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By JUN RAMIREZ and ELLSON A. QUISMORIO

The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) yesterday


announced it found probable cause to charge Vice
President Jejomar C. Binay, his son Makati

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Photographer
of the Week
Kerwin Baldovino has been doing wedding
photography for the last five years. He prefers
shooting in bright tones in engagement or
wedding shoots to match the couples loving
and happy moods, and taking advantage of
colors conveying emotions

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lIFESTYLE
Breast
Cancer
buster
What to eat
to reduce
the risk
of breast
cancer

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entertainment
Nora Aunor to
play ageing rock
musician on
Little Mommy
She is known for doing
heavy drama, but
imagine Superstar
Nora Aunor in leather
jacket and electric
guitar in tow while
one hand flashes
the V sign as she
hollers, Yeah,
rock on!

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business
Visayas Energy Plan
launched in first week
of 2016
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Exporters warn of more costs,
delays in pre-shipment
inspection
B-2
DOE weighs forward
policy options
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By CHARINA CLARISSE L. ECHALUCE

The road to an elected position officially


opened yesterday with only one team of
the expected candidates for president and
vice-president and about

20 unexpected per-

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Binay, 21
lesser known
candidates
file COCs
for president

By LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO,


ELLSON A. QUISMORIO, and AFP

he election season kicked off


yesterday with politicians
registering for more than
18,000 positions, launching
a typically raucous and deadly seven
months of campaigning.
Coinciding with the start of the
filing of the Certificates of Candidacy
(COC) for the 2016 national elections
yesterday was the launching by the
Commission on Elections (Comelec)
of its PiliPinas 2016 Tamang Pagboto,
Tamang Pagbilang campaign at their
main office in Intramuros, Manila.
The responsibility of every voter
is to vote right while the responsibility
of the Comelec is to count right, said
Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista,
who led the launch.
Comelec spokesman James Jimenez explained that the campaign
is more than just a mere logo or
slogan.

STRAIGHT AND TRUE President Aquino (middle) is flanked by Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Mar Roxas (to Aquinos right)
and vice-presidential bet Leni Robredo as they presented the administration partys complete slate of 12 senatorial aspirants
yesterday at the LP headquarters Balay in Cubao, Quezon City. They are (from left) COOP-Naatco party-list Rep. Cresente
Paez, Risa Hontiveros, Joel Villanueva, Jericho Petilla, Ralph Recto, Franklin Drilon, Francis Pangilinan, Leila de Lima, Nariman
Ambolodto, Teofisto Guingona III, and Mark Lapid. The 12th candidate Panfilo Lacson is not in photo. (Richard V. Vias)

Duterte decides not


to run for president

Reds execute tribal leader,


farmer in 2 Cotabato towns
By MALU CADELINA MANAR

KIDAPAWAN CITY Two suspected


communist guerrillas gunned down
an indigenous peoples (IP) or Lumad
leader in a remote village in Magpet
town in North Cotabato Sunday morning, police said.

By MERLINA HERNANDO MALIPOT

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Election
fever begins

By BEN R. ROSARIO

Expect China to ignore any United


Nations decision upholding the Philippines claim over contested West Philippine sea territories if the Aquino administration will continue to obstinately
ignore another UN bodys opinion on
the plight of detained former President

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By ALEXANDER D. LOPEZ

Senior Inspector Felix Fornan, chief


of Magpet PNP, identified the victim
as 56-year-old Roberto Cupino, who
is a mandatory representative of the
IPs based in Barangay Don Panaca,
Magpet.
Fornan said the victim had just
left his house when the suspects,

both armed with long firearms,


riddled him with bullets. The
victim died on the spot.
Investigators said they have
yet to determine if there was any
connection between the gunmen
and a recent visitor, with whom
Cupino had just talked

and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.


Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza
aired this warning as Malacaang, the
Department of Justice and the Sandiganbayan continued to downplay an
opinion issued by the United Nations
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
(UNWGAD) on Arroyos bail bid.

Opposition stalwart Isabela


Rep. Rodito Albano said that if
the UN International Tribunal
on the Law of the Sea does
indeed support the Philippines
claim and China ignores it, that
would be regrettable. That
is what I am afraid about, he
said.
Reps. Rodel Batocabe of
Ako Bicol and Neri Colmenares
of Bayan Muna , both members
of the House Committee on
Justice, said they find no

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Solons lament PH ignoring of UN
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bodys findings on GMA detention
The Department of Education
(DepEd) is calling on applicants to
submit letters of intent for full-time
and part-time teaching positions in the
Senior High School (SHS) or Grades 11
and 12 for School Year (SY) 2016-2017.
Earlier, the department had announced that it needs at least

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Unexpected
candidates
put color into
first filing day

TAKE YOUR PICK Vice


President Jejomar
Binay raises the hand
of running-mate Senator
Gringo Honasan (left
photo) in a declaration of
candidacy by the United
Nationalist Alliance
(UNA) presidential and
vice presidential bets,
respectively, even as
s eve r a l o t h e r l e s s
known candidates for
president take their first
and probably last share
of the media limelight as
they file their certificates
of candidacy yesterday
at the Commission on
Elections (Comelec)
head office in
Intramuros, Manila.
Clockwise from right:
Ephraim Ninoy Delfino,
former TESDA Secretary
Augusto Buboy Syjuco
Jr., Flora Sagayo of
Benguet, Ely Pamatong,
and Ferdinand Jose
Fijao. (Federico Cruz/
Ali Vicoy)

Probable cause found


to charge Binay;
VP camp slams timing

PICTURE PERFECT

Sunrise: 5:47 a.m.


Sunset: 5:38 p.m.

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DAVAO CITY Mayor Rodrigo Duterte


yesterday declared he is no longer running
for president after consultation with his
family.
He announced this in a press conference
at the Grand Men Seng Hotel here

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PAGASA:
Storm may
enter PAR
this week
By ELLALYN B. DE VERA

PH joins global call to address refugees plight


By MADEL SABATER NAMIT

he Philippines has joined the


call of the international community to increase efforts in
addressing the plight of refugees worldwide.
Philippine permanent representative to the United Nations (UN) Cecilia
Rebong said the Philippines is one
with the international community in
calling for increased efforts to address
the plight of refugees and to reach political solutions through strengthened
coordination and closer and stronger
partnerships.
My delegation recognizes the need
for the international community to
pursue innovative, durable solutions to
make adequate conditions for refugees

and for them to return home and restart


their lives in safety and dignity, Rebong
said during the General Debate of the
United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCRs) 66th Session of
the Executive Committee in Geneva,
Switzerland.
Solutions to growing problem
Rebong also expressed the Philippines concern over the increasing
number of displaced persons around
the world, the refugee and migration
crisis in various regions and the diminishing availability of durable solutions
to both new and on-going emergencies
and protracted refugee situations.
The Philippines is a member of the
UNHCRs Executive Committee. The
country is a party to the 1951 Refugee
Convention and its 1967 Protocol and

the 1954 Convention on the Status of


Stateless Persons, which are cornerstones of the UNHCR.
The Philippines also extends protection to refugees through the Emergency
Transit Mechanism (ETM) and through
funding contributions to UNHCR and
to the International Organization for
Migration (IOM).
PH-Australia talks
Just last week, the Department of
Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed talks
between the Philippines and Australia
on the transfer of refugees.
The DFA said Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and Australian
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop were able
to discuss about the issue on refugees
at the sidelines of the United Nations
General Assembly (UNGA) in New

York recently.
Reports revealed that Australia is
negotiating a deal with the Philippines
to transfer asylum seekers who are in
detention centers in Nauru or Papua
New Guinea.
Australia had an earlier deal with
Cambodia, with Australia promising additional aid to Cambodia for accepting
asylum seekers but Cambodia took only
four refugees out of hundreds.
It will be recalled that the Philippine
government has committed to the 1951
UN Convention Relating to the Status
of Refugees (CRSR) in providing humanitarian assistance to involuntarily
displaced persons.
The UN has condemned harsh
conditions at refugee camps, including
reports of systemic child abuse.

SC rules in favor of bankrupt pre-need firm plan holders


By REY G. PANALIGAN

The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled


that the trust fund set up by a pre-need
firm is solely for the benefit of its plan
holders.
With the ruling, the SC reversed a
trial court order that included the trust
fund set up by the bankrupt Legacy
Consolidated Plans, Inc. (Legacy) in
the court-managed liquidation pro-

ceedings.
Written by Justice Jose Catral
Mendoza, the SC decision granted the
petition filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against the
order issued by Makati City regional
trial court (RTC) Judge Reynaldo
Laigo on June 26, 2009.
The overarching consideration in
the legislative mandate to establish
trust funds is the protection of the

interest of the plan holders in the


investment plans. The Securities
Regulations Code (SRC) provides in
no uncertain terms the intent to make
such interests paramount above all
else, the SC ruling said.
Thus, the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) came out with the
new rules which Congress later on
toughened through the enactment of
the Pre-Need Code, carrying similar
protection but far more detailed in scope, it said.
It is in this context that
this Court rules to grant the
petition filed by the SEC. The
Court finds that Judge Laigo
gravely abused his discretion in treating the trust fund
as assets that form part of
Legacys insolvency estate
and in enjoining the SECs
validation of the plan holders claims against the trust

properties, the SC ruled.


Legacy suffered financial difficulties and collapsed in the mid-2000. It
failed to pay its obligations to the plan
holders.
In 2009, several plan holders filed a
petition for Legacys involuntary insolvency which the firm did not oppose.
The Makati City RTC declared
Legacy insolvent and directed the firm
to submit an inventory of its assets and
liabilities, pursuant to the provisions of
the Insolvency Law.
The trial court, however, also ordered the insolvency assignee to take
possession of the trust fund of Legacy
despite opposition from SEC which insisted that trust funds was specifically
established for the purpose of guaranteeing the delivery of benefits due to
the planholders.
With the unfavorable ruling from
the trial court, the SEC elevated the
issue before the SC.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services


Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring a new low pressure area (LPA) off
the Pacific Ocean that could possibly
develop into a tropical cyclone.
As of yesterday, the LPA was located 2,900 kilometers east of Luzon
or still outside the Philippine area of
responsibility (PAR), according to
PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar
Aurelio.
Should it sustain a westward track,
Aurelio said the LPA will be inside the
PAR by Wednesday or Thursday.
He pointed out that the LPA has a
possibility of intensifying into a tropical depression as it continues to draw
energy from the sea.
The US Joint Typhoon Warning Center on Monday upgraded to medium the
potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone east of Guam
within the next 24 hours.
PAGASA earlier said the cyclone will
move toward the eastern section of Luzon and will bring rains and occasional
gusty winds by weekend.
Once it intensifies into a tropical
depression inside the PAR, it will be
given a local name of Lando, the 12th
tropical cyclone this year and second
this month.
Today, the tail-end of cold front will
be the prevailing weather system over
the country.
Aurelio said the tail-end of cold front
will continue to affect extreme Northern Luzon that will bring cloudy skies
with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms over Ilocos Norte,
Cagayan, Isabela, Batanes, Calayan and
Babuyan group of islands.
Tuesdays weather forecast
Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy
skies with isolated thunderstorms will
prevail over Metro Manila and the rest
of the country.
A gale warning remains hoisted
over Northern Luzon, particularly in
Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, northern
coast of Cagayan, and northern coast of
Ilocos Norte due to big waves generated
by the northeasterly winds or hanging
amihan.

Missing lechon tail sparks CAAP policy change


By ARIEL FERNANDEZ

There was something terribly wrong with the lechon


that arrived at the Manila
airport cargo terminal recently.
It was missing a tail!
And it was for this reason that the Civil Aviation
Authority of the Philippines
(CAAP) said it was planning
to implement a policy that
would prohibit all airport
employees from wearing
pants or skirts with pockets
or from taking with them
gadgets, like cellular phones,

while on-duty.
According to CAAP spokesperson
Eric Apolonio, the policy will be a
precautionary measure to ensure
that items taken from luggages of passengers cannot be easily concealed by
employees.
In fact, the CAAP has reportedly
started to impose the prohibition at
the Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan
de Oro City. It was from this airport
where the ill-fated lechon was
sent.
A review of the closed circuit television footage (CCTV) showed that an
airline cargo loader had taken interest
in the pork delicacy, pinched the tail
off of it then pocketed the delectable

pork body part.


Upon arrival in Manila, the consignee of the lechon complained that
the roasted pork had been mutilated
with the entire tail and some portions
of the skin missing.
But CAAP explained that it was not
only because of the lechon incident
that it was implementing the new
prohibition.
It said that the policy of pocketless airport personnel were also
being implemented in other countries
for security purposes.
CAAP also said that drastic decrease in the incidents of pilferage in
cargo that went through the airport
was recorded in these airports.

House vows action on key pending measures


By CHARISSA M. LUCI

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. reassured yesterday


that the Lower Chamber will
flex its muscles to pass the
proposed Bangsamoro Basic
Law (BBL) before the 16th
Congress ends.
The House chief made the
assurance anew after President Aquino batted for the
passage of the peace measure
during the Liberal Partys announcement of its senatorial
bets for 2016 elections at the
ruling partys headquarters
in Cubao, Quezon City yesterday.
We will do our best to
pass the BBL. It is virtually
our most important bill left,
he said.
In an earlier interview, Belmonte said since the chamber passed on third and final
reading the proposed P3.002trillion national budget for
2016, they would prioritize
the approval of the BBL next
month.
Aside from BBL, he said
the House will roll up its
sleeves to pass the proposal
seeking to amend the economic provisions of the 1987
Constitution or the economic

charter change and the proposed Freedom of Information Act when Congress
resumes session next month.
He expressed confidence that his
colleagues will remain united in passing
the Basic Law for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR) or House Bill
(HB) 5811, Resolution of Both Houses
No. 1 or the Economic Cha-cha and the
Public-Private Partnership bill.
Last week, Congress adjourned sessions for a three-week Halloween break
to pave way for the filing of certificates
of candidacy.

The House adjourned on Friday


night without passing HB 5811, which
substitutes HB 4994 or An Act Providing
Basic Law for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region .
The bill, which seeks to replace
the Autonomous Region in Muslim
Mindanao with a Bangsamoro juridical
entity is still under the period of interpellations.
Belmonte earlier said he is certain
that President Aquino will be disappointed if Congress fails to pass the
BBL this 16th Congress.

REMEMBERING JENNIFER An imposing rainbow-colored flag is unfurled in Barangay Carmona, Makati City last weekend by members of lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender groups to mark the first year since the murder of transgender Jeffrey
Jennifer Laude in Olongapo City. The group demanded a speedy resolution of the
case against an American serviceman who is currently on trial. (Camille Ante)

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Election fever begins


This campaign also aims to encourage
the people... the Comelec wants to ask the
people what are you choosing for the Philippines? What is the election to you? This is
what we want the public to all know thats
why we want to share it, he said.
A successor to President Aquino will be
chosen in the forthcoming elections.
BinGo for UNA
Among the first to file their COCs were
Vice President Jejomar C. Binay and Sen.
Gegorio Gringo Honasan, who are running
for president and vice president under the
main opposition party United Nationalist
Alliance (UNA).
They went to the Comelec main office in
different shades of blue, but Binay and Honasan insist they are on the same page.
Binay and Honasan BinGo, not BiHon, mind you made their 2016 team-up
official on Monday morning as they jointly
filed their COCs.
Andito na sa tabi ko, wala na kayong itatanong (Hes beside me now, theres nothing
more to ask). UNA na, BIN-GO pa, Binay
told reporters at San Agustin Church where
the two heard mass before walking their
way to Comelec. He alluded to the lengthy
process by which his vice presidential bet
was chosen.
Honasan said he decided to run for vice
president because for him its a matter of
duty.
I cleared with my family. I have their
understanding. This is a matter of duty, he
said in an interview.
With his decision, Honasan said his
daughter even ribbed her for leaving them
behind again.
My daughter told me, Papa you werent
there when I was born. You werent there
when I was baptized. I graduated from high
school without you. When I turned 18, you
werent there. Now that Im close to forgiving
you and becoming friends with you despite
your shortcomings, you tell us that youre
leaving again, Honasan said.
No ego, stariray complex
While its no secret that Honasan wasnt
Binays first choice as his 2016 wingman,
the former Reform the Armed Forces Movement (RAM) leader insisted that it was no
big deal.
I do not have the luxury of an ego, I
have no stariray (star) complex. As long as
I went through a selection process, Honasan said.
I am a good soldier. I am the result of
the process that the party went through.
So, I will follow the party that I am helping
organize, UNA.
Others who filed their COCs for president
were former Iloilo congressman Augusto
Syjuco, perennial presidential aspirant Ely
Pamatong, and at least 19 lesser known
candidates.
Angry Filipinos
Syjuco, former Technical Education and
Skills Development Authority (TESDA) chief,
was the first to file his COC for president.
He said he is running for president as
an independent candidate next year to
represent Filipinos who are angry with the
government.
I am running because I am very, very
angry. I am one of many angry Filipinos today. Its about time we kick out these people
who steal, and who dont give a damn about
the rest of the population, said Syjuco in
addressing the media.
Daang Matuwid
Aquino, who has won international plaudits for tackling systemic corruption and his
solid economic stewardship, is imploring

voters to choose longtime ally Mar Roxas


to continue his Straight Path (Daang Matuwid) style of governance.
This is a campaign to continue the
straight path, a campaign to make our
hopes possible, a campaign that will continue the heroic story of the Filipino people,
Aquino said at a rally to announce the Liberal Partys Senate ticket.
But Roxas has struggled in the polls and
is facing strong challenges from Binay, who
is being investigated for graft, and Grace
Poe, a political novice riding on her late
fathers legendary status in the cinema. Poe
is facing citizenship and residency issues.
Binay did not grant an interview despite
continued prodding from the media.
But in a statement, the vice president
promised to focus on the poor should he
become president.
For the longest time, under the leadership of different administrations, one issue
has always been neglected: Addressing the
concerns of the poor. Progress is useless
if it will not include everyone. This is what
the government should focus on. This is
what Im going to focus on if I become
president.
With the help of God, the support of the
people, and the unity of all, we will begin the
journey toward real change that will uplift
the lives of each and every Filipino, Binay
said in a press statement.
The Philippines has long struggled
to establish an efficient democracy, with
the ghosts of former President Ferdinand
Marcoss rule from 1965-1986 still haunting
the country.
Revolution of the heart
His son and namesake is running for the
vice presidency as an independent, insisting
his fathers rule was benign and that voters
will largely be preoccupied with the nations
present problems rather than the past.
There are corrupt Filipinos... within
and outside the government who are killing
our economy and keeping us poor, Marcos, 58, said at a weekend rally alongside
his controversial
mother and former
first lady Imelda.
With your help,
I will lead a revolution of the heart,
of ideas and of action toward real
and meaningful
change.
Another big
name contesting
next years elections is boxing hero
Manny Pacquiao,
who is expected to
be able to capitalize
on his fame to win a
seat in the Senate.
Pacquiao, 36, is
currently a member of the House of
Representatives,
and is widely seen
as going for the
higher-profile Senate post as a potential platform for an
eventual presidential run.

with politicians often resorting to violence to


eliminate rivals or cheating to rig polls.
The most infamous case of violence occurred in 2009, when the warlord family of
a southern province allegedly massacred
58 people in an effort to stop a rival from
registering his candidacy for provincial
governor.
Already ahead of next years elections,
a roadside bomb injured a local mayor and
killed three of his bodyguards in the violence-wracked southern island of Basilan.
And despite the raucous campaigning,
political analysts say that little has changed
to dilute the power of elite clans who dominate national, provincial and local posts in
what is known locally as dynastic rule.
Philippine politics has always been governed by the elite... I dont think the dynasties will change, Ateneo University political
science professor Benito Lim told AFP.
Roxas, for instance, is the grandson of a
former president.
And while Binay does not come from a
political family, since rising to influence he
has set up his own dynasty, with his wife and
children becoming powerful politicians.
Teachers plea
Meanwhile, a group of teachers reiterated their call to make election duties for
public school teachers non-compulsory.
Teachers Dignity Coalition (TDC), a
30,000-strong group, expressed hope that
the pending petitions to make election
duties for public school teachers optional
would be passed in time for the 2016 national
elections.
The passage of the proposed noncompulsory poll duty for public school
teachers in the House is a good news for
our teachers, said TDC National Chairman
Benjo Basas in Filipino. Last September,
the House of Representatives approved on
second reading a bill making election duties
for teachers optional.
The bill also seeks to open up poll
service to other government employees,
members of citizens arms accredited by
the Comelec and private citizens of known
probity and competence. (With a report
from Merlina Hernando Malipot)

Democracy
challenges
Since emerging
from the Marcos
dictatorship, the
Philippines has
struggled to build
a stable democracy,

Solons lament PH...


reason for the Philippines ignore the UN
Working Group on Arbitrary Detention.
International human rights lawyer Amal
Alamudin Clooney reported the other day
that the UN body had found that the Philippine government had violated international
laws for the continued arbitrary and illegal
dentention of former President Arroyo.
At least five of Arroyos alleged co-conspirators in the plunder case have already
been released on bail with two of them,
former COA Chairman Reynaldo Villar and
former PCSO Director Jose Taruc V, freed
despite a long period of eluding arrest. The
Sandiganbayan, however, has repeatedly
denied Arroyos petition for bail.
Sandiganbayan officials as well as
Malacaang have disputed the UN bodys
findings and maintained that its ruling was
not legally binding on the Philippines.
President Aquino, the Sandiganbayan,
and Secretary De Lima should listen and
heed the findings of the UN body, Congressman Atienza said.
He pointed out that refusal of the government to act on the UN Working Groups
recommendation will give China a strong
reason not to listen to the UN arbitration
body which is currently hearing the Philippines complaint over Chinas claims in the
South China or West Philippine sea. If we
cannot respect the UN findings, we should
also stop running to the UN for our complaints against China, Atienza said.
Batocabe said the UNWGAD opinion
has seriously put the credibility of our

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

judicial system in
question adding
that it does not
speak well of our
democratic institutions. He added:
As member of the
UN and an active
participant of its
agencies, the Philippines should at
least consider the
findings of the UN
body with strong effect on our judicial
authorities.
Colmenares
said, P resident
Aquino cannot ignore it as the Philippine government
has commitments
under international
human rights law,
regardless who the
complainant is.
However, Colmenares also lamented that Arroyo had
previously also ignored and shoved
under the rug UN
findings about human rights violations committed by
her administration.

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CA affirms
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Newsbits
O.L. of Fatima feast
Special commemorative masses
will be celebrated at 6 a.m.
and at 6:30 p.m. today at the
National Shrine of Our Lady of
Fatima in Valenzuela, Metro
Manila in observance of Our
Lady of Fatimas sixth and final
apparition to three shepherd
children in 1917 at the Cova
de Ira in Fatima, Portugal. The
evening mass will be followed by
a solemn procession. The shrine
is considered as the center of
Fatima devotion and apostolate
in the country. It is also the
custodian of the national pilgrim
image of Our Lady of Fatima in
the Philippines. In observance
of the feast, the Catholic Church
encourages the faithful to hear
mass, receive the sacraments
of penance and the Eucharist,
and to pray the Holy Rosary and
the Act of Reparation to the Holy
Trinity. The Blessed Mothers
series of apparitions to three
shepherd children, Lucia dos
Santos and her cousins, Jacinta
and Francisco Marto in Fatima
occurred for six consecutive
months in 1917, beginning on
May 13. Witnessed by a crowd
of more than 100,000 pilgrims
and said to be visible from up
to 40 kilometers away, Our Lady
of Fatima also known as Our
Lady of the Holy Rosary, held
out the scapular and asked the
children to pray the rosary and
do penance for the conversion of
sinners. (Christina I. Hermoso)

Solons to outlaw
passport
confiscations
Brother-lawmakers Cagayan de
Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and
ABANTE Mindanao party-list
Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr. are
seeking the imposition of six to
12-year imprisonment and a fine
ranging from P1 million to P2
million against any person who
confiscates, retains or withholds,
without any legal authority, any
valid Philippine passport issued
to an Overseas Filipino Worker
(OFW). They said the government
should protect the OFWs from
all threats and coercion done
through the confiscation,
retention or withholding of the
OFWs Philippine passport,
which is considered the property
of the State. Under House Bill
6201, the Rodriguezes want to
declare the illegal withholding of
passport as a crime. (Charissa
M. Luci)

Gigi lawyers use


SC ruling on JPE
to argue case
If the pre-trial of Senate
Minority Leader Juan Ponce
Enrile has been suspended after
the Supreme Court granted his
request for the bill of particulars
or details of his plunder case,
his plunder co-accused, lawyer
Lucila Gigi Reyes, should
be allowed the same. It is
equally plain that accused
Reyes and Senator Enrile are
similarly situated. Both of them
are charged under a single,
indivisible information which the
Supreme Court has conclusively
found to be vague, ambigous,
and insufficient. They have
likewise availed themselves of
substantially similar remedies
for the suspension of pre-trial
and trial, read the motion of
Reyes that was filed by her
lawyers. With this, her counsels
asked that the Sandiganbayan
Third Division cancel her
scheduled pre-trial on October
27 until the prosecution
complied with the Supreme
Court ruling that required them
to submit a bill of particulars.
In essence, accused Reyes
based her Motion to Cancel
Pre-Trial on the ground that
without the bill of particulars
which the Supreme Court has
directed the Prosecution to
submit in G.R. No. 213455, she
will be unable to sufficiently and
intelligently prepare for trial and
for her defense, the counsels
explained. (Jeffrey G. Damicog)

By REYNALDO PANALIGAN

HIS AUNT ANGEL Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares (middle) files his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) before the
Commission on Elections, yesterday. Endorsing his bid for senator are his aunt, actress Angel Locsin (Angelica Colmenares
in real life), and militant leader Satur Ocampo. (Ali Vicoy)

Navy finds no wreckage


of MH-370 in Tawi-Tawi
By ELENA L. ABEN

The Philippine Navy (PN) has deployed one of its gunboats to verify
reports that the wreckage of Malaysian
Airlines Flight MH-370 has been found
in Tawi-Tawi, but has found no trace of
the crashed plane.
Earlier reports claimed that an
aircraft wreckage bearing the flag of
Malaysia and with human skeletal
remains inside was discovered in a
forest at Pulau Sugbay, Ubian Island,
Tawi-Tawi.
Capt. Giovanni Bacordo, commander, Naval Task Force 61, said that after
the news came out, they immediately
sent a gunboat to the island to conduct
verification.

The navy has a patrol gunboat in


the area now and we are conducting
interviews with the local (populace),
with the fishermen, and they (residents) are saying that they do not have
any knowledge of this, according to
Bacordo.
They are not aware of any plane
crashing in that area, he added.
They were surprised by this report
and were asking us on where it came
from, he further stated.
Because of these reports, he said
PN personnel scoured the area but
found no trace of the ill-fated Malaysian
aircraft.
Nag-ikot-ikot na dun, nag-search
sa sea area then nagtanong tanong
din sila sa mga populace . . . wala,

they have no knowledge (of the wreckage), said Bacordo, adding that the
PN gunboat crew are still in the area
and conducting interviews with the
residents.
When asked if they have checked the
entire island, Bacordo replied, No... if
we are to check, it has to be a deliberate
effort, malaking isla yun, 3.5 miles ang
haba nun. But our initial investigation
with the populace showed negative
result.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 left
Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 a.m. for Beijing,
China. It lost contact with the air traffic
control in Kuala Lumpur 2:40 a.m.
The flight, piloted by Malaysian Capt.
Zaharie Ahmad Shah, was carrying 239
people on board.

The Court of Appeals (CA) has affirmed a Department of Justice (DOJ)


resolution that ordered the filing of
criminal charges against those involved
with the death of 11 persons and injuries to 108 others in the Glorietta blast
in Ayala Center in Makati City on Oct.
19, 2007.
In a decision written by Associate
Justice Mariflor Punzalan Castillo, the
CA said the DOJ did not commit any
abuse of discretion in ordering the filing
of criminal charges against Engineer
Ricardo Cruz and Miguel Velasco Jr.,
operations manager and foreman,
respectively, of Metaline Enterprises,
contractor of Makati Supermarket
Corporation (MSC) for its ventilation
system.
In filing the criminal case for reckless imprudence resulting in multiple
homicide, multiple physical injuries
and damage to properties, the DOJ
relied on the investigation conducted
by Task Force Glorietta compose of
a panel of prosecutors led by the late
Leo Dacera.
The investigation ruled out a bomb
explosion at the MSC. It was found that
the accumulated amount of methane
gas that was produced from the waste
water and the diesel vapor in the basement of the MSC building from Aug. 4
to Oct. 18, 2007 was enough to cause
the explosion.
In affirming the filing of the criminal complaint, the CA said that the
determination of probable cause for
purposes of filing information in court
is essentially an executive function that
is lodged at the first instance, with the
public prosecutor and, ultimately, with
the Secretary of Justice.
It pointed out that the prosecutor
and the Secretary of Justice have wide
latitude of discretion in the conduct
of preliminary investigation and their
findings with respect to the existence
or non-existence of probable cause are
generally not subject to review by the
Court.
At the same time, the CA said Cruz
and Velasco committed an error in
directly filing an appeal with the appellate court.

GMA on house arrest,


a security risk PNP
By JEFFREY G. DAMICOG

Placing former President and now


Pampanga Representative Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo under house arrest
will pose immense security risk.
Philippine National Police (PNP)
chief Director General Ricardo Marquez raised this concern before the
Sandiganbayan First Division which
is handling the plunder case of Arroyo
who is currently under hospital arrest
at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC).
In a letter addressed to First Division Chairperson Efren dela Cruz dated
October 1, Marquez said that the house
arrest will pose immense security risk
that will demand larger complement of
police personnel, and which will further
entail additional expenses on the part
of the government...
The human resources will be
stretched to meet the number of
personnel to secure and protect Hon.
Macapagal-Arroyo, lamented Marquez
who indicated that other personnel
tasked to perform investigation, patrol,
and traffic duties will be made to per-

form security and protection works.


Marquez sent the letter after being
asked by the anti-graft court to comment on house arrest sought by the
former President.
At the moment, the PNPs Police
Security and Protection Group (PSPG)
is tasked to secure and protect Arroyo
at the VMMC and is augmented by
personnel from the Quezon City Police
District (QCPD).
Arroyo has sought that she placed
under house arrest at either her Quezon City home in La Vista in Quezon
City or in San Nicolas 1st, Lubao,
Pampanga.
If she is placed in La Vista, the PNP
chief said that the PNP will not only
be securing the perimeter of Hon.
Macapagal-Arroyos residence in La
Vista but the outskirts and borders of
La Vista Subdivision as well.
The vastness of the subdivision (La
Vista) requires substantial number of
police personnel to protect the safety of
Hon. Macapagal-Arroyo not to mention
the complement of police personnel
to be assigned inside her residence,
he said.

NO MORE
INTERVIEWS
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes
Office (PCSO)
General Manager
Jose Ferdinand
M. Rojas, announces the new
streamlined procedure for its Individual Medical
Assistance Program (IMAP) that
eliminates the
interview portion
of requests for
assistance at a
press conference
yesterday in Quezon City. (Mark
Balmores)

Senators fondly remember Joker at necrological services


By HANNAH L. TORREGOZA

Even though the family of the late


Senator Joker Arroyo disapproved
necrological services for the lawmaker,
the Senate yesterday paid tribute to
the Senate scrooge at the opening
activities of its centennial anniversary
celebration yesterday.
It was Senate President Franklin
Drilon who lauded Arroyos legislative
performance and monumental works
as a member of the Senate, which
has long been considered one of the
countrys institutions that is a bastion
of democracy.
In his lifetime, he dazzled the nation not only with his brilliance but also
with his high sense of duty and strong
commitment to defend the underprivileged. It was a great honor to work with
him; first in the Executive Department

under the administration of President


Cory Aquino, and later in the Senate,
Drilon said in his keynote address during the flag-raising ceremonies at the
Senate grounds.
I attest to Jokers exceptional
humility and simplicity as a public official. Despite his superb intellect and
enormous achievements, he never saw
himself as superior to anyone, the Senate leader added.
He kept a small office and hated
luxury and extravagance. With his frugal and prudent ways, he will always
be fondly remembered for being the
Scrooge of the Senate, he recalled.
Arroyo died in the United States
last week after undergoing a heart
operation. Former Senator Renato
Rene Saguisag confirmed he died on
October 5.
Joker led a life of integrity, good

character, diligence and with profound


love for the masses that are dearest to
his heart. His passing is the nations
collective loss. But his life will always
be an inspiration to every Filipino,
Drilon said.
With deep sorrow, we remember
him in our prayers and condole with
his family. We join the whole nation in
mourning the loss of a gem of a public
servant whose achievements as a lawyer, human rights defender, lawmaker
and public servant are unparalleled.
Farewell Joker, and thank you for everything, added the Senate chief.
Apart from Arroyo, the Senate leader
also cited other senators who held the
nation in awe because of their intellectual brilliance and boundless love
for the motherland.
Drilon noted until now the Filipino
people have not forgotten the wit, elo-

quence, intellect and nationalism of the


likes of Claro M. Recto, Jovito Salonga,
and Lorenzo Taada.
The Senate has always been a
cradle of national leaders, having nurtured in its bosom 10 out of fifteen 15
Philippine Presidents - a record which
cannot be equaled by any other institution, he said.
The men and women who passed
through the Senates portals, he said
kept the institutions long tradition of
fierce independence and remarkable
courage to defend the national interest and uphold the countrymens civil,
political and human rights.
The Senate will turn 100 years old on
Oct. 16, 2016. Mondays ceremonies in
the Senate compound at Pasay City also
included a service excellence awarding
ceremony for distinguished Senate employees, mass and sports event.

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Cloud seeding stepped


up amid El Nio threat
By ELLALYN B. DE VERA

he Department of Agriculture
(DA) has intensified its cloud seeding operations in strategic areas
nationwide to save crops and other
agricultural products from the harsh effects
of El Nio.
We will seed all (of the) seedable clouds;
we will waste no opportunity, DA Secretary
Proceso Alcala said.
Cloud seeding is a weather modification method where silver iodide or calcium
chloride are introduced in the atmosphere
to induce condensation, and eventually,
precipitation.
As early as April, 2014, the DA already
started preparing for the impact of El Nio
on the countrys agriculture sector.
According to Bureau of Soils and Water
Management (BSWM) Director Silvino
Tejada, the Department has conducted cloud
seeding operations in strategic locations
nationwide.
From April to August 2015, DA has conducted 147 cloud-seeding trips in Negros Occidental, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Pampanga,
Lanao del Sur, Isabela, Cagayan, and La
Union.
In addition, it has set up water manage-

ment and conservation measures through


its BSWM and regional field offices to ensure
that scarce irrigation water supply will be efficiently used and maximized, Tejada said.
The DA has also released droughttolerant rice varieties in threatened riceproducing areas.
For long-term adaptation measures, the
DA has improved the countrys small-scale
irrigation systems to make these more
resilient to the effects of extreme weather
and climatic conditions, as well as other
calamities, not only El Nio.
It has also promoted climate- and disaster-smart farming and fishery technologies
to cushion the agro-fishery sector against
the effects of calamities.
While the DA and other government
agencies have put in place programs to
address the challenges of El Nio, Alcala
stressed that adapting to the effects of this
extreme climatic condition, considered to be
the worst in 65 years, is a shared responsibility among Filipinos.
The Secretary likewise dispelled fears
that crops cannot be grown during the El
Nio, citing Mung bean (Vigna radiate) as
an alternative crop, among others, which
actually requires warm climate during its
growing period.

DILG to LGUs: Help save water


By Czarina Nicole O. Ong

The Department of the Interior and Local


Government (DILG) has issued an advisory
to all local government units (LGUs) on how
to best deal with effects of the El Nio phenomenon which is set to affect the country
late this year and early next year.
According to DILG Secretary Mel Senen
Sarmiento, it is very important for LGUs to
take precautionary measures within their
respective areas to mitigate the impact of
the weather phenomenon and protect the
welfare of residents.
LGUs have been directed to urgently enact ordinances aimed at curbing illegal water
connections and encouraging the prudent
use of water.
As an example, Sarmiento said that

people can always use a broom instead of


a water hose when cleaning sidewalks and
driveways.
When cleaning cars, people can also opt to
use a pail or bucket instead of a water hose.
Recycled water can likewise be used to water
plants, Sarmiento said.
LGUs were also told to allow water concessionaires and water utilities to conduct
emergency repair of leaks prior to securing
the necessary excavation permit, provided
that said permit shall be secured within a
reasonable period from the commencement
of the repair works.
They can also lift the application of number-coding schemes with regard to water
tankers that will be used by water concessionaires and utilities to address the water
needs of affected communities.

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Zamboanga
Sibugay mayor
slain in ambush;
nephew, driver,
2 escorts hurt
By NONOY E. LACSON

AMBOANGA CITY Gunmen ambushed the town mayor of Tungawan


in Zamboanga Sibugay province in
Barangay Kayamkam yesterday
afternoon, killing him on the spot.
The killing of Mayor Randy Climaco
happened on the first day of the filing
of Certificates of Candidacy (COCs) for
candidates running in the May, 2016,
elections.
Climacos nephew, Carnan, an aspirant for mayor, survived the ambush but
in serious condition at an undisclosed
hospital.
There were no immediate reports on
the condition of his police and military
escorts. But television reports said Climacos driver and two security escorts
were wounded.
Climaco, now serving his last term as
mayor, is running for vice mayor of Tungawan in the coming elections.
Police said Climaco and company were
returning to the town proper of Tungawan
after a visit to Kayamkam when they were
ambushed in a remote area.
Hot pursuit operations have been
launched against the attackers.
Reports said that police and military
authorities have already arrested one
of the attackers. His identity and other
circumstances of the arrest were not immediately available.

Bongbong opposes
filing of suits vs
PNoy, his Cabinet
after their term
By MARIO B. CASAYURAN

Vice-presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand Bongbong R. Marcos Jr. said yesterday he opposes any government move to
file criminal cases against President Aquino
and his Cabinet after they step down from
office on July 1, 2016.
Marcos is the son of the late President
Ferdinand E. Marcos, while Aquino is the
son of the late President Corazon Cory
C. Aquino and the late President Benigno
S. Aquino Jr.
Interviewed on TV yesterday, Marcos
said he would try to convince the next administration not to slap criminal charges
against President Aquino and his men if he
is successful in his bid for the vice-presidency in the May, 2016, national elections.
The young Marcos said this kind of
policy is extremely counter-productive and
divisive (and) I would speak out strongly
against it.
That kind of policy, look where its taken
us: where the lives of ordinary Filipinos
have not improved because we have conducted that policy. The unity of the country
has been torn apart, and without that unity,
we cannot move forward, he explained.
After formally declaring his intention to
run as Vice President at the Puerta Real
Gardens at historic Intramuros last Saturday, Marcos vowed to work toward unity of
all Filipinos.
It cannot be the policy of government to
do nothing but run after whoever their political enemies were before and to wreak some
kind of vengeance on them, he said.
Marcos, a member of the Nacionalista
Party (NP), emphasized that the Executive
Department should not pursue a policy of
going after its political enemies.
Such a policy, if forged, would result in
disunity and polarization of the country, he
stressed.
A visionary like his late father, Marcos
said the job of the Executive is to build the
nation and to fix the problems confronting
it.
He, however, clarified that if any citizen
or group feels any former public official
must be held answerable for any wrongdoing, they can go to court for appropriate
action.
Marcos had earlier rued that the reason
the Philippines lags behind its prosperous Southeast Asian neighbors is that the
Aquino administration is vindictive.
The Aquino administration has refused
to allow the burial at the Libingan ng mga
Bayani of young Marcos father. The Aquino
family nurses suspicions that the late President Marcos was behind the assassination
of the late Senator Aquino.
Only the future will tell whether or not
the Marcos proposal not to go hammer and
tongs against an outgoing administration
would mean that a current administration
is being given a carte blanche to violate
laws.

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THE

MANY

CHINA

FACETS OF

China, Thailand agree


to speed up railway cooperation

EIJING (Xinhua) -- China


and Thailand agreed to
speed up cooperation on a
joint railway project, in an
effort to ensure an early start within
the year.
The railway project is a priority
and highlight of China-Thailand cooperation. China hopes the two countries
can ensure an early start for the project, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
during a meeting with visiting Thai
Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai
in Beijing.
During Lis Thai visit last December, he signed a memorandum
of understanding (MoU) with Prime
Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to jointly
develop a medium-speed railway connecting northeast Thailands Nong
Khai province, the capital of Bangkok
and eastern Rayong province. The railway will also be a section of the planned
railway running through southern
China, Laos and Thailand.
The railway will promote the two
countries economic development
and facilitate trade cooperation and
people-to-people exchanges between

project, striving for an early start within


the year.
Pramudwinai said Thailand attaches high importance to rail cooperation
with China and was ready to make joint
efforts to promote an early start of the
construction.
He also voiced support for Chinas
Belt and Road initiative and agreed to
promote bilateral cooperation within
the framework in the spirit of open and
transparent.
According to Wang, the two countries also agreed to start a LantsangMekong cooperation mechanism aimed
to help countries along the river realize
common development through complementary cooperation.
Pramudwinai said Thailand was
willing to strengthen cooperation on

China, Thailand and the Indo-China


Peninsula, Li noted.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in
his talks with Pramudwinai that construction will be a breakthrough for the
trans-Asian railway network brewed for

years. The railway will be conducive to


Thailands long-term development and
help it make full use of its location as a
regional inter-connection hub.
According to Wang, the two sides
have agreed to advance the railway

water resources, drought control and


disaster relief under the framework
of the Lantsang-Mekong cooperation
mechanism.
They also discussed relations between China and the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Li spoke highly of the fruitful efforts made by Thailand as country
coordinator for China-ASEAN dialogue
relations in the past three years. He said
China was ready to make concerted efforts with all sides to continue to push
forward relations with the ASEAN, and
maintain the regions peace, stability
and prosperity.
Pramudwinai was on an official visit
to China from Oct. 8 to 10 at the invitation of Wang. This is his first China visit
since taking office in August.

Chinese Traditional Culture

AIIB to invest in Pakistans


infrastructure development
ISLAMABAD (Xinhua) -- The visiting president-designate of the Asian
Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Jin Liqun on October 7 showed interest
in financing infrastructure projects in
energy, transport, sea port and urban
development areas in Pakistan.
Jin, who was on his first visit to a
middle-income emerging prospective
founding member of the AIIB since he
was named the official candidate for the
banks president in August, met with
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
and held talks with Pakistani cabinet
ministers on cooperation and the AIIBs
investment in Pakistan.
Sharif told Jin that his government
has invested a lot of resources in energy
and infrastructure projects with the
help of China.
Addressing a news conference along
with Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq
Dar in Islamabad, Jin said Pakistan has
a great potential in the infrastructure
sector, which will pave the way for sustainable economic development.
The bank is looking forward for

closer cooperation with the countrys


public and private sector, he said,
adding that the banks officials will be
visiting Pakistan very soon to discuss
collaboration in different projects.
We talked about cooperation between AIIB and Pakistan, particularly
with regard to infrastructure projects.
We believe that your country has a great
potential. We believe infrastructure
investment in energy sector, transport,
electric power, sea ports, urban development and water supply will all pave
the way for sustainable development of
your country in the decades to come,
said the president-designate.
He went on to say that the AIIB is

looking forward to very close cooperation with its partners in Pakistan the
government and particularly the private sector.
We believe we have a great future
as long as we work together. Im sure
we would be having a great institution
which can serve the interest of all the
57 prospective founding members and
more countries are waiting to join this
bank, Jin said.
He said the bank will be working
closely with existing multilateral development banks such as the World Bank,
the Asian Development Bank and other
development banks.
He also lauded Pakistani governments economic achievements under
the very very tough global economic
situation and pointed out that Pakistan
has played a very crucial role in the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure
Investment Bank.
Dar said that Pakistan will welcome
the AIIB funding for the countrys infrastructure development. He also vowed
full support of the AIIB.

Cross-Border Interbank Payment


System launched in Shanghai
Chinas Cross-Border Interbank
Payment System, designed as an expressway to facilitate the yuans use
in international trade and investment,
began operations in Shanghai on October 8. The system, or the CIPS,
provides the services of cross-border
clearing and payment for domestic
and foreign financial institutions.
As an important infrastructure
construction of the countrys financial
system, the CIPS is expected to effectively increase global usage of the
currency by cutting transaction costs
and processing times, which replaced
the former system composed of numbers of agent banks.
Fan Yifei, deputy governor of the
Peoples Bank of China, or the countrys central bank, said at the systems
opening ceremony that the establishment of CIPS is a milestone as the
country is accelerating infrastructure

construction of the financial system.


It is a sign that indicates major
progress in building the modern payment system covering both domestic
and foreign markets, Fan said.
Experts also called the system one
of the biggest hurdles to the internationalization of the yuan.
The CIPS started to work after the
global transaction service provider
Swift reported that in August the yuan
surpassed the Japanese Yen to be
the worlds fourth largest payment

currency.
Yuan-denominated payment accounted for 2.79 percent of the global
market by August, expanded from 1.39
percent in January of 2014, according
to the Swift.
The CIPS opening fulfilled the
promise made by Premier Li Keqiang at the Summer Davos opening
speech last month that By the end
of the year, the CIPS will be launched
to support the further development
of the offshore yuan market and the
going global strategy of Chinese
enterprises.
For the first phase of the CIPS,
11 domestic banks and eight foreign
banks have been approved by the central bank to directly participate in the
transactions under the new system.
A limited company that is in
charge of the systems operation was
established in Shanghai on Sept 8.

Calligraphy
Calligraphy is the art of writing
Chinese characters and especially
refers to the rules of writing with a
brush. The emergence of calligraphy is closely associated with the
special style of Chinese characters.
When writing Chinese characters,
emphasis is placed on the change
in the stipples and lines as well as
spacing between the characters
and the lines. A beautiful composition and strong artistic sense is also
important.
Calligraphy has a history of
more than 3,000 years. In China calligraphy occupies a distinguished
position in the field of traditional
art. It is not only a means of communication, but also a means of
expressing a person's inner world
in an aesthetic sense.
Ancient people paid great attention to calligraphy. It was the
essential whereby a candidate could
manifest his literary talent in the
Imperial Examination, for it gave
a first impression to the examiners. Children of high officials had to
learn and try to write a good hand;
even emperors themselves were
good at calligraphy, for example, the
versatile Emperor Qianlong in the

Qing Dynasty has left us many examples of his handwriting on steles


in temples and palaces.
To practise calligraphy requires
the basic tools of 'four treasures
of study' (writing brush, ink stick,
paper, and ink slab) as well as much
concentration on guiding the soft
writing brush charged with fluid
ink, and writing on the paper where
the ink will diffuse quickly. Once
the brush movement hesitates, a
black mark is created, so speed,
strength and agility is the essence
of fine artwork. When writing, many
calligraphers will forget all worries
and even themselves, combining
all thoughts in the beauty of their
art. Thus it can be compared with
Qigong, which also can mould and
improve a person's temper and promote well being.
Today, although various modern
ways have been substituted for
the original calligraphy, especially
which created with a writing brush,
people still love the ancient form
and practise it untiringly. During
the traditional festivals, propitious
couplets are always indispensable
decorations each written in a beautiful style.

Wisdom of the Ancients for Today


If the whole world knows
the beauty as beauty, thus the
ugliness exists; if the whole
world knows the kindness
as kindness, thus the evil
exists.
By Zhuang Zi (370287B.C., a philosopher in
Warring States Period)

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Iloilo politics

Tupas patriarch hospitalized over sons political rift


By TARA YAP

LOILO Iloilo politics has taken


its toll on former Iloilo Governor
Niel Tupas Sr.,
Tupas was rushed to the hospital over the weekend after he was
unable to settle the rift between his
sons graduating Congressman Niel
Tupas Jr. and Vice Governor Raul Tupas - over who should representation

the 5th district of Iloilo.


This was confirmed by Mayor Niel
Tupas III of Barotac Viejo.
Niel and Raul have reportedly been
trading barbs for a year now.
Congressman Tupas ends his
three- year term as representative of
Iloilos 5th District and has chosen his
wife, Atty. Yvonne Angeli Lee-Tupas
to succeed him under the administrations Liberal Party (LP).

The Vice Governor, on the other


hand is challenging his sister-in-law
in the same post under banner of the
Nationalist Peoples Coalition (NPC).
Mayor Tupas said the current political tension in the family is taking its
toll on his health.
Aside from the family feud, the
83-year-old Tupas patriarch is also
greatly affected with the reported
alliance of former Iloilo 4th District

congressman Ferjenel Biron with LP,


which is chaired by Iloilo Governor
Arthur Defensor Sr.
Earlier, the former governor expressed his intention to run as congressman in Iloilos 4th District which
he lost to the Birons in 2010 and 2013
elections respectively.
LP-Iloilo is said to have agreed not
to field any candidate against Biron,
who vowed to support the presidential

campaign of Mar Roxas II despite


having his own political party Abyan
Ilonggo.
A long-time ally of Senate President
Franklin Drilon and an LP loyalist,
former governor Tupas served as
LP-Iloilo provincial chairperson until
2012. That was when the LP national
leadership anointed incumbent Governor Defensor as the new LP-Iloilo
provincial chairman.

Choose Daang Matuwid over


empty promises Aquino
By GENALYN D. KABILING

MAN OF THE HOUR Comelec


Chairman Andres Bautista launches
the PiliPinas 2016 Tamang Pagboto,
Tamang Pagbilang campaign on the
first day of the filing of the certificates
of candidacy (COC) yesterday at the
Comelec main office in Intramuros.
The responsibility of every voter is
to vote right while the responsibility
of the Comelec is to count right,
Bautista said. At right is the official
social media hashtag of the campaign.
(Federico Ruiz)

Erap wins back support of Asenso Manilenyo


By NATE C. BARRETTO

Mayor Joseph Estrada has won


back the support of local political
party, Asenso Manilenyo, with 40
candidates for councilor and six congressional seats who pledged to carry
him to a second term in Manila in next
years polls.
A reliable source from the political
party that launched Estradas 2013
run for the mayorship with Vice Mayor
Isko Moreno said Estrada called
Asenso Manilenyo to a meeting at his
house in Wack-Wack, Mandaluyong
City Saturday night to thresh out some
differences.
It will be recalled that in the morning of the same day, the entire slate of
Asenso Manilenyo met with Moreno

at the Manila Hotel to urge the vice


mayor to run for mayor.
The source said the rift between
the local party and Estrada stemmed
from the mayors alleged plan to ditch
certain candidates of Asenso Manilenyo from his ticket, many of whom are
incumbent officials.
All has been settled with the party, said an Asenso Manilenyo stalwart
who refused to be identified.
Erap came to terms with Asenso
Manilenyo and has accepted to adopt
the whole slate, the source said.
Moreno told the Manila Bulletin
yesterday afternoon that he is happy
Estrada now has the full backing of
Asenso Manilenyo. The important
thing is, there is now unity in the City
Council and the party is supporting

Mayor Erap, he said.


Moreno emphasized that there is
no bad blood between him and Estrada and that the mayor was happy
to see him at his Wack-Wack residence
Saturday night.
I am supporting him (Erap), said
Moreno. And the mayor has also been
in full support of the City Council and
its programs.
As for his political plans for 2016
after his third term as vice mayor,
Moreno said he will make an announcement on Friday morning at the
Tondo High School, his alma mater.
Asked if he was still eyeing a Senate seat, Moreno replied: Im making
consultations. Im asking the people
of Manila, because I will need their
support.

The Filipino electorate will have


a very easy choice in the 2016 elections the complete Daang Matuwid coalition against the enemies of
the straight path, President Aquino
declared on Monday.
The President said the complete
administration lineup led by standard
bearer Mar Roxas holds a true record
and platform, compared to their rivals
who offer empty promises, lie to the
public, and resort to demolition job
against others.
Aquino, chair of the ruling Liberal
Party (LP) made the campaign pitch as
he endorsed the 12-man senatorial slate
of the administration coalition during a
gathering of allies in Quezon City.
It is true: the upcoming campaign
will be noisy. But for those who keep
their eyes and ears open, it will be very
easy to choose and these choices
are standing before you today, the
President said in his remarks.
It is clear that, while the groups of
others are being pieced together, we
have a true tandem. We have a true
record and a true platform. We are on
the side of principle and reform. We are
the Straight Path, he added.
Aquino said the 12 senatorial candidates, including Senate President
Franklin Drilon, former Senator Francis Pangilinan, and Justice Secretary
Leila de Lima, embody integrity, a
willingness to sacrifice, and principle.
These candidates, alongside Roxas
and his running mate Camarines Sur
Rep. Leni Robredo, would continue to
push for even more widespread reform
in our society.
Spot the enemy
To help public recognize the true
partners of Daang Matuwid, Aquino
laid down three characteristics of the
enemies of the straight path.
First, Aquino said these candidates
offer empty promises where they say
that they will give us everything, while
always forgetting to mention how they
will fulfill these promises. In my

opinion, when the time comes that


these promises do not come to pass,
we already know why. Let me also emphasize that, back when they were still
pretending to be on our side, they had
plenty of opportunities to contribute to
the solution, he said.
Second, the President cautioned
the public about the candidates who
lie to our faces. Aquino said he just
shakes his head whenever he hears
statements as if they were not among
those who oppressed us before.
While I respect our Bosses who
entrusted us with a mandate, there
they are, hoping that the Filipino
people have become forgetful. Its
time to move on, they say, Aquino
said, apparently alluding to Senator
Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. who
recently announced plans to run for
vice president.
To that, my mother has always
said: reconciliation with justice is what
is needed. In the Church I belong to,
forgiveness is asked of God and of the
community. I have to ask: How can we
trust those who do not ask our forgiveness, and more than that, do not even
see a reason to apologize? he added.
The senator, son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, earlier claimed
that Filipinos were no longer concerned about the human rights abuses
committed during his fathers term. He
said the people are more concerned
about jobs, crime resolution, and other
daily problems. He also offered no apology to the victims of abuses during the
martial law period.
The third and last characteristic
of the enemies of the straight path,
Aquino said, is the attempt to portray
others as having as dismal or downright bad a record as they have.
They are actually following the advice of a senior politician: If you cannot
improve your image, just tarnish that
of others, he added.
The President explained that the
main criterion for the selection of the
administrations senatorial candidates
was their readiness to continue the
journey towards good governance.

Bicol political stalwarts


coalesce to field local bets
By SARAH C. IMPERIAL
and RUEL SALDICO

CamSur candidates. CamSur Gov. Miguel Villafuerte (center) is seeking a second term. His father, former CamSur Gov. LRay
Villafuerte (left) will run in the 2nd District while Vice Gov Ato Pena (right) is also seeking reelection. (Ruel Saldico)

Naga City In a show of political


force, Camarines Sur political stalwarts
belonging to different parties coalesced
and presented a full slate for the provinces 35 towns and two cities for the
coming 2016 elections.
Comebacking former congressman
and governor Luis R. Villafuerte, former Budget Secretary and 1st District
congressman Rolando "Nonoy" Andaya,
former House Speaker Arnulfo "Noli"
Fuentebella, and former 5th district
congressman Felix "Nancing" Alfelor
are now allied locally in Camarines Sur
and bared their candidates for governor, vice governor, board members,
mayors, vice mayors, and councilors
over the weekend.

The coalition's candidates for governor is incumbent Tigaon town Mayor


Arnie Fuentebella. His running-mate
is Atty Peachy Alfelor Moraleda, from
Iriga City, a turf of the Alfelors.
The duo will face incumbent Gov.
Miguel Villafuerte who is seeing reelection while his father, LRay Villafuerte
is seeking a congressional seat in the
2nd district which will be vacated by
graduating Rep. Dato Arroyo.
Luis, the 80-year-old Villafuerte patriarch who is estranged from his son,
LRay and grandson, Miguel is seeking a
congressional seat in the 3rd district previously represented by Rep. Leni Robredo.
LRay and son Migz are reportedly
supporting the GraceChiz tandem.
Andaya is likewise rooting for Poe and
Escudero. But he is fielding Arnie Fuentebella for the highest capitol seat.

Old names, sprinkle of new faces emerge in Mindanao


By ALEXANDER D. LOPEZ,
CAMCER ORDONEZ IMAM
and ANNA LIZA VILLAS-ALVAREN

DAVAO CITY Political families,


out to further ensconce themselves
in power or make stirring comebacks,
dominated yesterdays filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) in various
parts of Mindanao.
As of press time, only incumbent Rep. Karlo Nograles of the 1st
District has filed his COC with the
local Comelec office from among the

notables who are expected to run in


the May 2016 elections. These include
the re-electionist siblings Mayor
SaraDuterte-Carpio and Vice Mayor
Paolo Duterte.
While the big names in Davao politics have yet to file their COCs, new
personalities have emerged.
Jenelle Nagayo of Sasa district
is running for mayor while Christopher Balodado from Fatima district
is challenging incumbent Second
District Rep. Mylene Garcia-Albano.
Balodado wants to transform the city

into the countrys own version of Wall


Street or the New York-based financial
center of the United States.
From LP to UNA
Meanwhile, some candidates in
Lanao del Norte calling themselves
LP originals have taken their oath
before United Nationalist Alliance
(UNA) standard bearer Vice President Jejomar Binay and filed their
COCs under the opposition party
banner.
Pantao Ragat Mayor Eleanor

Dimaporo-Lantud will be running for


governor, Munai Mayor Muammar
Maquiling as representative of the
First District, Balo-i Mayor Hanifa Ali
as representative of the Second District and 24 other former LP members
who will run in 24 various positions in
the province.
We are the original members
of Liberal Party (LP) in Lanao del
Norte. We are in the party of the Vice
President because this is where we
can see the good and straight path,
said Dimaporo-Lantud.

Dimaporo-Lantud is the daughter


of the late Caromatan Mayor Sultan
Naga Dimaporo, brother of the late
congressman Mohammad Ali Dimaporo.
She told Binay that she and other
Liberal members in Lanao went to
LPs headquarters but were given the
cold shoulder.
Dimaporo-Lantud would likely
be r unning against Rep. Imelda
Dimaporo, wife of her cousin Rep.
Abdullah Dimaporo of the provinces
Second District.

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Islamic State figures killed in air strike;


Baghdadi believed not among them
Newsbits

AGHDAD (Reuters) Eight


senior figures from Islamic
State were killed in an air
strike while meeting in a town
in western Iraq, but the groups reclusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did
not appear to be among them, residents
of the town and hospital sources said.
Iraq said on Sunday its air force had
hit the meeting and had also struck a
convoy that was carrying Baghdadi to
attend it. It said Baghdadi had been
driven away from the convoy in an unknown condition. The Iraqi militarys
announcement was the latest unconfirmed report of the possible death or
injury of Baghdadi, who has survived
a year of US-led air strikes and multisided wars in two countries since proclaiming himself caliph of all Muslims
after his forces swept through most of
northern Iraq last year.
A Twitter site which publishes statements from Islamic State said rumors
that an air strike had targeted Baghdadi
were false.
A US military official in Baghdad,
speaking on condition of anonymity,
said the United States has not seen

any indications Baghdadi was killed or


injured during the operation.
Iraqi air forces have bombed the convoy of the terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
while he was heading to Karabla to attend
a meeting with Daesh commanders, the
Iraqi military said in a statement.
Daesh is the Arabic acronym for Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Karabla
is a town in Iraqs Anbar province near the
Syrian border, an Islamic State stronghold,
not to be confused with Kerbala, a Shiite
holy city in the south.
The location of the meeting was
also bombed and many of the groups
leaders were killed and wounded.
The fate of murderer al-Baghdadi is
unknown and he was carried away by
a vehicle. His health condition is still
unclear, the military said.
Hospital sources and residents said
airstrikes hit two houses and killed
eight senior local leaders of an Islamic
State police force in the town.
Islamic State supporters said on
Twitter that even if Baghdadi had been
killed, his self-proclaimed caliphate
straddling large areas of Iraq and Syria
would survive.

Do you think we would leave the


State of the caliphate and abandon it, oh
vile world?, asked one of his followers.
This is the religion of God, it rose on the
skulls of heroes and martyrs and every
time one of them is martyred we rise.
Baghdadi has galvanized militants

Bakr al-Baghdadi at a mosque in the


centre of Iraqs second city, Mosul,
according to a video recording posted
on the Internet on July 5, 2014, in this
still image taken from video. (Reuters)

Obama does not think Trump


will end up being president
WASHINGTON (Reuters) President Barack Obama said Donald Trump
was the classic reality TV character
who had tapped into something real in
the Republican Party but was unlikely
to end up as president.
He is a great publicity-seeker - and
at a time when the Republican Party
hasnt really figured out what its for as
opposed to what its against, Obama
said of Trump during an interview on
CBS 60 Minutes program airing on
Sunday night.
Opinion polls put Trump at the front
of a crowded Republican field seeking
the partys nomination for the November 2016 presidential election.
The billionaire real estate mogul
and television personality has aroused
controversy with his provocative remarks on illegal immigration. He has
promised to build a wall on the US-Mex-

ico border and to deport the estimated


11 million illegal immigrants already in
the United States.
Obama said Trump had tapped into
something that exists in the Republican
Party thats real. I think there is genuine anti-immigrant sentiment in the large portion
of at least Republican primary voters.
He is, you know, the classic reality
TV character, the Democratic president said, adding it was not surprising
Trump had received a lot of attention in
the campaigns early stages.
Asked if he thought Trump would
eventually disappear from the race,
Obama replied: Ill leave it up to the
pundits to make that determination. I
dont think hell end up being president
of the United States.
Obama also said in the interview
that he did not know about Democratic
presidential candidate Hillary Clintons

use of a private email server while she


was his secretary of state but that it did
not pose a national security problem.
She made a mistake. She has acknowledged it, he said.
I do think that the way its been
ginned up is in part because of politics.
And I think shed be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have
handled the original decision better and
the disclosures more quickly.
Discussing Joe Bidens possible
entry into the Democratic race, Obama
called him one of the finest vice presidents ever and said: If youre sitting
right next to the president in every
meeting and ... wrestling with these issues, Im sure that for him hes saying to
himself: I could do a really good job.
Asked if he thought he himself could
be re-elected if not constitutionally barred
from a third term, Obama replied: Yes.

from around the world, encouraged


by his military successes and plans to
redraw the map of the Middle East to
create a self-sustaining caliphate.
His successes prompted the United
States to re-engage in Iraq with air
strikes against his fighters three years
after pulling out following a long, costly
occupation.
Russia, which has launched a bombing campaign to aid its Syrian ally
Bashar al-Assad, says its main enemy
is Islamic State as well.
An Islamic State fighter reached by
telephone could not confirm whether
Baghdadi had been in a convoy that was
struck, but said the group would fight
on whatever his fate: Even if he was
martyred then it will not affect Islamic
State. We will lose a leader but there are
a thousand Baghdadis.

Helicopter
missing with 5
people aboard
in western
Indonesia
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) A helicopter carrying five people has gone
missing in western Indonesia, the latest
air mishap for the country.
The National Search and Rescue
Agency says the Eurocopter EC-130
was on a chartered flight from Samosir
island in Toba Lake to North Sumatras
capital, Medan, when it was reported
missing Sunday about 17 minutes after
it took off. It was carrying two crewmen
and three passengers.
A search Monday involving about 200
rescuers was centered on Toba Lake.
Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago
nation of about 250 million people, has
been plagued by transportation accidents in recent years, including plane
and train crashes and ferry sinkings.
Earlier this month, a DHC-6 Twin
Otter plane crashed in South Sulawesi province, killing all 10 people
on board.

Four arrested over


Air France violence
PARIS (AFP) Four Air France
employees were arrested Monday as
part of the investigation into the violent
scenes which saw one of the struggling
airlines executives have his shirt
ripped-off and scale a fence to escape
an angry mob, police sources said. The
four men arrested work for the Cargo
Air France division but are not elected
union officials, one of the sources said.
They were arrested without incident
early Monday at their homes outside
Paris. Several hundred employees
disrupted a meeting on October 5
at Air Frances headquarters near
Paris Charles de Gaulle airport while
executives were detailing plans to lay
off 2,900 workers as part of costcutting measures. Human resources
director Xavier Broseta had his shirt
ripped-off and was helped over a fence
by security guards, in a picture that was
splashed across front pages around
the world. An internal investigation
at the airline, which is 17.6 percentowned by the state, has also identified
around 10 employees believed to have
been involved in the violence, another
source said.

Protesters demand
govt resignation
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) Hundreds
of pro-Russian protesters blocked
the main street in the Moldovan
capital during the morning rush hour,
demanding the resignation of the
government. Some 400 protesters
led by the leader of the pro-Moscow
Our Party, Renato Usatii, parked
dozens of cars on the Stephen
the Great Boulevard before dawn
Monday, bringing traffic to a halt.
The protest ended after more than
two hours following discussions
with police and city authorities.
Protests began in Moldova on Sept.
6 when tens of thousands staged
demonstrations, demanding a probe
into up to $1.5 billion that went
missing from three Moldovan banks
before 2014 November parliamentary
elections. Since then, protesters
have erected tents in a pedestrian
square and staged weekend protests.
The government has promised to
investigate the missing money.

Coalition air strikes in Yemen, 20 dead


SANAA (PNA/Xinhua) At least 20
prisoners were killed when warplanes of the
Saudi-led coalition bombed a prison in Yemen
s southern province of al-Bayda on Sunday,
medical sources and witnesses said.
The prison which held more than 100
prisoners was controlled by the Shiite
Houthi group, the sources said, adding
that up to 30 others were wounded in the
airs raids.
Meanwhile, the coalition warplanes
targeted several military posts on Sunday
run by the Houthis and their allied forces

loyal to former President Ali Abdullah


Saleh in the capital Sanaa.
The Saudi-led coalition has carried out
military operations, including air strikes on
a daily basis, against the Houthis since late
March in Yemen in an effort to restore the
authority of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu
Mansour Hadi who fled to the Saudi capital
of Riyadh to take refuge.
Pro-government forces have retaken
several southern provinces in recent months,
however the Houthis still controls the northern part of the country, including Sanaa.

Malaysian whistle-blower,
lawyer charged with sabotage
KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) A Malaysian
whistle-blower and his lawyer detained for
their efforts to expose allegations of corruption against the prime minister were charged
Monday with attempting to sabotage the
banking sector, according to reports.
Prime Minister Najib Razak faces
mounting calls to explain massive sums
of money allegedly missing from a stateowned development company he launched,
as well as the revelation in July that nearly
$700 million in mysterious transfers had
been made to his personal bank accounts.
Khairuddin Abu Hassan, a former member of the ruling United Malays National
Organization (UMNO), was arrested in
September after launching an international
campaign to expose the allegations.
His lawyer, Matthias Chang, was arrested last week over his suspected involvement in the campaign.
They were charged with attempting to

sabotage Malaysias banking and financial


services sector, The Star and the New
Straits Times reported.
Khairuddin vowed in court Monday to
press on with his campaign.
We will fight Najib until the end. I will
make sure Najibs hands are in handcuffs,
he was quoted as saying by the Malaysiakini
news portal.
Transparency International Malaysia,
in a statement released Monday before
the charges, said it viewed the arrests with
grave concern.
Khairuddin and Chang are expected to
appear in court on October 26 and could be
jailed up to 15 years if found guilty, according to media reports.
In a rare joint statement, Malaysias
nine state sultans said last week the failure
to investigate the allegations swiftly had
created a crisis of confidence and called
for a probe to be revived.

Saudi plans tripling of umrah visas


RIYADH (AFP) Saudi Arabia is planning to triple the number of visas it issues
for umrah, the lesser pilgrimage, reports
said on Monday, less than three weeks after
a deadly hajj stampede.
The Saudi Gazette and Okaz newspapers quoted Hajj Minister Bandar al-Hajjar
as saying that as many as 1.25 million pilgrims are expected to arrive each month
starting next year.
That compares with 400,000 a month
now, the reports said.
Hajjar was quoted as saying the new

system would allow full use of massive


expansion projects at the kingdoms holy
sites.
Umrah is a lesser pilgrimage carried
out any time during the year.
The major hajj pilgrimage, which all
Muslims with the means are expected to
complete at least once, this year drew about
two million faithful.
The number had declined, particularly
because of a multi-billion-dollar expansion
which began four years ago at the Grand
Mosque in Mecca.

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CHAFF FROM THE GRAIN

Politicians are entitled


to change their minds. But when
they adjust their principles,
some explanation is necessary
Roy Hattersley

looming Rodrigo DuterteFerdinand Bongbong Marcos


partnership will be a formidable
value-added to the three frontrunning candidacies of Vice President
Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe, and Sec.
Mar Roxas.
The electorate, which will be dominated by the youth and molded by social
media and poll surveys, will have a wider
array of candidates to choose from, according to their individual preferences and
priority concerns.
Philippine politics is essentially local
and parochial.
With the alarming increase in criminality, kidnapping, political killings, and
street crimes, public sentiment is likely
to gravitate towards the Duterte-Marcos
tandem.
On the other hand, poll surveys have
indicated that unemployment, consumer

Denunciation of the Pharisees


fter Jesus had spoken, a Pharisee invited
Him to dine at his home. He entered and
reclined at table to eat. The Pharisee was
amazed to see that He did not observe the
prescribed washing before the meal. The Lord said
to him, Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the
outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled
with plunder and evil. You fools! Did not the maker
of the outside also make the inside? But as to what
is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be
clean for you.

REFLECTION
INSIDE YOU ARE FILLED WITH PLUNDER
AND EVIL. In the context of a meal, Jesus gives
instructions on cleanliness outside and inside.
The host Pharisee is surprised that Jesus does not
observe the ritual washing before the beginning of
the meal. The Pharisee is concerned about external
United States president and robust election spending in
2016, the economy is expected to rebound.
Second, despite the proliferation of candidates, the
nation is hobbled by lackluster candidates for President.
Further, each candidates is burdened with excess
luggage whether it be perception of corruption, or technicality such as citizenship, or inexperience, or fear of
dictatorship, or character weakness.
Third, to make the transition smooth, this 16th
Congress before it bows out should see to it that the
Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) or its substitute law
be postponed to the next administration for thorough
renegotiation and review.

cleanliness, but Jesus does not feel bound to follow


the Pharisaic observance of the law. We have here a
dichotomy of outside and inside: clean outside, but
full of greed and wickedness inside. This explicit
dichotomy is reflective of an implicit distinction between the dictates of a cultural system of purity and
the moral status of virtues. The real and grave impurity consists in plunder and greed. Jesus teaches
the Pharisee that external cleanliness without a
corresponding virtue is empty of value. Almsgiving
is an effective antithesis to greed. Giving to the poor
cleanses everything.
Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the
cup, so that the outside also may be clean. Mt
23:26

SOURCE: 365 Days with the Lord 2015,


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.
Moreover, Philippine-American foreign policy relations vis--vis a surging China should be reviewed
and restructured in the light of new geopolitical and
security developments.
When all is said and done, with the imminent
retirement of Pres. Benigno Noynoy Aquino, 2016
will hopefully usher in a novel and different brand of
governance that will be unifying, visionary, reconciling, honest, and progressive.
You be the judge.
***
(For comments and views please email chaff_
fromthegrain@yahoo.com.ph)

Black

reflections today

A
prices, and higher wages are the main
concerns.
Nonetheless, the phenomenal popularity of Sen. Grace Poe will be difficult to
undermine, and ignore.
In a manner of speaking, a possible
four-corner race with six vice-presidential
candidates has made the 2016 election a
watershed that can only enhance democracy.
The fact that there is a proliferation of
candidates for higher office, and peoples
concerns are back to the basics of jobs,
prices, and high wages, only means that
the promised reforms have not materialized.
The so-called reforms of Pres. Noynoy
Aquino have remained embedded in his
speeches. Hence, the main challenge of
the next president is how to straighten and
correct the badly warped daang matuwid
policy of Pres. Aquino.
First, multilateral financial organizations such as the World Bank and the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) have
adjusted downward the growth forecasts
of the economic managers despite cheaper
crude oil and fuel prices and low inflation
rate.
Nevertheless, with the election of a new

(COC) for governor. Mamasapano was not a crime


which could be resolved through the usual civilian
processes of justice.
Shortly after he returned to the Senate after
being granted bail by a decision of the Supreme
Court (SC), Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile called in a
privileged speech for a plenary debate on the
Grace Poe committee report on the Mamasapano
incident. The Senate must take up this issue,
Enrile said, not only for the courage, valor, and
sacrifice of the SAF men but also to let the people
know how the Senate acted on the issue.
A plenary debate, as proposed by Senator Enrile, might put a fitting end to the Mamasapano
issue. But it is not expected to shed any new light
on the incident. The election season has already
begun, the politicians in Congress are looking
forward to the campaign, and the electorates
interests have moved on to other concerns.
It has been nine months since the Mamasapano happened on January 25. Any meaningful
development on the case can no longer be expected at this time. Perhaps after the end of the
current administration.

RR

Yellow Magenta Cyan

he Department of Justice (DOJ) released last Thursday the second and final part of its report on the Mamasapano
incident in which 44 Special Action Force
(SAF) commandos of the Philippine National
Police (PNP) died, along with 17 Moro guerrillas
and three civilians.
While most of the 44 police commandos appeared to have been killed in gunbattle in the
SAF operation to get Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli
li bin Hir alias Marwan, it was established by the
Department of Justice (DOJ) investigators that
nine of the commandos were deliberately killed
murdered by armed men while they lay wounded
and helpless after the clash. But, the report said,
there were no witnesses who could identify the
killers. Hence, no charges could be recommended
for filing by the DOJ.
This report should put an end to any hopes
that the Mamasapano killings could be resolved
like the usual crime, such as the Maguindanao
massacre many years earlier, in which 34 media
men were killed along with relatives of a political
leader who was to file his certificate of candidacy

Luke 11:37-41

Four-way race
By HECTOR R. R. VILLANUEVA

With DOJ report,


expect no further
action on Mamasapano

ymv

ymv

Views Features
Finding Answers

ince yesterday, candidates


vying for national and local
posts in the 2016 election
began to officially offer themselves to the electorate as they filed
their certificates of candidacy at the offices of the Commission on Elections.
By next week, the new political
landscape would have been shaped
and voters will get to know, more or
less, who the candidates are and what
positions they are running for. After
weeding out those who are not qualified or who are declared as nuisance
candidates, the Comelec will then
present a final list of candidates from
which voters will make their choice.
But what if voters are finding their
choice to be none of the above or they
are having extreme difficulty in selecting the lesser evil who can best serve
the countrys interests?
It is no secret that Philippine
politics continues to be dominated by
personalities, some of whom are motivated purely by selfish interests and
not by love of country. There is a lack of
a real honest-to-goodness multi-party
system where political groups present
the electorate with clearlydifferentiated platforms, policies, and points of
view on vital issues, allowing voters
to sufficiently scrutinize their offer
before making an informed choice and
voting wisely.
The process of choosing candidates here is based mainly on survey
ratings and public perception that
many believe can be manipulated.
Ours is vastly different from other
democracies, particularly the US
where potential aspirants undergo
rigid public scrutiny through town hall
meetings, primaries, and media- sponsored public debates where issues are
effectively threshed out and discussed
thoroughly and the character of the
candidates can be more deeply ob-

served and assessed.


Indeed the most glaring manifestation of our political dysfunction lies
in the fact that our brand of politics
remains personality-driven without a
clear and coherent party platform of
governance.
That many unsavory characters
and undeserving candidates easily
get elected is a testament to the sad
state of such dysfunction. Even more
glaring are the ills nurtured: patronage
politics, vote-buying, fraud, electionrelated violence, overspending, misuse
of power, wastage of public resources,
and many more.
If we had a truly functioning party
system in the Philippines, citizens
would be involved politically as cardcarrying members of political parties
or political movements which analyze
and propose solutions to national
and local problems. Voters would be
presented with an array of programs
and platforms of governance, as well
as highly qualified and principled
candidates who embody the partys
principles and have gone through the
partys selection process to identify
competent, compassionate and Godfearing leaders for the nation.
Unfortunately, having a true party
system in the country is still a dream
long in coming. For a long, long time,
local and national candidates are
either self-proclaimed, anointed or
crowned by power blocks or vested
interest groups. The candidates are
winnable because surveys say so,
and because they have resources to
mount a well-financed and organized
campaign. Programs of government
presented are often good only on paper
but are hardly mentioned as a basis for
choosing candidates.
Despite the lack of a genuine political party system, something can still
be done to salvage the situation and
achieve even a not so ideal result in
the 2016 elections. Those of us who
aspire for a better Philippines must-

Science not sexy?


take concrete steps to scrutinize the
candidates. Are they suited for public
office? Do they have a clear grasp
of the workings of government, and
arethey fully prepared to run the bureaucracy? Will they use public funds
with utmost integrity and efficiency,
and will they get things done to achieve
what matters most to the poor: inclusive growth, more jobs and livelihood
opportunities, housing for the homeless, access to quality education and
healthcare, among others?
People who still hope for change
and reforms must not distance themselves from the elections nor adopt
a holier than thou attitude about
politics. In the next six months before
the elections, concerned citizensmust form themselves into organized
groups, from the barangay up to the
national level, and invite candidates
to speak before them and present their
governance platforms for national or
local positions. In this way, voters will
have the opportunity to discern which
candidates have sterling character,
competence, and integrity to lead.
Those who are not satisfied with
the reform agenda and plans of action
presented by candidates can formulate their own programs to improve
the lives of Filipinos, and then seek
out candidates who will support such
plan.
Filipinos driven by a deep sense of
patriotism can also help make things
happen by using their own resources
to support highly qualified candidates
with little money to mount a local or
national campaign so they can possibly
emerge successful at the polls.
Participating and helping to successfully elect a set of truly deserving leaders in next years polls will
hopefully ignite a renewed sense of
optimism and hope of a better future
for our beleaguered nation. Indeed,
tuloy pa rin ang laban.
E-mail: finding.lina@yahoo.
com

plain view

Neglecting clear
solutions to corruption
By ATTY. Romeo V. Pefianco

f followed by adopting appropriate measures in Congress, there


are two provisions under the
State Policies of the Constitution that can lessen, minimize, and
control corruption in all government
agencies. We are referring to the prohibition of political dynasties and the
emphatic statement that the State
shall maintain honesty and integrity
in the public service and take positive
and effective measures against graft
and corruption. (Sections 27 and 28,
State Policies)
Clean politics
Our Con-Com of 1986 left to Congress the full discretion of how to
define and prohibit political dynasties. This refers to a political family
parents, grandparents, children,
and their nearest kin to limit the
number of family members who can
run for elective positions to control
political power and deny equal access
to opportunities for public service. A
family or clan once in office acquires
the tendency to remain in power
indefinitely, to the exclusion of other
families.
Like play money
Family members who cannot
pass a civil service eligibility test are
elected mayor, councilor, representative, governor, or senator. If one family
has full political control of a town, city,
or province we can foresee a problem.

For lack of other means of livelihood


a legitimate family business the
family members are tempted to treat
public funds like play money and use
tax money to prolong their stint in public offices for 15, 20, 30, or 50 years.
Fast implementors needed
And there are many ways of misusing or diverting tax money for purposes other than public. We have the
Constitution and scores of laws and
rules that govern the conduct of public
officials high and low. But good laws
badly need fast implementors like the
Ombudsman, auditors, judges, prosecutors, and other law enforcers.
Fearsome tentacles
A political dynasty has fearsome
tentacles to help other powerful
friends or to defeat competitors. If the
dynasty thinks that its power over a
town, city, or province verges on the
absolute, its opponents have scores
of weapons to defend themselves.
These legal weapons can bring down
the clans powerful patrons if they
face charges of: plunder, violation of
the anti-graft and corrupt practices
act, malversation, grave misconduct,
serious dishonesty, and other penal
laws.
A feared agency
As of today the most feared agency
in the government is the Office of the
Ombudsman whose power to prosecute any high official is stated in the
Constitution. She is granted the immunity of a President and Members

of the Supreme Court.


The Ombudsman has caused the
detention without bail of a former
president, two senators, one governor, and many others facing charges
of plunder, corruption, malversation,
etc. Last week, the suspended mayor
of Makati and 19 other public officers
were dismissed by the Ombudsman
for alleged misconduct and serious
dishonesty.
Anti-dynasty frozen
If Congress had acted favorably on
the anti-political dynasty prohibition
within two years from the ratification
of the Constitution on Feb. 2, 1987,
the loss of public funds by the billions could have been prevented. The
Filipino voters themselves would have
learned how to choose candidates
with some impressive credentials.
The politicians close kin would have
chosen careers other than collecting
their salary twice a month under Rep.
Act 1530 without reporting to work.
Why politicians prosper
Political families without old and
big business to show now build mansions with elevators, buy expensive
homelots for their children, and buy
cars made in Europe. Its easy money
in politics. What big money businessmen can earn in 50 years crooked
politicians can make it in 10 or 15 years
and tell our people they still remain
loyal to their oath of honesty and
service. (Comments are welcome at
roming@pefianco.com).

for malaria

Gifts from Chinese


herbal medicine

ARIS, France (AFP)


Derived from a herb used
to treat fevers some 1,700
years ago, the anti-malaria
drug artemisinin is one of many
treatments plucked from the treasure
chest of ancient Chinese medicine
and repackaged for a modern age.
The compound revolutionized
cures for a killer disease for which
drug resistance is a major problem,
and is credited with saving millions
of lives.

On Monday, it also earned its Chinese developer, Tu Youyou, a Nobel


Medicine Prize.
It is my dream that Chinese
medicine will help us conquer lifethreatening diseases worldwide, and
that people around the globe will enjoy its benefits for health promotion,
Tu wrote in a 2011 commentary in the
science journal Nature Medicine.
Her own work was a step in this
direction Tus research gave millions access to the anti-malarial ac-

11

Medium Rare

Coping with our


political dysfunction
By ATTY. JOEY D. LINA
Former Senator

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

tion of a herb known by its scientific


name Artemisia annua, or commonly
as qinghao, wormwood, or sweet
Annie.
Artemisinin replaced chloroquine
and sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine
after the Plasmodium parasite, which
causes malaria, developed resistance
to both.
Today, it is the main drug in the
arsenal against the disease with
an estimated 200 million cases and
nearly 600,000 deaths per year.

By Jullie Y. Daza

ust about the most underrated entity in the Aquino II


cabinet or any cabinet, for
that matter is the Department of Science and Technology,
and for obvious reasons. Science is
not sexy. Not when the department
is staffed by nerds and scholars who
hold doctorates and would rather stay
in their lab than go out, meet people,
and rave about their accomplishments.
Unlike some departments that
do little more than to attract flak or
plod along hoping not to be noticed,
Secretary Mario Montejos DOST
has upgraded its image, such as making weather forecasting a lifesaving
communicator minus the jokes about
PAGASAs hopeless unreliability, and
turned the power of science, technology, innovation from inside the lab
outward to reach farmers, inventors,
entrepreneurs, consumers, and young
people with dreams other than showbiz and politics.
When PAGASA lost three meteorologists, there was handwringing and
headshaking aplenty. Outside DOST,
few knew that 30 applicants would

come in to take their places! And after


Dr. Rey Punongbayan popularized the
study of earthquakes a few decades
ago, Mr. Montejo now proudly reports
that the entire Phivolcs is intact
under the leadership of Dr. Renato
Solidum, another articulate scientist
who is not afraid to face microphones
and cameras.
Engineer Montejo is himself a
leader who knows when to be led by
his subordinates, according to his
Usecs and Asecs. He is not afraid to
ask questions and he works hard with
his team to seek practical solutions
to everyday problems of climate,
agriculture, product competitiveness,
disaster risk reduction. Some of that
hard work paid off when DOSTs budget was increased 400 percent.
DOST press releases are a bit
hard to read, more so when theyre
in the national language! How does a
scientist talk about coconut embryogenics to nonscientists when hes
explaining how from one embryo the
coconut plant material or plantlet can
be cultured to produce 50, or 100, or
2,000 plants? Like the embryo of one
duck (balut) being invested with the
power to produce 1,000 balut? Science
not sexy? Hmm. . .

GLOBAL VIEW

Why are Americans


so pessimistic?
By BETH DAY ROMULO

wo-thirds of Americans
today, according to recent
polls, believe that the country is on the wrong track
and they are considering electing
an outsider for president. Jeb Bush,
whose father and brother were presidents, on the contrary, said recently:
I believe we are on the verge of the
greatest time to be alive. As a former
governor of Florida, his slogan has
been Right to Rise which typifies
his optimistic spirit.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida
also endorses this sort of optimism.
He likes to ask people, What nation on earth would you trade places
with? and answer, he said, is always,
None. He offers his own cheerful
explanation for this attitude. Ours is
the story of 230-odd years of perpetual
improvement, of a nation where each
generation did what they needed to do
to leave the next better off.
Despite the countrys many challenges today, there are recent signs

of improvement. Job growth is up.


Unemployment is down. And the
economy is in better shape than it was
eight years ago.
Americans like optimistic brands,
obser ved a political analyst who
advises presidential candidates. As
George W. Bush said, Nobody ever
bought a product that made them feel
worse. In 2000, he ran for president
as a compassionate conservative
whose message was always upbeat.
In a survey of the 2014 midterm elections, a study was made of three states
where Republicans took Senate seats
away from Democrats and one state
where they lost. In the three winning
states Colorado, Iowa, and North
Carolina voters said they thought
the Republican candidate was the
more optimistic candidate. Only in the
state where the Republican lost, New
Hampshire, did voters say they felt the
Republican candidate, Scott brown, was
the most pessimistic candidate.
So for anyone who wants a successful political career, its helpful to
be an optimist.

Landscape

Aguinaldo
did it (1)
By Gemma Cruz Araneta

lt h o u g h Gen. Emilio
Aguinaldo appears like the
villain of the century, specially in the movie Heneral
Luna, I believe he should still be
credited for the establishment of the
First Philippine Republic, Against all
odds, he forced the issue.
After he somewhat hastily declared Independence on 12 June
1898, from the balcony of his house
instead of at the municipio or a place
of public domain like the town plaza,
a revolutionary government was
formed. On the 18th and 19th of the
same month, Aguinaldo signed two
decrees drafted by Apolinario Mabini
(who had already been summoned)
which ordered that representative
forms of local government be established throughout the archipelago.
With a strategists eye, Aguinaldo saw
that Spains defeat was irreversible
so Filipinos had to be ready to govern themselves and what better way
than to prepare at the local level. The
Revolution spread like prairie fire to
Northern Luzon, the Bicol Peninsula,
Iloilo and Panay, Samar and Leyte.
However, on 13 August in Intramuros, a Battle of Manila was
cleverly choreographed by erstwhile
enemies, the Americans and Spaniards: The Filipino Revolutionary
Ar med Forces were not allowed
to enter the walled city, ostensibly
to prevent them from committing
atrocities against Spanish nationals,
but the truth was, the latter did not
relish the humiliation of surrender-

ing to an army of despicable Indios.


That suited the Americans who were
careful not to recognize any independent form of government by the
Filipinos.
Robbed of a decisive victory, Emilio Aguinaldo took the Revolutionary
Government to Malolos, Bulacan, beyond the range of American gunboats
anchored in Manila Bay. The Malolos
Congress was formed, a Constitution
was written and the First Republic of
the Philippines was established with
Emilio Aguinaldo as president. That
republic was, proudly so, the first of
its kind in Asia.
The local political entities instituted by the Spanish colonial administration had suddenly become
archaic, so the revolutionary dispensation reorganized municipalities
and provinces as fast as these were
taken over.
Cavite took the lead followed by
towns in Batangas and Pangasinan
which had elected local officials,
civil governors, and delegates to
the Malolos Congress. According
to renowned historian, Dr. Teodoro
Agoncillo, it was doubtful whether all
liberated areas were ruled in strict
compliance with the decrees issued
by President Aguinaldo; conditions
were volatile due to the imminence
of the Philippine-American War. But,
Agoncillo emphasized that, most
Filipino officials were imbued with
genuine idealism and comported
themselves in such a manner as to
make the business of government
a study in public morality.(More)
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our Daily journey

Swimming against the Current

The rock

Thank

Read: Psalm 31:1-5


Trust in the Lord always, for the
Lord God is the eternal Rock (Isaiah 26:4).

n 2003 the 635 tonne Old Man


of the Mountain a 40 foot tall
natural outcropping of granite
ledges in New Hampshires White
Mountains in the US crumbled and
slid down to the base below. Some of
the residents responded to the incident with deep emotional sadness and
devastation. One man said that he had
lost the oldest member of his family.
Since the rocks rolled, local businesses
have also seen tourist revenue take a
tumble.
David used the metaphor of a rock
to describe God: Be my rock of protection, a fortress where I will be safe. You
are my rock and my fortress (Psalm
31:2-3). David described God in this
way because He provided stability and
security for him and his people (v.4). To
take refuge in God is better than hiding in a man-made fortress or behind
huge rocks.
When the Bible spoke of the Lord as
the Rock, it was a symbol of strength
and faithful permanence and a place

where people in danger often took


refuge (v.5). Yet, Israel went looking for
other rocks gods or sources of stability, strength and refuge and experienced extreme disappointment. These
other rocks ultimately crumbled under
the weight of life because they werent
the same as Israels eternal Rock
(Isaiah 26:4). God had to remind His
people that He alone was the only true
Rock the source of stability, strength,
permanence and faithfulness.
There are times when the mountains or rocks we depend on family,
money, relationships, networks and
careerssuddenly crumble in the
middle of the night. May these times
remind us to reject all other false rocks,
to call on the Rock that is powerful
and faithful, and to depend on the one
eternal Rock who will never crumble!
Marvin Williams

2015 ODB Ministries, 3000,


Kraft Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49555-0001, USA. Used by permission. For this and other materials
contact ODB Ministries at 322 P.
Guevarra, San Juan City (Phils.);
Tel.: 722-2010.

By Jesus P. Estanislao

e cannot remain at the


level of asking and asking. We also have to go
to the flip side of asking:
that of thanking and of remaining
deeply and forever thankful to God
our Father.
The fact is that most of the things
we ask for are given to us; and even
those where God at first appears to
be playing deaf eventually turn out
to our great advantage. For them we
have to be thankful as well.
Experience has shown that for
those who love God everything turns
out to be good and advantageous.
The pinpricks of each day.
These hurt. But since they are small,
they are easily tolerable. With only
a bit of patience and endurance, we
may even disregard them. But with
a positive attitude, we take them
as reminders of our need to make
amends and help our dearest friend
carry his cross so that its weight may
not be as heavy as when he carried it
on the road to Calvary.
The ordinary events and cir-

cumstances of each day. These are


mostly forgettable. They involve
mainly picayune matters, perhaps
not well worth paying any attention
to. The fact, however, is that by our
attending to them with due care and
love, they soon add up and enable us
to accomplish big things. The ordinary prose of each day becomes poetic and heroic verse over time.
The daily routine we live and
work through with others. The fact
is that we had committed to give
our all to them. Thus, even if they
sometimes come up short with their
commitment, we remain true and
faithful to ours. This attitude can
save us plenty of grief in our relationship with others: we no longer
depend on how good they are to us.
Rather, we count on whether we
remain good and true to them. With
this attitude, we can break the ice.
We can tear down walls. We can move
mountains even. In the process, we
get to enjoy many blessings arising
out of our more harmonious, pleasant, and productive relationships
with others.
As Blessed Alvaro often said,

not the worst

Hotspot

How big is Europes


migrant crisis?

System failure:
Marcos pa rin in 2016

By Ben SIMON

ENEVA, Switzerland (AFP)


Media and politicians alike
have said Europe is facing its
worst migrant crisis since
World War II, but some historians challenge that notion.
Quantifying the current crisis is
complicated because it is ongoing.
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR)
has said it expects no let-up in the waves
of people crossing the Mediterranean to
seek safety in Europe as Syrias civil
war, the main factor driving refugees
towards Europe, rages on with little
hope for peace in the short-term.
Here are some questions that aim
to put Europes current crisis into
context.
Is this European Unions worst
migrant crisis?
Historians have challenged the
worst crisis label specifically when
dated back to WWII because academics typically draw a line between the
war itself and the huge displacement
on the continent through the latter half
of the 1940s.
Debate on statistics persists, but
there is research indicating that more
than 11 million Germans were expelled from other European countries
after the war, said Pamela Ballinger,
a refugee expert at the University of
Michigan.
Separately, about two million Russian nationals living elsewhere were
ordered to return to the Soviet Union.
Hundreds of thousands of Jews,
many of whom stayed in the Soviet
Union through the war, were also forced
to move.
These figures dwarf those related
to the current crisis: the number of
migrants, mainly from the Middle East
and Africa, who have landed on Europes shores over the last three years
is still estimated at below one million.
When talking European history
since 1991 when the treaty forming the
European Union was signed at Maastricht the worst crisis label seems
to apply, with one possible exception:
the war in Bosnia.
How is the current crisis different from that caused by the Bosnian

war?
UNHCR previously said that the
1992-1995 war in Bosnia sparked the
greatest refugee crisis in Europe since
the World War II.
At least 2.5 million people were
forced from their homes in Bosnia,
including 1.3 million who were internally displaced, 500,000 refugees in
neighbouring countries and another
700,000 refugees who moved to Western
Europe, according to UNHCR.
Key differences between the Bosnian crisis and the current one include
the fact that in Bosnia, most people
were displaced relatively near their
home and had not come from other
continents.
Also, the UN and other humanitarian groups caring for Bosnias displaced
were operating in a conflict zone, unlike
today, where getting aid to migrant
arrivals in Greece, for example, does
not require negotiation with armed
combatants.
Despite initial inaction, Western
European powers and the US were
able to forge a political solution to the
Bosnian war, which ultimately helped
contain the refugee crisis.
Prospects for such a political solution in Syria remain uncertain.
Isnt the current crisis small
compared to other mass movements
since WWII?
The creation of an independent
Pakistan in 1947 led an estimated 14
million people to move, including Muslims in India who fled to Pakistan and
Hindus in Pakistan who went to India,
according to UNHCR.
Later, the civil war in Pakistan
sparked the flight of some 10 million
people in 1971, although most ended up
returning to what became an independent Bangladesh.
The conflict in the former British
Palestine, which continued after the
creation of Israel in 1948, displaced
more than 720,000 Palestinians, according to the UN.
This year, the UN agency responsible for those displaced from Palestinian lands had registered more than
five million refugees, including the descendants of those who lived in British
Palestine between 1946 and 1948.

landmark agreement

IMF says Iran nuclear


deal to boost
Mideast economy

UBAI, United Arab Emirates


(AFP) Irans landmark
nuclear deal will lift economic growth in the war-plagued
Middle East next year as the rolling
back of sanctions brings a rebound in
oil exports, the IMF said Tuesday.
But the outlook for this year has
worsened over the past six months,
partly because of the conflicts raging
in Yemen and Libya, the International
Monetary Fund said in its semi-annual
World Economic Outlook.

But growth in the Middle East and


North Africa will pick up substantially
in 2016, supported by accelerated activity in the Islamic Republic of Iran, it
said.
The lifting of sanctions... should allow for a recovery in oil production and
exports, it added, while predicting a
gradual improvement in the outlook for
countries severely affected by conflicts,
such as Iraq, Libya, and Yemen.
Regional growth is seen slowing to
2.3 percent this year from 2.6 percent

thank you; pardon me; help me more.


In this rendering, the thank you
comes up first. It springs up spontaneously from our acknowledgment
that God is good and that he showers
many blessings on us all the time.
The only thing we need to do is to
open our eyes and look humbly at
everything around us: the world, the
people; the events; the circumstances. With an objective, supernatural
outlook, we can immediately see so
much to be thankful for.
But let us not forget that with
gratitude, two other acts: follow: we
also have to ask for pardon, and ask
for graces and blessings for our many
other needs. In this light, thanksgiving is a form of prayer; it is part of
prayer; it is prayer.
As we look back at more than 50
years of experience, through many
different vision periods, we can
repeat with Bl. Alvaro: thank you,
forgive me, help me more.
We also thank our Father God for
the opportunity to ask him for many
more graces as we keep moving forward and fighting up to the very end
of the road.

0 years have passed since


the People Power uprising,
but the post-Marcos regimes
from Corazon Aquino up to
BS Aquino III have all failed to prosecute and punish the Marcoses and
their cabal.
Although the first P resident
Aquino actually led a revolutionary
government and ruled by decree
until the ratification of the 1987 Constitution, no serious steps were taken
to charge the Marcoses, not even to
find out the truth of the assassination
of former Senator Benigno Aquino
Jr. and other opponents of the dictatorship. The focus was on money:
the sequestration and seizure of the
Marcoses ill-gotten wealth, which
the system wanted to be given to big
landlords under the sham Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law.
Undeterred by the first President Aquinos disinterest in justice,
the Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees
Laban sa Detensyon at para sa Amnestiya decided to file a class-action
suit against the Marcoses in the US
courts. For SELDA and over 9,539
Filipinos involved and represented in
the class action suit, it was important
to put on record that the Marcos dictatorship was behind assassinations,
abductions, rape, acts of torture, and
other forms of terrorism against
citizens.
After years of painstaking litigation, of testimonies retelling the
barbaric terror they suffered, and
of the abject lack of support from
the Philippine government, SELDA
and the class-action plaintiffs won a
history-making and landmark victory. The Marcoses were convicted of
human rights violations and atrocities against the Filipino people.
The Hilao vs. Marcos class-action
suit and the US court decisions are
immutable documents of the barbarity unleashed so that they could
commit untold plunder, thievery,
nepotism, and corruption. We owe
thanks to SELDA and the victims of
Marcosian terror for making sure
that it would be established both in
fact and in law that the Marcoses
were thugs and terrorists under
martial law and until the dictators
downfall.
Sadly, it would later take the
Philippine governments more than
double the time SELDA spent in the
US courts to even consider enforcing
the US court decision on the indem-

nification and compensation of the


victims of Marcosian terror. For the
traditional politicians that dominate
the Philippine government, these
victims-turned-victors are nothing
more than competitors over the sequestered Marcos assets.
Just imagine if the first President
Aquino used her revolutionary powers to round up all the Marcoses
cronies, brought them to court and
prosecuted them until they are convicted, punished, and perpetually
disqualified from office. We could
only imagine that now because all the
post-Marcos regimes did not do so.
When a second People Power
uprising toppled a corrupt president, the new president wasted time
before causing the filing of plunder
charges and the arrest of the former
president. It would take ordinary
citizens and private prosecutors to
make sure the charges stick and
that all attempts to give the former
president special treatment.
The people won a historic plunder conviction against the former
president. Unfortunately, the former
president-turned-convict was soon
pardoned by an embattled president
who thought such political accommodation would buy her both space
and time amid widespread protests
over her own corruption.
It is no different under the second
President Aquino. The Yellow Army
claimed the former Chief Justice
was out to protect former President
Arroyo from prosecution and so they
impeached, convicted, and removed
him from office. But up to now,
there is no meaningful result from
the prosecution of Arroyo, and the
weakness of the prosecution against
Arroyo has been laid bare before the
United Nations.
Corruption cases are filed with
obvious political motivation. It is both
sad and shocking that the Aquino administration celebrated the Makati
mayors dismissal and perpetual
disqualification from public service
on the same week the son of the former dictator launched his vice presidential candidacy. Sad and shocking
because the contrasts only highlights
the Aquino administrations kind of
depraved justice: Never mind the
big fish, never mind the dictators
son, never mind everything else. The
most important thing is the victory of
President Aquinos chosen successor. How depraved.
The problem with Philippine politics is not the citizens and the voters.

The problem with Philippine politics


is impunity the failure or refusal to
hold accountable those who commit
crimes and offenses against the people. Name it: Plunder and corruption;
disaster mismanagement; Lumad
killings and massacres; extrajudicial
killings of journalists, activists and
lawyers; seizure of ancestral domain;
even petty crimes; and others. It is
extremely rare that the system would
take on the perpetrators, and make
sure that they are found, prosecuted,
and convicted. If it does happen,
narrow political motivations are too
obvious and thus become more of
a disservice to or a miscarriage of
justice. This culture of impunity is a
hallmark of traditional politicians and
the system that they maintain.
The elites culture of impunity
allowed the slow but sure political
rehabilitation of the Marcoses: They
were able to come back, get elected
as representatives, governors, and
senator because the system not only
allowed them to. The system failed
to punish them. Other parts of the
system did their part: They were
glamorized in the media, and their
crimes glossed over in schools. Foreign powers too didnt care, as long
as their own business and diplomatic
interests are protected.
The coming elections are an
opportunity for Filipinos to take a
stand against impunity and against
the system. Lets not allow Never
Again to be hijacked by traditional
policians, including the Liberal Party,
who helped enable the Marcoses
to mount a comeback. Lets guard
against further political accommodation among them and their common
acts of treachery against citizens.
Marcos pa rin 30 years after
EDSA 1986 is perhaps the strongest
reminder of the anti-Marcos slogan
that all post-Marcos regimes wanted
us to forget: Labanan ang bulok na
sistemang umiiral!
The system allowed a Marcos to
be a dictator and to get away with it.
It is now enabling another Marcos to
rise up the political ladder. It is up to
the people who ousted Marcos to stop
this madness, and to seek a system
change for justice, broadly-shared
prosperity, genuine democracy and
national freedom.
Anything less may not just restore the Marcoses, but also bring
further ruin to our people.
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blog tonyocruz.com

in 2014, before rebounding to 3.8 percent


in 2016.
Oil exporters, which include the Gulf
states, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Algeria, account for most of the weakness in
growth this year.
Spillovers from regional conflicts and
intensified security and social tensions
are weighing on confidence and holding
back higher growth, the IMF said.
Low oil prices are taking a toll on
the outlook for oil exporters, it added,
projecting oil prices will average $52 a
barrel this year.
Irans economy is set to grow a mea-

gre 0.8 percent this year but expand a


healthy 4.4 percent in 2016 following
the agreement reached between Tehran and major powers in July.
The deal seeks to curb Tehrans
nuclear programme in exchange for
the lifting of crippling international
sanctions.
Without sanctions, the Islamic
Republic of Iran is expected to increase its capacity to 500,000 to 800,000
barrels a day within two years, IMF
said.
Another bright spot for next year
is Iraq, OPECs second largest crude

exporter, which is expected to see a


7.1 percent expansion, following zero
growth this year.
OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia, the
largest economy in the region, is
forecast to grow by 3.4 percent this
year followed by 2.2 percent next year,
the IMF said.
The economy of impoverished Yemen, where pro-government troops
backed by an Arab coalition are battling rebels who control large parts
of the country, is expected to expand
11.6 percent in 2016 after a 28.1 percent
crash this year.

By Tonyo Cruz

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Antipolo City Council aspirant shot


By MADELYNNE DOMINGUEZ

Newsbits
Baguios 10 crime
hot spots identified
BAGUIO CITY The Baguio City
Police Office has identified 10
barangays as crime hot spots,
during the City Justice, Peace
and Order Committee meeting
here. Senior Superintendent
Rolando Miranda, city director,
said barangays Legarda-BurnhamKisad, AZCKO, Session/Gov.
Pack Road, Irisan, Kayang-Hilltop,
Upper Magsaysay, Kabayanihan,
Kagitingan, Loakan Proper and
Bakakeng Central were the
barangays with high crime rate. He
said according to data, the crime
volume in the city has slightly
increased from 7,556 on January
to September last year to 7,574 in
the same period this year. (Zaldy C.
Comanda)

NTIPOLO CITY, Rizal A 44year-old member of the Liberal


Party (LP) who is gunning for
a seat in the City Council, here,
was shot and wounded in an ambush

while on his way to an LP meeting last


Sunday night.
The Rizal Police Provincial Offices
(PPOs) Tactical Operations Command
(TOC) identified the victim as Mac Semilla, who was set to file his certificate
of candidacy for councilor of this city

yesterday.
Semilla told investigators he was on
board a tricycle around 7 p.m. on his way
to a meeting of the local LP when he was
fired upon by riding-in-tandem gunmen.
Semilla was hit in the ear and body,
while the assailants quickly fled the

Early birds
stir up
excitement
for 2016 polls
1

Tet vows homes


for the homeless
BALANGA CITY, Bataan Meaning
business on their programs to give
decent home to homeless, second
district Representative Enrique
Tet Garcia Jr. is eyeing three
feasible locations for the housing
projects here. Rep. Garcia said
the proposed housing projects in
Bagong Silang in Balanga, Duale
in Limay and Alas-Asin in Mariveles
would solve the lack of suitable
facilities for about 5,000 informal
settlers and the influx of migrant
workers in the six ecozones in
the province. He added that the
implementation of the housing
program is a top priority in the
government Public and Private
Partnership investment scheme.
(Mar T. Supnad)

DOT frontline
workshops on
The Department of Tourism
(DOT) is holding on Oct. 2022 a multi-skills workshop for
frontline personnel of tourism
establishments in the region in
anticipation of influx of tourists
in 2016 with an aggressive
campaign. The workshop will be
held at L Square Hotel in Tarlac.
DOT-3 Director Ronaldo Tuituico
said the discussions will focus
on front office operations, food
and beverage, coffee making,
housekeeping and sales and
marketing. A fee of P2,000 per
participant will be charged. But if
there are two per establishment,
the rate will be P1,500 per
participant. (Franco G. Regala)

Wanted persons
nabbed in CAR
CAMP BADO DANGWA, Benguet
Police Regional Office-Cordillera
nabbed 17 wanted persons of
which seven were listed as Top
Most Wanted Persons in the
Provincial, Municipal, City, and
Station level in just a span of three
days through the implementation
of Philippine National Polices
Oplan Lambat-Sibat. Meanwhile,
Chief Superintendent Ulysses
J. Abellera, regional director, on
Friday led the implementation of six
search warrant operations against
people who kept unlicensed
firearms where three homemade
12-gauge shotguns and hundreds
of ammunitions were confiscated.
(Zaldy C. Comanda)

2 suspects die in
Bulacan buy-bust
CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga Two
suspected drug pushers, one of
them a cop, were killed while a
lady pusher was arrested in a
shootout with authorities during
a buy-bust operation in San
Rafael, Bulacan Friday afternoon.
Chief Supt. Rudy G. Lacadin, CL
acting police director, identified
the slain suspects as PO1 Edison
Odulio Liwanag, former member
of Angat Municipal Police Station
but on AWOL, 38, married of Brgy
Mangat, San Antonio, Nueva Ecija
and Reagan Salazar de Leon, 33,
single, jobless of Brgy. Tukod, San
Rafael, Bulacan. The San Rafael
police arrested Lessie De Leon
Santos, 40, widow, of Brgy Tukod,
San Rafael, during the operation.
Police said that De Leon , after
handing over sachets of shabu to a
poseur-buyer tried to resist arrest,
shouted for help and ran inside the
room. Liwanag immediately opened
fire at the pursuing authorities who
fired back, killing the two suspects
on the spot. (Franco G. Regala)

scene.
Kenneth, the victims son, told police
he believes the attack on his father was
politically-motivated.
Police are still investigating whether
or not to consider the attack an electionrelated crime.

THE EARLY BIRDS Among those filing their certificates of candidacy (COCs) early in different parts of Luzon yesterday are
reelectionist Baguio City Representative Nicasio Aliping (1); nephew-and-uncle rivals for congressman in La Union 1st District,
Board Member Manuel Victor Ortega and San Fernando City Mayor Pablo C. Ortega (2); spouses switching places, outgoing
Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio M. Umali and his wife, outgoing Third District Rep. Cherry D. Umali (3); Pangasinan 1st District
Rep. Jesus Celeste gunning for his third term (4); reelectionist Rep. Baby Arenas in Pangasinans 3rd District (5); Governor
Joey Salceda, running for congressman of the Third District of Albay (6); Lucena City Mayor Roderick A. Alcala (7); and Governor David C. Suarez eyeing reelection in Quezon province. (Zaldy C. Comanda, Erwin G. Beleo, Ben R. Rosario, Jojo Rioza,
Nio N. Luces, and Danny J. Estacio)

AFAB celebrates six years this month


By MAR T. SUPNAD

MARIVELES, Bataan The


Authority of the Freeport Area of
Bataan (AFAB) will recognize the
significant contribution of its locators and stakeholders and give back
to the community as it marks this
month the sixth anniversary of the
passage of Republic Act 9728, the law
that established the Freeport Area of
Bataan (FAB).
We are very excited to celebrate,
once again, this important event,
which also signifies the success not

just of the AFAB but also of the whole


FAB, AFAB Chairman and Administrator Deogracias G.P. Custodio said
in a press statement. We would like
to thank the locators and stakeholders for their usual and untiring support, he added.
P rimarily sponsored by then
Bataan congressman now governor
Abet S. Garcia, RA 9728 has become
into law, giving life and hope to the
dying Bataan Economic Zone (BEZ)
which had then becoming bankrupt
due to mismanagement and unfriendly environment to investors,

prompted some of them to close shop


and moved out of Bataan.
The timely enactment and rescue of Garcias law had given life to
the bankrupt BEZ.
Revival of AFAB that now provides jobs to more than 20,000 heads
is one of the major laws sponsored
by Garcia, not to mention the conversion of the idle land of governmentowned Philippine National Oil Company into another industrial site,
catering more on energy-related
industries, upgrading DND Arsenal,
among others.

DOST names CARs S&T ambassadors


By EDD K. USMAN

The Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) now has champions in


science and technology (S&T) advocacy.
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Go
Montejo named the CARs Science
Ambassadors over the week.
They are Baguio City Mayor
Mauricio Domogan, Benguet State
University (BSU) president Ben D.
Ladilad, University of the Philippines

(UP)-Baguio Chancellor Dr. Raymundo. D. Rovillos, Bauko (Mountain


Province) Mayor Abraham B. Akilit,
Rizal (Kalinga) Mayor Marcelo V.
Dela Cruz Jr., Scientist Dr. Daniel
C. Pekley Jr.; Philippine Information
Agency (PIA)-CAR director Dr. Helen
R. Tibaldo, Assistant Secretary for
Countryside Development Dr. Urdujah A. Tejada.
Naming Science Ambassadors
is part of the DOSTs Science Nation Tour aimed at bringing to the
countrys 17 regions relevant S&T

programs that will help the local


governments economy.
DOSTs first batch of Science
Ambassadors were named for Davao
Region in March, 2015.
Montejo visited the CAR last week
for a series of activities, chief of which
the inauguration on October 8 of an
environment-friendly Gold-Copper
Processing Plant in Itogon, Benguet,
to help the regions small-scale miners avail themselves of the DOST
technology of extracting gold without
the use of mercury and cyanide.

Aspirants for various local and national elective posts in the provinces
trooped to their respective Commission
on Elections (Comelec) local offices
to file their certificates of candidacy
(COCs) and whip up some excitement
for the 2016 polls, yesterday.
In Cordillera, the first day of COC
filing created a media frenzy and fanfare when a virtually unknown woman
filed her candidacy for president.
Comelec Baguio City Election
Officer John Paul Martin, however,
rejected Flora Sagayos COC filing and
explained to her that her presidential
bid must be filed at the Comelec Main
Office in Intramuros, Manila.
I dont know how to go to Manila. I
guess, Ill just go to the bus terminal,
Sagayo told local media in Filipino.
Still, the Comelec officer gave the
60-year-old woman a COC for her to fill
up for filing in Manila.
Among the early birds were former
Mayor Oscar Camantiles of Itogon,
Benguet who filed his COC for governor and reelectionist Baguio City Rep.
Nicasio Aliping Jr.
In La Union, Outgoing San Fernando City Mayor Pablo Ortega filed
his COC for congressman in the 1st
District. His nephew Board Member
Manuel Victor Mannix Ortega also
filed his COC for the same position.
Abono Party-list Representative
Francisco Emmanuel Pacoy Ortega
III filed his COC as an independent candidate for governor while 1st District
Rep. Victor Ortega and his younger
brother Jose Ma. or Pepe filed their
COCs as a mayoralty tandem for San
Fernando City.
In Pangasinan, fellow reelectionists
Rep. Jesus Celeste of the 1st District
and Rep. Baby Arenas of the 3rd District were the early birds.
In Nueva Ecija, the post of last-term
Governor Aurelio M. Umali will be hotly
contested by his wife, outgoing Third
District Rep. Cherry D. Umali, and
former Fourth District Rep. Rodolfo
Antonino.
Provincial Election Officer Panfilo
Doctor Jr. confirmed that Mrs. Umali
and Antonino had filed their respective
certificates of candidacies (COCs) for
the position of governor at the Comelec
Office in Cabanatuan City yesterday
morning.
Gov. Umali will be running for the
position to be vacated by her wife in
Congress.
In Cavite, 7th District Board Member Irene de Padua Bencito filed her
COC as an independent candidate for
the vice gubernatorial post.
She will be running against reelectionist Vice Gov. Ramon Jolo Revilla III,
who was set to file his COC with fellow
reelectionist Gov. Juanito Victor Jonvic Remulla Jr. yesterday afternoon.
Mayor Emmanuel L. Maliksi, Third
District Rep. Alex AA Advincula, new
vice mayor candidate Arnel Ony
Catimbuhan and their team of 12
councilors under the Liberal Party
(LP) also filed their COCs yesterday
in Imus City.
The father-and-son tandem Mayor
Jose Nonong Ricafrente Jr. and Vice
Mayor Voltaire Ricafrente in Rosario
and their 10 councilors under the LP
banner also filed their COCs.
Meanwhile in Rizal province, Steve
Salonga, son of former Senate President Jovito Salonga, filed his COC as
a candidate for governor, so with a
certain Jose Monge Velasco.
In Antipolo City, a 51-year-old pastor and three of his supporters were
the early birds Antonio Lagorin, who
is running for mayor; and his bets for
councilor Mydy Garcia, 45, a real estate
agent; Nestor Arceo, 53, an electrician;
and Nafroding Rascal, 51, a businessman.
Filing his candidacy for his third
term in Quezon province was Governor
David Jay-Jay Suarez.
In Lucena City, incumbent city
mayor Roderick Dondon Alcala
was the earliest COC filer as he seeks
reelection. (Zaldy C. Comanda, Erwin
G. Beleo, Liezle Basa Iigo, Ben R. Rosario, Nel B. Andrade, Anthony Giron,
and Danny J. Estacio)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Bohol 80 percent recovered


from massive quake
Two years after province was jolted by 7.2 tremor
By MIKE ORTEGA LIGALIG

AGBILARAN CITY, Bohol As


Bohol is set to observe a day
of prayer and thanksgiving
this Thursday, Oct. 15, two
years since the massive 7.2 magnitude
earthquake that str uck this part
of Central Visayas, the province is
nearly fully that is, some 80 percent
recovered.
Considering the resources
poured in by the national and local
government as well as by international
organizations in Bohol for its recovery,
we can say that it has recovered about
75 to 80 percent, said Governor Edgar
M. Chatto when asked by media for an
update on the provinces recovery from
destruction.
There have been significant efforts
undertaken, but there are challenges
that we have to hurdle for us to fully
recover, Chatto said, adding that
we continue to rehabilitate damaged
properties and help uplift the lives of
affected families.
Two years ago this coming Thursday,
Boholanos will be remembering the
strongest earthquake that rocked the
island province in recent memory by
setting aside a special day of prayer
and thanksgiving.
In the October 15, 2013 tremor, 209
people were confirmed dead while
877 were reported injured even as
eight remain missing, according to
data from the National Disaster Risk
Reduction and Management Council
(NDRRMC).
Over R12 billion worth of public
infrastructure was damaged as a result
of the powerful quake.
Of nearly 72,000 houses reported
damaged, 14,480 were totally
destroyed.
About a third of Bohols 1.3 million
population was displaced in the
aftermath of the quake.
Of the provinces 47 towns, 17 were
directly affected, with Loon, Sagbayan,
Tubigon, Maribojoc and Clarin towns
among the worst hit.
Chatto said that since the 2013
quake, the provincial government has
undertaken enormous rehabilitation
of government facilities including
municipal halls, barangay halls, health
centers, daycare centers, gymnasiums,
public markets, waterworks, and the
provincial capitol. Funds totaling R2.2billion from the national government
were used for their repair under the
Bohol Earthquake Assistance (BEA)
project. The amount was released in
July, 2014.
The Bohol governor said that
continuing rehabilitation projects
also involved funds from both national
gover nment agencies and local
government units (LGUs).
Two years since the tragedy,
he said, government has taken on
massive work on shelter program;

FLOATS ON PARADE Sixteen mountain villages (barangays) in Cebu City showcase colorful floats bedecked with floral decorations in a
parade along Osmea Boulevard to Plaza Sugbo in the city yesterday. The parade was part of the opening of the 2nd Agri-Bonanza Week.
The agricultural fair started yesterday, and will go on until Friday, Oct. 16. (Juan Carlo de Vela)

rehabilitation of health and tourism


facilities and ports; construction
and repair of school buildings;
rehabilitation, reconstruction and/or
restoration of centuries-old churches,
and has provided employment to quake
survivors and their families.
Still, said Chatto,
the work is not yet
over.
He explained, We
still have to complete
our shelter program for
core shelter, complete
the rehabilitation and
rebuilding of our old
churches which require
meticulous techniques
and assistance from
international experts;
rebuild and repair our
hospitals; and finish
repairing tourism
infrastructure.
Chatto said work on
projects that require
a longer period of
implementation should
be continued with
due consideration to
geophysical, technical
and financial aspects of
rehabilitation..
Government, both
local and national,
continue to implement
rehabilitation projects in
Bohol that require a longer
time to implement, he
said.
Among the priorities

are the shelter program, which Chatto


said is making significant progress, the
completion of all projects under the
BEA; and the rebuilding and restoration
of valuable heritage structures, that is,
Bohols churches.
What he also considers the

provincial governments priorities


are the sustained recovery of our
tourism industry with key development
and improvement of, not just the
private establishment, but also
our gover nment- owned tourism
facilities.

15

File COCs in an
orderly manner,
Western Visayas
bets urged
By TARA YAP

ILOILO CITYWhile the first day


of filing of candidacy was reportedly
slow in Western Visayas, the Commission on Elections in the region
(Comelec-6) continues to urges candidates to file their certificates of
candidacy (COCs) in an orderly and
peaceful manner.
That particular appeal was made
by Comelec-6 Regional Director,
Atty. Dennis Ausan. The poll body
anticipates that there will be an
influx of supporters accompanying
candidates who will be trooping to
Comelec offices in Aklan, Antique,
Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros
Occidental provinces until Friday,
October 16.
While candidates are expected
to have their own pre-filing activities
like celebrating Eucharistic mass
and having parades, Ausan urged
that they should refrain from bringing their supporters inside Comelec
office premises.
Only immediate family members
are allowed inside Comelec offices.
We dont want the filing process to be
disrupted and delayed, Ausan said.
He added that local Comelec officers are in coordination with the different units of the Philippine National
Police (PNP) in the six provinces in
Western Visayas for proper deployment of cops during the week-long
filing of certificates of candidacy.
The police will be there to control
the crowd, Ausan said.
Meanwhile, the Comelec-6 official
warned candidates that the poll body
will no longer be accepting midnight
filing of candidacies.

Wife-nagged ex-guard
seeks congressional post
By MARS W. MOSQUEDA JR.

CEBU CITY A former


security guard was among
the early candidates who filed
their certificates of candidacy
(COCs) at this citys Commission on Election (Comelec)
office yesterday.
Juan Arenasa, 62, a former
security guard, who wants to
be a congressman of the citys
North District, filed his COC.
In this particular instance,
Arenasa will be up against
incumbent congressman Raul
Del Mar and former Cebu City
Mayor Alvin Garcia.
Comelec Election Officer
Michael Sarno confirmed
that it was the eighth time
that Arenasa had filed a COC
as an independent candidate
for public post. He had filed a
COC for mayor, vice mayor and
congressman in the past.
Interviewed by reporters,
Arenasa said he would like to
become a congressman because he was out of work and
his wife has been nagging him
to look for a job.
Arenasa claimed that he
had served as a volunteer traffic barangay tanod assigned at
corner MJ Cuenco and Pope
John Paul Avenue, this city. He
also claimed that he had taken

up Political Science at the University of Cebu in 1974.


If I become congressman,
my priorities will be to feed
the hungry and give shelter to
the homeless, Arenasa told
reporters.
The Comelec earlier made
it clear that aspirants are not
considered as official candidates upon filing of their
COCs since they still need to
be determined if, indeed, they
are qualified to run for public
office.
Only two hopefuls, including Arenasa, filed their COCs
with Comelec here yesterday.
Analysts said candidates of
political parties usually chose
to go to Comelec offices on the
last day of COC filing.
The Comelec here is asking would-be candidates to file
their COC early and not wait
for the deadline to allow time
for corrections, if any, on their
submitted documents.
Comelec-Cebu Province
Election Officer Ferdinand
Gujilde also said a person
holding a public appointive position and employee in a government-owned or controlled
corporation is automatically
considered resigned from office upon his or her filing of
a COC.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

PNP tags Al-Khobar group in Pikit bombing


Newsbits
Aid for ex-rebels
DAVAO CITY Five former rebels
received financial assistance in
a recent joint Provincial Peace
and Order Council (PPOC) and
Provincial Development Council
(PDC) meeting in North Cotabato as
they decided to reintegrate and live
with their respective families and
communities. Governor Emmylou
Talio-Mendoza, with the support of
the Department of Interior and Local
Government (DILG) in the province,
led the turn-over of P15,000 aid to
the former New Peoples Army (NPA)
rebels. Gov. Talio-Mendoza lauded
the concerted efforts of the various
agencies, including the military
and the police in the province that
made the former rebels decide to
come back into the folds of the law.
(Alexander D. Lopez)

Poor households
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Members
of the Local Verification Committees
(LVCs) have undergone orientation
in the five provinces of the region
in preparation for the validation of
the initial list of poor households
generated from Department of
Social Welfare and Developments
(DWSD) second round household
assessment conducted in the
last two months. Listahanan is
a management system of the
DSWD which identifies the poor
in the country who are potential
beneficiaries of social protection
programs. The validation phase is
when initial lists of poor households
from Listahanan will be posted in
strategic locations in the barangays
for the people in the communities
to provide feedback. It is also in
this phase when families who were
not yet visited by the enumerators
will be given the chance to appeal,
be assessed and lodge on their
complaints and grievances to
the Local Verification Committee.
(Camcer Ordonez Imam)

Para-legal training
ZAMBOANGA CITY The
Department of Agrarian Reform
(DAR) conducted a para-legal
training towards effective
partnership in the agrarian reform
program implementation in
Zamboanga del Norte to at least 28
farmers from various municipalities
in the province last week. Provincial
Agrarian Reform Program Office II
Moh. Dassan J. Adju said the farmer
para-legal training program was an
effective tool in assisting the DAR
municipal offices in fast tracking
the acquisition and distribution
of target landholdings under the
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform
Program (CARP). (Nonoy E. Lacson)

ARMM projects
ZAMBOANGA CITY The
Autonomous Region in Muslim
Mindanao (ARMM) will construct
various infrastructure projects
in the province of Basilan and
Lanao del Sur after the signing
of memorandums of agreement
(MOAs) between the Department
of Public Works and Highways
(DPWH-ARMM) and the two local
government units. DPWH-ARMM
Secretary Don Mustapha Loong
said they have recently concluded
the signing of the MOAs last Oct.
9 which will enable the concreting
of a six-kilometer road in Barangay
Kapatagan Small, Isabela City to
Barangay Boheh Nange and the
4,500-meter road in Barangay
Boheh Nange to Barangay Sta. Clara
both in Lamitan City worth P126
million; and the building of water
systems in the towns of BacolodKalawi and Tubaran in the province
of Lanao del Sur costing more than
P10 million. (Nonoy E. Lacson)

Tourist draw
ZAMBOANGA CITY The
Zamboanga Hermosa Festival drew
a huge number of tourists with
activities showcasing the citys rich
and colorful history and culture last
week. The Zamboanga Art Exhibit
and the Segundo Conferencia de
Cultura, Artes y Historia opened
October 5 at the Centro Latino in
Paseo del Mar. Organized by the
Council of Culture, Arts and History,
the twin events aimed to foster
understanding of the policy choices
and challenges the arts and culture
face in the city. The city government
said activities related to the Feast
of the Nuestra Seora La Virgen
del Pilar that kicked off October 1
enjoyed huge following from both
local and foreign tourists. (Nonoy E.
Lacson)

IKIT, North Cotabato (PNA)


Police named the Al-Khobar
extortion group on Sunday responsible for the recent bombing of two transmission pylons belonging to the National Grid Corporation of
the Philippines (NGCP) in Barangay
Batulawan here Friday night.
Sr. Insp. Sindatu Karim, Pikit town
police chief, said initial investigation
showed members of the Al-Khobar gang
planted about six improvised explosive
devices at the foot of Steel Tower Nos.
44 and 45 in Barangay Batulawan, Pikit
and set them off at 11:45 p.m.
As the two towers fell, power was
cut off in some towns of North Cotabato,
the whole of Maguindanao and Cotabato
City. Power was restored three hours
later.
Al-Khobar is a gang composed of
former Moro rebels, who turned to
banditry and extortion, preying on multinational firms and bus companies in
Central Mindanao.
The group has been blamed in previous bombings against NGCP power
lines in Pikit, North Cotabato and in
Pagalungan and Pagagawan towns in
Maguindanao.
The same group was believed to behind bus bombings in South Cotabato,
Sultan Kudarat and North Cotabato in
the past.
Karim said the bombed towers were
about 200 meters away from a militia
detachment and 50 meters away from a
major government irrigation project.
Responding policemen, elements
of the Seventh Infantry Battalion and
Task Force Pikit arrived at the blast
site about 15 minutes later.
The IEDs were planted within four
feet of Tower 44 which toppled the steel
structures while Tower 45 tilted on its
side, Karim said.
Police and Army bomb experts said

PARTY-LIST APPEAL Members of the Alliance of Public Transport Organizations (1-APTO) stage a picket in front of the
Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Davao City Monday, calling for the inclusion of their group in the May 2016
elections. (Alexander D. Lopez)

the suspects used 60mm and 81mm


mortars in toppling the towers.
Capt. Joann Petinglay, 6th Infantry
Division spokesperson, said another
unexploded IED was found hanging in
Tower 45. It was safely defused by Army
bomb experts.
The NGCP-managed towers were
part of the 138-KV line that connects
power from Kibawe, Bukidnon stations

to Kabacan Simuay line.


Previous attacks on NGCP power
lines were blamed on outlawed Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
(BIFF) which also operate in Pikit.
Friday night's attack was the fourth
this year against NGCP towers in Pikit,
North Cotabato and nearby Pagalungan
in Maguindanao.
On Jan. 13 and 18, lawless ele-

ments also bombed Tower 26 and


Tower 41 in Barangay Ginakit, Pagalungan, Maguindanao and Barangay
Batulawan, Pikit, North Cotabato,
respectively.
Bambie Capulong, speaking for
NGCP Southern Mindanao region, said
efforts are underway to repair the damaged pylons which, she said, could last
about a week or two to complete.

Cop turned ASG runner falls in Zambo City AFP on alert


ZAMBOANGA CITY (PNA) Police
and military operatives have arrested
a former policeman, who has changed
sides and was believed to have ran errands for the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG),
the police reported Monday.
Insp. Dahlan Samuddin, Police
Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) information
officer, identified the suspect as former
PO1 Jainuddin Hakimin, who has ties

with the Basilan-based Abu Sayyaf


Group (ASG). He had a P200,000 bounty
on his head.
Samuddin said Hakimin was arrested around 8 p.m. Saturday in the
vicinity of a finger wharf in Barangay
Baliwasan, about three kilometers west
of City Hall.
Samuddin said Hakimin had a
standing warrant of arrest for murder

issued by a court in Isabela City, the


capital of Basilan province.
He said Hakimin was listed as the
number 7 most wanted person here in
the region.
He said Hakimin is affiliated with
Basilan-based ASG leader Furudji
Indama.
He (Hakimin) was runner for the
group, Samuddin added.

3 suspects arrested in Bayugan drug raid


BUTUAN CITY Three alleged
drug pushers were arrested while
P125,000 worth of suspected shabu
were seized by elements of Bayugan
City Police Station (BCPS) in a raid
on Sunday at Purok 10-A, Barangay
Poblacion, Bayugan City, Agusan del
Sur, a regional police spokesman yesterday said.
Supt. Martin M. Gamba, spokesman of Police Regional Office 13 (PRO
13) identified the suspects as Rixben
A. Agua, 26, alias Rexbens Agua;
Rosalyn L. Perolino, 23 and Julius A.
Francisco, 20, all of Purok 5, Barangay
Bugac, Bayugan City.
Gamba said the suspects were arrested when the BCPS, led by its chief
of police Supt. Reynante N. Sibayton,
implemented a search warrant number issued by Judge Hector B. Salise
of the Regional Trial Court Branch 7,
Bayugan City.
The BCPS implemented the search
warrant at 7 a.m. last Sunday at the
residence of one of the suspects and
seized the shabu and drug paraphernalia, according to Gamba.
The suspects and the illegal items
recovered from them were immediately

brought to BCPS for proper disposition


while the suspected shabu was brought
to PRO 13-Regional Crime Laboratory

Office at Camp Rafael C. Rodriguez here


for screening and confirmatory testing,
he said. (Mike U. Crismundo)

BIR erred in collecting P37 M


from Iligan hospital CTA
By Jun Ramirez

The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) has


dismissed the petition of the Bureau of
Internal Revenue (BIR) that required
the Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital
to pay P37 million in deficiency taxes
for sending a hastily prepared Formal
Letter Demand (FLD).
In a 30-page resolution issued last
October 5, the court en banc affirmed
the decision of its First Division dismissing the collection suit for "lack
of merit."
The hospital, a non-stock and nonprofit organization based in Iligan
City was assessed to owe the BIR
more than P37 million in deficiency
income, value-added and expanded

withholding taxes including interests


and surcharges.
BIR sent an FLD to the sanitarium
to pay the deficiency taxes allegedly
incurred in 2007, stating the legal basis used and computation of the tax
liabilities.
In rejecting the instant motion
for review filed by the BIR, the court
noted that the FLD did not make a
clear demand for the payment of the
tax liabilities and was but "merely (a)
request for payment."
It added that the assessment was
invalid because it did not follow the
requirements on how the final assessment should be issued, "thus the court
has no choice but to dismiss the instant
petition for review."

in ComVal
vs. landmine
attacks
By MIKE U. CRISMUNDO

CAMP BANCASI, Butuan City


Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)
troops were put on-alert yesterday in
the wake of the continuous landmine
attack in Compostela Valley (ComVal)
province allegedly perpetrated by the
New Peoples Army (NPA) rebels,
armed wing of the Communist Party of
the Philippines (CPP).
Capt. Rhyan B. Batchar, chief of the
Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO)
of the Armys Southern Mindanao 10th
Infantry (Agila) Division (10th ID), said
brigade and battalion commanders
all over Southern Mindanao region,
particularly in ComVal province, have
been directed to secure the populace
while conducting Serbisyo Caravan
outreach projects.
This is really a gross violation of
the international law, said the DPAO
chief, referring to the continuous use
in the number of landmine attacks
undertaken by the NPA.
He said Maj. Gen. Rafael Valencia,
chief of the 10th ID, specifically mentioned the safety of the residents and
participating local officials during their
ongoing Serbisyo Caravan in various
areas of ComVal province.
Last week, a landmine attack hit two
separate areas Thursday and Friday in
Compostela town in an attempt to stop
the conduct of the Serbisyo Caravan
The first landmine attack occurred
Thursday evening while the military
truck of the Service Support Battalion
of the 10th ID was delivering fuel for
vehicles and helicopters which were
going to be used during the Serbisyo
Caravan at Purok 6, Barangay Colapogon.
The attack injured an Army soldier
and did not cause any damage to property, the 10th ID DPAO officer said.
On Friday morning, two unexploded
IEDs were also recovered by CAFGU
Active Auxiliaries (CAAs) along the
highway in Barangay Osmea of that
same town, he added.

K TO 12 FORUM A public forum for


PhD in Education candidates of the
University of Southeastern Philippines
(USP) and secondary school principals
from Panabo City listen intently during
a public forum on the importance
of the K to 12 program which was
conducted by the Department of
Education (DepEd) of Regions 11 and
12, Technical Education and Skills
Development Authority (TESDA) and
Ateneo de Davao Universitys College
of Education. One of the speakers
was Dr. Ma. Ines Asuncion CESO VI.
(Jonathan Santes)

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Unexpected candidates...
sonalities making their intentions
official at the Commission on Elections
(Comelec) head office in Intramuros,
Manila.
Vice President Jejomar Binay and
Senator Gregorio Gringo Honasan,
running for president and vice president, respectively, under the UNA party
were early birds at the Comelec office.
It was the first time the tandem appeared together in public when they
filed their certificates of candidacy
(COC) at 8:30 a.m. yesterday.
Expectedly, the unexpected 13
candidates provided color to the first
day of the filing of COCs. One candidate vowed to pay the countrys debts;
another had a slogan that rhymes with
the administrations slogan Dalisay
na Daan; and another just wanted to
make a difference in this world.
Again, Elly Pamatong came to the
Comelec office to make another try to
be President of the Philippines. This is
his third year of filing a COC for this position, running also in 2004 and 2010.
Wooing Kris Aquino
Wearing a grey suit, Daniel Magtira
entered the Comelec with hopes of
getting the chance of both becoming a
senatorial candidate and being asked

to be a guest in Kris TV.


Tuwing eleksyon nanliligaw ako
kay Kris [Aquino]. Sana I-guest niya
ako sa Kris TV (Every election, I court
Kris Aquino. I wish she would invite me
as guest in Kris TV), said Magtira,
who claimed that he is the presidential
sisters husband.
Magtira had aspired many times to
run for president but had been disqualified by the poll body.
This time, he came ready with
a song for the crowd and for Kris
Aquino.
Heneral Luna fan
Adolfo Inductivo was inspired by the
popular film Heneral Luna. He said he
was ready with solutions to the countrys problems because all those were
results of lack of discipline.
Ang problema ng bansa natin, hindi
kurapsyon, poverty, hindi krimenaledad, hindi traffic. Epekto lang ang mga
ito. Ang problema ng bansa ay disiplina
ng tao. (The countrys problem is not
corruption, poverty, crime, nor traffic.
These are just effects. The real problem
is the lack of discipline), he said.
Iyan ang sinabi ni Heneral Luna.
Ang sabi niya, may malaki tayong
kalaban, ang ating mga sarili. At bi-

Probable cause found...


Mayor Junjun Binay, and 22 others
with graft and corruption in connection
with the alleged overpriced constructions of the P2.2-billion Makati City Hall
Building II
OMB spokesperson Maria Janina
Hidaldo, however, said the indictments
against Vice President Binay will only
be forwarded to the Sandiganbayan after Binay steps down, or six years later
in case he wins in his presidential bid,
explaining that the accused is immune
from suit like the President.
Specifically, the two Binays were
charged with falsification of public documents and malversation of public funds.
Timing questioned
But the Binay camp questioned the
sense and timing of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales recommendation to
indict Vice President Binay and a host
of other officials in connection with the
alleged bloated price tag of the Makati
City Hall Building II.
According to Office of the Vice President (OVP) Media Affairs Chief Joey
Salgado, the Ombudsmans order on
the controversial case was only meant
to put Binay in a bad light since Monday
coincided with the filing of his certificate
of candidacy (COC) for president.
Its a perception game. Katulad ng
sinasabi ni Rico [Quicho] tiniming kung
kailan magpa-file si Vice President. So,
kumbaga, imbes na ang pag-usapan
ay yung pag-file ni Vice President ng
kanyang candidacy, gusto nilang mangyari ang pag-usapan yung kanilang
pagsasampa ng kaso (Like what Rico
Quicho said, they timed it when the
Vice President filed his candidacy. So,
instead of the filing being the talk of the
town, it will now be the Ombudsmans
case), Salgado told reporters.
The OMB also explained that the
case that led to the order to dismiss the
younger Binay from his Makati post last
Friday was purely administrative.
Twenty-two other former and present Makati officials, mostly members of
the Bids and Award Committee (BAC),
were included in the criminal indict-

ments.
Anomalies found
Hidalgo pointed out that finding of
probable cause comes after more than
one year of investigation.
The fact-finding investigation began
in September, 2014, while the preliminary
investigation started in March, 2015.
The Vice President faces four counts
of violation of Section 3 (e) of R.A. No.
3019 (anti-graft law), six counts of falsification of public documents and one count
of malversation for his involvement in
phases 1 and 2 of the building project.
In two separate resolutions on six
docketed cases, flagrant anomalies were
found to have been committed by the
Vice President and other respondents
in the design and construction of the
building consisting of six phases.
Hidalgo said documents showed
that VP Binay and Mayor Binay Jr. approved the BAC resolutions, notices of
awards, contracts and payments using
unnumbered and undated disbursement
vouchers and obligation requests.
Malicous move
But Quicho, who serves as Binays
spokesman for political concerns,
slammed the Ombudsman for its malicious move.
Napaka-malisyoso nitong Office of
the Ombudsman ay talagang tinaon pa
nila na ilabas itong order na ito, kung
kailan magpa-file si Vice President Binay, said Quicho, a lawyer.
Binay, 72 is the standard-bearer of
the opposition party, United Nationalist
Alliance (UNA).
A non-order
Salgado described the Ombudsman
order as hilaw or raw since it says that
the indictment should only come after
Binays term as an impeachable officer.
Binay enjoys immunity from suit as
Vice President.
So its a non-order... Ang nangyari
lang dito, technically, is that tinanggap
naman nila yung reality. Alam naman natin sa Constitution di ba, na hindi pwede

Teachers needed for senior...


30,000 teachers for the new Grades 11
and 12 under the K to 12 program.
DepEd posted the announcement
in a Senior High School Bulletin in its
official website.
This call is addressed to qualified
and highly-competent teachers, professionals, practitioners, and experts who
are interested in teaching the core curriculum and/or applied and specialized
subjects under the SHS categories,
DepEd said.
The SHS categories are: Core
Curriculum - Language, Humanities,
Communication (Media and Information Literacy), Mathematics, Science,
Social Science, Philosophy, and Physical Education and Health; Applied
Track subjects in the Academic Track
and/or specialized subjects under the
strands Accountancy, Business and
Management (ABM) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
(STEM) Humanities and Social Science
(HUMSS) and General Academic (GA);
Applied Track subjects in TechnicalVocational-Livelihood (TVL), and/or
specialized subjects under the strands
Agri-Fishery Arts, Home Economics
(HE), Information and Communications Technology (ICT), and Industrial
Arts; Applied and specialized subjects
Arts and Design; and Applied and specialized subjects Sports.

An applicant should be a Philippine citizen.


The letter of intent should be
submitted to the local DepEd Schools
Division Office (SDO) of the applicant
before Oct. 30, 2015.
Documents required
The applicant should submit the
following documents: Letter of intent
which shall indicate the following
information expression of interest;
subjects applied for; preferred schools;
CSC Form 212, Revised 2005 (personal
data sheet) in two copies with the latest 2x2 ID picture; certified photocopy
of certificates of relevant specialized
trainings, if any; certified copy of Voters ID and/or any proof of residency;
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)
clearance; Omnibus certification of authenticity and veracity of all documents
submitted, signed by the applicant.
Additional requirements for permanent full-time positions should
include certified photocopies of the following: diploma of Bachelors degree;
transcript of records with at least 15
units of specialization in relevant specialized subject; Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) professional
ID card/certificate of registration /
license, if available; and ratings obtained in the Licensure Examination

nanggit niya ang disiplina (Thats what


Heneral Luna said. He said our great
enemy is ourselves. And he mentioned
discipline).
He claimed to be a graduate of the
Philippine Military Acadamy (PMA)
class 1979, a licensed civil engineer,
and the author of a book Discipline for
Everyday Living.
Paying the countrys debts
Filing his COC was a man named
Danilo Lihaylihay, who boasted his vast
assets or financial resources. He said
he will pay for the countrys debts.
If elected President, I will settle
or pay the P6.4-trillion national debts
and make the Philippines a crime- and
debtfree nation, where education from
kindergarten up to college, hospitalization and medication for all people will be
free in order to have an everlasting
peace and economic prosperity for all
generations, he said.
Cowboy to stop corruption
Meanwhile, Ephraim Defeo, who
came dressed as a cowboy, was the first
unexpected candidate to arrive at the
Comelec office yesterday. He said: Panahon na para, itigil na ang korapsyon
(Its time to stop corruption)!
Saving 100M Pinoys
And then there was a man named
(Technically, what happened here is that
they just accepted the reality. We know
that based on the Constitution, he cant
be charged), he said.
Alam naman po nila na hindi maaaring gawin iyon, ngunit talaganag pinipilit
at hindi lang po sa pinipilit, tiniming pa
po nila. Kaya nga po sinasabi natin na
ito talaga yung pattern. Pattern na nang
gigipit na po itong Ombudsman (They
know that its not allowed, but theyre
forcing it, and they timed it as well.
Like what weve said, this is a pattern,
a pattern of harassment by the Ombudsman), noted Quicho.
Quicho said that Binays legal team
is currently studying their next move.
No immunity from probe
In a press statement, Ombudsman
Morales junked VP Binays contention
that the office has no jurisdiction to
investigate impeachable officials.
She explained that being an impeachable officer does not insulate him
from investigation.
The anti-graft czar stressed that the
OMB is investigating the Vice President
for alleged criminal acts committed
while he was a city mayor and not as
Vice President.
At all events, impeachable officers,
like Binay Sr., are within the investigatory power or jurisdiction of this Office,
the Morales stated.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 17


Alejandro Ignacio who had the chance
to shake the hand of Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista. His platform:
He will save 100 million Filipinos. It
was not clear how he will do that, and
what form of danger they needed to be
saved from.

Sabi ni Chairman Brilliantes, marami


raw ako alam.
Ito, presidente na tinakbuhan ko
(I ran for senator in 2010, I sang my
composition. Chairman Brilliantes said
I know a lot of things. Now Im running
for president), he said.

Dalisay na Daan
A woman, Sel Hope Kang, came to
file her COC for president armed with a
catchy slogan. If President Aquino has
Tuwid na Daan, Kang, wants to be a
president with her Dalisay na Daan
program.
And how will she do that, reporters
asked. She failed to enlighten the crowd
of her program but said repeatedly that
she just wants to make a difference in
this world.
Already, she may be disqualified
from running because she is only 37
years old. But she claims that she
will be exempted from the rule that a
candidate for president should at least
be 40 years old because she graduated
cum laude from the University of the
Philippines in Diliman.

Filed COCs
As of 3:30 p.m., yesterday, 19 presidential, two vice presidential, and 14
senatorial candidates filed their COCs
at the Comelec office in Intramuros.
The others who filed COCs for president were: Augusto Limaco Syjuco, Elly
Pamatong, Ephraim Defenio, David
Alimorong, Ralf Martinez Masloff,
Camilo Sabio, Danilo Lihaylihay, Freddiesher Llamas, Adolfo inductivo, Sel
Hope Kang, Ferdinand Pijao, Ramon
Concepcion, Ferdinand Fortes, Eric
Negapatan, Gerald Arcega, Leonardo
Bola, Alejandro Ignacio, and Arsenio
Dimayuga.
Filing COCs for vice president
were Senator Gregorio Honasan II and
Myrna Mamong.
Filing their COCs for senators were:
Senator Panfilo Lacson, Representative
Neri Colmenares, Angel Redoble, Ricky
Bacolod, Daniel Magtira, Victorino Inte,
Rafael labindao, Elmar Santarin, Jose
Kwe, Armando Cortez, Ramon Osao,
John Odonell Petalcorin, and Eduardo
Dela Pea.

From senator to president


Another presidential hopeful is
Leonardo Bola who ran for senator in
2010.
Noong 2010, tumakbo akong senador, kumanta ako ng composition ko.
However, she said the information
will be filed after the expiration of his
tenure as an impeachable officer consistent with the principle that during
incumbency, an impeachable officer cannot be the subject of a criminal offense
filed with the court which carries the
penalty of removal from office.
Charges against Junjun
Mayor Binay Jr. faces four counts of
violation of Section 3(e) of R. A. No. 3019,
six counts of falsification of public documents, and one count of malversation
for his involvement in phases two and
six of the project.
Morales also ordered the filing
of criminal charges against Binays
co-respondents, namely: Marjorie De
Veyra, Pio Kenneth Dasal, Lorenza
Amores, Virginia Hernandez, Line Dela
Pea, Mario Badillo, Leonila Querijero,
Raydes Pestao, Nelia Barlis, Cecilio
Lim III, Arnel Cadangan, Emerito
Magat, Connie Consulta.
Ulysses Orienza, Giovanni Condes,
Manolito Uyaco, Norman Flores, Gerardo San Gabriel, Eleno Mendoza,
Jr. and Rodel Nayve. Also included
in the indictment are Orlando Mateo
from Mana Architecture and Interior
Design, Co. (MANA) and Efren Canlas
of Hilmarcs Construction Company
(Hilmarcs).
The services of MANA were engaged

Duterte decides not to run...

yesterday afternoon, officially declining the nationwide call for him to lead
this nation by running for the countrys
top post in 2016 elections.
Duterte said he will officially address the nation and all his supporters
nationwide today.
He said family was the main reason
for his decision, citing in particular his
eldest daughter Sara who persistently
asked him not to run for president.
Duterte said Sara could no longer
be contacted since two nights ago
after sending him a letter, the final
paragraph of which states: Do not run
for president. You do not owe anybody

anything. You have done more than


enough for our country.
May problema kami sa pamilya
namin (We have a problem in the family), Duterte went on to say, adding
that even his two sons do not allow him
to run for president.
Duterte then read his official statement:
I am sorry to disappoint those who
spent much and worked hard and long
in support of me as I went around the
country espousing the benefits and
advantages of federalism. I, therefore,
beg for everyones kind understanding
and acceptance of my sincerest apolo-

for teachers(LET)/Professional Board


Examination for Teachers (PBET), if
available.

placed faculty from higher education


institutions; the teaching rank, salary
grade and status of appointment will
depend on the applicants qualifications; and permanent full-time status
shall only be given to applicants with
PRC teaching license and/or appropriate certification.
The DepEd SDO shall determine
the applicants school assignments
in consultation with the SHS, the
department said. Once the teaching
positions are created, DepEd SDOs
shall publish vacancies for a period of
10 days in compliance with RA No. 7041
(Publication Law).
Earlier, Education Secretary
Armin Luistro said the implementation
of the SHS program will require an additional 30,000 to 60,000 teachers for SY
2016-2017 and 2017-2018, respectively.
Currently, DepEd data showed that
there are 5,813 public schools, operated and funded by DepEd, will begin
offering Grade 11 in 2016 and Grade
12 in 2017.
The SHS is the additional two years
included in the new basic education
system. Based on data from DepEd, at
least two million students are expected
to enroll in SHS: 1.2 million coming
from DepEd public high schools and at
least 400,000 from private schools.
DepEd has also allotted at least
400,000 slots for those who have graduated from high school prior to the implementation of the K to 12 Program.

TVL subjects
Applicants for Technical Vocational
Livelihood TVL) subjects should bring
the following additional documents:
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) National
Certificate (NC) of at least one level
higher than the course to be taught
and subject to be taught; and a certified
photocopy of Trainers Methodology
Certificate (TMC), if available.
Applicants for Arts & Design
and Sports Tracks teaching positions
include a certified photocopy of the
following: certification of proficiency/
recognition from recognized and
respectable relevant associations/
organizations/guild and for HEI/TVI
faculty; Certification of Status of Employment/Service Record from HEI/
TVI.
Salary
DepEd said that the salaries will
range from P19,940 (Salary Grade 12)
to P39,493 (SG 21).
Hiring guidelines
Meanwhile, DepEd said that the
hiring and placement of successful
applicants shall be according to the
following general guidelines: priority
shall be based on ranking, and dis-

without the benefit of public bidding.


The documents established badges of
fraud committed by Binay, Sr. and the
other accused in allegedly manipulating
the procurement to ensure the award of
the contract to MANA; processing and
approving a series of four payments
totaling to P11.97 million despite the
incomplete submission of deliverables
such as design plans, working drawings,
and technical specifications.
Procurement violations were also
committed including the absence of
publication of invitations to bid as
provided in Government Procurement
Reform Act.
The indictment also noted alleged
undue haste in the award as it took the
BAC only 11 days to complete the procurement process for the multi-million
peso infrastructure project.
The OMB explained that the purported negotiation and evaluation of bid
proposals on 22 November 2007 was conducted with extraordinary speed as for
one hour only, the BAC completed the
entire negotiation proceedings where
bid proposals of seven architectural
firms that allegedly participated in this
multi-million project were opened and
evaluated.
Even the Commission on Audit Fraud
Audit Offices Initial Evaluation Report
noted that the negotiated procurement
adopted by the BAC was improper.
gies. After all, there was no ambition
for me to aspire for presidency. The
country does not need me. I find no
need for it. I guess it is fate that wills
that our long journey together should
end this way.
Time and again, those who believed in me and in the cause that I
advocated and continue to advocate,
advised me to go for the countrys
presidency because that is the destiny
that awaits me. But I believe that my
destiny is to end years and years of
public life in the service of Davao City
and every Dabawenyo.
Thus, if Inday Sara agrees to run
for mayor, I will retire at the end of my
term in 2016. If she does not, the option
to be Mayor again is on the table.
When all is said in the wake of this
decision, perhaps we can find comfort
in the thought that this is indeed a
beautiful day to end a wild dream.
God bless the Philippines. God
bless us all!
Inside sources in the Duterte camp
said he will read the same statement
when he addresses the nation today.
He said he has already stated his
case very clearly, that everywhere
he goes he is only promoting federalism.

Reds execute
tribal leader...

to before he was killed.


The armed men were recognized
by victims relatives as members of
the New Peoples Army (NPA), the
police said.
Cupinos wife and his relatives, according to police, have no idea why the
NPAs had to execute the tribal leader.
In nearby President Roxas town,
also in North Cotabato, a resident of
Barangay Alegria was also shot to death
by suspects also believed to be NPA
members last Sunday.
The victim, according to reports,
was playing with cards ortong-its
when the gunmen, all armed with highpowered firearms, fired at him.
Authorities have no clues yet as to
the motives of the killings.

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Astros down Royals, gain ALDS lead


Editor: DING T. MARCELO
Asst. Editor: REY C. LACHICA
E-mail: sports@mb.com.ph

HOUSTON (AP) Dallas Keuchels


perfect performance in Houston this year
has the upstart Astros one win away
from the American League Championship Series.
Keuchel remained undefeated at Minute
Maid Park with seven gutsy innings and Chris
Carter homered Sunday, leading the Astros
to a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals to
take a 2-1 lead in their Division Series.
In Arlington, Texas, Troy Tulowitzki

settled down at the podium after helping the


Toronto Blue Jays extend their AL Division
Series, his left shoulder and arm constantly
pulsating from the medical device attached
to him.
Tulowitzki, still far from 100 percent
from a collision that forced him to miss 19
games after being acquired by the Blue Jays,
had certainly flexed his muscles on the field
in Game 3, a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers
to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the series.

football

Azkals battle Bahrain in crucial match


By JONAS TERRADO
Team Standings
North Korea
Uzbekistan
Philippines
Bahrain
Yemen

W
3
3
2
1
0

D
1
0
1
0
0

L
0
1
1
3
4

Pts
10
9
7
3
0

Game Today
(Bahrain National Stadium, Manama)
11 p.m. Bahrain vs Philippines

T
Stephan Schrock
is expected to lead
the charge for the
Philippine Azkals in
tonights World Cup
qualifiers match
against Bahrain. (AP)

he Philippine Azkals try to


capitalize on their moraleboosting draw against North
Korea when they face Bahrain tonight in the second round of the
World Cup qualifiers at the Bahrain
National Stadium in Manama.
The Azkals need to secure the
maximum three points in their 8 p.m.
local time (11 p.m. Philippine time)
encounter with the Bahrainis to keep
pace with North Korea and Uzbekistan in the race for the top two spots
in Group H.
Momentum seems to be on the side
of the Filipino booters after producing
one of their best performances in recent memory a scoreless draw with
the group-leading North Koreans last
Thursday in Pyongyang.
But that result will be put to waste
if the Azkals fail to beat Bahrain for the

second time in the qualifiers.


The Azkals, currently in third place
with seven points, beat Bahrain, 2-1,
in their first meeting last June at the
Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue,
Bulacan.
North Korea (10 points) could
extend its lead in Group H as it is favored to defeat winless Yemen today in
Pyongyang while idle Uzbekistan sits
in second at nine points following its
4-0 thrashing of Bahrain last week.
The top team in Group H will earn
a slot in the third round of the qualifiers while securing an entry into the
2019 Asian Cup while the runner-up
must secure enough points to emerge
as one of the four best second placers
from among the eight groups in the
qualifiers.
Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge and
the defense powered by the likes of
Daisuke Sato, Jerry Lucena and Amani
Aguinaldo hope to limit the scoring
chances of the Bahrainis and open
the door for Azkals attacking core of
Stephan Schrock, Phil Younghusband
and Misagh Bahadoran.
Bahrain, meanwhile, is in dire need
of a victory to stay in the hunt. The
home side is in fourth place with just
one victory in four matches for three
points.

pba

Chemistry issues face Meralco


By WAYLON GALVEZ

eralco was able to make a


big upgrade by taking in
several players during the
offseason, but Bolts coach
Norman Black said the downside with
this kind of buildup is building chemistry with a team laden with new faces.
The team has added veteran guard
Jimmy Alapag, young players Chris
Newsome and Baser Amer Meralcos
first round picks in the previous PBA
Rookie Draft and Rabeh Al-Hussaini,
who is back after a long hiatus.
The team also added free agents
Ronjay Buenafe, Justine Chua and
Brian Faundo.
I think weve upgraded our talent level, said Black yesterday as
the team prepares for its first game
against Barangay Ginebra on Oct. 21.
The PBA season opens on Sunday.
Im happy with the makeup of the
team, we do have six new players. I
think we have become bigger, stronger
and talented. At the same time, I do
understand we still have to blend the
team together to become a stronger
unit. It may take some time.
We just have to give it little bit of
time for the team to develop the cohesion and teamwork to be successful in
PBA, added the 57-year-old Black, now
in his second season with the Bolts.
Of all the new acquisitions, the likely focus will be on Alapag, who, at 37,

is entering his 13th season in the pro


league.
The 5-foot-9 point guard retired
after 12 seasons and one conference
(Philippine Cup) with Talk N Text early this year. He then served as team
manager of TNT in the next two conferences.
Alapag tried out for Gilas Pilipinas
in the last FIBA Asia Championship in
Changsha, China when the team struggled to form a strong roster. Though he
failed to make the team, it rekindled
his desire to play perhaps one more
season in the PBA.
Black welcomed him. I think he
gives us an upgrade at the point guard
position, said Black, who mentored
Alapag at TNT that won the Philippine Cup in 2013. Well utilize his leadership and mentor our young point
guards particularly Amer. But right
now, Im bringing him as point guard
to play and perform.
He basically looks the same. Obviously, he has to get his timing back
coming off injury (hamstring). But he
has been practicing fulltime every day.
Hes been playing scrimmage games,
and hes performing well, added
Black.
As part of their preparation in the
Philippine Cup, the Bolts went to Las
Vegas for a training camp. The team
also played a couple of preseason
games, beating TNT and Blackwater
but lost to Barako Bull.

boxing

Russian boxer foils


Ladons Olympic bid
DOHA (AFP)
Philippine boxings
Olympic
hopes took a painful wallop Sunday
when top bet Rogen Ladon lost
to Russia's Vasili
Egorov in the first
semifinal bout of
the night in the
light-flyweight division at the AIBA
World
Boxing
LADON
Championships.
Ladon, who been gearing for the
fight after taking out world number two
Joselito Velazquez of Mexico earlier in
the tournament, found the semifinals
to be one fight too far as he bowed to
the Russian.
The defeat denied Ladon an outright slot to the Rio Olympics. Only the
two finalists get automatic berths.
That put the Philippine boxing
team to square one as it begins another campaign to send a boxer to the
Olympics.

Ladons loss came after welterweight Eumir Felix Marcial bowed to


world No. 1 Daniyar Yeleussinov of Kazakhstan in the quarterfinals.
In Marcials weight class, a bronze
medal would have earned at least a
box-off with the other bronze medalist
for third Olympic berth.
Cuban boxers dominated on the
opening night of semifinals with three
fighters progressing to the finals.
Light-flyweight (46-49kg) Joahnys
Argilagos, middleweight (75kg) Arlen
Lopez and heavyweight (91kg) Erislandy Savon all breezed through to the
finals with only compatriot light-welterweight Yasniel Toledo Lopez failing
on Sunday.
Lopez and Savon were particularly
impressive and will take some stopping in their finals.
The powerful Lopez brushed aside
Egypt's brave but well-beaten Hosam
Abdin in possibly the noisiest bout of
the night, with both fighters cheered on
by a large number of supporters from
their own country in the Ali Bin Hamad
Al Attiyah Arena in the capital, Doha.

Kia Fortes Shiela Pineda


spikes the ball against
Armys Mary Jean BalsePabayo during their
Shakeys V-League match
last Sunday at The Arena
in San Juan. The Army Lady
Troopers won in straight
sets. (Bob Dungo Jr.)

boxing

Nietes ready to rumble


By NICK GIONGCO

Donnie Nietes is ready to rumble.


Barely a week before making
his US debut, Nietes is feeling all
pumped up, eager to showcase his
wares against Mexican challenger
Juan Alejo.
Nietes makes the eight defense
of the World Boxing Organization
(WBO) light-flyweight crown on Oct.
17 at the StubHub Center in Carson,
California and a victory should pave
the way for more fights in the US

mainland for one of boxings longest


reigning titlists.
Talagang excited na ako lumaban, said Nietes, who has been to
the US a few times as a tourist and not
as a fighter headlining a major show.
Nietes arrived in Los Angeles almost two weeks ago and didnt waste
any time getting ready, taking on FilAm Brian Viloria in two intense sparring sessions at the Wild Card Boxing
Club in Hollywood.
So heated and thrilling were the
workouts that even Viloria, who also
fights on the same night but at Madi-

son Square Garden in New York, gave


credit to Nietes.
Viloria challenges Roman Gonzalez of Nicaragua at around the same
time Nietes deals with the littleknown Alejo.
Nietes will work out for the very
last time at the Wild Card on Wednesday to prepare for the press conference and the official weighin.
Joining Nietes in ALA Boxings
first project in America are the Pagara brothers Jason and Albert and
undefeated featherweight prospect
Mark Magsayo.

tennis

Top PH bets seek better ITF finish


By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA

Patrick John Tierro and Jeson


Patrombon get another chance at
winning an international crown when
they lead the local bets in the Philippine Columbian Association (PCA)
Open-Cebuana Lhuillier ITF Mens
Futures 2 which starts today at the
PCA clay courts in Paco, Manila.
Tierro and Patrombon are looking
to be in their best form in the $15,000
tournament after suffering early exits

in last weeks PSC-Philta ITF Mens


Futures at the Valle Verde Country
Club in Pasig City.
This is a different playing field.
Mas malalakas na yung mga makakalaban ko kaya I need to be focused all
the time, said Tierro.
Tierro earned a wildcard berth
due to his runner-up finish in the PCA
Open while Patrombon received an
automatic spot due to his ITF ranking
of No. 1,212.
Other wildcard entrants are El-

bert Anasta, 2009 Australian Open


boys doubles champion Francis Casey
Alcantara and eight-time PCA Open
winner Johnny Arcilla.
PCA Open champion AJ Lim was
supposed to compete but had to beg
off at the last minute due to sickness.
Leading the foreign cast are PH F1
Futures leg titlist Makoto Ochi, fellow
Japanese Kento Takeuchi and Arata
Onozawa, Spains Enrique Lopez-Perez and Indias Vinayak Kaza.

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ncaa

SBC, Letran dispute No. 1,


AU plays Mapua for No. 4
By CHRISTIAN JACINTO
Games Today
(Mall of Asia Arena)
2 p.m. Arellano vs Mapua
4 p.m. Letran vs San Beda

I
Lewis Hamilton playfully tosses his trophy during the awarding ceremonies
for the Russian Grand Prix Sunday which he won. Below him is Russian
President Vladimir Putin. (AP)

FORMULA 1

t seems the game never ends for San


Beda and Letran. Having met twice in
the eliminations and having played a
total of 18 games each, the matter of
which of them is the better team remained
unresolved.
Both teams finished the two-round
eliminations with a 13-5 record, best in the
league. But there has be a No. 1 team for
seeding purposes and that is what is at
stake today when the Knights and the Red
Lions collide for the third time.
Game time is 4 p.m. at the Mall of Asia
Arena.
Besides the psychological advantage of
being the victor, the No. 1 seed also earns a
relatively lighter assignment when it takes

on the No. 4 team.


That would be either Arellano University or Mapua which will have its own playoff
for the fourth and last semifinal berth at 2
p.m.
The winner will still have to face Jose
Rizal University on Thursday for the No. 3
seed and a date with the loser of the LetranSan Beda playoff in the Final Four.
Though both Letran and San Beda are
in the semifinals, the playoff game is also
significant as it will serve as a preview of
what to expect should they make it to the
finals.
They split their two meetings in the
elimination round. The Knights won the
first, 93-80, last July and the Red Lions
took the second round encounter, 77-73, last
week.
Aldin Ayo, the rookie coach responsible
for Letrans amazing turnaround, believes
his team is keen on not wasting the opportunity of snatching the top seed from San

Beda.
Its not sweet if its not San Beda, said
Ayo. We will give everything against San
Beda. Kahit nga siguro patintero o tumbang preso hindi kami magpapatalo sa San
Beda.
San Beda coach Jamike Jarin, who is
also in his first year, assured everyone that
his team is ready to repeat last weeks masterful win.
I take my hats off to them. They kept
coming back and theyre a tough team to
play with. Well just have to be ready and
maintain our effort, said Jarin.
Meanwhile, Mapua is seeking its first
Final Four appearance since 2010, and the
first since Atoy Co took over as coach in
2013.
Co would like to see his team neutralize Arellano guard Jiovanni Jalalon, who
has been nicknamed The Bus Driver for
almost singlehandedly bringing his team to
its destination.

R-Jay Ormilla, 21-15, 21-11, to run away


with the mens diadem and complete Allied Victors sweep in last years revival
of the event put up by Bingo Bonanza and
sanctioned by the Philippine Badminton
Association headed by Vice President
Jejomar Binay and sec-gen Rep. Albee
Benitez.
But they will have their hands full in the
upcoming event with the rest of the cast all
primed up to contend for top honors, cash

prizes and ranking


points,
guaranteeing top-notch, fierce
finishes in the weeklong event sponsored
by the countrys premier amusement center which has backed
big-time badminton
tournaments
since
CASTILLO
the early 2000s.

Hamilton nears
F1 championship Defending champs lead badminton tourney cast
BADMINTON

SOCHI, Russia (AP)


Lewis Hamilton took a huge
step toward retaining his Formula One title by winning the
Russian Grand Prix on Sunday
as his main rival Nico Rosberg
failed to finish.
Hamilton can now win his
third career title at the next
race in Texas, while his Mercedes team retained the constructors title after a season
in which the silver cars have
dominated almost every race.
Hamilton started second
behind Rosberg but took over
the lead when his Mercedes
teammate experienced a throttle problem that forced him to
slow to a crawl and then come
into the pits to retire.
Hamilton then cruised to
victory by 5.9 seconds over Fer-

raris Sebastian Vettel, with


Sergio Perez third for Force India, 23 seconds further behind.
Hamiltons 42nd career win
took him past his boyhood hero
Ayrton Senna on the all-time
list, and the defending champion said he had taken the time
to enjoy his drive to victory.
I was really taking it in,
just looking at the car, Hamilton said. I dont know how
many times Ill be in that position again, so really cherishing
the moment and feeling really
blessed. I love driving this car
and I love where we are at the
moment.
It was Hamiltons ninth victory of the season and the 12th
for Mercedes. With four races
to go, Hamilton leads Vettel by
66 points and Rosberg by 73.

Gelita Castilo and Marky Alcala gear


up for defense of their respective crowns in
the centerpiece Open singles with an elite
cast out to foil their repeat bids in the 2015
Bingo Bonanza National Open badminton
tournament set to fire off next Monday at
the Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall and
Glorietta 5 Atrium in Makati City.
Castilo rallied to beat Sarah Barredo,
21-17, 14-21, 21-19, to snare the womens
crown while Alcala stamped his class over

VOLLEYBALL

Cignal eyes second


victory in Superliga
By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA
Games Today
(The Arena, San Juan)
4:15 p.m. Petron vs Meralco
6:15 p.m. Cignal vs Philips Gold

Cignal hopes to ride on the


crest of its shock opening day
win over two-time champion
Petron when it takes on Philips
Gold today in the Philippine
Superliga Grand Prix at The
Arena in San Juan.
American import Ariel
Usher is expected to produce
big numbers anew as the HD
Spikers seek their second win
against the Lady Slammers in
the nightcap set at 6:15 p.m.
Usher erupted for 31 points
to help power Cignal to a comefrom-behind 18-25, 17-25, 25-16,
25-18, 16-14 victory over the
three-peat, seeking Petron at
the Alonte Sports Arena in Bian, Laguna.

The victory ended Petrons


14-game winning streak dating
back to its title run in last years
Grand Prix.
The Blaze Spikers, whose
run included a 12-game sweep
of the All-Filipino Conference
earlier this year, try to recover
from their stinging setback to
the HD Spikers against newcomer Meralco in the 4:15 p.m.
curtain raiser.
Meralco is aiming to bounce
back from a 25-23, 25-22, 25-16
loss to Foton also last Saturday.
Cignal coach Sammy Acaylar believes the win over Petron
can help the teams bid to win
its first title in the interclub
competition.
Everybody is prepared in
this tournament. We cant be
relaxed at this point after just
winning one game. Its still a
very long way to go, said Acaylar.

Racal spoils Realtors


return to basketball
By TITO S. TALAO

Racal-Kama Motors spoiled


the return of Sta. Lucia Realty
to the basketball scene by rallying from 18 points to win in overtime, 99-92, at the start of the
Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League (PCBL) Founders
Cup at the Pasig Sports Center.
Outscoring the Realtors, 2814, in the fourth quarter, torridshooting Racal, which trailed,
47-29, at the half, then handed
the ball to Jessie Saitanan, who
drained 3-pointers to kick off
and cap the extra period. Racal
drained 10 of 28 triples while
Sta. Lucia, who bowed out from
the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) a few years ago,
went 10 of 28 beyond the arc.
Roider Cabrera led Racal
with 25 points, including five
three-pointers, with 9 rebounds

while ex-pro Rudy Lingganay


added 23 on 11 of 12 free throw
shooting and 9 assists. Mark
Montuano was Racals third
20-point-plus scorer with 21
points.
The lone missed free throw
by Lingganay, who had stints
with Powerade, Globalport, Kia
and NLEX, could have averted
overtime. But as it turned out,
Racal, behind by 14 at the start
of the fourth quarter, still had
enough firepower left to deny
the two-time PBA champions
and PCBL founding chairman
Buddy Encarnado.
RACAL 99 Cabrera 25, Lingganay
23, Montuano 21, Saitanan 12, Cawaling 7, Ludovice 4, Fajardo 3, Allera 3,
Darwin 2, Ibay 0, Mercader 0, Argamino
0, Ambulodto 0, Marte 0.
STA. LUCIA Bautista 21, Vidal 15,
Montilla 12, Ilagan 9, Celiz 7, Esconio 7,
Wetherell 6, Camasora 5, Onwubere 4,
Gabriel 4, Samangay 2, Banal 0.
Quarters: 11-19; 29-47; 54-68;
82-82 (reg); 99-92 (OT).

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Visayas Energy Plan launched in first week of 2016


By MADELAINE B. MIRAFLOR

EBU CITY The Visayas


Energy Plan, which will provide a detailed strategy on
how to solve the power issues
in the region, is targeted to be launched
by the first week of January, a Depart-

ment of Energy (DOE) official said.


The launch will happen while the
DOE still waits for the next administration before coming up with a more
updated energy plan for 2016 and
onwards.
Energy Undersecretary Loreta
Ayson said on the sidelines of the

on-going 12th Asia Pacific Economic


Cooperation (APEC) Energy Ministers Meeting being held here that the
DOE will try to launch the Visayas
Energy Plan as early as the first week
of January.
We will try to have one big meeting or consultation. We can do one big

meeting. We will start at the end of


December so we can launch the plan
by the first week of January, Ayson
told Business Bulletin.
However, Energy Policy and Planning Bureau (EPPB) Director Jesus
Tamang said may happen later than
that because of the series of consul-

tation that should happen before the


finalization of the plan.
After we review it, we will present
it the entire Visayas region for consultation, Tamang said. More likely, in
this kind of timing, it should happen
within the first quarter

of next year.

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News In Brief
P/$ rate closes
at P45.80/$1
The peso exchange
rate closed higher
at P45.80 to the US
dollar yesterday at the
Philippine Dealing &
Exchange Corp. (PDEx) from P45.87 last
Friday. The weighted average rate appreciated to P45.867 from P45.926. Total
volume amounted $773.05 million.

Local shares
slightly higher
Local shares advanced some more yesterday lifting the benchmark Philippine Stock
Exchange index (PSEi) to finish above the
7,150-mark affecting gaining 11.38 points
or 0.16 percent. All sectoral indices gained,
except for property. Trading volume was
moderate with 1.94 billion shares valued
at P5.8 billion changing hands. Gainers
swamped losers, 120-72, with 32 issues
unchanged

Diesel prices up
by P0.70 per liter
The price of socially sensitive diesel will be
raised starting today, according to the pricing advisory of the oil industry players.
The first to announce its pricing adjustment
was Eastern Petroleum Corporation, noting
that such was due to climb in global prices.
The oil firm said its price increase at the
pumps would be effective 7:00am on Tuesday (October 13). The other oil companies
have yet to send their advisories, but it is
expected that they will follow the lead of
their industry competitor. The latest price
adjustments reflect the uptrend in world oil
prices at the close of last weeks trading,
Eastern Petroleum has noted. It added
that based on analysts assessments, the
market remains to have a glut in petroleum
products, hence, the upward pricing trajectory may not necessarily last long. Industry
experts even note that it would take time
for oil supply and demand to rebalance,
and global demand for energy is seen to
grow by a third over the next 20 years, the
oil company added. (MMV)

Market and
Investment

0.16%

Philippine Stock Exchange

PSEi: 7,150.29 (+11.38% pts)


Value: R5.805 billion
Volume: 1.939 billion shares
Gainers: 120; Losers: 72
Unchanged: 32
Composite Index (September/October)

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How important
is tourism to the
Philippine economy?

business
option

BSP GOVERNOR TETANGCO LEADS THE G-24/AFI POLICYMAKERS ROUNDTABLE IN LIMA The Intergovernmental Group of
Twenty-Four (G-24) and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) jointly hosted a roundtable on financial inclusion during
the IMF/World Bank Group Annual Meetings held on 7 October 2015 in Lima, Peru. The meeting focused on stemming the
tide of de-risking whereby global banks are terminating or severely restricting relationships with certain clients such
as money transfer operators/remittance companies. Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. (right) chaired the roundtable
discussion on understanding the extent, drivers and impact of de-risking and the on-going initiatives of international
organizations to better understand this phenomenon. G-24/AFI members shared the negative impact of de-risking
in their respective jurisdictions and agreed that a concerted international effort should be pursued to address this
alarming trend.

Exporters warn of more costs,


delays in pre-shipment inspection
By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT

xporters have reiterated its


concerns on the proposed
pre-shipment inspection
(PIS) for Philippine-bound
containerized cargoes stressing this
will only create unnecessary import
costs and delays in shipments once
implemented.
Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) President
Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. raised this position
amid calls for the revival of the PIS and
its inclusion in the proposed Customs
Modernization and Tariff Act. PIS is
supposed to eliminate x-ray and other
inspections at the port of destination if
already done at the port of loading.
"In the context of the ports in Manila, the disadvantage multiplies, in that
importers will also have to suffer from
delays and extra costs due to traffic,
demurrage and trucking," Ortiz said.
An advocacy group led by former
Customs Commissioner Titus Villanueva has strong urged for the revival
of the comprehensive of pre-shipment
inspection scheme of the countrys
imports to help stamp out corruption
at the countrys port of entry.
If ever it gets implemented, OrtizLuis said the cost should not be more
than that of the x-ray inspection fee
which is being replaced by the PIS.

But what is also worrisome is that


the PIS is no longer being used in developed countries and is applied only in
less developing countries, he added.
"This gives us a signal that this is no
longer best practice and casts doubts
on the willingness of our countrysuppliers to install the facilities and
equipment to handle our requirement
for PIS," he added.
PhilExport also urged that the PIS
policy can be implemented on a voluntary basis "as the importer sees it fit for
his operations and competitiveness."
For its part, the Port Users Confederation Inc. (PUC) believed that the
proposed program on PSI is a revenue
or tax measure without legislative
authorization.
"The penalties imposable are not
authorized by any statute. The exemption lists violate the equal protection
clause," it said.
Villanueva who pushed for the PSI
implementation said that its implementation is according to the proponents
of the PSI.
The recommendation by Villanuevas group has been adopted by the
advocacy group Penpower for Democracy and Good Governance (PDGG)
to solve graft and corruption at the
Bureau of Customs.
Villanueva pointed out that the
Comprehensive Import Supervision

Scheme (CISS) was successfully implemented in 1986 but was discontinued


in 2000 allegedly in the guise of being
costly.
Under the CISS, Villanueva said, a
foreign supervisor, for a limited period
of time, determines the value and classification of imports in the exporting
country before they are shipped to the
Philippines but the program should
apply only to those questionable track
records which comprise about 20 percent only of the total importation of the
Philippines.
The reason for the limited coverage
is to erase the cause why CISS was prematurely terminated in 2000.
A strong political will on the part of
the President is the key to the success
of this reform program, Villanueva
stressed.
Also, the PDGG welcomed the
reduction to four days the processing
of release of cargoes at the BOC but
has called for the modification of the
Selectivity System (SS).
The former Commissioner strongly
suggests that imports of legitimate importers be delivered to the consignees
upon arrival to the pier without passing
Customs since under the SS program,
cargoes of these legitimate importers
are under existing procedure exempt
from documentary checks and physical
examination of their cargoes.

ZOILO P.
DEJARESCO III

orld tourism and travel is


big business with a value
of US$7.6 trillion or 10%
of the worlds entire GDP
(Gross Domestic Product) employing
277 million people worldwide.
The Philippines is ranked by the
World and Trade Tourism Council
as No.67 of 184 nations, indicating
that tourism is a major force in PHs
economy as well. The same council
said foreign visitors spent P256-billion
in 2014 here representing 69% of the
countrys total dollar earnings while
the P533-billion value is 4.2% of the
countrys GDP.
Meantime, Department of Tourism
Secretary Ramon Jimenez claims that
country generated a tourismrelated
income of US$ 5 billion from foreign
tourists and P1 trillion from domestic
visitors in 2014. He projects that next
years foreign figures should tally
US$6 billion and anything beyond that
is already a major breakthrough for
the country.
The country had already given up its
ambitious target of 10 million tourists in
2016 (content with just 6 million ) but
focused instead on revenues generated
which is a function of the number of
days a tourist stays and the average
expenditure he makes while here.
Tourism directly employs 4.9 million Filipinos representing about 11%
of the total work force not counting the
indirect workers in the food and drink
suppliers to the industry. Thus, tourism
is the fifth largest employer industry.
According to Jimenez, tourism is also
the third largest dollar earning industry, next to the BPO (business process
outsourcing) which the country now
lords over globally eclipsing erstwhile
leader India.
The Philippine Statistical Authority,
on the other hand, has another method
of measuring tourisms contribution
via the (TDGVA) Total Direct Gross
Value Added measurement versus the
GDP. In 2014, this TDGVA from foreign
receipts was at US$20.7 billion from
foreign tourists and P983 billion for local tourists reflecting direct tourism
value added and the wider effects of
foreign investment, the supply chain
and induced income impact".
At 14% increase from 2013 levels,

this represents 7.8% of GDP, according to the PSA. The contributions


came from accommodation (32%),
shopping (15.6%), miscellaneous
(15%), transportation (13%) entertainment and recreation (10%), travel
agents and tour operators (8%), and
food and beverage only a low (4.7%).
Government has responded in
kind. The 2016 budget for tourism is
P3.6 billion which is 44% higher than
2013s P2.5 billion, in fact, the government had already invested a total of
P54 billion in tourism-related roads
under the aegis of the Aquino administration. The Tourism Department
has a separate Road Budget which
it implements in coordination with
the DPWH (Department of Public
Works and Highways), according to
the DOT chief.
He has always said Its More
fun in the Philippines and it partly
because of its friendly, caring and
English-speaking Filipinos. The
Philippines, is the people , its people
are the Philippines" Jimenez said
and that many in the Philippines
will work without pay if it means
bringing tourists to their respective
places.
Finally, the Philippines also
prides itself with the Eco-Tourism
and Medical Tourism sub-sectors in
the industry.
Ecotourism is buttressed by the
fact that the country has been named
among the Top 25 nations with the
most bio-diversified species of fauna
and fora. Of the 30 million hectares of
land. 15.8 million are tropical forests.
Its 7,101 islands have 586 bird species. 180 mammals and 293 reptiles
and amphibians. 67% of which, scientists claim are not found anywhere
else in the world. And many more
are still being discovered.
Medical tourism, on the other
hand, is here in the presence of
high quality, cost effective health
care centers and hospital, the best
of which can be at par with the best
in the world added to the unique
caring attitude of Filipino medical
practitioners and their associates.
Given our natural assets bequeathed by Mother Nature and a
people as if born to play hosts to visitors all year long, Philippine Tourism
will be a major asset in the countrys
economic balance sheet over the
long haul.
***
(Bingo Dejaresco a former
banker, is a financial consultant,
media practitioner and political
strategist. A Finex Life Member, his
views are his personally and do not
necessarily reflect those of Finex.
He can be reached at dejarescobingo@yahoo.com)

Isuzu sales grow 70%


on-year in first 9 months
The Department of Trade and Industry-IX had conducted ZAMPEX 2015 or the Zamboanga peninsula exposition on October
8-11, 2015 at the Convention Center, Garden Orchid, Zamboanga City whose objective is to create opportunities for the
MSME's for market expansion, both local and export. Products displayed were natural food products, gift and house
wares, decors, apparel, furniture among others. Shown during the opening ceremonies are (from left):Robert M. Young,
President/Chairman of Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (FOBAP); Sitti Amina M. Jain, DTI Regional Director;
Rafaelita M. Aldaba, Board of Investments assistant secretary; and Glenn G. Penaranda, Embassy of the Philippines
Trade and Investment Commercial Counsellor.

PHs first Bus Rapid Transit system


in Cebu given P1.3B in 2016 budget
The country s first Bus Rapid
Transit (BRT) system will get P1.3
billion in funding next year, Cebu Rep.
Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. said over the
weekend.
The allocation for the Cebu BRT
project is among the items in the 2016
budget of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC)
for motor vehicle traffic decongestion,
according to Gullas, a member of the
House committee on public works and
highways.
The funding will be used to put up
the infrastructure as well as facilities
required for the BRT, including the
exclusive bus lanes and stations, Gullas said.
Part of the money will also be used

to pay for the costs of right of way acquisition and detailed engineering design,
among others, he added.
With the funding, the lawmaker
said the system should be on track for
completion by the first quarter of 2018.
The project is patterned after tested
BRT models in Seoul, South Korea and
Guangzhou, China.
Outside Cebu, the DOTC has also
allotted an initial P208 million next year
for BRT systems in Metro Manila
along EDSA and Quezon Avenue.
In April, the DOTC awarded the
detailed engineering design and construction supervision contract for the
Cebu BRT to South Koreas Kunhwa
Engineering & Consulting Co. Ltd.
As envisioned, the Cebu BRT will

involve 176 buses running one after the


other via 16 kilometers of segregated
lanes from Barangay Bulacao Pardo in
Cebu Citys south district to Barangay
Talamban in the north district, with a
link to the South Road Properties.
Each bus will run at an average
speed of 26 kilometers per hour and
drop by 33 stations, with a bus arriving
at each station every five minutes. The
private sector will operate the buses.
Once fully operational, the BRT is
projected to serve some 330,000 passengers every day.
We want the BRT to succeed in providing Cebuanos an easier public transport system, and in alleviating Metro
Cebus traffic jams, Gullas said.
However, we also want the DOTC

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC)


reported yesterday that its sales in the
first 9 months of the year jumped 70
percent compared to the same period
in 2014 due to the outstanding performance posted by its SUV model.
Based on the combined report released by the Chamber of Automotive
Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc.
(CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers
Association (TMA), IPC sold 16,326 units
from January to September, cornering
8-percent of the countrys commercial
vehicle market. In comparison, the
company delivered 9,963 units during
the same months in 2014.
The increase in IPCs sales in
the first nine months of 2015 is a clear
indicator of the brands stellar performance this year, said IPC President
Hajime Koso. In the coming months,
we expect the companys performance
to even improve as sales will likely be
boosted by the increase in consumer
spending during holiday season, as well
as several economic factors that might
spike market confidence, he adds.
Propelling IPCs market position
is the sales of its SUV model. From
January to September, the company
reportedly sold 8,068 units of the Isuzu
mu-X making it the top-selling model of
Isuzu in the country.
Likewise, Isuzus Category III N-

Series light-duty trucks, which have led


the segment for 16 consecutive years, is
set to top again as it sold 2,187 units in
from January to September commanding a 61-percent market share.
As for the other Isuzu commercial
vehicles, the D-MAX pickup sold 2,220
units, Crosswind AUV 3,029, Category
IV trucks and buses with 913 and
Category V heavy-duty trucks with
155 units from January to September
this year. The increase in sales of their
heavy-duty truck is due to the introduction of their new C&E Series trucks in
the market.
IPC cited that the positive results
could be accounted for the companys
known strengths that have continuously
appealed to and have earned the trust of
Filipino consumers through the years.
Isuzu models have built a solid reputation in diesel technology, reliability,
durability and fuel efficiency. Isuzu also
strongly upholds the importance of fast
and efficient after-sales service which
the company assures to be readily available nationwide.
Expecting yet another recordbreaking sale this year, Isuzu vows to
continue to support the local manufacturing with majority of its model
being locally assembled in its worldclass manufacturing facility in Bian,
Laguna.

to push this early for an elevated light


rail project, which is the best strategy
to assure Cebuanos a truly fast and reliable mode of mass transport, he said.
Gullas is author of House Bill 1338,

which seeks to establish the Cebu Light


Rail Transit System (LRT) for operation
in Metro Cebu. The bill was first filed by
his grandfather, former Rep. Eduardo
Gullas, in the previous Congress.

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On bilateral power supply contracting

DOE weighs forward policy options


By MYRNA M. VELASCO

he Department of Energy
(DOE) is weighing its next
policy proposition on bilateral
power supply contracting in
view of proposals to adopt a competitive
selection process (CSP) in the capacity
procurement of distribution utilities.
In an interview with reporters, DOE
director Mylene Capongcol noted that
such policy decision would be among
those that they will lay down on the
scheduled release of the implementing
guidelines of the CSP scheme toward

month-end.
For the succeeding bilateral contracts, including those that have already
been negotiated and signed but not yet
filed with the ERC (Energy Regulatory
Commission), we have to decide how to
treat them, the energy official said.
She indicated that one option they
are looking at would be to direct the
negotiating parties to revert the supply
pacts to CSP. Nevertheless, that has
been stirring intense degree of opposition from some distribution utilities and
other stakeholders.
For the bilaterally negotiated con-

tracts already filed with the ERC or


would be filed before October 27, we can
already accept them, Capongcol said.
She explained that the contentious
point of discussion is on those contracts
that are still under negotiations between
the DUs and generation companies.
Industry players have averred
though that the department must decide
rationally on its policy recourse because
it would have wider implication on the industrys overall business environment.
Typically, the generation companies
entering into bilateral contracts already
had their financial closing and effec-

tively tapped their engineering,


procurement and construction
(EPC) contractor thus, their
responsibility is not just latching
on with the off-taker DU at that
stage.
The repercussion, on a more
comprehensive scale, would extend to the lenders and the overall
policy terrain of the electric power
industry.
Reneging on an already negotiated contract just to revert to
CSP because it was not filed yet
with the ERC prior to policy change

could send jitters to the lending community, it was noted.

SM reopens 2 Cherry
Fooderama branches
By JAMES A. LOYOLA

SSS TAPS POINTWEST Shown shaking hands after signing the contract are SSS President and CEO Emilio S. de Quiroz Jr.
and Pointwest President Maria Christina G. Coronel. With them are Pointwest senior executive for business development
Rene B. Quizon (left) and SSS senior VP for information technology management group (ITMG) Joel A. Layson.

SSS taps Pointwest for PESO program


The Social Security System (SSS)
has brought on board Pointwest Technologies Corporation, a leading fully
Filipino-owned IT company, to make
one of the agencys core projects more
accessible to its members.
In 2014, the SSS unveiled its Personal Equity and Saving Option (PESO)
Fund. The PESO Fund aims to give Filipino workers, whether here or abroad,
more options to prepare for the future
through a voluntary provident fund.
Through this program, members
who have the capacity to contribute
more are given the opportunity to save
more in order to receive additional
benefits in the future.
For now, however, SSS members
can only avail themselves of the PESO
Fund by personally appearing at select
SSS branches. Enrollment in all SSS
branches nationwide plus online enrollment are still in the pipeline.
To speed up the process and to
bring the whole project into the digital
age, SSS tapped Pointwest to build an
application that seamlessly integrates
the PESO Fund online enrollment into
the system of the SSS, particularly its
member database. This would allow
SSS members to enroll their PESO

Fund to My SSS.
The agreement was signed by SSS
President and CEO Emilio de Quiros
Jr., SSS Senior Vice President for Information Technology Management
Group (ITMG) Joel Layson, Pointwest
President Maria Christina Coronel and
Pointwest Senior Executive for Business Development Rene Quizon.
Through My SSS, members only
have to register for their PESO Fund
once. After which they can make
requests and check their accounts
online.
Pointwest is well aware that were
talking about peoples life savings here,
about building a better future. So were
helping the SSS make sure the system
is as reliable as can be, Rhea Latoga,
Pointwest Senior Leader in charge of
the project said.
The PESO Fund is one of several
projects Pointwest is doing with the
Philippine government. Pointwest
views public-private partnerships as
a way to deliver public services efficiently.
One of the companys most successful public-private partnerships is
with the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, or Project NOAH,

the disaster monitoring and hazards


response unit of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Pointwest developed the mobile
app Arko, an extreme weather and
flood hazards monitoring app for use
by Project NOAH. Arko was the first
Filipino-made app to win in the prestigious World Summit Awards for Mobile
in 2014, and took the Best Philippinemade Mobile App of the Year Award in
the 2015 International ICT Awards, the
first for the new category. It is also in
the top three of the Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) Category of the
2015 ASEAN ICT Awards. The app is
free for download for both iOS and Android mobile devices.
Since its founding in 2003, Pointwest
has been providing top Fortune 500
companies with world-class IT services,
from mobile applications to entire IT
backbone systems. The company has
received recognition for the quality of
its work, from winning the Innovation
award in the first ever ASEAN Business
Awards Philippines in 2014 to doing
a two peat as Best Filipino-Owned
Company of the Year in the International ICT Awards Philippines (2014
and 2015).

Sun launches new postpaid plan


Barely two weeks after launching
its newest Postpaid Plan 599, Sun,
the mobile brand of PLDT subsidiary Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc.
(DMPI), has posted over 100% increase
in average daily sales versus previous
year-to-date average.
We are glad that Filipinos are seeing Sun as the mobile brand that gives
them the best value for their money,
remarked Joel Lumanlan, Vice President for Postpaid Marketing at Sun.
Even loyal Sun subscribers are deciding to stick with us because of these
new offers. Existing subscribers who
chose Plan 599 actually increased by
more than 50% in September compared
with the previous month, he added.
Suns Postpaid Plan 599 offers
unlimited calls and texts to Sun, 400
texts to other networks, 400MB data
per month, as well as a free Android
smartphone and Samsung 3V tablet
with every subscription.
This is a significantly better mobile
offer compared with other products in
the market, which only offer unlimited
calls and texts to the same network,
fewer data allocation, and only a free
phone at the same price point.
The significant growth of the segment can be attributed to Suns positioning as a brand that champions
best-value choices for Filipinos, in a
campaign launched in the middle of
the year.
We are determined to grow our
postpaid business further this year to
cement the PLDT Groups lead in this
segment. Lumanlan added.

Smart Communications, another


PLDT wireless subsidiary, and Sun
signed up over 253,000 new subscribers for the first half of the year, or four
times the number of new subscribers
of the competition, as a result of improved brand positioning, and attractively bundled digital offerings.

Smart Postpaid and Sun


grew the Groups combined
postpaid cellular subscriber
base by 18% year-on-year to
over 3 million, versus the
competitions 2.3 million
during the same period.
(EVA)

SM Investments Corporation,
through SM Retail, Inc., is reopening
two branches of pioneering supermarket chain Cherry Fooderama this week
after completing renovations.
In a statement, SM said Cherry
Shaw and Cherry Congressional are reopening their doors on October 13 and
October 15, 2015, respectively, with a
renewed enthusiasm to serve.
Earlier this year, SM acquired a
majority stake in the chain from the
Ong family and closed the two operating branches, Cherry Fooderama
Antipolo and Cherry Fooderama Congressional. Cherry Fooderama had yet
to reopen after selling its original site
to S&R Membership Shopping.
Having served as main grocery
stores for residents within their areas
for decades, the two Cherry stores
have established close ties with their
loyal shoppers.
Now looking refreshed and a bit
more modernized, loyal Cherry shoppers will be glad to see their favorite
markets looking better than ever while
still keeping the classic Cherry feel,
said SM.
Cherry Foodarama Shaw and Congressional, under the management of
SM Markets, now offer more products
and services aligned to their commitment to deliver world class shopping
at everyday affordable prices.

As it has always been, Cherry


Shaw and Congressional offer, not
only food and grocery items but also,
a few clothes, toys, and home improvements.
Now, following the footsteps of SM
Markets, Cherry Shaw and Congressional have wider offerings of fresh
fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry,
seafood, and more. They also have new
assortments of groceries featuring
a healthy mix of imported and local
favorites.
The stores also have appliances,
furniture, home/kitchen ware, and
more satisfying the needs of every
shopper that walks through their doors
including health and wellness through
Watsons pharmacy. The stores will also
have bills payment counters for added
convenience.
The reopened Cherry stores
promise to deliver excellent customer
service accompanied by a wide range
of products to its shoppers; a formula
that has worked for SM Markets for
three decades, SM said.
The old stores got much-needed
makeovers to keep up with the times
and continue delivering satisfaction to
their loyal customers.
And though their appearance has
changed and they are now part of the
SM Markets family, every visit to Cherry Shaw and Cherry Congressional is
guaranteed to be sweet as cherry just
like the old days, SM said.

LUXE STORE Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L. Domingo (left), together
with his wife Rowena (right), poses with US Ambassador-at-Large for Global
Women's Issues Catherine Russel (center) on September 17, 2015 at the Luxe
Store during the recent APEC Women and Economy 2015 Fora at the Philippine
International Convention Center in Pasay City. Amidst a very competitive global
business landscape, DTI sees that stories of local companies like those at the
Luxe store symbolize the new Philippines, which is emboldened to capture
global attention on its creative and innovative capital.

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PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE


October 12, 2015
52 Weeks
HIGH LOW

STOCKS

PAR
VALUE

2012 PREV
EPS CLOSE

OPEN

HIGH

LOW CLOSE

VOLUME

VALUE

World

October 9, 2015 closings

PE
RATIO

****BANKS****
74.85
124.4
107
51
27.5
100
20.8
45
87.5
125.4
175
54.45
180
122

64.2
90.5
80
40.4
18.02
75
14
23.8
49.5
85
82.5
29.6
119.5
49.8

8.9
3.67
2.55
17
2.95
0.88
361.2
1,620.00
3.4

2.2
1.2
2.11
12.02
1.02
0.35
280.2
1,000.00
2.81

2.36
47
9.13
31.8
109
6.4
310
33.9
12.12
4.89
2.58

1.41
38.45
5.14
21.3
65.3
2.63
250.2
20
6.75
2.95
1.65

2.82
79
135
20.6
17.5
23.15
11.9
1.33
241
70.5
74
35.5
238
3.2
6.09
7.1
0.315
234
1.24
5.28

1.11
40.3
71.55
15.32
9.48
9.28
6.8
0.87
175.5
28
43
17.3
129.5
1.57
3.9
2.88
0.128
166
0.6
4.1

15.3
2.74
11.58
27.55
15.3
12.9
2.2
1.77

7.92
1.15
7.56
11.32
12
5.1
0.8
0.9

300
3.33
2.89
3.45
6.94
4.5

75.1
1.5
1.06
1.83
1.52
1

65.8
8.88
4.18
3.4
36

38
5.01
0.43
1.91
11.46

3.28

1.55

0.53
823.5
59.2
27.95
7.36
2
3.4
9.78
75.7
4.92
3.75
3.84
0.66
1,455.00
7.5
76
6.5
0.89
9.25
16.98
0.7
8.65
5.53
0.067
2.54
1.68
3
1.48
310
974
81
1.19
3.2
128.1
0.71
0.435
0.455

0.385
648.5
48.1
15.16
6.01
1
0.22
6.35
10.4
2.26
2.73
2.85
0.173
1,004.00
5.5
53.9
2.88
0.53
5.14
9.79
0.47
4.5
4.2
0.028
0.62
1.08
2.26
1.1
135.1
751
43.5
0.61
2.07
63
0.222
0.161
0.2

41.4
1.72
5.25
1.26
0.177
5.59
1.3
0.59
25.9
1.02
0.27
2.1
1.97
10.5
1.8
5.94
0.178
9.44
31.8
0.64
2.29
4.9
1.02
22.5
8.49
1.75
8.59

31.3
1.03
2.92
0.55
0.098
4.6
0.55
0.38
7.2
0.73
0.159
1.42
1
6
1.2
3.76
0.076
2.69
22.7
0.37
1.4
3.02
0.64
15.72
4.1
0.65
4.89

66
7.64
0.81

42
5.95
0.55

2,720.00
5
3,292.00

1,601.00
1.91
2,124.00

7.4
10
0.82
2.28
5.15
0.475
0.82
2.39
22.9
4.15

4
3.01
0.138
1.2
1.98
0.27
0.4
1.4
5
1.14

11.6
99.5
119.5
2.53
6.21
1.97

2.03
65.5
73.25
0.77
3
1.1

1.44
0.123
0.49

1
0.052
0.165

12
1,250.00
12.5
0.82

8
830
9.8
0.455

30

20.5

67.3
69.45
67.2
69.45
7,300
504,211
108.6
109
105.8
106.5
1,679,610
179,053,623
84.5
84.5
83.8
84
1,190,270
100,089,861
41
41.1
41
41.05
104,800
4,298,730
19.64
19.9
19.6
19.6
130,800
2,567,738
83.9
85.5
83.75
85.5
2,169,300 183,241,482.50
18.4
18.4
17.8
17.82
300,700
5,376,194
25
25
25
25
5,000
125,000
54.2
54.2
52.05
52.05
242,930
12,749,888
108.1
108.1
108
108.1
4,260
460,343
124
124
124
124
20
2,480
30.45
32.2
30.45
30.75
98,500
3,032,205
144.5
148
144.5
146.8
483,340
70,972,211
55.5
55.5
54.3
54.3
970
52,815

**** OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
****
**** OTHER
FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
****

1.00
0.13
2.6
2.69
2.75
2.55
2.69
39,000
103,770
AG FINANCE
0.55 -0.00009
1.24
1.33
1.43
1.33
1.43
211,000
292,680
BRIGHT KINDLE
1.00
0.23
2.45
2.35
2.38
2.35
2.38
65,000
152,810
BDO LEASING
1.00
0.56
15.6
15.6
15.6
15.4
15.6
2,300
35,760
COL FINANCIAL
1.00
0.02
1.84
1.9
1.9
1.72
1.72
50,000
88,200
IREMIT
1.00
-0.01
0.61
0.63
0.73
0.62
0.65
14,627,000
9,946,660
MEDCO HLDG
1.00
11.81
296
296.2
296.2
295
295
300
88,742
PHIL STOCK EXCH
0.00
115.81
1,510.00
1,510
1,520
1,505
1,520
110
166,125
SUN LIFE
1.00
0.26
2.99
3.15
3.15
3.15
3.15
1,000
3,150
VANTAGE

**** ELECTRICITY, ENERGY,
POWER & WATER **** ENERGY, POWER
**** ELECTRICITY,
&
WATER
****


1.00
0.06
1.67
1.69
1.76
1.64
1.65
479,000
804,890
ALSONS CONS
1.00
2.27
43.5
43.55
43.55
42.85
43.2
2,248,800
97,083,025
ABOITIZ POWER
1.00
0.62
6.1
6.19
6.4
6.1
6.39
17,573,200
111,144,048
ENERGY DEVT
1.00
0.05
23.4
24
24.75
23.7
24.65
3,543,300
86,920,175
FIRST GEN
10.00
10.1
67
68
69
67.5
67.5
156,620
10,663,070
FIRST PHIL HLDG
1.00
0.19
3.7
3.7
4.35
3.7
4.35
6,000
23,140
PHIL H2O
10.00
16.02
301.2
302
305
302
303
372,630
113,024,124
MERALCO
1.00
2.36
23
22.95
23.3
22.95
23.15
1,163,100
26,950,255
MANILA WATER
1.00
-0.15
7.1
7.19
7.49
7.12
7.34
1,132,300
8,300,773
PETRON
1.00
0.4
3.55
3.6
3.65
3.6
3.65
44,000
159,950
PHX PETROLEUM
1.00
0.04
1.93
1.93
2.03
1.93
2.03
10,801,000
21,619,540
TA OIL

**** FOOD, BEVERAGE & TOBACCO
**** ****
FOOD, BEVERAGE &
TOBACCO ****

1.00
-2.01
1.53
1.53
1.54
1.5
1.5
6,000
9,170
AGRINURTURE
10.00
2.99
51.2
51.2
53.6
51.2
53.6
430
22,976
BOGO MEDELLIN
10.00
4.29
83.15
83.2
83.2
83.2
83.2
170
14,144
CNTRL AZUCARERA
1.00
0.76
16.82
16.86
16.86
16.8
16.8
1,748,600
29,435,906
CENTURY FOOD
0.01
1.24
10.2
10
10.14
9.95
10.14
108,700
1,091,194
DEL MONTE
1.00
0.76
10.3
10.34
10.62
10.26
10.3
3,898,300
40,297,602
DNL INDUS
1.00
0.41
7.5
7.7
7.83
7.41
7.5
1,618,900
12,179,488
EMPERADOR
1.00
-0.01
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9
0.9
70,000
63,000
ALLIANCE SELECT
1.00
5.08
197.4
197.4
200
197.4
200
440,370
87,536,176
JOLLIBEE
10.00
7.46
31.25
32
32
32
32
300
9,600
LIBERTY FLOUR
1.00
1.62
46.85
46
47
45
45
22,000
1,013,075
MACAY HLDG
1.00
-0.05
22.5
22.15
22.8
22.15
22.8
124,200
2,813,525
MAXS GROUP
10.00
16.11
140
140
140
139
140
5,410
757,343
PUREFOODS
1.00
1.18
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1
3.1
30,000
93,000
ROXAS AND CO
1.00
0.25
4.01
4.01
4.03
4
4.01
3,601,000
14,440,390
RFM CORP
1.00
0.67
5.5
5.2
5.2
5
5
22,000
111,150
ROXAS HLDG
1.00
-0.003
0.149
0.149
0.152
0.148
0.15
2,180,000
323,680
SWIFT FOODS
1.00
5.3
195
196.5
196.5
193.4
194
717,010
139,099,043
UNIV ROBINA
1.00
0.21
0.68
0.67
0.74
0.67
0.69
3,979,000
2,831,400
VITARICH
1.00
0.4
4.77
4.76
4.8
4.7
4.75
53,000
253,230
VICTORIAS

**** CONSTRUCTION,
INFRASTRUCTURE
& ALLIED SERVICES
****
**** CONSTRUCTION,
INFRASTRUCTURE & ALLIED
SERVICES ****

1.00
-0.01
12.2
12.2
13.48
12.2
12.9
25,900
338,448
ASIABEST GROUP
0.02
-0.002
2
2.09
2.17
1.93
1.94
13,489,000
27,466,090
DAVINCI CAPITAL
1.00
0.89
7.85
7.9
7.98
7.9
7.92
40,900
324,017
EEI CORP
1.00
-0.38
12
12
12.28
12
12.28
2,700
32,988
FED RESOURCES
1.00
0.8
13
13
13
13
13
11,900
154,700
HOLCIM
1.00
0.34
5.53
5.62
5.62
5.53
5.54
8,800
49,033
MEGAWIDE
1.00
-0.23
1.38
1.49
1.5
1.38
1.38
620,000
895,500
TKC STEEL
1.00
-0.01
1.28
1.31
1.33
1.23
1.29
1,352,000
1,732,840
VULCAN INDL

**** CHEMICALS ****
**** CHEMICALS
****

10.00
-9.9
97.05
105
105
105
105
20
2,100
CHEMPHIL
0.00
1
2.45
2.39
2.47
2.38
2.46
1,123,000
2,720,840
CROWN ASIA
1.00
0.05
1.82
1.75
1.75
1.75
1.75
11,000
19,250
EUROMED
1.00
-0.01
2.1
2.25
2.25
2
2
21,000
42,900
LMG CHEMICALS
1.00
0.12
3.05
3.08
3.5
3.08
3.09
30,000
93,620
MABUHAY VINYL
1.00
0.15
2.35
2.37
2.45
2.25
2.3
426,000
995,780
PRYCE CORP

**** ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
& EQUIPMENT ****
**** ELECTRICAL
COMPONENTS
& EQUIPMENT ****


1.00
1.88
42
42
42
41.65
41.65
371,000
15,579,900
CONCEPCION
1.00
0.75
5.98
6.16
6.21
6.02
6.1
534,900
3,274,919
INTEGRATED MICR
1.00
0.05
2.85
2.65
2.72
2.3
2.31
22,590,000
54,972,460
IONICS
1.00
0.39
2.1
2.13
2.13
1.99
2.01
417,000
842,020
PHX SEMICNDCTR
1.00
0.89
25.1
24.5
26.5
24.1
26.5
440,100
11,100,500
CIRTEK HLDG

**** OTHER INDUSTRIALS ****
**** OTHER INDUSTRIALS
****


1.00
0.02
2.3
2.3
2.45
2.28
2.38
642,000
1,485,660
SPLASH CORP

**** HOLDING FIRMS ****
**** HOLDING FIRMS
****


1.00
0.05
0.425
0.42
0.42
0.42
0.42
30,000
12,600
ABACORE CAPITAL
50.00
29.83
775
774.5
775
770
775
130,410
100,946,165
AYALA CORP
1.00
3.32
57.5
58.2
58.4
57.35
57.5
1,734,780 99,852,299.50
ABOITIZ EQUITY
1.00
1.31
18.46
18.54
18.76
18.18
18.5
9,575,700
176,491,866
ALLIANCE GLOBAL
1.00
1.63
6.6
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5
4,600
29,900
ANSCOR
1.00
0.31
1.12
1.12
1.12
1.06
1.06
12,000
13,380
ANGLO PHIL HLDG
1.00
1.03
0.25
0.25
0.25
0.245
0.245
470,000
117,200
ATN HLDG A
1.00
0.54
6.79
7.23
7.28
7.16
7.16
573,000
4,141,664
COSCO CAPITAL
1.00
0.81
12.6
12.6
12.92
12.6
12.84
5,297,400
68,022,214
DMCI HLDG
1.00
0.4
4.08
3.91
4.08
3.91
4
1,071,000
4,193,850
FILINVEST DEV
1.00
0.2
3.1
3.6
5.02
3.6
4
295,000
1,169,310
FJ PRINCE A
1.00
0.2
2.87
3.79
4.3
3.79
4.3
58,000
229,870
FJ PRINCE B
1.00
-0.02
0.26
0.255
0.27
0.255
0.27
580,000
153,750
FORUM PACIFIC
10.00
52.51
1,371.00
1,375
1,376
1,322
1,350
173,055
233,877,210
GT CAPITAL
1.50
2.01
5.78
5.79
5.8
5.79
5.8
16,400
94,968
HOUSE OF INV
1.00
2.6
70.5
71.15
72.1
70.8
71.5
1,898,760 135,223,355.50
JG SUMMIT
1.00
0.35
3.69
3.7
4.55
3.7
4.2
12,000
47,680
JOLLIVILLE HLDG
0.10
-0.003
0.83
0.88
0.89
0.84
0.86
3,344,000
2,930,590
LODESTAR
1.00
0.88
5.95
6.02
6.23
6
6.2
4,359,600
26,642,888
LOPEZ HLDG
1.00
0.41
11.58
11.6
11.6
11.32
11.46
4,550,600
52,480,004
LT GROUP
1.00
0.05
0.52
0.54
0.54
0.54
0.54
40,000
21,600
MABUHAY HLDG
1.00
0.09
8.65
8.64
8.64
8.42
8.49
1,587,100
13,483,601
MINERALES IND
1.00
0.31
5.21
5.21
5.29
5.08
5.15
20,895,600
107,621,973
METRO PAC INV
0.01 -0.00003
0.036
0.037
0.038
0.035
0.035 195,900,000
6,925,300
PACIFICA
1.00
0.09
1.94
1.94
1.98
1.92
1.92
1,891,000
3,657,280
PRIME ORION
1.00
0.01
1.25
1.24
1.4
1.22
1.23
59,000
76,920
PRIME MEDIA
1.00
0.2
2.83
2.84
2.85
2.84
2.85
11,000
31,250
REPUBLIC GLASS
1.00
0.07
1.22
1.22
1.31
1.21
1.25
807,000
1,013,190
SOLID GROUP
1.00
-0.14
188
188
188
188
188
60
11,280
SYNERGY GRID
10.00
35.66
878
879
884
873
884
177,580
156,139,510
SM INVESTMENTS
5.00
3.61
49.95
49
49
47.75
47.75
376,800
18,132,850
SAN MIGUEL CORP
1.00
-0.04
0.75
0.77
0.77
0.77
0.77
2,000
1,540
SOC RESOURCES
1.00
0.02
2.87
2.7
2.7
2.69
2.69
10,000
26,920
SEAFRONT RES
1.00
10.17
90.6
90
94.8
87.5
94.8
85,260
7,835,318.50
TOP FRONTIER
1.00
-0.002
0.34
0.345
0.365
0.34
0.35
10,350,000
3,673,350
UNIOIL HLDG
1.00
-0.01
0.217
0.217
0.225
0.216
0.224
300,000
65,870
WELLEX INDUS
1.00
-0.0003
0.25
0.249
0.25
0.249
0.25
460,000
114,790
ZEUS HLDG

**** PROPERTY ****
**** PROPERTY
****

1.00
1.05
37.6
37.55
37.55
36.4
36.8
6,192,100
227,373,885
AYALA LAND
1.00
0.04
1.15
1.19
1.19
1.19
1.19
11,000
13,090
ARANETA PROP
1.00
0.22
3.06
3.07
3.15
3.06
3.08
1,751,000
5,421,560
BELLE CORP
1.00
0.001
0.67
0.67
0.68
0.63
0.63
848,000
547,050
A BROWN
0.10
0.001
0.112
0.114
0.114
0.11
0.112
6,120,000
686,290
CROWN EQUITIES
1.00
0.28
5
5
5.03
5
5.03
36,000
180,892
CEBU HLDG
0.53
0.19
0.63
0.64
0.64
0.61
0.62
4,724,000
2,947,160
CENTURY PROP
1.00
-0.04
0.43
0.435
0.435
0.43
0.43
910,000
394,250
CYBER BAY
0.10
0.28
20.3
20
20.75
20
20.6
1,630,600
33,397,645
DOUBLEDRAGON
1.00
0.03
0.93
0.95
0.95
0.93
0.93
3,476,000
3,238,800
EMPIRE EAST
1.00
0.03
0.163
0.162
0.162
0.162
0.162
100,000
16,200
EVER GOTESCO
1.00
0.19
1.73
1.79
1.79
1.73
1.78
14,430,000
25,556,980
FILINVEST LAND
1.00
0.07
1.17
1.23
1.31
1.21
1.23
19,259,000
24,153,650
GLOBAL ESTATE
1.50
0.62
6.43
6.43
6.45
6.39
6.39
1,046,700
6,699,941
8990 HLDG
1.00
0.05
1.28
1.28
1.35
1.28
1.34
649,000
840,830
IRC PROP
1.00
0.67
4.75
4.79
4.85
4.58
4.6
24,785,000
116,002,760
MEGAWORLD
0.20
-0.01
0.085
0.084
0.085
0.083
0.085
830,000
69,710
MRC ALLIED
1.00
0.01
7.7
7.85
7.98
7.85
7.85
105,600
834,259
PRIMEX CORP
1.00
1.16
29
29
29.35
28.75
29
3,032,300
87,921,435
ROBINSONS LAND
1.00
0.02
0.385
0.42
0.42
0.42
0.42
30,000
12,600
PHIL REALTY
1.00
0.26
1.6
1.58
1.58
1.56
1.56
164,000
257,640
ROCKWELL
1.00
0.57
3.18
3.15
3.15
3.15
3.15
9,000
28,350
SHANG PROP
1.00
0.07
0.73
0.73
0.74
0.73
0.73
800,000
585,000
STA LUCIA LAND
1.00
0.66
21.65
21.65
22
21.4
21.85
6,201,900
135,117,135
SM PRIME HLDG
1.00
0.05
8.17
8.17
8.18
8.17
8.18
13,700
112,037
STARMALLS
1.00
0.01
1.3
1.27
1.38
1.11
1.24
26,008,000
31,952,250
SUNTRUST HOME
1.00
0.67
5.18
5.22
5.5
5.18
5.5
7,783,300
42,325,818
VISTA LAND
**** MEDIA ****
**** MEDIA
****

1.00
2.87
63
63.25
63.4
63
63
112,620
7,124,976.50
ABS CBN
1.00
0.21
6.56
6.56
6.64
6.55
6.62
147,400
972,402
GMA NETWORK
1.00
0.03
0.62
0.6
0.64
0.6
0.64
162,000
102,100
MANILA BULLETIN

**** TELECOMMUNICATIONS **** **** TELECOMMUNICATIONS
****

50.00
100.6 2,242.00
2,252
2,300
2,250
2,300
59,670
136,537,290
GLOBE TELECOM
1.00
-0.14
3.98
4
4
3.85
3.88
1,340,000
5,196,390
LIBERTY TELECOM
5.00
157.51 2,260.00
2,268
2,348
2,262
2,276
57,940
131,910,290
PLDT

**** INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
**** INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
****
****

1.00
-0.74
5.49
5.55
5.55
5
5
577,100
2,981,195
DFNN INC
5.00
-0.07
4.31
4.51
4.51
4.51
4.51
400
1,804
IMPERIAL A
0.01 0.00001
0.18
0.18
0.182
0.178
0.181
2,230,000
403,290
ISLAND INFO
1.00
-0.31
1.44
1.44
1.47
1.43
1.45
628,000
904,740
ISM COMM
1.00
-0.02
2.15
2.16
2.25
2.15
2.25
13,000
28,280
JACKSTONES
1.00
-0.004
0.32
0.31
0.32
0.295
0.31
890,000
272,000
MG HLDG
1.00
0.03
0.57
0.6
0.85
0.59
0.84 102,853,000
79,420,540
NOW CORP
1.00
-0.03
1.4
1.5
1.5
1.47
1.5
37,000
55,350
TRANSPACIFIC BR
1.00
0.77
18.92
18.9
18.92
18.6
18.92
54,000
1,018,424
PHILWEB
1.00
0.01
3.65
3.7
3.88
3.66
3.66
1,306,000
4,860,780
YEHEY CORP

**** TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
****TRANSPORTATION
****
SERVICES ****
1.00
0.34
7.75
7.8
7.8
7.76
7.8
43,900
341,993
2GO GROUP
1.00
1.41
84.6
84.8
86.2
84.8
85.9
208,480 17,883,924.50
CEBU AIR
1.00
0.08
77.7
78
80
78
79.4
1,705,790
135,100,587
INTL CONTAINER
1.00
0.08
1.14
1.18
1.18
1.18
1.18
3,000
3,540
LORENZO SHIPPNG
1.00
0.01
4.5
4.6
4.75
4.5
4.5
20,000
92,140
PAL HLDG
1.00
0.21
1.27
1.23
1.23
1.2
1.22
161,000
195,810
HARBOR STAR

**** HOTEL & LEISURE ****
*** HOTEL & LEISURE
****

1.00
0.13
1.1
1.15
1.15
1.12
1.12
142,000
163,240
ACESITE HOTEL
0.10
-0.001
0.057
0.058
0.058
0.055
0.055
68,610,000
3,811,270
BOULEVARD HLDG
1.00
0.004
0.36
0.355
0.355
0.35
0.355
300,000
105,450
WATERFRONT

**** EDUCATION ****
**** EDUCATION
****

1.00
0.81
9.82
-
-
-
-
0
0
CENTRO ESCOLAR
100.00
62.27
950
955
955
955
955
10
9,550
FAR EASTERN U
1.00
0.93
11.98
11
11
11
11
300
3,300
IPEOPLE
0.50
0.07
0.465
0.46
0.465
0.455
0.455
4,390,000
2,012,150
STI HLDG

**** CASINOS & GAMING ****
**** CASINOS & GAMING
****

1.00
1.3
29
29
29
29
29
900
26,100
BERJAYA
ASIA UNITED
BDO UNIBANK
BANK PH ISLANDS
CHINABANK
EAST WEST BANK
METROBANK
PB BANK
PBCOM
PHIL NATL BANK
PSBANK
PHILTRUST
RCBC
SECURITY BANK
UNION BANK

10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
20.00
10.00
100.00
40.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00

5.2
6.27
4.62
3.08
1.84
7.15
1.1
0.37
4.6
9.65
1.01
3.11
11.88
7.94

69.45
108.5
83.5
41.1
19.64
83.85
18.5
25.6
54.2
108.1
122
30.45
144.2
55.5

13.36
16.99
18.18
13.33
10.65
11.96
16.20
67.57
11.48
11.32
122.77
9.89
12.36
6.84
20.31
-15784.21
10.22
27.50
86.00
-65.00
24.98
13.12
12.12
27.50
18.99
10.29
10.67
6.74
22.89
18.99
9.85
-48.87
9.13
50.25
-0.75
17.12
19.39
22.11
0.19
13.58
18.29
-1.67
39.07
4.29
28.92
-446.00
8.69
2.63
16.04
7.46
-49.33
36.55
3.29
11.88

FRANKFURT

LONDON

1.04%
DAX
10,096.60
(103.53)

0.65%
FTSE
6,416.16
(41.34)

NEW YORK

October 12, 2015 closings

BANGKOK

-6.89
-61.57
14749.27
-4.68
-107.50
-83.60
27.00
-51.33
24.52
375.00
22.88
60.85
23.84
14.25
473.00
6.10
8.62
-45.83
87.50
12.12
15.26
12.90
6.50
22.31

1.21%
Hang Seng
22,730.93
(272.13)

kuala lumpur

MANILA
0.16%
Phisix
7,150.29
(11.38)

0.03%
KLCI
1,706.99
(0.45)

SEOUL

shanghai
3.28%
Composite
3,287.66
(104.51)

0.10%
Kospi
2,021.63
(2.10)

SINGAPORE

SYDNEY

1.04%
Straits T
3,029.58
(31.08)

0.89%
S&P
5,232.90
(-46.80)

TOKYO

TAIPEI

119.50

22.66
-27.79
14.41

hong kong

0.05%
SET
1,410.60
(-0.73)

22.34
8.05
55.00
5.33
28.31

22.04
31.52
21.33

0.54%
CAC40
4,701.39
(25.48)

Asia-Pacific

-10.61
0.00
35.00
-200.00
25.75
16.33

34.76
29.75
14.09
477.27
80.58
17.86
3.32
-10.88
71.43
31.00
5.40
9.37
17.43
10.32
26.20
6.99
-8.50
785.00
25.00
19.25
6.00
5.53
10.43
32.95
163.60
117.00
8.15

PARIS

0.20%
Dow Jones
17,084.49
(33.74)

-1302.00
-980.00
8.93
-31.58
16.25
16.29
-6.00
-125.00

8.50
25.90
17.29
14.11
3.99
3.42
0.24
12.74
15.88
10.20
17.25
21.50
-13.50
25.79
2.88
27.29
12.00
-293.33
6.88
28.10
10.40
93.56
16.61
-1233.33
21.56
-123.00
14.20
-18.29
-1342.86
24.66
13.31
-19.25
135.00
8.85
-173.60
-22.50
-892.86

1.51%
W Index
8,573.72
(127.76)

Nikkei
Closed

Top Gainers
STOCKS

PRICE %CHG

F & J PRINCE HOLDINGS CORP B


NOW CORPORATION
GLOBAL FERRONICKEL HOLDINGS, INC.
Philippine H2O Ventures Corp.
MARCVENTURES HOLDINGS, INC.
BRIGHT KINDLE RES. & INV. INC.
ATOK-BIG WEDGE COMPANY, INC. A
F & J PRINCE HOLDINGS CORP A
JOLLIVILLE HOLDINGS CORPORATION
ORIENTAL PENINSULA RES. GROUP, INC.

4.30
0.84
1.30
4.35
2.33
1.43
12.20
4.00
4.20
1.54

49.83%
47.37%
39.78%
17.57%
17.09%
15.32%
15.31%
14.29%
13.82%
13.24%

Top Losers
STOCKS

PRICE %CHG

IMPERIAL RESOURCES, INC. A


4.51
IONICS, INC.
2.31
ROXAS HOLDINGS, INC.
5.00
DFNN, INC.
5.00
IPEOPLE, INC.
11.00
I-REMIT, INC.
1.72
ORIENTAL PET. AND MINERALS CORP A 0.0088
A. BROWN COMPANY, INC.
0.63
SEAFRONT RESOURCES CORPORATION
2.69
PACIFICA, INC.
0.035

-22.11%
-13.16%
-9.09%
-8.93%
-7.25%
-6.52%
-6.38%
-5.97%
-5.94%
-5.41%

Most Active
STOCKS

VOLUME VALUE

GT CAPITAL HOLDINGS, INC.


AYALA LAND, INC.
METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST CO
ALLIANCE GLOBAL GROUP, INC.
BDO UNIBANK, INC.
SM INVESTMENTS CORPORATION
UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATION
GLOBE TELECOM, INC.
JG SUMMIT HOLDINGS, INC.
SM PRIME HOLDINGS, INC.

173,055
6,192,100
2,169,270
9,575,700
1,593,750
177,580
716,980
59,670
1,898,760
6,201,900

233,877,210.00
227,373,885.00
183,238,967.00
176,491,866.00
169,909,533.00
156,139,510.00
139,093,184.00
136,537,290.00
135,223,355.50
135,117,135.00

Dividends
SYM
VLL
LOTO
LRW
PRF2B
PRF2A
SMC
STI
IPO

TYPE
Cash
Cash
Cash
Cash
Cash
Cash
Cash
Cash

**PS - per share


**PCS - per common share
**PPS - per preferredshare
**PSR - per share (regular)


VALUE
R0.1357
(R0.30)
(R0.06)PS
R17.14575
P15.75
R0.35
(R0.02)
R0.06

EX-DIV
DATE
Sep 25, 2015
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 24, 2015
Oct 13, 2015
Oct 13, 2015
Oct 06, 2015
Oct 07, 2015
Oct 12, 2015

**RPA - rate per annum


**DRPA - dividend rate per annum
**PDPS- per day per share
**PDPOS- per day per share

RECORD
DATE
Sep 30, 2015
Sep 21, 2015
Sep 29, 2015
Oct 16, 2015
Oct 16, 2015
Oct 9, 2015
Oct 12, 2015
Oct 15, 2015

DATE
PAYABLE
Oct 15, 2015
Oct 15, 2015
Oct 23, 2015
Nov 3, 2015
Nov 3, 2015
Nov 4, 2015
Nov 5, 2015
Nov 5, 2015

**POS - per outstanding share


**POCSS - per outstanding share (special)
**POCSR - per outstanding share (regular)
**STA - subject to approval

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PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE


October 12, 2015

52 Weeks
HIGH LOW
15.82
0.017
21
12.28
15.2
2.28
9.66

4.83
0.011
15.1
7.1
3.23
0.94
3.18

5.06
43.95
90.1
185
11.6

2.95
29.8
61.3
79
5.42

0.88
0.76
7.63

0.5
0.55
4.12

16.5
0.0098
13.7
10.24
1.15
1.19
8.94
3.68
0.48
0.34
0.355
0.019
0.019
7.09
4.27
49.2
0.85
2.65
10
169.6

9
0.0046
4.19
3.5
0.61
0.56
5.28
0.84
0.27
0.177
0.182
0 0.010
0.01
1.88
2.11
6.32
0.5
1.18
4.64
110.8

0.33
0.016
0.018
0.032
6.99
6.75
12.8

0.18
0.008
0.009
0.0085
3.03
1.15
2

531
128
1.62
1,064.00
90
80
79
80.2

490
105
1
1,002.00
77
76
76.5
77.1

70
7.08

41.8
5.88

6.98

1.95

10.5
88
15.48

2.76
30.05
5.95

132.2

107.6

BLOOMBERRY
IP EGAME
PACIFIC ONLINE
LEISURE AND RES
MELCO CROWN
PREMIUM LEISURE
TRAVELLERS

1,595.71
11,054.66
6,622.95
3,068.87
1,706.02
11,129.36
7,164.09
4,092.97

1.00
0.01
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.25
0.10

2012
EPS

PREV
CLOSE

High

1,600.45
11,085.43
6,644.57
3,068.87
1,732.02
11,560.07
7,180.05
4,102.11

0.38
-0.001
1.29
0.52
-1.35
0.09
0.35

OPEN

HIGH

LOW

CLOSE

VOLUME

VALUE

5.95
6.03
5.75
5.8
5,835,000
33,941,881
0.011
0.011
0.011
0.011
1,500,000
16,500
18.8
18.8
18.8
18.8
100,000
1,880,000
8.36
8.6
8.28
8.45
1,093,800
9,196,589
3.9
3.91
3.78
3.79
3,504,000
13,439,170
1.08
1.09
1.05
1.05
5,752,000
6,130,030
3.54
3.71
3.54
3.7
7,767,000
28,600,220
**** RETAIL ****
**** RETAIL
****

1.00
0.35
3.8
3.72
3.84
3.72
3.84
14,000
53,280
CALATA CORP
1.00
1.63
32.65
32.8
33.2
32.65
33.1
694,400
22,944,030
PUREGOLD
1.00
2.6
75
76
76.3
75
76.1
138,400
10,535,292
ROBINSONS RTL
1.00
1.91
97
96
96
96
96
1,250
120,000
PHIL SEVEN CORP
1.00
0
5.7
5.88
5.9
5.72
5.73
15,729,300
90,552,868
SSI GROUP

**** OTHER SERVICES ****
**** OTHER SERVICES
****

1.00
0.02
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.56
0.6
2,636,000
1,530,950
APC GROUP
0.25
0.08
0.58
0.58
0.59
0.57
0.57
150,000
86,500
PRMIERE HORIZON
1.00
0
7.03
7.08
7.24
6.9
7.03
6,599,100
46,901,461
SBS PHIL CORP

**** MINING ****
**** MINING
****
1.00
-0.01
10.8
12.2
12.2
12.2
12.2
200
2,440
ATOK
0.01 -0.00005
0.0048
0.0048
0.005 0.0047
0.005 292,000,000
1,422,100
ABRA MINING
8.00
0.92
4.72
4.92
5.16
4.92
4.96
1,569,000
7,914,380
ATLAS MINING
3.00
0.51
6.94
6.14
6.14
5.8
6.1
6,300
37,408
BENGUET A
1.00
-0.002
0.65
0.65
0.67
0.65
0.67
386,000
258,420
COAL ASIA HLDG
1.00
0.12
0.72
0.72
0.75
0.72
0.74
296,000
216,150
CENTURY PEAK
1.00
-0.09
8.36
8.37
8.9
8.37
8.88
216,200
1,894,094
DIZON MINES
1.00
0.24
0.93
0.97
1.3
0.97
1.3 105,028,000
123,264,790
FERRONICKEL
1.00
-0.09
0.29
0.29
0.295
0.285
0.295
560,000
163,700
GEOGRACE
0.10
-0.02
0.183
0.186
0.195
0.185
0.194
17,020,000
3,258,820
LEPANTO A
0.10
-0.02
0.199
0.205
0.205
0.205
0.205
510,000
104,550
LEPANTO B
0.01
-0.0001
0.01
0.0098
0.01 0.0097
0.01 372,000,000
3,665,500
MANILA MINING A
0.01
-0.0001
0.011
0.011
0.011
0.011
0.011
200,000
2,200
MANILA MINING B
1.00
0.46
1.99
2.05
2.51
2.05
2.33
3,790,000
8,650,350
MARCVENTURES
1.00
-0.05
2.77
2.81
2.99
2.77
2.85
605,000
1,750,140
NIHAO
0.50
2.26
6.87
7.06
7.33
7.05
7.21
11,057,300
79,431,374
NICKEL ASIA
1.00
-0.004
0.59
0.59
0.6
0.59
0.6
121,000
72,590
OMICO CORP
1.00
0.9
1.36
1.43
1.59
1.4
1.54
1,951,000
2,909,070
ORNTL PENINSULA
1.00
0.2
4.96
4.98
5.38
4.98
5.33
1,571,000
8,210,380
PX MINING
1.00
6.42
139.8
138.1
139.4
137.5
137.5
256,760
35,432,595
SEMIRARA MINING

**** OIL ****
**** OIL ****

0.25
-0.001
0.189
0.19
0.205
0.19
0.2
190,000
38,200
BASIC ENERGY
0.01 0.00002
0.0086
0.0094 0.0094 0.0088
0.0088
16,000,000
145,500
ORNTL PETROL A
0.01 0.00002
0.009
0.0093 0.0093 0.0093
0.0093
4,000,000
37,200
ORNTL PETROL B
0.01
0.002
0.012
0.011
0.013
0.011
0.013 272,300,000
3,273,500
PHILODRILL
1.00
0.03
3.89
4.01
4.01
3.87
4
17,000
67,380
PETROENERGY
1.00
-0.13
1.37
1.4
1.47
1.4
1.4
1,109,000
1,581,240
PX PETROLEUM
1.00
-0.05
2.4
2.38
2.45
2.37
2.45
356,000
860,140
TA PETROLEUM

PREFERRED
**** PREFERRED
****

100.00
0
531
532
532
528
528
60
31,880
AC PREF B1
10.00
0
115.6
116
116
116
116
40,000
4,640,000
FGEN PREF G
1.00
0
1.07
1.12
1.12
1.11
1.12
32,000
35,830
LR PREF
10.00
0 1,030.00
1,035
1,035
1,035
1,035
20
20,700
PF PREF 2
5.00
0
82
82
82.5
82
82.1
83,300
6,844,600
SMC PREF 2C
5.00
0
79
79
79.2
79
79.2
46,780
3,695,624
SMC PREF 2D
5.00
0
78.6
78.9
79
78.9
79
255,100
20,142,900
SMC PREF 2E
5.00
0
79.95
79.95
80.05
79.5
79.5
136,170
10,861,014
SMC PREF 2F

PHIL
**** PHIL. DEPOSITARY
RECEIPTS ****

0.00
0
65
66
66.4
65
65.25
747,460
48,914,574
ABS HLDG PDR
0.00
-37.98
6.4
6.4
6.4
6.3
6.4
331,400
2,120,210
GMA HLDG PDR

WARRANTS
**** WARRANTS
****

0.00
0
2.88
2.95
3
2.88
2.9
163,000
477,650
LR WARRANT
****SMALL, MEDIUM AND
EMERGING****
SMALL


1.00
0.21
3.22
3.2
3.2
3.15
3.15
62,000
197,580
MAKATI FINANCE
1.00
0.86
64.5
64.5
64.5
63.4
64.4
3,480
222,110
IRIPPLE
0.10
0
15.34
15.34
15.4
14.8
14.96
1,304,700
19,559,142
XURPAS

EXCHAN
****E X C H A N G E T R A D
E D F U N D S ****

0.60
0
117.1
117.1
117.1
116.3
116.7
3,270
381,525
FIRST METRO ETF

SECTORIAL SUMMARY Open


Financials
Industrials
Holding Firms
Property
Services
Mining & Oil
SME
ETF
PSEi
All Shares
GRAND TOTAL

PAR
VALUE

STOCKS

5.95
0.011
18.7
8.36
3.88
1.08
3.51

Low

Close

1,581.69
11,018.21
6,579
3,015.68
1,705.8
11,129.36

1,591.51
11,075.8
6,615.66
3,044.39
1,717.9
11,526.18

7,113.95
4,076.86

PE
RATIO

%change Pt. Change

7,150.29
4,094.13

0.09
0.86
0.19
(0.72)
1.04
4.12
0.15
0.35

Volume

Value

1.45
22,020,251
624,277,133.01
95.04 143,347,240
1,394,903,919.42
12.97 294,481,186
1,734,066,112.62
(22.35)
134,147,293
833,692,970.06
17.83 239,687,442
913,332,473.53
456.28 1,104,800,519
284,694,352.76

1,370,180
19,978,832.00

3,270
381,525.00
11.38
14.38
1,939,857,381
5,805,327,318.4

15.26
-11.00
14.57
16.15
-2.82
11.89
10.46
10.63
20.34
29.25
50.26
0.00
29.50
7.13
0.00
-1080.00
-96.15
80.67
13.61
-335.00
6.17
-98.89
5.17
-3.28
-9.70
-10.25
-100.00
-110.00
5.22
-56.60
3.22
-154.48
1.67
26.20
21.57
-200.00
8.60
9.00
6.00
2.80
-10.77
-49.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
-0.17
0.00
15.00
74.88
0.00
0.00

NO. OF ADVANCES: 120


NO. OF DECLINES:
72
NO. OF UNCHANGED: 32
NO. OF TRADED ISSUES: 224

FOREIGN BUYING
R 2,715,815,178.06
FOREIGN SELLING
R 2,676,810,894.60

Companies Under Suspension by the Exchange as of October 12, 2015


ASIA AMLGMATED
AAA
ABC PREF
ABC
AC PREF A
ACPA

ASIATRUST
EXPORT BANK A

ASIA
EIBA

EXPORT BANK B
EIBB
FPH PREF
FPHP
FILSYN A
FYN
FILSYN B
FYNB
GOTESCO LAND A GO
GOTESCO LAND B GOB
GREENERGY GREEN
LAFARGE REP
LRI
METROALLIANCE A MAH
METROALLIANCE B MAHB
METRO GLOBAL
MGH

PICOP RES
PCP
PF PREF
PFP
PHILCOMSAT
PHC
PRIMETOWN PROP PMT
PNCC
PNC
GLOBALPORT
PORT
PTT CORP
PTT
SMC PREF 2A
SMC2A
STENIEL
STN
UNIWIDE HLDG
UW

B-5

PNoy to highlight
15th Forbes Global
CEO Conference
By JAMES A. LOYOLA

resident Benigno S.
Aquino III will join
some 50 prominent
global business leaders and entrepreneurs to speak
at the 15th annual Forbes Global
CEO Conference which is being
held in Manila from today until
October 14, 2015.
This annual event is attended by some 400 global CEOs,
tycoons, entrepreneurs, up-andcomers, capitalists, and thought
leaders.
Under the theme Toward a
Winning Vision, this years conference focuses on visionary leadership delving on how companies
can best conceive and articulate
a winning vision to drive their
businesses forward, one that is
based on their core competencies,
values and purpose.
Aquino III will engage in A
Meeting of Minds one-on-one
dialogue with Steve Forbes,
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of
Forbes Media, to discuss global
economic issues at the finale
and grand closing of the conference on October 14.

Finance Secretary Cesar


Purisima will be speaking today,
together with other renowned
speakers from around the world,
in panel discussions throughout
the three-day conference.
Chief executives of top Philippine businesses will also be
speakers during discussion:
BDO Unibank chair and SM
Investments Corporation vice
chair Teresita Coson-Sy, International Container Terminal
Services, Inc. chairman Enrique
K. Razon Jr., San Miguel Corporation president Ramon S. Ang,
Vista Land & Lifescapes chairman Manuel B. Villar, and Ayala
Corporation chairman Jaime
Augusto Zobel de Ayala.
The 15th annual Forbes
Global CEO Conference is cohosted by SM Investments
Corporation/ BDO Unibank,
Inc., International Container
Terminal Services, Inc. and San
Miguel Corporation. Corporate
Sponsors include Berjaya Corporation, Vista Land, Biomax
Technologies, Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines,
FICOFI and Weber Shandwick
Worldwide.

BSP gives relief measures


to typhoon-affected banks
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has approved several
regulatory and rediscounting
relief measures to banks affected
by typhoon Ineng which hit six
regions last August.
The BSP in a statement said
these relief measures will be
extended to banks with head offices and/or branches and micro
banking offices in provinces and
cities that were affected by the
typhoon. These measures were
approved last September 23 by
the Monetary Board.
The central bank said all
banks may provide financial assistance to their officers and employees affected by the calamity beyond the BSP-approved
Fringe Benefit Program.
All banks with existing rediscounting loans with the BSP will
also be granted a 60-day grace

period to settle their outstanding rediscounting obligations as


of August 18 this year.
Banks (are allowed) to
restructure with the BSP, on
a case-to-case basis, the outstanding rediscounted loans of
end-user borrowers affected by
the calamity. These measures
will be in effect for a defined
period and covered by additional
specific and other prudential
conditions, said the BSP.
Relief measures specific to
thrift and rural banks, in the
meantime, includes exemption
of past due ratios of outstanding loans provided these are
restructured or given relief
and a reduction in general loan
loss provision from five percent
to just one percent for restructured loans of borrowers in the
affected areas. (LCC)

Yellow Magenta Cyan

Black
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Business News

B-6

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Govt economic reform momentum gains traction Moodys

By CHINO S. LEYCO

he Philippine governments
effectiveness in handling the
economy is at its highest level
as reform momentum that
started during the Arroyo administration gains traction, foreign debt-watcher Moodys Investors Services said.
Moodys, one of three major international credit rating agencies, said
the source of governments current
institutional strength was administrative in nature, but the rating agency
also noted it cannot be attributed solely
to President Benigno S. Aquino IIIs
reform agenda.
Many of the institutional improve-

ments have been administrative in


nature. Many of these changes resulted
from a public financial management reform drive that was first mooted during
the administration of President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo in the mid-2000s,
Moodys said.
Among the reforms cited by Moodys
are the performance-informed budgeting that has improved expenditure
oversight, various tax administration
measures that boosted compliance, and
enhanced procurement processes that
have led to cost-savings.
Moodys also credited the recent
implementation of international public
sector accounting standards and a treasury single account that will centralize

DMCI TO OFFER
HOMESAVERS
BONDS DMCI
Project Developer
Inc. President
and COO Alfredo
Austria speaks
before the
media during
the launching
of DMCI
Homesavers bond
and Presentation
of Security Bank
Housing Loan at
the Casa Real
Acacia Estates in
Taguig City. (Bob
Dungo Jr.)

SB Capital backs
DMCIs HomeSaver Bonds
SB Capital, the wholly-owned investment banking arm of Security Bank, is
supporting yet another conglomerates
quest for capital-raising in the local market. The investment house was tapped as
the sole issue manager and underwriter
for a bond offering by DMCI Homes,
a major property developer and the
housing development arm of PSE-listed
holding firm DMCI Holdings, Inc. This
is DMCI Homes first ever issuance of a
SEC-registered, public security.
SB Capital has launched the first
P500 million out of an approved P1 billion
total issuance of HomeSaver Bonds by
DMCI Homes.
Investors can choose bond tenors
of 3-years or 5-years depending on
their specific investment objectives. SB
Capital is also providing investors the
option to make monthly or a one-time
investment on the bonds DMCI Homes
is issuing.
Given the multiple structures being
offered, this bond caters to just about
every investor looking to secure interest earnings and can also serve to help
DMCI Homes customers in saving up
for the downpayment on a future purchase of their home, said Ricky Galang,
president of SB Capital. This bond is
one of the most attractive bond offerings
in the country today.
Depending on the preferred tenor,

the bonds come with fixed interest rates


of 4.5% or 5% per annum.
SB Capital added the offer is primarily intended for investors looking to save
up for the purchase of a DMCI Homes
property as DMCI will be giving a special discount to property purchases by
bondholders. However, the bonds will
be attractive to any investor given the
competitive rates of interest that the
bonds will be paying.
As a bond investor you acquire
interest earning debt whilesaving your
money for future use.In this case, you
can buy bonds and build capital for the
downpayment of your future residential
purchase, said Mr. Galang.
One of the leaders in Philippine
capital markets, SB Capital, has been attracting both fund managers (investors)
and mid-cap firms (issuers) in the past
few years especially after the successful
IPO and listing of consumer technology
firm, Xurpas Inc. Its recent success
is attracting major leagues like DMCI
Homes in building up capital to finance
expansion needs and other corporate
expenses.
In 2010, SB Capital entered a period
of unprecedented growth when it got
involved in major capital transactions
of business conglomerates such San
Miguel Corporation, Ayala, Aboitiz, and
the Lopez Group.

Business as usual at
PAL amid strike threat
By EMMIE V. ABADILLA

Its business as usual at Philippine


Airlines (PAL), the flag-carrier said
in a statement released yesterday,
despite the threat of a strike hanging
overhead.
PAL assured the public that its
ground and flight operations will continue even after the Philippine Airlines
Employees Association (PALEA) filed a
notice of strike last week, October 8, 2015,
protesting the redundancy of positions
which affected 117 employees
PALEA maintained that terminating the employment of the 117 people
in question was unjustified, citing the
financial health of the flag-carrier.
However, the PAL management
reasoned that the separation of these
workers was necessary because the
airline is focusing on core functions.
Third party service providers will take
over PALs non-core functions.
Last September, PAL outsourced

its non-core businesses in domestic stations such as ground-handling, affecting more than a hundred workers.
Hence, the PAL management has issued notices of separation to 117 employees. Each of them was offered a package
equivalent to 125 per cent per month for
every year of service plus gratuity pay
amounting to P100,000.
Most of the employees, 90 per cent,
have already accepted the separation
package.
Still, a Notice of Strike was filed last
week.
Now, "A strike does not happen overnight. Parties will have to go through
a legal process as required by the Department of Labor and Employment
(DOLE), PAL noted in its statement.
The PAL management has to state
its position on the issues raised and a
formal mediation process has to take
place. A strike can only happen after every means has been exhausted without
breaking the deadlock.

Visayas Energy...
The DOE has earlier announced
its plan to draft a separate energy plan
for Visayas.
Former energy Secretary Carlos
Jericho Petilla earlier said the proposed energy plan will serve as a
blueprint for indigenous energy development and utilization in the region.
He said the framework will also call

B-1

on local government units and various


sectors to plan ahead for their energy
needs.
Tamang said the coverage of the
plan is until 2030 but it may be extended
until 2050 because energy infrastructure has longer gestation period and it
takes a while before new and potential
investments materialize.

control over state cash resources.


The main challenge facing Philippine policy-makers is sustaining the
positive trajectory of institutional quality through the current political cycle,
Moodys said.
To help institutionalize many of
these administrative reforms, Moodys
said the government would require the
enactment of laws, such as the Public
Financial Management Bill, Tax Incentive Management and Transparency
Act, or the revisions to the Build Operate Transfer Law.
The debt-watcher, meanwhile,
noted that progress on reform has
continued despite increased political
noise as campaigning for next years

presidential election has effectively


started.
But Moodys said it does not expect the improvements in institutional
strength of the government will be
reversed by the new administration
in 2016.
In a separate statement, Moodys
said it kept the stable outlook on the
Philippines credit ratings amid expectation that positive economic and fiscal
trends will be sustained over the next
one to two years.
Moody's said the Philippines investment grade status, which is at
Baa2, reflects the resilience of its
economy to the current headwinds
buffeting neighboring countries and

emerging markets as a whole.


Moody s pointed out domestic
demand has cushioned the effects of
weaker exports amid slowing growth in
much of the Asia Pacific region.
At the same time, Moodys noted
the external risks to the government's
external liquidity and funding conditions arising from the prospective
tightening by the US Federal Reserve
are manageable.
However, bottlenecks in fiscal expenditure continue to weigh on growth
and could threaten the government's
capacity to meet its goal of increasing
infrastructure spending to at least 5
percent gross domestic product by
2016, Moodys said.

DOE sets significant investments


in APEC energy resiliency project
By MADELAINE B. MIRAFLOR

CEBU CITY The Philippines,


through the Department of Energy
(DOE), will pour in significant investments in an Asia Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) project that will
improve the regions resiliency against
climate change that the country proposed.
It was reported earlier that the DOE
is now waiting for the funding that the
APEC group committed to provide
the country in order to execute the
Philippine-led project that will draft
Guidelines to Improve the Climate
Change Resiliency of Energy Facilities
in Off-Grid Areas".
The project, which is expected to be
completed in 2016, would need a funding
of US$100,070.
Energy Policy and Planning Bureau
Director Jesus Tamang said on the
sidelines of 12th APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting (EMM), which began on
Monday, that the Philippines has not yet
received the funding.
He also told Business Bulletin that
the DOE will invest almost the same
amount of money to bankroll the project.

We will invest for our own good as


well as the regions, Energy Undersecretary Loreta Ayson also said in a
separate interview.
We are coordinating with APEC.
We will talk to them [APEC Secretariat]
here [in APEC EMM] for the turnover
of the fund, she added.
Last week, Ayson told reporters on
the sidelines of Philippine Economic
Briefing that the DOE is hoping to
receive the US$100,070 funding from
APEC this month in order to proceed
with the program.
She said the fund will be handled by
the DOEs finance department.
The objective of that project is to do
some workshops, putting in all the experts with regards on energy resiliency
and then we will want to do a handbook
on the guidelines on how to attain energy resiliency in off-grid areas. This will
take up standards of infrastructure, retrofitting of poor quality infrastructure,
engineering solutions, to withstand the
strongest calamities, Ayson said.
A series of workshops are involved
in the project which will be conducted
to identify and address common challenges, lessons learned, and best practices in improving resiliency of energy

infrastructure in off-grid areas given


the threats of natural disasters and the
impacts of climate change.
At the end of the workshops, a summary report will be prepared enumerating the current status of implementation
of policies and programs among APEC
Member Economies in ensuring energy
access and security of energy supply
in the event of natural and man-made
disasters and extreme weather occurrences.
Under the program, reliable and
timely information on short and long
term response mechanisms will likewise be developed to ensure the safe and
immediate restoration of these energy
facilities.
Experts in this field will provide
guidance during the workshops and
case studies from relevant member
economies on actual experiences will
be highlighted.
The project is expected to lay-down
the framework for collaborative undertakings in research and development,
deployment of technologies, inventory of
existing standards, gender-fair capacity
building, energy contingency plans and
other forms of technical assistance, the
draft of the project cited.

ALI unit secures 17-hectare


Divisoria property from PNR
By JAMES A. LOYOLA

Prime Orion Philippines Inc.,


through subsidiary Tutuban Properties Inc., has secured 17 hectares of
land from the Philippine National
Railways (PNR) for the expansion and
redevelopment of its iconmic Tutuban
Center in Divisoria.
In a disclosure to the Philippine
Stock Exchange, POPI said the Philippine National Railways (PNR) has
turned over to Tutuban Properties
about 3 hectares of Phase II-A of the
leased property along Tayuman.
Last June, PNR also turned-over
about 5.8 hectares of Phase II-B (air
rights) along Dagupan. In turn, TPI
released to PNR the corresponding
rental of about P115 million.
With the turnover of additional
land and air rights, TPI now has control of more than 17 hectares of the

20-hectare PNR property which is


vital to the redevelopment of Tutuban
Center and its integration with the
North South Railway Project of the
Department of Transportation and
Communications (DOTC) and PNR,
POPI said.
Property giant Ayala Land, Inc.
(ALI) is investing P5.6 billion to acquire a majority stake in POPI. ALI
said it entered into an agreement with
POPI to subscribe to 2.5 billion POPI
common shares of stock for a 51.36
percent interest in POPI, subject to
certain terms and conditions.
With the entry of ALI, POPI said
it will be able to benefit from the
expertise and resources of ALI and
optimize the development of its
property assets, especially Tutuban
Center.
Tutuban Center, which sits on a 20hectare property, will be the location

of the North South Railway Project


Transfer Station which will interconnect with the LRT 2 West Station.
Known for having heavy foot traffic, Tutuban Center is within convenient access to tenants and shoppers
coming from Mayhaligue (PNR riders), Recto (MRT and North commuters), Tondo, Tabora, and Ilaya.
The DOTC has also pinpointed Tutuban Center to serve as the transfer
station for the planned P171 billion
North-South rail project. The west
extension of Light Rail Transit Line 2
(LRT 2) in Recto will also be close to
the vicinity of the shopping complex.
The projects, which are set to start
very soon, will extend the LRT from
Recto all the way to the port of Manila.
On the other hand, the North-South
rail project, which will run all the
way to Bulacan and Laguna, will have
Tutuban as its central station.

5% of cigarettes in PH unstamped BIR


The Bureau of Internal Revenue
(BIR) is optimistic the government
could bring down the number of cigarette packs lacking the required tax
stamps in the coming months.
Despite the agencys information
campaign about the new regulation,
BIR Commissioner Kim S. JacintoHenares admitted that about five
percent of cigarettes in the domestic
market does not bear the internal revenue stamps.
There is another study conducted
by World Bank which said that only
five percent of cigarettes in the market
does not have the tax stamp, JacintoHenares said. By special provision of
the law, they are illegal, but to say they
did not pay taxes is inaccurate.
Jacinto-Henares explained the BIR
cannot determine if taxes were paid for
the unstamped cigarettes as they could
be old stock from last year.
In all our laws, we cant have 100
percent compliance. Realistically,
theres no such thing as perfection, but
theres always room for improvement

and we should always be on guard, the


BIR chief said.
Under the BIR regulation, all cigarettes whether locally manufactured or
imported shall be affixed with internal
revenue stamps effective April 1, 2015.
Meanwhile, Jacinto -Henares
shrugged off the latest report by UKbased Oxford Economics on illicit cigarette trade in the Philippines, saying
the study was funded by Philip Morris
International.
Im not saying theyre biased, but
I believe for the sake of transparency
and disclosure, they should say who
commissioned the study and let the
public determine who they will believe
in, Jacinto-Henares said.
If they [Oxford Economics] can
stand by their data, theres no problem,
she said.
Earlier, Oxford Economics said
illicit cigarette consumption in the
Philippines rose last year, accounting
for 19.4 percent of total consumption,
or P22.5 billion in lost tax revenue for
the government.

But Oliver Salmon, Oxford Economics senior economist for Asia clarified
the report is an independent study despite being funded by Philip Morris.
Salmon also said the reports source
of funding was also mentioned in the
disclaimer page two of the actual report.
We've always maintained full academic control. At the end of the day, the
figures in front have our name on it,
no one else is. Its our reputation, our
credibility with which these figures go
out into the public, Salmon said.
We'll never put anything out there
(if) we aren't fully satisfied with the
credibility, he added.
The latest Oxford Economics study
was based on 2014 data, while the World
Bank report was conducted this year
to examine the effectiveness of BIRs
stamp tax system.
Salmon, however, is hopeful for a
marked decline in illicit cigarette this
year with the full year implementation
of the tax stamp system of the BIR.
(CSL)

Meanwhile, asked when the government will come up with a more updated
Philippine Energy Plan, Tamang said
the DOE may still have to wait for the
takeover of the next administration
next year before finalizing the plans

for 2016 onwards.


So far, we are finalizing the 2016
plan. We are working on it together
with the Visays Energy Plan, Tamang
said.
Although, it would be fully updated

but more on the [monitoring of the]


performance as targeted in energy
plan because as you know, we will have
a new administration by 2016. That administration will now help us define the
new energy plan, he further said.

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Guest Column

Asia in firing line if


Fed pulls rates trigger

By WAYNE ARNOLD
Barron's Asia

ust do it already! That was the


message of the world's central bankers to the US Federal Reserve and the nervous
nellies at the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) at the IMF-World Bank's
latest confab in Lima, Peru.
After watching the global investment herd scamper to and fro since
former Fed chairman Ben Bernanke
uttered that fateful word "taper" back
in 2013, policymakers in emerging
economies have figured out what
the IMF and the Fed don't yet seem
to fathom: that all the funds rushing out of Asia and global emerging
markets isn't a prelude to what will
happen when the Fed finally raises
rates, it's in anticipation to the Fed
finally raising rates.
So now even in hard-hit economies like Malaysia, where fleeing
global funds have helped pull the
ringgit down 15.4% so far this year,
policymakers are screaming for
the Fed to ignore the IMF's plea not
to raise rates and instead end the
uncertainty. "Delaying the increase
would not solve the situation," Sukhdave Singh, deputy governor of Bank
Negara Malaysia, told the Wall Street
Journal.
Tharman Shanmugaratnam, the
sagacious head of Singapore's monetary authority and the island-state's
deputy prime minister, summed it up
in the same article: "This year, compared to a year ago, many emergingmarket central bank governors and
some others were keener that the
Fed just get on with it, not because
they were keen to see interest rates
rise, but because they wanted to
reduce uncertainty."
Yet the Fed held back last month
in what Fed officials said was a close
call - US inflation seems stuck below
their 2% target. But investors were
pretty sure the Fed would stay put
and remain convinced the Fed will
keep sitting on its hands at its ratesetting meeting later this month.
Indeed, markets don't think the Fed
will get off its backside until at least
next March. That's creating the
same kind of relief rally this column
predicted Asia would enjoy if the Fed
actually had raised rates and ended
its agonizing waiting game. The
MSCI Asia Pacific index jumped 5.5%
last week, the ringgit climbing 5.8%
and Indonesia's rupiah jumping 9.1%.
Yes, in one week.
The problem is that this remains
a bad news risk-on rally: it was triggered by disappointing US job numbers. And any good news out of the
US that would bolster the case for a
US rate hike could snuff it out just as
quickly. So could any other signals
that the Fed has seen the light on
why the world needs it to pull rates
up from virtually zero.
That's why the Lima meetings
might spell trouble for markets this

week: it appears the Fed might be getting the message. "It has been clear
from conversations at this conference
that many officials of emerging-market
and other countries feel sufficiently
forewarned and prepared for them to
want us 'to just do it,'" Fed Vice Chairman and Israel's former central bank
governor Stanley Fischer told the
Journal.
And global investors are still on
the fence about Asia and emerging
markets: despite last week's rally, they
were still pulling money out and putting
it into money market funds, according
to Jefferies. The biggest inflow into
Asia was the $227 million in stocks they
bought in Taiwan, a market whose attractions have been the focus of this
column before. Taiwan stocks gained
1.7% last week.
So if the global herd takes fright
again on signs the Fed might actually
make good on its threat to raise rates
this year, the tide will go out yet again
and anyone still investing in Asia will
be able to resume beachcombing for
bargains. Vietnam already offers good
value for those able to stomach frontiermarket risk, and if prices fall back in the
Philippines, decent valuations could
also re-emerge there.
Nomura's Southeast Asia strategists, who worried last month about
the region's vulnerability to rising food
prices because of El Nino, now advise
investors to focus on companies that
may benefit from rising investment by
Japan Inc. into the region.
According to the Japan External
Trade Organization, Japanese companies invested $9.7 billion in Southeast
Asia in the first half of this year, up
almost 15% from first half of 2014, led
by growing investment into Singapore
and Malaysia. The United States still receives the largest sum of Japanese FDI,
but investment there fell 25% in the first
half to $17.5 billion a symptom perhaps
of a rising US dollar. Japanese investment in China, meanwhile, jumped 61%
to $4.7 billion.
The fact that Japan Inc. is still plowing the increased profits created by a
cheaper yen into markets abroad rather
than back into Japan is a reminder of
how Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic revival program, Abenomics,
has failed to convince corporate Japan.
Japanese companies still see a brighter
future outside Japan.
With Japan's population shrinking and $340 billion in cash to burn,
Nomura reckons Japan's 100 biggest
non-financial companies will keep expanding into Southeast Asia's relatively
young and growing markets. It singled
out 42 Southeast Asian companies with
high earnings growth but short on capital that could be targets for Japanese
investment.
The list includes Malaysia-listed
Air Asia, which trades at just 0.5 times
book value, Singapore-listed hotel REIT
OUE Hospitality, which yields 8.5%
annually, and fellow Singapore stock
Asian Pay Television Trust, which yields
10.3%, according to Nomura.

VECO seeks revised


time-of-use rates
With the broadening of its base of
suppliers, power utility Visayan Electric Company Inc. (VECO) is seeking
regulatory approval for its proposed
time-of-use (TOU) rates to reflect
current industry and market developments.
The Aboitiz-led utility firm noted
that its first TOU rates in 2009 were
originally anchored on the energybased TOU tariffs of state-run Power
Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), which at
that time was still the main supplier
to VECO.
Nevertheless, the Cebu-based
power utility firm has noted that with
the privatization of the power suppliers, which now charge capacitybased and energy-based fees, there is
already a need to modify its existing
TOU rates.
As applied, the proposed off-peak
rate of VECO shall be at P3.0857 per
kilowatt hour (kWh) and shall be applicable from 11:01pm to 7:00am.
The peak rate, on the other hand,
had been pegged at P6.4401 per kWh
and shall run from 7:01am to 11pm.
The time-of-use rates to be passed
on by VECO had also been classified
further according to months and specific ranges had been provided per
month.

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) is scheduling evidentiary


hearing on this petition on October 29
this year at its Visayas field office.
VECO has explained that its TOU
generation charge will comprise of:
fixed or capacity charges; and variable
costs that shall account for fuel costs,
variable operation and maintenance
fees as well as purchases from the
Wholesale Electricity Spot Market.
With regard to the fixed capacity fee component of the generation
charge, there will now be a distinction
in the capacity fee allocation between
the use during peak and the use during off-peak hours, the utility firm
has noted further.
It emphasized that this allocation
of capacity fee is based on the contracted capacities procured by VECO
to satisfy its baseload requirement, as
well as the intermediary and peaking
requirements.
Conversely, VECO expounded that
the variable fee component of the
generation charge will distinguish
between use during peak and the use
during off-peak hours.
Complementary to VECOs plea for
modified TOU rates, it indicated that it
will likewise be installing meters capable of registering TOU consumption
for applicable customers. (MMV)

IMF/WORLD BANK ANNUAL MEETINGS IN 2018 IN BALI (Reuters) International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine
Lagarde (left), World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (right), Bank Indonesia Governor Agus D.W. Martowardojo (2nd left)
and Indonesia's Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro (2nd right) sign the documents to hold the IMF/World Bank
Annual Meetings in 2018 in Bali, Indonesia, during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings at the Lima Convention Center
in Lima, Peru, October 10, 2015.

FDI flows tumble 35.2%


in first 7 months to $2.5B
By LEE C. CHIPONGIAN

h e countr y s foreign d irect investments (FDI) decreased by 35.2 percent to a


net amount of $2.5 billion in
the first seven months, from $3.8 billion the same period in 2014.
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
(BSP) reported yesterday that FDI
net inflows in terms of net equity
capital placements rose by a minimal
one percent to $805 million during the
period, too small to offset the large
declines in the funds placed in debt
securities.
These debt securities investments
fell by 51.6 percent year-on-year to $1.2
billion from $2.49 billion same time in

2014. Reinvestment of earnings also


dropped by 12.7 percent to $464 million
from $531 million.
The BSP said equity capital placements, in the meantime, decreased by
17.3 percent to $1 billion compared to
$1.24 billion last year.
Registered investments came from
the US, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan,
and Germany and placed in sectors
such as manufacturing, financial and
insurance, real estate, electricity, gas,
steam and air-conditioning supply and
mining and quarrying activities.
For the month July, FDI had net inflows of $458 million, managing a small
1.6 percent increase year-on-year.
Net equity capital investments
increased by 45.3 percent to $152

million on account of the $173 million


rise in placements which exceeded
withdrawals of $21 million, the BSP
explained.
The bulk of these equity capital
placements came from Singapore,
Hong Kong, the US, Japan and the
United Kingdom. By economic activity,
investments were mainly channeled
to the financial and insurance, mining
and quarrying, real estate, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail trade
activities, said the BSP.
Financial and insurance activities
captured almost half of the increase in
total equity capital placements during
the period reflecting investors confidence in the countrys sound financial
system, it added.

BSPs rediscounting loans fell 61%


The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
(BSP) yesterday said rediscounting
loans fell 61 percent year-on-year to
P397 million as of end-September compared to P1 billion in 2014.
The BSPs peso rediscounting facility as reported is only for thrift and rural
banks. The rediscounting loans are 30
days up to one year.
At the moment there are two rediscounting windows (RW) and the rates
are based on the applicable BSP onemonth repurchase rate and overnight
reverse repurchase rate, respectively.
RW II is for the smaller banks and RW
I is for the large banks. The latter is not

included in this report.


Out of the aggregate availments
for the period, 89.6 percent went to
commercial credits, 2.9 percent to
production credits and 7.5 percent to
other credits consisting of housing (4.4
percent), permanent working capital
(1.7 percent) and capital expenditures
(1.4 percent), noted the BSP.
The central banks exporters dollar
and yen rediscounting facility, in the
meantime, released $700,000 during the
period, which was 89.9 percent lower
from the same period last year of $6.9
million.
The BSPs rediscounting facilities

are temporary liquidity provided for


banks by refinancing the loans they
extend to their clients.
However the demand for temporary
liquidity has been on a decline since last
year after the BSP split the rediscounting windows into two.
Banks requiring temporary funding
or liquidity can also avail of emergency
loans and overnight clearing lines from
the central bank.
The central bank revised its rediscounting facility in 2013 to encourage
the big banks to access their temporary
funding requirement from the market
rather than from the BSP. (CSL)

IMI to supply auto cameras to Renasas


Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc.
(IMI), one of the leading providers in
the world of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), is providing the
automotive cameras for the Advanced
Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Surround View Kit of Renesas Electronics, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions.
Renesas ADAS Surround View Kit
combines automotive cameras from
IMI and high speed gigabite multimedia serial links (GMSL) from Maxim
Integrated Products, Inc. on a minia-

ture automotive chassis.


Such integration eliminates the
need for customers to source and
set up automotive components by
themselves for surround view development.
When used in combination with Renesas ADAS Starter Kit and Surround
View Kit, the IMI camera simplifies
and accelerates the development of
surround view applications for advanced driver assistance systems.
IMIs camera platforms offer automotive ADAS system developers a

menu feature set of various combinations of the latest automotive Megapixel complementary metal-oxide
semiconductor or CMOS sensor, image
pipeline and interface architectures.
The camera platforms feature
state-of-the-art opto-mechanical alignment, efficient thermal management,
ingress protection, MTF/temperature
stability in the smallest size and the
least power consumption.
They are automotive-ready, and
can easily be customized to enable the
system to work immediately. (JAL)

Oil prices extend gains in Asian trade


SINGAPORE(AFP) Oil prices
climbed in Asia Monday boosted by a
weaker dollar and expectations a rise
in demand will ease a global supply glut,
while investors await the release of key
Chinese economic data this week.
Both main crude contracts have
rallied since hitting six-year lows in late
August, with last week seeing healthy
rallies in line with global equities on
waning expectations the US Federal
Reserve will hike borrowing costs this
year, pushing the dollar lower.
A softer dollar makes dollar-priced
oil cheaper, spurring demand.
Comments by Oil and Petroleum
Exporting Countries (OPEC) secretary general Abdullah el-Badri at the
weekend that the cartel sees a more
balanced oil market next year also
provided support.
In afternoon Asian trade, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for
November delivery rose 0.89 percent to
$50.07 and Brent crude for November
added 0.91 percent to $53.13 a barrel.
Attention is on the release of Chi-

nese trade and inflation data, which will


give a fresh idea about the state of the
worlds biggest energy consumer. Confidence was given a lift at the start of the
month by a report indicating the countrys key manufacturing sector saw a
slight improvement in September.
The news provided some cheer
after a string of figures highlighting
a sharp slowdown in Chinese growth.
Fears about the Asian economic giant
were inflamed in August when authorities devalued the yuan currency,
raising questions about their grip on
the crisis.
Bernard Aw, market strategist at
IG Markets Singapore, said Mondays
price rise was bolstered after el-Badri
said Sunday: OPEC is confident that
it will see a more balanced market in
2016.
In recent months, there has been
a contraction in production from nonOPEC producers and an increase in
global demand.
The comments meant the oil producers cartel which accounts for

about 40 percent of global production


still sees stronger demand in the
medium term, Aw told AFP.
Despite the recent uptick, oil prices
remain depressed owing to concerns
about demand as the global economy
stutters, a supply glut and the weakness in China.
OPEC is confident that the oil market will be more balanced next year
as non-OPEC production has contracted and global demand is increasing,
the cartels secretary general Abdullah
el-Badri said Sunday.
OPEC is confident that it will
see a more balanced market in 2016,
Badri told an oil and gas conference in
Kuwait City.
In recent months, there has been
a contraction in production from nonOPEC producers and an increase in
global demand, he said.
However, Badri also admitted that
the market remains oversupplied,
and insisted that stability is paramount
to the crude market which faced extremely challenging times..

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

PROPERTY NEWS

Torre Sur

Chic and comfortable


living for todays youth

orre Lorenzo is introducing


another innovation in property development with its
latest mixed-used residential
project in the city.
Called Torre Sur, the 15-storey
condominium is one of the developers
commercial-residential hubs that seek
to capture the taste of the youth in
terms of interior design. In fact, the offering is actually being touted to be the
newest hub for chic and comfortable
living that would cater to the needs of
todays youth and start-up families.
This new lifestyle proposition may
easily be gleaned from the design
principles used in creating the condominiums model studio and onebedroom units by Mark San Diego of
Designism, Inc.
Being a young professional himself,
Mark is well-versed in the intricacies
of his generations taste and lifestyle
preferences.
I also get a lot of feedback from
friends. I consult them on what their
needs and daily habits are. The actual
target markets opinions form a big part
of my space planning for the unit, he
said.
Marks signature style may be considered edgy and eclectic, which is what
gives the interiors of the model units
their signature character.
Memorable accent pieces such as
the gray lamps and bronze mirrors pull
everything together. We want unit own-

ers to feel energized and excited to be


living in a trendy flat, he explained.
Although modern in theme, vital
elements such as comfort, practicality
and aesthetic have been seamlessly
incorporated to give the living space a
timeless quality.

Section Editor: PINKY CONCHA COLMENARES


Asst. Editor: JOHANNES L. CHUA
The new studio model unit of Torre Sur is designed by
using striking pieces seamlessly incorporated for a
comfortable living. Left photos: A Jonathan Adlerinspired theme for the one-bedroom model unit.

Beyond the chic impression, the


unit is well endowed with the day-today necessities that make for a truly
convenient living. Some considerations
we put are sockets on tables and beds,
study table, breakfast nook, a lot of
bookshelves and storage, while still

maximizing the space.


Moreover, the studio has been laden
with mirrors to give the impression of a
space beyond for a spacious ambiance.
The fixtures have been carefully chosen
along with a relaxing color scheme to give
solo residents calm after a long day.

For the one-bedroom, on the other


hand, Mark chose a Jonathan Adler
theme with orange, baby blue and
bronze accessories that create a happy
and cozy ambiance for young couples
and families.
Jonathan Adler is known for his
classic and sophisticated craftsmanship, noted Mark.
For the one-bedroom, we wanted it
to be a place that parents would want
to pass on to their children someday.
Hence, we weaved furniture and accent
pieces together that will make the modern theme stand the test of time.
Spaciousness is one of the key standards for the model units.
We further achieved this by getting affordable and striking pieces
that arent fixed so you can move them
around. One trick is to get smaller-sized
furniture without compromising comfort. Also, we like filling up awkward
spaces and work around columns.
Sometimes, people think these areas
arent usable anymore but we like to
come up with ideas to make practical
use of them.
Dressing up the units have been
actually a convenient affair for Mark
and his team.
What we love about the condominium is that it has stylish and quality
fixtures for its units. Every nook and
cranny looks nice and very practical
even when its bare.
Torre Sur is strategically located
near universities, hospitals, churches
and commercial areas. The low density
condominium will be the first residential commercial hub in Las Pias.

Homes at Versailles

Versailles

The premier Alabang lifestyle


Alabang has always been the apple
of many real estate developers eye.
Located in the south of Metro Manila, it
exudes a relaxed lifestyle where neighbors usually become good friends and
dinner parties at home are common.
Alabang has earned its illustrious
reputation in the real estate industry
for trailblazing quality, commitment to
innovation, and value appreciation, with
the numerous masterplanned, mixeduse communities in the area.
One such community is from State
Properties Corp. (SPC), the real estate
arm of State Investment Trust Inc. Its
premier residential estate project in
the area is dubbed Versailles, located
just across Ayala Alabang Village along
Daang Hari Road.
Versailles has taken the familiar
comforts of an Alabang lifestyle and up-

The 75-hectare development


is a pedestrian-friendly
neighborhood with verdant
open spaces.

graded it with European-inspired luxury.


The 75-hectare masterplanned development is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with verdant open spaces.

While preserving Old World elegance, the community comes fully


equipped with modern underground
utilities and a security system. The

Mediterranean-inspired houses
come in the form of a townhouse
and three-, four- and five-bedroom
offerings, which are all gracious
and elegant in every angle to be
able to satisfy discerning would-be
residents.
The units are designed by Palafox Associates and Rolando Mercado Design Associates.
Versailles is in the neighborhood
of some of the high-end subdivisions
and popular community centers in
the south. Major leisure hubs, places of
worships, hospital and schools are near,

The advantages of The Vantage in Pasig


Designed with regard for comfort,
safety, and security in a well-developed
community, Rockwell Primaries unveils
its first high-rise and integrated vertical
village development called The Vantage
at Kapitolyo in Pasig.
It is an exclusive community where
homeowners can enjoy the comforts of
their personal space but still be within
close proximity to various lifestyle, work
and leisure developments.
The Vantage is found in a peaceful
and emerging urban community known
to be as lively as the city life that surrounds it.
Its a neighborhood that provides
families easy access to hotels, malls,
schools, and offices, and also access

to the bustling food scene, where new


restaurants are making their mark.
We are happy with the markets
reception. With our latest
project, we continue to answer the needs of our urban
market for well-designed
spacious condo units that are
situated within a safe community. We aim to be able to
provide our homeowners the
accessibility to everything
in the Metro by providing
them with the home of their
dreams all at a reasonable
price, said Malou Pineda,
SVP, Rockwell Primaries
Development Corp.

The new property is conveniently


located at the heart of Manilas four
main business districts, namely the

The 2-level retail area of The Vantage.

Pre-owned homes preferred by investors


Acquiring pre-owned homes has
become popular among first time
buyers, but BFS, the countrys only
mortgage servicer and special asset
management company for a portfolio
of more than 52,000 highly delinquent
loan accounts, has also noted an increase of purchases by investors.
Federico Y. Cadiz, president of
BFS, said there has been a marked
increase in the number of home
buyers who refurbish the pre-owned
homes and resell them because they
are a viable investment option.

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Makati Central Business District,


Bonifacio Global City, Ortigas, and
Mandaluyong, giving young profession-

While BFS is company-of-choice


among clients who hope to keep their
homes thru resolutions and loan restructuring,
BFS also has a portfolio of properties which make for good investments.
Investors know that the values
of real estate property increase over
time and BFS has made the foreclosed properties affordable, with
easy payment schemes; that is why
investors expect a good return, explained Cadiz.
BFS was set up precisely to manage such a portfolio by establishing
a mortgage platform which manages

such as the Alabang Town Center, St.


James the Great Parish, Asian Hospital
and Medical Center and De La Salle
Zobel, to name a few.
And with two major access points
the Skyway and the newly opened
Muntinlupa Cavite-Expressway (MCX)
that connects Bacoor, Cavite, to the
South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)
daily commute to Versailles is a
breeze.
The MCX serves as an alternative
route from Metro Manila to Cavite and
vice versa, cutting travel time and avoiding traffic.

als and executives access to everything


they need while living in the privacy and
exclusivity of a condo.
The Vantage will have two high-rise
towers that house a mix of studio, one-,
two-, and three-bedroom formats ranging from 29 sqm to 91 sqm, where all can
be availed at flexible payment terms.
It will feature two levels of retail
shops, while its seventh floor will be an
amenity deck which includes an adult
and kiddie pool, lawn area, a courtyard,
function room, fitness studio, meeting
room, and a fitness studio deck.
The Vantage not only provides
security on the outside but also on
the inside.The high-rise will be an
exclusive community dotted with 24hour CCTV security cameras and will
provide homeowners keycard access
to their units.

all core competencies for ser vicing including loan origination, loan
underwriting, loan servicing, credit
management, valuation, default management, loss mitigation, property
management and sales, and secondary market distribution.
Since 2005, BFS has provided
homeownership for more than 25,000
Filipinos families around the country by helping them reacquire their
homes through convenient means.
BFS has a long list of properties in
key cities around the country such as
Nueva Ecija, Vizcaya, Oriental Mindoro, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, Laguna,
Palawan, among others.

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Manila Hotel

527-0011

Acacia Hotel Manila


Alabang, Muntinlupa

Century Park Hotel


Crowne Plaza
Manila Galleria
Ortigas Center

633-7222

Edsa Shangri-La

633-8888

Mandarin Oriental
Manila
Makati
Shangri-La

Marriott
Hotel Manila

New World Makati Hotel


Makati City
Oakwood Premier
Joy Nostalg Center
Manila Ortigas Center

633-7111
750-8888

811- 6888
811- 6777

771-7777

Abra Valley

Abra Valley Grand Hotel


Bangued Abra

Grand Hotel

Acacia Tree Garden Hotel


Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Avenue Plaza Hotel


Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City

Bayfront Hotel
Zambales

Canyon Cove Residential


Beach Resort
Nasugbu, Batangas
Baguio Holiday Villas
Baguio City
C Boutique Hotel Baguio
Baguio City
Camayan Beach Resort & Hotel
Subic Bay
Canyon Woods Resort Club
Batangas

CBD Plaza Hotel


Naga City
Casablanca Hotel
Legaspi City
Casablanca Suites
Legazpi City
Crystal Waves
Hotel and Resort
Talavera, Nueva Ecija
Deep Forest Garden Hotel
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

(052) 480-8334 to 35

Badian Island Beach Resort


Badian, Cebu

ALBA UNO HOTEL


Apas, Cebu City
Alta Cebu Village Resort
Cordova, Cebu

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

Pearanda St.,Legazpi City 4500 Philippines Tel No.(052)480-8334 to 35 Fax No.(052)480-8338 e-mail: info@casablancahotel.ph / http://www.casablancahotel.ph

Ananyana Beach
Resort
Panglao Island

Be Resorts
Mactan Island

Bellavista Hotel
Mactan, Cebu
Bohol Beach Club
Bohol

Bohol La Roca Hotel


Tagbilaran City

Bohol Tropics Resort


Tagbilaran City
Bethel Guest House
Dumaguete City
C & L Bay View Inn
G. Teves Street,
Dumaguete City

Castle Peak Hotel


Cebu City
Citi Park Hotel
Cebu City
City Corporate Inn
Iloilo City
Coco Grove Beach Resort
San Juan, Siquijor

Dumaluan Beach Resort


Panglao Island
The Marco Polo-Davao
Davao City
Apo View Hotel
Davao City
1st Avenue Apartel / Inn
Sumpong, Malaybalay

2nd Avenue Hotel

Quirante Ii, Tagum City


Almont Hotel's
Inland Resort
Butuan City
ALU Hotel Davao
corner Padre Faura
Street, Davao City
Amandari Cove
General Santos City
Arnaldo's
Hotel and Restaurant
Digos City
Anisabel Suites
Davao City
Ariano's Inn
And Restaurant
Butuan City
Azienda Meo
Apartelle
Davao City
Bahay-Bakasyunan
Sa Camiguin
Misamis Oriental
Balanghai Hotel / Mazaua Island Resort
Butuan City

ALM NT

BELDENT STAR HOTEL

Beldent Star Hotel


Tacurong City
Big Apple Hotel
Davao City
Bluejaz Beach Resort
and Water Park
Island Garden City Of
Samal, Davao

Blue Velvet
Hotel and Caf
BlueVelvet Hotel and Caf
Davao City
Bonhomie Leisure and Resort
Davao Oriental

PENSION HOUSE

Cabua-An Beach Resort


Mambajao, Camiguin
Camp Anatolia
Kimagango, Midsayap
North Cotabato
Casa De Rosario
Residence Inn
Davao City
Casa Ruby
Pension House
Davao City

Azucena
Casa

Casa Azucena

Cagayan De Oro City

Chali Beach Resort


Zone -3, Cugman,
Cagayan De Oro
Chateau Del Mar
Resort Hotel

Lizada Beach, Davao City

City View Pension Hauz


General Santos City
Cotabato Diamond Hotel
Cotabato City
Country Village Hotel
Cagayan De Oro City

Great Eastern
Hotel-Makati

(632)
318-0788

Vivere Hotel & Resorts


Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Hotel Stotsenberg
Pampanga
Macagang Hotel & Resort
Nabua, Camarines Sur
Venus Parkview
Resort Hotel Baguio City

Garden
Plaza Hotel

637-7888

551-5555

Discovery
Suites
Great Eastern
Hotel

Fersal Hotel
Malakas, Diliman

Greenhills lan
Hotel Modern
Makati Palace
Hotel

771-8181
854-8888

Hotel
Rembrandt
Hotel Kimberly
Manila
Lancaster Hotels
Lido De Paris Hotel
Sta. Cruz
Lotus Garden
Hotel

526-1555
719-8888
371-8282

Fontana Hot Spring


Leisure Parks
Pampanga

(045)
499-0777
(054)
288-3091

EGI Albergo Hotel


Baguio City

(074)
442-5597
442-6452

El Masfino
Resort and Hotel
San Rafael Bulacan
Elegant Star Apartelle
Tagaytay City

(074)
752-8933

(048)
433-0123
(054)
473-9999
(047)
252-1948

Eurotel
Baguio City

Eurotel
Naga City
Camsur
Farmhouse Hotel & Cafe
San Jose City, Nueva Ecija

Naga City

(02)
908-1111

(02) 750-2507
889-7827
(074)442-6679
(074)
619-0158
(02) 945-7777

Filipiniana Hotel
Or. Mindoro
Go Hotels
Puerto Princesa

(047)
252-8000

Grandview Tower Hotel


Angeles City

(632)
521-7878
Fax: 664-6169

Hotel Fleuris Palawan


Puerto Princesa City

Hotel Gregorio
Batangas

(054) 472-0318
(02) 359-7007

Hotel
Gregorio
Batangas

(052)
480-8334
480-8335

Hotel Kimberly
Tagaytay
Hotel La Corona
De Lipa Batangas

(044)
411-0834
09237194074
09204599148
(048) 434-1702
433-3877
09052823129

Hotel Lorita Tuguegarao

(032)
401-3303
to 05

F & C GUEST HOUSE


Canlaon City

(032)
520-5000
505-2111
0917 3205 005

Go Hotels Bacolod

(032)
496-7399
(038)
502-8101

Go Hotels Dumaguete
Go Hotels Iloilo

(6332)
236-8888

Go Hotels Tacloban

(032)
340-7821
(038)
411-5222

Goldberry Suites & Hotel


Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Grand Dame Hotel


Iloilo City

(038)
411-3798
411-3179

Grand Regal Hotel


Bacolod City

(038)
411-3510

GT Hotel - Bacolod City

Harbor Town Hotel


Iloilo City

(035)
422-8000
225-2000
422 8011
09176339575

Honeycomb Tourist Inn


Dumaguete City

Hotel Cesario
Mactan, Cebu

(032)
233-1811
(033)
335-0166

09173251292
09399155123
(035)422-9820

Hotel De Mercedes
Cebu City

Hotel Del Rio


Iloilo City

TelNo.:(033)335.1171to74FaxNo.:(033)337.0736

Hotel Essencia
Dumaguete City

(038)
502-9092

Iloilo Grand Hotel


Iloilo City

(082)
221-0888

Cresta Del Rio Splash Resort


Koronadal City

(082)
221-6431to 40
221-2281
(088)
221-3224
09177229850

D'Counter Executive
Davao City
D'leonor Hotel
J. P Laurel
Avenue, Davao City
D'leonor Inland Resort
Buhangin,
Davao City

655-6238

(085)
342-7414

(63 82)
227-5232
226-3756

(083)
554-2654
826-1074
826-1070
(082)
553-3314
553-3411
0999 993 9060

(+6382)
225-8114
(085)
342-7462
225-9431
(082)
284-6689
227-4119
(088)
387-0131
09177212798
(085)
342-3064
345-5864
(064)
200-3698
200-4734
(082) 234-1399
234-1339 Fax:
(082) 234-8459
09199101281
(082)
304-650
Fa x ( 0 8 2 )
300-6327
(082)
300-2000
300-8800
305-2888
09331123067
(082)
284-1847

(088)
387 2103
09197257402
09399168034
09129496400

(043)
757-3178

Hotel Ivory
Tuguegarao City

481-0788
481-0789

(032)
422-8833
422-3388

Eurotel
Angeles City

Angeles City

Dmorvie Suites
Yacapin Branch Cagayan De Oro City
Dmorvie Suites
Capistrano Branch Cagayan De Oro City

Dmorvie Suites
Lapasan Branch Cagayan De Oro City

Dmorvie Suites
C.M. Recto Davao City
Dmorvie Suites
San Pedro Extension, Davao City
Dmorvie Suites Iligan Branch
Iligan City

Davao Fortune Inn


Davao City
Duka Bay Resort
Misamis Oriental
Duka Bay Resort

Medina, Misamis Oriental


(088) 857-5488
09198239094

Driggs Pension House


General Santos City
Eagle's View Hotel
Dalisay Road, Tagum City

Gingoog Mountain Air Hotel & Eastland Restaurant


Gingoog City
(088) 861-1359
8842-7999

Eagles View Hotel

ct
ma Vi orias In
n
Em

El Bajada Hotel
Bajada, Davao City
Embassy
Hotel and Restaurant
Butuan City

Emma Victoria's Inn


Davao City
Enricos Inn and Apartelles
Davao City

Executive Hotel
Ozamis City
Executive Pension
Cagayan de Oro City

(082)
Family Country Hotel
295-9155
Convention Centre
282-4822
FCH
General Santos City
282-4771
(082)
Florotel Gensan
Duka Bay Resort
226-2335
Medina, Misamis Oriental
General Santos City
(088) 857-5488
09189425442
09198239094
(088)
Frances Inn
856-3402
Ecoland, Davao City
09236593973
(088)
Gingoog Mountain Air Hotel
855-2108
& Eastland Restaurant
855-5941
Gingoog City
to 42
(082)
Goat 2 Geder
Hotel & Eastland Restaurant
234-3472 Gingoog Mountain Air
Hotel and Restaurant
Gingoog City
305-8998
(088) 861-1359
Butuan City
8842-7999
235-2516
(083) 552-7337
Grand Men Seng
301-6096
Hotel
303-1588
Davao City
0923 2327 120
GOAT 2

(064)
421 6170
421 5118

858-3004
858-3006

GEDER

Greenstate Suites
Koronadal City
Hannie's Inn
Davao City

The Oasis Paco Park

Royal Bellagio
Hotel
Sir William`s
Hotel
Stone House
Bed & Breakfast

638-7777

526-8088

Copacabana
Apartment Hotel

Best Western Oxford Suites


Makati City

400-0088

Aloha Hotel

813-8888

Manila Manor
Hotel

+632
588-6688
354-4151

526-1212

Citystate
Tower Hotel

988-9999

(02)
312-9999

Manila Pavilion
Hotel

B Hotel
Muntinlupa City
City Garden
Hotel Makati
City Garden Suites

(632)
928-9888
908-7888

Pan Pacific Manila


The Bellevue
Manila
The Heritage
Hotel Manila
Sofitel
Philippine Plaza
Bayview
Park Hotel

The Pearl
Manila Hotel
The Richmonde
Hotel

528-8888

238-8888

Holiday Inn
Manila Galleria
Ortigas Center

Ramada
Manila Central
Binondo

720-2000

Dusit Thani
Manila

F1 Hotel
Global City Taguig

The Exchange Regency


Residence Hotel
Pasig City

Timog, Q.C.

828-8181
828-8585
828-8383

The Sul Riviera


The Copa
Businessmans Hotel
Tri-place
Hotel & Apartelle
24h Apartment
Hotel, Makati City

899-1111
536-1451

708-9600
to 09

Armada
Hotel Manila
Malate, Manila

851-8888

Azotea Suites
Bel Air Makati

426-7308

Best Western Plus


Antel Hotel
Makati City
Brentwoods Suites
Quezon City

522-4835
898-2888

Broadway Court
Apartelle

744-7979

Cocoon Boutique Hotel


Quezon City
Eastwood
Richmonde Hotel
Quezon City
Eurotel
Las Pias
Branch
Eurotel
Araneta
Branch
Eurotel
North EDSA

899-0344
373-3333
521-1888
532-1818
(02) 708-8888
to 91
498-8888 to 91

L uzon

Eurotel
Pedro Gil

522-1515

Hotel Luna
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

(02)
576-6463/9526
(045) 599-5000

Hotel Supreme
Baguio

(074)
424-2620

(02) 5 4 2 - 9 5 3 7
542-9150
924-2443
924-2456
(046)
483-0491
0916 2209934
0928 6844186

Hotel Veniz - Baguio City


Inn Rocio - Baguio City

355 - 0000
(045)
624 - 0229
355-0000
(074)
444-3876

Java Hotel - Laoag City


Kartini Hotel - Kawit, Cavite
La Maja Rica Hotel & Restaurant
Ligtasan, Tarlac City

355-0000

(044)
806-1167
09175367250

Laoag Renzo Hotel


Laoag City

(043)
286-2624
(048)
4340001-03

Lee Boutique Hotel


Tagaytay
Le Monet Hotel
Baguio City
Lendes Tourist Inn - Naga
Almeda Highway, Naga City

(045)
304-1015
892-8555
(048)
434-4338
434-4339

Lendes Tourist Inn - Banasi


Bula, Camarines Sur
Lendes Tourist Inn - Baao
Baao, Camarines Sur
Lendes Tourist Inn - Pili
Pili, Camarines Sur

(043)
757-3178
(078)
844-1275
846-1722

(046)
483-8888
(043)
756-1223

Magallanes Square Hotel


Sta. Rita Road Tagaytay

Moonbay Marina
Villas Zambales

MAGALLANESSQUAREHOTEL,INC.
MagallanesSquareComplex
MagallanesDrive,TagaytayCity
Tel.No:0465440062
FaxNo:0464133918
EmailAdd:magallanessquarehotel@yahoo.com
SunNo:09228043129/09228043125
GlobeNo:09175047820

(078)
844-1390
846-2565

Mountain Lodge
Hotel & Restaurant Baguio City

(035) 4003 368


09175597919
09999953440

Injap Tower Hotel Iloilo


Iloilo City

(035)
522-1100
or 02

Kapis Mansions
Roxas City
Kings Hotel
Bacolod City

(033)
335-0375
335-0249
335-0486

(053)
5230391-93

Lawaan Garden Inn


Roxas City, Capiz

Mango Park Hotel


Cebu City

+63 32
239-0000
+63 32
239-0619

(033)
320-5252
320-5353
(034)
708-5888
432-0888
(034)
432-1888
to 89

Manhattan Suites Inn


Dumaguete City
Maribago BlueWater
Beach Resort
Mactan, Cebu

Montebello Villa Hotel


Banilad, Cebu City

(033)
337-2384

Movenpick Hotel
Mactan Island , Cebu
MVW
Restaurant & Tourist Inn
Roxas, Capiz
Rm Guest House
Dumaguete City

(035)
225-1181
422-3184
09228393435

(032)
340-0211
(032)
253-1105

(033)335-1171
to 74
337-0736
(035)
422 1137
09177007735
09088202123

O Hotel
Bacolod City

Pension Bacolod
Bacolod City
Plantation Bay
Mactan, Cebu

M indanao

(033)
335-1801
to 04
(083)
228 8998
228 7160
(082)
226-2045
221-8651

Radisson Blu
Hotel & Resort
Cebu City

Hill Park Inn


and Restaurant
Midsayap, Cotabato

Hillsview Inn & Inland Resort


Trento, Agus and Del Sur

Hotel Angelo
and Restaurant
Midsayap, Cotabato

(082)
221-1160
(082)
302-6158
302-6152

(088)
856-9080
(082)
852-2015
(082)
856-7197

Hotel De Crisbelle
Davao Del Sur
Hotel De Susana & Restaurant
Valencia City, Bukidnon

Hotel Elena
Davao City
Hotel Esse
Davao City

(082)
221-0075
09425918521

Hotel San Marco


General Santos City
Hotel Sogo
Cagayan De Oro City

(082)
285-3756
(063)
223-3255

(081)
221-0819

(088)
331-2288
0917-483268
(083)
553-0088
09179089731
(084) 655-6115
0929-979-4919
Fax: (084)
655 6114

(082) 221 2729


+63 927 9795179
+63 920 2473002
+63 923 8063887

(085)
342-5883
225-9560

(082)
297-5523

(082)
297-7692
321-1042
09189003792

(088)
521-0360
09177220360
(088)
856-4360
09177004360
(083)
552-8895
to 97
301-0774

(083)
554-0880
(082)
295-6463
301-8549
(088)
861-1359
8842-7999
(085)
341-7871
341-1657

(082)
221-9040
(083)
228-5409
520-1816

(082)
297-3315 to17
297-3485

Hotel Uno
Davao City
H

TAVERN

Eurotel
Makati

Fersal Hotel
Annapolis, Cubao

521-2371

Fersal Hotel
Kalayaan, Diliman

899-5555

Fersal Hotel
Manila

371-4333

Fersal Hotel
P. Tuazon Cubao

Fersal Hotel
Makati
Go Hotels
Mandaluyong

724-7551

924-5051

844-8811

Go Hotel Otis-Manila

(632)
410-4111
410-8658
410-6981

Holiday Inn & Suites Makati


Ayala Center, Makati City

(02)
899-2424

Hostel 1632

355-0000
844-8645

+63(2)812-7477

912-5852
912-2691

Oyster Plaza Hotel


Paraaque City

Paragon Tower
Hotel Manila

924-2689
912-2691
742-7292
912-2691

Raffles and Fairmont


Makati
Makati City

Riviera Mansion
Malate, Manila

912-8000
912-2691
897-9123
912-2691

Robbinsdale Hotel

0922-4646835

San Carlos Mansion

+63 (2)
354-1053

Seda BGC Bonifacio Global City,


Taguig City

Sogo Regency
Hotel, Manila

(632)
909-0888

Southhomes Apartelle
Timog-Q.C.

522-8888

St Giles Hotel
Makati City

(02)
829-1925
826-9610
526-5541
to
526-5547

555-9888

523-4511

716-1262
523-8110
(632)
945-8888

522-7646
928-4647
410-4461
988-9888
988-9883

238-6100

The Bayleaf
Intramuros, Manila

(632)
318-5000

(63 2) 403-0888
403-0808
Fax No. 403-0854
403-7572

Hotel Celeste
Makati City
Hotel H20
Luneta, Manila
Icon Hotel
North Edsa

415-9385

The Contemporary
Hotel

716-8266

927-8888

Jade Vine Executive Inn


Ermita Manila

524-8601
to 05

526 0888
338-0983
898-3695

Apartelle
San Juan City

722-7411
726-2931
(02)
921-2706
to 08

Apartelle
Mandaluyong City

Luxent Hotel

(02)
570-7777

Timog Ave., Q.C.

355-0000
806-7646
355-0000
995-8452
355-0000
376-7096
355-0000
523-5256

Manila Airport Hotel


Paraaque City
Millenia Suites
Pasig City
The Orange Place
San Juan City
The Orange Place
Quezon City

+63 2
373-3333
376-5059

Matabungkay
Beach Hotel Batangas

(074)
443-2016

Nagaland Hotel
Naga City, Camarines Sur

(074)
446-0700

Palawan Uno Hotel


Puerto Princesa, Palawan

887-8080
Be central

531-0173
to
531-0177

Tune Hotel
Aseana City

(02)
922-8888

Tune Hotel
Ermita

(632)
708-9888

Tune Hotel
Makati City

(632)
817-0888

Tune Hotel
Ortigas City

(632)
656-0888

Tune Hotel
Quezon City

(632)
426-0567

Y2 Residence Hotel

(02)
224-3000

854-7549
to 50

(02)
7528552
09088870596

(077)
770-4898
(632)
781-3632

Radiant Star Apartelle


Tagaytay City

(046) 413-2456
544-0050
0926 6977948
09174091514

(054)
228-0018
(054)
066-3239

(054)
477-7644
228-0008

(046)
544-0062

(047) 252-9718
252-1663
250-2099
252-8518

(074)
442-4544

Subic Bay Peninsular Hotel


Subic

Subic Bay Yacht Club


Zambales

THEEXQUISITEHOTELANDBUSINESSMANAGEMENTGROUPCORP.
Bldg.675CanalRoad,SubicBayFreeportZone,2222Philippines

TelephoneNumber:(047)2521888or09178363942Facsimile:(047)2528404Email:customer_service@subicbayveneziahotel.com

Sunlight Guest Hotel, Inc.


Puerto Princesa City,
Palawan

Summer Place Hotel


Baguio City

(054)
473-2111
09177000040
(048)
433-9999
433-0455

Paseo Premiere Hotel


Santa Rosa Laguna
Princesa Garden Island
Resort and Spa
Puerto Princesa Palawan
Queen Margarette Hotel
Lucena City
RK Hotel
Subic Bay Gateway Park

Star Plaza Hotel


Dagupan City
Starview Hotel
Naga City
Subic Bay Hotel Venezia
Zambales
Subic International
Hotel Zambales

Torre Venezia Suites


Quezon City

(632)
4702306-08
Fax: 4702314
(632)
726-6712
726-6713
(632)
926-8985
421-1398

(049)
502-8123 to 27
(02)3105603
to 04
(048)723-1356 to 59
09989753768
(02)744-7979 to 82
0917-8739974

(074) 611-0202
(02)376-5059
09175267049
(054) 472-257
4228-065 7
09258020706

828-4774
(02)
332-1658
to 60
(632)
866-0888

726-2911
726-2916

(02)372-0311
(074)
442-4028
(077)
770-5996
(02)246-1010
(046)
489-8581
489-8582
(045)
611-2053 to
611-2055

SKYLIGHT HOTEL
Puerto Princesa
Palawan
Skyrise Hotel
Apartelle & Restaurant
Baguio City

The Picasso Boutique


Serviced Residences
Makati City

Taal Vista Hotel


Tagaytay City

Tam-awan Village
Baguio City
Terrace Hotel
Subic Bay

(042)
373-7171 to 73
373-4889
Fax: 373-7604
373-6218

The ADC Hotel


Naga City

The Lake Hotel


Tagaytay

(047)
252-9996 to
252-9998

The Lighthouse Marina Resort


Moonbay Marina Complex

(048)
434-7172
to 76
(074)
445-6834 to
445-6836

The Montevista Villas, Academy Lane,


Mimosa Leisure Estate
Pampanga, Philippines

The Starmark Hotel

Peafrancia Ave., Naga City

(075)
523-4888
515-2276
523-4111

Tune Hotel
Angeles City

Villa Caceres Hotel


Naga City

(054)
472-6892
(047)
252-1888
(047)
252-2222
(047)
250-2630
250-7274

Vista Marina
Hotel & Resort
Zambales

(6348) 434-2334

Fax (6348) 434-2003

(632) 242-6638
loc. 175
(02)783-8355
788-8350
(074)
446-5400 to 01
(632) 917-8225
(6346) 413-1000
(63)9178091254

(074)
446-2949
442-5551

(047)
250-2730
to 32

(054)
472-2328 or 26
09052019225
09493617784
(02)584-4470
(046)
413-4680 to 81

(047)
252-5000
(6345)
599-7000
(632) 584-4047
584-4007

(054)
205-0051
(045)
459-0888

(054)
473-6530

(047)
252-3373

(02) 844-5777
(047) 252-5211

Subic Grand Seas Resort


Olongapo

(047)
222-8541
09178447327

Rajah Park Hotel


Cebu City

(032)
412-3337

isayas

Iloilo Midtown Hotel


Iloilo City

+63(34)
441-0506
+63(932)
852-9362

525-9065
899-7888
798-0798

Hotel Tavern
Surigao City

Ice Castle
Experience Hotel
General Santos City
Infinity Suites
Bo. Obrero, Davao City
Innside Room Hotel
Tagum City,
Davao Del Norte
Isla Jardin Del Mar
Gumasa,
Sarangani Province
Iyle Londoners Inn
Province of Davao Oriental
Jade Dragon's Suites
Aurora Jacinto Street,
Davao City
Jovinaj
Traveler's Inn
General Santos City
Jazzy James Country Hotel
Davao City
Jienos Garden Beach Resort
Pantukan, Compostela
Valley
Magnaga Waters
Beach Resort
Compostela Valley
Mallberry Suites
Business Hotel
Cagayan de Oro

Marco Hotel
Cagayan De Oro City
Mergrande Ocean Resort
Davao City
Microtel Inn and
Suites Davao
Davao City

Molave Hotel
Tagum City
My Hotel
Davao City
Maxze Bed & Breakfast
Davao City

(033)
336-6888
(0928)
985-0999

Salamangka Beach and Dive Resort


San Juan, Siquijor

(033)
330-7100

(036)
621-7718
(034)
434-4500

The Bellevue Resort


Panglao Island, Bohol
The Orchard Cebu
Hotel, Cebu City

(036)
621-6255
0917-3121-720
0998-9753-612

Tune Hotel - Cebu City

(032)
233-5695

Yoyongs Travellers Inn


Negros Occidental

(035)
422-8200
(032)
231-3681

(082)
224-1390
224-1391
(083)
303-5314

0923717 0389

(082)
227-0788
305-1847

(0929)
969-0806
(084)2166379
(0917)7191956
(0923)2802018

(088)
855-7999

855-5959
09177027002
(+63-82)
298-4100
(+63-82)
298-4101

(082)
233-2333
(084)
655-6938
655-6939
655-9379

(082)
300-4040
222-2021
(082)
233 0071
09998863306

Boracay
Beach Club

BoracayRegencyBeach
Boracay
Island

(036)2886111/2886777

Boracay Haven Resort


Boracay Island

BoracayHills Hills
Boracay
(036)2883315
Boracay
(036)2883764
Island

Boracay Mandarin
Island Hotel
RedCoconut

Malay,
Aklan
BeachResort
TheBoracayBeachResort

Sitio Bolabog, Boracay Island

Boracay Tropics
Boracay Island
WillysBeachClubHotel
Villas
Cohiba

Boracay Island

(036)2883208
(036)2884288

(036)2883794to97

http://www.cohibavillas.com
sales@cohibaboracay.com
cohiba.villas-boracay
skype:
Tel. Fax: +63 36 288 4792
Mobile No.:+63 9177230649

RegencyLagoonResort
(036)2882828

New Dawn
Pensionne

Cagayan De Oro City


Le Grand Suites
City Heights, General
Santos City

Le Reve Resort
North Cotabato
Marex Beach Resort
Island Garden City Of Samal

(082)
553-5473
553-5970

(087)
388-4615

09267921478
(088)
828 4482

09156189085

(036) 288-3507
Boracay(036)
Ocean
288-3758 Bay Resort
Boracay Island

(064) 229-9436
521-4090
09461911409
09205555049

(083)
893 0032
09197687544
09067652174

BeachHotel

0999 880 4526


0948 788 4255

(084)
216 4553
09228625339

Red Coconut

(064)
229 8550
229 6018
0917721 2813

(082)
285-0001
285-0002
285-0005

(032)
402-9900

(083)
554-4423
826-9026

(63)32
505-9800

(086)
826-3280
(0922)
849-6443

7 Stones Boracay Suites


Malay Aklan
Vista de Boracay
Alta

BoracayGardenResort

(036)2886633
Boracay
Island
ResortandConventionCenter

433-3377
(034)
434-7065

(083)
301-1818
09228217332
(088 )
852-0383
(02) 401-9285
(082)
282-1111
09255111011

(036)
621-2956
621-1216
(035)
422-4000
(034)
433-7401
708-8889

(082)

227-3773
295-3485
09227152573

+63 32
492-7777
+63 02
799-1111

(082)
233-1941

Boracay

(632) 417-5751
(6332)
492-0100

Marianne Suites

A. Luna Streets,
Cagayan De Oro City

NEW ESTRELLA TOWNHOUSE

JulioPacanaSt.Licoan,CagayandeOroCity

Mis.Or.Philippines

New Estrella
Townhouse
Cagayan De Oro City

Orchard Hotel
Bajada, Davao City

Tel.#(08822)745126/(088)8521441

Limketkai Luxe Hotel


Cagayan De Oro City
Palm Residence Inn
Davao City
Paras Beach Resort
Yumbing, Camiguin
Paseo De San Francisco Suites
Agusan Del Sur
Paradise Island
Park & Beach Resort
Samal Island Davao
Park Inn
By Radisson Davao
Davao City
Parkway Hotel
Surigao City
Paulas Hotel
Misamis Oriental
Pearl Farm Beach Resort
Davao City

Pearl Suites
Davao City
Pearlmont Inn
Cagayan de Oro City
Ponce Suites Hotel
Bajada, Davao City
Pryce Plaza Hotel
Cagayan De Oro City
Precious Garden Of Samal

www.precious-garden-samal.com

PTCHostel
Agusan Del Sur
Rhapsody Suites
Cagayan De Oro City

Roadhaus Hotel
Dadiangas City Heights,
General Santos City
Secret Cove Beach Resort
Camiguin Island

Sequoia Inn
Davao City

Seda Abreeza
Davao City
Sonreir Apartelle
Calinan, Davao City

Jony's Beach Resort


Malay, Aklan
La Esperanza Hotel
Kalibo, Aklan

09175886873
(632) 771-8181
(6338)
422-2222
422-2202

(032)
344-1322
(032)
232-0888

(034)
729-3835
09273032166

(036)
288-9888
(036)
288-4853
(036)
288-5729
(036)
288-3315
288-3764

(036)
288-3444
(02)567-1672

(036)
288-1759

(02)
887-0581
812-5821

(036)2883457
(036)2885190

(036)288372830

(02)634358183

(036)2885222

BoracayGardenResort
Lingganay
Boracay
Hotel

(036)2886633
Resort
Malay, Aklan

Nigi-Nigi
Too
Beach Resort
BoracayRegencyBeach
Boracay Island

BoracayGardenResort
ResortandConventionCenter

(036)2886633
One
Boracay Resort
OneMGMBoracayResort
MGM

(036)2886111/2886777
andConventionCenter
and Convention Center

Boracay Island
ResortandConventionCenter
BoracayRegencyBeach

Marzon
Hotel

(036)2886111/2886777

BoracayHills
Aklan
TonglenBeachResort
Kalibo,
(036)2883315

(036)
288-1601

Eurotel
Boracay Island

Boracay Island

(036)2883764
Marzon
Beach
Resort
BoracayHills
(036)2883315
Malay,
Aklan

(036)2883764
Red
Coconut
Beach

Red Coconut
RedCoconut

Resort
BoracayGardenResort
Boracay
Island
Red CoconutBeachHotel RedCoconut
BeachResort
(036) 288-3507
BeachHotel
BeachResort
288-3758
Sea(036)
Wind
Boracay
TheBoracayBeachResort

(036)2886633

BoracayRegencyBeach
(036) 288-3507
ResortandConventionCenter

(036)
(036)2886111/2886777

288-3758

The
TheBoracayBeachResort

(036)2883208

BoracayHills
Boracay
(036)2883208 Beach Resort
(036)2884288

(036)2884288
(036)2883315
Boracay
Island
(036)2883764

Red
Coconut
WillysBeachClubHotel
RedCoconut

WillysBeachClubHotel
BeachHotel
BeachResort
(036)2883794to97
(036) 288-3507
(036)
(036)2883794to97
288-3758

Water Colors Boracay


TheBoracayBeachResort
(036)2883208Dive Resorts

(036)2884288

Boracay Island,

The District Boracay


Malay, Aklan

WillysBeachClubHotel
RegencyLagoonResort
(036)2883794to97
Willy's
Beach Club Hotel

(036)2882828

Boracay Island

RegencyLagoonResort

(036)2882828

RegencyLagoonResort

355-0000
861-8658
(63) 36 2886119
/ 2886274-75
Fax No
(63) 36 2883119

(036)
262-3989
268-9254

(036)
288-5734
(036)
351-4017
994-1145

(036)
288-3728 to 30
(02)634-3581
to 83
(036)
268-2188
268-2184
to 86
(036)
288-3131
09218104433
09159367222

(036)
288-3507
288-3758

416-4010
415-1285

(036)
288-3208
288-4288
(63 36)
288-2324 - 27
288-1448
(063)
288 -6745
to 6746
(036)
288-3794
to 97

(036)2882828

(036)
288-4792

857-1776
09229192806
(083)
301-2289
09173313800
09399062218
09399052343
(0928)
732-1893
302-1460
(088)
880-2123
(08822)
745-126
(088) 852-1441

(082)
300-8855
(88) 880-0000
(02) 779-5240
(082)
305-0505
222-5225
09175684720

(088)
387-9117
09177152285
(+6385)
343-8048
(+63999)
309-1065

(082)
233-0251

(082)
272-7600
272-7601
(086) 231
5116 / 231
5141 to 46
567-1135
09174308131

(082)
221-9970

(082)
282-1294
09301269185
(088)
856-2653
to 55
(082)
227-8161
227-9070
(08822)
726-464
(088) 858-3131

(082)
303-2818
09176347037
09179111252
(088)
857-1101
09328469358
(083) 553-8888
553-5335
Telefax No.
553-1771

(088)
387 9084
387 9184

(082)
300-3636

Southern Tourist Inn


Davao City
Sunflower Hotel
Davao City

Sydney Hotel
General Santos City
Square Suites
General Santos City
T'boli Hotel
and Restaurant
General Santos City

TCC Condo Hostel


Toril, Davao City

The Dynasty Court


Hotel
Cagayan de Oro City
The Farm @ Carpenter Hill
Koronadal City, South
Cotabato

(082)
221-7431
(082)
221-5011
305-3531

(083)
552-5479
552-5480
552-5481

(083) 552-5127
09228362516
09126007323
(083)
302-2648
553-7586
302-6652

(082)
291-3800
(08822)
72-4516
72-7825

(083)
228 1888
228 9010
09189210425

The Manor Hotel


Davao City

(063) (82)
221-2511
to 13

The Metropolis Suites


Davao City

(082)
282-8000
321-2874

The Margarette
Business Hotel
Maramag, Bukidnon

The Old Barracks Suites


Kidapawan City
The Peridot Suites
Davao City
The Pinnacle
Hotel And Suites
Davao City
The Ritz Hotel
at Garden Oases
Davao City
The Vip Hotel
Cagayan De Oro City
Tierra Montana Hotel
General Santos City
Tune Hotel
Cagayan De Oro
Tune Hotel - Davao City
Uptown Condotel
Xavier Estates, Cagayan
De Oro City

Victoria Suites Hotel


Cagayan De Oro

Villa Paraiso Resort


and Apartelle
Mambajao, Camiguin

Uno Business Hotel & Cafe


Hagkol, Valencia City

We R Inn Hotel
City Center, Davao City

Willshire Inn / Will's Place


Cagayan De Oro City
Woodland Tourist Inn
Alunan Highway,
Tacurong City

(088) 238-5236
09066437648
09175498841
09268446952

(064)
288-1299
(082)
305-6530
305-3812

(+6382)
300-1881
300-5885
221-3025

(082)
228-6885
to 87
(0882)
727-360
726-080
(083)
554-7733
553-0553

(088)
880-0888

09178514308
(082)
224-0577 to 78
0916 550 8863

(088)
851-1800
09088881800
(088)
857-4447
(08822)
72-2222
(088) 387-0419
387-0420
09173089293
09999906543

(088)
828-3544

09175395678
(082)
227-9328
09199252808
09228418102

09176320635
09176320650
(064)
477-0488
09429243041

(6382)
322-8888
09477910147
09233327698

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Weekdays - P 315.00 per col./cm.
Sundays - P 370.00 per col./cm.
(All quoted rates are subject to VAT)

CLASSIFIED LINE ADS RATE


Weekdays - P 92.00 per line
Sundays - P 104.00 per line
(All quoted rates are subject to VAT)

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BIR urged
to preserve
sin tax law
gains via
MCP

By CHINO S. LEYCO

he author in the House of the bill


mandating a minimum price on
cigarettes urged the Bureau of
Internal Revenue (BIR) to consider imposing an ad interim minimum
cigarette price (MCP) to keep the gains
of the sin tax law and its avowed goal to
curb smoking.
Romblon Rep. Eleandro Madrona
said the BIR has powers under the
National Internal Revenue Code of 1997
and Republic Act 10351 or the Sin Tax
law to ensure successful and proper
implementation of the law, which raised
excise taxes on cigarettes to curb smoking among Filipinos.
While Congress hits fever pitch
because of the upcoming elections, it
behooves for the BIR to fill in the momentary legislative paralysis and ensure
that no cheap cigarettes would be accessible to the youth, Madrona said.
He said with the election fever gripping Congress, the most likely accomplishment of both chambers is passing
the 2016 national budget.
Madrona said the gains of Sin Tax
law are being threatened by the continued proliferation of very cheap cigarettes contraband or counterfeit that
are being sold in the market and are
being bought by the youth.
If cheap cigarettes remain accessible to the youth, then something must
be introduced or strengthened to ensure
the successful implementation of the
Sin Tax law that we voted upon as the
ultimate anti-smoking law, Madrona,
who also chairs the House accounts
committee, said.
The House leader said BIR could
consider issuing a revenue regulation
or a memorandum circular to mandate
an MCP on all cigarette products and direct its personnel to check price-related
activities that often result to cheaper
cigarettes.
He also said a BIR-imposed MCP
would make it easier to flag cigarette
companies and retailers that are selling
cigarettes way below their combined tax
and manufacturing costs which are
indications of tax evasion, smuggling,
or even counterfeiting.
Madrona said he expects the MCP
to boost Sin Tax collections, which have
reached P11.9 billion in August this year,
P8.6 billion of which represents tobacco
excise taxes.
Under RA 10351, cigarette packs that
cost below P11.50 are to be taxed P21
this year, up from P17 last year, while
those that are priced P11.50 and above
are slapped P28, slightly up from P27
in 2014.
Madrona said Congress would come
in later with an enacted MCP law to
provide structure and permanence to
BIRs MCP order.
Were asking BIR to take a pro active stance on this urgency before the
situation gets worse and considering
that a national elections is coming up
and that a new government would be
installed thereafter, he said.
We just cant go to an electoral
sabbatical while cigarette companies
lure our youth with their very cheap and
dangerous products, Madrona added.
He likewise clarified that his MCP
bill was not meant to belittle the gains
of Sin Tax Law or an attempt to amend it
even as he stressed that his bill provides
additional muscle to keep cigarettes
out of reach of teenagers through the
combined strength of Sin tax Law
and MCP.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I am the
Resurrection
and the life.
He who believes
in Me will live,
even though
he dies,
and whoever
believes in Me
will never die
John 11:25-26

Messenger stabbed
for singing out of
tune in Quezon City

inging out of tune can get you


hurt.
This is what happened to a
36-year- old messenger of the
Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC)
during a drinking spree with his friends
in Quezon City over the weekend. He was
stabbed by one of his neighbors.
The Quezon City Police District
(QCPD) Anonas Police Station 9 (PS-9)
identified the victim as Alex Cabudoc, of
1710 Area 17, Barangay UP Campus. His
assailant was a certain Melvin, of the
same area.

The suspect was described to be between 25 to 30 years old, 55 tall, and with
brown complexion.
The victim told investigators that he
and his friends were having a drinking
spree and singing a song about 11:45
p.m. Then, the irked suspect arrived at
the scene shouting Ano ba yang kantang
yan ang pangit?! and suddenly stabbed
Cabudoc in his left armpit.
The suspect fled the crime scene while
the victim was brought to the East Avenue
Medical Center where he was treated for
the injury. (Francis T. Wakefield)

Indian trader hangs self


inside Pasig City home
An Indian businessman reportedly
took his own life inside his house in Pasig
City Sunday. His wife told police that her
husband made several visits to the doctor

before the incident happened.


Eastern Police District identified the
suicide as Dalbir Singh, 44, of Teachers Village, Karangalan, Barangay Manggahan.

Investigators said Singhs body


was discovered inside his room at
the 3rd floor of his house about 3 p.m.
by his nephew, Gopi. The boy immediately sought the assistance of the
barangay rescue team afterwards.
Responding rescue team said
Singhs body was hanging at the

window grill with a nylon rope tied


around his neck. He was brought to
the nearest hospital but was declared
dead on arrival.
Gopi told police that before the
incident, he saw his uncle having
lunch about 12 noon.
Singhs wife, Elizabeth, claimed

that prior to the incident, her husband


visited a doctor several times but
didnt reveal if he was suffering from
any severe illnesses.
She had signed a waiver stating
that there was no foul play involved
in her husbands apparent suicide.
(Betheena Kae Unite)

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Technical issues delay


hundreds of Southwest flights
DALLAS (AP) Southwest Airlines says hundreds of flights have been delayed by technical issues that are forcing it to check in some
customers manually at airports and causing
long lines. The Dallas-based company asked
travelers to arrive at least two hours before
their scheduled departures as the problems
that began Sunday morning continued into
the evening. It is also asking customers to use
airport kiosks to print boarding passes and
tags for luggage.

Air
Sea
Land

Shipping Bulletin

Hapag-Lloyds CEO sticks


with stock flotation plans
FRANKFURT (Reuters) Container shipping
group Hapag-Lloyd is sticking with plans to
float, its chief executive said, despite other German companies curbing their listing ambitions
due to uncertain markets and the impact of the
Volkswagen emissions scandal. Hapag-Lloyd
aims to raise $500 million in a stock market
flotation this year and has said it will use the
proceeds to invest in new ships and containers.
There will never be a perfect time... one should
not be too dependent on (the market).

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DOTC allots P9.1B to build,


upgrade 31 airports in 2016

he Department of Transportation and Communications


(DOTC) aims to spend a total
of P9.1 billion next year to upgrade 31 international and domestic airports, House Deputy Minority Leader
and LPG-MA Rep. Arnel Ty said.
The bulk of the DOTCs 2016 budget
for aviation-related development projects will go to Panglao International
Airport, P2.136 billion; Clark International Airport, P2.093 billion; and Naga
Airport, P1.002 billion, Ty, a member of
the House transportation committee,
said.
Some of the money will be for new
construction and facilities, and some for
continuing projects, Ty said.
The lawmaker earlier said that
domestic and international air travel
explosions due to falling aviation jet
fuel prices would benefit the national
economy.
Buoyed by lower fuel costs, the
countrys two dominant carriers Cebu
Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines
are now offer new promotional fares
for domestic as well as international
destinations.
Last year, higher fuel prices accounted for 40 to 49 percent of the op-

erating costs of Philippine Airlines and


Cebu Pacific Air. This year, lower fuel
prices represent just 30 to 39 percent of
their operating costs, Ty said.
If we look at how Filipinos are
spending their savings from cheaper
air fares, the money appears to be going mainly to travel-related expenses,
including increased food consumption
in airport terminals, he said.
The higher consumption spending
spurred by the drop in fuel prices contributes to overall economic growth,
according to the lawmaker.
Ty said the other airports getting
fresh development funding are:
Bicol International Airport - P747.4
million;
Sanga-Sanga Airport - P577.7 million;
Siargao Airport - P264.1 million;
Calbayog Airport - P203.6 million;
Cauayan Airport - P198.0 million;
Tuguegarao Airport - P194.6 million;
San Jose Airport- P185.7 million;
Zamboanga International Airport
- P160.1 million;
Roxas Airport - P95.4 million;
Puerto Princesa International
Airport - P68.1 million;

Cotabato Airport - P51.5 million;


Siquijor Airport - P40.8 million;
San Vicente Airport - P34.0 million;
Basco Airport - P33.2 million;
Virac Airport - P32.6 million;
Dipolog Airport - P25.4 million;
Ozamiz Airport - P20.0 million;
Laoag International Airport - P13.5
million;
Bagabag Airport - P11.8 million;
Antique Airport - P10.0 million;
Taytay Airport - P8.8 million; and
Butuan Airport - P2.0 million.
Meanwhile, the lawmaker said the
DOTC is spending another P700 million
for consultancy payments for publicprivate partnership projects at Davao
International Airport, Iloilo International Airport, Bacolod International
Airport, Laguindingan International
Airport, and Panglao International
Airport.
He said the department is also
spending P100 million for new communications and navigational surveillance as well as air traffic management
systems, plus P25 million for the Ninoy
Aquino International Airport Redevelopment, Improvement and Capacity
Expansion.

EXPANDED YARD AT THE M.I.C.T. COMPLETED


BY YEAREND Manila International
Container Terminal Services (MICT) is set
to finish the first stage expansion of Yard
7 before the year ends. Upon completion,
Phase 1 development will increase the
terminals existing import capacity by 18
percent. The additional storage will be a key
to optimizing terminal utilization. Pending
the completion of the yard expansion, MICT
has rolled out its Terminal Appointment
Booking System (TABS) ahead of the
anticipated increase in container movement
in the months leading to the holiday
season. Through these projects, MICT
strives to provide better and more secure
services to its loyal customers. Photo shows
construction progress at Yard 7 of the Manila
International Container Terminal.

Maritime transport is backbone


of international trade WU CEO
We s t e r n U n i o n ( W U )
Company President and Chief
Executive Officer Hikmet
Erserk lauded seafarers
and the global maritime industry, describing maritime
transport as the backbone
of international trade and key
engine in driving globalization and competitiveness.
In a speech delivered during the awarding of P25,000
assistance to each of most
deserving 25 first year marine cadets scholars of the
Maritime Academy of Asia
and the Pacific (MAAP) held
WESTERN UNION CITES ROLE OF SEAFARERS IN WORLD TRADE Western Union (WU)
aboard MAAP training ship
Company President and Chief Executive Officer Hikmet Erserk (in microphone ) lauded
(TS) Kapitan Felix Oca anseafarers during his visit to training ship Kapitan Felix Oca of Maritime Academy of
chored at Pier 13 in Manila
Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), the education and training arm of Associated Marine
South Harbor on October 8,
Officers and Seamen s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) on Oct. 8, 2015, where he
Erserk said seafarers are not
led in awarding financial assistance to 25 first-year marine cadets-scholars of the
only dual-belongers, but
Academy. Erserk was given with maritime honors by officials and cadets led by Vice
multi-belongers, too. As
Admiral Eduardo Ma. R. Santos AFP, (ret) (seated right on front row) MAAP president
one of the most traveled proand AMOSUP executive vice president. Other MU officials present at the rites were
fessions, seafarers have one
(seated from left on front row) WU EVPs Richard Williams and Jean Claude Farah; and
of the greatest opportunities
SVP Patricia Z. Riingen.
to make a difference around
R. Santos AFP (ret.), assisted by Acadthe world, and no more than the
and over 70 percent by value is caremy administrator Cdr. Gerlo Elchco,
Filipino seafarers can make the
ried by sea, citing data from the
together with other officers of AMObiggest impact.
United Nations Conference on Trade
SUP and crew of TS Kap. Felix Oca,
He observed Filipino seafarers
and Development (UNCTAD). While
led by Capt. George de la Cruz. MAAP,
comprise more than 25 percent of
the maritime industry moves goods
which is the leading maritime instituthe 1.5 million mariners worldwide,
and people for better, Western Union
tion in the Philippines and Asia Pacific
that make the Filipinos the single
moves money for better. However, our
region, under Santos sterling leaderbiggest nationality bloc in the shippurpose is similar and that is to bring
ship, is the education and training arm
ping industry.Western Union and
better lives to the communities we
of AMOSUP under the chairmanship
the seafarers are similar in many
serve, Erserk said , who, in awarding
of Dr. Conrado F. Oca, son of AMOSUP
ways. We both connect people with
the financial assistance to MAAP cadet
scholars, was assisted by WU EVPs
founder Capt. Gregorio S. Oca).
their love ones. We both work to
Richard Williams and Jean Claude
For his part, Admiral Santos, a top
make sure the needs of our families
Farah, and SVP Patricia Z. Riingen.
and recognized maritime educator in
are taken care of. We both respond
Before the awarding of financial
the country and in Asia, thanked Erserk
to crisis around the world, and
assistance, Erserk was bestowed with
and other WU officials for gracing the
we both move for better, Erserk
maritime honors by MAAP officials and
shipboard event. We have a robust
pointed out.
cadets led by their president, former
partnership with WU-Philippines,
Hek explained that around 80
Navy Chief, Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma.
stressed Santos.
percent of global trade by volume

HANJIN HEAVY INDUSTRIES


AND CONSTRUCTIONPHILIPPINES CITED FOR C.S.R.
Hanjin Heavy Industries
and Construction-Philippines
Managing Director Joo Hoan
Jo (right) receives an award
from Korean Ambassador
to the Philippines Jae
Shin Kim during the 2015
Korean Corporate Social
Responsibility (CSR) Awards
at the Marriot Hotel last
month. The award was given
to Hanjin for its social
responsibility initiatives that
are geared towards livelihood
development.

South Korean Embassy lauds


Hanjin Philippines CSR
By JONAS REYES

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT The


Embassy of the Republic of Korea here
recently awarded Korean shipbuilding
conglomerate Hanjin Heavy Industries
& Construction Philippines (HHICPhil, Inc.) for its social and civic duties
of uplifting the lives of the Filipino
people.
The awarding ceremony was held
during the 2015 Korean Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards
at the Marriot Hotel last month. The
award was given to Hanjin for its social
responsibility initiatives that are geared
towards livelihood development.
The award given by the Korean
Embassy was made in collaboration
with the Philippine Economic Zone
Authority (PEZA), Korean Chamber of
Commerce Philippines (KCCP), and the
Asian Institute of Management (AIM).
This years theme Together, We
Can Do It is aimed towards recognizing the invaluable efforts of the Korean
companies in the Philippines for implementing pioneering corporate social
responsibility projects, particularly in
the areas of education health, agriculture, infrastructure, local community
development, and harmonious labor
and industrial relations between employees and employers.
Korean companies in the Philippines were assessed in five fields: harmony & co-prosperity; share happiness;
future growth; anti-poverty and rescue;
contribution to local community.
Spearheading the awarding rites
were Ambassador of the Republic of
Korea Jae Shin Kim, Secretary Sonny
Coloma of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, PEZA Director
General Lilia De Lima and AIM Dean
Jik Yeong Kang.
Hanjin won the grand prize in harmony and co-prosperity category for its
immense contribution to the creation
of a lot of jobs in the companys Subic
Shipyard and improvement of employees welfare such as the construction
of Hanjin Village, operation of a worldclass training facility for shipbuilding-

related activities and donation of school


and educational facilities.
This is the second time Hanjin won
the prestigious title at the CSR awards
after it received a grand prize at the
Korean CSR Awards co-organized by
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy
and the Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) in 2013.
The event was aimed at encouraging Korean businesses and companies
to further strengthen their own CSR
activities and projects by sharing experiences and best practices for their
mutual benefit and growth. Its successful staging this year was expected
to generate plenty of opportunities for
both local and Korean companies to
collaborate on joint CSR efforts and
projects in the future, as a positive indicator of the growing close relationship
among various stakeholders.
Joo Hoan Jo, the managing director of HHIC-Phil Inc. for international
cooperation, said that the companys
dedicated CSR activities paid off in a
foreign country as well. This award
symbolizes nothing but our firm commitment to be an instrument of positive
and meaningful changes in our host
society where we do business in line
with our good corporate governance
principles, he declared.
Jo further stated that Hanjin has
strengthened its ground in the Philippines for over four decades since 1973.
During this period, we have actively
promoted our employment policy and
initiated CSR activities across the country to alleviate the living conditions of
those in need. I am very pleased to see
that our efforts are finally paying off.
He asserted, We will not rest on our
laurels, adding that We are going to
keep working hard to play a bridge role
for a more mutually beneficial economic
cooperation between the two countries
through intensified localization strategies.
HHIC-Phil, Inc.s Subic shipyard is
currently home to almost 30,000 workers, addressing unemployment problem
in nearby provinces and, thus, revitalizing the local economy.

Shell asks shippers


exporting Nigerian
oil to sign guarantee
LONDON (Reuters) Royal Dutch
Shell has asked ship owners exporting its Nigerian oil to sign a "letter of
comfort" (LoC) to guarantee it is not
stolen, according to an email from the
company seen by Reuters.
In July, state-run Nigerian National
Petroleum Corp. (NNPC) banned
more than 100 tankers from Nigeria's
waters, citing a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari, who wants
to trace and recover what he calls
"mind-boggling" sums stolen from the
oil sector.
Last month, the NNPC lifted the
ban but asked ship owners to sign
a letter of comfort to "guarantee to
indemnify" it against any illicit use of
their vessel. This led some owners to
reject pending bookings.
"Please be informed we expect LPG
& Products ship owners to sign the
NNPC LoC for any future Shell loading
voyages," the email said, referring to
liquefied petroleum gas.
"Shell (is) putting (its) reputation
on the table that warrants the cargo
is NOT stolen and this should remove

any concerns ship-owners have around


bad title down the oil chain," the email
said.
Shell said it was looking to mitigate
any negative impact that the requirement to provide the letter might
have.
"What we are doing is to ensure that
our business is not adversely affected
by working with our own vessel owners to provide this letter in the legal
language that everyone can live with,"
Shell Nigeria country chair Osagie
Okunbor said at a press briefing last
week.
Traders said the email showed that
oil companies, trading houses and
tanker owners were ensuring actions
taken by Nigeria to prevent oil theft did
not affect the market.
They said other companies and
trading houses had drafted similar
letters to ensure trading continued
without disruption.
"I've not seen any vessels waiting
around (outside oil loading terminals)
because of the measures," one trader
said.

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YOU CAN BE SURE OF


An in-home water purifier eliminates
the unhygienic hitches in refilling stations

by the Department of Health.


Some did not provide personnel with masks, hair net, and
gloves, while others just dont
properly clean and sanitize
the containers.
To answer this need for
a more reliable and safer
water source, Unilever recently launched Pureit, a
state-of-the-art, in-home water purifier that does away
with the main culprits of water contaminationhandling
and transporting. Since it is installed at your own home, you can
URBAN HOME ESSENTIAL Clockwise from above: A PureIt Excella, the manual, tabletop model, is displayed inside one of
Avida Lands showroom units; Marvella UV uses ultraviolet light to kill germs; Ultima RO model, which uses reverse osmosis
control how it is used and cleaned,
that can remove salt in water
and how water is handled. Just fill it
with tap water and its five-step puater refilling stations are
But no matter how sophisticated
rification process takes care of the
already fixtures of the sothe technology is, one can never be
rest, eliminating 99.9999 percent
called urban jungle. Besure of the safety, not because the
of bacteria, viruses, and parasites,
lieve it or not, 60 percent
technology failed but because, well,
thus meeting even the stringent
of households in the Philippines get
humans failedfailed to wash the
safety standards of the US Environtheir water from these stations.
rags they use to wipe the mouth of the
mental Protection Agency.
Pureit, according to Benjie Yap,
And their water is safe enough, if
container when they clean it, failed
Unilevers vice president for homeyou base it on the processes they use
to prevent those beads of sweat from
care and foods, is the worlds largest
to purify water. The various stages
contaminating the container, failed to
selling in-home water purifier brand,
water goes through for purification
stop the smog and the dirt, and the
selling more than 10 million units in
is both impressive and intimidating,
insects from contaminating the con70 percent of the total numberwere
14 countries, including China, Mexico,
employing a host of scientific mumbo
tainer en route to your home.
Just this year, more than 400 water
found to have not complied with the
Indonesia, India, and Brazil.
jumboreverse osmosis, distillation,
The brand follows a four-stage
refilling stations in two citiesaround
health and sanitation standards set
flocculationtoo geeky to elucidate.
process
that
starts with a sediment filter, which
removes
dirt.
Then, water goes
through the microfiber mesh, which
removes metallic
inputs; the carbon filter, which
gets rid of parasites, pesticides,
and other organic
compounds; and
the germ-kill processor, which uses
a
programmed
A team from Unilevers Research and Development
chlorine release
department demonstrates the revolutionary filtration
Celebrity mom Dimples Romana with Unilever Philippines VP for Homecare
technology that

Around 70 percent of
water refilling stations
in two cities here in
the Philippines do not
comply with health and
sanitation standards

and Food Benjie Yap and PureIt brand manager Brian Duruin

system used by Pure It.

targets and removes invisible viruses and bacteria that are harmful to
health. After, water gets treated by
a polisher, which removes chlorine
and other contaminants making the
water clear and odorless.
These, however, need to be replaced
and what is good about Pureit is its early warning system. When the purifier
needs a germkill kit replacement, the
machine will prompt you. And when it is
no longer effective, it will automatically
shut down, says Benjie.
Pureit has three models: the Excella, the Marvella UV, and the Ultima
RO. Excella is the most basic and the
most affordable, priced at only P4,999.
Unlike the other two models, Excella
is a tabletop and is nonelectric. Although Marvella and Ultima use the
same purifying process, the two have
additional safety measures. Marvella,
priced at P11,000, uses ultraviolet light
to kill germs while Ultima, priced at
P16,000, uses reverse osmosis, a purification process that is able to get rid
of salt in water as well as minerals like
calcium and magnesium.
Ultima is recommended for households who get their water from deep
well, which still has salt content, explains Benjie. It is also recommended
for households that get hard water
with calcium, magnesium deposits
often distributed in provinces.
Amyline Quien Ching

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WARTS
AND ALL

How we get them, why we get them,


and what to do to get rid of them

a r t s
self-treatment. You
are commight have heard
mon and
of using duct tape
can ocfor warts, dabbing
cur at any age. But
it with pineapple
as common as they
juice, or rubbing
are, some still believe
warts with garlic
that warts come from
these are all ineftoads, it has roots,
fective home remedies! If warts grow
it is permanent, and
in number, grow in
worse, are cancerous.
SKINVESTING
delicate areas (such
To clear these misconDR. KAYCEE REYES
as the genitals) are
ceptions, let us know
the truth aboutthose
becoming painful or
rough, bumpy, and
causes any disbothersome growths,soyou can comfort, it is best to consult a
finally say bye-bye to this un- doctor immediately. There are
sightly skininfection.
different methods of wart reWarts areskin growthsthat moval available, such as Canare not caused by toads. tharidin (this creates a blister
Warts appear when a virus on the wart and the doctor will
called human papillomavi- remove it after a few days);
rus (HPV) comes into con- sessions of Cryotherapy (freeztact with skin and infects it. ing the wart), electrosurgery,
There are more than 100 strains and curettage (burning and
of this virus, which is why it var- scraping off the wart); or
ies in size, appearance, quan- excision (cutting the wart).
tity, location on the skin, and For warts that are more diftreatment. Examples of warts ficult to remove, lasers (laser
are common warts (those with light directed on the wart,usudry and bumpy texture that ap- ally done with anaesthesia),
pear on the hands or nails), flat chemical peels, or injecting
warts (small warts that grow medicines directly on themare
plenty and may be found any- options as well. There is no aswhere in the body), and plantar surance, however, that warts
or also called foot warts (hard will disappear entirely. Some
thick skin that are sometimes warts spread the virus to the
painful and grow on the soles skin near or around it, which

You might have heard of using


duct tape for warts, dabbing it
with pineapple juice, or rubbing
warts with garlicthese are all
ineffective home remedies!
of the foot). These and all other types of warts do not have
roots as some people might
think. In truth, warts only
infect the outer layer of the
skin. Also contrary to belief,
most types of warts are noncancerous. But they are contagious.Broken, cut skin like a
wound or a scratch that comes
into direct contact withthe wart
may resultinthe virus to grow
on that area. But you wont see
a wart immediately or even
days after contact with the virus. Usually, it takes months
for warts to be visible on the
skin.Assomepeople aremore
susceptible to diseases and
common infections than others,some people arealsomore
prone to get HPV because
of their weaker immune systemthan others.
Depending on the type of
wart, sometimes it goes away
on its own. If it doesnt, proper
treatment should be administered immediately before
itworsens. Home remedies and
over-the-counter products are
popular for treating warts,like
the application of salicylic
acid, but it may take as long
as months to completely removeit. There is also a risk of
misdiagnosis when performing

is whyeven ifaftersomewarts
get removed, new warts
take their place. This is
whyearlydetectionis important
sothat recurringwartsmaybe
removed at once.
To prevent warts or keep
warts from coming back, it is
important to maintain your
overall health. Practice good
physical hygiene, like taking a
bath regularly, washing your
hands often and properly, and
taking time to check and treat
cuts, scratches, or wounds,
no matter how small they are.
Wear slippers at all times and
use your own bath items in
gyms, spas, and other public
areas. Exercising regularly
and keeping your lifestyle in
check, like avoiding smoking
and alcohol, are also good precautions to prevent the virus.
Of course, a proper diet keeps
the immune system functioning well in order to ward off
viruses. For any suspicious
skin irregularity, it is always
best to consult your skin care
expertright away, who can easily diagnose if a particular skin
growth is a wart and recommend the proper treatment for
you. Remember to keep these
tips in mind to keep those warts
away for good.

GOOD FOOD
Top picks at the Health and Wellness Fair

By CJ JUNTEREAL

he great American writer,


Mark Twain, once said: The
only way to keep your health
is to eat what you dont want,
drink what you dont like, and do what
youd rather not. To many people that
translates as: eat your vegetables, and
get more exercise. A growing number
of people, however, believe that eating
what is good for your body is as important as eating what tastes good.
At the three-day Health and Wellness
Fair organized by ABS-CBNs Lingkod
Kapamilya and G Stuff at the Rockwell Tent early this month, it was a
pleasant surprise to discover that the
two need not be mutually exclusive.
Heres a list of five products that will
make you forget they are healthier for
you than what you usually buy.
Fresh and Pickled Chilies from
Chili Asylum. Isi Laureano has
made it her mission to learn about the
different varieties of chilis we grow
in the Philippines, and she knows exactly where her products come from
because she has a network of farmers around the country providing
her with chilis that range from mild
to incendiary. I buy her fresh chilis,
but am also in love with the chilis she
pickles in sweet-sour brine. They are
perfect for jazzing up sandwiches and

salads. 63 919 818 1220 or Instagram:


@chiliasylum
Butter from The Dairy Farm Manila. The milk is from cows grassfed
in a farm in Bukidnon, and the butter
is all-naturalno preservatives and
no additives. Have you ever tasted
fresh, pure butter before? You havent
lived until you do, because it tastes
so much better than mass produced
butter. 63 917 539 5621/63 917 850 4630.
Also available at the Legaspi Sunday Market.
Mushroom Salt from Ritual. Made
from Mindoro Sea Salt and dried, pulverized oyster mushrooms, it doesnt
really taste of mushrooms at all. Instead, you taste a salty, earthy, meaty
flavorthe epitome of umami. So
far, Ive used it on scrambled eggs,
steak, stuffed mushrooms, and rice.
Yes, a small pinch adds oomph to
plain, steamed brown rice. I also like
the fact that it isnt iodized salt. 2/F
Languages International Bldg., 926
Arnaiz Ave. (formerly Pasay Rd.),
Makati; 02 734 5486
Pastillas de Leche from the Philippine Carabao Center. It was so hard
to get the packaging off, but the golden brown nuggets inside were worth
it. These arent your regular milky
white soft pastillas rolled in sugar,

nor are they the darker brown hard


pastillas. These are sticky-soft with
an edge of dulce de leche flavor, and
hard to stop eating. Call 02 921 3863.
Coco Jam from Coco Natura. More
intense than your regular coco jam,
this tastes of toasted latik and caramel. Its healthier, too, because it
doesnt use processed sugaronly
coconut cream and coco syrup made
from coco sugar. Available at most
large supermarkets, 02 470 8098
Salted duck eggs from G Stuff.
They arent dyed that fluorescent
shade of pink, they arent overly salty
and they have a nice creamy texture.
Best of all, they taste fresh instead of
old. Retail outlets are at Powerplant
Mall and Trinoma, 02 415 6297
More important, though, is the
knowledge that the event raised
funds for farmers from Sibuyan and
Guimaras to build an infrastructure
and distribution system that will
make organic produce more accessible to the market. The Department
of Agriculture has done a good job
of supporting farmers and communities around the country who grow
beautiful organic and heirloom produce. But we still need more ways for
these products to reach consumers
who are willing to buy.

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C-3

What you ought to know about blood pressure


What
is
blood
pressure? Why is it
important to keep it
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called prehypertension.
It is important to
maintain blood pressure within normal
limits because, if untreated, hypertension
increases your risk
Blood pressure reof heart attack, heart
fers to the force that
failure, kidney disease,
blood exerts against
stroke, blindness, and
MEDICAL NOTES
the walls of arteries. It
dementia. Both sysEDUARDO
has two components,
tolic and diastolic blood
GONZALES, MD
systolic and diastolic.
pressures are imporSystolic blood pressure
tant, but for people 50
is the force on the arteries when years old or older, systolic presthe heart beats while diastolic sure is a better predictor of heart
blood pressure is the force when attack and stroke.
the heart is resting between beats.
In a few instances, hypertenThe normal resting systolic blood sion results from an underlying
pressure is below 120 and the nor- problem, usually of the kidney or
mal resting diastolic blood pres- endocrine organs. But in most
sure is below 80. Blood pressure people, its cause is unknown. It is
values are written in the form of a probably the result of the interplay
fraction, systolic/diastolic. Thus, a of numerous genetic and environnormal blood pressure reading is mental factors including excessive
below 120/80 mmHg.
salt intake, obesity, excessive alcoBlood pressure normally fluctu- hol intake, physical inactivity, and
ates during the day, depending on psychological stress.
the physical and mental activity, but
Hypertension, especially if
if it is persistently high (i.e., systolic mild, can be controlled by these dipressure that is 140 mmHg or high- etary and lifestyle changes.
er and/or diastolic pressure that is
90 mmHg or higher) then you have
A low sodium diet, which
hypertension or high blood pres- simply means no sawsawan for
sure while reading that is between Filipinos. Food can still be cooked
120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg is with salt, but only to taste.

Light to moderate alcohol


consumption
Weight loss. Losing as little as
five to 10 percent of your body weight
is enough to make a difference.
A regular exercise program.
You dont need a structured program. Simple exercises, like taking
the stairs instead of the elevator,
doing household chores regularly,
and walking or biking when going to
and from the neighborhood grocery
store instead of driving, are enough.
Your activities, however, should add
up to more than 30 minutes a day.
Stress management such as
listening to music, meditation, etc.
There are many instances,
however, when hypertension cannot be controlled by just dietary
and lifestyle changes. People need
to medicate and they have to do it
regularly and religiously.
Email inquiries on health matters to medical_notes@yahoo.com.

BREAST
CANCER
BUSTER

What to eat to reduce


the risk of breast cancer

en can get
fight against breast cancer,
breast
canhowever, is the presence of
cer, too. In
the sulfur-containing comfact, men and
pounds known as indoles.
women share the same risk
These help prevent cancers
factors, although incidence
that are dependent on horis low in men. In women, it
mones like breast cancer.
is the most common type of
Indoles deactivate the most
cancer, both in the Philipactive form of estrogen esHEALTHY
pines and worldwide.
tradiol
by
EVER AFTER
There are other risk
converting
CHESHIRE QUE,
factors, too, aside from
it to estrone.
RND, RN, RD
gender. Genes and famThis converily history can increase the
sion decreasrisk. Other factors are age
es the risk of
(women over 50 years old, men over
breast cancer as well as
70), radiation exposure, obesity, early
uterine cancer.
onset of menarche (menstrual period
before 12 years old), menopause at a
List of cruciferous veglater age, conceiving first child after 35
etables:
years old, having never been pregnant,
Broccoli
hormone replacement therapy after
Cauliflower
menopause, smoking, and excessive
Cabbage
alcohol intake.
Kangkong
While some are beyond our con Pechay
trol, there are some that we can avoid
Kale
through lifestyle changes. For instance,
Collard greens
obesity can be prevented or corrected
Bok choy
through balanced and adequate food
B r u s s e l s
intake, regular physical activity, stress
sprouts
management, and behavior modifica Mustard greens
tion. Limiting alcohol intake to a maxi Turnip greens
mum of one drink for women (four to
Radishes
five ounces) and two drinks for men
Horseradish
per day will also help.
Arugula
There are vegetables, too, that have
protective properties against breast canAdapt a healthier
certhe cruciferous vegetables. This
lifestyle and reduce
group of dark green, leafy vegetables
your risk of developing
resembles the shape of a cross, hence
breast cancer by makthe name, and is also often referred
ing these dark green wonders part
to as the cabbage-family vegetables.
of your daily food consumption. Eat
Cruciferous vegetables are rich in vitaat least one vegetarian meal per day
mins, minerals, and dietary fiber. They
and increase your vegetable intake to
also contain anti-cancer compounds
three servings a day (one and a half
that stimulate protective enzymes that
cups, cooked or three cups, raw).
detoxify cancer-causing chemicals in
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Nora Aunor to play ageing rock musician on Little Mommy


By rowena tan

he is known
for doing heavy
drama, but
imagine the Superstar Nora Aunor in
leather jacket and electric guitar in tow while
one hand flashes the V
sign as she hollers, Yeah,
rock on!
On GMA-7s upcoming series Little Mommy,
Nora will play Lola Annie
Batongbuhay, a musician in a rock band.
Gitarista ako
dito tapos ang role
ko ay light lang.
Basta masayahin lang ako
dito pero meron
ding time na
malungkot
ang eksena, she
said in an
interview.
T h e
actress believes GMA
gave her the

NORA AUNOR

Bianca Gonzalez-Intal
all set for Baby Lucia
Text and Photo
By Christine Allaine B. Dumaplin

kuya. So in my head, growing up,


the best talaga magka-kuya eh,
she said.
Make no mistake, though, she
is happy as long as she comes out
healthy, happy and normal, those
are the most important (things).
Bianca hopes for a fuss-free
delivery. Thankfully, all the checkups have indicated naman na it
will be a normal delivery
Her husband JC is as thrilled
as any first-time dad would be.
He was super excited from day
one (we learned I was pregnant),
said Bianca, emphasizing the word
super.
As in he loves kids. He even
has more than 30 inaanaks. Ang
galing niya talaga sa bata, sobra.
I'm happy (too), of course, pero
siya talaga yung rurok ng happiness.
The 32-year-old Bianca says
JC has been very supportive and
hands on to the point of even taking a birthing class and a breastfeeding class with her.
All the checkups, kahit hindi
niya kailangan namang pumunta, he comes with me, like
yung birthing class, to be able to
understand the whole process. He
really wants to be so involved with
everything. Being pregnant is
not just a thing for the mothers, it's really a team effort
of the couples. Kasi having
a partner to support and
understand you is such a
big help.

ight months pregnant,


Bianca Gonzalez-Intal
is both excited and nervous becoming a firsttime mom to her baby with Gilas
Pilipinas player JC Intal.
The thought of having to raise
a human being is probably the
most challenging thing Ill ever
do, Bianca told Bulletin Entertainment at an Olay event, where
she was named the brands newest
ambassador.
Sharing more about the daughter they are expecting, whom they
will name Lucia, Bianca is looking
forward to many firsts. Her first
few days, her first laugh, the first
time na ma-re-recognize niya
yung face namin... she said,
smiling.
However, like many first-time
moms, she feels a little on edge,
thinking if she would make the
right decisions like how do you
raise her na magiging mabait
siya, God-fearing, down-to-earth,
responsible? All these things.
Still, Bianca feels lucky she
didnt have a hard time with her
pregnancy. When I hit around
two and a half months,
na-feel ko yung all day
sickness, nausea, but
it wasnt so bad, she
said.
A f t e r n o n , i t s
been a very, very easy
pregnancy. I was able
to work pa rin, and
Whats next after
I still got to workPaano Ba To?!
Many got hooked on
out, she added.
Paano Ba To?!, How
I'm very lucky
To Survive Growing
with her (Baby
Up, Biancas book
Lucia), kasi
about lifes ups and
I know of so
downs. A lot of peomany friends
ple have been askna nagkaroon
ing the writer-editor
ng maselang
if she is planning
pregnancy.
another inspiraBiancas extional book, possicitement over
bly about motherher pregnancy
hood.
is evident on
We'll see, Bianca
her Instagram
teased. She said she
posts. Here,
needs more experience
she shares
to write about somephotos of gifts
thing.
she got at the
She added that if she
baby shower,
ever writes a book again,
the shoes JC
it has to be personal, just
bought for their
like what she did with
d a u g h t e r, a n d
Paano Ba To?! How to
many others.
Survive Growing Up.
Not many know,
Sobrang binigay
however, the TV
ko talaga lahat in that
host-writer-editor
book, and it took 30 years
actually wanted a
of living to be able to do
baby boy because
that, she said.
she grew up with a
BIANCA GONZALEZ-INTAL

opportunity to take on such an uncharacteristic role following excellent


reviews of her appearances on Magpakailanman and Pari Koy.
Natuwa siguro sila sa akin. Nabaitan. Kasi pag maganda naman
ang naipakita mo eh, bibigyan ka
talaga nila ng chance, Nora said.
She cleared, however, that she
doesnt have a contract with GMA yet.
Hindi ko pa alam kasi sa ngayon
(ay) eto lang po muna ginagawa ko,
she said. At saka mas gusto ko ng
freelance para may pagkakataon ako
sa iba.
Nora is grateful that the Kapuso
network gave her work. Masaya ako at
nagpapasalamat sa mga taong patuloy
na sumusuporta sa akin. Tuloy-tuloy
ang trabaho, she said.
On the series, the actress will work
with veteran actor Eddie Garcia, whom
she finds intimidating.
Sa sobrang paghanga at respeto
ko sa kanya, minsan gusto ko siyang
lapitan pero ayoko kasi hiyang-hiya
ako. Natatakot ako, she said.
Nora also wants to work with Eddie in a film if and when a good script
comes. Their last movie together was in
1996 via the film Bakit May Kahapon
Pa?
Gusto ko kasi gumawa ng film

kasama si Eddie, so sabi ko nga hanap


tayo ng material. Wala pa kasing nagaalok sa amin ngayon, she said.
Aside from the series, Nora has several indie films in the works: Adolfo Alix
Jr.s Whistleblower, Tasaday and
Padre de Familia; Derick Cabridos
Tuos; and Real S. Floridos Kabisera.
She also appears in another Magpakailanman episode to air soon.
Little Mommy revolves around
the journey of Lola Annie, Lolo Miguel
(Eddie), Tinay (Kris Bernal) and Letlet
(Chlaui Malayao). Tinay is a 25-year-old
who acts and thinks like a nine-year-old.
Her daughter, Letlet, a six-year-old,
takes care of her, acting like her little
mommy.
Directed by Ricky Davao, Little
Mommy also stars Bembol Roco, Keempee de Leon, Gladys Reyes, Mark
Herras, Hiro Peralta, Renz Fernandez,
Juancho Trivino and Sunshine Dizon. It
starts airing in November on GMA-7s
Telebabad.
Defending Sharon
Nora also discussed why she mentioned Sharon Cuneta in her acceptance
speech at the recently concluded 63rd
Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and
Sciences (FAMAS) Awards night where
the former was named among Iconic

Movie Queens.
Nora believes Sharon should have
been on the list, too.
Sa FAMAS kasi ang pinaguusapan eh, kung ano ang nagawa mo.
Meron sa recording, pelikula at iba
pa. Kaya hindi ako pumayag, kaya sa
speech ko sinama ko siya (Sharon) sa
mga pinasalamatan ko, she said.
Other recipients of the award were
Gloria Romero, Susan Roces, Nora
Aunor, Maricel Soriano, Dawn Zulueta
and Sarah Geronimo.
On politics
Meanwhile, Nora said she will endorse Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares
presidential bid in the May 2016 elections. She believes the senator will be
of great help to Filipinos.
Nagtitiwala ako sa kanya. Naniniwala ako na malaki ang maitutulong
niya sa tao kasi yun ang bilin sa
kanya (ni Fernando Poe, Jr., her father), she said.
On the other candidates, Nora said
she doesnt know most of them personally so shes not endorsing them.
The superstar said, Mahirap
yun. Paano kapag hindi nila ginawa
yung mga sinabi nila nong kampanya? (With report from Jojo P.
Panaligan)

How motherhood changed Regine


By rowena tan

egine Velasquez-Alcasid
considers her son Nate
the biggest blessing shes
ever received, a wonderful gift that has changed her
world.
Iba na talaga ang life ko ngayon, she said. Dati kasi mahilig
ako mag-raket, ngayon kino-consider ko na yung schedule ko para
may time pa ako na ibibigay ko sa
family ko.
Needless to say, she makes
sure she spends quality time with
her son. Kunyari after school,
ginagawa namin assignment niya
and then we watch TV together din
after.
Still, as a conscientious mother,
she also sees to it Nate doesnt
grow up spoiled. For instance, she
imposes strict rules when it comes
to things like gadget use. Nagtatanong nga siya palagi sa akin
everyday kung Friday na raw kasi
Friday night lang siya pwede magiPad, she said with a laugh.
The singer says they even expanded their house to accommodate
Nates needs kasi dumadami na
toys niya. The renovation has
proved useful to the whole family
as well.
Kasi nong ginawa yung bahay, hindi ko naisip na malaki ang
family ko, malaki din family niya
(Ogie). Hindi ko rin naisip na pupunta sila don kapag weekends, so
pinalaki namin, particularly yung
dining area.
In any case, big families can be
fun. Asked if she is trying for another baby, Regine replied, Hindi
namin kinakarir kasi mahirap din
kung pipilitin mo. Pinapasa-Diyos
na lang namin.

performers.
Unfortunately, Jonalyn, Aicelle
and Audie will not perform on the
same day. Kung pwede ko lang
sila pagsabaysabayin sa isang
araw eh, kaso hindi pinermit
ng schedule nila, Regine explained.
She considers the series a big
challenge to her stamina.
Mahirap kasi sa series,
maraming beses mo kailangan
kumanta and kailangan mo pa
kumanta sa mga sunod na araw,
she said.
Recall that in 2011, Regine suffered from acid reflux, which affected her voice. She admitted, Talagang bumaba
yung self-confidence ko.
Tapos nong bumabalik
na yung boses parang
naiba, nagkaroon ng attitude.
Nevertheless,
Regine is grateful
that her fans support never wavered.
Thankful naman ako, dahil
unti-unti bumalik
yung confidence
REGINE VELASQUEZ-ALCASID
ko at yung boses

Shes back!
Regine may be extra picky with
projects these days, but her upcoming one is special enough for her.
The singer is set to hold a series of
concerts at The Theater of Solaire
Resorts & Casino from Nov. 6, 7, 20
and 21.
Her repertoire includes songs
from musicals like Miss Saigon,
Phantom of the Opera, The Last
Five Years, Rama Hari, Noli Me
Tangere, among others. She will
also delight fans with several OPM
classics including a few composed
by Ryan Cayabyab.
Nahirapan kami mamili kasi
marami akong gustong kantahin
na songs eh, mga two hours lang
ang show. And yung audience din
kasi mag-e-expect yan ng mga
kakantahin ko, so we want to give
back din, she said.
Among her guest in the concert
are Jonalyn Viray, Aicelle Santos
and Audie Gemora, all of whom
she considers her favorite local

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A fathers pride and joy


CELEBRITY WORLD
CRISPINA
MARTINEZ-BELEN

ike most fathers


who are loving,
caring and supportive of their
daughters dreams, Col.
Ricardo L. Nolasco, Jr.
(Ret) expressed his allout support when her only
daughter Hannah decided
to be a singer and record
an album titled Peksman, which contains a
couple of Hannahs own
compositions.
When asked why she
wanted to record an album,
Hannah said, I want to
narrate my personal experiences through songs.
I want to capture these
years in my life through
songs.
She describes her music as fun and youthful. I
never choose a song
that I cant relate
to in some way,
shape or form.
My music will
always reflect
who I am and
what I believe
in, Hannah,
who started playing
the piano
at age 3,
added.
As to her
musical influences, she
s a i d , A s i d e
from Papa,
theres Ariana
Grande, One
Direction,
Katy Perry,
Va n e s s a
Hudgens,
Rihanna, and
Taylor
Swift.

PROUD FATHER Col. Ricardo L.


Nolasco Jr. PAF (Ret.) lovingly
looks at his daughter Hannah as
she renders a song number at the
launch of her debut album

Col. Nolasco explained, I


believe Hannah took her musical skills from me. I remember
she would always sit on my lap
when I played my favorite pieces
during dinner time.
About Peksman, he said,
This is not so she could earn
fame or fortune but rather my
humble way of bringing Hannah
closer to the realization of her
dream.
Aside from being proprietor
of the famous Hannahs Beach
Resort & Convention Center in
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Col.
Nolasco is also Chairman &
President of Air Materiel Wing
Savings and Loan Association
Inc. (AMWSLAI) which prospered under his stewardship.
He is also the president of the
Confederation of Non-Stock
Savings & Loan Associations
(CONSLA). This is the umbrella
organization of the Non-Stock
Savings & Loan Associations
(NSSLA).
On Oct. 15, Col. Nolasco will file
his candidacy representing CONSLA
Party-list. I want to serve even
more the members of CONSLA and
NSSLA, he said.
The NSSLA which has grown to
71 savings and loans associations,
caters to the marginalized sectors of Philippine society, such
as the military and police,
teachers, employees of the
government and private
sectors, market vendors,
miners and school employees among others.

Sexy star wants


to make a
comeback
Sexy star
of the 80s

Jenny
Varga has expressed desire to make
a comeback.
kahit man
lang sa MMK
or Magpakailanman, she
said.
Recall that
among the
significant
films Jenny
made include
Hiram Na
Katawan
with Zandro
Zamora;
and A Case
Of Honor,
directed by

JENNY VARGA
the late National Artist for Film Eddie Romero.
Jenny had been based in Japan
where she appeared on the show
Best House 123 on Fuji Television.
On the side, Jenny taught English.
Jenny was in town recently during which she did a charity
show in Davao together with
Vinz Apostol of 24K Gold
Japan and Ms. Long Osawa
of Tokyo Gold Japan.

Tidbits: Happy b-day


greetings today,
Oct. 13, go to
Tito Sy, Oscar
Jornacion,
Carina Dace r, I n d a y
Rosales,
Katrina
Pa n l i l i o ,
Va n g i e
Jacinto,
Elizabeth
Hammond,
Rene Perez,
Annette Africano, Pinky
Masigla, Irma
Gumalay, Len
Llanes and
Rose Garcia...
Oct. 14: Joey de
Leon, Ms. Alicia
L. Reyes, Norma
Japitana, Eva
Pineda, Socorro
Zarate, Lita Faustino, Atty. Ruby
Ruiz-Bruno, Agnes Payawal, Lexine Bondoc, Brgy.
Chairman Ramil
Landingin, Charito
Reyes, Cecilla Batungbakal, Katherine Chloe de Castro,
Erlinda Bautista,
Ilonah Jean, Rep.
Dudot Jaworski and
Richard Merk

The Star Wars


universe in your
pocket

ucasfilm and Disney Interactive


have launched the
official Star Wars
app, which puts fans into
the Star Wars universe right
from their mobile devices.
Available for iOS and
Android, the free app pro-

vides breaking news,


rich media, social updates, special events,
and interactive features
for the countdown to
Star Wars: The Force
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In addition to featuring exclusive content,
the app also pulls in news and posts
from Star Wars expansive network of
digital channels, including StarWars.
com as well as the official Star Wars
channels on various social media
platforms.
Users can also theme the app with
light side, dark side, or droid interfaces,
each containing different designs,
sounds, and animations.
Created especially with fans in
mind, the app is equipped with Star
Wars ID which lets users join the growing Star Wars fan community by choosing an avatar, creating a handle, and
building a connected profile. The app
will continue to evolve along with the
franchise, and users can look forward
to regular updates and new features.
The app also helps fans discover the
latest Star Wars digital apps, products
and experiences.
Updated daily and in real-time,
this is the app Star Wars fans are
looking for!

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by Felipe de la Cruz

NORMANS ISLAND

by Norman Isaac

THE Daily Commuter Puzzle

DENNIS THE MENACE

by Hank Ketcham

ZITS

by Dean Young & Jim Raymond

MARVIN

BEETLE BAILEY

THE BORN LOSER

by Mike Peters

by Scott and Borgman

by Tom Armstrong

by Mort Walker

by Art Sansom

Edited by Jacqueline E. Mathews

TOK & MOL

by William Contreras

YOUR STARS
(tuesday, 13 october 2015)
ARIES (March 21-April 20) Indeed there are always plenty of things
where your experience will compensate for your age. And only if you are no
longer prepared to make the effort is it too late to learn. Spend a little more
time keeping things clean, not only will they look better, but they will also work
better.
TAURUS (April 21-May 20) Your own preconceptions could lead to
a misunderstanding but now you know of this tendency you will be able to avoid
it. Do not allow yourself to become discouraged because there is no clear sign
of progress. Instead of seeking revenge or retribution make moderation and
reconciliation your aim.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Try to be a little more accommodating; you
cannot have your own way in all things. Something you have learned more as a
pastime than for any specific reason will turn out to be of practical value. Give a
friend your advice, but only if you really know what you are talking about.
CANCER (June 21-July 20) Today you will be able to do only a
part of what you had intended. Have a bit more patience and persevere. It will
be quite late to undo what has been done but you can still remedy the effects
ensuing from it. You should seek to use persuasion rather than force in asserting your authority.
LEO (July 21-Aug. 20) Being too much in a rush is liable to spoil the
results. Try to ensure you do not overtire yourself today. Do not just become
annoyed by your own weaknesses, instead do all you can to rectify them. Put
your health first and do not take any undue chances.
VIRGO (Aug 21-Sept. 22) Get into a peaceful frame of mind as this
is the only way you can handle the situation that you are in now. You will be
better able to see where you are going and to judge whether it is the right way.
Make sure you do not drop your guard before people you feel are seeking to
deceive you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) This may be a rather difficult day and
you wont be satisfied with the way things will turn out. It would be better to
compromise and avoid taking the initiative at this time. There will be some tiring
elements and you will need all your willpower and resolution.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Nothing is as easy as you would like it
to be so do make a greater effort. It will be quite easy to go wrong today. Consequently you would do well to think just that much more before acting. Do your
utmost to base yourself on facts and to use your reason and intelligence.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) You will know how to do better
than someone else. Do not however boast about it; just show what you can do.
You may find it a little hard to collect your thoughts, but if you make an effort you
will succeed in so doing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Not only are you more likely to
make mistakes but you are also more liable to miss them so take especial care.
You have much to do that you are liable to get into a panic about it. Dont; it wont
get things done any more quickly, just keep calm and work steadfastly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) You are liable to distrust others to a
greater degree than the situation warrants. Use a little more tact and discretion
where social contacts are concerned. You will be exposed to loud noises and
since you value your hearing, you should try to reduce this exposure as much
as possible.
PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) You are inclined to spend too much
time thinking about pleasant past times. Instead, live more in the present and for
the future. Do not leave more to chance then is absolutely necessary. However,
though slowly, you will be able to see more clearly what has to be done.

VITAMIN D

IMBOY

by Darwin Perez

by Nio Balita

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TVGuide

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

your everyday guide to local television and cable TV.

Local Channels
ABS CBN 2
12:00 am O
Shopping
5:00 am Umagang
Kay Ganda
7:30 KrisTV
8:45 Inazuma
Eleven
9:00 Power
Rangers Megaforce
9:30 Kapamilya
Blockbusters
11:30 Ningning
12:15 pm Its
Showtime
2:30 Doble Kara
3:10 All Of Me
3:55 Nasaan Ka Ng
Kailangan Kita
4:35 My Puhunan
5:05 Deal or No
Deal
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Amor
6:30 TV Patrol
7:40 Ang
Probinsyano
8:25 Pangako
Sayo
9:10 On the Wings
of Love
9:55 Pinoy Big
Brother 737
10:40 Aquino &
Abunda Tonight
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11:45 Banana Nite

GMA 7
12:10 am The Tim
Yap Show
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9:15 Knock Out
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10:55 The Kings
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12:00mn Legal
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12:30 This Is My
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Song

New breed of heroes


F

rom creator and executive


producer Tim Kring, who
imagined the original criticallyacclaimed 2006 Heroes series,
comes Heroes Reborn, an epic 13episode event series that chronicles
the lives of ordinary people who
possess extraordinary abilities.
Now airing on Jack TV, the series
sees the return of several original
Heroes cast members such as
Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, Greg
Grunberg as Matt Parkman and Sendhil

Ramamurthy as Mohinder Suresh.


The series picks up from a terrorist
attack in Odessa, Texas, which left
the city decimated. Blamed for the
tragic event, those with extraordinary
abilities are in hiding or on the run
from those with nefarious motives.
Two such vigilantes include Luke
(Zachary Levi) and Joanne (Judith
Shekoni), who are seeking to avenge
a tragic loss.
Noah Bennet, aka H.R.G. (Jack
Coleman), has gone off the grid but

conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady


(Henry Zebrowski) finds him and
opens his eyes to the truth behind the
Odessa tragedy.
While in hiding, some are
discovering new-found skills. Awkward
teen Tommy (Robbie Kay) just wants
to be normal and win the girl of his
dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green), but
normalcy is virtually impossible after
he learns of his abilities.
Meanwhile, Erica (Rya Kihlstedt),
the head of the highly successful

tech conglomerate Renautas, has an


agenda of her own.
Others in the cast are Danika
Yarosh, Kiki Sukezane, and Ryan
Guzman.

Learn more on www.jacktv.ph


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Destiny Cable Ch.51, and Cablelink
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B!
2:00 Wara Store
4:00 Lucky Fred
5:00 Little Spirou
6:00 The Fairly Odd
Parents
7:00 SpongeBob
SquarePants
8:00 Dora, The
Explorer
8:30 Peppa Pig
9:00 Paw Patrol
9:30 Robocarpoli
10:00 Blaze & the
Monster Machines
10:30 Winx Club
11:30 Dora and
Friends
1:00 pm Rabbids
Invasion
1:30 Winx Club
2:30 Oggy And The
Cockroaches
3:30 The Fairly Odd
Parents
7:30 Get Blake
8:00 The Fairly Odd
Parents
8:30 Rabbids
Invasion
9:00 Oggy And The
Cockroaches
10:00 SpongeBob
SquarePants
11:00 Kung Fu Panda
DISNEY CHANNEL
12:00 am Zig &
Sharko
1:00 The
Replacements
2:00 Stitch!
3:00 Perman
4:00 Fish Hooks
5:00 Phineas & Ferb
6:00 Sheriff Callies
Wild West
6:30 Henry
Hugglemonster
7:00 Jake and The
Neverland Pirates
7:30 Doc Mcstuffins
8:00 Mickey Mouse
Clubhouse
8:30 Sofia The First
9:00 The 7D
9:30 Phineas & Ferb
10:00 Ratatouille
12:00 pm Ultimate
Spider-Man

12:30 Randy
Cunningham: 9th
Grade Ninja
1:00 Phineas & Ferb
2:00 The 7D
2:30 The Pink
Panther Show
3:00 Penn Zero: PartTime Hero
3:30 Pac-Man
And The Ghostly
Adventures
4:00 Gravity Falls
4:30 Mr. Bean:
Animated Series
5:00 Line Town
5:30 Boyster
6:00 Phineas & Ferb
7:00 Cross Fight
B-Daman
7:30 Pac-Man
And The Ghostly
Adventures
8:00 How To Train
Your Dragon
9:40 Mr. Bean
10:10 Phineas & Ferb
10:35 Pac-Man
And The Ghostly
Adventures
11:00 The Pink
Panther Show
11:30 Perman
ANIMAX
12:00 am Sket
Dance
12:30 City Hunter
1:00 I Dont Have
Many Friends
2:00 Cardfight!!
Vanguard Asia Circuit
2:30 Little Busters!
Refrain
3:30 Sket Dance
4:00 City Hunter
4:30 I Dont Have
Many Friends
5:30 Cardfight!!
Vanguard Asia Circuit
6:00 City Hunter
6:30 Sket Dance
7:00 Hayate the
Combat Butler
8:00 Little Busters!
Refrain
9:00 Cardfight!!
Vanguard Asia Circuit
9:30 The Seven
Deadly Sins
10:30 Sket Dance
11:00 Hayate the
Combat Butler
12:00 pm Little
Busters! Refrain
1:00 Cardfight!!
Vanguard Asia Circuit
1:30 The File Of
Young Kindaichi
2:00 City Hunter
2:30 Sket Dance
3:00 Hayate the
Combat Butler
4:00 Little Busters!
Refrain
6:00 The File Of
Young Kindaichi
6:30 The Seven
Deadly Sins
7:30 Cardfight!!
Vanguard Asia Circuit
8:00 Little Busters!
Refrain
9:00 Sket Dance
9:30 City Hunter
10:00 I Dont Have
Many Friends
11:00 Little Busters!
Refrain
HERO
12:00 am Kyouran
Kazoku Nikki
12:30 Yakitate!
Japan
1:30 Element
Hunters

2:30 Kobato
3:00 Eyeshield 21
3:30 Yugioh Zexal
4:00 Tiger and Bunny
5:00 Trigun
6:00 Kyouran Kazoku
Nikki
6:30 Yakitate! Japan
7:30 Element
Hunters
8:30 Kobato
9:00 Eyeshield 21
9:30 Yugioh Zexal
10:00 Tiger and
Bunny
11:00 Trigun
12:00 pm Kyouran
Kazoku Nikki
12:30 Yakitate!
Japan
1:30 Element
Hunters
2:30 Kobato
3:00 Eyeshield 21
3:30 Yugioh Zexal
4:00 Tiger and Bunny
5:00 Trigun
6:00 Kyouran Kazoku
Nikki
6:30 Yakitate! Japan
7:30 Element
8:30 Kobato
9:00 Eyeshield 21
9:30 Yugioh Zexal
10:00 Tiger and
Bunny
11:00 Trigun
STAR WORLD
12:15 am Greek
1:00 Raising Hope
1:25 Desperate
Housewives
2:10 New Girl
2:35 Greek
3:20 Raising Hope
3:45 Desperate
Housewives
4:30 New Girl
4:55 Greek
5:40 Supermarket
Superstar
6:25 The Rachel Zoe
Project
7:15 Glee
8:05 Million Dollar
Listing LA
8:55 Asias Next Top
Model
9:45 Asias Next Top
Model
11:25 Glee
12:15 pm Asias
Next Top Model
1:15 Styled to Rock
UK
2:10 A to Z
3:10 Empire
4:00 My Fair Wedding
4:50 Amsale Girls
5:45 Amazing
Wedding Cakes
6:45 Asias Next Top
Model
7:45 Masterchef US
8:45 Once Upon A
Time
9:45 Revenge
10:45 Glee
11:45 Sex and The
City
JACKTV
12:10 am Suits
1:00 Bobs Burgers
1:25 American Dad
1:50 The Simpsons
2:15 Family Guy
2:40 American Horror
Story: Freak Show
3:30 The Simpsons
3:55 Family Guy
4:20 Saturday Night
Live
5:10 Constantine
6:00 Paid
Programming

6:40 The Big Bang


Theory
7:30 Arrow
9:10 Saturday Night
Live
10:00 Grimm
10:50 American
Horror Story: Freak
Show
11:40 The Simpsons
12:05 pm Family Guy
12:30 Best Ink 3
1:20 Suits
2:10 The Big Bang
Theory
3:00 Brickleberry
6:20 Saturday Night
Live
7:10 Grimm
8:00 The 100
8:50 Suits
9:40 Best Ink
10:30 Saturday Night
11:20 The Flash
PBO
1:30 am Berdugo
3:30 Paligayahin Mo
Ako
5:30 Three Days Of
Darkness
7:00 Silang
Matatapang, Walang
Atrasan
8:30 Pinoy Sports
Special
9:30 Talahib At Rosas
11:30 Tagos Ng Dugo
1:30 pm Lastikman:
Unang Banat
3:30 April Boys
Sanay Mahalin Mo
Rin Ako
5:30 Working Girls
2010
7:30 Kulimlim
9:30 Ikaw Naman
Ang Iiyak
11:30 Totoy Golem
VIVA CHANNEL
12:00 am Pantaxa
12:30 The Jon Santos
Show
1:30 Dobol or
Samting
2:00 Popstar Diaries
Rewind
2:30 Star Yayey
3:00 Pantaxa
3:30 Pantaxa
4:00 Especially For
You
5:00 Exercise
6:00 Daily Top 5
6:30 Celebrity Real
Life Stories
7:00 Celebrity Home
& Business
7:30 Rap Sessions
8:00 #JaDine
8:30 Kagat Ng Dilim
9:30 Chillin with
Chicser
10:00 Viva Drama
11:00 Especially For
You
12:00 pm Popstar
Diaries
12:30 Starbiz 1:30
Dobol or Samting
2:00 Rap Sessions
2:30 #JaDine
3:00 Alabang Girls
4:00 The Jon Santos
Show
5:00 Petras Panniest
5:30 Wapak
6:30 Especially For
You
7:30 Dobol or
Samting
8:00 Annebishowsa
8:30 KaraOkray
9:30 Popstar Diaries
Rewind
10:00 Front Row

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Red-letter day for ASOP Music Festival 2015 finalists


By rowena tan

Song of Praise (ASOP) Music


Festival has picked 24 composers
and interpreters to vie for the
top prizes tonight at the Smart
Araneta Coliseum.
They are looking for the best songs
praising God, be it a ballad, a novelty tune,
an alternative pop rock anthem or one that
utilizes indigenous instruments.
Brother Eli Soriano and Dr. Daniel
Razon are the men behind ASOP Music
Festival. Razon said they have the festival
on TV to give chance for these praise songs
to be appreciated by a bigger audience.
Gusto po kasi nating mabigyan
ng puwang sa industriya ang mas mahalagang bagay. Marami naman tayong
songs na maibibigay pero yung songs na
praise eh, hindi masyadong nabibigyan ng
pansin, Daniel said.
He added that the ASOP Music Festival
CD, which contains songs created by the
finalists, are being distributed for free. The
songs are being played by several FM and
AM stations, too.
Una po kasi gusto namin na yung
songs eh, marinig ng mas marami. Sa
puso din namin eh, ang songs dapat wag

ibenta kasi papuri po yun sa Panginoon,


Daniel explained.
Among competition judges are Ryan
Cayabyab, Celeste Legaspi, Mon del Rosario, Jungee Marcelo, Jett Pangan and
Lachmi Baviera.
Mon said they picked the songs based
on what would appeal most to the young
and the old even people with negative
vibes.
Maliban kasi sa message ng song,
dapat mag-cater ito sa lahat ng tao para
makapaloob sa damdamin nila, he explained.
Mon hopes for record labels to give
praise songs a chance to be heard.
Kasi walang record label na nagkoconcentrate na mag-produce ng songs of
praises. Meron ata dati pero limited lang
ang scale. Pero alam niyo sa ibang bansa,
maganda ang feedback sa ganyang mga
songs, he said.
He also said the festival aims to expand
the reach of OPM music. These songs ay
pwedeng pang-crossover. Dito lumalabas
ang galing ng Pinoy kasi mapa-jazz pa
yan kaya nila, Mon said.
The finalists for ASOP Music Festival
are Dinggin Mo, Oh Dios by Cris Bautista, interpreted by Reymond Sajor; Alabok

Cristine Reyes, Francine Prieto


engaged to marry respective partners
was with Ali that she found the comfort
she had been longing for. Na-fulfill niya
yung emptiness sa heart ko noong duristine Reyes and Francine
mating siya sa buhay ko, she said.
Prieto are set to marry their
Meanwhile, sexy actress Francine
sweethearts.
Prieto just got engaged to American
Cristine told PEP that
molecular biologist Frank Shotkoski,
she and the father of her daughter, Ali
her boyfriend of eight months. They met
Khatibi, will tie the knot sometime in
through a common friend in December
December.
last year.
While the Kapamilya acThursday last
tress did not reveal the exact
week, Francine
date of the wedding, she
shared via Insaid colleagues from
stagram her
show business, inengagement
cluding Kris Aquino,
ring. She
will be among the
wrote, Im
ninangs.
engaged!!!
Ali confirmed
Purple is
the news in a rea color
cent interview on
for the adTonight With Boy
venturous
FRANCINE PrieTO and
Abunda, sharing
heart with
Frank Shotkoski
how he proposed to
spiritual lean(Instagram)
the actress.
ings and a flair
It was
for drama.
spur of the
On the same day,
moment
she also posted a photo of
lang taher and fianc holding
laga
hands, captioning it:
I didnt
When you realize you
e v e n
want to spend the rest
h a v e
of your life with somethe ring
body, you want the rest
w i t h
of your life to start as
me that
soon as possible.
time, Ali
Francine also told
said. It was
ABS-CBN News.com, I
Cristine Reyes, Amarah,
very personal,
guess when you meet the right
and Ali Khatibi
(Instagram)
very intimate.
person, at yung lahat ng values
Cristine shared,
na gusto mo nasa kanya at kung
We were just talking. As in like, yung
paano ang treatment niya sayo.
She added, And most importantly,
pag-uusap namin na yun, medyo
kung paano niya i-embrace lahat ng
malalim talaga. Tapos bigla na lang
tao at ginagawa mo, at todo suporta
(siyang) nag-sabi ng Will you marry
sayo through thick or thin.
me?
Frank is set to fly back to the country
The 26-year-old added, Tuwang
in November.
tuwa ako, (tapos nong) na nag-sink
The 33-year-old actress also made
in talaga siya sakin the next day, from
clear she is not leaving showbiz after getmorning hanggang gabi, umiiyak
ting married. Hindi ako magre-retire
talaga ako.
dahil first love ko ang acting. Palaging
I realized na This is something I
open ang doors ko sa TV and Movie
wanna do, said Ali.
projects, said she.
Cristine, on the other hand, said it
By Christine Allaine B. Dumaplin

Celebs undercover
By rowena tan

themselves unrecognizable in hilarious


ways:

eleb-gazing has become a habit


for most and it has even fueled
a million-dollar paparazzi industry lorded over by people who
capture popular individuals in their most
candid at any cost.
It is no surprise that not a few
celebs have taken to disguising themselves to escape
constant scrutiny.
Some, do so, if only
to experience how to
live in seeming anonymity once again.
Heres a list
of some celebs
who have made

RICHARD GERE (Photo from his


official Facebook)

Yaya Dub as Corazon


Maybe it was for security or safety that
Internet sensation Maine Yaya Dub Mendoza disguised herself when she watched
American rock band Lifehouse perform
live in Manila recently.
Whatever her
reason, she ultimately had
fun having
herself
dolled
up like
Corazon, the
house-

JIM CARREY (YouTube)

by Jesmer Marquez, interpreted by Jeffrey


Hidalgo; Sabik Sayo by Joseph Bolinas,
interpreted by Ney Dimaculangan; Walang Hanggan by Benedict Sy, interpreted
by Maki Ricafort; Jesus, I Love You by
Timothy Joseph Cardona, interpreted by
RJ Buena; Mahal Mo Ako by Maria Loida
Estrada, interpreted by Sabrina;Kung
Pag-Ibig Moy Ulan by Christian Malinias,
interpreted by Leah Patricio; Dakila Ka
Ama by Ella Mae Septimo, interpreted
by Ruth Regine Reyno; Ikaw Na Lang
Mag-Drive Ng Buhay Ko by Rolan Delfin,
interpreted by Betong Sumaya; Pahintulutan Mo by Leonardo de Jesus III,
interpreted by Philippe Go; Salamat Po,
Ama by Dennis Roxas, interpreted by
Jojo Alejar; Pakamamahalin Din Kita
by Dennis Avenido, interpreted by Nino
Alejandro.
The third runner-up will receive
P100,000, while the second runner-up will
receive, P150,000. The first runner-up gets
P250,000. The song of the year winner
brings home P500,000.
The best interpreter will also bag a
prize of P50,000. The ASOP Music Festival
will be hosted by Richard Reynoso and
Toni Rose Gayda. (With report from Jojo
P. Panaligan)

A Song Of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival composers and interpreters

Bloomberg TV Philippines upholds


high standards of news reporting
By Paulyn Abando

athering and delivering the


news entails a sense of utmost responsibility, backed
by meticulous information
sourcing and collaborative effort.
While gearing up for a daily broadcast is hard work, keeping up with the
demands of a 24/7 news broadcast
channel is tougher.
Bloomberg TV Philippines is the
countrys first 24-hour business news
channel, in partnership with News5,
Cignal TV, and US-based business news
channel, Bloomberg TV. Staying true to
the standards set by the US franchise,
the team behind Bloomberg TV PH
strictly adheres to set guidelines.
For instance, those working on
the morning show are expected to set
up as early as 3 a.m., sometimes even
five hours before the actual broadcast.
More than an issue of being punctual,
the anchors that early in the day are
already hammering away on their computers to study and prepare for their
broadcast. Moreover, they see to it that
they deliver the news in a way Filipino
viewers could easily understand.
Though it is an English channel,
Bloomberg TV PH aims to engage
Filipinos to be more business-literate
citizens. This is why anchors from the
different shows are encouraged to be
conversational so local audiences can
easily relate to the news.
When it comes to broadcasting
style, the anchors can veer from the traditional delivery of reading news off the
prompter. In fact, they can even sneak
in a good-natured joke or two.
They really want it to be very
casual and welcoming to engage the

audience, corporate lawyer and commercial arbitration specialist Jean de


Castro said.
But this freedom is not absolute
Bloomberg PH steers clear of voicing
out personal opinions, speculations and
commentary within broadcast; they are
all about maintaining journalism, ethics
and standards.
Veteran international business reporter Regina Lay pointed out that they are
serious journalist and that news delivery
makes all the difference.
As a viewer (of Bloomberg TV PH,)
its like youre just eavesdropping on
a couple of friends talking at a bar, so
basically youre getting todays news but
youre listening to two friends talking
about it which makes it a lot easier to
tell, she said.
Challenges
Since the format of Bloomberg TV
Philippines is a first in the country, the
training for its anchors is rigorous so they
bring only their best to viewers.
We want to make it look easy but its
very difficult as the others have attested.
It took a lot of work and it takes a lot of
learning stuff that weve never had to do
before, Bloomberg TV PH Channel Head
Twink Macaraeg said.
Dubbing themselves as the Heneral
Lunas of the business world, entrepreneur and social advocate Quintin Pastrana
compared their channel to the Jerrold
Tarog film that stirred critical thinking
among audiences. To him, with CignalTV
giving them wide audience reach, the challenge is tapping into an audience share of
critical thinkers.
We are going to evolve but its always
in the belief that there is a market out
there (that wants critical discourse in a

simple manner), he said.


Not exactly patterned after the international programming, Bloomberg
TV Philippines program lineup varies from locally-produced shows and
current broadcast and simulcast from
Bloomberg Television (US.)
Locally-produced programs include
Top 5, anchored by TV correspondent
Shawn Yao; Smart Moves hosted by
Quintin Pastrana; First Up with Jean
de Castro, Regina Lay and finance analyst JP Ong; In Sight hosted by former
Solar-9TV anchor Rod Nepomuceno;
and Bright Ideas, hosted by social
entrepreneur Michael Alimurung.
Its political show Political Capital
hosted by economist and law professor
Tony Abad, would deliver insight and
ideas critical to viewers as election
time nears.
Tony, who sees his program as
an opportunity to think about politics,
aims to bring news programming to a
higher level by avoiding sensationalized talk and going for a more direct
and relevant conversation about major
political issues.
Some of the featured programs
from Bloomberg TV (US) include
Bloomberg Surveillance, Titans
at the Table, Charlie Rose, Countdown, On the Move, The Pulse,
With All Due Respect, and Eye to
Eye.
Bloomberg TV Philippines kicked
off its full-broadcast last Oct. 5 after
making a test broadcast on Oct. 1. It
and can now be seen on Cignal TV,
channels 8 and 127, by almost a million
subscribers.
Bloomberg TV has partnerships in
other Asian countries, namely Malaysia, Indonesia and Mongolia.

Bloomberg TV Philippines Anchors

help in the hit Mexican telenovela Marimar.


She tweeted, Sometimes it feels good
to do something unusual and craaaazy..
Hahaha I had fun!!!
It should be noted that despite the
masquerade, some concertgoers still
recognized her.
Drake as bearded stranger
Rapper Drake disguised himself in a
big mop of beard, a wig and thick-rimmed
glasses as part of a skit aired on Jimmy
Kimmel.
He went on asking random people
about himself.
Obviously not recognizing him, several took to dissing him. One man even
described him as a chicken head.
Theres also a fan who started rapping

DRAKE (YouTube)

his song, only to run away when he realized


who he is.
Asked why he agreed to do it, Drake
said, Its hard to figure out what people
really think. Because in person, people are
nice because then (if they say something
bad they know) you could punch them...
Lani Misalucha as blind singer
Lani Misalucha joined several blind
singers near the Manila City Hall, singing her version of Saan Darating Ang
Umaga.
In the video posted on YouTube by recording outfit Star Records, Lani was seen
wearing simple clothes and dark glasses.
She was still able to captivate a few
passers by who actually gave her some
money. Lani sais she simply wanted to find
out if people still appreciate buskers.

MAINE MENDOZA
(YouTube)

Jim Carrey as a hippie


Jim Carrey attended the 1999 MTV
Movie Awards as a hippie.
The actor never broke character even
while accepting his trophy as Best Male
Performer for The Truman Show, maintaining he has decided to finally let out his
trippy-hippie self.
He ended his speech by singing a few
lyrics from Eric Claptons Let It Grow.

Richard Gere as a homeless man


More heart-breaking than hilarious,
American actor Richard Gere disguised
himself as a homeless man sometime ago
as part of an experiment relating to his
2014 film Time Out Of Mind.
On Facebook, Richard recalled how
most people would just pass him by. Some
stopped and looked at him but in apparent
disgust. Only one lady was kind
enough to give him some food.
It was an experience Ill
never forget. So many times we
forget how blessed we are. We
should not take that for granted.
And if we can help someone in
need, we should, he said.
Af ter wards, he walked
around giving food and $100 to
every homeless person he saw.
Be the change you wish to
see
in the world, Richard said.
LANI MISALUCHA (YouTube)

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Section Editor RONALD G. JAYME

E-1 EVERY TUESDAY october 13, 2015

Perfect Moment

Creating Time
Capsules
By jojie alcantara

PHOTOGRAPHER
OF THE WEEK

kerwin
baldovino

erwin Baldovinos original


intent in acquiring a
camera was to document
his daughters growing
years with a film camera.
Photography as a business
was the last thing on his
mind. But when his friend got him in
one of the wedding gigs as an assistant
photographer, he went into research and
did experiments to learn this craft.
I have never attended a single
workshop until now. Youtube and Google
have been my mentors since. Its amazing
how much information is available online.
Ive never considered myself as artistic
before but I am a perfectionist. When I do
something, I make sure that its the best I
can, equal or better than others. I exercise
due diligence before the undertaking,
the 40-year-old Business Management
graduate from DSLU explains.
Kerwin has been doing wedding
photography for the last five years. On
the side, he loves landscapes and macro
photography. While he leans on vintage
wedding themes, he is also on the hunt for

Debbie

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waterfalls in landscape scenes.
I find a majestic feel in waterfalls and
raw power that always leaves watchers in
awe. For macro, I used to capture insects.
But now, wedding rings are the norm and
at the same time merging both wedding
and macro photography, he says.
He prefers shooting in bright tones in
engagement or wedding shoots to match
the couples loving and happy moods,
and taking advantage of colors conveying
emotions (yellow for happy, carefree
feeling and blue for a mysterious feel).
Occasionally, he does dark, high contrast
photos with vintage themed shoots. Black
and white is a preference for boudoir
shoots and rarely with weddings due to
personal requirements of clients. Yet he is
always on the lookout for scenes to shoot
in black and white. Stripped of color, this
image should effectively communicate
the emotions of the moment.

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A Beginners Guide:
Photography Sourcebook

Getting Started
with Macro Photography
Part 21

Go Macro
with the True Macro Lens
(Continuation from September 8,
2015 issue)

By Chris Malinao

ne of Lightrooms
major strengths is its
ability to do things fast.
Image editing is quick
and easy because
you only have to deal
mainly with sliders to enhance your
photographs. Want to tone down
that exposure? Pull the Exposure
slider to the left; to tone it up, pull
it to the right. Color not quite right?
The Temperature slider goes left or
right, to your taste. Same for Clarity,
Contrast, Saturation, etc. And if you
have to apply local edits, theres
the Adjustment Brush that you can
assign to one or more functions
right away.
To make your work even faster,
you can do batch processingedits
you did to one picture can be applied
to a whole batch of pictures all at
once. Obviously, this is best done
to pictures shot under the same
settings and applies to global edits
only.
This is true in most of our photo
shoots: you shoot a whole batch of
pictures successively because you
thought your camera settings were
already spot on. If a thing or two were
off, say you misjudged exposure, or
perhaps White Balance, this will
become apparent when you open
your images on the computer.
For example, the range of
selected pictures in Fig. 1 was
underexposed. We only have to edit
the first one and then we can apply
the edit to the whole batch, and this
is how its done:
1. In the Develop module, select
and edit one picture. The example in

Design algorithm is revealed in


this diagram from Canon. Note the
difference of the optics design which
also justifies the price disparity
of standard and macro lenses,
respectively.
When not doing macro works, use
macro lens as you are using a standard
lens. Macro lens does whatever a
standard lens can do. Many users
of 100mm macro testified they like it
better in shooting portraits.
Now you are ready to explore the
capabilities of your macro lens. You can
use it barehanded like you normally do

in photo shoots. But given the fact that


you purchased macro lens for a special
purposeshooting extremely close,
you will need some basic photographic
accessories to aid you in your undertaking.
To inspire you even more, here are basic
(but required) tools for macro shooting:
The Focusing Rail
Focusing Rail. Where critically
needed, most auto-focus system in
macro shooting will not work due to
variety of reasons. Youll have to shoot
then in manual mode. This focus rail
will provide relief to your stress while
focusing.

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Sturdy Tripod for Macro


Specialized Tripod. If you have to
crawl, do it with style. Tripods like this
one will not only provide with some
degree of comfort, but also a critical
help to ensure that there is no camera
movement during exposure times.
The Ring Flash
Why do you need a flash? When
shooting at extremely high
magnification ratio (exceeding
1:1), light reaching the image

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sensor becomes thinner. It may not


be noticeable because the metering
system provides automatic exposure
compensation.
But the resultant
exposure is pushed to the low extreme.
In this respect, even the camera shutter
movement will affect the sharpness of
the image. On the contrary, shooting
with flash will null the shutter speed
(whatever it is set). The image
taken by flash is not
affected by any sort
of
movement
d u r i n g
exposure
time.The
choice of a
ring
flash
provides
for
virtual
shadow less
illumination
to your subject.
(More in our
next issue)
For
comments
and suggestions and
contributions, please call at
5278121 local 384 or 0999-995-6848 or
email at rivera.benjie@gmail.com

Fast Track Edits in Lightroom


Fig. 1 shows edits done to exposure
and contrast.
2. You will notice that the bottom
buttons at lower right say Previous
and Reset (Fig. 1-3). You may apply
the edits you did here to any one
picture in the same collection by
selecting that other picture and
clicking Previous. Clicking Reset
brings back the edited photo to its
original state.
3. While still with the first photo
you edited (it is still selected),
Shift-click to the last photo in the
batch. This changes the bottom
buttons now to Sync and Reset
(Fig. 1-1), and you might notice that
the first photo in the batchthe
one you editedis whiter than the
rest. This is the most selected
photo and will be the source for
the edits.
4. When you click on Sync now,
the Synchronize Settings dialog
box pops up. The edits that you
want applied to the whole batch
should have check marks on them.
Uncheck the ones you do not want
to be applied.
5. You can also choose Auto
Sync instead (Fig. 1-2). See the
toggle switch there indicated by
the arrow? You can click that to
toggle between Sync and Auto
Sync. What Auto Sync does is
apply your edits live as you
make them. To use Auto Sync, you
have to select your whole batch of
pictures first. Then, in the film strip,
select the one youre going to edit by
clicking inside its thumbnail, not on
its border. This becomes your most
selected picture and as you edit this
one, the rest of the batch which are
still selected will also update live,
i.e, they change in real time as you
enhance the most selected picture.

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icking
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from
where we stopped
in our last issue, we
assume
now
that
you have purchased
the macro lens that
suits your requirements. For
purpose of our discussion, we
shall also assume that you have
chosen a 100 or 105mm macro
lens.
Congratulations!
Many
photographers did not bother
to figure out beforehand what
marketers did not boast about macro
lens. For your added pleasure, of
being a proud owner of a macro lens,
here are some little-known, special
qualities that set apart
macro
lenses from standard lenses:
Macro lens is a flat field
lens. What does this mean to us
photographers? Standard lens
has inherent optical aberration
called field curvature. It manifests
as sharp focus in and around
the center. Sharpness is getting
poorer or even out of focus at the
edge of the image. This aberration
may not be noticeable to the eye in
normal focusing distance because
of depth of field. However, it is
more pronounced at large aperture
when lens is focused at the closest
or minimum focus. That is the
reason why standard lenses are
not regarded as the ideal lens for
reproduction of artworks. Lens
maker keep it that wayobviously
to keep the prices of their lenses
low. Manufacturers know how to
eliminate field curvature. They
added more elements in a complex
and more expensive design
algorithm. The result is a flat field
lens that we call now as macro lens
(see photo). Note that the image
captured by macro lens is evenly
sharp from center to the edges.

FIG.1. We can fast track our edits in Lightroom by batch processing. In this example, exposure and contrast were
enhanced in the first photo and then the rest of the batches were selected by Shift-clicking. The next step is to click
Sync, and that synchronizes the edits to the whole batch in one click.

In conclusion, we can do fast


track edits in Lightroomedit one
picture then apply it to a whole
batch. The Develop module will first
show Previous and Reset buttons
at lower right when you are editing
a photo. If you want to apply the
edits to another picture, select that
picture and click Previous. It doesnt
matter whether its right next to the
photo you just edited or far down the
film strip; the important thing is its
the next picture you selected right
after the edits. Then you can apply
the same edits to the next pictures

one by one.
If you want to edit a whole batch
in one go, select the pictures by
Shift-clicking, or Control-click (Cmdclick in Mac) if you want to add nonadjacent pictures. The Previous
button will change to Sync, and
when you click this, the Synchronize
Settings dialog box appears. Select
the settings you want applied then
click Synchronize. If you click the
toggle switch to show Auto Sync,
you will be in live edit modeyour
edits are applied in real time as you
enhance one picture in the batch.

Chris
Malinao
teaches Lightroom
as workflow software to photography students at the
FPPF
(Federation
of Philippine Photographers Foundation), a nonprofit
organization that offers year-round
workshops in Basic Photography,
Advanced Photography, Wedding
Photography, Strobist Lighting, Food
Photography, Photoshop, Lightroom,
and other specialty photography
workshops. For details, please visit
www.photoworldmanila.com.

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Picture Perfect

October 13, 2015

E-3

Your photos +
THROUGH A
LENS, CLEARLY
RAFFY PAREDES

Landscape (Lester Maalac)

Untitled (Samantha Kirsten Lucas)

Majestic and Proud (Lennox Lente)

f you thought the jump


photo was just a recent
fad, know that Philippe
Halsman was already
getting jumping photos
of celebrities with his
Rolleiflex camera in the mid-1950s.
In the article The Fine Art of the
Jumping Photo: Philippe Halsmans
Jumpology on American Photo (www.
americanphotomag.com), Jeanette D.
Moses writes that Halsman managed
to capture airborne portraits of political
figures like Richard Nixon, industry
leaders like the members of the Ford
family, Hollywood starlets like Grace
Kelly and Marilyn Monroe and New
York nightlife photographer WeeGee.
These and other photos were
published in his 1959 book, Philippe
Halsmans Jump Book. Halsman also
wrote an essay about the science of
Jumpologya term he coined. A
reissue of the book is coming out next
month.
A new photo format which claims
to be significantly more efficient
than JPEG has been announced
at http://flif.info/. The new format
named FLIF (Free Lossless Image
Format) is reported to outperform
PNG, lossless WebP, lossless BPG, and
lossless JPEG2000 in compression file
ratio. This results in speeding up the
web by using smaller file sizes without
compromising quality. With FLIF, only
the first part of the image needs to be
downloadedtogetareasonablepreview.
Downloading the rest improves the

Dumaguete Sunrise (Herlyn Jane Elep)

University Barker (Pepper Manuel)

Untitled (Louise Gem A. Reyes)

Gumno go Bemli (Yen Montiague)

Genuine Smile (Merjane Ocier Melgar)

image quality. This responsive design


makes it appropriate for mobile and
low bandwidth uses (PetaPixel).
Still on image formats, download
the infographic Know Your Image
Formats Mega Cheat Sheet from
http://makeawebsitehub.com for a
clear and informative explanation
of BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, and PNG.
Included in the information are the best
uses of the format and a comparison
chart along several characteristics.
The United Nations Childrens
Fund (UNICEF) has come out with
three timely ads in Chile against
cyberbullying through smartphone
photos. The ads feature images of a
group of teenage students pointing
their mobile cameras on one of their
peers simulating a firing squad with
the message: One shot is enough.
Cyberbullying represents one of the
main causes of depression and suicide
among kids at school. If you have a
smartphone, use it wisely. Dont kill
anyones self-esteem.
Eric Kim wrote a wonderful
letter to a friend that may provide
some inspiration and guidance for
photographers experiencing selfdoubts. The letter is titled Kill Your
Master in Photography. It is easily
found by means of Google. It is highly
recommended reading.
And now to our featured readers.
Danny Briones, an Oracle
developer by profession sent in an
untitled photo taken by the seashore
in Mariveles, Bataan. Danny has been

shooting landscape photography for


two years.
From Herlyn Jane Elep is the
photo, Dumaguete Sunrise taken
by the citys boulevard. She shares:
Recently Im practicing using a bridge
camera, during my freetime I shoot to
my hearts content together with and
with the help of my #ShootShareInspire
photog buddies. Herlyn has been into
photography since January 2014.
Yen Montiague, a registered nurse
with with a soul of being an artist in my
own ways as a photographer at heart
contributed the photo titled Gumno
go Bemli (a Blaan term for a mini
store) taken in Bulol, Koronadal, South
Cotabato last August. I am living with
my passion in photography for almost
four years now, just when I decided to
get into the next level after all the self
orientations and workshops that I had
attended way back in time, shares Yen.
Now, I am creating my own personal
projects from my creative imagination
or from inspirational artistry and
being a stylist of my own. I also involve
myself in collaboration works with my
group and with other talented fashion
designers, makeup artist, and models
for the fashion/portraiture photography
where I can apply the artistic vision into
reality that I am always excited about.
And if I have a chance to go back to the
Philippines, I usually go for a long drive
for my road trip and street photography
which I really love to do. It is my
fulfillment capturingsoulfulstoriesalong
the road less traveled with adrenaline

Robotic (Jesser Miguel)

Untitled (Danny Briones)

rush, and learning something from that


frame behind our lenses which I love to
share with others.
ThephototitledRoboticcomesfrom
Jesser Miguel of Santiago City, Isabela
who has been working as a caregiver in
Israel for 11 years now. The photo shows
the view from the smoking area outside
Ichilov Hospital, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Im a
freelance photographer here in Israel
every weekend, shares Jesser who
began his passion in photography four
years ago. I love to shoot portraits,
landscape, architectures, especially
old-structured buildings. I like HDR
and I love to scout first to look for new
subjects because I will envision the
photo first before capturing it. Ive
joined various photo contests online.
So far, my biggest achievement was
winning the Philippine embassy (TelAviv) photo contest last Dec. 2012
with the theme 50 years of friendship
Philippine-Israel. Currently, I belong
to Filipino Clickers in Israel, a pure
Pinoy photography group that we
started a year ago.
From Polomolok, South Cotabato,
Merjane Ocier Melgar shares
Genuine Smile taken during the
Flomlok Festival in the province. She
writes that the festivals name means
hunting grounds in the Blaan dialect
and the occasion celebrates the towns
harvest. During the festivities, the
locals showcase their products and a
mix of socio-cultural activities.
Pepper Manuel, a credit manager
in a finance corporation submitted

the black-and-white photo taken


at the U.P. Diliman campus titled
University Barker. Pepper writes
that he started shooting in the early
90s with a film camera. In the latter
part of the decade, he acquired his
first digital camera and today shoots
with a DSLR. Because of my love for
photography, relates Pepper, last
September 2, 2015, I, together with
12 other exceptional photographers,
started a photography group Shoot
Share Inspire Photography hence the
hashtag #ShootShareInspire.
Majestic
And
Proud,
a
telephoto shot of a Clamorous Reed
Warbler was taken by Lennox Lente
(#ShootShareInspire). And the photo
titled Landscape taken in Tarlac
comes from photography enthusiast,
Lester Maalac.
Two other photos on todays
column are contributions from the
students of the photojournalism class
at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng
Maynila. Louise Gem Reyes untitled
photo shows a masseuse advertising
his services in the early evening
beside the bay. Also untitled is the
photo by Samantha Kirsten Lucas of a
boy proudly showing off his toy gun.
Readers may now view issues of
Picture Perfect including this column
at www.mb.com.ph.
For comments, suggestions or
just to share an image or idea, email
throughalensclearly@yahoo.com or
rfyparedes@yahoo.com.

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E-4

October 13, 2015

Photography is a time capsule of sorts.


Whether this is a wedding, street,
landscape or any other field, you
capture an image of your subject at that
particular point in time. When you take
a photo, you are not just taking it for the
pleasure of the viewers now but in the
years to come.
Kerwin Baldovino

Creating...
(Continued from page E-1)

For Kerwin, there is this constant urge


to do better than the last undertaking. He is
always in search for something he has not
done before. He believes in practicality and
that Photoshop should be the last resort,
so as much as possible, does in-camera
enhancements.
This goes the same with gears. I want
to maximize whatever I have until I have
reached the limits of my lenses or lighting
equipment. Photoshop would then take
whatever difference I have in my photos to
match those I had in my head at the time I
took it. The bottom line is that I want to share
my own perspective on my subjects. I would
like to think that I see things differently and
find beauty in the mundane. At the end
of the day, I would have my own identity
attached with my photos that when you see
my images you would immediately know
theyre mine, Kerwin muses.
He would usually join submissions for
photography magazines where he gets to
have at least six photos featured. The highest

According to Kerwin, when shooting people, a good relationship or rapport with your clients is
an important key you should consider. It creates a relaxing atmosphere, and gives you a better
approach to the shoot, which the clients would appreciate more.

AND

Photo

Challenge2015
An example of the type
of image that will now be
available through Getty.

Mechanics:
Open to all photograph-loving
individuals (amateurs and professionals)
All entries must be in 5x7 (5R),
colored or black & white prints
(photos taken using either digital or
conventional cameras; minimal digital
enhancement is allowed).
Each entry must be accompanied by
an information sheet provided below

October-December

(photocopy of registration form is only


allowed if two or more entries are sent).
Participants can send as many entries
as possible.
The entry should not be entered in
any other competition.
All entries sent (prints only) are
considered as property of the contest
organizers.

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Non-winning entries will have the


chance to be chosen as Photo of the
Week.
Winners can win more than once
during the promo period.
Winners will receive an official call
from Manila Bulletin and shall be given
specific instructions on how to claim
the prize.

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Being complacent is a telltale sign that you may


be reaching your peak and growth in your skills
have diminished. He approaches any project
like it is his first time. When shooting people, a
good relationship or rapport with your clients is
an important key you should consider. It creates
a relaxing atmosphere, and gives you a better
approach to the shoot, which the clients would
appreciate more.
Photography is a time capsule of sorts.
Whether this is a wedding, street, landscape or
any other field, you capture an image of your
subject at that particular point in time. When
you take a photo, you are not just taking it for
the pleasure of the viewers now but in the years
to come. Apply this thought to wedding photos
and you are actually travelling back in time to
probably one of the happiest moments in a
couples life. A lot of care and empathy should
go with the taking of wedding photos. Lastly, be
happy and share happiness. I graduated with a
degree in Business Management and now Im in
the business of making people look good. For a
day, I get to make your regular couples feel like
celebrities, he concludes.

PHOTO of the week


Thai Buddhist Monk

december 29

first prize

MB-CAMERAHAUS Photo Challenge


Tel. Nos. 527-8121 local 384
c/o Ronald G. Jayme
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Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp.
Muralla cor Recoletos Street
Intramuros, Manila

award that he has received by far was winning the


1st Rotary International Photo Contest in 2006.
This was before his work took a busy turn.
Kerwin finds perks in his career, and one
of these is getting to travel for free. He has
travelled as far as Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte up
north and Zamboanga and Davao down south,
with numerous destinations in between. Most
of all he finds enjoyment in his profession
which becomes play rather than work. After
all, weddings are happy and emotional events
which he gets to share and experience as well.
An image that tells a story, that convenes the
emotion of both the subject and photographer is
what defines an effective photograph for him.
You have to always come with a positive
mindset when capturing weddings. You have to
dwell on the emotions of the couple. When your
couple sees your photos and says, yes this is
what I felt, then you know you did your job, he
says.
As an advice to other photographers, he
suggests that you should always prepare for a
shoot mentally, creatively, and physically even
if you have done this a hundred times before.

In cooperation with:

Photo by Eduardo Seastres

Calling all photography enthusiasts!


If you have a good photograph that you would like to share and you think is good enough to be
published, send it to us (including some technical information about the image). We are looking
for images of any subject that will catch the readers attention and paint a thousand words.
After choosing from among those photos submitted, we will publish one as our Photo of the
Week. For details, please call us at 5278121 local 384, or email your photos to: pictureperfect.
mb@gmail.com / picture05perfect@yahoo.com.

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