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Vol 3 No 83.pmd
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VOLUME 3
NUMBER 83
FRIDAY
AUGUST 14, 2009
Anti-stench drive hits Nepos
‰ EMB asked to check ECCs of
clan’s poultry, piggery farms
BY JOEY PAVIA
A
NGELES CITY – The antipollution campaign waged
against Porac piggeries has
hit the politically powerful and
influential Nepomucenos.
PINATUBO FLASHFLOODS
PNP: No one liable for death
of 3 foreigners, 2 Filipinos
BY TONETTE T. OREJAS
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The
chief of police in Capas, Tarlac has
cleared public and private agencies
as well as local officials and tour
operators of criminal liabilities in
the death of three foreign tourists
and two Filipinos who drowned in a
flashflood at the foot of Mt. Pinatubo during the height of Typhoon Kiko
last Aug. 6.
“The incident is purely an act of
nature, unforeseen and unpredictable, therefore no agency or anybody
should be blamed or made account-
Poultry and piggery
farms reportedly owned or
leased by the Nepomucenos in Barangay Cutcut here have been alleged
as “contributory to the foul
odor enveloping residential, and commercial areas, including schools”
here.
Barangay Cutcut is
home of the Nepomucenos, including Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno. His elder brother Robin, is the barangay
chairman and president of
the city’s Liga ng mga
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Nepomuceno
able,” Supt. Joyce Patrick Sangalang said in an Aug. 11 memorandum that summed up the findings
of the probe conducted by the police.
“…All precautionary measures
were taken into consideration by
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ANGELES VICE MAYORALTY BETS
Blueboy goes Zalamea;
Vicky wants Marang or Willie
BY JOEY PAVIA
Zalamea
Morales
Rivera
ANGELES CITY – Vice
Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting has trimmed down to
two city councilors her
possible running mate in
2010 as she expressed
her intention to run for
mayor.
Cabigting disclosed
that she will choose between her two political allies, Councilors Maricel
Morales and Willie Rivera.
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WE DID NOT CHEAT. That’s what voters on
the side of Pampanga Gov. Eddie Panlilio
assert as the Commission on Election start
the recount of votes cast in the 2007
gubernatorial race.
Photo By Tonette T. Orejas
Police seeks 3,943 loose guns
BY ERNIE B. ESCONDE
LIMAY, Bataan- The Bureau of
Customs on Wednesday
opened its electronic-to-mobile
(e2m) system in the Port of
Limay and sub-port of Mariveles
in Bataan in implementation of
its Imports and Assessment
System (IAS) in seaports in the
country.
BOC deputy commissioner
Alexander Arevalo explained in
brief the mechanics of the new
system in the opening program
at the Limay Port in Barangay
Lamao. It becomes the second
port next to Batangas Port
where the e2m system was
launched. Limay is BOC’s 16th
port and the youngest in the
country.
“Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo wanted to make sure that
the system will be able to efficiently serve the petroleum-related industry, hence the choice
of Limay as the second e2m
site,” he said.
Big petroleum companies like
Petron, Total, Oilink, Liquigaz,
among some others have either
refineries or warehouses in the
Limay-Mariveles area.
Arevalo estimated that government will be able to plug
multi-billion pesos worth of revenues with the implementation
of the new Customs system that
he described as more efficient
and transparent.
“It will prevent the occurrence
of technical smuggling primarily
because smugglers can no
longer fake documents and pertinent papers will be counter
checked in different government
agencies. The BOC has a tieup or computer link with some
40 agencies,” the deputy commissioner emphasized.
BOC Commissioner Napoleon Morales said the processing of imports from filing to release
will take only 30 minutes compared to the old system of from
two to four days. “Wala na eyeto-eye contact because our clients can now make transactions
with us without having to physically come to BOC,” he said.
He said that Mrs. Arroyo released last year P500 million for
use in BOC’s connectivity
project with 40 other government
agencies. The President promised another P500 million for release next year to complete the
project in all seaports in the
country, Morales said.
The Japanese government
will help BOC in the project in
the form a $10-million grant for
release early next year. Also, the
US Agency for International Development and the European
Union have pledged 1.3 million
euros, Morales said.
The commissioner assisted
by Arevalo and Limay Port district collector Federico Bulanhagui did a symbolic system
log-in to mark the opening of the
IAS-e2m Customs system in
the Bataan port.
Through the new system,
Customs officers and traders
can handle most of their transactions from Customs declarations to cargo manifests and
transit documents via the internet.
Metro Manila ports are the
next to implement IAS with the
Manila International Container
Port scheduled on August 17
and the Port of Manila on September 1.
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BY ERNIE B. ESCONDE
SBMA Administrator Armand Arreza (left) signs an agreement with SB-IFARMC chairman
Laureano Artagame for the release of a P4-million environmental guarantee fund to
benefit fisher folks in the Subic Bay area. PHOTO BY MALOU DUNGOG
SBMA grants P4-M
to Subic Bay fishers
BY MALOU DUNGOG
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – The
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) has extended
P4 million in assistance to a
fisher folk group here to jumpstart their livelihood and marine
resources conservation programs in accordance with the
sustainable development of the
bay of Subic.
SBMA Administrator Armand Arreza said the fund,
which was created as a condition under the environmental compliance certificate
(ECC) issued for the Subic
Bay Port Development Project
and the Hanjin shipbuilding
venture here, will be spent on
social and environmental activities that will balance the
industrial thrust of this maritime port.
The Subic Bay Integrated
Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council
(SB-IFARMC), a non-government organization representing
fishing associations and communities that rely mainly on
Subic Bay’s marine resources,
will receive the P4-million environmental guarantee fund.
“The fisher folks, who have
been dependent on Subic
Bay’s bounty even before the
creation of the Subic Bay Freeport, will be the beneficiaries
of this grant,” Arreza said.
“They may have been affected by restrictions imposed in
Subic as the maritime sector
boomed, but this grant proves
that the SBMA also champions
the interest of the fishing sector,” he added.
On Tuesday, Arreza and SBIFARMC chairman Laureano Artagame signed a memorandum
of agreement (MOA) governing
the terms and conditions of the
P4-milion grant.
Artagame, who profusely
thanked the SBMA for providing
the assistance, said the fund will
be spent mostly on building artificial reefs, as well as scholarship and livelihood programs for
fisher folks.
Under the SB-IFARMC program, the SBMA will assist the
group in the implementation of
its projects, along with other
government agencies like the
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of
Environment and Natural Resources, and the Department of
Interior and Local Government.
Arreza, meanwhile, assured
the fishers group that while the
Subic port modernization program and the Hanjin shipyard
project are contributing much to
the government’s revenue collection in Subic, the SBMA has not
overlooked the importance of the
fishing industry.
“That is why the SB-IFARMC was formed in 2002, as
a result of the SBMA Ecology
Center’s initiative to empower
the fishing sector, as mandated under Republic Act 8550 or
the Philippine Fishing Code of
1998,” Arreza said.
The SBMA chief explained
that the formation of the SBIFARMC was also aimed at
coordinating the enforcement of
fishery laws, and boosting the
integrated and sustainable
management of Subic Bay’s
ecological values and marine
resources.
“Organizing is the first step
in social empowerment, and
that is the first thing the SBMA
did for the fisher folks here,”
Arreza said. “And what better
way to manage Subic’s marine
ecosystem than to involve
those who consider the sea as
their lifeblood?”
In response, Artagame
gave the assurance that the
SB-IFAMC will immediately
implement proposals from fishing communities, which have
lain dormant for the most part
due to lack of funding.
He added that the membership of SB-IFARMC has grown
over the years to more than
3,000 fisher folks from the
coastal communities of Zambales, Bataan and Olongapo
City.
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BALANGA CITY- The Bataan Police Provincial
Office announced the other day that there are
about 3,943 loose firearms in the province that
it wanted to account for until October 31, 2009.
Senior Supt. Manuel Gaerlan, Bataan police
director, said of the estimated number 2,383 are
either unregistered or with unrenewed licenses,
97 from the communist groups, wanted persons
and criminal gangs and the rest from other sources.
He said that the intensified campaign is under the Philippine National Police “Bilang Boga”
and “Kontra Boga” program for the accounting,
inventory, registration and recording of firearms
with expired licenses, unregistered firearms with
the general population, law enforcement units,
local government units, other government agencies and those in the hands of criminal elements.
Gaerlan also presented 45 firearms of various calibers that the Bataan police would turnover to the PNP’s Firearms and Explosives Unit.
He explained that of the 45 guns, 23 were
turned over two weeks ago by the courts after
the cases were either dismissed or given appropriate decisions. The rest were confiscated during police operations.
“Ang mga baril na ito ay ipatutunaw ng PNP
at ang bakal na makukuha ay gagamitin sa
ibang productive use,” the police director said,
“May pag-aaral ding ginagawa ang PNP sa legalidad o kung may posibilidad bang magamit
ng mga police officers na kulang sa baril ang
matitino pang mga armas pero hindi pa ito kumpirmado,” he added.
Among those presented were 12-gauge shotguns, caliber .22 shotguns, caliber .38 and .45
revolvers, 9 mm revolver, homemade and Danao-made guns and World-War II vintage guns
like Thompson submachine guns and carbines.
Gaerlan called on all firearm holders to avail
temselves of the amnesty until October 31, 2009.
“We will conduct massive police operations including house-to-house campaign on unrenewed/unlicensed firearms after the deadline of
the amnesty,” the police officer said.
On those who no longer want to hold their
guns, Gaerlan said that they can turn over the
firearms to the Bataan police office at Camp Tolentino. On lost firearms, an affidavit of loss and
a police report should be submitted.
NBI nabs ‘thief’ in audit agency
BY TONETTE T. OREJAS
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—Capping months of camera surveillance,
the National Bureau of Investigation
(NBI) on Wednesday filed here a complaint for theft of government property against a Commission on Audit
employee suspected to be behind the
missing P2-million office supplies in
the agency’s depot.
The NBI on Thursday continued
to hold the suspect, Rosario Canlas,
in its office at the Clark Freeport as it
awaited the order of the San Fernando
prosecutor to commit her to jail.
Video footage that caught Canlas
getting an ink cartridge at past 4 p.m.
on Aug. 11 has been turned over to the
prosecutor’s office as evidence, according to Jimmy Restua, assistant
director of the NBI in Central Luzon.
Canlas has denied the offense and
was ready to post bail.
Restua said the surveillance and
entrapment operation were done at the
request of DBM regional director Elisa
Salon.
Before her arrest, Canlas worked
as head of the COA’s regional procurement service office in Barangay
Maimpis here for two years. The supplies there are sold to other regional
government agencies at lower prices.
Salon was not in her office when
this correspondent called to ask why
Canlas, who was employed only on
a job-order status, was assigned to
oversee the depot.
Salon uncovered the supposed
theft through a low-key audit, COA
sources said.
City dad hits plan to resume
relocation at Northville 15
BY JOEY PAVIA
ANGELES CITY – Councilor Jay Sangil yesterday expressed opposition to
the plan of the majority members of
the city council to resume the relocation of displaced settlers at the Northville 15 village project here.
Sangil disclosed that Councilor
Rudy Simeon, member of the majority
bloc, have a pending resolution asking for the transfer of displaced residents at their houses at the 25-hectare site in Barangay Cutud.
“I want to ask Councilor Simeon if
they could risk their names and the
safety of the people by allowing the
settlers to live at the unpleasant place,”
said Sangil.
Last May, Sangil exposed the alleged sub-standard materials used at
some of the 3,500 houses at Nothville
15.
Simeon, for his part, said he had
Sangil inspects dilapidated Northville unit.
consulted the public and displaced
settlers before filing the proposed resolution. He added that in his resolution the concerned settler would inspect his unit first before transferring.
Simeon said several village chiefs
had expressed support to the resump-
tion of relocation at the housing project.
He named Barangay Captains Val
Lagman of Claro M. Recto and Aymer
Alvardo of Sto. Cristo as two of those
who supported his move.
Simeon said “no one will be forced
to transfer.”
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Customs opens ‘e2m’
system in Limay Port
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So sue!
BALIBAGO BARANGAY Chair Rodelio
“Tony” Mamac is again on the warpath, the
“unreleased” real property tax (RPT) shares
his casus belli anew.
The man called T-Mac, leading 15 other
village heads of Angeles City, threw the
gauntlet that was Liga Resolution No. 39 at
the city mayor and the city treasurer
demanding the release of their shares
within five days after the end of each quarter
as provided for under Section 271 of
Republic Act 7160.
Reminded the resolution: “Official
records will show that the practice by City
Treasurer Juliet Q. Quinsaat and Mayor
Francis “Blueboy” L. Nepomuceno of
delayed release of the shares of the
barangays on RPT and on monthly
installment basis is contrary to the
provisions of Section 271 of RA 7160,
which shall be on quarterly basis on full
amount, five (5) days at end of the quarter.”
Failure to do so, warned the resolution,
would carry a “penal provision classifies the
omission of releasing the share of real
property tax to the barangay a crime
punishable by a fine or imprisonment or
both.”
“The problem with Mamac is that he
refused to see what’s really there.” Twitted
Mark Allen Sison, city administrator, in a
slightly different tone from last year’s
response to Mamac raising the same issue
of RPT: “The problem with Mamac is that
he is politicking, having made public his
intention to run for mayor.” Or some such
comment.
Compounding the issue now is the nonsigning of Liga Resolution No. 39 by Liga
ng Mga Barangay President Robin
Nepomuceno . Not really unexpected,
Mamac reportedly lamented, Nepomuceno
being the elder brother of the mayor.
So what is there left to do?
Go, sue.
O p i n i o n
God and people
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Zona Libre
Bong Z. Lacson
FIRST, GOD. Now, the people. Gov. Eddie T. Panlilio seems to
make the perfect synthesis of the vox Dei, vox populi dogma. So
how can he lose?
“God is calling me to run for the presidency.” So he said just
over a month or so ago. With just one call, Panlilio acceded. How
can he otherwise, hearing the very voice of God Herself?
“Noong nagpasya po ako na i-offer ang aking sarili (When I
decided to offer myself (for the presidency)), I felt at peace. I’m
doing this not for me, not for myself. I felt God wanted me to go on
a higher service.” Hence, Panlilio: “Accipio, fiat voluntas tua.” Thy
will be done.
Ah, such total surrender to God’s will! Panlilio made me weep
in religious ecstasy!
Now, now, pray tell, what about his disobedience to the call
for him not to run for governor in 2007 – repeated five times at
that?
Ah, that was not God’s voice. Only the archbishop’s, and no
matter how saintly the Good Apu Ceto is, he can’t be God. At best,
he can only be the channel of communication from the divine. And
Panlilio only knows too well that statics do occur, some signals
get tangled and garbled, in the transmission. Just like what regularly
happens to your phone, land line or mobile.
So, suspended from his priestly functions, he
went on to run and win the gubernatorial race, if
only by a foot. Now that that sore foot of a
difference is being questioned, it is time for Panlilio
to invoke vox populi, no matter how circuitous, if
not tangled, his (il)logic takes.
Panlilio reduces all arguments of truth, of the
integrity of the results of the 2007 gubernatorial
elections to venganza politica, citing as basis,
neither hard facts nor documentary evidence, but
the perception of “the people.”
“That is precisely the point of the people, to
get me out of the presidential race and I think
more importantly, which is the feeling of the
people, if GMA would run as (sic)
congresswoman and if Mikey is to run as (sic)
governor, they would not want a governor that is
not favor of (sic) them. They want to get this
governor out of office.” So Panlilio told his
supporters at a “No-to-Recount “rally in the City
of San Fernando last Tuesday.
“But it is the belief of the people that
Malacanang is behind this, if not at the level of
the President but (sic) at the level of Congressman
Mikey. That’s the belief of the people.” Panlilio
stressed.
Malacanang’s wrath was brought upon him by
his criticisms against the Arroyos, foremost of
which were statements that Mikey Arroyo was
the “easiest candidate to beat” and that the
President was “not certain” of winning in the
second district, should she make a run for the
House. That, Panlilio said, “the people discerned”.
When Panlilio said that it was God that called
him to run, questions were immediately raised
as to what god he referred to.
Remarked Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop
Oscar Cruz then: “Talking to God is prayer but
claiming to hear God speak is dangerous. Let us
use first what God Himself has given to us by
using our rational faculty which has the
competence to see reality or fantasy.”
Lamented San Fernando Auxiliary Bishop
Pablo Virgilio David: “I can only pray for him. I
think he’s in a state of delusion. I still hope he’ll
see the light before it’s too late.”
Can’t Panlilio – and we – discern the voice of
our God there?
Now that Panlilio is invoking “the people”,
questions are being raised as to what people he
is referring to.
Supporters at his Tuesday rally varied in
numbers, depending on who’s talking: about 300
according to the city police chief, bloated to no
less than 500 by the rally organizers, downsized
to some 100 by the cameraman of a local
television station, with “curious passers-by
included in the estimates.”
Given that Pampanga has nearly a million
voting population, what “people” indeed, is Panlilio
talking about.
Jested Panlilio-advocate-turned-adversary
Willy Villarama in a text message: “megrally la ri
among gov panlilio napun sanfdo cathedral para
kontra RECOUNT ! 30 katau la pati i gov panlilio.
31 la sana nung kayabe re i atty vivian dabu.
(Panlilio rallied against the recount at the San
Fernando cathedral yesterday. There were but 30
of them, 31 if only Atty. Vivian Dabu was with
them.)
Beyond the joke, something not really that
profound – the very pith of the issue we are
discussing here – can well be discerned in that
text message: Right there are god herself and
the people Panlilio invokes!
Kyrie elesion. Lord have mercy.
Pamamaalam ng
Bulakenyo kay Cory
Puntong
Bulacan
Dino Balabo
HINDI PINALAMPAS ng mga Bulakenyo ang paghahatid kay dating
Pangulong Corazon Aquino sa kanyang huling hantungan sa Manila
Memorial Park sa Paranaque noong Miyerkoles, Agosto 5.
Ngunit hindi ito nangangahulugan na sinagupa nila ang walang
humpay na ulan na hatid ng bagyo ng araw na iyon. Sa halip ay
sinubaybayan nila ang libing ng dating Pangulo sa telebisyon.
Halos alas-4 pa lang ng madaling araw noong araw ng
Miyerkoles ay nanunood na ng telebisyon ang pamilya ni Lina
Bautista, 70 ng bayan ng Hagonoy, bilang pakikidalamhati sa
pagpanaw ng dating pangulong na kilala sa tawag na “Tita Cory.”
Hindi sila dating nanunood ng telebisyon ng ganoon kaaga dahil
nagtitipid sila sa kuryente, ngunit sa araw na iyon pansamantala
nilang tinalikuran ang pagtitipid.
“Sa ganitong paraan lang namin maipapahayag ang aming
pakikiramay kay Cory,” ani Bautista na kasamang nanunod ng
telebisyon ang kanyang mga anak at apo hanggang hapon.
Ganito rin ang tanawin sa iba pang tahanan sa bayang ito at
ibang panig ng Bulacan. Dahil sa walang pasok sa mga paaralan
at opisina ng araw na iyon bukod pa sa malakas ang ulan na hatid
ng bagyong Jolina.
Karaniwan ay nakapako ang mga mata ng
mga kasapi ng pamilya sa telebisyon sa araw na
iyon habang sinusubaybayan ang mga kaganapan
mula sa sa Manila Cathedral na pansamantalang
pinagburulan ng labi ni Cory, hanggang sa Manila
Memorial Park sa Lungsod ng Paranaque kung
saan siya inilibing sa tabi ng puntod ng kanyang
asawang si dating Senador Benigno “Ninoy”
Aquino Jr.
Ayon kay Elena del Rosario, ang punong guro
ng Lord’s Shepherds Academy sa bayan ng
Guiguinto, “para ka na ring nakipaglibing kung
nanuod ka ng TV.”
May mga Bulakenyo ring nagnais na
makapunta sa Manila Cathedral upang dumalo
sa libing ng dating pangulo na itinuturing na
simbulo ng demokrasya sa bansa, at isang
natatanging Bulakenya dahil ang kanyang
pamilya ay nagmula sa lungsod ng Malolos.
“I tried na makapunta sa Manila Cathedral pero
hindi na ko nakarating dahil wala akong passes,”
ani Pamela Santos ng lungsod na ito na nagsabi
sa Mabuhay na tinawagan pa niya ilang kaibigan
upang makakuha ng tiket para sa makapasok
burol ni Cory sa Manila Cathedral.
Sinabi pa ni Santos na naghinayang siya dahil
iyon na ang huling pagkakataon niya na
makapagpugay kay Cory.
“Sa TV ko na rin lang sinundan yung
development sa Manila Cathedral,” aniya na
nagsabing alas-4 pa lamang ng madaling araw
noong Miyerkoles ay nanonood na rin siya.
Nais din sanang makipaglibing ng pamilya ni
Guillermo Faundo ng Obando kay Cory, ngunit
hindi na sila nakapunta dahil sa lakas ng ulan at
lalim ng baha sa kanilang lugar.
“Umaga pa lang umuulan na kaya dito na lang
kami sa bahay,” ani Faundo na isang guro sa
nasabing bayan.
Sinabi niya na nanonood na rin lang sila ng
telebisyon at ikinagulat niya ang dami ng tao na
nakiramay sa pamilya Aquino.
“Mukhang nagbalik na uli yung magic ni Cory
sa tao,” ani Faundo.
Inayunan naman ito ni Dr. Danilo Hilario ng
Bulacan State University (BulSU) na nagsabing, “iba
ang outpouring ng sympathy ng mga tao kay Cory.
Ayon kay Hilario, kasama niya ang ilang
kaibigan na nanuod ng libing ni Cory sa telebisyon.
“Nakipaglibing kami kay Cory sa TV, at
siyempre may konting reminiscing of the past,”
ani Hilario at binanggit ang damdamng kanilang
nadama noong 1986 matapos ang Edsa Peoples
Power Revolution na naging daan upang maupong
pangulo ng republika si Cory.
Sinabi niya na halos wala silang pagsidlan ng
tuwa matapos ang Edsa revolution noong 1986
dahil nagbalik ang demokrasya sa bansa.
Para naman kay Bise Gob. Willy Alvarado,
ang itinalagang alkalde ng Hagonoy matapos ang
Edsa revolution, iba ang karanasan nila sa pulitika
noon kumpara ngayon.
“Punong puno tayo ng pag-asa noon, at saka
walang perang pinag-uusapan noon, dahil iba ang
magic ni Cory,” ani Alvarado.
Sinabi niya na matapos ang Edsa Revolution,
tiyak ang panalo ng mga pulitikong inendorso ni
Cory.
“Basta itinaas ni Cory ang kamay mo noon,
tiyak na ang panalo mo,” ani Alvarado na
naglingkod bilang alkalde ng bayang ito mula 1986
hanggang 1998.
Sinabi pa ni Alvarado na utang ng bansa kay
Cory ang pagbabalik ng demokrasya.
Regarding Henry
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In prayer, nothing is impossible
(COURTESY OF MABUHAY NEWS)
the coveted prize and the team
was euphoric. “I was ecstatic and
stunned at the same time knowing that God really does answer
prayers,” said Atty. Torreon.
God does! That is the main
reason why world’s boxing champion Manny Pacquiao always
prays before his fights. I usually
pray, too: before and after sleeping, before eating, when I travel,
and even when I am alone. Prayer
is my way of talking with my God.
World famous evangelist Billy
Graham said prayer is more than
asking from God. “Prayer is more
than verbally filling in some requisition blank,” he explained. “It’s
fellowship with God! It’s communion with the Lord through praising
Him, rehearsing His promises, and
then sharing our needs.”
“The prayer power,” says J.
Hudson Taylor, “has never been
tried to its full capacity… If we want
to see mighty wonders of divine
power and grace wrought in the
place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let us answer God’s
standing challenge, ‘Call unto me,
and I will answer thee, and show
thee great and might things which
thou knowest not!’”
Christians around the world
ought to pray. Jesus Christ Himself taught us how to do it. More
often than not, we reason out that
we don’t have enough time to pray
– to talk with Him and to listen to
what He wants us to do.
“How strange it is that you have
time to eat, to entertain guests, to
visit people, and to do many other
things, but you cannot find time to
pray,” wrote Watchman Nee in A
Balanced Christian Life. “Last
night, for instance, you acknowledged that a day had passed without you having really prayed. And
hence you decided you would find
time the next day to give yourself
to pray.
“But on the next day, at the
appointed time of prayer, someone
turns up knocking at your front door
and someone else is looking for
you at the back door. How strange
that at other times everything is
quiet, but at the time of prayer,
many odd things begin to happen.
If you want to find time for other
things, you have the time. It is only
when you attempt to find time to
Ni Felix M. Garcia
Panukala ni
City Councilor
Alex F. Patio,
napapanahon!
(KARUGTONG NG SINUNDANG ISYU)
KUNDI PATI na rin itong magsasaka
Na matatamaan kung ya’y gagawin na;
Pagkat ito’y babayaran sa kanila
Nang naa-ayon sa presyo n’yan talaga;
Kung saan ang dating wala pang ‘sang libo
Ang presyo r’yan ng bawat metro-kuadrado,
Ay baka humigit pa sa pitong libo
Ang ‘selling price’ kaya di namimiligro;
Na madedehado ang mga may-ari
Ng sakahang tatamaan kung sakali,
Nitong ‘service road’ na iminumungkahi
Ni “Big Brother,”na siyang pinakamaigi.
Na ipagawa riyan ng ating gobyerno
Kaysa ang McArthur ang luwagan mismo;
Pagkat di lamang ang punongkahoy dito
Ang masasagip sa ibubunga nito.
Kundi pati na rin po ang kaligtasan
Ng residente at iba pang pedestrians,
Ang pananatiling ‘single lanes’ po lamang
At ‘two ways’ ng daang McArthur, kabayan.
Pagkat bukod pa sa mga paaralan
At commercial establishments na nariyan,
Ay may mga subdivisions din po naman
Na mailalayo sa kapahamakan..
Kasi natural lang na mapapabilis
Ang pagpapatakbo ng mga motorists,
Partikular na ang mga tsuper ng dyip
Na karaniwan ng problema sa trapik.
Pero kung ang proposal ni Alex Patio
Ang siyang mangyayari pihong malalayo,
Sa peligro pati itong mga puno
Na di marapat na ‘ipapatay’ nga po;
Para matuloy lang ang naturang ‘project’
Na “road widening”at itong maging ‘effect’
Ay masasalanta pati ‘environment’
At pamamalagi din nating ‘in good health’!
Sa pananatiling malinis ng hanging
Ating nalalanghap mula sa bukirin,
Na di po malayong sa pagkalbo sa ‘ting
Mga punongkahoy tayo ay lasunin;
BY HENRYLITO D. TACIO
WHEN IT comes to prayer, nothing is impossible. The Holy Bible
points out, “What is impossible
to man is possible to Him.”
When Atty. Israelito P. Torreon and his debating team from the
Ateneo de Davao University
(ADDU) left Davao recently, they
never thought that God would answer their prayers: that of becoming champion in the first Humanitarian Law Debate held at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.
“Before we left, I told my students to believe that they will win,”
said Atty. Torreon, who is the
coach of the ADDU Law Debating
Team and a faculty member since
1999. “As Ateneans, we are
prayer warriors; hence, we made
it a point to pray before we competed. God answered our
prayers. He is indeed great!”
It was the first time ever for the
ADDU Law Debating Team to win
Napaguusapan
lang
pray that you cannot find it.”
In fact, don’t start you day without a word of prayer. Listen to the
words of a poet: “I started early with
my chores, but even so I started
wrong. My labor yielded me no
gain, I should have started with a
song. I batted time this trying day
to find my efforts were a loss. I
had to leave some plans undone,
tasks multiplied and I grew cross.
Tonight, I ponder while I rest – all
day I fought rebellious tares. Yet
that has always been my lot, when
days do not begin with prayer.”
Someone once told me that he
quits praying because God does
not answer his prayers. He does!
“There are four answers God can
give to a prayer,” wrote Robert
Schuller. “When the request is not
right, God says, ‘No!’ When you
are not right, God says, ‘Grow!’
When the time is not right, God
says, ‘Slow!’ When everything is
right, God says, ‘Go!’”
Yes, God answers all our
prayers. There was this story of
a little boy talking with a church
pastor. “In the church, I heard different men praying,” said the puzzled boy. “It must be awfully hard
for God.” The pastor asked gently, “Why? What do you mean?”
The two were walking in the
town’s park. “Well, the businessman is praying for a mild weather,” the boy said. “The rice farmer is praying for rain. The corn
miller is praying for a sunny day.
Now, all three are godly men. How
does God know how to answer all
their prayers?”
“How is the weather now?” the
pastor asked. “Cooler and mild,”
the boy replied. “And last week?”
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Ng maruming usok na ibinubuga
Sa ating paligid ng lahat-lahat na
Ng mga sasakyan at saka pabrika;
Kung wala na tayong protektor kumbaga;
Na kagaya nitong pinagpuputol d’yan
Ng mga kriminal nitong kalikasan,
Sa mga akasyang ating pananggalang
Sa maruming usok at iba pang bagay
Na siyang unti-unting sa kapaligiran
Ay lumalason kung ating hahayaan;
Tama’t “sign of progress”yan sa isang lugar,
Pero panganib ang kaakibat po n’yan!
Sa puntong yan marapat na maisulong
Itong proposal ng butihing Councilor
Upang sa ganun ay di lang punongkahoy
Ang maililigtas niya sa pagkalipol,
Sa talim ng naghuhumiyaw na ‘chainsaw’
Kundi pati na sa tiyak na pagkalason,
Nitong constituents ng World’s Class City Mayor
Sa panukala niya na napapanahon!
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • AUGUST 14, 2009 • FRIDAY
Editorial
5
EJ Falcon bano pa raw sa akting pero
gusto raw niyang matuto
Anti-stench drive hits Nepos
and poultry.”
The EMB was asked
to check “not only the environmental clearance certificate of the piggery and
poultry farms, but also on
required pollution-abatement facilities such as biodigesters and water treatment.”
“We would not anymore ask for their mayor’s
permits. That would be a
no brainer with the mayor
as family member. Even if
they did not, they could get
their permit anytime, even
antedated,” Ruperto Cruz,
PGKM chairman, said.
Cruz co-owns by virtue
of a joint venture Royal
Gardens Golf and Country
Club at the Porac-Angeles
City boundary where a
PNP: No one liable for death...
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all concerned agencies,”
Sangalang added, referring to the registration of
the two batches of Korean, French and Belgian
tourists—12 in all— at the
visitors’ center of the Pull
Travel Destination Corp.
(PDC) in Barangay Sta.
Juliana and their hiring of
guides from there.
Citing interviews with
the survivors, Sangalang
said they went up when
the weather was sunny
and rushed down less than
hour later when strong
rains hit the area.
He did not state in the
report if the guide, Fernando Ordonio, 39 and a resident in the village, had
advised otherwise.
Ordonio died in the
flashflood together with
Martine Cholet, 53, and
Thierry Caillot, 49, who
were both French nationals; and Walter Adrien
Steylemans, 48 and a Belgian. A village watchman,
Frederick Reyla, died during the rescue operations.
Sangalang mentioned
that the group met a landslide as their vehicle descended while two vehicles
got stuck in the river down
the Skyway, a shorter route
carved by the local government to the volcano.
Ronaldo Tiotuico, director of the Department of
Tourism in Central Luzon,
had raised concern for the
safety of the Skyway be-
cause it was built without
an environmental clearance certificate.
Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan said the route was
made with lots of consideration for safe travel.
While the report was
heavy with details of a coordinated and well-planned
rescue and retrieval operations by the military, police and Catacutan, Sangalang did not say why the
tourists registered with the
PDC and hired guides
there instead of doing
these at the Sta. Juliana
Tourism Council. The
guides there had been
trained by the DOT in
mountain survival and trek
adventure.
The investigation also
established that the tourists hired drivers and vehicles in Angeles City and
not in Sta. Juliana where
the drivers are more familiar with the terrain and
weather.
Sangalang recommended training in basic
survival, search and rescue to all drivers and
guides, and provisions of
survival kits, first aid items
and meals to them during
treks.
He instructed the PDC
to coordinate with the
weather bureau for accurate forecast, set up a single command post for
search and rescue and install an information board
that will advise trekkers on
whether it safe to go or not.
Blueboy goes Zalamea; Vicky wants...
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • AUGUST 14, 2009 • FRIDAY
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Describing them as
“both very much qualified,”
Cabigting said she will
leave the final choice to
their party.
Morales, niece of Mayor Marino “Boking” Morales of nearby Mabalacat,
is a first-term councilor
and beauty queen-turnedactress. Rivera is a twoterm councilor and lawyer.
Morales said she
would consider the welfare
“of the people, especially
the women and children,”
in accepting the challenge
to seek the second top
post here.
Rivera, on the other
hand, said he would “not run
for vice mayor if Cabigting
would be his opponent.”
Earlier reports said at
least two possible mayoralty candidates, including
former mayor and Subic
Clark Alliance for Development Council (SCADC)
Chairman Edgardo Pamintuan, had expressed their
intention to take Cabigting
as their vice mayor in 2010.
Cabigting said “there
were attempts by some
quarters to convince (her)
to re-elect but for now I
want to fulfill my dream to
be the first woman mayor
of Angeles City.”
Mayor Francis “Blueboy” Nepomuceno will
take in Councilor Ricardo
“Ric” Zalamea as his runningmate for next year’s
elections, according to
City Administrator Mark
Allen Sison.
Asked if the mayor also
considered three-term
Councilor Ares Yabut as
his runningmate, Sison
said “it’s definitely
Zalamea.”
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Department of Transportation and
Communications
LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING
AND REGULATORY BOARD
Regional Office No. III
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Department of Transportation and
Communications
LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING
AND REGULATORY BOARD
Regional Office No. III
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Department of Transportation and
Communications
LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING
AND REGULATORY BOARD
Regional Office No. III
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Department of Transportation and
Communications
LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING
AND REGULATORY BOARD
Regional Office No. III
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Application for Extension of Validity of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
Operate a PUJ service.
Application for Extension of Validity of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
Operate a PUJ service.
Application for Extension of Validity of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
Operate a PUJ service.
Application for Extension of Validity of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
Operate a PUJ service.
CASE NO.RFRO-III-2004-01159
CASE NO.RFRO-III-98-03005
CASE NO.RFRO-III-87-02784
CASE NO.RFRO-III-99-03076
CHARO C. OCAMPO
Applicant.
x————————————————x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of
Public Convenience to operate a PUJ Service
for the transportation of passengers and freight
on the route: MALOLOS – PULILAN via
PLARIDEL (Bulacan) and vice versa with the
use of one (1) unit, which Certificate is valid up
to September 7, 2009. In the application filed
on August 7, 2009, applicant requests for
Extension of Validity of said Certificate with the
use of the same number of unit authorized.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
Application will be heard by this Board on
August 18, 2009 at 9:00 A.M at the above
address.
Applicant is hereby ordered to publish
this Notice at least FIVE (5) days before the
above date of hearing once in a daily
newspaper of general circulation in REGION
III.
Parties opposed to the granting of the
Application must file their written oppositions
supported by documentary evidence on or
before the above date, copy of the same be
furnished to the applicant, and may if they so
desire appear on the said date and time.
This application will be acted upon by
this Board on the basis of the records of this
case submitted by the parties, unless the
Board deems it necessary to receive additional
documentary evidence for the judicious
resolution of the same.
WITNESS the Honorable Atty. ROBERT
D. PEIG, Regional Director, this 7th day of
August 2009 in the City of San Fernando,
Pampanga.
ELIZABETH R. MADRONIO
Applicant.
x————————————————x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of
Public Convenience to operate a PUJ Service
for the transportation of passengers and freight
on the route: MALOLOS – PLARIDEL
(Bulacan) and vice versa with the use of one
(1) unit, which Certificate is valid up to
November 10, 2008. In the application filed
on August 7, 2009, applicant requests for
Extension of Validity of said Certificate with the
use of the same number of unit authorized.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
Application will be heard by this Board on
August 18, 2009 at 9:00 A.M at the above
address.
Applicant is hereby ordered to publish
this Notice at least FIVE (5) days before the
above date of hearing once in a daily
newspaper of general circulation in REGION
III.
Parties opposed to the granting of the
Application must file their written oppositions
supported by documentary evidence on or
before the above date, copy of the same be
furnished to the applicant, and may if they so
desire appear on the said date and time.
This application will be acted upon by
this Board on the basis of the records of this
case submitted by the parties, unless the Board
deems it necessary to receive additional
documentary evidence for the judicious
resolution of the same.
WITNESS the Honorable Atty. ROBERT
D. PEIG, Regional Director, this 7th day of
August 2009 in the City of San Fernando,
Pampanga.
NOEL Y. AVILLANOZA
Applicant.
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NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of
Public Convenience to operate a PUJ Service
for the transportation of passengers and freight
on the route: MACABULOS – MALIWALO via
MATATALAIB (Tarlac) and vice versa with the
use of one (1) unit, which Certificate is valid up
to September 25, 2009. In the application filed
on August 4, 2009, applicant requests for
Extension of Validity of said Certificate with the
use of the same number of unit authorized.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
Application will be heard by this Board on
August 18, 2009 at 9:00 A.M at the above
address.
Applicant is hereby ordered to publish
this Notice at least FIVE (5) days before the
above date of hearing once in a daily
newspaper of general circulation in REGION
III.
Parties opposed to the granting of the
Application must file their written oppositions
supported by documentary evidence on or
before the above date, copy of the same be
furnished to the applicant, and may if they so
desire appear on the said date and time.
This application will be acted upon by
this Board on the basis of the records of this
case submitted by the parties, unless the Board
deems it necessary to receive additional
documentary evidence for the judicious
resolution of the same.
WITNESS the Honorable Atty. ROBERT
D. PEIG, Regional Director, this 7th day of
August 2009 in the City of San Fernando,
Pampanga.
BRIGIDO SALITA JR.
Applicant.
x————————————————x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of
Public Convenience to operate a PUJ Service
for the transportation of passengers and freight
on the route: ANGELES CITY – STA. LUCIA
(Magalang) via SAN ISIDRO, NDR and vice
versa with the use of one (1) unit, which
Certificate is valid up to October 29, 2009. In
the application filed on August 6, 2009,
applicant requests for Extension of Validity of
said Certificate with the use of the same
number of unit authorized.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
Application will be heard by this Board on
August 18, 2009 at 9:00 A.M at the above
address.
Applicant is hereby ordered to publish this
Notice at least FIVE (5) days before the above
date of hearing once in a daily newspaper of
general circulation in REGION III.
Parties opposed to the granting of the
Application must file their written oppositions
supported by documentary evidence on or
before the above date, copy of the same be
furnished to the applicant, and may if they so
desire appear on the said date and time.
This application will be acted upon by
this Board on the basis of the records of this
case submitted by the parties, unless the
Board deems it necessary to receive additional
documentary evidence for the judicious
resolution of the same.
WITNESS the Honorable Atty. ROBERT
D. PEIG, Regional Director, this 7th day of
August 2009 in the City of San Fernando,
Pampanga.
Atty. JONATHAN V. JAVATE
Attorney IV
Atty. JONATHAN V. JAVATE
Attorney IV
Atty. JONATHAN V. JAVATE
Attorney IV
Atty. JONATHAN V. JAVATE
Attorney IV
Punto! Central Luzon: August 14, 2009
Punto! Central Luzon: August 14, 2009
Punto! Central Luzon: August 14, 2009
Punto! Central Luzon: August 14, 2009
poultry farm of the Nepomucenos is nearby situated.
Cruz however was
quick to point out that it
was not only his property
that is being adversely affected by the “foul odor and
the swarms of flies that go
along with” as residents
and housing developers in
the area including Enclave,
Timog Park, Carmenville,
Savannah, Emerald, have
also raised complaints.
The KKA reported that
even residents of the Nepomuceno-owned or –developed Sunset Estate and
Sunset Village as well as
faculty and students of the
Nepomuceno-owned
Westfields International
School are complaining of
the “nauseating odor and
flies” they have to contend
with everyday.
“It is most ironic that
one elected to serve and
protect the people, one
mandated to uphold the
law is the same one who
makes the people suffer,
who disregards , if not completely violates, the law,”
Cruz said, referring to the
apparent violations of the
Clean Air Act that the Nepomuceno siblings should
uphold as elected officials.
Punto! tried to reach
out to the Nepomucenos
for their side of the issue
but failed as of presstime.
The
Gossipmiller
by Cesar Pambid
Regarding Henry
KITANG-KITANG pagkahiya ni EJ Falcon sa komento ng isang reporter tungkol sa ham acting niya sa teaser pa lang ng Katorse, ang
pinakabagong primetime teleserye sa ABS-CBN. Pinangunahan ito ni Erich Gonzales who plays the lead role at isa nga si EJ sa tatlong
leadingmen niya.
Nagtganong nga kay EJ ang isang reporter whose lines said something like na hamonado pa nga si EJ na kung ikukumpara sa mga
kasamahan ay marami pang kakaning bigas.
“Okey lang po, ang importante, nabigyan ako ng break, at willing po talaga akong matuto. Desidido po ako sa pinasukan ko at
malaki naman ang pasasalamat ko sa mga kasamahan namin sa Katorse dahil sinusuportahan naman nila ako,” gumagaralgal na
kuwento pa ni EJ.
“Natututo naman po lahat ng tao, at ang mahalaga, handa po akong maraming natutunan,” sabi pa nitong muli.
Bale validated ang komento ng reporter tungkol sa pagiging hamonado nga ni EJ nang isa-isang magsalita ang mga veteran stars na
kasama sa serye. “Gusto ko yung sagot ni EJ, ang mahalaga, handa naman siyang mag-aral,” saad ni Malou de Guzman.
“Yun naman ang mahalaga, yung kahandaang matuto ng tao, talagang ganyan, sa umpisa, mahirap pero kung mag-stay focused,
hindi imposible na magiging magaling din siya pagdating ng araw.”
Nagbiro naman si Cherie Gil na kung bakit napasama siya sa naturang show. This could have meant na nahirapan si Cherie na magjell sa acting ng mga baguhang kasamahan niya. But like an old pro, naiintindihan daw niya yung mga kasamahan niyang bata, kasi
nga, siya rin, nagdaan sa ganyang stage.
“When I was starting, sina Charito Solis at Lino Brocka ang kailangan kong i-confront. Nangatog ang mga tuhod ko. Kaya nga, I
understand the feeling. I am just very fortunate to have been given this opportunity na ibigay sa kanila’ng legacy ko sa acting. I am very
glad na darating ang araw na sila naman ang magtuturo sa mga baguhan,” sabi pa ni Cherie.
Gaya ni EJ Falcon, hamonado pa rin sina Enchong Dee at Xian Lim kung kaya nagsalita rin ang mga ito na
marami silang natutunan sa mga beteranong kasamahan nila.
Si Freddie Aguilar ang original choice ng ABS-CBN
para kumanta ng Bayan Ko sa burol ni Tita Cory
FROM PAGE 5
the pastor again asked. “Let me see – on Monday and
Tuesday it rained, and on Thursday , it was hot all day,”
the boy answered.
Hearing the boy’s answers, the pastor asked the
little boy to stop walking for the meantime and sit in
one of the park’s benches. “See how the Lord answered
all their prayers?” Without saying a word, the boy nodded.
What does prayer mean to you? Allow me to quote
Kenneth L. Wilson and tell me if his words are your
own, too: “There’s something exquisitely about room
service in a hotel. All you have to do is pick up a phone
and somebody is ready and waiting to bring you breakfast, lunch, dinner, chocolate milkshake, whatever your
heart desires and your stomach will tolerate. Or by
another languid motion of the wrist, you can telephone
for someone who will get a soiled shirt quickly transformed into a clean one or a rumpled suit into a pressed
one.
“That’s the concept that some of us have of prayer.
We have created God in the image of a divine bellhop.
Prayer, for us, is the ultimate room service, wrought by
direct dialing. Furthermore, no tipping, and everything
charged to that great credit card in the sky. Now prayer
is many things, but I’m pretty sure this is not one of the
things it is.”
Again, prayer is not just asking something from God.
But it is also asking something for Him. One night, a
little girl surprised her mother when she concluded her
prayer for her family and friends by adding, “And now,
God, what can I do for You?”
For comments, write me at [email protected]
NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT
WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of INOCENCIO TURLA JR. who
died intestate on August 7, 1994 in Angeles City executed an Extrajudicial
Settlement with Waiver of Rights of his estate more particularly described
as a parcel of land with existing improvements, situated at 227 T. Claudio
St., Salapungan, Angeles City measuring about One Hundred Fifty (150)
square meters and covered by TCT No. 52318.
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Punto! Central Luzon: August 7, 14 & 21, 2009
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Department of Transportation and
Communications
LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING
AND REGULATORY BOARD
Regional Office No. III
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Department of Transportation and
Communications
LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING
AND REGULATORY BOARD
Regional Office No. III
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Application for Extension of Validity of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
Operate a PUJ service.
Application for Extension of Validity of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
Operate a PUJ service.
CASE NO.RFRO-III-93-03052
CASE NO.RFRO-III-99-01027
DIEGO A. ESTABILLO
Applicant.
x————————————————x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of
Public Convenience to operate a PUJ Service
for the transportation of passengers and freight
on the route: BALIUAG – MEYCAUAYAN via
PLARIDEL, GUIGUINTO, BOCAUE,
MARILAO (Bulacan) and vice versa with the
use of one (1) unit, which Certificate is valid up
to August 17, 2009. In the application filed on
August 7, 2009 , applicant requests for
Extension of Validity of said Certificate with the
use of the same number of unit authorized.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
Application will be heard by this Board on
August 18, 2009 at 9:00 A.M at the above
address.
Applicant is hereby ordered to publish
this Notice at least FIVE (5) days before the
above date of hearing once in a daily
newspaper of general circulation in REGION
III.
Parties opposed to the granting of the
Application must file their written oppositions
supported by documentary evidence on or
before the above date, copy of the same be
furnished to the applicant, and may if they so
desire appear on the said date and time.
This application will be acted upon by
this Board on the basis of the records of this
case submitted by the parties, unless the
Board deems it necessary to receive additional
documentary evidence for the judicious
resolution of the same.
WITNESS the Honorable Atty. ROBERT
D. PEIG, Regional Director, this 7th day of
August 2009 in the City of San Fernando,
Pampanga.
ROSARIO VISCAYA
Applicant.
x————————————————x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of
Public Convenience to operate a PUJ Service
for the transportation of passengers and freight
on the route: CALUMPIT – MEYCAUAYAN via
PULILAN & PLARIDEL and vice versa with
the use of one (1) unit, which Certificate is
valid up to September 7, 2009. In the
application filed on August 7, 2009, applicant
requests for Extension of Validity of said
Certificate with the use of the same number of
unit authorized.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
Application will be heard by this Board on
August 18, 2009 at 9:00 A.M at the above
address.
Applicant is hereby ordered to publish
this Notice at least FIVE (5) days before the
above date of hearing once in a daily
newspaper of general circulation in REGION
III.
Parties opposed to the granting of the
Application must file their written oppositions
supported by documentary evidence on or
before the above date, copy of the same be
furnished to the applicant, and may if they so
desire appear on the said date and time.
This application will be acted upon by
this Board on the basis of the records of this
case submitted by the parties, unless the
Board deems it necessary to receive additional
documentary evidence for the judicious
resolution of the same.
WITNESS the Honorable Atty. ROBERT
D. PEIG, Regional Director, this 7th day of
August 2009 in the City of San Fernando,
Pampanga.
Atty. JONATHAN V. JAVATE
Attorney IV
Atty. JONATHAN V. JAVATE
Attorney IV
Punto! Central Luzon: August 14, 2009
Punto! Central Luzon: August 14, 2009
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FROM A VERY reliable source, nakaabot sa aming kaalaman na si Freddie Aguilar pala’ng original choice ng
ABS-CBN para kumanta ng Bayan Ko sa burol ni Tita Cory. But like we all know, si Lea Salonga ang nag-deliver
ng makabayang kanta na talaga namang nagbigay-kilabot sa publiko dahil sa perfect rendition nito.
But would it be different kung si Freddie Aguilar ang kumanta nito dahil siya nga ang orignal choice. Freddie
is a world-renown singer at talaga naming paborito ng mga Pinoy at banyaga at lagin na, kasama sa kanyang
repertoire ang Bayan Ko dahil most requested ito ng taumbayan. Kahit walang malungkot na okasyon, laging
nakapangangalisag-balahibo ang pagkanta ni Freddie, hindi lang ng Bayan Ko kundi lahat ng mga kantang
pinasikat niya.
“I just don’t know kung nasabihan si Freddie, basta’ng l
alam ko, nang sabihin ng ABS-CBN na si Freddie ang kanta, umayaw si Kris and instead, si Lea Salonga raw
ang gusto niyang umawit nito.
“Siyempre, sila ang pamilya, sila ang masusunod kaya nagpaunlak ang ABS-CBN,”sabi pa ng source namin.
Nakontak naman daw nila agas si Lea Salonga who never got a cent sa kanyang pagkanta. “Okey agad siya,
para kay Kris daw at para kay Tita Cory, para na rin siyang nag-perform para sa buong bayan.
We believe na perfect choice naman si Lea. She delivered well at dahil sa pagkanta ng Bayan Ko, parang
nadoble pa’ng perception ng mundo na talagang ubod siya ng galing.
Hindi po ba?
And speaking of Lea, ilang katoto ang nagsabing ayaw nila kay Lea. Mayabang daw itong kumanta na
sobrang porma na akala mo siya na’ng pinakamagaling. Kung si Frededie, mas maganda pa,”sabi pa ng ilang
nakausap namain.
“Haughty ang estilo ni Lea Salonga, parang ang yabang-yabang niya,” pahuling komento pa ng isa sa mga
umaayaw sa anak ni Ligaya Salonga.
“Maaga po akong lumandi”–CHAREE PINEDA
VERY HONEST yung kasagutan ni Charee Pineda sa mga tanong sa kanya noong presscon ng Katorse sa
ABS-CBN noong isang araw. Isa kasi si Charee sa mga suporta ni Erich sa naturang teleserye. Ayon kay
Charee, maliit lang ang role niya pero alam daw niyang iyon naman ang kanyang level. Kahit daw sa a Parekoy,
nabigyan din siya ng chance na magkaroon ng maliit na role pero okey lang yun dahil nga parang baguhan pa
lang siya. “I know, my time will come, darating din yung panahon ko at
nakalaan akong maghintay.
Magaling na aktres si Charee Pineda kahit na pa-humble ang
effect niya. Already, in her very short stint sa showbiz, nanalo na
siya ng Best Actress Award dahil di matatawaran ang portrayal
niya sa isang indie film. Ito yung Alon na kung saan nga ipinagbunyi ng mga kritiko ang kanyang kahusayan sa pagganap.
Kung mabibigyan lang siya ng tamang break, walang dudang
magiging malaking drama actress si Charee sa darating na
panahon.
And did you know na aside from her humiilty, medyo prangka
rin si Charee? You see, at her young age, pulitiko na siya at
sanay talagang magsalita. Pinunong barangay para sa mga kabataan sa kanilang lugar si Charee kaya talagang mahusay siyang
magsalita.
When asked kung naranasan na niyang umibig sa murang edad,
walang gatol nitong sinabing maaga siyang lumandi, At age thirteen
daw, may boyfriend na siya.
Si Tyrone Perez, yung Starstruck Avenger ang
tinutukoy ni Charee at hindi naman kaila sa mga
malapit kay Charee ang katotohanang kanyang
mga sinabi. Nung panahong sila pa ni Tyrone,
lagi silang magkasama sa mga showbiz
events. Sa wala napunta’ng love affair nila dahil
ngayon, may asawa na si Tyrone. “I’ve moved
on, tanggap ko na po. Noong una, hirap ako
dahil siya talaga’ng first love ko, but I had to
accept things dahil ganun naman talaga yun.”
Sa ngayon, kulang na lang ay aminin ni
Charee that she is in love with a very young
and good-looking politician from Pampanga.
Kilaka kasi namin ang politician na nai-involve
kay Charee at tinitiyak naman naming hindi
argabayado si Charee sa maraming aspeto.
Sobrang bait at lalong sobrang guwapo at yaman ni Janus Calara, number one councilor
sa Magalang, Pampanga. Mula raw nang ipakilala sila sa isa’t isa, nag-hit na silang dalawa. Meaning to say, kung aanalisahin ang mga
sinabi ni Charee, talagang sila na ni Janus.
“Mabait po talaga siya, I like him very
much pero sana po ‘wag na lang akong
tanungin tungkol sa relasyon namin, siya na
lang po ang pagsalitain ninyo, kung ano ang
sasabihin niya, tatanggapin ko na,” tumatawang sabi pa ni Charee Pineda.
So there!
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • AUGUST 14, 2009 • FRIDAY
Barangay by virtue of
which he sits as a member of the city council.
The Pinoy Gumising
Ka Movement (PGKM)
and the Krusada Kontra
Amoy (KKA) which are
spearheading the campaign against the foul odor
emitted by the Porac pig-
geries and which they
claim is causing various
respiratory and skin ailments have called on the
Environment Management
Bureau to “start looking in
the direction of Cutcut” to
find “a clear and present
danger to the health of the
nearby communities” allegedly “poised by the
Nepomuceno piggeries
Charee Pineda
FROM PAGE 1
7
Let not billboards spoil this view.
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • AUGUST 14, 2009 • FRIDAY
SCADC consults LGUs
on SCTEx billboards
8
A BUSINESS with no sign is a sign of no
business.
For the development stakeholders of
the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), there is no better sign that they
mean serious business than the panoramic view of the mountains, rivers and
the countryside that they are seeking to
preserve.
In keeping with its mandate to oversee and direct policy development, the
Subic-Clark Alliance for Development
Council (SCADC) met with building and
zoning officials of all the local government
units along the expressway corridor for a
consultation on the drafting of Additional
Rules and Regulations (ARR) on Signs
and Signboard Structures.
As presented by Director Teresito Tiotuyco of the SCADC Directorate for Utilities and Infrastructure, the proposed
additional rules and regulations are further amplifications of Rule XX of Presidential Decree 1096, also known as the
National Building Code of the Philippines,
and Section 5 of Administrative Order No.
160. Specific provisions have been inserted to address the particular need to
preserve the SCTEX panorama along the
“view corridor,” that Clark-to-Subic segment that has been identified as most
scenic by stakeholders.
The objective of the addenda is to keep
the most scenic views of the expressway free from any advertising structure
or signage, such as those currently found
along the major highways of the country,
more notably, EDSA. This would afford
people the opportunity to behold nature’s
beauty and rustic landscapes while travelling in comfort and safety. At the same
time, it will be synchronized with the long
term goal of transforming the corridor into
a mega logistics hub that is competitively at par with the best in the Asia Pacific
region.
However, locations will be identified
where service providers can put up signs
and structures according to specifications
detailed in the ARR. Engr. Tiotuyco observed that in certain places, billboards
may even help add to landscape aesthetics, and provide illumination as well for
night drivers.
Aesthetics is not the only subject
considered in the ARR. Mr. Audey Orleans of the Ads Standards Council gave
an overview of their vetting process in
approving advertising content. He said
that community standards, discretion,
truthfulness of claims and even size are
taken into account for every advertisement submitted to them. He noted that
giant billboards are of particular concern,
because their size tends to amplify dimensions of images.
Commenting on the proposed additions, Director Emmanuel Cuntapay of
the National Building Code Development
Office stated that the SCADC initiative
has moved the Department of Public
Works and Highways to fast-track its
move to formulate its Implementing Rules
and Regulations covering billboards and
signs along expressways and other similar thoroughfares. He also enjoined the
officials to be always on the watch for
violations of existing laws and regulations.
For its pro-active resolution totally
prohibiting any construction or posting
of advertising structure, the Sangguniang Bayan of Floridablanca was
praised by resource speakers and attendees. Floridablanca lies within the
“view corridor,” and boasts of the picturesque Palacol River.
SCADC is planning more future consultations as more issues are raised and
consensus is built. According to Arch.
Armando Alli, land utilization consultant,
“this is an opportunity to plan the future
with foresight. Having learned from our
own sad experiences, and from the
benchmarks set by other countries, we
hope that the SCAD Corridor shall become a showcase of the Filipino’s capability to be the best.”
Cops nab 5 pushers
BY JOHNNY REBLANDO
SUBIC, Zambales – Five
notorious drug pushers
were collared by elements
of the Zambales Criminal
Investigation and Detection Team (ZCIDT), City
Intelligence Unit ang City
Anti-Illegal Drug Special
Operation Team (CAIDSOT) during buy-bust operation in Barangay Calapacuan of this town,
Wednesday morning, po-
lice said.
Chief Inspector Rogelio Peñones, Jr., ZCIDT
provincial officer, identified
the suspects as Manuela
Carreon, 40; Lyn Colar, 27;
Roberto Lingad, 32; Alfonso Nacar, 52 and Melchor
Nacar, 42, all residents of
Sitio Tahimik, Barangay
Calapacuan.
Police reports said that
at about 6:15 a.m. the police implemented “Oplan
Big Bertha” (campaign
against illegal drugs) and
caught the suspects “conspiring to sell shabu” to a
police asset.
Recovered from the
suspects’ possession
were 10 transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu worth
P20,000 and P500
marked money.
All the suspects are in
the custody of ZCIDT facing charges for violation of
RA 9165.

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