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Vol 6 No 76.pmd
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VOLUME 6
NUMBER 76
WED - THU
DECEMBER 5 - 6, 2012
FOR BENEFITTING FROM HIS OWN PORK
Former village chief asks
COA to investigate Lazatin
A
NGELES CITY. – A former
barangay chairman in this
city has formally asked the
Commission on Audit (COA) to
conduct an investigation against
First District Representative
Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin for
alleged violation of laws against
graft and corruption.
PAGE 8 PLEASE
CONG. TARZAN:
Bro. Martin Francisco of the Sagip Sierra Madre Environmental Society Inc., hands to Commissioner
Grace Padaca the Gawad Sierra Madre award while Dr. Mariano De Jesus, the President of
Bulacan State University and Governor Wilhelmino Alvarado look on. PHOTO BY DINO BALABO
‘Protecting Sierra Madre exempts no one’
BY DINO BALABO
MALOLOS CITY— “Walang exempted sa tungkuling pangalagaan ang Sierra Madre,” Commissioner Grace Padaca of the Commission on Elections (Comelec)
said on Monday.
Padaca’s statement came after
receiving the Gawad Sierra Madre
award from the Sagip Sierra Madre
Environmental Society Inc., (SSMESI) and the Center for Bulacan Studies (CBS) of the Bulacan State Uni-
versity.
Other recipients of the said
awards are Father Pete Montallana, a crusading priest from Quezon province, and Delfin Friginal,
the late Dumagat chieftain in BuPAGE 8 PLEASE
Don’t touch
money for
the poor
BY JOEY PAVIA
ANGELES CITY — “If it’s
for the poor, do not touch
it.”
Thus said mayoralty
candidate 1st District Rep.
Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin
when asked about his “secret” in his successful political career spanning 25
years.
Lazatin, who first won
as congressman in 1987,
said “I and my people
make sure the people’s
taxes should go to them
up to the single centavo.”
The two-term solon,
who surprised many when
PAGE 8 PLEASE
Cebu Pacific Air and CAE inaugurate the
Philippine Academy for Aviation Training
Capacity to train over 2,500 airline pilots
and other aviation professionals annually
CLARK FREEPORT –
Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:
CEB), the Philippines’
largest national flag carrier, and CAE (NYSE:
CAE; TSX: CAE), world
leader in aviation training,
today inaugurated their
new aviation training center in the Clark Freeport
Zone, northwest of the national capital of Manila.
The joint venture,
known as the Philippine
Academy for Aviation
Training, Inc. (PAAT), will
initially cater to Airbus
A319/320/321 series pilot
type-rating training requirements and will pro-
vide “wet” instructor-led
type-rating training to
CEB’s current and newhire pilots, and to other
aircraft operators of the
region.
“PAAT will definitely put
the Philippines on the map
when it comes to worldPAGE 4 PLEASE
Executives on Monday lead the ribbon-cutting rites of the newly-opened
Clark Freeport-based Philippine Academy for Aviation Training (PAAT)
operated by Cebu Pacific Air and CAE Commercial Aviation Training and
Services. From left are CDC Executive VP Philip JB Panlilio, CEB CEO
Lance Gokongwei, CAE Executive VP for Commercial Aviation Training
Glenn Frederick, JG Summit Holdings, Inc. Chairman and CEO James Go,
and Canadian Embassy Senior Trade Commissioner Karra-Lee Gerrits.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CDC PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
Kagawad denies wife’s name in Pamintuan JOs
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga –
Another village official on
November 28 denied that his
wife is working and receiving
salary as a job order employee, despite the inclusion of her
name in the list of job order
appointments employed by the
City Government under the
administration of Mayor
Edgardo Pamintuan.
Following Councilmen’s
League of Angeles City (CLAC)
Executive Vice President
Kagawad Roy Ogurida of
Barangay Cutcut and CLAC
Vice President for External
Affairs Kagawad William David
of Barangay Lourdes Northwest, Kagawad Renato
Coronel of Barangay Salapungan made a guest appearance
on a local radio show and
denied any knowledge on the
inclusion of his wife’s name in
the list of job order employees
assigned to the Philhealth
Program under the Office of
the Mayor.
“Wala kaming kaalam-alam
na kasama pala sa listahan ng
mga JO ang pangalan ng
asawa ko,” Coronel said, “Kung
hindi pa namin narinig na
binasa sa radyo ang pangalan
niya na kasama sa listahan,
hindi pa namin malalaman ang
tungkol dito”.
Coronel also denied that
his wife is receiving salary from
the City Government, “Kung
may kumukuha man ng sahod
na nakapangalan sa asawa ko,
hindi ako o ang asawa ko
yun”.
David and Ogurida, who
also aired their dismay regarding the issue, echoed the
sentiments of Coronel.
“Hindi rin namin alam ng
asawa ko na kasama pala sa
listahan ng mga JO ang
pangalan niya,” said David,
“Hindi naman siya nagtatrabaho sa City Hall at hindi kumukuha ng sahod, sino ang
pumipirma ng payroll niya?”
Ogurida, whose sister’s
name has also been included
in the list of job orders without
their knowledge, said that this
is an actual case of ‘ghost
employees’ that are being
‘employed’ by the City Government.
“Nagsagawa kami ng
computation ng sahod ng mga
nakalistang JO sa Philhealth
Program na kamag-anak ng
mga kagawad at lumalabas na
mula July to October 2012,
nasa P1.7 million na ang
nagastos para sa sahod nila,”
Ogurida said.
“Itinanggi ng lahat ng mga
kagawad na sumasahod ang
mga kamag-anak nila mula sa
City Government, ibig sabihin,
isa paring malaking katanungan kung saan talaga napupunta ang perang ito,” added
Ogurida.
On October 19, 2012, local
mediaman Robledo Sanchez
filed graft and corruption
charges against Pamintuan,
City Accountant Wilfredo
Tiotuico, City Budget Officer
Fe Corpuz, City Treasurer
Juliet Quinsaat and the
different respective Department
Heads in relation to the 2,506
job order employees of the
City Government.
–Team Lazatin
Media Bureau
‘Coffee Christ’
of Bataan
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • DECEMBER 5 - 6, 2012 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
BY ERNIE B. ESCONDE
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ORANI, Bataan- The statue of
the Crucified Christ made of coffee branches can be found at
the newly-consecrated Chapel of Maria Ai Monte in Sinagtala Resorts in Tala, an upland
barangay here, announced
Bases Conversion and Development Authority Chairman
Felicito Payumo on Sunday.
“Hindi ito sculptured kundi
pinagpatong-patong na sanga
ng kape na marami sa Tala.
Pati buko ng tuhod at siko ay
hinubog sa sanga ng kape,”
Payumo said.
He explained that the statue was a concept of Architect
Nestor David but made by an
artist from Bacolor, Pampanga.
“Nakita ko kung paano ngang
mga sanga ng kape ay nagkaanyo,” he said.
Payumo, David and former
Government Service Insurance
System Pres. Ding Pascual
are the major owners of Sinagtala.
The BCDA chairman said
the chapel named after Maria
Ai Monte meant that Bataan
has now a patron of the mountains and the forests that are
threatened in many parts of the
country.
“Ang sabi ni Architect David na nag-design ng kapilya,
dapat makapasok ng kalikasan, ang hangin at pati mga
ibon kaya ginawa niyang bukas
ang mga gilid nito at ang altar
ay nakaharap sa bundok,”
Payumo said.
Bishop Ruperto Santos who
officiated in the consecration of
the chapel said that the patroness was patterned after Maria
Ai Monte in Rome. “This chapel is along the mountains to
remind us to take care of nature and God’s creations,” the
bishop of the diocese of Balanga said.
“Ang gusto natin ay maging Tagaytay ito ng Central Luzon dahil malamig at maganda ang paligid. Ang gusto natin ay makilala rin itong Carerwega ng Central Luzon,” Santos said.
BASKETBALL LEAGUE. Team Lazatin councilor candidates Councilor Bryan Nepomuceno
and Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin on December 2 attended the Basketball League at Villa
Julita. Joining them in photo are Barangay Cutcut Chairwoman Cecille Nepomuceno
and Barangay Cutcut Kagawad Emerenciana Sigua, Roy Ogurida, Cristina Cayanan,
Gina Nulud, and Beatriz Angeles, and village residents. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
EdPam plans cancer treatment center
ANGELES CITY – After the
highly successful operations of
the Angeles City Renal Care
Center that provides dialysis
treatment to kidney patients and
the MediKalinga where minor
surgeries are conducted free of
charge, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan is aiming for another first –
a chemotherapy center for cancer patients.
“The success of the Renal
Care Center and the MediKalinga has encouraged me to go further, to build a chemotherapy
unit of the city hospital to try to
combat the world’s number one
killer
disease,
cancer,”Pamintuan said.
He said, however, that at this
point, the project is still a long
way to go. But he said the dialysis treatment center also faced
a lot of challenges before it was
realized.
“I believe that a lot of medical institutions and professionals, here and abroad, would support such an ambitious project,
which would be a pioneering
healthcare related project by a
local government,” the mayor
said.
Pamintuan said the chemotherapy project will be part of his
expanded Contract with the Angelenos (CWA), an eight-point
program that he plans to be his
platform of government if elected again as mayor.
“We have already implemented most of the key components
of the CWA. Now we are going
to expand it to include more
components, including the possible chemotherapy treatment
center as part of our overall
health program,” he said.
He said he plans to tap again
the World Medical Relief, Inc.,
which has been Pamintuan’s
partner in the building and operation of the Renal Care Center
and the expansion of the Ospital Ning Angeles. The humanitarian and philanthropic organization is headed by a Kapampangan, George Samson, who
is also Pamintuan’s friend.
With 19 dialysis machines,
the Angeles City Renal Care
Center is regularly providing
treatment to 221 patients, most
of whom needed to be treated
thrice a week. A total of 9431
treatments have so far been given by the center since it was
established on June 2011.
Kidney patients pay much
less in the treatment center than
when they are treated in private
hospitals and clinics. Many poor
patients are treated almost free
of charge.
The recently established
MediKalinga, on the other hand,
performs minor surgeries free of
charge. Patients to be operated are even being fetched and
brought home after the operations by health workers. Over
1,344 minor operations have
been performed at the MediKalinga.
Major surgeries are referred
to the Ospital Ning Angeles,
where operations are also conducted free of charge for poor
patients.
Aside from these, the mayor
said some 99,661 Angelenos
have been provided with free
medicines from the city’s health
centers, at the office of the mayor and even at the mayor’s residence. –Angeles CIO
BY ASHLEY MANABAT
was 68.
Beltran, veteran newsman and
lifetime member of the National
Press Club, was a former section editor of The Manila Times.
He also worked for the Philippine
New Agency for many years.
Recipient of a high school
scholarship in the United States,
he graduated with a Bachelor of
Arts degree, major in Political
Science, at the University of the
Philippines in Diliman. He
was secretary of the Samahang
Plaridel, an association of senior
journalists and a founding member of the Capampangan in Media Inc. (CAMI), an organization
of Pampanga writers, newsmen
and artists.
He spent his retirement
years as media and political
consultant to public leaders and
private/public institutions.
Veteran newsman laid to rest
SASMUAN, Pampanga — Diosdado “”Dadong” Mangalindan
Beltran was finally laid to rest
over the weekend (Dec 1) at the
Sasmuan cemetery after a solemn Latin Holy Mass for the eternal repose of his soul.
Beltran succumbed to a lingering illness on Monday, Nov.
19 in Sasmuan, Pampanga. He
Ace readies relocation for demolition-affected residents
TARLAC CITY—After a
year of uncertainty due to
the danger of demolition,
residents of Block 7 in
Barangay San Roque
here, now heave a sigh a
relief after Mayor Ace
Manalang assured them
that a relocation site is
ready just few blocks
away from their present
dwellings.
Manalang said that the
city government is now in
the process of surveying
and subdividing the lots
available for more than 40
families with 60 square
meters for each household.
The residents are victims of the last bloody
demolition that resulted to
the death of a teen ager
identified as John Khalil,
and the wounding of some
of them after the alleged
new owner of the lot, Dennis Junio caused the demolition led by a certain exSgt. Ed Reyes.
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group
headed by provincial officer Chief Inspector Rogarth
Campo filed a murder case
against Reyes and his
companion, after two eye
witnesses testified against
them.
All members of the police that assisted the demolition were subjected to
paraffin test right after the
incident, conducted by the
Tarlac Police Provincial
Police Office but yielded
negative results according
to the Provincial Crime
Laboratory Office.
It was more than a year
now when the Court Sherriff failed to implement the
Writ of Demolition because
of the intervention made by
the city government, since
the relocation site was not
yet ready then.
With some illegal demolition attempts, some of
the residents have decided to move out and availed
themselves of the P20,000
financial assistance from
the city government but the
more than 40 families insisted a relocation instead
of financial assistance because according to them
the amount was not sufficient enough for them to
build a new shelter.
After some dialogues
between leaders of Block
7 and the city mayor himself, they have arrived at
an agreement that residents would not resist the
demolition anymore since
a relocation site is now
available for them.
Both sides, the city
government and the settlers hope that everything
would be fine and the affected families will go back
to their normal living,
peaceful and contented,
when they move out to
their new residence.
Cebu Pacific Ad
THINK GREEN
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • DECEMBER 5 - 6, 2012 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
BY GEORGE HUBIERNA
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CSC accepting applications for 2013 prof, sub-prof exams
BY DING CERVANTES
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - The Civil
Service Commission (CSC) Regional Office 3 is now accepting this early applications for the career service professional and sub-professional “paper and pencil tests” to be held on April 14 next year.
The examinations will simultaneously be held in over 30 venues all over the
country. In Central Luzon, the venues
would be in the cities of San Fernando in
Pampanga, Cabanatuan in Nueva
Ecija, and Malolos in Bulacan.
“One must obtain a passing grade of
at least 80 percent in order to earn eligibility that is the key for a stable job in
the government,” said CSC regional information officer Diana Henson.
Henson said the examinations are
open to “all Filipino citizens aged 18
years old and above who are of good
moral character, have neither been found
guilty to an offense involving moral turpitude nor have been dishonorably dismissed from any civilian position in the
government, and have not taken the same
level of CSC examination in less than
three months.”
Henson stressed that “passers of the
Bar exams and Professional Regulation
Commission-administered tests as well
as those who graduated with honors
need not apply as they are granted with
automatic eligibility.”
The professional level examinations
would cover vocabulary, grammar and
correct usage, paragraph organization,
reading comprehension, analogy, logic
and numerical reasoning, while the subprofessional examinations would cover
vocabulary, grammar and correct usage,
paragraph organization, reading comprehension, spelling, clerical operations and
numerical reasoning, she said.
“There will likewise be a general information test for both professional and subprofessional levels covering the Philippine
Constitution, the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, peace and human rights issues
and concepts, and environment management and protection,” Henson added.
The list of requirements for the examinees, as well as application forms can
be downloaded from www.csc.gov.ph.
Hired guns in
slay try on PBA’s
Peek nabbed
BY ARMAND M. GALANG
BIGGER, BETTER GREENWICH AT SM CITY MARILAO. Philippines number one pizza chain
gets a new look for the holidays.The Greenwich is trendier and cozier which promises a more
pleasant dining area for holiday bonding moments with the family and the barkadas. Joining
honors are Greenwich SM Marilao Management and leadership team with (middle) Greenwich
President Francis E. Flores and SM City Marilao Mall Manager Bernadette Velasco.
Cebu Pacific Air and CAE inaugurate...
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class, state-of-the-art aviation training,” said Cebu
Pacific Air President and
CEO Lance Gokongwei.
“This is the first CAE aviation training center in the
Philippines, and we are
very proud of this joint venture. It will be essential in
meeting the training requirements not only of our
growing number of aviation
professionals at Cebu Pacific Air, but also of other
aircraft operators in the
region.”
CEB will take delivery
of a total of 50 Airbus A320,
A321neo and A330 aircraft
until 2021. It is scheduled
to launch its long-haul
flights in the 3rd quarter of
2013.
“CAE is very pleased
to partner with Cebu Pacific Air to offer the highest-quality aviation training
in the Philippines,” said
Jeff Roberts, CAE’s Group
President of Civil Simulation Products, Training and
Services. “Our global network of training locations
provides airlines and other aircraft operators a complete training solution for
their personnel. The PAAT
is equipped with the latest
simulation and training
technology, and the training is delivered by wellqualified, experienced instructors. We are confident that this new facility
will enhance aviation safety and operational efficiency in the region.”
The state-of-the-art
training center is currently equipped with one Airbus A320 full-flight simulator. Delivery of a second
A320 simulator is planned
for 2013, and the facility
can accommodate two
additional simulators. The
center will have the capacity to train over 2,500 pi-
lots annually, as well as
other aviation professionals, offering initial, recurrent, conversion and jet
indoctrination training to
Airbus operators. Training
for other aviation personnel such as cabin crew,
dispatch, ground handling
personnel and cadets is
also planned for the future.
This is the 45th location
in CAE’s global network of
training locations for commercial aircraft, business
aircraft and civil helicopter
operators. PAAT is also
part of the CAE-Airbus
Training Cooperation Network. –Press Release
CABANATUAN CITY -Two alleged hired guns supposedly involved in the failed attempt to kill a popular cager
of the Philippine Pascual Association (PBA) were arrested in separate operations by the Nueva Ecija police’s provincial public safety company (PPSC).
Supt. Ricardo Villanueva, PPSC commander, identified the suspects as Carlos Pangilinan, 60, of Barangay San Miguel na Munti, and Orlando Santos, 35, of
Barangay Bantug, both in Talavera, Nueva Ecija.
Castillejos said that Hernandez was arrested at
about 4 p.m. Thursday in Barangay Penabatan, Pulilan, Bulacan by a team led by SPO1 Gerry Santos on
the strength of warrants of arrest for a separate case of
murder and frustrated murder by a regional trial court
here while Pangilinan was accosted an hour later in
Sitio Tagpos, Barangay Soledad, Sta. Rosa, Nueva
Ecija.
Follow up investigation showed the duo were involved
in an attempt to kill Talk N Text star player Ali Peek on
Nov. 7, 2011.
The Hawaii-born Peek who plays center for TNT was
shot in the nape at the parking lot of RFM Gym at the
corner of Sheridan and Pioneer Sts., Mandaluyong City.
He told investigators that someone he thought to be
among his fans tried to grab his bag then someone
shot him.
Initial report showed the gunman was 32 to 36 years
old, 5’5" to 5’6" in height with dark complexion and
medium built.
Senior Supt. Walter Castillejos, Nueva Ecija police
director, said that Hernandez is accused in the killing
of a certain Jolly Capati Villar of Barangay San Fernando Sur, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija and a security guard at
Natividad Orchids farm in Barangay Daang Sarili here
in 2011 for which the court recommended no bail.
Pangilinan on the other hand was cornered in an
anti-criminality checkpoint after an asset informed the
police that members of a gun-for-hire group would be
passing Barangay Soledad.
“Operatives recovered from Pangilinan a cal. 38 revolver with four rounds of ammunition,” Villanueva reported.
The two are said to be members of the Elesio gunfor-hire Group. They are now detained at the detention
facility of PPSC here while waiting for court commitment orders, police said.
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Dissolve DENR,
in boiling oil
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THE DEPARTMENT of the Environment and Natural
Resources recently bestowed its “official seals of
approval” to 18 companies for their “exemplary
environmental performance.”
Hailed for “incorporating environment-friendly
policies” in their operations are: Aboitiz Power
Hedcor Sibulan Inc.-Davao del Sur; Coca-Cola plants
in the provinces of Isabela, Ilocos Norte, La Union
and Pangasinan; Green Core Geothermal, Inc.Tongonan Geothermal Power Plant; Energy
Development Corporation’s geothermal power fields
in Kidapawan City and Leyte province; and Holcim’s
plants in Lugait, Misamis Oriental and Norzagaray,
Bulacan.
Plus: Nestle’s Cagayan Distribution Center and
factory in Pulilan, Bulacan; the Philippine Associated
Smelting and Refining Corporation-Isabela, Leyte;
Pilipinas Shell’s Tacloban Terminal; Batangas
Onshore Gas Refinery of Shell Philippines
Malampaya B. V.; STEAG State Power, Inc.-Misamis
Oriental; and Team Energy Corporation’s power
stations in Pagbilao, Quezon and Sual, Pangasinan.
Quick are environmental groups – and quite
correct too – in raising hell against this latest DENR
stunt at environmental deception noting that some of
the companies so honoured “have been hounded in
the past by communities and civil society
organizations for the dirty and destructive nature of
their core business.”
Says Von Hernandez, executive director of
Greenpeace Southeast Asia: “It seems black is the
new green if we are to believe this greenwashing
attempt by the DENR. Giving the green tag to oil
companies, coal power plants, incinerators and
smelting plants, especially in this era of climate
change, is simply outrageous and shows how this
agency has lost sight of its mandate to advance the
protection of the environment.”
Furthered Hernandez: “Maybe in the next iteration
of this so-called green list, we will see companies
involved in mining and hazardous waste dumping.”
Yeah, and the piggeries of Porac and poultry farms
of Angeles City too, if we may add.
And while at it, DENR may as well give its seal of
approval to the City of San Fernando dumpsite in
Barangay Lara and all other open dumpsites
hereabouts.
From its abject failure to preserve what remains
of the country’s green cover to its utter incompetence
in protecting the air, water and land from degradation,
the DENR has become totally devoid of meaning.
OVER A hearty breakfast with the Society of Pampanga Columnists
last week at Cong Tarzan Lazatin’s jungle base, the talk revolved
around the host’s long years of service to the people of Pampanga,
staring as representative of the first district in 1987 until 1998,
moving to Angeles City hall until 2007, back to the House in 2010
and now looking at the city hall anew.
Talk of legacy here, the astute Ashley Manabat commented,
heartily seconded by the fully-fed Macky Pangan.
Thought I of another Lazatin legacy that preceded, aye, that
birthed this one. Perfect coincidence too that rummaging through
my files later, I found this Zona Libre column in The Voice published
in its November 21-27, 1993 issue – 19 years to the day of the
breakfast. Is there some message from the beyond here?
A noble man
acaesar.blogspot.com
Zona Libre
Bong Z. Lacson
AN ANOMALY in the Philippine political setting: the absolute
antithesis to the patented Filipino politico. He abhorred pomposity,
shunned power, disdained aggrandizement.
He was fiercely loyal to his God; staunchly defended, cared for
his people; loved deeply his city.
He was a patrician in every sense of the word.
Born to the local aristocracy and bred in that class
that gave the world the despised caciques, the
heartless hacienderos and the vainglorious
bourgeoisie. In that world, yet he was never of
that world.
He loved the soil and its tiller, carrying on a
lifetime affair with the grains, the beasts of burden,
and the trees. Marxist or otherwise, he was a
“traitor” to his class.
His ultimate “betrayal” monumentalized with
the foundation of his school that catered to the
bright and promising sons and daughters of the
dispossessed, empowering them with respect, the
dignity and the means with which to rise from the
curse of want to which the feudal system
condemned their forebears.
It was not a stroke of gimmickry that his
election token came to be a big red heart. It came
from a grateful people who swept him to the
Pampanga Capitol in the ‘50s, to the Angeles City
hall in the ‘70s and the halls of the Batasang
Pambansa – even as a septuagenarian bagets –
in the ‘80s.
This is not to say that he never lost a battle.
Magnanimous in victory, he was also most
gracious in his political defeats.
But the principles by which he lived were
unbending. As ramrod-straight as his posture. As
hard as the kamagong cane which he periodically
wielded to assert hizzoner’s authority over
recalcitrant lawbreakers and recidivists.
A man of peace, he did not find any need for
even a single guard. Moving around, even at the
height of the Huk movement, by his lonesome.
Why, he was said to have routinely taken public
transport going to his office at the Capitol.
An administration devoid of the crudest plan
to rehabilitate a devastated constituency and selfsatisfied with empty mouthings of Philippines 2000
ought to be shamed by the reality of an Angeles
Year 2000 Plan, crafted at the behest of this
visionary in the mid-‘70s. (I should know, being a
representative of a national government agency
at the Regional Development Council then, where
the plan was presented, approved and incorporated
to the Central Luzon Medium Term or 25-Year
Plan).
The pettiness and inanities of local officials in
their vain efforts to exude power find glaring
magnification when ranged against the simplicity
of this man.
He was a millionaire many times over, but on
his induction as director of the Philippine Air Lines
in 1987, he promptly took the bus to Manila after
finding his old reliable car had broken down.
While the crop of local raiders, er, leaders,
would rather die than get caught riding in
something less than a Galant Super Saloon or a
Vanette, he regularly made the rounds in a
battered pick-up truck. Sic transit Gloria mundi?
It is often said, and said so rightly, that a
tribute is always inadequate. It can never
encompass the true greatness of the man. It can
only focus on what was in the man and his deed
that touched the tribute-giver deeply.
Many men, even the few good ones, enter
politics, get enmeshed in its corrupting power,
and leave maculated beyond moral recognition.
His was a perversion of that routine.
Don Rafael Lazatin entered politics and
ennobled it. Only goodness followed his long
political trail. There impacts Apung Feleng’s
greatness.
At his burial, I, who have met him less than
ten times, and perhaps one he would not even
remember, was moved to shed a tear or two.
Not so much for one man’s passing, but for
the extinction of a most noble breed. Of whom,
this city, this province, and this country are forever
deprived.
FOR THE record, I know of no other elected official
ever to achieve the triple crown in local politics –
governor, congressman/assemblyman, city mayor
– than Don Rafael Lazatin.
TODAY IN HISTORY
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AT 2:10 P.M., five U.S. Navy
Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the
Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station
in Florida on a routine three-hour
training mission. Flight 19 was
scheduled to take them due
east for 120 miles, north for 73
miles, and then back over a final 120-mile leg that would return them to the naval base.
They never returned.
Two hours after the flight began, the leader of the squadron,
who had been flying in the area
for more than six months, reported that his compass and backup compass had failed and that
his position was unknown. The
other planes experienced similar
instrument malfunctions. Radio
facilities on land were contacted
to find the location of the lost
squadron, but none were successful. After two more hours of
confused messages from the fliers, a distorted radio transmission from the squadron leader
was heard at 6:20 p.m., apparently calling for his men to prepare to ditch their aircraft simultaneously because of lack of fuel.
By this time, several land radar stations finally determined
that Flight 19 was somewhere
north of the Bahamas and east
of the Florida coast, and at 7:27
p.m. a search and rescue Mariner aircraft took off with a 13man crew. Three minutes later,
the Mariner aircraft radioed to
its home base that its mission
was underway. The Mariner was
never heard from again. Later,
there was a report from a tanker cruising off the coast of Florida of a visible explosion seen
at 7:50 p.m.
The disappearance of the 14
men of Flight 19 and the 13 men
of the Mariner led to one of the
largest air and seas searches to
that date, and hundreds of ships
and aircraft combed thousands
of square miles of the Atlantic
Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and
remote locations within the interior of Florida. No trace of the
bodies or aircraft was ever found.
Although naval officials maintained that the remains of the six
aircraft and 27 men were not
found because stormy weather
destroyed the evidence, the story of the "Lost Squadron" helped
cement the legend of the Bermuda Triangle, an area of the Atlantic Ocean where ships and aircraft are said to disappear without a trace. The Bermuda Triangle is said to stretch from the
southern U.S. coast across to
Bermuda and down to the Atlantic coast of Cuba and Santo Domingo.
(Author’s note: What you are going to read contains explicit
expressions and may even be graphic to some. A few of you may
find it offensive but please bear with me. If you think you cannot
take candid words, don’t read this particular piece. Thank you.)
Regarding
Henry
Henrylito D. Tacio
MILTON BERLE once said: “Your marriage is in trouble if your wife
says, “You’re only interested in one thing,’ and you can’t remember
what it is.” If you also have a hard time figuring it out, here’s an
opinion from Woody Allen, “I don’t know the question, but sex is
definitely the answer.”
Here are two more quotable statements from Allen, who has
dated some of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. At one
time, he advised, “Remember, if you smoke after sex you’re doing
it too fast.” On another occasion, he said, “Sex between a man
and a woman can be wonderful, provided you can get between the
right man and the right woman.”
Bestselling author Barbara Cartland believed, “Among men, sex
sometimes results in intimacy; among women, intimacy sometimes
results in sex.” Gloria Steinem admitted, “A liberated woman is
one who has sex before marriage and a job after.” Italian actress
Sophia Loren shares this tip: “Sex appeal is fifty percent what
you've got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.”
Why am I writing this thing called sex? Well,
I recently received an e-mail telling the benefits of
sex. “This message was sent to you so that you
have good chances in sexual relations,” it said.
“It went around the world 9 times.”
I am not sure if you have received it but allow
me to share some of those benefits.
Sex is a beauty treatment, it said. Scientific
tests have shown that a woman who has sexual
relations produces big amounts of estrogen which
makes hair shiny and soft. One friend once told
me: “Did you know that we can determine if a
person is sexually active or not by looking at her
skin?”
Making love “in soft and relaxed way” reduces
the possibilities of suffering from dermatitis and
acne. It has been found that the sweat produced
cleans pores and makes the skin shine. Now, I
am thinking of what my friend has told me.
Unlike basketball, boxing, and fencing, sex is
one of the “safest sports.” It strengthens all body
muscles. Another thing: it is more enjoyable than
doing 20 lapses in the pool. “I think making love
is the best form of exercise,” Hollywood actor Cary
Grant once said.
Are you feeling depressed? “Sex is an
instantaneous cure,” it said. Sex, after all, frees
endorphines in the blood flow, creating a state of
euphoria and leaves a person with a feeling of
well-being.
If you have trouble sleeping, why not try sex?
Sex is the safest tranquilizer in the world. In fact,
it is 10 times more efficient than valium.
Sleeplessness is not the only health problem
that can be helped by sex. For another, sex
relieves headaches. Each time you make love, it
releases the tension in your brain veins.
To kiss everyday allows you to avoid the
dentist. Kisses aid saliva in cleaning teeth and
lower the quantity of acids causing enamel
weakening.
But despite all these benefits, many people
can’t help but make fun of it. Here’s one: An Italian
man said, “Last week, my wife and I had great
sex. I rubbed her body all over with olive oil, we
made passionate love Italian style, and she
screamed for five full minutes at the end.”
The Frenchman boasted, “Last week, when
my wife and I had sex, I rubbed her body all over
with butter. We then made passionate love French
style and she screamed for fifteen minutes.”
Now, it was the turn of the Filipino hunk. “Well,
two nights ago,” he said, “my wife and I also had
sex. I rubbed her body all over with dinuguan
sauce. We made love, and she screamed for over
six hours.”
The other two were stunned, but green with
envy. The amazed Frenchman asked, “Please
teach us your style, my friend - what could you
have possibly done to make your wife scream for
six hours?”
The Filipino man replied, “I wiped my hands
on the bedspread.”
Here’s another one: A Greek and an Italian
were sitting in a Starbuck’s one day discussing
who had the superior culture. Over triple lattes,
the Greek guy said, “Well, we have the Parthenon.”
Arching his eyebrows, the Italian replied, “We
have the Coliseum.” The Greek retorted, “We
Greeks gave birth to advanced mathematics.”
The Italian, nodded agreement, and said, “But
we built the Roman Empire.” And so on and so
on, until the Greek came up with what he thought
would end the discussion. With a flourish of finality
he said, “We Greeks invented sex!”
The Italian replied, “That is true, but it was the
Italians who introduced it to women.”
“What is peculiar to modern societies,” said
Michel Foucault, “is not that they consigned sex
to a shadow existence, but that they dedicated
themselves to speaking of it ad infinitum, while
exploiting it as the secret.”
Ni Felix M. Garcia
Parul
Samfernando
DETING parul Samfernando a meyaus ‘giant lantern,’
E mu keti kekatamu mipopular ing leguan den,
A e ra apakiapusan karing aliwa pang balen
Ing gelingan ding bantug a kekatamung ‘lantern maker’
Karas king antiting bage, obrang e pabiru-biru
A nung nu’ ring Fernandino meging bulalag lang lalu,
E mu king kabayanian ding mangatapang tang’ ninunu
Nune pati na king arte at kulturang katutubu.
At nung nu’ ing pamangawa karing parul a mesabi
A kesdanan king santing da ring mekakit na kareti,
Bayu pa man milipat ing ‘provincial capitol’ keti
Ken king baryu Sta. Lucia, inumpisan da na iti.
At king kamumulan diling ligligan a tinatag da,
Del Pilar at Sto. Nino, ilang bali memrimera;
Subali pa king San Jose uling peka-maranun la
Karing baryu a nung nu’ mig-layunan ing Birhen Maria.
Bistama’t ating sasabi king ing ‘first lantern festival’
Keti mismu San Fernando, merapat ‘nineteen thirty one,’
A ngara me-organisa para king kagalang-galang
Aurora Aragon Quezon, a kanita “Unang Ginang”.
Kanita, nung e lampara itang daratuk da kilub
A pekasulu ning parul kandila ing makatusuk,
At ‘nyang 1940 pa mu megamit ing e mayasuk
A de bateryang bombilya, king silab e makatakut.
1957 inyang ing Ginung Rodolfo David
Aimbentu ne ing Rotor a sistemang de electric,
A nung nu’ drum lang bakal ding inimbentu nang ginamit
Banting apaterak no’ ring sulu kambe na ning ‘music’
At ing Christmas Lantern Contest a tinatag da kanita
Ding opisyales ning balen yang kwenta pegumpisan na
Ning meging ‘commercial lantern’ la ring keti gagawan da
At nu’ mialiwa nong’ balen ding darayu ban sali la.
For comments, write me at [email protected]
Mupin iniang mipairal ya king bansa ing ‘court martial’
Pepatuknang na kanita Mayor Armando Biliwang
Ing pamagmasusi tamu king banuahan a ‘festival’,
A nu’ pati pamagtindang parul binang miapektuan.
1980, binalik nang Mayor Bueno’t ning kanita
Gobernador Estelito Mendoza, anti ing sadia;
At king panga-subli na ning ‘competition’ sinambut ya
Ing Del Pilar, at tinuking banua ya ing Sta. Lucia.
At alus mekakua la ngang premyu ding mituki-tuki
A mekipalkasan galing karing sadiang memagwagi,
Inia naman ing ligligan parul lalu pang sisiri
At dakal lang mabibiasa karing bayung lalto lipi.
Luluat lalu lang sisipag at karelang pigpursigian
Ing nung makananu reting apasulung ing teknikal
At aliwang bage-bage a sadiang pamamaralan
Ban migit king balu ra na iti makaragdag dakal.
(Atin yang katuglung)
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • DECEMBER 5 - 6, 2012 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
The joys of sex
Napaguusapan
lang
7
Former village chief asks COA to investigate Lazatin
FROM PAGE 1
In his complaint-letter
addressed to COA Chairperson Ma. Gracia PulidoTan and copy furnished
Regional Head Asst. Commissioner Winnie Rose
Encalado and City Resident Auditor Rowena
Bucu, former Barangay
Sto. Cristo Chairman
Aymer Alvarado alleged
that Lazatin violated certain laws by appropriating
funds from his Priority Development Assistance
Fund to benefit the Republic Central Colleges, particularly Sec. 3 of Republic act 3190 or the AntiGraft and Corrupt Practices Act and Sections 7 and
7a of RA 6713 or the Code
of Conduct and Ethical
Standards for Public Officials and Employees.
According to Alvarado,
Lazatin is a member of
the Board of Trustees and
an officer of the college.
He pointed specifically to the scholarship pro-
gram wherein hundreds of
thousands of pesos from
the 78-year old congressman’s PDAF were said to
be granted directly to
RCC.
“While the scholarship
program is a noble project,
the manner in which the
funds were allocated was
against the law,” he said.
A perusal of the documents Alvarado submitted
to COA indicated that the
amount Php200,000 was
allocated in the 2012
PDAF of Lazatin for RCC.
“I filed the complaint
against Lazatin because I
believe he violated certain
laws against graft and corruption. Simply put, he
could not give funds from
his PDAF to the RCC
which everyone in Angeles
City knows is owned by
the family of Lazatin. It is
even chaired by Lazatin’s
sister, Dr. Victoria L. Angeles. The congressman
is also an officer of the
said college,” Alvarado
explained.
“Nagsasabi siya na
gagawing niyang 100% na
libre ang pag-aaral sa City
College of Angeles kapag
siya ay nahalal na punonglungsod pero ang kakatwa
ay kahit isang sentimo ay
wala siyang binigay na
pondo mula sa kanyang
PDAF para sa City College. Nagbigay pa siya ng
pondo sa isang kolehiyo na
kanilang pagmamay-ari.
Kahit hindi po ako abogado, sa tingin ko ay ito ay
labag sa batas at isang
malinaw na conflict of interest,” Alvarado added.
Section 3 of Republic
Act 3190 or the Anti-Graft
and Corrupt Practices Act
prohibited government officials from committing certain acts including the following: Entering, on behalf
of the Government, into any
contract or transaction
manifestly and grossly disadvantageous to the same,
whether or not the public
officer profited or will profit
thereby; directly or indirectly having financing or pe-
cuniary interest in any business, contract or transaction in connection with
which he intervenes or
takes part in his official
capacity, or in which he is
prohibited by the Constitution or by any law from having any interest; and, directly or indirectly becoming interested, for personal
gain, or having a material
interest in any transaction
or act requiring the approval of a board, panel or group
of which he is a member,
and which exercises discretion in such approval,
even if he votes against the
same or does not participate in the action of the
board, committee, panel or
group.
Republic Act 6713 or
the Code of Conduct and
Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees defined conflict of interest as “when a public
official or employee is a
member of the board, an
officer, or a substantial
stockholder of a private
Don’t touch money for the poor
FROM PAGE 1
he decided not to run for
re-election and instead
challenge his political allyturned-rival Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for the 2013
elections, said “my public
service record speaks for
itself.”
He said “I was not perfect but I want to be remembered for not being
involved in any form of graft
and corruption.”
“There was an instance
when I was charged before
the Ombudsman and later it was found out I even
had to be commended for
using my own funds to
make the project,” said
Lazatin in jest.
The 78-year-old congressman said the camp
of Pamintuan had earlier
told residents “that I am
too old and could not
come out anymore.”
“Now that I am going
out to work and check on
my constituents, they say
I am campaigning too early,” he added.
Lazatin refused to
speak about the issues
raised against Pamintuan
but mentioned the job orders of the mayor reportedly numbering more than
2,500.
“I had about 600 JOs
then but I could not imagine having more than a
thousand,” said Lazatin.
He stressed that the
“very unfriendly taxing
scheme” of Pamintuan
had made him decide to
run against the lawyermayor.
“The glory days of businessmen must thrive in
Angeles. They should be
assisted and must feel
comfortable. Under Pamintuan, they are agitated,”
Lazatin said.
Lazatin said businessmen “under good working
conditions” generate jobs
and income for the city and
people.
“Choose your leaders
based on record. It’s the
safest. Team Lazatin is an
open book and they can
check on it,” he added.
corporation or owner or
has a substantial interest
in a business, and the interest of such corporation
or business, or his rights
or duties therein, may be
opposed to or affected by
the faithful performance of
official duty.”
Section 7 and 7 (a) of
the same law stated that:
In addition to acts and
omissions of public officials and employees now
prescribed in the Consti-
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE JUDGE
ANGELES CITY
ATTY. JOYCEL G.
ROBLES-PANLILIO
Petitioner,
Application No. 2012-396
ATTY. ERIKA ANA
ANDREA C. JIMENEZ,
Petitioner,
Application No. 2012-397
ATTY. BRYAN MATTHEW C.
Application No. 2012-398
NEPOMUCENO,
Petitioner.
x——————————————————————————x
NOTICE OF HEARINGS
Notice is hereby given that summary hearings on the petitions for
notarial commission of:
ATTY. JOYCEL G. ROBLES-PANLILIO
ATTY. ERIKA ANA ANDREA C. JIMENEZ
ATTY. BRYAN MATTHEW C. NEPOMUCENO
will be held on December 19, 2012 at the Regional Trial Court, Branch
57, Hall of Justice, PulungMaragul, Angeles City at 9:00 a.m.. Any
person who has any cause or reason to object to the grant of the
petitions may file a verified written opposition thereto, received by the
undersigned before the date of the summary hearings.
Angeles City, December 3, 2012.
OMAR T. VIOLA
Executive Judge
PUNTO! Central Luzon: December 5, 2012
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO (P)
‘Protecting Sierra Madre exempts no one’
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • DECEMBER 5 - 6, 2012 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
FROM PAGE 1
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lacan.
Padaca, the former
governor of Isabela province, stressed that whether a person is in government or not, sick or
healthy, he or she has a
duty to protect the mountain range that stretches
from Isabela in northern
Luzon to Bicol region in
southern Luzon.
Padaca added that a
person’s economic situation is also not a hindrance
saying, “mayamaa o mahirap ay hindi pwedeng
magsabi na hindi sila
kasali sa pagbibigay protection sa Sierra Madre.”
The same was echoed
by Father Montallana who
said, “tayong lahat ay dapat maging tagapagtang-
gol ng kalikasan.”
Montallana recalled the
2004 tragedy caused by
flash floods in General
Nakar town in Quezon.
He said that while wading through waist high
mud, he realized that protection of the environment
must not be entrusted to
the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
This is due to the fact
that despite the agency’s
programs and projects,
the environment, especially the Sierra Madre, remained at the mercy of illegal loggers, miners and
quarry operators.
As a priest who spent
years in immersion with
Dumagat tribesmen, Montallana recalled the lessons he learned from in-
digenous peoples (IP) in
terms of conserving the
environment.
He said that the environment must not be
viewed as a source of income but must be considered as “brother” just like
how the IPs treat it.
The same was affirmed
by Brother Martin Francisco of the SSMESI who
authored the book “Mahabe Pagotan: Kasaysayan, Kalinangan, at Kalikasan ng mga Dumagat
sa Bahaging Bulacan ng
Sierra Madre.”
Citing what he learned
from Dumagats, Francisco
said that lowlanders have
very low understanding of
environment protection and
of the culture of the IPs.
He said that lowlander’s culture have influ-
enced the IPs and resulted into unabated destruction of Sierra Madre.
“Nakalulungkot na habang nabibihisan ang mga
Dumagat ay nahuhubaran
ang Sierra Madre at mga
kabundukan natin,” he
said.
Francisco said that the
he hopes that the book he
wrote will bridge the gap in
understanding the environment and the Dumagats.
The award was given
after the launch of the book
on Monday which coincided with the 108th founding
anniversary of the Bulacan
State University (BulSU).
The book was published by the BulSU Center for Bulacan Studies
(CBS) where Francisco
serves as consultant on
Dumagat studies.
tution and existing laws,
the following shall constitute prohibited acts and
transactions of any public
official and employee and
are hereby declared to be
unlawful: (a) Financial and
material interest. — Public officials and employees
shall not, directly or indirectly, have any financial
or material interest in any
transaction requiring the
approval of their office.
–Team Agyu Tamu
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT
& EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF
EF No. 222-12
Punto Central Luzon
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended filed
by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND, with its office address at
Suburbia Commercial Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga,
against MARIA PAZ L. AQUINO married to FRANCIS GIL L.
AQUINO, with residence and postal address BILI Munam no. 41,
Quiambao Apt., San Nicolas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga to satisfy
the mortgage indebtedness which as of July 31, 2012 amounts to EIGHT
HUNDRED NINETY SIX THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY
FOUR PESOS AND 26/100 (Php 896,744.26) including penalties,
charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned
Ex-Officio Sheriff and/or her duly authorized Deputy Sheriff will sell at
public auction on December 18, 2012 at 10:00 am or soon thereafter
(from 9:01 a.m. to 3:59 p.m.), at the main entrance of the RTC Bldg.,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga, to the highest bidder for CASH/ or
Manager’s Check and in Philippine Currency, the following property/ies
with all the improvements thereon, to wit:
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 597600-R
A parcel of land (Lot 6, Blk. 11 of the cons-&subd.
plan Pcs-03-011855, being a portion of the consolidated
lots 1, Pcs-03-010506, lot 1, Pcs-03-011271, lot 132, Pcs03-000027, lot 133-B-1, lot 133-B-3 and lot 133-B-5, all of
Psd-03-123813 L.R.C. Rec. No. ) situated in the Bo.
ofMalino&Panipuan, Mun. of San Fdo., Prov. of
Pampanga.. xxx containing an area of Fifty (50) SQUARE
METERS. xxx
“All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above
stated time and date.”
“In the event the public auction should not take place on the said
date, it shall be held on December 27, 2012 without further notice.”
Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein
above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.
City of San Fernando, Pampanga, November 13, 2012.
ANGELITO B. DOMINGO
Sheriff IV
ATTY. JOSELEA Y. FLORIA-BALLETA
Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff
c.c. HDMF
Suburbia Commercial Center, maimpis,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
MARIA PAZ L. AQUINO married to FRANCIS GIL L. AQUINO,
BiliMunam No. 41 Apt., San Nicolas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
PUNTO! Central Luzon: November 28, December 5 & 12, 2012
Dingdong namula
nang makaharap
si Angel Locsin
The
Gossipmiller
Bakit namula si Dingdong???
“Tisoy kasi!” – ANGEL LOCSIN
IPINAGTANGGOL naman ni Angel si Dingdong tungkol sa pamumula by saying tisoy lang daw talaga ang aktor.
“Hindi ko naman napansin pero hindi naman siguro, parang ano lang, basta pareho kaming natutuwa na
nagkasama kami for the first time. Na parang ‘akalain mo, dito pa tayo magkakasama.’
“So, parang ang galing. Happy ako na nakasama ko siya. Ang sarap kaeksena ni Dingdong.
Siguro raw ay nako-conscious lang ang aktor dahil maraming nang-aasar sa paligid.
Tungkol naman sa isa pang kuwento ni Direk Ruel na siya pa ang umaalalay kay Zanjoe Marudo sa mga love
scenes, say ni Angel, kasi raw ay nanginginig ang aktor.
“Kailangan kong pangunahan kasi nanginginig, eh, kung pakita kong mas nangangatog ako sa kanya, eh,
walang mangyayari sa amin.
“Pero talagang ’yung mga kasama ko (na lahat ay magagaling), talagang nagpe-pray ako sa banyo. Nagdadasal
ako sa banyo,” natatawang sabi ni Angel.
First time nakasama ni Angel sina Dingdong, Angelica at Zanjoe at sobrang happy and excited daw siya na
makatrabaho ang mga ito lalo na nang lumabas na ang trailer at maraming pumupuri.
Tungkol naman sa kanyang role, aniya ay sobrang pinag-aralan daw niya kung paano maging ina. May anak
kasi siya ritong about 7-9 yrs.old na lalaki.
“Malaking challenge ito talaga for me kasi hindi pa nga ako nanay. So, isang malaking challenge talaga sa
akin para maipakita sa inyo kung pano maging nanay.
“Ang hirap palang maging ina. Kasi bawat eksena, talagang magtatanong pa ako sa nanay talaga. Siyempre,
mas doble ang nararamdaman kong hirap,” say ni Angel.
Camille Prats
From PMPC…
Salamat, salamat!
NAKIISA nu’ng Sabado, Nov. 24 ang nag-iisang Superstar na si Nora Aunor
sa PMPC Stars for A Cause na ginanap sa Zirkoh, Morato. Unique talaga
dahil dumating sa event na walang kamake-make-up at sumuporta sa isang
makabuluhang okasyon.
Dun na rin tinanggap ni La Aunor ang kanyang tropeo bilang Best
Actress ng 6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) sa Brisbane,
Australia, para sa pelikulang ‘Thy Womb’ sa pangunguna ni German
Moreno.
Gusto rin pasalamatan ng PMPC si Kuya Germs na nagdala
kina Jake Vargas at Bea Binene sa Zirkoh na labor of love para
sa PMPC. Bukod sa libre na ang dalawa, nag-donate pa si Bea
sa fund raising show ng club.
“Anytime po. Basta po para makatulong. Im always here,” sey
ni Bea na may morning serye sa GMA 7 na ‘Angelina del Cielo’.
Maraming salamat din kina Miguel Aguila at Paula Bianca sa
labor of love nila sa PMPC fundraising show.
Ganoon din sa suporta nina Jake Cuenca, John Rendez at
Sexbomb Girls.
Salamat din sa suporta nina Gov. ER Ejercito, Boy Palma,
Danny Cuneta, Alfie Lorenzo, Jobert Sucaldito, Allan K at The
Queen Petals.
Camille Prats nakikipag-date na
HALOS isang taon pa lang, tumikim na ng makipag-date si
Camille Prats sa ibang lalaki. We all know na widow na si
Camille nang mamatay last year ang kanyang asawa sa sakit
na kanser.
“A common friend introduced me to a football player,
member ng Azkals, but let’s not mention his name anymore,”
pagtatapat niya. “Okay naman siya, goodlooking and athletic,
but I don’t feel any magic between us. I guess I’m not just
ready yet to be in a new relationship. Hindi na naulit 'yung
date na 'yun. He tried texting me, but I didn’t entertain him
anymore kasi alam ko namang walang mangyayari even if I
continue to communicate with him.”
Busy si Camillie sa kanyang mga hosting jobs sa GMA 7.
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Stolen (R13)
1050FS • 1100MF • 110 • 320LMF • 508END
Supremo; Andres Bonifacio (R13)
540FS • 600MF • 825LFS • 900LMF • 1125END
Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG13)
1030FS • 1040MF • 115 • 350 • 625
915LMF • 1110END
Finding Nemo 3D (GP3)
1025FS • 1035MF • 1240LMF • 232END
Rurouni Kenshin; Samurai X (PG13)
350MF • 625 • 900LMF • 1114END
House at the End of the Street (R13)
1120MF • 145 • 410 • 635
900LMF • 1053END
D’ Kilabots Pogi Brothers, Weh? (PG13)
1035MF • 1240 • 245 • 450 • 655
915LMF • 1100END
24/7 In Love (PG13)
1100MF • 130 • 400 • 630
915LMF • 1115END
Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG13)
1050FS • 1100MF • 130 • 400 • 630
830LFS • 900LMF • 1100END
Rurouni Kenshin: Samurai X (PG13)
1150FS • 1200MF • 235 • 510
725LFS • 745LMF • 1000END
24/7 In Love (PG13)
1050FS • 1100MF • 130 • 400 • 630
840LFS • 900LMF • 1110END
House at the End of the Street (R13)
1150FS • 1200MF • 215 • 430 • 645
840LFS • 900LMF • 1055END
Supremo: Andres Bonifacio (R13)
1050FS • 1100MF • 200 • 500
730LFS • 800LMF • 1030END
D’ Kilabots Pogi Brothers, Weh? (PG13)
1035MF • 1240 • 245 • 450 • 655
840LFS • 900LMF • 1045END
24/7 In Love (PG13)
1230FS • 1245MF • 330 • 615
825LFS • 900LMF • 1110END
Breaking Dawn Part 2 (PG13)
1230FS • 1245MF • 240LFS • 310LMF • 505END
Supremo: Andres Bonifacio (R13)
600 • 830LFS • 900LMF • 1130END
D’ Kilabots Pogi Brothers, Weh? (PG13)
1150FS • 1200MF • 215 • 430 • 645
830LFS • 900LMF • 1045END
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • DECEMBER 5 - 6, 2012 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
HINDI NAMAN itinanggi ni Dingdong Dantes ang kuwento ni Direk Ruel Bayani
na namula siya nang sobra nang unang makadikit si Angel Locsin sa look test
pa lang para sa pelikulang One More Try.
Ang kuwento kasi ni Direk Ruel, pulang-pula raw ang aktor at nang tanungin
niya kung bakit, sagot daw nito, “eh kasi Direk, ang tagal ko na siyang gustong
maka-partner, ngayon lang natupad.”
Say ni Dingdong, nahiya raw siya kasi bilang first time nga niyang
makaharap si Angel.
“Eh first time lang naman kasi naming nagkaharap at nagkasama, so siyempre, nahiya naman ako nun’g umpisa,” say ni Dingdong.
Pero totoong gusto na niyang makasama si Angel noon pang
nasa GMA-7 ang aktres?
“Oo, hindi lang nagkaroon ng pagkataon na nagkasama kami sa GMA-7,
pero at least, dito sa pelikula, nakasama ko siya.”
by Cesar Pambid
Eh bakit siya namula?
“Eh siyempre, ano, pangit naman kung kumportable na agad ako, ’di ba?
Eh ganu’n, natural reaction na hindi ka comfortable. So, kinakabahan ako,
tapos siyempre, diyahe rin dahil una pa lang kayong nagkaharap, ‘o, akbayan mo’, parang ano, ’di ba?”
Hindi kaya may mag-react naman na mga fans niyan nila ng girlfriend na si Marian Rivera?
“Bakit naman? Ako na nagsasabi, walang masamang ibig sabihin ’yun,” nakangiting sabi ni Dingdong.
So, kumusta namang katrabaho si Angel?
“Okay, sobrang... kumbaga, I saw for myself kung ano talaga sinasabi nila, kung paano siya as a professional
actress.”
Natanong din namin si Dingdong kung ano ang feeling na gumawa ng movie na puro Kapamilya network ang
kasama niya at siya lang ang tanging nag-iisang Kapuso. Hindi ba siya nailang?
“Well, malaki talagang adjustment. Siyemre, noong una, yes (nailang) siya, pero naging mainit naman ang
pagtanggap nilang lahat sa akin, so hindi naman ako masyadong nagtrabaho.”
Sa pelikula ay ginagampanan ni Dingdong ang papel na asawa ni Angelica Panganiban habang si Angel
naman ang kanyang ex-girlfriend na papasok ulit sa kanyang buhay.
Pero ipinauna na ni Direk Ruel na sobrang layo nito sa dati niyang idiniriheng blockbuster movie na No Other
Woman at wala talagang pagkakapareho.
Ang One More Try ay isa sa mga entries ng Star Cinema for Metro Manila Film Festival na magsisimula
ngayong Dec. 25.
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PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • DECEMBER 5 - 6, 2012 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY

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