2220 Porac pupils receive bags, supplies from execs
CSF awards 2nd tranche
of SPES beneficiaries
VOLUME IV • NO. 18
JULY 10-12, 2015
DILG distributes funds for
Zambales rehab projects
FRIDAY - SUNDAY
Honda pours P125-M
investment in Clark
VISIT FROM SURIGAONONS. Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda together with Roselyn Merlin (4th from L), Surigao City Tourism Officer; and Pablo Bonono, Surigao City ABC President, during
their visit at the provincial Capitol of Pampanga. Also in photo are (L-R) Board Members Gerome N. Tubig, Crisostomo Garbo and Cherry Manalo. --JUN JASO
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
CLARK FREEPORT – A
major automotive dealer in
the Philippines is investing
P125 million for the establishment of specialty showroom
that would showcase various brand new units of world
class Japanese brand of automobiles here. honda pours... PAGE 7
Classes suspended, 239
evacuated in Bataan
By Butch Gunio
BALANGA CITY –
Classes in all levels were
suspended and 239 individuals were evacuated
in Bataan as PAGASA
placed the province
under the yellow rainfall warning due to Typhoons “Egay” and “Falcon”.
Early morning yesterday, Gov. Albert Garcia declared the suspension of classes in all
levels, public and pri-
vate, in the province.
Based on the latest
report to the Governor
by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO), 204 individuals
(39 families) were forced
to evacuate to barangay
hall of Bayan Bayana in
Dinalupihan town, while
13 individuals (3 families) were evacuated in
Brgy. Pinulot. A total of 22 individuals (6 families) were
classes suspended... PAGE 7
BAGS, SUPPLIES FOR PORAC PUPILS. Mayor Condralito “Carling” Dela Cruz (standing, 4th from R) and Vice
Mayor Dexter David (standing, R) lead a recent distribution of bags and school supplies to 2,220 day-care pupils in Porac town.
Joining them are Councilors Ronie Mercado, Meynard Lapid, village and school officials. --CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
2,220 Porac pupils receive
bags, supplies from execs
By Marna Dagumboy-del Rosario
PORAC – At least 2,220 day-care
students recently benefited from
the annual project of Mayor Condralito “Carling” Dela Cruz and
Vice Mayor Dexter David.
Dela Cruz and David gave bags
and school supplies to the students
of 38 day care centers here as part
of their commitment to push quality and affordable education. “Our kind mayor celebrates his
birthday in June when classes tra-
ditionally starts in our country. He
does not prepare a lavish birthday
party. What he instead does is give
bags and school supplies to the
young students,” said David. It took at least three days for
porac pupils... PAGE 7
Headline Gitnang Luzon • juLY 10-12, 2015
SPES BENEFICIARIES. City of San Fernando mayor Edwin D. Santiago and other city officials pose with the 250 beneficiaries of the city’s Special Program for Employment of Students
(SPES) program. --CSF-CIO PHOTO
CSF awards 2nd tranche
of SPES beneficiaries
3 suspected drug peddlers
nabbed in Cabanatuan
By Froilan E. Magtoto
CAMP OLIVAS - Three suspected drug dealers
were arrested during a raid in their drug den the
other day in Cabanatuan City.
Chief Supt. Ronald Santos, officer –in-charge
of Central Luzon Police Office (PRO3), identified
the suspects as Arnold Robles, 38, of Cabanatuan
City; Ariel Dionisio, 49, of Barangay Umangan,
Aliaga, Nueva Ecija; and France Culala, 32, of
Barangay Caalibanganbangan, Cabanatuan City.
By Marna Dagumboy
drug peddlers... Page 7
Bataan police airs
program in local radios
By Butch Gunio BALANGA CITY –
To effectively assist the
public, the Bataan police
is airing a program in local radio stations in the
Senior Inspector Jennifer Dela Cruz, Bataan
PNP information officer,
and particular police officers will sit during the
police hour program.
Over the program on
Wednesday at Power
Radio 104.5 FM, Police
Chief Inspector Eduardo Guevara of Orion
warned the public of the
modus operandi of crimpolice on air... Page 7
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant
to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in
the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series
of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the
public that ANTONIO GLENN KIBANOFF FLORES has filed
with this office, a petition for correction of entry in the date of
birth from “FEBRUARY 24, 1960” to “JANUARY 24, 1960”
in the certificate of live birth of ANTONIO GLENN KIBANOFF
FLORES born on FEBRUARY 24, 1960 at Arayat,
Pampanga and whose parents are GETULIO FLORES
and SOFIA KIBANOFF.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his
written opposition with this Office not later than two weeks
(Sgd) GRETA P. DE ALA
Municipal Civil Registrar
HEADLINE Gitnang Luzon: July 10 & 17, 2015
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – City Mayor
Edwin D. Yesterday urged
beneficiaries of the city’s
Special Program for Employment of Students
(SPES) to contribute to the
good foundation of inclusive growth during a program held at the Amphitheater of the Heroes Hall
“As the mayor of San
Fernando, I am look-
ing forward to your contribution as productive
members of society and
co-builders of our nation. May you serve as a
hope to the future generation,” Santiago told
the 260 students in attendance.
The 25-day work period
of the 2nd batch started
from May 4 to June 8 with
a total of 200 hours. Beneficiaries were assigned
to different departments
of the Local Government
Unit (LGU) of San Fer-
They received a minimum wage of P349 per
working day which equivalents to P8,725 for one
month. 60% of their salary was paid by the city
while 40% was from DOLE. Vice
Jimmy Lazatin graced the
program with members
of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Councilors Angie Hizon, BJ Lagman,
Harvey Quiwa, Dein Henson
and Jacklyn Calimlim, to-
gether with DOLE Region 3 Chief of Technical
Support and Service Division II Alejandro InzaCruz, PESO Manager Donny Sayre and City Human
Officer Rachelle Yusi.
On behalf of the batch
2 of SPES, Celine Carlos, a
beneficiary, expressed her
gratitude to the City Government of San Fernando
and DOLE for assisting
poor but deserving students to earn salaries during their vacation.•
DFA warns public of drug couriers’ modus
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Department of Foreign Affairs
(DFA) advises the public
not to fall to the modus
operandi of drug syndicates, describing also the
profile of recruiters working for them and their
victims. The information
on the modus operandi of
drug syndicates is based
on the report from the
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
“We call for personal
vigilance and responsibility on the part of Filipinos
who travel abroad. We remind our kababayans that
the laws imposed by host
countries govern cases of
drug trafficking,” DFA said
in a statement.
“We hope that this
information will help
our kababayans to be more
equipped in preventing
themselves from becoming victims of drug syndicates,” it further added. Citing the report from
the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA),
drug syndicate recruiters meet potential victims
through casual acquaintances or through the Internet in order to befriend,
enter into a relationship
and/or marry the victim.
The potential drug courier is lured or attracted
by the offer of payment of
US$3,000 up to US$15,000
for every successful delivery or transaction. They
are provided with plane
tickets and hotel accommodations. African Drug
Syndicate (ADS) members,
in particular, are engaged
in the importation of illegal drugs in low amounts
at a high frequency.
Drug couriers that have
been caught are mostly
male. Some are displaced
overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are looking for a job abroad. Some
have a poor educational
However, some drug
couriers are also, in fact,
well-educated. In their
case, they were lured by
drug syndicates who offered them “easy money”
and the opportunity to
travel to different countries. Drug syndicate recruiters also take advantage of a potential victim’s
desire to enter into a relationship or marriage.
According to PDEA, Filipinos are the target of drug
syndicates specifically for
their proficiency in the English language, their ability
to speak other languages,
and their skill with computers and the Internet.
deemed by drug syndicates
to have an “unassuming
behavior” which attracts
less attention from police
or airport authorities. It
is also assumed that Filipinos, in general, have a
positive disposition which
drug syndicate recruiters
juLY 10-12, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
DILG distributes funds for Zambales rehab projects
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
ANGELES CITY - The Department of the Interior and Local
Government (DILG) distributed
checks worth almost P3 million
to the local government of Sta.
Cruz in Zambales in connection
with the rehabilitation projects
under the DILG’s bottom-up
budgeting (BuB) program.
DILG regional director Florida Dijan handed the first check
worth P1.131 million for the
rehabilitation of the sea wall
along the public market in Sta.
Dijan also gave a check worth
P1.920 million for the construction of the drainage system along
N. Ela street and N. Mose street
also in Sta. Cruz.
Both checks were received by
Sta. Cruz Mayor Consolacion
Marty in a simple turn-over
ceremony on Wednesday at the
Masinloc Baywalk in Barangay
South Poblacion, Masinloc.
Zambales Governor Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. and second district Rep. Cheryl Veloso-Montalla thanked DILG for helping the
province of Zambales in terms of
projects that will help Zambalenos live a better life.
During the same event, the
department also gathered several civil society organizations,
barangay leaders, fisherfolk
families, and other local residents in Zambales for a consultative meeting in order for the
government to know the needs
and address the problems of
The meeting was attended by
representatives from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, the Department of Labor and Employment,
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic
Resources, the Department of
Trade and Industry, and the Department of Social Welfare and
Angeles University Foundation College of Business and
Accountancy dean, Dr. Chere
C. Yturralde (L), Assistant
Dean Dr. Manuelita G. Valencia (C) and Accountancy and
Finance Chair Dr. Lovell M.
Abello (R) were conferred as
Research Fellows by the Royal Institution -Singapore led
by Dr. Ang Thian Soo. They
were cited in recognition of
their comprehensive research
work, extensive professional
experience, and academic integrity during the 5th Royal International Global Conference
and Conferment Ceremonies
held last July 6 at the Century
Park Hotel, Manila. The Royal
Institution is a professional,
multidisciplinary organization that aims to be a world
class accrediting institution.
With over 200 Royal Institutes
worldwide, it creates boundless opportunities for progressive learning among our
members, providing them a
globally recognized advantage. --AUF PHOTO
Comelec Balanga intensifies
campaign on registration
By Butch Gunio BALANGA CITY – The Commission on Election (Comelec) here is
intensifying campaign for the registration of voters in this city.
Balanga City Election Officer
Melanio Sibayan said that they
have already coordinated with the
city government for the posting of
streamers in strategic areas urging
voters to register.
He said they have already posted and will just put additional
Sibayan said they will also go to
campuses in this city to conduct
In particular, he said, they will
conduct special registration at Bataan Peninsula State University Main
Campus, the biggest in the city. “Registration of voters for May
2016 elections is only until October
31,” he announced.
He said those who want to register can go to their office in capitol
compound. “We are open until Sat-
Be heard! Send us
your comments & opinions
2nd Floor, U2 Building, Dolores, McArthur, Hi-way,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
urday,” he added.
Sibayan clarified that there will
be no registration from Oct 12 to 16,
the date of filing for 2016 candidates.
To accommodate city voters, the
Comelec Balanga had conducted
satellite registration and validation
He said, currently, there 58,000
registered voters in this city. “There are still 1,600 voters in
Balanga who have not yet validated
biometrics,” said the election officer. •
MANILA – A 27-year-old laborer from Laguna has
claimed the P9 million jackpot which he bagged in
the Mega Lotto 6/45 Draw last June 24, 2015.
The winning numbers, 28-26-11-31-15-12, were
given by his 3-year-old son.
The lucky bettor plans to buy a house and lot and a
passengers jeepney, marry his long time live-in partner and save for their child’s education.
PCSO General Manager Atty. Jose Ferdinand M.
Rojas II said, “We are happy that PCSO is able to help
our countrymen fulfil their dreams and be a part of
their lives. We also thank the public for their continued support of the Lotto and PCSO’s other games.”
Rojas turned over the prize check to the winner on Wednesday at the charity agency main office
in Mandaluyong City. •
TESDA to bring training
mobile bus in Dinalupihan
By Butch Gunio BALANGA CITY - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
will be bringing its training mobile bus to Dinalupihan. Fronnie A. Torres, Center Administrator of TESDA Provincial Training Center Orion, said
60 scholars will be trained with
consumer electronic services. The trainees will be benefit-
ting from the scholarship of the
agency, a program of Director General Joel Villanueva, he
said. The training mobile program
of TESDA had already been
implemented in Sta. Cruz, Zambales; San Luis, Pampanga; and
Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija. Torres said the program will
be finally brought to the province through the initiative of
TESDA Bataan OIC Provincial
Director Grace Castillo, and
support of top officials in the
agency. Dinalupihan officials also
give full support to the project. Torres said Villanueva will be
surely attending the launching
of the mobile training program
in the province. He said the latter’s wife is from Dinalupihan.
He said the launching will be
scheduled in Dinalupihan in 2
to 3 weeks.•
Headline Gitnang Luzon • juLY 10-12, 2015
ANOTHER major investor is
coming to Clark.
Honda will be investing some
P125 million for a specialty
showroom inside the Clark
Freeport, where it will showcase
its brand new units.
AngelesClark (HCAC), there is continued growth and sound business climate inside the Freeport,
making it an ideal investment
A 25-year lease agreement has
already been signed between
Clark Development Corporation
president Atty. Arthur P. Tugade and HCAC Engr. Eriberto
H. Gomez, chairman and chief
The new facility will be constructed on a 2,500 square meters area inside Clark, where
they will also be doing sales of
It is expected to initially employ about 50 workers, including Persons with Disabilities
(PWDs) or Aetas, on a best effort
basis, under the special conditions of the lease agreement.
HCAC has made a good move,
because there is currently a robust business climate inside the
Freeport. It is also expected to
be a major business center in the
next three to five years, evident
by the growing number of locators there.
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No plates still
ALFWAY into 2015, I am still quick to buy Ducati motorcycles that
waiting for my new damn car were used briefly during the APEC
plates from the Land Trans- meetings, but turned a blind eye on
portation Office and
the contentious car plates.
from the way I see it, the
Not contented with the vecontroversial car plates
hicle plates fiasco, the LTO
will not see the light of
will also come out with a
day. Good heavens!
new scheme for the drivers
The LTO debacle inlicenses that will appear in
volving the P3.8-billion
license plate deal so affected the whole country.
It was in January this
year that I renewed my
car registration and also
paid P450 without any
complaint but the LTO
has the temerity to drag Arnel San Pedro
its feet on the sickening issue. Other vehicle
owners who were lucky enough to get various hues. Santa banana!
their new vehicle plates raised issues
I already stopped inquiring about
of inferior quality and so on.
my new car plates at the Liberty InWhat now? When can I get surance in front of the Land Transthose mediocre car plates that were portation Office in Angeles City berammed down our throats? Senator cause each time, I only get the same
Ralph Recto has offered a solution: nauseating reply. The LTO and the
return the money to the vehicle own- supplier -- Power Plates Developers. Four hundred fifty pesos will buy ment Concepts Incorporated and J.
us some 25 kilos of rice thats prob- Knieriem BV-Goes -- should honor
ably good enough for two weeks.
their commitments and stop crucifyThe Aquino government had been ing the vehicle owners.
Adding insult to injury, the LTO
has also implemented the No Plate,
No Travel policy.
Ok, alright, I should stop whining
for something that we cannot resolve
at the moment. Sabi nga kapag gusto gagawan ng paraan, kapag ayaw
maraming dahilan. Perhaps, vehicle
owners will finally get their new car
“I already stopped inquiring about my
new car plates at the Liberty Insurance
in front of the Land Transportation Office in Angeles City because each time, I
only get the same nauseating reply.”
plates after President Benigno Aquino III steps down from Malacanang
The supplier should deliver the
new vehicle plates and avoid making
the public suffer further. The LTO’s
License Plates Standardization Program is a blight to the Aquino administration. It became the butt of
jokes from Matatag na Republika to
No Plates Available under the Aquino
WHY INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION STILL MATTERS
By Jennifer David Buensuceso, EdD
HE original objective
and mission of education was to provide
a basic education to all and
access to post-secondary
education to few but deserving students. Since the passing and implementation of
the free Basic Education for
all and the legislated K-12
Program of DepEd and its
associated high stakes testing, the mission of education has changed. The current mission of education
is to ensure the academic
success of all students at a
high level that will enable
them to be lifelong learners
prepared for post-secondary
education and prepared to
compete in a global community.
High stakes testing has
compelled education into
an era of accountability and
platforms. In addition, to meet
the new mission and accountability requirements,
the roles of school-based
administrators and teachers
and the focus on classroom
instruction have needed
to change. Principals have
buildings, supervised and
evaluated instructional and
non-instructional personnel, and addressed student discipline. Now, in
order to ensure high levels
of success for all students,
school-based administrators are expected to continue operating as managers of facilities, finances,
and staff, while also being
instructional leaders for all
content areas. The new mission of education requires
teachers to reach every child
to ensure their individual
academic success under the
pressures of publicized high
stakes testing. Publicized
test scores and required
annual yearly progress requirements have brought a
different lens to classroom
instruction and supervision.
Experts state that the
new mission of education
will require significant
and substantial changes
in daily instructional and
pedagogical practice on the
part of teachers and parallel changes in the infrastructure to support such
changes. Changes in the education environment, more
specifically, the classroom
environment will require
that administrative supervision practices help and
support teachers as they
adapt, adopt, and refine the
instructional practices they
are trying to implement in
One method of instructional leadership and superteacher’s corner... Page 7
juLY 10-12, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
The Breakup Playlist (2)
(Pagsusuri sa pelikula)
INILALA rin ng pelikulang
ito ang isang katotohanang
ikinahihiya ng maraming
musikero at mga artista: MAHALAGA ANG PERA… MAY KUWENTA ANG PERA SA BUHAY NG
AT ARTISTA. Hindi
naman dahil mahal
mo ang ginagawa
mo ay dapat mo na
lamang ipamigay ito.
Mahusay ring naipamalas ng pelikula
tungkol sa larangan
sa musika at sining.
At ito ‘yon: KAPAG
MONG ABEL SOTO
INIBA ANG ISANG
BAGAY NA SIYANG
NAGPASIKAT SA ‘YO, LALAYUAN
KA AT IIWANAN NG IYONG MGA
Isa ito sa mga pelikulang Tagalog kung saan hindi lahat ng pangarap ng mga bida ay natupad lahat.
At hindi natakot ang manunulat at
ang direktor na isakatuparan itong
mapangahas na pagpapasya sa kanilang pelikula. At sa tingin ko ay
kailangan na ring umusad ni Sarah
G sa ibang karakter na hahamon
sa kaniyang kakayahan bilang aktres, at hindi na lamang makulong
sa mga tauhan na palagi na lamang
Kahinaan ng The Breakup
Playlist (TBP) ang musical score
LLEGAL drugs could make your
life miserable and tragic. The
latest victim of these prohibited
drugs is no less than the star of “
Magnifico,” the former child actor
When I saw the footage of his
plight, I felt a sense of regret and
empathy. I know him. As a child ,
he was likely to be one of the biggest
stars in the silver screen. Everyone
was mesmerized by his acting ability. He had a future in the showbiz
industry as many predicted. He
ng pelikula, at hindi ko tinutukoy
dito ang mga musical numbers sa
pelikula, na sa tingin ko ay lumabis kaysa sa hinihingi ng pangangailangan sa pelikula.
Isa sa mga prinsipyo sa pagsulat
at paggawa ng pelikula ay
ang SHOW, DON’T TELL.
Dito kinapos ang TBP. Naging masyadong paulit-ulit
ang mga aksiyon ng mga
tauhan, at ang galaw at bi-
kung saan may video call si Gino
sa pamilya niya sa abroad, hindi
ko matanggap na kailangang nakaayos sila sa isang sofa na para
bang nasa isang TV talk show sila,
na para bang may photo shoot na
magaganap anomang oras. Ang
mga ipinakitang mga eksenang
may musika ay masyadong nagmamalinis, kahit pa sabihing nilahukan ito ng mga totoong mga rock
artists sa industriya. Bakit kaya
“Kinulang rin sa katatawanan ang
pelikuka na nagbigay rito ng masyadong
seryosong pakiramdam. Ayaw bang
mapagtawanan si Piolo?”
lis ng mga eksena ay naging masyadong mataimtim at mapagnilay sa
bagal nito, kung kaya’t lumampas
ang haba ng kabuoan ng pelikula
sa dalawang oras. Mahaba ang mga
oras na inaksaya sa paglalarawan
sa kung ano ba ang nangyayari
sa kuwento kaysa sa ipakita sa
manonood kung ano ba ang nangyayari. Masalita ang maraming eksena. Masalita ang pelikula.
Kinulang rin sa katatawanan
ang pelikuka na nagbigay rito ng
masyadong seryosong pakiramdam. Ayaw bang mapagtawanan si
Isa sa mga katangahan o kabobohan sa pelikula ay ang eksena
hindi nakapagbigay ng mungkahi
si Jett Pangan o tinuruan man lamang sana niya ang realidad tungkol sa buhay ng mga rakista.
Ang cover version ni Basti Artadi ay parang isang senyales ng
katapusan na ng mundo! Ang pangit! Pambihira! Bakit pinalampas
ito ni Jett Pangan? Ng direktor?
Kung kaya’t kung may magkakamaling magtanong sa akin
kung ano ang magiging tapat kong
suri sa pelikulang The Breakup
Playlist, kailangan kong suwayin
ang sarili kong batas sa pagsagot
sa larangang ito. At ang magiging
sagot ko nang walang pag-aatubili
ay “AYOS LANG.”•
Life is cruel
these illicit drugs and honestly, we
condemn them like criminals.
Discrimination prevails. Help
and rehabilitation is what they need
but sadly, our government is deaf to
their cries. To check yourself in a rehabilitation center costs a fortune.
Not all people could afford such
treatment. The end-result for the
impoverished is either the mental
institution or prison.
intensified efforts of our
law enforcement to arrest all drug dealers and
manufacturers of illegal
drugs, still the proliferation of users and pushers continue to increase
in number each year. A
drug-free country is the
foremost aspiration of
ELLEZ J. DAVId
each and everyone of us.
However, such yearning
unfortunately, many people are is next to impossible as long as there
still hooked on these drugs and are people with evil intentions and
they are willing to kill somebody are clothed with greediness.
Jiro Manio had it all. Talent,
just to get these drugs in their systems. Crimes related to drug use fame, money and the world. But
are rampant. Heinous crimes are he opted to live in the dark and an
widespread. Prohibited drugs could uncertain future. Though life is
permanently damage your intellect. cruel for Jiro, he deserves a second
We see people who are victims of chance. We owe that to him.•
grew up fast and his limelight simply faded.
Now, he is a total wreck. His fate
is twisted by allowing himself to be
manipulated by illegal drugs. He
willfully destroyed his life by taking
the wrong route to gain easy breath.
As he touched the hearts of many
concerned individuals, somehow,
he also managed to return to the
silver screen with his own
predicament and story.
Illegal drugs destroy
lives and families. But
“Now, he is a total wreck. His fate is
twisted by allowing himself to be manipulated by illegal drugs. He willfully Now We
destroyed his life by taking the wrong Know!
route to gain easy breath.”
bagged the Best Child Actor of the
much-coveted FAMAS Awards in
2003. He was one of the 12 children
of Ai-Ai de las Alas in the movie
“Ang Tanging Ina,” who stole the
screen from the other lead others
by making me cry a bit when he
suffered complications due to unsanitary circumcision. And then he
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ali e tutu nung aku ing kukutnan;
Kasi makananu ku mong paniwalan
yan sibukan ku nang tikman inyang misan.
Mengapangingis ku at mengapatilak,
Keng sobra kapait, kapali at salpak
Ing sumabing abe, manyaman ing alak,
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Subukan mu na mong’ keng nasi yambula
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Lawan ku nung e mu siguradung yapsa,
Agyang asna ka keng pamangan kasiba!
E ka pamu sane inya e mu balu
nung nu anti nyaman nganang tatang Iru;
Asus, asus, asus, malaut king tutu,
uling ing lasa na nyan makapanguku.
Angga mung primeru mapait a lasa,
luluat, yuyumu at panintunan mu na;
Oyan ing masulit, maka-adik pala
makananu potang kusing man ala ka?
Masanting akakit wari ing magtanud
karing miminum keng karatig mung bakud
Itang nanan mu na ing ating mitisud
ba’na kang tagayan? Iti e makatud!
Inya e mu na ku kukumbinsyan pane
king yang alak ating ikakayap abe?
Yan kabud sinobra… ketang e mu male,
king pautik-utik ikapupud mu bie! •
U.S. Patent issued
for three-point seatbelt
he United States Patent Office issues the Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin a patent for his threepoint automobile safety belt “for use in vehicles,
especially road vehicles” on this day in 1962.
Four years earlier, Sweden’s Volvo Car Corporation had hired Bohlin, who had previously worked in
the Swedish aviation industry, as the company’s first
chief safety engineer. At the time, safety-belt use in
automobiles was limited mostly to race car drivers;
the traditional two-point belt, which fastened in a
buckle over the abdomen, had been known to cause
severe internal injuries in the event of a high-speed
crash. Bohlin designed his three-point system in
less than a year, and Volvo introduced it on its cars
in 1959. Consisting of two straps that joined at the
hip level and fastened into a single anchor point, the
three-point belt significantly reduced injuries by effectively holding both the upper and lower body and
reducing the impact of the swift deceleration that occurred in a crash.
On August 17, 1959, Bohlin filed for a patent in the
United States for his safety belt design. The U.S. Patent
Office issued Patent No. 3,043,625 to “Nils Ivar Bohlin, Goteborg, Sweden, assignor to Aktiebolaget Volvo” on July 10, 1962. In the patent, Bohlin explained
his invention: “The object… is to provide a safety belt
which independently of the strength of the seat and its
connection with the vehicle in an effective and physiologically favorable manner retains the upper as well
as the lower part of the body of the strapped person
against the action of substantially forwardly directed
forces and which is easy to fasten and unfasten and
even in other respects satisfies rigid requirements.”
Volvo released the new seat belt design to other car
manufacturers, and it quickly became standard worldwide. The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety
history... Page 7
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Julia Barretto, ‘anay’ sa career ng JaDine?
IRETSAHANG natanong si Nadine Lustre sa presscon ng “Chain
Mail” kung sa tingin niya ay si Julia Barretto ang dahilan kung
bakit hindi ganu’n kalakas ang pelikula nila ni
James Reid na “Para sa
Hopeless Romantic” kung
saan ay kasama nga ang
Sinisisi kasi ng ibang
fans ang pagka-nega ni
Julia kaya raw hindi ito
kahintulad ng naunang
dalawang pelikula ng
JaDine na “Diary ng Panget” at “Talk
Back and You’re Dead.”
Pero say ni Nadine, hindi naman daw
dapat sisihin si Julia.
“Well, siyempre, hindi rin naman po okay
na siya ’yung sinisisi kasi hindi mo talaga
maku-control maski sabihin naming, ‘it’s
not her fault,’ talagang ibang tao may ibang
opinyon and you can’t really control it.
“But in fairness naman kay Julia,
since she is in showbiz, she knows how
to handle it,” pagtatanggol ni Nadine
Kung siya ang tatanungin ay
walang-wala raw siyang problema kay
Julia kahit pa nali-link ito kay James
“She’s really nice po. Sa ‘Para sa Hopeless Romantic’, we talked a lot. Wala
naman akong issue,” sabi ni Nadine.
At lalong hindi naman daw niya saklaw kung totoo ngang nililigawan ni
James si Julia.
“Kung gusto niya, sige, okay lang, go.
Basta, as much as possible, sana maalagaan pa rin niya ang career niya. Okay
naman po sa akin. Ang gusto ko lang po,
magawa pa rin niya ang nagagawa niya
Crush si Coco Martin…
Meg Imperial, sawi kay JM De Guzman
ASAMA rin sa cast ng “Chain
Mail” si Meg Imperial na loveless
daw ngayon dahil masyado na siyang maraming love failures this year
kaya pahinga na raw muna ang kanyang
Huling na-link si Meg kay JM de Guzman na as we all know ay nakipagbalikan
na kay Jessy Mendiola.
Aminado si Meg na noong time she
was seeing JM, naramdaman na niya na
si Jessy pa rin ang nasa puso nito.
“Ever since naman, may Jessy na. Kahit noong time that he was seeing me,
alam ko namang si Jessy ang
nasa puso niya. Mararamdaman mo naman ’yun, eh,” kwento ni Meg.
So, nang finally ay bumalik na nga si
JM kay Jessy, medyo dumistansiya na
nga raw ang aktor sa kanya.
“Parang natitigil na ’yung koneksiyon
n’yo, natitigil na ’yung text-text. So, nagtanong na rin ako, kasi ayaw ko namang
hang ako, ’di ba? Sabi ko, ‘Ano, continue
ba ang stage na ganyan?’ Nagpaliwanag
siya nang maganda.”
Wala naman daw naging problema sa
kanya at tinanggap niya naman ang paliwanag ni JM dahil alam niyang love talaga nito si Jessy.
Besides, wala pa naman daw sila sa
stage ng aktor na in a relationship na talaga at kumbaga, parang nasa stage 1 pa
lang sila ng getting to know each other.
Okay naman daw sila ni JM at nagkita pa nga raw sila sa concert ni Katy Perry kung saan ay kasama nito si Jessy.
“Medyo awkward lang kasi ano...
pero bumati naman at nag-usap naman kami,” she said.
Pero kahit loveless siya ngayon,
may long-time crush si Meg at ito ay
si Coco Martin. At gustung-gusto
niya itong makatrabaho.
“Gusto kong maka-loveteam ko.
Lagi ko namang sinasabi na gusto
kong ma-try si Coco Martin.
“Crush lang naman siya, lalo na
sa trabaho, kasi sobrang galing
niya. Feeling ko, ang dami-rami
kong matututunan sa kanya,” say
pa ng dalaga.
Hindi raw siya sure kung alam
ni Coco na crush niya ito, pero say
namin, for sure ay malalaman
na ng aktor dahil nga isusulat ng
press ang mga sinabi niya.•
dati, maging okay pa rin ang career
niya. Depende naman po sa kanya
kung ano ang gusto niya gawin,” say
Samantala, first horror fim ng
young actress ang “Chain
Mail” ng Viva Films
at ito rin ang first
movie niya na hindi
kasama si James.
siya sa film bilang
sa mga kaibigang
Shy Carlos at
kasamahan niya sa
Privacy sa pamilya ng nagbigting teenage actress
UMIHINGI ng privacy ang magasawang Nonie at Shamaine
Buencamino sa mga nagnanais
kumausap sa kanila tungkol sa pagkamatay ng bunso nilang anak na si Julia
Natagpuang nakabigti si Julia sa
kanilang bahay sa QC at dead on arrival
na siya nang isugod sa ospital, ayon sa
Kahit hindi kilala (although nasa cast
siya ng Oh My G! ng ABS-CBN), marami
rin ang nagulat sa balitang ito. Marami
rin kasing kaibigan sa showbiz sina Non-
ie at Shamaine kaya interesado rin silang
malaman ang dahilan ng pagkamatay ng
’Yun nga lang, kilalang tahimik sa personal life sina Nonie at Shamaine kaya
nag-request ng ganito ang mag-asawa.
Ang statement nila ay inilabas sa abscbn online site at bahagi nito ay nagsasabing, “Julia led a beautiful and blessed
life, and she will be fondly remembered
and terribly missed by her family and
Ang aming pakikiramay kina Nonie at
Jennylyn iboboykot ng
ibang FHM sexy babes
AG-ASAWA ang role nina Dennis Trillo at Jennylyn Mercado sa “My Faithful Husband”.
Si Jennylyn ay si Mel at si Dennis ay si Emman,
masaya silang nagsasama kasama ang kanilang
anak, pero magugulo ang buhay nila nang makita
ni Mel ang ex-BF.
Nabasa naming kasama na sa cast si Mikael
Daez, siya kaya ang gaganap na dating nobyo ni
Jennylyn? Natsikang isang Kapamilya aktor
ang na-consider sa role ng ex ni Jennylyn, obvious na hindi totoo ang tsismis o baka epic fail
Sa August na ang pilot ng “My Faithful Husband” sa direction ni Bb. Joyce Bernal.
Kasama rin sina Rio Locsin, Nonie Buencamino, Timmy Cruz, Louise delos Reyes,
Kevin Santos, Jerald Napoles, Jade Lopez, Rexy
Evert, Aaron Yanga at Snooky Serna.
“Maganda itong soap na gagawin namin.
Maganda ang kuwento, magaling ang kasama
naming cast at magaling ang director,” ayon
kay Dennis, na sinundan ni Jennylyn ng, “Sana
central buzz...Page 7
juLY 10-12, 2015 • Headline Gitnang Luzon
DoLE to teachers: Use list to check
if student is victim of child labor
MANILA – The Department of Labor & Employment
(DoLE) urged public school
officials and teachers to use
the Department’s checklist
to determine if a student is at
risk or engaged in child labor.
“Teachers have a vital role
in bringing children back to
school, keep working children in school, and help children complete school,” Labor
& Employment Secretary
Rosalinda Baldoz, in a statement said.
“This is why education
is one of the major intervention in the Cabinet Cluster Convergence Program,
H.E.L.P. M.E., which the
DOLE leads. H.E.L.P. M.E.
stands for Health, Education, Livelihood, Protection,
Prevention, Prosecution and,
Monitoring and Evaluation,”
She said, DoLE’s Bureau of Working Condition
(BWSC) developed a checklist which will help public
school officials and teachers
to determine if a student is at
risk or already victim of child
“School officials and
teachers are the ones with
direct contact with children
so they are the best persons
to know if child labor exists
in the communities where
they work and live. They can
positively influence the children’s education and guide
them into their future,” said
Baldoz. Child labor refers to the
employment of children who
are below 18 years old that
deprives them of their childhood, interferes with their
ability to attend regular
school, and that is mentally,
physically, socially, or morally dangerous and harmful.
The DoLE checklist lists
down the physical indicators that would determine if
a student is a child laborer. These indicators are as follows: tired appearance; unhealthy appearance; symptoms of illness; cuts, wounds,
bruises, burns, or skin diseases; malnourished or undernourished; and tidy or
The behavioral indicators are absence of four days
per month; habitual tardiness; tendency to sleep in
the class; limited interaction
with classmates, teachers, or
school officials; limited participation in school activities; poor academic perfor-
mance; and tendency to drop
out of school.
Other indicators in determining if a student is a victim of child labor are direct
admission by the child that
he/she is a child laborer and
information from classmates,
other students, or members
of the community.
Baldoz said that if the
teacher has determined that
a student is a victim of child
labor, he or she should inform the local government
unit, or the nearest DoLE Regional Office, so the necessary assistance can be given
to the child.
She said teachers and
other school officials should
inform children about the
dangers of child labor, child
rights, and the means for defending them. (DOLE)•
year Lease Agreement (LA)
on July 7, 2015 at the board
room of CDC’s office of president.
HCAC, which will include
the sale of automotive products, spare parts and accessories, will be constructing its building on a 2,500
square meters area inside
Clark Freeport Zone.
HCAC is a sister dealership of Honda Cars Pampanga.
HCAC has an employ-
ment commitment of about
50 workers. Under the special conditions of the LA, the
investor is enjoined to
hire Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) or Aetas, on a
best effort basis.
CDC Marketing Department reported that HCAC
will start its operations on
In an interview, Eriberto
R. Gomez III, HCAC chief
operating officer and general
manager said that the robust
business in Clark attracted
them to invest here.
“We wanted to start as
soon as possible and that
Clark would be a very good
site for our project. And we
believe also that by locating
our business here,” he said.
“We’ve heard that Clark
has a lot of plans for the next
years and that will be a major business center in the
next three years and decided,
why don’t we take a look at
Clark?,” he added.
honda pours... from Page 1
Honda Cars AngelesClark (HCAC), an automotive dealership sales and service center for Honda cars,
automotive products, was
prompted to locate inside
the Freeport because of the
continued growth and sound
business climate here.
Clark Development Corporation (CDC) president and
chief Atty. Arthur P. Tugade
and HCAC Engr. Eriberto H.
Gomez, chairman and chief
executive officer signed a 25-
classes suspended... from Page 1
evacuated to the Baseco Church in Brgy. Baseco, Mariveles.
A PDRRMO report said that along the SCTEX area in Brgy.
San Jose, Dinalupihan is flooded knee-high. All roads and
bridges are still passable in the province. PAGASA said a yellow warning level means flooding is possible in low-lying areas. •
porac pupils... from Page 1
Dela Cruz and David – also known as
Team CD – to distribute the mayor’s gifts
to the pupils. They were accompanied by
Councilors Meynard Lapid, Ronie Mercado, Mark Valencia, Rudy Enriquez and
village officials. De La Cruz and David, who were unopposed whey they re-elected in 2013, is
supporting poor but deserving students
by providing scholarship grants.
“The mayor, the councilors and I with
the help of our supporters have been giving the best public service possible. They
voted for us and the only thing we can do
is return the favor to them,” said David in
Police learned during investigation that
Dionisio was listed as No. 1 in the top 10
most wanted persons in Aliaga Town.
Santos said the three suspects were
caught in the act of using illegal drugs during the raid.
Confiscated by the authorities were
three plastic sachets containing shabu
weighing about 20 grams, with an estimated market value of P50,000; electronic
weighing scale, two .38 caliber revolvers,
one improvised .22 caliber pistol and ammunitions.
The suspects were brought to the Cabanatuan City Police Station for proper disposition and documentation.•
“Don’t hesitate to ask assistance from
the police,” Guevarra added.
Police Officers Leonardo Bacon and Alfredo Solomon also joined the police hour
“We want the public to be fully informed
that their police is always here to help
them,” Dela Cruz earlier said in a guesting
at Smile Radio 98.3 FM.
The Philippine Information Agency in
Bataan is assisting the Bataan police in
airing the police hour program. •
drug peddlers... from Page 2
Santos said the Nueva Ecija Provincial
Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task
Group (PAIDSOTG) and the Cabanatuan
City Police Office conducted the raid on
the residence of Robles in the said city by
virtue of a search warrant issued by Judge
Primo Sio Jr. of the Regional Trial Court of
police on air... from Page 2
inals victimizing schools to steal valuable
things like projectors and laptops.
“I urge the public to take the necessary measures to prevent heists from
happening,” the police officer advised
central buzz... from Page 6
Be heard! Send us
2nd Floor, U2 Building, Dolores, McArthur, Hi-way,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
magustuhan ninyo ang ‘My Faithful Husband’. I think comfortable na kami ni
Dennis, walang magiging problema sa
Tapos na si Dennis sa shooting ng “Ang
Sugo” ng Viva Films, puwede na siyang
mag-taping sa soap.
Kaya lang, si Jennylyn, tinatapos pa
ang “PreNup” nila ni Sam Milby ng Regal
Films, kaya good luck kay Direk Joyce sa
schedule ng dalawa.
Samantala, sa July 11, 8 p.m., na ang
100 Sexiest victory party ng FHM na ga-
ganapin sa SMX Convention Center sa
Totoo kayang may ilang pumasok sa
Top 10 at sa 100 Sexiest ang hindi rarampa dahil hindi nila matanggap na si Jennylyn ang nanalo?
Whole-day affair na ang victory party
at tatawaging FHM Bro Con. Bukas ito sa
lahat from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sa gabi, rarampa si Jennylyn na super
sexy daw ang costume, pero by invitation
lang ito, kaya sorry na lang sa mga hindi
HISTORY... from Page 5
Act of 1966 made seat belts a required
feature on all new American vehicles
from the 1968 model year onward.
Though engineers have improved
on seat belt design over the years,
the basic structure is still Bohlin’s.
The use of seat belts has been estimated to reduce the risk of fatalities
and serious injuries from collisions
by about 50 percent. In 2008, an alltime high 83 percent of front-seat occupants in the United States buckled
their seat belts. --HISTORY •
teacher’s corner... from Page 4
vision that appears throughout education history is these of classroom
observations. Observations have
been conducted by visiting committees, prominent citizens; head or
master teachers; superintendents;
and principals. Conducted today by
school-based administrators, classroom observations have traditionally
looked at what teachers were doing
and what students were learning.
Following inspection methods
of supervision, scientific influences
on teacher supervision practices included many academicians’ scientific
method of reflective inquiry, like that
of Taylor’s and Dewey’s. These two
scientific-based influences, efficient
factories and collegial reflective inquiry, presented competing priorities for supervision. Experts noted,
school supervisors often found themselves caught between the demand to
evaluate teachers scientifically and
the simultaneous need to transform
teaching from a mechanistic repetition of teaching protocols to a diverse
repertory of instructional responses.
Clinical supervision practices
used classroom observation data to
analyse patterns of classroom behaviour to improve instruction through
colleagueship and interaction between teachers and administrators.
Clinical supervision practices still
dominate teacher supervision and
evaluation in school systems today.
However, what started as a democratic formative process is known
and practiced today as an administrative three-step formative process of pre-observation conference,
classroom lesson observation, and a
post-observation conference for the
purpose of teacher evaluation.
Educationalists state that supervision’s purpose is to promote growth,
development, interaction, fault-free
problem solving, and a commitment
to build capacity in teachers. Recent
supervision practices reflect experts’
ideas and are more collaborative in
nature. Differentiated and developmental supervision models have
emerged that are tailored to the developmental needs of teachers.
Ultimately, changes in teaching
practices in individual classrooms
are the responsibility of each teacher.
Principals need to reach each teacher as teachers are expected to reach
each student if systemic change is
to occur and meet the new mission
of education, achievement for all
students. Instructional supervision
needs to include opportunities for
administrators and teachers to work
collaboratively and include opportunities to gather formative data at the
classroom level to inform instruction
and improve student achievement.
Infrastructure, in terms of processes, procedures, and capacity building
is needed to support the collaboration between administrative instructional leadership and teachers ‘professional development with the goal
of student learning and achievement.
The author is Teacher III, Sta. Lucia Integrated School, Sta. Lucia, City
of San Fernando•
VOLUME IV • NO. 18 • JULY 10-12, 2015 • FRIDAY - SUNDAY
OFW FAMILY CIRCLE IN BULACAN. Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado together with Vice Gov. Daniel R.
Fernando leads the oath taking of the
officers and members of the Bulacan
Overseas Filipino Workers’ Family Circle
Federation, an organization formed to
familiarize the families of OFWs on the
programs of Overseas Workers Welfare
Administration. Held at the Hiyas Pavilion, Hiyas Convention Center, City of
Malolos. --BULACAN PPAO
arrested – PNP
CLuzon industries ink MOU
on NGP program adoption
By Charlene A. Cayabyab
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Industries
in Central Luzon forged
a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with
the Department of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR) Region III on the adoption
of the National Greening Program (NGP).
commitment in the
MoU include protection
and maintenance of
of required seedlings
as determined by the
DENR, and other activities required to sustain
the growth and survival
of the planted seedlings.
This is also part of
the private sectors’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The MoU
was formulated to help
attain the objectives of
the NGP beyond 2016.
The DENR, through
its provincial offices
shall identify the areas
or sites to be adopted
by the private sector/industry partners.
DENR-RIII Director Francisco E. Milla.
Jr. said that the MoU is
“probably the first of its
kind in the Philippines,
wherein private industries adopt NGP estab-
The DENR will provide the needed technical assistance to private
partners in the conduct
of tree planting activities and in the protection and maintenance
of the established NGP
sites. Director Milla
also emphasized the important role of forests
in addressing climate
Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)
RIII RDirector Lormelyn Claudio said that
EMB will also ensure
compliance of private
sector, as the planting of
trees is now one of the
requirement s/cond itions in securing Environmental Compliance
Certificate (ECC) from
“Our task here is to
monitor the progress
of the implementation
of the project being undertaken by our partner
industries in coordination with the DENR,”
DENR Undersecretary and Concurrent
EMB Director Atty. Jonas Leones who was the
guest of honor during
the inauguration of the
new EMB RIII building
also commended the industry leaders in their
initiative to protect the
Also participating at
the MoU signing were
Mines and Geosciences
Bureau (MGB) Regional
Director Atty. Danilo
Uykieng; Bataan Provincial DENR Officer
Raul Mamac; Bulacan
Provincial DENR Officer Celia Esteban; Pampanga Provincial DENR
Officer Rafael Otic;
Nueva Ecija Provincial
DENR Officer Leovino
Ignacio; Zambales Provincial DENR Officer
Laudemir Salac; and
DENR Officer Joselito
Speaker inspires hundreds of Bataan college students
By Butch Gunio BALANGA CITY – Renowned motivational speaker
Francis Kong inspired hundreds of college students from
this province during a one-day
leadership seminar here recently.
“You are not the smartest
person in your organization
just because you are a leader. A
great leader surrounds himself
with people who are smarter.
And in the process the people
make the leader smarter. Humility is a virtue and pride is
a weakness,” he told young attendees of the 1Lead Leadership Matters Seminar. Students gained new insights
and were enlightened on leadership perspectives, abilities, and
excellence coupled with honor,
spiritual, and moral values.
At night, he conducted a
True Success Seminar attended by government officials,
heads of corporations in the
province, and businessmen.
The much-sought speaker
conducts around 300 seminars
in a year. He is also a columnist,
broadcaster, and book author.
The Bataan Peninsula State
University Balanga Campus
Student Council in cooperation
with the Christ Commission
Fellowship Bataan organized
the seminars. •
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO
– The Philippine National Police
(PNP) reported that a total number
of 17,098 wanted persons have been
neutralized and 4,473 firearms were
accounted from January to May
“The PNP sustained its program
in anti-criminality operations to
keep the communities safer by deploying more uniformed personnel
to carry out focused police operations. Patrolling and presence of the
police officers assures law abiding citizen of their safety from any
criminal elements,” PNP Officer-inCharge Leonardo A. Espina said.
According to PNP, the campaign
against wanted persons has arrested
16,917 persons, killed 66, while 115
have surrendered. This campaign
includes the killing of international
terrorist ZULFIRI BINHIR alias
“Marwan” in Mamasapano, Maguindanao.
On campaign against loose firearms, authorities confiscated 3,193
firearms for violating Republic Act
No. 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms
Law), while 734 were recovered and
546 firearms surrendered. Consequently, a total of 3,286 persons
were arrested and some 2,230 cases
were filed in courts.
Likewise, operations against organized crime group resulted in the
disbandment of 33 gangs and arrest
of 417 gang members, recovery of 177
assorted firearms and filing of 215
cases in courts.
These campaigns are part of the
PNP’s ‘Oplan Lambat Sibat.’
Meanwhile, Espina added that
the intensified police presence on
streets and anti-criminality campaigns helped reduce crime and improved public safety. (PNP)•
PhilRice develops method
to detect infections in rice
speaker Francis Kong gestures
during the seminar attended
by hundreds of Bataan college
students. Butch Gunio
QUEZON CITY —
The Department of
Agriculture said on
Wednesday that with
the support of its Biotechnology Program,
the Philippine Rice
Research Institute is
developing a fast, efficient and accurate
method to detect viruses in rice.
This method aims to
enable farmers know if
their crops are in danger of damage or loss
even before any virus
Initiated in August
2012, the project is
expected to be completed within the year
or early next year. The
method is known as
(LAMP) and its procedure is known to be
user friendly and relatively faster that previous biotechnological
methods employed to
detect rice viruses.
Conventionally, assessment of rice virus
disease incidence is
done by visually inspecting the plants for
symptoms, which happen when the disease
is already prevalent.
Conventional assessment is not very reliable because symptoms are, in some
cases, due to other factors such as nutrient or
results have been very
promising with the
outcomes showing that
rice viruses can be detected a day after inoc-
ulation (DAI), strongly
contrasting the three
DAIs required for virus
symptoms to appear.
are already waiting
for the final results of
the study which could
mean reduced misdiagnosis of rice diseases and timely delivery
of pest management
systems for farmers
that would eventually
translate to the reduction of costs from misuse and expenditure of