Vol 7 No 117.indd



Vol 7 No 117.indd
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Punto! Luzon
APRIL 16 - 17, 2014
Subic Freeport all
set for Holy Week
BEFORE THE BLEEDING. Fr. Ramoncito Carlos of San Rafael parish church in Mabalacat City
blesses the garb and gear of penitents at the church grounds. PHOTO COURTESY OF DENG PANGILINAN
chief, rival
fight over
MAGALANG, Pampanga – A scuffle
broke out between
Santa Cruz Barangay Chair Junnel G.
Malonzo and his erstwhile rival, businessman Trinidad “Toto”
push came to shove
during an argument
over the putting up of
a “puni” (makeshift altar where Passion of
Christ is sung) in the
As the Holy Week
drew near, Gonzales
said he was able to
obtain the permission
of Malonzo to put up
a “puni” on a private
lot in Barangay Santa
Cruz here.
Malonzo was even
thankful to him for
giving some 350 children in their barangay bed kits which
also included school
supplies from the
organization Sleeping
Children Around the
SUBIC BAY FREEPORT – Subic is all set for the
upcoming summer holiday, as it plays host to
several events organized by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) and freeport business locators to ensure a meaningful and enjoyable observance of the Holy Week here.
According to the SBMA Tourism Department,
religious activities for the Holy Week will kick off
with the “Blessing of the Palms” on April 13, to be
followed the next day by the traditional “Pabasa”,
which will run until April 16 at Subic Bay’s San
Roque Chapel.
A procession will be held on Holy Wednesday, while a re-enactment of the Last Supper will
highlight of Maundy Thursday.
On Good Friday, devotees can join the guided “Way of the Cross” at the Holy Land Subic
theme park in the morning and the “Veneration
of the Cross” at the San Roque Chapel in the afternoon. There will also be the traditional Good
Friday grand procession, which will go around
the Freeport’s central business district.
Angeles crucifixions
limited to biblical 3
NGELES CITY – Penitential blood to be shed on a makeshift Golgotha here on Good
Friday will not be as copious as in the more famous crucifixions in San Pedro Cutud
14e kilometers south in the capital city of San Fernando.
Hausland launches ‘Afford Ko ‘To’ campaign
Development Corp. (HLDC)
has launched its newest branding campaign
dubbed, “Afford Ko ‘To,”
for Hausland Prime Residences at the Pavilion
of the Nouveu Residences in Barangay Pulung
Cacutud here yesterday.
The “Afford Ko ‘To”
campaign was conceptualized to highlight the
four main features of all
Hausland Prime Residences which are top-ofthe-line amenities, prime
and exclusive enclaves
in the heart of the city,
and affordable financing
schemes, according to
Kat Tan-Hipol, marketing
manager of Hausland
Prime Residences.
Hipol said their company “is selling from
P1.5-million to around
P2.5-million houses in
Casa Mia located in Barangay Burot, Tarlac City
at very affordable prices with the lowest at
P5,600 monthly amortization available through
Pag-IBIG Fund at zero
percent equity.
BRANDING. Hausland’s marketing manager
Hipol presents new campaign to agents and the
‘Kalbaryo’ common sight in Bataan anew
SAMAL, Bataan- “Kalbaryo” on Holy
Monday began to be visible again in
the province especially in the towns
of Orani, Samal and Abucay.
The “kalbaryo” or what people
tend to believe as replica of Mount
Calvary where the Lord Jesus was
crucified and died are of various designs and sizes. Big or small or whatever design it was crafted, the message is clear – that of the sacrifices
of Jesus and His Cross.
These are made of materials
common in the area like bamboos
and leaves of coconuts.
Chanting of the “Pasyon” began
to be heard night of Holy Monday.
The Pasyon was either done by a
group of persons or through canned
music. The reading by chanting of
the Pasyon will go on until before the
procession night of Good Friday.
On Holy Thursday, flagellants
called manggagapang will for some
minutes lie flat on their stomach
with both hands stretched on the hot
pavement in front of the kalbaryo.
On Good Friday, flagellants called
mandurugo will kneel for some minutes before the kalbaryo.
Both the manggagapang and
mandurugo seem to be praying and
asking for forgiveness or some favour to the Almighty before transferring to another kalbaryo along their
way to a river or artesian well where
they will bathe.
A manggagapang is one doing
penitence by crawling on hot pavement or sand where usually little
children following him whip him on
the body with banana stalks. A mandurugo on the other hand whips his
bloodied back, caused by broken
bottles or razor, with strips of bamboo.
Commonly, both are bare from
waist up with small ropes artistically tied around their long pants up to
their neck.
The common practice in the olden
times was to hide the face of the flagellant with cloth but as of the present, many flagellants prefer to expose their identity.
Flagellants in Bataan used to be
only manggagapang on Holy Thursday and mandurugo on Good Friday but time has changed. There are
mandurugo even on Thursday.
Another type of flagellant was
added – ones who carry on their
back standing wooden crosses a little over their height. These new flagellants participate on Holy Thursday
and Good Friday.
2 charged for brutal killing of OFW
– Police filed Wednesday
murder charges
against the brother –inlaw of the employer of a
female overseas Filipino worker whose head
was found inside a
transparent plastic bag
and dumped along an
irrigation canal at Sitio
Saint Joseph, Barangay San Fernando Sur,
Cabiao town.
Charged before the
provincial prosecutor’s
office here was Elceo
Valdez of Barangay
Lourdes, Sta. Rosa,
Nueva Ecija, brother-inlaw of Dennis Samson,
the employer of victim
Maribel Alpas, 30, a native of Hinoba-An, Ne-
gros Occiental.
A John Doe was also
charged as accomplice
to the crime.
Senior Supt. Crizaldo Nieves, Nueva Ecija police director, said
Alpas’ identity was established though the
found near her head
last March 25.
Cabiao police chief,
Chief Insp. Eric de Venancio, said that the
mayor of Hinoba-An
has put up a reward for
information that would
lead to the recovery of
Alpas’ body.
De Venancio said
they are looking into
two possible motives
for the murder of Alpas
but refused to reveal
them so as not to pre-
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of ERNESTO A. PANLILIO who
died intestate on March 2, 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines executed
an Affidavit of Extrajudicial Settlement with Special Power of Attorney of his
estate, more particularly described as a parcel of land (Lot J of the subdivision
plan Psd-03171481 (AR) being a portion of Lot 2379-B, (LRC) Psd-285735,
L.R.C. Rec. No.) situated in Barangay San Jose Malino, Municipality of Mexico,
Province of Pampanga and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 0422014000971 of the Registry of Deeds of Pampanga, before Notary Public Gener
C. Endona as per Doc No. 26, Page 7, Book 48, Series of 2014.
Punto! Central Luzon: April 3, 10 & 17, 2014
empt the investigation.
Initial investigation
showed that at around
10:30 p.m. on March
20 - five days before
Alpas’ head was found
- Valdez and another
suspect picked her up
aboard a multicab at
a Shell gas station in
Lourdes as shown in
its CCTV (closed-circuit
television) footage.
The next day at
around 6 a.m., the two
were seen by one of
the witnesses at Sitio
Dumanas onboard the
same vehicle with a
blue pail at the back believed to be used in the
said incident.
Alpas’ mother told
police that her daugh-
ter was instructed by
Samson, who is based
in the United Kingdom,
to pick-up some vital
documents accompanied by Valdez before
her forthcoming trip
COS ng bokal todas sa ambush
inagaw ng kamatayan ang
40-anyos na chief-of-staff ng
isang bokal sa Bulacan matapos masawi sa isang ambush
kahapon ng umaga.
Ang biktima ay nakilalang si
Edwin Inocencio y Miranda, 40,
residente ng Barangay San Sebastian sa Hagonoy, at chiefof-staff ni Senior Board Member Michael Fermin ng unang
distrito ng Bulacan.
Batay sa inisyal na imbestigasyon ng pulisya, patungo
ang biktima sa bahay ni Fermin
na matatagpuan sa NorthFields
Subdivision sa Barangay Lon-
gos ng lungsod na ito nang harangin ng dalawang suspek na
naka-motorsiklo bandang alas-8
ng umaga kahapon.
Kasunod nito ay ang sunod-sunod na putok mula .45 na
agad na ikinasawi ng biktima.
Ayon sa pulisya, nakasakay
sa kanyang van si Inocencio na
nasa kahabaan ng MacArthur
Highway papasok sa gate ng
subdivision nang siya ay tambangan.
Ilang saksi naman ang nagsabi sa pulisya na isa sa dalawang
suspek ang lumapit pa kay Inocencio matapos paputukan at
muling pinaputukan upang matiyak na patay ang biktima.
Kaugnay nito, ipinahayag
ni Bokal Fermin na pulitika ang
posibleng motibo ng pamamaslang. Inilahad pa niya na
marami silang natanggap na
pagbabanta sa buhay sa pamamagitan ng text messages.
Ang huling pagbabanta sa
text na kanilang tinanggap ay
nagsasabing, “ito na ang huling
araw mo.”
Si Inocencio ay nagsilbing
chief-of-staff ni Fermin mula
noong 2010.
Bilang senior board member, nagpaplano si Fermin na
kumandidato bilang kongresista ng unang distrito sa 2016.
Ito ay dahil matatapos na
sa 2016 ang ikatlong termino
ni Kinatawan Marivic Alvarado, ang maybahay ni Gob. Wilhelmino Alvarado.
SP. PROC. NO. 9103
A verified petition having been filed by Willard I. Cable, praying that
after due notice, publication and hearing, judgment be rendered directing
respondents to cause the correction/cancellation of the erroneous entries in
petitioner’s Certificate of Live Birth, by:
a) Cancelling “Jose” under heading First Name and indicate therein that petitioner’s first name is “Willard”; and
b) Cancelling 1 February 1963 under the heading date of birth and
indicate therein that petitioner’s true and correct date of birth is
3 September 1962.
which appears to be sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing of said
petition on June 30, 2014 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning on which date and
time, all persons interested may appear and show cause, should they have any,
why the petition should not be granted.
Let copies of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive
weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Pampanga and
Angeles City at the expense of the petitioner.
Likewise, let copies of this Order and Petition be furnished the Office of the
Local Civil Registrar of Angeles City, the Civil Registrar General, Manila and the
Office of the Solicitor General.
Angeles City, April 8, 2014.
Punto! Central Luzon: April 16, 23 & 30, 2014
SURGEONS. Clark Development Corp. President Arthur P. Tugade leads the ribbon cutting
during the mid-year convention of Philippine Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck
Surgery (PSO-HNS) held at the Holiday Inn inside Clark Freeport Zone recently. Also in photo
are Dr. Howard Enriquez, president of PSO-HNS, Ruben Emil Henson III, chapter president of
PSO-HNS and other officers and members of PSO-HNS. PHOTO COURTESY OF CDC-EAD
SM Malls to celebrate 112 Labor Day with job fairs
P7.9-B budget proposed
for 12 SUCs in Central Luzon
- Central Luzon’s Regional
Development Council (RDC)
has passed a resolution favorably endorsing the proposed
P7.973 billion budget being
sought by 12 state universities
and colleges (SUCs) in Central Luzon.
William Beltran, regional
director of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) said the
proposed budget covered the
P106.7 million for the Aurora
State College of Technology,
P142.2 million for the Bulacan Agricultural State College,
P473.6 million for Bataan Peninsula State University, P548
million for the Bulacan State
University, P657.6 million for
the Central Luzon State University, and P451.1 million
for the Don Honorio Ventura
Technological State University.
Beltran said that the P7.973
billion also included P348.8
million for the Nueva Ecija University of Science and
Technology, P386.4 million for
the Pampanga State Agricultural University (formerly Pam-
panga Agricultural College),
P221 million for the Philippine
Merchant Marine Academy,
P256 million for the Ramon
Magsaysay Technological University, P279.1 million for the
Tarlac College of Agricultureand P410.3 million for the and
Tarlac State University.
“The review and endorsement to the national government of the annual budgets of
these SUCs as well as agency regional offices and special development authorities
is pursuant to Section 4.d of
Executive Order 325 of former
President Fidel Ramos,” RDC
Presiding Officer and National
Economic and Development
Authority Regional Director
Severino Santos said.
He explained that such review was “to ensure transparency as well as consistency of
the utilization of funds to the
development goals of Central
Luzon in general as stated in
the Regional Development
Plan and the seven provinces
within the region namely Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva
Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and
Zambales in particular.”
Santos said the develop-
ment goals include “building
globally competitive, progressive and resilient citizenry;
minimizing natural disaster casualties and economic losses;
promoting sustainable land
use activities; ensuring food
security; reducing extreme
poverty; and maintaining conflict-free and safe communities.”
The RDC is the highest
policy-making body in Central
Luzon and serves as the counterpart of the NEDA Board at
the subnational level, Beltran
“It is the primary institution
that coordinates and sets the
direction of all economic and
social development efforts in
the region and serves as a forum where local efforts can be
related and integrated with national development activities,”
he added
Beltran said the RDC members include all governors, city
mayors, municipal mayors
of capital towns, presidents
of municipal mayors’ league,
regional directors of national government agencies and
representatives from the private sector.
Rob gang leader, 5 cohorts nabbed
TARLAC CITY—A gang leader and his members, including
four minors were arrested by
the city police after they were
positively identified by their
victims after the robbery along
MacArthur Highway, Barangay
San Rafael here recently.
Tarlac City chief of police
Supt, Felix Verbo identified the
suspects as Darwin Embradora, 18, single of Sampaloc,
Manila, the leader of the gang;
Bryan Roxas, 18, and the four
minors identified only as Paul,
John, Ringo and George ((real
names withheld), all of Barangay San Juan Bautista here.
Verbo said that the victims,
identified as Angelica Astrero,
22, single, employee of Imperial Appliance Plaza of Sitio
Tarvet, Barangay San Rafael
and Ayleen Canda, 35, single
of Barangay San Miguel, both
of this city reported to the police that they were on a passenger jitney enroute to Capas
when the suspects boarded in
the vicinity of Barangay San
Upon reaching Barangay
San Rafael, the group declared
a hold-up saying: “Ok akin na
lahat yong mga gamit nyo,
Hold Up to!” and poked their
bladed weapon at the victims
and were able to cart away
their bags containing different
kinds of gadgets amounting
to a total of P50,300 and cash
amounting to P400.
During the investigation,
the victims positively identified
the suspects through a rouges’ gallery prompting the police to conduct follow-up operation that resulted to the arrest
of the suspects and recovered
the looted gadgets from their
The four minors were
turned-over to the City Social Welfare and Development
Office while Embradora and
Roxas now face charges for
robbery at the City Prosecutors Office.
Police advise parents who
have minor children especially
who are out-of-school to watch
them closely as they are now
the target of recruitment by
robbery and hold-up gangs.
with the SM Group of Companies such as The SM Store,
SM Supermarket, Watsons
Personal Care, Ace Hardware
and SM Supermalls. Remaining true to its mission and vision, SM Supermalls aims to
contribute to the nation-building and development of Filipinos. The job fair is a part of
corporate social responsibility
that is simultaneously held in
all 46 SM Malls nationwide
Through DOLE’s OneStop-Shop Services, aspirants
can also opt to apply for their
NBI Clearance, Cedula, SSS
Membership, Police Clearance and Philhealth membership during the affair. Likewise, Technical Education and
Skills Development Authority
(TESDA) will be conducting
skills demonstration on massage as well as the basics in
electrical course among others.
Interested applicants may
pre-register at the nearest
Public Employment Service
Office and attend the Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar (PEOS) to become priority applicants. In SM malls of
Marilao, Baliwag, Pampanga,
Clark, San Fernando Downtown and Olongapo, they may
also pre-register and apply
for their PhilJobnet IDs over
the website. Walk-ins are also
welcome provided that they
have copies of their resume
and picture with them.
–Press Release
CEB upgrades Taipei
flights to A330 aircraft
Adds flights to Hanoi, Hong Kong
THE PHILIPPINES’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific
(PSE:CEB) increases the number of seats available from
Manila to Taipei, Hanoi and Hong Kong and vice versa, to
accommodate additional travel demand.
From May 2 to June 3, two of CEB’s seven weekly frequencies between Manila and Taipei will utilize a 436-seater Airbus A330 aircraft. CEB will utilize a 180-seater Airbus
A320 aircraft for the rest of the week.
“By upgrading some of our Taipei flights to a bigger aircraft, we are able to offer 41% more seats, making more low
fares to and from Taipei available for everyJuan,” said CEB
VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
From April 11 to May 2, CEB will also offer 4 extra weekly
flights between Manila and Hong Kong, in time for the Philippine summer peak period. From 28 times weekly, passengers can choose between 32 weekly flights during this time.
CEB also flies direct to Hong Kong from Cebu, Clark and
Meanwhile, CEB, the only airline operating direct flights
between Manila and Hanoi, adds more flights to this route.
Starting April 3, CEB will operate thrice weekly Manila-Hanoi
flights, or every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
CEB is slated to take delivery of 12 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo and 3 Airbus A330 aircraft
from 2014 to 2021.
“The delivery of more aircraft will allow us to add more
destinations, routes and flights to an already extensive network to key cities in Asia and the Middle East. We encourage
everyJuan to take advantage of these additional flights and
CEB’s trademark lowest fares, for their leisure and business
travel needs,” Iyog added.
CEB’s 51-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 30
Airbus A320, 3 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is
one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world.
For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com, or call the reservation hotlines (02)7020-888
or (032)230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found
on CEB’s official Twitter (@CebuPacificAir) and Facebook
Those still booking flights may also sign up to be a CEB
Club member through the Cebu Pacific website, for seat sale
alerts, easy management of flights and travel funds, and a
faster booking process.
Organized chaos at SM City Clark Job Fair last year. CONTRIBUTED
A WHOLE DAY of great opportunity comes the way of
Jobseekers as SM Malls in
Central Luzon hosts the Labor
Day Job Fair happening on
Thursday, May 1, 2014.
The Department of Labor and Employment Region
3 (DOLE), in partnership with
SM Supermalls for the conduct
of Job and Livelihood Fairs
to be hosted by SM malls in
Marilao, Baliwag, Pampanga,
Clark, San Fernando Downtown and Olongapo which are
indeed an ideal venue and a
convenient place for Jobseekers and Employers who wish
to participate. A good number
of aspiring applicants from last
year’s Job Fair in SM malls, to
wit: SM City Marilao and SM
City Baliwag had 5,031 registrants with 398 hired-onthe-spot; SM City Pampanga 1,1911 registrants with 76
hired-on-the-spot; SM City
Clark 1,864 registrants with
57 hired-on-the spot; SM City
San Fernando Downtown 650
registrants with 40 hired-onthe-spot; and SM City Olongapo had 2,430 registrants with
46 hired-on-the-spot.
Spearheaded by Department of Labor and Employment Region 3 (DOLE-R3),
the job fair at SM welcomes
the graduates of class 2014
and other job hopefuls looking for better opportunities. It
will be participated by different
local and international companies, mall tenants together
O pinion
Zona Libre
Bong Z. Lacson
SABADO DOLORES at McDonald’s Dolores junction, over pancakes and meatloaf
the esteemed writer Macky Pangan asked if I still practice fasting and abstinence
during the quaresma, most especially within the semana santa.
A sudden sense of déjà vu took hold of
me. I’ve been in that same situation before,
with the same Macky, other times called
Dan U. Pan, opening discussion on this
Catholic practice of self-mortification and
me segueing to other rites and rituals for the
Holy Week.
The past replayed in the present, indeed.
Or could be us rutted in some vicious cycle.
Consider what appeared here in March 2008
and find it exactly re-happening again this Holy
Week 2014.
Unholy Week
For God so loved the
ld that
th t He
H gave His
only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in
Him should not perish, but
have everlasting life.
For God sent not His Son
into the world to condemn
the world; but that the
world through Him might
be saved (John 3:16-17).
We join the whole Christendom in the
solemn observance of the Passion, Death
and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
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The Philippine Press Institute
“ONLY THE SICK, the vain and the faddists still
fast during the Holy Week.”
So the preacher-poet of Que Sio, Que Tal
told me. And come to think of it, he is right.
Fasting, and abstinence too, are not the only
Holy Week practices that have gone to oblivion.
Less a mark of religiosity than a sign of
(old) age is that feeling of indignation at (mal)
practices of not a few of the faithful (?) during
these supposed to be the holiest of days of the
The kids instantly scoff at every incantation
of “No, we did not do those when we were
younger” when – aghast! – in-your-face with
patently irreligious acts passed off as sublime
Maundy Thursday’s self-reflection induced
by the soft, angelic Cant Gregoria before the
Blessed Sacrament in a dark corner of the
village church is pierced by the flash and whirr
of digital cameras and myriad ringtones of
mobiles toted by the throngs doing their visita
iglesia rounds.
The object of their faith: not the body of
Christ exposed in the santissimo sacramento
but the monumento where the little golden
ciborium is mounted.
Last year, of the many paparazzi, I took
note of two Saudi-looking wives, read:
jaundice-gold ornaments hanging all over
them, prodding their little daughters to move
further back to the monumento to get a more
panoramic view. Beholding the photos, how
papa would have drenched with tears the
Arabian sands at this saintliness of his little
darling! Oh God!
Then, there was this gay-looking gaily
dressed quartet – I have noticed them for the
past three Jueves Santos without fail – focused
on the monumento from different angles while
furiously scribbling notes and sketching on
small notebooks like judges in some contest.
Come now, have we a monumento competition
going on? The most nature-inspired, the most
futuristic, the most, err, gay?
Did those “visitors” ever come to pray if only
for a minute? I very much doubt it. They – like
the many others who barely bended their knee
– had to rush to six or 12 other churches to
complete their rounds of seven or 13. For the
indulgencia to be granted.
In the scheme of things currently practiced
however, the seventh or thirteenth church
visited makes only the penultimate stop. The
final – and longest – stop for the faithful is
always Jollibee or McDonald’s. There in their
own santissima cena, they feast on fries and
burgers, spaghetti and chicken to stock on
physical strength in anticipation of the requisite
Good Friday fasting and abstinence.
Ah, how they fast and abstain from meat in
the true (?) Catholic way – only one full meal on
the day of days – a lunch of crabs and lobsters,
prawns and oysters! Ah, Epicurus be praised!
Good Friday. My morning jog at the acaciacanopied village square has to take detours
through the grass as the lane gets swamped
by a horde of shirtless flagellants preparing for
their penitential rite.
The plak-plak sound at the strike on the
backs of penitents of the bundled bamboo
strips at the end of their abaca whips provided
the cadence to my jogging pace.
This struck me as a paradox of the faith: not
a few of the Kristo wannabes imbibing markang
demonyo for strength to carry their assorted
crosses, or survive the bleeding under the
burning summer sun. Yet a number puff on
With their backs “bladed” literally, or
scratched with wooden brushes having broken
glass for bristles, the magdarame start – to the
rhythmic plak-plak – a procession of blood, the
cross bearers in front and a multitude of their
families, barriomates and usiseros bringing the
Last year, being an election year, not a
few of the flagellants sported arm bands and
headbands prominently displaying the names
of candidates. “Penitential” politics be damned!
Later in the day, after reverently hanging at
the cathedral’s iron fence their black veils and
crowns of woven vines of cadena de amor, the
flagellants’ new spirituality gets further renewal
with bouts of spirituous devotion to San Miguel,
not the archangel but the blue one called GSM.
Truly, bilog ang mundo. Maging sa penitensiya
ng mga tao.
Black Saturday, the faithful flocking the
churches for the Easter Vigil are nowhere near
in force and in determination with those at the
cathedral of compulsive consumption – SM, its
two-day closure “in oneness with Christendom’s
observance of the holiest of days” only serving
to further whet the shopping appetite of its own
hordes of fanatical believers.
From the abyss of the apostasy of my youth,
I wrote a poem that ended thus:
“comic calvary,
a joker made of jessie.
pray, wail,
god is doomed
in the damp darkness
of nietzsche’s tomb.”
No. God is not dead, Zarathustra. Christians
have only put other gods before Him.
Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting
even and one-upping, always make you less than
you are. –Malcolm Forbes
When a man takes one step toward God, God takes
more steps toward that man than there are sands
in the worlds of time. –The Work of the Chariot
What lies behind us and what lies before us are
tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
O pinion
Ding Cervantes
Felix M. Garcia
Another description
of the chastisement
maling aksyon
Something in the Garabandal apparitions in the early 1960’s fits into the terrifying
conditional prophecy later given in Akita, Japan in 1972.
it will evaporate. With this there will enter into
the people a desperation and they will attempt
to kill each other, but in those moments their
strength will fail and they will fall to the ground.
God then will make them see that IT IS HE who
directly has permitted all this.
Finally we saw a multitude of people
enveloped in flames - desperately they threw
themselves into the seas and lakes but upon
entering the water far from putting out the
flames the water was boiling and seemed to
help the flames burn more.
“I asked the Blessed Virgin to take all our
children with her. But she said that when this
happens they will all be adults.”
To refresh ourselves with how this
conditional prophecy fits into Akita, here is what
the Blessed Mother relayed to Sister Sasagawa
on Oct. 13, 1973:
“As I told you, if men do not repent and
better themselves, the Father will inflict a
terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be
a punishment greater than the deluge, such as
one will never have seen before. Fire will fall
from the sky and will wipe out a great part of
humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing
neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will
find themselves so desolate that they will envy
the dead. The only arms which will remain for
you will be the Rosary and the Sign left by My
Son. Each day recite the prayers of the Rosary.
With the Rosary, pray for the Pope, the bishops
and priests.
“The work of the devil will infiltrate even
into the Church in such a way that one will see
cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against
bishops. The priests who venerate me will be
scorned and opposed by their confreres (other
priests); churches and altars will be sacked;
the Church will be full of those who accept
compromises and the demon will press many
priests and consecrated souls to leave the
service of the Lord.
“The demon will be especially implacable
against souls consecrated to God. The thought
of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my
sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity,
there will be no longer pardon for them.”
MANTAKIN MO namang bilyons ang halaga
Nitong salapi na kanilang binulsa,
Na dapat nga sana ya’y sa ospital na
Inilaan upang maponduhan nila?
Balikan natin ang isyu hinggil dito
Sa ‘privatization’ at ‘side effect’ nito
Sakalit tuluyang mangyari ang gusto
At balaking ito ng rehimeng Aquino.
Una, katulad ng nasabi na natin,
Saan sa akala nitong magagaling
Na Solons at ibang kakampi ng ating
Butihing pangulo posibleng sumuling
Ang nakararami nating kababayan,
Na tunay naman ding walang matakbuhan
Kundi pampublikong mga pagamutan
Kapag dinapuan yan ng karamdaman.
Dahilan na rin sa naisin man nila
Itong sa pribadong ospital magpunta
Ay di naman nga n’yan magagawa basta
Kung ni pang-‘deposit’ man lang wala sila.
Kaya saan pa ba tutungo kung hindi
Sa ‘faith healer’ na siyang animo ay suki
At siyang tunay na takbuhan palagi
Ng nakararamng kapos sa salapi?
(At kung saan ala-suwerte ang pag-galing
O walang garantya na sila’y gagaling,
Bagama’t kung minsan ay may gumagaling
Dala na rin marahil ng panalangin).
Kaya ano’t kaysa ninanakaw lamang
Ng ilang kunwari’y ating ‘public servant’
Ang salaping galing sa pawis ng bayan,
Ba’t di maglaan yan sa ‘public hospital?’
Ng malaki-laking halaga o pondo
Para sa gamot at iba pang serbisyo
Upang itong pagamutan ng gobyerno
Ay maasahan ng karaniwang tao
Source: www.kahimyang.info
Na ni kahit bulak at alcohol yata
Ay walang ‘stock’ yan sa E.R. kung kaya
Ang pamilya nitong pasyente ang tila
Obligado para bumili ng kusa?
General Malvar surrenders
in Tanauan Batangas
Yan sa personal na naging karanasan
Ni ‘yours truly’ sa’ting pribadong ospital
Ay nasaksihan kong hindi nalapatan
Ng pangkagipitang atensyong medikal
ON APRIL 16, 1902, General Miguel Malvar surrendered
to General Franklin Bell in
Tanauan, Batangas, after having surrounded by forces of
Bell, General Mariano Trias,
and General Juan Cailles. In
the words of Felipe Buencamino, Trias and Cailles “cooperated a good deal” with Bell to
effect the surrender of Malvar.
General Mariano Trias received from General Adna
Chaffee, 200 rifles to pursue
and fight Malvar around the
outskirts of Cavite. General Juan Cailles, who also received 200 rifles from General Chaffee, pursue Malvar
through the outskirts of the
province of Laguna. General Malvar surrendered being
caught between the forces
of General Bell in the interior
of Batangas, and being surrounded from Cavite and Laguna by the forces of Generals Cailles and Trias.
Felipe Buencamino, speak-
ing (through interpreter Frank
Joannini) before the Committee on Insular Affairs of the
United States Congress on
May 31, 1902, said the following about General Malvar.
... Batangas was the heart
of the trouble of the war against
America, while Cavite was the
center of operations of insurrection against Spain. Mabini, the head of the irreconcilables, is a native of Batangas, and Agoncillo and Ilustre,
the principal members of the
Hongkong junta, are natives
of Batangas, and Senior Lopez, who lives in Boston, also
an irreconcilable insurgent,
is also a native of Batangas.
All these men belong to very
prominent families of Batangas. They are all honest and
intelligent men. I believe they
are working in good faith, although in my opinion they are
completely wrong. These men
were those who were encouraging Malvar to continue the
war against the United States,
but by means of the strong and
humane work of General Bell,
it was made possible that Malvar instead of being captured
should surrender because his
surrender decides the political question, and his capture
would have been nothing but
the expression of a victory of
the Army.
The surrender began the
previous day at around 3:00pm
when Malvar was taken out of
the woods of Rasario with the
actual surrender taking place
at 8:00am before General Bell
in Tanauan.
After his surrender, Malvar
lived a quiet and comfortable
life. He graciously declined the
offer for him to become governor of Batangas Province.
General Malvar died on
Oct. 13, 1911, of a liver ailment
in Manila. He was 46. His remains were brought to Santo Tomas, Batangas and was
buried with military honors.
Ang tinulungan ko diyan sa JBL
Na kaawa-awa po nating Kabalen,
Na talaga namang kahit singkong duling
Ay wala sa bulsa nang siya’y magpatingin
Sa naturingan pa manding pang-rehiyonal
Nating ospital sa ating lalawigan,
Pero ni bulak at acohol ba naman
Ay wala sila sa oras na kailangan?
Sa ganang akin ay mas makabubuting
Yan ay pag-ukulan ng matamang pansin
Ni PNoy – at hindi ganyang balakin
Na ‘privatization’ ang marapat gawin
Kundi maglaan ng malaking bahagi
Mula sa kabundok na pananalapi
Nitong Inangbayan sa ganitong uri
Ng serbisyo para epektibo lagi
At di itong balak na ‘privatization’
Ng pamahalaan ang makatutugon
Sa problema sa kalusugan ng nasyon,
Partikular na riyan sa ‘poorest of the poor!’
In Akita, the Blessed Mother warned that
unless sinful mankind change ways, the Father
would send a terrible punishment, that “fire will
fall from the sky” and the living will “envy the
dead.” The Akita apparitions were approved by
the local ordinary and the Vatican as worthy of
Garabandal so far still awaits the Vatican’s
verdict, but its credibility is boosted not
only by events and people closely related
to the apparitions, but also by the fact that
Blessed Padre Pio, in his lifetime, confirmed
the supernatural nature of the Garabandal
apparitions. Joey Lomangino, 83, was the one
to whom the mystic gave the confirmation, and
he is still alive to give testimony not only to this,
but also to the Blessed Mother’s apparitions
and messages in Garabandal.
And then there was also Mother Teresa
of Calcutta, now beatified, who affirmed the
authenticity of Garabandal, to the point that
she even became a good friend of visionary
Conchita. Consider also that then Pope Paul VI
had warmly welcomed Conchita in the Vatican.
What was said in Akita was also revealed
even earlier with more details in Garabandal,
and this visionary Mari Loli Mazon shared with
us in an interview before she passed on in 2009.
The following was her description of the
chastisement, in her own words:
“Although we continued to see the Blessed
Virgin we saw a great multitude of people who
suffered greatly and screamed in anguish.
The Virgin explained to us how this GREAT
PUNISHMENT would come, because there
would come a moment a time in which the
Church would seem to perish, as if it were
finished or disappearing. The Church would
suffer a great trial! We asked the Virgin how
this GREAT PUNISHMENT would be called
and she said it was called COMMUNISM.
“Also, she made us see how the great
chastisement for all humanity would come and
how it comes directly from God. In a certain
moment not a single motor or machine will
function. A terrible heat wave will come, and
men will suffer a burning thirst. Desperately
they will look for water but with the intense heat
Angeles crucifixions limited to biblical 3
“Only three penitents
will be actually nailed
on crosses on our Golgotha
Lourdes Northwest this
year,” said village chair
Armando Enriquez.
He also imposed restrictions on the forthcoming crucifixions to
prevent a repeat of social networking con-
troversies that erupted
two years ago over a
woman who had posed
provocatively for a photo shoot on one of the
crosses after the crucifixions.
Noting that biblical crucifixions referred
only to Jesus Christ
and the two robbers,
Enriquez also said that
limiting the crucifixions
to three persons would
be practical so as not
to consume the time of
visiting tourists and pilgrims who usually also
visit other crucifixion
sites as well as observe
other religious practices
in Pampanga.
He said participants
in the local crucifixions
would include the usual biblical characters in
full costume, who would
re-enact events during
the Siete Palabras or
the Seven Last Words.
The time for the entire
program has yet to be
announced so that it
would not conflict with
other crucifixions, particularly in San Pedro
Cutud in San Fernando
which is better known.
“We expect over
50,000 pilgrims and
tourists to come,” he
Subic Freeport all set for Holy Week
of Hope Ministry will
hold its annual healing
prayer and musical concert at the Boardwalk
Park, featuring singers
Karylle, Yael Yuzon,
Gino Padilla and Jose
Mari Chan. The event
will also have actress
Boots Anson-Roa and
broadcaster Tina Monson-Palma as guests.
On Black Saturday,
religious activities will
include the “Blessing
of Fire” and the Easter
vigil mass at the San
Roque Chapel.
Easter Sunday will
start with the traditional “salubong” and Easter mass, followed by
an Easter egg hunt at
the San Roque Chapel
Apart from the usual
religious activities slated for the Holy Week,
visitors will also be
treated to various contemporary fun events
at the Subic Bay Freeport.
These include a
group-dance competition at the Boardwalk
Park on April 16, and a
musical show headlin-
ing local bands and DJs
until April 17.
On April 19, a concert featuring the IncreT-Booms and Jireh Lim,
as well as dance and
acoustic band competitions will be held at the
Boardwalk Park.
A food bazaar will
also open to serve tourists visiting the Boardwalk Park area from
April 16 to April 20.
Village chief, rival fight over ‘puni’
World (SCAW) led by its
team leader Canadian
Chris Hills.
had a change of heart
and started putting
down the “banderitas
(flaglets)” leading to the
“puni” which were put
up last week by Gonzales in observance of
the Holy Week. Gonzales, a former seminarian, is also the brother
of Jesuit priest Fr. Ted
Gonzales who heads
the Center for Family
Ministries at the Ateneo
de Manila.
Gonzales said when
he confronted Malonzo
yesterday, the village
chief now surrounded by his barangay tanods suddenly pushed
him. But Gonzales said
when he confronted the
barangay chief again he
shoved him while his tanods began threatening
Gonzales said he
will file charges against
Malonzo who cannot be
reached for his comment
as of press time.
–Ashley Manabat
Hausland launches ‘Afford Ko ‘To’...
At Mansfield Residences, prices start at
P13,000 monthly, Hipol
said, while for Nouveau
Residences the most
affordable is the “Halo
model” which sells at
around P17,000 monthly
Hausland Prime Residences are located near
schools, malls and business
which make it “easy living” for homeowners.
She said homeowners also get to enjoy
amenities such as airconditioned clubhouses, swimming pools, fitness centers, basketball
courts, as well as play
areas for kids.
At Nouveau Residences, the Pavilion
clubhouse has been the
favorite of homeowners’
intimate as well as grand
celebrations while still
maintaining the exclusivity of the community.
Hipol said different
institutions have helped
make Hausland units
affordable to the market through payment
terms with low interest
rates. Hausland is also
offering its own financing scheme called FlexiPlan.
Hausland vice president
for marketing Mike Tan
said the Hausland brand
has evolved to better
serve its price-sensitive market and provide
a wide variety of selections to choose from.
Project developments in
this brand include Mirus
Residences in Barangay
Mabiga, Mabalacat City;
Mansfield Residences in
Barangay Sto. Domingo
here; Casa Mia in Burot, Tarlac City; and Nouveau Residences in Barangay Pulung Cacutud
Republic of the Philippines
City of San Fernando, (P)
- versus -
OFFICE and all persons who have or claim any
interest which would be affected,
On February 25, 2014, petitioner thru counsel, filed the instant petition
praying that, after notice, publication and hearing, an Order be issued directing
the public respondents to correct the erroneous entry in the petitioner’s
Certificate of Live Birth, more particularly ENTRY NO. 6 (DATE OF BIRTH)
from June 19, 1973 to JUNE 19, 1969.
WHEREFORE, finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance,
this court hereby sets the initial hearing of this case on May 5, 2014 at 2:00
in the afternoon to be held at the Session Hall of this court, 3rd Floor,
Jomafer Building, Brgy San Agustin, City of San Fernando, Pampanga and
directs the publication of this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the
Province of Pampanga, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the
expense of the petitioner.
All persons interested in the said petition may appear before this court on
or before the next scheduled date and time, and to show cause if any, why the
said petition should not be granted.
The petitioner is hereby directed to furnish copies of the petition and its
annexes to the Office of the Solicitor General of the Pahilippines, Office of the
Provincial Prosecutor, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, National Statistics
Office Civil Registrar General of the Philippines; and, to show proof of said
service to this court.
Furnish copies hereof to the petitioner, his counsel, the Solicitor General,
the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of City of San Fernando, Pampanga,
the Provincial Prosecutor of Pampanga, the Civil Registrar General of the
City of San Fernando, (P), March 12, 2014.
Presiding Judge
PUNTO! Central Luzon: April 3, 10 & 17, 2014
F.C. CASE NO. 2014-1043
FOR: Extra-Judicial Foreclosure of
Real Estate Mortgage under Act
3135, as amended by Act 4118
Upon extra judicial petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended filed
by the above-mentioned Mortgagee against the Mortgagors SPS. JUANITO
S. PAMINTUAN AND MARIZA T. PAMINTUAN with residence and postal
address at 1568 Pulungbulo, Angeles City and Lot 8, Blk. 7, Road Lot 7,
Gloriaville Subd., Bo. Manibaug, Porac, Pampanga to satisfy the outstanding
mortgaged debt which as of February 21, 2014, amounts to ONE HUNDRED
CENTAVOS (P130,467.53) Philippine currency , principal inclusive of
interest but exclusive the expenses incurred in the filing of this foreclosure and
other expenses and charges allowed by law, the undersigned Sheriff IV will sell
at public auction on May 28, 2014 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon
thereafter at the Municipal Trial Court of Porac, Pampanga, located at 2nd
Floor Municipal Hall Building, of Porac, Pampanga to the highest bidder
for Cash and in Philippine Currency, the following parcel of land with all the
improvements existing thereon, to wit;
T.C.T. NO. -300339-RA parcel of land (Lot 8 Blk. 7 of the subdivision plan Psd-03022945, being a portion of Lot 1275-D-2-A-1-A (LRC) Psd-335460,
L.R.C. Rec. No.), situated in the Bo. Manibaug, Mun. of Porac, Prov.
of Pamp. Bounded on the NE., along line 1-2 by Lot 7, of the subd.
plan on the SE., along line 2-3 by Lot 1275-D-2-A Psd-03-002185 on
the SW., along line 3-4 by lot 9, Blk. 7; on the NW., along line 4-1 by
Road Lot 7 both of the subd. plan x x x x containing an area of One
HUNDRED Eighty (180) Square Meters. x x x
Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the abovementioned parcel/s of land for their information and protection.
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 June 4, 2014, at the same time and place without further
Angeles City, April 4, 2014.
Eloy J. Gadia
Sheriff IV
Copy furnished:
1568 Pulungbulo, Angeles City and/
Lot 8, Blk. 7, Road Lot 7, Gloriaville Subd.,
Bo. Manibaug, Porac, Pampanga
24th Floor, BPI Buendia Center, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.
Makati City
24th Floor, BPI Buendia Center, Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.
Makati City
PUNTO! Central Luzon: April 16, 23 & 30, 2014
The Gossipmiller
Cesar Pambid
Senator Bong Revilla nakipagkasundo
na kay Hayden Kho
TULAD NG inaasahan ng lahat, nagkita at nagkaayos na nga na sina Sen. Bong Revilla at dating magkarelasyong Dra. Vicky Belo and Hayden Kho sa kanilang trip
sa Holy Land na nagsimula noong March 29.
Nag-post si Hayden ng picture nila ni Sen. Bong na magkasama sa kanyang Instagram account kung saan ay makikitang pareho silang naka-smile.
May photo caption ang larawan na ganito ang nakasaad:
“But this is really the most amazing part of the trip -- a miracle. No judgements please and no sour comments. All heavens rejoice for another soul pledged for
Christ. As for me and Bong, ‘Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction,
so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4.’”
Bago pa man umalis ang dalawang grupo (kasama ni Sen. Bong ang kanyang pamilya) patungong Holy Land ay usap-usapan na sa showbiz ang bakasyon nila
dahil para kasing pinagtiyap na nagkasabay pa sila ng date ng booking.
Noon pa ay hinuhulaan na ngang malamang ay doon pa sila magkaayos na siya ngang nangyari. Even before he left, open na rin naman si Sen. Bong sa
reconciliation dahil aniya ay matagal nang panahon ang lumipas at nagdesisyon na ang korte tungkol sa kasong kinasangkutan ni Hayden noon.
Carla Abellana nakipagkalas na kay Geoff Eigenmann
SABI NA nga ba at may ibig sabihin ang sagot ni Gina Alajar na “in-announce na ba niya?” (ni Carla Abellana) nang tanungin kung break na ang anak na si Geoff
Eigenmann at Carla.
Sa Startalk last Sunday, “we are no longer together” ang sagot ni Carla sa tanong ni Heart Evangelista kung sila pa ni Geoff.
“Geoff and I are two different people. We don’t share the same values, madalas ’di kami nagkakasundo kesa magkasundo, small things nag-contribute to big
things. Mas nagka-clash kami kesa magka-sundo,” umiiyak na pahayag ni Carla sa pagwawakas ng almost four years nilang relasyon.
Nilinaw ni Carla na walang third party sa breakup nila ni Geoff at ang mahirap sa kanya, hindi lang kay Geoff siya nakipag-break, kundi sa buong Eigenmann
family na naging close sa kanya at feeling nga niya, part na siya ng Eigenmann family.
Wish ni Carla ang next na mamahalin ay siya na ang last at aalagaan siya.
Sa presscon ng So, It’s You nina Carla, Tom Rodriguez at JC de Vera, tiyak na ang
breakup ang mga itatanong sa aktres.
Sa May 7, ang showing ng Regal Entertainment movie.
Carla Abellana
BIANCA LAPUZ’S parents are both proud to have a daughter outstanding
in the field of entertainment.
We met the parents at last year’s proceedings and we can only
surmise, they have a lot thing to do with their daughter’s victory to become
part of the elite group of the contest.
Mula sa wardrobe hanggang sa song choice, pati yung coordination ng mga fans ni
Bianca, both parents give full support to her.
“Kung ano po ang ambisyon ng mga anak namin, sinusuportahan namin,” sabi pa ni
Aries who himself has been in the acting scene for a few years already. Si Aries is a part
time actor and a full time father to his kids? “Basta ang lagi lang naming pangaral ni
misis sa mga anak namin, priority ang studies nila, susuportahan naming sila, pero
dapat ipagmalaki rin namin sila pagdating sa educational attainment,” sabi pa ni
At pagdating nga sa linya ng edukasyon, outstanding din naman si
Bianca who also gives ample time sa kanyang pag-aaral no matter how
busy she is.
Sabi niya, she is dreaming to become a citizen of the
the national scene kaya nga ngayon, she is getting
ready for the big league. Already, there are
negotiations for her in other big projects,
and it is only matter time, Bianca
realizes her dream. “Babalitaan po
namin kayo,”pangako pa niya
sa amin.
As of now, impending din
yung isang international
project which would
bring Bianca to Bali,
and China.
also eyeing the global
Kate lapuz is another
daughter who is already
getting ready for the big
time. At fifteen, she is already a co-host
of German Moreno sa Walang Tulugan of
GMA 7. “Malaking bagay sa kanya yung
binibigay ni Kuya Germs, madami siyang
natutunan,” say ni Aries who’s extra proud
dahil nakikita niya ang fruit of the labor
he and his wife are giving to their other
“Nakatutuwa, nagustuhan
naman siya at sa ngayon may mga
deals na kami sa mga projects niya.”
Sa ngayon, Kate is being
considered for a role in a GMA soap
and when this materializes, Kate is
joining the short list of wannabes of
GMA 7.
Very recently Kate Lapuz is an
awardee as an outstanding future
television star at the teen section
of the Dangal Ng Bayan which
she received at the AFP Theater.
“Malaki ang pasasalamat namin
and they supporting Kate, we hope
this would help in the realization of
Kate dream’ s to make it big like her
sister Bianca.”
Bianca & Kate Lapuz ipinagmamalaki
ng mga magulang