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VOL. 12 NO. 33 • TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013

The best things in life are Libre

Epal, keep out
Pakiusap, mga politiko: Huwag na magsabit ng tarpolin na may mukha ninyo sa ruta na dadaanan ng prusisyon ng Nasareno

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UWAG bibigay sa tukso ng “tarpaulitics.” Hinimok ng isang bantay ng kalikasan ang mga politiko na huwag ipaskil ang mga tarpolin nilang “Happy Fiesta” sa ruta ng prusisyon ng imahen ng Senyor Nasareno sapagkat madudungisan nila ang taimtim na kaganapan.
of the procession, harm the trees and muddle up the bridges, electric cables, lampposts and structures where the tarps are usually fastened or hung,” ani Alejo. Ginugunita sa piyesta ang unang prusisyon upang ilipat ang Senyor Nasareno sa minor basilica sa Quiapo mula sa isang simbahan sa Intramuros noong Enero 9, 1767. Marami ang nakikibahagi sa taunang piyesta upang idulog sa Diyos ang mga suliranin sa pera, pamilya o negosyo, o upang gu-

Tinutukoy na “tarpaulitics,” o kilala ring “epal,” ang walang habas na pagpapaskil ng mga pangalan o mukha ng mga politiko o mga kandidato sa halalan. “Tarpaulins do not lead to a happy fiesta. In fact, tarpaulins are a nuisance that can confuse the spiritual message of unity,” pahayag ni Edwin Alejo, EcoWaste Coalition coordinator. Nakadaragdag din ang mga tarpaulin sa basura pagkatapos ng piyesta, anang pangkat. “[They] block the public view

maling sa karamdaman. Sa halip na gumastos sa mga tarpaulin, hinimok ang mga politiko ng EcoWaste na magbigay na lang ng libreng pagkain sa mga deboto gamit ang mga sisidlang nabubulok o maaaring gamiting muli at tumulong sa paglilinis pagkatapos ng piyesta. Nililok ng isang Mehikano ang orihinal na imahen, at dinala sa Maynila ng isang paring Rekoletos noong 1607. Dumating ang imahen mula Mexico lulan ng barkong nasunog. Hindi ito lubusang nakaligtas sa apoy, kaya nagkulay uling ito. Erika Sauler, Jeannette I. Andrade

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PANALO
KUMAKAWAY si 2012 Miss Universe first runner up Janine Tugonon pagdating niya sa alma mater na University of Sto. Tomas sa Maynila bilang bahagi ng kanyang homecoming parade sa Kamaynilaan kahapon. Higit na kilalanin si Janine sa Page 4. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

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3 PULIS, 3 SUNDALO KASAMA SA 13 NAPATAY

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napatay, si Victorino “Vic Siman” Atienza Jr., ay kilalang operator ng jueteng at “godfather” ng Small Town Lottery (STL) bookies sa Laguna at Batangas. “Because he and his group operate bookies, they had been at odds not only with police officials in the area, but also with the legal operators and employees of STL,” anang isa sa dalawang source. NAGA CITY—Isang apat-nametrong “drone”—o sasakyang panghimpapawid na walang piloto na gawa sa Estados Unidos—ang nakuha ng mga mangingisda sa katubigan ng bayan ng San Jacinto sa Ticao Island sa Masbate, sinabi ng hepe ng pulis sa lalawigang-pulo noong Lunes. Nakita ng mga mangingisdang sina Jolly Llacer at Ricky Cantoria ang sasakyang palutang-lutang. Hinila nila ito noong Linggo ng umaga at dinala sa San Jacinto nang hindi nalalaman kung ano ito, ani Senior Supt. Heriberto Olitoquit sa isang panayam sa telepono. Sinabi ni Olitoquit na binigay

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Away sa jueteng sinisilip
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Drone ng US nakuha ng mga mangingisda lulutang-lutang sa dagat ng Masbate
ng dalawang mangingisda ang sasakyan sa mga opisyal ng barangay at kapagdaka’y sa pulisSan Jacinto, na naunang inulat sa tanggapan ng pulisya sa lalawigan na isa itong “bomba.” Nagmadaling tumulak ang mga operatiba ng pulisya, na tinukoy na isa itong Americanmade unmanned aerial vehicle, batay sa markang nakita sa sasakyan, ani Olitoquit. Sa Maynila, sinabi ng Embahada ng US na walang armas ang drone at hindi ito ginamit sa paniniktik. Ngunit hindi pa nito binanggit kung pinalipad ito ng pwersang US. JCS, TQ

AGAWAN sa jueteng sa Timog Katagalugan ang ugat ng pagkakapatay sa 13 katao—kabilang ang ilang pulis at sundalo—sa isang umano’y barilan Linggo ng gabi sa Atimonan, Quezon, ayon sa ilang source ng INQUIRER sa Philippine National Police.
Hindi bababa sa tatlong pulis at tatlong sundalo ang kasama sa mga nasawi sa umano’y engkwento laban sa mga sundalo ng Army special forces at pulisya. Naniniwala ang mga kaanak ng mga nasawi na walang nangyaring barilan at sadyang pinatay ang 13.

Kinumpirma ni PNP Director General Alan Purisima na kasama sa namatay si Supt. Alfredo Perez Consemino, acting group director ng Regional Headquarters Support Group sa Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon at Palawan). Ayon sa pulisya, kasapi ng sindikato ng gun-for-hire ang ilan sa ibang napatay. Ngunit dalawang opisyal ng pulisya ang nagsabi na isa sa mga

Walang pasok sa 7 paaralan sa ruta ng prusisyon
UPANG makaiwas sa peligro ang mga magaaral, guro at kawani ay sususpendihin sa Enero 9 ang pasok sa pitong pampublikong paaralan sa Maynila na daraanan ng prusisyon ng Senyor Nasareno. Tinukoy ng Department of Education (DepEd) ang mga apektadong paaralan bilang Manila High School, Victoriano Mapa High School, Apolinario Mabini Elementary School, Geronimo Santiago Elementary School, Ramon Avanceña High School, Manila Science High School at Araullo High School. “Classes [in those schools] which are on the route of the procession of the Feast of the Black Nazarene will be suspended on Wednesday, Jan. 9, to ensure the safety of s t u d e n t s . Re g u l a r classes will resume on Thursday, Jan. 10,” anang DepEd. D a a n l i b o n g d eboto ang dumarayo at nakikiisa sa taunang prusisyon ng imahen ng Nasareno dahil sa m g a m i l a g r o n g n atatanggap nila rito. Sa pista sa Enero 9, ang paggunita sa paglilipat ng imahen ng Nasareno, ilalabas ang imahen mula sa Minor Basilica sa simbahan ng Quiapo at dadalhin muna sa Quirino Grandstand sa Luneta. Mula roon ay ibabalik ito sa simbahan sa pamamagitan ng pagparada nito sa mga kalsada sa lungsod. Dona Z. Pazzibugan

Comelec maglalagay ng checkpoint sa buong Pinas
Ni Jocelyn R. Uy
ANIM na araw bago ang simula ng limangbuwang panahon ng halalan sa Linggo, inutos ng Commission on Elections (Comelec) ang pagtatayo ng mga checkpoint sa lahat ng mga lungsod at bayan sa buong bansa upang tiyakin ang mahigpit na pagp a p a t u p a d s a p a gbabawal sa baril. S a k l a w s a p a gbabawal, na magkakabisa mula Enero 13 hanggang Hunyo 12, ang lahat, maliban sa mga ahensya ng pamahalaan na binig y a n n a a w t o m a t ikong eksempsyon ng lupong panghalalan. Sa ilalim ng Omnibus Election Code, itinuturing na paglabag ang pagbibitbit
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ng armas sa labas ng tahanan o sa mga lugar ng negosyo at may kaakibat na parusang pagkabilanggong aabot sa anim na taon at pagbabawal na makaupo sa puwest o n g h a l a l a t p a gbabawal na makaboto. Sa pamamagitan n g Re s o l u t i o n N o . 9588, sinabi ng Comelec en banc na hindi bababa sa isang

checkpoint, na pangungunahan ng isang regular na kasapi ng Armed Forces of the Philippines o ng Philippine National Po l i c e , a n g d a p a t itayo sa bawat lungsod o bayan. May 135 lungsod at 1,493 bayan sa bansa. “(A)dditional checkpoints may be established,” nakasaad sa resolusyon.

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Chito dF. dela Vega
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LRT braces for Feast of Black Nazarene
THE LIGHT Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) assures the safety and security of the devotees on the annual Feast of the Black Nazarene on Jan. 9.
LRTA Officer-inCharge Emerson L. Benitez said ridership is expected to surge on this day due to expected heavy traffic. Devotees and regular commuters prefer to take the LRT system as an alternative to the regular mode of transport because it is faster, more convenient and affordable. LRTA has recorded 620,987 passengers on the LRT Line 1 system last Jan 9, 2012, during the Feast of the Black Nazarene, while it has achieved its all-time highest ridership in both lines in a single day with 658,627 passengers and 234,450 for line 1 and 2 respectively during the Iglesia ni Cristo bible exposition in Luneta last Feb. 28, 2012. Benitez said that there will be enough station and security personnel to attend to the devotees and regular passengers. Helpdesks, additional medical personnel and Red Cross volunteers will also be deployed at the UN Avenue, Central, Carriedo, D. Jose and Recto stations to cope with the expected surge in passenger volume. “LRTA will still accommodate barefooted passengers to board the train in deference to the customary celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene. However, the “No inspection, No entry” policy shall still be strictly implemented in all LRT stations” Benitez added. Tens of thousands of devotees are expected to take part in the traditional procession on Wednesday.

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Grounded, but reaching up to the universe
By Armin Adina Photos by Rodel Rotoni
But that is exactly what 2012 Miss Universe first runner up Janine Tugonon does when she isn’t preoccupied with preparations for yet another beauty pageant and her other duties under the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. The 23-year-old licensed pharmacist and her boyfriend Jaypee Santos peddle seafood in their respective subdivisions, a thriving business that Tugonon is proud to be part of. “I’m very down-to-earth,” she said. “Kapag nagtitinda kami ng fish ng boyfriend ko, ako talaga ang kumukuha. Iyong iba buhay pa,” the beauty queen from Orion, Bataan said, just before she flew to Las Vegas for the 2012 Miss Universe pageant where she competed against 88 other international beauties. “Pagbalik ko [galing ng Miss Universe] itutuloy naming dalawa, kasi okay siyang negosyo eh,” she added. Already, the couple have sealed deals with several stall owners in wet markets for their fish supply. She has connections in Quezon province, Tugonon said, where Santos’ father hails

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HERE are a lot of terms that go with “beauty queen,” but one of the most unlikely is “fish vendor.”
from, and has made arrangements to source their merchandise from there to fill the need of their expanding market. Tugonon and Santos, a software engineer in the company where she used to work, have been dating for eight months now. As if to break once more the predictable mold of glamorous beauty queens, Tugonon confessed to another interest. “I want to study criminology,” she said. “Noong sobrang bata ako pinangarap kong maging doctor. Noong medyo lumaki na gusto ko talaga ‘profiling,’ iyong parang sa crime, magso-solve ng cases. Iyon ang gusto ko talaga. Iyon ang plano ko talaga before I joined Binibining Pilipinas again.” In fact, she sees herself flashing a second degree in criminology before she hits her thirties. “I wanna study forensics or criminology. Pangarap ko pa rin iyon ngayon,” she said, eyes gleaming with determination. Criminology and beauty pageants may seem worlds apart, but Tugonon finds a logical link between the two. “Siguro iyong thrill—thrill ng

EVEN at the airport, Janine gamely shows off her catwalk skills to her adoring fans.
“Kasi kung ako lang, definitely I don’t want to join na. I wanna study pa ulit, or work abroad,” she recalled. “It was my mom who really pushed me. Sinabi niya ‘you join na kasi you’re going to win’.” She sighed. “Syempre kapag ikaw naman ang nandoon hindi ka naman agad maniniwala. Syempre my mom, sasabihin mananalo talaga ako.” Tugonon said she had to pray hard and ask God whether she should rejoin the national beauty pageant. “And I think He answered ‘yes, go ahead and do what I called you to do.’” This strong faith in God is another trait that she shares with other titleholders, particularly Supsup. Both are vocal about it and are not afraid to declare their religious beliefs. Supsup’s response during the 2011 Miss Universe pageant centered on her faith, while Tugonon similarly invoked her beliefs during the 2012 Binibining Pilipinas pageant in April. During the national pageant’s question-and-answer round, Tugonon declared: “I believe that women have the right to choose… what they want. But for me, you’ll have to go for what God has called you to do, whatever it is… You must do what your purpose is in this world. Just have a child-like faith and mature obedience, and everything will go smooth(ly).”

JANINE is the real 2012 Miss Universe winner for Filipinos and many other followers around the world.
pagsali, maka-compete at malaman kung sino ang mananalo. Meron akong ganong personality eh, gusto ko ng thrill.” she explained. Analyzing events and finding correlations between seemingly unrelated fields is easy for Tugonon, who credits her training as a pharmacist at the University of Santo Tomas for her critical thinking. “Phramacy is a course na lahat ng aspects of intellect mo mahahasa—analysis, critical thinking—and hanggang ngayon nasa akin ang mga trait na iyon. Kahit anong ibato mo sa akin I can adapt to the circumstances,” she said. Lessons learned in college have come in handy now that she is a beauty queen, she said. “Sa Miss Universe [pageant] marami kang makikilala, maraming events and situations na marami kang makakasalamuhang tao. So versatility and flexibility really helps a lot. Kahit saan ka dalhin ng Miss Universe, kahit anong ipagawa nila sa iyo, kahit ano kayang kaya mo,” added this titleholder who, like her predecessors 2010 Miss Universe fourth runner-up Venus Raj and 2011 Miss Universe third runner-up Shamcey Supsup, earned latin honors in college, being a cum laude graduate. Raj was a cum laude Communication Arts graduate at the Bicol University while Supsup was a magna cum laude Architecture graduate at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Tugonon was also among the topnotchers in the licensure examination for pharmacists, just like Supsup who topped the architecture board exams. But like Supsup, Tugonon was reluctant to join beauty contests and only did so on her mother’s prodding. She had joined the Bb. Pilipinas Pageant in 2011 and ranked first runner-up to Supsup. To join the 2012 competition, she had to give up that runner-up title as her contract stipulates that her duties span a total of 18 months after the 2011 coronation night.

JANINE shows there are no hard and fast rules to becoming a beauty queen.

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Nasa listahan ni Marian ang paghihiganti, paghuhubad
By Marinel R. Cruz

INAILANGAN ni Marian Rivera na muling imbentuhin ang sarili niya bilang maging sunudsunurang asawa sa drama serye ng GMA 7 na Temptation of Wife.

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“I changed even the way I talk, walk and dress up,” sabi ni Marian hinggil sa pagganap niya bilang Angeline Santos, ang masunuring asawa ni Marcel Salcedo (Dennis Trillo). “When I turn into my alter-ego Chantal, I’ll become mataray. I’ll use a different approach, something more befitting of a woman who wants to exact revenge.” Sabi ng aktres na binasa na niya ang mga script para sa Week 8 at 9 ng drama serye. “They’re really very interesting. When I become Chantal, I’ll be more daring... [I’ll] bare more skin. I’ll be required to exert more effort portraying her.” Aniya, nakahanap siya ng kasiyahan sa pagtanggap ng magandang reaksyon mula sa mga manonood. “It really means a lot to me that people are pleased with what I’m doing in ‘Temptation of Wife.’”

Castro). “It’s difficult to portray a wife whose husband was snatched away from her. I’m just acting the part, but I already feel the pain that a wife goes through. I pray this will not happen to me in the future,” pagtatapat ni Marian. “I consider myself lucky. I know that Dong is loyal to me.”

Handa na
Sabi ni Marian na kahit secure siya kay Dingdong, handa rin naman siya sa kabilang banda kung sakaling hindi man sila magsama bilang mag-asawa. “I fear it. If it happens, I know it’s

our destiny, and there’s a reason for it.” Ang serye ay remake ng 2008 Korean hit drama serye. Kasama niya rito sina Ayen Munji-Laurel at Rafael Rosell bilang mga pangunahing karakter. Si Dominic Zapata ang direktor. Bilang pabuya para sa kanyang sarili dahil sa sipag niya nitong nakaraang taon, sinabi ni Marian na balak niyang bumili ng bagong van. Ngunit magbabago pa rin ito kung matutuloy siya sa plano niyang mag-coproduce ng action-comedy film kasama si AiAi de las Alas.

MARIAN bilang Chantal

Kabaligtaran
Sa pagbisita ng INQUIRER kamakailan sa set ng Temptation sa Greenmeadows Quezon City, sinabi ni Marian na “exact opposite” ang katauhan niya sa ina ni Dingdong na si Angeline, na kapareho ang pangalan ng karakter na ginagampanan niya sa drama serye. “Dong’s mom is so kind and loving. She’s often quiet. She is also a very gracious host,” kuwento ni Marian. “We’re so different because I’m loud and talkative.” Sa serye, may asawa si Marian na may ibang babae at isang biyenang babae na malupit sa kanya. Magbabago ang lahat matapos niyang madiskubre na ang kulasisi pala ng kanyang asawa ay walang iba kundi ang kanyang mabuting kaibigan na si Heidi (Glaiza de

MULA kaliwa: Rafael Rosell, Marian, Dennis Trillo at Glaiza de Castro.

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ROMEL M. LALATA, Editor

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013

‘Year of independence’
By Marinel R. Cruz Photos by Romy Homillada
Gee recently moved to her own condominium unit in Quezon City where she spent last Christmas. For the holidays, Gee decorated her new dwelling with many Christmas lights. “I want it to look very sweet and romantic,” she said. “I feel proud of myself.” Past Christmases, she said, were usually “an intimate, special” celebration at her parents’ home in Antipolo. “It’s actually the New Year’s celebration that’s more chaotic, because the whole Canlas clan is present,” Gee told Living Stars. “My dad would serve bulalo while my mom would make sure we have 12 different kinds of fruits.” Gee has hosted shows like Pilipinas Win na Win, Music Uplate Live and MU Live for ABSCBN, and has appeared on series like Lokomoko High (TV5) and I Laugh Sabado (QTV11).

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V HOST-ACTRESS Gee Canlas has declared 2013 her “year of independence.”
Gee has also acted in indie films, most recently in Mark Shandii Bacolod’s “Ang Pakiramdam ng Puso Ko Kapag Iniiwan,” where she played the lead role. She was last seen as a contestant on the reality show “The Amazing Race Philippines” on TV5.

Modern Asian
Gee sought the help of her friend, interior designer Eloisa Gomez, to achieve the modern Asian look that she wanted for her new home. “The deep brown and earth tones make everything feel cozy,” observed Eloisa. “The design of the curtains also gives the room a neo-baroque look. It’s also practical because we used materials that are cost-effective.” “When I asked her what color she wanted, Gee chose red. She said it stands out. It’s bold and represents her character,”

Eloisa recalled. “To decorate the whole place with a very limited budget, we went to Divisoria and to Sta. Cruz in Manila to buy materials.” Eloisa made curtains from

space. I have my own world here. If I want to have friends over, I don’t have to worry about my parents and siblings being disturbed by the noise we would make.” “I want to do more cooking here,” said Gee, who served chili Cajun chicken pasta and pastillas pudding topped with Oreo cookies during this interview. Eloisa brought home-made ginger beer. “I have a lot of plans for this place. This is only the beginning,” said Gee. “First on my list is to install a quality sound system. I also GEE Canlas want to put up a giant frame where I fabrics that she bought from the can hang all my accesmarket. She and Gee made the sories—turn it into a huge artheadboard for the latter’s lowwork.” (mcruz@inquirer.com.ph) platform bed, using plywood, cloth and foam. The lamps were purchased from Landmark and the ottoman from SM Department Store. “Some of the pieces here are from Gee’s (Antipolo) house, like the bed and the square shelves. We chose other furniture that would go well with what she already has,” Eloisa said. “The (beige) easy chair came from my own room. I bought it from a deal website. Its color may look plain but its character is in its texture.” Condo living for Gee has many advantages. “The amenities here are really good. I can go out of my unit and just chill out at the penthouse. I plan to maximize the gym. It’s so hightech. It’s like I’m enrolled in Fitness First,” she pointed out. “Security here is also tight. You have to ask permission to be let in and out of the lobby door.”

Own space
The TV host-actress added: “I like the fact that I have my own

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Kung mahal ka niya, Di mo na naman alam maghihintay siya di ba? kung saan itatago pera

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ARIES

PPPP PPPP
Ikaw ang tama kaya sila ang mali

Gamitin mo na lang Pangit ng pic niya kasi Darating na rin ang pangit pala siya talaga ginhawa, konting tiis pa apelyido ng nanay mo

UNGGUTERO

BLADIMER USI

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TAURUS

Masakit talaga! Kagatin ba naman

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GEMINI

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Huwag magyabang, maghihirap ka rin uli

PP PPPP
Basta may camera, smile ka lang diyan

Matagal pa suweldo, Politika na nga lang e Iiwan ka nila pareho kasi di ka maka-decide barya na lang meron ka pepersonalin mo pa

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CANCER

Hihiyain ka niya sa harap ng ibang tao

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LEO

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Uubusin mo sa yosi pera para sa pagkain

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Walang sense yang mga gagawin ninyo

Hoy Pedro, lumagay ka na sa tahimik

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VIRGO

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Mag-ingat pa rin sa mga holdaper

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Iba ang sikat sa pagiging notorious

Di naman siya seryoso Humingi ka muna ng Huwag pagaksayahan sa pagkumusta sa iyo tigil-inuman sa barkada ng panahon ang sarili

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LIBRA

Dumarami yata ang mga kondisyon niya

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SCORPIO

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Ang walang pera magkakaroon din

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Yabang mo, wala ka naman ipagmamalaki

Di ka niya type, di raw plantsado damit mo

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Love:

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Money:

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Simula na ang seryosong trabaho
Career:

CROSSWORD PUZZLE

BY ROY LUARCA

Hindi niya type labi mo, Matapos kang utangan di ka na kakausapin SAGITTARIUS type niya lipstick mo

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30 PESOS na buo
ELDIN: Pare, kunwari, nakapulot ako ng 30 pesos? REAN: Oh tapos? ELDIN: Tapos bumili ako ng hamburger 18 pesos ang isa. Magkano sukli ko? REAN: 12 pesos. ELDIN:Bobo! Dos lang. Bente lang yung binigay ko. Bakit may nakita ka bang 30 pesos na buo? —JAMES MANGALINO, MRT 3
ACROSS
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SOLUTION TO TODAY’S PUZZLE

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013

SPORTS

DENNIS U. EROA, Editor

La Salle natumbok Bacolod HS hotshot
ASILO ng La Salle ang Bacolod high school sensation na si Kib Montalbo, na magsisimulang maglaro sa koponan sa susunod na season.
Maliksi at malakas, hinabol din ng Ateneo si Montalbo bago ito sumagot sa La Salle, na umabot sa Final 4 sa nakaraang season bago ilaglag ng Blue Eagles. Nitong Linggo ay ipinakilala si Montalbo, isang senior sa St. John’s Institute (SJI) sa Bacolod City, bilang pinakabagong recruit ng Green Archers habang nakamasid si Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr., team manager Terry Capistrano at coach Gee Abanilla. Si Cojuangco ay isa sa pangunahing tagasuporta ng La Salle. Nagka ingay sa so-

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cial networking site na Twitter nang i-post doon ni La Salle forward Jeron Teng ang litrato niya habang iniaabot kay Montalbo ang jacket ng koponan. Ilan pang paaralan ang naghangad na kunin si Montalbo matapos niyang pumasok sa Top 10 ng Junior NBA Philippines selection dalawang taon na ang nakakaraan. Maging ang coach noon ng Ateneo na si

Norman Black ay ginusto siyang kunin para sa Blue Eagles. Malaki ang naging papel ni Cojuangco para makumbinsi ang manlalaro na sumama sa Green Archers. Pinangunahan ng 5-foot-10 na si Montalbo ang SJI sa dalawang kampeonato at isang beses ay umiskor ng 51 puntos. “There’s a lot of pressure but I think I can handle it,” ani Montalbo sa INQUIRER Linggo nang gabi. CPT

Oklahoma reclaims overall lead
TORONTO—Oklahoma City Thunder reclaimed the overall NBA lead with a 104-92 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, starting a challenging run of road games in winning style. Elsewhere, highflying Miami and Memphis posted wins while the Los Angeles Lakers’ woes deepened with another home defeat. Oklahoma City’s Ru s s e l l We s t b r o o k scored 23 points while Kevin Durant had 22 as the Thunder enjoyed a winning start to a stretch that sees them play 11 of 13 on the road. Los Angeles dropped their third straight— and the Lakers are already 11 games off the lead—with a 112-105 loss to the Denver Nuggets. The Memphis Grizzlies became the latest team to beat the struggling Phoenix Suns, winning 92-81. The Miami Heat scored the final 21 points of the game to pad the margin in a 99-71 win over the Washington Wizards. Also, Charlotte Bobcats won 108-101 after overtime at the Detroit Pistons. IW

WALANG nagawa si Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee nang dumakdak si Los Angeles forward Pau Gasol sa kanilang laro sa homecourt ng Lakers nitong Linggo. Sa kabila nito, nagwagi pa rin ang Nuggets, 112-105.
INQUIRER WIRES

Weiss inalok ng 6 pang buwan
INAALOK ng Philippine Football Federation (PFF) si coach Michael Weiss ng dagdag na anim na buwan para manduhan ang Philippine Azkals. Sinabi ni PFF general secretary Edwin Gastanes na kinausap niya si Weiss nitong Sabado, pero humingi ang German coach ng konti pang panahon para pag-isipan ang alok. Napasok ng Azkals ang semis ng AFC Challenge Cup at ang AFF Suzuki Cup sa pamumuno ni Weiss. Sa Enero 16 magtatapos ang kasalukuyang dalawang-taong kontrata ni Weiss, ayon kay PFF president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta. Nakasalalay ang mas mahabang kontrata ni Weiss sa AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers sa Marso. Nauna nang sinabi ng Aleman na gusto niyang igiya ang Azkals sa AFC Cup sa Australia sa 2015. Sa ilalim ni Weiss ay nanalo ng 16 na laban ang Azkals, nakadraw ng 11 at natalo nang 10 beses. Samantala, hangad ng Azkals na kunin si Fil-Spanish striker Javier Patino para sa AFC Challenge Cup. CPT

ASTER Ortega, 17, B.S. Foreign Service student sa University of Manila (Hair and Makeup by Hasna Perez Ong)

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