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VOLUME 5
NUMBER 38
WED - THU
JULY 27 - 28, 2011
Cabalens lament
anti-Arroyo SONA
PNoy urged to focus on programs instead
BY DING CERVANTES
C
ITY OF SAN FERNANDO – Politicial allies and other “cabalens”
of former Pres. Arroyo have expressed lament over Pres.
Aquino’s State-of-the-Nation alleged focus on the purported
anomalies in the past administration which, they said, should be left to
the “proper institutions.”
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This t-shirt has been distributed in Pampanga
in an apparent bid to reconcile former Pres.
Arroyo with the Aquino administration. It shows
cartoon depictions of (from right) Pres. Aquino,
former presidents, Arroyo, Estrada, Ramos and
Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. linking
arms. PHOTO BY DING CERVANTES
Facebook, Twitter
sizzle as CL shakes
POLITICS OF HEALTH. Mayor Pamintuan (center) discusses with TMC-Angeles officials Dr.
Bengzon (right) and Dr. Sarmiento the advantages of using their reputable medical services.
PHOTO BY RIC GONZALES
The Medical City-Angeles opens
‰ EdPam welcomes ‘partners’
BY JOEY PAVIA
ANGELES CITY – “Driven by confidence and compassion that is the
mark of The Medical City’s services.”
Thus said yesterday former
Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo R.A.
Bengzon as he led the opening of
The Medical City-Angeles branch in
Barangay Sto. Cristo here yesterday. He is the president and CEO
of The Medical City (TMC), whose
main hospital is in Pasig City.
Bengzon said they want to involve the community in running the
50-bed hospital. He added that the
hospital’s logo shows group hands’
raised and held together to signify
oneness and solidarity.
Bengzon also said their staff
members – from doctors to janitors – are expected to deliver “perPAGE 10 PLEASE
CLARK FREEPORT – Facebook and Twitter social
networks sizzled and earthquake “apps” on smartphones and tablets came quick with scientific data
after Central Luzon was shaken by an earthquake at
about 1:15 a.m. yesterday.
Via the social networks, ordinary folk and celebrities expressed fearful reaction to the temblor.
Information on the earthquake from the US Geolological Survey
(USGS) was immediately available some five
minutes after the temblor, via the free application or
app named “earthquake alert” in smartphones and
tablets running the Android operating system.
The app quoted the USGS as saying that the
quake had 5.9 magnitude with a depth of 35 kilometers. It also showed various maps pinpointing the
epicenter in Zambales, in relation to the location of
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Protesta ni Josie kay Alvarado
ipinadedeklarang abandonado
NI DINO BALABO
LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS – Ipinagpaliban kamakalawa ng Commission
on Elections (Comelec)
ang paglilipat ng mga ballot boxes sa Bulacan patungo sa bodega ng Philippine Postal Corporation
(Philpost) sa Maynila.
Ito ay dahil sa isang
mosyon na naglalayon na
madeklarang abandonado
ang protesta ni dating Bulacan Gob. Josie Dela Cruz
laban sa kasalukuyang
gobernador na si Willy Alvarado. Ito ay matapos na
italaga kamakailan bilang
post master general si
Dela Cruz sa Philpost.
Kaugnay nito, nagpahayag ng duda si Alvarado sa naunang desisyon
ng Comelec second division na nag-aatas na ilipat
ang mga balotang iprinotesta ni Dela Cruz sa
bodega ng Philpost na nir-
erentahan ng Comelec.
Batay sa isang pahinang order na ipinalabas
ng Comelec second division kahapon, ipinagpaliban ang paglilipat ng balota mula Bulacan patungo sa bodega ng Philpost.
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An application offered free in smart phones
and tablets running the Android operating
system was ready with data from the US
Geological Survey five minutes after an
earthquake struck Luzon at about 1:15 a.m.
last Monday. PHOTO BY DING CERVANTES
Remollo poses with Asia Pacific region softball Little League champions (12-under) from Muntinglupa, Metro Manila represented by parentsmanagers Steve Lacson, Joey Uytieipo and Camille Sison-Reyes. The team will represent the country in the Word Championship at Portland, Oregon
from August 11-19. The visitors played games against three selection teams from Pampanga and Angeles City over the weekend.
PHOTO BY RIC GONZALES
CDC PREXY TO COLAYCO:
‘Contribute to the success of Clark’
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
CLARK FREEPORT –“It’s
easier said than done.”
Thus said Clark Development Corp. (CDC) President and CEO Felipe Antonio Remollo when asked
to comment on the statements of an ex-CDC head
that Clark officials should
“dream bigger” to attract
massive developments
here.
Remollo urged former
CDC President and CEO
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Rufo Colayco and stakeholders to “just think of
what they can contribute
to help in the success of
the Freeport.”
He stressed that the
sports tourism programs
pushed by the CDC will
bring more developments
and activities in this freeport.
“We promote sports
tourism and this entails a
few funding. But its benefits are huge and will benefit even communities out-
side Clark,” said Remollo,
who spoke to Punto during a softball game at the
Parade Ground over the
weekend.
Remollo announced
that the CDC will host the
Philippine national finals of
Little League baseball and
softball competitions next
April.
He said some 4,000
participants and their companions are expected to
grace the soft and baseball tournaments at the 23-
hectare CDC Parade
Ground. The CDC is set to
create at least eight softball and baseball “diamonds” as games will be
held simultaneously.
Remollo cited Brazil’s
hosting of the 2016 Olympics which already attracted more interest to the
South American country.
He also mentioned
China and Australia which
both benefited after hosting past Olympics games.
SINCERITY IN SERVING OFWS
City dad lauds
VIPinoy lounge
ANGELES CITY – “This is how overseas Filipino workers [OFWs] should be
treated as modern-day heroes.”
Thus said Councilor Edu Pamintuan, son of Mayor Edgardo D. Pamintuan,
as he lauded the efforts of Marquee mall in putting up the VIPinoy lounge recently.
“Recognizing their ‘heroic deeds’ in keeping our economy afloat is a noble
endeavor and the establishment of the VIPinoy lounge shows Ayala Malls’ sincerity in serving our OFWs,” the young Pamintuan said.
He also noted that OFWs remit an average of US$20 billion to the country
every year.
Edu urged OFWs and their families to visit the VIPinoy lounge and apply for
membership so they could avail all the services and privileges it offers free-ofcharge.
The VIPInoy lounge is an exclusive one-stop hub located at Level 2 facing
MarQuee Park. It provides guests a variety of amenities including free brewed
coffee, access to high speed internet, multiple charging stations for cellphones,
and free overseas calls thru video conferencing.
Aileen Pescador, marketing manager of Marquee mall, said that a VIPinoy member is entitled
to various benefits and amenities that include: discounts and freebies at participating establishments, access to Customer Lounge, exclusive invitation to sale events, workshops, promotional activities, express lane for cinema ticket purchase
across all Ayala Malls, and reserved seats for mall
concerts and events.
She said that guests could also avail of free
consultations on possible business and
investment ventures from Ayala Land,
Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe
Telecom, Philippine Travel Agencies
Association, Philippine Franchise
Association, PhilComDev, ATIKHA,
IDEALS, Batis Center for Women,
and INAFI Philippines.
“On top of the above-mentioned privileges, families of
OFWs can pick-up their remittances even on weekends and
holidays for the convenience of
members.
“Marquee’s VIPinoy card is
also valid across all Ayala Malls,”
Pescador added.
The VIPinoy lounge also has Sanry’s and Western Union for currency
exchange, remittance and bayad centers. It has stylish, comfortable sitting
areas and full service restrooms.
Mayor EdPam earlier lauded the Ayala
group saying “you have hit the bulls-eye in
your choice of beneficiary in the exercise
of your corporate social responsibility.”
Pamintuan
BY JOEY PAVIA
GL, Metro Manila niyanig
ng magnitude 5.9 na lindol
HAGONOY, Bulacan—
Ginising ng lindol na
may lakas na magnitude 5.9 ang mga
residente ng bayang ito
na yumanig din sa mga
lalawigan ng Central
Luzon at mga lungsod
ng kalakhang Maynila
kahapon ng ala-1:15 ng
madaling araw
Walang iniulat na
nasaktan o nasira sa
nasabing pagyanig na
ang epicenter ay
naitala may 35 kilometro sa timog kanluran ng Iba, Zambales.
Batay sa mga tala
sa website ng Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
(Phivolcs) at United
States Geological
Survey (USGS) umabot
sa magnitude 5.9 ang
lakas ng lindol
Tatlo pang pagyanig
ang naramdaman sa
karatig na lugar ng Iba,
Zambales, at naitala ng
Phivolcs.
Ang mga sumunod
na pagyanig ay nagtala
ng lakas na magnitude
3.9; 4.0 at 2.8.
Batay sa tala ng
Phivolcs, nakapagtala
rin ng intensity 5 na
pagyanig sa mga
bayan ng Iba, San
Felipe, at Sta. Cruz sa
Zambales kaugnay ng
unang pagyanig.
Naramdaman
naman ang intensity 4
na pagyanig sa Pampanga, Bulacan,
Quezon City, Manila at
Bacoor, Cavite.
Sa mga lungsod ng
Makati, Pasig, Mandaluyong, at Cabanatuan sa Nueva Ecija,
bayan ng Guiguinto sa
Bulacan ay naitala ang
intensity 3; at sa
lungsod ng Baguio ay
nakapagtala ng intensity 2.
Dahil naman sa
lakas ng pagyanig,
nagising ang mga
residente ng bayang
ito.
Karaniwan sa kanila
katulad ng magkapatid
na Jacqueline De
Jesus-Panganiban at
Jennifer De JesusParedes ay lumabas pa
ng kanilang mga bahay.
Samantala, sinabi
ng Bulacan Provincial
Disaster Risk Reduction Management
Office (PDRRMO) na
walang naitalang
pinsala o nasaktan sa
Bulacan sanhi ng
lindol.
Gayunpaman,
sinabi ni Liz Mungcal,
hepe ng PDRRMO na
patuloy ang kanilang
monitoring sa mga
posibleng pinsala ng
lindol sa Bulacan.
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PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
NI D INO BALABO
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Planta sa paglilinis ng isda, talaba itatayo sa Hagonoy
NI DINO BALABO
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
HAGONOY, Bulacan—Magtatayo ng fish processing at oyster depuration plant ang Department of Science and Technology (DOST) sa bayang ito.
Kaugnay nito, pinasinayaan
ang Sentrong Pamilihan ng Kooperatiba (SPK) noong nakaraang linggo kung saan ay
mabibili ang mga produktong
likha ng ibat-ibang kooperatiba
sa bayang ito.
Ang kailangan na lamang
namin ay ang resolusyon ng
Sangguniang Bayan para maging basehan ng pagtatayo ng
fish processing plant,” ani Angie Parungao, ang panglalawigang direktor ng DOST sa Bulacan.
Inihayag ni Parungao na
aabot sa P1-milyon ang halaga
ng mga kagamitang ilalagay ng
DOST sa lumang pagawaan ng
yelo sa Barangay San Pedro ng
bayang ito.
Ang nasabing pagawaan ng
yelo ay itinayo noong unang
bahagi ng dekada 90 ngunit hindi nagamit.
Ayon kay Parungao, ang
nasabing fish processing plant
ay makakatulong sa mga mangigisda at namamalaisdaan.
Ito ay dahil sa ang mga isdang ani ay maaring gawing sardinas o kaya gawing tinapa at
tuyo.
“Dito na sa Hagonoy ang
packaging ng tinapa at sardinas,
makakalikha pa iyan ng dagdag
na trabaho at pagkakakitaan sa
mga residente,” aniya.
Bukod sa fish processing
plant, sinabi ni Parungao na pinag-aaralan na rin ang plano sa
pagtatayo ng oyster depuration
plant sa bayang ito na itinutur-
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ing na trading center ng mga isda
at huling dagat ng lalawigan sa
nagdaang 30 taon.
Ang nasabing proyekto ay
magsisilbing sentro ng paglilinis
sa mga aning talaba, tahong at
iba pang kauring aning dagat
upang matiyak itong malinis at
ligtas itong kainin.
Ipinaliwanag ni Parungao na
ang depuration process ay ang
paglilinis at pagpapasuka sa
mga talaba at tahong.
Ito ay sa pamamagitan ng
pagbababad sa talaba at tahong
sa dumadaloy na brackish water o ang tubig na kukunin sa
kailugan ng Hagonoy malapit sa
baybayin ng look ng Maynila.
“Malaki ang posibilidad na
maging red tide toxins sa mga
tahong at talaba,” aniya.
Binigyang diin pa niya na
kung sakaling magkaroon ng red
tide sa Manila Bay, masusuri
ang mga aning tahong at talaba
sa nasabing planta.
“At least, kapag may red tide,
magkakaroon tayo ng scientific
basis sa madaling panahon,
kung meron o wala,” aniya.
Kaugnay nito, pinasinayaan
na ang Sentrong Pamilihan ng
Kooperatiba sa bayang ito kung
saan ang mga produkto ng kooperatiba ay ibinebenta at
mabibili.
Ang SPK ay matatagpuan
sa dating grandstand ng
Hagonoy na ngayon ay nagsisilbing pamilihang bayan matapos
masunog ang palengke noong
nakaraang Agosto.
Kabilang sa mga produktong
likha ng mga kooperatiba na ibinebenta sa SPK ay ang mga
tuyo, tinapa, damit, bag, suka,
patis, at maging mga capiz shell
products.
Ayon kay Rico Guevarra,
LECTURE. As a practicing journalist, Rommel Ramos of GMA 7 network said that it’s
the responsibility of journalists today to prepare the next generation of media
practitioners on the issues of impunity and press freedom. Photo shows Ramos while
speaking to 116 journalism students who participated in the first leg of the lecture
series entitled "End Impunity, Defend Press Freedom." PHOTO BY DINO BALABO
tagapamahala ng SPK, ang mga
nasabing
produkto
ay
madadagdagan pa dahil sa patuloy ang mga kasapi ng may 20
kooperatiba sa bayang ito sa
paglikha ng kanilang sariling
produkto.
Para naman kay Jun Vicente ng Provincial Cooperative
and Economic Development Office (PCEDO), ang paglikha ng
mga bagong produkto ng mga
kasapi ng mga kooperatiba ay
isang palatandaan ng patuloy na
pagsisikap ng mga ito at ng kooperatiba na higit mapaunlad
ang serbisyo.
Sinabi ni Vicente na ang karaniwang serbisyo ng mga kooperatiba sa lalawigan ay magpautang.
“Our coops are maturing,
gusto nila ang magproduce ng
mga produktong pangkabuhayan ngayon,” aniya.
Inayunan naman ito ni Jovito
Saguinsin, ang hepe ng PCEDO.
Binigyang diin niya na higit
na uunlad ang mga kooperatiba
at mga kasapi nito kung lilikha
ng mga produkto at magiging
bahagi rin ng industriya ng pagnenegosyo sa lalawigan.
Una rito sinabi ni Saguinsin
na isinisulong ng PCEDO ang
palatuntunang One coop, one
product (OCOP).
Ito ay nakakatulad ng programa ng Department of Trade and
Industry na One Town, One
Product (OTOP).
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PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Editorial
Ed fulfils promise
OF THE 8,000 cases of kidney-related diseases in the
Philippines, at least 300 are in Angeles City alone.
The figure is enough cause for alarm, moreso to
Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, himself experiencing the
hardship in dealing with the malady with his own brother afflicted with a kidney ailment.
On Saturday, July 23, the renal care center at the
Don Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (the former
Ospital ning Angeles) was inaugurated, and with it Angeles City gaining the distinction of having the first city
dialysis center in the whole Philippines.
With 15 dialysis machines, the renal care center offers various services and treatments for people suffering from kidney disorders. It is manned by three nephrologists, a head nurse, eight staff nurses and four technicians.
Admittedly, so Pamintuan himself affirmed, kidneyrelated diseases are expensive to treat: “a great drain in
the pocket of even rich patients.” He gave the assurance however of its affordability, “most importantly to
the poor” at the city’s renal care center.
A fruit of private-public sector partnership – the Angeles City Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and
Industry funding its construction, the World Medical Relief
through its president-CEO George Samson contributing some equipment, and Jesse Eres for volunteerism
in overseas coordination – the renal care center is one
more election promise delivered by Pamintuan.
Now, were other city mayors as true to their word as
Pamintuan….
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Remollo delivers
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THE SUM of P10 million to the adopt-a-school program.
Though still subject to the approval of the board of
directors of the Clark Development Corp., the promised
donation of its president-CEO, Atty. Felipe Antonio Remollo, has reaped praises from the ranks of teachers,
parents and students of high schools and elementary
schools in the first district of Pampanga.
No less than Rep. Carmelo “Tarzan” Lazatin has
hailed Remollo as the “best president CDC has ever
had” and “one of President Aquino’s best men.”
Lazatin is initiator and principal convenor of the Kabahagi Ako sa Handog Silid Aralan Tugon sa Kaunlaran
adopt-a-school program which aims to fill up the backlog of some 600 school rooms in his district.
Remollo said the P10 million will be sourced from
savings in the CDC social fund accruing from its shares
from the Philippine Amusement Gaming Corp.
This even as the CDC president has enjoined locators to do their share in helping the youth of the district
get a fair share of the future through education.
Yeah, Remollo has compensated – much, much,
much – for his absence at the education summit.
It’s not politics,
stupid
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Zona Libre
Bong Z. Lacson
CITY OF San Fernando Mayor Oscar S. Rodriguez, president of
the League of Cities of the Philippines and executive vice president
of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines, has said over
the weekend – in his capacity as chairman of the Regional
Development Council of Central Luzon – that the RDC “has passed
and approved a resolution supporting the clean-up of waterways
and other areas leading to Manila Bay.”
“The RDC has recently passed a resolution in support of (the
Manila Bay clean-up). The Supreme Court and the National
Government are very serious in its implementation…This is very
significant not just because of the Supreme Court directive.” So
was Rodriguez quoted in Sun-Star Pampanga on Monday.
This, even as he “pointed out (that) the on-going Sagip-Ilog
(project) is a vital component of the move to rehabilitate Manila
Bay.”
Quoted the daily of Rodriguez further: “SagipIlog is all about protection (sic) and protection of
our waterways. Kahit wala tayong dagat na
malapit, iyung ating katubigan ay dumadaloy
hanggang sa bunganga ng dagat. In the ultimate
analysis, kasama tayo sa directive ng Supreme
Court na within a certain period of time ay malinis
natin ito.”
For the record though, that “within a certain
period of time” lapsed on June 30, 2011.
On March 14, 2011, our web partner,
PhilSTAR.com reported: “Environment and Natural
Resources Secretary Ramon Paje welcomed
yesterday the recent Supreme Court ruling that
ordered concerned government agencies to abide
by the June 30, 2011 deadline in cleaning up
Manila Bay.
“The overall state of Manila Bay has
deteriorated since the issuance of the mandamus,
but there are certain areas that have actually
shown a little improvement. The deadlines set by
the SC will hopefully lead to the bay’s rehabilitation
at the soonest possible time,” Paje said.
“The SC rendered a decision on Feb. 15, 2011
based on recommendations by the Manila Bay
Advisory Committee (MBAC) led by Justice
Velasco, to set a time frame for the agencies to
perform their tasks as ordered in a “writ of
continuing mandamus” for the DENR and 10 other
government agencies to clean up Manila Bay,
known worldwide for its beautiful sunset.
“The mandamus was issued in December
2008 as a result of a complaint filed by ‘concerned
residents of Manila Bay’ on the alleged inaction
of government to improve the bay’s condition.”
Too late the hero, or Johnny-come-lately in
Rodriguez and his RDC here? Not quite really.
Environmental clean-up is ever timely. As
environmental degradation never lets up.
Worth supporting is the RDC resolution
declaring barangay clean-up day every first and
last Saturday of every month which, Rodriguez
hoped, will start in his city which he said “is the
catch basin and repository of waste” being in the
center of the region.
So Rodriguez laments: “Kahit may Sagip-Ilog
tayo, eh masama for Fernandinos like yung photos
from a local newspaper. Hindi naman lahat San
Fernando yan.”
The local newspaper is Punto! The photo in
our Friday issue tagged “River unsaved” showed
a garbage-choked section of the San Fernando
River which apparently was beyond the coverage
of, if not neglected in, the P700-million “almost
finished” Sagip-Ilog project.
So Rodriguez pleads: “We hope the
Department of the Interior and Local Government
could help us in our plan to put up garbage traps
in areas that will stop the influx of waste in our
waterways from the upstream like Angeles City
and Nueva Ecija because these are still within
their jurisdiction.”
How about the influx of waste from San
Fernando’s waterways cascading to the lower
municipalities of Sto. Tomas, Minalin, San Simon,
Apalit, all the way to Macabebe and Masantol?
Is Rodriguez endeavoring to save San Fernando
by damning the towns downstream? We hope not.
It was not too long ago that Macabebe Mayor
Annette Flores-Balgan complained of San
Fernando’s industrial wastes devastating the
prawn farming and fishing industries of her town.
“It would be unfair to blame San Fernando
alone in this raging issue, as a lot of factors may
have contributed to it.” So Sun-Star Pampanga
reported of DILG Director Florida Dijan, Public
Works Director Antonio Molano, Jr. and
Environment Director Sofio Quintana as having
chorused.
And refrained with “hoping the people will leave
the garbage problem out of politics, so the
agencies concerned can work together to solve
it.”
A totally stupid proposition there. The stench
of garbage is too nauseating as to be further
infected with the stink of politics.
TODAY IN HISTORY
House begins impeachment of Nixon
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The Philippine Press Institute
ON THIS DAY in 1974, the
House Judiciary Committee recommends that America's 37th
president, Richard M. Nixon, be
impeached and removed from
office. The impeachment proceedings resulted from a series
of political scandals involving the
Nixon administration that came
to be collectively known as Watergate.
The Watergate scandal first
came to light following a breakin on June 17, 1972, at the Democratic Party’s national headquarters in the Watergate apartment-hotel complex in Washington, D.C. A group of men linked
to the White House were later
arrested and charged with the
crime. Nixon denied any involvement with the break-in, but several of his staff members were
eventually implicated in an illegal cover-up and forced to resign.
Subsequent government inves-
tigations revealed "dirty tricks"
political campaigning by the
Committee to Re-Elect the
President, along with a White
House "enemies list." In July
1973, one of Nixon’s former staff
members revealed the existence
of secretly taped conversations
between the president and his
aides. Nixon initially refused to
release the tapes, on grounds
of executive privilege and national security, but a judge later ordered the president to turn them
over. The White House provided
some but not all of the tapes,
including one from which a portion of the conversation appeared to have been erased.
In May 1974, the House Judiciary Committee began formal
impeachment hearings against
Nixon. On July 27 of that year,
the first article of impeachment
against the president was
passed. Two more articles, for
abuse of power and contempt of
Congress, were approved on July
29 and 30. On August 5, Nixon
complied with a U.S. Supreme
Court ruling requiring that he provide transcripts of the missing
tapes, and the new evidence
clearly implicated him in a cover up of the Watergate break-in.
On August 8, Nixon announced
his resignation, becoming the
first president in U.S. history to
voluntarily leave office. After departing the White House on August 9, Nixon was succeeded
by Vice President Gerald Ford,
who, in a controversial move,
pardoned Nixon on September
8, 1974, making it impossible for
the former president to be prosecuted for any crimes he might
have committed while in office.
Only two other presidents in U.S.
history have been impeached:
Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill
Clinton in 1998.
Maging
Maalam,
Maging
Malaya
Ni Erin Tañada
MAY KAKAIBANG uri ng human trafficking ngayon. Ang mga
nagiging biktima ay mga propesyunal. Mga guro. Ito’y nangyayari
ngayon sa Amerika.
Hindi sila mangilan-ilan lang. Nasa libo ang bilang nila.
Ang mga biktima’y kabilang sa mga inalok ng trabahong magturo
sa Maryland Prince George’s County Public Schools (MPGCPS)
na tumayo bilang employer sa US sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa local
na recruiter dito, ang Arrowhead.
Nagsitungo na nga sila sa Amerika. Nagturo. Maayos na
nakapagturo. Nagtiyaga nang husto, at okay naman ang
performance. Dala ang pinagpipitagang tatak ng gurong Pinoy.
Kumikita na ng dolyar. Maipagmamalaki mo talaga. Unti-unti
nabubuo na nila ang pangarap ng maraming Pinoy, ang “American
Dream.” Ngunit nangyari ang di inaasahan.
Ayon sa Department of Labor (DoL) ng US government, may
naganap na paglabag ang MPGPCS sa patakaran ng estado sa
hiring of foreign immigrant workers, at ito ay sa ginawang pagkaltas
ng $10,000 placement fee, through salary deduction, mula sa bawa’t
guro.
Hindi daw dapat pinapagbayad ng placement
fee ang mga guro. Ang patakaran pala ng US
government sa hiring of foreign immigrant workers
ay “No Placement Fee Required” dahil ito ay
sasagutin ng employer.
Eh bakit ba sila siningil ng placement fee?
Sinu-sino ang mga nakikinabang sa perang
ibinayad ng mga guro, na kung susumahin natin
ay aabot sa kabuuang halagang sampung milyong
dolyar.
May mga hinala tayo pero di pa natin maaaring
matukoy ngayon. Ang matutukoy pa lang natin
ay ang mga naging biktima. Ang humigitkumulang isang libong guro, at ang kanilang mga
nai-samang mga pamilya, maging ang mga
umaasa sa kanila dito sa bansa. Naka-amba
ngayon ang sapilitan at di-inaasahang pagpapauwi sa kanila sa Pilipinas.
Sa isang iglap, ang salamin ng kanilang
magagandang pangarap ay nabasag. Sa nalalapit
na pag-expire ng kani-kanilang mga working visas,
luhaan silang mapa-uuwi, naghahanap ng
hustisya sa kasalanang hindi nila ginawa, kundi
kagagawan ng kanilang employer sa Amerika,
kasama ang local recruiter dito – ang Arrowhead.
Napakasakit.
Sa ngayon magiging napakahirap na
pakiusapan ang DoL sa Amerika. Doon, ang batas
ay batas, at ang mga dapat managot ay
malalapatan ng parusa ayon sa kanilang batas.
Ito ang naging desisyon ng DoL makaraang
natuklasan ang pagkukulang ng nasabing
kagawaran ayon sa ulat ng Partido ng
Manggagawa:
“The US Department of Labor found Maryland’s
Prince George’s County Public Schools in willful
violation of the laws governing the H1B temporary
foreign worker program. The DoL cited the school
district’s failure to pay the proper wages by virtue
of deduction of fees that are supposed to be
shouldered by the employer as required by law
and its failure to maintain complete documentation.
“The same decision also issues the following
remedy as a penalty to the school district: (1) the
school district is ordered to refund illegally
collected fees to foreign teachers as back wages,
and (2) debarring the school district for two years
from participating in the H1B program. At face
value it seems that this DOL decision is a victory
to the foreign teachers who have been victims of
illegal fees by their employers and also who have
been the milking cow of placement agencies which
practice shady recruitment schemes..”
Take note po ang mga salitang “willful violation
of the laws…”
Lumilitaw mga kabalen na alam ng Prince
George’s Country Public Schools na may ginawa
itong paglabag sa H1B program ng estado sa
hiring nila ng foreign immigrant workers, sa
pakikipagtulungan, o dili kaya’y sa
pakikipagsabwatan nito sa Arrowhead, sa
pagsingil ng placement fees.
Para sa akin, ito ay “indirect form of human
trafficking.” Bakit?
Una, may biktima. At sila ay ang mga 1,000
gurong Pinoy. Marami sila.
Pangalawa, pinangakuan ang mga naging
biktima. Sila ay hinikayat upang magtrabaho,
binilog ang mga ulo. Napasunod. Okay nga
naman ang offer.
Pangatlo, may ilegal na ginawa ang employer,
kasama na rin ang recruiter. May panlolokong
naganap. Nakarating nga sila sa destinasyon
ngunit pagdating doon, habang nagta-trabaho na
sila, kinaltasan sila sa sweldo ng para sa
placement fees, at napagsabihan na lang isang
araw – bunsod ng natuklasan ng DoL — na may
pananagutan pala ang kanilang employer para sa
isang ilegal na ginawa sa kanila, ang pagkaltas o
pagsingil ng placement fees sa halagang $10,000
kabuuan. Aray ku pu!
Ipinaliwanag sa mga guro na labag sa US laws
ang ginawang deduction sa kanilang sweldo para
sa placement fees.
Kaya parurusahan ngayon ang distrito ng
public schools sa Maryland. Ipina-sasauli ang
mga na-deduct sa sweldo ng mga guro bilang back
wages. At pinagbabawalan na silang mag-hire ng
guro mula sa ibang bansa upang punan ang
pangangailangan nila para sa mga teachers.
Dahil sa kasalanan ng PGCPS, ang public
schools district ng Maryland, damay ang isang
libong guro. Hindi na mare-renew ang kanilang
mga working visas. Kapag nangyari yon, magiging
ilegal na ang pamamalagi nila doon. Magiging TNT
sila. Ang masakit pauuwiin sila ng sapilitan. For
deportation. Wala silang pinagkaiba sa mga
nagiging biktima ng human trafficking sa ibang
bansa.
Bakit sila ang dapat magdusa?
“Not our fault,” sigaw ng mga guro at nakasulat
sa kanilang mga plackard nang mag-picket sila
sa harap ng DoL building doon.
Nagtungo ako sa Maryland kamakailan at
nakapanayam ko ang mga biktimang guro.
Nagtatanong sila, “Ano kaya ang pwedeng
maitulong ng pamahalaang Pilipinas sa kanilang
sinapit?”
Wala silang kasalanan. Sila ay nakaltasan sa
kanilang sweldo ng para sa placement fee. May
agaran kaya silang magagawa kung nalaman man
nilang ilegal nga yun?
“Di bale na pong ‘di na maibalik ang binayad
naming placement fee. Ang nais lamang namin
ay makapagtrabaho pa sa Amerika, para matupad
naman kahit paano ang mga pangarap namin,”
sabi nila sa akin.
Sa tingin ko napakalaki pa nga ng placement
fee na siningil sa kanila. At eto pa… Di natin alam
kung ano talaga ang naging kasunduan ng district
schools bilang employer at ng recruiter na
Arrowhead hinggil sa siningil – na alam nilang
illegal – na placement fee. (Ni wala man reklamo
ang mga guro sa binayaran nila.)
At bakit tila walang pang nababanggit ang DoL
sa maaaring pananagutan ng lumitaw na
diumano’y kasabwat na Arrowhead?
Ang binilin ko sa kanila, dapat nilang isagawa
at ipaglaban ang kanilang legal na karapatan na
magsampa ng demanda – o class suit — para
sa salang “fraud,” laban sa public school district
na nag-hire sa kanila. Kailangan nilang kumuha
Ni Felix M. Garcia
Suhestyon ni
‘Nanay’ para sa
basura, ok ba?
MAGANDA at pihong ang problema hinggil
Sa pag-‘segregate’ at pagtatapon natin
Ng ating basura’y malulutas na rin
Sa pagtatakda ng kaukulang singil
Na dalawang piso ‘per household’ o bubong
Ang kwenta magiging ‘daily obligation’
Ng lahat para sa pagkolekto nitong
Ating basura na kailangang itapon
At kung saan bunsod ng ganyang paraan,
Na ang kapalit ay kaunting barya lamang,
Ay tiyakang mayrun tayong maasahan
Na may maghahakot n’yan sa araw-araw.
At magdadala sa itinakdang lugar
Kung saan marapat itapon lahat yan;
At di gaya nitong ni walang regular
Na pumi-‘pickup’ sa ating basura riyan.
Gaano na itong tayo ay gumasta
Ng dalawang piso o kaya higit pa,
Kung ito ay ating ikagiginhawa
At malilibre sa amoy ng basura?
Kaya kung ang suhestyong ito ni ‘Nanay’
Ang maipatupad at ganap umiral,
Saan mang panig ng ating lalawigan
Wala ng basurang nagkalat kung saan.
Ang di lang malinaw sa iba ay itong
Kung sino sa bawat bayan at/o nayon
Ang magsisilbi bilang mga kolektor
Sa dalawang piso nating kontribusyon?
At kung saang bangko ito ilalagak
Ng kung sinong indibidual na hahawak;
Punong barangay ba o isang Kagawad,
Kundi man ang Ingat-Yaman na siyang dapat?
Ng bawat barangay ng alin mang bayan
O ang ‘Municipal Treasurer’ ang siyang
Kwenta hahawak din sa makokolektang
Pera, na ‘two pesos per household’ sa lugar?
Na araw-araw na masisingil nitong
Kolektor sa bawat pamilya o bubong?
(Kundi man buwanan dapat ang koleksyon
Upang di abalang lubha sa kolektor)
Kasi baka di rin magiging magaang
Para sa kolektor kung ya’y araw-araw
Na maglilibot sa sakop na barangay
Upang likumin ang singiling naturan.
At ang isang bagay na alalahanin
Nitong ilang mga kabarangay natin
Ay itong baka raw hindi makarating
Sa dapat paglagyan ang takdang singilin.
Kasi nga, aminin man o itanggi riyan
Nitong ilan nating opisyal ng bayan,
Partikular na sa ‘barangay level’ diyan,
May mga milagrong nangyayari minsan.
Kung saan para lamang kumita si Kap
At maambunan pati na rin Kagawad,
Pati ‘patrol car’ na matagal ng wasak
Ay patuloy pa ring ‘budgeted’ ng pang-‘gas’
Kaya di malayong baka pati na rin
Itong ‘budget’ para sa basura natin,
Ay pag-intrisan pang ito ay kuputin
Ng ilang opisyal nating magagaling!
ng immigration lawyer para matukoy na nagkaroon nga ng “fraud”
o panloloko. Dito sila pwedeng ayudahan ng pamahalaan, bukod
sa iba pang tulong na maaaring ibigay sa kanila.
Sana’y mabigyan sila ng angkop na hustisya.
Samantala naman, pinapayuhan ko ang aking mga kababayan
na mag-doble ingat kapag nagbalak pumunta sa US para
magtrabaho. Kailangan ding mapag-aralan ang kultura sa Amerika.
Do not be afraid to ask questions if what’s being asked from
you is in accordance with US laws.
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Mga gurong Pinoy
biktima sa Amerika
ng kakaibang uri ng
‘human trafficking’
Napaguusapan
lang
7
PUNTO Classifieds
NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT
WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS
This
Classifyer
Fortune
Box can
be your
medicine
kit for
natural
disasters.
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of BIENVENIDO PEREZ who
died intestate on April 21, 2008 at 349 Mekong St., Riverside Subdivision,
Friendship, Balibago, Angeles City executed an Extrajudicial Settlement
with Waiver of Rights of his estate more particularly described as a parcel
of land (Lot 5, Block 11 of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-98698, being a
portion of Lot 856-B, described on plan Psd-10229, LRC Cad. Record No.
124) situated in the Bo. of Santol, City of Angeles and covered by TCT No.
52213.
Punto! Central Luzon: July 13, 20 & 27, 2011
LOT FOR SALE
13+ hectares, Bitas,
Arayat, Pampanga
call 0917 530 5590
LOT FOR SALE
480 sqm, Sunset Valley Mansions
Call 0917 744 5475
0908 206 7555 or 0923 709 4568
LOT FOR SALE
900 sqm, near subdivision amenities
Essel Park Subd.
Call (045) 888-3567
HOUSE & LOT FOR SALE
4 bedroom, 3 bathroom,
2 car park, 300 sqm.
Marie Noelle St., Essel Park Subd.
Call 0920-671-7786
HOUSE & LOT FOR SALE
450 sqm, Consuelo St.,
Essel Park Subd.
Call 0920-671-7786
FOR SALE
Nissan Exalta DS, automatic,
2nd owner, all leather, mags,
with CD Player, low milage
Call 0917 506 3100
Republic of the Philippines
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF
Tarlac City
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF
TARLAC, TARLAC
FILE NO. 2350
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135/1508, as
amended, filed by RURAL BANK OF SAN JUAN, INC., with corporate
office address at 3F BANCO SAN JUAN Corporate Center, Bldg., 27,
Guadalupe Mansions, JP Rizal Extensions, Cembo, Makati City, against
SPS. NATALIO & ROSIDA PALO, with postal address at Carague Sapang
Maragul, Tarlac City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of
MARCH 31, 2011 amounts to ONE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE
THOUSAND ( P121,000.00) , PESOS, Philippine Currency, excluding
interests, attorney’s fees and other expenses such as expenses of
foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized Deputy will SELL at
public auction on August 12, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning, or
soon thereafter, at the main entrance of the Tarlac Court Building, Regional
Trial Court, Tarlac City to the highest bidder, for CASH, Philippine
Currency, the following described properties, together with all existing
improvements, to wit:
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 247112
A parcel of land (Lot 4030-A-43 of the subd., plan (LRC)
Psd-151602, being a portion of lot 4030-A, Psd-64341, LRC
Rec. No. ), situated in the Bo. of Sapang Maragul, Mun. of
Tarlac, Province of Tarlac, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx containing
an area of THREE HUNDRED FORTY FIVE (345) SQUARE
METERS, more or less, including all improvements erected
thereon
Prospective bidders/buyers hereby enjoined to investigate for
themselves the titles and its encumbrances thereon , if any there be.
Tarlac, Tarlac, June 27, 2011.
COPY FURNISHED
SPS. NATALIO & ROSIDA PALO
Carague Sapang Maragul, Tarlac City
ATTY. SHALANE T. GO-PALOMAR
PROVINCIAL SHERIFF
YUSI & BRILLANTES PARTNERS
c/o RURAL BANK OF SAN JUAN, INC.,
3F BANCO SAN JUAN Corporate Center, Bldg.,
27, Guadalupe Mansions, JP Rizal Extensions
Cembo, Makati City
ANTONIO V. LEANO JR
SHERIFF IV
Punto! Central Luzon: July 13, 20 & 27, 2011
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
8
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 307442
A parcel of land (Lot 35 Blk. 18 of the subd. plan Psd-03077970, being a portion of lot 4-B-2, Psd-03-045730, L.R.C.
Rec. No. ), situated in the Barrio of San Miguel, Luisita, Ungot
& Bantog, Mun. of Tarlac, Province of Tarlac x x x containing
an area of FIFTY SEVEN (57) Square Meters, and all existing
improvement erected thereon.
Prospective bidders/buyers hereby enjoined to investigate for
themselves the titles and its encumbrances thereon , if any there be.
Tarlac City, June 14, 2011.
COPY FURNISHED:
Atty. Joseph P. Quiboloy
OFFICER IN CHARGE
Home Development Mutual Fund
Suburbia Commercial Center
Mc Arthur Highway, Maimpis
San Fernando, pampanga
ATTY. SHALANE T. GO-PALOMAR
Provincial Sheriff
DANILO E. SALVADOR
Sheriff-in-Charge
Sps. Reynaldo T. Alcido & Evangeline C. Alcido.
Lot 35 Blk 18 Family Park Homes
Hacienda Luisita, Cutcut II
Tarlac, Tarlac
Punto! Central Luzon: July 13, 20 & 27, 2011
THE RAINY SEASON has
set on us, and more often
than not, evening news
forecasts predict stormy
weather ahead. And it’s
always best to be prepared so that we will be
able to manage the danger and the inconvenience
brought about by heavy
rains, storms, and floods.
As in all things, it’s
best to be prepared. Ace
hardware, the Helpful
Place, shares with us
some tips on how to be
typhoon ready and safe:
1.) Prepare a survival kit for your – and your
family’s – safety. You can
include hard hats to shield
you from falling objects,
working gloves that will
keep your hands safe, and
dust masks to filter the air.
Rubber boots and rain
suits will also keep you
safe and dry.
2.) Ropes and multi
function tools will keep you
safe during an emergency.
3.) Light your way
with portable flashlights
and lamps. Constantly
keep these charged in
case of emergencies.
4.) Don’t let power
failure let you down. Keep
informed of the conditions
outside with lanterns that
double up as radios, mini
gas stoves for cooking,
water containers to help
you stock up on clean,
safe water.
5.) Keep all your
safety supplies organized
in a stackable plastic container for easy access.
While shopping for your
family’s storm survival supplies at Ace hardware
stores, check out its Great
Savings Only this July promotion, which is ongoing
until July 31, 2011.
You can avail of savings and discounts on CFL
bulbs, rechargeable lamps
and lanterns, as well as
circuit breakers and transformers. Also earn rewards
points when you use your
SM Advantage, Prestige,
and BDO Rewards cards.
Ace hardware is located at SM City Baliwag
near Banco De Oro. Also,
visit our website at
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
City of San Fernando, Pampanga
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT
& EX-OFICIO SHERIFF
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT
& EX-OFICIO SHERIFF
EJF NO. 138-11
Punto Central Luzon
EJF NO. 125-11
Punto Central Luzon
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended
filed by SAVIOUR BANK, Mortgagee, with its principal office address at
Sta Cruz, Lubao, Pampanga, against SPS. JOHN HERBIENITO LAYDEL
GOPIAO and JERRALIN G. GOPIAO, Mortgagors, represented by their
Attorney-in-fact, JUANITO GOPIAO, with residence and postal address
at Greenfield Country Home, Sindalan, City of San Fernando, Pampanga,
to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of March 16, 2011
amounts to ONE MILLION NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND
FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY EIGHT PESOS AND THIRTY SEVEN CENTAVOS
(Php 1,984,558.37), excluding penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and
expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Ex-Oficio Sheriff and/or her
duly authorized Sheriff IV will sell at public auction on August 2, 2011
from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00N.N. and 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the main
entrance of the RTC Bldg., City of San Fernando, Pampanga, to the
highest bidder for CASH/or Manager’s Check and in Philippine Currency
, the following properties with all the improvement thereon to wit:
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended
filed by BALIKATAN HOUSING FINANCE, INC. with its principal office
address at 24 th Floor, BPI Buendia Center, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Makati City against ANGELITO C. EUGENIO, with residence and postal
address at Sta. Rita, Olongapo City and Lot 2219-B-10-G-3, 3rd, Alasas
Village, Bo. San Isidro, Bacolor, Pampanga,to satisfy the mortgage
indebtedness which as of July 21, 2010 amounts to THREE HUNDRED
EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED PESOS (Php 387,500.00)
excluding penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of
foreclosure, the undersigned Ex-Oficio Sheriff and/or her duly authorized
Sheriff IV will sell at public auction on August 2, 2011 from 9:00 A.M. to
12:00N.N. and 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the main entrance of the RTC
Bldg., City of San Fernando, Pampanga, to the highest bidder for CASH/
or Manager’s Check and in Philippine Currency , the following property
with all the improvement thereon to wit:
FILE NO. 2335
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended,
filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND against SPS.
REYNALDO T. ALCIDO & EVANGELINE C. ALCIDO of Lot 35 Blk 18
Family Park, Homes, Hacienda Luisita, Barangay Cutcut II, Tarlac,
Tarlac to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of MAY 31, 2011
amounts to FOUR HUNDRED THREE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED
THREE & 88/100 ( P403,303.88) , PESOS, Philippine Currency,
excluding interests, attorney’s fees and other expenses such as
expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized Deputy
will SELL at public auction on AUGUST 1, 2011 at 10:00 o’clock in the
morning, or soon thereafter, at the main entrance of the Tarlac Court
Building, Regional Trial Court, Tarlac City to the highest bidder, for
CASH, Philippine Currency, the following described propety, together
with its existing improvements, to wit:
Your typhoon survival
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TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 591211-R
A parcel of land (Lot 7,blk. 6 of the cons. subd., plan,
(LRC) Pcs-2735 (Sheet 1), being a portion of the consolidation
of Lots 5050, Cad. 3602 of the cad. Survey of San Fdo., Prov.
of Pamp. x x x containing an area of SIX HUNDRED (600)
Square meters, more or less.
“All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above
stated time and date.”
“In the event public auction should not take place on the said date,
it shall be held on August 9, 2011, without further notice.”
Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein
above described and encumbrances therein, if any there be.
City of San Fernando, Pampanga, June 28, 2011.
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 330210-R
A parcel of land (lot 2219-B-10-G-3 of the subd. Plan Psd03-043374, being a portion of lot 2219-B-10-G, Psd-03-040536,
LRC Rec. No. ) situated in the Bo. of San Isidro, Mun. of
Bacolor, Prov. of Pamp. x x x containing an area of ONE
HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (153) Square Meters.
“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 August 9, 2011, without further notice.”
Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein
above described and encumbrances therein, if any there be.
City of San Fernando, Pampanga, June 28, 2011.
Cc: ANGELITO C. EUGENIO
SPS. JOHN HERBIENITO LAYDEL GOPIAO
JERRALIN GOPIAO & JUANITO GOPIAO
Greenfield Country Home, Sindalan,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
SAVIOR BANK
Sta Cruz, Lubao, Pampanga
CARMELITO D. CATAJAN
Sheriff IV
ATTY. JOSELEA Y. FLORIA
Clerk of Court VI
& Ex-Oficio Sheriff
PUNTO! Central Luzon: July 13, 20 & 27, 2011
Sta. Rita, Olongapo City
And Lot 2219-B-10-G-3, 3rd, Alasas Village,
Bo. San Isidro, Bacolor, Pampanga
BALIKATAN HOUSING FINANCE, INC.
24TH Floor, BPI Buendia Center,
Sen. Gil Puyat, Avenue Makati City
CARMELITO D. CATAJAN
Sheriff IV
ATTY. JOSELEA Y. FLORIA
Clerk of Court VI
& Ex-Oficio Sheriff
PUNTO! Central Luzon: July 13, 20 & 27, 2011
Bilang kaisa sa layunin ng
kapayapaan at pagkakaisa,
malugod ko pong binabati ang
ating mga kapatid sa Iglesia ni
Cristo sa kanilang ika-97 taon
ng pagkakatatag.
Pagbati mula kay
Councilor Jimmy T. Lazatin
Siyudad ng San Fernando (P)
I send my heartfelt congratulations to all the brethren in the Iglesia Ni Cristo on the
occasion of its 97th founding anniversary.
With the phenomenal progress of the Church in the province, its Church administration
has never been remiss in its duty to exhort its members toward spiritual maturity.
These enable the members to overcome obstacles on their sojourn toward the Holy City.
The Church administration is continuously admonishing the brethren and the officers to
lead and live righteous lives, to remain obedient to God’s will, steadfast in faith and love
the brotherhood for them not to lose the opportunity to receive God’s grace of salvation.
All the success of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in its wide variety of undertakings are attributed
as the works of the mighty hands of God.
The Church officers and members have all the reasons to thank, praise and celebrate
the 97 years of God’s work.
MAYOR JERRY L. PELAYO
AND THE PEOPLE OF CANDABA
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
Most of the lessons preached twice a week by ministers and evangelical workers to all
Church local congregations all over the province and even in the whole world address
a wide variety of issues and concerns such as family, brotherhood, righteous living,
salvation, sin, youth, among others.
9
Cabalens lament anti-Arroyo SONA
FROM PAGE 1
This, even as “unity” Tshirts are now being distributed in this province.
The front of the t-shirts display cartoon characters
depicting, Pres. Aquino,
former presidents Arroyo,
Estrada, Ramos and Sen.
Ferdinand “Bongbong”
Marcos Jr., linking arms,
over the text “Dapat Ganito (This is how it should
be).”
Joel Mapiles, spokesperson of Gov. Lilia Pineda, said the t-shirts were
from Candaba Mayor Jerry Pelayo. However, the
mayor could not be
reached by phone, as he
was reportedly visiting Mrs.
Arroyo who was hospital-
ized at the St. Lukes Medical Center in Taguig City
after the President’s
SONA last Monday.
“If there was something
wrong that happened, although I am not saying
there were indeed wrongs
done, there is the Ombudsman,” said Pampanga fourth district Rep. Anna
York Bondoc in a telephone interview.
She said the President
should not personally
delve into the allegations
against Mrs. Arroyo as
“we have enough structures and institutions” to
handle such matters.
Bondoc noted that the
Ombudsman and Sandiganbayan had proven their
capabilities in the plunder
case that convicted former
Pres. Estrada.
Mrs. Arroyo is now a
congresswoman representing Pampanga’s second district.
First district Rep. Carmelo Lazatin urged the
President not to focus only
on Mrs. Arroyo in the government’s crusade against
grant and corruption.
“I am not saying she
(Mrs. Arroyo) should not
be probed, but the President should also make
sure that there is no graft
and corruption going on
around him,” he said.
He said the President
should also focus his efforts on “important programs revolving around
food production, employ-
ment, exploration of natural resources such as oil,
health and education.”
However, Lazatin said
that it would not be right
to cast unfavorable judgment on the Aquino administration at this time.
“Give him another year,
and then we can better
judge his performance,” he
added.
Sought for reaction on
the graft charges being
filed against Mrs. Arroyo,
Fr. Jun Mercado, parish
priest of Lourdes Sur in
Angeles City and one of
the Capampangan priests
who often came to the defense of the former president during her term,
merely quoted LingayanDagupan Bishop Socrates
Villegas as saying that
Aquino “should be a leader who unites, not one who
divides.”
Mercado noted that
vendetta should not be
perceived as a search for
justice.
Still, he said “I leave it
to the President as he can
do what he wants.”
Pineda, known as a
close ally of Mrs. Arroyo
since she first ran for the
Senate, could not be
reached for comment, but
her spokesman said she
has always appealed for
prayers for the former
president.
“Always, she would
ask he constituents for
prayers so that former
Pres. Arroyo would stay
strong in the trials now fac-
ing her.
“The governor also often would stress that the
former president did a lot
for Pampanga,” Mapiles
said.
In interviews earlier,
Mrs. Arroyo’s eldest son,
partylist Rep. Mikey Arroyo announced he and
his family would not attend
the SONA.
“We’re only human.
Why would we attend the
SONA when my mother
and her administration will
again be the agenda? I
hope you understand,”
Mikey told reporters.
“It’s also hard that the
President will use the
SONA which is supposed
to be an occasion to call
for unity, to lambast my
mother,” he said.
The Medical City-Angeles opens
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sonalize service.”
For his part, Mayor
Edgardo D. Pamintuan
said “since you treat your
patients as partners, we
hope that you can also
partner with the city government of Angeles in developing and improving its
own public health care program facilities.
“Angeles City today is
booming. We are not seeing just a facelift, but a total makeover of this city,
thanks to the confidence
of the private sector,” said
Pamintuan, who was also
welcomed by Dr. Augusto
Sarmiento, The Medical
City chairman of the board.
The hospital offers a
wide range of services, including laboratory, imaging, internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics-gynecolo-
gy, pediatrics, cardiology,
ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and physical
medicine and rehabilitation
“TMC-Angeles helps
fulfill our commitment to
bring cutting-edge, quality
health care to more Filipinos through our national
expansion strategy,” said
Bengzon. They have outpatients clinic in Dagupan,
Olongapo City, Iloilo and a
hospital branches at Ilolilo
City and the Clark Freeport.
Bengzon said The
TMC-Clark is under construction and set to begin
operation by January
2013.
TMC Strategic Services Group head Margaret
Bengzon and TMC-Angeles Medical Director Dr.
Ronald Campos also
graced the blessing and
inauguration of the hospital.
Facebook, Twitter sizzle as CL shakes
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the app viewer.
But Bon Ignacio,
chief of the Zambales
Risk Reduction and Management Office in Iba
town, cited official information from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
(Phivolcs) saying the
quake was of 6.2 magnitude in her province.
She as well as PO2
Alexander Biernes of the
Olongapo City police, said
that as of noon yesterday,
there were no reports of
either injuries or damage
resulting from the earthquake in their province.
“But it was strong
enough to wake up people
in Olongapo,” Biernes noted.
The quake, which also
felt in Metro Manila,
prompted a flurry of social
network exchanges, often
with expressed concern
for the welfare of others
and with responses from
relatives living abroad.
But others had more
imaginative reaction to the
quake.
One
timonthygo_only1 tweet-
ed: “GMA (former Pres.
Arroyo) is at St. Lukes
which lies directly above a
fault line. And the earthquake happened in her
province. She is one powerful figure.”
News anchor Ces
Drilon tweeted “At first I
thought I was just really
hungry to be dizzy.”
A tweet supposedly
from Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. urged people to
“keep calm. Let’s hope
the worst is behind us but
it’s good to be always prepared for catastrophes
that may occur.”
Actor Mon Gutierrez,
meanwhile, tweeted his
fears over plans of moving
into a condo unit on the
37th floor of a building.
“Bawal matakot coz we’ll
be living on the 37th floor,”
he said.
As the Department of
Science and Technology,
under
the
name
dost_pagasa tweeted the
numbers of Phivolcs, the
Android app “earthquake
alert” already had facts and
figures on the temblor,
courtesy of the USGS on
the other side of the earth.
–Ding Cervantes
Protesta ni Josie kay Alvarado...
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
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10
ipat sana noong Lunes
batay sa atas ng Comelec
second division noong
Hulyo 12.
Ang mga nasabing balota ay magmumula sa
mga lungsod ng Malolos,
Meycauayan, at San Jose
Del Monte, at mga bayan
ng Obando, Bocaue, Baliuag, Bustos, Pandi, Sta.
Maria, San Miguel, San Ildefonso, San Rafael, Marilao at Guiguinto.
Ayon kay Lucenito
Tagle, ang presiding commissioner ng Comelec’s
second division, ang pagpapaliban ay kaugnay ng
mosyon ng kampo ni Alvarado na na ideklarang
abandonado ang protesta
ni Dela Cruz.
Ayon sa mosyon ng
kampo ni Alvarado, itinalaga si Dela Cruz sa isang
permanenteng posisyon
sa gobyerno kaya dapat
maging moot and academic ang protesta.
Guests flying from Manila to Tagbilaran or Roxas can buy P788 seats,
while those coming from
Manila to Ozamiz and can
avail of P888 seats.
Iyog
encouraged
guests without credit
cards to book online and
pay through CEB partner
banks and payment centers. “Travelers can also
select seats in advance
and avail of CEB’s web
check-in service for their
travel convenience,” Iyog
said.
For bookings and in-
THINK
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quiries, guests can go to
www.cebupacificair.com
or
http://
funtours.cebupacificair.com
(for Fun Tours packages),
or call the reservation hotlines (02) 7020-888 or
(032) 230-8888. The latest
seat sales and promos
can also be found on
CEB’s official Twitter and
Facebook pages.
CEB currently operates
10 Airbus A319, 15 Airbus
A320 and 8 ATR-72 500
aircraft. By the end of
2011, CEB will be operating a fleet of 37 aircraft –
with an average age of
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CAPTAIN AMERICA (GP3)
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TRANSFORMERS 3 (GP3)
1235FS • 1245MF • 330 • 615
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HARRY POTTER 7 (PG13)
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CEB holds seat sale to ASEAN
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less than 3.5 years – one
of the most modern aircraft
fleets in the world. Between 2012 and 2021,
Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 23 Airbus A320
and 30 Airbus A321neo
aircraft orders, and 2 Airbus A320 aircraft on operating lease agreements.
Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine
air transportation industry,
offering its low-cost services to more destinations
and routes with higher
flight frequency within the
Philippines than any other airline.
CAPTAIN AMERICA (GP3)
1100FS • 1120MF • 205 • 450
700LFS • 735LMF • 945END
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MONTE CARLO (GP3)
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CAPTAIN AMERICA (GP3)
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Kris Aquino di raw puwedeng umibig kay
Diether Ocampo
IN A WAY, pinag-usapan ang mamamahaling relo ni
Diether Ocampo
Kris Aquino na di umano’y nagkakahalaga ng
and Kris Aquino
sampung milyon. Bale limang relo ito na talaga
namang sobrang mahal.
May mga taong nagpapalagay na ipinanreregalo
ito ni Kris sa mga kaibigan niyang lalaki at isa rito si
Diether, na di umano’y niregaluhan niya nung birthday
nito. Kumalat nga’ng tsismis hanggang sa television
ay napag-usapan ito.
Nang dahil dito, nagtampo tuloy si Kris kay
Diether na di umano nga, niregaluhan ni niya ng
isang relo.
Sabi ni kris, inaway niya di Diether Ocampo
dahil sa isyung binigyan niya ng relo ang
aktor bilang birthday gift.
Inaway-away daw niya talaga si Diet
at sinabihan ng “hindi kita binigyan ng
by Cesar Pambid
relo, bakit ka nagki-claim?”
Ang sagot daw ng aktor ay in-editedit daw kasi sa TV kaya nagkaganu’n.
“Sabi ko, sabihin mo sa kanila, ang hiningi mo sa akin, library.
Humingi siya ng library para sa mga bata na gusto niyang tulungan
sa Sulu. Tapos umoo naman ako na ako ang magsu-supply ng lahat
ng libro. Kaya nagulat ako, sabi ko ‘uy, wala kang relo ha?” Pero
okey kami,” sabi ni Kris.
Ito raw ang dahilan kung bakit siya dinalaw ni Diet sa taping ng The
Price is Right. Alam daw kasi ng aktor na nagalit siya.
Muli ay nilinaw ni Tetay na talagang hanggang friends lang sila ni Diet
kahit ano ang mangyari.
“We’re really friends. Feeling ko talaga, until mamatay na kaming dalawa,
super-good friends. Kasi sa hitsura ni Diet, dapat pine-friend mo lang siya,
huwag mo siyang i-boyfriend, kasi sobrang guwapo, madami kang
makakaagaw, huwag na lang,” sey pa ng TV host/actress.
Ang nakakatuwang kuwento ni Kris, humihingi na pala ng baby sister sa
kanya ang bunsong anak na si Baby James. Akala raw ng bagets ay
puwedeng bilhin ang kapatid kaya nagpapabili ito sa Megamall.
Nang sabihin ni Kris na manghihiram na lang sila ng baby sister, ayaw
ng bagets at ang gusto ay forever daw sa kanila.
Natawa na lang si Kris sa gustong mangyari ng bunsong anak.
And speaking of Diether Ocampo, maestro pala ang tawag niya sa costar niya sa Guns & Roses na si Robin Padilla. Ayon sa aktor, sobrang
iniidolo raw niya ang action star at ang dami niyang natututunan dito.
“Parang kuya ko na ’yan, eh. Kasi, ako ang panganay sa amin, wala
akong nakakatandang kapatid na lalaki, so, masarap na makatrabaho ang
isang Robin Padilla dahil malaki ang respeto ko talaga. Talagang isang
malaking karangalan na mabigyan ka ng pagkakataong makatrabaho siya.
“Dahil hindi lang kami nagkakatrabaho, eh, ang dami ko ring natututunan
sa kanya. Sa bawat mga eksena namin, inaaalalayan niya ako. Kaya naman
THE KIMERALD are it again. Sila po yung mga fanchita raw nina Kim something at
ako, ganu’n din sa kanya. Hindi ko nga halos masuklian ang mga ibinibigay
Gerald Anderson na every time na lang, napapasok sa gusot dahil sa sobrang
niya sa akin. Ganu’n siya ka-generous na tao,” papuri ni Diet.
pakikialam sa buhay ng mga idolo nila. Di ilang tao ang pinerhuwisyo dahil nga sa
Hindi lang sa career daw siya natuturuan ni Binoe kungdi maging sa
mga hunghang na fans na ito.
personal na buhay since marami na ring pinag-daanan ang action star.
We have seen some of them, mga tatlo siguro. The way they are written about,
“Kumbaga, naise-share niya sa akin, kung baga, ang dami ko ring narepara bang milyones ang bilang nila. Ilan ba talaga sila?
realize na mga bagay.”
Anyway, of late, si Jessy Mendiola ang kanilang hina-harrass. Marami silang
Pero hindi pa naman daw sila dumarating sa puntong nagkaka-share-an
kesyo kesyo na ganyan at ganito.
na ng mga kani-kanilang love life.
But did you know na ayaw silang patulan ni Jessy? Na tila kahit pa ano’ng
“Medyo malihim din si Maestro kaya ayoko rin namang usisain. Mga
katsang ng mga ek na ito, Jessy will stand her deal. Di siya padadaig kung
personal na bagay na ‘yun, eh. Ako naman, kung may ano, kumokonsukailangang lumaban, nakahanda itong sumugod, mga kapatid.
konsulta lang ako sa kanya.”
Hahaha.
Nang tanungin namin kung kinokonsulta ba niya kay Robin si Kris Aquino
Kawawa naman ang Kimerald, they better accept the fact na matagal nang
na nali-link ngayon sa kanya, natawa si Diet.
tapos ang Gerald –Kim something. May bago na’ng dalawa’t dapat nila ‘tong
“Wala naman akong dapat ikonsulta sa kanya about Kris, eh,” sabi pa
tanggapin.
nito.
Ano sila hilo, wala sa katinuan?
Type na type ni Diet ang role niya sa G&R kaya naman enjoy na enjoy
Bakit sila nakikialam sa buhay ng dalawa? Sabi, mga edukado raw ang mga ito,
daw siya sa set. Sana nga raw ay more challenging roles pa to come in the
but there is no iota of an inch na ganyan sila. They way they act, parang mga
future.
monster sila, parang wala silang mga pinag-aralan. Going back to Jessy, abangan
natin kung paano siya lalaban sa mga maledukadong fan group na ito.
Laban, Sabel, laban!
The
Gossipmiller
Matteo Guidecelli tinotorotot na nina Maja Salvador at Coco Martin?
MARAMI ang pinaniwala ng mga usaping on na sa tunay na buhay sina Matteo Guidecelli at Maja Salvador. Tila kasi
sila’ng susunod na team na ibi-build up ng ABS-CBN. Pero sa anumang indikasyon, the project isn’t pushing through
dahil sa halip, pinalalabas nga na sina Coco Martin at Maja Salvador na.
Mukhang tumabang ang isyu kina Matteo Guidicelli at Maja Salvador.
Tinotorotot na nina Maja at Coco si Matteo?
Wala nang naririnig na balita tungkol sa dalawa. Mas maingay ngayon ang sinasabing closeness nina Coco
Martin at Maja. May time pa nga na bukod sa taping ay madalas magkita sa labas ang dalawa para mag-dinner.
Dumadalaw na rin si Coco sa bahay ni Maja.
Kung after Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin ay mananatiling close sina Maja t Coco, sigurado ngang may namumuong
relasyon sa kanila. We’ll find out after the series.
Maja Salvador
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
May bagong bikitma ang Kimerald ek
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Tribe leader freed
BY ARMAND M. GALANG
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • JULY 27 - 28, 2011 • WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY
CABANATUAN CITY – A 54year-old tribal leader was released from detention on Tuesday from four months of detention after his fellow tribesmen
raised P40,000 for his bail.
Ernesto Bubod, vice chieftain
of Kalanguya-Igorot in Sitio
Maluyon, Barangay Villarica,
Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija decried the continued presence of
soldiers in their area even as he
expressed fear for the safety of
his family.
He was reportedly arrested
by elements of the Philippine
Army’s 81st Infantry Battalion
while resting along with his wife,
Lita, under a Mango tree near
their house on March 22, 2011.
Bubod said he was initially
questioned on the burning of a
plantation owned by the Energy
Development Corporation (EDC)
in the area which occurred on
March 17, 2011. He was, however, officially charged with illegal possession of firearms and
ammunition at the Provincial
Prosecutors Office.
“I may have gained temporary liberty though bail bond but
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the fear is greater,” said Bubod,
a member of Timpuyog Kaigorotan-Nueva Ecija.
He added that he is threatened by the presence of soldiers.
Bubod lamented that his detention caused hardships to his
family. “It made life suppressed
for my family.”
He said that one of his children set to enroll in grade five
last June did not make it because of fear.
Joseph Canlas, chairman of
Alyansa ng Magbubukid sa Gtinang Luzon (AMGL), said the
arrest of Bubod was an example of the negative result of the
public-private partnership being
pushed by the Aquino administration. The EDC, he said,
gained control and established
the nursery in Sitio Maluyon as
operator of a hydro-power plant
in Pantabangan.
This development, he said,
displaced settlers.
Bubod said he was tilling an
area in the village as means of
livelihood for his family. He appealed to the government to let
his group produce a living without fear of harassment from its
security agents.
Timbuyog-Kaigorotan Sec. Gen. Betariz Bagiwan (right) readsa statement condemning
the “illegal” arrest of Tribe Leader Ernesto Bubod (2ndfrom left) while AMGL Chairperson
Joseph Canlas listens.
CEB holds
seat sale
to ASEAN
THE PHILIPPINES’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific
(PSE:CEB) slashes fares from
Manila to Kuala Lumpur, Brunei,
Jakarta, and Saigon from July 27
to July 29, 2011 or until seats
last, for travel from September 1
to October 31, 2011.
Passengers can buy seats
from Manila to Saigon (Ho Chi
Minh) for the Lite Fare of P1,288.
Discounted fares from Manila to
Kuala Lumpur, Brunei, and
Jakarta are also available for as
low as P1,488.
Lite Fares are CEB’s trademark low fares which allow travel savings of as much as 72%
on international flights, and 63%
on domestic flights. Guests can
enjoy travel savings when they
avail of Prepaid Baggage Allowance upon booking.
“This seat sale will be most
enjoyed by our guests who want
to discover the unique sights
and sounds distinct to ASEAN.
We encourage everyone to book
their travels within the off-peak
season so they can enjoy our
trademark low fares and grab the
best deals in accommodations
and tours in our most popular
ASEAN destinations,” said CEB
VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
CEB flies ten times weekly
from Manila to Kuala Lumpur,
daily from Manila to Saigon, four
times weekly from Manila to
Jakarta, and thrice weekly from
Manila to Brunei.
This seat sale also covers
discounted fares from Manila to
Guangzhou as low as P1,488,
and from Manila to Osaka as low
as P2,088.
The following Philippine
routes are also included in the
seat sale as low as P488: from
Manila to Naga or Legazpi, and
from Cebu to Clark, Davao,
Ozamiz, Pagadian and Surigao.
P488 seats are also available
from Davao to Iloilo.
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