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Vol. XXVI No. 204 20 Pages, 3 Sections P18.00 Friday, October 12, 2012

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Ateneo claims 5th straight title


By Peter Atencio
ATENEO shut down University of Santo Tomas for three minutes in the fourth quarter and then pounced on two offensive miscues down the stretch to pull off a 6562 victory and claim its fth consecutive crown with a 2-0 sweep in the 75th University Athletic Association of the Philippines mens basketball tournament Thursday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Kiefer Ravena came up with 22 points, including seven in the last 10 minutes for the Blue Eagles, who also took Game 1 with an 83-78 win at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Ravenas jumper against the defense of Clark Bautista found its mark in the nal 20.4 seconds, giving Ateneo a 65-59 lead, which UST trimmed to just three at 6265 after a triple from Jeric Fotuna with 15.6 seconds left. The Tigers had a chance to equalize after Juami Tiongson ubbed both of his freebies, but Fortuna couldnt repeat his luck from beyond the arc, with the former redeeming himself by collaring the looseball, allowing the Eagles to escape with the win, which was achieved before a sea of blue and yellow crowd of 20,186. I didnt do it, the players did. But today was a great game. It could have gone either way down the stretch, unlike in some of the past games, where each team was on a run, said Norman Black, the Eagles coach for the last eight years, but wont be around next season as he will move on to mentor Talk N Text in the Philippine Basketball Association. Turn to A10

Solons asked to back sin tax


By Joyce Pangco Paares and Macon Ramos-Araneta
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III called on lawmakers Thursday to unite behind the governments version of the sin tax bill after the Senate brought down its projected revenues from P36 billion to only P15 billion. We are counting on the solidarity of our legislators in the sin tax bill, which can only improve our scal situation, Mr. Aquino said on Thursday. With the bulk of tax revenues generated from this proposed measure going to universal health care, we will be able to widen access to and improve health services for all, the President said. Next page

Champs again. Ateneo coach Norman Black gets the traditional victory ride after steering
the Blue Eagles to their fth consecutive UAAP basketball championship. SONNY ESPIRITU

Senate coup plot takes on new life


Comelec to disqualify seven party-list groups
By Joel E. Zurbano
AT LEAST seven more partylist groups will be disqualied to join next years elections for not complying with the law, and their representatives will have to leave Congress, the Elections Commission said on Thursday. Elections Commission Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. did not name the groups, but said his agency might come out with an ofcial announcement on Monday. We are just implementing strictly what we feel is the correct interpretation of the partylist system, Brillantes said. I will be very candid in saying that we were more relaxed with the rules in the past, but now we are stricter. Brillantes made his statement even as Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr. said that Ako Bicol, one of the 13 party-list organizations recently disqualied by the Comelec, would seek Supreme Court intervention to be reinstated. We are saddened by the fact that in 2010, the same Comelec had accredited AKB as a regional political party, is the same organization that has led the new disqualication case except that the complainants are new, Garbin said. Ako Bicol complained that the seven-man commission singled them out. The Comelec canceled the accreditation of Ako Bicol and 12 other organizations on Oct. 10. The commissioners, meeting as a group, voted 6-0 to cancel Ako Bicols accreditation after nding that it was a duly accredited political party that intended to run under the party-list system without representing any particular sector. The Comelec resolution also noted that the groups rst nominee was a businessman, while the second, third and fth
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By Macon Ramos-Araneta

NEW coup rumors swirled around the Senate on Thursday, with unconrmed reports saying 15 senators had agreed to oust Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile at a meeting Wednesday night.
Only 13 votes are required to remove Enrile as Senate president. Enrile was unavailable for comment Thursday, but had earlier said he was willing to step down anytime and turn over his position to any senator who could muster a majority of the votes. He also acknowledged that not all senators were happy with his management of the Senate. Rumors of a possible successor focused on Liberal Party Senator Franklin Drilon, a staunch ally of President Benigno Aquino III, although it was unclear if enough senators supported his leadership. Drilon denied involvement in any attempt to oust Enrile.
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More jeers, cheers for peace deal


By Maricel V. Cruz
THE Aquino administrations creation of a Bangsamoro political entity to resolve the decadesold conict in Mindanao was illegal and unconstitutional, an ofcial said on Thursday. Siquijor Rep. Orlando Fua said the government had no business renaming the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao without revising the provision in the Constitution that created the ARMM. If this government wants to change the name, that can only be done by law. It cannot change the ARMM to a substate name, Fua told the Manila Standard. Otherwise, its creation was highly illegal and unconstitutional. Fua made his statement even
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Bishop: Agrarian reform Priest gets program a dismal failure suspended for poll bid By Vito Barcelo
THE government agrarian reform program, which was established in 1988 to provide land to poor and landless farmers and is set to expire in 2014, was a dismal failure, Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said on Thursday. He said recent gures showed that from July 2010 to August 2012 only 255,506 hectares had been distributed to farmers and their beneciaries out of the 1,209,236 hectares scheduled for distribution. Millions of landless tillers will remain landless. Worse, thousands of employees of the the Department of Agrarian Reform will soon be jobless, Pabillo said. The land distribution program was established under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law of 1988 under the late president Corazon Aquino, mother of the incumNext page bent president. CATHOLIC bishops have suspended a priest in Masbate for disobeying orders forbidding him to run for political ofce. The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines stripped Leo Casas, 37, of his duties after he led his candidacy to run for governor of Masbate. He was the second priest to be suspended for running for a political post in the country after Ed Panlilio, who was similarly
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Most-friendly city. President Aquino, assisted by PCCI president Miguel Varela and Antonio Lopa, the

Big shoe to ll. A promenader poses for a souvenir photo inside a giant shoe from Marikina at the Quezon City Hall, which held an exposition on Thursday. MANNY PALMERO

38th chairman of the 38th Philippine Business Conference, presented the 2012 Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit Award to Cebu, who was represented by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, at the 38th PBC conference at the Manila Hotel.

Meralco consumers slam bill deposit


By Alena Mae Flores
A GROUP of electricity consumers called on government regulators on Thursday to stop the Manila Electric Co. monopoly from implementing a higher bill deposit that company ofcials said would be reected in their billing for October. The National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reforms said the deposit, which serves as security against unpaid bills, was illegal because it was arbitrarily imposed. We urge the Energy Regulatory Commission to exercise its powers by directing Meralco to explain why no administrative penalty should be imposed or criminal action instituted against its directors and ofcers for the violation, Nasecore President Pete Ilagan said. The bill deposit is another fee together with the meter deposit that consumers pay when they apply for Meralco connection. It is based on the consumers declaration of
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Were open to amendments. However, Recto maintained that the Senate version of the bill was designed to discourage smuggling and illicit trade, which experts have warned against. He said that, based on the committees appreciation of the data, the government would lose P300 million under the House version of the sin tax bill. Earlier, Santiago said she was gobsmacked and speechless in amazement at the committee report. It bears no recognizable resemblance to my bill. It is an abject surrender to the very rich and very powerful tobacco and alcohol lobby, Santiago said. She called Rectos version of the measure the Death Star bill. When cigarettes and liquor are cheap, more people will use them. The Philippines already has one of the lowest prices of cigarettes and alcohol in Southeast Asia. Thats why for every hour, 10 Filipinos die from tobacco use. Smoking causes 240 deaths every single day, she said. But Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who comes from the tobaccogrowing North, welcomed Rectos version of the bill, calling it reasonable and realistic. Recto also drew support from an alliance of lawmakers from the North. La Union Rep. Victor Ortega of

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The government earlier asked Senator Ralph Recto, chairman of the committee on ways and means, to remedy his version of the bill that targets only P15 billion in revenues from the increase in taxes on cigarettes and alcoholic products. Certainly, what we want is for the sin tax measure to generate higher revenues so we can fund our universal health care coverage, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said. He also rejected Rectos claim that increasing the tax on the socalled sin products to the level

pushed by the government would kill the tobacco industry. Based on the experience of other Southeast Asain nations, even if sin taxes are increased, revenue remains high. We have certain statistical experiences based on our Southeast Asian neighbors, he said. Recto favors a three-tier tax system for cigarettes, quite similar to the proposals of the tobacco companies and contrary to the House-approved two-tier structure. The Finance Departme has projected P60.63-billion in additional revenue from the new sin tax bill in its rst year of implementation. The ARMM is part of the Philippine state. You cannot separate this state from the Philippine state. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles and Marvic Leonen, the governments lead negotiator, had earlier said that the Bangsamoro, which was to replace the ARMM, would not be a sub-state. They even said that allowing the new autonomous region to form a ministerial form of government would not require amendments to the Constitution. Government ofcials have also said that only a governor and not a prime minister will be elected as head of the Bangsamoro state. Still, Fua doubted that the governments framework agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front would lead to lasting peace in Mindnao. He described the framework agreement as divisive and confusing, saying the creation of a Bangsamoro state was tantamount to creating a better armed and more violent breakaway group. Iloilo Rep. Jerry Trenas, an Aquino ally, urged the critics of the Framework Agreement to rally behind the efforts to end the cycle of conicts in Mindanao. `We should support the Framework agreement on the Bangsamoro signed between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Kuala Lumpur, Trenas said in a statement. The realization of peace between the Muslim rebels and the national government will denitely translate to political and economic prots for all Filipinos and the national as a whole. With Macon Ramos-Araneta attempts against the Arroyo administration, has vowed he will not stop until Enrile is removed from his position. But senators said a coup in the Senate would not succeed because they had condence in Enriles leadership. In an earlier interview with reporters, Trillanes admitted he was behind the plan to unseat Enrile, whom he described as a bully. He insisted Enrile lost his moral authority to lead the Senate when he continued to collaborate with former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to pass a bill to divide Camarines Sur. Enrile and Arroyo both denied Trillanes charge. During the dinner in Malacanang Palace on Wednesday, the President and Enrile talked a lot, Sotto said. Senator Teosto Guingona III also dismissed the coup talk, saying the Palace dinner was just one of those social gatherings.

But House Bill 5727 watered that down to P30 billion, with P24 billion set for the governments universal health care program. Recto said the Senate formula was realistic and responsible. To those who would quickly label our proposal as a watereddown version, this isnt. We just hosed down promises of windfall tax revenues that were based on wrongful assumptions, he said. He also dismissed a call from the bills main author, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, for a public campaign against the Recto committees version of the bill. There is no need for war. Just interpellate and propose amendments and vote, Recto said.

La Union, the alliance president, said that the Recto version called for a proportional increase of excise tax on cigarette and alcohol products that was not too abrupt. I am not defending smoking. I am trying to see the impact [of the new taxes on] farmers in Ilocos, where tobacco is the main crop. If they lose that it will be a big blow, Ortega said. Under the current sin tax law, taxes are raised based on the 1996 prices of cigarettes and alcohol products. The passage of the bill is one of the requirements set by credit rating agencies to give the country an investment grade status. With Maricel Cruz

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as Malacaang on Thursday supported Sulu Gov. Sakur Tans appeal to the Moro National Liberation Front not to declare war after its chairman, Nur Misuari, said the governments peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front was an insult to them. On Wednesday, Misuari said the Bangsamoro entity tha the MILF sought to establish was a violation of s series of agreements that the government signed with the MNLF and that were brokered by the Organization of Islamic Conference. Despite the misgivings over the governments deal with the MILF, the government and that group will on Monday sign the Framework Agreement that will be used in the governments nal peace agreement with the MILF. In the Senate, Senator Francis Pangilinan urged the government to continue talking with the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New Peoples Army, its armed wing. We should keep pushing until we achieve peace on all fronts, Pangilinan said. Our people deserve no less. Fua said the reports reaching some lawmakers were saying that the framework agreement would include the creation of a parliamentary form of government for the MILF, where its representatives would create a composite body having its own legislature and elect their prime minister. A parliamentary form of government in a republican state is not in accordance with the Constitution, Fua said.

Meralco...
consumption and the appliances he will use in his house. A Meralco notice said the average monthly bill for the past 12 months would serve as the basis for the bill deposit. If the initial bill deposit is lower than the average monthly consumption, the consumer will be required to pay the decit, or we will be constrained to disconnect your service without further notice. Ilagan said Meralco violated the law because it failed to give consumers due process when it arbitrarily imposed the increase on the bill deposits. What Meralco needs is a regulatory audit to determine whether it deserves an increase or decrease for that matter, he said. Ilagan said the customer bill deposits earned annual interest and Meralco failed to inform customers of any increase on account of the annual interest accumulated over the years. Meralco has failed to inform its more than four million consumers of their right to a refund on bill deposits that allows a customer who has paid his electric bills on or before due date for three consecutive years to demand for the full refund of the deposit even prior to termination of his service, Ilagan said. ERC Executive Director Francis Saturnino Juan said Meralco ofcials were summoned on Thursday to explain the increase in the bill deposits because of the hardship those could cause to consumers. ERC is cognizant of the hardships caused by Meralcos implementation of the adjustment to the bill deposits. We called Meralco to discuss the matter and discuss how these hardships can be mitigated if not avoided, Saturnino said.

New address. The Interior Department and the National Police Commission will soon transfer to their new
ofce building on Edsa and Quezon Avenue in Quezon City. MANNY PALMERO

Senate...
Once and for all, I deny that I am involved in any effort to change Senator Enrile. No such thing. I know where this rumor is coming from. Its not from me, and I disavow any intention to replace [Enrile], he said. He said a meeting that the President had with senators in the Palace was a belated thank you dinner for their support during the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona. It was a very cordial, social dinner. No legislative agenda was discussed, he said. In a separate interview, Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III said there were no signs that Enrile would be ousted. He added that only Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was discontented with Enriles leadership. Trillanes, a former military ofcial who led several failed coup

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. told reporters he was surprised when he was asked about a possible Senate coup. We have been hearing about these things since before the impeachment and I dont know if its coming to a head. I dont know. I dont think there is a plot underway. Maybe Im out of the loop, hes said. He said the only one who was outspoken to change the leadership was Trillanes. A source said 19 senators were present in the dinner at the Palace. Only Senators Miriam Defensor Santiago, Joker Arroyo, Marcos, Aquilino Pimentel III and Francis Escudero were not present. Santiago, Arroyo and Marcos were not invited. As for Chiz [Escudero], he was not around because he was celebrating his birthday. Koko [Pimentel] was out of the country, the source said. Malacaang said it was not

aware of any plans to oust Enrile. I have no information on that, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said when asked about fresh plans to unseat Enrile. Last month, the Liberal Party denied authorizing a coup against Enrile, saying the very idea was preposterous. It is absolutely not true. In the rst place, why would we do that to Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile who has proven to be a reliable ally of the President? Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said in response to the ouster calls made by Trillanes. Lacierda earlier said that the Palace wanted Enrile to remain as Senate President. Another spokesman, Communications Secretary Ramon Carandang, said Wednesdays dinner was a social dinner that lasted close to midnight. It was a social dinner. There was no agenda, Carandang said. Drilon described the gather-

ing as a thank you dinner that the President gave to the senators who were very supportive during the impeachment trial. While the attendees claimed there was nothing controversial about the dinner, it was a different story for Mr. Aquinos trip back to Bahay Pangarap after the socials at the Palace. A drunk motorist was arrested for trying to cut the presidential convoy as it left the Palace after the dinner. The motorist, Mark Hanopol, tested positive for alcohol when he was brought to the Ospital ng Maynila for medical examination. The 24-year-old pharmaceutical representative was apprehended by members of the Presidential Security Group after his vehicle almost got close to Mr. Aquinos car. He was slapped with charges of reckless driving and driving under the inuence. With Joyce Pangco Paares

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Other than land distribution, it aimed to improve lives in the rural areas through equitable land ownership. DAR will be abolished in 2014. Pabillo, head of the National Secretariat for Social Action, Justice and Peace of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, said the government was not serious in implementing agrarian reform based on its performance. He said the agrarian reform law allocated a total of P150 billion for ve years to the program or P30 billion a year, but DARs budget in 2011 was only P18 billion, P21 billion for 2012 and P21.7 billion for 2013, and since 2009 only P76 billion, or half of the total budget, has been spent. The underspending by the government proves that the government is not serious in implementing the program and did not consider it as a priority, Pabillo said. He said the abolition of DAR was ill-advised because of the backlog in land distribution, and it will do more harm than good to agrarian reform. Pabillo called on Aquino to retain DAR and put somebody at the helm who has the will, heart and skills to manage and implement the program. If the problem in implementation is the workload or backlog, then there should be increased support to the personnel for greater efficiency. If the problem is lack of budget, then it should be increased, Pabillo said. If the problem is with policies, amend them. If the problem is in the leadership... replace the leadership with someone who can ensure more efcient implementation of the Agrarian Reform Program, he said.

Comelec...
nominees were all lawyers and the fourth nominee was an ophthalmologist. As to how lawyers, businessmen and ophthalmologists are marginalized and underrepresented is not shown by Ako Bicol and its nominees, the Comelec said. Recently, Brillantes said the Comelec would be stricter in screening party-list groups and their nominees to prevent questionable organizations and individuals from abusing the system. He said the commission must identify those who truly represented the countrys marginalized and underprivileged sectors. The common denominator was the lack of sector representation or multi-sector representation, because the position of the commission is that when you represent more than one sector, youre actually representing everybody, in which case you fall under the regular congressional district, Brillantes said. With Florencio P. Narito

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suspended after filing his candidacy for governor of Pampanga in 2007. Masbate Bishop Jose Bantolo said Casas would remain suspended as long as he was in politics. Effective October 1, 2012, Fr. Leo is suspended of his ministerial functions, powers and duties as priest, Bantolo said in a statement. Casas may not administer sacraments in his parish or elsewhere in the country, he said. The Church continues to maintain that the governance of political life is the role of the laity, Bantolo said. All priests are suspended from their ministerial duties when they run for public office and or play an active, open and partisan role during elections.

Casas was ordained in 2002 and then assigned as parochial vicar in the parishes of Mandaon, Cathedral and Milagros. In November 2011 he was appointed parochial administrator of the St. Joseph Parish, Milagros. Casas was working as director of the Diocesan Commission on Social Action, which eventually was renamed Caritas Masbate Foundation Inc., before he was suspended. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz said it might be difficult for Casas and Panlilio to return to the priesthood. He said the clergymen running for public office had a messianic complex. While Church law allows a return to the priesthood on paper, the record of priests actually allowed back to the fold is not encouraging, he said. Priests have no place in politics. Vito Barcelo

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Command spokesman Lt. Col. Randolph Cabangbang said the explosion was triggered by an improvised explosive device. The explosions followed the warning of Misuari that the peace agreement would spark unrest in Mindanao. The framework agreement was to be formally signed on Oct. 15 in Malacacang with MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim attending the ceremonial signing. Misuari, who was the MNLF chairman when the group signed a nal peace agreement with the government in 1996, bsaid the agreemen twas a mistake,saying that the MILF represents the same people, religion and culture as the MNLF. The former MNLF chairman also stressed that the agreement was a slap on the faces of 57 countries, the Organization of Islamic Conference, which recognized the MNLF as the only Muslim organization in the Philippines.

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Mindanao blasts: Terror ruled out


By Florante Solmerin and Frank Tuyay

TWO explosions rocked Mindanao on Thurs-

day, one in Cagayan de Oro City and the other in Zamboanga Sibugay, coming after the signing of a peace agreement between the Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
said the motive for the bomb attack on Maxandrea Hotel could be a personal grudge. We have no solid evidence to connect the bombing with any group. The bomb was planted on the side and front area of the hotel, so we are looking into a grudge with the hotel management, Hitosis said. He could not say why the bomb was planted on the vehicle of a Manilabased TV network. Hitosis also dismissed talk the bomb attack was linked to the peace process between the government and the Moro

Police and local ofcials ruled out terror attack, even after another Moro group led by Nur Misuari opposed the peace pact as a mistake and warned of unrest in Mindanao. The Cagayan de Oro bomb, an improvised device, exploded infront of a hotel, killing two civilians and wounding two policemen, according to Senior Supt. Gerardo Rosales. In Zamboanga Sibugay, a 14-year-old boy was wounded in the blast at a garment shop withint a commercial complex in Poblacion Imelda. Regional police director Gil Hitosis

Islamic Liberation Front. City Mayor Vicente Emano said it was not a terror attack. Why would a terrorist plant a bomb away from the crowd and at 2 in the morning? Doctors tried to revive the wounded civilians but two died of severe head injuries. Both fatalities were not identied. The front desk receptionist at the hotel alerted the Cagayan de Oro City Police Station to a suspicious package. While policemen were inspecting pacpkage, the bomb exploded hurting two police personnel. They were rushed to Polymedic Medical Plaza. Hotel employees saw three unidentied people leaving the the hotels perimeter. Army 4th Infantry Division (ID) spokesman Lt. Col. Eugenio Julio Osias IV said that the military has dispatched K-9 and Explosives and Ordnance Division (EOD) teams to assist the local police. The militarys Western Mindanao

Court upholds freeze order on Megateam


By Rey Requejo
THE Court of Appeals has afrmed its earlier decision ordering a freeze on the bank accounts of an alleged international syndicate called Mega Conspiracy. In a resolution, the CAs former second division through Associate Justice Florito Macalino rejected the motion for reconsideration led by John Paul Lo and Dahlia Teng Lo of Megateam Corporation. The respondents sought to overturn the appellate courts resolution issued on March 26, 2012 granting the petition led by the Anti-Money Laundering Council for the issuance of a freeze order on the bank accounts and all related web accounts under the names of Megateam, Kim Schmitz, John Paul Lo and Dahlia Teng Lo. AMLC led by registered email a motion for extension of effectivity of freeze order dated April 16, 2012. Since the freeze order was set to expire on April 16, 2012 and in order not to render the case moot and academic, the CA issued a resolution on April 17, 2012 extending its effectivity for 30 days, from April 16, 2012 up to May 16, 2012. AMLCs motion for extension of the freeze order was granted by the CA, extending it for a maximum of 4 months from May 16, 2012 up to September 13, 2012. This prompted the respondents to le an MR, but the CA denied it. Court records showed that Mega Conspiracy allegedly operates a Web site (www. megaupload.com). The group is accused of illegally reproducing and distributing copyrighted works, violating US laws. The group was also accused of involvement in money laundering on a massive scale around the world worth more than $500 million and transfers over $125 million in criminal proceeds.

Packaging rm sued twice for tax fraud


By Bernadette Lunas
THE Bureau of Internal Revenue on Thursday led a P379.6-million tax case against a contractor and packaging rm before the Department of Justice. Charged were Quezon Citybased Archipelago Builders and Philpackaging Corp. in Pasig City for violating Internal Revenue Code over an income of P644 million on a declared sales of P77 in three years of operation. BIR Commissioner Kim Jacinto Henares said Paulino Go Pe, proprietor, is accused of attempting to dodge taxes and failing to submit correct and accurate information in his tax returns for 2008 to 2010. Using third party information and its own alpha list, the bureau found discrepancies in Pes declaration of sales in his income tax return. Investigation showed an earning of at least P644.5 million for taxable years 2008 to 2010 from his clients but declared sales indicated only P76.69 for the three-year period. The huge disparity between the sales he declared and the sales determined from the audit is over 30 percent which is considered as prima facie evidence of fraud, Henares said. Pes clients included SM Investments Corp., Zuellig Pharma Corp., Vista Residences, and Filinvest Alabang Inc. among others. The BIR assessed Pes Archipelago Builders tax liability for the threeyear period at P309.93 million, inclusive of surcharge and interest. The BIR is also suing Philpackaging Corporation for willful attempt to evade taxes and failure to supply accurate information in its income and value added tax returns for taxable year 2009. Based on third party information, including tax returns of its clients, the BIR found Philpackaging also undeclared its sales in its tax returns for 2009. The rms sales for 2009 amounted to at least P126.31 million but declared revenues of only P41.07 million, or a difference of P85.24 million. The BIR computed Philpackagings deciency income tax at P72.66 million, including surcharge and interest. This is the second time BIR sued the packaging rm this year. Last September 27, the agency led a P50.83-million tax evasion case for violations committed in 2010.

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Substitute bill on K-12 OKd
THE House committee on basic education approved on Wednesday the substitute bill on the K to 12 Basic Education Program with 25 members voting for the bill and only two opposing it. The two oppositors, Gabrielas Luz Ilagan and Kabataans Raymond Palatino said that the implementation of the K-to12 program would entail P334 billion, a far cry from the P292 billion allocated under the proposed P2 budget for 2013. Education Secretary Armin Luistro thanked the legislators for their support to the program, which is part of his reform agenda. Its approval on the Committee level has given DepEd and our partners a big boost to all efforts to reform the education system. Gigi David

Fishing ban. Coast Guards action center director Daryl Vargas points to restricted areas in the Philippines sea where No Fishing and No Fly zones are being enforced until Oct. 26 after South Korea shall have launched its test rocket. DANNY PATA

Mindoro giving Gensan a run for its money


By Robert A. Evora
MAMBURAO-Facing the sh-rich West Philippine Sea, this part of the island province holds a candle to General Santos City. Theres a great potential for Occidental Mindoro, particularly Mamburao, to be the next tuna capital, said Assistant Regional Director Rolando Miranda, of the Region IV-Bs Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. The new migration of the yellow ns, whose weight ranges from 80 to 100 kilos, is caught in the waters of Mindoro Strait, using handline by local shermen. Fresh and frozen tuna was the top export of Mindanao with a freight-on-board value of $311 billion 2010, employing about 100,000 people for shing, canning, processing and auxiliary services, according to agency records. Major buyers are the United States, European Union and Japan. Miranda said the bureau was tracing the new tuna highway on ecosystem updates in the region that includes Marinduque, Masbate, Romblon and Palawan. He said further investigation is needed to determine the change of temperature in the speciies habitat and the disruption of the food chain with the net effect of depleting tuna stocks in tradional shing grounds in the south. I got wind of this phenomenon as early as 2009 when I visited Mamburao to inspect our projects, Miranda said, noting the catch as Class A export quality. We are stud-

NBI agent fired


OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales dismissed from the service an agent of the National Bureau of Investigation over a kidnapping case while the Department of Justice vowed speedy justice on the killing of another agent. In a decision, she found Special Investigator III Junnel Malaluan guilty of grave misconduct and recommeded the ling of criminal charges against him before the Imus Regional Trial Court in Cavite. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said urgent action is needed after the arrest of 10 suspects in the killing last May of her security detail, Alister Quintos. Paranaque police last Saturday captured a holdup-robbery gang, allowing a breakthough in the case. Like any victim, Ali and his family cry for justice, De Lima said. On a personal level, I still feel the loss of a very kindhearted, sweet and loyal security aide that was Ali. I and the other members of my security team--we do miss him. Police said the 2011 model Mitsubishi Adventure GLX where Quintos was believed to have been killed while resisting the robbers was recovered last Tuesday night inside the Fourth Estate Subdivision in Paraaque. Merck Maguddayao, Rey E. Requejo

ying this new development in our marine resource. He said the tuna migration appeared to skirt Occidental Mindoros coastal towns of Palauan, Cslintan and Sta. Cruz. Mamburao townsfolk won the top prize in the recent Tone-Toneladang Tuna Fes-

tival last March for catching the biggest and heaviest tuna that tipped the scales at 200 kilos and stretcheed ve feet long. Drowned in the seaboard merrymaking is the big one that can get away when giants rms in GenSan start rocking the boat.

Voters told: Avoid the rush

THE Elections commission urged voters to register now and avoid the last minute rush, saying there will be no extension after the Oct. 31 registration deadline. Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. said October 31 is also the deadline for transfer of registration, validation of registration and reactivation of deactivated registration. He explained that reactivation is for those voters who have been deactivated for failing to vote in two successive regular elections. If you did not vote in the May 10, 2010 elections and in the Oct. 25, 2010 barangay elections, your registration has been deactivated, he said. In effect, you cannot vote in the May 13, 2013 Elections unless you reactivate your (deactivated) voters registration, he said. Joel Zurbano

Recruiters warned not to deploy minors


THE Labor Department warned recruitment agencies not to deploy underage household workers abroad, or face suspension or cancellation of their license. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz cited an increasing number of Filipino service workers that have led cases against their recruiters and employers, mostly minors. Philippine Overseas Employment Administration chief Hans Leo J. Cacdac said he was under orders to make recruiters observe the reform package as provided by the various POEA Governing Board resolutions issued in 2006. He said new reforms have been implemented such as the increase in the minimum deployable age from 18 to 23; minimum entry salary from $ 200 to $ 400 per month. He said it was prohibited to collect placement fee from the household service workers, whether done prior to their departure or on-site through salary selection; He said the deployment of underage workers and collection of placement fee from household workers are serious offenses that carry the penalty of cancellation of license. Some of the less serious offenses committed by recruiters include contract substitution or altering, to the prejudice of the worker, contracts approved and veried by the POEA; falsifying or altering travel documents such as visa, passport or birth certicate of the worker; deploying workers whose employment and travel documents were not processed by the POEA; deploying workers to employers or principals not accredited by the POEA; failing to provide PDOS to the worker; and withholding of salaries or remittances without justiable reasons. Vito Barcelo

the Philippine Iron and Steel Institute are wondering if the Bureau of Customs has deliberately ignored an alert from PISI about a misdeclared shipment of prime newly hotrolled steel square bars that arrived at the South Harbor from China on board MV Cheng Shan Wei. PISI claims that the shipment is misdeclared as square bars when they are actually steel billets. The steel cargo was unloaded on Wednesday without any clear destination.

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Mindanaos economic package


problem is found. The island and its Christian and Muslim population deserve an economic agenda that has so far beneted only Luzon and the Visayas. The countrys economic managers and politicians, perhaps, should learn a lesson from the past, when a supposedly noble plan by the American colonial government backred. The homestead or migration program in the early 1900s clearly did not succeed in creating a peaceful coexistence between the original Muslim and tribal residents of Mindanao and Christian settlers from the north, simply because the migrants obtained a fairer share of the land deal. The administration of President Aquino by this time should already be crafting a plan that will nudge Mindanao to catch up with the more progressive urban centers of Luzon and the Visayas. Investments and industries in a post-war scenario should go to Mindanao. The government, more importantly, must ensure that such investments and industries directly generate jobs for the Muslim minority, who have also suffered from the decades-old conict. The economic development of Mindanao should start with the national budget. The appropriations law must spend heavily in rebuilding Mindanao and provide a meaningful revenue-sharing scheme. A greater share of revenues from mineral exploitation, for instance, must be given to the local communities and native inhabitants hosting the mining sites. A great part of the national budget, too, must be spent for building national and farm-tomarket roads, bridges and ports that will speed up the delivery of agricultural products. The Philippines, after all, cannot achieve real economic growth if Mindanao remains a backwater.

A FINAL peace agreement signed with Mindanaos warring Muslim groups will not accomplish anything if the pact does not incorporate an economic blueprint that will signicantly improve the livelihood of the countrys minority. Mindanaos fertile land and rich resources, from energy to minerals and possibly oil and gas, will remain largely untapped even if a nal solution to the peace-and-order

Who are you calling happy?


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IF WERE so poor and desperate, then why are we so happy? But perhaps, as one study suggests, were not really as overjoyed as weve led ourselves to believe. A news report says that, contrary to the state tourism authorities claim that its more fun in the Philippines, this country was actually ranked among the least happy, placing 103rd out of 155 countries surveyed in something called the 2012 World Happiness Report. This must come as a shock to many Filipinos who believe that the natives are mostly happy despite their obvious poverty and want. But the sobering truth is that, while Filipinos are probably some of the most resilient and adaptable people on earth, its hard for them to nd stuff to be happy about in their own land. And if happiness is based on contentment with ones lot in ones own country, then we must surely be some of the unhappiest people on the planet. The report is reminiscent of the so-called gate test originated by American columnist George Will and popularized later by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In 1992, Will wrote that America passes the critical gate test. Open the gate and see where people goin or out. This is still the country people ock to. Blair, also speaking about the United States in 2003 to an audience of British ambassadors, said: I think it is sometimes a good rule of thumb to ask of a country: are people trying to get into it or out of it? Its not a bad guide to what sort of country it is. With an estimated tenth of the Philippine population working overseas and nearly half of all Filipinos saying in surveys that they would leave their country for better opportunities abroad if given the chance, it is clear that this country miserably fails the gate test. And no matter how punchy the slogans dreamed up by our tourism authorities are, the fact of the matter is that our neighbors always attract a lot more tourists than we domeaning we also fail the test in its inward direction. Indeed, it seems that the only people who are still happy to be in this country are those who make a living off the money sent home by the Filipinos who have already left including those whose businesses are geared towards eecing those who receive this hard-earned money from overseas. The national economy would surely tank in a year or less, if the remittances of Filipinos working overseaswhere they are probably no less sad but better compensated were to suddenly stop. Either that, or the people who

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Those still happy to be here are those who make a living off of those who have already left.

remain belong to political families who remain in public ofce for generations because their special talent of hoodwinking the people in every election is denitely of no value outside this countrys borders. And these people are the only ones who can say that happy days are here again because elections are once more upon us. *** Some people at the Bureau of Customs are denitely happy these days. This after top ofcials at the perennially happy agency allowed the entry of a shipment of misdeclared prime hot-rolled steel bars from China despite a letter from the local steel industry association about the arrival of the smuggled goods. Philippine Iron and Steel Institute president Roberto Cola wrote Customs Deputy Commissioner Danilo Lim last Oct. 8 that the shipment arrived at the Port of Manila on that day on board the M/V Cheng Shan Wei. But Lim wasnt able to do anything about the contraband, because he was reportedly overruled by higher-ups, who ordered that the shipment be ofoaded shipside directly to waiting barges, to avoid inspection and valuation. The latest illegal entry of Chinese steel came even as Senator Gregorio Honasan warned of the threat posed by unabated steel smuggling not only to Filipino businesses but to consumers, as well. Honasan urged the Department of Trade and Industry to strictly monitor the entry of steel products from China to guard consumers against substandard products. Honasan said the substandard Chinese products pose a serious threat to life and health of citizens. Every Filipino life is important. Substandard products pose a serious threat to life and health of our citizens, he said. Honasan cited recent reports of imported Chinese steel products that are misdeclared to make appear that they are not for construction applications and therefore not subject to rigorous testing. Domestically produced steel bars are subject to regular testing, and producers are accountable for the products they bring to the market. On the other hand, smuggled steel products, especially those coming from rouge manufacturers in China, are not tested and their producers have no accountability in the event of accidents. Honasan said the smuggled steel products could be used for residential and industrial infrastructure, making these buildings dangerous. The report of 30,000 tons of Chinese steel about to enter the Philippines is of great concern because it is equivalent nearly to 20,000 units of socialized housing. This is not just a trade issue. It is the fundamental responsibility of any government to protect the life of its citizens, Honasan said.

Cyberstorm
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WHILE the storm rages over the new Cybercrime Law, prompting the Supreme Court to temporarily restrain its implementation, the Ofce of Vice President Jejomar Binay and the National Defense College of the Philippines Alumni Association will be hosting a forum at Camp Aguinaldo today on cyber crime and its national security implications. We hope it helps clarify some of the issues in what users of the Internet have denounced as an attack on their most sacred freedom. Binay is just the right ofcial to do it. Not only is he the vice president, he is also a lawyer and has taken a deep interest in cyber technology. In August of last year, he attended a high-level executive program in national and international security at Harvard Kennedy School; I sat in the same program. Most of the 72 participants were high ranking military ofcials (including a number of women major generals) from the US and other countries, the highest-ranking being a German lieutenant general. A good number of them were cyber specialists in their own right, but all of us had to listen to highly specialized lectures by some of the best recognized authorities in cyber science. Since then, Binay has sponsored seminars and given lectures on the subject both here and abroad. Earlier this year, he keynoted an important international cyber security conference in Japan. Together with the NDCPAA, he has been trying to promote a wider interest in cyber security among our national defense and security ofcials. But whether an exercise like this could stem the anger against the law everywhere is something else. Never in
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my life have I seen freedom of the press and expression defended so vigorously in the public square. One of the angriest pieces I have read is from by my own young daughter, who writes for another paper every weekend. She writes the most exquisite and exhilarating pieces on art and culture, interviews international celebrities with a great deal of intelligence and sophistication, and generally shuns anything political. Since September she has been writing from New York, where she has gone for further schooling. She still does not want to touch anything political. But she has obviously decided to make the Cybercrime Law an exception for now. So to her Dearest Philippine Government she writes, Congratulations, Philippine government, youve sufciently screwed us over. She says in part: The real problem here isnt your excuses or your sheer desire to avoid all accountability. The problem is that youve lost sight of who we are as the electorate. Let me remind you that our rights dont come from you We are born with the right to freedom of thought, opinion, and expressionwhich, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says, includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. Regardless of what you or your people might think, our freedom is not yours to regulate. Our worth is not yours to determine or weigh, its for you to simply recognize and so protect. Your job is to safeguard our freedom by the laws you create, and not to be the entity that takes the rst strike against that freedom. She quotes Vaclac Havel in Power of the Powerless and says more, and signs off, (Not so) respectfully yours, Gabbie Tatad. I regret her being not so respectful, but I cannot blame her either. For I have
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not seen any law on so complicated a subject, with such draconian penal provisions, presented as a fait accompli, without any extensive public debate or information campaign before, during or after its enactment. President Aquinos refusal to pass the Freedom of Information Act may not clash directly with the Bill of Rights, but this one denitely does. No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech, of expression, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for redress of grievances. Still I have one small message for all our bloggers. Not everyone can ght in the same way you do for our shared freedoms. But we must all realize that the Cybercrime Law does not begin to dene the entire range of the issues where the totalitarian-democratic state, in Jacob Leib Talmons phrase, wants to take over our precious freedoms. The rst and most obvious arena is the reproductive health/population control bill, which wants the State to require everyone to practice birth control. And so many young people who will not allow the State to interfere with their blogging rights will not mind the State dictating on couples how to make love and bear or avoid having children. We need to realize that once we allow Congress to dictate upon married couples how to perform the most intimate marital act, we lose the right to protest or be surprised when the State takes away our right to blog to our hearts content. Freedom is one and indivisible. To our gentle reader: Marilou Diaz Abaya, an outstanding lm director, a great Filipino and a rare human being, has been called to her rest and now lies at the Ateneo old chapel in Loyola, Quezon City. Please say a prayer for the repose of her soul. Thank you so much. fstatad@gmail.com

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points of our history. He said the he did not have monopoly of the truth, so it would be better if President Aquino could establish a Truth Commission for the sake of the future generation. He owes it to his bosses. *** I still have my misgivings about the appointment of former Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca as commissioner of the poll body, the Commission on Elections. After all, she has a pending case for graft and malversation at the Sandiganbayan. If those nominated for the Supreme Court are disqualied because of pending court cases, all the more should anybody with Padacas case should be disqualied to be Comelec commissioner. Now, Padaca has power over the political life and death of an elective ofcial. As an independent constitutional body, the Comelec should have commissioners that are independent and morally t. And indeed, graft and malversation cases say a lot about a persons moral tness and integrity. *** I received a letter from Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. disclaiming my contention in a column about the row between Senate President Enrile and Senator Antonio Trillanes, who was revealed to have been named by the President as backchannel negotiator during Philippine-China talks about the Scarborough Shoal. I said that according to reports, Trillanes went to China, back and forth, 15 or 16 times without Immigration stamping on his passport. According to David, the departures and arrivals of Trillanes were all encoded in the bureaus Border Control and Information Systems. David said: In his travels, Senator Trillanes with date of birth: August 6, 1971, presented either his regular passport or diplomatic passport during primary inspection. It would also be improbable that his passports were not stamped as the immigration authorities in his countries of destination will certainly search for it as part of their immigration clearance system. Absence of endorsement or immigration stamps in a passport can lead to ones exclusion/denial of entry, David added. For ordinary citizens like us, what David is saying is true. But I would still like to know more about the actual records of Trillanes during those trips! As for Davids claim that China would require immigration stamps from his country of origin...could it be possible, as Enrile stated, that Trillanes entered China in the company of Chinese intelligence ofcers? There is thus a need for the BI to make public Trillanes records. If there are doubts about Philippine immigration authorities doing their job, its for good reason. Didnt President Aquino scold them for allowing fugitives to leave the country?

More performing stocks


A FEW weeks ago, we commented on an issue involving a leading agricultural products distributor which recently listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange. We noted the rather puzzled response that stock market players had towards a move by Calata Corporation after its publiclyheld shares went up in value weeks after its initial public offering. Calata Corp. sought help from the Philippine Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The rm wrote to the two bodies to ask that they look into whether or not the steady rise in its share prices could have been the result of undue external inuences. Both the PSE and the SEC responded to Calata Corp.s request. In the aftermath, Calata Corp. got both admiration and questions about the wisdom of its move. Why should it worry that its publiclyheld shares are doing well, capital market players asked. Such shares are a form of investment. So, whats the problem with investments earning well and soon? Our friends and colleagues who play the market say that impressive performances by publicly-held shares are expected these days. Many individual and corporate investors are liquid. Investors look for so-called intrinsic value in the shares they buy. The usual question they ask friends and brokers is meron bang laman yan, pertaining to the current share price levels of a listed rm. The intrinsic value is determined by several factors. We were told that these are the primary considerations: who the people behind the rm are; what business it is in and what its prospects of growth are. How does its market look like, and what is the promise of that market? Such intrinsic value could be the reason for the impressive performance of such rms as Bloomberry Resorts Corporation which recorded a 1,600-percent or so rise in its share prices within days of listing. The rm is backed by well-know and highly-respected businessmen and has its eyes not just on the local market but the rest of Asia. We were informed by our stock market sources that another listed company has been seeing a rather sharp rise in the price of its shares. The rm is Alcorn Gold Resources Corporation or APM. Its shares are trading like hotcakes the past few days in the bourse. They pointed out the following: rst day of this month, APM shares went up by 17 percent, another 10 percent on October 2, and by 15 percent more on October 3. Last we heard, APM share prices have already hit the ceiling of 50 percent over its previous day price on volume trading of more than P200 million. We do not know what intrinsic value investors see in APM shares but there must be something there that is triggering the rapid rise in share prices. In going to the PSE and SEC for help, did Calata Corp. actually doubt its own intrinsic value? Why shouldnt investors want a piece of a company that has a solid foothold on the agricultural market? Our colleagues recall that Calata Corp. is the only rm serving the food production market that has listed in the bourse during the past years. The countrys agricultural market remains a sunshine sector. That is why the countrys biggest conglomerates like San Miguel are serving that market. So do international companies like Monsanto and Syngenta. Many say that Calata Corp., rather than worrying about the impressive performance of its shares, should have perhaps just taken a close look at its intrinsic value. In so doing, it would have understood the reason behind its share price performance. Those who know the agriculture sector market attest that Calata Corp. is a major force in that sector. It reported billions of pesos in revenues, already surpassing what it made on the rst half of last year. Now, arent those the very aspects of business success that investors want to be part of? And wouldnt they be willing to pay the price today for higher dividends tomorrow? Again, we are not faulting Calata Corp. for asking the PSE and the SEC for help in looking into what could have driven the rise in its share prices. That move gave the investing public an opportunity to witness the efciency and resolve of the SEC and PSE in dealing with share price issues and concerns. Those are the intrinsic value of both the PSE and the SEC. Those are the very reason for the steady inow of investments into the capital market.

MANY dont share the optimism of President Noynoy Aquino about lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao. This even as the President has announced that the Philippine government has come to an agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. They have good reason. There are doubts about the constitutionality of the framework that would be used. The secessionist M u s l i m movement wants a parliamentary system in the Bangsamoro entity that would eventually be created. This within the presidential system that we now have. C e r t a i n l y, there are constitutional issues that must be resolved. Some say it is the same dog with a different collar. Recall that a Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain, seeking to establish the Bangsamoro Juridical Entity, was struck down by the Supreme Court under the previous administration. There are peripheral and collateral issues as well. For example, there is the non-inclusion of the Nur Misuariled Moro National Liberation Front that is recognized by the 57-member Organization of Islamic Conference. Malacaang spokesman Edwin Lacierda claims that the MNLF was consulted for the Malaysia-brokered agreement. I ask: When and where did that consultation happen? If indeed the MNLFthe original separatist movement until the MILF broke away from itwas consulted, why is Misuaris group threatening an armed struggle, claiming that the MILF is being given special treatment by President Aquino? Leaders of the MILF and even the Malaysian Prime Minister are scheduled to be special guests in the signing of the agreement this Monday. A newspaper headline says Renegade rebels may shatter deal. This appears inevitable since the MILF is not only the stakeholder in this agreement. There are indigenous tribes in Mindanao, as well as Christians, who are in the area to be designated as Bangsamoro region. I cannot predict how all these would end. What I know is that it would be foolish on the part of Malacaang to just rely on the say-so of peace negotiator Marvic Leonen, the MILF panel and the Malaysian brokers. The stakes are just too high! *** Senate President Juan Ponce Enriles memoir, which was launched last September 27, is now a bestseller. Enrile admitted to me that it was his intention to fuel controversy about what truly happened in the crucial

When and where did the consultation happen?

Islands of public pension funds


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FILIPINOS participate in our public pension funds in a way similar to how they live on our 7,107 islands. Some participate in only one fund, others in two or more. A good number, however, have never had a chance to participate in any. Fragmented and overlapping but with gaps are words that best describe our public pension system. Each fund has its own rules on contributions, entitlement, and computation of pension amount. Operating independently, they are tolerant of what the others do. No one regulates their operations other than the Ofce of the President, the de facto supervisor. In any case, they derive their authority from their own charters. The Department of Social Welfare and Development became the latest island in 2010. It was made to administer the P500 social pension, a creative provision which was inserted in the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010, a law that dealt mostly with the grant of all sorts of discounts to senior citizens. Similar to the pension programs for the military and police, Judiciary and Constitutional commissions, this new program is also non-contributory . It is funded on a payas-you-go basis from the annual general appropriations. This early, this has merely lled a small gap in our pensionable population. Working within a 2012 budget of only P1.2 billion, this funds beneciaries are limited to 200,000. It therefore leaves a big hole in our pensionable population as most of our 6.3 million senior citizens are disqualied. Non-pensioner indigent senior citizens who are aged 80 and above are made a priority. To its credit, this is the rst fund that avoids pension overlapping. A person who contributed to the Social
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Security System and the Government Service Insurance System, or worked for the military and police, Judiciary and Constitutional commissions, will receive pensions separately from these institutions if he met the required number of contributions or years of service, which are liberal by international standards. This is the overlapping feature of our present public pension system. While many do not have any, a few have multiple public pensions. Pension funding varies widely, from contributions of 21 per cent of entire monthly pay under the GSIS program, 10.4 percent of pay capped at P15,000 for SSS, and zero for the non-contributory schemes. Consider two friends, both earning P30,000 monthly. The rst is working for government, the second in the private sector. For the public servant, P6,300 is contributed monthly to GSIS; for the friend in the private sector P1,560 is remitted to SSS. At retirement, the SSS pension will be smaller. If both contributed for 30 years, the public servant will get a monthly pension of P23,025 from GSIS, while the private sector employee, P9,300 from SSS. Soon, one will be resentful and envious, maybe not realizing that the other had more contributions deducted from his salary during their younger days. Blame the absence of a law that regulates public pension funds. But why was the SSS program not patterned after the GSIS program? When President Noynoy Aquino, in his State of the Nation Address, approved the P5,000 minimum GSIS pension, SSS pensioners waited for their P1,200 pension to be raised, too. And what does a social pension beneciary think of his P500? While the law intended it to augment the daily subsistence and other medical needs of senior citizens, he can only reply, Not enough, but it is better than nothing. That P500 is already manna from heaven, and enables the indigent senior citizen to buy many small things even if it amounts to much less than a 1$-a-day income, the extreme poverty threshold

in the Millennium Development Goals. Unknown to many of us, it might also be regaining for him lost self-esteem, condence and love of family. More than 4 million senior citizens do not receive any pension. For the account of the tax-paying public, Congress can easily increase the P1.2 billion social pension budget to P12 billion to benet 2 million senior citizens. Double that to P24 billion and we suddenly have a pension-for-all program, making DSWD the biggest public pension fund administrator in terms of number of beneciaries. Every Filipino will then be covered by our public pension funds. No one will be left out; each one will have his place in our islands of public pension funds. Double the budget again, to P48 billion, and we can increase the P500 stipend to P1,000. This may not be the smartest way to achieve a pension-for-all program, but it is the quickest and straightest path. Past presidents have recognized the need for both universal coverage and meaningful benets but they required mergers, consolidations, and standardization of public pension funds in the same way wages were rationalized. Numerous committees and commissions were created for this rationalization task. Not lacking in leadership or political will, they always started, but were shortlived and never completed their task. Thus, no serious recommendation ever reached Congress. Perhaps, the time was short and the task was herculean and gargantuan. Unregulated, our islands of public pension funds will continue with their present ways, some granting overly generous, and others unfairly small amounts of benets. Unsupervised, they will go on in their own divergent directions, ever drifting from each other and making rationalization more and more difcult. Once again this Filipino Pensioner asks: Is the creation of a national pension administration the only solution to integrate and rationalize our public pension funds?

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By Manuel Bondad
COCONUT juice is marketed worldwide by the Philippines, Brazil and Thailand. Its health benets are indisputable. Expectations are high, qualities in its natural cover-the green exocarpare intact when shipped across the high seas in packaged form. A Batangas-based cottage industry pioneered bottled coco juice. Maintaining a seven-day shelf life for these products was the best plan, because pure water from young coconut fruits left alone turns sour if opened after more than a week, and more than a month for mature nuts. The products have been brought abroad, too. In a high-income British Columbia city, for instance, two Philippine brands, Lipa, and La Natural, Jus De Noix De Coco, from Tagolog-speaking Bulacan, are competing with Thai brands. With government incentives, a coco facility will soon rise in the island of Leyte, where coconut trees need not be fertilized with salt, as trees planted within three kilometers from

Will buko juice be the worlds favorite?


the shorelines yield three times more than those nurtured inland. The entry of SC Global Food Products has raised combined processing capacity to 76 million liters, and investments to nearly P500 million of the three top companies. The other two are AgriNurture Inc (ANI) in Camarines Sur and Peter Paul Philippines in Quezon. Our country reportedly has 350 million coconut trees of which 46 million are ageing. Yearly national average yield per tree of 45 nuts(young and mature alike) is selectively rising to 77, up to 200 for some varieties. If our coco harvests of 15 billion nuts yearly were to be processed into coco water to importers delight, but to the dismay of copra and coco sugar customers, that would mean 6 billion liters of coco water in the system against the three companies 76 million (1.2 percent), and the Philippines rst-half 2012 exports of 10.2 million liters($11.2M). Lets stretch the gures. Ninety percent of the 15 billion nuts goes to copra, leaving the balance for coco sap, coco water, and virgin oil! Equally allocated at 33 percent or 500 million young green coco fruits, yield 200 million liters against the threes 76 million (my apologies to the countless coco water entrepreneurs). Here are some issues n coco water: 1. Handling and transport costs are prohibitive. Coco water and meat from green fruits account for only 25 percent of the gross weight of a seven- month young fruit, the balance by the outermost green layer brous husk, and the shell. Pure coco water from a big fruit weighs half a kilo (525 ml), while the soft meat, a quarter of a kilo. A vendors push cart weighs a third of a ton with less than a hundred coconuts. From Lemery, Batangas to Metro Manila, freight charges for a heavy truckload of 1,300 coco fruits reach P3 per nut or a third of the P9 per piece puhunan, and grosses P6 at the wholesale price of P15 with some risks and perhaps lagay to deduct. Coco farmer gets P4. That is why the three companies have justiably apportioned for themselves and set up facilities in Southern Luzon, Bicol, and the Visayas. 2. Vita Coco, ANIs joint venture partner is of Brazilian roots, and is distributed by New York based All Market Inc. A 12-pack 330 ml Vita Coco fetches US$16($1.33/pc).Tropicana is afliated with the Pepsi Beverage Company, whose related company, Pepsi Philippines, Inc is Peter Pauls joint venture partner. O.N.E. Coconut Water, reportedly a distributor in the USA of the coco venture, is Los Angeles- based, started by enterprising MBA students in Sao Paolo. In Richmond, BC, O.N.E. coco stored in the refrigerated section is retailed at CAN$4.99 per tetrapak- liter, and CAN$3.15 per 330 ml. Other brands are positioned in the shelves without refrigeration. Here in Makati City, Tropicana is retailed at P70 per tetrapak-liter, and P28/330 ml. Other local brands are priced similarly.SC Globals marketing game plan is yet to be unveiled. Certainly, the multinationals with their vast network can place the Philippines in the world mapfor coco water. 3. The market is discerning, brought about by the products inherent freshness. Marketed in various contents from 250 ml to 1,000 ml, in state of the art packaging, access to the best spots, merchandizing, and pricing are essential. Endless Thai brands crowd the besieged rivals, and priced at various levels,$3.00,$1.10 to $0.78. 4. Thai rice accounts for about a third of Canadas rice importation. This affords importers the option to place initial orders for Thai coco juice, fruit juices and other products to be shipped in a containerized van, with quality rice as the main item, thereby exempting them from minimum orders for about a load of 20-footer van. 5. A perceived increasing trend for green coconuts in its natural container could lead to a reduced market share of bottled coco water. With costly shipping costs, proximity to the market will boost competitiveness of South American nations and Mexico. Green coco weighs 3.3 lbs apiece without the green layer. Can we still make a go at the retail price of $0.90 per lb to $3.00 per lb? We ought to take the lead in enhancing bottled coco juices franchise as a truly natural health drink, natures puried water! Manuel Bondad is retired and tends to a small farm in Batangas.

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Region IV-A, Batangas Second District Engineering Office, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors to bid for the following contract(s): 1. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work ::::12DE 0132 Improvement/Repair/Rehabilitation of BAES Building (GAD Project) Phase II, Batangas City Batangas City Chiping of Tiles,Tile,Concrete & Carpentry Works, French Type Folding Door Split Type Roll Up Blinds & Mirrors, Concrete Works, Painting and Aircon PhP 750,000.00 30 c.d. PhP1,000.00 12DE 0133 Construction of Seawall at Brgy. Saguing, Mabini Batangas Mabini, Batangas Construction of stone masonry seawall PhP 1,000,000.00 30 c.d. FY 2011 GAA, RA 10147 PhP1,000.00 12DE 0134 Concreting of Barangay Road. at Saguing, Mabini Batangas Mabini, Batangas Concreting of Road PhP 1,000,000.00 60 c.d. PDAF, FY 2012 GAA, RA 10155 PhP1,000.00 12DE 0135 Concreting of Barangay Road at Pulong Balibaguhan, Mabini, Batangas Mabini, Batangas Concreting of Road PhP 1,000,000.00 60 c.d. PDAF, FY 2012 GAA, RA 10155 PhP1,000.00 12DE 0136 Construction of Drainage System at Poblacion, Mabini, Batangas Mabini, Batangas Construction of reinforced concrete drainage system PhP 1,000,000.00 60 c.d PDAF, FY 2012 GAA, RA 10155 PhP1,000.00 12DE 0137 Concreting of Barangay Road at Brgy. San Pedro, Bauan, Batangas Bauan, Batangas Concreting of Road PhP 1,000,000.00 60 c.d. PDAF, FY 2012 GAA, RA 10155 PhP1,000.00 12DE 0138 Construction of Road at Barangay 14 Poblacion 2 and San Juan, Tingloy, Batangas Tingloy, Batangas Concreting of Road PhP 1,000,000.00 60 c.d. FY 2012 Budget, RA 10155 PhP1,000.00 12DE 0139 Construction of Slope Protection and Seawall at Brgy. Dulangan, San Luis, Batangas San Luis, Batangas Construction of stone masonry slope protection and seawall PhP 1,900,000.00 60 c.d. FY 2011 Budget RA 10147 PhP5,000.00 12DE 0140 Cluster - Concreting of Farm to Market Roads at 2nd District of Batangas; 1. Bagong Tubig, San Luis, Batangas 500,000.00 2. San Isidro, San Luis, Batangas 500,000.00 3. Mahabang Parang, San Luis, Batangas 500,000.00 4. Brgy. Bayanan, San Pascual, Batangas 500,000.00 5. Brgy. Bignay, Lobo, Batangas 500,000.00 6. Jaybanga, Lobo, Batangas 500,000.00 7. Cawa, Batangas City 500,000.00 San Luis, San Pascual and Lobo, Batangas Concreting of Road PhP 3,500,000.00 90 c.d. DAR, SARO No. BMB-E-12-0005315 PhP5,000.00 12DE 0141 Construction/Rehabilitation of Drainage Outfall of Batangas-Tabangao Lobo Road, K0107+(-898), Gulod Labac, Batangas City Gulod Labac, Batangas City Construction of reinforced concrete and pipe culvert drainage With metal frames and gratings PhP 8,827,000.00 90 c.d. FY 2012 RA 10155 Regular 2012 Current PhP10,000.00 12DE 0142 Construction of Road at Frontierville, Barangay II (Poblacion), Bauan, Batangas Bauan, Batangas Concreting of Road PhP800,000.00 60 c.d. FY 2012 Budget, RA 10155 PhP1,000.00 12DE 0143 Construction of Seawall at Brgy. San Andres Sitio Bagong Pook & Sitio Centro, Isla Verde, Batangas City Isla Verde, Batangas City Construction of stone masonry seawall PhP2,500,000.00 90 c.d. FY 2011 Budget RA 10147 PhP5,000.00

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS Region IV-B, MIMAROPA OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER Mindoro Oriental District Engineering Office Masipit, Calapan City 5200, Oriental Mindoro Tel. No (043) 288-2365

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS


Port Area, Manila

INVITATION TO BID For the Supply and Delivery of Ten (10) Units Multi-Purpose Amphibious Dredge
The Department of Public Works & Highways thru its Bids and Awards Committee for Goods, through GAA 2012, intends to apply the sum of Three Hundred Seventy Five Million Pesos only (Php375,000,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under Contract ID: PR No. C-1000-______-12. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The Department of Public Works & Highways now invites bids for the supply and delivery of ten (10) Multi-Purpose Amphibious Dredge. Delivery of the goods is required as specified in the Schedule of Requirement. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project whose value must be at least 50% of the ABC. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II, Instruction To Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (R-IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnership, 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. Interested bidders may obtain information from the BAC for Goods Secretariat and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during Monday to Friday at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders on October 12, 2012 until before 10:00 a.m. of November 7, 2012 from the Secretariat, BAC for Goods, Ground Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php50,000.00). It may also be downloaded from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Department of Public Works & Highways. However, the Bidders shall pay the non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of bids. The Department of Public Works & Highways will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Central Procurement Office (CPO) Function Room, 5th Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila, which shall be open to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 a.m. of November 7, 2012. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Office of the BAC for Goods Secretariat Ground Floor, DPWH Bldg. Bonifacio Drive, Port Area Manila Bid Opening shall be on November 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at CPO Function Room, 5th Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders representatives who choose to attend. Late bids shall not be accepted. The Department of Public Works and Highways 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. (Sgd.) EUGENIO R. PIPO, JR. Assistant Secretary for Technical Services
(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

Request for Expression of Interest


The Department of Public Works and Highways, Mindoro Oriental District Engineering Office, intends to apply the sum of Six Million Three Hundred Twenty Seven Thousand Two Hundred Ninety One Pesos and 56/100 Centavos ( P 6,327,291.56) being the approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Contract ID No. 12 CSED02 - Study on SABO & Flood Control Project @ Mag-Asawang Tubig, Oriental Mindoro. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening of the financial proposals. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Mindoro Oriental District Engineering Office now calls for the submission of eligibility documents for Hydro-Topographic Survey of Panggalaan, Bucayao & Calapan River. Interested consultants must submit their eligibility documents on or before October 18, 2012 @ 10:00 AM. at the Bids and Awards Committee, Mindoro Oriental District Engineering Office, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. Applications for eligibility will be evaluated based on a non-discretionary pass/fail criterion. The BAC shall draw up the short list of consultants from those who have submitted eligibility documents/Expression of Interest and have been determined as eligible in accordance with the provisions of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act, and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The short list shall consist of three (3) prospective bidders who will be entitled to submit bids. The criteria and rating system for short listing shall be based on Sect. 24.5.3 of the IRR and the Instruction to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the IRR of RA 9184. 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. The Procuring Entity shall evaluate bids using the Quality - Cost Based Evaluation (QCBE) procedure. The criteria and rating system for the evaluation of bids shall be provided in the Instructions to Bidders. The contract shall be completed within 270 calendar days. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Mindoro Oriental District Engineering Office, reserves the right to reject any and all bids, annul the bidding process, or not award the contract at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. For further information, please refer to: NESTOR L. DEL ROSARIO Bids & Awards Committee DPWH, Mindoro Oriental District Engineering Office Masipit, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro Tel. No. (043) 288-2365 Email address: ej_tobs@yahoo.com

Approved Budget for the Contract : Contract Duration :Amount of Bidding Documents :2. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents 3. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents 4. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents 5. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents 6. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents 7. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents 8. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents 9. Contract ID Contract Name ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::-

(Sgd.) NESTOR L. DEL ROSARIO BAC Chairman

(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents 10. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents 11. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents 12. Contract ID Contract Name Contract Location Scope of Work Approved Budget for the Contract Contract Duration Source of Fund Amount of Bidding Documents

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS


Port Area, Manila

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS


Port Area, Manila

INVITATION TO BID For the Supply and Delivery of three (3) units Amphibious Excavator (2-units 14-meter reach and 1-unit 12-meter reach)
The Department of Public Works & Highways thru its Bids and Awards Committee for Goods, through GAA 2012, intends to apply the sum of Fifty Six Million One Hundred Thirty Seven Thousand Three Hundred Seventy and 75/100 Pesos only (Php56,137,370.75) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under Contract ID: PR No. C-1000-047912. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The Department of Public Works & Highways now invites bids for the supply and delivery of three (3) units Amphibious Excavator. Delivery of the goods is required as specified in the Schedule of Requirement. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project whose value must be at least 50% of the ABC. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II, Instruction To Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a nondiscretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (R-IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnership, 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. Interested bidders may obtain information from the BAC for Goods Secretariat and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during Monday to Friday at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders on October 12, 2012 until before 10:00 a.m. of November 7, 2012 from the Secretariat, BAC for Goods, Ground Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Fifty Thousand Pesos (Php50,000.00). It may also be downloaded from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Department of Public Works & Highways. However, the Bidders shall pay the non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of bids. The Department of Public Works & Highways will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Central Procurement Office (CPO) Function Room, 5th Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila, which shall be open to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 a.m. of November 7, 2012. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Office of the BAC for Goods Secretariat Ground Floor, DPWH Bldg. Bonifacio Drive, Port Area Manila Bid Opening shall be on November 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at CPO Function Room, 5th Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders representatives who choose to attend. Late bids shall not be accepted. The Department of Public Works and Highways 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. (Sgd.) EUGENIO R. PIPO, JR. Assistant Secretary for Technical Services
(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

INVITATION TO BID For the Supply, Delivery and Installation of One (1) Package Dredge Monitoring Solution for eleven (11) Units DPWH Amphibious Dredge
The Department of Public Works & Highways thru its Bids and Awards Committee for Goods, through GAA 2012, intends to apply the sum of Fourteen Million Two Hundred Ten Thousand Pesos only (Php14,210,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under Contract ID: PR No. C-1000-0461-12 of one (1) package Dredge Monitoring Solution which consist of two (2) lots: A. Lot I Supply and Delivery: a. GPS Tracking System b. Electromagnetic Flow Meter System (EMFS) with Remote Data Transmission c. Monitoring and Control System d. DMS Application and Web Server e. Windows 2008 Server R2 f. Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Lot II - Implementation and Installation Services

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Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The Department of Public Works & Highways now invites bids for the Supply, Delivery, Implementation and Roll-out of Dredge Monitoring Goods. Delivery of the goods is required as specified in the Schedule of Requirement. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project whose value must be at least 50% of the ABC. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II, Instruction To Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a nondiscretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (R-IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnership, 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. Interested bidders may obtain information from the BAC for Goods Secretariat and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during Monday to Friday at 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders on October 12, 2012 until before 10:00 a.m. of November 7, 2012 from the Secretariat, BAC for Goods, Ground Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos (Php25,000.00). It may also be downloaded from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Department of Public Works & Highways. However, the Bidders shall pay the non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of bids. The Department of Public Works & Highways will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Central Procurement Office (CPO) Function Room, 5th Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila, which shall be open to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 a.m. of November 7, 2012. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Office of the BAC for Goods Secretariat Ground Floor, DPWH Bldg. Bonifacio Drive, Port Area Manila Bid Opening shall be on November 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at CPO Function Room, 5th Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders representatives who choose to attend. Late bids shall not be accepted. The Department of Public Works and Highways 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. (Sgd.) EUGENIO R. PIPO, JR. Assistant Secretary Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) for Goods

Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in accordance with the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184. To bid for the 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 (c)PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC, or credit line commitment for at least equal to 10% of the ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Receipt of LOIs from Prospective Bidders Deadline: October 11 to October 25, 2012 Until 2:00-PM 2. Pre-bid Conference October 18, 2012 at 2:00-PM 2. Issuance of Bidding Documents to registered contractors From: October 11 to October 30, 2012 3. Receipt of Bids October 30, 2012 until 11:00-AM 4. Opening of Bids October 30, 2012 at 2:00-PM Interested bidders are also required to present to the BAC Secretariat, DPWH- Batangas 2nd District Engineering Office, Batangas City original copies of the following documents for authentication and issuance of Bid Documents: a) PCAB License; b) Contracts Registration Certificate; c) Certificate of Materials Engineer accreditation; d) Latest Copy of Authorizing Officer together with machine copy of two (2) Valid IDs; e) Certificate of Safety Officer Seminar from Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE); f) Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) Order From (Documents Request List); g) CY2011 CPES Rating and h) Income Tax Return (ITR) with Payment slip, Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Office before the deadline set for the receipt of LOIs. The DPWHPOCW Central Office will only process contractors applications, with complete requirements, for registration and to be issued the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC) Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the Bidding Documents (BDs) in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman, DPWH, Region IV-A, Batangas Second District Engineering Office. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, including the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and postqualification. Prospective bidders may download the Registration Form from the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The BAC will issue hard copies of Bid Documents at DPWH, Region IV-A, BAC Secretariat Office, Batangas Second District Engineering Office, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of for the Bidding Documents. Bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of bids. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any acceptable forms in the amount stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Interested contractors are also required to present the originals of their PCAB License and Contractors Registration Certificate to the BAC for authentication. The DPWH, Region IV-A, Batangas Second District Engineering Office reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contractor award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder or Bidders.

(Sgd.) EDWIN D. ABRIGONDA Assistant District Engineer (Chairman, BAC) Noted By: (Sgd.) WINIFREDO B. OLORES OIC District Engineer
(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

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Republic of the Philippines Cor. Balite and Garcia Streets Catarman, Northern Samar Telephone No./Fax No. (055) 251-8254
I. Contract ID Contract Name

FRIDAY OCTOBER 12, 2012

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Department of Public Works and Highways OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER


Northern Samar 2nd District Engineering Office

Department of Public Works and Highways OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER


Catarman, Northern Samar Telefax No.: (055) 251-8190 OR (055) 500-9165

Republic of the Philippines

Invitation to Bid
Reference: Concerting/Upgrading of Gaps along LapinigArteche Road, Look-Palanas Section KO858 + 764.00 _ KO860+000.00, Lapinig, N. Samar
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Northern Samar 2nd District Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar through the Government of the Philippines (GOP), intends to apply the sum of P29,441,380.95, being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Contract ID # 12II0078 Concerting/Upgrading of Gaps along Concerting/ Upgrading of Gaps along Lapinig-Arteche Road, Look-Palanas Section KO858 + 764.00 KO860+000.00, Lapinig, N. Samar Bids received in excess of the ABC shall automatically rejected at bid opening. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Northern Samar 2nd District Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar now invites bids for Concreting of 1,236m road Thickness=0.28, width= m 6.70m, Road Shoulder= 1.50m, Completion of the Works is required April 11, 2013 (127 CD). 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. Instruction to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using nondiscretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act . Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. Interested bidders may obtain further information from Department of Public Works and Highways, Northern Samar 2nd District Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 AM 5:00 PM A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Twenty Thousand Pesos Only (P20,000.00) It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids. 6. If the Procuring Entity intends to limit the Pre-Bid Conference to Bidders who have purchased the Bidding Documents: a. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Northern Samar 2 District Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 23, 2012 @ 2:00 PM NS 2nd DEO, Sub Office, Brgy. Rawis, Laoang, N. Samar which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
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Invitation to Bid For


: 13IH0009 : Replacement/Rehab./Strengthening of Colab-og Bridge, along Daang Maharlika Road Contract Location : Brgy. Colab-og, Victoria, Northern Samar Brief Description/Scope of Work : Redecking of 30.0m, one span, two lanes concrete deck slab, and strengthening of Steel girders Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php 10,172,790.26 Contract Duration : 130 Calendar Days Cost of Bidding Documents : Php 10,000.00 : 13IH0010 : Improvement/Rehabilitation of Catarman Laoang Road, (KO747+382-KO748+000, KO756+572-756+1002, KO759+000 759+539, KO759+728-KO764+530) Contract Location : Northern Samar Brief Description/Scope of Work : Reblocking 10 blocks, thick=0.23m, Asphalt Overlay from KO747+365-KO762+156, with exception, thick=50mm, Reflectorized Thermoplastic Pavement Marking (white & yellow) from KO747+365-KO762+156 with exception, Pedestrian Lane, 3 location Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php 42,482,303.92 (Subject for Approval by DPWHRegional Office VIII) Contract Duration : 140 Calendar Days Cost of Bidding Documents : Php 20,000.00

(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

II. Contract ID Contract Name

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES MANILA


2nd Floor, Joaquin Gonzales Hall, Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Room University of the Philippines Manila P. Faura St. corner Ma. Orosa St., Manila Telefax # 525-43-22 / 526-22-75

The Health Sciences Center BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE-III

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: 13IH0011 : Improvement/Rehabilitation of Allen - Catarman Road, (KO704+000-KO706+000) Contract Location : Lavezares, Northern Samar Brief Description/Scope of Work : Asphalt Overlay for an Area=8,945.65m2 & thick=80.00mm from KO704+000-KO706+000 with exception with Reflectorized Thermoplastic Pavement Marking (white & yellow) Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php 19,666,403.12 (Subject for Approval by DPWHRegional Office VIII) Contract Duration : 80 Calendar Days Cost of Bidding Documents : Php 10,000.00 The DPWH Northern Samar 1st Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar, through the FY-2013 GAA intends to apply the sum above stated being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the abovementioned contracts. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The DPWH Northern Samar 1 Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar, now invites bids for the abovementioned description of works. Completion of the Works is required for the above stated contract duration. 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.
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INVITATION TO BID
1. The University of the Philippines Manila though its Bids and Awards Committee III (BAC 3), invites suppliers/manufacturer/distributors/ contractors to apply for eligibility and to bid for the hereunder projects: Name of Project: Requesting Unit/Location: Approved Budget for the Contract Bid Documents Contract Duration: PR No.: Source of Fund: Supply of High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) (2 units) NIH-IHG Php 14,000,000.00 Php 4,200.00 Single bid NIH-IHG-12-281 439-184-142

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Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using nondiscretionary pass/fail criterion in the Eligibility Check and Preliminary Examination of Bids as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (lRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, organizations or joint venture with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.

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Interested bidders may obtain further information from The DPWH Northern Samar 1st Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 A.M. 5:00 P.M. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount stated above. Issuance of Bidding Documents will be on October 9 Nov. 6, 2012. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids.

2. Prospective bidders should have experience in undertaking a similar project within the last two (2) years amounting to 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-qualification of the lowest calculated responsive bid shall be conducted. 3. All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference, Evaluation of Bids, PostQualification and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). 4. The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Activities Issuance of Bid Documents Pre-bid Conference Opening of Bids Bid Evaluation Post-qualification Issuance of Notice of Award Schedule Starting October 12, 2012 October 24, 2012, 9:30 a.m. November 7, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. Within two (2) weeks after the opening Within one (1) week after the bid evaluation Seven (7) days after Post-qualification

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Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 6, 2012 8:30 AM 9:00 AM NS 2nd DEO Sub Office, Brgy. Rawis, Laoang, N. Samar. The Opening of Bids @ 2:00 PM same date and time. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. Department Order No. 58, dated August 29, 2012: Inclusion of Materials on the Pledge Equipment of a Bidder in his bid documents. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Northern Samar 2 District Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar 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.
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The DPWH Northern Samar 1st Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 26, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at the Conference Room, DPWH Northern Samar 1st Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar which shall be open to all interested parties. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before Nov. 6, 2012 at 9:00 A.M. at the BAC Office, The DPWH Northern Samar 1st Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened on November 6, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.

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To bid for this contract, a contractor must purchased bidding documents and meet the following major criteria: a) prior registration with DPWH, BAC-CPO, Manila; b) 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 at least equal to 10% of ABC Bidders shall submit their bids through their duly Authorized Liaison Officers only as specified in the Contractors Information (CI). Submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) is no longer required to participate in the bidding, per D.O. No. 64, Series of 2012. The DPWH Northern Samar 1st Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar 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 or obligation to the affected bidder or bidders.

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5. Bid Documents will be made available only to eligible bidders upon payment of a non-refundable amount stated above for each project to the U.P. Manila Cashier's Office. 6. UP Manila assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. 7. The University of the Philippines Manila reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any formality or defects therein, or to accept such as may be considered most advantageous to UP Manila. 8. All inquiries shall be directed to the BAC III Secretariat at tel. no. 525-4322 / 526-2275. This is also posted at the UP Manila Official Web: http://www.upm.edu.ph/procurement (Sgd.) JOSELITO C. JAMIR, MD Vice Chancellor for Administration
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For further information, please refer to: Department of Public Works and Highways Northern Samar 2nd District Engineering Office Cor. Balite and Garcia Streets Catarman, Northern Samar Tel. /Fax: (055) 251-8254 (SGD.) ROMULO D. GONZALES BAC Chairman

10. For further information, please refer to: Attention: Head, BAC Secretariat BAC Office, DPWH Northern Samar 1st District Engineering Office, Catarman, N. Samar Telefax No.: (055)500-9165 or (055)251-8190

Approved: (SGD.) DAVID P. ADONGAY, JR., DPA District Engineer


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(Sgd.) SANDY T. PUA OIC, District Engineer

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS


Benguet 2nd District Engineering Office OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER Natubleng, Buguias, Benguet

Republic of the Philippines

OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR


Caraga Region XIII J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways

Republic of the Philippines

INVITATION TO BID
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Benguet Second District Engineering Office, Natubleng, Buguias, Benguet, through DPWH REGULAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS CY 2013 invites contractors to bid for the afore mentioned projects: 1. Contract ID : Contract Name : 12PF024 REHABILITATION / RECONSTRUCTION / UPGRADING OF DAMAGED PAVED NATIONAL ROADS (Intermittent Sections) (Package XIV2012) Contract Location: KAPANGAN, BENGUET a) ACOP-KAPANGAN-KIBUNGAN-BAKUN ROAD K0287+002 TO K0287+406 ABC: P 6,977,422.50 b) ACOP-KAPANGAN-KIBUNGAN-BAKUN ROAD K0287+431 TO K0287+494 ABC: P 1,078,716.00 c) ACOP-KAPANGAN-KIBUNGAN-BAKUN ROAD K0288+321 TO K0288+831 ABC: P 8,723,036.57 Scope of Work: (RCP-Roads-New Construction-PCCP Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : P 16,779,175.00 Contract Duration: 80 calendar days

Department of Public Works and Highways Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Engineering Office Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City Region X Telefax (088) 856-8774

INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Award Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office XIII, Butuan City, through the EMB - Central Offices Capital Outlay under Fund 101-A.03.9 invites contractors to bid for the following project(s): 1. a. Contract ID: b. Contract Name: c. d. e. f. h. 12N00046 Proposed Completion of EMB - 13 Laboratory & Regional Training Center Contract Location: Brgy. Ambago, Butuan City Scope of Works : Completion of the EMB Building (Roof Deck Slab, CHB Walls, Doors & Windor, Paintings. Tile Works, Ceiling, Plumbing and Site Development Approved Budget for the Contract: PhP12, 904,479.28 Contract Duration: 240 Calendar Days Bid Document Fee: PhP 10,000.00

INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH-CDOC District Engineering Office through the CY 2012 MVUC Projects invites contractors to bid for the aforementioned project: Contract ID Contract Name : 12KD0058 : Repair/Rehab/Impvt.of Sayre Highway, Km 1433+000 to Km 1433+500 with exceptions, Cagayan de Oro City Contract Location : Cagayan de Oro City Brief Description : Repair, Rehabilitation and Improvement of roads Total Approved Budget for the Contract: Php 9,900.000.00 Duration : 30 Calendar Days The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations 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), purchased 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% 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 Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCW-Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents 2. Pre-bid Conference 3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders 4. Receipt of Bids 5 Opening of Bids From October 12, 2012 to October 31, 2012 October 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm October 26, 2012 until 12:00 noon October 31, 2012 until 12:00 am October 31, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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 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 Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW Central Office will only process contractors' applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractor's Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. Letter of Intent thru mail will not be accepted. Only Authorized Liaison Officer as reflected in the Contractor's Registration Certificate (CRC) will be allowed to transact with the BAC. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents 2. Pre-Bid Conference 3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders 4. Receipt of Bids 5. Opening of Bids From September 28 November 6, 2012 October 25, 2012 (10:30 am) October 31, 2012 (before 12:00 noon) Until 10:00am November 6, 2012 November 6, 2012, 10:30am

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 this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchased 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 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 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 Office before the Deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCW-Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration, with complete requirements, and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents 2. Pre-Bid Conference 3. Receipt of Bids 4. Opening of Bids October 12, 2012 November 6, 2012 October 25, 2012 @ 9:00 a.m. November 7, 2012 @ 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. November 7, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at Benguet Second District Engineering Office, Natubleng, Buguias, Benguet,upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Pesos (P 10,000.00). Prospective bidders may also download the BDs, if available, from the DPWH web site. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids Documents. 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 specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The Benguet Second District Engineering Office, Natubleng, Buguias, Benguet, reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process anytime prior contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders. Approved by: (Sgd.) EDUARDO C. GALANZA OIC-Asst. District Engineer BAC Chairman DPWH-BSDEO, Natubleng, Buguias, Benguet

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH Regional Office XIII, J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City, upon payment of a non-refundable fee stated above. 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 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 specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualification The DPWH Regional Office XIII, J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process anytime prior contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s. Approved by: (Sgd.) JULIETA M. NAMUAG, MPA BAC Vice-Chairman

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-CDOC District Engineering Office upon payment of a non refundable fee of Php 10,000.00. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from 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. Bids must accompanied by a bid security, in the amount of and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelop shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelop shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post qualification. The DPWH-Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Engineering Office reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders. (Sgd.) CESAR M. HIPONA, JR. OIC-Asst. District Engineer BAC Chairman Noted : (Sgd.) ALLAN S. BORROMEO, DM OIC-District Engineer

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Dexter, company ofcial Cristina Salagan and Pag-IBIG Fund ofcial Alex Alvarez because there must be at least ve conspirators in a syndicated estafa charge. We are proscribed from making a disposition with respect to the other accused since only the petitioner led the instant petition. Nevertheless, our disposition nding no probable cause against the petitioner is not without legal implication on the information led against the other accused, the decision read. The respondents were accused of using ghost borrowers and faking documents in obtaining over P6.5 billion in loans from Pag-IBIG in connection with its Xevera housing project in Mabalacat, Pampanga in 2008. Lee is accused of misrepresenting to Pag-IBIG that he had properly evaluated the respective loan applications 9,951 purported buyers, but the housing agencycould not locate 1,000 of the purported buyers while 400 denied applying for housing loans. The CAs ruling could possibly result in the downgrading of the non-bailable syndicated estafa rap to simple estafa, which is bailable. Last week, the Supreme Court junked Lees appeal against the case, afrming a CA ruling that gave way for the DoJ to pursue criminal prosecution of others for syndicated estafa.

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Asiatique case ruling questioned


By Sara Susanne D. Fabunan

VICE President Jejomar Binay led on Thursday a motion for reconsideration of the Court of Appeals Oct. 5 decision to dismiss the syndicated estafa case led against an executive of housing developer Globe Asiatique.
We will pursue our ght for justice for the ordinary Filipino workers who have been victimized by Globe Asiatique. We are condent the CA will reconsider its decision, Binay said who is also chairman of Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and Home Development Mutual (Pag-Ibig) Fund. Binay led the appeal after the appelate court dropped the

charges against Christina Sagun, head of Globe Asiatiques documentation department, after it determined that the Department of Justice abused its discretion in including her in the P7-billion case without sufcient evidence. The DoJ [Department of Justice] committed grave abuse of discretion in including the petitioner [Ms. Sagun] in the information for syndicated estafa, read the 34-page decision penned by Associate Justice Angelita A. Gacutan. But the dropping of the charges against Sagun seriously affects the syndicated estafa charges led against Sagun, Globe Asiatique owner Deln Lee his son

Binay

RPN 9 workers contest lay-off


By Rio N. Araja
ABOUT 230 workers of the sequestered Radio Philippines Network Inc. (RPN 9) have contested the mass retrenchment that is set for Nov. 15 and asked President Aquino to intervene in the their plight. The employees, led by RPN 9 Supervisors Union president Raymon Tomale Jr. and RPN 9 Employees Union president Freddie Muoz, slammed Presidential Communications Operations Ofce Secretary Herminio Coloma for an unexpected announcement of a mass layoff by Nov. 15. We were informed just last Oct. 1 that our employment will be terminated, Tomale said, adding that they received a directive from the management instructing them not to report for work starting Nov. 15. We were given just 45 days before retrenchment. The two labor unions led suits of unfair labor practice and mass termination of employees with the Department of Labor and Employments National Conciliation and Mediation Board against RPN 9 on Oct. 5, and the board will hold the rst hearing at 2 p.m. of Friday. Employees criticized Coloma, who supervises RPN 9, for their the retrenchment despite the existence of a collective bargaining agreement. We are asking DoLE to stop the layoff of employees pending the resolution of the case, Tomale said. As early as March 2011, Coloma announced the plan to privatize RPN 9 and International Broadcasting Corp. 13, and the retention of the National Broadcasting Network 4, the governments agship station. RPN 9, which used to be known as the Kanlaon Broadcasting System, was established by the family of deceased Marcos era sugar baron Roberto Benedicto. The company was sequestered after the 1986 Edsa People Power and the government retains ownership of at least 20 percent while the Benedicto family was able to get back 32 percent. The single largest block, 34 percent, belongs to Solar Television Network after it was able to convert its advances in the beleaguered television station into equity. The remaining 14 percent belongs to individual pioneers of RPN 9, Tomale told the Manila Standard.

Fighting for their jobs. Members of the two unions of the television network RPN 9 hold up signs seeking the aid of President Aquino after the net-

works management formally notied them that their employment will be terminated after Nov. 15. The network which is now controlled by the Benedicto family and Solar TV Network, owned by producers William and Wilson Tieng, is pursuing negotiations with San Miguel Corp. which is interested in acquiring a broadcasting company to complement its telecommunications businesses. MANNY PALMERO

Enrile calls for unity on cybercrime law


CAGAYAN Rep. Juan Jack C. Ponce Enrile Jr. on Thursday praised the wisdom shown by the Supreme Court in issuing a temporary restraining order against the controversial cybercrime prevention law and urged netizens to help in polishing the law for the general good. The heated debates and even street marches that happened prior to the Supreme Courts issuance of the TRO last Tuesday demonstrates the vibrancy of our democratic system of government, Enrile said. Once again, the Supreme Court has demonstrated its wisdom. I laud the honorable justices for their decision in protecting and preserving our fundamental right to free speech and expression, the Cagayan lawmaker said Enrile, who is among the leading Senate candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance for next years elections, said the time for noisy and divisive debates on the merits of [Republic Act] 10175 has passed and the opportunity is once again there for all concerned to join hands in polishing the law for the general good. This cannot be done with more noisy and angry debates outside of the connes of Congress but with a sober and objective appreciation of, rst, what issues the law intends to address and second, what can be done so they can be addressed without trampling on our basic rights, a matter that has caused a lot of worries from various quarters. He also lauded the government for freely allowing the public to air their concerns on the law without breaking up any street protest staged by some groups. The tolerance shown by Malacaang and our police authorities in not shackling these protest actions is not a demonstration of weakness on the part of the government but rather, of the enlightened and liberal policy of Pres. Noy Aquino.

Republic of the Philippines

BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS


BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

Department of Public Works and Highways NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION


2nd St., Port Area, Manila

IN BRIEF
Judge orders Carabuena arrest
A QUEZON City judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of road rage suspect Robert Blair Carabuena, who is charged of direct assault on a person in authority. Branch 42 Judge Juris Dilinila Callanta of the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court issued an arrest warrant against Carabuena and set a P12,000 bail for his provisional liberty. The Quezon City prosecutors ofce indicted Carabuena, who was caught on camera hitting trafc constable Saturnino Fabros of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority last Aug. 11. Rio N. Araja

INVITATION TO BID
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the hereunder project: Name of Project/Brief One (1) lot supply and installation/dismantling of BSP Description Christmas lighting Decorations at the facade of the EDPC and Multi-Storey Buildings, per BSP Scope of Works and Specifications and Drawings Approved Budget for P2,000,000.00 the Contract (ABC) Completion Period a. Installation to be completed not later than 30 November 2012; b. Dismantling shall be completed within fourteen (14) calendar days reckoned from the date stipulated in the Notice to Proceed (NTP) to be issued by Facilities Management and Engineering Department. Bidders should have undertaken a similar requirement awarded and completed from Y2007 to present amounting to at least 50% of the ABC. The Eligibility Check/ Screening as well as the Preliminary Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-qualification of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted. All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-bidding Conference(s), Evaluation of Bids, Post-qualification and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of Republic Act No. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows: Activities 1. Issuance of Bid Documents Schedule Starting 11 October 2012 (from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 and 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. only) Procurement Office Room 212, 2nd Floor, Five-Storey Building A. Mabini corner P. Ocampo Sr. Streets, Malate, Manila Tel. No. 708-7701 local 2229 and Fax No. 708-7117 19 October 2012, 12:30 P.M., MR2A 31 October 2012,2:00 P.M., MR2A These shall be in accordance with the prescribed periods allowed in the revised IRR of R.A. No. 9184.

DPWH ROAD REPAIR ADVISORY


The Public is informed on the following road repairs to be undertaken on October 12 (10 PM) to October 15 (4 AM), 2012. Expect traffic build-up/congestion. Please take alternate routes.

NAME of ROADS/LIMITS
1. R-10 Road, Tondo, Manila (northbound d). between C-2 and Jacinto St., going to Navoltas City 2. C.M. Recto Manila between Masangkay and A. Rivera 3. EDSA, Quezon City (southbound) between Bansalangin St. and west Avenue(3rd lane from sidewalk)

DPWH OFFICE TEL. NOS.


NMED 714-0608/12 DEL ROGELIO S. CRESPO

Alabang Boy acquitted


ANOTHER Quezon City court acquitted on Thursday another member of the so-called Alabang Boys who was charged of illegal possession and sale of cocaine in September 2008. Branch 227 Judge Elvira Panganiban of the Quezon City regional trial court directed Supt. Hilbert Flor of the Metro Manila District Jail to release Joseph Tecson because the prosecution presented spotty evidence before the court. She also ordered the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to release Tecsons Nissan Frontier pick-up (XLM-326) to his mother, Flora. On Sept. 19, 2008, two other Alabang Boys Jorge Joseph and Richard Brodett were arrested for illegal possession and sale of 60 ecstacy tablets at the Ayala Alabang village in Muntinlupa City, but the court also dismissed the suits against the two. Rio N. Araja

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4. EDSA. Mandaluyong City (northbound) between


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2. Pre-bid conference 3. Opening of Bids 4. Bid Evaluation 5. Post-qualification 6. Notice of Award

5. Samson Road, Caloocan City (westbound) Monumento circle to victory 6. Samson Road, Caloocan City (eastbound) between masagana and Malonzo 7. Samson Road, Caloocan City (eastbound) between A. Mabini St. and T. Bugalllon St.

The ITB and Checklist of Requirements for Bidders may be downloaded from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhiIGEPS) and the BSP Website (www.bsp.gov.ph). The complete set of the Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested bidders from the address stated above upon presentation of the PhilGEPS Suppliers Order Form and payment of a non-refundable fee in the amount of P 5,000.00. Only bidders who have purchased the Bidding Documents shall be allowed to raise or submit written queries or clarifications. The BSP assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. The BSP reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to declare the bidding a failure, not to award the contract, 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 bidders. Furthermore, the BSP reserves the right to waive any minor defects or formality and to accept the proposal most advantageous to the agency. (Sgd.) ENRIQUE C. DOMINGO Chairman
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For any concern. complaint, suggestion, recommendation, observation, please call 165-02; or (02) 536-3477 or text DPWH (space) message then send to 2920. Thank you NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION Department of Public Works and Highways 2nd Street, Port Area, Manila Tel. Nos. (02) 304-3713; 304-3620; 304-3700

Musician nabbed for drugs


THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives nabbed former reality television contestant Yvan Lambatan show for selling shabu to an agent who posed as a a buyer on Tuesday. PDEA director general Jose Gutierrez Jr. said Lambatan, a musician from Lower Balacbac, Santo Tomas Proper in Baguio City, was a former scholar of the Pinoy Dream Academy Season 1 in 2006. Gutierrez said a PDEA undercover against arrested Lambatan in front of teh 18 BC bar on Legarda Road in Baguio City where his band performs. Lambatan was already apparently identied as a narcotics trader in 2010 and was nearly arrested at one time, he added. The musician is under the custody of PDEA in Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet. Gigi Munoz David

(Sgd.) REYNALDO G. TAGUDANDO Regional Director


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DLSZs Frances Marie Roxas (9) tries to protect the ball from Miriam Colleges Isabella Marie Azuin and Pauline Ibuyan. DLSZ won, 40-20.

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La Salle-Zobel prevails
DEFENDING champion of the 13-Under category De La Salle Santiago Zobel started its title defense with a convincing win against Miriam College Team A, 40-20, in the opening round of the MILO-sponsored Womens Basketball League at the Fr. Rafael Cortina Gym in Xavier School, San Juan City. This prestigious tournament is organized by the BEST Center, Inc., the Philippines premier basketball school and the recipient of the Philippine Olympic Committee Olympism Award. In the other half of the 13-Under category action, Saint Pedro Poveda College proved too much for Miriam College Team B with the score of 38-17. In Group A of the 17-Under Developmental category, Colegio De Sta. Rosa Makati overwhelmed Casimiro Ynares Memorial National High School 21-3 while New Era High School bested St. Marys College 37-18. In Group B, Assumption Antipolo won 4022 against Colegio San Agustin Makati while St. James Academy blasted Philippine Womens University with the score of 37-3. Meanwhile, in 17-Under Competitive Group A action, Southville International School and Colleges beat St. Paul College Pasig 31-19 while in Group B, San Beda Alabang and St. Bridget School got their rst wins of the season by beating Saint Pedro Poveda College and Montessori Integrated School with the score of 38-29 and 58-49, respectively. Lastly, in the 25-Under category, UP Diliman won against defending champion National University 37-35 and Don Bosco Technical College bested University of Asia & the Pacic 55-51 to lead Group A while in Group B, PWU and St. Scholasticas College Manila got the upper hand against their opponents UST and UP Los Baos with the score of 67-57 and 51-48, respectively.

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FIRE up your October weekends as two Filipino boxing sensationsNonito The Filipino Flash Donaire and AJ Bazooka Banaldisplay their boxing prowess against foreign opponents live, uninterrupted and in high-denition this month via SKYcable Season Pass. After downing Jeffrey Mathebula in his last bout via unanimous decision, Donaire, the reigning World Donaire Boxing Organization and International Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion, is back to take on the toughest ght of his career ever. Donaire goes up against the dangerous Japanese ghter Toshiaki Nishioka, the former junior featherweight champion, for the vacant WBC Diamond super bantamweight title at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on Oct. 14. On Oct. 20, Filipino champion AJ Bazooka Banal gets a crack at the WBO Oriental bantamweight crown as he ghts the champion Pungluan Sor Singyu of Thailand in Pinoy Pride XVII at the 18,000-seater Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Expect Banal to go allout in front of his Filipino fans. Show your support for our Filipino ghters in these series of boxing matches. Enjoy front row seats at the comfort of your home. Subscribe to these boxing matches on SKYcable Season Pass (Standard Denition on Digibox or High Denition) for only 499. Not yet on SKYcable HD? Upgrade today for as low as P399 one-time installation fee! For the hottest sports matches and for more information on SKYcable HD, log on to www.mysky.com.ph. Call SKYs 24-hour customer service hotlines 381-0000 or text them at 0917-631000 and 0918-863-1000, and sign up for a FREE 15-day HD trial.

Archers, AU Chiefs upbeat


THREE days before the 2012 IPPC Football PreSeason Cup kicks off on Sunday at the Nuvali Football grounds in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, four other schools have expressed their readiness to show their wares in the rst-ever pre-season collegiate football festival, featuring the best from the University Athletic Association of the Philippines and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Coaches from De La Salle University, league will help their respective teams Mapua, Arellano and Emilio Aguinaldo gauge their readiness for the coming College were one in saying that the football season. La Salle coach Hans Peter Smit, the most veteran among the coaches, who had also coached the national team from the early 1980s to 2002, said the league is just what football needs. This is very good thing! It is what most university/collegiate coach/players wanted for years now --to pit the top teams against each other. It will showcase the different brand of college football. Denitely, it will prepare my team for the upcoming UAAP season. Having a number of games against other university teams will gauge DLSUs program, where we are right now and how we will fare in the UAAP, said Smit. Arellano coach Ravelo Saluria, EACs Michael Agbayani and Mapuas Casper Ngo, all agreed that the tournament organized by the Filoil Flying V Sports and sponsoredby Nuvali, Natures Spring, Molten, N20 Gastropub and Bacchus Energy Drink, will keep their teams sharp going into the regular tournament. This will help us a lot in terms of exposure. It will serve as a venue for us to gauge the readiness of our team, identify its weaknesses and be able to work on it, said Saluria, who donned the national colors in 1981-1982.

Christians in government hold 1st golf tourney


THE Fellowship of Christians in Government Inc. will hold its rst Invitational Golf Tournament to help raise fund for FOCIGs Values Formation and Learning seminars for the military and police. The tournament is set on Oct. 25, from 7 a.m.. to 3 p.m. at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, Mandaluyong City. FOCIG, a faith-based and a non-prot organization, has been conducting leadership seminars for the military and police since 2005 and 2007. Recently, Philippine National Police Chief Nicanor Bartolome approved FOCIGs leadership seminar for all senior ofcials of PNP nationwide to help enhance the Moral Recovery and Transformation Program of the police force as well the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Sponsors for the event include Hanford Sport, Concept One, PSBI-Philstone, Security Bank Corp., Bank of Makati, L & I, Ever Bilena Cosmetics, Isetann, Freego, Arizona Marketing, Comark International Corp., Asiatic Group of Companies, Vista Land, Rockwell Club, Club Car Philippines, Sonicprint Inc., Revolutionary Solutions Technologies and Products Inc., Webtex Manufacturing Corp., Willex Movers Inc., Novellino, Bounty Fresh and CJ Puno Foundation.
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Republic of the Philippines DePaRtment of Public WoRks anD HigHWays Office of the District Engineer cebu 5th District Engineering Office V. Sotto Street, Cebu City

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The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways Cebu 5th District Engineering Office, invites contractors to bid for the aforementioned project. Contract ID: Contract Name: 12HI0025 Construction of Flood Control and Drainage Facility along Cebu North Hagnaya Wharf Road (Intermittent Section) Liloan, Cebu K0014+505-K0017+000 Contract Location: Liloan,Cebu Scope of Work: Removal of Structure and Obstruction, Structure Excavation, Pipe Culvert (610mm dia.), Manhole (610mm RCPC), Concrete Curb & Gutter, Concrete Sidewalk Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php 19,003,391.88 Contract Duration : 150 calendar days Contract ID: Contract Name: 12HI0026 Repair & Maintenance of Flood Control Structure located @ Naghalin River, Naghalin, Catmon, Cebu Contract Location: Catmon, Cebu Scope of Work: Structure Excavation (soft rock) Riprap (class A) Grouted Riprap (class A) and Gabions Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 1,948,712.99 Contract Duration: 80 calendar days Contract ID: Contract Name: 12HI0027 Repair & Maintenance of Flood Control Structure located @ Bawo River, Bawo, Catmon, Cebu Contract Location: Catmon, Cebu Scope of Work: Structure Excavation (soft rock) Riprap (class A), Grouted Riprap (class A) and Gabions Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 1,948,714.11 Contract Duration: 80 calendar days Contract ID: Contract Name: 12HI0028 Repair & Maintenance of Flood Control Structure located @ Suba River, Suba, Danao City Contract Location: Danao City Scope of Work: Structure Excavation (soft rock), Grouted Riprap (class A) and Gabions Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 2,869,485.12 Contract Duration : 100 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 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 nondiscretionary 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 Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Prospective bidders may download the Registration and LOI Forms from the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The BAC will issue hard copies of LOI Forms at Department of Public Works and Highways-Cebu 5th District Engineering Office, V. Sotto St., Cebu City. Prospective bidders shall submit their accomplished LOis and obtain the results of the eligibility check at the same address. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents 2. Receipt of LOIs from Prospective Bidders 3. Pre-Bid Conference 4. Receipt of bids 5. Opening of Bids FROM: 10/11/12 TO: 10/31/12 Deadline: 10/24/12 12:00 NOON 10/19/2012 10:00 A.M. 10/31/2012 8:00-10:00 A.M. 10/31/2012 10:30 A.M.

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should realize that there is only one way to regain some of the glitter he has lost the last three fights. And that is by way of knockDENNIS PRINCIPE ing out his upcoming opponent Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan. Though he won his last three ghts, Donaire must be aware REDEMPTION could be in the that those were not the type of mind of trainer Freddie Roach when victories that ght fans and critics his prized ward Manny Pacquiao were expecting from him. battles bitter Mexican rival Juan For his last three outings, Donaire Manuel Marquez for a fourth time. defeated Omar Narvaez of ArgenRoach has been winless in his last tina, Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. of Puerto four title ghts, making it imperative Rico and Jeffrey Mathebula and for the revered guru to deliver a win Jeffrey Mathebula, but all those trivia Pacquiaos Dec. 8 ght date oppo- umphs were by 12-round decisions. site Marquez. A lot was expected from Donaire The dubious streak of Roach started since he scored a smashing secondDecember of last year when his Brit- round stoppage against Mexican suish pupil Amir Khan lost to American perstar Fernando Montiel February Lamont Peterson via decision. of last year. Roach and Khan teamed up once Donaire will stake his World Boxing more in July this year, but the British Organization and International Boxing champion suffered a more humiliating Federation superbantamweight belts ver4th-round TKO defeat to undefeated su- sus Nishioka in a 12-round title bout this perlightweight champion Danny Garcia. Sunday, Manila time at the Home Depot Roach also worked in the corner Center in Carson, California. of Pacquiao and Mexican Julio CeDREAM BOUT. Top Rank chief exsar Chavez, when both boxing super- ecutive Bob Arum said his other prized stars were decisioned by American Filipino ward Nonito Donaire Jr. will get Timothy Bradley and Sergio Marti- to fight undefeated WBC champion Abner nez of Argentina, respectively. Mares, only if the Mexican boxer opts not The ve-time trainer of the year, to renew his contract with their promotional however, said he now feels more con- rival Golden Boy Promotions. dent about Pacquiao scoring a truly The Donaire-Mares bout has been decisive win over Marquez after the touted as the biggest ght that will Filipino boxing icon is set to establish ever happen in the superbantama two-month training camp at the Wild weight class, owing to the explosive Card Gym in Hollywood which will reputation of both combatants. commence on Oct. 15. Donaire and Mares have stated This is a huge development on the their eagerness to face each other and part of Roach, whos been traveling back unify all the belts they both own to and forth with Pacquiao since the Filipi- establish boxings undisputed world no icon preferred a Baguio City training super bantamweight champion. camp during the first of their two-month But promotional wranglings bepreparation in all their fights since 2009. tween the two outts have hindered KO ENDING. Mexicos Juan Man- not only this ght, but also most of pouel Marquez has been preparing a ght tentially explosive match-ups involvstrategy that aims to score a resound- ing boxers from both companies. ing knockout versus Pacquiao. Mares, whos contract with Golden Marquezs trainer Ignacio Na- Boy will reportedly expire next year, is cho Beristain said the results of scheduled to defend his World Boxing their three close ghts against Pac- Council strap versus bantamweight quiao is giving them enough motiva- king Anselmo Moreno on Nov. 10 at tion to work hard in training camp. the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Beristain said their third face-off last OTHER BRO. Glenn Donaire, older November saw Marquez matching up brother of the more illustrious Nonito, Jr. with the vaunted speed of Pacquiao is still pursuing a dream of fighting for and this gave them the chance to take another world championship. the Filipino champion off his feet. The 32-year-old Donaire (19-5Even if a kockout wont be achieved, 2, 10KOs) is coming off a 12-round Beristain believes his ward will score one unanimous decision loss to Mexican to two knockdowns because of their fa- Omar Lobito Soto last Sept. 14 in miliarity with Pacquiaos style. Tampa, Florida. Pacquiao and Marquez will meet Like a man in a hurry, Donaire for a fourth time on Dec. 8 at the instantly grabbed the opportunity of MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las ghting another former world chamVegas, Nevada. pion from Mexico Giovani Segura Meanwhile, Filipino world superban- which is tentatively set on Dec. 8 at a tamweight champion Nonito Donaire, Jr. venue to be announced.

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OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
AIbay III District Engineering Office Paulog, Ligao City

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the Department of Public Works and Highways Albay 3rd District Engineering Office, through its Bids and Awards Committee (SAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contract( s): Contract ID: Contract Name: 12FOO091 Construction of New Road, Sitio Bagacay, Balaba, Polangui Albay Contract Location: Polangui Albay, Scope of Work: Construction of Road Approved Budget for the Contract: (ABC): Php.14,625,069.19 Contract Duration: 90 calendar days Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations and applicable DPWH Department Orders/ Memorandum like D.O. #64 Series of 2012. To bid for this contract, interested contractor must download the Bid Documents including the plans at the DPWH website and must pay the non refundable amount of P10,000,00 for tender documents at the cashier of any DPWH office on or before the deadline, and the contractor must meet the following major criteria:(a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture with PCAB License applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (c) completion of a Similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (d) Net Financial Contracting capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment for at least 10% of ABC. The BAC of the DPWH Regional Office no. V will conduct the eligibility checking using the Civil Works Registry (CWR) System. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the DPWH POCW Central Office before the deadline for the receipt of payments for tender documents. The DPWH-POCW Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration, with complete requirements, and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Pre-Bid Conference 2. Deadline for payments of Bid Documents 3. Submission of Bids 4. Opening of Bids October 17, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. October 29, 2012 until 10:00 A.M October 29,2012 until 2:00 P.M. October 29 2012 at 2:01 P.M.

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This office will verify from Accounting Section thru Electronic National Government Accounting System (E-NGAS) the names of contractor who made payments at other DPWH Office, however, Contractors that made payments on other DPWH office may also email their receipt at dpwh.albay2@gmail.com or may present the original receipt at the BAC of this office for inclusion to the list of contractor that will be submitted to the Regional Office for Eligibility Screening. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualification. the DPWH Albay III District Engineering Office, Paulog, Ligao City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders. Approved by: (Sgd.) BENICIO S. SAZON BAC Chairman Noted: (Sgd.) EFREN C. MANALO, MPA District Engineer
(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-Cebu 5th District Engineering Officer upon payment of a non-refundable fee of P 10,000.00 for the project 12HI0025, and P 5,000 each for projects 12HI0026-12HI0028. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website and shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. the DPWH-Cebu 5th District Engineering Office reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior to the contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/so Approved by: (Sgd.) EDENNA G.GUERRERO BAC Chairman
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AZKALS BATTLE BAHRAIN


THE Philippine Azkals, with the Younghusband brothers still absent from the roster, will meet the Bahrain national football team on Friday and the United Arab Emirates side on Oct. 16 in Bahrain. Philippine Football Federation president Mariano Nonong Araneta said before he left for Bahrain Wednesday that the friendlies will determine the readiness of the Azkals for the coming Suzuki Cup. Peter Atencio

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OCTOBER 12, 2012

Eagles extend dynasty


From Page 1 It was really a close one this time and we really had to make big plays down the stretch to win the game, Black added. During USTs scoreless spell, Ravena hit four of eight free throws and helped hand the Eagles a 55-49 edge in the nal 7:49. With Jeric Teng and Karim Abdul held to three and two points, respectively, in the nal period, the Tigers banked on a split free throw from Kevin Ferrer and a putback from Teng with 2:05 left to come to within 58-60. UST had a chance to equalize again, but it bungled two opportunities in the last 1:12, when Abdul slipped on the oor while trying to go for a basket, even as Ferrer took too long to inbound the ball in the next instance. Greg Slaughter tallied 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Tiongson contributed 10. Fortuna made a game-high 20 points for UST, while Teng provided nine. The dengue-stricken Carmelo Afuang played, but only had three rebounds. Breaks of the game ang lahat ng nangyari. Para sa kanila talaga iyun (title). My hats off to coach Norman for his ve years of championships, said UST coach Pido Jarencio, who gave Black a handshake before retreating to the dugout as white confetti began to rain down the court. Jarencio was hoping for a repeat of the Tigers feat in the 2006 nals, when they were able to equalize in Game 2 and claim the crown with another win in the third game. But the Eagles had other plans. Meanwhile, Camille Sambile and most valuable player Allana Lim made 16 and 15 points, respectively, for the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, who whipped the La Salle Lady Archers, 70-66, in Game 2 for their 11th womens crown. In the junior nals, MVP Jerie Pingoy tallied 32 points and 11 rebounds for the FEU Baby Tams, who turned back the defending champion National University Bullpups, 113-109, for their second junior title since 1987. NU standout Bobby Ray Parks was hailed as this seasons MVP in the senior division. He joined Abdul, Slaughter, FEUs Terrence Romeo and La Salles Jeron Teng, who was named Rookie of the Year, in the Mythical Five. The Growling Tigers enjoyed a 29-26 edge in the last 45.3 seconds, when Teng struck with two charities and Abdul connected with a putback. Seldom-used Kim Kaizen Lo and Fortuna showed the way for UST at halftime with eight points apiece. The Tigers took the upperhand in the rst period off Los drive with 14.1 seconds to go, 14-13.

Ateneos Kiefer Ravena (center) is pressured by USTs Aljon Mariano (left) and Jeric Teng in a UAAP championship game won by the Eagles, 65-62. SONNY ESPIRITU

Altas catch last bus to NCAA Final 4


THE Perpetual Help Altas capitalized on a missed basket by opposing cager Alex Almario and Earl Thompsons split charity in the endgame to thwart the Jose Rizal University Heavy Bombers, 73-68, at the Arena in San Juan, last night. The win allowed the Altas to earn the last ticket in the 88th National Collegiate Athletic Association mens basketball Final Four. The Heavy Bombers will miss the Final Four for the rst time in six seasons, while the Altas, who will be in their rst semis stint in 13 years, will meet the top-seeded San Beda Red Lions at the start of the senior division seminals at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum. The second-seeded San Sebastian Stags battle the Letran Knights at 6 p.m. in the other pairing. Meanwhile, the La Salle Greenhills Greenies turned back the Letran Squires, 75-70, to clinch the fourth seeding in the junior division. Robert Bolick Jr. led the Greenies with 34 points and into their 14th win 19 games. They will face the second -seeded San Sebastian Staglets in the Final Four at 2 p.m., while the top-seeded San Beda Red Cubs will meet the Squires at 12 noon. Peter Atencio

Alvarado or Rios next for Pacquiao?


IF Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao beat Juan Manuel Marquez in their fourth encounter at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in December, hell most probably take on the winner of this Saturdays war between junior welterweights Brandon Bam Bam Rios and Mike Alvarado. Arum told the Manila Standard in Los Angeles that a showdown between Pacquiao and the winner of the RiosAlvarado battle could be unbelievable. He said the ght will be at 147 pounds and that Pacquiao, who recently extended his contract with Arum to Dec. 31, 2014, told him that he wanted to ght no later than the middle of April, so he can come back to the Philippines for the elections next May. He said should Pacquiao win and face either Rios or Alvarado, the public will go crazy for that ght. Imagine Manny against either of these animals (Rios or Alvarado.) Manny will have to become an animal himself. Absolutely. These guys will make him an animal. In reaction to the possibility of ghting Pacquiao, the undefeated Alvarado said: Thats awesome. Thats better motivation for this ght. (against Rios). I hope thats the way it turns out and Im ready for this moment in my life. As for Floyd Mayweather Jr., who hasnt been heard from recently, Arum noted: Mayweather is silent. Hes telling people that hes not sure he wants to ght anymore and hes saying what he really believes. That doesnt mean that he wont ght. Ronnie Nathanielsz

Pangasinan scoops 7 golds Donaire boasts: Im


LINGAYENPangasinan asserted its dominance after scooping seven gold medals in athletics, even as Jamleth Marie Villanueva of Olongapo City added two more victories in the pool yesterday in the Philippine Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission Batang Pinoy Games here. Francis Marron of Umingan, Pangasinan followed up his 400-meter dash title with victories in the boys 13-under 400m hurdles and 4x100m relay, together with double-gold winners Mark Laurence Sanguir and Paul Isaac Manibog. Marron, a Grade 7 pupil from Umingan Central National High School, clinched his third gold in the 400m hurdles (1:06.1). Sanguir checked in second (1:07.5) and James Galima of Candon, Ilocos Sur copped the bronze (1:07.9) A slew of double gold medalists also helped the host province haul 28 golds in track and eld in the rst two days of competition. They are Briceline Soriano (girls 13-under long jump and 100m dash), Rico Navarro (boys 13-under long jump and 1500m run), Jasmine Suniga (girls 14-15 long jump and 100m dash), Reuben Jacob (boys 13-under shotput and discus throw) and Jayson Torribio (boys 14-15 400m hurdles and 4x100m relay). The spotlight, however, was focused on Leah Taltala, a 12-year-old lass from Baguio City, who seized four gold medals, and her classmate Sisa Carunungan, another triple winner just like Marron. Taltala nailed victories in the girls 13-under high jump, 100m hurdles, triple jump and formed a formidable quartet along with Carunungan in the 4x100m relay. Carunungan won the 1500m run and 2000m. Villanueva, who ruled the girls 11-12 200m backstroke and 200m buttery before helping her team win the 15-under 4x50m medley relay, added the 12-under 100m back and 50m y to her collection. She could make it seven gold medals with the 100m y and 4x40m free scheduled today. ``Im ready for the national championship, said Villanueva, daughter of police superintendent Col. Jeric Villanueva based in Camp Olivas and Subic water manager Thelma. Villanueva clocked 1:19.80 to defeat Christian Llanne Vallejos of San Jose Del Monte (1:22.30) and Allana Sagubo of Baguio City (1:23.50) for her fth gold medal of the games designed to discover talented athletes 15 years old and below. Rafael Barreto snatched another gold in the pool after clocking 30.82 seconds in the boys 12-under 50m y. The 11-year-old from Guiginto, Bulacan, who earlier won the 100m free and 400m free, defeated Romeo Santos of Malolos (34.87) and Baron Kurt Bibat of San Jose Del Monte (37.23).

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ght, that (KO) is not his top priority. I took all that (chances for a KO win) out. I need to win. Its not an experiment of a ght anymore, its a ght that I want to win, said Donaire, conceding its always complicated to ght guys, who are southpaws, but we are ready for anything, thats why we trained very hard. We recruited sparring partners, who could emulate the speed and power of Nishioka. Donaire revealed that his camp is in-tune and focused. If I get to see that opportunity to switch to a southpaw, then I will, but again its a ght that I cant take risks. He also downplayed the one-year layoff of Nishioka since his unanimous decision win over Mexican Rafael Marquez. One year s absence may make a slight difference, but he is a veteran and its easy to shake that off after a couple of minutes in the rounds. While he desires to entertain the fans, Donaire made it clear that he wont take Nishioka lightly. We are taking everything that we can, we are creating everything we can and not get careless. Its a battle of skills, a battle of strategy, a battle of speed and maybe power.

By Ronnie Nathanielsz
MANHATTAN BeachWorld Boxing Organization and International Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire is condent that he is better than World Boxing Council champion emeritus Toshiaki Nishioka, who he will face for the coveted WBC Diamond Belt at the Home Depot Center in Carson City, California on Sunday (Manila time) in a ght to be telecast by ABSCBN Channel 2 at 10:15 a.m.. I am condent that I am better than him, much faster and punch harder, although he too, is strong. But with power, its always dangerous, Donaire told the Manila Standard at a media workout at the Justin Fortune Gym in Los Angeles. Donaire added: I expect a very tactical ght anchored on speed and power. We both have power and we both have speed. It (the ght) can end at the earliest in the rst round, or when the last bell of the 12th round sounds. The four-division world champion conceded that he will look for a knockout for the fans, but for this

Painters dedicate games to late coach


By Jeric Lopez
RAIN or Shine will have a special reason to play inspired after it lost a beloved member of the team. Elasto Painters assistant coach Roehl Nadurata recently passed away, but his team promised to dedicate all of Rain or Shines game to his memory in the 2012 Philippine Basketball Association Philippine Cup. As Rain or Shine (1-1) resumes its campaign today against Air21 (1-1) at 7:30 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, it will denitely play with a heavy heart. Its really sad, said Painters coach Yeng Guiao of Nadurata, who served as his assistant for more than 20 years dating back to their days with Swift in the early 1990s. We will offer all of our games to him (Nadurata) starting today. We will play for him, said Guiao. Nadurata, who battled lung cancer, passed away last Tuesday afternoon due to complications from his illness. His nal game was when the Elasto Painters won the Governors Cup last season before his health deteriorated. Rain or Shine may be the superior team in terms of line-up coming in, but it will be Air21 which will head tonight with some momentum on its side. The Express and their coach Franz Pumaren netted their rst franchise win in the Philippine Cup an 88-81 triumph over Global Port last Sunday, while the Elasto Painters suffered a heartbreaking 98-94 setback at the hands of Barangay Ginebra on the same day. In the opening game, Talk N Text (1-0) is heavily favored against the winless Batang Pier (02) in their 5:15 p.m. match.

PBA Commissioner Chito Salud (center) is shown with Richie De Quina (left), Vice President for Marketing and Business Development and Jaime Alcantara, President of My Phone, during the press conference announcing the partnership between the pro league and My Phone. They are joined here by (from left, behind) Doug Kramer of Barako Bull, Arwind Santos and Alex Cabagnot of Petron.

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Ray S. Eano, Editor extrastory2000@gmail.com Roderick T. dela Cruz, Assistant Editor Netherlands and the United States. Pangilinan said PLDT remained condent in the long-term prospects of SPi given the strength of the business model and management team. He said SPi was well positioned to capitalize on signicant market opportunities for further growth. PLDT set up ePLDT, which had call center and data center operations, in the early 2000s. The groups outsourcing business was later consolidated under SPi Global, which posted gains in the past two years and accounted for 5 percent of the PLDT groups total revenues. SPi is considered the largest Filipino-owned business process outsourcing rm in the world. PLDTs consolidated service revenues from data and BPO rose 17.4 percent to P47.7 billion in the rst half from P40.6 billion a year ago.

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12 companies keen on SPi


We have gotten initial indications of their offers, but in the next few days we will nd out the nal offer. They are doing a due diligence on the company, he Long Distance told reporters during the 50th year anniversary of a University of the Philippines fraternity. Telephone Co. received offers Pangilinan, however, said PLDT was still studying from at least a dozen foreign its options. No, decision yet on how much we are going to sell, but we may keep some stake. Yes, we and local companies that are are willing to sell a majority stake, he said. interested in taking over its He said more than a dozen companies within the wholly-owned business process region were interested in buying into the BPO rm. They are not necessarily BPO rms, but private outsourcing unit SPi Global. equity rms, Pangilinan said. PLDT chairman Manuel Pangilinan said the group PLDT earlier said it was exploring options how was willing to sell a majority stake in SPi Global, to dispose of its outsourcing unit, which employs although it might decide to keep a minority stake in over 18,000 people across six countries, including the outsourcing unit. the Philippines, India, Vietnam, Australia, the

By Lailany P. Gomez

PHILIPPINE

IN BRIEF
Seacem delisting shares
SOUTHEAST Asia Cement Holdings Inc. said Thursday it may delist its shares from the stock exchange due to a planned share buyback program. Seacem said in a disclosure to the stock exchange it would not comply with the 10 percent minimum public ownership requirement of the Philippine Stock Exchange if some 418.81 million shares out of the 1.065 billion Seacem shares owned by the public joined the tender offer. Should Seacem be delisted, its shares would no longer be traded on the PSE and this could affect investors ability to liquidate their investments. In addition any capital gains generated from their subsequent sale or transfer will be subject to the prevailing capital gains tax, the cement holding company said. Seacem on Monday disclosed plans to buy back up to 93 percent of its shares in exchange for shares in Lafarge Republic Inc. Seacem plans to buy back 989.338 million shares held by the public for shares in Lafarge at a ratio of 3.73 Seacem shares for every 1 Lafarge stock and cash of up to P0.028. The primary objective of the voluntary tender offer is to increase the public ownership in Seacems principal investment, Lafarge, to at least 10 percent of the issued and outstanding capital stock, it said. Jenniffer B. Austria

Organic, fancy rice exports are next


By Othel V. Campos
THE government said Thursday it will begin exporting fancy and organic rice varieties to the United States and Europe next year. We are putting in place all the intervention measures needed to enable our farmers, with assistance from the government, of course, to export specialty rice to other countries, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said in an interview. The government is currently focused on the construction of irrigation, farm mechanization and post-harvest facilities to support its target of attaining self-sufciency in rice in 2013. Alcala said rice planted in the newly-restored rice terraces in Banaue, Mountain Province would be exported. Organic colored riceblack, red, brown, or the so-called wild riceand even the long grain, aromatic rice are the focus of an expansion program that involves exporting high-value varieties to other countries. The long grain aromatic rice, we are going to export to the Middle East, possibly in Dubai, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. We are putting in order the most viable packaging we can get We are certain that what we will be exporting are world-class rice, said Alcala. He said the government would aggressively the pursue export plan whether or not the expected sufciency status in rice production is attained in 2013. The government plans to reduce rice imports to just about 100,000 metric tons in 2013 from half a million tons in 2012.

Early sugar exports up


THE Sugar Regulatory Administration is studying an option to speed up the export of sugar to the US and other foreign markets. There is faster accumulation of sugar stocks because of early and faster milling. As such, there is downward pressure on price by simple supply and demand analysis, SRA chief regulatory ofcer Jose Rojo Alisla said in an interview Thursday. He said the SRA referred the possible early exports to the board for study and consultation with industry. A recent inventory of sugar stocks showed that the country has 40,952.8 metric tons of A or US quota sugar and 55,853.24 MT of D, or world market. Sugar milling started on September 1. More mills began operations early in crop year 201213 compared with the previous season. Nine mills are in operation as of Sept. 30 from three that started during the same period in crop year 2011-12. Othel V. Campos

Annual business conference. President Benigno Aquino III addresses the concluding session of the 38th Philippine

Business Conference and Exposition hosted by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Fiesta Pavilion of The Manila Hotel. The conference is the biggest gathering of local and international businessmen in the country where intense and no-holds-barred dialogue lead to economic resolutions and policy pronouncements.

SM Investments raises $500m Risk issues caused By Jenniffer B. Austria GMA deal collapse
SM Investments Corp., the holding company of retail tycoon Henry Sy, said Thursday it raised $500 million from seven-year xed rate bonds, higher than the original target of just $300 million. SM Investments said in a disclosure to the stock exchange the issue was substantially oversubscribed, with offers reaching $3.1 billion from institutional and private banking investors within the Philippines and across Asia and Europe. SM Investments executive vice president and chief nance ofcer Jose Sio said in a text message the strong investor interest enabled the company to increase the initial bond size of $300 million to $500 million. The landmark bond issue was priced 4.25 percent interest rate per annum, described as one of the lowest coupons for a sevenyear xed rate bond issued by a Philippine corporate. This exercise is also our way of maintaining our presence in the bond market and fostering a sustainable relationship with the international investment community, Sio said. Sio earlier said the company would use proceeds from the bond issue to prepay some of the companys existing debt, lengthen the maturity prole of its obligations and improve overall liquidity. SM Investments has exposure in banking, retail and shopping mall development, real estate and tourism-related projects. The conglomerate appointed Citi, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners for the transaction. This is the fourth fund raising of the conglomerate this year. SM Investments launched veyear $250-million convertible bonds that attracted investors across Asia and Europe in February. It raised another P15 billion from the issuance of retail bonds in July and approved the placement of primary common shares worth $150 million via a top up placement in August. The conglomerate earlier reported a 13-percent rise in rst-half net income to P10.9 billion from P9.6 billion a year ago. Sales were driven largely by strong earnings growth of residential development, banks and shopping mall operations. PHILIPPINE Long Distance Telephone Co. chairman Manuel Pangilinan said Wednesday the disagreement on how to share regulatory risks with GMA Network Inc. led to the collapse of negotiations between the two companies. Its not about the price, but really a question of sharing of the regulatory risks... We had a disagreement on the matter, Pangilinan told reporters Wednesday night. Both companies disclosed to the stock exchange last week they ended the discussion on the possible acquisition of a controlling interest by PLDT in the broadcast company, which operates Channel 7 and 11 as well as radio stations. The two parties said they were unable to arrive at mutually acceptable terms despite discussions and efforts in good faith. PLDT, which has investments in other media companies including TV5, will have to secure government approval for the investment in GMA Network to materialize. Pangilinan said the sharing of such regulatory risks caused the deal to collapse. Its over. Our focus now is to make TV5 a viable competitor. We have been putting a lot of money [on TV5], Pangilinan said. PLDT wanted to transform itself into a multi-media company. Pangilinan earlier said the termination of GMA Networks acquisition was not expected to adversely impact the PLDT Groups strategy of evolving from a traditional telecommunications company into a multimedia service company. The PLDT Group continues to believe that owning, producing and providing content across multiple platforms is an important component of its blueprint for growth and as such, intends to pursue its media strategy by building on MediaQuests current investments in TV 5, the countrys third-largest freeto-air television network by audience share, and Cignal TV, the leading provider of directto-home satellite television services, Pangilinan said. Pangilinan, through MediaQuest, earlier attempted to buy 66.67 percent of GMA 7 for P8.5 billion. However, negotiations bogged down as the network demanded a higher price. Lailany P. Gomez

Toyota to recall 22,000 vehicles in PHofficial


By Julito G. Rada
TOYOTA Motor Philippines Corp. will recall 22,000 vehicles in the country as a part of the global repair of 7.43 million units of defective models. TMP vice president Rommel Gutierrez said the 22,000 affected models in the Philippines included Camry, Corolla, Vios, Yaris and Rav4 models sold from 2006 to 2010. Gutierrez said the move was in line with our commitment to safety and quality. Toyota earlier announced the recall of 7.43 million cars, trucks and sports utility vehicles worldwide to x faulty power window switches that can cause res. A company statement said the sliding electrical contact point in the drivers side power window master switch may experience a notchy or sticking feeling during operation, which causes the button to get stuck. Toyota said grease was not applied evenly to the switch during production, causing friction and sometimes smoke and re. Gutierrez said if vehicles were serviced in non-Toyota dealer and commercially available lubricant was used, melting of the switch assembly might occur. As a preventive measure, we will inspect the power window master switch and apply specialized grease or replace specic component if deemed necessary, at no cost to the customer, Gutierrez said. Toyota said it had received more than 200 complaints about the switches in the US, and more from other countries, including 39 in Japan. Most of the complaints were about a sticky feel to the switches while pushing the button to raise or lower the window, but there also were complaints of the smell of smoke, company spokesman John Hanson said. Gutierrez said the cloal company would offer free inspection and replacement of affected parts at all Toyota dealers in the Philippines.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Thursday, October 11, 2012
Indonesia Thailand UAE Euro Korea China India Malaysia New Zealand Taiwan Rupiah Baht Dirham Euro Won Yuan Rupee Ringgit Dollar Dollar 0.000104 0.032563 0.272264 1.290000 0.000898 0.159152 0.018852 0.325468 0.817728 0.034139 0.0043 1.3528 11.3112 53.5931 0.0373 6.6120 0.7832 13.5216 33.9725 1.4183
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Closing October 11, 2012
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P584-P695 LPG/11-kg tank


P47.15-P53.07 Unleaded Gasoline

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS


Region IV-B, MIMAROPA OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER Marinduque Engineering District Boac, Marinduque

Republic of the Philippines

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER


Batanes District Engineering Office Basco, Batanes

Republic of the Philippines

INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH Marinduque Engineering District Office, Boac, Marinduque, through the SARO No. NEP 2013 invites contractors to bid aforementioned projects. 12 EA 0034 Reconst. Of Road Slip Along Mogpog-Balanacan Road (Mogpog-Balanacan Section) Km. 11+000 - Km. 16+937 w/e Contract Location: Mogpog, Marinduque Scope of Work: Reconst. Of Road Slip along Mogpog-Balanacan Road including conc. reblocking of existing pavement and const. of slope protection Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 19,599,854.34 Contract Duration: 206 calendar days Contract ID: Contract Name: 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 Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOl The DPWH-Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines for procurement are shown below: 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents 2. Pre-Bid Conference 3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders 4. Receipt of Bids 5. Opening of Bids October 10 - 31, 2012 October 22, 2012/9:00 A.M. October 26, 2012 October 31, 2012/10:00 A.M. October 31,2012/ 2:00 P.M.

INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH Marinduque Engineering District Office, Boac, Marinduque, through the SARO No. NEP 2013 invites contractors to bid aforementioned projects. 12 EA 0035 Rehab./Reconst./Upgrading of MCR (Km. 101+000 Km. 103+841 and Kim. 99+741-Km. 100+072) Contract Location: Gasan, Marinduque Scope of Work: Concreting of 3.145 m. road including one unit box culvert and const. of line canal Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 48,912.498.36 Contract Duration: 148 calendar days Contract ID: Contract Name: 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 Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOl The DPWH Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines for procurement are shown below: 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents 2. Pre-Bid Conference 3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders 4. Receipt of Bids 5. Opening of Bids October 10 - 31, 2012 October 22, 2012/9:00 A.M. October 26, 2012 October 31, 2012/10:00 A.M. October 31,2012/ 2:00 P.M.

Invitation To Enter Into Negotiated Procurement


The Department of Public Works and Highways, Batanes District Engineering Office through its Bids and Awards Committee, invites bonafide suppliers whose eligibility documents are on file with the DPWH, Batanes District Engineering Office or the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Suppliers Registry and other suppliers not previously deemed eligible may also apply for eligibility to submit offer/s and enter into negotiated procurement with the DPWH, Batanes District Engineering Office for the following project: a) Contract ID b) Contract Name : 12BA0024- Goods : Installation/Application/Construction of RoadSafety Devices Along Basco-mahatao-IvanaUyugan-Imnajbu Road Batan Island and San Vicente-Savidug-Chavayan-Sumnanga Nakanmuan-SanVicente : Batan & Sabtang, Batanes : Delivery of Construction materials and supplies. : Php 7,534,352.80 : 45 CD upon receipt of approved Purchase Order : October 11, 2012 to October 25, 2012 at BAC Secretariat DPWH-Administrative Building, Motorpool Compound (free of charge) : Deadline: 12:00 Noon on October 25, 2012 : 2:00 P.M. on October 25, 2012

c) Contract Location d) Scope of Work e) Approved Budget for the Contract f) Delivery Period g) Time and Place of issuance of Bidding Documents h) Receipt of Offers i) Evaluation of offers

A successful offer shall be selected on the basis of such best and final offer/s which should meet the DPWH-Batanes District Engineering Offices minimum technical requirements and should not exceed the Approved Budget for Contract (ABC). The DPWH, Batanes District Engineering Office reserves the right to accept or reject any offer/s to annul the negotiated procurement process at any time prior to contract award without thereby incurring any liability to the affected offerer/s. (Sgd.) ROMMEL E. FABI Asst. District Engineer BAC Vice - Chairman Noted by: (Sgd.) ALEXANDER D. NOLA, CESE District Engineer
(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH Marinduque District Engineering Office Boac Marinduque, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of P 10,000.00 for (BDs). Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH Website. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from 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. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate bid envelops to the BAC Chairman. The first envelop shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include the eligibility requirements. The second envelop shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post qualification. DPWH, Marinduque Engineering Office reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process at any time before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s. Approved by: (Sgd.) ARISTEO L. LINGA BAC Chairman
(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH Marinduque District Engineering Office Boac Marinduque, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of P 20,000.00 for (BDs). Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH Website. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from 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. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate bid envelops to the BAC Chairman. The first envelop shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include the eligibility requirements. The second envelop shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post qualification. DPWH, Marinduque Engineering Office reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process at any time before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s. Approved by: (Sgd.) ARISTEO L. LINGA BAC Chairman
ANNEX A

Republic of the Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways


Trece Martires City Tel. No. (046) 419-0058 /Tel. Fax No. (046) 419-0694

CAVITE DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE

Regional Office No. IV-A

INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH-Cavite District Engineering Office, through the (stated below), invites contractors to bid for the aforementioned projects: Contract ID: Contract Name: 12DF0155 Roads to Address Critical Bottlenecks Other Urban Areas Widening of Zapote-Salawag-Salitran Road (Intermittent Section) including RROW, Dasmarias City, Km. 28+(-070) to Km. 32+759 Dasmarias City, Cavite

(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS


NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION SOUTH MANILA ENGINEERING DISTRICT 8TH Street, Port Area, Manila

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS


Palawan First District Engineering Office Roxas, Palawan October 09, 2012

Republic of the Philippines

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 13,975,580.00 Contract Duration: 102 calendar days Cost of Bidding Documents: PhP 25,000.00 Contract ID: Contract Name:

Invitation to Bid for;


1. Contract ID No. Contract Name: 12OH0137 Proposed Assets Preservation of National Roads Generated from Pavement Management System/ Highway Development and Management-4 (HDM-4) along Gil Puyat Ave., (Chainage 0000 to Chainage 0351 & Chainage 0754 to Chainage 1193), Pasay City Contract Location: Pasay City Scope of Work: road works Source of fund and year: GAA 2013 Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): (PhP13,056,513.85) Contract Duration: 60 cal. days Cost of Bid Documents: Ph P 10,000.00 The South Manila Engineering District, through the [above indicated source of funding and year] intends to apply the sum of [PhP25,488,101.95], being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for [the above indicated name/no. of contract]. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. The South Manila Engineering District, now invites bids for [various construction projects indicated above].Completion of the Works is required [60 calendar days]. 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 in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. 4. Interested Bidders may obtain further information from South Manila Engineering District, and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from [8:00-12:00 A.M. and 1:00-5:00 P.M.]. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of [indicated above]. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids. 6. The South Manila Engineering District, will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on [OCT. 19, 2012- 10:00 A.M.] at [SMED-BAC OFFICE, PORT AREA, MANILA], which shall be open to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before [OCT. 30, 201212:00 NOON] at [SMED-BAC OFFICE, PORT AREA, MANILA]. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. 8. 9. Bids will be opened on OCTOBER 30, 2012 at 02:00 P.M. The South Manila Engineering District, 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 or bidders. For Further information, please refer to: Engr. RUPERTO H. PINGOL Head, BAC Secretariat South Manila Engineering District 1018 -8TH Street corner Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila Tel. no. 23044020 rupertopingol@yahoo.com fax no. 25279727 (Sgd.) GUILLERMO D. SALASAC Officer in Charge Office of the Assistant District Engineer BAC Chairperson NOTED: (Sgd.) MIKUNUG D. MACUD District Engineer
(MST-Oct. 12, 2012) (MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Award Committee (BAC) of the DPWH, Palawan 1st District Engineering Office, Roxas, Palawan, invites prospective contractors to apply to bid for the following project; 1. Contract ID Contract Name : 12EE0097 : Repair/Rehab./ Improvement of Roxas-Taytay National Road Section KO 142+094-KO 143+228 Roxas, Palawan

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 17,460,000.00 Contract Duration: 102 calendar days Cost of Bidding Documents: PhP 25,000.00 Contract ID: Contract Name:

12DF0156 Widening of Tejero-Gen. Trias-Amadeo-Tagaytay Road, K0045+300 to K0046+850 with exception, Manggahan Section, Gen. Trias, including acquisition of Road Right-of-Way (RROW) Gen. Trias, Cavite

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 18,707,420.00 Contract Duration: 55 calendar days Cost of Bidding Documents: PhP 25,000.00 Contract ID: Contract Name:

12DF0157 Assets Preservation of National Roads Generated from PMS/ HDM-4, Preventive Maintenance (MFO-1) Asphalt Overlay of Carmona Diversion Road, K0047+(-804) to K0047+(-339), Carmona Carmona, Cavite

1.

Contract Location : Roxas, Palawan Scope of Work : Repair/Rehab./Improvement of Road Approved Budget for the Contract : P9,899,S82.92 Contract Duration : 81 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 bid. To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), 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 Central Office before the deadline for the receipt of LO!. The DPWH-POCW Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Issuance of Bidding Documents From: October 12, 2012 2:00 PM October 29, 2012 until 1:30 PM 2:00 p.m. To: Date: Time: Date: Date: November 02, 2012 October 12, 2012 5:00 p.m. November 05, 2012 November 05, 2012 Pre-Bid Conference Time: Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Date: Prospective Bidders Receipt of Bids Time: Opening of Bids Time:

2.

Contract Location: Scope of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 23,484,670.00 Contract Duration: 65 calendar days Cost of Bidding Documents: PhP 25,000.00

12DF0158 Asset Preservation of National Roads Generated from Pavement Management System/Highway Development & Management (HDM-4) Preventive Maintenance Asphalt Overlay along Tejero-Gen. TriasAmadeo-Tagaytay Road, Km. 49+346 Km. 49+656.35; Pasong Kawayan II, Km. 40+000 Km. 41+248.53, San Juan, Km. 32+738.40 Km. 33+783.40 and Tejero, Km. 32+222 Km. 32+738.40, Gen. Trias Gen. Trias, Cavite

3.

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 the contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase bid documents and must meet the following 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 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, evaluation of bids and postqualification. Interested bidders are also required to present to the BAC Secretariat, DPWH-Cavite District Engineering Office, Trece Martires City the original copies of the following documents for authentication and issuance of Bid Documents: a) PCAB License; b) Contracts Registration Certificate; c) Certificate of Materials Engineer Accreditation; d) Latest Copy of Authorizing Officer together with machine copy of two (2) valid IDs; e) Certificate of Safety Officer Seminar from Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE); f) Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) Order From (Documents Request List) and g) CY-2011 CPES Rating. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCW-Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: BAC Activities 1. Issuance of Bidding Documents 2. Pre-Bid Conference 3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders 4. Receipt of Bids 5. Opening of Bids Schedule October 1130, 2012 until 9:00 A.M. October 18, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. October 25, 2012 October 30, 2012 October 30, 2012 until 10:00 A.M. at 10:00 A.M. at 10:30 A.M.

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The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH, Palawan 1st District Engineering Office, Roxas, Palawan, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Php.10,000.00/project. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids Documents. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be 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. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The DPWH, Palawan 1st District Engineering Office, Roxas, Palawan reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s. Approved: (Sgd.) FLORIPE R. CABASAL Engineer III BAC-Chairman

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The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-Cavite District Engineering Office, Trece Martires City, upon payment of non-refundable fee of (stated above). Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids Documents. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in the BDS in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The DPWH-Cavite District Engineering Office reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s. Approved by: (Sgd.) TEOFILO A. AYON BAC Chairman NOTED: (Sgd.) OSCAR U. DELA CRUZ District Engineer
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Asian markets fall on global slowdown


BANGKOKAsian stock markets fell Thursday after Spain, the fourth-largest euro economy, was slapped with a twonotch credit downgrade and the US earnings season opened with a whimper.
Standard & Poors downgraded Spains debt late Wednesday from BBB+ to BBB-, the lowest investment-grade level. S&P said the action was due to the countrys recession, high unemployment and social unrest, which limit the governments options for reversing the countrys nancial crisis. Meanwhile, aluminum giant Alcoa marked the unofcial start to US corporate earnings season by beating earnings estimates-but investors were disappointed that the company cut its demand forecast for the year, mostly due to a slowdown in China. In another sign of a worsening global slowdown, South Koreas central bank cut its benchmark interest rate and lowered economic growth forecasts for this year and next. The turbulence from abroad dragged Asian stocks lower. Japans Nikkei 225 index fell 0.2 percent to 8,579.68 at midday. South Koreas Kospi shed 0.2 percent to 1,944.79. Australias S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.2 percent to 4,483.60. Hong Kongs Hang Seng, however, rose 0.3 percent to 20,979.44. Spain presented yet another deeply worrying problem. Last month, the European Central Bank agreed to buy unlimited amounts of the government bonds of struggling European countries like Spain to help lower their borrowing costs. But the governments rst need to apply for a bailout. Spain has not applied for a bailout. Instead, the government has introduced a series of austerity and labor measures in a bid to bring down its budget decit and convince investors it can manage its nances without outside help. The slow progress towards a sovereign bailout for Spain will have likely played a role in the [S&P] decision, a factor that is also weighing on general market sentiment, analysts at Credit Agricole CIB in Hong Kong said in a market commentary. The debt downgrade may on the margin increase the pressure on the Spanish government to request a formal bailout. Wall Street stocks dropped Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 1 percent to 13,344.97. The Standard & Poors 500 index lost 0.6 percent to 1,432.56. The Nasdaq composite index dropped 0.4 percent to 3,051.78. The US quarterly earnings season is expected to be the weakest in three years. Analysts project that companies in the S&P 500 will collectively report third-quarter earnings that are 1 percent lower compared with the same quarter of last year. Chevron, the second-largest US oil company, has warned that slumping oil prices and production would cause earnings to be substantially lower. Benchmark crude for November delivery was up 26 cents to $91.50 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell $1.14 to nish at $91.25 per barrel on the Nymex on Wednesday. With Bloomberg, AP

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46.00 50.00 0.68 370.00 1.42 13.80 18.50 7.95 50.00 1.91 3.00 60.00 1.30 41.00 69.00 210.00 29.45 77.00 58.00 1.43 26.50 8.00 11.98 0.97 25.00 1.08 70.50 77.45 1.82 595.00 2.20 23.90 20.70 22.00 89.00 3.26 39.20 102.50 3.06 77.80 95.00 500.00 45.50 155.20 140.00 2.06 35.50 13.58 23.95 1.70 48.00 1.62 2.75 9.74 6.41 7.77 3.80 19.40 79.30 27.00 0.02 13.10 6.00 2.35 120.00 8.40 1.90 3.19 27.45 18.10 280.60 12.20 3.65 16.00 13.70 14.94 4.42 3.90 34.60 129.20 2.62 2.44 0.196 14.66 1.41 69.20 5.50 0.77 18.00 1.22 1.18 59.90 0.019 13.70 2.60 5.02 6.98 4.16 485.20 64.80 4.19 5.20 0.98 556.00 5.22 36.20 4.19 6.21 1.54 0.91 3.82 4.65 9.66 0.0770 0.82 4.10 2.40 760.00 2.71 1.57 850.00 0.420 0.620 0.980 48.00 3.34 0.83 24.15 5.62 9.00 2.85 2.91 1.50 0.092 1.11 0.94 3.80 0.310 2.74 1.44 3.80 2.14 2.34 0.36 0.990 0.67 38.10 19.94 7.71 2.85 8.95 18.20 0.91 4.55 0.64 4.66 42.00 18.98 0.78 10.92 102.80 0.5300 24.00 82.50 9.70 1750.00 1270.00 11.00 77.00 0.98 18.40 6.80 4.70 34.50 3.87 0.0760 5.1900 10.30 3.96 4.08 22.95 8.58 3.39 10.00 71.00 17.88 2886.00 0.39 30.15 4.75 3.30 0.79 0.0083 6.20 6.22 20.80 48.00 0.345 29.00 34.00 2.23 61.80 1.21 1.81 2.070 0.085 0.840 36.50 12.84 1.100 8.40 0.032 0.033 7.05 28.25 48.00 0.062 65.00 257.80 0.029 50.00 580.00 103.50 11.02 116.70 1050.00 6.00 1.31

2.30 7.41 4.83 2.80 1.00 12.50 51.50 17.50 0.0110 7.80 3.80 0.61 80.00

1.04 1.11 1.08 18.10 8.12 215.00 7.50 1.96 9.70 10.20 8.05 1.01 2.01 26.50 110.20 1.25 1.73 0.112 3.30 0.90 37.00 1.05 0.320 2.55 0.77

Family business
A HIGHLY placed relative (HPR) is running unopposed in one of the more progressive cities in Metro Manila. Indelicate as this may sound, the recent death of an older relative put HPR at the helm of the city by default, which is why in the coming May 2013 elections, he will most likely receive a fresh mandate from constituents without any contest. So to celebrate his anticipated sure win in the coming elections, Happy Hour guzzlers said HPR treated his whole staff to a lavish dinner in a restaurant famous for its crispy pata. Sources say he is being courted left and right by political allies from the grassroots who want to be handpicked as his running mate, but the sure winner is keeping his cards close to his chest. And so the guessing game beginsalthough HH stoolies say that this early, HPR has set his eyes onhold your breathanother relative! Oh well. Politics in the Philippines has indeed become a family business. Golden parachute Heres a bit of news thats making Happy Hour gangmates wonder if some Filipino politicians had been Kenyan in their previous incarnation. Protesters marched through the Kenyan capital of Nairobi to protest the move of lawmakers to give themselves a $25-million exit bonus upon the expiration of their term of ofce in the early part of 2013. According to reports, these members of parliament sneaked in changes to the Finance Bill to provide themselves with a golden parachute in the vicinity of $110,000 eachaside from other perks like an annual package of $125,000 which is 70 times more than what an ordinary Kenyan worker takes home in a year. An average Kenyan would have to work his tush off for 61 years to earn the bonus that the 200-plus lawmakers saw t to reward themselves with. Ironically, the bonus bill came right after the government turned down pay hike petitions from doctors and teachers because they said there was no budget. Apparently, the lawmakers feel that they have not been getting the pay they were due, judging from the number of times they have moved to increase their salariesin 2003 where they immediately enacted a salary hike of up to four times the current rate, then again in 2010 saying they were on the verge of bankruptcy on account of the taxes they have to pay. To nance their hefty bonuses, these lawmakers are drafting legislation increasing taxes on soft drinks, cellphone usage, ATM transactions, Internet surng and other items that would hit the average Kenyans pockets the most. Not surprisingly, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki announced just a few hours after protesters marched to Nairobi that he will not sign the bill unless it is redrafted and the bonus amendment is deleted. A Kenyan civil rights campaigner said the people have been suffering for so long with these politicians in power, surmising that the lawmakers know they will be voted out in the next elections so they are rushing to steal from the people. Touch!

0.65 35.50 0.014 8.00 1.80 3.00 0.260 2.30 272.00 30.50 1.03 3.30 0.10 455.40 2.94 19.00 2.27 4.00 0.61 0.300 1.800 2.56 1.22 0.045 0.44 1.56 1.01 450.00 1.08 1.14 425.00 0.101 0.082 0.380 18.00 1.70 0.42 13.36 3.08 2.26 1.35 1.20 1.05 0.060 0.67 0.54 2.90 0.10 1.63 0.98 1.21 0.65 1.51 0.150 0.089 0.41 12.60 10.00 2.51 1.81 6.00 10.94 0.64 1.80 0.45 2.60

Pride and politics A former solon seeking a comeback into the political limelight must nd himself in deep trouble after a number of his trusted political workers reportedly jumped ship in favor of a lesser-known politician running for mayor in one of the towns in Metro Manila. Sources say that several months prior to the deadline for the ling of Certicates of Candidacy, these trusted workerswho were with him during the solons heydayshave been working to keep him in the limelight even during times of disaster. Sadly though, they have allegedly not been paid a single centavo for their services. The same sources claim the solon had promised to pay them their four months due courtesy of the volunteer institution where the pol is connected, but the institution apparently has not budged as it does not want to be accused of engaging in partisan politics. Word has it that the comebacking politician does not have enough money to run a decent campaign of the same magnitude as his former positionso he has been forced to swallow his pride and rely on the other leading coalition which has the political machinery and the mega bucks. Good for For comments, reactions, photos, stories him, because its well known that in the past, he had a run-in with one of the major backers of the and related concerns, readers may e-mail to happyhourtoday2012@yahoo.com. said coalition.

24.80 1.05 0.45 7.30 4.45 0.1010 5.20 60.80 5.44 800.00 831.00 6.18 43.40 0.36 5.00 4.30 1.75 0.036 1.00 0.042 2.550 5.90 2.70 1.21 13.80 5.35 1.05 5.00 18.00 12.10 2096.00 0.25 10.68 3.30 2.42 0.34

T OP G AINERS
STOCKS Phil. Tob. Flue Cur & Redry Greenergy Vantage Equities Oriental Pet. `B' First Metro Inv. F&J Prince 'A' Highlands Prime Asia Amalgamated A Philex `A' Oriental Pet. `A' Close (P) 25.00 0.0200 2.38 0.0210 84.50 2.55 1.89 5.30 14.86 0.0200 Change (%) 38.89 17.65 11.21 10.53 9.46 8.51 7.39 5.58 5.39 5.26

T OP L OSERS
STOCKS IPVG Corp. Ionics Inc Araneta Prop `A' Macroasia Corp. Alcorn Gold Res. Transgrid City & Land Dev. Benguet Corp `B' MRC Allied Ind. Wellex Industries Close (P) 1.08 0.640 0.510 2.80 0.0590 480.00 2.50 23.10 0.1690 0.3100 Change (%) (9.24) (8.57) (5.56) (5.08) (4.84) (4.00) (3.85) (3.75) (3.43) (3.13)

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FINANCIAL INDUSTRIAL HOLDING FIRMS PROPERTY SERVICES MINING & OIL GRAND TOTAL

SHARES 20,494,302 8,348,777,606 2,309,791,092 136,622,181 3,982,071,991 1,120,655,282 15,918,412,454

VALUE 1,036,374,917.01 8,886,557,608.04 1,228,510,959.60 607,618,486.09 1,437,327,851.81 385,766,754.18 5,582,156,576.72

FINANCIAL 1,347.93 (down) 3.65 INDUSTRIAL 8,265.48 (down) 16.93 HOLDING FIRMS 4,583.24 (down) 26.81 PROPERTY 2,065.07 (up) 13.65 SERVICES 1,769.99 (down) 12.29 MINING & OIL 19,768.35 (up) 278.95 PSEI 5,353.47 (down) 16.13 All Shares Index 3,555.64 (down) 2.94 Gainers: 74; Losers: 81; Unchanged:52; Total: 207

0.0038 3.01 3.00 14.50 20.00 0.170 19.98 21.20 1.05 6.96 0.50 1.0600 1.0900 0.042 0.570 15.04 2.91 0.008 2.99 0.014 0.014 5.10 18.40 3.00 0.017 39.00 161.10 0.015 23.05 535.00 100.00 6.00 108.90

ABS-CBN Holdings Corp. Ayala Corp. Pref `A First Gen G GMA Holdings Inc. PCOR-Preferred SMC Preferred A SMC Preferred C 1000.00 SMPFC Preferred 0.87 Swift Pref 0.62

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63.00 77.60 0.73 53.40 2.00 19.98 22.80 10.80 84.50 2.79 23.95 91.35 1.93 72.00 86.90 366.40 45.95 164.00 106.00 2.38 (0.16) (0.77) (1.35) (0.37) 0.00 0.20 0.00 (1.82) 9.46 (0.36) 1.05 (0.16) 0.00 0.70 (0.11) 0.16 (0.11) 0.00 0.28 11.21

Net Foreign

Trade/Buying
(53,670,010.50) (2,712,337.50) 304,645.00 1,767,855.00

Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. Bank of PI Bankard, Inc. China Bank BDO Leasing & Fin. Inc. COL Financial Eastwest Bank Filipino Fund Inc. First Metro Inv. I-Remit Inc. Maybank ATR KE Metrobank Natl Reinsurance Corp. Phil. National Bank Phil. Savings Bank PSE Inc. RCBC `A Security Bank Union Bank Vantage Equities Aboitiz Power Corp. Agrinurture Inc. Alaska Milk Corp. Alliance Tuna Intl Inc. Alphaland Corp. Alsons Cons. Asiabest Group Chemrez Technologies Inc. Cirtek Holdings (Chips) Energy Devt. Corp. (EDC) EEI Euro-Med Lab. First Gen Corp. First Holdings A Ginebra San Miguel Inc. Greenergy Holcim Philippines Inc. Integ. Micro-Electronics Ionics Inc Jollibee Foods Corp. Lafarge Rep LMG Chemicals Mabuhay Vinyl Corp. Manchester Intl. B Manila Water Co. Inc. Megawide Mla. Elect. Co `A Pancake House Inc. Pepsi-Cola Products Phil. Petron Corporation Phinma Corporation Phoenix Petroleum Phils. RFM Corporation Roxas Holdings San Miguel Brewery Inc. San Miguel Corp `A Seacem Splash Corporation Swift Foods, Inc. Tanduay Holdings Trans-Asia Oil Universal Robina Victorias Milling Vitarich Corp. Vivant Corp. Vulcan Indl. Abacus Cons. `A Aboitiz Equity Alcorn Gold Res. Alliance Global Inc. Anglo Holdings A Anscor `A Asia Amalgamated A ATN Holdings B Ayala Corp `A DMCI Holdings F&J Prince A Filinvest Dev. Corp. Forum Pacic GT Capital House of Inv. JG Summit Holdings Jolliville Holdings Lopez Holdings Corp. Lodestar Invt. Holdg.Corp. Mabuhay Holdings `A Marcventures Hldgs., Inc. Metro Pacic Inv. Corp. MJCI Investments Inc. Pacica `A Prime Orion Republic Glass A Seafront `A SM Investments Inc. Solid Group Inc. South China Res. Inc. Transgrid Unioil Res. & Hldgs Wellex Industries Zeus Holdings

63.10 78.20 0.74 53.60 2.00 19.94 22.80 11.00 77.20 2.80 23.70 91.50 1.93 71.50 87.00 365.80 46.00 164.00 105.70 2.14

FINANCIAL 63.85 79.40 0.73 53.50 2.00 20.00 22.95 10.80 85.00 2.80 23.95 92.30 1.94 74.40 86.90 368.00 46.10 164.10 106.10 2.48

63.00 77.45 0.73 53.40 2.00 19.90 22.65 10.24 77.20 2.63 23.45 91.25 1.90 71.40 86.90 366.00 45.60 161.00 105.00 2.13

1,743,320 2,606,310 256,000 62,790 33,000 4,400 372,200 2,300 40,840 21,000 19,900 1,798,100 666,000 170,560 500 590 482,700.00 354,920 153,480 5,818,000

483,600.00 (41,260.00) (234,500.00) 5,155,548.50 (51,840.00) 4,164,675.00 12,293,320.00 15,954,920.00 15,600,014.00 62,970.00 (8,080,990.00) 41,750.00 (1,680,000.00) 46,000.00 2,240,000.00

33.35 8.38 16.50 1.69 29.50 1.42 20.60 2.83 11.90 6.19 8.51 1.85 20.00 79.85 17.80 0.0170 12.96 4.00 0.700 102.00 9.39 2.01 1.50 2.56 29.00 16.800 280.80 7.45 4.28 10.88 10.20 8.10 4.00 2.55 34.20 109.40 2.48 1.82 0.160 12.14 1.21 69.00 1.22 0.940 9.90 0.91

INDUSTRIAL 33.40 8.38 16.60 1.69 29.50 1.42 20.95 2.84 11.92 6.29 8.52 1.85 20.20 80.20 18.00 0.0210 13.00 4.00 0.720 102.00 9.40 2.15 1.50 2.60 29.45 16.800 283.00 7.46 4.30 11.02 10.20 8.10 4.01 2.53 34.20 109.40 2.49 1.84 0.159 12.20 1.22 70.15 1.23 0.960 9.70 0.91

33.10 8.35 16.60 1.66 25.85 1.40 20.05 2.83 11.88 6.18 8.46 1.85 19.94 79.85 17.80 0.0160 12.78 3.97 0.630 100.50 9.26 2.07 1.50 2.58 29.00 16.500 277.80 7.35 4.25 10.80 10.20 8.08 3.97 2.53 34.15 108.90 2.44 1.82 0.153 12.04 1.20 69.10 1.20 0.920 9.70 0.91

33.20 8.35 16.60 1.69 28.65 1.40 20.05 2.84 11.92 6.18 8.50 1.85 20.00 80.00 17.80 0.0200 12.98 3.97 0.640 100.50 9.26 2.08 1.50 2.60 29.10 16.520 277.80 7.40 4.27 11.02 10.20 8.08 4.00 2.53 34.15 109.40 2.49 1.83 0.154 12.10 1.22 69.10 1.21 0.920 9.70 0.91

(0.45) (0.36) 0.61 0.00 (2.88) (1.41) (2.67) 0.35 0.17 (0.16) (0.12) 0.00 0.00 0.19 0.00 17.65 0.15 (0.75) (8.57) (1.47) (1.38) 3.48 0.00 1.56 0.34 (1.67) (1.07) (0.67) (0.23) 1.29 0.00 (0.25) 0.00 (0.78) (0.15) 0.00 0.40 0.55 (3.75) (0.33) 0.83 0.14 (0.82) (2.13) (2.02) 0.00

3,072,900 86,600 4,000 1,783,000 9,600 2,821,000 40,200 502,000 3,014,000 14,802,500 1,864,800 1,000 825,600 259,310 2,500 8,281,600,000 102,000 43,000 342,000 69,870 64,400 2,476,000 1,000 22,000 1,684,300 1,039,000 82,970 11,100 1,330,000 9,516,500 100 18,800 1,915,000 50,000 88,000 291,680 1,861,000 62,000 5,780,000 421,700 3,272,000 370,960 698,000 2,214,000 100 100,000 2,936,000 505,700 2,214,520,000 10,142,200 421,000 52,900 505,100 15,000 427,670 1,287,040 10,000 149,000 30,000 6,800 25,400 2,064,500 435,000 2,019,800 1,044,000 60,000 1,086,000 49,292,000 32,700 14,600,000 128,000 4,000 16,000 400,980 729,000 260,000 10 870,000 2,520,000 3,070,000

(76,545,612.00) (10,193,420.00)

(1,824,648.00) 6,206,468.00 (7,236,900.00) 302,350.00 (4,281,576.00) 538,524.00

(13,826,890.00) 173,400.00 (2,626,184.00) 3,730.00 1,011,360.00 (613,214.00) 1,588,440.00

(10,476.00) (49,200.00)

3,235,076.50 (24,400.00)

0.70 48.30 0.0620 14.88 2.00 5.22 5.02 1.63 430.00 58.00 2.35 4.17 0.223 550.00 5.69 33.00 5.11 5.27 1.18 0.42 2.09 4.17 6.00 0.0490 0.500 2.90 1.42 793.50 2.03 1.15 500.00 0.2500 0.3200 0.395 17.30 3.00 0.540 23.30 5.00 5.02 1.47 2.60 1.09 0.076 0.80 0.860 3.70 0.216 1.90 1.37 1.76 1.19 2.33 0.1750 0.7100 0.465 18.00 18.66 3.34 2.79 6.10 13.98 0.67 3.70 0.520 4.800

HOLDING FIRMS 0.71 0.70 48.30 47.80 0.0640 0.0590 14.94 14.64 2.00 1.96 5.22 5.20 5.35 5.00 1.63 1.63 430.00 424.80 58.00 57.80 2.55 2.55 4.20 4.14 0.223 0.210 549.50 547.50 5.90 5.74 34.25 32.95 5.30 4.90 5.37 5.31 1.22 1.17 0.41 0.41 2.10 2.08 4.17 4.06 6.00 5.61 0.0500 0.0490 0.510 0.500 2.94 2.90 1.50 1.44 795.00 780.00 2.02 1.98 1.16 1.16 480.00 480.00 0.2550 0.2500 0.3200 0.3000 0.420 0.390 PROPERTY 17.20 17.04 3.05 3.00 0.550 0.510 23.55 23.25 5.16 5.00 5.05 5.00 1.48 1.47 2.50 2.40 1.14 1.09 0.080 0.074 0.82 0.81 0.870 0.850 3.70 3.68 0.224 0.212 1.88 1.86 1.38 1.35 1.89 1.79 1.18 1.12 2.36 2.33 0.1750 0.1660 0.7200 0.6900 0.465 0.465 25.00 17.00 18.68 18.62 3.36 3.30 2.79 2.79 6.11 6.07 14.20 13.96 0.67 0.67 3.70 3.57 0.520 0.520 4.860 4.760

0.70 48.00 0.0590 14.90 2.00 5.20 5.30 1.63 425.80 57.95 2.55 4.17 0.223 547.50 5.74 34.00 5.04 5.37 1.18 0.41 2.09 4.07 5.85 0.0490 0.510 2.90 1.44 780.00 2.01 1.16 480.00 0.2500 0.3100 0.395

0.00 (0.62) (4.84) 0.13 0.00 (0.38) 5.58 0.00 (0.98) (0.09) 8.51 0.00 0.00 (0.45) 0.88 3.03 (1.37) 1.90 0.00 (2.38) 0.00 (2.40) (2.50) 0.00 2.00 0.00 1.41 (1.70) (0.99) 0.87 (4.00) 0.00 (3.13) 0.00

(10,244,945.00) 5,008,610.00 49,462,636.00

(39,356,698.00) (15,090,956.00) 269,500.00 4,200.00 2,098,395.00 4,216,505.00 (25,200.00) 7,063,574.00 21,000.00 (81,899,410.00)

(87,251,415.00) 46,020.00

500.00 12,040.00

Anchor Land Holdings Inc. A. Brown Co., Inc. Araneta Prop `A Ayala Land `B Belle Corp. `A Cebu Holdings Century Property City & Land Dev. Cityland Dev. `A Crown Equities Inc. Cyber Bay Corp. Empire East Land Eton Properties Ever Gotesco Global-Estate Filinvest Land,Inc. Highlands Prime Interport `A Megaworld Corp. MRC Allied Ind. Phil. Estates Corp. Phil. Realty `A Phil. Tob. Flue Cur & Redry Robinsons Land `B Rockwell Shang Properties Inc. SM Development `A SM Prime Holdings Sta. Lucia Land Inc. Starmalls Suntrust Home Dev. Inc. Vista Land & Lifescapes

17.04 3.02 0.510 23.45 5.07 5.00 1.48 2.50 1.09 0.076 0.81 0.860 3.70 0.212 1.86 1.38 1.89 1.18 2.35 0.1690 0.6900 0.465 25.00 18.64 3.36 2.79 6.11 14.10 0.67 3.69 0.520 4.860

(1.50) 0.67 (5.56) 0.64 1.40 (0.40) 0.68 (3.85) 0.00 0.00 1.25 0.00 0.00 (1.85) (2.11) 0.73 7.39 (0.84) 0.86 (3.43) (2.82) 0.00 38.89 (0.11) 0.60 0.00 0.16 0.86 0.00 (0.27) 0.00 1.25

1,300 361,000 30,000 9,036,500 5,763,200 171,000 740,000 64,000 138,000 1,270,000 1,041,000 3,726,000 162,000 4,650,000 2,845,000 6,060,000 36,000 34,000 36,085,000 12,480,000 4,016,000 80,000 2,600 1,052,500 51,000 29,000 539,600 10,959,400 20,000 65,000 126,000 5,771,000

(52,366,755.00) 9,474,145.00 711,480.00 (138,430.00)

(162,000.00) 344,000.00 (2,860,220.00) 7,210,970.00

28,500.00 17,279,490.00

16,200.00 (3,792,536.00) 550,025.00 (14,976,328.00) (4,017,090.00) (1,947,400.00)

ABS-CBN Acesite Hotel APC Group, Inc. Asian Terminals Inc. Bloomberry Boulevard Holdings Calata Corp. Cebu Air Inc. (5J) DFNN Inc. FEUI Globe Telecom GMA Network Inc. I.C.T.S.I. Information Capital Tech. Imperial Res. `A IPeople Inc. `A IP Converge IP E-Game Ventures Inc. IPVG Corp. Island Info ISM Communications Leisure & Resorts Macroasia Corp. Manila Jockey Pacic Online Sys. Corp. PAL Holdings Inc. Paxys Inc. Phil. Racing Club Phil. Seven Corp. Philweb.Com Inc. PLDT Common PremiereHorizon Puregold STI Holdings Touch Solutions Transpacic Broadcast Waterfront Phils.

30.90 1.33 0.620 9.25 12.34 0.1450 6.00 57.00 5.46 1000.00 1121.00 8.27 72.80 0.430 5.00 7.30 2.31 0.039 1.19 0.0480 2.8500 8.49 2.95 2.95 14.00 5.71 2.74 9.50 71.00 16.98 2724.00 0.320 30.15 1.81 3.94 2.49 0.450 0.0051 4.60 4.75 17.34 26.80 0.280 23.30 24.00 1.05 19.50 0.57 1.110 1.190 0.0490 0.0480 17.28 7.00 0.6300 4.400 0.0190 0.0190 5.95 14.10 24.00 0.045 66.50 224.00 0.0150

SERVICES 31.00 30.50 1.36 1.30 0.620 0.620 9.25 9.25 12.94 12.36 0.1460 0.1420 6.07 5.81 57.10 56.75 5.60 5.47 1025.00 1001.00 1130.00 1120.00 8.34 8.27 72.80 71.90 0.440 0.440 5.10 5.00 7.30 7.30 2.46 2.31 0.052 0.037 1.23 1.08 0.0470 0.0470 2.9000 2.8500 8.75 8.48 2.80 2.80 2.95 2.90 14.00 13.96 5.85 5.70 2.77 2.73 9.43 9.43 73.00 71.00 16.98 16.80 2740.00 2692.00 0.335 0.325 30.15 29.95 1.78 1.75 3.94 3.94 2.57 2.57 0.450 0.450

30.55 (1.13) 1.31 (1.50) 0.620 0.00 9.25 0.00 12.68 2.76 0.1440 (0.69) 5.96 (0.67) 57.05 0.09 5.47 0.18 1025.00 1125.00 0.36 8.31 0.48 72.00 (1.10) 0.440 2.33 5.00 0.00 7.30 0.00 2.33 0.87 0.040 2.56 1.08 (9.24) 0.0470 (2.08) 2.8500 0.00 8.50 0.12 2.80 (5.08) 2.91 (1.36) 14.00 0.00 5.84 2.28 2.73 (0.36) 9.43 (0.74) 72.00 1.41 16.98 0.00 2698.00 (0.95) 0.325 1.56 29.95 (0.66) 1.78 (1.66) 3.94 0.00 2.57 3.21 0.450 0.00 (1.96) 2.17 0.00 0.35 0.00 (1.79) 0.00 (3.75) 1.90 2.56 1.75 0.90 (0.84) 2.04 2.08 (0.93) 0.00 (1.59) (0.23) 5.26 10.53 0.84 5.39 3.75 2.22 (2.26) 0.80 0.00

204,300 2,628,000 100,000 2,600 8,004,900 35,360,000 347,500 701,570 200 2.50 11,450 209,400 1,145,580 10,000 6,000 500 238,000 3,911,400,000 10,428,000 3,200,000 65,000 1,570,900 60,000 828,000 301,100 12,400 508,000 3,600 35,010 495,400 312,455 180,000 1,453,400 17,000 2,000 1,000 180,000

24,050.00 9,354,804.00 29,000.00 11,850.00 (32,916,434.00) 190 1,566,795.00

25,337,018.50 4,400.00

(1,044,000.00) 159,530.00 58,000.00 17,140.00

715,610.00 906,588.00 (32,036,100.00) 31,031,685.00 (54,000.00)

Abra Mining Apex `A Apex `B Atlas Cons. `A Atok-Big Wedge `A Basic Energy Corp. Benguet Corp `A Benguet Corp `B Century Peak Metals Hldgs Dizon Geograce Res. Phil. Inc. Lepanto `A Lepanto `B Manila Mining `A Manila Mining `B Nickelasia Nihao Mineral Resources Omico Oriental Peninsula Res. Oriental Pet. `A Oriental Pet. `B Petroenergy Res. Corp. Philex `A PhilexPetroleum Philodrill Corp. `A PNOC Expls `B Semirara Corp. United Paragon

MINING & OIL 0.0051 0.0050 4.70 4.70 4.75 4.75 17.42 17.32 26.80 26.80 0.285 0.270 23.30 23.30 23.10 23.10 1.07 1.07 21.50 19.50 0.58 0.56 1.150 1.110 1.220 1.170 0.0520 0.0490 0.0520 0.0490 17.22 17.12 7.18 7.00 0.6200 0.6200 4.420 4.360 0.0200 0.0190 0.0210 0.0190 6.00 6.00 15.30 14.22 25.50 24.05 0.046 0.045 65.00 65.00 229.00 223.80 0.0150 0.0140 PREFERRED 31.40 530.00 104.00 8.10 107.50 75.00 75.50 1012.00 1.40

0.0050 4.70 4.75 17.40 26.80 0.275 23.30 23.10 1.07 20.00 0.58 1.120 1.180 0.0500 0.0490 17.12 7.00 0.6200 4.390 0.0200 0.0210 6.00 14.86 24.90 0.046 65.00 225.80 0.0150

132,000,000 77,000 25,000 228,900 200 17,170,000 5,500 300 153,000 267,100 550,000 19,737,000 16,399,000 316,300,000 142,500,000 451,800 726,700 35,000 415,000 276,200,000 59,400,000 40,000 15,851,100 567,600 93,700,000 1,500 129,350 27,100,000 677,900 140 5,100 266,200 370 681,470 3,430 4,060 2,000 47,000

(15,300.00) (390,760.00) 5,360.00

(32,325.00) 187,630.00 102,000.00 (1,784,966.00) 141,100.00 61,320.00 (20,000.00)

4,978,520.00 913,700.00 135,000.00 4,987,400.00

30.45 530.00 104.00 8.00 107.50 75.00 75.50 1010.00 1.37 1.36

30.00 530.00 104.00 8.00 107.50 74.95 75.50 1011.00 1.40

30.00 (1.48) 530.00 0.00 104.00 0.00 8.10 1.25 107.50 0.00 75.00 0.00 75.50 0.00 1011.00 0.10 1.40 2.19 1.34 (1.47)

(15,705,215.00) (859,950.00)

(33,549,000.00) 45,300.00 303,300.00

Megaworld Corp. Warrants

WARRANTS & BONDS 1.35 1.34

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up the pressure on its southern neighbor a day after Nato said it stood ready to defend Turkey. Gen. Necdet Ozel was inspecting troops who have been put on alert along the 565-mile (910-kilometer) border after shelling from Syria killed ve Turkish civilians in a border town last week. Turkey has reinforced the border with artillery and also deployed more ghter jets to an air base close to the border region. We responded and if [the shelling] continues, we will respond with more force, the private Dogan news agency quoted Ozel as saying during a visit to the town of Akcakale. US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday that Washington has sent troops to the Jordan-Syria border to help build a headquarters in Jordan and bolster that countrys military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria. AP

Turkey intercepts Syrian plane


ANKARATurkish jets on Wednesday
forced a Syrian passenger plane to land at Ankara airport on suspicion that it might be carrying weapons or other military equipment, amid heightened tensions between Turkey and Syria that have sparked fears of a wider regional conict.
did not provide details but said authorities continued to examine the cargo. Davutoglu earlier told Turkeys TGRT television that the plane was intercepted on suspicion it was carrying illicit cargo to Damascus. If equipment is being carried under the guise of civilian ights or if they are not being declared, then of course well inspect it, he said. We are determined to stop the ow of weapons to a regime that carries out such ruthless massacres, Davutoglu added. The Syrian Air jetliner was traveling from Moscow when it was intercepted by F16 jets as it entered Turkish airspace and was escorted to the capitals Esenboga Airport, the state-run TRT television reported. Hours later, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the Airbus A320 with 37 passengers and crew would be allowed to leave, but its cargo had been conscated. There are elements ... that are not legitimate in civilian ights, the state-run Anadolu Agency quoted Davutoglu as saying. He We cannot accept that our air space be used for such aims. Hurriyet newspapers website, citing unidentied intelligence ofcials, said communications equipment, wireless sets and jammers were found on board. NTV television reported that authorities found missile parts. Syrian Information Minister Omran Zuabi declined comment. Davutoglu said Turkish authorities had also declared Syrias airspace to be unsafe and were stopping Turkish aircraft from ying over the civil wartorn country. The move comes as tensions between Turkey and Syria are running high. The countries, which were once close allies, have been exchanging artillery re across the volatile border for days. Earlier Wednesday, Turkeys military chief vowed to respond with more force to any further shelling from Syria, keeping

S&P cuts Spains rating to near junk


NEW YORK Standard & Poors downgrades its rating on Spains debt by two notches, leaving it on the cusp of junk status. A grinding recession, high unemployment and social unrest are limiting the governments options for stemming the countrys nancial crisis, S&P says. The credit-rating agency now rates debt issued by Spain BBB-, its lowest investmentgrade status. It had been BBB+. Also on Wednesday, S&P also assigned a negative outlook to the rating, saying it could be further downgraded if Spains economic conditions erode further. Overall, against the backdrop of a deepening economic recession, we believe that the governments resolve will be repeatedly tested by domestic constituencies that are being adversely affected by its policies, S&P said. It also cited difculty in predicting the extent to which other countries in the 17nation eurozone would come to Spains aid. It had previously assumed a key European bailout fund would help recapitalize the countrys shaky banks without piling more debt on the central government in Madrid. But now any recapitalization plan will likely add more debt, S&P said. Investors are worried that Spanish banks could collapse under the weight of an imploding real-estate market. AP

BEIJINGCases of people being forcibly evicted from their homes and land have risen signicantly in China, becoming the single greatest source of public discontent and a serious threat to social and political stability in the country, Amnesty International said Thursday. Forced demolitions have long been a way of life in China. Decades of economic growth have been driven by real estate development, much of it on the backs of millions of residents forced to relocate to make way for factories and business ventures. But evictions have escalated over the past three years during a nationwide construction boom spurred by massive stimulus spending after the global nancial crisis, the human rights group said in a report that cites Chinese housing rights activists, lawyers and academics. Local authorities seize and then sell off land in suspect deals with property developers, relying on land sales to help pay off huge debts incurred to nance stimulus projects, the report said. Developers often hire thugs to threaten residents, sometimes with violence. Of 40 forced evictions that the group said it examined in detail, nine culminated in the deaths of people protesting or resisting eviction. AP

Evictions increase in China

IN BRIEF
Islam spreads in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCESchool teacher Darlene Derosier lost her home in the 2010 earthquake that devastated her country. Her husband died a month later after suffering what she said was emotional trauma from the quake. She and her two daughters now live in tents outside the capital of Port-auPrince, surrounded by thousands of others made homeless and desperate by the disaster. Whats helped pull her through all the grief, she said, has been her faith, but not of the Catholic, Protestant or even Voodoo variety that have predominated in this island country. Instead, shes converted to a new religion here, Islam, and built a small neighborhood mosque out of cinderblocks and plywood, where some 60 Muslims pray daily. Islam has won a growing number of followers in this impoverished country, especially after the catastrophe two years ago that killed some 300,000 people and left millions more homeless. A capital where church attendance is so prevalent that the streets echo with Christian hymns on Sundays now has at least ve mosques, a Muslim parliament member and a nightly local television program devoted to Islam. AP People gather atop the aircraft steps at a Syrian passenger plane that was forced by Turkish jets to land at Esenboga airport in Ankara, Turkey Wednesday. Turkish jets forced a Syrian Air Airbus A320 passenger plane to land at Ankara airport on suspicion that it may be carrying weapons, Turkeys Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, amid heightened tensions between Turkey and Syria that have sparked fears of a wider regional conict. AP

Filmmaker appears in court


LOS ANGELES The man behind the antiMuslim lm that sparked violence in the Middle East made a brief appearance in court where he denied that he violated terms of his probation for a 2010 bank fraud conviction by using aliases and lying about his role in the movie. Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, entered the courtroom packed with media and quietly repeated deny when all eight probation violation allegations were read by U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder, who scheduled an evidentiary hearing for Nov. 9. None of the alleged violations have to do with the content of the movie or whether Youssef was the one who posted to YouTube the 14minute trailer for Innocence of Muslims, which depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, womanizer and pedophile. Federal authorities are seeking two years in prison for Youssef, who remains in custody and held without bail. Youssef ed his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Cerritos and went into hiding when violence erupted in Egypt on Sept. 11. The violence spread, killing dozens, and enraged Muslims have demanded severe punishment for Youssef, with a Pakistani cabinet minister offering $100,000 to anyone who kills him. AP

Huge recall hampers Toyota comeback


DETROITThe largest recall in Toyotas 75-year history could undermine the Japanese automakers comeback from natural disasters and embarrassing safety problems. The company recalled 7.43 million cars, trucks and SUVs worldwide to x faulty power window switches that can cause res. Wednesdays recall affects more than a dozen models produced from 2005 through 2010 including the Camry, the topselling car in the U.S. Its bigger than the 7 million vehicles recalled two years ago for oor mats that can trap accelerator pedals and cause unintended acceleration. The problem centers on the power window switch, which is inside the drivers door and controls when a window is opened or closed. Toyota said grease wasnt applied evenly to the switch during production, causing friction and sometimes smoke and re. The aw raises questions about whether Toyota Motor Corp. has solved quality and safety issues that embarrassed the company in 2009 and 2010. It also could jeopardize Toyotas impressive rebound from last years earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Those disasters hobbled factories and left dealers short of models to sell. The Toyota recall takes some of the sheen off its recovering brand image and should have a nancial impact, Standard & Poors analyst Efraim Levy wrote in a note to investors. Toyotas US shares fell $1.60, or 2.1 percent, to $74.46 Wednesday afternoon. Toyota said initially the window switch problem hasnt caused any crashes or injuries. But documents led by U.S. safety regulators show customers have reported 161 res and nine injuries. No deaths have occurred. The US National Highway Trafc Safety Administration began looking into window switch problems with two Toyota models in February after noticing a higher than normal number of complaints. Most res were minor, although one destroyed a Camry. Several owners reported that they were afraid to drive their vehicles because of the threat of res. NHTSA said Wednesday the investigation remains open pending a review of recall documents. AP

Pakistani girl shooting sparks outrage, protests


ISLAMABADSchools shut their doors in protest and Pakistanis across the country held vigils Wednesday to pray for a 14-year-old girl who was shot by a Taliban gunman after daring to advocate education for girls and criticize the militant group. The shooting of Malala Yousufzai on Tuesday in the town of Mingora in the volatile Swat Valley horried Pakistanis across the religious, political and ethnic spectrum. Many in the country hoped the attack and the outrage it has sparked will be a turning point in Pakistans longrunning battle against the Taliban, which still enjoys considerable public support for ghting US forces in neighboring Afghanistan. Top US ofcials condemned the attack and offered to help the girl. A Taliban gunman walked up to a bus taking children home from school and shot Malala in the head and neck. Another girl on the bus was also wounded. Pictures of the vehicle showed bloodstained seats where the girls were sitting. Malala appeared to be out of immediate danger after doctors operated on her early Wednesday to remove a bullet lodged in her neck. But she remained in intensive care at a hospital in the northwestern city of Peshawar, and Pakistans Interior Minister said the next 48 hours would be crucial. Small rallies and prayer sessions were held for her in Mingora, the eastern city of Lahore, the southern port city of Karachi and the capital of Islamabad. In newspapers, on TV and in social media forums, Pakistanis voiced their disgust with the attack, and expressed their admiration for a girl who spoke out against the Taliban when few dared. AP

Mexico says drug lord killing an accident

A supporter of Pakistani political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement (center) reacts while she and other women chant prayers in support of 14-year-old schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot on Tuesday by the Taliban for speaking out in support of education for women, at the MQM headquarter in Karachi, Pakistan Wednesday. AP

Experts claim global warming means more Antarctic ice


WASHINGTONThe ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-at landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading ice may be a cockeyed signal of man-made climate change, scientists say. This is Antarctica, the polar opposite of the Arctic. While the North Pole has been losing sea ice over the years, the water nearest the South Pole has been gaining it. Antarctic sea ice hit a record 7.51 million square miles in September. That happened just days after reports of the biggest loss of Arctic sea ice on record. Climate change skeptics have seized on the Antarctic ice to argue that the globe isnt warming and that scientists are ignoring the southern continent because its not convenient. But scientists say the skeptics are misinterpreting whats happening and why. Shifts in wind patterns and the giant ozone hole over the Antarctic this time of yearboth related to human activityare probably behind the increase in ice, experts say. This subtle growth in winter sea ice since scientists began measuring it in 1979 was initially surprising, they say, but makes sense the more it is studied. A warming world can have complex and sometimes surprising consequences, researcher Ted Maksym said this week from an Australian research vessel surrounded by Antarctic sea ice. He is with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts. Many experts agree. Ted Scambos of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado adds: It sounds counterintuitive, but the Antarctic is part of the warming as well. AP

PROGRESO, Mexico Mexicos navy said Wednesday that its personnel had no idea they had killed the leader of the countrys most-feared drug cartel until after his body was stolen from a funeral home in this border town. The death of Zetas cartel leader Heriberto Lazcano, alias El Lazca, in a gunght with marines Sunday left a wake of fear in the small mining and farming towns that dot the northern plains of Coahuila state. Residents of Progreso said they heard a series of three loud explosions Sunday, apparently from the grenades that Lazcano reportedly red at marines who were pursuing him. But most people refused to talk or said they werent at the baseball eld near where Lazcano died of gunshot wounds. Those that acknowledged hearing the explosions said they ran into their homes and stayed inside. It was unclear why Lazcano was at the baseball eld. A game between Progreso and a neighboring town was in progress, but the area around the eld is also one of only two spots in town with reliable cellphone service. AP

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Isuzu fights off plant closure issue


Text and photos by Dino Ray V. Directo III

AMID steady sales in the provincial market, the countrys diesel authority Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is ghting off rumors of a plant closure.
The nasty buzz stemmed from the request of the local automotive industry to address the high manufacturing cost and provide tax breaks assistance to further ease production complexities and eventually make the domestic automotive sector competitive in the ASEAN region. The Philippine automotive industry is facing multitudes of challenges in sustaining manufacturing, primarily with the production cost. As such, an incentive grant from the government would be a welcome move, states Art Balmadrid, EVP for Business Development of IPC. Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has been an advocate over the years in the promotion of domestic automotive manufacturing and jobs generation and we intend to keep the existing manpower in as much as we can. We have been resilient on the local employment issue even if our organization encountered several impediments such as the impacts of Japan catastrophe, Thailand massive ooding, among others, adds Balmadrid. IPC continues to be one of the countrys top sellers of commercial vehicles as it records 21% sales growth from January to August of this year. The cost of operating the assembly plant in the Philippines is signicantly higher as compared with other ASEAN countries. IPC, with the other global automotive manufacturing companies in the country and the local parts makers, are requesting the government to extend assistance in the form of granting incentives in order for our locally-assembled vehicles to be more competitive as compared with imported CBU units. There are no plans in shutting down the Isuzu plant operations in Bian, Laguna. However, if the current situation will persist, Isuzu is studying the option of scaling down assembly operations of their hugely popular D-Max pickup and look for another ASEAN country where it is relatively cheaper to operate which would probably be Thailand. Other assemblers which import units from Thailand are Toyota, Mitsubishi and Chevrolet Philippines. At present, ninety percent (90%) of the vehicles sold by Isuzu (Crosswind AUV, D-MAX pickup, N-Series light-duty trucks and Forward medium-duty trucks) are locally assembled in their Sta Rosa facility. A major component of local operations is our backward linkages which involves the procurement of parts and components that are locally available, thereby contributing to the Philippine economy. We intend to continue this in our effort to help in uplifting domestic production, says Balmadrid. Isuzu reiterates that the government must give strong emphasis on the importance of the automotive manufacturing plants already in place so as not to give

Workers at the Isuzu assembly line rush a vehicle for body weld inspection

FAST FASTLANE
Balmadrid: 'Resiliency and government cooperation are key elements to survival'

a reason for existing players to leave the country. The policies and programs should boost investors condence to maintain assembly rms in the country. We request for the government support in providing us with incentives, scal and non-scal, on locally-assembled vehicles which can allow us to operate and sell at competitive prices. Also, incentives will allow us to retain and even grow the local assembly operations, explains Balmadrid. IPCs strong performance has allowed the company to become the countrys third-largest mover of commercial vehicles and to clinch the fourth spot in the do-

mestic automotive industry ranking. Besides the dominant results of the N- Series trucks, the Isuzu D-MAX also secured 19% of the pickup segment with 1,844 units sold and the Isuzu Crosswind accounted for 18% of the AUV class from January to August with 3,935 units sold. This is followed by IPC taking 27% of heavy-duty Category 5 trucks and 58% of medium-duty Category 4 trucks. In total, IPC obtained a 7.7% slice of the Philippine automotive industry in the rst eight months of the year with 7,579 units sold, in contrast to the 6,259 units it delivered, or 6.7% share, during the same months in 2011.

Keep your cool


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Traffic safety agency warns of fake air bags


By Joan Lowy
WASHINGTON The Obama administration is warning car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been installed, according to auto industry ofcials who have been briefed by the government. The National Highway Trafc Safety Administration alerted the industry in a series of telephone briengs Tuesday that tens of thousands of car owners may be driving vehicles with counterfeit air bags, industry ofcials. NHTSA testing has shown some of the counterfeit bags dont inate or fail to inate properly, they said. In at least one case, a counterfeit bag red shards of plastic and other projectiles on impact, they said. The ofcials requested that their names not be used because NHTSA had asked them not to speak publicly about the problem until after an announcement scheduled for Wednesday. NHTSA will ask car owners to check a government website, Safercar.gov, or call their manufacturer or local dealership to learn if their vehicle model is among those for which counterfeit air bags have been made, ofcials said. No deaths or injuries have been tied to the counterfeit bags, but its unclear whether police accident investigators would be able to identify a counterfeit bag from a genuine one, ofcials said. The agency has compiled a draft list of dozens of vehicle makes and models for which counterfeit air bags maybe available. NHTSA cautions at the top of the draft that the agency expects this list to evolve over time. If the car is on the list and has had its air bags replaced during the past three years by a repair shop other than a new car dealership, owners will be asked to bring the vehicle into a dealership to determine whether the replaced air bags are counterfeit. Fees for checking out air bags could run $100 or more, industry ofcials said. Some types of cars have as many as eight air bags. The counterfeit bags typically have been made to look like air bags made by automakers and usually include a manufacturers logo. Government investigators believe many of the bags come from China, an industry ofcial said. The bags are marketed to auto body shops as the real deal, ofcials said. Auto dealerships that operate their own body shops are usually required by their franchise agreements to buy their parts, including air bags, directly from automakers and therefore are unlikely to have installed counterfeit bags, ofcials said. But only 37 percent of auto dealers have their own body shops, according to information on the National Association of Automobile Dealers website. Many consumers whose vehicles have been damaged are referred by their insurance companies to auto body shops that arent afliated with an automaker. Consumers who bought replacement air bags online will also be urged to check NHTSAs list. A wide variety of counterfeit auto parts has long been a wellknown problem, industry ofcials said. But recent incidents have escalated concern by government ofcials. In August, federal agents conscated nearly 1,600 counterfeit air bags and arrested a North Carolina auto mechanic, according to a report by the Charlotte Observer. The mechanic was tied by federal ofcials to another counterfeit air bag case last year in Tennessee, the report said.

Drive your worries away


THE adverse effects of the rainy season make vehicles vulnerable to certain irreversible damage. That is why United Coconut Planters Bank, through its Drive Your Worries Away promo, is now offering auto loans that come with free one-year comprehensive motor insurance with Acts of Nature coverage. Under the Drive Your Worries Away promo, UCPB customers who availed of an auto loan from September 15 to December 31, 2012 in any of the188 UCPB branches or UCPB-Consumer Finance Business Centers in key cities nationwide could take advantage of the free one-year insurance coverage consisting of Own Damage and Theft Up, Acts of Nature, Voluntary Third Party Liability for bodily injury and property damage, Unnamed Passenger Personal Accident, and Express Roadside Assistance. Our goal is to make car ownership easier for Filipinos by lowering the cost of owning a brand new car, and at the same time providing them with the convenience, security and protection that they need during the rainy season through our Drive Your Worries Away promo, said Philip Pabelico, Vice President and Head of Vehicle Finance Department. This loan promo is just one of the many products from UCPB, whose consumer loan portfolio grew by 35% in 2011.

Caltex bags FAP award. Chev-

ron Philippines Inc., marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants was presented with the best booth award given by the Philippine Franchise Association for raising the bar on booth design and setting the standard in brand promotion. Chevron put together an interactive, engaging booth at the Petro Business Pavilion at this years Franchise Asia Philippines. Shown during the inauguration of the Petro Business Pavillion were Energy Secretary Rene Almendras and Bam Aquino with Chevrons Jim Meynink (GM, International Products), Xiao Fei Peng (VP, International Products, Ahmed Shahid (GM Asia Pacic Sales & Marketing Support) and staff.

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White, silver top colors in 2012


DETROITIf you bought a new vehicle this year, chances are high it was white or silver. Twenty-two percent of cars and trucks built for the 2012 model year have white paint, making it the most popular color worldwide. Silver is close behind, at 20 percent, followed by black at 19 percent. Gray and red follow to round out the top ve. White is the most popular color for the second year in a row after overtaking silver in 2011. The annual rankings are compiled by automotive paint supplier PPG Industries Inc., a Pittsburghbased company that provides paints to leading car makers. The rankings are skewed somewhat by the large number of pickup trucks on the market. Trucks accounted for 55 percent of North American production in the rst eight months of this year, according to Wards, which compiles automotive data. One in four pickups produced is white because business owners often use them as work trucks and paint logos on them. By comparison, 19 percent of midsize cars made in North America are white. White, which was also popular in the 1980s, is making a comeback as a modern, high-tech color thanks in part to Apple Inc.s all-white stores and glossy white gadgets, said Jane Harrington, PPGs manager of color styling for car companies. Manufacturers are also making more varieties of white, from the at, bright white on many vans to the pearly cream of luxury SUVs. Silver also rose in popularity as a high-tech color starting in the 2000s. It remains popular because it highlights every angle of a car, Harrington said. Silver looks great on any design, Harrington said. White and other safe colors silver, gray and black also got more popular during the economic downturn, as buyers stopped leasing and bought vehicles they expected to hold on to for much longer, said Michelle Killen, GMs lead color designer for exterior paints. They were leery of some of the more daring colors on the market, like the magenta available on the Ford Fiesta or the bright orange on the Scion iQ. Buyers want to purchase a color they wont grow tired of over an extended period of time, Killen said. Color preferences vary by geography. Youll nd more red vehicles in North America. Black and gray overtake silver in popularity in Europe. Drivers in Asia like tan and gold but not green. Only about 7 percent of cars in every region are blue.

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Gianna Maniego, Editor Gianna Maniego, Editor Dinna Chan Assistant Assistant Dinna Chan Vasquez, Vasquez,Editor Editor

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OCTOBER 12, 2012

Jim Paredes is a fan of the audio dock

DOCK
This means users can enjoy their music from various smart devices such as the Samsung Galaxy SII, Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note, or other products such as the iPhone, iPod and iPad via both docked and wireless connectivity. Innovative sound technology combines vacuum tube amplier and digital amplier. The dock, which incorporates vacuum tube amplier technology, offering natural and harmonious sound qualities, also features enhanced wireless content sharing with AllShare Play, Bluetooth 3.0 and is even compatible with AirPlay technology. The DA-E750 is a world-class audio system that underscores Samsungs commitment to extend its strong leadership in the premium market, said

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plays various devices


NORMALLY, an audio dock would only play a device using one operating system. The Samsung DA-E750 is the worlds rst dualdocking system that allows mobile phone users to enjoy high-quality audio experience.
Amby Navarro-Molina, SEPCO Product Marketing head . As audio is an integral part of the overall home entertainment experience, were proud to provide consumers around the world with superior sound quality that can be enjoyed in the home. Allowing audio enthusiasts to enjoy music the way it was meant to be heard, Samsungs new vacuum tube amplier technology provides a warmer, more natural sound compared to conventional audio systems that use transistors. By also combining the vacuum tube with a digital amplier, the DA-E750 reduces unnecessary, harsh sound distortions while its 2.1-channel woven glass ber speakers and powerful built-in subwoofer produce 100 watts of crystal-clear sound with enhanced bass for a quality
Composer Louie Ocampo tries out the DA-E750

music experience. Delivering a total wireless solution, the DAE750 provides superior convenience, supporting wireless audio le playback via AllShare for Samsung Galaxy devices and AirPlay for Apple devices, or via Bluetooth 3.0 for additional devices. The DA-E750 also features an analog (composite) input and a USB port to play audio les directly from a thumb drive, music player, or portable hard drive supporting MP3, WMA and WAV le formats. The elegant design of the DA-E750 exudes the highest level of sophistication by combining classic design elements with a touch of luxury. The sleek

high gloss wood nish is available in either mahogany color which is accentuated by the warm glow from the vacuum tubes inside the docks when in operation. With the DA-E750 launch, Samsung also released an online commercial video showcasing the spectacular Flavor of Sound the wireless Audio with Dock delivers. The video stars George Craig, lead singer of the British indie rock band One Night Only. Other Wireless Audio Dock models are also available such as the DA-E550, DA-E570, and DAE650. Dinna Chan Vasquez

Chinese Culinary impressions. Beautiful people. Teresin Mendezona, Elvira All smiles. Guests Greg and Agnes Huetel Radissons best Gene and Gino Gonzalez at Luym, Marisa Fernan, Arcy Gayatin and Marilyn with GM Lyle Lewis. bet. Bubbly May Marco Polo Mondonedo. April Jimenea

Radisson turning Cebu Blu, Caf Laguna at 21


Laguna Garden anniversary lunch. Grace and Lita Urbina

Media guests: Consul Jaime Picornell, Joe Recio, Ana, Flor Ynclino and MCE

HOTEL and food industry gets the big bulk of tourism. Caf Laguna is unbeatable in MILA C. ESPINA native cuisines because the Urbinas, going on their 21 years of service, have not lost AH CEBU! their passion to serve quality Filipino food. True, the F & B is the lifeblood of hotels! There were series of Chinese culinary treats. Marriot had the Thai foodfest; Marco Polo brought Chefs Gene and Gino Gonzales for the Culinary Impressions of China. And Radisson? It was a glorious launch of its October theme, Turning. Cebu Blu! The staff led by general manager Lyle Lewis, marketing, management and pr angels Ana Olalo, Rica Rellon, Zeny Alcantara, Zo Montenegro, Janarie Vasquez and May April Jimenea, dressed in electric blue cocktail clothes, Turning Cebu Blu with Rica Rellon, Ana graciously conversed with their guests Olalo and Zeny Alcantara of Radisson

about their October attractions: SuperBlu meals, (amazing Cibo) Tuesdays and Thursdays, unbelievable with 50 percent off; plus, 30 percent off for two overnight stays; and, hold your breath, fun-filled halfday blutanding escape in Oslob. All these in October. Ana said that the Radisson Blu motif in going worldwide. Carry on!!! Celebrations Congratulations to the inauguration of the University of Cebu Medical Center; the unveiling of the Pristine North residences in Talamban; the Grand Reveal of Grand Residences Cebu at M. Cuenco Avenue; the jolly birthday bash of Congressman Pablo Garcia; and the 10 th Founding Anniversary of the Golden Center of Cebu. Friends remembered Go Ching Hai, on his first death anniversary with mass and lunch at the Sacred Heart Church and Center.

IS IT REALLY MORE FUN?


Ed Biado gives his own opinion in the More Fun AVP.

SPICE UP YOUR LUNCH


Presenting innovative lunchbox meals for picky eaters.

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recipe les Lunchbox meals with a twist


IN this fast-food age when convenience and eating on-thego are considered the norm, not a few parents believe that preparing home-cooked meals for children to take to school is still the way to go. After all, active children need well-balanced meals to fuel their bodies and keep them going all day. Unfortunately, many kids are inherently picky eaters, thus their parents challenge to come up with lunchbox fare that packs in avor and health benets becomes a never-ending struggle. San Miguel Great Food Club, the culinary club of San Miguel Purefoods Company, Inc., offers these healthy and easyto-prepare, kid-friendly recipes. With a little personal touch and a hefty serving of love, theyre sure to be a hit! Bulgogi Rice Ingredients: Marinade: 1/3 cup soy sauce 1 tbsp sesame oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 tbsp sugar tsp red pepper akes cuponions, slivered 2 tbsp sesame seeds Pinch black pepper 1 kg Monterey Beef Sukiyaki Cut cup Magnolia Nutri-Oil Procedure: 1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. 2. Marinate beef slices in marinade making sure all pieces are covered with sauce. 3. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes. 4. Heat of the oil on a non-stick frying pan. 5. Pan fry beef a few slices at a time for about 1-2 minutes. 6. Top over steamed rice. Serve. Buttered Fried Chicken Ingredients: 1 kg Magnolia Chicken Station Recado Cut 2 tbsp Supremo Cane Vinegar tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp salt 1 pc egg 1 cup cornstarch Magnolia Nutri-Oil, for frying cup Magnolia Gold Butter Salted Procedure: 1. Combine the rst 6 ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. 2. Heat oil in a frying pan then drop chicken into hot oil one at a time. Do not crowd pan. Fry in batches. 3. Deep fry chicken until golden brown. 4. Drain oil on paper towels. Set aside. 5. In a wok, melt butter then add fried chicken into melted butter. 6. Toss until all chicken pieces are covered with melted butter. Serve immediately. Serves 5-6. Grilled Chickn Cheese Sandwich Ingredients: 4 pc white or whole wheat bread 1 tbsp mayonnaise 2 pc Purefoods Tender Juicy Chickn Cheese, sliced 1-100g pack Magnolia Quickmelt Cheese, sliced thinly 2 tbsp Dari Crme Classic Procedure: 1. Spread mayonnaise evenly onto bread 2. Top with slices of Chickn Cheese then cheese. 3. Cover with another slice of bread. 4. Heat margarine in a saut pan. 5. Lightly panfry sandwiches until crisp on the outside and cheese melted. Serve hot. Serves 2.

Have you seen the More Fun AVP?


By Ed Biado

TELEVISION commercials try to highlight a product, service or brands new or important feature in either 15, 30, 45 or 60 seconds. In a short span of time, the audience is supposed to absorb a key message that would entice them to patronize the product, service, or brand. When the Tourism Department rolled out TVCs to international markets earlier this year in support of its Its More Fun in the Philippines campaign, the public response was respectable, but not quite stellar.
The Meme and Eyeball ads, albeit fun, failed to give tourists a compelling reason to visit the country. That can be attributed to birth pains, as the campaign was still at its infancy stage at that point. Last month, the DOT launched an audio-visual presentation at the Pacic Asia Travel Association Travel Mart. The new clip, running two minutes and 42 seconds, tried to squeeze in as much information as possible. Using a series of still and moving images accompanied by captions, it gives viewers a brief background on our colonial history (300 years in a convent and 50 years in Hollywood) and showcases breathtaking beaches, colorful estas and our love of wordplay (represented by photos of establishments named Scissors Palace and Baywash), among other areas of interest and notable destinations. However, the AVP isnt perfect. Its a bit text-heavy and it contains a few copywritingfail instances (Our Chocolate Hills are limestone, People say were the warmest place on Earth because everyone...knows how to smile and have fun and The Filipino word for Hello is Have you eaten?). But set against a jingle that captures the fun-ness of it all and is really catchy, its a clip worth sharing on social media, which is one of its purposes. Although it remains to be seen if the Filipinoflavored wit and humor of the video is universal enough to be understood by foreign viewers. And if its convincing enough to attract visitors to these 7,107 islands. The More Fun AVP, TVCs and other campaign-related videos are archived on the DOTs ofcial YouTube page, www.youtube.com/morefunph.

Some of the memes spawned by the More Fun in the Philippines campaign were witty and funny. Some were not.

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Relaxing weekend escape
WHAT better way to cap off a hectic work week or prepare for the coming ofce grind? Answer is, a relaxing escape in an accessible weekend getaway without going out the city! From September until November, ease off and enjoy the irresistible discounts and freebies of the exciting Weekend Packages of Richmonde Hotel Ortigas. For cozy comforts and gastronomic indulgences, look no further than Richmonde Ortigas Sleep, Eat and Be Merry! Weekend Package. Consisting of superior room accommodations, a hearty buffet breakfast for two, and a P1,000 voucher one can use for food and beverage orders at Richmonde Caf or The Exchange Bar, or for Room Service. This package, which is valid Friday to Monday, is a steal at only P5,050 nett. Option to get a Deluxe Room is also available for just P5,250 nett. Extended weekend stays are more affordable with the 2+1 Weekend Rendezvous Package, valid for Friday and Saturday checkins. Pay for only two nights and get the third night free at the rate of P6,000 nett per night for Junior Suite accommodations with daily buffet breakfast for two persons. And last but certainly not the least, have a last hurrah for the weekend with the Sunday Weekend Send-Off Package where rates drop to as low as P3,000 nett and P3,200 nett for room only and room with breakfast for two persons, respectively. For inquiries and reservations, call Room Reservations at 6387777. For more information about Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, log on to www.richmondehotel.com.

Book a banquet and get more


TAKE advantage of InterContinental Manilas Weekend Payback Promo. Book your banquet event at the hotel on a weekday (Monday to Friday) and get a P500 gift voucher for every P25,000 (exclusive of taxes and service charge) spent on banquet food and drinks or function room rental for that event, which can be used for your next banquet booking on weekends including public holidays within the promo period. InterContinental Manila will award a maximum of P5,000 worth of gift vouchers per banquet check for an amount not exceeding P250,000. Gift vouchers can be earned until February 28, 2013. Redemption period will be until March 31, 2013. For bookings or inquiries, please call 793-7000 loc. 480 or 691 or visit the hotels Meetings and Events Place.

A healthy and fun snack


ENJOY the sweet and sour taste of tamarind anytime, anywhere in conveniently packed, lowcalorie, and fat-free candies. JeedJard Chewy Tamarind offers soft, bite-sized, seedless candies manufactured from fresh sweet tamarind grown in Petchaboon, a province in Thailand famous the world over for its delicious tamarind. Only the best harvest are selected and strict quality and hygienic standards are implemented during the production process, to ensure a consistently good experience that will keep you coming back for more. JeedJard Chewy Tamarind contains no preservatives, no gelatin, and has passed FDA, GMP, and Halal standards. Traditionally used in cooking and hailed for its healing properties, sweet tamarind or makahm wahn in Thai, has many nutritional benets. The edible part of tamarind contains Calcium as well as Vitamins A, B, and C. It also contains Fiber, which helps promote good digestion. Now you can enjoy the avor and benets of real tamarind without the hassle of having to crack open shells, picking out which pods are good to eat, and spitting out the seedsits yummy tamarind thats neater and easier to eat!

Experience the ultimate wellness


PROMOTING wellness of mind, body, and soul, Terra Wellness Spa and Discovery Suites balance Lifestyle Fitness Club are offering the Ultimate Wellness Package. This deal provides unlimited massage treatments, a one-month gym membership and valuable hotel discounts. Spaholics may indulge in limitless massage treatments, and experience the quiet pampering of certied massage therapists in the exclusive Terra Wellness Spa. Plus they may also take full advantage of Balance Gym membership privileges, including use of the sauna and steam room, access to the hotel swimming pool and group exercise classes for one month. The Ultimate Wellness Package is available until October 31 only and priced at P15,000 per person, and P25,000 for 2 persons. For inquiries, you may call (02) 719-6880 or 719-6881 and 719.6921. Interested parties may also send their queries through e-mail: capoderado@discovery.com.ph or angie. castillo@terra-spa.com.

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Cotabato City Sub-District Engineering Office 008 Ramon H. Rabago Sr. St., Cotabato City Telefax No.(064) 421-2206 Republic of the Philippines

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Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS Region I 1st Pangasinan Engineering District

KAGAWARAN NG PAGAWAIN AT LANSANGANG PAMBAYAN


ZAMBALES 2ND DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
Sitio Baring, Brgy. San Nicolas, Castillejos, Zambales Tel No: (047)6236-2196- (047)623-2197) Fax No.: (047)623-2195 E-Mail Add: zsdeo_dpwh@yahoo.com

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OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER


Alaminos City, Pangasinan

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INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH 1ST Pangasinan Engineering District, Alaminos City, Pangasinan, invite contractors to bid for the aforementioned project: 1. Contract ID. : 12AG0130 Contract Name : Rehab/Improvement of Alaminos-Bolinao Road Contract Location : KO336+473 to KO336+993 with exception, KO339+000 to KO339+576 with exception, Scope of Work : Asphalt Overlay and Installation of Reflective Pavement Markings Approved Budget For the Contract (ABC) : Php 11,115,593.00 Contract Duration : 60 calendar days Fund Source and Year : _______________________ Cost of Bid Docs : Php 25,000.00 2. Contract ID. : 12AG0131 Contract Name : Rehab/Improvement of Alaminos-Lucap Road Contract Location : KO321+(-107) to KO321+000 with exception, KO321+000 to KO322+446 with exception Scope of Work : Concreting, Asphalt Overlay and Installation of Reflective Pavement Markings Approved Budget For the Contract (ABC) : Php 15,088,641.00 Contract Duration : 60 calendar days Fund Source and Year : _______________________ Cost of Bid Docs : Php 25,000.00 3. Contract ID. : 12AG0132 Contract Name : Rehab/Improvement of Alaminos-Bolinao Road Contract Location : KO335+226 to KO335+761 with exception, KO353+000 to KO354+000 with exception Scope of Work : Concreting, Asphalt Overlay and Installation of Reflective Pavement Markings Approved Budget For the Contract (ABC) : Php 18,223,774.00 Contract Duration : 60 calendar days Fund Source and Year : _______________________ Cost of Bid Docs : Php 25,000.00 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 Central Procurement Office (CPO) before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH Central Procurement Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant time and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: Activities Pre-Procurement Conference Issuance of Bidding Documents Pre-Bid Conference Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders 5. Receipt of Bids 6. Opening of Bids 1. 2. 3. 4. Schedule October 05, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M October 10, 2012 to November 06, 2012 10:00AM of October 26, 2012

INVITATION TO BID
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of Cotabato City Sub-District Engineering Office (CCSDEO), 008 Ramon Rabago Sr. Street, Cotabato City, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the following contract(s): 1. Contract ID: Name of Project: 12-MA-0082 CLUSTER B Asphalt Overlay of Cotabato-Lanao Road (Gang-Landasan-Parang Section/Lamsan-Simuay Junction Section), K1865+500 K1859+950; & K1862+750 K1863+380 Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao Asphalt Overlay of 3.450kms/0.630kms Roads Items 302, 310, 612(1), SPL-1, SPL-2 & SPL-3

INVITATION TO BID
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Zambales 2nd District Engineering Office, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors to bid for the following contract: Contract ID: 12CM0015 Contract Name: Rehabilitation of Consuelo River Contract Location: San Marcelino, Zambales Brief Description: Flood Control Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 9,699,055.63 Contract Duration: 90 calendar days Bid Docs Fee: P/ 10,000.00 Contract ID: 12CM0016 Contract Name: Improvement of Camachile River, Brgy. Nagbunga Contract Location: Brgy. Nagbunga, San Marcelino, Zambales Brief Description: Flood Control Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 16,489,948.66 Contract Duration: 120 calendar days Bid Docs Fee: P/ 10,000.00 12CM0017 Construction/Widening/Upgrading/Rehabilitation of Access Roads to Airport/ Major Sea Ports and Declared Tourism Destinations Subic-Cawag-Balaybay Road (Intermittent Section) Contract Location: Cawag, Subic, Zambales Brief Description: PCCP Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 19,399,988.40 Contract Duration: 120 calendar days Bid Docs Fee: P/ 10,000.00 Contract ID: Contract Name: Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulation. 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 the 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, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least 10% of ABC or. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check, preliminary examination of bids. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their LOIs applications for registration, to DPWH-POCW Central Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOIs. The DPWH-POCW-Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration, with complete requirements, and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC) Registration Form may be downloaded at the DPWH website. (www.dpwh.gov.ph) The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: Issuance of Bidding Documents Pre-Bid Conference Receipt of Bids Opening of Bids October 10 30, 2012 9:00 A.M. October 18, 2012 10:00 A.M. October 30, 2012 9:00 A.M. October 30, 2012 10:00 A.M.

Location: Brief Description: Major items of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): P 47,789,404.70 Contract Duration (CD): 71 cal. Days Cost of Bid Documents: P 20,000.00 2. Contract ID: Name of Project:

Location: Brief Description: Major items of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): P 47,658,834.22 Contract Duration (CD): 71 cal. Days Cost of Bid Documents: P 20,000.00 3. Contract ID: Name of Project:

12-MA-0083 CLUSTER A Asphalt Overlay of Kidapawan-Alla Junction Road K1644+758 K1647+178; K1657+800 K1658+540; and K1660+630 K1661+510 Datu Paglas, Maguindanao Asphalt Overlay of 2.420kms/0.740kms/0.880kms Roads Items 200, 302, 310, 612(1), SPL-1, SPL-2 & SPL-3

Location: Brief Description: Major items of Work: Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): P 30,110,712.90 Contract Duration (CD): 220 cal. Days Cost of Bid Documents: P 20,000.00

12-MA-0084 Concreting/Widening of Marbel-Alla Valley-Cotabato Road (Awang-Tamontaka Section), (K1845+700-K1847+500) Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao Concrete Widening of 6.0mW Roads (Both Sides) Items 100(4), 101(4), 102, 103, 104, 105, 200, 311 & 505

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 (NFCC) 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 Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH POCW-Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders 2. Issuance of Bidding Documents 3. Pre-Bid Conference 4. Receipt of Bids 5. Opening of Bids October 29, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. October 10-29, 2012 October 18, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. October 30, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. October 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Deadline:10:00AM of November 06, 2012 02:00PM of November 06, 2012

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the BAC Secretariat Office, DPWH 1st Pangasinan Engineering District, Alaminos City, Pangasinan, upon presentation of two (2) valid IDs of the Authorized Liaison Officer as specified in the Contractors Information, Presentation of the Original CRC per memorandum dated April 19, 2004 and payment of a non-refundable fee as mentioned above respectively. 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 Bid Documents. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Mailed intents shall not be entertained. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The DPWH 1ST Pangasinan Engineering District reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s. Approved by: (SGD.) MIENRADO V. INACAY Engineer III BAC Chairman NOTED: (SGD.) FLORASOL C. CARILLO OIC, District Engineer
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The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at Department of Public Works and Highways, Zambales 2nd District Engineering Office upon payment of a non-refundable fee for Bid Docs. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs, if available, form 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. 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 specified in the BDs in the (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The First envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualification. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Zambales 2nd District Engineering Office 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.) BLAS M. BALAGTAS BAC Chairman Engineer III Noted: (Sgd.) EDWARD RICARDO G. RAMOS Head of Procuring Entity District Engineer
(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of Cotabato City Sub-District Engineering Office (CCSDEO), 008 Ramon Rabago Sr. Street, Cotabato City, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of (As 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. 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 specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the Technical Component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the Financial Component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of Cotabato City Sub-District Engineering Office (CCSDEO), 008 Ramon Rabago Sr. Street, Cotabato City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders. Approved by: (Sgd.) EBRAHIM M. LANGEBAN (BAC-Chairman)
(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

Department of Public Works and Highways


OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER Daet, Camarines Norte

Republic of the Philippines

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS CAVITE II DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE


Tagaytay City Tel. No. (046) 413-1347; Telefax # (046) 413-2936

Republic of the Philippines

Region IV - A

KAGAWARAN NG PAGAWAIN AT LANSANGANG PAMBAYAN


Telefax (035) 231-3184; 336-1124; 336-1125 Negros Oriental 1st District Engineering District Office Bindoy, Negros Oriental, Rehiyon VII

Republika ng Pilipinas

Tanggapan ng Distrito Inhenyero

INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways, Camarines Norte Engineering District, invites contractors to bid for the aforementioned projects: Contract ID Contract Name : 12FC0209 : ASSETS PRESERVATION OF NATIONAL ROADS GENERATED FROM PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; a. Preventive Maintenance (Intermittent Sections) Secondary Daet-Mercedes Road K0343+(-531)-K0343+469 realigned to: Daang Maharlika K0340+144 K0340+453, K0343+469-K0344+369 realigned to Daang Maharlika K0340+453-K0340+740, K0344+369-K0245+165 realigned Realigned Daang Maharlika K0340+740-K0341+023 & K0342+193-K0342+456, K0346+000-k0348+661 realigned to Daang Maharlika K0342+456-K0343+093, K0343+153-K0343+679 Contract Location : Daet, Camarines Norte Scope of Work : Roads, 1892 m both sides Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php 42,212,460.00 Contract Duration : 270 C.D. Source of Fund : Tender Documents : Php 20,000.00 Contract ID Contract Name : 12FC0210 : ASSETS PRESERVATION OF NATIONAL ROADS GENERATED FROM PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM; a. Preventive Maintenance (Intermittent Sections) Arterial Daang Maharlika K0251+100-K0253+083 realigned to: Daang Maharlika K0329+120-K0329+762 K0259+000-K0259+652 realigned to Daang Maharlika K0330+008-K0330+207 & K0260+034-k0262+987 realigned to Daang Maharlika K0330+267-K0331+171 Contract Location : Labo, Camarines Norte Scope of Wor : Roads, 1805 m both sides Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php 40,256,940.00 Contract Duration : 240 C.D. Source of Fund : Tender Documents : Php 20,000.00 The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised IRR of R.A. 9184. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at the opening of bid. To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchase bid documents and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC, and (f) Prospective Bidders must submit complete List of Equipment to be used for above Projects. The said List of Equipment must be owned/leased by the bidder itself (g) all interested Bidder/s who wish to participate in this competitive bidding are required to have an Actual Site Inspection (ASI) on the above mention projects. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW Central Office will only process contractors applications for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurements activities are shown below: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Issuance of Bidding Documents Pre-Bid Conference Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders Receipt of Bids Opening of Bids From OCTOBER 11 to NOVEMBER 5, 2012 OCTOBER 17, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M. OCTOBER 17, 2012 until 10:00 A.M. NOVEMBER 5, 2012 until 10:00 A.M. NOVEMBER 5, 2012 @ 2:00 P.M.

INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the DPWH Cavite II District Engineering Office, through FY 2013 REGULAR INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM, invites contractors to bid for the following projects: 1. Contract I.D. Contract Name : : 12DG0084 Rehabilitation/Reconstruction/Upgrading of Damaged Paved National Roads(MFO-2), along Maragondon-Magallanes-Amuyong Road ; K0059+(-060) K0060+246 Cavite Roads-Rehabilitation-Concrete

INVITATION TO BID
The DPWH, Negros Oriental 1st District Engineering Office, through the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites contractors to apply to bid for the contract(s); 1.) Contract ID Contract Name 012HJ00017 Rehabilitation/Reconstruction/Upgrading of Damaged Paved National Roads (Intermittent Sections) along Dumaguete North Road Contract Location Sec. 1: K0055+203.60 K0055+403.60 Sec. 2:K0062+708.60 K0062+882.00, K0063+104.50 K0063+116.60 Sec. 3: K0063+116.60 K0063+240.60, K0063+262.00 K0063+458.70, K0065+999.00 K0066+069.00, Sec. 4: K0066+069.00 K0066+409.00 Scope of Works SPL I Mobilization and Demobilization, SPL II Facilities for the Engineers (1 unit Bunkhouse, Office Equipment), SPL III Facilities for Handicapped Persons (BP 344), SPL IV Safety and Health Programs, SPL V Facilities for Gender and Development (GAD 5% of the EDC) Stone Masonry Open Canal, SPL VI Installation of Billboard, 101(3a) Removal of Existing Dilapidated Asphalt Pavement, 102(4) Surplus Common Excavation (Canal), 104(a) Embankment, 104(b) Embankment (From Excavated Materials), 105(1) Subgrade Preparation (Common Materials), 201 Aggregate Base Course, 311(1) Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (Plain, t = 280mm), 311(2) Portland Cement Concrete Pavement (Reinforced, t = 280mm), 500(1) 900mm RCPC and 505(5) Riprap and Grouted, Riprap Class A Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) P 19,334,040.00 Duration 100 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 the contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI), purchased bid documents and must meet the following major criteria; (a) prior registration with DPWH, (b) Filipino Citizen owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or venture (c) with PCAB License applicable to the type and the cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC, or credit line commitment at least equal to 10% of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fill criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary examination of bids. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Office will only process contractors applications for the registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CCR). Registration forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website. www.dpwh.gov.ph The significant time and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Receipt of LOI from Prospective Bidders 2. Issuance of Bidding Documents 3. Pre-Bid Conference 4. Receipt of Bids 5. Opening of Bids Deadline: October 19, 2012 October 19, 2012 to November 6, 2012 October 23, 2012 @ 10:30 A.M. November 6, 2012 November 6, 2012 @ at 1:30 P.M.

Contract Location : Major Category : of Work Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 17,021,560.00 Contract Duration : 118 calendar days 2. Contract I.D. Contract Name Contract Location Major Category of Work : : : :

12DG0085 Construction/Rehabilitation of Various Projects in Cavite 5th Legislative District, Silang,Cavite Cavite Roads-Rehabilitation-Concrete Roads-Rehabilitation-Asphalt

Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 4,999,311.25 Contract Duration : 60 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 the DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of 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 nondiscretionary pass/fail criteria in the Eligibility Check, Preliminary Examination of Bids. Interested bidders are also required to present to the BAC Secretariat, DPWH-Cavite II District Engineering Office, Tagaytay City the original copies of the following documents for authentication and issuance of Bid Documents: a)PCAB License; b)Contractors Registration Certificate; c)Certificate of Materials Engineer Accreditation; d) Latest copy of Authorizing Officer together with machine copy of two(2) valid IDs; e)Certificate of Safety Officer Seminar from Department of Labor and Employment(DOLE); f) Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System(PHILGEPS) Order Form(Documents Request List) and g).CY 2012 1st Quarter CPES Rating. Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the DPWH-POCW Central Office before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-POCW-Central Office will only process contractors application for registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certificate of Registration (CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below: 1. Receipt of LOIs from Prospective Bidders 2. Issuance of Bidding Documents to registered Contractors 3. Pre-Bid Conference 4. Receipt of Bids 5. Opening of Bids : October 9 - October 25, 2012 : October 9 - October 30,2012 : October 17,2012 at 10:00AM : Deadline: October 30,2012 Until 10:00A.M. : October 30, 2012 @ 2:00PM

Prospective bidders may download the LOI Forms from DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph. The BAC will issue hard copies of LOI forms at DPWH, Cavite II District Engineering Office, Tagaytay City. The BAC will issue hard copy of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the DPWH ,Cavite II District Engineering Office, Akle St., cor. Mahogany Avenue, Brgy. Kaybagal South, Tagaytay City, upon payment of non-refundable fee of P 10,000.00 for project #1 and P 5,000.00 for project #2 for the proposal booklets. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website and 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. Only those who have purchased the BDs are enjoined to attend the said Pre-Bid Conference and may ask questions pertaining the project, so that they shall be properly informed of some important matters regarding the above projects. Bid must be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the Bidding Documents (BDs) in two (2) separate sealed bid envelope to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The technical and financial components of the bid should be book bound and each sheet properly paginated (ex: Page 1 of 200). The DPWH, Cavite II District Engineering Office, Tagaytay City reserves the right to 1) reject bids, 2) declare a failure of bidding, and 3) not to award the contract without incurring any liability if the funds /allotments for said program/project/activity have been withheld or reduced through no fault of its own. Approved by : (Sgd.) PRESCILA R. RAMOS BAC Chairman NOTED:

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of P 10,000.00 for Contract ID 012HJ00017. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective bidders that will download form the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their documents. Bids must be accomplished by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as started in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Insofar as the participating bidders are concerned, they should be forewarned if this probable occurrence and possibility of change in the ABC through the Reservation Clause appearing in the Invitation to Bid. Procuring entities are also encouraged to emphasize this reservation clause during pre-bid conference or submission of bids. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the lowest calculated responsive bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification The DPWH, Negros Oriental 1st District Engineering District Office reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and annul the bidding process anytime before contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders.

The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at the Office of the BAC, DPWH, Daet, Camarines Norte, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of (see cost of tender documents above). Prospective bidders may also download the BDs from the DPWH website, if available. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the submission of their bids Documents. The Pre-Bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased the BDs. Bids must accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR. Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specified in the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The first envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain the financial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and post-qualification. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Camarines Norte Engineering District reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at any time prior contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidders. (Sgd.) VICTORIO F. CORPORAL Engineer III Vice - BAC Chairman Noted: (Sgd.) SIMON N. ARIAS OIC-District Engineer
(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

Approved: (Sgd.) JESSIE C. PAQUIBO (BAC Chairman)


(MST-Oct. 12 & 18, 2012)

(Sgd.) CARLITO C. JOSE District Engineer


(MST-Oct. 12, 2012)

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 12, 2012 Isah V. Red, Editor standard.showbiz@gmail.com

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Kapuso
GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) prevailed in nationwide TV ratings in September, according Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.
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gains viewers nationwide


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Based on data for September from the 23rd to 30th (overnight data), GMA posted an average total day (6 a.m. to 12 m.n.) audience share of 34.1 percent in National Urban Philippines (NUTAM), leading by 1.2 points over ABS-CBNs 32.9 percent and by 18.4 points over TV5s 15.7 percent. More television viewers also tuned in to GMA (morning, afternoon and evening inclusive of primetime) in the important areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, where the biggest number of TV households are found. In Urban Luzon, which accounts for 77 percent of the total urban TV households nationwide, GMA was ahead with a 38.2 percent total day audience share, 9.7 points higher than ABS-CBNs 28.5 percent, and 23.2 points higher than TV5s 15 percent. GMA likewise ruled in Mega Manila, which represents 59.5 percent of rural TV households in the nation, after generating a 39.2 percent total day audience share, while ABS-CBN trailed behind by 12.6 points with only 26.6 percent. TV5 lagged farther behind by 23.4 points with only 15.8 percent. Leading across all areas, GMA continues to reinforce its strong showing in the afternoon block (12 n.n. To 6 p.m), scoring double-digit margins over other networks. GMA registered an afternoon audience share of 38.7 percent in NUTAM, considerably ahead of ABS-CBNs 25.1 percent, and TV5s 16.3 percent. In Urban Luzon, GMAs afternoon block scored 43.3 percent, zooming ahead of ABS-CBNs 20.6 percent, and TV5s 15.2 percent. Likewise, in Mega Manila, GMA registered a commanding 44.1 percent afternoon audience share, leaving ABS-CBN behind with only 19.0 percent, and TV5, which managed only 16.0 percent. GMA dominated the top programs lists in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila with 18 and 20 Kapuso programs making it in each list, respectively. Among the top-rating GMA programs in both lists are GMAs banner newscast 24 Oras, the recently concluded GMA drama Makapiling Kang Muli, GMA Telebabads One True Love and Luna Blanca, the countrys longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga, and consistent weekend top-rater Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS). KMJS was also the number one program in Mega Manila. Newly-launched GMA shows Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento, the sequel to the top-rating reality sitcom starring Michael V. of the same title, and Aso ni San Roque, the latest addition to the Networks primetime block headlined by Kapuso child star Mona Louise Rey, also made it to the top 30 highest rating programs lists in NUTAM, Urban Luzon, and Mega Manila. Nielsen has a sample size of 1,190 homes in Mega Manila versus Kantar Medias 770 homes and a nationwide sample size of 2,000 homes.

GMA-7 news pillars Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco anchor 24 Oras

Unnatural love triangle: Vice Ganda, Luis Manzano and Toni Gonzaga

After the release its full trailer, moviegoers are watching on the big screen the rst-ever movie project of the comedy box-ofce trio of Toni Gonzaga, Luis Manzano, and Vice Ganda titled This Guys

This Guys In Love With You, Mare

In Love With You, Mare, which opened nationwide last Wednesday. Under the direction of Wenn V. Deramas, the movie shares the complicated, unique, and fun-lled love triangle story of Gemma (Toni), Mike (Luis), and Lester (Vice). Ang This Guys In Love With You, Mare ay tungkol sa tatlong tao na pareho-parehong naghahanap ng puwesto nila sa mundong ito, says Deramas. Si Vice as Lester, isa siyang isa siyang pusong babae na sinentro ang buong buhay sa lalakeng pinakamamahal niya na si Mike, si Luis yun, na naghahanap naman ng isang normal na buhay na may asawa at may anak. Si Toni as Gemma, nasa sa point ng buhay niya na gusto na niya mag-asawa so tamang-tama yung timing nilang dalawa ni Mike. Ang hindi niya alam, meron palang dark secret ang boyfriend niya. According to Toni, viewers will surely laugh their hearts out in almost all of the scenes in the movie since they all gave their best talent while doing it. Ito na siguro ang pinakamasayang pelikulang nagawa ko sa tanang buhay ko. Parang at its highest level lahat ng eksena. Todobigay lahat, says Gonzaga. Wala kaming tinipid dito, lahat ng ikasasaya ng tao ibinigay namin sa pelikulang ito. Manzano, on the other hand, says that he was so excited to do the lm not only for its unconventional love story but also because he would get to work with his friends. When they offered this project, siyempre nakita ko yung cast at yun pa lang enough na to get me excited, he said. Working with this cast, this unusual storyline, its something Ill always treasure because its not everyday na aalukin ang isang artista ng isang ganitong kaibang klaseng pelikula. Meanwhile, Vice Ganda strongly believes in the sincere intention of the lm which is to spread good vibes among the moviegoers. Ang intensiyon namin sa This Guys In Love With You, Mare ay mapatawa kayong lahat

at alam kong maibibigay namin sa inyo yan, he says, Ihanda niyo na mga sarili niyo dahil pagpasok niyo pa lang ng sinehan may ngiti na kayo at paguwi niyo ng bahay ay may halakhak kayong bitbit at magiging masayangmasaya ang mga puso niyo.

Carmina Villaroel was the special guest at the rst Stanhome World Philippines (SWP) Operators Conference held at the Manila Peninsula Hotel recently. At the event, she shared her personal home care secrets and talked about the importance of using high-quality home care products for the family. SWP Regional Sales and Operations Managers Minoy Jocson and Yell Carreon presented the brand ambassador with a congratulatory bouquet. Everybody loves a winner and on Life And Style With Ricky Reyes, some inspiring stories of successful persons will be featured. Host-producer Ricky Reyes goes to BRAUN Philippines to try the companys winning products that beautify, treat and enhance the human hair. This

Stanhome Home Care ambassador

All about winners

proves that shampoo and conditioner are not enough as modern times dictate the necessity of more sophisticated beauty aids. The show also features interviews with popular residents of Puerto Princesa, Palawan Commodore Nicky Hernandez whose unique, amazing and palatial residence continues to draw tourists and transgender Michelle Montecarlo who ies to Pattaya, Thailand soon to compete in the Ms. International Queen 2012 pageant. The show also covered the tree planting in Norzagaray, Bulacan as a tribute to teachers by Smart Communications and Department of Education. But of course, the segment Make Over Magic returns due to insistent public demand. This is one of the must-see features on the show on GMA News TV, 10-11 a.m. produced by ScriptoVision . As long as we believe that God helps those who help themselves and we strive to make our dreams come true, success is not far behind. No one is a born loser. As they say, life is what we make it. We feature on the show some winners who can share with us their success stories. When feeling lost and miserable, its time to hear from them and be inspired, says Reyes.

Ricky Reyes with guests in Life Style With Ricky Reyes

OPM boy band releases 2nd album


1:43 (pronounced as one forty-three) afrm their status as the ultimate OPM pop heartthrobs with the release of their much-anticipated sophomore album titled Sa Isang Sulyap Mo under MCA Music. The albums carrier single Sa Isang Sulyap was released early this year as part of the Mang Inasal Mang Aawit Music Advocacy Program. It swept through the airwaves and became a phenomenal radio hit with listeners, especially among teens. The song dominated most of the radio charts all over the Philippines and earned the no. 1 spot in the Philippine Radio Music Chart OPM Top 20 for a few weeks and was likewise included in the OPM MYX Countdown. There are now close to 6,000 videos posted on YouTube using Sa Isang Sulyapall in all, these videos have been viewed more than 23 million times. It is also one of the most downloaded songs today by mobile phone users. Its just right then, for 1:43 to name their sophomore album after the song that endeared them to more fans than ever. Sa Isang Sulyap Mo includes alloriginal tracks written by the sentimental prince of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) Myrus and arranged by Jonathan Ong of SonicState Studio. It is a follow-up to their highly successful debut record Time for Love which was

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Piolo Pascual Theres no point in writing anything negative about him because the actor said hes not reading the papers at all. Instead, the 35-year-old actor just surrounds himself with positive vibes supporting important causes that focus on helping the underprivileged.

are not talking about


Jolo Revilla His family successfully built a political dynasty in their own hometown so his bid for a vicegubernatorial seat in Cavite came as no surprise. What would surprise people though if Jolo becomes a dedicated statesman and an important political gure. Do think were joking?

OPMs most popular boy band 1:43

released in April 2011. From the looks of it, 1:43 has an even bigger hit in their new album as its carrier single continues to peak in popularity: Sa Isang Sulyap went on to become the ofcial soundtrack of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4. 1:43 is composed Anjo Resurreccion, a University of Santo Tomas Psychology graduate and a MYX VJ Search nalist; Gold Aquino, a Business Administration graduate from the Centro Escolar University (CEU); Kent Malunda, a Political Science student from Silliman University in Dumaguete City; and Yuki Sakamoto, a Hotel and Restaurant Management student from CEU-Makati and the main vocalist of the group. Malunda recently replaced

pioneer member Kim Nicolas, who left 1:43 to pursue a career in photography. The albums nal track Hiling is a classic OPM ballad about loving someone unreachable. It is the rst time for the boy band, known for its feel-good brand of music, has ever recorded a sad song. Now one of the busiest OPM acts, 1:43 received two nominations for their rst album Time for Love in the prestigious Awit Awards for Best New Group for the song Pag-ibig Na Kaya? (also known sa PiNK) and Best Christmas Song for Merry Christmas Na. To date, 1:43s Fanpage in Facebook has garnered over 52,000 Likes and their YouTube videos are being widely circulated.

X Factor Philippines People are quite satised with the result of the talent search that ended last Sunday. It was only disappointing and depressing to see how the local channel staged the whole production. If you have seen different versions of X Factor in other countries, you would The Mistress think the local version is an We are not a big fan of John entirely different show. Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo but we would rather see this lm Dingdong Dantes break the box ofce record set Malicious rumors are by a standup comedian. This linking him to Isabelle Daza romantic drama about a kept but Dingdong says there was woman rapidly breached the never an instance that the had P300-million mark in terms of been together. What say you, box ofce returns making it the Marian? most successful movie to date. Heart Evangelista All eyes were on the Kapuso actress when Chiz Escudero admitted on national TV that theyre ofcially a couple. She however doused cold water on the issue when she refused to conrm, saying, Whats important is were happy in each others company.

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