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DEFYING President Benigno
Aquino IIIs position on privati-
zation, 62 Mindanao lawmakers
on Tuesday led a bill exempting
the Agus-Pulangui hydroelec-
tric plants from privatization and
creating a state-owned Mindanao
Power Corp. with a start-up capi-
tal of P1 billion to be manned and
run by the people of Mindanao.
House Bill 6099, principally
authored by Camiguin Rep. Pedro
Romualdo and co-authored by the
rest of the Mindanao lawmakers
belonging to the Mindanao Leg-
islators Committee, mandates the
abolition of the National Power
Corp. in Mindanao, which is to be
replaced by the MPC.
The Agus and Pulangui
complexes shall not be included
in any future privatization efforts
of the government. The owner-
ship of these facilities shall be
immediately transferred... back
to the NPC and then turned over
CIVIL society groups and law-
makers on Tuesday slammed
President Benigno Aquino III
and the House leadership for
giving priority to the impeach-
ment of Chief Justice Renato
Corona instead of to the mea-
sures put forward by the Legis-
lative-Executive Development
Advisory Council such as the
reproductive health and free-
dom of information bills.
The Houses regular Tues-
day Ugnayan Forum for the
majority was even brought to
the prosecution room in the
Senate, where House Speaker
Feliciano Belmonte Jr., Dep-
uty Speaker and prosecution
spokesman Lorenzo Taada
III, and Majority Leader Nep-
tali Gonzales II appeared as
guests and discussed the im-
peachment trial.
Eastern Samar Rep. Ben
Evardone, chairman of the
By Christine F. Herrera
TWO SENATE leaders on Tues-
day separately led resolutions
urging the Senate to investigate
and unmask the smugglers and
those responsible behind the
over-importation of pork and
chicken that is harming the local
meat industry.
Senate Majority Leader Vicen-
te Sotto III and Senator Francis
Pangilinan separately led Senate
Resolutions 760 and 763, respec-
tively, urging the Senate commit-
tees on trade and commerce and
agriculture and food to pass leg-
islation that would protect local
growers against smuggling.
Sotto said he was also alarmed
by reports that there were stepped
up efforts by the US and the Eu-
ropean Union to dump their ever-
growing surpluses of grain, dairy
and meat products on third-coun-
try markets.
Pork industry data reports
showed the hogs sector alone
loses around P3.2 billion monthly
from unfair competition from im-
ported pork and has lost around
P12.8 billion in foregone revenues
from January to April 2012 from
the smuggling of imported pork,
Sotto said in SR 760.
For the rst quarter of 2012,
pork imports totaled 42.29 mil-
lion kilos compared to only
114.36 million kilos for the en-
tire 2009. The total pork imports
for 2010 is 178.9 million kilos.
By Joyce Pangco Paares
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III
was richer by P10.1 million this
year, but his net worth of P65.13
million was way below the
P627.83 million of Foreign Af-
fairs Secretary Albert del Rosario,
the richest member of the Cabi-
net, and way above the P739,006
credited to Education Secretary
Armin Luistro, the poorest.
Deputy Presidential Spokes-
woman Abigail Valte said Mr.
Aquinos net worth increased
to P65.13 million in 2011 from
P54.99 million in 2010 accord-
ing to his latest statement of
assets, liabilities and net worth
led with the Ombudsman.
But Del Rosario, the former
chairman of various insurance and
telecommunications rms before
he joined the Cabinet, remained
the richest with a P30-million in-
crease, and to P657. 83 last year
from P627.83 million in 2010.
Luistro, a member of the
La Salle Brothers, reported a
net worth of P739,006 from
P285,123 in 2010, Valte said.
The Presidents assets in-
creased after his sisters be-
queathed to him their respective
shares in the Aquino residence
on Times Street, Quezon City,
that they inherited from their
parents, Valte said.
By Florante S. Solmerin
A US stealth submarine, which has been described as one of the
most technologically advanced in the world, arrived in Subic Bay
in Zambales as part of her Western Pacic deployment, accord-
ing to an article posted on the website of the Pacic Command.
Lt. Lara Bollinger of the Submarine Group 7 Public Affairs
said the Virginia class USS North Carolina (SSN 777) arrived on
May 13 with a crew of 133, including a Filipino-American.
North Carolina has conducted a series of missions showcas-
ing the latest capabilities of the submarine force. The crew is
proud of our recent contributions as part of our countrys com-
mitment to maintaining freedom of navigation, peace and stabil-
ity in the region, Commanding ofcer Richard Rhinehart said.
The submarines arrived as tension increased between the
Philippines and China as result of their territorial dispute over
the Scarborough Shoal on the West Philippine Sea. The two
countries have stationed various ships in area.
The Philippines has a Mutual Defense Treaty with the United
States. The US will be required to come to the defense of the
Philippines in case of an attack.
Bollinger said the North Carolina was the fourth in the inven-
tory of submarines in the Virginia class of the US Navy.
He said the submarine, which is 350 feet long and weighs
7,800 tons, when submerged was designed to operate with
PHILIPPINE shares fell on Tues-
day, dragging the benchmark
index down the most in seven
months, on concern a territorial
dispute with China may escalate,
hurting tourism and trade relations
between the two countries.
The Philippine Stock Ex-
change Index sank 2.1 percent to
4,977.45 at the close of trading,
the sharpest loss since Oct. 3.
Alliance Global Group Inc.,
owner of the venture that oper-
ates Manilas largest casino, slid
2.4 percent after China South-
ern Airlines Co. said it reduced
ights to the Philippines because
tour groups are canceling trips.
The peso touched a one-month
low, falling 0.1 percent to 42.753
to the dollar at the noon trading
break. It touched 42.820 earlier,
the weakest level since April 11.
Tensions have risen since a
standoff began last month be-
tween ships from both countries
over an island in the South China
Sea, called Scarborough Shoal by
the Philippines and Huangyan by
China. The Philippines might ban
shing in disputed areas, while it
didnt recognize a similar prohi-
bition by China, Foreign Affairs
Secretary Albert del Rosario said
in a statement on Monday.
The Chinese government on
Tuesday told the Philippines
Bureau of Plant Industry to wait
for an ofcial invitation before
its quarantine team could go to
Beijing to inspect the alleged in-
fested shipment of bananas that
were recently conscated by
Chinese quarantine ofcials.
Bureau director Clarito Baron
said China was willing to allow
Philippine inspection of the ship-
ment, but the Philippines request
was still subject to Chinese review.
Continued tensions with Chi-
na will have repercussions on trade
and certain industries like tourism,
said Astro del Castillo, managing
director at First Grade Finance Inc.
in Manila. Add the worries over
Europes debt crisis and you have a
good reason to stay out of equities
for now.
After defense lead counsel
Seran Cuevas ended his cross
examination of Morales, Senator
Miriam Defensor-Santiago stood
up and questioned her on the ex-
tent of her powers.
How broad is the power of the
Ombudsman? Santiago said.
Are you saying your pow-
ers override the laws passed by
Congress such as the Foreign
Deposit Secrecy law? Santiago
said when Morales admitted that
she got Coronas bank records
without a court order.
Should anybody le a com-
plaint, you can just go to the [Anti-
Money-Laundering Council] to
Ombudsman grilled on sourcing AMLC info
Stealth US sub
arrives in Subic
Senate to probe meat
imports, smuggling
Solons defy Palace on power issue
PNoy richer by P10m,
Del Rosario richest exec
Aquino hit
for ignoring
Ledac bills
Tatad writes
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Pahiyas goodies. A house is covered with various agricultural products including the kiping, wafer
made of rice, during the Pahiyas festival in Lucban, Quezon. DANNY PATA
Business call. President Aquino receives a delegation from Terumo Corp. of Japan led by its president
Yutaro Shintaku (second from left). Terumo, which produces syringes and needles, will establish a new
production facility in the Philippines.
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will also write a front-page ana-
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A former journalist, Tatad
covered the diplomatic beat,
and at age 29 became a mem-
ber of the Cabinet of then
President Ferdinand Marcos
as minister of public informa-
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and speech writer.
Tatad was a member of the
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By Macon Ramos-Araneta
THE senator-judges in the impeachment trial of Chief
Justice Renato Corona on Tuesday questioned Ombuds-
man Conchita Carpio-Morales actions against the chief
magistrate, with one of them saying she might have violat-
ed the law when she obtained his supposed bank accounts
without going through the required procedures.
get information without the coun-
cil nding probable cause?
Santiago questioned Morales
procedure even as Malacaang
told Corona to squarely face the
charges against him instead of
resorting to rhetoric.
The question is simple: Does he
have dollar accounts? presidential
spokeswoman Abigail Valte said.
And if he has, how much
are those accounts worth, and are
[those] reected in his Statement of
Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth?
Valte made her statement even
as the leaders in the House and the
prosecution panel said Coronas
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In a meeting with visiting Presi-
dent Lee Myung-bak, Myanmar
President Thein Sein said his
country never had nuclear coop-
eration with North Korea but did
have deals for conventional weap-
ons, Lees presidential Blue House
said in an announcement Tuesday.
Thein Sein told Lee that Myan-
mar will no longer buy weapons
from North Korea, honoring a UN
ban, South Korean presidential of-
cial Kim Tae-hyo told reporters
traveling with Lee, according to
Blue House ofcials in Seoul.
Lee is on an ofcial visit to
Myanmar, the rst by a South Ko-
rean president since North Korean
commandos staged a bloody 1983
attack on visiting South Korean
dignitaries.
Myanmar cut off diplomatic
relations with North Korea after
the attack, but restored them in
Pyongyang arms deals over
YANGONMyanmars president has
assured his South Korean counterpart
that his country will no longer buy
weapons from North Korea while con-
ceding it had done so to some extent
over the past 20 years.
2007 as it sought allies in the face
of international sanctions over its
human rights record and failure
to install a democratic govern-
ment. Myanmar also began buying
weapons from North Korea, and
was suspected of obtaining nuclear
weapons technology as well.
Myanmar is taking steps to
emerge from international isola-
tion after decades of military rule
ended last year. Those changes
were highlighted Tuesday when
Lee met opposition leader Aung
San Suu Kyi, who was held for
years under house arrest but is now
a member of Parliament.
Suu Kyi said after the 45-min-
ute meeting that South Korea and
Myanmar have much in common
in having had to take the hard
road to democratic leadership.
Lee, speaking through an inter-
preter, said he and Suu Kyi had
agreed that democracy, human
rights and freedom must never
be sacriced because of develop-
ment.
He said he had praised Thein
Seins contribution to democrati-
zation when he met the Myanmar
president on Monday.
He also said he told Thein Sein
that he hoped his government will
refrain from any activities with
North Korea that could be consid-
ered in violation of UN Security
Council resolutions. He described
this as a formal request.
A UN resolution bars countries
from obtaining all but small arms and
light weapons from North Korea.
Lee on Tuesday made a brief
visit to the site of the 1983 bomb-
ing, Martyrs Mausoleum, a mon-
ument to Suu Kyis father, Myan-
mar independence hero Gen. Aung
San. The attack left 21 dead, 17 of
them South Korean, but failed to
kill its target, then-President Chun
Doo-hwan, who arrived late and
was not harmed.
A statement from Lees ofce
said he also agreed to expand
South Korean nancial assistance
to Myanmar.
It said South Korea agreed to
help Myanmar develop human
resources, build a think tank and
invite Myanmar students to South
Korea in an effort to share its suc-
cessful experience in economic
development. AP
Tatad...
Marcos Cabinet six years be-
fore the 1986 Edsa revolution
and wrote columns for Busi-
ness Day, The Philippine Daily
Globe and The Manila Times,
as well as OP-ed pieces for The
International Herald Tribune,
The Asian Wall Street Journal
and The Wall Street Journal.
He was the publisher and edi-
tor of the defunct Philippines
Newsday.
Tatad was elected senator in
1992 and served for two consec-
utive terms, mostly as majority
leader, to ve Senate presidents.
He was known as The Moral
Conscience of the Senate.
Tatad received honorary
doctrorates in law, humanities
and public administration from
Philippine and foreign univer-
sities. His published works
include some uncollected po-
etry and ction, a wide array of
political and social articles and
essays, and six books on poli-
tics and culture. His latest book
was A Nation on Fire: The
Unmaking of Joseph Ejercito
Estrada and the Remaking of
Democracy in the Philippines.
Tatad sits on two US-based
international boards dedicated
to the defense of human life,
the family and matrimony.
He travels abroad regularly
to speak on human dignity,
demography and democracy,
among other various topics. He
has just completed an interna-
tional political novel, The Last
Holocaust, which is due for re-
lease this year.
Morales...
trial was nearing the endgame fol-
lowing Moralestestimony claiming
Corona had $12 million deposited in
the banks. They said Morales testi-
mony was very damaging.
The moment of truth is here.
We reach the endgame in one or
two days, House Speaker Feli-
ciano Belmonte Jr. said.
But Coronas defenders said the
chief magistrate had told them to
carry on and to stick to their de-
fense strategy.
His instructions are to carry
on, defense lawyer Jose Roy said.
We told him that we should not
be overwhelmed by the impact on the
public because, in fact, he [Corona] us
correct in his statement that what the
Ombudsman presented was not cred-
ible. It was in fact incredible.
The defense expressed condence
in the strategy even as they said they
were alarmed by the actions of Car-
pio, who they said allowed herself to
be used by the Aquino administra-
tion to persecute its enemies.
Is this the kind of good gover-
nance [that Mr. Aquino] promised
in 2010, where institutional integ-
rity is destroyed and independence
handcuffed? defense lawyer
Paolo Quicho said.
This sends a chilling effect to
all of us that if we do not toe the
Palace line, we would suffer the
same fate as the chief justice.
Santiago said the laws required
the Anti-Money-Laundering Coun-
cil to rst conduct its own investiga-
tion before it could come out with
documents on anyones foreign de-
posit accounts.
Does your power authorize
overriding that? asked Santiago
asked, and to which Morales re-
plied that it would depend on the
type of complaint.
Before the start of the impeach-
ment trial, Santiago proposed to
the impeachment court to sub-
poena all the managers of the nine
banks where Corona supposedly
had 82 dollar accounts.
I move that we subpoena the
managers of all nine banks. The
bank manager is required by law
to seek and record details, Santi-
ago said. She raised the possibility
that a single sum of money could
be represented in a double entry.
But Senate President and pre-
siding ofcer Juan Ponce-Enrile
decided to hold in abeyance the
courts decision on Santiagos rec-
ommendation. He said the matter
would be discussed in a caucus of
senators next week.
Senate pro-tempore Jinggoy
Estrada sought an assurance from
Morales that her Ofce and the
AMLC would not be used to go
after the administrations critics
and political opponents.
For example, there is some-
body who attacks President Non-
oy, and the Ombudsman will be
directed to get back at this person
by using the AMLC to look into
his bank accounts, he said.
I hope this will not happen.
Senator Ferdinand Bongbong
Marcos Jr. asked how Morales
acquired the information on Co-
ronas alleged dollar accounts and
why she was allowed to release it.
From what I understand,
under the law the requirement
before an investigation is there
should be a predicate crime,
Marcos said, adding there should
also be a court order.
Is there a new doctrine that in
fact, that on the basis of a com-
plaint, the Ombudsman can al-
ready gain the information from
the AMLC and publicize that in-
formation? Marcos said.
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano asked
Morales: Is it correct to say that you
can just ask the AMLC for the bank
accounts and they will just give them
to you even without a court order?
With Rey E. Requejo, Joyce Pangco
Paares and Maricel Cruz
PH...
The MSCI Asia Pacic Index
slid 0.6 percent amid speculation
Greece will leave the euro and
as investors awaited a report that
may show Europes economy
shrank for the rst time since
2009.
The Philippine stock index ral-
lied 18 percent this year through
last week on expectations cuts
in interest rates and govern-
ment spending on infrastruc-
ture would boost earnings. The
gauge, which closed at a record
on May 3, traded at 16 times es-
timated earnings last week, the
highest valuation among Asian
benchmark indexes tracked by
Bloomberg, and topping the
MSCI Emerging Market Indexs
10.3 times multiple.
The Philippine stock measure
dropped as much as 2.2 percent
on Monday before closing 1.4
percent lower. The gauge fell on
Tuesday to its lowest close since
March 12.
Alliance Global, which is
building a second casino in Ma-
nila, slid 2.4 percent to P12.30,
the lowest close since April 27.
Jollibee Foods Corp., which has
restaurants in China, declined
3.9 percent to P105.70, the low-
est close since March 28.
Visitor arrivals to the Philip-
pines from China rose 78 percent
to 96,455 in the rst quarter, or
8.4 percent of the total, the big-
gest increase among the nations
top 12 tourism markets, accord-
ing to government data. China is
the fourth- largest source of tourist
arrivals to the Philippines, behind
South Korea, the US and Japan.
Waterfront Philippines Inc.
declined 2.6 percent to 37.5 cen-
tavos. The company owns and
operates hotels in tourist destina-
tions Davao and Cebu. Acesite
Hotel Corp. retreated 3.1 percent
to P6.98.
China might consider eco-
nomic sanctions against the
Philippines if the situation con-
tinued to develop, the China
Daily reported Monday, citing
Zhao Jianglin, an economics
expert at the China Academy of
Social Sciences Institute of Asia
Pacic Studies.
Talks with China over the ter-
ritorial dispute hadnt stopped,
President Benigno Aquino III
said on Monday.
Robinsons Land Corp., the
nations second-largest shop-
ping mall operator, decreased
3.7 percent to P16.18, the lowest
close since March 15. The com-
pany said prot grew 6.9 percent
in the quarter ended March 31,
compared with a 13- percent
increase in the previous three
months. Bloomberg
China Southern Airlines Co.,
Asias biggest carrier by passen-
ger numbers, posted its biggest
decline in a month as tour groups
canceled trips to the Philippines
amid China and the Philippines
dispute over the Scarborough
Shoal.
China Southern fell 3.9 percent
to $22.01 at the close of trading
in New York, its steepest retreat
since April 13. The Guangdong,
China-based airline has lost 20
percent in the past year.
Travel groups were canceling
trips to the Philippines, China
Southern said in a statement on
Tuesday.
China has told tourists to
avoid unnecessary travel to
the Philippines amid tensions
over the Scarborough Shoal.
Bloomberg,
with Othel V. Campos
PNoy...
The following is the net worth
of the other members of the
Cabinet:
Finance Secretary Cesar
Purisima, P261,585,294; Tour-
ism Secretary Ramon Jimenez,
P238,231,000; Transportation
and Communications Secretary
Manuel Roxas, P183,107,369;
Trade Secretary Gregorio Do-
mingo, P153,102,000; Energy
Secretary Rene Almendreas,
P117,214,809; Public Works
Secretary Rogelio Singson,
P84,154,190; Health Secretary
Enrique Ona, P80.786,666; Tech-
nology Secretary Mario Mon-
tejo, P55,584,596; Commission
on Higher Education Secretary
Patricia Licuanan, P48,908,936;
Agriculture Secretary Proceso
Alcala, P40,939,568; Chief Le-
gal Counsel Eduardo de Mesa,
P34,793,650; Budget Secretary
Florencio Abad, P29,655,959;
Evironment Secretary Ramon
Paje, P29,300,000; National Anti-
Poverty Secretary Joel Rocamora,
P25,379,119; Defense Secretary
Voltaire Gazmin P23,505,542;
Metropolitan Manila Develop-
ment Authority Chairman Francis
Tolentino, P22,540,381; Presiden-
tial Peace Adviser Teresita Deles,
P21,832,293; Executive Secretary
Paquito Ochoa, Jr., P17,079,709;
Presidential Management Staff
head Julia Abad, P16,800,000;
National Security Adviser Cesar
Garcia, P15,600,000;Presidential
Communications Operations Of-
ce Secretary Herminio Coloma,
P14,740,000; Agrarian Reform
Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes,
P14,255,692; Mindanao Develop-
ment Authority Chairman Lualhati
Antonino, P14,095,000; Presiden-
tial Spokesman Edwin Lacierda,
P13,760,536; Presidential Legis-
lative Liaison Ofce head Manuel
Mamba, P13,155,000; Interior
and Local Government Secretary
Jesse Robredo, P9,067,000; Com-
munications Development Sec-
retary Ramon Carangdang,
P7,545,000; Presidential Po-
litical Adviser Ronald Llamas,
P5,017,800; Justice Secretary
Leila de Lima, P3,618,000; Social
Welfare Secretary, Corazon Soli-
man, P3,000,000; Labor Secretary
Rosalinda Baldoz, P924,206.47
Aquino...
House committee on public in-
formation, was also preoccupied
with the impeachment trial.
The Right to Know, Right Now!
Coalition, a network of over 150 or-
ganizations and civil society leaders
pushing for the passage of the free-
dom of information bill, appealed to
Evardone to call hearings on the mea-
sure and to complete the committee
report before Congress concludes its
second regular session on June 7.
Lawyer Nelson Malaluan, conve-
nor of the coalition, said any further
delays in committee action could
spell the second death of the FOI bill.
Ifugao Rep. Teddy Brawner Ba-
guilat Jr., a member of the Evar-
done panel, said the window to pass
the measure was fast closing.
In a privilege speech, Baguilat said
the 15th Congress was already at the
homestretch of its legislative work.
Historical experience tells us
that by the third regular session,
the coming elections will not only
become the preoccupation of many
of us, the election period will in fact
cut short our time for legislation so
that when we adjourn in February
next year, legislation will virtually
come to an end, Baguilat said.
Agham Rep. Angelo Palmones
said the 285-member House had
been failing to muster a quorum
since Congress resumed its sessions
on May 7 after a 46-day break.
Palmones urged the House lead-
ers to compel the members to at-
tend sessions to approve the Ledac-
approved priority bills.
With 11 session days remaining,
Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino
filed a Joint Resolution urging both
chambers of Congress to extend ple-
nary session days up to Thursdays
to have more time to deliberate on
socially-important legislation and to
push for bills and resolutions that re-
spond to the many diverse issues.
The plenary sessions are now be-
ing held Mondays through Wednes-
days. Palatino wanted to extend the
sessions by including Thursdays. He
said that due to a lack of quorum, the
sessions only lasted an average of
only three hours.
I think it is fair assessment that the
present legislative performance leaves
much to be desired, Palatino said.
Malaluan said the coalition ex-
pected President Aquinos endorse-
ment of the passage of the FOI bill,
and the emerging consensus on
various contentious issues would
have sped up congressional action.
He said Evardone had the re-
sponsibility to facilitate the deliber-
ation of those issues through hear-
ings, dialogues and consultations to
reach a timely resolution.
The freedom of information bill
is not the only measure that has
suffered from a lack of action. The
Reproductive Health bill authors
belonging to the Philippine Legisla-
tive Committee on Population and
Development have been challeng-
ing Belmonte and the other House
leaders to nally put the bill to a
vote. Christine F. Herrera
Getting ready for school. Students, accompanied by their parents,
buy cheap school supplies at the Quezon City Hall grounds.
MANNY PALMERO
Senate...
Sotto said the volume of chick-
en entering the country was also
increasing.
For the first quarter of 2012,
chicken importation already reached
30.65 million kilos compared to
only 67.26 million kilos for the en-
tire 2009. The total chicken imports
for the entire year of 2011 reached
127.22 million kilos, Sotto said.
Pangilinan, chairman of the
Senate committee on agriculture
and food, directed his own panel
to do something to avert the pork
and chicken holiday to be mount-
ed by local growers to stress the
need for changes in the countrys
meat importation policies.
Local meat producers claim that
the prices of local meat in the country
have plunged as imported and under-
valued meat products are flooding the
market, Pangilinan said.
On meat importation, the local
meat industry alleges that meat
importers have been declaring
prime cuts of meat as fat, offal
and skin to avoid the payment of
higher tariff rates.
Stealth...
stealth, agility and endurance in
the worlds littoral regions as well
as in the deep oceans.
North Carolina is one of the
stealthiest, most technologi-
cally advanced submarines in the
world, Bollinger said.
She brings to the region the
capability to conduct the full
spectrum of potential subma-
rine missions, including anti-
submarine warfare, strike, naval
special warfare involving special
operations such as intelligence,
surveillance, reconnaissance and
mine warfare.
Master Chef Jon Consford
sasid the crew was looking
forward to some good liberty,
rest and relaxation during their
port visit in Subic.
Filipino-Amercian Machin-
ists mate 2nd class Allan Prut-
er said: My family is from the
Philippines and Im the only
one whos never been there.
Im very excited to have this
opportunity to visit, especially
after working so hard during
this deployment.
Philippine defense and
military officials were silent
about the arrival of the US
Submarine, but the Navy de-
nied reports that its US-made
flagship patrol boat BRP Gre-
gorio del Pilar had encoun-
tered problems with its 76mm
main gun, which is mounted
on its front deck.
No. No. Its not under repair.
What I know is that last week
it underwent preventive main-
tenance, Navy spokesman Lt.
Col. Omar Tonsay said.
Solons...
to the MPC, which shall prioritize
its continuing maintenance and
rehabilitation to ensure its capa-
bility to provide optimum electric
power in Mindanao, the bills
authors say.
Passing the MPC bill will
end the era of neglect to many
Mindanao-based industries, said
co-author Agham Rep. Angelo
Palmones, who comes from Co-
tabato.
Palmones said creating the
MPC to take charge of the islands
power concerns would speed up
development of untapped energy
resources.
With less political interven-
tion, MPC will bring the long-
awaited progress in Mindan-
ao, Palmones told the Manila
Standard.
Akbayan Rep. Arlene Kaka
Bag-ao, who comes from Di-
nagat Island, Surigao del Norte,
also signed as a co-author as she
reiterated her call that all stake-
holders, down to the smallest
communities, be consulted and
given a say as to how the people
of Mindanao wanted to manage
their own power.
The MPC would manage and
maintain the generation and
distribution of power from the
Agus-Pulangui hydroelectric
plants and other environment-
friendly sources of power, build
new plants and keep the rates
low by maintaining a rate of re-
turn of not more than 12 percent.
The authors blamed the De-
partment of Energy and the
National Power Corp. for exac-
erbating the power crisis when
these agencies were unable to
avert a shortage of electricity on
the island.
The authors also criticized the
Electric Power Industry Reform
Act, saying it encouraged the gov-
ernment to neglect its remaining
power plants.
The MPC would have a chair-
man and eight directors appointed
by the President from a list of
nominees submitted by all the
Mindanao Regional Develop-
ment Councils, Association of
Philippine Electric Cooperatives
and the Association of Mindanao
Rural Electric Cooperatives.
They all must be actual residents
of Mindanao.
All local government units in
Mindanao would set aside a uni-
form rate of 5 percent of their
Local Development Fund, which
will form part of the initial capi-
talization fund of the MPC.
Christine F. Herrera
INDEPENDENT rellers on
Tuesday cut cooking gas prices
by P1 a kilogram or P11 per
11-kilogram tank effective at
12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.
The Liqueed Petroleum Gas
Marketers Association said the
price cut followed the continu-
ing drop in the contract price of
liqueed petroleum gas.
Cooking
gas down
News
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mst.daydesk@gmail.com MAY 16, 2012 WEDNESDAY
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IN BRIEF
House panel passes list-up
Savants dispute grounds for issuing kalikasan writ
Mendiola slay suspects charged
Immigration bureau reshufe nally under way
Unscientic grounds. Dr.Emil Javier, president of the National Academy of Science and Technol-
ogy, and Dr. Rex Victor Cruz, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines in Los Baos, question
the grounds for the Supreme Courts writ of kalilkasan against the eld testing of genetically altered
eggplants. With them are Dr. Reynaldo Ebora andDr.Desiree Halitea. SONNY ESPIRITU
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
COMMISSION ON APPOINTMENTS
A N N O U N C E M E N T
(MST-May 16, 2012)
President Benigno S. Aquino III has submitted to the
Commission on Appointments (C.A.) for confirmation the
nominations and ad interim appointment of the following offcials:
Department of Foreign Affairs (nominations)
Olivia V. Palala Chief of Mission, Class I, as Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Hashemite Kingdom
of Jordan with concurrent jurisdiction over the Palestine
Republic; Benito B. Valeriano - Chief of Mission, Class I,
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the
Republic of India with concurrent jurisdiction over the Kingdom
of Nepal; Nestor N. Padalhin - Chief of Mission, Class I, as
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Syrian
Arab Republic; Alejandro B. Mosquera - Chief of Mission,
Class I, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to
the Russian Federation with concurrent jurisdiction over the
Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic
of Ukraine; and Patricia Ann V. Paez - Chief of Mission, Class
II, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the
Republic of Poland
Armed Forces of the Philippines (ad interim appointment)
Joel P. Ibaez Major General
The public may submit any information, written report or
sworn complaints or oppositions in forty (40) copies on the above
nominations and appointment to the CASecretariat, 6
th
Floor, PNB
Financial Center, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Metro Manila.
For the schedule of the public hearings, the CA Secretariat
can be reached through telephone numbers 551-7532, 831-0893,
831-1824, 834-2706, 831-1566 and 834-2713.
15 May 2012.

ARTURO L. TIU
Secretary
INVITATION TO BID FOR Supply and Delivery of 13,149,000 Silver Raffe
Tickets (Lot 1) and 905,000 Gold Raffe Tickets (Lot 2) for
PAGCORs National Cash or Car Raffe Promo 2
under ITB No. 05-13-2012
Philippine Amusement & Gaming Corporation
A Sure Bet for Progress in Gaming, Entertainment and Nation Building
(MST-May 16, 2012)
The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) is inviting all interested bidders in
its forthcoming public bidding for the supply and delivery 13,149,000 Silver Raffe Tickets (Lot 1)
and 905,000 Gold Raffe Tickets (Lot 2) for PAGCORs National Cash or Car Raffe Promo 2
under ITB No. 05-13-2012.
Brief Description Lot 1: 13,149,000 pcs. Silver Raffe Tickets for PAGCORs
National Cash or Car Raffe Promo 2
- Size: 2.25x 4
- Material: Bond paper , 56gsm with perforation
- Color/ print: One (1) color print, one (1) side print
- Pre-numbered
- Packaging: 300pcs per pad, 100 pads in 1 box (30,000
pcs per box)
*actual design of tickets will be coordinated with the end-user
Lot 2: 905,000 pcs. Gold Raffe Tickets for PAGCORs National
Cash or Car Raffe Promo 2
- Size: 3x 5 x 1-ply
- Material: Bookpaper 100gsm with perforation, cut
sheet format
- Color/ print: Four color printing
- Serial number: 8 digits, pre-numbered
- Security Features: Microprint; UV printing
*actual design of tickets will be coordinated with the end-user
Delivery Schedule First (1
st
) delivery: 6,574,500 pcs. Silver Raffe Tickets and
452,500 Gold Raffe Tickets within ten (10) calendar days from
the effectivity date specifed in the Notice to Proceed.
Second (2
nd
) delivery: 6,574,500 pcs. Silver Raffe Tickets and
452,500 Gold Raffe Tickets within twenty (20) calendar days
from the effectivity date specifed in the Notice to Proceed.
Approved Budget: Lot 1: Php 1,840,860.00 (VAT Exclusive, Zero Rated Transaction)
Lot 2: Php 479,650.00 (VAT Exclusive, Zero Rated Transaction)
Source of Fund: Internally Funded
NOTE: Bidders may bid on one or both lots
This bidding is open to all suppliers; provided that the winning bidder should be registered with
PAGCOR prior to award of contract. Unregistered suppliers must register at the Suppliers
Registration & Evaluation Section (SRES), Procurement Department (PD), 2nd Floor PAGCOR
House, 1330 Roxas Blvd., Ermita, Manila, Tel. No. 526-0573.
Bidders should have completed, within the last three (3) years before the date of submission and
receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained
in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders. Bidding will be
conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary pass/fail
criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA)
9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at
least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines,
and to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights
or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA 5183 and subject to Commonwealth Act 138.
All particulars relative to Pre-Bid Conference, Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualifcation and Award
of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its IRR.
The schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
Activities Schedule
1. Issuance of Bid Documents May 16, 2012 June 4, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference May 21, 2012 (10:30 a.m.)
3. Deadline for Submission of Bids June 4, 2012 (2:00 p.m.)
4. Opening of Bids June 4, 2012 (2:00 p.m. onwards)
Complete details of the project are indicated in the bid documents which will be available to
prospective bidders at the BAC Secretariat Unit, Procurement Department (BSU-PD), upon
payment of a non-refundable bidding fee which shall be provided by the BAC Secretariat Unit
(BSU) upon request.
Prospective bidders may also download the Bidding Documents free of charge from the following
websites: www.pagcor.ph and www.philgeps.net and may be allowed to submit bids provided
that bidders shall pay the non-refundable bidding fee not later than the date of the submission
of bids. The Pre-bid Conference is open to all interested bidders. Prospective bidders should
present to PAGCORs Cashier at 6th foor, PAGCOR Corporate Offce, M.H. del Pilar cor. Pedro
Gil Sts., Malate, Manila either the Bidding Fee Slip which may be secured from the BSU-PD or a
copy of this ITB in effecting payment for the Bidding Documents. All Bids must be accompanied
by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.
PAGCOR assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify bidders for any
expenses incurred in the preparation of their bids.
PAGCOR reserves the right to accept or reject any Bid, and to annul the bidding process and
reject all Bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the
affected bidder or bidders.
Please address all communications to the Bids and Awards Committee thru the BAC Secretariat
Unit, Room 205, Second Floor, PAGCOR House, 1330 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila, Tel
No.: 524-3911, 521-1542 local 223/571.
(SGD) VISITACION F. MENDOZA
Chairperson
Bids and Awards Committee 2
The committee, led by Cavite Rep. Elpidio
Barzaga, approved House Joint Resolution No.
29 authored by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.
and House Majority Leader and Mandaluyong
City Rep. Neptali Gonzales II upon the motion
of House Deputy Majority Leader and Valenzuela
Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo.
Hearing no objection, the joint resolution
authored by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and
House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II is
hereby approved, said Barzaga after Gunigundo
moved for its approval.
The Comelec, headed by its chairman Sixto
Brillantes, and other commissioners did not register
any opposition to have joint resolution approved.
The ARMM is composed of the provinces of
Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Shariff
Kabunsuan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. President
Benigno Aquino IIIs appointee, Mujiv Hattaman,
is the current ofcer-in-charge of the ARMM.
During the hearing, lawyer Quirino Esguerra
Jr., chief of staff of Basilan Gov. Jum Akbar,
said that while the governor supported the joint
resolution, Esguerra said the governor is worried
that the 10-day period for the new registration may
not be enough to accommodate all voters in the
province.
She (Akbar) expressed her full support to
this Joint Resolution No. 29, but she is likewise
worried with respect to the period as proposed by
honorable chairman of the Comelec which is ten
days considering that Basilan is an island province,
difculty of registration since some of the voters
are not in Basilan but in the neighboring cities and
municipalities for that matter, but nonetheless the
governor of Basilan expressed her full support to
the annulment of voters list and for the general
registration, Esguerra told the panel.
Barzaga assured Esguerra that the governors
concern would be addressed properly by the
Comelec at the soonest possible time.
The Comelec will provide you the necessary
opportunity and safeguards in order to ensure
the registration of all the voters in ARMM,
said Barzaga, adding that his committee will
immediately transmit the joint resolution to the
House committee on rules for plenary action.
Under House Joint Resolution No. 29, the
amount necessary to carry out the new general
registration in the ARMM shall be charged against
the savings of the Comelec, but limited to the
savings realized from the postponement of the
2011 ARMM elections.
The joint resolution also underscored the
importance of the new registration because the
anomaly in the ARMM has national ramications
because these ghosts, ctitious and multiple
registrants constitute the so-called command votes
or controlled votes wielded by political warlords
that could decide the winner not only in local but
most importantly the national elections.
By Maricel V. Cruz
THE committee on suffrage and electoral reforms of the House
of Representatives adopted on Tuesday a joint resolution
nullifying the present book of voters of the Autonomous Region
in Muslim Mindanao and directing the Commission on Elections
to immediately conduct a new general registration of voters in
preparation for the 2013 midterm elections.
By Macon Ramos-Araneta
THERE is no basis for the contention
raised by international environmental
group Greenpeace in its petition led
with the Supreme Court that Bacillus
thuringiensis (Bt) eggplants, a geneti-
cally modied variety that produces its
own pesticide, is dangerous to health,
damaging human internal organs par-
ticularly the liver and kidney.
National Academy of Science and
Technology president Emil Javier said
at a press conference at the Traders Ho-
tel Manila on Tuesday that the effects
that Bt eggplant purportedly had on
experimental mice are not comparable
with the effects on human being.
NAST is the highest science and tech-
nology advisory and recognition body of
the scientic community in the country.
He said the pure protein crystals from
the Bt eggplant administered to mice was
done by injection which is not the com-
mon way this should be given to human.
He said humans take eggplant orally.
Futhermore, Javier explained that
while the mice received 100 microor-
ganisms of pure crystal protein, a hu-
man being must eat 2,000 kilograms of
eggplant a day to receive this kind of
experimental result.
In seeking a writ of kalikasan, which
was issued by the High Court last
Monday, Greenpeace alleged Bt could
endanger the health of consumers.
A writ of kalikasan is a legal reme-
dy designed for the protection of ones
constitutional right to a healthy envi-
ronment.
Javier said the Bt eggplant project
in the country is being conducted by
the Institute of Plant Breeding of the
UP Los Banos, a public sector research
institution with the mandate of devel-
oping quality plant varieties for Fili-
pino farmers.
Proponents and scientist have been
pointing out that Bt eggplant eld tri-
als are being done to nd out the truth
about its perform.
Hindering this experiment is simi-
lar to snatching a safe, potential medi-
cine to food insecurity, they said.
Javier expressed condence the
Supreme Court will not act rashly
but rather consider the scientic side
regarding the petition for the writ of
kalikasan and writ of continuing man-
damus led by a group of non-govern-
ment organizations against Bt eggplant
multi-location eld trials.
He described Greenpeaces filing
of the petition as contrary to national
interest.
Contrary to the baseless allegations
of the petitioners, Javier claimed Bt
eggplant is potentially the best envi-
ronmentally friendly technology for
eggplant production.
Greenpeace also said that with its
built-in insect-resistance gene, Bt egg-
plant can also create aggressive weeds
that may wreak havoc to local agricul-
ture and natural habitats.
Dr. Desiree Hautea, regional coor-
dinator of Agricultural Biotechnology
Support Project II and project leader
of Bt eggplant, said the excessive and
improper use of chemical insecticides
are health hazards.
She said in the case of eggplants,
they should be sprayed with insec-
ticide on the average of 80 times per
season, or every other day, just to rid
farmers of borers. Some even dip the
unharvested eggplant fruits in cocktail
mix of chemicals just to ensure having
marketable produce and income.
Saying that eggplant is the No. 1
vegetable in the country in terms of
production, she said that in Pangasinan
alone, 95 percent of the eggplant
production is being
discarded due to
insects that infest
the crop.
The use of Bt
eggplant will give
eggplant growers
more than 10 times
the usual yield of
farmers who use
spray insecticide.
By Vito Barcelo
COMMISSIONER Ricardo Da-
vid Jr. has nally commenced
the anticipated reshufe at the
Bureau of Immigration and re-
assigned the heads of several
ofces in Intramuros, Manila
as part of continuing efforts to
re-energize the agency and har-
ness the potentials of its key of-
cials.
As usual, these reassign-
ments are in compliance with
the Presidents instructions for
all government agencies to effect
reforms aimed at achieving good
governance and instituting a dy-
namic bureaucracy, David said
in a statement.
The revamp involved mostly
promotions and only one demo-
tion, but he expects affected em-
ployees to become vibrant, self-
motivated and resourceful in
the discharge of their duties and
functions.
The reshufe is expected to
have a more contentious sec-
ond part, involving the heads
of divisions, who have been
resisting attempts to have them
transfered to other areas.
Among the ofcials reas-
signed were lawyer Marcela
Malaluan, who was named chief
of the newly-created verica-
tion and compliance division,
which handles the issuance of
immigration clearances and re-
cording and retrieval of deroga-
tory records.
The section handing deroga-
tory records, headed by Joseph
Abundo, and the anti-fraud di-
vision (now called anti-fraud
section), under Hazel Barroso,
were transferred to the VCD
under Malaluan.
Lawyer Grace Lara, BI head
executive assistant, replaced
Malaluan as head of the bureaus
central receiving unit while the
latters function as hearing of-
cer for temporary resident visa
applications was taken over by
lawyer Anthony Tan, BI execu-
tive assistant.
Meanwhile, lawyer Jose Car-
litos Licas, who headed the BI
student desk, was transferred to
the intelligence division after he
was promoted to assistant chief
of said division.
By Rey E. Requejo
RYAN Dominguez, an alleged
leader of the Dominguez
carjacking group, has been
formally charged before the
Department of Justice for the
killing of state witness Alfred
Mendiola and two others.
Tagged by the police in-
vestigators as primary suspect
in the murders of Mendiola,
Mark Herrera and Eriberto
Jumaquio, Dominguez was
brought to Prosecutor Mary
Jane Sytat on Monday night
for inquest along with three
others identied as James
Jimenez, Roy Blanco and
Mark Mario Lakambakal.
The Philippine National
Police led multiple murder
complaint against the four after
ballistics examination showed
that the bullet in the .45-cali-
ber pistol retrieved from Ryan
matched the ones found beside
the bodies of Mendiola and
two others when they were
found in Dasmarias, Cavite
last May 6.
Domniguez, 20, and the
other suspects were arrested
last May 8 while they were
allegedly holding a pot
session at Brgy. San Agustin
in Malolos, Bulacan.
Police recovered from them
two sachets of shabu, two M16
ries, two .45-caliber pistols,
and two hand grenades. A
Toyota Innova, a Nissan
Navara, and a Subaru Impreza
were also seized from the
suspects.
Ryan and his three
suspected cohorts also tested
positive for use of shabu,
or the methamphetamine
hydrochloride.
Ryan Dominguez
Opposition readies bill
giving Gloria furlough
THE minority bloc in the House of
Representatives is drafting a resolution
to demand that former President and
Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo be allowed to
be treated abroad due to her life threatening
condition.
Minority Leader and Quezon Rep.
Danilo Suarez said that Mrs. Arroyo should
be allowed to seek medical treatment
abroad for humanitarian reasons.
She was cut in the neck thrice, if you
dont call that life threatening, what else
could that be, Suarez told reporters, saying
that he is convinced the former presidents
medical condition is not good.
We are talking here of condence level.
I dont think our doctors here are really
capable to address the former presidents
illness, Suarez said. We could really see
that the former president is experiencing
discomfort.
Suarez said they would le the
resolution as soon as the medical bulletin
on the former presidents condition is out
already. He also said he is convinced that
Mrs. Arroyo will return to the country as
soon as her treatment abroad is completed.
Maricel V. Cruz
Laguna de Bay agency
unveils new logo, slogan
LAGUNA Lake Development Authority
general manager Neric Acosta led the
unveiling of the new LLDA logo and the
launching of the new slogan Ibalik ang
Diwa ng Lawa (Bring back the spirit of
the lake).
At the dialogue held recently with
sherfolk in Santa Cruz, Laguna, Acosta
said the authority aims to bring back the
glory of the Laguna de Bay by inculcating
to the people the essence of preserving the
natural integrity of the lake with respect to its
historical, cultural and economic values.
Laguna de Bay is one of the largest lakes
in Southeast Asia and one of the most vital
inland bodies of water in the Philippines.
Pre-Hispanic Filipinos called the lake
Lawa ng Bai (pronounced ba-ee), Bai
being an important trading town.
Acosta accompanied by Sta. Cruz,
Laguna Mayor Domingo Panganiban and
local sherfolk led the seeding of hundreds
of thousands of tilapia ngerlings in San
Pablo Norte and in the Santa Cruz river.
LLDA regularly conducts lake seeding,
which aims to enhance shery resources
in order to augment the livelihood of
sherfolks around the Laguna de Bay
Region. Gigi Munoz David
Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
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THE AIRPORT brawl between a
broadcaster and a celebrity couple earlier
this month continues to bear strange fruit.
Now we are told that the family of a
Cebu Pacic passenger arrival agent at the
airport wants to sue the female celebrity
for verbal abuse after she chewed out the
ground crew in Manila for leaving her
partys luggagenine bagsbehind in
Caticlan.
Such a foolish waste of the courts time is
no doubt encouraged by the Commissioner
on Human Rights, who said the actress
angry behavior could be considered a
violation of their human rights.
They can le a case here at the CHR
if they want to because this involves their
dignity, and this was not their fault, the
commissioner was quoted as saying.
Earlier, the two Cebu Pacic passenger
arrival agents told the police that they were
verbally assaulted by the actress.
A spokesman for Cebu Pacic said their
personnel had issued an apology to the
celebrity couple, loaded their luggage on
the next available ight and offered the
standard compensation to the couple, who
apparently were not appeased.
We are not privy to the actual words
that were exchanged over the Cebu
Pacic counter, but we beg to differ from
the Commissioner on Human Rights
harsh words spoken in anger by a paying
customer who has just endured poor or
substandard service should never be
misconstrued as a violation of human
rights. If any rights have been abused on
a daily basis, it is the right of consumers
to demand proper service for payment
rendered.
The feelings of the two Cebu Pacic
employees may have been hurt by the
actress tirade, but that is part of the job,
especially if one is in the service industry
and provides poor service.
If the actress can be sued for violating
human rights, then call center agents,
too, can le similar suits whenever angry
customers unload their ire on them.
The sad truth is, we live in a country
where consumers rights are disregarded
as a matter of course. No stores will give
a cash refund for defective products
they will only agree to an exchange of
goods. Stores still regularly insult their
own customers by searching through
their purchases on the way out, to make
sure nothing has been pilfered. Cashiers
at chain stores habitually shortchange
buyers by a few centavos without
even notifying them or apologizing
for their lack of coins. Airlines bump
passengersand their luggageat will
and offer only token apology, if that.
Satellite TV companies charge their
own customers for repairs. The Manila
Electric Co. even charges us for system
lossesor power that somebody else
has stolen.
Shouldnt that make us all angry?
Much as we value gentility and
politeness, sometimes only harsh words
will do because in this environment
of high costs and rotten service, you
almost always have to get angry to get
results.
When only harsh words will do
Now, its mangoes
ITS not just Philippine bananas that are
now banned in China on the spurious
grounds of not meeting the suddenly-
stringent Chinese standards for imported
agricultural products. Philippine
mangoes, those high-value jewels of
locally-grown produce, have been barred
from entering that country, as well.
Shippers of several large volumes of
China-bound mangoes were forced to
dump their cargo in the South China Sea
after they were not
even allowed to
be off-loaded. The
bananas that were
prevented from
entering China,
on the other hand,
safely made it to
porteven if they
were just left to rot
there.
The refusal
of Chinese
a u t h o r i t i e s
to allow Philippine mangoes and
Cavendish bananas entry is truly
incomprehensible, since the same
products are mainly exported to Japan,
which traditionally has some of the
strictest standards for health and safety
of imported goods. China has never
been known to be, shall we say, as
thorough.
When the mango-dumping in the
high seas comes to light (because this sad
news just cannot remain hidden), we shall
await the explanation of Malacaang
Palace to the effect that the incident
has nothing to do with the month-long
tension between the Philippines and
China over Scarborough Shoal. Perhaps
a terrible infestation has been making
Philippine mangoes and bananas unsafe
to eatalthough weve not heard any
news from local growers about it or of
any country similarly refusing the entry
of their products.
Of course, when the Chinese start
refusing entry of Filipino workers
in Hong Kong and the mainland,
we should assume that the territorial
dispute will have nothing to do with
that, as well.
* * *
Unlike some other senator-judges
we can name, Miriam Defensor
Santiago seems to be staying the
course. Under Miriams usual laser-
sharp questioning, Ombudsman
Conchita Carpio-Morales (who
showed that she was not in any way
in awe of lead defense counsel Seran
Cuevas) became meek as a lamb
yesterday.
Morales could only offer the lame
excuse, when grilled by Santiago, that
she will employ the same practice of
seeking the help of the Anti-Money
Laundering Council depending on the
case, even if this is against AMLCs
stated procedures. When Santiago
accused Morales of fudging in her
reply, the latter denied doing soonly
to be slapped down by Miriam for
arguing with a judge.
As for the senators allied with the
Aquino, the conclusion of Morales
testimony allowed the Palace dogs to
be loosed to buttress the Ombudsmans
testimonyespecially after the
beating she received from Miriam.
But regardless of what Aquinos allies
say, they could not change the fact that
the Ombudsman did not have any real
access to the accounts listed by AMLC.
This was the line pursued by
Cuevas in his questioning of Morales
yesterday: that the Ombudsman did not
really know if the supposed 82 dollar
accounts in the name of impeached
Chief Justice Renato Corona contained
the amounts reported or even what
kinds of accounts
they were.
This, apart
from the unusual
means and
p r o c e d u r e s
employed by
Morales to ferret
out Coronas
alleged accounts
and their
apparent conict
with the laws that
created AMLC
and on foreign currency deposits, lies
at the crux of the problem that the
Ombudsman created: will the activist
interpretation of Morales of her role
apply to all government ofcials or
merely to political enemies of the
administration, using their waiver at
the end of the required statement of
assets, liabilities and net worth?
Sadly, it seems that only Miriam is
truly scandalized by the Ombudsmans
apparent explanation that she is not
bound by any other law other than the
Constitutional provisions than created
her ofce and the corollary laws that
apply to it. The other senators who
questioned Morales sounded more like
they were scared of being investigated
like Corona instead of genuinely
concerned of the apparent abuse of the
Ombudsmans authority.
Santiagos great wisdom and many
talents will be missed when she leaves
for the Hague. If only those who
remain will show the same consistency,
tenacity and brilliance.
* * *
Meanwhileand as expected the
Malacaang-funded media propaganda
machine went into overdrive after
Morales testimony, concluding
apparently that the Ombudsman had
hit a home run that will certainly lead
to the conviction of Corona. Sadly,
there is at this point still no proof that
the data solicited by Morales from
AMLC are actually based on veriable
bank documents and transactions.
This public relations strategy is
familiar, of course, to anyone who
has watched the impeachment trial.
It was rst employed by the House-
led prosecution when it alleged that
Corona owned 45 pieces of real estate,
based on the records of the Land
Registration Authority.
For all we know, AMLC could be
the new LRA. Even if the Aquino-
friendly media will never point that out,
having already convinced themselves
that Corona is now dead meat.
EDITORIAL
Diplomatic immunity
IN WHAT seemed like a case of bolting
the barn door after the horse has ed, the
Department of Foreign Affairs declared
an accused Panamanian accused of rape
as persona non grata.
The DFA had no choice but to
acknowledge Erick Bairnals Shcks
diplomatic immunity under the Vienna
Convention which allowed him to
leave the country. This guy must
really be important to the embassy
of Panama. He must also be a good
friend of the ambassador who was
photographed escorting him all the
way past the airports security check.
Normally in such instances, a vice
consul and an administrative ofcer
would be the ones to attend to Shcks
departure so he is not subjected to
unnecessary delay or indignities by
immigration authorities.
The Vienna Convention is an
international treaty signed by 187
countries including the Philippines and
Panama. Diplomatic immunity under the
Vienna Convention covers an embassys
staff from the ambassador to its attaches
and personnel including members of the
technical and administrative staff,
Shcks, 35, is a member of the
Panamanian embassys technical and
administrative staff and therefore enjoys
diplomatic immunity. So no matter how
much Senator Tito Sotto, who took up
the cudgels for the victim, rants, theres
nothing he can do but look good as a
champion of womens rights.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima
too had no choice but to uphold the
DFAs recognition of Shcks diplomatic
immunity .
Why did the DFA not declare Shcks
persona non grata before it allowed him
to leave the country?
Under the rules of the Vienna
Convention, the host country has to
wait for considerable time for the
embassy to waive Shcks diplomatic
immunity before they could declare
him persona non grata. This, despite a
criminal offense not directly related to
his diplomatic duties. He was arrested
on April 24 after a 19-year-old girl led
the complaint.
When the Panamanian embassy did
not waive Shcks immunity, it had to
order him to leave the country to avoid
further liability including a civil suit
from the victim.
The girl claimed she was invited
by Shcks to his home in Manila
where she was made to smoke
marijuana and was raped when she
became unconscious.
Shcks probably told his superiors
at the embassy that it was consensual
or transactional sex. There are certain
circumstances in the case which might
cloud the credibility of the victims
story. Why did the girl go to Shckss
home unaccompanied? Unless the
marijuana was laced with a drug, one
does not pass out after smoking a stick
or two. Was it a long pot session leading
the accused to think his female guest
was willing to go all the way?
The ambassador apparently believed
Shcks version and therefore refused
the Philippine governments request for
waiver of diplomatic immunity
Not too many people understand
the meaning of diplomatic immunity. It
may therefore help to give a background
on it and its full scope.
Under the Vienna Convention signed
on May 22, 1961, the Treaty denes
the framework of diplomatic relations
between independent countries to enable
diplomats to perform their functions
without fear, harassment or coercion
by the host country. It gives diplomats
immunity from arrest, detention and
free passage to leave the host country,
The privilege of diplomatic immunity
is on a reciprocal basis between nations
who are signatories to the Convention.
This cornerstone forms the legal
basis for diplomatic immunity. The
Philippines and Panama are signatories
to the Vienna Convention.
The scope of crimes covered under
the Convention is encompassing,
The range of immunity extended to
diplomats include homicide, theft,
breach of contract in rented diplomatic
dwellings and yes, even rape.
In my many years as a diplomat, the
Philippine embassy only had to invoke
diplomatic immunity in my case over
parking tickets.
In 1984, Constable Yvonne Fletcher,
a British policewoman was shot dead
during a tumultuous demonstration in
front of the Libyan embassy in London.
Britain could not prosecute the assailant
who had diplomatic immunity but broke
off diplomatic relations with Libya.
Diplomatic relation between Libya and
the UK was restored only after so many
years
With the change in government after
the revolution that toppled Muammar
Gaddha, UK authorities are hoping
Fletchers killer can now be brought to
justiceif her killer is still alive.
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MORE people are now on the side
of journalist Mon Tulfo. Many have
seen, over television and on the
Internet, that video where movie
personalities Raymart Santiago and
Claudine Barretto and their group
ganged up on Tulfo. That video was
the truth.
I could not believe my eyes when
I saw Claudine
always the victim
in movies and
in teleseryes
getting into the
act and beating
up Tulfo who
was already
down on the
floor.
T u l f o s
only fault
was to record
Claudines act
of berating
two teary-eyed
Cebu Pacific
employees for
offloading their baggage.
The Santiagos have filed physical
injury and child abuse cases against
Tulfo. Tulfo, for his part, has also
filed charges of grave coercion and
physical injuries against Raymart
and Claudine. Its now up to the
court to decide.
But how in the world could there
have been child abuse when the
video says it all? It is very clear
that the Santiagos and their group
ganged up on Tulfo.
Still, I commend Grace Poe
Llamanzares and the Movie
and Television Review and
Classification Board for acting
swiftly against the Tulfo brothers
who, over television, threatened the
Santiago couple with retaliation.
The MTRCB issued a 20-day
preventive suspension against the
brothers, even though they have
apologized.
What I cannot understand,
however, is the deafening silence of
the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster
sa Pilipinas, the organization of
radio and television networks. As
co-founder and first president of
KBP, I helped formulate the Code
of Conduct and Ethical Standards of
this organization.
On its own, the KBP can
investigate and sanction member-
networks that violate its Code.
This is why I am surprised that the
KBP is not lifting a finger on the
issue.
I can only conclude that the KBP
has outlived its usefulness as an
organization. After all, network
giant GMA is not even a member.
***
Malacaang lapdogs are jumping
with glee over revelations of
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-
Morales, who used a powerpoint
presentation to show that Chief
Justice Renato Corona maintained
82 dollar accounts in five banks
between 2003 and early 2012.
Corona, however, claims that
these are all lies and that he would
explain everything when he takes
the stand.
But as I wait with bated breath
for Coronas testimony, I cannot
help being bothered about several
things about that powerpoint
presentation. If the Anti-Money
Laundering Council can monitor the
dollar accounts of Corona, what can
stop it from doing the same thing on
others who displease Malacaang?
Isnt there a process to safeguard the
confidentiality of foreign exchange
accounts?
The transactional accounts
shown in the presentation are
misleading the public. They simply
mean the movement of deposits and
wi t hdr a wa l s .
T h e
Co mmi s s i o n
on Audit, in
support of the
Ombuds ma n,
came out with
the ridiculous
figure of $32
million in
deposits and
$28 million in
withdrawals.
These are
all for public
consumpt i on,
of course,
so that the
s e n a t o r -
judges could be swayed to convict
Corona.
I say it aint over until the
fat lady singsor until Corona
testifies.
The Ombudsman also says that
the AMLCs findings could be
grounds for another impeachment
case that could be filed against the
chief justice in December.
I am also troubled by this.
Can our country stand another
impeachment trial? The Palace
really would not stop until Corona
gets ousted, would it?
Even now, Congress is sacrificing
a lot. There is no quorum at the
House of Representatives and
legislative measures get delayed at
the Senate. Nothing gets done at
all in this branch of government.
To think that Congress will again
adjourn on June 7!
***
The administration Liberal
Party, the United National
Alliance of Vice President Jojo
Binay and former President Erap
Estrada, the Nacionalista Party
and even the Lakas-CMD of the
former Arroyo administration
have come up with their list of
senatorial candidates.
To be sure, some of them will
drop out. Surveys will show their
lack of drawing power among the
voters.
Speaking of drawing power, I
dont know Bienvenido Benny
M. Abats personally, but I was
told that he, who holds a doctorate
in theology and a degree in
Humanities, honoris causa, from
the Eulogio S. Rodiguez Institute
of Science and Technology, can
have that drawing power among
the voters. He is an active
bishop of the Baptist Church of
the Philippines, the president
and senior pastor of the Ben
O. Abante Baptist College and
the Metropolitan Bible Baptist
Church and Ministries.
As congressman, Abante was the
primary sponsor of the Expanded
Senior Citizen Act of 2010.
The Ombudsmans
testimony
Recusing Angara
UNDAUNTED by its earlier failure to
recuse Senator Franklin Drilon from Chief
Justice Renato Coronas impeachment
trial, the defense last week led a motion
seeking Senator Judge Edgardo J.
Angaras recusal.
Recusal, according to Blacks Law
Dictionary, is a process by which a judge
is disqualied on objection of either party
(or disqualies himself or herself) from
hearing a lawsuit because of self-interest,
bias or prejudice.
The defense did not ask the Senate to
recuse Angara. Rather, it asked Angara to
recuse himself. Unsurprisingly, Angara
rejected the motion, and nothing more was
heard from the defense. But it shouldnt
end there.
All the senator-judges are sworn to
render impartial justice. The redundant
phrase is deliberate and intentional.
For while impartiality is indispensable
to justice, there should never be the
slightest risk of it being denied or violated,
in a proceeding where the quantum of
evidence is not xed for all, but left to
the individual judgment of every senator
judge. So the word impartial was
added, ex abundante cautelafrom an
abundance of caution.
This demands not just the proverbial
cold neutrality of a judge, but the
coldest possible neutrality. The judge
must not only be seen as neutral but above
all shine in that neutrality.
Now, while Senator Angara sits as a
judge at the trial, his son and namesake,
Rep. Edgardo Sonny Angara, Jr. of
Aurora, is televised and quoted copiously
as a spokesperson for the prosecution.
He does not disown the prosecutions
resolve to seek Coronas convictionand
destruction. And he wants to sit in the
Senate when his father leaves it next year.
One may presume Edong will do
everything to help his son run, and if
possible become a senator. He would
not ruin his sons chances by voting for
Coronas acquittal. His best calculated
move would be to vote for his conviction.
To those who share this simplistic
analysis, Edongs rendering impartial
justice now seems a little too much to
hope for.
In an ordinary court proceeding, the
Code of Judicial Conduct would inhibit a
judge who is related by consanguinity or
afnity to a party litigant within the sixth
degree or to counsel within the fourth
degree, or who knows his/her spouse
or child has a nancial interest, as heir,
legatee, creditor, duciary, or otherwise,
in the subject matter in controversy or in
any party to the proceeding, or any other
interest that could be substantially affected
by the outcome of the proceeding.
Angara points out, and correctly so,
that such rule is not in the Rules of the
Senate impeachment trial. But the point
here is ethical, not legal, and that argument
cannot stand. Edong sees no conict
of interest because he says he sits as a
judge in obedience to the Constitution,
while his son speaks for the prosecution in
obedience to the will of his peers. Neither
part of the premise is incorrect, but the
conclusion is wrong. There is so much
sophistry in the reasoning.
Since there was no way the father
could have avoided sitting as a judge,
the son could have declined his position
to honor his father without offending his
peers. If the thought was completely
unthinkable to the son, the father, who
knows a lot more, could have provided the
illumination. He could have told his son
that delicadeza, that old Hispanic word
(and virtue), would be worth restoring
into our culture, more than any of the old
artifacts they are trying to restore in Baler.
But father and son did not seem prepared
for the grand gesture.
The defense has suggested the only
way Angara could dispel any suspicion
about himself would be to vote for
Coronas acquittal. That strikes me as a
bit low and inappropriate, if not facetious,
and Angara is right to sneer at it. But the
question is not whether Angara should
vote to convict or to acquit, but whether
or not he should vote at all.
For although he says he remains
unbiased and impartial, his being unbiased
and impartial depends not on what he says
but rather on what reasonable men and
women can observe and discern. No matter
how much Angara may wish, in his heart
of hearts, to remain neutral, his objective
situation, vis--vis his sonforget any
favors he has received from Malacaang
does not allow anyone to accuse him of
being unbiased and impartial.
That is the heart of the matter.
Happily, the problem is not without a
solution. And it is rather simple. Edong
could act as a man of substance and quality
rather than just be a man in high ofce. He
could then say: He remains determined
to render impartial justice, but since
his ability to do so has now come under
a cloud, he would rather put the honor of
the impeachment court above his own,
the interest of truth and justice above self-
interest, and no longer participate in the
proceedings.
That would be a distinct service and
act of statesmanship, which he could
leave his son and his peers to emulate,
and others with a memory to remember
him by.
EVERYMAN
Science and governance
MARIA Corazon de Ungria, head of
the DNA Analysis Laboratory of the
University of the Philippines-Natural
Sciences Research Institute, was on cable
television last month. In an episode of
the show Partners in Crime aired over
the Crime and Investigation Channel, De
Ungria explains how DNA technology
in the Philippines can help bring justice
by providing forensic basis of a persons
guilt or innocence.
Its hardly CSI, but the point is that the
science is here and could do wonders in
the justice systemif only we knew how
to use it to the maximum.
But thats exactly the DNA experts
pointwe dont.
De Ungria can think of many good
opportunities where science can be tapped
to achieve great ends. There is, for instance,
the problem of trafcking, across national
borders or within Philippine borders.
Imagine a middle-aged woman at a
port, who has just come from a faraway
province down south. She has ve
teenaged girls in tow. When asked who
these girls are, she quickly says they are
her nieces. End of story.
How should anybody know that the
woman makes these trips several times a
year, bringing different sets of nieces?
Who is to say she brings them to the big
city not for a vacation, but to become sex
workers or unwitting wives of foreigners?
DNA proling can help ascertain
whether such aunts are telling the truth.
Science establishes blood relationships,
no questions asked.
De Ungria also points to news clippings
about mothers selling their babies to pay
for their hospital bills. At rst blush, it is
a heart-wrenching story: A mother, driven
by poverty and desperation, goes against
human nature (of protecting her child) and
does the unthinkable. But think again:
How do we know she is really the mother,
not some stranger who snatched a child
away from its parents? Again, DNA can
help establish the relationship between
the child and its purported natural parent.
De Ungria believes that parents, when
reporting a lost child, should provide DNA
samples immediately for comparison.
And then, when a rape is reported,
the use of a so-called rape kit is not
mandated at all. Physical examinations
do not automatically include collecting
DNA specimens from the victim, which
could be used to pin down suspects later
on even when testimonial evidence is not
available or becomes problematic.
Unfortunately, sample taking is not
automatic. Remember that the application
of DNA technology is a comparison.
DNA specimen from a crime scene is
compared with the sample taken from a
suspect. When there is only one sample,
no comparison is possible. When there are
two, and they match, you know who did
the crime. No ifs, no buts.
The law, too, says that foreigners
may not receive organs from non-
related Filipinos. But how come kidney
trafcking, for instance, has become
controversial in the Philippines? Hospitals
performing transplants must ascertain
that the donor and the recipient are blood
relatives. But apart from the say-so of the
parties (not always in the interest of truth,
of course), we have no way of knowing.
De Ungria recalls reports about an
entire community in the Baseco compound
in Manila where the majority of residents
have one kidney left. Alas, consent
and informed consent are two different
things. Middlemen lure poor people into
selling their organs, without telling them
of the consequences. They then become
sickly. They get the money, sure, but it
lasts them a month. And then they have
to live with poor health, a diminished
earning capacity and additional expenses
for medicines for the rest of their lives.
***
The problem is not actually science,
De Ungria believes. Ultimately it is one
of governance, of heads of government
agencies deliberately steering their
organizations to a direction where
opportunities are maximized, efforts
are coordinated and plans of action are
communicated down to the lowest levels
of the organization.
Clearly this is not the case. De Ungria
observes disjointedness, hits and misses,
ad hoc efforts and a vague sense of
drifting along. There are occasional gains,
of course, but there is no follow through
and hence nothing gets done.
As usual.
Sure, De Ungria and her group are able to
touch base with some government agencies,
train personnel and generally make them
aware of what could and must be done.
They have had some good results, too. But
there is the perennial worry: Is this enough?
Are they talking to the right people? Are
they even making a dent?
De Ungria believes that Cabinet
membersespecially Health Secretary
Enrique Ona, Local Government Secretary
Jesse Robredo, Justice Secretary Leila de
Lima and Science and Technology Secretary
Mario Montejoshould put their heads
together and coordinate their efforts to
achieve the level of operational cooperation
that would trickle down to their subordinates.
De Ungria holds a doctorate and has
published numerous articles in international
journals. She is the leading expert on DNA in
the country. Then again, one does not really
need such credentials to feel strongly about
whats wrong with the way our government
addresses gaping holes in the system. One
only has to be a Filipino who cares.
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The nuclear power option
By Saeed A. Daof
IN SPITE of the decision of Japan to close
down the operation of its nuclear power
plants, our country should remain open
to the option of using nuclear power in
generating electricity.
Japan will not permanently close its doors
in the use of nuclear power plants as a source
of power for electricity in that country.
Nor will the other countries which
are presently using nuclear power for
electricity generation follow suit. Instead,
they will all continue to use nuclear
power for generating electricity to remain
economically strong and competitive while
at the same time, vigorously nding ways
and means to improving the technical as
well as the safety aspects of their nuclear
power system or making exhaustive
studies that will achieve safety of operation
of their nuclear plants.
We have a different situation than Japan
and other countries using nuclear energy as
a source of power for electricity. We have
more than 7,000 islands. We are a country
with very large underdeveloped and sparsely
populated areas, and where the bulk of the
population migrates to overcrowded areas.
We area country aspiring to achieve
balanced and massive economic growth.
There must be places far from densely
populated areas where a nuclear plant
could be established, and where the
generated electric power can be transmitted
or distributed to faraway areas to ensure
public safety.
At a brieng before media practitioners,
civil society advocates and government
executives about the energy situation in the
country, Energy Secretary Jose Almendras
and Information Secretary Sonny Coloma
presented a wide range of acceptable options
that explained the plans and programs of the
Department of Energy in solving the power
shortage as well as the ways and means to
achieving sufciency in electricity in the
country, particularly in Mindanao.
I suggest ed t he possi bi l i t y of
recommending to the President the
formulation of a long-range policy that
shall harness nuclear energy in producing
electricity while at the same time exercising
the governments options in using coal,
solar, wind, hydro, fossils, and other
renewable sources of energy.
There were assumptions made during the
brieng that the establishment and operation
of even a small nuclear powered plant is
not economic because there is no sufcient
demand that could support the viability
or protability of the initiative. With due
respect, it is not a visionary assumption to
achieve orderly massive improvement of
the countrys economy and competitiveness
without a strong infrastructure and capability
of the power sector. The fact that it takes
10 years or more before a nuclear-powered
electricity project is rendered operational
from its conception gives more reason for
our government to be proactive in seeing
to it that a national program for harnessing
nuclear energy for electricity generation is
set into place at the earliest time possible.
Every administration aspires to attract
as many foreign investors to invest in the
country. We however, for many decades,
failed to look for and apply modern and
advanced technology to be globally
competitive.
Under the present condition, and in the
immediate future, many prospective foreign
investors may not be attracted to invest in
the Philippines because of the high cost of
power in comparison with our neighbors and
developed countries in Europe and America.
Why will they come and invest here when
the cost of power is ve times or higher than
that of China and other parts of Asia, that,
when equated or calculated in real terms
could reach to as much as 40 percent to 50
percent of their cost of production?
The private sector power providers
are understandably bent on establishing
electricity generation capability that is
focused on supplying electricity to densely
populated metropolitan areas. Their primary
purpose is to achieve a fast return on their
investments.
On the other hand, we should all
be reminded that the responsibility and
purpose of our government is more than
just making profits. It must occasion
development and transformation in the
countryside. With this, we will become
competitive and attract investors.
We must look far beyond the capability
of the present sources of power and accept
the fact that nuclear energy possesses great
potential as a source of electricity for the
country that could be far more economical
in the long run and less pollutant to
the environment. Consequently, the
availability of cheaper electric power will
attract foreign investment; generate jobs,
and boost food supply and security. The
Energy Department should continue its
public brieng around the country about the
energy situation, and what it is attempting
to do in solving the problems besetting
the energy sector of the country with the
inclusion of nuclear power as a potential
source of power. This is important because
the public or the common tao are hearing
only the negative effects or consequences
of nuclear power plants.
At the end of the day, the wisdom and
vision of those who really wish to attain
progress and prosperity in our country
will prevail.
The author is chairman of the Southern
Philippines Development Authority and
Vice President for Mindanao of the
Philippine Constitution Association.
EMIL
P. JURADO
TO THE POINT
ADELLE
CHUA
CHASING HAPPY
FRANCISCO S.
TATAD
FIRST THINGS FIRST
BONG C.
AUSTERO
ARE WE THERE YET?
Mr. Austeros column will resume next
week.
It aint over until
the fat lady sings
or in this case, until
Chief Justice Corona
himself takes the
stand.
CYAN MAGENTAYELLOW BLACK
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Maharlika Road,
Contract Location: Cabiga, Samar
Scope of Work: 101(1)--Removal of Deskslab, Span 2; 101(2)--Removal
of Existing Temporary Structures; 301Bituminous Conc.
Surface Course, Hot Laid; 300(16)--1500mm diameter,
Bored Pile; 401-Steel Railing; 404Reinforcing Steel,
Grade 40; 405Structural Concrete, fc=24.13 Mpa;
412Elastomeric Bearing Pad, Hardness 60; 419(a)--
Pile Integrity Test (CSL, Procedure); 419(b)--Hight Strain
Dynamic Load Test; 707Metal Drain; Spcl. I-Removal
& Replacement of HTB; Spcl. II-Steel Plates; Spcl. III-
Surface Cleaning of Steel Truss & Steel Members; Spcl.
IVJacking Mid-Span of Steel Truss; Spcl. VRem.
& Repl. of Exp. Dam Ext'g. P1 & P2; Spcl. VIConc.
Jacketing of Ext'g. P2 & P2; Spcl. VIIMetalizing steel
Truss; Spcl. VIIIPainting of Steel Girders Span 1 &
Span 3; Spcl. IX-DPWH Standard Project Billboard;
Spcl. XConst. of Safety & Health; Spcl. XITraffc
Management and Spcl. XIIMobilization/ Demobilization
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 47,340,899.90
Contract Duration: 350 calendar days
2. Contract ID: 12 IK 0006
Contract Name: Concreting of San Fernando Macopa Nagkaduha
Farm to Market Road,
Contract Location: Villareal, Samar
Scope of Work: 105 Sub-grade Preparation; 200 Aggregate Sub-base
Coarse; 311 Portland Cement Concrete Pavement; Spcl.
I Billboard; and Spcl. II Mobilization/ Demobilization
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 2,849,576.75
Contract Duration: 45 calendar days
3. Contract ID: 12 IK 0007
Contract Name: Construction/Rehabilitation of Brgy. Buno-anan
Pangdan Farm to Market Road,
Contract Location: Catbalogan City
Scope of Work: 100 Clearing and Grubbing; 103 Structure Excavation;
404 Reinforcing Steel; 405 Structural Concrete; Spcl.
I Forms and Scaffoldings; Spcl. II Billboard; and Spcl.
III Mobilization/ Demobilization
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 1,897,576.70
Contract Duration: 90 calendar days
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in
accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and must
meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or
75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture with PCAB
license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (c) completion of a similar
contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (d) Net Financial
Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment for at least 10%
of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and
preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to
the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH
POCW-Central Offce will only process contractors applications for registration, with
complete requirements, and issue the Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC).
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of bidding Documents May 16, 2012 June 7, 2012
2. Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders May 16, 2012 June 1, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference May 30, 2012 (9:00A.M.)
4. Receipt of Bids June 7, 2012 until 10:00 A.M.
5. Opening of Bids June 7, 2012; 2:00 P.M.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in
the Bidding Documents (BDs) in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC
Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, including
the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component
of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as
determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
Prospective bidders may also download the BDs, if available, from the DPWH web
site. The BAC will also issue hard copies of the BDs at the same address to eligible
bidders - upon payment of a non-refundable fee based on the hereunder tabulations.
Bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on
or before the submissin of their bids.
Name of Project Cost of Bid Docs
1. Reconstruction of Calbiga Bridge along P 20,000.00
Daang Maharlika Road, Calbiga, Samar
2. Concreting of San Fernanado-Macopa-Nagkaduha P 5,000.00
Farm to Market Road, Villareal, Samar
3. Construction/Rehabilitation of Brgy. Buno-anan P 5,000.00
Pangdan Farm to Market Road, Catbalogan City
The DPWH, Samar Second District Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award,
without incurring any liability to the affected bidders.

Approved by:

(Sgd.) NORBERTO T. GERENTE
BAC Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
CARAGA Region XIII
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Agusan del Sur 1
st
District Engineering Offce
Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
I NVI TATI ON TO APPLY FOR ELI GI BI LI TY AND TO BI D
(MST-May 16, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways
(DPWH), 1st District Engineering Offce, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, through the
Regular Infrastructure Projects invites contractors to bid for the following:
1.) a. Contract ID : 12NB0027
b. Contract Name : Restoration of Slip Section along NRJ - Awa -
Azpetia - Lianga Road, (Maug Section), K1291+270
K1292+50;
K1291+562.80 K1291+653;
c. Contract Location : Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
d. Scope of Work : Construction of Retaining Wall, Riprap, Paving
(Reinforced) and Underdrain
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php19,397,710.00
f. Contract Duration : 270 Calendar Days
g. Bidding Documents Fee : Php10,000.00
2.) a. Contract ID : 12NB0028
b. Contract Name : Construction of Slope Protection at Azpetia Bridge
along NRJ Awa Azpetia Lianga Road
c. Contract Location : Azpetia, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
d. Scope of Work : Grouted Riprap Embankment and Gabions
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php9,711,597.00
f. Contract Duration : 270 Calendar Days
g. Bidding Documents Fee : Php10,000.00
3.) a. Contract ID : 12NB0029
b. Contract Name : Restoration of Slip Section along NRJ Awa
Azpetia Lianga Road (Ago Section)
c. Contract Location : Magsaysay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
d. Scope of Work : Gabions and Embankment
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php19,397,710.00
f. Contract Duration : 270 Calendar Days
g. Bidding Documents Fee : Php10,000.00
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised IRR of
R. A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the
opening of bid.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase bid
documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH,
(b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint
venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion
of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net
Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least
equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility
check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the
DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW
Central Offce will only process contractors applications for registration with complete
requirements and issue Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms
may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents From: May 16, 2012 To: June 8, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference 10:00am on May 25, 2012
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
Until 5:00pm on May 31, 2012
4. Receipt of Bids Deadline: 12:00 noon on June 8, 2012
5. Opening of Bids 2:00pm on June 8, 2012

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the DPWH 1st District
Engineering Offce, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, upon payment of a non-
refundable fee scheduled above. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from
the DPWH web site, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the
DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids Documents.
The Pre-Bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased the
BDs. Bids must accompanied by a bid security, in the amount stated in Section 27.2 of
the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall obtain the results of the eligibility check at the
DPWH 1st District Engineering Offce, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the BDs in
two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain
the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second
envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the
Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and postqualifcation.
The DPWH 1st District Engineering Offce, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur reserves
the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior contract
award, without hereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
Approved:
(Sgd.) MA. SUSAN M. QUISMUNDO
Engineer III
BAC Chairperson
NOTED:
(Sgd.) JAIME T. BERNAT, SR.
District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Region XI, Davao City
Tel. No. (082) 226-4459, Fax. No. (082) 226-9310
(MST-May 16, 2012)
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), XIth Regional Offce,
Davao City, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors to apply
to bid for the contract:
1. Contract ID : 12LO-0021
Contract Name & Location

: Repair/Rehabilitation of :
a)Careel Bridge along Davao-Cotabato
Road, Davao del Sur
b)Tamugan Bri dge al ong Davao-
Bukidnon Road, Davao City
c)Agdao Flyover, Leon Garcia Street,
Davao City
d)Buhangi n Fl yover, Buhangi n-
Lapanday Road, Davao City
Scope of Work : Repai r/Rehabi l i tati on of Bri dge;
Slope/Scour Protection and Clearing
waterway
Approved Budget for the Contract : Php 38,786,127.86
Contract Duration : 180 calendar days
2. Contract ID : 12LO-0022
Contract Name & Location : Construction of Lasang River Flood
Control, Lasang, Davao City
Scope of Work : Section A and Section C:
- Construction of rubble concrete
revetment on steel sheet piles;
- Reconstruction of roadway with PCCP
150mm thk.
Estimated Project Cost : Php 67,900,000.00
Contract Duration : 214 calendar days
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in
accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase
bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with
DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative,
or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract,
(d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10
years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line
commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/
fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to
the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH
POCW-Central Offce will only process contractors applications for registration with
complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC).
Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders May 16, 2012 to June 4, 2012, until 5:00 p.m.
2. Issuance of Bidding Documents May 16, 2012 to June 7, 2012, until 12:00 noon
3. Pre-Bid Conference May 24, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. DPWH-XI
Conference Room, R. Magsaysay Avenue,
Davao City
4. Receipt of Bids until 2:00 p.m. on June 7, 2012
5. Opening of Bids June 7, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at BAC Secretariat,
DPWH, Region XI, R. Magsaysay Avenue, Davao City, upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of P 20,000.00 for Item No. 1 and P 30,000.00 for Item No. 2, for the
bidding documents. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH
website, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH
website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids Documents.
Bids must accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated
in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the
BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope
shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC.
The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be
awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation
and post-qualifcation.
The DPWH, Region XI, Davao City, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring
any liability to the affected bidders.

(Sgd.) TOMAS M. RODRIGUEZ
Assistant Regional Director
BAC Chairman
DPWH XI, R. Magsaysay Avenue
8000, Davao City
Fax No. (082) 226-9310

Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Davao del Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce
Buhangin, Malita, Davao del Sur
(MST-May 16, 2012)
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
The DPWH, Davao del Sur 2nd District Engineering Offce, Buhangin, Malita,
Davao del Sur through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors
to apply to bid for the following contracts:
1. Contract ID # : 12LE0013
Contract Name : Asphalt Overlay
Contract Location : Digos-Makar Road, Talas Section, km. 1579+336-
1580+182
Brief Description : Asphalt overlay
Approved Budget for : Php 9,000,000.00
the Contract (ABC)
Contract Duration : 30 CD
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding
procedures in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing
Rules and Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)
and must meet the following major criteria: a) prior registration with DPWH. (b)
Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or
joint venture with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (c)
completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10
years, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit
line commitment for at least 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary
pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids. The
BAC will receive LOI upon payment of a non-refundable fee of (N/A).
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the
receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCW-Central Offce will only process contractors
applications for registration, with complete requirements, and issue the
Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be
downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown
below:
1. Issuance and Availability of Bidding
Documents
From: May 10-29, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference 10:00AM- May 17, 2012
3. Receipt of LOIs from Prospective
Bidders
Deadline: 5:00 PM of May 24, 2012
4. Receipt of Bids Deadline: 2:00 PM of May 29, 2012
5. Opening of Bids May 29, 2012 @ 2:00 oclock in the
afternoon.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH,
Malita, Davao del Sur, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Five thousand
pesos (Php 5,000.00). Prospective bidders may likewise download the Bidding
Documents (BDs), if available, from the DPWH website. Prospective bidders
that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on
or before the submission of their bids documents. Bid must accompanied by
a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2
of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed
in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman.
The frst envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall
include the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the
fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated
Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH, Davao del Sur 2nd District Engineering Offce, Buhangin,
Malita reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the
bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability
to the affected bidders.
(Sgd.) JOSEPHINE C. VALDEZ
BAC Chairman
DPWH, Davao del Sur 2nd DEO
Buhangin, Malita, Davao del Sur
8012
NOTED:
(Sgd.) NOE V. PLACER
District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Batanes District Engineering Offce
Basco, Batanes
I NVI TATI ON TO APPLY FOR ELI GI BI LI TY AND TO BI D
(MST-May 16, 2012)
The Department of Public Works & Highways, Batanes District Engineering
Offce, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites prospective
suppliers/bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the following projects:

1 Contract ID : 12BA0020- Goods
Contract Name : COMPL ETI ON OF MULTI PURPOSE
BUILDING (BASCO GYMNASIUM)
Contract Location : Basco, Batanes
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) : P 3,833,197.44
Delivery period : 45 CD upon receipt of approved Purchase
Order
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding
procedures in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing
Rules and Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a bidder must meet the following criteria:
(a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino Citizen/sole proprietorship,
corporations/ partnership/ cooperatives/ organizations with at least sixty
percent (60%) interest of outstanding capital stock belongs to the citizens of
the Philippines, (c) completed similar contract whose value must be at least
50% of the ABC within a period of three(3) years, and (d) Net Financial
Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at
least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail
criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examinations of bids.
Interested unregistered suppliers/bidders, however, shall submit their
applications for registration to the BAC for Goods, Secretariat, DPWH
Central Office seven(7) calendar days before the deadline for the
submission and opening of bids. The BAC for Goods, DPWH Central
Offce will only process suppliers applications for registration with complete
requirements, and issue the Suppliers Registration Certifcate (SRC).
Registration forms may be secured from the secretariat, BAC for Goods
Offce, Ground Floor, DPWH Central Offce.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown
below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents May 11, 2012 June 01, 2012
2. Pre-Bid conference May 17, 2012; 9:00 A.M.
3. Receipt of Bids June 01, 2012 Deadline: 9:00 AM
4. Opening of Bids June 01, 2012 Time : 10:00 AM
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at BAC
for Goods Secretariat, DPWH Batanes District Engineering Offce
Admi ni strati ve Bui l di ng Motorpol Compound , from 8:00 A.M. to
5:00PM of May 11, 2012 to June 01, 2012 upon payment of non-refundable
fee of one thousand pesos (Php 1,000.00). Prospective Bidders may also
download the BDs, if available, from the DPWH website and shall pay the
said fees on or before the submission of their Bid Documents. Bids must
be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and form, as stated in
Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective Bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed
in the BDs in two(2) separate sealed envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The
frst envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall
include the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the
fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest
Calculated responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-
qualifcation.
The Department of Public Works & Highways reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids and to annul the bidding process any time before
Contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders.


(Sgd.) ARISTEO G. GALAROSA
BAC Chairman

Noted:

(Sgd.) ALEXANDER D. NOLA, CESE
OIC District Engineer

Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF AGRI CULTURE
NATIONAL TOBACCO ADMINISTRATION
Scout Reyes Street, corner Panay Avenue, Quezon City
Tel. No. (02) 374-3987 Fax No. (02) 374-2505
I NVI TATI ON TO APPLY FOR ELI GI BI LI TY AND TO BI D
( MST- May 9 & 16, 2012)
The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) through its Bids and Awards Committee
(BAC), invites interested contractors to apply for eligibility and if found eligible, to bid for
the hereunder project:
Contract ID: PB 2012-04
Name of Contract: Construction of the NTA AgriPinoy Tobacco Farmers Food
Processing Plant and Trading Center Complex
Location: Brgy. Nanguneg, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur
Brief Description: This Project includes the construction of a Main Food Processing,
Slaughter House and Chicken Dressing Plant.
Approved Budget
for the Contract: PhP 46,844,535.14 Corporate Funds. Bids received in excess of
the ABC shall be automatically rejected at Bid opening.
Project Duration: 150 calendar days
The BAC will conduct the public bidding in accordance with RA 9184 and its Implementing
Rules and Regulations Part A.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed by the person
authorized in the Contractors License issued by the PCAB. The LOIs shall be submitted by
the Authorized Liaison Offcer as specifed in the Contractors Information (CI). Submission of
LOIs by persons with a Special Power of Attorney, who are not specifed in the CI, shall not
be allowed. The contractor must purchase bid documents and must meet the following major
criteria: (a) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or
joint venture with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (b) completion
of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of ten years, and (c) Net
Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment for at least
10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and
preliminary examination of bids.
Schedule of BAC Activities:
BAC Activities Schedule
1. Deadline for the submission of Letters of
Intent (LOI), including application for
Eligibility and issuance of Eligibility Forms
May 22, 2012
2. Deadline for submission of Eligibility
Requirements
May 25, 2012
3. Notice of Results of Eligibility Check May 28, 2012
4. Issuance of Bid Documents May 29, 2012
5. Pre-bid Conference June 01, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at the 3
rd

Floor NTA Bldg.
6. Receipt and Opening of Bids June 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the 3
rd

Floor of NTA Bldg.
The BAC will issue Bidding Documents only to Bidders declared by the BAC to be eligible for
the bidding upon payment of a non-refundable Bidding Fee in the amount of Fifteen Thousand
Pesos (PhP15,000.00) to the NTA Cash and Fund Management Division.
Prospective Bidders shall submit their duly accomplished form as specifed in the BDs
in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall
contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include the eligibility requirements.
The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be
awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and
the post-qualifcation.
The NTA reserves the right to reject any or all bids without offering any reason, waive any
required formality and award the contract to the bidder, whose proposal, as evaluated, is
the most advantageous to the NTA.
The NTA assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify the bidders for
any expenses or losses that may be incurred in the preparation of bids, nor does it guarantee
that an award will be made.
The NTA BIDS and AWARDS COMMITTEE (BAC)

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Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Nueva Ecija 1
st
District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Region III
Talavera, Nueva Ecija
(MST-May 16, 2012)
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
DPWH INFRA-07 Standard Advertisement-Revised IRR
The DPWH Nueva Ecija 1st DEO, through FY 2012 Budget R.A 10155, (Current
apropriation) invites contractors to apply to bid forfollowing contract(s):
a. CONTRACT ID: 12CE0073
b. Contract Name: Concreting of FMR, Brgy. San Miguel and Brgy.
Maybubon,Guimba, Nueva Ecija
c. Contract Location:
d. Fee for Bid Documents: Php10,000.00
e. Scope of Work: RCP
f. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 11,759,936.03
g. Conctract Duration: C.D. 120.00
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures
in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revi sed Impl ementi ng Rul es and
Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and must
meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino
citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint
venture with PCAB License applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (c)
completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10
years, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit
line commitment for at least 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary
pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration
to the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI.
The DPWH POCW-Central Offce will only process contractors applications for
registration, with complete requirements, and issue the Contractors Certifcate
of Registration (CRC).
Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown
1. Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders Deadline:
9:00 AM
June 5, 2012
2. Issuance of Bid Documents 8:00am - 2:30pm From:
10:00 a.m.
To:
June 5, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference Time and Date
10:00 a.m. May 25, 2012
4. Receipt of Bids Deadline: Deadline:
10:00 a.m. June 5, 2012
5. Opening of Bids Time:
10:00 a.m.
Date:
June 5, 2012
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH, Nueva
Ecija 1st District Engineering Offce, Talavera, Nueva Ecija upon payment
of a non-refundable fee as indicated above. Prospective bidders may also
download the BDs, if available, from the DPWH web site. Prospective bidders
that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on
or before the submission of their bids Documents. Bids must be accompanied
by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2
of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in
the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst
envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include
the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial
component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated
Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH Nueva Ecija 1st DEO reserves the right to accept or reject any or
all bid and to null the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without
incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) AMADO M. GUEVARRA
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) RAMIRO M. CRUZ
District Engineer
(MST-May 16, 2012)
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The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public
Works and Highways, Northern Samar 2
nd
District Engineering Offce,
through the Department of Agriculture (DA), Invites contractors to bid for
the aforementioned projects:
1. Contract ID : 12II0035
Contract Name : Construction/Rehab/Improvement of Brgy.
Cagamutan-Bato-Bangon Farm to Market
Road
Contract Location : Gamay, Northern, Samar
Scope of Work : Portland Cement Concrete Pavement
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PhP 4,849,286.81
Contract Duration : 90 Calendar Days
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the
Revised IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be
automatically rejected at the opening of Bids.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI),
purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria (a)prior
registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership,
corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB License applicable
to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract
costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial
Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment for
at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail
criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration to the DPWH-POCW Regional Offce before the deadline for
the receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCWC-Regional Offce will only process
contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and
issue the Contractors Registration Certifcate (CRC). Registration Forms
may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown
below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents May 31, 2012 June 21, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference June 8, 2012 2:00 PM, NS 2
nd
DEO
Sub Offce, Brgy. Rawis, Laoang,
N. Samar
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI June 15, 2012 until 5:00 P.M.
4 Receipt of Bids June 21, 2012 8:30 AM-2:00 Pm at
NS 2
nd
DEO Sub Offce, Brgy. Rawis,
Laoang, N. Samar
5. Opening of Bids June 21, 2012 2:00 Pm -NS
2
nd
DEO Sub Offce, Brgy. Rawis,
Laoang, N. Samar
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH,
NS 2nd DEO Catarman, Northern Samar, upon payment of a non-refundable
fee P5,000.00. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the
DPWH web site, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs
from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission
of their Bid Documents. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be open only to
interested parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must accompanied
by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section
27.2 of the Revised IRR of RA 9184.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as
specifed in the Bidding Documents (BDs) in two (2) separate sealed bid
envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain the technical
component of the bid, which shall include a copy of Contractor's Registry
Certifcate (CRC). The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component
of the bid. The Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive
Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The Department of Public Works and Highways reserves the right to
accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior to
contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
(Sgd.) ROMULO D. GONZALES
BAC Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Northern Samar 2
nd
District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Cor. Balite and Garcia Streets
Catarman, Northern Samar
Telephone No./Fax No. (005) 251-8254
(MST-May 16, 2012)
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public
Works and Highways, Northern Samar 2
nd
District Engineering Offce,
through Savings, invites contractors to bid for the aforementioned projects:
1. Contract ID : 12II0036
Contract Name : Rehab/Improvement of Roadsides
and Bridges Approaches along Rawis
(Junction)-Catubig, Oleras-Catubig Section
Contract Location : Catubig, Northern, Samar
Scope of Work : Portland Cement Concrete Pavement
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PhP 17,854,451.20
Contract Duration : 180 Calendar Days
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with
the Revised IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall
be automatically rejected at the opening of Bids.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent
(LOI), purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria
(a)prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned
partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB
License applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion
of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10
years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or
credit line commitment for at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use
non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary
examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for
registration to the DPWH-POCW Regional Offce before the deadline for
the receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCWC-Regional Offce will only process
contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and
issue the Contractors Registration Certifcate (CRC). Registration Forms
may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are
shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents May 23, 2012 June 7, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference May 28, 2012 2:00 P.M., NS
2
nd
DEO Sub Offce, Brgy. Rawis,
Laoang, N. Samar
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI June 1, 2012 until 5:00 P.M.
4. Receipt of Bids June 7, 2012 8:30 A.M.-2:00 Pm
at NS 2
nd
DEO Sub Offce, Brgy.
Rawis, Laoang, N. Samar
5. Opening of Bids June 7, 2012 2:00 P.M. -NS 2
nd

DEO Sub Offce, Brgy. Rawis,
Laoang, N. Samar
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH,
NS 2nd DEO Catarman, upon payment of a non-refundable fee P10,000.00.
Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH web
site, if available. Prospective bidders who will download the BDs from
the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission
of their Bid Documents. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be opened only to
interested parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must accompanied
by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section
27.2 of the Revised IRR of RA 9184.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as
specifed in the Bidding Documents (BDs) in two (2) separate sealed
bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain the
technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of Contractor's
Registry Certificate (CRC). The second envelope shall contain the
fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest
Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the
post-qualifcation.
The Department of Public Works and Highways reserves the right to
accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior
to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected
bidder/s.
(Sgd.) ROMULO D. GONZALES
BAC Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Northern Samar 2
nd
District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Cor. Balite and Garcia Streets
Catarman, Northern Samar
Telephone No./Fax No. (005) 251-8254
(MST-May 16, 2012)
The Provincial Government of Bataan, through the Special Educational Fund Projects
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intends to apply the below listed projects w/ corresponding Approved Budget of the
Contract (ABC). Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at
bid opening.
Name of Project Approved Budget of the Contract (ABC)
1. Supply and Delivery of School Supplies for
Elementary and Secondary Students to be
Distributed Provincewide =P=20,784,465.00
The Provincial Government of Bataan now invites bids for the above listed Supply and
Delivery. Completion of works is required on or before the maturity date stipulated on
contract. Bidders should have completed, within Ten (10) years from the date of submission
and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder
is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-
discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations
(IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement
Reform Act.
Bidding is open to all interested bidders, whether local or foreign, subject to the conditions
for eligibility provided in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act
(RA) 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from Offce of Bataan Bids & Awards
Committee and inspect the Bidding Documents from 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. at the same
offce
Bid documents will be available only to eligible bidders upon payment of a non-
refundable amount of =P= 500.00 for ABC amounting from =P= 499,999.99 and below,
=P= 1,000.00 for ABC amounting =P= 500,000.00-=P= 1,499,999.99 =P= 2,000.00
for ABC amounting from =P= 1,500,000.00 =P=2,499,999.99; =P= 3,000.00 for ABC
amounting from=P= 2,500,000.00 =P= 3,499,999.99; =P=4,000.00 for ABC amounting
from =P= 3,500,000.00 =P= 4,499,999.99; =P= 5,000.00 for ABC amounting from =P=
4,500,000.00 above to the Offce of the Provincial Treasurer.
The Provincial Government of Bataan will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on May 17, 2012
at 10:00 A.M at Provincial BAC Offce, PEO Capitol Compound, Balanga City,
Bataan, which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the
Bidding Documents.
Bids must be delivered on or before May 29, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Provincial BAC
Offce, Capitol Compound, Balanga City, Bataan. All bids must be accompanied by a
bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated on IRR of RA 9184.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend
opening of Bids at Bataan BAC Offce. Late bids shall not be accepted.
In each and every bidding phase, the Bidder shall be represented by the companys
Owner/Highest Ranking Offcer and/or a duly Authorized Representative by virtue of
a formal Authorization issued by the Owner/Highest Ranking Offcer for a specifc
project or a notarized Special Power of Attorney designating the companys Authorized
Representative for all projects, which shall be valid for a maximum period of one (1)
year.
In case of the above dates is declared a special Non-Working Holidays, it will automatically
reset on the next working days.
Other necessary information deemed relevant by the Provincial Government of Bataan

Activities Schedule
1. Advertisement/Posting of Invitation to Bid May 10-16, 2012
2. Eligibility Check Refer to date of Opening of Bids
3. Issuance and availability of Bidding Documents May 10-29, 2012
4. Request for Clarifcation May 21, 2012
5. Opening of Bids May 29, 2012
The Provincial Government of Bataan reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to
annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award,
without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
For further information, please refer to:
Engr. Fernando E. Tanciongco
BAC / PEO Bataan
BAC / PEO Offce, Capitol Compound,
Balanga City, Bataan
047-237-9316
bac@bataan.gov.ph

(Sgd.) ENRICO T. YUZON
BAC CHAIRMAN
Republic of the Philippines
Province of Bataan
City of Balanga
BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE
InvItatIon to BId
no. Goods -009-2012
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Region VIII
Samar First District Engineering Offce
Calbayog City
(MST-May 16, 2012)
I NVI TATI ON TO BI D
DPWH INFRA-07-Standard Advertisement-Revised IRR
The DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, through its Bids and Awards
Committee (BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contract(s):
1. Contract ID: 12IJ-0022
Contract Name: REPAIR/REHABILITATION & IMPROVEMENT
ALONG CALBAYOG-CATARMAN ROAD, VIA
LOPE DE VEGA ROAD
Contract Location: K0785+966 K0786+466, CALBAYOG CITY,
SAMAR
Scope of Work: RRA-ROADS- REHABILITATION - ASPHALT
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 4,938,263.00
Contract Duration: 30 calendar days
Cost of Bid Documents: Php 5,000.00
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised
IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected
at the opening of bid.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase
bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration
with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation,
cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of
this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within
a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to
ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use
non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary
examination of bids. The BAC will only accept/process LOIs signed by the
person authorized in the Contractors License issued by PCAB and with
complete requirements stated above.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration
to the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI.
The DPWH POCW-Central Offce will only process contractors applications for
registration, with complete requirements, and issue the Contractors Certifcate of
Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website
www.dpwh.gov.ph
Interested contractors shall submit their duly accomplished Expression of Interest
statements upon presentation of their original Contractors Registration Certifcate
in person or through their Authorized Representative as refected in their CRC to
the Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), DPWH Samar 1
st
District
Engineering Offce, Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City not later done 10:00 A.M.
on May 21, 2012.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents May 9, 2012 to May 28, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference 10:00 am May 16, 2012
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from
Prospective Bidders
10:00 am May 21, 2012
4. Receipt of Bids Deadline:1:00pm May 28, 2012
5. Opening of Bids 2:00pm May 28, 2012

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-Samar
First District Engineering Offce, Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City, upon
payment of a non-refundable fee stated above. Prospective bidders may also
download the BDs from the DPWH web site, if available. Prospective bidders that
will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before
the submission of their bids Documents. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be open
only to interested parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must accompanied
by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of
the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in
the Bidding Documents (BDs) in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC
Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which
shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial
component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive
Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept
or reject any, to annul the bidding process at any prior contract award, without thereby
incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
Approved by:

(Sgd.) ALVIN A. IGNACIO
BAC Chairman
Noted by:
(Sgd.) VIRGILIO C. EDUARTE
District Engineer
(MST-May 16, 2012)
BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE
INVITATION TO BID
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Mines and Geosciences Bureau
North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. No. (+63 2) 928-8642 / 928-8937 Fax No. (+63 2) 920-1635
E-mail: central @ mgb.gov.ph
MGB Form # 7
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City a
government agency under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through its
Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites all interested and accredited suppliers/contractors/
manufacturers/distributors/bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the hereunder:
Contract ID : P.R. No. 2012-03-137
Name of Item/s : One (1) Lot Suppl y of Labor and Mat er i al s f or t he
Drydocki ng/Repai r of 500GRT Research Vessel , RPS
Explorer
Location :
Approved Budget
for the Contract : PhP6,000,000.00
Quantity Description A.B.C. Bidding Fee
One (1) lot Supply of Labor and Materials
for the Drydocking/Repair of
500GRT Research Vessel,
RPS Explorer
Note: Technical specifcations
can be acquired from the BAC-
Secretariat
PhP6,000,000.00 PhP4,000.00

Source of Fund : MOOE
Prospective bidders should have experience in undertaking a similar project within the last 2
years with an amount of at least 50% of the proposed project for bidding. The Eligibility Check/
Screening, as well as the Preliminary Examination of Bids, shall use non-discretionary pass/
fail criteria. Post-Qualifcation of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted.
The schedule of BAC activities is as follows:
BAC Activities Schedule
1. Publication and Issuance of Bidding
Documents
May 15 to June 1, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference
May 18, 2012, 4:00pm
MGB, North Ave., Diliman, Q.C.
3. Site Inspection
May 24, 2012
Fort San Felipe Cavite City
4. Submission of Eligibility Requirements and
Bid Proposals
June 1, 2012 at 1:30pm
5. Eligibility Check and Opening of Bids June 1, 2012 at 2:00pm
6. Post Qualifcation and Evaluation of Bids June 4 to 8, 2012
7. Approval of Resolution and Award June 11 to 15, 2012
Prospective bidders may secure bid documents from the offce of the BAC during offce hours
upon payment of the non refundable bidding fee.
A Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled on May 18, 2012, Friday, at 4:00pm to be held at the
Mines and Geosciences Bureau, North Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-
discretionary pass/fail criteria as specifed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A
(IRR-A) of Republic Act 9184 (R.A. 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement
Reform Act. and is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, organizations with at
least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the
Philippines, and to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which
grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to Republic Act 5183 (R.A. 5183)
and subject to Commonwealth Act 138 (C.A. 138).
Only Bids from Bidders who pass the eligibility check will be opened. The process for the
eligibility is described in Section II of the Bidding Documents, ITB.
The bidder with the Lowest Calculated Bid (LCB) shall advance to the post-qualifcation stage
in order to fnally determine responsiveness of the bid to technical and fnancial requirements
of the project. The contract shall then be awarded to the Lowest Calculated and Responsive
Bidder (LCRB) who was determined as such during the post-qualifcation procedure.
A site inspection to be assisted by representative/s of the Marine Geological Survey Division
will be scheduled on May 24, 2012, Thursday. A certifcate shall be issued to bidders who
will conduct site inspection upon payment of the non refundable fee in the amount of Five
Hundred Pesos (PhP500.00). The site inspection certifcate will be part of the Bidders
Eligibility.
The Mines and Geosciences Bureau assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate
or indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid and reserves the
right to accept or reject any Bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all Bids at any time
prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder or Bidders.
For further information, please refer to:
Mr. Leopoldo T. Virtucio
Executive Offcer, BAC Secretariat
Telefax No. 928-8649
Email Address: bacco@mgb.gov.ph
Website: www.mgb.gov.ph
(Sgd.) ELMER B. BILLEDO, Ph.D.
BAC Chairman
News
ManilaStandardToday
mst.daydesk@gmail.com MAY 16, 2012 WEDNESDAY
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IN BRIEF
QC richest city in PH
Another skyscraper
going up in Makati
Virola said this was based on the latest data
from the Department of Finances Bureau of Local
Government Finance, but the data that came off
local governments statements of income and
expenditures is three years old.
In 2009, Quezon City, Makati, Manila, Pasig,
and Davao City had the highest total income among
the cities. Averaged over the three-year period from
2007-2009, the top income earners were the same
ve cities, Virola said in his latest Statistically
Speaking blogpost on the NSCB website.
According to the data, Quezon City earned
P10.33 billion in 2009, followed by Makati City
with P8.95 billion, Manila P8.86 billion, Pasig
P5.11 billion, Davao P4.26 billion, Cebu P4.09
billion, Caloocan P3.74 billion, Paraaque P3.72
billion, Muntinlupa P2.96 billion and Taguig P2.93
billion.
Only two of the 10 richest cities are not in
Metro Manila one is in the Visayas (Cebu City),
the other in Mindanao (Davao City). [The] good
news for Taguig City which was 12th in 2008, is
that it overtook Pasay City from 10th position in
2009, Virola said.
However, on a per capita basis [income divided
by population], Virola said Quezon City, Manila,
and Davao City were bumped off the Top 10 list
because of its large populations.
The Top 10 cities on a per capita basis are Makati
City with P15,262; Pasig City P7,605; Tagaytay
City P6,200; San Juan City P5,620; Olongapo City
P5,143; Mandaluyong City P5,126; Pasay City
P4,662; Muntinlupa City P4,331; Sta. Rosa City
P3,893 and Paraaque City P3,513.
Comparing data from the cities with that of the
provinces, Virola said the total income of the 134
cities amounted to P131.4 billion versus the P76.7
billion for the 80 provinces.
On a per capita basis, annual income of the
cities is P3,951, about four times the per capita
income of P953 of the provinces. No wonder
then that everybody wants to go to the city and
everyplace wants to be a city, Virola added.
The government statistician also noted that the
countrys wealthiest cities spend almost twice as
much for health (9.1 percent) when compared to
the ve percent spend by the 10 lowest-income
cities.
THE latest government data revealed that Quezon City was the
richest city in the country in terms of income, leading seven other
Metro Manila cities and only two cities from the Visayas and
Mindanao, according to Dr. Romulo Virola, secretary general of
the National Statistical Coordination Board.
However, on education, the disparity is quite
wide: 2.1 percent among the 10 lowest-income
cities compared to 13 percent among the 10
highest-income cities. Human capital is therefore
one of the rst to be eroded by lack of nancial
capital, Virola said.
Top borrowers among the cities in 2009 were
Paraaque, Caloocan, Taguig, Antipolo, and
Muntinlupa. Five of the top ten borrowers are
among the ten cities with the highest income in
2009: Paraaque, Caloocan, Taguig, Muntinlupa,
and Davao, he said.
Did they really need to borrow? As with the
provinces, the levels of borrowings in 2009 were
much higher than the average for 2007-2009,
a possible indication that cities may also have
learned that borrowing could not be all that bad.
Of course, 2010 was an election year, Virola
added.
Virola said it was unfortunate that the
government could only provide three-year-old
data especially since such information would be
very helpful to local government executives.
By Ferdinand Fabella
THE complainant in anoth-
er plunder complaint against
Muntinlupa City Mayor Aldrin
San Pedro is running amuck out
of desperation to conceal his
own criminal acts, the city gov-
ernment said yesterday.
Reacting to new charges of
plunder led against San Pedro
before the Ombudsman, city hall
spokesman Omar Acosta said the
complainant, Abel Sumabat, is
scared of his indictment for vari-
ous charges the city government
led against him.
Mr. Sumabat is running
amuck out of desperation. Hell
probably ll up the court docket
with propped up charges with
the sole purpose of destroying
the honor and reputation of the
mayor and other city ofcials,
Acosta said.
Sumabat, the former head of
the secretariat of the citys bids
and awards committee, led
another set of criminal charges
against San Pedro on Monday,
this time for the alleged award of
contracts worth P600 million to
his relatives and close friends.
Among such contract is the
purchase of allegedly overpriced
10,000 square meters of land
at P15,000 per square meter
amounting to P150,000, which
was used as the new site of the
Hall of Justice.
Acosta pointed out that Sum-
abat, who claimed to have acted
as bagman for city ofcials, is
himself facing at least six crimi-
nal cases before the city pros-
ecutors ofce involving, among
others, extortion, estafa and mal-
versation of public funds.
Muntinlupa execs
belie plunder raps
ALTHOUGH the tallest build-
ing in the country, Gramercy
Residences, was topped out only
last year, Picar Development
Inc. has already broken ground
for the next tallest skyscraper in
the Philippines the 312-meter
Movenpick Hotel and Stratford
Residences on Kalayaan Ave. in
Makati City.
The building, which is sched-
uled to be completed in 2016,
will actually be the third tower
of Stratford Residences (302
meters high) and is planned to
have 70 storeys with views of
Gramercy Residences and the
Makati City Hall.
The building will host the
324-room Movenpick Hotel
and Stratford Residences with
its 280 residential apartments.
It was principally designed by
architect Jose Pedro C. Recio,
founder of Rchitect Inc.
Picars Chairman and a vi-
sionary, former Ambassador
Amable R. Aguiluz V said Mov-
enpick is to become the preferred
lodging for leisure and business
travelers.
One of the fastest rising hotel
chains in the world, the Moven-
pick name entails passion for hos-
pitality and attention to detail
two features that allowed the
brand to gain the trust of various
clients from all over the globe.
Breaking ground for the rise to the sky. Key ofcials of Picar
Development Inc., AMA Group of Companies, Movenpick Hotels and
Resorts dig in to break ground for what is envisioned to be the tallest
building in the Philippines.
Group selling stolen
credit cards busted
AGENTS of the National Bureau of In-
vestigation arrested two members of a
syndicate that buys credit cards from the
couriers who were supposed to delivery
them from the bank to their real owners.
Lawmen arrested George Eligino and
Deln Hernandez who were found to have
bought credit cards from couriers of Air21/
Linaheim before they were delivered from
the issuing bank to the real owners.
The bank, which asked not to be
identied, had complained to Air21
that there were fraudulent credit card
deliveries in Cavite, Muntinlupa,
Novaliches, and Caloocan, so Air21
charged two couriers of theft.
The two couriers, however, agreed
to help lawmen arrest the two buyers so
they were not charged.
Macon Ramos-Ar aneta
Malabon marks birthday
with festival for foodies
MALABON City will celebrate its 413
th

foundation day on May 21 and acting
Mayor Lenlen Oreta said month-long
activities have been prepared, including
the festival of homegrown dishes and
delectable native treats.
Oreta during yesterdays launch of
Kulinarya Festival at Dampa Paseo show-
cased a variety of dishes and delicacies
to the public including the famous pancit
Malabon, sapin-sapin, pichi-pichi, pork
binagoongan, menudo, okoy, lumpiang
hubad, ginataang labong, ginataang alfa-
hores, kusilbang saging, and many more.
Annie Pascual Guerrero, founder of
Center for Culinary Arts assisted by chef
Mira Cruz, both from Malabon displayed
their specialties during the festival. The
different food establishments in Malabon
participated and displayed their respec-
tive specialties during the festival.
Gigi Muoz David
Smoking, littering
BPO agents irk Binay
IRKED by the sight of smoking call cen-
ter agents and throwing their cigarette butts
on the sidewalk, Makati Mayor Jejomar
Erwin Binay intensied the citys anti-lit-
tering campaign and warned violators they
will ned P1,000 if they are caught.
Binay directed the citys Department of
Environmental Services to strengthen anti-
littering operations in the Central Business
District, following reports from concerned
residents about sidewalks lled with ciga-
rette butts, food containers and other waste
materials especially early in the morning.
He said call center agents are among
those who are repeatedly seen throwing
cigarette butts on the streets after smoking
in front of their buildings.
DES chief Danilo Villas said from
January to April of this year, DES
enforcers apprehended a total of 1,450
litterbugs in major thoroughfares
and streets of Makati during regular
operations. Of these, 225, or 16 percent,
were Makati residents, while 1,225, or 84
percent, were transients, mostly male city
workers and passersby below 29 years
old. In 2011, a total of 6,868 violators
were apprehended in Makati.
City Ordinance No. 2003-095, or
the Solid Waste Management Code of
Makati, implements a penalty of P1,000
on individual violators, and P5,000 for
an establishment or corporation.
Rowhela Mar i Codizar
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2601 to 2610 of the TCCP as amended in relation to CMO 5-2003 dated March
17,2003, CMO 18-2003 dated July 25, 2003, CMO 5 2005 dated June 15, 2005 and CAO 10-2007 dated November
28,2007, there will be a PUBLIC AUCTION SALE (Sealed Bidding) to be conducted by this Port on May 25, 2012
(Friday), BOC-NAIA Main Building, MIA Road, Pasay City of the herein described articles in lot. The said articles shall be
available for viewing at the designated locations on May 23 and May 24, 2012 respectively from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In the event of failed bidding, the same articles shall be offered in a second public auction sale to be held on the
third business day following the frst auction at the same time and place with no reduction of the foor price without any
need for further advertisement.
Lot No. 1-12 Various Consignees Abandoned Cargos
A.P. No. 007-2012 40 Pcs. Fuel Filters, 2 Pcs. Old
& 009-2012 Stock Aircraft Parts, 20 Pcs. Dream
Keeper, 1 Pc. Computer Cable, 2
Boxes Orifce Plates (Stainless Steel)
20 kgs., Approx., 1 Unit Oxygen
Tank, 12 Kgs. Approx, 2 Pcs. TV
Receiver Erickson Rx 8200, 2 Pcs.
Old Model Industrial Timing Belt,
4 Pcs. Gas Lift Spare Parts, 2 Pcs.Old
Model Power Supply KV-34, 20 Pcs.
Car Radio Antenna, 18 Pcs. Voip
Gateway Computer Modern, 1 Unit
Leica Computer Power Supply, 1
Unit Superpro 5000 Ultra
Programmer Device, 5 Pcs. Wear
Nut, 4 Ctns. Radar Lever
Transmitter, 1800 Kgs. Approx.
Transmitter, 1800 Kg. Approx.
Various Printed Matters and DVD Tapes
1
st
Advertisement Location: ACCD-NAIA
As Is, Where Is Warehouse
Floor Price: PHP 47,800.00
________________________________________________________________________________________
Lot No. 2-12 Various Consignees Abandoned Cargoes
A.P. No. 002-2012, 9,240 Cans Prime Pork Luncheon
Meat (340g), Ctn. Sample Solar
Module, 1 Pkg Rope, 120 Meters
(Approx), 1 Ctn. Tattle Tape, 800
Kgs. Company Materials and Printed
Matters, 22 Pkgs. Personal Effects
5 Pkgs. Various Medical and Aircraft
Parts and Accessories, 2 Rolls Carpet,
4 Pkgs. Assorted Old Model Computer
And Telecom Part and Accessories, 1
Ctn. Copier Paper Supply, 1 Ctn.
Sketch Books, 1 Ctn. Computer Wires
2 Pkgs. Various IC Electronic Parts
1
st
Advertisement Location: PAIRCARGO
As Is, Where Is Warehouse
Floor Price: PHP 482,400.00
___________________________________________________________________________________________
Lot No. 3-12 Various Consignees Abandoned Cargoes
A.P. No. 034-2011 26 Pkgs. Personal Effects, 4 Ctns
& 005-2012 Assorted Industrial Parts and
Accessories, 1 Ctn. Bolt w/o Nuts
(30 Kgs.) Approx., 1,220 Kgs.
Approx. Assorted Printed Matters
And Company Materials, 50 Pcs.
Swimming Trunks, 2 Ctns. Assorted
Medical Supplies, 80 Sets Motorbike
Gloves
1
st
Advertisement Location: MIASCOR
As Is, Where Is Warehouse
Floor Price: PHP 34,600.00
___________________________________________________________________________________________
Lot No. 4-12 Various Consignees Abandoned Cargoes
A.P. No. 032-2011 150 Pairs Rubber Sabdals, 290 Kgs.
& 003-2012 Approx. Printed Matters and
Company Materials, 4 Pkgs.
Personal eefects, 343 Kgs. Approx.
Assorted Fabrics
1
st
Advertisement Location: PAL/PSI
As Is, Where Is Warehouse
Floor Price: PHP 30,500.00
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Basic Guidelines:
1. Payment of a non-refundable registration fee of PHP 2,00.00
2. Posting of a duly receipted bond in cash or Managers check in an amount equivalent to 20% of the foor price.
The bond shall be refundable to the losing bidders, after the closing of the auction.
3. At the end of each bidding, the highest bidder shall required to pay in Cash/Managers Check ffty percent
(50%) of the bid price on the Spot upon announcement of the winning bid as duly certifed by the Auction
Committee and the Commission on Audit (COA) representative. The remaining balance shall be paid within
the next business day.
4. Payment by Cashiers Check to the BOC/NAIA shall bear the following:
a. Pay to the order of Land Bank of the Philippines-BOC NAIA
b. For credit of Bureau of Customs
c. For account of __________________
Bidder
For further details, please contact the following telephone nos. 897-96-160 or 8771-4150.
ATTY. CARLOS T. SO
District Collector
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Finance
BUREAU OF CUSTOMS
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
NOTI CE OF PUBLI C AUCTI ON SALE
(MST-May 16, 2012) (MST-May 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2012)
Before the court is a
verifed petition fled by the
petitioner through counsel,
praying that after notice
and hearing, an order be
issued declaring JOSE
NONO REYES absent or
presumptively dead for all
legal intents and purposes,
and ordering such other
relief and remedies, just,
necessary and equitable
under the premises.
Finding the petition to
be suffcient in form and
substance, the hearing of
the same is set on May 23,
2012 at 8:30 oclock in the
morning at which date, time,
and place, all interested
person may come and show
cause, if there be any why
the petition should not be
granted.
Let copies of this petition
be furnished the National
Statistics Offce, the local
Civil Registrar of Porac,
Pampanga, the subject
person of the petition Jose
Nono Reyes c/ /o his father,
Pio Reyes, of M. Pagalaya,
Porac, Pampanga, the
petitioner and Atty. Jose
Eduardo B. Narciso.
Let copies of this Order
be likewise published at the
expenses of the petitioner
for one week in a newspaper
of general circulation in the
Philippines.
SO ORDERED.
Tarlac City, April 12,
2012.
(SGD.) LI LY C. DE VERA-VALLO
Presiding Judge
Republic of the Philippines
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Third Judicial Region
Branch 64
Tarlac City
IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR
DECLARATIOND OF PRESUMPTIVE DEATH OF
JOSE NONO REYES,

SPEC. PROC. NO. 4840

JULIETA N. SANTOS-REYES,
Petitioner.
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FOR EXPRESSIONS OF
INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY
SERVICES FOR THE DETAILED
ENGINEERING DESIGN AND
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PROJECTS UNDER THE
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PRESERVATION (AP) AND ROAD
IMPROVEMENT (RI) PROJECTS
FOR FUTURE FINANCING BY
THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT
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2012, should have read as follows:
1. Item A.1.a.ii
Lot 2.1b Dumaguete North Road
(La Libertad-Vallehermoso Road),
39.756 km
2. Item B.2.c
Caticlan-Malay-Libertad-Nabas
Road, Aklan (22.94 km)
Our apology.
NOTI CE OF LOSS
Notice is hereby given that I,
CONSUELO SIY SAY have lost
the BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE
ISLAND Stock Certifcate no.
SD258343 for 144 shares
issued on June 16, 2006 as
per Doc. No. 305; Page No.62;
Book No. 296; Series of 2012
before Notary Public Atty. Lope
M. Velasco.
This notice is being posted to
comply with the requirements
and to secure replacement of
the above menti oned stock
certifcate.
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We will not be responsible
for any incorrect ads not
reported to us immediately.
THE Philippine Charity Sweep-
stakes Office has had a long part-
nership with the racing industry,
and everyone is excited now that
their racing calendar has kicked
into gear with a whole slew of ex-
citing stakes contests.
In fact, you dont have to wait long
for the next one; PCSO is staging a
special maiden race this Saturday, May
19, at the Philippine Racing Clubs
Santa Ana Park in Naic, Cavite.
The event pits seven 3YO against
each other over 1,200-meters:
Stall #1, Aristeo Puyats filly
Watershed, to be ridden by jockey
Rodeo Fernandez with a handicap
weight of 53 kgs; #2, Leonardo
Javier Jr.s colt In Principle, jockey
Jesse Guce, 54.5; #3, Santa Clara
Stockfarms filly Sweetmind, jock-
ey John Alvin Guce, 53; #4, Joseph
Dyhengcos filly Heart Summer,
jockey Jeffril Zarate, 53; #5, Nar-
ciso Moraless filly Machine Gun
Mama, jockey Jonathan Hernandez,
53; #7, Herminio Esguerras filly
Isla Verde, jockey Fernando Raquel
Jr., 53; #8, Moises Villaseors
filly Miss Malapia, jockey Mark
Alvarez, 53.
The purses are: for 1st, P600,000;
2nd, P225,000; 3rd, P125,000, with
P50,000 for the breeder of the win-
ning horse.
This race is pretty even-steven. I
have my eye on In Principle, Isla
Verde, and Watershed because of
their interesting workouts.
Meanwhile, the PCSO 17th Silver
Cup is set for June 3, Sunday, at the
Manila Jockey Clubs San Lazaro
Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite.
Open to all runners except imports,
the race is 2,000 meters long and fea-
tures the following track stars:
Stall #1, Felizardo Sevilla Jr.s
4YO filly Prime Rate, jockey Mark
Alvarez, 54 kgs; #2, Emmanuel
Santoss 4YO colt Hari ng Yambo,
jockey John Alvin Guce, 55; #3,
Benhur Abaloss 4YO colt Bar-
kley, jockey Kelvin Abobo, 55; #4,
Joseph Dyhengcos 4YO colt Dar-
leb, jockey Patricio Dilema, 55;
#5, Michael Dragon Javiers 4YO
colt Magna Carta, jockey Jesse
Guce, 55; #6, Emmanuel King Jr.s
5YO mare Money Queen, jockey
Dominador Borbe Jr., 55; #7, Six-
to Esquivias IVs 4YO colt Arvin
Dugo, jockey Jeffrey Bacaycay, 55,
and coupled entry #7A, 4YO filly
Cheese Mosa, jockey Jonathan Her-
nandez, 54; #9, Herminio Esguer-
ras 4YO colt High Voltage, jockey
Fernando Raquel Jr., 55, and cou-
pled entry #9A, 6YO mare Nuclear
Power, jockey Val Dilema, 55.5.
Cheese Mosa will take stall #10
while Nuclear Power takes #8.
Up for grabs are the following
hefty purses: 1st, P2.5 million; 2nd,
P700,000; 3rd, 350,000; 4th, P250,000,
and a breeders prize of P200,000.
This is a mixed bag. All these
horses have won or placed in stakes
races and for that reason make a
good lineup, although Id give the
advantage to the Esquivias entries,
both of which have been doing well
this season. Magna Carta and Bar-
kley are serious contenders.
Both these PCSO races shouldnt
be missed by the serious racing afi-
cionado. Mark the dates!
***
Email: jennyo@live.com, Blog: http://
jennyo.net, Twitter: @gogirlracing
MAY 16, 2012 WEDNESDAY
A9 Sports Riera U. Mallari, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
sports_mstandard@yahoo.com
Its the Lakers who are smarting after the
playoff rematch.
Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine
assists, Kevin Durant added 25 points and the
Thunder blasted the weary Lakers 119-90
on Monday night in the opening game of the
Western Conference seminals.
The Thunder took a 15-point halftime lead,
opened the third quarter with a 15-2 blitz lled
with crowd-pleasing 3-pointers and dunks and
never looked back.
From then on, it was cruising for us,
Westbrook said. When our team plays like that
throughout the game, we put ourselves in a good
opportunity to win.
Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum scored 20
points each for the Lakers and Bynum had 14
rebounds.
Two games after trailing by as many as 28
points in a blowout loss in Game 6 in Denver, it
got even worse as the Lakers were down by as
many as 35. They responded to their last loss by
beating the Nuggets 96-87 in a thrilling Game 7
on Saturday night.
Theyll need another big bounce back for
Game 2 in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.
We got beat tonight. You can say anything
you want to about a seven-game series and us
having a day or whatever, Los Angeles coach
Mike Brown said. The bottom line is this is
the playoffs, weve got to come to play and we
didnt. We got beat.
Its one game, so weve got to bounce back
for the next one.
The Thunder didnt need any dirty tactics to
get even for World Peaces suspension-worthy
transgression. The leagues most turnover-prone
team - committing 16.4 per game in the regular
ITS going to be a win-win
situation for the country in
the event that the AirAsia
Philippine Patriots and the
San Miguel Beermen forge
a showdown for the ASEAN
Basketball League title.
Coaches and players of
both teams, expressed thrill
about the prospect of an all-
Filipino face-off in the best-
of-ve championship series,
a concrete proof, according to
them, afrming the Philippines
basketball supremacy in the
region.
But for the scenario to be
realized, both the Beermen
and Patriots have to hurdle rst
their respective opponents in
the seminal series that gets
underway on May 26.
The top-seeded Beermen
square off with no. 4 Malaysia
Westport Dragons, while the
second-ranked Patriots face
no. 3 Indonesia Warriors. Both
series are a best-of-three affair.
It would be good if it would
be an all-Filipino showdown,
said Beermen coach Bobby
Parks in the weekly Philippine
Sportswriters Association
Forum at Shakeys UN Ave.
yesterday. If it is an all-
Filipino duel, of course we
want to win it. But if we dont,
its still the Philippines that
wins. That says a lot about the
Philippines as a basketball-
loving country, said Parks.
This league is a country-pride
rst, because you want to be
the best in Southeast Asia. You
try to be the best and try to
make the Philippines proud.
Patriots assistant mentor
Louie Gonzales, representing
head coach Glenn Capacio in
the same forum presented by
Smart, Philippine Amusement
and Gaming Corporation and
Shakeys, was straight to the
point, predicting that the ABL
trophy is bound to return to the
country.
CEBU City --- The Federation
of School Sports Association
of the Philippines has agreed
in principle to have the Cebu
Schools Athletic Foundation
Inc. host the 1st National
Students Weightlifting
Championship in October
this year.
The event will serve as the
qualifying tournament to the
27th Summer Universiade in
Kazan, Russia in July next year.
The meeting between
ofcials of the FESSAP, which
was represented by its Secretary
General Graham Lim, and
the CESAFI, which was
represented by CESAFI Board
Member Atty. Baldomero
Estenzo, Commissioner
Felix Tiukinhoy and Danny
Catingub of the University of
Cebu, was recently held at the
Cebu Golf and Country Club.
Commissioner Tiukinhoy,
who is also the FESSAP
Assistant Secretary General
for Visayas Affairs, has been
appointed the Executive
Director of the Organizing
Committee, while Atty.
Estenzo has been designated
as Chairman of the
Organizing Committee for
the 1st NSWC competitions.
According to Estenzo, the
early staging of a national
weightlifting championship
to determine the mens and
womens athletes to be sent to
the 27th Summer Universiade
will be a major advantage.
The Summer Universiade
is the counterpart of the
Summer Olympics at the
university level.
Athletes from the different
major cities, such as those
from Zamboanga City,
Cotabato City, Cagayan De
Oro City, Butuan City in
Mindanao, and Cebu City,
Dumaguete City, Tagbilaran
City in the Visayas, have been
invited to join the NSWC.
The holding of the 1st NSWC
has the full support of Private
Schools Athletic Association
Executive Director Elbert
Bong Atilano.
Beermen-Patriots
nale possible
Rested Thunder rout
Lakers; Sixers prevail
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
IN BRIEF
Cebu hosts Ladies Open
CEBU City takes over the hosting
of the Southern Ladies Open, which
unfolds June 6 with members of the
national pool and the leading players
in various classications vying for top
honors at the Cebu Country Club.
Dottie Ardina, Jayvie Agojo, Princess
Superal and Lovelynn Guioguio are
tipped to lead the title chase in the
premier championship division of the
annual event serving as part of the
Globe Amateur Golf Circuit.
Registration is ongoing with fee
pegged at P2,500. Deadline for listup
is on May 21 with the traditional Lam-
Am tournament set June 5. The practice
round is on June 4.
For details, contact National Golf
Association of the Philippines at (02)
5179778 or fax (02) 7065926 or Susan
Facundo (0917-5607074) or email
ngapgolf@hotmail.com.
Listup can also be made at Cebu
Country Club at (032) 231-0345/4096
or email cebucountryclub@yahoo.
com.
The 54-hole tournament is sponsored
by the Philippine Sports Commission,
WWWExpress-DHL Worldwide
Express, Directories Phils. Corp.
Yellow Pages, Leisure and Resorts
World Corp, Security Bank and St.
Lukes Medical Center.
TWO former schoolmates from De
La Salle University-Dasmarinas, who
love to ride their bicycles, will travel
1,500 kilometers from Luzon to Min-
danao to raise funds for student schol-
ars and campaign for the environment.
This is the goal of Fred Agus-
tin and Gio Espital, who will do
their quest from June 15 to July 2.
The undertaking is part of the culminat-
ing activities of the Centennial celebration
of La Sallian presence in the Philippines.
Their quest is billed as The Amaz-
ing Raise, an activity that aims to raise
pledges and sponsorships for the ben-
et the One La Salle Scholarship Fund
campaign and Project Carbon Neutral.
The 36-year-old Agustin, a fa-
ther of two, is a community devel-
opment graduate, who now works
for a non-government organization.
The 27-year-old Espital fin-
ished his bachelor of arts in
communication and is a graph-
ic artist of the DLSU-D Mar-
keting Communications office.
We would to like promote healthy liv-
ing with this activity, and at the same time
help raise funds for scholarships and for
the protection of the environment, said
Agustin during yesterdays weekly Phil-
ippine Sportswriters Association Forum
at the Shakeys restaurant in UN Ave.
The journey can easily be tracked in
their blogs and the GPS tracking sys-
tem of their cameras. Peter Atencio
FOR the second straight year, motor-
cycle sports will be in the roster of
the competition events of the Philip-
pine Olympic Committee-Philippine
Sports Commission Philippine Na-
tional Games.
In contrast to other PNG sporting
events scheduled in Dumaguete City
and Negros Oriental on May 26 to
June 3, NAMSSAs motorcycle sports
events will be held on separate dates
and venues in Metro Manila.
The NAMSSA motorcycle races
will kick off with the 2012 POC-
PSC PNG Road Race Champion-
ship on Sunday at the Parking Lot A
of SM Sucat Supermall, Paraaque
City.
Over 180 riders are expected to
register on raceday to dispute the
medals and national titles at stake
in over 11 categories based on the
machines, skill-level and age of the
riders. The PNG road races are be-
ing held in conjunction with the third
round of the 2012 Repsol Road Rac-
ing Championship..
Now on its second season, the Rep-
sol Road Racing Championship, the
agship event of NAMSSAs National
Road Race Development Program, con-
tinues to deliver the NSAs mandate of
tapping and developing the skills level
of road race talents from the grassroots
in preparation for their participation in
international competitions.
Top riders in the National Road
Race Development Program are
eventually appointed to international
road-race events such as the Asia Cup
of Road Racing, a continental road-
race series for underbone riders from
the member motorcycle federations
of FIM Asia.
The POC-PSC Philippine National
Games, on the other hand, provides
local athletes in the national training
pool a viable competition platform to
assess their performance and readi-
ness for international competitions.
As such, athletes in the national
training pool are required by the
Philippine Sports Commission to
participate in the PNG before they
can be issued travel orders for inter-
national sporting events.
For more information on the POC
PSC Philippine National Games, please
visit www.psc.gov.ph, www.olympic.
ph and www.namssa-live.com.
PCSO Silver Cup and special maiden races
Cebu hosts
students
weighlifting
tournament
Motocross joins PH National Games roster
Amazing Raise aims to raise funds for One La Salle program
So is Asian blitz king
JENNY
ORTUOSTE
THE HOARSE WHISPERER
The Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. will host the 1st National Students Weightlifting Championship in October. Signing the
agreement were CESAFI ofcials Atty. Baldomero Estenzo (second from left) and Felix Tiukinhoy (third from left), chairman and Executive
Director of the 1st NSWC Organizing Committee respectively, with FESSAP Secretary General Graham Lim (right) and businessman-
sportsman Lorenzo Sy.
OKLAHOMA CITYWhen the Los Angeles Lakers
and Oklahoma City last met, Metta World Peace delivered
an elbow that sent the Thunders James Harden home with
a concussion.
season - gave it away only four times, a record
low for the franchise.
I think thats huge,coach Scott Brooks said.
Four - weve had that the rst 6 minutes of
games at times.
SIXERS 82, CELTICS 81
BOSTON (AP) Evan Turner made the
go-ahead layup with 40.4 seconds left and
Philadelphia held off Boston the rest of the way
with six straight free throws as the 76ers evened
the second-round Eastern Conference series with
an 82-81 victory Monday night.
Turner nished with 10 points, including his
layup that put the Sixers up 76-75. He added two
free throws with 12 seconds to go.
Jrue Holiday scored 18 points and Andre
Iguodala added 13 points, seven assists and six
rebounds for the Sixers.
Kevin Garnett had 15 points and 12 rebounds
and Ray Allen scored 17 points for the Celtics.
Game 3 is Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia won its rst playoff game
in Boston since 1982 despite committing
a playoff-high 19 turnovers and getting
outrebounded 47-36. AP
FILIPINO Grandmaster Wesley So
lived up to his billing as the Asias No.
1 blitz chess player after winning the
11th Asian Continental Individual Chess
Championships Blitz competition on
Sunday at First Hotel, Tan Binh in Ho
Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
He went undefeated, scoring 6 wins
and 3 draws (total 7.5 points out of nine
games of play) against seven GMs and
two IMs to clinch rst place.
GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and IM
Nguyen Van Huy of Vietnam and GM
Ding Liren of China nished second to
fourth placers with 7.0 points each.
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Marestella strikes
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Poblanito vows to
knock out Servania
St.La Salle
edges NU
Bahia, Bernardo reach 3
rd
round
Fareas
gets crack
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Ariza: Pacquiao
is right on track
Pacquiao is drinking more
uids, did more isometric exercises
today and we discussed going back
to the track and what were going
to do tomorrow (Tuesday in Los
Angeles), said Ariza, who spoke
to the Manila Standard after
Pacquiaos workout on Monday.
The last time Pacquiao worked
out at the University of California
track, Ariza was elated at the way
he pushed himself, saying it was
the best workout he had seen in
years.
Im not going to get too
excited yet, but he is on the right
track. He did eight rounds on the
punch-mitts today and everything
went really well and hes more
consistent right now, Ariza said.
The strength and conditioning
coach explained that isometrics
are just more of using balance
control and being in certain
positions for a period of time for
strength and endurance.
On the other hand, the strength
and conditioning guru said
plyometrics are more explosive
and quick and fast movements.
Pacquiao swung a bat as part of
his isometric exercises at the Wild
Card Gym.
Ariza said Pacquiao will go
By Dennis Principe
FORMER world champion
Gerry Penalosa on Tuesday said
he has already completed a deal
that will make his ward Michael
Fareas the next title opponent
of World Boxing Association
superfeatherweight champion
Takashi Uchiyama of Japan.
We agreed in principle last
week and today, we already
signed and sent the contract
back to Japan, Penalosa told
the Manila Standard.
The 12-round title ght
is set on July 16 right in the
champions hometown of
Saitama in Japan.
In preparing for this ght,
Penalosa said he will set up
training camp at the Shape-
Up Gym, the same sweatshop,
where Filipino boxing idol
Manny Pacquiao trains when in
Baguio City.
Joining Fareas up north are
Penalosas older brothers and
longtime trainers Jonathan and
Erbing Penalosa.
Penalosa feels upbeat about
the chances of Fareas as the
Sorsogon native fighter wants
vindication after he was turned
down by the camp of undefeated
featherweight prospect Mikey
Garcia.
MARVIN Bahia and John Bryan Bernardo
fashioned out thrilling victories against
separate rivals to barge into the third round of
the boys 13-under division of the Philippine
National Open-Ming Ramos Youth Camp
badminton championships yesterday at the
Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.
Bahia of Royal K/Theresian Badminton
Training Camp engaged in a neck-and-neck fight
against Alron Cyril Alonzo of Escoses Training
Camp, but pulled through, 21-19, 21-19, after
25 minutes of play, while Bernardo of MSI JR
Tean needed an extra set to repulse Denzel Jay
Jovellanos of ETC, 21-6, 12-21, 21-15.
Quick on his foot and wily with his shots,
Bahia stormed to a 19-14 lead in the second
frame only to sputter, enabling Alonzo to
come back and score four straight points to
close within one. But Bahia hung tough at
crunchtime to prevail and march to the next
round against the winner between Frederick
Wee and Jusper Lua, still playing at presstime.
Also in the same action-packed age
bracket, Bernardo averted a meltdown and
turned back a hard-ghting Jovellanos to
advance against the victor in the top seed
Jason Valenzuela-Michael Aziz match, also
being played at presstime.
Charmane Shane Salvador also hurdled her
rst-round assignment in the girls 15-under
to lead the other winners in the tournament
sponsored by Victor/PCOME, Bingo
Bonanza, Sun Cellular and the Philippine
Sports Commission.
Salvador of Allied-Victor momentarily lost
grip of her game in the second set, but recovered
just in time to frustrate Elizabeth Ann Pimentel of
MSI JR Team, 21-13, 17-21, 21-13.
CLARKDefending champion and Golden Wheel
Driver of the Year Vincent Floirendo banked on his
talent and excellent car setup to pull off a sweep in
the second leg of the 2012 Yokohama Philippine
GT Championship Series recently at the Clark
International Speedway here.
Strategy and determination paid off handsomely
for Floirendo, who ruled both the Sprint and the Final
race over his multi-titled rivals Jody Coseteng and
comebacking Jojo Silverio in the event sanctioned
by the Automobile Association Philippines and
sponsored by Ofcial Tires Yokohama, Ofcial Oil
Torco Racing Oil and Racing Beat@Wave 89.1.
In the Sprint race, Coseteng actually controlled
the tempo coast-to-coast, but a 30-second penalty
for a jumpstart violation proved too costly as he was
dragged down to fourth place.
Floirendo won the race outright as he wrapped up
the nine-lap race in 19 minutes and 6.377 seconds to
capture the GT300 title.
Rookie driver Stefano Marcelo of Marcelo Racing
topped the time trials with 2:07.007 and posted the
fastest laptime of 2:07.352 in the Sprint Race to claim
the GT300 runner-up honors, just 4.315 seconds
behind.
Silverio showed no rust as he bagged third place on
his comeback race, while Bobby Unson nished fth.
The action got more intense in the GT Main race.
Silverio tried to show the way as he dominated
the rst two laps, but was also slapped a 30-second
penalty for a jumpstart.
Floirendo took over the top spot from Silverio and
started to pull away, with the focus shifting on the
battle for third between Coseteng and Marcelo. For
four times, Marcelo tried to pass Coseteng on the rst
turn, but the latter quickly closed the doors on him.
Games tomorrow
2 p.m. FEU vs USLS
4 p.m. Ateneo vs SSC
6 p.m. National U vs Adamson
UNIVERSITY of St. La Salle
held National University to just
two hits in the decider to hack out
a come-from-behind 25-12, 21-25,
20-25, 25-23, 15-2 victory and keep
its slim semifinal hopes alive in the
ninth Shakeys V-League Presented
by Smart at The Arena in San Juan
yesterday.
Patty Orendain scored nine hits
in the fth set, including three
service aces, while Royce Quijano
came away with three blocks for
the Lady Stingers, who dished out
a solid start but faltered in the next
two sets before scrambling for a
win in the fourth and dominating
the decider.
It was USLS only rst win
in ve games in the carryover
quarternal phase of the
tournament sponsored by
Shakeys Pizza and backed by
Mikasa and Accel. But the Lady
Stingers must sweep their last
two games and hope that either
Perpetual Help or San Sebastian
wont win more than three to force
a playoff for the last spot.
Orendain went on to fire 25 kills
and two blocks for a whopping
30-point performance while
Quijano finished with seven blocks
for a 13-hit production.
By Peter Atencio
LONDON Olympics-bound
Marestella Torres struck gold
in the third leg of the 2012
Asian Athletics Grand Prix in
Chonburi.
Torres, who is preparing to
see action in the 2012 London
Olympics, cleared 6.62 meters,
four centimeters better than the
6.42 meters she did in the second
leg in Kanchanaburi.
She was 12 centimeters ahead
of eventual runner-up Mayookha
Johny of India.
Ma. Natalia Londa of
Indonesia settled for the bronze
(6.42 meters)
Marestella is now sure in the
Olympics. Kasama na siya sa
Final 16. She showed that she
is already the best in Asia, said
Philippine Amateur Track and Field
Association president Go Teng Kok.
Torres claimed the bronze in
the rst leg with a leap of 6.37
meters, but did not get a medal
in the second leg, where she
improved to 6.42 meters, good
for fth.
She is, however, still nine
centimeters short of the
6.71-meter record mark she
accomplished during the 2011
Southeast Asian Games.
Henry Dagmil, who was fth
in the rst leg (7.26 meters) and
made 7.46 meters in the second,
grabbed the silver with a better
showing of 7.55 meters.
Dagmil is 4.4 cm short of the
national record he accomplished
four years ago.
Li Jin Zhe of China claimed
the gold with his 7.8-meter feat.
Meanwhile, Letran standout
Archand Christian Bagsit is
fourth in the 400-meter run with
47.9-second clocking.
THE real Genaro Poblanito
Garcia is determined to erase the
damage created by the fake
Genaro Panterito Garcia, who
was stopped in the second round
by featherweight Rey Bautista in
a farce of a ght in Tagbilaran
City months ago.
Garcia vowed to knock out his
opponent Genesis Servania when
they clash in the Pinoy Pride XIV
ght card at the Resorts World
Hotel and Casino in Manila on
June 2.
ALA Promotions presents the
ght card, in cooperation with
ABS-CBN.
Someone tried to take
advantage of my international
fame, lamented Garcia. I
fought the best bantamweights
and super bantamweights in the
world and I fought for world
championships.
The Mexican said the fake
Garcia had affected his reputation
as a ghter who never gives up.
The Genaro Garcia, who
pretended to be me, gave no ght.
The promoters that paid a clown
ghter, who fought as me could
not take anything. I resent the
situation and I am set to make it
clear who the real Genaro Garcia
is. The Filipino fans will see when
I get there that I am very strong
and I throw many punches.
Garcia said he is known
around the world as a
courageous ghter, who
never backs down, noted that
Servanias record says he is
undefeated.
But he must have qualities
to face a strong and experienced
ghter like me. You can also see
he has no power in his sts, said
Garcia, who added he knows the
hometown fans will be behind
Servania in what many ghts
fans believe could steal the
show from the World Boxing
Organization light yweight title
defense of Donnie Nietes.
But I am used to international
ghts and I am at home with it
and nothing like that scares me,
said Garcia.
Pointing out that he is a pressure
ghter, Garcia said: I always
throw my punches with mean
intent and I think Servania is
too inexperienced to handle my
pressure. It is my way of ghting
and it always has given me good
results. Ronnie Nathanielsz
Riera U. Mallari,
Editor
MAY 16, 2012
SIXERS 82, CELTICS 81
THUNDER 119, LAKERS 90
Defending champion and Golden Wheel Driver of the Year Vincent Floirendo
(inset) kept his composure despite the big pressure from multi-titled Jody
Coseteng and four-time karting champ Stefano Marcelo as he steered his
Mitsubishi Evo 7 to a big sweep in the second leg of the 2012 Yokohama Phil-
ippine GT Championship Series recently at the Clark International Speedway.
Former badminton president and former First Lady
Amelita Ming Ramos (second from) hits the ceremonial
serve during the opening of the National Open and Ming
Ramos Youth Cup Badminton Championships at the PSC
Badminton Hall. With her are (from left) national coach
Rexy Mainaky of Indonesia, tournament director Conrado
Co and Alex Villamanca, president and Chief Executive
Ofcer of PCOME Industrial Sales, Inc.
Heavy trafc. Junar Arce (center) of the Cagayan Rising Suns challenges the defense of Blackwater Sports' Gio Ciriacruz and Kelly Nabong in
a Philippine Basketball Association D-League Foundation Cup game won by the Elite, 106-82, at the San Juan Gym.
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
FIGHTER of the Decade Manny Pacquiao
is on the right track, according to strength and
conditioning coach Alex Ariza.
through the plyometrics routine
on Tuesday, but stressed that
while its been satisfying so far,
we still have lots of work to do.
He added that the most
inspiring aspect of Pacquiao is
that he is very good, mentally.
Hes into asking more
questions, looking for me to
answer some of the things he
asked me before. Its good
because Manny never did that
before, said Pacquiao.
Ariza didnt wish to commit
that Pacquiao will not have leg
cramps as he did before.
But what I can say is Manny
has gone back to what we used to
do when he didnt have the cramps
as far as doing the drills and all the
things he had gotten away from
in the last few years. Hes doing it
again and it seems to be alleviating
that problem, said Ariza.
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Manila Standard TODAY
MAY 16, 2012 WEDNESDAY
B1
Ray S. Eano, Editor extrastory2000@gmail.com
Roderick T. dela Cruz, Assistant Editor
IN BRIEF
Marubeni
gets MRT 7
THE joint venture of
Marubeni Corp. of Japan
and D.M. Consunji Inc.
has bagged a construction
contract for the $1.2-
billion MRT 7 railway
project of Universal
LRT Corp., a railway
company controlled
by conglomerate San
Miguel Corp.
DMCI Holdings Inc.,
parent of D.M. Consunji
Inc., said in a disclosure
to the stock exchange
the joint venture
signed an engineering,
p r o c u r e m e n t ,
construction contract for
the Metro Rail Transit
System and Intermodal
Transportation Terminal
of the MRT 7 Project
with Universal LRT.
The MRT 7 project
involves the construction
of a 22-kilometer train
line with 14 train stations
from San Jose del Monte
in Bulacan to the corner
of North Avenue and
Edsa in Quezon City.
Jenniffer B. Austria
Petron eyes
P10-b prot
PETRON Corp., the
countrys largest oil
company, expects net
income to reach P10
billion for the full year,
up 18 percent from P8.5
billion in 2011, a ranking
company ofcial said
Tuesday.
Petron chairman and
chief executive Ramon
Ang told reporters the
company would likely
reach the P10-billion
target net income if world
oil prices would stabilize
at $100 per barrel.
The problem with
Petron is when world oil
prices are going down
and you have a lot of
inventory, you will incur
losses. If world oil prices
are stable, then the results
should be better in the
next three quarters, Ang
said.
Ang said the company
was also expecting a net
income of P5 billion
from its Malaysian oil
renery investment.
Alena Mae S. Flores
M3 rises 5.6%
DOMESTIC liquidity,
or M3, expanded 5.6
percent year-on-year in
March to hit P4.5 trillion,
according to the latest
report of the Bangko
Sentral.
The M3 growth in
March was slower than
the 7.2-percent rise
recorded in February.
Seasonally-adjusted
M3 declined marginally
on a month-on-month
basis, following a
growth of 1.1 percent in
the previous month.
The Bangko Sentral
said money supply
growth continued to be
driven by the sustained
increase, or 11.8 percent
in net foreign assets in
March.
The Bangko Sentrals
own NFA position grew
14.3 percent, supported by
steady foreign exchange
inows from overseas
remittances, merchandise
exports and portfolio
investments.
Elaine R. Alanguilan
Clark ups
revenues
CLARK Development
Corp. said revenue in 2011
grew 10 percent as more
investors set up shop in
Clark Freeport Zone, the
state-run agency said in a
report Tuesday.
CDC chairman and
ofcer-in-charge Eduardo
Oban Jr. said gross
revenue last year reached
P984.36 million, up from
P898.67 million collected
by CDC from various
locators in Clark in 2010.
Oban said there were
552 active locators in
the free port that employ
approximately 64,256
workers.
Clark has registered
36 new investments since
January, including 17
newly-leased agreements
that committed to invest
more than P2.6 billion in the
next ve years. The projects
are expected to generate
433 job opportunities.
Julito G. Rada
TRADI NG SUMMARY
SHARES VALUE
FINANCIAL 19,787,858 1,162,394,715.7083
INDUSTRIAL 140,785,616 1,327,093,927.63
HOLDING FIRMS 95,022,200 1,987,896,291
PROPERTY 240,498,738 889,149,401.37
SERVICES 145,993,725 934,831,726.7
MINING & OIL 2,597,290,132 1,042,268,979.927
GRAND TOTAL 3,239,378,269 7,343,635,042.3383
FINANCIAL 1,204.41 (down) 18.05
INDUSTRIAL 7,656.39 (down) 166.38
HOLDING FIRMS 4,344.67 (down) 110.96
PROPERTY 1,806.73 (down) 29.54
SERVICES 1,624.60 (down) 36.91
MINING & OIL 23,836.62 (up) 392.74
PSEI 4,977.45 (down) 106.17
All Shares Index 3,297.16 (down) 47.32
Gainers: 71; Losers: 106; Unchanged: 31; Total: 208
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52 Weeks Previous % Net Foreign
High Low STOCKS Close High Low Close Change Volume Trade/Buying
MST BUSINESS DAILY STOCKS REVIEW
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
M
S
T
FINANCIAL
70.00 46.00 Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. 61.55 62.70 61.40 61.40 (0.24) 1,335,570 (7,347,032.00)
76.80 50.00 Bank of PI 71.00 71.00 69.40 69.65 (1.90) 2,211,560 (97,867,220.00)
1.82 0.69 Bankard, Inc. 0.72 0.71 0.70 0.70 (2.78) 806,000
512.00 370.00 China Bank 535.00 540.00 530.00 533.00 (0.37) 64,540 (506,870.00)
1.95 1.42 BDO Leasing & Fin. Inc. 1.76 1.80 1.79 1.80 2.27 28,000
23.90 12.50 COL Financial 22.00 22.50 21.85 22.50 2.27 97,000
Eastwest Bank 18.52 18.68 18.50 18.54 0.11 4,933,700 (7,682,616.00)
22.00 7.56 Filipino Fund Inc. 9.02 9.00 8.63 8.63 (4.32) 2,600
0.95 0.62 First Abacus 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.75 0.00 10,000
80.00 40.00 First Metro Inv. 64.30 72.00 67.75 67.80 5.44 15,370 507,572.00
3.26 1.91 I-Remit Inc. 2.20 2.34 2.19 2.19 (0.45) 149,000
775.00 475.20 Manulife Fin. Corp. 511.00 495.00 495.00 495.00 (3.13) 370
29.00 3.00 Maybank ATR KE 28.50 28.30 28.05 28.05 (1.58) 17,100
93.50 60.00 Metrobank 85.00 86.00 83.90 84.00 (1.18) 3,629,760 (137,908,466.50)
3.06 1.30 Natl Reinsurance Corp. 1.70 1.90 1.75 1.75 2.94 82,000
16.85 41.00 Phil. National Bank 68.20 70.00 67.50 70.00 2.64 861,430 (24,286,011.00)
85.00 57.70 Phil. Savings Bank 82.00 83.00 82.00 83.00 1.22 170
539.00 204.80 PSE Inc. 356.00 359.00 353.00 355.00 (0.28) 13,850 2,389,280.00
44.40 25.45 RCBC `A 42.50 43.50 42.20 42.90 0.94 190,600.00 3,951,040.00
151.50 77.00 Security Bank 133.20 131.00 120.50 125.10 (6.08) 2,884,940 (173,907,916.00)
1390.00 950.00 Sun Life Financial 990.00 990.00 990.00 990.00 0.00 30
140.00 58.00 Union Bank 100.80 100.60 99.00 99.15 (1.64) 91,500 4,819,424.50
2.06 1.43 Vantage Equities 1.85 1.85 1.82 1.82 (1.62) 2,042,000
INDUSTRIAL
35.50 26.50 Aboitiz Power Corp. 34.50 34.00 33.75 33.90 (1.74) 9,633,800 (32,368,200.00)
13.58 7.32 Agrinurture Inc. 11.00 11.00 10.74 10.80 (1.82) 115,700
23.50 11.98 Alaska Milk Corp. 23.60 23.60 23.60 23.60 0.00 97,600
1.86 0.97 Alliance Tuna Intl Inc. 1.48 1.52 1.43 1.49 0.68 105,000 (1,440.00)
54.90 26.00 Alphaland Corp. 31.30 30.00 30.00 30.00 (4.15) 200
1.65 1.08 Alsons Cons. 1.32 1.31 1.29 1.29 (2.27) 566,000
Asiabest Group 32.75 35.00 30.00 30.50 (6.87) 862,700 60,350.00
138.00 45.00 Bogo Medellin 60.50 68.00 60.50 68.00 12.40 80
102.80 3.02 Bloomberry 8.21 8.47 8.13 8.46 3.05 37,369,000 (119,304,887.00)
2.88 2.24 Calapan Venture 2.28 2.28 2.25 2.28 0.00 85,000 (300.00)
3.07 2.30 Chemrez Technologies Inc. 2.60 2.58 2.58 2.58 (0.77) 51,000 103,200.00
8.33 7.41 Cirtek Holdings (Chips) 8.15 8.20 8.06 8.20 0.61 226,300
7.06 4.83 Energy Devt. Corp. (EDC) 5.96 5.98 5.85 5.90 (1.01) 8,959,700 (6,006,254.00)
6.28 2.80 EEI 5.70 6.05 5.68 5.90 3.51 1,850,300 3,033,540.00
3.80 1.00 Euro-Med Lab. 2.37 2.37 2.10 2.30 (2.95) 53,000
25.00 5.80 Federal Chemicals 10.86 12.98 10.70 12.80 17.86 20,500
15.58 12.50 First Gen Corp. 13.80 13.80 13.58 13.80 0.00 3,853,300 (16,267,132.00)
67.20 51.50 First Holdings A 64.20 64.00 61.50 62.70 (2.34) 271,440 4,286,872.00
31.50 22.50 Ginebra San Miguel Inc. 23.50 22.50 22.50 22.50 (4.26) 1,000 (22,500.00)
0.10 0.0095 Greenergy 0.0140 0.0150 0.0130 0.0150 7.14 53,300,000
13.50 7.80 Holcim Philippines Inc. 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 0.00 36,300
9.00 4.71 Integ. Micro-Electronics 4.51 4.70 4.52 4.52 0.22 27,000
2.35 0.95 Ionics Inc 1.390 1.390 1.360 1.390 0.00 22,000
120.00 80.00 Jollibee Foods Corp. 110.00 109.00 104.00 105.70 (3.91) 357,890 (14,188,373.00)
8.40 1.04 LMG Chemicals 2.07 2.10 1.87 1.98 (4.35) 732,000
3.20 1.05 Manchester Intl. A 2.20 2.15 1.92 2.09 (5.00) 6,000
24.70 17.94 Manila Water Co. Inc. 25.00 25.00 23.50 24.00 (4.00) 2,673,300 (39,779,614.00)
15.30 8.12 Megawide 16.70 16.98 16.50 16.70 0.00 100,900
295.00 215.00 Mla. Elect. Co `A 251.00 248.00 235.00 239.00 (4.78) 333,590 (50,347,930.00)
11.00 7.00 Pancake House Inc. 11.98 12.20 12.20 12.20 1.84 100
3.00 1.96 Pepsi-Cola Products Phil. 2.80 2.82 2.77 2.79 (0.36) 1,123,000 65,620.00
17.40 9.70 Petron Corporation 10.28 10.26 10.10 10.14 (1.36) 3,368,200 338,852.00
15.24 9.01 Phoenix Petroleum Phils. 8.89 8.87 8.55 8.82 (0.79) 199,600
9.50 5.25 Republic Cement `A 7.75 8.30 7.75 8.20 5.81 13,900 (8,000.00)
2.55 1.01 RFM Corporation 2.54 2.58 2.46 2.55 0.39 3,437,000 1,379,010.00
3.49 2.01 Roxas Holdings 2.45 2.46 2.46 2.46 0.41 5,000
33.00 27.70 San Miguel Brewery Inc. 29.50 29.50 29.50 29.50 0.00 1,000
132.60 105.70 San Miguel Corp `A 112.90 113.00 112.00 112.00 (0.80) 284,200 8,560,145.00
1.90 1.25 Seacem 1.65 1.70 1.65 1.70 3.03 1,278,000
2.50 1.85 Splash Corporation 1.84 1.85 1.80 1.81 (1.63) 499,000 180,000.00
0.250 0.112 Swift Foods, Inc. 0.127 0.127 0.126 0.126 (0.79) 2,740,000
5.46 2.92 Tanduay Holdings 3.75 3.70 3.70 3.70 (1.33) 141,000
3.62 1.99 TKC Steel Corp. 2.22 2.30 2.22 2.30 3.60 51,000
1.41 0.90 Trans-Asia Oil 1.20 1.21 1.19 1.19 (0.83) 1,485,000
68.00 36.20 Universal Robina 67.20 66.75 64.50 65.20 (2.98) 3,761,570 (37,697,354.00)
1.12 0.285 Vitarich Corp. 0.600 0.600 0.590 0.590 (1.67) 67,000
18.00 2.55 Vivant Corp. 12.36 9.20 9.20 9.20 (25.57) 7,600
1.22 0.68 Vulcan Indl. 1.00 0.97 0.96 0.97 (3.00) 418,000
HOLDING FIRMS
1.18 0.65 Abacus Cons. `A 0.67 0.70 0.67 0.69 2.99 523,000 33,500.00
59.90 35.50 Aboitiz Equity 53.00 52.15 51.00 51.00 (3.77) 1,398,290 (2,884,660.50)
0.019 0.014 Alcorn Gold Res. 0.0150 0.0150 0.0140 0.0150 0.00 400,000
13.48 8.00 Alliance Global Inc. 12.60 12.52 12.00 12.30 (2.38) 20,726,500 (106,176,856.00)
2.97 1.67 Anglo Holdings A 1.92 1.90 1.90 1.90 (1.04) 3,000
4.60 3.00 Anscor `A 4.55 4.52 4.25 4.30 (5.49) 167,000
6.98 0.260 Asia Amalgamated A 3.96 4.20 3.86 4.20 6.06 10,000 7,760.00
3.15 1.49 ATN Holdings A 1.51 1.70 1.55 1.70 12.58 182,000
437.00 272.00 Ayala Corp `A 445.00 433.00 420.00 427.00 (4.04) 517,570 (73,714,136.00)
59.45 30.50 DMCI Holdings 61.35 61.40 57.60 60.80 (0.90) 7,744,890 (139,812,200.00)
4.19 1.03 F&J Prince A 2.50 2.62 2.62 2.62 4.80 1,000
5.25 3.30 Filinvest Dev. Corp. 4.06 4.20 4.04 4.17 2.71 506,000 (98,540.00)
GT Capital 470.00 470.00 455.40 465.60 (0.94) 76,963 (99,138,258.00)
5.22 2.90 House of Inv. 4.50 4.50 4.49 4.50 0.00 28,000
34.80 19.00 JG Summit Holdings 32.55 33.00 31.50 32.00 (1.69) 2,577,200 (49,701,105.00)
4.19 2.27 Jolliville Holdings 2.30 2.30 2.30 2.30 0.00 6,000
6.95 4.00 Lopez Holdings Corp. 5.32 5.32 5.20 5.29 (0.56) 1,095,200
1.54 0.61 Lodestar Invt. Holdg.Corp. 1.06 1.12 1.03 1.11 4.72 2,106,000 (5,600.00)
0.91 0.300 Mabuhay Holdings `A 0.550 0.540 0.510 0.510 (7.27) 460,000
3.82 1.500 Marcventures Hldgs., Inc. 2.810 3.010 2.720 2.900 3.20 8,607,000 (4,837,170.00)
4.45 2.56 Metro Pacic Inv. Corp. 4.25 4.26 4.09 4.19 (1.41) 34,630,000 11,659,920.00
6.24 2.10 Minerales Industrias Corp. 4.75 4.95 4.75 4.90 3.16 22,000
0.0770 0.054 Pacica `A 0.0520 0.0550 0.0520 0.0520 0.00 3,810,000
4.10 1.56 Republic Glass A 1.92 2.00 1.92 2.00 4.17 38,000
2.40 0.91 Seafront `A 1.38 1.32 1.32 1.32 (4.35) 1,000
0.490 0.285 Sinophil Corp. 0.340 0.345 0.340 0.340 0.00 450,000
699.00 450.00 SM Investments Inc. 680.00 672.00 655.00 666.00 (2.06) 447,030 (85,811,850.00)
1.78 1.00 Solid Group Inc. 1.43 1.50 1.40 1.40 (2.10) 984,000 (97,500.00)
1100.00 97.50 Transgrid 445.00 445.00 445.00 445.00 0.00 30
0.420 0.099 Unioil Res. & Hldgs 0.2350 0.2350 0.2320 0.2320 (1.28) 200,000 14,100.00
0.620 0.056 Wellex Industries 0.3650 0.3800 0.3650 0.3800 4.11 4,490,000 185,000.00
1.370 0.178 Zeus Holdings 0.490 0.550 0.480 0.540 10.20 920,000 19,350.00
P R O P E R T Y
2.82 1.70 A. Brown Co., Inc. 2.45 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.04 2,000
0.75 0.31 Araneta Prop `A 0.690 0.720 0.660 0.720 4.35 258,000
0.218 0.150 Arthaland Corp. 0.166 0.164 0.164 0.164 (1.20) 50,000
22.40 13.36 Ayala Land `B 20.30 20.00 19.54 19.74 (2.76) 11,127,700 (101,801,900.00)
6.12 3.08 Belle Corp. `A 4.78 4.80 4.73 4.77 (0.21) 4,970,000 (4,202,150.00)
9.00 2.26 Cebu Holdings 6.40 6.80 6.30 6.30 (1.56) 636,300 (315,450.00)
5.60 2.00 Cebu Prop. `A 5.00 4.91 4.91 4.91 (1.80) 3,400
5.66 0.26 Century Property 1.50 1.54 1.49 1.52 1.33 2,193,000 (820,140.00)
2.85 1.20 City & Land Dev. 2.40 2.60 2.10 2.52 5.00 116,000
1.65 1.07 Cityland Dev. `A 1.27 1.25 1.20 1.24 (2.36) 122,000 (55,000.00)
0.127 0.060 Crown Equities Inc. 0.080 0.080 0.079 0.080 0.00 2,100,000
1.16 0.67 Cyber Bay Corp. 0.80 0.80 0.79 0.79 (1.25) 535,000
0.90 0.54 Empire East Land 0.700 0.710 0.690 0.710 1.43 10,042,000 (138,000.00)
0.310 0.10 Ever Gotesco 0.165 0.165 0.165 0.165 0.00 170,000
3.06 1.76 Global-Estate 1.90 1.96 1.85 1.94 2.11 2,370,000 (3,134,550.00)
1.35 0.98 Filinvest Land,Inc. 1.33 1.33 1.30 1.31 (1.50) 51,627,000 5,258,760.00
3.80 1.21 Highlands Prime 1.85 2.05 1.80 2.00 8.11 27,000
2.14 0.65 Interport `A 1.20 1.12 1.11 1.11 (7.50) 151,000
2.48 1.51 Megaworld Corp. 2.09 2.11 2.04 2.07 (0.96) 81,359,000 (62,753,320.00)
0.80 0.215 MRC Allied Ind. 0.1770 0.1870 0.1740 0.1800 1.69 4,700,000
0.990 0.072 Phil. Estates Corp. 0.7300 0.7600 0.7100 0.7500 2.74 38,657,000 (177,500.00)
0.71 0.41 Phil. Realty `A 0.500 0.500 0.460 0.460 (8.00) 383,000
4.77 1.80 Polar Property Holdings 3.14 3.50 3.45 3.50 11.46 1,042,000 55,640.00
18.86 10.00 Robinsons Land `B 16.80 16.40 16.00 16.18 (3.69) 3,129,300 (9,861,296.00)
Rockwell 3.75 3.73 2.51 3.05 (18.67) 1,388,000 (1,120,760.00)
710.00 360.00 San Miguel Prop. 566.00 543.00 436.00 522.00 (7.77) 80
2.70 1.74 Shang Properties Inc. 2.60 2.60 2.59 2.60 0.00 143,000
9.47 6.50 SM Development `A 6.88 6.90 6.77 6.78 (1.45) 1,976,900 (1,576,157.00)
18.20 10.90 SM Prime Holdings 15.50 15.76 15.14 15.54 0.26 17,848,500 (130,743,430.00)
1.14 0.64 Sta. Lucia Land Inc. 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.70 0.00 10,000
0.80 0.45 Suntrust Home Dev. Inc. 0.540 0.540 0.520 0.530 (1.85) 750,000
4.30 2.60 Vista Land & Lifescapes 4.190 4.200 4.110 4.150 (0.95) 2,216,000 (2,714,350.00)
S E R V I C E S
2GO Group 1.88 1.94 1.94 1.94 3.19 10,000
43.00 28.60 ABS-CBN 36.50 36.20 33.00 35.00 (4.11) 87,000
14.76 1.60 Acesite Hotel 7.20 7.00 6.10 6.98 (3.06) 250,100
0.80 0.45 APC Group, Inc. 0.650 0.640 0.640 0.640 (1.54) 280,000
9.30 7.30 Asian Terminals Inc. 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 0.00 100
0.5300 0.0660 Boulevard Holdings 0.1620 0.1640 0.1550 0.1560 (3.70) 28,830,000 (12,490.00)
98.15 62.50 Cebu Air Inc. (5J) 67.35 67.60 66.80 67.00 (0.52) 423,020 (5,474,337.50)
9.70 5.40 DFNN Inc. 6.01 6.38 6.00 6.10 1.50 28,700 (638.00)
5.90 1.45 Easy Call Common 3.20 3.36 3.25 3.35 4.69 7,000
1750.00 765.00 FEUI 945.00 941.00 941.00 941.00 (0.42) 320
1172.00 11.70 Globalports 32.00 32.00 29.00 32.00 0.00 400
1270.00 825.00 Globe Telecom 1080.00 1050.00 1020.00 1050.00 (2.78) 54,445 (8,756,875.00)
10.34 6.18 GMA Network Inc. 9.50 9.60 9.30 9.40 (1.05) 1,334,300
69.00 43.40 I.C.T.S.I. 72.40 72.00 70.30 70.50 (2.62) 2,093,000 40,947,634.00
0.98 0.34 Information Capital Tech. 0.405 0.400 0.400 0.400 (1.23) 20,000
6.00 4.00 IPeople Inc. `A 6.11 6.11 6.10 6.10 (0.16) 18,100
4.29 2.20 IP Converge 3.33 3.60 3.25 3.48 4.50 712,000
34.50 0.123 IP E-Game Ventures Inc. 0.047 0.053 0.047 0.048 2.13 93,700,000 (500,600.00)
3.87 1.16 IPVG Corp. 1.03 1.05 1.02 1.02 (0.97) 606,000 (160,160.00)
0.0760 0.040 Island Info 0.0510 0.0520 0.0490 0.0520 1.96 2,410,000
5.1900 2.900 ISM Communications 2.7400 2.7800 2.6800 2.6800 (2.19) 359,000 214,400.00
11.68 5.90 Leisure & Resorts 6.85 6.85 6.75 6.85 0.00 435,000 (1,220,440.00)
3.96 2.70 Macroasia Corp. 2.91 2.90 2.88 2.88 (1.03) 58,000
0.84 0.57 Manila Bulletin 0.69 0.69 0.69 0.69 0.00 8,000
3.00 1.00 Manila Jockey 1.55 1.55 1.50 1.54 (0.65) 606,000 317,050.00
9.60 6.50 Metro Pacic Tollways 6.00 7.40 7.40 7.40 23.33 100
21.00 17.20 Pacic Online Sys. Corp. 20.95 20.40 20.00 20.40 (2.63) 4,900
8.58 4.50 PAL Holdings Inc. 7.37 7.50 7.35 7.43 0.81 29,000
3.32 1.05 Paxys Inc. 2.62 2.66 2.61 2.62 0.00 1,438,000 52,400.00
10.00 4.60 Phil. Racing Club 9.20 9.48 9.10 9.48 3.04 17,000 53,460.00
60.00 17.02 Phil. Seven Corp. 44.00 44.00 44.00 44.00 0.00 10,000 440,000.00
17.18 14.50 Philweb.Com Inc. 16.76 16.74 16.56 16.60 (0.95) 191,200 462,048.00
2886.00 2096.00 PLDT Common 2450.00 2448.00 2382.00 2396.00 (2.20) 193,445 (296,802,020.00)
23.75 10.68 Puregold 22.90 22.90 21.90 21.90 (4.37) 7,144,500 (105,360,870.00)
Touch Solutions 3.52 3.53 3.52 3.52 0.00 53,000
3.30 2.40 Transpacic Broadcast 2.75 2.67 2.67 2.67 (2.91) 13,000
0.79 0.26 Waterfront Phils. 0.385 0.385 0.350 0.375 (2.60) 1,180,000 (225,100.00)
MINING & OIL
0.0083 0.0036 Abra Mining 0.0051 0.0051 0.0048 0.0051 0.00 46,000,000 (49,500.00)
6.20 3.01 Apex `A 4.91 4.99 4.90 4.90 (0.20) 5,800
6.22 3.00 Apex `B 4.95 4.90 4.90 4.90 (1.01) 9,000
25.20 14.50 Atlas Cons. `A 17.90 18.10 17.76 18.00 0.56 1,209,400 (1,574,358.00)
31.00 20.00 Atok-Big Wedge `A 29.00 29.00 26.30 28.00 (3.45) 5,600
0.380 0.148 Basic Energy Corp. 0.265 0.265 0.260 0.265 0.00 390,000
30.35 15.00 Benguet Corp `A 24.00 27.00 24.50 25.05 4.38 5,746,500
34.00 14.50 Benguet Corp `B 25.15 27.70 25.00 25.50 1.39 4,465,300 (604,770.00)
2.51 1.62 Century Peak Metals Hldgs 1.64 1.61 1.58 1.60 (2.44) 423,000
50.85 4.35 Dizon 38.65 43.00 38.50 42.70 10.48 2,839,200 (220,815.00)
1.21 0.50 Geograce Res. Phil. Inc. 0.75 0.82 0.73 0.78 4.00 4,986,000
1.82 0.5900 Lepanto `A 1.230 1.260 1.170 1.250 1.63 46,683,000
2.070 0.6700 Lepanto `B 1.280 1.330 123.000 1.320 3.13 8,253,000 295,230.00
0.085 0.035 Manila Mining `A 0.0600 0.0620 0.0580 0.0620 3.33 260,220,000
0.087 0.035 Manila Mining `B 0.0600 0.0630 0.0580 0.0610 1.67 84,250,000 1,315,950.00
34.80 15.04 Nickelasia 27.50 28.50 26.55 27.30 (0.73) 1,616,700 2,262,220.00
12.76 2.08 Nihao Mineral Resources 9.60 10.38 9.60 10.20 6.25 9,791,300 4,446,740.00
1.100 0.008 Omico 0.7500 0.7500 0.7400 0.7400 (1.33) 931,000 74,000.00
8.40 2.12 Oriental Peninsula Res. 5.100 5.990 5.300 5.710 11.96 23,436,800 331,282.00
0.032 0.012 Oriental Pet. `A 0.0180 0.0190 0.0180 0.0180 0.00 61,400,000
0.033 0.013 Oriental Pet. `B 0.0180 0.0120 0.0180 0.0190 5.56 45,400,000
28.95 17.08 Philex `A 22.60 23.25 21.75 23.00 1.77 2,524,500 355,050.00
14.18 3.00 PhilexPetroleum 23.95 25.50 23.30 24.50 2.30 951,500 4,668,800.00
0.058 0.013 Philodrill Corp. `A 0.039 0.043 0.038 0.040 2.56 1,972,500,000 34,000.00
252.00 161.10 Semirara Corp. 250.00 250.00 240.00 248.00 (0.80) 376,340 1,001,934.00
0.029 0.013 United Paragon 0.0180 0.0190 0.0180 0.0190 5.56 12,500,000
PREFERRED
47.90 27.30 ABS-CBN Holdings Corp. 34.00 34.00 32.50 34.00 0.00 290,000 (7,267,250.00)
570.00 520.00 Ayala Corp. Pref `A 560.00 545.00 545.00 545.00 (2.68) 30
109.80 100.50 First Phil. Hldgs.-Pref. 104.70 105.20 105.20 105.20 0.48 20
11.02 6.00 GMA Holdings Inc. 9.45 9.55 9.36 9.40 (0.53) 2,838,600 6,840,991.00
116.70 106.20 PCOR-Preferred 115.30 113.60 113.10 113.10 (1.91) 14,050
80.00 74.50 SMC Preferred 1 75.10 75.10 75.10 75.10 0.00 29,450
1050.00 990.00 SMPFC Preferred 1040.00 1031.00 1031.00 1031.00 (0.87) 2,000
6.00 0.87 Swift Pref 1.12 1.10 1.10 1.10 (1.79) 137,000
WARRANTS & BONDS
1.35 0.62 Megaworld Corp. Warrants 1.12 1.17 1.08 1.12 0.00 282,000 56,000.00
1.38 0.67 Megaworld Corp. Warrants2 1.20 1.10 1.10 1.10 (8.33) 103,000
GERRY GERONIMO
THE TRUST GURU
Confronting the ugly face
of disasters
WHILE most of the Philippine business community
were at the conferences of the 45
th
Annual
Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian
Development Bank at the Philippine International
Convention Center on May 3, a few others were
at the other side of town, at the Rockwell Campus
of the Ateneo de Manila University in Makati,
attending the Roundtable on Business Continuity
Planning conducted under the auspices of the
school and Manila Observatory.
The space that separated the two venues as well
as the time that had to be spent if one had tried to
negotiate the distance in order to attend both events
belied the close afnity between the subjects
taken up in the two gatherings. Both groups were
concerned about wealth: those in Manila discussed
how to make more of it and how to share it, up
and down as well as all around, with societys
many levels; those in Makati were talking about
how to quickly resume the process of making it and
return their enterprises to normalcy in the event of
a disruptive natural or man-made calamity. Enough
(too much, in the estimation of some) has been said
about the Manila event; not enough coverage, I
submit, was given to the Makati conference. Hence,
this piece.
The main speaker at the Roundtable on
Business Continuity Planning was Ms. Margareta
Wahlstrm, United Nations Special Representative
of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk
Reduction since November 2008. She has over
30 years of extensive national and international
experience in humanitarian relief operations in
disaster and conict areas, and in institution-
building to strengthen national capacity for disaster
preparedness, response and for risk reduction and
therefore knew whereof she spoke.
Her case for business continuity planning, or why
businesses, as a matter of necessity and survival,
ought to incorporate into their planning processes
how they would be putting themselves back up
on their feet again after the disruption caused by a
major catastrophe, is simple: disasters have become
global not only in terms of geography but also in
terms of demography. Not only have disasters been
occurring in various and in many parts of the globe
with alarming frequency, but also their victims, or
those whom they have severely affected, are not
longer conned to those living and working in the
vicinity where the disasters have occurred. Even
those situated elsewhere have been known to have
dramatically felt the impact of calamities that have
occurred away from them.
Therefore, the business continuity planning that
Wahlstrms thesis states ought to be integrated into
everyones business processes should be focused
on the vulnerabilities of the business itself as well
as inclusive of the consequences of the disaster on
those with whom the business deals in one way or
another. Indeed, at no other prior time has it even
been accepted with more unanimity than now that
no man is an island; and at no time has it become
more evident that no island, both literally and
guratively, stands alone.
The damage wreaked by recent disasters is
staggering. The oods that have hit Bangkok last
year are said to have an estimated cost of $40 billion.
Factories that have stopped operating exceeded
1,000 causing 700,000 workers to lose their jobs.
More than 800 people died in the oods.
2011 recorded the cost of catastrophes, both
natural and man-induced, such as the oods in
Australia and Thailand and the earthquake in
Japan, at its highest at $370 billion. Insured losses
amounted to $116 billion, second only to its peak
in 2005.
The cost of the disruption in the supply chain
caused by disasters is just as staggering. The
slowdown of 1 percentage point in economic
growth of Japan in 2011 due to the 2011 earthquake
and tsunamis impacted on the Asia-Pacic region,
showing the latters grown by .01 percentage
point.
The Japanese earthquake decreased the
automobile production in the Philippines, Thailand
and Indonesia by 10 percent to 25 percent and the
electrical component manufacturing in Malaysia
and the Philippines went down to 10 percent to
20 percent. The global price of rice went up by
30 percent due to the Thailand oods and global
industrial production was set bank by 2.5 percent
by the same oods.
Unlike the gentle rain that falls on the rich and the
poor alike; disasters hurt the poor more extensively
and intensively than the rich. Historically, small
and medium businesses were affected more
adversely than the large corporations. Those in
retail and service sectors suffered more than those
in manufacturing and nancial rms.
Planning to prevent or minimize the impact of
disasters makes economic sense. It is established
that for every $1 invested in resilience or prevention
of damage, $4 to $7 are served. Earnings of
companies that have adopted the best practices of
disaster risk reduction were 40 percent less volatile
than those who didnt. Average property loss
is 20 times larger for companies with weak risk
management practices. On the other hand, those
who follow best risk management practices incur
losses that are 7 times less costly than those borne
by those who didnt. Insurance coverage, though
comforting, is not fully satisfactory. Only lost or
damage plant and facilities were covered; loss of
market and customers are not. In many instances,
closure becomes the only option for many,
triggering a series of downstream consequences in
terms of employment, taxation, economic health
and social welfare of localities and regions.
The message, is obvious: although disasters are
not wholly preventable, universal is the need to
plan and to prepare to meet them when, not if,
they come.
For feedback, e-mail thetrustguru@gmail.com.
By Othel V. Campos
ALASKA Milk Corp., the countrys big-
gest milk producer, said Tuesday it plans
to delist from the stock market after di-
vesting more than half of the companys
outstanding shares to Dutch dairy giant
Royal Friesland Campina.
Securities regulation codes
states that if there is more
than 50-percent purchase that
triggers mandatory tender
already, chairman and president
Wilfred Steven Uytengsu said
at the sidelines of the 2012
shareholders meeting at the
Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati
City.
He said the capital market
had not been that responsive to
Alaska Milk as it was 17 years
and that it was sensible enough
to become a privately-held
company again.
The company expects the
delisting process to be completed
between August and September
this year.
Alaska is set to make a tender
offer to minority shareholders
still holding publicly-traded
stocks for P24 apiece, or a total
of about P8.5 billion.
Alaska Milk in
March completed
the sale of 535.7
million shares
to Campina, or
60.8 percent of
the companys
outstanding shares
at P24 per share.
The sale was
valued at P12.86
billion.
The company
is looking at
closing the tender
offer by the first
week of June, when it expects
to surpass the 90-percent
threshold.
Once the entire procedure
is past us, we would have to
sit down with Campina and
begin to strategize as to where
opportunities will be but
denitely Southeast Asia is our
target [region], said Uytengsu.
He said Alaska had planned
expanding into the region,
including Vietnam, Cambodia
and the Philippines.
The emerging strong
middle class and the growth of
population [in these countries]
bodes well for us. The Philippines
has strong fundamentals and
prospects in the region looks
good, he added.
The company
posted neat
earnings of P1.1
billion in the rst
quarter of 2012,
down 64 percent
from P1.8 billion
year-on-year.
The company
attributed the
decline to increases
in the prices of
local milk and raw
materials.
Alaska is one
of two major
players in the local
dairy industry with 40 years of
strong growth, consistent brand
leadership in the liquid canned
milk category and a strong and
growing position in powdered
milk. It recently expanded
into higher value-added milk
products, especially in the ready-
to-drink milk category.
Petrons target. Eduardo Cojuangco (left), director of Petron Corp., huddles with Petron chairman
and chief executive Ramon Ang during the stockholders meeting of the company at the Edsa Shangri-La
Hotel in Mandaluyong City. Petron expects a net income of P10 billion in 2012, up 18 percent from P8.5
billion in 2011. LINO SANTOS
Business
ManilaStandardToday extrastory2000@gmail.com MAY 16, 2012 WEDNESDAY
B3
Villar merges Polar, Manuela
Officials
of Cavite
bank sued
BIR misses 4-month target
Conglomerates post higher profits
Museum
of shocking art
Filipinos
remitted
$1.7b in
March
FOR the past few years, shock art has become quite
controversial, with artists churning out disturbing paintings,
movies, sculptures, sights, sounds and smells all meant to
create a shocking experience. Supporters insist the art
form provides compelling social commentary while critics
describe it as obscene, promoting the cultural pollution
that less-than-talented individuals pass off as art to earn
megabucks.
Not too long ago, the Philippine art scene boiled with
controversy over Kulo, an art exhibit held at the Cultural
Center of the Philippines featuring a mixed-media installation
titled Poleteismo that combined religious images of Christ,
a wooden replica of the male genital draped with a rosary and
a crucix covered by a pink condom. Naturally, the exhibit
was attacked by various religious groups as sacrilegious and
blasphemous, resulting in the resignation of the CCP visual
arts director.
Over in Tasmania, Australia, the Museum of Old and New
Art is also attracting controversy with a glass machine called
Cloaca Professional, otherwise known as the poo machine.
The piece, composed of a series of glass containers, simulates
the human digestive system. The machine is fed twice a
day, with the food inserted on one end and ground up pretty
much like the way it happens inside the human body. Then at
2 p.m., the machine produces something resembling human
waste complete with smell so overpowering that some visitors
have been known to gag and ee.
The museum, which features over 400 art pieces from
Egyptian mummies and works of the Young British Artists
(YBAs or Britart) noted for their shock tactics, is owned by
David Walsh, an eccentric philanthropist and college dropout
who made his fortune in gambling and horse racing. Aside
from the poo machine, another much-talked about piece is the
Matrix which shows a large painting showing the modied
organs of a male transgender. The museum charges $20 for a
visit and despite criticisms that some of the pieces are not t
to be included, Mona continues to draw visitors which to date
approximately numbers 400,000 since the museum opened in
January last year. Thats certainly a lot of money for a piece
of you-know-what.
Bank of Amer ica moves to Taguig
Taguig Congressman Roman Rumulo happily disclosed
that the Bank of America, the second-largest US-based
nancial holding company, has transferred its business
support services to the Philippines. The rm will carry out
back-ofce transactions, customer support, technology
services, human resource management, and business planning,
among other tasks. This is certainly a very welcome piece of
news especially for graduates of banking and nance, with
recruitment now ongoing at Bonifacio One Technology Tower
in Taguig City.
Business Process Outsourcing is hailed as a sunshine
industry that is projected to generate $25 billion in revenues
and fully engage some 1.3 million Filipino workers by 2016.
With a labor force of 630,000, the sector posted $11 billion
in revenues in 2011, according to the Business Processing
Association of the Philippines.
According to Romulo, known as a major backer of the BPO
industry, the Philippines has secured its place as the worlds
fastest-growing outsourcing hub, and the preferred offshore
site of US-based global corporations when it comes to labor-
intensive and information technology-enabled services. With
BA already in, our BPO sector will hopefully achieve if not
surpass its target to produce 126,000 new jobs and generate $2
billion in extra revenues this year.
Charlotte, North Carolina-based BA has global assets of
$2.13 trillion and is the last of the Big Four American banks
to relocate business support services to the Philippines.
Texting a cr ime in New J er sey
Pedestrian text addicts beware: Keep your ngers away
from the cell or risk a hefty $85 ne if New Jersey police
catch you texting while walking. According to the Fort Lee,
NJ police chief, fatal accidents involving pedestrians have
been blamed on texting, saying the activity is a dangerous
distraction. According to a study conducted by professors at
the Stony Brook University in New York, 60 percent of texters
are more likely to veer away from the road than non-texters,
which is probably why Fort Lee police are going after these
so-called dangerous walkers.
Not everyone though is happy with the $85 ne, saying it is
too steep. Actually though, thats low compared to the $200
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THE Villar family is consolidating
its real estate and commercial
development businesses under
listed Polar Property Holdings
Corp.
Polar Property said in a
disclosure to the stock exchange
Tuesday its board approved the
consolidation of the resources
and assets of Polar Property and
Manuela Corp.
Polar Property will increase
its authorized capital stock to
P17 billion from P5.5 billion to
absorb the additional assets.
Polar Property plans to issue
up to 3.53 billion common shares
to shareholders of Manuela in a
swap deal.
Polar Property, which is
engaged in the development
and marketing of medium-
cost lot and condominiums
in Cavite, Muntinlupa City,
Quezon City and Manila, will
also change its corporate name
to Starmalls Inc.
Manuela is engaged in
the operation and leasing of
commercial malls and ofce
spaces.
The Villar group earlier
announced plans to spend P15
billion to expand the chain
of Starmalls in the country,
especially in Visayas and
Mindanao, in the next ve
years.
The group last month opened
a new Starmall in San Jose del
Monte, Bulacan, the sixth in
Starmalls expanding chain. The
new three-level Starmall has a
total lot area of 52,522 square
meters. It includes a Puregold
supermarket, Finds Department
Store, Metro Home Depot and
two cinemas.
The malls San Jose del Monte
site is expected to be the main
northern terminal for a proposed
light rail project as well as a
proposed loop highway that
will connect the north and south
expressways.
Starmalls outlets are also
found in Las Pias, Edsa
Shaw, Alabang and Worldwide
Corporate Center.
Meanwhile, Vista Land and
Lifescapes Inc., another property
unit of the Villar family, said
Tuesday net income in the
rst quarter of the year rose 22
percent to P1.06 billion from
P873 million year-on-year.
Revenues reached over P4
billion in the rst three months
of 2012 from P3.28 billion a year
ago.
The companys performance
for the rst quarter was slightly
better than expected. We are off
to a good start and are on track to
achieve our full-year targets for
2012, Vista Land chief nance
ofcer Ricardo Tan Jr. said.
Our quarterly reservation
sales have breached the P10-
billion mark for the rst time,
which conrms our reading that
demand for housing continues to
be very strong, he added.
Vista Land has projected a
net income of P4.2 billion and
revenues of P16 billion.
Jenniffer B. Austria
By Jenniffer B. Austria
C O N G L O M E R A T E S
Filinvest Development Corp.,
JG Summit Holdings Inc.,
GT Capital Holdings Inc.
and Lopez Holdings Inc.
posted higher profits in the
first quarter, as the robust
economic activities boosted
sales of their respective core
businesses.
JG Summit said in nancial
report with the stock exchange
rst-quarter net income jumped
76.7 percent to P4.91 billion
from P2.78 billion in the same
period last year.
Dividend income from our
investment in Philippine Long
Distance Co. amounting to
P1.9 billion mainly contributed
to the higher net income for the
period, JG Summit said.
Revenues also went up by
13. 9 percent to P33. 4 billion
compared to P29. 4 billion,
on strong performance
of business units. JG
Summit has investments
in air transportation, real
estate, financial services,
food manufacturing and
petrochemicals businesses.
FDC booked consolidated
net income of P1.21 billion in
the rst quarter, up 6.1 from
P1.14 billion a year ago.
Consolidated revenues
reached P6.5 billion, an
increase of 41 percent from
P4.6 billion in the same period
in 2011. The groups real
estate business contributed
revenues of P3.27 billion
while finance and banking
services contributed P2.66
billion.
Sugar operations contributed
another P400 million while
hotel business generated P154
million in revenues.
GT Capital Holdings Inc., the
investment-holding company
of tycoon George Ty, reported
a net income growth of 50.5
percent in the rst three months
to P1.3 billion, on higher
earnings from component
companies.
The strong growth
performance for the
first quarter mirrors the
consumption-driven growth
of the domestic economy,
GT Capital president Carmelo
Bautista said. GT Capital has
investments in automotive,
insurance, banking and
property sectors.
Meanwhile, Lopez Holdings
Corp., the listed holding
company of the Lopez family,
reported a 192-percent increase
in rst-quarter net income
to P2.63 billion from P902
million registered in the same
period last year.
This was primarily due to
the 826-percent year-on-year
increase in equity earnings
of associates to P2.41 billion
from P261 million, after
associate First Philippine
Holdings Corp. sold 2.66-
percent stake in Manila
Electric Co. in January 2012,
Lopez Holdings said.
The groups revenues also
went up by 8 percent to P7.15
billion from P6.93 billion.
Jollibee Foods Corp., the
countrys largest food service
company, said Tuesday net
income in the rst quarter of
2012 rose 8 percent to P682
million from P631 million
year-on-year on strong sales
from domestic and overseas
stores.
Jollibee said in a disclosure
to the stock exchange that
systemwide sales, a measure
of all sales to consumers both
from company-owned and
franchised stores, grew 15
percent in the rst three months
of the year to P21.55 billion on
year.
Consolidated revenues
jumped 18 percent to P16.5
billion.
Jollibee said Philippine
brands reported strong sales
in the rst quarter of 2012,
growing 14 percent.
The fastfood giant noted that
domestic restaurants continued
to experience very healthy sales
due to increases in volume.
By Maria Bernadette Lunas
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue missed
its tax collection target in April by P6.6
billion, threatening the governments bid
to boost spending to support economic
growth this year.
The tax collection agency,
which accounts for about
two-thirds of state revenues,
reported monthly collection
of P116.2 billion in April, up
by 12.4 percent from a year
ago, but 5 percent short of the
P122.8-billion target for the
month.
April is usually the busiest
month for the BIR, as the
deadline for the ling of annual
income tax returns falls during
this month.
This marked the second
straight month the BIR fell
short of its collection target,
after missing the March revenue
goal by P7.1 billion.
The four-month collection
reached P345.3 billion, but was
also short by more than P10
billion of the P355.5-billion
target for the period.
The BIR was given the task
of collecting P1.066-trillion
taxes this year, an increase of
15 percent from the P924.14
billion actual collections in
2011. The gure accounts for
nearly 70 percent of the P1.5-
trillion revenue target of the
government this year.
Other sources of government
funds are the Bureau of Customs,
the Bureau of Treasury and
other government ofces.
Tax collection supports
government spending and pays
off public debt while keeping
the scal decit in check. The
government incurred a budget
decit of P33.9 billion in the rst
quarter, although this was lower
than what was programmed for
the period.
The government imposed a
decit ceiling of P279 billion,
representing 2.6 percent of
the gross domestic product in
2012.
Quezon City revenue region
director Jonas Amora said in a
recent interview the BIR was
aiming to collect P302.7 billion
in the second quarter, depending
on the April performance.
Collection by regional ofces
in April amounted to P39.18
billion, up by 20 percent
from the previous year. Large
taxpayer service contribution
also rose 7.8 percent to P74.3
billion from a year ago.
Tax collection in the rst four
months reached P345.4 billion,
or 13.97 percent more than the
actual collection during the
same period in 2011.
International credit rating
agencies were closely watching
the governments tax collection
this year, as government
ofcials were asking for an
upgrade in the countrys credit
rating to investment grade.
Credit rating agencies said
the government needed to rst
address weaknesses in tax
collection and sustain reforms
aimed at raising investments to
get a credit rating upgrade.
PHILIPPINE Deposit Insur-
ance Corp. has led a syndicat-
ed estafa case against the for-
mer ofcials of the collapsed
GMA Rural Bank of Cavite for
misappropriating, and divert-
ing P748 million of the thrift
lenders funds through loan re-
leases to several companies.
Charged were Banlee Choa,
former president, chief execu-
tive and chairman of GMA Ru-
ral Bank; Ma. Corazon Choa,
former director and stockhold-
er of various Choa companies;
and the other directors and
stockholders, namely Cherry
Lyn Madarang, Carson Choa,
Carter Choa, Carvin Choa,
Carlo Choa and Celine Choa.
The Justice Departments
Task Force on Financial Fraud
is conducting a preliminary
investigation on PDICs com-
plaint.
PDICs complaint and at-
tached afdavits of witnesses
describe how the accused cre-
ated and maintained an ofce
with books separate from GMA
Rural Bank, effectively oper-
ating a shadow bank whose
transactions were unrecorded
and fraudulent. The accused
also used the separate ofce to
siphon off the deposits from the
bank. Elaine R. Alanguilan
By Elaine R. Alanguilan
REMITTANCES from Filipino
workers overseas rose 5 percent
year-on-year to $1.7 billion
in March, on sustained global
demand for skilled workers.
Bangko Sentral Governor
Amando Tetangco Jr. said the
continued increase in remittance
ows brought the rst-quarter
level to $4.8 billion, higher by
5.4 percent than the $4.6 billion
recorded in the same period last
year.
The 5-percent growth in
March, however, was the least
in a year. Remittances rose 5.8
percent in February.
Remittances from land-
based [$3.7 billion] and sea-
based [$1.1 billion] workers
during the quarter registered
increases of 2.7 percent and
15.3 percent, respectively,
Tetangco said in a statement.
Robust cash transfers in
the rst quarter of 2012 were
supported by the sustained
demand for Filipino manpower
in various foreign labor
markets, Tetangco added.
Remittances account for about
a tenth of the gross national
income in the Philippines and
support the growth of banking,
real estate, education, retail,
tourism and other services.
The Bangko Sentral cited data
showing the growth in remittances
would be sustained in the coming
months, led by the deployment of
more Filipino workers abroad.
Data from the Philippine Overseas
Employment Administration
showed some 68,711 job orders
for service, production, and
professional, technical and related
workers were processed in the first
four months, in response to the
manpower requirements in Saudi
Arabia, United Arab Emirates,
Qatar, Kuwait, Hong Kong, Taiwan
and Singapore.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
MAY 16, 2012 WEDNESDAY
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Manila Standard TODAY
Provinces
Edited by Leo A. Estonilo leoestonilo@gmail.com
Carabaos star
in Pulilan feast
IN BRIEF
Farmers to have say in rice imports
Korean shipbuilder
hiring more workers
By Rey L. Espiritu
PULILANMayor Vicente
Esguerra Sr. joined townsfolk
and visitors in holding the
much-awaited carabao parade in
festivities honoring patron San
Isidro Labrador.
In the traditional thanksgiving
to San Isidro, we see kneeling
carabaos as they pass by the
church, he said, noting that
the water buffalo is the reliable
partner of farmers.
This has become a tourist
attraction we can be proud of
as part of our rich history and
culture, celebrated every year,
Esguerra said.
Teresita Tetangco, Pulilan
information ofcer, said the
town took to the streets for the
unique display of the old and
revered custom of gratitude.
This year, 700 carabaos
whose bodies had artistic designs
led the parade of 40 commercial
oats and 19 from the villages,
she said, adding that all carriages
were animal-driven.
Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino
Sy-Alvarado said Pulilan has
remained one of the major travel
destinations of the province.
It isnt only residents but
visitors as well, who look
forward to Pulilans festival
which is why our administration
actively promotes tourism
which leads to a progressive
life among Bulacan folks, he
said.
Esguerra expressed his thanks
to everybody who took part in the
esta including members of the
Central Luzon Designers Group
and artists from Bulacan State
University, who conceptualized
the carabao body paintings and
oat decorations.
Co-op convention
MANDAUE CITY-Cooperative leaders
from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao attended
the 3rd national convention of the Ating Koop
party-list held at the Orchard Cebu Hotel and
Suites here.
Delegates took up Commission on
Elections Resolution 9366 of Feb. 21,
2012 on Section 7, Rule 5, on filling
of vacancy as a result of term sharing
agreement among nominees of winning
party-list groups.
Fr. Mar DJ Arenas led the discussion while
Rafael Puentespina, Ating-Koop president,
urged a unied stand for next years polls.
Rep. Isidro Lico, sectoral representative,
vowed more bills to strengthen
cooperativism.
Puentespina said the central committee
members are Antonio Agustin, Tirso
Buenaventura, Paul Nabong, Amelito Revuelta
and Dave Serrano from Luzon.
Visayas is represented by Jonathan
Dequina, Rodolfo Perez, Rafael Puentespina,
Hipolito Quillan and William Ybaez while
the Mindanao delegates chose Reynold Alejo,
Francis Loque, Silverio Sanchez, Proculo
Sermen and Lydia Tubella.
Two independent directorsAreneas and
Fr. Alfredo Mijares Epizcompleted the
members of the central committee.
The convention also approved the six
nominees of Ating-Koop party-list namely
lawyer Isidro Lico, and Dr. Diolito Sonido
for Mindanao; lawyer Gloria Futalan and Dr.
Sylvia Flores for Visayas; and Dr. Socorro
Calara and Reynaldo Golo for Luzon.
Gigi Muoz David

Police chief welcomed
GENERAL TRIASMayor Luis Jon-Jon
Ferrer IV, brother Cavite 6th District Rep.
Antonio Ferrer and Cavite Councilors League
Federation president Morit Sison and the
Performance Team welcomed the installation
of Chief Insp. Romulo Dimaya as town police
head.
A former Cavite Police Provincial Ofce
information ofcer and chief of the Mobile
Patrol Group, he replaced Supt. Gregorio
Evangelista Jr. who will undergo schooling
for the Public Safety Ofcer Senior Executive
Course.
Senior Supt. John Bulalacao, provincial
police director, named Dimaya, 36, as ofcer-
in-charge effective May 1, 2012.
Hailing from Umingan, Pangasinan, he is
a National Police Academy graduate of Batch
2003 Sangbigkis Class.
Dennis Caparas-Abrina
By Julito G. Rada
KOREAN shipbuilder
Hanjin Heavy Industries and
Construction Philippines is
lining up more new hires
in its shipyard in Subic this
year, Subic Bay Metropolitan
Authority said in a statement
on Tuesday.
The agency said Jin Kyu Ahn,
Hanjin president, announced the
expansion of the workforce.
Once targets for ship orders
are reached this year, Hanjin
could add over 10,000 workers,
he said, noting about 20,000
employed at present.
Since starting business in
2008, it has generated P125
billion in export, making it the
consistent top perfomer of the
Subic Bay Freeport.
According to Ahn, Hanjin
delivered recently M/T
Brightway, a 160,000 DWT
(dead weight tons) crude oil
tanker ordered by a Liberian
company Modmal Shipping
Limited and M/V FMG
Matilda, a 205,000 DWT bulk
carrier owned by Bocimar
Hong Kong Ltd. based in
Belgium.
Both owners are engaged
in international shipping and
maritime operations.
Based on records of the
Maritime Industry Authority, an
agency under the Transportation
Department, the Philippines
ranks as the fourth largest
shipbuilding country in the
world.
Pulling San Isidros carriage, a carabao kneels down as the parade passes by the town church. MANNY PALMERO
By Florencio P. Narito
LEGAZPI CITYSilvestre Bonto Sr., a farmer
leader from the Bicol region and president
of National Confederation of Irrigators
Association, is calling on Malacaan Palace to
give priority to farmers cooperatives in dealing
with rice imports.
Also president of Angat,
Ahon Magsasaka Inc. party-list
organization and former sectoral
representative at the National Food
Authority Council, Bontoc said he
wrote President Benigno Aquino
III to order the review of Private
Sector Financed importation
because the farmer organizations
and cooperatives are being used by
some private rice importers.
According to Bonto, the NFA has
three methods of rice importation.
In Minimum Access Volume,
which is classied into Omnibus
Origin and Country Specic Quota,
importers are required to pay tariff
equivalent to 40 percent of the total
volume of rice imported.
For Private Sector Financed
importation, winning bidders do not
have to pay taxes for their imports
but are required to bid for a service
fee equivalent to the volume of rice
to be imported, he said.
All volumes to be bidded are
determined by the NFA Council
which passes a resolution on
the volume for each particular
importation.
Under a Government-to-
Government arrangement, the
Philippine Government through the
NFA enters into a Memorandum
of Agreement with rice exporting
countries.
Instead of the PSF, Bonto said,
NFA should continue implementing
and strengthening the Minimum
Access Volume and limit it
to identied bona de farmer
organizations.
Under this set up, farmers will
not be exploited by private rice
importers, he said.
Bonto also recommended a
tripartite agreement be made
among farmers organization, NFA
and Land Bank of the Philippines
in which the bank opens a special
window for a loan equivalent to
the amount of importation to be
undertaken.
Upon completion of the
importation, the proceeds of the
imported rice will be coursed
through the LBP, he said. This
will ensure that the bank will be
paid accordingly and the farmers
will be compensated equitably.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Manila
Standard
TODAY
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
Assets
International Reserves P 3,013,661,887,432.03
Deposits with foreign banks 324,592,843,123.89
Other cash balances 313,467,631.74
Investments 2,315,597,540,567.75
Gold 323,983,591,717.61
International Monetary Fund special drawing rights 49,174,444,391.04
Investment in government securities 242,728,958,393.25
Loans and advances 116,530,584,585.45
Other fnancial assets 93,035,952,215.43
Acquired assets held for sale 108,270,297.08
Investment property 9,847,240,325.17
Bank premises, furniture, fxtures and equipment 12,598,938,219.49
Other assets 17,875,940,132.11
Total P 3,506,387,771,600.01
Liabilities and capital
Liabilities
Currency in circulation P 516,438,728,157.78
Foreign currency borrowings 22,186,999,326.13
Government deposits 290,009,295,607.36
Deposits of banks and other fnancial institutions 673,112,585,927.53
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase 256,310,251,800.00
Special deposit accounts 1,511,641,543,238.76
Allocation of special drawing rights 56,611,651,937.97
Revaluation of foreign currency accounts 32,862,854,379.58
Other fnancial liabilities 19,828,182,982.86
Other liabilities 6,195,979,164.02
Total 3,385,198,072,521.99
Capital
Capital 10,000,000,000.00
Surplus 80,522,102,700.67
Unrealized gains/(losses) on investments (10,038,839,558.73)
Capital reserves 78,041,172,114.30
Undivided profts/(loss) from operations (37,334,736,178.22)
Total 121,189,699,078.02
Total liabilities and capital P 3,506,387,771,600.01
Other information :
Revaluation of foreign currency accounts is presented in the liability section in
accordance with Section 45, R.A. 7653 of the New Central Bank Act.
For the COMMISSION ON AUDIT:
(Sgd.) MA. TERESITA R. GOJUNCO (Sgd.) WILLIE S. ASTO
SA V - Supervising Auditor Managing Director
(Sgd.) AMANDO M. TETANGCO, JR.
Governor
GENERAL BALANCE SHEET
As of July 31, 2011
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
(MST-May 9 & 16, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION
FOR APPROVAL OF THE RECALCULATED
MAP FOR REGULATORY YEAR 2013 AND
THE TRANSLATION INTO DISTRIBUTION
RATES OF DIFFERENT CUSTOMER
CLASSES FOR THE THIRD REGULATORY
YEAR OF THE ERC-APPROVED ANNUAL
REVENUE REQUIREMENT FOR DAVAO
LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY,
INCORPORATED (DLPC) UNDER THE
PERFORMANCE BASED REGULATION
(PBR) FOR THE REGULATORY PERIOD
JULY 1, 2010 JUNE 30, 2014
ERC CASE NO. 2012-052 RC
DAVAO LIGHT AND POWER
COMPANY, INC. (DLPC),
Applicant.
x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x
NOTI CE OF PUBLI C HEARI NG
TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES:
Notice is hereby given that on March 29, 2012, Davao Light and Power Company, ncorporated (DLPC) fled an
application for approval of the recalculated maximum average price (MAP) for regulatory year 2013 and the translation
into distribution rates of its different customer classes for the third regulatory year of the ERC-approved annual revenue
requirement (ARR) under the performance based regulation (PBR) for the regulatory period July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2014.
In the said application, DLPC alleged, among others that:
1. It is a corporation duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the Philippines, with principal
offce address at C. Bangoy, Sr. St., Davao City.
2. It is the holder of an exclusive franchise issued by the Congress of the Philippines to operate electric light and
power services in Davao City, Panabo City and the Municipalities of Carmen, Dujali and Sto. Tomas in Davao del
Norte.
3. Under the Rules for Setting Distribution Wheeling Rates for Privately Owned Electricity Distribution Utilities
Entering Performance Based Regulation (Third Entry Point) (RDWR) applicable to it, the PBR-entrant distribution
utility will be given an ARR which will be used to derive the MAP. Said MAP shall then be allocated by the
distribution utility in setting the rate schedule for its distribution, supply and metering charges for each customer
class or segment.
4. Thus, on June 15, 2009, it fled an application (docketed as ERC Case No. 2009- 041 RC) for approval of its ARR
and performance incentive scheme (PIS) covering the second regulatory period from July 1, 2010 to June 30,
2014 in accordance with the provisions of the RDWR. In the Final Determination as contained in the Decision
dated March 8, 2010 of the Commission, its ARR for the third regulatory year of the second regulatory period is
approved as follows:
Building Block 2013 (PhP Million, Nominal)
Return on Capital 1, 087.4
OPEX 825.4
Regulatory Depreciation 347.3
Corporate Income Tax 0.0
Other Taxes 4.8
Sub-total 2,264.9
GSL Allowance 11.3
TOTAL ARR 2,276.2

5. The smoothed MAP (SMAP) for the third regulatory year (RY 2013) as approved under the Final Determination is
PhP1.3559/kWh.
6. In accordance with the RDWR, it has recalculated the MAP for RY 2013 of the second regulatory period to be
PhP1.3870/kWh. This resulting MAP for RY 2013 is calculated below without the application of side constraints:
MAP
2013
= [MAP
2012
x { 1 + CWI
2013
X}] + S
2013
K
2013
+ ITA
2013
MAP
2013
= [1.2688 x {1 + 0.0426 - (-0.0336)}] + 0.0314 (0.0099) + 0
MAP
2013
= PhP1.3870/kWh
7. Based on the Final Determination dated March 8, 2010, it has converted the
MAP
2013
in to a distribution rate structure as follows:
DISTRIBUTION SUPPLY METERING
CUSTOMER TYPE PhP/
kWh
PhP/
kW
PhP/
kWh
PhP/
Cust./Mo.
PhP/
kWh
PhP/
Meter/Mo.
Residential 1.9036 - 0.2436 - 0.1922 5.00
Secondary Retail 2.1 1.9036 - 0.2436 - 0.1922 5.00
Secondary Retail 3.1 0.3348 219.08 - 346.45 - 1,175.10
Primary Ratail 4.1 0.1411 168.11 - 3,087.15 - 1,382.94
69 kV-A - 249.17 - 360.34 - 23,065.20
69 kV-B - 57.09 - 7,450.80 - 39,012.19
Streetlight 1.4432 - - 96.38 - -
The conversion was effected in accordance with the Uniform Filing Requirements (UFR), the relevant sections
of the RDWR, as amended and the methodology described in the Distribution Services and Open Access Rules
(DSOAR). It used in its calculations the information contained in the Final Determination of March 8, 2010.
8. The Side Constraint calculation for the second regulatory period which was approved by the Commission is CWl
t
+ SC
t
. The value of the said Side constraint is 6.36% while CW1
2012
has been calculated to be 4.26%. thus, SC
20l3

is 10.62%.
It has determined that the resulting MAP
2013
and the converted distribution rates are within the Side Constraints
per customer class pursuant to Section 6.4 of the RDWR, as amended, to wit:

(1.3289 1.2247)/1.2247 < (4.26% + 6.36%)
8.51% < 10.62%
9. In support of this application, it has attached the following documents:
Schedule Information Provided
A1 Revenue Requirements
A2 Class Allocation Factors
A3 Operating and Maintenance Expenses
A4 Regulatory Asset Base
A5 Regulatory Depreciation
A6 Other Taxes
B Proposed Rate Schedules
C Side Constraints Simulation
D1 Calculation of Financial Indices
D2 Calculation of Correction Factor and MAP
2013
D3 Calculation of S-Factor

10. The approval of this application will allow it to fulfll its obligations under PBR to implement in a timely manner
its capital expenditure program and its operating and maintenance programs for the second regulatory period,
specifcally, for RY 2013 and avoid irreparable losses which will ultimately result in the deterioration of its services,
to the damage, and prejudice of the public, in general, and its consumers, in particular.
11. Thus, it prays that the instant application be approved, authorizing it to adopt the proposed:
11.1 Recalculated MAP of PhP1.3870/kWh for the RY 2013; and
11.2 Distribution-related rate structure and rate schedules summarized as follows:
DISTRIBUTION SUPPLY METERING

Customer Classes
PhP/
kWh
PhP/
kW
PhP/
kWh
PhP/
Cust./Mo.
PhP/
kWh
PhP/
Meter/Mo.
Residential 1.9036 - 0.2436 - 0.1922 5.00
Secondary Retail 2.1 1.9036 - 0.2436 - 0.1922 5.00
Secondary Retail 3.1 0.3348 219.08 - 346.45 - 1,175.10
Primary Ratail 4.1 0.1411 168.11 - 3,087.15 - 1,382.94
69 kV-A - 249.17 - 360.34 - 23,065.20
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The Commission has set the application for initial hearing, expository presentation, pre-trial conference and evidentiary
hearing on May 29, 2012 (Tuesday) at two o'cIock in the afternoon (2:00 P.M.) at the ERC Mindanao FieId Ofce,
Mezzanine Floor, Mintrade Building, Monteverde corner Sales Sts., Davao City.
All persons who have an interest in the subject matter of the proceeding may become a party by fling, at least fve (5)
days prior to the initial hearing and subject to the requirements in the ERC's Rules of Practice and Procedure, a verifed
petition with the Commission giving the docket number and the title of the proceeding and stating: (1) the petitioner's name
and address; (2) the nature of petitioners interest in the subject matter of the proceeding, and the way and manner in which
such interest is affected by the issues involved in the proceeding; and (3) a statement of the relief desired.
All other persons who may want their views known to the Commission with respect to the subject matter of the
proceeding may fle their opposition to the application or comment thereon at any stage of the proceeding before the
applicant concludes the presentation of its evidence. No particular form of opposition or comment is required, but the
document, letter or writing should contain the name and address of such person and a concise statement of the opposition
or comment and the grounds relied upon.
All such persons who may wish to have a copy of the application may request the applicant, prior to the date of
the initial hearing, that they be furnished with a copy of the application. The applicant is hereby directed to furnish all
those making such request with copies of the application and its attachments, subject to reimbursement of reasonable
photocopying costs. Likewise, any such person may examine the application and other pertinent records fled with the
Commission during the usual offce hours.
WITNESS, the Honorable Chairperson, ZENAIDA G. CRUZ-DUCUT, and the Honorable Commissioners, MARIA
TERESA A.R. CASTAEDA, ALFREDO J. NON, and GLORIA VICTORIA C. YAP-TARUC, Energy Regulatory
Commission, this 10
th
day of April, 2012 at Pasig City.
ATTY. FRANCIS SATURNINO C. JUAN
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COOKING CARAVAN
LAUNCHED
SMHomeworldandMoulinex
invitefoodlovers of all ages to
aanafternoonof great food
ideas as theMoulinexCooking
Caravanmakes at stopat SM
CityDasmarias, CaviteonMay
26.
EVEN if the rains and,
sometimes, ooded streets are
already upon us, the Weather
Bureau still insists that summer
is, ofcially, not yet over. If we
take a look at the string of parties
I get invited to every week, I tend
to agree. Here are some I attended
recently, which certainly further
increased the prevailing party
temperature here in the metro.
Oakley innovations
At the recent launch of the
latest line of Oakley eyewear
and apparel, the brand bannered
an attractive synergy of fashion
and technology, with its latest
innovations. Interactive booths
were set up, showcasing the
technology of Oakley products
and why they have become the
market leaders in their respective
arenas.
There was a Scope Machine
which allowed guests to
marvel at High Denition
Optics, measuring how lenses
magnify images through a
refractive power test, virtually
eliminating distortion caused
by magnication. The brand
offers Polarized, Hydrophobic,
Photochromic and RX Sun lenses
to ensure eye protection even for
active lifestyle.
During the event, Oakley
also showcased high-quality
clothing and accessories, with its
Blade II Board Shorts for sports
enthusiasts who love the water.
This latest revolutionary design
uses O Stretch fabric with 4-way
stretch to liberate movement,
eliminate chang, and minimize
water absorption so that it stays
unbelievably lightweight.
Fitness walk
Rustans Supermarket held
its rst-ever Fitness Walk at
BOB
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Animals Only
MAY 16, 2012
Barbie has had an immense
inuence in childrenbe it
on fashion or their dreams
in life. Even the kids at
heart still look back and
remember how Barbie
has inuenced and even
changed their lives.
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the Rockwell Center as the
culminating activity for its
Healthy Lifestyle campaign,
geared towards encouraging
their loyal patrons to always be
conscious of their health. Hosted
by Jag Garcia, the event attracted
close to 500 eager-beavers who
took up the challenge, and were
later treated to a hearty healthy
breakfast by the supermarkets
Gourmet-to-Go.
Top nishers received a
healthy gift pack from Walter
Bread and gift certicates from
Rustans Supermarketin the
3K walk: Harry Yuin, for mens
division, and Editha Bulalayao,
for the womens division; in the
5K walk, Anthoney Garcia, and
Perlita Ruben.
A rafe was also conducted for
all participants, with the winners
getting a 12-month membership
plus 50 personal training
sessions from Golds Gym, and
healthy gift packs with Casino
products. Special awardees also
received gift certicates from
Gourmet-to-Go, and all nishers
went home with a vintage
reusable bag from Coca Cola,
lled with goodies from the
events sponsorsViva Mineral
Water, Powerade, Coca Cola,
Dole, Alaska Milk, Selecta Ice
Cream, Metro Society, Vault
Magazine, Purefoods Fiesta
Ham, Human Nature, Unilever,
Walter Bread, Steifel, URC,
Dunkin Donuts, Hurom Slow
Juicer, Nestle Yogurt, Golds
Gym, and Soleus.
Haagen Dazs summer
Ice cream lovers recently had
an experience like no other
an afternoon of shopping
and bonding with the super
premium ice creams brand
ambassador, Georgina Wilson.
Nestle Mendoza and Sophie
Ng were named winners of the
Haagen Dazs Facebook contest
for having come up with the top-
rated answers to, What makes
Haagen Dazs Cookie Dough the
perfect summer avor?
Along with getting to spend
time with the popular model-
host, the winning pair was also
treated to a P15,000 shopping
spree at SM Mall of Asia, with
Georgina dishing out her style
secrets, beauty advice and her
preferred hottest picks for the
season. The fun activity was
capped with a relaxing bonding
session at the Haagen Dazs
shop, as the three feasted on the
labels latest summer offering,
Cookie Dough, a super delicious
mix of chunks of buttery cookie
dough, rich and sweet fudge
chips in pure vanilla ice cream.
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Terrence wearing Oakley Joy Ride and Eyepatch II
Director of operations
for Sunglass Hut Rajiv
Dargani and restaura-
teur Elbert Cuenca
Moussa Abdayen
Running Coach Rio dela Cruz with
ance Nicole Wuthrich and POLO Tri
Athlete Tricia Chiongbian-Concepcion
Resorts World Manila president Kingson Sian, Oakley Philippines
chief executive ofcer Ramesh Dargani, Resorts World Manila
executive vice-president Steve Reilly, and Resorts World Manila
vice-president of Marketing Communication Martin Paz
The Cutest Couple, Eva and
Brian Colsell, having coffee
while doing the 5km walk.
Anthoney Garcia (First Place, 5K
Mens Division) and Jag Garcia (race
host)
Beth Romualdez (vice
president Food Services,RSCI)
and Perlita Ruben (First Place,
5K Womens Division)
Freddy Ong, Karl Cotauco and
Geraldyn Perez of Unilever Phils.
Haagen-Dazs
brand ambassador
Georgina Wilson
poses with the two
lucky winners of
the Anticipate the
Seasons Sweetest
Styles with
Georgina online
contest, Nestle
Mendoza and
Sophie Ng.
WE HAD the chance to
review the Samsung Smart
TV ES8000 in a luxury
hotel suite recently.
Touted as the best plasma,
the ES8000 has smart qualities
that actually do away with the
remote control. Yes, this means
you can turn on your TV by
simply speaking to it. You can
also use it to log in to your social
networking accounts.
The TV is the heart of our
homes, and is the central device
that connects our family at the
end of a long day. For Samsung,
this means providing the future
of Smart TV nowthrough new
TVs that recognize and respond
to you, connect your family in and
out of the home, and offer amazing
new content options personalized
to your lifestyle and needs, said
Ariel Arias SEPCO AV Business
Unit head, during Samsungs AV
Roadshow event.
To extend the new TV
experience and equip families
with future technologies,
Samsung has created the ability
to scale up your TV each year
ensuring the best new TV
experience for years to come,
he added.
We were introduced to the
TV by someone from Samsung,
which is a good thing because
without this, I doubt if I would
even be able to turn on the unit.
We were also given a reviewer
guide, which was very useful.
The TV has a 0.2 inch ultra-
slim bezel design, which was
rst introduced in 2011, returns
for premium models. The rest of
Samsungs entire LED line has a
0.5 inch slim bezel. This means
you enjoy a larger screen size
without increasing the overall
size of the TV when compared to
conventional models.
The ES8000 also has a new
metallic U-shape stand called
the Arch Flow Stand. Despite
the stands unique, minimalistic
design, it is sturdy and stable. If
you want to hang the TV on the
wall, Samsung offers an optional
ultra slim wall-mount.
On to the TVs
performance. To call
the ES8000 a TV is
actually doing it an
injustice because it
does so much more
than allow you to
watch your favorite
shows.
Motion control is
detected by the built-
in camera situated on
top of the TV which
you also use to video
chat via Skype. You
dont need a remote
or a wand to control
this TV. You simply move your
arms to control the mouse pointer
and close your st to click.
My daughter actually used this
feature to post on Twitter.
The camera is also used
for facial recognition. You
can create a prole with your
face on it and attach it to your
Smart Hub account and social
network accounts so you dont
have to input your username
and password every time. An
ingenious idea considering theres
typically more than one member
in the household that will be
using the TV. This is nice if you
dont want all the people in your
household to use the TV.
Samsungs 2012 line of
Full HD LED TVs continue to
raise the bar in picture quality.
Whether users are viewing a
detailed shot from a camera
or seeing incredible 3D depth,
images are breathtakingly real
with detailed contrast.
Both the Samsung ES8000
Smart LED TV and ES7500
Smart LED TV series offer
cutting-edge technologies that
deliver clear images in both 2D
and 3D.The ES8000s Micro
Dimming Ultimate analyzes the
picture in
hundreds
o f
pieces to optimize the LED
backlight and video signal
for each piece in real time, by
increasing peak whites in areas
of lower gradation. This leads
to an overall 20 percent increase
in brightness and allow home
entertainment enthusiasts to
enjoy richer colors, brighter
pictures and higher contrast
ratios. The technology also
eliminates the halo effect and
image distortion associated with
diffused light.
Okay, I was kidding when
I said there is no need for a
remote control. The Samsung
ES8000 comes with two remote
controls, a regular one and
special one that has the basic
controls and also doubles as a
mic and touchpad.
Sadly, we didnt have enough
time to review the TV as someone
tried to break into our hotel room
at around 12:45 a.m. while were
watching Downton Abbey. The
intruder used a key to open the
door. How this can happen in a
luxury hotel is beyond me. Its
a good thing I always double
lock the door before I go to
sleep wherever I am. After that,
we didnt even touch the TV
anymore.
The new TVs embrace the
promise of a multi-screen
world by allowing users to do
more with their TV through
Samsungs new suite of
exclusive services, the rst of
its kind in the industry:
Family Storys album lets
users organize photos and enjoy
slide shows on the big screen.
Users can also share memos and
reminders anywhere they are via
the phone, tablet, PC or TV.
Fitness allows users to connect
their Samsung TV to a Samsung
smartphone via a mobile Fitness
app. They can also connect to a
WiFi-enabled scale to manage
their weight goals and use the
TVs built-in camera to create
a virtual mirror to monitor their
exercise routines.
Kids offers a wealth of
infotainment and games in a kid-
friendly interface that parents
and control and monitor.
Samsungs premium Smart
TVs including the ES8000
LED TV, ES7500 LED TV and
E8000 Plasma TV are powered
by a new dual-core processor to
enable multi-tasking, so apps
no longer need to be exited and
relaunched.
Searching for movies,
browsing the Internet,
downloading apps via Samsung
Apps, accessing Video on
Demand content or chatting with
friends has never been more
convenient.
Samsungs Smart Hub user
interface has also been redesigned
for faster performance and
improved convenience with a
cleaner, more intuitive interface
in Full HD. With a tabbed Web
browser, users can open multiple
pages at a time, while the new
Content Bar remembers recent
activities for easy access to
content.
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Yummy Eats now on its second year
Yummy Eats, Yummy magazines most anticipated eating
and cooking fair, is back! Already on its second year, it has
more delicious food finds from partners specially chosen by
Yummy magazine! Slated to happen at The Rockwell Tent on
May 26, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Join the fun and
watch cooking demos, discover new food favorites, and meet
fellow foodies and chefs!
Learn new recipes from cooking demos to be conducted by
Chef Nino Logarte for Hunts, Chef Bruce Lim for the Asian
Food Channel and a lot more. There will also be a Mother and
Child Cook-Off brought to you by Hunts. Satisfy your palate and
get ready for a day lled with gastronomical delights as Yummy
Eats 2012 brings you the most talked about food nds in the
metro! Its a day you shouldnt miss! Admission fee is only P150.
Participants who bring a copy of the May issue of Yummy are
entitled to a discounted entrance fee of P100.
Yummy magazine is available in newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide. Be
part of Yummy Magazines growing online community by visiting www.YUMMY.ph, liking
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ANSWER TOMORROW
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63 Bingo!
64 When Valjean is
released from prison
65 Continue until
66 Hockey Hall of
Famer __ Stewart
67 Flightless bird
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2 Shop alternative
3 One of the Greek
Furies
4 Conditional words
5 Defense mechanisms
6 He ruled jointly with
Ivan V for nearly 14 years
7 Dont leave home
without it co.
8 Sunscreen element
9 Vacation for the self-
employed?
10 Secretary of state
after Albright
11 Good street for
playing
12 Inspired poetry
13 Body pic
21 Teachers grad deg.
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5 Nerdy guy in
Meatballs
9 Center of Florida?
14 Deep-tissue
massage pioneer Ida
15 Half up front?
16 Big wheel from
Holland?
17 City in 22-Down
18 Coast-to-coast hwy.
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20 Flip
23 Write (down)
24 Camera with
interchangeable parts
25 ... if not cheaper
28 Flip
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34 Lettre recipient,
perhaps
35 Florida county
renamed to include its
largest city
38 Travel, in a way
39 Rapper-turned-actor
40 Egg opening?
41 Zen masters riddle
43 Tobacco co. based in
Winston-Salem
45 Flip
50 Chemical relative
51 Pay stub abbr.
52 French article
54 Flip
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53 Arab League
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Gianna Maniego, Editor
Dinna Chan Vasquez, Assistant Editor
ManilaStandardToday
Barbie has had an immense
influence in childrenbe it
on fashion or their dreams in
life. Children from all over
the world look up to Barbie.
Even kids at heart still look
back and remember how Bar-
bie has influenced and even
changed their lives.
Thi s year, Barbi e i n-
vi t es gi rl s t o pl ay wi t h
fashion and dress up their
imaginations with the See
What Happens When You
Play With Barbie campaign,
which celebrates the style
icon and her role in deliver-
ing a never-ending array of
fantasy-to-career outifts for
girls to explore. The televi-
sion advertising campaign
opens the giant pink doors
t o Barbi e' s Dream Cl oset
and is complemented by an
augment ed real i t y onl i ne
destination, apparel for girls,
and new product introduc-
tions that put Barbie and her
fashion heritage on top and
center stage.
In Barbie' s world, role
play often leads to real life.
Barbie gives girls the op-
portunity to be anything they
want to be from a princess to
a president, said Stephanie
Cota, senior vice president
of Global Barbie Market-
i ng at Mat t el . The new
global campaign celebrates
the wow girls experience
when they play with Barbie.
After all, the only thing big-
ger than Barbie's world is a
girl's imagination, she adds.
In the Philippines, Bar-
bie opened the pink doors
to her closet last April 26
at the Podium where guests
had the chance to see vari-
ous Barbie products such as
apparel, shoes, accessories.
Make-overs were also given
to the guests and they had the
chance to the products that
are to be launched this year.
Bar bi e i s excl us i vel y
di s t r i but ed by Ri chwel l
Trading Corp. and is avail-
able in leading toy stores
and department stores na-
tionwide. Check out Barbie
Philippines on Facebook for
upcoming Barbie events and
promos.
EVERY girls childhood would not be complete with-
out encountering a Barbie doll. I remember the rst time
I got my very rst Barbie doll. It was a calm, peaceful
Saturday in July and it was just days before my 4
th
birth-
day. There was a huge LBC box from my grandmother, who lives
in the US, waiting to be opened. I immediately called my mother
and asked her if we could open it. Upon opening the box, I was
in awe of what I sawa gorgeous girl with long blonde hair
and beautiful blue eyes, wearing a pink ballerina costume, all
wrapped in a light pink box. From that moment on, I knew that
this doll will have a huge inuence on my childhood.
BARBIE
Relive your
DREAMS
By Arian Vina L. Sarmiento
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can settle all your bills in only
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Just enroll your electricity,
broadband, cable TV or any util-
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other benets that the Citibank One
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Citibank One Bill allows you
to conveniently settle all your bills
with only one due date to remem-
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GLAXOSMITHKLINE recently
introduced its latest product offer-
ing, Scotts Vitamin C Pastilles.
Aside from being high in Vitamin
C, Scotts Vitamin C comes in
great-tasting, fruit-avored, chewy
pastilles that kids will surely love.
Through interactive promo-
tions, Scotts Vitamin C has
been making its presence felt at
different drugstore outlets, like
Watsons and Mercury Drug, as
well as in supermarkets and gro-
ceries nationwide. Free samples
of Scotts Vitamin C pastilles were
given out to customers and their
children who were delighted by the
delicious taste of Scotts Vitamin
C. Likewise, coloring books and
balloons were also distributed to
kids. A number of outlets were vis-
ited by Scottsie, the ofcial mascot
for Scotts Vitamin C, and kids just
enjoyed having their pictures taken
with this lovable character.
An essential supplement for good
health and development, vitamin C
helps strengthen the bodys immune
defenses, supports the maintenance
of skin, bones, blood and teeth; and
enhances iron absorption.
Scotts Vitamin C is avail-
able in Mixed Berries and Peach
Flavor variants, packed in bottles
(50 pieces) and zipper packs (15
pieces). Visit your nearest drug-
store, supermarket or grocery now
and get Scotts Vitamin C Pastilles
for your kids.
SM Homeworld and Moulinex
invite food lovers of all ages to a
an afternoon of great food ideas as
the Moulinex Cooking Caravan
makes at stop at SM City Das-
marias, Cavite on May 26. The
Cooking Caravan earlier visited
SM City Baguio last April.
Hotel Intercontinental Ma-
nila Chef Leonelia Liah de
Castro, winner of the Moulinex
You Cook Video Recipe Chal-
lenge Year 2 will be sharing in-
novative ideas on creating food
garnishes as well as some of her
plating dish techniques. Fas-
cinated with the art of prepar-
ing delicious and aesthetically
meals, she will be preparing her
winning entry, Chili Coriander
Crab with Mango Puree and
Saba Tower during the event.
Celebrity Chef Tristan En-
carnacion, a member of the SM
Food Council and a chef instruc-
tor at the Center for Culinary
Arts Manila, will also grace the
event, teaching participants how
to make easy-to-cook nutritious
and economical recipes to moms
and kids this summer using some
of the latest Moulinex Kitchen
products - pressure cookers,
coffee makers, hand blenders
and mixers, bread toasters, juice
extractors, and meat mincers.
He will especially high-
light the Moulinex' Ruby Red
Collection line, including the
Moulinex Masterchef 5000
used at the ABSCBN's Junior
Masterchef Pinoy Edition.
This colorful retro designed
food processor grates, dices,
chops, minces and helps you
make your favorite fruit juices.
Its unique blender makes pre-
paring your soups, milk-shakes
or liquid dough easy.
Moulinex, which is part of
Groupe SEB was originally
established as a company in
1937. Legend has it that founder
Jean Martelet was inspired by
his wife, or more accurately,
the lumpy puree she served
him one day for a meal.
Mantelet saw a need for
an improved device, one
that would use a rotating
motion to peel and pre-
pare vegetables, while re-
ducing the effort required
by the chore.
By Ed Biado
SOCIAL media
gives people the
same satisfaction
as food and sex.
This statement
is made by two
Harvard neuroscientists who
published their ndings last week.
According to the study, posting
personal views on social media
sites triggers a response from the
region in the brain associated with
dopamine, the chemical respon-
sible for the feeling of pleasure
during eating and sexual activity.
This conclusion, of course,
comes as no surprise to those who
actively engage in social media.
We can link this directly to how we
feel when our status updates garner
a lot of likes and comments and
when our tweets are retweeted
and replied to. The same kind of
satisfaction can also be experienced
when our followers on Twitter or
Tumblr increase, with the assump-
tion that these people are interested
in what we have to say.
The research provides proof that
this inclination is primal in nature.
Self-disclosure, researchers
Diana Tamir and Jason Mitchell
say, represents an event with
intrinsic value, in the same way as
with primary rewards such as food
and sex. They instructed a group
of subjects to answer a set of ques-
tions, each with a corresponding
monetary reward. Higher values
were assigned to factual questions
and lower values were given to
opinion-based questions. The study
found that its participants were
more keen on receiving intrinsic
(i.e. less cash to express their own
views) than extrinsic rewards (i.e.
more cash to discuss facts).
To the extent that humans are
motivated to propagate the products
of their mind, opportunities to disclose
one's thoughts should be experienced
as a powerful form of subjective
reward, the study's authors wrote.
Further, they report that 30 to
40 percent of everyday speech
to sharing personal subjective
experiences,as opposed to social
media, where almost 80 percent
of posts are about individual
opinions, making the latter a pre-
ferred channel of communication
to fulll our need to self-disclose.
If social media can actually acti-
vate our brain's pleasure center and
provide us with sensations similar
to an orgasm, it means that it is so
much more than just a place to feed
our narcissistic ego, feel validation,
solicit self-gratication or seek afr-
mation. This can explain why many
people, even those who aren't neces-
sarily attention whores, are able to
share TMI (too much information)
on their personal social media pages.
It's basically (nonsexual) porn.
Classic recipes for Filipino families
Appetite dedicates its May issue to Filipino moms who wield
their magic on budgets and recipes, while giving out their hearts
to make their house a home for their family. Let Appetite take you
to a rediscovery of mothers and grandmothers classic Filipino
recipes that weve all grown to love. In the Appetease section,
see four recipes of hearty Pinoy breakfast favorites by Appetite
editor in chief Nina Daza-Puyat herself. Be sure to prepare
extra rice when you cook up Crispy Pata and Sinigang na Baka
as featured in Homecooking. Kitchen Classics twists the menu
with a pleasantly avorful Fresh Lumpia and an unusual take on
Chicken Asado. Market Momma adds a surprising ingredient
to spice up your Ginisang Monggochorizo! Did you know
that pandan may be used in other dishes aside from rice? Find
out how in Herbivore! Lastly, Feedback takes part in Silid
Aralans feeding program.
The best real estate nds
MyHome, the Philippines number one home and
design magazine, delves into the variety of real estate
options, working to beautify spaces and defining ones
style. Style Guide gives valuable advice on furniture
selection and home decoration while Design 101 talks
about the materials in surface architecture that gives
homes the look one aspires for. Greenscapes shows
how lawns and gardens can be maximized to extend
the value of the property even more. Trends and Home
Accessories Guide has practically everything from
gadgets and electronics to accoutrements and knick-
knacks. In Kitchen Ideas, turn your traditional kitchen
into a condo-ready one. Turn dining into a vibrant
experience as Entertaining plays with bright and juicy
colors. For more information, please visit www.myhomemag.com. Like <www.facebook.
com/myhomemag> and follow <www.twitter.com/myhomemag>.
Vitamins that kids will love
A full year
of rebates
even donate to charitable institu-
tions by automatically charging
them to your Citibank credit card.
No need to line up at payment cen-
ters or remember various due dates.
Pay your Meralco or Veco
electric bills together with your
monthly Globe, Smart, Sun Cellu-
lar PLDT, Sky Cable, My Destiny
or Dream Cable dues without any
hassle. Give also your contribution
to World Vision, Childrens hour or
Unicef through this one-time pay-
ment system with your Citibank
Credit Card.
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simply log in to Citibank Online,
click the Citibank One Bill En-
rollment Banner and ll out the
enrollment form. You can also call
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at 995-9999 for Metro Manila or
234-9999 for Metro Cebu, and
provide the necessary information
on the utility or charitable accounts
you want to enroll.
With Citibank One Bill, settling
your household bills is one monthly
concern off of your shoulders. For
more information and a complete
list of partner merchants, visit www.
citibank.com.ph.
By Joba Botana
I HAVE been a Globe subscriber for
some time but it was only recently
that I seriously considered redeem-
ing my accumulated points. I actual-
ly didn't have any idea how I got the
points. I only found out recently that
by using up more than the amount
in my plan and by paying bills on
time among many other ways, one
automatically earn points, which
can be redeemed via text for you to
get free calls and text. Imagine my
delight (and surprise) when I found
out recently that Globe has teamed
up with SM to come up with an offer
that nobody can refuse.
If you are a Globe subsrciber who
regularly earn points from loading pre-
paid credits
and at the same time an SM Advan-
tage card holder who receive points
through purchases in SM malls and
its afliate stores, then you're in for a
rewarding shopping experience made
possible by Globe telecom and SM.
In a recent press conference and
ceremonial signing of MOAbetween
Globe and SM at the Prestige Lounge
of SM Makati, the two companies
unveiled the latest promo they have for
Globe subscribers who are, at the same
time, SM Advantage Card holders.
"With this offering, we not only
give premium shopping experience
to our loyal customers but we also
give back to our loyal customers by
giving rewards via Globe's loyalty
programs," says Ernest Cu, president
and chief executive of Globe Telecom.
In 2010, Globe launched the
industry's biggest loyalty programs,
MyRewards MyGlobe and TM Astig
rewards. Both loyalty programs allow
both postpaid and prepaid subscribers
to earn points based on how much
they load and how long they keep
their Globe and TM SIMs active.
Customer loyalty programs such
as My rewards, My Globe, TM Astig
Rewards nd SM Advantage, allow
Globe and TM subscribers to in-
stantly convert their Globe and TM
rewards points to SM Advantage
points allowing SM Departnemt
Stores, Supermarkets and other
afliated retail establishments their
expanded rewards catalog.
The points you earned can then
be used to redeem practically any-
thing sold at any SM Department
Store, SM Supermarket, SM Hy-
permarket, Save More and other
SM retail establishments like Ace
Hardware, Baby Company, Forever
21, Kultura, Our Home, Toy King-
dom, Watsons among others.
"At Globe, we continually try to
nd ways to delight our customers
and our partnership with SM Advan-
tage gives our subscribers more ways
to use their hard-earned points and
claim rewards via shopping treats, "
says Jay Beltran, head of Customer
Lifecycle Management at Globe.
Globe and SM teamed up for this
project to give our subscribersthe
most value for their money. While
shoppers get SM Advantage points
from their purchase, Globe offers
relevant rewards they could avail at
minimal points needed.
SM Advantage points are earned
by spending at SM Department Store,
SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket
and other partner establishments.
Aside from rewards points, SM
Advantage also offers numerous
members-only privileges such as
exclusive sales, discounts and freebies
inside and outside SM Malls. This
offer is available to Globe and TM
subscribers who are also members of
SM's loyalty program SM Advantage.
MyRewards MyGlobe and TM
Rewards continue to innovate and
evolve to become two of the biggest
loyalty programs in the country. To
date, over 12 million Globe sub-
scribers have been actively using
their points to redeem rewards.
To know more about how you
can enjoy exciting rewards, visit
www.rewards.globe.com.ph.
A rewarding shopping experience like no other
The orgasmic
tendencies of
social media
SM Homeworld, Moulinex launch cooking caravan
The rst
time Elmo
ever saw
a starsh
he was so
excited he
showed
it to his
siblings. O
Wow.
Celebrity Chef Tristan Encarnacion will grace the event.
Cook like a
masterchef with
this Moulinex
Masterchef 5000
Food Processor.
A NORMAL, everyday phrase is now given a
new meaning.
During unexpectedly awesome moments, you
can't help saying Oh wow! with much glee and
satisfaction. Whether it be getting your article pub-
lished for the rst time on a national newspaper, or
being given a surprise party by your friends, these
Oh wow moments will denitely ll your heart
with warmth and happiness.
For over 30 years, Oishi has been bringing qual-
ity snacks and drinks to Filipinos from all walks
of life. Recently, they have redened the way we
look and love their wide array of snacks and drinks
thru the new O wow campaign together with
one of television's young-
est stars, Elmo
Magalona.
The Oishi O
wow campaign
is all about cel-
ebrating those "O
Wow" moments,
those simple yet
memorable mo-
ments, with fun and amazing Oishi snacks. It has been
tried and tested through the years and it has proved to be
a brand that Filipinos all over the world will surely love.
Well, Elmo is young and creative. You have
seen how passionate he is about his craft, as he has
shown in his performances in Party Pilipinas. It's
the same thing with the brand of Oishi. We want to
show creativity and dynamism, said Cherie Gaw,
assistant marketing communications manager, when
asked why the brand chose Elmo.
Im really happy to be a part of the Oishi fam-
ily. Ive been enjoying their products since I was a
kid. And now Im looking forward to all the work
that I will be doing with them, Elmo said.
Elmos presence in Oishis latest brand campaign
will connect Oishi to a younger and more adventur-
ous generation. Throughout its more than 30 years
of service, Oishi has become a force to reckon with
in the snack industry. Oishi has constantly kept its
presence known by coping with the changing times,
as well as the changing tastes of consumers.
Oishi products are available in leading super-
markets nationwide.
Arian Vina L. Sarmiento
Marketing Convergence, Inc. and Globe Telecom ofcials join forces in giving consumers a rewarding experience. From left: Iya Quintana, senior sales and marketing manager, Marketing
Convergence, Inc.; Rey Maclang, senior AVP for sales and marketing, Marketing Convergence, Inc.; Baldwin Golangco, president, Marketing Convergence, Inc.; Ernest Cu, president and chief
executive, Globe Telecom; Peter Bithos, senior advisor for consumer business, Globe Telecom; and Jay Beltran, head for customer lifecycle management, Globe Telecom.
In 1932, he introduced his
Moulinette, "moulin a legumes"
or vegetable mill at the Lyon Fair
and later the Paris Fair, and the
rest, as they would say, is history.
With its slogan, Moulinex Libere
la Femme or Moulinex Liberates
Women, it captured the imagi-
nation of housewives eager to
escape the drudgery of household
chores in the economic renais-
sance of postwar Europe with
products like electric coffee mill,
food processor, among others.
The latest Moulinex Ruby Red
Collection Line are available at
Homeworld Department at selected
SM Department Stores.
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employed?
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after Albright
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playing
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renamed to include its
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MAY 16, 2012 WEDNESDAY
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Gianna Maniego, Editor
Dinna Chan Vasquez, Assistant Editor
ManilaStandardToday
Barbie has had an immense
influence in childrenbe it
on fashion or their dreams in
life. Children from all over
the world look up to Barbie.
Even kids at heart still look
back and remember how Bar-
bie has influenced and even
changed their lives.
Thi s year, Barbi e i n-
vi t es gi rl s t o pl ay wi t h
fashion and dress up their
imaginations with the See
What Happens When You
Play With Barbie campaign,
which celebrates the style
icon and her role in deliver-
ing a never-ending array of
fantasy-to-career outifts for
girls to explore. The televi-
sion advertising campaign
opens the giant pink doors
t o Barbi e' s Dream Cl oset
and is complemented by an
augment ed real i t y onl i ne
destination, apparel for girls,
and new product introduc-
tions that put Barbie and her
fashion heritage on top and
center stage.
In Barbie' s world, role
play often leads to real life.
Barbie gives girls the op-
portunity to be anything they
want to be from a princess to
a president, said Stephanie
Cota, senior vice president
of Global Barbie Market-
i ng at Mat t el . The new
global campaign celebrates
the wow girls experience
when they play with Barbie.
After all, the only thing big-
ger than Barbie's world is a
girl's imagination, she adds.
In the Philippines, Bar-
bie opened the pink doors
to her closet last April 26
at the Podium where guests
had the chance to see vari-
ous Barbie products such as
apparel, shoes, accessories.
Make-overs were also given
to the guests and they had the
chance to the products that
are to be launched this year.
Bar bi e i s excl us i vel y
di s t r i but ed by Ri chwel l
Trading Corp. and is avail-
able in leading toy stores
and department stores na-
tionwide. Check out Barbie
Philippines on Facebook for
upcoming Barbie events and
promos.
EVERY girls childhood would not be complete with-
out encountering a Barbie doll. I remember the rst time
I got my very rst Barbie doll. It was a calm, peaceful
Saturday in July and it was just days before my 4
th
birth-
day. There was a huge LBC box from my grandmother, who lives
in the US, waiting to be opened. I immediately called my mother
and asked her if we could open it. Upon opening the box, I was
in awe of what I sawa gorgeous girl with long blonde hair
and beautiful blue eyes, wearing a pink ballerina costume, all
wrapped in a light pink box. From that moment on, I knew that
this doll will have a huge inuence on my childhood.
BARBIE
Relive your
DREAMS
By Arian Vina L. Sarmiento
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GLAXOSMITHKLINE recently
introduced its latest product offer-
ing, Scotts Vitamin C Pastilles.
Aside from being high in Vitamin
C, Scotts Vitamin C comes in
great-tasting, fruit-avored, chewy
pastilles that kids will surely love.
Through interactive promo-
tions, Scotts Vitamin C has
been making its presence felt at
different drugstore outlets, like
Watsons and Mercury Drug, as
well as in supermarkets and gro-
ceries nationwide. Free samples
of Scotts Vitamin C pastilles were
given out to customers and their
children who were delighted by the
delicious taste of Scotts Vitamin
C. Likewise, coloring books and
balloons were also distributed to
kids. A number of outlets were vis-
ited by Scottsie, the ofcial mascot
for Scotts Vitamin C, and kids just
enjoyed having their pictures taken
with this lovable character.
An essential supplement for good
health and development, vitamin C
helps strengthen the bodys immune
defenses, supports the maintenance
of skin, bones, blood and teeth; and
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and get Scotts Vitamin C Pastilles
for your kids.
SM Homeworld and Moulinex
invite food lovers of all ages to a
an afternoon of great food ideas as
the Moulinex Cooking Caravan
makes at stop at SM City Das-
marias, Cavite on May 26. The
Cooking Caravan earlier visited
SM City Baguio last April.
Hotel Intercontinental Ma-
nila Chef Leonelia Liah de
Castro, winner of the Moulinex
You Cook Video Recipe Chal-
lenge Year 2 will be sharing in-
novative ideas on creating food
garnishes as well as some of her
plating dish techniques. Fas-
cinated with the art of prepar-
ing delicious and aesthetically
meals, she will be preparing her
winning entry, Chili Coriander
Crab with Mango Puree and
Saba Tower during the event.
Celebrity Chef Tristan En-
carnacion, a member of the SM
Food Council and a chef instruc-
tor at the Center for Culinary
Arts Manila, will also grace the
event, teaching participants how
to make easy-to-cook nutritious
and economical recipes to moms
and kids this summer using some
of the latest Moulinex Kitchen
products - pressure cookers,
coffee makers, hand blenders
and mixers, bread toasters, juice
extractors, and meat mincers.
He will especially high-
light the Moulinex' Ruby Red
Collection line, including the
Moulinex Masterchef 5000
used at the ABSCBN's Junior
Masterchef Pinoy Edition.
This colorful retro designed
food processor grates, dices,
chops, minces and helps you
make your favorite fruit juices.
Its unique blender makes pre-
paring your soups, milk-shakes
or liquid dough easy.
Moulinex, which is part of
Groupe SEB was originally
established as a company in
1937. Legend has it that founder
Jean Martelet was inspired by
his wife, or more accurately,
the lumpy puree she served
him one day for a meal.
Mantelet saw a need for
an improved device, one
that would use a rotating
motion to peel and pre-
pare vegetables, while re-
ducing the effort required
by the chore.
By Ed Biado
SOCIAL media
gives people the
same satisfaction
as food and sex.
This statement
is made by two
Harvard neuroscientists who
published their ndings last week.
According to the study, posting
personal views on social media
sites triggers a response from the
region in the brain associated with
dopamine, the chemical respon-
sible for the feeling of pleasure
during eating and sexual activity.
This conclusion, of course,
comes as no surprise to those who
actively engage in social media.
We can link this directly to how we
feel when our status updates garner
a lot of likes and comments and
when our tweets are retweeted
and replied to. The same kind of
satisfaction can also be experienced
when our followers on Twitter or
Tumblr increase, with the assump-
tion that these people are interested
in what we have to say.
The research provides proof that
this inclination is primal in nature.
Self-disclosure, researchers
Diana Tamir and Jason Mitchell
say, represents an event with
intrinsic value, in the same way as
with primary rewards such as food
and sex. They instructed a group
of subjects to answer a set of ques-
tions, each with a corresponding
monetary reward. Higher values
were assigned to factual questions
and lower values were given to
opinion-based questions. The study
found that its participants were
more keen on receiving intrinsic
(i.e. less cash to express their own
views) than extrinsic rewards (i.e.
more cash to discuss facts).
To the extent that humans are
motivated to propagate the products
of their mind, opportunities to disclose
one's thoughts should be experienced
as a powerful form of subjective
reward, the study's authors wrote.
Further, they report that 30 to
40 percent of everyday speech
to sharing personal subjective
experiences,as opposed to social
media, where almost 80 percent
of posts are about individual
opinions, making the latter a pre-
ferred channel of communication
to fulll our need to self-disclose.
If social media can actually acti-
vate our brain's pleasure center and
provide us with sensations similar
to an orgasm, it means that it is so
much more than just a place to feed
our narcissistic ego, feel validation,
solicit self-gratication or seek afr-
mation. This can explain why many
people, even those who aren't neces-
sarily attention whores, are able to
share TMI (too much information)
on their personal social media pages.
It's basically (nonsexual) porn.
Classic recipes for Filipino families
Appetite dedicates its May issue to Filipino moms who wield
their magic on budgets and recipes, while giving out their hearts
to make their house a home for their family. Let Appetite take you
to a rediscovery of mothers and grandmothers classic Filipino
recipes that weve all grown to love. In the Appetease section,
see four recipes of hearty Pinoy breakfast favorites by Appetite
editor in chief Nina Daza-Puyat herself. Be sure to prepare
extra rice when you cook up Crispy Pata and Sinigang na Baka
as featured in Homecooking. Kitchen Classics twists the menu
with a pleasantly avorful Fresh Lumpia and an unusual take on
Chicken Asado. Market Momma adds a surprising ingredient
to spice up your Ginisang Monggochorizo! Did you know
that pandan may be used in other dishes aside from rice? Find
out how in Herbivore! Lastly, Feedback takes part in Silid
Aralans feeding program.
The best real estate nds
MyHome, the Philippines number one home and
design magazine, delves into the variety of real estate
options, working to beautify spaces and defining ones
style. Style Guide gives valuable advice on furniture
selection and home decoration while Design 101 talks
about the materials in surface architecture that gives
homes the look one aspires for. Greenscapes shows
how lawns and gardens can be maximized to extend
the value of the property even more. Trends and Home
Accessories Guide has practically everything from
gadgets and electronics to accoutrements and knick-
knacks. In Kitchen Ideas, turn your traditional kitchen
into a condo-ready one. Turn dining into a vibrant
experience as Entertaining plays with bright and juicy
colors. For more information, please visit www.myhomemag.com. Like <www.facebook.
com/myhomemag> and follow <www.twitter.com/myhomemag>.
Vitamins that kids will love
A full year
of rebates
even donate to charitable institu-
tions by automatically charging
them to your Citibank credit card.
No need to line up at payment cen-
ters or remember various due dates.
Pay your Meralco or Veco
electric bills together with your
monthly Globe, Smart, Sun Cellu-
lar PLDT, Sky Cable, My Destiny
or Dream Cable dues without any
hassle. Give also your contribution
to World Vision, Childrens hour or
Unicef through this one-time pay-
ment system with your Citibank
Credit Card.
To enrol for Citibank One Bill,
simply log in to Citibank Online,
click the Citibank One Bill En-
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enrollment form. You can also call
423-3000 or the 24-hour CitiPhone
at 995-9999 for Metro Manila or
234-9999 for Metro Cebu, and
provide the necessary information
on the utility or charitable accounts
you want to enroll.
With Citibank One Bill, settling
your household bills is one monthly
concern off of your shoulders. For
more information and a complete
list of partner merchants, visit www.
citibank.com.ph.
By Joba Botana
I HAVE been a Globe subscriber for
some time but it was only recently
that I seriously considered redeem-
ing my accumulated points. I actual-
ly didn't have any idea how I got the
points. I only found out recently that
by using up more than the amount
in my plan and by paying bills on
time among many other ways, one
automatically earn points, which
can be redeemed via text for you to
get free calls and text. Imagine my
delight (and surprise) when I found
out recently that Globe has teamed
up with SM to come up with an offer
that nobody can refuse.
If you are a Globe subsrciber who
regularly earn points from loading pre-
paid credits
and at the same time an SM Advan-
tage card holder who receive points
through purchases in SM malls and
its afliate stores, then you're in for a
rewarding shopping experience made
possible by Globe telecom and SM.
In a recent press conference and
ceremonial signing of MOAbetween
Globe and SM at the Prestige Lounge
of SM Makati, the two companies
unveiled the latest promo they have for
Globe subscribers who are, at the same
time, SM Advantage Card holders.
"With this offering, we not only
give premium shopping experience
to our loyal customers but we also
give back to our loyal customers by
giving rewards via Globe's loyalty
programs," says Ernest Cu, president
and chief executive of Globe Telecom.
In 2010, Globe launched the
industry's biggest loyalty programs,
MyRewards MyGlobe and TM Astig
rewards. Both loyalty programs allow
both postpaid and prepaid subscribers
to earn points based on how much
they load and how long they keep
their Globe and TM SIMs active.
Customer loyalty programs such
as My rewards, My Globe, TM Astig
Rewards nd SM Advantage, allow
Globe and TM subscribers to in-
stantly convert their Globe and TM
rewards points to SM Advantage
points allowing SM Departnemt
Stores, Supermarkets and other
afliated retail establishments their
expanded rewards catalog.
The points you earned can then
be used to redeem practically any-
thing sold at any SM Department
Store, SM Supermarket, SM Hy-
permarket, Save More and other
SM retail establishments like Ace
Hardware, Baby Company, Forever
21, Kultura, Our Home, Toy King-
dom, Watsons among others.
"At Globe, we continually try to
nd ways to delight our customers
and our partnership with SM Advan-
tage gives our subscribers more ways
to use their hard-earned points and
claim rewards via shopping treats, "
says Jay Beltran, head of Customer
Lifecycle Management at Globe.
Globe and SM teamed up for this
project to give our subscribersthe
most value for their money. While
shoppers get SM Advantage points
from their purchase, Globe offers
relevant rewards they could avail at
minimal points needed.
SM Advantage points are earned
by spending at SM Department Store,
SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket
and other partner establishments.
Aside from rewards points, SM
Advantage also offers numerous
members-only privileges such as
exclusive sales, discounts and freebies
inside and outside SM Malls. This
offer is available to Globe and TM
subscribers who are also members of
SM's loyalty program SM Advantage.
MyRewards MyGlobe and TM
Rewards continue to innovate and
evolve to become two of the biggest
loyalty programs in the country. To
date, over 12 million Globe sub-
scribers have been actively using
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The orgasmic
tendencies of
social media
SM Homeworld, Moulinex launch cooking caravan
The rst
time Elmo
ever saw
a starsh
he was so
excited he
showed
it to his
siblings. O
Wow.
Celebrity Chef Tristan Encarnacion will grace the event.
Cook like a
masterchef with
this Moulinex
Masterchef 5000
Food Processor.
A NORMAL, everyday phrase is now given a
new meaning.
During unexpectedly awesome moments, you
can't help saying Oh wow! with much glee and
satisfaction. Whether it be getting your article pub-
lished for the rst time on a national newspaper, or
being given a surprise party by your friends, these
Oh wow moments will denitely ll your heart
with warmth and happiness.
For over 30 years, Oishi has been bringing qual-
ity snacks and drinks to Filipinos from all walks
of life. Recently, they have redened the way we
look and love their wide array of snacks and drinks
thru the new O wow campaign together with
one of television's young-
est stars, Elmo
Magalona.
The Oishi O
wow campaign
is all about cel-
ebrating those "O
Wow" moments,
those simple yet
memorable mo-
ments, with fun and amazing Oishi snacks. It has been
tried and tested through the years and it has proved to be
a brand that Filipinos all over the world will surely love.
Well, Elmo is young and creative. You have
seen how passionate he is about his craft, as he has
shown in his performances in Party Pilipinas. It's
the same thing with the brand of Oishi. We want to
show creativity and dynamism, said Cherie Gaw,
assistant marketing communications manager, when
asked why the brand chose Elmo.
Im really happy to be a part of the Oishi fam-
ily. Ive been enjoying their products since I was a
kid. And now Im looking forward to all the work
that I will be doing with them, Elmo said.
Elmos presence in Oishis latest brand campaign
will connect Oishi to a younger and more adventur-
ous generation. Throughout its more than 30 years
of service, Oishi has become a force to reckon with
in the snack industry. Oishi has constantly kept its
presence known by coping with the changing times,
as well as the changing tastes of consumers.
Oishi products are available in leading super-
markets nationwide.
Arian Vina L. Sarmiento
Marketing Convergence, Inc. and Globe Telecom ofcials join forces in giving consumers a rewarding experience. From left: Iya Quintana, senior sales and marketing manager, Marketing
Convergence, Inc.; Rey Maclang, senior AVP for sales and marketing, Marketing Convergence, Inc.; Baldwin Golangco, president, Marketing Convergence, Inc.; Ernest Cu, president and chief
executive, Globe Telecom; Peter Bithos, senior advisor for consumer business, Globe Telecom; and Jay Beltran, head for customer lifecycle management, Globe Telecom.
In 1932, he introduced his
Moulinette, "moulin a legumes"
or vegetable mill at the Lyon Fair
and later the Paris Fair, and the
rest, as they would say, is history.
With its slogan, Moulinex Libere
la Femme or Moulinex Liberates
Women, it captured the imagi-
nation of housewives eager to
escape the drudgery of household
chores in the economic renais-
sance of postwar Europe with
products like electric coffee mill,
food processor, among others.
The latest Moulinex Ruby Red
Collection Line are available at
Homeworld Department at selected
SM Department Stores.
with
O-mazing
moments
with Oishi
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
MAY 16, 2012 WEDNESDAY
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Manila Standard TODAY
ISAH V.
RED
SIMPLY RED
StarStruck
Kids nalist
Bea Binene
At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9
(US time), the stars of GMA Films 2011
horror lm The Road walked down the
red carpet and posed for photographs
for the foreign media covering the lms
Red Carpet Premiere at the Arclight Cin-
emas in Los Angeles, California.
The Yam Lar anas lm,
which has been earning
rave reviews from both
the local and foreign
lm critics and spe-
cically the New
York Times, is
now showing
in the US and
Canada through a
distribution deal
between GMA
Films and US-
based Freestyle
Releasing.
A m o n g
those in at-
tendance were
M a r v i n
A g u s -
t i n ,
Rhian Ramos, Alden Richar ds,
and Der r ick Monaster io. They were
joined by GMA Films President Anna
Ter esa Gozon-Abr ogar , Freestyle
Presidents Susan J ackson and Mar k
Bor de, GMA Films Project Director
J oey Abacan, and director Yam Lara-
nas.
Also present were Congress-
man and Boxings Pound-
for-Pound King Man-
ny Pacquiao, Movie and
Television Review and
Classication Board
Chairman Gr ace Poe-
Llamanzares, GMA
Entertainment TV Vice
President Mar ivin Ar aya-
ta, GMA Entertainment
TV Assistant Vice Presi-
dent Redgie Magno, GMA
Corporate Communications
Assistant Vice President
Angel Javier-Cr uz, and
GMA 7 talent Tim Yap.
After the premiere
screening of The Road,
an after party was
held at The Lure,
a club beside Ar-
clight Cinemas.
GMA Films
and Freestyle
Releasing held
a
press
c o n -
f er ence
on May 8
at the Barrio
Fiesta Restau-
rant in Glendale,
Los Angeles with
representatives
from US-based
Filipino me-
dia outts.
A p a r t
from the
US, The
R o a d
u n -
spooled in Singapore yesterday.
Talks between GMA Films and other
lm releasing companies are going on
for possible distribution of The Road in
other countries.
The Road premiered in the Philip-
pines in November 2011.
Sweet victor y
Two Sundays ago was Mar ian Ri-
ver as day, viewers nationwide were
glued to their television sets to watch
her in Party Pilipinas and the premiere
of her newest
dramedy on
GMA Net-
work, Tweets for
my Sweet.
The programs pilot epi-
sode scored higher ratings
against its contending program
last Sunday.
Based on the Mega Manila overnight
ratings gathered by TV rating supplier,
Nielsen TV Audience Measurement,
Tweets for my Sweet had a higher rating
versus ABS-CBNs Goin Bulilit.
Tweets for my Sweet marked up a
household audience share of 28.2 per-
cent rating while its contending program
scored a household audience share of
19.6 percent rating, making Tweets for
my Sweets lead by 8.6 percent.
The Kapuso network hopes this trend
continues in the next Sundays to come.
A-Gantea launches
tea caf
A-Gantea proudly brings a great treat
for everyone as they open their rst this
caf at Greenbelt 2. A free show marked
the grand launch of titans foremost life-
style tea caf.
Hosted by celebrity DJ Gr ace Lee,
A-Ganteas grandest event was held
on May 12, 6 p.m. at the Greenbelt 3
Activity Center.
The show l featured Youtube sen-
sations Jamich (Jam Sebastian and
Paolinne Michelle Liggayu) who are
celebrating their 4
th
anniversary and
members of the Philippine Volcanoes
Andrew Wolff, Chr is Ever ingham,
Ar nold Aninion, John Odulio and Er ic
Tai . Also in attendance in this special
celebration were executives of A-Gantea
Taiwan and Philippines.
A-Ganteas ofcial mascots, Tea-
La and Tea-Bo, were also be part of
the show.
Exiting games and prizes were con-
ducted for guests as they also enjoyed
the yummy A-Gantea beverages, rang-
ing from various fresh fruit avors and
special milk tea mixes like their Bubble
Milk Tea with chewy white tapioca, Pear
Fruit Tea with agar bits or the QQ Milk
tea with coconut jelly.
Julie Anne San Jose
at Har d Rock
From pop star kid Julie Anne San
Jose has really gone a long way in her
showbiz career. From teleserye theme
songs to chart-topping hits, the musical
prodigy now conquers the concert stage
as she is about to guess at Hard Rock
Caf at 7 p.m. tonight in celebration of
her 18
th
birthday.
But Julies success doesnt end there.
Her strong fan base with love team Elmo
Magalona has earned her a starring role
in a movie entitled Just One Summer
which will be in theaters soon.
In the last Guillermo Awards, Juliel-
mo was even named The Most Prom-
sing Love team. Julie also won the Most
P r o mi s i n g F e m a l e
Singer/Performer. Elmo likewise won
the Most Promising Male Singer/Per-
former, all the more emphasizing the
power of their tandem.
Julie Annes fans have been very
supportive of the young singer/actress/
endorsers career. Her team-up with
Elmo was always a trending topic in
several social networking sites. For this
monthJulies birthday monthher
fans have constantly made her a trending
subject on Twitter with the topic #JAPS-
month. JAPS being Julies username in
the said site.
She will also be featured as a celeb-
rity VJ on music channel Myx. Myxph.
com described how Julie Anne, a talent
of GMA Artist Center, made everyone
upbeat during the Celebrity VJ shoots:
She breezed through the shows and
added a little something extra for every-
one. She sings, dances, and raps.
The talented young star has shown
the public all the talents she got. She can
play numerous number of musical intru-
ments and belt ballads effortlessly like
a pro. Her wide vocal range and likable
presence can be seen on GMA-7s Party
Pilipinas and she is currently seen in the
youth-oriented show Tween Hearts.
With the talent, attitude and charis-
ma, who knows where this young musi-
cal prodigy will take us next?
By Nickie Wang
FANS of Bea Binene know her for be-
ing sweet, pretty and bubbly. But behind
her charming image is a person whose
soul is beyond her agewitty, eloquent
and goal-oriented.
No or dinar y gir l
Not known to many, fourteen year-
old Bea is an active person. The former
StarStruck Kids nalist lists swimming
and wushu (where she already com-
peted in the national games in 2010) as
her major sport. She also enjoys other
physical activities like badminton and
wall climbing, and if time permits, she
plans to try gun shooting and scuba div-
ing out.
Bea moves and looks like any other
teenage girl but she says, she dresses
her age and chooses appropriate ward-
robe that match her good girl image. Al-
though she already puts on some make-
up, she defends that it is something that
her work requires.
Contrary to what people read in tab-
loids, she is not [yet] into boys, no crush-
es or whatsoever. Bea is very focused on
what she wants to do in her life, giving
priority to her education. Shes currently
in home study program and at Level 8 or
equivalent to second year high school.
After she nishes home schooling, Bea
plans to take up mass communication in
college. She also wants to enroll in a cu-
linary school.
Bea cares
The Kapuso teen has been passionate
supporting important advocacies since
she was six years old. She has long been
connected to Haribon, an organization
that promotes environmental and wild-
life protection and conservation in the
country, as a young ambassador gracing
every planting activity, fun run and other
events that highlight biodiversity.
Due to her deep love for different wor-
thy causes, in December last year, the teen
star decided to put up her own foundation
aptly called Bea Binene Cares.
The foundations main objective
is simply to give help, hope and hap-
piness most especially to children.
Because we are just started reaching
out to people we focus on feeding pro-
grams. Its the easiest way that we can
share hope and happiness with the less
fortunate, she said and added, when
I became exposed to different advoca-
cies; I realized that a lot of people re-
ally need help.
Realizing that she has been receiving
so many blessings, the foundation also
is her means to give back.
Bea was once dubbed as the next Mel
Tiangco of Kapuso Network. Although
its an odd moniker for a rising teen star,
Bea asserted that she is humbled and
very attered.
I grew up in Kapuso Public Af-
fairs so Im comfortable doing things
like that, Bea beamed, It started
when I relieved for Tita Mel and un-
til now if she is not available, I take
her place in the Kapuso Foundation
segment on 24 Oras.
She likes action
As one of the busiest and the most
visible teen talents of GMA Network,
Bea is aware that comparison and com-
petition is inevitable. She is always
compared to Bar bie For teza, another
Kapuso teen talent, who has been her
co-stars in numerous projects since
she started in showbiz.
I dont really dwell on the nega-
tive issues like comparing me to other
stars, I know myself and my capabili-
ties. I know I still have so much to
learn thats why I always try to put
my best foot forward, the young star
said in Tagalog.
As a young star, Bea looks up to
one of her co-stars in Alice Bungisn-
gis. She said she has high respect and
admiration for Jean Garcia.
The Road
Hollywood premiere of
For the rst time, Filipino actors walked
on the red carpet in Hollywood for the
gala premiere of The Road.
Comedy
with lots of
surprises
THIRTEEN years after
graduating high school, Jim
Levenstein ( J ason Biggs ), Chris
Oz Ostreicher (Chr is Klein ),
Kevin Myers ( Thomas Ian
Nicholas ), Paul Finch ( Eddie
Kaye Thomas ), and Steve
Stier ( Seann William Scott )
have moved on with adult life
and responsibilities.
Jim is married to Michelle
( Alyson Hannigan ) and they
have a two-year-old son. Oz is
an NFL sportscaster living in
Los Angeles with his supermodel
girlfriend Mia ( Katr ina
Bowden ). Kevin is married to
Ellie and works from home as an
architect. Finch has supposedly
gone missing, and Stier works
as a temp at an investment rm.
Among the original American
Pie cast and still at it are Jim,
Michelle (Alyson Hannigan),
Kevin, Vicky (Tar a Reid),
Oz, Heather (Mena Suvar i),
Finch, Stiers Mom (J ennifer
Coolidge) and Stier.
Also still very much in is
comedy legend Eugene Levy
as Jims Dad, Natasha Lyonne
as the sexually-wise Jessica,
J ohn Cho and J ustin Isfeld
as the worlds biggest MILF
enthusiasts, Chr is Owen as
The Shermanator and Shannon
Elizabeth as Jims rst on-
screen tryst, Nadia.
They are joined by a
supporting group of actors new
to the series: Dania Ramir ez as
Selena, the East Great Falls ugly
duckling whom no one thought
would become so gorgeous;
Katrina Bowden as Mia,
Ozs vapid model girlfriend;
Chad Ochocinco as himself,
playing Ozs on-air co-host;
J ay Har r ington as Dr. Ron,
Heathers pompous cardiologist
boyfriend; Ali Cobr in as Kara,
Jims sexy next-door neighbor;
and Chuck Hittinger as AJ,
Karas idiot boyfriend.
American Pie: Reunion is a
Universal Pictures Presentation
directed by J on Hur witz and
Hayden Schlossber g.
It is distributed by United
International Pictures through
Solar Entertainment Corporation.
Still Showing on its strong 2
nd
week at your favorite theaters.
Rising star Bea Binene
Rhian Ramos, Marvin Agustin, Manny Pacquiao, Derrick Monasterio, and Alden Richards at the red carpet
premiere of The Road
GMA Films President Anna Teresa Gozon-Abrogar (3
rd
from left) with sister Maria
Teresa Gozon-Viterbo
Marian Rivera
is Meg in
Tweets For My
Sweet