CDC boss resigns, unexpectedly BY DING CERVANTES


CDC boss resigns, unexpectedly BY DING CERVANTES
Punto! Luzon
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Volume 8
Number 73
Thu - Sat
April 16 - 18, 2015
CDC boss resigns, Tugade facing
By Ding Cervantes
LARK FREEPORT- Clark Development
Corp. (CDC) President-CEO Arthur
Tugade has resigned from his post
in the state firm that runs this freeport,
amid recent controversies hounding his
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Delfin Lee asks Binay
‘Stop telling lies’
ANGELES CITY – “Persecuted” estate developer Delfin Lee reiterated
his appeal to Vice-President Jejomar Binay to
come clean on the circumstances of his continuing detention laid
bare during last Monday’s Senate hearing.
Lee, detailed how
Binay’s intermediaries
pounced on him to produce a chilling effect on
other businessmen who
By Ashley Manabat
A disbarment case has
been filed against the
chief executive of this
freeport after terminating the contract of a Korean investor here.
Atty. Arthur P. Tugade, president-CEO of
the Clark Development
Corp. (CDC) which
oversees this freeport,
has been accused of
“abuse of authority and
grave coercion.”
case was filed shortly after Tugade and his
legal officer Atty. Juvy
Manwong were haled
By Malou Dungog
Pampanga eyed as
operations hub if
quake devastates
Metro Manila
ga, with its international
airport here, could “play
a big role” in disaster and
relief operations.
“I don’t think an earthquake in Metro Manila
would greatly affect Pampanga. Pampanga and
other provinces can play
a big part in response to
an earthquake in Metro Manila,” he said, noting that the West Valley
fault also runs through
part of Bulacan through
Metro Manila and Rizal
towards Laguna.
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to the Ombudsman for
the same offenses.
According to Eung Il
“Steve” Kim, president
of Holywood Park DePage 8 please
kicks off
would not contribute to
the then vice presidential
candidate’s campaign.
“He (Binay) should
stop telling lies to the Filipino people. I appeal to
him to stop undermining
the lives and welfare of
the thousands of legitimate home-buyer members of Pag-IBIG Fund
whose fate has been
prejudiced because of
his irresponsible and vinPage 9 please
Not on quake fault
CLARK FREEPORT Pampanga is one of the
provinces skirting any
fault and can act as center for emergency operations in case a significant
earthquake devastates
the entire Metro Manila.
Noting that the West
Valley fault could trigger an earthquake that
could paralyze the metropolis, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and
Seismology (Phivolcs)
Director Renato Solidum
stressed that Pampan-
No fire sale. It’s only a drill as firefighters train their hoses at
the “flames” coming out of the facade of SM City San Fernando
Downtown. The mall received a much improved grade in its response
capabilities to disasters. Contributed photo
IBA, Zambales – Because of the success
of the previous Zambales Mango festivals,
later renamed “Dinamulag Festival,” the provincial government through
the Zambales Tourism
Council and other cooperating agencies/organizations earmarked funds
for the celebration that
aims to showcase the
sweetest mangoes of the
Food, livelihood and
tourism, is this year’s
mid-summer spectacle
of the Zambales Mango
Now on its 15th year,
the annual festival which
started April 15 up to
April 18, 2015 continue
to gain popularity as it
becomes not just an annual province-wide event
to support the mango
industry but also as a
means to promote tourism resulting to a noticeable increase in the influx of both local and foreign tourist arrivals.
Dinamulag according
to the local dialect refers
to one variety of mango
that when translated it
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Pampanga cop
junks P100-K bribe
By Ding Cervantes
Punto! Central Luzon • April 16 - 18, 2015 • Thursday - Saturday
MEXICO, Pampanga- A 72-year-old father ended up being
jailed with his son and five other suspects in drug pushing
and illegal possession of firearms after he tried to bribe a policemen with an offer of P100,000 here for the release of his
son last Monday.
Mexico acting police chief Supt. Josemarie Canlas Basa
said that initially, his cops arrested six suspects in a buy-bust
operation at about 6 p.m. Monday in Barangay Sto. Rosario
in this town.
Basa identified the drug-case suspects as Renand Dizon, 30, of San Joaquin, Sta. Ana town, Rail Abellera, 27, and
brother Mark Abellera, 28 both of San Vicente, Tarlac City,
Oliver Binaventi, 33, of Banlic in Cabuyao, Laguna,Nasser
Nientoc, 35 of Carmen West in Rrosales, Pangasinan, and
Saida Acdim, 28, of Meycuauayan, Bulacan.
Policemen found in their possession one medium size
heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet of suspected Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or shabu, 10 small plastic sachets
also of suspected shabu, one .45 pistol with eight bullets, one
rifle- propelled grenade, two pistol replicas, drug paraphernalia, improvised burner and water pipe, tin foil with suspected
shabu residue, and one weighing scale.
They also recovered from the suspects three pieces of
P500 bills which were marked by the police for the buy-bust.
Basa said that at about 2 p.m. the following day, septuagenarin Rolendio Dizon of Barangay San Joaquin in Sta.
Ana arrived at the police station here and offered PO2 Julius
Ryan Miranda a total of P100,000 for the release of his son
Basa said that Miranda immediately arrested the old man
as he filed bribery charges against him.
The younger suspects are facing charges of illegal drugs
trading and the non-bailable case of possession of illegal
arms and explosives.
Pampanga police director Senior Supt. Rodolfo Recomono commended Miranda for not yielding to the bribe offer. Miranda is reportedly up for promotion.
Doing their share for Mother Earth
SM Malls to join Earth Day 2015
SM Olongapo and other
SM malls, in partnership with
Earth Day Network Philippines
(EDNP) and the Department
of Environment and Natural
Resources, will take part in
the annual, global celebration
of Earth Day on April 22, 2015
through a simultaneous and
highlighted Trash to Cash activity. This activity aims to encourage people to protect and
respect Mother Earth though
recycling and proper waste
The main objective of celebrating “The Earth Day” is to
innovate new ideas and solutions to protect our planet and
inculcate all the methods for
the protection of Mother Earth.
In support to the objective of
Earth Day Network, all SM Supermalls on April 22 will have
a relevant and impactful mall
wide celebration of Earth Day.
During this day, SM invites
and encourages local government and the community,haulers, recycling groups, social/
environmental recycling project groups and private companies to participate in the Trash
to Cash activity.
Customers can simply
bring their recyclables, drop it
in the designated activity area
of the mall for a corresponding
amount of cash.
In addition to the cash, free
sando bags will be given to the
first 300 customers. The event
is open to public from 10AM to
For years, SM Supermalls
has been an advocate of environmental conservation, extremely active in comprehensive approach to promoting
not only operational sustainability but also in promoting
environmental awareness and
sustainable lifestyles of the
general public.
To date, the SM Group of
Companies and Affiliates have
already planted an estimated
of 300,000 trees while targeting one million trees in the future. –PR-SMOL
Subic yachting group gifts Ayta tribe with tourism boats
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — The International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR)
through its grants program has donated two
sailboats to the indigenous Ayta tribe in this
free port in order for
them to earn additional
income from tourism.
Rear Commodore Jun
Avecilla said the group
awarded funds to the
Subic Bay Fleet for them
to acquire two “paraws,”
which are double outrigger sailboats native to
the Visayas region that
are popularly seen in
Ayta leader Conrado
Frenilla, chieftain of the
Ambala Ayta tribe here,
received the boats last
Saturday at the culmination of the Commodores’ Cup Regatta at
The Lighthouse Marina
Resort here.
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA)
Chairman Roberto Garcia, along with members of the IYFR Subic
Bay fleet, Rotary Clubs
of Subic Bay and Subic
Pearl, and the ISAF International Jury of Commodores’ Cup Regatta,
witnessed the event.
boats, with Ayta tribesmen as operators, “will
give Subic Bay another
iconic attraction, as well
as provide visitors with
a different sailing experience.”
“We thank the IFYR
and the Rotary Clubs
for giving this opportunity to our Ayta brethren,
as well as for this project that would redound
to the good of Subic Bay
tourism,” Garcia said.
Avecilla said the
Subic Bay Fleet brought
the sailboats to Subic
Bay to help the Zambales Aytas in augmenting their livelihood, “and
in line with the service
objectives of the Fellowship.”
“The Aetas are not
known seafarers, but
they have in early times
been reported to have
lived in coastal areas
until they were driven
away to the mountains
because of circumstances,” Avecilla noted.
“It will be the pleasure of our sailing group,
Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing (SAGS), to teach
them how to sail or operate and man the boats
themselves,” he added.
Avecilla also pointed
out that the staging of
Commodore’s Cup 2015
marked the expansion
of the Philippine Sailing Association’s sailing
program in Subic Bay,
which is spearheaded
by PSA Chairman Judes
Echauz, with himself as
SBMA Chairman Roberto Garcia, flanked by IFYR Vice President Jun Avecilla (left) and Past
President Max Tan, inspect the paraw sailboat donated to the Ambala Ayta tribe in the Subic
Bay Freeport. Photo by Malou Dungog
vice president.
“The IYFR also advocates the preservation of coastal areas and
the environment and to
maintain its cleanliness,”
Avecilla also said.
As of now, Subic Bay
hosts two out of 12 races
from the Asian Yachting
Grand Prix Championship, which determines
the Asian Yachting Skipper and Yacht of the
Those who received
their awards here at
The Lighthouse Marina Resort for this year’s
races were: Standard
Centennial III owned by Ernesto
Echauz and skippered
by Ridgely Balladares,
which dominated Racing Class 1, followed by
Frank Pong’s Jelik, and
Martin Tanco’s Centennial II.
Meanwhile, Avecil-
la’s Selma Star topped
Racing Class 2, followed
by Ricky Sandoval’s
Selma; and Eric Jurado’s Alexa, emerged as
champion in the Cruising
Class, followed by Harry
Taylor’s Irresistible, and
Ome Carbonell’s Bugo
Punto! Central Luzon • April 16 - 18, 2015 • Thursday - Saturday
By Malou Dungog
NE town honors son with first-ever monument
By Armand M. Galang
LICAB, Nueva Ecija – Townsfolk here honored a beloved
son, the revolutionary general who liberated Ilocos from
Spanish colonizers and became Nueva Ecija governor,
by erecting a life-size bronze
statue right in front of the town
hall building.
The statue of Gen. Manuel
Tinio, after whom a southeastern town of Nueva Ecija was
named, was unveiled in the
presence of his scions and the
townsfolk as a highlight of this
town’s founding anniversary
on Sunday.
The activity started with
the traditional Kariton Festival,
themed “Sa Kabukiran,” that
underscored the livelihood
and lifestyle of agricultural
workers here.
Mario Tinio, 83, the hero’s
grandson, expressed gratitude to the local government
and the people of this municipality for letting them see the
first monument of their grandfather in the province. “We are
very very thankful sa Bayan
ng Licab na binigyang-pugay
ang aming lolo,” he said.
Mario is a son of Manuel Quijano Tinio, a son of the
general who also served as a
soldier with the rank of a major
assigned in Bataan before becoming a farmer in Talavera,
Nueva Ecija.
“Ito pa lang ang monumento ng aming lolo na naki-
ta namin sa Nueva Ecija,” said
Mario, now a businessman
from Paranaque.
Gen. Tinio was born to
wealthy couple Mariano Tinio
and Silveria Bundoc at Sitio
Ablang, now Barangay Aquino here on June 17, 1877 according to historical accounts.
He studied in San Juan De Letran, Manila and was named
general of the Hukbong Rebolusyunaryo ng Pilipinas at
the age of 20.
“History says he was the
youngest general in the entire
Philippines,” said Mayor Wilfredo Domingo of this town.
He acknowledged though that
Gen. Gregorio Del Pilar remains to be the youngest general “who died in battle.”
Tinio died of cardiac arrest
in Manila in 1924 at the age of
Tinio was commissioned
brigadier general and designated as commanding general
of operations on Nov. 20, 1897
after Gen. Mamerto Natividad
was killed in Entablado, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija while leading some 200 men on Nov. 9
that year, historical accounts
He started leading the
campaign to free the Ilocos region in 1898.
“A liberator of the entire Ilocos region, we are honored of
having him a true-blooded Licabeño,” Domingo said.
Tinio served as governor
of Nueva Ecija from July 1907
The statue of Gen. Manuel Tinio right in front of Licab town hall.
Photo by Armand M. Galang
to May 8, 1908. From Oct. 17,
1913 to Sept. 13, 1914, he
was cabinet member as director of Kagawaran ng mga
“Si Hen. Tinio ay isang
magiting na heneral, bati-
kang pulitiko at matagumpay
na mangangalakal. Isang natatanging Licabeño,” Domingo
Mario said it was the first
time in the last 50 years that
he visited this municipality.
Besides witnessing the unveiling of his grandfather’s monument, he and his relatives
have been part of the grand
homecoming of Licabeno, another activity highlighting this
town’s founding anniversary.
Pirma sa recall
pineke daw
Punto! Central Luzon • April 16 - 18, 2015 • Thursday - Saturday
Ni Rommel Ramos
LUNGOD NG MALOLOS --Inilabas na ng Commission on
Elections-Bulacan ang resulta ng isinagawang verification
of signatures kaugnay sa recall petition laban kay Bulacan
Gov. Willy Sy Alvarado.
Ayon sa Comelec officers
mula sa 249,177 contested
signatures ay 181,201 o 72.7
percent ang fraudulent habang
67,959 o 27 percent lamang
ang pabor sa petisyon.
Sinabi ni Comelec Regional Director Atty. Temie Lambino, lumalabas na ang malaking porsiento ng pirma sa petisyon ay “falsified.”
Isusumite nila sa ODEDO ang ruling na ito habang
ang Comelec En Banc pa rin
naman aniya ang magdedesisyon hinggil dito.
Ayon naman kay Atty.
Pete Principe, ang lead counsel ni Alvarado, ang ruling na
inilabas ng Comelec ay nagpapatunay na walang batayan
para mag-recall elections sa
Nanggugulo lamang aniya
ang mga petitioners sa maayos na kalagayan ng lalawigan.
Umalma naman ang kampo ng mga petitioners sa resulta na ito ng verification of
signatures at umapela na daw
sila sa Comelec En Banc para
ibasura ang ruling ng election
Ayon kay Perly Mendoza,
isa sa mga petitioners, wala
daw silang nakuhang patas na
trato mula sa mga election officers sa Bulacan.
Aniya, hindi peke ang mga
pirma sa petisyon at marami pang mga valid signatures
ang hindi sinama ng election
officers sa kanilang ulat.
Mistulang resort ang patubig na ito ng NIA sa dami ng naliligo.
Kuha ni Rommel Ramos
Pagtampisaw sa irigasyon
alternatibo sa beach
PLARIDEL, Bulacan ---Dahil sa matinding init ng
panahon ay nagsipaligo
sa tubig irigasyon sa gilid
ng kalsada ang mga residente ng Bintog upang
maibsan ang alinsangan
sa kanilang katawan.
Sa halip na makipagsiksikan sa mga beach at
swimming pool ang mga
residenteng ito, nagsipagtampisaw na lamang
sila sa patubig ng National Irrigation Administration.
Kayat nagmistulang
resort na rin ang patubig
na ito dahil sa dami ng
dumarayo upang magsipaligo.
Kahit na peligroso at
walang mga lifeguards
ay nagsisipag-dive pa
ang mga ito sa patubig.
Anila, masarap ding maligo sa patubig dahil bukod sa libre na ay malakas pa ang agos na parang wave pool.
ipinagbabawal na ang paliligo
dito ay patuloy pa rin silang naliligo dito dahil sa
init ng panahon. Batid
naman daw nila na de-
likado ang maligo dito
ngunit mas masarap
daw ang maligo sa patubig kayat doble ingat
na lamang sila.
Malayo pa daw kasi
ang byahe kung sa resort o sa swimming pool
pa sila pupunta samantalang kung sa patubig ay
lalakarin na lamang nila.
Hindi naman daw delikado dito sa paliligo at
sa mababaw lamang
sila nagbababad ng mga
Delikado lamang daw
doon kapag malalim ang
Punto! Central Luzon • April 16 - 18, 2015 • Thursday - Saturday
Ni Rommel Ramos
O pinion
Zona Libre
The state is and
should be held
accountable for
Magsino’s death
Punto! Central Luzon • April 16 - 18, 2015 • Thursday - Saturday
THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists of
the Philippines mourns the death of former
colleague Mei Magsino and joins demands
for authorities to arrest and prosecute not
only the gunman who killed her but the
mastermind who ordered the assassination.
Mei’s murder not only highlights the fact
that leaving journalism is no guarantee of
safety from the perils of the profession —
especially not from those with long memories
and deadly intent — it also underscores
the depths to which the culture of impunity
has become entrenched in our country and
society, courtesy of a government that has
shown only the most cursory regard for
human rights.
Especially since, as report after report
shows, agents of the State have and
continue to violate human rights with
impunity, with government turning a blind
eye or, in some cases, actually justifying,
these depredations.
If subsequent details reveal her death
involved her former work as a journalist,
Mei will be the second fallen colleague this
year, the 26th under President Benigno
Aquino III, and the 166th since democracy
was supposedly restored in 1986.
But even if it had nothing to do with her
former work, her death would not be less
For this, and for thousands of other
reasons, the state is and should be held
accountable for Mei’s death and those of all
other victims of extrajudicial executions in
the country.
(Statement of the National Union of Journalists of the
Philippines signed by Chairperson Rowena Paraan, 14 April
Bong Z. Lacson
“ACCORDING TO the new Department of Defense Secretary of the United States
they are already looking at deploying to the Philippines various advance air and
naval equipment… We welcome this.”
So announced Foreign Affairs Secretary
Albert Del Rosario last Wednesday, hastening
that such equipment will require the US
presence in the areas.
This, in the wake of China’s reclamation
works in the disputed areas in South China Sea.
Del Rosario stressed that the Philippines
has been “successful in winning international
support” for its opposition to the massive
reclamation activities of China.
“We are at this point seeking additional
support from the US in terms of being able to
take a stronger position… which is to uphold
the rule of law,” he said.
The US DOD Secretary may be new. Talks
of US troops deployment to the Philippines are
old issues. Here’s a piece that appeared here
July 11, 2012 yet:
Back to GI Joe
“YOU’VE JUST mentioned Subic Bay. Clark Air
Base, we -- we do maritime domain awareness
flights monthly with the Philippine armed forces.
That might be a potential.”
Potential. The operative word for US forces
re-basing in the Philippines, highlighted in a
Pentagon media briefing two weeks ago by
Admiral Jonathan Greenert, US Chief of Naval
Actual. Greenert’s conceding that the
US has present “access to an extraordinary
number of places” in the Asia-Pacific and is
considering the procurement of supplies, repair
and maintenance services for US ships, aircraft,
and troops visiting countries in the region, not
the least of which is the Philippines.
Supplies and services. The R&R kind, most
definitely included, if not topmost priority.
“I think in the best interest of each nation,
we’ll continue to -- to work on and see where
that might go,” furthered Greenert.
Where it will – not might – go. Why, the reestablishment of the American military bases,
not in any place in the Asia-Pacific other
than the Philippines, dummy. The strategic
importance of the Philippines in geopolitics, an
unvarying given. Thus, in the current scheme of things – as in
the past – the Philippines best serves American
interests in the Asia-Pacific.
The row with China over the Panatag/
Scarborough Shoal and the uneasy waters
of the West Philippine Sea while still far from
a casus belli is already enough cause for US
The US not the least assuming an aggressive
stance or a posture of belligerence. What with
the President of the Philippines practically
begging for US intervention in his appeals for
America to launch surveillance and monitoring
flights over the West Philippine Sea, as well as
for military hardware. The latter, the US readily
answered with an aged naval vessel.
There is a twist though in America’s reestablishment of itself in the Asia-Pacific. This
time around it comes not as the lonesome
Imperial Eagle of old, but – just like in Iraq and
Afghanistan – in some sort of collegial fraternity,
read: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or
in George W. Bush’s time, the Coalition of the
NATO’s Asian counterpart, SEATO – the
Southeast Asian Treaty Organization – long
dead though, its last gasps heard at the height
of the Vietnam War yet, the US needed to craft
a similar alliance that need not be formalized
and therefore required to pass congressional
approval in the US as well as in the other
countries joining such alliance.
All the US had to do is work on existing
treaties and re-purpose them to the issue at
hand, to current needs, with the Philippines,
of course, as focal point. And US interests as
express goals. Thus, the “Statement Of Intent On Defense
Cooperation And Exchanges” between the
Philippines and Japan signed last July 2 in
Thus, Australia’s avid pursuit of a Status of
Forces Agreement with the Philippines, nothing
more than a copy-paste of the Visiting Forces
Agreement with the US.
Thus, South Korea likewise expressing
interest in some bilateral defense cooperation
with the Philippines. Recent recollections in
the media of the Philippine participation in
the Korean War serve as mind-softeners to
generate acceptance and ultimate approval
of some SoKor-PHL defense pact. While at it,
throw in the exploits of the teen-aged Ninoy
Aquino as the youngest correspondent in that
war, to tug at the heartstrings of his son.
South Korea. Australia. Japan. All staunch
allies of the US. All serving US intent to put
in place what the militant Bagong Alyansang
Makabayan termed a “seamless interface”
among all its treaty partners.
Furthered BAYAN Secretary General Renato
Reyes, Jr.: “With Japan now wanting to do port
calls and military exercises in the Philippines,
and with Australia seeking a Status of Forces
Agreement to be able to conduct military
exercises, our country becomes one giant
military hub for the US and its treaty partners.”
Re-balancing of US forces in the Asia-Pacific.
Re-basing of US forces in the Philippines. Back
to us being a vassal state of America.
Back to Clark and Subic then.
Thus, Santayana: “Those who do not
remember the lessons of history are condemned
to repeat them.”
Thus, and better yet, an old Irish maxim:
“There is no present. There is no future. Only
the past happening over and over, again and
What the heck, GI Joe’s back. Happy days
are here again.
We are ever f**ked up.
Today in Philippine history
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Francisco Makabulos establishes
the Makabulos Republic
On April 17, 1898, General
Francisco Makabulos, leader
of the Katipunan revolutionary
forces in Tarlac, established
the Makabulos Republic with
the promulgation of the Makabulos Constitution.
Anticipating the collapse
of peace under the terms of
the Pact of Biak-na-Bato entered into by Governor-General General Primo de Rivera
and General Emilio Aguinaldo
in December, 1897, General Francisco Makabulos and
other revolutionary leaders
draw up and sign a constitution “for the purpose of creating a central executive committee to act as provisional
government until the general
government of the Republic in
these islands shall again be
This executive committee
was composed of a president,
vice-president, a secretary of
the Interior, secretary of War,
and secretary of the Treasury.
Makabulos dissolved his
government after the First
Philippine Republic headed
by General Emilio Aguinaldo
was created by the Malolos
Constitution, which he also
Felix M. Garcia
Nung tune kang
NUNG tune kang Angeleño,
Baket buri meng pasakup karing daywan iting balen?
Uling bisa kang mibabo,
Gawan mu ngan ing paralan e na bala ding memalen,
Dulung la man king impyerno
Misaka ka king kababan makatiman mu lang alben,
King lipo keti dinatang
Matula mong ipasakal ding sarili mung kabalen
Angeleño ka pin kaya,
At ing dayang manaluntun mamagus king kekang uyat,
Kalupa na ning daya ra
Ding bayaning mekilaban, king dewakan sinalungat;
E na bala ing mate la,
Minwan ya sa’ iting balen tinikdo lang alang kanlap,
Detang mapagsamantala
Ampon daywan a manyakup ban karela lang asabat.
Ibat pa king kamumulan,
Makatatak king istorya at e sukat makalingwan
Ing gewa rang kabayanian
Ding martyr a Angeleño king panaun a miralan;
Banua-banuang gagampanan
Keti mabilug a bansa, iti e ra apayalian,
King Angeles pigmasusian
Ing mumunang Kalayan na niting balen tamung tibuan.
Drilon asks new grad
not to stop learning
By Ernie Esconde
BALANGA City- Senate President Franklin Drilon on Tuesday urged 1,300 graduating
students of the Bataan Peninsula State University not to
stop learning and dream big
dreams for the country.
“Constantly learn new skills
and update yourself with the
latest trends and technologies
to remain competitive. Always
focus in improving yourself,
on enhancing your knowledge
and making valuable contribution in your work place, community and country,” the senator said.
Bataan Gov. Albert Garcia
for his part congratulated the
new graduates. “Kayo ang
inaasahan ng inyong pamilya, ng ating bayan. Sana
magsumikap kayo para magtagumpay hindi lamang para
sa inyong sarili kundi para sa
inyong mga kaanak at kababayan.”
The governor and his father, Second District Rep. En-
rique Garcia, have pushed for
funding of thousands of scholars in the province, many having graduated.
The senate president was
guest of honor and speaker
during the graduation rites at
the Bataan People’s Center
of students of BPSU campuses in Balanga City and Abucay
“Let us do our share in nation-building even how little it
can be. Let us work together
for our country to move on,”
Drilon told the graduates.
He urged the new graduates to influence the community especially during the 2016
elections in electing responsible new leaders.
The Senate president encouraged the graduates to
pursue excellence in a principled manner, not to settle for
mediocrity even if it may seem
more easy and convenient.
“Always take the high road,
maximize your potentials and
use your talents for the good
of humanity,” he said.
Drilon said that government is doing its share. In the
2015 national budget, he said
that education got the biggest
share to support government’s
school-building program, provide funding for the purchase
of over 70.5 million textbooks
and for the hiring of more than
39,000 additional teachers.
- The provincial police here
have announced new appointments for police chiefs of
the towns of Mexico, Arayat,
Macabebe, and Sta. Ana.
Deputy provincial director
for operations Supt. Diosdado
Fabian, who presided over the
turn-over ceremonies installing the new police chiefs, said
Supt. Josemarie Basa has already assumed post as police
director of Mexico town.
Fabian said Basa replaced
Supt. Ricardo Pangan, Jr.
who has assumed post as the
new police director of Arayat.
Fabian also announced
that former Arayat police director Supt. Wilson Alicuman
has been appointed as chief
of the Pampanga provincial
operations branch after completing a two-year stint in
In Sta. Ana, Inspector Diosdado Nolasco has been
designated officer-in-charge
while in Macabebe,
spector Gil Domingo has
also assumed post as officer-in-charge.
“The new appointments
are pursuant to National Police Commission (Napolcom)
Memorandum Circular (MC)
2007 – 008 and Philippine National Police MC 2011 – 008
that prescribes a two-year
tenure for chiefs of police and
the promotion and placement
system for third level police
commissioned officers,” Fabian noted. –Ding Cervantes
4 towns get new police chiefs
E ka sana paybaligo karetang bisang pasakup
King daywan a bayung salta,
Ing Laya mung mamayagpag ban karela yang igapus;
Ing bili mung king katasan,
Pag-imbutan dang ikuldas, king kababan ban ibaldug;
Itang mayap mung parasan,
Keting kekatamung balen kanita mako ing danup.
Nanu wari ing sangkan na,
Malisuas ya’t e miratun mag-alsa yang magkapilit,
Apanusigan na sana
Ing sarili nang kasnawan bahala nong’ mangasipit,
King bili ra ding maluka,
Mangalati nang kabalen agyang ilang magkasakit
Maglapo ne kaniang tula,
Ing pusu na karing balang milalabas a penandit.
Nung tune kang Angeleño,
Manintun kang tune lider karing kekatang kabalen,
Itang tubu keti mismu,
Ba’nong lubus pagmasakit deting sakup nang memalen;
Datang man ing alingongo,
Uling deti mal la kaya lingapan no’t e paburen;
Sana keka yang abatyo,
E kalupa nitang dayung sikwil da king keyang balen!
Neng Dolly Gigante-Ferrer
Barangay Anunas,
Angeles City
I, ALICIA T. CASTRO, Filipino, of legal age, widow, and with postal address at 3rd Street,
Back of Magliman Elementary School, Brgy. Magliman, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, after
being duly sworn, depose and state:
1. I am the surviving spouse of the late Gregorio M. Castro, the registered owner of one
(1) share of stock of Baguio Country Club, bearing Certificate Number 5156.
2. Since my husband passed away, I have been the custodian of the original copy of said
Baguio Country Club Stock Certificate Number 5156, which I keep in my personal files at home.
3. Sometime in 2011, when I was supposed to settle the Estate of my late husband,
Gregorio M. Castro, I gathered all documents needed to pay the Estate Tax. That was when I
realized that the original copy of said Baguio Country Club Stock Certificate Number 5156 was not
in my personal files. Despite diligent efforts I have exerted to locate the same, my efforts proved
4. I am executing this Affidavit to attest to the fact of the loss of Baguio Country Club
Stock Certificate Number 5156; to request the Baguio Country Club Management to issue a new
copy of the Stock Certificate Number 5156 in lieu of the lost one, and for whatever legal purpose
this may serve.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of March, 2015 in the
City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Senior Citizen ID No. 1895557
Republic of the Philippines City of San Fernando, Pampanga
} S.S.
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me this 14th day of April, 2015 in the City of San
Fernando, Pampanga, affiant being personally known to me as the person who executed the
foregoing document and who exhibited to me her Valid ID as indicated below her printed name.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL, on the date and place above written.
Notary Public
Until December 31, 2015
Roll of Atty. No. 35650
PTR No. 9007431 / Jan. 6, 2015
IBP No. 961974 / Jan. 6, 2015
Notarial Commission No. 12-14
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Doc. No. 100
Page No. 21
Book No. 9
Series of 2015.
Punto! Central Luzon • April 16 - 18, 2015 • Thursday - Saturday
Angeleño nung makanyan,
CDC boss resigns, unexpectedly
From page 1
Tugade could not be
reached by phone yesterday, but some CDC
stockholders and board
members, who all asked
not to be named for lack
of authority to speak on
the issue, said he announced his resignation
during a meeting with
stockholders Wednesday afternoon.
Tugade was reported
yesterday to have written Pres. Aquino saying he was resigning effective June 30. He assumed the CDC top post
early in 2014.
One source said that
during the stockholders
meeting, he expressed
feedback from the Government
on Government-Owned
and Controlled Corporations (GCG) that his
colleagues within CDC
gave him “mediocre” ratings in an online survey
a few weeks ago.
“I don’t think he deserved such rating because he did quite well
for the CDC by restoring the firm’s financial
health,” said one of the
sources, referring to
CDC reports that the
firm now has a financial
standing of about P2 billion.
The same source
said Tugade’s decision
to resign was not at all
related to an Ombudsman charge filed this
week by a Korean investor against him and other
top officials of the CDC.
“He seemed unfazed
by it as he is a topnotch
lawyer,” the source said.
Eung Il “Steve” Kim,
a pioneer of the hot air
balloon festival here in
1994 and president of
the Holywood Park Development Corp., filed
charges of grave coercion against Tugade
and his legal officer Juvy
Manwong and other
CDC officials before the
Ombudsman after CDC
junked last January his
lease contract over 3.2
hectares of land in this
In his complaint-affidavit, Kim said Tugade
arbitrarily terminated his
The CDC cancelled
Kim’s contract and forcibly took over his leased
property for allegedly repeatedly failing to settle
his lease with the CDC
for the development of
a 3.2 hectares property
labelled as a “retirement
estate project” located
near the Sapang Bato
Gate of this freeport.
CDC’s allegations and
said he is a victim of “selective justice.” He said
HPDC is far more developed than any other
property in the area.
Kim feared CDC singled him out especially
after he agreed to organize the Lubao Hot Air
Tugade facing disbarment
From page 1
Punto! Central Luzon • April 16 - 18, 2015 • Thursday - Saturday
velopment Corp. (HPDC)
who also pioneered the
hot air balloon fiesta here
to drum up attention and
support for the then Pinatubo devastated Clark
ecozone, CDC officers
led by Tugade “gravely abused their authority
and put the law into their
own hands by physically ejecting me and preventing me from my entering my office without
due process and the absence of a court order.”
Kim said CDC officers led by Tugade refused to adhere to a temporary restraining order
(TRO) issued by the Executive Judge of the Angeles City RTC on Janu-
ary 12, 2015.
The TRO was meant
to “maintain the status
quo ante” ordering the
CDC to “desist from entering the leased premises and taking over the
operation and any further action that will be
detrimental to the right of
the petitioners.”
Court Sheriff Vicente Sicat Jr. tried to serve
the TRO through the
CDC Legal Department
on the same day but was
reportedly ignored.
At around 3 p.m. on
the same day, Kim said
the CDC forcibly took
over his leased premises
and prevented him from
entering his office. Armed
security guards as well
as CDC police assisted in
the take-over, he added.
To add salt to the injury, Kim said the CDC
“directly negotiated” with
HPDC tenants and entered into a new lease
agreement with them
despite the absence
of a court order lawfully terminating the lease
agreement with HPDC.
Kim said he is a legitimate businessman and
investor in this freeport
and poured in almost
$8 million to develop
his leased area at Hollywood Park near the Sapang Bato Gate of this
He said he was a victim of selective justice because HPDC is far more
developed than any other
property in the area.
Balloon Festival which
virtually competed with
a similar festival which
is being held in this freeport usually every February since he helped
organized it in 1994.
On December 8,
2014, the CDC sent a
“Notice of Termination
and Take-Over of the
Leased Property with Final Demand to Pay Arrears” to Kim.
The CDC said “since
2011 HPDC has been
its contractual obligations among them the
non-payment of minimum guaranteed lease
for the period covering December 2010 to
January 31, 2011 in the
amount of $27,620.72
and for the period covering February to April
2011 in the amount of
$2,045.99; employment
commitment of 90 workers during the first year
of operations and 1,500
workers during construc-
Kim feared that CDC
singled him out especially after he agreed to organize the Lubao Hot Air
Balloon Festival.
Kim filed the disbarment case at the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) – Commission on Bar Discipline
on January 28. However, copies of the complaint were given to Punto! only last week.
Reached by phone
on Tuesday, Tugade
shrugged off the complaints.
“That’s okay,” Tugade
said. “It’s his right (to file
a complaint) as much as
it is also my obligation to
protect the interest of the
Pampanga eyed as operations hub...
From page 1
“There’s no fault
mapped in Pampanga,”
Solidum said, noting that
even the Zambales fault
also skirts Pampanga as
it runs through Bamban,
Solidum noted a
study it conducted with
the Japan International Coordination Agency (JICA) estimating as
many as 33,500 people
could die in a significant
earthquake in Metro Manila, and another study
with the Australian government estimating fatalities at 31,000. “Fatalities would correspond
with the buildings that
are likely to collapse,” he
He cited estimates
that replacing Metro Manila buildings that could
collapse in a big earthquake would cost P2.3
trillion, excluding cost of
infrastructure and the resulting adverse impact
on the economy.
Apart from preparing Pampanga and other
safe provinces for emergency operations for Met-
ro Manila folk, Solidum
also urged decentralization of the country’s capital. “We have put all our
eggs in the Metro Manila
basket,” he said.
Solidum noted, however, that the government has taken steps in
preparation for such possible earthquake scenario in the metropolis.
He said four major
zones in Metro Manila
could be isolated by a
big earthquake and that
already, the government
has assigned military
units and other government agencies to be in
charge of emergency operations in each of the
“Metro Manila may
be separated into four
isolated zones based on
buildings in Makati and
Mandaluyong cities as
well as the Pasig River
may separate northern
and southern parts of the
metropolis, while broken
road networks will isolate
the west and east of the
capital,” he added.
that a movement in
the West Valley fault
that could generate a
earthquake, runs north to
south along the west and
east edges of the Marikina Valley and poses the
greatest threat to Metro
In a forum in 2013 in
this freeport, the World
Wide Fund for Nature
(WWF) and its corporate
social responsibility arm
Bank of the Philippine
Islands (BPI) urged Filipinos to prepare for the
effects of climate change
that could make Angeles CIty, 170 feet above
sea level, the host of
prone-flood towns in the
near future.
The WWF stayed for
some time in Angeles
to help map out a “climate-defined” future for
local business amid climate change that has
made unusual weather
worldwide the new “normal.”
Jose Ma. Lorenzon
Tan, chief executive officer of the WWF Philippines, said that climate
change and worsening
floods could eventually drive folk in low-lying
towns in Luzon to migrate to Angeles.
“Is Angeles prepared
for that scenario?” he
asked during WWF’s
third and last phase of
“business risk assessment and the management of climate change
impacts project” that
covered 14 cities in the
Tan noted that “Angeles is not flood prone, but
the United Nations has
projected that the impact
of climate change would
not be so much marginalization as migration.”
He noted that the
WWF study conducted
in Angeles drew up opportunities for the city to
cope with the adverse effects of climate change in
the next 20 to 30 years.
A UN study has estimated that over one billion would be forced to
leave their communities
because of worsening
floods arising from climate change. In Asia,
the estimate is about 400
–Ding Cervantes
tion; and an investment
commitment of P237 million.
The CDC also said
that in 2011 alone it issued three final demand
letters to HPDC for its
non-compliance. Then
on August 17, 2012,
the CDC issued a “Notice of Termination and
Take-Over of the Leased
However, HPDC “requested for a re-consideration” and committed
to pay its outstanding
arrears and completion
of construction development on or before December 31, 2013. The
CDC said it approved
the HPDC request on
January 17, 2013 and
“with a notarized undertaking of HPDC to comply with its development
commitments and conformity to the termination and take-over of its
leased property in case
of default in any of its obligations.”
In his letter-reply on
December 18, 2014, Kim
said the issues raised by
CDC “are not novel” and
even if HPDC was late in
complying with some of
its obligations, they were
“all settled.”
Kim also said HPDC
has substantially complied with its construction commitments, is
continuously hiring Filipino workers at that time
numbering more than
150 already and since its
lease agreement signed
in 2009, HPDC has infused close to $8 million
to the Philippine economy.
But the CDC said
HPDC failed again to
comply with its obligations which resulted in
the final cancellation of
its contract on January
7, 2015.
The final CDC letter enjoined HPDC to
“cease and desist from
your business operation; peacefully vacate the leased premises and voluntarily surrender the same to the
CDC…”and settlement
of arrears amounting to
$146,174.52 inclusive of
interests and penalties
as of January 7, 2014.
2015, the CDC Joint
Inspection Team with
a representative from
the Commission on Audit (COA) conducted an
inventory on all items
found in the premises
before forcibly taking
over the property.
Mango Festival...
From page 1
means Carabao Mango.
Zambales Gov. Hermogenes Ebdade said
Zambales has been
known first for its sweet
mangoes and second a
place noted for its rich
natural resources, pristine beaches and innate
sweet delicious taste of
mangoes that is uniquely found and grown in the
province is well sought
after in various marketplaces both nationwide
and worldwide making
its mark in the Guinness
Book of Records,” Ebdane said.
“And because of its
sweet delicious taste,
our mangoes did not
only grace the Filipino tables but are send worldwide as gifts to relatives
and friends,” he added.
Highlights of the
event include among
others: Lakbay Zambales Invitational Cycling competition, “Pinaka” LGU showcase, Aeta
Cultural showcase, trade
fair and exhibit; “Arangkadahan sa Mango Festival,” Motorcross Challenge, Binibining Zambales 2015, Lumba nin
Bisekleta (Mountain Bike
Challenge), Tangoy Tangoy Challenge, grand
parade, street dancing
and float parade, skydiving exhibition with celebrities, Talentadong Zambaleno, Mt. Tapulao Ultra
Dinamulag Invitational Swimming competition, Araw ng Katutubong Zambaleno, Bayliwan Dance Revolution,
Tri+1 competition (swimbike-run); Open water
swim, fins swim, aquathlon (swim, run), PMMA
observation tour at the
Philippine Merchant Marine Academy in San
Narciso, Zambales and
the mango picking/mango plantation tour in a
mango plantation in San
Narciso and Iba.
The event culminated
with the Binibining Zambales 2015 Grand Pageant Night.
‘Stop telling lies’
The Gossipmiller
Cesar Pambid
Jasmine Curtis Smith admits
break up with Sam Concepcion
Twenty one years old na Jasmine Curtis Smith nang mag-celebrate siya ng birthday kamakailan.
In the Q&A, she admits that she has called it quits with Sam Concepcion. “I have no boyfriend at the
moment,” she declares.
Is it true Paulo Avelino had something to do with their breakup?
“Paulo has already denied that. We did a movie together, ‘Mara’, for Regal Films, where I play the sister
of Isabelle Daza. We hang out in a group, but Paulo is just a friend and co-worker.”
Aside from “Mara”, she’s now hosting “Move It” every Sunday night on TV5 with Tom Taus and she is
due to start another movie soon for APT Productions, opposite Kapuso actor Alden Richards. So isn’t she
looking for a new love?“Ang love naman, mahahanap mo sa lahat ng tao.
I’m active in helping out other people as the new ambassador for the youth of World Vision. Actually, my
involvement with it started while I was still a student in Australia and I joined their campaign against hunger
and malnutrition called Famine, along with my Ate Anne. We sponsor poor children in World Vision to help
alleviate their suffering. I also participated in helping typhoon victims in Metro-Manila in 2013, earthquake
victims in Bohol and in rehabilitating a public school in Malabon. This helped me become more socially
Jasmine is currently the cover girl of four top glossy magazines: Men’s Health, Uno, Rogue and Trip.
She is shown in sexy poses in all her pictorials for them. Does this mean that she’s now ready to go sexy
at 21? “No, I just want to show that at 21, I’m more healthy and fit. It doesn’t mean magpapa-sexy na agad.
I just want to show my progress in having a healthier lifestyle, eating right and doing the right exercise.”
Marian, tutuparin ang kontrata kahit buntis
KAHIT two months pregnant ngayon ang Primetime Queen na si Marian Rivera, patuloy ang taping niya
ng malapit nang magsimulang teleserye na “The Rich Man’s Daughter”
dahil kailangan niya itong tapusin bago pa man tuluyang
lumaki ang kanyang tiyan. Pagkatapos nito ay
ang misis ni Dingdong
n a m a n
Since mainit
ang panahon at
mai-stress si Marian
sa malalayong location
ng “Juan for All, All for
Juan” na segment ng “Eat
Bulaga” kung saan niya kasama
sina Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola at
Paolo Ballesteros, pahinga muna siya
sa nasabing portion.
Tutuparin at haharapin din ni Marian
ang iba pa niyang mga commitments habang
kaya pa niya at hindi pa gaanong obvious ang
kanyang tummy.
Masayang-masaya ang mag-asawang
Marian at Dingdong na magkakaroon na
sila ng baby at tiyak na kumpleto ang
kanilang celebration ng Christmas dahil
meron na silang bagong karagdagan sa
kanilang pamilya.
Ang Christmas 2015 ay ang magiging
unang Pasko bilang mag-asawa nina
Marian at Dingdong at ang maganda pa,
magsi-celebrate sila ng Christmas kasama
ang kanilang magiging panganay na anak.
Gerald Anderson,
Maja Salvador break na rin
JUST when everybody thought na maganda ang
takbo ng relasyon nina Maja Salvador at Gerald
Anderson, na-shock ang marami nang aminin mismo
ni Gerald na naka-break umano ang relasyon nila
ngayon ni Maja. Gayunman, ayaw niyang magbigay
ng iba pang detalye tungkol dito.
May hinala na ang ibang malalapit sa kanila na
may problema ang dalawa dahil hindi sila magkasama
sa nakaraang Holy Week. Nasa magkaibang lugar sila
kasama ang kanilang respective friends.
Just like other couples, hindi exempted ang
magkasintahang Gerald at Maja sa mga trials and
challenges na pinagdadaanan sa isang magkarelasyon.
Dahil dito, humihingi si Gerald ng pang-unawa na sana’y
i-respeto ng lahat kung anuman ang kanilang pinagdadaanan
ngayon at kung anuman ang kanilang naging desisyon.
In fairness kay Maja, naging tahimik lamang ito sa kanilang
paghihiwalay ni Gerald.
Kung matatandaan pa, nasira ang pagkakaibigan ng dating
mag-best friends na sina Kim Chiu at Maja dahil kay Gerald na exboyfriend ni Kim. Although magkaibigang muli sina Kim at Maja,
hindi na umano nito naibalik ang dati nilang relasyon bilang magbest friends.
Sina Kim, Maja at Gerald ay magkakasama every Sunday sa
musical variety show ng ABS-CBN, ang “ASAP” kung saan din
kabilang ang pop star na si Sarah Geronimo na minsan ding nalink kay Gerald. Masaya ngayon si Sarah sa kanyang first legit
boyfriend na si Matteo Guidicelli.
Curtis Smith
dictive acts,” Lee said in a statement issued yesterday.
Lee’s camp bared letters showing that as early as
2010 the developer discovered defaulting accounts
and asked permission from Pag-IBIG to have these
replaced belying Binay’s claim that they had “discovered” anomalies when they assumed office.
These accounts would later get to keep their houses without paying a cent despite Globe Asiatique
Realty Holdings’ (GARH) warning in exchange for
Binay’s demand that they file a complaint against Lee.
Lee is reacting to Binay’s latest pronouncement
that the supposed massive housing scam was discovered by Pag-IBIG even before the Vice-President assumed his post as head of the government’s housing
agency, the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) and that the irregularities
was “massive in nature” particularly with regards to
Lee’s housing development firm, GARH.
At the same time Lee reiterated that the widely
heralded P6-billion peso anomaly has been proven
as the biggest lie that the Binay administration has instituted since his assumption into office.
Lee cited the testimony of Pag-IBIG Fund President and CEO Darlene Berberabe saying that contrary to the vilification campaign instigated by the
Binay, Lee owes no money to the country’s housing
Pag IBIG and Binay were not the ones who “discovered” the said discrepancies or anomalies, as they
are and have been claiming until today.
“Binay’s statement and that of Berberabe about
their discovery of the supposed scam was a big lie.”
Berberabe in her testimony also confirmed Lee did
not owe P6 billion at all and even admitted that they
even owe Delfin Lee P600 million.
Members of the Senate Blue Ribbon sub-committee were left wondering why Pag-IBIG refused to
thresh out the matter with GA and instead pressed for
the continuous detention of its CEO Delfin Lee.
“Wala naman utang, double sale wala, at wala
naman nag co-contest. It’s just a matter of reconciling
the records,” observed Trillanes.
These just might be replacement borrowers … unless you are organizing them to file complaints and
that would validate the claim of Delfin Lee because
he did not give in to the demands of VP Binay that is
why he is now being given a hard time,” Trillanes said.
The inquiry also bared that contrary to claims of
thousands of complainants only 199 Pag-IBIG Fund
borrowers from the Xevera housing projects in Pampanga out of 9,951 have actually filed complaints
against GARH in exchange for promises that they
would not be ejected by Pag-IBIG in the meantime and
that they would not be required to pay while the cases
were pending.
In a letter to Pag-IBIG in 2010, Lee also asked the
housing agency as the final approving body to approve the replacement of400 accounts which defaulted.
“We would like to request the Pag-IBIG Fund to
initially allow us to replace some 400 accounts which
based on our internal monitoring have defaulted but
which remains current with the Pag-IBIG Fund because we are paying for them pursuant to existing
collection servicing agreements with new ones.”
the letter said.
“We will request for additional substitution
should the remaining accounts in our watch
list from bad to worse. We expect to clean
up the suspected accounts over a period
of six months,” said the letter addressed
to Pag-IBIG Chief Executive Officer Jaime Fabiana and dated May 27, 2010.
Copies of the letter were also sent to
then Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Secretary General
Lucille Ortille.
The documents prove that Globe Asiatique and
Delfin Lee discovered the discrepancies and even reported the circumstances directly to then President of
Pag Ibig Fund, Jaime Fabiana and it was never the intent of Delfin Lee or Globe Asiatique to dupe any Pag
Ibig members nor there was a deliberate act of deceit
on their part.
Berberabe has insisted that 56 percent of the
9,951 borrowers were “bogus” and the remaining 44
percent were “real.”
Sub-committee chairman Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel and Sen. Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV were able
to determine that only 199 borrowers have actually
filed cases against GARH in court based on the documents presented by both parties during the hearing.
Atty. Wily Rivera, counsel of Lee, during the hearing said GARH has only 28 complainants while Berberabe admitted that Pag-IBIG has “168 (borrowers)
that were involved and filed syndicated estafa.”
Berberabe added that there are three cases still
pending with the Department of Justice (DOJ) that
have filed separately syndicated estafa cases against
Lee. Trillanes was puzzled why Lee was charged with
syndicated estafa when the issue is only “a matter of
reconciling records.” –Punto I-Team
Punto! Central Luzon • April 16 - 18, 2015 • Thursday - Saturday
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Punto! Central Luzon • April 16 - 18, 2015 • Thursday - Saturday