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Ranking Red exec
named party-list
third nominee
Govt, MILF
to nalize
annexes on
peace deal
No more early notices on disqualied party-lists JBC backtracks on ban
on airing live interviews
Non-priority
of libel bills
upsets solons
Misuari to plead
before UN, OIC
WEATHER
LPA off Surigao
Oil price rollback
A LOW-pressure area on Monday threat-
ened to develop into a tropical cyclone over
the week to affect the Visayas and northern
Mindanao, the weather bureau said.
The disturbance, once it develops into a
cyclone, will be named Ofel. It is likely to
become a cyclone in the next 36 hours and
make landfall after four to ve days.
The disturbance was spotted at 620
kilometers east of Hinatuan City, Surigao
del Sur, embedded along an inter-tropical
convergence zone.
By Alena Mae Flores
OIL companies announced a rollback
of up to P0.90 in the pump prices of
gasoline effective at a six a.m. today as
world oil prices have declined because
of a glut in supply as against consump-
tion, ofcials said on Monday.
Shell, Petron, Phoenix Petroleum
and Eastern Petroleum issued sepa-
rate advisories to cut the prices of
premium and unleaded gasoline by
Disgruntled group. Members of the Moro National Liberation Front slam the peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Davao City on
Sunday, calling it a sham. AP
Another disgruntled group. Members
of the communist New Peoples Army hurdle
an obstacle course at the end of their military
training in a jungle hideout in this le photo.
Message. President Benigno Aquino III delivers a message during
his meeting with some members of the Filipino community in Auck-
land, New Zealand. (Story on A3)
Preparation. Members of the Manila Police Districts bomb squad
prepare for the Edil Al Adha holiday on Oct. 26. Danny Pata
By Joyce Pangco Paares
THE negotiating panels of the
government and the Moro Is-
lamic Liberation Front will
meet next month to nalize
the annexes on power-sharing,
wealth-sharing and the decom-
missioning of some 11,000
MILF rebels, an ofcial said
on Monday.
The three annexes would be
nished before the end of the
year to pave the way for the
signing of a nal peace agree-
ment with the MILF, presi-
dential peace adviser Teresita
Deles said.
Both parties, through their
technical working groups, expect
to nish the three annexes by the
end of the year, Deles said.
MILF chief negotiator Mo-
hagher Iqbal earlier said the
MILF would have to decide on
the process of decommission-
ing its ghters to put the Bang
By Rey E. Requejo
THE Judicial and Bar Council on Monday agreed to reconsider its
decision to reverse its previous ban on the airing of the public inter-
views of the aspirants for associate justice of the Supreme Court.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, an ex-ofcio member of the
eight-member council representing the Executive department, said
television and radio networks would be allowed to air the interviews
provided they complied with the requirements already set during
the interview of candidates for chief justice in July this year.
The council made the decision even as it starts today, Tues-
day, its public interviews of the candidates for a vacant seat at
the high court.
De Lima said the councils earlier decision to return to the pre-
vious ban on the media coverage of the interviews was based on
information that no media network is interested anymore for the
live broadcast.
By Maricel V. Cruz
THE minority bloc in the
House of Representatives on
Monday expressed dismay
over the House leaders posi-
tion not to give priority to the
pending bills on libel.
Rep. Danilo Suarez of Que-
zon said it was a sad news
that Speaker Feliciano Bel-
monte Jr., a former journalist,
was not keen on supporting
those measures.
Suarez said he supported
President Aquinos stand to
decriminalize the offense by
instituting amendments to it.
Yes, I support efforts in the
Lower House to decriminalize
libel. The freedom of expres-
sion is enshrined in our Consti-
tution, Suarez said.
Belmonte on Saturday de-
clared that the pending bills
By Joyce Pangco Paares
THE Anakpawis party-list announced on Mon-
day that it was adding the name of Randall Echa-
nis, a political consultant of the Communist Party
of the Philippines-National Democratic Front, as
its third nominee, a move which observers say
could hasten the integration of the left into the
political mainstream.
Echanis, also the secretary-general of the Ki-
lusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas, joined eight
other nominees as Anakpawis representatives,
Rexie Fontanilla, quoting Misuari,
said the United Nations would be the
MNLFs nal alternative to seek inde-
pendence in Mindanao in view of the
unconstitutional signing of the frame-
work agreement between the govern-
ment and the Moro Islamic Liberation
Front, a rebel group that broke away
from the MNLF.
He said Misuari was also planning
to attend the Organization of Islamic
Cooperations general assembly in
November to consult Islamic leaders
on the stature of the Philippines.
Misuari will be consulting with
the OIC leaders on what solutions are
best for the country, Fontanilla said.
The framework agreement is be-
yond the bounds of the constitutional
process when it expanded the authori-
By Joel E. Zurbano
THE Elections commission would
no longer announce the party-list
groups it will disqualify unless a
nal resolution had been signed by
all of the poll bodys commission-
ers, group Chairman Sixto Brillan-
tes Jr. said on Monday.
He said that decision was
made after House Speaker Feli-
ciano Belmonte Sr. asked him to
stop announcing premature in-
formation on disqualied party-
list groups.
He had this request not to
announce any party-list group
group that would be disquali-
ed, Brillantes said.
He said they would only an-
nounce any disqualication once
the commission, meeting as a
group, issued a resolution signed
by all members so the affected
parties could obtain a copy of the
decision and proceed to the Su-
preme Court to appeal it.
The reason for this is be-
cause once we announce these
[decisions], people will run to us
and get a copy, Brillantes said.
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So be it,
Enrile on
ouster yarn
By Macon R. Araneta
SENATE President Juan Ponce
Enrile on Monday shrugged off
a warning by Senator Miriam
Defensor Santiago that his days
as leader of the chamber are
numbered if he continues to
block the passage of administra-
tion measures such as the sin tax
and reproductive health bills.
So be it, Enrile said in a
radio interview after he was
asked about the prospects for
his ouster.
On Sunday, Santiago told ra-
dio dzBB that it was natural for
President Benigno Aquino III to
entertain thoughts of replacing
Enrile with someone more sup-
portive of his legislative agenda.
Thats a perfectly natural
conclusion that the President
might draw. So that will happen.
I think theyre just waiting for
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By Francisco Tuyay
FORMER MNLF Chairman Nur Misuari had
no options left but to appeal for independence
in Mindanao before the United Nations, his
lawyer said on Monday.
ty of autonomy in Mindanao, he said
of Misuaris comments on the treaty.
Misuari has said the MNLF was
betrayed when it was left out of the
negotiations for peace between the
government and the MILF. He said
the deal signed by the government
and the MILF was a conspiracy
among the Philippine government,
the MILF and Malaysia.
Misuari had led the MNLF when
it signed a peace agreement with the
government in 1996. He is also a for-
mer governor of the Autonomous Re-
gion in Muslim Mindanao that Presi-
dent Benigno Aquino III has called a
failed experiment.
In November 2001 Misuari ac-
cused the government of reneging on
its peace agreement with the MNLF
and attacked in Sulu and Zamboanga
City, where more than 100 people
were killed. He then escaped to Ma-
laysia but was later arrested and de-
ported to the Philippines.
In Malacaang, presidential
spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the
administration was condent that the
government had the full support of the
OIC despite Misuaris plan to appeal
before it.
I think the visit of the secretary
general of the OIC here was a clear
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JBC...
However, during the groups
meeting on Monday its members
unanimously agreed to reconsid-
er such decision and again allow
the interviews to be broadcast.
So it really depends on the
interest of the networks espe-
cially the major networks, De
Lima said.
If they express interest to
cover live, we will not deny that
as long as we follow the rule that
only one camera will be inside
the room and the other networks
will just hook up.
De Lima said the council would
remain true to its vow of transpar-
ency in its selection processes,
especially following the public
interest generated by the earlier
selection for the next the chief jus-
tice following the impeachment of
Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Transparency and openness
is the interest of the JBC, De
Lima said.
We take it as a good sign that
the people are interested to really
know the qualications and t-
ness of each and every aspirant
for posts in the Supreme Court,
whether chief justice or associate
justice, which is still one of the
highest posts in the land.
The council made the decision
after the group Supreme Court
Appointments Watch appealed
its decision to again ban the me-
dia from airing the interviews of
the candidates for justices of the
Supreme Court.
In its letter on Friday, the
watchdog described the coun-
cils decision as backsliding
and regression and a major
setback in the efforts to en-
hance the transparency in the
appointments process.
The group said the media cover-
age of the interviews of the candi-
dates for chief justice earlier this
year has shown that there is no
compelling reason for the JBC to
disallow live media coverage of
the upcoming interviews.
Oil...
P0.90 per liter, regular gaso-
line by P0.40 per liter, diesel by
P0.35 per liter and kerosene by
P0.25 per liter.
Prices in the world market
softened last week ... we have
highest inventory in the region
in 27 weeks coupled with low
demand, said Phoenix Petro-
leum Assistant Vice President
Raymond Zorilla.
Prior to the rollback, unlead-
ed gasoline sells from P50.85
to P58.77 per liter, diesel from
P42.55 to P44.90 per liter and
kerosene from P50.90 to P57.48
per liter. The prices vary depend-
ing on the location of the station,
brand and other market forces.
The rollback allowed consum-
ers to recover from a price increase.
Last week, oil companies increased
prices of premium and unleaded
gasoline by P0.70 per liter, regular
gasoline by P0.60 per liter and die-
sel by P0.30 per liter.
Gasoline prices in the region
dropped to $124 per barrel from
$128 per barrel last October 15,
while diesel dropped to $131
per barrel from $132 per barrel
last October 18, ofcials said.
The United States is now sit-
ting on more oil supplies than
it has since 1990. And yet our
demand for it is at close to a 15-
year lowa result of economic
weakness and increased energy
efciency, an energy analyst said.
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Testifying before Osmeas
panel, Public Works Secre-
tary Rogelio Singson said steel
bridges were well suited to long-
span structures that were longer
than 30 meters.
He said using steel was an
advantage in the urban areas be-
cause steel bridges could be built
much faster.
In a privilege speech, Os-
mea earlier accused former
President and now Pampan-
ga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-
Arroyo and the key officials
from at least five government
agencies of spending P111
billion to build bridges when
they could have done itwith
only P50 billion.
The country has no steel
industry to speak of while our
cement industry is booming,
Osmea said.
The former administration
should have looked into this
as concrete bridges are not
only cheaper but would have
also generated thousands of
jobs and income for Filipinos
as well as tax revenues for the
government.
Senate probes bridge deals
SENATOR Sergio Osmea III on
Monday insisted that the previous
administrations wasted money
building steel bridges when they
could have used concrete instead,
and even as experts testied before
his panel that there were advantages
to using steel.
Bridge matters. Former Finance Secretary Margarito Teves, left,
and Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson testify on the bridge
construction contracts during the Arroyo administration. EY ACASIO
But Philippe Gouvary,
the resident manager of the
Eiffel-Matiere consortium,
said the maintenance of con-
crete bridges had always been
problematic because of hu-
midity and rain, which he said
eventually destroyed those
structures.
When your concrete is
not protected against the rain,
against humidity...your bridge
will be damaged, he said.
But Osmea said there
was no need to spend huge
amounts on steel bridges
when the government could
have concrete bridges.
Steel may be more durable,
but its more expensive, Os-
mea said.
Why buy a Mercedes Benz
when what is needed is a Toyo-
ta? At least I can have two Toy-
otas for one Mercedces. The
difference is two is to one.
Macon Ramos Araneta and
Maricel V. Cruz
Comelec...
But what if we had no copies
to give? How could they go to the
Supreme Court if they didnt have
a copy of the decision?
Last week, Belmonte chided the
commission for subjecting party-
list groups to torture. He said it
wasnt right for the Comelec to an-
nounce the party-list groups to be
disqualied and not name them.
It is not right, he said.
I will not be doing that if I
were in their shoes. I would just
do it and announce it. It is wrong
to announce I will disqualify
100...and then not name them for
weeks. That is harsh,
Belmonte said he sympathized
with the 56 party-list lawmakers
because they had been partners of
government in passing important
legislation.
I am 100-percent sympathetic
with the people who are already
here and whenever they ask me for
advice, I said the soundest advice
I can give is that the Comelecs
ruling is still appealable to the Su-
preme Court, so do whatever you
think is proper, Belmonte said.
He said he understood that the
Comelec had to do piecemeal
scrutiny and decide on the dis-
qualication and accreditation
of the more than 100 party-list
groups that registered for the
2013 mid-term polls.
The Comelec has already dis-
qualied over 20 party-list groups
including Ako Bicol, the front-
runner in 2010.
Meanwhile, the Comelec is
giving newly-appointed com-
missioner Grace Padaca until
tomorrow, Wednesday, to re-
view and make a decision on the
party-list groups that earlier re-
ceived 3-3 votes from the com-
missioners.
For us to cancel accredita-
tion, it should be four votes or
the majority votes, Brillantes
said.
The Comelec has been screen-
ing more than 200 new and old
party-list groups and their nomi-
nees to cleanse the party-list sys-
tem, which has been criticized
as being dominated by bogus or-
ganizations or by groups whose
nominees are either multimil-
lionaires, former government of-
cials, or members of powerful
political clans.
Both marginalized and under-
privileged people are the target
beneciaries of the party-list sys-
tem that Republic Act 7941 pro-
vides for.
MILF...
samoro Islamic Armed Forces
beyond use.
Thats the hardest thing,
Iqbal said.
Deles and Iqbal made their
statements even as the Aquino
administration on Monday said it
planned to boost spending in Min-
danao to nance infrastructure
projects as a result of the signing
of a peace agreement between the
government and the MILF.
Budget Secretary Florencio
Abad said the government was
keen on doing a disbursement
acceleration plan especially for
the new Bangsamoro region that
was created following the peace
agreement.
The President wants to make
sure that in exchange for the
dividends generated by the peace
agreement, the MILF combatants
should be able to immediately,
directly and substantially feel the
benet of signing the agreement.
Iqbal said it would be a com-
munication problem explaining
the concept of normalization and
decommissioning to the MILF
ghters, most of whom had lost
relatives and loved ones to the
conict in Mindanao.
It is matter of explaining the
nuances and dynamics of the
terms used, in particular decom-
missioning and putting the BIAF
beyond use, he said.
He dismissed talk that the MILF
ghters would not be able to live
without guns after more than two de-
cades of ghting the government.
That is a sweeping statement,
Iqbal said.
Who is in need of rearms if
everything is peaceful?
Government chief negotiator
Marvic Leonen said the process
of decommissioning the MILF
forces should be nished before
2016.
The annexes will complete
the Oct. 15 framework agree-
ment signed by Iqbal and Le-
onen, which says a political
entity to be called Bangsamoro
will be established to replace the
Autonomous Region in Muslim
Mindanao, which President Be-
nigno Aquino III has called a
failed experiment.
Deles said Mr. Aquino would
issue an executive order in two
to three weeks to create a Tran-
sition Commission that will
craft the Bangsamoro Basic
Law. The commission would be
composed of eight representa-
tives from the MILF and seven
from the government, including
a slot for a representative from
the Moro National Liberation
Front. With Bernadette Lunas
Cybercrime...
led seeking to decriminalize libel
was not the leaderships prioritym
saying that Congress might not have
the material time to act on them.
Frankly, I dont think theres
enough time to pass them, Belmon-
te told the Manila Standard.
Congress goes on a three-week
break and will resume session on
November 5.
Belmonte had earlier said the
leadership still has to consult its
members to come up with a collec-
tive stand on the issue.
Belmonte, vice chairman of the ad-
ministrations Liberal Party, said that the
position of President Aquino to decrimi-
nalize libel would not necessarily mean
the stand of the leadership neither his
personal position as speaker.
Mr. Aquino had said he was inclined
to support the decriminalization of li-
bela position that came out a month
after he signed the Cybercrime Preven-
tion Act, which increased the penalty for
online libel to four to eight years in jail.
Initially, Mr. Aquino said he saw
nothing wrong with a the laws li-
bel provision, saying a libel must be
punished whether it was through the
traditional media or on the Internet.
But the President appeared to
have backed down when he made
the announcement of support, say-
ing he could not do a line veto on the
Cybercrime bill to remove the penal
provisions on libel.
Enrile...
something. Wait for it, Santiago
said. Denitely his time horizon
will grow shorter if the two bills are
not passed.
On the sin tax bill, Santiago
said hers is the closest to the
Finance Department version be-
cause both intend to raise P60
billion in additional revenues
for the government.
Enrile said Santiagos bill
was a good starting point, but
this must be adjusted so as not
to damage the industries being
taxed.
We have start with the bill
that gives the highest yield to
the government. Now, it is up
to the members to scale it down
to the level they think is reason-
able enough and effective to
generate revenues for the gov-
ernment. It should be reasonable
enough not to destroy industry,
Enrile said.
Enrile also said the tax burden
should be proportionately distrib-
uted among various products that
would bear it.
You have to be equitable on
both sides of the coin. We have
different quality of consumers.
There are cigarettes for which
the consumers are the poor.
There are cigarettes in which the
consumers are the rich, Enrile
said.
Also on Monday, Enrile
praised the Financial Action
Task Force for leaving the Phil-
ippines off its black list.
Ranking...
led by fellow militant leaders
Fernando Hicap and Joel Man-
glungsod.
Hicap is the chairperson of Pa-
malakaya, an alliance of activist
sherfolks, while Manglungsod
represented Anakpawis in the
15th Congress (2010).
Pamalakaya and Anakpawis
are two of several organizations
under the umbrella of the NDF, a
coalition of progressive social
and economic justice organiza-
tions, agricultural unions, trade
unions, indigenous rights groups,
leftist political parties, and other
related groups.
Other groups under the NDF
which had successfully entered
mainstream politics through the
partylist system include the Al-
liance of Concerned Teachers,
Anakbayan, Bagong Alyansang
Makabayan or BAYAN, Bayan
Muna, KMP, Gabriela, Kabataan
and the Kalipunan ng Damayang
Mahihirap or Kadamay.
As this developed, the military
reported that four army soldiers
from the 43rd Infantry Battalion,
8th Infantry Division (8ID) in
Samar were killed in an armed
encounter against elements of
the New Peoples Army over the
weekend.
Capt. Gene R. Orense, chief
of Division Public Affairs Of-
ce, said the encounter happened
in the vicinity of Brgy. Ramon,
Gandara.
Orense said the soldiers were
members of the Bayanihan
Teams performing peace and de-
velopment activities in close co-
ordination and collaboration with
the local government unit.
He identied the slain soldiers
as Sgt. Ruel Aranquel of Tagad-
taraqn, Burauen, Leyte, Pfc. Ru-
ben Gajes of Katarungan, Ubay,
Bohol, Pfc. Narciso Pabunan of
Lokilokon, Paranas, Samar and
Pfc. Joey Panoy of Geratag, San
Jose, Northern Samar.
The gunre, which lasted for
about 30 minutes, wounded two
other government troops while an
undetermined number of casual-
ties were recorded on the NPA
side, according to Orense.
Despite these developments,
Malacanang said it welcomes the
participation of Echanis in the
political exercise.
We have always maintained
that a non-violent participa-
tion in the political mainstream
would certainly be welcome
from whatever sector you come
from - whether from the extreme
right or from the extreme left,
presidential spokesman Edwin
Lacierda said.
Because you acknowledge the
legitimacy of the process, you ac-
knowledge the existing laws and
therefore, any participation from
previous rebels identied with ei-
ther extreme left or extreme right
would certainly be welcome to
us, Lacierda added.
Clarita Santos, the executive
director of the Center for Politi-
cal and Democratic Reforms and
a full-time professor at the Uni-
versity of the Philippines, said
there was nothing extraordinary
of militant groups joining the
electoral process.
That is how democracy works
- we allow all colors to partici-
pate, whether red or yellow or
other colors. We allow all voices
to be heard and we let the elector-
ate decide, Carlos said.
Government chief negotiator
Alexander Padilla, a lawyer, said
there was no legal impediment to
the congressional bid of Echanis,
even as Philippine Army spokes-
man Maj. Harold Cabunoc said it
was better for other insurgents to
follow Echanis example and join
the political exercise instead of
ghting the government.
This might be even better for
him...Legally there is nothing
that bars him from running, Pa-
dilla said.
We welcome such endeavor,
Cabunoc. We respect his aspi-
rations for a political position
which is part of the democratic
process.
Cabunoc also urged other in-
surgents to participate in the elec-
toral process and abandon the
armed struggle.
In 2008, the military arrested
Echanis, who had a P5 million
bounty on his head, for his re-
ported involvement in the killing
of 67 people during an alleged in-
ternal purge within the New Peo-
ples Army in Inopacan, Leyte
more than two decades ago.
The CPP-NDF invoked the
Joint Agreement on Security and
Immunity Guarantees to seek his
release as a political consultant to
the peace process.
Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mari-
ano said Echanis was never con-
victed of the trumped up charg-
es leveled against him by the
administration of then President
Gloria Arroyo.
Those charges are not true.
They were part of the political
repression of the past administra-
tion, Mariano. He (Echanis) has
never advocated violence.
Echanis was eventually re-
leased in August 2009 through
the Jasig mechanism but the mul-
tiple-murder charges against him
were not extinguished.
Mariano said his group is still
waiting for the Comelec to ac-
credit his group.
But I am condent we will be
accredited again because there is
no doubt that we really represent
marginalized sectors.
With reports from Francis-
co Tuyay, Ronald Reyes and
Florante Solmerin
Misuari...
signal that the Organization of
Islamic Cooperation was a sig-
nal of support, he said.
It is [Misuaris] right to [ap-
peal], but as far as we are con-
cerned...the [OIC] secretary
general expressed keen interest
when we were about to have a
framework agreement signed.
Fontanilla said the craft-
ing of the framework agree-
ment between the government
and the MILF overlapped the
MNLFs 1996 peace agree-
ment with the government. He
suggested that the government
should have polished the 1996
peace deal to iron out what-
ever its differences were with
the MILF.
Misuari on Saturday and
Sunday hosted a summit at the
Crocodile Farm in Davao City,
where he spoke of non-violence
over the problems confronting
the people of Mindanao.
Fontanilla said the summit
was jampacked, and that it was
attended by ARMM ofcials
and leaders from Sulu province.
Fontanilla said Misuari asked
his followers not to resort to
violence, although they were
reported to be contemplating
engaging the MILF for betray-
ing their aspirations for lasting
peace in Mindanao.
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EU backs peace with P312m
IN BRIEF
Paje poison letter disowned
PH 3
rd
worst in risk index
Buglas festival. Participants to the annual Buglasan Festival in Dumaguete City, touted as one of the countrys most colorful festivals, parade
before the crowd. The word buglasan is derived from buglas -- tall, napier-like reeds which used to abound in the island of Negros. TEDDY PELAEZ
Roxas taps
two more
deputies
PRESIDENT Aquino has
appointed a former Cebu
City administrator and a
transportation official as un-
dersecretaries in the Depart-
ment of Interior and Local
Government.
Rafael Santos and former
Cebu City administrator Fran-
cisco Fernandez will join the
team of Secretary Manuel
Roxas II in the DILG.
Roxas said Santos will
serve as the DILGs super-
vising undersecretary while
Fernandez will focus on is-
sues involving informal set-
tlers, people with disabilities
and labor sector.
Santos served as ofcer-
in-charge of the transporta-
tion department until Sec-
retary Joseph Emilio Abaya
assumed the post.
Roxas said he plans to ap-
point another undersecretary
for public safety, which will
bring to four the number of
DILG undersecretaries, with
Austere Panadero in charge of
local government.
The 52 year old Fernandez
was head of the Presidential
Commission for the Urban
Poor during the administra-
tion of Mr. Aquinos mother,
the late president Corazon
Aquino.
He also helped campaign for
Mr. Aquino and Roxas during
the 2010 elections.
Prior to his appointment,
Fernandez served as execu-
tive director of the Cebu-
based Pagtambayayong
Foundation Inc. which assist-
ed grassroots communities
through low-cost housing and
livelihood. Joyce Paares
Aquino sets out
for NZ mission
RH bill supporters press
for its OK before Xmas
THE employees union of the Department
of Environment and Natural Resources
has disavowed authorship of a letter call-
ing on the Commission on Appointments
to disapprove or not to conrm the ap-
pointment of Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje.
At the same time, the DENREU af-
rmed its continuing support for Sec-
retary Pajes leadership, as it urged the
newspapers that published the article
about the alleged letter to correct or rec-
tify the report.
In a resolution unanimously approved
by the 15-member Board of Directors on
Oct. 17, 2012, the DENREU denied having
knowledge, information or participation in
making any letter or statement that called on
the CA not to conrm Pajes appointment.
The DENREU issued Resolution No.
2012-12 in reaction to published news re-
ports that a letter, purportedly authored
by concerned ofcers and members of the
DENR Employees Union, had been sent to
Senator Sergio Osmena, a member of the
CA, and Sen. Koko Pimentel, detailing
the reasons on why they were blocking the
conrmation of Paje. Othel Campos
By Maricel V. Cruz
ADVOCATES of the reproduc-
tive health bill on Monday urged
President Benigno Aquino III
to endorse its approval in both
chambers of Congress.
We renew our call for certi-
cation. From the start (he) has
supported the bill calling it re-
sponsible parenthood bill, Al-
bay Rep. Edcel Lagman, principal
author of House Bill 4244, told a
radio interview.
He said the measure should
be acted upon before the Christ-
mas break, noting that a quorum
would be difcult to obtain next
year when lawmakers get busy for
the election.
After second reading, the
bill is printed. After three days,
it will be voted on at third read-
ing, Lagman said, worried that
nobody might be around for the
proceedings in January 2013.
The House leadership last week
presented Lagmans bill that gave
priority to the poor households
to guarantee reproductive health
care services, and to provide -
nancial inncentive to those avail-
ing of natural methods.
While the Lagman formula
encompasses universal access,
fertility control, sexual educa-
tion and maternal health care, it
has polarized experts, academics,
religious institutions, and major
political gures supporting and
opposing it.
A contentious provision deals
with distributing contraceptives
to the poorest of the poor screened
under the National Household
Targeting System for Poverty Re-
duction.
In the 14th Congress, the RH
bill was opposed by the Catholic
Church and pro-life advocates.
Lagmans bill was led on Feb.
21, 2011.
But RH proponents saw no
adulteration given the Lagman
bill championing the informed
choice of couples.
EU Ambassador Guy Ledoux
said in a statement that the nan-
cial support will ease poverty in
the poorest sector in Mindanao,
especially during crucial transi-
tion phase following the signing
of the Framework Agreement be-
tween the Philippine government
and the Moro rebels.
As a major development part-
ner in poverty alleviation in Mind-
anao since 1990, this grant s a
strong re-afrmation of the Euro-
pean Unions support to the devel-
opment of Mindanao, and this will
no doubt continue in the light of
the recent peace framework agree-
ment, Ledoux said, at the sideline
of the signing and turnover cer-
emony between EU and WFP on
Monday in Quezon City.
Under the Aid to Uprooted
People Program of the UN, the
P312-million will bankroll a a
livelihood project for two years.
The EU contribution will pro-
vide resettlement to displaced
people and support their longer-
term recovery, Ledoux said.
Through this initiative, small
scale granaries as well as food-
and cash-for-work activities will
be carried out for agricultural
cooperatives, farmers, and sh-
ermen, and provide them with
production, post-harvest, and
value-chain support. Projects
such as watershed management,
reforestation, and agro-forestry
will be promoted in the interior
uplands to ensure a better living
environment for the internally
displaced persons.
Mangrove replantation and
biodiversity restoration and con-
servation will be further strength-
ened in coastal communities.
WFP will lead the programs
implementation in close collabo-
ration with the DSWD, Depart-
ment of Agriculture, Department
of Agrarian Reform, and Depart-
ment of Environment and Natu-
ral Resources.
The WFP Philippine representa-
tive and country director Stephen
Anderson, for his part, expressed
gratitude to the EU for its continu-
ous assistance to the country in or-
der for the government to achieve
peace in Mindanao.
We are very grateful to the
EU for their continuous assistance
to WFP and its work in the Phil-
ippines. As we know, the EU has
been awarded the Nobel Peace
Prize for advancing peace in Eu-
rope. In part, the EU in the Philip-
pines is proactively promoting the
Mindanao peace process through
this signicant and timely EU
grant, which will enable WFP to
helpconict-affected communities
quickly recover and rebuild, An-
derson said.
The Social Welfare Secre-
tary Corazon Soliman for her
part said that the EUs support
through DSWDs partner, WFP,
is a welcome development which
is expected to boost and com-
plement the Philippines efforts
achieve sustainable peace and
development in Mindanao.
The Moro Islamic Libera-
tion Front (MILF) is greatly en-
couraged by the show of support
for the peace process. This as-
sistance will facilitate the work
ahead, as we move towards
achieving peace and develop-
ment for the Bangsamoro. The
MILF greatly appreciates the
help EU has extended to promote
peace in Mindanao, and to im-
prove the living conditions of the
people, especially the internally
displaced persons, chairman of
the MILF Negotiation Panel Mo-
hagher Iqbal.
The EU grant comes on top of
the grant of P462 million to sup-
port the peace process in Mind-
anao as announced by Ledoux in
July 2012. The earlier grant will
nance the humanitarian, reha-
bilitation and development com-
ponent of the International Moni-
toring Team (IMT), where EU is
one of the major stakeholders.
SENATOR Edgardo Angara calls on a
revitalized state of readiness over the re-
sults of the World Risk Index of the 2012
World Disasters Report, which ranked
the Philippines third out of 173 countries
next to Vanuatu and Tonga.
Angara, chairman of Senate Committee
on Science and Technology, cited the need
for radical approaches for public safety.
We must focus on long-term solutions
that will reduce our risks and vulnerabili-
ties--and prevent disastrous impacts from
happening again, he said.
Science and technology plays a more
signicant role in this regard, now more
than ever.
Angara said a comprehensive contin-
gency plan involved training on all levels
of emergency management and response,
utilization of Information and Commu-
nications Technology in dissemination,
rescue operations and relief efforts as
well as adopting best practices from other
countries like Japan, Korea, Taiwan and
even the US. Macon Araneta
By Joyce Paares
PRESIDENT Aquino said the
Philippines, which has no dairy
industry, will seek stronger eco-
nomic ties with New Zealand,
one of the major exporters of milk
products to our country.
Presidential Communications
Development Secretary Ramon
Carandang said the Philippines
and New Zealand have a thriv-
ing economic relationship but
people from both countries seem
unaware of it.
They are quite surprised to
learn, for example, that the Phil-
ippines is probably the third or
fourth largest market for their
milk products. We have a thriving
economic relationship with New
Zealand but the problem is people
are not aware of these economic
links, Carandang said.
Carandang travelled with
Aquino during his state visit to
New Zealand, which included
business meetings with New
Zealands Energy Development
Corp and Alliance Select Foods
International. Aquino arrived in
Auckland on Sunday.
The president will proceed to
Wellington today for bilateral
meetings with Governor General
Jerry Mataparae and Prime Min-
ister John Key. He is scheduled to
leave for a state visit to Australia
on Wednesday.
Carandang said the Philippines
hope to explore cooperation in
agri-business and geothermal en-
ergy as well as technology trans-
fer regarding New Zealands do-
mestic dairy industry.
The Philippines is one of the
biggest producers of geothermal
power in the world so there may
be opportunities for Philippines
and New Zealand companies to
get together and cooperate on
things like that, Carandang said.
He said the two countries will
also be working to improve peo-
ple-to-people exchanges through
a visitor exchange program.
In broad strokes, we will provide
opportunities for Filipinos to come
here and get to know the country,
and for New Zealanders to come to
the Philippines and get to know our
country, Carandang said.
Sandigan award. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Ofce general manager Jose
Ferdinand Rojas II, left, awards the 1st Sandigan ng PCSO Award to Ariel R. De
Ocampo, assistant manager of the PCSOs Central Operations Department as part
of the week-long celebration of the charity agencys 78th anniversary that kicked off
Monday at the sweeptakes main ofce in Pasay City. At right is Romualdo Quinones,
acquired assets and investment manager. JOSEPH MUEGO
By Sara Fabunan
THE European Union has provided
P312-million in assistance to the United
Nations World Food Program to boost the
livelihood of 50,000 families displaced by
the past conict in Mindanao.
Corn overpricing, hoarding in Cagayan bared
AGRICULTURE Secretary Proceso Al-
cala has ordered a probe of alleged unfair
trade practices that distort corn supply
particularly in Cagayan Valley.
We received reports of price surge
and alleged corn hoarding, he said. I
have tasked the (Agriculture) Corn Pro-
gram to keep an eye on abnormalities in
pricing and investigate the reported corn
hoarding incidents in Isabela, he said
on Monday. But we have to consider
the situation in the world market. The
price of corn, worldwide, is on the rise
because of the US drought.
Alcala said grains and cereals sector
should recognize the people who toil in
the eld.
And it is only tting that farmers get
a fair share in the investments and la-
bor, he noted. But hoarding is another
matter that should be looked into.
Based on recent reports, corn buying
in Isabela is at P18 per kilo but traders
said the price ranged from P15 to P16
pesos given the good harvest.
Reports reaching the agriculture ofce
said a big trading house has been buying
corn stocks for export in case an authori-
zation is issued soon.
Local producers believe a bumper can
be achieved in the seccond semester giv-
en relatively fair weather.
The government projects corn output
in 2012 to reach 7.46 million metric tons
without any major weather disturbance
even as farmers expect 7.8 million MT
vis-a-vis a 6.5 million to 6.8 million MT
demand.
On record, corn production posted 6.97
million MT in 2011. Othel V. Campos
Alcala
Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
mst.lettertotheeditor@gmail.com OCTOBER 23, 2012 TUESDAY
A4
A NEW version of the
reproductive health bill has
been passed at the House
of Representatives. The
substitute bill takes into
consideration some of the
provisions opposed by the
bills critics in the past.
The substitute bill emphasizes
that poor families with little or
no access to RH information
would be made a priority and
that contraceptives that prevent
the implantation of a fertilized
ovum would be banned. No
target population is articulated.
It emphasizes that the State
must be open to life provided
that parents bring forth children
in a truly humane way. Age-
appropriate RH education
would begin in the sixth grade,
and parents have the option to
not allow their children to attend
these sessions.
House Speaker Feliciano
Belmonte, who as mayor of
Quezon City actively pursued
reproductive health projects but
who has been having a difcult
time steering his colleagues into
voting for the measure, described
this development as a denite
step forward.
Congress is on a two-week
break for the All Saints Day
holidays and will resume session
on November 5. Both Houses are
expected to discuss the bill on
that week.
The author of the original
House bill, Albay Rep. Edcel
Lagman, is satised that
the substitute bill, on which
amendments will be based,
contains the essence of the rst
bill that he led. Many of the
bills supporters are hopeful that
their gesture of accommodating
their critics ideas would send
the message that they only have
the best interest of the Filipinos
in mind.
There is little room for action.
If Congress truly wants to act on
the long overdue bill, it must do
so before the Christmas break.
Otherwise, the issue would
most likely be sidelined come
January when everybody is
focused on getting themselves
re-elected, or their spouses,
children and other relatives
elected in Congress or in other
posts.
Our lawmakers have time
and again shown us that they
could act with dispatch if
they need to, and want to.
One hundred eighty-eight of
them impeached a sitting chief
justice even as they have not
fully read and understood the
impeachment complaint. They
also surreptitiously passed a law
that would make it possible for
government to go after Internet
users who speak their minds in
cyberspace, and which would
penalize online libel even more
than the ofine kind. Many
Filipinos only got to know about
it when the measure was already
a law.
Those opposing the bill would
have little reason for doing so
since their points of contention
had been addressed by the
substitute version. Now if they
keep on shooting it down for the
usual moralistic and high-handed
reasons, then we would know that
they were never really sincere in
going into a dialogue in the rst
place.
Compromise
EDITORIAL
Not just about trees
IT IS easy to laud or dismiss Stings
decision to move his December 9
concert from the Mall of Asia Arena
to the Smart Araneta Coliseum,
purportedly in keeping with his staunch
advocacy to save the environment. The
MOA Arena is owned by the SM Group,
which is being accused of destroying
trees in Baguio City.
Those who lauded Stings decision
noted how powerful celebrities could
wield their inuence positively to call
attention to certain important causes.
Those who criticized Stings decision
pointed out the misinformation that
has surrounded the whole Baguio tree-
balling issue. Activists couldnt help
but jeer the hypocrisy of local celebrities
among them supposedly staunch pro-
environment activists like Jim Paredes
who have continued to perform at the
MOA Arena or other SM malls, endorse
SM companies, or patronize SM malls.
On the other hand, supporters of SM
decried the mass generalization that is
being made about the whole SM group
in the process conveniently, glossing
over the many great things that the
whole group has done and is doing for
the country.
Its actually pointless for SM to
argue with Sting or his fans, or with
the environmentalists on this one. The
people who cheered Stings decision to
move his concert out of SM property
have already made up their minds
about SMs culpability a long time
ago, and there is nothing that can make
them change their mind about what
has already happened. Arguing over
the exact number of trees affected,
where the trees will be relocated, or
how the balling will be conducted only
reinforces the perception that SM is
fudging. Projecting itself as the victim
does not hack it either.
I think the issue is not really just
the 182 trees at SM Baguio, its the
fact that in the minds of many people,
SM has killed the many things that
used to dene our cities. For instance,
SM Baguio virtually killed the small
cafes and quaint stores around Session
Road. Because there is now a SM Mall
in practically all the key cities in the
country - and these malls have become
the de facto center of the social scene
in these cities - there are hardly any
dening differences among them.
Of course the activists will milk the
Sting decision dry. Thats what activists
are supposed to do ght and champion
causes every single opportunity they
could get. We should not begrudge them
this rare opportunity. Besides, what did
it really cost SM, anyway? The public
relations mileage that Stings decision
generated will not make an impact on
SMs operations, thats for sure. As the
issue boiled over in cyberspace over
the weekend, most SM malls were still
bursting to the seams as most stores
were on sale. In fact, I will bet my last
peso that many if not most of those who
hailed Stings decision frequent SM
malls and see no contradiction in doing
so.
I am not saying that we should just
leave things as they are. But the way
for SM to redeem itself and win this
recurring public relations problem is
to actually go all out in becoming a
green conglomerate. For instance,
it should ban all plastic in its malls
regardless of whether or not there are
local ordinances that support the move.
SM can really be at the forefront of the
Save Mother Earth campaign it has
the venue, the resources, and the power
to do so. Imagine if all SM malls were
designed to be environment-friendly,
if it plants more trees around its malls
(or design their malls around the
natural topography rather than leveling
everything to erect the current box-like
structures), etc.
SM says it has planted tens of
thousands of trees in Baguio. Planting
trees is not enough; educating people
about the need to make the planting and
the nurturing of trees a collaborative
effort is more important. In fact, the
balling of 182 trees negates the message
that SM has planted thousands of trees
it reinforces the notion that SM is only
planting trees to make amends rather
than being serious about promoting
environmentalism.
But yes, its a little strange that the
details of the SM Baguio tree-balling
issue remain contested many months
after the whole issue rst cropped
up. This is indicative of many things,
foremost of which is the utter inability
of government agencies to resolve
issues quickly and authoritatively. I
know that bureaucratic wrangling can
get hopelessly knotted and that inuence
peddling often presents unexpected
delays and twists, but seriously, couldnt
our authorities already resolve the issue
with nality?
Symbols
APPEARANCES can be deceiving,
they say. And sometimes, when
loaded political statements are
constantly being made, appearances
are truly meant to deceive.
Still, regardless of the supposed
diplomatic awkwardness they caused,
I wouldnt read too much into the
photographs showing President
Noynoy Aquino greeting Chinese
Deputy Foreign Minister Fu Ying
with one hand in his
pocket. At worst,
Aquino merely
proved once again
that he is a rube
and a hillbilly in
matters of protocol
when he met the
Chinese minister
in his usual wanna-
be-a-kanto boy
style; I am forced
to agree with Lady
Gaga, Aquinos
spokeswoman, that
the no harm, no
foul rule is in effect
here.
But since were on the subject
of symbolic gestures, I am more
concerned about Aquinos continued
wearing of the logo of his familys
franchise, the yellow ribbon. Aquino
did not only display the symbol of his
undying partisanship when Fu visited
himhe was also sporting the yellow
ribbon when he met the visiting
French prime minister, Jean-Marc
Ayrault, over the weekend.
Fu, who was once Chinese
ambassador to Manila, may understand
the Presidents refusal to wear a ag
pin like his predecessors. She may
have inwardly raised an eyebrow and
disapproved, but she would have at
least understood the context of Aquinos
symbol of divisiveness.
Ayrault, on the other hand, may
have been confused by the decoration
of the Philippine Presidents chest.
Because the super-patriotic French
are really particular about such things,
he may have even inquired as to the
yellow ribbons political meaning
and wondered why a head of state
could be so pettily partisan.
(Since were on the subject of
revealing photographs, as well, it
was truly painful to see pictures of
Ayrault bowing to the Philippine ag
as he trooped the line with Aquino
wearing his familys de facto seal.
Now that is a statesmanlike gesture to
a true national symbol, something that
Aquino could learn from.)
Ive said it before: Until Aquino
realizes that he is President of all
Filipinos and stops wearing his familys
divisive political badge, he will not win
any more adherents to his cause outside
of his captive base. The undeniable fact
remains that, regardless of how many
voted for Aquino in the 2010 elections,
still more voters chose other candidates
for President.
These people do not take kindly
to Aquinos continued display of
factionalism and division. And they
would appreciate a more inclusive,
conciliatory symbol, like the ag that all
Filipinos starting with their President
should display and respect.
That said, and given his control
of Congress, perhaps Aquino should
just have a law passed replacing the
old tricolor with a yellow ribbon ag.
Then he can wear his familys symbol
all he wantsand hear no more
quibbling about the matter from me.
* * *
Camp John Hay Development
Corp. has hit back at the state-owned
Bases Conversion and Development
Authority top honcho Arnel Casanova,
who claims that the agency never
received any upfront offer to settle its
suspended rental payments during
the period when
BCDA failed to do
its part. Since the
i mpl ement at i on
of the July 2008
Re s t r u c t u r i n g
Memorandum of
Agreement between
BCDA and its
private partner,
BCDA failed to
process and directly
issue the relevant
certicates, permits
and licenses,
including business
permits, building
permits, tree-cutting
permits and earth-balling permits
within the 30-day period guaranteed in
the agreement, as well as its obligation
to establish the One Stop Action Center.
Despite BCDAs failure to comply
with its obligations, CJHDevCo
dutifully complied with its own under
the RMOA, including payment of
its nancial obligations. However,
CJHDevCo could not indenitely
continue to do so, especially since
its ability to generate revenues and
attract investments was hampered by
BCDAs continuing failure to set up
a fully functional OSAC and to issue
the necessary permits and licenses
within 30 days.
Thus, starting in October 2009 and
until present, CJHDevCo decided
to suspend the payment of its rental
obligations, and notied BCDA of
the suspension. However, CJHDevCo
deposited in a Philippine Veterans
Bank account proportionate rental
payments in the amount of P97.4
million, according to the agreement.
CJHDevCo repeatedly tried to
reach out to BCDA and nd an
amicable solution to the long-running
Camp John Hay dispute, to no avail.
Up to the present day, there is still no
fully functional OSAC and the much-
needed permits and licenses still have
not been issued.
In letters dated Dec. 29, 2009
letter and May 28, 2010, CJHDevCo
called for the formation of the Joint
Committee to resolve the dispute as
provided for in the RMOA, but BCDA
adamantly rejected the proposal.
From March 2011 to November 2011,
CJHDevco negotiated with BCDA for a
proposed settlement that would involve
payment of the amount alleged to be
due from CJHDevCo, conditioned only
on BCDAs commitment to issue within
a 30-day period all business, building
and other developmental permits,
certicates and licenses, local and
national, from all government agencies
as already provided for in the RMOA.
BCDA refused.
Perhaps Aquino
should just have
a law passed
replacing the
old tricolor with
a yellow ribbon
ag.
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ARE WE THERE YET?
JOJO
A. ROBLES
LOWDOWN
OCTOBER 23, 2012 TUESDAY
A5 Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
mst.lettertotheeditor@gmail.com
I AGREE with the anti-political dynasty
advocates that so long as political
dynasties of fathers, wives, sons,
daughters, brothers, sisters, nephews
and even grandchildren of well-known
families are elected into ofce, we will
never have change in this country. We
will always end up with the political
elite ruling our nation.
I also agree that the anti-political
provision in the 1987 Constitution
expressly bans
political dynasties.
And since the
1987 Constitution
was ratied in a
plebiscite by the
people, then the will
of the people is that
dynasties must be
banned.
The problem is
that this provision
needs an enabling
law. And whos
supposed to enact
that law? Members
of Congress who are themselves
benetting from the dynasties!
This, for me, is the core of the
problem. The only remedy I see is that
Filipinos would not anymore vote for
the perpetuation of dynasties. But
thats easier said than done.
One reason is that political dynasties
have been good for the country most of
the time. You are talking about families
of means who can afford to send their
children and grandchildren to the
best schools. This enables them to
govern with the best credentials. Can
we expect a janitor who hardly earns
enough to keep body and soul together
to send his children to Ateneo, La Salle
or UP for degrees that prepare them for
high public ofce?
Dynasties are not bad, per se. It
depends upon the kind of people we
elect into public ofce.
In the United States, there were
political dynasties like the Kennedys.
They proved themselves capable of
governance. Here at home I can cite
the Binays, Magsaysays, Estradas,
Cayetanos, Pimentelseven the
Arroyos and the Aquinos as good
example of political dynasties.
So if the people vote for members
of political dynasties in the coming
elections, then that is their choice. We
live in a democracy, after all. If people
sell their votes to elite families, then
whose fault is that?
***
This party-list system that is
supposed to benet marginalized
sectors is indeed a joke.
If you read the transcript of the 1987
Constitution framed by conscripts
of the late President Cory Aquino,
youll know that this concept was
copied from the German Constitution
which had a parliamentary form of
government.
The idea was that in a parliamentary
form of government, all sectors of
society must be represented especially
the marginalized. Advocates of the
parliamentary form however lost
by one vote to those who wanted a
presidential, republican system like
what we now have.
So what the Comelec is now doing,
weeding out bogus groups, is a step in
the right direction.
My gulay, after all these years in
Congress, can these groups still claim
to be marginalized? They are getting
pork barrel of P70 million annually.
I wonder: how do the Leftist groups
spend their pork?
An example of a favored group
is Akbayan. Its members are well-
placed in the administration. How
can they claim to be marginalized?
Even its former
r e p r e s e n t a t i v e
to Congress,
Riza Hontiveros
Baraquel, is
running for the
Senate under
the fold of the
a dmi ni s t r a t i on
party.
Its a joke,
indeeda joke at
our expense. And
the President says
we are his bosses.
***
My good friend, actor and television
game program host Edu Manzano is up
in arms these days, and for good reason.
Edu found out to his utter dismay
that a condominium unit he bought
several years ago and which he wanted
to sell had been previously mortgaged
by the units original owner without his
knowledge, and that the second owner
that had sold the unit to him.
Bank of Commerce was the original
owner of the unit at the Renaissance
Center Platinum of Meralco Avenue in
Pasig City. The unit was later purchased
by real estate developer Tentra Inc.
which afterwards sold it to Edu.
I can relate to Edus predicament
because my wife and I had bought
a small unit at the BSA Twin Towers
Condominium in front of Asian
Development Bank in Pasig City,
whose owner-developer went into
bankruptcy. The little fortune my wife
and I bought that unit for went to sleep
until recently when the building was
completed. It happens so many times.
Recently, Edu found himself a buyer
who was ready to pay. However, the
deal fell through when Edu learned that
the unit had been mortgage by Bank of
Commerce to the Bangko Sentral ng
Pilipinas even before the bank sold it
to Tentra. On top of that, there was no
annotation about the loan from the BSP
in the title given to Tentra and later on
Edu.
How this happened is something
that the BOC executives may nd
difcult to explain to Edu. He is
irked, to say the least, by the whole
thing and especially about the
reported cavalier attitude of the bank
ofcials that Tentra representatives,
his broker and the buyer talked to
during a meeting at the BoC ofce.
My gulay, it would be interesting to
see how the bank can wiggle its way
out of this one.
Buyers beware!
Getting rid
of political dynasties
The Inclusive Mobility Challenge
IN MY last column on inclusive
mobility, published a few weeks ago, I
focused on the virtues of Guangzhous
integrated bus rapid transit, bike-
sharing, pedestrian-friendly
infrastructure, especially in comparison
to local experience. Clearly, inclusive
mobility needs government to reform
and revamp public transportation
and road/land use policy. Mobility
however is not a service that is solely
provided by governmentor by big
business, for that matter. Just as the
system can accommodate passengers
and pedestrians of any age, gender,
economic status, or physical ability, so
should inclusive mobility accommodate
service providers apart from large-
scale players like government and
transport companies, encouraging
entrepreneurship and innovation closer
to the ground and the end-user.
This was what the Inclusive
Mobility Challenge, whose awards
were handed out last September 21,
was about: encouraging entrepreneurs
and innovators to develop proposals,
especially those which can improve
the mobility (or access to mobility) of
those who need it the most: the poor,
the elderly and the disabled, women
and children. In todays Metro Manila,
their mobility is hampered by unsafe
roads, inconvenient public transport,
and the lack of safe pedestrian and
bike lanes, and disabled-friendly
infrastructure (e.g., wheelchair
ramps or elevators). These proposals,
depending on their objectives, had to
meet criteria of accessibility by the
end user, especially the marginalized;
affordability on a budget; and
environmental impactemphasizing
the Challenges objective of promoting
mobility of all, for all, by all.
Whereas BRT or its equivalents
would be a large-scale project, and the
province of a large agency (public or
private), these Challenge participants,
betting their startup-like status,
smaller in scale and scope, executed
on a budget through private and even
charitable initiative, and are meant to
demonstrate their concepts necessity,
practicality, and sustainability. (Part
of the Challenges purpose is to also
encourage these concepts to scale
up to cover wider areas, serve more
beneciaries, and so forth.) Yet
even these small projects occupy an
important place in inclusive mobilitys
seamless, multi-modal paradigm, just
as that paradigm is meant to serve the
small guy mobility user.
As testament to the economic
affordability objectives of inclusive
mobility, many of the Challenge
participants center on the humble
bicycle, thanks to its virtues of
easy affordability by the poor,
environmentally friendly, zero fuel
use, and road space efciency. Second-
place Challenge winner Bikes for the
Philippines is the perfect demonstration
of the benecial effects of improved
mobility. In partnership with the
Virginia, US-based Bikes for the World,
Bikes for the Philippines provides
donated bicycles and related safety
equipment to schoolchildren to ease
their trips to and from school, reducing
both travel times and drop-out rates,
and improving academic performance.
Such effects are especially welcome in
the provinces, where remote homes and
communities are sometimes separated
from school by kilometers of hilly, road-
less terrain, but are no less appreciated,
by students and adults alike, in the urban
jungle as wellexcept for a pressing
need for bicycle lanes in most of Metro
Manila.
And although they hadnt placed
among the top three winners, four other
bike-centered proposals that caught
the Challenges attention integrate the
bicycle into the transport infrastructure,
and even mainstream urban culture.
Pedala Bike Messengers brings to
Manila bike-based package deliverya
service seen prominently in other dense
urban landscapes such as New York
City, slipping through trafc jams that
would tie up even motorbike deliveries.
The Tiklop Society of the Philippines,
on the other hand, promotes the use
of foldable (hence, tiklop) bikes
that can slot into the tiniest nooks of
the dense urban landscape: the bikes
compact, folded dimensions make it
hand-portable onto buses and MRT/
LRT trains, or up and down stairs and
pedestrian walkways.
CAT Bike Ride 2012 and BAMBIKE
integrate bicycles into community
life. For CAT Bike, the community is
actually the employees of participating
companies led by the CAT Security
Group, but what the consortiums
done is to make bike ownership
affordable even for minimum-wage
workers, starting of course with their
own employees. BAMBIKE, on the
other hand, crafts bicycle frames out
of bamboobut whats really notable
isnt the green-friendly implications
of using recyclable bamboo, but that
the bikes are manufactured, using fair-
trade and sustainable practices, with the
participation of Gawad Kalinga. Having
the poor on board Inclusive Mobility
as producer and consumer, as user
and service provider, demonstrates the
paradigms ethos of mobility by all as
well as for all.
In a succeeding column, our attention
will turn from bicycles to other aspects
of inclusive mobility, such as mobility
for the disabled, and the grand prize
winner, involving the use of renewable
energy in urban mobility.
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EMIL
P. JURADO
TO THE POINT
DEAN TONY
LA VIA
EAGLE EYES
Only voters
can make that
choice.
By Nelson Forte Flores, Ll.B

LUCY Liu, an actress based in the
United States, told Late Show host
David Letterman recently that she does
not run outdoors because she does want
to become dark-skinned and look like
little Filipinos.
Liu, who starred in the Charlies
Angels movies and the tv series Ally
McBeal, among others, later apologized
for the remark, saying it was taken out
of context. She stressed that she would
never insult another group or ethnicity.
But could we really blame Liu for
the slur when many among us despise
the color of our skin? Have you ever
noticed the numerous whitening skin
products in the market today? What do
these products tell you?
Anyway, I suspect Liu made the
unfortunate comment not only because
she does not want to have dark skin
but perhaps because she loathes to be
identied with a race stereotyped by
much of the world as maids, lowly paid
laborers and prostitutes. For this unjust
racial labeling, we have no one to blame
but the governments policy of labor
trafcking.
With an exceptional few, most
Filipinos who go abroad end up as
domestic helpers in Hong Kong and
Singapore; butlers in Europe; caregivers
in the United States; laborers in the
Middle East, lowly sailors in Greece
and Norway; and entertainersa.k.a.
prostitutesin Japan and Brunei. Yes,
most of these are honest means of living
albeit prone to physical and emotional
abuses. However, like it or not, these are
not really desirable jobs since even the
workers in the host countries shun these
types of work.
Because of the governments
aggressive labor export program, at
least 10 percent of our entire population
is now abroad and 20 percent of this
total estimate is our brightest and most
intelligent workers. Hence, we have a
local brain drain. Despite the sad plight
of our people abroad and the massive
social cost it entails, our government
immorally continues to rely on human
trafcking to sustain its operation.
We are fast becoming the most
contemptuous race in the world
because a good number of our labor
export ends up doing menial work like
what the Chinese coolies did during
the late 19th century or the Japanese
geishas in the late 1800s and early
1900s. We are fast becoming a nation
of order-takers.
Everywhere in the world, from the
crowded streets of Hong Kong to the
endless freeways of the United States,
we Filipinos are periodically, but with
increasing frequency, subjected to
race-related humiliation. We are now
apparently among the most scrutinized
race on Earth, immigration-wise,
and our government, with some rare
exceptions, is not even lifting a nger to
do something about it for fear of losing
the green bucks.
Ironically, the much ballyhooed
6.4-percent growth in our gross domestic
product during the rst quarter of this
year is actually an indictment of the
governments failure to provide decent
paying jobs or create the right economic
conditions here for our people. There
would be no overseas workers had our
government leaders, past and present,
remained true to their oath to serve the
Filipino nation with the devotion equal
to that of a father of the family.
The labor export program was
started during the dictatorial regime
of Ferdinand Marcos as a temporary
measure to nd work for jobless Filipinos
and as an economic cushion for the oil
shock of the 1970s. Unfortunately, this
policy became not only permanent but
was institutionalized by the succeeding
tenants of Malacaangincluding the
current one.
* * *
It is disquieting that the obviously
communist led group Anakbayan had
to resort to heckling the moderately
militant party-list group Akbayan during
a recent press conference after they ran
out of raison dtre in their on-going
ideological debate.
By choosing the path of hooliganism,
Anakbayan members and supporters
only showed the bankruptcy of their
Maoist-inspired National Democracy
ideology.
I am afraid to contemplate what would
happen if these neo reds, masquerading
as sensible Filipinos, would be at the
helm of power. Anakbayans tactic
reminded me of NAZI savagery when
they were battling the communist in the
streets of Munich and Berlin during the
1920 up to the early 1930s.
Lawyer Barry Gutierrez, Akbayan
spokesperson, is right when he said
shouting till you are hoarse is easy.
Sitting down and working to get things
done is hard.
Perhaps, Anakbayan and its
allied ND organizations are better
off working hard to make the real
difference than shouting themselves
hoarse in the streets or in another
groups press conference.
* * *
For all those who love Psys Gangnam
Style, be informed that it has nothing to
do with gangs or the hooliganism shown
by Anakbayan. Gangnam is an afuent
and stylish place in Seoul, South Korea
similar to New Yorks Fifth Avenue,
Tokyos Ginza or Makatis Greenbelt in
Ayala Center.
Although the lively song is not done
in the traditional Korean way, it is a
showcase of what the Koreans have
achieved since after the Korean War in
the 1950s.
The raging K-pop phenomenon
worldwide is a slap on our face. It is
an indictment of our nations failure to
provide a successful economic roadmap
and properly utilize our nations wealth.


Nelson F. Flores is senior associate
editor of Fil-Am Press. He is based in
Houston, Texas.
Little Lucy
GARY
OLIVAR
BYPASS
By Jeffrey Goldberg
ITS almost inevitable that the foreign
policy debate between United States
President Barack Obama and Republican
challenger Mitt Romney will feature
much useless arguing about who said
what, and when, about the fatal attack on
the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Certainly, the killing of four
Americans by terrorists possibly inspired
by al-Qaeda was a terrible thing. Yet it
represents one small defeat in a very long
war. Debate moderator Bob Schieffer
would serve American voters by limiting
the Libya discussion and raising more
important questions. Here are some
I would like to see asked of the two
candidates.
For Obama:
Your administration has denied
reports that it plans to enter direct
negotiations with Iran. Yet you have
indicated a continued willingness to talk
directly with the Iranian regime. What
signs have you seen that suggest the
Iranians may be willing to give up their
nuclear program, and why should the
US enter negotiations, given the Iranian
record of using such talks as cover for
advancing their nuclear program?
The US successfully contained
the Soviet Union, which possessed
a nuclear arsenal sufcient to kill all
U.S. citizens. A nuclear Iran would not
have that capacity. Why have you ruled
out containment and threatened to use
military force to stop Iran from obtaining
a nuclear weapon?
Neither the Israeli prime minister
nor the Palestinian president trusts you
to be an effective broker in what is now
a comatose Middle East peace process.
How did this come to pass?
Why have you not visited Israel
once in four years as president?
Why do you spend so little time
building friendships with foreign leaders,
especially leaders of allied countries?
Youve promised to withdraw
US troops from Afghanistan by 2014.
What would you do if US intelligence
informed you at the end of 2014 that the
Taliban was poised to capture Kabul and
once again assert control over most of
Afghanistan?
Drone strikes youve ordered
against targets in Pakistan have killed, by
some estimates, several hundred innocent
civilians, including many children. Is this
a moral strategy to defeat terrorists?
You intervened to stop civilian
massacres in Libya, where no US
national security interest was at stake. In
Syria, far more people have been killed
by their government, and US interests
are clearly at stake. Americas Muslim
allies, including Turkey, are asking the
US to do more to bring an end to Bashar
al-Assads regime. Why have you stayed
on the sidelines?
Arab liberals in Egypt and
elsewhere believe the US has abandoned
the cause of spreading American-style
freedom in the Middle East and is
coddling the Muslim Brotherhood. Is
Muslim Brotherhood ideology dangerous
to the US?
Who will maintain global security
if the US Navy and Army continue to
shrink?
Was a common European currency
a good idea?
For Romney:
In reaction to reports suggesting
the US and Iran may soon negotiate
face-to-face over Irans nuclear program,
Republican Senator Lindsay Graham of
South Carolina said, I think the time for
talking is over. Do you agree?
Youve said that on the rst day of
your presidency, you will label China
a currency manipulator. What will be
your response if, the next day, China
announces that in retaliation it will no
longer buy airplanes from Boeing and
instead move all its business to Airbus?
Youve promised that the rst
country you will visit as president is Israel.
Why not Canada, Mexico or the UK? Is
Israel Americas most important ally?
Can Israel survive as a Jewish
democracy if it continues to rule the West
Bank?
Unlike President Obama, youve
said you will act to prevent Iran from
gaining a nuclear weapons capability,
rather than a nuclear weapon. Right now,
Iran has the capacity to produce enriched
uranium sufcient for several weapons,
a credible ballistic missile program,
and, most likely, designs for a nuclear
warhead. Would you strike Iran today if
you were president? Bloomber g
Real questions for the foreign affairs debate
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A6
Govt eyes hiring of 200,000 cops

IN BRIEF
Albay shers get support
4 foreigners, cop tagged in metals syndicate
Lim bio-ick to focus on softer Dirty Harry
If we are going to base the one policeman for every
500 citizens ratio, we roughly about 200,000 personnel
in the Philippine National Police. At present, weve only
140,000 policemen, Roxas said after a meeting with top
police ofcials at Camp Crame in Quezon City.
Roxas noted that the National Police only hires an av-
erage of 3,000 every year over the past 20 years although
the government needs to hire 60,000 every year for three
years to meet the ideal ratio.
If we expect to have police presence in the barangays.
We will need three shifts a day because the polices work
does not stop at sunset. So we really need to have 200,000
as our desired target, he said.
But Roxas said there are obstacles in the budget-mak-
ing process that need to be hurdled before the government
attains the ideal policeman-to-population ratio.
Weve to look for ways how to accelerate the recruit-
ment. If we cannot hire 60,000 in one year, we will still
have to hire than 3,000 a year, he said. It would be better
if our policymakers can create a program where we cah
attain our target within two or three years.
Aside from 200,000 policemen, Roxas said the Nation-
al Police also needs 70,000 radio communications equip-
ment in addition to the proper rearms.
He said the initial delivery of pistols, part of the 60,000
pistols that has already gone through the process required
by the Procurement Law, is expected to be completed by
December followed with monthly or quarterly deliveries.
The only equipment issue that still has to be addressed
is the polices rie requirement, which was derailed after
controversial issues were found in the procurement that
was signed by former interior undersecretary Rico Puno.
The rie contract is back on square one, he said.
They are now nalizing the specs that will be used in the
bidding. We are determining specs that are appropriate to
the Philippine condition, Roxas said.
By Florante S. Solmerin
INTERIOR and Local
Government Secretary Manuel
Mar Roxas II on Monday said
the department will try to recruit
at least 200,000 policemen over
two to three years to meet the
ideal ratio of one policeman for
every 500 people.
Getting ready early. A man cleans the tomb of a relative at the North Cemetery in Manila in preparation for All Souls Day on Nov. 1. .DANNY PATA
DBM behind agencys personnel woes
By Rio N. Araja
THE National Anti-Poverty Com-
mission resorted to hiring con-
tractuals and consultants because
the Department of Budget and
Management has not approved the
rationalization plan that would al-
low it to hire additional person-
nel on regular pay, commission
chairman Secretary Jose Eliseo
Rocamora said on Monday.
NAPC can no longer hire addi-
tional regular employees because its
rationalization plan, which would
allow it to do so, is still pending ap-
proval at the Department of Budget
and Management, Rocamora said
in dismissing demands that he ac-
count for some P27.97 million that
he spent to hire 81 contractual per-
sonnel and 19 consultants last year
The Pambansang Lakas ng Ki-
lusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipi-
nas made the demand and accused
the Cabinet secretary of using
the money to hire unnecessary
personnel, most of whom were
members of the Akbayan partylist
group, of which Rocamora used
to be an ofcial.
But Rocamora said only 24 of
the agencys 50 plantilla positions
were allocated funds by the DBM.
Of these, 16 were regular staff and
eight ofcials, Rocamora said,
stressing that the employment of
additional personnel was based on
the competence and qualication,
not on political afliation.
By Francisco Tuyay
FOUR foreigners and three Filipi-
nos, including a policeman, were
tagged members of an international
metals trading syndicate that duped
a Chinese businessman of more than
$2 million (P107 million) worth of
copper, according to the polices
Criminal Investigation and Detection
Group.
CIDG director Chief Superinten-
dent Samuel Pagdilao identied the
foreigners as Ah Chai Teo, a Singa-
porean; Lim Hoi Chung, alias Ronald
Lim, a Briton; Chang Qwee Khai, alias
Justine Chang; Chen Zhi Qiang, alias
Jason Tan, both Chinese.
Pagdilao said they also suspect
that retired police ofcer Guererro
Villacorta was also part of the syn-
dicate along with Placido Ramos and
Janet Villareal.
Pagdilao said all the seven sus-
pects were part of Zephyr Metal
Company that engaged in scrap metal
wires business in the Philippines and
charges of syndicated estafa have al-
ready been led against them before
the at the Department of Justice.
The authorities are also seeking
a freeze order on the suspects bank
accounts from the Anti-Money Laun-
dering Council after they learned that
the purported fruits of the cirme were
deposited in three banks in Metro
Manila.
The operations of the syndicate
were revealed by Chinese business-
man Lin Shang Yin, owner of High
Apex Group Ltd. of Guandong, China,
who complained that Zephyr Met-
al Co. duped him of $2,422,903.00
(P106,607,732.00) representing pay-
ment for 346.129 metric tons of copper
at the price of $7,000 per metric ton.
Documents obtained by the Manila
Standard Today showed that that the
remittances were coursed through the
Security Bank Corp.s EDSA Central
branch in Mandaluyong City on seven
occasions.
The CIDG said the scam started
when Lin ordered the copper from
Zephyr Metal Co. sometime in Febru-
ary 2011 and he eventually remitted
the payment to the bank, but the ship-
ment that arrived in Guandong, China
on April 7, 2011, did not contain metal
products but concrete debris.
UN Day.
Dressed
in Chinese
costumes,
pupils of
Colegio De San
Juan De Letran
hold a parade
in Manilas
Intramuros
district to
celebrate
United Nations
Day on Oct. 24.
DANNY PATA
THE new bio-ick about Manila May-
or Alfredo S. Lim will humanize the
colorful mayor and show his soft side,
in contrast to the tough Dirty Harry
themes that prevailed in the three mov-
ies that were earlier made about him.
Actor-director Cesar Montano, who
will direct the movie and play the lead
role, said the three earlier movies about
Lim portrayed a hard-hearted and strict
former policeman who later became
Manila mayor.
There is a misconception that he is
hard to approach. But in reality, only
the wicked have reason to fear, the
actor-director said.
The movie, whose working title is
`Turning Cradle: The Untold Story of
Alfredo Lim, is slated to be shown
in January next year.
In a press conference which was
also graced by Lims vice mayoral can-
didate, sixth district Councilor Lou Ve-
loso, Montano said Lims life outside
of his exploits as a law enforcer will
inspire the young generation in striv-
ing to achieve their dreams and not al-
low pove rty ge t i n t he way.
Montano said the lm will touch
on Lims early childhood spent at the
Hospicio de San Jose orphanage and
the fact that he had to shine shoes
and sell native delicacies to sup-
port his studies and that as an adult,
he worked as a conductor, security
guard and warehouse man to nish
high school and college. Lim was
already a policeman when he took up
and nished law.
This is a beautiful story of one poor
mans struggle to become successful
and be able to help the community.
Im very proud to be a part and a tool
to make this movie possible, Montano
told the press.
Montano thanked Lim for having
commissioned him to do the fourth
lm about his life and said he is
proud and excited to begin lming,
taking interest in the untouched por-
tion of the mayors life after reading
a book about him written by national
artist Nick Joaquin.
For his part, Lim said only Montano
took interest about his childhood life
as all the other producers before him
chose to focus on his police exploits
which catapulted him to become the
countrys most feared, respected and
popular c rimebuster.
POOR and marginalized Albay
sherman can now look forward to
a more sustainable livelihood after
their provincial government pro-
vided them vital shing gear.
The Albay ofce in Makati City
said their provincial government re-
cently distributed shing equipment
to over 200 sustenance shermen
under its CRABS++ program as
part of its continuing ght against
poverty particularly in coastal vil-
lages.
CRABS stands for the four main
islands of Albay along its Pacic
coastCagraray, Rapurapu, Batan
and San Miguelwhere a special
poverty alleviation program was
pioneered by Albay Gov. Joey
Salceda. It is also the acronym for
Coastal Resource Agri-Bio System
Development Program Strategy or
CRABS++, the special programs
ofcial name.
From Legazpi City, Salceda said
the distribution of shing gear is
also aimed at fully stamping out
sporadic illegal shing in the wa-
ters of Albay, protecting the envi-
ronment and providing sustainable
income source for marginal sher-
men in these areas.
The CRABS++ or CRABS plus-
plus program is referred to as such
because its original area coverage
the four islandswas expanded
to include Albays western coastal
areas. A contracted survey of re-
sources in these areas by the Pacic
Blue, a group of foreign and local
divers. will be completed shortly.
Salceda said CRABS++ is de-
signed to help develop Albays
coastal barangays through new and
improved ways to optimize if not
maximize the benecial utilization
of, and development of the areas
resources and potentials.
The 200 sets of shing gear
came from the Bureau of Fish-
eries and Aquatic Resources in
the form of a grant, approved by
BFAR Regional Director Dennis
V. Del Socorro.
2 cops refuse P100,000
A MOTHER in Caloocan City ended
up in jail after she allegedly offered
policemen P100,000 in exchange for
the release of her son who was earlier
arrested for sellings drusg in a sting
operation on Sunday.
The mother was identied as Edna Mo-
rales, a 63-year-old meat vendor, who pur-
portedly offered the bribe Police Ofcers 3
Jerome Pascual and Ferdinand Medina.
The two policemen arrested her son
Christopher Morales, 29, who yielded
two plastic sachets of metampethamine
hydrochloride during the sting operation
at his residence on 36 Panday Pira St.,
Barangay 144 at 11 p.m. of Sunday.
Minutes after the arrest, the mother
surfaced at the police station and tried
to bribe the arresting policemen with
P100,000 for her sons freedom.
Gigi Munoz-David
Contract bidding fails
OFFICIALS of the Metropolitan Manila
Development Authority on Monday
remained unfazed by accusations
that there were irregularities in the
declaration of a failed bidding for a
P300-million trafc signal contract.
Chairman Francis Tolentino said the
government had a right to reject bids
that are disadvantageous to the govern-
ment and the complainant, Efren Abra-
tique, president of Abratique and As-
sociates and First United Constructors
Corp., just wanted to block the process
so he could get the contract.
Also named co-respondents were
Edenison Fainsan, chairman of the
MMDA Bids and Awards Committee
and assistant general manager for -
nance, and BAC members Lydia Do-
mingo, administrative ofcer; Amante
Salvador; Rochelle Macapili-Ona, chief
of the legal department; Neomi Recio,
director of the Trafc Engineering Cen-
ter, and Emerson Carlos, chairman of
the Special BAC, assistant general man-
ager for operations. Rio N. Araja
School ofcial suspended
A MALABON elementary school
district supervisor is now in hot water
for allegedly collecting P15 from second
and fourth graders for their test papers.
The Metro Manila ofce of the De-
partment of Education suspended dis-
trict supervisor Dr. Joven Ablola for 90
days last Oct. 5, according to an order
issued by director Luz Almeda.
Ablola issued a memorandum on
Aug. 11, 2010 directing the collection
of P15 for the test papers during school-
year 2010-2011. The memo said that of
the P15 fee, P1 will supposedly go to
the teachers, school/principal, district
and P12 to be remitted to the supplier.
Gigi Munoz-David
OCTOBER 23, 2012 TUESDAY
A7 Sports Riera U. Mallari, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
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Alvarez, Ching top shootfest
P Perfect, Pugad Lawin win
NONIE Alvarez, Jovito
Teneza and Jerwinn Ch-
ing expectedly topped their
pets events to share the
limelight in the practical
competition of the Philip-
pine National Shooting As-
sociations 2012 National
Open held recently at the
Marines Shooting Range
in Fort Bonifacio, Makati.
Teneza ruled the 48-round
open competition by edging
out Eduardo Yao and Ching
in one of the hotly contested
events of the tournament
organized by the PNSA,
headed by Harbour Centre
president and Chief Execu-
tive Ofcer Mikee Romero.
Were happy with the
large turnout of participants.
The competition itself was
impressive as some events
were decided by a shoot-off.
Its a good indication, said
Romero, who is also into
polo. With the excitement
generated by this tourna-
ment, we hope to lure more
shooting enthusiasts to join
the association.
Ching, however, re-
bounded mightily to win
the WA1500 mens pistol
and mens 480-round pro-
duction (men), while Al-
varez lorded it over in the
WA1500 revolver and WA
1500 revolver senior.
According to Romero,
the three other groups
pistol, rie, shotgun and
non-issfalso held their
own tournaments with
Olympian Eric Ang (shot-
gun), Tac Padilla (pistol),
Julius Valdez (rie) and
Randy Paronda and Maria
Theresa Clutario (N-ISSF
Aggrupation) dominating
their pet events.
This is perhaps the big-
gest national tournament by
an NSA in recent years,
said Romero, who likewise
challenged all the winners
to prepare themselves for a
major international event
country is planning to host
early next year.
Other big winners were
Geraldyn Cruz (womens
48 rounds open), Clutatio
(womens WA 1500 pis-
tol, 48-round), Gilbert Ng
(48-round standard), Jose
Mari Cortez ( 48-round pro-
duction veteran), Gail Basa
(women;s 48-round pro-
duction) and Emil Llames
(48-round open veteran).
PSA Forum today
ITS a special session of the Philippine
Sportswriters Association Forum today as
reigning World Boxing Organization super-
bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire
Jr. and Philippine Azkals team manager
Dan Palami lead a stellar cast of guests ap-
pearing at Shakeys Malate.
Donaire is expected to expound on his re-
ported duel with Mexican Jorge Arce.
Also invited in the forum aired over DZSR
Sports Radio 918 and presented by Smart, the
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corpora-
tion and Shakeys, are promoter Bebot Elorde
and the ghters in a big boxing card set Oct.
28 and topbilled by the Philippine super-
bantamweight championship match between
Silvester Lopez and Jhuriel Ramonal.
Eagles, Lady Falcons take
Unigames cage opener
BACOLODDefending mens and wom-
ens basketball champions Ateneo and
Adamson opened defense of their titles
in the 17th Sandugo-University Games
(UniGames) in Bacolod City with con-
trasting victories.
The Blue Eagles, ve-feat champs in
the UAAP, started to adjust to the absence
of Greg Slaughter and Most Valuable
Player Nico Salva, and found the Univer-
sity of San Jose Recoletos a hard nut to
crack.
But they still proved steadier in the end
to pull off a close 56-54 victory, with Kief-
er Ravena calmly canning two free throws
with just over a minute left in the game
and Ateneo just ahead by one, 54-53, to
ice the win.
USJR played well, but we are here
to learn and give our other players con-
dence in themselves, said Gabby
Severino, who called the shots for the
Blue Eagles.
It was a walk in the park, mean-
while, for the Lady Falcons as they
completely demolished Ateneo de
Davao, 10617, in an impressive dis-
play of their offense.
The 2011 second placerthe Phiten-
supported Lyceum Lady Pirates, led by
veterans Chacky Cabinbin and Diane Vi-
chuaco, kept pace with Adamson with a
close 72-69 win over University of Sto.
Tomas, even as far Eastern University was
shocked by College of St. Benilde, which
pulled off a 51 - 48 victory.
The National University Lady Bulldogs
debuted with a 92-71 win over Univer-
sity of the Philippines-Diliman, also in the
womens division of the event , sponsored
by SMART, the Philippine Sports Com-
mission and Molten.
Rizal Technological University likewise
posted its rst win, a 7146 rout of St.
Louis University.
Other mens basketball games saw
University of the East toying with the
University of Northern Philippines for
a 112-38 victory, and host school Uni-
versity of St. La Salle defeating Ateneo
de Davao, 61-55.
In volleyball, last years womens
champion USLS served notice of its ti-
tle-retention bid with a straight-set win
over CSB, 25-15, 25-19 , 25-15, while
Ateneo de Manila swept University of
Negros Oriental-Recoletos, 25-16, 25-
22, and 25-15.
Ridden by veter-
an Jonathan Hernan-
dez, Pleasantly Perfect
watched top choice Si
Senor and Arvindugo bat-
tle it out three-fourths
of the way before mak-
ing his move going into
final 350 meters to win
the 1600-meter race by a
length and the P700,000
prize that went with it.
Carrying the heaviest
handicap of 57 kilograms,
the 3-year-old Pleasantly
Perfect timed 1 minute and
41.8 seconds as he clinched
what was only his fth vic-
tory in 11 career starts.
Si Senor, guided by
Jeff Zarate, settled for
runnerup honors worth
P400,000, while Purple
Ribbon, handled by Val
Dilema, finished third and
won P300,000. Arvindugo
wound up last.
Earlier, two-time PSA
jockey of the year Jesse
Guce guided outstanding
favorite Pugad Lawin to
a wire-to-wire win in the
other PCSO benefit event
that highlighted the 78th
anni versary celebration
of the government agency.
The only male in a field
of six, the 3-year-old Pu-
gad Lawin clocked 1:29.2
seconds in the 1400-me-
ter event as he beat four
fillies, including Madam
Theresa and Quakers
Hill, who came in second
and third, respectively.
PCSO general manager
lawyerJose Ferdinand Ro-
jas II, a former Philippine
Racing Commission chair
and horseowner, graced
the awarding rites and
handed the trophies to the
winning owners, jockeys
and trainers.
A son of Interrogate and
Passing on Passion, Pleas-
antly Perfect trailed by as
many as six lengths be-
fore making his big move
entering the final turn and
eventually passing the
fast-tiring Arvindugo and
Si Senor with about 200
meters left.
Painters Cruz is
PBA Best Player
JERVY Cruz led Rain or Shine for the rst time and
earned for himself the Accel-Philippine Basketball As-
sociation Press Corps Player of the Week honors for
the period Oct. 15 to 21.
The 63 power forward showed heart can make up
for any lack of size with career-highs of 22 points and
16 rebounds, leading the Elasto Painters to a 94-83 vic-
tory over Global Port last Saturday that gave them a
rmer grip on second spot in the Philippine Cup.
None is happier for Cruz than Rain or Shine coach
Yeng Guiao.
Jervy is one player who has been very consistent
for us and it should not be surprising, said Guiao
of the man tabbed at No. 4 overall during the 2009
Rookie Draft.
Whatever na mga pagkukulang niya he more than
makes up for with hard work and perseverance. Kaya nga
more often than not he rises to the challenge when called
upon and that makes him a special player indeed.
The long after-practice hours have truly reaped divi-
dends for the 26-year-old.
Lazatin, Zhang share honors in jungolf school tourney
JAVI Lazatin of San Beda
College Alabang and Sun-
shine Zhang of OB Mon-
tessori shared the lime-
light as overall champions
in the the boys and girls
categories, respectively,
at the conclusion of the
ICTSI-JGFP Inter-School
Golf Championship co-
hosted by the Riviera
Sports and Country Club
and the Philippine Navy
Golf Club recently.
Lazatin nished with
213 points, while Zhang
assembled 193 that in-
cluded a hole-in-one on
the second hole of Rivi-
era in the competition that
formed part of the block-
buster Inter-School battles
organized by the Junior
Golf Foundation of the
Philippines with the solid
backing of the Interna-
tional Container Terminal
Services, Inc. The golfest
attracted 250 kids from 40
schools in Metro Manila.
While Lazatin nished
17 points ahead of Lucas
Hodreal of TMA in the
Midgets 3 division, it was
a more convincing win by
Zhang in Girls 2, where
she wound up 22 points
clear of Lazatins younger
sister Trisha also from San
Beda Alabang.
The other winners of the
event held in coordination
with The Junior Golfers
League and with the sup-
port of Riviera, Philip-
pine Navy, Pancake House
Group, Sizzlin Pepper,
Pancake House, Golf De-
pot and Philippines Air-
lines were Vincent San
Diego of Seibo College
Foundation, Ken Shibata
of Japanese School of
Manila and Anya Cedo of
Kidsville.
San Diego escaped with
a close two-point win over
Gabby Subido of La Salle
Greenhills in Midgets 1
with a 116 total, Shibatas
170 gave him a 12-point
win over Ian Matthew
Lua in Midgets 2, while
Cedo posted 100 points
to beat Annika Chua (45)
of Makati Hope Christian
School who also scored a
hole-in-one on the sixth
hole of Philippine Navy.
PCSO racing manager Jose Malang presents the champions trophy to Steve Agtay, a representative of
owner Rudy Mendoza, whose horse Pleasantly Perfect beat three others to win one of the two special
PCSO anniversary races, which highlighted the agencys 78th anniversary celebration on Sunday at the
San Lazaro track in Carmona, Cavite. Looking on are (from left) PSA directors Aldrin Cardona and Joe S.
Antonio and PCSO general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II.
Trophy winners of the tourney are shown with Chona dela Paz (left), presi-
dent of The Junior Golfers League, and Jack Imperial, executive director of the
Junior Golf Foundation of the Philippines
McMeekin,
Aguirre score
BRITISH runner Lee McMeekin dis-
played his biking prowess, even as Va-
nessa Aguirre ended two years of frus-
trations as they ruled the 5th Anvaya
Cove Invitational Triathlon at the scenic
Anvaya Cove Beach and Nature Club in
Morong, Bataan.
The 40-year-old McMeekin, who ew to
the country a year ago from London and is
the currently the Vice President of Deut-
sche Bank, made up for his slow start in
the swim leg by submitting the fastest bike
(1:17:39) and run splits (24:08) to win the
1.2-km swim, 32-km bike and 6-km run
sprint race in two hours, ve minutes and
45 seconds.
This is my second race this year and
Im basically a runner. But Im also
good in the bike especially in a tech-
nical race course like this. It was okay
going up the hill and I had no breaks
going downhill, said McMeekin after
the race organized by the Triathlon As-
sociation of the Philippines and hosted
by ACBNC with Globe Telecom, Ayala
Land Premier, Century Tuna, Gatorade,
Philippine Sports Commission, Asian
Centre for Insulation Philippines and
Standard Insurance as sponsors.
Fifteen-year-old Edward Vince Jared
Macalalad, who topped the swim event
held at the pristine waters of the ACNC
with an impressive 18:54, managed to race
side by side with McMeekin in the bike,
only to lose steam in the run for a second-
place nish at 2:09:27.
Hirap niyang habulin hindi ko kaya.
But masaya pa rin ako dahil rst time ko at
ngayon ko lang nakita ang ruta, said Ma-
calalad, a Far Eastern University freshman,
who will turn 16 on Wednesday.
THIRD favorite Pleasantly Perfect rallied in the drive for
home to beat three others and rule one of two rich Philippine
Charity Sweepstakes Ofce benet races on Sunday at the
San lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite.
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Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Cordillera Administrative Region
BAGUIO CITY DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Engineers Hill, Baguio City
Tel. No. 442-8195 Fax No. (074) 442-8195
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH Baguio City District Engineering Offce invites
contractors to bid for the aforementioned project/s:
Source of Fund: GOP through GAA 2013
1. Contract ID: 12PD0082
Contract Name: Contract Package 1: Preventive Maintenance
(Intermittent Sections) along:
a. Leonard Wood Road, K0250+175-K0251+415
b. Session Road #01, Chainage 0000-Chainage 0590
(SO0413LZ), Chainage 0000-Chainage 0590 (SO4715LZ)
c. A. Bonifacio Road, Chainage 0462-Chainage 0600,
Chainage 0600-Chainage 1260
d. Sto. Tomas-Mt. Cabuyo Road KO252+(-363)-KO252+
(-003), K0252+291-K0252+641
Contract Location: Baguio City
Scope of Work: Instapave Surface Treatment
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 43,941,277.04
a. 10,237,180.93
b. 18,814,347.63
c. 7,411,980.51
d. 7,477,767.97
Contract Duration: 64 calendar days
Cost of Bidding Documents: Php 20,000.00
Source of Fund: GOP through GAA 2013
2. Contract ID: 12PD0083
Contract Name: Contract Package 3: Preventive Maintenance
(Intermittent Sections) along:
a. Abanao Extension Road Chainage 0000+Chainage 0276
b. Abanao Road , Chainage 0000-Chainage 0352, Chainage
0080-Chainage 0160
c. Chanum Street, Chainage 0000-Chainage 0080
d. Kayang Street, Chainage 0000-Chainage 0300
e. Gov. Pack Road, Chainage 0000-Chainage 0200
Contract Location: Baguio City
Scope of Work: Instapave Surface Treatment
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 21,836,689.30
a. 4,284,038.75
b. 8,415,347.84
c. 1,659,600.99
d. 3,888,087.98
e. 3,589,613.74
Contract Duration: 38 calendar days
Cost of Bidding Documents: Php 20,000.00
Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract
similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section
II. Instructions to Bidders.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail
criterion as 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 proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy
fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Offce and
inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and
upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents as indicated.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement
System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding
Documents not later than the submission of their bids.
The DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Offce will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 25, 2012
at 10:00 a.m. at the DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Offce Conference Hall 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 at 10:00 a.m. at DPWH-Baguio
City District Engineering Offce. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in
the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.
Bids will be opened on November 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at DPWH- Baguio City District Engineering Offce in the
presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
The DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the
bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the
affected bidder or bidders.
For further information, please refer to:
Nora R. delos Santos
DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Offce
Engineers Hill, Baguio City
Telefax No. (074) 442-8195
dpwh.bcdeo.bac@gmail.com
Approved by:

(Sgd.) GIL L. NUQUE
Engineer III
BAC Chairman

Noted by:

( Sgd.) I RENEO S. GALLATO
Dist rict Engineer
(MST-Oct. 23, 2012)
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MANILA
NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT
& EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF
FORECLOSURE NO. 98-1329
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE
(Act 3135 Real Estate Mortgage Law)
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended by Act. 4118, fled on March
13, 1998 by FAR EAST BANKAND TRUST CO. ( now BPI), and now assigned to ASSET POOL
A(SPV-AMC), INC., Mortgage, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Real Estate Mortgage
dated July 26, 1994 and October 4, 1996, executed and signed in due form by ALBERTO T.
LOOYUKO and JIMMY T. GO., Morgagors, with postal address at c/o Noahs Ark Merchandising,
8
th
Floor, Noahs Ark Bldg., Escolta, Manila, in favor of the mortgagee in the amount of ONE
HUNDRED TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHTY NINE
& 77/100 PESOS (Php 110,524,089.77) Philippine Currency as of March 10, 1998, inclusive
of interest and penalty charges plus attorneys fees and all costs and fees allowed by law, the
undersigned Clerk of Court and Ex-Offcio Sheriff, Regional Trial Court, Manila thru her deputy,
Sheriff MARIO P. VILLANUEVA, hereby announces that on November 14, 2012 at 10:00 oclock
in the morning or soon thereafter but not later than 2:00 oclock in the afternoon, in front of the main
entrance of the MANILACITYHALL facing PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY, will sell at public
auction, for CASH and in Philippine Currency, the mortgaged real property together with all the
improvements existing thereon, more particularly described as follows, to wit:
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 160277
A PARCEL OF LAND (consolidation of Lots 11-B, 13-A, 15-B, 22-A, 23-B and 23-
C, consolidation plan Pcs-6 of Block No. 2044 of the Cadastral Survey of the City
of Manila with the buildings and improvements thereon, situated on the SE. line of
Calle San Vicente, District of Binondo, Bounded on the NE. by Lots Nos. 23-A, 13-
D, 13-C and 15-A, 11-A, 13-B and 22-B of the consolidation plan; and Lot No. 21
of Block No. 2044; and on the NW. by Calle San Vicente. Beginning at a pointed
marked 1 on plan, being S.47 deg. 52W., 37.89m. from B.L.L.M. No. 32; thence
No. 36 deg. 48W., 24.34m from point 2; thence N. 57 deg, 24W., 2.14m. to point
3, thence N. 35 deg. 00W., 9.64m to point 4; thence N. 34 deg. 12N., 3.53m. to
point 5; thence S. 56 deg. 56W., 13.23 m. to point 6; thence N. 34 deg. 14W.,
3.75 m to point 7; thence N. 32 deg. 48W., 16.38 m. to point 8; thence N. 57 deg.
98W., 27.73 m. to point 9; thence S. 32 deg. 12E., 14.68 m. to point 10; thence
S. 54 deg. 44 W., 1.43 m to point 10-A; then S. 54 deg. 518E., 0.10 m. to point
11; thence S. 35 deg. 55S. 26.93 m. to point 12; thence S. 51 deg. 58W., 1.05 m.
to point 13; thence S. 38 deg. 53E. 9.98m. to point 14; thence S. 47 deg. 31W.,
12.10 m. to pint of beginning containing an area of EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY
SEVEN SQUARE METERS AND FORTY SQUARE DECIMETERS (877.40) more
or less. All points referred to are indicated on the plan and on the ground point
1 is marked by an old nail; on the plan and on ground, point 1 is marked by an
old points 4,5 and 11 by nail at point 6, 9, 10 by corners of building, point 8 by old
big square 14, by an old nail on iron pipe; bearing true; date of original survey,
July 26, 1925 and that of the subdivision consolidated survey, January 19, 1926.
Registered in the name of ALBERTO T. LOOYUKO, of legal age, single, Filipino
citizen; and JIMMY T. GO, of legal age, single, Filipino citizen.
In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on
November 28 and December 12, 2012 without further notice.
Prospective bidders or buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate and verify for themselves
the title of said mortgaged real property and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be.
Manila, Philippines, October 17, 2012
(Sgd.) JENNIFER H. DELA CRUZ-BUENDIA
Clerk of Court & Ex-Offcio Sheriff
(Sgd.) MARIO P. VILLANUEVA
Sheriff-in-charge
(MST-Oct. 23,30 & Nov. 6, 2012)
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Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Cordillera Administrative Region
BAGUIO CITY DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Engineers Hill, Baguio City
Tel. No. 442-8195 Fax No. (074) 442-8195
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH Baguio City District Engineering Offce invites
contractors to bid for the aforementioned project/s:
Source of Fund: GOP through GAA 2013
1. Contract ID: 12PD0082
Contract Name: Contract Package 1: Preventive Maintenance
(Intermittent Sections) along:
a. Leonard Wood Road, K0250+175-K0251+415
b. Session Road #01, Chainage 0000-Chainage 0590
(SO0413LZ), Chainage 0000-Chainage 0590 (SO4715LZ)
c. A. Bonifacio Road, Chainage 0462-Chainage 0600,
Chainage 0600-Chainage 1260
d. Sto. Tomas-Mt. Cabuyo Road KO252+(-363)-KO252+
(-003), K0252+291-K0252+641
Contract Location: Baguio City
Scope of Work: Instapave Surface Treatment
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 43,941,277.04
a. 10,237,180.93
b. 18,814,347.63
c. 7,411,980.51
d. 7,477,767.97
Contract Duration: 64 calendar days
Cost of Bidding Documents: Php 20,000.00
Source of Fund: GOP through GAA 2013
2. Contract ID: 12PD0083
Contract Name: Contract Package 3: Preventive Maintenance
(Intermittent Sections) along:
a. Abanao Extension Road Chainage 0000+Chainage 0276
b. Abanao Road , Chainage 0000-Chainage 0352, Chainage
0080-Chainage 0160
c. Chanum Street, Chainage 0000-Chainage 0080
d. Kayang Street, Chainage 0000-Chainage 0300
e. Gov. Pack Road, Chainage 0000-Chainage 0200
Contract Location: Baguio City
Scope of Work: Instapave Surface Treatment
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 21,836,689.30
a. 4,284,038.75
b. 8,415,347.84
c. 1,659,600.99
d. 3,888,087.98
e. 3,589,613.74
Contract Duration: 38 calendar days
Cost of Bidding Documents: Php 20,000.00
Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract
similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section
II. Instructions to Bidders.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail
criterion as 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 proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy
fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Offce and
inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and
upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents as indicated.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement
System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding
Documents not later than the submission of their bids.
The DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Offce will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 25, 2012
at 10:00 a.m. at the DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Offce Conference Hall 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 at 10:00 a.m. at DPWH-Baguio
City District Engineering Offce. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in
the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.
Bids will be opened on November 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at DPWH- Baguio City District Engineering Offce in the
presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
The DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the
bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the
affected bidder or bidders.
For further information, please refer to:
Nora R. delos Santos
DPWH-Baguio City District Engineering Offce
Engineers Hill, Baguio City
Telefax No. (074) 442-8195
dpwh.bcdeo.bac@gmail.com
Approved by:

(Sgd.) GIL L. NUQUE
Engineer III
BAC Chairman

Noted by:

( Sgd.) I RENEO S. GALLATO
Dist rict Engineer
(MST-Oct. 23, 2012)
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MANILA
NATIONAL CAPITAL JUDICIAL REGION
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT
& EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF
FORECLOSURE NO. 98-1329
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE
(Act 3135 Real Estate Mortgage Law)
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended by Act. 4118, fled on March
13, 1998 by FAR EAST BANKAND TRUST CO. ( now BPI), and now assigned to ASSET POOL
A(SPV-AMC), INC., Mortgage, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Real Estate Mortgage
dated July 26, 1994 and October 4, 1996, executed and signed in due form by ALBERTO T.
LOOYUKO and JIMMY T. GO., Morgagors, with postal address at c/o Noahs Ark Merchandising,
8
th
Floor, Noahs Ark Bldg., Escolta, Manila, in favor of the mortgagee in the amount of ONE
HUNDRED TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHTY NINE
& 77/100 PESOS (Php 110,524,089.77) Philippine Currency as of March 10, 1998, inclusive
of interest and penalty charges plus attorneys fees and all costs and fees allowed by law, the
undersigned Clerk of Court and Ex-Offcio Sheriff, Regional Trial Court, Manila thru her deputy,
Sheriff MARIO P. VILLANUEVA, hereby announces that on November 14, 2012 at 10:00 oclock
in the morning or soon thereafter but not later than 2:00 oclock in the afternoon, in front of the main
entrance of the MANILACITYHALL facing PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY, will sell at public
auction, for CASH and in Philippine Currency, the mortgaged real property together with all the
improvements existing thereon, more particularly described as follows, to wit:
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 160277
A PARCEL OF LAND (consolidation of Lots 11-B, 13-A, 15-B, 22-A, 23-B and 23-
C, consolidation plan Pcs-6 of Block No. 2044 of the Cadastral Survey of the City
of Manila with the buildings and improvements thereon, situated on the SE. line of
Calle San Vicente, District of Binondo, Bounded on the NE. by Lots Nos. 23-A, 13-
D, 13-C and 15-A, 11-A, 13-B and 22-B of the consolidation plan; and Lot No. 21
of Block No. 2044; and on the NW. by Calle San Vicente. Beginning at a pointed
marked 1 on plan, being S.47 deg. 52W., 37.89m. from B.L.L.M. No. 32; thence
No. 36 deg. 48W., 24.34m from point 2; thence N. 57 deg, 24W., 2.14m. to point
3, thence N. 35 deg. 00W., 9.64m to point 4; thence N. 34 deg. 12N., 3.53m. to
point 5; thence S. 56 deg. 56W., 13.23 m. to point 6; thence N. 34 deg. 14W.,
3.75 m to point 7; thence N. 32 deg. 48W., 16.38 m. to point 8; thence N. 57 deg.
98W., 27.73 m. to point 9; thence S. 32 deg. 12E., 14.68 m. to point 10; thence
S. 54 deg. 44 W., 1.43 m to point 10-A; then S. 54 deg. 518E., 0.10 m. to point
11; thence S. 35 deg. 55S. 26.93 m. to point 12; thence S. 51 deg. 58W., 1.05 m.
to point 13; thence S. 38 deg. 53E. 9.98m. to point 14; thence S. 47 deg. 31W.,
12.10 m. to pint of beginning containing an area of EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY
SEVEN SQUARE METERS AND FORTY SQUARE DECIMETERS (877.40) more
or less. All points referred to are indicated on the plan and on the ground point
1 is marked by an old nail; on the plan and on ground, point 1 is marked by an
old points 4,5 and 11 by nail at point 6, 9, 10 by corners of building, point 8 by old
big square 14, by an old nail on iron pipe; bearing true; date of original survey,
July 26, 1925 and that of the subdivision consolidated survey, January 19, 1926.
Registered in the name of ALBERTO T. LOOYUKO, of legal age, single, Filipino
citizen; and JIMMY T. GO, of legal age, single, Filipino citizen.
In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on
November 28 and December 12, 2012 without further notice.
Prospective bidders or buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate and verify for themselves
the title of said mortgaged real property and the encumbrances thereon, if any there be.
Manila, Philippines, October 17, 2012
(Sgd.) JENNIFER H. DELA CRUZ-BUENDIA
Clerk of Court & Ex-Offcio Sheriff
(Sgd.) MARIO P. VILLANUEVA
Sheriff-in-charge
(MST-Oct. 23,30 & Nov. 6, 2012)
OCTOBER 23, 2012 TUESDAY
A8
Macaraig wins GT100 crown
ALLEN Macaraig of the Maptan
Racing Team showed that he is
one of the countrys brightest
speedsters on the horizon after
recently winning the GT100
crown of the 2012 Philippine
GT Championship Series at the
Clark International Speedway,
right in his rst year of competi-
tive circuit-racing.
Macaraig, who plunged into
the GT Championship tourna-
ment only early this year, ap-
peared everything but a newcom-
er in the series as he completely
dominated the GT100 division
with his innate driving skills and
natural competitive spirit.
The Batangas City business-
man, who is into construction,
equipment rental and waste
management, was actually a
drag-racer and an off-roader be-
fore with the Balisong 4x4 Club,
where he satised his competi-
tive pang for racing.
The challenge for something
new was always there. I looked
up to drivers like Jody Coseteng
and Vincent Floirendo before,
not knowing Ill be sharing the
same race course with them,
said Macaraig, who is backed by
ChicBoy Batangas City, Pyro-
tech Solutions, Topgear Car Ac-
cressories, ALN Construction,
Danber Fuel Gasoline Station,
HKS Super Oil and Atlas Inter-
national Maritime Services.
The move to try out circuit-rac-
ing paid off.
In his rst-ever GT race, which
he admitted was his most memo-
rable yet, his Honda Civic EK
Hatchback was part of a mash-up
that involved Stefano Marcelo and
Veli Matti Kaikkonen.
But he pressed on. With distorted
mags and a twisted steering wheel,
Macaraig started from the back of
the grid and slowly but surely made
his way to the pole, eventually win-
ning the 15-lap race and starting a
journey that culminated with yet an-
other scintillating show at the Clark
circuit recently.
In the sixth and nal leg of the
series, Macaraig was so dominant
that he won the GT100 class (GT
and Sprint Races) pulling away,
even beating Racing Judge and
GT130 competitor Bayani Vargas
by almost two laps.
After six legs of the GT se-
ries, Macaraig piled up a total of
295 points to capture the GT100
crown, with Korean Mickey Kim
a far second with 155 points.
I am so blessed. I never imag-
ined all of these racing titles com-
ing my way, said Macaraig. The
plan of course is to never to rest
on your laurels and always aim
higher. In next years GT Cham-
pionships, I plan to take part in the
faster GT200 class and see where
that leads me.
But before that, Macaraig will
rst test his mettle in the coming
Philippine Touring Car Champi-
onships this November.
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UNDER19 BOOTERS FALL
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
ALA Promotions president Michael Al-
deguer told the Manila Standard that he
is putting AJ Bazooka Banals career on
hold following his ninth-round technical
knockout loss to Thailands Pungluang Sor
Singyu last Saturday at the Mall of Asia
Arena in Pasay City.
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In an interview prior to his de-
parture for the US to attend the An-
nual World Boxing Organization
Convention in Florida, Aldeguer
also said his promotional outt will
study Banals performance, while
the southpaw takes a rest.
Aldeguer said Banal tried his
best, but the Thai ghter who had
previously beaten 16 Filipinos,
was strong and aggressive. The
Thai knew that he had Banal after
the rst knockdown, which ref-
eree Tony Weeks ruled as a slip.
Aldeguer also agreed with
boxing acionados, who felt Ba-
nal cannot take solid body shots
and tends to fade even as others
claimed he panics when hurt.
Buoyed by the success of their first
major world title venture in Manila,
Aldeguer said he plans to give Fili-
pinos great fights. ALA Promotions
will serve as the umbrella for other
talented Filipino boxers, who will
be developed including promising
Filipino-American fighters.
Aldeguer said that in keeping
with his vision to make the Phil-
ippines the epicenter of Asian
and international boxing, ALA
Promotions plans on promoting
ghts in California next year.
While Banal suffered a painful loss
in his world title fight, Rey Boom
Boom Bautista showed vast im-
provement in his blood-and-guts,
10-round split decision win over
Mexicos hard-hitting Daniel Ruiz,
who was three pounds over the feath-
erweight limit and probably around
140 pounds at fight time.
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LOTTO RESULTS
THE Philippine national under-19 womens
team took a 0-1 setback at the hands of
Chinese Taipei early Sunday evening in the
ght for the last of two berths in the Asian
Football Confederation Under 19 Womens
Qualiers at the Rizal Memorial football
stadium. Pan Yen Hsin scored in the 35th
minute by lobbing the ball over her head
from the right side and into the net. Chinese
Taipei advanced to the second round with
Myanmar, which nished its campaign with
an 8-0 blanking of Hong Kong. Peter Atencio
Banals
career
on hold
ADAMSON clobbered Rizal Technologi-
cal University, 11-3, on Sunday to win
the Cebuana Lhuillier National Intercol-
legiate Womens Softball Championship
via a seven-game sweep at Rosario Sports
Complex in Pasig City.
Queenie Sabobo hit a leadoff home
run and Analie Benjamin and Rizza Ber-
nardino drove home multiple runs to back
up pitcher Julie Marie Muyco as the Lady
Falcons ruled the tournament for the sec-
ond straight year.
Its a good preparation for the Uni-
versity Athletic Association of the Philip-
pines tournament, where we are defend-
ing our title, said Adamson coach Ana
Santiago.
The champs boast of four Blu Girls and
ve members of the Manila team that re-
cently won the Big League World Series
in Michigan.
Bernardino was a perfect three-for-
three at bat with a pair of singles and a
triple, while Benjamin was three-of-four
as they combined for a total of 10 runs.
Muyco, a Bacolod native, limited RTU
to four hits, while striking out four with a
variety of pitches.
The Lady Falcons roared to a 2-0 ad-
vantage after hits from Sabobo and Ben-
jaminm, before a single by Bernardino
and leftelder Luzviminda Embudo made
it 4-0.
But Rizal Tech wasnt about to give up,
unleashing a couple of runs in the second
inning and another run in the third on a
triple by Nuds Ibanez.
Adamson made it to the nals by oust-
ing arch rival University of Santo Tomas
in the seminals, while RTU overcame
Polytechnic University, 4-0, in the other
semis duel.
In the battle for third place, UST
downed PUP, 8-4.
Adamson clobbers Rizal Tech, bags softball crown
NEWCOMER Informatics has set
an ambitious goal in their maiden
conference in the Philippine Bas-
ketball Association De-
velopmental League.
Our goal is to be in
the top four, said in-
formatics coach Buds
Reyes.
The Icons, Reyes re-
vealed, withdrew from the National
Athletic Association of State Colleges
and Universities and joined the PBA
D-League to get better competition.
We want better exposure, that is
why we joined the PBA D- League.
This is also for marvketing mileage,
said Reyes, who has been coaching
the Icons for the last ve years.
Their ability to compete at this
level will be put on dis-
play this afternoon as
the leagues 2013 sea-
son gets underway at
the San Juan Arena.
Informatics, the reign-
ing Collegiate Athletics
League champion, makes its debut in
the Aspirants Cup against the Cagayan
Valley Rising Suns at 2 p.m., following
a brief opening ceremony at 1 p.m.
Cebuana Lhuillier, with a re-
vamped roster, battles Boracay
Rum at 4 p.m. in the other game.
D-League opens today
PHYSICAL tness experts
from Spain will soon be tapped
to help national athletes pre-
pare for the 2013 Southeast
Asian Games in Myanmar.
Philippine Sports Commission
chairman Ricardo Garcia said this
yesterday, ahead of a memoran-
dum of understanding which the
PSC will sign with Spain.
Right now, we are looking for
physical tness experts for the
athletes. By January, focus will be
for the national athletes preparing
for the SEA Games, said Garcia.
Commissioner Buddy An-
drada will sign the MOU on
behalf of the PSC, with Jorge
Domecq, a representative of
the Spanish Embassy.
The formal signing will be
held during the inaugural meet-
ing of the Philippines-Spain
joint standing committee meet-
ing at 9 a.m. today at the Dia-
mond Hotel in Malate, Manila.
Last week, a coach from Ireland
was tapped to assist members of
the national boxing pool prepare
for the 2013 Southeast Games in
Myanmar. Kevin Smith, the Irish
coach, is now in Baguio City with
the rest of the national pool.
His presence in the country
was made possible through
the prioritization program of
the PSC with the the Amateur
Boxing Association of the
Philippines.
Garcia said four more simi-
lar MOUs with Indonesia, Bru-
nei, Thailand and Cuba are in
the pipeline.
Meanwhile, the Philippine
Olympic Committee-PSC Batang
Pinoy Games qualifying leg in
Southern Luzon will begin today
at the Jose Leido Memorial High
School Track Oval in Calapan
City, Oriental Mindoro.
The third regional quali-
er of the games designed to
discover talented athletes 15
years old and below will fea-
ture 11 sportsathletics, ar-
nis, badminton, boxing, chess,
karatedo, lawn tennis, swim-
ming, taekwondo, table tennis
and wrestling. Peter Atencio
PSC to ink
pact with
Spaniards
By Jeric Lopez

NORMALLY, a coach men-
tions a teams health as a key to
its success and development.
In his teams case, Petron
Blaze coach Olsen Racela be-
lieves that his team plays harder
and better sometimes with a de-
pleted line-up.
I think Petron plays better
with an injured line-up, said
Racela, whose squad nally halt-
ed its woes Sunday night with a
huge win to improve to 2-3.
Playing with several key
players in sick bay, the Boost-
ers were nally able to get their
acts together to produce a hard-
fought 98-95 victory over Ba-
rangay Ginebra in a must-win
game to snap a two-game slide.
With his leaders Arwind San-
tos, Alex Cabagnot, Chris Lutz
and Joseph Yeo taking charge,
Racela loved what he saw in
their last game as his players
nally rose to the occasion.
The character of the team is
finally showing up. Everybody is
helping out in the absence of their
teammates,added Racela. Were
all learning from the coaches all the
way down to the players. We re-
gained our confidence and this will
help us down the line.
The Boosters are already
playing minus swingman Mar-
cio Lassiter and top pick June
Mar Fajardo who are still recu-
perating from their injuries. Af-
ter Sunday, another charger will
add to the number of casualty.
Two-time Most Valuable Play-
er Danny Ildefonso aggravated
his left shoulder injury in the rst
half of the mentioned game and
will also be out for a certain time.
Boosters dangerous when injured
Games Today
(San Juan Arena)
1 p.m. Opening Ceremony
2 p.m. Informatics vs
Cagayan Valley Rising Suns
4 p.m. Boracay Rum
vs Cebuana Lhuillier
Allen Macaraig of
Maptan Racing
Team holds his GT
and Sprint Race
championship
trophies. Macaraig,
who is shown
ashing the
thumbs-up sign
below, races in a
Honda Civic EK
Hatchback. BONG
BOADO
Frustration. Taken by MST
contributor Roman Prospero, this
image of Swedens Emil Lindgren,
down on the ground a picture of
frustration after a stage of the 2012
Langkawi International Mountain
Bike Challenge, was voted runner-up
in the LIMBC photo contest.
Business
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OCTOBER 23, 2012 TUESDAY
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IN BRIEF
Govt wants full MRTC takeover
SM Group placement raises P6.37b New DBP head commits
to support infrastructure
VOLUME 738.650M
PSE COMPOSITE INDEX
Closing October 22, 2012
OIL
PRICES
TODAY
P584-P695
LPG/11-kg tank
P47.15-P53.07
Unleaded Gasoline
P38.40-P41.05
Diesel
P40.30-P52.20
Kerosene
P27.20-P31.00
Auto LPG
FOREI GN EXCHANGE RATE
Currency Unit US Dollar Peso
United States Dollar 1.000000 41.3950
Japan Yen 0.012620 0.5224
UK Pound 1.600800 66.2651
Hong Kong Dollar 0.129031 5.3412
Switzerland Franc 1.077586 44.6067
Canada Dollar 1.007151 41.6910
Singapore Dollar 0.819068 33.9053
Australia Dollar 1.033805 42.7944
Bahrain Dinar 2.652661 109.8069
Saudi Arabia Rial 0.266667 11.0387
Brunei Dollar 0.815727 33.7670
Indonesia Rupiah 0.000104 0.0375
Thailand Baht 0.032573 1.3484
UAE Dirham 0.272264 11.2704
Euro Euro 1.302700 53.9253
Korea Won 0.000906 0.0375
China Yuan .0159903 6.6192
India Rupee 0.018574 0.7689
Malaysia Ringgit 0.327976 13.5766
NewZealand Dollar 0.817929 33.8582
Taiwan Dollar 0.034213 1.4162
Source: PDS Bridge
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Monday, October 22, 2012
PESO-DOLLAR RATE
40
42
44
46
48
P41.390
CLOSE
Closing OCTOBER 22, 2012
5,424.79
7.57
HIGH P41.385 LOW P41.440AVERAGE P41.409
5200
4460
3720
2980
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1200
San Miguel unit to pursue Mindanao coal plant
Puregold
sells P5b
worth of
debt note
By Lailany P. Gomez
THE Transportation Department
endorsed to Malacaang the
previous proposals to buy out the
private investors in Metro Rail
Transit Corp.
Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya
said Monday buying out the private sector in a
government-run company was an option.
We already forwarded the [proposal] to the
President. We will renance the MRT 3 because we
feel that the 15-percent return on an annual basis is
too high, with the lower cost of interest rate that the
government is availing of, Abaya said.
The government has an 80-percent economic
interest in Metro Rail Transit, with the balance held
by Metro Pacic Investment Corp.
MRTC is in an irregular situation right now. What
is irregular now is that two government-owned banks
have bought the economic interest, without getting
or acquiring the more important political right,
which is the voting and decision making. Right now,
the decision-making right remains with the private
sector, Abaya said.
The twoDevelopment Bank of the Philippines
and the Land Bank of the Philippinesalong with
other government agencies have at least $720 million
worth of shares in Metro Rail Transit.
Now with 100-percent control of the MRTC, we
could renance and make everything in the hands
of the government and all decisions will emanate
from policies of government rather than dealing with
private interest, Abaya said.
The department revived the buyout option sfter
appointing MRT-3s interim maintenance provider.
Transportation Department awarded a six-month
contract to PH Trams-CB&T joint venture at a
price of $1.15 million, which is within the agencys
approved budget cost.
After doing this [six months], we might still end
up doing a PPP on the O&M, Abaya said.
Sumitomo Corp. of the Philippines, meanwhile, is
studying options whether or not to bid again for the
operation and maintenance of MRT 3 on Edsa.
We know the business very well since we were
the O&M contractor for 12 years until last Friday.
But still prudence dictates that we step back and
take a more objective look at the opportunity,
said a top ofcial of Sumitomo, who declined to
be named.
He said Sumitomo kept MRT running despite
challenges in terms of old coaches and lack of
spare parts. We have a name to protect so we
made sure MRT was convenient and safe for our
riders. Up to our last day as contractor last Friday,
we kept all the 73 coaches running well. We turned
over the whole system completely and properly,
with the process lasting up to the early hours of
Saturday, he said.
By Jenniffer B. Austria
SM INVESTMENTS Corp.
raised P6.37 billion from a top-
up placement designed to settle
an existing bank loan.
The conglomerate said the
placement involved 9.1 million
common shares sold at P700
apiece, representing a 17.1-
percent discount to its closing
price of P845 on Friday.
It also translated into a
6-percent discount to the closing
price of P745 per share when the
deal was rst announced on Aug.
23.
The proceeds of the
placements were mainly used
to pay off an existing bank loan,
including related interest, SM
Investments said.
Shareholders, namely Teresita
T. Sy, Elizabeth T. Sy, Hans T. Sy,
Herbert T. Sy and Harley T. Sy,
sold 9.1 million SM Investments
shares to institutional investors
under the top-up placement.
The company, in turn, issued
9.1 million in new primary
common shares to the same selling
shareholders at the same price.
This marked the second fund-
raising activity of SM Investments
this month, after raising $500
million on Oct. 11 from the issuance
of seven-year bond at a xed rate of
4.25 percent per annum.
SM Investments said the issue
attracted subscriptions reaching
$3.1 billion from institutional
and private banking investors
within the Philippines and across
Asia and Europe.
Citi, Deutsche Bank, and J.P.
Morgan served as the joint lead
managers and joint bookrunners
for the transaction.
The bonds generated one of the
lowest ever coupons for a seven-
year xed rate debt issued by a
Philippine corporate. This enabled
the conglomerate to further
lengthen its debt prole and take
advantage of the much improved
interest rate environment.
SM Investments reported a 13-
percent increase in rst-half net
income to P10.9 billion from P9.6
billion a year ago, driven largely
by strong earnings growth in
residential development, banks
and mall operations.
By Alena Mae S. Flores
SAN Miguel Corp. will pursue
the construction of a 300-
megawatt coal plant to address
the power shortage in Mindanao
by late 2015, a top company
executive said.
San Miguel president Ramon
Ang conrmed the plan of
conglomerates power unit, SMC
Global Power Holdings Inc., to
construct the 300-MW plant,
which would be fueled by coal
produced from the companys
coal mines in Mindanao.
A source said San Miguel had
started with the roadshow in
Mindanao for its power project
that would utilize clean coal
technology circulating uidized
bed boiler.
The source said it would use
coal from SMC-owned and
operated coal mines, which were
expected to lead to an affordable
and reliable power supply in
Mindanao.
San Miguel would offer
competitive rates to the electric
cooperatives because of the
cheaper fuel coming from the
Daguma mines, the source
added.
San Miguel acquired Daguma
Agro Minerals Inc. and Bonanza
Energy Resources Inc. for $25
million in 2010. Both mines are
located in South Cotabato.
San Miguel also bought coal
miner Sultan Energy Philippines
Inc. for $14.5 million. Sultan
Energys mine is located in Sultan
Kudarat, close to the companys
other two mines.
The three mines cover 17,000
hectares of coal resources and
will provide guaranteed and
cheaper raw material source for
San Miguels coal power plants.
The source said San Miguel
would also offer lower power
prices than those produced by
hydropower plants, which account
for more than half of Mindanaos
power generation mix.
Hydro is not competitive
since it is not sustainable. You
have low rates during wet season
and no power during dry. Then
you buy replacement power at
a high cost, thus [it] becomes
non-competitive in general, the
source said.
The source said San Miguel had
no supply contracts yet with the
Mindanao electric cooperatives,
but the company was responding to
the governments request for power
investors to help Mindanao.
SUPERMARKET chain
Puregold Price Club Inc. issued
P5 billion worth of corporate
notes to nance expansion in
2013.
Puregold said in a disclosure
to the stock exchange Monday
it signed a notes facility
agreement with a syndicate of
institutional lenders composed
of banks, insurance and trust
companies.
Proceeds from the maiden
Puregold offering in the
domestic debt capital market
are earmarked for the expansion
of Puregold for 2013, Puregold
said.
Puregold is allotting P3
billion of the proceeds to
nance the opening of 25 new
stores in 2013 and P2 billion to
fund mergers and acquisitions.
It named First Metro
Investments Corp. as sole
arranger and bookrunner for the
note issuance.
Puregolds notes received
a total subscription of P11
billion during the bookbuilding
process.
Puregold earlier said it
expected to register a net prot
of P2.63 billion this year, up 71
percent from the 2011 level.
Consolidated net sales are
projected to grow 50 percent to
P58.5 billion from P39 billion
in 2011.
Puregold booked a net income
of P1.03 billion in the rst half
of the year, up 32 percent from
P783 million year-on-year, on
the back of new store openings
and acquisitions.
Six-month revenues totaled
P23.27 billion, up 34.4 percent
from P17.13 billion a year ago.
Jenniffer B. Austria
New buses.
Bonifacio Transport
Corp. acquired
three new 37-seater
Mercedes-Benz buses
to serve Bonifacio
Global Citys growing
commuting public.
BTC is a wholly-
owned subsidiary
of Fort Bonifacio
Development
Corp., owner and
management
company of BGC.
Shown during the
blessing and turnover
ceremony for the
buses are (from
left) CATS Motors
senior manager
Don Ramos, vice
president Servando
delos Angeles, and
president Felix
Ang; and Bonifacio
Transport Corp.
general manager
Jun Galvez, BGC
chief nance ofcer
Lou Reyes and head
of commercial
operations Manny
Blas II.
4 bidding for LRT extension
THE Transportation Department accepted
proposals from four groups to build the P60-
billion Light Rail Transit Line 1 Cavite extension
project.
Transportation Undersecretary Jose Perpetuo
Lotilla said only 6 of the 30 companies that
bought the bidding documents submitted
proposals.
Prequalication documents have been
submitted [Monday] after being moved a couple
of times. The rationale behind was to encourage
more participants. In essence, it has not been
moved, Transportation Secretary Joseph
Emilio Abaya told reporters.
Lotilla, however, said the government did not
accept the proposals of two groups, which failed
to meet the 2 p.m. deadline.
The groups that submitted the bids were
Light Rail Manila Consortium, a joint venture
between Metro Pacic Investment Corp. and the
Ayala group; SMC Infra Resources Inc.; DMCI
Group in partnership with Marubeni Corp. and
Sistema Transporte Collectivo Metrorey; and
MTD-Samsung Group.
The agency disqualied the bids submitted by
Ecorail Transport Services Inc. and Luzon Rail
Transit System, which gve their the documents
beyond the deadline of 2 p.m.
Section 14 and 16 required the submission
within the deadline. The rule is very clear and it
is all nothing proposition, Lotilla said.
Lailany P. Gomez
Sea Residences 95% sold
SM DEVELOPMENT Corp., the property
unit of the SM Group, said Monday about 95
percent of the condominium units of its Sea
Residences project have been sold as of June.
The company said the units at Sea Residences
project in Pasay City were now ready for
turnover to 2,752 buyers, after the company
started construction in late 2008.
Sea Residences is situated on a 1.8-hectare
property at the Mall of Asia complex in Pasay
City. It is composed of six 15-storey buildings
around a central courtyard.
The selling price at the project rose from
P85,000 per square meter during the launching
of the project to P117,000 today.
SM Development has 10 other ongoing
projects in various locations in Metro Manila,
which attracted a strong market following due
to their quality, affordability, and location.
Jenniffer B. Austria
By Anna Leah G. Estrada
THE new president of state-
owned Development Bank of
the Philippines has committed to
increase lending for infrastructure
projects as one of the priority areas.
We will continue our lending
activities more aggressively
to support infrastructure
development, responsible entre-
preneurship, efcient social services,
protection of the environment and
other priority areas, DBP president
Gil Buenaventura said Monday.
He said the nancing support
for infrastructure development
was part of a back to basics
approach that the bank would
pursue under his term.
The back-to-basics strategy
will entail reinforcing our
nancial muscle characterized by
a strong capital adequacy ratio,
and a consistently healthy balance
sheet and earnings predictability
to ensure our long-term ability to
serve our nation, he said.
Buenaventura said the bank
would continue to safeguard its
liquidity position through an
effective campaign to generate
low-cost funds.
The bank will capitalize
on its expertise, serving as a
catalyst for a progressive and
poverty-free Philippines. We
will work for raising the level of
competitiveness of the economy
for sustainable growth, he said.
Business
ManilaStandardToday
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FINANCIAL
70.50 46.00 Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. 63.10 64.10 63.10 63.60 0.79 951,780 (3,972,626.50)
77.45 50.00 Bank of PI 82.95 82.95 82.00 82.45 (0.60) 951,170 66,746,780.00
1.82 0.68 Bankard, Inc. 0.74 0.71 0.71 0.71 (4.05) 1,000
595.00 370.00 China Bank 53.50 53.45 53.35 53.40 (0.19) 23,330
23.90 13.80 COL Financial 19.00 19.40 18.90 19.00 0.00 22,100 108,260.00
20.70 18.50 Eastwest Bank 23.10 23.10 22.80 22.95 (0.65) 652,800 3,834,150.00
22.00 7.95 Filipino Fund Inc. 10.24 10.24 10.24 10.24 0.00 100
89.00 50.00 First Metro Inv. 86.50 88.00 86.55 86.55 0.06 2,050
39.20 3.00 Maybank ATR KE 25.00 22.55 21.00 21.00 (16.00) 35,000
102.50 60.00 Metrobank 92.80 92.90 91.20 92.25 (0.59) 1,273,350 (19,592,050.00)
3.06 1.30 Natl Reinsurance Corp. 1.90 1.91 1.85 1.85 (2.63) 1,452,000
77.80 41.00 Phil. National Bank 72.70 72.50 71.00 72.35 (0.48) 157,170 (4,436,387.50)
95.00 69.00 Phil. Savings Bank 85.00 85.10 85.00 85.00 0.00 10,020
500.00 210.00 PSE Inc. 369.00 375.00 369.80 372.20 0.87 13,790 (11,160.00)
45.50 29.45 RCBC `A 45.90 45.70 45.60 45.70 (0.44) 178,100.00 210,220.00
155.20 77.00 Security Bank 166.90 167.00 165.60 165.90 (0.60) 329,990 16,786,433.00
140.00 58.00 Union Bank 107.00 107.20 107.00 107.00 0.00 111,300 10,023,760.00
2.06 1.43 Vantage Equities 2.28 2.23 2.14 2.21 (3.07) 502,000 22,150.00
INDUSTRIAL
35.50 26.50 Aboitiz Power Corp. 33.45 33.45 33.20 33.45 0.00 1,021,900 (10,165,430.00)
13.58 8.00 Agrinurture Inc. 8.17 8.17 8.12 8.14 (0.37) 115,300
23.95 11.98 Alaska Milk Corp. 13.90 16.10 16.10 16.10 15.83 2,500 40,250.00
1.70 0.97 Alliance Tuna Intl Inc. 1.84 1.86 1.74 1.80 (2.17) 2,495,000 1,825,000.00
48.00 25.00 Alphaland Corp. 27.95 27.95 27.90 27.95 0.00 800
1.62 1.08 Alsons Cons. 1.41 1.45 1.42 1.43 1.42 4,033,000 441,870.00
Asiabest Group 20.50 20.65 20.00 20.50 0.00 5,400 2,000.00
2.96 2.12 Calapan Venture 3.95 3.80 3.75 3.75 (5.06) 65,000
2.75 2.30 Chemrez Technologies Inc. 2.88 2.94 2.85 2.92 1.39 963,000 596,480.00
9.74 7.41 Cirtek Holdings (Chips) 11.90 11.92 11.90 11.92 0.17 2,100
6.41 4.83 Energy Devt. Corp. (EDC) 6.25 6.25 6.17 6.20 (0.80) 10,650,200 (18,556,562.00)
7.77 2.80 EEI 9.00 8.99 8.75 8.90 (1.11) 289,200 (748,259.00)
3.80 1.00 Euro-Med Lab. 1.90 1.82 1.75 1.80 (5.26) 51,000
25.00 5.80 Federal Chemicals 10.88 10.50 10.20 10.24 (5.88) 3,100
19.40 12.50 First Gen Corp. 20.80 21.75 20.80 21.75 4.57 3,530,800 10,889,115.00
79.30 51.50 First Holdings A 80.00 80.00 79.85 79.85 (0.19) 1,129,290 (28,653,481.00)
0.02 0.0110 Greenergy 0.0200 0.0200 0.0190 0.0190 (5.00) 227,400,000
13.10 7.80 Holcim Philippines Inc. 13.20 13.24 13.20 13.24 0.30 112,800 1,320,000.00
6.00 3.80 Integ. Micro-Electronics 3.98 4.00 3.97 4.00 0.50 15,000
2.35 0.61 Ionics Inc 0.650 0.650 0.640 0.640 (1.54) 23,000
120.00 80.00 Jollibee Foods Corp. 105.00 103.90 101.00 101.90 (2.95) 479,360 (4,726,614.00)
8.40 1.04 LMG Chemicals 2.10 2.24 2.07 2.19 4.29 1,435,000
27.45 18.10 Manila Water Co. Inc. 28.75 29.00 28.25 28.45 (1.04) 909,200 (20,170,185.00)
6.95 0.75 Mariwasa MFG. Inc. 2.88 3.46 3.42 3.42 18.75 17,000
18.10 8.12 Megawide 16.700 16.800 16.780 16.780 0.48 167,500 2,597,284.00
280.60 215.00 Mla. Elect. Co `A 285.00 288.00 282.00 282.00 (1.05) 169,680 21,846,832.00
12.20 7.50 Pancake House Inc. 8.10 7.55 7.36 7.36 (9.14) 5,000
3.65 1.96 Pepsi-Cola Products Phil. 4.76 5.00 4.69 4.91 3.15 13,464,000 (15,945,050.00)
16.00 9.70 Petron Corporation 11.00 10.98 10.74 10.86 (1.27) 3,664,500 (108,200.00)
13.70 10.20 Phinma Corporation 10.50 10.60 10.60 10.60 0.95 7,000
14.94 8.05 Phoenix Petroleum Phils. 8.08 8.08 8.05 8.06 (0.25) 30,800
4.42 1.01 RFM Corporation 3.97 3.97 3.89 3.94 (0.76) 8,100,000 (8,553,860.00)
2.49 1.10 Roxas and Co. 2.40 2.40 2.40 2.40 0.00 8,000 (19,200.00)
3.90 2.01 Roxas Holdings 2.75 2.72 2.72 2.72 (1.09) 4,000
6.50 2.90 Salcon Power Corp. 5.06 5.00 5.00 5.00 (1.19) 4,000
34.60 26.50 San Miguel Brewery Inc. 34.10 34.10 34.00 34.10 0.00 73,600
129.20 110.20 San Miguel Corp `A 110.00 110.00 109.50 110.00 0.00 324,950 10,279,974.00
2.62 1.25 Seacem 2.50 2.50 2.46 2.50 0.00 4,730,000 7,173,290.00
2.44 1.73 Splash Corporation 1.82 1.82 1.82 1.82 0.00 1,000
0.196 0.112 Swift Foods, Inc. 0.168 0.165 0.156 0.157 (6.55) 14,400,000 (82,340.00)
14.66 3.30 Tanduay Holdings 11.88 11.88 11.68 11.70 (1.52) 2,008,900 1,248,560.00
2.88 1.99 TKC Steel Corp. 2.02 2.06 2.00 2.06 1.98 62,000
1.41 0.90 Trans-Asia Oil 1.28 1.29 1.27 1.27 (0.78) 4,462,000
69.20 37.00 Universal Robina 72.00 74.10 72.00 73.50 2.08 1,316,720 42,484,506.50
5.50 1.05 Victorias Milling 1.19 1.16 1.13 1.13 (5.04) 1,749,000 23,000.00
0.77 0.320 Vitarich Corp. 0.880 0.910 0.870 0.890 1.14 4,027,000 (441,000.00)
18.00 2.55 Vivant Corp. 9.00 9.60 8.00 9.60 6.67 3,200
HOLDING FIRMS
1.18 0.65 Abacus Cons. `A 0.74 0.78 0.74 0.76 2.70 37,170,000 95,160.00
59.90 35.50 Aboitiz Equity 48.90 48.80 48.15 48.80 (0.20) 542,400 22,025,715.00
0.019 0.014 Alcorn Gold Res. 0.1320 0.1530 0.1350 0.1400 6.06 4,371,620,000 (37,210,880.00)
13.70 8.00 Alliance Global Inc. 15.14 15.14 15.00 15.10 (0.26) 7,612,100 (21,598,546.00)
2.60 1.80 Anglo Holdings A 2.03 2.01 2.01 2.01 (0.99) 30,000
5.02 3.00 Anscor `A 4.93 4.94 4.93 4.93 0.00 33,000
6.98 0.260 Asia Amalgamated A 5.11 6.25 5.01 6.05 18.40 6,665,500 30,840.00
2.98 1.49 ATN Holdings A 1.47 1.47 1.30 1.41 (4.08) 390,000
4.16 2.30 ATN Holdings B 1.57 1.54 1.36 1.50 (4.46) 955,000 42,000.00
485.20 272.00 Ayala Corp `A 427.80 428.00 420.00 428.00 0.05 280,240 11,979,972.00
64.80 30.50 DMCI Holdings 56.60 56.40 55.90 56.00 (1.06) 892,640 (5,194,009.00)
4.19 1.03 F&J Prince A 2.50 2.55 2.45 2.55 2.00 130,000
5.20 3.30 Filinvest Dev. Corp. 4.18 4.15 4.12 4.15 (0.72) 112,000
0.98 0.10 Forum Pacic 0.229 0.233 0.222 0.232 1.31 390,000
556.00 455.40 GT Capital 533.00 537.00 522.00 528.00 (0.94) 255,040 (2,270,015.00)
36.20 19.00 JG Summit Holdings 32.90 33.00 32.80 32.90 0.00 2,771,100 (43,726,840.00)
4.19 2.27 Jolliville Holdings 7.20 7.70 7.00 7.65 6.25 64,400
6.21 4.00 Lopez Holdings Corp. 5.39 5.39 5.32 5.32 (1.30) 2,586,400 (11,944,039.00)
1.54 0.61 Lodestar Invt. Holdg.Corp. 1.28 1.32 1.25 1.31 2.34 21,768,000 (573,990.00)
0.91 0.300 Mabuhay Holdings `A 0.43 0.42 0.42 0.42 (2.33) 200,000
3.82 1.800 Marcventures Hldgs., Inc. 2.15 2.18 2.07 2.08 (3.26) 750,000 6,300.00
4.65 2.56 Metro Pacic Inv. Corp. 4.13 4.16 4.11 4.13 0.00 5,514,000 8,466,930.00
6.24 3.40 Minerales Industrias Corp. 4.98 5.50 4.97 5.35 7.43 105,000
9.66 1.22 MJCI Investments Inc. 6.64 9.28 7.00 9.00 35.54 1,120,300 (18,560.00)
0.0770 0.045 Pacica `A 0.0500 0.0490 0.0490 0.0490 (2.00) 630,000
2.20 1.20 Prime Media Hldg 1.280 1.310 1.300 1.310 2.34 9,000
4.10 1.56 Republic Glass A 2.95 2.94 2.89 2.89 (2.03) 19,000
2.40 1.01 Seafront `A 1.56 1.57 1.56 1.57 0.64 62,000
0.490 0.285 Sinophil Corp. 0.320 0.315 0.315 0.315 (1.56) 5,080,000
760.00 450.00 SM Investments Inc. 824.00 824.00 812.00 820.00 (0.49) 710,290 498,794,215.00
2.71 1.08 Solid Group Inc. 1.96 2.07 1.99 1.99 1.53 5,392,000 19,900.00
1.57 1.14 South China Res. Inc. 1.17 1.15 1.15 1.15 (1.71) 10,000
0.420 0.101 Unioil Res. & Hldgs 0.2700 0.2420 0.2400 0.2420 (10.37) 90,000
0.620 0.082 Wellex Industries 0.2950 0.3050 0.2950 0.3000 1.69 2,230,000 (48,000.00)
0.980 0.380 Zeus Holdings 0.405 0.400 0.395 0.400 (1.23) 610,000
P R O P E R T Y
3.34 1.70 A. Brown Co., Inc. 3.20 3.26 3.15 3.15 (1.56) 509,000
0.83 0.42 Araneta Prop `A 0.560 0.600 0.530 0.550 (1.79) 230,000
24.15 13.36 Ayala Land `B 23.20 23.50 23.20 23.45 1.08 9,221,300 (55,805,175.00)
5.62 3.08 Belle Corp. `A 5.16 5.19 5.14 5.18 0.39 2,457,000 (560,124.00)
9.00 2.26 Cebu Holdings 4.99 4.95 4.93 4.95 (0.80) 270,000 891,400.00
2.85 1.35 Century Property 1.46 1.47 1.45 1.46 0.00 1,593,000 292,000.00
2.91 1.20 City & Land Dev. 2.40 2.40 2.30 2.40 0.00 9,000
1.50 1.05 Cityland Dev. `A 1.08 1.12 1.07 1.12 3.70 22,000
0.092 0.060 Crown Equities Inc. 0.076 0.076 0.076 0.076 0.00 10,000
1.11 0.67 Cyber Bay Corp. 0.85 0.85 0.82 0.82 (3.53) 1,939,000
0.94 0.54 Empire East Land 0.940 0.950 0.920 0.940 0.00 21,780,000 272,560.00
3.80 2.90 Eton Properties 3.70 3.68 3.62 3.62 (2.16) 145,000
0.310 0.10 Ever Gotesco 0.243 0.260 0.243 0.255 4.94 7,950,000 176,140.00
2.74 1.63 Global-Estate 1.85 1.88 1.86 1.88 1.62 976,000 1,193,120.00
1.44 0.98 Filinvest Land,Inc. 1.36 1.37 1.35 1.37 0.74 10,002,000 3,774,810.00
3.80 1.21 Highlands Prime 2.00 2.32 2.00 2.18 9.00 217,000
2.14 0.65 Interport `A 1.36 1.36 1.27 1.33 (2.21) 402,000
2.34 1.51 Megaworld Corp. 2.46 2.49 2.42 2.45 (0.41) 48,814,000 22,368,210.00
0.36 0.150 MRC Allied Ind. 0.1710 0.1730 0.1660 0.1660 (2.92) 1,240,000 (1,730.00)
0.990 0.089 Phil. Estates Corp. 0.6700 0.6600 0.6400 0.6500 (2.99) 15,803,000 498,150.00
19.94 10.00 Robinsons Land `B 19.40 19.42 19.18 19.32 (0.41) 2,091,500 34,778,314.00
7.71 2.51 Rockwell 3.17 3.27 3.17 3.17 0.00 167,000 (159,000.00)
2.85 1.81 Shang Properties Inc. 2.89 2.89 2.89 2.89 0.00 14,000
8.95 6.00 SM Development `A 6.25 6.25 6.18 6.18 (1.12) 301,800 717,880.00
18.20 10.94 SM Prime Holdings 14.60 14.80 14.46 14.50 (0.68) 9,309,700 4,268,926.00
0.91 0.64 Sta. Lucia Land Inc. 0.68 0.69 0.67 0.67 (1.47) 437,000
4.55 1.80 Starmalls 3.68 3.68 3.65 3.68 0.00 153,000
0.64 0.45 Suntrust Home Dev. Inc. 0.510 0.510 0.510 0.510 0.00 150,000
4.66 2.60 Vista Land & Lifescapes 4.740 4.780 4.700 4.740 0.00 1,173,000 (1,159,980.00)
S E R V I C E S
42.00 24.80 ABS-CBN 30.65 30.65 29.80 29.95 (2.28) 192,000
18.98 1.05 Acesite Hotel 1.32 1.34 1.32 1.33 0.76 223,000
0.78 0.45 APC Group, Inc. 0.620 0.610 0.610 0.610 (1.61) 500,000 (61,000.00)
10.92 7.30 Asian Terminals Inc. 9.20 9.30 9.24 9.30 1.09 13,100 93,924.00
102.80 4.45 Bloomberry 13.20 13.50 12.90 13.50 2.27 4,301,400 5,318,912.00
0.5300 0.1010 Boulevard Holdings 0.1450 0.1480 0.1440 0.1450 0.00 27,910,000 13,010.00
24.00 5.20 Calata Corp. 5.78 6.20 5.75 6.20 7.27 6,292,500 68,210.00
82.50 60.80 Cebu Air Inc. (5J) 56.95 56.95 56.70 56.85 (0.18) 150,390 (6,314,174.00)
9.70 5.44 DFNN Inc. 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50 0.00 100
1750.00 800.00 FEUI 1010.00 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 (0.99) 4,950
1270.00 831.00 Globe Telecom 1157.00 1153.00 1142.00 1148.00 (0.78) 115,585 30,286,705.00
11.00 6.18 GMA Network Inc. 8.30 8.33 8.27 8.30 0.00 101,600
77.00 43.40 I.C.T.S.I. 69.95 70.00 69.65 70.00 0.07 401,210 (1,991,814.50)
0.98 0.36 Information Capital Tech. 0.445 0.445 0.440 0.440 (1.12) 130,000
18.40 5.00 Imperial Res. `A 5.05 5.25 5.00 5.00 (0.99) 2,600
6.80 4.30 IPeople Inc. `A 7.30 7.50 7.50 7.50 2.74 200
4.70 1.75 IP Converge 2.56 2.67 2.54 2.56 0.00 510,000 (23,400.00)
34.50 0.036 IP E-Game Ventures Inc. 0.057 0.062 0.055 0.057 0.00 432,450,000 (1,676,050.00)
3.87 1.00 IPVG Corp. 1.02 1.02 1.00 1.01 (0.98) 3,388,000
0.0760 0.042 Island Info 0.0480 0.0460 0.0460 0.0460 (4.17) 3,000,000
5.1900 2.550 ISM Communications 2.7800 2.7800 2.7600 2.7600 (0.72) 55,000
10.30 5.90 Leisure & Resorts 9.00 9.10 8.95 9.00 0.00 1,239,700 721,330.00
3.70 2.60 Liberty Telecom 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 0.00 29,000
3.96 2.70 Macroasia Corp. 2.75 2.80 2.75 2.75 0.00 154,000 137,500.00
0.84 0.57 Manila Bulletin 0.68 0.72 0.68 0.72 5.88 31,000
4.08 1.21 Manila Jockey 3.03 3.49 3.20 3.29 8.58 19,435,000 8,154,400.00
9.60 6.50 Metro Pacic Tollways 5.63 5.81 5.81 5.81 3.20 100
22.95 13.80 Pacic Online Sys. Corp. 14.10 14.10 14.00 14.10 0.00 106,700
8.58 5.35 PAL Holdings Inc. 5.57 5.70 5.50 5.50 (1.26) 10,700
3.39 1.05 Paxys Inc. 2.73 2.74 2.72 2.73 0.00 946,000 (136,500.00)
10.00 5.00 Phil. Racing Club 9.50 9.30 9.30 9.30 (2.11) 3,500
71.00 18.00 Phil. Seven Corp. 73.00 73.00 72.05 73.00 0.00 1,690 122,011.50
17.88 12.10 Philweb.Com Inc. 17.00 16.68 14.00 15.12 (11.06) 6,418,700 (5,122,072.00)
2886.00 2096.00 PLDT Common 2670.00 2670.00 2658.00 2668.00 (0.07) 409,450 (116,558,010.00)
0.39 0.25 PremiereHorizon 0.315 0.335 0.325 0.330 4.76 4,030,000
30.15 10.68 Puregold 30.65 30.75 30.50 30.65 0.00 2,550,600 498,310.00
STI Holdings 1.65 1.80 1.65 1.65 0.00 164,000
4.75 3.30 Touch Solutions 4.00 3.95 3.95 3.95 (1.25) 1,000
0.79 0.34 Waterfront Phils. 0.440 0.440 0.430 0.440 0.00 30,000
Yehey 2.550 2.540 2.220 2.270 (10.98) 1,331,000 84,120.00
MINING & OIL
0.0083 0.0038 Abra Mining 0.0057 0.0057 0.0055 0.0056 (1.75) 163,000,000 (16,800.00)
6.20 3.01 Apex `A 4.78 4.75 4.65 4.65 (2.72) 100,000
6.22 3.00 Apex `B 4.90 4.80 4.80 4.80 (2.04) 9,000 43,200.00
20.80 14.50 Atlas Cons. `A 17.88 17.90 17.82 17.90 0.11 301,400 (183,730.00)
48.00 20.00 Atok-Big Wedge `A 26.00 26.00 24.00 26.00 0.00 3,900 65,400.00
0.345 0.170 Basic Energy Corp. 0.275 0.275 0.270 0.270 (1.82) 940,000
29.00 19.98 Benguet Corp `A 23.80 22.80 22.70 22.70 (4.62) 9,000
34.00 21.20 Benguet Corp `B 22.95 23.00 22.50 22.50 (1.96) 23,500 (422,920.00)
2.23 1.05 Century Peak Metals Hldgs 1.07 1.07 1.07 1.07 0.00 2,000
61.80 6.96 Dizon 19.90 20.00 19.60 19.60 (1.51) 63,900
1.21 0.50 Geograce Res. Phil. Inc. 0.59 0.59 0.58 0.58 (1.69) 877,000 (118,000.00)
1.81 1.0600 Lepanto `A 1.160 1.150 1.120 1.120 (3.45) 15,189,000
2.070 1.0900 Lepanto `B 1.220 1.210 1.190 1.210 (0.82) 5,202,000 276,080.00
0.085 0.042 Manila Mining `A 0.0570 0.0580 0.0550 0.0570 0.00 87,910,000
0.840 0.570 Manila Mining `B 0.0570 0.0570 0.0560 0.0560 (1.75) 7,750,000
36.50 15.04 Nickelasia 17.18 17.20 17.10 17.18 0.00 720,400 171,000.00
12.84 2.91 Nihao Mineral Resources 6.95 7.10 6.95 7.00 0.72 246,400
1.100 0.008 Omico 0.6400 0.6300 0.6200 0.6200 (3.13) 13,000
8.40 2.99 Oriental Peninsula Res. 4.350 4.370 4.330 4.350 0.00 170,000
0.032 0.014 Oriental Pet. `A 0.0200 0.0200 0.0190 0.0190 (5.00) 176,000,000
0.033 0.014 Oriental Pet. `B 0.0200 0.0200 0.0200 0.0200 0.00 176,600,000 (1,950,000.00)
28.25 18.40 Philex `A 15.54 15.54 15.30 15.38 (1.03) 2,194,800 1,765,904.00
48.00 3.00 PhilexPetroleum 26.00 26.80 25.90 26.80 3.08 136,700
0.062 0.017 Philodrill Corp. `A 0.045 0.046 0.044 0.045 0.00 270,200,000 (450,000.00)
257.80 161.10 Semirara Corp. 222.00 222.20 221.00 222.20 0.09 46,420 (5,868,872.00)
0.029 0.015 United Paragon 0.0170 0.0170 0.0160 0.0170 0.00 97,000,000 83,300.00
PREFERRED
50.00 23.05 ABS-CBN Holdings Corp. 29.70 29.65 28.95 29.65 (0.17) 1,550,300 (30,726,975.00)
580.00 535.00 Ayala Corp. Pref `A 537.00 532.50 530.00 530.00 (1.30) 610
116.70 108.90 PCOR-Preferred 107.10 107.20 107.10 107.20 0.09 9,300 675,360.00
SMC Preferred A 75.00 75.00 74.85 75.00 0.00 112,750 1,082,550.00
SMC Preferred C 75.25 75.25 75.00 75.00 (0.33) 92,060 502,995.00
1050.00 1000.00 SMPFC Preferred 1011.00 1010.00 1010.00 1010.00 (0.10) 250
6.00 0.87 Swift Pref 1.36 1.34 1.34 1.34 (1.47) 8,000
WARRANTS & BONDS
1.31 0.62 Megaworld Corp. Warrants 1.44 1.45 1.43 1.45 0.69 158,000
TRADI NG SUMMARY
SHARES VALUE
FINANCIAL 8,382,369 507,388,461.85
INDUSTRIAL 1,055,459,890 806,115,714.63
HOLDING FIRMS 4,476,823,283 1,905,283,459.06
PROPERTY 137,552,087 589,850,305.52
SERVICES 655,689,070 3,764,778,429.32
MINING & OIL 1,006,240,101 121,719,551.46
GRAND TOTAL 7,340,146,800 7,695,135,921.8405
FINANCIAL 1,377.57 (down) 3.56
INDUSTRIAL 8,409.35 (down) 9.71
HOLDING FIRMS 4,657.16 (down) 13.77
PROPERTY 2,092.96 (up) 5.14
SERVICES 1,757.55 (down) 3.37
MINING & OIL 20,144.27 (down) 168.92
PSEI 5,424.79 (down) 7.57
All Shares Index 3,589.90 (down) 5.25
Gainers: 56; Losers: 100; Unchanged:47; Total: 203
CHIN WONG
DIGITAL LIFE
STOCKS dropped slightly Monday as
investors continued to cash in on recent
gains amid a weakness in the regional
market.
The Philippine Stock Exchange
Index lost 7.57 points, or 0.14
percent, to 5,424.79. Decliners
overwhelmed gainers, 100 to 56,
with 47 issues unchanged.
SM Investments Corp., the
holding company of retail tycoon
Henry Sy Sr., fell to 0.5 percent
to P820. Philippine Long Dis-
tance Telephone Co., the largest
telecommunications company
in the Philippines, declined 0.1
percent to P2,668, while Globe
Telecom Inc., the second biggest,
fell 0.78 percent to P1,148.
Speculative stock Alcorn Gold
Resurces Corp., an oil explora-
tion company controlled by re-
tailer Lucio Co, rose 6 percent to
P0.14.
Ayala Land Inc., the biggest
property company, gained 1
percent to P23.45. Megaworld
Corp., the second-largest devel-
oper, fell 0.41 percent to P2.45.
The rest of Asian stock markets
were mixed Monday in response
to disappointing US corporate
earnings last week.
The results from Wall Street gi-
ants Microsoft, General Electric
and McDonalds took traders by
surprise and caused US stocks to
nish substantially lower on Fri-
day. Investors in Asia saw little
reason to go against the ow.
The US market had a sig-
nicant drop, said Linus Yip,
strategist at First Shanghai Se-
curities in Hong Kong. A sig-
nicant drop in the US will have
an impact on Asian markets as a
whole.
Still, investment sentiment
didnt plunge in Asia as it did in
the US, where investors were un-
nerved by McDonalds shrinking
prots and Microsofts sagging
PC sales.
Japans Nikkei 225 rose 0.2
percent to 9,021.31, brushing off
a widening trade decit. Exports
plummeted 10 percent from a
year earlier, hurt by nancial and
debt problems in Europe, and a
surge in anti-Japanese sentiment
in China.
In September, a territorial
dispute with China over disput-
ed islands in the East China Sea
sparked anti-Japanese riots. In
the aftermath, exports to China
sank 14 percent from a year.
South Koreas Kospi lost 0.3
percent to 1,937.67 at midday
and Australias S&P/ASX 200
dropped 0.6 percent to 4,542.60.
Benchmarks in mainland China,
Singapore, Thailand and Tai-
wan also fell. Hong Kongs
Hang Seng rose 0.2 percent to
21,592.61.
Yip said that hot money, or
short-term speculative inows,
being funneled into Hong Kong
are helping to support its stock
market. The money is coming
from investors who believe that
mainland Chinas slowdown has
bottomed out and will start to
pick up stream in the nal quar-
ter of the year.
Markets may stay subdued
ahead of the release later in
the week of US data including
monthly new home sales, durable
goods orders and third-quarter
GDP gures, some analysts said.
The upcoming US presidential
election and developments in
the Europe debt crisis also added
uncertainty to the mix.
With AP
THE law of unintended consequences seemed to
be hard at work when legislators drafted the much-
maligned Cybercrime Prevention Act.
Signed by President Benigno Aquino III last
month, the law imposes penalties on offenses such
as hacking, denial-of-service and virus attacks,
cyber squatting, identity theft, computer fraud,
child pornography and cybersexbut it has also
stirred up a hornets nest of protest from journalists,
bloggers and civil rights groups, who say that its
draconian penalties for online libelfour to eight
years in jailare a direct assault on free speech.
Responding to 15 separate petitions challenging
the laws constitutionality, the Supreme Court
slapped a temporary restraining order on the
government last Oct. 9 to stop it from enforcing
the law for 120 days while it decides the merits of
the case.
Much has already been written about the laws
last-minute libel provision, but the Cybercrime
Prevention Act carries other less obvious pitfalls
as well.
A recent review of the law conducted by
a consultant working for the International
Telecommunications Union highlighted some
of these weaknesses, including its vague and
inconsistent treatment of the mental elementor
the requirement to show a defendants intent
before he can be convicted. The observations
that follow are based on an advanced draft of the
report prepared by the consultant, an expert in
international cybercrime.
The inclusion of a mental element in a criminal
law provision is an important instrument to prevent
over-criminalization, the draft report said. [But]
the act is highly inconsistent when it comes to the
mental element. Most provisions do not specify
what mental element is required. One refers to
intentional acts, one to willful acts, several to
intentional or reckless acts and some require
special intent.
This inconsistency makes it difcult to apply the
principle of mental element to the crimes covered
by the law, the study said. Nor can the government
specify the mental element in the implementing
rules and regulations (IRR).
The ITU-supported review also highlighted
some problems with the laws denitions. In
some cases, terms (such as database and
cybersecurity) are denedbut not used in the
following provisions.
The laws denition of access, on the other
hand, goes way beyond the interpretation provided
in the Council of Europe Explanatory Note to the
Convention of Cybercrime.
The law denes alteration as the modication
or change, in form or substance, of an existing
computer data or program. But this denition,
too, can be problematic, since the simple act of
adding a le to a hard drive would modify its
existing status, the report said.
Illegal access is dened as the access to
the whole or any part of a computer system
without right. Access, in turn, is described as
the instruction, communication with, storing
data, retrieving data from, or otherwise making
use of any resources of a computer system or
communication network.
Under these denitions, the review noted, a
person could be charged with illegal access for
simply plugging his cell phone into a computers
USB port to charge upeven if he did not obtain
any information stored on the computer system.
The electricity through the USB port is a resource
of the computer systemqualifying the act as
illegal access.
The laws provision on data interference
punishes the intentional or reckless alteration,
damaging, deletion or deterioration of computer
data, electronic document, or electronic data
message, without right, including the introduction
or transmission of viruses.
Under this denition, running recklessly around
and tripping over a power cord that disconnects a
computer and leads to data loss would be treated
as a crime. So would recklessly dropping a hard
drive if it resulted in a loss of data.
The cybercrime expert recommended removing
the word recklessbut this would require an
amendment of the law, not a clarication in the
IRR.
Viruses is used in the denition of data
interference but is not itself dened. Would an
unwanted software patch qualify as a virus? The
law does not say.
Under the laws denition of misuse of devices,
a system administrator who uses a hacking tool
to test his own system for vulnerabilities could
also be guilty of a crime.
The law also states that the intentional
acquisition, use, misuse, transfer, possession,
alteration or deletion of identifying information
belonging to another... without right constitutes
identity theft. By this denition, a journalist who
identies the private e-mail address of a politician
who wants it kept secret may have already
committed a crime.
Finally, the report noted, the law allows
the government to record real-time data
traffic, one of the most severe investigative
instruments, yet it allows this even without a
court order.
Many of the problems with the Cybercrime
Prevention Act cannot be solved by tweaking the
IRRthey need amendments to what is clearly a
awed piece of legislation. Lawmakers who have
promised to amend the law would probably do
well to use the ITU-supported report as a starting
point.
Column archives and blog at:
http://www.chinwong.com
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Manila
Standard
TODAY
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
INVITATION TO BID
For The Supply of Various AFCS Spare Parts under
PR No. RS1-0912-293 and ITB No. 1210-316-01
Schedule of Activities:
Pre-Bid Conference - October 31, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M.
Cafeteria, LRTA Line 2-Depot,
Santolan, Pasig City

Submission and Opening of Bids - November 14, 2012 @ 9:00 A.M.
Cafeteria, LRTA Line 2-Depot,
Santolan, Pasig City
The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), through its Corporate Budget for the Calendar Year 2012,
intends to apply the sum of a Total of THREE MILLION FOURTEEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED
TWENTY SEVEN AND 72/100(Php3,014,327.72)PESOS ONLY being the Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) to payments under the afore-mentioned contract/s. Bids received in excess of the ABC
shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. Delivery period is required on or before 6 months upon
receipt of Purchase Order.
LRTA now invites bids from Interested Bidders with the following details:
Description
QTY
(PCS)
Approved
Budget for the
Contract
(ABC)
Bid Security:
Cash/CC-MC
Bank draft/
guarantee
or CLC
(2%)*
Security:
Surety
bond
(5%)*
Cost of Bid
Documents
1 ROLLER / REFERENCE NO, 4GV32.43 100 Php452,679.00 Php9,053.58 Php22,633.95
Php2,000.00
2
SPRING SUPPORT / REFERENCE NO.
4FC341071S1
10 Php15,401.60 Php308.03 Php770.08
3
EXTERIOR FLANGE / REFERENCE NO.
GV32-49
125 Php741,393.75 Php14,827.88 Php37,069.69
4
DISPLAY PCB / REFERENCE NO.
4JC129560
8 Php172,430.16 Php3,448.60 Php8,621.51
5
BOLT BUMPER / REFERENCE NO.
A111200479
40 Php14,631.60 Php292.63 Php731.58
6
SUPPORT ASSY / REFERENCE NO.
4FT61.316S1
5 Php7,289.40 Php145.79 Php364.47
7
STACKER SENSOR CLIP/ REFERENCE
NO. 4DZ21.506
60 Php112,279.20 Php2,245.58 Php5,613.96
8
HANDLE ASSEMBLY/ REFERENCE NO.
3GG1122435
15 Php427,161.45 Php8,543.23 Php21,358.07
9
FLAP, STAINLESS STEEL REFERENCE NO.
3GF14.450
8 Php124,547.04 Php2,490.94 Php6,227.35
10 AXLE / REFERENCE NO. 4GG11.520 25 Php92,534.00 Php1,850.68 Php4,626.70
11 AXLE / REFERENCE NO. 4GG11.535 25 Php33,410.25 Php668.21 Php1,670.51
12
FLAP GUIDE (ENTRY) / REFERENCE NO.
4GF12.560
26 Php120,503.76 Php2,410.08 Php6,025.19
13 PLATE / REFERENCE NO. 4GG111075 15 Php71,506.65 Php1,430.13 Php3,575.33
14
PRESSURE ROLLER / REFERENCE NO.
4JB11.102 or its approved equivalent
50 Php68,784.50 Php1,375.69 Php3,439.23
15 GEAR / REFERENCE NO. 4GF12.415 12 Php440,539.56 Php8,810.79 Php22,026.98
16
PINION / REFERENCE NO. 4JC11..10 or
its approved equivalent
10 Php55,955.40 Php1,119.11 Php2,797.77
17
GUIDING ROLLER / REFERENCE NO.
4FC12.47 or its approved equivalent
50 Php37,912.50 Php758.25 Php1,895.63
18
ELECTROMAGNET SPRING COMP. /
REFERENCE NO. A111200484 or its
approved equivalent
25 Php18,289.50 Php365.79 Php914.48
19
SHOCK ABSORBER CAM SPRING
/ REFERENCE NO. 0/0208/040 or its
approved equivalent
40 Php7,078.40 Php141.57 Php353.92
TOTAL Php3,014,327.72 Php60,286.55 Php150,716.39 Php2,000.00
* The complete technical specifcation is available in the Bidding Documents.
*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 mplementing Rules and Regulations (R-RR) 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
October 23, 2012 until not later than the deadline for the submission and receipt of bids at the
address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount
of PhP2,000.00 only.
Pre Bid Conference shall be open to all interested Bidders. Bidders who have not purchased 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 theInstructions to
Biddersand 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. 853-0041 50 loc. 8417
(Sgd.) Mr. LUTGARDO C. NAVARRO
Chairman, Bids & Awards Committee
(MST-OCT. 23, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Zamboanga Sibugay 1
st
District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay
INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and
Highways, Zamboanga Sibugay 1
st
District Engineering Offce, through FY 2013 DPWH
Regular Infrastructure Program, invites contractors to bid for the aforementioned
projects, viz.;
I. a. Contract I.D. No. : 12JI0035
b. Contract Name : Road Upgrading (Gravel to Paved)
I mel da-Bayog-Kumal ar ang-Lapuyan-
Margosatubig Road, La Victoria Section,
K1755+000.00 to K1756+000.00
c. Contract Location : Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay
d. Scope of Work : Upgrading Gravel to Paved
e. ABC : Php 26,207,160.00
f. Contract Duration : 145 Calendar Days
g. Cost of Bidding Documents: Php 20,000.00
II. a. Contract I.D. No. : 12Jl0036
b. Contract Name : Road Upgrading (Gravel to Paved)
I mel da-Bayog-Kumal ar ang-Lapuyan-
Margosatubig Road, Minsulao Section,
K1763 + (-698.00) to K1764+000.00
c. Contract Location : Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay
d. Scope of Work : Upgrading Gravel to Paved
e. ABC : Php 34,944,840.00
f. Contract Duration : 195 Calendar Days
g. Cost of Bidding Documents: Php 20,000.00
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised
IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at
the opening of 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 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 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:
Issuance of Bidding Documents October 23, 2012 - November 19, 2012
Pre-Bid Conference November 05, 2012 10:00 A.M.
Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
November 08, 2012 until 3:00 P.M.
Receipt of Bids November 19, 2012 2:00 P.M.
Opening of Bids November 19, 2012 2:00 P.M.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the Department of
Public Works and Highways, Zamboanga Sibugay 1
st
District Engineering Offce (DEO),
Diplahan. Zamboanga Sibugay. Upon payment of a non-refundable fee. Prospective
bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website if available. Prospective
Bidders that will download the Bid Documents 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
accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form. as stated in Section
27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the
BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope
shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC.
The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be
awarded to the lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation
and post-qualifcation.
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Zamboanga Sibugay 1
st
District
Engineering Offce. Diplahan. Zamboanga Sibugay reserves the right to accept or reject
any bid. to annul the bidding process at anytime prior contract award, without thereby
incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) CAYAMOMBAO D.DIA
Asst. District Engineer
(BAC-Vice-Chairperson)
Noted:
(Sgd.) REYNERIO P. ALCACHUPAS
OIC-District Engineer
(MST-Oct. 23, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Region IV-B, MIMAROPA
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Mindoro Oriental District Engineering Offce
Masipit, Calapan City 5200, Oriental Mindoro
Tel. No (043) 288-2365
October 19, 2012
INVITATION TO BID
(MST-Oct. 23, 2012)
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Mindoro Oriental District Engineering
Offce, intends to apply the following to payments:
ABC Name of Project / Location Contract
ID No.
Brief Description of
Works
Contract
Duration
P 5,879,985.74 Replacement / Rehabilitation /
Strengthening of Pantay Bridge,
CSR Junction Pola K0072+065,
Pola, Oriental Mindoro
12ED0090 Replacement /
Rehabilitation /
Strengthening of 6.00
L.m. Bridge
120 C.D.
P 5,879,997.75 Replacement / Rehabilitation /
Strengthening of Balaasan Bridge,
CSR Junction Pola K0070+942,
Pola, Oriental Mindoro
12ED0091 Replacement /
Rehabilitation /
Strengthening of 6.00
L.m. Bridge
120 C.D.
Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Mindoro Oriental District
Engineering Offce now invites bids for the above-mentioned projects.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures
using non-discretionary "pass/fail criterion as specifed in the mplementing Rules
and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the
Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or
organizations with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital
stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH-Mindoro Oriental
District Engineering Offce and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given
below from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders
from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding
Documents in the amount of Ten Thousand Pesos ( P 10,000,00 ).
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the
Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents
not later that the submission of their bids.
The DPWH-Mindoro Oriental District Engineering Offce will hold a Pre-Bid
Conference on October 30, 2012 @ 9:30 a.m. at the BAC Ofhce, DPWH-MODEO,
Brgy. Masipit, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, which shall be open only to all
interested parties.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 13, 2012
until 10:00 a.m. only. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the
acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose
to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
The DPWH-Mindoro Oriental District Engineering Offce reserves the right to
accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any
time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected
bidder or bidders.
For further information, please refer to:
NESTOR L. DEL ROSARIO
Bids & Awards Committee
DPWH, Mindoro Oriental District Engineering Offce
Masipit, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Tel. No. (043) 288-2365
Email address: ej_tobs@yahoo.com
________________________
(Sgd.) ALEXANDER D. MALITAO
BAC Vice-Chairman
Business
ManilaStandardToday extrastory2000@gmail.com business@mst.ph OCTOBER 23, 2012 TUESDAY
B3
Murata eyes 3 more facilities
7-Eleven chain now
includes food service
Thailand
to import
more PH
cigarettes
Expert sees Bangsamoro region as potential BPO hub
W O R L D - L E A D I N G
convenience store chain
7-Eleven is taking its franchise
ownership to more protable
levels by maximizing the stores
earnings with its latest expansion
to food service.
7-Elevens food expansion
and fastfood dining format is
expected to generate additional
revenue ows for operators, as
they can earn more by having two
viable business formats within
one store for only the price of
one franchise. Franchisees can
expect predictable cash ow
from a variety of sources instead
of just relying on traditional
service or products offered.
The expansion has postitioned
Philippine Seven Corp.,
exclusive local licensee for
7-Eleven outlets, into a more
competitive and highly viable
investment.
The expanded food selection
includes the incorporation of
local avors such as popular
street food fares, rice meals and
green salads.
In addition to these popular
grab-and-go food and product
offerings, 7-Eleven outlets
also espouse the companys
Store of the Future energy-
efcient functional design as
part of its value-added shopping
conveniences.
By Julito G. Rada
MURATA Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of
Japan plans to build three more facilities
in addition to its latest $400-million manu-
facturing plant inside the First Philippine
Industrial Park in Tanauan, Batangas
which was inaugurated Monday.
SM Seaside City. SM Prime Holdings Inc. registered Seaside City Tourism Economic Zone in Cebu with
the Philippine Economic Zone Authority. SM Seaside City is a 30-hectare mixed-use development project
of SM Prime, which includes the construction of a P4.5-billion shopping mall with a gross oor area of
241,600 square meters. The mall is expected to open in the third quarter of 2014. Shown after signing the
registration agreement are (from left) Ma. Lilia Escalante, SM Investments assistant vice president; Jeffrey
Lim, SM Prime executive vice president; Peza director-general Lilia de Lima; Ryan San Juan, SM Prime vice
president; and Cecilia Patricio, SM Investments senior vice president.
We want to contribute to
the growth of the Philippine
economy and we will strive to
do our best, company president
Tsuneo Murata said during the
inauguration of the facility.
Murata said the company
would establish three more
buildings of the same size as
this latest facility.
Thus we plan to have a total of
four buildings with more than 3,000
employees in the future, he said.
The new facility, called the
Philippine Manufacturing Co.
of Murata Inc., is located on a
200,000-square-meter area that
will mass-produce monolithic
ceramics capacitors starting
January 2013. The company will
employ 300 workers.
Murata manufactures smart-
phone parts, including chip
multilayer antennas, ceramic
resonators, speakers, shock
sensors, micro-blowers and
power supplies. The company
has production platforms in
Tokyo, Osaka and Singapore.
Philippine Economic Zone
Authority director-general Lilia
de Lima said Muratas expansion
afrmed the Philippines position
as the best investment site in the
world.
If you look in Asia, no one
can beat the Philippines. This
was afrmed by the recent survey
of Japan Economic and Trade
Ofce, which put the Philippines
in good light, De Lima said.
Murata said the establishment
of this latest facility was borne
out of projected growing demand
for electronics components as a
result of the increase in advanced
functions in electronic equipment
and the rise in the number of
applications in smartphones and
tablet PCs.
With this kind of environment,
the company thus examined
the expansion of its overseas
production and enhancement
of its production capabilities to
meet increasing orders, and this
resulted in the establishment
of the production base in the
Philippines, the company said
in a statement.
Murata, established in 1950,
is the worlds top manufacturer
of electronic parts, with annual
sales of 600 billion yen and
almost 80 subsidiaries and sales
afliates worldwide.
THE Trade Department has forecast
an increase in tobacco exports to
Thailand once it complies with an
earlier World Trade Organization
ruling for a proper customs valuation
of imported cigarettes from the
Philippines.
Once fully complied, the
WTO ruling would mean
improved market access for our
tobacco exports in Thailand,
Trade Undersecretary Adrian
Cristobal Jr. said on Monday.
The Philippines and Thailand
have been engaged in a series
of bilateral discussions to
facilitate Thailands compliance
to the WTOs ruling July in year
favoring the Philippines.
Thailand recently adopted
a royal decree, effective
Oct. 15, abolishing
discriminatory exemption to the
resale of domestic cigarettes.
Thailands recent act to
abolish the discriminatory
exemption extended to resale
of domestic cigarettes shows
the benets of these bilateral
meetings, Cristobal said.
Thailand received a reasonable
period of time to implement the
WTO ruling on the dispute on
May 15, 2012.
The second extension granted
by the WTO to Thailand to
implement the bodys ruling
ended Oct. 15, 2012.
The WTO ruled that imported
cigarettes in Thailand were
subjected to discriminatory
tax treatment compared with
domestic products. Under
Thailands law, the resale
of domestic cigarettes was
exempted entirely from value-
added tax, without extending
similar treatment to resale of
imported cigarettes.
THE future Bangsamoro autonomous region
in Mindanao has the potential to attract
business process outsourcing investments,
as the region has a large pool of talents who
can help sustain the industrys growth.
First, it will enhance the Philippine brand
in general. Second, the Bangsamoro region can
potentially offer a new talent pool to support
growth of the industry, Miguel Garcia,
president and chief executive of systems
provider DTSI Group, said Monday.
The [framework] agreement is a positive
development for the IT-BPO industry,
Garcia said.
Garcia said the Bangsamoro region could
eventually become an important IT-BPO hub.
With increased investment in educational
and communications infrastructure
accompanied by appropriate investment
incentives, the region can replicate the
success of Davao, Garcia said.
Davao City is considered the top Next
Wave City based on the Next Wave Cities
20102011, a publication by the Business
Processing Association of the Philippines
and Information and Communications
Technology Ofce that ranks emerging
hubs based on talent pool, infrastructure,
cost, business environment and risk
management.
Davao City ofcials successfully attracted
multiple IT-BPO operations to the city in
recent years.
President Benigno Aquino III, himself,
said the framework agreement would foster
private sector investment in the region,
including IT-BPO.
Garcia said the industry appreciated the
Aquino administrations signicant support
of the IT-BPO industry, noting that good
governance and increasing transparency
contributed to rising investor condence and
healthier business climate.
The BPO industry is projected to grow to
$13.4 billion in revenues and 770,000 direct
employees this year.
We are seeing a conuence of many
factors, all working in favor of the Philippines
in general, and the local IT-BPO industry, in
particular. We at DTSI are in the business
of selling the Philippines to locators and
investors, bringing them here, and helping
them set up and manage their operations. The
prospects for the industry remain positive, and
indications are will further improve moving
forward, Garcia said. Julito G. Rada
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PROJECT TITLE : CONSTRUCTION OF MANILA-COASTAL
ROAD (SERVICE ROAD) PARAAQUE CITY
CONTRACTOR : MARCBILT CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACT AMOUNT : P 36,161,752.32
Good news, the Metro Manila District Engineering Offce (MMDEO-
DPWH-NCR) under the supervision of District Engineer Arleen D. Beltran
has implemented the Construction of Manila-Coastal Road (Service Road),
Paraaque City. This new road will serve as an alternate route for vehicles
plying along Quirino Avenue and Coastal Road and will lessen travel time to
vehicles coming from Cavite going to Manila and vice versa.
(PAID ADVERTISEMENT) (MST-Oct. 23, 2012)
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), through the General
Appropriations Act intends to apply the sum stated below being the Approved Budget
for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the following:
Contract ID: 12CC0135
Contract Name: Widening of Tarcan Bridge along Daang Maharlika Road
Contract Location: Baliuag, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Construction/Widening of concrete bridge ,
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 14,718,790.16
Contract Duration: 210 calendar days
Contract ID: 12CC0136
Contract Name: Widening of Tangos Bridge #1 along Daang Maharlika Road
Contract Location: Baliuag, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Construction/Widening of concrete bridge
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 14,718,790.16
Contract Duration: 210 calendar days
Contract ID: 12CC0137
ContraCt Name: Preventive Maintenance along Bigaa-Plaridel via Bulacan and
Malolos Road km 50+053 to km 51+840
Contract Location: Plaridel, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Concrete widening & asphalt overlay along national road
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 13,947,214.44
Contract Duration: 36 calendar days
Contract ID: 12CC0138
Contract Name: Widening of Tangos Bridge #2 along Daang Maharlika Road
Contract Location: Baliuag, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Construction/Widening of concrete bridge
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 11,721,234.86
Contract Duration: 140 calendar days
Contract ID: 12CC0139
Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance along Pulilan-Calumpit Road km
49+300 to km 50+232
Contract Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Concrete reblocking & asphalt overlay along national road
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 6,709,010.42
Contract Duration: 36 calendar days
Contract ID: 12CC0140
Contract Name: Rehabilitation/Reconstruction/upgrading of damaged paved
national roads Bigaa-Plaridel via Bulacan and Malolos Road km
31+(-410) to km 31+(-300)
Contract Location: Balagtas, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Upgrading including drainage along national road
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 4,268,935.02
Contract Duration: 60 calendar days
Contract ID: 12CC0141
Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance along Pulilan Railroad Station km
44+(-121) to km 44+970
Contract Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
Scope of Work: Concrete reblocking & asphalt overlay along national road
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 3,498,745.37
Contract Duration : 23 calendar days
Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening
of bid.
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission
and receipt of bids, a single contract similar to the project, equivalent to at least ffty
percent (50%) of the ABC.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using
non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the mplementing Rules and
Regulations (lRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), other wise known as the
Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or
organizations with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding stock
belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Contractors/applicants who are interested in the DPWH civil works are required to
register prior to the set schedule of submission of bid while those already registered
shall keep their records current and updated. Contractor Profle Eligibility Process
(CPEP) and subject to further postqualifcation. nformation on registration can be
obtained at DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph of Central procurement Offce (CPO),
5
th
Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH Bulacan First DEO and
inspect the Bidding Documents as the address given below fro.m 8:00 A.M. to 5:00
P.M., Monday to Friday.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from
the address below and upon payment of non-refundable fee for Bidding Documents
in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (P25,000.00) for Contract ID
12CC0135 to Contract ID 12CC0138, Ten Thousand Pesos (P10,000.00) for
Contract ID 12CC0139 and Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) for Contract ID
12CC0140 and Contract ID 12CC0141.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhiIGEPS) and the DPWH website
www.dpwh.gov.ph. provided that the bidders shall pay for the Bidding Documents not
later than the submission of their bids.
Payments can be made at any DPWH feld offce. The submission of the Original
Receipt (OR) for payments of bidding documents issued by any DPWH feld offce
is suffCient for the BAC of this District Offce to process the electronic eligibility
evaluation of contractors.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will hold a Pre-Bid
Conference on October 31, 2012, 10:00 A.M. at the Conference Room, DPWH
Bulacan First DEO, Tikay, City of Malolos, Bulacan which shall be opened only to all
interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 15, 2012, 12:00
N.N. at the BAC Secretariat Offce. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in
any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representative who choose to
attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
The DPWH - Bulacan First District Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept or
reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process any time prior contract award,
without incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
For further information, please refer to:
(Sgd.) GERONIMO F. ASONZA
Engineer III
BAC Chairman
DPWH - Bulacan 1
st
DEO
Tikay, City of Malolos, Bulacan
(044) 794-0556
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Bulacan First District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Tikay, City of Malolos, Bulacan
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WORLD
Jordan foils terror
plot to attack malls
Uruguay to legalize
marijuana business
Democrat
George
McGovern
dies at 90
Seoul bans activists from flying leaflets
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay
Uruguayans used to call their
country the Switzerland of Latin
America, but its faded grey capital
seems a bit more like Amsterdam
now that its congress has legalized
abortion and is drawing up plans to
sell government-grown marijuana.
Both measures would be
unthinkable in many other
countries. Cuba is the only other
nation in the region that makes
rst-trimester abortions accessible
to all women, and no country in
the world produces and sells pot
for drug users to enjoy.
But President Jose Pepe
Mujica, a ower-farming former
leftist guerrilla, vowed to sign
whatever bill congress could settle
on that can minimize the 30,000
illegal abortions his government
says Uruguayan women suffer
annually.
And while lawmakers have
yet to debate pot sales, Mujicas
ruling Broad Front coalition
staked its ground in August by
openly declaring that the drug war
has failed. Smoking potif not
growing and selling itis already
legal in Uruguay, and supplying
the weed is a $30-million business,
the government said.
This is democracy a la
Uruguayathe Uruguayan way
a phrase that reects both the
pride and the unmet promises of
a society where nding common
ground is a highly shared value,
in stark contrast to many other
countries where voters are divided
by us-and-them politics.
Such outsized respect for the
democratic process has enabled
the country of 3.4 million people
wedged between Argentina and
Brazil to reach consensus on
many issues that have stymied
bigger and richer nations, from
reforming health care to providing
free university educations, to
setting ambitious renewable
energy goals. AP
AMMANJordanian authorities have
arrested 11 suspected al-Qaida-linked
militants for allegedly planning to attack
shopping malls and Western diplomatic
missions in the country, the government
said Sunday.
The plot is the rst to be
unveiled since a triple hotel
bombing in Amman almost seven
years ago, which killed 60 people.
Al-Qaida claimed responsibility
for the attack, citing its rejection
of Jordans alliance with the
United States and its 1994 peace
treaty with Israel.
Jordanian ofcials and Arab
diplomats have been voicing
concern over stability in the
kingdom, which lies at a
precarious corner in the Middle
East, neighboring hot spots
Syria, Iraq and the Palestinian
territories.
The ofcials and diplomats,
insisting on anonymity because
they are not allowed to make
statements to the press, have
warned of possible plots to
destabilize the kingdom. They
say militants seek to use its
territory as they consolidate their
foothold in Syriawhich lies on
Jordans northern border.
Announcing the foiled plot,
government spokesman Sameeh
Maaytah told an impromptu press
conference that the suspects are
all Jordanian and are in police
custody.
They were plotting deadly
terror attacks on vital institutions,
shopping centers and diplomatic
missions, he said.
They sought to destabilize
Jordan, he said. They plotted
against Jordans national security.
Jordans state TV broadcast
the names and headshots of the
suspectsall men in their 20s
and 30s, most of whom wore
long beards. It identied them as
militants.
A Jordanian security ofcial
involved in the investigation
said some of the 11 are afliated
with Jordans banned Sala
movement, which promotes an
ultraorthodox brand of Islam that
considers other Muslims who do
not follow its hardline theology
as indels.
Cell members will be put on
trial in the military court, a date
has not yet been set for the trial,
the ofcial added, insisting on
anonymity because he is not
allowed to comment before the
trial opens. AP
SEOULSouth Korea banned
activists from launching anti-
Pyongyang leaets across the
heavily fortied border into
North Korea on Monday in
an unusual move to halt their
propaganda campaign.
North Koreas military said
last week it would strike if South
Korean activists carried out their
plan to y balloons carrying the
leaets across the border. South
Korea pledged to retaliate if it
was attacked.
Hundreds of South Korean
police were mobilized to seal
off roads to prevent activists
and other people from entering a
launch site near the border, police
said. Before Mondays action,
the government had implored
activists to stop their campaign,
but it cited freedom of speech in
not making further attempts to
intervene.
Residents near the launch
site were also asked to evacuate
to underground
bunkers, according
to local ofcial Kim
Jin-a.
North Korea has
regularly issued
similar threats
without following
through. But Seouls
Yonhap news
agency reported
Monday the entry
ban was imposed
as South Korea detected North
Korea uncovering artillery
muzzle covers and deploying
troops at artillery re positions
in possible preparation for
attack. Yonhap cited no source
for the information. AP
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota
A proud liberal who had argued
fervently against the Vietnam War
as a Democratic senator from South
Dakota and three-time candidate
for president, George McGovern
died Sunday at a Sioux Falls
hospice, family spokesman Steve
Hildebrand told The Associated
Press. McGovern was 90.
McGoverns family had said
late last week that McGovern had
become unresponsive while in
hospice care, and Hildebrand said
he was surrounded by family and
lifelong friends when he died.
We are blessed to know that our
father lived a long, successful and
productive life advocating for the
hungry, being a progressive voice for
millions and ghting for peace. He
continued giving speeches, writing
and advising all the way up to and past
his 90
th
birthday, which he celebrated
this summer, the family said in the
statement.
McGovern once joked that he
had wanted to run for president in
the worst wayand that he had
done so.
It was a campaign in 1972
dishonored by Watergate, a
scandal that fully unfurled too late
to knock Republican President
Richard Nixon from his place as
a commanding favorite for re-
election. The South Dakota senator
tried to make an issue out of the
bungled attempt to wiretap the
ofces of the Democratic National
Committee, calling Nixon the most
corrupt president in history. AP
Police ofcers stand guard to block trucks containing anti-North Korea leaets on a road in Paju near
demilitarized zone, South Korea. Seoul has banned activists from launching propaganda leaets to North
Korea after North Korea threatened to attack. AP
Iran on track for nukes
PARISFrances foreign minister says
Iran appears on track to reach the ability to
produce a nuclear weapon by the rst half of
next year.
France is one of six countries that have ne-
gotiated with Tehran over its nuclear program,
which Iran insists is peaceful.
Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told Eu-
rope-1 radio Sunday that unspecied experts
have established in an absolutely indisput-
able way that Iran has compiled a full array
of centrifuges that apparently will allow the
ability to go toward possession of the nuclear
weapon by the rst half of next year, the end
of the rst half. He did not elaborate.
Western nations fear Iran may turn its ura-
nium enrichment program toward making
weapons, a growing concern as Tehran ex-
pands the number of machines it uses to en-
rich uranium. AP
Myanmar leader meets press
NAYPYITAWMyanmars reformist
president held his rst press conference for lo-
cal media in a national milestone after years of
secrecy and censorship by the former military
regime.
Thein Sein didnt break any stunning news
when he answered about 30 questions from
local press and foreign correspondents on
subjects ranging from ghting with ethnic
rebels in the north to amending the countrys
military-fashioned constitution.
His mere appearance, however, told the sto-
ry about his countrys turn from secrecy and
paranoia to relative openness. Sundays news
conference in the capital, Naypyitaw, ran 20
minutes past its scheduled two-hour length.
The 67-year-old ex-general, who had been
prime minister under the ruling junta, looked
tense as he started answering questions but
soon relaxed enough to reveal a little-known
sense of humor.
Explaining why he was holding the pioneer-
ing press conference, he told of being inter-
viewed many times during his recent visit to
the United States and said he had the hardest
time answering questions on the inquisitorial
BBC program, Hardtalk. AP
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Secret beaches
and sweet escapes
CELEBRATING its best rst
anniversary, Travel Magazine
continues to do what it has
been doing which is to show-
case the best and most au-
thentic ways to travel. This
month, the magazine brings
readers to the best hide-
aways perfect for relax-
ing and rejuvenating.
Pack your bags
for some of the countrys
most beautiful secret beaches. Get away
from the crowd and enjoy the beautiful, pris-
tine shores of Palaui Island, Maira-ira Cove,
Danjugan Island, and more. On the cover is the
Cabugao Bay found at the southernmost part of
Catanduanes, the land of the howling winds. In-
dulge in the breathtaking landscapes of Cappado-
cia and Granada.
For city boys and girls, take in the amazing
cityscapes of Taiwan and Japan. Shopaholics will
love the features on world sale schedules, seat sale
tips, and shopping hotspots from Divisoria to Hong
Kong. Lastly, Travel magazine ofcially kicks off its
partnership with the Department of Tourisms cam-
paign Its More Fun in the Philippines, to ensure that
the best of the country is highlighted and showcased
in the best way possible.
P H O T O G R A P H E R
Geor ge Tapan showed a
perfect sense of timing and
composition in the way he
captured the two small hu-
man subjects in this beau-
tiful scene, and that really
made the shot, noted Tim
Laman in reference to the
photo entitled Into the
Green Zone.
The stunning photo,
which gained worldwide
accolade, bagged the grand
prize in the Places Cat-
egory of the 2011 National
Geographic Photo Contest.
This same winning image,
which bested 21,000 en-
tries all over the world, is
the cover of the breathtak-
ing 288-page coffee table
book that will whisk you
away into a journey of true
magnicence and adven-
ture Into the Green Zone:
Palawan Islands.
Dedicated to the Filipi-
nos and the Palawenos, this
is likewise a tribute to Pala-
wans persistent goodness
as a place and a celebration
of its compelling power to
put humankind back in per-
spective, shares French
national geophysical engi-
neer Louis-Paul Heussaff,
one of the proud publishers
of this book.
The coffeetable book,
which took two years to
complete, is a cherished
testament of the beauty of
Palawan as document-
ed by George Tapan,
who conceptualized
and took all the photo-
graphs.
Having succeeded
in capturing Pala-
wans natural beauty,
it contains six amazing
chapters, namely: An
Ancient Archipelago;
Habitat and Wildlife,
Land of Safe Harbor,
People and Culture,
Environment and Industry,
and Into Modern Times.
Into the Green Zone:
Palawan Islands will soon
be available in leading
bookstores. In the mean-
time, orders can be paced
through Axantis Produc-
tions Inc. at the18th Floor,
Pearlbank Centre, 146
Valero Street, Salcedo Vil-
lage, Makati City. For more
information, please call
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Alluring coffeetable book
WHETHER we admit or not, there are some outts in our closet that can instantly make us feel
great about ourselves. But how many of you have pieces that you deem lucky?
FASHIONABLY
By Marane A. Plaza
lucky
Feng shui consultant Mar ites Allen believes
that you can maneuver your luck and positive
energies in your life through your fashion choic-
es. With her hottest brainchild in the world of
both fashion and feng shui, you can now use
your style philosophy into attracting abundance,
good health and career advancement in your
life. Her newly-launched clothing lineFrig-
gacan do all of those things for you stylishly.
Our lives are affected by Feng Shui whether
we believe it or not. There are three types of
luck- the heavens luck, mankind luck and Earth
luck, says Allen. Lucky for us, we can maneu-
ver our Earth luck through Feng Shui. With my
clothing line, controlling your luck can be easier
and more fashionable. I developed the brand for
people who dont like wearing unstylish lucky
charms.
Frigga, the rst-of-its-kind fashion brand in
the country, was rst launched at the Chelsea
Old Townhall, Kings Road in London. With
the warm response from its targeted clientele,
the auspicious and erce fashion brand is now
available in the UK, Malaysia, Singapore, To-
kyo, and soon to be formally launched in Ma-
nila. The brand combines fashion and Feng Shui
with its well-researched designs, exclusively-
made materials and luck-enhancing colorsa
collection especially made to control your ener-
gies in the luckiest ways possible.
Auspicious clothing has always been potent
and said to bring fortune and protection to the
wearer. In the earlier feudal society of China, the
emperor and his queen and even the concubines
in the community wore unique outts presented
with designs of dragons and symbols which are
believed to attract good fortune, says Allen.
The goddess luck
Named after a major deity in the Norse my-
thology, who exuded strength and feminity,
Frigga is poised to bring out the lucky fashion
goddess in you. The line is deeply rooted in
the concept of prosperity and luck in different
aspects of your life, backed up by reliable re-
searches conducted for a year and a half by Feng
Shui extraordinaire and her team.
It took me at least 18 months to nal-
ize and approve the rst printing of the de-
signed fabric, the designs of the clothes and
production of the premiere collection. Each
symbol injected into each clothing item was
intricately-designed and well-developed to at-
tract luck and is rmly based on research. I
also had to produce our own textile in the UK.
Our graphic designs were also developed in
the UK, said Allen.
The glossy look of Frigga showcases ador-
able ensembles. For those who are longing for
the hearts luck, Friggas Love and Marriage
collection includes comfy items in re colors
such as red, pink and purple. They come with
unique peony designs or mystic knot prints,
which are auspicious symbols to attract success-
ful relationships.
For those who are eyeing to harness their
money departments, the brands Wealth and
Prosperity selections have tops and dresses put
together in growth colors of green and blue.
These colors attract income opportunities and
personal abundance. These designs are for peo-
ple who are having cash ow troubles. While
the Good Health and Longevity collection
highlights pieces of earth tone colors, and with
Wolu prints, famous for kissing away your
daily stress.
Frigga takes pride in its symbol called an-
tahkarana, which is widely known to attract
vitality, prosperity and abundance.
The category of Fame and Popularity fash-
ion items are casual tees in re colors embel-
lished with the powerful Ruyi icon that at-
tracts the proper energies that bring honor and
prestige.
The Feng Shui expert turned fashion designer
also developed lovely outts that will control
misfortune. You can kiss away the bad vibes
by wearing Frigga pieces with the ve-element
pagoda prints. This graphic design is a powerful
cure against the negative chi.
Each day, some animal signs are less favored
than the others, but their luck can be enhanced
by their allies and friends from other signs. This
Feng Shui philosophy also means that there are
numerous fashionable possibilities in the brand
as a new collection would be developed month-
ly, if not daily. The Allies and Friends selec-
tions help counter the aficted energies that
bring about negative prospects.
Put on your lucky star s
As a fashion brand, Frigga combines
the Nordic ideal of feminine power and
the mystique of the ancient practice
of feng shui to come up with a unique
product line we believe is classy, chic
and of course, auspicious. Our brand is
denitely at par with international fash-
ion trends, Allen adds.
The Frigga premiere collection is
composed of brightly-colored kaftan
blouses, pullovers and dresses with mys-
tic knots, oral prints, layered dresses and sassy
ponchos. Menswear includes v-neck pullovers
and crisp collared-shirts.
Just as Feng Shui is all about manipulating
the environment to suit our aspirations, Frigga
is all about knowing what to wear and why we
should wear them. Whether it is dressing up to
convince, to attract or to appear in control, Frig-
ga lls the need to be stylish and auspicious at
the same time, Allen concludes. Frigga is the
expression of fashion with a purpose: to attract
good fortune into our lives through the things
we wear. It is as much a style for every season
as it is for every reason.
For more information about Frigga, go to
www.frigga.co.uk and www.maritesallen.com.
Refresh our nest
THEY say, Having a place to go is a home. Hav-
ing someone to love is a family. Having both is a
blessing. Make your home a truly special place for
your loved ones with Real Living magazines Family
Homes Special this October! Get creative with this
months Kiddie Bedroom Blowout! featuring 35
designer tips on how to playfully decorate your kids
rooms and have loads of fun while youre at it.
This month, Real Living brings back the fun
in printing out photographs of your family and
friends and how these bring character to a room.
Learn how you can decorate 6 different spaces in
your house with these timeless, personal touches
that will artfully celebrate the amazing people and
experiences in your life.
On top of that, be sure to check out Wish You
Were Here, as Real Living takes you around the
world and brings you great pieces inspired by Ja-
pan, Shanghai, Middle America, Italy and Finland,
all found locally.
For more tips and advice on how to decorate
your family home, grab a copy of the October is-
sue of Real Living, available in newsstands, book-
stores, and supermarkets nationwide for P140. For
more of Real Living online, visit www.realliving.
com.ph and become a fan of Real Living on Face-
book via Facebook.com/realliving.ph.
Is this your lucky
dress?
The designs were developed in the UK
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OCTOBER 23, 2012
Gianna Maniego, Editor
Dinna Chan Vasquez, Assistant Editor
ManilaStandardToday
dotcom
standardlifestyle@gmail.com
fashion beauty health wellness
While were nowhere close
to knowing if the rumors are
true (although St andar d To-
day lifestyle assistant editor
Dinna Chan Vasquez can at-
test to the veracity of at least
one such incident), I can say
this much: these unethical
practices are not unique to
bloggers. Newspapers are not
without their share of delin-
quent writers, columnists, re-
porters and staff.
However, the difference
between news/lifestyle/top-
ical blogs and mainstream
print is that the latter can
police its own ranks. We
have editors and publishers
who will reprimand, sus-
pend or, in extreme cases,
fire us if were caught doing
nasty deeds. (Sidebar: Yes,
I know someone who was
fired for violating ethical
standards.) Bloggers, on the
other hand, answer only to
themselves. And the really
shameless ones do whatever
the hell they please; may it
be cause a scene at an event,
demand special treatment,
physically assault a publi-
cist or sell product samples
they got for review through
an online forum.
Because they can. Because
no one is there to tell them
not to. Its precisely this kind
of freedom that leads to un-
savory practices and exploit-
ative attitude. We also have
to remember that blogging is
not an academic discipline.
Operating a blog doesnt re-
quire professional training.
Anyone, even kids, can be a
blogger; and these days, al-
most everyone is a blogger.
There are a lot of honest,
credible, decent professional
bloggers out there. Many are
kind, respectful, and act with
class and professionalism when
they cover events and conduct
interviews. It simply cant be
ALL pet parents and their furry babies are
invited to the Bow & Wow Trick or Treat
Pawty happening this Saturday, Oct. 27, at
the Greenbelt 3 Park in Makati City. Hosted
by Car la Dunar eanu, the Halloween Purr-
ty for cats starts at 10 a.m. and Howl-o-ween
Party for dogs starts at 3 p.m.
Together with Bow & Wow, Ayala Center
and Greenbelt Mall, ALL4PETSParty.com
has prepared a line-up of exciting activi-
ties, games, awesome prizes, free groom-
ing by Pup Culture, pet caricature for the
first 20 early birds, drool over yummy
yappetizers and treats for all Best Furry
Friends and Pet Parents.
Pet owners can come in their best match-
ing costumes to win special awards. Strike-a-
paws for pet photographers Mocha Studios.
Tickets are at P1,000. with a minimum
P1,000. single-receipt purchase in Bow &
Wow for one pet and one pet parent. Spe-
cial rates apply for Bow & Wow members.
Net proceeds will be donated to CARA
(Compassion And Responsibility for Ani-
mals) Welfare Philippines and the Laguna
Pitbulls.
For inquiries, drop by or contact any of the
Bow & Wow stores located at level 5 of Shan-
Bow & Wow to host
Trick or Treat pawty
THE Philippine Postal Corporation will
issue stamp in honor of Blessed Pedro
Calungsod on October 21 coinciding
with his canonization or sainthood in
Vatican City.
The ceremonial unveiling and presen-
tation of commemorative stamp was held
at the historic EDSA Shrine during the
12:00 noon concelebrated mass for the
Visayan Proto-Martyr, also the second
Filipino saint.
Blessed Pedro Calungsod was a 17-year
old Roman Catholic Filipino martyr who
was killed while doing missionary work in
the Marianas Island in Guam in 1672. He
was beatified on March 5, 2000, by Pope
John Paul II.
The single stamp design illustrates
Blessed Pedro holding a Palm leaf on his
left hand and his right hand at the chest
signifying his deep Roman Catholic
faith. On the right side is the missionary
route to the Marianas Island.
The design also features a stamp on a
stamp first issued on April 2, 2002. The
PHLPost is issuing limited edition of 50,000
stamps with the denomination of Php 9.00
which will be available starting October 22,
2012 up to October 20, 2013 at selected post
offices nationwide.
The postal service urged the faithful
especially the youth to participate in
activities commemorating the life and
sacrifice of Blessed Pedro Calungsod, a
young layman who have given his life to
serve the Lord.
PHLPost issues stamp
for Blessed Pedro Calungsod
MR. BEAN, a leading chain of soya bean food & beverage retailer in Singapore with three stores
now in the Philippines, recently turned over their cash donation to Jollibee Foundation as part of their
efforts to help victims of the heavy monsoon oods that hit Luzon in August 2012. Proceeds of the
donation were used to purchase school supplies that were distributed to elementary students of pub-
lic schools, which are JFs Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) School Feeding Program partners in Bataan
and Cavite, severely hit by the calamity. Photo shows Mr. Bean managing director Kang Puay Seng
(third from left), turning over their donation to Jollibee Foundation president Gr ace Tan Caktiong.
Also in photo are Mr. Bean Franchise support managers Wilfr ed Kong and Ashlyn Kuah, JF vice
president Belen Rillo and JF executive director Gisela Tiongson.
Mr. Bean extends help to Habagat
flood victims through the Jollibee Foundation
Screw best
practices
(BECAUSE THEY CAN)
By Ed Biado
A HOT topic thats been fueling the rumor mill
within lifestyle media circles is the apparent lack of
professionalism of some Filipino bloggers. There are stories
about bloggers who say this and blogger who do that. Some
of those tales were even able to make it on print.
helped that a few feel that they
have some sort of entitlement
which sometimes translates to
inappropriate, arrogant or devi-
ant behaviorbecause theyre
in the mailing list of a couple of
brands and PR agencies.
But it is, actually, up to the
brands and PR people to stop
being enablers by weeding out
those who give blogging a bad
name: people who dont de-
serve to be in the same space
as mainstream and legitimate
online media practitioners.
Publicists should keep their
eyes and ears open, and iden-
tify the ones not to invite to
events and send press kits to.
Because Im sure they (and
their clients) dont want to be
caught in the middle of issues
like this when the shit hits the
fan. Thats bad PR.
gri-La Plaza Mall along Edsa, Mandaluyong
(tel. 638-3372) and the lower ground of Green-
belt 5 in Makati City (tel. 501-3680). Email ad-
dress is marketing@bowandwow.com.ph. You
may also visit their website at www.bowand-
wow.com.ph or join their Facebook community
at www.facebook.com/bowandwow.
Some of the respected blogs on the scene (yes, they do exist)
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(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
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
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. 23, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
COURT OF APPEALS
Manila
INVITATION TO BID
For Supply and Delivery of Two (2) Units Vehicle
1. The Court of Appeals, through the 2009 Continuing Appropriations intends to apply
the sum of P2,600,000.00 being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to
payments under the contract for the Supply and Delivery of Two (2) Units Vehicle
for the offcial use of one (1) Associate Justice of the Court. Bids received in excess
of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
2. The Court of Appeals through its Bids and Awards Committee now invites bids
for the Supply and Delivery of Two (2) Units SUV described as GLX 2WD 2.5 L
Diesel A/T.
Delivery of the vehicle is required ffteen (15) days after receipt of P.O. Bidders
should have completed, within three (3) years from the date of submission and
receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible
bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a
non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and
Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the Govern-
ment 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, 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 188.
4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from the BAC Secretariat, c/o
Offce of the Clerk of Court and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address
given below during offce hours.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders
starting October 23, 2012 from the address below and upon payment of a non-
refundable fee in the amount of P2,600.00.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (Phil-GEPS) and the website of
them Court of Appeals, provided that Bidders shall pay the nonrefundable fee for
the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids.
5. The Court of Appeals through its Bids and Awards Committee will hold a Pre-Bid
Conference on November 5, 2012 at 2:30PM at the Conference Room, Ground
Floor, Annex 1 Building, Ma. Orosa St., Ermita, Manila which shall be open only
to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
6. Bids must be delivered to the BAC Secretariat, c/o Offce of the Clerk of Court,
Room 101 , Main Building , Ma. Orosa St., Ermita Manila on November 19, 2012,
from 8:00AM-12:00 NOON. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any
of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB.
Bid opening shall be on November 19, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at the Conference Room,
Ground Floor, Annex 1 Bldg. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders
representatives who choose to attend. Late bids shall not be accepted.
7. The Court of Appeals reserves the right to reject any or all eligibility documents or
proposals without offering any reason, waive any defect or formalities contained
therein, accept any proposal which is considered most advantageous to the
government or annul the bidding process prior to contract award.
8. The Court of Appeals assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or
indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid.
9. For further inquiries, contact the BAC Secretariat, c/o Offce of the Clerk of Court
at 523-21-13 or 524-12-41 loc. 219, 315, telefax 526-58-34.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) J. SESINANDO E. VILLON
Co - Chairperson
Bids Awards Committee on
Purchase and Acquisition of Court
Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Re-invitation To Enter Into Negotiated Procurement
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Batanes District
Engineering Offce through its Bids and Awards Committee invites RR
RICAFORT CONSTRUCTION AND SUPPLIES with offce address at
Poblacion I, Gerona, Tarlac III and REDMOLE CONSTRUCTIONS/ECS
CONSTRUCTION & TRAFFIC SUPPLY ENTERPRISES INCORPORATION
JOINT VENTURE and all other bonafde contractors whose eligibility
documents are on fle with the DPWH Batanes District Engineering Offce or the
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Contactors Registry and
other contractors not previously deemed eligible may also apply for eligibility to
submit offers and enter into negotiated procurement with the DPWH, Batanes
District Engineering Offce for the following project:
a) Contract ID : 12BA0010
b) Contract Name : I N S T A L L A T I O N / A P P L I C A T I O N /
CONSTRUCTION OF ROAD SAFETY DEVICES
ALONG BASCO, MAHATAO IVANA-UYUGAN
IMANAJBU ROAD BATAAN ISLAND AND
MAYAN-MAUYEN FORT ROAD ITBAYAT
ISLAND
c) Contract Location: Bataan & Itbayat Island, Batanes
d) Scope of Work : Installation of hazard markers, warning signs
and pavement markings along Bataan and
Itbayat Island, national road
e) Approved Budget for the Contract : Php 9,896,451.73
f) Delivery Period : 180 CD
g) Time and Place of
Issuance of Bidding
Documents : October 22,2012 to October 29, 2012 at BAC
Secretariat, DPWH Administrative Building,
Motorpool Compound (free of charge)
h) Receipt of Offers: Deadline: 12:00 Noon on October 29, 2012
i) Evaluation of Offers: 2:00 P.M. on October 29, 2012
A successful offer shall be selected on the basis of such best and fnal
offer/s which should meet the DPWH BED minimum technical requirements
and should not exceed the ABC.
The DPWH Batanes District Engineering Offce reserves the right to
accept or reject any offers to annul the negotiated procurement process at
any time prior to contract award without thereby incurring any liability to the
affected offerer/s.
(Sgd.) ROMMEL E. FABI
BAC Vice Chairman
Noted by:
(Sgd.) ALEXANDER D. NOLA, CESE
District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Batanes District Engineer Offce
Basco, Batanes
(MST-Oct. 23, 2012)
Subject: Amendments of Bidding Documents
This Supplemental Bid bulletin No. 13-003 is issued to modify or amend the
bidding documents of the above stated contract. It shall form an integral part of
the bidding document.
This is to inform all concerned that the contract names of the above stated
contracts are change, viz;
ID No. Advertised New
13IB0001- Rehabilitation/
R e c o n s t r u c t i o n o f
Damaged Paved National
Roads, Jct. Taft-Oras-San
Policarpo-Arteche Road
k0960+000-k0960+1040
P 7,047,691.16 P 7,044,674.58
Approved:
(Sgd.) RUDYARD M. LIM
BAC - Chairman
OIC-Asst. District Engineer
SUPPLEMENTAL BID BULLETIN NO. 13-003
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Eastern Samar District Engineering Ofce
Borongan City
Tel. No. (055) 560-9423
Fax No. (055) 261-2196
dpwh_esed@yahoo.com
Oct. 17, 2012
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Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Camarines Sur 1
st
District Engineering Offce
Baras, Canaman, Camarines Sur
INVITATION TO BID
Rehabilitation/Reconstruction/Strengthening of
Bridges along National Roads
at Aslong Bridge, Libmanan, Cam. Sur &Pamukid
Bridge, San Fernando, Cam. Sur
1. The Camarines Sur 1st District Engineering Offce, through the General
Appropriation Act (GAA) 2013 intends to apply the sum of Twenty Million Nine
Hundred Fourteen Thousand One Hundred Eighty (P20,914,180.00)Pesos being
the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract
for 12FD0016 Rehabilitation/Reconstruction/Strengthening of Bridges along
National Roads at Aslong Bridge, Libmanan, Cam. Sur and Pamukid Bridge, San
Fernando, Cam. Sur. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically
rejected at bid opening.
2. The Camarines Sur 1st District Engineering Offce now invites bids for
Rehabilitation/Strengthening of Aslong and Pamukid Bridges at Libmanan and
San Fernando, Cam. Sur. Completion of the Works is required 150 calendar days
upon receipt of the Notice to Proceed. Bidders should have completed at least one
(1) contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained
in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using
non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and
Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the
Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or
organizations with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding
capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from Camarines Sur 1st District
Engineering Offce and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below
from October 22-November 13, 2012 at 8:00 am -5:00 pm.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders
from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding
Documents in the amount of P 25,000.00.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the
Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents
not later that the submission of their bids.
6. The Camarines Sur 1st District Engineering Offce will hold a Pre-Bid Conference
on October 31, 2012 at 10:00am at BAC Offce, DPWH, Cam Sur 1st DEO, Baras,
Canaman, Camarines Sur, which shall be open to all interested parties.
7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 13, 2012 at
10:00 am at BAC Offce, DPWH, Cam Sur 1st DEO, Baras, Canaman, Camarines
Sur. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms
and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to
attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
8. 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.
9. The Camarines Sur 1st District Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept or reject
any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract
award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
10. For further information, please refer to:
METCHELIN E. MAGDARAOG
BAC Chairman
DPWH, Cam. Sur 1st DEO, Baras, Canaman, Cam. Sur
(Sgd.) METCHELIN E. MAGDARAOG
BAC Chairman
(MST-Oct. 23, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID for:
12AH-077 : Rehabilitation/Reconstruction/Upgrading of Paved National
Road, Widening of Mangaldan-Manaoag-Binalonan Road
The Department of Public Works and Highways, 2nd PED, Lingayen,
Pangasinan, through the GAA 2012, intends to apply the following sum
of P 19,400,000.00 being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC)
to payments under the contract for Rehabilitation/Reconstruction/
Upgrading of Paved National Road, Widening of Mangaldan-
Manaoag-Binalonan Road. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be
automatically rejected at bid opening.
Brief Description : Widening of Shoulder and Construction of Drainage
System
Pavement Width : 2.50m both sides
Pavement Thickness : 0.23 m
Length : 1,152 lm
Reinforced Concrete Pipe : 311 pcs, 0.90 diameter
Contract Location : Mangaldan, Pangasinan
The DPWH 2
nd
PED, Lingayen, Pangasinan now invites bids for works
briefy described above. Completion of the Works is required 165 Calendar
Days. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of
submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of
an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section
II, Instructions to Bidders.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using
non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as 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 proprietorships, partnerships, or
organizations with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding
capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH 2
nd
PED,
Lingayen, Pangasinan and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given
below from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, October 23 November 12, 2012.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders
from the address below and upon payment of a non refundable fee for the Bidding
Documents in the amount of P25,000.00.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the
Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents
not later than the submission of their bids.
The DPWH 2
nd
PED, Lingayen, Pangasinan will hold a Pre-Bid Conference
on October 30, 2012 at BAC Room, DPWH 2
nd
PED, Lingayen, Pangasinan
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 10:00 AM, November
12, 2012 at DPWH BAC Room, 2
nd
PED, Lingayen, Pangasinan. Bids will be
opened in the presence of the bidders representative s who choose to attend at
the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
The DPWH 2
nd
PED, Lingayen, Pangasinan 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 or bidders.
For further information, please refer to:
RODOLFO C. DION
District Engineer
DPWH 2
ND
PED
Alvear St., Lingayen, Pangasinan
(075) 662-1689, 2401
dpwh2nd_ped@yahoo.com
facsimile : 662-1689

(Sgd.) SMILE R. FERMIN
Asst. District Engineer
BAC Chairman
NOTED :
(Sgd.) RODOLFO C. DION
District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Region I
2
nd
Pangasinan Engineering District
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Alvear St., Lingayen, Pangasinan
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Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Rizal 2
ND
District Engineering Offce
Westbank Road, Manggahan Floodway,
Brgy. Rosario, Pasig City
INVITATION TO BID
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Rizal II District Engineering Offce, through the FY
2013 Regular Infra, intends to apply the sum of Three Million One Hundred Twenty Seven Thousand
Eight Hundred Thirty Pesos and 40/100 (P 3,127,830.40) being the Approved Budget for the Contract
(ABC) to payments under the contract for Contract ID No. 12-D0-0088: I. Preventive Maintenance of
IBP-San Mateo Road, Chainage 0000-Chainage 0125 (Eastbound) II. Preventive Maintenance of IBP-
San Mateo Road, Chainage 0000-Chainage 0125 (Westbound), San Mateo Rizal and Forty Million
Nine Hundred Forty Five Thousand One Hundred Thirty Seven Pesos and 80/100 (P 40,945,137.80)
to payments under the contract for Contract ID No. 12-D0-0089: I. Preventive Maintenance of Manila
East Road (K0055+123 to K0056+000) II. Preventive Maintenance of Manila East Road (K0057+000
to K0057+1250) III. Preventive Maintenance of Manila East Road (K0057+1250 to K0059+000) IV.
Preventive Maintenance of Manila East Road (K0059+000 to K0059+540), PIlilla, Rizal. Bids received in
excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Rizal II District Engineering Offce now
invites bids for the aforementioned projects:
1. Contract ID : 12 DO 0088
Contract Name : I. Preventive Maintenance of IBP-San Mateo Road,
Chainage 0000-Chainage 0125 (Eastbound)
II. Preventive Maintenance of IBP-San Mateo Road,
Chainage 0000-Chainage 0125 (Westbound)
Contract Location: San Mateo, Rizal
Scope of Works : Asphalt Overlay & Pavement Markings
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): P 3,127,830.40
Contract Duration: 30 Cal. Days
2. Contract ID: 12 DO 0089
Contract Name: I. Preventive Maintenance of Manila East Road (KO055+123
to KO056+000)
II. Preventive Maintenance of Manila East Road
(KO057+000 to KO057+1250)
III. Preventive Maintenance of Manila
East Road (KO057+1250 to KO059+000)
IV. Preventive Maintenance of Manila East Road (KO059+000
to KO059+540)
Contract Location : Pililla, Rizal
Scope of Works : Asphalt Overlay, Shouldering & Pavement Markings
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): P 40,945,137.80
Contract Duration: 60 Cal. Days
Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of
bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding
Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instruction to Bidders.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail
criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (R.A. 9184),
otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least
seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH, Rizal II District Engineering Offce,
BAC Secretariat Offce, Brgy. Rosario, Pasig City, and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address
given below from 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M..
Interested bidders are also required to present the originals of their Contractors Registration Certifcate
to the DPWH, Rizal II District Engineering Offce BAC for authentication. Submission of Letter of Intent
is from October 19, 2012 to November 9, 2012 until 10:00 A.M.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below
and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Five Thousand
Pesos Only (P5,000.00) for Contract ID No. 12-D0-0088 and Twenty Five Thousand Pesos Only
(P25,000.00) for Contract ID No. 12-D0-0089.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic
Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the DPWH, if available, provided that bidders shall
pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids.
The DPWH, Rizal II District Engineering Offce will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 29, 2012
at 10:00 A.M. in the DPWH Rizal II District Engineering Offce BAC Secretariat Offce, which shall be
open to all interested parties.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on November 9, 2012 on or before 10:00 A.M. and must
be opened on November 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any
of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address
below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
The DPWH reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject
all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder
or bidders.
DPWH Rizal II District Engineering Offce likewise assumes no obligation whatsoever to compensate
or indemnify any bidder or winning bidders, as the case may be, for any expenses or loss that said
party(ies) may incur in its participation in the pre-bidding and bidding process nor does it guarantee that
an award will be made.
For further information, please refer to:
MS. ELENITA C. MANUEL
BAC Chairman
Attention:
Head, BAC Secretariat
DPWH, Rizal II DEO
Brgy. Rosario, Pasig City
Tel. No. 900-1928
Approved by:
(Sgd.) ELENITA C. MANUEL
Administrative Offcer V
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee
Noted by:

(Sgd.) ERIC A. AYAPANA
Engineer IV
OIC, District Engineer (MST-OCT. 23, 2012)
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SIMPLY RED
According to director Rory B.
Quintos, the production sent the
camp of Maurer several photographs
to choose from, and it was Erich that
he wanted.
In the lm, a modern-day fairytale,
the Thai actor plays Marcus who
meets a simple Filipina Joey (played
by Erich), a baker. The two are both in
pursuit of happiness.
The movie is really about un-
conditional love, explains Quinto.
Its about learning how to let go
and set free of the person you love so
that he or she could fulll his or her
greatest potential. So when he or she
comes back to you, you will really be
loved.
Quinto added that when the con-
cept for the lm was approved, Mario
was asked to choose his leading lady
for the lm. They had sent pictures of
several Filipino actresses of his gener-
ation and Mario was given the chance
to choose, she narrated. And when
I found out that it was Erich, I was re-
ally happy because I know how good
she is as an actress. It was reported
that Mario chose Erich because of he
found her so beautiful, very Filipina-
looking, and a talented actress.
Quinto was witness to the the instant
chemistry between Mario and Erich.
On the rst day of shooting, rst se-
quence, rst shot, right away kitang-
kita yung chemistry, she says. Actu-
ally, when we did a story conference for
both of them, I already saw that there
was good chemistry. Bagay na bagay
sila! They looked so good together.
When asked about Mario as an ac-
tor, she had nothing but good words
for the Thai superstar. What struck
me the most was he seemed to be
such a nice boy and he is really cute,
she says. I think, women of all gen-
erations will appreciate how cute he is
and youll actually see in his eyes that
he is a good person.
Likewise, the award-winning direc-
tor adores the lms leading lady. Ive
worked with her for almost a year in the
TV series Maria la del Barrio and we
got along very well, she explains.
Erich is very young and a very
good actress. Marami pa siyang
magagawa in the future, I have no
doubt that in the future she will bring
awards at ang layo-layo pa ng mara-
rating niya sa buhay.
The lm was shot in Ilocos and
Bangkok.
SunPIOLOgy Run and
Star Magic concert
Sun and stars shine brighter for a
good cause this year.
After the successful run of Star
Magics rst benet show titled Star
Magic Gives Back Concert in No-
vember 2011, the ABS-CBNs talent
management arm gives a repeat this
time in partnership with Sunlife Fi-
nancials SunPIOL-
OGY Run.
Last years concert, Piolo Pascuals
brain child, gathered Star Magics big-
gest stars in one night and collected
over half a million pesos, which they
donated to various charities including
ABS-CBNs Sagip Kapamilya, Elsie
Gaches Village, Reception and Study
Center for Children (RSCC), Noord-
hoff Craniofacial Foundation Philip-
pines and the Sanctuary Center.
In cooperation with ABS-CBNs
71 Dreams Foundation, Star Magic
was also able to sponsor a feeding
program to more than a hundred resi-
dents of Fairview, Quezon City.
Both anticipated fund raising
events, Sun Life Financial Philippines
and Star Magic will be working hand
in hand not only to extend their help
to ABS-CBNs Lingkod Kapamilya,
RSCC and the Sanctuary Center, but
also to Hebreo Foundation. The Sun
Life Foundation is also a proud spon-
sor of the event.
The SunPIOLOgy Run 2012 will
begin at the Venice Piazza Mall, Mc
Kinley Hill on Nov. 24 and ends with
the Star Magic Gives Back Concert.
Joining the fun that night are Pok-
wang, John Sweet Lapus, Sam
Milby, Khalil Ramos, Daniel Padilla,
Kathryn Bernardo, Enrique Gil, JM
De Guzman, Alex Castro, Bryan Ter-
mulo, Myrtle Sarrosa, Robi Domingo,
Sam Concepcion, Drei Felix, Megan
Young, Jolo Estrada, Bangs Garcia,
Empress, Paolo Avelino, Jason Aba-
los, Young JV, Rayver Cruz, Matteo
Guidicelli, Bugoy Drilon, Liezel Gar-
cia, Nyoy Volante, Jed Madela, Yeng
Constantino, Angeline Quinto, Xian
Lim, Enchong Dee, Maja Salvador
and Piolo Pascual.
Kapamilya stars
in Singapore
Asap 2012 treated viewers with a
string of world-class performances on
Oct. 21 as it aired the rst part of its
recent sold-out concert in Singapore.
Led by ABS-CBN chairman and
CEO Eugenio Gabby Lopez III,
president and COO Charo Santos-
Concio, channel head Cory Vidanes,
and The Filipino Channel (TFC) ex-
ecutives, Asap Kapamilya stars joined
forces to bring Pinoy fun to more than
7,000 Filipinos in the Lion City. The
event also launched the partnership
between ABS-CBN and StarHub TV,
the sole cable television operator in
Singapore.
The Filipinos in the Lion City wit-
nessed the back-to-back grand launch
of the highly-anticipated Primetime
Bida drama series A Beautiful Affair
led by John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alon-
zo, and John Estrada; and Star Cine-
mas rst Filipino-Thai lm Suddenly
FILIPINOS in Singapore can
now get the biggest and most
relevant news, information,
and analysis from the Philip-
pines and around the world
as the countrys rst and only
24/7 cable news channel, ABS-
CBN News Channel (ANC) be-
comes available via The Filipino
Channel (TFC) on StarHub TV.
It has always been our goal
to reach as many Filipinos and
non-Filipinos as possible. With
this launch, ANC is assured of a
wider audience. ANC is already
being seen in North America,
Europe, the Middle East and
Australia. Our presence in Asia
Pacic is another milestone
in our global expansion, said
Ging Reyes, ANCs Managing
Director
Bannered by a team of the
most credible broadcast journal-
ist in Philippine media, ANC is
the most inuential and trusted
news source of the countrys
news makers and shakers that
has delivered live and blow-
by-blow coverage of landmark
events such as the Manila hos-
tage crisis, the impeachment
trial of the Supreme Court
Chief Justice Renato Corona,
and State of the Nation Ad-
dresses. ANCs breakthrough,
continuous coverage of former
President Joseph Estradas
impeachment trial also broke
the mold and pioneered live
broadcasting of events in 2000.
ANC, the news channel to beat
since it was established in 1996,
is also one of the most followed
news source in the Philippines
with 590,000 and counting on
the micro-blogging site Twitter
and 140,000 fans on its Face-
book page.
Elsewhere, ANC is one of the
most watched channels on TFC
via satellite in North America,
Europe, the Middle East, and
Australia. Now, Filipinos in
Singapore can also avail of the
round-the-clock news and infor-
mation plus commentary offered
by ANC proof that we always
bring the best there is in the
world, said Irene Acosta, Re-
gional Marketing Head for TFC
in Australia and Asia-Pacic.
ANC not only offers round
the clock news and informa-
tion but also a breadth of cur-
rent affairs programs that
dissect signicant issues and
personalities and rst-of-
their kind shows that focus
on social media, personal -
nance, and lifestyle trends.
Viewers get a ll of news and
interviews all day beginning
with Headstart and Mornings@
ANC, Dateline Philippines, and
News Now and The Bureau for
the latest local, international,
and business news develop-
ments. Get fresh insights and
news updates in Primetime on
ANC, and cap off the day with a
comprehensive rundown of the
days biggest news stories in
The World Tonight anchored by
award-winning broadcast jour-
nalist Tina Monzon-Palma.
ANCs current affairs pro-
grams include Pipol, anchored
by Ces Drilon who provides
intimate scrutiny of the lives
of inuential celebrities, politi-
cians, and citizens. The Road to
2013, hosted by Lynda Jumilla,
meanwhile, examines the differ-
ent sectors, people, and issues
signicant to the 2013 midterm
elections. Rich discussions on
the latest inventions and tech-
nological developments are also
delivered in the science and
technology program Future Per-
fect, a show anchored by Tony
Velasquez.
ANC can be watched by
Filipinos in Singapore by call-
ing Starhub 1630 or by visit-
ing www.starhub.com. TFC on
Starhub Cable TV is offering a
preview of ANC until Oct. 31.
Now, ANC takes a step further
and is now the prime source
of news not just in the Philip-
pines but as well as all over the
world.
News
from PH in
Singapore
Suddenly its
Erich
THAI heartthrob Mario
Maurer personally chose Erich
Gonzales for his leading lady in
the upcoming Star Cinema lm
Suddenly Its Magic that will hit
the screens on Oct. 31.
Its Magic with Er-
ich Gonzales and
Mario Maurer.
Love overowed
on the small screens
as some of the most
talked about Kapami-
lya primetime love
teams Ju-
l i a
Montes and Paulo Avelino of Wa-
lang Hanggan, and Kathryn Ber-
nardo, Enrique Gil, Khalil Ramos,
and Daniel Padilla of Princess and I
treated audience with special roman-
tic performances.
Non-stop sizzling hot performanc-
es surely turned up everyones energy
with the erce dance showdown of
Cristine Reyes, Gerald Anderson,
Iza Calzado, Jake Cuenca, En-
chong Dee and Bangs Garcia; and
the Pinoy serenade of irresistible Ka-
pamilya heartthrobs Piolo Pascual,
Sam Milby, Asap Boyfriendz, and
the Asap POPables.
Meanwhile, the beginning of the
Yuletide season was merrier as Asap
mainstays Gary Valenciano, ZsaZsa
Padilla, Vina Morales, Billy Craw-
ford, Bamboo, Jed Madela, Nikki
Gil, and Angeline Quinto staged an
early Christmas concert; followed by
the hair-raising musical performance
of Sam, Yeng Constantino, Paolo Va-
lenciano, Aiza Seguerra, Asap Pinoy
Champs, and the Asap Sessionistas.
The latest dance craze in the
breathtaking Supahdance showcase
prepared by Kim Chiu, John Prats,
Shaina Magdayao, Iya Villania,
Gab Valenciano, Robi Domingo,
and Rayver Cruz was also a hit.
Designer drugs investi-
gated on Anderson Live
A new drug is attracting a lot of at-
tention from both users and concerned
citizens alike. Its called Smiles, a
synthetic drug with unpredictable and
unusual side effects, which includes
hallucinations, erratic behavior and in
worst case scenario, death.
Anderson sits down with parents
who lost their son to the dangerous
drug, and also talks about the teen
who videotaped himself when he took
Smiles and posted it online for all
the world to see. What are the warn-
ing signs? How can parents detect if
their child is on the drug? How can
they be saved? Find out on Oct.24.
Co-hosting with Anderson on The
First 15, is his Channel One colleague
and CNN correspondent, Lisa Ling.
Martina McBride graces Ander-
son Live as co-host on Oct. 25.
In Daytime Exclusive: a new spy-
ware danger that targets women?
Anderson reveals a new secret spy-
ware that people are using to spy on
others. Does the fear of cheating jus-
tify this violation of privacy or is this
taking ones jealousy too far? Some
reportedly hide tiny pinhole cams
and bug their spouses phone
and computer; some even track
their signicant other through
the use of GPS. Anderson
sits down with a victim as she
breaks her silence and recounts
her horrible experience. Plus,
what are the best ways to protect
yourself from this assault?
Also on the show is Mike Wolfe
from one of Andersons favorite
shows, American Pickers, which has
been running on History Channel
since January 2012.
What is the secret in discovering
valuable treasures? How does one
spot a gold mine out of a pile of junk?
From a garage sale, an antique show,
or even from your own attic, Mike
Wolfe spills the beans to help you be
your own American Picker.
Anderson Live airs Monday to Fri-
day via satellite at 9 p.m. with replays
at 1 p.m. the following day on TalkTV
on channel 16 (SkyCable), channel 28
(Destiny) and channel 21 (Cignal).
Tonight Show
With Jay Leno
British comedian Russell Brand
talks about his second book, Booky
Wook 2: This Time Its Personal on
Oct. 26.
Like the rst book, this memoir
contains four sections in which he
unabashedly narrates the accounts
of his rise from junkie to Hollywood
star, and all the promiscuous shenani-
gans in between. Brand says the book
is dedicated to his estranged wife
Katy Perry, who gave him the well-
tossed bottle to the head that set him
straight from his debauched lifestyle.
Brand also recently opened up
to Australian 60 Minutes about
his divorce with the pop star, say-
ing they were simply incompatible.
The two separated in December last
year and their divorce nalized just
a few months ago in June. What has
Russell been up to? Is he on another
quest to search for true love? Find
out on the show.
Also on the Tonight Show is award
winning actress and comedienne Jane
Lynch. She is out promoting her new
animated movie, Wreck It Ralph. She
plays the voice of Sergeant Tamora
Jean Calhoun, a tough-as-nails ser-
geant. The show, under Walt Disney
Animation Studios, hits the theaters in
Nov. 2. Lynch also talks about Glee,
which is now on its 4
th
season.
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
airs Tuesdays to Saturdays via satel-
lite at 1 p.m with replays at 12 m.n.
on TalkTV.
Sam Milby, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gary V, Piolo Pascual and Billy Crawford
Mario Maurer
Erich
Gonzales