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From Palestina to San Jose, Pili, CamSur
For every tree felled by the road widening project at the Maharlika Highway Pili, Camarines Sur 100 new ones will be planted. (Turn to page 7)

Greenpeace calls for stop on illegal fishing in Bicol coasts


By Danny O. Calleja LEGAZPI CITY - The Greenpeace International has linked arms with local environmental conservation activists in a call for a stop to rampant illegal fishing activities in Bicol waters that, it said, are undermining marine-based development initiatives in the region. Recognized as an independent global campaigning organization, the Greenpeace has recently linked with the Bicol Consortium for Development Initiatives, Lingap Para sa Kalusugan ng Sambayanan and Pio Duran Fishers Association in echoing its call for stakeholders change in attitudes and behavior to protect and conserve the environment. All groups have expressed particular concern over Ticao Pass, Burias Pass, Sorsogon Bay, San Bernardino Strait and Lagonoy Gulf -- five of the many fishing grounds in Bicol that are considered heavily exploited due to illegal fishing, especially by commercial vessels.
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(Press statement released by the Office of CamSur 1st Dist. Representative Rolando Andaya Jr. last October 6, 2013, regarding the inclusion of his name as one of the respondents in the case involving the alleged misused of Malampaya funds).

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(Atty. APA chairs Acyatan & Co., CPAsDFK International is PICPA past president and Hall-of-Famer, past chair of ASEAN Federation of CPAs, and ACPAPP Lifetime Achievement Awardee).

I welcome every effort of the present administration in its fight against graft and corruption in government. Equally, the inclusion of my name as one of the respondents in the case involving the alleged misused of PDAF is a welcome move as it would give me the opportunity to clear myself in the alleged mess. My only regret here is that neither I was invited to any investigation nor given the opportunity to respond to the issue while the case was being investigated by any of the offices or agencies of the government tasked to investigate the case before my name was included in the charge sheet. I volunteered myself to any investigation. But not even a text was sent to me as an invitation. I was open for a grilling. Ang linya ko nga, grill me. 1.) I even gave hints that I was ready to give statement or an affidavit. Just one text or phone call, I would be there. My offer for help was dejected, what happened next was file now, investigate later. ***** 2.) Looking back, the release of Malampaya funds was covered by an executive order, based on what has been agreed or approved in the Cabinet meeting. The DBM only release funds after viewing all the documents and determine the need or the beneficiaries in this case, the typhoon victims. Hindi ko man akalain na meron palang mga taong nakaabang na sa dulo na pagsasamantalahan ang trahedya para kumita ng pera at gumawa ng raket. ***** 3.) Whats worrisome is that we are setting a precedent wherein all those involved in the ministerial release of funds, including DBM officials, should be from now on become automatic co-accused in every graft cases to be filed in the country. If one district engineer buys one pail of fake asphalt or one school principal hijacks money intended for books or a mayor steals the funds for medicines, he or she would be charged alongside with the automatic co-accused from the DBM? Siguro kailangan ko ng isang batalyong abogado para humarap sa mga kaso. Not every request for fund release should be treated with criminal suspicion. In this case, who would have thought that funds for typhoon victims will find its way into the pockets or bathtubs of others. My job description then was to release money for national funding requirements a job that did not come with an early warning device that would alert me about a possible hijacking or pilfering when the funds are on its way to the beneficiaries. As DBM chief, you always presume that all funding requirements are above board always with the presumption of regularity. The only guidance that you could give to the people or agencies entrusted with the peoples money is that they should follow all budgeting accounting and auditing rules and, of course, the procurement law which I followed to the letter. ***** 4.) My name was never included in the affidavits executed by the whistleblowers. In the first case filed on behalf of the whistleblowers which has 500,000 pages, not one alphabet of my name was mentioned. The whistleblower said they have never seen me or talked to me. Napoles doesnt know me and not even a paparazzis photograph could dispute this. If the so-called masterminds are the ones saying that I have no direct involvement in the plunder of Malampaya funds, why I am now being dragged into this?

ASPIRANTS: Law graduates numbering 5,593 are taking the 2013 Bar Exams starting today, October 6 up to October 27 with eight Bar subjects to contend with. Examinees need to attain a weighted average of 75% (no grade lower than 50%). There were some years when this was lowered based on the hardship of the questions. Last year, SC experimented with the objective type of exams (select the best answer) but that approach has been limited this year. The 2013 Exam center is at the UST campus necessitating traffic rerouting in that area with the big number of examinees, coaches and well-wishers. As we write this column the police assured the public that they are wellprepared to handle the crowd, aware of what transpired some years back when the Bar Exams held at DLSU (Taft) became riotous resulting in injuries and damages to many people. BARANGAYS: Starting October 11 and up to October 17, aspirants for the forthcoming elections for Barangay offices may file their certificates of candidacies (COCs). COMELEC warns incumbent officers completing three terms that they are disqualified to run for the same office. The public is urged to report candidates falling in that category. Even without petition the election agency can motupropio order disqualification.

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The Barangay polls are supposed to be non-partisan. However, in the past, politicians dipped their dirty fingers into the exercise, supporting chairmen and their line-ups. Winning village chiefs are entitled to vote for the ABC chairmen who are allotted seats in the Municipal, City and Provincial Boards. That political seat is critical in areas where number of kagawads or bokals are almost even. NEW POLICIES: The BIR has released two vital regulations that require added document-keeping work and monitoring services for taxpayers and accountants. Per Revenue Regulations 14-2013 dated September 20, 2013 all hospitals, clinics, and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) are mandated to collect for and in behalf of their doctors and dentists the professional fees of their patients. They must impose appropriate withholding for remittance to BIR. RR No. 17-2013 elongates the period for preservation of books of accounts and other accounting records. Our

laws provide that tax returns and their supporting financial statements and schedules may be examined for any deficiency taxes WITHIN THREE (3) YEARS from date of deadline of filing. If there are findings or allegations of fraud, the period is extended to TEN (10) YEARS (non-filing of any required return is FRAUD). The latter rationalizes the latest BIR rule. DEAR TEACHER: My early dream was to be a teacher, so I opted many years ago to take the entrance exams for the Philippine Normal College (now PNU). I mistakenly went to the exam room for the Philippine College of Commerce (now PUP) which led to my accountancy career. Teaching is my service advocacy. Up to now, I handle professorial subjects in Taxation, Commercial Laws and Credit Management in schools and public seminars. Today we celebrate World Teachers Day. For the Philippines it is a month-long celebration. This is the time to check on our dear teachers (if they are still alive) and to greet and gift them in return for what they did for us. I fondly remember my Grade IV teacher Miss Albina Fadul who excused me for my tardiness - aware of my work as pan de sal vendor. She gave me merienda knowing I did not have money - unlike my classmates. She is now with our God! PROVERBS: Childrens children are crowns to the aged; parents are the pride of their own children.

Megan Young is Miss World and More Bills filed by Cong. Wimpy Fuentebella
Heres good news in the midst of our political storm. For the first time, the Philippines won the elusive blue crown when Megan Lynne Young of Olongapo City was crowned Miss World in Bali, Indonesia last week. There were reportedly 130 contestants from different countries. The Philippines has won the Miss Universe title twice, Miss International four times, Miss Earth once. The Miss Supranational 2013 title was won by Mutya Johanna Datul of the province of Isabela. This Ibanag beauty is the first Asian to capture the pageant title held in Minah, Belaros. Miss Evangeline Pascual placed first runner-up in the Miss World pageant in 1973 and Ruffa Gutierrez placed second princess in the 1993 Miss World pageant. Megans winning the Miss World title completes the record of the Philippines in winning all international titles. As Malacaang said, the 23 year old beauty queens success was a big boost to Filipino pride. Filmmaker Joel Lamangan who directed Megan in the 2010 Cinemalaya film Sigwa said Megan is like a burst of sunshine. She is an inspiration and gently reminds us that our situation is not entirely hopeless. When asked in the question and answer portion, Why should she be crowned Miss World? Megan answered: I treasure a core value of humanity and that guides her into understanding people, why they act the way they do, how they are living their lives. And I will use these core values and understanding not only in helping others but tho show other people how they can understand others to help others. So, that as one, together, we shall help society. Thank you! After winning the title, Megan said, Salamat sa aking mga kababayan. Then thanked everybody. Beside showing her physical assets, Megan showed she has brains. Thanks, Megan for making the Filipinos proud. ***** When I wrote about House Bill 1558, an

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Act Creating the Philippine High School for Sports (PHSS) and providing funds therefore filed by Cong. Wimpy Fuentebella of the 4th district of CamSur, I did not explain its rationale. The explanatory note of the bill says the following: It is an institutional approach that looks at grassroots development and elite training on the other hand. The PHSS aims to address both aspects of this two-pronged approach with the goal of developing world class athletes who will represent the country in international tournaments and encouraging the Filipino youth to aspire to excel in sports and in education. Cong. Wimpy Fuentebella also filed House Bill 2563, An Act Liberalizing the Coastwise Trade in the Philippines. Its explanatory note says, The insufficient cargo base and berths are some of the underlying factors for the lack of direct shipment between the Philippines and United States or Europe. Most foreign shipping vessels use Singapore, Malaysia, HongKong and Taiwan as transhipment hubs. This situation certainly deprives our exporters and importers to increase profit that may trickle down to the government coffers by way of taxes. Several businessmen viewed that the liberalization of the coastwise trade will greatly benefit local importers and exporters and the countrys economy in general.

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Cong. Fuentebella also filed HB 2717, An Act Restoring the Tax Exemption Privilege granted to the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) under Republic Act No. 8424 otherwise known as the Tax Reform Act of 1997, Amending For the Purpose Section 27 b(c) of Republic Act No. 9337. His explanatory note says: The PAGCOR is a government-owned and controlled corporation created by Presidential Decree No. 1869 to enable the government to centralize and integrate the right and authority to operate and conduct games of chance not heretofore authorized by existing franchise or permitted by law in order to attain certain objectives among others to fund infrastructure facilities and socio-civic projects such as flood control programs, beautification, sewerage and sewage projects and such essential service and recreation facilities will expand and improve the countrys tourist attractions. Moreover, pursuant to existing legal mandates, PAGCOR likewise provides direct funding to ten various government programs which I am not enumerating due to lack of space. To top it all, PAGCOR contributes billions to the Presidents Social Fund to enable the Office of the President to carry out social responsibility and to immediately respond in times of calamity. When Wimpy Fuentebella was elected Representative of the 4th district, (Partido) of CamSur in 2001, the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for his district were never released by Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyos administration probably because he belonged to the opposition (NPC). It did not prevent him from accomplishing many other things. With or without the PDAF, Cong. Fuentebellla can be expected to do his job well.

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FORUM DAPIT SA EROPUERTO GINIBO Sinda 3rd District Representative Maria Leonor Leni Robredo, Naga City Mayor John Bongat asin si Provincial Board Member Angel Naval na iyo an nag representar ki Cam Sur Governor Miguel Migz Villafuerte iyo an mga nagin mayor na bisita sa ginibong orolay mapadapit sa planong reorientation kan Naga Airport sa banwaan kan Pili, Camarines Sur. Bisita man sa tiripon iyo an mga stakeholders, mga sector, asin iba pa. Mayor na nagtulod asin nag padrino kaini iyo man an mga estudyante sa turismo kan Ateneo de Naga University o an Turismo Ateneo. Sa tiripon ipinahilling kan mga estudyante an saindang natipon na mga datos matapos na pag adalan an gabos na mga facilidades, ekipahe asin iba pa, sa paagi kan sarong power point presentation ipinahiling kaini an mga kakulangan kan eropwerto asin an bakong marhay na kapalibutan, kakulangan sa mga facilidades asin an saradit na mga kwarto, waiting area asin iba pa. Presente man sa forum sinda Jeremie Lo , an Regional Governor kan Phil Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), asin Clarine Tobias an presidente kan Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI). Sa mensahe ni Tobias, sinabi kaini na dakulang marhay an efecto sa negosyo asin sa turismo kun arog kaini an kamogtakan kan eropuerto. Idinugang pa an paorootrong cancelasyon kan flight kan Cebu Pacific. An mga flight an kina cancel huli man sa kakulangan nin mga pasahero na pinagmamarhay na sanang sa darakulang eroplano magsakay pasiring sa Legazpi Airport mantang an Naga Airport an dai man kayang mag akomodar nin darakulang eroplano huli man sa kakulangan nin landing area. Nanindugan man an mga nag atindir na kinakaipuhan na tawanan nin atensyon kan gobyerno an re orientation kan Naga Airport. DUWANG BICOLANO PINAG APPOINT BILANG BOARD DIRECTOR KAN PNR Mismong si Inspector Constancio Toledano kan PNR an nag kumpirmar na duwang mga bikolano an pinag appoint ni Presidente Benigno Aquino III na magtukaw bilang board directors kan PNR. Sa pakikipag olay kan Bikol Reporter ki Toledano sinabi kaini na sinda dating alcalde Ruben Medroso kan Calabanga asin sarong nagngangaran na Felix Alfredo Imperial kan Albay iyo man an nagribay ki Gerardo Garcia asin Tomasito Monzon bilang mga miyembro kan Hunta Directiva. An baretang ini an ikinaogma kan mga bikolano alagad kasabay kan kaogmahan na ini may kamunduan man na namatean an mga bikolano matapos na ribayan naman bilang general manager kan PNR an bikolanong si Junio Ragragio. Si Ragragio an rinibayan ni Joseph Allan C. Dilay na tubong Cavite. Sinabi pa ni Toledano na si Pol de Quiros na saro man na bikolano an magdadanay bilang public information officer (PIO ) kan PNR duman sa Metro Manila mantang digdi sa syudad kan Naga rinibayan naman ni dating bokal Ernie Verdadero si Ms. Karmina Asor-Gagnon bilang PIO. Sa katakod na bareta, dakula an panghihinayang ni Toledano na dai na nakapag padagos pa bilang general manager si Ragrario mantang dakol kuta na an marhay na mga kaisipan kaini sa operasyon kan perokarel sa Bicol. Saro na digdi iyo an dagos dagos na operasyon kan biyahe kan train gikan sa syudad kan Naga pasiring duman sa syudad kan Legazpi asin an liwat na pagbubukas kan biyahe gikan sa Metro Manila pasiring digdi sa Bicol na naontok an operasyon kaini huli sa aberya sa tulay na na wash out durante kan magkaigwa nin makukusog na pag uran sa Bikol. RINCONADA AREA LIWAT PINABULOSAN NIN KORYENTE Matapos na putulan huli sa milyones de pesos na pagkakautang sa koryente, ikinaogma kan mga miyembros kunsumidores kan Camarines Sur 3 Electric Cooperative (CAS3) an liwat na pagpapabulos nin koryente sa ikalimang distrito kan CamSur gikan sa power supplier kaini, an San Miguel Energy Corporation (SMEC). An liwat na pagpapailaw sa Rinconada Area an resulta kan ginibong meeting duman sa sarong hotel sa Metro Manila. Marurumduman na nagpaapod nin meeting si Deputado Salvio Sal Fortuno kan Rinconada sa mga alcalde kan anom na banwaan asin sarong syudad sa obheto na magkasararo sa paagi kan sarong commitment na magkakaigwa nin mahiwasanan na collection kan pagkakautang sa koryente kan mga kunsumidores, mga pulitiko, privadong individual asin iba pa na igwa nin moroso sa cooperatiba. Sa pakikipag ulay kan Bikol Reporter sinabi ni Fortuno na an masisingil kan cooperatiba iyo man an ibabayad sa SMEC. Idinugang pa kan deputado na presente sa emergency meeting iyo sinda Iriga city Mayor Ronald Ganggang Alfelor, Bula Mayor Rolando Canet, Buhi Mayor Rey Lacoste, Baao Mayor Mel Gaite, Balatan Mayor Ernesto Bagasbas, Nabua Mayor Delia Simbulan, asin si Acting Mayor Alvin Sacueza kan Bato Camarines Sur .Yaon man an presencia ni dating Mayor Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen kan Iriga asin Cas3 General Manager Claro Turiano. An Cas3 an igwa nin pagkakautang na nag aabot sa 84 milyones de pesos alagad huli man ta igwa na ining multa kaya uminabot na sa 102 milyones pesos asin nagdudugang pa. An manihamiento kan cooperatiba an nainot nang nakiolay sa SMEC na babayadan ninda an pagkakautang sa laog nin anum na bulan alagad ini an dai man pinagpaonrahan kan SMEC kaya naputulan nin supply nin electrisidad sa laog nin duwang banggui asin saro may kabangang aldaw. Sa panginginot ni Mayor Ronald Ganggang Alfelor Cas3 GM Claro Turiano dating Mayor Madel Alfelor-Gazmen asin pag iriba nagduman sa Metro Manila tanganing kaulayon mismo an pamayo kan SMEC na si Ellen Go, Nea Administrator Edith Bueno asin iba pang ofisyal. Nainot naman na nag apod si Deputado Fortuno ki Edith Bueno asin nakiolay na paonrahan an pakiolay kan grupo ni Alfelor. Bitbit an post dated check asin an letter of commitment nag orolay an grupo sa Metro Manila. Nagtugot man an SMEC sa pakilolay kan grupo ni Alfelor na bayadan kan Cas3 an pagkakautang kaini sa laog nin tolong bulan .Yaon man sa orolay iyo si DOE Secretary Jericho Petilla. Mientrastanto, kan nagtalikod na aldaw mismong si DOE Sec Jericho Petilla , NEA Administrator Edith Bueno asin iba pang ofisyal an nagbisita sa Rinconada Area. Personal na binisita kan grupo an CAS3 sa Rinconada Area asin personal na aramon kun ano ta nagdakulang marhay an pagkakautang kan cooperatiba.

On the island of Mindanao, the citizens of Zamboanga want peace more than ever before. In the south, the continuing conflict between government and Muslim insurgents has resulted in the displacement of approximately 80,000 residents, whilst the rising death toll is quickly approaching triple digits. But not all news from the region was bleak as that, Taguig city, located in the South-East of the Philippines, was set to host the International Youth Development Summit (IYD Summit). The title of the summit was My Philippines, Beyond 2015: Vision, Inspiration, Transformation. The aim of the summit was to engage the youth in the planning, implementation, and the monitoring of developmental strategies within their communities beyond 2015. For the youth leaders who were in attendance, another exciting opportunity presented itself during the course of the 3 day summit. Internationally renowned Peace Advocate and chairman of Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), Mr. Man Hee Lee, spoke twice during the conference period. On both the first and final days of the conference, the young leaders had the opportunity to meet the international Peace Advocate in person. For many of the delegates, the focus of the summit was summarized on the final day during the closing ceremony at which Mr. Lee was the keynote speaker. He addressed the delegates, expanding upon the concepts discussed during the summit, as well as taking time to explain in detail the concept of the heavenly culture - a practical tool for the creation of lasting peace in the world. Following his lecture there was an auspicious ceremony in which Mr. Lee himself officially handed over the certificate of affiliation with the International Peace Youth Group (IPYG), the youth division of HWPL. The certificate was received by the noted Prof. Serafin Arviola, Jr., chairman of the National Association of UNESCO Clubs in the Philippines (NAUCP). The IYD Summit heralded resurgence in the hopes for peace among the citizens and particularly the youth of the Philippines. This sentiment was set to be clearly demonstrated

in a spectacular peace walk held by local affiliates of IPYG in honor of Mr. Lees visit. On 29 September, more than 1,000 people in white were preparing to walk together to raise awareness for peace - once again painting a clear image of the ability of Mr. Lees peace effort, the heavenly culture, to unite people across the spectrum of society. This was the first ever IPYG Peace Walk in the Philippines (there have been 24 walks in 40 countries so far), making it a stage from which the youths united efforts for peace would be seen as well as heard and felt. Recently, Mr. Lee has been traveling the world, meeting with heads of state, governmental ministers, as well as various community leaders to discuss issues pertaining to the cessation of war and the creation of peace. One of the cornerstones of his envisioned path to world peace is the drafting of an internationally applicable constitution, geared towards bringing all wars between nations to an end.

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Honda holds TODA Convention in Naga UNEP caps 2013 High School Intrams
After the 4-day celebration of its 2013 High School Intramurals, the University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP) capped their triumph in a Closing ceremony and Grand Ball celebration at the university gymnasium, Saturday. The sports fest under the theme Personality Development through Sportsfest and litmusda showcased the UNEPians versatility not just in various athletic activities but also in other contests including beauty pageant, literary, musical and dance (litmusda) competition. UNEP President Atty. Remelisa Moraleda lauded the organizers for coming up with distinctive activities that will highlight the UNEPians talents and skills. Moraleda further cited that the activity is not just a mere exercise of developing sports-minded individual but a venue to further develop the youths involvement in sports and strengthen camaraderie among them through fair competition and sportsmanship. A city-wide parade, participated in by UNEP Band and majorettes, MAPEH officers, Freshmen and Sophomore class organizations including their respective cheer dancers, players and muses, their corresponding advisers, Junior and Senior Class organizations formally signaled the opening of the sports competition on Thursday. UNEP Executive Vice President and VP For Finance Ms. Deli Alfelor-Tibi as co-chairman of the event was at the helm of the entire preparation together with Dr. Eleanor Osea, UNEP Vice President for Academic Affairs. We would like this event to be equally memorable not just to the university but also to our students who toiled hard and persevered just to win the competitions. At the end of the day, it is not actually who won the contest, or who brought home the crown or who failed to make it to the finish line but the learning and the strengthened camaraderie among them, Ms. Deli said in an interview. Rev. Fr. Senen C. Tijam, parish priest of Nuestra Seora de las Angustias also enjoined the entire UNEP community to seek first Gods guidance by celebrating the holy mass before the start of the competition. The mass was held at the Divine Mercy Chapel inside the UNEP grounds. Some of the sports events that UNEPians engaged in during the Intramurals include volleyball, basketball, sepak takraw,badminton singles and doubles, table tennis, track events, and kickball. Others participated in the Laro ng Lahi competition which include Maria went to town, Tug of War, sack race, lemon relay, kadangkadang, patintero, sipa, bunong braso and eggplant relay. UNEP will continuously pursue the students holistic development as included in the universitys blueprint that is to develop individuals who are physically, mentally and spiritually prepared to face the challenges of the future.

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the countrys leading brand of top-quality motorcycles for personal and commercial use, goes deep in the south of Luzon to treat Tricycle Operators and Drivers Associations (TODA) to a day of fun, excitement and prizes via the Honda TODA Convention 2013. The Honda TODA Convention 2013, held at the spacious Pili Convention Center in Naga City, Camarines Sur, also served as the perfect occasion for the various TODA groups from different areas in Luzon to know more about Hondas newest business line of motorcycle unitsthe Honda CB125CLthat is very much suited for carrying a sidecar and many other business purposes due to its fuel efficiency. Upon their arrival at the venue, the TODA members got to experience first-hand and up close CB125CLs superior quality and specifications through a Product Familiarization Seminar for them to better understand why and how these motorcycle units will benefit them and their tricycle business. During the seminar, the members discovered how different the new model is compared to other low displacement brands that some TODAs in other areas are already using. After the seminar and addressing interesting questions from the TODAs, the mem-

TODA GRoUPS CoNVERGE IN NaGa

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the countrys leading brand of top-quality motorcycles for personal and commercial use, recently went to Naga City, Camarines Sur, for the holding of its Honda TODA Convention 2013. This special event was designed for the benefit of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Associations (TODA) in various areas around Luzon. Hundreds of tricycle drivers belonging to several TODA groups had a full day of fun, excitement and prizes courtesy of HPI, the only motorcycle company in the Philippines that holds this kind of event for TODA groups. At the venue, the TODA members saw up-close Hondas newest business line of motorcycle, particularly the Honda CB125CL, designed specifically to carry a sidecar and for many other business purposes. Aside from finding out the Honda CB125CLs specifications, lucky TODA members were also given the chance to test-drive the units as single motorcycles and tricycles to provide them with an actual feel of the Honda CB125CL when used on the road and discover its power, performance and fuel-efficiency. The Honda TODA Convention 2013 is only the first of two legs of the convention to be held in the province of Bicol, and will soon move to other areas in Visayas and Mindanao. Shown in photo are the members of the various TODA happily posing amid two Honda CB125CL units.

bers were all treated to some fun, prizes and surprises, all courtesy of HPI, the only motorcycle company in the country to date that conducts this type of special event for TODA members so that even for just one day, they can take a break from their daily backbreaking work and have fun in the company of other TODA groups.

However, the real highlight of the day was in the afternoon when the Honda CB125CL was put to a real test where TODA members were given a one-of-a-kind experience to watch how the CB125CL performs on the road. Select TODA members were given the rare chance to test-drive the units as single motorcycles and tricycles to provide

them with an actual feel of the CB125CL when used in plying their trade, which truly excited every one. Then, after the thrilling road tests, the TODA members were shown video clips of various tests conducted by HPI in the past, with the Honda CB125CL consistently showing its dominance in
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Bidding hitches delay construction of Southern Luzon Intl Airport


LEGAZPI CITY --Users of air transport, especially businessmen, are becoming impatient with the delay in the construction of the Southern Luzon International Airport (SLIA) in Barangay (village) Alobo, Daraga, Albay, for almost a year now. The businessmen claimed the delay has pushed back their investment plans that have could perked up the economy of the region, especially with the help of foreign investors like Koreans and Russians. The Philippine News Agency learned that works on the long-awaited international airport were put on hold by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) because of technical problems in the bidding process. An amount of P970 million has been ready for the construction of the airport runway. Albay Gov. Joey Salceda on Friday expressed dismay over the delayed project implementation due to technicalities in the bidding process despite the availability of funds. Salceda said this is pushing the project timetable beyond the target completion date of 2016. He said the project should have been started this year but because of the May national and local elections, the project has been put on hold by the DOTC. The Albay governor noted that after the project was awarded to the Sunwest Construction Corp. in October 2012, the award was questioned by other bidders who claimed of flaws in the bidding process. The DOTC elevated the case to the Solicitor General (SolGen) for resolution. After hearing the case, the SolGen issued a ruling awarding the construction project to Sunwest while the DOTC, acting on the SolGens ruling, issued a notice to proceed last August 6. Salceda said that another cause of the delay is the request of Sunwest Corp., which is based in this city, that the DOTC include the reimbursement of P75 million for the cost of its heavy equipment burned by New Peoples Army rebels last year at the construction site. The request is still pending consideration by the DOTC, triggering another ground for the delay in the project, he said. He said the delay would immensely affect the regions tourism industry, as the region has been among the top tourist destinations in the country. We are missing out on opportunities, especially tourist arrivals, as the Southern Luzon International Airport will reduce transportation costs and travel time, Salceda said. He said that with the SLIA in operation, it can generate 1.5 million tourists by 2017. The government has al(Turn to page 7)

A Living Legacy to Teachers


By Ma. Cecilia M. Dulfo Matacla Elementary School, Goa District There was once a story of several persons seeking admission into heaven. A lawyer knocked at the gates, St. Peter appeared and asked what the new applicant had done to deserve entering into heaven. I defended the innocent, prosecuted teh guilty and worked vigilantly for the cause of justice, said the new applicant and was immediately welcomed. The next to approach St. Peter was an engineer who announced, I built roads and bridges, brought light to dark villagers and helped and served the humanity, St. Peter was impressed and the engineer entered heaven. Then, a doctor approached and asked to be admitted, I cured the sick, assisted in bringing new life into the world and helped give people a longer and healthier life. Well done, said St. Peter and led the doctor into heavenly kingdom. Lastly, someone who had been standing by while the other three had been admitted approached the shiny gates. Who are you? asked St. Peter, and what have you done to deserve heaven? I am a teacher, I made the three who came ahead of me. St. Peter stretched forth the gates wide open and led the teacher to a special place of honor in heaven. The moral lessons of the story is of course, that teaching is the most important and noble profession, because on the teachers hands at all levels of the school system, depends the ultimate formation of all other professionals. Some other might say that the moral value of the story is that teachers will receive the reward of recognition they deserve only in heaven. In Philippine society today, there is little recognition given to teachers. Even though there has been some improvements in teachers salaries, particularly in the public schools, teachers remain grossly underpaid. Teachers continue to be considered ideal applicants for employment as domestice overseas workers to look for the greener pasture. The teacher is not a famous hero of contemporary media and seldome projected in movie, television or magazine. On the other hand, rarely occasions that a teacher appears among the characters in the script. No wonder that less and less young people aspire to be teachers. Stories of ordinary teachers and how they become a good model and influenced the lives of their students would be making a good soap opera. In the hands of a good scriptwriter and director, what a beaufiful and an inspiring movie the life of an extraordinary teacher would make. As we look forward to the closing and commencement exercises when young Filipinos all over the country complete another milestone in their education and in their lives, let us pay tribute to the teachers who trained them. Let us remember the teachers who mold us and those who will mold our children. Let us all do our part in recognizing the important role all teachers play in the future of our country.

DSWD brings along media men in project monitoring in CamSur


LEGAZPI CITY -- The Dept. of Social Welfare and Development has started bringing along local print, broadcast and television media persons in monitoring community projects where the agencys KapitBisig Laban sa KahirapanComprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) program is currently being implemented. The move is in line with DSWDS new thrust of engaging the participation of media practitioners in seeing to it that these projects are being implemented based on the original plans. The whole on Wednesday, DSWD field personnel tagged along ten media people in Camarines Sur in their project inspection trip to Bombon and Gainza towns in Camarines Sur. The field visit gave the media the opportunity to monitor Kalahi-CIDSS projects and also gave them the chance to be exposed to the real situation of poor communities. The press people discussed with the key players of the project, namely, local residents, Kalahi-CIDSS volunteers and local government officials (community and municipal levels) the status of implementation in terms of how the people managed their funds and other resources. The group proceeded to Gainza and visited community projects such as health center, drainage canals, production center for handicraft and training center for mothers and out-of-school youth. Mayor William A. Abilay of Gainza said the people decided what project would solve their urgent need in the community, which was addressed by the Kalahi-CIDSS. Since our town is considered to be a low-lying area, most of the communities agreed to propose drainage canals for funding under Kalahi-CIDSS. The municipality has provided P986,988.38 as its counterpart to the project, he said. Jesus Gipanao, a volunteer in Pagao, Bombon, explained to the media how the whole process worked for them in their village. The people were consulted during a community assembly and we have agreed that what we really need is a water system, Gipanao said. During the closing activity in Barangay Cagbunga, the last destination, the members of the press conveyed their appreciation of the KalahiCIDSS. Jane Betito of Radyo ng Bayan noticed the transformation in governance. From top-to-bottom ap(Turn to page 7)

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OCTOBER 6-12, 2013

Gawad Kalinga holds first ever social Business summit


Social business is the business of caring. This was the opening statement of Tony Meloto as he welcomed the participants of the Social Business Summit, the first of its kind held not at a fancy hotel or a posh convention center but on a sustainable community farm in Angat, Bulacan. The choice of venue is crucial in communicating the message that social businesses place a higher premium on human relationships and empowerment of the poor rather than mere profit. A total of 520 participants signed-up for the event, which includes fifty foreign delegates coming from the United States, Australia, France, Singapore and the United Kingdom among others. Forty brilliant minds are set to share their thoughts and expertise about the summit's theme, which deals with the role of social business in harboring inclusive growth in emerging Asian markets. "Charity cannot sustain development, nor can it end poverty. Social businesses can," Meloto, founder of Gawad Kalinga (GK), stated. He sought the support of the participants comprised of entrepreneurs, teachers, government officials and advocates of social development. Meloto insisted that the Philippines must learn to achieve progress without leaving the poor behind. "Because if we keep leaving the poor behind, growth will never be sustainable," he said. These thoughts were echoed by Stephen Groff, Vice President of Asian Development Bank. In his speech, Groff pitched the idea that social business will herald in a brighter future for the country. "The Philippines is ideal for social enterprises due to strong civil society and people's organizations that can provide support, funding, and training, especially when social businesses start their expansions," said Groff. He added that the government needs to promote and fund social businesses, while banks should provide special loans and other financial services to encourage social enterprises. These ideas were concretized by the experiences of 2012 Enrst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Jim Ayala as he shared how his company's solar-powered lantern improved the lives of rural Filipinos who do not have access to electricity. Meanwhile, Former Taguig Congressman Sigfrido Tinga proudly narrated how he decided to leave the world of politics for a greater dream. Tinga claimed that the greatest lesson he learned from Gawad Kalinga is that the poor should never be displaced in favor of development. Currently working on introducing electric vehicles as alternatives to pollutioncausing jeepneys, he plans on employing and training drivers coming from GK communities for such project. Tinga trusts that the strong formation program of

the organization will produce the most courteous Filipino drivers. Other speakers include Joey Concepcion of GoNegosyo, Fr. Javi Alpasa, S.J. and Mark Ruiz of Hapinoy; and Anna Wilk of Gandang Kalikasan. All four speakers emphasized on the primacy of dealing justly with workers as innovative and marketable products can only be made possible through the talents of people. The Social Business Summit runs from October 2-5 at the GK Enchanted Farm in Bulacan. It is an excellent opportunity for social entrepreneurs to exchange enterprising ideas as well as explore opportunities for synergy so as to create businesses that will empower the Filipino worker. "We cannot be just a nation of consumers or job seekers. We have no excuse to remain poor. It's time for us Filipinos to define ourselves," says Meloto whose vision is to make the Philippines the Social Business Capital of the world.

Gawad Kalinga (GK) Founder tony Meloto welcomes the delegates to the first ever social Business summit held at the GK enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan.

GREENPEACE CALLS FOR STOP . . .


These destructive forms of fishing will certainly expand to adjacent grounds once illegal commercial fishing vessels are allowed to continue venturing into the seas of Bicol, Greenpeace Southeast Asia Ocean Campaigner Vince Cinches said on Friday here. Illegal commercial fishing activities in these areas are stealing the future of Bicol, Cinches stressed, as he called on local authorities to initiate firm moves against it by way of determined law enforcement. Once caught, operators of these illegal commercial fishing vessels must be penalized according to the provisions of national and local laws instead of being given amnesty as widely observed, he said. The 2010 Philippine Fisheries Profile prepared by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, according to Cinches, shows that each of the 387 commercial fishing vessels that operate in Bicol waters takes close to 200 metric tons (MT) of fishes per annum. These commercial fishing vessels illegally encroach into municipal waters that entirely cover Burias and Ticao Passes, Lagonoy Gulf, San Bernardino Strait and Sorsogon Bay. That way, Cinches said, only a meager share of 2.6 MT of catch was left for the catch of the combination of 54,715 municipal fishing vessels operated by marginal fishermen in the area during the same period, Cinches said. In calling for strict enforcement of both national and local fishery laws, the group is pushing for the formation of stronger composite teams of operatives from local government units (LGUs), national government agencies and local stakeholders to patrol the regions fishing grounds to deter illegal commercial and destructive fishing activities. The Greenpeace and the three local groups also underlined that overlapping jurisdiction of LGUs on Bicol seas should be a tool against overfishing and illegal seaborne activities instead of being made an excuse for law enforcement failures. The interconnection of ecosystems and not political territories should be used to urgently address the problem of illegal fishing, they said. While we recognize initiatives by different government units and agencies against illegal fishing in Bicol seas, we lament the qualitatively unchanged condition that resulted in high poverty incidence and a very-degraded unproductive marine ecosystem in the area, the groups said. If only the laws against illegal fishing are strictly enforced, then it will create a big difference towards the wish of Pres. Benigno Aquino III in his latest State of the Nation Address where he stressed on the need to rest our seas, Cinches said. In so saying, the Presidents primary concern is to make the fisheries sector sustainable through effective management of important biodiversity areas to replenish fish and ensure good catches for fishermen not only in Bicol but also in the other regions of the country. The Greenpeace earlier called on the government to come up with a comprehensive fisheries emergency rescue plan, a roadmap for policy makers needed to restore the health of the oceans made more compelling by the relentless onslaught of climate change and over-fishing. This grievous mix of ocean problems that are both man-made is threatening the countrys stature as the leader in global marine biodiversity, affecting communities that rely on rich marine ecosystems for food, according to the Greenpeace.

GRILL ME . . .
Why am i being made was co-accused if evidence show that my only participation is the expediency in the manner of release of the funds to alleviate the miseries of the typhoon victims? Ni kusing, di ako nakinabang dyan. Ang kasalanan ko lang ay pagsunod sa utos at batas na bigyan ng tulong ang mga biktima ng baha.

republic of the Philippines LoCAL CiViL reGistrY oFFiCe Province: Camarines sur City/Municipality: Libmanan

NotiCe For PuBLiCAtioN


In compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that Jose Pierre AGrAVANte PANDAY, has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from Pierre to Jose Pierre in the birth certificate of Pierre PANDAY who was born on oCtoBer 12, 1959 at Puro, LiBMANAN, CAMAriNes sur, and whose parents are PeDro PANDAY and MArGAritA AGrAVANte. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than oCtoBer 12, 2013. (sgd.) eMiLie s. AGNes-DAirAo Municipal Civil Registrar
BiKoL rePorter Published: sePt. 29 and oCt. 6, 2013

My participation was similar to providing funds to buy rice to feed the hungry but after an investigation, the receipts showed liquor purchases. thus, now im an accomplice? Again, im begging my accusers to invite me in their quest for truth. Andito lang po ako sa sidewalk ng daang matuwid. Salamat at magandang gabi.

AUDITOR ISSUES TAX ALERTS . . .


tal annual earnings from fees of the professionals are not consolidated and thus, not subjected to the appropriate withholding tax. When professional fees for any given year exceeds P720,000the rate of withholding tax for remittance to BIR is 15%. The lower rate of 10% is due if the total is lower than said amount. In the recently issued Revenue Regulation No. 14-2013 dated September 20, 2013 hospitals, clinics, HMOs and similar establishments are mandated with the duty and responsibility to withhold and remit taxes due from professional fees (PFs) of their respective accredited medical practitioners paid by patients of said institutions. The PFs must be included in the total medical bill of the patient which shall be payable directly to the hospital or clinic. The withholding taxes are creditable and these partake of advance income tax of the professional deductible from the income tax payable by yaer-end. Acyatan cited that Revenue Regulation No. 17-2013 involving Preservation of Books of Accounts and Other Accounting Records is revolutionary. It mandates taxpayers to preserve books of accounts, including subsidiary books and other accounting records for a period beginning from the last entry in each book until the last day prescribed by Section 203 within which the Commissioner is authorized to make an assessment. Current regulations provide that tax returns and supporting financial statements may be examined for deficiency taxes within three (3) years from date of deadline of filing. In case of findings (or denunciation) of fraud the examination can be done within ten (10) years from the discovery of fraud. Failure to file any required return is considered as fraud. The rationale for the issuance of RR No. 17-2013 stems from the possibility of fraud discovery even after three (3) years. Thus the BIR orders the preservation of the books of accounts up to the maximum period within which to examine taxpayers financial records. The CPA-lawyer cautions taxpayers and their accountants as well as internal and external auditors to take heed of the regulations to obviate potential costs and penalties.

republic of the Philippines LoCAL CiViL reGistrY oFFiCe Province: Camarines sur City/Municipality: Libmanan CCe-0060-2013 r.A. 10172 In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to oCrG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that AAroN CALLADA CALAro has filed with this office a Petition for correction of entry in sex from Female to Male in the certificate of live birth of AAroN CALLADA CALAro at LIbmanan, Camarines Sur and whose parents are roGeLio G. CALAro and GLoriA F. CALLADA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than oCtoBer 12, 2013. (sgd.) eMiLie s. AGNes-DAirAo Municipal Civil Registrar

NotiCe to the PuBLiC

BiKoL rePorter Published: sePt. 29 and oCt. 6, 2013

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HONda HOLdS TODA CONVENTION IN Naga . . .
terms of power, performance and more importantly, fuel efficiency. But the excitement did not stop there as a live band provided musical entertainment later in the afternoon to the delight of the TODA members, who moved and grooved to the beat of electrifying musical delight. Product seminars, games, raffles, sumptuous meals, and test rides were the order of the day during the Honda TODA Convention, and before the day ended, the TODAs were even handed out cilor Raquid-Arroyo, entitled RESOLUTION SEEKING CLARIFICATION FROM THE NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION ADMINISTRATION (NEA) AS TO WHEN THE SEVEN (7) POSITIONS IN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CASURECO II HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN DEEMED VACANT, AND AN EXPLANATION WHY SUCH DIRECTORS CONTINUE TO OCCUPY SUCH POSITION AFTER AUGUST 31, 2013. special giveaways and other freebies courtesy of HPI. It was HPIs way of showing its appreciation to the groups for taking their time off from their pasada and participate in the convention. The TODA members were all smiles at this sincere gesture, each hoping that someday, they will get to own their own Honda CB125CL, which will surely take Philippine roads by storm with its powerful and efficient performance. Weve invited various TODA groups in the past just to make them feel that they Meanwhile, NEA Administrator Edita Buena also said in her letter that presently CASURECO 2 is being managed by a NEA-appointed Management Team with Eddie Adlao as the electric cooperatives acting general manager. She also informed the city government here that, at present, there are pending administrative cases against the incumbent CASURECO 2 Directors and there are ongoing investigations and deliberations on the said matter. are very special and very important to us. While we cannot invite them all to come and see more of Honda motorcycles at our plant, we decided to bring Hondas superior motorcycle products to them and have a full day of fun. Were glad that they gamely participated in the convention, and trust that HPI will continue this endeavor in other areas in the Philippines for the benefit of our modern transport heroes, explains Lemuel Buenaflor, Advertising Supervisor of Honda Philippines, Inc. Buenaflor added that the Honda TODA Convention in Naga is only the first of two legs of the convention to be held in Bicol. Soon, the convention will head off to other areas in Visayas and in Mindanao. To know more about Honda motorcycles, visit www. hondaph.com.

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DENR TO REPLaCE TREES . . .
This was the assurance of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Arnel Rodriguez of Camarines Sur during the Public Consultation regarding the road widening project by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) last week. Since the public approved the road widening of the four-kilometer stretch of road from San Jose to Palestina, Pili it would only be imperative to replace the affected 789 trees by planting various species at an identified site in the said town. A 1:100 trees ratio will be adopted by the DENR and DPWH in the replacement of the would-be-lost trees Rodriguez explained. For this, he tapped the student council president of the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) to take the lead in the tree planting efforts aimed at replacing trees felled for the road widening project. Therell be an agreement signed for and in between the DENR and the DPWH as regards the replacement of trees, and all aspects will be dealt by the accord for a win-win situation, Forest Resources Conservation Division Chief Jerry Adviento emphasized. Once the trees are cut, it will be turned-over to DENR, and will be donated in order of priority: the De-

NEA dECLaRES 7 VaCaNT SEaTS...

partment of Education for raw materials in the fabrication of desks and chairs, the DPWH for its construction projects, and the local government of Pili. DENR Bicol Regional Executive Director Gilbert Gonzales is optimistic about this new development which would prove to be more advantageous to the residents and would accelerate DENRs greening effort with a 1:100 trees replacement ratio. According to Forester Adviento trees along the Maharlika Highway were planted during the 70s under the governments effort to provide a carbon sink for vehicle emissions. -JESSEL BaSanta

BIddINg HITCHES dELaY . . .


ready poured in some P1.6 billion since 2009 for the construction of the SLIA. The funds were released in three phases: P300 million in 2009 and another P300 million in 2010 for concrete road construction and site development. The P970-million funding released in 2012 will construct a 2.1-kilometer airport runway of international standards. The SLIA lies in a 148hectare area with 2,100-meter runway strip, with night landing capability and take-off facilities, control tower, passenger and cargo terminal, car park, fire station and other necessary facilities. While there are several airports north of Manila like the Clark International and Laoag airports, Salceda said, there is none in the southern part of Manila. The SLIA would be a viable market for an international airport in Southern Luzon and serve as alternate gateway to Manila, the Visayas and Mindanao in times of extreme weather disturbance where the international airports in Manila, Northern Luzon and Cebu. -PNA

DSWD BRINgS aLONg MEdIa . . .


proach, she said, it has now employed the participation of the people, which entails accountability over their projects, and has maximized the use of government funds. Despite the controversies coming out in the news, there are still positive ones happening. We have witnessed that there are deserving government agencies to where we can entrust our money, Pros Atule of dwRN said. This is significant because its no longer hearsay but we have witnessed the projects, Arnold Salcedo of dwRN said. Other members of the delegation were Eric Avila of dzGE, Danilo Abad of PIA Camarines Sur, Mar Barroga of RPN and Mylce Mella of ABS-CBN Naga. The Kalahi-CIDSS is a community-driven development (CDD) program in the Philippines which strongly advocates the involvement of local communities in the design and implementation of development projects to address the issue of poverty in the country. CDD is a globally recognized strategy for achieving service delivery, poverty reduction and good governance outcomes and aims to improve local governance by employing the participation of the people in the communities in the development process. Community residents consensually decide on what type of poverty-reduction projects they prioritize for funding based on the collective analysis of their needs. Community proposals can vary from public goods/access projects, enterprise or livelihood projects , or human development projects. It is one of the core social protection programs of DSWD, along with Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Sustainable Livelihood Program. -PNA

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province: Camarines Sur City/Municipality: Naga City

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION


In compliance with Section No. 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MIRA M. PLACIDES, has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from ANGELA FAYE to ATHENA FAYE in the birth certificate of ANGELA FAYE T. MIRAFUENTES who was born on MARCH 25, 1993 at NAGA CITY, CAMARINES SUR, and whose parents are ____________________ and MIRA TRIPULCA MIRAFUENTES. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than OCTOBER 20, 2013. (Sgd.) ALEXANDER M. CAYETANO City Civil Registrar

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE SPEED PAWNSHOP, JR. Bichara Complex, San Antonio Poblacion, Calabanga, Camarines Sur, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

BIKOL REPORTER Published: October 6 and 13, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at E. BOY ASPE PAWNSHOP, Prieto Street, Filabel Arcade, Dinaga, Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ROWENA ASPE PAWNSHOP, P. Burgos St., corner J. Hernandez Avenue, Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at R. M. ASPE PAWNSHOP, Cor. Panganiban & Elias Angeles Street, Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE EXPLORER PAWNSHOP, Ground Floor, Bichara Complex, Abella St., Igualdad, Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE CROWNJEWEL PAWNSHOP & JEWELRY STORE, Bichara Mall corner J. Hernandez & Gen. Luna Sts., Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA


All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE IGUALDAD PAWNSHOP, Cor. Igualdad Ext. & J. Hernandez Ave., Igualdad, Naga City, pawned from MAY 01-31, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on NOV. 04, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until OCTOBER 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: OCTOBER 6 and 13, 2013

NEA declares 7 vacant seats in Casureco II board


reGioNAl eXpoNeNt For proGreSS
By Paul John F. Barrosa NAGA CITY --- The seven posts in the Board of Directors of the Camarines Sur Electric Cooperative (CASURECO) 2 which were the subject of the suspended elections on August 31, are now vacant, this according to National Electrification Administration (NEA) Administrator Edita S. Buena. Based on the letter of Buena dated September 11 and was received by the City Government of Naga last September 24, the vacancy in the said positions was a result of the cancellation of the slated district elections on August 31. [T]he District Elections for the CASURECO II Board of Directors were scheduled but did not proceed on the account of the lack of candidates. It being a policy of the Department [of Energy] that no director shall be allowed to continue in office on a holdover capacity, the seats for the scheduled District Elections are now deemed vacant, said Buena. It can be recalled that on August 31, district elections were scheduled to determine the new directors of CASURECO 2 who shall represent the electric cooperatives various administrative districts, namely: Naga South, Minalabac, TinambacSiruma, Milaor, Calabanga, Pili and Canaman. These elections, however, were cancelled as the incumbent Board of Directors deemed all the contenders disqualified due to grounds of inability to meet the required number of attendance in the CASURECO 2 General Assemblies. In response to this, fearing that a hold-over capacity will be effected, the Sangguniang of Panlungsod of Naga passed Resolution No. 2013196 on August 20 requesting the said district elections postponement, removal of the incumbent board members and the installation of a NEA-appointed management team to run the affairs of CASURECO 2. In fact, some quarters suspect that there are forces satisfied with, and therefore want to maintain, the status quo banking on a notion that they can continue to hold on to power on a hold-over capacity which is, however, erroneous and baseless in the absence of a hold-over provision in Presidential Decree No. 269, as recently amended by Republic Act No. 10531. The letter of NEA Administrator Edita S. Buena affirms that indeed we are correct in our interpretation of the law, said Vice Mayor Nelson S. Legacion. However, we also would like to seek clarification as to when the seven positions in the BOD have actually been considered vacant as there are reports that there are board members who are still reporting to their offices and occupying their posts, stated Councilor Miles S.D. Raquid-Arroyo. Last October 1, during the 13th Regular Session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Naga, the city council jointly and collectively passed Resolution No. 2013255, as introduced by Coun(Turn to page 7)

Auditor issues tax alerts


CPA-Lawyer Antonio P. Acyatan who writes his Opinions Unlimited column for this weekly newspaper has issued fresh warnings on recent revenue regulations issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). The issuances refer to stricter withholding regulations for observance by hospitals, clinics and health maintenance organizations (HMOs). The BIR has found out that many practicing professionals in hospitals and similar institutions are asking their hospital patients to just pay their PF bills in their private clinics instead of through the hospital or HMOs. As a result of this otherwise irregular practice, the to(Turn to page 6)

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