‘Giant Leap For Mankind’

Neil Armstrong, First Moonwalker, Dies At 82
By LISA CORNWELL and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a quiet, selfdescribed ``nerdy’’ engineer who became a global hero when as a steely nerved US pilot he made ``one giant leap for mankind’’ with the first step on the moon. The modest man who entranced and awed people on Earth (Turn to page 12)
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Famous Lost Word In Armstrong’s Quote
Was the walk on the moon one small step for man, or a man? Neil Armstrong’s first words from the moon were heard all over Earth, and people heard this: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But Armstrong said immediately after the 1969 landing that he had been misquoted. He said he actually said, “That’s one small step for a man.” People just didn’t hear it. The astronaut acknowl(Turn to page 12)

MOONSCAPE –This July 20, 1969 photo taken by fellow astronaut Buzz AldrIn shows Neil Armstrong beside the lunar module Eagle. The astronauts spent three hours on the moon. (AP)

Sereno Is Not A Puppet – Palace
By GENALYN D. KABILING Malacañang is convinced that newly appointed Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes A. Sereno will remain an independent magistrate despite criticisms she may be a puppet of President Benigno S. Aquino III. Deputy Presidential Spokeswoman Abigail Valte said Sereno’s past decisions in the High Court have showed that she has not been beholden to anyone. Valte also encouraged Sereno’s critics to take a look at her SC rulings to dispel their concerns of an alleged biased Chief Justice. “If we will make such conclusion, let us first check the decisions penned by Chief Justice Sereno since she was appointed as member of the Supreme Court and we can see that she has displayed her independence,” Valte said in Filipino over government radio. Valte also brushed aside a report claiming Sereno failed a psychological examination submitted to the Judicial and Bar Council. She said they would no longer comment on the report which as “unverified sources.” She maintained that Sereno was still included in the list recommended by the JBC to the
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‘Pogi’ Back In Naga

NAGA CITY— The man city folk fondly call “Pogi” is back. Loud cheers and showers of yellow flowers and confetti yesterday greeted the return of the remains of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo from Manila. The small cargo plane bearing Robredo’s casket landed at Pili Airport a few minutes after the arrival of another aircraft carrying his family and Malacanang officials. Robredo’s remains were flown to

Manila last Friday for a series of tributes in the Palace from his colleagues in government. The DILG chief is to be cremated in Naga on Tuesday. The casket was carried out of the plane by eight police honor guards who were later replaced later by nine generals from the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) who were chosen as pallbearers by Robredo’s family. The casket was placed in a black
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Mar Has Own Choice As DILG Secretary

Transportation and Communications Secretary Mar Roxas II wants Cavite Rep. Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya to be the new secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Abaya is the secretary general of the Liberal Party (LP) and chairman of the influential House Committee on

Appropriations. As LP president, Roxas’ choice carries a lot of weight. But President Benigno S. Aquino III, the party’s chairman, has earlier indicated a strong inclination to appoint Sen. Panfilo Lacson as the replacement of the late Jesse Robredo at DILG. “The Liberal Party will do something come hell or high water to ensure that their man will get the
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AFP Welcomes 134 New Officers

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) welcomed to its ranks 134 newly commissioned officers from the Army, Air Force, and Navy who recently finished the “PreEntry Courses for Officers.” AFP spokesman Colonel Arnulfo

Marcelo Burgos Jr. said the 134 newly commissioned officers include 33 cadets from the Philippine Army Officer Candidate Course (PAOCS), 57 from the Philippine Air Force Officer Candidate School (PAFOCS), and 44 from the Naval Officers Candidate Course (NOCC) who completed their one-year of training as candidate of(Turn to page 12)

ARRIVAL HONORS – In Pili airport, a police honor guard snaps a salute as Jesse Robredo’s casket, accompanied by his wife Leni and their daughters, arrives from Manila. (KJ Rosales)

TWEET WARS — Will tweets
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to require paint companies to use nonlead additives for their products, citing that there are no reasons to extend the phase-out period of lead-added paints to six years. Edwin Alejo, coordinator of Ecowaste Coalition, said over 115 civil society groups and individuals brought this message to environment officials and regulators as the government mulls over the phase-out of paints containing lead, one of the oldest known toxic chemicals. “We appeal to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to correct this clear case of chemical oversight and injustice by requiring paint companies to transition from lead to non-lead additives at the shortest time possible,” Alejo said. “The DENR, we hope, will seize this opportunity to make a huge impact in securing our children’s health and future against preventable lead exposure,” he added. A draft chemical control order (CCO) for lead and lead compounds, first introduced in 2007, is currently being finalized by the DENR-EMB following stakeholders’ consultations last year. The CCO, once approved by Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje, will set a mandatory total lead limit of 90 parts per million (ppm) for decorative paints, a standard at par with that of the United States. While commending the DENR-EMB for adopting the “practically achievable” 90 ppm lead limit, the groups were quick to reject the pro-

scribed the proposed six-year phaseout period “as extremely long and totally questionable from the public interest point of view.”

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Community-Driven Dev’t

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) yesterday cited the need for community-driven development (CDD) programs in all government agencies to promote community empowerment and good governance among ordinary citizens. Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon J. Soliman said it has been the agency’s thrust to leave

no one behind. “The voice and participation of the people are essential in development. We have the opportunity now. This has opened the door for genuine people participation,” she said. Soliman said community-driven development is an approach that empowers ordinary citizens through direct

participation in local governance by identifying their own community needs, planning, developing, implementing, managing, and sustaining projects together to address local

poverty issues. Studies have shown that the CDD approach is successful not only in alleviating poverty in the country’s poorest municipalities but also in

promoting community empowerment and good governance. This has allowed the national government to prioritize the institutionalization of CDD as a national program.

Barangay Officials’ Medicine Discount Mulled


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to the needs of their constituents despite the meager resources they have. “The role of every barangay officials is so extensive and demanding that they have to be practically on the job 24 hours a day, foremost of which is to maintain law and order, settle disputes, deliver basic services, and set up constant link with health centers and local hospitals for purposes of rendering services in times of emergency, amid the threat of seasonal diseases such as

Monday, August 27, 2012

The City Government of Manila has proposed an ordinance requiring government-owned pharmacies in the city to give city barangay officials a 20 percent discount on the purchase of medicines. The proposed ordinance was filed

by Manila barangay officials before the Manila City Council on Thursday, led by Manila 2nd District Councilor Rodolfo Lacsamana, in the wake of the big flood that hit Manila more than three weeks ago. Lacsamana, in filing the proposed measure, explained that many barangay officials put their health and welfare at stake in order to attend

dengue, leptospirosis, cough and colds that commonly affect children and acute medical needs of those residing in depressed areas,” the councilor said. “There is a reason for them to be granted the privilege of discounts in the purchase of medicines so as to lessen the burden on their resources, considering that their remunerations are meager and inadequate to support their families,” she added. Under his proposed measure, all government pharmacies operating

in the Manila will be required to grant a 20 percent discount on the purchase of medicines by Manila barangay officials. The ordinance coverd barangay officials in the 897 barangays of the city. “The grant of discount, as herein contemplated, shall be granted only upon presentation of official medical certificates/prescriptions issued by any government hospital in the City of Manila,” said the ordinance proposed by Lacsamana.

Metro Lepto Cases Monitor Intensified

QC Collision
A rider was injured when his motorcycle collided with a taxicab in Quezon City (QC) before dawn yesterday. Initial investigation conducted by the Traffic Sector 5 of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) showed that the accident happened at 5 a.m. in Commonwealth Avenue, Barangay Old Balara, QC. Before the accident, the two vehicles involved, a motorcycle and a cab, were both headed toward Philcoa. The rider of the motorcycle might not notice the taxicab driven by a certain Sulpicio Ramos travelling in front of him until it was too late. As a result, the motorcycle slammed into the rear of the taxicab, causing injuries to the rider. The motorcycle rider was immediately brought to a nearby hospital. (Rizal S. Obanil)

National and local governments in the northern Metro Manila are focusing on another area of concern – leptospirosis – after the problems of flood and garbage. This after the Department of Health (DOH) placed the northern portion of Metro Manila under its watch list because of the disease, officials said. Last week, the DOH, in coordination with local health office has distributed doxycycline in Caloocan and Malabon. The report said that more patients from the northern area, notably Caloocan, Malabon and Valenzuela, are being treated with the disease caused by the urine of contaminated animals. City officials of Caloocan earlier warned the residents on the

disease even as the number of cases of leptospirosis are on the decline. The local health office noted that only 20 cases was listed from January to July this year, as compared to last year's 35 cases. The number of cases has gone down by 42 percent this year, it added. No deaths were also recorded arising from the same infection so far this year, although one person died due to leptospirosis in 2011. As this developed, Mayor Enrico Echiverri ordered city health officers to step up the information campaign against the disease. The city has also intensified its clean-up campaign and the distribution of doxycyline capsule to residents.

QC Ups Disaster Management Fund

The Quezon City (QC) government has earmarked more funds for disaster risk preparation, even as it expects typhoons to hit the city. Tadeo Palma, Secretary to the Mayor, said the city’s new focus complements its regular funding on education, housing and infrastructure development. Aside from the city’s financial gains, Palma said the Bautista administration’s thrust is to ensure people’s welfare and safety. The city government has given top priority to programs that provide safety and uplift the living conditions of city residents including the informal settlers living in danger zones like creeks and riverbanks by relocating them to safe housing sites, Palma said. He added it is for these reasons that the city government has pushed for more housing projects for informal settlers and procured disaster equipment.

The administration of QC Mayor Herbert Bautista released more than P300 million to improve the city’s drainage system and waterways to help cope with floods like conditions similar to typhoon "Ondoy" in 2009, he said. Palma said the city government judiciously spends public funds allocating them for necessities like life-saving equipment for disasters like rubber boats, motorized riverboats, life jackets and other disaster equipment, which the department of public order and safety and disaster risk management council are now utilizing during emergencies. Despite being located in a good geographical, architectural and structural design, Bautista said there is a need for upgrading to cope with the modern times and present environmental situation, where forests are almost denuded, causing floods downstream. “I want QC to be a resilient city, resilient not only in economic aspect but also in terms of disasters, manmade or natural,” Bautista said.

Saint Monica

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle will celebrate a high mass at 6 p.m. today at the Santa Monica Parish on the corner of Basa and Dagupan Streets in Tondo, Manila in observance of the Feast of Saint Monica, the patroness of mothers and wives. A solemn procession was held yesterday. A special mass will be celebrated at San Agustin Church in Intramuros, Manila at 5:30 p.m., to be followed by the traditional blessing of mothers. Baptismal rites will also be held at the church at 9 a.m. for adults and at 11 a.m. for infants. Rites will also be held in Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte; Alburquerque, Bohol; Taytay, Palawan; Minalin, Pampanga; Pavia, Iloilo; Botolan, Zambales; Panay, Capiz; and Angat, Bulacan.

St. Monica is the mother of one of the Catholic Church’s most popular saints, St. Augustine (San Agustin), the founder of the Augustinian Order. Considered as a great model for Christian mothers, she converted her wayward son, St. Augustine, as well as her pagan husband and his mother, through prayers and fasting. St. Augustine wrote about her mother’s virtues as well as his life with her in his “Confessions.” Born in Tagaste, North Africa in 331, St. Monica was a great devotee of the Blessed Mother. She was known for her patience, perseverance, prayerful disposition, and deep faith. She died in 387. She was buried at Ostia, the tomb of St. Aurea of Ostia. Her body was removed during the 6th Century. In the 13th century, devotion to her spread and a feast in her honor was kept on May 4. In 1430, her relic was brought to Rome. Many miracles have been attributed to her.

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3,057 Attend NSO Registration Workshop

The National Statistics Office (NSO) recently held its Sixth National Workshop on Civil Registration (6NWCR) at the SMX Convention Center, attended by some 3,057 participants. The 6NWCR is held by the NSO every two years, and its participants include mayors and vice mayors, city and municipal civil registrars, and their respective civil registry personnel and staff members, barangay officials, and other stakeholders. The NSO noted that this year's attendees surpassed all records for the same event in the past years. NSO Administrator and Civil Registrar General (CRG) Carmelita N. Ericta said she is "overwhelmed" by the event’s turn-out, and expressed her happiness and gratitude to the registrants who made it to the undertaking. With the theme, "Wastong Rehistro, Pa n a n a g u t a n n g Bawat Pilipino," the workshop included paper presentations, extensive discussions and sharing of experiences focused on the topics registration of stateless persons; marriage laws under the Family Code of the Philippines; court decrees and legal instruments; updates on administrative corrections of entries in civil registry documents pursuant to RA 9048 or the Clerical Error Law; modified barangay civil registration system, mobile registration and causes of deaths in the Philippines. Resource persons were Justice Renan E. Ramos, Assistant Solicitor General; lawyer Maria Angela A. Ponce, Director of the Office of Legal Affairs of Department of Foreign Affairs; and lawyer Danilo L. Concepcion, Dean of the College of Law of the University of the Philippines. Paper presenters from the NSO were Civil Registration Department (CRD) Director Lourdes J. Hufana; MIMAROPA Regional Director Flordeliza J. Monteclaro; CRD-Document Management Division Chief Edith R. Orcilla, CRD-Vital Statistics Division Chief Aurora T. Reolalas. A video on mobile registration in schools was also presented by MCR Ronilo M. Baguio of Cordova, Cebu. The NSO organizes the NWCR to provide a venue for the discussion of updates, new developments as well as to clarify issues and other concerns about the civil registration system in the country. Questions and gray areas raised by the participants were discussed and threshed-out during the CRG Forum.

244. Northern Samar. The Miss Supranational beauty contest is an exciting pageant which we can look forward to. Pilipinas beauty pageant. Five awardees from different parts of Asia arrived in Manila yesterday for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Awards that will be held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on August 31. “The moment depression takes hold of you. and I am definitely ready for that. These were the people who inspired me. These included certificates of registrations of overseas contractors. One of the children here his father is a caddie at the Philippine Navy. pati story nila kinikwento nila sa akin (Yes. DFA consular offices have already opened in the Pacific Mall in Mandaue. 500 applicants shall be accommodated. Aquino will deliver the keynote address as guest of honor. Araneta says. Five Ramon Magsaysay Awardees Arrive By RAYMUND F. Philippine Ambassador to France Cristina G. In the Philippines. Abalos said through the children’s assistance. depending on the sales of tickets. because they go to school early). leaves today for Sopot. Asked if Moll would retain her runner-up status. (Roy Mabasa) Former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. . A total of 13 punters each will get P150.” Abalos said. contractor's original license. Taguig City. Otherwise. (Leonard Postrado) Elaine Kay Moll. “In a way yes. Award foundation president Carmencita Abella met at the NAIA Dignitaries Lounge this year's Magsaysay awardees Syeda Rizwana Hasan from Bangladesh and Indian Kulandei Francis. I told him I was also a caddie before. When they returned from school. as well as heroes. he became inspired to fight loneliness while in detention. (Francis Wakefield) D. Miss International and Miss Tourism Queen International. Founded in September. on the other hand. Francis has earned recognition from the Award foundation for his profound faith in community energies and sustained programs in economic empowerment of women.20 jackpot of Grand Lotto 6/55 Saturday. a bettor in Cabuyao. “Every time I go out. 14. six people or organizations are named joint winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards. will deliver the opening remarks at the program. chairperson. 2012. at the same time nervous. he has proposed to the SPD to provide them with a vehicle that will transport them whenever they go to school.391.000) for the victims of the severe flooding in Metro Manila and Northern Luzon caused by heavy monsoon rains earlier this month. Next year. (Jun Ramirez) Moll Competes In Miss Supranational By ROBERT R. The award. COVERAGE The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has expanded the documentary stamp tax (DST) coverage to include previously exempt transactions as part of its wider program of increasing collections from non-traditional sources. REQUINTINA C.000 euros (roughly P106. Last January. GOVERNMENT WARNING AND DOCTORS’ ADVICE: SMOKING IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH. sila ang sumisigaw at kinakausap ako kahit sa umaga. kinikwento ko ang buhay ko. Pampanga. Robinsons’ Star Mills Mall in San Fernando. The law was enacted to accord proper honor and recognition to other heroes who are not remembered with their own legal holiday. and whom he became friends with.A. it’s so boring…” said Abalos. ANTONIO Aquino Leads Heroes Day Rite Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano will join President Benigno Simeon C. 2012 first runnerup in the Bb. in Poland --and for a competition pa! Nervous din because sasali ako sa international contest. Quezon City. Usman) Children Made Me Alive — Abalos By FRANCIS WAKEFIELD Vice President Jejomar C. PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. who stands 5’11. 2012 VP Binay Leaves For Iran NATIONAL NEWSBITS SATELLITE OFFICE The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is slated to open its first consular satellite office in Manila. World War II veterans. "The sacrifices of our Filipino heroes are deeply rooted in our hearts. Moll says she is excited and nervous to join the beauty pageant in Europe. they (children) made me alive.6 National News Monday. President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. also helped her prepare for the pageant. about 5:30 a.m. To be located at the seventh floor of the newly opened Building C of SM Megamall. it’s hard to win. Jacinto-Henares said documents or transactions not mentioned as exempted in the 1997 Tax Code will be required to pay the DST. In signing Revenue Memorandum Circular 362012. well being and survival. At the recent press presentation held at the Gateway Suites. martyrs and former top officials of the country. Beginning September 3. August 27. admitted yesterday that children living inside the Southern Police District (SPD) headquarters at Fort Bonifacio. photo shoots. Laguna. (they call me out and talk to me in the morning. Meanwhile. Francis was accompanied by his wife Kosalay Mary while Hasan arrived at NAIA Terminal 1 together with her husband Abu Bakar Siddique.” “It is something that you should do for your own safety and benefit of future generation. Ortega recently received the donation from the Filipino Community General Assembly Core Group on behalf of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.875. I told them about my life. Magiting at Makabayan: Ikaw ay Bayani sa Tuwid na Daan. the CA's Former Special Sixth Division has permanently enjoined the Baguio City local government from operating the Irisan dumpsite when it approved the motion filed by petitioner Benguet Rep. Yung isa sa mga bata ang tatay niya caddie diyan sa Philippine Navy.." the theme is meant to pay homage to Filipinos who offered their lives to bring back and preserve Philippine independence. 20.T. more or less P154 million.m. for summit delegates. I came from a poor family but managed to survive through school. of Catarman. “It has always been my dream to represent and give honor to our country. raising to P154 million the prize for today’s draw. 1000 applicants shall be accommodated at this facility. Madame Stella Marquez Araneta. we talk and even walk around here. the Miss SupranationalPhilippines title would be added as one of the major titles when the BPCI stages its annual beauty pageant. Yang Saing Koma of Cambodia and Indonesian Ambrosius Ruwindrijato aboard Singapore Airline Flight SQ 916.’’ Mrs. “I wasn’t expecting that I will be sent to the Miss Supranational pageant. renewal of registration of overseas contractors. helped him survived his more than eight-month confinement there. on a same flight from Singapore. Binay is leaving for Tehran. Moll says “ever since we won in April. Hindi lang story ko. equivalent to the Nobel Peace Prize. certified true copies of license certificates.769.” This will be the second time Moll is competing in an international pageant. and there is a big Filipino community there. SO QUIT SMOKING AND LIVE LONGER.” he said. 1931. which drew the winning 6/55 combination of 39-31-46-5337-27. which affirms the people's right to good environment as nothing less than their right to dignity and life. Aquino III and other government officials in today’s celebration of National Heroes Day at the Libingan ng mga Bayani at Fort Bonifacio. has been inviting the BPCI to join the international pageant for the past three years. along with foreign dignitaries. Cebu. DONATION The Philippine Embassy and the Filipino community in Paris have extended an initial donation of 2. NAM focuses on striving for the interests of developing countries all over the world. The BPCI sends delegates to prestigious beauty pageants such as Miss Universe. (Edd K. Hasan pointed out that protecting the nature is intended for one's protection. is not about a “fashion or western agenda. Iran tomorrow to represent President Benigno Aquino III in the 16th Non-Aligned Movement Summit (NAM Summit). “Because of them. including the time when he was still working as a caddie. 3827 enacted on October 28. (second from left) and his wife Cora attend the first communion of children who became his friends at the Southern Police District headquarters at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City yesterday. we’ve been in training. Abalos said some of the children whom he became friends with even walk a few kilometers just to go school. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to attend the summit that will be joined in by representatives from all NAM member-states as well as associated observer countries. Rojas II said the draw for today is estimated to offer. (Ali Vicoy) JACKPOT UP None of the estimated three million more or less bettors hit the P145. because of them.60 from the Friday draw of Mega Lotto 6/45. and now represents nearly two-thirds of UN member-countries and comprises 55 percent of the world population. D e f e n s e S e c r e t a r y Vo l t a i r e Gazmin. naiwasan ko ang ma-depress dito sa loob (Yes. is a model and student-athlete.000 each for getting five of the six-number drawn combination. Araneta says: “If she wins. We remember them for their works and we continue to draw inspiration from them. nakaahon ako dahil sa pag-aral. Pilipinas. Every year. Excited because this is the first time in Europe.” Abalos said one of the reasons why the children became very close to him is because they also became “inspired” through the stories he has told them. Among those buried in the cemetery are defenders of Bataan and Corregidor siege and Filipinos who fought during the Philippine-American War and WW II. BIR Commissioner Kim S. “Poland is a beautiful country.’’ She adds that Moll will travel to Poland alone. Moll.’’ says Moll.S. Kinukwento ko na nag-caddie rin ako before. with her appointment as Miss Supranational-Philippines. We go to the gym. In Iran.” he said.m. But I’m excited. Taguig City. Pilipinas secondrunner up Annalie Forbes to compete in an international pageant. DECREE The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the permanent closure of the Irisan dumpsite in Baguio City as a result of the trash slide that killed six persons last year. and other government officials are expected to attend the event. The cemetery also houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. let’s see what will happen. Poland to represent the Philippines in the 2012 Miss Supranational beauty contest on Sept. “Yes. Abalos said currently he has eight scholars whom he is helping with their school needs. watch our diet. the DFA-National Capital Region East (DFA-NCR East) consular satellite office will have a soft opening and dry run on August 29 and 30 and on September 1. and TV appearances. about 5:30 a. Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc.” she said. Pampanga and Marquee Mall in Clark. Binay will also visit the Philippine embassy's welfare center and is also expected to attend the official lunch to be hosted by his Excellency Mahmood Ahmadi Nejad. With the theme "Pilipinong Tapat. another awardee Chen Shu-Jiu from Taiwan planed in the country onboard China Airlines Flight CI 703 followed by Dr. Romulo Davide will be honored by the Awards foundation together with the five foreign nationals for his steadfast passion in placing the power and discipline of science in the hands of Filipino farmers. He will also lead the flag-raising and wreathlaying ceremonies.’’ She says that personality development training. who died in a 1957 plane crash. She says that there are still no plans for 2012 Bb. Hasan said her campaign in judicial activism. He said to help the children. prior to her stint in Bb. (Roy C. do pasarela and Q&A training. I’m with them (also). It will clank you out. Araneta Center in Cubao. thus. In a 13-page consent decree penned by Associate Justice Ricardo Rosario. dahil maaga ang pasok nila eh. VILLAS FIRST COMMUNION — Former Commission on Elections Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. says that the World Beauty Association." Cayetano said in a statement. 1961. To prepare herself for the Poland pageant. apart from 19 observer countries and 10 observer organizations According to its website. shortly after the mass and first communion of 20 children at the San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel inside the police camp. organizers of Miss Supranational contest. she competed in the Asia Model Awards in South Korea. “During the afternoon. Mabasa) By ANNA LIZA T. Galing din ako sa hirap. NAM is comprised of 120 countries. On these days. The Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig is a final resting place of Filipino soldiers. won P52. Cayetano. Ronald Cosalan and several other concerned individuals including national artist for visual arts Benedicto Cabrera and local officials of Baguio City led by its mayor Mauricio Domogan. is named after former president Ramon Magsaysay. Later that day. I avoided being depressed here). This was learned from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). The National Heroes Day is commemorated by virtue of Act No. who both arrived at 1:05 p.


before anyone writes the story you can get your side out there. before the rebels send him on his way again. sending dust and shrapnel metres into the air and prompting chants of ''God is greatest'' from the rebels. Their mission is to detonate a mine the rebels say was left behind by government forces. ''My family has all left the neighborhood. and was not as important for news media. They stop him as he arrives safely on the other side. The typhoon was packing extremely strong gusts reaching 250-kilometers-per-hour (155-miles-per-hour). mainly younger people. then dashes across the alley at the rebels' signal. Twitter Shakes Up US Election Campaign WASHINGTON (AFP) — Will tweets make the difference in the 2012 US presidential election? Twitter and other social media are being used by candidates to energize supporters. would return to opening six days a week. said Romney has more money and support from political action committees. Florida (AFP) — US authorities are braced for violent protests ahead of the Republican presidential nominating convention that nominally kicks off in Tampa. before a loud explosion sounds. (AP) PARLIAMENT REPAIRS LONDON (AFP) — Britain's iconic Houses of Parliament in London could close for up to five years while essential repairs are carried out. and a crackdown on smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza. according to the survey of nearly 2. a haven for the Islamist militants believed to have carried out the attack. like before the attack. The incumbent has some 18. Egypt allowed only a trickle of Palestinians to use the crossing to enter Gaza after the attack in Sinai that the military said took place under the cover of mortar fire from Gaza. In the old days.'' added the activist. rebels man a series of sniping positions. QUEBEC ELECTIONS MONTREAL (AFP) — It may be the worst election in 145 years for Quebec's ruling federalist Liberals. suspicious that he could be a spotter for the government forces nearby. TAMPA. August 27. At one point the rebels decide to send a group across the sniper alley. ''It has made it possible for campaigns to immediately communicate with large numbers of potential voters in about the cheapest way you can imagine. ''Not only can you impress a message on millions of people. very professional. ''With Twitter. following an argument with agents guarding his home.'' a spokesman for parliament's lower House of Commons told the weekly. raise funds and shift the focus of the public debate for what some call the nation's first ''social election'' in November. The fighters spot a young boy carrying belongings wrapped in a blanket as he approaches the sniper alley.'' Castillo said. on the outskirts of Aleppo. They ask him what he is doing and what he is carrying. immigration program that started Wednesday has focused on the hundreds of thousands of students who are in the country illegally and now have the chance at work permits and deferred deportation. Bush administration who is now a partner in the consulting firm Hamilton Place Strategies. because it had fewer users. head of the media consultancy 140Elect. in Washington. Twitter was just getting started and had a limited impact. mostly working in low-wage industries. That feeling was shared by the survivors of the Utoeya island shooting spree. the Islamist Mohamed Morsi. Due to Tropical Storm Isaac. Thursday. standing by a smoldering pile of rubbish. He loosens the knot tying the blanket together to reveal a pile of clothes and bedsheets. More than half of the 1 million young illegal immigrants eligible for the program are in the labor force. which could knock over telephone poles and even overturn cars.7 million Twitter followers to fewer than 900. But just as many young workers. The broadsheet said several options were on the table while the plumbing and electrics are refurbished and the building is purged of asbestos. Farinas said he was released at around 8:15 am. according to a new poll Saturday that showed separatists holding steady in first place in the Canadian province. The Sunday Times newspaper said. Waves could top 12 meters (13 yards). especially farmworkers. both to prevent anyone else from driving over it and to scare the other side a little too. ''so I'm watching to see how much the social media capital is worth. Republican Convention ALEPPO SIEGE — A Syrian man smokes a cigarette sitting next to the rubble of a damaged mosque in the city of Azaz. Florida. ''Hey you.000 for Romney.. the Palestinian territory’s only passage which bypasses Israel. mostly teenagers. ''Officials are undertaking an initial study into options for the longterm upkeep of the palace. Slow-moving Typhoon Bolaven was centered about 200 kilometers (125 miles) southeast of Okinawa and was expected to pass over the island Sunday evening. (AP) DISSIDENT RELEASED HAVANA (AFP) — Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas told AFP Saturday he had been released after being detained 40 hours earlier. to be extended if he is still considered a threat to society – for the July 2011 bombing and shooting frenzy that left 77 people dead.'' Green told AFP .'' they shout. It prompted an unprecedented military campaign in the Sinai Peninsula. Norway now turns its attention to the lessons to be learned from the massacre with the prime minister launching the process when he appears before parliament on Tuesday. stop right there!'' one fighter shouts. Security officials said on Saturday that military engineers have blocked 120 tunnels since the start of the operation.'' said Zach Green. CNN obtained a copy of an alert from the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warning that anarchists may be plotting violence at the event formally crowning Mitt Romney as President Barack Obama's challenger.'' President Barack Obama has a huge head start on Republican rival Mitt Romney on Twitter. TYPHOON APPROACHES TOKYO (AP) — The strongest typhoon to approach Okinawa in several years was bearing down on the southern Japanese island on Sunday as officials warned residents to stay indoors and take the utmost precaution to ensure their families' safety. The fighting in the neighborhood is sporadic.'' Tony Fratto. was seen as making overtures to Gaza’s Islamist Hamas rulers. The boy freezes. Because Twitter democratizes the delivery of information. in a telephone interview from his home in the central city of Santa Clara. Obama talked about the Presidential Race and Republican Challenger Mitt Romney in the exclusive AP interview before he headed off to a long weekend with his family at Camp David. His comments come ahead of the GOP convention opening on August 27. In the 2008 election.'' said Green. Snipers Versus Tanks In Aleppo ALEPPO. you would have someone put a television ad. PRESIDENT OBAMA — President Barrack Obama speaks during an interview with Bell Feller. eyeing the government forces and their tank just 50 meters (yards) up a sniper alley from behind a short wall of sandbags. Thousands of demonstrators are expected to converge on this Gulf coast city – including a large contingent from the Occupy Movement that bunkered down for months last year in scores of parks and other sites across the country. he said.'' the Aftenposten newspaper said in an editorial on Saturday. Castillo noted. There are other tanks nearby. it said. Premier Jean Charest's Liberals had fallen all the way to third place. August 23.S. ''Twitter is a way of injecting a message into the national conversation. The Scandinavian country closed a tragic chapter Friday when an Oslo court sentenced Breivik to Norway's maximum sentence – 21 years in prison. I just came back to get us some things. but you can respond to charges quickly. . and it would take time to write a press release or produce an ad'' to counter that. 2012. Wednesday. ''Get back. and call out to him. ''You can also go around the national discussion because Twitter allows candidates to reach their constituencies without a gatekeeper. the secluded presidential retreat in the Maryland Mountains. suggesting his supporters are more ''engaged. weather officials said. a former White House and US Treasury spokesman in the George W. Jeanette Castillo. including leaving the Palace of Westminster for good. so their comrades open covering fire and spent bullet casings fly up into the air and onto the pavement as three men dash across the street. with just 27 percent of support from prospective voters. Breivik Imprisoned OSLO (AFP) — With Anders Behring Breivik sent to prison. Syria. tweets can help a candidate by getting out a message that might not be seen on traditional media like newspapers and television. a Florida State University professor specializing in digital media. could benefit as well. in Tampa.'' he says. Florida on Monday.000 people taken on August 23-24. August 22. ''it is still a three-way battle. when the weather is expected to clear up. Egypt Reopens Gaza Border Crossing CAIRO (AFP) — Egypt decided on Saturday to reopen a border crossing with Gaza it had mostly kept closed since a militant attack killed 16 of its soldiers on August 5. public broadcaster NHK warned. 2012 WORLD NEWSBITS IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS TULARE California (AP) — Much of the attention on a new U. of the Associated Press at the White House. But Romney's tweets are more often shared and retweeted. boy. and when they fire the boom reverberates through otherwise quiet streets almost empty of civilians. after he killed eight people in a van bombing outside the government offices in Oslo. who had strained relations with his overthrown predecessor Hosni Mubarak. With ten days to go before the September 4 legislative vote. and gets additional support on Twitter from his campaign. Green's analysis shows Obama tweets 10 times more often as Romney. said Twitter can be a game-changer. 2012. an analysis by the Migration Policy Institute shows. Twitter has the potential ''to sway the national narrative. ''Never has the word relief been uttered as often in a courtroom as after the verdict yesterday. Syria (AFP) — In Aleppo's Mashhad neighborhood. It said the Rafah border crossing. The police were ''good. the convention will nominally open Monday and then immediately adjourn to reconvene on Tuesday.'' ''The extent to which it mobilizes people and gets them out will be interesting to watch. dumping as much as 500 millimeters (20 inches) of rain over a 24hour period. the official MENA news agency reported.8 World News Monday. the moment the charge or a critical ad or news report hits you are in a position to respond in your own voice immediately and to generate responses from your supporters. The attack on an army outpost came as Egypt’s new president. who has gone on hunger strike about two dozen times against the regime. where the 33-year-old rightwing extremist spent more than an hour gunning down 69 people. get back. which advises candidates on how to use Twitter.'' according to analyst Jean-Mark Leger..'' Fratto said. incoming sniper fire followed by the cracks of returning outgoing gunshots.

That's why dredges. Any time a section of the river closes temporarily. who.'' says Janna Hakim of the morning in 2010 when a loud knocking at her Brooklyn apartment door jolted her awake. a landscaper. which first reported on such cases last year. At least 5. August 27. That includes 60 percent of the grain grown in the US. M i s s i s s i p p i ( A P ) — A n o t h e r d a y. ``How can my country not allow a mother to be with her children. The Mississippi is one of the most vital routes for commerce in the country. or barges have to carry lighter loads of grain. as it has several times in August. was born in Guatemala but has lived here for 12 years and is an American citizen. Conn. once deported. a spokesman for the corps. where she is living with her own mother after 20 years away. (AP) — Alexis Molina was just 10 years old when his mother was abruptly cut out of his life and his carefree childhood unraveled overnight. was deported to Guatemala a year and a half ago. . are Americans. Alexis. was in the kitchen baking the pastries she sold to local stores. Rony Molina. Louisiana. and it is fed by the third-largest watershed in the world. then 16.'' she cried over the phone from Ramallah. this time for dredging near Baton Rouge. and her siblings were all born here. too. and her Palestinian mother. Evelin. which knock down shallow spots and clear the shipping channel. And an unknown number of those children are being put up for adoption against the wishes of their parents. a large chunk of the US and part of Canada. Shallow spots have already shut down the Mississippi at times this year.'' Alexis' father. a n o t h e r sandbar to clear on the droughthit Mississippi River.'' he says.100 US citizen children in 22 states live in foster care. in 1988. and his 8-year-old brother. Sandra. It's become a routine as the harshest dry spell in decades in the heart of the US farming region has sent waters in the country's most important river worryingly low. are so vital. and the US Army Corps of Engineers has asked to close it again for about 12 hours on Monday. Steve. especially the younger ones. Faten. according to an estimate by the Applied Research Center. or that a deportation order from years earlier meant she could be whisked away by ICE agents and her family's comfortable New York life could come crashing to a halt. Janna. ``She went for her papers. But their mother. Nearly 45.000 such parents were removed in the first six months of this year. In a good year. now 11.'' Rony Molina asks. Monday. It was the first Friday of Ramadan. ``I had no idea what was happening. I am the mother of American children and they need me. says the federal department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). So is their 19year-old stepsister. ``and especially when they are Americans?'' It's a question thousands of other families are wrestling with as a record number of deportations means record numbers of American children being left without a parent – despite President Barack Obama's promise that his administration would focus on removing only criminals. said Bob Anderson. are often helpless to fight when a US judge decides that their children are better off here. a New York-based advocacy organization. None knew that their mother was in the US illegally. ``How can a country break up families like this?'' Critics say the parents are to blame for entering the country illegally in the first place. barges can ship up to 500 million tons of goods up and down the river. One estimate put barge industry losses at $1 billion the last time the river was this low. especially when they are so young and they need her. there's the potential for affecting consumers at home and overseas.World News GR E E N V I L L E . 2012 9 On Drought-Hit Mississippi River What Happens To Immigrant Children? STAMFORD. ``I am not a criminal. ``And she never came back. who lived here illegally.

AT WORK. the nation celebrates National Heroes’ Day (Araw ng Kagitingan).m. CONGRATULATIONS AND MABUHAY! 10 MANILA BULLETIN Editorial MONDAY. Maria Serena I. and Dr. and English. nationalism. Araling Panlipunan. at 8 a. Rene R. storytelling. will be joined by other government agencies and nongovernment organizations in its various activities. Abraham P. patriotism and love of country which were exhibited by the heroes during trying periods of this country. Filipino. Ferdinand C. Bonifacio. headed by its Chairperson. The activity will be replicated nationwide in various cities and municipalities. Dr. and Board Members Fe Buenaventura-Mangahas. Physical Education and Health. Dr. including our Overseas Filipino Workers. Dr. Abraham P Sakili and other . Highlights of the event will be wreath-laying ceremonies at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio. Llanes. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines. Diokno. Escalante. National Heroes’ Day was initially celebrated on November 30 which coincides with the Birth Anniversary of Andres C. Dr. CONGRATULATIONS AND MABUHAY! ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST AT HOME. Dr. drawing. Dr. Arts. Escalante. We greet the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and its Board of Commissioners.We greet the National Historical Commission of the Philippines and its Board of Commissioners. 2012 WE CELEBRATE NATIONAL HEROES DAY T ODAY. The Department of Education is encouraging all public and private schools to highlight the courage and patriotism of our national heroes in their classroom discussions and other related activities in subject areas such as Sibika at Kultura. Music. headed by its Chairperson. 295 signed in 2011. heroism. Maria Serena I. By virtue of Proclamation No. IN SCHOOL. and Board Members Fe Buenaventura-Mangahas. . This annual event acknowledges the contributions of all the men and women (known and unknown) who dedicated their lives and work for Philippine freedom and development. today. Officers. let us remember the heroes who are not with us anymore. Diokno. Founder of the Katipunan. in their continuing effort of preserving the memory of our national heroes. which leads this year’s celebration. Taguig City. FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF FILIPINO PEOPLE. and Dr. As we celebrate National Heroes’ Day. Llanes. AUGUST 27. Sakili and other Officers. National Heroes’ Day is now celebrated every fourth Monday of August. Values Education. Hekasi. and oratorical contests and debates. let us honor our modern-day heroes. in their continuing effort of preserving the memory of our national heroes. Rene R. showcasing values. Teachers have been conducting classroom essay writing. Ferdinand C.

11 Below The Line Views • Features Reflections Today MATTHEW 23:13-22 Monday. but for the moment the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank see few signs of a widespread food price crisis like in 200708. but if one swears by the gold of the temple. it will often be impossible to get refunds. I’d poison your tea. in an interview. Datu Hofer. I can speak dispassionately (accent on that) on the subject. However. nor do good or harm to RH Bill. Datu Saudi Ampatuan. I thank you very much. Stanchions can be found where people congregate. I remember going abroad on a week-long vacation with my wife Amy but upon arriving in the place to be asked by the embassy officials.” (Cont’d on page B-10) WARNING ON FOREIGN CURRENCY TRADING By ATTY. but if one swears by the gift on the altar. leader of the MILF break away group Bangsa Moro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) suffered a hypertensive stroke in October. Normally. The UHC. LOBO EWS events last week were full of meaningful quotations dished out by an amalgam of personalities.” Despite their differences. if you were my wife. * Be cautious of sending or transferring cash on the Internet. And when he was reading his prepared speech he could hardly be heard. was (Cont’d on page B-10) Never On A Sunday GOOD INTELLIGENCE By Atty. one is obligated. Be aware that if you transfer funds to those foreign/offshore firms. Here are some that found their way to the print media: “Why not aim to deliver homes in a safe environment that will not be washed away by floods?” – Vice President Jejomar Binay." a series of events that aim to show to the Filipino people what Universal Health Care is all about and its impact on the lives of the Filipinos. DC. who got wind of my presence. they are also referred to as balusters. the higher the promised return. He was also reported to have suffered a heart attack. SJ. for the recurring flooding.” By definition. You lock the kingdom of heaven before human beings. Just like the exchange between Winston Churchill and Lady Nancy Astor… Lady Astor to Churchill: “If you were my husband.’ Blind fools. “Any solicitation to engage in foreign currency trading and to commit funds for this purpose should be considered with extreme care and caution. etc. or the temple that made the gold sacred? And you say. features talks from former Secretaries of Health on the challenges and issues that need to be examined exhaustively. To the President. only hearsay? Only on matters of faith or dogma might the church. I give all the glory to God. his right- hand man Muhammed Ali Tambako. together with the Universal Health Care Study Group (UHC-SG) of the University of the Philippines and the Asia 21 Young Leaders' Initiative Philippines. Be especially alert to the dangers of trading online.” It is misplaced for RH Bill proponents to pour ad hominem arguments and to inveigh the sins of Padre Damaso. “As many of these leaders have pointed out.” the government agencies said in an advisory. consult with reputable investment advisers/consultants and/or financial planners. who say. HE demise of DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo brings back memories of the hardships and risks of answering the President’s call to serve in government. Tambako who studied Islamic theology in Saudi Arabia in the 1970s as (Cont’d on page B-10) Business Beat TRAVAILS OF BEING IN GOVERNMENT By MELITO SALAZAR JR. (Cont’d on page 12) A “Woe to you. it means nothing. as president of a Catholic university. “We are not saying that we anticipate a major crisis at this (Cont’d on page B-11) W P RESIDENT Aquino III appoints Supreme Court Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Punzalan Aranal Sereno as the first woman Chief Justice. ‘If one swears by the temple. and urge[s] them to continue in their discernment of the common good. IGNACIO R. nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter. Yo u t r y t o make the most of the precious hours for the family and when unable. one who swears by the temple swears by it and by Him who dwells in it. knowing how (Cont’d on page B-10) Merry-Go-Round AIRPORT STANCHIONS By FLORO L. Get-rich-quick schemes tend to be fraudulent. the excesses of the Crusade. the higher the risks involved. The residents of Datu Unsay saw that he was very frail and weak. stanchions are sometimes linked with velvet ropes or a thin ribbon of (Cont’d on page B-11) HE Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued a joint warning against illegal schemes proliferating in today’s financial markets. “Woe to you. The worst drought in half a century in the United States and poor crops from the Black Sea bread basket have lifted prices of corn. it means nothing. * Avoid any company that guarantees large profits or promises little or no financial risk. Stanchions are vertical posts sometimes inserted into the ground or simply put down on the floor and God knows where they are needed to induce orderly behavior. MERCENE BIQUITOUS and obtrusive – in a good way – that’s how those upright stainless steel pillars called stanchions govern the life of people whenever they are required to line up and put a semblance of order in an otherwise chaotic situation. according to the BSP and SEC. cinemas. CINCO PREPARE EARLY By LESLEY WROUGHTON JUDICIAL REFORMS By FRED M. While it can be very easy to transfer funds online. RENE ESPINA Former Senator A FEW days ago a Cebu daily newspaper reported that: The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said that Ameril Umbra Kato.” * Do not trade on margin unless you understand what it means. one who swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by Him who is seated on it. President of the Ateneo de Manila. also referred to as Kalusugang Pangkalahatan. Villarin appreciates their “social compassion and intellectual efforts. the Ateneo de Manila University does not support the passage of House Bill 4244. PHARISEES ESUS said. he said. parking lots. Usually about three-feet high. “First of all. . scribes and Pharisees. which will run until February. “Woe to you. Congrats to the new lady CJ! *** Sereno. include schemes involving “foreign currency trading” transactions. Fear no more. Shariff Agwak. These shady activities. office address or other information identifying their nationality. Ramon Villarin. which is greater. (Cont’d on page B-10) T Page Eleven Analysis Punchline REMARKABLE REMARKS By ELINANDO B. (Cont’d on page B-11) ALL CITIZENS AND OFFICIALS SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER THE NATIONAL INTEREST IS ABOVE ALL PERSONAL AND OTHER INTERESTS. Town hall meetings will also be held in various parts of the country. has his role cut out to uphold the position of the CBCP in consonance with the tenets of the Church. wheat. BUNYE Information DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH LAUNCHES ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN ON UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE T HE Department of Health (DOH). The advisory listed the following precautions that an interested investor should consider before placing his or her funds with any foreign currency trading company: * Stay away from opportunities that sound too good to be true. had assumed the leadership of BIFF even before the new attacks were launched on August 5 and 11 against the towns of Datu Unsay. Did CBCP say that those teaching students concepts contrary to Church teachings should be fired for heresy? Or was it Justice Cuevas saying. or the altar that makes the gift sacred? One who swears by the altar swears by it and all that is upon it. these are hardly in your consciousness as your mind and body are preoccupied with coping and meeting the challenges of your particular sphere of responsibilities. (Cont’d on page B-11) N ASHINGTON. which is greater. on the Good father and my alma mater. – Be suspicious of companies that downplay risks or state that written disclosure statements are only “routine formalities imposed by the government. you hypocrites. Aquino and Sereno both make history. – Certain foreign exchange transactions can make you responsible for losses that greatly exceed any amount you deposited. Speaking Out J S a retired senior citizen who can’t add to or subtract from this planet’s population.g. said that the university has never changed its stand against the artificial contraception measure. They further said that the 75-year-old Kato could neither stand nor walk without the help of two aides. * Be wary of companies that offer currency trading online but do not provide information about their company (e. Fr. At your level (cabinet or sub-cabinet) in T the government hierarchy. ZAIDE DENUNCIATION OF THE SCRIBES. ‘If one swears by the altar. 2013. by mail or otherwise. recently launched the "Secretary's Cup. if I could join a number of meetings and one or two speaking engagements. and Guindulungan in Maguindanao. – In case of doubt. speaking excathedra. “Don’t they realize we were on vacation?” was my wife’s question. try to spend “quality time” but you know that it is never enough. Yet while in service. blind guides. scribes and Pharisees. The Secretary's Cup. the present form of the proposed bill contains provisions that could be construed to threaten constitutional rights as well as to weaken commonly shared human and spiritual values. The price of rice – a staple food in Asia and parts of Africa – has so far been unaffected. it may be very difficult or impossible to recover your funds. sport U stadiums. one is like a 7-11 or a Jollibee. on red carpets where some very important person is being welcomed coming down from an airplane or departing for parts unknown. 2012 WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD… By AMBASSADOR JOSE A. one is obligated. Fr. you hypocrites. and when that happens you make him a child of Gehenna twice as much as yourselves. Villarin. shopping malls. the Inquisition. Due to Kato’s sickness. giving everyone the opportunity to speak his mind on his own health concerns in the presence of the DOH officials and other health decision-makers. You traverse sea and land to make one convert. claims of large profits or minimal risks tend to be false. You do not enter yourselves. the blindness of the Church against Galieo. and soybeans. also a Maguindanaoan. Sometimes. now on the drawing boards. * Do not deal with individuals or companies who refuse to give you their background. the gold. “Together with our leaders in the Catholic Church. – In many cases. thanks to the President is an example of fair judgment. sir. President Noy will soon select a workable permanent solution.” Glory to God. open to your constituents on a 24-hour basis. contact numbers and other relevant data) on their website.” On the 159 Ateneo professors’ endorsement of the RH bill. U n i t e d States (Reuters) – Global financial lenders are advising countries to prepare for the possibility of higher food bills in the coming months. the gift. out of a few submitted by experts. I’d drink it. – Do not trade on margin unless you are also prepared to accept losses that exceed the margin amounts you paid.’ You blind ones. in a statement to members of socialized housing developers’ national convention Muntinlupa City.” Churchill to Lady Astor: “Madam. expresses gratitude for her appointment. declare one anathema. saying. August 27. In airport terminals.

He recalled how Armstrong had just 15 seconds to 35 seconds of fuel remaining when ficers of the armed forces. Dellosa. During the ceremony.” said Bordado. conducting experiments and taking photographs. “So most probably we will be following his wishes. beyond any visual experience that I had ever been exposed to. I hope that you will live up to the expectations attached in your designations as new commissioned officers of the AFP Dellosa . and Navy. “I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal. having been brought directly to the Archbishop’s Palace Tuesday last week. he wants to be cremated. “I am. as if he hadn't given it a thought. Along Maharlika Highway in Pili town. people loved him for that until he was fondly called Pogi. Bongat as pallbearers. the statement said. as double insurance. Tranquility. Parents huddled with their children in front of the family television. In a statement issued by the White House. would return.” the Houston staffer radioed back. Sylvia.” Although no one heard the ‘a. one giant leap for mankind. In a statement yesterday. and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. There is a group of liberated men and women pushing for alternative family planning method composed of Virgilio. a test pilot for NASA's forerunner and an astronaut. Michael Collins. “The fact that we were able to see it and be a part of it means that we are in our own way witnesses to history. No one points to the men…as perpetrators. and ever will be.. a statement from his family said. You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. Ong) ‘Pogi’ Back.” from the hit Sylvester Stallone movie about a fearless soldier who does not back out on challenges against him. Armstrong went public in 2010 with his concerns about President Barack Obama's space policy that shifted attention away from a return to the moon and emphasized private companies developing spaceships. BJMP said. President Benigno S. Dellosa. Mario. with six officials from the Naga City led by Mayor John he landed on the moon.” said Leni... a satellite that sent shock waves around the world. Bordado said. Aquino and the Cabinet gathered early Sunday morning in Malacanang the departure honors for Robredo. and the Major Service commanders also facilitated the awarding of the Secretary of National Defense Saber. Indira Gandhi’s son Sanjay Gandhi ran a national vasectomy program to control India’s exponential population growth.). Eddie. Armstrong stopped in what he called “a tender moment” and left a patch to commemorate NASA astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts who had died in action. “We copy you on the ground. He would acknowledge and respond when he is called Pogi by residents here. 1957. Although he had been a Navy fighter pilot.” A man who kept away from cameras. He regularly met with BJMP leaders to discuss not only jail matters but also personnel concerns and updates. and Valenzuela.” said Brinkley. so rare in the world of politics and governance. Malabon. The officer candidate schools established in the three Major Services train civilians and enlisted personnel who are baccalaureate degree holders to be future members of the AFP regular force.. I can't hear it when I listen on the radio reception here on Earth. Motorists and drivers of public utility vehicles honked their horns while local folk showered the limousine with confetti and yellow flowers. in 2003 to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of powered flight. Glenn introduced Armstrong and noted it was 34 years to the day that Armstrong had walked on the moon. the largest audience for any single event in history. he would always say that if he dies.” Armstrong said. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A. (Cont’d from page 11) Views • Features macho. during the climax of a heated space race with the then-Soviet Union.” he said in February 2000 in one of his rare public appearances. we see the women as victims. not to bask in power but to uphold the integrity but more importantly to herald hope in communities devastated by strife and misunderstanding. making everyone perform beyond his mark. The 1969 landing met an audacious deadline that President John F.12 ZAIDE. Bordado said Robredo used to be called “Rambo.” Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley. Jungco read the commissionship order to the candidates. the Adjutant General. Armstrong retreated to the quiet of the classroom and his Ohio farm. “Thank you. I express my congratulations for this very significant achievement in your life. most private men he had ever met. but of all time. said the moonwalk probably marked the high point of space exploration. “not just of his time. mesmerized. Toni. It later became the popular moniker of the man who served as mayor for 19 years here. The one-year course prepares an officer candidate with a rank of Probationary Second Lieutenant and Probationary Ensign to be mentally.” Even Robredo appeared to have liked the nickname. “Such leadership was a motivation to the entire team. Thirty-four years?” Armstrong quipped. officially making them members of the regular force of the AFP . (Cont'd from page 1) has died. Defense Secretar y Voltaire Gazmin graced the joint graduation ceremony.” Armstrong's modesty and selfeffacing manner never faded. so I'll be happy if you just put it in parentheses. the two embraced and Glenn commented: “To this day. Thanks a lot. and emotionally fit to earn a commission as an officer in the Army. “The Eagle has landed. It was the kind that shamed deadwoods in our ranks. I'm truly.’ some research backs Armstrong. “We will be dong him a disservice if he is not buried here. “The ‘a’ was intended. Aldrin said in his book “Men from Earth” that Armstrong was one of the quietest. (Cont'd from page 1) Famous lost. while the Department of Health is now on code blue alert in Metro Manila and areas of Caloocan. Manila. Robredo used to tour the city’s streets on his mountain bike.” She said they may provide a place where people.. “He was the ultimate hero in an era of corruptible men. lawyer “Tapsilog” Topacio bet his balls that his client. said Vice Mayor Gabriel Bordado. he bounded onto a stage before 10. along with AFP Chief of Staff General Jessie D. women could not bear witness or give testimony… since it required taking an oath and giving testimony holding onto one’s tetes. Ohio. and Command Awards to the top graduates of each class. “Houston: Tranquility Base here. John Glenn to lay wreaths on the graves of airplane inventors Wilbur and Orville Wright. “The criticism on him before is papogi because he would always be there from a fire incident to a simple clean up drive in the City. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the lunar surface. he's the one person on Earth. nerdy engineer.” Armstrong radioed after the spacecraft settled onto the moon. “The sights were simply magnificent.. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20. The moonwalk marked America's victory in the Cold War space race that began Oct. . Gazmin. Air Force.” The third astronaut on the mission. capping the most daring of the 20th century's scientific expeditions.” Kennedy had said. Navotas. Farmers abandoned their nightly milking duties. So they make their womenfolk bear the burden. if allowed to depart. before the decade is out. FEEDBACK: jaz_aide@ yahoo. hundreds of residents waved yellow ribbons. the CSAFP Medal and Plaque. especially because of his engineering skills and the way he handled celebrity by shunning it. If men bore 9 months pregnancy. And it paid off. Hundreds of cyclists wearing yellow shirts escorted the limousine. Which must be why. In the years afterward. prisoner vans. (Ask Snopes the origin of the word “testimony”). Robredo’s body was never taken inside the house. At another joint appearance. Armstrong died Saturday following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. That worked very well so much so that the insecticide importers lobbied against Secretary Sebastian. The Robredo family turned down offers for a burial place at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City. To ensure transparency and accountability in jails. Caloy. Armstrong never allowed himself to be caught up in the celebrity and glamour of the space program. Aquino III. The convoy passed by the Robredo house on Bulusan Street before proceeding to City Hall. Secretary Robredo would fearlessly and aggressively push to implement what he believe is good for the Naguenos. (Cont'd from page 1) edged in a rare interview in 1999 that he didn't hear himself say it either when he listened to the transmission from the moon landing.” “Roger. Obama said Armstrong was one of the greatest of American heroes. as he stated: “You carry on your shoulders the task of ensuring the rule of law not for the interest of the few but for the betterment of our people. circled the moon in the mother ship Columbia while Armstrong and Aldrin went to the moon's surface. Brigadier General Rolando B. ‘Pogi” began as a word leveled on Robredo by his political rivals here. It did allow both sides to take the high road. told the graduates: “You’ve made the choice of joining the military service. truly envious of. I know that you left the private sector and joined the service. even if it would mean putting his life at risk. At City Hall. who interviewed Armstrong for oral histories for NASA.” Mrs. He called Armstrong's skill and dedication “just exemplary. which included a successful emergency splashdown.” Armstrong once said. It didn't say where he died. The President and the cabinet did not join the convoy to Villamor Airbase in Pasay City but are expected to attend Robredo’s state funeral in Naga on Tuesday.” Dellosa. He later joined former astronaut and Sen. and motorists pulled off the highway and checked into motels just to watch on TV. At the time of the flight's 40th anniversary. Gagarin had orbited the Earth and beaten the US into space the previous month. or more than 12 hours after it was retrieved from the plane that crashed in Masbate City August 18. they would probably be less CODE BLUE – Leptospirosis patients rest on beds laid along the corridor of the San Lazaro Hospital in Sta.” Robredo was the only DILG chief in the history of the country who “had taken pains in personally meeting with BJMP jail wardens just to emphasize that “Kung ano ang para sa inmates. a police band played “Nearer My God to Thee” as the casket was led inside. August 27. did not mention the moon and quickly ducked out of the spotlight. “When Jesse was still alive. and the Major Service Commander and Flag Officer. the BJMP described Robredo as a “real statesman. “That's one small step for man. “It was special and memorable. A 19-gun salute marked the Palace’s final sendoff for Robredo. Kabiling and Czarina Nicole O.. Andy. community workers. “But over the years. The candidates also took their oath as commissioned officers of the AFP. of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth. Kennedy had set in May 1961. “He was called that because like Rambo. and other equipment for logistical upgrade. (AP) ‘Giant Leap. and ordinary folk paid their final respects to Robredo at the Palace last Friday.” Glenn said Saturday that Armstrong had had a number of close calls in his career.” he said. Robredo kept a close watch on the BJMP’s procurement of firepower. We're breathing again. Robredo was able to revive a moribund Naga City in the 1990s. His first words after setting foot on the surface are etched in history books and in the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast. collecting samples.com Monday. “I think his genius was in his reclusiveness. 2012 As the storm brews. But the program collapsed…and riots broke out in some places… when they ran out of transistor radios. and now you are reaping the fruits of 48 weeks of hard labor. 4. An estimated 600 million people – a fifth of the world's population – watched and listened to the moon landing. especially Naga residents. “No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind. Collins told NASA on Saturday that he will miss Armstrong terribly. He also made sure that our human resource got the much needed morale boost. “I thought I said it. curator of the Smithsonian Institution's US Air and Space Museum from 1982 to 1992. 1969. with the launch of the Soviet Union's Sputnik 1. Oca.” added.000 people. with the objectives of science and learning and exploration. In the Old Testament. Robredo said.” said the BJMP (Genalyn D. shot pictures and video footages using cellular phones as the entourage passed by.. a white socks.. It was successful throughout the subcontinent and daily operations were conducted in the open at railroad stations with the government offering transistor radios (a novelty at the time) after the operation. but it was only instantaneous because there was work to do. Armstrong again was low-key. In those first few moments on the moon. The late Agriculture Secretary Roberto “Bobot” Sebastian showed us a laboratory experiment where he neutered the pests and released them in the wild in order to control and neutralize the pestilence on banana plantations.” Armstrong told an Australian television interviewer this year. or more important to the long-range exploration of space. “And I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession.” “The hard work that you have invested in accomplishing the pre-entry courses will surely lead to a very fulfilling opportunity to serve your country and your fellow Filipinos. and Yolly… whose NGO is better known by their acronym — VASECTOMY. John. Top politicians. along with the confidence that you will continue to follow the tradition of excellence and selfless service of the AFP . followed by their induction to the Officer Candidate School Alumni Association.” Derek Elliott.. Cruz. ibigay sa inmates” (What is due to inmates should be given to the inmates. (Jacqueline Hernandez) AFP Welcomes.” Armstrong said.” said a local journalist.” The end-of-decade goal was met with more than five months to spare. Cabinet members hailed his “tsinelas leadership” during a memorial service Saturday night. said Armstrong fit every requirement the space agency needed for the first man to walk on the moon. for his part. But he spoke for only a few seconds. shortly after Alan Shepard became the first American in space with a 15-minute suborbital flight. can regularly visit and honor her husband’s memory. When he appeared in Dayton.” Armstrong's moonwalk capped a series of accomplishments that included piloting the X-15 rocket plane and making the first space docking during the Gemini 8 mission. spokesman Bob Jacobs tweeted. . pocket protector. physically. But men won’t submit to this method of emasculation. Gazmin quoted a message from the President and AFP Commander-in-Chief Benigno S. In his speech during the ceremony. (Cont'd from page 1) limousine for the ride to Naga City Hall. telling a gathering that the space race was “the ultimate peaceful competition: USA versus USSR. He was 82.

the speedy resolution of cases. (Freddie G.” “ All sectors should rally behind her as she embarks on new reform measures and initiatives in the judiciary. Mayor Anthony Genuino has decided to postpone the holding of 11th Banamos festival which was scheduled for September 14-20 due to anticipation of inclement weather in the next few months. “She (Sereno) should seize this moment and her quite long reign to Sereno Is. “But Senator Lacson is one of the frontrunners here.. was elected president of the Philippine College for the Advancement of Medicine (PCAM). and to make sure that the reforms are institutionalized in the 18 years that she will have in the (Supreme) Court. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said she expects a smoother relationship between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the SC under Sereno. Abaya. saying that the appointment was “a good choice.” a reliable source told the Manila Bulletin. work. President Aquino is reportedly “determined” to appoint Lacson either as the country’s anti-smuggling or anti crime czar. Cavite/ SAN FERNANDO CITY. the component city of Tagaytay. Schuessler of Germany. In a statement. (Cont'd from page 1) FRIENDLY APPEAL FROM CAMP CHIEF CAMP CAMACHO. as she embarks on the daunting task of steering the . the 18-year term of Sereno in the High Court was defended by Valte. The LP has the difficulty of convincing the President to tap one of the LP leaders to head the DILG.” Romblon Rep. independence of mind. Villas. It’s about time they laid down their arms for a peaceful life.839).” The MBC cited that impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona divided the country and greatly tested the faith of the people in our justice system. Let us all give our full support for the new Chief Justice. Regala) ‘BANAMOS’ POSTPONED LOS BAÑOS.855). who heads the reorganized Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) is the DILG officer-in-charge.” he said. Because she is young. Senior Superintendent Christopher E. ND. keeping an open mind while being watchful.” he said.M. who introduced himself as a “military agent.822). are all a braincild of the late Secretary. “The Judicial Branch of government has now the historic opportunity to restore our people’s confidence in the judicial system. Jaime Galvez Tan.828).” the source added.” he said. Yesterday. Inc.87. In a rebuttal. Supnad) President. (Ferdinand F. 9th place (4. Gov. DMM.” MBC added. which are given to deserving LGUs. the President has fulfilled his constitutional duty of appointing the Chief Justice. “It is vital that we stand side-byside with her. concretely bring real reforms to the judiciary especially those who have less in life.” Villanueva said.836). 2nd place (4.. and Raul Cruz. Cavite. Meantime. 2012 13 LGUs Adhere To Robredo’s Standard LINGAYEN. MD. Velez) thing for him and for the country. Anna Liza T. and Francis T. Tambungan cited the efforts of the team of Sr. and Ilocos Norte 10th place (4. and Bacoor. Hopes for a better judiciary under Sereno also run high in the Makati Business Club (MBC) as members looked forward to a rebuilding of the people’s trust in the institution through greater transparency and accountability in the courts. 3rd place (4. The 52-year-old justice will serve until 2030. 2nd place with an LPGMS ranking of 4.832). August 27. But if the President requests me to do something for him and for the country then I’d gladly help. She’s very efficient. The DILG’s Full Disclosure Policy under the LGPMS and Gawad Pamana ng Lahi and Seal of Good Housekeeping Awards.. a former party-list representative representing Citizens Battle’s Against Corruption (Cibac). “Honestly. social governance. but if the President personally asks him “to do someSupreme Court towards genuine reforms. NUPL Secretary General Edre U.” Abaya said. to inject dynamism and vision. ELECTS ITS NEW LEADERS DAGUPAN CITY.” he said. the mayor called for a collective effort to extend assistance to those badly hit by recent flooding.” she said. Feria inside a club here shortly after midnight on Saturday. Feria.952. and environmental governance. In a matter of two conciliation conferences held at the DOLE Zambales office in less than a week. (Franco G. Erwin Torres. Albay.Luzon News LUZON NEWSBITS P. she has all the time and all opportunity to put in the needed reforms in the judiciary. for ensuring security in leisure spots and helping boost local tourism. Samson.45-caliber gun in public. including the LGPMS. Iba. MD. In Cavite. “At this point. here.” could not show documents that he is licensed to carry a . Such consideration was made after LP members thumbed down Lacson’s possible appointment as Interior and Local Government secretary. adding that any other questions about the leader of the judiciary can now be addressed to the SC spokesperson. Laguna — The upcoming “Banamos Festival” has been postponed by the local government due to the recent floods that affected hundreds of families. Col. also supported Aquino’s choice of Sereno. Governor Wilhelmino M. and Ilocos Norte were lauded by the DILG for being consistent top performers since the LPGMS was instituted by Robredo in 2009. They are La Union. De Lima. adding that Roxas’ supposed endorsement surprised him. Commanding Officer of the Army’s 24th Infantry Battalion (IB). Earlier. Governor Jonvic Remulla and other officials thanked Robredo for recognizing Cavite and its leaders’ efforts in providing the best public service with the DILG awards conferred on the province. Amado T. “The long period will give her the opportunity to put reforms in place — to start. Rallying leaders of government and various sectors. Meantime. Supnad) post left behind by the late Secretary Robredo. was terminated by the company for no apparent reason in May 2012. and the municipalities of Carmona. DOLE said Benito Bautista. Mountain Province 6th place (4. House Majority L eader and Mandaluyong City Rep. Navarro who has developed a rapid management of diseases known as “cellular and biochemical medicine” patterned after Dr. Zambales — Peace officers patrolling this city’s night entertainment centers were lauded yesterday by their chief. a retired Philippine Navy officer who graduated from the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Ben Evardone said he expects Sereno “to infuse new ideas and fresh start for the SC. the responding party immediately moved for the settlement of Bautista’s claims and was paid P119.9). “There are only 20 (rebels) left running the mountains between Zambales and Tarlac provinces. “She’s brilliant.C. treasurer. I’m looking forward to private life since I’m terming out. Among these provincial governments. Rosario Acosta. Pangasinan/ TRECE MARTIRES CITY. succeeded Dr. Manuel Kiok and Victor Chua.88). leading practitioner of cellular medicine in the country. Robredo. Sy-Alvarado cited Bulacan’s reputation of being one of the DILG’s top performers as the vehicle for a cooperative effort to protect the environment and make livelihood an activity that ensures sustainability for the surroundings. an interpreter at the Degao Mineral Resources.” he said. Eastern Samar Rep. Cavite. Fe Jocelyn Merced. Else. These five pieces of vintage heavy artillery were used during the Spanish colonization of the Philippines. House leaders threw their support behind Sereno as the country’s 24th Chief Justice with Speaker Feliciano “Sonny” Belmonte Jr. speaking to reporters after the departure honors for the late Secretary Jesse Robredo in the Palace. Lazaro and Freddie C. Sy-Alvarado of Bulacan also underscored the need for good governance and applied it as one of the answers to better environmental management as called for by the times in the midst of the harsh effects of climate change.” said Valte. Navarro. PRO. it would be an unspeakable tragedy of its own. (Mar T.. Neptali “Boyet” Gonzales II appealed to various camps to “respect” the decision of the President because it is a “part of his constitutional mandate to ensure that needed reforms will be carried in the Judiciary. It will be recalled that seven of the 10 Top Performing Provinces for 2011 are in Luzon. Sereno may serve as a puppet of the administration. Jose Bernardo. Castro) VINTAGE CANNONS — These antique cannons displayed on Baluarte Wildlife Park ground in Vigan City. Lazaro) Mar Has. Tambungan. she has 18 years in the Court. when she reaches the mandatory retirement age of 70. he prefers to have a private life. to continue those reforms. Still. Pangasinan — Dr. MD. Sereno became the country’s first lady Chief Justice following her appointment by the President.08. Robin B. Pangasinan 4th place (4.” said Lt. but if they (leaders) allow the unabated quarrying and mining. The LP wants to have to a strong grip on the local government units (LGUs) in preparation for the 2013 and 2016 elections. She protested that she was singled out in the unfair selection process but eventually respected the decision of the council. “There have been no talks on the LP side. management and development tool that enables local governments determine their state of development using four aspects of governance and development indicators: Administrative governance. said there must be partnership and cooperation between the two institutions to strengthen the justice system in the country. invest and raise a family ” and thanked Robredo for the inspiration he left to Pangasinenses “to achieve a clearer and cleaner perspective of genuine public service based on integrity and transparency.89. militants raised the concern that as an appointee of Aquino to the SC.” he added. Michael G.. they are the leaders of nothing but environment destroyers. Bulacan 8th place (4. Bulacan — Seven provincial governments in Luzon have vowed to continue what is now a “new tradition of politics” – that of good governance as advocated by the late Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jessie M. De Lima was excluded in the JBC list of nominees for Chief Justice due to pending disbarment cases against her. ND. Fernandez said. Wakefield) PEACE OFFICERS OLONGAPO CITY. vice president. economic governance. This principle has also been espoused by Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) Chief Rustico “Teddy” De Belen who said over the weekend: “If all of the elected leaders a re pr o t e ct ing re lig io u sly t he environment. “Did he? I haven’t heard from him. 1 as the best place to live. MD. Mabuting sundalo po ako (I’m a good soldier). The National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) was more conservative in its expectations of Sereno but hoped for her to have a vision for the SC and work to regain the people’s trust and confidence in the courts. which is being conferred to LGUs that advances the tenets of good governance based on certain criteria. La Union/ MALOLOS CITY.” Olalia said.” she said. The LGPMS is a self-assessment. Jaime Galvez-Tan who now sits as member of PCAM’s Board of Directors. Espino said Pangasinan will continuously strive for excellence to attain its mission to be “No. and the fair and equal application of the law. Ilocos Sur capture the attention of a local tourist. promising respect of their rights and privileges under the government. a mining company operating in Lipay Dingin. the MBC hailed the selection of Sereno: “We believe that the President has chosen a morally upright person with impeccable integrity.” LGPMS “topnotchers” do not only earn the distinction of being among the best performing LGUs but they will also have a greater chance to be nominated to the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi. they are the good leaders that are really sacrificing the livelihood of the people. but an insider with a reputation of competence and independence and she will prove to be an effective leader of the Judiciary. La Union. Lacson’s term as senator ends in June 2013. Olalia said their group shall temper down their expectations and let her decisions and actions speak for themselves. Bataan — The commander of this army camp aired yesterday an appeal to socalled “friends” who have raised arms to further their political views to return to the fold of the law. Luci. board of trustees. I won’t ask for anything from the President and neither will I expect anything. (Liezle Basa Iñigo) By LIEZLE BASA IÑIGO and ANTHONY GIRON Monday. Abaya said that after his congressional stint.” he will accept.. (Cont'd from page 1) RESOLVED BALANGA CITY. Albay 7th place (4. (With reports from Charissa M.A. (Mar T. said the LP has not discussed anything related to Robredo’s replacement. under a DILG-administered Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) which ranks local government units (LGUs) from 1 as the lowest to 5 as the highest level of performance. De Lima likewise hailed Sereno as an “excellent choice” as the country’s new Chief Justice. Inspector Gerald Fernandez who apprehended and disarmed 27-year-old Ryan R. 5th place with a LPGMS ranking of 4. which was earlier denied by Roxas. Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel Villanueva. Zambales.00 both in development planning and human resource management assessment by the DILG. and competence essential for the highest magistrate of the land. (With reports from Freddie G. Others elected were Jaime Dy-Liatco.” “She maybe a new face.” Pangasinan had perfect scores of 5. Eleandro Jesus Madrona agreed that Sereno should be given a chance to overhaul the entire judiciary.87). Bataan — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) successfully resolved a labor issue between an interpreter and a mining firm under the government’s Single Entry Approach (SENA) Program of conciliation. Reached for comment. Elizabeth Micaller. “We hope she will have the vision and use her unique position and chance to move the people to seek succor from a Court that should be fair and just and that will put a powerful and mighty in place. Rizal ninth (4. Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. the source said. “We also hope that she (Sereno) drives the long-delayed and necessary reforms towards uncrowding our congested dockets.

Barangay Subangdaku in this city. Valladolid. which is an Italian word meaning “my life. Enterprise Asia. (PNA) — The Department of Energy (DoE)has signed a memorandum of agreement with 12 more government agencies in the Visayas as part of its Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP). DOT 7 To Market Iloilo. Hamtic. August 27. The AEF2012 is Asia’s largest gathering of around 500 top entrepreneurs and industry movers.F.” stands for Mitigate and Assess Risk from Volcanic Impact on Terrain and human Activities (MIAVITA). MANDAUE CITY. Moreover. better understanding vulnerable elements at risks and assessment of various remote sensing technologies for information transfer. Cebu may apply for the loan until September 17. Said areas were placed under a state of calamity following heavy rains and flash floods effected by tyhoons “Gener. cost effective monitoring. Visayas State University and West Visayas State University. and promotes high prices. . 2012 VISAYAS NEWSBITS TREE PLANTING SAN JOSE.14 Visayas News Monday. Iloilo -Singapore and vice versa flights beginning November 8 and 9 respectively. create a synergistic business environment and take sustainable actions to propel Asian businesses to greater heights. Cebu Technological University. The construction of the University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMC) is expected to commence this year as the Department of Health (DoH) has already approved its Permit to Construct (PTC). in Marabut.5 gigawatts in energy savings. Iloilo (PIA) — Government workers from three Western Visayas towns affected by stormy weather in recent weeks can avail of a Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) emergency loan. “Your endorsement for this event would definitely be an assurance of support and encouragement for Asian businesses to go global. He said he is aware that he might be facing a scion of the Codillas. Kanlaon Volcano that separates the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental held an accomplishment assembly for the MIAVITA project at the Business Inn Hotel recently.246 tons of CO2. as well as specialized and sub-specialized forms of treatment. Capiz State University. dissemination of results and users’ training. public lighting retrofit including streetlights. The anti-graft court earlier issued three hold departure orders against Garcia and seven others charged with graft and technical malversation last month. PEEP also targets to lower power demand in the country by influencing the utilization behavior of consumers both in the public and private sectors. Some 3. other areas include Merapi in Indonesia. Visayas Gov’t Agencies Sign MOA On ADB-Supported Project CEBU CITY. Bohol’s raffia carries the "Rapya" brand. Cayubit) A BASKET OF NUTRITIOUS GOODS ON HIS HEAD – A vendor goes around the city on foot while balancing a basket of bitter gourd which he sells to locals. DOE. that is. Western Visayas In Asian Cities ILOILO CITY. chairman of the International Advisory Panel. 20912. Tacloban City Government. Garcia. Ayson said. surgical procedure and intensive care. Gomez said he already has a line-up of councilors who will be running with him in said polls. With the help of local communities and experts from Phivolcs. this province will soon have a new tertiary hospital with the University of Cebu constructing its own Medical Center. Some 600 fruit and timber tree seedlings were planted in a 1. or ampalaya. Antique. the DoE is targetting to include 100 more government buildings in the Visayas and Mindanao for additional energy savings of 6 GWh corresponding to R60 million worth of savings and reducing annual emission of 3. Iloilo — International flights at the new Iloilo Airport has to be sustained once these are launched this November. risk mapping.” GSIS President and General Manager Robert G. “Government workers residing or working in Culasi." Department of Energy Undersecretary Loreta G.000 square meter property and will be the first Level 4 Hospital in Mandaue City. Through PEEP DOE hopes to . Antique. is a good natural way to lower one’s blood sugar levels.6million budget.5hectare planting site near the school. Antique (PIA) — Student organizations in Guintas National School. Silay City Government. project management. China.U. Banaybayan. Kanlaon for the Philippines. Gerundio of DA said to disseminate these thrusts and programs. Components of the government building retrofit include national residential lighting. Tan Sri Dr. including the 10. DOST-Bohol Director Marcial Tanggaan said with DOST's technical assistance for country branding of raffia and focusing on its packaging. With such category. Involved in the retrofitting are Aklan State University. and recommendations for efficient telecommunications. Among other uses. Related to the agency’s retrofitting campaign covering 35 government buildings in Metro Manila. but there must be sustainability. During the assembly. D. said Phivolcs has only certain roles to play while the public has many roles “and what we need are open minds. CEBU — Organizers of the Asia Entrepreneurship Forum has invited Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia as one of the guests of honor in the forum that will be held next month in Macau. Municipality of Malay Aklan. invited Garcia as one of the panelists in the ministerial dialogue on Investment Climate Update and Regional Trade Integra- tion in Asia. “This will be a very significant event in Iloilo. EMERGENCY LOAN ILOILO CITY. while addressing environmental concerns. still has to ask for a permit to travel abroad from the Sandiganbayan so she could attend a business forum in China next month. a Media Interaction and Presentation of DA’s Programs and Services will be conducted August 30-31at the Jasmin Beach Resort.22 million in monetary savings and 120 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. ”Electricity is a commodity and its price is subject to availability of supply and consumer demand. Samar. Negros Occidental.” “Ferdie” and the southwest monsoon in the past three weeks. Tanggaan says givingraffia its right packaging and branding is appropriate for a product close to Boholanos’ hearts. “It shouldn’t be just one-way promotion. who is a native of Iloilo. communication strategies for crisis management. a neat packaging of sepia and shades of brown showcasing the excellence. Among the areas that need to be strengthened are marketing existing and potential tourist destinations.” said Ayson. Eastern Visayas State University. reduce exposure and reduce vulnerability. The Sandiganbayan’s second division issued the orders barring Garcia and the other accused from leaving the country without clearance from the court. hands. fragility curves and ecological vulnerability assessment. this world-class product could be Bohol's pride in the international market. a Level 4 General Hospital to be located at the North Reclamation Area (NRA). For mer Malaysian Minister of Human Resources. Cebu — With an initial investment of R2 billion. however. As part of the energy efficiency advocacy. knowledge database and web-GIS design. Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr. BOHOL’S ‘RAPYA’ CORTES. DA Regional Director Antonio G. the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and implemented by the DoE. artificially lifts demand. UCMC will be a teaching and training hospital providing clinical care and management on prevalent diseases in the locality. Lawa-an. MIAVITA was able to come up with a handbook for volcanic risk management. aimed at the recovery of mercury from used fluorescent lamps to upgrade and correct the lighting level.” read the official invitation. MIAVITA. FORUM TACLOBAN CITY. traffic lights. Vergara said.” The project included eight work packages . the retrofitting of government buildings is in accordance with DoE’s energy security objective which is the uninterrupted availability of electricity at a lesser cost. Leyte (PIA) – The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit 8 (DA-RFU 8) through its Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (RAFID) is presenting and discussing DA’s new thrusts and programs for better understanding by their farmer-clientele and the public in general. investment promotions and networking with organizations of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). and solar-powered light emitting diodes (LEDs) in off-grid areas.000-plus merchant marine students who will need medical accreditation and attention for foreign ship deployment. users’ needs and volcanic threat management up to validation. We should always be mindful that energy wastage reduces total available energy supply. UCMC will span across an 8. Mount Cameroon in Africa and Fogo in Cape Verde as part of the MIAVITA project worldwide which aims to develop and implement integrated tools and costeffective methodologies to mitigate risks from active volcanoes. The DOE also plans to carry out energy efficiency testing and lamp waste management. and Talisay City. Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital.000 GSIS members in said towns are expected to avail of the loan program for which the GSIS has set aside a R54. formulate a policy brief for the European Commission regarding hazard and risk mapping as well as many advances in scientific knowledge like improved methods for volcanic monitoring. Its objective is to identify opportunities to shape the region’s entrepreneurship agenda in the coming years.A. Leyte Normal University. bitter gourd.” said Philippine Consul General to Hong Kong Noel Servigon as Cebu Pacific Air is ready to launch its Iloilo-Hong Kong. Leyte) Lucy Gomez recently confirmed his plans to run for Ormoc City mayor in the 2013 midterm elections. develop web GIS prototype. The Asia Entrepreneurship Forum (AEF2012) is conceived from the growing need for Asian businesses to connect. Today. The retrofitting is expected to save about 222 megawatts (MW) of power "and this could be translated to around R2. (Cheryl Baldicantos) Cebu Governor Invited To Take Part In Asia Entrepreneurship Forum By MARS W. Bohol (PIA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has classified Bohol’s hand woven raffia as 'world-class' but marketing experts account its dismal market to poor packaging. willing hearts. Hamtic has set aside five hectares as tree planting site under the Tree Park project and has already planted on over four hectares.” emphasized Servigon. (Fourth District. Cebu City Government. Antique joined the nationwide movement for tree planting under the National Greening Program. aims to retrofit existing lighting systems of government agencies with energyefficient alternatives to save on electricity expenditures and to reduce the country’s carbon emissions. New Cebu Tertiary Hospital Set By PHOEBE JEN INDINO Negros Barangays Bare MIAVITA Accomplishments NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (PIA6) — Four Negros island barangays forming part of the hazard prone communities around the Mt. Davao Oriental. Expected savings for the 135 government agencies successfully under the government building retrofit PEEP is 7. Servigon made suggestions on how to attract people from Hong Kong to visit Iloilo or Wester n Visayas and not just Ilonggos flying to Hong Kong as tourists. Leyte — Movie actor Richard Gomez. husband of Rep. feet to do all the work to reduce risk. Over 200 student-members of the said school’s Student Supreme Council and the Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) joined the tree planting activity last Wednesday. CANDIDACY CONFIRMED PALO. The PEEP which is supported by . MOSQUEDA JR. Vergara said. the hospital is expected to link all the UC schools and campuses. who are among the big names in local politics here. Fong Chan Onn. reduce annual energy and fuel consumption to 10 percent.-R. Barangay Yubo in La Carlota City and Barangay Biak-na-Bato of Negros Occidental and barangays Masulog and Pula of Canlaon City from Negros Oriental are pilot areas of the project. (Restituto A. P74 million monetary savings and 4000 tons less of CO2 annual emissions. socio-economic vulnerability and resilience. it should be two-way. reduce hazard. It is a project of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in collaboration with the European Union(EU)scientific and disaster management organizations The EU-0funded project which started in 2009 focuses on Mt. hardwork and world-class craftsmanship of Boholanos.

civic groups and organizations. ComVal has been for years a recipient of its projects such as farm-to-market roads. all in the province of Zamboanga del Sur. except in 2009 when it dived by almost half. (Tony Pe. DURIAN OLYMPICS TAGUM CITY (PIA) – Mindanao’s biggest culinary Olympics. International Pharma. martial arts. Malangas. Dumalinao. Aside from promoting tourism. NABUNTURAN. mambo. DSWD-9 Director Teodulo Romo earlier described the Kalahi-CIDSS as a national government revolutionary community-driven development project that puts decision-making with regards to enforcement of priority poverty alleviation activities that would help ease the economic problems of concerned local benefi- ciaries. spelunking. Tigbao. The Philippine National Police. 11 public schools and 14 private schools. Malangas. namely. Camaman-an National High School. . Romo thanked several LGU officials who have pledged to provide financial counterparts in the execution of Kalahi-CIDSS projects in their respective areas. Through its Payapa at Masaga na ng Pa m a ya na n ( Pa m a na ) Program. while a company reportedly stopped operations due to change of management. husk. including visitors.000 participants will be participating. Rimando) PAGADIAN CITY – The Region-9 office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-9) has selected 12 municipalities. The whole city officialdom here headed by Mayor Vicente Y. Acenas. High School. after a night of fishing in Davao Gulf. The festival is a month-long celebration that started last August 17. It was held at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex. durian.000 workers and hundreds more in the informal sector. the City Legislative Body led by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. will celebrate the king of Philippine fruits – durian. where more than 10. 2012 15 Region-10 Exports SAFE JOURNEY – These fishermen carefully maneuver their boat to a safe arrival in Aplaya. He identified one of them as Zamboanga del Norte Governor Rolando Yebes who earmarked P5 million as provincial counterpart for the enforcement of DSWD projects initially in Manuel Roxas town. and private companies. The initial temporary closure of the wood firms resulted to the displacement of more than 3. Overall. According to Cerilles. Romo said. and Ipil in ZamboangaSibugay. samba. and Digos bibingka makers. making it one of the few exporting regions in the country. other infrastructure and agriculture subprojects in addressing economic development and access to productive resources. CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Thousands of people from all walks of life. Along the city streets. Sirawai. sintered ore. and few bollywood and belly dance moves. Kauswagan Central School. Davao City. The 12 LGUs were earlier chosen by DSWD monitoring teams based on appropriate agency guidelines. oleo chemicals. DOST-9 Regional Director Brenda Nazareth said the agency had earlier assisted over 80 establishments in Western Mindanao. (Tony Pe.000 farmers will be paid the amount of P2. Organizers of this year’s event will showcase one of the longest parades ever made with at least 110 contingents representing various national government offices. Pedro “Oloy” Roa Sr. one of the province’s partners in community building for peace and development. and Aurora. which will feature events and competitions. Blessed Mother College. Maritime Police.” Tan said during the launching last August 18. These feats were pulled off despite a long list of obstacles that the region’s exporters presented to the regional development council in the recent meeting. Local officials said spectators will have the opportunity to see colorful floats from the various companies and non-government organizations participating in the parade. and Baliguianin in the province of Zamboanga del Norte that was earlier recorded by the National Statistical Coordinating Board (NSCB) as one of the country’s poorest provinces. Zumba na Zambo is a physical fitness program that involves dance and aero-basics elements. chef’s relay. OPAPP has been helping to provide key policy directions related to strengthening capacities of communities and promoting good governance. Camp Evangelista Elementary School. “The fact that we have a partnership means that our taxis are up to standards. and a contingent from the various munici- palities of Misamis Oriental are also expected to join today’s activity along the streets of this city. the export industry in Northern Mindanao expanded by 56 percent in the 10-year period. durian celebration cake. and coir. and Naga. durian dessert buffer. some 60. (Alexander D. TRADE SUPPORT ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Region-9 office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-9) has started to accept proposals from proprietors of micro. However. and to heighten awareness on tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control. agro -forestry. Concentrix Corporation. and coconut fiber. among many other regional tourism spots and icons.000 monthly for the planting and growing of cassava root crops initially in five pilot towns. Agusan National High School. and Tabina in Zamboanga del Sur. From August 17 to September 17. Lapasan National High School. Emano. Kadayawan Festival. Mount Apo.. and Misamis Oriental Congressional District 1 and District 2 offices. raw sugar. Matina. and the best durian fruit competition. manager of the Black Taxi fleet. and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for technical and fund assistance under its Small and Medium Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP). cocktail flairtending. Davao Tourism DAVAO CITY (PIA) – This city’s unique Black Taxi fleet have began sporting tourism pictures showing the various attractions of Region-11. known for their high poverty incidence. Romo identified the 12 recipient local government units (LGUs) in Western Mindanao as Salug. Inc. are spearheading the contingent of the local government in this big event. Among the photos include the Philippine Eagle. There has been a close monitoring of implemented projects with civil society organizations and nongovernment organizations (NGO) being tapped as third party monitor. various line agencies of the government spearheaded by the city government here moved to extend assistance to workers affected by the relentless campaign on environment preservation and forest protection. soca. peat. Yebes later released the amount after signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Roxas Municipal Mayor Florencio Eguia in appropriate rites attended by town and village officials who also committed to provide labor and in-kind counterparts to hasten the completion of DSWD projects in their locality. It started from a base of $300 million in 2002. and other yields from this city during the Durian Festival. It also includes some hip hop steps. namely MLhuillier Philippines. Bayabas Elementary School. Sibuco. and will run until September 17. and the city government’s department heads. Kuyanap-DBC. and tourists – both foreign and local – will troop the main thoroughfares in this city to witness the various shows and activities of the much awaited 2012 “Kagay-an” Festival Parade today. which formally opened last August 17. hanging footbridge. which inched up yearly at a rate of 1. Considered a priority area of the Pamana. CRISMUNDO HEALTH CAMPAIGN ZAMBOANGA CITY (PIA) – The local government and private entities here partnered for the “Zumba na Zambo” to drumbeat the promotion of healthy lifestyle. to implement the agency’s 2012 Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) in Western Mindanao. The city government is eyeing to land a record at the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest parade. the photos also puts an assurance to passengers with its government partnership. Aliwagwag Falls. Rimando) Monday. meringue. Pitogo. Cagayan de Oro National High School. canned pineapple. abaca pulp and fiber. guests. Peace Program REFRESHING DRINK – A Philippine long-tailed Macaque drinks water from a pond inside their pen at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City. Meanwhile. and 17 large exporters. durian kakanin. (Ruby Thursday More) 2012 ‘Kagay-an’ Festival Starts Today By MIKE U. adding that the concerned municipalities will be allocated with necessary financial assistance worth millions of pesos to enable them to undertake local projects designed to help uplift their socio-economic growth and development. Jatico Adventure Park. Monfort cave bats. Boy Scouts of the Philippines. The region’s 10 top export goods included coconut oil. the towns of Tukuran. This was reported by PhilExport Cagayan de Oro during a meeting of the region’s development council. The allout campaign resulted to the temporary shutdown of five wood firms due to inadequate supply of raw materials. physical fitness among the residents of this city. Macabalan National High School. and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the latter’s Cash-forWork program. Gusa Regional Science High School. copra solvent and expeller cake. sawn lumber. Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School. (Mike Crismundo) Projects To Benefit R-9 Municipalities By TONY PE. said they have taken a step further by adding pictures instead of just logos. Philippine Army. Tan said the photos posted were in partnership with the Region-11 office of the Department of Tourism (DOT11) under Director Art Boncato. San Miguel. the highly anticipated Durian Trade Fair will also treat residents here and local tourists with wide varieties of durian on sale that ranges from P40 to P60 a kilo. The picture stickers posted in the front doors of the taxi sedans is patterned after London Black Taxis. Coast Guard. six contingents are competing in this year’s Golden Float Parade.Mindanao News MINDANAO NEWSBITS CASSAVA VENTURE PAGADIAN CITY – A joint cassava production project worth over P3 million has been agreed for implementation by the Zamboanga del Sur provincial government headed by Governor Antonio Cerilles. particularly in this city. Kumalarang. desiccated coconut. Mindanao Shriners. Drum and Bugle Corps from the Liceo de Cagayan University. Compostela Valley (PIA) – The Department of National Defense (DND) through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP). like the “Food Basket” in the 23 villages of the city. small. Manuel Roxas. salsa. RIMANDO CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA) – With the international ports here as jumping boards. which sported “It’s More Fun in The Philippines” logos. Lopez) WORKERS’ AID BUTUAN CITY – Concerned over the fate of displaced workers in Northeastern Mindanao. is continuing to implement several peace-related projects in Compostela Valley (ComVal) province. according to Pierre Ryan Tan. which translated to improved productivity and product quality of business ventures. and Bayanga National High School will be adding a festive mood to the expected longest parade. August 27. Oro Builders Eagle’s Club. durian petit four. exporters in Northern Mindanao or Region-10 finally hit the $1 billion mark in exports last year. City Central School. coffee blending.3 percent. Pilgrim Christian College. Behind the performance were 190 micro to medium enterprises.

while Euro-Med Laboratories. With a 137 total. who made five putts over 15 feet. But we stayed focused this time. A Philippine loss to the US would create no less than a three-way tie. Garcia fell out of the lead with a three-putt bogey on the third hole. and we have to make it a great tournament tomorrow (Sunday). who is the chief supporter of the Gilas team. 16-10. it exposed them in playing in a tough tournament like this.” said Reyes whose only defeat was inflicted by Lebanon. Johnny Abarrientos. whose team dropped heartbreakers to Army and SandugoSSC last week. Alta Vista partners Dennis Canoy and Masahisa Kawakami fired an eight-under-par 64 in the final round to crown themselves the overall champions in the international leg of the Sta. who planed in to join festivities for the unique series that assembles members of Sta. three-putted for bogey three times on the front nine alone. Sergio Leads By 2 Strokes Kunbang Pornpimol. outhitting the Lady Eagles and sustaining their form to complete the straight-set victory in 1 hour. Caliraya Springs. while the Heritage Hotel took care of the accommodation of the foreign entries. Rodolfo Alejandro topscored for the Philippines with 22 points even as Jerie Pingoy and Mario Bonleon had 15 markers apiece. beating Iran. Ateneo. They reached the set point first at 24-23 but the Rising Suns took four of the last five points to snatch the win before dominating the Eagles in the third. I’m happy with their performance. (The game is being played at presstime. “If we win the championship by beating the Americans then that’s a bonus for us. Beverly Place. Lucia Golf Tour here on Saturday. which also drew 11 points from top hitter Alyssa Valdez but the rest struggled in the face of Cagayan’s tough defense and solid court coverage with Gretchen Ho finishing with eight points and Dzi Gervacio adding just six markers.” But he promised to leave everything on the court since the opportunity to win the title has presented itself. actually produced 27 digs and 20 excellent sets as against Cagayan’s 26 and 18. ``Hopefully. Winners received their trophies and prizes from Exequiel Robles. Canoy and Kawakami.ph Gilas II Has Overachieved – Chot TAIPEI — No matter what happens to their match with the United States Sunday. — Cagayan vs Navy 4 p. Fille Cainglet came away with 12 hits for Ateneo.m. FARMINGDALE. Close wins over South Korea (8279) and Japan (88-84) gave Gilas the experience it will most likely need when the team’s campaign shifts to the FIBA-Asia Cup in Japan on Sept. Besides coaching her team. 14-9. who started the third round three shots out of the lead. . 27-25. Gilas put itself in a position of ending 13 years of futility. Shinnecock Hills came up more than once.Editor: DING T. Joy Cases and Thai Sutadta Chuewulim combined for 18 points for the Suns. The event was backed up by Pearl Bowlers Association of Paranaque.” said Reyes. Saturday. Vergel Meneses and Kenneth Duremdes. Lee Tong-hwa and Lee Chung-hyo of Eagle Ride held off their rivals to top Group 2. 2012 sports@mb. The Smart Gilas II members will be going home today with a big smile on their faces – with or without the Jones Cup trophy – but lugging the trophy home is much better. coming up with three blocks as Cagayan made a total of nine against Ateneo’s five. Aug. respectively. — Ateneo vs Army Cagayan Valley snapped a twogame skid with a 25-19. president and CEO of Sta. putting them back in the mix after two nearmisses against two of the fancied teams in the league sponsored by Shakey’s Pizza. The Mendozas narrowly missed forging a tie when they scored a 66 for a 146 total. Rancho Palos Verdes. The Taiwanese were bronze medallists in the 2010 edition. Sergio Garcia of Spain watches his tee shot on the eighth hole of the third round of The Barclays golf tournament at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale. South Korea and Japan. Alvin Patrimonio. The Filipinos fought back in the twilight zone when they managed to trim the deficit to just two markers at 87-85 after trailing at 80-71 in the final minute. Alta Vista. Lara Posadas (PBAP-Bowlmart-Roto Grip) and Andrew Lee (Singapore). Iran and the US. Pangilinan.m. tamed the flat The Vintage Golf Club course in Central Bangkok with eight birdies. and Premiere Insurance and Surety Corporation also provided support. ``So that was a bit of a shocker. but he didn't have another one the rest of the round on a Bethpage Black course that lived up to is tough reputation with greens that reminded players of another course on Long Island. Rashleigh Rivero hauled 10 rebounds. Lucia Realty.y. Tubino also topscored for Cagayan with 15 hits.) If Gilas beats the US. MARCELO 16 Sports News By rey C. the scoring leader after three games. three-putted the final hole when his putt went racing 10 feet by the cup. Bethpage wasn't that bad. if Taiwan A beats South Korea. Watney. “We came here for two reasons. 14 to 22. 25-16 victory over Ateneo yesterday as it wheeled back into contention in the elimination round of the Shakey’s V-League Open at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. (Bob Dungo Jr. Canoy and Kawakami outduelled first round leaders Jufil Sato and Norberto Badenas of Royale Tagaytay in their battle for the top plum. won six and lost just one. which beat UST in a thriller of a finale to clinch the first conference crown last July. the year the Filipino wound up fifth. 2012. The newcomers thus tied the first conference champions at 2-2. lAChiCA Monday. There will be no playoffs and the deadlock will be broken by the quotient system which is too complicated to compute at this point.m. AZO. called to congratulate the players and the coaching staff and has urged them to play their best to win the title. joining the Philippines. especially in the see-sawing second set duel. and obviously we achieved our goals. That included 12 of the Rising Suns’ 43 kills. Sato and Badenas finished with a 139 total beating the Summit Point tandem of Raul Montealto -Alan Alegre who matched the 64 of the eventual overall winners and came all the way from near bottom to secure runner-up honors in the tournament organized by real estate giant Sta. “We have had a good tournament so far. slippery greens of Bethpage Black for a 2-under 69 and a two-shot lead over Nick Watney going into the final round of The Barclays on Saturday. who also swept the Far Eastern U Lady Tams in the opener of the league’s midseason conference last week. ASI. Twenty-four players took part in the event but only the top six after the elimination round made it to the finals. Secondly. surging ahead with a 70 on Thursday. In beating the Taiwanese last Saturday. scores against Ateneo’s Mae Tajuma and Fille Cainglet in yesterday’s action in the V-league at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. and had a 72 that put him six shots behind. the team was on a roll. the Filipinos produced its best game the next day. combined for a respectable 69 but it was not enough to give them the overall crown. Hong Captures Bevida Bowl Crown Benjamin Hong of Singapore ran away with the top prize of P150. to rule Division 4. Yap Kok Wee of Bowlmart Training Institute took charge of the lane maintenance during the tournament. settling for the Division 1 trophy. They have played seven games in eight days. Helmi Chew (Singapore). 20-16. that made them the favorite to win the title and also the toast of the Jones Cup. and now the team is on the threshold of beating the odds as it battles the unpredictable US team in the final game of the series. But rather than being demoralized for playing its worst game of the series. He had to settle for a 71. —Kristel Satumbaga Alta Vista Tandem Rules Golfest BANGKOK — Proving their worth as the team with the lowest handicap in the field. 25. August 27. or four. 91-72. The friendly character of the course allowed for a very interesting final day as two other teams followed Canoy and Kawakami in coming from behind to emerge as group winners. The last time a Philippine team won here was in 1998. Apple Posadas (PBAP-Bowlmart-Brunswick). New York (AP) — Sergio Garcia survived the fast.'' Watney said. Smart Gilas II coach Chot Reyes believes the team has overachieved in the William Jones Cup. Right now.” added Reyes. taking a one-shot win over Marvin and Nestor Mendoza with a closing 70 for 145. Lucia Realty for members of clubs operating under its banner. while Apple Posadas had an 1802 and Castro with a 1791. “In this tournament. but the Lady Eagles just couldn’t keep their momentum.) Cagayan Tossers Rout Lady Eagles Games Tomorrow 2 p. Summit Point and Royale Tagaytay. EGI. The Rising Suns had lost two fiveset matches in their last outings but there was no drama as they whipped the defending champion Lady Eagles in 75 minutes of a straight-set victory. ``I don't remember blowing putts by 8 to 10 feet. That's when the USGA lost control of the greens in the final round of the US Open. Sato and Badenas. giving him another round in the final group with Garcia.com.” Reyes said. They finally showed the great potential they are capable of who came out of two five-set losses to joint leaders Sandugo-San Sebastian and Army last week. “considering our limited time to practice together and also the fact that other teams like Jordan and Iran played in some tournaments before coming here. Jordan.. The original Gilas squad mentored by Rajko Toroman finished third last year after being beaten by Iran in the semis. and even had to water one green in the middle of the round. Reyes said winning the championship was farthest from his mind. Lucia-operated clubs Eagle Ridge. Roto Grip. this one from 15 feet. finally got their game going. and only four players were within four shots of the lead. It was a starstudded team bannered by Allan Caidic. a 71 at Vintage from an 85 at Lam Luk Ka. He was at 10-under 203. N. Orchard.000 and championship trophy after ruling the classified division of the 15th PBAP Bevida-Storm International Classic over the weekend at the HP Pearl Sports Center inside Harrison Plaza in Manila. Hong topped the eliminations by rolling an 1837 series. 77-75. carrying an average handicap of 6. (AP) Energen-PH Settles For Sixth Spot Taiwan prevented the Philippines from duplicating its feat two years ago yesterday with an 89-85 victory in their battle for fifth place in the 22nd FIBA-Asia Under-18 tournament in Ulan Bator. it will be the culmination of a campaign that was not supposed to be this good.'' Garcia went four years without winning on the PGA Tour and now has a chance to make it two in a row. and Storm products.5 and two three shots back after the first round. Manila Prime Holdings.'' Woods said. But two free throws from KuanChun Lin in the last 12 seconds closed out scoring. Tubino also made a good account of herself in defense. PLDT and Smart chair Manny V. Ark International. I learned to know well about my players and that was my primary goal why we are playing here. The torrid winning pace ended against a rejuvenated Lebanon where the Gilas team suffered an embarrasing rout against a team which lost its first three games. Coca Cola products. Mongolia. Cagayan Valley’s Thai recruit. and Thai reinforcement Kunbang Pornpimol each had 11 points while Gena Andaya.” said player–coach Honey Rose Tubino. highlighted by a five-point splurge to wrap up the match. Wave products. 15 minutes. He had another three-putt on the 14th hole. the pins will be in spots where there's some grass on the greens and the ball will stop rolling. but it was close. — Sandugo-SSC vs FEU 6 p. Munding del Rosario and Marthy Fernando of Eagle Ridge improved their first round output of 81 by 13 strokes with their 68 ushering them to a four-stroke victory in Division 3 while Mayolito Pillerin and Fernando Ugdoracion delivered the first win for Rancho Palos Verdes this season with an even bigger turnaround. who wound up second overall. five of them in the back nine. “We just lost our concentration in our two losses. Sandra delos Santos. Bevida Distilled Drinking Water. Tiger Woods. Hong was joined in the step-ladder finals by Guam’s JD Castro. playing the scramble format that more than made up for their struggling start of 73 the previous day at the Lam Luk Ka Country Club course. Lakewood. After posting victories over two Taiwanese teams.

. San Juan) 2 p. Garcia 13. 7. ADAMSON 68 — Camson 24. Cruz 0.0 rebounds and 4.m. The Energy used that pick and selected Marcelo. but Bringas hit a layup off a midcourt pass by Romeo as the Tams led by four and never looked back.” said Perpetual coach Aric Del Rosario. 2012 17 FEU Rallies To Down Adamson Terrence Romeo had another good scoring run while Arvie Bringas made key baskets down the stretch as Far Eastern University rallied to defeat Adamson. Pogoy 13. 13 seconds later. 76-68. Celino Creuz. two teams coming off mixed fortunes last week. will help them with his rebounding ability. Pep Agosto from Bohol and Christopher Bureros from Cebu.m. Cabrera 2. “We’re running smoothly. the country’s top junior motocross rider. Abrigo 0. whose team beat Letran. is a dangerous opponent. battle separate opponents as they aim for a share of second place today in the 88th NCAA basketball tournament at The Arena in San Juan. successfully defended a title for the second time this season to go into the US Open starting Monday at Flushing Meadows on a roll.C. A predictable pass by the Falcons' Ryan Monteclaro on their own court led to a Bringas basket plus a foul to boot with 58. Barako Chemistry By WAylON GAlVez ChiNA TrAiNiNG Two young promising weightlifters discovered from Cebu and Bohol will join two-time Olympian Hidilyn Diaz for a two-month training stint in Guangxi.4 points per game and 3. but Baculi said they have just signed so far only their three second round picks.” Barako Bull actually had a first round pick in former Smart-Gilas Aldrech Ramos. 12 picks in the second round of the Draft.” said Del Rosario. Babad outlasted Justin Natividad of the Bulldogs. Quarters: 18-23. (Tony Pionilla) F. scored 13 points each with Pogoy adding nine rebounds. — Perpetual vs Letran (Srs) University of Perpetual Help and Jose Rizal University. Etrone 0. 0. in the deciding singles to clinch to tie for the Bulldogs in a rematch of last year’s finale. Bringas M. August 27. whose three tied the game at 65-all with over three minutes to spare after trailing 6558 two minutes earlier. yesterday in the 75th UAAP basketball tournament at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. The Altas take on the Letran Knights at 6 p. Vidal leads the squad in scoring at 16. Meanwhile. the 60s coasted to a breezy 79-49 win over the host squad for their fourth straight win. as well as point guard Eman Monfort. the 14-year-old Flores tested the racetrack the past few days after arriving in Bulgaria last Wednesday. Mick Pennisi. Julkipli 2. according to Philippine Sports Commission chairman Richie Garcia. Weightlifting is one of the selected sports of the PSC under its priority program. Petilos 0. With PBA great Lim Eng Beng. Bulgaria. Cruz 16. whose goal is to lead the team to the playoffs in the season-opening Philippine Cup that starts Sept. to retain its title in the 40-years-and-above division in the 21st ASEAN Veterans Basketball Tournament Saturday at the National Indoor Stadium in Brunei. Doug Kramer. aims to make heads turn when he competes Sunday (Monday in Manila) in the FIM World Junior Grand Prix in Sevlievo. Flores began riding at the tender age of five and is a certified product of the NAMSSA’s development training program.1 seconds left to give FEU a 70-65 advantage. then made two game-telling baskets that broke the hearts of Adamson anew. — Mapua vs JRU (Srs) 6 p. 40-40. Lahat kasi ng teams naghahabol para sa Final Four kaya importante ang bawat laro. JRU coach Vergel Meneses is still optimistic his stalwarts will regain their balance after losing to Arellano.” said Baculi of his three rookies. the Knights need some victories badly and eager to follow up its 72-60 triumph over Mapua last Thursday where center Raymond Almazan returned from a seven-game absence due to sickness and injury. Barako Bull coach Junel Baculi is confident that their latest acquisition of young players will be able to blend with his veterans in time for the 38th Season of the PBA that starts next month. Del Rosario is looking at Jet Vidal to help carry the day for them. Ronald Tubid. Trollano 9. in the first round last June 30. last season’s Most Improved Player. to secure a berth in the finals of the UAAP Season 75 men’s badminton tournament at the Rizal Badminton Hall.m.A. 21-12. Sunday Salvacion and incoming sophomore Reil Cervantes. for its part. scored all of his seven points in that juncture while adding seven boards in 27 minutes. 16-21. 7. is looking to avenge its 65-64 defeat to JRU on opening day. Bong dela Cruz. bankrolled by Welcoat House Paints’ Terry Que. Isner. By completing a seven-game sweep of the eliminations. “They’re doing fine. Mapua. The presence of Almazan. Danny Siegle.m. 30. Bringas A. but they traded the one-time Far Eastern University stalwart to B-Meg for Sean Anthony and the No. the country’s top bet for the gold alongside Diaz are going to be the recipients of valuable training. 100-73. 3-2. ChAMP Filipino-Chinese Veterans Basketball Association (FCVBA) outclassed Philippine Chinese Friendship Basketball League (PCFBL). having been the perennial winner in the juniors division the past few years. “Sean and Dave can really help us in that department. Ironcon Builders’ Jimmi Lim and Freego’s Edward Tio. 56-57. North Carolina (AFP) — John Isner won his second straight Winston-Salem ATP title Sunday. 6-4. also advanced to the finals of the 50years and 60-years divisions by crushing their respective rivals to firm up its bid for another grand sweep of the event. But with Romeo ice cold in the second half. Celedonio Trollano hit one foul shot and Roider Cabrera converted a putback after the former missed his second charity as Adamson pulled within 70-68. we had our first week of practice and we like the composition of the team now. fired 22 aces and also got a little bit of luck in the third-set decider. Mendoza 7. referring to Vidal.2 treys a game.” said Baculi. Lim and Que at the helm. who also retained his title at Newport this year. The towering American.1 assists. “Sinasabi ko naman sa kanya na ikaw ang beterano diyan kaya ikaw ang inaasahan. Benilde last week.Sports News SPOrTS NeWSBiTS FlOreS rACeS iN JUNiOr GP Mark Reggie (Moymoy) Flores. We know what kind of a player Sean is. First Game FeU 76 — Romeo 27. "Slow start kami ngayon pero buti na lang good finish kami. JRU Eye Semifinal Boost By KriSTel SATUMBAGA Games Today (The Arena. Monteclaro 5. however. five assists and two blocks. rr Garcia of Far eastern and roider Cabrera of Adamson battle for the loose ball during yesterday's action in the UAAP at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. 18. The brawny Bringas. Agustin 6. it was Bringas' turn to deliver as he shattered a 65-all tie by scoring a layup with exactly three minutes to go. has added depth for the Knights. 21-15. FEU improved to a 7-2 slate heading into Wednesday's key battle with defending champion Ateneo at the Mall of Asia Arena.3 points. The Energy tabbed six players during the PBA Rookie Draft last week. Romeo hit six threes for 22 points in the first half but it was Bringas who gave the Falcons the big blows late as the Tamaraws overcame a sevenpoint deficit in the final five minutes to secure their second straight win. Coming off a rousing 78-74 win over St. Sentcheu 0. surviving three match points en route to a 3-6. who had 21 points in their game against the Blazers. —Clyde Mariano iSNer WiNS WINSTON-SALEM. With a 5-5 mark. Former University of the East coach Lawrence Chongson fired 21 points to lead FCVBA’s two-game sweep of its division in the annual tournament. Baculi said that the Barako Bull holdovers from last season’s roster include former two-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) Willie Miller. we got them because we know they can help the team. — Mapua vs JRU (Jrs) 4 p. By JONAS TerrADO Games Wednesday (Mall of Asia Arena) 12 noon — UST vs La Salle 4 p. The addition of Anthony. Joined by his father-coach Rodrigo and NAMSSA head Macky Carapiet. BADMiNTON National University relied on Andrei Babad’s heroics to nip defending champion Ateneo in a dramatic finish. Flores earned the right to represent the Philippines after topping the Asian Junior 85cc class during the opening leg of the 2012 FIM Asia Supercross Championships held last April in Palawan." said coach Bert Flores.m. — FEU vs Ateneo Monday. Baculi said. while the Bombers face the Mapua Cardinals at 4 p. The Tams will seek for some payback against Ateneo after blowing a 12-point first half lead to suffer a 74-71 loss to the Eagles on Aug. Roger Pogoy and RR Garcia. Next to him is Earl Thompson who averages of 13. Zotico Tan. China as part of their preparation for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar. Inigo 0. the Tamaraws played onand-off despite Romeo's career-high 27 points and seven triples that fell three shy of the record 10 treys by University of the East's Allan Caidic in 1985 and National University's Jeff Napa in 2002. Perpetual. 7-6 (11/9) victory over second-seeded Tomas Berdych.V.B. 69-66. 76-68. “Huwag lang kaming magpapabaya at magre-relax kahit na lumamang kami nang malaki. Letran. NU advanced to the championship round and gained a tremendous ‘thrice-to-beat’ advantage against the survivor of the stepladder semifinals. FCVBA. Perpetual is hoping to repeat over Letran as the race for Final Four slots continued its torrid pace. The Bulldogs need to win twice in the Finals to bag their first-ever men’s badminton crown. Rios 4. whose team defeated Adamson for the fifth straight time dating back to last season.m. forwards Dave Marcelo and Lester Alvarez. Hargrove 9. Yesterday. respectively. without a doubt he’ll be an asset for us. seeded third. who played for La Salle in 2009 before transferring to FEU. Alvarez and Monfort were chosen 15th and 16th.

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E. an international consultant is being tapped by the Department of Energy (DoE) for its project on deployment of electric tricycles. RECOLETOS. This year.I.MANILA BULLETIN SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTS 112 Year s of Ser vice to the Nation ON INAUGURATIONS. SPi Global also made it in four sub-lists: 2012 GS100 Leading Mid-tier BPO Providers. say researchers.1 percent this year. It employs over 18. On Friday. Ayala Corp. Guinigundo said during the Asian Development Bank-BSP sponsored conference on the Philippine services sector held last Friday. the government’s sub(Cont’d on page B-7) TABLET MAKERS Apple. the government has programmed a R18. Vietnam and Australia. Such policies are worrying labor agencies in the deployment of skilled Filipino workers overseas who send back much needed remittances. Global Knowledge Process Leaders.” he elaborated.T.265 billion in the same period last year. Guinigundo explained. In the January to July period. BMSMED Director Rhodora M. SPi Global. INTRAMUROS. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Diwa C. however. “But buyers are looking at vendors with scale. These policies were borne out of the economic recession in the euro zone where unemployment rate is very high. “The wave of protectionism seems to be rising and that could translate into greater challenges for the services sector both here and abroad. and spread of global delivery capabilities. small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and generates 3. has been included again in the 2012 Global Services 100 list. SUPPORTS M. 308 524-7890 • 527-9791 fax 527-4331 • 527-3403 PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY QUOTATIONS http://www. The REER is the peso adjusted for inflation rate differentials with GUINIGUNDO (Cont’d on page B-7) Protectionist Policies stunt services Growth Monetary officials have urged government agencies to step up efforts in implementing measures to ensure the country’s dollar-earning capacity will not be too adversely affected by advanced economies’ protectionist policies in the services sector. he said. SM has raised $150 million in overnight placement. The US Congress will have a formal 30 day in October to campaign for the November 10 elections.(Page B-2) Housing Program Hikes GOCC subsidies By CHINO S. protectionist policies from advanced economies in North America and the Middle East are starting to have an impact on the higher growth potential of the services sector. Data from the Bureau of Treasury showed that the national government spent R1.” he said. From the nominal and bilateral perspective or versus the US dollar. “The observation that the peso is strong because the US dollar and euro is weak is correct but if you take all our baskets of competing currencies and you deflate them by the inflation differential (for example the Philippines on one hand and the weighted average of those economies in their respective baskets) I think as far as our competitors are concerned. “The global service provider landscape is increasingly getting complex. BMSMED has tapped Lourdes Rivera of the Ultima Entrepinoy Center (UEC) to teach participants on the preparation of beverages and food products that can be sold in a food cart. Small and Medium Enterprise Development (BMSMED) partners with the meat processing guru in the country to train participants on food cart business. which won a major patent case against Samsung on Friday. MANILA ACCEPTING ADVERTISEMENTS BUSINESS FBULLETIN CLASSI IED ADS Monday. IHS iSuppli said Friday that global semiconductor chip shipments are set to fall by 0.G. manage global customers. This year. LEYCO P. the National Kidney and Transplant Institute with R75 million as well as Philippine Children's Medical Center with R60 million and Tourism Promotions Board with R57 million.T.” Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Diwa C. CHIPONGIAN MARKET & INVESTMENT D.” explained Guinigundo. 527-8121 to 35 loc.” Guinigundo (Cont’d on page B-7) STOCK MARKETS SEEN TO REBOUND The equities market is likely to rebound following last week’s wave of selling on concern of a slower growth in the US and China. “The companies on the Global Services 100 list showed they can deliver complex solutions and services. The US Congress will adjourn in (Cont’d on page B-7) ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE With the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). one can describe the peso as broadly competitive. This means. this will (dampen) our services sector growth.167 billion to the Bureau of Treasury as part of the government’s share in the agency’s earnings in July. That's down from a previous forecast for growth of up to 3 percent.ph SHIPPING Tels.C. now on its third year.(Page B-5) PC. SPi Global has 30 offices and facilities around the world. the closing rate last Friday at the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. hamburger. shipping nearly seven out of every 10 tablets.O. SM.I. until the end of this year. Protectionism is also becoming a concern for the outsourcing sector. Leaño said the training session will introduce and teach the skills necessary in putting up a food cart business. and Leaders – Mid-tier Customer Management Services. REMITTANCE State-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) turned R1.103 billion in the same month last year. (EHL) 3RD MVP BOSSING AWARDS LAUNCHED The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) SME Nation launched its 2012 MVP Bossing Awards competition for the best small and medium enterprises leaders in key industry segments nationwide. According to Guinigundo. surpassing its R979 million remittance in the same month last year. Peso Remains ‘Broadly Competitive’ – BsP By LEE C.000 employees delivering a wide range of solutions in Customer Relationship Management. Other recipients of government financial assistance in July were the National Irrigation Administration with R257 million.mb. the largest Filipinoowned BPO company. ANNIVERSARIES. the bourse dropped 59 points.” acknowledged Ed Nair. that based on the real effective exchange rate (REER) index of the peso. AGI. (PDEx). Netherlands. securing its place among the world’s top 100 BPO companies and the only Filipino-owned company in the roster. (EVA) sPi Among World’s Top 100 BPOs By EMMIE V. Trade and Industry Undersecretary Cristino L. Government To Refile ‘Save Act’ By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT The Philippines is prepared to refile the “Save Our Industries Act” bill for the third time in the next US Congress should this Philippineinitiative gets bypassed again by the current US Congress. (Page B-3) The Aquino administration’s housing program has caused subsidies to state-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) to rise 11 percent in July this year. Panlilio said this as the timeline for the passing of the bill is getting closer with the presidential elections coming in November this year. Editor of Global Services.A.54 billion. in some parts it is almost 10 percent.” “Our inclusion in the list is proof of our dedication and commitment and the excellent services we provide to our (Cont’d on page B-7) LIGHTING RETROFIT The lighting system of at least 12 government agencies in the Visayas will be spruced up with more energy efficient technologies. CHIP SHIPMENT TARGETS FIZZLE NEW YORK (AP) – What once looked like a good year for computers and chips has now fizzled.. India. The weighted average rate stands at R42. and sustain successful financial performance. Philippines. which is composed of 117 micro. Guinigundo said that while the peso remains competitive vis-à-vis trading partners’ currencies. Industryspecific BPO Niche Leaders. Content. The award also recognizes entrepreneurs with the tenacity to survive and revolutionize their business operations using the latest technology methods and solutions. IN COLOR OR BLACK & WHITE PLEASE CONTACT OUR HEAD OffICE MURALLA COR. the peso remains broadly competitive. In six months. “Nothing will prevent us from continuing to campaign in the next US Congress. the government subsidies to GOCCs was lower by 12 percent to R13. the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation with R108 million. the peso appreciation is not the highest but only lounging in the middle range.171 billion worth of subsidies to GOCCs. Net foreign buying stood at R3.38 billion to R10.S. In 2011. ETC. data released over the weekend showed.M.com. it is not the best performing currency in the region and outside of Asia on a nominal and bilateral level. extended its dominance in tablet computers in the second quarter. CONDUCTS CART BUSINESS TRAINING The Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Bureau of Micro. higher compared with R1. based on initiatives being pushed by the Department of Energy. which is just beginning to hit its stride after replacing India as the world’s biggest voice-based business processing outsourcing or BPO center. URC. total market value turnover increased by R6. quality and maturity of customers. But Panlilio hastened to add they still have until January this year to pass the bill. The bulk of the government subsidy expenses was given to the National Housing Authority with R600 million. The GS100 analytical model is based on four key criteria: performance and leadership. Ayala Land. The most actively traded stocks were PLDT. August 27. or both in delivering business outcomes and not costsavings alone.R. is a tribute to local business leaders who exhibit Filipino entrepreneurial and leadership values. “In spite of what they call a lameduck Congress we will still pursue to have it and we are pinning our hopes that the 7 senators and 25 congressmen who have signified cosponsorship will have it included in the agenda for deliberations within the months of September up to January next year. It's the first annual decline since recession-colored 2009.” said Panlilio.57 billion with the SM and URC block sale. Some of these protectionist policies include restrictive migration requirements for Filipinos while some foreign governments are working to limit outsourced businesses as solutions to their respective unemployment problems. however. the Association of Negros Producers (ANP) hopes to establish a showroom in Manila. stir-fried noodles. ABADILLA D.000 jobs to help sustain thousands of families. (Page B-6) INVEST IN THE PHILIPPINES: JOIN US TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIC PROGRESS AND PROVIDE MORE JOBS FOR OUR PEOPLE . The initiative. breadth of services offered. 299 • 301-304 527-7523 • 527-7530 • 450-7094 • (Obituary) 450-7095 fax 527-7534 • 527-1627 NEWS IN BRIEF R/$ RATE STANDS AT R42. the Global Services 100 list has been a tool for buyers of business and technology services to identify and select the right vendor. 527-8121 to 35 locs. skill. These products include commercial siomai. while the Sy family sold 2% of its stake at R700 per share.165 to the US dollar. Declines outpaced advances 114 to 44 while 36 were unchanged. and Healthcare.S IN NEGROS The Department of Trade and Industry’s Bureau of Domestic Trade (BDT) showroom displays the products of Negros province’s business support organization. A new model came out a few weeks before the April-June quarter began. For the past seven years.435 billion compared with R15. according to research firm IHS iSuppli. “Jobs are sparse in these countries and if their governments decide to prohibit foreign outsourcing or entry of workers.229 billion in subsidies last month. 2012 SUPPLEMENT-DISPLAY DEPARTMENT CLASSIfIED ADS DEPARTMENT Tels. Megaworld and Cebu Pacific. including the US.165/$1 The peso exchange rate stands at R42. but they can continue operating and deliberating on pending measures. black gulaman drink and red iced tea.162. The government has also extended R22 million each for the Philippine Heart Center and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.

VELASCO The lighting system of at least 12 government agencies in the Visayas will be spruced up with more energy efficient technologies. The DOE has emphasized that this is a component of the Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP) which is primarily aimed to pare electricity bills of these government entities. . and an equivalent CO2 avoidance of 741 tonnes annually. The initial business districts targeted were Makati and Ortigas areas. seven educational institutions and a state-owned hospital.B-2 Editor: LORETO D. CABAÑES Asst. The initial retrofit of lighting systems had been implemented in 35 government buildings and this yielded equivalent savings of R13. the energy department has noted that this will comprise of four city government buildings. the energy department is also instituting the same scale of discipline to other industry stakeholders.ph 12 Agencies Undergo Lighting Retrofit By MYRNA M. Of the 12 government buildings. Apart from the retrofitting of government buildings.com. August 27.The parallel goal will be to contribute to the country’s effort at reducing carbon emissions. Energy efficiency is a program that is being aggressively promoted by the government so it can save on costs relating to energy usage. And with the tightening power supply in some grids. 2012 E-mail: business@mb. Energy audits are being pursued to assess the level as to how businesses can reduce their energy usage. It said that it will be expanding the coverage of its lighting retrofit program to cover around 100 buildings. The business sector is among the targeted segments because this will not only cut their bills. based on initiatives being pushed by the Department of Energy. Editor: BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Business News Monday. the savings in energy consumption will enable the country to stretch that available capacity for a longer period. but they can also contribute to goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming.7 million.

5 percent compared with 10. one of the unprecedented three top global recognitions the country has earned at the just-concluded 2012 International Exposition in Yeosu. projected. Globe Telecom Inc. Korea. August 27. or apply for more commer- cial paper issuance. “The market is so liquid. “In the last six months.03-billion in the same period last year. Pagcor earned R3.7 billion.5 percent compared with the Department of Finance’s (DoF) expected R10. Seas of Connectivity i n c r e d i b l y interpreted mostly with handcrafted m at e r i al s .167 billion to the Bureau of Treasury as part of the government’s share in the agency’s earnings in July. In 2011. full year 2013 capex is pegged at around $400 million including the $110 million allocation for the network modernization and IT transformation programs.” he explained.71 billion in May. On the other hand. bingo franchisees. Cebu. . Data from the Bureau of Treasury released over the weekend showed that Pagcor’s remittance in July this year was 19 percent. REAPS 3 AWARDS AT YEOSU EXPO – Philippine Pavilion Director General Gwendolyn Batoon (left) receives from Exhibitor magazine editor Travis Stanton the Best Exhibit Award. South Luzon. ABADILLA R. Naguiat said the higher revenues will also come on the back of the renegotiation of contracts with licensees and service providers that have resulted in a bigger share of revenues for Pagcor. higher by 4. Naguiat earlier said that Pagcor is aiming to grow its revenues by 25 percent this year to R45 billion from R36 billion in 2011 as it continues to package gaming and tourism activities to overseas travelers. Last year’s Pagcor contribution to state coffers was also higher by 10. the telco already spent R11. LEYCO Monday. Pagcor’s May income was higher by more than 22 percent or R680 million from R3. With its own theme Islands of Diversity. such as investments in submarine cable and fixed line data and broadband capacity upgrades.94 billion contribution. Pagcor operates 13 agency-run Casino Filipino facilities and has four licensed casinos – Fontana Casino in Pampanga. go for syndicated loans.” announced Globe President and CEO Ernest L. 2012 B-3 Pagcor July Remittance Grows 19% State-owned Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) turned R1. In the first seven-months of the year. we will first scan the market to determine whether we should do a bilateral agreement with the banks. Pagcor is required by Republic Act 7656 or the Dividend Law to remit at least 50 percent of its annual gross earnings to the government.251 billion in the same period last year. surpassing its R979 million remittance in the same month last year. The golds from the BIE made the Philippines the first ever winner of two out of 24 awards in the history of that global award-giving body. The agency generated R1. Cu. among others. The golds from the BIE highlighted the Philippines’ unmatched adherence to the expo criteria that included the promotion of its values and contribution to the education of the public.” Based on initial estimates. placing us in a very nice position to choose which instrument is the most competitive. and some parts of Metro Manila. For its full-year spending. its highest monthly income so far this year. US$90 million.437 billion to the government. “To fund the capex requirements. or about $273 million on its capex. For the first half of 2012. Pagcor remitted R11.35 billion from other income sources like its regulation of licensed casinos. executives disclosed this week. with improvements in service quality already being felt by customers in Davao. Globe allotted $530 million for network and IT modernization and $220 million to $270 million for various business-as-usual (BAU) activities. The network modernization program entails a cost of $700 million. Albert de Larrazabal. Pagcor chairman and chief executive attributed the agency’s bullish performance to the agency’s strong gaming operations. Globe Chief Financial Officer. total Pagcor contributions amounted to R8. Such values are embodied in the expo theme The Living Ocean and Coast. higher by 28 percent compared with R6. the Best Exhibit Award placed the Philippines among the “crème de la crème of trade exhibits” that the Exhibitor has been featuring for 25 years. Cristino Naguiat Jr. e-games and poker operations. will spend $750 million to $800 million in total capital expenditure this year as its network modernization and IT transformation programs go into full swing.Business News By CHINO S. we have progressively transformed almost 50% of our network. All three awards saw the Philippines beating every country in its category with a similarly one-module pavilion. Currently. th e P h i l i p p i n e exhibit consisted mainly of video walls and pods that appeared like floating corals. East Bay Casino in Rizal. Globe Allots $800-M 2012 Capex By EMMIE V. Poro Point Casino in La Union and Fort Stotsenberg also in Pampanga.” the CFO added. “Our network modernization program remains on-track and is currently being rolled out throughout the country. the IT transformation program. The official also said that Pagcor expects revenues from its 100-hectare Entertainment City to hit $10 billion by 2016 when all four locators start full operations. which seeks to address the problems confronting the marine e c o s y s t e m by promoting environmento r i e n t e d tourism. The other two were golds for Creative Design and Theme Development from the Official Participants Awards organized and regulated by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).022 billion. As a government. or R189 million higher compared with July 2011’s contribution to state coffers.P.owned and controlled corporation. all conspiring to make visitors feel like having been transported into a marine world to witness both its beauty and vulnerabilities..343 billion that the agency remitted in the previous year.

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NATL BANK PHILTRUST PSBANK RCBC SECURITY BANK UNION BANK World PAR VALUE 10.045.06 4.71 2.017 0.710 1.66 ASIA AMALGAMATED 1.08 3.022 3.00 0.796 8.00 3.27 -110.18 1.14 71.4 1.68 14.075 0.100 1.54 3.06 500 1.100 1.8 22.00 1.250 Top Losers STOCKS ATN HOLDINGS.45 2.1 0.0197 0.66 2.939 25.94 33.8 2.00968 1.971.9 10.68 FIRST METRO 10.64 2.53 (-27.387.00 74.97 15.8 2.333.69 24.52 21.7258 17 17 17 16.8 149 102.797.096.8735 470 450 460 450 MAYBANK ATR KE 1.54 2.45 280.000 1.67 4 0.49 120 2.3 86.45 2.62 0.45 FILINVEST DEV.987.000 3.00 10.67 0.000 3.74 4.7101 960 925 925 925 VANTAGE 1.77 1.15 6 6 6 IP CONVERGE 1.9 76 725.016 469.00 1.16 12.3 10.660 197.15 0.4 1.170.36 93.8 1.16 0.838 48.67 34.99 3.05 0.650 126.6 22 4.26 2 4.075 0.2 5.8 61.687.04 4.000 1.06 -0.96 1.47 0.919.00 1.6 70.47 375.507.225 4.22 (-3.7 2.636.3 72.1 6.39) MANILA 1.014.4 61.00 10.00 5.38 10.8 2.9 27.23 -80.05 78.07 23.37 10.06 13.22 1.00 1.43 2.per share **PSR .25 67.00 40.600 543.3 1.8 146 102.8 1.9 PEPSI-COLA 0.00 3.05 23.7 8.02 6.1 0.67 4.700.83 12.54 6.22 19.2 MJC INVESTMENTS 1.00 2.00 100.25 8.01715 0.3 58 85.080 2.00 1.00 2010 EPS 3.05 10.43 13.83 2.44 4.105 2.12 89.071 LIBERTY TELECOM 1.37 12. PNOC EXPLORATION CORP "B" ABS-CBN HOLDINGS CORPORATION ALLIANCE SELECT FOODS INT'L.97 (100.00 0.349.012992 1.7 3.23 2.46 12.62 BANGKOK 0.81 6 10.235 203.26 1.18 1.33 0.00 3.040 1.72 59.00 0.0% Composite 2.8 23.96 3.750 37.07 5.00 12. POWER & WATERENERGY.74 0.61 5. 2012 Aug 25.00 10.80 28.900 60.2 61.75 1.546.000 551.50) ****BANKS**** NEW YORK 0.46 2.67 -17.056.872 10.415 ABRA MINING & INDUSTRIAL CORP 0.00 0.38 18.67 14.530 282.33 7. INC. 2012 Aug 08.000 CALAPAN VENTURE 1.920 4.302.2% KLCI 1.02 1.9 42 2.500 TRANS-ASIA 1.00 6.14 2.5 43.58 2.03 (-252.000 6.557 210.5 11.75 VICTORIAS 1.6 0.92 5.04% SET Index 1.500 100.000 31.900 3.25 PANCAKE 1.418 3.38 1.2 23.380 666.648.3 12.88% RPA P0.44 -9.000 104.32 0.per share (special) **DRPA .003 0.00 1.16 1.092.63 -226.05 23 16.00 -0.5 1. 2012 closings hONG KONG 1.8 3 0.1% Phisix 5.25 1.2 556 5.3858 9.23 14.200 3.8 2. 1.750 3.35 **** TELCOMMUNICATION **** **** TELECOMMUNICATIONS **** GLOBE TELECOM 50.3 12.25 1.65 372 372 372 368 SUN LIFE 0.9 8 11.18 59.54 3.17 0.06 5.000 VALUE 71.66 69.05 472 19.2 64.690 1.62 0.000 82.3 33.79 0.217.6 73. INC.0099 3.319 -0.8 9.083.00 **** OTHER INDUSTRIALS **** 1.420 221.4 760 2.089 12.38 -8. 1.76 47.1 3.76 (-107.620 10.98 485.390 600 210.75 475 19.00 20.3 455.2 ALCORN GOLD 0.00 0.87 10.11 2.06 -0.14 5.5 4.62 0.073 0.24 0.000 8.19 94. "A" DIZON COPPER SILVER MINES.8 Monday.734.00 10.3 2.44 1.416.733.5 34.1 3. INC.30 23.46 2.090 1.51 0.589 2.95 0.448.05 9.018 0.872 18.40) FRANKFURT 0.000 29.59 -4.99 0.88 10.016.49 17.35 76.5 96.00 0.3 34.11 2.151.06 31.2 48.820 81. POWER & WATER **** ABOITIZ POWER 1.249.94 0.78 18.72 0.800 PHOENIX 1.25 33.66 4.820 13.00 2.7 102.6 2.84 10.78 5.01 28.15 0.00 1.8 1.68 42.057.100 278. 1.160 1.110 371.5 18.00 3.50 10.585.5 2.6 24.1 13.623.6 421 57.710 96. ROBINSONS LAND ROCKWELL SHNG PROPERTIES SM DEVT SM PRIME HLDG.00 10.002 6.67 32.26 1.53 42.5 110.61 42.222 0.4 78.229.22 1.44 18.60 0.17 4.1776 11.56 0.51 4.6 76.56 8.06 7.014 8 1.930 9.3 91.7 100 GREENERGY 0.000 4.8 0.5 73.499.000 9.177.69 3.23 22.04 1.26 GINEBRA 1.36 -6.25 260.52 7.000 425.270.000 18.51 Dividends SYM TYPE VALUE **** TRANSPORTATION SERVICES **** **** TRANSPORTATION SERVICES **** ASIAN TERMINALS 1.600 2.000 **** OTHER INDUSTRIALS **** ALPHALAND 1.15 1.77 29.82 24.5 11. 2012 PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE STOCKS BDO UNIBANK BPI CHINABANK EW METROBANK PBCOM PHIL.075 0.17 0.00 1.75 3.578 119.97 - Most Active STOCKS VOLUME VALUE 240 785 539 9.384.7 2.8 5.430 2.000 **** HOLDING FIRMS **** **** HOLDING FIRMS **** ABACUS A 1.95 SAN MIGUEL 1.00 1.440.3 86.129918 0.0016 0.590 4.5 1.7 9.62 0. INC.782.55 1.00 1.37 1.0327 2.4 2.6 475 19.6 100 96.000 4.09 -328.5 1.19 5.700 10.196 14. SM PRIME HOLDINGS.4 0.50 100 1.7 14.57 2.436 38.09 0.334 82.00 0.63 1.467.4 8.000 239.per day per share .071.4 4.869 4.690 PETRON 1.78 18.96 2 ANSCOR 1.56 19 18.85 1.19 33.750 2.75 34.21 0.5 77 2.000 154.4% W Index 7.348.5 145 102 59.26 1.075.7 2.08 2.889.67 5.81 0.33 0.7843 1.24 2.756 2.00 9.91 16.165.433.33 0.6 473 19.860 PE RATIO 15.268 49.60 (2.3 762.430 594.3 61.00 11.64) TOKYO 1.05 44 146.9 1.6 22 4.25 0.07 0.019 13.44 2.500 6. 2012 RECORD DATE DATE PAYABLE Jul 31.470 156. 1.159 0.16 1.620 8.04 35.78 29.2 29.35 ALLIANCE SELECT 1.254 1.000 39.8 5.5 SWIFT 1.007 35.46 12.53 18.97 2.700 MERALCO A 10.095.00 1.7 87 43.00 3.59 6.62 0.94 1.35 1.05 0.00 0.00 1.557.99 38.1 1.25 4.54 3.88 -33.400 34.814.860 9.87 -12.8 0.754 6 2.000 649.710.43 5.9 10.00 -1.3 33.64 1.600 83.78 1.00 0.2 0.5 5.5 57.00 1.75 1 12.120 155.015 1.728 **** INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY **** **** **** DIVERSIFIED 1.1 4.00 4.43 2.490.900 HOLCIM 1.700 7.00 -0.17 4.000 52.81 -11.2 3.32 1.32 1.83 24.628 107.00 1.76 66.603.000 4.660 6.00 100.9 22 0.000 73.98 1.017 11.38 1.95 10 EEI CORP.210 4.34 24. INC.42 13.670 56.3 60.43 8.00 0.96 1.96 1.3464 18.78 18.15 2.05 1.600 111.33 6.017 ALLIANCE GLOBAL 1.018 5.4 0. INC.850 498.66 42 11 0.00 1.5 0.73) ShANGhAI 1.00 1.15 0.7146 7.000 919.98 371 925 1.77 5.878 0 48.00 1.477.65 146 102.81 8.7 27 120 12.8% Dow Jones 13.9 27 658.00 0.56 -1666.020.33 14.24 5.00 0.78 AYALA CORP 50.00 0.8 6.8 0.04% FTSE 5.rate per annum **TBA .52 420.3 12.05 11.872.000 SEACEM 0.62 9 3.000 331. **** **** ELECTRICITY.026.00 26.65) **** OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION **** FINANCIAL INSTITUTION **** **** OTHER BDO LEASING 1.77 48 0. INC.31 9.00 0.00 0.82 4.97) **** CONSTRUCTION.5 77.36 10.153.1 111.41 3.756.05 0.44 2.900 188.009 5.44 1.955 132.74 -1.05 2.5 2.300 451.94 -6.22 0.36 2.750 LMG CHEMICALS CORPORATION 2.41 13.66 4.38 ALASKA MILK 1.62 62.B-4 52 Weeks HIGH LOW 70.58 5.000 41. 2012 PREV CLOSE 59.550 1.6 21.45 705 2.245 1.093.51) pARIS 0.95 6.21) **** ELECTRICITY.55 1.81 72 72 73 72 MANULIFE 0.400 2.3252 2.485 21.59 4. CENTURY PROP CITY & LAND CITYLAND DEVT.019 6 2.65 4.00 206.565.00 -3.000.000 26.15 0.94 0.36 2.38 55.700 32.803 6.92 2.15 0.36 0.103 0.590 134.00 34.40 12.35 (-59.45 10.65 1.00 0.2 1.00 -0.21 (0.95 0.85 8.52 6.000 9.5 111.06 3 0.300 251.016 IP CONVERGE DATA CENTER.44 2. 1.00 15.00 1.5 72.171 0.02% CAC40 3.800 1.00 0.49) 33.9 26.78 53.45 57.00 -0.22 36.395 2.145 0.02 1.300 481.00 0.8 VOLUME 1.93 62.08 4.4 79.0045 0.95 1.18 1.43 MARCVENTURES 1.62 0.70) **** CHEMICALS **** 10.5 94.667 111.72 4 0.07 (21. 12.005 0.017 11.43 1.00 -0.680 909.00 0.18 0.580 0.500 CONCRETE A 10. 2012 closings LONDON 0.025 56.06 1.652 0.55 93.00 1.00 -0.LUCIA LAND STARMALLS SUNTRUST HOME VISTA LAND **** MEDIA **** ABS-CBN GMA NETWORK MANILA BULLETIN Top Gainers STOCKS PRICE %CHG 33.07 5.6 21.61 57.94 0.86 5.14 -1.77 13.143.7 2.55 18.34 92.75 0. INC.8 43.2 11.10 (-20.93 0.01 1.000 71.08 1.8 2.00 163.97 17.15 **** PROPERTY **** 1.81 29.1 2.800 LAFARGE_REP 1.6 0.15 0.34 12.46 3.78 1.92 1.952 119.57 0.26 0.71 0.00 831 3.00 (-34.207 0.00 1.886.55 6.00 5.09 MABUHAY HLDG.686.89 10. 2012 Sep 03. BENGUET CORPORATION "A" PRICE %CHG 1.180 60.68 21.57 2.12 0. INC.6 18.72 0.34 10.15 4.2 9.81 86 89.46 2.04 4.145 0.36 93 78.74 21.49 2.380 660.970.594 92.082 0.88 3.5 3.9 0.4 1.0056 0. BEVERAGE & TOBACCO **** BEVERAGE & TOBACCO **** AGRINURTURE 1.000 33.7 9.63 24.300 81.00 SPLASH CORP.340 22.1 6.00 1.48 13.700 2. INFRASTRUCTURE & ALLIED SERVICES **** & ALLIED SERVICES **** **** CONSTRUCTION.07 5. CROWN EQUITIES CYBER BAY EMPIRE EAST FILINVEST LAND GLOBAL-ESTATE KEPPEL PROP MEGAWORLD MRC ALLIED PHIL ESTATES PHIL.39 26.12 4.4 3.565 156.850 6.00 14.35 0.076 1.9 1.87 17.473.00 1.6 0.52 TOUCH SOLUTIONS 1.00 0.800 7.15 4.520 726.480 245.45 3.81 (-22.12 6.0451 5.00 1 8.05 542 4.33 -72.45 60.46 3.526.79 0.3 8. LUCIA LAND.127.00 10.97 11.00 0.44 3.02 4.602 15.004 TANDUAY HOLDINGS.016 0.610.14 10.000 253.00 -0.5 JOLLIBEE 1.23 WELLEX INDUS 1.33 ZEUS HOLDINGS 1.000 ENERGY DEVT.41 2.73 7.4 33.28065 0.155.68 745 710 710 SOLID GROUP 1.62 0.695 1.000 79.4 3. 2012 Jul 31.74 4.55 17.95 89 650 39.900 8.2% Nikkei 9.00 1.77 26.00 0.734.102 0.000 293.000 2.75 73.000 4.776 1.00 0.73 257 258 258 248 252 134.3 10.77 41 2.8 6.00 10.51 4.62 1.36 4.20 1.899.81 11.00 0.265.41 5.00 1.2 48.subject to approval **PDPS.6 76.64 5 1.9 0.8 2. 5.910 534.963.33 8. STA.58 0.250 100 25.83 4.7283 68 68 68 67.68 14.91 4.8 HIGH 59.4 1.023 0.35 8.043306 4.42 34.3% Hang Seng 19.5 51.35 1.920 189.000 1.00 -3.0826 10.99 20.79 1.000 1.00 0.43 0.4 1.43 26.91 1.15 0.580 281.004.4 INTL CONTAINER 1.7 29.55 1.per common share **RPA .38 25 9.79 0. MAYBANK ATR KIM ENG FINANCIAL KEPPEL PHIL PROPERTIES.6 29.65 8.00 5.760 8.000 156.02 PHILWEB 1. 2012 Aug 03.03 4.141.33 7.000 IONICS 1.83 JG SUMMIT 1.00 0.00 0.34 0.63 0.22 39.15 9.00 10.45 1.95 78.65 13.34 18 97.08 0.890 33.072 1. **** FOOD.00 39.46 1.53 430 425 425 DMCI HOLDINGS 1.00 1.83 -401.84 0.156 0.94 19 0.45 3.1 10.218 555.35 VITARICH 1.47 2.67 154.010 167.00 1.38 5.40 26.300.160.88 ) SYDNEY 0.00 -0.95 1.92 COL FINANCIAL 1.000 **** FOOD.15 9.79 -40.35 4.310 29.91 3.6 70.09 2.38 1.81 0.43 1.9 10.000 1.65 35.00 0.34 -180.00 0.353 0.00 0.79 15.000 23.0218 0.009 0.5 34.64 5 1.000 76.00 0.36 11.25 1.51 197.240 SEOUL 1.6 0.14 1.22 9.81 ABOITIZ 1.000086 0.40 -284.600 924.0208 2.274.68 3 0.5 20.586 209.1 0.460 552.722 55.42 13.165.03 11.6 547 545 545 HOUSE OF INV 1.410 23.75 3.44 3.35 0.2 1.67 49.91 0.800 69.5 80 7.00 -0.00 -0.27 7.57 -4.01537 1.4 8.0002 0.070 2.18 1.54 0.95 89.14 1.880.1 13.003 0.43 2.000 TAIpEI 0.010 INFO CAPITAL TECH VENTURES.500 247.627.62 2.05 543.950 FIRST ABACUS FINANCIAL HOLDINGS 0.4 34.77 5.050 43.731.97 112 112 112.76 5.04 113.16 4.17 CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES OF THE PHIL 120.4 1.60 -9.03 0.69 0.4 1.002 44.03 13.3 92.52 15.280 970 7.33 19.24 9.62 50 420 3 1.12 1.08 2.150 MANILA WATER 1.01 -0.161 4.00 -0.36 ANGLO-PHIL HLDG 1.000 45.576.00 1.00 6.78 10.24 2.65 0. 1.156 0.78 34.71 28.2512 20.38 139.395.16 MINERALES IND 1.04 1. ENERGY.520 2.48 7.23 34.00 -0.1 20.400 23.310 667.2 0.04 1.31 12.7 800 46.7 0.300 42.549.565 81.196.460 71.7 9.3 1.03 2.74 6.800.14 5.00 0. INC.000 11.720 CONCRETE AGGREGATES CORP "A" 89.62 2.00 0.94 0.298.69 5.521.17 13.87 5.7 0.603 2.2 0.00 0.5 69.029 0.00 0.439 1.6 18.000 50.3 1 1.146.46 2.7 4. ABS-CBN HOLDINGS CORPORATION **** MEDIA **** 1.1 13.08 GT CAPITAL 10.610 457.09 5.50 0.50 17.45 595 20.46 2.45 77 58 1.92 2. INC.00 8.1 215 9.18 1.33 9.17 0.23 45.02 16.22 300 2.442 82.403.32 1.016 227.00 1.32 PAL HOLDINGS 1.92 10.16 11. 1.0015 -0.400 1.83 4.000 239.94 1.96 23.25 61.444.53 44.77 0.46 SM INVESTMENTS 10.98 1.445 899. 1.84 46 50 370 18.88 1.35 11.2 1.96 7.to be announced **PSS .92 1.5 70.81 0.000 FILIPINO FUND.00 1.147 0.3% DAX 6.947.45 2.61 4 0.53 -657.92 2.05 8.00 -0.42 7.00 0.37 16. 2012 Jul 26.8 1.554.000 61.3 37 1.310 582.598.8 78.2 8. INFRASTRUCTURE ASIABEST GROUP 1.95 89.00 1. 2012 May 22.52 2.400 30.14 5.04 3.48 2. INC.09 5.47 3.95 89.37 -177.74 12.149.37 1.566.32 7.830 2.060 178.073 0.017 25.5 69.360 171.54 TRANSPACIFIC BR 1.047 0.3 10.38 1.43 1.300 38.428.738.900 624.667.37 980.206.138 96.97 IPVG CORP.42 384.5 29 PHILNARE 1.92 82.98 2.96 6.38 1.44 3400.57 Business News AUGUST 24.46 705 2.98 0.000 28. BROWN ALCO ARANETA PROP AYALA LAND BELLE CORP.per share (regular) **POS .13 20.5 102.3 2.4 59.0129 0.38 -103. ALLIANCE GLOBAL GROUP.25 1.37 METRO PAC INV 1.960 799.2 12.3 27.00 1.58 23.2 8.92 21 11.500 UNITED PARAGON MINING CORP 0.14 -5.000 785.8 63.6 17.77 5.96 PSE 1.2 26.45) KUALA LUMpUR 0.85 2.0027 PDPS P0.500 11.67 3.18 1.00 0.50 4.41 1.39 26.00 -0.776.dividend rate per annum **STA .62 0.91 1.950 450 5.380 70.00 0. 11.6 57 4.01 0.000 1.017 0.000 1.00 -129.520 227.00 2.5 3.000 5.810 490 306.2 FIRST ABACUS 1.45 2.36 3.62 6.33 0.11 2.092 1.54 3.85 1.10 -0.300 0 45.679.889 4.5 21 20.9 7.8 7.26 0.04 2.08 54.05 PS EX-DIV DATE Jul 26.016 0.4217 9.42 3.06 0.017.00 1.450 81.1 63.2% KOSPI Index 1.94 9.850 229.53 120 2.3 210 879 1. 2012 May 17.8 1.577.76 9 9 9 9 9 CEBU AIR.15 0.51 4.000 439.5 3.21 11.15 0. UNIVERSAL ROBINA CORPORATION MEGAWORLD CORPORATION CEBU AIR.2 2.097 0.61 25 1.

86 18.4 161.750.01 1.00 5. HSBC apologized and a senior executive resigned after US lawmakers accused Europe's biggest bank of giving Iran.2 COMPANIES UNDER SUSPENSION BY THE EXCHANGE AS OF AUGUST 24.15 0.96 36.000 71.17 0.100.48 8.35 0.200 3.300 6.75 0.017 6 37.58 4206.000 500.049 56 546 103.8 0. Barnes & Noble Inc.8 34.54 7.00 8.000 0 6.3 4.01 0.0063 0.850 93. Citing unnamed federal authorities with direct knowledge of the investigations.00 -161.78 0.55 9.33 392.77 14. 3 million.820 11. 69.00 **** EDUCATION **** CENTRO ESCOLAR FAR EASTERN U 1.95 5..16 N/A 0.00 1.01 36.616.00 0.03 10.950 250 5.190 160.6 percent share in the April-June quarter is up from about 58 percent in the first quarter.5 0. OF DECLINES: 114 NO.53 0. Change 1.291.91 -59.5 1. Saudi Arabia and Bangladesh to move billions of dollars in suspect funds into the US without adequate controls.2 percent.100.620 156. 459.000 70.85 17.653.238.07 13.00 1.038.9 -133.00 BOULEVARD HLDG.25 0.com Inc. Earlier.50 PAXYS 1.086.6 24.395 2.07 -102.036 5. The report said HSBC's Mexican affiliate "transported $7.09 0.67 1.0063 3. It's the highest since the first quarter of last year.004 -0.00 5.13 12.5 22.78 760.050 17.50 2.25 0.930.245 0.98 3.00 9.978. OF TRADED ISSUES: 194 FOREIGN BUYING R5.5 0.00 0.018 23.123.0222 1.00 -58. extended its dominance in tablet computers in the second quarter.26 7.8 1.000 4.10 9.000 308.690 3.451. 2.285.86 4.4 4.6 8.1 0.200 500.010 85.177.2 1.83 18.37 21.00 0.230 10.73 4.700 1.25 2.575.087 36.451.600 483. 12.10 0.017 5.1 3 0.571. according to research firm IHS iSuppli.000 9.23 61.89 3.00 0. maker of the iPad.1 4.7 P 178.380.0063 0.47 10. eager to resolve the investigation.107.652 103.9 7.68 0.00 *** HOTEL & LEISURE **** 0.536 1.292.05 1.0045 4.18 1.448.95 1.08 3.5 1.00 10.500 450.530. OF ADVANCES: 44 NO.000.9 1.900 160.795.5 108 74.900 1.50 -14.000 78.315 67.01 3. terrorists and drug dealers access to America's financial system.368.49 -32.00 PREMIEREHORIZON 0.33 0.285.5 12.100.005 0.4 28.96 0.00 28.19 0.000 2.62 -1.78 1.55 -391.9 77 1.1 2.938.69 0.139 0.9 225 0.144 7.03 0.7637 1.5 108. 0.86 224.25 18 5.45 3.00 10.82 7.5 1.86 14.887.00009 1.039 8.25 1. PMT PPC PTT STN UW TLGG -PRIMETOWN PROP.200 216.57 45.415 2.00 6.318 743.306.51 131.01 LEISURE 1.00002 0.99 28.541.038 8.01 1.190 887.7 -37.65 7.330 14.28 0.04 2.0002 Apple's 69.64 1.23 0.077.95 5.7 380.1 25.0042 4.5 0.062 18.93 4.9 77.17 1.500 1.000 478.45 0.0006 -0.75 18.59 0. A FIRST GEN G FIRST PHIL HOLD PETRON PREF SMC PREF 1 SMPFC PREFS ABS-CBN PDR GMA HOLDINGS **** OTHER SERVICES **** **** MINING **** 0.9 77." According to The Times.050.000 3.72 1.465 1.1 26.039 8.65 -49.759.95 0.03 0.69 14.8 0. Last month.62 66.8 21.721.9 109 77.00 **** MINING **** ABRA MINING APEX MINING A APEX MINING B ATLAS MINING ATOK BENGUET A BENGUET B CENTURY PEAK DIZON MINES GEOGRACE LEPANTO A LEPANTO B MANILA MINING A MANILA MINING B NICKELASIA NIHAO ORIENTAL P PHILEX SEMIRARA MINING UNITED PARAGON **** OIL **** BASIC PETROLEUM ORIENTAL A PETROENERGY PHILEXPETROLEUM PHILODRILL A PNOC B PREFERRED AYALA PREF.45 11.085 0.05 48 0.00 IP E-GAME 0.757.980 18.4 22.000 9.000 337.004 5 4.200 1. **** OIL **** **** PREFERRED **** SECTORIAL SUMMARY Open FINANCIALS INDUSTRIALS HOLDING FIRMS PROPERTY SERVICES MINING AND OIL PSEI ALL SHARES SME GRAND TOTAL 1.062 17.0 billion in physical US dollars to HBUS from 2007 to 2008.5 1.89 P 7.512.85 17 24 22.5 0.5 1.061 18.9 108.25 **** RETAIL **** 7-ELEVEN CALATA CORP.0561 1. the newspaper said the investigators were also probing whether HSBC circumvented US law by transferring money through its American subsidiary for sanctioned nations.05 3.186 1.000 15.000.85 17.38 9.071.920 9.032 7.050 5.41 0.02 0. 4.017 5.207 105.00 9.048 0.31 4.519.5 Volume 1.15 9.85 17 26.641.14 -0.38 9.17 1.36 2.253.245 0.45 0.110 200 4.000 17.291.00 0.000 49.000 55.000.22 1.6 1.172.53 4.6 FOREIGN SELLING R2.000 10.386.00 PHIL.8 108. 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David Neeleman. and this will integrate an integrated financing from the Clean Technology Fund. and this has been ever since I could remember. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg never got their bachelor’s degrees. ‘The same professional pharmacy services will be offered in close collaboration with the Inpatient Pharmacy of MakatiMed.edu. the Northerners can do it better. president of Argent. Then. including the National Capital Region. Electric mobility is one of the flagship programs being pushed by the Aquino administration purportedly to cut the country’s dependence on imported oil. Enrile said the House bill jeopardizes the livelihood of the tobacco farmers.000 to be completed by 2016. inability to focus and all the other bad things that come with ADD. two of the most important qualities of an entrepreneur according to Schumpeter. They can be given some remedial courses in their last two years of senior high school coupled with business courses such as accounting. With the disorganization. Enrile said he himself started smoking at age 9 and stopped smoking when he was 65 years old. there were a good number with ADD (Attention-deficit disorder). After all. “We are doing all these at the same time.ph. August 27. Inc.” he said. John Chambers (Cisco) and Steve Jobs (Apple). There is no doubt in my mind that Schumpeter was the epitome of the renaissance man. The bidding notice further specified that “interested consultants may also form a joint venture (JV) or an association for EOI. This developed as the Senate doused cold waters on the sin tax measure approved by the House of Representatives committee on house and means. Enrile said the tobacco industry is already one of the most restricted businesses in the country. MedExpress director of operations. We cannot reduce the incidence of smoking in this country lower than what it is now. 2. in Ilocos Sur. president and CEO of MakatiMed.” “We are also protecting our own people.” These findings of psychologists should inspire technical schools. up from only 667.” Recto said. Dyslexics learn how to delegate tasks early (getting other people to do their homework.” The ADB is expected to fund the rollout of electric tricycles targeted to reach 100. At the risk of being labeled a dumping ground for male high school graduates who did not make the grade for such quality universities as the University of the Philippines. “Under the bill being presented to us. Montenegro (2nd from right).000 e-trikes will be allotted for NCR. Ralph Recto.000 fleets. Valenzuela. (BCM) . a budget airline. Joseph Aloysius Schumpeter was my favorite economist in the last century. a college or a university can offer them a two-year program that will guide them to actually start a business. IBM and IKEA. note what The Economist’s columnist wrote last June 12. legendary stories about his genius abounded in the Department of Economics of my alma mater.4 billion so far to reduce the so-called non-revenue water (NRW) and allowed us as a result to recover an average of 551 million liters per day (MLD) which we now pipe to 374. marketing and other subjects that can prepare them for an entrepreneurial role. Julie Login of Cass Business School surveyed a group of entrepreneurs and found that 35% of them said that they suffered from dyslexia. During a recent hearing.” he said. while it continues to further connect consumers within its area in Metro Manila. simply by increasing the tax. Some studies suggest that people with ADD are six times more likely than average to end up running their own businesses. Pharmacy Services Department manager of MakatiMed. all in Cavite Province. General Electric. In the June 2. The executing agency has noted that it is seeking “expressions of interest (EOI) for services of international consultants and national consultants to provide project management and implementation support.500 units for Region IV-B. The energy department is anticipating that the mass-scale rollout of e-trikes may also “potentially attract large reputable battery manufacturer for local presence. procrastination. Richard Branson (the Virgin Group). Ateneo and De La Salle University. it is not fair. They require a lot of funds and we have been using our own money.000 over the medium term.4 billion to reduce water supply losses arising from leaking old pipes and illegal connections from 67 percent in 2007 to 43 percent as of June this year. I took the risk of admitting them.” Enrile said. and Ernesto Escalante (right). West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services said it spent P10. There are many possible explanations for this. That’s the problem. “That’s what many senators observe. which increases by as much as 708% the prices of cigarettes. we (I was then Dean of the CRC CAS) went out of our way to identify “misfits” who were academically challenged but manifested through psychological tests and interviews that they were especially creative and daring. In effect. Parañaque. “If these taxes are indeed imposed. what could we do to help the estimated 3 million farmers and their families who depend on this industry? It is our responsibility to find ways to address the loss of economic activity in the region. My amateur educational theory is somehow vindicated by the following information contained in the article “In praise of misfits”: “Attention-deficit disorder (ADD) is another entrepreneurfriendly affliction: people who cannot focus on one thing for long can be disastrous employees but founts of new ideas.” Enrile stressed. and collections from connected consumers to continue our expansion and rehabilitation programs. “We have spent P10. echoed Enrile’s view. Well. Lim (2nd from left). Maynilad’s West Zone covers most parts of Manila. There is need for reform but the bill favors one product over the other. We did it against the Japanese. borrowed funds. Prominent dyslexics include the founders of Ford. Of the targeted 5. and the towns of Kawit. We cannot tax them too much. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile described as inequitable House Bill 5727. 2012: “Entrepreneurs also display a striking number of mental oddities. With them are Catherine E. my email address is bernardo. From that initial figure. So far. Pasay. Noveleta and Rosario. and 500 for Region VI. Vargas said Maynilad will continue to focus on this NRW issue to keep reducing water that is lost and wasted. and the cities of Cavite. the package I of the Luzon e-trike rollout will be for four regions. Enrile said while the government should provide for a universal healthcare program. ADD or other handicaps but can make good entrepreneurs. “What are we going to do with them. Las Piñas. If the Mindanaoans can do a lot of problem for this country. tobacco is very prevalent in our area. we are laying new pipes to reach heretofore unserved consumers and/or replacing old pipes. Vargas said Maynilad is now pushing farther into the South. Although he had passed away in 1950 when I entered Harvard in 1959. 2006. Makati Med VP for Supply Chain Management. “We have imposed many restrictions on this industry. In their place in Cagayan. As we did and are still doing in the EM program of UA&P schools offering . 1. an international consultant is being tapped by the Department of Energy (DoE) for its project on deployment of electric tricycles. it should also take into consideration the “stomach of our people in the tobaccoproducing provinces.000 units in Region III. We are actually supplying to more consumers than projected. and yet.” Marcos asked.’ said Hazel Docuyanan. in Cagayan. Bernardo (left). the founder of Jet Blue. a JV or an association must nominate one member as the lead firm that will interact directly with EA as the appointed representative of the JV association.” The funding to be funneled by the ADB may reach up to $500 million.000 fleets for Luzon. 2012 Why Misfits Make Good Entrepreneurs I always enjoy reading the column entitled Schumpeter in The Economist. La Union. Steve Jobs.B-6 Maynilad Plugs Leaks For P10. Among several reasons. whose knowledge was encyclopedic.980 new consumers. in Pangasinan. MAKATIMED-MEDEXPRESS AGREEMENT – Makati Medical Center signs a memorandum of agreement with Argent Business Consultants and Stores Specialists. there also come creativity and the ability to take risks. We grow tobacco in Isabela. Bacoor and Imus. 2012 issue of The Economist.4B Business News Monday. committee chairman. colleges and universities to offer programs that will take graduates from junior high school in the K + 12 curriculum who have difficulties with their academic studies because of dyslexia. some products are being favored over other products. we are doing this to al- low everybody the convenience of potable water suppy throughout the day now and decades into the future. especially for the tobacco farmers and the tobacco industry. Maynilad now has a total of more than one million consumers. the whole of Caloocan.000 units by 2013 and additional 80.” Enrile said.” Enrile declared. particularly Cavite. Employment and Interest. (Medexpress Drugstore) for the latter to operate and manage the Outpatient Pharmacy of MakatiMed and to source the lowest purchasing costs for medicines and medical supplies. They can be awarded an Associate of Entrepreneurship after these two years and do not have to pursue a bachelor’s degree which they do not need to be successful entrepreneurs. the writer of the column “Schumpeter” aroused in me memories of 1989 when then CRC College of Arts and Sciences (now part of the University of Asia and the Pacific) launched the first ever undergraduate program in Entrepreneurial Management that since then has been copied by dozens of educational institutions. It already recognized the fact that the Philippine educational system was handicapped in comparison to all of our Asian neighbors for not having the K + 12 curriculum in the pre-university phase of basic education.” Legislators Disagree Over Sin Tax Senators disagree with the Congressmen over the proposed sin tax measure calling for equitable increase in taxes between local and foreign products. In many ways. and Robert J. the EM Program was ahead of its times. similar programs should include a big dosage of values education and character building components of the curriculum to ensure integrity and social responsibility among our future entrepreneurs. the tender notice issued by the energy department has emphasized. says: ‘My ADD brain naturally searches for better ways of doing things. VELASCO With the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). For comment. Signing the agreement are Rosalie R.” Enrile said. Quezon City. In fact.” Among the high school male graduates that we accepted to the first batches of our” EM Program. There is a ban on advertising and they were also mandated to put health warning on their products and yet the people are still smoking. Either way. As it is now. leasing scheme and associated services for the operation of e-trikes. Interested consulting firms are required to register with the consultant management system (CMS) of the ADB. His book “History of Economic Analysis” is indeed an encyclopedia of economic thought. Sen.villegas@ uap. for example). I’m not threatening anybody here. “When you see us digging up roads. The initial goal will be for 5. Many of them are now very successful entrepreneurs. “I have not seen a person dying of cancer in the shorelines of Cagayan… In the rural areas I hardly know anybody who died of cancer among the farmers. Despite some hesitation from some members of our faculty.000 in December. compared with 10% of the population as a whole and 1% of professional managers. He is especially famous for his theory about economic development being a product of the entrepreneurial spirit.” It added that “the project will create an early-adopter opportunity to innovate in establishing sustainable local e-trike manufacturing capacity. Ferdinand Marcos said the House bill will displace the three million farmers who have been depending mainly on the local tobacco industry for livelihood. we are ahead of our targets. which senators find unfair. Navotas and Malabon.” Marcos said.” It has been added that “when expressing interest. They gravitate to activities that require few formal qualifications and demand little reading or writing. this program gave us more water to serve more customers. the DOE has indicated that it intended “to prequalify firms for the supply and delivery of e-trikes for the project up to 20. Sen. DOE Seeks Int’l Expert For $500-M Electric Motorcycle Deployment Project By MYRNA M. “I can assure you gentlemen. Maynilad president. not to mention more recent successes such as Charles Schwab (the founder of a stockbroker). 1.” The closing date for EOI submission is September 5 this year.” Based on previous pronouncements by the DOE.” said Ricky Vargas. He contributed such phrases as “creative destruction” and “clustering of innovations” to the literature of economics. Muntinlupa. and Makati. he said most of the fishermen and farmers are smokers. Ilocos Norte. The energy department has justified that the deployment of alternative transport system in the country “will permanently change the market dynamics by increasing energy conversion efficiency and switch from imported fuel and reduced environmental impact. I personally believe that he would have been rated a greater economist than John Maynard Keynes if he had published his trail-blazing book Economic Development earlier than Keynes’ General Theory of Income.

To put that in perspective. strong Peso Can Be Compensated By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT By EMMIE V.” he added.” “The exchange rate market is a two-way bet (it is) driven by market sentiments on top of market fundamentals and sometimes. Global Services is a media platform owned by Cyber- Media (India) Limited.” he said. 59.67 to the curent level of 55.” said XMG research manager Anna Juanillo. According to Panlilio.” the central bank official said.. compared to the next two largest players (India and the Philippines). we will refile it in the next Congress. not India. political control and preferences could affect industry growth. as compared to India's current dominant position. with 13. but the relative positions. ‘We’ve been showing strong BOP (balance of payments) position and that should be reflected in the peso-dollar exchange rate.6%. The central bank and the interagency Development Budget Coordinating Committee is currently maintaining a foreign exchange assumption of R42 to R45:$1 for this year and 2013. whether covered by the Salary Standardization Law or exempt from it. However.6%. there has been no let up in the number of inquiries by new players and interests of BPO firms to expand their operations in the Philippines. This shifting paradigm would also indicate room for new players like the Philippines to gain a share of an industry which continues to show growth potential. has a smaller impact on China. August 27. While the industry continues to grow. The IT-BPO sector. The new measure will create a Governance Commission for GOCCs (GCG) which shall be composed of five members – chairman with the rank of Cabinet secretary and two members with the rank of undersecretary to be appointed by the President – and the Budget and Finance secretaries as ex-officio members. whose revenues are expected to grow from $59 billion to $63. China ranks as a close second. the Philippine peso has been appreciating and is now at almost R41 to the dollar. Considering the inflation situation and the peso’s nominal appreciation.6 billion more than China.62 against the US dollar. the top beneficiaries of outsourcing include: The BRIC (Brazil. The slower growth was projected despite the rejection of the US Senate of the antioutsourcing bill. In fact. every bit as much as recent floods in Monday.” Panlilio said. Earlier. (Cont'd from page B-1) the countries whose currencies comprise the nominal exchange rate index basket. “If current trends continue. Fabella pointed out that India's rupee has devalued by 25 percent from January 2011 with 44.5%. he said the peso can “absorb or accommodate more appreciation” because current inflation rate is very low.S. But Panlilio said that India’s weak rupee is a temporary aberration and the rupee will soon regain its strength.1% revenue growth versus China's increasing numbers of 43. sourcing professionals. English-speaking capability.. remains to be seen. The President said bloated salaries of top GOCC officials lead to the unwieldiness of such institutions. The second concern addresses where the respective players fit into the recipient list of that global outsourcing.” remarked SPi Global President and CEO Maulik Parekh. Trade and Industry Undersecretary for international trade and investments promotions Cristino L. the Philippines modest contribution rose from $8. Fabella issued this warning dur- ing the "Competitive Cur rency Forum" organized recently by the Philippine Exporters Confederation (PhilExport) as they tackled what they believed as the "oppressive" foreign exchange regime.” said Guinigundo. Already. with revenues increasing from $45. these statistics showed a gradual chipping away of India's stronger historical dominance.000 workers. at this point. “This trend suggests new opportunities for other players to gain market share as well since the growth of the outsourcing industry will remain relentless. For example. Earlier. On a real. January though with the entry of the new Congress. The latest that the Philippine government did was to agree to reduce the period covered for the zero-duty garment and textile trading with the US to five years from 10 years as part of the government’s last ditch effort to pass the bill in the US Congress..0. is changing. Industry volume for India and the Philippines has historically focused on gaining share of U. Collectively. outsourcing. It has not only become an important sector in supplying demand. The BSP has already voiced its concerns to several regional trade groupings and the policy response from most affected governments is to improve the skills set of the labor force and to spike the domestic demand. according to ICT research and advisory firm XMG Global’s 2012 Year-end Forecast released over the weekend. XMG predicted. “All these things can provide competitiveness of the country.Business News The long-term impact.005 billion it spent in the previous year. US textile millers will be ramping up production once the bill is passed.7 billion to $53. technology.7% in the Philippines. In fact. the top rung still belongs to India. China and the Philippines are each showing "real growth. “Operators can still live with that. Protectionist. it is still acceptable to exporters and the BPO sector. It is appreciating because the economy is strong and we are getting more dollars and therefore the peso should really reflect an appreciating trend. Russia. the country's sunniest industry. The “Save Act” bill seeks to revive the country’s garment manufacturing industry and the US textile industry with the US granting duty-free or preferential tariff concessions to garments exported by the Philippines using American yarn and fabrics. The bottom-line is. It will find its true level because India has higher GIR (gross international reserves) than us. Foreign exchange is one of them but it is not an overriding factor. India and China) Countries. such as poplin) from other countries if these are not produced in the US. is a concern. (Cont'd from page B-1) Housing. “We have expressed our concern about the rising protectionism and the tendencies of many developed economies (to put up barriers) because it is counter-productive.S.” (LCC) Government. which has actively sought out customers in the Asian market. India's last three-year growth cycle was.” he said allaying fears that BPO companies would relocate to India because it has an advantage having a weak currency. “My own estimate is it would appreciate fast enough and faster than us.7. it’s their corporates that will suffer in the process. the long-term implication as growth contributor and finally. He explained that India’s local currency is basically politically caused as they are facing an election period. Nothing will prevent us from continuing to campaign in the next Congress. the policy-making body of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. events. Guinigundo said at the R42 level..9 to 12. and the Philippines. SPi Global is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). (Cont'd from page B-1) clients who depend on us. Guinigundo said this assumption is “not cast in stone. it has the strongest potential of becoming a major foreign exchange earner. more than double the R21. India showed a declining trend. The commission shall develop a new position and classification system that will apply to all officers and employees of GOCCs. The flow of remittances.8. Panlilio said they assured the US legislators that the Philippines will only source fabrics.. and 63. though time will tell if it will be significant.1 billion for the entire year." he said.705 billion. XMG also projected that the BPO industry growth this year is expected to grow at marginally lower rate than the previous year or a revenue increase of 13.76.. "Our BPO may not be able to hit the glorious targets and. and 15. was slowly losing out its competitive edge to India largely due to the appreciation of the peso against the US dollar. . he said. XMG said it would always be vulnerable to the ebb and flow of political like the US anti-outsourcing bill and the capability of host countries to continue operating this 24x7 orientation of this industry. tradeweighted basis. which would allow third country sourcing of fabrics.6%. told reporters. of this new political dynamic. the Philippines’ outsourcing industry revenues will grow from $11 billion in 2011 to $12. world-class telecommunications infrastructure and a minimized redtape. but for now. the peso’s external price competitiveness against the basket of currencies of trading partners did show strength. On the other hand.27 billion in the first six months of 2012 for a total of $21.7-billion. website. the market sentiment will be negative … exporters should know how to hedge their positions depending on their risk of appetites. In 2010. This situation would make India more competitive than the Philippines. but by 2012 the difference was down to $9. it would suggest a change in U. Guinigundo named three critical challenges to the services sector and these are how to diversify services and move up the value chain. as long as the peso does not go down to R42 against the US dollar..4%. webinars and customized solutions. the leading telecommunications provider in the Philippines. President Aquino signed into law the GOCC Governance Act of 2011. however the lion’s share is clearly dominated by India remaining the pre-eminent power.” he added. economist Raul V. of the respective players. earned $11 billion in 2011. China would overtake India within the next two to three years in the huge global outsourcing industry because it has actively sought out customers in the Asian market unlike the pre-eminent power player India and new favorite Philippines. Panlilio further defended the foreign exchange policy of the Monetary Board. which are historically focused on gaining share of the US outsourcing industry. a significant reduction. “We’ve been able to sustain this nominal appreciation because inflation has been low and stable (and to) reduce inflation differential to come closer to the broader competitor countries.” he said adding that India joined the trillionaires’ club three years ago. 23. 45. 54. Panlilio said the impact of the strong peso. XMG raised concern over the capability of the Philippines to continue providing seamless 24x7 operations in light of the recent massive flooding that paralyzed most industry operations in the National Capital Region and nearby provinces in Luzon. So is it strong? The peso is strong because the economy is strong and the peso is just one of those market prices that should reflect the supply and demand of foreign exchange. (Cont'd from page B-1) sidies to GOCCs reached R53. Current year growth for China showed the largest growth share. 63.2 billion in the same period. The local services sector is one of the biggest job generators and it has outpaced the agricultural and productive sectors as source of employment. is emerging as the Philippines biggest rival in the outsourcing sector. for one.8 billion.. In June last year.. On the other hand. the last three years (2010 to 2012 projections) have seen annual revenue growth of 25. A tangible example of this dynamic is reflected in the growth of China’s share of the global market. ABADILLA China. (Cont'd from page B-1) sPi Among." Fabella said.7 billion. This year. In billions of dollars. a not-so-insignificant 43% increase in revenue. On the cut and sew provision. “But even if it will not pass.” “This range is based on what we know today and the R42-45 simply maintains our level of real competitiveness in the global economy.” XMG undescrored. India's revenues were $18. which provides for the rationalization of salaries and benefits of officials and employees of government companies. the offshoring outsourcing market is positioned to continue to thrive and grow. China's market share was 35. and functional leaders with more than 1000 large organizations mainly in North America and Europe.33. and 7. Philippine officials have used moral suasion before the US authorities to justify the foregone revenues on the part of the US. And the trajectory of the rupee has been downwards.2%. "The foreign exchange has a very important impact on our competitor India in the BPO space.S. the Philippines has agreed to dilute its original version just to accommodate requests from the US side and make it more palatable to the US Congress. 2012 B-7 Overtaking India In Three Years China: RP’s Biggest BPO Rival Manila affected the industry and its perception in its ability to deliver.” said Guinigundo. XMG said.2. it can be offset by these other major competitiveness factors.0%. If they put up walls like tariff walls against merchandise imports coming from us or they say ‘No’ to migrant workers. The $200 million foregone revenues shall be divided to $40 million annually over the five-year life of the bill.” XMG said.4. which is believed to be a deterrent to the competitiveness of the country’s export and the IT-BPO sectors. and the BSP has been active in reducing the cost of fund transfers and to bring these funds safely to their intended beneficiaries. Its portfolio covers digital magazines.9 percent to $425 billion from a higher 2011 percent growth of 14.4 percent over the previous year to a total of $373 billion. newsletter. potentially within the next two to three years. Indonesia.. China is on target to overtake India as the dominant BPO player. but once remedied they would go back to the real fundamentals of their economy. They assured Brady that the bill has the full backing of the US textile industry. In the same time frame. “This reflects how political instability in the U. and 53. the peso is just reflecting the strong economy and the low inflation environment. the protectionist policies of foreign governments. OFW remittances reached $11. Peso. XMG pointed out." in terms of total market share. Fabella warned that the BPO sector. Nevertheless. The peso has been improving relative to the US dollar because of the robust external accounts position. the government also agreed to reduce by $30 million the estimated $230-million revenues that the US shall forego as a result of the zero duty or preferential tariff it gives to Philippine garment exports made from US fabrics and yarn. On the other hand. Earlier. Guinigundo said the BSP is among government agencies that are taking a pro-active role in improving the potential of the services sector. They also noted that the Philippines has not really received any support after the closure of the American military bases in the Philippines. Coupled with our appreciating peso that may not happen because they will be squeezed considerably. a government that is well-respected. They reminded the US legislators of the long history of brotherhood where the two countries fought during wars. which employs over 700. Its audience consists of senior executives. That is only slightly lower than China's 50% revenue increase. Based on its growth trend. and 33. “We’ve said in our communiqué with ASEAN that we are concerned about this. can be compensated by other competitiveness factors like skilled labor. 8.


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(Cont’d from page 11) a government scholar is reported to be more radical than Kato. August 27. riding a cargo plane with its side panels dotted with bullet holes (at least one got fresh air). Let us not wait for them to die before thanking them. especially those who are usually at risk. It is also about making the health care system more efficient and responsive to the needs of the people. who was the politician? What was the route taken from Maguindanao to Cebu? Was Kato picked up by helicopter and delivered to which place? Was an airplane used? I suppose the airplane was privately owned.. and being at the side of the President as he told the pilot to land despite the initial worry of a higher-than-usual structure in our way.g. We did land but that airport was ordered closed for safety reasons afterwards. Said story is therefore a hoax.stpauls. – Please bear in mind that the mere issuance by the SEC of a certificate of incorporation to a corporation does not include a permit or license to engage in activities which require a secondary license. A more plausible story could be that some doctor in Mindanao was influenced and paid by a politician or even by the MILF to treat their leader. Do not rely on the representations or promises of the company’s employees. I now shudder realizing the risks –speeding on the not so well maintained highways of Mindanao with a driver who must have fancied he was in a race (well. and actions that should be implemented so that fewer soldiers would become casualties.ph. Enrique T. Website: http://www. there were a lot of questions thrown my way and there was a senator expecting me for a dinner meeting in Manila). Newer aircraft and vehicles with an adequate maintenance budget are necessary. and the entire ARMM. an integrated referral system. Treasurer Dr. Board of Trustee Dr. We greet the Department of Health headed by Secretary Dr. Appreciating the good works of the document/s or any receipt/s issued by these foreign currency exchange companies. our problems then were less in scope. 2012 CONTRACT SIGNING — Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria signs a contract with Philippine Orthopedic Association (POA) to be the organization’s official hotel partner for their convention on November 14 . my family was waiting and hoping to have breakfast with me but I got to join them only at lunch. last July with the help of a politician. Sulu. sea. the best thing to do is to avoid transacting and dealing with them. This will be the country’s largest gathering of orthopedic surgeons. – This is especially useful in an event involving legal action. good intel- ligence. Business Bits. in pursuit of the goal of providing "health for all. * Contact the regulatory agencies. the Philippine Constabulary was able (if memory serves) to corner and eliminate him in Barrio Alaska. hard the embassy staff works to promote investments to the Philippines. Their hypocrisy deserves Jesus’ woes. Richard Condor. As it was a Sunday. like the Mossad. Assuming that the report is true. he was smuggled out of Maguindanao and into Cebu to be hospitalized. taking off from an airport in a small plane with only car headlights illuminating the way as the runway lights were not operational (the previous speaker ESPINA. – If you are unsure about the legitimacy and authenticity of the individual or company with whom you are dealing. UHC is all about providing health care whenever and wherever it is needed.B-10 Classified Ads Monday. and prevention of osteoarthritis in the Philippines. Board of Trustee Dr. Their practice of religion is purely external. whose life is an inspiration to all. civic. Director of Sales and Marketing of Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria Trixie De Chavez. was treated in Cebu? And wonder of wonders. CONGRATULATIONS AND MABUHAY! BUNYE. Present during the signing of the agreement were (seated l-r) Board of Trustee Dr. REFLECTIONS. Everyone is invited to take part in this initiative. We extend our sincerest condolences to the family of Sec.. President Dr. Peace and order was relatively good except that a sea pirate group headed by Biloy Montemayor raided nearby towns of other provinces in Central Visayas to rob Filipino Chinese businessmen. the bandit problem there would be very much less. These woes signify the rejection of their teachings and serve as Jesus’ warning to their listeners not to imitate their lifestyle.. Board of Trustee Dr. health sector reform. the Israeli Intelligence Service. Eventually it would be a thing of the past.. 7708 St. Paul Rd. I believe. my former student in UPMBA.. I find it difficult to immediately believe the MILF story of how Kato the notorious bandit with a R10-M bounty on his head.com . Kato was able to return to Maguindanao... (Cont’d from page 11) REFLECTION Woe to you. wherein.. Proof of this effective governance is that there are no NPAs in the whole province. Recalling the many modes of transportation we had to take on regional and countryside trips. Today. they will be focusing on awareness. The papers said that due to Kato’s deteriorating health. Bayugo. In fact if we had the same effective governance in Basilan. Undersecretaries Dr. Senior Crowne Meetings Manager Elaina Hernandez. E-mail: books@stpauls. Furthermore the MILF reports described him as a cleric trained in Khartoum.. the provincial and city governments of Cebu have. Most important. and the National Health Insurance Program (PhilHealth) were developed and implemented. They know the law but in reality they do not observe it. Gako. I had to prevail on a fellow Rotarian to open his office. Here is the disturbing part of the story being written about Kato not only in the Cebu paper but also recently in one of the broadsheets in Manila. – Always inquire as to whether or not the company had been authorized or licensed to undertake the abovementioned activities. 2012.: 8959701. how could I refuse the request? In Baguio for Christmas with Amy and our three kids. Virginia Cabling. In the meantime. Note: You may contact us at totingbunye2000@gmail. Teodoro J. on launching its Advocacy Campaign on Universal Health Care. ph/speakingout. SAV. Anyway because of the good intelligence network that we had. were trying to catch up in a meeting coming from another that extended beyond the original schedule). Julyn Aguilar. programs as well as effective action to eliminate lawless elements. social. As existing insurance plans before joining government do not cover charter and unscheduled flights. Are our works and words truly pleasing to God? Shall we earn the praises of God or the woes of Jesus? SOURCE: “366 Days with the Lord 2012. As we go to press. Ceasar Grey and Board of Trustee Dr.com. Indeed good intelligence is one of the most essential requirements for offensive and defensive action. Incentives are needed to develop the missionary routes – land. Lozada. our equivalent agencies should have very long memories and the patience to plod on no matter how long it takes in order to neutralize their enemies with extreme prejudice.. dedicated public service." It builds on the efforts of the DOH in the past five decades. Geoffrey Battad. DEPARTMENT.17. Makati City (Phils. Abu Misri Mama. Edwin Jerd Siatan.” I shall repeat for the nth time so that those who don’t seem to learn from the debacles of the past could take corrective strategies. Verification can be made with the proper government agencies such as the BSP and the SEC. Gerardo V. (Cont’d from page 11) SALAZAR. while at the same time protecting the hard-earned money of patients and their families through universal PhilHealth coverage.. treatment. David J. during which programs like primary health care. Nemesio T. We should ensure the safety of government workers. BIFF spokesman said: “Kato is still in command of their group and Kato was not in Cebu. Secretary Dr. Jesus speaks about their sin of parading themselves as self-righteous. I remember when ages ago I was still the governor of Cebu. They do things just to create a positive impression but in reality they do the opposite and make things harder for the ordinary people. Reynaldo Lopez. because he could have easily been arrested. (Cont’d from page 11) launched by the DOH in 2010. Dr. Why? It is because the piety of these religious authorities is only for publicity and showmanship. Ona. I was awakened by the Secretary to immediately prepare and send an urgent memo to the President. Jr. From where did it take off and where did it government officials as they labor for us will help ease the burden of honest. A printout of the page of the website alone may not always be acceptable or sufficient as evidence of the transaction. land. Another of the many promises to the family unfulfilled because urgent matters (when in government is something not a crisis?) had to be attended to. and Dr.. Dr. get his secretary to assist me and contact other officials to get necessary information in order to meet the deadline with a CSW memo. Fax 895-7328. in Cebu or a nearby province? Who were the pilots? Who were with him during the trip? Was he brought to Cebu via a fast sea craft? Was the operation to bring him to Cebu a combination of several means of transportation? There are more questions to be asked. (Cont’d from page 11) – Try to conduct a background check of the persons running or promoting the company. Jesse Robredo. maybe government can cover the increased premiums for such coverage while in government service. and air – so that regular transport will allow not just government officials but also the public to go straight from one area to another rather than having to go through another city. The evangelist lists seven “woes” against the scribes and the Pharisees. Herbosa. Cebu City. E-mail: rene. * Always keep or retain a copy of the contracts/agreements and other took so long to speak. Edward Wang. PAULS Philippines. Tel.ph.espina@gmail. only for their self-aggrandizement. practices. The attainment of UHC may take a long time but the DOH is exhausting all its efforts to come to its realization. The insurance coverage of government officials and workers should be revised to allow coverage when taking non-regular flights. scribes and Pharisees.php..). Past articles may be viewed at http://speakingout. Paul San Pedro (standing l-r) Board of Trustee Dr. having to land in a sports field of a school in Nueva Vizcaya as the helicopter pilot feared flying over the mountains in the storm. Sudan.” ST. flying back to Manila from Pangasinan only up to rooftop level as the helicopter was malfunctioning.

stood firm in his answer aired in media interviews that the questioned blog statements are public domain and government can use any information if it is for the common good – far from being a plagiarist. a division chief in the IMF's Research Department. August 27. Watch for it! *** “I think it is premature to conclude that the government was slowly losing its case against (former President) Arroyo simply because bail was granted. and the Food and Agriculture Organization warned against the kind of export bans. Exchange rate movements also have a role – the depreciation of the US dollar against many currencies blunted the impact of an increase in the dollar price of food at the time. concerns over inflationary pressures are less than they were in 2007-08 and high world oil prices have eased. 2012 MERCENE. Chairman of the ASEAN Airline Operators Council (ASEAN AOC). The danger for poor countries is that their fiscal firepower was eroded by the global financial crisis and their ability to deal with bigger food import bills will be limited. Thousands of these stainless steel columns are in use daily and maintained by the NAIA because – at R5. *** Sereno expresses “surprise” upon learning about her appointment as the next Chief Justice. to separate and to induce passengers to line up at the airport check-in counters..” – the Energy Regulatory Commission. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) would be an anarchic place without the help of stanchions. *** Although she was the first appointee of P-Noy to the SC on August.. the NAIA had its share of 300 pieces. (Cont’d from page 11) point.'' Burns said. If the data is correct. to restore our people’s confidence in the judicial system. Look how Epira relegated this once-cash-bubbling agency to penury! *** Incidentally. which pushed millions into poverty as food prices rose across the board in tandem with sky-rocketing oil prices. and that is not helpful to the extent that the global economy is carried by emerging economies and higher food prices will feed into domestic food prices even if it is a limited passthrough. and owing to a dream. (Cont’d from page 11) colored nylon and connected in a long line to delineate specific areas. brilliance.. if we take the example of Malaysia. director of the World Bank's Agriculture and Rural Development Department. *** “Napocor proposes to recover the shortfall within 12 months in order to augment its financial requirements. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization's food index jumped 6 percent in July to higher than in 2008. on criticisms that government cases against other former administration officials are weak. they are costly. *** “For the past 17 years. The ground-handlers say that the stanchions will be fielded at the immigration area each time one of their client airplanes arrives.” – Rep. The stanchions arrived this month and now 300 of them are with NAIA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado. on the airline’s being the first to offer the so-called “paradiseto-paradise” routes – Puerto Princesa.” World Bank data shows that overall food costs are higher but not yet at record levels of 2007-08.. Sereno dispels fears about an “Aquino Court. Those who favor are alarmists. SMART has been providing the 30-member Airline Operators Council with the Immigration Disembarkation Card.” LOBO. The effects of the twin crisis in 2008 dissipated as the global financial crisis intensified and demand slowed. if we were to see oil prices start to rise again as well.. ostensibly.” Voegele said. we should do entirely away with this piece of paper. Aquino III. They are also the most profitable routes. and to provide up-to-date recovery and adjustment of the succeeding years. on her mandatory retirement age. “This is another source of insecurity. said Helbling. open-letter appeal. For the last three years. when asked what he thought of a widespread public skepticism on the legitimacy of many party-list groups now in the House. Historically. The system records the data of foreigners through their National Enforcement Registration System.. “As long as our food stocks are so low. although her being a “dark horse” was predicted by some. The broken “crown” is replaced. *** “The law (with a provision creat- ing a R1-billion survival fund) is meant to fund climate-adaptation projects in a country battered by about 20 typhoons a year. Malaysia introduced the biometric recording system by their Immigration department. could serve for 18 years until 2030. (price) volatility will not go away easily. Time for judicial respect. Of course. Corona who was impeached and convicted in a Senate trial earlier. the euro zone is in turmoil. *** Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda says: “The President is confident that Chief Justice Sereno will lead the judiciary in undertaking much-needed reforms. *** Sereno.” – SEAIR Chief Executive Officer Patrick Tan. and AGES. Pope called the senator. pleading for the power wholesaler. including this corner because of her qualifications..5 to 2 million boarding cards a year. “Still. Besides the money will buy us more wherewithal to give us a better chance of survival during apocalyptic disasters than those “Doomsday Preppers” portray in American cable TV channel National Geographic next month. The Malaysian system facilitates the arrival process for visitors and shortens the processing time at their port of entry. The “lying thief. The NAIA use up about 1. there is a temporary reduction in real incomes.” said Juergen Voegele. it is an added concern for consumers. will serve as the 24th Chief Justice and. former Airport General Manager Melvin Matibag requested Nakpil to provide the stanchions to add to the dwindling numbers because most of them have been worn beyond use. Let’s wish her the best. to replace the ageing and worn ones. while making a privilege speech on the dangers of contraception. describing opponents in the House against the controversial Reproductive Health bill. then that could very well cause that kind of pulling back from activity we have observed in the past with a significant knock-on effect on global activity. Andrew Burns.” Judiciary and media are both vanguards of truth and justice.” The latest run-up in grain prices comes at a time when the world economy is slowing.” Thomas Helbling.” – Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes. Aquino III. said while higher food prices are not likely to contribute to a further slowing of the world economy. SEAIR pushed through with the initiative as a symbol of its commitment to helping develop tourism in the country. that identify him as “Benigno S. why can he not use it in his speech?” – Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.” – Deputy head Mary Anne Lucille of the Climate Change Commission. local food prices are usually lower than international prices and consumers can rely on domestically grown food. CINCO. *** “If (Senator) Tito found merit in McBride’s findings and repeated them in a speech.. Nakpil. unlike many government documents. the issue is whether the data is wrong or correct. so much so they block projected amendments that even directly and favorably address their concerns and objections.” “If this is truly a classical supply shock. but of course we cannot predict the weather and if something extraordinary happens we might find ourselves in a difficult situation again.” as Ms.000 each – it goes without saying. prices will spike and if the next harvest is more back to trend. or simply diminished by natural attrition. or back to normal. donated the steel columns to the five airport ground handlers – D’nata. Full service. “The world has enough food. Yes to an independent Supreme Court.B-11 Monday. it is another source of worry for people. It is thus a welcome relief to hear Onnie Nakpil. tariffs and buying binges that worsened the price surge four years ago. and wherever orderliness is required without human assistance. PAGS. 52 years old and a UP graduate. described the current rise in grain prices as a “classical supply shock. courtesy of the leading wireless service provider SMART. stanchions perform mostly as barriers. barring unexpected circumstances. abolishing the need for the cumbersome card. Miracles and strange things still happen. Sereno replaces Renato C. at a cost of R5 million. Soon. however. At most airports.” – Communication Sec. of the DAR Employees Association correctly addressed P-Noy as President Benigno Simeon C. at predeparture zones. at the immigration area. In many developing countries. during a brief ceremony and signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA).” On the upside. Edcel Lagman. say he was able to gather 1. (Cont’d from page 11) especially in Metro Manila. published in various newspapers. Miascor. and unemployment is higher almost everywhere. (Cont’d from page 11) PREPARE. Each ground handler has its own marked stanchions. a World Bank lead economist. MacroAsia. on an American blogger’s (one Sarah Pope) criticism that the Senate Majority Leader lifted parts in her Internet blog without attribution. sir! *** “Some are extremists.” saying the President’s appointees in the Supreme Court comprise only a minority. 2010. Marami pa d’yan. including monetary bills. government lawyers have a poor batting average when it comes to claiming victory in court contests.” he said. which is filled up by every arriving passenger. Ricky Carandang.” Yes to a reformist Chief Justice! Yes to judicial reforms! . *** The new CJ also thanks media “for partnering with us in the judiciary. ''If the situation were to become more sharply defined..000 brand-new stanchions. full life. These cards are free. the paid. Four years ago. food prices will come down. linking El Nido and Boracay. *** “Some incumbent party-list groups may be disqualified in 2013. Yes to a continuing partnership! *** Selected from a list of eight nominees submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). especially in emerging and developing economies. “Our recommendation is that countries prepare very early on..

saying its budget rival had failed to provide any new information on its offer. We assure PAL of committed quality service to keep their planes flying safely. saying "even with the lowest growth scenario. Aer Lingus Rejects Ryanair’s Bid DUBLIN (Reuters) – Irish airline Aer Lingus on Friday renewed a call to its shareholders to reject Ryanair's latest takeover bid. August 27.6 billion) Maasvlakte 2 is seen as the crown jewel at the entrance of the iconic Port of Rotterdam." Port of Rotterdam director Rene van der Plas told AFP "We needed more .000 football fields. 2012 Europe's Largest Harbor Taking Shape By JAN HENNOP ROTTERDAM. five days after hijacking it off Togo in the Gulf of Guinea. It is still regarded today as a major feat of Dutch maritime engineering. (AFP) Lufthansa Technik Checks PAL Jet Three Philippine Airlines' (PAL) two brand-new Airbus A320-200 aircraft and one Boeing 777-300ER will undergo maintenance check at Lufthansa Technik Philippines. Queen Beatrix gave Rotterdam the final nod to extend her kingdom into the North Sea to expand Europe's largest harbor – and forever change the shape of the Dutch coast. head of the IMB's piracy reporting centre based in Malaysia. And despite the current economic crisis in Europe." Building Maasvlakte 2 is a massive undertaking – more than 40 times the size of the Vatican – but just the type of project the Dutch have honed to a fine art over hundreds of years. Over the last decade their capacity has nearly doubled to 18. the A320s and B777 will be scheduled for line maintenance and other technical services. up to 11 dredgers at a time have been sucking up sand off the Dutch coastline and dumping it in the area where the new port today is taking shape. Completed in 1932.8 miles) into the sea will have risen 23 metres (76 feet) from the sea floor. Next year." But Maasvlakte 2 will also forever change the way the port does business. "Because Maasvlakte 2 is designed as a whole new harbor and not built on an existing infrastructure it will have the newest of the new technology available.” shares Yayo Esquillo. Since September 2008. rail and road infrastructure. B-12 MONDAY. The flag carrier will lease all brand new aircraft. when the first phase of the Maasvlakte 2 project is completed. "It started off as a little island in the middle of the sea. Dekker added. Coupled with an excellent combination of barges.000 containers. Built at a total cost of 3 billion euros ($3." he added. who oversees the project.Pirates Release British Oil Tanker KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Pirates have released a British-managed oil tanker. Planned for 15 years. but their size swollen to some 400 metres long and 60 metres wide. we are shifting some 3. PAL remains as one of LTP’s most valuable customer." said Maasvlakte 2 contract manager Menno Steenman. said Noel Choong. when its four deep-water basins become fully operational the new addition will nearly double the port's current capacity of handling 19 million containers per year to 36 million. space and the only way was movement into a westerly direction – into the North Sea. the Dutch monarch's signature was a final requirement to set in motion one of the largest maritime construction projects of its kind in the Netherlands in 70 years – extending the Port of Rotterdam by an area equivalent to more than 3. container traffic is expected to double by 2030.8 million cubic meters of sand. referring to the construction of the 32 kilometrelong dike between the North Holland and Friesland provinces." Van der Plas said. 2012. It will allow super-sized container ships larger than aircraft carriers to dock around the clock and push Rotterdam's sea traffic from a current 34. and all these years of partnership can only translate to a more solid cooperation in the next years to come. you are already standing on a sand dune 14 meters above sea level. (EHL) . container traffic was expected to grow. said Rommert Dekker. The loaded tanker with 17 crew and a technician on board was hijacked on Sunday about 20 nautical miles off the port of Lome in Togo.000 to an estimated 57." he told AFP . When finished in 2033. If you go there today. the Afsluitdijk protects the fresh-water lake Ijsselmeer from the salt water Waddenzee. Europe's biggest harbor will have almost doubled its container volume to an estimated 36 million containers per year. an inlet of the North Sea. LTP’s vast experience and proven expertise with long-term client PAL makes the Manila facility the choice for maintenance of the newly leased aircraft. Europe's largest and the world's fourthlargest harbor. "In total. Dekker said Rotterdam will continue to outperform ports in Europe. “We are pleased to welcome PAL ’s new additions to its fleet. the International Maritime Bureau said Friday.000 ships per year by 2035. PAL is expecting two more A320200s and one B777-300ER to arrive before the year ends. professor in quantitative logistics at the Erasmus School of Economics at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. "These ships will need rapid onand-off-loading cycles – which Maasvlakte 2 can provide. he said. "The Port of Rotterdam will remain a key European transportation hub" in future years. "The last time we had a project of this scale and nature was probably the Afsluitdijk. An aerial view of the Maasvlakte 2 development at the Port of Rotterdam. key accounts manager. Netherlands (AFP) – Four years ago. built in the North Sea off the Dutch coastline taken on July 23. a new harbor stretching three kilometers (1." Dekker said. By 2033. Ryanair has asked EU antitrust regulators to approve the 694 million euro ($849 million) takeover bid – its third – for the former state carrier in what could be an uphill battle after an EU veto against a previous offer. It was also specifically designed to handle the new larger container ships. "This project has forever changed the shape of the Dutch coastline. As part of the agreement.

managing director of Sulit. particularly online classified advertising. then we will create a website dedicated to cars. acts as an incubator of future categories.” David says. “Sulit now has around 1. and triggers customers into action. searches for construction tools were growing so we decided to create a separate category for that. It is exactly this platform that Sulit. “My wife came up with the idea to create a classified ads website. so our team removes those that do not see traffic anymore. One of the most controversial categories we’ve removed recently. and we’re getting 10. We patterned it after Craig’s List—people used it to look for text mates and dates—but it ended up being used for other things outside of business so we decided to take it out.businessagenda@gmail. even if it isn’t our biggest category. we ended up expanding it and we officially launched the site September 11. mainly because of its immediate accessibility. “which is five times bigger than real estate. “Categories have also changed over the years.5 million members and we’re getting 2. “Our team checks it every now and Grandest Lobby In Metro Cebu Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino proudly launches its newly renovated grand lobby. There are even stories we’re hearing where sellers post car ads in the morning. the online classified ads industry has created tough competition for traditional advertising channels. With the advent of information technology. more specialized websites catering to its two biggest sellers: real estate and cars. 2012 BUSINESS AGENDA PROFILES•COMPANIES•INFO TECH mb. We have around a million active ads on the site. Section Editor: REGINA ABUYUAN Investing In All Things ‘Sulit’ What started out as an experimental website designed to figure out the best product category to target ended up being the top online classified ads platform in the country By TrICIA v.ph. with more than a hundred sub-categories in 2006. on the other hand.” says David. The highest selling category. At its simplest form. The Others category. The biggest category is cars.” shares David. “We only allow people to sell these if they’re licensed. Today.com. managing director of Sulit. which we remove the then to see if a new product category emerges out of it. so instead of focusing on just one. . as one of the most efficient and inexpensive advertising methods to market and sell products and services. “is the Personal Ads. is real estate. “The gross market value of Sulit is really skewed towards real estate. But the first three months revealed that all categories were increasing in traffic. based on the amount of traffic a category will bring in.com moment we find out. he reveals. “We released Sulit Real Estate and Sulit Cars last year.000 new sellers a day. many businesses regard Internet marketing. Categories change as consumer preferences change. the website.” he says.” shares RJ David.C-4 WHAT'S INSIDE Numbers Don’t Lie Andrew Masigan reveals our secret weapon in the investment race.” Guns and Ammunition is also one of the more “delicate” categories in rJ David. com. If it was going to be cars. August 27. develops thoughts. less time-consuming turn. MorENTE usinesses today can’t overlook the importance of advertising because of its significant role in communicating a persuasive message to the general public. and then by afternoon. Today.” Sulit started with nine major categories. and already a market awaits. It’s a technique that’s worked—still works—a great deal. but one that requires a great deal of time and money to produce.” he reveals. and even individual sellers looking to get rid of second-hand items. For example.000 new ads per day. and we try to follow whatever the market (Turn to page C-3) B A Buyer’s Market With online users increasing day by day. with the company launching separate. C-3 WHAT'S INSIDE C-1 • Monday. these subcategories have grown to around 300.ph. however. they’ve already sold it. the art of advertising has taken a less expensive.com. advertising provides information. but there are still individuals who try to sell nonlicensed items. 2006. but the real reason was just to track the traffic and see which category would be most popular. Both small and medium enterprises (SMEs).ph (Sulit) Founders RJ and Arianne David stumbled upon in 2006 when they created an experimental website to determine which niche or category to best target. simply advertise in online classified ads platforms like Sulit free of charge.

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When we created the website. Egyptian marble flooring. there seems to always be more space needed for the growing number of entrepreneurs today. Design Details Top world design firm Steven Leach Group did the renovations. And a color palette of reds. and customers taking advantage of our point system. “As part they implement. Even our has been doing pretty well.” Hallo Mall is quite overwhelming. We’re testing Geo Location features of the phone and hopefully. Even Al-Qahtani adds. “It’s a very young market. There are fully-equipped bar areas in the middle of each of the lounge’s two sections. the main lobby renovation consisted of separate canopies and entrances for the hotel. Hallo Hallo Mall drop by the shopping centers. Hallo Hallo Mall takes business partnership an extra mile. rusts and mottled greens prevailed. that is why profit and growth is a real guarantee with us. so we really have to grow our team. to breakthrough products and gadgets. we will Qhatani shares. We’ve of well-known companies who also also seen some foreign customers believe in Hallo Hallo Mall’s vision and that registered (on) the site. semi-enclosing each side of the lounge. 20 years old and above. included steps like. With that potential to be the country’s leading result. So Good on the go or who rarely has time to Since the launch. “Because the economy is really strong. 2012 C-3 Grandest Lobby In Metro Cebu Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino proudly launches its newly renovated grand lobby. and transaction security. so majority of rJ and Arianne David. richly veneered tables by Vintage Woodcraft. all under one web address. guests can avail of the Wine Card that can be either prepaid or postpaid. Hallo Hallo Mall now caters Internet shopping mall. a successful merging of the old and new By EM P. “Hallo Hallo Mall continues to innovate every day. not just locally but around the world. Hotel GM Alfred Portenschlager Weslie Gatchalian with wife Tiffany at the grand launch. and state-of-theart sound and lighting equipment. the group’s account gifts to their loved ones all around the manager who has been with the country. so we’re expecting a lot of competition from established players outside the market. predicts David. headed by F&B Director Alastair Granger have put together features to enhance the overall guest experience.Business Agenda Monday. baby clothes. They have also included advertising on social networking sites. In the Internet. founders of Sulit. a design firm known for being sensitive to local cultures. and we intend to double that by the end of the year to support our growth. they offered easy registration through a userfriendly process.” Alis BDO. It’s not a new concept. It was in 2011 when it was announced that P300 million will be infused into a three-phase. communication letters to customers and numerous ways of earning points without violating our terms of use is now being polished by the management. particularly noticeable on Facebook. GUEvArA he first phase of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino (WCCHC) has been completed with the launch of the grand and lower lobbies of the hotel last month. and near the staircase. we promise better business. Among these are five flambé selections. too. what we have could be obsolete already. the group did not jest— the wares range from an assortment of “collectibles” and knick knacks never before widely considered essential. partners. “We feel that the Filipino e-commerce market is still not mature enough for such a system. “The top three challenges we have encountered so far are sellers doing direct sales instead of going through Hallo Hallo Mall. a newly-built ticket booth for conventions and concerts. we never saw that kind of growth.” As far as growth drivers go. adding that the moment the e-commerce industry hits that inflection point. A virtual shopping mall I of several value categories. and just because it is already offered in other sites doesn’t mean that the market needs it already. “This is because in 2015. their the Internet shopping field. which contrasted with the blue Waterfront name. Costing P100 million. But. cosmetics. Introduced by CEO Yasunari Okada as the newest and most comprehensive Internet Shopping Mall in the Philippines. We help our partner sellers with their advertising and marketing needs. gym equipment. Sulit finds itself with a bevy of happy problems. and we are now seeing a big improvement on that.” David says. By September 15. “we acknowledge that we are already heading towards that position. mobile will be really big. with an Enomatic system that enables wine preservation.com. and we’re going to address this.” he says.” David says. even in the initial year. Investing. a reward points system. a variety of products. . Their top-sellers are. the Philippine market has become very attractive to foreign business.” Philippine e-commerce. through the open field of the Internet. done by a local artist. We have a mobile app. TV personality Glaiza De Castro. so we have to always keep making the site interesting to both buyers and sellers. To enjoy this service. currently creating an Android app. The lower lobby features a group checkin counter dedicated to corporate and travel groups. What’s In Your Hallo Hallo? A merry mix of wares are offered at this happy Internet shopping center By MITZI DUqUE rUIZ n spite of the boom in the commercial mall development. Majority of Filipinos still want to meet up for buying and selling. (From Page C-1) we try to follow whatever the market needs. “Our biggest challenge now is that the site is growing really fast. We make sure that each and every transaction is safe and fraudulentfree. CEo Yasunari okada (left) with Hallo Hallo Mall endorser and selfno initial running confessed online shopper. competition even from outside the Philippines are going to come into the market.” he says. elders. one of which to everyone 18 years and above. and many a local group have tried to make a go of it before folding up entirely. customers and sellers mistaking our site as another classified-ads website.” she says.” asserts David. E-Commerce rising Whereas e-commerce sites like Ebay. They even presented their own endorser. to meet their respective target markets without needing to put out much in terms of rent and risk.” he ends. There is nightly entertainment from the city’s top performers and soulful afternoon music by soloists.” Huge Playing Field Knowing how many competitors they have. the Japanese-built Hallo Hallo Mall— hallohallomall. browns. They went for amply cushioned sofas and chairs and Top world design firm Steven Leach Group did the renovations.” Al Qahtani promises. a very good mobile site. We’re testing a new way of Searching now using the phone’s GPS. “Hallo Hallo Mall will be adding a thousand more items to choose from and we will be giving away more points they can use for purchases. For our sellers. Al-Qahtani reveals. The new lower lobby and bigger Casino Filipino completed the grand renovation program’s first phase. The Enomatic Wine Dispenser allows guests to sample wines in small amounts before deciding to order a full glass or bottle. We value our customers. and a simple requirement of primary target market was the working declaring mail orders with a system class. we can roll out that service in a couple of months. which is why a big part of our company is already in that space. a selfconfessed online shopper.” he says. We are progressively working on improving our point system so that it doesn’t get taken advantage of. as well as an array of desserts labeled “Chocolate Temptations. transactions are still being done offline. They launched with a huge celebration last April 1st. We listen to them and cope with their ever-changing needs. There is a selection of afternoon tea packages from 2 to 6 p. “For the past years.m. most of the transactions will happen through mobile so we’re really banking on mobile products now.ph. There are newly-installed glass panels.” Ironing out Kinks Exceeding Projections This being the group’s first foray into Al-Qahtani says that at first. they have laid down measures and areas of action to maintain a hold on their niche. “letting our partner sellers understand the benefits of having their transactions go through Hallo Hallo Mall. and the confusion has almost dropped to none. casino and convention areas. The grand launch had Waterfront Assistant to the Vice President Weslie Gatchalian in attendance. and featured a fashion show of formal wear by Cebu’s top fashion designers. A selection of fine wines is also available. Fo r t h e i r vendors...” He shares that since the soft opening of the grand lobby last May. three-year grand renovation plan for Waterfront Cebu. daily. With developments in information technology and communications increasing. August 27. and also because the entire facility has been upgraded to international standards. housewives.ph and Multiply. respectively. theirs is the kind a shopper had best be prepared with a list to stick to or else get carried away with the profusion. and other colors of the sea found in the paintings behind the front desk.” Working through these. old and new.” she ends. The hotel’s Food and Beverage team. new communications and IT gadgets. be adding Smart Communications not surprisingly. “We have acquired students. first-time business partnerships with a handful Internet users have joined in. They will also have to watch out for promotions we will be launching. to ensure diners more efficient service. For a newbie in this arena where eBay and Amazon are already brand names and market leaders. she says.” which aptly go by the names of the seven deadly sins. mobile has the most potential.com have builtin payment mechanisms for sellers incorporated into their websites. Waterfront General Manager Alfred Portenschlager describes it as “a very impressive hotel lobby. the reception. What they can do for now is offer customers with “a better than ever online shopping experience. Thorough explanation is given so that everybody understands that Hallo Hallo Mall is not just another yellow-pages site but an online shopping mall. Tv personality Glaiza De Castro. an iPhone app. company even before the launch and “The public’s reception to Hallo who basically “manages everything. and gourmet desserts by French Group Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Lajoux. shares kababayans abroad who wish to send Faith Al-Qahtani. One relatively new business aims to offer that elusive venue for entrepreneurs. but Hallo Hallo Mall appears to have enough optimism and foresight to make the business succeed. we would like to provide convenience to those who are always So Far. of our vision. the group continues to stay positive and to take each obstacle as an opportunity to learn and further develop. to fullscale furniture and signature fashion accessories. We now have 50 to 60 people. from sheer size alone. The second and third phases will consist of the renovation of the function rooms. For Waterfront Cebu’s lobby. will reach that critical mass around 2015 to 2016.” says Al-Qhatani. cost. in a span of six months. have been kept. our year-on-year growth on mobile is around 500 to 600 percent. a new reception area. How we’re Not to mention our Point System that sets Hallo Hallo Mall apart from the rest. it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. We believe that by 2015. Sulit has yet to join the bandwagon. “Mobile usage is really coming to that critical point. apparently without fear or apprehension over associations that come with the date. electronic to our growing number of business gadgets and fashion items.” he shares. T improvements on the ceiling’s three coves and the lobby’s balconies and staircases. which has led to our having a wide range of payment methods for our customers’ ease and convenience in doing online shopping. meant to increase operational efficiency. Lobby Lounge Delights The Lobby Lounge also offers an all- new dining and lounging experience. the turn-around in income from the outlet has more than doubled.com—boasted of at least 200 shopping owners. and the larger convention facilities of the hotel. the paintings of sailing ships on the walls and the map of the circumnavigation of the world on the ceiling. By “variety”. “is to continue innovating and adopting new technologies.

It only underscores the opportunity loss from the lost decade under the corrupt reign of Mrs. values and philosophies of President Aquino and Mrs. It is. VAT is waived for all power charges. PEZA has realized more than $12 billion worth of new investments. approximately 50 percent). tends to her garden and eats good old Bicolano food.. are made up of hard-working individuals who not only see a home as an abode. Yet. malls. Follow Andrew on Twitter @aj_masigan. P-Noy must show palpable advances in his crusade towards eliminating corruption.-related fields. formerly known as the Export Processing Zone Authority (EPZA). The permanent answer to our infrastructure woes would have to come from a collective effort between the Palace. and on this basis builds her case as to why the Philippines trumps every other Asian nation as an investment haven. A deeper look into the PEZA’s business model reveals that structural improvements are in place to help offset the barriers mentioned by the World Bank report. This is where the problem lies. It will no longer be enough that he himself is not corrupt. alluring parks and open spaces). “Construction materials used are eco-friendly. etc. he would be wise to consider a Crown Asia home. However. that the conditions inside PEZA zones are significantly better than those outside. I never really interacted with her outside a family or social context. That there are only a limited number of houses in the enclave means homeowners have a higher sense of privacy and exclusivity. he’s become better at it since he started his selling spree some 15 months ago. Arroyo.). This is where the value of 24/7 service comes in. which included Italian. These are: “Location— accessibility from work and modern conveniences (schools. PEZA. “As the higher middle-income market gain even more financial freedom. While bureaucratic red tape is a gnawing problem in most local and national government agencies.ph . There are three things the upwardly mobile. Want to know why the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) ranks the Philippines as the best place for manufacturing or service-based businesses? Want to get the scoop on which Fortune 500 companies have recently located here and which government agency is contemplating measures that could potentially wipe out all the advances made by PEZA? Read all about it in this space next Monday.T. Cavite). Currently with 15 flourishing phases. the DOTC has yet to prove that it can work with a sense of urgency. “Napoli is again proof of our understanding of our market. I Crown Asia: Understanding Market Is Key To Its Brand’s Success he success of a brand’s Unique Selling P roposition (USP) depends on the understanding of their market.. the problems identified by the World Bank report also plague the PEZA zones. This cannot be denied. since the upwardly mobile are the ones who are advancing or likely to advance in economic and social standing. It made perfect sense to me why President Aquino asked De Lima to stay on as PEZA Chief despite being in service for 17 years and being past her retirement age. De Lima has proven time and again that she delivers. albeit to a lesser degree. “All the land we have developed preserves the natural landscape of its environment.” explains Sadiasa. “we preserve the concept and look by including restrictions in the master deed and contracts to ensure that owners adhere to the theme even after the development project is long finished. not any of the PEZA zones. processing of licenses. and soon. please call (2) 837-1400 or visit www. I originally intended to write about how President Aquino’s style differs from that of FVR. arguably the best salesman this country ever had. In fact. DTI Secretary Greg Domingo once told me that if the World Bank study were to review the country based on our PEZA zones alone. let us not forget that the renewed investor confidence we are enjoying today is. What The Upper MiddleIncome Market Wants Apparently. August 27. our architecture allows more natural light to come in which in turn leads to energy conservation. De Lima eases the impact of this by working out a preferential rate for PEZA registered firms.g. stylish architecture and innovative design.com. tax clearances. This is what Napoli gives them.” It all began in 1995 with La Marea in San Pedro. PEZA zones have attracted nearly $45 billion worth of new investments that generated more than $459 billion in export earnings. Crown Asia/Vista land continues to enhance the different communities by establishing within or around its communities commercial. the manufacturing flow can grind to a screeching halt. While Citta Italia is already near malls. While De Lima assures.” This income bracket also tends to put a value in ecological sustainability in its communities—something that Crown Asia guarantees. This community is sure to attract a more discerning set of homeowners—people who have worked for. Cavite is Citta Italia.com. and even the SONA last June. the DPWH and the DOTC. corruption in government is the single biggest turnoff to investors and the main reason why foreign direct investments in the country has been but a fourth of what has been realized by our neighbors from the years 2000 to 2010. These are the barriers. and feel they deserve more space. In this era of intense competition for precious investment dollars. Proof? From the time President Aquino assumed office up to today.C-4 Business Agenda remitting P13.. One of Crown Asia’s pioneer themed communities in progressive Bacoor. into the crown jewel of the Philippine investment scene. hard working. Investors must see concrete improvements (especially) in the middle and lower trenches of the bureaucracy. I understood why potential investors find De Lima hard to resist. Our expensive power cost has been a festering problem for decades and a major reason why manufacturing concerns with slim profit margins (e. that prevent us from being a hub for foreign multinationals. De Lima transformed a losing government agency from the Marcos era. Sr. “This is basically because most of our projects are part of a bigger ‘masterplan’. It features larger house models with packages ranging from 5M to 7. investors still have to deal with local and national government agencies where corruption is still the norm. Manufacturers can take delivery of their raw materials or dispatch finished goods even at three in the morning. I invited De Lima for a short chat and was grateful that she kindly accepted my invite despite the cold she was nursing. Most manufacturers these days operate on a just-in-time manufacturing flow where raw materials are delivered to the factory floor just when they are needed. Government’s sincere efforts to quell corruption. Although she is as much an icon in Philippine business as Washington SyCip or Andres Soriano. De Lima established a system whereby all administrative services (e. These add up to significant savings that make PEZA zones slightly more competitive as far as power rates go. just the red carpet to our investors. to a large degree. a village center that is sure to offer more convenience to its homeowners. Within the first 10 minutes of our conversation. we do not lay down the red tape. hospitals. today. and Antipolo. Derived from the Italian word for “city” and “Italy”. “At PEZA.g. My ‘First’ Impressions De Lima has been a good friend of my in-laws for many years. as the government project of extending the LRT Line 1 from Baclaran to Bacoor will soon come to fruition. Laguna. if only to grab our fair share of the pie. the President must have only the best on his team. medical facilities and other business and commercial centers etc. It helps to offset the delays and inconveniences borne out of our old and inefficient seaports.) are done in one place and is made available 24 hours a day.” Should a buyer decide to buy for investment purposes. function hall. borne out of the stark contrast in management style. n the last few months. we work around trees or transfer them to open spaces. with absolute certainty. we have established village centers that showcase establishments catering to the daily needs of our homeowners. Her sincerity shines through as she speaks about how new investments can improve the lives of her countrymen. From one premiere development in La Marea. It must be said. complete amenities (clubhouse. “From the housing unit to the environs around it. for almost all of our Crown Asia Projects. swimming pool.4 percent of the total investment made in PEZA zones since its inception in 1994.211 billion over the last 17 years. Crown Asia now has 30 projects including subdivisions in key areas such as Cavite. From being a money pit of government funds. except on Good Fridays. Muntinlupa. She calls it a “one-stop shop that is also a nonstop shop. Since 1995. And within Citta Italia is a more exclusive enclave: a new phase dubbed “Napoli. Crown Asia recently launched Citta Italia’s new phase named “Napoli. This meeting was going to be the first time we would get down to talk turkey. director general of the Philippine Export Zone Authority (PEZA). and schools. angled towards a more select group of homeowners. The Philippines is now the “darling” of the investment community on the back of Aquino’s Reformist Agenda. Our $12 billion investment haul in the last 25 months is a stamp of approval no one can deny. SpanishMediterranean and American country themed communities. The absence of red tape and the perpetual access to administrative services is one of PEZA’s key differential advantages over other industrial estates in the region. the Philippine Investment Night last May. I’ve attended many of his investment conferences and I have to say. This phase will also feature a play park and a lush open space. There is no denying that the economy is on an upward momentum. only a bandaid solution.” says Crown Asia COO Mary Lee Sadiasa. Take the case of Crown Asia. This is probably why investors can hardly deny her and why she brings home the bacon almost every time. there is no quick fix to this. such as the Citta Italia or Napoli market. they become more critical and gain a growing desire for sophistication. if you will.” Its name was inspired by the Italian city. from just 16 in 1994 to 258 today.” For inquiries. The success of La Marea spawned a T string of highly successful projects. To sustain our growth trajector y. Citta Italia has continued to thrive. “The type of home they would aspire for should have excellent workmanship. waste management is strictly employed. No one in this generation has contributed as much as she has in bringing in foreign investments into the country. I’ve always known her to be the elegant lady who loves to paint. arts and culture. that corruption is non-existent inside PEZA zones. But as I reviewed my notes on P-Noy’s speeches delivered before the Euromoney Forum last March. And the last. and took it a notch higher with creating complete themed communities.crownasia. however. Andrew is an economist. low cost garments producers) have been eased out from our shores or are precluded from coming in. but the fact that we now have a Chief Executive who is honest beyond reproach and is hell-bent on quashing graft in the bureaucracy has significantly changed the way Monday. If these raw materials are held up in our ports or delayed for hours by crawling traffic. Unfortunately. Fo r comments and reactions. look for in a home. They would aspire for homes or communities that offer exclusivity.” she says. but a stamp of their success. Be that as it may.” concludes Sadiasa. He is a 20-year veteran in the hospitality a n d t o u r i s m i n d u s t r y. the World Bank based its evaluation on Quezon City. Its market. This is the best De Lima can do to ease the impact of our poor infrastructure situation. political analyst and businessman. Citta Italia stands proud on almost 80 hectares of prime property. She is soft-spoken yet assertive in an old-fashioned way. Corruption still persists today.” A Place For The Upwardly Mobile Since its establishment in 1998. 101 more are being developed and will soon be operational. bureaucratic red tape and high power costs as the primary reasons for our poor standing. its customer profile consists of mostly OFs (or overseas Filipinos— seafarers. I figured. nor a random sampling of selected cities. “When Crown Asia communities are being developed. with the rest being entrepreneurs and locally employed individuals (managerial level). is a deluxe haven set within Citta Italia. those in I. business and lifestyle. It has expanded its network of operating economic zones.” says Sadiasa. the upper middleincome segment has found value in these themed developments as well. President Aquino has been pitching for more investments for the country from one chamber of commerce to another. It identifies corruption. a higher standard of living. So I decided to save my piece on P-Noy’s selling style for another day. Homeowners were becoming more and more discriminating in taste and Crown Asia was more than capable in appeasing them. all year round. Also. Arroyo. is Lilia de Lima. permits. 2012 Our Secret Weapon In The Investment Race the investment community views us. She leaves her listeners with compunction to honor her purpose…to support it. level the playing field and perpetuate full transparency in government dealing has convinced many that the country has finally got its act together. airports and slow on-the-ground logistics. Under her supervision.9M. investors continue to come in. e-mail andrew_rs6@yahoo. Perhaps one of the biggest self-sustaining development in Cavite. representing 24. as a key contributor in the country’s investment drive. Naples (derived from “Neapolis” meaning “new city”—known for its thriving economy. De Lima is often heard saying. outdated infrastructure. Understanding this group’s values. She speaks of the boundless talents of the Filipino with conviction and faith. and high rises in Metro Manila. it is practically non-existent inside PEZA zones. De Lima attests.” So efficient is the system that processes normally requiring two working days to complete in Indonesia or Thailand can take no more than one hour inside a PEZA zone. safety and security especially for their families. Laguna. Working Through The Barriers The World Bank puts the country in 136th place out of 183 nations surveyed in terms of ease in doing business. children’s playground). basketball and tennis courts. A discount of P1 per kilowatt hour is in effect between PEZA and Meralco on the back of its massive consumption. I noticed that the President never failed to single out Lilia De Lima. however. we don’t just mean houses. Unfortunately. The big story. and significant horizontal projects in the regions. Napoli. offers an efficient and well-organized environment for foreign firms to do business in. says Sadiasa. engineers. For those unaware. Currently. Crown Asia created the USP of themed projects. medical practitioners. PEZA has become a major contributor to the national treasury. Citta Italia has everything and more the successful individual deserves: security. primarily middle-income families. it is an exclusive Italian-inspired Community located along Molino Boulevard (Bacoor. not without adding more power capacities to our national grid. financially stable and upwardly mobile. further convenience will be available to residents. And What of Corruption? Bar none. The real estate industry was abuzz with this development because it addressed the market’s growing penchant for beauty and innovation in an affordable package. On top of this. She has an innate charm that can disarm even the shrewdest of CEOs.” I have spoken to some PEZA locators and they swear by the advantages that PEZA’s 24/7 service gives them. we would be clustered in the upper third of the rankings. Homes constructed by Crown Asia reflect stylish architecture that represents a higher standard of living and have served as a symbol of a household status—talented.

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At stake are gadgets. drop). in C1 and C2 and access them quickly at the turn of the dial. Jr. 5x5x5. TG-1 packs high-specs video feature with 1080p full HD at 60 frames per second for a good slow-motion playback. users are advised to switch onto TG-1’s super sports mode. Trinoma Mall.6 ft. Toys “R” Us organizes 2nd Rubik’s Speed Challenge Championship Think you can rule the Cube? The search for the fastest hand strategists is back today. Other Toys “R” Us stores are located at Robinsons Malls: Galleria. it’s best to switch to iAuto (Intelligent Auto) mode.). I love the philosophy behind TG-1 when it comes to extreme situations: it does the thinking for you and takes control to keep you focused on the stuff that matters—your first underwater encounter with a whale shark.ph Technews Section Editor: Art Samaniego. August 27. as well as firsttimers. heck or even a point-and-shoot camera with more than US$ 500-price tag. Greenbelt 5. Two new special challenges will also be mounted in addition to the 4x4x4. It’s also equipped with Multi-Motion IS which compensates for undesirable movement for smoother videos. The TG-1 grows with you and has room for expansion when you need it. no flimsy plastic parts which would make it look like a toy. Shangri-La Plaza. HighSensitivity.0” high resolution OLED display (610K dots) monitor— that prevents water from remaining on the glass surface. Take for instance the interior of Bluewaters Maribago new villa room. Under its seemingly metal package punctuated with strategicallyplaced rubber grips. One-Hand and Blindfold solve. 2012. All buttons and dials (except for the shutter and power buttons) can be accessed via thumb on the back panel. the TG-1 locks on the moving subject at the center and tracks focus in all of 10 frames per second at full 12MP resolution. The second thing. you might be the next Rubik’s Master. Power Plant Mall. double-layered lightweight polycarbonate resin body with metal frame. All outlets (USB and HDMI) are buried under durable double-lock doors. lighting and situation to identify the scene you are shooting and use the correct pre-sets (a total of 30) including the staple night. will be delighted to know that Olympus pushed engineering-limits in this top-of-the-line model by putting a 12-megapixel 1 2/3 CMOS sensor (instead of the smaller 1 1/8 CCD) in a shockproof (up to 6. These new challenges involve teamwork as cubers will have to solve the cubes in tandem (called the Team Solve) and as a group (called the Relay Solve). Layouts and controls are familiar and intuitive. or hanging on the rope with one hand for dear life. Its range is pretty decent too: 4. The lens also has an excellent water-repellent coating—the same found on its 3. however. landscape. as Toys “R” Us Philippines holds the Rubik’s Speed Challenge at the Activity Area of the Trinoma Mall in Quezon City. aperture-priority. For more serious adventurer. The second prize winner will win a Pavizio Tablet and a Rubik’s certificate. At first glance the new Olympus Tough TG-1 iHS. gift certificates and a trip to Hongkong to represent the Philippines in the Asian Rubik’s Championship from October 5 to 7. fits the bill. Who knows. remains the high-speed.000 worth of Toys “R” Us Gift Certificate and a Rubik’s certificate. and top sides of the camera. AF mode. DESIGN Unlike most waterproof point-andshoot cameras in the market today. the camera’s “iHS” — Olympus’ cutting-edge technology which stands for Intelligence. The Reigning King Of Rugged Cameras By WALTER C. left. interiors. and High Speed — makes up for it and allows you to record what you envision without fail. 2012. is its lack of the professional controls such as the shutter speed-priority. The deal breaker. The camera’s super smart intelligence and algorithm instantly detects the subject. If you still need a sense of control you can save your favorite settings such as ISO. . a professional audio technology pioneered by OIym- pus in its professional recorders. and an all-expenses paid trip to Hong Kong (includes airfare. etc. Bonkazonks stunt toys for collectors and stunt-battling game lovers. It’s unbelievably fast—in fact it feels as though it locks focus faster on moving subjects than my OM-D EM-5.0 lens (the world’s first in a rugged camera) which allows you to capture scenes in natural light when shooting fast action or in low light. For capturing action scenes. freezeproof (up to -10°C).and tele. The event. Manila. the TG-1 exudes the serious (macho) photographic tool that it is. Not surprisingly. The TG-1’s fast.com. something high-performing optically and technically that you will feel confident and uncompromised with every shot. beating the high-altitude cold. Lipa. capturing your buddy’s next wakeboard trick after you did yours. do you need special setting for these?) and self-portrait mode. however. and Disney Cars for R/C car racing fanatics. big group up to a good half-body portrait. At 3MP. The TG-1 remains responsive when it matters with its tap control—a nifty feature to navigate the control menu by tapping the right. The lens converter adapter (sold separately) allows you to screw in your favorite 45mm filter as well as a proprietary fisheye. sport. For those who want to try their hands in solving the challenging Rubik’s cube.). sunset to the mediocre ones such as pet cat. It also records altitude and water depth and issues a warning if you go below the 40 feet depth limit. VILLA hat’s your grab camera? It should be something that’s pocketable. It has Linear PCM Recording. pet dog (come on. Walter C. You will find no bubble-gum color trimmings W here. though you may need to read the camera manual in order to know how to save your all-important C1 and C2 custom settings. It presents a technical shooting challenge due to its mixed lighting of varying intensity. Check out Toys “R” Us’ 15th store at the newly opened Robinson’s Magnolia along Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City. accommodation. waterproof (up to 40 ft. Tripod is mandatory—unless you have super steady hands—but the instant image saves you minutes of post-processing of masking and layering in Photoshop. Tough Times Call For Olympus Tough TG-1. ultra-bright f2. visit Toys “R” Us and get your own cube now. bright. Here. and visibly distortion-free lens is probably one of the best I have seen in a rugged point-and-shoot camera. launched last May. Imagine when you are skiing or on top of Himalayas and you have to change your camera settings with gloved hands— you never have to fidget with the control dials and buttons with TG-1. Bonifacio High Street and Marquee Mall. 2012 • EVERY MONDAY SMS: MB<space>SAY<space>TECHNEWS<space>message send to 2269 for Globe and Sun and 8369 for Smart subscribers • technews@mb. It should also withstand extreme conditions so it can go with you everywhere—which is the very essence of a grab camera. Cult users. there’s a manometer that marks your spot on the map. This year’s Grand Champion will bring home a Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus S7500. while the third place winner gets a P3. In capturing the fast approaching bikers. Metro East. and manual mode. and a short way which just involves switching to backlit HDR mode. You can also check out Toys “R” Us Toybox stores inside all Robinsons Department Store that now has 36 branches nationwide. My runaway favorite is the backlit HDR mode which works like a modified multiple bracketed exposure where three burst of frames are automatically combined in a single frame for that one perfectly exposed shot teeming with details. drive. spelunking inside a cave with chest-deep water.converter and lenses that are both waterproof up to 40 feet. However.

All possibilities are already being considered cutting edge innovation even before they are announced by netizens. and most importantly. even then. BPI remains true to its commitment in keeping up with the changing needs of our clients. It’s perfectly normal to wish that our gadgets had better batteries that last us longer.” have only hoped for when they were as “Over-the-Top and Over-the-Air” young and building the first version Despite the many limitations of Chikka. responsible borrowing and other financial concerns. Meanwhile. the same is true for the materials we use to make things. Batteries have three parts: the two electrodes. and its consumers are more than willing to pay for the premium pricing because of reason no. Secondly. being one of the last countries to be interconnected to Philippine telcos by way of text. along with a large amount of brand new characters. We’ve global players such as Yahoo. The sad truth. Its upcoming announcements. This means that it seems like they have yet to find similarly renewable sources for anodes for this to truly be called a battery made from renewable sources.63% or 665. a brand can demand higher pricing for its products. A lot more features are in store for fans and newbies alike. Apple has become an iconic brand. and Vulgrim. an iTV or best the new iPhone 5. a brand creates an emotion- A . Mendiola said. My favorite pieces of news are the ones about everyday problems that the world faces with strange and whacky solutions (or potential solutions) you probably would not have thought about. At first. this involves scaling walls. Death knows that War is the most honorable and incorruptible of the group and would have not started the Apocalypse early. Once they solve these problems. BPI SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. RJ Ledesma. Other brands that mimic Apple products offer their products at a lower price – a strategy that seems to work. which you can customize at certain limits. petrifying your main form and using two doppelgangers to stand on switches and move platforms. There are plenty more reasons but lets stick to the top three. You can get equipment. Reusing and recycling is great but what if we had batteries that are made completely from renewable materials? It’s possible that I we just might be able to do that in the future because some scientists have already taken a step in that direction. it’s still going to take a while before we see this kind of battery out in the market. not just to listen but also to give advice to help you reach your financial goals. Lignin is a wooden waste product from the paper making process and can be used as insulators. pple recently broke new records with its stock market pricing when it increased its stock price by 2. “This was a time when even international text was limited.” Mendiola added. 1. Just the idea of it is pretty mind boggling! C Financial Advice Made Easy Through BPI’s Bankers Online Facebook App this by interconnecting online PCs to mobile phones via text. For those who've played the prequel. “We have seen that the use of social media has become an integral part of Filipinos’ everyday lives. we envision that BPI Bankers Online will democratize expert fi- B nancial advice and lead Filipinos to financial wellness with BPI as their adviser and partner. BPI VP and Brand BPI Division Head. Polypyrrole is a conductive organic polymer that can be used to store the charge. referring to the Facebook founder who in the early 2000s built the service for use among students at Harvard. First. “$50. AOL had to import talent from Silicon Valor MSN.” said Mendiola. then. fueled by rumors of upcoming new products that it is set to announce on September 12. after War is convicted and sent to purgatory for 100 years before being sent back to Earth by The Charred Council.” “Mark Zuckerberg and his group’s situation was unique to them. Chikka founder Denmuch that he could nis Mendiola at a recent sortie in UP Diliman for MVP’s “IDEASPACE. "We continue moving into the future to reach out to more Filipinos. your enemies drop coins. Only subsequently did they open it up to other colleges and high schools first in Boston and then across the US. Darksiders II turns from its previous protagonist War. BPI SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. It resulted in the highest valuation of any company in US history with a valuation of 623. Like in traditional action game style.” – something that didn’t enTelcos then were still cynical about joy popularity until recently with the us connecting to them from the Inemergence of smartphones. PLDT. John Allyza Marie Darksiders II Photo shows (from L-R): Dr. The game take place within the Underworld. Managing Director of MRM Worldwide. Simple tweaks like improving the way it looks to the overt changes like improving the technologies that run their devices. sell it to a merchant.com. an iPad mini. A great sequel all in all for a great game. Apple. you get a phantom grapple hook that allows you to swing from glowing hooks and extend your wall runs. “But now big Moreover. the battery still has problems retaining its charge when it is idle. ternet. if I understand correctly.000 US dollars. Though it was believed that the “title” was coined as a derogatory remark.velasco@me. Chikka sought to connect global and online Filipinos to folks back home who weren’t online but even in 1999 were avid texters. Brand BPI Digital Marketing Head. were all thinking of mobile ley. and Philex Mining. The group is looking to award the most innovative ideas not only with funding but also the cooperation of business. and the electrolyte in the middle. For me. as long as they follow their path of creative innovation. cathodes and anodes. Lastly. With the increasing concern on financial wellness. Meanwhile other Internet at dial-up speeds. First of all. Velasco Apple Is The Perfect Brand! al and psychological connection between the consumer and the brand. It is a must for a strong brand to continue to innovate its product line and showcase superiority in their category. Later. Chikka was far ahead of its time “The times were different. You will encounter dungeons and each dungeon requires that you figure out how to get from one point to the next. While the scientists have already made a prototype rechargeable battery using these materials. Ms. Apple rates highly in all accounts.15 dollars per share. BPI seeks to help improve financial literacy in the country by reaching out to the more than 27 million Filipinos on Facebook. also leads the pack. and better yet. Filipinos are not limited by having to physically visit a branch. One can easily surmise that the company that continues to deliver cool devices (that almost everyone would want to have) is at the peak of its financial health and is. Meralco. Users can go online to ask and get tips on wise money management. Both materials come from renewable sources and finding good uses for waste products is always a good thing.000 dollar servers and dial-up Internet” Mendiola joked that they would have built the Chikka prototype in his garage ala Silicon Valley. Ms. Just like the Green Movement’s focus on looking for clean and renewable energy sources. it simply showcases the loyalty people have over an iconic brand. this is only one part of the battery that they managed to find a potential renewable solution for. We have made ourselves available via Facebook. then Death. With the app now on Facebook. he said had net and a value-added text charge the support of Smart Communicafor mobile users. It surpassed market valuation of Microsoft in 1999 and the leading company Exxon by more than seven times is current valuation. you split yourself in three. Donald Patrick Lim. And we solved t’s always fun to find out about interesting developments in science and technology because it’s a sign that we’re always in pursuit for solutions to our problems and it constantly shows how amazing science and human creativity can be. is that all these batteries that power our everyday devices from flashlights and watches to our phones and computers are made of non-renewable materials. The Facebook app offers a means for Filipinos to ask their financial questions and to have personalized conversations with the bankers through a medium that is fast. to Death himself. subscribers to them. as opposed to Earth. we are in fact among the top users in the world. or sacrifice it to level up rare possessed weapons. " t first it was War.52 billion dollars. Why do I say Apple is the perfect brand? There are three reasons that I learned from my Marketing 101 that make for strong arguments to what a perfect brand should be.” he recalled. our servTop (OTT) to Over-the-Air (OTA) soers cost 50. they inform the other three Horseman of his fate. they were all online.much to a degree that they are called Apple-Fanboys. by utilizing the popular social networking site. A real need among Filipinos. And is not simply a strong brand but is a perfect brand. Facebook. then. believe it or not. an app that promises to make getting financial advice easier for Filipino Facebook users.” mercial success. wooing innovators. “OTT. with its very sensiLike the young entrepreneurs at ble revenue model – FREE from the IDEASPACE. Moreover. Apple products are obviously not cheap. Through the BPI Bankers Online app. and will continue to be so. The app also features a connection to BPI’s help desk for customers with account-related inquiries and other customer service concerns. For your comments and opinions. Death believes that his brother has been setup and is a victim of a con- A spiracy.” said Carmencita Gozar. Scientists from the Poznan University of Technology in Poland and the Linköping University in Sweden have been able to use two materials. reach me at jun. was the primary reason for the birth of the Internet-based text messaging solution we all know now as Chikka Text Messenger. with the U. But Mendiola also stressed how the new generation of students and young entrepreneurs have so Reliving the Dotcom Era. Groovetech By Jun P. After hearing of his brothers fate. Josephine Ocampo shares. “but for the mosquitoes. We’ve made banking transactions easy through our 24/7 Banking and now we go beyond transactions to make it easy for customers to understand and have a meaningful connection with us as their bank. and we had lution – PC to text. BPI bankers will then carefully respond to each query to ensure that users will receive only the best advice and solutions for their individual situations. a brand leverages its’ stronger financially footing by leading in innovation. several familiar characters will appear: such as Samael. As the storyline goes. and their resources are quite different. easy and convenient to use. you slash away at clawed creatures with primary and secondary weapons. VP and Brand BPI Division Head. Only one percent of Pinoys then instant messengers that run purely had Internet but text was booming. Uriel. to make a battery cathode. would either mean three possible things. however. that I anxiously wait for. Solve A Problem In Your Locality” hikka founder Dennis Mendiola brought the little gem of advice during his keynote at UP Diliman. appealing to the “me too” users. talking to a banker becomes as easy and relaxed as connecting with one’s Facebook friends.D2 The Babbling Introvert By Angelo Fernandez Technews “Wooden” Batteries EVERY MONDAY• August 27.000 dollars. Ms. industrial and technical experts from leading companies such as Smart. that it becomes the preferred product in that category. Lapas they came up with an Over-thetops cost 5. It has such a strong emotional appeal and connection with its users -. ank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has launched its newest game-changing innovation called BPI Bankers Online. polypyrrole and lignin. Secondly. In fact. tions who in 2000 became the first Chikka was acquired by PLDTtelco to open up their network and Smart ten years later in 2010. the problems they are trying to solve. the preferred company in its industry. Carmencita Gozar. you might like the news about an environmentally friendly new potential material for making batteries in the future.” Mendiola said. and Mr. 2012 Chikka Founder Rallies New Innovators “Think Of Services That Seek To Make Something Better. growing their wealth. My countdown to that day already started. Virginia Brocka. Chikka. Apple pretty much determines how pricing will be while the rest follows. armor. You run along walls and jump across beams. Would you have thought about using biological viruses to generate electricity? Don’t you think the amazing things 3D printing technology have done so far are great? Isn’t the recently discovered plastic eating fungus fascinating? If you are also fascinated by strange but smart solutions science has to offer. and weapons. “Do not model your projects after first world examples because their environment. or to those who would prefer the less pricey option. Death then sets out on an adventure to prove his brother's innocence. beyond the walls of BPI. So much so.S. one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. to me. at its current stage of development and innovation. This is essentially a strong point for any brand since with higher pricing it will enjoy better margins allowing it to move on to make next reason. “And Americans. Launching this app. Josephine Ocampo. Chikka’s OTT and companies are actually the ones OTA hybrid enjoyed instant comreaching out. we could very well see “wooden” batteries made from a renewable source used in the future. for IDEASPACE – the technology and entrepreneurship hub organized by the MVP-led Metro Pacific Investment Corporation. “With the bank’s 161 years of serving the Filipinos.” Instead he said he and his hacks holed up in the air-conditioned living room. BPI encourages these users to become more aware of their financial health and to seek the expert advice offered by the bank’s pool of friendly and knowledgeable bankers.

and gameplay. ’ve definitely caught the Uncharted fever. In terms of presentation. the “Everyday Computing” segment appeals to content-heavy and Web-browsing users who prefer a simple. honest. the CitiScape collection channels romance and chic Parisian fashion with the Philips CitiScape St. shoes that could keep track of one’s body parameters. To make things livelier. the application can be used when a user is out of range of land mobile radios. That’s all for the meantime. and Intel. an increase of 68 percent from the $16 billion forecast for 2012. So. which has had extensive experience in Telemedicine and Emergency Management. the audio quality of the Downtown is what makes it a must-have. Nathan Drake. this column dealt with interesting wearable technologies in the form of lightweight bulletproof clothing. making LG the world’s leader in terms of LTE technology. The decals of ledges and other obstacles are more pronounced making it easier to detect and traverse around the game world. the Acer-Intel Concept Store is the very first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region and boasts of a pioneering concept in PC retail segmentation. created something that it usually does not — something that does not kill.” says Franco Flameno. so that he can be safely monitored even if he or she is not wearing said clothing of if it is being subjected to needed cleansing activities. Taken too soon. making sure that the data gathering and sensor management parameters will deliver the right information at the right time to the right people. The defense contractor developed a mobile app for PCs. yet unfound but safe. Hopefully. folks. the Philips CitiScape Uptown “packs a mean punch with high precision sound. The way it drives and entertains players given its simple mechanics is a hard to find trait in today’s games. After selling about 4 million LTE in June. Only then would this person be brought back for either special care.Technews By Allan D. jeans or even boots. Inc. For example. landline phones to Internet phones). failed to sway the turn of events into something that would have filled our hearts with the greatest of joys.g. .. the story finds itself into the imagination of the players. it would provide all the important data to a specific nurse of doctor. the patient’s family would be kept assured that someone. inspired by classy and savvy urbanites. if it works according to the playbook. It includes an “Ultrabook” section that features ultra-responsive. The “Performance” segment. W I compared to the first one. this technology will prove itself to be both viable and relatively inexpensive. Officials from both companies confirmed that they are targeting to open more Acer-Intel Concept Stores within the year and even beyond. hanging for dear life on a train finding itself on the verge of falling into the craggy mountains of the Himalayas. the search for treasure is never a walk in the park as a ruthless war criminal is also enamored by the promised riches. Drake is also more than capable to jump. Music sets up the fast-paced action setting of the game. voice-acting. and Intel Philippines Country Manager Ricky Banaag. we’ve seen and reviewed about how the first of the series came to capture the hearts and minds of numerous gamers. Lastly. If you’re inspired by urban adventures that only the concrete jungle of New York City can give. and shotgun pistols are among the new weapons introduced.” Designed for use by first responders. Either way. With those in mind. Smartphones and eCommerce Consumers will spend $26. let us mourn as we must. If a recovering person were to wear this special line of clothing. Once again. Located at one of the biggest malls in Metro Manila. and sprint across impossible terrain. just don’t expect him to survive from falls. the Uptown.9 billion in online shopping in 2016. The hand-to-hand combat has been refurbished and streamlined. The Uptown is also equipped with MusicSeal that lets you keep every beat of your music to yourself. The Chronius Project centers around wearable items that are lined with special sensors that provide multi-parabolic sensor data that are fed through any communications device. the other Korean electronics giant. Few weeks back. The graphics are of high-quality and the game manages to run smoothly despite the amount of details placed in its surroundings. This set of headphones sets itself apart from the collection nicely as they are in-ear headphones inspired by Paris’ boho charm. Now. It is also the first in the series to introduce online competitive multiplayer. Rarer still are those who are able to retain their honesty after they had begun following this path. It also frees up valuable assets in hospitals. save a few minor improvements. making these headphones truly quite fashionable. This is one technology that can literally save lives. collaborated once again. The platforming or exploring part of the game is a bit more refined. Raytheon’s Virtual-Radio App Raytheon Co. Unchart- ed 2 is still a diamond in the midst of PS3 games. except in those instances when the term is affixed to one that belongs to the rarest breed of humans — honest men and women who chose public service for their career path. the nerve-cracking puzzles and challenges are also back to pick on the brains of the players. the worst of our fears was there rearing its ugly head. Naughty Dog decided to top up everything that defined the first game. let us be grateful for the years of selfless service he gave our country and people. faster delivery. and be made available to the public soon. 5 Million LTE Phones LG Electronics. the app lets emergency workers communicate with each other even when conventional two-way radios are not available or in range. one of Acer top resellers. The first Uncharted featured immersive storyline peppered with high quality graphics. United States and other markets with LTE service. Uncharted 2 takes players around various locations around the world for them to explore and fight in. So. with memory foam cushions that assure a comfortable fit and long-time listening every time. Guns were also added to the limited stock found in the first game. a set of communications systems Germain. You’ll find yourself more and more immersed as the plot unfolds. Furthermore. The home environment is certainly a much better one for a recovering patient. A more advanced iteration of this technology is the placing of sensors all over the home of a recovering patient. But amid our sorrow for his passing.the Festival Supermall at Alabang. Despite its age. in every form. thus giving birth to Uncharted 2. Much of Uncharted 2’s good qualities are found in its combat system. to special facilities that would otherwise be used in monitoring said patient. adding a few dozen hours into your game after you finish the singleplayer campaign. Though there may be times that some texture popping occurs. With its focus on wireless markets that include LTE service. and would also trigger a special alarm if any of the patient’s vital signs show deterioration. But we chose to be optimist.. Similarly. Soundwise. Inc. The breakneck pace known from the first Uncharted is still encrusted into this game. if only for the fact that he or she will be surrounded by family and given care that goes beyond what a hospital can give. thin yet ultra-powerful Ultrabooks that are the current toast of PC enthusiasts all over the world today. Part of Raytheon’s Interoperability Communications Suite. this game is a must play for all PS3 owners. The Downtown comes in a sleek and sophisticated design that you can easily match with free-flowing dresses. The prototype for the Chronius System has been completed and is now undergoing a series of trials. Germain as “funky and elegant. We lost an honest politician. on the other hand. or even kept in place after doctors and/ or specialists are able to track down the problem(s). A lot of credit also goes to the fact that more people are now using smartphones to shop. represented here in the country by Acer (Philippines). Erik Chua. This special type of clothing allows a patient recovering from a health problem to be released from hospital care into the more patientfriendly environment of the home. and dedicated government officials can still emerge. Stealth also plays an integral part with some of the levels requiring the player to proceed without raising the alarm. or obliterate people. Before the end of this year.. maim. climb. the company sold a million more in July (roughly. the music and the voice-acting are of top-notch cinematic quality. Francisco EVERY MONDAY • August 27. Uncharted 2 follows and improves upon its prequel. Our supplications. Flameno describes the St. More exciting for smartphone makers is the market research firm’s forecast that 57 percent of those who shop online use their smartphones in doing so. we will deal with a very timely and interesting line of clothing that could possible save lives – by monitoring vital body functions through the use of special sensors. tablets. even relatives. from laptop and desktop computers. And best of all. Let us thank him for reminding us that out of our race. Japan. says Flameno. Boomer Gen Jose Ma J Fernandez Clothing Keeps Tabs On Health n the past. laid-back yet efficient daily computer usage.” and explains that it is designed to give total comfort while producing soft and natural sound. The Korean company holds LTE-related patents that are worth more than $8 billion. it can come from across the globe— from the streets of New York to Tokyo and Paris. Home Office (SOHO) products that assure fast and reliable business performance. what help convince consumers to shop online instead of visiting their favorite retail outlets? Frost & Sullivan’s research revealed that consumers prefer ecommerce setting over the usual shopping because of the convenience online shopping offers. Shown in photo are (from left) Acer (Philippines). and generally lower prices. and smartphones that can turn these gadgets into “virtual radios. Philips Consumer Lifestyle Philippines. (“Honest politician” will always be an oxymoron. Business Development Manager for Lifestyle Entertainment. would always be watching or monitoring their loved ones. hopeful for the next two days. Alabang —Tech giants Acer. General Manager Manuel Wong. plus the management of Health Care centers. the music-loving fashion junkie can get a taste of the world’s most loved urban cultures with the Philips CitiScape headphones collection. There is also a “Professional” segment where one can find Small Office. The growing popularity of LTE technology and compatible smartphones means some good news for LG. this time by opening the innovative Acer-Intel Concept Store. highlights the graphic and application-intensive PCs for those who prefer hardworking and performance-powered computer units. our crying out to heaven for his safety and eventual return. It’s easy to learn. said it sold more than 5 million LTE smartphones to date. Uncharted 2 begins with the protagonist. and even eyewear that could contain all sorts of electronic and communications media. The game is basically the same Smartphone eCommerce hen news broke about how the plane that was supposed to bring him home to Naga City disappeared somewhere off Masbate Island. Other partners in the consortium have extensive knowledge about the care and management of serious diseases. The plot of the game revolves around Marco Polo’s alleged discovery of the mystical city of Shambhala. Unlike the first Uncharted. about one LTE smartphone every 2 ½ seconds. From America to Europe. ultrasleek. the company offers more than 10 LTE phone models in Korea. faithful. 2012 D3 Uncharted 2: Raising The Ante designed to let users communicate across different systems and networks (e.” says Flameno. Again. Muntinlupa City.) Manoy Jesse is no longer with us. which takes place on a single island. while cut-scenes and in-game voiceovers appear to be natural and akin to their respective characters. he and his companions were instead carried off by the strong currents to an uncharted island. from doctors and nurses I Acer-Intel Concept Store launched at Festival Supermall. Drake and his companions find themselves attracted to the immense riches offered by the city. We prayed that instead of falling deep into the sea’s watery embrace. LG was able to grow its sales by offering a wide range of LTE phone models designed to meet different consumer needs. The game then proceeds to tell the events that led to the disaster with Drake being tasked to recover a specific map. alas. the world’s most renowned computer chip maker. President of Gigahertz Computer Corp. crossbows. Join me again next time as we keep on watching IT. Sometimes. yet satisfying and challenging to play. The project is being spearheaded by TBS Group. (JG Felongco) Make The Streets Your Runway Inspiration comes from everything. the results of the prototype work and experiments will be brought to light. Riot shields. “The Downtown gives just the right touch of the smart-casual street style that New York is known for. And according to Philips Consumer Lifestyle. Again. Philips promises that the Philips CitiScape Downtown headphones will allow you to experience NYC wherever you may be. sports an anti-tangle cable and air-quilted headband. according to Frost & Sullivan. all that we have left are memories of how he gave and valued public service above all else. or even one’s Smartphone.

“We are truly proud of this achievement as we continue to provide the best online services to our clients. In the corporate/institutional category.5-million texts get sent in a minute even when these mobile phone users shouldn’t be doing so. and 17% were peeved by people texting in the cinemas. SI-ECS has announcesdthe availability of Acer P7203 projector specifically designed for installation in auditoriums. three in four adults admit to talking or texting behind the wheel. you The P7203B features Acer Color Boost II + technology with true 6-segment color wheel and BrilliantColor DLP DarkChip offer the latest standard in digital projection optimized color performance for rich. It also comes with a Presenter View which allow users to manipulate slides. Similarly. one of five people has dropped their device in the toilet. so that we can easily answer calls or texts. There is a wide variety of connections with two of the newer HDMI connections and a DVI on board but they haven’t skimped on the analogue connections with a dedicated component connector two VGA in one out plus composite and S-video. as well as the Best Corporate/ Institutional Internet Bank for the 6th straight year iti Philippines is the Best Consumer Internet Bank and the Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank in the country. The new Excel also offers a collection of designed template where users can use it for budgets. “Citi’s 200-year legacy is marked by innovations that helped shape the world and connect people across markets. Although the P7203B is incredibly powerful it is whisper quiet with an amazing noise level of just 29dB on economic mode and 34dB on high brightness mode. “The continuing improvements in Internet offerings represented by this year’s entries show that more significant Internet banking developments are still ahead of us. and separately for the IA-32 and x86-64 versions of Windows. And a "Touch Mode" so that users can navigate through their documents with their fingers. 2012 Acer Projector For Large Crowds hen you think they can't think of anything new. Therefore.Office 2013 codenamed Office 15 which will be launched very soon. if necessary. The unit has an awe inspiring 5000 ANSI lumen brightness level. For presenters with better things to do than waiting for a projector to cool down Acer have added “Instant Pack “ to the features list on the P7203B. And of course. vivid and brilliant colors. as adjudged by New-York based media company Global Finance. Another feature is called "Object Zoom" which allow the users to zoom in objects by simply double clicking them. equates to 247.15x zoom lens allows for a larger image at a closer distance or a smaller one from further away. Since most monitors and projectors nowadays are widescreen. It also comes with Recommend Charts and PivotTables to help decide the best way to visualize data. three in four adults admit to using cell phones while in the restroom to text. the P7 Series complies with the Crestron Network System so you can control the projector over LAN or Wi-Fi. evidence of tangible benefits gained from Internet initiatives. large conference and class rooms and offers a very bright. Citi was also named Best Trade Finance Services.6 seconds to finish a text and get a driver’s eyes off the road? Though it seems a short duration. email marketing@ msi-ecs. Imagine. On the Road – Similarly. even while the projector remains ceiling-mounted.” said Joseph D. In School – Onlinecollege. Outlook 15 comes with a new feature called Peeks. A new feature in W Excel 15 is called "Flash Fill" which simplifies reformatting and rearranging of data. which makes it easy to share files to your friends or co-workers . Consequently. success in getting clients to use web offerings. Instant Pack allows you to unplug and pack up without having to wait around for cooling. (Glenn Richmond Ong) Citi Philippines Scores Double Global Finance’s World’s Best Internet Bank Awards Citi Philippines has won Global Finance’s Best Consumer Internet Bank for 7 years. or play games.” added Vohra. 90% of users think they have excellent mobile manners. The keystone correction feature eliminates distortions resulting from elevated or side projection. I think most of us may be guilty of it as well. it is said that the average person talks at least three times louder on a cellphone. TouchMode also comes with OneNote. The Expand & Collapse function gives users an easy option to hide or reveal paragraphs under their headings. and forgetting we need to rush for work or school.it's built for the cloud. The new Outlook 15 also comes with animations and New Context Commands. Microsoft also brought new features to OneNote like preparing a Metro style to OneNote for Windows 8 users. tech wise. publisher of Global Finance. The first thing some of us do upon waking up is to check our phone for texts. just like Word. Touch Mode in Excel is also present. Excel Charts also comes with animation. As an added bonus the P7203B includes vertical and M horizontal lens shift allowing you to adjust the image without the need for keystoning up to 15%(H) and 20%(V) both Vertical and Horizontal Keystone correction [+/-40 Degrees Vertical. Office 2013 will be available as part of Windows RT for ARM processors. it seems like more and more people are prioritizing technology over real-life interactions. and Read Mode as well. The World’s Best Internet Bank Award is now on its 13th year. So what's new with Office 15? Simply put . This is the 7th win for Citi in the consumer category while it has cornered the corporate category for 6 consecutive years.” According to Global Finance. Acer projectors are distributed in the Philipines through MSI-ECS. giving you more flexibility with placement. and worse. For wireless convenience. It also comes with a Weather bar to allow users check weather condition on certain dates before accepting or setting appointments. a huge number of people have felt uncomfortable in overhearing a personal conversation that should have been taken privately. For Word lovers. details of people they are emailing and review tasks all in one screen. The P7203B comes with the required base mounting holes so can be ceiling mounted.Office 15 EVERY MONDAY• August 27. accidents may happen in a snap of a finger. And yet. Interesting enough.5-million US cellphones that have visited the comfort rooms together with its owners. saving files to SkyDrive is the default destination and not C:drive. tweets and Facebook likes. That. breadth of product offerings. With the increase in number of tech devices coming out month after month also comes the rapid rise of mobile internet users. templates and most recently viewed presentations. Powerpoint also comes with Start Experience for quick access to users favorite files. The new Excel 15 also comes with new features like the Quick Analysis Lens that allow users to access ways on how to visualize represent data. From phone calls at inappropriate times of the night and loud conversations at public places to rude texting at the middle of a face to face conversation. the new Powerpoint 15 has a new aspect ratio . Touch Mode is also present with Powerpoint 15 so that presenters can move through slides and presentations using a touch screen or tablet PC. here's the new office productivity suite from Microsoft . perfect for even large venue use where a bright room and large screen size are a must. growth of online customers. 22% have also been bothered by others playing games or listening to music sans headphones. Most of us would probably know someone or have interacted with a person who just doesn’t seem to have any manners. the banks were judged based on strength of strategy for attracting and servicing online customers. and web site design and functionality. C we have introduced technological advancements opening customers to global banking solutions and changing the landscape to be at par with global standards. view notes and others without the audience seeing it. reports and calendars. high contrast projection without darkening the room. Microsoft added some cool features like "Read Mode" where it provides easy reading by removing distractions from the user interface. forms. For starters.” related Citi Country Officer for the Philippines Sanjiv Vohra. Best Web Site Design and Best in Mobile Banking in Asia. In the Restroom – As if mobile phones and tablets aren’t with us most of the time. Global Finance works with a panel of judges at Infosys to evaluate entries and select the winners.ph Mobile Manners How many times have we been told that using a mobile phone while class is in session or while driving is prohibited? How much time have we wasted looking down to our tablets to answer emails and play games? The answer is – a lot! Indeed. We feel technologically secured when our phones are beside us. can also use the Remote Desktop feature to access content from any PC that’s connected to the projector via LAN or Wi-Fi and has launched the Acer eProjection utility. video. In the Philippines.D4 By Jerry Liao Technews Productivity In Cloud -. Did you know that it only takes an average of 4. Table support has been enhanced allowing users to sort. or presentations. It also comes with "Resume Reading" function that will allow you to start from where you left off. “The Internet has transformed the way many consumers and most businesses bank. .all you need to do hit File. The Track Changes feature now comes with a Reply Comments feature to help users track comments. one of those ten still texts even during an exam. Acer’s projectors aim to promote green light source technology without compromising performance. The P7203B features a detailed XGA resolution. we are all plugged into the Internet and technology world today.16:9 by default. It also comes with Inline Replies so that users to reply to emails in one click. Do you see yourself being a contributor to such unethical manners of tech users? Let me know via Twitter @GlennOng. For product information and availability. At Home – Like the three in four college students reportedly sleeping with their phones in or by their bed. share and choose between two options "Get link" or "Invite people". Giarraputo. It also comes with Auto-Updating to let users see content previews from Excel and Visio files. It may have given so much advantage to those who are tech savvy and workaholic individuals. The 1. Citi in Asia Pacific also bagged the Best Information Security Initiatives for the consumer category. email. +/-15 Degrees Horizontal] allowing easy setup for an off center installation. org reports that 3. allowing users to view their schedule. Let us examine some of the new features: Office 15 focusses heavily on the cloud capabilities. What’s more. then. be able to add headers and to convert OneNote table into an attached spreadsheet. Acer Color Boost II + technology with true 6-segment color wheel and BrilliantColor DLP DarkChip offer the latest standard in digital projection optimized color performance for rich. vivid and brilliant colors. through all these facts and figures. nine of ten students text while they are in class.com. With its Side-Loading Lamp design makes lamp replacement trouble-free. but it may also have served as a channel for the rise of cellphone bad mannerisms. perfect for larger screen sizes and detailed pictures. since the time we first introduced the convenience of electronic banking in 1983. Don’t wait for it to happen before you learn it the hard way.

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“A NEW FLAVOUR OF SOUND” on its YouTube channel. persevere and make their dreams come true. Samsung’s new vacuum tube amplifier technology provides a warmer.” the video used a high-speed camera shooting 1. WMA and WAV file formats. expressed optimism that the presence of Gee could inspire startup founders to focus on execution.0 And Is Even Compatible With Airplay Technology featuring Emma Watson).me founder Garrett Gee talks about the ups and downs of putting up a tech startup business during the first Kickstart Startup Mixer Event. Craig connects a Samsung Galaxy SII smartphone to the high-gloss.” Allowing audio enthusiasts to enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard. To a question about failure.” the video reaches its climax at the same time the music does—as Craig. Inc. The video stars George Craig. we’re proud to provide consumers around the world with superior sound quality that can be enjoyed in the home. and is the reason we’re organizing Kickstart Startup Mixers. “You & Me. "This singular purpose underpins ilipino-American technopreneur and Scan. surprisingly bursts into a huge explosion of chocolate. Samsung brought specialists in explosion technology to help with this project.” Through the Kickstart Startup Mixers. and the political. the DA-E750 is the world’s first dual-docking system for the premium audiophile that supports both Samsung GALAXY devices and Apple iOS devices—via both docked and wireless connectivity. The sleek high gloss wood finish is available in either mahogany color which is accentuated by the warm glow from the vacuum tubes inside the docks when in operation. Gee revealed that setbacks are a necessary part of a founder’s journey.000 frames-per-second. we all need to meet new people and share our talents. the visually-stunning video marks the global launch of Samsung’s inaugural entry into premium audio market. harsh sound distortions—while its 2. economic. It’s only a failure if you give up. One Night Only is a British indie rock band and released famous singles like “You&me” (2007). The DA-E750 also reduces unnecessary.. more natural sound compared to conventional audio systems that use transistors. amsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) launched its new premium Wireless Audio with Dock today that incorporates its vacuum tube amplifier technology. com founder Garrett Gee advised local technopreneurs to focus on building their businesses and executing their ideas instead of wasting time debating on new ways of doing things. the video follows Craig as he mysteriously and excitedly cleans his living space then covers everything with white sheets.1-channel woven glass fiber speakers and powerful built-in subwoofer produce 100 watts of crystal-clear sound with enhanced bass for a quality music experience. so to help launch the product by partnering with Samsung on this video is both exciting and an honor. gave a brief background on the Embassy’s Speaker Program. I was immediately awe-struck by the sleek. “Just For Tonight” (2008) and “Say You Don’t Want it “(2010. US Embassy Host Fil-Am Startup Founder you. supporting wireless audio file playback via AllShare for Samsung GALAXY devices and AirPlay for Apple devices. Near Field Communication (NFC).” said George Craig. You need the failures to learn what you can and can’t do. Bluetooth 3. After the room appears to be ready for an unexplained mess. Scan creates web and mobile tools to enable enterprises and individuals to benefit from mobile transaction technologies such as Quick Response (QR) Code. Make it up and running as fast as possible. the DA-E750 reduces unnecessary. Tap the service that is available. policies and institutions. passions and energies to create an exciting new environment that supports creative. chocolaty woodcolored Audio with Dock—then sits back to experience the warm and rich flavor of high-quality sound that follows. to vividly capture every detail of the powerful chocolate explosion.7 million in seed funding when it started in early 2011. 2012 DA-E550 DA-E650 Samsung Launches Wireless Audio With Dock Featuring Vacuum Tube Technology Wireless Audio With Dock Also Features Enhanced Wireless Content Sharing With Allshare Play. . offering natural and harmonious sound qualities. DA-E570. If you don’t love your startup and your startup is not your baby. all the community activities of Kickstart. yet retro design. or via Bluetooth® 3. Kickstart is a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom. “I became an instant fan after hearing the amazing and smooth sound the DA-E750 delivers. you’re really wasting your time. society. George Craig is the lead singer of British band “One Night Only” and model for Burberry.0 for additional devices. Pleasing to any audiophile. GEORGE CRAIG STARS IN NEW SAMSUNG Wireless Audio with Dock VIDEO Samsung also debuted a short film titled. Other Wireless Audio Dock models are also available such as the DAE550. Fittingly shot in Belgium. Economic Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America in Manila. Utahbased Scan. With the DAE750 launch. and DA-E650. To bring the chocolate-bursting scene to life. “The DA-E750 is a world-class audio system that underscores Samsung’s commitment to extend its strong leadership in the premium market. “I told you about the ten companies who signed up with us. A first-class Wireless Audio with Dock. Starring George Craig. “As audio is an integral part of the overall home entertainment experience. Delivering a total wireless solution. “When I first saw Samsung’s Wireless Audio with Dock. Gee came to the Philippines as part of the US Embassy’s Speaker Program designed to promote understanding of US culture. and is the world’s first dual docking system that supports both Samsung GALAXY devices and Apple iOS devices. but not about the hundred who declined. among others. “The Country of Chocolate. the DA-E750 provides superior convenience. that breaks down barriers and bridges gaps.” Featuring the One Night Only song. Do things. you’re gonna lose out. Kickstart intends to co-create a viable ecosystem for startups in the Philippines – one that is built upon the unique talents and capabilities that everyone in the community brings. rich sound that Samsung’s Wireless Audio with Dock delivers is exemplified by the inclusion of chocolate in the video—and the notion that the users’ sound experience will be intensely palpable with the DA-E750. deeply involved in the music and the powerful pumping sound. you need to find another one. SEPCO Product Marketing Head .D6 Technews EVERY MONDAY• August 27. President of Kickstart. that collaborates to create a dynamic new culture of innovation that focuses on getting things done. which received US$1. “If you’re wasting time on your startup and you’re not building your business. “We’re building a community of trust. The DA-E750 Wireless Audio with Dock includes Samsung’s hybrid vacuum tube amplifier technology. 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and inside our hearts and souls. some are rare while others are ordinary that we could trace back to our respective beginnings.. We would laugh and smile at our sentimental and funny stories that we could only tell in the garden. what is a garden without insects and little animals seeking refuge in its lush and opulent arms? A rare visit from a snake would scare us. to see to the best use of tax and borrowed money. however. Ferdinand Marcos defeated Macapagal in the hotly contested 1965 election. Your Honor. I had the privilege of working with a good number of such exemplary persons in 30 years of government service. but I want you to stay. among us.” The Budget Commission was (as the DBM now is) a powerful and sensitive agency. The enchantment. e met only occasionally at business and social functions and I never worked with him. As if a certain part of our lives is entwined among the roots. Marcos was representing a businessman who wanted foreign exchange for a low-priority consumer goods import. We have a handful species of Orchids and common flowers that can be found in everyone’s backyard. Marcos never forgot it and decided he wanted people like SyChangco on his team. JAIME C. when out of nowhere at nightfall. With the Congressional debate about to begin on the President’s two trillion peso (twelve zeros) budget for 2013. the Lemon Grass. Jesse Robredo.E-2 Arts • Culture Monday. the Budget Commissioner defended the President’s budget in Congress. then a practicing lawyer and Senator. President. when plants and flowers are about to sleep. or say anything. 2012 WALA LANG DR. Commissioner SyChangco was one of the few Cabinet members and only Budget Office Head to serve under successive Presidents (belonging to opposing parties. It does not complain. (My wife and I would wonder how we were able to cram them together in a very small space). The story is told of Senator Emmanuel Pelaez grilling him. August 27. we lost almost everything. travel. every one would be quarrelling. turning Senator-lawyer and client down. The Department of Budget and W Stories. too). Like many civil servants of yore. was no richer when he left than when he assumed office. To get dollars for anything (imports. DE LEON Assistant Editor MALOU E. (Cont'd from page E-1) Last summer. FS: “Mr. the garden has also become the refuge of our harried souls from the threatening forces of human existence. and a truant bee or butterfly would complete and give an alluring smile to our garden with its budding flowers. In my lowest moments. The same ancestor of plants and flowers in the garden. estrangement and reconciliation. for example. goals. an exotic green frog would fascinate us. FM: “I know. SyChangco disapproved the application. The name SyChangco no longer rings a bell.” End of interrogation.8 billion years ago. are you sure you want to reappoint me. Our garden. nocturnal flashes of tiny lights emitted by the fireflies would hover above our garden – the mesmeric sight is utterly magical! Occasionally. Some species of orchids in our garden The same birds would come back on rainy season as if they left something in the garden or the garden left something on them.. LAyA A Salute to Honorable Civil Servants – May Their Tribe Increase Management (DBM) was then known as Budget Commission. however small in size. the Duwao (Yellow Ginger). loss and hope. The garden has become a symbol of renewal of our commitment to embrace each other’s defeat or victory. the Chili Pepper. Our garden has become the second home to some orphaned and itinerant little animals and insects. and the young and growing fruit trees.” EP: “I have the figure here – it’s P4 billion. and branches of the garden. and Santol. responsible for creating oxygen and stimulating the biodiversity in our planet. “Had I repeated everything I heard. Commissioner SyChangco was a kindly and charming gentleman and could get away with anything. and programs.” Up till the 1960s. stems. confiding. He had been Budget Commissioner under President Diosdado Macapagal. We have also the Pandan. the garden is more visible than the people that I cared and loved. The incident speaks well of both men. The Filipino people deser ve more Robredos and SyChangcos. when everything seems distant and aloof. the garden is always there listening to our tears and laughter. ph. a man who gave of himself with honor and distinction. like Mango. meandering sparrows and bluebirds would come and perch in our garden on sunny days. I said also that the scent of Dama de El Día at daytime is reminiscent of my impish childhood. the Alugbati (Malabar Nightshade). It has witnessed our joys and sorrows. she uprooted it from her parents’ orchard. We have different types of plants. SyChangco was with the Central Bank Import Control Office when Marcos. but I join the many who have and mourn the loss of Sec.” FS: “That’s exactly what I said Your Honor. ROSAL Section Editors Fashion / i • JOYCE L. It is just there in acquiescent silence.com. Commissioner?” FS: “More than two billion. the exchange rate was fixed at USD1. sighs and regrets. Comments are cordially invited. anything) one had to line up at the Central Bank for a dollar allocation. I could cry in its quietude or fondle the petals of a wilting flower the way my late mother used to caress my forehead when I am sad or sick. I thought I’d write about the 1960s-1970s budget chief. he did his job quietly and well.00=PhP2. FERNANDEZ Celebrations & Events • MARBEE SHING-GO Home & Garden • DENNIS LADAW Dining • GENE GONZALEZ Wellbeing • ROWENA BAUTISTA-ALCARAZ Moms & Kids • AMYLINE QUIEN CHING Travel & Tourism • Arts & Culture Our flooded garden near the creek . that paved the beginning of life in our uninhabitable planet 3. He was a peacemaker. needless to mention the inestimable damage incurred by the previous floods caused by the Typhoon Ondoy. the bonsai Lemoncito. intermittently rustling its flimsy arms against the nomadic winds. foreign exchange was scarce. Marcos called SyChangco and asked him to continue as Commissioner. the Dama de Noche arrived from my wife’s province. Lansones. sad for a respected and dedicated professional who devoted his life to the public service. Faustino SyChangco. I released millions of pesos to defeat your candidacy. In some instances in the past. Come summer or rainy season. is yet to come. departures and arrivals. approached him. addressed to walalang@mb. Mr. She said that the mystical scent of the flower at night is reminiscent of her blissful and gloomy childhood. Ah. and to live with value and meaning within our family and fellow human beings. to love in sickness or in health. Then as now.00 and exchange controls were in force. On assuming office. screams and whispers. more than two billion. gave hope to all the potential life forms to flourish on Earth. A President depends on it to prepare a budget consistent with his administration’s vision. judge. strategy. but not our plants and flowers in the garden. study. Their wet and resilient foliage would glimmer with verdant colors and sparkle of life despite the looming countenance of the grieving sky. It is a symbol of birthing as much as a symbol of hope within our changing society and environment. but the memories and stories of the garden would always bring us together. It is like a child that grows with us. and to ensure that funds are released to the right agencies and in the right amounts. my wife and I were almost fallen apart. is our little genesis of HOPE! When the recent deluge submerged our village for the second time. And like these little creatures. EP: “How much is the budget deficit. A blue-green photosynthetic bacterium called Cyanobacteria. How I wish we could always hold on to that magnificent beauty in the midst of its painfully delicate sight! Editor ISABEL C. We could only watch them (from the second floor of our house) tiptoeing and submerging amid the gradual ascent of the murky waters. during the Archean geologic period.

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The participants of the Kabataang Gitarista Program should have the following qualifications: 12 to 17 years old. there were no such insinuations in the show. I’m optimistic though that the way things are in the industry. at the CCP Complex.Special Project Officer 3/F Philippine Postal Corporation. The students shall be under the tutelage of well respected classical guitar arranger and professor Maestro Jose Valdez.m. possess high interest in learning the classical guitar on a regular basis.cervantes. I don’t think Ping Lacson would go down to that level.artist.ph or (UPU) www. Liwasang Bonifacio 1000 Manila. I had with me one of his earlier albums titled "Impressions" and half deciding whether I should seek for an autograph of a fellow entertainer never mind if it’s embarrassing considering my stature then.I finally met with my idol when he had a gala show at the Manila Hotel and two more at the Folk Arts Theater.. com Korean Cooking Classes At The Korean Cultural Center As part of its effort to promote Korean culture in the Philippines. All winners will also be awarded medals. “La hija del engaño (Daughter of Deceit).There were other instances where public speculations of me standing in for his absence filled the grapevine especially when he supposedly had a medical operation and made himself scarce even to media people. The audience laughed so hard and I haven’t started the show yet. im Nadera: What are your most unforgettable experiences in doing the following celebrities: Willie Nepomuceno: Maybe I should only cite the more memorable ones: (1) DOLPHY: When it comes to self-deprecating humor. He’s such a charismatic man. I asked again. "Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog)" and dazzled ever since. A month or so after I did an FPJ-Erap act. That was one gem that stood out in my music V room for years. that I embarrassed him before his friends in the industry who watched my performance.00 and third prizeP5. second prize. A Classical Guitar Program for the Youth.Arts • Culture Monday. Whenever I do impressions of him in my shows.” That was the funniest punchline I ever heard. 2012 E-3 MALAY VIM NADERA Will The Real Willie Nepomuceno Please Stand Up? (Last part) then we would hug each other when we cross paths. Among the included recipes are kimchi. They insisted. It must not exceed the limit of 800 words in length in the form of a letter-typewritten. All screenings (in Spanish with English subtitles) will be held at Instituto Cervantes’ Salón de Actos every Saturday at 2 p. He fled to the US during the Spanish Civil War and moved to Mexico in the late 40s where he lived and worked until his death in 1983. the Korean Cultural Center is offering a series of cooking classes featuring Korea’s well-loved dishes. Is this a veiled threat? No. For more information. 2012 to: Office of the Assistant Postmaster General for Operations c/o Ms. When the Dovie Beams love tape was played over DZUP during the Diliman Commune. (2) SAMMY DAVIS. The Center may also be reached at info@koreanculture. Ermita. if I survived the much feared Dictator why can’t I survive his mildmannered cousin. soy sauce-braised sardine with radish and chili (samchi-jorim) and bibimbap.” However the “social commentator in me prevailed that this a job I had to do. a humanistic study of the failure of Catholicism that went on to win the Grand Prix International at the 1959 Cannes Film Festival. Each two-hour session consists of two dishes at P300-P500 per session inclusive of the ingredients. I’d still ignore the request. At one time. they just referred the matter to their lawyers and they’re requesting for a disclaimer. so I read the letter. Registration starts at 7:30 AM. pork backbone soup (gamjatang). Phlpost Launches International Letter Writing Contest The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) invites students 15-years old and below to join the 42nd Universal Postal Union (UPU) International Letter Writing Competition for Young People. The film cycle opens on September 1 with “Nazarin”. under the newly established Arts Education Department of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. you simply can’t afford to get mad at him.00. He practically lost his credibility denying it was me instead of him making the pronouncements. I was. Spanish-born Buñuel collaborated with Salvador Dali on his first film.. The first prize winner will receive P15. The compositions must be recent and original letters written in English according to the theme of the competition. In one gag. he whispered “high five tayo. He was perceived to be a psy war expert and a “pikon. (6) FIDEL V.” The following day all front pages of national dailies carried our twin photo. int/letter writing/en/index. be at least average or higher in scholastic standing.M. Screening on September 8 is the 1951 drama film. I can feel the overwhelming love of the audience for him. Interested Music Teachers are also invited to observe and participate. Showing on September 22. free of charge. Much to my surprise. "The Great Madcap" belongs to the genre of comedy which follows the story of a profligate rich man and his money-grubbing family. May mga eager beaver lang siguro na nagpapalakas. I watched all three. The winning piece will be sent by PHLPost as the Philippines’ official entry in the worldwide letter writing competition to be held in Berne.training@gmail. that’s why I always savor being the Comedy King. I am not Willie Nepomuceno. Personally. Forty students shall be accepted to the Program from Manila and Pasay City public High Schools. is organizing theKabataang Gitarista Program. Now he even sends me lechon on my birthdays. . Manila. The last one happened during the tailend of Edsa 1 when only his voice was answering media questions as to his whereabouts. he was supposed to drench my face with a glass of wine but I refused because I still have other gags to shoot and it will ruin my prosthetic make up and wig. In the first place.000. Admission to all the screenings is FREE on a FIRST-COME. It was a disclaimer on the Senator’s much rumored gender preference. possess good moral character. Jocelyn E.. JR.000. FIRSTSERVED basis. And when he was put on live television he had to say “as you can see. instead of shaking my hand. considered as one of the greatest of all time.ph.00 cash. please call 5261482 or visithttp://manila. I said I don’t do that and ask if it was a threat. Kabataang Gitarista The Artist Training Division. VN: What are the chances of an impersonator becoming a National Artist? WN: That’ll be the day. should own a guitar with nylon strings and be able to bring it to the weekly lessons. The 2013 competition asks young people to write a letter to someone to tell them “why water is precious”..” This movie is about a father who abandons his daughter after his adulterous wife spitefully informs him that their daughter is not his. which offers free weekly classical guitar lessons to interested public High School students. . is Buñuel’s visually intoxicating creation “La ilusión viaja en tranvía (Illusion Travels by Streetcar). He told me it’s been done to him innumerable times and worst because the water had even been gargled before it was spat on his face.. 527-0108/527-0059 /527-0074. (5) FERDINAND MARCOS: I do him with much passion because I have a cause that goes with it. That day when I met him face to face like a mirror I said to myself I’d simply shake his hand after my act and no longer sit beside him for the media photo op. After all. . this special line-up explores the work of the film director. can commit to the program for at least one year. I thought he could no longer ignore me and I was looking forward to the opportunity of reconciling with him anyway.es Instituto Cervantes de Manila is at 855 T.koreanculture. we reconciled at the intercession of his PR man when he became Vice President and since Instituto Cervantes gives tribute to Spanish-born director Luis Buñuel Instituto Cervantes de Manila and the Mexican Embassy in the Philippines pay tribute to the achievements of Spanish director Luis Buñuel by showcasing a retrospective of his cinematic creations every Saturday for the whole month of September. I was an activist and that time was my baptism of fire in politics even before he declared Martial Law. Starting on August 25. bulgogi. Malacanang Palace defenders were quick to say it was only me faking the supposed scandalous tape. For more information. please visit the website at: www. The cooking classes will be on Tuesdays.” Naturally I would agree because they’re high-ranking officials but if I have a gig the next day.P10. I listened to my heart. of course. reluctant to do it but he insisted. politely though. (4) PANFILO “PING” LACSON: First I got a call from his staff early in the morning telling me they learned I was doing an impression of their boss in my show and they would want me to announce some sort of a disclaimer before the show begins. we just want you to read a letter from the Senator. I told them I have high respect for Senator Ping and I was worried their request would boomerang instead. GSIS Building. Dolphy is tops and that was what has kept him as the King of Comedy. so I did. Kalaw St.ph or through 555-1711 for inquiries. the weekly lessons takes place every Saturday from 8 AM to 10:30 AM at the GSIS Theater Lobby. He said no.philpost. For a complete list of dishes and enrollment requirements please visit www. All entries must be mailed at any post offices nationwide by Express or Registered Mail not later than October 9.shtml or call Tel. I’ll finally get The National Arthritis Award. Switzerland. Cacho. I was formally dressed for the Gala and the audience were observing my reactions since I practically do what he does -impressions of singers. He has always been my inspiration so I ran towards him when he got down and had my album signed. He readily volunteered to take my place since we were doing a double mirror gag. Since then he would always ignore me even in formal gatherings.gov. I couldn’t believe he would skip my hand even when I was seated in between the two Senators. since I was seated with his fellow Senators when he arrived. until Ondoy swept it away.” The film cycle concludes on September 29 with “El Gran Calavera (The Great Madcap).000.

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He now runs a branch of the family business specializing in religious statues. so much so that it was declared the Carving Capital of the Philippines on March 15. A woodcarver draws on a piece of wood. He’s also training his three sons to carve and hopefully become the next generation of Paete’s woodcarvers. August 27. plotting where to cut and carve. DE LEON LIFESTYLE Text and photos by RANEIL ANtONIO IBAy ayo po ba si Mang Paloy?” the man asks as he gingerly walks into the wood carver’s Paete shop. whose name was derived after a chisel or paet. Paete. transforming it yet into an(Turn to page F-2) “K Carving Future The The . or Mang Paloy is a third generation woodcarver having learned to carve from his father at a young age. It is famous for its sweet lanzones and its finely crafted woodcrafts. is a small town on the northeastern part of Laguna. 2012 Editor: ISABEL C. It turns out that he’s accompanying someone from the south to commission a religious statue. Justino Cagayat Jr. 2005.ARTS • CULTURE F1 • Monday.

it’s understandable that they would feel the need to get together every once in a while. from 9am to 6pm. sausages. being one of the more easily accessible islands in the area. emmental.bencabmuseum. the occasion celebrated all things Switzerland. email bencabartfoundation@gmail.. and fondue). gravyladen meatloaf. religion and current concerns to create works with layered narratives and rich tex- T tural patterns. chocolates. During this time. from yodeling contests. Bob Oliver with Swiss Ambassador Ivo Sieber 2.” he continues. Metro baguio. all made available for everyone to enjoy.” Hauri explains. (open) this exceptional skill is passed on through generations of Paete carvers. Staples that are quintessentially Swiss and mainstays of the annual buffet spread include bündnerfleisch or Alpine dried beef. benCab Museum is on Km. Miraculous Gene-e (Globalisasyon Gene-e). the expats who do make the trip usually find their efforts well-rewarded. Negros. it was attended by all of five Swiss nationals. Greg and Agnes Huettel with Aina and Sebastian Lacson 10. William A. and bohol. Mang Paloy on the other hand continues to carve at a head of Padre Pio. With the guest count reaching well over a hundred last August.ph Queenie Amman. He has had solo and group exhibitions in the united States. and.” Hauri explains. Russia's Honorary Consul Armi Lopez Garcia and Jose Ng 4. together savoring memories of their distant homeland.was the most popular among the guests. Pascale Meyner. any attempt to recreate the experience of a country would not be complete without samples of its cuisine and in this. trivia games. “it has its own advantages. An assortment of chisels lie on the table waiting to be used at the proper time. Diedre Fisher and tom Walton 12.org. as the past few years have seen a good deal more than just simple parties. combining it with three-dimensional collages utilizing retablos and urnas. Gaudinez is a graduate of the university of Santo tomas. 2012 1 2 3 4 5 1. He and his woodcarvers work on their art even as the rains poured on the small town of Paete. but it did take some time before the community warmed up to the idea. or visit www. the local Swiss community celebrated a taste of home. (Cont'd from page F-2) other masterpiece. With folk art and religious images culled from archival sources such as the boxer Codex. For more details. Australia. T Now on its sixth year.” says Hans Hauri. Gaudinez. Gaudinez weaves fiction with history.5 cms. the amiable Swiss General Manager of Marco Polo Cebu. Knowing that there is something like almost 2. Ambassador Ivo Sieber flew in from Manila to celebrate with Swiss nationals in the Visayas 8. shaping. or traditional devotional altars. most of all. Mixed media. members of the Swiss expat community in the area made their way to Marco Polo Cebu to celebrate Swiss National Day. and Cebu seemed to be the de facto choice. While a young boy works on his sculpture. gruyere. Orasang Pilipino William A. the number has since grown exponentially. Email Around & About at msgo@ mb. people. back when it started in 2007. 6 Asin road. Gaudinez’s at benCab Museum Chiseling life into crafted wooden art pieces Carving. and Zurich-style sliced meats. Swiss National Day doesn’t disappoint. Berg Go and Jurgen Pesch 6." a solo exhibition by multi-media artist. ted Mokrish and Ria Chang 13. food were gathered in one place to recreate a semblance of the mother country on the shores of the Philippines. Sandra Pesch and Bo Hauri Marco Polo Cebu F&B Director Stephan Weipriej. and recently in Slot. cheese (particularly raclette. He was the recipient of the 2011 Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan Award for Sculpture in celebration of the City of Manila’s 440th foundation day. his father works on a statue of the Sacred Heart. the celebration is definitely the most awaited for Swiss citizens in the South.F-2 Arts • Culture Monday. Mayen tan with Glenn and Honey Jarque-Loop 11. "orasang Pilipino" will be on view at the Gallery Indigo of benCab Museum until 7 october 2012. the popular potato dish rosti.com. Mixed media. In 2007 he represented the Philippines in the art residency program of uijae Art Studio in South Korea. With Hauri taking up the hosting duties. Dumaguete. 70x30. Swiss nationals from the Visayas region gathered to the Marco Polo Cebu to celebrate a taste of home. of course. raclette. “It is a little bit in the Swiss character to be understated. In a departure from the twodimensionality of painting. tuba. Marguerite Lhuillier and Marbee Go 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 7. he benCab Museum in baguio recently opened "orasang Pilipino. Greece. “We have the second largest Swiss community in Asia. when the social center of the Visayas region experienced a migration of sorts from the most unlikely group of people. by boat or car or plane. Kristiyanismo. the cheese table filled with gruyere. which began as a small event whose main draw was a sampling of the country’s cuisine. a window gallery in Sydney. call tel. (074) 4427165 or 0920-5301954.” With pockets of the community spread over Camiguin. Aklan. 42x55x4 cms.. Marco Polo Cebu GM Hans Hauri and Karl Zweifel 3.5x8. and Ambassador Ivo Siber— who flew in just for the occasion— acknowledging the friendship and partnership between Switzerland and the Philippines and delivering a message to his compatriots. Laguna. early Philippine maps and photographs. “Knowing that our location up here is maybe a little bit of the center. Culture. carving and giving life to these lifeless blocks of wood. and is open daily except Mondays.000 Swiss people in the Visayas alone. the Doctrina Christiana. Susie Oliver 9. 6 AROuND & ABOut MARBEE GO Cebu CeLebrAteS SWISS NAtIoNAL DAy he beginning of August was a curious time for Cebu. music. “the only larger community is in China. (closed) . August 27. and the traditional ringing of the bells of Zofingen. emmental and my personal favorite. France.com. Gaudinez creates a vibrant interaction with flat and surface painting. Imperial Palace GM Jonathan Nowell. And. Cagayan de oro. another commissioned work for delivery to Singapore. sauerkraut. “we started to think: What are these people doing on Swiss National Day?” thus was the idea behind the hotel’s observance of the foreign holiday. citing the propensity of the Swiss to keep a low profile. Robert and Kelli Gerwig 5.

we visit them in their inner sanctuaries— their studios. eventually. followed by steady (Turn to page F-4) . work began to take its toll on the instinctively free spirited creative. And you know that from that day on. routine schedules and terrible night shifts. Here.able to use both hands equally well 2. mixed media. Curiosity also plays a big role in defining my subject. as well as growing spiritual maturity that seemed to also have its hand in his artistic career. one that would speak to him which path to take. he saw words that spoke to him as an answer to his dilemma. AT WORK Clarity. everything will be okay. the looming wedding with his wife-to-be also weighed heavily on his mind. A battle he fought within himself and others. Dexter’s battle to be an artist was not an easy one. upon graduation. His need to express his ideas. Within weeks of his resignation. 2012 Am·bi·dex·trous[am-bi-dek-struhs] adj. post degree from Computer Programming at AMA that he slowly considered the idea of becoming a full time painter.Arts • Culture Monday. no matter what happens. changing its landscape forever with their pioneering. as a graphic designer for various companies. “For I know the plans I have for you.” declares the Lord. mystery and morbidity divulged themselves into my works. familiar with all media. 1. a product of the intricate and minute movements of his wrist. August 27.” Dexter’s initiation into the local art scene had a strong and steady progress. 2012 signed to put together a greeting card. As- T I am I am #1. ”Family beliefs and traditions basically mold my style and my focus. he is more than skill. and avant-garde opuses. “Binitawan ko na talaga. plans to give you hope and a future. and to explore the mediums in which to do so constantly nagged at him. A graduate of Advertising at the Far eastern university. “plans to prosper you and not to harm you. when something suddenly makes everything so clear. another led to risky yet creatively fulfilling life as a painter. Concerned with mostly commercial creations. which give us a glimpse of where and how an artwork is born. one way led to a financially secure career in graphic design. of course. anger. so much that he was at a crossroads. mixed media. building the foundation of his artistic repertoire through his early works of realism. parang sugal din eh. He was next occupied with a bPo company with a pool of other graphic designers. there are few moments in life. these concealed thoughts of fear. with a steady stream of group exhibits that has constantly worked to hone his craft and improve his skill. one only has to view his captivating works. He asked for a sign. the masters and the up-and-coming.” Jeremiah 29:11. being a finalist for the Philip Morris award while still a college studentresulted in his first exhibit. giving way to his presence as an ever burning bright candle in the artistic community. who are continuing to make an indelible imprint in the art scene. He has never looked back since. At the time his works comprised of charmingly rendered studies of fauna in acrylic. to see what miracles of aesthetic pleasure his hands hold. first of which was The Manila Bulletin.” this moment came to Dexter at work in 2010. classic. 2012 F-3 Ambidexter Text by HANNAH JO uy Photos by PINGGOt ZuLuEtA dexter sy: ARTIST is a weekly subsection about Filipino visual artists. he won the Philip Morris Jurors choice for his work. It was in Feu after a short stint at FeAtI university. o say that Dexter Sy is skilled with his hands is an understatement. He quit and committed himself to the canvas. he began work. Di ko alam kung anong mangyayari sa akin. it is his contemplative mind that works together with his innate talent to create wonderfully fascinating pieces. And a sign he got.unusually skillful: an ambidextrous painter. In 2005.

symbols for one’s decision to take the load less travelled. bangkok.. Merging both abstraction and figurative elements. his last two solo exhibits was curated by ruel Caasi and he has participated as well in countless group shows. di ko muna siya tatapusin. 'the Beauty Queen Artists In A Painting' Art Exhibition by Nina Ricci Alagao. Evangeline Pascual & Reena Rae Sarmiento. He is also active in art residencies abroad. 2012 at the Mendez Big & Small Gallery. Bonifacio Global City. August 27. such as the Haslla International open Air Museum residency and Hassla Art World Museum in Korea last 2011. They may be reached through their landline at (632) 856-3034. exhibit runs until 31 August 2012. enjoying his process of exploration in seeing what each medium has to offer. and Singapore. 2012. Austria finished his degree in Fine Arts (major in Painting) at the university of Santo tomas in Manila. Baboo Mondoñedo’s exhibition “ Mind’s Eye ” opens on Tuesday. From rendering horror on the canvas. and one. chaos and confusion seen from the scattered people impaled. He first became known through his successive citations as a finalist in various national art competitions. “What makes art Filipino?” A question that he uses his own heritage to answer.2012 at Ricco Renzo Galleries & Caffe. Her paintings in this show capture aspects of life in Baguio and environs.ph. thailand." an exhibition of works by Marco Ruben Malto II. to understand its details by looking what is in front of us calling to understand what lies beyond it.” the show will have an opening reception at Galerie Raphael in Serendra Mall in Bonifacio Global City on August 23 and will run until September 2. Exhibit runs from August 22-Sept. 2nd level. . Aside from his shift in concept and subject. which was reflected in his artwork. Austria reflects not just on phenomenon but also on human values: the lessons that these experiences can convey. alliance. a spirituality he has internalized and come to live by.info@ artverite. the colors of Africa.m. Philippines.” at the big and Small Gallery had a darker theme. yung talagang ikaw. to acrylic.com. gusto ko palabasin sa work ko ang Filipino Chinese o Filipino. Dexter Sy has much more in store for his growing set of admirers.” he says. The exhibit will run until September 28. “Chasing my own tail. or visit the AFM website at www. the lure of diaspora. It is in these unfinished spaces that the possibility of charting more dreams and working for change becomes real. his current exhibit is an exploration of his Filipino-Chinese Heritage. 2012 at the Art Verite Gallery. September 4. Mandaluyong City. September 4. 4th Floor. “unmade road” chronicles Austria’s reflections on the journeys one embarks on through life: real stories from the different places he has visited and observations on what one can learn along the way. 2012. website at www.galerieraphael. Since then Dexter has garnered numerous awards. Dexter has also managed to settle into a form of mixed media that satisfies him. entitled “unmade road. For high resolution images of the artworks and more details about the exhibit.. altromondo. the darkness. with his work reaching Korea. taking part even in international art exhibitions. and featuring two veteran artists engaged in different practices: sculpture and painting. including the Shell National Student Arts Competition. 2/F Shops at Serendra. Dexter has opted to present reality in order to see the beauty in it. Lani Lobangco. the tales of the country’s numerous unsung heroes. II Old Manila Dexter Sy. he produced art that traces its way from Africa back to the Philippines with respect to both subject and the artist’s own heritage. ox-bow School of the Arts in Michigan (2010). sa drawings lang on paper. opened last August 18 at the boston Art Gallery. Maria Isabel Lopez. For inquiries. located at Shops at Serendra. taguig City. Germany. Austria attempts to paint points of direction. 2012. 6:30pm at Art Verite’ Gallery. Kindergarten Riddle. LRI Business Plaza 210 Nicanor Garcia Street Former Reposo Bel Air 2 Makati City 'the Colors of Black' 'Mind’s Eye' Klein Windhoek “Mind’s Eye. His first exhibit last 2008. berlin. The show opens on August 28. Earl Parco (AFM Cultural Officer) at 895 7441 / 895 7585 or email cultural@alliance. a professor of fine arts at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. the change from his previous works to his current works is quite striking.net Arimado. “unmade road” by Julio Austria opens on 17 August. represents a true distillation of the sounds. and Vermont. Galerie Raphael is located at Unit 2C-06. the exhibit runs up to August 31.ph. Friday. 2012 at 6:30 – 9:00pm. the Metrobank young Painters Annual Competition and the Art Association of the Philippines Annual Art Competition. peoples and landscapes of Namibia. As an artist. A clarity that can now be seen from his lighter yet striking subjects. “It gives more texture. Next year gusto ko mag-explore sa video installation. ominous iconogra- phy and proliferation of skulls and bones demonstrated work that seem to exhibit his own personal confusion at the time. scenes and nature. Living in a consumerist-driven world where survival of the fittest is the norm. This exhibition of works by Malto. Salcedo Village. Austria considers life as an unfinished and unfolding journey—a road still to be paved. Escolta St. 2012.P. and the Vermont Studio Center (2009) in addition to participating in regular group exhibitions. Shanghai. or email at galerieraphael@yahoo. For more information. “Para sa akin kasi concept ko para siyang story. Prelude to the third World War' This exhibit articulates both sides of season and reason which the artist contemplates on through the influence of worldwide hegemony. opening on September 6.F-4 Arts • Culture Monday. kindly contact Mr. at the Vytlacil Campus of the Art Student League of New york (2011-2012). the colors of black. writer and poet. the shift in his focus coincided with his deeper spiritual transformation. A confusion that gave way to clarity upon his spiritual rebirth. or email at: mendezbigandsmall@yahoo. at the Alliance Française de Manille Total Gallery. His work. 2012.” a collection of 30 watercolor paintings by Baboo Mondoñedo opens at Alliance Française de Manille’s Total Gallery on Tuesday. Unang-una.” features such a creative process of a mature concept. at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences 119 L.ph.” is on display at the Boston Art Gallery until September 8. and creative projects to undertake. “Sanctus. Austria. with subjects morbid and jarring. more on materials kasi di ko lini-limit sa 2d. “Chasing my own tail. pre-departure areas. The exhibit runs until September 28. please contact the gallery thru Carlos del Prado: 501 3270 to 71. Building A.drawing inspiration from himself. 0927 274 9686. bonifacio High Global. Serendra Mall. Austria held his first solo show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2003 and has since then held one-man exhibits of his work in Manila. The exhibit runs until October 21. His latest exhibit. com 'Biyahe' Galerie Raphael presents a show that encapsulates the essence of journey. Pilipino ka eh.ph. the exhibit is comprised of 12 paintings in oil on canvas: visual interpretations of lessons from life. Leviste St. 2012. 2012 at 6 p. Baboo Mondoñedo is a Baguio-based artist. Entitled “Biyahe. kindly contact Mendez Big & Small Gallery at (02) 5273128 (02) 5363342 or SMS 09178482691. in order to connect to his audiences. Altro Mondo at The Picasso is pleased to present "The Colors of Black.” on August 17.com. It also marks his process of trying to answer the question. Drawing from the richness of life and scenery of Namibia. Parang hindi nakukuha yung soul. 2012 Jojo Austria’s "Unmade Road" at Art Verite ARt SCENE 'the Coming of Spring. Taguig City. (Cont'd from page F-3) stream of solo exhibitions. For further information.press@gmail. Makati City. Kasi kung mapapansin mo ngayon mga trabaho ng mga artists minsan napaka Western. 15. uSA. Vienna. mostly comprising of mixed media on paper combines many elements from spray paint to gel. Bangs Garcia. “Kung mapapansin mo lahat mga Asian. from flowers and landscapes to special places. Mag-explore ako hindi in terms sa concept lang.com. 48x36 ccomplished Filipino painter Jojo Austria will open his 13th oneman exhibit. Hanggang ‘di pa siya natatapos sa pakiramdam ko. contact the gallery at (632) 9151982 or you can visit their website at www. SM Megamall.. Jojo Austria (Julio Jose Austria) recently completed several arts A residencies in the united States under various scholarships.” on future subjects to explore. EDSA. the works are collection of recollections: memories of subway scenes and unknown alleys. with cocktails at 6:30pm to 9pm.

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This was confirmed by Stella Marquez Araneta. based on their photo shoots. nagtatalo ‘yung ibang girls sa paggamit ng computer. seeks to discover and support the best and brightest Filipino filmmakers to give their stories a chance to come alive on the silver screen. Araneta during the send-off party for Elaine Kay Moll “First it was in May. Quezon City. With a production grant of P1. Then.. you can say Janine has really improved. Those who want to join must submit their featurelength narrative scripts on or before the deadline of Oct. Pilipinas. unahan na kami sa paggamit ng computer. “She has transformed a lot! Kung maaalala mo lang ‘yung mga early days namin sa Bb.com/ cinefilipino for more details. For a while it was OK pero later. 14. Wala naman grabeng away na nangyari sa mga candidates that time. All entries should be sent to CineFilipino Film Festival office at 1196 Pablo Ocampo Extension corner Zapote St. due to the sudden change in the schedule of Miss Universe pageant. or what to do in this kind of activity.” Recalling her days in the Miss Universe pageant in Brazil last year. numbering eight in all.” A Pharmacy cum laude graduate at the University of Sto. Tugonon.” said Mrs. 22. 8.” Like a big sister.5 million each. Studio 5 and Unitel Entertainment officially launched CineFilipino recently at the Cinema 1 of Ali Mall Araneta Center. Only 10 studentfilmmakers will make the shortlist for this category. “Language barrier was the big problem. The pageant will be held either second week or third week of December. Visit www. 2013. On her gown and national costume for the pageant. pero I toured her in Metro Manila. “Food trip talaga ang nangyari nun. That’s why I decided to join the Asian candidates. “Mabait naman ako during the pageant. who will represent the country in the Miss Universe beauty pageant this year. Completed short films must be submitted between Sept. Now it’s December. Supsup says that she is still in contact with other candidates in the Miss Universe pageant. “I don’t know how this will affect our local pageants in terms of schedule. Pilipinas in the future would be adjusted. Recently. (BPCI). Sana malaman na natin talaga kung saan ang venue kasi excited na rin ang mga relatives and friends ko to watch the Miss Universe contest. of the Philippines. With the staging of Miss Universe pageant in December. REQUINTINA Entertainment News who will represent the Philippines in the 2012 Miss Supranational beauty contest in Sopot. Tugonon has also trained at Ballet Manila. Tugonon says she has not seen all the pictures of this year’s candidates. hindi na kami nagkakaintidihan kasi we don’t speak the same language. the Short Filmmakers Section is open to student filmmakers. 2012 A fter months of speculation. Supsup says she attended to dinner or lunch invites. CineFilipino. Poland on Sept. Pilipinas. Screenplays will be evaluated by a panel of judges. in which she stormed the stage with her signature “tsunami” walk. 2012. CineFilipino offers the highest seed grant for aspiring filmmakers. which sends delegates to other international beauty contests such as Miss International.facebook. With the pageant’s new schedule. The same record goes with Miss Universe third runner-up Shamcey Supsup. Our common language is English. . wished Tugonon good luck on her journey to the Miss Universe pageant. For a while hindi ako nag-diet. “Yung iba may contact ako sa Facebook. Metro Manila 1205. One time.” CineFilipino Filmfest Offers P1. She stands 5’9” and measures 35-25-36. when to impress.” Araneta says there is also a possibility that the schedule of coronation dates for the Bb. of Balanga. they moved it to July.” After her reign in Bb. “I’m very excited for the pageant. The CineFilipino Film Festival will run from March 13 to March 19. and Miss Supranational. organizers are finally setting their eyes on Biloxi. Mahaba kasi ang pila nun. Janine Tugonon. “I am also studying how to speak Spanish and training on TV hosting. Supsup.cinefilipino. Supsup says the only thing she regretted about the pageant was that she never explored a lot of time with the other girls. August 27. Meanwhile. but she finds Misses Venezuela and Ecuador beautiful. Araneta’s announcement ended rumors that the Miss Universe contest would be cancelled this year due to time constraint. Tomas. 31. is now in thick of preparations for the contest. After rehearsals.” Supsup also keeps herself busy with architectural projects. Bataan. com and www. there is a possibility that the succeeding pageants in the future would also be held during the holidays.” These days. Leila Lopes of Angola now holds the record for the longest reign of Miss Universe. Supsup also gave tips to Tugonon for the pageant. Mississippi. Things like that.” Supsup also says she behaved well during the pageant and she never got involved in any cat fights with the other girls. she says they still have to be finalized. “I told her what to wear. Perhaps they will stage it every December in the future.G-4 Miss Universe Eyes Mississippi By ROBERT R. Miss Tourism Queen International. she added. MediaQuest. USA as venue for the staging of the 61st Miss Universe beauty pageant in December.

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For “The World Famous Platters Live at Edsa Shangri-La” show..” Kirsten. We did it in the backyard and we just had a party. My grandma lives there. National Book Store. We had a natural camaraderie because we all had respect for each other. “On the Road.” “And ‘Spider-Man.” Maxene plays a courageous woman who perseveres in her goal though the obstacles are almost insurmountable. We had a DJ at my mom’s house.” revealed Kirsten. So it was very easy to talk to them. Sapigao. go to former movie queen Amalia Fuentes. I always had a seat at lunch table. Mayor Benjie Lim of Dagupan City. Commenting on single parents. Marietta Subang (a. We’ve been up all night.” “My Prayer.k. This little city draws at least eight million tourists a year THE WORLD FAMOUS PLATTERS and one of its attractions is the World Famous Platters. we asked. Dr.” Maxene admitted. It was fun. Mark Abaya feels very much challenged by his role. “Yeah. drinking and running around in New York.” expressed her attitude toward sex. Mohammad of New York.” she said. “Faithfully. revealed that she really never experienced cruelty among women in her life.” Asked if she is still dating Garrett. Branson has over 40 theaters featuring at least 70 artists a year. I had a very eclectic group of friends so I didn’t really experience a real mean girl thing.” “Harbour Light. who portrays Regan. “I did a lot of preparations to finetune my acting.a. Herb Reed. Bacolod and Iloilo.” she said. “I’m staying at my mom’s house right now.’” the former Mary Jane in the popular franchise added. Dr. Star Cruises and RJ100. Liceria Soriano. CL HOLLyWOOD BULLETIN JANET SUSAN NEPALES OS ANGELES – “I have not seen ‘Spider-Man’ the musical yet but I will definitely go. Having Kids it doesn’t really surround a wedding. I celebrated by having a dance. Tickets are available at SM Tickets. Aug. 2012 H-3 The World Famous Platters Performs In Manila CELEBRITy WORLD CRISPINA MARTINEZ-BELEN T he World Famous Platters (WFP). she said. I worked with him for four days only. 27. Direk Malou Abaya does not miss watching the show Monday to Friday. is part of a group of best friends (Isla Fisher as Katie and Lizzy Caplan as Gena) who are asked to be bridesmaids for a girl they ridiculed in high school. ” Maxene plays an intricate role. ••• Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today. DWWW FM. Lao. “Yeah. August 27. Jillianne M. They’re both really funny and lovely women. The show is presented by Steve O’Neal P roductions and Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. she said. passed away last June). They are great girls. Follow her on Twitter at #jrnepales. Ticketworld.” Kirsten.” Kirsten pointed out. this was a play a long time ago.” etc. Then it’s like. So was the comedy hit. They’re talented and sweet like we just had each other’s backs. Marilyn Marzan-Olalo. who is doing a drama. I didn’t change anything really. Missouri. the group is scheduled to visit some key cities like Cebu.” High school life for her. ••• Maxene. Or their “compatibility. Lazer Music. Ogie Alcasid. I kind of forgot about it. MS Tablet for Men. also known as the “Emperor of Soul” together with Lawrence “Rooster” Lockard. Business Mirror. “at least I am still young and they redid it. Ben Chan of Bench. So I really do think that family is a big deal. All the original members of The Platters are all gone (the last original member. and DOJ Secretary Liela de Lima… MARK ABAyA MAxENE MAGALONA EX Kirsten Talks About Marriage. Marcelino Banaria. “I am not saying anything about relationships. “I always had a good group of girlfriends and different types. “I am so focused now with my acting career and no one can make me deviate from it. he said. Maxene said that what is important is the “sexual chemistry” of partners. This time around. “I hate that energy and that whole vibe.” In “Faithfully.” Kirsten.” or else that relationship will be doomed to fail. in collaboration with Hard Rock Café.3 FM. Castro.” Kirsten disclosed. of course. We’re a very dark comedy. “I believe in premarital sex. who has been acting since age 12. USA. ‘Your line. the WFP will have more time to spend in the Philippines. dubbed the “Las Vegas of the East” minus the casinos.” with Garrett Hedlund. then my line. I would love to have children and be married one day.” Kirsten Dunst revealed to us when we interviewed her recently for her new comedy film. My girlfriends always had my back. But then. Pokwang). where their show at the Marina Bay Sand’s Hotel was accorded three standing ovations. In the same teleserye. great girlfriends help too. We’re raunchy and . My cousin is there working. after which they proceeded to Singapore. The group was here last year for a one-night show at the Aliw Theater. We should look pretty bad by the end of this film.” I n “ Fa i t h f u l l y. Included in their repertoire are the following: “Only You. The WFP has been a mainstay performing group at Branson. Tessie C.” Working with Isla and Lizzy was a breeze. John Delmer Go.000 population. said to be the best tribute group to the legendary Platters. was not traumatic. revealed of her co-star. People who aren’t as close to their family have more difficulty having inner confidence. I still feel the same as 29. We’ve been doing drugs. special guest performer is the Rockin’ 60s led by Dero “Nonong” Pedero.com for your comments or questions. Maxene also revealed that she has been “single” for more than five months since she broke off with her latest boy friend. who actually performed with the Platters’ original lead vocalist Tony Williams.” (Photo by PRPP) E-mail the writer at jrnepales_624@yahoo.” she added however. After their concert at the Edsa ShangriLa Hotel. With only 2.” “Remember When. that takes away from the whole point. Commenting on the cur rent heated discussion on the RH bill. Marilou L.” Kirsten. “This is the longest ‘singlehood’ I have ever experienced. But on this film. “Being close to your family is a big deal. Brutally Frank About Sex “You must first know your sexual chemistry with your partner before you make a commitment for a life-long partnership. My brother is home from college. “It was very easygoing. “Our movie was made for 10 times as less. who recently turned 30 last April 30. “Bachelorette.” “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes.” a big influence in this movie. I always came back to high school and had that core group. We’d go to dinner and everything. It’s not like I’m really old and they are remaking it. Turning 30? I was stressed out after I turned 30. It’s nice to see that. Robinsons Mall and the concierge of Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. It’s more like a party gone wrong. is what keeps her grounded. It’s an independent film so you can’t really compare the two. IBC 13. Having good friends. Having that compound lifestyle and having your family around you really makes you feel complete. She is paired with Mark Abaya whom she discovers later as unfaithful. Ayala Malls. Taye Drums. I would love that. They redid it in a different way. we all were very close.Entertainment News Monday. “I don’t miss it. One was a cheerleader and into drama. “I haven’t experienced that. according to Kirsten. What makes him even more focused on his role is the fact that his mother.” In “Bachelorette. she said: “I admire their courage. “Well. Istanbul Cymbals. official residence. I had been a fan and respected both actresses that I worked with so being around them too was great for me. Even when I went to make movies.” That was how Maxene Magalona. admitted that marriage and children are in her future plans.” Family. One was in water polo. The group’s 90-minute show at the Edsa Shangri-La will pay tribute to the legacy of the famous Platters.” she stressed. the lead star in GMA-7’s afternoon show. John Edgar Lara. Kirsten simply smiled and said. “He’s a wonderful actor. L US IVE KIRSTEN DUNST “Bridesmaids. “We had a little rehearsal. The main advantage of the WFP over the other tribute artists is lead singer Eddie Stovall Sr. Andrew Bryan N. is set to do a special performance tonight at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. I don’t think movies work if you don’t have good chemistry amongst the women.’ If you’re worried about looking good.

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i have come to reflect on whether they should really be considered “disabled” or just be considered as speaking a different language. i am always intrigued by the social dynamics of students who are deaf. “in the past. being able to communicate their wants. the potential is there. needs. Among themselves. MENDOZA By ANGELO G. and one silver in Malaysia in 2009. Most hearing children speak in Filipino. He started competing in 2007. — Mrs. it's the athletes' with disabilities turn to compete with the world's best at the London Paralympic Games. swimming. signing (manualism) has long been the subject of debate and discussion within the deaf community and among professionals and advocates. roger Tapia. Being an athlete now changed is thus the irony of it all. 'I Can!' photo contest winners (clockwise from above) by shiela Pamakid. the sport event he will be competing in the London paralympics.” Weber says. secretary general of the philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled-national paralympic Committee (philSpADAnpC). organized the “i Can!” photography competition to showcase. Signing or speaking? QUESTION: I was just wondering about the better option for my hearingimpaired child. But it didn’t stop him from his love — sports. As i observe them huddled together in animated discussion. it was only in t Yes. THe LAnguAge oF Sign For many in the deaf community. Studies would show that tantrums in children are observed more frequently in children who are not able to express themselves. Nung pumunta ako dito sa Maynila nalaman ko na marami rin palang disabled. discus. they can! Nine Filipino athletes go to the Paralympic Games with hearts full of hope and Filipino pride… to do what she wanted to do like sports. as well as in table tennis. had a normal life until he was 14 years old when an accident left him with only one leg.000 physically and mentally disabled athletes from around the world will compete in the biggest sporting competition for persons with disabilities (pWD). “Ayokong nilalait na pilay. (Cont'd on page I-2) WItHOUt LIMIts — On Wednesday. Bruce will compete in three events. it is important for a child who is hearingimpaired to be able to express himself whether it be through the use of his voice or with his hands. and Agustin Kitan. north eDSA. and helps create and nurture relationships with people around them. She started throwing javelins in 2005 and started competing in the ASeAn para games. Here are their thoughts: it is better for deaf children to learn how to use sign language so that children can understand/learn many (Cont'd on page I-2) Sydney where female powerlifter Adeline Dumapong brought home the country’s first paralympic bronze medal. as well as to raise awareness on. The strength is there. which include Megamall.. he strived to prove them wrong. and long jump. javelin. they laugh and tease each other. A mother of two children and a special education (Sped) teacher at the Tahanan na Walang Hagdanan. the outstanding sporting abilities of pWD athletes. in the ASeAn para games. Hindi ako lumalabas ng bahay at hindi ko na magawa ang gusto ko.” says Carlos Weber. He dabbled into different sports like swimming. Is it better for deaf children to learn how to speak than learn sign language? If so. athletics. Weber says. and give them the freedom to freely express their thoughts and needs in the way they know how. . Adeline Ancheta. i sometimes feel like i am the one who is disabled since i continue to struggle with my sign language and would sometimes catch myself watching them sign to their friends (sorry for eavesdropping!) just to learn their language more. it will go around different SM malls around the country. “ We h o p e s o i t w i l l c r e a t e excitement about sports for the disabled and encourage more people with disabilities to go into sports in the grassroots level. hearing children can also speak the native dialect such as Cebuano or Kapampangan. Depends on who you ask and which school you would go to. pampanga. and SM program for Disability Affairs. He is also a first time paralympian. athletics. what school do you recommend we go to? Thank you very much. The exhibit will run for the duration of the paralympics. as they expect Filipino paralympians to reach the finals in the competition. So to answer your question. Beariza roble. from August 29 to September 10. marami ka dapat daanan bago ka mapili. in my daily encounters with them. equipping them with the capacity to communicate would lessen the incidence of problematic behaviors. HAIL THE ATHLETES Qualifying for the paralympics is an achievement in itself. Kailangan ma break mo ‘yung standard record nila. each would adhere to a specific school of thought with regards to whether children should be taught how to sign. As with any other child. Since the philippines joined the paralympics games in 1988. Jr. Bacolod.. philSpADA-npC philippines. basketball. He has a total of three silvers and one bronze. Joining them to complete the philippine paralympic team are isidro Vildosola. We want to draw attention to the paralympics but also to draw attention to the great achievements of people with disability. Rouelle Umali and finalist Mark Floro. table tennis. These are important social dimensions that are very much linked to our use of language. wheelchair racing. promotes meaningful interactions with family and friends. two golds in Thailand in 2008. Lalo naging masaya buhay nung nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon makasali sa sports. Such unhampered development of thought would pave the way for significant gains in receptive language. From the philippines.I-1 Monday. english. help each other with homework and tell their stories no differently from any other student in This would allow them to express themselves unmindful of convention. we only had two to four athletes. Bruce had polio when she was nine months old and since then was bound to a wheelchair. HeAring THe DeAF SpeAK The issue of speaking (oralism) vs. i decided to ask some deaf friends and colleagues working with the deaf to help me in answering your question.” the 36-year-old father shares. SUPPORT FOR ATHLETES The British embassy in cooperation with the British Council. a total of nine paralympians have qualified for the games. High jumper Andy Avellana. she didn’t have the chance campus. the biggest contingent the country has ever sent in the sporting event so far. “is it better for deaf children to learn how to speak than learn sign language?. “Lahat ng pWD athlete. For all children whether hearing or deaf. Before leaving for London. August 27. SM Cares. Achelle guion. in different regions of our country. GARCIA He world has just witnessed the conclusion of the “greatest show on earth” — the 2012 Summer olympics held in London — but a new flame will be ignited on August 29 as the XiV paralympic games begins. “We have a chance in athletics. Samsung. all in powerlifting. Bautista igning and speaking are both ways by which children with hearing impairment (Hi) communicate.” shares first-time paralympian Marites Burce. and shotput. The philippine team is optimistic this year. Mall of Asia. dream na makasali sa paralympics at maabot ang higher level ng competition. speak or use a range of different ways to express themselves as in total communication. and socio-emotional skills. Because of her condition. He is now an expert high jumper. Although a lot of people doubted him. interests and dislikes allows them to be understood by others. ‘ Yung iba nga mas malala pa sa akin pero masaya sila. now we are participating in 16 events with nine athletes.” says British embassy Ambassador Stephen Lillie. considering the development of the whole child. We trained since last year. 2012 MByouthsection@gmail. the philippine team was presented to the media during the “i Can!” photo exhibit organized by the British embassy at the podium in Mandaluyong City. She has been training non-stop for the past six months. s i teach in a school that mainstreams deaf students. it has yet to win gold and silver medals. An estimated 4. There are schools that encourage their deaf students to speak rather than to sign.com Editor: IVY LISA F.” my personal bias as an early intervention advocate tends to lean towards teaching deaf children how to sign as early as possible and speak only if they are capable of doing so without having to force them. or even a foreign language such as Chinese. Josephine Medina. cognitive. Mahirap. on the other hand. We are hopeful that the year-long training will pay off. sign language is simply the language that deaf people use in the same way that each one of us speaks a different language. She won her first gold in 2005 here in the philippines.

Their goal is to create a platform for locating and promoting the future generation of scientists in Asia. Koe is the chairman emeritus of Autism Society Philippines (a not-for-profit family support organization with 60 chapters nationwide. These issues are inseparable from the nationwide adoption of the mother tongue based multilingual education paradigm (MLE).“Unang-una sa lahat ‘wag nilang ilagay ang kanilang sarili sa isang kahon marami pa silang magagawa. — dulce Veloso. independent. ultimately. productive and socially accepted members of society.I-2 CAMPUs BEAt AtENEO AWARds GAWAd KRItIKA KULtURA to CeleRio. ‘Wag silang pahahadlang sa gustong humadlang sa kanila. Mona Veluz (@mightymagulang on Twitter) returns as this week’s Angel Talker. Ateneo de Manila University. The award is supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) as part of its Bukambibig: Literary Performance Series. propels her to be a passionate autism advocate. the School of Humanities Research Committee. Dr. Safra campus at Givat Ram. former dean of the School of Humanities. A pediatric physiotherapist and special educator. We raise them the best way we know how. National Artist for Literature. Australia. in fact. mortality — are only a few topics which we are only beginning to explore. The students will also have lectures by leading scientists and the chance to interact with Nobel Prize Laureates. visit ASp at Facebook or autismsocietyphilippines. Now on its sixth year. Israel. but his pride from earning is immeasurable. former holder of the Henry Lee Irwin Professorial Chair in Creative Writing in Ateneo de Manila University. The exhibit will showcase contest winners Shiela pamakid for her entry “i Can Be Full”. The philippine delegation is composed of Applied physics majors John Keith Velasquez Magali. and rouelle umali’s “i Can aim high for my dreams and reach for it”. Delivering keynote lectures are Dr. then she could talk. especially if the skills they need are a good match for workers on the spectrum. Here are tips to help your children prepare (no matter their current age) for making the work transition. and Davao. then they experience to sign + speak = total communication… this improves their comprehension. With residual hearing. we need more stakeholders in the challenge of providing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for individuals on the spectrum. Dr. Harry Aveling from Monash University. a faculty of the SPED Department of Miriam College. interacting online may be easier for individuals on the spectrum. They are working with the Department of education. What is important is that parents should know how to sign. Plenary lecturers include Dr. an adult with autism. businesses need to provide an inclusive workplace for growing population of atypical individuals. they have the capacity to speak. as well as the increasing internationalization of higher education worldwide. . :) — Faye Ferido. But with profound and severe. Find a compassionate work place. We are advised that it is imperative that we expose and train our children in viable life skills which can bring them a vocation or livelihood in the future. “Sa mga pWD na kagaya ko. *** The 5th regional Conference on Autism will be held at San Lazaro Business and Leisure park in Carmona Cavite on Sept 8-9. Look into entrepreneurship. local expert on deaf education and faculty of the Special education Area of u. Therese Bustos. 2012.” the conference aims to address translation and its imperial connections. and unconditionally support them as they discover their gifts. For more information. She is a sought-after seminar and conference speaker on autism. Mas may comprehension. and almost 8. and trust that this is enough to make them good.000 family and professional members who are working together to create an environment that helps persons with autism spectrum disorder to become. Southmall.” she stated that “prescriptions on what is to be taught and how it should be taught should be an- chored on the knowledge of strengths. Santos. Ateneo de Manila University. particularly in Physics. They will join some 300 young geniuses at the scientific conference. literary and cultural studies of the Department of English. Interpreter and Teacher dLSU-college of St. This hope takes on a different dimension for parents of children and teenagers on the spectrum. an even smaller percentage ends up with jobs. Adulthood and livelihood for persons with autism P edge of the child’s strengths and interests will help define what career or business path he can take. and Mathematics from the best scientific minds in Israel and around the world. Bienvenido Lumbera. financial independence. and an inclusive education specialist.blogspot.. foremost of which are his adaptations (saling-awit) of many songs into Filipino. winning the grand prize and the voter’s choice. 2012 Filipino stUdents jOIN AsIAN sCIENCE CAMP FOUR students from the University of the Philippines — Los Baños campus will participate in the Asian Science Camp. She felt it important to coach her children in skills which may come in handy later in life. translation in a cultural context.A.. diagnosed with autism. Rovi Angelo Beloya Villaos. Signing. (4) parents’ expectations. in Ed. KKIC is organized by Kritika Kultura (the international e-journal of language.. she cannot.” Bruce shares. the biggest contingent the country has ever sent so far. Ateneo de Manila University. Find a small organization where he can intern and learn new skills. if she understands. The conference is supported by the Commission on Higher Education and the NCCA. needs and learning preferences of the deaf population. associate professor of the Filipino Department. deaf Visual Artist (Multimedia) graduate of dLSU-college of St. and Dr. Chemistry. took his passion for comic books and drawing and created a career as a graphic designer. the programs are in infancy and a sustainable model has yet to be designed. at the Ricardo and Dr. employment. and the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Creative Work (Ateneo de Manila University). the following are considerations: (1) the degree of hearing loss. From my experience teaching children who enrolled in an oral school without sign. Search their talents and magsimula sila sa mababa lagi at saka tiyaga. self-reliant. the Science Camp. Nicole Dayanghirang Olayres and faculty adviser Lou Serafin Lozada. Monday. Fairview. Bottom line. Businesses should be made aware of the incentives the government provides to those who hire pWDs.î This finding reiterates respecting the individuality of your child and focusing more on what he is capable of doing and where he could be good at rather than on what he has difficulty doing. 26 to 30 in Tel Aviv. (Cont'd from page I-1) a total of nine Filipino athletes will compete in this year's paralympic Games in London. a gathering of young scientists from all over Asia and the Pacific from Aug. — Ivy david. Cebu. translation as a form of research. At kailangan magkaroon ka ng pananalig sa Diyos. and the US will gather for the first Kritika Kultura International Conference (KKIC) on August 31. Listen to your child. may their child be deaf or hearing. Benilde Dr. Coroza. our sector needs the help of the private sector to open more opportunities for employment for individuals with autism. translation in the curriculum and the classroom. gabby Atienza. *** “What do you want to be when you grow up?’’ The answer to this question is one which autism parents are more invested in. what is important is for you to learn to speak the language of your child than force him to speak yours. 4. Find the right institution for skills building. they can! (Cont'd from page I-1) Baguio. and the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House. gregarious gifts of Carl Veluz displays a range of products on its Facebook page — and would only produce goods by order. They will also be treated to a tour of Israel’s attractions and get to know its culture and history. With the theme “Traveling Texts: Translation and Globalization.p Diliman.com Dang U. Help them find a passion. and translation as creative practice. 2. August 27. Still. “i hope that this games will inspire Filipinos to be equally supportive of the plight of our athletes with disabilities. Most of its activities will be held at the Hebrew University’s Edmund J. Her 17-year old son Gio. over the last year. in her paper on “exploring emergent Literacy Behaviors of Filipino Deaf Children. Whether it is your school or your church or barangay. philSpADA is already working at the grassroots level to discover athletes among young Filipino pWDs. ito’y panghawakan nila at paniwalaan nila na maabot nila. but with your eyes and your heart. Ateneo de Manila University) in collaboration with the Ateneo Institute for Literary Arts and Practices. major in SPEd) Mc-Southeast Asian In- stitute for the deaf Whether to sign or to speak. sexuality. holds ConFab on tRanslation Top translation practitioners and scholars from the philippines. Businesses should be encouraged to hire individuals with autism. For details. deaf Faculty and graduate Student Miriam college (M. to the best of their potentials.com. We are hoping too that the example of Britain’s equal attention given to paralympians and paralympic sports. have been looking into the establishment of microlending programs for the benefit of individuals with autism who would like to begin a small business. the University of the Philippines Press. Benilda S. We are advised that learning and integration is more valuable than getting a diploma. The ASp national office has very recently launched an internship pro- is low. Yes. which posthumously honors National Artist for Music and Literature Levi Celerio for his contributions to Philippine translation. has clearly articulated what most deaf individuals would desire for themselves if given a voice to speak. GENEvIEvE RIvAdELO is the executive director of ALRES-PHILS. Rosita Leong Hall. parent guidance on proper internet usage and on money management is imperative. Children with autism have unique skills which need to be identified and honed. send them to the best schools our resources can afford. is the initiative of a number of Nobel Prize laureates in the Sciences from eastern Asia. We are advised very early that we should take a different perspective on education. Shereyl Aguirre Daguinod. Knowl- gram in partnership with learning institutions.” Avellana adds. American Sign Language. AsP welcomes its first batch of eager and able interns. Event partners include the Ateneo de Manila University Press. The confab will offer participants various perspectives on basic science. facebook. or “The Summit of Genius”. 1. hanapin nila kung ano ‘yung gusto nila. crime.. and Marne Kilates. Adarna House. Beth uduquin. His overhead WE NEEd MORE institutions in the philippines have only begun to open job readiness programs in support of an aging population of individuals with autism. even the deaf. to teach her two boys on the spectrum salesmanship using a mobile store that sells items door-to-door in their community. regional autism advocacy groups. parents can guide individuals with autism on the production of a food items and novelties and sell them on-line. Kung ano ang desire nila sa puso nila like kung gusto nilang maging successful sa sports. not just with your ears. please join the discussion at ASp’s Facebook page: http://www.com/autismsocietyphilippines. if you have something to contribute. it is important for an individual with autism to learn livelihood skills. through its palarong pambansa to spot students with disability who has potential in sports. president of ASp up-CAMp has taken it upon herself . it depends on the degree of hearing impairment. Vicente Rafael from University of Washington at Seattle. (3) presence of cochlear implants. FINdINg OUR NIcHE of the small percentage of individuals on the spectrum who finish high school and/or college. The society hopes to inspire more businesses to follow suit by allowing persons with autism to get work experience in an work place understanding of their strengths and limitations. i would recommend you to enroll some good schools for Deaf like MC-SAiD or philippine School for the Deaf. there is visual representation. One conference highlight is the Gawad Kritika Kultura. With sign. (5) desired mode of communication (Filipino Sign Language. ArenTS dream of bigger and better things for their children.” says philSpADA-npC chairman Mike Barredo. Australia. and (6) family’s finances. Life Sciences. FOLLOW YOUR dREAMS According to Weber. . The only advice these paralympians to these young aspiring pWD athletes is to never stop dreaming and pushing towards that goal. This situation is not unique to our country. Benilde research would show that it would be better if they know how to sign even if with cochlear implant. all parents desire to understand their children. 3. it is important for an individual with autism to learn work appropriate behavior. Michael M. you may contact Paeng Evangelista at 09209120956 or patrice_evangelista@yahoo. they are training under the ILLC’s job Readiness Program. (2) child’s age. parents of children with autism tend to be forwardthinking out of necessity. Signing exact english). (tONY PIONILLA) words through communication and it also can improve children to learn english grammar through using sign language. Whether it be through signing or speaking. which won in the Best published photo category. Kung ano ‘yung talent nila improve nila na alam nilang magogrow sila sa buhay. An even smaller percentage finds an enduring vocation. such as the Autism Learning Center in Laguna which provides training and livelihood for many pWAs in the community. retail sales via Multiply and Facebook are at an all-time high. she is a staunch advocate for children with special needs. weaknesses. successful adults. We are hoping for that so that the efforts of our athletes in international competitions will be given the right recognition and rewards they deserve. upstanding.-ivy David (deaf teacher of the deaf). it is okay if oral. the current global experience tells us that services and opportunities are lacking to address issues of adults with autism worldwide. as well as make new friends. Here are some learnings we can share from the success of ASp institutional member. Beyond a corporate social responsibility effort.