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Binay Tops Survey
Rating In Pulse Asia Poll Higher Than President Aquino’s
70% 69%
President Benigno s. Aquino iii Legend:

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84% 80%

71% 63%
senate president juan ponce enrile

41% 32%
house speaker feliciano belmonte jr.

14% 11%
supreme court chief justice renato corona

vice-President jejomar binay

Approval rating

Trust rating

Duration: February 26, to March 29, 2012

Number of Respondents: 1,200

By ELLALYN B. DE VERA More Filipinos expressed confidence and trust in Vice President Jejomar Binay than in President Benigno S. Aquino

III, the latest Pulse Asia survey results, released yesterday, showed. The survey found that 84 percent of the respondents approve of Binay’s work, while 80 percent expressed trust in

him. Aquino, on the other hand, had a 70 percent approval rating and 69 percent trust rating. The survey, conducted February 26 to March 9, polled 1,200 respondents.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile also scored high in the survey, with 71 percent for approval and 63 percent for trust. Pulse Asia noted that all three government officials also scored

single-digit overall disapproval ratings (3 to 9 percent). Less than one in 10 Filipinos distrusts the three government officials (4 to 8 percent). Speaker Feliciano Belmonte
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HIGH-RISE RESPONSE – A firefighter inspects an adjacent unit on the 15th floor of the Legaspi 300 Tower in the corner of Roxas Boulevard and Pablo Ocampo (formerly Vito Cruz) Street in Manila as fire breaks out in one of the units of the condominium yesterday, March 22, 2012. (Ali Vicoy)

US Smart Bombs Target Abu Sayyaf
By JIM GOMEZ The Associated Press

Concealed by the night sky, the two aging Philippine Air Force (PAF) planes unleashed a surprise hightech weapon: US satellite-guided bombs that whizzed down with deadly precision toward a long-elusive ter-

rorist suspect and two other top radicals dozing with their men in Jolo Island’s jungle. The use of smart bombs, confirmed to The Associated Press by four senior Philippine security officials, marks a new chapter in the long-running battle against an alQaida-linked movement in Mindanao,
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PH Marmalade Places Second In World Tilt

A marmalade made in the Philippines won a silver medal in the international category at the 2012 World Marmalade Championships held recently in England, the British embassy in Manila announced yesterday. The calamansi marmalade with brandy was made by British chef and Bacolod resident Robert Harland. According to the British embassy,

this is the first time the Philippines has been represented at the championships, now on its seventh year. The championships were part of a weekend-long marmalade festival held at the historic Dalemain Estate in England’s Lake District. Over 70,000 British pounds (P4.7 million) was raised for various charities. The organizers received over 1,700 entries from all corners of the world – a 30 percent increase over 2011. Harland’s citrusy concoction
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Church Gathering ‘Providential’

A Catholic Church official yesterday described the gathering of world religious leaders in Manila as “providential.” Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle cited that the gathering is providential because it came at a time
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SITE INSPECTION – File photo dated February 2, 2012, shows operatives of the Philippine National Police – Special Action Forces inspect the site where three most wanted leaders of the al-Qaedalinked terrorist groups Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah were killed in a United States-backed dawn airstrike in Jolo, Sulu. (AP)

ADDITIONAL SUN EXPOSURE FOR GMA — The Commission on Elections yesterday





• Criss Declines ‘X Factor’ Hosting Gig; Cowell Eyes Kiebler
Filipino-Irish “Glee” star Darren Criss reportedly turned down a hosting gig for Season 2 of the US version of “The X Factor.”

Luzon Visayas Mindanao Manila
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granted an additional one-hour sun exposure every afternoon for former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.



Metropolitan Manila Development Authority asked local government units in Metro Manila to strictly enforce the law on jaywalking by coming up with stern penalties for undisciplined pedestrians.

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The government will be spending 600 million to purchase boats, jet skis, life vests, radio and survival kits to boost the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) search and rescue capability. T Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II said the Department of Transporr tation and Communications (DoTC) is scheduled to bid out next month a contract to supply PCG the equipment needed to “complete its shortfall for coastal and inland disaster response requirements.” The PCG presently has 12 districts, 63 stations and 237 detachments guarding 36,289 kilometers of coastline and 1,830 square kilometers of water nationwide. The PCG has a total of 63 rubber boats, 10 of which are used by the PCG main headquarters in Manila,

30 in various PCG districts, 20 in diff f ferent stations and three in various PCG vessels. In effect, at least four PCG districts, 47 stations and 237 detachments do not own a single rubber boat. Roxas said this statistics illustrates how PCG’s capability is limited by its lack of search and rescue equipment. This is why Roxas said the DoTC will shell out at least 500-million capital to procure at least 300 units of rubber or aluminum boats and 81 units of plastic inflatable boats; 2,286 common life vests (6 units per boat), 762 regular life vests with sturdier survival kits for Coast Guard personnel (2 per boat); 762 VHF handheld marine-type radio dev vices (2 units for each of the 381 boats) and 381 megaphones (1 per boat). The PCG, for its part, will spend 100 million for the purchase of at least 40 additional rubber boats and at least six units of jet skis. This is separate from the 31 million annual budget

that DoTC will allocate for the maintenance and operation of the PCG’s disaster response equipments. “In line with the government’s ‘Kayo ang Boss’ advocacy, we want to upgrade the PCG’s rescue and relief capability to a level where they can protect our sea lanes and flood-prone areas when the rainy season comes,” Roxas said. W Without the capital expenditure to upgrade PCG’s disaster response capabilities, Roxas said PCG personnel w will rely on borrowing fishing boats that can be lent to them. A After the procurement project, Roxas vowed that each PCG station and detachment that did not have a single boat before will have at least a rubber or aluminum boat.“Yan ang nadatnan naming sitwasyon dito kaya inaaayos namin ito,” Roxas said. “ “Ayaw na naming maulit ang mga nangyari nung mga nakaraang taon na maraming taong napinsala kaya’t sa abot po ng aming makakaya ay hinahanda po natin ang ating Philippine Coast Guard para sa pagsagip at pagbibiga ay-proteksyon sa ating mga k kababayan,” he added.

SUMMER IN MANILA — Children beat the heat by wading in the waters of the landmark Carriedo fountain in Sta. Cruz, Manila, yesterday. The nation marked World Water Day on March 22 every year to recognize the Earth’s precious natural resource. The celebration, adopted by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, was first observed 20 years ago. (Linus Guardian Escandor)


onfronted with the front page murder of ROTC Cadet Mark Chua and the “leftist” orchestrated and strategically chosen campus protest in Baguio City, Manila, Cebu, and Davao City, to create the propaganda of “nationwide” dissent, the late Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes convened a stakeholders conference in the National Defense College of the Philippines in Camp Aguinaldo. W Welson Chua, (father of Mark) was present pleading to maintain ROTC as mandatory course in all Colleges and Universities. This corner joined said conference in unison with a grieving fathers clarion call, despite his personal tragedy. The obvious Maoist climate outside the confines however, among militant voices, was r of “Throwing the baby with the bath water,” — removing ROTC from all r educational institutions. In the course of said gathering, this corner’s modest contribution was: 1) In place of expensive ROTC fatigues and boots for parents who could ill-afford the complete uniform, was allow white T-shirts with School ROTC emblems, jeans and rubber shoes as standard uniform for the entire unit. 2) To have the originally proposed Law Enforcement Component (NSTP) to be supervised by Policemen replaced by a different component. A Study Group was formed by Secretary Reyes, headed by one of r two Defense officials who eventually torpedoed ROTC, due to a personal bias versus Reserve Force Development. I recall Reyes giving open and specific instructions in the assembly ordering said Defense Official, that Welson Chua and this corner be part of said Group. The notice for the ROTC working group to convene did arrive, but by snail-mail, days after the appointed date. An administrator/educator from the University of the Philippines, who prefers to be unnamed, provided the following nationwide obserr vation on NSTP:1)There is no uni-


formity of Adm. Structure for NSTP implementation 2) Some faculty members are chosen on the basis of being under-loaded, not on qualification 3) Honoraria are insufficient to cover travel expenses etc. amount varies school to school 4) Lack of awareness on some school administrators in the IRR makes it difficult for coordinators to carry out NSTP effectively 5) Vulnerable to intervention of “left-leaning” individuals who have access to implementation 6) LGU unfamiliar with NSTP hence , coordination of community projects generally inefficient 7) A concern to sustain gains of NSTP among students who finish one year mandatory requirement 8) Lack of effective r project benefit monitoring/evaluation of NSTP implementation makes it difficult to assess gains and gaps of the program 9) Need to include basic drill and ceremonies to ensure order when students mobilized for community service 10) Need for wide info, education and communication campaign on NSTP to be effective in mobilizing society towards its objectives and goals. F For a country under siege with a twin insurgency for roughly four decades, one Maoist — and violent in nature; an armed secessionists movement sponsored by Malaysia; and a potential propellant in Western Philippine Sea, government leaders are tip-toeing over misplaced sensibilities rather than charging ahead with common sense, strengthening instead national defense via ROTC (or Citizens Armed Force Training Course). A significant problem with present ROTC, including 5 Bills in Congress is, it fails to address the “learning curve” of week-ends only training. I propose a “One Summer Training” (45-60 days, MonFri training) for all requirements. The student decides which summer to enroll in before graduation. Rifle firing must be standard for all schools as well. Hence, the orders, sun, map reading, drills, shouting etc. will all make sense. Even the saluting.




Friday, March 23, 2012


Express Lanes For Holy Week

The North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) have agreed to set up a “Holy Week Express Lane” for the expected surge of motorists during the Lenten Season. Metro Pacific Tollway Corporation (MPTC), mother company of NLEx's concessionaire Manila North Tollway Corporation and SCTEx's manager Tollway Management Corporation, said the express lanes will only be available for northbound traffic. Under the "Holy Week Express Lane" program, owners of class 1 vehicles such as private cars, vans and jeepneys intending to exit in Dau, Pampanga or Subic-Tipo or Tarlac via SCTEx may already pay for the toll at the NLEx's Balintawak or the Mindanao Avenue toll plazas. Motorists exiting Dau will pay P218, while those exiting Subic via SCTEx will pay P408 and those exiting Tarlac will pay P322. According to MPTC, the program will shorten transaction time in busy plazas and alleviate the queuing at toll booths especially during peak hours of the Holy Week exodus of Filipinos to their provinces. Motorists who will make onetime payment will be given access to designated express lanes located at the left side of toll plazas for their

entry and exits. But MNTC vice president for toll operations Bobby Bontio said that the "Holy Week Express Lane" could not be implemented for south-bound traffic of NLEx and SCTEx. “This is because the toll plazas in Subic and Tarlac are too limited to accommodate an Express Lane. It may also cause long queues of motorists and these toll plazas are not too wide and long like those in Balintawak and Mindanao Avenue,” Bontio said. The “Holy Week Express Lane” is part of the joint NLEx and SCTEx motorist assistance program called “Safe Trip Mo, Sagot Ko.” Aside from the setting up of “Holy Week Express Lane,” there will also be free towing of stalled vehicles to the nearest exit, available medical personnel to administer first aid, free wifi and emergency mobile calls at selected public assistance camps. MNTC president Rodrigo Franco said NLEx and SCTEx management is doing all it can to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel to its customers but enjoined the motorists to do their part of the bargain. “Make sure your vehicles are in good condition before departing, properly maintained and checked up for the long travel ahead,” he said. The NLEx caters to 160,000 vehicles daily while the SCTEx has 24,000. The TMC expects 15 to 20

percent increase from the daily average users of both NLEx and SCTEx before, during and after the Holy Week. Traffic is expected to become heavier along NLEx and SCTEx starting the afternoon of April 4, Holy Wednesday, until the morning of April 5, Maundy Thursday.

Tap Water Safe For Drinking

The Metro Manila Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Committee (MMDWQMC) has given a 100 percent satisfactory compliance rating to Maynilad Water Services Inc. (Maynilad). To ensure the safety of water in the metropolis, the committee conducts monthly water sampling in over 800 points in Maynilad’s concession area. Maynilad President and CEO Ricky Vargas said the samples undergo strict bacteriological, physical and chemical examination to ensure that the water meets the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) of the Department of Health (DOH). “To ensure the safety of the water we deliver to our customers, we maintain worldclass facilities and continue to rehabilitate the pipe system we inherited,” Vargas said. Vargas noted that the company’s service improvement projects including the replacement of old, leaky pipes throughout its concession area has reduced the risk of intrusion of dirty water into the distribution network. The MMDWQMC is composed of representatives from the DOH Center for Health Development - Metro Manila, DOH National Center for Health Facility Development, Manila Health Department - Public Health Laboratory,

Marikina Clean Food Laboratory, Makati Health Department, Pasay City Health Department, Parañaque City Health Department, Quezon City Health Department, Las Piñas City Health Department, Environmental Management Bureau, MWSS Regulatory Office, Maynilad Water Services, Inc. and Manila Water Company Inc.

On the other hand, importation of chicken rose from 45,772,404 kilos in 2008 to 127,227,725 kilos in 2011. Importation of meat has strangely soared up in spite of a steady supply of these commodities taken up by domestic hog and poultry producers.


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CHICKEN IMPORTATION YEAR 2008 – 2011 Increased by 178% from 2008 to 2011 or 2.8(x) times

Mr. President, the farm gate price of pork – from July 2011 to Feb. 2012 – was averaging at R86 per kilo, as against a production cost of R92 per kilo. Clearly, the hog raisers were losing P6 per kilo which translates to R8.5 billion in the eight months period, considering the 2.2 Million hogs sold per month both from commercial and backyard raisers. Despite the plunge, the pork’s average retail price remains at P170 per kilo in the wet markets. This is also true in the case of chicken. The glaring discrepancy in pricing has been going on for years at the expense of the producers and farmers. Mr. President, numbers do not lie. Record shows that importation of pork has steadily increased from 109,366,006 kilos in 2008 to 169,218,977 kilos in 2011; the highest was registered in 2010 at 178,905,096 kilos. On the other hand, importation of chicken rose from 45,772,404 kilos in 2008 to 127,227,725 kilos in 2011. Importation of meat has strangely soared up in spite of a steady supply of these commodities taken up by domestic hog and poultry producers.

PORK IMPORTATION YEAR 2008 – 2011 Increased by 55 % from 2008 to 2011 or 1.5(x) times


e, the commercial and and the farmers that rely on us. 101,957,447 backyard hog and poultry Mr. President, the hog and 100,000,000 raisers, feed-millers and poultry 67,264,871 industry, which ranks stakeholders in the agri-business second in the total agricultural 45,772,404 industr y are appealing to his output, is, at present, in a situation 50,000,000 Excellency President Benigno C. where it is losing heavily in Aquino III to help bail us out from our earnings as a result of a continuing present predicament which, if it will fall in farm gate price which can 0 continue to hound us, will endanger be attributed to the dumping of our livelihood and the very survival 2009 imported meat in the domestic 2008 2010 2011 of our existence, that of our families markets. CHICKEN IMPORTATION YEAR 2008 – 2011 Increased by 178% from 2008 to 2011 or 2.8(x) times

PORK IMPORTATION YEAR 2008 – 2011 Increased by 55 % from 2008 to 2011 or 1.5(x) times

We cannot simply comprehend the logic behind this scheme.

Mr. President, we are not against importation of meat per se, if, by doing so, the consuming public gets benefitted. We categorically support your program of keeping the prices of goods at a reasonable level.

What we denounce is the unhampered importation coupled with smuggling, technical or otherwise, of meat carcasses that are afterward dumped in the local market - at our expense. This vicious practice of over-importation stands to benefit only meat importers (and smugglers) and never the consumers.
We cannot simply comprehend the logic behind this scheme. doing so, the consuming public gets benefitted. We categorically support your program of keeping the prices of goods at a reasonable level. What we denounce is the unhampered importation coupled with smuggling, technical or otherwise, of meat carcasses that are afterward dumped in the local market - at our expense. This vicious practice of overimportation stands to benefit only meat importers (and smugglers) and never the consumers. It may interest you, Mr. President, to know that the government, which you head, is losing at least R3.7 billion annually in revenues as a result of an unabated smuggling of meat; a huge amount that could be spent for constructing more school buildings, farm-to-market roads and other pro-people projects.

It may interest you, Mr. President, to know that the government, which you head, is losing at least P3.7 billion annually in revenues as a result of an we are not against unabated smuggling of meat; a huge amount that could be spent for constructing more school buildings, farm-to-marke Mr. President, importation of meat per se, if, by roads and other pro-people projects.
OUTRIGHT SMUGGLING TECHNIGAL SMUGGLING (Misdeclaration/Undervaluation) Meat of Swine
Volume(kilos) Trading Partner Phil. Imports Difference TARRIFFS LOST TARIFFS LOST TOTAL TARRIFFS LOST TOTAL TARIFFS LOST Value ($)

Poultry Meat
Volume (kilos) Value ($)

Swine Liver and Edible Offals
Volume (kilos) Value ($)

105,761,459 $ 168,215,657 63,801,472 46,886,364 41,959,987 $ 121,329,290 Php 2.07 Billion ($ 121,329,290 X p42.7 X 40%)

118,957,154 $94,023,021 56,447,786 $55,931,130 107,124,384 71,230,378 93,732,688 47,922,216 11,832,770 $ 22,792,643 37,284,902 $ 8,008,914 Php 389.2 Million Php 1.3 Billion ($22,792.643 X P42.70 X 40%) (37,284,902 X $2.50 value X P42.70 X 40% - 5%)

Php 3.7 Billion

Source : :UN Statistics Division (COMTRTADE) Source UN Statistics Division (COMTRTADE)
We already have a series of dialogues with the officials of the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Customs under the Department of Finance, aimed at rationalizing the importation of meat and eradicate smuggling. But, it seemed, they are helpless in curbing the plague of unrelenting meat imports, especially frozen meat. We do not want to be a burden to the government, Mr. President. But if our livelihood would be taken from us as a result of excessive meat importation, some 36 million Filipinos across the country, including corn, rice, coconut, cassava and sugarcane farmers as well as fishermen, who derive income from this part of the agriculture sector, will unnecessarily be driven to poverty. Thus, our ranks will be added to the statistics of the millions of Filipinos, who now are suffering from involuntary hunger. Mr. President, you are our last hope. We believe that with your timely intercession, we will be able to survive and in turn become partners in your strive for food security for our people and country. If your precious time will permit, we wish to have a dialogue with you on effort to ventilate our sentiments. We pray for your health and the success of your administration.

We already have a series of dialogues with the officials of the Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of Customs under the Department of Finance, aimed at rationalizing the importation of meat and eradicate smuggling. But, it seemed, they are helpless in curbing the plague of unrelenting meat imports, especially frozen meat.

We do not want to be a burden to the government, Mr. President. But if our livelihood would be taken from us as a result o excessive meat importation, some 36 million Filipinos across the country, including corn, rice, coconut, cassava and sugarcane farmers EDWIN G. CHEN DAN JAVELLANA be driven as well as fishermen, who derive income from this part ofG.the agriculture sector, will unnecessarily ALFREDO DY to poverty. Thus, our ranks ROSENDO O. SO Rep. NICANOR M. BRIONES ALFREDO DY EDWIN CHEN Pork Producers Assoc. of the Phils. DAN JAVELLANA ROSENDO O. SO Rep. NICANOR M. BRIONES National Federation of Hog Farmers ABONO Partylist Producers Assoc. of the Phils. United Agricultural Producers Group, Inc. AGAP Partylist Pork EDWIN National Federation of Hog Farmers ABONO Partylist United Agricultural Producers DAN JAVELLANA will AGAPadded to be Partylist of the SO who Rep. NICANOR M. BRIONES the statisticsROSENDO O. millions of Filipinos, G. CHEN now are suffering from involuntary hunger. Group, Inc. ALFREDO DY
AGAP Partylist
ABONO Partylist Pork Producers Assoc. of the Phils. National Federation of Hog Farmers United Agricultural Producers Group, Inc.

boanga Del Norte Hog Raisers Assn MEYNARDO E. LOPEZ boanga Del Norte Hog Raisers Assn

Mr. President, you are our last hope. We believe that with your timely intercession, we will be able to survive and in turn become LICUP VINCENT GO JOSE NGO MEYNARDO E. Zamboanga Del Norte for food security partners inLOPEZ MEYNARDO E. LOPEZ NELSON LICUP forNELSONFarm ARNEL MARASIGAN ARNEL MARASIGAN VINCENT GO Universal Robina CorporationJOSE NGO your strive Hog Raisers Assn our people and country. CAFMACO Licup Cavite Pig City If your precious time will permit, we wish to have a dialogue with you on effort to ventilate our sentiments. We pray for your health PSPA MEMBERsuccess of your administration. and the
Licup LICUP NELSON Farm Licup Farm CAFMACO ARNEL MARASIGAN CAFMACO Universal Robina GO VINCENT Corporation Universal Robina Corporation Cavite Pig City JOSE NGO Cavite Pig City DAVID CO VIOLETA PRESNO ERNESTO WONG NELSON VILLAMARIN VIOLETA PRESNO ERNESTO NELSON PSPA MEMBER Zamboanga Sibugay Swine Raisers WONG Fil-Cantonese Hog Raisers Assn VILLAMARIN Angono Backyard Hog Raisers Assn., Zamboanga Sibugay Swine Raisers Association ERNESTO WONG Assn Fil-Cantonese Hog Raisers Angono Backyard Hog Raisers Assn., VIOLETA PRESNO NELSON VILLAMARIN Association Zamboanga Sibugay Swine Raisers Fil-Cantonese Hog Raisers Assn Angono Backyard Hog Raisers Assn., Association

RICHARD G. YU RICHARD G. YU DAVID CO Bulacan Swine & Poultry Producers Assn. acan Swine & Poultry Producers Assn. PSPA MEMBER RICHARD G. YU DAVID CO

can Swine & Poultry Producers Assn.

YSABEL G. GATMAITAN NELSON VILLAMARIN ALFREDO N. MAJABA ANTONIO A. HERNANDEZ ARSENIO E. DE GUZMAN, JR. YSABEL G. GATMAITAN NELSON VILLAMARIN Backyard Hog Raisers Assn., Inc. N. MAJABA Bansud Livestock Marketing A. HERNANDEZ Hog Raisers AssociationE. DE GUZMAN, JR. Bicol Swine Board ALFREDO ANTONIO ARSENIO Laguna Hog Raisers Association Angono Bicol Laguna HogG. GATMAITAN Angono NELSON VILLAMARIN Backyard Hog Raisers Assn., Inc. Bansud Livestock Marketing Bicol Bicol DE GUZMAN, YSABEL Raisers Association ALFREDO N. MAJABA ANTONIO A. HERNANDEZ ARSENIO E. Swine Board JR. Cooperative Hog Raisers Association Cooperative Laguna Hog Raisers Association Angono Backyard Hog Raisers Assn., Inc. Bansud Livestock Marketing Bicol Hog Raisers Association Bicol Swine Board Cooperative


RODOLFO C. CUSTODIO ARTURO C. CAPILE BENJAMIN A. JARO ERNESTO WONG JERRY MEDRIANO RODOLFO C. CUSTODIO ARTURO BENJAMIN A. JARO Livestock, Poultry & Feedmillers WONG Fil-Cantonese Hog Raisers Assn. MEDRIANOIlocos Swine Raisers Association ERNESTO JERRY Pangasinan Agri-Ventures Primary MPC C. CAPILE Bulacan Swine & Poultry Raisers MPC Cavite ngasinan Agri-Ventures Primary MPC BulacanARTURO Poultry Raisers MPC Swine & C. CAPILE Cavite Livestock, Poultry & Feedmillers Fil-Cantonese Hog Raisers Assn. IlocosJERRY Raisers Association Swine MEDRIANO RODOLFO C. CUSTODIO BENJAMIN A. JARO ERNESTO WONG Assn. gasinan Agri-Ventures Primary MPC Bulacan Swine & Poultry Raisers MPC Cavite Livestock, Assn. & Feedmillers Poultry Fil-Cantonese Hog Raisers Assn. Ilocos Swine Raisers Association Assn. JOSELITO LINGAO LIMCOMA MPC DENNIS C. TUMBAGA Luntian MPC DENNIS C. TUMBAGA Luntian MPC DENNIS C. TUMBAGA VICTOR LACSON BENEDICT SEAN G. ARELLANO BENEDICT SEAN Luntian MPC VICTOR LACSONMagalang Hog Raisers Association G. ARELLANO Southern Luzon Livestock Raisers Assn. Magalang Hog Raisers Association Southern Luzon Livestock Raisers Assn. VICTOR LACSON BENEDICT SEAN G. ARELLANO Magalang Hog Raisers Association Southern Luzon Livestock Raisers Assn.


ine Producers Assn., of Nueva Ecija

PLUTARCO ONG ELISEO S. YU VICTOR LACSA RICO B. GERON PLUTARCO ONG Assn. of Meat & Poultry Products ELISEO S. YU Rizal Hog Farmers Association VICTOR LACSA Mateo Livestock Backyard Raisers RICO B. GERON Soro-Soro Ibaba Development Cebu San GALO L. AGUS ebu Assn. of Meat & Poultry Products Rizal Hog Farmers YU San Mateo Livestock Backyard Raisers Assn., Inc. RICOIbaba Development Soro-Soro B. GERON GALO L. AGUS PLUTARCO ONG ELISEO S. Association VICTOR LACSA MPC Cooperative Neighborhood Farmers & Hog Raisers MPC Assn., Inc. Neighborhood Farmers & Hog Raisers Assn., Inc. bu Assn. of Meat & Poultry Products Rizal Hog Farmers Association San Mateo Livestock Backyard Raisers Soro-SoroCooperative Ibaba Development GALO L. AGUS Assn., Inc. MPC Assn., Inc. Cooperative Neighborhood Farmers & Hog Raisers Assn., Inc.

den Valley Swine Raisers Assn., Inc.

WELMAR L. YAP JOEL M. BORJAL PATRICK PETER O. YAP WARREN K. UY SANTIAGO J. TANCHAN, JR. WELMAR L. YAP JOEL PATRICK YAP WARREN SANTIAGO J. TANCHAN, JR. Golden Valley Swine Raisers Assn., Inc. M. BORJAL Tabaco Livestock Raisers Association PETER O.United Swine Producers of Ilo-ilo, Inc. K. UY Iloilo Hog Farmers MPC Cebu Poultry & Livestock Association lden Valley Swine L. YAP Assn., Inc. Tabaco Livestock Raisers Association United Swine Producers ofYAP Inc. Iloilo Hog Farmers MPC Cebu Poultry &J. TANCHAN, JR. WELMAR Raisers JOEL M. BORJAL PATRICK PETER O. Ilo-ilo, WARREN K. UY SANTIAGO Livestock Association Tabaco Livestock Raisers Association United Swine Producers of Ilo-ilo, Inc. Iloilo Hog Farmers MPC Cebu Poultry & Livestock Association

ARTURO CALMA ROLANDO MAGNAYE MILA T. MENDEZ ROQUE H. GALARAGA ARTURO CALMA Negros Occ. Hog Breeder/Raiser Assn ROLANDO MAGNAYE City Livestock & Poultry Raisers MILA T. MENDEZ Swine Growers & Meat RetailersGALARAGADel Sur Livestock & Poultry Raisers ROQUE H. Southern Surigao Ubay Davao Southern Negros Occ. Hog Breeder/Raiser Assn SurigaoROLANDO MAGNAYE Raisers Assn. Swine Growers & Meat Retailers City Livestock & Poultry Ubay MILA T. MENDEZ Davao ROQUE H. GALARAGA ARTURO CALMA Assn. Del Sur Livestock & Poultry Raisers Group Assn. Assn. Group Southern Negros Occ. Hog Breeder/Raiser Assn Surigao City Livestock & Poultry Raisers Ubay Swine Growers & Meat Retailers Davao Del Sur Livestock & Poultry Raisers Assn. Assn. Group ROGELIO P. LEDESMA FORTUNATO O. VEÑEGAS EMILIO V. ESCOBILLO, JR. ERIC M. HARINA ROGELIO P. LEDESMA Valley Livestock Growers & MPC O. VEÑEGAS FORTUNATO EMILIO V. ESCOBILLO,South Cotabato Swine Producers M. HARINA JR. ERIC Koronadal Northern Mindanao Hog Farmers Zamboanga City Hog Raisers Association Koronadal Valley Livestock Growers & MPC Northern MindanaoVEÑEGAS South V. ESCOBILLO, JR. Zamboanga City M. HARINA Association ROGELIO P. LEDESMA FORTUNATO O. Hog Farmers Association, Inc.Cotabato Swine Producers EMILIO ERIC Hog Raisers Association Association Koronadal Valley Livestock Growers & MPC Northern Association, Inc. Mindanao Hog Farmers South Cotabato Swine Producers Zamboanga City Hog Raisers Association Association, Inc. Association
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By Chito A. ChAvez

Friday, March 23, 2012


Discount To Special Children Pushed
A Quezon City barangay chairman is asking the city government to strictly enforce the 20 percent special discounts on goods and medicines to special children in the city. Chairman Victor Ferrer of Barangay Bahay Toro in the city’s first district raised the issue after receiving numerous complaints that the special rates are not accorded to special children. Ferrer, a former president of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL), reminded businessmen they are obliged to give the discount to special children under ordinance number SP 1801-S-07. It came to his attention that noncomplying stores in the city have denied their customers with the benefits embodied in the “special children discount’’ ordinance. Ferrer said the ordinance is within the “General Welfare Clause’’ of the Local Government Code which seeks protection and promotes health and safety enhancing the rights of the people to a balanced ecology. He added that the ordinance also allows the city government to ease the burden and protect the rights of the children with mental disabilities. In issuing the reminder to business firms, Ferrer said the conditions of the special children should not be taken against them by neglecting their needs and excluding them from gaining basic services from the government. “It is my desire to improve the quality of their life to cope with their standard of living in spite of their standing in the society. We must show compassion instead of discriminating them,” Ferrer said. The term special children refers to those having difficulties in learning, making modifications in the educational curriculum and other related instr uctions absolutely necessary. Special children include those afflicted with autisim, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, down syndrome, mental retardation, speech and language delay, learning disability, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities and similar conditions. Small retail stores offering basic commodities are exempted from the ordinance.

Meralco Amnesty
A Quezon City councilor has proposed a resolution to request the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to grant amnesty to its blacklisted customers on condition that they pay their illegally consumed electricity. In proposed resolution PR2011, S-140, Councilor Ranulfo Z. Ludovica, president of the Liga ng Barangay of Quezon City, said that illegal tapping of electric lines especially in the slum areas has become rampant after service to customers who have not paid their bills were cut. Ludovica said the major cause of fires has been traced by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to the overloading of the electrical system in households and the main line caused by illegal connections. Ludovica noted that the many blacklisted electric users resort to illegal tapping or use of jumpers from the main line putting the whole community at risk due to systems overload. With the grant of the amnesty, Ludovica said that the number of blacklisted former Meralco customers is likely to drop dramatically since they will return to the good graces of the utility company. Aside from the expected dip in fire incidents, Ludovica said the amnesty will also minimize the “systems loss” of Meralco and result in lower monthly electric bills of its customers. The councilor aired concerns about the rash of fires in Metro Manila, ironically during Fire Prevention Month that is being observed this March. Last week, fire ravaged the Ever Gotesco Mall in Caloocan City. The fire smoldered for at least five days before it was completely put out. Meralco supplies electricity to 95 cities and towns in Luzon. The electric company was established in 1903. (Chito A. Chavez)

Gazmin would not respond to questions about the new bombs in an interview with The AP last week. the Filipinos and their captors had been forced to travel overland after a flight from the capital was canceled because of a sand storm. one of the organizers of the event. Aquino III. However. the learned and the illiterate. had the same percentage – 41 percent – for performance approval and for respondents indecisive about his performance. 2012 3 Filipinos Kidnapped In Yemen By ROY C. there is seemingly a division. (Cont'd from page 1) scored 19 points out of a maximum of 20. five also for drugs-related offences. Six Filipinos face the death sentence in Malaysia. We were successful. he said. Pulse Asia said. Accompanying that was crew training.” added Tagle. fragmentation. He said he is hoping that the event will inspire people to work together. had the highest disapproval rating – 58 percent. You know popularity is like ice cream. However. Enrile enjoyed an 11-percentage point improvement in his national approval score and a seven-percentage point drop in the level of indecision toward his performance.” said Tagle. but perhaps with a slightly modified recipe using whisky rather than brandy. which is also the resumption of the regular session of the Senate and the House of Representatives. so we will be spared the agony of acquitting a guilty man or worse. “I’m invited to attend because the event is being held here in Manila.” The Philippine militar y announced that a top Malaysian terrorist suspect. would also melt along the way. Col. a tribal chief who had offered to mediate her release said she was being held hostage in eastern Yemen and was safe and in good health. at times soft. four Filipinos were put to death in China for drug trafficking despite the intervention of high-level officials. we pray that the accuser and the accused. 2012.” However.” said Harland in a statement. The survey showed that 50 percent of the population trusts the Senate. We are making high level representations and making sure they have access to legal and consular assistance and trying to get their sentences commuted. while indecision regarding the Senate’s trustworthiness is more pronounced than outright distrust (40 percent versus 10 percent). Binay has played down his higher ratings than the President. intelligence-driven strikes that target holdouts of the battered Abu Sayyaf. Thermal imaging from a US drone.. Enrile is also satisfied with his Pulse Asia ratings. but the smart bombs are the first major high-tech hardware supplied to the Philippines. the introduction of smart bombs reflects shifting battlefields and strategies. Chief Justice Renato Corona. “The division seems more dramatic now when it comes to politics but even in our everyday life there is also division. Binay Tops. Considered as one of the broadest international ecumenical gatherings in the Philippines. In the case of Corona. “We are helping them out. respectively). while ambivalence toward his trustworthiness became more manifested (+8 percentage points). described by two of the senior officials. (Additional reporting by Genalyn D. Jc Bello Ruiz and Hannah L. was among the dead.. But he said popularity. the same overall trust and indecision ratings are scored by . among others. I no longer think about such things. Successive blasts shattered a hillside rebel encampment of Abu Sayyaf. and a security official said “the kidnapping bears the hallmark of AlQaeda. who is on trial in the Senate after being impeached. Rev. But when your popularity melts it doesn’t mean you are a bad official or you rendered bad service. a copy of which was seen by the AP said that US de. pronouncing the guilt of an innocent man… “And whatever is the outcome of this trial. but he said that technology from the Americans has given the military lifesaving skills such as enabling pilots to fly at night. Reyes said he is still hoping that Filipinos will use their faith to be united for the sake of the country. 2012. The executions triggered widespread condemnation in the largely-Catholic country which abolished the death sentence in 2006. There has been no word yet on News the identities of the Filipinos. and intelligence. most for murder." the interior ministry said." DFA Spokesperson Raul Hernandez told Manila Bulletin in a text message. Yemeni security forces have been ordered to "quickly free the hostages and arrest their kidnappers. the supernatural power of being able to read the mind and feel the conscience of the respondent standing trial before this impeachment court. an observer at the WCC. said the Armed Forces of the Philippines “neither confirms nor denies the existence of such munitions citing operational security reasons. They offer a less manpowerintensive way to combat Abu Sayyaf at a time when both the Philippines and the US militaries want to focus resources on tensions with China in the South China Sea. while 32 percent expressed trust in Belmonte. He was edged out by Singaporean Sharon Lee Puay Ming. but a full participating member of its major Commissions on Mission and on Faith and Order. meanwhile. a common witness and Christian service. secretary general of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP). its pilots have been training vigorously to further improve their proficiency particularly in the precise delivery of munitions to its identified target. dropped 24 percentage points in his overall approval rating and gained 34 percentage points in his overall disapproval score. It was also the last day of the hearing before the Senate. The US has been assisting the Philippine military since shortly after the September 11 attacks. trust in him and indecision on the matter of trusting or distrusting him eased during this time (-18 and -14 percentage points. Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said yesterday President Aquino’s 70 percent trust rating and 69 percent approval rating was an indication of support for his fight against corruption and poverty. CASAYURAN Shabwa. when there is division in the country due to the ongoing impeachment of Chief Justice Renato C. division are so strong…all these efforts are aimed at uniting people and giving them hope. A Swiss woman teaching at a foreign language institute in the Red Sea port of Hodeïda was seized by gunmen from her home on March 14 and moved to the eastern province of Friday..m. even for a second. Only 11 percent said they trust Corona.” he said. There are 27 Filipinos on death row in the Middle East. many in harsh conditions where they can be tricked into acting as drug mules. around 3 a. These movements translated to a significant increase in the Corona’s national distrust rating (+33 percentage points). “When are we going to unite? There are some who are favor of the so-called ‘Noynoying’ and there are also those who oppose it. The House of Representatives and the Supreme Court both scored essentially the same approval and indecision ratings (43 percent versus 40 percent and 41 percent versus 35 percent.. huts and tents.” DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez said. he said. and Belmonte were “practically unchanged. Although it remains unclear whether all three of the most-wanted terrorists were killed. Pulse Asia noted that between November.” Harland said he intends to enter the competition again next year. Amen. the overall performance ratings of President Aquino. the House (41 percent versus 47 percent) and Supreme Court (37 percent versus 42 percent). However.. The Supreme Court’s overall trust score dropped by 16 percentage points while its national indecision rating increased by 9 percentage points during this period. along with Singaporean martial arts instructor Muhamda Ali – whose rebel name is Muawiyah – and Abu Sayyaf commander Gumbahali Umbra Jumdail. Only 14 percent appreciate Corona's performance. (Cont'd from page 1) Jr. stressed that he was just invited to speak to the event and not the organizer. Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos. was to deliver 22 kits last year to convert conventional bombs into precisionguided munitions that could be launched from the OV-10 turboprop. avoided the military casualties often incurred in ground raids. (Cont'd from page 1) US Smart. About two in 10 Filipinos (16 percent) don’t approve of Belmonte’s performance. 42 are detained in China on drugs charges. who won the gold medal. “Historically the Vice President’s trust rating is higher than the President.” Tagle said. A local official said those detainees were both Al-Qaeda suspects. said Hernandez. The well-planned assault. according to the ministry. in the same way that it is important to Christians. They also dovetail with a change in recent years from massive offensives to surgical. Panfilo M. he said. and the division of political party has not healed that no matter where we look. while survivors pulled away the dead and wounded in the pitch darkness. The Vietnam War-era turboprops roared away after delivering a bull's-eye hit near mountainous Parang town in Maguindanao.” added Reyes. on Feb. but they enjoyed the flavor. Disapproval for the work done by these institutions is more pronounced toward the Supreme Court (24 percent) compared to Congress (13 to 16 percent). The Supreme Court obtained a higher distrust rating than the Senate and the House (21 percent versus 10 to 12 percent). any displeasure is always directed towards the chief executive. When will it end? What are the chances that we will unite?” he said. Kabiling. Torregoza) PH Marmalade. for the sake of our beloved country and Your children in this part of the world. also known as Marwan. The impeachment trial of the chief magistrate resumes on May 7. Rex Reyes.” (With a report from Agence France Presse) “Grant us O Lord.” Many Western. The event is ongoing up to March 27. Sometimes it has something to do with making unpopular decisions.” This was part of the six-paragraph prayer of Sen. Sometimes it’s hard. 2012 than five months ago (32 percent versus 41 percent). Pulse Asia noted. "Excuse me but it is not an apple-to-apple comparison. Corona. “This has been set a long time ago even before the impeachment so we are not going to say anything about the impeachment.. Training with US forces has focused on ways to avoid harming noncombatants and wasting resources. The World Council of Churches is a worldwide fellowship of 349 churches representing over 560 Million Christians.. “We were able to trace that they were all together at a certain time so that was the time to hit. 2. This was the second report of kidnapping of foreigners in the poor and generally lawless Arabian Peninsula country in the past week. Ambivalence or the percentage of undecided respondents as regards Corona’s work became less pronounced during period mentioned (-11 percentage points). respectively). They spoke on condition of anonymity because they aren't authorized to discuss those details with the media. equipment upgrades to allow the OV-10s to deploy the bombs and two test runs. as long as I just do my job. On Tuesday. “I had heard that one can make a very decent marmalade using calamansi so I decided to have a go. A military spokesman. “We come together to proclaim our common faith in Jesus Christ and mission that we can work togeth- er for our mission in a world where competition. significant changes occurred in the performance ratings of two other leading government officials. MABASA The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday they are still verifying reports that Yemeni Ping Prays For Supernatural Power For Senator-Judges By MARIO B. Zulkifli bin Hir. “This is a great example of the UK and Philippines working together. while about a quarter (26 percent) is "ambivalent" or not sure of their answer.” he told reporters before addressing the participants of the pre-assembly of the World Council of Churches’ Commission for World Mission and Evangelism (WCC-CWME) in Manila yesterday. The four senior officials said the strike on the Abu Sayyaf lair employed GPS-guided bombs. "We are still verifying the report. a previously unavailable technology acquired from the United States under a confidential military assistance project. It must taste good!” Church Gathering. depicted the aftermath: Several slain gunmen lay amid a clutter of destroyed trees.” Gazmin said. seeking unity." According to the Yemeni Interior Ministry. “So we took off early morning and bombed them. “Thank God. laser and other technologies to zero in on targets. including drone surveillance. Middle Eastern and Asian countries have acquired smart bombs since they were first widely used by the US-led coalition in the 1990-91 Gulf War.” he said. Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin praised “the carefully planned precision attack” in a statement days after the strike. “A British national uses local produce to make marmalade in the Philippines that then wins an international award in England. “All these we ask in the name of Your Son. citing last month's airstrike. Corona. “Until now the division between the rich and the poor. the ministry said the kidnappers were demanding the release of prisoners. But I think every Filipino should ask themselves that question because unity is very important to a country. Reports said the kidnappers belong to the Bani Jabr tribe and are demanding the “release of one of their own. Only two government officials had significant movements in their trust ratings between November 2011 and March 2012. DFA Seeking Mercy For 77 Pinoys On Death Row Abroad MANILA (AFP) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday that diplomats had increased their efforts to save 77 Filipinos on death row overseas after four nationals were executed in China last year for drug trafficking. (Cont'd from page 1) viewed by the US as a key front in the global effort to keep terrorists at bay. “I liked the taste as did friends so when I heard about the championships I thought why not give it a go. The welfare of Filipinos abroad is a sensitive issue in a country where more than nine million work overseas. including the Roman Catholic Church. providing advice." he said in a previous interview. while another Filipino is facing execution for murder in the United States. Jesus Christ. Sixty percent also distrust the Chief Justice.” he said. which remains one of Southeast Asia's most violent groups despite a decade of battle losses. training. But I knew that competition would be fierce with so many entries coming in from around the world. They have guidance kits and fins and use the US GPS satellite system. fense contractor Raytheon Co. however. Binay. The Manila prelate. March 23. You go through the surveys even the past administration the reason being is that any criticism. including an appeal from President Benigno S. As in the latest case. “That is also the struggle of Christians. Of those facing execution. The survey also found that not one of three key government institutions gained a majority approval or trust rating in March 2012. Corona. goes into a six-week Lenten recess starting today. Lacierda said the Palace is not bothered that Binay scored higher than Aquino.6 tribesmen kidnapped three Filipino sailors on Tuesday in the central province of Marib as they were traveling to a port in the far-eastern Mahrah province. delivering four bombs. sitting as an impeachment court. the Senate emerged as the most appreciated and trusted institution (50 percent). Lacson yesterday at the start of the 34th day of the impeachment trial of embattled Chief Justice Renato C. who is in prison in Sanaa (the capital of Yemen) for a serious criminal offense. and all the participants in this painful exercise. will learn to forgive and forget all the harsh and cruel words said and heard. He did not say when the 77 were due to be executed. explained that it was just a mere coincidence that their gathering is held at a time when there is an ongoing impeachment.” British embassy Chargé d’ Affaires Trevor Lewis said in a statement as he congratulated Harland. Belmonte had a lower overall trust rating in March. Last year. 2011 and March. just like ice cream. The embassy pointed out that calamansi is not very well-known in Europe and the judges noted the marmalade's unusual taste.. A Philippine military document detailing the project. while one Filipina convicted for the same reason is detained in Indonesia. the WCC-CWME is being attended by member-churches and associate members of the World Council of Churches and representatives of independent Pentecostal and Evangelical churches and movements.

claiming that the negotiation is nearing a "stalemate. we will feel the pain every day. unionist Armando Portajada.” She pointed out in particular Article12 of the bill stating the Liability of the Commanding Officer or Superior as principal to the crime of enforced disappearance." The OIC. “We welcome the House of Representatives’ action of passing the bill in its third reading. This is a step towards ending the impunity by which perpetrators of this most heinous crime commit human rights violation in this country." the MILF leader said. GPH and MILF panels came out of the latest face-off amid Leonen's opening day statement. abduction or any other form of deprivation of liberty committed by government authorities or by persons or groups of persons acting with the authorization. Von Al-Haq. A law criminalizing enforced disappearance is long overdue. support or acquiescence of such persons in authority. Edita Burgos." the two panels said in the statement issued in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday. Malaysia. confirmed the OIC requested or applied to become an observer in the peace process and also to be member of the ICG. Muhammadiyah. is the biggest pan-Islamic bloc of Muslim countries." said Al-Haq.” Portajada claimed. "In the case of the MILF. "The Parties continued their discussions on substantive issues. BENANING Friday. United Kingdom. concluded Wednesday their three-day 26th Round of Formal Exploratory Talks in Kuala Lumpur. They also announced their approval of the request of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to sit as observer in the 15-year-old Mindanao peace process. seeking to penalize enforced or involuntary disappearances. Conciliation Resources. spokesman for military affairs of the MILF. and The Asia Foundation. Turkey. March 23. mother of the missing Jonas Burgos. the pain and agony of families searching for their loved ones never stop.” she said. It can be recalled the OIC brokered the 1993 to 1996 peace talks between GPH and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) that resulted in the signing of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement (FPA). and nonstate groups Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. abetting or allowing. Another development is the signing by both parties of the Terms of Reference (ToR) for participation of their respective consultants who will join them in succeeding negotiations. whose father.” said Desaparecidos secretary general Mary Guy Portajada. The ICG for the GPH-MILF peace process is composed of the states of Japan. followed by a refusal to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty or by concealment of the fate or whereabouts of the disappeared person. disappeared more than 25 years ago.” Portajada said that they hope “the bill’s passage will help families of enforced disappearances prove that state forces are allegedly behind the abduction of their loved ones. GPH and MILF peace panels headed by Dean Marvic Leonen and Mohagher Iqbal respectively. on its third and final reading at the House of Representatives. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its presence in the peace process is very much welcome. which places such person outside the protection of the law. “We hope that our legislators in the Senate also realize the significance of passing this bill as enforced disappearance is still committed today even as we have a ‘new’ administration.News By MARVYN N. OIC addresses issues and concerns of the Islamic world. our Central Committee convened a meeting upon receipt of the request and right away approved the OIC's request unanimously. said that while they welcome the bill’s passage. The bill defines enforced disappearance as “the arrest. Malaysia as third party facilitator presented to the two parties the OIC request during the 25th exploratory talks in February. Both GPH and MILF panels said then they have to consult their respective principals back home. USMAN Negotiators of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) have scheduled another meeting in April to continue negotiation for the MILF's Comprehensive Compact peace proposal. established in 1969 after the burning of the AlAqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. "The OIC has good track record in the ways of peace-making. whether directly or indirectly the commission of his or her subordinates. formerly Organization of Islamic Conference. Peace Panels Schedule New Meeting By EDD K. either in assisting.” Burgos stressed. Dr. For her part. detention. We hope this will be enacted into law at the soonest time possible. “As long as they remain missing. . including power sharing on governance and wealth sharing. aside from agreeing to meet again next month. including Muslim minorities in non-Muslim countries. 2012 7 ‘Desaparecidos’ Families Seek Bill’s Passage The families of the Disappeared for Justice (Desaparecidos) yesterday welcomed House Bill 98. “This will also ser ve as warning to state agents who continue to enjoy impunity under the current administration. Burgos also said families of desaparecidos (Spanish term for “the missing”) will continue to exhaust all means to seek justice. They issued a Joint Statement without any hint of what happened in the meeting.

particularly in the areas of labor. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Jose Ferdinand M. OPAPP disclosed that the new package of assistance. or do we choose one that totally has no alternative that is to safeguard health and save lives? ” Surin asked.65-million jackpot. recently held the ceremonial topping-off of its Solaire Manila at the city’s complex. Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the Amir of Kuwait will arrive in the country at around 2 p. . Theresa Bonoan-David disclosed that the HRET rejected the quo warranto case filed by Silverio Tagolino who claimed that Torres-Gomez cannot be considered the rightful occupant of the congressional seat in the fourth district of Leyte because she replaced a congressional candidate who had been disqualified by the Commission on Elections during the May 2010 congressional polls. (Ali Vicoy) Filipinos Prefer To Work Abroad By SAMUEL P. “Make use of these structures as they will be built primarily for their protection. trade. Torres-Gomez. Kulang na nga ang pambili nila ng pagkain. Victoria Javier at the Veteran’s Memorial Medical Center (VMMC). Cebu. That for me is an added burden to our poor people with illness. came to the agency Wednesday to claim his money. CARANDANG ‘Rid Air Of Tobacco Smoke’ By JENNY F.” Dr. over the agency’s radio program. others found as a matter of fact that smoking brings with it grave dangers that pose a threat to health. lalong hindi nila kayang bumili ng mahal na gamot. “However. “Hindi naman talaga dapat na patungan pa ng VAT ang gamot. but SAFE trade should be a primary consideration. Arroyo due to her Vitamin D deficiency. Mupas granted the request of Santos on December 21. also drawn on March 17. have been sent home from Syria since the political tension in the Middle East country escalated last year. we could better protect them. “Although Free Trade has been seen as a key agenda of ASEAN. Dr. Ma. Despite the high turnout of OFWs seeking redeployment. “We encourage them to stay put in the country because there are jobs and other non-wage employment opportunities are waiting for them. where the pay or income is much greater than their salaries as domestic workers in Syria. from another perspective. that is if he has money left to spare. At the hearing held at the Pasay City regional trial court. Santos prayed to the court to come out with the same order on their Urgent Ad Cautelam they filed last December 13. In a statement. by end of 2012. said that the court’s order on the motion filed by Santos will favor them since the Comelec did not oppose it. There are no alternatives as far as health and life are concerned. Inc. and on to every street. Maria Juana Valeza asked Mupas to order the attending physicians of the former president at the VMMC to strictly comply with the court’s order last February 9 and to submit immediately as possible the monthly medical reports and costs/expenses reports. in Taguig City yesterday.” he said in a statement. Manila Rep. It will also minimize the social cost of being away from their homeland which could be higher in vulnerable occupations like domestic work. Still. President Aquino is expected to discuss with the Amir of Kuwait ways on how to further enhance the bilateral relations between Kuwait and the Philippines. “Majority of the repatriates requested for job search assistance (318 OFW-returnees for overseas and 54 for local). Some 2. Rojas said another winner of Lotto 6/42's P6. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino said that he sees the imposition of stricter penalties as one of the simplest solutions to enforce the law on jaywalking. His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah in Malacañang this afternoon. and indeed life itself. Economically. the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said yesterday. Fort Bonifacio. we believe it is not enough to focus only on free trade and fair trade. The Amir of Kuwait will be in the country from March 23-27.” In the past.m. Aquino III is set to receive the Kuwaiti Amir. pharmaceutical products and related raw materials and pharmaceutical equipment and instruments used for drug manufacturing from the coverage of Republic Act 8424 or the National Internal Revenue Code.000 Filipino workers. On March 17. Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. will form part of Japan's commitment to support peace and development efforts in Mindanao.m. A day before the Senate go on Lenten break. “Let us hope to extend the clean air to every capital of ASEAN cities. and other OPAPP officials. most of them were undocu- mented house hold service workers (HSWs). Tolentino said that he is bothered by people who choose to cross the streets despite the presence of footbridges which the MMDA built in strategic locations.” Surin noted. Lawyer Ray Montri Santos filed the motion before RTC Branch 112 under Judge Jesus Mupas on recommendation of Mrs. tobacco is an important revenue-producing industry. has only been into lotteries three years ago. the issue before us is really quite obvious. it took him and his carpenter father and two siblings five days to come to Manila because they have to borrow money from friends for fare to Manila.653 or about P34 million. The event was witnessed by major stakeholders in the Mindanao Peace Process such as Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita “Ging” Quintos-Deles. one of the major proponents of Entertainment City.” (Medicines should not in the first place be included in the 12 percent value added tax (VAT). and bets only twice a week. Based on the motion. Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said in a statement that one out of every three repatriated OFWs from Syria sought to be redeployed abroad. Arroyo. MEDENILLA ASSISTANCE Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe signed yesterday eight grant contracts for various social development projects in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao worth P34 million during simple ceremonies held at the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) headquarters in Pasig City. and will be in the Palace at 5:30 p. they will return home awash in cash. Mark Villar authored House Bill 6051. Citing that not all local governments in Metro Manila have their own anti-jaywalking ordinances. But the Comelec headed by Atty. About 212 of the OFWs availed of DOLE’s livelihood assistance. Sen. authored Senate Bill 3163 which seeks to exempt the sale and importation of drugs.5 million prize.” “If they remain in the country. Las Piñas Rep. MANONGDO CASE JUNKED The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal has junked electoral protests filed against television host and Leyte Rep. (Ben Rosario) ASEAN Secretary General Dr. The Family Income and Expenditure Survey of the National Statistics Office. they cannot afford to buy expensive medicines) Villar said. In filing the bill. 2012 upon the invitation of President Aquino.. the old “Bawal Tumawid Dito Nakamamatay” pedestrian warning signs along major thoroughfares were replaced with the new version which read “Bawal Tumawid. Now. The Department of Foreign Affairs has earlier reported that at least 1. Therefore. Baldoz said they are still encouraging repatriated OFWs to consider the government’s reintegration program. do we have any alternative? The answer is clearly no. VILLAS WINNERS A 28-year-old factory worker in Lapu-Lapu City. The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) urged yesterday local government units in the city to strictly enforce the law on jaywalking by coming up with stern penalties for undisciplined pedestrians. They already have not enough money for foods. we will launch an intensified campaign against jaywalkers in the metro. Quoting Brunei Sultan Bolkiah who spoke in an International Seminar on Tobacco. amounting to $824. and investment. Tobacco control advocates in the Southeast Asian region joined forces recently with the global tobacco control community in pushing for a ‘tobacco-free world’ and rid the environment of toxins that come with tobacco smoke. Surin said. so they can stay with their families. the younger Villar said tax on medicine is regressive and becomes more burdensome on the poor who are less likely to have access to medicines. Surin considered the 15th WCTOH held in Singapore as a milestone as it is the first time the convention was held in the ASEAN region. Dagdag na pahirap po iyan sa mga mahihirap na kababayan natin na may sakit. drugs and medicines account for 46 percent of the total medical out-of-pocket expenses of households. who is chairman of the Quality Affordable Medicine Oversight Committee. Surin said there are people who argue that from the economic standpoint.” Pedestrians caught crossing on prohibited areas along major thoroughfares are being apprehended by MMDA traffic enforcers for violating the anti-jaywalking law.” Tolentino hinted. Rojas II said yesterday the Cebuano lucky bettor claimed his winnings Thursday morning. 2011 that the former president be allowed to leave her room daily to have sun exposure and daily exercise for at least one hour in the morning every day. today. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.8 AROUND THE NATION KUWAITI AMIR President Benigno S. According to Surin. Additional Sun Exposure For GMA By JEAN FERNANDO FILIPINO TALENT Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels. said Solaire Manila and the Entertainment City in general are handiwork of Filipino talent. Citing a report from the National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO). Head of Mission of the International Monitoring Team (IMT) Major General Dato Abdul Rahim Bin Mohd Yusuff. “In the coming days. May Namatay na Dito” to warn pedestrians and deter them from crossing wherever they want to cross.” she added. The remaining OFWs availed of DOLE’s legal assistance program.600 international delegates attended the event that pushed for the ASEAN region to become smoke-free. Surin Pitsuwan has posed a challenge to governments in the region to rid the air of tobacco smoke in every capital city of the member nations and to every street by the end of 2012. while 104 went through skills training courses. whether we want to survive with smoking from the economic viewpoint. Felda Domingo. who was one of the lawmakers present during the event. medicines. Arroyo’s attending physician. ASEAN will become known as one Community known as ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. the ASEAN Member States and the global tobacco control community will work hand-in-hand to attain our goal of making a tobaccofree world.” The OWWA has earlier said that most of the repatriated OFWs prefer to work abroad because of higher pay and other personal reasons. the poll body did not oppose the new motion filed by the lawyer of Mrs.105 OFWs of the estimated 15. Bill Opposes VAT On Medicines By ROLLY T. court spokesperson. because health and life are all that we have. but where health and life are concerned. (Madel Sabater) National News Friday. Tolentino said “it is high time for all the 17 local government units in Metro Manila to come up with their own jaywalking regulations. welcomed the decision that was handed down by the panel of congressmen and Supreme Court justices. Javier made a recommendation for additional one hour sun exposure in the afternoon for Mrs. as he spoke during the opening ceremonies of the 15th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) held in Singapore recently. 2011 that the former president to have at least one hour sun exposure in the morning within the hospital vicinity. Wakefield) Many overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated from conflict-torn Syria still prefer to work abroad than to stay in the Philippines. “Together. Manny Villar yesterday filed a bill that seeks to remove value-added tax on medicines. Baldoz said about 845 of these OFWs were already profiled and have availed of the government’s reintegration program. Lucy Torres-Gomez after finding no sufficient reason to unseat her. (Ed Usman) 115TH PHILIPPINE ARMY DAY CELEBRATION — Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin salutes as he troops the line during the 115th Philippine Army Day celebration at the Army headquarters. a member of the Liberal Party. 2012 Jaywalking Law To Be Reinforced By ANNA LIZA T. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) granted yesterday an additional one hour sun exposure every afternoon for former President and now Pampanga Rep. his P20 "Lucky Pick" bet won Grand Lotto 6/55's P68. March 23. A counterpart bill was also filed at the House of Representatives. Villar. there may be many alternatives available. where she is currently under hospital arrest. which has many alternatives. to all 600 million people of ASEAN. (Francis T.

Sta. they remained committed to their vocation and poured into you all that they could offer.News Graduates Urged: Honor Parents. disclosed that Nasu was accused of using a nonprofit organization which he chaired as a front in recruiting the Filipinas to work at a nightclub in Gyoda." Binay said during the Eastern Visayas State UniversityTanauan Campus 37th Commencement Exercises in Tanauan. especially those suspected of carrying illegal drugs and chemicals. said Teruaki Nasu. Lawyer Antonette Mangrobang. Manila. then we must obey the law ourselves. Relish every opportunity to learn new skills or fields. Charged before the Department of Justice were Lina Achieng Noah.” Palmones explained. the repairs will be implemented by DPWH along Anda Circle to 2nd St. March 26. Tondo. Quezon. Still. Welcome Rotonda to Matimyas St. David said he ordered Nasu’s arrest at the request of the Japanese embassy which informed the BI about his activities in recruiting Filipina entertainers to Japan without the appropriate working visa. N.” Biazon said They were charged for violation of certain provisions of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act and the Tariffs and Customs Code of the Philippines. ANTONIO Japanese Held For Illegal Recruitment By JUN RAMIREZ The Bureau of Immigration (BI) is deporting a Japanese fugitive wanted for trafficking Filipina nightclub entertainers to his country. a Ugandan woman. we will however apply the full force of the law to those who violate it. a female Kenyan." to use their knowledge for nationbuilding. 5 Foreigners Face Smuggling Charges By RAYMUND F. In a traffic advisory. and Aurora Blvd. Malabon and Muntinlupa cities will begin at 10 p. Some of them may not have been blessed with a college education. “We will never allow the country to be used as a transshipment point for international drug syndicates. many of you also made the classroom a challenging place for them. They placed the total value of the seized contraband items at P185 million. R-10 Road. Included are E. maintaining an eye for detail. The African drug couriers were caught by Customs authorities for allegedly smuggling 25 kilos of methampethamine hydrochloride or “shabu” at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said they could all be members of an international drug syndicate who have tried establishing its network here. among others. 61. Above all else. They have endured the pains of work in order to provide for you and your needs at school.. including manufactured ones. 2012 9 Vice President Jejomar C. "If we wish to decry those who disrespect the law. Teachers By JC BELLO RUIZ Friday. Aicha Camara. Pasay. Nasu’s organization purportedly helps Filipinos who are children of Japanese nationals to travel to Japan and file lawsuits and claims for damages against their parents. Binay urged graduating students to honor their parents and teachers for their heroic roles in making their journey to life possible "Today is indeed your day. Weeks after. The Japanese embassy said the court issued an arrest warrant against Nasu in August last year. He also urged them to respect the law and. on Monday. Manila. Leyte last Monday. Palmones said inventors can avail of support from TAPI’s inventionbased enterprise development program for developing the inventor’s invention into an enterprise commodity. AGHAM party-list Rep. He added TAPI conducted the annual invention contests and exhibits to recognize outstanding inventions and innovations. In Quezon City. Avenue. the ordinances of our cities and the laws of the land. The Vice President. March 23 and will end at 4 a. allegedly owned by a certain Yoshimasa Matsuoka. to address pressing environmental and economic concerns. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service noted an “increasing number of seizures of big volumes” of chemicals and equipment for the production of dangerous drugs. Friday. New Panaderos St. road works will be carried out on the outer lane of Aurora Boulevard (eastbound) from Anonas to F. in recent months. Port Area. March 23." he said. BI Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. (northbound). ANTONIO Five foreign nationals who were believed to be drug mules of an African drug syndicate were formally charged Thursday by the Bureau of Customs for alleged smuggling of illegal drugs into the country.. Let us respect the rules of our households. . Josephine Balikuddembe. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Thursday gave notice to motorists and riding public that they should expect traffic gridlocks in 20 road sections in five Metro Manila cities due to continuing road improvement works.. Rodriguez Sr. and 15th Avenue between Ermin Garcia to Aurora Blvd. and industry-based invention development program for funding of inventions with industry application. a six-month pregnant woman from Guinee. Seek Gov’t Support. The road projects in Manila. Laguna. Araneta Avenue from Baloy St. and couple Joseph Yao Kyeremateng and Hamshawu Sulemana from Ghana. going to Manila. And while we give the best courtesy to the foreign visitors. Taguig following his arrest two weeks ago in San Pedro City. "It has an Invention Development Division extending an array of support and services to our inventors. Charges of violating Japan’s immigration and refugee recognition law and forging of public documents was filed against Nasu before the Omiya summary court in Saitama prefecture. as "scholars of the people. Inventors Told By RIO ROSE RIBAYA A member of the House of Representatives yesterday encouraged inventors to focus on projects that would support inventions and technologies.m. but it is not yours alone. Be thorough in your duties. and Jacinto St. Your parents and families beam with pride and we must thank them for being so generous to you. Sta. “Our airport Customs officials are trained to detect suspicious passengers and cargoes. reminded the graduates of the importance of discipline in order to suceed in their careers. Noah arrived from Dubai on February 24 with nine kilos of shabu while Balikuddembe had three kilos of the same illegal drugs concealed in her luggage. Ana. but they toiled to grant you what they themselves were denied. If we find defects in what we are asked to obey. Come to work on time and be punctual with all the tasks assigned to you. Ana Church to Lamayan St.m. is now detained at the BI jail in Bicutan. use your knowledge to improve the lives of those you encounter." "I am sure that just as they were tough on you. much more make it a market for their illegal drugs trade." Binay said. Castillo St.” he said. to Landargun St. "Bring a spirit of discipline into your lives. then let us seek remedy through the law and its agents.. Camara and couple Kyeremeteng and Sulemana brought into the country some 13 kilos of “shabu”." he said. Manila. Domingo Street from Balete Drive to Rosario Drive. Angelo Palmones said the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) is mandated to provide support to inventions and inventors under theTechnology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI). Binay also paid tribute to the teachers whose "candles burned at both ends to ensure that the classroom is a place where character and skills would be forged. DPWH: Expect Metro Traffic Gridlock By RAYMUND F... meanwhile. BI acting intelligence chief.

He held various posts in the Kuwaiti government – Deputy Prime Minister. In the 1990s. 2003. 2006. Member of the Organizational Body of the Higher Council. and Member of the Building and Construction Council. Head of Department of Press and Publications. This year. and Members of his Delegation on their State Visit to the Philippines. the Philippines was among the countries that helped in T rebuilding and reconstructing wartorn Kuwait. agribusiness. 1929. is arriving for a State Visit to the Philippines on March 23. The focus of the State Visit will be on trade and investment. Kuwait. 2006. one of the world’s richest countries. Prior to this. SHEIKH SABAH AL-AHMAD AL-JABER AL-SABAH. He is involved in various projects to help the tourism sector. Minister of Information. in Kuwait City. He is an advocate of women’s rights in the Middle East. 2012 WELCOME. He is scheduled to meet with President Benigno S. tourism. outsourcing. AMIR OF KUWAIT. to January 29. Aquino III in Malacañang and with other Filipino officials and business leaders. We welcome the Amir of the State of Kuwait. one of the country’s largest investors. he was Prime Minister from July 13.000 Filipinos who work as nurses. Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. and in the household sector. The two countries will discuss opportunities in infrastructure. MABUHAY! . MABUHAY! 10 MANILA BULLETIN Editorial FRIDAY. MARCH 23. by the National Assembly of Kuwait. Sheikh Sabah was proclaimed Amir of the State of Kuwait on January 29. ON STATE VISIT TO THE PHILIPPINES HE Amir of the State of Kuwait. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad AlJaber Al-Sabah. caregivers. and energy. We wish them success and an enjoyable stay in the country. and Members of his Delegation on their State Visit to the Philippines. It is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and is part of the Organization of Islamic Conference that supports the Philippine government’s peace process in Mindanao. information technology experts. Kuwait’s global investment plans reportedly include a potential investment of $2 billion in the 177-hectare Logistics Center being constructed at Clark Export Processing Zone in Pampanga. 2012.We welcome the Amir of the State of Kuwait. Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. the Philippines is eyeing $3-billion investments from Kuwait. Born June 16. engineers. has the fifth largest global oil reserves. Today. We wish them success and an enjoyable stay in the country. Kuwait hosts over 130.

R. whose draft is about to be transmitted to the House Committee on Transportation. please save us also from mild electrocution. Even with the evil and hostile intent of the Jews. It was a very appropriate forum because our message was that the Philippines is part of the large free market of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) and is a most strategic gateway to a total population of close to 700 million consumers. Wreaths are placed at the mausoleums of Muhammad Iqbal and Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Visiting Japanese Kizuna Ambassador (Ambassador of Resilience). The UN’s youngest agency. with some notable exceptions in the energy sector where one of the largest energy firms in the US. To give the team more bang for bucks are our honorary Consuls. the law that created the aviation body in 2008. Eckbert von Bohlen und Halbach. and He sent Me. The earthquake is forecast to be more powerful than the one that struck the Fukushima area a year ago. LOBO INT’L AVIATION LEARN FROM JAPAN’S THE RETURN OF U. especially in rural communities around the world.. ADVANCING THE JEWISH FEAST OF TABERNACLES ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT J FOR WOMEN H I L E gender discrimination around the world is still widespread. They had texted him that they were on the third floor of their rented office and were afraid the water would reach them. the South Pacific plate. New York City. Keynote speakers speak about the role of ordinary Pakistan citizens in maintaining peace and order and supporting the economic progress of the country.h. which the airline rented and (Cont’d on page B-9) P “The real man in Japan is the one who keeps his feelings to himself. (Cont’d on page 12) REPUBLIC DAY OF PAKISTAN TODAY SENDONG STORY By FR. Prof. foreign direct investments from the US have been lagging behind other nationalities over the last few years. and the Philippines) that can offer a total consumer market of more than 400 million and can com(Cont’d on page 12) D HILIPPINE aviation has been mired in Category 2 status in the last five years. the Philippine plate. the people of Israel journeyed from the desert to the Promised Land. Could the authorities have realized that He is the Messiah? But we know where He is from. The FAA reasoned that since America permits Philippine-registered aircraft to operate in the US. Thrillers of the production had been constantly aired for almost two months before showtime. It was pitched dark and no electricity in Cagayan de Oro. INVESTORS ISSUES & POLITICS VAST EXPERIENCE By DR. are mostly the ones who face difficulties. It is the political aspects that have to be addressed if the Philippines hopes for an easy resolution of the ticklish issue. All those scenes occupied more or less 30 minutes of the one-hour (Cont’d on page B-9) N T HE government grants public utility vehicles (PUVs) a provisional increase in fares as oil prices continue to rise.Views • Comments Below the Line Information f Reflections Today fl y Friday. Consul General Zeidler can provide the service to squelch smoke belchers and rolling coffins on our thoroughfares. Heinz-Peter Heidrich. 4. please. but no one laid a hand upon Him.” Essentially. his food-taster going about lip-smacking some food and sipping some juice. a 33 percent increase from 2010. *** Jeepneys in the National Capital Region and Regions 2. The Washington. including leadership and political participation. recently delivered an authoritative commentary at the AIM (Asian Institute of Management) on “ Disaster Management with focus on Japanese quick and efficient recovery. ARUY! By FRED M. presided by the country’s President. not even the police on my celphone. the country’s capital. the last-gasps effort for our Consulate General in Frankfurt which is due to close. I focused especially on what I call the VIP emerging market (Vietnam. and aruy! Commuting and travelling become painful. 25-30 ESUS moved about within Galilee. the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).cent coins again. Good I had the foresight to bring dry clothes. hoping that the Philippines. When the bridge finally gave way an avalanche of water of over 30 feet or more cas(Cont’d on page 12) I Page Eleven g Punchline Changing World g g Merry-Go-Round y Chaff from the Grain ff f DUD DOCUMENTARY By ELINANDO B. such as earthquakes and tsunamis. He is speaking openly and they say nothing to Him. But solving the technical aspects of the problems is quite easy and straight forward. MERCENE By HECTOR R. (Stuttgart).e. AES. Japanese. 6. 9. (Munich). who must be undertaking (no pun intended).” So Jesus cried out in the temple area as He was teaching and said. The Americans wanted US-registered aircraft to be allowed to be operated by local air carriers. World Bank says. unusual.S. They do not have equal access to the tools they need to create better living conditions. fulfilling his presidential duties and his routine functions on a typical day in Malacanang. namely. “Is He not the one they are trying to kill? And look. When the Messiah comes. and European investors have been more bullish in the recent past. and 11 now charge a minimum fare of R8. (Dresden) Consul General Zeidler represents the no-nonsense German TÜV which validates road worthiness of motor vehicles. VILLANUEVA Former Press Secretary OT even the internationally prestigious National Geographic television channel could save it from the doldrums of dismay that national TV audiences expressed last Sunday evening. but threw the political solutions to the lap of other agencies such as Foreign Affairs or the Office of the President. not openly but [as it were] in secret. South Korean. the agency will (Cont’d on page 12) W TEAM PHILIPPINES MADE IN GERMANY. ZAIDE T O follow through the successful visit of Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario to Berlin. Consul General a. and the commander of the Presidential Guard Battalion explaining how they react to threats by terrorists and other lawless elements or maybe from just plain crackpots. so as not to disturb the Harmony of others” — SADUHARU OH. Dr. Consul a. the creation of an independent Muslim state in India had long been desired by the Muslim minority. Many of us have not seen what a Palace insider is privileged to see first-hand. Logs and uprooted trees clogged the bridge so that a reservoir of water built up behind it. and the China plate. There was no extraordinary rain the day before but what seemed to have happened was the heavy rains in Bukidnon gorged the rivers. 2012 11 Commemoration Voice f from the South SLOW: DIPLOMATS AT WORK (2) By AMBASSADOR JOSE A. Women. This apparent reticence of US investors to invest more heavily in the Philippines motivated me and a handful of top executives from the private sector to offer our services to Ambassador Jose Cuisia to organize a nondeal investment road show to three key cities in the US. Completing the core group are Trade Attaché José Antonio Buencamino and Tourism Attaché Venus Tan. because the Jews were trying to kill Him. This event commemorates the 1940 Lahore Resolution and the adoption of Pakistan’s first constitution on its transition from the Dominion of Pakistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. the North America plate. no one will know where He is from. Earlier at the Jesuit house we had emptied our wallets to a Jesuit who volunteered to go out to investigate how we could help. Corona is guilty of the charges against him in the on-going Sen(Cont’d on page B-9) ESPITE the admirable efforts of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines to promote more US investments in our country. Hatsuhisa Takashima. is determined to advance women’s issues. making the country the world’s first Islamic republic. Professor Takashima talked about Japan’s history with natural disasters. “You know Me and also know where I am from. Living in tents meant living in temporary dwellings. but the one who sent Me. or hopefully never. Those segments audiences were eager to see. thank you. 1947. The people at the Misa de Gallo at 4:30 a.) The expectation of many was that the production would let them see their President in a typical day at work. who was a celebrated and long-time news anchorr man and commentator of NHK. the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). whom you do not know. Some were still drenched. This new “political” viewpoint was revealed recently in the newspapers by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Ramon S. 7. that a more powerful earthquake probability will hit Tokyo and Southern Japan any day now. Indonesia. Up. He Himself also went up. There about 20 of our staff had already taken refuge with some of their families. will encourage its lead(Cont’d on page 12) J . 10. I had no numbers of rescue offices. CINCO JEEPNEY FARES: UP. Yes. It was almost nine in the morning before we got to the head office of Milamdec in Carmen. and former Press Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But the Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near. Even before the 1940s. Washington. The UN Women grants start at $200. Japan Broadcasting Corporation. did not fill the church . But when His brothers had gone up to the feast. National awards are given during this holiday by the President. UN diplomat. Gutierrez. No overcharging. What the disenchanted viewers saw were segments of his gunslinging security men showing how deadshot they were. what the audience saw was not their President working or going through his working schedule. (Cont’d on page 12) T was just past midnight when my celphone rang and one of Milamdec’s managers was calling me from Manila past midnight of Dec 17 when Sendong occurred. a 24-man delegation (including spouses) arrived from Germany – mixing business wi t h pl e asu re – to give more punch to Philippine economic diplomacy. despite efforts of the authorities to correct the 89 “safety concerns” whose details were enumerated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Pakistan obtained its independence from the British Raj on August 14. To help women achieve their full economic potential. So some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said. March 23. so that the citizens are fully aware and alert. (It was premiered by President Noynoy himself in Malacanang at an earlier date. There goes our 50 cents.h. Instead.” *** Forty-seven percent of Filipinos believe that Chief Justice Renato C. Thus. The results exceeded our expectations.h. Or that would amount to “double jeepardy. We greet the government and people of Pakistan led by Their Excellencies.m. but He did not wish to travel in Judea. About 20 kilometers up the river was a bridge to Baungon. President Asif Zardari. and are often left out when it comes to services and information and technology. “Inside Malacanang” was a much-awaited documentary show aired in that American cable channel that lasted one hour – 9:00 to 10:00 – the evening of March 18. or soon. After World War II and the defeat of the Muslim League in the general election in 1937. *** Protesters still float and criticize so-called “Noynoying. Heading the delegation is Ambassador Maria Cleofe Natividad accompanied by Consul General Raul Santiago. The Philippines is squeezed by the Philippine plate and the China plate. including Cagayan River. governments are enjoined to expand women’s access to these tools and resources. 3. EMETERIO BARCELON. 8. which shares with Japan the Ring of Fire. famous Japanese baseball player A PA N E S E scientists are openly predicting. DC. After they had been liberated from slavery in Egypt. 10. After the Mass the news came of the areas flooded. Celebrations include a military and civilian parade in Islamabad. Gerhard Zeidler. (Essen) and Hartmut Fromm. United Nations (UN) Member States are urged to advance economic empowerment for women in their anti-poverty programs. Various events both in private and public offices are celebrated during Pakistan Day. SJ P AKISTAN celebrates its Republic Day (sometimes called Pakistan Day) today. Jesus goes up to the feast in spite of the threat on His life. i. DC leg was cosponsored by the US-ASEAN Business Council. This pertains to the FAA’s recommendations to revised Republic Act 9497. If DoTC and MMDA are serious on emission control. is true. expansion of economic opportunities. because I am from Him. And look for those 25. *** The LTFRB says the 50-centavo additional charge in the minimum fare of jeepneys covers the first four kilometers of travel while the rate of the succeeding kilometers remains the same. The delegation includes represen(Cont’d on page 12) JOHN 7:1-2. and San Francisco City. VILLEGAS By FLORO M. This feast commemorates the time when the Jews lived in tents. the founding leaders of Pakistan. Consul a. and the European Union (EU). Japan is hemmed in by four tectonic plates.” So they tried to arrest Him. It had already reached the ceiling of the second floor. REFLECTIONS The Jewish feast of Ta bernacles. Yet I did not come on My own. Consul a.” *** High power rates are also among the structural problems that the Philippine government should address to promote economic growth and reduce poverty. Contributions to UN Women last year totaled $235 million. because His hour had not yet come. thus keeping alive in their spirits the yearning for the Promised Land as their true home.and European-registered airr planes.h.000 for programs that will make tangible improvements in women’s lives and enable women to run for office and manage their resources to support themselves and their families. UP. BERNARDO M. up. university professor. I know Him. an end to gender-based violence. Philippine Airlines (PAL) used to fly US. Zambales and is planning to invest in another 600-megawatt plant if the appropriate policy is in place.” P-Noy should just laugh it off and actively go “Ninoying. He said his men can only address the technical aspects. plowed in one billion dollars four years ago in purchasing the coal-powered plant in Masinloc. He was frantic about getting some rescue help for our branch in Carmen.50. and increasing women’s contributions to peace. a reciprocal gesture would be apt. the CAAP is now asking Congress for a revision of RA 9497.

Whether the issue is food security. <emeterio_barcelon@ yahoo. (Mark Balmores) BARCELON.. A lot of survivors were trying to identify the bodies and asking that they not be buried until they got the chance to identify. Asia and the Pacific. The grandmother of a friend floated holding on to a kitchen table to the roof a neighboring house.000 workers in voice/call centers in the Philippines will balloon to 1. Zulueta that the American corporations would be the first to lobby for such a policy not to be legislated in the US Congress. (Cont’d from page 11) Jesus speaks the truth and testifies to the Father.e. (Cont’d from page 11) pete with the two giants of the region. OAV Hamburg (East Asia Association). Franco. CONGRATULATIONS! VILLANUEVA. with more than 50 million consumers. A high point of the visit is the sister city agreement between Las Piñas. a “Reconstruction Agency” to provide maximum support in the disasteraffected regions. Consunji was especially busy having business to business meetings after our panel spoke. President Benigno Simeon Aquino III should focus on disaster preparedness and mitigation measures against the big earthquake that will inevitably strike Metro Manila sooner than later. Mr... (Cont’d from page 11) SAFE MOTORING – Present during the launching of the ‘Safe Trip Mo. For comments. Floating ten-wheel trucks became rams against concrete houses and water wiped out an island with about 500 families and their dwellings. some Japanese industries have opted either to relocate some of their factories overseas either for safety factors. bring back the jobs to the US. PEZA. Zulueta was especially confident that today's total employment of 415. real estate. Japan has also awakened from its economic lethargy by resuming aggressive direct foreign investments overseas. I concurred with the retort given by Mr. Fernandez. and VP for SCTEX Operations Charlie Española explain the advantage of the project of the Manila North Tollways Corporation and Tollways Management Corporation in response to the expected heavy influx of motorists during the Lenten Season. Mr. Economic empower ment for women makes other rights possible for them. a cappella choir. the news was rife that in his State of the Nation Address.12 News REPUBLIC. The probable de-commissioning of nuclear reactors will mean a quantum jump in fossil fuel importation. only 2 plants are now operating. The Aquino administration may consider establishing. on the occasion of its 72nd Republic Day." i. The mayor finally asked to bring the body bags to the garbage dump and was severely criticized for that. The flood took about 2. It was held in the very spacious Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center in mid-Manhattan. we can be assured that the US investors will return to the Philippines with a vengeance. bridges. President Obama promised that he would encourage "insourcing. For these reasons. and fireflies-lit river tours. and its Embassy in the Philippines. to rush to take their respective trains headed for home before briefings are over.. With higher production costs and a strong yen currency. It is customary for business people in New York. as in Japan. A foreigner married to a Filipina was in CDO for a vacation.stpauls. home of the world-famous bamboo organ and former Representative Cythia Villar’s green selfhelp community. Outsourcing is a major strategy to reduce operating and overhead costs. Algeria. It allows women and girls to enjoy their full human rights. Rene Meilly. Thus.villegas@uap.000 lives. Managing Director.. Binay and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. roadshows. As UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet put it. especially in infrastructures like airports. the Californians feel an affinity with the emerging markets in the Western Pacific region. Nothing like this ever happened before although records show that there was a flood in 1916 almost as big but few were old enough to remember. copper. or labor shortage owing to Japan’s acute aging population. the phase of "paralysis by analysis" was over and that 90 percent of the annual capital budget for the whole year of 2012 is scheduled for release in the first quarter of the year. SAV. A few lucky ones drifted towards Camiguin Island and were rescued.). Domingo.asia. conglomerate. Fax 895-7328. The Team will briefed by DTI. with courage and determination. He is ready to follow and accomplish the will of the Father. In a few days the areas around the funeral parlor reeked with the stench of death. Mr. and exhibits to mark Japan’s economic comeback.” ST.3 million employees by 2016. Not all the tax incentives can counter the huge savings in labor. The cosponsors were the California Asia Business Council and the prestigious law firm. heaven is our homeland. Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L..000 deaths. Vice President for Projects and Organizational Development of Benguet Corporation.. What I remember well were the two rows of children in front of me. The delegation called on Vice President Jejomar C.ph) VILLEGAS.. some of them lone survivors of their families. they will visit Bohol. health. in disasters. You be the judge *** (For comments and views please email chaff_fromthegrain@yahoo. VP for Toll Operations Bobby Bontia. Latin America and the Caribbean. and stand for the Gospel and for God. Unleashing women’s economic potential will make economic growth and recovery faster and more equitable. DoT.. churches.85 million to work on innovative programs that range from advancing women’s political participation in Egypt. Next time I hope to tell of the generosity of almost everybody.. Managing Partner of ZMG Ward Howell. even lingering to ask more questions from the individual speakers. cultural exchanges. This is where the Filipino seems to excel.. in attracting foreign investors. injured. Yet. The New York economic briefing was co-sponsored by the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of New York. Managing Director. On Christmas Day I was assigned to say the afternoon Mass in the Xavier University covered courts where about 500 families had taken temporary shelter. The supply chain for the manufacturing sector and production levels in the mining and commercial sector has already recovered to the levels prior to the disaster. Consunji gave a presentation on the construction. tarsier (world’s smallest monkey). There would be tax incentives for American companies not to outsource their business process and knowledge process services. An additional 3. and nickel deposits. AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation. the economic recovery in Japan. of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake that claimed at least 20. especially investment bankers.com> intensify its efforts to raise $700 million for its work this year in Africa. taking along everything in its path. Hence.. Asia-Pacific Forum Berlin. Bienvenido Araw. Senate Chair Farooq Naek. Manila North Tollways Corporation President and CEO Rodrigo E. Paul Rd. 2012 Prime Minister Yousaf Gillani. Mr. They called home at about eight the previous evening and the grandmother with their two preteens told the couple it may be good for them to stay in the central district till the next morning. They also call on Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez. and PEZA Director General Dr. Team Philippines will be updated on policies and priorities of the government and our trade and investment opportunities.0 million people are indirectly employed in allied industries. headed by Mr. 7708 St. Each of the speakers had his hands full in answering specific questions about how to actually start the process of investing in the Philippines. Harald Penner. ph. China and India. We wish them all the best and success in all their endeavors. MABUHAY! REFLECTIONS. He knows what is ahead of Him. toll roads. and Central Asia. the participation of women is needed now more than ever. Frankfurt. and consumer prices. and China. and Freiburg. we can no longer afford to deny the full potential of one-half of the world’s population. For R&R. Here. and the Philippine Retirement Authority. is good news for the Philippines as this country had always enjoyed a harmonious and close cooperation with Japan. or due to a strong currency. (Cont’d from page 11) caded down Cagayan River. the Philippines. and Yemen. and Cristina Padilla. California could easily be considered as a separate country that can trade with and invest in the economies of the Asia Pacific region. and its aggressive return to the international economy after nearly two decades of stagnation. FEEDBACK: jaz_aide@ yahoo.. work for justice in the face of opposition. Notwithstanding the tragic consequences. Many engineering and construction companies in California are setting their sights on the numerous infrastructure projects under the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) program of the government. Let us pray for the courage to speak the truth.. Commerzbank. and serious policy debates are on-going whether to continue or discontinue nuclear power generation which supplies 30 percent of the country’s energy consumption. or peace and security. ADVANCING. some to the open sea. They will have equal opportunities to take on leadership roles and shape a better world for all.. We are pilgrims in this passing world. More than people in the Eastern coast of the US.com ers to focus on disaster prevention measures based on Japan’s vast and extensive past experiences. according to the Prime Minister. President and CEO of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation President and CEO Ramoncito S. The world needs to tap into the talent and wisdom of women. SOURCE: “366 Days with the Lord 2012.: 895-9701. Cologne. Zulueta described the Philippines' competitive advantage in global outsourcing. DC audience was to integrate their operations in the VIP region with their headquarters in the Philippines. real estate and other costs from which American firms benefit by outsourcing business services to such countries as India. PAULS Philippines. Lilia de Lima. Japanese Prime Minister Noda expressed gratitude to 160 countries and 40 international organizations that helped in the rehabilitation of the devastated regions. The California crowd was even more easily enthused with all the positive features described by the speakers because their state is part and parcel of the Asia Pacific region. headed by H. The final phase of the road show was in San Francisco. and homeless townspeople.ph. Reiner Zimmerman. She recounts how she wanted to give up but her teenage grandson kept on telling her that she could make it. and power plants. Fifteen organizations will receive grants totaling $4. and leads to more stable economies and stronger societies. The whole thing was over in about an hour once the mountain of water was able to get to the open sea. Berlin Parner GmBH. Tel. the crowd was really Standing Room Only (SRO) and some even had to be turned away because of the strict building code limiting the number of people who can be accommodated in a room. A lot of heroic stories came up. Europe. E-mail: books@stpauls. which made the country the world's number one call center destination and a major player in the non-voice services.E. Website: http://www. I reminded them of the fact that. out of Japan’s 54 nuclear-powered reactors.. higher production cost. and the occupied Palestinian territories. But he had no other choice where the stench would not bother people. com. the German university town which is the equivalent of a fairy tale Camelot. economic recovery. Libya. I have no doubt that with the overwhelming interest shown by the more than 200 prospective investors we saw in this road show. (Cont’d from page 11) tatives from the German business community and the German media: Nico Westphal. When the road show moved to New York. The present world is our tent. Simultaneously. The first body I blessed was the autistic child of friend who would not leave her room and the flood was rising up rapidly. to maximizing the use of technology for sustainable development initiatives run by women in rural Morocco. Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry. I was glad that I could announce that the phase of waiting. The were willing to tell their stories but as children they did not realize the implications. higher electricity rates. Araw excited the crowd of more than 60 in each city about how the Philippines sits on a mining wealth worth about $840 billion in gold. President Benigno Simeon Aquino’s administration and Foreign Secretary Del Rosario’s stewardship of DFA put money where mouth is to fund meaningful foreign service programs in economic diplomacy… including bringing the horse(s) to the water. In an economy that is growing slowly. and House Speaker Fahmida Mirza. Mr. she said. . March 23. VP for Operations Raul Ignacio. and Jesus Zulueta. Regional Manager ASEAN and South Pacific. (hopefully at Fred Ong’s Panglao Resort and Spa) for the one spot which offers the all-inone package of beaches. We could really confirm that the Philippines is back in the radar screen of US investors. my e-mail address is bernardo. and tourism sectors. the Philippine Embassy in Paris also flew in with the Philippine honorary consuls from France on a similar orientation and business opportunities presentation. energy. the only way American firms can protect their bottom line is to significantly reduce their costs. Ambassador Mohsin Razi.. Makati City (Phils. Those who accompanied me were Isidro Consunji of the DMCI construction and real estate. SNR DENTON Law firm. excluding more missing. (Cont’d from page 11) ZAIDE. We were told by the staff of the New York consulate headed by Ambassador Mario de Leon that they had never experienced a similar event in which the New Yorkers stayed till the very end. Their staying till the very end was an indication of their great interest in what is happening in the Philippines. Earlier last year. My message especially to the Washington. chocolate hills. it will be disastrous for an economy highly dependent on exports. del Ro- sario. When morning light came they found the grandmother and the two children drowned. Mr. (Cont’d from page 11) Friday. Sagot Ko’ motorists assistance program yesterday are (left to right) VP for Traffic Operations Francis Aberilla.

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m. a day after authorities declared it had been put out. also known as “An Act Strengthening and Expanding the Coverage of the SPES. The fire-ravaged Gotesco building located at Rizal Avenue Extension is now guarded by the mall's security guard preventing persons. About 60 percent of the salaries of the SPES students would be shouldered by the local government.m. The billowing smoke caused nearby residents to panic in fear that another major fire would break out. The fire started at 10:36 p.190 students in Caloocan will benefit from the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES). prompting the Department of Interior and Local Government to order an investigation. while the remaining 40 percent would come from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Bureau of Fire Protection – National Capital Region (NCR) Officer Louie Abinales said a fire broke out at the 5th floor of the fire-ravaged mall at around 8:55 p.14 News Friday.190 Caloocan Students A total of 1. SPES Benefits 1.” (Ed Mahilum) . Student who qualify for SPES will begin work at the 188 different barangays of the city on April 23 and would continue to do so until May 21. from entering the premises. Amending for the Purpose Provisions of RA 7223. who replaced Diaz as fire chief last year. 2012 Fire Hits Gotesco Mall Anew By Ed MAHILUM Fire broke out anew at the Ever Gotesco Grand Central Mall in Caloocan City last Wednesday night. even renters. now under the Diaz. but firemen have been on placed on standby in the area in case another fire erupts. is reportedly retiring from the service this year. Authorities said the fire was eventually put out at 9:37 p. an arson investigator said. March 23. Sources said that De Asis. of March 16 and lasted until March 20. DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo order the relief of Caloocan Fire Marshal Oscar de Asis for being allegedly drunk when the fire broke out. with thick smoke billowing. The Caloocan City Labor and Industrial Relations Office-Public Employment Services Office-(LIRO-PESO) said that the SPES program will provide substantial assistance to parents of schoolchildren who under SPES are entitled to salaries for 20 days of work which they could use for their school expenses. and replaced him with Senior Superintendent Jeremy Diaz. With the inter-agency task force handling the incident. the Caloocan fire department. expressed readiness in cooperating with the task force if needed. the LIRO-PESO said.m. The implementation of the SPES by the local government is in line with Republic Act 9547. The investigation in the cause of the fire which originally broke out last Friday and put out days later is now being handled by an inter-agency task force. Firefighters alleged had difficulties in containing the fire due to alleged lack of equipment and the presence of highly combustible materials inside the mall.

000 workers. hotel and casino. Velez) BATAAN ‘PARADISE’ DINALUPIHAN. The DCC also currently owns and operates three golf courses and condotels in South Korea.Luzon LUZON NEWSBITS COASTAL BIODIVERSITY MUNOZ SCIENCE CITY.” he said. Bulacan Gov. Franklin Jesus B. Lee said the tourism estate is expected to draw more foreign and local tourists in Clark. Meanwhile. President and Chief Executive Officer of the Green Asia Construction and Development Corp. (Freddie C. Pampanga — An international investor will pour $400 million for the construction of a worldclass tourism estate. the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) reported yesterday. OSCAR M. The DCC is the Philippine subsidiary of Donggwang Construction in South Korea. Arnulfo Atendido. the environmental water sports complex that will soon open. Aside from the Center construction. the CDC said Tower 1 and 2 of Donggwang’s Clark ODE County Officetel has also been inaugurated before the groundbreaking ceremonies at the former True North area. La Union. (With a report from Anthony Giron) BULACAN FACILITY CITY OF MALOLOS. Rustico De Belen explained that the project will be divided in two major locations — one is on Bustos Dam and the other is on the upstream part of Bakas to Pugpog river. Manuel) Friday. Renato P. business center. Tagged as the new leader in tourism complex inside Clark. clinic and drug store. Housed at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU). Sy-Alvarado said they are now in the process of developing the Angat River into an Environment Water Sports Facility which is designed to provide a range of water sports activities and also serve as a wildlife haven. Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte where thousands of visitors and local folk are expected to visit. Legaspi. REGALA sentative of the Korean government. Wilhelmino M. casino. and preventive patrol operations in the four provinces of Region 1 in anticipation of this year’s Holy Week and summer vacation. and designing and operating a biodiversity conservation program. condominium with 330 rooms. The South Korean firm also told Remollo that the 10-story building is worth $30 million and will house an officetel. La Union — The entire province is now under heightened alert to augment the route security. “The leisure community project aims to increase tourism and economic activities in the Central Luzon region and to provide employment and job creation during construction and operation phases of the project. MANUEL and FRANCO G. including recreational and leisure projects inside this premier port. who was the guest of honor during the rites. Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Vice President Jong Seon Lee. a water park. and Gov. (Mark Anthony N. Bulacan — “It’s more fun in Bulacan” especially if you’ll see the pristine beauty of the Angat River. traffic management. Tower 3 is expected to be completed before the end of the year. Supnad) VACATION TIME CAMP BGEN. Remollo. clubhouse. said the action centers are model projects and first in Central Luzon. housing. assistant commander of the 7th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army.” Dr. Manuel) CLARK FREEPORT. Pampanga — Joint forces of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have established four action centers strategically located in all boundaries of the province to curb criminality and insurgency in Pampanga. (Liezle Basa Inigo) ACTION CENTERS ARAYAT. Nueva Ecija — The Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM) here is conducting conservation research on coastal biodiversity resources to reduce poverty among fisherfolk in Central Luzon. the grant will also be used for the procurement of equipment and training of Center staff officers and personnel by Korean experts. "It is only here in Pampanga that there is such a kind of PNP-AFP Action Centers. DCC Chairman Lee Shin Kun said the project consists of a 36-hole golf course. spa and gymnasium. eco park. The CDC said the construction of the officetel will generate about 730 jobs for Filipinos in the area. condotel. has entered into a contract with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Region 3 to develop the area by putting up various facilities such as retirement village. making the area into what he called “Paraiso ng Kalikasan. that the DCC tourism estate project is expected to be completed by the year 2016 and would employ more than 2. store and function. Brig. FLORENDO. including Route Safety Marshalls who will be deployed in police assistance hubs and checkpoints established in main thoroughfares and in various tourist destinations in Pangasinan. the Donggwang Clark Corporation (DCC) has broken ground for the construction of a P200-million golf clubhouse in a 304-hectare tourism estate where a new golf course at the former True North will also be constructed. hotel. Bataan — This town is expected to draw more tourists after a businessman committed to convert 218 hectares of forest land into what he called “Nature’s Paradise. Meanwhile. the CDC said.. international school. Atendido said they are planning to replicate the project in some other provinces falling under their jurisdiction. and lodging facilities for retirees and transients among others.” (Mar T. March 23. led yesterday the groundbreaking ceremony for the Center which will help address public health concerns in the province. 500-unit villas and shopping arcade. Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) director Chief Supt. offering fun and adventure. Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO) Chief Atty. 2012 15 $400-M World-Class Tourism Estate Breaks Ground In Clark Freeport By MARK ANTHONY N. resort haven. ICCEM is undertaking scientific research on critical biodiversity resources including sensitive ecosystem. Lee told CDC President and Chief Executive Officer Felipe Antonio B. Juanito Victor “Jonvic” Remulla Jr. a repre- . Bucayu issued the alert order to hundreds of uniformed men. the South Korean government has provided a $3-million grant for the construction of the Cavite Collaboration Center for Public Health at the General Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital compound in this city. golf academy and driving range.” the CDC added. (Mark Anthony N. particularly in Region 3 and 1. Gen.

in San Jose. said Asis. (PIA 6) — The Silay Tourism Office will launch “Duaw sa Tingadlaw” (Summer Visit). March 20. MOSQUEDA JR. Marañon. Alburo and the five ISAG permit holders last Tuesday. the province sponsored a mass baptism for children born under the private-run Mother Bles Birthing Clinic and assisted the children in obtaining their official birth documents. that the election returns are questionable. ILOILO CITY. Philippine National Police. and Stateland Inc.. Jerry P . Cebu (PIA) — The local government of Mandaue City has conducted a massive free vaccination campaign to make the city rabies-free by 2013. The couples. against Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog with the Commission on Elections (Comelec). Obrero village have been printed as early as December 2009. industry and other stakeholders. the DPWH will establish motorists assistance stations under its annual project when commuters to and from Manila visit their respective provinces to spend Holy Week. With the participation of teachers. Leyte — Formal church wedding vows were said by a total of thirteen couples from Palo and Alangalang towns. Led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). TACLOBAN CITY. In his speech. and folklore village exploration while Silaynon speakers can give organized groups a talk on the city’s historical heritage. Coordination will be made with the Land Transportation Office. every collected cellophane will be recorded and in a month's time. Composite teams will be deployed in strategic areas of the region starting April 4 until April 9 to assist and ensure safety of motorists during the Holy Week. and free registration and vaccination for all pets. was attended by DENR personnel. and maintain the bulk water system in Cebu province. The province will shell out R125. which. a water buffalo or carabao. the DPWH has also started removing traffic obstructions along major thoroughfares and step up its road maintenance initiative in Region 8. Ophelio Dolino. and Gina Besañes. this province. Ayala Corporation President Fernando Zobel de Ayala witnessed the signing at the Capitol Social Hall.” CWC chairman Gracia Anacta said the Brigada Eskwela to be held when school opens will see schoolchildren barangays here encouraged to collect plastics and cellophanes from their nearby streets. Daisy Penetrante. the activity. Negros Occ. a Mine Rehabilitation Fund (MRF) was established by the Department of Environment ZERO WASTE BORONGAN CITY. Leyte Gov. (Cheryl Baldicantos) DPWH-8 Braces For Holy Week PALO. 9. 2010 automated elections. contesting the votes from all 344 clustered precincts. “Our confidence in the great potential of Cebu has never wavered. Iloilo — The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) has junked the election protest against Iloilo City Rep. the Mandaue City Veterinary Office (MCVO) vaccinated and registered a total of 8. 2012 VISAYAS NEWSBITS LINIS ESTERO TACLOBAN CITY. March 21 by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and Gerardo Ablaza Jr. and some with up to five children. media practitioners. Observing Anti-Rabies Month this March. 7.985. the MWC will own 51 percent and the provincial government will own 49 percent of said water system. Carlos Jericho Petilla said that this activity was meant to help the couples who wished to be married but were without monetary resources to expend for a wedding ceremony. “plays a significant contribution to the country's overall growth. the project will increase the coverage of potable water supply in Cebu and lessen the province’s dependency on groundwater. This will also help boost the Cebu’s economic development particularly in terms of commercial and industrial needs. he said. and concerned local government officials to ensure that information and assistance is easily provided to travelers. i. cash incentives will be rewarded the child with the most cellophanes collected. we wanted them to have the benefit of marriage for the sake of their children. GADAINGAN CV Mine Rehabilitation Fund Established By PHOEBE JEN INDINO TOLEDO CITY. Visayas Friday. Cebu — Aware of the need to ensure just and timely compensation for damages and progressive and sustainable rehabilitation plans in case of any adverse effects as a result of mining operations. chairman and president of Ayala-led Manila Water Consortium (MWC). CEBU — Cebu will soon have cheaper water as the Cebu provincial government and the Ayala Corporation officially sealed a joint investment agreement paving the way for R702million bulk water supply project for Metro Cebu. Leyte (PIA) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Eastern Visayas has already mapped out plans to ensure orderly and hassle-free travel by thousands of commuters who are expected along Maharlika Highway for the traditional pilgrimage during the annual Semana Santa (Holy Week). Ayala said they are delighted and honored to part of the continued development of Cebu. The HRET.” Asis said. including Vicsal Development Corp. Alburo explained that the management of mining operations and whatever social and environmental impacts result from such operations is a shared responsibility as it involves the government. the HRET dismissed a protest lodged by former Iloilo Rep. either in church or civil rites. In total. TRANSPORTING AN ASSET — This farmer has employed the use of a tricycle outfitted to effectively transport his work animal. Also. 2012. 5. Humphrey Benitez. there is no reasonable recovery in favor of protestant as shown and established from the initial revision of ballots in the pilot protested clustered precincts. and outdoor camps. which is a sculpture depicting the country’s foreign colonizers and Christianity.” the HRET emphasized. Under the agreement. The motorist assistance stations. we. the MWC. operate.” For her part. Treñas won by a margin of 24. TOURISM PACKAGES SILAY. Workers will be trained in Okinawa Prefecture for three years and will also be paid while on training. Both parties will name two members each to the board and agree on a fifth member.5 million representing 30 percent of the total project cost will be paid immediately upon the creation of MWC by the consortium’s incorporators. watershed showcase. Silay Tourism Office and IKAW-AKO Japan-Negros Partnership for Environmental Protection also have packages for a mangrove tour. The stations will be complemented by the government agency’s equipment and service vehicles which can be utilized as tow trucks. “The tribunal dismisses the instant election protest without further proceedings for lack of merit. managing director of the Organization for Industrial. The MCVO also regularly conducts awareness campaign on responsible pet ownership. Eastern Samar (PIA) — The newly organized Council of Women in the City (CWC) of Borongan is will implement “Zero Waste sa Kalsada” program in support of city ordinance number 64. food trip. and that the election returns obtained from Bo. A separate election protest was filed by former justice secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr.826 votes more than Gonzalez’s 76.” Petilla said. Garcia said . exchanged respective marriage vows at the St.5304 hectares.7640 hectares.” according to city veterinarian Dr. an additional 159 votes were cast for Treñas. Jr. was not given evidence by Gonzalez to prove the allegations. “More than that. Leyte (PIA) — Eastern Visayas marked World Water Day yesterday March 22. The joint investment agreement was signed last Wednesday. In late 2011. FOREIGN TRAINING NEGROS OCCIDENTAL (PIA6) — An international non-government organization is in need of workers to train on technology farming in Japan. MGB 7 Regional Director Loreto B. an anti-littering and beautification campaign dubbed “Baysay Borongan. however. As agreed. by conducting various activities relevant to the theme. culture and ecotourism in Western Visayas..478 votes. “The DPWH program involves the deployment of composite teams comprised of DPWH personnel and mechanics who will be responding to road emergency situations. R100 for the registration and R150 for the vaccination fee. said Michiyasu Arayashiki. Leyte Gov’t Sponsors Mass Wedding By JACK C. 2010 after garnering 101. Treñas was declared winner of the city’s lone congressional seat on May 14. in preparation for heavier traffic on national roads due to the long Holy Week weekend. Vincent Ferrer Parish Church in Tanauan. Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA)International.5421 hectares. questioning the result of the Iloilo City congressional race during the May 10. who is also OISCA-Philippines president at the Capitol. “Pet owners can save a total of R250. Raul Gonzalez Jr. that more than half of the compact flash cards were transported illegally from the precincts to the board of canvassers.” said Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Prudencio Gesta. the HRET found out that after the recount.m. March 23. The mass marital ceremony was held after it was found out that some of the couples who identified themselves as parents of the baptized children. Treñas for lack of merit. 8. to be manned by auto mechanics and provided with emergency vehicles and towing equipment.3619 hectares. in the business sector.” highlighted by “Linis Estero” mobilization at Burayan River and Mahayahay Creek. and the city government of Tacloban. “We must now forge this partnership in order to see to it that the gains we have achieve will be sustained not just during this term and this generation but for many generations to come. (Tara Yap) and Natural Resources’ Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) in Region 7 involving five industrial sand and gravel (ISAG) permit holders that traverse Sapangdaku river in this city. he said.. In a decision promulgated last March 15.6million as initial investment incorporation phase while R256. HRET Acts On Solon’s Case By TARA YAP CANINE VACCINATION CEBU CITY. since most of the couples already have children. which began at 8 a. some already living together for a number of years. in a church wedding sponsored by the Leyte provincial government recently. CEBU LANDMARK — The Parian Heritage Monument.24 hectares.304 ballots.e. “Taking into consideration the evidence presented.. . Patag upland excursion. Carino Obiso.” Taking care not to jeopardize the environment.16 R702-M Cebu Water Deal Inked By MARS W. To recall. Likewise. the Cebu City government sent inspectors to check cracks observed on said landmark and the Cebu City Council has proposed the release of over R1 million from the city’s coffers for its repair. Gonzalez filed a protest 10 days later.” Said Ayala. is a prominent landmark in downtown Cebu City. Regional Director Rolando Asis said he has instructed all district engineers to activate composite teams to man stations set up in strategic locations in the region to assist the traveling public during this season. Inc. a tourism package for summer vacation aimed at drawing tourists to visit the “seat of the arts. Tacloban City. As in previous Holy Week celebrations. He filed on the grounds that the compact flash cards may have been switched or pre-programmed in favor of Treñas. The mass wedding ceremony was held separately from a mass baptism for the wed couples’ children also sponsored by the provincial government in Palo town. will develop. that the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines misread the ballots. he added. DENR7 regional information officer Eddie Llamedo bared that the said undertaking developed after a memorandum of agreement (MOA) was inked by MGB-7 Regional Director Loreto B. 13. are confident that this will entice more investors for Cebu. “With the signing of this joint investment agreement to supply bulk water. Arayashiki was in the province recently and made this remark during a courtesy call to Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo G. Leyte. which is 24. The five ISAG operators with activities in Sapangdaku River which cover portions of seven barangays in this city with approved applied areas are Maria Celeste Dolino.” said the decision penned by Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. were not formally wed. “Water and Food Security." Cultural heritage tours include museum and touring ancestral houses.475 dogs in all 27 barangays of the city. During the said MOA signing. along Iloilo City’s Diversion Road. will be operational 24/7.

an agri-aqua trade fair was also established at the town proper where visitors and guests can view the products displayed at the various booths. is part of USAIDs larger efforts to improve the competitiveness of growers across conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. echoed the appeal amid speculations about the ARMM governance fast becoming a ground for “political and selfish” schemes by individuals. (Ali Macabalang) ZAMBOANGA CITY – Rubber tree planting is now becoming popular in many provinces in Mindanao. a brainchild project of Mayor Rey T.M. In another development. a viola. which was imple- mented through the USAID-GEM Program. the 2012 Miss Lala Pageant. the trees. On the other hand. including the Bangsamoro Successors’ Generation Network. Lanao del Norte – Majority of residents of Lanao del Norte and neighboring areas. Crismundo) Caputolan said “people started planting rubber here as early as the 1950s. including the proper angling and thickness of the cut. Aleosan. Cruz challenged the SMEs to move on as the city experienced disaster recently. particularly in the provinces of North Cotabato. and Muslims who are living in harmony and prosperity with one another in the 27 villages of this town. DTI Iligan City/Lanao del Norte Provincial Office. Poona Piagapo. According to Lanao del Norte Governor Mohamad Khalid Q. free clinic. Paclipan. March 23.” she recounted. have witnessed the transformation of this once conflict-affected region into an emerging rubber production hub. The latest addition – referred to as the 25th batch – staged their recital at the City’s Trade and Cultural Center Pavilion recently. The two MILF committees are composed of empowered and strong Bangsamoro women and Islamic learned scholars. They are resilient and need minimal care. and priorities. City Mayor Lawrence Ll. Concerned residents. 2012 17 MENTORS’ SEMINAR KORONADAL CITY (PIA) – At least 295 elementary and high school teachers in nearby Tampakan. Aside from the town’s Charter Day celebration and the Alimango Festival. More than once. the University of Southern Mindanao recently partnered with the USAID to provide training on rubber tapping and bark management for the farmers in Aleosan town. “We had to flee to evacuation centers in Libungan and Midsayap. and members of the Provincial Volunteer Health Workers. we found our rubber trees in relatively good condition. disco. provincial director. and Tangkal. The Regional Legislative Assembly is composed of 24 members to be elected by districts every three years. particularly in the Central Mindanao region as evidenced by rows of rubber trees lining the roads of the areas. Munai. the municipal government also conducted the Alimango Street Dance Contest. alongside the regional governor and vice governor.” It was learned that Caputolan’s father had just started the family’s rubber farm in the 1970s when armed hostilities broke out between two local ethnic groups. 15 drummers. (Joseph Jubelag) LALA. “That’s the thing about rubber trees. Sultan Naga Dimaporo. . citizens’ and teachers’ day. and Zamboanga Sibugay. Aleosan’s hilly terrain and agroclimatic conditions make it a good location for rubber plantations. The training. Provincial Community Affairs Office. sports activities with the Sangguniang Kabataan. we had to stay away for two to three years from our village but every time we returned home. and alimangoinspired motifs of the Ati-Atihan dances during the parade. and the contest depicts and promotes local cultures and traditions. Dimaporo. 1 producer of the local species of Ali- mango in the province. Friday. Basilan. Lanao del Norte). ELDERS’ WELFARE – An elderly woman receives free medicines during the recent mobile clinic conducted by the provincial government of Lanao del Norte in the interior town of Salvador – benefiting the needy residents in the area. seven alto saxophones. It has been observed that the provinces in the central region concentrated in the planting of rubber trees based on the report of the United States Agency for International Development-Growth with Equity in Mindanao (USAID-GEM) Program. Caputolan said the training provided farmers with improved techniques in rubber tapping. “Domestic demand for rubber continues to grow. Sapad. Kasalan (mass wedding). We are happy that Governor Dimaporo and Congresswoman Dimaporo share the same passion in providing quality healthcare to their constituents. LEGISLATIVE VACUUM – The building of the Regional Legislative Assembly (RLA) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in Cotabato City is in a virtual lifeless state amid the absence of 24 RLA members to be named by Malacañang after Congress reset the 2012 ARMM elections to 2013 and authorized the President to appoint transition caretakers. Until yesterday. Schools district supervisor Ramona F. The 25th batch of young musicians include 64 electric organists. a tenor saxophone. with production concentrated in Central and Western Mindanao.” said Provincial Health Officer Melania Untao. As local economy and security conditions in the area improved over the years. and encouraged them to perform what is required of public servants such as being punctual and using government property only for which these are intended. They were also reminded against practicing deeds that can be considered corrupt.M. The latest of series of mobile clinics is in partnership with Representative Fatima Aliah Dimaporo (2nd District. Members of the MILF committees on social welfare and Da’wah and Masjid Affairs conducted dialogues with stakeholders to provide updates and prospects of the ongoing government-MILF peace talks. On Monday. Bangoc added. this town is the No. residents focused more on developing their farms – and on realizing income from rubber production. “We didn’t expect such number of participants of 250. Kapatagan. seven clarinet players.R. Lumad community. and a fireworks display. Uy that trains children how to play various types of musical instruments. and Nunungan town on the following day. the team is scheduled to visit Pantao Ragat. Macabalang) Lanao Town Marks ‘Crab Festival’ By MIKE U. variety shows. 56 acoustic guitarists. Bangoc said the seminar aims at refreshing the school teachers of their responsibilities. including stakeholders of the local fishing industry. It is also a symbol of economic development as more people in various communities developed sustainable livelihood and agricultural practices. other activities were also conducted to entertain the visitors and local residents. review of institutional status and accomplishments. CRISMUNDO PEACE ADVOCACY DAVAO CITY – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has conducted peace advocacy programs recently in support to the ongoing peace negotiations between the government and MILF. and improve their appreciation of their conduct as public servants. unlike other crops. and in the neighboring municipalities of Libungan and Matalam. a member and business adviser of the New Panay Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative. a tribute to the Women’s Month Celebration.Mindanao MINDANAO NEWSBITS YOUNG MUSICIANS TAGUM CITY (PIA) – About 189 young musicians were added to the RTU Musical Instruments Workshop. Rubber Tree Propagation Gains Popularity By NONOY E. (Ali G. The Alimango Festival is in line with this town’s celebration of “Araw ng Lala” that coincides with the Department of Tourism’s (DoT’s) vision to promote and enhance communitybased development and eco-oriented agriculture sustainable tourism. The medical team is composed of doctors from the provincial hospital. South Cotabato attended a two-day seminar on public accountability and values enhancement.” said Caputolan. some of them over 60 years old. 15 violinists. staff of the Provincial Health Office. aggregate rubber production in the Philippines amounted to more than 395. The establishment of Alimango Festival was already included in the pages of the WOW Magazine and part of the registry in the calendar of activities of the DoT since 2002. During the celebration.000 metric tons in 2010. LACSON A.” said Ruel B. 15 bass guitarists. “We are now focusing our efforts on the delivery of basic health services to residents of our interior municipalities. consisting of a package of native and indigenous costumes. programs. dances. as we only targeted 150 from Iligan City plus 50 slots for the Lanao del Norte participants. The crab became a symbol of unity among Christians. USAID reported that in New Panay. All the municipalities under the second congressional district were already served by the free clinic last week. six trumpeters. These include: the Barangay “Pinaka” Contest on vegetables. New Panay village chieftain Lolita TRADE CARAVAN ILIGAN CITY (PIA) – The Region-10 office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-10) through its Provincial Office here and Lanao del Norte gained support from the participants in this year’s conduct of small and medium-scale enterprise (SME) caravan held at a pension house in this city recently. trooped to this town to witness and participate in the celebration of this year’s “Alimango Festival” yesterday.” Caputolan said. and to enable former combatants of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) to diversify into high-value agriculture production like rubber tree plantation. livestock and marine products. Lala. According to government data. (Mike U. whose 40 members include former combatants of the MNLF. Visitors and curious traders from other areas in the region had the opportunity to taste the “alimango” or crab that is abundant in the seven coastal barangays (villages) of this town fronting the Panguil Bay. USAID-GEM reported that for the period 2005-2010. and consolidation of plans. overall rubber production has increased by about 25 percent in Mindanao. and a cellist. COUNCIL COTABATO CITY – Stakeholders in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are calling on the Aquino government to revive the ARMM legislature from current paralysis by appointing its new members just the way Malacañang had appointed caretakers in the regional executive branch. at least 12 towns in the province of Lanao del Norte continue to benefit from the free medical and dental mission conducted by the provincial government. In order to obtain good production of rubber in North Cotabato. a prince horn. the mobile clinic already visited the towns of Salvador. and went up by 50 percent in the Central Mindanao sub-region.

'' Obama joked. Tuesday.000 inhabitants in the state of New Mexico.79 liters). we will not walk away from the promise of clean energy. Obama is on a four-state tour promoting his energy policies. Foreign BOULDER CITY. as he checked the engine of his 1950s-era Mercedes Benz that in other parts of the world would arouse the interests of serious collectors. but rather the sky-high import cost under the former junta.'' he added. California (AP) – Scientists analyzing the surface of a giant asteroid are puzzling over bright spots that represent some of the purest materials seen so far by a NASA spacecraft. and Russia scientists.'' But in a jab at Republicans. ''If these guys were around when Columbus set sail. to discuss energy research and development. 2012 Obama Defends US Energy Policy ROsWELL VIsIT MALJAMAR. The spacecraft is set to depart Vesta this summer and cruise to another asteroid. arriving in 2015. Self-taught vintage car expert and mechanic Soe Min Latt is one of thousands in Myanmar whose livelihoods depend on their skills in keeping the old cars on the streets. the Russian version of Barbara. a huge sum in a country where a third of the nearly 60 OuT OF ThIs WORLD RARE WhALE sWIMs uP us WEsT COAsT TO RussIAN hOME ANCHORAGE. Transport Minister Pavel Dobes announced the decision Wednesday. Now. Gas & Power’s Copper Mountain solar 1 facility. Obama was due to next head to oil and gas production fields on federal lands in New Mexico. is known worldwide for being the place where a spacecraft and its alien occupants were allegedly recovered 65 years ago and then hidden by the US government. ''But many ordinary Burmese are poor and will still not be able to afford newer models. as he had promised during his campaign. Obama said he had been unable to get an energy and climate change bill through Congress. Dawn has been studying Vesta since it entered orbit last year.s. Carr said in a statement Thursday that he is looking forward to discussing political reforms in Myanmar while visiting Singapore.000 people had signed a petition demanding the change. stressing that all US energy resources should be tapped at a time when gas prices hover on average above $3. In September of last year the government announced that owners of cars at least 40 years old could trade them in for hard-to-get permits to purchase imported used vehicles. Belching fumes. Researchers are still trying to determine what it's made of but believe it's pristine and unchanged from the asteroid's formation some 4 billion years ago. but there are also classic Western models dating back to a bygone era before the reclusive generals seized power half a century ago.'' boasted the 32-year-old. ''As long as I'm president. mocking an expression attributed to alien species in numerous works of fiction. Nevada. but as the country opens up many of the rust buckets are finally facing the scrapheap. the 76th anniversary of Havel's birthday. It said the scheme. Ceres. Obama will make a stop in Ohio. NV. which do not prevent foreign cars reaching Myanmar's shores . ''I announced to people when I landed that I come in peace. ROMNEY ENDORsED MIAMI. New Mexico. Small Chinese-made cars in brash colours can also now be seen alongside the rattletraps. unless somebody looking to buy an old car to swap for an import permit came along with a very good offer. which is a good idea. with many owners who could afford to trading in their ancient models. Republicans have attacked Obama for rejecting a northern portion of the $7 billion dollar pipeline. Shanmugam. Junkyard Beckons For Rust Buckets million people still live in poverty. where he will meet his counterpart K. under which the old cars will be scrapped.s. The 9-year-old whale was named Varvara.'' On Thursday. which was supposed to link Canada to the Gulf Coast of Texas. (AFP) – President Barack Obama launched a bold defense of his energy policy Wednesday. RusT BuCKETs – This photo taken on March 1. allowing Republicans to claim that Democrats have turned down a project supporters insist would quickly create 20. Before returning to Washington. 5.'' said the US leader. Nevada and New Mexico are both Friday. taxes and import duties mean a used car costs more than $10. Obama has delayed a decision on the pipeline until 2013. More than 82. Dobes says Havel's widow. 18 at age 75. But despite reforms that have advanced at a startling pace since the new government took power last year. In Oklahoma. Although unemployment has dropped in recent months.'' He urged Congress to repeal subsidies to oil companies and redirect them instead toward green energy efforts. Carr leaves Australia on Saturday for the weeklong trip. with stops planned in Cambodia. Candidates for the Republican presidential nomination have sharpened their criticism of Obama. The bright material. Obama is expected to announce a new executive order to identify regionally and nationally significant infrastructure projects. Scientists expect the whale to cross the Pacific again to summer feeding grounds off Russia's Sakhalin Island.85 per gallon (3. Her journey is the first time scientists have documented an endangered western gray whale traveling to Baja Mexico.'' said classic car owner Than Htay. who came up with the plan. rising oil prices triggered by tensions in the Middle East have cast a shadow over the US economic recovery. saying he has proposed the state-run airport make the name change on Oct. Varvara had passed the entire West Coast and was in Canadian waters at the Northwest end of Vancouver Island. Filmmaker Fero Fenic. the president will be in Oklahoma. they'd be charter members of the Flat Earth Society. Bush issued his endorsement a day after Romney extended his lead over former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum by winning the Illinois primary.000. Myanmar remains one of the world's least developed countries and owning a newer car remains just a dream for most. Alaska (AP) – A rare western Pacific gray whale that crossed the Pacific Ocean from Russian waters and spent time off Baja Mexico has moved back north along the west coast of the United States. while a brand new Toyota Land Cruiser could boast a price tag of upwards of $250. Under military rule. He said the new scheme caused a drop in business since late last year at his shop in Yangon's Bayint Naung industrial area. when Obama hopes to score a second fouryear mandate ahead of the world's superpower. while several dealerships offering imported second-hand autos from Japan have sprung up around Yangon in recent months. Even a two-decades-old Japanese saloon could fetch $20. He died Dec. including the animated blockbuster comedy ''Toy Story. It was tagged off Sahkalin last fall by U. Dagmar. after his predecessor Kevin Rudd resigned amid a bid to unseat Prime Minister Julia Gillard in an internal party vote. because ''some'' politicians were bent on preventing public investment in solar energy. He became foreign minister on March 2. Australia (AP) – Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr is making his first overseas trip in his new job.u. The main reason for the ageing fleet is not international sanctions. a bellwether state in the White House race. the country's new nominally civilian government is easing car import regulations to allow more vehicles to be brought in from overseas. His trip was part of a two-day tour of four states as his reelection campaign heats up ahead of November's general elections. giving the ex-Massachusetts governor a boost after a big win in the Illinois Republican primary. NASA on Wednesday released new images of the asteroid Vesta taken by the orbiting Dawn spacecraft that show some places on the surface twice as bright as others. for those who can afford it. where most eastern gray whales breed and give birth every year. ''Those who owned old cars were trading for import permits. (AFP) considered key battlegrounds ahead of the November 6 ballots. ''We can revive everything on four tires.000 or more. that's a losing strategy. fending off an election year onslaught by Republican foes who blame him for high gas prices. in order to highlight his administration's ''commitment to expanding domestic oil and gas production. imported cars were a luxury reserved for people close to the junta.18 WORLD MONITOR PRAGuE AIRPORT PRAGUE (AP) – A petition drive by Czechs has persuaded their government to rename Prague's Ruzyne International Airport after the late President Vaclav Havel. frontrunner Mitt Rom- ney reprised his attacks on Obama's economic policies and cast the general election as a choice between ''economic freedom'' and ''job-killing regulation. (AFP) – Former Florida governor Jeb Bush announced Wednesday he was endorsing Mitt Romney for president. 2012 shows a rusting 1950s era Mercedes-Benz parked in Yangon. appeared as a result of rocks slamming into the surface and exposing it. Nevada. YANGON. Obama said ''an energy strategy that focuses only on drilling and not on an energy strategy that will free ourselves from our dependence on foreign oil. President Barack Obama speaks at sempra u. the largest Photovoltaic solar Plant in the united states on March 21.'' Obama said during a visit to a solar energy plant in Boulder City. (AFP) AsTEROID IMAGEs PASADENA. but as the country opens up many of these rust buckets are facing the scrapheap. Their headlights sometimes die at night and many have rotten floors that offer a view of the asphalt beneath. Nowadays local newspapers publish special sections advertising used cars. has approved the plan to honor Havel that way. Oregon State University's Bruce Mate says that as of Saturday. Than Htay said his faded rustorange Mercedes would remain in service. ''The government is offering owners a chance to own imported used cars if they swap their old cars. (AFP) – A lighthearted President Barack Obama on Wednesday joked that although he had landed in Roswell he could not disclose if extra-terrestrials had done the same in a flying saucer in 1947.000 US jobs and help bring down fuel prices in the sour economy. classic European cars and ageing Japanese sedans have rattled along Myanmar’s streets for decades. (AFP) – Fume-belching classic European cars and ageing Japanese sedans have rattled along Myanmar's streets for decades. a state that consistently votes in the Republican column but is the proposed site of a portion of the giant Keystone XL oil pipeline. The cars rumble loudly as engines rebuilt with parts salvaged from dead autos gasp for life and fan belts squeal. Nevada. found mostly around craters. Most of the rusting automobiles on the streets of the main city Yangon hail from Japan. instead of having them serviced and buying parts. . would be gradually expanded to include vehicles at least 20 years old. however. gaining ground in the race for the nomination to challenge Democratic President Barack Obama in November. 2012 in Boulder City. ENERGY POLICY – Boulder City. called the government's approval ``great news. Vietnam and Singapore. sending prices of the rust buckets soaring.'' he said. 52. March 23.'' Havel was the dissident playwright who led the 1989 revolution that toppled four decades of communist rule before becoming the country's president. including oil pipelines. But even under the offer. allowing the Democratic president to make gains in polls. Jon Huntsman of Utah and Chris Christie of New Jersey.'' Roswell. a town of 50. Other former or current governors who have endorsed Romney include Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota. whose cronies are more likely to be seen behind the wheel of a Mercedes or a Ferrari than a battered old Toyota. OVERsEAs TRIP CANBERRA. or if a restoration expert took the risk of going through the corrupt bureaucracy to take it abroad.000.S.

In the field of culture. which started from seeking a separate homeland for the Muslims in the Muslim majority regions of the subcontinent and successfully culminated in attaining the goal of a separate Muslim state. According to a World Bank report. Democratic governments being at the helms of affairs in both Pakistan and the Philippines have witnessed high level interaction and closeness. Cooperation in other sectors such as Defence. The Philippines and Pakistan nurture a strong bilateral relationship which dates back to the foundation of diplomatic relations on 18 September 1949. The government aims to diversify the economy. The initiatives taken by the BOI to setup Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and other Industrial Zones further harness the investment and the BOI assures its full cooperation and support to the investors ready to come to Pakistan. which called for the creation of a separate Muslim state in the Indian subcontinent. defense cooperation. and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani good health and continued success. The Government has established Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to offer some additional benefits and facilities to the foreign investors. To provide a hassle free business environment. an enabling investment environment for investors has been created in the country. led by textiles that surged 39 percent in the first half of the year. Pakistan is an attractive destination for investors. and the people of Pakistan. which is an important avenue of people-to-people contact.4 billion in the fiscal year 2009-10. Pakistan’s economy remains resilient. primarily in the United Nation. capital. The Philippines’ exports to Pakistan amounted to US$49 million. Despite challenges in the recent past. The banking sector has shown robust performance and so have the stock markets. tourism. Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves amounted to USD18 billion in 2011. I take this opportunity to wish their excellencies. Regular Policy Consultation Talks between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan and the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines set directions and identify new avenues of cooperation between the two countries. The various milestones achieved by the government such as the passage of the 18th and 19th Constitutional Amendments. representing about 15 percent of regional GDP. which faced serious challenges at the time of assumption of the office by the present government after 2008 elections. proactive facilitation.1 percent annualized pace during the three months ending in October. The Embassy of Pakistan. Independent Power Producers (IPPs). Solar and Wind Power sector can be explored by potential investors. The World Bank noted that monetary tightening in Pakistan brought about positive real lending rates in early 2011 as well. Mabuhay! and Pakistan Zindabad Celebrating 19 H. rich mineral resources and bumper agriculture production. strengthening of Parliament and other state institutions and the Balochistan package to name only few are geared towards strengthening the Federation of Pakistan by removing the age-old deprivations of the federating units.6 percent) of the country’s total generation capacity. Foreign companies can start their business without any official approvals on 100% equity basis. education. 2011. The Government of Pakistan has founded a culture of reconciliation and dialogue to resolve the national and international issues in concurrence with all stakeholders. which is almost two-third (64. the Board of Investment (BOI). the passage of the Lahore Resolution on 23 March 1940. This gives us a good reason to be optimistic.E SYED YUSUF RAZA GILANI Prime Minister Pakistan’s Economy Offers Stellar Prospects to Foreign Investors which include.5 percent of GDP in 2011. The establishment of Pakistan on 14 August 1947. The contribution of the service sector in the growth of the economy has been almost 60% over the last few years. Pakistan’s economy has shown healthy signs of improvement in 2011 as the economic activity in the country became relatively firm during the second half of 2011. Pakistan Resolution represented the beginning of a journey. enduring prosperity and genuine peace. Pakistan has a strategic location that enables it to serve the market of over two billion people in China.pakboi. The foreign businesses can freely remit royalties. Mabuhay! On the auspicious and happy occasion of the 72nd anniversary of Pakistan Day. Thanks to pro-active economic policies by the present government. therefore. On behalf of the Embassy of Pakistan and all Pakistanis in the Philippines. broad features of Pakistan is an investor friendly country and offers complete legal protection to foreign investment in all sectors. 2011 after falling at 9. Manila and Board of Investment Government of Pakistan assures you its full support and commitment to facilitate all your investment needs.gov. On this momentous day. I avail the opportunity to wholeheartedly greet the readers of the Manila Bulletin and through them the people of the Philippines and members of Pakistani community in the Philippines. Remittance inflow to Pakistan rose by an estimated 25 percent in 2011.630 MW. Government of Pakistan has almost become ‘One Window” operation to facilitate investors. with a consumer base of 190 million people and a prime location in the heart of Asia. DEL ROSARIO Secretary of Foreign Affairs Mohsin Razi Ambassador Islamic Republic of Pakistan sources stands at 19. having a young demographic profile. only seven years after adoption of Pakistan Resolution. An important and mutually beneficial element of our friendly relation is the growing volume of bilateral trade. Ther mal. investment. Both countries signed the Philippines-Pakistan Cultural Exchange Program for the period 2011-2015 on 4 November. The financial sector has also attracted significant attention from the foreign investors in the recent past and still holds sufficient potential.1 and 10. trade. Robust exports along with an upswing in worker remittances inflows have supported Pakistan’s external positions and contributed to an improvement in the current account from a deficit of 0. The existing capacity of thermal power generation in Pakistan stands at 12. 2012. I wish resounding successes to our Filipino friends in their endeavours for peace and prosperity on the happy occasion of the “72nd Pakistan Day”. and have allowed us to extend mutual support in regional and international fora. President Asif Ali Zardari. There are numerous opportunities for foreign investors especially in the engineering power. Exports during the fiscal year 2010-11 amounted to USD25 billion as against USD20.E ASIF ALI ZARDARI President QUAID-E-AZAM MUHAMMAD ALI JINNAH Founder H. abundant availability of skilled manpower. Perhaps no other country has such a strategic location or claims such a great opportunity to businessmen and entrepreneurs. Both sides are committed to further intensify cooperation in the fields of culture. I firmly believe in the wisdom behind President Benigno S. Pakistan’s total installed generation capacity from Hydroelectric. As we celebrate the 72nd Pakistan Day today. Pakistan is South Asia's second largest economy. Pakistan’s economy. and the signing of the Executive Program on Cultural Exchange for 20112015 in Manila in November also last year which signify our common desire to expand our cooperation in various field. easy tariff structures and a liberal regime on repatriation of profits. and the promulgation of the new Constitution on 23 March 1956. Pakistan’s export rate strengthened particularly in the first half of 2011. the Muslims of the sub-continent gathered in Lahore under the inspiring leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and adopted the Pakistan Resolution. The bilateral trade between Pakistan and the Philippines remained over US$ 152 million during 2010-2011. Almost all sectors of economy are open to investment with attractive incentives and liberal policies to give Pakistan an edge over all its regional competitors. where stellar profits are awaiting the prospective Filipino investors. These two events in Pakistan’s history manifested your country’s desire to forge a unique national identity. Pakistan falls among the middle income countries and presence of a large middle class provides vast local market to the business as well. the first time since late 2009. it is important to introspect ourselves whether we achieved the objective for which the Muslims of the subcontinent rendered immense sacrifices with their blood. Friday • nd PAKIS TAN Day 72 MESSAGES On behalf of the Philippine governm e n t . Pakistan’s exports to the Philippines were recorded at US$103 million. At present. profits and dividends. We avail this opportunity to invite Filipino investors to visit the Board of Investment for consultation to do business in Pakistan. I am confident that our initiatives. The present democratically elected government remains committed to translating the dream of our founding fathers into reality. Our economy has achieved a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of seven percent. In order to capitalize on its strategic location. Pakistan is amongst the important emerging economies of the region. science and technology. science & technology and promotion of people-to-people contacts. which transformed Pakistan into an Islamic Republic. is a living testimony to the Muslims’ commitment towards the cause of right to self-determination and willingness to go the extra mile for realization of their ideals. is turning around.pk. NFC Award. T he economy of Pakistan is the 47th largest in the world in nominal terms and 27th largest in the world in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP).1 percent of total power generation in the country. education is expanding and there is desire from both sides to further fortify the relations. I am confident that 2012 would be yet another fruitful year of further expanding cooperation between the government and peoples of Pakistan and the Philippines. manufacturing sectors and horticulture. Pakistan’s industrial production grew at a robust 32. since greater potential exists which need to be tapped for the betterment and welfare of the people of both the countries. trade and investment. and Nuclear ALBERT F. The Government has declared the Power Sector as one of the top priorities for investment and is taking all necessary measures to build a more conducive environment by simplifying procedures to facilitate potential investors. Being the sixth populous country in the world. counter-terrorism. India and Central Asia. technical and franchise fee. Aquino III’s observation that trade is an important source of employment for the work force in the economy of a country.1 percent during the first and second quarters of 2011. growing industrial and agriculture sectors are making significant contribution in the national economy. Pakistan has adopted liberal and investor friendly policies. the ASEAN and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The financial sector of Pakistan is regarded as one of the best performing sectors in our region. Modern banking sector. in culture. The trade between the two countries has witnessed tremendous growth since last few years and exports from Pakistan to the Philippines have diversified. as well as interfaith dialogue.9 percent of GDP in 2010 to a surplus of close to 0. . Board of Investment can be contacted online at www. I extend my warmest congratulations to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as you commemorate your 72nd Pakistan Day Republic Day honors events in Pakistan’s evolution as a state. Hydel energy is the second largest sources of electricity and accounts for 33. Cordial and cooperative relations between Pakistan and the Philippines are the hallmarks of 63 years old bilateral relations. Our bonds have seen us reciprocate high level visits between our two countries . The fruitful interaction between the leadership of our two countries gave fresh impetus for further enhancement and broadening of relations. there is growing cooperation.566 MW. This strong partnership was enhanced with the holding of the 3rd PhilippinePakistan Policy Consultation in Islamabad in January 2011. The rapid economic growth over the past few years has led to a power shortage in Pakistan and the country today is looking for investment in power production to meet its short and long term power needs. which changed the course of history. guarantees of equal treatment to both local and foreign investors.SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT March 23. will continue to progress in the years to come. on 23 March 1940.

The Patriots. who leads Chicago in rebounds and blocks per game. and Dwight Howard added 28 points and 16 rebounds to help Orlando hold off Phoenix. and Jason Terry scored 23 points for the Mavericks. Minnesota 100 Denver 116. The top four teams will enter the semis with the finals being a best- of-three series. “Always stay on edge and never feel good about yourself. we always play with edge. Manila takes on Taguig at 11 a. Right now we are just getting prepared for what's yet to come. were able to string together enough baskets down the stretch to hold on. MARCELO Sports before the Bulls' 94-82 road win over the Toronto Raptors. and two steals in his return on Sunday as Singapore defeated Thailand. MAGIC 103. who won their fourth straight and fifth in their last six. LA Clippers 91 San Antonio 116. March 23. trailing the Indonesia Warriors (6-7) and Bangkok Cobras (5-7) in the race for the last semis berth. Jeffers had 14 points. Alabang Tigers and the Taguig Patriots. This developed after the league and Clark Development Corporation forged a partnership recently to hold the matches every Sunday at the former US naval facility. The Knicks have not lost since Mike Woodson took over as coach. Rose. jrue Holiday and Elton Brand during their NBA game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. a handsome sterling silver token from the Hon. which hit 37 percent on a miserable shooting night from inside the 3-point line. The Bulls' latest victory. THUNDER 114. Pampanga.com Singapore Slingers at the Indoor Stadium.m. who resigned after disagreeing with ownership and players over the direction the team should take. opens on Mar. Jeremy Lin scored 18 points and Carmelo Anthony had 10 to help the Knicks pull within three games of the Atlantic Division leaders. Kobe Bryant scored 30 points and Pau Gasol added 27 points and nine rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers stopped the defending NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks' fourgame winning streak with a 109-93 victory on Wednesday night.20 Editor: DING T. SM City Bicutan. New Orleans 92 Oklahoma City 114.ph Bulls Determined To End Drought TORONTO (Reuters) — The NBA-leading Chicago Bulls remain wary of complacency as they look to close out a dominant regular season. president of the Grace Christian College and judith Tan. KNICKS 82. 10 rebounds. New Jersey 89 Atlanta 103. The injuries have not slowed down the red-hot Bulls as Noah and Carlos Boozer are among a handful of players who have stepped up their game.” Joakim Noah. 2012 sports@mb. who will head to the Lion City on Saturday. the Knicks are eighth in the Eastern Conference. who fell to 0-3 against the Lakers this season. which retained the six teams led by the four-peat seeking Manila Sharks. Detroit 115 LA Lakers 109. As in previous seasons. SEA Games baseball hero Darwin dela Calzada will spearhead Taguig's quest to make a return trip to the semis. Griffin didn't have any dunks in this one. The Knicks won. “We are not satisfied with regular season. are seeking their fourth victory after coming off a rigorous three-game. Jeffers replaced Donald Little. Ryan Anderson hit seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points. Jonjon Robles and key hitters Christian Galedo. Phoenix 93 Chicago 94. At 23-24. For the first time in history. (EPA) Clark Field To Host Baseball Asian Moto Slated In Bicutan The 2nd round of NAMSSA’s 2012 National Motocross Development Program gets underway on Sunday at the Speedworld MX Circuit. Chicago has not lost consecutive games all season and carry a 39-10 record with 17 games left. Ramon Sessions contributed 17 points and nine assists in his fourth game for the Lakers since he was acquired in a trade with Cleveland on March 15. Student Affairs directress. Jeffers was one of Singapore's American imports during the league's first two seasons. That's one thing about our team. Hagedorn and his constituents. And by beating the 76ers. the Asian-American sensation. “You want to build the right habits.” said Bulls forward Taj Gibson. with Lou Williams nailing a 3-pointer to tie it at 63.. 77-70. The new season. raising their hopes of ending a 14-year title drought. said NBA RESULTS New York 82. 82-79. Batangas battles Alabang in the opening day at 8 a.” Lin Helps Knicks Nip Philadelphia NEW YORK (AFP/AP) — Amare Stoudemire scored 21 points and Jeremy Lin added 18 to power the New York Knicks to their fifth victory in a row. New York Knicks guard jeremy Lin (middle) protects the ball from Philadelphia 76ers defenders Lou Williams. Parker left with tightness in his left hamstring with 8:03 remaining in the first half. Palawan. Standing at 6-foot-8. Matt Laurel is going to power Alabang's campaign and Dumaguete is leaning on its young core to make significant strides this season. Stephen Jackson and Gary Neal each added 16 points for the Spurs. NBA coaches during a recent clinic at the GCC gym which drew hundreds of participants. The Slingers are in sixth place at 5-8. The overall individual winner in the premier Asian MX2 category will be awarded the 2012 Mayor Hagedorn Cup. Dallas 93 “When you feel too good about yourself somebody just comes and knocks you on your butt and that's kind've the mindset we have and it's been working so far. Randy Foye started in place of Caron Butler and scored 23 points to lead Los Angeles. Philadelphia 79 Orlando 103. the NBA's reigning most valuable player. they pulled within three games of Atlantic division leader Philadelphia in the standings. 76ERS 79 At Philadelphia. Amare Stoudemire had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead New York to its fifth straight victory. Kevin Durant had 32 points and nine rebounds and Russell Westbrook added 19 points as the Thunder shut down Blake Griffin to beat the Clippers. settling mostly for long jumpers and hook shots. with Miami nipping at their heels for the conference lead. CLIPPERS 91 At Oklhaho City. This year marks the ninth straight year that the Philippine leg of the FIM Asian continental motocross championship will be hosted and sponsored by the City of Puerto Princesa. Lin. LAKERS 109. Cleveland 102 OT Golden State 101. “The thing for us is to continue to strive for improvement in all areas because what you're trying to do is you want to be playing your best basketball at the end of the season. the league will have a triple-round elimination schedule or 15 games per teams. 26-21. Friday. came off the bench last month to spark New York to seven victories in a row and now the Knicks are catching fire once again as the push to the playoffs begins. But the Magic. We know we have a long way to go. Tim Duncan had 21 points and 15 rebounds as San Antonio beat Minnesota despite playing most of the game without All-Star guard Tony Parker. Batangas Bulls. Manila has ruled the league's last three tournaments led by formidable pitchers Charlie Labrador. TIMBERWOLVES 100 At San Antonio. Toronto 82 Washington 108. six assists.'” The Bulls need only to look at the standings to find motivation. Playing in his hometown. who were 11 for 23 from beyond the arc. stick to our principles and just improve while winning. By joNAS TERRAdo Patriots Battle Slingers On Sunday By joNAS TERRAdo Baseball Philippines will hold majority of its games for the 2012 season in three newly-installed fields in Clark Field. a category for riders 40-55 years of age. Orlando led by as many as 22 before the Suns rallied with under 5 minutes to play. He spoke briefly with Spurs coach Gregg Popovich before heading to the locker room with two points and six assists. USA. you're also trying to be as healthy as possible. MAVS 93 In Dallas. pose with the jr. He led the Slingers in the semis in each of the first two seasons but lost both times to Satria Muda BritAma and the Chang Thailand Slammers. who earlier this week became the fastest NBA coach to 100 career wins when he set the mark in his 130th game. The AirAsia Philippine Patriots will face a familiar foe on Sunday as they travel again to face the Jobstreet. CDC president and Dumaguete Uni-Bikers owner Ping Remollo offered the hosting of the games and BP officials welcomed it gratefully.com. Saxon Omandac and Jarus Inobio. to snap a seven-game losing skid.m. replacing Mike D'Antoni. Jrue Holiday scored 16. 10-day road trip. the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA) is once again tasked to organize the event which is also recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and sponsored by Asia Brewery. “We want to play our best basketball during the playoffs and just stay focused. The Sixers shook off a miserable start and a double-digit hole to make a run in the fourth.” said the Bulls' Tom Thibodeau. missed his fifth consecutive game with a sore groin while Hamilton remained out with a sprained right shoulder he suffered two weeks ago. 22. . dr james Tan. SPURS 116. mindful of their premature exit from last year's playoffs as the top seed. 31 at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium. SUNS 93 At Orlando. The races this weekend will serve as the final tune-up event for the Philippine National Motocross Team members competing in the 2012 FIM Asian Motocross Supercross Championship scheduled on April 12-15 in Puerto Princesa City. Center Kyle Jeffers was tapped by the Slingers before last weekend's games in a move to boost the Singaporeans’ faltering bid of making to the semifinals of the eight-team league. defeating hosts Philadelphia 82-79 in an NBA matchup on Wednesday. came despite playing without injured starters Derrick Rose and Richard Hamilton.m. Griffin was held to a career-low seven points in the rematch of a Clippers victory perhaps best remembered for his emphatic dunk over Kendrick Perkins. and went just 3 for 11 from the field. Jrue Holiday scored 16 points to lead Philadelphia.” The Bulls do not need any reminders that dominance in the regular season does not guarantee playoff success as they were the top seed last year before falling to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. Expected to challenge the Sharks' four-peat bid are Batangas and Cebu. their 14th in the last 16 games. Coached by Jhoel Palanog. The Bulls will be led by Justin Zialcita and Charles Catangui while the pitcher Joseph Orillana is expected to lead the Dolphins' attack. who moved to the Westports Malaysia Dragons after Brian Williams suffered a knee injury. Other squads competing this season are the Cebu Dolphins. Elton Brand had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers. Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points and 10 rebounds. This year’s edition of the Asian continental series promises to be bigger and better than the previous versions with the introduction of the Asian Veterans class. Games on the following day will also be held at the same venue before the matches shifts to Clark beginning on Apr. before Cebu and Dumaguete clash at 2 p. PA. Edward S.

25-9. 25-19. to pace Pool A with Univ. The HCS tossers. Pajo swept De La Salle-Lipa. 5K. 3K. 22-25. who beat the National U side to rule the NCR elims last week. 25-8. 25-23. which clobbered Holy Family Academy. . 25-22. 2012 21 Shakey's Volley Mighty SportsHope Christian High School and Baguio City National HS survived a pair of four-setters to join University of St.Sports MEDIRun Slated MEDICard. La Salle and Pajo National High School at the start of the Shakey’s Volley League Tournament of Champions in Davao City last Wednesday. Fairview. Prizes await the winners in all divisions. recovered from a second set setback and outsteadied Davao City National HS. 10K. 30% discount on treadmill stress test and 20% discount on lipid profiling. La Salle. Las Piñas. 25-19. 24-26. 25-15. The event will showcase a 100 meter toddler and kiddie dash as well. Registration starts March 30 at Chris Sports and select MEDICard clinics – Alabang. March 23. one of the country’s leading health maintenance organization (HMO) companies. P350 for MEDICard members and P200 for toddlers. of St. turned back New Ormoc City National HS. to match Pajo’s victory in Pool B in the two-division tournament which features the eight winners of the various regional legs of the annual event sponsored by Shakey’s Pizza and organized by Metro Sports. Quezon City and Santa Rosa. free triglycerides test. celebrates its 25th anniversar y and good health by staging its first ever MEDIRun on May 19 at Bonifacio Global City. The Baguiobased spikers. participants are entitled to pre-race check-up vouchers which entitles them to special rates for select run-related tests that can be availed at MEDICard clinics. 26-24. 25-17. Medicard Lifestyle Makati. 25-11. Events on tap are 100m. on the other hand. Ortigas. 25-13. These include free cholesterol screening. free check-up with a primary care physician. 25-10. Friday. Registration fee is pegged at P450 for non-MEDICard members. Aside from prizes.

Kaya is now three points ahead of Loyola Meralco and Global FC. 1 Venus Williams of the United States reaches for her shot against Kimiko date-Krumm of japan during their match at the Sony Ericsson open on Key Biscayne. Jasmin 2. NESTHY PETECio Czech Ends Capadocia’s Win Run By KRiSTEL SATUMBAGA Even in tennis. also took a bye and will meet seventh pick Kimberley-Ann Surin of Canada and Hsu Ching-Wen of Taiwan. seldom-used during his UAAP days and played just one game for RnW Pacific Pipes last conference. Coming off a stint with the Philippine Azkals in the AFC Challenge Cup in Kathmandu. Reyes 5. the other Filipino world boxing champions and contenders are also going to be busy in the coming months.m. The venue will still be the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. to also move into the Final 8. 12-5. Knuttel. USA. but Petecio kept her cool and stayed with her game plan of quick punches to the head and body behind excellent footwork to pile up points. born to pure Ilocano parents in Honolulu. Loyola Meralco was playing Pasargad. Magat 0. replacing Arsenio Dysangco. Semira 5. But for Capadocia and Nguyen to advance to the third round. Korashvili and Tyulpa.. The winner of the match earns a slot to the semis. 10-8. Viloria had crowned himself as the WBO 112-lb king last December after stopping the heavily-favored Giovani Segura of Mexico. meanwhile. height is might. Capadocia. 16-10. paving the way for the staging of the title fight in the country. With her 5-foot-10 rival firing rockets. (EPA) Viloria Defends Title April 22 By NiCK GioNGCo Big Chill Trips CaféFrance. Dominic William Mensah gave Nomads a consolation goal in the 71st minute or 19 minutes before extra time. Action continues tomorrow at the UMak Field in Makati. Garcia 0. is in the thick ViLoRiA of training in Los Angeles. The fight with Romero will be held around Sunday noon so it can accommodate the large audience in the mainland US and Mexico.22 Sports ULAANBAATAR. Aparri earlier disposed of Chinese-Taipei's Meng-Shieh Pin while Tuyet won over Sri Lanka's Anusha Dilrukshi Kodithuw in the first round of eliminations. 39. Glorioso 0. — Junior Powerade vs NLEX Allan Santos beat the buzzer yesterday to lift Big Chill past CafeFrance. 6-4. Jensen 8 Tan 8. Dizon 5. who won a local women's tournament late last year. who was also part of the Azkals roster in Nepal. 3-1. giving new coach Robert Sison a rousing debut in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. But CaféFrance's Josan Nimes lost the ball off an inbound. will meet mandatory challenger Toshiyuki Igarashi in June in Japan. Magbitang 0. to barge into the second round of the Grade 1 tournament Wednesday. 6-0. The defeat spoiled CaféFrance's bid to go 2-0 for the first time in history. 4-6. but came out with the shorter end. Burkey showed no signs of fatigue as he scored the second and third goals to hike Kaya's point total to 18. earned a first-round bye. falling into a maze of errors that hastened her downfall in the game delayed by several hours due to bad weather." said Sison. Capadocia. "I have to give credit to the boys. while Koaykul stunned 12th pick Jordan Angus of Great Britain. 6-1. Joshua Beloya. Nate Burkey scored two goals on Wednesday night as Kaya FC trounced Nomads Auction Manila. With six wins in seven games.m. That setback forced management to make a change. Guillen 6. March 23. in the second round. likewise. Meanwhile. 74-73. Montilla 11. 2012 PH Boxer Assured Of Bronze who ran into Yukie Luo in her first appearance in the 48 Kg light-flyweight category. 10-8. Chanliong said he has gotten in touch with the NAC regarding Romero’s woes and that everything will be settled in the coming weeks. Viernes 5. seven assists and three steals in 27 minutes. 6-3. Mabayo 6. they have to raise their game several notches to outplay the third seed pair of Oleksandra Korashvili of Ukraine and Anna Tyulpa of Russia. Orbeta 3. 74-73 By joNAS TERRAdo Games Tuesday (The Arena. 6-3. Nimes 15. Trailing by a point with 1. Marinel Rudas and Hong Kong's Carina Ma Ka Man. Thompson surprised Korean fifth seed Chung Hyeon. Santos 4. inbounder Alex Mallari threw a lob pass intended for Keith Jensen to the right side of the shaded lane. "It was a well-executed play. also at the UMak Field last night. 6-0. 6-4. gave Kaya its first goal in the 27th minute before Burkey struck in the 43rd and 55th minutes. She got the nod of all 5 judges in the 4-round affair to set up a semis meeting with China's Kejia Luo on Saturday. The CCP Bobcats emerged champions for the fourth time while the FEU Cheering Team settled for second. Jordan Thompson of Australia and Krittin Koaykul of Thailand. Gallardo 0. Santos' winning shot was actually a make-up for committing a looseball foul with 2. The scores: First Game BiG CHiLL 74 — Mallari 16. Top pick Nikola Milojevic of Serbia easily crushed Jacob Grills of Australia. who has an ITF ranking of No. 6-3.) Former world No. both ranked in the top 80. while Omar Jasika of Australia bested fellow Daniel Guccione. But the rest of Filipino bets were unsuccessful. Burkey Lifts Kaya Past Nomads By joNAS TERRAdo The University of Perpetual Help System dalta (UPHSd) Altas Perps squad finished third in the recent 2012 National Cheerleading Championship held in Phil Sports Arena in Pasig City. Sonny Boy Jaro. (Bob dungo jr. 7-5. 4-6. Marian Jade Capadocia learned that yesterday as she suffered a 6-2. according to Solar Sports big boss Peter Chanliong. 6-4. Among the matches stopped by intermittent rains was the match of Jurence Mendoza against 16th seed Liu Siyu of China. shocked their respective seeded foes to advance to the boys' quarters. Nepal. 53-58. . 74-73. Collado 0. The other member of the PLDTABAP team. Mallari led Big Chill with 16 points while bruiser Jewel Ponferrada added 12 points and seven boards." The heroics of Santos enabled Big Chill. Thailand’s Krittin Koaykla returns a shot against jordan Angus during their quarterfinal match in the 23rd Mitsubishi Lancer International junior Tennis Championship at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center.3 seconds left. Viloria. thus arranged a quarterfinal match against the winner between eighth seed Nao Hibino of Japan and ninth pick Abbie Myers of Australia. The dusky Davaoeña bantamweight again displayed agility and power in annihilating North Korean Un Jong Choe. which trailed by a high of 11 points in the third quarter. Quarters: 17-16. also struggled with her serves in their one hour and 40 minutes showdown. 4-6. Williams won. Sison was a former mentor of the Negros Slashers and Montana Pawnshop in the now-defunct MBA and PBL. Jensen failed to get a good grip of the ball and muffed the shot but an alert Santos came through with an easy putback before the horn and the Superchargers wildly celebrated their come-from-behind win. Mongolia — Filipina slugger Nesthy Petecio assured the Philippines of at least a bronze medal by advancing to the semis in grand fashion in the 6th Asian Women's Boxing Championships Wednesday at the Buyant Ukhaa Sport Palace here. Ighalo 1. the reigning World Boxing Council flyweight ruler. Brian Viloria’s first defense of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight crown against Omar Nino Romero of Mexico has been pushed back to April 22. the 5-foot-2 Capadocia was rendered helpless. scored a career-high 18 points aside from tallying four rebounds. Florida. The defeat was the third for the seventh-running Nomads booters against one win and two draws. San juan) 2 p. Krejcikova. Mac Montilla had 11 markers while Santos chipped in four including the game-winner. It also put in vain a career-game from former Far Eastern University guard Jens Knuttel. Mendoza crawled from a 2-3 deficit to take a 5-4 lead in the first set before the match was stopped for the second time. — RnW Pacific Pipes vs Boracay Rum 4 p. The wily Korean tried to use oneupmanship to rattle the Filipina. The Puerto Princesa native engaged the Chinese fighter in several fierce exchanges. Capadocia tried to make the match interesting by engaging her third seeded rival in several long rallies but Krejcikova proved steadier and stronger than her. WBO minimum weight titlist Donnie Nietes will return in mid-May. 6-4. to barge into the win column after a disappointing 80-70 loss to NLEX last week. who were playing at presstime. giving Big Chill a chance to steal the game. 6-2 defeat to the towering Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic in their third round showdown in the 23rd Mitsubishi-Lancer International Junior Championships at the Rizal Memorial Tennis Center. to gain the solo lead in the UFL first division at the University of Makati (UMak) Field. Parala 17. Not as fortunate was Josie Gabuco Friday. India's Meri Kom and China's Ren Cancan are the favored boxers in this 51 Kg class. who revealed that Romero has to settle his an obligation with the Nevada Athletic Commission before his title challenge can be sanctioned by the WBO. remained in the hunt in the doubles after her partnership with Fil-Vietnamese Tamitha Nguyen won. while Manny Pacquiao is booked for a June 9 date and Nonito Donaire will resurface in July. flyweight Alice Kate Aparri sees action Thursday against Vietnam's Tuyet Mai Nguyen Thi. however. CAFéFRANCE 73 — Knuttel 18. Ponferrada 12. 33-35. they stayed with the system even though we have been practicing for five days. over the Japanese pair of Natsumi Chimura and Kanami Tsuji.4 seconds left. 6-1.

“It shows that the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and LOGOC are putting credence to our presence in the Olympic movement. For sure. England. who surprised everybody when they advanced to the championship round for the first time in nine years. 6-foot-7 Sonny Thoss. a native of Antipolo City who works as a therapist in Kent. are Air21 and Meralco. If Alaska wins and Meralco beats Air21. “We will definitely be undersized as compared to Alaska but we will find a way to win. are expected to bank heavily on 7-foot import Adam Parada. Cyrus Baguio and Bonbon Custodio. I share this honor to all OFWs around the world. The remaining 300 will be chosen in the coming weeks. Rain or Shine. Cebu) 6:45 p. Even the three teams at the bottom of the standings. was among the 7. only defending champion Talk ’N Text (5-2) and B-Meg (5-3) are assured of at least a playoff in the next stage. while providing interior production are 6-foot-11 import Dwayne Jones and 6-foot-4 forward Sean Anthony. So far. Enteria made it along with 7. Barako Bull guard Wynne Arboleda comforts teammate Mick Pennisi when he fell down after getting hit in the head by a ball thrown by new Petron Blaze import Will Mcdonald during the second quarter of their PBA Commissioner’s Cup game Wednesday night at Smart-Araneta Coliseum. — Rain or Shine vs Talk ’N Text Friday.m. “To my family.” he added. 2012 23 Surging Tigers Eye Playoff Berth quarterfinal showdown.m. Perasol isn’t thinking too much about the scenarios.” said Meralco coach Ryan Gregorio. They are (third from left) Clyde Cabreros. Fred Puckett and Park jong Won with CjH Golf Club board member Rafael de Tagle (left) and CjHGC general manager Steve Mcdonald. . Clashing in the curtain raiser at 5:15 p. who are nursing a 9075 setback to the Llamados a week back. will try to do the same in this shortened but exciting reinforced tournament. However. March 23.” The Tigers are coming off a 121-92 win over the Express last week.000-mile journey that begins May 18. When informed of the news.Sports By WAYLoN GALVEz STANdiNGS W L Talk ’N Text 5 2 B-Meg 5 3 3 Ginebra 4 Powerade 4 3 Barako Bull 4 4 Alaska 4 4 Air21 3 4 3 5 Petron Blaze Meralco 3 5 Rain or Shine 3 5 Games Today (Smart-Araneta Coliseum) 5:15 p. greatest athletic show on earth comes off the wraps. Philippine team Chief of Mission and POC vice-president Manny Lopez immediately congratulated Enteria for getting the “honor which comes only once in a lifetime”. be proud as I am officially chosen to be an Olympic torchbearer. Nelson Eslao. The top two teams will earn outright slots in the best-of-five semifinal. We will keep on fighting until the fighting is over.300 torchbearers named for the momentous event lasting 70 days and snaking through 1. five days before the biggest. A victory by the Tigers will give them. 94-80. Mcdonald was thrown out after the incident and his ejection contributed to Petron’s loss to Barako Bull. — Alaska vs Powerade Game Tomorrow (Lapu-Lapu City.m. I’m proud to represent our country” the 30-year-old Enteria said in an e-mail to Philippine Olympic Committee president Peping Cojuangco early this week. Enteria will be among the 115 people who’ll take the limelight as torchbearers on that special day.” Perasol added. patients and colleagues at work. “We just want to focus on getting a crucial win. “It (his inclusion in the relay team) will be a good representation for the more than 90 million Filipinos. “Our season is on the brink. who are also in the thick of playoff fight where only the top ix teams will advance while eliminating the last four squads after the single elimination round. 6-foot-6 JR Reyes. towns and villages in a 8. relatives. “There is a small window of opportunity for us to make the playoffs.” said Perasol. and backcourt mates LA Tenorio. Marcio Lassiter and JV Casio. “I am truly grateful to be chosen as torchbearer. while the third to sixth teams will play in the crossover best-of-three OFW Named Olympic Torch Bearer An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) got an opportunity of a lifetime as he made it to the list of torchbearers during the Olympic Torch Relay leading to the London Games this July. but they will have to contend with the tall frontline of the Aces. Powerade coach Bo Perasol and his boys hope to formalize their entry to the next round as they aim to beat Alaska at 7:30 p. which claimed its second straight win with a 101-95 victory over B-Meg Wednesday night.” added the son of a former jeepney driver who’s been working abroad since he was 25. as well as the Tropang Texters and the Llamados playoff berths.” Members of the Camp john Hay Seniors team hoist their trophies after completing their back-to-back title romp in the 24th Philippine Corporate Cup at john Hay Golf Club in Baguio City recently. (Ali Vicoy) Powerade.” said Lopez. The Aces. Powerade will again rely on Gary David.000 cities. that small opportunity is dependent on our victory against Air21. hopes to extend its magical run against Alaska in the hope of clinching an outright playoff berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup today at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. we will do whatever it takes to have a chance for the last bus. Reymund Enteria.m. the Aces will advance to the playoffs together with TNT and BMeg. when the Olympic Flame enters its final few stages before arriving at the Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremonies on July 27.229 others after passing the public nomination processes run by the Olympic organizers and presenting partners Coca Cola. a surprise finalist in the Philippine Cup and a team besieged by off-court controversies. “We can’t be distracted with so many possibilities when we win or when we lose.m. The Tigers. Petron Blaze and Meralco – all with 3-5 cards – have mathematical chances to earn a spot in the playoffs. Enteria’s big Olympic moment comes on July 22. Apol to family and friends. friends. Lloyds TSB and Samsung. — Air21 vs Meralco 7:30 p. when the torch relay enters Barking and Dagenham boroughs in the heart of London. Our survival instincts will again be tested.

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The agency said beneficiaries of deceased borrowers filing their death claim applications and borrowers filing total disability or retirement claims within the availment period are also covered by the new amnesty.00 and PLDT. The weighted average rate stands at P43. Songco said that based on the labor force survey. a trader with Accord Capital Equities. Jollibee chairman Tony Tan Caktiong said the company is “always on the lookout” for acquisition opportunities overseas and in the domestic market and wants to expand in India at some point. off 0. the Department of Energy and the Korean Ministry of Knowledge have signed an agreement to set up a power plant in the Subic Bay (Cont’d on page B-3) Quality Of Employment Improves – NEDA By EDU LOPEZ N. The company reiterated that the “decline was mostly attributable to the lower income from its affiliate. FERNANDO Global money transfer company MoneyGram is bullish that the Philippines can be the third largest ‘remittance received’ market in the world as remittance from the 8.8 billion worth of foregone steam revenues from its Bacon-Manito geothermal facility acquisition.T. Most active shares were Megaworld. The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has stressed that the quality of employment in January 2012 improved due to the expansion of remunerative wage and salary employment as well as the rebound of full-time employment growth. After a higher open. (Page B-2) * * * * The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to compel this year drug manufacturers including herbal drug makers to comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as part of ensuring safety in compliance with global standards. 527-8121 to 35 locs. According to World Bank’s Migration and Remittances Factbook.Y. not only geographically. Villanueva. K-Water has expressed interest to pursue a planned $1 billion equity for different projects in the country while Youil Ensys plans to invest $160 million for solar-powered projects. ADB is currently projecting that the Philippine economy.mb.0 billion due to the shutdown of the Northern Negros Geothermal Plant of the Energy Development Corp.2 million the previous year. This was shared by MoneyGram International executives during the launch of the company’s ‘Moneygrado’ campaign. In 2011. The publisher offers three unlimited access plans. and P2 billion in projects related to the acquisition of new businesses.” he added.com. BDO Unibank. ranging in price from $15 per month to $35. The Secretary was the Guest of Honor and Speaker at the FINEX Third General Membership Meeting on March 21.8% at P66. the growth of full-time employment rebounded from negative 2.2 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) worldwide is expected to increase this year.3 percent from a negative 1. the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said yesterday. “Increasing the potential growth rate to 7 percent to 8 percent is doable.8 percent of total workers and 3.MANILA BULLETIN SPECIAL SUPPLEMENTS 112 Year s of Ser vice to the Nation ON INAUGURATIONS.97.S.8 billion for its capital investment budget this year as it aims to continue expanding its operations in the Philippines and in China. he said this year’s spend- ing plan doesn’t yet include any budget for acquisition.04 to the US dollar. as the plants are currently undergoing rehabilitation. (PDEx). 2012 SUPPLEMENT-DISPLAY DEPARTMENT CLASSIfIED ADS DEPARTMENT Tels. as measured by the country's gross (Cont’d on page B-3) Korean Investors Eyeing Water.932 billion the lender received from the budget department was exclusively used for the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) landowners compensation.88. Power By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT ASIAN STOCK MARKETS CLOSE LOWER BANGKOK (AP) – Asian stock markets fell Thursday after mixed US housing data and disappointment over the limited scope of China's latest monetary loosening maneuver kept investors on the sidelines. but would require concerted reforms and tougher measures. The New York Times is cutting the number of articles available for free from 20 per month to 10. except for the mining and oil index. LEYCO FIRST GEN INCOME DIPS 50% The operational setbacks suffered by its major subsidiary triggered the 50 percent dip in the net income of First Gen Corp. in 2011 to $35 million from $70. In addition.” NEDA Deputy Director General Margarita R.8B For Store Expansion Here And In China By JAMES A. up 2. the pension fund said the new loan condonation program allows members to settle the unpaid principal amount and corresponding interest of their loans without paying the entire amount of incurred penalties. the leading water resources and power company in Korea.596. Lesser proportions were self-employed (30. Korea’s largest renewable and engineering power firms. the Philippines is the fourth largest ‘remittance received’ market in the (Cont’d on page B-3) INVEST IN THE PHILIPPINES: JOIN US TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIC PROGRESS AND PROVIDE MORE JOBS FOR OUR PEOPLE . (CSL) Jollibee Foods Corporation is allotting P5. implement strict decision making and a mindset to invest heavily in infrastructure.862.025. the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said yesterday.1% at P1. MARKET & INVESTMENT S.55 as its battered export sector ceded earlier gains amid a strengthening yen. The Times says the change takes effect in April. Neeraj Jain. pine-Korea Development/Business Partnership Forum identified these firms as K-Water. Benchmark oil fell below $107 per barrel while the dollar fell against the euro and the yen. The firm opened a total of 260 new (Cont’d on page B-3) LOCAL SHARES UP BY 0. ETC.3% at 5053. mostly in new stores and supply chain facilities. Jollibee said up to half of this year’s budget will be spent to increase its store count by 125 stores in the Philippines and 100 stores in China. Songco said.1 percent to 10. Compounding that had been the estimated P1. 527-8121 to 35 loc. the Hang Seng ventured into negative territory before flattening out at 20.” primarily referring to the non-cash impairment provision of P5. (Dow Jones) NG’s Growth Targets ‘Achievable’ – ADB By CHINO S.071." said Jun Calaycay. (Page B-2) South Korean firms have expressed keen interest to invest over $1 billion in water and power projects in the country.1%) (Cont’d on page B-3) RP Next 3rd Remittance Market By IRENE V. the closing rate on Wednesday at the Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp. a Philippine taxation law expert warned. NEDA assistant Director-Genera Ruperto P Majuca said at the Philip.04$1 The peso exchange rate stands at P43. Opulencia of Ayala Corporation. LOYOLA L." SSS said. 308 524-7890 • 527-9791 fax 527-4331 • 527-3403 PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE DAILY QUOTATIONS http://www. “The growth of remunerative wage and salary employment expanded by 3. (CSL) FINEX 3RD GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING – Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson (left) is welcomed by Financial Executive Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) President Ramon G. GETS NO STATE SUBSIDY State-lender Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) clarified yesterday that it did not receive any subsidy from the national government that was used for the bank’s operation expense.1% at P2. STARTS NEW AMNESTY PROGRAM State-run Social Security System has called on its members with overdue loans to apply for the new loan condonation program.P.2 percent in January 2011. corporate affairs vice-president said the P7. Hong Kong's benchmark struggled for direction. * * * * Adopting the unitary tax rate for alcohol and tobacco products may contravene the Constitution.6 percent in January 2011 to 2. March 23.3% Local shares were higher in early trade yesterday.B. and Youil Ensys. but through messages and initiatives that are culturally and emotionally relevant. in Makati City. RECOLETOS.

A system for ensuring drug and food safety is a necessity especially with cases as that in Punjab. “We are all aware that majority of the people who consume alcohol and cigarettes are poor people. we send our industrial.” Javier stressed. However. The lack of information especially for the unlettered poor and the deficiency in the appropriate equipment.72 per pack on low-priced cigarettes will be increased to P30. The average GDP growth rate from 2001-2011 is about 4. Poverty. we’re trying to swing it this year.. A unitary tax rate proposal is an antipoor measure”. But GMP has already become a reality. “When enacting tax measures. If one factors in the 5% average inflation rate through the years – Juan de la Cruz seems to be really worse off today than before.000 borths-162 babies die at child birth and 33 others die before the age of 5. and even our current system taxes higherpriced brands more than less expensive brands.000 (2008) cases is expected to rise to 42. Unfortunately. The program also aims to educate the children with "age appropriate" tools to complete the equation of widespread reproductive health education. The licensor itself has experts on GMP . therefore. Antique Governor Exequiel Javier. the previous Congresses rejected Congress Should Pass RH Bill The economic well-being of the nation. March 23. “The poor people should pay less tax while the rich people should pay more. TLO officer-in-charge. I do not understand why the DOF is pushing to restructure the current four-tier excise tax system when it clearly works.” Governor Javier said further. It is hard to argue against the usefulness of the effort against that dreaded disease.” Governor Javier clarified. and Iran. However. This. the Philippines has not taken it seriously. It smacks of religious bigotry. mobile equipment and train enough personnel accessible especially to the poor womenfolk. One cannot begrudge the Catholic Church.000 (2015). Not doing so would make the country akin to doing a speed treadmill. “In my evaluation of House Bill No. This is clearly unreasonable and unacceptable. so they will do it themselves. If we adopt a unitary tax rate. The National Statistics Office (NSO) said that RP will be 103 million people in 2015. Pulumbarit. is still the nation's No. the program – vigorously championed by senators Pia Cayetano and Miriam Santiago." But the moral issue is another story where a practicing 51-year-old Catholic president in Benigno Aquino III's pro-RH Bill (representing the State) runs diametrically opposed to that of the conservative Catholic Church in a country where 80% of the population are Catholics. tools and personnel to slow down population growth are contributory to this negative state of affairs. We call on all legislators to debate the issue extensively. “We like to develop herbal medicine in our country because we have a wealth of flora. 1 problem today. whether it pertains to income taxation or excise taxation. contraceptives and pills. Lack of education (including the lack of "zipper control") and lack of access to "preventive" tools cause unwanted pregnancies nation-wide – resulted in 500. If one takes the 2. 180 million or almost double after 40 years. Asst. But the State does not prohibit any church to endorse a particular method of family planning among their followers-based on their doctrines and conscience. CABAÑES. equivalent to a 1000% percent tax increase. The legal basis for endorsing the bill includes Article Ii Section 15 stating that " The state shall promote and protect the right to health of people and instill health consciousness among them. unlike other countries that use animal source for traditional medicine. pharmacy experts to applicants to help them. GMP has long been deliberated in the 1980s while countries were yet negotiating on trade liberalization agreements related with the World Trade Organization. "One cannot compel all Filipinos to comply with the doctrines of a Church even if a majority of Filipinos belong to that group". . “The mandate for progressivity under the Constitution does not exempt excise taxes.” said FDA Secretary General Suzette Lazo in an interview at a health research forum. is the main reason why Congress should act with deliberate speed in addressing the RH Bill. Bangladesh. Because of poverty engulfing both mother and child – out of 1. they’re not given a license. But as part of our licensing agreement. GMP Certification For Drug Manufacturers By MELODY M. The Technology Licensing of Office (TLO) of the University of the Philippines has invited SMEs to avail of the free assistance for their GMP compliance.” Lazo said. The bill. The RH Bill rightfully aims for the protection of both. At the current rate of incidence – the 11. LORETO D. After all. FDA is aware that the Philippines has huge potential in herbal drug manufacturing. The Philippines is close to 100 million people today. government is impliedly telling the poor that they can’t drink alchol or smoke cigarettes – both legal commodities. to us. There are enough reasons for the State to pursue the passage of the Bill for the well being of the citizens by giving people the democratic choices for reproductive and family health. a former congressman and chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means during the 9th. Pakistan. this principle is absent in the DOF’s proposal for a unitary tax rate for alcohol and tobacco products. during and after the pregnancy of the mothers under a health insurance program. The GMP will also protect Filipino consumers from any imports from certain countries — perhaps India. it is a sad fact that RP is among only 7 nations in the world today where the prevalence of HIV AIDs is on the rise – not on the wane. For instance while professing filial loyalty to Rome. we submit. a taxation law expert. Likewise. Companies will not be able to register with FDA without GMP . said that Congress is mandated by the Philippine Constitution to evolve a progressive system of taxation. I noticed that the excise tax of P2. This is why we had an Ad Valorem system before. “The current excise tax system has provided the government with a stable and significant source of government revenues notwithstanding the fact that alcohol and cigarette products have been subjected to regular tax increases every two years.3%. “UP Manila is now the licensor for all 10 medicines including lagundi and sambong. “How you implement it is another matter. Knowledge and freedom of choice empower women who alone (not the men) die in the process of child bearing and potentially the offspring as well. the details on this proposed regulation has yet to be worked out as some small and medium enterprises (SME) may be adversely affected.00 per pack. Business Section Editor BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT. 5727. Pakistan where around 100 cardiac patients died for contamination of drugs. A unitary rate discriminates against poor people and makes products exclusively available for the well-to-do Filipinos. noting that the same is inequitable. Who’s going to help them?” she said. Any potential licensee is now required to have GMP If not. That will keep us forever in a Third World category.” said Lawyer Elizabeth R. You cannot backtrack on that.000 abortions a year in a predominantly Catholic country which is supposed to practice a passionate reverence for life.” Javier said. Javier stressed. aims to reduce the number of mortality of men and women (due to STD) and the number of new born children afflicted with the disease. The reproductive health of women comes in as second reason. The "RH Bill" seeks to mandate LGUs to provide information.0% population growth rate – in real terms the country only effectively grew by a tiny 2. I have never seen anything like this.3% per annum. Section Editor Fri. Congress should always be mindful of its constitutional mandate to evolve a progressive system of taxation as provided under Sec. the reproductive health of women and the prevention of STD (sexually transmitted diseases) are three big enough reasons the "RH" (Reproductive Health Bill) should be calendared by Congress. 68% (or 7 out of 10) Catholics support both the natural and artificial birth control methods. seeks to provide reproductive health care before.B-2 Business earlier proposals for a unitary tax rate and instead enacted a four-tier excise tax structure for alcohol and tobacco products in recognition of its mandate to evolve a progressive system of taxation. Their drug intake were later linked with a manufacturing facility previously used to manufacture anti-malarial substances. It is also in consonance with Her theological position that is only the natural birth control method (rhythm and abstinence) that is consistent with God's pro-life philosophy. The Church has no right to interfere against the passage of the Bill as the Constitution's Article II Section 6 states that the separation of church and state is an "inviolate" doctrine and Article III Sec 5 calls for the free establishment of religion and the free exercise thereof. She has to lead with moral authority over Her flock. But the Church faces the issue of moral relativism of the Flock. . Thirdly. “Hopefully. This is the so-called Ability to Pay Principle and is the defining essence of a progressive system of taxation. But the upcoming South East Asian free trade expected to be fully in force by 2015 is feared to cause the local drug-herbal industry to fall by the wayside as much as cosmetic companies in the past have shut down arising from a stricter regulation. That's a lot of mouths to feed. How much time will you give them? How much help you will give them? SMEs don’t have much capital. The artificial method uses the condom . They cannot register when we impose it already as mandatory." and Article II Section 12 :" The state shall protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn upon inception. Unabated population growth rate (among the world's highest) has been a major factor for this unfortunate state. Governor Javier also expressed concern on the amount of tax to be imposed under the DOF proposal. The RH Bill aims to provide education to mitigate the ill effects of reckless sex leading to AIDs transference from man to woman (or vice versa) – but ultimately to the child produced from that sexual union. 24 Article 6 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution. and 14th Congress. The Bill only proposes ot give women the power of choice through availability of information and tools to exercise such choices. 2012 Unitary Tax Rate May Be Unconstitutional By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT Adopting the unitary tax rate for alcohol and tobacco products may contravene the Constitution. that as a shepherd . 10th. AGUIBA The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to compel this year drug manufacturers including herbal drug makers to comply with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) as part of ensuring safety in compliance with global standards. According to Governor Javier. contraceptives are there – not necessarily to encourage sexual promiscuity in the same manner that seat belt in cars are set up – to protect man – not to encourage people to drive recklessly.exerting much effort (to achieve GDP growth) but getting nowhere (due to population growth). a Philippine taxation law expert warned. But it’s the only way to go if we’re serious about our pharma industry.

25 B revenue for the whole year of 2011 is a seven percent increase from previous year’s $1. and convenient services that MoneyGram offers to Filipinos including the 8. NG’s..” Songco said. The power plant will be designed using environment-friendly technology to address the medium and long-term projected electricity needs of the Luzon Grid. Inc. Korea and the Philippines also signed last year a $500 million EDCF Framework Agreement. group and permanent plans. he said. The company also reported that its total assets amounted to P825 million. A total of 269 Korean enterprises are operating in various PEZA zones. domestic product (GDP). in partnership with the German financial organization GTZ and the Embassy of Japan. Mercado. and sufficient flexibility for macroeconomic policies like monetary policy and fiscal policy.009 billion last year. Jain. Gregorio D. that provides adequate income for the Filipino workers. It is also tapping the Filipino seafarer sector as it looks for ways to provide efficient service for them.5%). low interest rate... South Korean conglomerates have been aggressive in investing in the Philippines making Korea the Philippines second biggest in terms of number of registered with the Philippine Economic Zone Authority. The firm said the growth in fourth quarter profits to P1.5 billion in 2011. stores last year.17 billion. “From a ranking of 24. supporting advocacy campaigns for the tourism plan and promote employment-intensive interventions. meanwhile. (Cont'd from page B-1) economic zone. Philippine Prudential is a 100 percent Filipino-owned financial services company providing the best financial advice and diversified and affordable products to its valued clients through its multiple and accessible distribution channels since 1963. This level is higher than FDI from other Asian countries such as Indonesia. from $7. whole life plans. “We want to take it to third place.” Jain pointed. ”We also look forward to more opportunities to learn from each other with the signing of the Framework Agreement on Grant Aid. Jain said that the ADB is now reviewing its growth projection for the Philippine economy. Net foreign direct investments from Korea increased by 184% in 2011 to $20.000 agent locations. productive and quality employment Korean. Premiums Exceed P1-B (Cont'd from page B-1) By CHINO S. “Across the Philippines. urged the government to increase its investments in job creation. system-wide sales rose 18 percent to P22. “We plan to heighten awareness of the safe.24 million in 2010..9 million. China and Singapore.. Its EBITDA also grew 42 percent with a 2011 figure of $264 million. LEYCO The Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company.8 percent and 5 percent in 2013. exceeded 40 percent increase in received transaction.” Agualimpia believes that they are well-positioned here in the country as evidenced by the fact that the Philippines. In a statement. reduce youth unemployment by motivating the private sector to increase youth employment opportunities and intensify the use of online labor market information systems by public and private offices to expand the reach to job searchers. government must continue to prioritize generating more decent. reliable.com. Its products include endowment plans. The government must also improve skills matching through enhancing coordination among employers.97 billion from P19. China and its Research & Development Center in Shanghai while starting construction for its Distribution Center in Manila. intensifying implementation of public private partnership (PPP) projects and providing micro- financing and marketing support to micro. a 600 percent growth over the past five years..17 billion from P70..E-mail: business@mb. while its legal policy reserves. Total investments were recorded a P433 million. Philippine Prudential president and chief executive explained that the company has done a great deal of expansion and has introduced numerous innovations during the same span of time.25 billion in the previous year. the Philippines and Korea shall continue to partner together to bring economic development and growth to both our countries.46 billion in the same period of 2010. the academe and government. 2012 B-3 Philippine Prudential Jollibee.” says MoneyGram EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Juan Agualimpia. March 23. approved Korean investments registered at P14.3 million Filipinos living abroad. boosted by the 10 percent gain in profits in the fourth quarter. “Government must continue to implement employment-related policies such as more frequent monitoring of and closer coordination among government agencies that implement the community-based employment program (CBEP). (Cont'd from page B-1) world. Meanwhile.” shares Vice President for Asia Pacific Nick Cunnew. totaled P405 million in 2011. but the agency “does not see significant revisions to these numbers. of which 167 were in the Philippines led by Mang Inasal with 86 new stores and Jollibee with 40 stores. Philippine Prudential was recently recognized by the IC and the Department of Finance.” Majuca said.2 billion in 2010.89 percent of all local and foreign investors.. noting that the Philippines has a very “sluggish almost stagnant growth” of labor productivity. The award was in recognition of the company’s pioneering efforts and leadership in the field of microinsurance. MoneyGram continues its growth with more than 9.21 billion last year from P3. together with India. In the fourth quarter. education and pension policies and credit life insurance. Its $1. . Quality. Abroad. (Cont'd from page B-1) RP. With a global network of more than 267.” Mercado said. Jollibee reported that its net income attributable to the parent com- pany inched up 0. small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The firm said system-wide sales rose 17 percent to P82. Songco pointed out.” The company aims to be “the preferred global network for consumers and businesses that send and receive funds. Despite the favorable performance of the labor market in January 2012. (Philippine Prudential) announced yesterday that its total gross premiums reached P1.000 agent locations added in 2011 alone..16 billion offset the negative profit growth rate in the first half of the year and brought 2011 earnings at par with that of 2010. It also built and started operating the Jollibee Food Processing in Anhui Province. (Cont'd from page B-1) and unpaid workers (11. this new campaign will reinforce to the Filipino community that MoneyGram understands the important role that money transfers play in helping families stay connected. healthcare coverage. whether sending or receiving funds. or funds invested to be used for future claims. we are now number 15 among all life insurance companies in the country and number five among all Filipino-owned life insurance companies. constituting 3.ph Business Friday. With these strategies and intensified cooperation efforts. would grow by 4. confidence. To further increase the country's potential growth rate.5 percent to P3. Jollibee opened a total of 93 new stores led by Yonghe King in China with 70 stores and Jollibee Vietnam with 11. MoneyGram is set to expand its presence in the country to address the growing remittance market in the Philippines. and in key markets around the world.. a grant in aid program for the Philippines for 2011-2013.” “The Philippines is currently in a very happy situation characterized by low inflation. India.

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BROWN ALCO ARANETA PROP AYALA LAND BELLE CORP.03 0.810.per share **PSR .793.57 17.50 50.17 -0.31 2.00 66.02 PS P0.4 13.200 225.00 4.000 EEI CORP.316.97 22.700 887.88 37 9.7 11.00 0.106 254.000 9.8 54.510 1.95 1.3 5.36 93.56 1.50 32.92 3.6 17.480 133.000 200 321.447.66 2.5 2.8 49.000 4.5 0.62 21.273.84 2.9 13.7 11.00 10.50 217.9 2.51 2. **** **** ELECTRICITY.95 0.6 0.952 168.68 1.81 BANKARD 1.580 234.466.000 REPUBLIC CEMENT 1.94 IP E-GAME 1.00 1.380 1.09 1.000 5.240 258.24 0.184 0. 4.65 1.1 5.577.000 6.00 0.450 62.15 PS P1.65 5.66 -5.290 74.9 2.37 8.35 23.8 12.00 0.2 2.23 2.016 12.8 0.00 2.000 598.400 7.862.561.7 4.12 0.380 1.8 0.17 13.432.40 11.85 62.7 9.58 6.5 33.02 26.75 1.000 124.000 500 553.4 0.00 0.930 2.00 41.617.800 8.88 0.53 2 1.00 INFORMATION CAPITAL TECHNOLOGY 0.49 699 1.18 1.94 0.97 0.8 1. INFRASTRUCTURE **** CONSTRUCTION.1 8.00 18.040 71.095 226.6 0.1 8.831.59) **** HOLDING FIRMS **** 0.920 11.480.50 280 21.78 30 30 30 30 30 SAN MIGUEL CORP. A 1.8 10 1. 1.00 ANGLO-PHIL HLDG 1.72 1.22 1.900 206.0095 4.9 3.766.43 26.131 0.29 5.68 1.00 13.547.31 3.000 271.00 0.5 1.15 27.52 7.75 0.5 64 64 63.2% DAX 7.412.888.65 35.14 8.7 4.17 51.080.900 96.86 11.86 0.886.21 2 2 2.000 TKC STEEL 1.65 1.75 0.722 749.9 2.00 1.00 F&J PRINCE A 1.89 37.2 6.00 0.697.626 100.534.04 1.00 1 14.31 28.00 1.275 4.50 19.38 6.44 9.500 330.35 0.63 5.00 29.57) pARIS 0.181.02 0.3 1 1.453.00 1.85 2.8 4.49 33 175 0.1 1.000 2.000 4.8 2.018 0.910 10.294.58 0.9 4.57 692 2.056 0.17 6.00 0.52 March 22.72 1.7 148.6 4.903.496.000 69.00 1.35 75.85 0.81 17. INC.167.11 16.39 16.65 0.65 7.00 -0.8 13.89 2.01% FTSE 5.061.56 -5.per share (special) **DRPA .475 DMCI HOLDINGS.15 414 53.835.530 4.3 2.8 1. 10.15 0.3 5.000 300 268.57 3.006 0.14 0.227 0.81 0.718.71 9.000 2.69 5.58 67.48 1. 1.02 10.91 3.000 2.93 0.750.64 -4025.07 2.400 166.76 1.81 49.43 28.610 693.00 0.92 3.per day per share .99 14 0.032.2 17.45 23.10 LOPEZ HLDGS.7 2.41 1.583.285 0.85 1.000 468.00 ASIA AMALGAMATED 1.323.29 19.12 (-1.059.54 1.719.6 1.00 0.84 36.00 0.49 7.06 1.4 0.267.16 28 4.00 0.63 3.868.000 5.31 1.81 32.00 AYALA CORP 50.14 2.11 3.6 21.dividend rate per annum **STA .05 ALSONS CONS 1. 1.36 LMG CHEMICALS CORPORATION 5.45 2.73 1.48 0.815 427.860 1.625.91 14 0.016 13.2 PEPSI-COLA 0.8 473 88.640 1.110 37.99 414.12 17. CEBU HLDG.42 -0.00 ALCORN GOLD 0.14 114 114 115 113 113 SWIFT 1.28 2.7 5.3 4.93 0.01 4.33 9.001 30.350 28.subject to approval **PDPS.00 1.25 5.00 1.4 6.5 42 148.88 36.000 11.3 5.90 -2.67 9.7 4.000 107.01 -0. 3.14 0.650 301.076.45 0.77 (-2.00 1.27 30.00 1.000 21.04 2.25 -9.00 TAIpEI 1.00 -11.0% W Index 8.898 NEW YORK 0.00 SINOPHIL 1.00 SEAFRONT RES.5 1.000 2.9 4.00 1.01 -0.6 32.84 1.8 1.to be announced **PSS .169 1.51 2.720 7.000 5.360.76 14.1 3.00 1.2% Hang Seng 20.3 1.3 1.00 10.650 425.061 1.54 2.45 11. VIVANT CORPORATION DFNN INC.41 0.06 -0.39 0.67 1.14 2.2 24.883 411.00 0.589.2 -0.043.28 4.000 36.000 1.35 2.00 2010 EPS 3.70 -7.73 5.42 0.7 4.099 9 2.000 1.57 3.310 281.224 METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST CO.75 1.58 0.2 53.242.1 9.2 2.00 -0.15 4.00 11.900 130.53 16.061 1.124.6 147 100.000 27.36 3.180.00 0.275 4.95 0.00 0. NATL BANK PHILTRUST PSBANK RCBC SECURITY BANK UNION BANK PAR VALUE 10.061 0.59 8.00 -0.00 UNIOIL HLDG.74 0.430 33.5 73.47 -0. INC.32 2.434.000 11.300 1.03 4.000 44.800.01 20.31 1.31 2.517.00 SM INVESTMENTS 10.34 0.76 13.009 0.12 9.4 0.130 9.51 0.2 260.061 0.13 0.300 57.310.67 2.12 16.85 14.32 1.00 1.28 0.5 1.25 0.8 0.13 11.43 32.250 7.7 0. STA.730 150.588 PLDT ENERGY 1.55 18.300 18.35 3.7 11.9 0.78 PLDT 5.00 ABOITIZ 1.79 15.08 -4.5 2.13 1.97 4.16 0.58) SEOUL 0.174 0.37 633 1.690 90.5 1.45 MANILA WATER 1.51 2.66 14.32 0.0002 0.0003 0.62 TRANS-ASIA 1.5 7.026.5 101 HIGH 66.96 0.5 7.00 FILINVEST DEV.87 17.4 0.78 0.007 0.000 13.174 0.82 0.00 1.8 1.97 805.43 -8.56 14.2 118 118 117 117 PANCAKE 1.01 27.927 96.88 51.94 1.10 1.520 PLDT COMPANY "Common" 203 31.3 1.083.36 32.02 2.470 17.9 0.320 247.419.690 3.100 243.57 0.95 2.92 9. CEBU PROPERTY A CEBU PROPERTY B CENTURY PROP CITY & LAND CITYLAND DEVT.9 4.145 0.22 0.916.89 5.27 -151.72 1.9 2.36 LR PSB MBT TA CASH CASH CASH CASH P0.174 0.602 METRO PACIFIC INVESTMENTS CORP 49.40) **** CHEMICALS **** 1.69 5.55 470 87.000 850.42 12.68 1.95 0.200 529.000 2.5 2.56 0.33 0.87 4.594 2.68 2.99 9.28 1.14 620.971. 1.6 82 41.1 62.38 11.74 0.97 14 0.12 0.3 1.8 8.00 0.5 2.52 (5.171 1.076.59 0.290 59.69 5.5 0.22 5.32 14.00 0.60 2.33 -63.33 38.652 63.375 20. 2.1 2.00 212.230 27.350 3.485.78 1.94 (78.05 62.61 1.4% Dow Jones 13.500 17.4 0.33 2.25 0.78 30.53 2.000 7.36 15.50 -3600.339.185.952.54 7.357.300 43.77 2.072 12.01 1.6 23.5 7.600 782.28 17.B-4 MARCH 22.000 49.711 0. 1.72 2.85 4.0002 -0.26 6.47 0.15 62.6 6.000 4.132 1.00 SOLID GROUP 1.260 168.270. 2012 closings LONDON 0.98 2.184.69 5.9 3. MEGAWORLD CORPORATION 181.98 0.00 1.00 1.400 38.72 11.62 77.000 14.000 89.25 6. ENERGY.82 Asia-Pacific **** ELECTRICITY.76 2.89 2.25 8.99 0.15 5.29 6.583.000 2.207.95 **** HOLDING FIRMS **** ABACUS A 1.150 2.17 0.81 0.27 6.62 (-45.4 540 28.93 2.67 5.000 614.8 11.98 34 1.42) **** CONSTRUCTION.59 260.02 0.89 2.45 23.000 **** **** DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIALS ****DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIALS **** ALPHALAND 1.165 0.11 0.618.019 13.50 -46.52 0.07 88.95 0. 1.77 9.98 0.36 2.71) MANILA 0.146.03 5.12 61 144 5.38 17.9 33.378 4.798 14.95 1.72 2.52 4.050 977.1 29 35.5 CHIPS 1.47 1.62 1.07 21.51 62.226 0.24 28.1 2.00 10. 1.1 -0.04% KLCI 1.22 5.192.01 0.58 14.016 13 2.09 1.25 26.64 3.13 0.85 -5.02 1.049 1.74 22.00 16.00 0.134.18 3.2 55 102.590 19.18 59.280 20.335.50 N/A -4.7 14.110 4.21 0.8 473 90 126 72.475 0.00 10.00 MABUHAY HLDG.92 11.000 353.201 1.56 2.68 1.060.00 1.31 VIVANT 1.64 3.00 67.17 0.000 60.04 0.59 0.6 0.6 12.56 (44.22 3.9 4.9 0.7 1.557.37 2.63 22.270 175.37 633 1.1 2.695 357.75 1.80 6.380 19.48 2.980 842.2 1.420 4.229 4.17 1.46) **** OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION **** FINANCIAL INSTITUTION **** **** OTHER 1.92 13.187 0.410 15.00 0.1% CAC-40 3.98 4.606.per share (regular) **POS .354 2.09 0.99 0.52 9.22 0.50 0 0 5.15 431 56.00 66.28 1.63 1.22 6.131 0. 2012 PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE 52 Weeks HIGH LOW 70 76.3 32.35 23.7 1.2 1.076 5.82 VOLUME VALUE PE RATIO 19.93 29.57 3.08 5.25 55.27 -6.3 6.25 5.9 3.54 2.000 1.25 29.840 64.3 2.24 1.00 10.31 13.27 12.901.18 4.66 5.36 4.65 0.192 22.000 11.05 -0.95 63.15 5.00 MINERALES IND 1.22 4.110 106.00 WELLEX INDUS 1.88 0.99 412.470 46.947.871.5 0.61 4 0.00 0.62 3.00 PS P0. INFRASTRUCTURE & ALLIED SERVICES **** & ALLIED SERVICES **** AGP INDUSTRIAL 1.95 0.57 51.000 100.45 77 58 0.35 1.3 0.82 1.89 36.00 0.59 3.015 42.07 -0.5 10.22 0.15 1.14 -0.100 20.9 2.14 0.65 -11.5 17.000 2.270 28.00 1.000 22.38 2.00 0.96 0.217.88 11.55 2.04 -300.127.960 70.430 2.01 ALLIANCE GLOBAL 1.72 1.032 221.9 0. INC.000 562.017 0.41 2.72 2.000 970.000 63.06 0.000 147.5 470 87.11 -0.835.03 0.086 0.63 1.56 3.44 0.15 0.7 105.61 1.10 17.54 10 10.1 2.61 3.00 ANSCOR 1.300.69 90.380 53.09 5 5 5 4.990 4.00 0.4 1.72 1.5 1.66 5.00 3.510 3.184 0.16 GREENERGY 0.6 2.6 7.6 5.00 1.66 1.600 4.696.964.82 1.1 4.94 14.00 1.4 63.9 0.12 0.00 0.663 ALLIANCE GLOBAL GROUP.660 1.2 2.572 ABOITIZ POWER CORPORATION 8.06 15.66 5.5 9.95 80 3.00 0.99 1.8 6.6 FIRST PHIL HLDG 10.2 0.320 357.310 19.6 GINEBRA JOLLIBEE 1.228 0.37 **** FOOD.32 0.000 169.6 1.50 1.100 87.15 27.04 PS 24-Feb-2012 05-Mar-2012 29-Feb-2012 27-Feb-2012 29-Feb-2012 08-Mar-2012 05-Mar-2012 01-Mar-2012 23-Mar-2012 23-Mar-2012 26-Mar-2012 27-Mar-2012 **PS .00 2.08 119.08 (40.42 0.65 8.86 1.62 40.06 17. TARLAC 10.9 0.00 0.65 0.55 22.49 400 1.06 0.65 17.12 7.25 148 102.19 -32.58 12.15 414.9% ST index 2.000 162.071.00 FORUM PACIFIC 1.194 1.6 0.000 476.000 327.12 0.01 0.64 3.170.9 9.93 25.00 1.27) Intraday 74.20 1.530 15.9 RFM CORP 1.004 0.53 1.000 VULCAN IND`L 1.93 0.066 0.99 0.8 5.17 IPVG CORP.690 206.03 2.62 21.1 0.77 1.017 INTEGRATED MICRO 1.064.50 8.00 ZEUS HOLDINGS 1.38 2.125 570.26 775 28.488.40 4.497.039.000 31.700 HOLCIM 1.25 1.00 3.9 2.65 -16.00 0.12 4.09 0.99 30.34 6.846.97 21.33 1.01 1.00 40.51 0.15 27.00 6.970 2.35 1.4 15.

1 3 0.550 112.5 960 5.172.635.900 3.100 1. Moreover.00 0.698.86 35.600 93.42 PACIFIC ONLINE 1.6 1.58 16.8 48. notably agriculture.85 8.0006 2.58 2.88 PAXYS 1.058 0.51 48.139.627.33 -34. This failure.066 26 5.13 1.16 1. however.300.09 1.5 **** OIL **** **** PREFERRED **** 1.5 0.01 1.5 12.518. DEPOSIT RECEIPTS.69 -257.21 4.57 32. March 23.900.625 656.2 6.46 1.98 22 0.12 12.030.370.34 0.5 12.57 0.111.732.71 1. said that improved productivity is essential for the Philippines to compete with low-cost neighboring economies.00 0.820 753.520.01 0.02 5.850 6.77 45.03 0.161.5 3.006 0.688.94 1.7 16.000 4.5 11.000 387.” the WTO pointed out.33 0.08 29.44 323.64 0.52 1.00 0.060.9 1 4.1 9. “It is also hoped that the government's recently launched public-private partnerships initiative will encourage investment in major infrastructure projects.843. which mainly takes place within export processing zones (EPZs).08 26.67 -17.893.530.72 0.98 -1166.48 0.4 7.022 0.6 0. it also scored for granting tax and incentives that are contingent on export performance and Filipino ownership in enterprises.69 5. now totaling 15 including its first bilateral free trade area agreement with Japan.047 P 1.46 -25.161.016 393.61 7.105.3 0.2 38.55 0.0007 0.361.50 1.350 115.13 22.54 -0.00 -153.01 1.000 52.274.051 1.900 1.400 200.000 153.053.6 68 INTL CONTAINER 1.57 -1925.00 0. 2012 OPEN 16.325 0.630 68.465.00 -1.145.77 45. it adds pressure on the budget deficit and discourages efficiency.833.945 29.688.750.000 2.62 WARRANTS.000 400 685. OF UNCHANGED: 39 NO.00 2.024 6.14 21 20.000 360.614.8 8.5 13 0.29 7.810 8.081 6.760 35.43 1.81 1.00004 0.55 7. has continued to pursue a policy of negotiating regional trade agreements (RTAs).54 2.72 1.1 8.400 33.55 1.92 18.87 14.43 -2328.62 10.4 0.975 5. fisheries.81 0.000 VALUE 44.” the report added.337.08 0.7 0.5 22.002 0.4 0.69 2.74 25.32 0.10 -0.024 36.9 5.1 1.67 25.1 9.34 0.00 2.21 1.00 2010 EPS 0.100.00 760 6 3.950 146.71 8. The Philippines. however.08 0.038.875.766.47 -0.00 -0.19 22.15 18.076.32 161.36 3.445 0. 1.098.558 P 6.00 -0.55 0.000 3.00 1.702.674.000 1.12 3.Business PHILIPPINE STOCK EXCHANGE MARCH 22.4 248 0. PHIL.00 0.08 28.55 7.911. -PRYCE CORP.92 4.4 **** EDUCATION **** 10.03 3. the WTO said.00 1.97 20. the Philippines' tariff was simplified and now comprises 8.000 800 2.063.074 0.00 54.56 4.7 2.852.357.261.6 8. On the country’s role in ASEAN.50 18.874.100 297.03 7.200 79.738.417.10 GRAND PLAZA 10.6 0.1 62.78 68.21 3.68 0.01 -0.024 36.5 11.1 0.2 62.29 0.7 0.55 1. the tariff remains the main policy instrument.085 0.3086 COMPANIES UNDER SUSPENSION BY THE EXCHANGE AS OF MARCH 22.00 0.62 4.8 8 20.12 14.000 540.8 0.82 4.34 11. and a surplus in its external account in part due to high remittances inflows (about 10% of GDP).02 3.200 31.415.69 PAL HOLDINGS 1.05 10.100.” the report said. and a large number of services. -PRIMETOWN PROP.00 100.9 1.74 0.750 13.052 1.7 0.7 Friday.4 0.0007 0.9 1.910 PE RATIO 22.78 -14.640 90. This was contained in the 4th WTO Trade Policy Review of the Philippines conducted on March 20 to 22 this year.33 3.68 -118.00 -0.230 44.299 lines at the HS eight-digit level (compared with 10.25 0.0001 0.5 **** HOTEL & LEISURE **** ACESITE HOTEL 1.664.700 *** HOTEL & LEISURE **** -0.012 0.55 2.86 1.92 1.01 -0.79 21 3.0059 5 5 18 26.8 48.00 -0.53 70 12. improve human capital.6 68.5 12 0.500 17.8 0.990 72.82 2.005 1.7 0.5 -10.44 1.800 235.544 247.52 23.13 10.886.49 0. 2012 B-5 52 Weeks HIGH LOW 16.427. and additional steps are needed to promote more competition.25 7.201 45 8.0059 5 5 18 22.6 0.44 -800.01 10. has resulted into low foreign direct investment inflows compared with other countries in the region.830.2 14.405.02 0.095.65 25.193 44.33 N/A N/A N/A N/A Philippine Economy Performing Well – WTO By BERNIE CAHILES-MAGKILAT **** **** **** TRANSPORATION SERVICES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES **** 1.9 25. 2012 ASIA CBC DGTL EIBA EIBB FC FYN FYNB GO GOB -ASIATRUST -COSMOS -DIGITEL -EXPORT BANK -EXPORT BANK B -FIL-ESTATE CORP -FILSYN A -FILSYN B -GOTESCO LAND A -GOTESCO LAND B MAH MAHB MC MCB NXT PHC PNC TELA TELB TELC -METROALLIANCE A -METROALLIANCE B -MARSTEEL A -MARSTEEL B -NEXTSTAGE -PHILCOMSAT -PNCC -PLDT A -PLDT B -PLDT C TELD TELE TELF TELG TELH TELI TELJ TELK TELL TELM -PLDT D -PLDT E -PLDT F -PLDT G -PLDT H -PLDT I -PLDT J -PLDT K -PLDT L -PLDT M TELN TELO TELP TELQ TELR TELS TELT TELU TELV TELW -PLDT N -PLDT O -PLDT P -PLDT Q -PLDT R -PLDT S -PLDT T -PLDT U -PLDT V -PLDT W TELX TELY TELZ TLAA TLBB TLCC TLDD TLEE MED PCP -PLDT X PMT -PLDT Y PPC -PLDT Z PTT -PLDT AA STN -PLDT BB UW -PLDT CC VMC -PLDT DD TLFF -PLDT EE -MEDCO HLDG.04 3.700 1.01 -0.00 PHIL.3 11.732.750 241.192.00 PREMIEREHORIZON 0.4 12 0.05 20 ICTVI 1.8 7.00 -0.00 -0.129.007 1.00005 1.02 6 1.00 **** EDUCATION **** CENTRO ESCOLAR FAR EASTERN U IPEOPLE 1.72 3.6 0.1 242 0.95 26 25.00 15.333.55 2.4 8.300.75 9. particularly manufacturing.92 18.150 2.05 1.53 65.36 3.5 23.00 1.02 -0.0059 5 4.53 1.033 7.278.499. DEPOSIT RECEIPT.1 9. While the WTO praised the Philippines economic progress over the past six year period.175.8 30. RACING 1.590 16.88 20.03 3.900.68 0.34 1. **** WARRANTS.01 1. ETC.00 1.700 5.025 6.32 P 952.000 700 1.67 N/A 17.973 114.300 600 1.49 3.580 167.148 0. OF DECLINES: 89 NO.7 0.00 0.440.612.277.18 0.500 95.0083 21.021 0. OF ADVANCES: 85 NO.00 24.1 9.35 34 2.55 2.194 45 8.63 3.455 0.130 160.15 28.12 -210.2 1.52 3.91 1.011 0.073 0.98 3.38 0.03 2.900 51. The WTO noted that during 2005-2011.147.33 0.032 0.61 10 950 5. This makes the Philippines the world's 37th largest exporter and the 29th importer of goods in 2010.4 13.82 1.79 14. The WTO.18 26.9 18.736.57 0 PREV CLOSE 16.46 1.024 36.0007 0.26 STOCKS PHILWEB TOUCH SOLUTIONS PAR VALUE 1.42 18.88 2GO GROUP CEBU AIR.82 4.013 5.14 1.29 P 1.5 0.5 26 25.335 0.450. Change Volume Value SECTORIAL SUMMARY FINANCIALS INDUSTRIALS HOLDING FIRMS PROPERTY SERVICES MINING AND OIL PSEI ALL SHARES SME GRAND TOTAL 1.5 1.49 12.7 5.39 1. ETC.75 4.17 32.0059 5.94 1.21 1.72 4.700 5.05 4.043.59 1.5 40.95 25.93 1170.14 3.000 37.000 1.22 25.564.01 0.15 63.00 -2000. and reform state-owned institutions.900.010.3 P 1.490 18.03 2 2.937 1.016.3 63 2.23 0.985 15.45 11.000 600 351.68 EASYCALL 1.490.4 0.55 0.8 5.61 1. Greater trade diversification would help the Philippines.4 2.7 4.92 18.008 2.57 7.56 10.5 VOLUME 2.50 0. The report.460 465.18 0.00 990 44 27.06 -0.00 -30.749.041.25 10 0.8 48 0.00 4000.63 3.95 252 0.276. both unilaterally and through ASEAN.840 4.50 570.00 -0.15 4.72 0.00 19.890.031 15.2 1.54 JTH DAVIES 0. INC.023 6.590.077 0.00 0.3 1.00 -38.700 4.415.076 28.000 113. WTO cited the Philippines commitment to the deepening of economic integration among members. OF TRADED ISSUES: 213 FOREIGN BUYING R2.45 1.0035 3.05 20.000.41 1.417.076 28.173.696.08 5.4 247 0.863 289. the Philippines maintains its overall policy of ensuring that key sectors are effectively controlled by Filipinos and remain restricted for foreign investors.00 11. no concrete changes are foreseen to open up these sectors to foreign investment.900 297.021 0.679.34 0.56 0.000 13.1 5 18.00 0.912.5 960 5.023 0.100 25.67 86.84 PUREGOLD 1.04 1.856 939.405.5 0.680.00 1210.01 -0.6 0.5 20 12.95 0.46 -38.943.0006 0.61 10 950 5.021 0.64 0.95 62.6 68.01 -0.15 243.35 0.080 51.34 0.45 11.18 3. “Measures have been taken over the review period to improve the business environment but there remains considerable scope for improvement.77 44.060 29.531. “The Philippines' outwardorientation makes it vulnerable to external shocks but has also contributed to the resilience of the economy in adapting to challenges.19 62.5 248 0.811.724.459.053 1.53 0.052 1.55 1.00 2.00 -0.7 0.000 43.54 9. While the government has expressed concern. eliminate limitations on foreign investment.190 5.6 0.49 1.00 -0.951.000 19.86 1.804.6 20 0.735.900 67.420.86 20.88 20.029 0.2 0.23 1.00 0.198 30 8.044 123. where substantial fiscal incentives are offered.050.72 0.” it said.12 3.3 11.5 0.01 3 14.982.000 209.2 0.000 1.549 207.06 24 26 25. it ranked 27th among exporters and 36th among importers.62 FOREIGN SELLING R2.887.10 -0.88 1.33 15.676. .11 0. 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PHIL.00 -0.025 6.6 0.71 LOW CLOSE 16.34 11.053 1.328.54 9.650.03 0.3 0.00 8.23 0.424.5 11.00 0.9 0.0059 5 5 18.688 in 2004).63 0.25 WATERFRONT 1.98 1.00 -2171. since it relies heavily on manufactured products (85% of exports and 67% of imports).852 4.0007 0.191.89 HIGH 16.9 1.020 1.196 44.00 LEISURE MANILA JOCKEY 1.924.01 1.55 1.45 68.6 10 950 5. -VICTORIAS -PLDT FF The World Trade Organization has cited the Philippine economy for performing well since its last review in 2005 largely because of its open trade policy. -PICOP RES.45 12.266.14 -960.15 20.023 0.00004 0.640 68.946.560 60. moderate inflation (5% on average during the period).5 25.1 9.100 496.55 9.700 1. Foreign investment is encouraged in some sectors.077 0.1 0.84 458.275.00 15.12 1.00 1.024 6.


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(Cont’d from page 11) CINCO. with each one of them shown as if getting some instruction from the President. the President in casual attire and in a lighter mood. We noted none of those appeared in the documentary. has withdrawn its case against the Philippines. Pulse Asia adds. the Philippine International Airport Terminal Corporation (PIATCO). before the creation of CAAP . *** Philippine Azkals’ Phil Younghusband is named one of Asia’s top strikers. It now flies to Korea. aside from its fleet of A320s. Filipinas Eugene Domingo of “The Woman in The Septic Tank” and Shamaine Buencamino of “Nino” win the Peoples Choice Awards for Favorite Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Speed and wind up trial. with all that brief but formal ceremony. and Undersecretary Abigail Valte – go about their functions. Mysteriously. how does the Cabinet meeting hall look like? The above situation would have enlightened the average Filipino TV viewer of a scene that he only sees in newspaper photos.” The Fraport case is now pending before the International Court for the Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID). Manny as long as you won’t fight just for the money. posing in a semiside view angle that focused on his apparently skinny body frame. we were watching a President who wore the same tightfitting barong Filipino all throughout the one-hour episode. Boeing and Airbus? Although PAL operates the old reliable B-747. Sadly. a bit blooded.. Is it possible that our airlines decision which manufacturer to patronize could also affect the Americans’ or the Europeans’ decision to speed up granting us back the Category 1 status we used to enjoy? LOBO. talking to Palace household staff. (Cont’d from page 11) presentation. any place in Malacañang where the President normally does these functions) or the Chief Executive in his study table pouring over documents. the documentary did not show even one. *** Defense lawyers say they would go ahead with the presentation of the asset declarations of other public officials to prove that Chief Justice Renato Corona did not violate the Constitution as alleged by the prosecution. 2012 MERCENE. Many. it is now re-fleeting with several types of Airbus.. Or a scene of the President receiving in a courtesy call foreign businessmen. He-he! *** A Manila-Bulletin-DZXL alliance is firmed up by Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) Vice President for AM Operations Charley Canoy and Manila Bulletin Vice President for Advertising Melito Salazar Jr. The public-judges have their own verdict. whose direct flight from Amsterdam to Manila was also terminated early this year.. Call it the hanap-damay strategy. Let us not forget that Germany is still smarting from the ongoing claim by Fraport AG to be paid separately for its contribution to the construction of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport 3 (NAIA 3). Also conspicuously missing from the scene is a typical Cabinet meeting. yes. Yes to strong media alliance for a well-informed public. (Cont’d from page 11) which were allowed under the nowdefunct Air Transportation Office (ATO). after agreeing to be paid “just compensation. Okay. add this observation to ate impeachment trial. Chief Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda. industrialists. *** But 43 percent cannot categorically say whether the chief magistrate is guilty or not. If his luck continues. Likewise. at the Sixth Asian Film Award (AFA) in Hongkong. Undecided still open to both prosecution and defense. Topnotch Pinays. wins the Golden Boot Award. Even worse. or risk invalidating their travel insurance. none of those were shown.. congrats!. Could the Philippines be another collateral damage in the stiff competition between the two giant aircraft manufacturers. An irrelevant portion was some 10 minutes of replay of a young Noynoy.. would Angel Locsin marry a young husband? *** Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao says he is not yet hanging up his gloves but may still have three fights pa. Similarly. Eow! *** the package of audience disappointment: Weeks before the documentary hit the TV screen were thrillers that mentioned showing “Malacañang’s secret chambers”! “Where were they?” they asked in dismay. .. Cebu Pacific is also acquiring four A330. Those segments may be tagged as run-of-the-mill but they are what most of TV viewers nationwide want to see.B-9 Friday. It has also warned their citizens not to patronize Philippine carriers. except KLM. no Philippineregistered airplanes fly out of the European Union (EU). which had blacklisted Philippine carriers from operating in EU skies. Its partner. But not one of them was shown. All of them have ceased flying directly from Europe to the Philippines. after being grazed by a bullet fired by some rebellious and renegade soldiers while being driven in a vehicle near Malacanang in 1987. of the European carriers have been fretting about this tax. respectively. And.. the producers missed including proverbial endearing scenes like. Instead. On the other hand. says Pulse Asia. From the title of the documentary projects – “Inside Malacañang” viewers expected to see how the Chief Executive and “his work horses” – Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa. at a ceremonial hall in the Palace.. if not all. and want it abolished. he was doing the talking while apparently seated. such as the A320 and A330. Another problem requiring a political solution is the issue of many European airlines complaining about the Common Carrier’s Tax (CCT) levied on them by the Philippine government. is there a pre-arranged seating arrangement of the members. a human-interest segment would have been a film clip of a foreign diplomat or an ambassador presenting his credentials to the President. which connects to Manila. March 23. A few minutes of it would have satisfied the viewers’ curiosity: How a Cabinet meeting is conducted. or investors in his study (or.

the official said. The EU scheme has been widely criticized by the aviation industry. and the batteries will provide all the electricity it needs. Ltd. The Indian government is awaiting formal approval from several ministries to implement the order to airlines. It said it would own the majority of Cargotec Marine. The company says 90 percent of the DHL volume that enters the US is handled by the hub. Ky. but that is a possibility if the dispute escalates. India does not yet plan to ask airlines to cancel Airbus purchases. we are not bleeding as they are.The hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace ed as a project to reduce CO2 emissions from ocean-going sonic Group and MOL-with lithium-ion vessels. The Emerald Ace will be equipped sulting in zero emissions at the pier. which would remain consolidated within the group. The "Solar Hybrid" logo is painted with a hybrid electric power supply system that combines a 160kW solar on the sides of the vessel near the generation system-jointly developed stern to identify its hybrid system and by MHI. with a significant share of the orders coming from European suppliers. board while berthed. Cargotec Marine is one of Cargotec's three reporting segments and makes loading equipment including electrical cranes and hatch covers for maritime transportation and offshore industries. ''If (the regulation) is too costly. (AP) – Officials from DHL Express and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will join local officials at the airport in Hebron. but declined to comment on its impact on plane purchases.'' President Director Emirsyah Satar told Reuters. and earned MOL a subsidy batteries that can store some 2. March 23. There is a chance that the government may decide to use these large aircraft orders as a negotiating tool. which disrupted the flight schedules of many European airlines. which it expects soon. Conventional power genfrastructure. Slated for delivery in June 2012.2MWh from Japan's Ministry of Land. we could be forced to close our European routes.'' the government official said. said India was in the midst of a huge increase in the size of both its civilian and defence fleets. to break ground for an expansion of DHL's Americas hub facility there. Amber Dubey. 'Are you (the EU) provoking the world into a trade war?'' the official said. Lines.. as opposed to just the part covering European airspace. the Indian official said. MOL Launches Hybrid Car Carrier By EDU LOPEZ M i t s u i O. Ky. Thai Airways President Piyasvasti Amranand said the state-controlled airline also opposed the EU law. designed to generate zero emissions while berthed.75 million) a year starting 2013. director for aviation at global consultancy KPMG.'' Dubey said. We have the power of the economy.5-$9. The vessel's hybrid system rep. K . a senior official said. (MOL) has launched the hybrid car carrier Emerald Ace at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. DHL says it is investing $47 million to expand the hub and will create 280 new jobs at a 193. The Emerald Ace. reannounced in September 2009. the concept for the be completely shut down when the next-generation car carrier that MOL ship is in berth. Kobe shipyard. the official said on Monday. was designat. Transport and Tourism eration systems use diesel-powered generators to supply electricity on (MLIT) in 2009. told Reuters that India would soon ask local airlines not to share emissions data with the bloc or buy any carbon credits. ''The EU-ETS issue is escalating fears of a trade war between the EU and the rest of the world.000-square-foot sort facility in the next 14 months. India would make similar moves and consider charging an ''unreasonable'' amount for flying over India. making fast-growing India a crucial growth market. ''The questions is. B-10 FRIDAY. the Emerald Ace will be the world's first newly delivered hybrid car carrier electricity will be generated by the and begin test operations of its hybrid solar power generation system while the vessel is under way and stored in power system. and on Tuesday Indonesia's state-owned airline Garuda said it might stop flying to Amsterdam in response.its use of renewable energy.'' India this month inadvertently delayed approval of some European summer schedules by a day. DHL Expanding Its US Hub HEBRON. It has orders for more than 250 planes with IndiGo. Energy Company of Pana. . on the Emerald Ace. However.'' Piyasvasti said. But Europe's highest court ruled in December that the EU law did not breach international agreements. Beijing has also suspended the purchase of $14 billion worth of planes for Europe's Airbus due to the dispute. Go Air and Kingfisher Airlines. China in February said its airlines were barred from participating in the scheme unless they get government approval to do so. S .the lithium-ion batteries.of electricity. ''I do agree with the idea of reducing carbon emissions but the way EU has come up with the calculation for making airlines pay is something we feel is unfair. with direct knowledge of talks between the EU and other countries on the issue. In. ''We have lots of measures to take if the EU does not go back on its demands. the firm said. If the European Commission retaliated by suspending Indian airlines from flying to Europe. 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Before that. you’re thirteen.Fashion Friday. Your lips might curl in disdain. So. or easy. your wardrobe consists of cotton T-shirts and Bermuda shorts. In essence. But don’t think of this as another tired sequel in the innerwear-as-outerwear saga. Except now you know what you’re doing. If you don’t know what that means. Your parents think. Bra tops are in great demand for the balmy season.” this asymmetrical wonder presents you with the perfect opportunity to play hideand-seek with your legs. this silhouette for dresses.” But every time you see Britney on MTV. you just long to be her. 2012 C-3 Sexy-Chic HAUTE OFF THE PRESS STEPHANIE CASTILLO ll hell breaks loose when a girl hits teendom. baby. Jil Sander does sleek mesh midi dresses in brights and whites. Mom has become Public Enemy No. if you’re of age. but technically. March 23. whether sheer or printed or both at once. take advantage of the fact with this sexy trend watch for Summer 2012. it’s just too much information. which incorporate sheer cut-outs in a medley of mixed prints and color blocking. and you want to dress like Britney Spears. But I couldn’t leave them off the list because they’re the epitome of summer-friendly. aquatic Versace. There’s just a little extra cheekiness because they reveal a slice of skin where we usually cinch our belts. to command seduction—but its signature perforations. in fact. because that’s exactly what you’re thinking when you see today’s tweens in their tight. straight) shorts. But the real standouts are the floaty frocks. and you know that while the first demeans you. Cut-outs. trousers. And don’t forget to oil up your gams. there’s fabric covering all that flesh. (She obviously does. So unsheath your midriff this summer—but keep it classy. it’s all long. just think of a top with cut-out shoulders. bare some skin this summer! (And if you’re not sure. But toss those visions of hiphop booty dancers aside. belly out and legs flashing. where your barkada can admire them—all without your mom noticing. or an LBD its sides scooped out—then imagine sheer fabric in the place of those gaps. In other words. “Oh baby. Your parents think it’s pretty cute. They’re the whole point of this exercise. with the door locked. you should only be showing a two to three-inch strip of torso right below the bra line. Sheer Underlay. sheer fabric. and tops features a short hemline in the front and a longer one in the back. and mesh. animal prints ala Just Cavalli. Ideally. You think of cleavage as something your mom has—when she’s going out to dinner with your dad. As its illustrative (albeit not very pretty) name suggests. I don’t know about you. but I’m always down for empowerment through fashion. remember three things: cut-outs. You just can’t wait for the day when you can wear LBDs and stilettos and red lipstick. not lingerie. You play with Mom’s makeup in the master bathroom. with fearsome indignation). and you find that the tables have somewhat turned. but that used to be YOU. after all. which reveal the skin beneath. or straight (not tight. you get bonus coverage—which rules out all that strategic miniskirt training for getting into a car or picking up something you’ve dropped. (New York Times file photos) . You know it was inappropriate. and athletic Helmut Lang for reference. 1. but at the same time. you reflect on your desire to dress sexy at a time when you could more or less be called a “kid. You tie up your shirts and you practice the “Baby One More Time” routine in front of your mirror. please ask your mom). Especially since they continue to enjoy popularity with a brand-new twist.” and you realize how inappropriate it was to even try. pigtails and plaits. This asymmetrical wonder presents you with the perfect opportunity to play hide-and-seek with your legs. wI can already see some of you reeling at the mere mention. Then suddenly. Alexander Wang opts for mesh overlay for almost everything. sporty. And then you grow up. Can you say awkward? But like I said. scorning the mini mom-jeans your mother hands you in the dressing room. tiny outfits. and Vera Wang makes mesh virtually unrecognizable in bodacious peplum tops. You try on low-slung pants ala Christina Aguilera. without your dad taking one look at you and sending you back to your room to change. whether midi skirts.” you lip sync (with feeling!) as your stomach pokes out in utter defiance. Peek-a-Boo Body When towing the line between classy and sassy. High-Low Leg Show “Mullet cut” is a big buzzword for this season. the great thing about Unsheath your midriff this summer but keep it classy these clothes is that you’re showing skin. For summer. these short. We’ll go through these one by one. You see high heels as a rite of passage—something that you will one day earn the right to wear (but not yet). with age comes privilege—and that includes the license to dress sexy. Cropped shirts and bra tops ooze sophistication with high-waist bottoms. you rebel. but in the rear. It’s a decade later. And that’s how you strike a balance. In front. and so fun.) Also called “high-low. You get creative. Again. The hot months are the most permissive season for skin-show. Your belly button should never be seen—it’ll pass when you’re at the beach. the other empowers you. too Google the summer showings of gypsy-like Dolce & Gabbana. As far as your fashion sense is concerned. but at the same time. The skirts are also a must-have: you can pair them with tucked tops or let the shirts spill over and anchor your waist with a belt. I expect that cut-outs are nothing new to the average style spectator. immaculate white ala Gianfranco Ferre. but for a cosmopolitan setting. but you know that’s about as far as you can push it. Your best peg? Quirky sundresses by Kenzo and Stella McCartney. You’re flaunting some serious skin. Try them in juicy citrus shades ala DKNY. highlighting the midriffs of the young and hip—or anyone who’s toned. goodbye unwitting panty-flash! A mullet cut tunic would make an ideal cover-up for summer. too. which seem to have built-in wind effect when you walk. In your room. (I’ll give you a second to think about mullets. It’s almost too tame. fitted blouses and sporty bandeaus are legit tops. skirts. guarantee a touch of flirtatiousness. The Bare Midriff Think Sue Lyon or Dominique Swain in their respective adaptations of Lolita. when you have every right to wear more revealing things. “Hell no. A Flaunt some serious skin. because the new mesh is fresh. little sundresses and maryjane shoes. You devise ways to sneak shorter skirts and lower necklines into your closet— and wear them to the mall. you’re keeping it under wraps. By now. keep it under wraps. You can distinguish the line between downright vulgar and sexychic. lush limbs and burnished skin.


Pink and the late Whitney Houston were all rumored to join the show as possible replacements for Scherzinger and Abdul but it was Britney Spears who seems to be joining the judge’s seat come season two. who was axed from the reality show with judge Nicole Scherzinger in January.” a source told New York Post. . Cowell Eyes Kiebler By KAYE VILLAGOMEZ F ilipino-Irish “Glee” star Darren Criss reportedly turned down a hosting gig for season 2 of the US version of “The X Factor.” Cowell said of 30-year-old Spears. The fact that she’s one of the most talked about – not just pop stars but people – in the world today.mlabulletin@gmail. Janet Jackson.” Sources from E! Online claimed that TV’s biggest 2011 discovery had to beg off because of prior commitments.ENTERTAINMENT MOVIE • TV • COMICS D-1 Friday. Apart from his regular “Glee” chores. Criss just wrapped up his lead role run in Broadway’s “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and is currently shooting his movie debut via the comedy “Imogene” opposite Kristen Wiig. said The Hollywood Reporter. Patterned after Jennifer Lopez’s superstar charisma that has benefitted “American Idol.com Criss Declines ‘X Factor’ Hosting Gig. 2012 • Editor: CRISPINA MARTINEZ-BELEN • entertainment. March 23. Other online reports have now hinted that the singing contest have turned to George Clooney’s current girl Stacy Keibler to host the sing-off series following Criss’ decline. means that you’ve got this star power. “I’m fascinated by Britney. The names of Mariah Carey. Annette Bening and Matt Dillon. Cowell was reportedly into the Spears connection too much that the “Hold It Against Me” singer is about to close a $10-million contract for sitting alongside Cowell and LA Reid in the show’s panel.” “X Factor” creator and judge Simon Cowell is said to be sold on taking Brit-Brit on board. “X Factor” producers “were after Criss” to replace Steve Jones. DARREN CRISS According to the report. “She looks fantastic and has bags of charisma. Paula Abdul resigned from her post as judge in the show soon after.

Totoo ba ‘yon?” “Totoo ‘yon! Nag-dinner kami sa Eastwood ‘pagkatapos ng shoot. The film.” The statement continues to baffle her. Ta’s after no’n… dumalaw po kasi si Gerald. Gwen smiled through her gills. entrepreuers.” starring an all-Indonesian cast. And because one does not always need to be a celebrity to affect change and inspire others. Kean interjected. International Celebs Among ‘100 Amazing Filipinas’ By ROWENA JOY A.” Andi Eigenmann.” She was listed alongside Senators Miriam DefensorSantiago and Pia Cayetano.” women that are “living proof that you can achieve your dreams with a little luck and a lot of hard work. The young actress says she was chosen because “she looked sad. and congresswoman Risa Hontiveros.” NORA AUNOR LEA SALONGA ANNE CURTIS Sarah Confirms Going Out On A Friday Night Dinner Date With Gerald By JULIEN C. says she’s not sorry being an unwed mother. “Creative souls” were likewise cited in the list via the Artists category. hindi po ‘yun tsismis ha… inuulit ko. Asked why it was important to cast a Filipina in the top female role. Angel Locsin. Yusuf said the producers intend to reach a broad Asia-wide market for “The Witness. she is shown either running for her life. even writers and other such representatives of strong women who “overcome adversity” and “draw on her inner strength when the situation calls for it. The Indonesian producers came to Manila to audition local actors following an agreement with GMA Artist Center. The scenes could be terrifying. Live. KC Concepcion. a son of ’70s actress Tina Monasterio. Veteran broadcast journalists Luchi Cruz-Valdez. Maricel C Laxa-Pangilinan. Vilma Santos. Kean. color. the Feast of Saint Joseph. Salamat naman. Ai Ai de las Alas. broadcaster Mel Tiangco was recognized under Warriors for a Cause. “Sarah.’ . Lucy Torres-Gomez. but explained that Gwen’s casting was in line with the company’s move to diversify.” the Callalily front man said while handing her a red rose. we are a species that keeps moving forward. TV hosts Bianca Gonzalez. Kimberly Ryder and Agung Saga Local. as evidenced by the inclusion of a handful of female celebrities in the list of “100 Amazing Filipinas” complied by local website Female Network. the rock singer quipped. another film. who just last week admitted to wooing her. “Oh. Released on March 19. Andi Eigenmann. sinundo ka raw ng date mo tapos nag-dinner daw kayo sa Eastwood. Martin del Rosario and Joseph Marco in a forthcoming TV series. (nescuar@ yahoo. and Ruffa Gutierrez. and enjoying the journey. March 23. some also manage to make a significant difference in society. When Sarah said that she’s happy to have Kean and her “good friend” Christian on the show. was filmed 90 percent in English and 10 percent in both Bahasa and Filipino. model-racer Gaby dela Merced. songbird Regine Velasquez. prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde. or crying her heart out.com) ‘THE WITNESS’ international cast. Monique Lhuillier. Singapore. shall start rolling in both countries. Ako din ay tagahanga mo. the “passionate. Meanwhile. bracing for a movie and teleserye comeback. Cherry Pie Picache. Being groomed among the next batch of teleserye leading men. never for a moment caught with a sad GWEN ZAMORA with ‘The Witness’ director Muhammad Yusuf face. seeing new sights in new ways. “‘Yun nga. In many scenes. she says. They picked Gwen from among the auditionees. although she doesn’t want to give it much thought. and Rep. Ford Supermodel of the World 2011 winner Danica Magpantay.” For his part. and Thailand. is highly physical. Enchong Dee. I want you to know that I’m a fan. – Martha Beck ••• F I L . To provide the film a new. Superstars. after which it is set for screenings in Brunei. “Sana gano’n din ako. Trailblazers. “Thank you. At the media event. Half-Filipinos Nicole Scherzinger (of The Pussycat Dolls fame and former judge on “The X Factor USA”) and Hailee Steinfeld (who reaped acclaim for her debut performance in the film “True Grit”) are also part of the list. “The Witness” will be shown next in Indonesia. Your happiness is our happiness. survivors of illnesses. “Nag-commercial shoot po ako last Friday. Eugene Domingo. beauty queens Shamcey Supsup and Venus Raj. ‘yung nga ‘yung nabalitaan namin. ••• STAR NEWS: Derrick Monasterio has been getting the breaks in both singing and acting at GMA.D-2 Entertainment MOVIEGOER NESTOR CUARTERO Friday. “We’re very. Christine JacobSandejas. Good friend mo si Christian Bautista. The director downplayed our question regarding the marketability of Filipino actors in Indonesia. indeed. and Ces Oreña-Drilon were among the Trailblazers. Anne Curtis.” Prior to the talk about Sarah and Gerald’s date. Live. Yusuf also did not discount the possibility of co-producing with GMA a TV series set to air both in Jakarta and Manila. ••• WHY GWEN AND WHY A FILIPINA: “The Witness. and famous film extra Lilia Cuntapay. the Real Women category lauds non-celebrities who are advocates of certain causes. Sabi nga raw. nag-date daw kayo n’ung Friday.I N D O N E S I A N CONNECTION: The Indonesian partners were upbeat through it all. announcing that in May. Christian said. that it was but the start of more collaborations between Skylar Pictures and GMA Films. driven individuals who are working to better the country – and the world – one step at a time. Sarah stressed. the character played by Gwen. I hear it will star Rhian Ramos. Malaysia. Gwen says landing the lead in the Indonesian film caught her by surprise.” Sarah revealed. Kara David.” Sarah told him. Derrick. MATABUENA S arah Geronimo was put on the spot for a few minutes in her own Sunday show. 2012 More Filipino-Indonesian Movie Partnerships Lined Up The partners have just put in the can (GMA is the film’s Philippine distributor) the suspense-thriller “The Witness. KEAN CIPRIANO’s wish to work with Sarah again comes true as he becomes a one-time guest co-host in ‘Sarah G. from left: Stro Sajorno. Warriors for a Cause. or the individuals who “bring truth and innovation to the country. the list enumerates the inspiring women “who have shown… that adversity only serves to make a strong woman stronger.” after her guest cohosts Christian Bautista and Kean Cipriano asked her where she was the Friday before. Gwen says the hardest parts were the running scenes. These include actresses Nora Aunor. film director Muhammad Yusuf articulated during a media conference March 19. Hindi ‘yun intriga. About two dozen celebrities were cited in the Superstars category. and Melissa Ramsay.” the fictitious story of the murder of a Filipino family in Jakarta. Amid cheers from the audience.” Kean worked with Sarah for the first time during the promotions for the latter’s “One Heart” album last year.” the pop star confirmed. The heinous crime is witnessed by the lone survivor and family member. if also different. SANCHEZ elebrities not only entertain. Mikee CojuangcoJaworski. UST A THOUGHT: As much horror as we have always created.” which opened locally on March 21. referring to actor Gerald Anderson.” an Indonesian tune called “Before I Die. Kean expressed anew his admiration for the singer. very happy for you. in the lead role. J sings the theme of “The Witness. [sana] good friend mo [rin] si Kean Cipriano. Andi acts opposite Jessy Mendiola. Yusuf said he could see more artistic and economic collaborations between the two companies. appearing as a special guest in one of her live performances. theater actress Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo.” Also part of this illustrious category are international designers Josie Natori. “Sarah G. and Real Women. These include singer-songwriter Cynthia Alexander. for a newcomer in acting whose local credits have been limited to prettifying on TV sitcoms and a big-screen debut via “Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote” in 2010. an action-drama. fresh from her “My Kontrabida Girl” outing. Gwen Zamora of the Philippines. and international performers Lea Salonga and Charice. So impressed by the talent and professionalism of their imported lead actress.” and is divided into five categories: Artists.

School Directress. Tabor (March 22). The band’s lead vocalist Oliver Lagdameo.ph. (BA) METALCORE band David vs Goliath. ••• Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today. Alex Ongoco.000 worth of prizes. Tatak RMN and RJ 100. but we will invest on new instruments and equipment to produce better music. hosted by Grace Lee and directed by Freddie Santos. with media partners TV5. Uy.3 Easy Rock. Jackie Tolentino. 105. David vs Goliath took home P1. holds his championship trophy. Nikki Gil. drummer Amiel Avila. ••• Metalcore Band From Davao Wins Muziklaban For David vs Goliath.) via a concert featuring Basil Valdez. Also in photo are. Alex Wong. David vs Goliath performed an out. 22. JackTV. but it warms our hearts even more to know that they support MAD for positive change as well. Lim. “MAD for Music” is presented by The Ateneo Law ’88 Inc. English Teacher. Gancayco. CATEGORY D Singing Contest Champion. student of People’s Music Center. CSQC Principal. ticketnet. Tiger 22. Marivic A . For ticket inquiries. foremost of which is a partnership with Waterhope. Tita Basa. March 23. “Performing with Reg Rubio was unbelievable! Then after we were announced as winners. Philippine Star. Geneva Cruz.m.” Proceeds of the concert have been earmarked for Batch ’88’s social outreach programs. Lily Bruno-Lagasca. he even came to hug and congratulate us. Pops Fernandez. Arven S. 105.redhorsebeer. log on to www. 2ndAvenue. HRM student and drummer Amiel Avila (19). PCSO.3. Andie Babante. Gaby Concepcion and actor Geoff Eigenmann… Belated b-day greetings to Jaden Kurt S. During the finals.D. Jeffrey Hidalgo. 96.000. is now on his Level 1 for Voice Development. Marivic Alvarado.9 Radio High. LRWC. Lourdes M. Yes 101. March 23. and Mrs. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Sandra Jean P Melicor. Atty. Mrs. Business World.. Arven. Isabella Gonzales and Kuh Ledesma. Tiya Pusit. TALKtv. graphic designer and bassist Arvin Nacario (21). “Not only is it a great thrill to bring together some of our finest homegrown talents for such a landmark event. Rusty Lopez. Margarita A . the spectacle is called “MAD For Music. from left: Bassist Arvin Nacario. 2012 D-3 Basil. Condes (2nd from left) honor student from Coronado’s Sc ho ol o f Quez on C i t y . Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban was the key to opening more doors for opportunity in the music scene. Monica Casta. Universal Lift. P r o d u c e d b y A LV E v e n t s International. from left. go to Vice Mayor Danny Lacuna. to run legal mission and read-along program for an urban poor community in June.A. Category D Singing Contest in celebration of CSQS 13th Foundation Day. Raul Gerodias.1 Crossover. Fores. Oliver said.” Visit www. topnotch PR man Chris Cahilig. shared that they had several member changes just to find the right distinct sound of David vs Goliath. and brought to you by San Miguel Corporation. Showtime is 8 p. Ateneo Law Batch ’88 also plans Joining the nursing graduate vox in this climb were members Business Management student and guitarist Jules Montañez (19). DZXL. a collaborative social enterprise that teams up with NGOs and private groups to provide affordable clean drinking water to the country’s poor. and Industrial Technology graduate cum guitarist Kenneth Zamudio (21).. Rage Band.” “It’s a dream come true!” exclaims “MAD For Music” organizer and Ateneo Law Batch ’88 spokesperson Atty. Billy Crawford. Pops Headline All-Star Concert ‘MAD For Music’ performers Pops Fernandez and Basil Valdez (inset) A teneo Law Batch ’88 will launch “Make A Difference” (M. Dr. Discovery Suites and Astroplus. guitarist Kenneth Zamudio. Rizalinda G. Charo Jalandoni. De Leon.Entertainment CELEBRITY WORLD CRISPINA MARTINEZ-BELEN Friday. Coronado. guitarist Jules Montañez and vocalist Oliver Lagdameo. “We plan on dividing the prizes equally among us.com.of-this-world collaboration with Greyhoundz’ Reg Rubio. Almira D. Spirit of ’67. . Vicenta Bonnin. Flor Liam. Dely . We were like ‘Is this real?’” said Jules. The Davao based metalcore band bested over thousands of bands who auditioned to the biggest rock challenge and the other three top contenders during the Red Horse Beer Muziklaban Grand Finals. Manny Cinco.com for updates. When asked what they’ll do with their cash prize.1. To be held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on March 29. Kris Lawrence.

USA. Chris Cooper and newcomer Walter.PG13 . ANG UNANG ASWANG JOHN CARTER MY KONTRABIDA GIRL THE WITNESS JOHN CARTER HUNGER GAMES JOHN CARTER MIRROR. Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management. and this time. for a brand-new. The following schedules are provided us in advance by exhibitors. his brother Gary (Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend. You may call the theaters for confirmation. 2012 April 04. ANG UNANG ASWANG THE WITNESS MIRROR MIRROR MUPPET MOVIE s/ DR. ANG UNANG ASWANG 11:30. 2012 April 14.10:20 .4:00 THE MUPPETS 2D 12:00. SEUSS THE LORAX JOHN CARTER CORAZON. big-screen adventure in Disney’s “The Muppets. Walter. SEUSS THE LORAX CORAZON ANG UNANG ASWANG THE WITNESS April 12.8:15. 3:30. ANG UNANG ASWANG THE WITNESS THE WITNESS THE WITNESS JOHN CARTER MY KONTRABIDA GIRL RESERVED CORAZON ANG UNANG ASWANG THE WITNESS HUNGER GAMES CLOSE CLOSE CORAZON.GP HUNGER GAMES 2D 12:10. 2012 April 27. Walter. ANG UNANG ASWANG THE WITNESS THE DESCENDANTS HUNGER GAMES HUNGER GAMES In Digital THE MUPPETS 2D THE WITNESS LORAX MIRROR. the world’s biggest Muppet fan. 2:35.PG13 DR.GP THE LORAX -R13 LORAX 3 JOHN CARTER THE LORAX (3D) -R13 .PG13 THE WITNESS CORAZON. Sometimes a movie is pulled out earlier than its stipulated days of showing due to sudden change in exhibition contract or poor performance at the box-office. 2012 March 31.PG13 HUNGER GAMES 1:00. he’s teaming up with Jason Segel. HUNGER GAMES MUPPET MOVIE in 2D MIRROR MIRROR DR. 5:10. SEUSS THE LORAX JOHN CARTER CORAZON. 2012 MUPPET MOVIE in 2D CORAZON ANG UNANG ASWANG THIS MEANS WAR UNOFFICIALLY YOURS MIRROR MIRROR MY KONTRABIDA GIRL JOHN CARTER DR. MAGIC STAR MALL Tarlac City 1 MY KONTRABIDA 1 MY KONTRABIDA -PG13 VAMPIRE SUCK GIRL JOHN CARTER THE DEVIL INSIDE -PG13 -R13 CORAZON: ANG UNANG ASWANG -G -G -G 2 DR. Monique Wilson " V. 2012 THE LORAX 2D MIRROR MIRROR 6:00.Movies MOVIE SYNOPSIS Now showing across the Philippines. MIRROR CORAZON JOHN CARTER JOHN CARTER THE WITNESS MIRROR MIRROR MUPPET MOVIE CORAZON. 2012 K ermit the Frog is back on the big screen. SEUSS' THE LORAX -GP MIRROR MIRROR -GP DR. “The Muppets” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.20 March 24.19. ANG UNANG ASWANG THE WITNESS THE WITNESS KAPALIT AY LIGAYA ( DIGITAL MOVIE ) MIRROR MIRROR JOHN CARTER STANDING ROOM ONLY DIGITAL MOVIE UNOFFICIALLY YOURS EXTREMELY LOUD MY KONTRABIDA GIRL PLEASE CALL ( DIGITAL MOVIE ) MY KONTRABIDA GIRL DEVIL INSIDE JOHN CARTER Gary V. from Smalltown. 2012 March 29.GP . 4:15. Larry Faraon Odds Of Joy 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM March 24. 2:40. SEUSS THE LORAX JOHN CARTER CORAZON. SEUSS THE LORAX MIRROR MIRROR THE WITNESS JOHN CARTER CORAZON.) Mary (Adams). 2012 March 31.2:00. SEUSS THE LORAX THIS MEANS WAR JOHN CARTER MIRROR MIRROR MY KONTRABIDA GIRL DEVIL INSIDE THIS MEANS WAR RESERVED RESERVED DR. ANG UNANG ASWANG MIRROR MIRROR RESERVED DR. discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Cooper) to raze Muppet Studios and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds.R13 UNOFFICIALLY YOURS -G CORAZON: ANG UNANG ASWANG JOHN CARTER G MIRROR MIRROR (NOTICE TO MOVIEGOERS:The schedules of showing are subject to change without prior notice.GP JOHN CARTER -GP DR. plus the whole Muppet gang. Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the studio. ANG UNANG ASWANG MIRROR MIRROR KAPALIT AY LIGAYA ( DIGITAL MOVIE ) WILDERNESS RESERVED THE WITNESS MY KONTRABIDA GIRL DR. 6:45. Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris.” On vacation in Los Angeles. 10:35 . Friday. MIRROR . ANG UNANG ASWANG MY KONTRABIDA GIRL JOHN CARTER THE WITNESS MY KONTRABIDA GIRL THE WITNESS CORAZON. SEUSS' THE LORAX ( in 2D )-GP THE MUPPETS (in 2D ) MY KONTRABIDA GIRL DEVIL INSIDE JOHN CARTER MIRROR MIRROR RESERVED JOHN CARTER MY KONTRABIDA GIRL THE HAUNTED JOHN CARTER THE WITNESS JOHN CARTER RESERVED CORAZON. 80 2 90 The Repeat Rico J. SEUSS THE GIRL . 7:25. and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.7:45.10:30 .GP 12:00. March 23. Amy Adams. who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets. 13. 9:00 . SEUSS THE LORAX THIS MEANS WAR JOHN CARTER JOHN CARTER .Day Nina Golden Screen Awards Musikabataan Recital Recollection With Fr. 10:00 . 5:50.

Beyoncé will perform in the Ovation Hall. The event gives runners the opportunity to choose and participate in any of the four races: 500m Fox Costume Run. The race is in partnership with 10 select non-government organizations like Physicians for Peace.J. 5K Star World Lifestyle and the 10K Nat Geo Run For a Cause. film producers and movie directors are expected to support the event. Participants can play dress up. Star Movies rolls out the red carpet for movie aficionados in the 3K Star Movies Lifestyle Run where writers. N. Wo r l d V i s i o n a n d G a w a d Kalinga. The singer released her fourth album. (AP) – Beyoncé is set to return to the stage for the first time since giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy. 2012 Four Channels BEYONCé ox International Channels (FIC) launches the FIC Fun Run on March 25 at the Bonifacio Global City. Beyoncé gave birth to her first child in January. 3K Star Movies Blockbuster Run. Come dressed in your favorite character and run alongside sponsor mascots in the 500m Fox Costume Run. Habitat for Humanity. D-5 A Post-Motherhood Concert Beyoncé Set For Friday. Virlanie. Fifty runners in costume will compete and make a dash for the finish line. ICANSERVE Foundation. F Launch Fun Run . She is married to rapper Jay-Z.” in June. Greenpeace. hobnob with celebrities and support a worthy cause.4-billion resort. The Grammy winner will perform three concerts in New Jersey in May at Atlantic City’s Revel Resorts. which has 5.050 seats. the platinum-seller “4. March 23. Have fun while reaching out to others in the 10K National Geographic Run for a Cause.Entertainment TLANTIC CITY. Philippine Red Cross. Revel said Monday that the shows will be held over Memorial Day weekend for the premiere of the $2.

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Makati City Contacts: 757-4370 or 757-4371 Fri 23: Arriba! Sat 24: Sabor Latino Sun 25: Reggae Mistress Mon 26: Arriba! Tue 27: Guarana Wed 28: Arriba! Café Havana . Music Society Band (Contemporary and Pop Music) Wed 28: Vicente Andres New (Piano).. Quezon City Contact: 453-2170 Fri 23: Bayang Barrios/ Mike Villegas Sat 24: Cynthia Alexander Sun 25: Gospel Jam Mon 26: Rica Arambulo Tue 27: Writer’s Night/ Banyuhay ni Bartolome Wed 28: Noel Cabangon Conways Where: 2nd Level Makati Shangri-La Hotel. Del Pilar Street. Glorietta III Ayala Center. Makati City Contact: 813-8888 Fri 23: Vicente Andres New (Piano). For Comments & Ad Placements.Z Acoustic Thu 29: Girl Valencia The Gallery at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel Fri 23: Kudos Loves 80s Sat 24: DJ Chris Thu 29: Milan Top of the Century Where: 19th floor of Century Park Hotel 599 P. Makati City Contact: 840-0884 or 813-8888 Fri 23: Brown Union (Pop / R&B) Sat 24: Kudos Loves 80's (Variety) Mon 26: Class 6 (Variety) Tue 27: Behind Closed Doors (Retro/ Ballroom) Wed 28: Highway 54 (Ballroom) Thu 29: Silk (Variety) Hard Rock Café .. COMEDAY Bobby Velasco's Cafe formally Cafe De Malate Where: 1888 M. Pop and Variety Music) Thu 29: Vicente Andres New (Piano). Project 2. Ayala cor. bars and bands .O. External Affairs Dept or CALL 524-5059 email: barbieatienza@mb. Makati Ave. Manila Contacts: 528-8888 or 528-5907 Fri 23: Crooner/ Arthur Manuntag/ Trio with Romy Posadas Sat 24: Chanteuse/ Anne Castro with Pianist Bobby Cabral Mon 26: Chanteuse/ Maricel Cruz with Pianist Ben Uy Tue 27: Chanteuse/ Sheerleen Dela Cruz with Pianist Jerry Cuyas/ Mariano w/ Pianist Jerry Cuyas Wed 28: Chanteuse/ Jane Ocampo with Pianist Bobby Cabral Tribu Diwata Bar and Music Lounge Where: Gen. Timmy and Vhim @ Groove To get gig schedules via SMS. Manila Contact:536-1458 Fri 23: Invictus Wed 28: Music and Me Thu 29: Desiderata The Exchange at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas Fri 23: Big Bash Band Wed 28: V. II. just text CTC GIG <name of bar>. Makati City Contact: 899-4104 to 05 Fri 23: Ground Six (Classic Rock) Sat 24: Open Mic Night Mon 26: Acoustic Night w/ Circles Tue 27: Jam Night with Alex Ching and Pianist Neil Maglasang Wed 28: Retro Night with Innocent Soul Band Watering Hole Where: G/F Carpark Bldg. corner G..ph Attention all clubs.Groove Your Guide to Ultimate Party! Schedules for March 23 (Fri) . Remedios Circle. Ferdie Topacio/ Richard Merk/ Ferdie Borja Wed 28: Richard Merk/ Romy Posadas /Judith Banal Metrowalk Commercial Complex (Central Plaza) Where: Meralco Ave. Ugong Pasig City Contacts: 634-9058 or 634-9060 Fri 23: Rx80s Band Sat 24: XPO & Ansyl Yap Sun 25: Beats & Pieces Mon 26: Filipinas Tue 27: Elan Band Wed 28: Davey Langit and Turnip Cake band Thu 29: Key Of C MO Lounge Fri 23: Jenny Rawollee Mon 26: David Starck Tue 27: Jenny Rawollee Wed 28: David Starck Thu 29: Jenny Rawollee Musica . Ayala cor. EDSA cor. Ermita. Pasay City Contacts: 831-2242/ 0915-2852832 Fri 23: Side A/ Daughters 5 Sat 24: Surreal/ Posh Tue 27: MYMP Wed 28: Juries/ Arpie/ Multivitamins Band Thu 29: Six Part Invention/ True Faith Bliss Ultra Club Where: Bliss Ultra Club Tomas Morato Ave. Libis Contact: 633-7111 loc. Ortigas. Puyat Ave. Send all msgs to 2333 for Globe and 2355 for Sun Taboo Ultra Lounge Where: Unit P18-C23. March 23. Arquiza St. MP3: Music Power of Trio (Jazz: saxophone. Pop and Variety Music) Sat 24: 14-piece Orchestra (MSE Orchestra)..) Friday. Project 6. Manila Contact: 522-0429 Fri 23: Crosstown Sat 24: Pitch Pipe Sun 25: Zitivoiz Mon 26: April Fools Tue 27: Feedback Wed 28: Li’l Ize The Black Hole Bar at City Garden Suites Where: 1158 A.March 29. Call establishment for verification. Ermita Contact: 521-76-04 Fri 23: Peter & Vangie/ Topher/ Oggie Gallegos Sat 24: Music Box/ Jazz & Allan/ Topher Sun 25: Marc Velasco and Vic Nicolas/ Tess Carandang/ Leo Romero Mon 26: John & Lucky/ Willy San Juan/ Rene Angara Tue 27: Friends & Rome/ Maribeth Velarde/ Ed Arcos Wed 28: Waling-Waling/ Leo Romero & Lyra Raposa/ Mae Pascual Thu 29: Salt & Pepper/ Neil Salvador/ John Gatacilo Jill’s Where: Unit 10 Fort Strip Global City Taguig Contacts: 818-4557 Fri 23: “Decadance” featuring Boyet Almazan Tue 27: Rnb Night featuring Abby Asistio Wed 28: 80’s alternative Night featuring Peppermint Jam Thu 29: Rock N' Roll Night Featuring: The Acoustic Bravados/ Mike "The Wildman" Lirio Kudos Bar Where: Metrowalk. 14-piece Orchestra (MSE Orchestra).Makati Where: Levels 3 & 4. Musicats (Contemporary. del Pilar cor. look for BARBIE ATIENZA. Roxas Blvd. No 14-piece Orchestra (Fashion Watch). Malate.com. Muntinlupa City Contact: 837-6903 Fri 23: Sitti Sat 24: Side A Mon 26: MYMP Tue 27: Freestyle Wed 28: South Border Thu 29: Juris 70’s Bistro Where: 46 Anonas St. 14-piece Orchestra (MSE Orchestra). East Service Rd. Shaw Blvd.ph Online Partner: 19 East Bar and Grill Where: Km. 19. Holy Paraiso (Harp). Mr Vince Aralas Thu 29: karaoke concept. Adriatico St. Musicats (Contemporary.. 10pm-6am Contact: 410-0092 Fri 23: Suppah Friday Sat 24: Blissfull Saturday Wed 28: Girls Nite Out Thu 29: Models Closet Blue Onion Bar Where: Eastwood City..com. Makati City Contacts: 757-4720 or 757-4721 Fri 23: Romy Garcia Sat 24: Hi-way/ Mae Romero/ Rx 80’s w/ Rachel Anne Wolfe Tue 27: Noah's Ark/ Pete Lacaba’s Salinawit/ Cooky Chua/ Willie Nepomuceno/ Mara Viola/ Atty. Music Society Band (Contemporary and Pop Music) The GROOVE wants to know who’s playing in your club. Mandaluyong City Contacts: 634-0284 or 634-0288 Fri 23: Day One Band Sat 24: Wav Mon 26: Red Letter Day Tue 27: Spread the Love Wed 28: Anonymous Conspiracy Garden Cafe Where: 59 Visayas Ave. Manila Contact: 524-5526 Fri 23: Sabor Latino Sat 24: Arriba! Drew.. Mabini St. Manila.C..H. Sucat. Contact: 4040408/ Telefax 5273295 Fri 23: Margarette Montenegro with pianist Jeorge Sat 24: Pianist Teteng Mon 26: Kim Marcado with pianist Teteng Tue 27: Karen Ortiz with pianist Teteng Wed 28: Kristel Herrera with Pianist Teteng Café Havana . Queon City Contacts: 374-4464/ 09163003519 Fri 23: Rico & Anne Sat 24: Recap Mon 26: Rico & Anne Tue 27: Joseph & Jackie Wed 28: Recap Thu 29: Joseph & Jackie Rockville Where: #59 Timog Avenue. Ayala Center. Quezon City Contact: 3724692 Fri 23: Half Note Sat 24: Fabella Duo Sun 25: Boy Collado Mon 26: Musical Notes Tue 27: Infinte Duo Wed 28: Metrojive Hobbit House Manila Where: 1212 M. Ortigas Home Depot Complex Julia Vargas Avenue.H. Malate.com Fri 23: The Bloom Brothers & Bat’tala Sat 24: Arnel Pineda w/ Ammo Band Wed 28: Ammo Band Thu 29: Mixedknots Shangri-La Makati Lobby Lounge Where: Makati Shangri-La Lobby. bass and piano). Bldg. 7418 Fri 23: DJ Bobby and Blue Onions original DJ. Malate. Shangri-la Plaza Mall. CCP Cmplx. 2012 (Thu. 14-piece Orchestra (MSE Orchestra).. Makati Aves.Greenhills Where: Unit G 108 G Strip Greenhills Shopping Center Fri 23: Boomers/ Rockin the 60'S Sat 24: Flintstones and the Gang Sun 25: Retro Night Tue 27: Dynasouls Wed 28: Noahs's Ark/ Mobb Pegasus Where: Quezon Avenue Corner Scout Chuatoco St. 2012 D-7 BARS AND BANDS Send your high resolution group picture through email: barbieatienza@mb. Malate. Music Society Band (Contemporary and Pop Music) Sun 25: 14-piece Orchestra (MSE Orchestra).. Makati Aves. Contact: +63-2-893-4661 to 64 Fri 23: Freestyle/ Kudos Loves 80'S Sat 24: Breaking Through 'Drizzle w/ DNA Live! Mon 26: Breakthrough Tue 27: Silk Wed 28: Drizzle w/ DNA Thu 29: Mocha Girls Heartbeat Mega KTV Where: 357 Quezon Ave. Roberto Duran (Piano). cor. Ayala Center. Pasig City Contacts: 706-5047/706-5048 Fri 23: Mocha/ Sanipilif Sat 24: Southborder Wed 28: Fat Session Tia Maria Where: 522 Remedios cor. Madre Ignacia Sts.Makati Where: Ground Level Greenbelt 3. DISCLAIMER: All Information are subject to change without notice. Pasig Fri 23: Hip2Soul Sat 24: Live8 Sun 25: Emerge Mon 26: Domination Tue 27: SKAbeche Mag:net Where: Ayala Avenue Fri 23: Tribu Ni Dulu/ Noli Aurillo Sat 24: Moonfire Music/ Denise Sagun Tue 27: Tao Aves Wed 28: Joniver Martinis Fri 23: Bea & The Sauce Sat 24: Mano a Mano/ Beatle Mania with BloomBrothers/ Saturday Night Fever Mon 26: Guarana Tue 27: Bloom Brothers Wed 28: Blues Night Thu 29: Blue Rats Merk’s Bar Bistro Where: 3rd Level Greenbelt 3. Makati City. Martin Avila (Piano). Music Society Band (Contemporary and Pop Music) Tue 27: Vicente Andres New (Piano). schedules of your gigs and special events. text CTC GIGB <name of band>. MP3: Music Power of Trio (Jazz: saxophone. Luna St. Roberto Duran (Piano).. Q.Malate Where: 1903 M. Ariel Liberato Ledge Dancers Sat 24: DJ Bobby and Blue Onions original DJ. Quezon City Contacts: 355-9151 / rockvillebar@yahoo. Quezon City Contact: 434-3597 Fri 23: Brownman Revival Sat 24: Barbie Almalbis/ Color It Red Mon 26: Kamikazee Tue 27: Gabriel Linch Wed 28: 6Cyclemind/ Callalily/ Gracenote Thu 29: Brownman Revival/ Talahib Bagaberde Grill and Bar Where: Boom na Boom Grounds. Ariel LiberatoLedge Dancers Sun 25: Retro Lovers Mon 26: Rhythm & Blues Tue 27: live performance by Mike Chan Wed 28: Open Mic Night. Ocampo St. For band schedules.. bass and piano).

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pieces of trash were strewn all over the place. Later on. The Learningville is a bustling science laboratory for the students in Biology class. faculty. she needed the help of the entire community. On the first day. Responsibility Ko” which required everyone to segregate and dispose of their trash properly. parents and barangay officials to involve them in the programs. For instance. After a month. A swimming pool was also constructed to teach students how to swim and prepare themselves for the constant flooding that occur in the area during the rainy season. I was the only one picking up trash. geese. animal interaction. a community cleanup followed. With all these developments. rabbits and turkeys can be found in a small farm. the students had to endure such an unhealthy. a five-year development plan from 2009 to 2013 that would lead towards the transformation of the school. On her first day. Fruit-bearing trees. and nature games. with the 46 teachers. Students also get to engage in various sports activities with the opening of the soccer field. On the second week. vegetable and butterfly gardens now provide a beautiful backdrop to the once unsightly scenery. A Paulinian peace culture was also established on campus. They study plants and (Cont'd on page E-2) OASIS FOR LEARNING – The students of St. 1. they mapped out the SPCSR Environmental Stewardship Program.154 . MENDOZA students and their parents. So together with the school administration and the Congregation. and snakes thrived in the jungle of tall. or cook outdoors using the vegetable produce from the school garden. OUTDOOR CLASSROOM Today. True enough. Capurihan totally removed the garbage cans from the campus to inculcate discipline in the students and make them responsible for their own trash. Next. with people from the municipal government and school working together in cutting down the cogon grass and clearing the dumpsite. Yet she knew that to do this. A zero waste management program which encourages to reduce. a grotto for the Virgin Mary and a meditation island accessible via a bamboo raft were also built. BaRawid OUR years ago. so they have to become stewards of the environment. First was “Basura ko. Paul College in San Rafael. the area surrounding the school has been transformed into an oasis for learning.E-1 Friday. Paul College in San Rafael Bulacan (SPCSR) was an ugly. security guards. dangerous and truly uninspiring environment. Capurihan met with the community stakeholders consisting of students. a vermicompost area. 10 students joined me. March 23. the Learningville has become an outdoor classroom and a mini-fieldtrip destination. ducks. reuse and recycle waste was also carried out not just in the school but throughout the barangay. F The Learningville MByouthsection@gmail. empty bottles. SPCSR has become one of the ideal campuses in the country. chickens. all eagerly helping out. Named as the Learningville. Plastic bags.com Editor: IVY LISA F. “The community needed to realize that we are part and parcel of God’s creation. Sr. Animals such as goats. Teachers began taking the students out of the four corners of the classroom to conduct activities that complement their lessons in all subjects. St. Bulacan go on a fieldtrip right on their own campus everyday and engage in various activities such as (clockwise from top left) fishing. all of us were cleaning the school!” she enthuses. and stinking campus. plant observation for Biology class. In 2009. a foul-smelling odor emanated from a garbage dump behind the school. The task of transforming the place thus began. school staff and the barangay residents. Sr. A fish pond is teeming with tilapia which high school students sell in the market as part of their Entrepreneurship classes. drivers. 2012 By RaChEl C. Furthermore. basketball. they owned up to the task. then newly-appointed school directress Sister Teresita Capurihan couldn’t stand such a sight. dirty. staff. tennis and volleyball courts. lessons in Technology Livelihood Education enabled students to go fishing at the pond. she literally picked up pieces of trash and set out on a mission to transform the place. overgrown cogon grass that surrounded the five-hectare campus. nipa huts. For 10 years.

” attests Odessa Santos. the brainchild of 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren Peñaflorida and the young members of the Dynamic Teen Company (DTC). For five days in early March. computers and television sets to make teaching and learning more effective. Poetry. “He showed that as long as your heart is in what you are doing. do I still consider printed books to be an important part of education?” The theme for the Kabataan Sanaysay is “Sa paglaganap ng e-books. Now they’re even part of the varsity swim team. notable celebrities. employees. Deadline of submission of nominations is on May 15. a 13-year-old boy who united and mobilized the entire city and collected donations for the victims of typhoon Sendong. and resourcefulness. Only the Computer Hardware Quezon City barangay are currently Joel Villanueva TESDA) and Twitter (SecJOELngTESDA). Other awardees are Assumpta Technical High School in Pampanga. of the school which they can now really call their second home. Speakers include FSC president Isagani Sioson. and corporations – pushed fourwheeled carts that symbolized the different advocacies they support. EFREN Peñaflorida (left) promotes six more advocacies aside from education at the launch of his new project kariton Revoluition. The program seeks to recognize teachers not just for their skills and dedication to their craft but also for their efforts in making a difference in the lives of their students and communities. More than three years after he bagged the CNN Hero of the Year Award for his innovative Kariton Klasrum program that reached out and provided education to out-of-school children on the M The Learningville (Cont'd from page E-1) animals no longer under the microscope but in its actual environment. but agency ofvicing NC I. Sister Capurihan says all these str uctural developments were complemented with the procurement of high-tech equipment such as laptops. George Toralba. 33. together with his team. at right. musicians Dulce. writers below 18 years old may submit essays under the Kabataan Division. Pangasinan. makes them proud of themselves and finally. The parents. Train) bus is the latest Aside from a traintraining technology of ing workshop. now encourages Filipinos of all ages to push for Kariton Revolution’s seven advocacies: environment. and Colegio de San Agustin. and health. Kariton Revolution Pushes To Make A Nationwide Difference ORE and more Filipinos are pushing for change through volunteerism.forming basic life support. The campaign is a volunteer sign-up program that encourages Filipinos to support any of the worthwhile causes they believe in.com.and delivering pre-hospital patient care TESDA employees. The teacher search is on the lookout for role models in the teaching profession who inspire their fellow educators to excellence. Many of our students have become outgoing and competitive. and Philippine Volcanoes Rugby superstar player Andrew Wolff joined students.” explained Peñaflorida. “The idea for Kariton Revolution came from one of our young members. Specialista TechnopreTarget communi. the province of Cavite. training more accesAll those certified sible especially to the as TESDA Specialista poor young people and receive tool kits for their unemployed adults in trade under the TESDA remote areas. Short Story-Hiligaynon and Short Story-Iluko. purpose. Tulang Pambata. Electrical installation and Maintenance. Quezon City.com or jesus_flakes@yahoo. Art classes are now more enjoyable as students sketch the scenery in the Learningville. For more information on TESDA Mechatronics Servicing NC II. they have started getting into sports. McKinley Town Center. They have also started discovering new talents and interests. community and family. Taguig City or at the website www. and members of different organizations during the event. Pembo Elementary School in Makati. Deadline for submission is at 12 midnight of April 30. INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS All these innovations in learning spaces and places for learning effectiveness have earned for SPCSR the Excellence in Educational Transformation Award (EETA). The Palanca Awards welcomes submissions under the following regular categories: English Division – Short Story. Care and Wellness Services. They join sports and academic contests. One-act Play. Other programs that can be offered ficials saw their better use as mobile Engine Servicing NC II. Regional Languages Division – Short Story-Cebuano. For one. Gonzales manned by a compe. to equip participants with skills in per.aN iNSPiRaTioN To yoUNg woRkERS – Trainees in neurship Program.000 inclusive of food. Dulang Ganap ang Haba. Sanaysay. Capurihan. and involvement in school and community activities. TV host TJ Manotoc and musician Paolo Valenciano push a kariton for the advocacy they are supporting during the five-day event. The transformation of the place which they helped create. I guess this is because they are no longer confined in their classrooms and have a lot of freedom to do outdoor activities.DISASTER MANAGEMENT School of Arts and Trades for Comtent trainor makes its TRAINING puter Hardware Servicing. Elizabeth Seton School earned the top award for being the most transformative school for learning effectiveness and school efficiency. colleagues. Beauty Computer Hardware Servicing NC II.” said Peñaflorida. PalaNCa SETS dEadliNE FoR ENTRiES iN Religion class. Winners will be announced on Sept. 24 and 25. A total of 264 out-of-school youth (Globe) 09182738232 (Smart) or folranges from 80 to 356 training hours and unemployed adults from the low us in Facebook (TESDA. call 887-7777. Each contestant may submit only one entry per category.E-2 CaMPUS BEaT NoMiNaTioNS FoR TEaChER SEaRCh oN THE Bato Balani Foundation Inc. “The Learningville has opened doors of opportunities for our children. transportation and accommodation.10 Upper McKinley Road. a CiNEMaTogRaPhy woRkShoP SET THE Filipino Society of Cinematographers in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Plusiminus Film Camp is holding a cinematography workshop on March 23. They really enjoy school now. “We should all take an active participation if we truly want to transform the country. One World  Square Building. in the facility are Building/House Re. It serves sessment center for as a computer laboragraduates who want to tory. strength of values and principles. Instead of carrying arms. Sec or about two months. Short Story for Children. contextual learnundergo competency ing area. TV hosts TJ Manotoc.Dulang May Isang Yugto.which donated two old buses for the by natural calamities. Friday. and Dulang Pampelikula. managing the with the Genesis Group of Companies emergency scene. Rex Bookstore. and and Community Health Tumana in Marikina Education Emergency City.Mechatronics and Robotics Society of First stop of the bus are at Baran.Juris Fernandez. For inquiries. This year’s theme for the Kabataan Essay is “In the advent of e-books. Through Kariton Revolution. Jess Navarro. According to the teachers. Math teachers likewise found a creative and interesting way for the students to learn concepts on area and volume by measuring objects in the farm. Tula. 2012 Mobile Training Bus Rolls Into Barangays commissioned pas. and Zsa Zsa Padilla. Aiza Seguerra. Krizza Neri and Paolo Valenciano. Workshop fee is P4. youth. were surprised to see their children getting more curious and caring about nature and the environment. we want to serve as the bridge between those who want to help out but don’t know how and the organizations and groups that work for worthwhile causes. witnessed a milestone movement that is expected to bring positive changes in the country. To further encourage the youth to hone their literary talents. sewing machines. Maikling Kuwentong Pambata. 1. For details.programs and services. Filipino Division – Maikling Kuwento. have employed creativity. the Learningville also enhanced their classroom discussions and made the students more interested and eager to learn. send SMS message 09174794370 Course duration for these programs ance Repair Services.classrooms and training workshops. actress Lorna Tolentino. commitment and dedication to the vocation. Public-Private Partnership initiative by TESDA schools and training centers and those that are often hit emergency resources. Claret School of Zamboanga. (BBFI) and the Diwa Learning Systems is now accepting nominations for its search for The Many Faces of the Teacher 2012 program. The Mobile Training ties are those where Computer hardware Servicing NC ii learn and practice their there are no existing repair and servicing skills inside the air-conditioned MTP Plus is a product of a gover nment trade bus in Barangay Silangan. Ednas School of San Carlos. registered programs in these qualiand equipment and fications are Jacobo C. Motorcycle and Small in times of calamities. Entries with complete requirements may be submitted at the Foundation’s office at the 6th floor. laboratory equipment. and the Knowledge Channel Foundation. family and personal life. THE Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature (Palanca Awards) is accepting entries for this year’s contest." says Sr. residents. streets. The workshop will teach participants how to use special effects in cinematography. culture. the MTP TESDA re-launched bus also serves as aslast month. education. Rescue Services (ComThe Mobile Trainmunity Disaster Maning Plus (Park and agement). Poetry for Children. “I believe that caring for others is innate in every Filipino. No. Initial program offerings of the gency and non-emergency patients.ph. Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of their integrity and morality. peace. no matter what your age is and even if you lack resources.com. I attribute that to the Learningville. They also learn to feed and tend the animals at the farm. SPCSR is one of the seven innovative schools that were feted recently by the ABS-CBN Bayan Academy. and pair and Maintenance Services. Peñaflorida. email plusiminus25@yahoo. maituturing ko pa bang mahalagang bahagi ng edukasyon ang mga nakalimbag na aklat?” The literary contest is open to all Filipino (or former Filipino) citizens.” More than 100 karitons representing different groups marched from the Ladislao Diwa Elementary School to Samonte Park to signify their support for the campaign for five consecutive days. transporting emer. Makata. They are more behaved and disciplined. This is Kariton Revolution.City Lingkod Bayan Skills Developserve the skills training needs of poor saster Management modules designed ment Center (Motorcycle Servicing). March 23. the participants – composed of ordinary citizens. “More importantly. The search is open to teachers of all ages who are actively teaching in private or public institutions.com. drawing boards. livelihood. Quezon way to barangays in Metro Manila to The facility also offers Community Di. Karl Claveria and Ariel Reyes. and Full-length Play. The buses were originally intended as shuttle service units for MTP bus include Automotive Ser. we have less trouble now with the kids. relationships with students. For details. Cris ‘Kez’ Valdez. palancaawards. and Appli. coordinating the Philippines (Electrical Installagays Bagong Silangan tion and maintenance). organizations. He or she must demonstrate exceptional performance in teaching. at Arthur’s Resort in Siniloan Laguna. meanwhile. They also write reflection papers for English and Religion classes at the nipa huts and meditation island. Dati yung kindergarten students walang kaalam-alam sa swimming. and has exemplary values in his/her teaching. you can help out and make a difference when the opportunity arises. Essay. Servicing NC II program is being enrolled in the training programs. Fort Bonifacio. innovation.” To sign up for Kariton Revolution. interested volunteers may e-mail karitonrevolution@gmail. in Quezon City. . and training assessment and be and learning resource certified as a TESDA areas to make skills Specialista. students (left) pray and reflect at a meditation island in the learningville.com or call (46)431-5263. the former president of the SPCSR Parents Teachers Association. call 892-5462 or email bbfi@diwamail.call 8560808 loc. Personalities including DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro.conducted inside the air-conditioned Among the training partners senger bus equipped bus while the other programs are done in the region which have TESDA with training tools in tents installed for the purpose.

it’s hard to hand over a verdict without revisiting one of the older players in this game. There’s a tasteful mix of edges and curves in its shape. many are already re-evaluating their current mode of transport. more luxurious and armor-protected vehicles for his comfort and security. The car exudes speed and energy with its design. CHUA 2012 Honda City 1. The new chromed front grille and headlights combine to produce a futuristic angled shape that still keeps it looking as modern today as the day it first appeared. 2012 • EVERY FRIDAY Drive Section Editor: PINKY CONCHA COLMENARES • Asst. ILAGAN Text and photos by IÑIGO S. One of A those is the Honda City 1. Most likely they’ll lean on choices from the subcompact category where cars like the Hyundai Accent and Ford Fiesta will likely come to mind. (Continued on page F2) . (Continued on page F2) nother rise in fuel prices has taken hold and no doubt.F1 • March 23.5 E Old Favorite New Toyota Land Cruiser LC200 Ride Of Power And Presence Text and photos by ARIS R. Of course. The three bars now feature larger slats in between while the headlights continue a line that tapers towards the sides.5 E and it’s not hard to see why. ROCES W hat can be a better testament of product dependability and customer satisfaction than the one coming from no less than the President of the Republic of the Philippines himself? Up to now. President Noynoy Aquino refuses to let go of his personal Toyota Land Cruiser LC100 as his official presidential car amid offers not only from Congress but from the private sector for newer. Editors: ANJO PEREZ JOHANNES L.

the interior is quickly cooled thanks to additional vents on the rear seat floor. Other than that. The new Toyota Land Cruiser – which is powered by a 1VD-FTV 4. It generates 200PS and a whopping 470Nm of torque. Macpherson strut suspension in front and an H-shaped torsion beam in the rear provide for a comfortable ride and good stability. payload capacity is actually more than 1. even when loaded to capacity with passengers and cargo.5 liter DOHC 16 valve Drivetrain: front-wheel drive Max Power: 120 hp / 107 lb-ft Transmission: 5-speed A/T Seating: 5 passengers Brakes: Discs and drum with ABS. Dials in the instrument cluster take on a blue and white color ambience. One more thing. PNoy will be insulated from lifestyle checks while cruising on the new Toyota Land Cruiser priced at P4.3 liter would usually get. it would be great to sample these cool features. The front seats wrap around one’s body and better bolster both driver and passengers. But there’s more than just appearances. protruding outward diagonally from an invisible line suggested by the alignment of the door handles. Grade logic control and shift hold. there’s very little argument against it besides the price and a tempting new selection of colors. major driveline components are tucked into the frame rails to prevent damage during off-road excursions. 2012 Honda City 1. PNoy’s obsession with the white Toyota Land Cruiser is deep. the Toyota Land Cruiser has always set the bar high when it comes to SUVs. thanks to the new hydro mounts between the cabin and chassis. Starting with the new stylish front grille design and big barreled dual-headlamps equipped with High/Low Bi-HID projector system with daytime running lights and pop-up nozzle cleaner. the pickup wars are bound to heat up. A new “eco” light has been added that lights up and encourages the driver to drive efficiently. with white out signal and reverse lamps that continue the arrow theme. With the Toyota Land Cruiser’s interior improvements. If he’s conscious about speed and other driving information. PNoy can take the Land Cruiser to remote areas where there is a firing range. The smaller Duratorq TDCi 2. and we hope that all of the clever innovations that are available abroad will find their way here. The new Land Cruiser sports the perfect balance between durability and performance of an SUV while still providing maximum comfort to ensure a relaxed ride during drives. he can easily view from his seat the optitron color-information display with TFT (Thin Film Transistor). I know. Combine this towering ground clearance with short front and rear overhangs. From his days as senator until he was elected as President. will be a hit. and under-seat storage trays. even those outside the car have been thought of with pedestrian safety impact absorbing components in front. the Toyota Land Cruiser is ready for anything – from formal occasions to rugged situations. “For decades.292. now with sports car-inspired diffusers and corner reflectors updates its look. the Ranger already has a very huge following. The interior takes on a black (thankfully opting away from the passé carbon fiber trim) and silver color scheme. president of Lexus-Manila. the most annoying of which is the lack of storage areas within the cabin. the look works very well in a large pickup such as this.” Michinobu Sugata. considering its superb off-road capabilities while at the same time providing a comfortable ride. telephone. pockets and storage bins that will hold drinks and snacks on the go while the cavernous 506-liter capacity trunk can take up to four 9-inch wide golf bags. “The combination of these features helped the Land Cruiser become an all-time favorite. very much like what’s found in its Fiesta sibling. We were able to drive the all-new Ford Ranger a few months ago. Ride height is now 237mm. but during that time its specifications for the Philippine market have not yet been finalized. Gray Metallic. driverside storage areas. With a bigger body and bolder look. From its exterior alone. son.. Vital info is separated into three dials while in the very center dial sits a fuel efficiency computer that provides real time and average fuel consumption along with estimated range. you have a selection of five gears to shift through (using the paddle shifts either in D or S) or left for the computer to decide. PNoy – who reportedly likes to sit in front – will surely feel pampered with the SUV’s classy instrumentation highlighted with wood grain and bright silver finish. At the tail is a pair of LED combination lamps that guarantees excellent visibility in dark situations.5 E Engine: 1. The biggest engine is the new Duratorq TDCi 3. It has been designed from the ground up.000 will be perfect for this bachelor-president who is always looking forward for a romantic date. Makati City last Friday. You could say that the Ranger is probably the most “global” in the entire Ford lineup. and telescopic adjustments for the steering wheel are available. and this makes the cargo area much deeper. Throughout the course of its creation. This anticipated pickup will be launched next week during the Manila International Motor Show (I’m sure some have seen the huge billboard on C5). hill-descent control and hill-launch assist. Closer to the driver is the steering wheel that now has audio controls to keep hands safely on the wheel. there were some cool developments: The all-new Ranger is now much bigger than its predecessor. Under the hood is a competent 1.. a large console bin with upper and lower receptacles. The model was subject to severe heat and cold.. Inside is an alluring interior that subtly hints of sports car inspiration.5 liter i-VTEC engine that produces a hefty 120 hp and 107 pound feet of torque. as well as the worst roads imaginable. There’s also uniformity in the design idea with the new tail lights.. Jr. For those who will use this pickup as a heavy-duty hauler. voice and display integrated controls. The shoulder line outside is reflected in the interior. Its beltline has also been raised. Dual airbags and discs on all four wheels coupled with ABS. That won’t be the case if the Philippine-spec Ranger will be fitted with all 20 stowage areas. Collision compatibility design assures passengers that their lives are in good hands even in impacts with larger vehicles. (Continued from page F1) Honda City. but the nevertheless.000 in colors Silver Metallic. That’s pretty impressive.” he added. though.5 km/L in the highway. but is no less maneuverable. As for climate. And a White Pearl color option with a tag price of P4. Then again. Finally. and it looks great. Attitude Black and Beige Mica Metallic. President Noynoy would look more ‘presidential’ on board this vehicle as he goes in and out of Malacañang. While H on the subject of the chassis. There is also an abundance of cup holders. traction control system. extending from the doors and arching around the dashboard. Comfort is optimized of course. yet the City remedies this with a floor that is nearly flat and offers some additional storage space under the seats. you can expect to achieve high fuel efficiency figures of 10 km/L in the city and 12. The stereo plays radio and CDs through four speakers and will easily accommodate MP3s and iPods through its auxiliary input and USB cable at the bottom of the center stack. This truck had to pass every test because it will be sold in 180 markets. Then. should renew interest. EBD and brake assist bring passengers and car to a brisk but safe stop.2L variable-geometry turbo engine offers 150PS and 375Nm of torque — still quite considerable for an engine of smaller displacement. The rear is usually a source of complaint for this kind of class. And who wouldn’t want an 80liter fuel tank? One of the best things about the all-new Ranger is its cabin. referring to the offers for a new official luxury vehicle. said in his speech.400kg. PNoy can just reach for buttons of the air conditioning system with 4-zone independent temperature control. This is good thinking in the part of the engineers. cleverly keep it in gear for you during inclines or curves for better response when it is needed. like this sparkling brown and its new wheel design. PNoy likes his SUV in white skin.307. To keep him comfortable with the onset of the summer sea- MICHINOBU SUGATA. The flush piano black and matte silver center dash holds the stereo and climate controls on a bib that seems to hang from the arched dash.5-liter V8 Diesel engine matched with a six-speed super ECT (electronic control transmission) – looks fresh with numerous exterior and interior upgrades. March 16. It can also wade through 800mm of water. and the Ranger is ready for any sort of off-road challenge. With all that bundled together. The Land Cruiser’s new steering wheel design wrapped in wood grain and leather trimmings along with audio. because once it arrives. Just by reading between the lines. Ford’s designers also addressed the shortcomings inherent in the design of pickup. The possibility that his obsession to this particular type of Sport Utility Vehicle would probably become deeper if he encounters the new 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser LC200 launched by Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP) alongside the upgraded Toyota Yaris subcompact hatchback in Greenbelt 5. Surprisingly. What makes one hesitate to buy into the City is the price of P836. there’s the safety factor. SUBIDO ere’s a little backgrounder on the all-new Ranger: Prototypes of this pickup were tested in 15 countries around the world. We hope both options will be readily available. With the Congress ready to approve the budget for the purchase of a new presidential car. A shooting enthusiast. Even without the aid of armored proofing. Whatever the spec package that becomes available.000 for this particular model. Looking “presidentiable” himself during the occasion was Alfred Ty. with pockets on each door. TMP president. Vice Chairman of TMP and Lexus-Manila accompanied by Danny Isla. We can’t wait to drive one on local roads. and the roll-over mitigation system that helps prevent a situation where the Ranger will end up on its side. and a whole range of height. 2012 Tough Ranger All-New Ford Pickup Tested In Terrains Of 15 Countries By PAULO RAFAEL T.000 . (Continued from page F1) “Thanks but no thanks!” PNoy said in the latest news. EBD and Brake Assist Suspension: MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear Wheels & tire: 15 inch alloy on 175/65 series tires Price: P836. the powerful aura of the new Toyota Land Cruiser is enough to deceive PNoy’s adversaries as if it’s ready to take bullets any time and any place. I guess you can say that we are being a bit spoiled. few other cars in this category can offer 120 horsepower with a 5-speed auto and still return the kind of mileage a 1. Unlike some of its rivals. A more dynamic rear bumper. from the Australian Outback to the German autobahn. adaptive load control that optimizes stability when the cargo area is fully loaded. that can also fit a 16-inch laptop computer. We’d like to see tech like the electronic locking rear differential. Land Cruiser. We’re certain that the passenger glovebox. PNoy wants to drive when stressed from his presidential obligations. tilt.2L with a variablegeometry turbo.F2 Drive Motoring • Racing EVERY FRIDAY • March 23. TMP president.. the Land Cruiser LC100 is serving him with utmost loyalty. This means he can either sing with the music or converse by phone with his girl friend hands-free just to forget the day’s heavy load.

” he said. Secretary Virginia Torres (center) with the participants. Day two of the program focused on advanced lessons. handling. 54 percent higher than last year. SPH Safety Riding supervisor. handbooks and certificates of completion to be used on the implementation of the program. The weekend course incorpo- rates theoretical knowledge. pre-riding inspections and first aid. Members of media were given a short course on riding during the launching. SPH instructors discussed the use of headlights and mirror. proper posture. SPH is wholly owned company of Suzuki Motor Company Ltd. Mel Aquino. basic control.Drive Motoring • Racing By JULIUS P.” The course will acquaint riders with traffic laws. including trainors for future trainings. and start and stop exercises. enjoyment. and outer and inner circle. “With the Learn to Ride program. Instructors show the proper warm up exercise (right). The LTO expects the number to double by next year. outer and inner slalom. drunk driving.88 million registered motorcycles in S AT the figure of eight track. LTO Asst. . The lecture was followed by an actual training inside the LTO grounds using different Suzuki motorcycles. It qualifies graduates to skip the written and practical exams of the LTO. affordability. over the weekend formally launched the ‘Learn to Ride’ program held at LTO main office in Quezon City. train and assist future motorcycle instructors of the LTO. we will give motorcycle drivers free training and seminars on Saturdays and Sundays at the main LTO office. and non-compliance to road signs.” she said. The program certifies the skills level of a rider for application of a non-professional drivers license with the LTO. He said that most motorcycle accidents are caused by human error. gear-shifting. alongside with actual demonstrations for a complete safety-riding program. “The program provides whole two-day training to let them fully understand how to drive a motorcycle and learn the traffic laws in a Philippine setting. taught the basics of riding which included the proper safety gears. the Philippines. (SPH) in partnership with Land Transportation Office (LTO) and the Motorcycle Philippines Federation (MCPF). figure of eight track. cost effectiveness. which involves over-speeding. the Learn to Ride program is expected to graduate 600 trained riders. sport or business. In the first day. alongside motorcycle units. and mobility in different traffic situations. throttle control. of Japan known for manufacturing superior quality motorcycle models in the Philippines. “We are one with the government in creating a safer and more responsible driving environment through road courtesy and discipline. Suzuki will also provide instructors and personnel to guide. LTO records show a total of 3. LTO Assistant Secretary Virginia Torres said the rise of motorcycles as the vehicle of choice of Filipinos is attributed to its ease in operation. vanced riding techniques such as lean-ins/outs and with U-turns. and proper skills in handling a motorcycle. and ad- THE author doing the proper handling and throttle control. he demonstrated the many scenarios that riders encounter along the road. Together with other trained profes- sionals. By the end of the year. employment. starting the engine. 2012 F3 Suzuki Launches ‘Learn To Ride’ uzuki Philippines Inc. The company is also the exclusive distributor of Suzuki automobiles and genuine spare parts here in the Philippines. correct attire and riding posture. SPH president Satoshi Uchida said the motorcycle safety program was initiated to address the rising number of road crashes involving motorcycles in the country. VICENTE EVERY FRIDAY • March 23. Suzuki takes pride in its motorcycle line-up for leisure.

Cristina M. even in tight spaces. Sonata and Tucson. rial Circle. All Evercool radiators — and there are over 350 models so far — are 100 percent certified leak-free. Adjustment controls are provided for the calf-support position to match individual physiques and preferences. “The all-new Explorer 2. Experience the all-new Teana 3. customers can get in touch with MMPC Customer Care Center at 658-0673. safety ordinances. Deep Amethyst Purple. even when it is open. Vehicle safety sensors determine the severity of the collision in the blink of an eye and deploy the inflatable belts’ airbags. Rosario D. Evercool Radiators There must be no overheating — of any sort — while on the road. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. the Nissan Teana claims its place in the local automotive market with its performance. Cabrera (3rd from right) receive the Integral CSR Award and the Environment and Sustainable Development Special Award. Instructors of Safe-T-Ryders have created a set of exercises designed to bring out fun not only from the contestants but from all the riders gathered. Petron Environment Manager Edith G. Catering to the taste of the achiever. together with Petron Foundation Executive Director Marilou G. now available at all Nissan dealerships nationwide. agricultural machinery. Hyundai Accent. The AVT Navigator PN503 features a 5-inch highresolution touch screen. A unique feature of this meet up is a series of fun games that will put to test the riders’ mastery of handling their motorcycles. 7 a. A Safe-T-Ryders instructor will conduct a demonstration using the much talked-about “Fatal Vision” goggles to emphasize the very damaging effects of riding under the influence of alcohol. Ford Group Philippines. Also in photo are Petron HR Management Department Head Ma. a handsome silhouette. chest and neck injuries. in all kinds of applications: cars.137 units of Fuzion vehicles potentially affected by this campaign. And because the glass sunroof slides back over the roof. The program starts with an open forum to listen and respond to urgent concerns of motorcycle riders. The VIN list will be published in the website at www. to 4 p. Extremely portable. MMPC was directed by its principal. array of active and passive safety technologies. MMPC will be issuing out the Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) of the 2.” Explorer showcases Ford’s commitment to safety by offering passengers an unprecedented Ford Explorer T Nissan Teana: Style And Performance he Nissan Teana balances the elements of driving performance. Safe-T-Ryders Set Bikers Meet Petron Receives CSR. along with an ISO 9001:2008 certification. Petron bagged the prestigious Integral CSR Award at the 2nd MAP CSR Leadership Challenge for its “Growing. Rear seat passengers – often children or mature passengers – can be more vulnerable to head. buses. The UV-protected. greenhouse gas accounting and air emissions inventory. and Petron VP for Supply and Operations Rowena O. Advances in airbag inflation and seat belt construction methods have enabled Ford and its suppliers to develop inflatable seat belts that are designed to deploy over a vehicle occupant’s torso and shoulder in 40 milliseconds in the event of a crash. The M inspection and replacement procedure is estimated to take one and a half hours at the most. even computers and power plants. Manila — the AVT Navigator PN503 will be on sale at the AVT booth at a special discounted price. The reverse camera features a safety CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) with night vision feature that can simplify parking. Showing style and comfort. Neri (2nd from left). Managing and Minimizing our Environment Footprint in Bataan” program. Cortez (far right). Exclusively for the 2012 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) — to be held from March 29-April 1 at the World Trade Center. president and CEO of MMPC said that MMPC has already mobilized its Customer Relations Department to trace the units from its customer database. trucks. . Subaru Forester and Legacy. big bikes. That’s the vision that drives Roberts Automotive and Industrial Parts Manufacturing Corporation (Roberts AIPMC). while meeting the most stringent roof crush standards. Recto (center). It also offers mobility and entertainment with the multimedia system that doubles as reverse camera.” said Vinay Piparsania. there is no reduction in rear headroom. The comprehensive safety story of the all-new Ford Explorer adds new features including the world’s first inflatable second-row seat belts.F4 Drive Motoring • Racing EVERY FRIDAY • March 23. and its severe consequences resulting in serious injuries and even death. This will be a continuing program for Safe T-Ryders Training Center and we invite corporate partners to join us in this road safety advocacy. 2012 Inflatable Second-Row Seatbelt Introduced he all-new Ford Explorer has been raising the bar on SUV safety by combining technologies to help avoid crashes with those that set new standards of protection in the event of one. waste generation. the Teana has a power-operated Ottomanstyle leg rest. privacyenhanced glass sunroof comes with front electric tilt-and-slide function and is one-touch electric retractable. MMPC also informed the Office of Secretary Gregory Domingo of DTI of this recall campaign. Vergel De Dios (far left). including the Integral CSR Award for its success in making social responsibility an essential part of its business operations. “The use of high-strength steels such as boron in the Explorer body structure also offers a greater level of protection. as well as its leadership in implementing the Bataan Integrated Coastal Management Program.5L. Former LTO Chief Alberto H.mitsubishi-motors. which ensures optimum comfort for all passengers.5L is offered with a choice of four attractive exterior colors: White Pearl. delivers an extra measure of assurance about the quality management system. Toyota Camry and Prado. the PN503 can be set up in any car in minutes. Each belt’s tubular airbag inflates with cold compressed gas. The company supplies a line of high-quality radiator products to a growing clientele of original equipment manufacturers and assemblers here in the Philippines and abroad. These display units will also be offered at a special discount on the last day of the 2012 MIAS. Another key component of the program will be a special presentation on the dangers of “Riding Under the Influence of Alcohol”. the company behind 'Evercool. on a first-come. The AVT booth will also showcase AVT navigation devices and other multimedia systems customized for various vehicle models. Giving Back: Making CSR and Sustainability a way of life in Petron” strategy along with the Best in Environment and Sustainable Development Special Award for its “Measuring. The Special Award for Environment and Sustainable Development cited the company’s initiatives to preserve and protect the environment and promote sustainable de- S afe-T-Ryders Training Center will be holding its second Biker Meet-Up on Saturday.' a leading name in automotive and industrial radiators. first-served basis. March 24 at the Quezon Memo- P PETRON President Eric O. Roberts AIPMC launched the first Evercool in 1993. etc. For additional concerns and inquiries.0L GTDi XLT offers a Ford technology unique in the automotive industry in the first-ever inflatable second-row seat belts. Roxas Boulevard. T It also features a stylish top-load sunroof that provides a more open and relaxed ambiance for the rear passenger. particularly in effectively managing its water use and consumption. Brilliant Silver. According to founder Arnel Doria. and has since grown to develop a wide range of high-quality radiators for all segments of the market." velopment in Bataan. This. The Explorer 2.m. giving them an opportunity to dialogue on issues related to traffic regulations.ph. Although there has been no reported occurrence of failures on the steering column. "The Bikers Meet-Up program is part of our campaign not only to promote safety awareness but also to engage club members in the active campaign to breed more responsible and disciplined bikers. Sapphire Black. He said that all the Mitsubishi Motors Philippines service centers nationwide have been alerted to conduct the inspection and do the necessary repairs on all affected units. Erni (3rd from left). and others. Monday to Friday. and interior style. Menorca (2nd from right). The Nissan Teana carries the globally renowned VQ-V6 engine – the only engine to be included in the coveted Ward’s 10 best engines list for 14 consecutive years. multimedia functionality and voice prompt technology. SMCCorporate HR Head Ma. Suansing will once again listen to the bikers from Quezon City. SD card slot. These include custom head units for the Honda CRV and Civic. AVT Navigation Promo At MIAS Since the introduction of the AVT Navigator as the country’s first portable GPS navigation system with extensive local support for updated maps. Hikosaburo Shibata. industrial equipment. the AVT Navigator product range has seen increased demand from motorists who appreciate a reliable road guide. Japan to conduct the safety recall. Environment Awards etron Corporation recently marked another milestone as it bagged two distinctions from the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP). Greening. which flows through a specially designed buckle from a cylinder housed below the seat. class-leading hospitality and comfort. Petron Marketing AVP Ana M. but to help prevent injuries to occupants when a crash is unavoidable. The all-new Nissan Teana 3.0L GTDi XLT combines – all at once – our best technologies to not only help prevent a crash. thus the advanced restraint system is designed to help reduce such injuries. European design. com.m. Safety Recall Campaign For Fuzion itsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) recently announced to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) that it will have a special safety recall of the Mitsubishi Fuzion model sold from June 2007 to February 2012. Elantra. MMPC was informed that some batches of steering column intermediate shafts produced between 2007 to 2012 were suspected to have insufficient welding that may result to failure. Users can add favorite and home locations so it’s easy to get back from unfamiliar places. The safety recall is to inspect and replace (if needed) the steering column intermediate shaft. VP for marketing and sales.

his personal use when he visits the the daughter of Saldes. dealer development manager. not driven a pickup before (his car Two other participants had never is a Honda CR-V). which it “boarded” and then with its weight. John Marciales (with niece Cheska. the FIA GT1 World Championship. teaches in a local university. The Citroen Total World Rally Team enjoyed a clean sweep as second place was secured by Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen. IPC SVP Art Balmadrid with Alvin & Alexis Guinanao. The D-Max had been purchased for the burger chain operation in Cotabato. Ofelia) from Pampanga. course.” Pepito uses the D-Max for his rice mill business in Porac. Sisters-in-law Julia and Doreen said they were “very impressed with the performance of the D-Max in 4x4 Land. exclusive distributors of Motul Oil and Lubricants. Superbike. Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. to Gensan and Davao – on Doreen’s D-Max. Drift. I was drawn to it by its very quiet engine. and adventure celebrities have learned skills in 4x4 driving – was “exhilirating!” That impression comes from Jose Antonio Pardo. And there was the station that demonstrated that the D-Max can also tilt sideward – when driving across a steep incline. They were: Pepito Marcelo (with his wife. Saldes. the Floating Market. their mother. recently set the fastest land speed record at the recently concluded Autoindustriya Speedfest held at the former Subic International Airport. Endurance. 2012 F5 4x4 Winners ROAD SENSE PINKY CONCHA COLMENARES t’s a good feeling that floats around when you’re with winners – and it does not matter if they won a raffle. I who works in the family burger chain business. Art Balmadrid. After using the pickup for a few months.Drive Motoring • Racing EVERY FRIDAY • March 23. for example.” Julia said. Autoplus is giving something back to its loyal patrons by way of slashing the price of its top three oil products. advertising supervisor. the call. who said the off-road terrain was familiar to him. PEPITO and Ofelia Marcelo. Except for Pepito Marcelo.6-kilometer runway. a singing contest. he has been endeared to it by its fuel efficient engine. As the French company celebrates its 160th year anniversary in 2013. Naturally.” For them that was a fun ride they truly “loved!” – and nothing compared to their regular 160-km drive from Maitum. I had the pleasure of being with the five winners --and their companions – of an all-expense trip to Isuzu 4x4 Land in Pattaya.S. the other drivers have never maneuvered vehicles through off-road terrain. Dubbed as the Motul Sebastian Loeb Wins Rally Mexico T four. except Pepito. IOM TT. ARTIST's perspective of the 4x4 Land. but Jose Antonio said it had already been driven to Zamboanga. IRC. five and six program. who announcement. World MX. putting the driver an arm’s length from a pool of water below. Supercross. like we are very special. until Isuzu formally made the John Marciales from Kalibo. piloted his car to a blistering 330. As Dorren and Julia said: “IPC treated us like royalty. “My father always had an Isuzu vehicle. Cheska. F1 Boat and scores of other motorsports competition. Motul is supporting teams in international competitions such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Rallycross. a used in a farm enterprise. Motul’s Multipower. It does not even show that advertisements had anything to do with their choices. World Superbike. Alexis. Of course that also came with the “inspiration” of observing the DMax which Doreen had purchased a year ago – and was driving to and from Davao and Gensan to Maitum. Pikes Peak. this one did not involve 4x4 experts. a 100 percent synthetic oil for gasoline engines car newly priced at P500/liter from previous price of P640/liter and Motul’s Specific CRDi oil. Formula Nippon. to a choice of which brand to buy. passport – traveled impressive. When he was informed that a phone call informing them of the he won a trip to Thailand. or a life challenge. “But most of all. the UN peace keeping volunteers. manipulated the bridge to tilt to touch the ground on the other side of the canal – so that it could now drive off to stable ground. the JOHN and Cheska Marciales. carrying cement (she is building a house). a semi-synthetic oil for gasoline and diesel cars will now be priced at P400 per liter from previous price of P500 per liter.” That is the Isuzu D-Max which his father purchased from the Isuzu General Santos dealership in October 2011. To them. and Mylene Gimutao. the Thai Village Show. . But more who had purchased the D-Max to be impressive is the fact that Alvin. Sarangani. terrain – Alvin and John.S. Super GT. Unlike other 4x4 events that I’ve covered.” he said after driving through the 13 stations in the newlyrenovated 4x4 Land. 30. while Citroen has extended its lead in the Manufacturers’ rankings. the five couples will always remember that extraordinary trip to Thailand – to the Chao Phraya Princess Cruise. Loeb and Hirvonen remain first and second in the Drivers’ World Championship standings. the always-fun-to-be-with Rico Macalintal. should it be stolen. claimed that the excellent lubricating properties of Motul provided the necessary protection and power that allowed the car to exceed its limits. Pepito said he was attracted to the pickup’s rear view camera and a gadget that could track the location the vehicle. Last week.7 kilometers per hour down the 1. Alexis) from Magallon in Negros Occ. They just radiate an air that makes them pleasant company. Pacho Blanco. Dakar. DOREEN Rudes and Julia Strong. His pride showed in a story he related – he kept “pace with a 6-cyliner Ford Expedition at the Batangas STAR” and he felt that “there was more power – even at 150 kph!” The mother-and-son tandem – Pilar and Jose Antonio – knew about off-road terrain but not in the serious degree that was demonstrated at the 4x4 Land. followed by Motul’s H-tech 100. who had taken Bangkok – just to enjoy his prize! the time to fill the raffle coupon at Alvin had never owned a pickup until the showroom while the purchase of he purchased a D-Max from the Isuzu the pickup was being completed.. Edited by ANJO PEREZ Tuned Ford GT Sets Record he Ford GT of tuning firm Autoplus Sportzentrium. “I was impressed by what it can do. who is IPC assistant division head. senior vice president. The winning entry could from the U. who is 84. He described the roads he traverses in the Cordillera mountains. personally chose the D-Max because of its form. the adventure traveler. Aklan. whose father is the owner of the winning entry) from Kalibo. the charming and interesting conversationalist. of ISUZU D-Max at 4x4 Land. through 1. experience of driving or even just riding through the famous 4x4 Land in Pattaya – where Thailand’s police force. with his was one of those scams and ignored sister. And dealer in Bacolod late last year. Jose Antonio. corporate communications manager. 14. had answered country. managing partner of Autoplus. The five winners purchased an Isuzu D-Max in the last quarter of 2011 and won the trip from Isuzu Philippines. And we enjoyed the experience!” I enjoyed the experience too. for his companion in the trip. The mother of Julia and Doreen. Selma Reisland Rudes) from Sarangani. After all it is not often that one travels in the pleasant company of winners and the IPC executives led by my good friend. so we just naturally followed. a 100 percent synthetic base oil for CRDi diesel cars newly priced at P600/liter from previous price of P800/liter. Boasting of a dyno-tested 872bhp lurking under the hood of his Ford GT. Carlos Gono.” Pepito said. Clearly. and to the Siam Niramit Show. the winners all had an extraordinary ride. he flew winning entry. to Manila and then to be credited to John. Cotabato. Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena produced another heroic performance to claim their 69th career win at the Rally Mexico a fortnight ago. Alvin Guinanao (with sister. IPC's Joseph Bautista and Timmy de Leon inside the D-Max. One of the more challenging stations was the 10-meter climb on a steep hill which tilted the D-Max 49 degrees downhill – a detail that the Isuzu instructor emphasized.300 kilometers of various roads – a 12-hour drive which his father accomplished alone. who said the 4x4 drive taught him to “always trust your vehicle. That must be what trusting one’s vehicle means. MotoGP. and Julia Rudes Strong and Doreen Manos Rudes (representing the D-Max owner. Pilar Pardo (with son. Jose Antonio) from Koronadal. Sarangani at least twice a week. She at first thought it home and joined the group. chief mechanic of Autoplus. The most daring feat that pickup performed was traversing a balancing bridge. Timmy de Leon. had The reasons why the winners chose the D-Max are interesting and shows how regular buyers come PILAR Pardo with son. Thailand. He said nurse working in California – and the performance of the D-Max was holding a U. where “the tires stood an inch from the cliff. He was in that experienced driving through off-road trip to represent his brother. Joseph Bautista.

Vettel was able to overtake Hamilton on the restart and finished in third place. at subsidized cost. Button. EVERY FRIDAY • March 23. Button controlled the race towards his 13th F1 victory and his third in Australia. he made contact with Pastor Maldonado’s car breaking his front suspension in the process and ending his race.” Button said after the race. Philippine International Karting Association (PIKA). KZone and TimeZone in the thrust of discovering future karting champions and continuing the transition of talents to intensify the development of Philippine motorsports.” TRS president JP Tuason said. “We believe motorsports is the next sport that Filipinos will excel in globally. The screening is set on April 1 and 15 at the Carmona Racetrack in Cavite. The Formula One circus moves to Sepang Circuit in Malaysia this weekend for the second round of the F1 World Championship. who started from second on the grid. snatched the lead from teammate Lewis Hamilton at the start and never looked back until the chequered flag. OMP. Castrol and Tuason Racing School got the support of corporate sponsors BMW. who started from pole. Among the hundreds of aspirants. AUTS Racing. The guys have done an amazing job.” Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel recovered from a dreary qualifying performance to take second place — thanks to Safety Car Period when Vitaly Petrov’s car came to a complete stop in a dangerous position on the straight fronting the grandstand. A couple of laps later. had a lackluster start and was forced to tuck in behind his teammate.” Vettel said. COF is a grassroots karting program that aims to discover potential racing champions. “I decided to stay out when Lewis went into the pits and I think we would have had a crack without the safety car. It’s a pretty amazing day. Button forcefully powered his MP4-27 off the grid – getting maximum traction enabling him to take the lead as the cars entered Turn 1. oung kids aged seven to 13 years old have a chance to live up their racing dreams as Castrol Philippines and Tuason Racing School. Lifeline Ambulance. Industria Racing. “Every win means a lot. As the red lights went out. This is the first step to ensure that. the country’s longest running professional racing school and one of the premier racing schools in Asia. A big thank you to everyone at Woking for this victory. We hope that one of them will rise to be the next Karter of the Year and possibly a F1 world racing champion. Automobile Y Association Philippines. Australia. “The number of aspiring young kids who joined the first batch is really quite inspiring. Hamilton. the two main project proponents. And we consider this as a big step in the fulfillment of our dream of seeing a future Filipino champion in the Formula One Racing scene. From there on. The karting clinics will provide these young aspiring racing wannabes the basics of racing and other techniques under the tutelage of multi-titled champions JP and Mike Tuason. got swallowed up by the mid-pack and lost several places. two young drivers will be selected and will be given the chance to race. 2012 Button Wins F1 Season Opener M Lotus driver Romain Grosjean who started from third. . in the three legs of the COF Race series starting on Search For Young Racers On April 22.F6 Edited by ANJO PEREZ Drive Motoring • Racing cLaren Mercedes driver Jenson Button drove a brilliant race last Sunday to win the Formula One season opener in Melbourne. stage the second “Castrol Champions of the Future” (COF).” said Castrol president Mars Sota. “It’s nice to come away with victory in the first race of the new season. This year. This win will definitely help them push hard.

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