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VOLUME 7
NUMBER 95
THU - SAT
FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2014
PANANAW NG MALAYANG PILIPINO!
A BRIDGE TOO SOON. The once wide chasm across the stretch of
the Sacobia River between the Aeta-settled Marcos Village and Clark
Freeport’s Gate 14 in Mabalacat City (pictured in Punto’s Jan. 2021, 2014 issue), is now spanned by this hanging bridge constructed
through the joint efforts of the Clark Development Corp. Fontana
Leisure Parks and Casino and the BB International Leisure and Resort
Development Corp. PHOTOS BY BONG LACSON
BCDA asked to speed up
repair of SCTEx bridge
BY ASHLEY MANABAT
P
ORAC, Pampanga – How many
more lives will be lost?
This was the question posed by Councilor
Mike Tapang, president
of the Philippine Councilors’ League- Pampanga Chapter, as he sponsored a resolution in the
provincial board asking
the Bases Conversion
Development
Authority (BCDA) “to provide
a complete status report on the reconstruction and repair of the
damaged portion of the
Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) and
initiate proper coordination with the Municipality
of Porac to ensure public
safety.”
Tapang and town police chief Supt. Niel Miro
made an ocular inspection of the Pasig-Potrero Bridge along the SCTEx in Barangay Manuali
PAGE 6 PLEASE
New NLEx exit,
not exclusive to INC
BY DINO BALABO
MALOLOS CITY—The
Manila North Tollways
Corporation
(MNTC)
clarified that the temporary exit recently opened
for the construction of
the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s
(INC) Philippine Arena in
Bocaue town will not be
for the exclusive use of
members of the said religious organization.
Instead, it will be for
use of the general public
once it is opened permanently in time for the INC
centennial this July.
Rodrigo
Franco,
president and COO of
the MNTC, said permanently opening the said
exit will decongest traffic
at the Bocaue exit along
the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx).
“It will benefit the public, especially those living
in Sta. Maria town, San
Jose Del Monte City and
nearby areas,” he said.
Franco disclosed that
proponent of the Philippine Arena requested
them to temporarily open
an exit along the northbound lane of the NLEx
to accommodate hundreds of trucks hauling
construction materials to
PAGE 6 PLEASE
Gov. Pineda leads the ground-breaking ceremony of the road upgrading project in San
Agustin, Candaba. Joining her are (L-R) DPWH’s Engr. Guillas, Board Member Yabut, Mayor
Tetangco, Mayor Guintu, Mayor Maglanque, Rep. Bondoc, Board Member Tolentino and Engr.
Bustos of the DPWH. PHOTO COURTESY OF JUN JASO/ PAMPANGA PIO
P38-M road projects to
boost Candaba productivity
CANDABA, Pampanga – The
potential of this town to be prime
agricultural producer, read: fish
and eggs, just got all the brighter with the P38 million released
by the Department of Public
Works and Highways for the rehabilitation of its major intercon-
necting roads.
This came in the wake of Gov.
Lilia G. Pineda’s vow to help the
municipality “level up to its promise of productivity” not only for
its residents but for the whole of
Pampanga, even the whole Central Luzon region. Candaba’s duck
eggs industry grosses an average of P1.42 billion annually.
On Wednesday, Pineda
led the ground-breaking for
the P18,144,950 upgrading of
the Baliwag-Candaba-Sta.Ana
Road in Barangay San Agustin
PAGE 6 PLEASE
ITALIAN NABBED
Romanian cohorts hunted for ATM machine fraud
BY DING CERVANTES
RAISING THE BOHOL CHURCHES. Mabalacat City Mayor Marino Morales cuts
the ceremonial ribbon opening the photo exhibit of Bohol churches at the SM City
Clark, Joining the honors are SM City Clark Mall Manager Ana Datu and SM City
Cauayan Sheila Marie Estabillo and exhibit organizers Pinky and Noel San Andres
and Joey Numbres, exhibit director. PHOTO BY BONG LACSON
ANGELES CITY – Police are
now on a manhunt of the two
Romanian cohorts of the Italian passport holder who was
caught installing at an ATM
machine a device and a camera relaying information to a
computer capable of reproducing fake ATM cards.
Chief Inspector Romeo
Castro of Police Station 4 in
Barangay Balibago here identified the suspect as Roberto
de Cecco, 62, who remained
in jail at the police station as
of yesterday, amid charges
of violation of the Access Device Regulation Act, E-Commerce Law, and sabotage filed
against him.
Punto tried to interview
Cecco, but he spoke neither
English nor Spanish. He was
able to communicate, though,
his complaint that he had yet
to have a lawyer.
Castro said Cecco was arrested after he installed a copying gadget and a tiny camera
at an ATM machine at Security
Bank along MacArthur Highway in Balibago last Saturday.
He was initially questioned by
bank security guards who said
the suspect had been staying
too long at the machine.
When a security guard
approached him, Cecco was
seen immediately pulling out
the gadget he seemed to have
some difficulty installing. He
was later found to possess a
piece of metal which serves
as an improvised ATM access
device, a tiny camera also
known as MAG Stripe reader
for ATM card and metal cover
for CCTV camera with electronic chip that would transmit
data to a computer.
Probers said that Cecco did
not resist arrest by the police,
but noted that a black Hyundai
Tucson with plate mark RMZ124 apparently boarded by
his two Romanian accomplices drove off at the time Cecco
was being arrested. Two more
suspects who reportedly acted
as guards fled on foot.
Investigators later learned
from the suspect the identities
of his companions as Gyorgy Sandor Varro and Marian
Grama, both Romanian tourists. The three had been staying at La Belle Helene Townhouse on Mount Makiling
Street, Plaridel 1, in Barangay
Malabanias here. They had reportedly already paid their rent
for the next six months.
Townhouse administrator
Leonides Cabico allowed investigators to inspect the rented unit where they found more
electronic gadgets used for
ATM machine operations.
Luisita farmers dismayed Customs man denies
over P471-M to PNoy kin oil smuggling in Limay
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2014 • THURSDAY - SATURDAY
Rue failure to pay them P1.3-B
2
ANGELES CITYHacienda Luisita farmers have expressed dismay over the P471
million advanced by the government to Pres. Aquino’s
family as compensation for
lands covered by agrarian reform in estate, amid delays in
the payment of P1.3 billion to
them as ordered by the Supreme Court in 2012.
This, even as the Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI), which is
owned by the President’s family, was reported to have complained to the Department of
Agrarian Reform (DAR) that
the P471 million was insufficient compensation for some
4,500 hectares covered by
land reform.
Kilusang Magbubukid ng
Pilipinas Chair Rafael Mari-
ano said that the complaint
“smacked of greed,” as he noted that the Cojuangcos have
not complied with the Supreme
Court’s order for them to pay
the farm workers P1.3 billion
as share in sale of some 580
hectares of hacienda lands in
1996.
The 580 hectares cover the
existing Luisita Industrial Park,
the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway, and an area turned
over the to the Rizal Commercial and Banking Corp.
At the same time, Mariano
said that the Supreme Court’s
2012 decision ordering land
reform in Hacienda Luisita
“continues to be bastardized”,
as he cited recent events displacing beneficiaries in some
500 hectares of hacienda
lands that the Cojuangco-controlled Tarlac Development
Corp. (Tadeco) has claimed to
be exempted from land reform
in Barangays Cutcut and Balete in Tarlac City.
“The P1.3 billion debt of the
Cojuangcos to the farmworkers is based on the premise
that the lands were also owned
by the farmworkers who were
supposed to have 33.3 percent of HLI shares (under the
stock distribution option initiated by former Pres. Corazon
Aquino) and was never based
on an imagined formula by the
President’s relatives and their
lawyers,” Mariano oted.
He said that the P417 million turned over by DAR to the
Cojuangcos are now being
used against farmers who are
protesting Tadeco’s claim over
500 hectares in Balete and
Cutcut. –Ding Cervantes
47 tankers wait to
be loaded with LPG
BY ERNIE ESCONDE
MARIVELES, Bataan - Big
trucks on Monday began queuing again for liquefied petroleum gas at the Liquigaz LPG
Terminal in Alas-Asin, seaside
village in this town facing Corregidor Island.
Per physical count, there
were 47 vehicles known as
LPG tankers parked at one
lane of the road, the first in
the line more than 200 meters
away from the Liquigaz loading bay.
Villagers said there were
more vehicles last Friday
and Saturday but the number
thinned out after the tankers
were filled with LPG on Sunday. They said that two boats
with the cooking gas arrived
Saturday night.
One of the boats was still
unloading at the Liquigaz
wharf.
Some drivers said they arrived in Alas-Asin only Sunday
and were hopeful that their
trucks will be loaded earlier.
“Mabilis naman ang pagkarga ngayon,” they said.
BY ERNIE ESCONDE
MARIVELES, Bataan- The District Customs collector in Bataan on Tuesday denied the presence of oil smuggling in Limay
town, challenging those hurling accusations, one of which is
Shell, to come up with specifics.
Lawyer Elvira Cruz, customs collector of the Port of Lamao in Limay, emphasized that the port is not an entry point
of smuggling but a possible entry point. “Smuggling is not allowed in this port,” she said emphatically.
She said that Petron is the only importer of oil in Limay
like gas oil, crude oil, mogas, ethanol and asphalt. It has an
oil refinery, reportedly the biggest in the country, in Barangay
Alangan.
“I want people who are alleging smuggling to be specific
because what they can only say is there is smuggling here.
If there is smuggling in Limay, it is tantamount to saying that
Petron is doing that, so let Ramon Ang answer that, not us,”
Cruz said.
Ang is Petron’s chairman and CEO.
On Shell, Cruz said that it came up with a story on oil
smuggling in Bataan and Subic. “Simply because their sales
went down, they came up with the smuggling story. It is not
the Customs fault. Why blame us?,” she said.
She challenged Edgar Chua to come up with specifics.
“Any one accusing us of smuggling should come and tell
us kung ano ginagawa para mag-smuggle. Baka merong
nakikita ang Shell na hindi namin nakikita para matulungan
kami,” she said.
The collector said one of her commissioners would ask
Shell of specifics.
“Do not create a mountain out of a molehill,” she advised
those throwing allegations.
Cruz said that they are doing their best to curb smuggling.
One of the safeguards against smuggling is the Load Port
Survey that she said is accredited by the Bureau of Customs
and internationally.
She said that aside from the reports of the port surveyors,
they also do their own survey so they can check if there is
smuggling.
“Kapag dumating ang barko, sa gitna ng dagat namin
bino-boardingan hindi sa gilid. Bago mag-dock sa tabi,
na-boardingan na ng mga tao namin at na-check na ng husto,” the Customs collector said.
Cruz said that she conducts continuous briefing of her
personnel to make them understand the flow of their work
and be always on their toes.
Loboc Children’s Choir to do
Valentine benefit shows in Pampanga
Visayas, Bp. David made it a point
to set aside funds for Bohol after extending various forms of assistance
to Eastern Samar, Northern Leyte
and Coron, Palawan.
Bp. David intimates that he first
heard about the choir’s noble mission
to help restore their heritage churches and help rebuild lives through music when they came to Makati to do
a series of fundraising concerts. Negotiations to bring the group to Pampanga began immediately thereafter.
100% of the proceeds from the two
concerts will be turned over to the
Diocese of Tagbilaran for the restoration of Loboc Church and to the Loboc Children’s Choir for the group’s
socio-cultural programs.
Built in the 17th C by Jesuit missionaries, with improvements made
by Augustinian Recollects in the
18th C, Loboc Church was the second oldest church in Bohol and was
declared a National Cultural Treasure in 2001. It was one of Bohol’s
top tourist attractions and pilgrimage
sites before the October 15, 2013
earthquake reduced it to rubble, necessitating massive repairs and restoration.
PAMPANGA FOR VISAYAS/PALAWAN is a multi-sectoral undertaking to mobilize resources in aid of
communities affected by the natural
calamities that hit the country last
year. It has engaged in the organized
mobilization and deployment of material and financial assistance to various communities in Visayas and
Palawan. The initiative generated at
least Php7.5 M in cash from individual, corporate and group donations
that were coursed through the Social Action Center of Pampanga and
Holy Rosary Parish in Angeles City.
–Press Release
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2014 • THURSDAY - SATURDAY
THE WIDELY-ACCLAIMED Loboc
Children’s Choir, is set to do two benefit shows in Pampanga this coming Valentine’s Day. The first of the
two-performance engagement will be
held on February 14 (Friday), 7 p.m.
at the Holy Angel University Theater
in Angeles City. The second, a by-invitation only dinner-concert, will be
hosted by Laus Group of Companies
President Levy Laus in his residence
at the City of San Fernando on February 15 (Saturday) at 6 p.m.
Dubbed as Heart and Soul:
Two Evenings of Fine Music for a
Cause, the concerts will unite Bohol’s top performing group with another world-class artist, Premier Violinist Coke Bolipata. Pampanga’s
very own Sinukwan Performing Arts
and Arti-Sta. Rita will do the front
act for the Angeles and San Fernando concerts, respectively. The Heart
and Soul concerts promise to give
the audience a dose of popular love
songs and OPM (Original Pilipino
Music) hits.
The choir’s Pampanga engagement was initiated by Curia Sancti Rosarii, Inc., an affiliate of Holy
Rosary Parish which is among the
prime movers of PAMPANGA FOR
VISAYAS/PALAWAN
(Pampanga
Multi-Sectoral Partnership for Generation of Aid for Visayas/Palawan).
In organizing the event, Pampanga
Auxiliary Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David, also the group’s convenor said,
“As survivors of an equally devastating natural calamity (referring
to the Pinatubo eruption in 1991),
this is our way of inspiring Boholanos to carry on.” Noting how initial
efforts to help the Bohol quake victims were pre-empted and eventually sidetracked by the onslaught of
Super Typhoon Yolanda in Eastern
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PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2014 • THURSDAY - SATURDAY
Internet freedom
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WE, the undersigned organizations and
individuals, join the global call for the end to
arbitrary and mass surveillance and collection of
personal data, and support the struggle to repeal
Republic Act 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention
Act of 2012.
In this age of the internet, the rights and
freedoms that peoples’ struggles have long won
are again facing imminent threats of repression
and denial. Last year, through Edward Snowden,
we learned of the massive and systematic
digital surveillance perpetrated by the world’s
governments, all without adequate public
oversight and without citizens’ knowledge and
consent. In many countries, from the United
States and the United Kingdom to the Southeast
Asian region, these fundamental rights and
freedoms are in danger of being eroded and are
being eroded by laws and policies extending
censorship and control to the internet.
We assert that policies and actions of
indiscriminate and arbitrary collection of personal
data interfere with and violate the freedoms of
expression and of association, and of access to
and exchange of information and ideas—freedom
and rights that are enshrined in international
human rights laws and standards, particularly
the International Covenant on Civil and Political
Rights (ICCPR), and that are essential to the
preservation and perpetuation of democracy.
Mass surveillance does not have a place in a
free and democratic society.
We join the chorus of voices of peoples from
all over the globe in calling upon all governments
to uphold the right of all individuals to use
information and communications technologies
such as the Internet without fear of unwarranted
interference.
To this end, we commit to the continuing struggle
for the advancement of fundamental human
rights, and support the calls of the movement for
internet freedom in the Philippines for:
1. Repeal of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of
2012;
2. Public Participation in crafting policies that
seek to govern or regulate the internet, in order
to safeguard internet freedom; and,
3. Recognition and respect of the private
sector of human rights.
We express our solidarity with the united
movements of human rights and internet freedom
defenders across the globe.
(Statement
on
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and
#THEDAYWEFIGHTBACK GLOBAL ACTION AGAINST
MASS SURVEILLANCE, dated February 11, 2014)
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Growth unlabored
SECOND ONLY to China – arguably the world’s biggest economy now – which
posted 7.7 percent growth in 2013, is the Philippine economy’s 7.2 percent.
“This is a remarkable turnout as the
economy grew better than our expected
target of six to seven percent in 2013 despite
the challenges we faced during the year,
particularly the disasters that struck Central
and Southern Philippines in the fourth quarter,”
Socio-economic Planning Secretary Arsenio
Balisacan declared on January 30, 2014.
Despite the typhoon that hit the Visayas in
November last year, the economy grew by 6.5
percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, he added.
In no time at all, Malacañang’s loudspeaker
amplified the “impressive” economic surge,
thus: “A year of challenges did not deter us
from impressive growth.” Hailed Presidential
Spokesman Edwin Lacierda: “(The) resilience
of an economy that defied expectations,
and the resilience of thousands of Filipinos,
including the survivors themselves, who came
together in the wake of calamities, as well as
our people’s characteristic dynamism.”
Rapturously, now: “It is precisely because of
these that we are confident that our countrymen
will not only sustain, but accelerate the reform
agenda that has led to these successes. We
will not only revive and bolster the communities
affected by calamities, but together, we will
hasten our task of achieving lasting, inclusive
growth that leaves no one behind.”
All that ecstasy at the end of January 2014.
Eleven days later, on February 11, the agony of
unemployment hit the national psyche.
Malacanang’s “inclusive growth” left behind
unemployed Filipinos who surged to 12.1
million during the last quarter of 2013, up by six
points from the 9.6 million jobless recorded in
September of that same year, a Social Weather
Station survey conducted December 11-16
found.
An unemployment rate of 27.5 percent at
the same time that the Philippine economy
grew by 7.2 percent. Some stark contradictions
there.
What’s wrong? So a newspaper bannered
President BS Aquino as asking his Cabinet.
A ready answer from Lacierda: The increase
in unemployment 4Q 2013 was “understandable”
given the two natural calamities of
the
7.2-magnitude Bohol earthquake and supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas – and one
man-made calamity, the Zamboanga City siege.
(Numerologists may find something
interesting there – 7.2 percent economic growth
vis-à-vis the 7.2 magnitude Bohol earthquake.)
On one hand, despite the calamities, the
economic growth of 7.2 percent was achieved.
On the other, because of the calamities, the
unemployment rate rose by 27.5 percent.
Dafuq? As netizens are wont to raise.
Yolanda and the earthquake are an alibi the
working class heroes would not buy.
“The cause of the present jobs disaster
in the country is not Yolanda but Noynoy.
Aquino’s dependence on foreign investments
and refusal to implement genuine land reform
and national industrialization are disastrous for
the employment situation in the country,” said
Kilusang Mayo Uno Chairperson Elmer Labog
in a statement.
To Bayan Secretary-General Renato
Reyes Jr.: “Unemployment has been a chronic
problem, existing even before the storm
ravaged the country, and persisting because of
the policies of the Aquino regime.”
This, even as he noted that the “areas of
growth account for only eight percent of total
employment, according to the government’s
own statistics. Sectors such as agriculture and
fisheries have consistently lagged behind.” And
therefrom blamed government not having a “real
program” for land reform and industrialization.
To Partido ng Manggagawa Chair Renato
Magtubo: “We are more troubled with the fact
that after more than three years in office, the
Aquino administration has yet to understand
the root cause of this chronic problem. And it’s
not about the weather…trade liberalization both
in industry and agriculture, lack of industrial
program, and the privatization-led growth
model were to blame.”
Understanding that chronic problem and its
root cause may begin with some reading of E.F.
Schumacher’s Small Is Beautiful: Economics
as If People Mattered:
“There is universal agreement that a
fundamental source of wealth is human labour.
Now, the modern economist has been brought
up to consider “labour” or work as little more
than a necessary evil. From the point of view
of the employer, it is in any case simply an item
of cost, to be reduced to a minimum if it cannot
be eliminated altogether, say, by automation…”
Solving that chronic problem may begin with
a totally different read. Yeah, Das Kapital lives.
Pass It Forward
Don Allan Dinio
Will you be my Valentine?
WILL YOU BE my Valentine? I would like to say yes... but today I will say no! I’ve
been hurt so much looking for a life-time partner in life. I have made up my mind
to rather not fall in love again!
Will you be my Valentine? I would like to say
yes... but today I will say no! I’ve been in love
and sadly... it was a one-way street love affair an unrequited love. It takes two to tango; takes
two to be in love!
Will you be my Valentine? I would like to say
yes...but today I will say no! I was so much in
love but the one that I used to love never really love me but my best friend instead. What a
tragic love affair!
Will you be my Valentine? I would like to say
yes... but today I will say no! I was deeply in
love once and then one day she asked me to
marry her. I declined. Love does not conquer
all. You got to have a job to dream of a happy
married life. I have to let her go!
Will you be my Valentine? I would love to
say yes... but today I will say no! I was deeply
in love once and thought I found my real - ideal love... only to end up in a divorce. I found
out that distance is the other definition of... absence of love!
Will you be my Valentine? I would love to
say yes... but today I will say no! I am still deeply in love with someone still clinging to dear life.
Hoping the Lord above will give her a second
chance in life so we can live happily ever after.
Today it is nice to think and reminisce that I
was in love with someone & shared life for 25
years. Now all of that are just fond memories.
One day she had to go. I did not want her to.
She did not want to. But the Lord above took
her back.
I was lost, bitter and depressed. Now that
she is in another better life, I got to move on
with my life.
Let me get back to you... for the many times
you’ve asked me... ”Will you be my Valentine?”
Today...I would like to ask you... “Will you be
my Valentine?”
TODAY IN PHILIPPINE HISTORY
Source: www.kahimyang.info
Maria Kalaw is born in Manila
ON FEBRUARY 14, 1912, Maria Kalaw Katigbak, a Senator,
beauty titlist, writer, and civic leader, was born in Manila
to Teodoro M. Kalaw, journalist-scholar, and Pura Villanueva, pioneer civic leader and
champion of women’s rights in
the Philippines.
Maria Kalaw Katigbak belonged to a well-known and
much admired family. Her father was a public official whose
reputation for integrity was
unquestioned. Intellectually,
he was at par with the country’s top political figures who
were his friends. Her mother, a Spanish mestiza, was a
sharp-thinking businesswoman. Practical but principled,
she took great pains in protecting the family’s name. It
was she who greatly shaped
the mind of Maria.
Unlike many offspring of
famous and affluent families, Maria grew up unspoiled.
Her mother accustomed her
to a life of Spartan simplicity.
Glamour and luxuries were
things not to be identified with
her. She matured away from
the frivolous crowd, but knowing she was intellectually superior to them.
Maria studied at the Jefferson Elementary School. She
spent a year at St. Scholastica’s College for her class in
religion, taking the tranvia everyday. She was a hard-working student, eager to learn.
The many awards she won in
school attested to her scholarship.
She graduated as highschool valedictorian from Philippine Women’s University
in 1928. She then enrolled at
the University of the Philippines, where she earned two
degrees, Bachelor of Philosophy in 1932, and Master of
Arts in Social Work. At the UP,
she joined the staff of the Philippine Collegian, was secretary of the UP Student Council, president of the UP Women’s Club, secretary of the UP
Debating Club, and member
of the UP Writers Club. For her
outstanding accomplishments,
she received the Most Distinguished Senior Award upon
graduation.
Her essay comparing and
contrasting the Batangueña
and the Ilonga launched her
writing career. She authored
the biography of her mother,
and conducted research on
the history of Lipa, her father’s
hometown, and of Batangas
province. She later became
editor of Dawn, an early women’s magazine.
She took her master’s degree in literature at the University of Michigan, where she
was sent as a Barbour scholar. Replicating her feat at the
UP, she focused not only on
her studies but in student activities as well, presiding over
the Philippine-Michigan Club
and serving as secretary of the
Cosmopolitan Club for Foreign Students. Her sister Pura
stayed with her in the United
States.
She later attended the University of Santo Tomas, where
she received her bachelor’s
degree in literature as well as
her doctorate in philosophy.
Like her mother who was
the epitome of beauty and
brains, she also reigned as
“Queen of the Manila Carnival”, for the year 1931-32. Life
after college saw her teaching
English both at the University
of the Philippines and the Philippine Women’s University.
She also honed her business
skills by dabbling in real estate.
After she got married and
became a mother herself, she
knew what it was to be beset
with the problems of running
a household, supervising the
children, helping manage the
family enterprises, and finding
the time to read. Once her children were grown up and her
motherly duties over, she decided to enter public service.
The national elections of
1961 made her the lone wom-
an member of the Philippine
Senate from 1961 to 1963.
As a senator, Maria Kalaw-Katigbak is credited with
the revival of the school calendar, which is now in place.
That calendar had been
changed in 1964 by then Secretary of Education Alejandro
Roces, who wanted the opening of classes on all levels
moved earlier so as to include
the summer months in the
school year. Secretary Roces
reasoned that excluding the
months during which typhoons
usually hit the country would
ensure having more school
days for learning and is safer
for students. However, his initiative proved to be unpopular.
In response to the public clamor, Senator Katigbak authored
Senate Bill 652 in order to restore the old school calendar,
arguing that the hot, summer
months were, in fact, conducive to sleepiness and, therefore, a setback to learning.
Senator Katigbak also authored the Consumer Protection Act, or Republic Act No.
3765, which enabled consumers to buy goods on installments and made similar forms
of transaction by credit.
Other Senate measures
she authored were those regulating financing companies;
creating the National Commission on Culture, and establishing the Philippine Executive
Academy as an affiliate of the
University of the Philippines.
Like her father Teodoro
who served in 1922, she sat
as member of the UP Board of
Regents from 1962-1964. She
also headed the Movies and
Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB),
whose precursor, the Philippine Board of Censorship for
Motion Pictures.
She died on December 10,
1992
Sen. Katigbak was married
to Dr. Jose R. Katigbak, obstetrician and gynecologist, by
whom she had four children.
Napaguusapan
Lang
Felix M. Garcia
Boking:
PHL’s longest
serving mayor
SA LAHAT ng mga naging Punongbayan
Dito sa Pampanga o sa alin pa mang
Probinsya, lungsod at mga bayan-bayan,
Wala nang tatalo marahil, kabayan
Sa bilang ng taong ipinanungkulan
Ni Boking Morales kahit kaninuman
At kung saan halos labing siyam na taon
Din namang nagsilbi ang butihing Mayor
Sa kanyang kabalen sa Mabalacat town,
Bago naging siyudad, at nahalal noong
“Year 2013” bilang city Mayor,
Kaya nga’t pupuede pa siyang humabol?
Nang hanggang dalawang termino pa bale
Si Mr. Morales sa pagka-Alkalde,
Na ang komento r’yan ng kasiyudad pati
Ay talaga naman ding napakasuwerte
Ni Mayor, maliban sa masipag kasi
Kung kaya gusto pa ng nakararami.
At saka sa puntong ‘geographic status’
O paglaki pati ng ‘area’ na sakop,
Na ‘6,000 square kilometers’ halos,
‘Law on cityhood’ ang nagpapahintulot
Sa ‘sitting mayor’ na muling makalahok
At makahabol pa uli sa susunod.
At ang paglaki pati ng populasyon
Ng Mabalacat ay karagdagang rason
Para muling makasali sa eleksyon;
(Ang dalawang nasabing konsiderasyon
Ay sapat upang ang anumang posisyon
Ng DILG sa isyu’y di umayon).
Sakali’t may duda ma’t kahalintulad
Na kaso itong kay city Mabalacat,
Mayor Boking para maharang at sukat,
Kakaiba ang kanya dahil sa paglawak
Ng sakop na ‘area’ ng naturang siyudad,
At pagdami ng tao sa komunidad.
Na isa sa mga ‘legal means or stand’
Upang sa naturang isyu ay mabigyan
Si Morales ng ‘fresh mayoral term’ bilang
Para sa dalawang natitira pa n’yang
Re-eleksyon kung siya ay magnanais pang
Humabol muli sa halalang daratal.
At kung malinaw din namang sinasabi
Ng mga ‘advisers’ niya o Attorney,
Na di paglabag sa batas ang nasabi,
(Kung saan isa si Makalintal pati
Sa ‘legal counsels’ na pawang de kalibre),
Tiyak ang panalo muli ng Alkalde
Sa mga susunod pa niyang pagtakbo,
Dahilan na rin sa kuha pa rin nito
Ang simpatya’t tiwala ng mga tao;
Na naniwalang sa kamay lang nito
Aangat ng husto ang lungsod na ito,
Kumpara sa ibang naging mayor dito.
At kapag siya ay muli pang sinuwerte
Na mahalal uli sa pagka-Alkalde,
Ng isang ‘term’ pa ay ating masasabi,
Na siya pa lang ang sa PHL History
Itong naging ‘town & city mayor’ pati,
Na lubhang mahaba ang naipagsilbi!
At di rin malayong itong tinatawag
Nilang ‘jinx’ o malas d’yan sa Mabalacat,
Sanhi ng umano ay may nakalipas
Na masamang kwento nitong kaakibat,
Yan, ngayong ito ay maunlad ng siyudad,
Ang sumpa ay baka naparam na’t sukat!?
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2014 • THURSDAY - SATURDAY
O pinion
5
BCDA asked to speed up repair of SCTEx bridge
FROM PAGE 1
here last Monday to find
out just how a pick-up
truck with five persons on
board made a wrong turn
towards the damaged
bridge before plunging
about 10 meters into the
river last week.
The fatal road accident claimed the life of a
lawyer identified as Justiniani Licnachan and
injured four of his companions who are now in
serious condition in the
hospital.
Miro surmised that
due to inadequate road
signs and safety features, the driver of the
doomed vehicle inadvertently made a U-turn
after noticing that they
were headed in the
wrong direction to Subic
instead of Tarlac. Inadequate lighting in the area
added to the confusion
which resulted in the fatal accident, he added.
It can be recalled that
the west end portion of
the Pasig-Potrero Bridge
of the SCTEx was swept
away by rampaging river
currents during the onslaught of Typhoon Maring last year.
The
BCDA
said
strong river currents set
off a massive erosion of
up to 10 hectares of land
from the banks of the
Pasig-Potrero River that
caused the damage to a
portion of the SCTEx.
The Department of
Public Works and High-
ways (DPWH) and the
BCDA put up a Bailey
bridge over the severely
damaged portion of the
SCTEx two weeks after
it was damaged.
The DPWH said the
detachable bridge is perfect for the expressway
as it is used around the
world while construction
or repair is undergoing.
But in last Monday’s ocular inspection,
Tapang noticed that
there is hardly any work
being done on the damaged portion.
To aggravate the situation, Tapang and his
party were stalled for
almost two hours at
the entrance of the SCTEx here while waiting
for clearance from the
BCDA before allowing
the ocular inspection.
The
BCDA
remains the owner of the
93.77-kilometer expressway, tagged as the longest in the country, while
the Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) is
preparing to take over
the toll road for a seamless integration with the
North Luzon Expressway (NLEx).
But the concession
agreement has been revised three times. MNTC
proposed a 50-50 sharing scheme for the net
cash flow of the operations of SCTEx but the
government would also
have to shoulder half of
the operating expenses
as well as capital expen-
New NLEx exit, not exclusive to INC
FROM PAGE 1
the INC mega project.
In turn, MNTC asked
the Toll Regulatory Board
(TRB) and it was approved with payment of
corresponding toll fees.
He said that the opening of the temporary exit
for Philippine Arena’s
construction vehicles not
only shortens travel time
but also saves small public roads from congestion
and damage.
Franco also disclosed
that it is not the first time
that MNTC opened a
temporary exit for pri-
P38-M road...
PUNTO! CENTRAL LUZON • FEBRUARY 13 - 15, 2014 • THURSDAY - SATURDAY
FROM PAGE 1
6
in the first of the DPWH
road rehabilitation package.
Already
allotted
P19.8 million is the upgrading of the 700-meter portion of the San Miguel-Candaba Road.
DPWH
Pampanga
1st District Engineering
Office Assistant Engr.
Willy Bustos, who briefed
Pineda and the other officials at the groundbreaking rites, said the one-kilometer portion of the national road will complete
the repair of the 10-kilometer access road connecting Candaba’s town
proper to its so-called
“Tagalog Region” which
covers 14 barangays adjacent to Baliwag town in
Bulacan.
Pivotal is the road interlink in the area, given
its being the major producer of duck eggs in
the country, according
to Municipal Agriculturist
Mario Concepcion.
Rice production on
the other hand is situated in the town’s
“Kapampangan Region”
which, in 2013, yielded
82,189,195 metric tons
of palay, Concepcion
said.
For his part, Mayor
Rene Maglanque said
the unrepaired condition of the roads forced
residents of the Tagalog
Region to use other access roads, including the
ones in San Luis town,
to reach the town proper
of Candaba, with travel
time taking over an hour
at the least.
“In a few months, my
people will be more than
willing to regularly visit
the town proper in Poblacion to do business and
other concerns. They
can reach the Poblacion
Region within minutes of
land travel,” said Maglanque in the dialect.
The
San
Miguel-Candaba Road will
be elevated by at least
one-meter to allow its
accessibility even with
the perennial floods affecting almost all the
33 villages of the town.
The road connects the
Kapampangan Region to
San Miguel in Bulacan.
Set aside politics
In her brief remarks
before officials that included 4th District Rep.
Juan Pablo Bondoc and
Board Members Nestor
Tolentino and Ric Yabut,
Candaba Mayor Rene
Maglanque and Pampanga Mayors’ League
President and Apalit Mayor Oscar “Jun”
Tetangco and Masantol Mayor Dan Guintu,
and Engr. Enrico Guillas,
head of the Pampanga
1st District Engineering
Office, Pineda stressed
the need for cooperation
and set aside politics to
“effect the greater development of Pampanga, especially the remote
barangays.”
“With the support
of the DPWH and other government agencies and offices, this becomes easy to achieve,”
the governor added. –
Bong Z. Lacson with
Pampanga PIO reports
THINK GREEN
vate developers, noting
that Petron and Shell oases along the NLEx were
also granted the same
at the time of their construction.
However, he stressed
that the Philippine Arena
temporary exit will soon
become a permanent
exit.
Earlier, motorists using the Bocaue exit expressed concern over
its possible congestion
when the Philippine Arena opens in July. This is
due to the hundreds of
thousands of INC members expected to flock to
the Philippine Arena for
its centennial.
Dubbed
as
the
world’s largest domeshaped arena, the Philippine Arena is located
at the Ciudad de Victoria compound of the INC
at the border of Bocaue
and Sta. Maria towns in
Bulacan.
When heading north
on NLEx, the imposing
structure can be seen on
the right side of the expressway.
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO (P)
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT
& EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF
EF No. 184-13
Punto Central Luzon
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended filed by
HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND, with its office address at Suburbia
Commercial Center, Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, against
JEREMIAH O. CUISON married to JOY S. CUISON, with residence and
postal address at 253 Acacia St., Belen Homesite Subd., Sto. Cristo, Angeles
City, Pampanga, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of November
15, 2013, amounts to NINE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO THOUSAND TWO
HUNDRED SIXTEEN AND 83/100 (Php 922,216.83) Pesos excluding penalties,
charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Clerk of
Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff and/or her duly authorized Sheriff IV will sell at public
auction on MARCH 4, 2014 at 10:00 am or soon thereafter (from 9:00 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m.), at the main entrance of the Regional Trial Court, Jomafer Bldg.,
Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, to the highest bidder for CASH or
Manager’s Check and in Philippine Currency, the following property/ies with all
the improvements thereon, to wit:
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 679584-R
A parcel of land (Lot 57, Blk. 71 of the cons. subd. plan, Pcs03-015720, being a portion of Lots 3008-P-4, 3008-P-5, 3008-P-7,
Psd-141126; 3008-P-6-A, 3008-P-6-B, 3008-P-6-C, 3008-P-6-D,
3008-P-6-E, 3008-P-6-F, 3008-P-6-G, 3008-P-6-H, Psd-03-159018,
L.R.C. Rec. No. 151), situated in the Bo. of Calibutbut, Mun. of
Bacolor, Prov. of Pampanga. Xxx containing an area of FORTY FIVE
SQUARE METERS and FIFTY SQUARE DECIMETERS, (45.50)
more or less. Xxx
“All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated
time and date.”
“In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it
shall be held on March 11, 2014 without further notice.”
Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein above
described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.
City of San Fernando, Pampanga, January 29, 2014.
REMIGIO L. DICHOSO
Sheriff IV
ditures to maintain the
tollroad system under
the true spirit of the public-private
partnership
(PPP) scheme.
Under the previous
proposal, 70 percent of
toll and other revenues
NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of RENATO M. GUINA who died
intestate on January 13, 2009 in Angeles City executed an Affidavit of
Extrajudicial Settlement with Waiver of his estate, more particularly described
as a parcel of land (Lot 12, Block 22-D of the subdivision plan Psd-176530,
being a portion of Lot 27-B described on plan Psd-73781, L.R.C. Rec. No
11732) situated in the Barrio of Dau, Mun. of Mabalacat, Prov. of Pampanga
and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 222472-R of the Registry of
Deeds of Angeles City, before Notary Public Conrado T. Danan as per Doc No.
200, Page No. 41, Book No. XVI, Series of 2014.
Punto! Central Luzon: February 13, 20 & 27, 2014
NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of MARGARITA L. MENDOZA who
died intestate on June 23, 2013 in Mabalacat City executed an Affidavit of
Extrajudicial Settlement with Waiver of her estate, more particularly described
as a parcel of land (Lot 44, Block 6 of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-84450,
being a portion of Lot 229 described on plan (LRC) Psd-82150, LRC (GLRO)
cad Rec. No 132) situated in the Barrio of Mabiga, Mun. of Mabalacat, Prov.
of Pampanga and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 230553-R of the
Registry of Deeds of Angeles City, before Notary Public Conrado T. Danan as
per Doc No. 170, Page No. 35, Book No. XVI, Series of 2014.
Punto! Central Luzon: February 13, 20 & 27, 2014
Republic of the Philippines
Regional Trial Court
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
City of San Fernando (P)
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT
& EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF
UNION BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES,
Mortgagee,
-versusLUZVIMINDA RAMOS PARAISO,
Mortgagor.
E.J.F. No. 02-14
(Punto Central Luzon)
Extra-Judicial Foreclosure of Real Estate Mortgage Under Act 3135, as
amended by Act 4118
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NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended, filed
by UNION BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Mortgagee, with postal address at
Union Bank Plaza, Meralco Avenue Corner Onyx and Sapphire Roads,
Ortigas Center, Pasig City, against LUZVIMINDA RAMOS PARAISO,
Mortgagor, residing at Blk. 5 Lot 1 Camelia Homes, Matungao, Bulacan,
Bulacan, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of December 10,
2013, amounted to PESOS: TWO MILLION EIGHTY TWO THOUSAND
SIX HUNDRED NINETY TWO & 31/100 (PHP. 2,082,692.31) Philippine
Currency plus interest and penalty to date of the foreclosure sale, cost of
publication, expenses of the foreclosure, and other expenses allowed by law,
the undersigned Ex-Officio Sheriff and/or her duly authorized Deputy Sheriff
will sell at public auction on MARCH 4, 2014 at 9:01 A.M. to 12:00 N.N. and
from 1:00 P.M. to 3:59 P.M. at the main entrance of the Regional Trial Court,
Jomafer Bldg., Dolores, City of San Fernando, Pampanga, to the highest
bidder/s for CASH or Manager’s Check and in Philippine Currency, the
following properties with all the improvements thereon, to wit:
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 042-2011000199
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that a certain land situated in
BARRIO OF SAN RAFAEL MUN. OF MEXICO, PROV. OF PAMPANGA,
bounded and described as follows:
“A parcel of land (Lot 27, Block 1A of the consolidation subd.
plan, Pcs-03-013403, being a portion of consolidated Lots 3-4, Psd03-017485 (OLT), Lots 20, 25 to 27, 34 to 37, 46, 50 to 52 and Lot
57 all of Psd-035413-061672, Lot 2206, Mexico cadastre, Lot 1-A to
1-B, Psd-03-098846, Block 7, Psd-03-136900, Lots 6, 21 to 24, Psd035413-061672, Lots 28 to 33 and Lot 44, Psd-03-5413-061672,
Lot 2, Psd-03-017485 and Lot 3, Psd-03-017486 L.R.C. Rec. No.
__), situated in the Barrio of san Rafael, Mun. of Mexico, Prov. of
Pampanga. Bounded on the NE., along Line 1-2 by Lot 28 Blk. 1A;
on the SE., along Lines 2 to 7 by Easement-1; on the SW., along
Line 7-8 by Lot 26 Blk. 1A and on the NW., along Lines 8 to 15-1
by road 30 all of the cons. Subd. Plan. xxx containing an area of
THREE HUNDRED SIXTY THREE (363) SQUARE METERS, more
or less. xxx
Prospective buyers/bidders are hereby enjoined to investigate for
themselves the title to the said property and encumbrances thereon, if any
there be.
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 March 11, 2014, at the same time and place without further
notice.”
City of San Fernando, Pampanga, January 28, 2014.
ATTY. JOSELEA Y. FLORIA-BALLETA
Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff
Cc: Home Development Mutual Fund
Suburbia Commercial Center
Maimpis, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Sps. Jeremiah & Joy S. Cuison
523 Acacia St., Belen Homesite Subd.,
Angeles City, Pampanga
Punto! Central Luzon: February 13, 20 & 27, 2014
from SCTEx would go
to Metro Pacific Tollways
Corp. (MPTC) which is
the holding company of
MNTC, while the remaining 30 percent (raised
from an original 20 percent) goes to BCDA.
ATTY. JOSELEA Y. FLORIA-BALLETA
Clerk of Court VI & Ex-Officio Sheriff
GENEROSO YULO FERNANDEZ
Sheriff-in-Charge
Cc: Union Bank of the Philippines
Union Bank Plaza, Meralco Avenue
Corner Onyx and Sapphire Roads
Ortigas Center, 1605 Pasig City
Luzviminda Ramos Paraiso
Blk. 5 Lot 1 Camelia Homes,
Matungao, Bulacan, 3017 Bulacan
Punto! Central Luzon: February 13, 20 & 27, 2014
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH 58
ANGELES CITY
IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION IN THE ENTRY OF THE
CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE OF FEDERICO REYES AND
EDITA DAVID UNDER CIVIL REGISTRY NUMBER 90-3397
OMAR T. VIOLA
Assisting Judge
Punto! Central Luzon: January 31, February 7 & 14, 2014
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH 55
MACABEBE, PAMPANGA
IN RE: PETITION FOR DECLARATION OF
PRESUMPTIVE DEATH OF ABSENTEE
EDMOND G. VILLANUEVA UNDER
ARTICLE 41 OF THE FAMILY CODE OF
THE PHILIPPINES,
SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS NO. 14-0820(M)
JENNIFER D. VILLANUEVA,
Petitioner.
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ORDER
On January 15, 2014, petitioner Jennifer D. Villanueva filed the verified
petition dated January 13, 2014 praying for the declaration of the presumptive
death of her husband, Edmond G. Villanueva.
This court finds the petition to be sufficient in form and substance.
WHEREFORE, this court hereby (a) sets this case for hearing on the
petition on March 28, 2014 at 1:30 in the afternoon at the Session Hall of
the Regional Trial Court, Branch 55, Macabebe, Pampanga; (b) orders the
petitioner (i) to cause the publication of this Order once a week for three (3)
consecutive weeks in an accredited newspaper of general circulation in the
province of Pampanga at her own expense; (ii) to serve within twenty-four (24)
hours from receipt of this Order, copies of the petition and its annexes to the
Office of the Solicitor General of the Philippines, the Office of the Provincial
Prosecutor of Pampanga, the Local Civil Registrar of Apalit, Pampanga, the
Civil Registrar General of the Philippines, and the immediate family of Edmond
G. Villanueva; and (iii) to show proof of said service to this court on said date
and time of hearing; (c) orders all persons interested in the petition to appear
before this court on said date and time of hearing and to show cause, if any, why
the petition should not be granted; (d) orders this court’s OIC- Branch Clerk
of Court to furnish copies of this Order to the petitioner, her counsel, the Office
of the Solicitor General, the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Pampanga,
the Local Civil Registrar of Apalit, Pampanga, the Civil Registrar General of
the Philippines, the immediate family of Mr. Villanueva, and the Office of the
Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Macabebe, Pampanga; and (e) directs the
Office of the Solicitor General to enter its appearance in this proceedings within
twenty- four (24) hours from receipt of this Order.
SO ORDERED.
Macabebe, Pampanga, January 20, 2014.
MA. JOSEPHINE M. ROSARIO-MERCADO
Judge
Punto! Central Luzon: January 31, February 7 & 14, 2014
NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT
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accommodating customer service representatives lead by their Store Manager Cedric P. Mayrina.
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT
& EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF
GUAGUA, PAMPANGA
RURAL BANK OF SAN LUIS
(PAMP) INC.,
Mortgagee,
-versus-
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
THIRD JUDICIAL REGION
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
BRANCH 47
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA
PETITION FOR CANCELLATION OF THE
SIMULATED CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH
OF JAZLYN CHOE RAPANUT ROSSI
FREM CASE NO. G-14-2193
RICO PAGUIO, represented
by VIRGILIO PAGUIO
Mortgagor,
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NOTICE OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SALE
WHEREAS, Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as
amended by Act 4118, filed by Rural Bank of San Luis (Pamp) Inc., mortgagee,
represented by Rodolfo N. Reyes, Vice President/Gen. Manager, with address
at c/o Rural Bank of San Luis, Sto. Cristo, Guagua, Pampanga, against
mortgagor, Rico Paguio, represented by Virgilio Paguio, a resident of Centro
Sta. Monica, Floridablanca, Pampanga, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness
which as of November 14, 2013, amounts to FIVE HUNDRED FIFTY NINE
THOUSAND FORTY SEVEN PESOS AND 96/100 (P559,047.96) Philippine
currency , as principal, exclusive of interest, penalties, attorneys fees and cost
of foreclosure, the Clerk of Court & Ex-Officio Sheriff of the Regional Trial Court,
Guagua, Pampanga, thru Sheriff Elisa C. Morales, will sell at public auction
on 28th day of February, 2013 at 10:00 in the morning or soon thereafter at
the entrance of the Municipal Trial Court of Floridablanca, Pampanga, to the
highest bidder in cash and in Philippine currency the herein-below described
real property with all the improvements thereon, to wit;
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 607781-R
A parcel of land ( Lot 17-B-8-Q of the subd plan Psd-03-048155,
being a portion of Lot 17-B-8 (L.R.C.) Psd-180526, LRC. Rec. No.),
situated in the Bo. of Sta. Monica, Mun. of F’blanca, Prov. of Pamp.
Bounded on the NE., along line 1-2 by Lot 17-B-2 (LRC) Psd-03180526; on the SE., along line 2-3 by Lot 17-B-8-R; on the NW., along
line 4-1 by lot 17-B-8-P; on the subd. plan x x x x containing an area
of FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN (527) Square Meters.
The Notice of Extra-Judicial Sale will be published in a newspaper of
general circulation in the province of Pampanga and Angeles City, once a week
for three (3) consecutive weeks and be posted in three (3) conspicuous public
places prior to the date of sale for the information of the public in general and of
the interested parties in particular.
Prospective bidders are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the
title of the above-described property and the encumbrances existing thereon,
if any there be.
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 March 7, 2014 also at 10:00 in the morning and at the same
place mentioned above without further notice.
Guagua, Pampanga, February 3, 2014.
ELISA C. MORALES
Sheriff IV
Notice is hereby given that the heirs of CELESTINA PEREZ MALINAO
who died intestate on March 31, 2003 in Angeles City executed an Affidavit
of Extrajudicial Settlement with Deed of Sale of her estate, more particularly
described as a parcel of land (Lot 9, Block 23 of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd27625, being a portion of the parcel of land described described in T.C.T. No.
33946-R, LRC (G.L.R.O.) Rec. No. 8714) situated in the Barrio of Sto. Domingo,
Municipality of Angeles, Province of Pampanga and covered by Transfer
Certificate of Title No. 108896, before Notary Public Paterno S. Guevarra as per
Doc No. 60, Page 13, Book VI, Series of 2014.
Copy furnished:
Rodolfo N. Reyes, Vice President/Gen. Manager
c/o Rural Bank of San Luis, Sto. Cristo, Guagua, Pampanga
Punto! Central Luzon: January 31, February 7 & 14, 2014
PUNTO! Central Luzon: February 7, 14 & 21, 2014
Rico Paguio
Sta. Monica, Floridablanca, Pampangha
SPOUSES ARLENE RAPANUT
ROSSI AND JARNO ROSSI,
Represented by their Attorney-in-fact
OFELIA SAMPANG RAPANUT,
Petitioners,
-versus-
SP. PROC. CASE NO. 5605
THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF
SAN FERNANDO CITY, PAMPANGA,
NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE and
JARANINE QUINTO,
Respondents.
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ORDER
This is a verified amended petition for cancellation of the certificate of live
birth of Jazlyn Choe Rapanut Rossi.
The petitioner alleges that on May 18, 2012, while petitioner was at their
residence in Mexico, Pampanga, respondent Jaranine Quinto arrived bringing
a newly born infant and told her that she was looking for someone to adopt
the child because that was the instruction of the mother of the child; that she
told respondent Jaranine Quinto that her daughter Arlene Rapanut Rossi and
son-in-law Jarno Rossi were interested in adopting a child because they were
childless at that time; the respondent Jaranine Quinto suggested to her that she
will work for the issuance of the birth certifictae of the newly-born infant, to which
she acceded; that respondent Jaranine Quinto asked the names of prospective
adopters and she gave the names of her daughter, and her son-in-law who were
in Italy at that time; that she presumed that respoindent Jaranine Quinto would
cause the registration of birth of the child in the name of the latter’s biological
parents, then the birth certificate will be used in filing a petition for adoption;
that she was surprise that respondent Jaranine Quinto made it appear on the
birth certificate of said child that she is the daughter of her daughter, Arlene S.
Rapanut, with the latter’s husband Jarno Rossi; that she was unaware of the
entries in the birth certificate of Jazlyn Choe Rapanut Rossi is simulated and
entries made thereon are not correct.
WHEREFORE, finding the amended petition to be sufficient in form and
substance, let the same be set for initial hearing on May 8, 2014 at 2:00 o’clock
in the afternoon at the session hall of this branch. During the hearing on said
date and time, any person may appear and show cause why this petition should
not be granted.
Let copy of this Order, be published at the expense of the petitioner, once
a week for thee (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation
nin the province of Pampanga, prior to the scheduled date of initial hearing of
this petition.
Finally, let a copy of this Order with a copy of the amended petition and
its annexes be forwarded the Office of the Solicitor General, Office of the Civil
Registrar General, National Statistics Office, Office of the Provincial Prosecutor,
City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
Pursuant to A.M. No. 08-4-1-SC in relation to OCA Circular No. 1082010, the counsel/s of petitioner/s or respondent/s is/are ordered to file
written manifestations, under oath, within 10 days from receipt, declaring as
to whether or not they, or his/her client/s is/are realted to the Clerk of Court of
this branch, and stating therein his/her/their degree of relationship by affinity or
consanguinity.
SO ORDERED.
City of San Fernando, Pampanga, January 21, 2014.
Virgilio Paguio
Centro, Sta Monica, Floridablanca, Pampanga
EDGAR Y. CHUA
Judge
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EDITA SAING-REYES,
Petitioner,
-versusSP. PROC. NO. 9059
THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OFFICE OF
ANGELES CITY, NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE
AND THE OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL,
Respondents.
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ORDER
A verified petition has been filed by petitioners Reena N. Samonte, in her
behalf and as Atty-In-Fact of Rosalie N. Samonte, praying that after due notice
and hearing, a Decision be issued CHANGING the name of the petitioner in
her Marriage Contract from Editha David to Edita Saing under Civil Registry
Number 90-3397. Other reliefs just and equitable under the premises are
likewise prayed for.
WHEREFORE, finding the petition to be in due form and substance and
pursuant to Rule 108 of the Rules of Court as amended, this Court hereby sets
the initial hearing of this case on MARCH 24, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. to be held at
Regional Trial Court Branch 59, 2nd Flr., Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos
Hall of Justice, Pulung Maragul, Angeles City and directs the publication of
this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Pampanga
and Angeles City at the expense of the petitioner, once a week for three (3)
consecutive weeks, at which date, time and place of hearing, any person who
may have interest in the petition may appear and show cause, if any why said
petition should not be granted.
The petitioner is directed to serve copies hereof, together with copies
of the petiution and its annexes, upon the CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL,
National Statistics Office, the OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL and
the CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR OF ANGELES, and to submit proof of compliance
hereof.
Furnish the Civil Registrar General, the Office of the Solicitor General,
the City Civil Registrar of Angeles, the CLERK OF COURT, OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF COURT, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, ANGELES CITY, the
PETITIONER and her COUNSEL with copies of this Order.
SO ORDERED.
Angeles City, January 21, 2014.
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