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MONDAY, October 4, 2010

Vol. 4 No. 87 • 8 pages www.commuterexpress.ph

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NSO CITIZEN SERVICE JOINS THE KASALAN 2010
MANG INASAL OPENS 300TH BRANCH
Mr. Henry Sy, Sr. and his wife Mrs. Elizabeth Sy cut the ribbon during the grand opening of Mang Inasal’s 300th branch last October 1, 2010 in Asia’s biggest mall located at the ground oor, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia. This is the 2nd branch of Mang Inasal in the SM Mall of Asia complex. In photo from left to right (back) are Mang Inasal ‘s Ferdinand Sia., President / COO; Edgar Sia II, Chairman / CEO; with their franchisees, Mrs. Candida Cuazon and Tommy Cuazon.

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GEORGINA’S CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH JOHN MAYER PAGE 4

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Sabwatan ng mga traffic enforcers at illegal towing company
0922865xxxx – Sir Raffy may sabwatang negosyo po ang mga pulis, MMDA at ang towing company dito. Ang panghahatak ng truck ang siyang ginagawa nilang modus upang makapangotong sa mga drayber. Alam ko po ito dahil isa ako sa naging biktima ng ganyang modus. 0922557xxxx – Sir gusto ko po sanang mabigyang pansin ang lugar namin na pinamumunuan ni alias SPO2 alyas "Apin" na siyang kilala sa pagpapatakbo ng jueteng dito sa Bagong Tanyag Proper, Taguig City. Nagkalat pa rin po sa lugar namin ang mga kabo ni SPO2 kahit na ipinagbawal na ng pamahalaan ang ilegal na sugal. Napakayabang pa po ni SPO2 dahil ipinagmamalaki pa niya na kahit saan dito ay malakas sila. 0915820xxxx – Sir, ang barangay captain ng barangay official po ng 81 zone 10 ng Pasay City ay nakatira na po mismo sa barangay hall. Dahil doon siya tumitira, lahat ng konsumo niya ng tubig at kuryente ang barangay ang nagbabayad. Walang makapagsumbong sa kanya dahil alam ng lahat na malakas ang kapit niya sa city hall. Sana po ay maimbestigahan siya. 0919870xxxx – Pakigising lang po ang Llanera Central School sa Nueva Ecija dahil sa buwanang paniningil ng mga bayarin sa estudyante – test paper P40, security guard P60, kuryente P120, xerox reading P10, project na tv P150. Tapos kapag ang parent po ay hindi nakadalo sa meeting ay pinagbabayad ng penalty na P50. Dalawa po ang pinapaaral kong estudyante, kaya’t mabigat po para sa isang magbubukid na katulad ko na bayaran ang lahat ng hinihinging bayarin ng eskwelahan na sa aking palagay ay hindi dapat ipabalikat sa estudyante at magulang. 0908214xxxx – Sir Raffy hihingi po ako sa inyo ng tulong. Two years na po kasi mula ng maaksidente ang aking ina at anak, hanggang sa ngayon ay hindi pa matapos ang kaso dahil nagtatago na po ang nakaaksidente sa kanila. Gusto po sana naming mahanap si Markwin ng Kuliat, Quezon City upang maharap ang kanyang resposibilidad sa naaksidente niya. Sana po ay matulungan niyo kami sir na mabigyan ng katarungan. *** Ang WANTED SA RADYO ay mapapakinggan Lunes hanggang Biyernes, 2:00-4:00 pm sa 558 kHz DZXL.

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Ang imoral na si Damaso!

ang barangay captain namin dito sa barangay Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City. Sana naman ay bigyan niya ng pansin ang talamak na cara y cruz at mahjong dito sa TS Cruz subdivision. Masyado na pong lantaran at walang tigil mapaaraw man o gabi ang pagsusugal. Sana ay magkaroon naman po ng katahimikan ang aming lugar. 0910727xxxx – Idol, gusto ko pong ireklamo iyong government channel sa kadahilanang sila ay nagpalabas ng malaswang movie noong madaling araw ng Lunes, September 27. 0920555xxxx – Pakibigyan po ng aksyon ang talamak na video karera dito sa East and West Floodway Taytay, Rizal. Isang police po ang operator nito at alam ito maging ng mga barangay official. Nakikita rin pong nagagamit pa nila ang police mobile sa pag-pick up ng pera. 0923595xxxx – Irereklamo ko po

Dagdagan ang sahod ng mga guro
PABOR na pabor ako sa inihaing panukalang batas ni Rep. Susan Yap ng ikalawang distrito ng Tarlac na naglalayong dagdagan ang sahod ng mga guro ng P9,000.00 mula sa kasalakuyang P12,026 sahod kada buwan kahit ito ay iminumungkahi niyang hatiin ito sa tatlong bigay sa loob ng tatlong taon. Siyempre, ang mahigit P20,000.00 Ni Nelson S. pagkaraan ng tatlong taon ay posibleng hindi na sapat na panggastos dahil sa patuloy na pagtaas ng gastusin natin sa pang-araw-araw na pamumuhay. Pero mas mainam na ang tatlong bigay ng P9,000 kaysa walang umento sa loob ng tatlong taon. Tandaan natin na taun-taon humihina ang “kapangyarihan” ng piso bunga ng paghina ng halaga nito dahil sa maraming paktor na pumupuluput sa pera ng Pilipinas. Dalawa ang dahilan kung bakit ako pabor. Una, usapin ng ekonomiya. Ikalawa, iminamando ng Saligang-Batas. Ang ibig sabihin ng dalawa ay pangangailangan at karapatan. Isa-isahin natin. Una, sa usapin ng ekonomiya ay walang dudang wastong itaas ang sahod Badilla, M.P.A. ng mga guro lalo na iyong ang sahod ay P12,026 (wala pa ang buwis, kaltas ng GSIS, kaltas ng Philhealth, kaltas ng Pag-ibig, at iba pa) dahil hindi na sasapat ang napakababang sahod nila bawat buwan. Ang take-home pay na mas mababa sa P12,026 ay hindi na magkakasya sa loob ng isang buwan kahit pa sabihin nating ang asawa niya ay parehas ang sahod dahil masyado nang napakataas ng presyo ng mga batayang bilihin, renta sa bahay, bayad sa kuryente, bayad sa tubig, pang-araw-araw na pamasahe, pagkain, gastos araw-araw ng ipagpalagay natin dalawang anak na nag-aaral sa elementary, at iba't iba pang mga gastusin. Kailangang-kailangan dagdagan dahil bukod sa mga nabanggit ko ay kailangang-kailangan din ng mga guro ng sapat na pondo para sa regular na pagpapakonsulta sa duktor ng buong miyembro ng pamilya, regular na pagpapakonsulta sa dentista ng buong miyembro ng pamilya, sa mga gastusin sa pag-aaral ng kanilang mga anak (bukod sa pang-araw-araw na pamasahe at pagkain), at iba pa. Kung hindi madadagdagan ang sahod ng mga guro lalo na iyong nasa P12,026 lamang kada buwan ay tiyak na mabubuhay ang mga ganitong guro na ubod nang higpit ang pagkakatali ng sinturon. Dahil sa sobrang higpit ng sinturon ay hirap na ang mga guro dahil lumilitaw na sikil na sikil ang kanilang buhay. Ikalawa, iminamando ng Saligang-Batas. Ipinaalala ni Rep. Susan Yap na iminamando ng Saligang tBatas na patakaran ng pamahalaan ng Republika ng Pilipinas na prayoridad ng pamahalaan na maglaan ng pinakamalaking halaga sa edukasyon. Itutuloy

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INDI na bago ang away ng s i m b a han at gobyerno sa isyu ng Reproductive Health kung saan pinagtatalunan ang paggamit ng artificial methods sa pagpaplano ng pamilya. Ang Quezon City ang isa sa mga unang syudad na sumuong sa debateng ito, sa gitna ng banta ng pag-alis ng suporta ng simbahan sa political careers ng mga pulitikong magsusulong sa kontrobersyal na Reproductive Health ordinance. Noong huling termino ko bilang Majority Floor Leader ng QC Council, ipinasa namin ang RH Ordinance sa QC. Naging makasaysayan pa ito kasi overwhelming majority ang botong nakuha namin at isa lang ang konsehal na hindi bumoto pabor dito. Kinalingguhan, ipinaskil sa harap ng simbahan ang aming mga pangalan na para kaming ipapako sa krus dahil kalaban kami ng Simbahan. Umangat ulit ang usapin ng hindi pagkakaunawan ng Simbahan at Pamahalaan sa isyu ng RH nitong nakaraaang mga araw dahil sa iskandalong nilikha ng isang tour guide sa Intramuros na si Carlos Celdran na nag-protesta sa loob mismo ng simbahan laban sa sinasabi nyang pakikialam ng Simbahan sa isyu ng RH na dapat daw ay isyu lang ng gobyerno. Sa gitna mismo ng misa, inilabas ni Celdran ang isang placard na may nakasulat na “DAMASO” na sa interpretasyon ng marami ay pasaring sa pakikialam ng mga pari dahil sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas, si Damaso ay isang immoral na paring Kastila na pakialamero sa pamahalaang Pilipinas. Hati ang opinyon ng mga tao tungkol sa ginawa ni Celdran. Para sa akin, may karapatan man si Celdran na ipaglaban ang kanyang paniniwala, hindi ako sang-ayon sa mga Katoliko na nagsasabing tama ang ginawang pag-protesta ni Celdran sa gitna ng isang sagradong misa. Oo, epektibo ang ginawa nya kung ang paguusapan ay atensyon. Sumikat sya at sumikat ang laban para sa pagsusulong ng RH Bill sa Kongreso. Pero ano ang nagawa nito sa itinuturo nating paggalang sa religious rights, ano ang damage nito sa itinuturo ng mga Katoliko sa kabataan na pagpapahalaga sa kasagraduhan ng Misa? Pwede naman sana na tumayo na lang si Celdran sa harap ng Simbahan dala-dala ang kanyang placard na “DAMASO,” pareho din ang atensyong nakuha nya sana, hindi nga lang siguro sya nakulong. Maraming tanong sa isip ng mga katoliko ngayon. Ma-imagine mo ba na may gumawa ng kagaya ng ginawa ni Celdran sa loob ng Simbahan ng Iglesya ni Cristo? O kaya ay sa isang Mosque ng Islam? O kaya ay sa isang Monasteryo ng mga Monks? Mas malaya ba ang mga Katoliko sa pagpapahayag ng kanilang damdamin o mas maluwang sa pagdisiplina? May iba naman na nagsasabi na baka kasi sumosobra na rin sa panghihimasok sa pulitika ang ating mga kapariang Katoliko kaya ganito din ang balik sa kanila. Pero ako, iba ang nasa puso ko sa mga oras na ito. Noon kasing ipinaglaban namin ang RH Ordinance sa QC ay may nagtanong sa akin – “Paano kung tama ang Simbahan, Ariel? Paano kung may impyerno at mapupunta ka doon dahil sinuway mo ang gusto ng mga pari?” May sagot na rin naman ako, at ito ay galing sa paboritong kanta ni Ninoy Aquino – “I am willing to march into hell, for a heavenly cause.” Dahil sa nakikita kong kahirapan ng ating mga kababayan, lalo ang kababaihan, na kulang sa pagkalinga ng pamahalaan sa usapin ng kalusugan at maternal health, naniniwala ako na panahon na ng RH Law, kailangan natin ngayon ang matibay na batas para sa Reproductive Health! Mag-text po kayo sa akin tungkol sa usaping ito sa 09215186724. O kaya ay email sa: [email protected]

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“Assuming that they (AES) get the permits, they hope to start construction next year and the plan will be ready by 2014,” Almendras said. Almendras admitted that AES had long wanted to expand its operations in the Philippines but hesitated due to some unknown concerns. He said AES officials visited him prior to the US trip and asked about the Aquino government's reform programs and how government intends to encourage investments. “After that meeting, they said they are willing to commit (the expansion),” Almendras said. Almendras said Aquino wanted to announce only committed projects even if the US trip succeeded in generating strong foreign investor interest. The Energy Department has been courting investors to finance power generation projects that would secure the government's long-term energy requirements. The Philippines needs around 16,550 megawatts of additional capacity by 2030, of which around 11,900 MW will have to be put in place in Luzon. At around US$ 1.5 million per MW, that would need an investment of a staggering US$ 24.825 billion between now and 2030. Angela Nolasco

RP back on US business radar
FOLLOWING the official visit of President Aquino to the United States, the government succeeded in reviving the interest of US investors, particularly in the power sector. Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras said US investors have expressed keen interest in 32 energy projects offered by the Aquino administration during the President’s recent visit to the US. Almendras said that most of the 32 energy projects that were offered to US investors for possible investments were for “power generation” comprised of traditional and renewable energy power projects. Some of the projects also involve oil and gas exploration. “I think the real success of the US trip beyond the numbers is the attention we seem to have gotten back to the Philippines. The sense of focus that people are taking notice of the Philippines again and there are analysts saying, ‘yes, we're back in the ball’,” the energy chief said. The government succeeded in bringing in committed investments of worth US$ 2.8 billion during the President's recent trip to the US. Of the total investment, AES Corp. of the US committed US$ 1 billion for the expansion of the 600 MW Calaca coal- fired project to produce another 600 MW.

Youngest district collector reappointed

Port of Manila District Collector Atty. Rogel C. Gatchalian has been reappointed by President Aquino due to his exemplary performance that made him the top collector in the entire Bureau of Customs (BOC) with a January to September surplus collection of P4.4 billion. Gatchalian, who took his oath of office before Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Sept. 29, was also effective in the anti-smuggling drive. Prior to his appointment as district collector of the POM in November 2009, Atty. Gatchalian was the Chief of the Prosecution & Litigation Division and the Run After the Smugglers (RATS) Group of the BOC.

Air Force acquires new aircrafts
FOUR new trainer aircraft are due for delivery to the Philippine Air Force this month, a development which authorities said will help solve their problem on the growing number of officers waiting for their turn for an actual flying course. Air Force spokesman Lt. Col. Miguel Ernesto Okol said the four SF-260F Marchetti will be a boost to the training capability of the Air Force, which he said has only about 20 trainer aircraft in its inventory at present. Okol said the four aircraft is part of the 18 propeller-type aircraft which the Air Force is acquiring from the Agusta of Italy, through the military’s modernization program. The 14 others, he said, will be delivered in the coming months. Okol said Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Oscar Rabena will most likely receive the four aircraft. “Hopefully this month, four will be delivered…We are still waiting for the final word on when this will be received (by the Air Force),” he said. Okol amitted that the Air Force is lacking in trainer aircraft, causing at least 150 to 170 Air Force officers to line up for an actual training to fly an aircraft. Okol noted that officers, prior to their formal commissioning into the Air Force, are only exposed to simulators and given education on aerodynamics and other lessons that are related to flying. After entering the Air Force, he said they wait their turn for the actual flying course. Ronnie Santos

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) ordered the review of all contracts entered into during the previous administration, including the printing of arrival and departure (A/D) cards being distributed to international passengers, to determine their legality and effectiveness in contributing to the achievement of the bureau’s goals. Immigration officer-in-charge Ronaldo Ledesma said the reviews are meant to ensure that the contracts do not cause undue harm to the government and the public. In the case of the A/D cards, Ledesma said the government does not spend a single centavo for their printing. He said the supplier merely relies on the advertisements that are printed on allotted portions of the cards to generate income. “At any rate, we are reviewing the contract to check if there are indeed irregularities as alleged by some sectors,” the immigration chief said.

BI reviews airport card deal

Bill to rid medical practice of misfits
A LAWMAkER has filed a bill that seeks to rid the medical profession of so-called misfits, or those who are negligent in their practice, through a strong collaboration with the Philippine Medical Association (PMA). Under House Bull 413 authored by Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara (Lone District, Aurora), the PMA will become the integrated professional medical organization and all physicians wanting to practice medicine shall be required to become members of the organization. The PMA, an umbrella organization of doctors licensed to practice medicine in the Philippines, currently has 28,000 physician-members. It was established on September 15, 1903 and is registered with the SEC. Angara said verified complaints may be filed before the PMA against a doctor based on certain grounds, including gross negligence, ignorance or incompetence in the practice of their profession resulting in death or physical injury to a person, and conviction by a court of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude, immoral or dishonorable conduct. Other bases of complaints are insanity, fraud, addiction to alcoholic beverages or drugs, false, performing or aiding in criminal abortion and issuing false medical certificate. Also prohibited are the issuance of statement or spreading news or rumor derogatory to the character of another physician, aiding or acting as a dummy for unqualified or unregistered persons in practicing medicine, and violation of the PMA Code of Ethics. “The negligent acts of doctors lead to a spate of incidents wherein patients either died, were maimed, scarred or suffered physical injuries,” Angara noted. Penalties include reprimand, suspension or expulsion. All cases may not be discussed or taken in any forum until resolved with finality.

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ban po niya ako at ayaw niya akong matanggal, parang napaka-thankful ako sa kanya. Siguro naramdaman niya na hindi lang ako…. Kasi parang first elimination and second elimination dancing lang po. Hindi pa niya ako nakikitang umarte o kumanta. Siguro parang mas gusto pa ni….nabibitin pa si Ms. Annabelle na gusto pa niyang makakita sa akin ng iba pang talent. Siguro gano’n po. Pero okay lang po sa akin,” wika ni Paul na nagsabing nalaman niyang bet siya dahil nagkaayos na sila. Si Alex mismo ang nagsabing okay na sila ni Nadia at maging ang mga anak nito na sina Alyana and Anyka. Nag-away ang dalawa dahil sa tsikang nilalait daw ni Alex ang mga anak ni Nadia at sinabihan daw niya ito ng pangit at mukhang camel toe. Pero sa taping ng Paparazzi last Saturday ay nalaman naming naimbiyerna na naman si Nadia dahil panay raw ang painterbyu ni Alex tungkol doon. Ayaw na niya kasing makaladkad ang mga anak niya sa interbyu ni Alex. Ipinagtanggol naman ni Tita Cristy Fermin si Alex sa pagsasabing isang beses lang nagsalita si Alex tungkol sa issue at ito ay noong Huwebes sa Juicy.

Georgina Wilson’s close encounter with John Mayer

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ONGGA si Georgina Wilson. Imagine, si John Mayer pa mismo ang nagbigay ng personal telephone number niya kay Georgina. Ikinuwento ni DJ Moe ang eksenang nangyari sa pagitan nina Georgina at John sa taping ng Paparazzi noong Sabado kung saan isa kami sa imbitadong press. “Na-meet niya si John Mayer. Tanong ni Georgina in English: ‘John Mayer bakit mo naman sinara ‘yung Twitter account mo?’ Sabi naman ni John Mayer, “You don’t need my Twitter account. Here’s my personal number,” kuwento ni DJ Mo. *** Last Saturday ay nagulat kami nang mapanood namin sina John Lloyd Cruz at Shaina Magdayao sa Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman. Kapamilya talents ang dalawa at talagang nakakagulat ang kanilang page-guest sa show ni Kuya Germs. Pero dahil birthday ng master showman ay pinayagan sila ng kanilang manager. “Nagpaalam po ako at salamat po at pinayagan ako,” sabi ni John

By Alex Brosas
Lloyd habang nag-thank you naman si Shaina kay Mariole Alberto ng Star Magic sa pagpayag na umapir siya sa GMA show. Si Shaina ay nagkapag-promote pa ng kanyang show sa Dos, ang Alyna, pero hindi si John Lloyd. Ang tanging nagsabi lang nito ay abangan na lang ang show niya na maguumpisa sa ere today. Of course, ang tinutukoy niya ay ang Imortal na pinagbibidahan nila ni Angel Locsin na magsisimula na today.

Hindi siguro pinayagang banggitin ang bagong show ni John na Imortal. *** Aksidente lang ang interview namin sa natsuging Star Factor contestant na si Paul Montecillo na sinasabing bet ni Annabelle Rama na manatili sa show. Nag-walkout nga si Tita Annabelle dahil tsinugi si Paul. “Mga dong at day, i'm sooo stress kaya hindi ako nakapag-tweet buong araw, nag-walkout ako kagabi sa taping ng ‘star factor’, sooo depressed,” sabi ni Tita Annabelle sa kanyang Twitter account. “Siguro po, gusto niya ako kasi…Noong una po natakot ako sa kanya. Tapos, noong nalaman ko nga po na ipinaglala-

ng madir nina Ruffa at Richard sa staff mismo ng Star Factor. Nainterbyu namin si Paul during break sa rehearsal ng play na Juana La Loca kung saan bida si Cecille Guidote-Alvarez. Anak ni Cecille ang role ni Paul dito. Okay lang naman kay Paul ang kanyang pagkatsugi sa show. Wala naman siyang masamang sinabi laban kay direk Joey Reyes na ayaw sa kanya na manatili sa show. “Siguro lang po hindi niya lang ako gusto. Pero natsa-challenge po ako kay direk Joey na ipakita ko ‘yung mas kaya ko, na i-prove ko na mas magaling ako kaysa sa mga natira. Hindi naman po ako nagtatampo o galit sa kanya. Gusto kong mapatunayan hindi lang kay direk Joey Reyes…gusto kong mapatunayan sa sarili ko na kaya ko talagang maging artista. Ginusto ko talaga ang maging artista at alam ko sa sarili ko na kaya ko. Parang feeling ko, konti na lang, ito na ‘to. Gagawin ko lahat para magustuhan ninyo ako.” *** Napanood naming ang Juicy last week at ang akala namin ay okay na sina Alex Gonzaga at Nadia Montenegro

“You don’t need my Twitter account. Here’s my personal number”

GEORGINA WILSON

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total control. You determine where things can go - where they can start, where they can stop. It starts with you, and it really does get better.” An investigation into Clementi's death is currently underway by cops. *** We spotted 17-yearold Miley Cyrus wearing a pair of denim hotpants and cropped top for a night at Voyeur in Hollywood. It almost looks like she’s patrolling for clients...what do you think of this white trash look? The star was hidden as she left the club and bundled into a car by friends who shielded her from the cameras. The singer/actress recently posted a video addressing various rumors. She explained, “No, I’m not engaged. No, I’m not getting engaged anytime soon... Miley doesn’t need to do anything but sit and chill and enjoy life.”

lyssa milano lames bad parenting n Lindsay Lohan case
ing roles in sci-fi thriller Jumper and 2009's New York, I Love You. But Bilson, who recently made a guest appearance on comedy How I Met Your Mother, is returning to TV schedules once again after signing on for Ghost Angeles, about a young Los Angeles woman who can talk to the dead, reports Deadline.com. *** Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres has spoken of her devastation over the death of a gay teenager who killed himself after he was “outed” on the internet. Tyler Clementi, 18, took his own life after a roommate allegedly videoed him having sex with another male and
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posted the footage on the web. The news comes after three similar incidents in which gay American teenagers have committed suicide after being bullied. Openly gay talk show host DeGeneres has expressed her sadness at Clementi’s death and made a public appeal to prevent any more tragedies. She says: “I am

ALYSSA MILANO

devastated over the death of 18-year-old Tyler Clementi. He was outed as being gay on the internet and he killed himself... One life lost in this senseless way is tragic. Something must be done. This needs to be a wake up call to everyone that teenage bullying and teasing is an epidemic in this country, and the death

rate is climbing. We have an obligation to change this.” R&B singer Ciara has also spoken out in a bid to help vulnerable teenagers. In a special YouTube.com video she recorded with MTV VJ La La Vazquez, she says: “You gotta know that your life is in your hands; you determine your destiny. You're in

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23. Bansag sa galunggong 24. Talikuran 26. Talilis 27. Unlapi 28. Ihasik 30. Kahoy 31. Pangalan ng lalaki 32. Inakay 33. Inigi 34. Biskwit ng Cebu PABABA 1. Ibaon

Oktoberfest at the lobby lounge of Traders Hotel
OKTOBerFesT is here in Manila! From October 1 to 31, everyone can share in the merriment of the German drinking tradition that has captivated the world and celebrate the festival in a cozy, happy place along the bay area. This is the lobby lounge of Traders Hotel, Manila This year, you can party at the lobby lounge for only Php 588++ to enjoy 6 bottles of local beers with pica-pica., or 6 mugs (500ml) of draft beer with picapica. You may also indulge in the imported package of Php 688++ for 6 bottles/cans of imported beers and pair it with any of the sumptuous specialty menu just for Oktoberfest: BBQ baby back ribs served on a piping hot sizzler with BBQ sauce, Fisherman’s platter, breaded shrimp, squid rings and fish fingers served with French fries and tartar sauce), Grilled bockwurst accompanied by sautéed potatoes and red cabbage, Half or quarter chicken, grilled with blackening spices or fried with Cajun or just plain, served with steak fries or garlic rice, Crispy Pork Pata, our house specialty, and spicy chicken quesadillas, perfectly grilled flour tortilla with a filling of chicken, jalapeno peppers, tomato and cheese served with tomato salsa and sour cream. It’s a good time to call out to your thirsty buddies, family and friends! Book your Oktoberfest gatherings or annual reunions for the entire month. For reservations, please call (63 2) 523 7011 local 2402, or send an e-mail to [email protected]

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lawyers speak at mining conference
WITH mining identified as one of the essential industries expected to fuel economic growth, key players converged at the Mining Philippines 2010 Conference and Exhibition organized by the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines at the Manila Hotel last Sept. 14 – 16, 2010. Quisumbing Torres (QT) partners Emmanuel S. Buenaventura and Dennis A. Quintero discussed critical legal concerns confronting Philippine mining industry players at the panel session themed “Addressing Current Issues” held on the last day of the conference. Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno gave a presentation entitled “Clarifying Rules of Procedure for Environmental Cases” and Patricia Bunye of the Chamber of Mines’ Legal Committee moderated the panel discussion. Emmanuel Buenaventura, partner of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of QT, and lead litigation lawyer handling mining arbitration and dispute resolution work, discussed the new Rules of Procedure on Environmental Cases (“RPEC”) issued by the Philippine Supreme Court on 29 April 2010. He provided the conference with an overview of the civil, criminal and special civil actions on the enforcement or violations of environmental laws. He also discussed the implications of the liberalized rules on standing and citizen’s suits, deferment of payment of filing fees, various innovations for the speedy disposition of cases, environmental protection orders (EPO and TEPO), prohibition on injunction, the writ of kalikasan (environment), the writ of continuing mandamus, the precautionary principle of evidence, and the treatment of cases that are deemed to be a “strategic lawsuit against public participation” (SLAPP) under the RPEC.

Teleserv, the country’s premier Citizen services supports KAsAlAN 2010, now on its 5th year and aiming to expand the horizon of the soon-to-wed couple by gathering in one roof all social event suppliers from the well known and most sought after, from the most expensive to the budget wise packages of all credible suppliers in the field of weddings, debut and parties. Taking place on October 15 to 17, 2010 at Megatrade Hall 1 & 2, sM Megamall, it brings photographers and videographer, caterers and event coordinators, hotels and venues, honeymoon destinations, gowns, make-up artists, cake, musicians, and specialty caterers together in one grand presentation. Teleserv’s NSO Birth Certificate Delivery Helpline (02)737-1111 service will also be featured in the event to provide options for CeNOMAr and Birth certificate processing

NSO citizen service joins the Kasalan 2010

for soon-to-be-weds, to help them save precious preparation time. Almost everything, anyone can dream of having on their special day at KAsAlAN 2010. For this year, the KAsAlAN 2010 soars above all others by launching their Novelty & Gift village plus the Corporate Giveaways suppliers lane definitely an innovation in the events scene. see the different items, products and gift ideas that you can give out on your event or simply as a gift for the holidays. Teleserv is the trusted citizen services partner of the National statistics Office in providing NSO Birth Certificate Delivery Helpline 737-1111 and the Philippine Overseas employment Administration for Balik Mangggagawa OEC Delivery at www. oecdelivery.com.ph. Teleserv has been providing various Citizen services since 2000.

sss upgrades loan program
THe social security system (sss) has upgraded its salary loan program to collect long-overdue loans from delinquent borrowers, which have ballooned to P27.51 billion in the past few years, a top official said. SSS president and chief executive officer Emilio de Quiros Jr. said the pension fund strictly implemented existing salary loan policies to address the problem and planned to collect P19 billion from past-due loans within three years, including the P4.54 billion in 2010. “There are no changes in our policies on salary loans,” he said. “We are following guidelines that have been existing since 2004. These are found at the back of sss’ application forms that members and employers agree to comply with when they file salary loan applications.” Under existing policies, loans are charged 10 percent interest annually for a term of two years and a one percent penalty for overdue payments. Unpaid loans incur continuing interest and penalties.

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Also, barangay-based entrepreneurs who constitute 95 percent of businesses registered with DTI will be benefited with the reduced search time for BN registration. Individuals with multiple outlets in different locations will surely benefit from this new scheme by cutting down on man-hours spent in registering their business. It allows firms resources to be allotted to more productive endeavors, the trade chief said. The “BN-MADE-EASY” scheme targets to encourage prospective micro entrprenuers to pursue the putting up of businesses and avail of many benefits that a legitimate enterprise is entitled to such as obtaining loans and other assistance from the government, Secretary Domingo added. For more information visit www.dti.gov.ph or call DTI Direct 751-3330

Business name registration made easy
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will make it easier and eventually less costly for individual entrepreneurs to register their enterprises, Trade and Industry Secretary Gregory L. Domingo announced. A territorial scheme for business name (BN) registration, he said, shall be established based on four geographic divisions namely: barangay, city/ municipality, regional, and national. “A BN registrant shall be authorized to make use of the said BN within the territory he or she may choose regardless of the number of branches/outlets said registrant may set up within the given territory,” Domingo said. The new registration scheme amends the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulation of Act No. 3883 as amended (The Business Name Law).

Solon says there is no need to raise sin taxes
SIMPLY by adjusting the price classification of cigarettes and liquor to current market realities, the government will be able to generate more revenues from these so-called sin products without the need to raise their taxes. This is the contention of Rep. Hermilando Mandanas (2nd District, Batangas) in filing House Bill 3059 amending Sections 141, 142, 143 and 145 of the National Internal Revenue Code (NIRC) by using the current net retail prices as basis for classifying alcohol and tobacco brands. “We are presently stuck with 1996 prices. The net retail prices being used since 1996 are still used to classify brands and excise taxes are being increased by programmed regislated provisions, completely ignoring current market realities,” Mandanas, chair of the House committee on ways and means, said. Mandanas said the bill intends to delete annexes A-D of the NIRC containing the classification of brands of distilled spirits, wines, liquors, and cigarettes and their net retail prices as of October 1, 1996.

Our Daily Bread
Trust, but verify.” My husband loves that quote from Ronald Reagan. During his time in office, the former US President wanted to believe everything he was told in his political dealings with others. But since the security of his country depended on the truth being told—he strived to verify everything. Acts 17:11 tells us that the Bereans had a similar attitude about knowing the truth. “They received the Word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.” In other words, the Bereans didn’t simply believe what someone else was telling them. They also verified it on their own—on a daily basis. That’s important for us to consider as well. Whether we receive our Bible teaching through church, Sunday school, radio, or TV—we need to test what we hear against God’s inspired Word (2 Tim. 3:16-17). We are to “be diligent to present [ourselves] approved to God, . . . rightly dividing the Word of truth” (2:15). If we do this, we won’t become prey to those who teach “a different gospel,” and those who “want to pervert the gospel of Christ” (Gal. 1:6-7)— false teachers who come as wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matt. 7:15). Remember, trust—but verify! Protection from false teaching comes The more we read God’s Word; For once we know the Scripture’s truth, What’s false will sound absurd. —Sper

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DENR wants alternative source of water for metro
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it is studying the possibility of having an alternative source of water for Metro Manila. DENR Secretary Ramon “JP” Paje said the DENR is proposing to President Aquino the development of alternative water source for Metro Manila so that when Angat Dam in Bulacan is not available, there is a back up system. Paje said operations of Angat dam had normalized after state-owned National Power Corp. (Napocor) completed repairs at the facility. Napocor said that the repairs it conducted on Metro Manila’s primary water source was concluded as scheduled at 6 a.m. last Wednesday. The Angat dam supplies around 97 percent of Metro Manila’s potable water supply. Napocor, which owns a hydroelectric power plant attached to the facility, operates the reservoir. Repair works at the dam started Tuesday to maintain the integrity of the level of control over the facility’s water supply. This was to prevent over releases to Ipo dam, which acts as impounding area for water released from Angat.

Declare Oct. 25 a holiday —Comelec
THE law says every election day should be a holiday. So October 25—the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election day—should be declared as a holiday also. This is the main argument of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in asking Malacanang to declare October 25, 2010 as a holiday to allow voters ample time to elect their barangay leaders. Comelec spokesman James Jimenez, in an interview over DZMM, said the Comelec will formally ask Malacanang to issue an executive order so on the day of the barangay and SK elections will be officially declared as a holiday. In the same interview, Jimenez also called on Filipinos to vote according to the competence of the candidates and not on their popularity. And according to the law, one requirement for a barangay candidate is he should not be illiterate.

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Pacquiao pummels big sparring mate
POUND-FOR-POUND king Manny Pacquiao spent another four rounds of sparring against a taller fighter, who ended up with a slight bruise on his face in Baguio City. The six-foot Michael Medina sustained a small bruise over his left eye due to his exchanges with Pacquiao at the Cooyesan Sports Complex in Baguio City. “He was fast and strong,” said the Mexican Medina, who is helping Pacquiao prepare for his bout against a taller boxer from Mexico, Antonio Margarito. “I gave him my best work. I tried to go forward and tried to fight like Margarito,” said Medina, a professional boxer with 24 wins under his belt. Pacquiao said he is happy with his training, and that he has learned a lot about how to fight taller guys like Medina. Pacquiao said the sparring sessions will definitely help him evade Margarito’s “pressure attack.” “Reach advantage [of Margarito] ay first concern… kailangan lang naka-focus [kung] paano counterin. (Reach advantage is my first concern… we need to focus on how to counter-punch),” said the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion. His trainer, Freddie Roach, is also pleased with how his prized fighter adjusted against Medina. However, he said they still have work to do, and the techniques that will be employed have to be perfected. “It takes time to get everything back to timing,” said the boxing coach. Saturday's session was made in full view of his fans and several media people. The attendees, however, were prohibited from taking pictures and videos. The night before Saturday’s sparring session, Pacquiao again played basketball and showed no indication of the leg pain he earlier complained of.

RP POOL TEAM

Jonathan “Bacolod” Sy, president of the Negros Billiards Stable (NBS) hosted a thanksgiving dinner party for the member of the RP pool team who participated in the just concluded China 9-Ball World Open in Shanghai, China at the Dampa Restaurant in Libis, Quezon City. From left to right: Lee Vann “The Slayer” Corteza, Efren “Bata” Reyes, Antonio “Nickoy” Lining, Jonathan “Bacolod” Sy, Rubilen “Bingkay” Amit, Rodolfo “Boy Samson” Luat, and Christine “Ish” Caparras of Puyat Sports.

‘The Slayer’ assures all-Pinoy Pattaya pool tilt
TWO-time national open champion Lee Vann “The Slayer” Corteza of the Philippines got a final-round berth in the 2010 Sangsom Pattaya 9-Ball Invitational Pool Competition at the Royal Garden Plaza in Pattaya, Thailand yesterday. The 31-year-old Corteza whose stint here is backed up by Kopiko and Energen subdued Liu Hui Chang of Chinese-Taipei, 10-4, to arrange an all-Filipino final of the match that dangles 300,000 Baht prize money for the champion. “Masayang-masaya po ako kasi nakapasok ako sa finals dito sa Pattaya,” said Corteza, top player of Jonathan Sy's Negros Billiards Stable (NBS). Corteza routed all pool nemesis and scored back-to-back victories on Saturday to advance to the semifinal round. “Magandang balita ang pagkapanalo ni Van-Van (Corteza) dahil tiyak na ang all-Filipino finals sa Pattaya 9-ball meet, hindi na tayo kakabahan pa,” said long-time billiards patron Sy, also the chairman of the newly formed National Collegiate Billiards League (NCBL). The Davao City native Corteza, ousted Nitiwat Kanjanasri of Thailand (9-4) in the last 16 and Fu Chi Wei of Chinese-Taipei (9-7) in the last eight to advance to the Final Four yesterday against Liu, who beat Filipino pool legend Efren “Bata” Reyes (9-3) in the quarterfinal round. Dennis “Robocop” Orcullo and Ronato “Volcano” Alcano of the Philippines are disputing the other finals berth. The Bislig, Surigao del Sur native Orcullo, the top player of Perry Mariano's Bugsy Promotions, outclassed Chris Melling of England (9-5) and Liu Chien Chieh of Chinese-Taipei (9-6), respectively.

Ryan Gregorio introduces Meralco Bolts
ROOKIE team Meralco took its maiden appearance yesterday when the 36th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) opens at the Araneta Coliseum. Under the wings of veteran coach Ryan Gregorio, the Meralco Bolts faced Barangay Ginebra Kings in the lone opening game. Although in the basketball industry for quite a long time, this is the first time in 13 years Gregorio is coaching a team not named Purefoods or Derby Ace after deciding to take on the challenge of handling a franchise trying to make a comeback in the local basketball scene. “Our team is still a work in progress,” said Gregorio, the same man who led Derby Ace to the Philippine Cup crown last year following a stunning four-game sweep of Alaska. “We are still trying to adjust and finding out ways to strengthen our roster.” How strong the Bolts have become in the brief time that they were assembled will be tested by no less than the Gin Kings. Unlike the Bolts, the Kings didn’t go through massive line-up changes in the off-season, with Jimbo Aquino, Robert Labagala and John Wilson as the only new additions to their roster. Wilson will even have to sit it out for at least 10 weeks after suffering a right ankle injury in a tune-up game. But the Ginebra veterans will still be there, led by former MVPs Jay-Jay Helterbrand, Erik Menk and Willie Miller. Ginebra coach Jong Uichico will now have by his side long-time partner and sometimes counterpart Siot Tanquingcen, shipped to the Kings as an assistant mentor after his headcoaching job with sister-team San Miguel Beer was cut short when he failed to lead the Beermen to the title against Alaska in the Fiesta Conference last season. The Kings are one of the ball clubs fancied to reach the deeper stages of the tournament, which starts the PBA’s return to the three-conference format since 2004.

Dahil Ginebra, Big Dome dinumog
GRABE ang dami ng tao sa loob ng Ateneo de Manila University campus kagabi. Binaha ng mga taong nakablue. Hapon pa lang, nagdatingan na ang mga Atenista para makisaya sa grandslam celebration. Paambon-ambon pero hindi naman bumuhos ang ulan. Nakakatuwa kasi nga mararamdaman mo ang labis na kasiyahan ng mga tao, mapa-Atenista ka man o hindi. *** Sa Araneta Coliseum naman, grabe din ang dami ng tao. Masyado nilang na-miss ang aksyon sa PBA at dahil may laro ang Ginebra, talagang dinumog din ang Big Dome. Kaya naman kahapon, punong-puno ng aksyon ang mundo ng basketball. *** Nais ko lang batiin ng happy birthday si Jayjay Helterbrand. Wish ko para kay Jayjay, madala na niya sana ang Ginebra sa championship ngayong taon na ito at huwag na siyang magka-injury. Happy birthday, Jayjay! *** Nagkaroon naman ng birthday celebration si Coach Yong Garcia sa may bahay niya sa Paranaque nung Sabado ng gabi. Maligaya si Yong dahil kagagaling lang niya sa pagkapanalo ng UCAA championship. Naipanalo ni Yong ang Colegio de Sta. Monica matapos ang Game 3 ng Finals nila ng TIP. Napakaganda ng laban na iyun kaya naman naging memorable iyun para kay Yong. Naging special guests ni Yong ang presidente ng Sta. Monica na si Melvin Madrid pati na ring ang coaching staff ng Mapua Cardinals na pinangunahan nina Chito Victolero at Randy Alcantara. Nandun siyempre sa kanyang selebrasyon ang mga players niya sa Sta. Monica at ang Mapua Cardinals. Mula dito sa amin, happy birthday Coach Yong!

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