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By Joyce P. Paares
THE government is ready to
blast houses standing in Metro
Manilas waterways and around
Laguna Lake if their residents re-
fused to leave voluntarily, and of-
cial said on Monday.
I just received instructions
from the President that if push
comes to shove, we will have to
blast those houses, Public Works
Secretary Rogelio Singson said af-
ter presenting a P352 billion ood
control and mitigation masterplan
to President Benigno Aquino III.
He said the amount included P5
billion worth of high priority and
high-impact ood control projects
within the year.
Govt set to blast houses
along Metro waterways
8 make it; De Lima out
Explosive ending. The 2012 Summer Olympics ends with an explosion of reworks that light up the sky above the Olympic Stadium in London. AP
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Aquino must choose next
CJ on or before August 27
Sotto tags US-based group
as pushing for RH measure
Arroyo again
hospitalized;
condition may
lead to death
By Macon Ramos-Araneta
SENATE Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto
III on Monday named the International Planned
Parenthood Federation, which provides fam-
ily planning services in over 180 countries, as
among the international groups pushing for the
passage of the reproductive health bill.
In a speech opposing the bill Monday,
Sotto said the US-based federation had com-
missioned medical associations to change the
denition of pregnancy from the point of con-
ception to the implantation of a fertilized egg
in the uterus, so that contraceptives would not
be considered abortifacients.
Sotto also spoke of the death of his rst-
born son Vincent Paul exactly 37 years ago,
FORMER President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo was taken
to the hospital on Monday af-
ter a titanium plate implant on
her spine that runs up her throat
was dislodged and her condition
could lead to sudden death,
her doctors said on Tuesday.
Roberto Anastacio, resident
cardiologist at the Makati Med-
ical Center, reported a dete-
rioration of the anterior cervical
cage and said Arroyo would
undergo a CT-scan to deter-
mine her condition.
I suggest that we repeat our
Quantum CT-scan to determine
the status of the risk and how to
address it, he said.
LONDON And now, on to Rio!
London brought the curtain down on
a hugely entertaining Olympics with a
sensational rock n roll nostalgia tour
of a closing ceremony that thrilled the
London night with top-of-the-chart
classics, supermodels and psychedelic
mayhem.
After a glorious two weeks of never-
to-be-forgotten moments that left Brit-
ain exhausted, exhilarated and deeply
proud, organizers handed the baton
to 2016 host Brazil, which must now
take up the Herculean task of matching
them.
Judging by the swaying samba of
Marisa Monte and the sexy baritone of
Seu Jorge in Brazils eight-minute mu-
sical and visual postcard for the 2016
games, they look to be off to a foot-
stomping start.
But Sunday was all about Britain.
The three-hour extravaganza offered
a sensory blast including rock n roll
rickshaws, dustbin percussionists, an
exploding yellow car and a marching
band in red tunics and bearskin hats.
The Spice Girls staged a show-stop-
ping reunion, and Monty Pythons Eric
Idle sauntered through Always Look
on the Bright Side of Life - accom-
panied by Roman centurions, Scottish
bagpipers and a human cannonball.
It all made for a madcap mashup that
had 80,000 fans at Olympic Stadium
stomping, cheering and singing along.
Organizers estimated 300 million or
more were watching around the world.
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 111 has de-
clared Aug. 20, Monday, as a regular national
holiday in observance of Eidl Fitr, which
marks the end of the month-long fasting for
Muslims during the Ramadan, Malacaang
announced on Monday.
Ofcials said Mr. Aquino signed Procla-
mation 455 declaring the holiday, which was
intended to give Filipinos the opportunity to
After a closed door delib-
erations, the 8-man council
recommended to President
Aquino the nominations of ve
incumbent SC justices led by
Acting Chief Justice Antonio
Carpio, who got seven votes
from the members of the JBC
during their nal voting, three
other so-called outsiders.
Three justices placed second in
the closed-door voting of JBC
Roberto Abad, Arturo Brion and
Ma. Lourdes Sereno, along with
solicitor general Francis Jardele-
za and former executive secre-
tary and San Juan Rep. Ronaldo
Zamora, they all got six votes.
Associate Justice Teresita
Leonardo-de Castro and for-
mer Ateneo law dean Cesar
Villanueva completed the list
with ve votes each.
In an interview, Iloilo Rep.
Niel Tupas Jr., ex-ofcio mem-
ber of JBC, disclosed that each
of their members was asked
to pick eight names from the
list of 20 candidates. He said
they decided to include in the
shortlist those who got at least
ve votes.
By Macon Ramos-
Araneta and Joel E.
Zurbano
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III
tipped off the Bureau of Customs
about the attempt to smuggle
P500 million worth of Indian rice
into the country in April, Customs
Commissioner Ruffy Biazon told
a Senate hearing on Monday.
In the second hearing on the
smuggling of 420,000 sacks of
Indian rice through the Subic Bay
Freeport Zone, Biazon described
the source of his information as
a person in government who
gave me reliable information.
Associate Justice Roberto Afan Abad
Earned his law degree from the Ateneo De Manila
University in 1968 and passed the 1969 Bar exams
with a grade of 81.70 percent. He was appointed to
the high court on Aug. 7, 2009, by GMA.
He used to teach various law subjects at the Uni-
versity of Santo Tomas and was a senior partner of
the Abad Law Firm prior to his high court appoint-
ment from 1986 to 2009.
Francis Huising Jardeleza
Jardeleza is now the solicitor general. He was
San Miguel Corp.s general legal counsel for 14
years prior to his appointment as deputy Om-
budsman for Luzon.
Jardeleza graduated cum laude at UP Law and
ranked third in the 1975 Bar exams with a grade of
88.35 percent.
Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Aranal Sereno
Sereno is Mr. Aquinos rst appointee to the high
court on Aug. 13, 2010. She graduated cum laude and
class valedictorian from UP Law in 1984
Prior to her appointment as high court justice, she
served as legal counsel for various government agen-
cies from 1994 to 2008 and was a law professor at UP
from 1986 to 2002.
Cesar Lapuz Villanueva
Villanueva was Ateneo Law Schools former dean.
He graduated cum laude and class valedictorian from
Ateneo Law and placed second in the 1982 Bar exams
with a grade of 90.15 percent.
Ronaldo B. Zamora
Zamora served as executive decretary during the Es-
trada presidency from 1998 to January 2001.
He graduated magna cum laude and class valedicto-
rian of UP Law in 1969 and was Bar topnotcher in 1970
with a grade of 87.3 percent.
He served as San Juan and Mandaluyong representa-
tive in the Lower House from 1987 to 2010.
Associate Justice Arturo Dizon Brion
Brion is the 4th most senior magistrate of the
high court. He graduated cum laude and class vale-
dictorian of Ateneo Law in 1974 and was Bar to-
pnotcher in 1975 with a 91.65 percent rating.
Prior to his appointment to the high court by
GMA on March 18, 2008, Brion served as under-
secretary of Labor and Foreign Affairs from 2001
to 2003, as an associate justice of the Court of Ap-
peals in July 2003, and as Labor Secretary in 2006.
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Tirol Carpio
Carpio is the acting chief justice of the high
court and the most senior of the sitting justices.
He was the valedictorian of the 1975 UP Law
class and placed 6th in the 1976 Bar exams with a
grade of 85.70 percent. He was appointed by GMA
to the high court on Oct. 26, 2001.
He co-founded the Carpio Villaraza Cruz and As-
sociates law ofces (aka The Firm) in 1980.
Associate Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro
De Castro is the 3rd most senior justice of the
high court. She earned her law degree at UP Law in
1972 and passed the Bar exams the following year
with a grade of 80.90 percent.
Prior to her appointment to the high court by
GMA on Dec. 1, 2007, she served as the Sandigan-
bayans associate justice from 1997 and was its pre-
siding justice from 2004.
Aquino plays tipster
in rice smuggling try
Palace declares
Aug. 20 holiday
On to Rio! London puts out Olympic flame
Rank By Total

Nation G S B Total
1 USA 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 22 87
3 Russian Federation 24 25 33 82
4 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
5 Germany 11 19 14 44
6 Japan 7 14 17 38
7 Australia 7 16 12 35
8 France 11 11 12 34
9 Republic of Korea 13 8 7 28
10 Italy 8 9 11 28
11 Netherlands6 6 8 20
12 Ukraine6 5 9 20
13 Canada1 5 12 18
14 Hungary 8 4 5 17
15 Spain 3 10 4 17
16 Brazil 3 5 9 17
17 Cuba 5 3 6 14
18 Kazakhstan 7 1 5 13
19 New Zealand 5 3 5 13
20 Belarus 3 5 5 13
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China tries
partnership
approach
By Sara D. Fabunan
CHINESE foreign minis-
ter Yang Jeichi said over the
weekend that Beijing highly
values the importance of de-
veloping the strategic partner-
ship with the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations and
is committed to its bigger role
in East Asian cooperation and
regional integration.
Yang made the statement at
the close of his two-day visit
to Kota Kinabalu in East Ma-
laysia, the second of a three-
nation swing in Southeast
Asia which, curiously, does
not include Hanoi and Manila,
which are challenging Bei-
jings claims to the islands in
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Rey E. Requejo
THE Judicial and Bar Council nally
came out with a shortlist of eight nomi-
nees for the chief justice of the Supreme
Court and subsequently submitted it to
President Aquino yesterday.
Tearful Sotto. Senator Tito Sotto wipes
his tears during an emotional speech on the
Reproductive Health bill in the Senate.
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The House of Representatives
led by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte
Jr. and Minority Leader and Que-
zon Rep. Danilo Suarez mourned
his passing. Escudero died in his
sleep at his residence in Quezon
City after battling the disease for
two years.
Escudero, the Agriculture
minister of the late President
Ferdinand Marcos, had been a
member of the defunct Interim
Batasang Pambansa, and was
subsequently elected to the 8th,
9th, 10th, 14th and the 15th
Congresses representing the 1st
District of Sorsogon.
He also served as a dean of the
UP College of Veterinary Medi-
cine in Los Baos, and was most
recenly chairman of the House
committee on basic education
and culture.
Belmonte on Monday described
Escudero, who led the House com-
mittee on basic education and Cul-
ture, as a valued personal friend.
Belmont said that, despite bat-
tling cancer for the past years,
Sonny has shown utmost dedi-
cation to public service worthy of
emulation by all of us who serve
in government despite having to
battle cancer, Belmonte said.
To the end, he has religiously
attended sessions and committee
hearings, actively participating de-
spite being in a wheelchair.
Escuderos remains will be
brought to the Mt. Carmel Church
on Broadway in New Manila,
Quezon City.
The House leadership will hold
necrological services for him on
Aug. 15 at the Batasan Complex,
after which his body will be re-
turned to Mt. Carmel Church.
Maricel V. Cruz
Escudero III dies of cancer
SORSOGON Rep. Salvador Escudero
III, the father of Senator Francis Escu-
dero, died of colon cancer at dawn on
Monday. He was 69.
Second hearing. Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon testies
at the Senate on the 420,000 sacks of Indian rice worth half a billion
pesos that his men conscated at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
For posterity. Sorsogon Rep. Salvador Escudero III poses for a
souvenir picture on July 23 with his female colleagues in Congress
moments before President Benigno Aquino III delivered his State-of-
the-Nation Address. He died of colon cancer on Aug. 13.
A COURT in Mandaluyong
City has ruled that unpaid text-
book printers should be includ-
ed within the denition, scope
and intent of the remedies pro-
vided by law to unpaid sellers
under the Civil Code.
Petitioner M. Y. Internation-
al Trading Corp. had asked
RTC Branch 213 to determine
the application of Article
1525 and Article 15266 and
the rights and guarantees as
provided by articles 1533 and
1534 of the Civil code
Under those provisions, un-
paid sellers are given the right
of lien over unpaid books and
the right to recover by way of
resale.
MITC says the courts deci-
sion virtually slams the door
against unscrupulous publishers
who hide behind the provisions
of copyright protection, limit-
ing printers ability to seek pay-
ment through civil suits.
As a result of the courts de-
cision, MITC earned the right
to recover what Saint Marys
Publishing Corp. owes it by
reselling the books that SMPC
refused to pay for.
The copyright on the books
cannot be taken separately
from the books themselves,
Judge Carlos Valenzuela said.
The ownership of the physi-
cal books necessarily comes
with the ownership of the copy-
right over such books.
MITC says the Mandaluyong
courts decision paves the way
for a more direct and straightfor-
ward recovery by the book print-
ers that are similarly situated.
City court
nds for
printers
Aquino...
The source is a very reliable
source. There was no reason to
question the source, Biazon
said.
He made the statement even as
Customs stood pat on its claim
that the 420,000 sacks of rice
were smuggled and the Subic
port was their nal destination.
There was clearly a grand de-
sign to illegally ship the 420,000
bags of imported white rice into
the country because the ship-
ment was undocumented and its
consignee tried to make the ship-
ment appear as a transshipment
load to Jakarta, he said.
The National Food Authority on
Sunday said the shipment could
not be considered smuggled be-
cause it remained inside Subic.
Legally, as long as the rice re-
mains inside the port and is not
sold to local traders, we cannot
consider it smuggled, NFA chief
Lito Banayo said.
He said Amira Food Ltd., the
shipper of the rice, was one of
the biggest traders in India, and
that it was exporting rice to Iran,
Iraq, Bangladesh, Indonesia and
Malaysia.
He said Amira was also a supplier
of the World Food Program under
the auspices of the United Nations,
but the NFAdid not issue an import
permit to Metro Eastern Trading
Corp., the warehouse where the rice
shipment was stored.
Meanwhile, Biazon also told the
joint Senate hearing by the com-
mittee on agriculture and food led
by Senator Francis Pangilinan that
he quickly acted on the informa-
tion supplied by his source and or-
dered his men to be on alert.
He said the message was sent
to him by the source through text.
I personally know the source, so
I did not have reason to doubt it.
Biazon initially declined to
reveal his source in the hearing
and insisted he would disclose
his source in condence, and
identify the source in an execu-
tive session.
I leave it to the wisdom of the
senators after I reveal and iden-
tify the source in an executive
section, he said.
If the senators say that I
name the source in public, I will
perfectly be willing to do it.
In pressing for the identity
of his source, Senate President
Juan Ponce Enrile said he didnt
see any problems if the informa-
tion was given precisely to Cus-
toms to watch the ports.
Whether he is the Senate presi-
dent, chief justice of the Supreme
Court, vice president or President
doesnt matter. In fact, he should
be commended, Enrile said.
When Senator Loren Legarda
quizzed Biazon on the exact text
[message] and what embold-
ened him to do what he did and
what did he nd out, Pangilinan
contended that the name of the
source be rst revealed.
Legarda then said that the Sen-
ate president and the committee
chairman [Pangilinan] wanted to
hear the name now.
Arroyo...
I do hope the patient will
consider my serious suggestion
of re-investigation and second
opinion.
CT scans are high-resolution
images that use X-rays to study
certain parts of the body. They
are used to study the chest, ab-
domen and pelvis and are useful
in diagnosing cancers.
Arroyo had a series of spine
surgeries last year and had to
wear a neck brace to prop her
up. Last week, she choked on a
chunk of melon and a piece of
meat at dinner.
Anastacio said Arroyo, who
was dehydrated and had lost
weight, was also suffering from
coronary artery obstruction. The
dislodged titanium plate could af-
fect breathing and blood circula-
tion and could lead to death.
Arroyo was under hospital arrest
at the Veterans Memorial Hospi-
tal for eight months on charges of
electoral fraud and was released on
bail last month after the court trying
her case said the evidence against
her was weak.
It was not immediately
known whether she will be
conned at the Makati Medical
Center or allowed to go home
within the day. Maricel Cruz
Palace...
join our Muslim brothers and sisters
in the observance and celebration of
Eid-l Fitr.
The declaration will bring the reli-
gious and cultural signicance of the
Eidl Fitr to the fore of national con-
sciousness, Mr. Aquino said.
Ramadan, which is observed
by Muslims all over the world, is
a movable holiday based on the
Islamic calendar.
Filipinos may look forward to
a long weekend because Aug. 21,
Tuesday, is also a special non-work-
ing holiday to observe the 29th death
anniversary of Mr. Aquinos father,
Ninoy Aquino.
Aug. 21 is a special non-working
holiday by virtue of Republic Act
9256, which was enacted during the
administration of President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo in 2004.
Joyce Pangco Paares
Onto...
What a way to end a games
far more successful than
many Londoners expected.
Early security glitches were
conquered with the help of
the military, road trafc was
manageable and the wettest
early summer on record gave
way to mostly sunny skies.
More importantly, British
athletes overachieved.
It all came with a price tag
of $14 billionthree times
the original estimate. But no-
body wanted to spoil the fun
with such mundane concerns,
at least not on this night.
We lit the ame, and we
lit up the world, said Lon-
don organizing committee
chief Sebastian Coe. When
our time came, Britain, we
did it right. AP
The consensus is that even
just the name, Senator Panlo
Lacson said.
The information came from
the the President. It was Presi-
dent Benigno Noynoy Aquino
who gave me the information,
Biazon said.
He said he hesitated to name
his source because he was the
highest ofcial of the land.
I have no clearance to reveal,
but I will yield to the honorable
senators if I really have to reveal
my source.
Biazon said the President was
serious about combating smug-
gling, and that he should be com-
mended for it.
Senator Ralph Recto wanted to
know who gave the President the
information on the rice smuggling,
but Biazon said he did not know.
Enrile lambasted criticized the
ofcials of the Subic Bay Metro-
politan Authority whom he ac-
cused of lying.
Please be candid with us.
Im warning you, if you do not
tell the truth, Enrile told SBMA
Chairman Roberto Garcia.
Ill have you detained. Were
not joking here.
He gave the same warning to
Capt. Perfecto Pascual, SBMAs
seaport manager.
Dont confuse us here. I know
what Im doing here, he said.
8...

However, before proceeding
with the voting, the JBC mem-
bers voted to disqualify Justice
Secretary Leila de Lima for the
top judicial post because of her
two pending disbarment cases
with the Integrated Bar of the
Philippines.
Tupas said they decided
to implement their rule pro-
viding for disqualication of
candidates with pending ad-
ministrative cases.
Palaces representative,
Undersecretary for special
concerns Michael Freder-
ick Musngi pushed for the
suspension of this rule, but
failed to get the support from
other members of the council,
bared Tupas.
There was no consensus
on the motion to suspend the
rules. We did not even put it
to a vote. We tried to decide
by consensus but we did not
get it so Secretary de Lima
was disqualied, the law-
maker admitted.
Nonetheless, Tupas vowed
to push for the amendment of
this rule. We will take that up
at a proper time, but not now
because theres no consensus.
Probably at the future date, he
said.
But the council approved
a motion to reconsider the
earlier disqualication of
Jardeleza and another candi-
date, Securities and Exchange
Commissioner chairperson
Teresita Herbosa.
Jardeleza is facing an admin-
istrative case before the Supreme
Court, but it was found that there
was no prima facie nding of
merit yet on the complaint. The
complaint against Herbosa, on
the other hand, was already dis-
missed by the high court last Au-
gust 1.
In reconsidering the cases
of Jardeleza and Herbosa, the
JBC considered the Supreme
Court ruling last week that
dismissed outright the disbar-
ment complaint led by Lau-
ro Vizconde against Carpio.
The two were then qualied
for the nal voting, leaving De
Lima as only candidate dis-
qualied.
De Lima cannot hide her dis-
may over the JBCs decision.
I honestly dont know how to
react. Why was I singled out?
Thats the only question I want
to ask them, the visibly disap-
pointed Justice Secretary said, in
a chance.
The eight nal nominees
were chosen by JBC mem-
bers from a list of 20 can-
didates who completed the
two-month selection process,
which included psychological
test, oral interview and exam-
ination of assets.
Govt...
He made the statement even
as the weather bureau said
tropical storm Helen would
continue to hit Northern Luzon,
which had intensied the south-
west monsoon that last week in-
undated the country and left 92
people dead.
Weathermen said the prov-
inces initially threatened were
Quirino, Aurora, Isabela, Ka-
linga and Apayao, and the Ba-
buyan, Calayan and Batanes
Group of Islands.
The Agriculture Department
said the losses from typhoon
Gener and the moonsoon rain
had reached P1.18 billion.
The people minding Angat
Dam on Monday started re-
leasing water as the water level
there reached 215 meters on
Sunday or above its 210-meter
spilling level.
Singson said it has come to
a point where the government
had to set a deadline to remove
the houses in danger areas.
He said some 195,000 fami-
lies had to berelocated forcibly
to ensure they were not exposed
to unnecessary danger.
They have to be removed,
Singson said.
He said some 125,000 fami-
lies were living in the water-
ways in Metro Manila, and at
least 70,000 families were liv-
ing in the danger zones around
Laguna Lake. With Othel V.
Campos, Jonathan Fernandez
and Orlan L. Mauricio
Sotto...
which he blamed on his wifes use
of contraceptive pills.
For ve months I never
touched him. I never held my son.
He died, an emotional Sotto said.
He recounted how the doctor
at the Makati Medical Center had
told him that his son died because
his mother, actress Helen Gam-
boa, had taken contraceptives
after giving birth to their eldest
child, Romina, but had become
pregnant anyway.
I wanted to have a son. Why
did God take him away from us?
My son died on Aug.13, 1975, a
teary-eyed Sotto said.
He said he envied his col-
leagues, Senators Lito Lapid and
Pia Cayetano, who had also lost
children due to contraceptives
because they were able to hold
their children.
Lapid, he said, also blamed the
death of his son at the of age 9 on
the use of contraceptives.
Senator Lapid believes that
contraceptives cause the increas-
ing number of child abnormalities
and genetic disorders such as cleft
chins, multiple births, and con-
joined or Siamese twins disorder,
which were not that many before
contraceptives were introduced,
Sotto said.
My point is this: ovulation and
fertilization can still occur despite
[the intake of] pills. They do not
prevent ovulation 100 percent and
thus fertilization can still occur.
There are women with abnormal
bleeding and test positive in preg-
nancy tests despite taking the pill,
Sotto said pills rendered the
uterus hostile to implantation, ex-
pelling the fertilized ovum.
This is plain and simple abor-
tion, he said.
Sotto also enumerated the ad-
verse effects of the pill on women,
including several forms of cancer,
premature hypertension and coro-
nary artery disease, thromboem-
bolism and pulmonary embolism.
He pointed to the side effects
of intrauterine devices, including
cramps, bleeding between periods
and pelvic inammatory disease.
Given all these harmful effects
on women, are we going to allow
our government to spend billions to
purchase condoms, pills and IUDs
for the sake of what they call re-
productive health? he said.
He said the RH bill would not
solve the increasing number of ma-
ternal deaths during child birth.
If the RH bill was passed into
law, Sotto said, more than 11
mothers would die every day due
to the use of contraceptives.
He said his opposition to the
RH bill was not only part of his
job but very personal.
When he nished his story, he
slowly sat in his chair as tears
welled in his eyes.
Senate President Juan Ponce
Enrile, who also opposes the RH
bill, tried to comfort him, as did
Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. and
the author of the Senate version
of the bill, Cayetano.
In an interview after the speech,
Cayetano said she sympathized
with Sotto, but said there was
no credible research linking the
use of contraceptives to defects
among children.
Anyone who lost a child
deserves compassion and I ap-
proached Senator Sotto because I
know the pain of losing a child,
she said, but added that her own
experience was very different be-
cause she had not used contracep-
tives before her son Gabriel died
at the age of nine months in 2001.
When I gave birth, that was
my fourth pregnancy. I had a mis-
carriage on my second pregnancy.
I never used contraceptives at that
time. When I gave birth to my
third child, I had not used con-
traceptives and I was not using
when I got pregnant. But my son
did have a chromosomal disorder
maybe similar to his son. [Ga-
briel] also had a heart problem,
Cayetano said.
In the seventies, they did not
have the capacity to diagnose it
the way they did when my child
was born in 2000.
Cayetano said she would pre-
pare a written response to Sottos
speech.
China...
the South China Sea.
Yang earlier made a similar
two-day stopover in Jakarta,
and is set to travel to Brunei
today to cap a three-nation dip-
lomatic blitz.
Interestingly, while Yang
was doing his diplomatic blitz
in Southeast Asia, Beijing was
busy strengthening its stran-
glehold of the South China
Sea by extending its air eld
runaway in Woody Island, the
largest water of the Paracel Is-
lands (Xisha), where Sansha
City is located.
In a report posted in the
Hong-Kong-based Phoenix
Television website, Beijing
said Sansha city would become
the main Chinese military
base in the dispute over the
South China Sea.
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SSS P50-b deals under scrutiny
The SSS is considering PPP
projects because they look into it as
viable long-term investments, said
the resolution authored by party-
list congressman Rafael Mariano.
|The agency is also eyeing to pour
more funds into the local market
with particular attention to power
companies because of the potential
in terms of good returns.
The House committee on
good government and public
By Maricel V. Cruz
A resolution was led in the House of
Representatives seeking a congressional
probe of the plan of the Social Security
System to invest some P50 billion
in various public-private partnership
projects in the country.
accountability will summon
SSS president Emilio de Quiroz
and other ofcers on the plan
of the state-run loan agency to
increase members contribution
rates to extend the life of the
fund under Marianos House
resolution 2499.
The resolution said that the SSS
claims that the proposed structural
changes such as raising the
maximum monthly salary credit
would translate to higher pension
benets, including a 10 percent
across-the-board increase.
It said the additional
contribution and higher ceiling
would lengthen SSS fund life
from 2039 to 2046.
Citing a Commission on Audit
report in 2010, the resolution noted
a possible violation of Republic
Act 8282 or the SSS act of 1997
and Guidelines for Social Security
Funds, when SSS made a serious
business risk when it sold its P62
million shares in the Meralco.
The SSS is a government
agency run by government
appointees, the resolution noted.
The funds still belong to the
members, which are private sector
workers. While there is a need to
make good returns on investments
for continued service and benets,
it should still be cautious on the
management of its members
contributions, Mariano added.
The resolution said the increase
in contribution rate of members
would be from the current 10.4
percent to 11 percent.
The hike in contribution rate
would be equally shouldered
by employers and employees.
The increase is expected to be
implemented this year, he said.
Apart from raising contribution
rate, SSS also plans to increase
the maximum monthly salary
credit (MSC) ceiling ranging
from P15,000 to P20,000, which
is the basis for contribution
payments, the resolution read.
FILIPINO workers who
have worked under Koreas
Employment Permit Sys-
tem and have returned to the
Philippines can claim insur-
ance pay, according to Labor
Secrtary Rosalinda Baldoz.
There is an unclaimed
amount of Korean equivalent
of P9.3 million waiting for
Filipinos who worked under
the EPS, namely the Depar-
ture Expense Insurance and
Emigration Expiry Insurance.
The emigration expiry
insurance is a type of insur-
ance which a Korean em-
ployer pays to an insurance
company to pay for sever-
ance allowance of a foreign
national employed in South
Korea under the EPS. The
departure expense insurance,
on the other hand, is paid
by the employer for an EPS
workers departure expens-
es, Baldoz said.
POEA Administrator Hans
Cacdac reported that Jeong
Eun-Hee, Director General
of the Human Resources De-
velopment Service of Korea,
has sought the POEAs help
in locating the OFW-claim-
ants after the HRDS of Ko-
rea encountered difculty in
contacting them in the Philip-
pines, said Baldoz.
In a letter to Cacdac, Jeong
Eun-Hee said that as of No-
vember 2011, there were 453
Filipinos under the EPS who
have yet to claim their insur-
ance. Of the total, 265 OFWs
have yet to le their claim for
the Departure Expense Insur-
ance, while 188 Filipinos have
yet to le their claim for the
Emigration Expiry Insurance.
We would like to ask
your warm-hearted support
on this matter, said the Ko-
rean ofcial.
The HRDS Korea in the
Philippines said that to
claim the insurance, work-
ers under the EPS would
have to undergo the follow-
ing procedures:
(1) Visit the Korea HRDS
website at www.hrdkoreaph.
com and check your name on
the unclaimed insurance list.
(2) If qualied, follow the
guidelines. Fill out the ap-
plication form and upload
the requirements. Send them
through the website.
(3) The EPS Center will
transfer the application
forms to the head ofce after
verication.
(4) The insurance com-
pany (in South Korea) will
verify the requirements
again and remit the money to
applicants bank account.
(5) Applicants will receive
the insurance money
The documents required for
the insurance claim include
the insurance application
form, photocopy of the front
page of the passport, and pho-
tocopy of bank account. The
name of the claimant should
be the same on both passport
and bank account.
To submit the require-
ments through the website,
www.hrdkoreaph.com, a
claimant needs to: (a) join
as a member and then log in;
(b) look for the icon for un-
claimed insurance and click;
(c) follow the guidelines and
ll out the application form
and attach the requirements;
and (d) submit. The HRDS
Korea in the Philippines said
the receiving period for the
claims is four to six weeks
from the application date.
Vito Barcelo
Windfall from Korea awaits Filipino workers
By Florante S. Solmerin
BRIG. Gen. Essel Soriano,
a veteran of the Mindanao
battleelds as commander of
the Mechanized and Armor
Infantry, was appointed
as vice commander of the
90,000-strong Army.
The 54-year-old Soriano,
a member of the Philippine
Military Academy Matapat
Class of 1979, replaced his
classmate Maj. Gen. Renato
David, who bowed out from
military service after reaching
the mandatory retirement age of
56. He earned his moniker for
having tanks and cannons at his
disposal under the mechanized
and armor infantry.
As a young lieutenant,
Soriano got his baptism of re
in the battleeld in 2nd Light
Armor Company of Light
Armor Battalion operating
in Luzon. He served as
commander of the 4th and the
1st Light Armor Company,
Light Armor Brigade.
In 2000, Soriano headed
the 2nd Mechanized Infantry
Battalion, Light Armor
Brigade. In 2001 and 2002,
he commanded Task Force
Sagittarius and Task Force
Cotabato in Mindanao, before
becoming assistant division
commander of the Light
Armor Division.
From 2003 to 2005,
Soriano was sent on foreign
assignment as the Armed
Forces Representative in the
Global War on Terrorism,
Operation Iraqi Freedom, and
Operation Enduring Freedom.
Meanwhile, a former
spokesman of the Armed Forces
and current commander of the
Armys 3rd Infantry Division has
been named acting commander
of the Central Command while
President Benigno Aquino III
is yet to appoint a permanent
commander.
Maj. Gen. Jose Mabanta
Jr., a member of the
Philippine Military Academy
Dimalupig Class of 1981,
said that while he is the area
commander in the Visayas
he would also retain his
The Tank is Armys No. 2
THE unabated illegal logging
in Mindanao allegedly involv-
ing certain local executives
and ofcials from the Environ-
ment Department, the National
Commission on Indigenous
People and the National Police
is the latest target of a House
congressional probe.
Maguindanao Rep. Simeon
Datumanong has led House
resolution 2549 seeking to
look into the illegal logging
activities in Mindanao and try
to put an end to these illegal
and destructive activities.
Datumanong, a senior mi-
nority member, underscored
the need to intensify and coor-
dinate all efforts to ght ille-
gal logging.
He said stiffer penalties
should be imposed on illegal
loggers and government of-
cials who are in cahoots with
the illegal loggers.
The alleged involvement of
these government ofcials is
quite alarming because it does
not only undermine but practi-
cally makes fun of our govern-
ments efforts to stop illegal
logging in Mindanao. It is not
surprising that illegal loggers
have been operating with im-
punity in many parts of Mind-
anao, Datumanong said.
Datumanong said rampant ille-
gal logging activities continue in
Mindanao despite the Executive
Order No. 23 issued by President
Benigno Aquino III on February
1, 2012 declaring a Moratorium
on the cutting and harvesting of
timber in the natural and residual
forests and creating the anti-ille-
gal logging task force.
Datumanong cited as case
the report of the Anti-Illegal
Logging Task Force that the
51,000-hectare Manobo Agro-
forestation complex in Agusan
Del Sur has become one of the
areas of operations of illegal
loggers and even miners.
The report of the Anti-Illegal
Logging Task Force has led to
the relief of DENR ofcials in
Regions XI and XIII, as well as
ofcials from the PNP, he said.
He said some ofcials of lo-
cal government units, DENR,
NCIP and PNP were involved
in the illegal logging operation.
He said that another proof
of the extent of operations of
these illegal loggers is the re-
cent seizure by elements of the
Philippine Ports Authority in
Manila North Harbor of a con-
siderable number of hot logs
from Davao.
He also raised the possibility
that the large scale operations
of illegal loggers in Regions XI
and XII are replicated in other
regions in Mindanao, particu-
larly in areas of the Autono-
mous Region in Muslim Min-
danao, where there is a weak
presence of law enforcers.
Maguindanao province is con-
tinuously suffering from oods
and landslides because of the un-
abated logging activities in moun-
tain areas, he pointed out.
These illegal activities take
a heavy toll on the peoples
personal safety and means of
livelihood, he said.
Maricel V. Cruz
Lawmaker
seeks end
to illegal
logging
designation as commander of
the 3rd ID.
He temporarily replaced Lt. Gen.
Ralph Villanueva (PMA Class
78) who opted to retire early days
before his mandatory retirement
age of 56 on August 17.
Ill just continue what my
predecessor has been undertaking.
Anyway, everything seems to
be in its proper perspective so as
of now there is really nothing to
alter or we are not changing at
least the command at the division
and brigade levels. Everything
will still be as smooth as when
Villanueva was here, he said.
The CentCom is based in Cebu
City while the 3rd ID is based in
Jamindan, Capiz.
SORIANO
THE Board of Airline Representatives
on Monday said it would no longer
shoulder the overtime pay of immi-
gration, customs and quarantine of-
cers manning all international airports
in the country.
The Department of Transportation
and Communications suspended the
overtime payments to Customs, Immi-
gration and quarantine ofcers which
were charged to the airline companies
last April. BAR had opposed for over
a decade the practice requiring airline
companies to shoulder the overtime
pay of CIQ personnel.
Under the new policy adopted by
the Cabinet Economic Cluster, the
government will nance the overtime
services rendered by the government
employees.
In a letter dated August 10, 2012
to DOTC Secretary Manuel Roxas II,
BAR cited the government for coming
up a holistic and integrated solution
to this concern which is a step towards
improving the business climate for air
transport in the Philippines.
Made up of representatives from
32 airlines that fly in and out of the
country, BAR led by its chairman,
Felix J. Cruz, also lauded the Aqui-
no administration for its commit-
ment to ensure the efficient delivery
of CIQ services through a feedback
mechanism between the BAR, the
DOTC and the concerned govern-
ment agencies.
The group also expressed its appre-
ciation for the implementation of 24/7
CIQ services at the airports.
Roxas, in coordination with the
Department of Finance and other
relevant government offices, direct-
ed government agencies performing
services in international airports to
field sufficient number of personnel
in shifts to address their operational
requirements and avoid rendering
overtime. Vito Barcelo
Govt to pay
for airport
mens OT
Welcome home. Four-hundred seventy one members of the 3rd
Marine Battalion, veterans of the Mindanao conict, disembark from
BRP Bacolod after nine years of a tour-of-duty in Jolo. DANNY PATA
Mutya beauties. Camille Guevarra, 2nd from left, is crowned Miss Asia Pacic International during the Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant in ceremonies held at the UP Theatre.
Emma Tiglao (left) is rst runner-up; Rizzini Alexis Gomez, Miss Tourism and; Larah Lacap, 2nd runner. DANNY PATA
Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
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A4
FOR once, the loquacious
Justice Secretary seemed to be
at a loss for words.
I honestly dont know how
to react, Secretary Leila de
Lima told reporters on learning
that her name was not one
of the eight submitted by the
Judicial and Bar Council to the
President.
President Benigno Aquino III
will choose the next chief justice
of the Supreme Court from the
list given him by the JBC.
Supreme Court Justices
Antonio Carpio, Roberto Abad,
Arturo Brion, Teresita Leonardo
De Castro and Maria Lourdes
Sereno; Solicitor General
Francis Jardeleza, Ateneo Law
School Dean Cesar Villanueva,
and former Executive Secretary
Ronaldo Zamora made it to the
list.
De Lima had earlier
emphasized that she was the
most qualied among all the
nominees. She was, however,
disqualied because of two
pending disbarment cases
against her before the Integrated
Bar of the Philippines.
De Limas bid had the
blessings of Malacaang, which
had no qualms admitting that
its lawyers were helping the
secretary sort out her woes with
the IBP. And why not? De Lima
had been instrumental in going
after the Presidents political
enemies. Last year, she deed
a Supreme Court order to let
former President Gloria Arroyo
to travel abroad. This year, she
also testied in the impeachment
trial of Coronacuriously, the
man she now seeks to replace.
The Palace-appointed ex-
ofcio member of the Council,
Undersecretary Michael
Musngi of the Ofce of Special
Concerns, also asked the
JBC to amend or suspend the
disqualication rule that says
those with pending criminal and
administrative cases should be
excluded in the short list.
Curiously, when she was
sitting as ex-ofcio member of
the council, De Lima opposed
any amendments to the rule.
President Aquino now has
no choice but to choose from
among the eight names put
forward by the council. We do
not think he is inclined to return
the list to the JBC just because
it does not contain the name of
his most obvious favorite. His
predecessor did such a thing.
Mr. Aquino knows better than
to look desperate to install
his handpicked candidate and
contriol the Judiciaryor do
something Mrs. Arroyo was
known for.
Mr. Aquinos next big task
is to look at the list and ensure
that the person he picks is
the most qualified and most
deserving of the post. This is
the reasonable thing for him to
do before leaving the Judiciary
to its own devices afterwards
as he should.
Making the list
EDITORIAL
Chito on China
LAST Saturday, we learned that a Social
Weather Stations poll conducted in late
May found the net trust rating of China
among Filipinos to be a bad -36 percent.
Yet only two months earlier, in March, a
similar poll found positive net trust at a
moderate level of +10 percent.
This swing from positive to negative
was obviously prompted by the
tensions that erupted over the Panatag
(Scarborough) Shoal after the earlier
poll was taken. But the very large size
of that swing46 pointscan only
have been the result of the bellicose
language and behavior exhibited by our
fearless President, as he tried to rally his
people around the ag in a bit of wag
the dog PR that was painful to behold.
Such a tactic makes sense only if
one isnt blufng, if one is ready and
willing to pull the trigger of the gun hes
waving around, and has a reasonable
chance of coming out alive afterward.
That is clearly not the situation in our
face-off with Chinanot without US
supportand that is a hard truth we
have to accept regardless of our macho
P-Noy posturing.
In fact, when the people behind
you are red up to the point of
unreasonableness, then it becomes more
difcult to back off from the lines you
draw in the sand. When your people
have so little trust in the guy across the
table, they are just as likely not to trust,
or support, any kind of deal that may
need to be done.
***
Painting yourself into a corner like
that is not recommended in diplomacy.
It is even less advisable when you are
dealing with a country like China:
The emerging superpower and
economic growth engine of Asia;
Our third-largest trading partner
(after Japan and the US): $32 billion
of trade in 2011, projected to double to
$60 billion in ve years, with exports
growing more than twice as fast as
imports so far this year;
Our fourth-largest source of
tourists: nearly 250,000 in 2011, up 30
percent year-on-year, the fastest growth
among all our tourism markets;
Source of nearly $1.5 billion in
foreign direct investment and $1.8
billion in soft loans in 2010 (our fourth-
largest provider of ofcial development
assistance after Japan, ADB, and the
World Bank)
These statistics are among the
highlights of the standard stump
speech on China being given in recent
months by J. Santiago Chito Sta.
Romananewly retired here from
his Emmy-awarded years with ABC
News in Beijing, a political exile for
many decades, and my former comrade
who, in his student days, was a hero
to the sixties generation of his fellow
La Sallites as well as the darling
of countless colegialas and Imelda
Marcos, among other fans.
Chito believes that our relationship
with China is at its lowest point ever since
we resumed diplomatic relations with
them in 1975. I maintain that the President
showed his usual bad timing when he
chose to pick a ght with China just as
preparations are under way for another
congress of their Communist Party. That
event is shaping up to be a showdown
between the hardliners and the liberals,
when absolutely nobody will want to show
any sign of weakness, especially toward a
country like ours that is perceived to be a
US proxy in the region.
The Chinese attitude itself towards
the United States is undergoing a sea
change, and we are being swept along in
the undertow. After decades of deference,
in the aftermath of the global crisis of
2008, Americas largest creditor now sees
a multi-polar trend of declining West,
rising East. China is now willing to
become more aggressive on what it says
are its core interests: National security
and Communist Party rule. Sustained
economic development. National
sovereignty and territorial integrity.
***
Unluckily for us, the third rubric
encompasses most of the South China
Sea (okay, the West Philippine Sea)
under the so-called nine-dash map
originally drawn up in 1947, even before
the Communists took over. Among the
island formations they claim are the
Spratlys and Scarborough shoaland
in between the two, the Reed bank
(Recto to us), which may hold natural
gas reserves at least three times bigger
than Malampaya.
The Chinese claim clearly
contravenes the United Nations
Convention on the Law of the Seas
(UNCLOS), but unfortunately China,
though a signatory to that convention,
believes it should not be applied to
every category of maritime dispute,
including this one. The Chinese are
now moving beyond coastal defense
towards an ability to project power
offshore and control what they call the
near seas, thus the need for a creative
strategy from us, which Chito believes
should include the following:
Set aside the long-term issue of
sovereignty in favor of short-term
joint endeavors that help build trust.
(But I remember how Aquino, instead
of praising the three-way joint oil
exploration project initiated under
Mrs. Arroyo, blamed it for allegedly
contributing to the tensions.)
Pursue a binding code of conduct
within the South China Sea. (We had the
chance to enlist our Asean allies behind
a common position, but we reportedly
blew it because of diplomatic blunders
like putting words in our allies mouths,
taking their agreement for granted, and
telegraphing our moves. Very student
council, indeed.)
Observe restraint and pursue quiet
and patient diplomacy. (Tell that to the
President, who likes to lead with his
mouth whenever he can.)
Whats the only silver lining I see in
this whole mess?
Well, according to that SWS poll in
May, Filipinos reserve their highest trust
for the United States (very good net
trust rating of +62, well ahead of Australia
at +39 and Japan at +32). If push comes to
shoveand regardless of what the leftists
will sayat least Mr. Aquino wont have
too much trouble selling an American
military presence to his countrymen.
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Aquino
vs the squatters
JOJO
A. ROBLES
LOWDOWN
JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima was
never a serious contender for the post
of chief justice of the Supreme Court.
The nomination of De Lima, who
was unacceptable even to many in the
palace, was just a noisy sideshow to
mask the true palace-anointed nominee
for the position of the countrys highest
magistrate.
The short list drawn up and
submitted by the Judicial and Bar
Council, which excludes De Limas
name, is proof of that. In the end,
even the representatives and allies of
Malacaang in JBC disqualied De
Lima when they drew up the list of
eight who made the cut, from which
President Noynoy Aquino will choose
the next chief
justice.
Will Aquino
choose a safe
interim chief
justice from
amongst the
nominees who are
already members
of the Court, hiding
his real choice until
the retirement of
this replacement?
Or will Aquino
immediately seize
the chance to name
his true nominee
from among the
eight?
That depends on how urgent
Aquino thinks the matter of controlling
the judiciary has become. If Aquino
needs the Supreme Court to act right
now, he will dispense with naming an
interim chief, whose appointment will
show that this administration values
seniority and will not meddle with the
Judiciary.
If the remaining palace lapdogs
in the list of eight is appointed, then
Aquino has decided to drop the
pretense of impartiality and needs to
control a supposedly co-equal branch
right away. As the current Bourne
movie blurb says, there is never just
oneonly the most obvious palace
lackey has been eliminated in De Lima.
* * *
Of course, it can be done. But is
President Noynoy Aquino the man
who can remove the squatters living
dangerously along our waterways,
causing oodwaters to rise and making
life a watery hell for all the rest of us?
The good news is that Aquino seems
to have nally reached the conclusion
that so many have in the past: the near-
constant ooding of Metro Manila
during the rainy season is, in large part,
caused by the clogging of the waterways
that are supposed to drain into both the
Manila Bay and Laguna Lake.
And the clogging is the result of
people illegally living on the banks
of the various canals, esteros, creeks,
rivers and oodways, whose job it is to
transfer the rainwater to the sea or the
lake. The obvious solution, of course,
is to stop the rainwater from being
impeded on its way out of inland areas.
Yesterday, Public Works Secretary
Rogelio Singson announced that the
government will forcibly relocate
some 195,000 families living along
waterways in Metro Manila and
around Laguna Lake that are exposed
to danger whenever typhoons and
oods hit the country.
They have to be removed,
Singson said, after the inauguration of
yet another government ood control
plan. I just received instructions
from the President that if push comes
to shove, we will have to blast these
houses. Obviously, that needs very
strong political will.
Singsons tough words will require
even tougher action. And nding a
long-term solution to the problem of
squatting along waterways will test the
resolve of the Aquino administration to
address a long-standing problem that
has been ignored for decades.
Of course, if nothing more is heard
from the Aquino administration ever
again on the matter of removing
squatters along critical waterways, no
one will be the least
surprised. Previous
g o v e r n me n t s ,
national and local,
have all allowed
squatting to ourish
for a myriad of
reasons, chief of
which are the abject
failure to address
the shortage of
affordable housing
and the easy
mustering of the
squatter vote during
elections.
If it were as easy
as simply blasting
squatter colonies into oblivion, as
Singson seems to suggest, then
someone would have done it before
Aquino. But Aquinos own track
record in dealing with the problem
of squatting is not encouraging to
those who would want to see a lasting
solution.
Aquino, soon after his election
two years ago, backed away from a
confrontation with squatter residents
of the North Triangle section of
Quezon City who deed the authorities
sent in to remove them on the strength
of court orders. The intervention of
Malacaang Palace prevented the
further escalation of violence that
threatened at one point to shut down
the portion of Epifanio delos Santos
Avenue that runs alongside the
disputed state-owned land.
But the North Triangle incident
did not garner any points for the
government from victims of squatting
syndicates. And as Aquino now
knows, anti-squatter advocates, during
times of seasonal rains, should include
anyone whos been threatened by
ooding or victimized by it, because of
the clogging caused by people living
beside critical waterways.
Will Aquino nally lick the problem of
squatting along the rivers and oodways
of Metro Manila? Or are Aquinos anti-
squatting noises more propaganda to
control the damage that is the growing
perception of him as a hands-off, nger-
pointing Chief Executive?
There is no way to tell at this point,
unfortunately, while the rainy season is
still going on. But by next year, when
the same problem of massive, squatter-
obstructed ooding appears again as
it will, inevitably, if no blasting is
ever done we will know for sure.
Are Aquinos
anti-squatting
noises propaganda
to remove the
perception of him
as a hands-off
President?
AUGUST 14, 2012 TUESDAY
A5 Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
mst.lettertotheeditor@gmail.com
SANTA Banana, it is now out in
the open that Malacaang wants
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima
to be included in the short list of
nominees to the chief justice post.
Never mind that de Limas
inclusion in the short list, if it
does come to pass, is against the
Constitution because she is patently
disqualified.
In the past, when she sat as ex-
oficio member
of the Judicial
and Bar Council,
de Lima voted
against amending
the rules for
disqualification.
Now she wants to
change the rules
because shes
in the running?
What hypocrisy!
De Lima has
the gall to declare
herself the most
qualified among
the nominees. For
sheer audacity
and sense of self-
importance, I
have to hand it to her.
But to say she is qualified is
another thing altogether. For one
thing, the Constitution says that the
chief justice must have competence,
integrity and probity. All de Lima
has shown us so far is her canine
loyalty to the President by going
after his political enemies like
former President Gloria Arroyo
and former Chief Justice Renato
Corona.
When has the Judicial and
Bar Council become a tool for
advancing the political interests of
the Malacaang occupant?
Aside from this, the late
President Corazon Aquino, PNoys
own mother, required that new
laws or amendments shall only take
effect 15 days after publication in
the Official Gazette or a newspaper
of general circulation.
Lets rewind a bit and see why
the JBC was even created in the first
place. Before the 1987 Constitution,
justices and judges in lower courts
had to pass through the eye of the
needle with a confirmation by the
Commission on Appointments.
Delegates to the Constitutional
Convention, like former Justice
Roberto Concepcion and JBL
Reyes, pushed for the creation of a
body that would free the Judiciary
of politics.
The intention was noble but
it also created a Frankenstein.
The resulting body, the JBC,
became a tayo-tayo club which
appointed judges who were
corrupt, incompetent, or both. This
worsened judicial corruption.
This is why I have been proposing
a return to the old system. That
would, however, need charter
change.
In a way, President Aquino
should be thankful if De Lima does
not make it to the JBC short list. If
he appointed her, he would never
hear the end of it. Neither will his
critics stop. This could be an issue
that would spell his unpopularity.
***
The President has been visiting
flood-stricken areas of Metro
Manila and other provinces. Thats
good he is expected to do just that.
But why did
he have to have
some other
pe r s ona l i t i e s
with him:
Tesda director
general Joel
Vi l l a n u e v a ,
Aurora Rep.
Sonny Angara,
even Customs
Commi ssi oner
R u f f y
Biazon and
p r o f e s s i o n a l
activist Rissa
Ho n t i v e r o s ?
They merely
tagged along,
obviously for
photo opportunities, and they played
no role at all in the Presidents
activities. What opportunists! The
young Angara should have gone to
his constituents in Aurora province
instead.
And how about Presidential sister
Kris Aquino? If the intention was to
bring cheer to the flood victims, her
presence was indeed helpful. The
people were briefly entertained.
The President however could have
done better if he had Vice President
Jejomar Binay or his other sisters
with him.
It is good that President Aquino
finally decided to go out andshow
his commiseration with the victims
of disaster. Such a gesture shows
that he is a president who cares
about what happens to the people
whom he calls his bosses. In past
disasters, he has failed to do so
and because of this he was roundly
criticized.
Because he visited the victims
with those opportunist wannabe
senators and his sister from show
business, however, the Presidents
motives are again being questioned.
Was he sincere, or did he just
want to earn pogi points?

***
The Aquino administration has
grandiose plans to build structures that
would control oods and minimize the
impact of disasters on communities.
Billions of pesos of taxpayers money
will be used in the process.
But how long will the building of
these structures take?
Mocking
the rule of law
Disaster Risk Reduction 101
THIS column is based on a paper I
wrote with three other colleagues right
after the Ondoy and Pepeng disasters
of 2009. I share again the insights from
that paper after last weeks experience
where, as I wrote in last Saturdays
column, the country had to face a
nameless disaster.
In responding to the reality that we
are a country that is high-risk in terms
of disasters disasters, four priorities
are needed: First, we must radically
change how we understand and address
natural and environmental disasters
and put into place a new organizational
framework that would make us more
prepared, government and communities
more responsive, and most all help us
reduce the risks of the damage that
disasters bring.
Second, it is imperative that we
ensure excellence in how our public and
private scientic institutions gather and
analyze information, link them to each
other to maximize synergies, and the
highest priority of all, make sure that
the best available scientic information
and analysis is available to those who
must make eld and policy decisions.
Third, all sectors of our society
must approach disaster risk reduction,
preparedness, rehabilitation, and
emergency response as a national
project, a non-partisan undertaking that
will have the government as convener
and enabler but will necessitate
cooperation and collaboration by all
sectors of society.
Fourth and nally, and probably
most important of all priorities, we have
to address the deep roots for the havoc
that disasters cause.
For disasters in urban areas, there are
obvious but difcult tasks that must be
done: improving land use planning and
implementing land use policies strictly;
strict implementation of environmental
rules; managing better rural-urban
migration patterns; nding just solutions
to human settlement challenges, and
establishing a metropolitan authority
that has real power. As for the impact
of disasters in the rural areas, there
may be a need to review the necessity
of constructing and maintaining dams
for irrigation and power generation
purposes. Land use planning and strict
implementation of environmental
regulations are also solutions that
will address the vulnerability of rural
communities to disasters.
With the emergence of the view that
disasters should be viewed not largely
from the angle of natural hazards but
mainly through the standpoint of peoples
capacity and vulnerability, the aws of
the traditional approach became apparent.
The aim of the traditional approach, which
is the restoration of things to normal,
implies a re-creation of the conditions that
led to the disaster. The problem with this is
that, because disasters which have mainly
involve natural hazards are perceived to
be unforeseen events, government and
aid agencies neglect the real source of the
disaster: the root causes of the peoples
vulnerability.
In sum, Disaster Reduction 101
is simple: acknowledge the hazards
that come with our geography but
reduce our exposure and vulnerability
to those hazards. As simple as it is,
a comprehensive effort is needed to
transform the prevailing emergency-
oriented paradigm to the paradigm
of risk-reduction and participatory
community-based disaster risk
management. Institutionalization of
disaster risk reduction and management
(DRRM) and participatory risk
management requires a broad set of
strategies and actions that should
include the development of a national
framework that is embodied in national
legislation. In order to successfully
pursue this, DRRM should be elevated
as a national policy priority. National
policies reect rm commitment of the
government to address development
priorities at hand and establish the
mandate to decision-makers, planners,
practitioners as well as civil society
organizations.
Elevating the importance of risk
management at the policy level
should simultaneously include: (1)
developing a DRRM national policy,
and (2) mainstreaming DRRM into
development policy and planning.
Mainstreaming DRRM into the
development process will avoid the
creation of parallel structures and
ensure that development does not give
rise to newly created risks. A rm and
effective policy statement underscores
the importance of disaster risk reduction
in achieving sustainable development,
and sets out the broad goals and
strategic objectives for reducing disaster
vulnerability and risks, as well as for
strengthening peoples capacities.
Underpinning the DRRM framework
is the concept of promoting disaster
risk management as a multi-sector
responsibility. DRRM is a cross-cutting
issue that needs to be considered in
many areas and sectors and at all levels
of policy, society and economy. This
requires inter-disciplinary and multi-
sectoral approaches which depend upon
institutionalization and the creation of
appropriate mechanisms to stimulate
and advance inter-agency and inter-
sectoral cooperation at all levels. And
the most important of this is the creation
of a new agency whose sole focus
would be reducing risks to disasters and
managing our response to them.
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EMIL
P. JURADO
TO THE POINT
DEAN TONY
LA VIA
EAGLE EYES
The Judicial
and Bar Council
was created
to insulate the
Judiciary from
politics. It has
failed.
THE 11 athletes who competed in
the 2012 London Olympics will
come home this week to a polite and
perfunctory applause. There will be
people who will laud their courage
and recognize their efforts to at least
try to bring home a medal from the
greatest show on earth. But there
will be no parades, no confetti, no
joyous throngs of people lining the
streets to cheer them. Once again,
the country failed to score a medal
in the Olympics. I have stopped
counting the number of Olympics
staging where we didnt get a single
medal. I dont know about you, but
I personally think that the situation is
beyond embarrassing. Its pathetic.
Once again, there will be lots of nger
pointing and calls for soul searching in
the next few weeks. There will be lots
of red faces and indignant expressions.
I will preempt the discussion and
summarize this early the points that
will be made, just to illustrate how
predictable we all are. Weve been
there before, folks.
There will be calls to put in place
a denitive sports program similar
to the Gintong Alay program during
the Marcos dictatorship. Parallel to
this move will be the calls to create a
dedicated government agency such as
a Department of Sports. We can lump
into this category all those discussions
about the need to allocate more money
into sports development including
scholarships and allowances for
promising athletes, even the need for
the President to manifest his concern
and commitment to our athletes and to
sports in general.
There will be calls to make
accountable the various sports bodies
in this country. Some will even go to
the extent of asking for the revamp of
some of the sports organizations. There
will be accusations of mismanagement,
incompetence, and selsh vested
interest among those running our
various sports programs. Some people
will call for more accountability.
And then, once everyones energy
has been spent and public attention
has waned, everyone will drop the ball
and we will all move on to the next
controversial topic. There will be no
resolutions. Nothing concrete will get
done in terms of translating the lessons
into actual programs.
This was what happened after our
athletes came home empty-handed
from Beijing four years ago and from
the other Olympics competitions
before that.
I completely agree with those who
insist that our athletes should not be
blamed for the debacle. Although there
are those who insist that someif not
most of the athletes who competed in
the 2012 Olympicsfailed to deliver
their best, I believe that it takes more
than courage, determination, and
ability to perform. I am not sure that
the necessary support is there to make
our athletes deliver their best.
Sure, we need to put in place a
strategic plan for sports development in
this country. But over and above that, we
need to establish clear accountabilities.
I agree with the need to put in place an
integrated sports development program
if only to make sure that there is one
person at the helm that will assume
full responsibility for the program and,
eventually, the performance of Filipino
athletes in competitions.
But we also need to set realistic
targets and manage expectations.
Quite frankly, I think weve been
pinning our hopes more on luck and
chamba than actual potential based
on actual performance. A cardinal
rule in talent hiring comes to mind:
Only performance predicts future
performance. We were counting on
probabilities, on miracles. A friend
who is a sports analyst told me our only
real chance for a medal in the 2012
Olympics was boxer Mark Anthony
Barriga. All the rest were suntok sa
buwan. But of course, everyone will
dispute the assertion because we all
like to take chances and hope for the
best. Besides, our sports ofcials
also needed to travel and attend the
Olympics.
Its not fair that we set up the Filipino
people for some grand hopes and
expectations. We all want to cheer for
Team Philippines and truly want our
tricolors to stand proud amongst all
the others in the Olympics. But we
need to be realistic. We need to be clear
about our goals. Do we send athletes
to the Olympics simply to represent the
country or do we truly intend to win?
If we truly want to get a gold medal,
we better start being honest about the
actual potentials of our athletes and
compare these with those of the best of
the other countries. We need to focus
on specic sports where we truly have
the best chance of winning and align
our sports development programs
accordingly. It goes without saying
that a big chunk of the money should
be allocated to these sports.
The elusive quest
Excerpt from Human Rights, State
Obligations, and the RH BillA
Declaration of Support for House Bill
4244 .
Our reected and collective appraisal
of the Responsible Parenthood,
Reproductive Health and Population
and Development Bill (HB 4244) is that
it is a vital piece of legislation that needs
to be passed urgently.
It upholds the constitutional right of
couples to found a family in accordance
with their religious convictions; honors
our commitments to international
covenants and conventions; and
promotes the reproductive health
and reproductive rights of Filipinos,
especially of those who are most
marginalized on this issueour women,
poor families, and young people.
Moreover, as faculty of a Catholic
university, we believe that the
key principles of the RH Bill
promotion of reproductive health,
subsidizing the health needs of
the marginalized and vulnerable,
guarantee of the right to information
and education of adults and young
people alike, respect for the freedom
of choice of individuals and couples
in planning their familiesare
compatible with core principles of
Catholic social teaching, such as the
sanctity of human life, the dignity of
the human person, the preferential
option for the poor, integral human
development, human rights, and the
primacy of conscience.
Responding to the reproductive
health needs of the poor, especially
of the women among them, is also
in keeping with the Second Vatican
Councils thrust of being a church
in solidarity with the joys and the
hopes, the griefs and the anxieties
of the men [and women] of this
age, especially those who are poor
or in any way afflicted (Gaudium
et Spes 1965, no. 1). It is likewise
consistent with the commitment
of the Philippine Church to be a
Church of the Poor, described by
the 1991 Second Plenary Council
of the Philippines (PCP-II) as one
where the entire community of
disciples will have such a love of
preference for the poor as to orient
and tilt the center of gravity of the
entire community in favor of the
needy (PCP II, no. 134).
In view of the crucial vote of the
House of Representatives on August
6, 2012 to terminate the interpellations
on House Bill 4244 and to move to the
period of amendments, we call on our
Representatives to act judiciously in
considering the proposed amendments
to the bill, and thereafter vote on and
ratify the amended bill for immediate
transmission to the Senate.
We urge the Senate to terminate
the interpellations on its counterpart
measure, Senate Bill 2865 (the
Reproductive Health Bill). We believe
that all the possible arguments in favor
of or against the Reproductive Health
Bill have already been put on the oor
and debated on at length in the last 14
years, in the various incarnations of the
bill from the 11th to the present 15th
Congress.
The time has come to vote on and
pass the bill, and to make its enactment
one of the enduring legacies that the
15th Congress and the administration
of President Benigno S. Aquino III can
offer to the Filipino people.
We ask our legislators to muster
the courage and wisdom to vote, not
on the basis of vested interests, but in
the service of the Filipino people and
especially the poor from whom they
derive and to whom they owe their
mandate. Speaking only for ourselves
and not for the rest of our colleagues,
the University, or the Society of Jesus,
we reiterate our full and unequivocal
support for House Bill 4244 and sign
this statement as individual faculty.
160 individual faculty members
of the Ateneo de Manila University
(AdMU Loyola Schools and Ateneo
Professional Schools including
the Ateneo School of Medicine and
Public Health, Ateneo Law School,
Ateneo School of Government
and the Ateneo Graduate School
of Business), speaking in their
individual capacities and in no way
speaking for the Ateneo de Manila
University, the Society of Jesus, or
the rest of their colleagues
Call to action
BONG C.
AUSTERO
ARE WE THERE YET?
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IN BRIEF
Malls, condos hit
over Metro oods
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR
Consultancy Services for Geotechnical, Geological and Topographical Surveys/
Investigations for the Manila LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Project
The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) through its GOP for 2012 intends to apply the sum
of Six Million (Php 6,000,000.00) Pesos being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC)
to payments under the contract for the Consultancy Services for Geotechnical, Geological
and Topographical Surveys/Investigations for the Manila LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension
Project. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening
of the fnancial proposals.
The LRTA now calls for the submission of Expression of Interest and Eligibility Documents
for the Consultancy Services for Geotechnical, Geological and Topographical Surveys/
Investigations for the Manila LRT Line 1 Cavite Extension Project.
Interested consultants must submit their Eligibility Documents on or before 29 August
2012 at 9:00 in the morning at Cafeteria LRTA Line 2 Santolan Depot, Marcos
Highway, Santolan, Pasig City. Applications for eligibility will be evaluated based on a
non-discretionary pass-fail criterion.
The BAC shall draw up the short list of consultants from those who have submitted
eligibility documents/Expression of Interest and have been determined as eligible in
accordance with the provisions of Republic Act 9184, otherwise known as the Government
Procurement Reform Act, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The short
list shall consist of three (3) prospective bidders who will be entitled to submit bids. The
criteria and rating system for short listing are:
Applicable experience of the consultant and members in case of joint ventures,
considering both the overall experiences of the frm or, in the case of new frms,
the individual experiences of the principal and key staff, including the items when
employed by other consultants thirty (30%) percent;
Qualifcation of personnel who may be assigned to the job vis--vis extent and
complexity of the undertaking ffty (50%) percent;
Current workload relative to capacity twenty (20%) percent.
The top three (3) prospective bidders must attain at least an average of ffty percent (50%)
to be qualifed for short listing.
The Eligibility Documents and Eligibility Data Sheet shall be available at the Offce of the
LRTA BAC Secretariat upon submission of an Expression of Interest.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-
discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Revised IRR of RA No. 9184.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations
with at least sixty (60%) percent interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens
of the Philippines.
The Procuring Entity shall evaluate bids using the Quality-Cost Based Evaluation/Selection
(QCBE/QCBS) procedure. For this purpose, the Technical and Financial Proposals shall
be given weights at sixty (60%) percent and forty (40%) percent, respectively, comprising
a total of one hundred (100%) percent. The criteria and rating system for the evaluation of
bids shall be provided in the Instructions to Bidders.
The contract shall not be more than four (4) months and the Consultant shall commence
work within seven (7) days after receipt of Notice to Proceed (NTP).
For further information, please refer to:
Mr. Eduardo A. Abiva
Head, BAC Secretariat
LRTA Compound, Administration Building,
Aurora Boulevard, Pasay City
Tel. Nos.: (+632) 8530041 local 8382
Facsimile No.: (+632) 8557796
Email Address: bacsec_lrta@yahoo.com
Website: lrta.gov.ph
(Sgd.) MR. LUTGARDO C. NAVARRO
Chairman, Bids & Awards Committee
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Daet, Camarines Norte
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and
Highways, Camarines Norte Engineering District, invites contractors to bid for the
aforementioned projects:
Contract ID : 12FC0157
Contract Name : REHAB./IMPROVEMENT OF CORY AQUINO
BOULEVARD WITH SEAWALL
Upgrading of Gravel to Concrete with seawall along
Cory Aquino Boulevard (Bagasbas to Mercedes)
Contract Location : Bagasbas, Daet, Camarines Norte
Scope of Work : 425m Roads with seawall
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php 48,500,000.00
Contract Duration : 240 C.D.
Source of Fund :
Tender Documents : Php 20,000.00
Contract ID : 12FC0158
Contract Name : CONSTRUCTION/WIDENING/UPGRADING/
REHABILITATION OF ACCESS ROADS TO
MAJOR AIRPORTS Daet-Airport Road, Camarines
Norte
Contract Location : Daet, Camarines Norte
Scope of Work : 2649m Roads
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php 48,500,000.00
Contract Duration : 240 C.D.
Source of Fund :
Tender Documents : Php 20,000.00
Contract ID : 12FC0159
Contract Name : ROADS TO ADDRESS CRITICAL BOTTLENECKS;
CONST./ WIDENING /UPGRADING
REHABILITATION OF ACCESS ROADS TO
DECLARED TOURISM DESTINATIONS c. Daet-
Talobatib-Batobalani-J.Pang. Road leading to
Pag asa Beach Jose Panganiban Monument
(National Hero) to Larap to Caroline Island c.2a
Road Leading to Pag asa Beach to Larap to
Caroline Island c.2b. Pag asa Bridge
Contract Location : Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte
Scope of Work : 1080m and 75m seawall, Roads
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php 48,500,000.00
Contract Duration : 240 C.D.
Source of Fund :
Tender Documents : Php 20,000.00
Contract ID : 12FC0160
Contract Name : ROADS TO ADDRESS CRITICAL BOTTLENECKS;
CONST./ WIDENING /UPGRADING
REHABILITATION OF ACCESS ROADS TO
DECLARED TOURISM DESTINATIONS b. Daet-
Talobatib-Batobalani-Paracale Road leading to
Calaguas Island (Mahabang Buhangin) Pulang
Daga Beach & Senakulo to Gumaus Beach and
Bulalacao Beach b.2a. Road Leading to Calaguas
Island (Mahabang Buhangin) Pulang Daga Beach
& Senakulo to Gumaus Beach & Bulalakao Beach
b.2b. Pulang Daga Gumaus Bridge
Contract Location : Paracale, Camarines Norte
Scope of Work : 1080m and 75m seawall, Roads and Bridges
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php 48,500,000.00
Contract Duration : 240 C.D.
Source of Fund :
Tender Documents : Php 20,000.00
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised
IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected
at the opening of bid.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase
bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with
DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative,
or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract,
(d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of
10 years, (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line
commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC, and (f) Prospective Bidders must submit
complete List of Equipment to be used for above Projects. The said List of Equipment
must be owned/leased by the bidder itself (g) all interested Bidder/s who wish to
participate in this competitive bidding are required to have an Actual Site Inspection
(ASI) on the above mention projects.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration
to the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI.
The DPWH-POCW Central Offce will only process contractors applications for
registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certifcate of
Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website
www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurements activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents From AUGUST 13 to SEPTEMBER 3, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference AUGUST 20, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M.
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
AUGUST 20, 2012 until 10:00 A.M.
4. Receipt of Bids SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 until 10:00 A.M.
5. Opening of Bids SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the Offce of
the BAC, DPWH, Daet, Camarines Norte, upon payment of a non-refundable fee
of (see cost of tender documents above). Prospective bidders may also download
the BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective bidders that will download
the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission
of their bids Documents. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be open only to interested
parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must accompanied by a bid security,
in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in
the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst
envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy
of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid.
Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in
the bid evaluation and post-qualifcation.
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Camarines Norte Engineering
District reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any
time prior contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
(Sgd.) RICARDO L. PACARDO
OIC-Asst. District Engineer
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) SIMON N. ARIAS
OIC-District Engineer
Notice is hereby given to the public that Zuellig Pharma
Corporation's Original Receipts with series O.R. Nos.
148464L, 23833L, 238332L, 238350L, 295340L were lost.
Any transactions covered by these O.R Nos. would not
be honored by the company.
Zuellig Pharma Corporation
KM 14 West Service Road, South Superhighway
cor. Edison Ave., Sun Valley, Paraaque City
ZUELLIG PHARMA
PHILIPPINES
NOTI CE OF LOSS
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
The City Government of Makati, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites registered suppliers/manufacturers/
distributors/contractors to bid for the hereunder projects:
NO. NAME OF PROJECT AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION LOCATION APPROVED BUDGET
1 Electrical Materials for the repair and maintenance of University of
Makati Administration Building
DEPW P2,742,851.00
2 Plumbing Materials for the repair and maintenance of University of
Makati Administration Building
DEPW P2,246,283.00
Prospective Bidders should have experience in undertaking a similar project with an amount of at least 50% of the
proposed project for bidding. The Eligibility Check/Screening as well as the Preliminary Examinations of Bids shall use non-
discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-Qualifcation of the Lowest Calculated Bid shall be conducted.
All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference(s),
Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualifcation and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its
Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE
1. Pre-Bidding Conference at BAC Conference Room, 9th Floor August 23, 2012 (02:00 P.M.)
2. Opening of Bids at BAC Conference Room, 9th Floor September 06, 2012 (02:00 P.M.)
Bidding Documents will be available only to Prospective Bidders upon payment of a non-refundable amount of
______________________to the City Government of Makati Cashier.
(fee for Bid Documents) (Procuring Entity)
The City Government of Makati assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify bidders for
(Procuring Entity)
any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid.
The City of Makati reserves the right to disqualify any or all proposal, to waive any defects or informalities therein and to
accept such proposal as may be considered most advantageous to the Government.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) MARJORIE A. DE VEYRA
Chairperson

Bids and Awards Committee
J.P. Rizal St. corner F. Zobel St., Makati City
Tel. No. 870-1000 Fax No. 899-8988
www.makati.gov.ph
INVITATION TO BID
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By Gigi Muoz-David
IF anythings to blame for the
recent oods that hit Metro Manila
and surrounding provinces, its
the mushrooming of malls and
high-rise condominiums in ood-
prone areas, at least thats what
four groups claimed on Monday.
These super infrastructures
allowed to be built along major
water systems, riverbanks, lakes
and coastal areas should be
largely blamed for the recent
Ondoy-like situation, said
Fernando Hicap, chairman of the
Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang
Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas and
vice chairman of the Anakpawis
party-list.
Describing property develop-
ers as real estate syndicates
and infra monopolies, Hicap
said malls and condominiums
have impeded or caused major
obstruction to the natural ow
of water that resulted to massive
and devastating ood all over the
main capital and nearby prov-
inces.
Along with the Save Laguna
Lake Movement and Koalisyon
Kontra Kumbersyon ng Ma-
nila Bay, Hicap urged President
Aquino to stop the construction
of malls and high-rise condomin-
iums in ood prone areas.
He did not explain how malls
and condominiums could cause
widespread ooding in such a
large area, but he claimed the
coastal towns of Cavite were
ooded due to the R-1 road
extension project of Cavitex.
Since the road project came
into existence and altered the
natural ow of waters in Bacoor
Bay, the frequent ooding has
become a regular nightmare to
sherfolk and the residents along
Manila and Bacoor Bays, he
said.
Public Works regional direc-
tor Reynaldo Tagudando said
they began repairing the pot-
holes along the major Metro
Manila thoroughfares last Fri-
day and almost a fourt of them
have been completed as of Sun-
day.
[But] were worried about
the weather forecast although
By Joel E. Zurbano
ALTHOUGH the Public Works Depart-
ment has nished the repair of 23 per-
cent of the 136 Metro Manila roads that
were damaged during the recent oods,
ofcials are worried that Tropical De-
pression Helen may delay the road-
works.
we will continue the repair
work if the sun shines, Tagu-
dando said. The repairs are
simultaneously being done in
various areas such as along
EDSA, Quezon Avenue, Roxas
Boulevard, Visayas Avenue,
and Quirino Avenue.
Public Works Undersecre-
tary Alfredo Tolentino said
they will need at least two
straight weeks of good weath-
er to repair the big potholes
along the major thoroughfares
in Metro Manila.
It will take two weeks to re-
pair because the (potholes) are
many. This would be for com-
plete repair. We would start with
the arterial roads such as the
Roxas Boulevard and EDSA.
We will prioritize these roads,
Tolentiono said.
But Tagudando said they are
at the mercy of the weather.
Once it starts raining again, we
cannot do anything. We are just
trying to take advantage of the
existing good weather because
once it starts raining we would
have to stop laying asphalt be-
cause the asphalt would not
settle properly, it will not stick,
he said, adding that the asphalt
approaches to some yovers
have already been repaired.
Meanwhile, local authorities
continued their relief operations
to victims of the recent oods
even as foreign governments
extended nancial assistance
to get Metro Manilans back on
their feet.
Aside from the United States
and Australia, which extended
financial aid last week, Can-
ada and the European Union
has also donated a money to
aid families and individuals
affected by the floods.
The Canadian government
gave the Philippines an initial
allocation of P2.1-million to aid
relief efforts of the Philippine
Red Cross and International
Federation of Red Cross and
Red Crescent Societies while
the European Union allocated
700,000, or P36.075 million,
to provide relief to 127,000 vul-
nerable people in need of urgent
assistance. Sara Fabunan
Hazardous job. Workmen repair the power lines of the Metro
Rail Transit near the Santolan Station on Epifanio delos Santos
Avenue on Monday after lightning struck the rail line before noon.
Although many commuters were affected by the incident, opera-
tions soojn resumed after the repairs. MANNY PALMERO
Quezon Citys P75m food bill criticize
THE Commission on Audit questioned the P74.9 million the
Quezon City government spent for food and drinks during
meetings without the required public bidding.
Verication disclosed that the City Bids and Awards Com-
mittee-Goods does not conduct public meeting on food and
drinks procured by the City Council, the report, issued by
COA National Capital Region Divinia Alagon, said.
Procurement without public bidding is prohibited under the
Government Procurement Reform Act (RA 9184).
But the Quezon City Hall reasoned that during its purchase,
the need for food and beverage is extremely urgent and there is
no material time to procure the same through public bidding.
COA also noted that the Quezon City government incurred
P210.8 million in unliquidated cash advances and P190.9 mil-
lion in accumulated withholding tax that were not remitted to
the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Merck Maguddayao
Airport projects auctioned
THE Department of Transportation and Communications will
bid out the P212-million structural retrotting project at the
Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.
The invitation to bid published Monday said the Manila
International Airport Authoritys Bids and Awards Committee
prospective bidders have up to 12 noon on August 23 to submit
their bids, including eligibility requirements.
The structural retrotting is comprised of 11 components:
shear wall thickening, slab thickening, application of FRPs to col-
umns, beams and slabs; thickening of at slab drop; enlarging of
column size; enlarging pile cap and footings; steel jacketing; pro-
viding shear blocks to pier headstock (elevated access roadway);
enlarging of pier footings (elevated access roadway); application
of FRP to piers (elevated access roadway); and increasing seismic
gap between the elevated access roadway and adjacent structures
(sector 1, 2, car park). Lailany P. Gomez
Makati offers free list up
THE local government is urging residents, including parents of
unregistered minors, to avail themselves of the free registration
program for late birth registrants being implemented by the City
Civil Registration Ofce on Saturdays in a specic barangay.
On Aug. 18, residents of Barangay Valenzuela are urged
to go to their barangay hall from 8 a.m. to 12 noon to avail
themselves of the services, including the ling of applications
for free late birth registration and free consultation on related
concerns, such as correction of names and other clerical errors,
legitimation and adoption, the mayor said.
The program began implementation last February, following
the passage of City Ordinance No. 2012-011 for the temporary
suspension of civil registry fees for delayed processing of un-
registered birth and the processing and issuance of certicates
of no record. The suspension of fees also applies to negative
certicate of birth by the National Statistics Ofce.
IN BRIEF
Chiefs, Bombers score
Forum tackles V-League
THE Arellano University Chiefs and the Jose
Rizal University Heavy Bombers carved out
big wins in the 10th Fr. Martin Division 2
Cup at the St. Placid gymnasium of the San
Beda College-Mendiola campus in Manila.
The Chiefs got big baskets from Keith
Agovida and Giovanni Jalalon in repulsing
the San Sebastian College-B Stags, 101-59,
for their second consecutive win in Group B.
The Heavy Bombers, led by Paolo
Pontejos, tripped Ateneo, 95-83, for their
rst triumph.
Agovida and Jalalon unloaded 19
points for the Chiefs, who followed up
on an earlier 93-88 beating of the Uni-
versity of the East Warriors in Group B.
The Heavy Bombers, with Pontejos bang-
ing in 20 points, picked up their rst win in
two matches to the Informatics Icons, 79-77,
in their opening matches the other week.
OFFICIALS and some coaches of teams com-
peting in the second conference of the Shakeys
V-League grace the Philippine Sportswriters
Association Forum today as the weekly session
resumes at Shakeys in Malate.
Moying Martelino, chairman of the organiz-
ing Sports Vision, together with Ricky Palou
(president), and Caloy Robles, operations direc-
tor of Shakeys, will discuss about the premier
womens volleyball leagues second offering for
the year that starts on Aug. 19.
Making up the second part of the public
sports program presented by Smart, the Phil-
ippine Amusements and Gaming Corpora-
tion, and Shakeys, are discussions on karate
and the Interscholastic Athletic Association.
AUGUST 14, 2012 TUESDAY
A7 Sports Riera U. Mallari, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
sports_mstandard@yahoo.com
Philippine Army, which toppled San
Sebastian College to clinch the inau-
gural Shakeys V-League Open crown
last year, seeks to retain the crown as
it banners a six-team eld that includes
Philippine Navy, Cagayan Province
and Sandugo Sandals.
Shakeys Pizzas commitment is
to give the fans the best competition in
womens volleyball and at the same time
further raise the level of the game. By
holding this Open conference, we hope
6 teams vie in V-League
EXPECT a downpour of volley action as the
Shakeys V-League holds its second Open tour-
nament with four commercial clubs joining regular
league teams Ateneo and Far Eastern University
in the event unfolding Aug. 19 at Ninoy Aquino
Stadium in Manila.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Salvador seeks back-to-back ADT crown
ELMER Salvador hopes to
settle down with his long game
as he tries to make it two-in-
row on the Asian Development
Tour beginning tomorrow in the
$60,000 ICTSI Orchard Golf
Championship at The Orchard
in Dasmarias, Cavite.
Salvador bucked poor driv-
ing with exceptional putting
to outlast Tony Lascuna and
capture the Aboitiz Invitational
Presented by ICTSI crown via a
six-stroke romp at Cebu Coun-
try Club in Cebu last week.
But he expects a tougher outing
at Orchard, which offers a different
kind of challenge, and against a eld
out to stop the reticent Davaoenos
bid for another crown in the event,
which serves as the eighth leg of the
ADT the country is hosting for the
second straight week.
My driving was horrible. I
hooked a lot of shots but my put-
ting guided me to victory, said
Salvador after closing out with an
even par 71 and turning what had
been billed to a two-man duel into
a one-man show in Cebu.
He putted really well while
I struggled on the greens, said
Lascuna, just one down behind
Salvador in the nal round but
reeled back with a birdie-less 76
and lost by six.
But the current Order of Merit
leader on the ICTSI Philippine
Golf Tour vowed to redeem him-
self this week, along with the likes
of Mars Pucay, Elmer Saban, Jay
Bayron, Richard Sinfuego, Clyde
Mondilla, Angelo Que, Miguel
Tabuena and Frankie Minoza.
Korean Kim Gi-whan, who
emerged the top nisher from
among a slew of foreign bets at
fth in Cebu, heads the roster
of a crack international eld in
the event organized by Pilipi-
nas Golf Tournaments, Inc., that
includes Englands Peter Rich-
ardson and Dutch Guido Van
der Valk and Australians Ryan
Bulloch, Scott Barr and Luke
Bleumink.
By Jeric Lopez

WITH a blis-
tering start to
their campaign,
the University
of Santo Tomas
Growling Tigers
attempt to im-
prove on their
Final Four nish
last season.
UST (4-1),
which is rid-
ing high on a
four-game winning run, is making heads
turn, together with defending champion
Ateneo De Manila and last years brides-
maid Far Eastern University.
Walang pressure sa amin kahit ganito
na ang nilalaro nung mga bata, said
UST coach Pido Jarencio. Kasi, hindi
naman kami pinag-uusapan. Bago mag-
start yung season, laging ang ranking sa
amin sixth or minsan pa nga seventh or
eighth.
Now that they are obviously getting at-
tention, Jarencio said that he and his team
are comfortable with it and it will only
make their campaign stronger.
Maganda sa pakiramdam yung hindi
ka pinag-uusapan tapos ngayong magan-
da ang nilalaro, biglang mapapansin na
lang nila. Makikita mo na importante din
pala ang team sa liga. Palagay ko, mas
maglalaro pa ng maganda yung mga
bata, said Jarencio.
The Tigers are a veteran-laden squad
and they added even more repower this
year with key returning players, who
have made the team a stronger force.
Special itong team na ito. Binuo ko
talaga ito ng ganito. Kumpleto na la-
hat ito. Lahat ng kailangan nandito na.
Konting fine-tuning na lang kami, okay
na, hinog na.
Unlike the past seasons, the Tigers wont
worry about depth anymore as Jarencio has
plenty of gunners to choose from.
Buo yung team, tapos ang lalim
na ng bench namin and lahat capable
makatulong unlike dati na iilan lang.
Madaming puwede pumutok and nakiki-
ta natin iyon. Maraming nang weapons
ngayon.

No depth
woes for UST,
says Jarencio
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
WORLD Boxing Council president Don Jose Su-
laiman has explained the organizations decision
to approve a minimumweight title ght between
Chinas Xiong Zhao Zhong (19-4-1, 11 KOs) and
Mexicos Javier Martinez Resendiz (13-3-2, 6
KOs) in Kunming, China on Oct. 27.
He said that The promoters had reached an
agreement with Mr. Aljoe Jaro (promoter/man-
ager/trainer of top rated Denver Cuello), who
originally refused but at my personal request,
accepted a step aside fee with the condition that
Cuello, who is the Silver world champion and
also the ofcial challenger would face the win-
ner in a title ght, Sulaiman said.
The boxing president conceded that the
WBC has been trying very hard for many years
to bring China into professional boxing.
Being the fastest growing nancial and tech-
nological country in the world, China should be
supported totally to open new roads for profes-
sional boxing in that country ad well as for box-
ing all over the world, added Sulaiman.
He said it would also give the WBC an
opportunity to have a professional world
championship in China that has never been
done before. It would be a great dream come
true for me to announce such a happening
at our 50th anniversary convention which
could very well be my last one.
The WBC president noted that Zhao has a
good reputation and he saw him lose a very
close decision to former world yweight
champion DaisukeNaito in a yweight title
ght on May 26, 2009, in which the Chinese
dropped the Japanese in the sixth round.
The 29-year-old Chinese ghter won the
vacant WVC Silver title with a 12-round
unanimous decision over Mexicos Osvaldo
Chucky Razon on June 16 this year, and
had previously won a round split decision over
Filipino Rodel Tejaresd in a WBC Asian Box-
ing Council Interim light yweight title ght.
Cuello guaranteed a title shot
to achieve both, said Vic Gregorio, vice
president and Chief Operating Ofcer of
the sponsoring Shakeys Pizza.
To make it more accessible to fans
and give it a mainstream appeal, the
organizing Sports Vision will hold the
Open tournament at the Ninoy Aquino
Stadium at the Rizal Memorial Sports
Complex.
We expect another slam-bang vol-
ley action in this upcoming tourna-
ment with Sandugo looming as the
team to watch although Army and At-
eneo remain formidable and the three
others capable of pulling off surpris-
es, said Ricky Palou, president of the
organizing Sports Vision.
Games will also be telecast
on AKTV with live streaming at
www.v-league.ph.
The Army ladies will be led by the
core of their champion squad, includ-
ing the power-hitting Carolino sisters
Marietta and MichelleJoanne
Buag, Cristina Salak and Theresa
Iratay with coach Rico de Guzman ex-
pecting another successful campaign
in the six-week long event sponsored
by Shakeys Pizza and backed by Mi-
kasa and Accel.
Literatus tops Shell chess
TOP seed Austin Jacob Literatus bounced back
from a fifth-round loss with a sweep of the last
four games, while Mary Israel Palero dominated
her side to capture the juniors crowns in the
2012 Shell National Youth Active Chess Cham-
pionship Mindanao leg at SM Davao Activity
Center in Davao City over the weekend.
Literatus, of Dona Carmen National
High, rebounded from a setback to John
Batucan by outplaying Adrian Llanos and
Jimzon Trangia and stopping erstwhile
unbeaten Jon Lesaca with the black in the
eighth round. He then disposed of Kenneth
Tabada to emerge solo champion with eight
points in the nine-round Swiss system tour-
nament sponsored by Pilipinas Shell.
Meanwhile, Palero, of Holy Cross of
Davao College, beat erstwhile co-lead-
er Exiquila Apao in the fth round then
trounced Jane Lagang and Kathleen Menia-
no to complete a sweep of the seven-round
girls side and bag the lone seat in the grand
nals of the fourth-leg of the nationwide
talent search sanctioned by the National
Chess Federation of the Philippines.
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Camarines Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce
Baras, Canaman, Camarines Sur
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
The DPWH Camarines Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, through Its Bids
and Awards Committee (BAC) invites contractors to apply to bid for the following
projects;
I . a. Contract I.D. : 12FE0046
b. Contract Name : Project Cluster 2012-VII
1. Rehabi l i tati on/Improvement of School
Building,Gov. Mariano E. Villafuerte NHS, Pili
Cam. Sur
2. Repair/Improvement of School Building, Pili
National High School, Pili Camarines Sur
3. Improvement of Tabuco Elem. School, Naga
City
4. Construction of Multi-Purpose Building, CSPC
Naga Campus, Naga City
5. Improvement of Multi-Purpose Building in San
Vicente, (Brgy. Hall) Pili Camarines Sur
6. Improvement of Multi-Purpose Building in Naga
City (Regional Trial Court Building)
7. Expansion of Multi-Purpose Building, Abcede
Elem. School, Bagumbayan Sur, Naga City
c. Contract Location : 2
nd
District Camarines Sur
d. Scope of work : Rehabllitation/Repair/Improvement of School
Bui l di ngs, & Const r uct i on/ Compl et i on
Improvement/Expansi on of Mul ti -Purpose
Buildings
e. Approved Budget for the Contract: P 8,999,960.19
f. Contract Duration : 150 CD
g. Cost of Bidding Documents: P 10,000.00
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures In
accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations,
To bid for this project, a contractor must submit a letter of intent ( LOI), purchase
bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: ( a) prior registration
with DPWH, (b)Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino owned partnership, corporation,
cooperative, or joint venture,(c) with PCAB license to the type and cost of this, (d)
completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10
years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit
line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary
pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt
of LOI. The DPWH POCW-Central Offce will only process contractors applications
for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certifcate
of Registration ( CRC), Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH
website www.dpwh.gov.ph
The Signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents August 6-28,2012
2. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective bidders
August 21,2012 until 10:00 a.m.
3. Pre-BId Conference August 16,2012 at 9:00 a.m.
4. Receipts of Bids August 28,2012 until 10:00 a.m.
5. Opening Of Bids August 28,2012 at 2:00 p.m.
The BAC will Issue hard copies of ( BDS) Bidding Documents at the BAC Offce,
DPWH Camarines Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, Baras Canaman, Camarines
Sur, upon payment of non-refundable fee as stated above for Bid Documents.
Prospective bidders may also download the BDS if available from DPWH website.
Prospective bidders that will download the BDSs from the DPWH website shall
pay the said fees on or before the submission of their Bid Documents. The Pre-Bid
conference shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased the BDS.
Bid must be accompanied by a Bid Security, in the amount and acceptable form,
as stated in Section 27,2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective Bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed
in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst
envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a
copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of
the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as
determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH Camarines Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all bid, to annul the bidding process at anytime prior contract
award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s
APPROVED:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO A. ALEJO JR.
BAC-Chairman
Warriors all. A historic gathering of past and present members of the University of the East Red Warriors
Mens Basketball Team took place last month at the UE Manila in celebration of the warriors first homecoming,
coinciding with the tribute to the legendary coach Virgilio Baby Dalupan. UE feted Dalupan with a UE Golden
Global award, made him an honorary UE alumnus emeritus, and presented him with a lazy-boy couch. Photo
shows Coach Dalupan (seated on the lazy-boy couch) reuniting with some members of the his fabled UE Warriors
team in late 1950s to early 1970s, namely Jimmy Mariano, Godofredo Realubit, Angelito Flores, the living
legendformer Senator Robert Jaworski, Rudy Soriano, and Reynaldo Vallejo; the next generations of notable
Warriors Jaime Manansala, Frederick Pumaren, Rico Acua, Julio Cruz, Wilton Roxas, Efren Damian, Jose Gagui,
Ronald Golding, Allan Caidic, Jerry Codiera, Boycie Zamar, Bong Ravena, Jolly Escobar, Braulio Lim Jr., Orly Javier,
Alfred Bartolome, Ting Hojilla, Lino Ortiz, Johnny Marcadejas, Ildefonso Mariquit, Rino Magsalin, Alvin Zuiga,
Noy Catalan, Roberto Balo, Rey Mendez, Dennis Lim, Raymund Sotto, Gerald Ortega, Chris Corbin, Michael Cruz,
James Yap, Karl Tabas, William Arroyo, Roberts Labagala, Paul Zamar, Lucas Tagarda, Raffy Reyes, Ken Acibar,
Elmer Espiritu, Paul Lee; and (extreme back) the current Warriors Gene Belleza, Roy Villarias, JC Duncil, Dan
Alberto, Roi Sumang, Ian Valdez., Sam Razon, Pedrito Galanza, Jairold Flores, Adrian Santos, Chris Javier, Erwin
Duran, JR Sumido, Ivan Hernandez, Mark Olayon, and John Mena. Not in the photo is Filomeno Pilo Pumaren,
who delivered a tribute message. For more info, visit UE web site, log on to www.ue.edu.ph.
TRINITY University of Asia blasted Colegio de San Lorenzo, 74-64,
to lead the mens division with a 3-0 record in the Sandugo-Collegiate
Athletic League, with idle Informatics-A and College of St. Benilde
on its heels on similar 2-0 slates.
CDSL suffered its rst loss after its opening-day victory, while
Emilio Aguinaldo College got its rst win in three starts, defeating
Don Bosco Technical College, 97-87.
DBTC suffered a second loss in as many games in the tourna-
ment also sponsored by PC Gilmore, Philippine Sports Commission,
Phiten, Gatorade, and Uratex,.
UA&P likewise barged in to the win column following its hard-
earned win, 77-67, over Informatics-B last Sunday at the Treston
Gym, led by Xer Anthony Villanuevas 25 points.
Villanueva was backed by Maximillian Valdez with 19 and Troy
Bautista, who chipped in 17 points. Bernardo Recato had 15 markers
for the losing team.
In the womens division of this developmental league, also sup-
ported by Primovit Multi-vitamins and Platinum Fitness, CSB, led
by the duo of Joy Zuniga and Grace Dadal, had an easy time against
DBTC, which failed to score a point in the entire second quarter, al-
lowing the Lady Blazers to pull away at the half, 36-10 en route to
a 74 - 33 win.
The games best player Zuniga had 15 points, to go with
seven rebounds and three steals, while Dadal topscored with
18 points.
CSB (1-1), however, still trails womens division leaders Adamson
University and De La Salle University-Dasmarinas, which share the
lead with similar 2-0 records.
UST is at 1-2, while DBTC is alone at the bottom with three
straight losses.
Trinity University leads Sandugo cagefest
Jarencio
AUGUST 14, 2012
TUESDAY
A8
Dela Cruz, Canare pull off upset wins
ARLAN dela Cruz of JVT Racing and Rizaldy Canare
stole the limelight from the favorites following their
impressive victories in the fourth leg of the 2012 Phil-
ippine Scooter Racing Championships and the 2012
Philippine Underbone King Championships recently
at the Clark International Speedway.
Dela Cruz pulled off a surprise photo-nish triumph
against JVT Racing teammate Miko Erich Montano in
the 2012 Philippine Scooter Racing Championships,
while Canare bounced back in the nal two laps to
score a big upset in the 2012 Philippine Underbone
King Championships, which are both sanctioned by
the Underbone and Scooters Racing Association and
supported by FDR as the ofcial tires.
Montano was then leading the race as Dela
Cruz, who started fourth, rushed his way up to
back up his teammate against rival MTRT tough
bets Paul Mark Doblada, who controlled the rst
three laps, and Cassey Ng.
He moved up third on the third lap and slipped
past slumping Doblada on the eighth lap, to se-
cure second-place behind Montano.
As Ng, then running third, remained a big
threat, he moved closer right behind Montano to
block any possible open doors from the rival team
riders in the ensuing laps.
But on the main straight approaching the nish
line, Dela Cruz came side by side with Montano
and instead decided to go for the unexpected vic-
tory as the checquered ag was waived.
De la Cruz wrapped up the 12-lap race in 15
minutes and 47.701 seconds, or just a slim 0.012
of a second ahead of Montano. Ng checked in
12.954 seconds later to claim third place, while
Josh Reuben Tan and Doblada wound up fourth
and fth, respectively.
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Manila Standard TODAY
sports@manilastandardtoday.com sports_mstandard@yahoo.com Riera U. Mallari, Editor
Donaire to begin training for Oct. 13 bout with Japanese
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
WORLD Boxing Organization/International Boxing Fed-
eration super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire is in
Honolulu, Hawaii en route to his training camp at the Un-
disputed Gym in the Bay Area and will begin training right
away for his Diamond Belt showdown with World Boxing
Council super champion Toshiaki Nishioka at the Home De-
pot Center in Carson City, California on Oct. 13.
Donaire told the Manila Standard he will leave for Las
Vegas with wife Rachel and then drive to California to begin
training right away, since he may be a little behind schedule.
The four-division world champion said he would have
about two months of preparation, which would be good
enough because.
I am already getting into shape fast, because I dont
do any of the bad stuff like drinking. I ran for 40 minutes
this morning and I didnt even get tired. I know Im go-
ing to get into shape fast and my body is accepting all the
training we do, he said.
Donaire added he is currently around 132 pounds, 10 pounds
over the super bantamweight limit, which should be no problem.
The Filipino Flash is coming off a comfortable 12-round
decision over South Africas Jeffrey Mathebula from whom
he won the IBF title also in Carson City last month, in the
process breaking his foes jaw in two places.
Donaire said that he is not training under Robert Garcia
in Oxnard, where the latter is handling Brandon Bam
Bam Rios, who battles Mike Alvarado.
I have never gone to Oxnard. Robert visits us in San
Carlos, said Donaire, who revealed that he generally han-
dles his own training and concentrates on strength and con-
ditioning which he said is pretty much what I do.
Games Wednesday
(EAC-Cavite gym)
10 am OC vs CCP (men)
11:30 a.m. DLSU-Dasma vs
EAC-Cavite (men)
1 p.m. EAC-Cavite vs
PSBA (women)

DEFENDING champion La
Salle-Dasmarinas and Central
Colleges of the Philippines
held off separate foes yester-
day at the start of the 11th Uni-
versity and Colleges Athletic
Association mens volleyball
tournament.
The Patriots needed 73 min-
utes to dispose of the Olivarez
College Sea Lions, 27-25, 17-
25, 25-17, 25-17, at the CCP
College gymnasium in Sta.
Mesa, Manila.
The rookie-laden CCP Bob-
cats overcame opening-day
jitters in coming off with a
22-25, 28-26, 25-22, 21-25,
15-11 triumph over the Emilio
Aguinaldo College-Cavite
Vanguard.
Hudri Kona rose to the oc-
casion for La Salle-Dasma in
the nal set, scoring six points
with his pinpoint serves as his
heroics allowed the Patriots to
grab a decisive 18-12 edge in
this spikefest supported by Mi-
kasa and Molten Balls.
The Patriots actually took an
early 10-5 lead behind the hot
hands of Kona and Alvin Ca-
cayurin to set the tone of the
match.
Meanwhile, the Bobcats
banked on the frontline efforts
of Kim Dave Galang and An-
thony Lu, whose placement
shots gave the Sta. Mesa-based
spikers six crucial points.
Galang and Lu came into
the picture after the Vanguards
threatened for the nal time at
7-10.
Karamihan sa mga mem-
bers of the team ay rookies.
Pero na-overcome namin ang
nerbiyos sa huli, said Bobcats
skipper Onesimo de la Paz.
The Bobcats erected a 4-0
edge atthe start of the nal set,
with Adrian Adra leading the
attack with his serves.
Patriots,
Bobcats
win volley
opener
NCAA SCHEDULE
By Jeric Lopez

THE recently concluded 37th season of the Philippine
Basketball Association was a huge success, with a
record haul of P114 million in earnings, but the league
isnt done from making things better.
By Peter Atencio
SOPHOMORE Byron Villarias
joined veteran teammate Nate
Matute in providing the big
numbers that carried the Jose
Rizal University Heavy Bomb-
ers to a 101-83 demolition of
the Letran Knights in the 88th
National Collegiate Athletic
Association mens basketball
tournament.
Villarias, a management stu-
dent, dished out his best game of
the season with 29 points as he
led the Heavy Bombers to their
seventh win in eight games at the
Arena in San Juan. He unloaded
13 points during a decisive sec-
ond-quarter run, which kept the
Heavy Bombers on top of the
leaderboard.
The win came a week after the
Heavy Bombers absorbed a 37-
62 loss to the defending cham-
pion San Beda Red Lions.
Sabi ko sa kanila, just com-
pete with the other team and
show your big heart, said JRU
coach Vergel Meneses.
Matute hit 25 points, includ-
ing 12 in the rst period as JRU
tried to stay ahead of Letran,
19-17.
The Bombers nally made
headway with their pressing de-
fense in the second canto as Vil-
larias scored four charities and
unleashed a trey in the last 46.7
seconds.
Villarias baskets touched off
an 11-2 blast, allowing JRU to
grab a 48-38 spread and keep
Letran at bay after the Knights
last closed in at 33-37.
Ronnel Carampils jumper
with three ticks to go gave JRU
its biggest taste of the lead, 74-
54, at the end of the third.
In the junior division, the San
Beda Red Cubs (8-0) waylaid
the San Sebastian College Sta-
glets (8-1), 77-68, in overtime,
with Arvin Tolentino making 38
points and 10 boards.
Rey Nambatac scored 23
points for the Letran Squires
(7-1) as they prevailed over
JRU, 93-59, while La Salle
Greenhills (6-3) clobbered
Arellano, 85-59, behind Mario
Bonleon and Robert Bollick,
who had 14 apiece.
In the other senior game, the
San Sebastian College Stags,
with Calvin Abueva unloading
21 points, 21 rebounds and nine
assists, outplayed the defending
champion San Beda College Red
Lions, 80-71, to keep up with
the Heavy Bombers in the lead
at 7-1.
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Bombers demolish
Knights, 101 to 83
Heading to the 38th season of Asias first play-
for-pay league, the PBAwants to eclipse last sea-
sons success by improving on all areas.
Just like the previous seasons, there will be a
couple of minor revisions regarding the formats
of certain conferences to provide a better and ex-
citing approach for both the teams and the fans.
For the third conference--the Governors
Cup--the league approved a change that will
make the format the same as in the Philippine
and the Commissioners Cup, which feature
more series and match-ups in the playoffs.
Based on our studies, the third-confer-
ence playoffs proved to be the weakest,
since there are no match-ups, unlike in the
rst and second conferences. So we are go-
ing to address that by putting into place an
additional phase during the third confer-
ence, featuring more playoffs, explained
PBA Commissioner Atty. Chito Salud.
The Governors Cup next season will
have the same single-round robin elimina-
tion round, but only two teams will be elim-
inated, instead of four. The rst two confer-
ences will retain their old formats.
The height limits of the import-laden
conferences will remain the same, with the
Commissioners Cup again featuring an un-
limited height and the Governors Cup hav-
ing a height limit of 65.
The leagues new season will kick off on
Sept. 30, with the Philippine Cup featuring the
same 14-game, inter-intra format.
Meanwhile, Barangay Ginebra governor
Robert Non ofcially assumed the chair-
manship of the PBA from Rain or Shines
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PBA seeks banner year
Arlan de la Cruz (inset) ashes a two thumbs-up sign after steering his
bike (left) to a photo-nish victory over his JVT teammate Miko Erich
Montano (right) for the 180cc Scooters crown.
Mamerto Mondragon.
Meralcos Ramon Segismundo was ap-
pointed vice chairman and Petron Blazes
Ely Capacio is now the treasurer.
As for the leagues coveror AKTV, its ad-
vocacy for the league for the next season is
to be able to allow more interaction between
the league and the fans.
We want to get more fans involved, more
engaged in the PBA especially with their fa-
vorite players, said TV5 chief operating of-
cer and executive vice president Bobby Bar-
reiro. The games have become more exciting
with the improved brand of play and our role
is to communicate that to the public.
Barreiro believes that it is necessary to empha-
size the fansenthusiasm regarding the league.
The fans now are more active, more in-
volved, so we want to tap on that energy,
added Barreiro.
Meanwhile, the rookie biometrics will be
conducted tomorrow at the Club 650 gym
in Libis, Quezon City from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
where the aspirants strength will be mea-
sured. The draft is set on Sunday at Robinsons
Place Manila.
Games Thursday
(The Arena in San Juan)
12 nn Mapua vs Arellano (jrs)
2 p.m. San Beda vs Letran jrs)
4 p.m. Mapua vs Arellano rs)
6 p.m. San Beda vs Letran (srs)
Michael Mabulac
(right) of JRU reaches
out for steal, but fouls
a driving Kevin Alas of
Letran in the process
in a game won by
the Bombers, 101-83.
LINO SANTOS
Bobby Barreiro Robert Non Chito Salud
Business
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Roderick T. dela Cruz, Assistant Editor
IN BRIEF
San Miguels profit tops P14b
PSE COMPOSITE INDEX
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OIL
PRICES
TODAY
P575-P705
LPG/11-kg tank
P49.00-P56.57
Unleaded Gasoline
P39.38-P43.99
Diesel
P47.69-P53.00
Kerosene
P27.20-P31.00
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Japan Yen 0.012773 0.5347
UK Pound 1.568600 65.6679
Hong Kong Dollar 0.128912 5.3968
Switzerland Franc 1.023856 42.8627
Canada Dollar 1.009184 42.2485
Singapore Dollar 0.803923 33.6554
Australia Dollar 1.055632 44.1930
Bahrain Dinar 2.652661 111.0510
Saudi Arabia Rial 0.266674 11.1640
Brunei Dollar 0.800705 33.5207
Indonesia Rupiah 0.000106 0.0044
Thailand Baht 0.031807 1.3316
UAE Dirham 0.272279 11.3987
Euro Euro 1.229400 51.4676
Korea Won 0.000884 0.0370
China Yuan 0.157233 6.5824
India Rupee 0.018090 0.7573
Malaysia Ringgit 0.320976 13.4373
NewZealand Dollar 0.812480 34.0137
Taiwan Dollar 0.033368 1.3969
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1200
Farm
output
increases
slightly
ICTSIs consolidated income up 17%
Lucio Tan denies row over PAL commissions
Prospects of animation,
non-voice BPO jobs rosy
By Julito G. Rada
THE development of non-voice
business process outsourcing jobs
like animation, publishing and
engineering design is expected
to signicantly contribute to the
growth of the IT-BPO industry in
the Philippines.
David Caldwell, managing di-
rector of Wells Fargo Philippines
Solutions Inc., said in a business
conference that prospects of devel-
oping other important segments of
non-voice BPO was huge.
Indeed, there are really great
prospects for the Philippine ani-
mation industry, eminent through
the countrys sectoral advan-
tage, he said.
He said the talent and creative
instinct of Filipino animators
make the Philippines the preferred
outsourcing partner of big interna-
tional production outts.
Caldwell said aside from the
lower costs of services, big for-
eign companies rely on Filipino
animators because of their Eng-
lish prociency, quality and speed
in delivering output, and the abil-
ity to comprehend concepts and
story lines better than their Asian
counterparts.
He also said the Philippines had
robust infrastructure to support
relevant animation activities, add-
ing the highly-skilled engineers
and additional graduates annually
could support the high growth of
the engineering design sector.
By Lailany P. Gomez
INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal
Services Inc., the countrys largest port
operator, said Monday consolidated net
income in the rst six months of 2012
rose 17 percent to $70.3 million from $60
million year-on-year, on higher volume
and revenues in all three geographic
segments.
ICTSI said in a disclosure to the
Philippine Stock Exchange that rst-half
revenues from port operations climbed
8 percent to $345 million from $319.1
million on year.
Revenue from port operations in the
second quarter went up 4 percent to
$171.2 million from $164.2 million a
year ago.
ICTSI handled consolidated volume of
2,697,735 twenty-foot equivalent units in
the rst half of 2012, up 9 percent from
2,483,977 on year.
ICTSI attributed the increased volume
to the continued growth in international
trade where the groups terminals are
located, new shipping line routes and
customers, the containerization of
break bulk cargoes and the full period
contribution of the companys new
container terminals in Portland, Oregon
in the US and Rijeka, Croatia.
Excluding the volume from the two
latest container terminal acquisitions,
organic volume growth stood at 7
percent. Volume from the groups six key
terminal operations in Manila, Brazil,
Poland, Ecuador, Madagascar and
China, which accounted for 74 percent
of the consolidated volume in the rst
half of 2012, increased 9 percent from
1,840,887 TEUs to 2,002,780 TEUs.
Total consolidated throughput
increased 4 percent in the second quarter
to 1,359,419 TEUs from 1,312,008 TEUs
in 2011.
ICTSI on Friday signed a sub-
concession agreement with Lekki Port
LFTZ Enterprise to operate a container
terminal at a deep water port in the Lagos
Free Trade Area at Ibeju Lekki in Lagos,
Nigeria.
The Tolaram Port@Lekki is being
developed and managed by the
Tolaram Group in partnership with the
Nigerian Port Authority and the Lagos
government.
The agreement grants ICTSI, as sub-
concessionaire, the exclusive right to
develop and operate and provide certain
handling equipment and container
terminal services at the container terminal
located within the Tolaram Port@Lekki
for a period of 21 years.
The strategic location of the container
terminal, combined with its state-of-the-
art facilities, will enable Tolaram Port@
Lekki to establish itself as the preferred
port terminal in the region.
By Othel V. Campos
AGRICULTURE production,
which accounts for about a
fth of the economy, grew 0.9
percent in the rst semester with
a gross value of P691.4 billion,
the Agriculture Department
said Monday.
The slow growth was due
to the decrease in production
of the sheries sub-sector.
Nevertheless, [the] overall
farm growth was still good,
Agriculture Secretary Proceso
Alcala said in a news brieng.
Agriculture production in
the second quarter rose slightly
by 0.7 percent.
Alcala said the modest
growth in the rst six months
was bannered by the 5.5-
percent growth of the poultry
sector, a 1.5-percent increase
in crop harvests and the 0.5-
percent gain in livestock
production.
The sheries subsector,
however, declined 3.3 percent
in the January-June period.
The crops subsector, which
accounted for more than half of
total agricultural production, was
led by the 4.2-percent increase
in rice harvests and 4.8-percent
growth in corn output.
Alacala said harvest of palay
or unmilled rice in the rst six
months reached 7.89 million
metric tons, up from 7.58
million MT recorded a year
ago. Corn production increased
to 3.47 million MT from 3.31
million MT during the same
period.
By Jenniffer B. Austria
CONGLOMERATE San Miguel Corp.
registered a 31-percent increase in rst-
half net income to P14.1 billion from
P10.8 billion year-on-year, despite mixed
results from the groups traditional and
new businesses.
San Miguel said in a statement
to the stock exchange that
consolidated sales jumped 25
percent from January to June
this year to P329.5 billion from
P263.3 billion a year ago.
San Miguel chairman and chief
executive Eduardo Cojuangco Jr.
said the groups highly-diversied
portfolio provided fresh growth
drivers that enabled the company
to turn in strong results despite
higher cost of inputs for some of
its businesses.
Our rst semester nancial
results provide a glimpse of
the importance of a diversied
portfolio and the continuing
value of our core businesses to
the overall stability of the group,
Cojuangco said.
Higher crude and increased raw
material prices, however, resulted
in slimmer margins and reduced
the groups operating income by
20 percent to P25.1 billion.
Beer unit San Miguel Brewery
Inc. posted consolidated rst-half
revenues of P36.9 billion, up 4
percent from the previous years.
The brewerys international
operations registered double-
digit revenue growth as a result
of higher volumes in Hong Kong,
Indonesia and Thailand, it said.
Liquor unit Ginebra San
Miguel Inc. booked revenues of
P7.2 billion, down 12 percent on
year. Despite lower revenues, the
company saw improvements in
the performance, with volumes
for its agship brand Ginebra
San Miguel surpassing the year-
ago level by 13 percent.
Sales of San Miguel Pure Foods
Co. Inc. improved 7 percent to
P45.3 billion, with the agro-
industrial cluster, value-added
meats and milling segments
leading the growth.
But higher raw material prices
and the limited supply of cassava
in the earlier part of the year
weighed down on the operating
income, which stood P1.9 billion
in the rst semester, down 38
percent from a year-ago level.
The groups packaging busi-
ness reported revenues of P11.9
billion, slightly lower than the
2011 level as overseas operations
were affected by the prevailing
global economic crisis.
The companys power
generation and oil businesses
showed mixed results during the
rst six months of the year.
SMC Global Powers net
generation volume in the
rst semester reached 8,081
gigawatt-hours, up 12 percent.
Consolidated net revenues rose
11 percent to P39.5 billion.
Petron Corp. registered group
revenues of P193.3 billion, up 43
percent after the consolidation of
the second quarter revenues of its
Malaysian operations.
Consolidated net income
dropped to P432 million,
signicantly lower than P6.04
billion on year, due to the
volatility in global oil markets.
Meanwhile, San Miguel said
it expects ongoing infrastructure
projects to start contributing to
the companys revenues by the
rst quarter of 2013.
Philippine Airlines recently
took delivery of its third long-
haul Boeing 777-300 ER. PAL
has started implementing a new
growth strategy that includes
eet modernization, network
expansion and improvements in
passenger service.
New property company. Injap Investments Inc. headed by chairman Edgar Sia II and Honeystar Holdings Corp. led
by chairman Tony TanCaktiong, who is also the founder and chairman of Jollibee Foods Corp., formed a joint venture called
DoubleDragon Properties Corp., formerly Injap Land Corp., which is envisioned to be a major commercial and residential property
developer in the Philippines by 2020. Shown during the signing ceremony are (from left) DoubleDragon Properties president and
chief operating ofcer Ferdinand Sia, Edgar Sia, Tan Caktiong and Joseph Tan Buntiong.
THE Lucio Tan Group on
Monday denied a reported dispute
between tycoon Lucio Tan and
Philippine Airlines president
Ramon Ang over alleged aircraft
purchase commissions.
Theres no rift. The closest
thing to a discussion about aircraft
commissions was when Airbus and
BoeingPALs major suppliers
were advised during one of the
companys top level meetings
against offering or even discussing
said commissions with anyone in
PAL, a statement said.
A source familar with the
operations of the countrys
biggest airline told the Manila
Standar d that Tan and Ang,
whose company just purchased
49 percent of PAL and took over
its management in a deal signed
in April, had disagreed over the
treatment of commissions in the
purchase of new jets.
He said the dispute over
commissions should be settled soon
before the partnership breaks up.
The Lucio Tan Group said in
a statement that prices quoted
by aircraft suppliers were so low
that talks of any commission
were next to impossible.
Tan and Ang respect each
other and both are trying their
best to make this partnership
work. Like in any organization,
there may be some differences
in opinion but none of them are
in the level of a major policy
dispute as described in the
Manila Standar d report, the
statement said.
The Tan Group added that
unnamed sources peddling
tales about alleged disagreement
between Tan and Ang probably
want to drive a wedge between
the two executives.
It could only come from
people whose agenda is to see the
partnership fail, the statement said.
A source earlier said Ang did
not agree on how commissions
were treated in the contract
between PAL and Airbus.
EIB rehabilitation plan
PHILIPPINE Deposit Insurance Corp. has
given banks interested in reviving the closed
Export and Industry Bank until Aug. 15 to sub-
mit the required documents.
The state-owned deposit insurer, which took
over the assets of EIB, said only banks with good
standing and sufcient nancial capability, could
become strategic third party investors in the bank.
Interested investors were asked to submit
the full name of the interested party, address,
telephone/telefax number and e-mail address
of principal contact, business overview of the
interested party, list of shareholders and their
respective nationalities, evidence of nancial
capacity to pursue the bid like audited nancial
statements or equivalent, and duly executed
condentiality agreement.
PDIC said it would determine the rehabilita-
tion proposal that is most advantageous to de-
positors, creditors and taxpayers.
It said that as with any closed bank, a reha-
bilitation proposal for EIB should address the
requirements for capital strengthening, liquid-
ity, sustainability and viability, and governance.
PDIC said only pre-qualied STPIs would be
allowed further participation in the bidding pro-
cess. Anna Leah G. Estrada
Nickel Asia hikes capital
NICKEL Asia Corp. has secured the approval
of the Securities and Exchange Commission to
increase its authorized capital stock to P2.14 bil-
lion from P800 million.
The nickel miner said in a disclosure to the
stock exchange the capital hike would cover the
planned stock rights offering.
The company is seeking approval of the
Philippine Stock Exchange for the listing of the
stock dividend shares, the mining company
said.
Nickel Asia reported earlier net income in the
rst half of the year declined 26 percent to P1.27
billion from P1.73 billion in the same period last
year due to lower nickel prices.
Total volume of nickel sold and delivered
from four operating mines rose to 5.02 million
wet metric tons in the rst six months of the
year from 4.22 million WMT in 2011.
Nickel price for the 2.37 million WMT of
ore shipped in the rst half averaged $8.60 per
pound against $11.48 per pound in the same pe-
riod last year.
The balance of shipments sold in the rst
half was on the basis of negotiated price,
which averaged $25.87 per WMT of ore com-
pared with $21.73 WMT of ore in the same
period last year. Jenniffer B. Austria
IF a picture is worth a thousand words, then
Pinterest just got more loquacious.
Already the third most popular social networking
site in the US, the image-sharing Web site last week
dropped its by-invitation approach to building
membership and began open registration. New
users can now simply visit the site (www.pinterest.
com), log in with their Facebook or Twitter
accounts, or just sign up with an e-mail address.
Were really excited to have the capacity to
offer Pinterest to more people, the company said
in a blog entry announcing the change of pace.
Which is not to say that Pinterest took too much
time getting to where its at.
In fact, it was able to chalk up 10 million monthly
visitors this year faster than Facebook, Twitter or
any Web site in the history of the Web.
A report released by Experian Marketing
Services showed that by the end of March 2012,
Pinterest had registered 104 million visitsstill a
far cry from Facebooks 7 billion, but closing on
Twitters 182 million. As the third most visited
social networking site, Pinterest had overtaken
LinkedIn, Google+, MySpace and Tumblr. All this
was made even more remarkable by its relatively
late start in March 2010.
While celebrities are still more likely to tweet,
a number have also taken to pinning, including
Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen de Generes,
Martha Stewart and Ryan Seacrest.
If youve noticed a distinctly feminine bias in
that list, thats because as much as 60 percent of its
registered users are women, and an overwhelming
number of them are between 25 and 44 years of age.
Some other interesting demographics: users
have above-average incomes, with half of them
earning $50,000 or more a year, according to the
social media marketing company Tamba. The
e-commerce site Shopify also found that Pinterest
users were more likely to buy products online and
spend twice as much as Twitter users. Tamba said
buyers referred from Pinterest were 10 percent
more likely to buy something, and spend 10 percent
more, on average, than visitors arriving from other
social networks.
Pinterest users also spend a respectable average
of 89 minutes a month on the site, at 14.2 minutes
per visit.
So whats driving all this interest?
While Pinterest appears to be a photo-sharing
site, it is actually more accurate to describe it as
a digital scrapbook for cool things you nd on
the Internet. Pinterest enables you to organize the
scrapbook (into boards) and share what you
nd.
Unlike other social networks, this one isnt
driven by geeky males but by women who like to
collect and share fashion, crafts and home design
ideas, food recipes, or cute animal photos.
With my curiosity adequately piqued, I signed
up for my own account and got pinning within
minutes, quickly creating a board for books (By
the Book), design ideas (By Design) and another
for pets (Raining Cats & Dogs).
With the help of a Pin It button that can be
installed in your browser, Pinterest makes it
extremely simple to add photos or even videos
to your boards. Any time you see something you
like while browsing the Web, just click the Pin It
button and save it to your board. You can re-pin
or like pins from other users, or post comments
about them.
Unlike photo-sharing sites such as Flickr, you
dont upload photos in Pinterest, and there is no
limit to the number of images you can pin or
share.
The photo-laden site has a classy, polished feel
to it, and makes browsing through the images a
pleasant experience. The company bars nudity but
the culture established by the networks members
makes this rule almost unnecessary.
Of course, with its growing popularity and the
relative afuence of its users, Pinterest is bound to
draw the attention of marketers who will use the
network to promote and sell their products.
Kristen Andee, who writes for Investment News,
provides some tips on how nancial advisers might
be able to use the network to connect to clients, but
the advice can easily be applied to other elds:
Create a complete prole and add a good
head shot to it.
Show your personality in the introduction.
Get creative. Be funny.
Add links to your Web site and Facebook
and Twitter accounts.
Come up with creative titles for your
boards.
Pin items and categories that t the lifestyle
of your client.
Put captions or descriptions on your pins
use key words.
Spend time to build relationships. Comment
on others pins and re-pin posts from them
but be sure to credit the source.
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AUGUST 14, 2012 TUESDAY
B2
Piquing my interest
Market rises; ALI,
Globe lead gainers
52 Weeks Previous % Net Foreign (Peso)
High Low STOCKS Close High Low Close Change Volume Trade/Buying
MST BUSINESS DAILY STOCKS REVIEW
MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
M
S
T
FINANCIAL
70.50 46.00 Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. 62.00 62.20 61.80 62.00 0.00 3,450,540 (63,018,958.00)
76.80 50.00 Bank of PI 76.30 76.20 75.80 76.10 (0.26) 690,780 30,617,735.00
1.82 0.68 Bankard, Inc. 0.71 0.70 0.70 0.70 (1.41) 50,000
595.00 370.00 China Bank 471.20 471.20 471.20 471.20 0.00 4,980 428,792.00
1.95 1.42 BDO Leasing & Fin. Inc. 2.05 2.02 2.00 2.02 (1.46) 62,000
23.90 12.98 COL Financial 21.60 22.00 22.00 22.00 1.85 400
20.70 18.50 Eastwest Bank 19.40 19.50 19.26 19.50 0.52 292,500 2,756,350.00
89.00 50.00 First Metro Inv. 72.00 72.00 72.00 72.00 0.00 60
3.26 1.91 I-Remit Inc. 2.46 2.50 2.30 2.50 1.63 8,000
98.00 60.00 Metrobank 94.85 94.65 93.00 93.30 (1.63) 3,686,750 (251,812,699.50)
3.06 1.30 Natl Reinsurance Corp. 1.97 1.96 1.96 1.96 (0.51) 20,000
77.80 41.00 Phil. National Bank 73.30 73.30 72.50 73.15 (0.20) 146,700 (4,617,319.50)
500.00 204.80 PSE Inc. 380.00 378.00 371.20 378.00 (0.53) 150
45.50 25.45 RCBC `A 44.50 44.05 43.55 44.00 (1.12) 377,500.00 41,150.00
155.20 77.00 Security Bank 146.00 147.40 146.00 147.00 0.68 502,420 27,228,130.00
1240.00 890.00 Sun Life Financial 900.00 901.00 900.00 900.00 0.00 290 9,010.00
140.00 58.00 Union Bank 101.00 101.40 101.00 101.00 0.00 25,550 (308,216.00)
2.06 1.43 Vantage Equities 1.75 1.87 1.80 1.87 6.86 32,000
INDUSTRIAL
35.50 26.50 Aboitiz Power Corp. 34.70 34.80 34.30 34.80 0.29 6,287,000 31,275,245.00
13.58 8.00 Agrinurture Inc. 8.53 8.55 8.51 8.51 (0.23) 47,700
23.90 11.98 Alaska Milk Corp. 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 0.00 100
1.70 0.97 Alliance Tuna Intl Inc. 1.40 1.48 1.42 1.46 4.29 1,440,000 1,452,420.00
48.00 25.00 Alphaland Corp. 29.50 29.60 29.60 29.60 0.34 1,500 (44,400.00)
1.65 1.08 Alsons Cons. 1.36 1.37 1.36 1.37 0.74 195,000
Asiabest Group 22.90 23.20 22.85 23.00 0.44 97,100
26.55 12.50 C. Azuc De Tarlac 15.00 13.02 12.98 12.98 (13.47) 19,000
2.96 2.12 Calapan Venture 2.38 2.40 2.40 2.40 0.84 70,000
250.00 41.00 Chemphil 139.50 169.00 168.00 169.00 21.15 140
144.00 36.00 Conc. Aggr. `A 64.00 89.95 82.00 89.95 40.55 20
3.07 2.30 Chemrez Technologies Inc. 2.52 2.52 2.50 2.52 0.00 289,000 222,500.00
9.70 7.41 Cirtek Holdings (Chips) 9.70 9.64 9.21 9.59 (1.13) 41,500
7.00 4.83 Energy Devt. Corp. (EDC) 5.79 5.90 5.71 5.90 1.90 16,213,000 5,282,350.00
6.75 2.80 EEI 7.60 7.77 7.50 7.50 (1.32) 428,300 (386,838.00)
3.80 1.00 Euro-Med Lab. 1.91 1.90 1.72 1.90 (0.52) 3,000
25.00 5.80 Federal Chemicals 9.70 10.50 10.00 10.00 3.09 28,400
18.00 12.50 First Gen Corp. 18.20 18.24 18.00 18.12 (0.44) 3,768,900 (13,174,836.00)
78.55 51.50 First Holdings A 76.55 76.55 75.60 75.60 (1.24) 168,550 (1,952,386.00)
30.90 22.50 Ginebra San Miguel Inc. 21.00 20.50 20.50 20.50 (2.38) 10,300
0.02 0.0099 Greenergy 0.0150 0.0150 0.0140 0.0140 (6.67) 45,000,000 (420,000.00)
12.36 7.80 Holcim Philippines Inc. 12.80 12.50 11.90 12.50 (2.34) 78,100 (23,750.00)
7.40 3.80 Integ. Micro-Electronics 4.30 4.34 4.28 4.28 (0.47) 8,000
2.35 0.74 Ionics Inc 0.630 0.650 0.640 0.640 1.59 180,000 (9,100.00)
120.00 80.00 Jollibee Foods Corp. 101.00 101.60 99.90 100.00 (0.99) 281,720 4,101,691.50
8.40 1.04 LMG Chemicals 1.87 1.95 1.85 1.85 (1.07) 178,000 (185,500.00)
3.20 1.05 Manchester Intl. A 2.70 2.55 2.50 2.50 (7.41) 12,000
26.00 18.10 Manila Water Co. Inc. 26.60 26.85 26.00 26.25 (1.32) 1,811,200 (23,926,585.00)
15.30 8.12 Megawide 16.40 16.50 16.30 16.32 (0.49) 64,800 47,270.00
295.00 215.00 Mla. Elect. Co `A 264.00 266.00 262.20 263.00 (0.38) 163,150 (4,281,524.00)
6.75 4.50 Panasonic Mfg Phil. Corp. 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 0.00 1,500
3.00 1.96 Pepsi-Cola Products Phil. 3.40 3.52 3.45 3.50 2.94 7,087,000 (2,909,380.00)
17.40 9.70 Petron Corporation 9.80 9.85 9.75 9.80 0.00 527,000 (538,545.00)
14.94 8.05 Phoenix Petroleum Phils. 8.38 8.59 8.19 8.19 (2.27) 81,200 164,000.00
3.78 1.01 RFM Corporation 3.99 4.09 3.95 4.03 1.00 5,018,000 (9,623,600.00)
6.50 2.90 Salcon Power Corp. 5.14 5.14 5.12 5.12 (0.39) 5,000
33.00 26.50 San Miguel Brewery Inc. 34.10 34.20 34.20 34.20 0.29 90,200
132.60 110.20 San Miguel Corp `A 113.00 113.00 111.70 112.10 (0.80) 131,900 3,025,146.00
1.90 1.25 Seacem 2.27 2.42 2.30 2.36 3.96 16,672,000 9,608,600.00
2.44 1.80 Splash Corporation 1.81 1.81 1.79 1.79 (1.10) 14,000
0.250 0.112 Swift Foods, Inc. 0.136 0.140 0.139 0.139 2.21 360,000
5.30 3.30 Tanduay Holdings 11.90 12.50 11.64 12.36 3.87 4,637,600 1,379,440.00
3.00 1.99 TKC Steel Corp. 2.16 2.17 2.10 2.17 0.46 13,000
1.41 0.90 Trans-Asia Oil 1.18 1.18 1.18 1.18 0.00 55,000
69.20 37.00 Universal Robina 59.90 60.75 58.85 60.60 1.17 1,173,480 (8,618,579.50)
5.50 1.05 Victorias Milling 1.40 1.45 1.38 1.40 0.00 3,027,000 91,500.00
1.12 0.310 Vitarich Corp. 0.630 0.690 0.640 0.640 1.59 10,831,000 (3,020.00)
18.00 2.55 Vivant Corp. 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 0.00 1,200
1.22 0.70 Vulcan Indl. 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.97 0.00 33,000
HOLDING FIRMS
1.18 0.65 Abacus Cons. `A 0.70 0.72 0.69 0.69 (1.43) 5,531,000 (138,000.00)
59.90 35.50 Aboitiz Equity 49.00 49.50 48.15 49.10 0.20 3,672,400 (33,198,585.00)
13.70 8.00 Alliance Global Inc. 11.14 11.14 11.04 11.10 (0.36) 9,517,200 (51,902,276.00)
2.97 1.80 Anglo Holdings A 1.98 1.99 1.99 1.99 0.51 1,000
5.02 3.00 Anscor `A 4.62 4.65 4.62 4.65 0.65 146,000 (585,900.00)
6.98 0.260 Asia Amalgamated A 5.00 5.09 4.80 5.09 1.80 3,000
3.15 1.49 ATN Holdings A 2.15 2.16 1.98 2.05 (4.65) 206,000
4.16 2.30 ATN Holdings B 3.03 3.08 2.82 3.08 1.65 18,000
485.20 272.00 Ayala Corp `A 430.00 436.00 430.00 433.00 0.70 360,870 13,938,204.00
64.80 30.50 DMCI Holdings 58.50 59.10 58.00 59.00 0.85 2,515,520 4,035,562.50
5.20 3.30 Filinvest Dev. Corp. 4.28 4.28 4.18 4.28 0.00 12,000
520.00 455.40 GT Capital 542.00 545.00 542.00 542.50 0.09 54,030 8,314,890.00
36.20 19.00 JG Summit Holdings 33.00 33.45 32.70 33.00 0.00 365,500 9,154,750.00
6.21 4.00 Lopez Holdings Corp. 5.21 5.21 5.19 5.19 (0.38) 1,937,600 (6,359,830.00)
1.54 0.61 Lodestar Invt. Holdg.Corp. 1.03 1.05 1.01 1.02 (0.97) 531,000
3.82 1.790 Marcventures Hldgs., Inc. 2.30 2.37 2.28 2.37 3.04 209,000
4.65 2.56 Metro Pacic Inv. Corp. 4.25 4.24 4.17 4.18 (1.65) 15,099,000 (33,771,490.00)
6.24 2.55 Minerales Industrias Corp. 5.19 5.25 5.11 5.17 (0.39) 72,100
7.50 1.22 MJCI Investments Inc. 6.88 6.50 5.88 6.39 (7.12) 32,000
0.0770 0.045 Pacica `A 0.0540 0.0550 0.0530 0.0550 1.85 9,400,000
0.82 0.44 Prime Orion 0.460 0.480 0.460 0.480 4.35 110,000
4.10 1.56 Republic Glass A 2.10 2.10 2.07 2.10 0.00 47,000 4,140.00
0.490 0.285 Sinophil Corp. 0.330 0.330 0.330 0.330 0.00 20,000
750.00 450.00 SM Investments Inc. 740.00 749.00 730.00 743.00 0.41 622,720 179,743,625.00
1.78 1.00 Solid Group Inc. 1.82 1.92 1.79 1.92 5.49 5,716,000 (1,789,300.00)
0.420 0.101 Unioil Res. & Hldgs 0.2140 0.2190 0.2190 0.2190 2.34 180,000
0.620 0.620 Wellex Industries 0.3250 0.3400 0.3250 0.3350 3.08 1,040,000
1.370 0.185 Zeus Holdings 0.390 0.400 0.390 0.395 1.28 1,460,000
P R O P E R T Y
48.00 18.00 Anchor Land Holdings Inc. 20.20 20.20 19.20 20.20 0.00 2,300 40,890.00
3.34 1.70 A. Brown Co., Inc. 2.60 2.82 2.60 2.67 2.69 222,000
0.83 0.38 Araneta Prop `A 0.550 0.540 0.540 0.540 (1.82) 3,000
22.85 13.36 Ayala Land `B 22.65 23.40 22.40 23.35 3.09 7,322,900 10,278,710.00
5.62 3.08 Belle Corp. `A 4.80 4.87 4.80 4.80 0.00 874,000 (1,137,100.00)
5.66 0.80 Century Property 1.38 1.44 1.38 1.42 2.90 5,457,000 (5,032,130.00)
2.90 1.20 City & Land Dev. 2.59 2.70 2.60 2.63 1.54 136,000
1.50 1.07 Cityland Dev. `A 1.24 1.25 1.05 1.24 0.00 422,000 12,400.00
1.11 0.67 Cyber Bay Corp. 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.80 0.00 678,000
0.90 0.54 Empire East Land 0.840 0.850 0.830 0.830 (1.19) 6,341,000
0.310 0.10 Ever Gotesco 0.190 0.200 0.190 0.190 0.00 580,000
3.06 1.63 Global-Estate 1.96 1.95 1.92 1.95 (0.51) 1,875,000 (1,863,960.00)
1.44 0.98 Filinvest Land,Inc. 1.33 1.34 1.30 1.34 0.75 13,148,000 2,927,380.00
3.80 1.21 Highlands Prime 1.85 1.86 1.85 1.85 0.00 26,000
2.14 0.65 Interport `A 1.22 1.23 1.23 1.23 0.82 14,000
4.50 1.50 Keppel Properties 2.50 2.30 2.30 2.30 (8.00) 1,000
2.33 1.51 Megaworld Corp. 2.26 2.28 2.24 2.26 0.00 29,319,000 (898,200.00)
0.42 0.168 MRC Allied Ind. 0.1540 0.1570 0.1540 0.1540 0.00 3,080,000
0.990 0.080 Phil. Estates Corp. 0.7000 0.7300 0.7100 0.7200 2.86 5,600,000 (159,750.00)
18.86 10.00 Robinsons Land `B 19.38 19.30 18.62 19.24 (0.72) 1,763,200 (683,414.00)
7.71 2.51 Rockwell 4.06 4.20 4.05 4.06 0.00 262,000 (134,340.00)
2.70 1.80 Shang Properties Inc. 2.72 2.72 2.52 2.58 (5.15) 18,000
8.95 6.00 SM Development `A 6.09 6.19 6.09 6.11 0.33 209,300 (842,148.00)
18.20 10.94 SM Prime Holdings 14.02 14.20 13.98 14.02 0.00 7,981,700 1,586,468.00
1.03 0.64 Sta. Lucia Land Inc. 0.70 0.73 0.71 0.73 4.29 54,000
4.55 1.80 Starmalls 4.09 4.09 4.01 4.09 0.00 32,000
4.50 2.60 Vista Land & Lifescapes 4.410 4.450 4.370 4.380 (0.68) 4,321,000 2,952,730.00
S E R V I C E S
4.72 1.20 2GO Group 1.70 1.69 1.69 1.69 (0.59) 33,000
42.00 28.60 ABS-CBN 28.60 29.05 28.60 29.05 1.57 32,800
18.98 1.60 Acesite Hotel 1.54 1.62 1.45 1.45 (5.84) 870,000
0.78 0.45 APC Group, Inc. 0.600 0.620 0.600 0.610 1.67 620,000
10.92 7.30 Asian Terminals Inc. 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 0.00 90,000 27,000.00
102.80 4.12 Bloomberry 10.00 10.00 9.85 9.85 (1.50) 471,200 (555,737.00)
0.5300 10.2000 Boulevard Holdings 0.1460 0.1760 0.1460 0.1740 19.18 461,180,000 (2,499,970.00)
24.00 6.66 Calata Corp. 6.30 6.30 6.02 6.10 (3.17) 278,700 (73,340.00)
86.90 62.00 Cebu Air Inc. (5J) 68.20 68.20 67.50 68.00 (0.29) 121,880 1,901,327.00
9.70 5.40 DFNN Inc. 5.61 5.65 5.60 5.65 0.71 4,800
1750.00 800.00 FEUI 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 1000.00 0.00 400
1270.00 831.00 Globe Telecom 1130.00 1164.00 1130.00 1160.00 2.65 60,595 17,697,100.00
11.00 6.18 GMA Network Inc. 10.30 10.30 10.18 10.18 (1.17) 2,278,900
77.00 43.40 I.C.T.S.I. 71.00 71.40 70.70 71.30 0.42 991,170 (3,412,305.50)
6.80 4.30 IPeople Inc. `A 6.60 6.61 6.61 6.61 0.15 19,500
4.70 2.00 IP Converge 1.94 1.91 1.75 1.88 (3.09) 290,000
34.50 0.036 IP E-Game Ventures Inc. 0.039 0.041 0.039 0.039 0.00 600,000
3.87 1.00 IPVG Corp. 1.00 1.01 1.00 1.00 0.00 668,000
5.1900 2.550 ISM Communications 3.1000 3.1000 3.0800 3.0800 (0.65) 110,000
3.79 1.62 JTH Davies Holdings Inc. 2.60 3.00 2.45 2.45 (5.77) 4,692,000 80,410.00
11.12 5.90 Leisure & Resorts 8.30 8.30 8.16 8.30 0.00 367,400 (576,285.00)
3.85 2.60 Liberty Telecom 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 0.00 2,000
3.15 1.10 Manila Jockey 2.81 2.93 2.78 2.85 1.42 2,347,000 (1,246,700.00)
9.60 6.50 Metro Pacic Tollways 6.55 6.00 6.00 6.00 (8.40) 12,100 19,800.00
22.95 14.20 Pacic Online Sys. Corp. 14.10 14.30 14.10 14.10 0.00 12,500
8.58 4.60 PAL Holdings Inc. 7.00 7.10 6.90 7.10 1.43 7,900
3.32 1.05 Paxys Inc. 3.00 3.03 2.99 3.02 0.67 659,000 6,020.00
10.00 5.00 Phil. Racing Club 9.50 9.41 9.41 9.41 (0.95) 700
60.00 18.00 Phil. Seven Corp. 70.00 70.00 69.00 69.00 (1.43) 463,100
17.88 12.10 Philweb.Com Inc. 16.48 16.60 16.48 16.60 0.73 1,239,800 (3,236,108.00)
2886.00 2096.00 PLDT Common 2724.00 2724.00 2710.00 2712.00 (0.44) 36,405 (23,390,300.00)
0.48 0.25 PremiereHorizon 0.330 0.325 0.320 0.320 (3.03) 2,360,000
30.10 10.68 Puregold 27.75 28.15 27.80 27.95 0.72 2,667,500 37,225,995.00
3.30 2.40 Transpacic Broadcast 2.76 2.75 2.52 2.75 (0.36) 18,000 25,200.00
0.79 0.27 Waterfront Phils. 0.460 0.460 0.430 0.450 (2.17) 270,000
MINING & OIL
0.0083 0.0038 Abra Mining 0.0041 0.0041 0.0041 0.0041 0.00 1,000,000
25.20 14.50 Atlas Cons. `A 16.98 17.30 16.90 17.10 0.71 227,400 (1,065,030.00)
48.00 20.00 Atok-Big Wedge `A 28.00 27.90 24.05 27.90 (0.36) 2,100 55,400.00
0.380 0.148 Basic Energy Corp. 0.245 0.250 0.250 0.250 2.04 880,000 112,500.00
30.35 19.98 Benguet Corp `A 23.10 23.00 22.95 22.95 (0.65) 2,500
34.00 14.50 Benguet Corp `B 23.60 23.40 22.80 22.80 (3.39) 3,200 (21,060.00)
2.51 1.62 Century Peak Metals Hldgs 1.15 1.15 1.15 1.15 0.00 1,000
61.80 5.68 Dizon 22.50 23.65 22.20 23.00 2.22 451,500 (230,435.00)
1.21 0.50 Geograce Res. Phil. Inc. 0.57 0.57 0.56 0.56 (1.75) 918,000
1.82 0.9000 Lepanto `A 1.090 1.120 1.080 1.120 2.75 11,238,000
2.070 1.0200 Lepanto `B 1.150 1.180 1.130 1.180 2.61 15,148,000 (2,752,650.00)
0.085 0.042 Manila Mining `A 0.0610 0.0630 0.0610 0.0630 3.28 156,520,000
0.087 0.042 Manila Mining `B 0.0600 0.0640 0.0630 0.0630 5.00 3,280,000
36.50 15.04 Nickelasia 25.80 27.40 25.90 26.95 4.46 2,950,000 (42,256,285.00)
12.84 2.13 Nihao Mineral Resources 8.07 8.50 7.95 8.10 0.37 536,900 (39,750.00)
8.40 2.99 Oriental Peninsula Res. 4.400 4.420 4.320 4.360 (0.91) 1,031,000 50,200.00
0.032 0.012 Oriental Pet. `A 0.0170 0.0180 0.0170 0.0180 5.88 86,600,000
0.033 0.014 Oriental Pet. `B 0.0190 0.0190 0.0180 0.0190 0.00 5,800,000
7.05 5.10 Petroenergy Res. Corp. 5.93 5.94 5.94 5.94 0.17 21,300
28.95 18.50 Philex `A 18.94 19.60 18.64 19.16 1.16 4,434,100 (40,113,710.00)
48.00 3.00 PhilexPetroleum 37.90 38.00 36.85 37.50 (1.06) 324,500 (3,658,490.00)
0.062 0.017 Philodrill Corp. `A 0.048 0.049 0.048 0.049 2.08 43,500,000
257.80 161.10 Semirara Corp. 228.00 227.60 223.00 223.00 (2.19) 179,530 (28,219,062.00)
0.029 0.014 United Paragon 0.0150 0.0160 0.0150 0.0160 6.67 13,500,000
PREFERRED
47.90 27.30 ABS-CBN Holdings Corp. 27.65 28.00 27.40 27.85 0.72 1,550,200 (7,935,370.00)
First Gen G 103.10 103.00 103.00 103.00 (0.10) 6,900
18.00 12.50 First Phil. Hldgs.-Pref. 102.80 102.80 102.50 102.50 (0.29) 13,300
11.02 6.00 GMA Holdings Inc. 10.20 10.20 10.06 10.20 0.00 1,132,500 (101,000.00)
116.70 107.00 PCOR-Preferred 110.70 110.00 109.90 109.90 (0.72) 501,200
80.00 74.50 SMC Preferred 1 75.10 76.50 76.50 76.50 1.86 3,900 (68,850.00)
1050.00 1000.00 SMPFC Preferred 1025.00 1026.00 1025.00 1025.00 0.00 665 (169,290.00)
6.00 0.87 Swift Pref 1.16 1.10 1.10 1.10 (5.17) 6,000
WARRANTS & BONDS
1.31 0.62 Megaworld Corp. Warrants 1.23 1.23 1.23 1.23 0.00 4,000
TRADI NG SUMMARY
SHARES VALUE
FINANCIAL 10,452,235 807,490,346.19
INDUSTRIAL 127,178,760 829,141,918.65
HOLDING FIRMS 58,925,268 1,186,522,121.60
PROPERTY 89,757,684 447,519,656.74
SERVICES 488,985,847 68,407,908.70
MINING & OIL 348,753,503 285,217,306.11
GRAND TOTAL 1,124,053,297 4,239,971,257.99
FINANCIAL 1,309.82 (down) 5.00
INDUSTRIAL 7,894.26 (down) 2.63
HOLDING FIRMS 4,420.27 (up) 8.16
PROPERTY 2,043.27 (up) 25.27
SERVICES 1,776.36 (down) 0.28
MINING & OIL 21,424.61 (up) 282.46
PSEI 5,271.78 (up) 8.43
All Shares Index 3,493.54 (up) 4.59
Gainers: 78; Losers: 71; Unchanged:41; Total: 190
CHIN WONG
DIGITAL LIFE
STOCKS rose slightly Monday, led
by the recovery of mining and property
companies from last weeks slump and
after a number of listed rms announced
positive income data in the second quarter.
The Philippine Stock
Exchange index, the 30-company
benchmark, gained 8 points, or
0.2 percent, to close at 5,271.78,
on thin trading of P4.2 billion.
The heavier index, representing
all shares, added 4 points, or 0.1
percent, to 3,493.54, as gainers
led losers, 78 to 71, with 41
issues unchanged.
Mining companies recovered
on the rst day of trading this
week, led by the 1.2-percent gain
of Philex Mining Corp., which
announced the progress of its
river cleanup near its mine site in
Benguet province, following an
accidental spill two weeks ago.
Philex closed at P19.16.
Nickel Asia Corp. rose 4.5
percent to P26.95, even after
reporting that income fell 26
percent to P1.3 billion, on lower
nickel prices.
Ayala Land Inc. increased 3.1
percent to P23.35, leading the
rise in property companies.
Parent rm Ayala Corp. was
also up 0.7 percent to P433.
SM Investments Corp., the
most actively traded stock,
advanced 0.4 percent to P743.
Port operator International
Container Terminal Services Inc.
added 0.4 percent to P71.30, after
reporting that net income in the
rst semester grew 17 percent to
$70.3 million.
Globe Telecom rose 2.7
percent to P1,160. The mobile
phone service provider said it
would pay a higher dividend
amounting to P8.6 billion this
year.
Meanwhile, Asian stock
markets fell Monday after a
slowdown in Japans growth
gave investors another reason
to worry about the health of the
global economy.
Japan released data showing
the economy grew at a slower-
than-expected annual rate of
1.4 percent in April-June as
Europes debt crisis and the
strong yen weighed on the
countrys powerhouse export
sector. That was a sharp drop
from a revised 5.5 percent in
the previous quarter.
Japans Nikkei 225 was
at at 8,891.90. Hong Kongs
Hang Seng fell 0.2 percent to
20,099.86 and South Koreas
Kospi lost 0.6 percent to
1,934.96. Shares in mainland
China also fell. Australias
S&P/ASX 200 bucked the
trend, rising 0.3 percent to
4,290.90.
With Bloomberg, AP
ABS-CBNs profit falls 45% to P927m
By Lailany P. Gomez
ABS-CBN Corp., the countrys
largest multimedia conglomerate,
said Monday net income in the
rst half fell 45 percent to P927
million from P1.7 billion a year
ago.
The broadcast company said
excluding one-time gain, net
income was down 8 percent to
P674 million.
Despite the decline, we
are hopeful we will hit, if not
exceed our P1.3-billion prot
guidance this year. If we are
able to sustain the consistent
performance of the big three of
our consumer sales [Sky Cable,
Star Cinema], we might exceed
our guidance. But it will depend
on how we will perform in the
remaining months, ABS-CBN
chief nance ofcer Rolando
Valdueza said.
ABS-CBN generated
consolidated revenues of P15.3
billion from advertising and
consumer sales in the six-month
period, a 9-percent increase
compared with the same period
last year.
Advertising revenues went up
by 5 percent to P9.2 billion while
consumer sales rose 17 percent
to P6.1 billion.
SkyCable continued to be
a major driver of growth with
revenues increasing 22 percent
to P2.5 billion.
Valdueza linked the growth
in revenues to the acquisition of
Destiny Cable.
Revenues from ABS-CBN
Global were at, despite a
1-percent increase in overall
viewer count compared with the
previous year.
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Page Compositor: Diana Keyser Punzalan
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Caraga, Region XIII
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Agusan del Norte Engineering District
Butuan City
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
DPWH INFRA -07- Standard Advertisement-Revised IRR
The DPWH DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE, J. Rosales Avenue,Butuan
City, Agusan del Norte, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC),
invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contract(s):
Contract ID: 12NA0024
Contract Name: (cl ust er) Const ruct i on of Drai nage St ruct ure
along Daang Maharlika (Surigao-Agusan Road)
Santi ago, Const of Drai nage Structure al ong
Daang Mahar l i ka (Sur i gao-Agusan Road)
Kitcharao,
Contract Location: Agusan del Norte
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php P 8,569,260.00
Contract Duration: 131 calendar days
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding
procedures in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing
Rules and Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and
must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH, (b)
Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative,
or joint venture with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this
contract, (c) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC
within a period of 10 years, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at
least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment for at least 10% of ABC. The
BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and
preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their application for
registration to the DPWH-POCW Central offce before the deadline for
the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW Central Offce will only process
contractors applications for registration, with complete requirements, and
issue the Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms
may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown
below:
1. Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders August 22, 2012 10:00 a.m.
2. Issuance o f Bid - Documents August 10,2012 to August 29, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference August 17, 2012 10:00 a.m.
4. Receipts of Bids August 29, 2012 at 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
5. Opening of Bids Ausust 29. 2012 10:15 a.m.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH
DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of (P 10,000.00). Prospective bidders may
also download the BDs, if available, from the DPWH web site. Prospective
bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the
said fees on or before the submission of their bids Documents.
The Pre-bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties who have
purchased the BDs. Bids must accompanied by a bid security, in the amount
and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplishment forms as
specifed in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC
Chairman. The frst envelop shall contain the technical component of the
bid, which shall include the eligibility requirements. The second envelope
shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to
the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the Bid evaluation
and the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE, J. Rosales Avenue,
Agusan del Norte, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to
annul the bidding process anytime before Contract Award, without incurring
any liability to the affected bidders.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) CLARO S. COMILING
Chief MQC Section
BAC Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Albay III District Engineering Offce
Paulog, Ligao City
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
The Department of Publ i c Works and Hi ghways Al bay 3
rd
Di stri ct
Engineering Offce, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites
contractors to apply to bid for the following contract (s):
Contract ID: 12FO0070
Contract Name: Cluster XV-2012: Repair/Rehabilitation/Improvement
along Ligao Pioduran Road K0508+090 - K0509+669
w/exception and Matacon-Libon-Polangui Junction
Road K0485 + 197 - K0486+120 w/exception
Contract Location: 3
rd
District of Albay
Scope of Work: Repair & Improvement of Roads
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php.19,799,996.73
Contract Duration: 120 calendar days
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures
in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revi sed Impl ementi ng Rul es and
Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)
and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH,
(b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or
joint venture with PCAB License applicable to the type and cost of this contract,
(c) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period
of 10 years, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or
credit line commitment for at least 10% of ABC. The BAC of the DPWH Regional
Offce no. V will conduct the eligibility checking using the Civil Works Registry
(CWR) System and the preliminary examination of bids will be conducted by
the BAC of this offce.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the
receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW Central Offce will only process contractors
applications for registration, with complete requirements, and issue the
Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be
downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown
below:
1. Submission of LOI from Prospective Bidders Deadline: August 21, 2012 until 10:00 A.M.
2. Schedule of Site Inspection August 9-until 10:00 A.M. of August 28, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference August 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
4. Issuance of Bidding Documents August 9-28, 2012 until 10:00 A.M.
5. Receipt of payments of Bid Documents Deadline: August 28, 2012 until 10:00 A.M.
6. Submission of Bids August 28, 2012 until 2:00 P.M.
7. Opening of Bids August 28, 2012 at 2:01 P.M.
Interested contractor must download the Bidding Documents including the
plans at DPWH website or PhilGEPS and must submit Letter of Intent (LOI)
before the deadline of submission and must paid Php 10,000.00 for Bidding
Documents on or before the deadline for payments of Bidding Documents at
DPWH Albay 3
rd
District Engineering Offce, Paulog, Ligao City. Bids must be
accompanied by a bid security in the required amount and acceptable form, as
stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Letter of Intent should only be submitted by the duly authorized liaison offcer
refected at the CRC, and it must be accompanied with photocopy of CRC,
PCAB license and Tax Clearance, original copy of those documents must be
presented for validation/verifcation. Only those that will passed the validation/
verifcation will be accepted.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed
in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman.
The frst envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall
include the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the
fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated
Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH Albay 3
rd
District Engineering Offce, Paulog, Ligao City
reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding
process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the
affected bidders.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) EDGARDO P. GROSPE
BAC Vice Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) EFREN C. MANALO, MPA
District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Albay III District Engineering Offce
Paulog, Ligao City
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
The Department of Publ i c Works and Hi ghways Al bay 3
rd
Di stri ct
Engineering Offce, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites
contractors to apply to bid for the following contracts):
Contract ID: 12FO0071
Contract Name: Cluster XVI-2012: Repair/Rehabilitation of Tandarura,
Calzada, Cabasi-Tagpo & Bonga River Control
Contract Location: Guinobatan, Oas & Ligao City, Albay
Scope of Work: Repair & Rehabilitation of River control
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php.7,000,000.00
Contract Duration: 100 calendar days
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures
in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revi sed Impl ementi ng Rul es and
Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)
and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH,
(b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or
joint venture with PCAB License applicable to the type and cost of this contract,
(c) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period
of 10 years, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or
credit line commitment for at least 10% of ABC. The BAC of the DPWH Regional
Offce no. V will conduct the eligibility checking using the Civil Works Registry
(CWR) System and the preliminary examination of bids will be conducted by
the BAC of this offce.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the
receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW Central Offce will only process contractors
applications for registration, with complete requirements, and issue the
Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be
downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown
below:
1. Submission of LOI from Prospective
Bidders
Deadline: August 21, 2012 until 10:00 A.M.
2. Schedule of Site Inspection August 9-until 10:00 A.M. of August 28, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference August 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
4. Issuance of Bidding Documents August 9-28, 2012 until 10:00 A.M.
5. Receipt of payments of Bid Documents Deadline: August 28, 2012 until 10:00 A.M.
6. Submission of Bids August 28, 2012 until 2:00 P.M.
7. Opening of Bids August 28, 2012 at 2:01 P.M.
Interested contractor must download the Bidding Documents including the
plans at DPWH website or PhilGEPS and must submit Letter of Intent (LOI)
before the deadline of submission and must paid Php. 10,000.00 for Bidding
Documents on or before the deadline for payments of Bidding Documents at
DPWH Albay 3
rd
District Engineering Offce, Paulog, Ligao City. Bids must be
accompanied by a bid security in the required amount and acceptable form, as
stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Letter of Intent should only be submitted by the duly authorized liaison offcer
refected at the CRC, and it must be accompanied with photocopy of CRC,
PCAB license and Tax Clearance, original copy of those documents must be
presented for validation/verifcation. Only those that will passed the validation/
verifcation will be accepted.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed
in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman.
The frst envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall
include the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the
fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated
Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH Albay 3
rd
District Engineering Offce, Paulog, Ligao City
reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding
process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the
affected bidders.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) EDGARDO B. GROSPE
BAC Vice Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) EFREN C. MANALO, MPA
District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Northern Samar 2
nd
District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Cor. Balite and Garcia Streets
Catarman, Northern Samar
Telephone No./Fax No. (055) 251 -8254
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works
and Highways, Northern Samar 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, through SARO
# ABM-BMB-A-12-0006415 dated 02 January 2012, invites contractors to bid
for the aforementioned projects:
1. Contract ID : 12II0056
Contract Name : Construction of Flood Control (Drainage Canal) along
Palapag-Mapanas-Gamay-Lapinig Road, KO 805+300
- KO 835+500, (with exception)
Contract Location : 2
nd
District, Northern, Samar .
Scope of Work : Structural Concrete
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) Php 7,202,113 .17
Contract Duration : 90 calendar days
The Bids and Awards Committee will conduct the procurement process in
accordance with the Revised IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) shall be automatically rejected at the
opening of Bids.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI),
purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria (a) prior
registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership,
corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB License applicable to
the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing
at least 50% of Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) within a period of 10
years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit
line commitment for at least equal to 10% of Approved Budget for the Contract
(ABC). The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) will use non-discretionary pass/
fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration to the DPWH-POCW Regional Offce before the deadline for
the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW Regional Office will only process
contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue
the Contractors Registration Certifcate (CRC). Registration Forms may be
downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents August 20, 2012 - September 3, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference August 23, 2012 - 2:00 P.m. NS 2
nd

DEO Sub Offce, Brgy. Rawis, Laoang,
N. Samar
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI August 30,2012 until 5:00 P.m.
4 Receipt of Bids September 3, 2012 -8:30 Am-2:00 Pm
NS 2
nd
DEO Sub Offce, Brgy. Rawis,
Laoang, N. Samar
5. Opening of Bids September 3, 2012 - 2:00 Pm -NS 2
nd

DEO Sub-Offce, Brgy. Rawis, Laoang,
N. Samar
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) will issue hard copies of Bidding
Documents (BDs) at DPWH, NS 2nd DEO Catarman, Northern Samar, upon
payment of a non-refundable fee of P 10,000.00. Prospective bidders may also
download the Bid Documents from the DPWH web site, if available. Prospective
bidders who will download the Bid Documents from the DPWH website shall pay
the said fees on or before the submission of their Bid Documents. The Pre-Bid
Conference shall be opened only to interested parties who have purchased the
Bid Documents. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount
and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR of RA 9184.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed
in the Bidding Documents (BDs) in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the
BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain the technical component of the
bid, which shall include a copy of Contractors Registry Certifcate (CRC). The
second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. The Contract
will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the
bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The Department of Public Works and Highways reserves the right to accept
or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior to contract award,
without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
(Sgd.) ROMULO D. GONZALES
BAC Chairman
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
NATIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY
The National Housing Authority (NHA), through the Corporate Budget for the Contract
approved by the NHA Board for the year 2012, intends to apply the sum to payments
under the following contract being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC). Bids
received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening of the
fnancial proposals.
Ref. No. Projects ABC/ Source
of Funds (P)
Duration
(Cal. days)
Work Description
2012-
051
Relocation/Boundary,
Subdivision Survey and
Lot Titling, San Isidro
Resettlement Project, Brgy.
San Isidro, Magalang,
Pampanga
5,916,153.50/
NG Subsidy
150 Relocation/Boundary,
Subdivision Survey and Lot
Titling of 2010 lots.
2012-
052
Relocation/Boundary,
Subdivision Survey and
Lot Titling, Sta. Lucia
Resettlement Site (Ph. 3 & 4),
Brgy. Sta. Lucia, Magalang,
Pampanga
3,812,181.26/
NG Subsidy
120 Relocation/Boundary,
Subdivision Survey and Lot
Titling of 1045 lots.
2012-
053
Subdivision Survey Works
for CAA Phase 2 (Original
Area) including Individual
Titling Works for Phase 2
(Original Area covered by
Lot 9, Psu-125179) and
Structural, Subdivision &
Individual Titling Works for
portion of Lot 9, Psu-125179
(Additional area outside the
original area), Las Pias City,
Metro Manila
2,916,397.00/
NG Subsidy
183 Structural Survey, Subdivision
Survey and Individual Lot
Titling.
2012-
054
Relocation/Boundary,
Subdivision Survey and Lot
Titling, Bulaon Resettlement
Site (Phase 2), Brgy. Bulaon,
City of San Fernando,
Pampanga
2,625,429.60/
NG Subsidy
90 Relocation/Boundary,
Subdivision Survey and Lot
Titling of 640 lots.
2012-
055
Relocation/Boundary,
Subdivision Survey and Lot
Titling, Acli Resettlement Site,
Brgy. Acli, Mexico, Pampanga
1,358,850.90/
NG Subsidy
90 Relocation/Boundary,
Subdivision Survey and Lot
Titling of 270 lots.
The NHA now calls for the submission of eligibility documents for the above-cited
projects. Checklist of requirements for eligibility is available for examination upon
submission of a letter of intent addressed to the BAC Chairperson and upon payment
of a non-refundable fee of P1,000.00/contract at the BAC Secretariat Offce, 3
rd
Floor
NHA Main Building, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City. Interested Consultants must
submit their eligibility documents on or before August 23, 2012, not later than 9:00
a.m. at the NHA Operations Center. Applications for eligibility will be evaluated based
on a non-discretionary pass/fail criterion. The BAC Secretariat may be contacted at
Telephone No. 929-80-16.
The BAC shall draw up the short list of consultants from those who have submitted
eligibility documents/Expression of Interest and have been determined as eligible in
accordance with the provisions of R.A. 9184, otherwise known as the Government
Procurement Reform Act, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The
short list shall consist of maximum of seven (7) prospective bidders who will be entitled
to submit bids. The criteria and rating system for short listing are:
a) Applicable experience of the consultant and associates, considering both the
overall experiences of the frm and the individual experiences of the principal
and key staff including the times when employed by other consultants;
b) Qualifcation of personnel who may be assigned to the job vis--vis extent and
complexity of the undertaking; and
c) Current workload relative to job capacity.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-
discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the IRR of RA 9184 and is restricted to
Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty
percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
The NHA shall evaluate bids using the Quality-Cost Based Evaluation/Selection (QCBE/
QCBS) procedure. The weights to be allocated for the Technical and Financial Proposals
and the criteria and rating system for the evaluation of bids shall be indicated and
provided in the Bid Data Sheet.
The NHA reserves the right to reject any and all bids, annul the bidding process, or
not award the contract at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring
any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
(Sgd.) FROILAN R. KAMPITAN
Assistant General Manager/
Chairperson, BAC
NATIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (RE-BID)
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Misamis Oriental First District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Brgy 26, Gingoog City
Tel./Fax. No. (088) 861-1185
www.dpwh.gov.ph
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
(MST-Aug. 14, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways-
Misamis Oriental First District Engineering Offce (DPWH-MOFDEO), invites contractors to bid
for the projects as specifed below:
1)
Contract ID. : 12KK0049
Contract Name : Preventive Maintenance of BCIR, Musi-Musi - Binitinan,
Contract Location : Bal i ngasag, Mi sami s Or i ent al - Km1393+000 t o
Km1394+218.99
Scope of Work : Asphalt Overlay of Along BCIR -1218.99 Ln.m with 4875.96
Ln.m Pavement Markings and Concrete Reblocking-22
Blocks
Availability of Fund : FY 2013 DPWH INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
Approved Budget for
The Contract (ABC) : Php 16,639,420.00
Contract Duration : 55 calendar days
Cost of Bid Documents : Php 10,000.00
LOI : (Free) D.O. No. 52 S. 2011
2)
Contract ID. : 12KK0050
Contract Name : Cluster JD-Preventive Maintenance of BCIR at 1)Pook-
Pangpangon, Talisayan(Km 1343+500-Km 1343+781.863)
and 2) Panabol-Buko, Kinoguitan(Km 1359+100-Km
1360+086.763),
Contract Location : Misamis Oriental
Scope of Work : Asphalt Overlay of Along BCIR -1268.6255 Ln.m
with7048.027 Ln.m Pavement Markings and Concrete
Reblocking-44 Blocks
Availability of Fund : FY 2013 DPWH INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM
Approved Budget for
The Contract (ABC) : Php 30.425.080.00
Contract Duration : 75 calendar days
Cost of Bid Documents : Php 20,000.00
LOI : (Free) D.O. No. 52 S. 2011
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised IRR of
R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening of bid.
To bid for these contracts, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase bid
documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with the DPWH,
(b) Filipino Citizen or 75% Filipino- owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture,
(c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of these contracts, (d) completion of a
similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial
Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of
ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/ fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary
examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the DPWH-
POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCW Central Offce
will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue
the Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at
the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
Activities Schedule
Issuance of Bid Documents From August 4 to August 23, 2012,10:00 A.M.
Pre-bid Conference August 10, 2012, 10:00 A.M.
Deadline for the Submission of LOI August 17, 2012, 3:00 P.M.
Receipt of Bids Deadline: 10:00 A.M., August 23, 2012
Opening of Bids August 23, 2012, 10:00 A.M
The BAC will only receive Contractors LOI/Expression of Interest (NR-003) and issue Bidding
Documents upon presentation of the original copies of their PCAB License and Contractors
Registration Certifcate (CRC) in person or thru their authorized representative as refected in
their CRC; Special Power of Attorney will not be accepted.
The BAC will issue hard copies of bidding documents (BDs) at BAC Secretariat, 3
rd
Floor DPWH
Building, Purok 5, Brgy. 26, Gingoog City, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of the amount
stated above. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if
applicable. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay
the said fees on or before the submission of their Bid Documents. The Pre-bid Conference shall
be open only to interested parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must be accompanied by
a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the BDs in two
(2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain the
technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall
contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated
Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and postqualifcation.
The Department of Public Works and Highways-Misamis Oriental First District Engineering
Offce reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior
contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
Approved:
(SGD) PEDRO M. MERCADO
OIC - Asst. District Engineer
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(SGD) OMAR P. DIRON
OIC- District Engineer
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
AUGUST 14, 2012 TUESDAY
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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Manila Standard TODAY
Provinces
Edited by Leo A. Estonilo www.manilastandardtoday.comleoestonilo@gmail.com
Korean resort faces closure
Cop saves governor from slay try
Aetas
resettled
in economic
zone
SM hosts farmers training
Binay defers housing
dues for six months
By Robert A. Evora
PUERTO GALERA-A South Korean
property developer here is facing charges
for violating environmental laws,
building code and municipal ordinances.
Associate Prosecutor Jennifer
Marasigan-Uy of Oriental
Mindoro ordered the forfeiture
of all foreshore lands illegally
reclaimed by Young Soo Kim
at his Red Sun beach and dive
resort in Barangay Sabang.
In a copy of her resolution
released last Friday, she cited
the businessman for non-
compliance with the water code
and unauthorized construction
together with town regulations
for using beach sand to make
hollow blocks and for other
improvements.
Sabang Chairman Chairman
Rockey Ilagan led the
complaint against (Young)
for expanding outside of the
premises.
The evidence on record
reveals that respondent, Young
Soo Kim, illegally constructed
his Red Sun Resort on
the foreshore land and on
the sea itself by illegally
reclaiming and using beach
sands, rocks and boulders.
Thus, encroaching on a
property of public domain,
said Marasigan-Uy in her
nding which was approved
by Provincial Prosecutor
Josephine Caranzo-Olivar.
The resolution also noted
that Young failed to secure
clearance from the Philippine
Reclamation Authority allowing
him to reclaim land.
Ilagan said the resort had
no environmental compliance
certicate from the Department
of Environment and Natural
Resources nor a grant of
foreshore lease agreement.
The DENR has issued a
cease-and-desist order on Aug.
1, 2011 directing Young to
stop from its construction until
the boundary of the property is
relocated by a licensed Geodetic
Engineer.
Sabang councilor Antonio
Arago likewise accused Young
for using rocks and boulders as
lling materials to enable him
to build along the shoreline.
Despite the his plea for
extension, respondent failed to
submit a counterafdavit and
controverting evidence for his
defense, said the prosecutors to
justify forfeiture without need
for judicial action.
Ilagan said the remedy is
called amid no clear indication
of Youngs whereabouts.
It means that the government,
particularly the DENR, in support
of the barangay council of
Sabang, can undertake anytime
from now the demolition of all
illegally built structures that
are illegally encroaching on the
sea, he said.
By Eugenio Lira Jr.
SURIGAO CITYA 34-year-
old policeman is in critical
condition after using his body
to shield Surigao del Norte
Governor Sol Matugas from
a gun attack in Mondays
ag-raising ceremony at the
Provincial Capitol.
Senior Insp. Diomedes Cuadra
Jr., ofce in charge of the city
police force, the security detail
as P02 Ronie Febra Goles, who
took three bullets from a .45
caliber pistol when he blocked
the suspect Samuel Galagala
Lapac Sr., 69, former Barangay
Luna chairman.
Cuadra said P02 Jerson
Guindulman and security guard
Remar Quiones, who was
assigned at the nearby Hall of
Justice, were also injured.
P03 Roselyn Espenido,
investigator, said the ambush
happened at 8:15 a.m. when the
ceremony was about to end.
The governor is safe,
unscathed. She suffered
temporary shock but shes ne
and got back to work shortly
after the incident, she said in a
phone interview.
He (Lapac) was hit on his
shoulder and overpowered by
some bystanders during the
shooting. He was given rst
aid and then medical treatment
and now he is detained at the
provincial police ofce for the
ling of charges, she said.
Daplis lamang ang sugat niya
kaya nasa kulungan na siya (It
was slight wound so he is now in
jail.)
Reports said Lapac suddenly
red his gun toward the direction
of Matugas who was sitting
together with some provincial
ofcials.
Goles and Guindulman
immediately covered her and
red back hitting the suspect
in right upper back and right
upper arm.
Goles, who was shot in his
right upper back, right upper
arm and left side of the neck,
was airlifted to Cebu City for
emergency treatment.
Guindulman was shot in the
lower left leg while Qinones
was hit in his upper right back
portion. Both were admitted at
the Surigao Medical Center and
were in stable condition.
Cuadra said the COLT pistol
(serial 581379) was recovered
from Lapac, who is being held
for questioning.
With Florante S. Solmerin
BORROWERS of the National Home Mortgage Finance Corp. dis-
placed by ooding may defer payment of their housing loan for six
months, said Vice President Jejomar Binay.
As chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating
Council and the NHMFC Board of Directors, he made the announce-
ment to assist members in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
This is our way of helping out our fellow Filipinos who lost their
homes and properties due to the oods, he said.
The six-month moratorium will be effective starting August 15,
2012 until February 15, 2013. Interest and penalty charges shall not
be imposed within this period.
Binay said housing loan borrowers may apply for the program not
later than Sept. 1, 2012. To qualify, applicants must present a baran-
gay certication that they are bonade residents and that their area
was ooded or was declared under state of calamity.
Meanwhile, borrowers who are no longer interested to return to
their respective units may opt to voluntarily surrender their proper-
ties through the dacion en pago as a mode of settlement of their loan
obligations subject to such terms and conditions under the law.
Earlier, Binay instructed the Home Development Mutual Fund
(Pag-IBIG) to set up satellite ofces to accept and process calamity
loans and extend other services to members in ood-struck locali-
ties.
Pag-ibig members in places declared under state of calamity are
allowed to borrow as much as 80 percent of their total contributions
at an interest rate of 5.95 percent. The loan shall be amortized in 24
months with a grace period of three months.

CLARK FREEPORTAt
least 22 Aeta families in the
upland of Bamban, Tarlac,
are moving into concrete
houses built for them by
Gawad Kalinga Community
Development Foundation and
Clark Development Corp.
Clark Development
chairman and ofcer in
charge Eduardo Oban, Jr.
and GK chairman Antonio
Meloto awarded the units
to the beneciaries in Sitio
Moncayo.
As neighbors of the Clark
Freeport, I hope that these
new houses would usher in
a brand new beginning to all
of our Aeta brothers, said
Oban.
The housing project inside
Clark Highlands resulted
from a Memorandum of
Agreement between CDC and
GK to improve the lives of
settlers.
The 10,323-hectare
highlands property is part
of the Master Development
Plan for the Clark Special
Economic Zone subject to
the agreed sharing scheme
and other duties and
responsibilities under the
Joint-Management agreement
of CDC with the National
Commission on Indigenous
Peoples.
The construction of houses
is also part of the Corporate
Social Responsibility projects
of CDC to meet the needs of
communities around Metro
Clark. Jess Malabanan

LUCENA CITY--SM Foundation hosted the 44th
Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan-Farmers Training Program
to boost income with the cultivation of high
yielding vegetables either through intercropping
or planting during off-season of main crops like
rice or corn.
The foundation launched in Lucena City the
outreach in Sitio Lilay, Barangay Ibabang Talim,
drawing participants from other Quezon towns
such as Sariaya, Tayabas and Pagbilao.
Marven Paul Mecate of SM Foundation oriented
the farmers including those from Lucenas
barangays in Ilayang Talim, Ibabang Dupay,
Ibabang Iyam, Isabang, Sto. Cristo, Bignay 1,
Gulang-gulang, Mayao Crossing, Silangang
Mayao, Dalahican and Domoit.
Harbest Agribusiness Corp. a partner of SM
Foundation in its livelihood programs, provides the
technology and high-quality seeds for the trainees
for replication of best practices in individual
farms.
The program was piloted in Bacolod City in
2007 and continued in in Cavite, Cebu, Laguna,
Davao, Benguet and Pampanga where farmers
have formed cooperatives to qualify as suppliers
of SM supermarkets/hypermarts/SaveMore stores.
The 44th batch was welcomed by Agriculture
Undersecretary Antonio Fleta, Director Jose
Gorordo of Social Welfare Region IV-A, Maricel
Alquiroz and Lilibeth Azores from SM City
Lucena, Sharon Francia from SM Supermarket,
and Arsenio Barcelona from Harbest.
Volunteerism. Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon serves a girl with a bowl of hot congee from a Good Samaritan who volun-
teered to join the former senator in bringing food to people stranded by the ood.
Top nut.
Vying for best booth
in the First Niyogyugan
Festival is the entry
of Sariaya Quezon
tourism council at
Mondays opening rites
at Perez Park in Lucena
City. The booth was
decorated with coconut
materials and displayed
products of the town.
Niyogyugan festival is
a brainchild of former
Bondoc Peninsula Rep.
Aleta Suarez.
BENJIE ANTIOQUIA
On call. Vice President Jejomar Binay wades in oodwater as he
listens to a resident of Malolos narrate what happened to their
city. He also also visited evacuation centers in Paombong, Pulilan
and Bustos and assured the evacuees of immediate government
assistance.