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victims to sue PH
LUNETA HOSTAGE-TAKING
Drilon takes over
Rectos sin tax job
NAIA
worst
airport
in Asia
Joma accuses Enrile
of systematic lying
FOR MATCH-MAKING
Americans
win Nobel
econ prize
Militant party-list groups trade barbs
Palace names new drug
agency head, energy czar
MILF to help go after
BIFF members, Abus
Govt gears up
for war vs Kato
Voted worst again. Travelers pack Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which on Tuesday
was voted by a website as Asias worst airport after naming it the worlds worst last year. ERIC APOLONIO
Gatecrasher. A member of the Akbayan party-list group tries
to strangle a member of a Bayan Muna party-list group who
gatecrashed Akbayans press conference in Manila and shouted
Abolish Akbayan. Inset at left are Akbayans members who
slammed the calls for its disqualication. DANNY PATA
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TODAY
Standard
Manila
Vol. XXVI No. 208 18 Pages, 3 Sections
P18.00 Wednesday, October 17, 2012
By Christine F. Herrera
and Joyce Pangco-
Paares
THE bickering between Ak-
bayan and militant groups came
to a head on Tuesday following a
near brawl in a news conference
organized by Akbayan in a res-
taurant in Manila.
The brawl was triggered by
accusations hurled by Alyansa
ng Nagkakaisang Kabataan ng
Sambayanan Para Sa Kaunlaran
or Anakbayan, one of the militant
groups questioning Akbayans
inclusion in the list of partylist
groups for next years midterm
polls, that Akbayan is being
backed by Malacanang.
The verbal tussle started when
Anakbayan members gatecrashed
the news conference, shouting
By Macon R. Araneta
SENATOR Franklin Drilon, a
staunch ally of President Benigno
Aquino III, was named chairman
of the Senate ways and means
committee Tuesday, and vowed
to come up with a sin tax bill that
came closer to the P60 billion in
extra revenue the Finance Depart-
ment wants.
Drilon replaces Senator Ralph
Recto, who resigned from the
post Monday and withdrew his
version of the bill that slashed
the expected revenues from new
taxes on cigarettes and alcoholic
beverages to P15 billion.
Recto resigned after a Palace
ofcial said senators who did not
support the administration version
of the bill would be suspected of
accepting bribes from the tobacco
and alcohol companies, a charge
he denied.
The Senate called a caucus
Tuesday to determine what to do
about Rectos resignation.
With much regret, we place
on record the resignation of Sen-
ator Ralph Recto as chairman of
the Senate committee on ways
and means. And in consonance
with the Senate rules, we desig-
nate the vice chairman, Senator
Franklin Drilon as chairman of
the committee, Senate President
Juan Ponce Enrile said.
Recto stayed away from the
caucus Tuesday, but sent a letter
to Majority Leader Vicente Sotto
III apologizing for his absence
and reiterating the withdrawal of
his version of the sin tax bill.
He said the withdrawal would
give the new chairman a free
hand in drafting a new version of
the bill.
Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
blamed the Executive department
for Rectos resignation, saying it
had pressured him into quitting be-
cause he didnt do as it wanted.
We simply cannot do our
work if we are looking over our
By Sara Susanne
D. Fabunan
THE Hong Kong government has
allowed the victims and family of
the 2010 Luneta hostage-taking
incident in Manila, in which eight
Hong Kong tourists were killed
and seven others were injured, to
sue the Philippines for damages.
In a report, Radio Television
Hong Kong said the survivors of
the incident had nally received
approval from Hong Kongs high
court to seek a Legal Aid Appeal.
The report quoted Democratic
Party legislator James To as say-
ing that the application was rst
rejected because the Philippines
By Macon R. Araneta
JOSE Maria Sison, the found-
ing chairman of the Communist
Party of the Philippines and the
chief political consultant of the
National Democratic Front of the
Philippines, on Tuesday said Sen-
ate President Juan Ponce Enrile
engaged in agrant lying and in
systematic lying in whitewashing
the martial law regime.
Sison made the statement in
reaction to an article that came
out in a major daily following the
launch of Enriles memoirs de-
tailing the critical moments of his
life during the Marcos years.
In the same statement, Sison
said Enriles lack of integrity
showed when the Senate presi-
dent publicly went on record to
admit that his supposed ambush
on Sept. 22, 1972 was a fake,
only to claim in his memoir that
the incident was real.
Now, he claims in his memoir
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino
III has appointed a retired se-
nior ofcial of the National
Police as the new head of the
Philippine Drug Enforcement
Agency and stopped in effect
the squabbling in public of its
ofcials over alleged irregu-
larities, the presidential palace
said on Tuesday.
Deputy presidential spokes-
woman Abigail Valte said Mr.
Aquino had appointed Arturo
Cacdac Jr. as the new PDEA di-
rector general as a replacement
for Jose Gutierrez, who had re-
signed.
We conrm that Jose Gu-
tierez has resigned as director
general of PDEA. We further
conrm that the President
has appointed Arturo Cacdac
Jr. to the post, Valte said.
STOCKHOLMTwo Ameri-
can scholars won the Nobel eco-
nomics prize Monday for work
on match-makinghow to pair
doctors with hospitals, students
with schools, kidneys with
transplant recipients, and even
men with women in marriage.
Lloyd Shapley of UCLA and
Alvin Roth, a Harvard Univer-
sity professor now visiting at
Stanford University, found ways
to make markets work when tra-
ditional economic tools fail.
Shapley, 89, came up with the for-
mulas to match supply and demand
in markets where prices dont do the
job; the 60-year-old Roth put Shap-
leys math to work in the real world.
Unlike some recent Nobel
prizessuch as the Peace Prize
that went to the embattled Euro-
pean Union last weekthis years
economics award did not seem to
send a political message.
Its all about down-to-earth,
highly useful stuff, said Robert
By Eric B. Apolonio
A TRAVEL website on Tuesday
named Terminal 1 of the Philip-
pines Ninoy Aquino International
Airport as Asias worst airport this
yearthe same website that said
the same airport was the worlds
worst in 2011.
The website sleeping in air-
ports.com released a listing of
what it said were the best and
worst airports in 2012 in a re-
gional breakdown for Africa, Asia,
the Caribbean, Central and South
America, Europe, the Middle East,
North America, and the South Pa-
cic based on poll voting and user
reviews.
The website asked people to
tell which airports they didnt like
to spend long delays or sleep over-
night in due to various inconve-
niences including lack of sleeping
areas and bad toilets.
The listing for the 16th Best and
Worst Airports in 2012 was based
on polls and surveys on site, traveler
airport reviews and Facebook com-
ments. The list primarily is intended
for travelers who plan to sleep in or
through the airport.
Leonen said the government
would not negotiate with Kato
since it regarded his Bangsam-
oro Islamic Freedom Fighters as
a lawless element just like the
Abu Sayyaf.
Eventually, he added, the
MILF would help the govern-
ment run after Katos ghters.
The Army and the police are
preparing their own offensives,
Leonen said.
There are warrants that have
already been issued against them
and soon enough, law enforce-
ment will continue with the co-
operation of the Moro Islamic
Liberation Front.
Leonen signed the framework
agreement with MILF chief ne-
gotiator Mohagher Iqbal on Mon-
day at the Palace witnessed by
more than 600 guests, including
the top brass of the military and
the police.
Both panels will meet again in
November to nalize the annexes
of the deal to pave the way for a
nal peace agreement.
Earlier, Armed Forces spokes-
man Col. Arnulfo Burgos said the
military would be helping the po-
lice ush out lawless groups us-
ing MILF camps as safe havens.
No one is above the law.
Those who committed crimes
against our people should face
the consequences, Burgos said.
We consider the BIFF as
lawless elements. They violated
the law.
Iqbal said there were several
mechanisms in place to allow the
cooperation between the MILF
and government troops in hunt-
ing down Kato.
By Joyce Pangco Paares, Francisco Tuyay
and Maricel V. Cruz
THE Army and police are preparing to
launch offensives against the breakaway
group of Umbra Kato after the admin-
istration signed a framework agreement
with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front,
the governments chief negotiator Marvic
Leonen said Tuesday.
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rescue try.
Police and
SWAT mem-
bers assault
the tourist bus
in this photo
taken on Aug.
23, 2010.
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Americans...
Aumann, a professor at Je-
rusalems Hebrew University
who won the 2005 economics
Nobel. Were talking about
the nitty-gritty of health care
and educationwhich medical
students are assigned to which
hospitals.
Shapley made early theoreti-
cal inroads into the subject, us-
ing game theory to analyze dif-
ferent matching methods in the
1950s and 60s.
In a groundbreaking 1962 pa-
per, Shapley and the late David
Gale looked at how to match 10
men and 10 women in perfectly
stable marriages. They created a
model in which no two people
liked anyone else better than
each other. While that may have
had little impact on marriages
and divorces, the elegant algo-
rithm they developed has been
used to better understand many
different markets.
Building on Shapleys work,
Roth applied it decades later
to the market for allocating
doctors, creating an algorithm
that led to the redesign of the
National Resident Matching
Program that pairs fourth-year
medical students with hospitals.
NAIA...
The list cited the Johannes-
burg International Airport in
South Africa as the best in Afri-
ca, the Changi International Air-
port in Singapore as the best in
Asia, the Jorge Chavez Interna-
tional Airport in Lima, Peru, as
the best airport in the Caribbean,
Central and South America, the
Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam
as the best in Europe, the Dubai
International Airport in Jebel
Ali, Dubai, as the best in the
Middle East, the Vancouver In-
ternational Airport in Canada as
the best in North America, and
the Auckland Airport in New
Zealand as the best in the South
Pacic.
On the other hand, the Mur-
tala Muhammed International
Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, is the
worst airport in Africa, Terminal
1 of the Ninoy Aquino Interna-
tional Airport is the worst in Asia,
the Simon Bolivar International
Airport of Maiquetia in Caracas,
Venezuela, is the worst aiport in
the Caribbean, Central and South
America, the Leonardo da Vinci-
Fiumicino Airport Rome is the
worst in Europe, the King Abdu-
laziz-Jeddah in Saudi Arabia is
the worst in the Middle East, the
Los Angeles International Airport
in Los Angeles, California, is the
worst in North America, and the
Fuaamotu International Airport
in Tonga is the worst in the South
Pacic.
The travel bloggers site Sleep-
ing at Airports once again put
the Ninoy Aquino International
Airport Terminal 1 as one of the
worst airports in Asia following a
year-long survey of budget travel-
ers on their website.
Reacting to the travelers com-
ments, the airports head of media
affairs, Consuelo Bungag, said,
Thats their opinion. From our
end, we know we are doing our
best to improve both the facilities
and services here at the airport.
The website said the low-bud-
get travelers who cast their votes
were the ones who didnt like
spending long delays inside the
terminal because there were no
sleeping facilities there.
The travelers complained about
the lack of seats without armrests
to allow them to stretch out, over-
crowding, collapsing ceilings,
rampant bribery, and taxi drivers
scamming travelers on fares.
At the same time, the site noted
that, although Terminal 1 had a
VIP Lounge and a Day Room for
transiting passengers, there was
no place inside to sleep for free
and instead advised travelers to
go to either the NAIA Terminal
2 or 3 where there were armrest-
free seating.
The site, however, was quick
to announce that the Manila In-
ternational Airport Authority did
in fact try to address the issues
and started a major rehabilita-
tion of the Terminal 1 at the be-
ginning of 2012. But several
bloggers noted that the improve-
ments could not be nished fast
enough.
Last year, the sleeping in
airports.com website voted
Terminal 1 as the worlds air-
port, citing passenger com-
plaints citing airport per-
sonnel taking advantage of
travelers and the poor facili-
ties particularly the toilets.
Since January this year, how-
ever, the airports management
has started a major refurbish-
ment program that include the
repair and improvement of all
toilets, the expansion of both the
departure and arrival lobbies,
the widening of the passenger
areas, the addition of Immigra-
tion counters, and the installa-
tion of a new Flight Information
Display System.
Govt...
When you nally nd the real
solution or the real medicine, all
the sufferings will fade away. The
BIFF has no legitimacy so they
will fade away in due time, Iqbal
said.
As early as last year, the MILF
had disassociated itself from Ka-
tos group, declaring him a bou-
gat or one who dees orders.
The government has put a
P10-million bounty on Kato for
launching attacks against civil-
ians in Mindanao in 2008 after an
agreement on the MILFs ances-
tral domain was declared uncon-
stitutional by the Supreme Court.
Military ofcials on Tuesday
said an Abu Sayyaf bomb expert
and a policeman were arrested in
a coffee shop in Zamboanga City
four days before the government
signed a framework agreement
with the MILF in Malacanang.
A Sayyaf bomb squad mem-
ber was identied as Rakib Jani-
hul Jairi, alias Abu Sulaiman,
who was arrested for his alleged
involvement in kidnappings in
Tumahubong, Sumisip, Basilan in
2000 and 2001. Janihul was also
reportedly involved in a series of
bombings in Sulu province.
Police said they found an im-
provised bomb in Janihuls pos-
session.
The policeman, P03 Asbi Sa-
hibol, who was in a huddle with
Janihul, was being questioned.
Also on Tuesday, a Muslim
lawmaker urged Moro National
Liberation Front chief Nur Mis-
uari to support the framework
agreement between the govern-
ment and the MILF and played
down Misuaris outburst against
the accord.
Maguindanao Rep. Simeon
Datumanong said Misuari should
not derail any effort to end the
decades-old war in Mindanao.
The best thing to do is support
anything that is for peace, said
Datumanong.
Muntinlupa City Rep. Rodolfo
Biazon, who heads the House
committee on national defense,
said Misuari had no more follow-
ing after he was replaced by Co-
tabato City Vice Mayor Muslimin
Sema as chairman of the MNLF
through a decision reached by the
groups Central Committee.
Nur Misuari is a spent force,
Biazon said. The sentiment of
Misuari is not the sentiment of the
MNLF. Remember, he was oust-
ed from the chairmanship of the
MNLF and Muslimin Sema is sup-
porting the framework agreement.
Sema was the former secre-
tary-general of the MNLF and a
member of the so-called Council
of 15, a faction of the MNLF that
replaced Misuari.
Earlier, Misuari, also a former
ARMM governor, denounced
the framework agreement as a
vicious conspiracy between the
Philippines and Malaysia.
He also warned that it was a
recipe for another crisis and war
in Mindanao.
The House on Tuesday com-
mitted to passing a resolution that
would support the creation of a
transition commission to draft
guidelines for the Bangsamoro
political entity.
At a hearing Tuesday conduct-
ed by the joint House Committee
Peace, Unity and Reconciliation,
Mindanao Affairs and Muslim
Affairs, Deputy Majority Leader
Lorenzo Taada III assured Le-
onen that the House would adopt
the resolution before Christmas.
HK...
might invoke state immunity
as defense.
Hong Kongs Legal Aid
Department initially refused to
grant the survivors and relatives
legal aid to sue the Philippines
for damages, the report said.
The survivors and families of
the victims reiterated their de-
mand for the Philippine govern-
ment to issue a formal apology
and provide compensation dur-
ing the second anniversary of
the incident in August this year.
They said the ofcials who
were responsible for the bun-
gled operation to rescue the
hostages, including Manila
Mayor Alfredo Lim, should be
held accountable for the death
of their relatives.
Eight Hong Kong tourists
were killed and seven oth-
ers were injured on Aug. 23,
2010, when dismissed police
ofcer Rolando Mendoza took
hostage a bus full of tourists
at the Quirino grandstand near
the Lunera Park. He was sub-
sequently killed after opening
re on the tourists during a
botched rescue operation.
The international commu-
nity criticized the Philippine
media for its insensitive han-
dling of the incident, which
prompted the Hong Kong se-
curity Bureau to issue a black
travel warning discouraging
Hong Kong residents from
visiting the Philippines. The
travel alert has yet be lifted by
the Hong Kong government.
Still, the Philippines Depart-
ment of Foreign Affairs insists
that the ties between the Philip-
pines and Hong Kong remaine
close despite the incident.
Palace...
President Aquino also ap-
pointed a new secretary in the
Department of Energy, but
presidential spokesman Edwin
Lacierda gave guarded state-
ments and told reporters to wait
for ofcial word on the issue.
But Remedios Petilla, Mayor
of Palo, Leyte, said the presi-
dent has appointed his son, Leyte
Governor Jericho Petilla, as the
new Energy Secretary after he
decided not to seek an elective
post in the 2013 elections.
[Governor Petillas] ap-
pointment to a Cabinet post de-
pended on the political situation
in Leyte, Mayor Petilla said.
A Palace source said Energy
Secretary Jose Rene Almendras
will be appointed as head of the
Presidential Management Staff
and its current head, Julia Abad,
will be given a new post with
lesser load of work to allow her to
spend more time with her family.
The source said the president
was expected to make the of-
cials announcements before he
leaves for Australia and New
Zealand next week.
Ofcial sources said Gutier-
rez was asked to resign as he
and his former deputy, Carlos
Gadapan, swapped charges in
the media of alleged corruption
and links with spurious groups.
Gadapan was sacked several
weeks ago after he claimed to have
told Gutierrez that Mrs. Gutier-
rez has incurred heavy gambling
losses, which would make PDEA
vulnerable to crime syndicates.
Cacdac, who took his oath be-
fore Executive Secretary Paquito
Ochoa on Monday, is a member
of the Philippine Military Acade-
my Class 1978. He was formerly
the PNP deputy chief for admin-
istration before his retirement.
When sought for comment,
Cacdac told reporters: It is an
honor for me to be trusted by
the President.
Joma...
that the ambush was real. He is
engaged in agrant lying, Si-
son said.
He also described Enrile as
the cheapest shyster, saying
that the Senate president tried to
whitewash the martial regime
and absolving it of the gross
and systematic human rights
violations after earlier admitting
that he was the drafter of the
martial law proclamation and
played a major role as martial
law administrator.
Sison also cited Enriles sup-
posed involvement in several
human rights issues, such as the
Plaza Miranda bombing, the in-
vasion of the Diliman Commune
in 1971 and the disappearances of
activists and militants.
Enrile, however, denied Sisons
accusations, including the charge
that he faked his ambush.
I am not lying. I have the re-
cords about all of these things. If I
made mistakes, I will admit them,
said the 89-year old lawmaker.
Enrile said he was ready to be
investigated about the incidents
surrounding Martial Law, be-
cause he was not lying.
He added that the declaration
of Martial Law on Sept. 23, 1972
was the correct decision at the
time because of the widespread
insurgency problems and the trib-
al rebellion in Mindanao.
It was then necessary to con-
trol the situation, said Enrile in
reaction to Sisons statement.
I do not lie about Martial
Law. In fact, I have been say-
ing it was a right decision at
that time as far as my personal
assessment of it. But what
probably made it unacceptable
was its lengthiness, Enrile
added.
In defending himself over Si-
sons claim that he faked his am-
bush which was among the reasons
cited by Marcos to impose Martial
Law, Enrile said thats silly.
Why should I fake my am-
bush to justify Martial Law when
it was already ongoing. It was
already irreversible. If you have
the time, its written in my book,
said Enrile, referring to his book
Juan Ponce Enrile: A Memoir
that delves on the story of his life,
including the rise and fall of the
Marcos regime.
Enrile noted that the Marcos
regime was di naman lahat
masama [not all of it was bad].
He said Martial Law had many
results that were still being en-
joyed by the Filipino people
such as electrication, the mas-
sive infrastructure projects like
the Southern Luzon Express-
way, the Northern Luzon Ex-
pressway, and the development
of airports, harbor facilities and
road systems.
He said Martial Law also
brought about the countrys lesser
dependence on imported fuel.
On allegations about the dark-
est hours of Martial Law, Enrile
said it was not for Sison or his
critics to decide on it. The dark
side of this historical event and
the bright side, let history decide.
Enrile said he hoped to see Si-
son and NDFP leaders Luis Ja-
landoni and Satur Ocampo face
to face to confront them over
the Plaza Miranda bombing, the
Karagatan arms shipment seized
by the Philippine Constabulary,
and the violence that erupted
in the so-called Diliman com-
munethe incidents that led
Marcos to declare Martial Law.
In an interview over radio
DZBB on Sunday, Enrile said he
was prepared to face any indepen-
dent commission that would gath-
er the testimonies of Martial Law
survivors so he could confront his
detractors and set things straight
once and for all.
Enrile said he hoped for a con-
frontation wherein he and the
leftist leaders would be given the
right to cross examine each other
about the issues hurled against
him and their respective organiza-
tions.
They can cross examine me,
they can confront me so all the
[involuntary] disappearances they
allege, those incidents of torture,
could be discussed one by one,
there should be no generalization.
Im ready because I have all the
records with me, year by year,
Enrile said.
Macon Ramos-Araneta
Drilon...
shoulder and hoping that whatever
we write in our committee report
will be agreeable to the Executive
department. If we do that we might
as well go home and be just the rub-
ber stamp that they seem to want us
to be, Marcos said.
Marcos said he was not against
the Executive department ex-
pressing its opinion.
What I do nd repugnant is
that the Executive can cause a
committee chairman to withdraw
his committee report because
they do not agree with this... and
furthermore, that they caused the
committee chairman to resign.
Asked if Rectos much-criticized
report on the sin tax bill could be
used, Drilon replied that it could be
the basis for debates, and that amend-
ments could be later introduced.
He added that he had signed the
committee report and indicated
he intended to introduce amend-
ments to the bill.
My agreement with Senator
Recto is that even if I did not agree
with his conclusion and his rates,
we agreed that the vice chairman
of the committee will submit to
the oor the amendments at the
appropriate time, Drilon said.
He said the target was to re-
lease the Senate version of the bill
by mid-November.
Asked how much he wanted the
new sin taxes to raise, Drilon an-
swered: Closer to P60 billion.
Despite his resignation, Recto
continued to draw re from anti-
smoking non-government organi-
zations.
In a privilege speech on Mon-
day, Recto said he did not mind if
the groups pushing for higher sin
taxes received lobby money from
a foundation funded by New York
City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
On Tuesday, the group Health Jus-
tice slammed Recto for casting mal-
ice on Bloombergs involvement in
the anti-smoking campaign.
Recto singled out Mayor
Bloomberg as a funding source
but didnt say New York Citys
lung cancer rates have dropped
dramatically, said Evita Ricafort
of the HealthJustice group.
He [Recto] wants to help
consumers by providing afford-
able access to an addictive prod-
uct that kills? Thats hardly good
for consumers and is far from
public service.
On the Senate oor, Senator Pia
Cayetano, chairman of the com-
mittee on health and demography,
acknowledged the tobacco control
programs of the Bloomberg Initia-
tive worldwide and said the Philip-
pines, being a poor country, should
welcome much-needed assistance
from international organizations.
Her remarks were apparently
aimed at answering criticism
from Enrile and Recto that for-
eign organizations were interfer-
ing in local legislation.
The Bloomberg Initiative to
Reduce Tobacco Use is an effort
implemented by no less than the
World Health Organization, the
health arm of the United Nations
system, of which the Philippines
is a member, she said.
Another group, New Vois Asso-
ciation of the Philippines, a group
of cancer survivors, said lobbying
by the tobacco industry, not by
Bloomberg, was the problem.
We thank Recto for resigning
and withdrawing his report but he
needs to realize that tobacco in-
dustry lobbyists are the problem
and not Mayor Bloomberg who is
only helping the Philippines and
not gaining anything from it,
said Emer Rojas of New Vois.
In the House, opposition law-
makers expressed disappointment
over Rectos resignation.
Zambales Rep. Milagros Mag-
saysay, Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Al-
bano, and Siquijor Rep. Orlando
Fua said that Recto should have
stood by his version of the bill and
not succumb to external pressures.
Senator Recto should not have
resigned. He did his job diligently,
Magsaysay told the Manila Standard.
Even with pressure from
Malacanang, he should have
stuck to his committee report
because the senators signed it,
Magsaysay added.
Albano said Recto was on the
right track when he pushed for
the three-tier taxation system for
the so-called sin products because
this would benet the people.
Albano said that Congress should
be able to pass a version of the sin
tax measure which also takes into
consideration the alternative live-
lihood for the countrys tobacco
farmers once the bill is enacted.
European businessmen said on
Tuesday that the ow of investments
to the Philippines from Europe might
be affected if the enactment of the sin
tax law did not adhere to a ruling by
the World Trade Organization on a
uniform liquor tax.
We are watching it very
closely, Henry Schumacher, ex-
ecutive vice president of the Eu-
ropean Chamber of Commerce
in the Philippines, said in a press
brieng in Makati.
Schumacher said the European
Chamber did not support the sin
tax proposal because it was not in
line with the WTO ruling. With
Maricel V. Cruz and Julito Rada
Militant...
Disqualify Akbayan Fake Par-
tylist!.
Supporters of Akbayan booed
back and shouted chanting KSP
[kulang sa pansin].
Anakbayan national chairman
Vencer Crisostomo came to the
aid of his ve youth members
after Rep. Walden Bello of Ak-
bayan party-list allegedly tried to
attack his members.
Mr. Bello became too emo-
tional that he almost tried to at-
tack Anakbayan members, said
Crisostomo, who defended the
presence of Anakbayans mem-
bers in the Akbayan presscon.
Bello, however, said Anak-
bayan must respect their free-
dom of assembly.
Bello was shouted at and was
called a faker prompting him to
approach the protesters and egged
one protester to slap him.
Maxs restaurant security broke
up the scufe and escorted the pro-
testers out of the restaurant.
Bello was defending Akbayans
inclusion in the party list groups for
the May 2013 elections, after Anak-
bayan and other militant groups
led petitions against Akbayan, and
the Black and White Movement.
Presidential adviser on political
affairs Ronald Llamas is an Akbay-
an leader, Crisostomo said.
The Black and White Move-
ment is also running as party-list
with former singer Leah Navarro
as its rst nominee. And who is
Navarro, but an identied ally
of the government, Crisostomo
said.
Kabataan Rep. Raymond Pala-
tino, meanwhile, said Akbayan
could be considered as a major
political party and should be dis-
qualied as a party-list group rep-
resenting marginalized sectors.
Akbayan earlier elded Rep.
Risa Hontiveros as its senato-
rial candidate in the ruling Liberal
Party of the administration.
Who are they kidding? What
made Akbayan think they are
still marginalized and underrep-
resented and without a voice in
government? Didnt President
Aquino himself raise the hand of
Hontiveros during the proclama-
tion in Club Filipino? Arent their
members already in the Palace
occupying sensitive and powerful
positions? Palatino said. Let us
call a spade, a spade.
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan
secretary-general Renato Reyes,
also slammed Presidential spokes-
man Edwin Lacierda for saying
that if Akbayan was disqualied, so
should Bayan Muna.
Lacierda doesnt understand
the party-list system when he says
that if Akbayan is disqualied, so
should Bayan Muna, Reyes said.
If thats the case [if Akbayan
is disqualied], so should Bayan
Muna because its elding Teddy
Casio as a senatorial candidate,
Lacierda earlier said.
What is sauce for the goose
should be sauce for the gander.
Reyes said the two party-list
groups were running under com-
pletely different circumstances.
Akbayan has become an over-
represented group in government
with even its party-list nominees
being Palace appointees. Bayan
Muna on the other hand does not
enjoy the vigorous defense of the
Palace spokesman, among other
Akbayan perks. [Bayan Muna
Rep.] Teddy Casio is in fact
running as an independent under
Makabayan, Reyes said.
Palatino said Akbayan was now
well-entrenched in the Palace
with an Undersecretary for po-
litical affairs Barry Gutierrez as
its second nominee, Presidential
Commission for the Urban Poor
Commissioner Angelina Ludov-
ice-Katoh as third nominee and
Akbayan members in the Cabinet
With Vito Barcelo, Rio N.
Araja and Joel E. Zurbano
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Justice told: Inhibit self from cyber law
IN BRIEF
Mapagu out; Coballes backed
Hopes for RH revival
Loose rearms abound
P2-trillion budget bill up for Senate scrutiny Phoenix
leads oil
price hike
Ziga quits PNOC over squabble with LP
A touch of Latin.
Dancers wearing
Spanish-inspired
dresses parade in the
streets of Zamboanga
City to celebrate the
annual Hermosa
Festival in honor of the
citys patron Nuestra
Seora del Pilar. The
event showcases the
rich Hispanic heritage
of Zamboanga,
dubbed as Asias
Latin City because
of its Chavacano
language and vestiges
of Spanish inuence.
The week-long esta
culminates in a vinta
regatta featuring the
citys colorful sailboats.
BERNARD S. DE
ALVAREZ
Cops unearth illegal mining site in Zamboanga
By Alena Mae S. Flores
OIL companies led by Phoenix
Petroleum on Tuesday raised
pump prices starting at 6 a.m.
by as much as P0.70 per liter to
reect the increase in world oil
prices due to tensions between
Turkey and Syria which have
raised fears of a widespread
conict.
The oil rms issued separate
advisories on the price increase
with Phoenix Petroleum mak-
ing the rst announcement late
Monday. Phoenix said it in-
creased its premium and unlead-
ed gasoline by P0.70 per liter,
regular gasoline by P0.60 per
liter and diesel by P0.30 per liter
effective 6 a.m.
Phoenix said it raised pric-
es to reect the movements
in the prices of rened petro-
leum products in the world
market.
Petron will implement the
following increases (VAT in-
clusive) effective 6am October
16: P0.70/liter for Blaze 100,
XCS Plus, and Xtra, P0.60/
liter for Pinoy Gas, Regular,
and kerosene and P0.30/liter
for Turbo Diesel and Diesel-
Max. This reects movements
in the international oil market,
Petron said.
Pilipinas Shell, Seaoil Philip-
pines and Total Philippines also
raised prices at the same time
and the same level as the other
oil rms.
The price of Dubai crude
went up to $111 per barrel last
October 15 from $109 per bar-
rel last October 9. Gasoline
imported from the region also
went up to $128 per barrel
from $127 per barrel while die-
sel went up to $132 per barrel
from $131/ barrel.
With the adjustment, unleaded
gasoline now sells at P50.85 to
P58.77 per liter, diesel at P42.55
to P44.90 per liter and kerosene
at P50.90 to P57.48 per liter.
ILLEGAL mining continues
to thrive in Zamboanga del
Sur, the Criminal Investiga-
tion and Detection Group said
after the capture of dangerous
chemicals and 10 suspects in a
mining site on Friday.
The operators of the min-
ing site identied as Julieto
Monding alias Gingging and
Rosalyn Paquit were not
present during the raid, said
Director Samuel Pagdilao Jr.,
CIDG chief.
The operation, led by CIDG
Region commander Sr. Supt.
Edgardo Danao was con-
ducted in Barangay Depore in
Bayog.
Danao identied the sus-
pects as Avelino A. Penniz,
50, of Pulacan, Labangan,
Zamboanga Del Sur, Tirso Q.
Calderon, 48, of Dumalinao,
Zamboanga Del Sur, Christo-
pher M. Umpad, 24, of Brgy.
Bogo, Pagadian City, Mar-
cial A. Pinero, 28, of Bun-
tong, Malangas, Zamboanga
Sibugay;
Pelmar R. Villaluz, 33, of
Sicatuna, Guipos, Zambo-
anga Sibugay, Arjay B. Cuer,
17, of Guinuma, Diplahan,
Zamboanga Sibugay, Alberto
P. Llamos, 59, of Poblacion
Buug, Zamboanga Sibugay,
Ronald E. Cariaga, 19, of
Brgy. Ditay, Diplahan, Zam-
boanga Sibugay, Esidro N.
Cuardra, 32, of Guinuman,
Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibu-
gay, and Camilo N. Calun-
sag, 58, of Guinuman, Dipla-
han, Zamboanga Sibugay.
Also seized were 437 kilos
of cyanide chemicals, three
plastic containers of nitric
acids, 45 sacks of limestone,
25 sacks of pregnant car-
bon, three sacks of activated
carbon, one liter potassium
iodide, and one Liter silver
nitrate.
The arrested and the
seized firearms were
brought to the CIDG Office
for proper identification.
The conscated explosives,
toxic substances, hazardous
and nuclear wastes materials
were placed under the custody
of the Mines bureau for safe-
keeping.
CIDG agents confiscated
from the suspects one M-14
rifle, an Armalite rifle, a
KG-9 rifle, four shotguns,
an SAS 12 shooter, a USAS-
12, 12GA, one K3 9mm ma-
chine pistol, two .45 caliber
pistols, one caliber 38 re-
volver, three grenades, four
sacks of commercial dyna-
mites, and rounds of as-
sorted ammunition.
In a four-page manifestation,
the National Union of Journal-
ists of the Philippines, Center
for Media Freedom and Respon-
sibility and the Philippine Press
Institute stressed that Velasco
should recuse himself from the
case because of the libel cases
he had led against online jour-
nalist Marites Vitug.
Under the circumstances, Ve-
lasco, who is the assigned ponen-
te (member-in-charge who will
write the decision), does not sit
with the cold neutrality of a dis-
passionate judge in relation to the
provisions as shown by his pre-
vious acts ling libel complaints
against a member of the press
arising from the contents of an on-
line publication, petitioners said.
Despite Velascos withdrawal
of the libel cases against Vitug
early this year, the fact that he
led them indicated that he sees
nothing inherently wrong about
libel, in general, or cyber libel, in
particular, the petitioners said.
Section 4 (c) 4 of R.A. 10175,
which covers online libel, is one
of the provisions of the anti-cy-
bercrime law that media groups
and 14 other petitioners have
asked the High Court to nullify
because it violates the freedom
of expression and of the press.
Velasco had led 13 counts
of libel against Vitug, found-
ing editor of the defunct online
news magazine Newsbreak and
now editor-at-large of another
online news website Rappler for
her story SC Justice in Partisan
Politics? that was published on
the web sites of ABS-CBN news
and Newsbreak in 2010.
In that story, Vitug wrote about
Velascos alleged role in the cam-
paign of his son Lord Allan, for
the lone congressional post of
Marinduque. Vitug interviewed
residents who said that the magis-
trate invited them to join his sons
ticket, with a promise that he
would help fund their campaign.
Petitioners said Velasco him-
self applied the multiple pub-
lication rule in basing the 13
counts of libel on the number
of days that the article appeared
on the websitesan issue being
tackled in the petitions against
the anti-cybercrime law.
Under SC rules, motions for
inhibition are personally di-
rected to the concerned justices.
This means only Justice Velasco
can decide on this manifestation
of the media groups. Should he
decide to inhibit, the case would
have to be re-rafed and as-
signed to another justice.
It can be recalled that the
high court had stopped the im-
plementation of the new law
through a temporary restraining
order issued last Oct. 9.
Velasco voted for the issuance
of the TRO, along with 13 other
magistrates led by Chief Justice
Ma. Lourdes Sereno.
The SC had likewise ordered
agencies tasked to execute the law
led by the Department of Justice to
suspend implementation of the en-
tire law for 120 days or four months
until further orders from the high
court. They were also told to an-
swer the consolidated petitions led
by the media groups, lawyers, blog-
gers and other groups from other
sectors within 10 days from receipt
of notice.
The tribunal had set oral argu-
ment on the case on Jan. 15 next
year as sought by some petitioners.
THE Firearms and Explosives Ofce at
Camp Crame has declared as loose re-
arms 610,156 guns with expired licenses
since August, adding that owners face ar-
rest for illegal possession charges.
Chief Insp. Nelson Bautista, FEO head,
said on Tuesday that the only way to avoid
prosecution is to le for renewal at once.
We advise the licensees or gun owners
because the penalties are stiffer if you are
caught with a loose rearm during the elec-
tion perio, he said.
Earlier, Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II had
ordered the National Police to go after loose fire-
arms to prepare for the 2013 elections.
Roxas also said politicians using private
armed groups will be prosecuted to the full
extent of the law. Florante S. Solmerin
THE Armed Forces Board of Generals has rec-
ommended to Malacanang the appointment of
Lt. General Noel Coballes to head the Western
Mindanao Command to succeed Vice Chief of
Staff Lt. Gen. Reynaldo Mapagu.
The Westmincom is based at Camp Gen-
eral Basilio Navarro in Zamboanga City.
Mapagu retires after more than 38 years in the
service on Friday, four days before his manda-
tory retirement age of 56 on Oct. 22.
He is a member of the Philippine Military
Academy Makatarungan Class of 1978. Be-
fore he was appointed to his current position,
Mapagu was the former Army chief and com-
mander of the defunct National Capital Region
Command now the Standing Joint Task Force.
Coballes belongs to PMA Mapitagan
Class of 1980 that adopted as honorary mem-
ber the four sisters (Balsy, Viel, Pinky and
Kris) of President Benigno Aquino III.
National Police Chief Nicanor Bartolome and
Coast Guard chief Vice Admiral Edmund Tan
are also batchmates. Florante S. Solmerin
ADVOCATES of the Reproductive Health Bill
want nothing but its approval in Congress.
Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan, a proponent
of the measure, says there is time to pass
House Bill 4244.
The RH bill is not yet dead, Ilagan said.
We are still hopeful that the House leadership
will implement the rules on delaying tactics
and that we can nally vote it before the cam-
paign period (for the May 2013 elections in
February of next year).
HB 4244, led by principal author, Albay
Rep. Edcel Lagman in 2010, seeks to reduce
maternal deaths through access to contraceptives
and family planning service. Maricel V. Cruz
A RANKING lawmaker on Tuesday
vowed to conduct a microscopic scru-
tiny of the House of Representatives
version of the P2-trillion budget bill
for 2013.
We will dissect every detail of the
submitted budget as we are doing in the
last two years to ensure that the budget is
reective of the needs of the people and
promotes growth and development, said
Senator Frank Drilon, chairman of the
committee on nance that reviews the
expenditure program.
He said the budget will ofcially reach
the Senate oor for debates by the second
week of November while the committee
on nance has yet to wrap up its hear-
ings on the individual budget proposals
of several departments before the Senate
takes a short break.
We will not allow any delay in the
approval of the budget, he said. A
delayed budget approval translates to
a delayed service for the people, espe-
cially the poor and marginalized sector
in the society.
Drilon said the budget will be submitted
to the Executive by the second week of De-
cember to give the President enough time
to review it. Macon Ramos-Araneta
By Rey E. Requejo
ASSOCIATE Justice Presbitero Velasco
Jr. has been asked to inhibit himself from
taking part in the resolution of the peti-
tions assailing the constitutionality of
several provisions of Republic Act 10175
or the Cybercrime Prevention Act.
Former Senator Victor Zigas son, Ricky, has bolted the Liberals to join the United Nationalist Alliance led by former President Estrada.
By Christine F. Herrera
FORMER Senator Victor Ziga
has resigned as board director
of the Philippine National Oil
Company in protest of unfair and
insulting treatment from the Lib-
eral Party leadership.
Ziga, a member of the LP
national executive commit-
tee, wrote to President Benigno
Aquino III an emotional resigna-
tion letter tracing family ties.
Mr. Aquinos father Ninoy and
LP president-on-leave and Interior
and Local Government Secretary
Mar Roxas IIs late brother Gerry
were Zigas ninongs in his wed-
ding while Zigas mother LP ofcial
and former Senator Tecla Ziga was
the goddaughter of President Aqui-
nos grandmother, Dona Aurora.
The close family ties was ac-
knowledged by Mr. Aquinos
uncle Jose Peping Cojuangco
and aunt Margarita Tingting
Cojuangco, who decided to en-
dorse Zigas son Ricky.
The decision made by secretar-
ies Roxas, Abad and Abaya is to
my mind contrary to existing Lib-
eral Party policy and rules which
favor the incumbent and highest
elected Liberal Party ofcial of the
district as the congressional can-
didate in that district, Ziga sated
in his letter. My son is the high-
est elected party member of the
rst district of Albay while Edcel
Lagman Jr. is a mere councilor of
Quezon City which is not even in
the province of Albay.
Ziga said the decision of Roxas,
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad
and Transportation and Commu-
nications Secretary Joseph Emilio
Abaya was misplaced.
Moreover, Mr. President, you
yourself is fully aware that the Ziga
family have long been a member of
the Liberal Party dating back to its
inception and we have been stead-
fast in our defense of the party even
during its darkest days. We worked
hard for your mother during her
campaign for the presidency and
served under her administration. We
also worked hard for you when you
ran for the Senate and the presiden-
cy, he said.
With all these faithful years
of faithful service to the party
and the country, we consider this
act of Secretaries Roxas, Abad
and Abaya as a big slap on our
face, which we certainly do not
deserve. To add insult to injury,
we are being replaced by a group
who had been perennial party
opponent and critics, Ziga said.
Zigas son bolted the LP and
joined the United Nationalist Al-
liance led by former President
Joseph Estrada and Vice Presi-
dent Jejomar Binay, who also
both endorsed him.
Estrada is the younger Zigas
ninong also at the wedding.
The Ziga name has been
untainted and so we welcome
Ricky to our fold and together
we will ght corruption, Estra-
da told Manila Standard in an
interview.
Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
mst.lettertotheeditor@gmail.com OCTOBER 17, 2012 WEDNESDAY
A4
FOR months now, a brand new
yover traversing Commonwealth
Avenue, a national road in Quezon
City, has remained half-closed.
There is nothing wrong with the
structurethe road is well paved
and ready for use. In fact, the
government opened the yover
in April, more than seven months
ago.
On one side of the yover,
vehicles from Tandang Sora
Avenue can cross Commonwealth
Avenue with ease to reach Luzon
Avenue. Motorists coming from
Luzon Avenue, however, may
not use the same nished yover
because that side of the road has
been closed to vehicular trafc,
and has become instead a multi-
million-peso promenade for the
squatter residents along Luzon
Avenue who want to take a
leisurely stroll along government
property.
The problem, the Department
of Public Works and Highways
tells us, is that some 30 to 80
squatter families on the other
side of the yover in Old Balara
refuse to leave their homes built
on government land and are
blocking construction of a road
that will connect the yover to
Katipunan Avenue and the C-5
highway.
In a recent interview, the
Highways ofcial in charge of
the project refused to assume
responsibility for the delay
but did not say who should be
held accountable. He says the
governments policy has been
to offer the squatters in the area
money to movean option that
some have accepted but others
have refused.
The upshot of this refusal
to move and the governments
complete failure to enforce the
law is the huge trafc jams along
Tandang Sora Avenue, a nightmare
that bedevils taxpaying motorists
every blessed day. In the meantime,
the squatters who continue to defy
the government and thwart a major
national infrastructure project are
being rewarded with a bonus:
they get to set up market stalls
on the ruins of their neighbors
demolished homes and paved
portions of a public road that may
never be used.
There are ill effects on the
other side of the yover as well.
With very little trafc along their
street and no police or trafc
enforcers to tell them otherwise,
the squatters of Luzon Avenue
have encroached on the road,
turning one lane of it into their
own private parking or extensions
of their roadside businesses.
Every day, thousands of
motorists put themselves and
their vehicles at risk while
navigating the narrow, poorly
paved stretch of Tandang Sora
Avenue. Tempers are, accidents
occur, untold man-hours are
lost all because the government
is unable to eject the stubborn,
thick-faced illegal settlers who
stand between us and progress.
This is an administration
that has ousted a Supreme
Court justice in a mere two to
three months and hounded an
Ombudsman from her ofce. It
has also shamed a senator into
giving up his chairmanship of the
ways and means committee. Have
the bullies in the Palace nally
met their match in the hoodlums
of Old Balara?
Enough is enough
EDITORIAL
The US as foil to China
CAN the Philippines and Japan,
embroiled in a territorial dispute with
a rising China, rely on the US as a foil
to deter an aggressive neighbor? While
Washington has stated that it is not
taking sides in the conicting claims in
the South and East China Seas, Manila
and Tokyo can take comfort they have
military pacts with the US.
Japans Ambassador to the US
Ichiro Fujisaki, in a statement read at
the Brookings Institute think tank in
Washington, said that his country would
not go to war in its dispute with China
over the Senkaku Island (Diaoyu to the
Chinese). Japan, however, is counting
on the US to come to its aid if attacked.
While the US no longer maintains
military bases in the Philippines, it has
an active Visiting Forces Agreement
with its staunch ally and former colony.
Under the VFA, US forces hold regular
military exercises with Philippine
troops. Under the existing accord, US
ships also make frequent ports of call,
the latest by a US submarine at Subic,
the former American naval base in
Zambales facing the West Philippine
Sea which China has included in its
sweeping claim over the entire South
China Sea.
China has elevated its territorial
dispute with Japan to the United Nations,
something it refuses to do in the case of
Manilas rightful claim over the West
Philippine Sea, the 200-nautical miles
that fall within its exclusive economic
zone under the UN Convention on the
Law of the Sea.
Beijing prefers to deal with Manila
on a bilateral basis, using the same tack
it does with Hanoi on the Paracels and
with Malaysia and Brunei, the two other
claimants to some of the shoals and
reefs in the South China Sea.
Why is China willing to bring its
case against Japan to the UN but not its
dispute with the Philippines?
There is a reason for the two-China
policy in its approach to territorial
disputes. Obviously, China knows
that Japan cannot be bullied unlike
the puny Philippines which is heavily
dependent on trade and investment
with the Chinese. Japanese export
products, particularly electronics and
motor vehicles, took a heavy beating
last month when Chinese mobs rioted at
the height of nationalist frenzy over the
Senkaku/Diaoyu dispute.
Despite the heavy economic toll
(Japanese car sales fell between 30 to
50 percent after the rioting in Chinese
cities), Japan is standing rm in its
claim over Senkaku. The Philippines,
on the other hand, went into panic mode
when Chinese authorities banned our
bananas.
Putting the squeeze further on the
Philippines, China called in its $500
million loan on the Northrail project
that was shelved because it did not
go through a normal bidding process
under the previous government. The
ZTE broadband network project which
would have also availed of a $329-M
Chinese loan was scrapped because
of kickback allegations and national
security concerns.
The high-speed rail project would
have connected Metro Manila with Clark
International Airport in Pampanga.
A former US airbase, Clark was used
extensively by American forces during
the Vietnam War. We are not beating the
drums of war but given the Philippines
limited military capability, Clark can
be converted back to a military facility.
The same can be said of Subic, the
former US naval base which is endowed
with a natural harbor. It all depends on
how we play the US card. Or, how the
Americans will play us.
Framework peace accord
So much has been said of the
landmark Philippine Government-Moro
Islamic Liberation Front framework
peace agreement signed in Malacaang
on Monday. The ink had hardly dried on
the peace accord but already there are
discordant voices assailing it, foremost
of which was Nur Misuaris. The Moro
National Liberation Front leader calls
the peace pact a betrayal of the MNLF
and the Tripoli agreement.
But overall, the framework
peace agreement was hailed by both
Muslims and Christians in the affected
communities of Mindanao. The
negotiators from both sides described
the agreement as a roadmap and a
work in progress to iron out remaining
contentious issues contained in the
annexes, including law enforcement
and the laying down of the weapons
of war.
I shall withhold further comment and
my own take on the matter since the
peace panel is still to continue its work
up to the end of the year. Let us give
peace a chance and be thankful the guns
will be silent in Mindanaofor now.
ALEJANDRO
DEL ROSARIO
BACK CHANNEL
Akbayan never
had it so good
YOU just cant make up stuff like this.
So, here is the Presidents mouthpiece,
the explainer of his policy and the
supposed deliverer of truth and good
news, word for incoherent word.
Responding to a report that the Asian
Development Bank believes that the
Aquino administration is not creating
enough jobs, presidential spokesman
Edwin Lacierda had this to say:
Whats important is that jobs
are being created and we continue
to create new jobs. And thats as we
continue to expand, as we continue our
infrastructure program, as we continue
our several programs, we expect jobs
to continue. We also expect the private
sector to also improve with the rise of
tourism, rise of other growth sectors.
To which we can
only reply: Huh?
This is the sort of
incomprehensible
drivel that the Aquino
a d mi n i s t r a t i o n
dishes out on a daily
basis, through three
full-time, Cabinet-
level propagandists
and a perfectly
under s t andabl e
tripling of the press
ofce bureaucracy.
The media is
supposed to report
only good news to
make the President
happy. But even
the friendliest press outlets sometimes
realize that just making sense of what the
Palace says is already a formidable task.
* * *
Used to be, Philippine leftist groups
clashed about the importance of the
purity of their ideology and delity
to original Communist theory and
practice. This, at heart, was the basis
for the reafrmist-versus-rejectionist
dispute that has long caused deep
divisions amongst the various left-
leaning organizations that have thrived,
both above- and underground, since the
1986 people power revolt.
That was then. Now, perhaps
reecting the overall degradation of
the debate on political ideology or the
increasing practicality of the leftists,
they quarrel about who has sold out
and become cronies of the incumbent
administration.
It was disconcerting to witness the
clash between members of the hardline
leftist youth group Anakbayan and
the now well-fed representatives of
Akbayan, the supposedly socialist-
oriented organization whose top
members occupy important positions in
the Aquino administration. Akbayan had
called a press conferencewhich was
duly disrupted by Anakbayan rallyists
to explain why the Commission on
Elections should not remove their group
from the list of accredited parties in the
coming party-list election.
Anakbayan was clearly in favor of
the de-listing of Akbayan for reasons
it said were clear as day. If Comelec
was prohibiting party-list groups
from elding bets next May because
they were identied with the Arroyo
administration, it should remove
groups like the administration-loving
Akbayan on the same grounds.
Indeed, Akbayan is probably the
most-rewarded political group under this
administration, next only to the Liberal
Party. Its most visible representatives
are presidential adviser on political
affairs Ronald Llamas and wannabe
senator Risa Hontiveros Baraquel.
Various other Akbayan functionaries,
including those who conducted
yesterdays press conference to explain
why the group is actually disadvantaged
and marginalized, hold government jobs.
And yet, the party is only heard from
these days when it is publicly pushing
government policy like going to war with
China or attacking Gloria Macapagal
Arroyo when its a slow good news day.
One Anakbayan spokesman said it
best: Where was Akbayan, the supposed
defender of the rights of the oppressed,
when practically the entire Filipino
Internet community was denouncing the
government recently for criminalizing
libel online?
Nowhere, naturally.
And the fact that
Akbayan has morphed
into what it used to
denouncea tool
of an incumbent
administrationis
the best argument
for its de-listing as a
political organization
in Comelecs rolls.
Walden Bello
and the other
Akbayan leaders who
called yesterdays
press conference
were unfazed by
the charges. The
group prefers to work with the
administration, one of them said, as
opposed, apparently, to acting like
garden-variety leftist organizations
like Anakbayan that have consistently
accused every government of short-
changing the poor.
Why Akbayan prefers to be the
leftist political arm of the Aquino
administration is clear, of course. They
never had it so good as they have under
this governmentand, by golly, being
a well-fed, important bureaucrat is
certainly a lot better than denouncing
the countrys rulers on the street.
Its more fun being a government
ofcial in the Philippines. And power
and pelf are certainly better appreciated
by former activists who never had any
money or inuence until they were
able to ingratiate themselves and get
into the good graces of an ideologically
clueless President.
As for ideology and all that,
Akbayan has proven just how shallow
some sectors of the local left really are.
Give them power, regular paychecks
and inuence and people like Llamas
are so easily swallowed by the system
they used to condemn.
Thats how the old activists of Diliman
graphically described Akbayan and
other co-opted groups like it: Nilamon
ng sistema. In the case of Llamas,
Hontiveros and others from Akbayan
who hold undue inuence over Aquino,
its even likely that it is they who have
swallowed up the government.
But perhaps the revolution has
already taken place and has been won
by Akbayan. And were the ones who
have no clue at all.
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A. ROBLES
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OCTOBER 17, 2012 WEDNESDAY
A5 Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
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THE framework of the peace
agreement a peace draft, actually
creating a Bangsamoro entity in
Muslim Mindanao has been signed.
This, however, is only the rst step
to the long, tortuous and landmine-
packed road to nal and lasting peace.
For instance, they will still have
to create a transition committee.
This committee will ensure that
the framework will hold. Then,
Congress must enact a law replacing
the constitutionally-mandated
Autonomous Region in Muslim
Mindanao with the Bangsamoro
entity. That
could well mean
amending the
Constitution; the
ARMM charter
is an organic law.
Thats an issue
which Congress
must face.
There are also
issues which are
not clearly stated
in the peace draft.
For instance,
wealth sharing
has not been
dened.
The most challenging issue is the
decommissioning of armaments among
the Muslims. This means eventual
surrender of their rearms. The
question arises: Will every Muslim
surrender his rearm? How about the
breakaway/ renegade Muslims from the
Moro Islamic Liberation Front? Many
of them have made kidnapping-for-
ransom a thriving industry.
I have doubts about their willingness
to comply with the decommissioning.
After all, many Muslims believe that
power emanates from the barrel of a
gun. From childhood, they are taught
how to handle a gunit protects them
from rival clans. Clan wars in Muslim
Mindanao are a way of life. How,
for instance, can Maranaos live with
the Maguindanaoans, and vice versa?
How can they coexist with the Tausogs
and Samals? Maranaos are traders,
Maguindanaoans farmers, and Tausogs
and Samals are pirates by origin.
These are the hurdles the
government must face before nal
and lasting peace in Mindanao can
be achieved. Even now, there are
rumblings and noises of discontent
among renegade groups. Moro
National Liberation Front chairman
Nur Misuari has issued threats and
warnings that his group would not
settle for less. They believe that the
framework agreement is a betrayal of
their ght for independence.
The peace draft is no guarantee
that the Muslims will give up their
rearms. Nor is it a guarantee that the
clans would get rid of their private
armies. That is their way of life. The
moment clans are perceived to be
weak, thats their end. How do you
think the Ampatuans have survived
for so long?
Everybody wants peace, and I must
commend the Aquino administration
for trying. I am not so hopeful,
though, that peace would come easily.
History tells us that Muslims and
Christians in the Middle East have
been struggling against each other for
the past 2,000 years. The Muslims in
Mindanao have never been colonized
by the Spaniards, the Americans and
the Japanese. Will they surrender now
to the Aquino government?
***
Media often call plunder a non-
bailable offense. This is the reason
that former President Gloria Arroyo
is now conned at the Veterans
Memorial Medical Center under
heavy guard after her arrest.
The truth of
the matter is
that there is no
n o n - b a i l a b l e
crime. The
rst sentence
of Article III,
Section 13
of the 1987
Co n s t i t u t i o n
clearly provides
that All
persons, except
those charged
with offenses
p u n i s h a b l e
by reclusion
perpetua where the evidence of guilt
is strong, shall, before conviction, be
bailable by sufcient sureties, or to be
released in recognizance as may be
provided by law.
This simply means that persons
accused of any crime are, in most
instances, entitled to bail as a matter
of right.
Dean Andy Bautista chairman
of the Presidential Commission on
Good Government, says it well in
his column in another newspaper.
Whenever I hear or read a news
report about a crime that is non-
bailable (e.g. plunder), I cringe. My
reaction stems from the legal reality
that there is no such thing as a non-
bailable offense.
Bautista says that in essence,
the constitutional provision I cited
means that persons accused of
any crime are in most instances
entitled to bail as a matter of right.
This principle not only honors
an individuals presumption of
innocence but protects the right not
to be punished unless guilt is proven
and determined by a competent
court. Thus, for a person to be denied
bail, two requisites must concur:
a.) that the person is being charged
with a crime punishable by reclusion
perpetua or life imprisonment; b.)
the evidence of guilt is strong.
This is precisely why the lawyers
of the former President claim that
she is entitled to bail. The evidence
against her is weak.
The problem is that media are not
taught the intricacies of the law.
Will the Muslims
surrender their rearms?
Personal to Billy and company
A COLUMN by William (Billy) M.
Esposo in another morning paper on Oct.
7, 2012 accuses me of having reportedly
said in a recent TV interview that there
was no press censorship during martial
law. He was referring to an interview
by Howie Severino which aired rst
on September 21, during the 40
th

anniversary of martial law, and again on
October 2.
I could never imagine myself saying
that, because it is simply not true. Press
censorship came with martial law, which
was proclaimed on September 21, 1972,
although I read the proclamation to the
nation as information secretary on Sept.
23, 1972. It lasted a few months, but
martial law itself lasted until January 17,
1981. That was what I recall discussing
in my taping session with Severino and
in separate TV interviews I had given
before Sept. 21.
My problem though is that I never
got to watch any of those interviews. I
was out of town, attending the Singapore
Global Dialogue on Sept. 20-21, and out
of town again, attending the Dialogue of
Civilizations on the island of Rhodes in
Greece the entire rst week of October,
when the Severinos interview was
replayed.
More than that, I must confess I never
ever watch myself on television. And I
never watch television as a rule, unless
extremely necessary. I host a weekly
talk show on GNN with my friend J.V.
Bautista. This airs every Sunday, 8-9
pm., on Destiny. Many important guests
have appeared on the show, and many
people watch the show, but not me.
Despite that handicap, I can assure
Billy Esposo I never told Severino there
was no press censorship during martial
law. How we conducted that censorship
was in fact the story, and that was what
I discussed during my rather lengthy
session with Severino. But I cannot say
what part of the interview was nally
used, and what was not.
Let me try to summarize here what I
said. In the rst few days of martial law,
after the Manila newspapers had been
padlocked, the foreign press converged
on Manila, and had its biggest Asian
presence in the country. Censorship
required that they submit their copies to
the Department of Public Information
before sending them out.
One of my most memorable
encounters was with a brilliant English
journalist named Nicholas Tomalin of
the Sunday Times. (I could not recall his
name at the time of the interview, it came
back to me just now.) He came to my
ofce with a manuscript one day, which
he asked me to read. And I did.
It was a two-sted satire on a presidential
decree penalizing the printing, possession,
distribution and circulation of printed
materials which are immoral or indecent or
which defy the government or its ofcers
or which tend to undermine the integrity
of the Government or the stability of the
State. After reading the manuscript, I
gave it back to him and thanked him for
letting me read it.
His jaw nearly dropped. What?
Arent you going to censor it? he asked.
No, I answered.
Youre much wiser than I thought,
he said. You know what would have
happened had you touched my piece? Id
run it with all your blue pencil marks on it,
and show our readers what kind of awful
censors youve got in the Philippines.
We parted, and when we saw each
other again, much later, he gave me a copy
of his uncensored article in the Sunday
Times with a note saying, Courtesy of a
whimsical censor.
Tomalin was an outstanding journalist.
He was killed a few years later while
covering a war in the Middle East.
There were so many other outstanding
journalists like him, who whenever they
had to write good things about Marcos,
had to y out of Manila so they could
write their stories datelined Hong Kong
(Uncensored).
Because of that, it became very
clear that censorship was not doing the
government any good and had to be
lifted. That gave way to self-censorship.
As information secretary I was
supposed to have some clout with the
press, at least before censorship was
lifted. In theory, I could ask editors to
play up or play down certain stories. I
never did. The only time I ever tried to
inuence editorial policy was when I
asked the editors to suspend the columns
temporarily until the columnists learned
not to try to suffocate Marcos with
saucy, saccharine and servile praise at the
slightest excuse.
The editors did, and for a while we had
some truly honest and intelligent press.
Martial law was lifted 31 years ago, and
supposed champions of democracy have
succeeded Marcos. But press censorship
and control by government has simply been
replaced with censorship by the business
owners and gatekeepers, including self-
anointed political pundits, who have
become part of the political power structure
and exercise what Stanley Baldwin, in
his riposte to Lords Beaverbrook and
Rothermere, once called power without
responsibility, the prerogative of the harlot
throughout the ages.
fstatad@gmail.com
EMIL
P. JURADO
TO THE POINT
FRANCISCO S.
TATAD
FIRST THINGS FIRST
Gangnam Style tells economic truth of our day
By William Pesek
IT ISNT every day that the nance
minister of a major nation mentions a
rap star when talking up his economy.
But then South Korea isnt your average
economy and Psy isnt your usual
entertainer.
Bahk Jae Wan did that in an Oct. 9
interview. South Koreas top economic
ofcial cited the singer of the global
smash hit Gangnam Style as an
example of the kind of creativity and
international competitiveness the country
needs. It wasnt a laugh line. It was a plea
for South Koreans to let their hair down
and dream a bit.
It is something I had been wondering
as Gangnam Style racks up hundreds
of millions of hits on YouTube; earns Psy
gigs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
and NBCs Today Show; works its
way into North Koreas propaganda;
and single-handedly strengthens South
Koreas global brand. Im a fan. But face
it, it isnt a particularly brilliant song.
Nor would many say Psy (whose name
is Park Jae-Sang) is a world-class singer,
dancer or stage presence. So how did a
man who is relatively ancient by South
Koreas pubescent pop standards do what
no one had done beforego global?
The reason has more to do with
economics than meets the eye and speaks
volumes about where South Korea nds
itself in 2012.
One percent
Before his song went global, it swept
through South Koreas 50 million-strong
population. Sure, the tune is catchy and
his crazed horse-riding dance is a show-
stopper. But its real appeal is the social
satire that lies not very far below the
surface. Gangnam is a ritzy part of Seoul
that South Koreans see as an amalgam of
Beverly Hills, Manhattans Upper East
Side and Tokyos Shibuya district. It is
South Koreas 1 percent enclave.
Many young hipsters crave living
the Gangnam style someday, much as
Americans watching Gossip Girl
think: I want that life. Psys song
and ubiquitous video parody the tony
neighborhood and poke fun at the
crass materialism that has consumed a
country that just 15 years ago was beset
by economic turmoil. Back then, amid
Asias 1997 crisis, households donated
gold to shore up the national treasury.
Now, the well-to-do ock to Gangnam
to buy gold and other conspicuous signs
of wealth. Or just to wear black and sip
overpriced coffee.
By both celebrating this phenomenon
and mocking it, Psy caught the bipolar
nature of Koreas economy.
Intrepid success
One face of todays South Korea is
intrepid success. Remember that just four
years ago, hedge funds were pegging
Asias fourth-biggest economy as the
next Iceland. Far from going bust like
that island nation, Korea sidestepped
Wall Streets meltdown. Its 3.1 percent
jobless rate is less than half the USs and
a third of Frances.
Yet South Koreans are having an
identity crisis. They are proud of the
Samsung sign towering over Times
Square in New York and the Hyundai
cars lling roads from Miami to Sydney.
Korea has gotten as far as it can, though,
with the export-led model that powered
its postwar boom and restored living
standards after 1997.
And then there are the costs, both real
and intangible. South Korean workers put
in some of the longest hours in the world.
Kids experience truncated childhoods
as cram schools and after-class tutoring
keep them off the playground. Anxiety
pervades college students jockeying
for coveted jobs at the family-owned
conglomerates that dominate the
economy. Household debt, meanwhile,
has surged as more and more South
Koreans strive for the Gangnam lifestyle.
Subver sive message
All this explains why Psy struck
such a chord. Koreans are coming to
the realization that gross domestic
product gains dont necessarily result in
commensurate gross domestic happiness.
Hence Psys subversive message about
class and wealth being false gods. It also
gets at why the nance minister would
opine about a rap song.
Our service sector is a weak point,
Bahk said. Unlike competitive exporters
with well-diversied goods and markets,
the service sector is too much closed. We
see gradual progress in some areas, but
the success stories such as singer Psy are
still quite an exception. They should open
up the domestic market and compete with
foreign rivals to grow up.
In other words, innovate to make
the economy more entrepreneurial and
globally nimble. Here, the nations
cultural export industry, dubbed Korean
Wave, is an apt metaphor.
It is a cookie-cutter businesslong
legs, robotic dance moves and years
of training and grooming to produce
K-pop stars who tend to be as plastic
as they are forgettable. Psy, by contrast,
is the outlier who made it through hard
work, humor and his own brand of
talent. He is 34, portly and, by his own
admission, not a looker. He writes his
own songs and traveled a long and lonely
journey that paid off in the end.
South Koreas economy should be a lot
more like that. It has what it takes to go
up against the best talent the world has to
offer. It just needs to nd its own groove.
The government may want to summon
Psy in for some pointers. Bloomberg
ANOTHER Filipino, only the second,
will be named a saint this Sunday. Pedro
Calungsod was killed in Guam in April
1672 by the native Chamorros as he was
assisting a Spanish bishop, the Jesuit
Diego Luis de Sanvitores, in baptizing
a baby girl.
The rst Filipino saint is Lorenzo
Ruiz, a missionary killed in Japan in
1637. He was canonized in 1987.
Not much is known about Blessed
(beatied 2000) and soon-to-be Saint
Pedro, except that he hailed from the
Visayas and that he was a teenager,
likely around 17 (some accounts say he
was 14) at the time of his death.
The story is that it was the babys
father and his companions who set out to
attack Padre Diego. He did not want his
daughter baptized. Pedro, being a lad,
was agile and was able to skirt the spears
of the attacker. He chose, however, not
to leave Padre Diego. The boy eventually
got hit with a spear on his chest and was
nished off by the enemy with a blow to
the head. The priest barely had time to
raise a crucix and give Pedro the nal
sacrament before he himself was killed.
The killers then stripped the two dead
men, tied stones to their feet and threw
them into the sea. To this day, the bodies
have never been found.
In fact, Kyodo News reports that there
is no reference whatsoever to Calungsod
in the 72-year-old marker that identies
the spot where Sanvitores was killed.
Reference or no reference,
Filipinos are hyped about Calungsods
canonization. We always pride ourselves
in being a predominantly Catholic
nation. It goes to show that our people
carry the virtues which is one of the
most celebrated in the faith: sacrice.
Ruiz was tortured and killed by the
Japanese for his missionary activities. It
is said he had the option to be spared of
this if he would renounce Christianity.
He did not. According to accounts, Ruiz
said that he was accepting death for the
Lord and that if he had a thousand lives,
he would give up those lives all over
again.
Calungsod had the option of running.
He was a teenager and quick on his feet,.
He would have been able to defend
himself from the blows of his attackers.
But he stayed with Sanvitores.
Then again, the virtue of sacrice
could very easily be stretched and
twisted. Being called a martyr these
days is hardly a compliment. A martyr
is stereotypically portrayed as an
unassertive, long-suffering masochist
who does not have the guts to assert his
or her own interest.
So when is it ok to sacrice, and
when is it foolish?
I believe thus that the more
outstanding virtue is the recognizing
that some things are of a higher order
than that which would give us present
gratication.
***
A study by the Washington-based Pew
Research Center which describes itself
as a non-partisan fact tank that provides
information on the issues, attitudes and
trends shaping America and the world
reveals that more Americans have
become religiously unafliated over the
years.
Twenty percent of the US public
and one-third of adults under 30are
said to join the ranks of the nones,
or those who do not identify with any
religious group. The number has risen
from just 15 percent in 2007.
This group includes self-described
atheists and agnostics (6 percent) and
those who say they are afliated with
nothing in particular (14 percent).
The survey was conducted between
June 28 and July 9 this year among
2,973 adult respondents. There
were additional interviews with 958
religiously unafliated respondents.
It is tempting to jump to conclusions
from these numbers alone. For
example, it would be natural to say
that America has become increasingly
godless. Is this necessarily true or
good or bad?
The additional interviews shed
light on the nature of those who do not
identify themselves with groups. Of
this number, 68 percent say they still
believe in God. Fifty-eight percent say
they often feel a deep connection with
nature and the earth. More than one-
third classify themselves as spiritual
but not religious and 21 percent say
they pray every day.
Other important notes in the survey
are the following:
generational replacement has driven
the change. This means that young
adults today are more likely to be more
unafliated than their parents and
grandparents at a similar age.
Involvement in church activities
has become more connected to actual
afliation. In the past, even those who
did not identify with a group were still
likely to participate in church activities.
Religious afliation is declining
both among college educated and non-
college-educated Americans.
Eighty-eight percent of the
unafliated say they are NOT looking
for a religion that would be right for
them.
Overwhelmingly, they think that
religious organizations are too
concerned with money and power, too
focused on rules and too involved in
politics.
I have not been aware of any similar
studies conducted in the Philippines.
The Pew study nonetheless provokes
thoughtand imagination. It would be
interesting to nd out the naturethe
depth and the quality of the religiosity
we Filipinos take so much pride in.
What lies beneath the nominal numbers
and the hand-me-down afliation?
What do we really mean when we say
we believe?
adellechua@gmail.com
ADELLE
CHUA
CHASING HAPPY
Saints and nones
Many of them
believe that
power emanates
from the barrel
of a gun.
CYAN MAGENTAYELLOW BLACK
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KAGAWARAN NG PAGAWAIN AT LANGSANGANG PAMBAYAN
South Cotabato Sub-District Engineering Offce
General Santos City
October 11, 2012
INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and
Highways (DPWH) South Cotabato Sub-District Engineering Offce, General
Santos City through the CY 2013 Regular Infrastructures Projects, invites contractors
to bid for the following projects:
1. a. Contract ID: 13MB0001
b. Contract Name: Construction/Widening of Marbel-Makar Road,
c. Contract Location: Simbo Section, Tupi, South Cotabato
d. Scope of Work: Length of PCCP = 945.00 ln.m., Length of Grouted Riprap
= 115.00 ln.m., Additional 48 dia. RCPC with Headwall
= 6.00 ln.m., Item 311,Thickness = 280mm, Item 200,
Thickness = 200mm, Item 300, Thickness = 100mm
e. Approved Budget of the Contract: P 19,399,994.97
f. Contract Duration: 102 cal. Days
2. a. Contract ID: 13MB0002
b. Contract Name: Replacement/Rehab./Strengthening of Permanent Bridges
Generated from Bridge Management System,
c. Contract Location: Bawing Bridge along Makar-Kiamba Road, General
Santos City
d. Scope of Work: 51.60m-10.5mmx100mmx400mmx6m Steel Sheet Piles,
10m-Checkdam, 41.60-Concrete Revetment, 89.52 sq.m.
Carbon Fiber
e Approved Budget of the Contract: P 11,407,166,42
f. Contract Duration: 75 cal. Days
3. a. Contract ID: 13MB0003
b. Contract Name: Replacement/Rehab./Strengthening of Permanent Bridges
Generated from Bridge Management System,
c. Contract Location: Makar Bridge 2 along, Makar-Kiamba Road, General
Santos City
d. Scope of Work: PCCP-174.91 sq.m., Structural Concrete-124.06 cu.m.,
222.00 sq.m.-Carbon Fiber
e. Approved Budget of the Contract: P 10,015,242.01
f. Contract Duration: 72 cal. Days
4. a. Contract ID: 13MB0004
b. Contract Name: Proposed/Construction/Completion of Three (3) Storey
DPWH Offce Building,
c. Contract Location: Brgy. Lagao, General Santos City
d. Scope of Work: Reinforcing Steel, Masonry Works, Structure Excavation,
Embankment, Reinforced Concrete, Plumbing Works
& Fittings, Steel Casement Window, Cement Plaster,
Electrical Roughing Construction, Construction Safety &
Health Program.
e. Approved Budget of the Contract: P 9,699,981.62
f. Contract Duration: 120 cal. Days
5. a. Contract ID: 13MB0005
b. Contract Name: Reconstruction of Critical Sections along National Roads
such as Slips/Emergencies/Protection Works Road Slip
along Digos-Makar Road, Brgy. Batomelong Section
K1634+431 K1634+453, General Santos City
c. Contract Location: Brgy.Batomelong, General Santos City
d. Scope of Work: Embankment & Coconet
e. Approved Budget of the Contract: P 9,699,979.77
f. Contract Duration: 120 cal. Days
6. a. Contract ID: 13MB0006
b. Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance (Asphalt Overlay) Digos-Makar
Road,
c. Contract Location: Brgy. Labangal, General Santos City
d. Scope of Work: Application of Thermoplastic Pavement Markings, Asphalt
Overlay (80mx13.40mx75mm thick, Asphalt Overlay
(68mx2.5.mx75mm thick)
e. Approved Budget of the Contract: P 2,178,000.00
f. Contract Duration: 21 cal. Days
7. a. Contract ID: 13MB0007
b. Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance (Asphalt Overlay) Digos-Makar
Road,
c. Contract Location: Brgy. Apopong, General Santos City
d. Scope of Work: Application of Thermoplastic Pavement Markings, Asphalt
Overlay (100mx6.70mx75mm thick, Asphalt Overlay
(68mx2.5.mx75mm thick)
e. Approved Budget of the Contract: P 1,757,000.00
f. Contract Duration: 21 cal. Days
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), purchased 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 applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d)
completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC and (e) Net Financial
Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal
to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility
check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the
DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH
POCW-Central Offce will only process contractors applications for the 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: October 11, 2012 to November 6, 2012
2. Site Inspection/Pre-Bid Conference
Time & Date: October 25, 2012 @ 8:30 AM &
1:30PM. Respectively
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
Deadline October 31, 2012 until 12:00 NN
4. Receipt of Bids Deadline: November 6, 2012 @ 10:00AM.
5. Opening of Bids Time & Date: November 6, 2012 @ 10:30 AM.
NOTE: 1.) Only Proprietors/Project Managers/Project Engineers and Materials
Engineers are allowed to attend the Site Inspection and Pre-bid
Conference.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents at DPWH-South Cotabato SDEO
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of 1-3) P25,000.00;
4-5) P10,000.00; 6-7) P5,000.00. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs
form the DPWH website if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs
from the DPWH website shall pay said fees on or before the submission of their bids
Documents. 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 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 evaluation
and post-qualifcation.
The DPWH South Cotabato Sub-District Engineering Offce, General Santos City
reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process
anytime prior Contract Award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
(Sgd.) EVELYN E. DUARTE
Engineer II/Chief, Maintenance Section
BAC Chairman
Approved:
(Sgd.) MANGOLAMBA D. HADJI ALI
Engineer V/Acting Head
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL 2
ND
DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
Telefax: (034) 3888-487
Email Add: dpwhbinalbagan@yahoo.com
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and
Highways, 2
nd
Negros Occidental Engineering District, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental,
through the FY 2013 DPWH Infra Program intends to apply the sum for Contract
no. 13GL002 P12,851,831.66 and for Contract no. 13GL003 P18,753,540.00
being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC). Bids received in excess of the
ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and
Highways, 2
nd
Negros Occidental Engineering District, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
now invites bids for the following brief description of the contract: 1)Contract #13GL002
Concreting of 808.00 ln.m. length x 280mm thickness. Road pavement includes
removal of existing Concrete Pavement, roadway excavation and application of
thermoplastic pavement markings.2) Contract #13GL003 Asphalt Overlay with
a length of 1,840 ln.m. x 50.00 mm thickness x 6.10 m width, includes clearing &
grubbing, grouted riprap and application of thermoplastic pavement markings.
Completion of the Works required is1) 119 C.D. and 2) 92 C.D. respectively.Bidders
should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of
bids, a contract similar to the project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained
in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II, Instruction to Bidders.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures
using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules
and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the
Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorship, partnerships or
organizations with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital
stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Bids and Awards
Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways, 2
nd
Negros
Occidental Engineering District, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental and inspect 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 nonrefundable fee for the Bidding
Documents in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (P25,000.00).
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and at the website of the Procuring
Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later than
the submission of their bids.
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and
Highways, 2
nd
Negros Occidental Engineering District, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 29, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at Department of
Public Works and Highways, 2
nd
NOED, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, which
shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding
Documents.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 9, 2012
until 9:00 A.M. and to be opened at 2:00 P.M. of the same day at Bids and Awards
Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways, 2
nd
NOED,
Binalbagan, Negros Occidental. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in
any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in Clause 18.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose
to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and
Highways, 2
nd
Negros Occidental Engineering District, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
reserves the right to accept or deny any bid, to annul bidding process, and to reject
all bids at any time prior to contract award without thereby incurring any liability to the
affected bidder or bidders.
For further information, refer to:
ARNULFO A. BERNAJE JEAN G. JUMUAD
Head, BAC TWG Head, BAC-Secretariat
DPWH, 2
nd
NOED DPWH, 2
nd
NOED
Binalbagan, Neg. Occ. Binalbagan, Neg. Occ.
Tel. No. : 034-3888256 Tel. No.: 034-3888487
(Sgd.) MARJORIE G. DIO
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) RANDOLFO A. MELOSANTOS
OIC-District Engineer
INVITATION TO BID FOR THE
1) 13GL002 - RECONSTRUCTION OF NATIONAL SECONDARY ROAD ALONG
BINALBAGAN-ISABELA ROAD, A. K0065+004-K0065+146, B. 0067+200-
K0067+866, BINALBAGAN, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
2) 13GL003 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE (INTERMITTENT SECTIONS)
ALONG BINALBAGAN-ISABELA ROAD, A. K0062+365-K0062+876; B.
K0065+936-K0066+320; C. K0067+866-K0068+032; D. K0068+342-K0068+426;
E. K0072+000-K0072+695, BINALBAGAN, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
LAGUNA III DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
SAN PABLO CITY
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Laguna III District
Engineering Offce San Pablo City Region IV-A, through its Bids and wards
Committee (BAC), invites contractors to bid for the following contract(s) :
1. Contract ID : 12DP0118
Contract Name : Preventive Maintenance (MFO-1) Daang
Maharlika LZ
Contract Location : Km0075+072.5-K0076+045
Scope of Work : Asphalt Overlay of N/R, L=1.008 km., 9.7m
wide and 0.050m thick
Approved Budget for the Contract : Php8,013,360.00
Contract Duration : 25 c.d
Cost of Bid Document : Php 10,000.00
2. Contract ID : 12DP0119
Contract Name : Widening of Alaminos-San Pablo City Road
including Drainage, San Pablo City Section,
Laguna
Contract Location : Alaminos-San Pablo City Road , San Pablo
City Section
Scope of Work : Widening of National Roads L=0.2875 km,
W=2.5m, and 0.28m thk.
Approved Budget for the Contract : Php8,637,722.43
Contract Duration : 45 c.d
Cost of Bid Document : Php 10,000.00
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised
Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184. Bids received in
excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening of bid.
To bid for the contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase bid
documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH,
(b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or
joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d)
completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of ten(10)
years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line
commitment for at least equal to 10% of the 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-Central Procurement Offce (CPO) before the deadline for the receipt of
LOI. The DPWH Central Procurement Offce (CPO) 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 October 17, 2012 to October 30, 2 012
2. Pre-Bid Conference October 25, 2012
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
From October 17, 2012 to November 6, 2 012
4. Receipt of Bids November 6, 2 012 until 2:00PM
5. Opening of Bids November 6, 2 012 after 2:00PM
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bid Documents at DPWH, Laguna III District
Engineering Offce, BAC Secretariat Offce, Brgy. Del Remedio, San Pablo City
upon payment of a non-refundable fee for bidding Documents. 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
Bidding Documents (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.
Interested contractors are also required to present the originals of their PCAB License
and Contractors Registration Certifcate to the BAC for authentication.
The DPWH, Laguna III District Engineering Offce, San Pablo City reserves the
right to accept or reject any bid , to annul the bidding process any time prior to Contract
award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder or Bidder/s.
Approved:
(Sgd.) JOVEN M. CALABIA
Engineer III
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee

Noted by:
(Sgd.) POL M. DELOS SANTOS
OIC-District Engineer
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
I nvi t at i on t o Bi d
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Region VI Western Visayas
ILOILO CITY DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Fort San Pedro Road, Iloilo City
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works
and Highways, Iloilo City District Engineering Offce, invites Contractors to apply
for eligibility and to bid for the herein Contract:
1. Contract ID: 12GJ0091
Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance, Iloilo-Antique Road
K0003+(-959) TO K0003+(-627)
Contract Location: Iloilo City
Scope of Work: Asphalt Overlay
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): P 5,753,466.56
Contract Duration: 24 CD
Bid Documents: P 10,000.00
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with
the Revised IRR of RA 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be
automatically rejected during the opening of bids.
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 similar contract costing at least
50% of the ABC within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting
Capacity at least equal to the ABC, or a credit line commitment of at least 10%
of the 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 DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt
of LOI.
The DPWH Procurement Offce for Civil Works (POCW) will only process
the contractors application 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: October 17, 2012 to November 6,
2012 @ 9:00 AM
2. Pre-Bid Conference Date: October 25, 2012 @ 10:00 AM
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
Date: October 31, 2012 @ 4:00 PM
4. Receipt of Bid
Deadline: November 7, 2012
Time: 2:00 P.M.
5. Opening of Bids
Date: November 7, 2012
Time: 2:01 P.M.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the Offce
of the BAC-TWG, Iloilo City District Engineering Offce, Fort San Pedro, Iloilo
City, upon payment of a non-refundable fee as indicated above for every project.
Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH Website shall pay
the said fees on or before the submission of their bids. Bids must be accompanied
by a bid security 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 or the eligibility requirements pursuant to Section 23.1 of IRR.
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.
Only the proprietor in case of sole proprietorship or his duly authorized
representative and the duly authorized representatives in case of the corporations
who are stated in their Contractors Registration Certifcate are allowed to submit
letters of intent, purchase and receive bidding documents and to drop bids.
The Head of the Procuring Entity, DPWH-Iloilo City District Engineering
Offce, Iloilo City, reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the
bidding process at any time prior to the contract award, without thereby incurring
any liability to the affected bidder/s.
(Sgd.) FEMA G. GUADALUPE
BAC Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Camarines Sur 3
rd
Engineering District Offce
Caraycayon, Tigaon, Camarines Sur
Tel.#452-3430/3411
INVITATION TO BID
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Camarines Sur 3
rd
Engineering
District, Caraycayon, Tigaon, Camarines Sur, through its Bids and Award Committee,
(BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contract(s):
1. Contract ID# PROJECT ID#12FF0041
Contract Name
Repair/Rehabilitation/Improvement of Pili-Tigaon-
Albay Boundary Road,
Contract Location
K0474+178-K0474+906 & K0476+606-K0476+728
Panagan/Salvacion, Tigaon, Camarines Sur
Scope of Works
Bituminous Tack Coat, Bituminous Concrete
Surface Course (Hot Laid) Pavement Markings
Approved Budget for
Contract (ABC)
Php.9,900,000.00
Contract Duration 15 C.D.
Cost of Tender Documents Php. 10,000.00
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in
accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations,
DPWH-Department Order No. 064 series of 2012 and other Applicable DPWH-
D.O. and Memorandum.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must download the Bid documents
including the plans at the DPWH Website and must pay the non-refundable amount
of state above for tender documents at the cashier of any DPWH Offce on or
before the deadline, and the contractor must meet the following major criteria; (a)
prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino Owned partnership,
corporation, cooperative, or joint venture with PCAB License applicable to the type
and cost of this contract, (c) completion of a similar contract costing at least of 50%
of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at
least equal to ABC or credit line commitment for at least 10% of ABC. The BAC of
the DPWH-Regional Offce No. V will conduct the eligibility checking using the Civil
Works Registry (CWR) system.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their application for registration
to the DPWH -POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of payment
for tender documents. The DPWH-Central Offce will only process contractors
application for registration, with complete requirements, and issued the Contractors
Certifcate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be download at the DPWH
website, www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1.Pre Bid Conference October 23, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M.
2 Receipt of Payment of Bid Documents
(Deadline for Presentation of OR)
November 06, 2012 Until 10:00
A.M.
3. Submission and Opening of Bids November 06, 2012
a) Submission of Bids Until 10:00 A.M.
b.) Opening of Bids @ 2:00 P.M.
This Offce will verify from Accounting Section thru Electronic National
government Accounting System (E-NGAS) the names of contractor who made
payment at the other DPWH-Offce, however, contractor that made payment on other
DPWH may also email their receipt at dpwhcamsur3@yahoo.com / (Telefax 452-
3430) or may present the original receipt at the BAC of this Offce for inclusion to the
list of contractor that will be submitted to the Regional Offce for Eligibility Screening.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished form as specifed
in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst
envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include 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 the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH, Camarines Sur 3
rd
Engineering District Offce, Tigaon, Camarines
Sur, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to annul the bidding process
anytime before Contract Award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
(Sgd.) ALICE B. MAGISTRADO
ENGINEER III
(BAC Chairman)
NOTED:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO S. NIETO
District Engineer

(MST-Oct. 17 2012)
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Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
QUEZON CITY SECOND ENGINEERING DISTRICT
790 EDSA, QUEZON CITY
TEL. NO.: 481-0046 * FAX NO.: 920-2744
A. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Quezon City Second
Engineering District , EDSA, Quezon City, through its Bids and Awards Committee
(BAC), invites contractors to bid for the following contract (s):
1 Contract ID 12-OG-0113
Contract Name Improvement of Drainage System along P. Tuazon
Avenue (20
th
Avenue to Katipunan Avenue)
Contract Location Quezon City
Brief Description Drainage Improvement
Approved Budget f or t he
Contract (ABC)
Php18,714,320.43
Contract Duration 150 c.d.
Cost of Bidding Documents Php10,000.00
2. Contract ID 12-OG-0119
Contract Name Drainage Improvement along President Garcia Avenue
(C-5) Libis to Green Meadows
Contract Location Quezon City
Brief Description Drainage Improvement
Approved Budget f or t he
Contract (ABC)
Php6,751,419.00
Contract Duration 60 c.d.
Cost of Bidding Documents Php10,000.00
3. Contract ID 12-OG-0120
Contract Name Drainage Improvement at Katipunan Avenue (J. Escaler
St. to R. Alvero St.) Brgy. Loyola Heights
Contract Location Quezon City
Brief Description Drainage Improvement
Approved Budget f or t he
Contract (ABC)
Php13,588,107.95
Contract Duration 120 c.d.
Cost of Bidding Documents Php10,000.00
4. Contract ID 12-OG-0121
Contract Name Improvement /Construction of R.C. BOX Culvert
Across Pres. Garcia Avenue (C-5) along Marikina
River Tributary -2
Contract Location Quezon City
Brief Description Construction of RC Box Culvert/Demolition of illegal
Structure, Construction of Concrete Pathwalk and
Cleaning/Dredging of Waterways
Approved Budget f or t he
Contract (ABC)
Php7,375,629.26
Contract Duration 120 c.d.
Cost of Bidding Documents Php10,000.00
5. Contract ID 12-OG-0122
Contract Name Drainage Improvement at Pres. Garcia Avenue (C-5)
Corner Ortigas Avenue, Brgy. Ugong Norte
Contract Location Quezon City
Brief Description Laying of 910mm dia. RCCP; Construction of R.C.
Manholes for 910mm dia. RCCP; Concrete Sidewalk;
Curb and Gutter (Type B, 0.67m) and P.C.C.
Pavement
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC)
Php7,177,113.73
Contract Duration 120 c.d.
Cost of Bidding Documents Php10,000.00
6. Contract ID 12-OG-0123
Contract Name Completion Repair /Rehabilitation and Improvement
of Multi-Purpose Building (Tatalon Health Center), Brgy.
Tatalon, District 4
Contract Location Quezon City
Brief Description Completion and Improvement
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC)
Php8,317,902.57
Contract Duration 120 c.d.
Cost of Bidding Documents Php10,000.00
B. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and
receipts of bids, 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
Document, particularly, in Section II. Instruction to Bidders.
C. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-
discretionary pass/ fail criterion as specifed in the Revised Implementing Rules and
Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA9184), otherwise known as the Government
Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorship, partnerships, or organizations
with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging
to citizens of the Philippines.
D. Contractors/applicant 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 Central Procurement Offce (CPO), 5
th
, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio
Drive, Port Area, Manila from 8:00A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
E. 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.
F. The Quezon City Second Engineering District will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on
October 23, 2012, 2:00P.M. at Quezon City Second Engineering District Conference
Room, which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the
Bidding Documents.
G. Interested bidders may obtain further information from Department of Public Works
and Highways, Central Procurement Offce (CPO) and DPWH-Quezon City Second
Engineering District and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below
from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
H. Bids must be delivered on or before 10:00 A.M., and will be opened at 2:00 P.M.,
November 05, 2012 at Quezon City Second Engineering District, EDSA, Quezon
City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable form and
in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representative who choose to attend
at the aforesaid address. Late bids shall not be accepted.
I. The DPWH-Quezon City Second Engineering District reserves the right to accept
or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to
contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder of bidders.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) ABEL M. MALACA
BAC- Chairman
Noted by:

(Sgd.) RAMON P. DEVANADERA
Offcer-in-Charge
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012) (MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEERING
Zamboanga del Norte 3
rd
Engineering District
Segabe, Pian, Zamboanga del Norte

October 11, 2012
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH, Zamboanga del Norte 3
rd
Engineering District, Segabe, Pinan, Zamboanga del Norte, invites contractors to bid
for the hereunder project, viz:
a. Contract ID : 12JD0010
b. Contract Name : Road Upgradi ng (Gravel to Concrete) Based
Gr avel St r at egi es, Tr af f i c Benchmar k For
Upgradi ng to Paved Road Standard (HDM-4
Project Analysis) Intermittent Sections Pian-
Mutia Road, K1824+( -458) to K1825+232
c. Contract Location : Mutia, Zamboanga del Norte
d. Project Description : Road Rehabilitation w / PCCP)
e. Approved Budget for the Contract: Php 10,048,962.50
f. Duration : sixty one (61) CD
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 bids.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase
bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with
DPWH (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative,
or joint venture (c) with PCAB License applicable to the type and cost of this contract
(d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of the ABC within a period of
10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or Credit
Line Commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary
pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to
the DPWH-POCW Central 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).
Registrations 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 10/12/12 to 10/30/12
2) Pre-Bid Conference 10/19/12 -10:00 am
3) Deadline of receipt of lOI from
Prospective bidders 10/24/12 -10:00 am
4) Receipt of Bids (Tech/Financial Proposals) 10/30/12 -10:00 am
5) Opening of Bids 10/30/12 - 2:00 pm
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDS) at BAC Offce,
DPWH-ZN 3
rd
Engineering District, Segabe, Pian, Zambo. Norte, upon payment of
a non-refundable fee of Php 10,000.00 per set, LOI, free of charge. 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 post-qualifcation.
Pursuant to Section 41 of the Revised IRR of R.A. 9184, the procuring entity
reserves the right to declare a failure of bidding if the funds/allotments for the project
have been withheld or reduced through no fault of its own. For transparency, procuring
entities shall ensure that their bid documents expressly include a reservation clause
on their right to 1) reject bids, 2) declare a failure of Bidding, and 3) not to award the
contract without incurring any liability if the funds/allotments for said project have been
withheld or reduced through no fault of its own.
The DPWH ZN 3
rd
Engineering District reserves the right to accept or reject any
bids, to annul the bidding process prior to contract award, without thereby incurring
any liability to the affected bidder/s.
(Sgd) VERONICO O. MICARANDAYO
Engineer III
OIC-Asst. District Engineer
BAC Chairman
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Region XIII, CARAGA
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Agusan del Sur 2
nd
Engineering District
Karaos, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
The Bids and Award Committee (BAC) of the DPWH Agusan del Sur 2
nd
District
Engineering Offce Karaos, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, through the FY 2013 Regular
Infra, and CY 2012 PDAF Projects, invites contractors to bid for the projects, to wit:
1. Contract ID : 12NC0038
Name of Project : Reconstruction of Critical Section along Cuevas-
Bislig Road km. 1373+645 km. 1373+666.6 & km.
1375+495 Km. 1375+535
Location : Trento, Agusan del Sur
Scope of Work : Rehabilitation/Reconstruction, sheet piling
Approved Budget for Contract (ABC): P9,800.000.00
Duration : 81 Calendar Day
Bid Documents : P10,000.00
2. Contract ID : 12NC0039
Name of Project : Repair/Rehabilitation of Kauswagan-Binucayan Road
Km. 0+111 km. 7+000
Location : Loreto, Agusan del Sur
Scope of Work : Gravelling
Approved Budget for Contract (ABC): P6,860,000.00
Duration : 45 Calendar Day
Bid Documents : P10,000.00
3. Contract ID : 12NC0040
Name of Project : Rehabilitation Tagyago-Comota-La Paz Road km.
1353+120 km. 1359+054.608
Location : La Paz, Agusan del Sur
Scope of Work : Gravelling
Approved Budget for Contract (ABC): P5,880,000.00
Duration : 41 Calendar Day
Bid Documents : P10,000.00
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 rejected outright upon opening of bid.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase bid
documents and must meet the following major criteria (a) prior registration with 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 or above the ABC,
credit line commitment 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 DPWHPOCW 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 - Oct. 17, 2012 to November 8, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference - Oct. 25, 2012 at 10:00 am
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI - Oct. 31, 2012 at 10:00 am
4. Receipt of Bids - Nov. 8, 2012 at 10:00 am
5. Opening of Bids - Nov. 8, 2012 at 10:30 am
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) in the amount of
Twenty Thousand Pesos Only (20,000.00) per contract package at DPWH Agusan del
Sur 2nd District Engineering Offce, Karaos, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur. Prospective
bidders may also download the BDs from DPWH website if available. Prospective bidders
that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before
the submission of their Bids Documents. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be open only
to interested parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must accompanied by a bid
security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective Bidder shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the
BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The First Envelope
shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC.
The Second Envelope shall contain the 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 Agusan del Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, Karaos, San Francisco,
Agusan del Sur reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the
bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the
affected bidders.
APPROVED BY:
(Sgd.) PONCIO D. VENCILAO
OIC-Asst. District Engineer
BAC Chairman
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Offce of the District Engineer
Capiz 1
st
Engineering District
Roxas City
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
The Capiz 1st Engineering District through its Bids and Awards Committee
(BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contract(s):
Contract ID : 12GD0006
Contract Name : Application of Thermoplastic Pavement Markings
along lIoilo-East-Coast Capiz Road
Location : KO. 106+789 - KO. 113+1013.00
Brief Description : Refectorized Thermoplastic Pavement Markings
Approved Budget for the Contract: P 4,928,000.96
Source of Fund :
Duration : 30 Calendar D.ays
Contract ID : 12GD0007
Contract Name : Application of Thermoplastic Pavement Markings
along lIoilo-East-Coast Capiz Road
Location : KO. 116+(-)279 - KO. 122+925
Brief Description : Refectorized Thermoplastic Pavement Markings
Approved Budget for the Contract: P 4,928,000.96
Source of Fund :
Duration : 30 Calendar Days
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 two (2) copies of Letter
of Intent (LOI), purchase bid documents and must meet the following major
criteria: (a) pri6r registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen of 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 25% of ABC within a period of 5 years, and (e) Net Financial
Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least
equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the
eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration to the DPWH-POCW Central 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:
BAC Activities Schedule
1 Issuance of Bidding Documents October 17 to November 6, 2012
2 Pre-Bid Conference October 26, 2012, @ 10:00 a.m.
3 Receipt of Bids November 6, 2012 @ 9:00 am.
4 Opening of Bids November 6, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.
5 Deadline of LOI October 31, 20 12 @ 3:00 p.m.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at Capiz 1st
Engineering District, Km. 1 Roxas City, upon payment of a non-refundable fee
of P 5,000.00 for Bidding Documents per project. Prospective bidders may also
download the BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective bidders
that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on
or before the submission of their bids Documents. Bids must be accompanied
by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2
of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as 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
the 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.
Caplz Ist Engineering District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before the Contract Award without
incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
(Sgd.) CORAZON A. PERLA
Administrative Offcer III
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) SANNY BOY O. OROPEL, CESE
District Engineer
InvItatIon to BId
For the Contract for the Supply of 5000 sets Cable with Compression
Eye, Fitting, Thimble and Connector under PR No. RS1-0912-287
and ITB No. 1210-314-01
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
Schedule of Activities:
Pre-bid Conference - October 24, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M.
Cafeteria, LRTA Line 2-Depot,
Santolan, Pasig City
Submission and Opening of Bids - November 7, 2012 @ 9:00 A.M.
Cafeteria, LRTA Line 2-Depot,
Santolan, Pasig City
Technical Specifcations:
5000 sets Cable with Compression Eye, Fitting, Thimble and Connector or its equivalent
Parts/Materials:
Compression Eye:
Material : Copper
Hardness : 833HRB
Cable:
Diameter of cable : 5mm
Diameter of each strand : 0.5mm
Number of strand : 49
Length of Cable :1.5 meters
Inside diameter of compression eye : 11mm
Material : Cu-Sn / Cu-Mg or its equivalent
Thimble:
Material : Copper
Hardness : 833HRB
Connector:
Material : Copper Alloy
Gripping Load Strength (Compression eye to cable) : 1140 lbs./5071 N
Note: Technical drawing is included in the bidding documents.
The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), through its Corporate Budget for the Calendar Year 2012, intends
to apply the sum of EIGHTEEN MILLION PESOS ONLY (Php18,000,000.00) being the Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC) to payments under the afore-mentioned contract. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall
be automatically rejected at bid opening. The Contract period is six (6) months upon receipt of Purchase
Order, partial delivery is accepted.
LRTA now invites bids from Prospective/Interested Bidders with the following details:
Description
Approved Budget
for the Contract
Bid Security:
Cash/CC-MC
Bank draft/
guarantee or ILC
(2%)*
Security:
Surety bond
(5%)*
Cost of Bid
Documents
Supply of 5000 sets
Cable with Compression
Eye, Fitting, Thimble and
Connector
Php18,000,000.00 Php360,000.00 Php900,000.00 Php16,500.00
*Only those issued by universal or commercial banks
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary pass/fail
criterion as specifed in the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (R-IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184,
otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty
percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders commencing on 17 October
2012 until not later than the deadline for the submission and receipt of bids at the address below and
upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Php16,500.00 only.
Pre Bid Conference shall be open to all interested Bidders. Bidders who have not purchase the Bidding
Documents shall be allowed to participate and may raise their queries or clarifcations therein. However,
only those who have purchased the Bidding Documents shall be allowed to raise or submit written queries/
clarifcations after the Pre Bid Conference.
Submission and Opening of Bids will publicly be opened in the presence of the Bidders authorized
representatives who choose to attend. Late bids shall not be accepted. All Bids must be accompanied by
a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in the Instructions to Bidders and the
Bid Data Sheet.
LRTA reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, 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:
Mr. Eduardo A. Abiva
Head, BAC Secretariat
Administration Bldg., LRTA Cmpd., Aurora Blvd. Tramo, Pasay City
Tel. No. 853-0041 50 loc. 8314
Email Address: bacsec_LRTA@yahoo.com
Facsimile No. 551-5946
(Sgd.) Mr. LUTGARDO C. NAVARRO
Chairman - Bids & Awards Committee
InvItatIon to BId for the Supply, delIvery and InStallatIon of one (1) lot Brand new
led vIdeo wall for CaSIno fIlIpIno - pavIlIon
ItB no. 08-30-2012pav
Phi l i ppi ne Amusement & Gami ng Corporati on
A Sure Bet for Progress in Gaming, Entertainment and Nation Building
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is inviting all interested bidders in
its forthcoming public bidding for the Supply, Delivery and Installation of One (1) Lot Brand New LED
Video Wall for Casino Filipino - Pavilion.
Approved Budget: Two Million Five Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (PhP 2,525,000.00),
VAT Exclusive, Zero Rated Transaction
Delivery Schedule: Fifteen (15) calendar days from the effectivity period specifed in the Notice
to Proceed
Source of Fund: Internally Funded
This bidding is open to all suppliers; provided that the winning bidder should be registered with
PAGCOR prior to award of contract. Unregistered suppliers must register at the Suppliers Registration
& Evaluation Section (SRES), Procurement Department (PD), 2nd Floor PAGCOR House, 1330 Roxas
Blvd., Ermita, Manila, Tel. No. 526-0573.
Bidders should have completed, within the last three (3) years before the date of submission and
receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in
the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted
through open competitive bidding procedure using a non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed
in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as
the Government Procurement Reform Act. Post qualifcation of the lowest calculated bid shall be
conducted.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least
sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to
citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to
Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA 5183 and subject to Commonwealth Act 138.
All particulars relative to the Pre-Bid Conference, Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualifcation and Award
of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its Implementing Rules
and Regulation (IRR).
The schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
Activities Schedule
1. Issuance of the Bid Documents Oct. 17, 2012 (Wed) to Nov. 5, 2012 (Mon)
2. Pre-Bid Conference Oct. 23, 2012 (Tue) (1:30 pm)
3. Deadline for the Submission and Receipt of Bids Nov. 5, 2012 (Mon) (1:30 pm)
4. Opening and Preliminary Examination of Bids Nov. 5, 2012 (Mon) (1:30 pm onwards)
Complete details of the project are indicated in the bid documents which will be available to prospective
bidders at the BBAC Secretariat Branch Procurement Section, Casino Filipino-Pavilion, upon payment
of a non-refundable bidding fee of THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY FIVE PESOS
(PhP 3,535.00). Prospective bidders may download the bid documents, free of charge, from the
website of the PHILGEPS: www.philgeps.net and the PAGCOR Website: www.pagcor.ph and may
be allowed to submit bids provided that bidders pay the non-refundable bidding fee not later than
the date of submission of bids. The Pre-bid Conference is open to all interested bidders; however,
only those bidders who have purchased the Bidding Documents and presented the PAGCOR
Offcial Receipt as proof of payment, may participate in the discussion at the said conference
or submit written queries or clarifcations. Prospective bidders should present to Finance Section
at the 5
th
Floor of Casino Filipino-Pavilion, Manila Pavilion Hotel, U. N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila either
the Bidding Fee Slip which may be secured from the PPS or a copy of this ITB in effecting payment
for the Bidding Documents. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable
forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.
PAGCOR assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify bidders for any expenses
incurred in the preparation of their bids.
PAGCOR reserves the right to accept or reject any Bid, and to annul the bidding process and reject
all Bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected
bidder or bidders.
Please address all communications to Mr. Arturo Joel T. Gonzalez IV, BBAC Chairperson, Casino
Filipino-Pavilion, Manila Pavilion Hotel, U. N. Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Tel No.: 523-3635.
(SGD) ARTURO JOEL T. GONZALEZ IV
Chairperson, BBAC
Casino Filipino - Pavilion
Fo r f a s t a d r e s u l t s ,
p l e a s e c a l l
5 2 7 - 8 3 - 5 1 t o 5 5
l o c a l s 2 2 7-228
Manila Offce
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News
ManilaStandardToday mst.daydesk@gmail.com OCTOBER 17, 2012 WEDNESDAY
A8
Court afrms Sereno order
Makati tax
collection
hits P8.93b
Mandaluyong is most child-friendly city
Politics mars
public safety
in barangays
Koreans help build IT classroom
By Ferdinand Fabella
MAKATI City remained one of the richest cities in
the country with a total revenue of P9.38 billion from
January to September this year, ve percent higher
compared to its P8.93 billion collections last year.
Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, Jr. said
collections from business taxes amounted to P4.85
billion and real property tax, P3.26 billion. For 26 years
straight, the city has enjoyed a decit-free status.
We are proud to note that Makati remains the
countrys richest local government unit in terms of
income from local sources and on a per capita basis.
It is also worth noting that our share from the Internal
Revenue Allotment or IRA makes up a mere ve
percent of our total collections, down by 17 percent
compared to September last year, Binay said.
Binay pointed out that while larger cities in Metro
Manila enjoy a bigger share of the IRA, Makati only
relied on business and realty tax collections. Makatis
IRA share as of September amounted to P487,658,688.
The mayor attributed the revenue increase to the
increased transparency and efciency in the city
governments systems and processes achieved through
harnessing information technology.
We are evidently on the right track in this vital
area of governance, as Makati recently passed the
criteria for Silver Seal of Good Housekeeping by the
Department of the Interior and Local Government and
won the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award at the regional
level, Binay said.
The DILG has set stringent requirements for the
recognition, including compliance witl the Full
Disclosure Policy and having no adverse reports
from the Commission on Audit, compliance with the
Anti-Red Tape Act, a Comprehensive Development
Plan, and above-benchmark performance in the Local
Governance Performance Management System.
According to Binay, the 14 satellite tax payment
centers in the barangays continue to make tax payment
convenient for real property owners in the city, while
new businesses get to operate right away with the
issuance of a 90-day business permit that gives them
enough time to fully comply with all requirements.
Aside from revenue sourced from business and realty
taxes, the city also collected a total of P519 million
from miscellaneous fees and charges, P154 million
from its economic enterprises, and P100 million from
interest income.
As of 2011, Makati had registered a total of 58,920
business enterprises, which are engaged in wholesale
and retail sales, services, real estate, nancial services,
export and import, and manufacturing.
Increasing hunger. After a report from the International Food Policy Research Institute that hunger in the Philippines has increased this year, Japanese and
Korean organizations held a feeding program in Tondo, Manila on Tuesday in commemoration of World Food Day. DANNY PATA
Bus accident again. Commuters help each other out of the Nova bus (TWR-949) that crashed at the center
island near the corner of Epifanio delos Santos and East Avenues in Quezon City before noon Tuesday. At least 18
people were injured after the bus crashed while trying to overtake another vehicle. MANNY PALMERO
By Rey E. Requejo and Rio N. Araja
THE Supreme Court afrmed on Tuesday
the temporary restraining order issued by
Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno stopping
the Commission on Elections from
unseating incumbent Imus City Mayor
Emmanuel Maliksi, a known political ally
of President Aquino.
At the same time, the mayors
father, Cavite Rep. Erineo
Ayong Maliksi, led charges
of malicious prosecution and
perjury with the Quezon City
prosecutors ofce against
ve individuals who accused
him of graft in a P500-million
relocation project.
This developed as Sereno
denied allegations that she
issued the TRO last week at
the behest of the leaders of the
ruling Liberal Party, headed by
Mr. Aquino.
There is no truth at all
to allegations that the Chief
Justice acted on her own and
was inuenced by political
pressure in issuing the TRO,
Sereno said, in a statement
issued through lawyer Ma.
Victoria Gleoresty Guerra,
chief of high courts Public
Information Ofce.
Guerra made the clarification
apparently to debunk
insinuations made by the camp
of proclaimed Mayor Homer
Saquilayan, who said there
is a political hand in the
order, referring to the alleged
influence of the Liberal Party
of which both Maliksis are
members.
We are also saddened
that the Supreme Court has
stopped the implementation
of the decision of the Comelec
which, as an independent
Constitutional body, bears
a heavy presumption of
regularity in its decisions, on
a matter that pertains to the
peculiar competence of the
Comelec, that is, the right
of the people to choose their
own leaders, Saquilayans
lawyers Charles Mercado and
Ferdinand Topacio said in a
statement.
Meanwhile, Congressman
Maliksi, who was also former
governor of Cavite led the
complaint against Flordeliza
Fajardo, Rolando Gordola Jr.,
Noligie Gonzales, Flordeliza
Gordola and Jovelyn Salazar.
Fajardos group questioned
before the Ombudsman last
Sept. 17 the P500-million
housing relocation project
of the former governor for
2,000 families affected by the
extension project of the Light
Rail Transit Authority from
Baclaran, Paranaque City to
Bacoor, Cavite in 2008.
They said the P500-million
budget was just spent for the
construction of 180 housing
units, and that the relocation
project was never completed
during Maliksis term as
governor.
Their graft suit was
politically motivated. It was
led after my pronouncement
that I am running for governor
in 2013, Maliksi said.
By Gigi Muoz-David
MANDALUYONG has agan been named Metro
Manilas most-child friendly city for the second
consecutive year and is now vying for the same
recognition at the national level.
Mayor Benjamin Abalos Jr. and wife Carmelita
received the award from the Council for the Welfare
of Children, represented by Department of Social
Welfare and Development assistant director Delia
Bawan and lawyer Grace Agcaoilo of the United
Nations Childrens Fund.
Mandaluyong rst won the award last year for
its outstanding services and commitment to uphold
childrens welfare through sustained programs and
developmental practices, particularly in the areas
of health & nutrition, education, protection, social
welfare and youth participation.
Abalos, who is seeking reelection to his last term,
said the local government will continuously ensure
that effective innovative programs for children are
implemented.
Ongoing programs in the city include
breastfeeding for babies, curative health care for
women and babies, therapy education for differently-
abled children; children-community participation;
rehabilitation for juvenile delinquents; special
programs for gifted children; and free medical
assistance for children with infectious diseases.
The city government, through the Local Council
for the Protection of Children, conducted a study
among schoolchildren aged 10 to 14 with the aim
of determining the prevalence scoliosis among the
citys children.
The test results showed that 11 of 60 students
who underwent conrmatory x-ray examinations
were found positive for scoliosis, with one student
having severe curvature.
The Mandaluyong City Medical Center provided
the facility for x-ray tests of the students, while
LCPC will take charge of the documentation of all
procedures and their respective results.
By Gigi Muoz-David
ONLY two weeks into his tour as Caloocan
City police chief, Senior Supt. Rimas
Calixto came under re after Caloocan
Rep. Oscar Malapitan questioned why
no policemen were detailed in barangays
whose village chiefs are running under
the local ticket of the United Nationalist
Alliance.
Malapitan demanded that Calixto
explain why there were no policmen
detailed in Barangays 33, 54, 68, 80, 116
and 137 despite the increasing incidents
of crimes in the city.
The congressman said his constituents
suspect that the absence of policemen in
the barangays had something to do with
the fact that their chairmen were running
for city councilors under the UNA slate.
For instance, barangay chairman
Aurora Henson Jr., daughter of former
congresswoman Aurora Henson, said the
police headquarters in her jurisdiction,
but no policeman was assigned to the
village hall despite the number of schools
and establishments.
Henson said Barangay 80 has six
schools University of the East, AMA-
Caloocan, Divine Mercy College,
University of Caloocan City, Instituto de
Sto. Nino, Adventist Elementary School;
three banks -- Banco de Oro, Metrobank
and Philippine Business Bank and one
convenience store.
There are at least 50 business
establishments, including computer shops,
fast-food and variety stores, in her village
but all she could do was to borrow a
policeman assigned to nearby Barangay 73.
THE Paraaque National High
School has been chosen to
become the pilot school for the
development of an information
and communication technology-
based classroom with the help of
the Korean Ministry of Education,
Science and Technology.
Education Secretary Armin
Luistro said the ICT-based pilot
school project is part of the
departments thrust to prime our
students for 21st century education.
This is the Information Age and
the better we are ICT-equipped,
the better we can prepare our
students for the future.
The agreement allows the
Korean education ministry to
remodel the PNHS classroom
to meet ICT requirements and
augment it with teaching materials
support and relevant training for
the teachers and students.
Also included is the
curriculum design, contents
for teaching-learning ICT and
other ICT management system,
Luistro added.
The material resources support
to be provided by MEST include
personal computers, web server,
digital lecterns, electronic
blackboards and other web-based
equipment. DepEd, for its part,
will provide the teachers, rooms,
electrical power and internet
access.
The agreement has a validity of
three years and may be extended
upon mutual consent.
The parties may also expand
the program to develop other
ICT-based classrooms in primary
and secondary schools.
Meanwhile, technical-vocational
students in the province of Rizal
now have a new classroom-on-
wheels. The Mobile Training Bus
Plus of the Technical Education
and Skills Development Authority
headed to Rizal province to
conduct skills training programs to
interested students. Gigi M. David
New campaign vs visa xers
THE United States Embassy on Tuesday said it will intensify its
campaign against visa application scammers as they kicked off a
new campaign against visa xers.
The embassys Consular Fraud Prevention Unit encouraged
all Filipinos to be honest with their visa applications and during
interviews and warned them against employing xers who charge
unreasonable and illegal fees.
The embassy warned that scammers usually target aspiring
temporary workers, tourists, and students who are made to believe
false concepts and formulas that will assure the approval of a
visa application.
The embassy launched the campaign Walang Sikreto (No
Secrets) urging Filipino applicants to be aware of fraud by
seeking more information and reporting suspected fraud.
Its messages point the public to the ofcial embassy website
as the only leigitimate source information they need, the
statement said.
The campaign will also air on radio stations across Metro
Manila and other areas of the country. Sara Fabunan
Lim destroys pirated discs
MANILA Mayor Alfredo S. Lim on Tuesday led the destruction
of 30,000 pirated video discs and 28 video machines at the
Bonifacio Shrine in Manila as part of the mayors citywide
campaign to eliminate piracy.
In line with the on-going campaign against criminality. the
Manila City Hall Action Task Force coordinated with other
agencies for the seizure of the VK machines and pirated video
discs from vendors on city streets, sidewalks and even stalls
inside buildings. Macon Ramos-Araneta
Cop, engineer nabbed for drugs
A POLICEMAN and an engineer were arrested by operatives
of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency during a buy-bust
operation in Cagayan.
PDEA identied the police ofcer as Juanito Peralta of
Cabugao Police Station and the engineer as Sonny Butel who
works as a planning ofcer in Flora, Apayao in Cagayan.
According to the PDEA chief, Peralta and Butel conspired to
sell one plastic sachet of shabu to a PDEA undercover agent in
Barangay Aviento, Gattaran.
Aside from the illegal drugs, also seized from the two were
one unit of Racal motorcycle, three mobile phones and the
P6,000 marked money used in the transaction.
On the same day, a separate buy-bust operation conducted by PDEA
operatives in Dupax del Norte, Nueva Vizcaya resulted in the arrest of
Moisel Louie Castro and Alfred dela Cruz. Jonathan Fernandez
LOCAL-BRED 2YO
shone in the two Phil-
ippine Charity Sweep-
stakes Ofce anniver-
sary races held last
weekend at the Philip-
pine Racing Clubs Santa Ana Park, as part of the agencys sup-
port of Philippine thoroughbred breeding.
Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abaloss colt Bumpy Ride
outclassed his eight opponents in the 1,200-meter PCSO An-
niversary Race, posting a seven-length win with regular Abalos
stable rider Kelvin Abobo in the saddle.
The duo outlasted second pick Angel of Mine, the frontrun-
ner for most of the race. Guided by Pat Dilema, the Kenneth
Causon-owned Angel of Mine did not nish in the money.
Sent off as the outstanding favorite, Bumpy Ride turned in a
time of 24-23-24 for a total 1:14.4.
Antonio de Ubagos Mrs. Teapot placed second, Jade Broth-
ers Farms Pocket Power in third and lawyer Sixto Esquivias
IVs Niagara Boogie fourth.
Top favorite Leonidez Might dominated the 1,200 meter
PCSO Anniversary Race last Oct. 14, Sunday, winning by 1-1/4
lengths over ve others.
The Rene Virata-owned lly guided by Mark Alvarez and
trained by Nestor Manalang clocked 1:16.2 for the distance,
with splits of 25-24-27.2.
Lawyer Narciso Moraless Tarzan came in second, followed
by lawmaker Jeci Lapuss Minotaur in third, and Manny San-
toss Mi Esperanza fourth.
PCSO has two more Anniversary Races, slated to be held
at the Manila Jockey Clubs San Lazaro Leisure Park, on
Oct. 21, Sunday.
The 3YO Open Regular will be a charity race, with the ben-
eciary still to be conrmed as of presstime. The 1,400-me-
ter race attracted six llies: Leonora Pasions Seni Seviyorum,
handicap weight 52 kgs. (with jockey Red de Leon); Edgardo
Mailums Quakers Hill, 52 kgs. (John Alvin Guce); Wilbert
Tans Pinay Beauty, 53 kgs. (Alvarez); Moraless Machine Gun
Mama, 54 kgs. (Pat Dilema); Doroteo Pangilinans Madam
Theresa, 54 kgs. (Jeffril Zarate); and Antonio Tan Jr.s Pugad
Lawin, 58 kgs. (Jesse Guce).
On the same day, the mile Anniversary Open will feature
ve colts: Esquiviass Arvin Dugo, 55 kgs. (Jeffrey Bacaycay);
Emmanuel King Jr.s Hi Money, 53 kgs. (Pat Dilema); Divina
Dys Pleasantly Perfect, 52 kgs. (Jonathan Hernandez); Ruben
Dimacuhas Si Seor, 57 kgs. (Zarate); and Esguerras Purple
Ribbon, 52 kgs. (Val Dilema).
This race will also be a charity race, with the beneciary to be
the Philippine Sportswriters Association.
The current PSA ofcers are: Rey Bancod, president; Jun
Lomibao, rst vice-president; Riera Mallari, second vice-pres-
ident; Teddyvic Melendres, treasurer; Gerry Ramos, secretary;
Fred Nasiad, auditor; Joe Antonio, chairman of the Ways and
Means Committee; Ding Marcelo, chairman of the Board of Di-
rectors; Lito Tacujan, vice-chairman; and Jimmy Cantor, Aldrin
Cardona, Recah Trinidad, Ernie Gonzales, Al Mendoza, Dennis
Iigo, and May Ochoa.
Philippine thoroughbred breeding is a component of agri-
cultural development, hence the PCSOs continued partnership
with the sport that used to be a vital and integral part of the
traditional sweepstakes draws.
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Gogirl Racing/Gogirl Cafe, Twitter: @gogirlracing
OCTOBER 17, 2012 WEDNESDAY
A9 Sports Riera U. Mallari, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
sports_mstandard@yahoo.com
So, coach Avery Johnson sent
All-Star point guard Deron Wil-
liams back on the oor with
about 3 1/2 minutes left to help
the Nets close out a 98-88 vic-
tory over the Washington Wiz-
ards on Monday night in the rst
basketball game at the Barclays
Center.
Most starters, certainly players
of Williams caliber, would be on
the bench for good by that stage
of a preseason game. But Johnson
wanted the victory, even catching
Williams off guard when he told
the Olympian to go back in.
I just thought it was important,
Johnson said. I thought it was nice
that our fans would go home with a
good feeling about our team.
Brook Lopez had 18 points
and 11 rebounds for the Nets,
who left New Jersey after last
season for a new $1 billion home
in Brooklyn. They were greeted
by 14,219 fans on the night they
became Brooklyns rst major
pro sports team since the Dodg-
ers left for Los Angeles in 1957.
With the Nets leading by six,
Williams fed Gerald Wallace for
a basket about 30 seconds after
returning, and exchanged words
and technical fouls with Wizards
reserve A.J. Price after Price
fouled him with 56.5 seconds re-
maining. The two jawed a couple
of times over the nal minutes.
Williams said Price, from
Long Island, kept saying that he
was home.
Its my home now, Wil-
liams said. I told him that.
And the Nets couldnt wait to
get here.
Players said they expected
fans would help them create a
tough environment for visiting
Nets wins 1
st
tiff in Brooklyn
NEW YORK Brooklyns back in pro
sports, and the Nets insisted on a trium-
phant return.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
NATIONAL Universitys Bob-
by Ray Parks Jr. kept the Uni-
versity Athletic Association of
the Philippines Most Valuable
Player plum with another ster-
ling all-around performance
in Season 75 and won a brand
new Samsung Galaxy Note II,
making him the rst owner
of the soon-to-be-launched
smartphone.
Parks, son of former Philip-
pine Basketball Association
seven-time Best Import and Hall
of Famer Bobby Parks, piled
up 77.2857 statistical points to
clinch the coveted individual
crown, while leading the Bull-
dogs to the Final Four.
Its a great honor to be cho-
sen once again as the MVP for
this season. Id also like to thank
Samsung for awarding me with
the very rst Galaxy Note II,
said Parks.
With the new smartphone,
Parks can now multitask and
be extra productive on and off
the court. The Samsung Galaxy
Note II, in Ceramic White or Ti-
tanium Gray color options, will
be launched Saturday at the SM
Mall of Asia.
Parks, also a member of the
Mythical team and who is re-
portedly being eyed by two
NBA teams, said making it to
the UAAP nals next season
will be his next goal.
With Parks strong impact on
the court and his active lifestyle,
only a powerful smartphone can
match his powerful perform-
ance. With sharing and multi-
tasking capabilities, the Galaxy
Note II comes with the latest
hardware technologies.
Running on a mighty 1.6GHz
Quad-Core processor and HSPA
Plus connectivity delivers easy
multitasking, lightning-fast
screen transitions, powerful
browser performance and mini-
mal app load time.
The Galaxy Note II is pow-
ered by Android 4.1, Jelly Bean
OS, bringing stunning graphi-
cal capabilities and an upgraded
Google Now service, including
new features such as contextual
search to the Galaxy Note II.
The phone comes with 16GB
internal memory and a microSD
slot (up to 32GB).
With the new 3,100mAh bat-
tery, Parks can discover infor-
mation faster, capture ideas, and
express them in a more organ-
ized and efcient manner while
on the go.
Parks gets MVP crown
JENNY
ORTUOSTE
THE HOARSE WHISPERER
Juveniles shine
in PCSO races
teams, but even opponents will
probably enjoy playing here
more than in the often empty
Prudential Center, where the
Nets spent the past two seasons.
I think this city of Brooklyn is
a proud city. They back anything
that comes from their city. They
rep it. They love it. Its their heart.
They show support to it, Wash-
ingtons Trevor Ariza said.
Its fun to play in. The oor
is dope. The arena is dope. Its a
cool place to play.
Andray Blatche scored 16
points, Joe Johnson had 14 and
Williams nished with 11 points
and nine assists for the Nets, 2-0
in the preseason.
Martell Webster scored 18
points and rookie Bradley Beal
added 13 for the Wizards.
The Nets wore their road
black uniforms with the word
Brooklyn across the chest,
designed and unveiled by rap
mogul and team part-owner Jay-
Z in one of his concerts here last
month. AP
TEAMS from Clubsixfty domi-
nated the hoop festival during the
graduation of the second quarter
classes of Coach E Basketball
School recently.
The team won all divisions
Lil Ones, Rookies and All-
Starsas the school feted more
than 100 graduates that completed
an eight-session classes during the
second quarter.
New potential and talented
young players emerged during
the festivity, while several stand-
outs were also awarded. Among
the new promising players who
were feted were Wayne Chad-
wick Go, Shaun Ong, Payton
Yee, Riley Yee, Gabriel Reyes,
Matthew Tan, JD Pagkatipunan,
Marcial Lopez, Quian Doroja.
An award for excellence was
given to Kirby Tan, Ryan Chan,
Elij Canon, Lian Lazo, Joaquin
Barcebal, Javier Adevoso, Jacob
Mercado, Rafael Espanol, and
Gabriel Bahia.
Three players were also recog-
nized for becoming the most out-
standing players in the hoop festi-
valPaolo Adevoso (Clubsixfty,
Lil Ones), Lian Lazo (Rookies,
The Zone) and Adrianne Quinsay
(All-Stars, Clubsixfty).
Clubsixfifty
dominates
Coach E tilt
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Schedule of Activities:
Pre-bid Conference - October 24, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M.
Cafeteria, LRTA Line 2-Depot,
Santolan, Pasig City
Submission and Opening of Bids - November 7, 2012 @ 9:00 A.M.
Cafeteria, LRTA Line 2-Depot,
Santolan, Pasig City
Technical Specifcations:
5000 sets Cable with Compression Eye, Fitting, Thimble and Connector or its equivalent
Parts/Materials:
Compression Eye:
Material : Copper
Hardness : 833HRB
Cable:
Diameter of cable : 5mm
Diameter of each strand : 0.5mm
Number of strand : 49
Length of Cable :1.5 meters
Inside diameter of compression eye : 11mm
Material : Cu-Sn / Cu-Mg or its equivalent
Thimble:
Material : Copper
Hardness : 833HRB
Connector:
Material : Copper Alloy
Gripping Load Strength (Compression eye to cable) : 1140 lbs./5071 N
Note: Technical drawing is included in the bidding documents.
The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), through its Corporate Budget for the Calendar Year 2012, intends
to apply the sum of EIGHTEEN MILLION PESOS ONLY (Php18,000,000.00) being the Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC) to payments under the afore-mentioned contract. Bids received in excess of theABCshall
be automatically rejected at bid opening. The Contract period is six (6) months upon receipt of Purchase
Order, partial delivery is accepted.
LRTA now invites bids from Prospective/Interested Bidders with the following details:
Description
Approved Budget
for the Contract
Bid Security:
Cash/CC-MC
Bank draft/
guarantee or ILC
(2%)*
Security:
Surety bond
(5%)*
Cost of Bid
Documents
Supply of 5000 sets
Cable with Compression
Eye, Fitting, Thimble and
Connector
Php18,000,000.00 Php360,000.00 Php900,000.00 Php16,500.00
*Only those issued by universal or commercial banks
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary pass/fail
criterion as specifed in the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (R-IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184,
otherwise known as the Government Procurement ReformAct.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty
percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders commencing on 17 October
2012 until not later than the deadline for the submission and receipt of bids at the address below and
upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Php16,500.00 only.
Pre Bid Conference shall be open to all interested Bidders. Bidders who have not purchase the Bidding
Documents shall be allowed to participate and may raise their queries or clarifcations therein. However,
only those who have purchased the Bidding Documents shall be allowed to raise or submit written queries/
clarifcations after the Pre Bid Conference.
Submission and Opening of Bids will publicly be opened in the presence of the Bidders authorized
representatives who choose to attend. Late bids shall not be accepted. All Bids must be accompanied by
a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in the Instructions to Bidders and the
Bid Data Sheet.
LRTA reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids, 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:
Mr. Eduardo A. Abiva
Head, BAC Secretariat
Administration Bldg., LRTA Cmpd., Aurora Blvd. Tramo, Pasay City
Tel. No. 853-0041 50 loc. 8314
Email Address: bacsec_LRTA@yahoo.com
Facsimile No. 551-5946
(Sgd.) Mr. LUTGARDO C. NAVARRO
Chairman - Bids & Awards Committee
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Sultan Kudarat 2
nd
District Engineering Offce
Lebak, Sultan Kudarat
I nvI tatI on to BI d
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and
Highways - Sultan Kudarat 2nd District Engineering Offce, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat,
through the CY 2013 Projects invites contractors to bid for the aforementioned
project(s):
1. Contract ID : 12-MH-0077
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.1960+214 Km.1960+345 &
Km.1961+214 Km.1962+000)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php25,729,250.00
Duration : 81 Calendar Days
2. Contract ID : 12-MH-0078
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.2030+794. Km.2030+015)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php34,147,880.00
Duration : 83 Calendar Days
3. Contract ID : 12-MH-0079
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.2015+085.5 Km.2016+975.5)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php46,579,400.00
Duration : 113 Calendar Days
4. Contract ID : 12-MH-0080
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.2019+229 Km.2020+119)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php23,823,200.00
Duration : 80 Calendar Days
5. Contract ID : 12-MH-0081
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.2036+898 Km.2038+518)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php41,651,800.00
Duration : 101 Calendar Days
6. Contract ID : 12-MH-0082
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.1959+120 Km.1960+160)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php17,848,000.00
Duration : 74 Calendar Days
7. Contract ID : 12-MH-0083
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.2006+000 Km.2008+500)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php48,500,000.00
Duration : 118 Calendar Days
8. Contract ID : 12-MH-0084
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.2010+665 Km.2012+965)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php48,500,000.00
Duration : 118 Calendar Days
9. Contract ID : 12-MH-0085
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.2041+619 Km.2043+919)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
DPWH INFRA-07-Standard Advertisement-Revised IRR
ABC : Php48,500,000.00
Duration : 118 Calendar Days
10. Contract ID : 12-MH-0086
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.2023+241 Km.2025+741)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php48,500,000.00
Duration : 118 Calendar Days
11. Contract ID : 12-MH-0087
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on
Gravel Road Strategies, Traffic Benchmark for
upgrading to paved road standard (HDM-4 Project
Analysis)
Contract Location : Awang Upi Lebak Kalamansig Palimbang -
Sarangani Road (Km.2002+815 Km.2002+975)
Scope of Work : RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php4,758,000.00
Duration : 26 Calendar Days
12. Contract ID : 12-MH-0088
Contract Name : Replacement/Rehabilitation/Sttrengthening of
Permanent Bridge
Contract Location : Limulan Bridge along SNA-Lebak-Kalamansig Road
Scope of Work : Bridges-Construction-Concrete
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php18,094,380.00
Duration : 162 Calendar Days
13. Contract ID : 12-MH-0089
Contract Name : Replacement of Temporary to Permanent of Bridge
Contract Location : Sta. Clara Bridge along Sen. Ninoy Aquino-Lebak-
Kalamansig
Scope of Work : Bridges-Construction-Concrete
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php4,200,000.00
Duration : 125 Calendar Days
14. Contract ID : 12-MH-0090
Contract Name : Assets Preservation of National Roads (Preventive
Maintenance)
Contract Location : Marbel-Allah Valley-Cotabato Road (Km. 1775+(-736)
Km. 1775+1002 & Km. 1777+000 Km. 1780+047)
Scope of Work : Roads-Rehabilitation-Asphalt
Source of Fund : Regular Infra CY 2013
ABC : Php44,169,920.00
Duration : 182 Calendar Days
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised
IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected
at the opening of bid.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI),
purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: a) prior
registration with DPWH, b) Filipino Citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership,
corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, c) with PCAB license applicable to the
type and cost of this contract, d) completion of a similar contract costing at least
50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity
at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment 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 application 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). 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 October 13, 2012 to November 15, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference October 31, 2012 @ 9:00 A.M.
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOIs from
prospective bidders
November 8, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M.
4. Receipt of Bids November 15, 2012 @ 1:00 P.M.
5. Opening of Bids November 15, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-Sultan
Kudarat 2
nd
District Engineering Offce (BAC Offce), Lebak, Sultan Kudarat upon
payment of nonrefundable fee of Php20,000.00 for item nos. 1-5, 7-10 & 14,
Php10,000.00 for item nos. 6 & 12, & Php5,000.00 for item nos. 11 & 13 (fee for
BDs). Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH web site, if
available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website
shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids documents. The
Pre Bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased
the BDs. Bids must 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 Bidding Documents (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
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-Sultan Kudarat 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, Lebak, Sultan
Kudarat reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the
bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability to
the affected bidders.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) ELISEO L. OTOC
OIC Assistant District Engineer
BAC Chairman
NOTED:
(Sgd.) WILFREDO G. AGUILAR
OIC-District Engineer
Bobby Ray Parks displays his MVP trophy and the Samsung Galaxy
Note II during awards rites of the UAAP Season 75 mens basketball
championship. With him are Chiqui Torres-Tan (left), corporate
marketing head of Samsung Electronics Phils. Corp., and Samsung
marketing director Benjamin Jimenez.
Sports
OCTOBER 17, 2012
Manila Standard TODAY
WEDNESDAY
A10
Knights, Lions expect series to go full route
By Peter Atencio
THE Letran Knights never ex-
pected to be in the nals of the
88th National Collegiate Ath-
letics Association mens bas-
ketball tournament.
But the return of 67 slot-
man Raymund Almazan from a
seven-game absence two weeks
ago spelled the difference for the
Knights, who will take on the
San Beda College Red Lions in
NCAA nals starting tomorrow.
Nag-jell ang team nung
bumalik si Raymund. Pagkata-
pos noon, we peaked at the right
time, said assistant coach Jus-
tino Pinat during yesterdays
weekly Philippine Sportswrit-
ers Association Forum, pre-
sented by Smart, Shakeys, and
the Philippine Amusement and
Gaming Corporation
When Almazan, who was re-
covering from an injury showed
up last Oct. 6, the Knights were
able to score a 76-58 win over
the Arellano University Chiefs,
allowing them to move in con-
tention for the Final Four seat.
They nished the eliminations
with a 12-6 record as they even-
tually settled for the third seed-
ing after the San Sebastian Stags
beat the top-seeded Red Lions,
69-55, for the no. 2 spot and the
second twice-to-beat incentive
last week.
On the other hand, San Beda
College team manager Jude
Roque said the Red Lions did
not expect to be in the nals ei-
ther this year since most of their
shooters were gone.
But their rst win against the
Chiefs, 71-61, which saw six
rookies playing and nine veter-
ans serving one-game suspen-
sions, boosted the teams con-
dence for the rest of the season.
It was because of our defense
that we managed to win some
of our games. A lot of players
stepped up defensively, said
Roque.
Pinat and Roque believe that
the teams best-of-three champi-
onship duel is expected to go the
distance.
The Red Lions were the rst
to reach the nals after beating
the Perpetual Help Altas, 56-52,
in the rst Final Four encounter.
On the other hand, the Knights
arranged a showdown with the
Red Lions after beating the
Stags, 92-74, last Saturday, and
last Monday with a 73-70 win.
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Perasol, Blue Eagles part ways amicably
BO Perasol has nally ditched his plans to
become the next head coach of ve-peat
champion Ateneo.
Perasol made this clear Monday night
when he met with University president Fr.
Jose Ramon Jett Villarin and sought a re-
lease from his obligations with the team.
Team manager Paolo Trillo conrmed this yes-
terday after receiving word on the discussions.
They have mutually agreed to release
each other from the obligations of a contract
he had with Ateneo, said Trillo.
Because of this, the Blue Eagles may
nd themselves being coached by Sandy
Arespacochaga, who is now the interim
head mentor and remains in the short list
of possible coaches, with multi-titled ju-
nior mentor Jamike Jarin.
Gabby Severino, on the other hand, will
handle the Blue Eagles when they see action
in the Unigames in Dumaguete next week.
Petron coach Olsen Racela was earlier
listed and may be out of the picture as well.
While I am truly grateful for the trust of
Ateneo in me, there was really no doubt in
my mind who my patron and benefactor is,
and that is MVP (Manny V. Pangilinan). I
believe that our mutual agreement to release
each other from our contract is whats best
for all concerned, said Perasol, who added
that he is not considering a coaching job with
another school, like the University of the
Philippines at the moment.
As this developed, Fr. Villarin yesterday
decided to establish a Basketball Endowment
Fund, which will provide for the operations
and advancement of the Mens, Womens and
Juniors basketball programs of Ateneo. The
school announced this in a memo released via
its ofcial website admu.edu.ph.
Trillo added that with Fr. Villarin out of the
country, after having left for the United States
yesterday, no decision is expected on who will
be next head of the Blue Eagles will be.
The school said in an statement released
on its ofcial website that after the de-
parture of main sports donor Mr. Manny V.
Pangilinan (MVP), Fr. Jett said that they
had to reassess the basketball programs
and institute structural changes to offset
this loss. Peter Atencio
sports@manilastandardtoday.com sports_mstandard@yahoo.com Riera U. Mallari, Editor
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TALK N Text (2-0) shoots for the solo lead
when it faces Air21 (1-2) at 7:30 p.m. today
in the 2012 Philippine Basketball Associa-
tion Philippine Cup today at the Mall of Asia
Arena in Pasay City. Before that, another hot
squad in Meralco (2-1), also winner of two
in a row, takes on listless Global Port (0-3)
at 5:15 p.m. Black steered the Texters to a
difcult 108-104 grind over Batang Pier last
Friday, a day after guiding Ateneo to a fth
straight championship. Jeric Lopez
Donaire conrmed what Top
Rank promoter Bob Arum told
Manila Standar d after domi-
nating Japanese southpaw and
WBC champion emeritus Toshi-
aki Nishioka last Saturday at
the Home Depot Center in Car-
son City, California, that a ght
against Arce in a huge stadium
in Mexico City was being talked
about, although there was noth-
ing denite.
Donaire received eight stitches
in his left hand the day after his
skin split open and bled profusely
from the second round onwards
in his battle with Nishioka, whom
he dropped with a perfectly timed
left uppercut in Round 6.
The Filipino, who then blast-
ed him with another cracking
right straight in Round 9, forc-
ing referee Raul Caiz Sr. to call
a halt at 1:54 of the round, indi-
cated he may be ready to ght
Arce in December.
However, Arum has said that
a February or April ght date
appeared more likely since
Donaire would need time for his
injured hand to heal before be-
ginning training again.
WBO president Francisco
Paco Valcarcel described
Donaire as a shining star in
boxing, and added he is a wor-
thy successor to Fighter of the
Decade Manny Pacquiao.
Valcarcel said that the WBO
is proud of Donaire and will
name him the organizations
Fighter of the Year.
Aside from his amazing
speed and power, Valcarcel said
Donaire is a very intelligent,
thinking ghter and predict-
ed that should he move up to
the featherweight division, he
would beat reigning champion
Oscar Salido of Mexico.
June Mar
injured, out
a few days
By Jeric Lopez

PETRON Blazes 610 top
rookie pick June Mar Fajardo
may be out for a while after
being injured in the Boosters
game against sister team San
Mig Coffee on Sunday.
Fajardo, who was very produc-
tive in the game with 16 points, 13
rebounds and three steals, was ac-
cidentally hit by the Mixers Marc
Pingris in his scrotum, forcing him
out of the game.
He (Fajardo) is now in the
hospital after suffering from
scrotal trauma. He got hit in a
sensitive area and yet endured
pain, said San Miguel Corpo-
ration sports ofcial Noli Eala
on his Twitter account.
Eala also explained the possi-
bilities that the injury can bring
to Fajardo and the Boosters.
Best case is he is relieved of
swelling in two to three days.
Worst case is possible surgery
and will be sidelined for three
to four weeks. Hoping for the
best, Eala added.
After checking on Fajardo
yesterday, Eala also shared the
recent update on the slotman.
He is in high spirits right
now. Swelling has gone down
a bit. His status remains day-
to-day, but hes eager to play
on Friday if he can help it.
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
WORLD Boxing Organization super
bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire,
the newly crowned World Boxing Coun-
cil Diamond Belt champion, is willing to
ght Mexican warrior Jorge Arce even in
Mexico as the Filipino Flash continues
his quest to wipe out the contenders in the
122-pound division.
A 32K kayak marathon race starting from the Uacon Cove in Can-
delaria with a turn-around point in Candelaria and back into Uacon
Lake will be one of the highlight events of the three-day Zambales
Multi-Sports Festival set Nov. 9 to 11, with the race serving as the
second leg of the Philippine Kayaking Series.
Outdoor adventure enthusiasts, however, will have a lot of choic-
es in selecting which sport to join as the organizing Zambales prov-
ince, headed by Gov. Jun Ebdane goes all out in welcoming partici-
pants expected to come from different parts of the country .
We are encouraged by the positive response we have been getting
from people, who want to join this multi-sports festival, which will
also include for the rst time our very own Laruk-Laruk Fiesta. This
gives the visitors the opportunity to enjoy not only our natural attrac-
tions, but to appreciate local culture as well, said Gov. Ebdane.
The kayak marathon race, which takes place on the second day
of the festival, will be followed by an 18K relay race featuring an
open-water swim all the way to Potipot Island, a 5K kayak dash to
the boardwalk of Uacon Lake, a 10K trail bike around the lake, and
a 2K beach run, together with an off road trail bike race.
The third day will be a relaxing one for the participants with
a kayaking clinic, a novice race and an eco-touring of kayaking,
bird-watching and mangrove planting, all in cooperation with the
Uacon Cove Resorts and Residents Association.
The Governors Night on Nov. 10 will have folk dancing
competition.
Kayak marathon
highlights festival
Letrans
Kevin Alas
(left) tries
to score
against
San
Sebastian
Colleges
Calvin
Abueva.
LINO
SANTOS
Retro jerseys. Andrew Kentson
Tan, President of JH International
Inc. (left, rst row) shakes hands
with Philippine Basketball
Association Commissioner Chito
Salud, sealing an agreement that
would make Jersey Haven as the
Ofcial Licensee of the PBA Retro
Jerseys. Products will be available
in the market in November. With
them are (from left, second row)
Alvin Kingson Tan, VP JHI, and
Rhose Montreal, Licensing and
Special Projects Manager, PBA.
Follow me. Swiss Nathalie Schneitter
leads the womens race of the 2012
Langkawi International Mountain Bike
Challenge in Langkawi, Malaysia. She is
followed here by Eva Lechner of Italy, Blaza
Klemencic of Slovakia and Lea Davison of
the US. ROMAN PROSPERO
OCTOBER 17, 2012 WEDNESDAY
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Manila Standard TODAY
Ray S. Eano, Editor business@mst.ph
Roderick T. dela Cruz, Assistant Editor; extrastory2000@gmail.com
IN BRIEF
PSE COMPOSITE INDEX
Closing October 16, 2012
OIL
PRICES
TODAY
P575-P705
LPG/11-kg tank
P49.00-P56.57
Unleaded Gasoline
P39.38-P43.99
Diesel
P47.69-P53.00
Kerosene
P27.20-P31.00
Auto LPG
FOREI GN EXCHANGE RATE
Currency Unit US Dollar Peso
United States Dollar 1.000000 41.4960
Japan Yen 0.012713 0.5275
UK Pound 1.607500 66.0748
Hong Kong Dollar 0.129026 5.3541
Switzerland Franc 1.071926 44.4806
Canada Dollar 1.020512 42.3477
Singapore Dollar 0.818733 33.7941
Australia Dollar 1.021972 42.4078
Bahrain Dinar 2.652520 110.0690
Saudi Arabia Rial 0.266667 11.0656
Brunei Dollar 0.815395 33.8356
Indonesia Rupiah 0.000104 0.0043
Thailand Baht 0.032616 1.3534
UAE Dirham 0.272272 11.2982
Euro Euro 1.295300 53.7498
Korea Won 0.000901 0.0374
China Yuan 0.159472 6.6175
India Rupee 0.018863 0.7827
Malaysia Ringgit 0.327225 13.5785
NewZealand Dollar 0.814001 33.7778
Taiwan Dollar 0.034238 1.4207
Source: PDS Bridge
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
PESO-DOLLAR RATE
40
42
44
46
48
P41.330
CLOSE
Closing OCTOBER 16, 2012
5,399.94
16.72
VOLUME 1021.150M
HIGH P41.330 LOW P41.430 AVERAGE P41.378
5200
4460
3720
2980
2240
1500
1200
PH urged to resolve radar row
Factory
output
rises 3.5%
Peso hits new
four-year high
PLDT issues new voting shares
By Lailany P. Gomez
PHILIPPINE Long Distance
Telephone Co. said Tuesday it issued
new voting preferred shares to a
wholly-owned unit to comply with
the Supreme Courts ruling on foreign
ownership limit.
PLDT said in a disclosure to the stock exchange it
executed a subscription agreement with BTF Holdings Inc.
on Oct. 15. BTF Holdings is a wholly-owned subsidiary
of the board of trustees for the account of the PLDT
Benecial Trust Fund.
PLDT said it issued 150 million shares of voting
preferred stock to BTF Holdings at P1 per share, for P150
million. PLDT corporate secretary Lourdes Rausa Chan
said the voting preferred stock would not be listed on the
stock exchange.
Prior to the issuance, PLDT had 218.8 million convertible
preferred shares, of which 126.2 million or 58.4 percent
were held by foreigners.
Section 11, Article 12 of the Constitution provides
that at least 60 percent of the capital of a public utility
company should be owned by Philippine nationals, which
means foreigners may not own more than 40 percent of
the capital.
The Supreme Court on Oct. 9 affirmed a June 28, 2011
decision that the term capital under the Constitution
referred only to shares that are entitled to vote in the
election of directors. This means foreign ownership
should be measured against the number of voting common
shares and not based on total outstanding capital stock,
which includes both common and non-voting preferred
shares.
The court issued the ruling after the late lawyer Wilson
Gamboa questioned the foreign ownership of PLDT.
PLDT conceded that based on the Supreme Courts
denition, at least 58.4 percent of the issued voting common
stock was held by non-Filipino citizens. It said with the
issuance of the voting preferred shares, the percentage of
issued voting share capital of PLDT held by non-Filipinos
would be reduced to 34.5 percent, in compliance with the
constitutional limit of 40 percent.
The PLDT board also approved specic rights, terms
and features of the voting preferred shares, which include
having voting rights at any meeting of stockholders for the
election of directors and all other matters to be voted upon
by the stockholders in any such meetings.
They are also entitled to cumulative dividends at the
rate of 6.5 percent per annum. PLDT said it had the
right to redeem the voting preferred shares, which are not
convertible into shares of common stock.
Holders of these shares will have no pre-emptive right to
subscribe for or purchase any shares, securities or warrants
issued, sold or disposed by PLDT.
The voting preferred shares may only be issued or
transferred to Filipino citizens, a corporation of which 60
percent of the capital stock is held by Filipinos, or a trustee
for pension or other employee retirement benets, where
the trustees are Filipino citizens and at least 60 percent of
the funds accrue to Filipinos.
THE peso rose to a new four- year high Tuesday,
after the government said remittances grew at
the fastest rate in nine months.
The peso gained 0.3 percent to close at
41.33 per dollar Tuesday, the strongest level
since April 1, 2008. It appreciated 6 percent
since the start of 2012, making it the second-
best performer among Asias 10 most-active
currencies excluding the yen.
Reports that the government sealed a new
framework agreement for peace in Mindanao
and the renewed appetite of investors for
emerging markets assets contributed to the
rise of the local currency.
International funds bought $1.9 billion more
local shares than they sold this year, according
to stock exchange data. Remittances, which
account for about a tenth of the gross domestic
product, climbed 7.6 percent to $1.8 billion in
August, central bank data showed.
We continue to see dollar inows from
remittances and growing interest from foreigners
in equities and local money markets, said Lito
Mercado, head of trading at Rizal Commercial
Banking Corp. in Manila. The market is still
guarded on emerging-market prospects because
of global growth concerns.
British bank HSBC said the continued growth
on remittances would provide ample support for
the economy while the ination rate was expected
to settle well within the 3-percent to 5-percent
target. It said the Bangko Sentral has room to
hold rates at 3.75 percent. Anna Leah G. Estrada
By Julito G. Rada
THE European Chamber of Commerce
of the Philippines urged the government
to resolve a contract dispute between the
Transportation Department and a French
company over a new air trafc management
and communications system to assure the
safety of air travelers.
There should be nality on this for
safety and security concerns. The issues that
are pending need to be resolved, ECCP
president Michael Raeuber said on Tuesday
in a press brieng in Makati.
The government of former President
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo auctioned the
Communication, Navigation Surveillance/
Air Trafc Management system project.
The Aquino government, through former
secretary Jose de Jesus, deferred
the awarding of the contract to
the consortium of Sumitomo of
Japan and Thales of France, the
winning bidder.
After consultations with loan
provider Japan International
Cooperation Agency,
Transportation conducted a
review to assure there were
no irregularities in the bidding
processes and the lenders rules
and policies.
The Commission on Audit
objected to the award, saying
the consortium should have
been disqualied because its members earlier
abandoned a maritime distress signal project
in the country. CoA also said the project
duplicated the existing radar system, which
is the Manila Air Trafc Control Center.
The CoA said Transportation Department
should return to the government the P58-
million advance payment it gave to the
consortium, citing the bad track record of
Thales. CoA claimed Thales was the same
company that swindled the Philippines of
some P1 billion from the global maritime
distress signal system project in 1999 that
was funded by a loan from France.
The CNS/ATM is a two-phased project
that aims to replace the obsolete air
traffic and communications systems in the
country. The project cost was placed at
P13.5 billion.
Galoc oil expansion
OTTO Energy Ltd. of Australia plans to drill
ve wells next year to expand its oil and gas
portfolio in the Philippines.
Otto Energy reported in an investor
presentation the wells included two
development ones in the Galoc oil eld in
northwest Palawan.
The company plans to complete the two
wells and install a second production riser.
The Galoc expansion is seen to deliver eight
million in additional reserves and increase
current production to 12,000 barrels a day
from 5,600 barrels today.
Otto Energy holds a 33-percent direct
ownership in the Galoc project through Galoc
Production Co.
Galoc Production owns 59.8 percent of
service contact 14-C. Nido Production Ltd.
holds 22.88 percent; Oriental Petroleum &
Minerals Corp. and Linapacan Oil Gas &
Power Corp., 7.785 percent; The Philodrill
Corp., 7.214 percent; and Forum Energy
Philippines, 2.275 percent.
The Galoc consortium expects rst oil ow
from the drilling of two additional wells by
the rst half of next year.
Alena Mae S. Flores
Lucio Co joins power
SUPERMARKET chain owner Lucio Co
is now expanding into the power sector by
taking a majority stake in San Jose City I
Power Corp., a renewable energy company
that will build a 9.9-megawatt biomass
plant in Tulat Road, San Jose City, Nueva
Ecija.
The project is estimated to cost P1 billion.
SJC IPower chief operating ofcer Edgardo
Alfonso said Union Energy Corp., which is
owned by Co, had taken a 66-percent stake.
Twenty-one rice millers in San Jose City,
Nueva Ecija owns the balance in the biomass
project.
Alfonso said the project, which broke
ground on Monday, would be completed by 20
months from today.
He said aside from the biomass project, SJC
IPower, which is headed by Co as chairman, was
looking at other renewable energy projects.
We are currently working on several
projects including municipal waste to energy
projects, Alfonso said.
Alena Mae S. Flores
NFA earmarks P35.6b
STATE-OWNED National Food Authority is
allotting P35.6 billion for local procurement of
rice and corn from farmers in 2013.
Ludivico Jarina, NFA ofcer-in-charge,
said during a hearing for the Agriculture
Departments 2013 budget, that the government
planned to buy a signicant volume from
farmers next year. NFA this early plans to buy
as much as 1.756 million metric tons of rice
from farmers in 2013.
Our direction now is to procure our
needs from local sources. Eventually, rice
importation will be obsolete as our farmers
continue to strive to efciently produce
staples to attain food security, Jarina told
legislators Tuesday.
The NFA, however, is keeping an import
cap of 100,000 to 150,000 MT of rice for 2013
as suggested by Agriculture.
The Philippines in 2012 bought 500,000 MT
of rice, mostly from Vietnam, as buffer stock
for the lean months of July to September.
Othel V. Campos
By Bernadette Lunas
FACTORY production grew at a
slower pace in August, the National
Statistics Ofce reported Tuesday.
The NSO said in its monthly
integrated survey of selected
industries the volume of production
index increased 3.5 percent in
August from a year ago, slower than
the 3.7-percent growth in July.
The index, however, declined 1
percent in August, following the
0.9-percent drop in July.
The NSO said the 10 major sectors
that posted growth in production in
August were footwear and wearing
apparel, furniture and xtures,
transport equipment, wood and wood
products, publishing and printing,
food manufacturing, textiles,
fabricated metal products, electrical
machinery and other machinery.
Meanwhile, the value of
production index grew 3 percent in
August, higher than the 2.5-percent
increase in July.
TRADI NG SUMMARY
SHARES VALUE
FINANCIAL 14,198,841 772,987,204.51
INDUSTRIAL 1,848,017,970 1,426,937,207.11
HOLDING FIRMS 2,497,757,289 1,975,990,937.38
PROPERTY 236,449,767 676,059,473.59
SERVICES 3,128,796,085 1,966,736,947.80
MINING & OIL 1,780,857,544 336,673,338.56
GRAND TOTAL 9,506,077,496 7,155,385,108.94
FINANCIAL 1,372.60 (up) 13.45
INDUSTRIAL 8,343.21 (up) 32.74
HOLDING FIRMS 4,592.68 (down) 26.26
PROPERTY 2,092.65 (up) 13.67
SERVICES 1,783.99 (up) 15.39
MINING & OIL 20,307.91 (up) 279.05
PSEI 5,399.94 (up) 16.72
All Shares Index 3,589.88 (up) 13.67
Gainers: 118; Losers: 59; Unchanged: 31; Total: 208
Stocks gain; BPI,
Bloomberry climb
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52 Weeks Previous % Net Foreign
High Low STOCKS Close High Low Close Change Volume Trade/Buying
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S
T
FINANCIAL
70.50 46.00 Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. 64.75 65.00 64.65 64.80 0.08 1,971,370 (4,534,936.50)
77.45 50.00 Bank of PI 78.55 80.30 79.00 80.20 2.10 2,973,710 48,079,083.50
595.00 370.00 China Bank 53.50 53.70 53.35 53.50 0.00 81,310 87,684.00
2.20 1.42 BDO Leasing & Fin. Inc. 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 0.00 9,000
23.90 13.80 COL Financial 19.88 19.88 19.64 19.68 (1.01) 56,700 394,000.00
20.70 18.50 Eastwest Bank 22.80 22.90 22.75 22.90 0.44 995,200 91,595.00
22.00 7.95 Filipino Fund Inc. 10.22 10.50 10.50 10.50 2.74 400
0.95 0.62 First Abacus 0.76 0.78 0.71 0.78 2.63 110,000
89.00 50.00 First Metro Inv. 87.80 87.80 87.80 87.80 0.00 40
102.50 60.00 Metrobank 91.80 92.70 92.15 92.55 0.82 1,529,580 (26,997,186.50)
3.06 1.30 Natl Reinsurance Corp. 1.91 1.90 1.89 1.89 (1.05) 325,000
94.50 56.00 Phil Bank of Comm 80.00 74.00 74.00 74.00 (7.50) 100
77.80 41.00 Phil. National Bank 73.00 73.00 72.20 72.95 (0.07) 439,800 13,746,857.00
95.00 69.00 Phil. Savings Bank 87.00 84.30 84.30 84.30 (3.10) 120
500.00 210.00 PSE Inc. 370.00 369.80 366.20 368.20 (0.49) 23,320 4,675,848.00
45.50 29.45 RCBC `A 46.00 46.00 46.00 46.00 0.00 51,000.00 2,051,600.00
155.20 77.00 Security Bank 161.10 167.10 163.00 164.50 2.11 643,140 60,482,969.00
1100.00 879.00 Sun Life Financial 942.00 945.00 943.00 944.00 0.21 90
140.00 58.00 Union Bank 106.80 108.50 106.90 107.00 0.19 50,750 3,096,165.00
2.06 1.43 Vantage Equities 2.26 2.42 2.29 2.42 7.08 3,910,000
INDUSTRIAL
35.50 26.50 Aboitiz Power Corp. 33.40 33.60 33.40 33.45 0.15 1,056,300 13,530,305.00
13.58 8.00 Agrinurture Inc. 8.33 8.50 8.33 8.35 0.24 191,100
1.70 0.97 Alliance Tuna Intl Inc. 1.69 1.74 1.69 1.73 2.37 1,479,000 693,090.00
48.00 25.00 Alphaland Corp. 27.80 27.95 27.80 27.95 0.54 300
1.62 1.08 Alsons Cons. 1.40 1.41 1.40 1.40 0.00 1,280,000 929,600.00
Asiabest Group 20.70 20.90 20.10 20.20 (2.42) 7,700
26.55 12.50 C. Azuc De Tarlac 13.00 13.50 13.50 13.50 3.85 100
2.96 2.12 Calapan Venture 3.02 3.30 3.06 3.30 9.27 74,000
144.00 42.00 Conc. Aggr. `A 62.00 72.00 72.00 72.00 16.13 230
2.75 2.30 Chemrez Technologies Inc. 2.85 2.86 2.84 2.86 0.35 515,000 142,520.00
9.74 7.41 Cirtek Holdings (Chips) 11.92 11.92 11.52 11.92 0.00 48,400
6.41 4.83 Energy Devt. Corp. (EDC) 6.15 6.21 6.10 6.17 0.33 33,232,500 (141,237,181.00)
7.77 2.80 EEI 8.58 8.75 8.60 8.70 1.40 1,916,200 1,605,905.00
3.80 1.00 Euro-Med Lab. 1.85 1.90 1.90 1.90 2.70 1,000
19.40 12.50 First Gen Corp. 20.00 21.30 20.10 20.80 4.00 9,827,600 48,554,990.00
79.30 51.50 First Holdings A 80.00 81.20 80.05 80.70 0.88 1,420,530 (1,638,231.50)
27.00 17.50 Ginebra San Miguel Inc. 17.60 18.00 17.80 17.80 1.14 8,300
0.02 0.0110 Greenergy 0.0210 0.0220 0.0200 0.0200 (4.76) 1,639,300,000 115,500.00
13.10 7.80 Holcim Philippines Inc. 13.10 13.48 13.10 13.30 1.53 571,300 1,426,686.00
6.00 3.80 Integ. Micro-Electronics 4.00 4.19 4.05 4.10 2.50 55,000
2.35 0.61 Ionics Inc 0.650 0.650 0.650 0.650 0.00 20,000
120.00 80.00 Jollibee Foods Corp. 100.00 101.10 99.80 99.90 (0.10) 324,280 (11,961,969.50)
Lafarge Rep 9.45 9.50 9.45 9.46 0.11 5,763,700 11,689,701.00
91.25 25.00 Liberty Flour 43.00 43.00 43.00 43.00 0.00 1,200
8.40 1.04 LMG Chemicals 2.15 2.22 2.09 2.09 (2.79) 749,000
1.90 1.11 Mabuhay Vinyl Corp. 1.50 1.68 1.68 1.68 12.00 501,000
3.20 1.32 Manchester Intl. A 2.52 2.52 2.52 2.52 0.00 14,000
27.45 18.10 Manila Water Co. Inc. 28.90 29.10 28.05 28.60 (1.04) 2,246,600 (18,497,920.00)
6.95 0.75 Mariwasa MFG. Inc. 2.86 2.88 2.88 2.88 0.70 4,000
18.10 8.12 Megawide 16.600 16.600 16.600 16.600 0.00 10,500 (16,600.00)
280.60 215.00 Mla. Elect. Co `A 276.20 285.40 277.00 285.00 3.19 540,420 64,922,778.00
12.20 7.50 Pancake House Inc. 8.20 8.10 8.10 8.10 (1.22) 6,000
3.65 1.96 Pepsi-Cola Products Phil. 4.53 4.92 4.53 4.80 5.96 10,354,000 2,472,360.00
16.00 9.70 Petron Corporation 10.98 11.04 10.96 11.00 0.18 5,990,700 1,683,100.00
14.94 8.05 Phoenix Petroleum Phils. 8.10 8.19 8.05 8.17 0.86 200,200 80,500.00
4.42 1.01 RFM Corporation 4.11 4.20 4.13 4.18 1.70 6,428,000 2,297,390.00
3.90 2.01 Roxas Holdings 2.60 2.52 2.52 2.52 (3.08) 5,000
6.50 2.90 Salcon Power Corp. 5.20 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.77 1,600
34.60 26.50 San Miguel Brewery Inc. 34.10 34.00 34.00 34.00 (0.29) 89,100
129.20 110.20 San Miguel Corp `A 110.00 110.20 109.60 110.00 0.00 387,400 34,298,440.00
2.62 1.25 Seacem 2.51 2.52 2.40 2.50 (0.40) 12,885,000 (5,914,790.00)
2.44 1.73 Splash Corporation 1.86 1.90 1.80 1.81 (2.69) 124,000
0.196 0.112 Swift Foods, Inc. 0.155 0.200 0.156 0.180 16.13 84,020,000 184,060.00
14.66 3.30 Tanduay Holdings 12.00 12.00 11.86 11.98 (0.17) 3,012,600 5,492,156.00
1.41 0.90 Trans-Asia Oil 1.25 1.28 1.24 1.28 2.40 10,377,000 (62,500.00)
69.20 37.00 Universal Robina 71.50 71.95 70.00 70.00 (2.10) 1,389,150 5,144,598.50
5.50 1.05 Victorias Milling 1.20 1.20 1.17 1.19 (0.83) 1,565,000 (1,190.00)
0.77 0.320 Vitarich Corp. 0.940 0.960 0.920 0.920 (2.13) 1,670,000
18.00 2.55 Vivant Corp. 9.80 10.00 8.20 10.00 2.04 16,500
1.22 0.77 Vulcan Indl. 0.91 0.93 0.93 0.93 2.20 260,000
HOLDING FIRMS
1.18 0.65 Abacus Cons. `A 0.70 0.70 0.69 0.70 0.00 9,136,000
59.90 35.50 Aboitiz Equity 48.30 48.50 48.10 48.50 0.41 1,274,400 9,145,315.00
0.019 0.014 Alcorn Gold Res. 0.0960 0.0980 0.0900 0.0930 (3.13) 2,412,490,000 97,820.00
13.70 8.00 Alliance Global Inc. 15.02 15.10 14.96 14.98 (0.27) 14,142,900 (45,577,986.00)
2.60 1.80 Anglo Holdings A 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 0.00 502,000
5.02 3.00 Anscor `A 5.00 5.10 5.01 5.01 0.20 56,800 (91,182.00)
6.98 0.260 Asia Amalgamated A 5.19 5.14 4.95 5.00 (3.66) 552,500 4,590.00
2.98 1.49 ATN Holdings A 1.47 1.46 1.39 1.45 (1.36) 16,000
485.20 272.00 Ayala Corp `A 417.20 420.40 417.20 417.40 0.05 932,460 (163,446,248.00)
64.80 30.50 DMCI Holdings 58.00 57.95 56.40 56.40 (2.76) 1,362,330 (39,893,190.00)
3.68 1.15 F&J Prince B 3.00 2.80 2.80 2.80 (6.67) 9,000
5.20 3.30 Filinvest Dev. Corp. 4.13 4.18 4.12 4.18 1.21 141,000
0.98 0.10 Forum Pacic 0.223 0.225 0.220 0.225 0.90 20,000
556.00 455.40 GT Capital 544.50 554.00 546.50 554.00 1.74 201,960 (30,821,530.00)
5.22 2.94 House of Inv. 5.76 5.92 5.91 5.91 2.60 39,000
36.20 19.00 JG Summit Holdings 34.00 34.10 33.60 33.80 (0.59) 2,439,400 (23,158,330.00)
4.19 2.27 Jolliville Holdings 5.07 5.20 4.96 5.20 2.56 64,000
6.21 4.00 Lopez Holdings Corp. 5.42 5.49 5.35 5.36 (1.11) 12,381,600 (39,835,011.00)
1.54 0.61 Lodestar Invt. Holdg.Corp. 1.24 1.26 1.22 1.25 0.81 2,233,000 67,350.00
0.91 0.300 Mabuhay Holdings `A 0.43 0.50 0.45 0.45 4.65 410,000
3.82 1.800 Marcventures Hldgs., Inc. 2.08 2.12 2.05 2.07 (0.48) 1,462,000
4.65 2.56 Metro Pacic Inv. Corp. 4.11 4.15 4.11 4.14 0.73 15,722,000 (5,389,440.00)
6.24 3.40 Minerales Industrias Corp. 5.00 5.02 4.99 5.01 0.20 30,100
9.66 1.22 MJCI Investments Inc. 5.62 6.01 5.60 6.01 6.94 20,800
0.0770 0.045 Pacica `A 0.0480 0.0510 0.0480 0.0510 6.25 4,400,000 (4,800.00)
2.20 1.20 Prime Media Hldg 1.300 1.380 1.300 1.310 0.77 151,000
0.82 0.44 Prime Orion 0.530 0.520 0.510 0.510 (3.77) 230,000
4.10 1.56 Republic Glass A 2.86 2.90 2.90 2.90 1.40 10,000
0.490 0.285 Sinophil Corp. 0.335 0.325 0.325 0.325 (2.99) 120,000 (6,500.00)
760.00 450.00 SM Investments Inc. 800.00 797.00 786.00 789.50 (1.31) 782,080 (145,942,900.00)
2.71 1.08 Solid Group Inc. 2.00 2.14 2.01 2.02 1.00 370,000 (107,000.00)
1.57 1.14 South China Res. Inc. 1.17 1.16 1.16 1.16 (0.85) 10,000
0.420 0.101 Unioil Res. & Hldgs 0.2600 0.2900 0.2600 0.2650 1.92 9,900,000
0.620 0.082 Wellex Industries 0.3050 0.3100 0.2950 0.3100 1.64 930,000
0.980 0.380 Zeus Holdings 0.395 0.430 0.390 0.410 3.80 5,150,000 42,500.00
P R O P E R T Y
3.34 1.70 A. Brown Co., Inc. 3.05 3.16 3.00 3.15 3.28 1,691,000 (2,143,000.00)
0.83 0.42 Araneta Prop `A 0.510 0.570 0.530 0.570 11.76 38,000
0.195 0.150 Arthaland Corp. 0.173 0.180 0.174 0.180 4.05 1,130,000
24.15 13.36 Ayala Land `B 23.50 23.80 23.50 23.70 0.85 2,787,800 16,573,940.00
5.62 3.08 Belle Corp. `A 5.17 5.30 5.15 5.30 2.51 21,076,800 (1,663,298.00)
9.00 2.26 Cebu Holdings 5.00 4.99 4.94 4.95 (1.00) 158,600 (300,188.00)
2.85 1.35 Century Property 1.47 1.48 1.46 1.48 0.68 11,201,000 2,033,750.00
2.91 1.20 City & Land Dev. 2.55 2.45 2.40 2.45 (3.92) 11,000
1.50 1.05 Cityland Dev. `A 1.08 1.14 1.13 1.14 5.56 68,000
1.11 0.67 Cyber Bay Corp. 0.81 0.84 0.82 0.83 2.47 735,000
0.94 0.54 Empire East Land 0.850 0.850 0.840 0.840 (1.18) 10,420,000 504,000.00
3.80 2.90 Eton Properties 3.70 3.75 3.70 3.75 1.35 106,000
0.310 0.10 Ever Gotesco 0.232 0.260 0.236 0.250 7.76 30,030,000 732,100.00
2.74 1.63 Global-Estate 1.84 1.89 1.85 1.88 2.17 1,380,000 1,036,230.00
1.44 0.98 Filinvest Land,Inc. 1.38 1.39 1.37 1.38 0.00 9,510,000 10,627,330.00
3.80 1.21 Highlands Prime 1.90 1.90 1.85 1.90 0.00 162,000
2.14 0.65 Interport `A 1.38 1.44 1.30 1.40 1.45 4,148,000
2.34 1.51 Megaworld Corp. 2.38 2.44 2.39 2.40 0.84 99,247,000 59,266,120.00
0.36 0.150 MRC Allied Ind. 0.1650 0.1750 0.1640 0.1730 4.85 8,770,000 8,600.00
0.990 0.089 Phil. Estates Corp. 0.6800 0.7000 0.6800 0.6900 1.47 6,250,000 21,760.00
0.67 0.41 Phil. Realty `A 0.450 0.490 0.470 0.470 4.44 1,100,000
19.94 10.00 Robinsons Land `B 19.06 19.40 19.06 19.14 0.42 842,000 5,822,568.00
7.71 2.51 Rockwell 3.34 3.35 3.32 3.32 (0.60) 331,000
8.95 6.00 SM Development `A 6.10 6.13 6.10 6.13 0.49 1,603,700 1,302,973.00
18.20 10.94 SM Prime Holdings 14.26 14.34 14.26 14.28 0.14 7,723,900 (7,818,138.00)
0.91 0.64 Sta. Lucia Land Inc. 0.69 0.69 0.66 0.68 (1.45) 2,048,000
4.55 1.80 Starmalls 3.68 3.70 3.57 3.70 0.54 138,000
0.64 0.45 Suntrust Home Dev. Inc. 0.510 0.510 0.510 0.510 0.00 473,000
4.66 2.60 Vista Land & Lifescapes 4.800 4.810 4.720 4.730 (1.46) 10,260,000 (6,558,440.00)
S E R V I C E S
42.00 24.80 ABS-CBN 31.30 31.30 30.00 30.00 (4.15) 584,200
18.98 1.05 Acesite Hotel 1.32 1.34 1.30 1.31 (0.76) 294,000 (2,640.00)
0.78 0.45 APC Group, Inc. 0.610 0.630 0.610 0.620 1.64 2,211,000
102.80 4.45 Bloomberry 13.80 14.64 13.88 14.42 4.49 14,617,100 22,518,202.00
0.5300 0.1010 Boulevard Holdings 0.1440 0.1460 0.1450 0.1450 0.69 20,500,000 72,500.00
24.00 5.20 Calata Corp. 5.88 5.89 5.75 5.89 0.17 195,100 (21,483.00)
82.50 60.80 Cebu Air Inc. (5J) 57.00 57.00 56.85 57.00 0.00 925,500 (8,156,559.00)
9.70 5.44 DFNN Inc. 5.40 5.40 5.40 5.40 0.00 21,000
1750.00 800.00 FEUI 1010.00 1015.00 1015.00 1015.00 0.50 5
1172.00 11.70 Globalports 16.50 16.30 16.30 16.30 (1.21) 600
1270.00 831.00 Globe Telecom 1126.00 1137.00 1127.00 1127.00 0.09 88,155 2,117,310.00
11.00 6.18 GMA Network Inc. 8.35 8.40 8.32 8.30 (0.60) 65,600
77.00 43.40 I.C.T.S.I. 69.90 71.65 70.00 71.00 1.57 2,598,350 (7,591,602.50)
0.98 0.36 Information Capital Tech. 0.430 0.415 0.415 0.415 (3.49) 150,000 20,750.00
18.40 5.00 Imperial Res. `A 5.00 5.05 5.05 5.05 1.00 200
6.80 4.30 IPeople Inc. `A 7.30 7.30 7.30 7.30 0.00 2,900
4.70 1.75 IP Converge 2.57 3.25 2.63 2.79 8.56 4,392,000 107,500.00
34.50 0.036 IP E-Game Ventures Inc. 0.049 0.062 0.050 0.053 8.16 3,019,600,000 (4,611,100.00)
3.87 1.00 IPVG Corp. 1.06 1.13 1.02 1.02 (3.77) 34,893,000 111,780.00
0.0760 0.042 Island Info 0.0470 0.0480 0.0480 0.0480 2.13 2,000,000
5.1900 2.550 ISM Communications 2.8800 2.8900 2.8000 2.8500 (1.04) 352,000 63,500.00
10.30 5.90 Leisure & Resorts 8.91 8.97 8.71 8.93 0.22 3,966,600 (292,942.00)
3.70 2.60 Liberty Telecom 2.51 2.51 2.50 2.50 (0.40) 39,000
3.96 2.70 Macroasia Corp. 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 0.00 230,000
4.08 1.21 Manila Jockey 2.95 2.95 2.92 2.92 (1.02) 529,000
22.95 13.80 Pacic Online Sys. Corp. 14.16 14.08 14.00 14.08 (0.56) 91,200
8.58 5.35 PAL Holdings Inc. 5.78 5.80 5.73 5.78 0.00 96,100
3.39 1.05 Paxys Inc. 2.77 2.76 2.74 2.74 (1.08) 445,000
10.00 5.00 Phil. Racing Club 9.50 9.41 9.41 9.41 (0.95) 5,000
71.00 18.00 Phil. Seven Corp. 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 0.00 11,100 786,625.00
17.88 12.10 Philweb.Com Inc. 17.02 17.04 16.98 17.04 0.12 537,600 3,907,780.00
2886.00 2096.00 PLDT Common 2690.00 2712.00 2690.00 2708.00 0.67 254,715 (66,108,460.00)
0.39 0.25 PremiereHorizon 0.325 0.315 0.315 0.315 (3.08) 170,000
30.15 10.68 Puregold 30.50 31.70 30.75 31.40 2.95 8,231,900 25,245,075.00
STI Holdings 1.79 1.87 1.67 1.67 (6.70) 2,228,000
4.75 3.30 Touch Solutions 3.93 4.00 4.00 4.00 1.78 30,000
0.79 0.34 Waterfront Phils. 0.445 0.450 0.435 0.450 1.12 1,030,000
MINING & OIL
0.0083 0.0038 Abra Mining 0.0050 0.0055 0.0050 0.0053 6.00 475,000,000 30,800.00
6.20 3.01 Apex `A 4.85 4.70 4.60 4.60 (5.15) 50,000
20.80 14.50 Atlas Cons. `A 17.74 17.94 17.76 17.90 0.90 1,766,000 5,358,020.00
48.00 20.00 Atok-Big Wedge `A 26.70 26.70 26.70 26.70 0.00 300 8,010.00
0.345 0.170 Basic Energy Corp. 0.265 0.275 0.270 0.270 1.89 5,500,000
29.00 19.98 Benguet Corp `A 23.15 23.15 23.00 23.00 (0.65) 6,400
34.00 21.20 Benguet Corp `B 22.90 22.95 22.90 22.95 0.22 3,100
2.23 1.05 Century Peak Metals Hldgs 1.08 1.09 1.06 1.09 0.93 211,000
61.80 6.96 Dizon 20.00 20.95 19.86 19.92 (0.40) 163,400
1.21 0.50 Geograce Res. Phil. Inc. 0.57 0.59 0.58 0.58 1.75 1,676,000
1.81 1.0600 Lepanto `A 1.140 1.190 1.120 1.170 2.63 50,349,000
2.070 1.0900 Lepanto `B 1.210 1.260 1.190 1.210 0.00 20,424,000 1,044,380.00
0.085 0.042 Manila Mining `A 0.0510 0.0580 0.0510 0.0570 11.76 779,210,000
0.840 0.570 Manila Mining `B 0.0510 0.0590 0.0500 0.0570 11.76 239,780,000 (25,820.00)
36.50 15.04 Nickelasia 17.14 17.22 17.12 17.20 0.35 199,000 141,040.00
12.84 2.91 Nihao Mineral Resources 7.06 7.13 6.99 7.01 (0.71) 902,100 (42,000.00)
1.100 0.008 Omico 0.6200 0.6300 0.6300 0.6300 1.61 31,000
8.40 2.99 Oriental Peninsula Res. 4.330 4.470 4.320 4.420 2.08 355,000
0.032 0.014 Oriental Pet. `A 0.0190 0.0200 0.0190 0.0190 0.00 12,000,000
0.033 0.014 Oriental Pet. `B 0.0200 0.0210 0.0200 0.0200 0.00 1,300,000
7.05 5.10 Petroenergy Res. Corp. 5.95 5.95 5.94 5.95 0.00 52,700
28.25 18.40 Philex `A 15.36 15.60 15.32 15.42 0.39 7,264,400 42,591,070.00
48.00 3.00 PhilexPetroleum 25.50 25.80 25.35 25.50 0.00 61,100 180,385.00
0.062 0.017 Philodrill Corp. `A 0.045 0.047 0.046 0.046 2.22 181,300,000 1,343,200.00
257.80 161.10 Semirara Corp. 224.00 226.00 224.00 225.00 0.45 96,570 4,169,104.00
0.029 0.015 United Paragon 0.0150 0.0150 0.0150 0.0150 0.00 2,400,000
PREFERRED
50.00 23.05 ABS-CBN Holdings Corp. 31.00 30.05 29.10 29.35 (5.32) 5,527,900 (137,503,480.00)
580.00 535.00 Ayala Corp. Pref `A 530.00 537.00 535.00 537.00 1.32 310
103.50 100.00 First Gen G 103.50 104.00 104.00 104.00 0.48 1,600
11.02 6.00 GMA Holdings Inc. 8.32 8.35 8.10 8.34 0.24 1,664,000 5,004.00
116.70 108.90 PCOR-Preferred 107.50 107.50 107.40 107.50 0.00 3,800 (21,500.00)
SMC Preferred A 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 0.00 435,480 (12,000,000.00)
80.00 74.50 SMC Preferred B 78.50 80.00 79.80 79.80 1.66 2,000
SMC Preferred C 75.25 75.30 75.20 75.20 (0.07) 68,330
1050.00 1000.00 SMPFC Preferred 1011.00 1013.00 1013.00 1013.00 0.20 750
6.00 0.87 Swift Pref 1.36 1.70 1.49 1.65 21.32 47,000
WARRANTS & BONDS
1.31 0.62 Megaworld Corp. Warrants 1.38 1.40 1.40 1.40 1.45 3,000,000 4,200,000.00
GERRY GERONIMO
THE TRUST GURU
Two notes, one song
THEY gave their keynote addresses on different
days and, by force majeure, even at different times
of their respective speaking days. But they both
sang the same tune and made the same pitch. At
the Philippine Trust Industrys Summit held at the
Hotel Intercontinental in Makati City on Oct. 4 and
5, both the lion regulator Bangko Sentral and the
lamb industry-regulated Bankers Association of the
Philippines, grazed in the landscape of the immedi-
ate future.
Dubbed as Beyond SDA: The Search for the
Next Trust Engine of Growth, the trust industrys
summita rst in the history of the trust banking
in the Philippineswas a concerted attempt on
the part of the major stakeholders to see what lies
ahead in the immediate future, i.e. within the next
ve years, for the ubiquitous unitized investment
trust fund and other collective schemes, the pesky
trust and other duciary accounts-investment man-
agement accounts regulations and the emerging pri-
vate banking sector. What, the summit participants
coming from both the people on top and the people
on the ground ask, must the trust industry do in or-
der to cope up with the demanding times that lie
ahead?
Keynote speaker on the rst day, BSP Deputy
Governor Nestor Nesting Espenilla Jr., began by
pointing out how different the summit was from
previous exercises of the industry. Instead of just
raising one relevant issue after another, the indus-
try, he noted, is now taking on the cudgels of
helping dene a roadmap for the next ve years.
That effort, he maintained, is most laudable and
we [the regulators] welcome it. He assured the
participants that we join this summit with an open
mind.
Nesting immediately dove into a very critical fea-
ture of our time, namely, change. Though change
is permanently with us, as noted even much earlier
by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, he pointed out
that todays global environment reminds us more
than ever that nance is still about balancing risks
and rewards. Large returns cannot be an absolute
success if largeand continuingrisk exposures
had to be taken. Lower risks cannot be also bene-
cial if by doing so we forego accruing gains. This
the trust industry, like others in nance, ought to be
an expert on.
But the trust industrys approach to balancing
risks and rewards ought to be different from those
of others in the nancial markets; its posture is
the detached objectivity of a third party whose
rst and foremost duty is to care about his cli-
ents needs and not his own bottom line. In rec-
ognition of this qualitative difference, the stance
of the enlightened regulator, like the BSP, is to
take every opportunity to reiterate the value of
market conduct and overall governance. The
regulators role is to make sure that the trust in-
dustry not only denes its visions and standards
correctly; but, perhaps more important, executes
its mission properly.
This regulators stance is called for by the phe-
nomenal growth of the trust industry over the re-
cent past: Trust accountabilities totaled P1.23 tril-
lion as of December 2008. By end of 2011, this has
grown to P3.10 trillion. Indeed, trust activity is
a key market for the banking public, outpacing the
mainstream avenues for nancial mobilization.
This growth is obviously a tiger that could benet
from some taming.
Certainly, the object of the taming is not to dwarf
the tiger; but rather, to put it in the service of its cli-
ents, a mission the trust industry had always borne.
But today, Nesting maintains, the pursuit of the
development of the clients interest must be more
holistic, increasing both awareness and capacity
to operate in a market which is itself getting more
complex.
The industrys growth must be a principled
growth. We need to have a clearer understanding,
said Espenilla, of for whom such growth is accru-
ing. Otherwise, he warned, we run the danger
of targeting a limited client base with products that
may be well suited only for todays market situa-
tion and expose the industry to the specter of los-
ing that base when the usual trust banking client
exercises his vote through his wallet should market
conditions reverse. At the end of the day, the real
client of the trust industry is the people, the country
itself as a whole.
For the second day, the keynote address was de-
livered by Security Bank president Alberto Abet
Villarosa in his capacity as president of the Bankers
Association of the Philippines. He, too, reminded
the participants of the need to leverage on the trust
industrys current strengths in order to sustain its
growth and capture new markets. He issued three
challenges.
First, he called on the trust industry to increase
both the depth and breadth of private sector bond
market. The steps taken by the government to
broaden its market, through the upcoming unica-
tion of tax exempt and taxpaying markets, continu-
ous switch programs, repo markets, etc. need to be
replicated, said Abet, by the corporate bond market.
The trust industrys placement power and distribu-
tion capabilities, said the BAP president, can be
brought to bear on that task even as certain issues
continue to be still in the process of being resolved
by the proper authorities.
The second challenge posed by Villarosa is the
need for the trust industry to help develop a robust
private banking and wealth management structure
in the economy. With the emergence of the class of
high-net-worth individuals looking for sophisticat-
ed portfolio managers, the trust industry, said Abet,
needs to wean off from single-product plain va-
nilla solutions and begin the arduous task of look-
ing their scope to be truly fund managers, catering
to the needs of an evolving client base.
Finally, his third challenge was for the prudential
use of derivatives in trust transactions. Certainly
conscious of the bad press suffered by derivatives
in the recent past, Villarosa nevertheless recog-
nized the role they can play in mitigating and man-
aging market risks. Derivatives work on leverage
and leverage is a two-bladed tool that needs to be
prudently handled. Proper supervision, market
education and prudential risk management are criti-
cal... said Villarosa.
Apparent in Villarosas recitation of challenges
is the thread that binds them all together, namely,
the trust industrys obligation is to discern what the
countrys needs and to supply, within the parame-
ters of its charism, the requirements of those needs.
He situated the trust industry in the context of the
bigger picture of Philippine banking as a whole.
He ended his keynote address with a reiteration of
the associations support of the trust industry. We
in the BAP..., he said, will continue to support
not only the development of the capital markets but
the further development of the Trust/Funds Man-
agement and Fiduciary business and industry. You
have our unequivocal commitment.
With both benevolent guardian and protective
big brother on either of its sides, the trust industry
can look forward to exciting and productive times
in the coming ve years.
For feedback, e-mail geronimoreynaldo632@
gmail.com.
STOCKS rose for the third day, after the
signing of a framework agreement that
could improve the peace and order situation
in Mindanao and a report on US retail sales
showed consumers in the worlds largest
economy increased spending.
The Philippine Stock Exchange
index, the 30-company benchmark,
rose 16 points, or 0.3 percent, to
5,399.94 Tuesday, as ve of the six
counters ended in the green. Value
turnover amounted to P7.2 billion.
The heavier index, representing all
shares, also gained 13 points, or 0.4 per-
cent, to 3,589.88, as gainers led losers,
118 to 59, with 31 issues unchanged.
Philippine Long Distance Tele-
phone Co. was the most actively
traded stock, rising 0.7 percent to
P2,710. Puregold Price Club Inc.,
an operator of grocery stores, rose
3.1 percent to P31.45.
Energy companies posted gains
Tuesday, with First Gen Corp. ris-
ing 3.5 percent to P20.80 and Ma-
nila Electric Co. adding 2.7 percent
to P283.60.
Bank of the Philippine Islands
led the gainers among banks as it
increased 2.1 percent to P80.20.
Security Banking Corp. added 1.8
percent to P164.
Gaming rms also rose. IP
EGame Ventures Inc. jumped 8.2
percent to P0.053 while Bloomber-
ry Resorts Corp. climbed 5.7 per-
cent to P14.58.
Meanwhile, Asian stocks rose
on improved prospects in the US.
Japans Nikkei 225 index rose 1.3
percent to 8,689.29 and South Ko-
reas Kospi climbed 0.9 percent to
1,941.45. Hong Kongs Hang Seng
rose 0.3 percent to 21,206.42. Aus-
tralias S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.3
percent to 4,496.50. Benchmarks in
Taiwan, Singapore, and New Zea-
land also rose. With AP
By Jenniffer B. Austria
D&L Industries, a manufacturer of
food ingredients and specialty plas-
tic colorants and additives, seeks
to signicantly increase its export
sales to support future growth, fol-
lowing its initial public offer.
The company said in a prospec-
tus posted in its Web site it aimed
to expand sales to overseas afli-
ates of customers that already use
its products in the Philippines.
D&L also intends to in-
crease visibility internation-
ally through the increased use
of agents and participation in
industry exhibitions abroad. It
also plans to enter into strate-
gic alliances with established
manufacturers and marketers in
select foreign markets.
D&L
readies
listing
Business
ManilaStandardToday extrastory2000@gmail.com business@mst.ph OCTOBER 17, 2012 WEDNESDAY
B3
All systems go for LTO
automation project
Businessmen turn
rosy on Mindanao
Panay Energy, Formosa
agree to expand plant
IT LOOKS like all systems go for the long-awaited P8.2-billion
Land Transportation Ofce information technology project, with
the pre-bidding conference conducted last week following an
earlier Court of Appeals decision declaring the bidding process
legal. That means incoming Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya
will have a lot work waiting for him when he nally assumes his
new post, although he can rely on the Mar Roxas team for help,
like for instance Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo Juju Lotilla
who is on top of the legal aspects of the IT project.
Our Happy Hour stoolie said the LTO computerization project
has attracted some very serious playersand they have to
be considering the very stiff P1-million entrance fee for the
documents. Several players come with global creds as far as
information and communication technology is concernedwhich
is probably just as well considering the frustrations that the public
had been experiencing with the current provider which is most
likely distracted by a corporate struggle. Its an interesting mix
with local and foreign players, the HH stoolie commented, with
some of the bidders described as controversy magnets, with one
of them allegedly implicated in a defense-related project.
The automation project will require two phases, the rst one for
the motor vehicle registration system, drivers licensing system
and collection while the second phase will cover law enforcement,
adjudication and information systems. Denitely, the requirements
will be mind boggling considering the very tight timeframe for a new
provider to take over, with target deployment set for Feb. 1, 2013.
This means the winning bidder will have to hit the ground running
to make sure that all 285 LTO ofces will have a functioning (and
efcient) DLS connected to a central database server.
Asked by the LTO whether they can supply the same level of
service as the present and whether they are ready to meet the new
requirements by target deployment date, not everyone answered
with an afrmative. Only two said they could deliver 100 percent,
although the other one had a caveat to the 100-percent commitment.
So far, only one of the players had issued a statement regarding the
projectspecically leading systems integrator Fritz & Macziol
Asia (F&M Asia) that said it can offer the LTO with a system
capable of web-based, kiosk and desktop transactions that will
make it more convenient for motorists.
F&M, a company of Royal Imtech NV (with the Royal
designation granted by no less than Queen Beatrix of the
Netherlands herself), is teaming up with IBM Philippines for a bid
on the rst phase of the project. We are experienced and condent
that F&M Asias teamup with IBM Philippines has an offer that
will more than meet the Philippine governments requirements
and tight timeline for the LTOs IT automation project. We have
set our sights to best our competitors in this bid, the companys
managing director Lutz Kunack condently declared.
Aside from F&M, the HH stoolie said other attendees to the
pre-bid conference were representatives from (fanfare, please!)
Oberthur Technologies, Smartmatic, Kaisa Consulting, Ceragon
Datatrail, Indra Philippines and Eurolink.
Lets see if we also hear the same kind of assurance from these
other players.
Adamsons frat wars
Like most other Catholic educational institutions in the country,
the Vincentian-run Adamson University seems helpless in curbing
fraternity-related violence within its premises. Last week, a 21-
year-old information technology student from Tondo was stabbed
reportedly by four fellow students belonging to a rival fraternity, with
the stabbing incident happening right inside the campus in Manila.
Fearful of the bad reputation the stabbing may generate and
considering that he is in his last term as university president, Fr.
Gregorio Baaga Jr. immediately issued a press statement meant
to downplay the incident as an isolated case. His assurance
was short-lived, however, because two days after the incident,
another instance of violence happened involving the same warring
fraternities. Some students also heard rumors about fraternity
clashes but these have remained unreported.
But what really puzzled many, especially the parents of the
Adamson U students, is the fact that the poor stabbing victim was
rushed to the San Juan de Dios Hospital located along Roxas Blvd.
in Pasay. Adamson security personnel must have been aficted by
a serious case of amnesia, forgetting that Manila Doctors Hospital,
the Medical Center Manila and UP-Philippine General Hospital
are all just a stones throw away. Or is it because SJDH is managed
by the Vincentian religious order of the Daughters of Charity?
Nevertheless, the decision to bring the bleeding student all the way
to a sister institution is something that smacks of poor judgment,
Happy Hour observers commented.
HH nibbler: First Professional Summit held
After 64 years of professional regulation, the Philippine
Association of Professional Regulatory Board Members are
holding the rst professional summit ever on Oct. 18 and 19 at the
Manila Hotel. A highlight of the summit will be the presentations
from personalities and experts in various elds like Lorenzo
Tan, Robert Kuan, Rene Buenaventura, Babe Romualdez,
Jay Aldeguer, Gigi Montinola, Ernest Cu and Cecilio Pedro.
According to the organizers, part of the objective is to help prepare
Filipino professionals become globally competitive. One of the
hosts for the two-day event is Steve Mark Gan, known as the
Vicki Belo of dentists.

For comments, reactions, photos, stories and related concerns,


readers may e-mail to happyhourtoday2012@yahoo.com.
By Alena Mae S. Flores
PANAY Energy Development
Corp., a unit of Metrobank
Groups Global Business Power
Corp., said Tuesday it signed an
agreement with Formosa Heavy
Industries to recongure its power
plant in Iloilo.
Panay Energy plans to expand
the capacity of Panay power
project from 82 megawatts to 150
MW. Formosa Heavy Industries
was tapped for the design,
engineering, procurement and
construction of the expansion
project.
Global Business said in a
statement the agreement amended
the previous one signed in March
that called for for an 82-MW new
unit.
Panay Energy originally planned
to add another 82-MW unit by late
2014, but amended the plan amid
the increase in economic activities
in the island that may warrant the
construction of a single larger
plant of 150 MW.
Global Business said a single
larger plant could reduce Panay
Energy per kilowatt-hour generation
charges to existing customers.
Global Power chairman
Francisco Sebastian said since the
company acquired the diesel plant
from the Lopez Group in 2003, it
provided adequate, reliable and
cost efcient power supply to
Panay.
The completion of the
clean coal technology last year
has allowed the expansion in
economic activity, improved the
reliability of power supply and
reduced electricity costs by at
least 3 pesos per kilowatt hour.
The construction of a third unit,
especially larger, on the same site
in La Paz, Iloilo City, is a reection
of our continuing commitment,
Sebastian said.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
The DPWH District Engineer's Offce, through its Bids and
Awards Committee (BAC), invite contractors to apply to bid for the
following contract(s):

Contract D: 13JA0001
Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance Zamboanga City-
Labuan-Limpapa Rd
a. K1950+940-K1981+00
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Asphalt Overlay
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 8,378,860.01
Contract Duration: 121 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0002
Contract Name: 1. Preventive Maintenance R.T. Lim Boulevard
a. K1939+(-730)-K1939+(-314); K1939 + (-184)
K1939 +546;
K1939 + 546 K1940 + 313; K1940 + 2029
K1940 + 2719
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Asphalt Overlay
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 24,382,700.00
Contract Duration: 179 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0003
Contract Name: 1. Preventive Maintenance R.T. Lim Boulevard
(Dual)
a. Chainage 0063- Chainange 0823
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Asphalt Overlay
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 4,738,119.84
Contract Duration: 37 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0004
Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance NS Valderosa St.
a. Chainage 000-Chainage 0421; Chainage
0529-Chainage 0678
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Asphalt Overlay
Aprrove Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 6,464,080.02
Contract Duration: 121 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0005
Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance Gov. Camins Rd.
a. Chainange 0059 Chainage 1866
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Asphalt Overlay
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 24,264,900.00
Contract Duration: 179 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0006
Contract Name: 1. Rehab/Reconst./Replacement/Retrofting of
Existing Permanent Bridge at Cawit Bridge along
Zamboanga City Labuan-Limpapa,ZC
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Replacement
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 19,000,000.00
Contract Duration: 162 Calendar Days

Contract D: 13JA0007
Contract Name: 1. Rehab/Reconst./Replacement/Retrofting of
Existing Permanent Bridge at Johnston Bridge
along R.T. Lim Blvd. Zamboanga City
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Rehabilitation/ Strengthening
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 5,237,850.00
Contract Duration: 162 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0008
Contract Name: 1. Rehab/Reconst./Replacement/Retrofting of
Existing Permanet Bridge at Talisayan Bridge
along Old Road (Ayala-Talisayan)
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Replacement
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 3,933,000.00
Contract Duration: 140 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0009
Contract Name: 1. Rehab/Reconst./Replacement/Retrofting of
Existing Permanet Bridge at Tarling Bridge along
Zamboanga City Labuan-Limpapa Road.
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Replacement
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 5,163,250.00
Contract Duration: 162 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0010
Contract Name: Rehab/Reconst./Replacement/Retrofiting of
Existing Permanet Bridge at Latap Bridge along
Zamboanga City Labuan Limpapa Road
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Replacement
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 7,153,500.00
Contract Duration: 162 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0012
Contract Name: 1. Road Upgrading (gravel to paved) at
Zamboanga City Labuan- Limpapa Rd.
a. K1977 +144-KK1977+190
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Road Upgrading (Gravel to Paved)
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 2,394,000.00
Contract Duration: 37 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0013
Contract Name: 1. Rehab/Reconst./Replacement/Retrofting of
Existing Permanent Bridge at Curuan Bridge
along Pagadina- Zamboanga City Rd.
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Rehabilitation/Strengthening
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 9,509,500.00
Contract Duration: 162 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0014
Contract Name: 1. Rehab/Reconst./Replacement/Retrofting of
Existing Permanent Bridge at Mialim Bridge along
Pagadian- Zamboanga City
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Rehabilitation/ Strengthening
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): 5,237,350.00
Contract Duration: 162 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0015
Contract Name: 1. Rehab/Reconst./Replacement/Retrofting of
Existing Permanent Bridge at Sangali Bridge
along Pagadian- Zamboanga City
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Replacement
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 4,422,250.00
Contract Duration: 140 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0016
Contract Name: 1. Rehab/Reconst./Replacement/Retrofting of
Existing Permanent Bridge at Tictapul Bridge
along Pagadian- Zamboanga City
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Rehabilitation/Strengthening
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 15,135,400.00
Contract Duration: 162 Calendar Days
Contract D: 13JA0018
Contract Name: 1. Rehab/Reconst./Replacement/Retrofting
of Existing Permanent Bridge at Vitali Bridge
along Pagadian- Zamboanga City
Contract Location: Zamboanga City
Scope of Work: Rehabilitation/Strengthening
Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 14,497,000.00
Contract Duration: 162 Calendar Days
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive
bidding procedures in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised
mplementing Rules and Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of ntent
(LO), purchase bid documents and must meet the following major
criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75%
Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative or joint venture,
(c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract,
(d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within
a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financing Contracting Capacity at
least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10%
of ABC. The ABC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the
eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications
for registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Office before the
deadline for the receipt of LO. The DPWH-POCW-Central Offce will
only process contractors' applications for registration with complete
requirements and issue the Contractor's 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. ssuance of Bidding Document From Oct. 10 30, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference OCT. 18, 2012 AT 2:00P.M.
3. Deadline of Receipt of LO from
Prospective Bidders
OCT. 25, 2012 AT 10:00A.M.
4. Receipts of Bids OCT. 30, 2012 AT 10:00 A.M.
5. Opening of Bids 2:00 P.M. OCT. 30, 2012
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BD's)
at DPWH-District Engineer's Office, MCLL Highway, Divisoria,
Zamboanga City, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of the
following:
Bidding Documents:
13JA0001 Php 10,000.00
13JA0002 Php 20,000.00
13JA0003 Php 5,000.00
13JA0004 Php 10,000.00
13JA0005 Php 20,000.00
13JA0006 Php 10,000.00
13JA0007 Php 10,000.00
13JA0008 Php 5,000.00
13JA0009 Php 10,000.00
13JA0010 Php 10,000.00
13JA0012 Php 5,000.00
13JA0013 Php 10,000.00
13JA0014 Php 10,000.00
13JA0015 Php 5,000.00
13JA0016 Php 10,000.00
13JA0018 Php 10,000.00
Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH
web site, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs
from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the
submission of their bids documents. Bids must accompanied by a
bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section
27.2 of the revised RR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms
as specifed in the BD's 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.
Pursuant to Section 41 of the RR of R.A. 9184 the DPWH-District
Engineer's Offce reserves the right 1.) Reject Bids, 2.) Declare of
Failure of Bidding, and 3.) Not to award the contract without incurring
any liability if the funds/allotments for said program/project/activity
have been withheld or reduced through no fault of its own.

Approved:
(Sgd.) ANTONIO A. GONZALES
BAC Chairman

Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLC WORKS AND HGHWAYS
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
City of Zamboanga
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
By Julito G. Rada
BUSINESS groups
cheered the signing of
a framework agreement
between the government
and the Moro Islamic
Liberation Front, saying
it is the rst step
in the march toward
a harmonious and
progressive Mindanao.
We receive this development with great
hope that, after 15 years of on-again, off-
again negotiations, there now exists a clear
roadmap by which crucial and long-awaited
structural reforms can be established,
leading to what can truly be a lasting peace
in Mindanao, the Makati Business Club
and the Management Association of the
Philippines said in a joint statement.
Meanwhile, Agriculture Secretary Proceso
Alcala said the new developmentin Mindanao
would create a viable climate and enable
the Philippines to post a 3.4-percent to 3.5-
percent growth in farm output in 2013.
I congratulated the President on Monday.
He said that this is a good time for the
government but would mean more work for
my department, Alcala said at the sidelines
of a budget hearing in the Senate.
Alcala said the signing of the Mindanao
framework and the prospect of peace in
the region would make it easier for the
government to transform Mindanao into the
countrys food basket.
The European Chamber of Commerce
and Industry also said the agreement would
result in more European companies taking
a serious look at Mindanao as an expansion
site for their businesses in the Philippines.
This is a positive development because it
brings peace. Anything that brings peace is
positive, ECCP president Michael Raeuber
said in a press brieng in Makati Tuesday.
With Othel V. Campos
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
OCTOBER 17, 2012 WEDNESDAY
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Manila Standard TODAY
WORLD
Historic
Aleppo
mosque
burned
Britain has helped other
troubled foreign children
Chinese warships cross waters near Japan
Survivors hear cruise ships evidence
25 primates on the brink of extinction
IN BRIEF
Clinton takes Benghazi blame
I take responsibility, Clinton
told CNN. Im in charge of the
State Departments 60,000-plus
people all over the world [at] 275
posts.
With only weeks before the presi-
dential election, outrage has crys-
tallized around Vice President Joe
Bidens claim in last weeks debate
with Republican vice presidential
nominee Paul Ryan that we werent
told about requests for extra secu-
rity at the consulate where assailants
killed US Ambassador Chris Ste-
vens and three other Americans.
Congressional hearings revealed
that the State Department was aware
of, and rejected, several requests
for increased security in Benghazi.
Spokesmen for both the State De-
partment and the White House took
pains Friday to make clear that
Bidens we referred to the White
House, where such requests would
not go.
Clinton backed up Bidens asser-
tion. The president and the vice
president wouldnt be knowledge-
able about specic decisions that
are made by security professionals,
she said Monday.
Clinton told Fox News Channel
that the decisions about security
are made by security professionals.
But were going to review every-
thing to be sure were doing what
needs to be done in an increasingly
risky environment.
There are three separate investiga-
tions into the attack going on now: an
FBI probe into the deaths of the four
Americans, an independent inquiry
by a panel appointed by Clinton and
the congressional hearings. AP
LIMA, PeruUS Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton is answering Republican
criticism of the Obama administrations
handling of last months attack at the US
consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying
shenot the White Houseis responsible
for security at all of Americas diplomatic
missions.
TOKYOJapanese military of-
cials said they were keeping
a close eye on seven Chinese
warships spotted in waters off a
southern island Tuesday. It was
unclear whether the ship move-
ments were related to a territorial
dispute that has prompted both
countries to show off their mari-
time muscles.
The Chinese ships were sighted
about 49 kilometers (30 miles)
from the island of Yonaguni, in Ja-
pans Okinawa prefecture (state),
according to Japans Defense
Ministry. They were about 200 ki-
lometers (125 miles) from a chain
of small islands that have sparked
a heated dispute between Japan
and China.
The ships were believed to be
returning to China after training in
the Pacic.
Defense Minister Satoshi Mo-
rimoto said Japan is monitoring
the ships movement. Japan con-
siders the area part of its contigu-
ous waters, but it is not illegal for
foreign vessels to transit them.
It is not unusual for the Chinese
navy to transit waters around Oki-
nawa en route to the Pacic, but
this is the rst such operation ob-
served this year, according to pub-
lic broadcaster NHK. The ships
included frigates, a guided missile
destroyer, a refueler and two sub-
marine rescue vessels.
It was unclear if their mission
was directly related to the territo-
rial issue, or whether they were
trying to avoid an approaching
typhoon.
Japan angered China last month
by nationalizing part of a chain of
East China Sea islands called Sen-
kaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in
Chinese. The move sparked vio-
lent protests in China.
Nearby Taiwan also claims the
islands, which are uninhabited
but surrounded by rich shing
grounds and possibly lucrative
undersea energy deposits.
China and Japan have recently
stepped up naval activities in the
area around Okinawa because of
the dispute, but there have been no
clashes between their warships,
which have generally stayed away
from the islands themselves.
Wary of missteps that could lead
to a sudden escalation of tensions,
the countries have instead sent
less threatening coast guard ships.
Over the past week, however, both
have made a point of showing off
their naval prowess. AP
BEIRUTA landmark mosque
in Aleppo was burned, scarred
by bullets and trashedthe
latest casualty of Syrias civil
warand President Bashar
Assad on Monday ordered im-
mediate repairs to try to stem
Muslim outrage at the desecra-
tion of the 12th century site.
The Umayyad Mosque suf-
fered extensive damage, as has
the nearby medieval covered
market, or souk, which was gut-
ted by a re that was sparked
by ghting two weeks ago. The
market and the mosque are cen-
terpieces of Aleppos walled
Old City, which is listed as a
Unesco World Heritage site.
Government troops had been
holed up in the mosque for
months before rebels launched
a push this week to drive them
out. Activists and Syrian gov-
ernment ofcials blamed each
other for the weekend re at
the mosque.
Rebel supporters also alleged
that regime forces defaced the
shrine with offensive graf-
ti and drank alcohol inside,
charges bound to further raise
religious tensions in Syria.
Many of the rebels are Sunni
Muslims, while the regime is
dominated by Alawites, or fol-
lowers of an offshoot of Shiite
Islam. AP
Syrian President Bashar Assad ordered on Monday immediate repairs to the historic Umayyad mosque in Aleppo, Syria, a move likely aimed at
containing Muslim outrage after erce ghting between rebels and regime forces set parts of the mosque on re over the weekend. AP
VIENNAIn tiny Austria, where
souvenir shops do brisk business
in T-shirts bearing the crossed-out
image of a kangaroo, some hope
skydiver Felix Baumgartners
record-breaking jump will mean
that--for a while at least--people
will stop confusing their country
with Australia.
The daredevil Austrian not only
became the rst man to shatter the
sound barrier without traveling in
a jet or spacecraft, he also made
the highest jump ever--a tumbling,
death-defying plunge from a gos-
samer balloon oating in the strato-
sphere --before landing safely Sun-
day in the New Mexico desert.
But the pride felt here in the
man known as Fearless Fe-
lix goes beyond reminding the
world that Austria is not Austra-
lia. It also resonates on a deeper
level in a country whose positive
achievements have often been
overshadowed by its association
with Adolf Hitler.
This nation of less than 9 mil-
lion people gave birth to Wolf-
gang Amadeus Mozart, Franz
Schubert, Gustav Mahler and
Sigmund Freud as well as scores
of other Austrians who have left
huge footprints across the cen-
turies in music, politics, art and
science. Its Alpine lakes and
mountain peaks are immortal-
ized in The Sound of Music,
and its famed contemporary
human exports include Arnold
Schwarzenegger and Hollywood
chef Wolfgang Puck.
But Austria is also frequently
invoked as the birthplace of the
Nazi dictator--and more recently
as the home of Josef Fritzl, the man
sentenced three years ago to life in
prison for locking his daughter in a
basement dungeon for 25 years and
fathering her seven children. AP
Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria, in this photo provided by Red Bull
Stratos, celebrates after successfully completing the nal manned ight
for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, N.M.. Baumgartner came down safely in the
eastern New Mexico desert about nine minutes after jumping from his
capsule 128,097 feet, or roughly 24 miles, above Earth. AP
Austrians proud of Baumgartners space jump
LONDONFourt een-year-
old Pakistani activist Malala
Yousufzai, who was airlifted to a
British hospital for medical care
and protection after she was shot
in the head by the Taliban, is the
latest of many foreign children in
need that Britain has welcomed
in modern times. Heres a quick
look at some of the children from
places ravaged by war or poverty
that Britain has taken under its
wing.
In 1937, during the Spanish
civil war, more than 3,800 child
refugees were evacuated from
northern Spain and taken to
safety in Britain aboard the aged
steamship Habana. It was an
ordeal: The children slept where
they could on the overcrowded
ship, and many of them became
violently seasick from the stormy
journey.
It was the rst time Britain had
received a mass inux of refu-
gees, and the UK press wasnt en-
tirely sympathetic. Initially sent
to a makeshift camp in the port
city of Southampton, the Basque
babies were later adopted by the
Salvation Army and the Catho-
lic Church in childrens homes
known as colonies across the
UK.
Most returned to Spain imme-
diately after the war, but about
250 remained in Britain and set-
tled down. This year, the few who
were still alive got together in a
reunion to mark the evacuations
75th anniversary.
In the months leading up to the
outbreak of World War II, Jewish
community leaders in Britain put
pressure on the government to
take in nearly 10,000 children--
most of them Jewish--from Nazi
Germany and other threatened
central European countries as
part of the huge Kindertransport
rescue program. AP
NEW DELHITwenty-ve spe-
cies of monkeys, langurs, lemurs
and gorillas are on the brink of
extinction and need global action
to protect them from increasing de-
forestation and illegal trafcking,
researchers said Monday.
Six of the severely threatened
species live in the island nation of
Madagascar, off southeast Africa.
Five more from mainland Africa,
ve from South America and nine
species in Asia are among those
listed as most threatened.
The report by the International
Union for Conservation of Nature
was released at the United Nations
Convention on Biological Diversity
being held in the southern Indian
city of Hyderabad.
Primates, mankinds closest
living relatives, contribute to the
ecosystem by dispersing seeds and
maintaining forest diversity.
Conservation efforts have helped
several species of primates that are
no longer listed as endangered, said
the report, prepared every two years
by some of the worlds leading pri-
mate experts.
The report, which counts spe-
cies and subspecies of primates
across the world, noted that
Madagascars lemurs are severely
threatened by habitat destruction
and illegal hunting, which has ac-
celerated dramatically since the
change of power in the country in
2009. AP
GROSSETO, ItalyA theater
in Italy turned into a courtroom
Monday, providing extra space
for all those who needed to
hear the evidence against the
captain of a shipwrecked cruise
ship.
The case of Francesco
Schettino, 51, has generated
such interest that the Tuscan
city of Grosseto chose the larger
space to accommodate all those
who had a legitimate claim to be
at the closed-door hearing.
Thirty-two people died after
Schettino, in a stunt, took the
Costa Concordia cruise ship off
course and brought it close to the
Tuscan island of Giglio on Jan
13. The ship then ran aground
and capsized. Schettino himself
became a lightning rod for
international disdain for having
left the ship before everyone was
evacuated.
Schettino appeared at the
hearing Monday, as well as
passengers who survived the
deadly shipwreck, the families
of those who died in it and scores
of lawyers trying to get more
compensation for them.
We want to look him in the
eye to see how he will react to
the accusations, said German
survivor Michael Liessen, 50,
who attended with his wife.
Another survivor said he even
talked with Schettino. AP
Big art heist
AMSTERDAMSever al
paintings, including works by
Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse
and Vincent van Gogh, have
been stolen from a museum in
the Dutch city of Rotterdam.
Mariette Maaskant of Kunsthal
Rotterdam said on national radio
that the paintings taken were of
considerable value, but she didnt
specify what had been stolen.
Police spokesman Roland
Ekkers said the theft had taken
place late Monday or early
Tuesday. He also declined to
give more details as the investi-
gation was getting underway.
The paintings taken were on
loan from the private Triton
Foundation, Maaskant said.
They went on display last week
as one of two exhibitions ar-
ranged in honor of the Kunst-
hals 20th anniversary.
The museum will be closed
Tuesday. AP
Tobacco ad ban
MOSCOWRussias Prime
Minister Dmitry Medvedev has
called for a ban on all tobacco
ads.
World Health Organization
says that more adults smoke in
Russia than in any other country-
-44 million people, or some 40
percent of Russias population.
Medvedev posted a video on
his blog Tuesday morning, list-
ing the dismal statistics and say-
ing that Russia has no choice
but to clamp down on smoking.
The government will consider
a bill soon that envisages a ban on
tobacco ads and imposes a phased
ban on smoking in public.
Medvedev called on Russians
to support the bill, insisting that
it must help to discourage chil-
dren and teenagers from acquir-
ing the habit. AP
Hulk Hogan in sex tape
TAMPA, FloridaFormer pro
wrestler Hulk Hogan sued a disc
jockey, the DJs ex-wife and a
gossip Web site Monday after a
sex tape involving Hogan and the
woman was posted online.
Hogan said in two lawsuits that
he had consensual sex with his
best friends wife, Heather Clem,
about six years ago in the Clem-
seshome, but he did not know he
was being secretly recorded.
Mr. Hogan had a reasonable
expectation of his privacy, just
as all Americans have a reason-
able expectation of their priva-
cy in their bedrooms, attorney
Charles Harder said.
The video was posted on the
online gossip site Gawker. Ho-
gan is seeking $100 million in
damages from the New York-
based media company, which
declined comment.
Its unclear who gave the vid-
eo to Gawker. AP
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wont end up a loser.
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C1
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2012
(From left) Megaworld head of sales and marketing for Chinatown
Wilson Sy, Lily Ang, Tony Ang, Danilo Ong, Kevin Uy, and Zeldo Ang
Megaworld chairman and CEO Andrew
L. Tan poses with the Noble Place
scale model. Also in photo are (from
left) Megaworld senior executive
vice president Lourdes Gutierrez,
Megaworld head of sales and
marketing for Chinatown Wilson Sy,
and Philippine Retirement Authority
general manager Vernie Atienza
A NOBLE PLACE IN
Binondo
By Dinna Chan Vasquez
MANY people do not know that Megaworld Corp.
chairman and chief executive Andrew Tan grew up in
Binondo.
Chinatown is a place that is close to
the Chairmans heart, says Wilson Sy,
head of sales and marketing for China-
town, Megaworld Corp.
Thus, it is no surprise that years ago,
Tan visualized the transformation of the
traditional image of Chinatown into a vi-
brant community like other Megaworld
communities (think Eastwood City,
McKinley Hill and Newport City).
At the heart of this plan is Noble Place,
which will rise as a 47-storey glass tower
that will provide a stark contrast to the tra-
ditional Chinese architecture that marks
the district. But Noble Place, which is
located along Juan Luna and Dasmarinas
Streets, will not lose the charm that makes
Binondo unique. Despite the top notch
amenities and deluxe interiors, Noble
Place pays tribute to the Chinese peoples
love for family with condominium units
with more bedrooms and bigger cuts.
The cuts range from 38 sq m for a
studio to 186.7 sq m for a ve-bedroom.
Every bedroom will also have a window
so there is no feeling of being boxed in.
Basically, Noble Place will offer all the
conveniences of a single detached house
with the amenities and security of condo-
minium living.
Sy says Noble Place will have 40 units
with ve bedrooms, of which 15 units
have been sold. The three-bedroom units
are already sold out, he adds.
Unit owners can choose from a stu-
dio to ve-bedroom units with a balcony
should they prefer a view of Binondo,
Intramuros and Old Manila. Noble Place
will also have a 24-hour intercom service
to ensure the security of residents. There
will also be six high-speed elevators, one
for passenger and another for cargo. The
parking areas will be at the basement and
podium areas (2nd to 7th oors).
The 8th level will house amenities such
as the innity pool, gym and indoor bad-
minton court. There will also be a reading
deck and tai chi and picnic areas, as well
as a spa and sauna. For the residents other
needs, there will be a multi-purpose area
which will have a clubhouse, business
center and tent pavilion.
Another feature thats unique to Noble
Place is the Sky garden on the top oor
where residents can enjoy a panoramic
view of Metro Manila. The ground oor
will have boutiques, coffee shops and sa-
lons.
As an accredited marketer of the
Philippine Retirement Authority,
Megaworld Corp. offers investors,
especially those from China, free
processing of their Special Resident
Retirement Visas, which doesnt re-
quire any number of staying year.
Dollar deposits can be converted to
their payment for the unit. Mega-
world is offering a 60-month, no
down payment term for Noble Place.
Close to Noble Place are Mega-
worlds other properties, the Lucky
Chinatown Mall and Cityplace
Square. For bargain hunters, the
company will soon open Lucky Chi-
natown Wholesale Mall.
For inquiries, call 248-1000.
AFTER a successful collaboration with the SMs Pari-
sian line late last year, it was take two for designer Rajo
Laurel who recently showcased his latest collection for
the iconic shoe brand at the SMX Convention Center.
It also marked the launch of his new collaboration with
Milanos, SMs in-house mens shoe line.
The designs, which were highlighted in a shoe, had
Japanese inuences. Rajo has said that he and his family
had always had afnity to Japanese culture, and his lat-
est trip to Japan inspired him to design a collection with
designs, materials, and textures inspired by the Land of
the Rising Sun.
The Rajo for Parisian collection has artisan pieces in
metallic, suede, brocade and satin materials. Each de-
sign was obviously well thought of, resulting in fabu-
lous pairs that can complement every fashionable wom-
ans wardrobe.
In his rst collaboration with Milanos, Rajo has Sam-
urai inspired dressy and casual designs, including boots
with Japanese contempo touches. Men can denitely
take a stylish step forward with the wide range that Rajo
for Milanos offers.
After the show, guests were also given the oppor-
tunity to have the rst picks from the collection. The
fashionable guests were thrilled to be able to bring their
favorite pairs home right after the shows
The Rajo for Parisian and Rajo for Milanos collec-
tions are available in SM stores at Makati, Cubao, Mall
of Asia, North EDSA, Megamall, San Lazaro, Manila,
Fairview, and Las Pias. In the provincial areas, these
can be found at SM Bacoor, SM Dasmarias, SM Lu-
cena, SM Lipa, SM Baguio, SM Pampanga, SM Clark,
and SM Marilao in Luzon; and SM Cebu, SM Mandur-
riao, and SM Lanang in the Vismin area.
Shoes with
Japanese touch
Designer Rajo Laurel
talks about his latest
collaboration with
Parisian and Milanos
Actor Sam
Milby
Stylist Alyanna
Martinez holding
one of her favorite
designs
Event host Raymond Gutierrez and stylist/
magazine editor Liz Uy with SM LTBG VP
Eugene Saw
Geisha
performer
shown
here with
a Rajo for
Parisian
pair
ERRATUM:
In the article Where
scenes take place,
published in the Lifestyle
section on Oct. 10,
Clifford Legaspi was
mistakenly quoted in
the last paragraph of the
story. Legaspi is no longer
connected to Megaworld.
Eugene Lozano is the head
of sales and marketing
for Megaworlds Makati
CBD.
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ONLY P8,000 a month! Zero-
percent interest! Live like a su-
perstar! Your haven in the city!
These are only a few of the
lines that can be found in real
estate brochures. As the sup-
ply increases, naturally, prices
are more competitive. And marketing gets more
aggressive. With the astonishing number of new
condominium buildings being erected all around
Metro Manila (and many more in the pipeline),
each promising the moon and the stars, how do
you choose what property is right for you?
Buying a CONDO?
Read this
POVERTY shouldnt be a hin-
drance in getting an education.
Allan Pineda Lindo Jr.,
more popularly known as apl.
de.ap of the Grammy award-
winning group Black Eyed
Peas, said this when he person-
ally unveiled two newly-built
classrooms recently at the Sto.
Cristo Elementary School in
Concepcion, Tarlac.
Poverty shouldnt be a hin-
drance to ones dream of suc-
cess, apl says.
The Filipino-American mu-
sician has committed a total of
10 classrooms in partnership
with San Miguel Pale Pilsen, a
brand he endorses, through the
San Miguel Foundation and
Aklat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa
Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP)
Foundation.
The Filipino-American pop
star also noted that in the Philip-
pines even weather has the pow-
er to derail learning, with public
school children particularly vul-
nerable to cancelled classes dur-
ing typhoon season.
I feel sorry for our students
who often miss their classes
during typhoon season. I hope
that they take these unfortunate
events as a challenge to study
harder, he says.
Apl was accompanied by
AGAPP chairperson Pinky
Aquino-Abellada and San
Miguel Brewery Inc. senior
Apl.de.ap promotes education
CHRISTMAS came early to Kul-
tura Filipino as it launched Christ-
mas Naturally, a pre-holiday ba-
zaar held recently at SM Makati.
Members of the expat commu-
nity and foreign clubs, civic lead-
ers, corporate executives and lov-
ers of all things Filipino gathered
together for this pre-holiday event,
which showcased the stores
homespun holiday collection. It
also highlighted Kulturas Crafts
for a Cause, products from liveli-
hood projects of foundations that
have adopted marginalized com-
munities as their beneciaries.
Senator Loren Legarda graced
the event, as did Monaco Consul
General Fortune Ledesma, the
Netherlands Embassys Ruth Em-
merink and Sander Timmers,
Kit Zobel, Margarita Fores, and
Terri Madrigal.
Representatives from Kulturas
Crafts for a Cause partners were
also presentDee Anne Zobel
for the E. Zobel Foundation, Vicky
Wieneke for the Kabisig ng Kalahi,
Sister Luz Maria Buitrago of the
Holy Family Foundation, Darlene
Pridmore of Hope International
Christmas naturally
at Kultura Filipino
Ministries, Lalaine Guanzon of the
Circle of Friends Foundation and
Jan Harris of Berdesaco. Ladies of
the Latino American Group and the
Manille Bienvenue French Associa-
tion came in full force.
SM ofcials led by SM Invest-
ments vice chair Tessie Sy Coson,
SM Hotels and Convention corpo-
ration president Elizabeth Sy and
SM Foundation executive director
Debbie Sy; as well as Kultura Fili-
pino vice president Ivy Yap wel-
comed them.
Discover uniquely Filipino nds
at Kultura Filipino stores located
at SM Makati, SM Megamall, SM
Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, SM
Lanang Premier, and at selected SM
Department Stores nationwide.
TOY Kingdom has not only brought us amazing toys for
all ages, but also the rst ever Toy Expo in the Philippines
held recently at the SMX Convention Center.
For four days, the SMX convention center was
transformed into a childs wonderful place as the
Toy Expo highlighted the most amazing new toys
from well-loved brands, as well as awesome toy
exhibits, fun games and activities that kids and
kids at heart enjoyed.
Gigantic booths and surprises awaited visitors at ev-
ery turn. Lego in partnership with DOT promoted the
beauty of the Philippines through an exhibit recreat-
ing the countrys regions like Luneta, Fort Santiago,
Chocolate Hills, Crocodile Farm and Banaue Rice
Terraces with its iconic blocks.
Well- loved characters came to life in meet and
greet sessions including Hello Kitty, Dora, Sylvanian
Families, Lalaloopsy and Monster High for girls; as
well as Mr. Potato, Transformers and Ben 10 for boys.
Kids also had a chance to meet Play-Doh Tubby.
It was an action packed event for boys at the
Xploderz booth with the latest Ammo in the market.
They also enjoyed seeing large than life versions of
their favorite characters, and enjoyed the 4-meter Op-
timus Prime at the Hasbro Transformers booth and life
size Marvel Comics Characters in 3D.
There were toys for big and little boys: Ford Fiesta
and Classic Chevrolet Cars, the longest Tomica Train
Track, and a Thomas the Train Gallery. They had fun
joining in action packed activities like the Hotwheels
Mega Jumo Challenge and the Silverlit R/C Power Air
Toys Face-off Challenge.
Girls on the other hand loved the Barbie House with
its Dress-up Augmented Reality Mirrors and the Syl-
vanian Families Museum, as well as the Orbeez booth
with its creative, innovative and magical products.
Little techie enjoyed the I-Zone gaming sta-
tion, playing with the latest gaming consoles like
Playstation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360 and Kinect and
Nintendo DS.
TKs Toy Expo was not just about fun. As part of its
social commitment, TK tied up with MGA Entertain-
ment and turned over to SM Foundation the proceeds
made from the Lalaloopsy auction held during the Toy
Expo. Part of the sales of the Toy Expo were given to
the victims of the recent Habagat.
vice president and marketing
manager Menlou Bibonia,
during the unveiling.
Previously, the apl Founda-
tion and its program partners
also turned over two class-
rooms for the benet of apls
alma mater, the Sapang Bato
Elementary School in Angeles
City, Pampanga.
Four new classrooms were
also built for the Pugaan El-
ementary School in Iligan and
Iponan Elementary School in
Cagayan de Oro recently. Two
more classrooms in Bayawan,
Negros Oriental are expected to
be completed within the year.
The school building program
also includes learning materials
for the students and training for
school teachers.
The Black Eyed Peas star en-
couraged students to value their
education. Be excited to go to
school every day. Go ahead,
open that book and if you dont
have one, go to the library.
Be resourceful and never stop
learning!
Apl is particularly grateful to
his San Miguel Pale Pilsen fam-
ily for sharing his advocacy in
helping the needy.
I am happy that San Miguel
Pale Pilsen and I share a lot of
things in commonour pride
for the Philippines, our passion
for excellence, and our malasakit
for our kababayan, apl says.
Fun for all ages
at the Toy expo
You have to consider the location
of the project and how it will affect
your daily schedule and travel time to
and from work (and your childrens
commute to school). The neighbor-
hood is another factor. Is it safe? Is it
accessible? Hows the trafc around
the area? MyProperty.com says that
there are developers who dont be-
lieve in full disclosure and dont
offer certain information up front, like
the risk of the area [being prone to]
extreme ooding, strong earthquakes
and landslides.
Aside from that, the area should
complement your lifestyle. Do you
prefer to live near a convenience
store so you can satisfy your mid-
night cravings? Styleathome.com
suggests, Visit the neighborhood at
different times of the day and eve-
ning. Does it suit you?
Another kind of location to take
notice of is the location of the unit
itself. Hows the view from the
windows, the ventilation and the
amount of sunlight? Buyers who
purchase pre-selling units some-
times forget to check the direction
their unit is facing and end up get-
ting a really bad view. You should
also look at the oor plan of your
oor. If your unit is too close to the
garbage chute, chances are it wont
be the best-smelling spot on the
oor, a fact that you might only re-
alize when you move in.
Meanwhile, some buyers assume
that parking space comes with the
unit. This is not the case most of the
time. In fact, one parking slot can cost
as much as an additional P500,000. If
parking is bundled with the unit, thats
good news for car owners. Otherwise,
if you dont need a slot, nd out how
you can opt to exclude it from your
contract and how much youll be able
to save. Or how you can lease it to
other unit owners.
One more thing to consider is the
track record of the developer. On
paper and in ads, the project seems
luxurious. Even the model units at
their showroom are impressive.
But will the nished product really
turn out that way? How about the
advertised features and amenities?
Are the materials used in construc-
tion of superior quality? Hows the
workmanship? Is the building even
going to be nished?
If the developer is known to have
delivered on their promises in the
past, then most likely, youre in
good hands. If not, like in the case
of emerging property companies
with no solid reputation just as yet,
then it would be best to think twice.
IN celebration of its 60th
founding anniversary, the Ly-
ceum of the Philippines Uni-
versity will be hosting its rst
LPU International Hospital-
ity and Tourism Conference
on October 24 at The Bayleaf
Intramuros.
With the theme Innova-
tions and Diversity in Hospi-
tality and Tourism, the two-
day event banners a stellar
line-up of speakers on topics
that are expected to benet
hospitality and tourism in-
dustry practitioners, faculty
and administrators of Higher
Education Institutions in the
country and in the Asia-Pa-
cic, and government agen-
cies involved in hospitality
and tourism.
Tourism secretary Ramon
R. Jimenez, Jr. will be the key-
note speaker. Other luminaries
who will also share thoughts
and wisdom on several areas
in tourism and hospitality in-
clude Lyceum of the Philip-
pines University president
Atty. Roberto P. Laurel, Puerto
Princesa City Mayor Edward
S. Hagedorn, Shangri-la Re-
sorts and Hotels vice president
for marketing Peggy Angeles,
and National Commission for
Culture and Arts chairman Dr.
Felipe de Leon, Jr.
Further, other panel dis-
cussions which feature the
industrys outstanding per-
sonalities are A Countrys
Cuisine to the World, Mak-
ing Philippine Cuisine Reach
New Destinations with
Claude Tayag Chef Patron of
Bale Datung, Philippe Bar-
tholomi General Manager
of Century Park Hotel, and
Richard Masselin, General
Manager of Pan Pacic Ho-
tel; New Directions in Hospi-
tality and Tourism Education
Programs with Dr. Catherine
Q. Castaneda CHEDs NCR
Regional Director, Dr. Andy
Nazarechuck Immediate Past
President and Founding Dean
of UNLV Singapore, and Dr.
J.S.Perry Hobson-Pro Vice
Chancellor for Tourism, Hos-
pitality and Culinary Arts of
Taylors University in Ma-
laysia.
Also included in the list of
discussions that will tackle
vital information about tour-
ism and hospitality are New
Directions in the Hospital-
ity and Tourism Industry,
ASEAN 2015: Implications
for Schools and Industry,
Industry Academic Govern-
ment Collaboration Through
Research, and Industry and
Academe Partnership: A
Win-Win Framework for
Practicum Training Program,
LPU Manila is a recog-
nized leader in Hospitality
Education, with its Level 3
Accreditation awarded by
the Philippine Association
of Colleges and Universi-
ties, Commission on Ac-
creditation (PACUCOA). It
is the rst Higher Education
Institution in the country to
receive a Level 3 Accredita-
tion for Hotel and Restaurant
Management. The Commis-
sion on Higher Education has
given LPU-Manila the Cen-
ter of Development status
and, most recently, the inter-
national accrediting agency
has proclaimed the university
an International Center for
Excellence in Tourism and
Hospitality Education.
Registration fee for the
conference is only P7000
and includes morning and af-
ternoon snacks, lunches, the
Welcome Dinner, a Confer-
ence Kit, and a rafe stub for
valuable prizes. More details
on this milestone hospitality
and tourism industry event
is available at www.ihtc.lpu.
edu.ph or through the Secre-
tariat c/o Cherisse Punzalan
at 5272744. Registration and
payment may be made online
or the Registration Form and
the deposit slip of payment
may be faxd or e-maild to
the Secretariat.
International Confab
on Hospitality
and Tourism
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(MST-Oct. 12 & 17, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH Marinduque
Engineering District Offce, Boac, Marinduque, through the SARO No. NEP
2013 invites contractors to bid aforementioned projects.
Contract ID: 12 EA 0034
Contract Name: Reconst. Of Road Slip Along Mogpog-Balanacan
Road (Mogpog-Balanacan Section) Km. 11+000
- Km. 16+937 w/e
Contract Location: Mogpog, Marinduque
Scope of Work: Reconst. Of Road Slip along Mogpog-Balanacan
Road i ncl udi ng conc. rebl ocki ng of exi sti ng
pavement and const. of slope protection
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 19,599,854.34
Contract Duration: 206 calendar days
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the
Revised IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be
automatically rejected at the opening of bid.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI),
purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a)
prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino- owned
partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB
license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion
of a similar contract costing at least 50 % of ABC within a period of 10
years, and (e)Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC,
or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use
non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary
examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for
the receipt of LOl The DPWH-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 for procurement are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents October 10 - 31, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference October 22, 2012/9:00 A.M.
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
October 26, 2012
4. Receipt of Bids October 31, 2012/10:00 A.M.
5. Opening of Bids October 31,2012/ 2:00 P.M.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH
Marinduque District Engineering Offce Boac Marinduque, upon payment
of a non-refundable fee of P 10,000.00 for (BDs).
Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH Website.
Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from 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 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 bid envelops to the BAC Chairman. The frst
envelop shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include
the eligibility requirements. The second envelop 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.
DPWH, Marinduque Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all bid and to annul the bidding process at any time before Contract
award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) ARISTEO L. LINGA
BAC Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Region IV-B, MIMAROPA
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Marinduque Engineering District
Boac, Marinduque
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Region IV-B, MIMAROPA
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Marinduque Engineering District
Boac, Marinduque
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(MST-Oct. 12 & 17, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH Marinduque
Engineering District Offce, Boac, Marinduque, through the SARO No. NEP
2013 invites contractors to bid aforementioned projects.
Contract ID: 12 EA 0035
Contract Name: Rehab./Reconst ./Upgradi ng of MCR (Km.
101+000 Km. 103+841 and Kim. 99+741-Km.
100+072)
Contract Location: Gasan, Marinduque
Scope of Work: Concreting of 3.145 m. road including one unit
box culvert and const. of line canal
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 48,912.498.36
Contract Duration: 148 calendar days
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the
Revised IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be
automatically rejected at the opening of bid.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI),
purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a)
prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino- owned
partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB
license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion
of a similar contract costing at least 50 % of ABC within a period of 10
years, and (e)Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC,
or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use
non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary
examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration to the DPWH POCW Central Offce before the deadline for
the receipt of LOl The DPWH 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 for procurement are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents October 10 - 31, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference October 22, 2012/9:00 A.M.
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
October 26, 2012
4. Receipt of Bids October 31, 2012/10:00 A.M.
5. Opening of Bids October 31,2012/ 2:00 P.M.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH
Marinduque District Engineering Offce Boac Marinduque, upon payment
of a non-refundable fee of P 20,000.00 for (BDs).
Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH Website.
Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from 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 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 bid envelops to the BAC Chairman. The frst
envelop shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include
the eligibility requirements. The second envelop 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.
DPWH, Marinduque Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept or reject
any or all bid and to annul the bidding process at any time before Contract
award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) ARISTEO L. LINGA
BAC Chairman
(MST-Oct. 11 & 17, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Offce of the District Engineer
Capiz 1
st
Engineering District
Roxas City
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The Capiz 1
st
Engineering District through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC),
invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contract(s):
1. Contract ID : 12GD0004
Contract Name : Construction of Drainage System
Location : Arnal do Boul evard, Roxas Ci t y, Km. 116+400 -
118+100
Brief Description : Construction of Drainage System 850 lineal meters
both sides
Approved Budget for the Contract: P 9,505,654.19
Source of Fund :
Duration : 115 Calendar Days
2. Contract ID : 12GD0005
Contract Name : Construction of Drainage System
Location : Pontevedra Proper, Pontevedra, Capiz, Km. 134+000-
Km. 135+400 with exception
Brief Description : Const r uct i on of Dr ai nage Syst em 1590 I.m.
de cl oggi ng of Exi st i ng drai nage 263 I.m. and
construction of 3 lines crossdrainage 26 l.m.
Approved Budget for the Contract: P 9,505,848.22
Source of Fund :
Duration : 115 Calendar Days
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 two (2) copies of Letter of
Intent (LOI), purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a)
prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen of 75% Filipino owned partnership,
corporation, cooperative or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type
and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC
within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal
to ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-
discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration
to the DPWH-POCW Central 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:
BAC Activities Schedule
1 Issuance of Bidding Documents October 11-30, 2012
2 Pre-Bid Conference October 19, 2012, @ 10:00 a.m.
3 Receipt of Bids October 30, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m.
4 Opening of Bids October 30, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at Capiz 1st
Engineering District, Km. I, Roxas City, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of
P10,000.00 for Project 1 and 2. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from
the DPWH website, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from
the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their Bid
Documents. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable
form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised lRR.
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 the 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.
Capiz 1
st
Engineering District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid
and to annul the bidding process anytime before the Contract Award without incurring
any liability to the affected bidders.
(Sgd.) CORAZON A. PERLA
Administrative Offcer III
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) SANNY BOY O. OROPEL, CES E
District Engineer
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Caraga Region XIII
J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
The Bids and Award Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works
and Highways (DPWH) -Regional Offce XIII, Butuan City, through the FY-
2012 DOT-DPWH Tourism, invites contractors to bid for the following project(s):
1. a. Contract ID : 12N00032 (Re-ad)
b. Contract Name : Construction of Jct. Osmea - Pilar Road, (San
Roque-Pilar Section),
K 18+000 -19+000 & K20+500 ~ K22+620
c. Contract Location : Pilar, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
d. Scope of Works : Conc. of 3,112.80 l.m. Road With a Roadway width
of 10.70 m. wlc involves PCCP width of 6.70 m. &
2,00 m. Cone. of shoulder on both sides
e. Approved Budget for the Contract: PhP82, 255,771.68
f. Contract Duration : 225 Calendar Days
h. Bid Document Fee : PhP 30,000.00
2. a. Contract ID : 12N00033 (Re-ad)
b. Contract Name : Improvement/Concreting of Dapa Union - Gen. Luna
Road, K06+660 - K9+ 150
c. Contract Location : Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
d. Scope of Works : Cone. of 2.194.38I.m. Road with a Roadway width
of 10.70 m. w/c involved PCCP width of 6.70 m. &
2.00 m. & Conc,Shoulders Both Sides
e. Approved Budget for the Contract: PhP90. 311,069.84
f. Contract Duration : 225 Calendar Days
h. Bid Document Fee : PhP 30,000.00
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with
the Revised IRR of RA, 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be
automatically rejected at the opening of bids .
To bid this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI),
purchased bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior
registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership!
corporation, cooperative, or Joint venture (c) with PCAB License applicable to
the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of similar contract costing at
least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net fnancial 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 the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents October 17, 2012 - November 8, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference October 24, 2012 @ 2:00-p.m.
3. Receipt of Bids November 8, 2012.@ 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
4. Opening of Bids November 8, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH -
Regional Offce XIII, J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City, upon payment of a
non-refundable fee stated above. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs
from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of
their bids Documents. Bid 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 CRG, 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 - Regional Offce XIII, J, Rosales Avenue, Butuan City
reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process
anytime prior contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the
affected bidder/so
Approved by:
(Sgd.) SAMSON L. HEBRA, MBA
BAC Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Pangasinan Sub-District Engineering Offce
Area Equipment Services Compound
Tuliao, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan
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Revised DPWH-INFR-07-09
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH-PSDEO, through the NEP
2013 invite contractors to bid for the aforementioned project:

Contract ID. : 12AJ0059
Contract Name : Widening of Urdaneta Jct.-Dagupan Road (Calasiao
Section), Km. 205+522 Km. 206+161 with exception
Calasiao, Pangasinan.
Contract Location : Calasiao, Pangasinan
Scope of Work : Fi el d Of f i ce, Pr ogr ess Phot os, Removal of
Structures and Obstruction incl. Disposal, Removal/
Disposal of Obstruction, Removal and Disposal of
Existing Asphalt Pavement, Structure Excavation,
Embankment, SubGrade Preparati on, Aggregate
Sub Base Course, Aggregate Base Course, PCC
Pavement (t =230mm), Rei nf or ci ng St eel Bar,
Structural Concrete, Stone Masonry, Occupational
Safety and Health, Mobilization & Demobilization,
Traffc Management.
Approved Budget For the Contract (ABC) : Php 17,400,000.00
Contract Duration : 180 calendar days

The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised
IRR of R. A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected
at the opening of bid.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase
bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration
with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation,
cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB License applicable to the type and cost
of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC
within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least
equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC
will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary
examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration
to the DPWH Central Procurement Offce (CPO) before the deadline for the receipt of
LOI. The DPWH Central Procurement 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 time and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
Activities Schedule
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents October 17, 2012 November 8, 2012 until 10:00 am
2. Pre-Bid Conference October 26, 2012
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
October 30, 2012 until 10:00 am
4. Receipt of Bids November 8, 2012 until 10:00 am
5. Opening of Bids November 8, 2012 @ 02:00 pm
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-PSDEO
Tuliao Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan, upon presentation of two (2) valid IDs and
payment of a non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00). Prospective
bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective
bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees
on or before the submission of their Bid Documents. 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. Mailed intents shall not be entertained.
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 DPWH-PSDEO reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the
bidding process at any time prior contract award, without thereby incurring any liability
to the affected bidder/s.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) VIRGILIO B. ZAMUDIO
BAC Chairman

Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Pangasinan Sub-District Engineering Offce
Area Equipment Services Compound
Tuliao, Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan
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Revised DPWH-INFR-07-09
(MST-Oct. 17, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH-PSDEO, through the
NEP 2013 invite contractors to bid for the aforementioned project:

Contract ID. : 12AJ0060
Contract Name : Widening of San Carlos City-Calasiao Road (San
Carlos Section), Km. 203+960 Km. 204+330
Contract Location : San Carlos City, Pangasinan
Scope of Work : Fi el d Of f i c e, Pr ogr es s Phot os , Remov al /
Di sposal of Obstructi on/Structure, Removal and
Disposal of Obstruction, Excavation, Embankment,
SubGrade Preparation, Aggregate Sub Base Course,
Aggregate Base Course, PCC Pavement (t=230mm),
Rei nforci ng Steel Bar, Structural Concrete, Pi pe
Culvert & Storm Drain, Refective Thermoplastic
Pavement Marki ng (Whi te), Occupati onal Safety
and Health, Mobilization & Demobilization.
Approved Budget For the Contract (ABC) : Php 9,200,000.00
Contract Duration : 130 calendar days

The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised
IRR of R. A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected
at the opening of bid.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase
bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration
with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation,
cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB License applicable to the type and cost
of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC
within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least
equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC
will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary
examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration
to the DPWH Central Procurement Offce (CPO) before the deadline for the receipt of
LOI. The DPWH Central Procurement 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 time and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
Activities Schedule
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents October 17, 2012 November 8, 2012 until 10:00 am
2. Pre-Bid Conference October 26, 2012
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
October 30, 2012 until 10:00 am
4. Receipt of Bids November 8, 2012 until 10:00 am
5. Opening of Bids November 8, 2012 @ 02:00 pm
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-PSDEO
Tuliao Sta. Barbara, Pangasinan, upon presentation of two (2) valid IDs and
payment of a non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00). Prospective
bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective
bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees
on or before the submission of their Bid Documents. 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. Mailed intents shall not be entertained.
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 DPWH-PSDEO reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul
the bidding process at any time prior contract award, without thereby incurring any
liability to the affected bidder/s.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) VIRGILIO B. ZAMUDIO
BAC Chairman
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showbitz
Manila Standard TODAY
ISAH V.
RED
SIMPLY RED
NICKIE
WANG
WITHOUT WANG
2
AGA MUHLACH
This is a daily one-and-a-half-hour
news and talk program on Channel 11.
Susan Enriquez hops from Unang
Hirit to be the main anchor on the
show with radio commentator Joel
Reyes Zobel, reporters Michael Fa-
jatin and Mariz Umali. Susan and
Joel take charge in the delivery of the
latest news and most pressing issues
to give viewers a latitude to under-
stand the issues.
Meanwhile, Susan and Mariz will
keep women informed with female-re-
lated topics ranging from health, diet,
lifestyle, and even gadgets and trends.
Michael, on the other hand, will go
around the metro to know what people
think on certain issues.
Will Kape at Balita give sister
channels Unang Hiirit a run for its
money?
Susan says, No, because were fo-
cused on the lighter aspects of news,
while the other program has more
hard news in its content.
She adds, We will try to reach
out to the audience that want to know
what they need to know in the morn-
ing like how prices of commodities
can affect households. Also we will
try to be heavy on trafc situations,
and weather updates especially when
there is a development in terms of
tropica cyclones and the like.
Kape at Balita will set the pace
for the banner news of the day from
6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Monday to Friday
beginning Oct. 22, on GMA News TV
Channel 11.

Divine Lees erce secret
If theres anyone out there who
knows how to pull off one erce look
after another, its Divine Lee. Known
for her exceptional taste in fashion,
this gay rights advocate has graced
just about every fashion magazine and
billboard known to Edsa. But looking
fashionably erce all the time is no
easy feat. Aside from knowing where
to go for the smartest fashion nds,
you have to make sure that the base of
your outtyour bodylooks aw-
less as well. And for that, Divine ad-
mits to asking help from the countrys
A TOTAL of 71 lms have
been named contenders to
next years Foreign Language
Oscars and Jun Lanas
comedy-drama Bwakaw is
one of the full length features
aiming to be part of the
shortlist and eventually bag the
prestigious Academy Awards
of Merit trophy.
The lm, which narrates a
story of an elderly gay man
who leads a solitary life with
a mongrel he calls Bwakaw,
is up against period dramas
from America, high-prole
lms from Europe and some
of the multi-awarded features
from Asialms that are
considered best and strongest
in their respective territory.
Since the country, through
the Film Academy of the
Philippines, has started
sending entries to the annual
Foreign Film section of the
Oscars, local cinephiles have
been crossing their ngers
hoping (and praying hard) that
our entry would clinch one of
ve coveted slots to compete
for the award. Yet, this process
of hoping and praying just
keeps on repeating every
year because it appears that
the local committee has been
sending ugly ducklings in this
competition joined by swans.
Truth is, we can only do so
much because no matter how
we question the credential
(and artistic taste) of the
people involved in choosing
the countrys entry, these
people still have the nal say.
Let us just put it this context,
its either they dont have
enough numbers of brilliant
and compelling lms to
choose from or FAP members
still have not learned what the
Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences look for
in a foreign language lm.
And we can also surmise that
Oscars is marred by politics
and controversies.
This time though, the
Philippine entry is already
earning positive reviews from
foreign critics. It was singled
out by Time Magazine as one
of the key must-sees at the
recently concluded New York
Film Festival. Its also named
by a well-established lm site,
which predicts the winners
in the Oscars, as one of the
early favorites to win the
race in foreign language lm
section. Furthermore, various
international news outts
including the Wall Street
Journal (WSJ), Washington
Post, CBS News and
Singapores Straits Times have
taken notice of Bwakaw and
its unconventional appeal to
audience of world cinema. But
then again, none of these rave
reviews will merit in the actual
selection process of the top 5
lms. If reviews will be the
basis, majority of the 70 other
titles can all be considered
top contenders because they
also received highly favorable
responses from observers.
We know for a fact that
the Philippine journey to the
prestigious annual lm event
is rather winding and rough
not to mention, unpredictable.
Moving forward, let us hope
that lmmakers and movie
producers will start creating
important and creative lms
that best describe us as a nation
or come up with universally
appealing lms, which doesnt
necessarily have to be all about
sexuality and poverty.
Will Bwakaw change the
course of the winds this time?
Will this lm that features the
colorful yet harsh character
played by Eddie Garcia
be our rst entry to win the
coveted Oscar plum? Like
what everybody says, only
time will tell.
Boy Abunda,
public speaker
FOR Boy Abunda, local televisions
King of Talk, there is a big difference
between the kind of talking he does on
screen and his newest passion, which
is speaking before a live audience.
In recent months, Boy has given
talks on various occasions to academic
institutions, companies and organiza-
tions that include Far Eastern Univer-
sity, the Ateneo Junior Marketing As-
sociation, the La Sallian Schools Press
Conference, La Consolacion College-
Bulacan, St. Paul Pasig, the Philippine
Womens College of Davao, Nestle
Philippines, the Management Associa-
tion of the Philippines, the Philippine
Marketing Association, the Institute
of Management Consultants of the
Philippines (IMPHIL), the Philippine
Hospital Association, and the United
Nations Fund for Population Activi-
ties (UNFPA).
During these talks, he discusses a
diverse range of topics. Although his
core competencies are in public re-
lations, marketing, imaging, branding
and entertainment, his involvement
with the academe allows him to bring
a solid grounding to the subjects he
talks about. Boy took the Commission
on Higher Educations Expanded Ter-
tiary Education Equivalency and Ac-
creditation Program, or ETEEAP, to
earn his college degree. He then went
on to nish his Masters in Commu-
nication at Philippine Womens Uni-
versity and now he is a just few steps
away from his Doctoral degree in So-
cial Development also at PWU. The
fact that he is a voracious reader with
interests in different elds also helps.
Boy has a list of 25 topics that re-
volve around his core competencies.
He has very clear ideas of what he can
and cannot discuss. Whenever he is
invited to give a talk, he makes clear
that it has to be on something he is
equipped and qualied to discuss, or
something close to his heart. I dont
want to talk on economics or nance.
I wouldnt talk on GDP (gross domes-
tic product) and the economy. I dont
know the difference between GDP and
GNP (gross national product). Im not
an economist. Im a marketing man, a
PR man, a host. Im a fan, a manager
and an advocate for the LGBT commu-
nity. Entertainment, marketing, brand-
ingbecause Im a PR mansocial
development because thats what my
PhD is in, doon ako umiikot.
Among the subjects he has covered in
previous talks hes given are Transfor-
mative Change (for the Management
Association of the Philippines), The
Bottomline on Talent Management
(for the Philippine Marketing Associa-
tion), The Art of Interviewing (for the
La Sallian Schools Press Conference
2012), Aging and Older People with
Disabilities (for the 2
nd
Asia Pacic
Community-Based Rehabilitation Con-
gress) and Discovering Ones Leader-
ship Potential (at St. Paul Pasig).
There is a big difference between
talking on television and talking in front
of a live audience. Boy says that on TV
there is a format, a structure and camer-
as. When he delivers a talk live, there is
an assigned topic and his audiences are
live and diverse. But whatever the audi-
ence, he nds public speaking both chal-
lenging and fun especially when asked
to share his own experiences.
These are opportunities for me to
use my voice and my story to encour-
age, inspire and empower because my
story is digestible to students. I think
this is a generation where we need to
be able to share our stories, to inspire,
to empower.
The road to
the Oscars
GMA News TV
KAPE at Balita, thats
how the new morning
show on GMA News
TV premiering on
Monday will be
known.
preferred clinic for face, body and aes-
thetic services, Flawless.
Medyo bisi-bisihan din ang lola mo,
syempre di mo rin maipagkakaila na may
mga times na talagang kailangan mong
magpaderma at siyempre, sa Flawless
ako pumupunta, shares Divine.
A brand thats known for continu-
ously raising industry standards with
the introduction of breakthrough tech-
nologies, Flawless, since its incep-
tion in 2001, has built a reputation as
the countrys preferred clinic for face,
body and medical services. One thing
that I nd impressive about the brand is
their commitment to their patients. Ba-
wat clinic talaga may doctor na present
seven days a week, Divine adds.
Founded on the premise of making
it easy for Filipinos to have easy ac-
cess to world-class beauty solutions,
Flawless is one of the few aesthetic
establishments in Asia that offers pa-
tients the revolutionary and industry-
leading gold standard laser diode
technologyLight Sheera service
that Divine personally recommends to
all her followers. Im everywhere
literally. Because of Ang Latest and
Becky Nights, kung saan saan ako na-
papadpad na mga events. At alam na-
man natin na ang peg ng mga damit ko
kung kadalasan eh short kung short.
Isa sa mga reasons kaya malakas ang
loob ko magdamit ng mga ganyan ay
dahil alam kong walang mga hair na
naghehello sa legs and underarms
ko.Lee enthusiastically shares more
about the service. Not to mention
they have laser hair removal lifetime
packages na talagang matipid com-
pared to a per session treatment.
Although the latest trend sees laser
hair removal as a treatment for vanitys
sake, many people genuinely have is-
sues with excessive hair and laser hair
removal can act
as a
l egi t i -
mate solution
for both men and women
of a whole range of ages. For
me kasi, theres no reason not
to look erce na nowadays.
Kahit si ate o kuyang student
carry na niya magpakaerce
especially with Flawless na
super affordable ang services.
Until Oct. 31, you can enjoy
up to 10 percent off on every session
of laser hair removal and up to 40 per-
cent off on lifetime packages.
Matteo Guidicelli and
Drew Arellano in Maui
Celebrity triathletes Matteo Guidi-
celli and Drew Arellano will go to the
prestigious XTERRA Off-road Triath-
lon Global Championship in Maui as
part of the Vaseline Men XTERRA
Philippine Team.
Matteo, who had just started with
the sport in the last nine months, has
already shown so much promise and
has gained the respect of fellow tri-
athletes. Drew, on the other hand,
has been a triathlete for more than
four years now and has competed in
around 20 competitions both here and
abroad. Both have also competed in
the Vaseline Men XTERRA Weekend
in Liloan, Cebu, where they were able
to prove that they are ready to take on
the international triathlon circuit.
This year, both Matteo and Drew
will take their triathlon experience
one step further as they become a part
of the Vaseline Men XTERRA Philip-
pine Team, which will represent the
country in the XTERRA global cham-
pionship in Maui on Oct. 28. They will
be joined by Coach Noy Jopson and
two other triathletes who will be se-
lected via the Vaseline Men XTERRA
Tri-Outs Camp: Race to Maui.
Held at Timberland Heights in San
Mateo, Rizal, the Vaseline Men XTER-
RA Tri-Outs Camp: Race to Maui is a
three-day camp which included seven
grueling Warm Up and Tri-Challenges
to test and prepare participants for the
actual competition. It was participated
in by Matteo, Drew, Coach Noy and
seven of the countrys best triathletes
who are competing for the two cov-
eted slots: swimbikerun.phs Carlos
De Guzman, Second Winds Hector
Yuzon, Takbo.phs Jinoe Gavan, ul-
tramarathoner Mark Hernandez, chi-
ropractor Dr. Martin Camara, Health
Food president Raffy Zamora, and
Sutherland Global Services corporate
training manager Redg Plopinio.
The public can also take part by vot-
ing for their favorite triathlete among
the seven. All they need to do is log
in to Vaseline Mens YouTube page
at www.youtube.com/vaselinemenph,
and watch the journey and struggles of
the camps participants. After which,
they can vote for the athletes who they
feel will best represent the country by
clicking on the voting link.
Each vote casted will help decide
the two winners of the training camp.
The public votes are equivalent to 50
percent of each athletes score with
the judges votes and their actual per-
formance during the three-day camp
equivalent to the other 50 percent. The
two athletes with the highest scores by
Oct. 18 will join Coach Noy, Matteo
and Drew in this once-in-a-lifetime
chance to represent the Philippines
in the highly prestigious XTERRA
World Championships in Maui. The
remaining two triathletes who will
join Coach Noy, Matteo and Drew will
be announced online by Oct. 19.
Aside from raising Filipino pride,
two lucky voters of the two nal cho-
sen triathletes will also get a chance to
win P50,000 each in the electronic raf-
e. Voting will ended on Oct. 17 and
the electronic draw will be tomorrow.
The winners will be announced in the
Vaseline Men Facebook page (www.
facebook.com/vaselinemenph). Lee: Hair free forever
Drew Arellano Matteo Guidicelli
launches morning show