tomas Morato corner Scout
Lozano, Quezon City and at
Westgate Center, Filinvest,
Alabang.
Senor Anastacio
Alba and Chef
Miguel de Alba
The Flamenco mural
graces the wall of Alba
Restaurante Espaols
newest branch at the
Prism Plaza, Mall of Asia.
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ITS sweet, dark, and absolutely
tempting. Its a sensational source
of happiness that easily brightens up
ones day. Its a fascinating amalga-
mation of luscious avours that cre-
ates a stirring effect once it starts to
slowly melt and caress your mouth.
Chocolate is, undoubtedly, one
of the best comfort food that every
age blissfully enjoys. And it just got
better over the years.
All over the world, chocolate
is celebrated in different countries
with their own signature concoc-
tion. Most popular are the Swiss
and Belgians, which are known for
their creamy texture and rich taste
although these treasured chocolates
may come at a steep price.
Chocoholics can also cel-
ebrate because apart from a
happy aura, chocolate is also be-
lieved to possess health benets
as well. Medical studies claim
that chocolate is a terric source
of copper, iron, zinc, and mag-
nesium as well as antioxidants
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And all these delectable attri-
butes of chocolate is now here in
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part to Del for bringing its su-
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YOUR adventure in Cagayan de
Oro begins in Centrio Mall as it
opens its doors to the public last
November 9, 2012.
Aligned with Ayala Malls
commitment to bring forth inno-
vative and worldclass shopping
centers, Centrio Mall showcases a
contemporary and distinctive ar-
chitecture with verdant landscap-
ing accented by two old acacia
trees at the center providing a re-
laxing vibe to the entire shopping
experience.
Centrio Mall brings to the city
Ayala Malls signature offerings
through its delightful mix of
rst-in-the-region brands, popu-
lar favorites, homegrown con-
cepts, an exciting selection of
dining and lifestyle options in-
cluding the Ayala Malls U-First
brand of customer service. With
four state of the art cinemas,
Timezone and a vibrant activ-
ity center which will be home
to oneofakind shows and
events, unparalleled enter-
ainment is in store for
the city of Cagay-
an de Oro.
However, the truth is, its
quite easy to make virtually
any kind of drink right in your
own kitchen for a fraction of
the price. Sure, you dont have
the time and patience to craft
designer concoctions. But it
also wouldnt hurt to try once
in a while, like if youre en-
tertaining guests or spending
some alone-time at home. All
you need is the right equip-
ment. (Plus, if youre looking
for a new hobby, this could be
it.)
For coffee lovers
Everybody has a differ-
ent morning ritual but
most of us have to have
some form of caffeine
intake to jumpstart
the day. Some settle
for the instant va-
riety while others
have more re-
ned leanings. If
youre the type
who indulges
on the gourmet
kind, what you
need is a profes-
sional-grade cof-
fee maker with 15-
bar pressure so
you can make
your own cup of
coffee with mini-
mal time and ef-
fort. That will also
save you your daily
trip to the coffee
shop. (Sugges-
tion: Nescafe Dolce
Gusto machines
starting at P4,999
plus capsule sets at
P400, leading su-
permarkets)
For juice lovers
W h o
d o e s n t
love a glass of fresh-
ly squeezed orange
juice? Extract ev-
ery last drop of
vitamin C good-
ness with an auto-
matic citrus press.
Manual presses
work just ne, but
automatic ones
are just so much
more convenient
and time-saving.
Plus, plenty of
models are built
with features for better
extraction and
spillage preven-
tion. Getting one
is a great invest-
ment, especially
if youre a regu-
lar orange juice
drinker. (Sugges-
tion: Moulinex
Citrus Press
P2,975, Lazada.
com.ph)
But the thing
that everyone has
to have is a juice
extractor. Make
your own liquid
blend of fruits and vegetables
for intense detox or simple
diet supplement. Recipes for
different needs are abun-
dant on the Internet, so
you wont run out of
healthy ideas. Look for
an extractor with a high-
power motor to really
get the juice out of the
most fibrous sources,
and a large mouth
feeder to accom-
modate big chunks.
(Suggestion: GE 800-
watt Juice Extractor $49.96,
Walmart.com)
For cocktail lovers
Home bars are not only
about the wines, spirits and li-
quors. You need reliable tools
to create those mixology won-
ders that cost hundreds of pe-
sos per glass at bars and clubs.
Necessities include a two-piece
glass and stainless shaker set,
double jigger, lemon and lime
slicing knife, bottle cap lifter,
cocktail strainer, stirrer, tongs
and chopping board. These
are available individually and
in sets. (Suggestion: Oggi Pro
Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cock-
tail Set $34.47, Amazon.
com)
MAKE EM YOURSELF
By Ed Biado
WE all have a favorite drink. With the multi-
tude of options out there at every street corner
of every city, we dish out a lot of money to
enjoy beverages that are professionally pre-
paredcoffee, cocktails, juices, tea, smooth-
ies, you name it. And theyre not afraid to
charge us a premium.
Good chocolates made even better
Centrio Mall now open
in Cagayan de Oro
AFTER a massively successful
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MARLON C. MAGTIRA, Section Editor
CHRISTIAN CARDIENTE, Asst. Editor
CYBER-ESPIONAGE,
hacktivism, and nation-
state cyber-attacks made it
to the list of top predictions
that will shape the digital
security landscape for 2013,
according to Kaspersky Lab,
global developer of secure
content and threat management
solutions.
In a recent Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2012:
Malware Evolution repot, legal use of surveillance
tools, attacks on cloud-based networks, cyber
extortion on companies and individual Internet users,
and mobile malware as among the top cyber security
predictions for 2013.
Other top predictions include fake security
certicates, deterioration of personal privacy, the
development of more Mac OS malicious software, and
cybercriminals growing use of software exploits.
Incidentally, some of the predictions for 2013
mentioned in the report are also rooted on incidences
for 2012, including an escalation of serious types of
cybercrime such as targeted attacks on companies,
hacktivism, attacks on cloud-based infrastructure,
deterioration of digital privacy, issues with online
trust and digital authorities, attacks on Mac OS X
malware and mobile malware, and ransomware and
crypto-extortion.
However, a more pressing concern is the rise of
cyber-attacks authorized by nation-states. Costin
Raiu, Kaspersky Lab Director of Global Research &
Analysis Team (GReAT) said that this could be an era
of cold cyber-war.
Looking ahead, we can expect more countries
to develop cyber weapons - designed to steal
information or sabotage systems - not least because
the entry-level for developing such weapons is much
lower than is the case with real-world weapons. The
targets for such cyber-attacks could include energy
supply and transportation control facilities, nancial
and telecommunications systems and other critical
infrastructure facilities, Raiu said in a statement sent
to Manila Standard.
Governments, pressured by the growing threat
of cyber-attacks against their infrastructure are also
compelled to use technology for monitoring suspected
cybercriminals, a serious security breach that could
put law enforcement to question.
Clearly, the use of legal surveillance tools has
wider implications for privacy and civil liberties. And
as law enforcement agencies, and governments, try to
get one step ahead of the criminals, its likely that the
use of such tools - and the debate surrounding their
use - will continue, Raiu said.
Vulner abilities in the past
Raiu stressed that 2012 was already a year for cyber-
activism or hacktivism and cyber-espionage against
global private industries and governments. These
events were continuation from the same incidences
from previous years, though these were in much wider
scale and had more serious effects.
The powerful actors from 2011 remained the
same: hacktivist groups, IT security companies, nation
states ghting each other through cyber-espionage,
major software and gaming developers such as
Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle or Sony, law enforcement
agencies and traditional cybercriminals, Google, via
the Android operating system, and Apple, thanks to its
Mac OS X platform, Raiu said.
Key predictions for 2013
Among the cyber security forecast of Kaspersky
Lab for 2013 are as follows:
1.Tar geted attacks and cyber-espionage
While the threat landscape is still dominated
by random, speculative attacks designed to steal
personal information from anyone unlucky enough to
fall victim to them, targeted attacks have become an
established feature in the last two years. Such attacks
are specically tailored to penetrate a particular
organization and are often focused
on gathering sensitive data that
has a monetary value in the dark
market.
2.The onwar d march of
hacktivism
Stealing money is not the only
motive behind attacks. Sometimes
the purpose of an attack is to make
a political or social point. Societys
increasing reliance on the Internet makes organizations
of all kinds potentially vulnerable to attacks of this
sort, so hacktivism looks set to continue into 2013
and beyond.
3. Nation-state-sponsored cyber-
attacks
We are now entering an era of
cold cyber-war, where nations
have the ability to ght each other
unconstrained by the limitations of
conventional real-world warfare.
Looking ahead we can expect more
countries to develop cyber weapons
- designed to steal information
or sabotage systems, targeting
energy supply and transportation
control facilities, nancial and
telecommunications systems
and other critical infrastructure
facilities.
4. The use of legal sur veillance
tools
The efforts to keep pace with the
advanced technologies being used
by cybercriminals are driving law
enforcement agencies in directions
that have obvious implications for law
enforcement itself. Clearly, the use
of legal surveillance tools has wider
implications for privacy and civil
liberties. And as law enforcement
agencies, and governments, try to get
one step ahead of the criminals, its
likely that the use of such tools will
continue.
5. Cloudy with a chance of malware
Its clear that the use of cloud services will grow in
the coming years. But as the use of the cloud grows,
so too will the number of security threats that target
it. In particular, the wide use of mobile devices, while
offering huge benets to a business, also increases the
risk.
6. Dude, wheres my pr ivacy?!
The erosion or loss, of privacy has become a
hotly-debated issue in IT security. Every time we
sign up for an online account, we are required to
disclose information about ourselves and companies
around the world actively gather information about
their customers. The value of personal data - to
cybercriminals and legitimate businesses - will only
grow in the future, and with it the potential threat to
our privacy increases.
7. Who do you tr ust?
Were all predisposed to trust websites with a security
certicate issued by a bona de Certicate Authority
(CA), or an application with a valid digital certicate.
Unfortunately, not only have cybercriminals been
able to issue fake certicates for their malware they
have also been able to successfully breach the systems
of various CAs and use stolen certicates to sign their
code. The use of fake, and stolen, certicates is set to
continue in the future.
8. Cyber extor tion
This year we have seen growing numbers of
ransomware Trojans designed to extort money from
their victims, either by encrypting data on the disk
or by blocking access to the system. These have
now become a worldwide phenomenon, although
sometimes with slightly different modus operandi.
Such attacks are easy to develop and, as with phishing
attacks, there seem to be no shortage of potential
victims. As a result, were likely to see their continued
growth in the future.
9. Mac OS malware
Despite well-entrenched perceptions, Macs are not
immune to malware, which has been growing steadily
over the last two years. We have also seen targeted
attacks on specic groups, or individuals, known to
use Macs. The threat to Macs is real and is likely keep
growing.
10. Mobile malware
Mobile malware has exploded in the last 18 months.
The lions share of it targets Android-based devices
- more than 90% is aimed at this operating system.
There is also a high probability that the rst mass
worm for Android will appear, capable of spreading
itself via text messages and sending out links to itself
at some online app store. Were also likely to see
more mobile botnets.
11. Vulner abilities and exploits
Java vulnerabilities currently account for more
than 50% of attacks, while Adobe Reader accounts
for a further 25%. Java is not only installed on many
computers, but updates are installed on demand, not
automatically. For this reason, cybercriminals will
continue to exploit Java in the year ahead. Its likely
that Adobe Reader will also continue to be used by
cybercriminals. tech.mst.ph
Hacktivism, cyber
attacks to rise in 2013
Malware Evolution. Hacktivism, Cyber-espionage, cyber-attacks are among the top
in the list of computer security solutions provider Kaspersky Lab predictions that will shape the digital
security landscape for 2013. The said prediction also lists legal use of surveillance tools, attacks on cloud-
based networks, cyber extortion on companies and individual Internet users, and mobile malware.
By Marlon C. Magtira
ACCORDING to research rm IDC, both factory revenue and unit
shipments for the security appliance market grew in the third quarter
of 2012 (3Q12) compared to the previous year.
Worldwide factory revenue was up 5.7-percent year-over-year to
just over $2.0 billion, as shipments increased 1.0 percent to 499,022
units.
In the previous quarter, factory revenue growth was 6.6 percent
and unit growth was 5.8 percent compared to the second quarter of
2011.
Geographically, revenue grew fastest in Asia-Pacic (excluding
Japan) with a 13.3 percent year-over-year increase. Western Europe
continued to see sluggish growth, increasing just 0.5 percent year
over year.
Japan had the highest unit growth year over year of 8.3 percent,
followed closely by combined Central and Eastern Europe and
Middle East, and Africa at 7.9 percent.
The United States recorded 4.6-percent revenue growth on a unit
decrease of 1.2 percent versus 3Q11, indicating some softness in
lower price bands and that revenue growth was driven by larger
enterprises and service providers.
Overall, macroeconomic conditions have been questionable at
best. While the security market remains more resilient than others,
there was a denite slow-down in growth rates in the third quarter,
said John Grady, research manager for security products at IDC.
That being said, the evolving threat landscape continues to drive
spending on security products as organizations battle to keep their
infrastructures secure and their data protected.
The combined shares of the top 5 global vendors represented 48.5
percent of the market in 3Q12.
Cisco continues to lead the overall security appliance market with
16.2-percent share in factory revenue for the third quarter, but this
was down from 17.3 percent in the prior year period.
Check Point held the number 2 spot with 12.8 percent share for
the quarter as revenue increased 12.8 percent compared to the third
quarter of 2011.
Fortinet saw the largest growth among the top ve vendors at
17.2 percent. The share of others increased primarily due to strong
quarters from Palo Alto Networks and Sourcere.
At the functional market level, the Unied Threat Management
(UTM) segment saw the largest year-over-year revenue growth at
24.3 percent and accounted for 33.3 percent of security appliance
revenues in 3Q12, as multi-function appliances continue to drive
growth in the overall market.
The Firewall/VPN market represented 26.7 percent of security
appliance revenues thanks to 7.3 percent year-over-year growth due
primarily to Cisco and Juniper.
The IPS and VPN segments were the only markets to show revenue
declines compared to 3Q11.
The shift in network security for continuous security processes
in detecting threats that other solutions miss is leading the move for
unied security management for protection against advanced threats,
modern malware, and data theft, said Ebenezer Obeng-Nyarkoh,
senior research analyst at IDC.
By Marian Merritt
AMONG the end of year holiday
tasks like taking down the tree,
recycling the wrapping paper
and boxes and planning your
New Years fun, you probably
are thinking about Resolutions.
We dont all cotton to the idea
of once a year making ourselves
promises we dont intend to keep
but there is something wonderful
about starting the New Year with
a clean slate and banishing bad
habits. In the world of computer
and mobile phones, there are
steps you can take to do things
better, smarter and safer. Why
not take a moment to consider
what you might do to step up
your safety game.
1. Slow Down! so many
computing crises start with a
click you live to regret. For
example, have you ever sent an
email to Reply All that should
have gone to just one or two
people? Yeah, weve all been
there. Or your email program
helpfully lled in the wrong
name as you typed, you didnt
notice and then you sent a work
le to a personal friend. Perhaps
you clicked on a link that took
you to an unexpected website
or to a page where you were
asked to log in to your bank,
your social network, or email
account? With malware and
cybercrime so well engineered
to trick you, youve got to start
treating every incoming email,
every SMS, even the links in the
comments on message boards as
someone knocking on your front
door. What do you do when
you hear a knock on your front
door? You look through the peep
hole to see who it is. Or you ask
through the closed door, who is
it? before you open up. Even
those of us who live in relatively
safe neighborhoods know you
have to be alert to possible harm.
Lets start thinking of ways
we can be equally suspicious
but not paranoid about any
communication that seems out of
character or unexpected.
2. Fir m Up Secur ity and
Pr ivacy Settings Every
online service you use, whether
online banking, photo sharing,
social networking and others,
offers you security and privacy
options. Check out whats new
with each one. Select the options
that increase your security and
privacy and show your children
what to do with their own
accounts. If the service offers
you security options such as two-
factor authentication (a better
method than just a password
alone, this can protect you from
a hacker gaining control of your
account), choose it. And make
sure EVERYTHING you use
to go online has three critical
things in place: a password on
the screen, security software to
keep out malware and an anti-
theft solution to remotely locate
or lock a stolen or lost device.
3. Passwor d Fitness Progr am
Along with setting a resolution
to lose twenty pounds, set a
resolution to get your passwords
in shape. A abby password is
one that you use for everything,
or worse, one that is so commonly
used its worse than no password
at all. Typical terrible passwords
are things like 123456 and
passw0rd. Youve got to set a
complex password and customize
it for all your accounts. And
the best way to keep track of
all the various new passwords
youll create is to get a password
manager. If youre not yet using
a security solution, you may start
using one and download for free
like the Norton Identity Safe.
Or do a little research, ask your
friends, and pick the password
manager you like best. You can
back up passwords to a le you
store in your home, in case you
forget your master password or
just feel more secure having a
low tech solution as well. Its
better than yellow sticky notes
on your monitor or a piece of
paper folded in your wallet.
4. Set Up a Recover y Plan
I truly hope you never need
to benet from a well-thought
out recovery plan. But before
you start purchasin generators
or stockpiling bottled water
for a possible natural disaster,
consider what youve got on
hand to take care of a computer
disaster. Do you back up your
hard drive on any kind of
schedule? Do you have some or
all of your les (especially work,
personal nances and photos)
backed up or duplicated in a
location other than your home?
Stop putting it off. Just because
you have a snazzy new computer
doesnt mean it cant fail. We
purchased a brand new laptop
for our daughter for the holidays
and it bricked within a week.
Fortunately there was nothing of
importance yet on it and the store
replaced it without too much
trouble. What if that completely
unbootable computer was the
one you work on every day? Are
you ready?
5. Br eak Up wit h Unwant ed
Pr ogr ams and Apps - Most
of us have several programs
on our computer we used once,
decided we didnt like and
forgot about. On our phones
and other mobile devices, the
fact that so many apps are free
encourages us to try many
of them without a thought to
what they might be doing with
permissions to access our data,
browser history and friend
list. Lighten the load on your
computer and mobile devices
and get rid of programs that
might be running in the
background or sending private
data to the developer without
your knowledge.
6. Stop Texting While Dr iving
or reading email, or looking up
phone numbers. Pull over to place
a call or look up a direction. Get
a Bluetooth kit for hands-free
telephone use in your car. Its
probably illegal to use your phone
while driving and you know its
incredibly dangerous. If you
really cant stop yourself, put the
phone in the back seat or in the
trunk while you are driving to
ght your temptations. There isnt
a single phone call or message
more important than your safety
and the safety of those counting
on you to drive safely.
Marian Merritt of Symantec
is a Nortons Internet Safety
advocate who writes and speaks
about issues on online security
and safety of kids and families.
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ISAH V.
RED
SIMPLY RED
London-based Filipino cake royal-
ties, Valer i Valer iano and Chr istina
Ong, founders of Queen of Hearts
Couture Cakes, make a revelation in
the cake industryreviving the age-
old art of buttercream cake design-
ing.
Accidentally starting out as a sweet
and thoughtful effort to make a gift
for their second mothers in London,
Mothers day 2011 opened the path
to royalty. After giving their gift to
their mothers, these very touched la-
dies, one of them, suggested that they
make this cupcake baking into a busi-
ness. They started baking and testing
until they ended up with the perfect
cupcakes. Practiced, got obsessed
and fell in-love with decorating them.
Prepared to take a step higher, they
looked for local fairs, sent them let-
ters but got no replies. Until one day, a
local school asked them to participate
in their school fair, they immediately
said yes.
This was how they starteda 5L
oven which can bake a maximum of
six cupcakes per batch (they made
200 cupcakes for the fair with this),
a very cheap and basic5.97 hand
mixer, a 1 shop cupcake baking tray,
and an A4 sized printed shop sign for
their rst fair. Out of 200 cupcakes
that they made for the fair, they were
left with just a few (success!). After
that school fair they got invited into
bigger events, then another, and an-
other, and slowly got known. They
got a bigger place, and of course bet-
ter equipment.
Eventually, they were featured in
several blogs, magazines, and news-
paper (both local and interna-
tional). In a rather short span of
time they attracted more than
20,000 followers in their Fa-
cebook page. The Experi-
mental Food Society, an
organization formed to
front UKs most talented
and pioneering culinary cre-
atives, invited them to join.
In April last year, they
participated in The Cake In-
ternational Show where they
won a Bronze award for the wedding
cake category. After this exhibition
they were invited as star speakers for
the Cake and Bake Show last Septem-
ber and since then had numerous invi-
tations to conduct classes all over UK
and some other countries. They have
been invited to all the cake exhibi-
SANDY Ann Talags has al-
ways wanted to become an
actress so she joined talent
Starstruck Kiddie 14K in 2004.
Unfortunately she was elimi-
nated early in the competition
but this led to several small
roles in movies and television
series.
What the young showbiz as-
pirant did not realized was that
her most challenging role yet
will come at age 11 when she
was asked by a Dutch movie
outt to portray the real-life
character of a child prostitute.
Her character will involve pro-
fane languages, dancing in a
club, bed scenes and mention-
ing private partsthings that
a young girl, barely a teenager,
studying in a Catholic school
has never imagined.
The offer was met with
resistance especially by her
mother who was at rst furious
at the idea.
Ive had my hesitations,
said Lor aine, Talags mother
and manager. My daughter
was brought up as a proper
Catholic girl, starring in educa-
tional and wholesome roles in
all her projects. I did not want
to allow her to do this project.
Eventually she allowed her
to accept the role because this
is what she wants, it will make
her happy.
Little did they know that this
lm will take the young Talag to
Europe and fulll her dream of
being popular internationally.
Lilet Never Happened pre-
miered at the Warsaw Film Festi-
val, in Poland. At the Amsterdam
Film Festival, the Netherlands it
earned positive reviews. It was
shown in the 16
th
Black Nights
Film Festival in Tallinn, Estonia
and International Indian Film
Festival in Goa.
The lm is also being re-
leased on Jan. 10 in the Neth-
erlands.
Lilet Never Happened was
also chosen for the ofcial music
video of Never Gonna Stop,
sang by one of Belgiums big-
gest pop star Milow, who is also
behind European hits like You
Dont Know and Ayo Tech-
nology. The movie has also
won the Best Scenario Drama
Award at the Los Angeles Film
Festival.
Being Lilet
Lilet is a child prostitute
that director Jacco Groen met
when he was doing a documen-
tary lm in the Philippines for
Dutch television. The girl was
a patient in a mental institution
where she told him of her pain-
ful experiences while working
at a club in Manila. Unfortu-
nately, Groen lost track of Lilet
when he left the Philippines
briey. Thinking it would be
too expensive to search for her,
Groen abandoned the docu-
mentary but later on decided to
make a lm inspired by it.
Lilet Never Happened was
conceptualized, a title that re-
fers to the answer that Groen
got, more than decade ago
from a Filipino government of-
cial, when he asked her about
child prostitution in the Philip-
pinesit does not exist.
I had a hard time because
I was only 11 years old then
and I dont know things about
sex, foul words, I dont think
of them. When Direk Jacco
was telling me about the story,
I wanted to do it to give voice
to children like Lilet but at the
back of my mind I was think-
ing, can I do this? Will it be
difcult? But whenever there is
a difcult scene, I tell myself,
I have to do this so that I can
achieve my dreams and help
other people, narrated the
young actress in Tagalog.
Because the movie calls for
very heave scenes like a vulgar
squabble with a corrupt police-
man and intense altercation with
Ter Steege , there was a time that
Talag almost backed out.
There was a scene where Jo-
hanna was telling me to undress.
It was not properly explained to
me so I was very confused. I had
many things going on in my mind,
like what if I show my private parts
accidentally. After the shoot, I was
really crying and my mother said
if you want to quit, we will. Of
course for my mom, it was painful
for her to see that. But I said I am
not a quitter, I can do this.
Asked what her motivations
were while playing Lilet, Talag
said Hollywood actors J ohnny
Depp and Rober t Downey J r.
inspired her. But her main mo-
tivation was giving a voice to
a girl who had been muted by
social injustice.
I owned up the character of
Lilet. I played it as if I am real-
ly Lilet so that the people who
will be watching will feel the
reality of this lm, said Talag.
Inter national
exposure
Last year, Talag ew to Eu-
rope to grace the opening of her
lm in Warsaw, Poland. It was
her rst time to y to Europe and
the very rst time to see her lm
in its entirety. She also stood in
front of a sold-out cinema to an-
swer questions about her role in
Lilet Never Happened.
It was like a dream come
true. I couldnt help but cry when
I read about the audiences reac-
tion to my lm. When I went to
the cinema, when I was talking
in front of the audience, I was
shaking and then tears just fell
from my eyes... It was the rst
time I felt that way.
Director Groen also only
have praises for the Filipina
child actress.
The response was much
better than I expected. The best
response is always about Sandy,
the girl who played Lilet. Some-
time people are crying, touched
by the story. How can a girl have
such a heavy role, the ask. All
the praises went to Sandy be-
cause they can feel that its re-
ally a difcult role for a young
girl like her, said Groen about
the lms reception in countries
where it was shown.
Despite her international
exposure, Talag is worried that
problems may arise with her por-
trayal of the role because of strict
policies in her school. But she is
also excited for the showing of
her lm in the Philippines.
Talag plays alongside award-
winning Dutch actress Johanna
ter Steege and Filipino actors
John Arcilla, Mar ifee Neces-
sito, Tim Mabalot and others.
Lilet Never Happened will be
seen in the Philippines in March.
Young Filipina
in Dutch lm
By Dheza Marie Aguilar
Its a brand new year, start something new.
Be a couture baker
C4
FRIDAY JANUARY 4, 2013
WHEN it comes to designers cake we get the
picture of fondant icing. Fondant made it easier to
design the cakes since it is like clay, which can be
shaped by hand. How about designing a whole cake
from buttercream? Hard? Yes, but very elegant and
intricate in nature (and tastes so good too)this
was how cakes were decorated a long time ago.
tions in the UK
for the coming year.
They recently
had sold out classes
in the country just
48 hours after its
announcement.
This year, the
Queen of Hearts
Couture Cakes will
be in the Philip-
pines to
conduct a series of
workshops on Feb. 4,
5, 6 and 7 with lim-
ited seats only. For
interested parties you
may inquire thru these
numbers 542-3289
and (0927) 237-0215
or visit www.queenof-
heartscou-
turecakes.com.
Dont miss this opportunity to be
touched by royaltybe touched by their
passion for baking and cake designing.
Loren for Thy Womb
Senator Loren Legar da urges ev-
eryone to watch Br illante Mendo-
zas Thy Womb with Nor a Aunor ,
Bembol Roco and Lovi Poe.
She said that is is a creative
and fearless contribution to Fil-
ipino lmmaking, and it de-
served the seven awards it gar-
nered at the recently concluded
Metro Manila Film Festival
(MMFF).
Brillante Mendoza won Best
Production Design and Best Di-
rector, while Odyssey Flores
won Best Cinematog-
raphy, Henry
B u r g o s
won Best
Origi-
n a l
Story.
Nor a
A u n o r
won Best
Ac t r e s s
for Thy
Womb.
T h e
f i l m
also won the Gender Sen-
sitivity Special Award for the Main-
stream category, and the Gatpuno Vil-
legas Award.
I highly recommend Thy Womb
as it explores the intricacies of rural
life largely through the eyes of a Bad-
jao midwife, thereby revealing new
facets of the plight of Filipino indig-
enous peoples, Legarda stressed.
Mendoza tackles heavy subject
matter that our society needs to pay
attention to, and does his part in en-
couraging other lmmakers to push
the boundaries of art and storytelling,
the lady lawmaker concluded.
Reyes tr ibute
to showbiz kings
Tomorrow, Gandang
Ricky Reyes Todo Na Toh
remembers and pays tribute
to three departed kings of show
businessAction King Fer nando
Poe, J r ., King of Comedy Dolphy
Quizon and King of Rap Fr ancis
Magalona.
Film clips and testimonials from
people who had the opportunity to
know and work with them will be
presented 9 to 10 a.m. on GMA News
TV.
The show will have a list of
possible heirs.
Ricky Reyes and the Pinoy movie
kings
A scene taken at a club where Lilet works