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VOL. 490 No. 18 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2013 8 SECTIONS R18.00 IN METRO MANILA
CALAPE, Bohol We need food,
water, medicines, and fuel immedi-
ately!
Mayors of Bohol towns badly devas-
tated by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake
aired this appeal yesterday as they ex-
pressed fear of possible food and water
crisis as rescue and relief operations
Bohol Food
Crisis Feared
Mayors Appeal For Foodstuff, Water,
Medicines; Sinkholes Discovered
have yet to reach their localities.
We appeal for everyones help. We
lack potable water, medical supplies,
fuel, and food, Loon Mayor Lloyd
Peter Lopez, whose town remains
isolated, said.
Lopez said potable water is more
critical as water lines have been se-
verely damaged, while deep wells were
busted.
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As a new risk map for Metro Ma-
nila and five areas of Rizal province
points to a P2.4-trillion cost of dam-
age in the event of a 7.2-magnitude
earthquake as what happened
in Bohol Bulacan Governor Wil-
helmino M. Sy Alvarado warned
yesterday against a disaster of
With various agencies trying to
dip their hands into the influence-
peddling case of certain a Maam
Arlene, the Supreme Court decided
yesterday to do the investigation and
avoid confusion, conflicting reports,
and duplication of efforts.
The investigation will be conduct-
ed by a committee headed by Justice
Marvic M.V.F. Leonen.
In a resolution after its full court
session, the Leonen committee will
consolidate all existing efforts to
investigate these reports, including
the parallel investigations of the
SC Decides To Probe
Maam Arlene
By REY G. PANALIGAN
Court Administrator (Jose Midas P.
Marquez), the Department of Justice-
National Bureau of Investigation
initiated by the Chief Justice (Maria
Lourdes P. A. Sereno), and the Court
of Appeals parallel investigation initi-
ated by the Presiding Justice (Andres
Reyes Jr.).
Justice Leonen was given a free
hand to choose who among the re-
tired SC justices will be members of
his committee.
The SC also directed the NBI to
submit its findings on its parallel
investigation to the SC committee
headed by Justice Leonen.
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West Valley Fault Quake Could
Spell Doom For MM, Rizal, Bulacan
By FREDDIE C. VELEZ
and ELLALYN B. DE VERA
greater proportions if Angat Dam,
which sits on the West Valley Fault
System, collapses.
Its about time the government
takes a long look at the structural
integrity of dams in Bulacan, par-
ticularly Angat Dam which sits
on the West Valley Fault System,
said Alvarado with Tuesdays 7.2
magnitude killer quake in Bohol
into view.
Commi ssi on on El ect i ons
(Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes
yesterday warned candidates running
in the October 28 barangay elections
to follow strictly the campaign rules
or face disqualification.
Barangay Polls
Campaign
Starts Today
By LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO
WASHINGTON (Reuters/AFP)
The US Congress on Wednesday
approved an 11th-hour deal to end
a partial government shutdown and
pull the worlds biggest economy
back from the brink of a historic debt
default that could have threatened
financial calamity.
Capping weeks of political brink-
manship that had unnerved global
markets, President Barack Obama
quickly signed the spending measure,
which passed the Senate and House
of Representatives after Republicans
dropped efforts to use the legislation
to force changes in his signature
healthcare law.
After weeks of tumultuous debate,
the measure passed first with less
than two hours to run until October
17, the date from which the Treasury
had warned it might not be able to
pay its bills.
US Congress Averts Default
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and MALOU M. MOZO
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caucus that led to Senate President
Franklin Drilon agreeing to sign the Senate
subpoena for Janet Lim-Napoles to appear
at the Blue Ribbon Committee pork barrel
investigation saw heated confrontations
among senators. After promising to sign
the Senate subpoena for Napoles, Drilon
left the country to join President Benigno S.
Aquino III in his state visit to South Korea.
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SEOUL, South Korea The
Philippines and South Korea have
forged three agreements aimed at
bolstering cooperation on defense,
sports development, and disaster
relief management.
The signing of the accords be-
tween the two nations, including
an $80.483-million loan package for
a flood mitigation project in Pam-
panga, was witnessed by Philippine
President Benigno S. Aquino III
and South Korean President Park
Geun-hye at the Blue House.
PH, Korea Sign Defense,
Sports, Loan Agreements
By GENALYN D. KABILING
and MADEL SABATER NAMIT
KOREAN LANDING
President
Aquino walks
past Korean Air
Force Honor
Guards with (from
left) Philippine
Ambassador to
Korea Luis T. Cruz
and Korean 2nd
Vice Minister of
Foreign Affairs
Cho Tae-yul, who
welcomed him at
the Seoul Air Base
in Seongnam-si,
Gyeonggi-do,
South Korea,
yesterday, as
the frst leader
of a nation to
make a state visit
since President
Park Geu-hye
assumed offce
last February.
(Malacaang
Photo Bureau)
MANILA BULLETIN DONATES TO EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS Offcers and staff of the Manila Bulletin led by Executive Vice
President-Advertising Department Dr. Emilio C. Yap III (10th from left) presents a donation of relief goods to victims of the
7.2-magnitude earthquake in Bohol to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), through its Chairman Richard J. Gordon (11th from
left) and PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang (12th from left), at the Manila Bulletin Main Offce in Intramuros, Manila,
yesterday. Also in photo are Vice President-Executive Department Aurora Capellan Tan and Executive Vice President-
Advertising Department Paciencia M. Pineda (8th and 9th from left, respectively). (Manny Llanes)
The two leaders held summit
talks on political dialogue, eco-
nomic and defense relations, labor
cooperation, and people-to-people
exchanges, among others, at the
Blue House here.
Prior to his meeting with President
Park, President Aquino paid tribute
to the fallen Korean War soldiers at
the Seoul National Cemetery. Aquino
placed incense in a large charcoal-
filled brazier in memory of Koreas
allies who died in defense of freedom
during the war.
Aquinos meetings with Korean
businessmen and the Filipino commu-
nity have been arranged for Friday.
GODS CHILDREN This chapel of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Cebu City offers refuge to infants evacuated from
the Pediatrics Ward of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC), which has been rendered unsafe following Tuesdays 7.2-
magnitude killer earthquake. (Cheryl Baldicantos)
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Friday,
October 18, 2013
By JC BELLO RUIZ
Natural and man-
made calamities are
seen to complicate the
countrys housing back-
log of 3.6 million.
Vice President Jejo-
mar C. Binay, also Chair-
man of the Housing and
Urban Devel opment
Coordinating Council
(HUDCC), sai d that
apart from the growing
population, typhoons
and other natural ca-
lamities have worsened
the countrys housing
woes.
To address this, he
said, the HUDCC started
identifying possible new
settlements using new
technologies on climate
change such as geo-
hazard maps and Light
Detection and Ranging
(LiDAR).
LiDAR is the coun-
trys first three-dimen-
sional mapping technol-
ogy that gives accurate
topographical informa-
Binay: Calamity Worsens
Housing Backlog
tion, Binay stressed, saying that it
would help ensure that communities
would be out of danger from the ef-
fects of climate change.
Even man-made calamities such
as the recent conflict in Zamboanga
has resulted to destroyed houses,
he noted.
From 3.6 million in 2010, the coun-
trys housing need is projected to
balloon to 5.8 million by 2016, Binay
said.
The housing czar earlier appealed
for an increase in the budget for the
housing sector to address the bal-
looning housing gap. Binay said the
current budget for the housing sector
is just 1.16 percent of the countrys
national budget or only P23.2 billion.
He said that the expanding hous-
ing gap is enormous and the govern-
ment appropriation for housing has
been limited and small vis--vis the
need.
The budget for the housing sector
is too small, he said, resulting in the
limited production of housing units.
A P50-billion budget from Presi-
dent Benigno S. Aquino III for the
relocation of informal settler families
living along danger zones somehow
eased the limited budget of the hous-
ing sector, Binay said.
By BEN ROSARIO
Agricultural growth
may be stunted unless
Microcredit Access
For Agri Sector Backed
focus is set on a long-term govern-
ment spending to mitigate the effects
of climate change.
AGRI Party-list Rep. Delphine Gan
Lee aired this warning as she pushed
for the enactment of the proposed
Agriculture Micro Credit Act of 2013
that would initially be funded from a
P25-billion allocation by the govern-
ment.
Gan Lee stressed that aside from
roadmaps such as the FSSP (Food
Staples Self-sufficiency Program)
to ensure the viability of the sector,
programs that provide farmers and
fisherfolk with access to microcredit
should also be put in place.
Subsistence farmers are often
without any access to additional fund-
ing. They fall prey to loan sharks who
approach them in times of natural
calamities or other financial condi-
tions, she said.
Gan Lee stressed that government
is better off investing its financial
resources in microcredit if it wants
to reduce poverty in rural areas and,
in the long term, ensure higher pro-
ductivity.
Betterment the plight of our farm-
ers is one of the main challenges of the
Philippine government and is primar-
ily a rural phenomenon. Microcredit is
an innovative financial intermediation
scheme to reduce the incidence of
poverty especially in rural areas.
Under the proposal, microcredit
services to farmers and fishermen
will be made available through the
Land Bank of the Philippines and
other financial facilities to ensure
the production, marketing delivery
and and/or distribution of crops and
acquisition of essential equipment,
machinery, tools, and commodities
among others.
It seeks to make available nation-
wide, loans for the purchase of work
animals, tillage equipment, seeds,
fertilizers, poultry, livestock, feed
and other similar items for small
farmers.
The FSSP provides the direction
our country should be taking in terms
of food security. Implementing that
action plan conscientiously, comple-
mented by this bill which focuses on
government spending on poverty al-
leviation and capability-building within
the sector, will ensure that our objec-
tives are met with or without calami-
ties, added the lawmaker.
Initial estimates pegged damages
caused by Santi at P2.9 billion worth
of damage to agriculture and losses
of 133,000 metric tons (MT) to the
countrys rice production.
RAMMING TRUCK A cargo truck rams into a hotel in Antipolo City
in Rizal Province on Thursday. Only the driver was hurt, authorities
said, as they continued to determine the cause of the accident. (KJ
Rosales)
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By CHITO A. CHAVEZ
Seven accused, in-
cluding three mem-
bers of the Ampatuan
clan, in the Magu-
indanao Massacre
case yesterday op-
posed the prosecution
panels formal offer
of evidence against
their respective bail
petitions.
In separate com-
ments filed before the
Quezon City Regional
Trial Court Branch
221, accused Anwar
Ampatuan, Akmad
Tato Ampatuan
and Sajid Islam Am-
patuan insisted on
their innocence as
they urged the court
to allow them to be
provisionally released
on bail.
They asked the
court to exonerate
them from the cases
filed against them in
connection with the
Nov. 23, 2009 massa-
cre.
Anwar and Sajid
Islam are sons of for-
mer Maguindanao
governor Andal Am-
patuan Sr., while Ak-
mad is the nephew
and son-in-law of the
clan patriarch.
Paris Real, coun-
sel for Bulatucan
Omar Kayansang,
Datutucon Malahuial
Esmail, Nicomedes
Amad Tolentino and
Nasser Esmail, filed
separate comments
for his clients.
The comments
were filed almost two
months after the pros-
ecution panel submit-
ted four sets of formal
offer of evidence in
opposition to the bail
petition of 47 accused
in the massacre.
One set contains
prosecution evidence
opposing the bail pe-
tition of former Au-
tonomous Region in
Muslim Mindanao
Governor Zaldy Am-
patuan, while another
opposes the bail peti-
tion of Sajid Islam,
Anwar, and Akmad.
The other sets of
formal offer were op-
posing the bail pleas
of 43 other accused,
including 40 mem-
bers of the Philippine
National Police who
were accused in the
Nov. 23, 2009 massa-
cre.
Earlier, the pros-
ecution submitted its
formal offer of evi-
dence in opposition
to the bail petition of
more than a dozen
accused, including
that of Andal Sr. and
principal accused An-
dal Jr.
In latest com-
ments filed before the
court, Anwar, Sajid
Islam and Akmad all
claimed that the pros-
ecution panel miser-
ably failed to prove
that their evidence of
guilt is strong.
Anwar and Akmad
particularly opposed
the sworn statements
of Esmail Canapia,
Inspector Rex Ariel
Diongon, Efren Maca-
nas, Sukarno Badal,
SPO1 Cixon Jayectin
Kasan, and Lakmodin
Saliao and dismissed
them as incredible,
perjured, biased, post
fact and/or irrelevant
documents used by
the prosecution in a
miserable effort to
establish the alleged
conspiracy.
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By REY G. PANALIGAN
The Supreme Court (SC) has al-
lowed the transfer to Metro Manila
of the venue of the trial of the cases
against Moro National Liberation
Front (MNLF) founder Nur Misuari,
his commanders, and 57 followers in
connection with last months siege of
Zamboanga City.
In a full court reso-
lution, the SC said the
cases will be heard by
the Regional Trial Court
(RTC) in Taguig City,
and no longer by RTC in
Zamboanga City where
the cases were filed.
Those charged in the
siege will be detained at
Camp Bagong Diwa in
Taguig City.
The SC said it grant-
ed the request made
by Prosecutor General
Claro A. Arellano.
More than 200 persons
died, 12 of them civilians,
and 75 others were in-
jured in the three-week
long encounter between
government troops and
MNLF rebels.
Aside from Misuari, also charged
were his commanders Ustadz Habier
Malik, Assamin Hussin, and Bas Arki.
They are still at-large.
An arrest order was issued by the
Zamboanga City RTC against Misuari
and his commanders. But they re-
mained at-large.
The 57 other accused are MNLF fol-
lowers who are being held without bail
in various detention facilities.
Aside from rebellion cases, Misuari
and his commanders and followers
were also charged with violation of
the provisions of Republic Act 9851
or Philippine Act on Crimes Against
International Humanitarian Law,
Genocide, and Other Crimes Against
Humanity.
The criminal charges for violations
of the provisions of RA 9851 were filed
against Misuari and his group for
hostage-taking 300 non-combatant ci-
vilians while engaged in armed combat
with government forces, resulting in
the death of 12 civilians; intentionally
directing attacks against the civilian
population; using civilian hostages as
human shields to thwart any offensive
actions of government troops; and at-
tacking/burning of 9,732 houses and
buildings, and causing damage to an
estimated amount of more than R200
million.
SC Transfers
Misuari Trial
To Taguig
In times of major
calamities, the closest
neighbors can count on
each other this is true
for the Philippines and
Taiwan.
The Republic of
China (Taiwan) yester-
day pledged to donate
$100,000 (roughly R4.3
million) for the post-di-
saster relief and rehabili-
tation efforts in Central
Visayas that were se-
verely struck by the 7.2
magnitude earthquake
on Tuesday.
As a true neighbor
to the Philippines, Tai-
wan is one of the first
countries to pledge hu-
manitarian support in
the immediate after-
math of the earthquakes
devastation, Taiwans
representative office,
the Taipei Economic
and Cultural Office in
the Philippines (TECO),
said in a statement as it
Taiwan Donates
R4.3-M For PH
Quake Victims
By ROY C. MABASA and LEO O. LAPARAN II
noted that the geographical proximity
between Taiwan and the Philippines
closely binds the two countries.
TECO said it is currently in co-
ordination with the local Taiwanese
communities and the local charity
organizations such as the Tzu Chi
Foundation to conduct relief efforts in
the devastated areas.
In addition, TECO said it has con-
tacted Bohol Governor Edgardo Chatto
to facilitate other means for Taiwan to
help the victims.
To assist the Philippines in its re-
covery process, Taiwans representa-
tive office said it will continue to work
closely with the Philippine authorities
and the local Taiwanese communities
in providing necessary and timely as-
sistance to the areas affected.
TECO pointed out that Taiwan, al-
ways one of the first countries to extend
assistance, has been a key partner of
the Philippines in providing immediate
humanitarian response during natural
calamities in line with Taiwanese Presi-
dent Ma Ying-jeous endeavor for his
country to play the role of a provider
of humanitarian assistance in the
international community.
By CHITO A. CHAVEZ
The Quezon Ci ty
Prosecutor s Office
yesterday shelved the
falsification of public
document charges filed
against filmmaker Celso
Ad Castillo because of
the latters death, nearly
a year ago on Nov. 26,
2012 at his home in Sini-
loan, Laguna.
In a single-page
resolution, Assistant
City Prosecutor Maria
Cristina Rosario-Oso-
Court Drops Raps
Vs Movie Director
teo junked the complaint against Cas-
tillo pursuant to Article 89, Paragraph
1 of the Revised Penal Code which
stated that death extinguishes the
criminal liability of a person. Next
month would be Castillos first death
anniversary,
The case stemmed from the com-
plaints of Blanquita Garces Sioson of
Movie Entertainment who claimed that
Castillo falsely represented himself to
the Movie and Television Review and
Classification Board (MTRCB) as the
producer of the film Sanib 2.
In her complaint filed in 2008,
Sioson claimed she got Castillos ser-
vices for story-writing and directing
the film.
FIRE OUT -
Members of the
Metropolitan
Manila
Development
Authority Road
Emergency
Team
extinguish
the fre inside
a passenger
bus, with plate
number TXL
836, along
EDSA in Cubao,
Quezon City,
Thursday.
Initial
investigation
showed the fre
was caused by
faulty electrical
system. (Mark
Balmores)
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By MADEL SABATERNAMIT
Terminal 1 of the Ninoy Aquino Inter-
national Airport has again been tagged as
Asias and the Worlds Worst Airport by
the travel website Guide to Sleeping in
Airports (www.sleepinginairports.net).
But a Malacaang official shrugged
off the news as old hat while saying that
government is moving to improve the
facilities.
This is not the first time na may ga-
noong comment. This is not something
new, said Presidential spokesperson
Edwin Lacierda.
Efforts are already being made since
the NAIA terminal 1 was tagged as the
worst airport in the world in 2011, Laci-
erda said.
Things are being done to improve the
facilities of NAIA 1, Lacierda said, noting
that multi-awarded furniture designer
Kenneth Cobonque was among those
experts tapped to innovate NAIA 1.
Those who participated in the vote con-
ducted by the website tagged NAIA 1 as
the worst airport in the world and in Asia.
It was followed by the Bergamo airport in
Italy and Calcutta airport in India.
The best airport in the world for sleep-
ing is Singapores Changi International
Airport, according to the website.
The list is based on a survey under-
taken by the website from September 2012
to August 2013.
SleepingInairports community voted
NAIA as the worst airport for comfort,
amenities and over all experience.
When selecting an airport to declare
as the worst, travelers were asked to
consider the four Cs: comfort, conve-
niences, cleanliness and customer ser-
vice, the website said.
The website published this comment
on the website about NAIA Terminal 1:
Most other countries will at least try to do
their best to make their main international
airport look at least a bit presentable, real-
izing that its the main gateway for foreign
visitors into and out of the country, but at
this airport everything seems to have been
done to make the experience as horrible
as possible.
Here is the list of Worlds Worst Air-
ports
1. Manila NAIA (Terminal 1)
2. Bergamo
3. Calcutta
4. Islamabad
5. Paris Beauvais
6. Chennai
7. Frankfurt Hahn
8. Mumbai
9. Rome Fiumicino
10. Los Angeles
Here is the list of Asias Worst Air-
ports
1. Manila NAIA (Terminal 1)
2. Calcutta
3. Islamabad
4. Chennai
5. Mumbai
6. Jakarta
7. Kuala Lumpur LCCT
NAIA 1 Tops
Worst List; Old
News, Says Palace
8. Hanoi
9. Denpassar
10. Bangalore
The Aquino administration has ap-
proved NAIA 1s renovation plan with a P1-
billion budget. The renovation is targeted
to be finished before President Benigno
Aquino III finishes his term.
Operational since 1981, the terminal
had its last major makeover in 1996 in time
for the Asia Pacific Economic Coopera-
tion (APEC) Summit. The terminal has
a capacity of 4.5 million passengers per
year which was reached in 1991. NAIA
Terminal 1 now averages 7.3 million pas-
sengers a year. (With a report from Mary
Rose A. Hogaza)
The Bureau of Customs (BOC) filed
smuggling charges yesterday against two
ukay-ukay traders and their brokers for
alleged illegal importations of used cloth-
ing at the Manila International Container
Port (MICP).
Charged before the Department of Jus-
tice (DOJ) were Farold International owner
Jessie Carlos Dionisio, his brokers Jeff Ey-
ros Juta and Nikov Ashley Vista and Great
Circles Trading owner Luisa Villa Pascua.
Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon
said Farold declared the used clothing
shipment as tools when it arrived at MICP
in July while Great Circles shipment was
declared as toys and merchandise upon
arrival in the same port.
We will never compromise the interest
of our local industries and for that we will
not allow illegal importation of used cloth-
ing, he said.
The BOC placed the total value of the
ukay-ukay shipments of the two traders at
P60 million. (Raymund F. Antonio)
Ukay-Ukay
Traders Charged
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NATIONAL
NEWSBITS
BLACK FAST Franciscan priests hold a black fast yesterday at the Mendiola gate leading to Malacanang
to pray for the victims of the earthquake in Central Visayas. The black fast led by Father Robert Reyes also
prayed for politicians to let go of their pork barrel. (Ali Vicoy)
FEAST OF SAINT
LUKE TODAY
The Catholic Church celebrates
today the Feast of Saint Luke
the Evangelist (San Lucas
Evangelista), the author of
two New Testament books:
The Third Gospel and the Acts
of the Apostles. Known as the
patron of physicians, painters,
churches, medical schools, and
medical facilities, hospitals such
as the St. Luke Medical Center
in Quezon City and Taguig City
were named after him. A native
of Antioch, Turkey, St. Luke
wrote the Third Gospel and the
Acts of the Apostles in Greece
right after St. Pauls martyrdom
in 64 A.D. St. Luke was the frst
Christian physician on record.
(Christina I. Hermoso)
PRESIDING
JUSTICE
The Supreme Court (SC) di-
rected Sandiganbayan Presiding
Justice Amparo M. Cabotaje-
Tang to assume the chairman-
ship of the anti-graft courts
third division yesterday. With
the directive, Associate Justice
Jose Hernandez was ordered
to vacate the post as chair of
the third division, a position he
inherited with the retirement of
then Presiding Justice Francisco
Villaruz. Justice Cabotaje-Tang
was appointed Presiding Justice
by the President on October 1
and took her oath of offce be-
fore Chief Justice Maria Lourdes
P. A. Sereno on October 7. (Rey
G. Panaligan)
By HANNAH L. TORREGOZA
The caucus later led to Senate
President Franklin Drilon to agree
to signing the Senate subpoena for
Janet Lim-Napoles to the Blue Rib-
bon Committee investigation into
the pork barrel saw heated confron-
tations among senators.
After promising to sign the Sen-
ate subpoena for Napoles, Drilon
left the country to join President Be-
nigno Aquino III in his state visit to
South Korea.
Drilon is said to have been also
invited by South Korean President
Park Geun-Hye to join Aquinos del-
egation.
During Wednesdays plenary
session, Drilon announced he has
decided to sign the subpoena for Na-
poles requested by the Senate Blue
Ribbon Committee chair Senator
Teofisto TG Guingona III.
He was earlier criticized for alleg-
edly trying to cover up his connec-
tion with the suspected mastermind
of the P10-billion pork barrel fund
scam when he chose to defer to the
opinion of the Office of the Ombuds-
man in not summoning Napoles to a
Senate probe.
Sources said the Senate caucus
called by Drilon saw very heated
confrontations among senators over
their roles in the controversial allo-
cations from the Disbursement Ac-
celeration Program (DAP) and Pri-
ority Development Assistance Fund
(PDAF).
In an interview, Sen. Juan Ed-
gardo Sonny Angara said they had
a very open discussion during the
caucus.
I think may mga nag-express
lang ng feelings nila about how the
investigation was being conducted,
but I think maybe you should just
ask the parties involved, Angara
told reporters during the interview.
Sources said Sen. Jose Jinggoy
Estrada angrily confronted Senate
Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayeta-
no for repeatedly dragging his name
into the pork barrel scam during
Senate hearings.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also
accused Sen. Francis Escudero,
Senate finance committee chair, as
Heated Confrontations
At Senate Caucus
the one responsible for leaking
incomplete information to media on
the alleged number of senators who
asked for additional DAP funding.
Escudero vehemently denied the
accusation, the sources said.
The verbal tussles only stopped
after one of the senators suggested
that they move on to talk on what the
Senate can do to help communities
affected by the 7.2 magnitude earth-
quake that hit the Visayas and those
ravaged by Typhoon Santi.
In an interview, Drilon said sena-
tors have decided to allot P6-million
from Senate savings to the Depart-
ment of Social Welfare and Devel-
opment (DSWD) to assist in any of
their disaster relief operations.
As this developed, some sena-
tors said they lauded Drilons move
to summon the alleged mastermind
in the P10-billion pork barrel fund
scam.
I fully support the decision of
the Senate President to finally issue
the subpoena to Ms. Janet Napoles
compelling her to testify in the ongo-
ing Senate Blue Ribbon Committee
investigation into the pork barrel
controversy, Sen. Ferdinand Bong-
bong Marcos, Jr. said in a state-
ment.
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By CHARISSA M. LUCI
Senator Cynthia Villar has asked
Congress to take a second look at
powers given to the Philippine Recla-
mation Authority (PRA) which alleg-
edly approved environmentally un-
sound and dangerous reclamation
projects.
In her Senate Resolution 294, Vil-
lar sought a review of the mandate of
PRA and an assessment of the exer-
cise of its powers.
It is true and unfortunate that
we treat reclamation as normal. As
if destroying coasts and digging up
sea beds are all part for the course,
we have a reclamation authority who
thinks only of which coastline to dump
into next, she said.
In a privilege speech last Wednes-
day, Villar, who maintained a hard
stance against the Manila Bay rec-
lamation project, expressed concern
that PRA-approved reclamation proj-
ects cover a total area of 38,272 hect-
ares in Manila Bay, the Visayas and
Mindanao.
Land reclamation is noted by
the United Nations Food and Agricul-
ture Organization as an irreversible
form of environmental degradation,
thus running counter to the States
guarantee to provide its citizens with
a healthful and balanced ecology in
accord with the rhythm and harmony
of nature and protect the rights of
subsistence fishermen, especially of
local communities, she said.
Thirty-eight of the 102 reclama-
tion projects under the National Rec-
lamation Program (NRP) will involve
26,234 hectares in Manila Bay alone,
Villar said.
That is 70 percent of the entire
NRP. They are building another Met-
ro Manila in Manila Bay, she said.
Quoting studies, Villar expressed
apprehension that the NRP affects
an equivalent of one-tenth of coast-
al and marine habitats and could
potentially translate to a loss of a
value of nearly R30 billion per year
in sea grass goods and ecosystems
alone.
They said NRP was adopted
Clip Reclamation Authoritys Powers Villar
without a genuine stakeholders
consultation, in gross violation
of the right of citizens to partici-
pate in decision making, without
rigorous scientific assessment
of the environmental risks and
impacts by reclamation proj-
ects, and without transparency
in concerned government agen-
cies, she said.
Villar, chairman of the Sen-
ate Committee on Government-
Controlled Corporations and
Public Enterprises, reiterated
her opposition to the reclama-
tion of 635.14-hectares of Manila
Bay, saying that it endangers
the lives of residents of Cavite,
Paraaque and Las Pias.
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WORLD
NEWSBITS
RUSSIAN METEORITE
MOSCOW (AP) Russian
scientists have recovered a gi-
ant chunk of the Chelyabinsk
meteorite from the bottom of
the lake it crashed into. The
meteor that blazed across
southern Urals in February was
the largest recorded strike in
more than a century. More than
1,600 people were injured by
the shock wave from the explo-
sion as it hit near the city of
Chelyabinsk, estimated to be as
strong as 20 Hiroshima atomic
bombs. Scientists on Wednes-
day recovered what could be
the largest part of the meteorite
from Chebarkul Lake outside
the city. They weighed it using
a giant steelyard balance, which
displayed 570 kilograms (1,256
pounds) before breaking.
PARAGUAYAN COUPLE
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
(AP)- The groom is 103 years
old. The bride is 99. And after
80 years together, this Para-
guayan couple has fnally tied
the knot in the eyes of the
church. From his wheelchair,
Jose Manuel Riella married
Martina Lopez Saturday in the
backyard of their home, some
200 miles (320 kilometers)
north of the capital, Asuncion.
Priest Christian Paiva led the
religious ceremony and he told
The Associated Press Wednes-
day that the couple had been
married by law for 40 years but
not by the church. At 103,
Riella has some hearing prob-
lems but still recognizes his
family members. His wife still
takes care of all home chores.
The couple has eight children,
50 grandchildren, 35 great-
grandchildren and 20 great-
great grandchildren.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Oh,
the glories of Rio that await specta-
tors and athletes at the 2016 Olym-
pics: those beaches, that music, the
dramatic mountains. And then there
are a few thousand alligator-like crea-
tures slithering through sewage-like
lagoons.
Some 5,000 to 6,000 broad-snouted
caimans live in fetid lagoon systems
of western Rio de Janeiro, conser-
vationists say, and theres a chance
that visitors could have an encoun-
ter with one, though experts hasten
to add that the caimans, smaller
and less aggressive than alligators
or crocodiles, are not considered a
threat to humans.
Some of the animals have already
taken refuge in ponds being built in-
side the Olympic golf course, which
abuts a once pristine mangrove-filled
lagoon thats now thick with tons of
raw sewage pumped from nearby
high-end condominiums.
In fact, with two decades of anar-
chic growth decimating natural habi-
tats, the hardy caimans have become
an increasingly common sight in the
urban heart of western Rio, drawn in
part by the scraps tossed to them by
humans.
The district is the main hub for
2016 Games and site of the Olympic
village, though most events will take
place in indoor facilities. One excep-
tion is the golf course, where some
caimans have taken up residence in
lakes. Wildlife on golf courses isnt
uncommon, with alligators spotted
on greens in Florida and kangaroos
bounding around courses in Austra-
lia.
Conservationists say Olympic or-
ganizers are beginning to examine
what to do about the reptiles on the
still-unfinished golf course.
The caimans congregate in a ca-
nal in the affluent Recreio dos Ban-
deirantes suburb thats sandwiched
between two busy thoroughfares.
Beach-bound mothers with toddlers
in strollers, neighbors out to walk the
dog and pizza delivery boys pause on
a narrow wooden footbridge over the
canal to observe the caimans, whose
brown color camouflages them in the
brackish, sulfuric waters.
With few fish surviving in the pol-
luted waters, caiman increasingly
rely on handouts from humans, which
can range from raw chicken to crack-
ers, sometimes still in their plastic
packages. They also feed on birds and
the sewer rats that emerge from the
culverts.
Caimans are like tanks, a very
old species with a remarkable capac-
ity for renovation that allows them
to survive under extreme conditions
where others couldnt, said Ricardo
Freitas, an ecology professor who
runs the Instituto Jacare, or the Cai-
man Institute, which aims to protect
the reptiles. But the fact of the mat-
ter is that their days are numbered if
things dont change drastically.
With a population thats 85 percent
male, a serious demographic prob-
lem is looming for Rios caimans, said
Freitas, who sus-
pects that the un-
controlled release
of raw sewage is
behind the gender
imbalance. Organ-
ic matter raises
water warmer and
among caimans,
high temperatures
during a certain
stage of incubation
result in male off-
spring.
While a few cai-
mans wander from
the canal, some-
times getting hit by
cars, Freitas said
he is aware of only
one other person
attacked by a cai-
man, a fisherman
who was superfi-
cially bitten after
he stepped on one.
Freitas him-
self has grabbed
and tagged 400 of
the reptiles over
the past decade.
He wades into
the toxic sludge,
slips a metal lasso
around their heads
and taps expertly
on their snapping
jaws until hes
able to tape them
shut. While local
caimans average
about 1.5 meters
(4.9 feet) long and
weigh about 10 kilo-
grams (22 pounds),
older males can be
up to twice as long
and much heavier.
Still, Freitas has
been known to dive
into the water to
catch some with
his bare hands.
I was only bit-
ten once, on the
hand, he said. It
was fine, although
it got super infect-
ed because of the
state of the water.
Thousands Of Caimans In Rio
RIO CAIMAN In this October 14, 2013
photo, Ecology professor Ricardo Freitas
holds on to a broad-snouted caiman he
caught to examine, then release back
into the water channel in the affuent
Recreio dos Bandeirantes suburb of Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)
RIO CAIMAN In this October 14, 2013
photo, Ecology professor Ricardo Freitas
holds on to a broad-snouted caiman he
caught to examine, then release back
into the water channel in the affuent
Recreio dos Bandeirantes suburb of Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP)
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Friday, October 18, 2013
By MARK ANTHONY N. MANUEL
CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga
Pampanga First District Representative
Joseller Yeng Guiao is mounting a
widespread campaign for the inclusion of
a P7.2-billion budget for the development of
the Clark International Airport (CIA) as the
countrys future premier gateway.
Guaio said Thursday that he has already
launched his campaign in Congress for the
approval of in-line budget of the Depart-
ment of Transportation and Communica-
tions (DOTC) for the construction of a new
airport terminal to support the growing
needs of Clark Airport, which he called the
future of aviation in the Philippines.
He explained that the construction of a
new terminal building would eventually in-
crease the capacity of Clark airport to 10-15
million passengers annually to increase the
volume of the airport by 10 times its present
Clark Airport
Devt Fund Sought
By MAR T. SUPNAD
DINALUPIHAN, Bataan In its bid to
solve perennial flooding in northern Bataan
towns and in nearby Lubao, Pampanga, the
Department of Public Works and Highways
(DPWH) has come up with a project to be
implemented for seven years at the cost
of P8 billion.
DPWH 1st District Engineer Wilfredo
S. Mallari said that the DPWH regional of-
fice has already crafted a feasibility study
on how to address the flood problem in
the towns of Dinalupihan and Hermosa in
Bataan and Lubao, Pampanga.
Under the scheme, the project imple-
mentation has three phases urgent, short
term, and medium term under what its
P8B To Solve Bataan Flooding
crafters called alternatives 1, 2 and 3.
The estimated total financial and eco-
nomic cost on the three alternatives projects
are, to cost P3,291,709,634; P2,735,296.342;
and P2,128,978.975, said Mallari.
On the urgent measures (Phase 1), Mal-
lari said that a dredging on Almacen River
and Sabo Dam will be implemented; the
short-term measures (Phase 2) involves
the creation of a Layac diversion channel;
and the medium term (Phase 3) entails the
construction/rehabilitation of the Palihan
Bridge.
A Palihan bridge worth less than P200
million, however, had been constructed
years ago, earning the ire of provincial
leaders and local newsmen here since
the bridge is virtually useless as it was
established over a rice field that motorists
capacity which at present stands at a little
more than one million movements.
Clark is more viable to become the
international gateway due to its strategic
location in the Luzon island with more than
23 million population, he said.
Guaio said that he would partner with the
Regional Development Council in Central
Luzon to create massive awareness about
the feasibility of Clark as the key to national
development.
The solon is also advocating for the im-
mediate start of the construction of planned
Airport Express Railway (AER) from Metro
Manila to Clark.
The original plan is to build a commuter
train project that will use the old PNR
railway alignment powered by electricity
or traction power that will have stations in
Taguig, Caloocan, Malolos City (Bulacan),
Clark and La Union. However, Guaio said
that a direct route from NAIA to Clark is
more feasible.
The original proposed AER is expected
to be completed by 2020 to 2030. We should
not be waiting for that too long time. Clark
is now ripe for development. The project
should be started now or in the immediate
future and not 20 years after the Malolos-
Caloocan- FTI Taguig route is completed,
the lawmaker explained.
We are invoking the concerted voice of
all congressmen in Central Luzon and even
in the north Luzon area, including the full
membership of the four regional develop-
ment councils in the north, in advocating for
the full implementation of the Manila-Clark
express railway system, he said.
Guiao said the Central Luzon bloc in the
House of Representatives plan to champion
the cause of Clark by calling for a Clark
summit this year.
RDC3 is set to meet this month to dis-
cuss the plans to improve the capacity of
Clark Airport and to develop Clark as a new
world-class metropolis.
usually skip.
It will be recalled that Dinalupihan and
Hermosa towns had been severely hit by
flash floods in the past several years or
since the construction of the Subic-Clark-
Tarlac Expressway or SCTEx.
We are also looking into this complaint,
said Governor Abet S. Garcia, when in-
formed about it (water impounding) along
the SCTEx Dinalupihan area. Garcia and
his team of engineers from the Provincial
Engineers Office and DPWH, are looking
for ways to solve the flooding problem.
Earlier, 2nd district Rep. Enrique Tet
Garcia had expressed fear that the province
will pay dearly if severe flooding is not ad-
dressed properly and if concerned agen-
cies dilly-dally on confronting the problem
squarely.
N.B.I. SERVES B.M.S
ARREST WARRANT
LUCENA CITY, Quezon Na-
tional Bureau of Investigation
(NBI) agents, backed up by
police, served yesterday an
arrest warrant for a Quezon
provincial board member, but
failed to put him in jail over a
P27-million estafa case in Cebu
City because he was confned
at a hospital. NBI-Lucena
District Offcer Olivo Ramos
said the warrant of arrest was
duly served but Quezon 3rd
District Board Member Victor
Reyes had to stay confned at
the hospital due to frail health.
Reyes is known to own Star
Horse Shipping Lines which
operates in Marinduque, Rom-
blon, Boracay, and Masbate.
(Danny J. Estacio)
HOUSING VOW
ARAYAT, Pampanga Vice
President Jejomar Binay has
vowed Wednesday to provide a
relocation housing project for
900 families living at the foot
of Mt. Arayat, who recently sur-
vived a landslide. Binay visited
the families in San Mateo and
San Juan Bao to check on
their condition after typhoon
Santi ravaged the two villag-
es, where houses were covered
in mud and rocks. The planned
10-hectare village is more than
10 kilometers away from San
Juan Bao. (Mark Anthony N.
Manuel)
IMELDA BROTHER
RUNS IN CAMSUR
NAGA CITY, Camarines Sur
A younger brother of former
frst lady, now Ilocos Norte
Rep. Imelda R. Marcos, has
fled his certifcate of candi-
dacy for barangay chairman in
Barangay Tambo, Pamplona,
this province. Armando Trini-
dad Romualdez, 76, the eldest
of the Romualdez brothers, is
running against a formidable
foe in Domingo Briones. A
15-year resident of Pamplona,
Romualdez said: I will not side
with any politician. I was urged
by my ka-barangays to run. If
I dont win my life will be the
same. (Sarah C. Imperial)
SANDIGAN ASKED
TO SUSPEND MAYOR
State prosecutors asked anew
the Sandiganbayan Third
Division to grant their motion,
seeking the suspension of for-
mer police general and now Tu-
guegarao City (Cagayan) Mayor
Jefferson Soriano, stressing
that the graft complaint against
the mayor is suffcient in both
form and substance to warrant
his immediate suspension. In a
three-page motion dated Oct.
14, 2013, Prosecutor Manuel T.
Soriano Jr. stated that Soriano
should be suspended as he is
charged with violation of Re-
public Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft
and Corrupt Practices Act) and
duly arraigned last July 11. The
mayor was charged with graft,
together with former PNP Chief,
(Ret.) Director General Jesus
Verzosa and six other former
police offcials, over the of 75
defective rubber boats worth
P131.5 million in 2008. (Rolly
T. Carandang)
PARRICIDE CASE
ANGADANAN, Isabela Trag-
edy in a family struck Tuesday
night when a father, due to his
drunkenness, got into a fght
with his teenage daughter
who ended up stabbing him
to death, police said. Senior
Inspector Christopher Danao,
chief of police here, said col-
lege sophomore Juliet Justo
has been arrested and faces
parricide charges for fatally
stabbing her father Justo,
45, and a barangay council-
man once in the shoulder and
another in the abdomen. They
often fought and argued but on
this particular night, it seemed
the girl just snapped, said Da-
nao. (Liezle Basa Iigo)
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T
HE 2013 Joint Annual Convention of
the CT-MRI Society of the Philippines
(CT-MRISP) and Ultrasound Society of
the Philippines (USP) is being held on October
17-19, 2013, at the Historic Landmark Manila
Hotel. The two subspecialty organizations
belong to mother society, the Philippine College
of Radiology (PCR).
This years theme, Keeping Upfront in the
Expanding Horizons of Musculoskeletal and Body
Imaging, highlights the significance of radiology, a
medical specialty dealing with the use of X-rays to
obtain visual information on various illnesses. This
field of medicine is enhancing the ways diagnosis
and treatment are given to patients, as well as the
scope of diseases treated through the use of body
imaging technologies Computed Tomography
(CT) Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),
and Ultrasound Scan.
The CT-MRISP and USP, assisted by the PRC,
partner to promote the health of Filipinos as
well as provide their members with progressive
knowledge and technical training on prudent,
prompt, and accurate disease imaging evaluations
through scientific workshops, seminars, lectures,
conferences, and exchange of ideas. The field of
radiology is advancing due to the collective effort of
these organizations.
The three-day joint annual convention brings
together top radiologists and scientists from the
Philippines and abroad, who will lecture on the
latest applications of the three body imaging
modalities in the treatment and evaluation of
patients, review programs to equip radiologic
technologists and paramedical health teams with
new technology and skills training.
Foreign and local radiology specialists will share
their expertise and knowledge during teaching
workshops and technology expositions to revalidate
and present evidence-based radiology practice
focusing on updated applications of three body
imaging modalities. The CT-MRISP, founded in
1989, updates professionals on the use of CT and
MRI technologies. While CT scan uses X-rays to
study parts of the body and take pictures of body
organs, MRI is a test that uses a magnetic field
and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures
of organs and structures inside the body. The USP,
founded in 1988, uplifts the practice of ultrasound
in the country, ensuring that advancements in
sonography are applied.
We congratulate the CT-MRI Society of the
Philippines, headed by Dr. Irma D. Kintanar, and
the Ultrasound Society of the Philippines, headed
by Dr. Lino Santiago S. Pabillo, organizers and
participants of the 2013 Joint Annual Convention,
in their partnership to keep Filipino radiologists,
medical practitioners and health teams in sync with
the latest scientific breakthroughs and applications
in the all-important field of Radiology in our
Republic of the Philippines. CONGRATULATIONS
AND MABUHAY!
We congratulate the CT-MRI Society of the Philippines,
headed by Dr. Irma D. Kintanar,
and the Ultrasound Society of the Philippines,
headed by Dr. Lino Santiago S. Pabillo, organizers and participants
of the 2013 Joint Annual Convention, in their partnership to keep
Filipino radiologists, medical practitioners and health teams
in sync with the latest scientifc breakthroughs and
applications in the all-important feld of Radiology
in our Republic of the Philippines.
CONGRATULATIONS AND MABUHAY!
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MMDA, NBA, UAAP, MVP, MOVP
By AMBASSADOR JOSE A. ZAIDE
MERRY-GO-ROUND
Investing Remittances
By FLORO L. MERCENE
A
MAJOR daily (not the Ma-
nila Bulletin) panned MMDA
Chairman Francis Tolentino
for enjoying the NBA Houston
Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers exhibition
game last Thursday at MoA Arena while
typhoon Santi was flooding Manila
thoroughfares.
* * *
The writer said several calls to
MMDA were unanswered.
* * *
I am reminded of Ambassador
Samuel Ramel's response, when asked
by the DFA to explain why he was on
vacation leave in London when the
wife of Nur Misuari passed away in
Islamabad: He cabled back, "Even if
I were in Islamabad, I could not have
resurrected her!"
* * *
Filipinos are great NBA fans... and
the Lakers among us booed Super-
man Dwight Howard for abandoning
Kobe Bryant and suiting up
with Houston Rockets.
* * *
But, like local politics
which is hotter than interna-
tional or national politics, the
decibel rises louder and the
temperature hotter with local
teams... more so when it's the UAAP
championship!
* * *
Both UST and De La Salle de-
served to be champions...the way they
split their first two games, and the
classic overtime championship last
Saturday. But there could be only
one left standing.
* * *
PAYOLA. By Kit-Kat half-time break,
with UST ahead 32-24, a "wounded Ti-
ger" staggered on the hard-court...then
plucked out the green arrows and, pull-
ing himself up and erect, led the roar
of the UST bleachers. Green Archer
cheerleaders followed with a parade of
banners of their UAAP championships
('89, '90, '99, 2000, '01, '02, and
'07) and the promise of the
next one.
* * *
SECOND- HALF. I t
looked like lights out for Taft
Avenue when UST pulled
away with its biggest lead at
the third quarter, 40-25... before the
Green Archers patiently nibbled at
the lead. Aljon Mariano could have
won it for UST, but missed a long
tom... and regulation time ended,
65-65.
* * *
MVP. Jeron Teng led La Salle with
25 points. His pass to Almond Vosotros,
who gave back the La Salle lead, 70-69,
with 19 seconds to play in the extension
period, sent all nosotros and ustedes in
Green stand in ecstasy.
* * *
Revilla split charities to stretch
La Salle's lead, 71-69. In the final
2 seconds, Growling Tiger Kareem
Abdul missed a desperate 3-point try,
T
HE country remains a ma-
jor source of migrant work-
ers, now estimated at over
10 million, living and work-
ing in over 200 countries. Their $24
billion in remittances has made the
Philippines the third largest recipi-
ent of foreign currency behind India
and China and in the same ranking
as Mexico.
Yet for all this money, very few
have set aside cash for rainy days or
when they retire. This might be be-
cause no one in the family knows how
to invest or make their money grow.
BSP records say only 3 to 5 percent
of the $24 billion is invested.
Most of the remitted cash is spent
on education, food, and health care,
and the remainder goes to conspicu-
ous consumption like cell phones,
flat-screen TVs, expensive clothes,
and drugs or drinks. To make mat-
ters worse, the money sent seems
not enough, forcing the OFW to seek
a second job or to continue returning
overseas to keep the family afloat.
The European Union is leading a
project to teach OFWs how to invest
their hard-earned money, which ini-
tially would focus on three regions;
1, 4A and 11 Ilocos, La Union,
Pa n g a s i n a n ;
Southern Taga-
log; and Davao
del Norte, Sur,
and Ori ent al ,
and Compostela
Valley where
the bulk of re-
mittances come from. The Joint Mi-
gration and Development Initiative
II was launched in the Philippines
last week to supervise the NGOs,
private entities, and other partici-
pants to become trainers who will
teach OFWs how to channel their
remittances for development.
One obstacle to saving is appar-
ently a cultural mindset; ones money
is to be shared among family, other
relatives, and friends because to do
otherwise would shame them before
everybodys eyes. Masamang ugali
(bad character) is usually attached
to those who do not obey the neigh-
borhood's cultural habit, custom, and
tradition of sharing what they have.
Some Chinese in our midst do not
mind wearing worn-out clothes and
surviving on the basic necessities,
secure in the knowledge that their
meager earnings if set aside for five
or ten years, would have grown to
capitalize a bigger business or be
invested in high-yielding bonds.
VOICE FROM THE SOUTH
Prayer Of Awareness
By FR. EMETERIO BARCELON, SJ
T
HERE is plenty said about
prayer and still not enough has
been said. Not many of us can
say that he prays well. A book
I read recently was saying that use of
thought and imagination is not the apex
of praying. It is desire but not even that
is the apex of prayer.
We cannot do much on our own. Just
devote the time and allow God within
us to do the praying. We cannot seem
to pin down what prayer is. Sometimes
we seem to get an insight into prayer or
even have moments of consolation. But
the next moment we can be lost again.
We physically pray when we kneel or
genuflect. We use our reading ability in
lectio divina. We use our mind, imagina-
tion, and will in meditation but after a
while even that does not work anymore.
Of course we can use rote memory and
pray with our voices in singing and oral
reading. We can always resort to peti-
tion, adoration, and thanksgiving. We
can commit to the Lord all that we are
and all that we have. We declare we love
Him and ask to love Him even more. Or
we just put ourselves in the presence of
God or imagine the Lord in front of us
especially in His life and agony on the
Cross and His joy in the resur-
rection. We can exercise hope
in the promises of the Lord or
meditate on the examples of
the saints and other models
of faith and loving.
None of these seems to
work for long. In the end we
just have to present to the
Lord our weakness and incompetence
to pray. But maybe the Lord is not in-
terested in excellence in prayer. In our
confusion we just appeal to the Lord to
be able to pray as he wants us to pray.
Fr. De Melo had a story of a town that
asked its parish priest to pray for some
needs and wants and they always got it.
This holy priest prayed in a certain spot
in the forest, with special prayers. When
he died the succeeding priest did not
know the place in the forest. But still the
people got their requests. The next priest
did not even know the formula used by
the other priests. But still the people
received their requests. Then finally a
worldly priest became pastor of the town
and he did not know the place of prayer
nor the formula, nor have the reputation
for holiness. But still the people got their
requests. Fr. De Melo did not make any
conclusions but a possible conclusion is
that one does not have to know a place
of prayer or to know a formula,
or even be holy. Just pray. And
you will get your request. Just
do it. Pray. Pray as best you
know how.
Fr. De Melo and many oth-
er writers on prayer advocate
a prayer of awareness. They
advocate becoming aware of
God. That is in us and in every thing else
that surrounds us. In metaphysics this is
a basic principle that since God gives us
existence then He is all around us, oth-
erwise we would not exist. But beyond
the fact of existence awareness of His
being in us and around us is excellent
prayer. We practice a kind of apartheid
if we think of God present only in church
or certain holy places or only at certain
times but not all the time.
Prayer of awareness is not thinking
of God all the time but just being aware
that He is here and now with us and in
us and around us. We do many other
things like work, eat, play, sleep, etc.,
but still be aware that He surrounds
us and in us. He is the Lover and the
Beloved present to us all the time. This
awareness is not thinking of God all the
time but just awareness that He is close
to us all the time.
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T
HE Philippines was ranked
66th among 122 countries, rep-
resenting 90% of the worlds
population, in the first Human
Capital Index of the World Economic
Forum (WEF) released on October
2, 2013. The Index named the most
successful countries when it comes to
maximizing the long-term economic
potential of their labor forces. The
top 10 countries were Switzerland,
Finland, Singapore, the Netherlands,
Sweden, Germany, Norway, the United
Kingdom, Denmark, and Canada. The
findings indicated that the strongest
performances came from countries in
northern and western Europe, which
accounted for eight of the top 10.
The Index measures countries on
their ability to develop and deploy
healthy, educated and able workers
through four pillars: education, health
and wellness, workforce
and empl oyment , and
enabl i ng envi ronment.
Health and wellness mea-
sures a populations physi-
cal and well-being, from
childhood to adulthood.
Education includes access
to education and quality
of education of the future
labor force and educational
attainment of those already in it. Work-
force and employment aims to quantify
the experience, talent, knowledge, and
training in a countrys working-age
population. Enabling environment
captures the framework, infrastruc-
ture, and factors that enable returns
on human capital.
The WEF said the key for the future
of any country and any institution in
the skills and talent of its people; in the
future, human capital will be
the most important kind of
capital. Investing in people
is imperative for growth,
prosperity, and progress.
Established in 1971 by
European Business Lead-
ers, the WEF, based in Ge-
neva, Switzerland, is an
independent international
organization committed to
engage business, political, academic
and governments to shape global, re-
gional and industry agendas.
We congratulate H.E., President
Benigno S. Aquino III and Vice Presi-
dent Jejomar C. Binay, other Officers,
in their concerted efforts to foster an
environment conducive to the growth
and development of the labor force in
our Republic of the Philippines. CON-
GRATULATIONS AND MABUHAY!
INFORMATION
Economic Potential Of Filipino Workforce
PRESIDENT
BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
T
HE Philippines, through its
Department of Health (DOH)
and Department of Budget
and Management (DBM), and
Spain, through its Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and International Cooperation
Agency for Development Cooperation
(AECID), recently signed a Memoran-
dum of Agreement (MOA) Addendum for
the Project Health Sector Policy Support
Program (HSPSP)-Spanish Grant in
support of Health Sector Reform.
The Spanish contribution of R721
million is allocated for specific projects
in accordance with the Annual Opera-
tions Plan (AOP) and as approved by
the DOH regional offices. The projects
include the upgrade of rural health cen-
ters into birthing facilities; reinforce-
ment of the referral system at the local
level; and strengthening of the local
public financial management.
The grant subsidy release which
was divided into four por-
tions started in 2009. Phases
1 and 2 for 2009-2013 were
implemented in Albay, Cat-
anduanes, Masbate, Sor-
sogon, Camarines Norte,
Camarines Sur, Agusan del
Norte, Surigao del Norte,
Surigao del Sur, and Butuan
City. Phase 3 for 2011-2014
is being implemented in 12
provinces, namely, Albay, Camarines
Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes,
Masbate, Sorsogon, Agusan del Norte,
Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Zam-
boanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay,
and Dinagat Island. The proposed sites
for Phase 4 are Zamboanga del Norte,
Zamboanga Sibugay, Isabela City
(Basilan), Lanao del Norte, Compostela
Valley, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur,
and the Autonomous Region in Muslim
Mindanao (ARMM).
The Spanish grant seeks
to contribute to the improve-
ment of the health of the
poorest population by improv-
ing accessibility to essential
health services. The DOH
said that the partnership be-
tween the Philippine govern-
ment and Spain is a big boost
toward its goal of universal
healthcare, also known as the
Kalusugan Pangkalahatan.
We congratulate the government of
the Republic of the Philippines headed
by H.E., President Benigno S. Aquino
III and the government of the Kingdom
of Spain headed by its Prime Minister
Mariano Rajoy Brey in their continuing
efforts to improve accessibility to qual-
ity, effectiveness, and essential health
services to the people of our Republic of
the Philippines. CONGRATULATIONS
AND MABUHAY!
AWARENESS
Spain Supports Philippine Health Reform
PRIME MINISTER
MARIANO RAJOY BREY
and La Salle confetti rained down
MoA Arena.
* * *
Jeron, last year's rookie of the year,
got the R30K check as Finals MVP.
His Growling Tiger rival brother Jeric
Teng, crossed over to hug congratula-
tions. (Jeric had said the loser would
be "atsoy" at home.)
* * *
MOVP. Mother Of Van Opstal Luz
flew in from our Philippine Consulate
General in Shanghai (together with
the other son, Christopher, a lawyer
from Sydney) to see "The Hulk" No. 7
Green Archer Arnold van Opstal bang
in 11 points and grab rebounds.
* * *
When Luz van Opstal was our
protocol and administrative officer in
Berlin, my wife Meng used to bake a
birthday cake for gangling kid Arnold.
(We tried without success to dye his
colors blue.)
* * *
Luz showed her protocol prov-
enance keeping decorum even when
Arnold got a bloody nose from a skir-
mish. (Unlike in NCAA days when
a basketball mom chased a Mapua
Cardinals player with her umbrella
for elbowing her 6'4" La Salle center
Kurt Bachmann.)
* * *
Former 5-peat winning coach Nor-
man Black had predicted the finals to
go down the wire, and picked the UST
because of experience. But the Green
Archers were the hungrier. FEU coach
Nash Racela who said that the De
La Salle team is the new Ateneo may
prove the better prophet.
* * *
FOREIGN AFFAIRS. US Ambas-
sador Harry Thomas, known faithful
fan of the Blue Eagles, photo-op-ed
after the game with the new UAAP
champion Green Archers. As in
international relations, there are
no permanent friends. Doon kita sa
panalo!
* * *
The Charge d'Affaires of Germany
Michael Hasper and Madame Anjana
Das-Hasper lead the 75th anniversary
of Oktoberfest today, October 18, at
Sofitel. Like Filipinos can't wait for
Christmas, Germans (Bavarians) can't
wait for Oktoberfest; and turn out the
oompah-doompah and beer-and-wurst
at the last week of September. FEED-
BACK: jaz_aide@yahoo.com
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FORMER PRESS SECRETARY
CHAFF FROM THE GRAIN
Downward Spiral
PAGE ELEVEN
Remarkable Remarks
By ELINANDO B. CINCO
PUNCHLINE
Lifestyle Checks
By FRED M. LOBO
T
HEY were light remarks
uttered by a potpourri of per-
sonalities but were taken
seriously by media this week.
(Paragraphs set in bold types are repar-
tees of this columnist.) The rundown:
The Manila Cathedral will reopen
in the second week of December,
probably at the start of the traditional
Simbang Gabi on December 15.
Manila Archbishop Luis Cardinal Tagle.
The huge edifice has been closed after
major renovation began February last
year.
Your Eminence, that is a good
news! Please dont forget the Christ-
mas bonus of the workers.
* * *
This Secretary Abad allowed the
re-alignment of funds intended for
Tacloban airport to the dirty pockets
of corrupt politicians. Social media
blogger named Filomeno, one of the
hundreds of Region-8 residents who
vented their ire, mostly in their local
dialect, in the Internet over the delay
in the rehabilitation of the 8th busiest
airport in the country.
Why dont they try the website of
Secretary Petilla and Secretary Mon-
tejo who are both Warays?
* * *
The government expects
rehabilitation of the NAIA
Terminal 1 to start December
1. Secretary Emilio Abaya,
while also announcing the
P1.2 billion allotted for the
structural and aesthetical improve-
ments of what travelers called the
worlds worst airport.
By the time of its completion in
November, 2014, the terminal build-
ing will be ready for the expected
influx of international tourists.
* * *
The House of Representatives is
working to approve on third and final
reading the R2.268 trillion national
budget by October 21. Davao Rep.
Isidro Ungab, chairman of the House
Committee on Appropriations.
Now the people are assured House
Bill 2630 (General Appropriations
Bill) is devoid of PDAF. Not even a
residue of pork?
* * *
Yes, I am considering the detail of
some military personnel to augment
the manpower resources of both intel-
ligence and enforcement groups (at
the BOC). Brig. Gen. (ret.) Jessie
Dellosa, a replacement of re-
signed Gen. (ret.) Danny Lim,
to head the two sectors.
Sir, this is not the first
time that men in uniform
were assigned to the graft-
ridden agency. So as they
say, you must make the
difference!
* * *
The NBI is ready to investigate
reports of a certain Maam Arlene,
said to be a decision broker in the
judiciary. Justice Secretary Leila
de Lima.
That would be something to watch
Arlene crossing swords with
Leila, Persida, Conchita, Grace and
Maria Lourdes!
* * *
They came hale and hearty but
went home sick and infirmed. ABS-
CBN reporter Doris Bigornia, reporting
on-the-spot in Sampaloc, Manila, where
hundreds of people seeking enlighten-
ment and medication at the Iglesia Ni
Cristo evangelical and medical mission
last Monday which was marred by an
almost-stampede and riot.
It was evident, INC marshals did
not have proper training in crowd
control and management.
None climbs so high as he who
knows not whither he is going.
Oliver Cromwell
T
HE inexorable downward
decline in efficiency, credibility,
and popularity invariably be-
gins in the second half of every
administrations watch.
Thus, President Benigno Noynoy
Aquino should avoid painting himself
into a corner with the convergence of
three major developments that will pull
down further his trust and satisfaction
ratings.
First, the mammoth display of people
power, and solidarity of the members of
the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) last Monday,
ostensibly for humanitarian and medi-
cal mission, was awesome and highly
impressive.
No postwar President ignores the
Iglesia ni Cristo or snubs its leaders.
It was a wake-up call for President
Aquino not to take the INC for granted.
The President is well known as a consci-
entious snub as he had displayed against
Chief Justice Renato Corona at the for-
mers inaugurations at the Luneta.
The second major development is
the growing disappointment, dissatisfac-
tion, and opposition of the leaders of the
Catholic Church not only with
the passage of the RH law but
also over corruption from the
PDAF and DAP.
While the INC can make or
unmake a candidate, national
or local, the Catholic Church is
best at demolishing or ostraciz-
ing a politician through pastoral letters
and parish homilies since there is no
such thing as a Catholic vote.
However, as EDSA-I and EDSA-DOS
have proven, the Church can mobilize
enough warm bodies to oust a dysfunc-
tional President.
The third critical development that
President Aquino should bear in mind is
the deep-seated resentment of the Mus-
lim minorities with the historical neglect
of the central government.
They, too, are unhappy with President
Noynoy Aquino not only over the clumsy
conduct of the Sabah and Zamboanga
issues but also with the exclusive
Framework Agreement with the MILF-
Bangsamoro.
In short, the three discontented masa-
based groups are also the same bosses
that President Aquino keeps flattering
and patronizing.
While his sizeable drop in ratings
can always be corrected from good
back to very good in the next survey
period under the magical supervision of
SWS and Pulse Asia, President Noynoy
Aquino has rued the day he
allowed the DOJ/NBI and Lib-
eral Party to instigate and leak
the R10-billion PDAF scam of
Ms. Janet Napoles for political
upmanship. The demolition
squad lost control of the man-
agement of the scandal that
has since gone viral and threatens demo-
cratic institutions, and the stability of the
Office of the President, both Houses of
Congress, and the Judiciary.
If Janet Napoles will name all, and will
reveal all, the political fallout will be pan-
demic. However, something positive and
purgative may result from this tragedy.
The masses, politically well-known
for its fickleness and volatility, may be-
come the nemesis of President Aquino.
With President Noynoy Aquinos
travails and problems with natural
calamities, criminality, smuggling, un-
employment, floods, insurgency, high
prices, corruption, and West Philippine
Sea, President Benigno Simeon Aquino
needs all the support of the entire Fili-
pino people if the President is to finish
his term.
Unfortunately, President Noy Aquino
is aversed to any move towards reconcili-
ation and unity.
You be the judge
***
(For comments and views please email
chaff_fromthegrain@yahoo.com.ph)
T
HE pork barrel controver-
sy burning the Legislative
and the Executive branches
has triggered a lifestyle
check in the Judiciary.
Power-money viruses (PMVs) are
fast spreading . Whew!
***
The Supreme Court has asked
the National Bureau of Investiga-
tion (NBI) to subject judges and
court personnel to lifestyle checks
to rid the judiciary of misfits in the
wake of a Maam Arlene contro-
versy.
Janet Lim-Na-
poles (JLN) and
Ma am Arl ene
( MA) vi r us es
are gripping the
country. Whoa!
***
Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno
discloses that she and Ombudsman
Conchita Carpio Morales have initi-
ated discussions on making use of the
technical capability and legal man-
date of the Ombudsman to undertake
lifestyle checks on members of the
judiciary and court personnel.
REFLECTIONS TODAY
The Mission Of The Seventy-Two
LUKE 10:1-9
T
HE Lord appointed seventy[-
two] others whom He sent
ahead of Him in pairs to
every town and place He
intended to visit. He said to them,
The harvest is abundant but the
laborers are few; so ask the master
of the harvest to send out laborers for
his harvest. Go on your way; behold,
I am sending you like lambs among
wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack,
no sandals; and greet no one along the
way. Into whatever house you enter,
first say, Peace to this household. If
a peaceful person lives there, your
peace will rest on him; but if not, it will
return to you. Stay in the same house
and eat and drink what is offered to
you, for the laborer deserves his pay-
ment. Do not move about
from one house to another.
Whatever town you enter
and they welcome you, eat
what is set before you, 9cure
the sick in it and say to them,
The kingdom of God is at
hand for you.
REFLECTIONS
St. Luke was not among the
Twelve. But he became a compan-
ion of St. Paul, and the author of the
Gospel according to Luke and of the
Acts of the Apostles, which are two
parts of one work. We do not know
how Luke preached, but we do know
what he has written. He spread the
word of God more by writing than by
preaching.
Each of us is called to bring the
word of God to others according to our
abilities and opportunities.
Certainly we can all bear
witness to the Good News
by living gospelinspired
lives. But some can bring
the gospel through music
by composing or by sing-
ing or through the arts.
Fr. Eduardo Hontiveros,
S.J., a professor of mine, effectively
spread the gospel through his musical
compositions.
How about you? Do you recog-
nize your talents as Gods gifts and
good news to be shared?
SOURCE: 366 Days with the Lord
2012, ST. PAULS Philippines, 7708 St.
Paul Rd., SAV, Makati City (Phils.,);
Tel.: 895-9701; Fax 895-7328; E-mail:
books@stpauls.ph; Website: http://www.
stpauls.ph.
CHANGING WORLD
J ohn Paul II On Family
By DR. BERNARDO VILLEGAS
A
S the Catholic world eagerly
awaits the canonization of John
Paul the Great (possibly some
time in the first half of 2014),
it would be beneficial to the whole of
humanity to recall what he said about
the Christian family in an Apostolic Ex-
hortation he wrote almost at the begin-
ning of his papacy. Writing about "The
Christian Family in the Modern World,"
the soon-to-be-saint presented the only
formula to prevent whole countries from
becoming extinct as they commit demo-
graphic suicide through an irreversible
contraceptive mentality or through the
redefinition of marriage to include same-
sex marriages that are by definition un-
able to transmit new life. Although he
was writing about the Christian family,
the ideas contained in the document can
be understood by all men and women of
good will.
In the section entitled "Serving Life,"
he referred to the book of Genesis in the
Bible which narrates the creation of
this world: "With the creation of man and
woman in his own image and likeness,
God crowns and brings to perfection the
work of his hands: He calls them to a spe-
cial sharing in his love and in his power
as Creator and Father, through their free
and responsible cooperation in transmit-
ting the gift of human life: God blessed
them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful
and multiply, and till the earth and subdue
it.'" It is very obvious that the order of the
command has a logical sequence: first
populate the earth and only then can you
till and subdue it. Already we are seeing
whole countries, even those who have not
yet reached high levels of development
like China and Thailand, who are having
difficulties subduing their respective
territories because they are beginning
to suffer from labor shortages as a con-
sequence of not being able to multiply
the number of their people because of a
widespread contraceptive mentality.
John Paul II states clearly that "the
fundamental task of the family is to serve
it, to actualize in history the original
blessing of the Creator--that of transmit-
ting by procreation the divine image from
person to person...Fecundity is the fruit
and the sign of conjugal love, the living
testimony of the full reciprocal self-giving
of the spouses." He then quotes from
Gaudium et Spes, a document of the Sec-
ond Vatican Council: "While not making
the other purposes
of matrimony of
less account, the
true practice of
conjugal love, and
the whole mean-
ing of the family
life which results
from it, have this
aim: that the couple be ready with stout
hearts to cooperate with the love of the
Creator and the Saviour, who through
them will enlarge and enrich his own fam-
ily day by day." These words are already
being echoed by some governments in
those parts of the world that are suffering
from a severe case of the demographic
winter. Unfortunately, such campaigns
to encourage larger families have only
limited success because of the combi-
nation of a deeply rooted contraceptive
mentality and a consumerist lifestyle
which assigns the highest priority to ac-
cumulating earthly goods.
As the Catholic Church celebrates
the Year of Faith which will end on No-
vember 24, 2013, it is fitting that we re-
mind ourselves that "the Second Vatican
Council and the magisterium of my pre-
decessor Paul VI, expressed above all in
Humanae Vitae, have handed on to our
times a truly prophetic proclamation,
which reaffirms and reproposes with
clarity the Church's teaching and norm,
always old yet always new, regarding
marriage and regarding the transmis-
sion of life....the Synod's Fathers made
the following declaration at their last
assembly: 'This Sacred Synod, gathered
together with the successor of Peter in
the unity of faith, firmly hold what has
been set forth in the Second Vatican
Council and afterwards in the Encycli-
cal Humanae Vitae, particularly the love
between husband and wife must be fully
human, exclusive and open to life.'"
I hope that those still alive today
among the more than five million Fili-
pinos who gathered in and around the
Luneta in 1995 when Pope John Paul II
visited us for the last time will prepare
for his canonization by taking to heart his
message on the family. We owe it to future
generations of Filipinos to make sure that
conjugal love will always be open to life.
We cannot and should not fall into the
trap of the demographic winter that is
wreaking so much havoc on the advanced
countries of the world. For comments,
my e-mail address is bernardo.villegas@
uap.asia.
Sereno-Morales tandem would
prove potent versus rogues in robes
and mga dagang dingding.
***
Sereno adds that she has asked
the NBI and the Department of
Justice (DOJ) to conduct parallel
fact-finding probes into the activi-
ties of an individual who allegedly
exercises wide influence in parts
of the Judiciary, without being a
member thereof.
Judiciary influence peddler(s),
beware!
***
Court of Appeals (CA) Presiding
Justice Andres Reyes Jr. has also or-
dered an investigation into reported
fixing of cases by a certain Maam
Arlene, the counterpart of alleged
pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim
Napoles in the judiciary, and other
Maam Arlenes revealed by Court
Administrator Jose Midas Marquez.
Wow! She/they could be oozing
with money appeal.
***
Meanwhile, President Aquinos
net satisfaction rating plunges
from +64 to +49 amid the pork
barrel controversy that hit Con-
gress and Malacanang , reports the
Social Weather Stations (SWS).
Pork is bad for P-Noy. Tsk-tsk!
***
The SWS says its survey conduct-
ed on Sept. 20-23 gave the President
only a net score of +49 or good,
or 15 points down from the very
good +64 he received three months
earlier.
Careful, careful. SWS says net
satisfaction ratings declining across
all areas, socioeconomics classes,
and genders.
***
Malacaang will explain to
the public budget reforms being
adopted and will make those who
stole the peoples money account-
able for misused pork-barrel
funds, says PCDSPO Secretary
Ricky Carandang.
Hurry, go down to the core and
do image-fixing quick!
***
President Aquino, meanwhile, has
flown to Bohol and Cebu to lead
authorities in assisting victims of
the most destructive 7.2 magnitude
earth-quake to hit Central Visayas
in recent years.
Time for P-Noy to show the
people that government funds and
tax money are being spent well.
He-he!
AY FOUNDATION, INC.
A YGC M err>ber
and

Junior Chamber International Manila
Worl dwi d e Federation o f Young Lead e rs & Entrepren eurs
present
THE 2013 BLESSED TERESA
OF CALCUTTA AWARD
to
DR. ROEL Z. (AGAPE
Choosing to pursue passion over wealt h, DR. ROEL Z. CAGAPE has
found great significance in life through his advocacy of bringing healthcare
ser vices to far flung areas in Mindanao.
Growing up in a remote area in Malapatan, Sarangani Province, Dr. Cagape
witnessed at an early age the widespread healthcare problems in t he region.
T his is among the reasons why he decided to pursue medicine.
ABOUT THE BLESSED TERESA
OF CALCUTTA AWARD
The Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Award commemorates
the life of Mother Teresa, who is known for her selfless
humanitarian works. The award is conferred to individuals who
have dedicated a significant part of their lives in the service
of the "poorest of the poor". This annual projed, which
started in 1983, is a joint undertaking of the Junior Chamber
International Manila and the AY Foundation. the philanthropic
arm of the Yuchengco Group of Companies under its chairman
Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco. Its awardees include
the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin, who was given
the award in 2004, and noted educator, legislator, civic leader
and women's rights advocate Dr. Helena L Benitez.
For 25 years, he has been serving deprived commun it ies in t he mountainous
regions of General Santos City and Sarangani Provi nce, which are hardly
reached by government health services. He has devoted his life to the poorest of
t he poor by volunteeri ng in medical missions and conducting free
medical consultations together with his co-volunteers from
Hear ts and Brains, Tnc. Volunteers (HABT Volunteers).
Serving in rural communities and wit nessi ng fi rsthand the lack of medical
services given to the locals infl uenced him to start for the benefi t of
t he people. Because these communit ies are barely accessible by four-wheeled
vehicl es, he launched the ':A. mbulansyang Kabayo" project, which teaches the
people how to t ransport aili ng pat ients duri ng emergencies through the LIse of
improvised stretcher resting on the back of a horse. Hi s other project, the
"[-txt C Doc" is in tended to give med ical advice and prescriptions
to pat ients who need prompt medical consultat ion.
Despite the many hards hips and setbacks, quitting was never an opt ion for Dr.
Cagape. Seei ng his profession as a lifet ime advocacy, he cont inues to pursue t hi s
noble act because t his is where he fi nds fulfillment.
Dr. Cagape admits that he could have had an affl uent life had he chosen to pursue
his profession in t he city or even abroad, but he does not regret devoting hi s
ti me to t hose who need it because seeing the fami lies havi ng better access to
medical needs is the best reward he gets from shar ing
a part of himself wit h the commun ity.
T hough getting li ttle in return, the communi ty doctor has found happiness
in hel pi ng and serving others. He has chosen inconven ience over wealth all
t hroughout his medical career, hoping that he could encourage more doctors
from Mindanao to do the same.
Letting go of life's leisure and treasures to help his fell ow Fil ipinos has made Dr.
Cagape one of t he many unnamed heroes of today. Because of hi s unrelent ing
passion, or obsession as he puts it, to help the deprived, hundreds of people have
been saved and communit ies have been buil t.
In his 25 years of cont inued service to t he poor, he has fOLind the true
meaning of being a med ical doctor - holding t he promise of
saving lives - amid diffi cult ci rcumstances.
Dr. Cagape became this year's Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Award recipien t aft er
a nat ionwide select ion process. T he medical Ill issions and projects he provides
to t he impover ished fa milies in some areas of Mindanao represent the crowning
manifest ation of his boundless love and concern for fell ow Filipi nos.
Hailing from a remote area
in North Catabata, Dr. Roel
(agape has dedicated his
life to serve the poorest
of the poor in General
Santos City and neighboring
province of Sarangani.
Dr. (agape and his team established an E-Health Center in every sltio
where people can go to get medicines. The medicines are placed in jars
where the name and dosage are indicated. A tarpaulin summarizing the
instructions on how to send text messages whenever a patient needs an
advice from Dr. (agape is also put up outside the center.
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SAGAY SCORES
SAGAY CITY, Negros Occ. (PIA)
Three major awards were
conferred on this city by the
Association of Tourism Offcers
of the Philippines (ATOP) and
the Department of Tourisms
Pearl Best Tourism Practices
Award 2013 (ATOP-DOT) during
the recent 14th ATOP National
Convention in Legaspi City,
Albay. Sagay won frst place
for its event Adlaw sa Suba in
the sports and wellness- city
category for the third time
bringing it to the hall of fame. It
also won frst place awards for
Best Tourism Month Celebration
and the Sinigayan Festival in the
festival, city category.
SISTERHOOD
PACT
BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occ.
(PNA) Bacolod Mayor Monico
Puentevella and Seogu District
Mayor Kang Seong-ho signed
yesterday at the Bacolod Govern-
ment Center a sisterhood agree-
ment between this city and South
Koreas Seogu District. Seogu Dis-
trict is part of Daegu Metropolitan
City, South Koreas fourth largest
city. In July, 2013, Kang came to
Bacolod to witness the inaugura-
tion rites of Puentevella as an of-
fcial gesture of intent to establish
a mutual agreement between
the two cities in terms of shared
interests in education, economy,
culture, arts and tourism.
PEACE CARAVAN
NAVAL, Biliran (PIA) The
Biliran Provincial Police Of-
fce (BPPO) led by its provincial
director, BPPO senior superin-
tendent Felix Alberca Diloy or-
ganized last Wednesday, Oct.
16, 2013 a peace caravan and
covenant signing for a Secured
and Fair Elections (SAFE) in the
coming Oct. 28, 2013 barangay
elections. The caravan started
at the Naval port area, passed
through several barangays and
ended at the Naval police station
where candidates from 26 ba-
rangays in Naval read a mani-
festo and affxed their signatures
on the tarpaulin bearing the
covenant, which basically was
a commitment to the holding
of peaceful, honest and orderly
barangay elections.
ILOILO-JAPAN
TIES
ILOILO (PNA) Iloilo provincial
and city chief executives rekin-
dled friendship between Ilonggos
and the Japanese government
during Japanese Ambassa-
dor to the Philippines Toshinao
Urabe and his wife Etsukos visit
here last Wednesday, Oct. 16,
2013. Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr.
and Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog
expressed gratitude for Japans
support in such projects as the
new Iloilo airport, restoration of
marine resources in Banate Bay
in Banate town, empowering
persons with disabilities in New
Lucena town, Iloilo Citys solid
waste management and disaster
risk reduction and management
programs and the multi-billion-
peso Iloilo Flood Control Project
with Japanese International
Cooperation Agency funding
involvement.
R6-M AID
DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros
Oriental (PNA) The Negros
Oriental provincial government,
through the Provincial Disas-
ter Risk Reduction and Manage-
ment Council (PDRRMC) last
Wednesday passed a resolution
for the allocation of R6 million
as relief aid to disaster stricken
areas. The resolution sets
aside R1 million each for Bohol
and Cebu which were hard hit by
last Tuesday, Oct. 15s earth-
quake; R1 million for war-torn
Zamboanga City; R2 million for
Bayawan City and R1 million for
Basay in Negros Oriental, both
badly hit by massive foods here
last Oct. 6. Last Tuesdays quake
did not cause major damage in
Negros Oriental.
Visayas News 14
Friday, October 18, 2013
VISAYAS
NEWSBITS
CEBU CITY, Cebu President
Benigno. S. Aquino III directed on
Wednesday officials of concerned gov-
ernment agencies to devise strategies
that would speed up rehabilitation ef-
forts for affected communities in Cebu
and Bohol provinces following the mas-
sive earthquake that hit both provinces
last Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
The Chief Executive flew to Cebu
province Wednesday to assess the
situation in areas affected by the earth-
quake. He toured the Cebu Capitol, Sto.
Nio Basilica, and Mandaue Market
among other areas.
In Cebu, the President met with
officials of the National Disaster Risk
Reduction and Management Council
(NDRRMC), concerned government
agencies and local government units
in devising strategies to immediately
restore the living conditions of affected
residents.
A state of calamity has been de-
clared by the government in Cebu and
Bohol provinces.
Many areas were hit by power cuts,
stopping some transport links and
forcing hospitals to evacuate patients
to open spaces as aftershocks rocked
the province.
The NDRRMC said a total of
558,390 families (some 2,841,956 per-
sons) were affected in seven cities,
27 municipalities, 879 barangays all
in Bohol, Cebu and, Siquijor as of
Wednesday. A total of 2,533 families
(12,665 persons) were displaced and
are now staying in 13 evacuation cen-
ters in affected areas.
Meanwhile, the Regional Disaster
Risk Reduction and Management
Council (RDRRMC) under the Office
of Civil Defense in Region 7 said as of
press time, the number of quake victims
include 158 deaths, 146 of which are in
Bohol and the rest in Cebu, except for
one in Siquijor. Number of persons
injured so far total 281,188 of which are
from Bohol, one in Dumaguete City in
Negros Oriental, three in Siquijor and
the remainder in Cebu.
TheDisaster Response Team(DRT)
in Naval Forces Central Visayas were
deployed at the Sto. Nio Basilica to
assist in the clearing operations of the
collapsed bell tower while the Depart-
ment of Health was initially placed on
code red alert status.
According to the DOH, six hospi-
tals/health facilities in Bohol sustained
cracks but were found to be functional
and operational.
DPWH-V coordinated with its Dis-
trict Engineering Offices regarding
the effects of earthquake in their area
of responsibility, while the Depart-
ment of Education activated its disas-
ter risk reduction and management
office and announced the suspension
of classes in Cebu City and the whole
of Bohol.
Speed Up Rehabilitation
Efforts Aquino
By PHOEBE JEN INDINO
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol
While the search and rescue operation
continues in the earthquake devastated
areas in Bohol, the Region 7 office of
the Department of Social Welfare and
Development (DSWD-7) is making
an appeal for donations in the form
of ready-to-eat food items and water,
among other relief goods, to aid those
who have lost their homes in the 7.2-
magnitude earthquake is encourag-
ing the donations of ready to eat food,
water among others to aid those who
lost their homes following the recent
7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook
up the province.
Social workers and other DSWD-7
service providers have already ac-
tivated, putting under Red Alert
status, its Quick Response Teams
(QRT) while preparing augmentation
support in the form of emergency
family packs.
These goods will be initially distrib-
uted to earthquake victims in the most
severely affected towns.
Other than food and water, QRT
Team-2 Leader Grace Yana is mak-
ing an appeal from the public for such
donations as clothing, blankets, mats,
mosquito nets, slippers, toiletries, and
kitchen and cooking utensils.
DSWD-7 personnel together with
its local counterparts are also con-
ducting defusing sessions to quake
survivors now temporarily sheltered
in evacuation centers.
Earlier, DSWD-7 Regional Direc-
tor Mercedita Jabagat instructed
her staff to go on 24-hour duty while
the agency gets ready to field trained
stress de-briefers who will conduct
psycho-social interventions to griev-
ing families.
We are now keeping in touch with
all our local counterparts trained in
Family and Community Disaster
Preparedness and Response with em-
phasis on Relief Operation and Camp
Management and Coordination as well
as Psycho-Social Processing (PSP)
late last year to generate updates for
provision of augmentation, technical
assistance and support especially on
relief and rehabilitation works, she
said.
A Donation Desk has been put up
in the DSWDs Field Office-7 lobby
along M.J. Cuenco Ave. and Gen. Max-
ilom Street in Cebu City. The agency
gave its DSWD Earthquake Hotline
2329507 for the public to call for more
inquiries.
The DSWD, meanwhile, has al-
ready reached Maribojoc, one of the
most affected towns isolated by the
collapse of the Abatan Bridge here.
Some 1,100 sacks of family food
packs were distributed in the town last
Wednesday afternoon while 300 sepa-
rate relief goods were also delivered to
the island barangay of Cabawan.
Urgent Appeal For Relief Aired
CEBU CITY, Cebu (PNA) Struc-
tural engineers from the Cebu City
Office of the Building Official (OBO)
has declared the Cebu City Medical
Center (CCMC) unsafe for damage
sustained during the 7.2 magnitude
earthquake that hit Carmen, Bohol
and Cebu Tuesday, an official said.
Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumu-
lak said patients admitted at the city
government-run hospital at Natalio
Bacalso Ave., this city, may have to be
transferred to other hospitals.
Tumulak said structural engineers
inspected the CCMC Tuesday and
Wednesday and found big cracks on the
floor and the walls of the building.
Some 100 patients were moved
out of the building at the height of the
earthquake Tuesday and temporar-
ily placed on the sidewalk near the
hospital.
Tumulak said arrangements will be
made to transfer the patients to other
government or private hospitals
The hospital is operating on a R300-
million budget for this year.
Hospital
Unsafe
By TARA YAP
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo The Depart-
ment of the Interior and Local Govern-
ment in Western Visayas (DILG-6) is
reminding candidates in the region
the barangay elections is an apolitical
exercise.
Evelyn Trompeta, DILG-6 regional
director, said candidates for the 32,408
barangay elective positions in the six
provinces of the region cannot be
members of a political party.
She made the reminder even as
the filing of certificates of candidacy
(COC) ended yesterday at various
offices of the Commission on Elec-
tions (Comelec) in the Aklan, Antique,
Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros
Occidental provinces.
Trompeta noted that Article VI,
Section 38 of the Omnibus Election
Code of the Philippines stipulates non-
partisanship in barangay elections.
The same law also stipulates that
no political group, political commit-
tee, civic, religious, professional, or
other organization or organized group
of whatever nature shall intervene in
the candidacy or give indirect or direct
support to candidates.
Trompeta said the DILG will aug-
ment Comelec-6 in monitoring compli-
ance of election rules.
To prevent disqualification cases,
Trompeta urged candidates to follow
Comelec regulations.
Apolitical
Exercise
By ROY C. MABASA
Full passport and consular ser-
vices have resumed at the Depart-
ment of Foreign Affairs Regional
Consular Office in Cebu (DFA Cebu)
after the Pacific Mall management
in Mandaue City gave its assurance
that the building hosting the regional
consular office is structurally sound
even after last Tuesdays Magnitude
7.2 earthquake.
However, DFA Cebu said it will
manage the number of passport appli-
cants entering the building to ensure
public safety.
The regional office also announced
that it will be open for regular op-
erations on Sunday to make up for
the temporary suspension due to the
earthquake.
DFA Cebu temporarily suspended
all consular services, including pass-
port services, immediately after the
strong earthquake that rocked Bohol,
Cebu, other parts of Visayas and parts
of Mindanao early Tuesday morning.
Ser vi ces parti al l y resumed
Wednesday with releasing of pass-
ports and attending to emergency
travel requests.
Services
Resumed
QUAKE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT President Benigno S. Aquino III visits Cebu to personally assess
the extent of damage caused by the quake which ravaged the city last Wednesday. Among the
sites he checked was the Sto. Nio basilica whose bell tower collapsed from the Intensity 6
tremor which hit Cebu. (Ryan Lim)
GIVING RELIEF Relief goods were distributed by President Benigno S. Aquino III to quake-
struck families in an evacuation center which he visited when he checked the extent of the
damage in Bohol last Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Bohol, in Central Visayas, was hit hard by a
7.2-magnitude earthquake which struck last October 15. It was the strongest tremor shaking
up the province in 400 years, with the quakes epicenter tracked in Carmen town. (Ryan Lim)
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Mindanao News
15 Friday, October 18, 2013
MINDANAO
NEWSBITS
CHILD LABORERS
DAVAO CITY With the increas-
ing number of labored children,
child rights advocates gathered
here Wednesday to urged local
offcials to be vigilant in iden-
tifying child laborers in their
respective areas, particularly on
the four villages here with the
highest number of child labor
cases. The areas of concern in
the city where child labor has
the highest rates were identi-
fed as Callawa with 122 labored
children, 58 in Ilang, Panacan
has 69, and 99 in Tibungco.
In September, the Kaugmaon
Center for Childrens Concerns
Foundation, Inc. received a
report that the four barangays
were said to be having hazard-
ous or dangerous works for
those labored children. (Cherry
Mae Palicte)
TAGUM PORT
TAGUM CITY (PNA) A P3-bil-
lion international port in Baran-
gay Madaum here to be built
by the International Container
Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI)
is expected to commence by
2014. City Mayor Allan Rellon
said he was informed by the
proponents that the project will
start next year. The proposed
location is the 10.3-hectare
private commercial port in Ba-
rangay Madaum owned by Hijo
International Port Services, Inc.
(HIPS), he said. He said the
HIPS development plan shows
the need for one-kilometer wide
warehouses for the port. With
such a large area needed for the
port development, it will require
reclamation.
RURAL ELECTRIC
MATALAM, North Cotabato
(PNA) At least 90 sitios (sub-
villages) are expected to have
electricity this year under the
Sitio Electrifcation Program
(SEP) of the Cotabato Electric
Cooperative (Cotelco). Vincent
Baguio, Cotelco spokesperson,
said 16 sitios in North Cotabato
have already been provided with
electricity by the electric coop-
erative, and this month, 58 sub-
villages are expected to beneft
from the electrifcation program.
Baguio said that before the year
ends, Cotelco is expected to
complete electrifcation program
for 29 more sitios in North Co-
tabatos far-fung and hinterland
villages. Primary benefciaries of
the electrifcation program are
indigent families.
ROAD MONITORING
CARMEN, North Cotabato (PNA)
Alert soldiers and police
operatives arrested on Wednes-
day three men believed to be
involved in illegal drugs trade at
a checkpoint here, offcials said.
Army Capt. Antonio Bulao, citing
reports from soldiers manning
a checkpoint along the Sayre
Highway, and speaking for the
militarys 602nd Infantry Bri-
gade, said inspection at Army
and police checkpoints in this
town had been intensifed fol-
lowing reports that illegal drugs
will be shipped from nearby
Kabacan town, also in North
Cotabato, and Bukidnon prov-
ince. Carmen is believed to be
used as trans-shipment point for
illegal and prohibited drugs.
QUAKE DRILL
BUTUAN CITY City offcials
here are calling on all govern-
ment agencies, private com-
panies, and school offcials, to
conduct regular earthquake
drills. City Mayor Ferdinand M.
Amante Jr. particularly called on
all heads of offces and estab-
lishments, especially those with
high-rise and multi-level build-
ings to ensure the structural
worthiness of their facilities,
and to conduct earthquake
drills. Amante also mobilized
the citys engineering offcials
and personnel to go out and
inspect all high-rise structures
in the city. Amante said that
nobody knows when the next
earthquake will strike as it
comes with no warning. (Mike
Crismundo)
By MIKE U. CRISMUNDO
SURIGAO CITY The provincial
government of Surigao del Norte
started to mobilize its agriculture
office to boost the production of
seaweeds in the coastal and island
villages of the province.
Officials said this initiative is ex-
pected to help and improve the lives
of some 5,000 fisherfolk in Surigao
del Norte.
Surigao del Norte Governor Sol
F. Matugas is also pushing for the
implementation of the public-private
partnership (PPP) scheme in an ef-
fort to uplift the other 19 potential
areas of Dapa in General Luna, in
San Benito town, including this city.
SURIGAO CITY Local officials
have expressed their commendation
for the initiative of the mining sector
in the province, which they said have
supported the governments social
services program, which helped to
propel the economic development
of Surigao del Norte, including this
city.
The commendation was made by
provincial officials during the recent
2013 Mining Dialogue/Conference
that was held here.
Your support makes the province
more economically stable while help-
ing our local communities. We hope
that responsible mining is also strictly
observed in an effort to fully protect
and preserve our natural resources,
said Surigao del Norte Governor Sol
F. Matugas.
She also stressed a point that en-
vironment preservation and forest
protection is among the major pro-
grams of the provincial government,
as she urged the mining companies to
continue to adhere to the mining laws,
rules, and regulations of the national
and local governments.
It was learned that among the
laudable contributions of the min-
ing companies is the construction
of the 1st Sector Model on Scales
Development, the first Public-Private
Partnership (PPP) with the provincial
government for the construction of
the close Department30-million Pro-
vincial Community Training Center
(PCTC) in Barangay Bad-as, Placer
town, Surigao del Norte.
The PCTC, which will have a 60-
bed student-capacity, will also house
the training facilities that include the
workshop and lecture buildings, labo-
ratory and other offices, and kitchen
facilities.
It was also learned that at least
P24.540 million was poured in by
the Taganito Mining Company, the
Hinatuan Mining Corporation, and
the Taganito HPAL, while the Pacific
Cement Company also donated more
than 500 bags of cement for the proj-
ect. (Mike U. Crismundo)
KIDAPAWAN CITY An alloca-
tion of some P210 million is being
sought by the city government
here for the rehabilitation and
improvement of the citys tourism
potentials.
City Mayor Joseph Evangelista,
chairperson of the newly created
City Tourism Council, said the fund-
ing, which would possibly come from
the Department of Tourism (DOT),
Department of Public Works and
Highways (DPWH), and other line
agencies, would be used for the
concreting of village roads consid-
ered as eco-tourism circuits, and
rehabilitation of the citys major
tourist spots.
Tourism officer Joey Recemilla
said documents relative to the
projects were already submitted to
the DOT, DPWH, and the Mindanao
Development Authority (MinDA) for
approval.
A technical working group was
also tasked by the city mayor to
conduct the planning and social
preparation.
In the next five years, tourism
will be the battleground of all the lo-
cal government units in Region-12.
That is why we have to be competi-
tive. We have to start somewhere,
the mayor said. (Malu Cadelina
Manar)
TAGUM CITY Local govern-
ment employees here, members
of the citys rescue team, and the
Bantay Dagat forces are now en-
listed as members of the Philippine
Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA).
The PCGA is the civilian support
group of the Philippine Coast Guard
(PCG) under the Department of
Transportation and Communica-
tions (DOTC), which functioned to
assists the PCG in the enforcement
of maritime laws at seas.
City Mayor Allan Rellon signi-
fied his support, and cited that it
is timely that the personnel of the
local government, especially those
tasked in quick disaster response
teams, and those guarding the
coastal areas, be part of the civilian
support group of the Coast Guard.
The Phi l i ppi ne Coast Guard
Auxiliary is involved in the en-
forcement of maritime laws in the
country, especially the promotion
of Maritime Safety.
It is also involved in maritime
search-and-rescue (SAR) missions,
as well as the protection of the
marine environment. (Cherry Mae
D. Palicte)
ALABEL, Sarangani The pro-
vincial government of Sarangani
has released some P2.5 million for
the upgrading and rehabilitation
of day-care centers in the entire
province.
Governor Steve Solon said the
funding assistance is aimed at
improving the learning centers for
early childhood, which is the forma-
tive stage of quality education.
Aside from improving the learn-
ing facilities for children, the pro-
vincial government also allocated
funds for the increase in the allow-
ances of day-care workers in the
470 day-care centers around the
province. Each day-care personnel
will now receive a P3,100 monthly
allowance.
Solon lauded the day-care center
workers for giving their dedication,
and taking part in the formative
years of the children in Sarangani.
You play a very important role
in educating the children. Being
the out-of-home parents, the values
that you impart among the innocent
kids would be the very foundation of
character that would strongly shape
their personalities as they grow up
and face the challenges in life, So-
lon said. (Joseph T. Jubelag)
READY-TO-EAT FOOD Villagers from several areas in Surigao del Norte started to venture into seaweed
processing for the production of various ready-to-eat food, following the fourishing seaweed industry in
the province. (Mike U. Crismundo)
Surigao To Boost
Seaweed Industry
We must redouble our efforts in
fully supporting our aqua-marine
culture, including seaweeds produc-
tion, because this is one of the back-
bones of our economy, while helping
our agriculture sector to have ad-
ditional livelihood, said Matugas,
adding that Surigao del Norte 2nd
District Rep. Francisco T. Matugas
is also supporting the agricultural
development of the province.
She added the economic devel-
opment program of the province
is being intensified in an effort to
achieve a more rapid, inclusive,
and sustainable economic growth
towards poverty alleviation.
At present, 26 existing areas in
at least six towns of the province,
including this city, are already into
seaweeds production, where 581
seaweed farmer-leaders are closely
coordinating to attain a unified
approach to increase their produc-
tion.
Meanwhile, the national govern-
ment, through its PAMANA program,
allocated some P1.5-million for
seaweed production, and setting up
of seaweed nurseries in the munici-
palities of Dapa, General Luna, San
Benito, and Del Carmen.
As this developed, Surigao City
Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas has also
widened the areas for the fisherfolk
in order to increase their seaweed
production.
He said the city government here
is now implementing a notable aqua-
marine project in the region.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS Members of the 1st Sarangani Ready Reserve Battalion under the Army Re-
serve Command undergo training on the basic frst-aid course during the Disaster Emergency Assistance
and Relief Training conducted by Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction
Management Council of Sarangani. (Joseph T. Jubelag)
Private Sector Lauded For Development
Tourism
Potentials
Auxiliary
Services
Day-Care
Upgrading
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EARTHQUAKE DRILL Students cover their heads during an earthquake drill conducted at the Baclaran Elementary School
Unit I in Paranaque. The activity was part of the disaster awareness program. (Photo by Ali Vicoy)
Cebu Hospital Unsafe
In Cebu, Vice President Jejomar
C. Binay said he has recommended
the immediate demolition of the
government-owned Cebu City Medi-
cal Center (CCMC) as it was badly
damaged by the earthquake that hit
Central Visayas and parts of Luzon
and Mindanao last Tuesday.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama
said Binay, who visited CCMC yester-
day morning, told him there is no way
that the hospital will be considered
safe and habitable with all the cracks
and other structural damages.
We must cordon the old area and
proceed with the demolition of the
CCMC. We cannot allow it to continue
operating with the structural dam-
ages, Rama told reporters in press
conference yesterday.
Rama said the demolition will be
made as soon as the aftershocks end.
Aftershocks continued to take place
yesterday.
State Of Calamity
We are isolated here and the dam-
age is great that is why we are declar-
ing a state of calamity and a state of
emergency, Lopez said.
Time is almost running out. We
still have people trapped inside their
collapsed houses. We are running
out of water and medicine, Lopez
added.
Medical assistance needed include
medicines for high blood pressure and
oral rehydration in anticipation of a
diarrhea outbreak, he said.
60
Emergency Patients
Dr. Arnel Rivera, chief of the
Health Emergency and Management
Service of the Department of Health,
said 60 patients are in need of immedi-
ate medical attention in Loon.
They need to be airlifted to a
hospital in Tagbilaran. They cannot be
treated in Loon because the hospital
there had collapsed, said Rivera in an
interview at Camp Aguinaldo.
He said most of the victims suf-
fered bone fractures as a result of the
quake on Tuesday.
At least 50 bodies have already
been discovered in the town of Loon
as of yesterday and Lopez said the
figure could go up because there were
still a lot of reported missing residents
believed to be trapped inside their
houses.
We need immediate help. We
dont have the equipment to get these
people out of their houses, he said.
162
Earthquake Death Toll
As of press time yesterday, earth-
quake death toll has already reached
162, while damage to property was
placed at P800 million.
Tootsie Escobia, media officer of
the Bohol provincial government,
said the damage estimate does not
yet include the centuries-old churches
which are described as priceless.
Lopez added that residents con-
tinue to feel strong aftershocks every
other hour since Wednesday morning,
and many have fled to open fields for
fear of being hit by fallen debris.
The school yards, barangay hall
yards, and the municipal hall grounds
now serve as evacuation centers. We
also put up tents, the Loon mayor
said.
Isolated Towns
Lopez said major roads leading
to Loon-Moalong Bridge, which con-
nects Loon to the municipalities of
Calape and Tubigon, as well as Abatan
Bridge, connecting Loon to Tagbilaran
City remain impassable after they
collapsed.
Compounding the problem of Loon
residents is the lack of electricity. Pow-
er was cut off when the earthquake
struck shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Mobile phone services, however, have
been restored.
In Maribojoc town, Bohol, residents
appealed to their relatives outside
the province to contact authorities
because rescue and relief operations
have not reached the town after it was
isolated from the mainland following
the collapse of the towns major bridge.
The relatives then turn to Facebook to
appeal to authorities for help.
There are trapped bodies that
have not been retrieved yet and sever-
al injured persons have not been given
medical aid as of yet, one Facebook
post stated.
Rollynson Mosqueda, a resident of
Barangay San Roque, said the towns
church was completely destroyed and
no help from the province has arrived
as of yesterday.
We dont have power, we dont
have access to the market, most of
our stores are closed and there are
bodies that have not been retrieved,
Mosqueda said, adding that the after-
shocks continue to scare residents.
Mosqueda said only his house re-
mains standing in his neighborhood of
at least five houses. The other houses
were completely damaged
Supplies Running Low
In Calape town, Mayor Sulpicio
Yu Jr. said food and water supply in
Pangagan Island was running low and
relief operations have not reached the
island as of yesterday morning. He said
only two houses in Barangay Lawis in
the island remain standing, the others
were completely damaged.
There are a lot of injured resi-
dents but there is no medicine for
them. The rice supply in the island is
also fast depleting, said Yu.
Sinkholes Discovered
Aside from the continuous after-
shocks two days after the earthquake,
whats giving residents a big scare is
the discovery of sinkholes in Calape
and Getafe towns shortly after the
powerful earthquake.
The Philippine Institute of Volca-
nology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said
sinkholes are normal occurrences
following a major earthquake.
In Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu cracks
on the ground damaged three build-
ings that housed 21 apartment units.
No one was reported injured. (With a
report from Aaron B. Recuenco)
Bohol Food...
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SC Spokesman Theodore Te
said that Justice Secretary Leila de
Lima has formally inhibited herself
from any participation in the parallel
investigation, leaving the probe to a
dedicated team from the NBI that
she has constituted.
Te said that De Limas inhibition
is due to a contempt and disbarment
proceedings pending against her
before the SC.
The SC also clarified that it has
not yet ordered a life-style check for
members of the judiciary.
Te said that the Chief Justice and
the Ombudsman (Conchita Carpio
Morales) have initiated discussions
on making use of the technical ca-
pability and legal mandate of the
Ombudsman to undertake life-style
checks on members of the judiciary
and court personnel.
These discussions are intended
to look into possible mechanisms for
such life-style checks, Te added.
There were three Maam Ar-
lenes tagged as influence peddlers
in the judiciary. Aside from the CA
SC Decides...
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US Congress...
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Barangay Polls...
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The last-gasp plan will stave off
the most pressing crisis by extending
the US Treasurys borrowing author-
ity until February 7.
The Democratic-led Senate over-
whelmingly passed the measure on
an 81-18 vote, and the Republican-
controlled House followed suit 285
to 144. Obama signed the 35-page bill
just after midnight.
Lawmakers also reached agree-
ment on re-opening shuttered fed-
eral agencies, bringing hundreds of
thousands of furloughed employees
back to work and funding govern-
ment through January 15.
Taking the podium in the White
House briefing room on Wednesday
night, Obama said that with final
congressional passage, We can
begin to lift this cloud of uncertainty
and unease from our businesses and
from the American people.
Hopefully next time it wont be
in the 11th hour. Weve got to get out
of the habit of governing by crisis,
Obama said. But he also warned that
Washington must stop governing by
crisis.
While the deal was welcomed
on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones
Industrial Average and the broader
S&P 500 index up almost 1.4 percent,
the signs of a close-to-humiliating,
last-minute bid to avert possible
global economic turmoil were plain
to see.
The International Monetary
Funds managing director Christine
Lagarde, who over the past week
had pleaded with US lawmakers to
come to their senses, praised them
for taking the necessary step of
lifting the debt ceiling.
He issued the warning as the nine-
day campaign officially starts today.
The Comelec, in Resolution No.
9715, set the campaign period from
October 18 to 26.
Brillantes said violation of cam-
paign rules shall constitute an elec-
tion offense, which carries a penalty
of disqualification from public office,
removal of right to vote, and one to
six years imprisonment.
We will be as strict as we were in
the May elections, he said.
The poll body reminded candi-
dates to follow the campaign rules
such as the common poster area.
The Comelec said campaign ma-
terials must be posted in common
poster areas located in public places
such as plazas, markets, and baran-
gay centers.
Candidates, however, may post
any lawful propaganda material in
private places as long as it has the
consent of the owner.
Considered as lawful campaign
materials are pamphlets, leaflets,
cards, decals, stickers, or other writ-
ten or printed materials the size of
which do not exceed 8 1/2 inches
in width and 14 inches in length;
handwritten or printed letters urg-
ing voters to vote for or against any
particular political party or candidate
for public office; and cloth, paper or
cardboard posters not exceeding two
by three feet.
Just follow the rules. The rules
are there, Brillantes said.
Meanwhile, Metropolitan Manila
Development Authority (MMDA)
Chairman Francis Tolentino said the
Comelec has approved his request to
regulate the use of major thorough-
fares in Metro Manila for campaign
motorcades, caravans, rallies, and
other election-related activities for
the barangay elections.
The major roads covered by the
resolution are: EDSA, C-5, Quezon
Avenue, Marcos Highway, Common-
wealth Avenue, Espaa Boulevard, E.
Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Ramon Mag-
saysay Avenue, President Quirino
Avenue, Aurora Boulevard, Ortigas
Avenue, Shaw Boulevard, MIA Road,
Domestic Road, Andrews Avenue,
South Super Highway, Taft Avenue,
Roxas Boulevard, Araneta Avenue,
A. H. Lacson Street, Rizal Avenue,
Katipunan Avenue, and A. Bonifacio
Avenue.
Aquino flew to the capital of South
Korea for a two-day state visit upon
the invitation of President Park.
He is the first state guest of Korea
since President Park assumed office
last February. He left Manila at 7:40
a.m. yesterday on a chartered flight.
Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa,
Jr. said the government allocated
P12-million for the visit.
We have deep ties with South Ko-
rea for the past few decades and we
appreciate the hospitality and invita-
tion for the first state visit under the
term of President Park, President
Aquino said.
The first memorandum of under-
standing, signed between Philippines
Department of National Defense and
Koreas Ministry of National Defense,
seeks to promote friendly military
ties between the two countries in ac-
cordance with the principles of equal-
ity, reciprocity, and mutual benefit.
The two nations will exchange
defense-related experience and
information and visits by military
personnel and experts.
Under the second agreement, the
Philippine Sports Commission and
Koreas Ministry of Culture, Sports,
and Tourism agreed to encourage the
exchange of experts, specialists, and
technicians in the field of sports.
The third agreement involves a
$80.4-million (P3.2-billion) loan pack-
age extended by the Export-Import
Bank of Korea-Economic Develop-
ment and Cooperation Fund (KEXIM-
EDCF) to the Philippine Department
of Finance for the Integrated Di-
saster Risk Reduction and Climate
Change Adaptation in low-lying areas
of Pampanga Bay project.
President Aquino is expected to
return to Manila late Friday night.
Order Of Kalantiao
Meanwhile, Philippine-born Jas-
mine Bacurnay Lee, who became the
first naturalized Korean to earn a seat
in the National Assembly, will be con-
ferred the Order of Lakandula with
rank of Officer by President Benigno
S. Aquino III on Friday. The award-
ing ceremony will be held during the
Presidents meeting with the Filipino
community at the Lotte Hotel here.
PH, Korea ...
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West Valley...
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The governor made the call after
a meeting among representatives of
concerned agencies the other day
at the Provincial Engineers Office,
here, where they discussed the worst
case scenario and emergency ac-
tion plans if a powerful earthquake
wrecks Angat Dam.
After a meeting a multi-agency at
the Bulacan Capitol last Wednesday,
Alvarado said experts are set to in-
spect the structural integrity of Angat,
Bustos, and Ipo Dams, all located in
Bulacan.
Office of Civil Defense Central Lu-
zon Director Josefina Timoteo led the
meeting with representatives from the
provincial povernment of Bulacan, the
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical,
and Astronomical Services Administra-
tion (PAGASA), the National Disaster
Risk Reduction Management Office
(NDRRMC), the Provincial Disaster
Risk Reduction Management Office
(PDRRMC), the Office of Civil Defense
3; and the operators of the three dams,
namely, the Manila Waterworks and
Sewerage System (MWSS), the Na-
tional Power Corporation (Napocor)
and the National Irrigation Administra-
tion (NIA) said.
The Office of Civil defense is con-
stantly coordinating with the different
concerned agencies in formulating
emergency action plans in a case an
overwhelming natural disaster in
this case a powerful earthquake that
could break Angat dam occurred,
Timoteo said.
In calling the attention of the na-
tional government, Alvarado tagged
Angat Dam a ticking time bomb that
could explode any time.
He said there have been delays in
the rehabilitation of the 44-year-old
dam which needs to be fortified to
withstand powerful earthquakes espe-
cially since it lies on a fault line.
In 2001, the Japan International
Cooperation Agency (JICA) had ap-
proved a P500-million grant in aid to
the government for the repair and
improvement of the Angat Afterbay
Regulatory Dam (AARD) in Bustos,
Bulacan, NIA said.
Meanwhile, a new risk map es-
timated that the cost of damage in
buildings in a 7.2-magnitude earth-
quake event along the West Valley
Fault System could reach P2.4 tril-
lion.
The estimated building dam-
age include 1,100 hectares of floor
area with collapsed structures, and
probable death of 37,054 persons in
Metro Manila and five area of Rizal
province.
According to Phivolcs Administra-
tor Dr. Renato Solidum said the cov-
erage of the latest study is different
from the Metro Manila Earthquake
Earthquake Impact Reduction Study
(MMEIRS) conducted in 2004 be-
cause the later focused on the politi-
cal boundary Metro Manila only.
The MMEIRS was conducted by
the Japan International Cooperation
Agency (JICA), Metropolitan Manila
Development Authority (MMDA) and
Phivolcs was based on the 2000 official
statistics of approximately 10 million
Filipinos.
clerk IV, the other Arlenes are an
employee of a big businessman in
the Visayas and former staff of a
Manila City hall official, and a former
Malacaang official.
Published reports likened the
court-fixing activities of Maam
Arlene to those of Janet Lim Napoles
in the P10 billion alleged misuse of
the Priority Development Assistance
Fund (PDAF).
But Marquez said the alleged
activities of Maam Arlene could
not be likened to that of Napoles in
the PDAF since this does not involve
public funds and is a case of graft
and corruption that should be inves-
tigated and prosecuted.
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LOS ANGELES (AP)
Adrian Gonzalez hom-
ered twice to lead the Los
Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4
victory over the Cardi-
nals on Wednesday that
trimmed St. Louis lead to
3-2 in the National League champion-
ship series.
Zack Greinke gave a stellar pitch-
ing performance while Carl Crawford
and A.J. Ellis also hit home runs for
the Dodgers, who rediscovered their
power stroke just in time to save their
season. They held in the ninth, when
St. Louis scored twice off closer Ken-
ley Jansen before he struck out pinch-
hitter Adron Chambers
with two on to end it.
The best-of-seven
series shifts back to St.
Louis for Game 6 on Fri-
day night, when ace Clay-
ton Kershaw is scheduled
to start for the Dodgers against rookie
Michael Wacha.
When those two squared off in
Game 2, the Cardinals won 1-0 on an
unearned run.
Desperate to avoid elimination, the
Dodgers brought in some Hollywood
star power for pregame introductions.
Will Ferrell announced their lineup
and lent a comic spin to each players
name, capping it by introducing Grein-
ke as ``todays winning pitcher.
Greinke got into a bases-loaded jam
in the first inning but escaped with no
damage. From there, he pitched seven
strong innings and even delivered an
RBI single.
The Cardinals also led last years
NLCS 3-1 before losing three straight
games to the eventual World Series
champion San Francisco Giants.
TIGERS 7, RED SOX 3
In Detroit, a revamped Detroit
lineup beat Boston Red Sox 7-3 on
Wednesday to even the American
League Championship Series at 2-2.
Torii Hunter had a two-run double
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 4
(St. Louis leads series, 3-2)
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 7, Boston 3
(Series tied 2-2)
CHICAGO (AP) Derrick Rose
scored 22 points in his long-awaited re-
turn to the United Center court to lead
the Chicago Bulls to a 96-81 preseason
victory over the Detroit Pistons on
Wednesday night.
The way Rose was dominating, it
was hard to believe nearly 18 months
had passed since he suited up for a
game in this arena. The explosiveness
was back after he spent last season re-
covering from knee surgery, and when
he wasnt finishing drives, the former
MVP was hitting his free throws.
He got a thunderous ovation during
the pregame introductions and pro-
ceeded to put on a show, scoring 18 in
the first half. He had the crowd chant-
ing MVP! MVP! at the end of the sec-
ond quarter after he froze Peyton Siva
with a wicked crossover and flipped the
ball in off the glass with his body con-
torted before burying the free throw to
complete the three-point play.
Rose hit 6 of 9 shots and was 9 for
10 on free throws over 22 minutes af-
ter missing the previous game against
Washington in Rio de Janeiro because
of soreness in his surgically repaired
left knee.
Carlos Boozer added 10 points and
11 rebounds. Joakim Noah had two
points and eight rebounds after miss-
ing the first three preseason games be-
cause of a strained right groin.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led De-
troit with 18 points, but this night was
all about Rose.
He hadnt played at the United Cen-
ter since April 28, 2012, when the Bulls
worst nightmare unfolded near the end
of a playoff-opening victory over Phila-
delphia. There was Rose coming to a
jump stop and crumbling to the floor
with about 1:20 left in a game that was
out of reach, a torn anterior cruciate
ligament ending his season and send-
ing top-seeded Chicago to a first-round
exit.
His recovery became a running
soap opera last season, and it only es-
calated after he returned to practice in
midseason.
Should he return? Should he sit out
the season?
Rose and the Bulls never publicly
ruled out a return, so the debate raged
on. His image took a hit in some corners
as the Bulls clawed their way through
injuries and illnesses on the way to 45
wins and a second-round playoff exit,
but none of that seemed to matter on
Wednesday.
When the PA announcer bellowed
before the game, From Chicago! No. 1,
Derrick Rose! a deafening roar echoed
through the arena. There was a loud
cheer when Rose caught an outlet pass
from Boozer after a miss by Detroits
Andre Drummond on the games first
shot, and they were screaming again
moments later when Rose scored off a
feed from Noah. He added a neat layup,
pumping in midair and drawing a few
oohs and ahs from the crowd, and
scored eight points before heading to
the sideline with 3:59 left in the first
quarter.
Cagayan is just a win away from
completing a rare feat in the history of
Shakeys V-League, and coach Nestor
Pamilar is hoping they will be the first
team to do it.
No team has ever won a conference
by a sweep since the birth of the league
10 years ago, and the Rising Suns are
just determined to go for the Sweet
16.
So far they have won 15 straight
games, including their tense-filled
Game 1, 26-24, 25-11, 23-25, 11-25, 15-12,
last Tuesday.
So expect them to go all-out in Game
2 of their best-of-three title series on
Sunday to complete their dominating
performance in the Shakeys V-League
Season 10 Open Conference.
If they allow the title to slip away
from their hands, they would end up as
a big laughingstock.
Thats the reason why Pamilar is
doing everything to further improve
their chemistry which he said will play
a big factor in their bid to end the series
on Sunday.
Still, Pamilar is not discounting the
possibility of a big comeback by Smart
on Sunday.
Malakas ang Smart. Hindi naging
madali yung mga panalo namin sa ka-
nila, said Pamilar moments after their
Game 1 victory before some 5,000 fans
Bastat hindi mawala yung chem-
istry at teamwork namin, may chance
talaga kami na manalo, said Pamilar.
In Game 1, Cagayan dominated
Smart by posting more attack points,
54-51, and more blocks, 8-5.
ALMATY, Kazakhstan
London Olympian Mark An-
thony Barriga outclassed 2011
SEA Games silver medalist
Ngoc Tan Huynh of Vietnam
to pull off a unanimous deci-
sion in the AIBA World Boxing
Championships here Wednes-
day.
Giving up at least three
inches in height, the diminutive
Barriga scored on crisp coun-
ter punches and solid left straights
against the charging Vietnamese to
notch the second win for Team Philip-
pines in the tournament.
The 20-year-old Panabo pride also
used his vaunted speed and footwork
to defuse Ngocs reach advantage.
Barriga, a two-time gold medalist
of the Sydney Jackson Tournament in
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, however, faces
a tougher foe in Yosvani Veitia Soto of
Cuba in the next round.
The 21-year-old Cuban
champion lost to Chinas
vaunted light flyweight Zhou
Shiming in the London Olym-
pics but many thought he
was robbed of victory.
Soto is a seasoned in-
ternationalist, having been
a World Series of Boxing
(WSB) campaigner and has
won tournaments in Kazakh-
stan, Bulgaria, Mexico and
others.
The Cuban is ranked No. 5 in the
tournament.
OK lang yon, said Barriga. Pare-
ho lang naman kami nag ensayo at na-
kita ko na naman ang laro niya. Pagha-
handaan ko na lang siya nang mabuti.
Kondisyon din naman tayo.
Barrigas win was a fitting follow
up to flywweight Roldan Boncales de-
molition of Guatemalan Olympian Ed-
die Barillas Monday.
A total of 7,500 runners are expect-
ed to participate in the 2nd Energen
Family Run that will be held in three
separate dates and venues.
The first is on Oct. 27 at the Boni-
facio Global City in Taguig; the second
on Nov. 17 at Abreeza Mall and the
last will be on Dec. 8 at Park Mall in
Mandaue City, Cebu.
Categories are 3K, 5K, and 10K.
Registration fees are P200 for 3K, P300
for 5K and P400 for 10K inclusive of
singlet and Energen loot bags.
Interested participants from Ma-
nila have until Oct. 21 to register
at Fitness and Athletics (Bonifacio
Global City) and at Chris Sports (Fes-
tival Mall, Glorietta, SM Megamall, SM
North, SM Mall of Asia). Last day for
Davao runners to register is on Nov. 10
at Chris Sports (Abreeza Mall and SM
Lanang), while the Cebu participants
have until Dec. 1 to register at Chris
Sports (SM Cebu and Ayala Mall).
Fans Roar as D-Rose Returns
Scores 22 to Power Bulls Past Pistons
Greinke, Dodgers Outlast
Cardinals, Extend Series
Cagayan Eyes Sweet 16 in Shakeys V-L
By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA
Energen Fun Run Slated
Barriga Too Much
for Vietnamese Foe
and Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs
for the Tigers, who host Game 5 on
Thursday before the series moves back
to Boston for the final two games.
Detroit manager Jim Leyland
dropped Austin Jackson to eighth in
the batting order and moved everyone
else up a place, and it paid dividends
as Jackson drew a bases-loaded walk
off Jake Peavy for the first run of De-
troits five-run second inning.
It just helped me relax, Jackson
said. That was the goal. To get me to
relax a little, be patient get a good pitch
and let the rest take care of itself.
Tigers starter Doug Fister allowed
one run in six innings as the hosts
hung on to an early lead, having blown
a 5-0 advantage in Game 2.
The spate of bombings across Myan-
mar the past few days has earned the at-
tention of the Philippine Olympic Com-
mittee (POC) which is sending more
than 200 athletes to the Dec. 11 to 22
Southeast Asian Games,
The news of the bombings didnt sur-
prise POC president Jose Peping Co-
juangco, who had earlier been informed
by the Philippine embassy officials in
Yangon (the former capital) about the
political atmosphere in the country.
Although Myanmar is starting to
open up to the Western world and lure
foreign investors, the country remains a
volatile place owing to its turbulent his-
tory.
The embassy (in Myanmar) had
told us about this (things) in the past,
said Cojuangco.
Despite the violence, Cojuangco is
not pulling out from the event and in fact
even sent POC first vice president Joey
Romasanta to attend a major meeting
there during the weekend.
Two people have been killed during
the series of explosions caused by home-
made bombs and the organizers of the
Myanmar SEAG have assured every-
one that they are handling the situation
well.
The Ministry of Home Affairs will
gather information and make security
(arrangements) for the whole of Nay-
pyitaw, Mandalay and other areas. We
will be (increasing the level) of secu-
rity for the SEA Games not only for
these areas but the whole country. I am
confident security will be (fine) for the
games, Deputy Minister of the Ministry
of Sports Zaw Winn, who is also a mem-
ber of the organizing committee, told
Channel News Asia.
A bomb explosion took place at the
glitzy Traders Hotel in downtown Yan-
gon on Tuesday night that wounded a
43-year-old American woman. Similar
explosions also happened in a bus stand,
Chinese restaurant and a commercial
space.
IBA, Zambales Ludovico de la
Cruz became the first double gold med-
alist in athletics after topping the 400
meters and 110m hurdles yesterday in
the Batang Pinoy Luzon leg at the Zam-
bales Sports Complex here.
A native of Umingan, Pangasinan,
De la Cruz ruled the 400m in 53.76 sec-
onds before topping the 110m hurdles
in 15.3sec.
Confident akong mananalo ako
dahil four months akong nag-training,
said De la Cruz, who is set to anchor his
team in the 4x400m relay.
His feat enabled him to join the dou-
ble-gold winners club founded by Mau-
rice Sacho Ilustre, Mark Aubrey San-
tos, Kirsten Chloe Daos, Anna Althea
Articona and Jose Akiva Carino who all
triumphed in swimming.
Ilustre, top bet of University of the
East, lived up to his billing by reigning
in the 200m butterfly in 2 minutes and
20.02sec to follow up his earlier victory
in the 400m fly.
Santos collected his second gold
in the 100m freestyle (1:04.07); Daos
ruled the girls 200m fly (2:27.75) for her
second victory; and Articona added a
second gold after she and teammates
Nicole Meah Pamintuan, Josefa Sophia
Agoncillo and Djulia Patricia Brion won
the 4x200m medley relay.
Carino and his teammates pre-
vailed in the 4x200m boys medley relay
(2:08:94) after earlier ruling the 200m
backstroke (2:23:30).
Pangasinan dominated athletics
courtesy of Mark Conrad Manipon in
javelin (46.63m); Marvin Manuel in
1500m (04:19); and Keith Mario Quizo
high jump (1.75m). CLYDE MARIANO
Pangasinan
Bet Shines
Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose goes for a layup against Detroit Pistons Greg Monroe during
their NBA preseason game Wednesday in Illinois. Rose scored 22 points as the Bulls
won, 96-81.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Adrian Gonzalez
watches his solo
home run in the third
inning against the St.
Louis Cardinals. (AP)
Myanmars Bombings
a Cause of Alarm
BARRIGA
Members of the triumphant La Consolacion-Manila Blue Royals headed by coach Bong
dela Cruz, MVP winner Jimmy Brown and lawyer Jose Yayen (left) celebrate after winning
the recent Interscholastic Athletic Association mens basketball tournament. The Blue
Royals unseated defending champion Philippine Merchant Marine School after sweeping
the best-of-three title series, 2-0. This years ISAA president is Ruel dela Rosa of Manila
Tytana College.
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Game Today
(Mall of Asia Arena)
8 p.m. Petron vs San Mig Coffee (Game 4)
BEST-OF-7 SERIES
Game 1: Petron 100, San Mig 84
Game 2: San Mig 100, Petron 93
Game 3: Petron 90, San Mig 68
The San Mig Coffee Mixers had 48
hours to put behind them Wednesdays
Game 3 debacle.
Whether that were enough to head
off an impending disaster is something
Petron Blaze will put to a severe test to-
day when it is determined if the PLDT-
Telpad PBA Governors Cup Finals will
proceed as a duel to the death or a walk
in the park.
Game 4 of the best-of-7 champion-
ship series unfolds at 8 p.m. at the Mall
of Asia Arena, with the Boosters, who
are seeking their franchise 20th PBA
title, gunning for a 3-1 lead against a
suddenly mediocre-looking finals op-
ponent.
San Mig will be hard-pressed to
shake off the tag.
After leading for three quarters
in Game 1 and then suffering an inex-
plicable meltdown in a 100-84 loss, the
Mixers redeemed themselves with
steely resolve in Game 2, 100-93, to level
the series and inject hope that the title
showdown will go down the wire de-
spite the Boosters powerhouse lineup
and reputation.
But came that blowout loss two
days ago, which was more of a repeat of
the opener except on a wider scale. And
everything came crashing down for the
Mixers.
While Petron didnt drop any 41-
point fourth quarter bomb this time, the
Boosters did wipe out all resistance in
the first half after spraying the Mixers
with seven three-point shots on the way
to a 55-30 halftime lead.
The Mixers were outscored, 27-10,
in the second period and managed just
33 percent (12 of 36) from the field in the
first 24 minutes.
Understandably, San Mig is in a hur-
ry to get over the catastrophic defeat.
Were gonna throw this game out
the window and focus on the next one,
vowed Mixers coach Tim Cone. Asked
what specifically went wrong, Cone
said, Nothing specific, everything just
went wrong.
Taking the blame for the setback,
Cone said we knew we had to be firing
on all cylinders against this team and
we didnt prepare the players enough
for this game.
Both teams started at breakneck
speed. But while Petron rocketed on
from 11-all, San Mig coughed and sput-
tered against the Boosters asphyxiat-
ing D, falling behind 28-20 in the first
quarter and eventually getting run
over.
The Mixers got nothing going from
their key players to stop the bleeding,
with Marqus Blakely scoring 8 of his 17
in the third quarter before getting shut
down in the fourth.
San Mig missed 13 of 15 three-point
attempts, with James Yap going 0 for 3,
Joe Devance 0 for 2, Alex Mallari 1 for
4, and Blakely himself 0 for 2. Again the
Mixers got markedly more free throws
28 to 8, but they missed 14 (8 by Blakely)
and were outscored in second-chance
points, 17-11.
Petron hardly missed the services
of ace point guard Alex Cabagnot, who
watched the game in crutches to take
the load off the inflamed plantar fas-
ciitis (ligament) in the sole of his right
foot.
Gee Abanilla, the Petron coach, said
that while he doesnt want to aggravate
Cabagnots injury, his immediate re-
turn would be most welcome.
Hes day-to-day as of now but were
hoping hed come back ASAP, Abanilla
said.
Neither reserve is saying a word.
But with the way relievers Paolo Hu-
balde (9 points) and Dennis Miranda
(2 three-pointers) stepped in to fill the
void at the No. 1 spot (Petron dished
off 20 assists to San Migs 18), Cabag-
not could probably take all the rest he
needs this series.
The performance he had during
the first two conferences of the sea-
son, and to the kind of game June Mar
Fajardo of Petron Blaze is dishing out
in the ongoing PBA Governors Cup
Finals showdown, its hard not to rec-
ognize his improvements.
He improved by leaps and bounds.
Ang laki talaga ng improvement
ni June Mar, nado-dominate nya yung
shaded lane, said San Mig Coffees
6-foot-5 forward Marc Pingris, who
had to defend his taller and heftier Gi-
las Pilipinas teammate at times.
Noong Philippine Cup, medyo
natutulak ko pa si June Mar e, pero
ngayon iba na, medyo mahirap na,
added Pingris.
Fajardo, a former University of
Cebu standout, was selected No. 1
overall by the Boosters in the PBA
Rookie Draft last year, but after a few
games he was sidelined due to an in-
jured scrotum. He finished the Philip-
pine Cup with an average of 10.6 points
and nine rebounds.
In the Commissioners Cup, Fajar-
dos he tallied 10.4 points average and
7.1 rebounds.
Rain or Shines 6-foot-6 center Beau
Belga, tasked to guard the 23-year-old
Fajardo in the semifinals of the Gover-
nors Cup, said that their Gilas Pilipi-
nas stint was one of the reasons that
helped the Cebuano native improve.
Mas alam na nya nagyon kung
paano gamitin yung size nya. Kasi
hindi lang matangkad si June Mar, ta-
lagang solid yung katawan. Kasi kahit
ako masasabi ko na hirap din sa kanya
pagdating sa banggaan e, said Belga.
Before nung first two conferenc-
es, kapag binangga mo sya hindi lala-
ban yan. Pero ngayon, hindi naman sa
gumaganti sya kapag binangga, pero
mas alam na nya kung paano niya
magagamit yung size advantage niya.
So maski banggain mahirap, added
Belga.
Fajardo increased his numbers
from the elimination round, to the
semifinal stage and in the finals, rea-
son why he was able to contend for the
Best Player of the Conference (BPC)
and made it to the Top 10 in the overall
stats this season.
In the eliminations, Fajardo
normed only 9.3 points (5th in the
team), with 8.6 rebounds and 2.0 shot
blocks, although his scoring jumped
to 14.8 points (3rd in the team) in the
Final Four against Rain or Shine with
12.5 rebounds (1st in the team) and 1.5
shot blocks (tied with Arwind Santos.
Fajardo had 20 points and eight
boards in a 101-94 quarterfinal win ver-
sus Barangay Ginebra.
In the ongoing finals against San
Mig Coffee, Fajardo continued to im-
prove as he averaged 15.6 points and
10.3 rebounds as he held his ground
against Pingris and the other frontline
players of the Mixers like Rafi Reavis
and Yancy de Ocampo.
In Game 1 of the championship, Fa-
jardo had best play of the game when
he got the ball right in the middle of
the lane, dribbled once then soared for
a tomahawk dunk that posterized San
Mig import Marqus Blakely.
SILANG, Cavite Upstaged by
Gerald Rosales in the first round,
Mhark Fernando redeemed himself by
firing a three-under 68 to take a three-
stroke lead over a charging Marvin
Dumandan and steady Edward Reyes
halfway through the P2.5 million ICTSI
Riviera Classic yesterday at the Rivi-
era Golf and Country Club here.
With the dreaded par-71 Langer
course still proving as tough as ever
in benign condition, Fernando pulled
off another big recovery after another
faulty start, hitting three birdies at the
back that anchored his 35-33 card for a
36-hole aggregate of four-under 138.
Theres wind but not as strong
thats why I was able to score, said
Fernando, who improved a bit with
a bogey on the par-4 No. 1, which he
double-bogeyed in the first round of
the 72-hole championship organized
by Pilipinas Golf Tournaments, Inc.
Wednesday.
Like in the opener where he fought
back to shoot a 70, the former national
champion rebounded with a mix of
pars and birdies, finishing with a flour-
ish and moving 36 holes away from
duplicating his victory here five years
ago as an amateur.
I also got lucky to set up a num-
ber of birdie chances since its tough to
make a birdie here, added Fernando.
Rosales bogeyed the last three
holes and hobbled with a five-over 76.
He thus dropped to joint fifth with two
others. .
The former Philippine Open
champion quickly stormed out of the
clubhouse after signing his score-
card, which showed four more bogeys
against only two birdies.
Dumandan, meanwhile, flashed his
familiarity with the ravine-laced layout
as the former club pro rattled off five
birdies at the back for a fiery 31 and
a 66 after an opening 75, moving past
24 players and into joint second with
Reyes at 141.
Reyes, out to better a career-best
runner-up finish to Miguel Tabuena at
ICTSI Sherwood last March, birdied
the par-3 No. 17 to salvage a 73 and a
spot in todays featured flight in this
13th leg of the circuit sponsored by
International Container Terminal Ser-
vices, Inc.
The pins were a lot of tougher to-
day, said Reyes, who made three bird-
ies from close range to negate three
bogeys but dropped two strokes on No.
11 which he birdied Wednesday, after
overshooting the green twice.
CANLUBANGA, Laguna Rupert
Zaragosa and Gen Nagai bested their
respective rivals yesterday to arrange
a title clash in the NGAPs Philippine
Amateur Match Play championship
presented by the MVP Sports Founda-
tion here.
Zaragosa built an early lead against
Gabriel Manotoc and never looked back,
posting an impressive 5&4 victory at Can-
golfs South course for the first final seat
in the event forming part of the PLDT
Amateur Golf tour and backed by Pan-
cake House, Golf Depot and Pacsports.
Nagai, on the other hand, rallied
from a 3-down deficit in the front nine
to repulse burly JP de Claro, 2&1, and
advance to the title match for the first
time in his youg career.
Its going to be an interesting
match, the 15-year-old Zaragosa, the
2011 champion, said. I think it could
boil down to whoever putts well.
Zaragosa won the first two holes af-
ter going one-under in that stretch be-
fore bloating his lead to four going into
the back nine.
Nagai, a member of the two-time
reigning PAL Interclub champion Cebu
Country Club squad, pitched in from
about 20 yards for birdie on No. 16 to go
1-up, before De Claro three-putted the
17th green to lose.
Meanwhile, the top two seeds in the
ladies draw were both shown the door,
with Mikhaela Fortuna posting a 1-up
victory over No. 1 Daniella Uy.
Fortuna clashes for the title with Fe-
licia Medalla, who took out the second-
ranked Bernice Ilas-Olivares, 3&2.
Both finals matches are scheduled
over 18 holes today.
Zaragosa, Nagai Forge Title Clash
Mhark Fires 68, Wrests
3-Shot Lead in Riviera
Pride Wounded, Mixers Eye Rebound
By TITO S. TALAO
Fajardo Blazes A
Trail for Petron
By WAYLON GALVEZ
By WAYLON GALVEZ
The Philippine Olympic Commit-
tees (POC) ambitious project of host-
ing the centennial celebration of the
Asian Games featuring international
sports officials in a three-day social
gathering may not be held for lack of
funds.
The event has been scheduled in
Boracay from Nov. 27-29 and the POC
said the hosting expenditure will reach
P100 million.
POC president Jose Peping Co-
juangco said yesterday the budget for
the affair has not been delivered and
said he would not proceed if the affair
will be underfunded.
Part of the program will include in-
viting a top South Korean pop star to
provide entertainment to the guests
who are coming to celebrate the found-
ing of the Asian Games 100 years ago.
The event will also hold the gener-
al assembly of the Olympic Council of
Asia and the guests will top 400 people
that will include members of royalty.
The POC will shoulder their hotel
expenses amounting to P30 million.
I dont want something that is
haphazardly prepared, said Cojuang-
co, who was expecting financial assis-
tance from Pagcor, the Department of
Tourism and The Department of Trade
and Industry. The Philippine Sports
Commission (PSC) is also expected to
chip in what has been described as the
POCs biggest project that does not in-
volve sports competition.
Fearing that the Philippines will be
put in a bad light if it proceeds with a
project that will not meet international
standards, Cojuangco said if the funds
dont come in, he will be forced to can-
cel the affair.
This is not for me, but for the
country, he said.
With funds in short supply, Co-
juangco took his case to the House
of Representatives in a meeting with
lawmakers during a Youth and Sports
dialogue last Wednesday.
POCs R100 M
Project in Peril
By NICK GIONGCO
MHARK FERNANDO
San Mig Coffee forward Marc Pin-
gris was man enough to admit that they
played without direction during Game
3 of their best-of-seven title series in
the Governors Cup last Wednesday.
The game plan was laid out clearly
by coach Tim Cone, Pingris said, but it
was not followed.
Nagkanya-kanya kami pati de-
pensa, walang sistema. Kasi ang pan-
git sa amin, kung pangit yung depensa
namin pangit din opensa namin. Ga-
nun kami. Kapag maganda naman ang
depensa, maganda rin ang opensa,
said Pingris.
So the result was an embarrassing
90-68 defeat for the Mixers. Not only
that, it also gave Petron a 2-1 lead in
their best-of-seven title series.
Pingris said their blowout loss
should not be blamed on Cone.
Wala na sa coaching staff yan,
talagang nasa aming mga players na.
Gawin lang namin siguro yung sina-
sabi ni coach, sundin lang namin. Kasi
minsan natatakam kami e. Yun yung
problema namin, yung natatakam,
drive ng drive, tira ng tira, said Pin-
gris.
As a result, the Boosters outscored
the Mixers, 27-10, to take a command-
ing 55-30 lead at halftime. They failed
to recover senses after that jolt.
At one time, the lead ballooned to
30 (77-47), giving Petron coach Gee
Abanilla the confidence to field sel-
dom-used Paolo Hubalde.
The son of former PBA MVP win-
ner alternated with Denok Miranda
in orchestrating the teams attack.
The two got extended minutes due
to the absence of injured Alex Caba-
gnot (Plantar
Fasciitis) and
Chico Lanete
(hamstring).
A s i d e
from chaotic
plays, San
Mig reinforce-
ment Marqus
Blakely the
Best Import
winner said
they were no
match to the
intensity of the Boosters.
We didnt match their intensity
from the jump, we didnt execute well.
Thats all I can say really, Blakely
said as he recorded 17 points on 6-of-
16 shooting from the field while adding
10 rebounds with four of the teams 14
turnovers.
We Played Without
Direction Pingris
Petron Blaze center June Mar Fajardo has shown lots of improvements this conference as
he averages 15.6 points and 10.3 rebounds in the ongoing PBA Governors Cup Finals.
MARC PINGRIS
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US Borrowing
PARIS (AFP) Trading in US
government debt took the last-
minute US budget deal in its
stride early on Thursday when
treasury bond yields were
slightly lower than before the
agreement. The bond market
did not push down borrowing
rates for the United States
sharply in the light of the last-
ditch deal, which analysts
had largely anticipated even
though trading on markets on
Wednesday had been nervous.
The interest rate or yield on
benchmark 10-year Treasury
bonds was at 2.643 percent,
down from 2.663 percent late
on Wednesday in trading on
the secondary market for debt
already issued. The three-month
rate, which had risen markedly
as the deadlock dragged on into
the last hours before a deadline
for the agreement, also eased
slightly to 0.09 percent from
0.11 percent before the
settlement.
China FDIs
BEIJING (DJ) -- China attracted
$8.8 billion of foreign direct
investment (FDI) in September-
-up 4.9% on the year, the
Ministry of Commerce said in
a statement on Thursday. The
fgure was just below Augusts
$8.38 billion, which was up
0.62% on the year.
FDI in the January-September
period rose 6.2% on year to
$88.6 billion.

Nestls Sales
GENEVA (AP) Food and drink
giant Nestl SA has posted a
4 percent increase in sales of
dozens of its household name
brand products for the frst nine
months of 2012. The Vevey,
Switzerland-based company
says it had sales of 68.4 billion
Swiss francs ($74.5 billion)
through September, up from
a restated 65.7 billion Swiss
francs during the same period
in 2012. The worlds biggest
food and drink company had
previously reported its nine-
month sales in 2012 as 67.6
billion Swiss francs through
September, up from 60.9 billion
during the same period in 2011.
Quality Challenge

The Department of Trade
and Industry recognized
four outstanding companies
from the manufacturing and
services sectors for embarking
on their quality journey
through the Philippine Quality
Challenge (PQC), a template
for organizational improvement
and performance excellence.
The recipients of the Philippine
Quality Challenge are Hotel
and Spa Essentials, Inc., Global
FoodSolutions, Inc., Linkage to
Excellent Alternative for Non-
Core (LEAN) Processes, Inc.,
and Tri-Phil international, Inc.
Philippine Quality Challenge is
a simplifed self-assessment
and recognition program under
the Philippine Quality Award
program.
77.31
4 10 5 11 8 12 3 9
4 10 5 2 8 3 9 11 12
Market and
Investment
Philippine Stock Exchange
PSEi : 6,560.88 (+77.31 pt s)
Val ue : R8.25 bi l l i on
Vol ume : 4.10 bi l l i on shar es
Gai ner s : 96; Loser s: 57
Unchanged : 37
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Index 15-day movi ng
90.0b
85.0b
18.0b
16.0b
14.0b
12.0b
10.0b
8.0b
6.0b
4.0b
2.0b
28 25 1
Tur nover (peso)
26 2 27
6580
5980
6280
6180
6480
5880
6080
6380
5780
24 28 25 1 26 27
Composite Index (September/October)
News in brief
Local share prices closed above the
6,500 level, spurred by overnight gains
in Wall Street after the US Senate
deal to avoid a default and end a
government shutdown.
The bellwether PSEi ended 77.31
points or 1.19 percent higher at
6,560.88 with all sectors in the green.
A total of 96 stocks advanced against
57 losers while 37 issues were
unchanged. PCCI Securities Brokers
research head James Lago, said
investors were bullish after the US
Senate vote to reopen the federal
government and raise the debt ceiling.
He added that share prices also got a
boost from portfolio-buying, investors
renewed confdence and additional
strong news globally. As may have
been expected, markets reacted
positively to the unfolding events in
Washington. The veil of uncertainty
lifted momentarily, allowing markets a
semblance of optimism to push prices
higher, said Accord Capital Equities
Corporation analyst Justino Calaycay
Jr. He noted though that, the PSEi had
actually gained 4.7 percent since Day
One of the US shutdown and talks
shifted to raising the debt ceiling.
Calaycay said this is because
optimists see it as an opportunity for
the US government (The White House
and the Congress) to come up with a
lasting solution, considering both sides
of the aisle should have learned the
lessons of this near-debacle.
By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT
By JAMES A. LOYOLA
By CHINO S. LEYCO
2012
SEPTEMBER
1
,
8
8
7
2
,
2
2
7
2013
AVID Total Units Sold
(Year-on-Year)
18%
growth
The Philippines consolidated pub-
lic sector debt (CPSD) ratio improved
in the first quarter of the year by three
percentage points, scoring better than
of the countrys regional peers.
Data from the Department of Fi-
nance (DOF) showed that the countrys
CPSD ratio improved to 71.3 percent of
the economy, as measured by its gross
domestic product, from 74.3 percent
in the same period last year. The ratio
was equivalent to P7.7 trillion in public
sector debt.
CPSD represents the total debt
of the national government, Local
Government Units, the 14 Monitored
Government Corporations (MNFGCs),
the countrys Social Security Institu-
tions, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas,
and the three Government Financial
Institutions (GFIs).
It, likewise, represents the net of
the governments holdings of NGs own
debt through the LGUs, state-owned in-
stitutions and the Bond Sinking Fund.
The P7.7-trillion debt, meanwhile,
represents an increase of 2 percent
equivalent to P154.2 billion from the
end-2012 debt of P7.5 trillion. Total
domestic debt of the public sector in-
creased by 5.3 percent to P5.5 trillion
while foreign debt decreased by 5.4
percent to P2.1 trillion.
Non-financial public sector debt
was down by 2.7 percent to P5.4 tril-
lion, equivalent to 50.4 percent of GDP.
This was attributed to the P155.6 billion
decrease in NG debt, lower debt of
LGUs, and also the decrease in both
the domestic and foreign liabilities of
the 14 MNFGCs.
The outstanding debt of the finan-
cial public corporations grew by 5.4
percent to a level of P3.9 trillion. BSP
debt registered an increase of 6.7 per-
cent offset by a decline of 21.3 percent
in the debt of the GFIs from December
2012 level.
General Government
The Association of Vehicle Import-
ers and Distributors (AVID) racked up
yet another month of growth in Sep-
tember, rolling out 2,227 units against
1,887 in September of 2012 for an 18%
increase for the period bringing year
to date sales of imported vehicles to
22,785 units.
The double-digit growth perfor-
mance was spearheaded by the offer-
ings in the passenger car (PC) category,
which sold 1,230 units for a 39% increase
over the same stretch a year ago.
With this tremendous showing,
AVID PCs are now a mere 9% from
regaining its position in the winning
column, while the LCV categorys mo-
mentary supply-stricken hiccup has not
derailed from its stellar performance
thus far in 2013, ending the first nine
months of the year up 25%.
Septembers performance has
further boosted sales of the 7-member
associations year-to-date numbers,
which by at the end of
September stands at
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
(BSP) reported yesterday that as of
end-September, foreign portfolio in-
vestments or hot money increased
six percent year-on-year to $2.8 bil-
lion.
BSP deputy governor Diwa C.
Guinigundo said the recent Moodys
investment grade on Philippine bonds,
which completed the Big 3 credit rat-
ings agencies after Fitch Ratings and
Standard & Poors, encouraged more
investors in pouring funds into the local
financial system.
Remittances also improved by
seven percent (January to August)
and exports to ASEAN is increasing,
Guinigundo said. For the month of
September alone, hot money more
than doubled to $2.6 billion from $1 bil-
lion in August. The BSP in a statement
said this came from a resurgence of
investor confidence due to positive
economic data from China and the
easing geopolitical tensions between
the US and Syria.
It may also be recalled that in-
vestments in August were low due to
hesitancy to invest during the ghost
month (which the Chinese believe to
be unlucky for business) and the short-
ened trading weeks brought about by
holidays, heavy rains and flooding,
noted the BSP.
Data from the BSP showed that
year-on-year, registered investments
rose by 72.1 percent from $1.5 billion
in 2012 in recognition of the countrys
sound macroeconomic fundamentals
and record growth levels achieved in
the first two quarters of
2013.
September Hot Money Surges $2.8B
Imported Cars Grow Double-Digit
Stocks Back At 6,500
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San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is
declaring as property dividend 240.2
million shares, worth P42.75 billion,
of its single biggest shareholder Top
Frontier Investment Holdings Inc. in
preparation for the holding firms list-
ing by way of introduction at the Philip-
pine Stock Exchange (PSE).
Top Frontier is controlled by SMC
president Ramon S. Ang and business-
man Roberto V. Ongpin. SMC, which is
ironically also Top Frontiers biggest
single shareholder, decided to use
the dividend to expand Top Frontiers
shareholder base so it will qualify for a
listing by way of introduction.
In a text message, Ang said, this
(property dividend) is (meant to) ad-
dress crossholding issue.
In a disclosure to the PSE, SMC
said shareholders as of the record date
of November 5, 2013 will be entitled to
the property dividend which will be
paid upon approval by the Securities
and Exchange Commission.
A receiving shareholder will be
entitled to one Top Frontier common
share for every 10 common shares of
SMC owned. The fair market value of
the dividend is P178 per share based
on a valuation report by independent
advisor Punongbayan and Araullo.
No fractional shares will be dis-
tributed while SMC will withhold for
remittance to the Bureau of Internal
Revenue the amount of withholding
taxes due on the dividend.
SMC acquired 49 percent of Top
Frontier in 2010 to be-
come its own biggest
SMC Declares P42.75-B Dividend,
Prepares Top Frontiers PSE Listing
1st Quarter Public Sector Debt Improves
By JAMES A. LOYOLA
HONG KONG (AFP) Asian shares
rose Thursday after US lawmakers
passed a last-minute bill to reopen
the government and raise the
countrys borrowing limit, avoiding a
devastating default that threatened
to spark another global recession.
Tokyo rose 0.83 percent, or 119.37
points, to close at 14,586.51, Seoul
added 0.29 percent, or 6.00 points,
to fnish at 2,040.61, while Sydney
climbed 0.38 percent, or 20.2 points,
to end at 5,283.1. Hong Kong stocks
fell 0.57 percent Thursday, giving
up earlier gains after the US deal to
avert a default, as attention turned
to the upcoming release of July-
September economic growth data.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index
eased 133.45 points to fnish at
23,094.88 on turnover of HK$56.76
billion ($7.32 billion).
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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
deputy Governor Diwa C. Guinigundo
said the US may have temporarily
avoided a federal debt default crisis
which would have plunged the global
financial market to its worse condition
yet, but last weeks market tension will
beset the global markets again.
The US has just avoided what
otherwise could have been a
financial conflagration, com-
mented Guinigundo yesterday.
But we should not treat this as an
open-ended extension of peace time.
The agreement to adjust the debt ceil-
ing will be good only until February
2014.
The local stock market has antici-
pated Washingtons avoidance of a debt
crisis and resolution to the shutdown
impasse and has started to recover
Wednesday and on Thursday, stock
prices rose 1.19 percent or 77.41 points
to 6,560.
Philippine Stock Exchange Index
(PSEi) president and
CEO Hans Sicat said
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Asst. Editor: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT
Editor: LORETO D. CABAES
E-mail: business@mb.com.ph
DAEGU, South Korea Lack in
data transparency which could lead
to pricing manipulation has been
hounding oil markets, according to
global experts.
As the debate continues over is-
sues hurting the energy world and
its consumers, pundits noted that
political and public interest in oil
markets remains high; and such
raises concerns that prices are being
manipulated.
The era has come, according to
experts, when supply and demand
fundamentals could no longer be used
as the standard line in justifying
product cost movements.
Even if some speakers argued
that global oil benchmarks such as
Brent, West Texas Intermediate
(WTI) and those published by media
groups such as Platts of the McGraw
Hill Group are still fair and transpar-
ent in calculating pricing, this has
not necessarily convinced global at-
tendees at the conference as to data
transparency in absolute terms.
According to Edward L. Morse,
managing director and global head
of commodities research at Citi-
group in New York, transparency is
becoming a major issue; especially
with the rise of non-OECD (Overseas
Economic Co-operation and Develop-
ment) economies in the global energy
market.
And as China overtakes the Unit-
ed States as the largest importer of
crude oil, he emphasized that the
rise of non-OECD markets brings
additional challenges in the quality
and transparency of data.
Whether in bigger or smaller en-
ergy markets, lack of transparency
seem to be hounding oil markets. In
the Philippines, in particular, play-
ers in the oil industry have grown
convenient to just citing global price
fluctuations as justifications to pump
cost movements but regard for pub-
lic interest had been getting blurry.
Platts, which sets indices on en-
ergy price movements but has been
enjoining its subscribers to keep
those information as confidential
even if these are treated as pricing
benchmarks among data-user coun-
tries, noted that the bigger question is
making prices more favorable in the
perspective of consumers.
The question is not whether
the price is right. It is whether you
can have policies that can make the
price friendlier towards you (con-
sumers), Jorge Montepeque, Platts
global director of market reporting
has noted.
Within Asia, he concurred that
China needs to take the lead if the
world is going to be more transpar-
ent; noting further that to help
tackle challenges, the US needs to
overcome regulations and prohibi-
tions on the export of crude oil fol-
lowing the boom in shale oil and gas
production in recent years.
He indicated two big trends
that could prompt a change in bench-
marks primarily for Asian markets.
First, the West isnt comfortable with
prices that stand at $110 per barrel,
while demand for Asia is rising fast
and that he said could shift the oil
sectors global landscape.
For Ali Hached, senior adviser to
the Algerian Minister of Energy and
Mining, the rise of Asian demand
is a formidable phenomenon; and
that means we need a benchmark
for Asia.
Another expert Gary King, presi-
dent and chief executive officer of
Tarka Resources and former CEO
of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange,
emphasized though that if change
comes, it may be slow, stressing
further that the oil industry is con-
servative when it comes to changing
practices and adopting new bench-
marks. (MMV)
Go Hotels, the value hotel chain
of Robinsons Land Corporation, is
ramping up its expansion program
with the planned opening of three new
branches to bring the total number of
rooms in the chain to over 1,200.
We are building strategically-
located branches in the Ortigas cen-
tral business district, in Iloilo and
in Butuan, said Go Hotels general
manager Elizabeth D. Gregorio.
She added that these are exciting
times for the Philippine tourism as
the hospitality business open more
outlets, especially in Metro Manila,
in anticipation of the arrival of more
tourists because of the governments
focus on the industry.
Gregorio noted that Go Hotels
expansion is carefully carried out with
the needs of travellers as its top prior-
ity. Thus, Go Hotels Iloilo and Butuan
are located within a Robinsons Malls
complex while the Ortigas branch is
just a couple of minutes walk or stones
throw away from Robinsons Galleria.
Go Hotels Ortigas Center will
serve the growing number of business
travellers and tourists visiting the cen-
tral business district and the malls in
the area, said Gregorio.
On the other hand, the Iloilo branch
beefs-up the chains presence in the
Visayas which already has branches in
Bacolod, Dumaguete, and in Tacloban
while the Butuan branch will serve
businessmen going to the bustling
CARRAGA regional center.
All three new branches will have
restaurants, spa services, transport
service and convenience stores to
cater to the needs and comfort of
guests.
Go Hotels Ortigas Center will
have 198 rooms opening this quarter
while the Butuan branch will have 102
rooms available in the fourth quarter
of 2014.
The Iloilo branch will open in the
first quarter of next year with 167 hotel
rooms making it the chains biggest
branch outside Metro Manila. It will
also have the biggest conference room
among all Go Hotels branches with a
maximum capacity of 100 persons.
This brings the total number of
rooms for the Go Hotels chain to over
1,200 as there are already over 700
rooms now available in the six existing
branches: EDSA-Mandaluyong, Ta-
cloban, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Puerto
Princesa and Otis-Manila.
We will be offering special rates
to guests as a pre-opening treat. All
they need is to check our online book-
ing system at gohotels.ph, Gregorio
said.
Oil Pricing Manipulation
Worrying Experts
Go Hotels Ramps Up Expansion,
Total Rooms To Exceed 1,200
shareholder and solidifying the hold
of existing management over the
conglomerate.
The Board is confident that an
investment by SMC in Top Frontier
is in the long-term interest of the
shareholders of SMC. This invest-
ment will ensure continuity of the
ongoing business operations and
strategic plan of SMC and the sta-
bility of its organization. It is a step
towards broadening the shareholder
base of SMC, said Ang.
Top Frontier is an investment
holding company which initially
owned 857.1 million SMC common
shares or around 26 percent interest
of total outstanding capital stock of
SMC.
SMC chairman Eduardo Co-
juangco, Jr. earlier announced that
BDO Private Bank, Incorporated
expects that a substantial part of the
funds withdrawn in special deposit
accounts (SDAs) will move to unit
investment trust funds (UITFs).
Rafael G. Ayuste, BDO Private
Bank senior vice-president said that
30 percent of the agency accounts and
investment management accounts
(IMA) in SDAs may migrate to UITFs,
which is an alternative investments
product after SDAs.
Ayuste said that after the Bangko
Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) prohibited
retail and institutional investors in
SDA, the funds held by the central
bank now dropped to P1.5 trillion from
its high of P1.9 trillion last July.
Trust entities have until November
30 this year to completely unload their
funds in SDA after their investments
were winded down by 30 percent last
July, a move meant to push out trillions
of liquidity into the financial system.
The government expects the funds
from SDAs will be invested to finance
economic activity and boost growth or
deepen the capital markets.
The BSP also said it expects a pos-
sible shift from SDAs to time deposits,
UITFs and even into government
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securities.
Investing on something can be
risky, complex and challenging. It
is difficult if you have no knowledge
about its advantages, when its the
right time and where to invest your
time and treasure, Ayuste said.
To entice more retail investors, the
Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary
Studies (APAFS) will be holding its
Annual Pacific Region Investment
Conference (PRIC) on November 7
and 8, 2013.
With the PRIC conference, the
goal is to impart knowledge and in-
formation to the people to help them
in areas of financial assistance and
proper investment, Ayuste, who is
also Trust Officers Association of the
Philippines president, said.
APAFS has again partnered with
top financial associations in the Philip-
pines to co-host the PRIC, which will
also serve as an avenue in equipping
finance professionals with standards
of fiduciary care, imparting invest-
ment principles and solidifying the
knowledge of key decision makers in
the industry about investment and the
vitality of fiduciary studies.
SMC...
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he has sold his 11 percent stake in
the diversifying conglomerate to his
trusted friend and SMC president
Ramon S. Ang.
Cojuangco said he is assigning
his SMC stake to Ang, a person in
whom I have full trust and confi-
dence and rightfully deserves utmost
recognition for transforming the
Company into a highly diversified
and profitable business conglomer-
ate.
The shares were granted to Top
Frontier via an Option Agreement
to purchase in 2009. However, Top
Frontier decided to only partially
exercise the option.
Mr. Cojuangco offered the bal-
ance of the Option shares to me and
I accepted primarily for the following
reasons: the San Miguel vision set
by management during my term is
far from being achieved, and; I have
a continuing commitment to ECJ,
the companys stakeholders and
the employees to see through the
realization of this vision in the near
future, Ang said.
The 77-year old Cojuangco added
that, from the time I requested
Ramon to join me in the company,
he has continuously dedicated one
hundred percent of his time and
effort in ensuring the growth of the
San Miguel Group to the benefit of
its shareholders.
Ang has been credited for San
Miguels bold diversification strategy
which reinvented the company from
a conservative food, beverage and
packaging firm into a highly-diversi-
fied and dynamic conglomerate.
SMC now has interests in vital
industries such as power, fuel and oil,
infrastructure, mining, telecommu-
nications, airlines, airports, among
others businesses which promise
to bring in revenues amounting to
about P1 trillion to the group by
2013.
Crisis...
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that even if temporary, the resolution
to the debt ceiling problem and the
US government shutdown has lifted
the dark cloud of uncertainty over
the market.
The most important thing to
say is with the US debt default be-
ing averted it takes away one risk
element from the global capital
market, said Sicat yesterday on
the sidelines of the FinanceAsia
forum Rising Stars of the Philip-
pines. We were talking about the
armageddon scenario (the night
before) so clearly thats not going
to happen.
Si cat tol d reporters that by
taking one major risk element the
local capital market could now
get on with their work. So that
lifts that (concern) over our heads
that can distrupt everything in the
market.
Guinigundo reiterated that the
Philippines have measures or provi-
sions that would help the market ride
out the extremely volatile market
if Washington failed to resolve its
economic concerns. The healthy mar-
ket liquidity and foreign exchange
1st...
(Cont'd from page B-1)
debt, which counts National Govern-
ment Debt net of the governments
holdings of its own debt, is down 3.1
percent from the December 2012
level.
The ratio of General Government
debt to GDP declined to 38.5 percent
from 40.6 percent as of the end of
2012, which Finance Undersecretary
and Chief Economist Gil S. Beltran
lauded as the result of an intelligent
borrowing program.
The benefits of our liability man-
agement program have allowed us to
notch General Government Debt at
only 38.9 percent of GDP. We already
scored more favorably on this metric
than many other economies rated
higher than us and we were able to
drive this down further, Beltran
said.
In fact, our General Government
ratio is now lower than the ASEAN+3
average of 39.4 percent, he added.
The Philippines in 2013 received
upgrades to Investment Grade sta-
tus from the three major credit rating
agencies Fitch Ratings, Standard
and Poors, and most recently by
Moodys Investors Service.
As of March 2013, 28 percent of
total outstanding public sector debt
is owed to foreign creditors and the
remaining 72 percent is owed to do-
mestic creditors.
22,785 units in total, representing a 5%
increase over the 21,763 units sold as
of September 2012.
AVID president Ma. Fe Perez-
Agudo attributed its performance to
the domestic economys continued
growth. She cited the economy for
grabbing international limelight with
yet another investment grade rating
upgrade, this time from Moodys In-
vestor Services.
The noteworthy rating upgrade
rounds out the Philippines trifecta
following same recognition from
Fitch Ratings last March and Stan-
Imported...
(Cont'd from page B-1)
dard and Poors last May.
As the nation soars to investment
grade status, the resurgent Philip-
pine economy is here to stay as an
upgrade consequently leads to higher
investments, lower borrowing costs,
and job creation.
With the upbeat Philippine
economy and improving investor
sentiments, the dynamic business
landscape in the country continues
to be favorable to the automotive
industry. As investments increase
and businesses expand, the renewed
consumer confidence and consider-
able employment opportunities are
set to boost demand for automobiles
and other high value items, Agudo
said.
September...
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Investments in listed securities
in the Philippine Stock Exchange
totaled $1.8 billion or 70.6 percent of
total. About $714 million or 27.5 percent
went into peso-denominated govern-
ment securities and $52 million or two
percent in peso time deposits.
Hot money outflows for the month
rose to $1.9 billion from $1.4 billion
in August, transactions yielded net
inflows of $683 million, higher than the
$402 million recorded a year ago.
The BSP said Singapore, the Unit-
ed Kingdom, the US, Luxembourg and
Hong Kong were the top five investor
countries for the month with combined
share to total of 84.4 percent.
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reserves, and the credit facilities
available to the financial system will
offset the worst impact of the global
financial upheaval.
We might be back to this wait
and see situation (by February),
said Guinigundo. In the interim,
central banks and government hold-
ers of US treasurys will have to make
the necessary adjustment although
difficult and options are not readily
available.
He added, everybody else will
have to brace for a possible heady ride
through market volatilities. Perhaps
we need to prepare truly for a new
normal, or for some people, a new
abnormal. The challenge is really
to get back to higher, more sustain-
able economic growth built without
dependence on excessive financial
leveraging. That will of course require
sustained policy reforms, intensified
oversight of the financial system,
avoidance of asset price inflation,
continued fiscal and monetary policy
coordination.
Sicat, for his part, said that the
short-term solution offers relief.
There is still the US Fed tapering to
contend with but this too has been
diverted.
First of all were probably not
going to have tapering any time soon,
at least not this year. Secondly if they
start to taper it will probably be very
modulated with a lot of communica-
tio. The idea being they dont want to
disrupt the markets.
So what would that mean for us
locally? Again another risk factor taken
away from us, said Sicat.
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By MYRNA M. VELASCO
By EMMIE V. ABADILLA
By LEE C. CHIPONGIAN
Lenddo, the worlds first social-
network based lending platform for
emerging markets, received an ad-
ditional $6 million in funding from
Globe Telecom subsidiary, Kickstart
Ventures and other investors such
as Golden Gate Ventures and Skype
Co-Founder, Toivo Annus, the com-
pany announced yesterday (October
17, 2013).
Even though Southeast Asia is
currently one of the fastest growing
markets in the world, traditional
banks are unwilling or unable to lend
credit to nearly 610 million people.
Hence, Lenddo enables its over
350,000 members to use their online
social connections to build their
creditworthiness and access local
financial services and intends to
use the new funds for its aggressive
global rollout.
The company provides loans to
members in the Philippines, Colom-
bia and Mexico at present and plans
to focus its planned expansion on
Latin America and Southeast Asia.
Lenddo is likewise developing
enhanced features for users of Face-
book, Linkedin and Android.
Recently, the World Economic
Forum selected Lenddo as a Tech
Pioneer for pioneering technologies
that hold promise of transforming
business and society.
This past year, we have expanded
our operations from the Philippine to
Colombia to Mexico and we continue
to see huge growth around the world,
revealed Lenddo Co-Founder and
CEO, Jeff Stewart.
Our loans provide funds for ev-
eryday people to access education,
health care and home improvement,
he noted.
In the past two years, the Lenddo
community can use their online
reputations on social networks such
as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and
Google to access life improving loans
to which they may otherwise not have
access.
Lenddo Emerging markets have
an increasingly important middle
class who are still excluded from tra-
ditional financial systems, but tech-
nology can redefine how this market
accesses financial services, Minette
Navarrete, President of Kickstart
Ventures, Inc. pointed out.
West Zone concessionaire Mayni-
lad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad)
has inaugurated a P266-million joint
sewage and septage treatment plant
in Project 7, Quezon City.
The treatment facility is designed
to handle a total flow of 2, 640 cubic me-
ters comprising of 2,400 and 240 cubic
meters sewage flows and septage from
desludging activities.
The sewage flow comes from the
46.5 hectares sewerage area while the
septage volumes are desludged from
various areas of Quezon City.
The facility is partly funded under
the World Bank-Global Environment
Facility (WB-GEF) for the Manila
Third Sewerage Project of the Depart-
ment of Environment and Natural Re-
sources (DENR) and the Metropolitan
Waterworks and Sewerage System
(MWSS) with Maynilad as end-user.
The project aims to increase the
coverage and effectiveness of sewer-
age service delivery in participating
areas of Metro Manila through an
integrated approach involving septage
management, sewage management,
and heightened consumer awareness
of water pollution problems.
The treatment plant will provide
sewerage and septage services for
some 18,500 people. Maynilad assured
its customer that the treatment plant
adheres to the strict environmental
standards set by the DENR.
The facilitys impact to the ben-
eficiary communities is tremendous.
Wastewater generated by households
is now treated to a level that meets
DENR standards. More significantly,
community health and the environ-
ment will be better preserved, said
Maynilad COO Herbert M. Consunji.
The peso-US dollar rate is expect-
ed to average at P42 by end-year and
will appreciate further to P41 next
year, Maybank ATR senior vice presi-
dent Luz Lorenzo yesterday said.
The peso will continue its ap-
preciation next year, said Lorenzo
on the sidelines of the FinanceAsias
forum on Rising Stars of the Philip-
pines where she was speaker about
the economic outlook of the country.
Lorenzos forecast for the econ-
omy this year is 7.5 percent, higher
than the governments official 6-7 per-
cent gross domestic product (GDP)
projection. For 2014, Lorenzo expects
higher growth of eight percent. Both
growth targets are supported by a
strong consumption-led economy.
Domestic demand can more than
make up for weak external demand,
Lorenzo told her forum audience.
In her presentation, economist
Lorenzo said the growth in the
economy will be sustained until 2014
with private consumption remaining
a significant contributor to growth on
the back of low inflation and interest
rates, a strong peso and improving
consumer sentiment.
She also expects government in-
vestment to become more substantial
with the implementation of some of
the public-private partnership or PPP
projects while construction sector
will be key in maintaining above-
normal GDP this year. To achieve
this, she said, continued support from
the public sector is needed.
Lorenzo further said that while
domestic demand will offset a luke-
warm external demand, she expects
developed economies such as the US
and Japan to start improving eco-
nomic indicators down the line.
You already have a strong domes-
tic demand and then the external de-
mand is also going to get better, thats
a good outlook, she said. I dont see
domestic demand slowing down and
I think going forward the external
demand will improve and thats why
I am looking at eight percent growth
next year. I think the external demand
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Peso Seen To Appreciate Further
will come from recovering developed
economies like US and Japan.
The manufacturing sector is also
another segment of the economy
that are churning strong domestic
demand. This is still more domestic
rather than export-based while drives
consumption growth is driving up
food manufacturing.
As for the financial market and
investments, Lorenzo said the Phil-
ippine Stock Exchange index is
expected to climb to 7,000 points at
the end of the year and 7,400 points
middle of 2014.
Private corporations will
translate the strong market into
profits. How can the companies
not benefit, how can their profits
not grow with that background.
The current US concerns is a
dampener of sentiments but not
of profits, she said.
With the government provid-
ing the financing for infra-related
developments, Lorenzo said,
foreign direct investments (FDI)
are not that crucial yet.
DAEGU, South Korea Global
energy cooperation via a treaty which
will have inherent links to Asia has
been pleaded for by South Korean
first woman president Geun-hye Park
in her address at the World Energy
Congress.
Coincidentally, Asia is the darling
of most global energy players when
it comes to expanding investments
and resource imports because of
continuing robust economic growth
in the region that is in contrast to
the anemic Western economies, such
as the Eurozone countries and even
the United States.
Increased global cooperation is
needed, particularly between energy
producing and consuming countries,
which would contribute to global
market stability, the South Korean
chief executive noted.
Park emphasized that the pro-
pounded global energy cooperation
could be promoted by legal frame-
works, such as an Energy Charter
Treaty, which would encourage in-
vestments from both the private and
the public sectors.
She added that such cooperation
was important for Asia, which has a
mix of countries that are either heavy
energy consumers or have large en-
ergy reserves.
Her take on the energy sectors fu-
ture pathway is one that is anchored
on an environment that allows
energy infrastructure connections,
including regional power grids, gas
pipe networks and oil pipelines.
Primarily, she proposed the need
to explore new initiatives for energy
cooperation in Northeast Asia, add-
ing that one significant twist in the
energy world could be the develop-
ment and transport of shale gas from
China and North America as well as
exploiting oil and gas reserves in
Eastern Siberia.
Asian-linked Energy Treaty Pushed
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99 62.3 10.00 4.46 80 80.55 81.3 80.55 81 5,675,070 459,754,152 18.16
78.2 50 10.00 3.89 61.4 61.9 61.9 61.25 61.7 16,750 1,029,835 15.86
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24 10.2 1.00 1.11 16.1 16.8 16.8 16.8 16.8 100 1,680 15.09
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750 451 0.00 38.007 665 665 665 660 660 150 99,250 17.37
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515 352 1.00 10.23 356 360 360 352 352 2,030 724,394 34.41
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11 3.47 1.00 0.21 6.24 6.2 6.4 6.2 6.4 33,300 211,790 30.19
7.9 4.94 1.00 0.46 5.78 5.8 5.9 5.8 5.9 7,904,200 46,301,461 12.80
27.45 15.5 1.00 2.07 16.02 16.2 16.4 16.06 16.12 6,303,400 101,825,664 7.79
113.8 68 10.00 16.74 71.2 71.35 73.8 71.2 71.2 860,650 61,401,048.50 4.25
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397 248 10.00 15.1 313 313.2 316.4 307 308 1,068,250 331,756,122 20.40
16.3 10.22 1.00 0.13 12.34 12.34 12.62 12.28 12.4 2,613,900 32,320,516 95.38
11.18 4.8 1.00 0.63 4.96 5.25 5.25 4.96 4.96 448,000 2,229,940 7.87
3 1.08 1.00 0.16 2.13 2.17 2.19 2.14 2.18 2,847,000 6,167,150 13.63
15 6.6 1.00 1.43 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 100 920 6.42


8.75 5 1.00 -0.22 6 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9 800 4,720 -26.82
2.26 1.09 1.00 0.6 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.15 1.18 797,000 933,130 21.45
39.5 20 0.01 0 32.85 32.85 33 32.25 32.5 235,400 7,677,305 0.00
8.6 4.32 1.00 0.82 6.67 6.77 6.83 6.62 6.63 3,287,400 21,909,171 8.09
22 3.86 1.00 0.05 11.48 11.7 11.92 11.5 11.88 19,747,300 232,405,664 237.60
27.4 12.5 1.00 -3.1 25.8 25.5 25.8 25.5 25.5 300,900 7,676,120 -8.23
179.5 100 1.00 3.58 174 176.1 176.5 175 175.5 731,950 128,462,233 49.05
28.4 11.34 1.00 0.85 17.98 18.06 18.28 17.4 17.5 12,499,200 221,599,900 20.59
6.88 4.5 0.15 0.23 4.6 4.63 4.86 4.63 4.85 21,742,000 103,965,490 21.09
750 200 10.00 18.15 238.4 238 238 232.4 233 40,860 9,520,868 12.84
6.15 3.89 1.00 0.22 5.28 5.28 5.35 5.28 5.31 775,600 4,115,192 24.47
3.8 2.28 1.00 0.73 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.28 2.28 43,000 98,840 3.12
125 65.5 5.00 9.05 76 76 81 75.6 79.8 1,014,720 80,131,216.50 8.82
0.19 0.102 1.00 0.06 0.132 0.132 0.132 0.132 0.132 180,000 23,760 2.20
135.4 70.1 1.00 3.69 121 122 122.9 121.8 122 3,566,880 435,403,620 33.06
2.18 1.11 1.00 0.28 1.62 1.6 1.65 1.59 1.63 504,000 809,190 5.82
2.08 0.59 1.00 -0.29 0.68 0.68 0.7 0.68 0.7 562,000 390,760 -2.41


24.9 15.12 1.00 0.01 16.9 16 16.9 16 16.86 800 13,026 1686.00
8.24 0.96 0.02 0.05 1.01 1.01 1.02 1.01 1.02 623,000 634,330 20.40
15.9 8.5 1.00 0.94 9.2 9.31 9.49 9.28 9.3 2,448,400 22,794,117 9.88
15.98 12 1.00 0.56 12.94 12.9 12.98 12.9 12.94 23,100 299,476 23.11
12.24 8.9 1.00 0.48 9.14 9.21 9.45 9.1 9.15 5,687,000 51,934,004 18.98
24.2 11.8 1.00 0.91 11.8 12 12 11.9 11.92 1,041,600 12,475,264 13.10
19.48 10.24 10.00 -0.14 13.12 13.1 13.1 12.9 13.02 7,300 94,676 -93.00
3.34 0.9 0.35 0.45 1.05 1.05 1.07 1.05 1.05 341,000 361,190 2.32
3.3 1.59 1.00 -0.69 2.18 2.2 2.2 2.05 2.18 45,000 94,220 -3.16
2.4 1.25 1.00 0.1 1.43 1.45 1.46 1.44 1.44 266,000 384,770 14.55


3.12 2.62 1.00 0.2 3 3.04 3.04 3.04 3.04 63,000 191,520 15.20
2.38 1.01 1.00 0.16 1.69 - - - - 0 0 10.56
4 1.5 1.00 0.08 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.3 4,000 9,300 28.40
22.5 2.52 1.00 -0.08 11.5 11.6 11.72 10.82 10.82 8,166,600 91,304,666 -133.58

29.3 10.02 1.00 0.68 14.88 14.88 14.88 14.88 14.88 1,500 22,320 22.01
0.027 0.012 0.01 -0.0003 0.013 0.013 0.013 0.012 0.013 195,100,000 2,535,300 -44.07
5 1.81 1.00 0.08 2.8 2.85 2.85 2.75 2.8 122,000 340,420 33.33


2.1 1.69 1.00 0.15 2.01 2 2 2 2 5,000 10,000 13.33


61 40 1.00 4.33 48 48.4 49 48.4 49 1,203,200 58,773,305 11.31
28.4 14.1 1.00 1.38 25.25 25.55 26.35 25.25 26 17,043,400 441,456,895 18.91
2.7 1.8 1.00 0.33 1.92 1.97 1.97 1.97 1.97 50,000 98,500 5.97
7.3 4.7 1.00 1.07 7 7 7.05 7 7 43,600 305,528 6.54
6.3 1.5 1.00 -0.003 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 12,000 28,800 -800.00
1.69 0.88 1.00 -0.02 1.22 1.15 1.2 1.15 1.2 91,000 104,700 -80.00
688 420 50.00 17.15 622 628 628 621.5 623.5 260,790 162,544,665 36.36
18.1 0.082 1.00 0.00008 11.06 11.16 11.24 10.76 10.8 17,406,100 190,355,844 22.41
61.2 44 1.00 3.69 52 52 53.5 51 53.35 1,746,790 92,482,286.50 14.46
6.99 3.9 1.00 0.44 4.08 4.13 4.14 4.11 4.12 414,000 1,707,240 9.36
0.26 0.151 1.00 -0.001 0.21 0.209 0.21 0.209 0.21 20,000 4,190 -210.00
883.5 521 10.00 44.27 809 820 840.5 811.5 835 359,940 297,847,090 18.86
9.3 5.67 1.50 0.99 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 50,000 290,000 5.88
50 32.55 1.00 1.99 43.6 43.6 44 43.45 43.55 1,703,000 74,164,590 21.88
1.39 0.61 0.10 -0.03 0.84 0.84 0.85 0.84 0.85 115,000 97,330 -31.48
7.68 4.48 1.00 0.99 4.84 4.9 5 4.82 4.86 3,997,000 19,674,650 4.91
0.81 0.32 1.00 0.09 0.71 0.71 0.71 0.69 0.71 986,000 698,280 7.89
3.01 1.4 1.00 0.08 2.86 2.9 3.01 2.88 2.96 23,661,000 69,515,290 37.47
6.33 4 1.00 0.26 4.76 4.79 4.95 4.76 4.95 85,307,000 415,450,810 19.11
7.65 4.7 1.00 -0.01 5.25 5.29 5.3 5.11 5.25 46,000 239,070 -525.00
2.7 1.02 1.00 0.03 1.29 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.3 40,000 52,000 46.43
3.4 2 1.00 0.33 2.5 2.51 2.51 2.51 2.51 1,000 2,510 7.61
1,213.00 605 10.00 39.85 840 845 850 840 848 280,010 236,527,225 21.28
2.54 1.5 1.00 0.68 1.58 1.6 1.6 1.55 1.55 695,000 1,097,480 2.28
0.315 0.136 1.00 -0.004 0.2 0.23 0.23 0.187 0.2 100,000 20,770 -50.00
0.35 0.16 1.00 -0.13 0.224 0.223 0.224 0.223 0.224 120,000 26,870 -1.68
0.77 0.27 1.00 -0.0003 0.365 0.365 0.365 0.365 0.365 580,000 211,700 -1460.00


3.28 1.16 1.00 0.06 1.27 1.2 1.27 1.2 1.26 418,000 502,580 21.36
27 16 1.00 1.44 23.1 21.75 23 21.75 23 1,500 33,290 15.97
2.26 0.53 1.00 0.02 1.38 1.36 1.38 1.35 1.38 108,000 146,540 81.18
35.7 21.85 1.00 0.68 30 30.4 30.6 30.25 30.6 5,310,100 161,813,960 45.00
7.1 4.25 1.00 0.05 5.25 5.3 5.31 5.17 5.18 4,677,100 24,514,973 95.93
6.73 3.7 1.00 0.23 5.89 5.9 5.9 5.7 5.7 232,300 1,328,130 24.78
2.44 1.08 0.53 0.21 1.6 1.63 1.64 1.6 1.63 12,006,000 19,363,650 7.73
2.6 1.21 1.00 0.32 1.63 1.66 1.66 1.66 1.66 10,000 16,600 5.19
1.21 0.88 1.00 0.02 0.95 0.95 0.96 0.94 0.94 211,000 199,580 44.76
0.445 0.23 1.00 0.02 0.265 0.26 0.27 0.25 0.265 1,910,000 490,450 17.67
2.27 1.35 1.00 0.14 1.69 1.71 1.73 1.68 1.7 17,953,000 30,604,190 12.14
2.76 1.3 1.00 0.04 1.44 1.45 1.48 1.45 1.45 2,034,000 2,967,250 41.43
1.73 1.05 1.00 0.11 1.53 1.53 1.53 1.49 1.51 102,000 155,020 13.73
4.31 2.38 1.00 0.28 3.65 3.73 3.73 3.69 3.7 33,463,000 123,960,520 13.17
0.197 0.077 0.20 -0.06 0.09 0.089 0.09 0.089 0.09 120,000 10,700 -1.50
0.84 0.36 1.00 0.01 0.405 0.415 0.435 0.4 0.43 750,000 309,400 35.83
0.68 0.4 1.00 0.001 0.445 0.445 0.445 0.445 0.445 6,000,000 2,670,000 445.00
4.18 2.4 1.00 0.003 3.18 2.71 2.89 2.69 2.72 73,000 198,550 906.67
26.9 18.2 1.00 1.04 22.6 23.1 23.3 22.95 23.3 6,975,700 160,976,740 22.40
3.52 1.68 1.00 0.18 1.92 1.92 1.95 1.9 1.91 396,000 758,640 10.61
3.95 2.7 1.00 0.35 3.18 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 1,000 3,200 9.25
21.9 14.24 1.00 0.61 16.54 16.76 16.88 16.6 16.7 9,971,000 166,763,454 27.56
1.35 0.58 1.00 0.03 0.61 0.63 0.63 0.62 0.62 845,000 530,200 21.38
4.1 3.31 1.00 1.72 3.42 3.57 3.68 3.57 3.65 121,000 443,610 2.12
2.4 0.51 1.00 0.002 1.23 1.28 1.29 1.23 1.26 502,000 629,270 630.00
7.1 4.69 1.00 0.52 5.74 5.8 5.8 5.68 5.75 11,861,700 68,127,410 11.10


47 29.8 1.00 2.3 33 32.8 33.35 32.8 33.35 85,600 2,819,350 14.47
9.99 7.5 1.00 0.33 7.76 7.55 7.78 7.55 7.77 19,900 154,251 23.33
1.06 0.64 1.00 0.05 0.73 - - - - 0 0 14.60


1,710.00 1,058.00 50.00 51.54 1,660.00 1,690 1,710 1,679 1,710 27,640 46,910,725 33.18
3,290.00 2,480.00 5.00 163.86 2,860.00 2,874 2,894 2,840 2,852 333,315 952,594,160 17.41


10.42 2.21 1.50 -2.01 7.41 7.32 7.32 7.2 7.2 1,100 7,932 -3.57
6.56 3.72 1.00 -1 -4.05 4.02 4.02 4.02 4.02 13,000 52,260 -4.02
1.05 0.3 1.00 -0.88 0.37 0.375 0.41 0.375 0.41 120,000 45,700 -0.47
17.02 10 1.00 0.74 11 10.98 10.98 10.4 10.4 870,900 9,217,510 14.04
2.7 1.68 1.00 -0.04 2.1 2.1 2.18 2.1 2.18 5,000 10,580 -60.56
4.5 1.14 1.00 0.05 1.24 1.29 1.29 1.29 1.29 2,000 2,580 27.45


3.15 1.5 1.00 -0.16 1.7 1.78 1.78 1.78 1.78 3,000 5,340 -11.13
16.04 8.9 1.00 0.84 11.5 12.46 12.46 12.46 12.46 1,000 12,460 14.83
84.8 49.7 1.00 5.89 53.5 53.65 54.4 53.65 54.35 61,360 3,323,358 9.23
105 68.85 1.00 2.49 101 101.6 102.5 101.6 102.4 789,050 80,779,738 41.11
7.35 4.2 1.00 -0.67 5.55 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5,300 29,680 -8.36


1.48 1.01 1.00 0.1 1.1 1.08 1.15 1.02 1.07 338,000 355,620 10.70
0.209 0.109 0.10 -0.001 0.144 0.143 0.15 0.143 0.15 74,820,000 11,011,230 -150.00
0.48 0.315 1.00 -0.003 0.395 0.35 0.39 0.35 0.39 60,000 21,400 -130.00


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Business News B-5
Friday, October 18, 2013
SECTORIAL SUMMARY Value Volume Pt. Change %change Open Close Low High
FINANCIALS 1,621.88 1,633.91 1,619.96 1,626.51 0.82 13.26 20,439,401 P 1,271,799,696.3
INDUSTRIALS 9,377.92 9,417.27 9,340.72 9,354.74 0.4 37.15 293,361,332 P 2,175,821,057.79
HOLDING FIRMS 5,915.89 5,961.6 5,915.89 5,961.6 1.4 82.39 161,037,593 P 2,086,086,840.89
PROPERTY 2,589.52 2,602.62 2,581.7 2,597.27 1.44 36.91 116,056,439 P 767,536,080.57
SERVICES 2,004.75 2,012.32 1,992.77 1,996.99 0.43 8.57 275,299,677 P 1,602,993,337.86
MINING AND OIL 12,746.27 12,843.31 12,668.99 12,770.81 1.79 224.81 3,235,001,733 P 344,631,390.38
PSEI 6,533.39 6,568.39 6,528.22 6,560.88 1.19 77.31
ALL SHARES 3,949.99 3,967.44 3,942.24 3,957.2 0.86 33.68
SME 2,800 P 38,040
GRAND TOTAL 4,101,198,975 P 8,248,906,443.79
NO. OF ADVANCES: 96
NO. OF DECLINES: 57
NO. OF UNCHANGED: 37
NO. OF TRADED ISSUES: 190
FOREIGN BUYING
R4,254,501,848.05
FOREIGN SELLING
R4,114,074,724.2
1,300.00 1,000.00 100.00 51.93 1,120.00 1,130 1,130 1,110 1,110 60 66,775 21.37
12.5 7.24 1.00 0.74 12 11.02 12.4 11.02 12 57,500 689,884 16.33
1.8 0.65 0.50 0.003 0.67 0.69 0.71 0.67 0.68 142,094,000 97,236,260 226.67


16.88 8.36 1.00 -0.07 10.5 10.62 10.7 10.38 10.48 3,735,800 39,171,092 -149.71
0.069 0.012 0.01 -0.006 0.014 0.013 0.014 0.013 0.014 28,600,000 398,700 -2.33
9.9 5.81 1.00 0.29 6.1 6.09 6.24 6.09 6.1 380,900 2,329,988 21.40
3.49 1.91 1.00 0.02 2.1 2.1 2.12 2.1 2.12 207,000 435,700 106.00
17.5 13.78 1.00 1.42 15.8 15.78 15.98 15.76 15.96 124,500 1,976,672 11.27
18 8.8 1.00 0.46 8.8 9.7 9.7 8.8 8.8 12,000 106,500 18.97
0.365 0.25 0.25 0 0.25 0.28 0.295 0.28 0.29 60,000 17,350 -2900.00


7.78 2.97 1.00 0.32 3.15 3.11 3.17 3.1 3.1 102,000 316,690 9.69
150 72 1.00 1.17 106.9 102.1 102.1 102.1 102.1 150 15,315 87.26
47.5 28.7 1.00 1.11 46 46.5 46.95 45.75 46.35 1,729,200 80,063,660 41.76


0.51 0.355 1.00 -0.11 0.375 0.375 0.375 0.365 0.365 30,000 11,100 -3.48
3.47 1.9 1.00 2.06 2.04 2.05 2.05 2 2 278,000 556,600 0.97


23.35 11.7 10.00 1.7 12.2 12.22 12.22 12.02 12.02 334,400 4,075,782 7.07
1.35 0.58 1.00 -0.008 0.68 0.65 0.65 0.65 0.65 50,000 32,500 -81.25
1.68 0.85 1.00 -0.02 0.97 0.98 0.98 0.96 0.96 787,000 763,710 -48.00
20.2 5 1.00 -0.12 5.16 5.17 5.3 5.09 5.2 143,500 743,377 -43.33
0.6 0.4 1.00 0.0001 0.45 0.435 0.45 0.43 0.45 3,070,000 1,324,250 4500.00
1.23 0.395 0.10 0.004 0.42 0.42 0.42 0.415 0.415 15,220,000 6,360,450 103.75
1.31 0.425 0.10 0.004 0.435 0.435 0.44 0.43 0.43 3,590,000 1,547,550 107.50
0.066 0.021 0.01 -0.00004 0.022 0.022 0.023 0.022 0.023 12,200,000 268,800 -575.00
0.073 0.023 0.01 -0.00004 0.023 0.024 0.025 0.023 0.023 39,600,000 959,400 -575.00
28.55 14.64 0.50 1.1 14.72 14.8 15 14.74 15 1,369,800 20,258,928 13.64
7.1 2.55 1.00 0.03 2.69 2.69 2.8 2.65 2.68 387,000 1,035,570 89.33
0.7 0.4 1.00 -0.13 0.44 0.455 0.455 0.455 0.455 10,000 4,550 -3.55
4.48 1.16 1.00 0.31 1.38 1.41 1.41 1.39 1.39 788,000 1,103,760 4.46
19.76 7.86 1.00 0.05 8.48 8.5 8.55 8.47 8.5 1,192,200 10,134,809 184.78
305.8 217 1.00 17.85 268 275 285 269.8 280 678,050 187,341,114 15.69
0.021 0.01 0.01 -0.0003 0.011 0.012 0.012 0.012 0.012 5,000,000 60,000 -40.00


0.315 0.238 0.25 0.1 0.24 0.24 0.245 0.24 0.245 250,000 60,750 2.45
0.026 0.016 0.01 0.002 0.018 0.02 0.021 0.019 0.02 1,046,000,000 20,913,100 10.00
0.027 0.019 0.01 0.002 0.021 0.022 0.023 0.022 0.022 35,900,000 790,000 11.00
7.24 4.02 1.00 0.38 5.5 5.15 5.6 5.15 5.4 204,500 1,118,777 14.21
0.047 0.033 0.01 0.002 0.037 0.041 0.042 0.039 0.039 2,067,300,000 83,241,000 19.50
34.8 8.5 1.00 -0.52 8.8 9 9.4 8.82 8.9 273,800 2,458,552 -17.28


540 501 100.00 0 508 508 508 508 508 30 15,240 0.00
117 101 10.00 0 112 113.3 113.3 113 113.3 16,000 1,812,200 0.00
115 104.1 1.00 0 109.5 110 110 109.5 109.5 25,690 2,823,290 0.00
1,080.00 1,005.00 10.00 0 1,043.00 1,042 1,042 1,040 1,040 7,675 7,991,300 0.00
1.56 1.22 1.00 0 1.24 1.24 1.24 1.24 1.24 9,000 11,160 0.00
80.5 74.5 5.00 0 77.25 77.25 77.25 77.1 77.25 128,110 9,896,460 0.00
84 74.5 5.00 0 77.1 77.1 77.2 77.1 77.1 417,750 32,211,945 0.00
49.9 28.95 0.00 0 33.5 33.5 35.15 33.5 35.15 254,200 8,721,595 0.00
10.26 7.22 0.00 0 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.35 7.35 318,900 2,351,415 0.00


3.22 1.39 0.00 0 2.63 2.65 2.65 2.65 2.65 1,000 2,650 0.00


19.98 4.21 1.00 0.34 13.5 13.8 13.8 13 13 2,800 38,040 38.24
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Travellers International
Hotel Group, Inc., the gaming
and leisure subsidiary of Alli-
ance Global Group, Inc. (AGI),
has priced its initial public of-
fering (IPO) at P11.28 per share
to raise a total of $473 million.
Lauro Baja, managing di-
rector of co-lead issue man-
ager UBS AG said this gives
Travellers a market capitaliza-
tion of $4.2 billion adding that
the international tranche was
5 times oversubscribed with
over 100 investors.
Although there was de-
mand at the top, Travellers de-
cided to price at the midpoint to
ensure aftermarket support,
Baja said. Travellers had ear-
lier set a price range of P10.65
to P11.88 per share.
He said about 60 percent
of the investors in the inter-
national offer are long-term
investors and sovereign wealth
funds while the remainder was
split between hedge funds and
private banks.
By geography, 70 percent
of investors are from Asia, 20
percent from Europe, and 10
percent from the US.
In an offering memoran-
dum, the Philippine Stock Ex-
change said Travellers is plan-
ning to sell 1.57 billion primary
firm shares. The firm has also
set aside 235.98 million shares
as an over-allotment option.
About 70 percent of the IPO
or 1.1 billion common shares
had been allotted for the inter-
national offering while 471.97
million shares will be sold to
domestic investors.
The domestic offer will run
from October 22 to October 29,
2013. The shares will be listed
and start trading at the PSE on
November 5, 2013.
Travellers intends to use
the proceeds of the primary
offer for general corporate pur-
poses, including financing capi-
tal and project expenditures for
its Phase 2 and Phase 3 expan-
sion plans as well as equipment
leases and purchases.
The firm is spending about
$600 million for the expansion
of its Resorts World complex in
Newport City.
AGI president Kingson
Sian said they are already
undertaking the second and
third phases of Resorts World
which will be completed by
2016. This will add 60 percent
to their existing retail space
and 1,100 hotel rooms to the
current 1,226.
Travellers Sets IPO
At P11.28/Share
WASHI NGTON, USA
(AFP) The head of the In-
ternational Monetary Fund
welcomed a last-ditch vote
Wednesday in the US Con-
gress to end a government
shutdown and raise the gov-
ernment's debt ceiling.
IMF Managing Director
Christine Lagarde described
the decision as ''important
and necessary'' but did not
directly allude to fears that
a failure to pass the measure
would have led the United
States into default.
''Looking forward, it will
be essential to reduce un-
certainty surrounding the
conduct of fiscal policy by
raising the debt limit in a
more durable manner,'' she
said.
''We also continue to en-
courage the US to approve a
budget for 2014 and replace
the sequester with gradu-
ally phased-in measures that
would not harm the recovery,
and to adopt a balanced and
comprehensi ve medi um-
term fiscal plan.''
The measure adopted by
Congress only funds the US
government until January
15 and allows it to borrow
freely until February 7, leav-
ing open the possibility of
another political crisis within
months.
Lagarde Hails End
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Panglao Island
Rajah Park Hotel
Cebu City
(032)
412-3337
(02)
576-6463/9526
(045) 599-5000
Fontana Hot Spring
Leisure Parks
Pampanga
637-7888
Oakwood Premier
Joy Nostalg Center
Manila Ortigas Center
Pearlmont Inn
Cagayan de Oro City
(088)
856-2653
to 55
Abra Valley
Grand Hotel
Bangued Abra
(074)
752-8933
Abra Valley
Grand Hotel
Bellavista Hotel
Mactan, Cebu
(032)
340-7821
09998804526
09487884255
HillsviewInn & Inland
Resort
Trento, Agusand Del Sur
Hotel Cesario
Mactan, Cebu
(032)
340-0211
Casa Escao
Cebu City
(032)
253-5564
Executive Hotel
Ozamis City
(088)
521-0360
09177220360
Balanghai Hotel /
Mazaua Island Resort
Butuan City
(085)
342-3064
345-5864
Executive Pension
Cagayan de Oro City
(088)
856-4360
09177004360
Castle Peak Hotel
Cebu City
(032)
233-1811
Hotel De Mercedes
Cebu City
(032)
253-1105
(036)
288-3444
(02)567-1672
Boracay Mandarin
Island Hotel
Malay, Aklan
( 02) 542- 9537
542- 9150
924- 2443
924- 2456
El Masno
Resort and Hotel
San Rafael Bulacan
Hotel Indah
Manila
536-1188
536-2288
Subic Bay Hotel Venezia
Zambales
(047)
252-1888

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Paseo Premiere Hotel
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988-9888
988-9883 Be central
Bayview
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526-1555
522-4835
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724-7551
371-4333
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Eurotel
Araneta
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355-0000
995-8452
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355-0000
523-5256
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355-0000
844-8645
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355-0000
376-7096
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0922-4646835
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+63 (2)
354-1053
Gohotels
Puerto Princesa
Palawan
(048)
4340001-03
The Dynasty Court
Hotel
Cagayan de Oro City
(08822)
72-4516
72-7825
Iloilo Midtown Hotel
Iloilo City
(033)
336-6888
(0928)
985-0999
NewWorld
Makati City
Manila Hotel
811-6888
(074)
442-5597
442-6452
Venus Parkview
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828-8181
828-8585
828-8383
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Muntinlupa City
Paragon Tower
Hotel Manila
526-5541
to
526-5547
Holiday Inn
Manila Galleria
Ortigas Center
633-7111
(034)
434-4500
Kings Hotel
Bacolod City
(034)
433-1458
Regency Plaza
Tourist Inn
Bacolod City
Tierra Montana Hotel
General Santos City
(083)
554-7733
553-0553
Jovinaj
Traveler's Inn
General Santos City
(083)
303-5314
0923717 0389
Subic International
Hotel Zambales
(047)
252-2222
(078)
844-1275
846-1722
Hotel Ivory
Tuguegarao City
Family Country Hotel
Convention Centre
General Santos City
(083)
552-8895
to 97
301-0774
FCH
Almont Hotel's
Inland Resort
Butuan City
(085)
342-7414
ALM NT
Florotel Gensan
General Santos City
(083)
554-0880
Eagle's ViewHotel
Dalisay Road, TagumCity
( 084 )
218- 5717
( 0284)
218- 7553 Eagles View Hotel
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Surigao City
(086)
826 3280
(0922)
849 6443
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Grand Dame Hotel
Iloilo City
(033)
320-5252
320-5353
(046)
544-0062
Magallanes Square Hotel
Sta. Rita Road Tagaytay

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The Copa
Businessmans Hotel
The Sul Riviera 924-5051
(046) 413-2456
544-0050
0926 6977948
09174091514
Radiant Star Apartelle
Tagaytay City
Beldent Star Hotel
Tacurong City
(064)
200-3698
200-4734
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Willshire Inn /
Will's Place
Cagayan De Oro City
09176320635
09176320650
Paseo De San Francisco Suites
Agusan Del Sur
( +6385)
343- 8048
( +63999)
309- 1065
Hotel De Susana & Restaurant
Valencia City, Bukidnon
09267921478
(088)
828 4482
The Oasis
Paco Park
521-2371
Blue Velvet
Hotel and Caf
Davao City
(082)
300-2000
300-8800
305-2888
V Blue elvet Hotel and Caf
Hannie's Inn
Davao City
(082)
297-3315 to17
297-3485
Ariano's Inn
And Restaurant
Butuan City
(085)
342-7462
225-9431
(047)
252-3373
Vista Marina
Hotel & Resort
Zambales
Hotel Kimberly
Tagaytay
(046)
483-8888
The Sul Riviera
Lucena City
(042)
661-2095
661-2097
(632)
781-3632
Lee Boutique Hotel
Tagaytay
(02)
908-1111
Canyon Cove Residential
Beach Resort
Nasugbu, Batangas
(632)
521-7878
Fax: 664-6169
Canyon Woods Resort Club
Batangas
(033)335-1171
to 74
337-0736
Hotel Del Rio
Iloilo City


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The Metropolis Suites
Davao City
(082)
282-8000
321-2874
Duka Bay Resort
Misamis Oriental
(088)
331-2288
0917-483268
Duka Bay Resort
Medina, Misamis Oriental
(088) 857-5488
09198239094
Gingoog Mountain Air Hotel & Eastland Restaurant
Gingoog City
(088) 861-1359
8842-7999
Bluejaz Beach Resort
and Water Park
Island Garden City Of
Samal, Davao,
(082)
304-650
Fax (082)
300-6327
The Bayleaf
Intramuros, Manila
(632)
318-5000
(046)
483-0491
0916 2209934
0928 6844186
Elegant Star Apartelle
Tagaytay City
(064)
229 8550
229 6018
09177212813
Hill Park Inn
and Restaurant
Midsayap, Cotabato
Hotel De Crisbelle
Davao Del Sur
(082)
553-5473
553-5970
Fersal Hotel
Annapolis, Cubao
912-5852
912-2691
Fersal Hotel
Malakas, Diliman
426-7308
924-2689
912-2691
Fersal Hotel
Kalayaan, Diliman
Fersal Hotel
Manila
742-7292
912-2691
Fersal Hotel
P. Tuazon Cubao
912-8000
912-2691
Fersal Hotel
Makati
897-9123
912-2691
Villa Caceres Hotel
Naga City
(054)
473-6530
Radisson Blu
Hotel & Resort
Cebu City
(032)
402-9900
Emma Victoria's Inn
Davao City
(082)
297-5523
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Hotel La Corona
De Lipa Batangas
(043)
756-1223
(047)
252-5000
The Lighthouse Marina Resort
Moonbay Marina Complex
(074)
446-2949
442-5551
Tam-awan Village
Baguio City

(074) 611-0202
(02)376-5059
09175267049
Le Monet Hotel
Baguio City
Hotel Veniz
Baguio City
(074)
446-0700
PTCHostel
Agusan Del Sur
09176347037
09179111252
899-7888
798-0798
Best Western
Oxford Suites
Makati City
PalmResidence Inn
Davao City
(082)
305-0505
222-5225
09175684720
Hotel St. Ellis
Legazpi City, Albay
(052)
480-8088
Tri-place
Hotel & Apartelle
(632)
410-4111
410-8658
410-6981
Summer Plac e Hot el
Baguio City
(02)783-8355
788-8350
(074)
446-5400to01
The Old Barracks Suites
Kidapawan City
(064)
288-1299
(036)
288-4792
Cohiba Villas
Boracay Island
Sitio Bolabog, Boracay Island
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(02)
887-0581
812-5821
Boracay Tropics
Boracay Island
Le Reve Resort
North Cotabato
09399062218
09399052343
D'Counter Executive
Davao City
(082)
226-2045
221-8651
Cresta Del Rio Splash Resort
Koronadal City
(083)
228 8998
228 7160
Hotel Angelo
and Restaurant
Midsayap, Cotabato
(064) 229-9436
521-4090
09461911409
09205555049
Citi Park Hotel
Cebu City
(032)
422-8833
422-3388
7 Stones Boracay Suites
Malay Aklan
(036)
288-1601


Sea Wind
Boracay
416-4010
415-1285

Arnaldo's
Hotel and Restaurant
Digos City
(082)
553-3314
553-3411
0999 993 9060
(6345)
599-7000
(632) 584-4047
584-4007
The Montevista Villas, Academy
Lane, Mimosa Leisure Estate
Pampanga, Philippines
The Ritz Hotel
at Garden Oases
Davao City
(082)
228-6885
to 87
(047)
250-2730
to 32
Terrace Hotel
Subic Bay
(632) 917-8225
(6346) 413-1000
(63)9178091254
Taal Vista
Hotel
Tagaytay City
(082)
302-6158
302-6152
D'leonor Inland Resort
Buhangin,
Davao City
D'leonor Hotel
J. P Laurel
Avenue, Davao City
(082)
221-1160
Pension Bacolod
Bacolod City
433-3377
(034)
434-7065

Pryce Plaza Hotel


Cagayan De Oro City
(08822)
726-464
(088) 858-3131
Genalin Forest Garden Resort
Tacurong City
(064) 4772033
0921 5806852
0922 8418822
(088)
861-1359
8842-7999
Duka Bay Resort
Medina, Misamis Oriental
(088) 857-5488
09198239094
Gingoog Mountain Air Hotel & Eastland Restaurant
Gingoog City
(088) 861-1359
8842-7999
Gingoog Mountain Air Hotel
& Eastland Restaurant
Gingoog City
Innside RoomHotel
TagumCity, Davao
Del Norte
(084)
216 4553
09228625339
Hotel San Marco
General Santos City
(083)
301-1818
09228217332
Isla Jardin Del Mar
Gumasa,
Sarangani Province
(083)
893 0032
09197687544
09067652174
Uptown Condotel
Xavier Estates, Cagayan
De Oro City
(088)
851-1800
09088881800
Ice Castle
Experience Hotel
General Santos City
(083)
554-4423
826-9026
Le Grand Suites
City Heights, General
Santos City
(083)
301-2289
09173313800
A.D. Londoner's Inn
Province of Davao Oriental
(087)
388-4615
09156189085
(054)
473-9999
Avenue Plaza Hotel
Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City
Be Resorts
Mactan Island
(6332)
236-8888
Eurotel
Baguio City
355-0000
(074)
444-3876
(02)
312-9999
The Exchange Regency
Residence Hotel
Pasig City
Ramada
Manila Central
Binondo
+632
588-6688
354-4151
Camp Anatolia
Kimagango, Midsayap
North Cotabato
09399168034
09129496400
Frances Inn
Ecoland, Davao City
(082)
295-6463
301-8549
The Manor Hotel
Davao City
(063) (82)
221-2511
to 13
Rhapsody Suites
Cagayan De Oro City
(088)
857-1101
09328469358
(6352)
435-3333
435-5555
The Oriental
Legazpi
Legazpi City Albay
(052)
480-3247
La Roca Veranda Suites
and Restaurant
Legazpi City
(6348) 434-2334
Fax (6348) 434-2003
(632) 242-6638
loc. 175
Sunlight Guest Hotel, Inc.
Puerto Princesa City,
Palawan
HoneycombTourist Inn
Dumaguete City
(035)
225-1181
422-3184
09228393435
(632)
417-5751
(6332)
492-0100
Maribago BlueWater
Beach Resort
Mactan, Cebu
Nigi-Nigi Too
Beach Resort
Boracay Island
(036)
288-3150
288-1829
(044)
411-0834
09237194074
09204599148
Crystal Waves
Hotel and Resort
Talavera, Nueva Ecija
(045)
611-2053 to
611-2055
La Maja Rica
Hotel &Restaurant
Ligtasan, Tarlac City
Jazzy James Country Hotel
Davao City
(082)
227-0788
305-1847
JawLuxury Inn
Davao City
(082)
221-9240
09157612131
09482715346
The Farm@Carpenter Hill
Koronadal City, South
Cotabato
(083)
228 1888
228 9010
09189210425
Jade Dragon's Suites
Aurora Jacinto Street,
Davao City
(082)
224-1390
224-1391
Amandari Cove
General Santos City
(083)
554-2654
826-1074
826-1070
Pan Pacic
Manila
(632)
318-0788
Riviera Mansion
Malate, Manila
523-4511
ALUHotel Davao
corner Padre Faura
Street, Davao City
(63 82)
227-5232
226-3756
El Bajada Hotel
Bajada, Davao City
(082) 221 2729
+639279795179
+639202473002
+639238063887
City Corporate Inn
Iloilo City
(033)
335-0166
The Sugarl and Hotel
Bacolod City
(034)
435-269
to 435-2699
T'boli Hotel
and Restaurant
General Santos City
(083)
302-2648
553-7586
302-6652
My Hotel
Davao City
(082)
300-4040
222-2021
Sydney Hotel
General Santos City
(083)
552-5479
552-5480
552-5481
2Nd Avenue Hotel & Spa
Quirante Ii, TagumCity
09399062923
09184444432
Big Apple Hotel
Davao City
(082) 234-1399
234-1339 Fax:
(082) 234-8459
09199101281
Bonhomie Leisure and Resort
Davao Oriental
09331123067
(082)
284-1847
Iloilo Grand Hotel
Iloilo City
(033)
335-1801
to 04
Greenstone Serviced
Residences
SalcedoVillageMakati City
(63-2)
888-6668
Uno Business Hotel
& Cafe
Hagkol, Valencia City
(088)
8283544
0917539 5678
Hotel Essencia
Dumaguete City
(035)
422 1137
09177007735
09088202123
Raes and Fairmont
Makati
Makati City
555-9888
Kundutel
Singcang, Bacolod City
(034)
433-7211
to 16
Anisabel Suites
Davao City
(+6382)
225-8114
Sunower Hotel
Davao City
(082)
221-5011
305-3531
Sychar Garden Hotel
Davao City
(082)
224-0603
to 05
221-3143
24h Apartment
Hotel, Makati City
(02)
899-2424
Great Eastern
Hotel-Makati
898-2888
Movenpick
Hotel
Mactan Island , Cebu
+63 32
492-7777
+63 02
799-1111
Hotel Uno
Davao City
(082)
282-1111
09255111011
(074)
619-0158
(02) 945-7777
C Boutique Hotel Baguio
Baguio City
Kartini Hotel
Kawit, Cavite
(046)
489-8581
489-8582
Acacia Hotel Manila
Alabang, Muntinlupa
720-2000
Hotel Celeste
Makati City
887-8080
Casa De Rosario
Residence Inn
Davao City
(082)
295-9155
282-4822
282-4771
Precious Garden Of Samal
www.precious-garden-samal.com
(082)
303-2818
Gk Cafe & Hotel
Davao City
(082)
234-1233
Casa Ruby
Pension House
Davao City
(082)
226-2335
09189425442
Tune Hotel
Angeles City
(045)
459-0888
Casa Azucena
Cagayan De Oro City
(088)
856-3402
09236593973

Azucena
Casa
Goat 2 Geder
Hotel and Restaurant
Butuan City
(085)
341-7871
341-1657
GOA DER
Tune Hotel
Cebu City
(032)
232-0888
Tune Hotel
Makati City
(632)
817-0888
Tune Hotel
Ermita
(632)
708-9888
(047)
252-9996 to
252-9998
RK Hotel
Subic Bay Gateway Park
744-7979
Greenhills lan
Hotel Modern
Broadway
Court Apartelle
722-7411
726-2931
Azotea Suites
Bel Air Makati
338-0983
898-3695
Best Western Plus
Antel Hotel
Makati City
(63 2) 403-0888
403-0808
Fax No. 403-0854
403-7572
531-0173
to
531-0177
Apartelle
Mandaluyong City
726-2911
726-2916
Apartelle
San Juan City
238-6100
Hotel H20
Luneta, Manila
Marzon Hotel
Kalibo, Aklan
(036)
268-2188
268-2184
to 86
355 - 0000
(045)
624 - 0229
Eurotel
Angeles City Angeles City
Star Plaza Hotel
Dagupan City
(075)
523-4888
515-2276
523-4111
Java Hotel
Laoag City
(077)
770-5996
(02)246-1010
(02) 750-2507
889-7827
(074)
442-6679
Baguio Holiday Villas
Baguio City
(054)
205-0051
The Starmark Hotel
Peafrancia Ave.,
Naga City
Palmbeach
Resort & Spa
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
( 032 )
238-5877
Hotel Sogo
Cagayan De Oro City
(088 )
852-0383
(02) 401-9285
Crowne Plaza
Manila Galleria
Ortigas Center
633-7222
Park Inn
By Radisson Davao
Davao City
(082)
272-7600
272-7601
(02)
7528552
09088870596
Matabungkay
Beach Hotel
Batangas
Manhattan Suites Inn
Dumaguete City
(035)
422-8200
Dumaluan Beach Resort
Panglao Island
(038)
502-9092
Jade Vine Executive Inn
Ermita Manila
524-8601
to 05
Embassy
Hotel and Restaurant
Butuan City
(085)
342-5883
225-9560
Kapis Mansions
Roxas City
(036)
621-7718
MVW
Restaurant & Tourist Inn
Roxas, Capiz
(036)
621-2956
621-1216
Lingganay Boracay
Hotel Resort
Malay, Aklan
(036)
288-5734

Seda BGC
Bonifacio Global City,
Taguig City
(632)
945-8888
Marzon Beach Resort
Malay, Aklan
( 036)
288- 3131
09218104433
09159367222
Parkway Hotel
Surigao City
(086) 231
5116 / 231
5141 to 46
Chali Beach Resort
Zone -3, Cugman,
Cagayan De Oro
( 088)
855- 2108
855- 5941
to 42
Golden Stallion Suites
Cagayan De Oro City
(088)
851-1912
09361271360
Magnaga Waters
Beach Resort
Compostela Valley
(084)2166379
(0917)7191956
(0923)2802018
Secret Cove Beach Resort
Camiguin Island
(088)
387 9084
387 9184
Roadhaus Hotel
Dadiangas City Heights,
General Santos City
(083) 553-8888
553-5335
Telefax No.
553-1771
Enricos Inn and Apartelles
Davao City
(082)
297-7692
321-1042
09189003792
Armada
Hotel Manila
Malate, Manila
526 0888
Discovery
Suites
719-8888
Hotel
Rembrandt
373-3333
Makati Palace
Hotel
899-0344
Eurotel
Las Pias
Branch
355-0000
806-7646
Eastwood
Richmonde Hotel
Quezon City
(02)
570-7777
Manila Airport
Hotel
Paraaque City
854-7549
to 50
Millenia Suites
Pasig City
(632)
4702306-08
Fax: 4702314
Luxent Hotel
Timog Ave., Q.C.
(02)
922-8888
Cabua-An Beach Resort
Mambajao, Camiguin
(088)
387 2103
09197257402
F1 Hotel
Global City Taguig
(632)
928-9888
908-7888
Subic Bay Peninsular Hotel
Subic
(047)
250-2630
250-7274
The Pinnacle
Hotel And Suites
Davao City
( +6382)
300- 1881
300- 5885
221- 3025
+63 35
400-6940
+63
9177002048
Atmosphere Resorts
& Spa Philippines
Negros Oriental
Maxze Bed & Breakfast
Davao City
(082)
233 0071
09998863306
(074)
442-4544
Mountain Lodge
Hotel & Restaurant
Baguio City
Woodland Tourist Inn
Alunan Highway,
Tacurong City
(064)
477-0488
09429243041
Creekside Paradise Resort
Camiguin Island
+63 (88)
387-0581
9276104614
The District Boracay
Malay, Aklan
(63 36)
288-2324 - 27
(63 36)
288-1448
Gohotels Tacloban
Tacloban city, Leyte
(053)
5230391-93
Gohotels Dumaguete
Dumaguete City
(035)
5221100
or 02
Salagdoong Beach Resort
and Hotel Agripino, Siquijor
(035)
344-2251
344-2088
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Malay, Aklan
(63) 36 2886119
/ 2886274-75
Fax No
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La Esperanza Hotel
Kalibo, Aklan
(036)
262-3989
268-9254
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Davao City
(+63-82)
298-4100
(+63-82)
298-4101
Sequoia Inn
Davao City
(082)
300-3636
Lawaan Garden Inn
Roxas City, Capiz
(036)
621-6255
09228484104
(034)
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Bacolod City
481-0788
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Legazpi City
(047) 252-9718
252-1663
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Tuguegarao
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844-1390
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SanPablo City, Laguna
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Cagayan De Oro
(088)
880-0888
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Ayala Center, Makati City
(632)
909-0888
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Maramag, Bukidnon
(088) 238-5236
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Sa Camiguin
Misamis Oriental
(088)
387-0131
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Davao City
(082)
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TagumCity
(084)
217-3983
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Tugbok District, Davao City
09296225494
(082)
271 - 7837
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Cotabato City
(064)
421 6170
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Pantukan, Compostela
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(0929)
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(083)
228-5409
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234-3472
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San Juan City
(632)
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Quezon City
(632)
926-8985
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Antipolo City
(632)
682-2076
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Cagayan De Oro City
857-1776
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WASHINGTON (AFP) The par-
tial US government shutdown has
taken $24 billion out of the economy
and will cut growth in the fourth
quarter significantly, ratings firm
Standard & Poors said Wednesday.
Moreover, S&P warned of more
possible damage if the political battle
over the budget and debt ceiling
resumes in January, further scaring
consumers, especially government
workers laid off without pay during
the shutdown.
As Congress appeared to strike a
deal Wednesday to resolve the stale-
mate over a new budget and raising
the debt ceiling, S&P said the impact
of the two-week-old shutdown likely
will take 0.6 percentage points off
fourth-quarter growth.
That would leave annualized
growth in the October-December
period at close to a sluggish 2 percent
rate, the ratings agency said.
The fall in growth is mostly due to
the furlough of hundreds of thousands
of civil servants, as well as impacted
government contractors, because the
Congress could not agree a budget
for the 2014 fiscal year that began
October 1.
The civil servants have not been
paid for their weeks off, but Congress
is expected to reinstate their wages.
With that money back in their
pockets, some economists have fore-
cast a bounce back in the economy in
the first quarter.
But S&P pointed out that the deal
reached tentatively on Wednesday in
Congress only would fund the govern-
ment through January 15, and raise
the debt ceiling to February 7.
That portends potentially a fresh
political crisis over both, and could
frighten consumers from spending
during the first quarter as well.
The bottom line is the govern-
ment shutdown has hurt the US
economy, S&P said.
The short turnaround for poli-
ticians to negotiate some sort of
lasting deal will likely weigh on con-
sumer confidence, especially among
government workers that were fur-
loughed.
If people are afraid that the
government policy brinkmanship
will resurface again, and with it the
risk of another shutdown or worse,
theyll remain afraid to open up their
checkbooks. That points to another
Humbug holiday season.
S&P dealt the government its
first-ever credit rating downgrade to
AA+ from AAA in August 2011, the
last time politicians went to the brink
of default on the debt over differences
on the budget.
Meantime, the US economy con-
tinued to grow at a modest to mod-
erate pace in recent weeks, but a
few regions reported slowdowns,
the Federal Reserve said in a report
Wednesday.
Overall, contacts surveyed for the
report remained cautiously optimistic
about the economic outlook, al-
though many also noted an increase
in uncertainty due largely to the fed-
eral government shutdown and debt
ceiling debate, the report said.
The Feds modest to moderate
characterization of growth was the
same as the prior Beige Book, re-
leased in early September.
But of the Feds 12 districts,
growth slowed some in four of
them: Philadelphia, Richmond, Chi-
cago and Kansas City.
The report, a collection of anec-
dotal information across the country,
will provide input to the October 29-30
monetary policy meeting of the Fed-
eral Open Market Committee.
It came as Congress scrambled
to resolve a budget and debt ceiling
impasse that threatened to drive the
country to default on its obligations.
NEW ZEALAND ENVOY VISITS DOLE SECRETARY Labor and
Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz (left) browses a
coffee table book she handed over as token of appreciation to New
Zealand Ambassador Reuben Levermore during the latters courtesy
call at the Offce of the Secretary in Intramuros, Manila.
Watchdog Transparency Inter-
national says it is concerned that
some of Chinas highest-profile com-
panies stop short of making public
pledges to avoid corrupt business
practices.
In a study of corporate reporting
by 100 multinationals based in 16 of
the worlds fastest-growing nations,
the Berlin-based group said compa-
nies from China lag behind in every
dimension.
Transparency International said
it examined corporate websites for
explanations of any anti-corruption
programs. It also looked for insight
into organizational structures or
details about certain aspects of com-
panies operations in other nations.
These three elements were assessed
because of their importance in raising
the level of corporate transparency
and accountability which in turn helps
minimize the risk of corruption, the
group said.
The 55-page report stops short
of equating poor transparency with
corrupt business practices but ad-
vised that making policies public is
a first step in reducing practices like
graft. (It may be worth noting that
corporate websites in China can be
a weak illustration of corporate com-
petitiveness, and often dont reflect
the nations savvy Internet users or
nimble technology companies.)
And while Chinese companies may
have ranked worst among emerging-
market businesses, the average com-
pany examined by Transparency In-
ternational didnt fare much better.
According to the groups scor-
ing system, the average emerging-
market company in its study grouping
got an unimpressive 36%, with only
one-in-four scoring at least 50%. The
observed levels of transparency fall
short of the standards expected of
large companies aspiring to become
global players, the watchdog said.
The biggest group of companies
was Chinese, and they averaged a
mere 20%. Indian firms did best, scor-
ing 54% on average, with standouts
like Tata Group affiliate companies
near the top of the rankings.
A spokesman for Tata Group said
the entities design their programs
so an interested entity can form a
fair and reasonable view about the
company.
In the section assessing what
companies say about internal anti-
bribery rules, Huawei Technologies
was the strongest Chinese performer
among the 33 companies considered
with a 62% score. In contrast, Fung
Group and Chery Automobile scored
zero by Transparency Internationals
grading system. Huawei, Fung Group
and Chery didnt immediately provide
comment on the report from Trans-
parency International.
The survey ranked companies by
reviewing their published policies
and grading them based on a num-
ber of criteria. With anti-corruption
policies, for instance, Transparency
Internationals researchers consid-
ered 13 different ways a policy might
be applied, such as whether it covers
the companys agents and whether
internal channels are listed to report
any abuse.
Each company mentioned in the
report was offered an opportunity
earlier this year to consider and re-
spond to the findings, Transparency
International said. No Chinese com-
pany provided feedback, the group
said.
The pool of companies included in
the report, Transparency in Corporate
Reporting: Assessing Emerging Mar-
ket Multinationals, came from a 2011
study of emerging global challeng-
ers published by Boston Consulting
Group that included more companies
from China than anywhere else. (Dow
Jones - WSJ Blog)
Laguna Water recently adapted
the internationally renowned Systems
Applications and Products (SAP)
technology, a German-developed
enterprise applications for software
related service, paving the way for
the successful data migration of both
customer and financial records from
the old to the new system.
This raises the quality of its
data management system by sev-
eral notches as part of its continuing
search for the best available technol-
ogy for its growing number of cus-
tomers. With this development, the
integrity of the Companys records
is now more secured in view of its
huge data bank and more structured
operating system.
In the last four years of opera-
tion in the province of Laguna, the
Company has increased its customer
base from 14% to 38% through a
two-pronged approach intended to
service both open and gated com-
munities. For areas still without water
network, the Companys Tubig Para
sa Barangay Project is a vehicle to
reach-out to poor communities where
piped water service have never been
experienced.
For the more organized housing
projects like subdivisions, Laguna
Water has been quite successful in
its campaign to take-over, providing
service that is more efficient in terms
of cost, quality and reliability.
Prior to the arrival of Laguna
Water in late 2009, local folks had to
endure problems related to water-
borne diseases and high cost of water
attributed to the use of unreliable
water sources and profiteering water
vendors, respectively. Through its
massive Capital Expenditure pro-
gram focused on water sourcing and
network expansion, these challenges
were readily addressed.
Aside from providing improved
customer service, the new software
likewise enables Laguna Water to
efficiently manage its material inven-
tory and implement stricter financial
control. With a customer base of
about 58,000 to date and continuously
growing, Laguna Water is now con-
sidered as the biggest water service
provider in the Province of Laguna
and the transition to SAP is seen as
a guarantee of the Companys contin-
ued adherence to excellent service
quality while it pursues to serve the
remaining 62% of the population.
Laguna Water is joint venture
company between the provincial
government of Laguna (PGL) and
AAAWater Corporation, a wholly-
owned subsidiary of Manila Water. Its
concession area covers the cities of
Bian, Santa Rosa and Cabuyao.
Shutdown Costs US
Economy $24B S&P
Laguna Water Shifts To New
Software Technology
Chinese Companies Fare
Poorly On Transparency,
Study Says
Experts from the Philippine In-
stitute for Development Studies
(PIDS) have urged the government
to implement reforms needed if the
Philippines wants to benefit from
the single market and production
base envisioned by the Association
of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)
in 2015.
They have outlined policy recom-
mendations to clear bottlenecks in
investments as well as infrastructure
and logistics in a seminar-workshop
held recently as part of activities
marking the 11th Development Policy
Research Month.
Aside from the much-needed im-
provement and modernization of the
countrys ports, conflict-of-interest
situations in regulatorsparticularly
the Philippine Ports Authoritymust
be removed and the cabotage law
must be reviewed to make the trans-
port and logistics sector more com-
petitive, said PIDS Senior Research
Fellow Adoracion Navarro.
There is a need for a boom in
infrastructure spending, although
this is still limited to the 40 percent
foreign participation in public utili-
ties, Navarro told participants in
the seminar-workshop titled AEC
2015: Development Challenges for the
Philippines held at the Romulo Hall
of the NEDA sa Makati Building.
Navarro pointed to a 2011 survey
by the Economic Research Institute
for ASEAN and East Asia, in which 75
percent of firms indicated that inad-
equate infrastructure and border bar-
riers to movement of transport across
countries in ASEAN member-states
are serious barriers to ASEANs ef-
forts in establishing AEC by 2015.
For instance, international air-
lines should be allowed to land and
pick up cargo from the Diosdado
Macapagal International Airport in
Clark, Pampanga, to give exporters
from the Subic Bay Freeport Zone
and Clark Freeport Zone a less
costly option for shipping out their
exports.
The cabotage restriction under
Republic Act 9295 or the Domestic
Shipping Development Act of 2004
under which no foreign vessel is
allowed to transport passengers or
cargo between Philippine ports un-
less allowed by regulators should
be revisited, according to Navarro.
Philippine shipping corners 98
percent of domestic interisland trade,
accounts for about 80 million tons of
cargo every year, and moves over
40 million people annually, Navarro
noted, citing data from the Asian
Development Bank. (EHL)
More Reforms Needed
To Beneft From AEC PIDS
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DETROIT (AP) General Motors is adding a
twist to the fght for supremacy in the red-hot
U.S. pickup truck market: Its raising prices. GM
is adding almost $2,100 to the sticker price
of the base 2014 Chevrolet Silverado. Thats
8.5 percent above the price when the truck hit
showrooms in the spring. Other versions of the
Silverado, as well as the GMC Sierra, will see
similar percentage increases. Under the in-
creases, the base sticker price on the Silverado
will rise from $24,585 to $26,670, including
shipping, according to GMs website. Raising
prices sounds like an odd way to boost sales.
PICKUP TRUCKS
BRUSSELS (Reuters) The European Com-
mission proposed on Wednesday limiting car-
bon charges on aviation to European airspace
following an agreement in Montreal to set up a
global scheme to curb carbon emissions from
aircraft from 2020. For the period from 2014 to
2020, the Commission proposed modifying EU
law that requires all planes using EU airports to
pay for emissions through the Emissions Trading
Scheme (ETS) for the duration of the fight. EU
member states and the European Parliament
would have to approve the change for it to be-
come law.
CARBON CHARGE
In the World Economic Forums
recently released 2013-2014 Global
Competitiveness Report (GCR), the
Philippines rank improves to 59th
place overall among 148 economies.
However, the same report says
that transport infrastructure in the
country remains in a dire state with
the country ranking 84th in overall
transport infrastructure, 113th in
airports and 116th in seaports.
According to the GCR, the Phil-
ippines made positive strides and
advanced six notches in the Global
Competitive Index as a result of gov-
ernment efforts to curb corruption
and improve government efficiency.
But improvements are coming
from such a low based that the coun-
try cannot afford to be complacent.
For instance, transport infrastructure
has improved but remains in a dire
state (84th).
The GCR ranks the worlds na-
tions according to the Global Com-
petitiveness Index. The index is based
on latest theoretical and empirical
research most of which are culled
from WEFs Executive Opinion Sur-
vey, and publicly available sources
such as the United Nations. Survey
respondents are business leaders of
the 148 countries in the index.
The improvement was driven by
strong private sector participation.
Recently, the Asian Development
Bank, citing improving GDP of at
least seven percent in recent quar-
ters, said the Philippines needs to do
more by tapping the private sector.
Strong private sector participa-
tion has been noted in the countrys
toll and roadways with the multibil-
lion-peso road projects connecting
north and south of Metro Manila.
Companies like Citra Central Ex-
pressway Corp. and Metro Pacific
Tollways Corp. are ready to invest for
the multi-level roadway projects of
the government under public-private
partnerships.
The elevated, flood-free road proj-
ects will help decongest EDSA and
other major roads in Metro Manila
thus reducing travel time from north
to south from the usual two hours or
more to just 15 minutes.
Citra, in particular, will invest
P26.5 billion for the development of
an elevated six-lane 14.2-kilometer
expressway, which will be completed
in three years. Metro Pacific, on the
other hand, is interested in another
four-lane, 13.4 kilometer elevated
road project at a cost P22.95 billion.
Plans are underway for a connector
road that will link the port of Manila
to this north-south road project.
In the case of the seaport sector,
International Container Terminal
Services, Inc.s (ICTSI) has been
consistently investing in its flagship,
the Manila International Container
Terminal (MICT), and presently the
countrys leading, state of the art
international trading gateway.
Reacting to the report, Christian
R. Gonzalez, ICTSI head of the Asian
region, said: We have to work double-
time to improve the state of transport
infrastructure for us to be globally
competitive.
Infrastructure development has
to match and complement the pace of
a countrys economic progress. If not,
all the strides we are taking to further
the economy will be for nothing.
As developer of a vital Philippine
utility, the MICT, we take great efforts
to keep pace with economic growth as
measured by the burgeoning import
and export trade that pass through
the terminal.
For instance, we built a new berth
just last year, and we are ready to
build yet another one quickly when
the demand calls for it, he contin-
ued.
The flagship in ICTSIs interna-
tional network of ports, the MICT
gets the lions share for investments.
Since the start of operation, ICTSI
has invested close to P20 billion at the
MICT for infrastructure, equipment
and technology.
In recent years, the MICT were
listed among the leading terminals
in the region under the four million
TEUs category of the Asian Freight
and Suppy Chain Awards (AFSCA).
The Singapore-based AFSCA started
noticing MICT in 2010 when ICTSI
started the full blast implementation
of expansion programs that will bol-
ster terminal capacity and seamless
operations.
On one hand, as a Philippine port
operator, ICTSI is a committed part-
ner of the government in developing
other local ports: We continue to sup-
port government efforts to improve
the countrys ports.
Connectivity through ports is
crucial to an archipelagic country
such as ours. Whenever there are
opportunities for us to develop ports
in the country and to contribute in
the countrys global competitiveness
through transport infrastructure,
expect us to participate in such
projects especially if its through
public-private partnerships, Gon-
zalez concluded.
WEF Report: PH Transport Infra Improves
By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT
Air France-KLM SA will impose
tough conditions on Italian airline
Alitalia in return for taking part in
the emergency capital increase that
Alitalias shareholders agreed to in
principle early Tuesday, an official at
the Franco-Dutch carrier said.
After an Alitalia board meeting
that ended in the early hours of the
morning, Air France-KLM and Alita-
lias other shareholders approved in
principle a capital increase of as much
as 300 million euros ($407 million) for
the Italian flag carrier. They have 30
days to decide whether they will take
part in the refinancing. Alitalias credi-
tor banks have agreed to extend the
airline 200 million euros in new credit
lines if the increase goes ahead.
A person familiar with the over-
night talks said some tough negotia-
tions are likely over the next month
to ensure Alitalia comes up with a
convincing business plan to assure
its long-term profitability.
Air France-KLM itself remains
financially fragile. The airlines opera-
tor recorded a net loss of 163 million
euros for the six months through
June. Pouring more cash into another
unprofitable concern would sit badly
with Air France-KLMs own share-
holders, which include the French
state, unless management can give
assurances that helping Alitalia would
be in its strategic interest.
Air France-KLM is eliminating
thousands of jobs at its French opera-
tions as it tries to return to profitabil-
ity amid high fuel prices and intense
competition in Europe from budget
carriers. Air France owns 25% of
Alitalia.
It would be unseemly to be spend-
ing more money on Alitalia only for
them to come back and ask for more
in five years time, said the person
familiar with the negotiations.
LONDON (Reuters) The new
shipping route opened up through
the Arctic by climate change will not
be crowded any time soon.
Cargoes of coal, diesel and gas
have made the trip but high insurance
costs, slow going and strict environ-
mental rules mean there will not be
a rush to follow them.
Looser ice means icebergs. One
vessel has already been holed, and
large ice breaking vessels, not always
on hand, are a must.
Significant safety and naviga-
tional concerns remain an obstacle
to commercial shipping in the North-
ern Sea route, despite recent media
reports of successful transits, said
Richard Hurley, a senior analyst at
shipping intelligence publisher IHS
Maritime.
AIS (ship) tracking of vessels in
the area shows all vessels are subject
to deviation from direct routes as
a result of ice, and many areas still
cannot be navigated safely without
the presence of large icebreakers able
to provide assistance such as lead
through to clearer waters.
Last month, a dry bulk vessel
carrying coal from Canada passed
through the Northwest Passage to
deliver a cargo to Finland, in a trip
its operators said would save $80,000
worth of fuel and cut shipping time
by a week.
The worlds top oil trader Vitol
brought tankers in October with Asian
diesel to Europe via the Northern Sea
route over Russia, potentially saving
hundreds of thousands of dollars in
costs.
The fast-growing liquefied natural
gas market, in which Arctic players
like Russia and Norway play a big
role, has also seen maiden Arctic
voyages.
Hurley said the passage of the
Yong Sheng cargo vessel in August
from China to Europe via the North-
ern Sea was only possible with the aid
of the worlds largest nuclear powered
icebreaker, 50 Let Pobedy, to get it
through the Lapatev Sea. Ship track-
ing showed only four large icebreak-
ers were available at any one time to
cover the whole Northern sea route.
Separately, a small Russian oil
products tanker was holed in Septem-
ber in the Kara Sea, also off Russia.
The Department of Transporta-
tion and Communications (DOTC)
Philippine Transit App Challenge,
the first in Southeast Asia, was a
resounding success, drawing par-
ticipants from as far as Cebu for
a three-month hack-at-home com-
petition to develop an app that will
ease commuting in the megacities
of Cebu and Metro Manila.
At the culminating event held
last 14 October at the GT-Toyota
Asian Cultural Center Auditorium
in UP-Diliman, competition finalists
got to demonstrate how their apps
worked and the various benefits
each offered.
Transport Secretary Joseph
Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya thanked
the developers for sharing their
talent in helping provide tools to the
commuting public for navigating the
two giant metros.
(Bloomberg) -- AP Moeller-Maersk
A/Ss fleet of 1,300-foot container ships
has worsened a capacity glut thats
depressing freight rates and eroding
earnings, Kuehne & Nagel Internation-
al AG, the No. 1 sea-freight forwarder,
said today.
The three Triple-E class ships, the
largest in the world, are exacerbat-
ing the effects of slowing demand on
routes linking Asian exporters with
consumers in Europe, Kuehne & Na-
gel Chief Financial Officer Gerard van
Kesteren said in an interview after the
companys third-quarter profit missed
analyst estimates.
Maersk has ordered 20 Triple-E
vessels as the Copenhagen-based
company seeks to cut operating costs
per container and grab a bigger slice
of a market thats struggled to recover
from the global slump and European
debt crisis. Kuehne & Nagel, whose
stock fell the most since March on the
profit figures, is among companies
most exposed to the capacity glut as
it buys deck space from Maersk and
its competitors to consolidate ship-
ments.
There is structural overcapacity,
and now the 18,000- container ships
are being put into production by Mae-
rsk, creating extra overcapacity, van
Kesteren said. Shipping lines are try-
ing to get business back. Its cutthroat
competition.
Shares of Schindellegi, Switzer-
land-based Kuehne fell 4.3 percent, the
steepest intraday decline since March
4, and were trading 4 percent lower at
113 francs as of 4:02 p.m. in Zurich.
A recent rate increase of $1,600
per 40-foot box hasnt held and prices
that began at below $1,000 and spiked
at more than $2,500 are now at about
$1,500 for some shipments to northern
Europe, said Philip Damas at Drewry
Maritime Equity Research in London,
adding that while companies will lift
fees by $1,800 from Nov. 1 the gain will
erode quickly.
There is persistent overcapacity,
and the shipping companies are not
reducing it enough, he said. The
Triple-E is one factor, but there are a
lot of big ships around.
Cancellations of entire services and
the parking of ships would be needed
to deliver a permanent boost, and ship-
pers are loath to take such steps and
risk market share, Damas said.
Price increases by the shipping
lines are imminent, but we doubt they
will stick, van Kesteren said. Volatil-
ity of freight rates remains extremely
high.
Kuehnes earnings before interest
and taxes rose 8.3 percent to 195 million
Swiss francs ($265 million) in the three
months through September. That was 3
percent below the 201.9 million francs
predicted by analysts.
DOTC Concludes Successful
PHL Transit App Challenge
I commend all of the participants
to our App Challenge, especially the
finalists who are here tonight, for
spending the last three months being a
part of the solution to one of our coun-
trys toughest problems, he said.
Trip Barker, a community-based
trip planner for mass transit sys-
tems through which users can share
real-time weather, traffic, and events
with their community, won the Best
App Award and P100,000.00 plus a
nomination to the 2014 Mobile Premier
Awards at the Mobile World Congress
in Barcelona, Spain next February.
There were also three special
award winners, each with a P50,000.00
prize.
Sakay.ph, a web- and SMS-based
app that gives commuters printable
transit directions for jeepneys, buses,
and trains in Metro Manila, took the
Open Community Award.
The Transport Award went to
Transit.com.ph for its app that pro-
vides Cebu City commuters with
route-planning tools as well as a
route editor for city planners and
contributors. Manila Train Guide, a
trip-planning app for Metro Manilas
railways, which highlights nearby
places of interest, won the Inclusive
Technology Award.
Meanwhile, Rklamo, an app
that provides a tipping mechanism
via SMS for PUV drivers with good
behavior was the Voters Choice and
received P30,000.00.
The Philippine Transit App Chal-
lenge, which was launched by the
DOTC alongside the Metropolitan
Manila Development Authority
(MMDA) and the Cebu City Gov-
ernment in early July, netted 17
entries from which 10 finalists were
chosen.
Maersks Monster Ships Create Capacity Glut
The Maersk Line Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller Triple-E class container vessel sits
berthed at the Port of Singapore in Singapore.
Icebergs, Insurance
Hamper Top Of The World
Shipping Route
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W
hile shopping in Shangri-La
Plaza or the new Glorietta,
you might have passed by
a shoe store called Vince
Camuto and wondered, is that a real
person or some made-up name to sound
like an Italian luxury label? The answer
is yes, Vince Camuto is a real person.
Yes, he is of Italian heritage (in fact, every
shoe is stamped with his Italian family
crest), but born and raised in New York.
And although the shoes are very on-trend
and look expensive, please take the time
to look at the price tagbecause you will
be pleasantly surprised to find that Vince
Camuto shoes are very affordable. For
example, a high-heeled platform bootie in a leather-and-faux-
snakeskin mix costs less than P6,000not bad!
Earlier this week, the brands president of international PR,
Gregory Morel, was in town to meet with the lifestyle media and
to introduce Vince Camutos fall 2013 collection. Held at Vask,
a section of the restaurant was turned into a mini showroom of
pumps, boots, wedges, and flats. But what we were surprised
to see were other brands as well, specifically BCBG Max Azria
and Jessica Simpson. We own the footwear licenses for these
brands, revealed Morel. He also revealed that Jessica Simpson
(yes, the singer and one-time reality TV star) is very involved
in her brand. Everyone in her family is, he added. When we
needed to shoot the fall campaign, Jessica was very pregnant, so
her sister Ashlee stepped in. Its the younger Simpson youll see
modeling the shoes in the current ads.
Vince Camuto the man is also very hands-on with his brand.
Every Vince Camuto shoe you see on the shelf was personally
reviewed by Vince himself, said Morel. When a prototype is
produced, he will inspect it and make a foot model wear it for
days to get her feedback. Nothing gets past him.
With comfort being the main concern, Morel pointed out that
all shoes have a genuine leather lining. This allows the foot to
breathe. Other shoes have a plastic lining, which causes the foot
to sweat. The shoes also have a memory foam, making them
very comfortable, especially the high-heeled styles. The pitch
also has to be correct, he stressed. The pitch refers to the angle
of the back part of the heel that meets the sole.
Now carried in 62 countries, Vince Camuto plans to focus on
new markets. Next year, we will open our first store in South
Africa, said Morel. We also have plans to expand to Europe.
Aside from the US, the brand is currently found in Asia, Australia,
South America, and Dubai. In the Philippines, there are three
Vince Camutos president of
international PR, Gregory Morel, at Vask
BCBG Cathleen in black
THE NEXT STEP
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by exploring new markets and introducing new categories
Jessica Simpson
Bolero in champagne
BCBG Dylann in cognac
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branches. But we will have eight
by the end of next year, including
one in Cebu.
But did you know that the
brand carries more than just
shoes? We have a total
of 31 categories, which
include bags, eyewear,
jewelry, fragrance, home,
and ready-to-wear, shared
Morel. Under the ready-to-
wear, they carry womens
apparel, which was introduced
two years ago in the US and
earned them a Best Ready-To-
Wear award from Nordstrom; and
mens suiting, which was launched
just this season. Hopefully, Manila
will be carrying the womens ready-
to-wear by next year.
Vince Camuto, BCBGeneration,
and Jessica Simpson are available
at Vince Camuto, Glorietta, Shangri-
La Plaza, and Rustans Makati
Follow @ilardeliza on Instagram
THE NEXT STEP
BCBGeneration
Jessica Simpson
Kansas in brown combo
Prism in burgundy
Claudias in natural
Cayden in dark brown
Ithaka in black
Maddison B in black
Mosley in burnt umbe
Bolero in brown combo
Neeson in elephant
Vince Camuto
Erro in black
Hawn in black
Felina in blue
Jamily in olive drab
Calleal in black
Editor
ISABEL C. DE LEON
Assistant Editor
MALOU E. ROSAL
Section Editors
Fashion & Beauty LIZA ILARDE
Dining GENE GONZALEZ
Wellbeing ROWENA BAUTISTA-ALCARAZ
Moms&Kids AMYLINE QUIEN CHING
Home & Garden/ Tech Lifestyle LEN GATBONTON-AMADORA
Travel & Tourism Arts & Culture
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Wi th gol d as i ts mai n el ement i n i ts constructi on i s the new
Anne Kl ei n spor ts watch. Thi s watch has a si mi l arl y styl ed
gol den stai nl ess steel case, but the champagne di al di f fers as
i t has two preci sel y-detai l ed subdi al s. The watch i s versati l e
for ever yday and ever ywhere, and the enti re pi ece resi sts
water up to 100 feet. Lend a cl assy l ook to any outfi t wi th thi s
watch currentl y sel l i ng for P7,100
D
iamonds aren t the only way to
turn a wristwatch into a luxury
item.
Luxury has a distinct defini-
tion when it comes to watches. Trendy and
quirky styles come and go, but a beautifully
handcraf ted timepiece never goes out of
style. As this season unveils the latest, and
the best in watch making, timeless Anne
Klein classics retain their position at the
top of the list of favorites.
The reputed fashion house showcased
some of their finest creations. The fall-
winter 2013 collection also brought to the
foray the many trends to look for this sea-
son. We rounded up the newest Anne Klein
wristwatches that aren t just functional but
exude golden style sensibility and are sure
to complete your wardrobe.
Classics
Ever y i nch of gol den per fecti on
radi ates wi th sophi sti cati on
and gl amour, wi th ri ch textures
and pearl s fur ther accenti ng i ts
mother-of-pearl di al . The bracel et
adj usts wi th a removabl e extender
l i nk and secures wi th a j ewel r y
cl asp and i s a defi ni te steal at the
retai l pri ce of P9,750
Thi s l eather chai n
watch i s yet another
ef for tl ess bl end of
the gol d and l eather
aestheti c wi th a cl assi c
di al detai l . Al most
compl etel y di sgui sed as
a bracel et, the bracel et
strap i s made up of
Leo-studded genui ne
l eather wi th l i nks of
gol d stai nl ess steel ,
provi di ng a l i ghtwei ght
al ternati ve to the
charm bracel et watch
seri es. At the pri ce of
P10,950, thi s watch
expresses edgi ness wi th
j ust the ri ght amount of
femi ni ni ty
Rather than havi ng a l ot of col ors i n one watch, the trend has evol ved
to one stri ki ng col or. Thi s Anne Kl ei n does exactl y that wi th a gol d
metal strap and a ri ch teal di al . The watch s bri ght teal col or adds
a deep contrast to the swanky gol d strap wi th mi ni mal hour marker
el ements. At P5,250, the watch j uxtaposes the fundamental s of
i l l ustri ous gol d and col or so sharpl y that i t resul ts i n a l asti ng
i mpressi on that i s remi ni scent of Anne Kl ei n s heri tage
At the forefront of all things beautiful and glamorous, Anne Klein has been synonymous with a style and sophistication
made for the modern day woman. Anne Klein watches are exclusively distributed by Rustan Marketing Corporation
and are available at Anne Klein Boutiques, Rustan s Department Stores, L Timestudio, Lucerne, and Chronos.
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BEAUTY KIT
JANE KINGSU-
CHENG
Cristalle B. Henarers, Managing Director of Belo Medical Group; Tom Rodriguez, Dr. Vicki Belo,
Medical Director and Founder of Belo Medical Group
T
heres nothing wrong with
being vaineven men feel
that way. They just dont
show it, but men do care
about the way they look and present
themselves. I came to this conclusion
when I attended an intimate lunch at
the Belo residence last week.
There was a surprise guest who
was none other than Tom Rodriguez
of the wildly popular teleserye My
Husbands Lover (MHL). We all
fondly know him for his character,
the closeted gay husband Vincent.
This newbie actor has captured the
hearts of everyoneboth women and
men, gay and straight. When you
take a role like this, I think the most
important part is that you really have
to know yourself and be secure with
who you are, shared Rodriguez. If
not, [playing the role] will be a harder
and a lot more complicated. I am very
happy that I have the first step. The
rest is just mental gymnasticsthats
the best way to describe it. You have
to rewire your brain to play this kind
of role. But then again, the good side
of it is Ive learned so much. We all go
through the same experiences, the
same type of emotions, the same type
of feelings. I got a glimpse of it when I
got to play for the other side.
Dr. Vicki Belo told us she hard-
ly watches teleseryes, but she got
hooked on watching MHLand on
Tom Rodriguez. The reason I like
Tom is because he represents every-
thing that is Belosomebody who is
sexy, intelligent, classy, smart, talent-
ed, creative, and who takes risk. Hes
a real man. But in the end, whether
you are gay or straight, youre still a
man, she said.
Unfortunately, being a man means
you have limitations in terms of prod-
uct choices when it comes to cover-
age. Dr. Belos daughter Cristalle
Henares, who also works at the clin-
ic, added that women have makeup to
hide their flaws, but men
cant hide behind these
foundations and conceal-
ers. Also, men are limited
when it comes to clothing
optionswhile women
have access to many styles
that can easily camouflage
body flaws, mens unfit
torsos are easily notice-
able.
What we noticed,
weirdly enough, is that its
the men who are duwag!
laughs Henares.Takot sa
injection, takot sa Botox.
Gustong gusto nila ng non-
invasive, non-surgical. Ta-
kot to make the jump. At the
same time, they dont want
to be perceived as vain.
She adds, But now theres
this [male demographic]
called machosexualits
okay to be conscious about
yourself and still be a macho
guy. And this is where the
Belo Medical Group comes
in with their offerings.
Top Treatments To Try
Men try their best to
look good naturally, but sometimes
no amount of hard work can give the
results they dream of. Belo can make
it easy. Men go to cosmetic surgery
centers because they pay attention to
their looks. According to a worldwide
statistic, the number-one procedure is
liposuction, second is rhinosplasty or
nose lift, and third is eyelid surgery,
reported Belo. Eyebag and eyelid
[surgery]is number one here;in the
States, its only number three.
Local celebrities have paved the
way for the rest of the population to
take the next step. For example, Paolo
Contis had liposuction. Accompanied
with regular workouts, he was able
to reach his weight and fitness goal
within two months. Belo explained,
I cant do it alone. I always tell my
clients, This is a marathon. I bring
you to the 20-kilometer line, you run
the rest. A surprising market that
Belo services is a lot of generals and
military men. Fat Freeze is one of the
newest and more popular treatment
that can help melt the fat away.
Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type
A) is the number-one non-surgical
procedure among menin fact, 58-
year-old Paeng Nepomuceno benefit-
ted from it, erasing his wrinkles,
corrugators, and crows feet. These
small facial problems when tightened
made a huge difference, contributing
to a friendlier and younger version of
himself. These subtle changes take
less than five minutes at the clinic.
Drooping eyebags and eyelids are
also problem areas, which 58-year-
old Christopher de Leon had, but
Belo was able to give him a very fresh
look by tightening the lids and getting
rid of the eyebags.
Another non-surgical option is
Thermage, which 55-year-old Albert
Martinez tried. Its a facelift that
works on both the skin and the mus-
cles, and it only takes 45 minutes. The
Aptos Thread facelift is another non-
surgical procedure that uses threads
to tighten the eye area and jawline.
Hair transplants and rhinoplasty
(more commonly known as nose job)
are also common cosmetic services
that are availed by Belos clientele,
though not on Tom Rodriguezs list.
Id like to keep it non-invasive for
me, he admitted.
Toms Go-To Treatments
Rodriguezs favorites include Jet
Peel, which uses a stream of oxygen
water thats great for removing dead
skin; and the Acupuncture Rejuve-
nation Therapy is one that he looks
forward to. After regular treatments,
he said, Its the most relaxing sleep
Ive had in a while. Thats very rare.
Minsan, you sleep, you wake up, but
you dont feel refreshed. With this,
after just 15 minutes, I feel
rejuvenated and with energy surg-
ing through my whole bodyplus its
painless.
On a more medical and technical
note, Dr. Belo explained, If you want
energy and to open up your merid-
ians, try this thousand-year-old treat-
ment that actually really refreshes by
bringing energy through the face and
opening up your meridians. Aside
from the facelift, this is the only pro-
cedure we have that addresses the
muscles. We all talk about the skin
and tightening it, but if your muscles
are still sagging, youre not going to
get great results. The only way to
tighten the muscles is to contract the
muscle and lift it, and the solution is
to do an acupuncture facelift.
The Sculptor Plus for the face
complements Rodriguezs needs by
giving a more defined facial contour,
while Fat Freeze is a
non-surgical treatment
that freezes and melts
the stubborn fat away.
Rodriguez has made the move,
along with other Belo babies En-
rique Gil, Derek Ramsey, and Piolo
Pascual. Theyre all man enough to
be Belofied and theres nothing
wrong with that. Concludes Rodri-
guez, Women want to take care of
themselvesthat shows how much
they value themselves; it should be
the same with men. If you want to im-
prove yourself, then by all means, its
your right to do so. Words of wisdom
by Belos newest baby.
For inquiries and consultations,
call 819-BELO (2356) or their interna-
tional hotline 1-310-742-4843; or visit
www.belomed.com, facebook.com/
belomedicalgroupofficial, and twitter.
com/belobeauty.
Follow @janekingsucheng on Insta-
gram.
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Issue
Vanity
tricks for
men, the
Belo way
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Charm bangles that bring
positivity and empowerment
Takers
A
t first glance, theyre already
pretty. But theres more to
cult favorite Alex and Anis
stackable charm bangles
than meets the eye.
Carolyn Rafaelian, designer,
founder, and creative director of Alex
and Ani, has said about her accesso-
ries: The idea behind our charms is
to create a completely customizable
stack of expandable bangles in which
you choose pieces that reflect your
individuality and tell a personal sto-
ry. The Rhode Island-based brand
offers a line of bangles and symbolic
charms in lovely finishes, made from
eco-friendly materials, and features
the signature expandable concept
so instead of fumbling with a tra-
ditional clasp or needing to resize
your bracelet, it has a genius sliding
mechanism to ensure a perfect fit for
every wrist.
You Are What You Wear
The main brand concept is em-
powering people and helping them
discover their true potential. How, ex-
actly? In line with the belief you are
what you wear, each charm symbol-
izes a value, a goal, a wish, a philoso-
phy (such as the Four Leaf Clover for
Luck, the Endless Knot for wisdom,
the Dragonfly for grace and power,
the Om for oneness and truth, and so
FIFI'S FINDS
PIERRA
CALASANZ-
LABRADOR
Wrist
on). Choose
the charm
that speaks
to youand
the same way
we turn to
comfort food
when were
s t r e s s e d ,
or put on
our running
shoes to liter-
ally chase the
blues away, a
glance at the
charm brace-
let gives us a mental boost, summons
positivity, and reminds us of what we
need to stay on track. (Yes, technically
we can do the same thing with inspi-
rational Post-its, but the Alex and Ani
stackable reminders are prettier!)
Environment-Friendly And
Made With Love
Named after her two daughters,
Carolyn brings traditional family
craftsmanship, mastery of tradition,
values, and social consciousness to
the Alex and Ani brand.
Each piece is sourced in the
United States from eco-friendly ma-
The Moroccan Refuge Collection is a favorite of
artists and signifes creativity and innovation
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terials (such as recycled metals from
local mills) to reduce carbon foot-
print, manufactured with innovative,
patented technology, and then hand-
crafted with love by local Rhode Is-
land communities (with serial num-
ber and all!).
Serendipity
Fans of the iconic bangles will be
thrilled to note that Alex and Ani is
now available in Manila, officially dis-
tributed by Three Point Retail Con-
cepts Inc. Owners Kristel Cue and
Celine Tang are longtime fans of Alex
and Ani bangles, and would collect
them every time they traveled. Inter-
estingly enough, they had a chance to
meet Carolyn via a serendipitous net-
working trip years ago, long before
they thought of bringing in Alex and
Ani. She was really inspiring. She
encouraged us to go after what we
loved doing, and I remember coming
out of that meeting feeling like I could
do anything!
The brand embraces Carolyns
personal belief that every individual
has a positive message to share with
the world, and now that fate has led
them to bringing Alex and Ani to Ma-
nila, Kristel shares, Hopefully, we
can spread the same kind of energy
here and help to inspire people.
Alex and Ani is located at 2/f SM
Aura Premier; select styles available
at ItsieBitsie Boutique, Rockwell
Center.
Looking for something in particular?
Let Pierra be your virtual shopper!
Email her at pclabrador@gmail.
com, visit www.thehappylab.com.ph,
or follow @tinypoem on Instagram.
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Wrist Takers
Saints, guardian angels, and miraculous medals make thoughtful gifts for loved ones
Birthstones (in photo),
initials, and zodiac
signs are some of the
most popular Alex and
Ani designs
Some people wear charms
that remind them of their
favorite destination, like
these New York and Starfsh
bangles (incidentally, did you
know that Star of the Sea is
an ancient name for the Virgin
Mary?)
L in ivory, grape, sand
Illustrating lifes twists
and turns, the Path of Life
bangles signify strength and
motivation to move towards
lifes fruitful moments
Parisian Flair
bags with a timeless functionality. It
has provided Lancel with an ideal foun-
dation to display the leather working
savoir-faire, high quality leathers and
purity of design which epitomize the
Maison. Today, this neoclassical spirit
is represented by Lancels new model,
the L: a large size bag which encapsu-
lates the Maisons new direction.
With the L, there is less decora-
tion, fewer accessories and no jewelry.
Nothing but the discrete emblem of
two L-shaped metal clasps. The L
evokes legendary Parisian figures
like Anouk Aime in Claude Lelouchs
1966 film A Man and a Woman, or
the timeless style of Jackie Kenne-
dy. Jacqueline Bisset and Charlotte
Rampling are further incarnations of
the distinctly Parisian femininity to
which Lancel pays homage.
The L ushers in a new era for the
Maison: a return to the essentials,
to the foundations of the style incar-
nated by these icons of elegance, to a
distinctly Parisian sense of chic.
The L is crafted in calf s leather
from the best Italian tanneries: its
quality is another sign of the desire to
set new standards.
A movable interior pocket is part
of its DNA, but it remains a secret
detail, known only to the woman who
wears it. For what distinguishes the L
is its discretion. Like the clean lines
and impeccable drape of a perfectly
cut evening jacket, it is an affair of
invisible details. This understated
luxury has already made the L a cult
object.
The small L is more compact,
more insolent, yet retains all the
preppy charm of its sister model. With
its strap fully extended, it exudes a
uniquely 70s style. As on the larger
model, its flap has L-shaped metal
clasps at each corner, subtly denoting
its Lancel pedigree. With a shortened
strap, the small L may be worn on the
shoulder, beneath the arm.
The L de Lancel is exclusively avail-
able at Lancels boutique on the sec-
ond floor of Shangri-la Plaza.
A
ll women, more so, the distinc-
tively Parisian women, are
blessed with natural chic
with effortless elegance, with
style. To them, Lancel dedicates the
L. The house of Lancel has decided to
devote itself to these women, Lancels
heroines, Parisian icons, women of the
world, women of sparkling wit. With
the L, the Maison pays tribute to an at-
titude, to a way of being chic.
The L is intended for women who
are sensual without overdoing it, re-
served as opposed to shy, spiritual
rather than intellectual, neo-classical
yet deceptively well-behaved: women
who require nothing or rather, almost
nothing, to be elegant.
These distinctions are the hall-
marks of the L. But achieving it is a
complex process. The L is a study in
less-is-more, whose subtlety resides
in the refinement of the work which
brought it into being. Its origins lie in
the understated chic of a vintage 70s
model from the Maisons archives. At
that time, the fashion was for simple
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othing beats a cool, new, funky
and chic eyewear that speaks
fashion. Take your pick from the
seasons hottest specs!
Bulgari
Heritage Collection. Inspired by an
exquisite Bulgari neckpiece made in
the 1950s, 27 teardropshaped em-
erald green stones surrounded by
intricately cut diamond gildsthis
collection is a classic range of elegant
frames marked by a singular emerald
gemstone circled with Austrian pave
crystals.
Bulgari Serpenti. The snake has
been an icon of Bulgari since the
1940s. The Bulgari Serpenti design
is brought back this year through the
new eyewear collection that is both
stylish and sophisticated. Each scale
of the snake skin print on the temples
has been meticulously applied one
color at a time.
Burberry
Geek has never been more chic with
trendy rectangular and semi-round
frames with runway-inspired, bold
metallic frames. The Burberry
seal is still present with a gradient
check design as a pop of print on
the temples.
American Gigolo. A collection of
frames with a minimalist, vintage
look, the collections hidden flex hinge
is seamlessly incorporated into the
design and is located perfectly for
the best fit for every face. Timeless
shapes make up this sunglass and
eyeglass collection, with a lightweight
Giorgio Armanis Frames of Life
American CicIc. A collecLion ol
lrames wiLh a minimalisL, vinLaqe look,
Lhe collecLion's hidden lex hinqe is
seamlessly incorporaLed inLo Lhe desiqn
and is locaLed perlecLly lor Lhe besL lL
lor every lace.
Liht and Thin. 1imeless shapes make
up Lhis sunqlass and eyeqlass collecLion,
wiLh a liqhLweiqhL sLrucLure LhaL does noL
sacrilce iLs sLurdiness and resisLance,
also makinq iL more lexible.
Screws. 1hickrimmed, modinspired and
LrendyLhese sunqlasses and eyeqlasses
come in lresh candy colors wiLh an
unexpecLed meLal armour. A simple
screw deLail on Lhe Lemple is a nice
lnishinq Louch.
FPAME5 CF LIFE
Probably only second Lo black,
1illany Blue is a sublime
chrome LhaL makes up Lhe
DNA ol one ol Lhe world's mosL
wellloved |ewelry houses. 1his
is brouqhL over Lo Lhe label's
laLesL eyewear collecLion, wiLh
Lhe expanse ol producL choices
bearinq Lhis unlorqeLLable
sLamp. 1o complemenL, lenses
bearinq warm, earLhy colors
add a darinq Louch. Lnamel
inserLions in LOVL and
1&CO are emblazoned on Lhe
inLeqraLed hinqes.
Probably only second to black, Tiffany Blue is a sublime chrome that makes up
the DNA of one of the worlds most well-loved jewelry houses. This is brought
over to the labels latest eyewear collection, with the expanse of product choices
bearing this unforgettable stamp. To complement, lenses bearing warm, earthy
colors add a daring touch. Enamel insertions in L-O-V-E and T-&-C-O are embla-
zoned on the integrated hinges.
Tiany & Co.
Dolce & Gabbana
Stripes. The fashion houses fes-
tive Sicilian stripes are rendered
into sunglasses with these strik-
ing eyewear choices, made more
beguiling by oversized and severe
cat-eye frame shapes.
Flowers. Romantic excess seen
on the runways goes on overdrive
in eyewear form, with a decadent
amount of resin-molded flowers
adorning the sunglasses.
CATWALK
Stripes. 1he lashion
house's lesLive Sicilian
sLripes are rendered inLo
sunqlasses wiLh Lhese
sLrikinq eyewear choices,
made more bequilinq by
oversized and severe caL
eye lrame shapes.
FIcwers. RomanLic excess
seen on Lhe runways qoes
on overdrive in eyewear
lorm, wiLh a decadenL
amounL ol resinmolded
lowers adorninq Lhe
sunqlasses.
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Cabbana's lrsL Milan
sLore was disLinquished
by a qold plaque LhaL
bore iLs name. 1his
crucial parL ol Lhe
brand's hisLory is Laken
inLo eyewear lorm
wiLh Lrendy colors and
paLLerns LhaL seL a sLylish
conLrasL aqainsL Lhe
classic qold plaque.
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CIitter. 1he sLylish excess
siqniled by sparkles
is made sleeker wiLh a
sLandouL collecLion,
wiLh qliLLer deLail on Lhe
lronL and ouLside ol Lhe
Lemples.
DNA (MEN)
Thin. 1he Dolce &
Cabbana man is
disLinquished by lne
Lailorinq wiLh a carelree,
ellorLless ease. 1his is
embodied by liqhLweiqhL
sunqlasses whose sLyle is
direcLly proporLional Lo
iLs comlorL.
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Matt Rubber. 1akinq inLo
consideraLion Lhe comlorL
needed when doinq
sporLs, pieces in Lhis
collecLion are consLrucLed
wiLh molded rubber lor
maximum ease.
Prada
SS 2013 SpeciaI CcIIecticn
"Pceme" (Wcmen). Prada's larqer
Lhanlile, visual LreaL ol a Sprinq/
Summer collecLion leaLured inyour
lace lorals LhaL aimed Lo provoke
raLher Lhan adorn. 1he aLLempL Lo
LranslaLe Lhis ouLraqeous collecLion
inLo eyewear is evidenLly successlul,
wiLh eyewear opLions wiLh Lhe label's
runway elemenLs LhaL make darinq a
mere undersLaLemenL.
SS 2013 SpeciaI CcIIecticn
"Pceme" (Men). SLraiqhL lines,
edqes, solid colors, clean silhoueLLes
and conLemporary color conLrasLs
made Lhe Prada Man a sarLorial leasL
lor Lhe eyes. 1he complemenLinq
eyewear collecLion Lakes on Lhe
same vibe, wiLh an avanLeqarde
shape LhaL's a play on lines, shapes
and color as well.
FASHl0N CATWALK

MinimaI Barcque. 1he mosL
iconic iLem in Prada eyewear
hisLory Lakes on a simpler
lnish LhaL's |usL as sLrikinq.
Pcrtrait. MaLLe lnishinq wiLh
subLly provocaLive shapes, Lhis
collecLion is a sLaple lor every
Prada lover.
FASHl0N SEAS0NAL
Prada Handba. Bearinq Lhe
iconic Prada loqo presenL in
iLs handbaqs, Lhese lrames are
as versaLile as Lheir carryon
counLerparLs.
TlMELESS HEPlTA0E
Prada TrianIe Lcc. 1he
inimiLable loqo everyone missed
reLurns in choice eyewear LhaL
are a class on Lheir own.
TlMELESS C0NCEPTUAL
Prada JcurnaI. Bold eleqance
is Lhe paLh Prada chooses Lo
Lake, as Lhis collecLion leaLures
Lhick lrames in unapoloqeLic
black, boLh rile wiLh choices
lor man and woman.
Prada Linea Rcssa. Luxury and
Lechnoloqy seamlessly emerqe as
Lhis Prada collecLion appeals Lo Lhe
more acLive side ol label lovers.
FirsL oll, Lemples in aluminum
qlass labric and Lechnical rubber
soul ensure exLreme liqhLness
and lexibiliLy, as well as susLained
sLrenqLh necessary lor Lhe
dynamiclivinq wearer. Lxclusive
rubber lnishinq on Lop ol meLal
places are a sLep above comlorL,
and Lhe iconic Prada Linea Rossa
loqo brinqs back Lhese sporLy
deLails inLo Lhe realms ol luxury.
Minimal Baroque. The most iconic
item in Prada eyewear history takes
on a simpler finish thats just as strik-
ing.
Prada Linea Rossa. Luxury and
technology seamlessly emerge as
this collection appeals to the more
active side of label lovers. First off,
temples in aluminum glass fabric and
technical rubber soul ensure extreme
lightness and flexibility, as well as sus-
tained strength necessary for the dy-
namic-living wearer. Exclusive rubber
finishing on top of metal places are a
step above comfort, and the iconic
Prada Linea Rossa logo brings back
these sporty details into the realms of
luxury.
Sinature. Creamy rose lrames
and disLincLively lashionlorward
shapes, lnished oll by Lhe Versace
Crecian emblem inspires lusL ouL
ol every eyewear and luxe lover.
Vanitas. Chic does noL beqin Lo
describe Lhe perlecL lemininiLy ol
Lhis pair, wiLh solL caL eyes and
a delicaLe lrame. 1he renowned
VaniLas symbol by Lhe Lemple,
lollowed by slim lines make Lhis a
piece noLhinq shorL ol iconic.
Signature. Creamy rose frames and distinctively fashion-forward
shapes, finished off by the Versace Grecian emblem inspire lust out of
every eyewear and luxe lover.
TPEND

Crcs Crain. MeLal lrames
are made more dynamic
wiLh a qrosqrain LexLure
and lve color opLions,
wiLh semiqloss or meLallic
lnishinq.
Ba Hine. Classic qold
hinqes upqrade bold colors
in oversized lrames wiLh
kooky shapes LhaL make
quiLe Lhe lashion sLaLemenL.
E$$ENTlAL LEl$UPE
FcIded TempIe. Relreshinq
color block combinaLions
Lake a sporLs luxe leel, wiLh
Lhe line's Lemples made
wiLh milled aceLaLe.
MiIIed EaIe. Lleqance in
subLleLy is aL iLs peak wiLh
Lmporio Armani's eaqle
insiqnia milled on Lhe
Lemples.
M0DEPN
Rubber Sripes. 1ransparenL
Lemples made inLeresLinq
wiLh in|ecLed rubber inserLs
disLinquish Lhe collecLion,
color and maLerial conLrasLs
spanninq Lhe enLire line.
Oliver Peoples
Casandra. SLepped plasLic
leaLures color and paLLern
blockinq wiLh an overall
vinLaqe leel, Lhe besL choice lor
Lhe uberleminine.
DBS. 1his collecLion's square
lens shape is masculiniLy
personiled, ollered in lour colors
and CR39 polarized lenses.
Daddy B. HandsculpLed,
reLroinspired, and unisex, Lhis
exciLinq addiLion Lo Lhe Oliver
Peoples lamily is anoLher
classic choice LhaL is |usL as
advanced in iLs eye proLecLion
leaLures, wiLh Lhe choice ol
polarized or phoLochromaLic
lenses and maximum UV
proLecLion.
Casandra. SLepped plasLic
leaLures color and paLLern
blockinq wiLh an overall
vinLaqe leel, Lhe besL choice lor
Lhe uberleminine.
DBS. 1his collecLion's square
lens shape is masculiniLy
personiled, ollered in lour colors
and CR39 polarized lenses.
Daddy B. HandsculpLed,
reLroinspired, and unisex, Lhis
exciLinq addiLion Lo Lhe Oliver
Peoples lamily is anoLher
classic choice LhaL is |usL as
advanced in iLs eye proLecLion
leaLures, wiLh Lhe choice ol
polarized or phoLochromaLic
lenses and maximum UV
proLecLion.
Daddy B. Hand-sculpted, retro-in-
spired, and unisex, this exciting ad-
dition to the Oliver Peoples family is
another classic choice that is just as
advanced in its eye protection fea-
tures, with the choice of polarized or
photochromatic lenses and maximum
UV protection.
CATWALK
Stripes. 1he lashion
house's lesLive Sicilian
sLripes are rendered inLo
sunqlasses wiLh Lhese
sLrikinq eyewear choices,
made more bequilinq by
oversized and severe caL
eye lrame shapes.
FIcwers. RomanLic excess
seen on Lhe runways qoes
on overdrive in eyewear
lorm, wiLh a decadenL
amounL ol resinmolded
lowers adorninq Lhe
sunqlasses.
DNA
Lcc PIaque. Dolce &
Cabbana's lrsL Milan
sLore was disLinquished
by a qold plaque LhaL
bore iLs name. 1his
crucial parL ol Lhe
brand's hisLory is Laken
inLo eyewear lorm
wiLh Lrendy colors and
paLLerns LhaL seL a sLylish
conLrasL aqainsL Lhe
classic qold plaque.
UPBAN/ $TPEETWEAP
E$$ENTlAL
CIitter. 1he sLylish excess
siqniled by sparkles
is made sleeker wiLh a
sLandouL collecLion,
wiLh qliLLer deLail on Lhe
lronL and ouLside ol Lhe
Lemples.
DNA (MEN)
Thin. 1he Dolce &
Cabbana man is
disLinquished by lne
Lailorinq wiLh a carelree,
ellorLless ease. 1his is
embodied by liqhLweiqhL
sunqlasses whose sLyle is
direcLly proporLional Lo
iLs comlorL.
$P0PTY-lN$PlPED
(MEN)
Matt Rubber. 1akinq inLo
consideraLion Lhe comlorL
needed when doinq
sporLs, pieces in Lhis
collecLion are consLrucLed
wiLh molded rubber lor
maximum ease.
Casandra. Stepped fea-
tures, color and pattern
blocking with an over-all
vintage feel, the best choice
for the uber-feminine.
structure that does not sacrifice its
sturdiness and resistance, also mak-
ing it more flexible. Thick-rimmed,
mod-inspired and trendythese sun-
glasses and eyeglasses come in fresh
candy colors with an unexpected met-
al armor. A simple screw detail on the
temple is a nice finishing touch.
Versace
Emporio Armani
Paul Smith
Metal frames are made more dynamic with a grosgrain texture and five
color options, with semi-gloss or metallic finishing. Classic gold hinges
upgrade bold colors in oversized frames with kooky shapes that make
quite the fashion statement.
Hayden. Doublebridqed aviaLor
sunqlasses, wiLh a raised Lop bar, qradienL
lenses and cool cusLom colors LhaL qive
oll some serious rock sLar sLyle.
ChurchiII. An ampedup browbar makes
Lhis pair cuL ouL lrom Lhe resL, sure Lo
LransporL iLs wearer's ensemble Lo a 960's
reLro vibe. Classic LorLoise colors counL as
opLions, wiLh qlass lenses Lo booL.
WaItcn. An oversized square lrame
made coveLable by a sLandouL meLal bar
in beLween lrames held by sleek meLal
pronqs. Add qradienL lens opLions inLo
Lhe mix and iLs wearer auLomaLically
channels 960's rock sLyle.
Hayden. Double-bridged aviator sunglasses, with a raised top bar, gradient
lenses and cool custom colors that give off some serious rock star style.
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ENTERTAINMENT
D
uets second run-
ner-up Jason Farol is
finally in the Philip-
pines.
The 23-year-old US-based singer is
keeping his promise to perform here
the OPM song Kung Ikaw At Ako,
which he dedicates to Pinoy fans. The
song is a track in his debut album
under Viva Records.
Farols mom, who was born
in Manila, personally coached
the singer in learning and in-
ternalizing the Tagalog lyrics
of the song.
It was tough. I got most
of the pronunciations wrong
(at first but) it was fun to
record, he told Bulletin
Entertainment.
Though born and raised in
Torrance, California, Jason is
true-blue Pinoy learned in Filipino
culture. He said that his mom always
cooks Pinoy dishes at home including
arroz caldo, sinigang and adobo.
Now that he has finally seen the
H
alloween is nigh, but that
isnt the reason the undead
has stirred. Fear not the
coming of the zombie apoca-
lypse. Its only a TV show, after all,
and one that is also a record-breaking
viewership juggernaut.
The Walking Dead (TWD) returns
for its much-awaited Season 4, coming
from its Season 3 finale early this year
with an astounding 12.4 million view-
ers in the US. Whats more amazing
is that a whopping 16.1 million viewers
tuned in to the S4 premiere numbers
that also encompass the much-coveted
18-49 demographic. This is especially
amazing for a cable show, and a zombie
drama at that.
With time-shifted playback (people
recording the show and watching at a
more convenient time) and affiliates
airing the series in different time zones
(Episode 1 of S4 airs here almost a
week after the US), the number can
only climb.
To celebrate Season 4s premiere, a
The Walking Dead Zombie Ball was
held Thursday at Resorts World Manila.
Those infected with the TWD virus
not just enjoyed games, goodie and gad-
get giveaways and photo booths for the
zombified, but were also treated to an
advanced screening of S4s Episode 1,
30 Days Without An Accident.
Producers have promised a more
By ANNIE S. ALEJO
When The Undead Come Walking
BEYOND DEAD
The Walking Dead is based on
the comic book series of the same
name
The series received several award
nominations including Writers Guild
of America Award and a Golden
Globe Award for Best Television
Series (Drama)
Twilight series star Christian
Serratos will be seen in Season 4 in
a recurring role as Rosita Espinosa,
with the option to become a regular
in season 5
exciting season, teasing Comic Con
audiences in the US with a new threat
even, so heres what we Deadheads can
most likely expect:
New Ways To Brain Walkers
Iconic zombie kills with Daryl Dixon
(Norman Reedus) using the crossbow
and Michonne (Danai Gurira) wielding
her katana are cool, but the produc-
ers have promised to rain down more
walkers on our survivors so expect
novel ways for them to dispatch these
threats.
stepping back to pay more attention
to his son Carl (Chandler Riggs) and
baby Judith. The group would most
likely call the shots through a more
democratic process.
Prison Stuff And Things
Rick was always doing stuff and
things in past seasons but this time,
based on season trailers, it seems the
prison is more stocked up than ever
they are growing their own food, have
running water, a good stash of ammo
and such. We expect their silver SUV
to remain clean throughout the season
as well.
End-Of-Times Hook-Ups?
A pre-season publicity
photo of Daryl and Carol
(Melissa McBride) has tick-
led fans of Team Caryl pink.
While Reedus remains mum
about a possible romance,
with a prison full of people,
maybe others would also
find love like Glenn (Steven
Yeun) and Maggie (Lauren
Cohen) have.
Things (And Dudes)
Getting Hairy
Scary walker encounters
aside, expect some prison
guys to keep their rugged
look. Rick, for one, seems
to still be averse to using
a razor; and Daryl has yet
to meet a pair of scissors
he likes. In a recent Buzz-
Feed interview, Reedus was
quoted: I just let (my hair)
grow. Im going for the wild
animal look. Nice.

The Season 4 premiere of
The Walking Dead actually
leads FOX Channels Satur-
day TVPOCALYPSE block,
which also sees the debut
of two new U.S. blockbuster
shows.
The Walking Dead S4
begins airing on Saturday,
Oct. 19 at 8:55 p.m. It will be
followed at 9:50 p.m. by Mar-
vels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
by Joss Whedon (The
Avengers) that centers on
Agent Phil Coulson (Clark
Gregg), a fan favorite from
the movie. At 10:45 p.m.,
Sleepy Hollow debuts on
Philippine cable with a mod-
ern take on the The Legend
of Sleepy Hollow, focusing
on Ichabod Crane still on the
heels of the dreaded Head-
less Horseman.
Singer Jason Farol Keeps His Promise,
Reconnects With His Pinoy Roots
Before his stint on Duets, Jason
auditioned in several singing competi-
tions, including American Idol and
The Voice but he always got cut in the
first round because I have no experi-
ence and I was always so nervous.
Mars to Elvis Presleys Heartbreak
Hotel Jason is one versatile artist.
He has performed at the Hollywood
Bowl, sharing the stage with The Fray,
Carolina Liar and John Legend.

Duet With Pinoy Singers
Jason will soon share the mic with
Sarah Geronimo during her Perfect
10 anniversary concert in Novem-
ber.
Shes so nice. Seeing her live was
incredible because her voice is so big,
so soulful and she can dance. Shes
pretty girl and she got a great voice,
and I love girls like her so much, he
said of her first meeting with Sarah in
Los Angeles.
Apart from Sarah, the Fil-Am ad-
mires Martin Nievera.
Jason will also perform at The
District Cavite on Oct. 18, Glorietta
Mall on Oct. 20, TriNoma Mall on Oct.
25, Harbor Point on Oct. 26, MarQuee
Mall on Oct. 27 and Market! Market!
Mall on Nov. 8.
Ricktocracy Done
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) has
always been the de-facto leader but
this season the widower is said to be
FAN FAVORITES Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Michonne (Danai Gurira)
(Photo courtesy of FOX Philippines)
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Philippines, the singer can say that its
love at first sight. Given the chance, he
would like to have a career here.
I really love the culture here. Ive
been gaining so much support from
the Filipinos so far. Its been so nice;
theyre so nice and welcoming, he
said, adding, I wanna live here I
dont wanna go home!
Jason comes from a mu-
sically inclined family: His
father, a Batangueo, loves
singing karaoke; Jukebox
Queen Claire Dela Fuente
is a distant relative; and
his brother is a band gui-
tarist.
I started (singing)
when I was very young. He
(father) bought me karaoke
machine and I just copy him.
I just wouldnt shut up basi-
cally and my brother and sister got
really annoyed but I didnt give up
and I kept singing, he said.
Saying that every Filipino loves
singing and is gifted musically, Ja-
son declares that his passion stems
from his roots.
Singing a broad range of songs
from Runaway Baby by Bruno
ABOUT JASON
His mother, Rowena Moore
Piedad, is from Caloocan City
while his father, Eliseo G. Farol Jr.,
was born and raised in Rosario,
Batangas
His fve-track album features
romantic ballads I Believe In Love
Again, Someday, Dancing On The
Roof, among others
He earned his Bachelors Degree
in Kinesiology from Cal State
Dominguez Hills
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GETAWAY I N 2D
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SHES THE ONE
GRAVI TY
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SHES THE ONE I N 2D
CARRI E I N 2D
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SHES THE ONE
SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL 13
BOY NUEBE
SHES THE ONE
GRAVI TY
RESERVE
MOMZI LLA
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CARRI E I N 2D
CARRI E I N 2D
GATAWAY I N 2D
ESCAPE PLAN S/ GRAVI TY
SHES THE ONE
I TALI AN FI LM FESTI VAL
CARRI E I N 2D
GRAVI TY
KUNG FU DI VAS
GRAVI TY
SHES THE ONE
SHES THE ONE
ESCAPE PLAN
GATEAWAY / CLOUDY W/ A CHANCE OF MEATBALL
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ESCAPE PLAN
GRAVI TY
Now playing across thePhilippines,
Carrie is distributed by Columbia
Pictures, local offce of Sony Pictures
Releasing International.
Columbia Pictures new thriller
Carrie is a reimagining of the
classic horror tale about Carrie
White (Chloe Grace Moretz), a
shy girl outcast by her peers and
sheltered by her deeply religious
mother (J ulianne Moore). The
teenaged girl unleashes telekinetic
terror on her small town after being
pushed too far at her senior prom.
Directed by Kimberly Peirce with
a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-
Sacasa, Carrie also stars Judy
Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex
Russell, Gabriella Wilde and Ansel
Elgort.
2D
Friday, October 18, 2013
CARRIE
ESCAPE PLAN (DI GI TAL) R-13
GETAWAY (DI GI TAL) PG
CLOUDY WI TH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (DI GI TAL)
/* GRAVI TY G/* PG
CARRI E (DI GI TAL)
SHES THE ONE (DI GI TAL)
PASSI ON (DI GI TAL)
8:00 PM
8:00 PM
8:00 PM
Jon Sant os
Jon Sant os
El i zabet h Ramsey & St el l a I gnac i o
Oct . 19
Oct . 31
Nov. 7
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Oct . 18
Oct . 19
Nov. 25&26
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G-For c e Rec i t al
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Ruf f a Mae, Candy Pangi l i nan, Ter i Onor, Ki m I dol & Lassi e 8:00 PM
8:00 PM
8:00 PM
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8:00 , 10:35
12:00 , 2:35 , 5:10 ,
7:45 , 10:20
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6:15, 8:20 , 10:25
12:35 , 3:05 , 5:35 ,
8:05 , 10:35
1:30 , 4:20 ,
7:10 , 10:00
12:30 , 3:00 , 5:30 ,
8:00 , 10:30
1:40, 3:45, 5:50,
7:55, 10:00
2:30 , 5:00 ,
7:30 , 10:00
SHES THE ONE AMBUSHED IN 2D
GETAWAY IN 2D
PASSION IN 2D CARRIE IN 2D
ESCAPE PLAN IN 2D
GRAVITY
IN 2D ATMOS
CARRIE IN 2D
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R-13
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GUNI GUNI
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EW YORK Ash-
ton Kutcher and
Jon Cryer, the
stars of the CBS
comedy Two and a Half
Men, are the highest paid
actors on US television with
estimated earnings topping
$20 million each, Forbes
magazine said recently.
Kutcher, the 35-year-old
actor who replaced Charlie
Sheen after his ouster from
the hit TV show in 2011,
topped the list for the second
consecutive year with $24
million, but Cryer was not far
behind with $21 million.
Their 19-year-old co-star
on the show, Angus T. Jones,
came in seventh place on the
annual list that estimates
Highest Paid Actors On US Television
earnings for the 12 months from June
2012 to 2013. Jones made about $11
million.
Comedian Ray Romano, whose
show Everybody Loves Raymond
ended eight years ago, placed third on
the list with $16 million, most of which
comes from syndication of the CBS
comedy series.
Neil Patrick Harris of CBS comedy
How I Met Your Mother debuted on
the list, sharing the No. 4 spot with Mark
Harmon of CBS crime drama NCIS
at $15 million. Patrick Dempsey of ABC
comedy Grey's Anatomy rounded out
the top five with income of $13 million.
Sheen, once the top male earner on
TV who now appears in the FX network
sitcom Anger Management, captured
the No. 10 spot with earnings of $10
million.
Forbes compiled the list by talking
to producers, agents, managers and
other insiders to estimate earnings
from entertainment-related sources
before taxes and expenses. (Reuters)
ASHTON KUTCHER JON CRYER
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THE Dai l y Commut er Puzzl e
Edited by Wayne Robert Williams
(FRIDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2013)
Friday, October 18, 2013 E-4
YOUR STARS
IPENUTS by Felipe de la Cruz
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) What you had expected to be rather
troublesomewill turnout toproceedquitesmoothly. However, donot allow
that fact to make you complacent in other directions. Although not every-
thingcanbedonestraight away, thelessyouleavefor later thebetter.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) You will fnd yourself in a rather un-
usual situation. Though at frst, you will not quite know how to behave,
youwill soondiscover what has tobedone. Youwill not bevery eager to
deal with a matter you do not much care for, but make an effort to get it
out of theway.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) There will be some tension
withsomeoneclosetoyouandyoushouldallowyourself alittlemorelee-
way. Avoidprofessingyoucandowhat youmerelyhopeyoumight beable
to. Insteadsayyouwill doyour best but nopromises.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) You will tend to be a little dis-
couragedby asetback; just persevereandall will turnout just well. Try to
concentrateondealingwithapersonal matter today. Doall that is needed
and more to convince your partner that there is no one more important
toyou.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) There will be times when you do
not feel muchenthusiasmandyoushouldspurnnoopportunitytorekindle
it. While trying to overcome your limitations, you would do well to seek to
bear theminminduntil youdo. If youmakeaspecial effort tobetidier, you
will saveyourself alot of troublelater.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Evenif youdonot progress as rap-
idly as you would have liked, you will be able to get a great deal done.
You will be able to take positive steps towards the end at which you are
aiming. See to it that your partner is fully informed about these aims and
agreeswiththem.
ARIES (March 21-April 20) The prospects at work are good but
youmust beonyour guardagainst mistakes. Makesureothersunderstand
what youmean; theresultsof amisunderstandingcouldbeserious. Tryto
ensureyoudonot allowasmall boneof contentiontocomebetweenyou
andyour partner.
TAURUS (April 21-May 20) Do not make any changes just be-
causeyouarebored. Anumber of thingsthat havetobedonecannot help
but beboring. Just havethemdoneasquicklyaspossible. Youwill havea
tendencytobenervoussoseektokeepyour temper under control.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Somecomplicatedprojectswill bedel-
egatedtoyouandfor themtosucceedyoumust exert yourself andavoid
taking too much for granted. Try to attend to most pressing tasks frst; later
on in the day, you may fnd yourself to be too tired to do so.
CANCER (June 21-July 20) Whether you are at work or on the
road, always keep in mind to take reasonable precautions. Do not forget
that accidents do not just happen, they are caused. Do not allowyourself
to become excited about little or nothing and try to take things more in
your stride.
LEO (July 21-Aug. 20) Others will seek totakethecredit for what
you have done and you will have to take prompt action to prevent them
fromsucceeding. If youaredisappointedwiththeresultsof somethingyou
had looked forward to doing that is largely because you were probably
hopingfor toomuch.
VIRGO (Aug 21-Sept. 22) Youwill continuetoreceivesomegood
advice, but always remember that in the end it all depends on your rea-
sonandcommonsenseandhowyouapplythemtoyour present situation.
Something you had hardly expected will nowtake place and you will be
pleasantlysurprised.
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2:00 CatDog 4:00 Hey Arnold 6:00
The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron 6:30
Fairly Odd Parents 7:00 SpongeBob
SquarePants 8:00 Max & Ruby 8:30 Team
Umizoomi 9:00 Dora, The Explorer 9:30
The Backyardigans 10:00 Go, Diego,
Go! 10:30 Ni Hao Kai Lan 11:00 Bubble
Guppies 11:30 Max & Ruby 12:00 p.m.
SpongeBob SquarePants 2:00 Victorious
2:30 iCarly 3:00 The Fairly Odd Parents
3:30 Big Time Rush 4:00 Kung Fu
Panda 4:30 Monsuno 5:00 Robot &
Monster 5:30 Rocket Monkeys 6:00
The Fairly Odd Parents 6:30 SpongeBob
SquarePants 7:00 Figure It Out 7:30 Big
Time Rush 8:00 Victorious 8:30 iCarly
9:00 House Of Anubis 9:30 SpongeBob
SquarePants 10:00 The Fairly Odd
Parents 11:00 SpongeBob SquarePants
DISNEY CHANNEL 12:00 a.m. Zig &
Sharko 1:00 The Replacements 1:30 Stitch!
2:30 Fish Hooks 3:00 Phineas & Ferb 3:30
Shake It Up 4:00 Jessie 4:30 Good Luck
Charlie 5:00 Phineas & Ferb 6:00 Shaun
The Sheep 6:30 Mickey Mouse And Friends
7:00 Boboiboy 8:00 Doc Mcstuffns 8:30
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 9:00 Jake and The
Neverland Pirates 9:30 Art Attack 11:30
Boboiboy 12:00 pm Shaun The Sheep
12:30 Oggy And The Cockroaches 1:00
Phineas & Ferb 1:30 Dude, Thats My
Ghost 2:00 Boboiboy 3:00 Kim Possible
3:30 Pucca 4:00 Rekkit Rabbit 4:30
Dreamkix 5:00 Oggy And The Cockroaches
5:30 Dude, Thats My Ghost 6:00 Phineas
& Ferb 7:00 Hole In The Wall 9:30 Mr.
Bean - Live Action Series 10:00 Jessie
10:30 Phineas & Ferb 11:30 Zig & Sharko
ANIMAX 12:00 a.m. Cardfght!! Vanguard
12:30 Blue Dragon 1:00 Beelzebub 1:30
Shakugan No Shana II 2:30 Hayate the
Combat Butler 3:00 Sket Dance 3:30
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan 4:00
Naruto 5:00 Shakugan No Shana II 6:00
Beelzebub 6:30 Shakugan No Shana II
7:30 Hayate the Combat Butler 8:00
Cardfght!! Vanguard 8:30 Blue Dragon
9:00 Naruto 10:00 Beelzebub 10:30
Shakugan No Shana II 11:30 Hayate the
Combat Butler 12:00 p.m. Cardfght!!
Vanguard 12:30 Blue Dragon 1:00 Naruto
2:00 Beelzebub 2:30 Shakugan No Shana
II 3:30 Hayate the Combat Butler 4:00
Cardfght!! Vanguard 5:00 Blue Dragon
6:00 Beelzebub 6:30 Shakugan No Shana
II 7:30 Hayate the Combat Butler 8:00
Sket Dance 8:30 Nura: Rise of the Yokai
Clan 9:00 Cardfght!! Vanguard 9:30 Blue
Dragon 10:00 Beelzebub 10:30 Hayate the
Combat Butler 11:00 Sket Dance 11:30
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
HERO 12:00 a.m. Gintama 12:30 Kyo Kara
Maoh 1:00 Eyeshield 1:30 Tiger and Bunny
2:00 Major 2:30 Kurokos Basketball 3:00
Eyeshield 3:30 Kyo Kara Maoh 4:00 Gintama
4:30 Claymore 5:00 Vampire Knight 5:30
Daily Life Of Highschool Boys 6:00 Mirmo de
Pon 6:30 Digimon Xros Wars 7:00 Yakitate!
Japan 7:30 Tiger and Bunny 8:00 Major
8:30 Kurokos Basketball 9:00 Eyeshield
21 9:30 Kyo Kara Maoh 10:00 Gintama
10:30 Daily Life Of Highschool Boys 11:00
Vampire Knight 11:30 Claymore 12:00
p.m. Mirmo de Pon 12:30 Digimon Xros
Wars 1:00 Yakitate! Japan 1:30 Tiger and
Bunny 2:00 Major 2:30 Kurokos Basketball
3:00 Eyeshield 21 3:30 Kyo Kara Maoh
4:00 Gintama 4:30 Daily Life Of Highschool
Boys 5:00 Vampire Knight 5:30 Claymore
6:00 Mirmo de Pon 6:30 Digimon Xros Wars
7:00 Yakitate! Japan 7:30 Tiger and Bunny
8:00 Major 8:30 Kurokos Basketball 9:00
Eyeshield 21 9:30 Kyo Kara Maoh 10:00
Gintama 10:30 Daily Life Of Highschool Boys
11:00 Vampire Knight 11:30 Claymore
STAR WORLD 12:40 a.m. Suburgatory
1:30 Scandal 3:00 Americas Next Top
Model 4:30 Glee 6:00 Masterchef US
6:50 Americas Next Top Model 7:40
Malibu Country 8:30 According To Jim
9:20 Suburgatory 10:10 Glee 11:00 Ace
Of Cakes 11:50 Masterchef US 12:45
p.m. Suburgatory 1:40 Americas Next
Top Model 2:35 Gallery Girls 3:30 Greek
5:20 Suburgatory 6:10 Masterchef US
7:00 Beauty And The Geek Australia
8:30 Ace Of Cakes 9:00 Gallery Girls
9:55 Miss Advised 10:50 Got To Dance
UK 11:45 Americas Next Top Model
STAR PHOENIX 12:00mn Phoenix Midnight
News Update 12:25 a.m. Phoenix Midnight
Finance Express 12:30 Phoenix Kidult Drama
1:20 A Datze With Lu Yu 2:10 World Of
Success 2:15 Summary Of Press 2:35 World
Chit-Chat 3:00 Drama 3:55 Trendy Guide
4:15 Phoenix Buster 4:50 Health Express
II 4:55 From Phoenix To The World 5:20
Newsline 5:45 Entertainment Whirlwind
Friday, October 18, 2013
TVGuide your everyday guide to local television and cable TV.
Cable Channels
After Top Chef 5:00 Top Chef 6:00 The Jeff
Probst Show 7:00 The Ellen Degeneres Show
8:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 9:00 Top
Chef Masters 10:00 HSN Paid Programming
11:00 Inside Edition 11:30 ET 12:00 p.m.
The Ellen Degeneres Show 1:00 The Jeff
Probst Show 2:00 Marcels Quantum Kitchen
3:00 Tori and Dean 4:00 Top Chef Masters
5:00 Who Do You Think You Are? 6:00
Inside Edition 6:30 ET 7:00 The Jeff Probst
Show 8:00 Guys with Kids 8:30 1600 Penn
9:00 Life After Top Chef 10:00 The Ellen
SOLAR NEWS CHANNEL 5:00 a.m.
Anderson Live 6:00 Early Today 6:30 Solar
Sport Desk 7:00 Solar Daybreak 8:00 NBC
Nightly News 8:30 Inside Edition 9:00
The Today Show 11:30 NBC Nightly News
12:00 p.m. Solar Newsday 12:30 Solar
News Cebuano 1:00 The Talk 2:00 Todays
Talk 3:00 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
4:00 Late Show With David Letterman
5:30 NBC Nightly News 6:00 Solar Network
News 7:00 Early Today 7:30 Inside Edition
8:00 Stories 9:00 Solar Nightly News
10:00 Opposing Views 10:30 Solar Sports
Desk 11:00 Anderson Live 12:00 a.m.
Solar Nightly News 1:00 The Tonight Show
With Jay Leno 2:00 Late Show With David
Letterman 3:00 The Talk 4:00 Todays Talk
IBC 13 6:00 a.m. Gospel Of The
Kingdom 7:00 Oras Ng Katotohanan 8:00
Rahabilitation Of Banaue Rice Terraces
8:30 Tagamend 9:00 EZ Shop 12:00 p.m.
Rehabilitation Of Banaue Rice Terraces/
Tipong Pinoy 1:00 Cooltura 1:30 Tipong
Pinoy 2:00 EZ Shop 4:00 News Team 13
5:00 A Taste Of History 6:00 The Last
Journey 7:00 Ang Laban Ni Ninoy 8:00
Ninoy Heart And Soul 9:30 Rehabilitation
Of Banaue Rice Terraces 10:00 News Team
13 10:30 Rehabilitation Of Banaue Rice
Terraces 11:00 Cooltura
GMA NEWS TV 5:00 a.m. PJM Forum
5:30 Adyenda 6:00 Kings Of Restoration
6:30 Misteryo 7:30 Balikbayan 8:30 Born
To Be Wild: Expeditions 9:00 News To Go
10:00 Pinoy Abroad 11:00 Alisto 11:30
Balitanghali 1:00 p.m. Shakeys V-League
3:00 I-Witness 3:30 Balita Pilipinas Ngayon
4:00 Takilya Blockbuster 5:30 News TV
QRT 6:00 Mars 7:15 Love Hotline 8:00
Pawn Star 8:30 King Of Restorations 9:00
State Of The Nation With Jessica Soho
10:00 Biyahe Ni Drew 11:00 Extranatural
12:00mn Adyenda 12:30 Legal Forum
ABS CBN 2 4:30 a.m. Matanglawin 5:00
Umagang Kay Ganda 8:00 KrisTV 9:00
Power Rangers RPM 9:25 Jackie Chans
Fantasia 9:45 Mr. Bean Live 10:15 Wish
Upon A Star 11:00 Minute to Win It
11:45 Be Careful with my Heart 12:30
p.m. Its Showtime 2:45 Kapamilya
Blockbusters 4:15 Galema: Anak ni
Zuma 4:50 Hiwaga 5:20 The Love
Story Of Kang Chi 5:50 Annaliza 6:30
TV Patrol World 7:30 Juan Dela Cruz
8:15 Got to Believe 9:00 Maria Mercedes
9:40 Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin 10:20
Bandila 11:00 Banana Nite
GMA 7 4:30 a.m. Born Impact 5:00
Unang Hirit 8:00 Dragonball 8:35 Mojacko
8:55 One Piece 9:15 Bleach 9:35
Ghostfghter 10:00 Kusina Master 10:15
Lola 10:40 Anak Ko Yan 11:30 The Ryzza
Mae Show 12:00 p.m. Eat Bulaga 2:50
Mga Basang Sisiw 3:35 Magkano Ba ang
Pag-ibig? 4:20 Pyra, Babaeng Apoy 5:05
My Daughter, Seoyoung 5:50 Prinsesa
Ng Buhay Ko 6:30 24 Oras 8:10 Genesis
8:55 Kahit Nasaan Ka Man 9:25 Akin Pa
Rin Ang Bukas 9:55 My Husbands Lover
10:35 Bubble Gang 11:30 Saksi 12:00
a.m. The Tim Yap Show
6:10 Behind The Headlines with wen Tao
6:40 Music Video Selection 6:45 Cultural
Kaleidoscope 7:00 Good Morning China 9:00
Panoramic Eyeshot Of Phoenix 9:35 Picture
Today 10:10 A Date With Lu Yu 11:00
Newsline 11:25 Health Express II 11:30
Entertainment Whirlwind 11:55 Earth Report
12:00nn Behind The Headlines With Wen Tao
ARIRANG 12:00 a.m. Arirang News
12:30 Tasty Trail with Benjamin 1:00
Showbiz Korea 1:30 Pops in Seoul 2:00
Arirang News 2:30 Discover World 3:00
Korea Top 10 4:00 Arirang News 4:30
Discover World 5:00 PerformArts 6:00
Day Break 6:30 Quilt Your Korean Map
7:00 Korea Today 8:00 Showbiz Korea
8:30 Pops in Seoul 9:00 Insight 10:00
Arirang News 10:30 Discover World 11:00
Korea Confdential with Paul Schenk 11:30
Destination Korea 12:00 p.m. Newsline
at Noon 12:30 Korea Today 1:00 Showbiz
Korea 1:30 Pops in Seoul 2:00 Arirang
News 2:30 Quilt Your Korean Map 3:00
Insight 4:00 Arirang News 4:30 Discover
World 5:00 Korea Confdential with Paul
Schenk 5:30 Destination Korea 6:00 Early
Edition 6:30 Korea Today 7:00 Showbiz
Korea 7:30 Pops in Seoul 8:00 Arirang
News 8:30 Quilt Your Korean Map
JACKTV 12:00 a.m. Saturday Night Live
1:00 Unsupervised 1:30 Brickleberry 2:00
Arrow 3:00 Jack Tvs Handpicked 5:00
Wilfred 5:30 Louie 6:00 Partners 6:30
Parks and Recreation 7:00 Suits 9:00
Arrow 11:00 Family Guy 11:30 American
Dad 12:00 p.m. Saturday Night Live 1:00
Grimm 2:00 A Day In A Life 3:00 Glee
5:00 Paid Programming 6:00 The Big
Bang Theory 6:30 Two And A Half Men
7:00 Family Guy 7:30 American Dad 9:00
A Day In A Life 10:00 Suits 11:00 Grimm
PBO 1:30 a.m. Tag-init 3:30 Tukso
Si Charito 2 5:30 Baby Tsino 7:30 No
Blood No Surrender 9:30 Sundo 11:30
Matinik Na Bading Mga Syokeng Buking
1:30 p.m. Contreras Gang 3:30 Gagay
Prinsesa ng Brownout 5:30 Friends
In Love 7:30 Hotshots 9:30 Ang
Probinsyano 11:30 The Echo (Tagalized)
VELVET 12:00 a.m. Inside The Actors
Studio 1:00 Ringer 2:00 Hawaii Five-0 3:00
Dexter 4:00 Cougar Town 4:30 So You Think
You Can Dance 5:30 Medium 6:30 Inside
The Actors Studio 7:30 Hawaii Five-0 8:30
The Good Wife 9:30 Blue Bloods 10:30 So
You Think You Can Dance 12:00 p.m. VES
1:00 Blue Bloods 2:00 Ringer 3:00 Awkward
3:30 Make It Or Break It 4:30 90210 5:30
So You Think You Can Dance 7:00 The Soup
7:30 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
8:30 The Real Housewives Of Miami 11:30
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys
VIVA CHANNEL 12:30 a.m. Petras
Panniest 1:00 Popstar Rewind 1:30 The
OPM Show 2:00 Pantaxa 3:00 Front Row
5:00 Especially For You 6:00 Popstar
Diaries 6:30 KaraOkray 7:00 Exercise 8:00
Daily Top 10 9:00 Petras Panniest 9:30
Pantaxa 10:00 Annebishowsa 10:30 The
OPM Show 11:00 Wapak 12:00 p.m. Live
At Amerasian 1:00 Pinoy Star Stories 2:00
Especially For You 3:00 Petras Panniest
3:30 Popstar Diaries Rewind 4:00 Daily Top
10 5:00 Becky Nights 6:00 Star Yayey 6:30
The OPM Show 7:00 Front Row 9:00 Petras
Panniest 9:30 Especially For You 10:30
Popstar Diaries Rewind 11:00 Daily Top 10
AUSTRALIA NETWORK 12:00 a.m.
Then the Wind Changed 1:00 My Kitchen
Rules 2:00 OFour Corners 3:00 The
Business 3:30 7.30 4:00 ABC News
Breakfast 7:00 Business Today 7:30
Newsline with Jim Middleton 8:00 ABC
News Mornings 9:00 Giggle and Hoot 9:05
The Wiggles 9:30 Giggle and Hoot 9:35
Play School 9:55 Giggle and Hoot 10:00
Rush TV 10:30 The Amazing Extraordinary
Friends 11:00 Living English 11:10
English Bites 11:20 Business of English
11:30 Business Today 12:00 p.m. The
Block 1:00 Then the Wind Changed 2:00
Travel Wild 2:30 Giggle and Hoot 2:35
The Wiggles 3:00 Giggle and Hoot 3:30
Rush TV 4:00 The Amazing Extraordinary
Friends 4:30 Living English 4:40 English
Bites 4:50 Business of English 6:24 News
Update 6:30 AFL Toyota Premiership
Season 9:30 News 10:00 Rush 10:45
ABC Open: 110% 11:00 Home and Away
11:30 Pohs Kitchen Lends a Hand
LOVI POE JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE
Blooming Love For
Pauline And Leandro?
G
igi and Pauline will get hold
of Leandros notebook and
will discover something in it
something that will make Gigi
think that Leandro has feelings
for Pauline.
Pauline, on the other hand,
will confront John but the latter
refuses to admit his fault.
Meanwhile, Delia will visit
Ernest in prison, which will make
him happy.
Something happened to
Sally that will put the blame
on Pauline. Because of this,
Pauline will be forced to visit
their old house. What awaits
Pauline in going back to their
old house?
KAHIT NASAAN KA MAN
airs weekdays on GMA
Telebabad.
Lovelia Chooses Love
AKIN PA RIN ANG BUKAS
L
ovelias father cant accept her
decision to marry Jerry and will
ask her to leave the house. This
will break her heart into pieces.
She has no choice but to live with
Jerry, the only man who loves her
truly and the one she wants to
spend the rest of her little time
left.
Conrad is worried that Lovelia
is with Jerry. He will let Lovelia
know that he is just a call away if
she needs help.
Lovelia is pregnant with Jerrys
baby but will be advised by her
doctor to terminate the pregnancy
because of her condition.
Meanwhile, Roel will come home
with Agatha. He will tell Beatrice to
get used to Agathas presence in the
mansion. Will Agatha succeed with
her plans? AKIN PA RIN ANG BUKAS
airs weeknights before My Husbands
Lover on GMA Telebabad.
L
R
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Yellow Magenta Cyan Black
Friday, October 18, 2013 E-6 Entertainment News
WHAMMO! The 24th edition of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russia will
be aired live on Solar Sports from Oct. 18 to 20 at 5 p.m. The tournament
will be played at the Olympic Stadium on indoor hard courts and will have a
grand prize of $795,707. Returning to defend her title is Caroline Wozniacki
and among those gunning to dethrone her include Angelique Kerber, Maria
Kirilenko and Ana Ivanovic. For complete schedule of live telecasts and details
on WTA Tour events, go to www.solarsports.ph.
CELEBRITY WORLD
CRISPINA
MARTINEZ-BELEN
A
sias Songbird Regine Ve-
lasquez-Alcasid renewed her
contract with GMA Network,
Inc. last Oct. 15 at the Manila
Golf and Country Club in Makati City.
Present at the contract signing
were GMA Chairman and Chief Execu-
tive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA
President and Chief Operating Officer
Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Executive
Vice President and Chief Financial Of-
ficer Felipe S. Yalong, GMA Films Presi-
dent Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar, GMA
Entertainment TVs Officer-in-Charge
Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Consultant
for Corporate Communications Butch
S. Raquel, GMA Vice President for En-
tertainment Marivin T. Arayata, GMA
Vice President for Drama Productions
Redgie Acua-Magno, GMA Assistant
Vice President for Talk, Variety, Musical
and Specials Darling de Jesus, GMA
Assistant Vice President for Corporate
Communications Angela Javier-Cruz,
Program Managers for ETV Charles
Koo, Mae Zambrano and Regines sister
and manager Cacai V. Mitra.
Regine said she is very thankful with
the way GMA has taken care of her all
these years, This has been my home for
the past how many years... mas comfort-
able ka na dito, nandito na rin ang mga
kaibigan ko so dito na lang talaga. GMA
has been very patient with me. Ever
Regine Velasquez Remains Kapuso;
New Shows Slated For Next Year
ASIAS SONGBIRD Regine Velasquez-Alcasid shakes hands with Atty. Felipe L. Gozon at the renewal of her contract with GMA Network last Oct. 15. Also in
photo are (from left) Felipe S. Yalong, Gilberto R. Duavit Jr., Cacai V. Mitra and Lilibeth G. Rasonable
since naman before lagi nila akong
dinidinig... lagi akong tinatanong kung
anong gusto ko at lagi akong kasali sa
pagbuo ng isang show, and I appreci-
ate that.
As an artist siyempre you want to
be heard also and you want that to be
a reality, and Im glad that theyre very
much willing to not only listen to my
ideas but also to partner with me and
develop whats in my head.
Regine is part of Sunday All Stars
and hosts the weekend cooking show
Sarap Diva.
Atty. Gozon said he is very happy
with Regines renewal of contract and
looks forward to watching her in more
Kapuso programs. Mr. Duavit, on the
other hand, said that Regine is a very
talented artist and the network will
continue to provide good projects for her.
As for Rasonable, she said the network
is very proud of Regines achievements,
and GMA will always support her future
endeavors.
Regines new shows, including one
akin to a musical and a soap opera, will
start early next year.

Back To Back To Back Set Tonight
Three great foreign artists Mi-
chael Johnson, Stephen Bishop and Joe
Puerta of Ambrosia, plus our very own
premier and iconic band Side A, are
set to enthrall the audience at Smart
Araneta Coliseum tonight with the best
of pop rock music.
Their show titled Back To Back To
Back is a production of Viva Live Inc.
and Redstone Media Production. They
will also perform at the Waterfront
Cebu City Hotel on Oct. 25 and at the
University of Southern Philippines in
Davao City on Oct. 26. Bishop will have
a solo show at the University of Baguio
on Oct. 24.
Pinoy fans are aware that Johnsons
distinctive vocals and mastery of the
guitar resulted in some of the biggest
hits of the 70s Bluer Than Blue, Ill
Always Love You, Give Me Wings,
This Night Wont Last Forever, and
Almost Like Being In Love. Bishops
biggest hit could be It Might Be You,
which the singer-songwriter wrote for
the soundtrack of the movie Tootsie.
Bishops other bestselling songs include
On And On, Something New In My
Life, Say You Say Me and Separate
Lives.
known for its party music and the soul-
ful vocals of Joey Generoso, one of the
members. The other members are Naldy
Gonzales, Ernie Severino, Leevon Cailao
and Ned Esguerra. Among Side As big-
gest hits are Hold On, Tuloy Pa Rin
Ako, Aawitin Ko na Lang, Tell Me,
Forevermore, and By My Side.

Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings
today, Oct. 18, go to Ms. Shirley Halili-
Cruz of the multi-awarded Halili-Cruz
School of Ballet; Prof. Sonia Zaldivar-
Ronda, Dr. Oscar Lopez, Ernesto
Bravo, Mrs. Nellie Bengzon, Mary
Anne Lizza Freking, Col. Julian Ma-
lonzo, Jacob Fernandez, Dr. Violeta
Dorado, Cora Ruiz, Andrew de Real,
Jordan Francoise Castillo Jr., Mi-
chael Manangan, Jona Lyn, Rodolfo
Torres, Fe Y. Puzon, Jennie Ilustre,
Mary Anne Gamboa, Annie de Leon,
Steven U. Villareal, Reggie Sta. Ma-
ria, Rodolfo Alonzo, Ashley Aurora
Cortez, Connie Han, Pam Dy, Railey
Valeroso and MBs Danilo L. Bricia
Solar News Channel presents Stories:
Hajj the Muslim Pilgrims Progress,
a short film showcasing the case study
of three the British Muslims journey
BACK TO Back To Back, the Concert headliners: Michael Johnson, Stephen Bishop, Joe Puerta and
the Side A Band (Photo by CMB)
T
he Delirious Mouvement,
El Hombre Gold and Smart
Prepaid bring a block party
experience to the annual
MassKara 2013 festival in Bacolod
this Saturday. Featured in the street
Party Time At MassKara Invasion 2013
party are Ace Ramos, Nix Pernia, MC
Paolo Avila together with Jom Gonza-
les, Mister Mozo, Brandon Jon, Inno
Naguit, CJ Lopez and Anton Lopez.
100 lucky Smart subscribers will get
the chance to join the event MassKara
Invasion thats supported by Clavel
Magazine, Asian Dragon, Chalk Mag-
azine, Garage Magazine, FHM, The
Manila Bulletin, MYX and Velvet.
Go to spectrum.ph/masskara2013
for more details.
J oey Paras Dismisses
Comparison With
Comedian Vice Ganda
J
oey Paras downplays sugges-
tions that he is set to give box
office comedian and host Vice
Ganda a run for his money.
Hindi naman siguro kasi na-
paka-ganda ni Vice compared sa
akin, napaka-ganda niya. Kung
nako-compare (kami siguro ay)
dahil pareho naming nanay si Direk
Wenn, Joey told Bulletin Entertain-
ment and other media at the press
launch of his upcoming starrer, Viva
Films Bekikang: Ang Nanay Kong
Beki directed by Wenn V. Deramas.
ko (ding) kunin ang (natamong)
success ni Vice, why not di ba?
Wenn is confident that Joey will
make it a prediction by one who
churned out the blockbuster hits
Tanging Ina series and The Unk-
abogable Praybeyt Benjamin (which
earned no less than R300 million at
the tills).
The director said Bekikang is
his second favorite film after Tang-
ing Ina, noting that dito ko lang ulit
nagawa yung iyak-tawa ka.
Some think Bekikangs plot
is similar to that of the late Lino
Brockas 1978 film Ang Tatay kong
Nanay. Wenn revealed, however,
that many of the scenes in his current
movie were actually based on his real
life story.
Originally, this concept was
made for TV, but sumugal ang Viva
for it to be made in film, he added.
Joey is grateful that Wenn priori-
tized talent in casting for the Beki-
kang title role.
Hindi nauuna ang panlabas na
anyo for him kundi ang talent ng
isang tao. Mag-stay ako sa kanya
hanggat naniniwala siya sa akin,
said Joey.
Tom Rodriguez plays Joeys love
interest in Bekikang. Asked about
his choice, Wenn quipped, Kasi mer-
on akong pagnanasa kay Tom!
Turning serious, he explained,
Wala kasing arte sa katawan si
Tom. Hindi siya homophobic si
Tom sobrang nakitaan ko na confi-
dent sa pagiging lalaki niya.
Bekikang also stars Nikki Val-
dez, Carla Humphries, Maricar De
Mesa, Malou de Guzman, Tirso Cruz
III, Miguel Aguila, JM Ibaez, Atak,
Lassie Marquez, with cameos from
Dingdong Dantes, Maricel Soriano,
Iza Calzado, Janice de Belen, among
others. The movie hits theaters on
Oct. 23.
Both have left-of-center humor
and rose from being bit player to
lead star.
Joey added, Si Vice, napakapow-
erful niya na person at napaka-suc-
cessful. Love ko si Vice. Kung kaya
Text and Photo
By JECELYN V. MACAHINDOG
JOEY PARAS
Text and Photo
By NR RAMOS
R
ock band Slapshock are ex-
cited over recording their
first international album in
the US.
Band singer and main songwriter
Jamir Garcia told Bulletin Entertain-
ment: Parang nagsisimula kami
ulit eh.
US-bound Slapshock To Pinoy Fans:
No Goodbyes, Walang Iwanan
SLAPSHOCK to explore
new sound in upcoming album
Then again, theres pressure as well.
Oo, siyempre dahil parang somehow
we are representing the country din,
segued band bassist Lee Nadela.
But as eager as the group is to em-
brace the opportunity, not a few fans are
grumbling, deeming the groups upcom-
ing departure a betrayal of sorts.
Made aware of this, Garcia dispelled
the notion. No, hindi naman namin
sila tatalikuran, he insists. Walang
iwanan sa Slapshock.
Babalik kami, tuloy pa rin kami,
Nadela chimed in, explaining that ang
loyalty namin ay nasa fans, sa mga
matagal nang sumusuporta sa amin.
The band explained that their US so-
journ will last for only a month or two.
Nadela explained: We will be busy
recording and mixing the album then,
siguro we would do a tour pero babalik
kami agad soon after.
The band admitted that going inter-
national has been a longtime wish. And
they are quite thankful for the break
made possible by The Black Eyed Peas
member apl.de.ap, who insisted that the
band has what it takes to make it abroad
signing them under his Jeepney label.
Sino ba naman ang hindi nang-
arap na magkaroon ng chance to break
abroad di ba? Every band dreams of go-
ing international. Kasama kami doon,
Nadela said.
Garcia insisted that the challenge is
more than timely saying, after 16 years
as a band, we sure paid our dues.
Hinog na kami kumbaga, Nadela
added.
Working with apl.de.ap. is a dream,
said Garcia.
The biggest thing that he brings
to the table is his connections, he inti-
mated noting how, for one, the Bebot
singer was able to tap Damien Lewis,
who earned a Grammy nomination
for Katy Perrys Teenage Dream, as
engineer for their upcoming recording
sessions.
And he had us booked in the historic
Paramount Studios, where artists as
diverse as Jimi Hendrix and Linkin Park
had recorded before, Garcia gushed.
Theres more.
Apl made it possible for us to col-
laborate with one of our childhood heroes
for the album, Garcia shared, noting
however, hindi pa namin pwedeng
sabihin kung sino pero ang masasabi ko
lang very exciting ito kasi they are one of
the reasons we got into music.
Asked for a hint on how the yet to be
titled album would sound, Nadela said,
Mabigat pa rin siyempre. Matutuwa
dito lalo na yung mga old school, yung
nakikinig sa amin nung panahon pa ng
Agent Orange.
Garcia added, We will explore new
things, may mga added element sa
tunog pero, like Lee said, mabigat pa din
over all. We never compromised before
and we definitely wont compromise our
sound now.
If anything, it will all be very Pinoy
lyrics-wise, said Garcia. Siyempre Fili-
pino kami eh, and we will be represent-
ing the country abroad. We will definitely
be highlighting our culture through our
sound and lyrics.
Puerta, on the other hand, is the bass-
ist and vocalist of Ambrosia, which was
responsible for the hit songs Holding
On To Yesterday, How Much I Feel,
Biggest Part Of Me, Youre The Only
Woman and I Just Cant Let Go.
On the other hand, Side A rose to
prominence in the 90s and become the
countrys leading pop-rock band. It is
to Mecca as they commence on the
ceremony known as the Hajj. It airs
today, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. on Solar News
Channel. Solar News Channel is avail-
able on Free TV Ch 21, Skycable Ch
16, Global Destiny Ch 28, Cablelink Ch
14, Cignal Ch 10, Cebu Skycable ch 11,
Davao Skycable ch 81, Cagayan de Oro
Parasat ch 218
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itsubishi officially un-
veiled the much await-
ed sedan derivative
of its popular Mirage,
the G4 to select guests
last Oct. 17 at the SMX
Aura Convention Center. G4 stands
for Mirage Global 4-door and hopes
to serve as a larger alternative to the
highly popular hatchback.
To build the Mirage G4, Mitsubishi
engineers strived to maintain similar
crash safety, lightness and stability
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to the hatch, while accommodating
changes to the vehicles structure. It
was purposely designed to be smaller
in size, weight and engine displace-
ment than its competitors, yet with
competitive space, fuel efficiency
and comfort.
The G4 has a wheelbase 10 cm
longer than the hatchback and is also
longer, wider and taller. Its powered
by the same 1.2 liter 3-cylinder engine
that makes 78PS and 100 NM meters
of torque yet with a curb weight below
1,000 kg. Its paired with a choice of
5-speed manual or CVT transmission.
Mitsubishi claims this combination is
capable of achieving fuel efficiency
figures as high as 21 km/L.
The interiors offer generous use
of piano black gloss inserts. The
sporty hexagonal design fabric seats
have been replaced with a more neu-
tral beige in the GLS. The second row
leaves a large gap from the front seat.
Over in the trunk, theres enough
space for three large golf bags.
The GLS variants will have equip-
ment like larger wheels, foglamps,
power side mirrors with turn signals,
ABS with EBD, GPS Navigation,
keyless operation and auto climate
control. All variants will benefit from
dual SRS airbags fitted as standard.
Like the hatchback, the G4 will
have a familiar range of variants,
ranging from an entry level manual
to mid level CVTs and manuals
(GLX), to the top-of-the-line GLS
CVT sporting all the bells and
whistles like keyless entry and
GPS Navigation. The G4 is offered
with introductory prices beginning
at P578,000 for the GLX M/T up to
P718,000 for the GLS CVT.
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uch like any family or
fraternity welcoming a
new member into the
world, Ford Philippines
has developed a sort of
rite of passage for its
new passenger vehicles. Not long
after its launch, the company typically
organizers an out of town drive for its
latest baby, keen on breaking it in and
seeing what it can really do.
By that, they mean what kind of
fuel efficiency figures it can clock
up an apt test, being top of mind
of most consumers these days. Their
latest vehicle to undergo this rite was
the newly refreshed Fiesta.
Launched earlier in the year, it
bears the new Aston Martin-looking
front fascia with a trapezoid grille,
laser cut headlamps, new tail lamps
and a power dome hood design. In-
side are new seat fabrics and designs
and a high-gloss finish for the upper
instrument panel. The upgrades
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dont end there with a new smart
key, keyless start and, of course, the
SYNC system.
The destination was Thunder-
bird Resort in La Union and before
members of the media were simply
handed the keys to the vehicles and al-
lowed to drive off, several stops were
scheduled along the way to give them
a taste of the multiple profiles of the 24
Hour Fiesta social media project.
Each activity had a corresponding
personality starting with a morning
workout as a Sunrise Soldier, syncing
a mobile device to the car like a true
Tech Guru, getting on the road like an
Escape Artist.
To prepare for the long drive
ahead, lunch was scheduled at Bale
Dutung, owned and operated by
chef Claude Tayag, and known for
all things lechon and kapampan-
gan. Lechon was the order of the
10-course degustation, bringing out
the Charmer and Zen Dreamer per-
sonalities in all of us during the long
leisurely lunch.
The long drive still lay ahead, with
the Fiestas fueling up and beginning
the eco-run immediately after. Natu-
rally, Ford had made taken extra steps
to ensure an even playing field. All five
Ford Fiestas used were equipped with
1.5 liter TiVCT engines in hatchback
and sedan form. All vehicles were
equipped with 6-speed PowerShift
automatics. The air conditioner
switches were taped on and set to
the second blower setting, the hoods
and fuel lids were sealed and the tires
kept at a fixed 30 PSI for all vehicles.
Pairs of media practitioners would be
assigned to each vehicle, free to be
driver and navigator or switch during
the trip as they desired.
Key to achieving high fuel effi-
ciency was to keep the rpms below
2,000 and cruise at an average of
65 km/h. The Fiestas new 6-speed
PowerShift allowed us to shift early
and keeps revs low.
The fuel efficient driving may have
extended the typical drive an hour or
two beyond the usual but it was hardly
a chore with the quiet cabin, comfy
seats and plethora of high tech in-car
entertainment options in the Fiesta.
The final fuel stop was in San Juan
City in La Union, where cars were
fueled once again to the brim to cal-
culate the amount of fuel used during
the whole trip. Shiela Javier of the UP
National Center for Transportation
Studies served as the observer, ensur-
ing that each of the vehicles met the
rules and were filled accordingly.
The results were tallied and calcu-
lated as the rest of the convoy made
its way to Thunderbird in Poro Point.
With a buffet waiting and a band
playing, the participants let out their
inner Art-holics, Sosyalistas and Chic
Addicts after a long drive.
The next day, having tallied the
results, the Fiestas achieved an aver-
age of 18.7 km/L. The highest reading
was 23.6 km/L and the lowest being
11.9 km/L.
Indeed much of the results were
achieved through conscious effort
on the part of most of the teams.
Real world results, with far less mo-
tivated drivers, will likely be closer
to the Fiesta achieving 11.9 km/L,
which cruised at a more normal 100
km/h and still managed a stellar
11.9km/L.
Having clocked up some 220 ki-
lometers, seeing much of Northern
Luzon, and scoring frugal marks in
the process, theres no question that
Fords latest baby has passed its rite
of passage. Buyers can be sure that
the upcoming 1.0 liter EcoBoost will
only do better, and many still wait
with bated breath for the arrival of
the EcoSport.
even generations of the 911 were
gathered at Tagaytay Highlands
last Oct. 6, as Porsche recent-
ly celebrated the 50th year of
Porsches most iconic sports car,
the 911. The nameplates 50 years
were well represented with the examples like
the Type 901, the G-Model, the 993, the 994, the
996, the 997 and latest model, the 991.
The event was filled with nostalgic presen-
tations of various videos of the 911 tradition
from the conception of the 911 to its motor-
sports heritage. Owners gave their testimo-
nies on the sports car model, emphasizing its
impressive power, sportiness and reliability.
Porsche is a company that stays true to
its principles and at the same time pushes
the boundaries of engineering. The 911 is a
testament to this. It has been on the road and
on the race track since 1963 and today we are
here to celebrate its anniversary. No other
car in the world has had a history as thrill-
ing as the 911, said Porsche Sales Manager
LydioLajom, Jr.
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The 911 was conceived as a successor to
the Porsche 356. It was first designed and
sculpted by Ferdinand Alexander Butzi
Porsche, grandson of founder Dr. Ferdinand
Porsche. The prototype was first unveiled
at the Frankfurt IAA Motor Show in 1963 as
the 901, and renamed the 911 for its market
launch in 1964.
To date, over 820,000 Porsche 911s have
been built. It reconciles apparent contradic-
tions such as sportiness and everyday prac-
ticality, tradition and innovation, exclusivity
and social acceptance, design and functional-
ity. In addition to its classic yet unique lines,
the Porsche model has always been distin-
guished by its advanced technology. Many of
the ideas and technologies that made their
debut in the Porsche 911 were conceived on
the race track.
For each of its seven generations, the en-
gineers in Zuffenhausen and Weissach have
reinvented it, time and time again. Two thirds
of Porsches 30,000 race victories to date were
notched up by the 911.
Seven Generations
Porsche Philippines Celebrates
50 Years Of The Porsche 911
Mitsubishi Stages Fun
Camp This Weekend
As part of its yearlong celebration of
its 50th anniversary, Mitsubishi Motors
Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is stag-
ing the Mitsubishi Fun Camp beginning
today until Oct. 20 at the SM Mall of Asia
Concert Grounds. The weekend event will
feature special deals, displays, activities
and events the general public can enjoy.
Admission is free.
Serving as the main draw of the event
will be an Expo display of current Mit-
subishi vehicles and special technology
vehicles such as the all-new Outlander
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV),
the i-MiEV standard model, and the race
replica of the i-MiEV Pikes Peak Evolu-
tion car and the Mirage G4 including its
concept prototype model the Concept
G4. Aside from the car display, Mitsubi-
shi Motors Philippines will also offer test
drives of the new Mirage G4 and latest
models of the Montero Sport, Mirage,
and Lancer EX.
Current and classic Mitsubishi vehicle
owners can participate in the Mitsubishi
Motors Concourse. Visitors of the Fun
Camp can vote for their favorite entry and
the most popular entry will be given a spe-
cial award. Prizes will also be up for grabs
in several categories ranging from classic
up to the current. Winning entries will be
displayed at a special area at the Mitsubi-
shi Fun Camp. Detailed mechanics are in
MMPCs official Facebook fan page.
Pulses will be racing as celebrities,
DJs and VJs get behind the wheel of the
Mirage for the Precision Driving Exhi-
bition on Oct. 19 at 1 in the afternoon. A
special course will be laid out for them to
maneuver through as well as special tasks
and challenges that the teams must ac-
complish to gain additional points.
In the evening, bands like Yolanda
Moon, Hidden Nikki, Save Me Hollywood,
and Moonstar 88 will be performing.
On Sunday, MMPC will have the Pre-
Halloween Race and Treasure Hunt, open
to the first 100 families that register. Two
of the members must come in Halloween
costume on race day (Oct. 20). Points are
gained by accomplishing a variety of tasks
and challenges. The top team as well as
all participating families will receive ex-
clusive giveaways and treats.
In addition to all this, from Oct. 18-22,
MMPC will also provide special discounts
to customers who reserve at the Fun Camp
or any of its showrooms nationwide.
More info is available at MMPCs offi-
cial Facebook fan page at www.facebook.
com/Mitsubishi.Motors.Philippines.Corp
and event posters.
After launching
Peugeot Las Pias,
Peugeot Cagayan
de Oro, Peugeot
Quirino, Peugeot
Cebu, Peugeot Nueva
Ecija and Peugeot
Lipa earlier this
year, Eurobrands
Distributor Inc. (EDI),
offcial importer of
Peugeot vehicles,
together with Green
Valley Auto Sales
Corp., formally
opened the doors of
Peugeot Pasig last
Oct. 10, along the E.
Rodriguez, Jr. Avenue
(C-5 Road). Regional
Sales Director,
Vincent Comyn, EDI
Chairman Johnny
Hernandez and Chris
Trajano, president
of Peugeot Pasig, were on hand to formally open the dealership. With the opening
of Peugeot Pasig, we look forward to being of service to a signifcant part of Metro
Manilas car enthusiasts, said Trajano. EDI has revealed that all of the succeeding
Peugeot dealerships will be full service dealerships with complete sales, service and
after-sales facilities.
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azda Philippines wel-
comed home its Road
to Indy bet Michele
Bumgarner last Oct.
14 in Makati after hav-
ing snatched a top-10
finish in her Mazda Road to Indy de-
but. Besides a points-scoring place,
Bumgarner also garnered a few
contingency awards along the way.
The 24-year-old driver of Mazda
Philippines car 16 finished ninth in
the final event of the 2013 Pro Mazda
Championship series, a support
race to the IndyCar Grand Prix of
Houston last Oct. 5 and 6 at the Reli-
ant Park Street Circuit in Texas. Mi-
chele qualified 14th, but fought her
way to cross the checkered flag just
two seconds behind World Speed
Motorsports teammate Kyle Kaiser
in Race 2. She was thus accorded
the Staubli Award and the Quarter
Master Hard Charger Award for
making up four positions.
Michele tagged the wall during
the practice run, and could only
put in a limited number of laps in
qualifying because the session was
red-flagged after another drivers
crash. After starting 14th on the
esson No. 1 in car racing Never under
estimate a lady driver.
This line proved to be true after
female TV host and model Phoemela
Baranda knocked out seven lead-footed
motoring journalists and four fellow
showbiz personalities during the qualifying session
of the first Toyota Vios Cup held at the Clark Interna-
tional Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga last Friday.
Cool as a cat, Phoem surprised the group, particu-
larly the male bunch, when she clocked in a stunning
1:16.572 qualifying time on the two-kilometer short
course of the CIS on damp condition.
The male race drivers were dumbfounded when
Clerk of Course Bebot Reyes and Race Steward Art
Guevarra announced the results of the Qualifying
Time Trials, after having dominated the series of
practice sessions prior.
During the practice runs, motoring scribes James
Deakin (C1 Magazine), Jeff Reyes (Top Gear) and
Vince Pornelos (Autoindustriya) were nailing 1:15s
and 1:16s, serving as previews for potential first, sec-
ond and third grid positions in the race.
Everybody was weirdly quiet in the pits. They
(male drivers) couldnt believe that I was pole posi-
tion, said Phoem, whos experience racing wheel-to-
wheel racing several years ago had come in handy.
Taking third on the grid was Reyes with 1:16.715
or a time differential of 0.143 seconds from Baranda,
while Deakin who was fastest in the practice runs
settled on fourth with 1:17.033.
Initiated by Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP)
under the companys global slogan Waku Doki
(Heart-racing Fun), the motoring journalists and
showbiz personalities were given equal training op-
portunities for the upcoming Vios Cup by the Tuason
Racing School and were provided equally-equipped
1.5 Vios sedans with TRD race tuning kits.
Other race drivers include (from 5th to 12th posi-
tion on the grid) Jinno Rufino, Inigo Roces (Manila
Bulletin), Brian Afuang (Manila Times), Botchi San-
tos (Inquirer), Aris Ilagan (Manila Bulletin), actor/
model Fabio Ide, actress/model Rhian Ramos and
actor Aljur Abrenica. From Brian to Aljur, the last
five positions settled to 1:21s to 1:26s as rains set in
during their qualifying sessions.
I am not saying that I will beat them. I just want to
do my best, Phoem replied, when asked If she felt the
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pressure during the qualifying run. Even her friends
doubted if she could beat the male drivers.
Bjorn Ongtiaobok, TRS instructor, said that
diligence and patience worked positively for Phoem.
By carefully analyzing her every run to improve her
lap time, Bjorn recalled how the TV host frequently
sat beside him in front of a computer to analyze her
driving performance through data gathered by the
vehicles onboard telemetry and video.
She doesnt have bad habits that why it was easier
for her to improve her lap time, said Bjorn.
Everyones eyes were also trained on Rhian
Ramos, not for her stunning looks, but for her big
improvement in lap time. The Vios Cup was Rhians
first opportunity to drive a manual. After several
whole day practice sessions, she was already closely
tailing some of the male drivers.
Unfortunately, the excitement would have to wait
as Round 1 and Round 2 of the Toyota Vios Cup were
postponed last Saturday due to typhoon Santi. In
the interest of safety for participants, organizers and
spectators, TMP President Michinobu Sugata decided
to move the race proper to a later date.
Phoem took the rescheduling of the Vios Cup on
a positive note. That would give the competitors
breathing space. Tension was already running high
during the practice session, she said.
She also believes that her lap times have not yet
peaked. Like everyone else in the Vios Cup, all she is
praying for is a little more track time.
Phoemela Baranda
urtle Wax, distributed
in the Philippines by
Wilkstark Marketing
Corporation, unveiled
two new lines to the
press and select deal-
ers last Oct. 4 at the SMX Aura Con-
vention Center.
The first is a special preview of
the upcoming Turtle Wax Profes-
sional line, the brands service prep
with complete coating line specifi-
cally developed for the ASEAN re-
gion. The unique range of coatings
are geared towards prosumers
and wont be sold on retail shelves.
Instead, Turtle Wax will do extensive
training for service providers and
detailing shops that will offer the
service to regular consumers.
Vice President of Strategic De-
velopment Coley Frucci, Senior
Research Chemist Mike Deddo,
and Asia Pacific Regional Manager
Dermot Maconaghie, executives of
Turtle Wax, Inc. flew in from the USA
and Malaysia for the special preview
to personally demonstrate the fea-
tures and advantages of Turtle Wax
Professional line.
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Shine In SM Aura
The current technology being
used in the professional sector is
somewhat outdated, so we took a
step further and innovated. What we
are using now for Turtle Wax Pro-
fessional is the latest in technology
and is specifically developed for the
Asian market, remarked Dermot
Maconaghie, Turtle Wax, Inc. Asia
Pacific Regional Manager.
Turtle Wax Professional can
be classified into two categories:
Coatings and Compounds. The
Turtle Wax Professional Coatings
include an Paint Coating Kit, Exte-
rior Trim Coating Kit, Tire Coating
Kit, Glass Coating Kit, and Leather
Coating Kit.
Meanwhile, the Turtle Wax Pro-
fessional Compounds include a Super
Duty Rubbing Compound, Medium
Duty Rubbing Compound, Polishing
Compound, Super Fine Finishing
Polish, Express Glaze and Scratch
Remover, Carnauba Cleaner Wax,
Nanoshield Synthetic Wax, Show Car
Wax, and Gloss Guard Sealant. All
nine compounds are varying levels
of polishers, waxes, and sealants for
professionals.
Turtle Waxs Professional line
is scheduled to be available in the
Philippines in the second quarter of
2014 and will be one of first markets
worldwide to have it. Pricing has yet
to be announced.
For the mean time, customers
can sample Turtle Waxs Ice line.
Ice Liquid and Spray car wax were
first introduced in 2006 and can be
safely applied in direct sunlight
without leaving a powdery residue,
unlike typical waxes. After its suc-
cess, Turtle Wax went on to further
improve its line up, creating the next
generation Ice with new, innovate
formulas.
It is our best wax to date, in
terms of shine and protection,
said Ara Dacay, Wilstark Market-
ing Corporation Senior Vice Presi-
dent. Were constantly pushing the
boundaries by constantly making
innovative products that make life
easier for Filipinos. Were thinking
of smarter ways to shine.
Turtle Waxs Ice Premium Car
Care Products are now available in
select mall retail and automotive
outlets in the Philippines.
(From left) Mike Deddo, Turtle Wax Inc. Senior Research Chemist; Coley Frucci Turtle Wax Inc Vice President of
Strategic Development; Don Dacay, Wilstark Marketing Corp. VP for Marketing; Ara Dacay, Wilstark Marketing
Corp. Senior Vice President; Mario Dacay, Wilstark Marketing Corp President; and Dermot Maconaghie, Turtle
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grid in Race 1 on Saturday, she mis-
judged the curbing of the chicane
in the second lap and pitched the
right-rear end of her car into the
wall, ending her race prematurely.
Fortunately, her team was able to
repair the car in time for Race 2 on
Sunday morning, and she returned
the favor by improving upon her
best finish in her 2008 campaign
(15th) by six places.
Mazda Philippines has under-
lined its continued support for the
talented racer, who will compete
in her first full season of the Pro
Mazda Championship next year.
She came into the Pro Mazda
Championship on the back foot,
with far fewer testing and practice
kilometers under her belt compared
to the other drivers. So to finish
ninth in her first race weekend is
quite an achievement, said Steven
Tan, President of Mazda distribu-
tor in the Philippines, Berjaya Auto
Philippines, Inc.
We at Mazda Philippines are
very optimistic that she can con-
tinue on an upward trend in her
2014 Pro Mazda Championship
campaign, Tan said.
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he third round of the
2013 Hyundai Lateral
Drift Championship
was held recently at
the Clark International
Speedway (CIS) at the
Clark Ecozone in Pampanga. Orga-
nizers utilized the short course of
the CIS and ran counter-clockwise
through the big loop which partici-
pants refer to as the Engine Killer
Loop. As the fastest track in this
years series, the racers easily
achieved speeds of 120km/h at the
epsol Hondas Dani
Pedrosa shrugged off
lingering pain from his
recent Aragon crash
to score a convincing
victory in last Sunday
Malaysian GP, run in grueling tropical
heat. The former 250 and 125 World
Champion was followed home by
teammate Marc Marquez who once
again increased his World Champi-
onship lead over Yamahas Jorge
Lorenzo who finished in third place.
Pedrosa who also won here last
year finished the race 2.7 seconds
ahead of Marquez to record his third
victory of the season. The result gave
the Repsol Honda team its fifth one-
two finish of the season, following
similarly impressive performances
at Austin, Jerez, Indianapolis and
Brno. The result increases Hondas
lead in the constructors title race
and Repsol Hondas lead in the team
championship.
Starting from the second row of
the grid, Pedrosa grabbed the lead
from Lorenzo on lap five and was
soon clear of the entertaining battle
that raged behind him, with Lorenzo
and pole-sitter Marquez swapping
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Honda Dynamic Duo
Scores One-Two At Sepang positions time and again before half
distance. At one point the Yamaha
rider made contact with the reigning
Moto2 World Champion who had
set a new lap record on lap two but
their fight continued unabated until
Marquez went inside his rival at Turn
14 on the ninth lap.
From that moment on, Marquez
had only the brilliant Pedrosa ahead,
but he had lost too much time fight-
ing back and forth with Lorenzo and
soon realized that chasing his team-
mate would entail taking too many
risks. He knew full well that all he
really needed to do was increase his
points advantage over the reigning
champ, which he duly did.
With 15 rounds gone and three
to go, the remarkable 20-year-old
rookie leads Lorenzo by 43 points.
If he does go on to win the title, he
will be the youngest crowned king of
the elite class in the 65-year history
of the sport.
I am very happy with this win, as
it is very special, Pedrosa said after
the race. My level of riding today
was very good and the victory comes
after a difficult week in which I was
laid up in bed and could hardly move.
To come here and win is
fantastic, so thanks to all
my team! It is a pity about
what happened in Aragn,
because we had the pace
and the same chance of
the win as we did here.
However, we cant keep
looking back; we need
to continue on and try to
carry our form into the
final races.
Still happy with sec-
ond place, Marquez was
quoted as saying, These
twenty points are very
important and Im really
happy with how the race
went today. I had a nice,
fun battle with Lorenzo,
but at the same time I could see that
Dani was opening up a gap. When I
finally managed to overtake Jorge
and make the pass stick, I tried to
reduce the distance that Dani had
put between us. However, I saw that
it was too risky to do so. From that
moment on, I decided to focus on
keeping Lorenzo at bay, because the
goal here was to finish the race ahead
of him. We did what we came here to
do, so we are very happy!
After his third win of the season,
Pedrosa sits just 11 points behind
Lorenzo. Without the Aragon crash
which wasnt his fault he would still
be very much in contention for the
World Championship.
The MotoGP paddock now con-
tinues its eastern tour, immediately
heading south to Phillip Island for
next Sundays Australian GP. The
quick-fire action continues with the
Japanese GP on Oct. 27, before the
circus returns to Europe for the
Valencia GP season finale in Spain
on Nov. 10.
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Novice Drifter Wins Big In Drift Series
drift entry.
Adding excitement to the event
were the presence of D1 Grand Prix
professional drift racer Kimihiro
Obata and his wife Formula Drift
driver Hiromi Kajikuma from Japan
who acted as judges for the sensa-
tional event.
The highlight of the day was the
Amateur Division, which saw drift
novice Luis Gono of Team Motul-
Achilles KW suspensions dominating
over the rest of the field. Driving his
red 400bhp Nissan 240 SX, the 15-year
old drifter stole the show as he drove
consistently and wowed the specta-
tors with red smoke pouring out of his
Achilles tires. Gono had a tight battle
with EJ Malibaran of Drift Mob in the
final run. Despite the pouring rain,
the young Gono managed to maintain
his fast entry speed and drift the car
to win the third round of the Lateral
Drift Series.
Gono is sponsored by Motul,
Achilles Tires, KW suspensions and
his 240SX is tuned by Pacho Blanco
of Autoplus.
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early every new safety feature
related to braking is spelled with
an acronym these days. Theres
the standard ABS and EBD.
Some performance brands even
throw in ESP, DSC or CBC. Yet
one feature thats frequently missed is the
humble BA.
BA stands for Brake Assist and it works
in tandem with ABS and EBD. To review,
ABS stops the wheels from locking up and
EBD sends the ideal pressure to the front
and back wheels as the car is braking. BA
ensures that enough brake pressure is sent to
trigger both systems to begin with. After all,
both ABS and EBD are designed to work when
strong enough brake pressure is applied. Any
Brake Assist
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less and it could make normal driving very
uncomfortable.
Several studies have shown that most
drivers dont apply enough brake pressure in
the event of an emergency. This can lead to
safety systems like ABS and EBD not working
as intended. BA is added to ensure that you do
when it is needed the most. This feature deter-
mines if youve stepped on the pedal calmly or
in a panic. If it detects a panic stop, it boosts
the pressure, activating both ABS and EBD so
you can stop faster and more safely.
In vehicles equipped with Brake Assist,
one will notice that the brake pedals may feel
heavy and a little numb. This is because a
sensor at the pedal constantly monitors each
press to determine if it is a normal depres-
sion or a panic stop, before
sending the command to
the brake cylinder. It will
feel normal, if not slightly
heavier in most conditions.
In a panic stop, however, the
sudden surge of force on the
pedal is all the system needs
to get into action. Even be-
fore youve fully pressed on
the brake pedal, the system
fully depresses the pedal
for you. Youll notice that
the pedal will have sunk
deeper and faster than you
commanded it to. Just like EBD, theres no
indicator lamp for brake assist. It simply works
silently in the background.
Once this system engages, that fully de-
pressing pedal may lead some to think that
their brakes are losing fluid or malfunctioning.
The truth of the matter is, the car had already
applied the full pressure of the brake pedal for
you, activating both ABS and EBD in that split
second. Dont think or worry too much about
not applying enough pressure to trigger these
systems. Brake Assist is designed to worry
about that for you. If its equipped in your car,
youve nothing to worry about. Youre actions
in a state of panic are all it needs to activate.
Brake Assist may seem like a frivolous
feature, yet it has proven its usefulness time
and time again. After all, how many times have
you wondered if youve applied enough brake
pressure during a panic stop? Chances are,
many other things have crossed your mind
besides it.
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olar Transport and Au-
tomotive Resources
Corp. (STAR Corp.)
authorized Philippine
di stri butor of BYD
Auto China Ltd. Co.
officially presented its initial model
lineup to guests and the motoring
media during a launching ceremony
held at the One Esplanade in Pasay
City today. Unveiled at the venue
were the BYD L3, BYD F5 Surui and
the BYD S6, which is currently the
carmakers flagship vehicle.
We believe that with BYDs
presence in the local car market, con-
sumers will now have more choices
when they decide to purchase their
next car. These vehicles come with
leading-edge electronic technology,
value for money, and dependable
olls-Royce Manila offi-
cially opened its doors in
the Philippines last Oct.
9 at Bonifacio Global
City, just a few months
after being appointment
as the official distributor of the brand
in the Philippines. Present at the
event were Rolls-Royce (RR) Motor
Cars CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos as
the guest of honor and Rolls Royce
Manila President Willy Tee Ten.
The facility will serve as a tempo-
rary showroom until the completion
of the permanent dealership facility
next year. A Rolls Royce Phantom
Extended Wheelbase was on display,
though Rolls Royce Manila will also
be offering the Ghost and Phantom
Drophead Coupe.
Commissioning a Rolls-Royce
takes time and consideration and
were pleased to have this space to
engage with our customers. Im de-
lighted that the global team of direc-
tors from the Home of Rolls-Royce
at Goodwood in Great Britain flew to
Manila specially to celebrate this oc-
casion with us, said Tee-Ten.
I am delighted to celebrate the in-
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Torsten Muller-Otvos, chief executive offcer of Rolls
Royce Motor Cars UK presents Willy Tee Ten, president of
Rolls Royce Manila with the Spirit of Ecstacy.
The Spirit Of Ecstasy Arrives In BGC
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auguration of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Manila in person. The arrival of Rolls-
Royce in the Philippines signifies our
belief in this countrys economy and
demonstrates the desire from our
discerning customers in this region
for the ultimate in super-luxury, said
Muller-Otvos.
Muller-Otvos is joined by the
senior management of their global
and regional operations composed
of Jolyon Nash
(Director of Sales and Marketing),
Richard Carter (Director of Global
Communications), Paul Harris
(Regional Director for Asia Pacific)
and Herfried Hasenoehrl (GM for
Emerging Markets Asia). Welcom-
ing the RR team was Willy Tee Ten
(RR Manila President), Michael Cua
(RR Manila SVP) and Ryan Watson
(RR Manila General Manager.) At the
inauguration of Rolls-Royce Manila,
Muller-Otvos presented Tee-Ten with
the CEOs Spirit of Ecstasy.
Rolls-Royce Manila marks the
23rd dealership of the company in
the Asia Pacific outside of China,
following recently inaugurated
dealerships in Osaka (Japan), Tai-
chung (Taiwan), Hanoi (Vietnam),
Ahmedabad and Chandigarh (India)
and a boutique dealership in Bang-
kok (Thailand).
Upon purchase of their Rolls
Royce, with prices starting at P25 mil-
lion, new customers can expect free
servicing of their vehicles for the first
four years. The free servicing commit-
ment is a worldwide Rolls-Royce ini-
tiative to deliver the most convenient
maintenance plan available.
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Photos by CHARI VILLEGAS
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Beside the F5 Surui are (from left) BYD Auto China Ltd. Co. Assistant GM
Tony Wang, STAR-BYD GM Anna Marie Tanhueco, STAR-BYD Chairman
Willy Tieng, BYD Auto China Ltd. Co. GM for Asia Pacifc Liu Xueliang and
STAR-BYD Managing Director Mark Tieng. (ANJO PEREZ)
after-sales support. They are also the
first of many other products that will
be introduced to Filipinos by BYD in
the future, said BYD STAR manag-
ing director Mark Tieng during the
launch. The vehicles are available
for viewing and test-drives at the
BYD Shaw Boulevard showroom in
Mandaluyong City.
BYD Reveals Model
Lineup For PH Market
Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc.
(HARI), in collaboration with FOX
Philippines, gets zombie-fed, in
time for the premiere of Season 4
of the cable tTV drama series, The
Walking Dead.
The kiwi green Hyundai
Tucson has become a star in
its own right as the getaway
car of Rick Grimes band
of survivors. Hyundais
subsequent creation of The
Walking Dead Chop Shop
app fred the imagination
of zombie-philes to design
their own Zombie fghting
machines. This October, HARI
treats the public to a month-
long The Walking Dead-
themed promotion, kicking off
with the frst Filipino-made
zombie survival car, a Tucson
designed by Atoy Customs.
The Hyundai Tucson
Zombie Survival Machine
will continue to patrol Metro
Manila streets leading up to
Halloween (Oct. 31).
Hyundai Prepares
For Zombie I nvasion
Tucson Zombie Survival Machine
suzu Philippines Cor-
poration (IPC) has de-
livered 22 brand-new
units of Isuzu N-Series
trucks to AAI World-
wide Logistics. The
new trucks, which have enclosed
aluminum compartments, will keep
the cargo and parcel deliveries of
the logistics company protected
and secured.
The delivery of the new trucks
boosts the number of Isuzu vehicles
that AAI Worldwide Logistics uses
in its business, which covers cargo
handling; packing and crating; do-
mestic movement, surface, sea and
air freightage; storage and ware-
housing; distribution; and business
process outsourcing, among others.
The company has 75 units of Isuzu
trucks, or a full 70 percent of its
IPC EVP Takashi Tomita and IPC President Nobuo Izumina hand over the keys to
AAI President Arnie Brizuela and AAI Worldwide Logistics Chairman Rico Brizuela.
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fleet consisting of four-, six- and 10-
wheeler models, prior to the acquisi-
tion of the new N-Series units.
IPC President Nobuo Izumina
personally led the simple turnover
ceremony of the new trucks, where
he pledged Isuzus cooperation as
an expression of gratitude to AAI
Worldwide Logistics continued
patronage of Isuzu products.
Being in the logistics business,
I know that its very important for
your vehicles to have excellent
reliability, durability and fuel ef-
ficiency. I believe that our N-Series
models meet those requirements.
Also, I know that you have to re-
duce vehicles down-time and keep
these working. We will continue to
support you with outstanding ser-
vices through our service network,
Izumina said during the turnover
ceremony.
AAI Worldwide Logistics Chair-
man Rico Brizuela confirmed that a
consistent transportation system is
crucial to the companys operation,
and that Isuzu vehicles have shown
they are cost-efficient to operate and
maintain, and can deliver trouble-
free performance on a daily basis.
These traits make Isuzu trucks
perfectly suited to the companys
most important resource, which
are our proactive, highly motivated
and customer-focused associates,
said Brizuela. Like Isuzu vehicles,
these are the people who have con-
sistently achieved positive results
through the years, allowing AAI
Worldwide Logistics to rank among
the top 10 players in the Philippine
air cargo industry since its incep-
tion in 1981.
Isuzu Trucks Add To AAI
Worldwide Logistics Vehicle Fleet
Heartthrob and teen sensation Billy Joe Crawford recently availed of Foilacars latest vehicle wrap, the
Chrome Foil Finish. The celebrity had his Maseratti Gran Turismo S wrapped in an exclusive new Chrome
color.
Foilacars Chrome Finish was originally used by aviation companies to protect the outer skin of their
planes. Our frst Chrome Finish service was done to the Bugatti, SLR MacLaren and the Ferrari GTO of
the Prince of Dubai, His Excellency Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, said Lester Codog of Foilacar
Manila. In Asia, Billy Joe joins the ranks
of the select few who has this Chrome
fnish.
Foilacar also offers Clarita, a clear
flm that still provides protection without
changing the cars color. They also have
Art-a-Car, a car design service which
adds some sporty elements to your
cars exterior fnish. Clarita is currently
being offered as a dealer option for Kia,
Mercedes and all Autohub dealers.
For more information, visit any of
Foilacars branches in Karport at the Fort
Bonifacio Global City, or in Foilacars Foil
Plus branch in Quezon City at 21 Col. B
Serrano ave., near Camp Crame.
Foilacar is also available in AutoHub
dealers.
Bring On The Bling
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ust one month ago, a
premium Italian motor-
cycle brand unleashed
its newest model to the
local market hoping to
ride on the countrys
tourism boom for exploring the coun-
tryside on two wheels.
Robust, sexy and aggressive,
the motorcycle instantly captured
the attention not only of motoring
journalists but motorcycle groups
as well. Instantly, it became the talk
of the town.
Knowing the Germans, they
wouldnt take the challenge sitting
down. In a bid to maintain their
lead in terms of sales volume, Asian
Carmakers Corporation (authorized
dealer of BMW cars and motorbikes)
recently unveiled its latest breed of
large travel enduro bikes the BMW
R1200 GS.
Heavy rains could hardly faze the
BMW enthusiasts from witnessing
the unveiling. Tall, strong and rug-
gedly handsome, the BMW R1200
GS was welcomed by officers and
members of BMW Owners Society of
Safety Riders (BOSS) alongside ACC
President Maricar Parco and ACC
Deputy Sales Director Gil Balderas
during the BMW Expo at Bonifacio
Global City last Oct. 4.
Consistently cornering roughly 40
percent of the total number of BMW
motorcycles sold in the country,
likely roadsides
to call those who
are over-speed-
i ng. The few
drivers on the
road who pass
you, though, are
quite helpful
they flash their
lights to warn
of something up
ahead. Those were policemen giv-
ing tickets to violators of the 110kph
speed limit.
Taking the wheel of the Gran
Turismo is intoxicating. I had asked
for only 10 kilometers, but that rolled
out so fast, I stayed longer. Brian and
Botchi were such good companions,
they didnt complain of being driven
within the speed limit.
Its a delightful experience to drive
that expensive and elegant machine.
Despite my preference for big and
practical vehicles, the Gran Turismo
was easy to get used to. The controls
were where I expect them to be, and
the knowledge that so much high-end
technology was behind those controls
boosted confidence. I probably will
not notice the effect of the BMW Ef-
ficient Dynamics or the BMW Twin
Power Turbo Technology but I will
always know that driving the BMW
335i GT was an experience in what
privilege can give!
Last week, I took a day off just
to meet the BMW Gran Turismo
which was launched in the Philippine
market by Asian Carmakers Corpora-
tion. As expected, the cars presence
dominated the event, as Im sure it
will dominate any driveway where
it will sit.
ACC is offering the 320d Gran Tur-
ismo in three lines luxury, modern
and sport, at P3,890,000.
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BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
The Privilege Of The Drive
PINKY CONCHA
COLMENARES
ROAD
SENSE
here is a difference be-
tween feeling confident
and feeling privileged
in a car. Ive driven
more than enough cars
to know that. A reliable
car makes you feel confident it will
get you from point A to B, no matter
the road condition. Then theres the
car that exudes privilege you absorb
the feeling, and feel as one of the few
privileged yourself.
One cool and sunny day in Pal-
ermo, Italy, months ago, I found the
pleasure of just feeling privileged in
the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.
With a car like that comes confidence
that no matter the foreign terrain,
the BMW Gran Turismo would bring
us safely to our destination riding
on the lap of luxury. (Of course, its
navigation equipment, pre-set by the
BMW team, was a big help.)
I say that because, of the many
hours as a rear passenger in the
200-km drive, with co-drivers like
Brian Afuang, Manila Times Motoring
Editor, and Botchi Santos, Top Gear
columnist, the pleasure of being a
passenger just comes naturally. Of
course, I took the wheel, for about,
was it 20, or 30 kilometers and had
a quick peek at the luxury of driv-
ing a vehicle built to perform, not to
crawl. Naturally, it was beyond the
expectations of one who has tied her
mobility to large SUVs and tough
pickup trucks. Let me tell you about
that driving experience later.
The first and lasting impres-
sion at the backseat of luxury is the
extraordinary view. The new cabin
has increased the height of the seat-
ing position of the front and rear
passengers by 59 millimeters. That
brought my eyes to a higher plane,
and the view of the Italian countryside
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became a natural mood
enhancer.
The remarkable plus
of the higher seating po-
sition is, of course, the
ease of entry and exit.
When you arrive at your
destination, you simply
glide off your seat, add-
ing some points to ones
celebrity image.
The second detail
a rear passenger will
appreciate is the extra
space which a luxury
vehicle always offers.
In the BMW Gran Tur-
ismo, thats 70 millime-
ters more of legroom. I
felt like a celebrity just
sitting there cruis-
ing along the Palermo
landscape!
Of course, that celebrity status
will stay with whoever arrives in the
BMW 3 Gran Turismo. Its silhouette
is elegant and smooth a coupe-
style roofline sloping down towards
the rear kind of softens the longer
dimensions of this car. Its length is
now 200 millimeters longer than the
BMW 3 Series Touring, and it stands
81 millimeters taller. It looked the
ideal business carriage that will state
more than what the cars road perfor-
mance can do.
The BMW 335i GT, of course,
had perfect balance. From the rear,
a swerve or a sweeping turn failed
to produce a rolling motion even
at quite a speed that I choose not to
recall. I remember, though, that I
was so relaxed during the drive, I felt
sorry that we came to the end of the
road at a golf club and resort whose
landscape was so flat and plain, the
space looked too vast. Of course
you forget about the vastness of the
open land when you enter the room
its a destination that could only be
for those who have the privilege to
choose luxury.
The next day, the end of the road
was an old castle at the edge of the
city of Palermo. The Old World charm
was so thick, you could get lost on your
way to the dining room. But why com-
plain when your room has a balcony
facing the sea, defined by hundreds
of parked yachts a reminder that I
was still in the realm of privilege.
Between those points, I decided
to take the wheel, if only to say that
I had driven in Palermo, Sicily, once,
sometime ago. It was in the open
highway just after Botchi had taken
for a daring test of performance the
top-of-the-line BMW 335i Gran Tur-
ismo, six-cylinder diesel engine with
BMW twin power technology. (We had
the BMW 320 diesel the day before.) It
accelerated smoothly, I didnt notice
we were threatening to go over the
110kph limit.
An exciting thought crossed my
mind. The press kit said the BMW
335i Gran Turismo accelerates from
0 to 100km/h in just 5.7 seconds on
the way to an electronically limited
top speed of 250 km/h. Although
we didnt get anywhere near there,
the possibility that we could was an
exciting thought.
And so my turn to drive came, and
interrupted my celebrity position. The
first pleasant surprise was the full-
color head-up display which projects
information onto the windscreen in
sharp resolution. And the informa-
tion is not only about my speed. It
also included info on speed limits in
the area, and other road rules, like
no-overtaking at specific spots.
Although the long highways were
mostly deserted, police appear in un-
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Balderas was confident that the new
R1200 GS with its new technological
and safety features will push their
sales higher in the coming months.
Powered by a redesigned two-
cylinder, opposed boxer twin, the
RS1200 GS flexes 125 brake horse-
power at 7,700 rpm and maximum
torque of 125 NM. Its power plant still
uses the air/liquid cooling system,
but the oil coolant has been replaced
by a glycol water mixture for better
heat dissipation.
Large-sized but still quick and
nimble, the Big GS accelerates
impressively since it only weighs 238
kilograms (curb weight).
Its huge 120/70 R19 front tires
and 170/60 R17 rear are the worlds
first tailored-fitted exclusively for the
R1200 GS.
An average-sized Filipino rider
should not to worry about the Big GS
configuration. Its seat is narrower in
the front section but has a broader
thigh rest for increased ride comfort.
Its adjustable from 850 mm to 870
mm, too. So too are the footrests.
Gone were the days that high-
riding motorbikes with big tires
and a high ground clearance were
dubbed as dual purpose bikes.
Now, with its advanced features,
the R1200 GS is tagged as a mul-
tipurpose machine as it can ride in
any of five modes: Rain, Road,
Dynamic,Enduro and Enduro
Pro.
With a flick of a button, the rid-
ing set up is automatically adjusted,
depending on the rider preference,
to maximize riding safety and per-
formance. Throttle response in-
stantly changes from soft, optimum
to direct.
More powerful yet very obedient,
the new GS uses an electromotive
throttle actuator making for a big
improvement on the motorbikes
controllability and response.
The superb riding stability can be
traced to its main frame that is more
rigid, allowing the rider to endure
long rides with ease. Activate the
Enduro mode and a high-traction
damping setting gets the bike ready
to go off-roading.
The motorcycle isnt just physi-
cally bigger, so too is its starting
price of P1,295,000.
The R1200 GSs scene stealing
looks may attract undesirables, but
dont worry, BMW equipped it with
an electronic immobilizer which is
controlled by a transponder inte-
grated in the key, similar to that of
BMW cars.
It wont take long for this German
breed to meet eye-to-eye with the
recently-launched Italian brand in
one of the long rides to the countrys
remotest, often least explored places.
Until then, we will have to wait with
bated breath for the riders verdict
on which among the two deserves to
be called the King.
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he WRC Champion-
ship of the 2013 season
has come to a close at
the recent Rallye de
France-Alsace which
was won by the new world cham-
pions, Sebastien Ogier and Julien
Ingrassia onboard the Volkswagen
Polo R WRC.
From start to finish, they survived
a treacherous cocktail of heavy rain
and slippery stages, assisted by
their soft-compound Michelin Pilot
Sport S2 tires which proved a match
for the horrendous conditions and a
level of grip frequently close to that
of ice. They also enabled the drivers
to showcase their car control even
though the WRC regulations only
permit 23 percent of the tires tread
to be grooved
The duo took full advantage of the
potential of their Michelin tires and,
after figuring in fourth place for much
of the rally, the French duo finally took
the top prize at the finish on Sunday
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Ogier Wins WRC World
Championship on Michelins
afternoon. With the nine-time world
champion Sebastien Loeb (Citron
DS3 WRC) out of the running follow-
ing an off on SS15, the Volkswagen
driver had a free reign for the last 42
kilometres of competitive action.
The 2013 Rallye de France-Alsace
saw second place go to Dani Sordo
and Carlos Del Barrio (Citroen DS3
WRC). The Spaniards were not
eligible to score Manufacturers
championship points for Citroen To-
tal Abu Dhabi WRT, but they kept up
the pressure all the way to the finish,
a little more than a month after the
Spaniards first world class victory on
the 2013 ADAC Rallye Deutschland.
The French round of this years
FIA World Rally Championship was
also an important fixture for Jari-
Matti Latvala and Miikka Anttila
(Volkswagen Polo R WRC) who were
third in Alsace. Indeed, the Finns
mission was to strengthen Volkswa-
gen Motorsports advantage in the
Manufacturers standings and their
result helped the German make to
extend its lead over its French rival.
Thanks to the victory of Sbastien
Ogier and Julien Ingrassia, Michelin
has added to the eloquent record it
has built up in world class rallying
since 1973. The French companys
score now stands at 261WRC rally
wins and 21 Drivers titles, while this
is the first Drivers world crown for
Volkswagen, coinciding with the first
year of its collaboration with Michelin
at the sports highest level.
The 2013 Worl d Champi on
praised the role his tires have
played since the beginning of the
season. I have been very happy
with my Michelin tires which have
been both competitive and reliable
on all the types of surface visited by
the championship. For wet asphalt,
however, I think the Fdration In-
ternationale de lAutomobile should
authorise the use of proper wet
weather tires, Ogier said.
Meanwhile, the Manufacturers
world championship has yet to be
settled. Volkswagen Motorsport tops
the provisional order on 342 points,
followed by Citron Total Abu Dhabi
World Rally Team, with 261 points,
with two rounds remaining and 90
points still up for grabs.
UZUKA, Japan (AP)
Ross Brawn says he is
not planning an immedi-
ate departure from the
Mercedes Formula One
team despite specula-
tion he will be on the move at the end
of the season.
Reports after last weekends Ko-
rean Grand Prix suggested Brawn had
informed the teams non-executive
chairman Niki Lauda that he would be
leaving at the end of the season.
With Japanese automaker Honda
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set to return to F1 in 2015 as an engine
supplier to McLaren, there have been
speculation the 58-year-old Brawn may
join the British team. Brawn served as
team principal of Honda in 2008.
Brawn was quoted by Autosport on
Friday saying he was in discussions
with Toto Wolff, head of Mercedes mo-
torsport, and others in team manage-
ment about the structure next year.
Genuinely, I have not had any
discussion with Honda or McLaren
about the future, Brawn said.
Niki and Toto are getting more
familiar with the team and we need
to understand how were going to run
the team in the future. So those discus-
sions are on-going but we have not
reached any conclusions yet.
Brawn was the owner of the Brawn
GP team, which he acquired from
Honda in early 2009, and won both the
drivers and constructors champion-
ships that year. Mercedes bought into
the team in November 2009, making
Brawn team principal and co-owner
with Nick Fry.
As technical director, Brawn was
behind Michael Schumachers seven
title wins with Benetton in the 1990s
and Ferrari in the 2000s.
Brawns future has been the
subject of speculation all year since
the Mercedes team recruited Paddy
Lowe from McLaren as executive
director. The team also brought in
Wolff from Williams, Bob Bell from
Renault and appointed Lauda in a
supervisory role.
Mercedes drivers Lewis Ham-
ilton and Nico Rosberg have both
expressed hope that Brawn will stay
with the team. Mercedes has won
three races this season with Rosberg
taking the checkered flag in Monaco
and Silverstone and Hamilton win-
ning in Hungary.
Ross To Stay With Mercedes F1