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Barred. A Manila court has ruled that Home
Guaranty Corp. and not businessman Reghis
Romero IIs R-II Builders controls Manila Harbour
Centre, but Romeros security guards did not
allow the courts representative, Eric Quevedo
[inset], to enter Manila Harbour Centre to serve
the legal documents on Friday. SONNY ESPIRITU
SSS watchers. The Audit Commissions Delia Agatep, left, and An-
gelica Villanueva.
New beauty pageant. Miss Chinese-Taipei Jen Ling Lu, Miss
Mongolia Battsetseg Turbat, and Miss Singapore Phoebe Tan pose for
photographers during the launching of the Miss Chinatown Philippines
beauty pageant in Greenhills, San Juan. SONNY ESPIRITU
Prayer assembly. President Benigno Aquino III leads an interfaith gathering during the National Prayer
Assembly in celebration of the 55th anniversary of World Vision Philippines Friday at the Smart-Araneta
Coliseum. Mr. Aquino challenged Filipinos to reect on the spirit of bayanihan during the holiday season.
Stricter rules on campaign funds up
Obama boosts Asian ties with trip
Waste dumping probe urged
No change
in business
policyBPO
November
electric bills
to increase
Court kicks out Romero from port area
Pension fund insists
excess charges legal
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SSS wont refund members
Vol. XXVI No. 227 16 Pages, 2 Sections
P18.00 Saturday, November 10, 2012
www.manilastandardtoday.com mst@mstandardtoday.com
TODAY
Standard
Manila
COA Auditor Delia Agatep
said the Social Security Commis-
sion, the SSS ruling body, passed
a resolution to implement the new
computation of interest on salary
loans effective in April 2012.
SSS would not apply it ret-
roactively, Agatep said, which
in effect shoots down the COA
recommendation to refund over-
charges that totaled P789 million
last year.
SSS imposed 10 percent annu-
al interest on salary loans, deduct-
ing in advance the interest for the
rst year, which auditors said was
excessive. COA said SSS should
apply the Bangko Sentral guide-
lines, which specify that interest
rates should be based on dimin-
ishing balance.
The pension fund collected
P1.59 billion from the one-year
advance interest in 2011, which is
excessive by P788.8 million. SSS
has been overcharging members
since 2001 and the amount col-
lected could run to more than P8
billion.
Agatep said once Congress
looked into the controversy, as
what some legislators announced,
it could also order the SSS to re-
fund members the excess interests
collected since 2001.
We will evaluate the contents
of the SSS resolution to ensure
that the interest deduction truly
conforms to whats prescribed by
law, Agatep said in an interview
with Manila Standard Today.
By Sara Susanne
D. Fabunan
NEWLY-REELECTED United
States President Barrack Obama
will attend the 21st Association of
the Southeast Asian Nations Sum-
mit as part of the US policy to re-
assert its presence in the region.
Obama will be making his rst
foreign trip following his re-elec-
tion, as part of his pursuit of be-
coming the rst Pacic President
of the United States.
Obamas visit, according to
observers, was also a key part
of his strategy to expand Ameri-
can imports in competition with
China, the worlds second largest
economy.
Obama is also scheduled to
meet President Tehin Sein and
opposition leader Aung San Suu
Kyii in Yangon, Myanmar to un-
derscore US efforts in encourag-
ing greater political freedom in
that country, before stopping by
Thailand, where he is slated to
meet with Prime Minister Ying-
luck Shinawatra in Bangkok.
The Asean Summit will be
held on Nov. 15-20 at the Peace
Palace Phnom Penh, Cambodia,
which earlier hosted the 45th For-
eign Ministers Meeting as part of
its duty as ASEAN chair.
President Benigno Aquino III
is also scheduled to attend the
summit, where he will be joined
by heads of states and govern-
ments of Asean members Brunei
By Joel E. Zurbano
THE Commission on Elections
said Friday it will strictly moni-
tor campaign contributions and
expenses of candidates in the
mid-term polls in May 2013.
Comelec Chairman Sixto
Brillantes Jr. added that the
poll body might deputize non-
government groups such as the
National Movement for Free
Elections and the Parish Pasto-
ral Council for Responsible Vot-
ing to help monitor campaign
expenses and check documents
submitted after the elections.
By Merck Maguddayao
THE Social Security System has agreed
to compute the interest on loans of
members as recommended by the Bang-
ko Sentral, but it has refused to refund
the excess charges it collected since
2001, which ofcials of the pension
fund denied as illegal, the Commission
on Audit said on Friday.
In June, the Comelec issued a
resolution creating the Campaign
Finance Unit to monitor, compile
and analyze candidates expenses.
Brillantes said he did not want
to see a situation where a candi-
date would be able to use excess
campaign contributions to buy a
house as one American politi-
cian did.
Under election rules, candidates
are required to le their statement
of contributions and expenses 30
days after the polls, win or lose.
Failure to do so will prevent a
winning candidate from taking of-
ce and make him or her liable for
administrative charges and nes of
P1,000 to P30,000.
Senatorial, congressional and
other local candidates registered un-
der a political party are authorized
to spend only P3 for every voter.
Independent candidates without any
support from any political party are
only authorized to spend P5 for ev-
ery registered voter.
Political parties and party-list
groups may spend only P5 for ev-
ery voter in their constituency.
The statement of contributions
and expenses serves as the ba-
sis for the Comelec to determine
MANILA Electric Co. on Friday
said its customers will have to
pay more for the month of No-
vember as a result of the higher
cost of electricity sold by the
power producers and the higher
transmission and other charges.
The countrys biggest pow-
er distributor said its customers
will have to pay P0.24 more
per kilowatt hour, and that will
mean its customers using an
average of 200 kilowatt hours
will have to pay P48 more this
month.
THE Business Processing As-
sociation of the Philippines
said Friday it will continue
supporting the American
economy and businesses
amid speculation that re-
elected US President Ba-
rack Obama may resurrect
talks on the enactment into
law of an anti-outsourcing bill
in the US Congress.
While there has been
speculation that the anti-out-
sourcing legislation may be
revisited, the Philippine IT-
BPO industry will continue to
support the US economy and
American businesses to help
ensure they are among the
most competitive in the world
while freeing up resources to
create more jobs in the US,
group president and chief ex-
ecutive Benedict Hernandez
said in a statement.
Hernandez said the Phil-
ippines was helping to make
American companies out-
sourcing business services
to it more competitive and
profitable.
Protable companies hire
more workers both here and in
the United States, he said.
On Wednesday, US
Ambassador to Manila
Harry Thomas Jr. said
Obama would most likely
By Macon R. Araneta
THREE senators and a militant
partylist organization on Friday
called for an investigation on the
reported dumping of hazardous
wastes on Subic Bay by a United
States Navy contractor.
Senator Francis Escudero,
chairman of the Senate Commit-
tee on Environment and Natural
Resources, said the government
should immediately investigate
the incident, which he said could
lead to an environmental disaster.
If it is proven that Glen De-
fense Marine Asia had indeed
dumped hazardous wastes on
Subic Bay, they should immedi-
ately be made to dispose of the
wastes properly as mandated by
our environmental laws and inter-
national ecological standards and
pay for all damages, he said.
The Subic Bay Metropolitan
Authority is investigating Glen
Defense Marine Asia after the
captain of one of its vessels, the
M/T Glenn Guardian, admitted
that the ship dumped wastes col-
lected from US ships.
The SBMA Ecology Center,
which inspected the Glenn Guard-
ian on Oct. 15, reported that its
captain, Edilberto Acedilla, admit-
ted that they were carrying some
50,000 gallons of domestic waste
and around 200 gallons of bilge
water (a combination of water, oil,
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By Christine F. Herrera
BUSINESSMAN Reghis Rome-
ro II has lost control and manage-
ment of Manila Harbour Centre
after a Manila court ruled in favor
of some 200 business locators
that were allegedly defrauded into
believing that Romeros compa-
nies were the rightful owners of
the 79-hectare property, which
includes the Harbour Center Port
Terminal Inc.
The government-owned
Home Guaranty Corp. owns 60
percent of HCPTI, but Romeos
R-II Builders refuses to rec-
ognize it, said HGC president
Manuel Sanchez.
The HGC is the rightful
owner of the 60 percent of the
Harbour Center Port Terminal
Inc. but despite the June 2011
ruling of the Supreme Court in
our favor, Romero is claiming
the governments share is only
33.33 percent or one-third of the
corporations total shares, San-
chez told the Manila Standard.
In an Oct. 19, 2012 ruling,
Manila regional trial court Judge
Lyliha Abella-Aquino ordered
R-II Builders and Manila Har-
bour Centre Development and
Management Corp. to properly
turn over the common areas,
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Float glass this time. Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon holds
up a copy of the smuggling complaint that he led before the Justice
Department against a Cebu businessman and his broker for bringing
in P30 million worth of oat glass to the port in Davao from China.
SONNY ESPIRITU
No...
support legislation that would make
business process outsourcing com-
panies in the Philippines less attrac-
tive to American companies.
Thomas made the remark at a
press brieng after he was asked
about an anti-outsourcing bill
that would give incentives to
American companies bringing
back jobs, many of which have
been outsourced to other coun-
tries including the Philippines.
The outsourcing bill, called the
Bring Jobs Home Act, failed in
the US Senate in July. It was in-
tended to eliminate the tax breaks
for US companies outsourcing
services and manufacturing jobs
to other countries and to pro-
vide a 20-percent tax deduction
on costs associated with closing
outsourced operations and trans-
ferring jobs to the US.
Hernandez said many studies
had shown that outsourcing had
very little negative impact on job
losses, but was in fact fostering
job growth in the companies out-
sourcing business processes.
Dartmouths Tuck School
of Business economist Matthew
Slaughter, in a study of the hiring
practices of 2,500 US multination-
als, found that for every job out-
sourced, nearly two new jobs were
created in the US, Hernandez said.
From a $35-billion global IT-BPO
market in 2009, the industry is ex-
pected to generate at least $220 bil-
lion in revenues this year, according
to a report by the Everest Group.
The demand for global IT-
BPO services is huge and con-
tinues to expand at a rapid rate,
Hernandez said.
Outsourcing is a win-win
proposition, and we believe that
both American and Philippine
companies--and American and
Filipino workers--will continue
to benet from the opportunities
it provides.
In 2011 the Philippines IT-BPO
industry generated more than $11
billion in revenue and employed
almost 640,000 Filipinos.
According to an industry road
map, the industry is expected to
grow to gross $25 billion and em-
ploy 1.3 million by 2016. Julito G.
Rada and Lailany P. Gomez
Stricter...
whether the candidates or parties
exceeded their spending limit.
In the May 10, 2010 elections,
the Bureau of Internal Revenue
wanted to slap a 5 percent tax
on campaign expenses, but the
Comelec chairman then, Jose
Melo, said a law authorizing this
would rst have to be passed,
since a 1991 law made all cam-
paign contributions tax-exempt.
In the 2010 elections, president-
elect Benigno Aquino III received
P440 million in campaign funds,
P100 million of which came from
businessman Antonio Cojuangco.
Aquinos campaign contribu-
tions were all made in cash. For-
mer Environment secretary Ful-
gencio Factoran, Martin Ignacio
Lorenzo of Del Monte Phils.,
and Bu Hong Chiong of Ozamiz
City each chipped in P20 million.
Mr. Aquinos sister, TV host Kris
Aquino, contributed P15 million.
Leonardo Javier Jr. of Andoks
Chicken contributed P14 million.
Campaign documents showed
that Finance Xecretary Cesar
Purisima, Jose Ramon Aliling,
Alex Tanwangco, Jose Mari
Gamboa, Elena Lim and David
Lim of Solid Group of Com-
panies, Abeto Uy of Philsteel
Group of Companies, Felix Ang
of Cats Motors, Felipe Diego,
Felix Chung, Jose Antonio Lar-
rauri and Gerardo Esquivel all
contributed P10 million each.
Aurora Abellada, Lourdes Ong,
Antonio Aquino, George Bar-
celon, Eduardo Galvez, former
Agrarian Reform secretary Philip
Juico, Maripola Aquino, Angelita
Legarda, Josephine Guingona,
Salvador Zamora II, Gregorio Yu,
Josephine Reyes and Mariano
Chua contributed P5 million each.
Ma. Elena Cruz, Julio Sy Jr.,
Bernadine Quiason and former
Philippine ambassador to the
Vatican Howard Dee gave P3
million each.
Waste...
and grease), which he said were
hauled from a US Navy ship.
Acedilla said the water in the
tanks had been treated, and it was
their usual practice to dump these
liquid wastes 20 nautical miles
from Subic Bay.
But test results of water sam-
ples conducted by Subic Water
and Sewerage Co., which was
contracted by the SBMA to con-
duct the tests, reportedly showed
very high levels of toxicity.
But retired Navy Vice Admiral
Mateo Mayuga, the chief execu-
tive ofcer of Glenn Marine De-
fense Asia, questioned the report,
and said it was without basis and
malicious.
Mayuga said that the information
on the dumping of the waste mate-
rials is still being determined by the
Ecology Center of the Subic Bay
Metropolitan Authority.
How can we be accused of
dumping waste when the ECS-
BMA has not even released any
data relating to the issue. We are a
law abiding rm and we observe
legal rules and procedures as re-
gards environmental concerns,
Mayuga explained.
We assure the public that the ac-
tivities of our support vessels are in
accordance with pertinent maritime
domestic and international laws
and regulations. Our corporation is
a responsible corporate citizen that
operates in 27 countries in the re-
gion in support of US Navy opera-
tions. We have a long track record
of complying with all local and
international laws and we will con-
tinue to cooperate with all agencies
that are relevant at hand. We value
the sterling business reputation we
have established through the years.
Glen Defense Marine Asia also
claimed through its lawyers that the
SBMA had no jurisdiction to inves-
tigate the incident, because the ves-
sels were servicing US Navy ships
under the RP-US Visiting Forces
Agreement. They argued that it is
the Presidential Commission on
the VFA, and not the SBMA, that
should deal with the matter.
But Senator Loren Legarda,
chairperson of the foreign relations
committee, said the VFA cannot be
used as a defense in this case.
It [VFA] is not a treaty we
have entered into with the United
States so that their contractors can
wantonly violate the countrys en-
vironmental laws, said Legarda,
who is also the co-chairperson of
the Legislative Oversight Com-
mittee on the VFA or LOVFA.
It is shameless for their contrac-
tor to hide beneath the VFA and
raise jurisdictional issues. There is
no jurisdictional issue as far as this
case is concerned, she added.
If it is indeed established that they
violated our environmental laws,
they should be made to answer, and
penalties need to be imposed to the
fullest extent of the law.
Senator Miriam Santiago,
meanwhile, said she will le on
Monday (Nov. 12) a Senate reso-
lution calling for a legislative in-
quiry on the incident.
This is not the rst time Glenn
Marine has been accused of envi-
ronmental violations. In 2011, Glenn
Marine was charged for dumping
liquid waste a few miles from Ma-
nila Bay, said Santiago, who added
that the case was still pending with
the Department of Environment and
Natural Resources.
Akbayan, meanwhile, accused
the US of treating the country
as a trash bin. With Francisco
Tuyay and Vito Barcelo
Obama...
Darussalam, Indonesia, Laos,
Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore,
Vietnam and Thailan.
Aside from Obama, other heads
of states outside of the Asean who
are expected to grace the event
are Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao
and Japanese Prime Minister Yo-
shihiko Noda, and possibly Rus-
sian President Vladimir Putin.
Foreign Affairs spokesman
Raul Hernandez said that the Mr.
Aquinos agenda and scheduled
bilateral meetings with other
heads of state will be announced
on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, several womens
groups gathered in front of the
DFA and the Embassy of Cam-
bodia to call on the governments
of the Philippines and Cambodia
to reect the genuine concerns of
women in the ASEAN Human
Rights Declaration, which is one
of several topics to be tackled
during the summit.
At the same time, the womens
groups, along with other human
rights advocates expressed their
dismay over what they claimed as
the haphazard process of adopt-
ing the AHRD.
The womens groups had earlier
called for the postponement of the
declaration pending a wider consul-
tation process, but the ASEAN ap-
peared bent on adopting the AHRD
during the ASEAN Summit.
The protests were held under
the banner of Philwomen, a net-
work of around 80 organizations
that promote womens rights and
gender equality in the ASEAN.
They claimed that womens
concerns have been glaringly ig-
nored in the AHRD.
Philwomen earlier said that it
wanted to integrate in the AHRD
issues such as access to justice,
violence against women, sexu-
al and reproductive health and
rights, and migration.
Also on Friday, Philwomen
ofcials went to the ofce of
Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert
Del Rosario to hand their posi-
tion paper on the AHRD entitled,
A Challenge to Asean: Be at
the Forefront of Human Rights
Building in Southeast Asia.
The group challenged the
Asean to raise the bar in devel-
oping a progressive AHRD and
putting in place mechanisms in
the Asean for human rights pro-
motion and protection.
Philwomen demanded that the
Philippine and Cambodia govern-
ments enjoin the Asean member
states in ensuring that the Dec-
laration will not retreat from the
Universal Declaration of Human
Rights standard of universality
and non-discrimination.
The Asean must continue to
uphold that all human beings are
born free and equal in dignity and
rights, the group said.
Access to justice should be at
the core of the declaration, said
Jelen Paclarin of Womens Legal
and Human Rights Bureau.
Access to justice leads to the
creation of mechanisms that pro-
vide redress and remedies for
human rights violations suffered
by peoples, especially women in
the region. Access to justice is
the teeth of the AHRD that will
pave the way to a strong, inde-
pendent, credible and effective
regional human rights system in
the Asean, she added.
Court...
utilities and facilities and secu-
rity services to the association
being run by the locators. Earlier,
it found that R-II Builders con-
tinued to lease the facilities and
collect association dues in the
name of an association that he
belatedly formed.
Romeros lawyer, Ricky Gon-
zaga, questioned the Manila
courts writ of execution, insist-
ing that it was not yet nal.
On Friday, the court sent a sher-
iff but R-II Builders refused to turn
over the facilities to the locators.
Despite a court order, police-
men led by Manila Police Dis-
trict Station 1 commander Supt.
Alexander Navarrete refused to
break into the disputed property
without an order from Metro Ma-
nila police chief Director Leon-
ardo Espina.
In her ruling, Abella-Aquino
said the Romero companies had
been rebuffed several times not
only by her court, but by the
Court of Appeals and the Su-
preme Court.
It is about time that they
should give up, abide by and
comply with all the legal orders,
decisions and resolutions ren-
dered, not only by this court, but
by the Honorable Court of Ap-
peals and the Supreme Court,
Abella-Aquino said.
Before the ruling, the Securities
and Exchange Commission also
ruled on Sept. 10, 2012 that the busi-
ness locators association Manila
Harbour Centre Industrial Park As-
sociation Inc. was duly registered
with the SEC on April 8, 2005.
R-II Builders association was
registered with the SEC on Septem-
ber 21, 2010, using the same name.
The SEC and the court noted
the Romero rms intention to
mislead, confuse and deceive
the public by using the exact
same name, except for turning
Harbour Center into one word.
SEC Director Benito Cataran
said as a result of a technical fail-
ure in the commissions computer
system to recognize the corporate
registration of the business loca-
tors association, Romeros
corporate name of his associa-
tion was erroneously approved
and registered.
Cataran ordered Romeros asso-
ciation to change its corporate name
because the business locators asso-
ciation had prior right to the name.
The business locators, who
were into trucking, freight, cargo,
and other businesses were forced
to assert their right and seize the
control and management of the
Center from Romeros rms,
particularly R-II Builders when
some of them started receiving
eviction notices from the HGC,
which is the rightful owner of
some of the lands, Sanchez said.
R-II Builders has been illegally
leasing the lands, including HGC-
owned lands and collecting asso-
ciation dues. Romero has been de-
frauding the government for many
years now and deprived the public
of its rightful revenues, Sanchez
told the Manila Standard.
Sanchez said Romero used the
land for illegal purposes such as
allowing the stockpiling of moun-
tains of coal by a locator that was
paying Romero rent of P60 per
square meter even if the stockpil-
ing was not allowed.
An average cut of land is at
825 square meters or a monthly
rent of close to P50,000 a month,
Sanchez said. The biggest cuts
run to 5,000 square meters.
Some 30 percent of the 79
hectares were considered com-
mon areas, while the rest where
being leased out by the Romero
companies.
Sanchez said the HGC be-
came involved in the ownership
struggle as a result of a failed
joint venture between the Na-
tional Housing Authority and
R-II Builders Inc. to convert the
Smokey Mountain dumpsite into
a habitable housing project.
He said R-II Builders was
supposed to nance all aspects
of development including the
construction of 2,992 temporary
housing and 3,520 units of medi-
um-rise housing and the develop-
ment of industrial or commercial
site within the Smokey Mountain
area that included the 79-hectare
reclaimed foreshore property.
R-II Builders claimed to have
spent P300 million, while the
governments exposure was
P2.513 billion, which it is still
trying to recover, Sanchez said.
In accordance with its man-
date of assisting private develop-
ers to undertake socialized, low
and medium-cost mass housing
projects by encouraging private
funds to nance such housing
projects, HGC took on the role
of guarantying the payment of
interest and capital of regular
Smokey Mountain Project Par-
ticipation Certicates, he said.
A total of 5,216 certicates
had been issued with a par value
of P1 million each, Sanchez said.
By October 2002 all the regu-
lar certicates, having matured,
had a total face value of P2.513
billion, he said.
Because the company did not
have the cash to redeem the cer-
ticates, Planters Development
Bank executed a deed of assign-
ment covering some 115 lots and
HCPTI stocks in favor of HGC.
Despite the move, R-II Builders
continued to lease out the proper-
ties, Sanchez said. With Macon
Ramos-Araneta
SSS...
Asked to comment on claims
by SSS that the overcharging was
not illegal, Agatep said: We will
wait for subsequent actions by
SSS management on this issue.
SSS Assistant Vice President for
Lending and Asset Management
Luz Generoso said the computation
that the pension fund used to calcu-
late interests was based on a policy
approved by the Social Security
Commission in 2000.
Each lending institution may
adopt its own method of calculat-
ing interest charges on loans and
we adopted one of the accepted
methods in interest computation,
Generoso said.
Agatep said SSS also exceeded
the legal limit for loans to mem-
bers, which should not be more
than 10 percent of its investible
fund but the total amount dropped
to P11.9 billion in 2011 from a
high of P18 billion in 2009.
She said the loans peaked in
2009 because of calamity loans
to members affected by Tropical
Storm Ondoy, but ofcials admit-
ted the SSS has stopped giving out
calamity loans for a long time.
On allegations that ofcials
representing the SSS in compa-
nies where the SSS holds sub-
stantial shares pocketed the direc-
tors fees, Agatep said the report
referred to the past administration
in which commissioners did not
remit to the SSS hundreds of mil-
lions of fees.
She said incumbent commis-
sioners have not received direc-
tors fees for attending board
meetings but an executive order
has limited what they can receive
to only P64,000.
If their directors fees ex-
ceeded the prescribed limit, then
it must automatically go to the
coffers of the SSS, Agatep said.
SSS is the countrys largest pen-
sion fund with 27 million members
and assets of P358 billion. Last
years, it collected P46 billion con-
tributions from members and total
revenues, including income from in-
vestments, amounted to P65 billion.
November...
Meralco said the generation
charge alonethe cost of elec-
tricity sold by the power pro-
ducerswent up by P0.135 per
kilowatt hour, or by P5.63, and
mainly due to the increases in the
prices of the Wholesale Electric-
ity Spot Market and the state-run
National Power Corp.
The spot market increased
rates by P2.30 and National Pow-
er by P0.15 per kilowatt hour, the
company said.
The increase in the [spot mar-
ket prices] was partly due to the
reliance on the more expensive
oil-red plants to compensate for
the unavailability of some coal-
and gas-red power plants that
were on outage and a lower out-
put from the hydroelectric power
plants, Meralco said.
The company said the high-
er spot market and National
Power charges were partially
offset by the reduction in the
prices charged by the inde-
pendent power producers,
which went down by P0.21
per kilowatt hour.
Meralcos independent power
producers include First Gen
Corp., DMCI Power Corp. and
Quezon Power Philippines.
Alena Mae S. Flores
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Interior and Local Government
National Police Commission
Philippine National Police
POLICE REGIONAL OFFICE ARMM
Camp BGen SK Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The PNP, Police Regional Offce ARMM (PNP, PRO ARMM) through the Regional
Bids and Awards Committee (RBAC) invites contractors registered and classifed by the
Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) to bid for the hereunder contract/s:
Project Title Location ABC/ Source of Fund
Contract
Duration
Plans/ Bid
Docs
Construction of
Akbar MPS Bldg
Akbar, Basilan
Php 4,637,700.00/
SARO Nr D-12-00094
dated February 20,
2012 RA Nr 10147
180 cal days P 20,000.00
Repair/
Rehabilitation
of PRO-ARMM
Grandstand
Parang,
Maguindanao
Php 2,632,000/
PNPTR 4
th
Quarter
CY 2011
120 cal days P 10,000.00
Bidders should possess a valid PCAB license applicable to the above type and cost of
the contract, have completed a similar contract with a value of at least 50% of the ABC,
and meet the other minimum eligibility requirements stated in the eligibility.
The PNP, PRO ARMM will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on November 22, 2012 at 3:00
O clock in the afternoon at the PRO ARMM Conference Room, Camp Gen. Salipada
K. Pendatun, Parang, Maguindanao, which shall be open to all interested parties who
purchased the Bidding Documents.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 6, 2012 at 10:00
Oclock in the morning at PRO ARMM. Camp Gen. Salipada K. Pendatun, Parang,
Maguindanao. 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/Bidders representatives who choose
to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
Only bids which shall be rated passed in their technical requirements will be opened.
The bidder with the Lowest Calculated Bid (LCB) shall advance to the post-qualifcation
stage in order to fnally determine its responsiveness to the fnancial requirements of the
projects. The contract shall then be awarded to the Lowest Calculated and Responsive
Bidder (LCRB) who is determined as such during post-qualifcation.
All particulars relative to the eligibility documents, bid security, performance security,
pre-bid conference, evaluation of bids, post-qualifcation and award of contract shall be
governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its Revised IRR.
Acomplete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased at the BAC Secretariat/Regional
Engineering Offce upon payment of a non-refundable fee in the amount indicated above.
The PNP, PRO ARMM 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 incurring any
liability to the affected Bidder/s.
For further information, please refer to:

RBAC Secretariat/
Regional Engineering Offce
PSUPT AGUSTIN J TELLO/
PSINSP ROGER V GATUSLAO
Email add: reo_armm@yahoo.com
(Sgd.) JOEL MA T ALVAREZ
Police Chief Superintendent
Deputy Regional Director for Administration
Chairman, RBAC
INVITATION TO BID
CONSTRUCTION OF STANDARD TYPE B/C
(Two (2) Storey with Deck and Roofng)
MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION BUILDING and REPAIR/
REHABILITATION OF PRO-ARMM GRANDSTAND
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Finally,
House sets
FOI debate
IN BRIEF
Nation marks centennial
of two national artists
De Leon heads Treasury
October factor causes uptick in Customs take
Villar, 5 other 2013 bets hopeful
Happy hours shortened: Lawmaker plays party pooper
Nutrition awards. President Aquino converses with Health Secretary Enrique Ona(middle) and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala,
chairman and vice chairman respectively of the National Nutrition Council. during the awarding ceremonies at the Philippine International
Convention Center on Friday. They handed awards to local government units. MALACAANG PHOTO BUREAU
Trafc control room. Toll
Regulatory Board executive director
Edmund Reyes Jr., Metro Pacic
Tollways Corporation president
Ramon S. Fernandez, MPTC CFO
Chris Lizo and Manila North Tollways
Corporation vice president for
corporate communications Marlene
Ochoa lead the switch-on of the
new trafc control room to better
monitor and communicate with
motorists on trafc conditions at the
90-km expressway 24/7. The new
TCR has state-of-the-art equipment
and instruments like high denition
TV monitors and cameras. From left:
Tollways Management Corporation
vice president for toll operations
Bobby Bontia, TMC vice president
for trafc operations Gerry Aberilla,
MNTC vice president for operations
Raul Ignacio and MNTC AVP for toll
operations Glenn Campos.
He said the House Commit-
tee on Public Information led by
Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evar-
done should be ready to resume
debates.
I expect the committee to sub-
mit its report on FOI shortly after
the hearing (on November 13),
Belmonte said in an interview.
He said the bill needed a hard
push in the remaining session
days of the 15th Congress.
HB 53 is the implementing
measure on the right of the peo-
ple to information on matters of
public concern and the state pol-
icy of full disclosure in transac-
tions involving public interest.
The proposed law provides
access to information being
used for decision-making or
project management as well as
transcripts and minutes of of-
cial meetings.
The Palace follows the House
version except for a provision
that transcripts be be made
available only after the govern-
ment transaction are done.
Media organizations want
Congress to enact the measure
to allow journalists to have ac-
cess to public records and gov-
ernment information.
Evardone has vowed to en-
dorse the bill for plenary ap-
proval before the 15th Congress
ends in June 2013.
Denitely, we want to ap-
prove the FOI bill on November
13 so that we can nally submit
it for plenary action, but again,
the decision will depend on the
committee members, he said.
The FOI is very much alive,
Evardone noted. Im hopeful it
will become a law. And maybe
we will pass it in the plenary be-
fore we go on Christmas break.
Deputy Speaker and Quezon
Rep. Lorenzo Taada III, one of
the principal authors, expressed
optimism as well.
We will try to resolve all is-
sues on the FoI on November
13, Taada said.
ITS the centennial years for two National
Artists, musician Lucio San Pedro and di-
rector Gerardo de Leon.
President Aquino has tasked the National
Commission for Culture and the Arts and
the Cultural Center of the Philippines to
lead agencies for the celebration of the cen-
tennial birthdays of San Pedro and de Leon.
Under Proclamation No. 496, the cen-
tennial year for San Pedro covers Febru-
ary 11, 2013 until February 11, 2014.
De Leons centennial year starts from
September 12, 2013 to September 12,
2014 under Proclamation No. 497.
San Pedro is best known for composing
the popular lullaby Sa Ugoy ng Duyan.
He also served as chairman of the Com-
position and Conducting Department of
the University of the Philippines College
of Music from 1970 to 1973.
He was proclaimed National Artist for
Music in 1991 by the late President Cora-
zon Aquino. San Pedro died of cardiac ar-
rest in March 2002.
De Leon, for his part, began his direc-
torial debut in 1939 with the lm Ba-
hay-Kubo. He holds the sole distinction
of being the most awarded lm director
in the history of the Filipino Academy
of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards.
His 1961 lm The Moises Padilla Story
was selected as the Philippine entry for the
Best Foreign Language Film at the 32nd
Academy Awards, although it was not ac-
cepted as a nominee.Joyce Paares
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has ap-
pointed Finance Undersecretary Rosalia
de Leon as acting National Treasurer.
The 53-year old de Leon, who took her
oath of ofce yesterday before Finance
Secretary Cesar Purisima, replaced Roberto
Tan, who is now sitting as executive direc-
tor of the World Bank in Washington.
As Finance undersecretary, de Leon
formulated the governments debt -
nancing strategies, managed the risks of
public sector debt; and executed liability
management transactions covering the
countrys external debt portfolio.
She earned her Master of Arts in De-
velopment Economics from Williams
College Massachusetts and Bachelor of
Arts in Economics from the University of
the Philippines.
Other appointees in the Finance de-
partment are Assistant Secretary Maria
Edita Tan, who will now serve as ofcer
in charge of the International Finance
Group and Undersecretary Carlo Carag,
who will take over as ofcer in charge of
the Revenue Integrity Protection Service.
Carag, who also heads the Revenue
Operations Group, replaced Romeo To-
mas Jr. who resigned. Joyce Paares
By Joel Zurbano
CUSTOMS Commissioner
Ruffy Biazon said the bureau
collected P26.807 billion in Oc-
tober or 17.4 percent more than
the P22.842 billion posted in the
same period in 2011.
There are many contributing
factors to the BoCs improve-
ment in its collection perfor-
mance for the month of October
this year, he said, determined
to meet the P347 billion goal by
year end or, at least, handle a col-
lection shortfall to a manageable
level.
One, October is usually the
month when importations start to
peak as traders beef up their stocks
for the holidays, Biazon said.
Second, the leadership change jit-
ters and the period of uncertainty
that prevailed when news about
my leaving the bureau to run for
a Senate seat in the coming mid-
term election is over.
According to Biazon, the
P347.073-billion target for 2012
is 31 percent higher than the 2011
goal. In comparison, the Bureau
of Internal Revenues 2012 tar-
get is 15.8 percent higher than its
previous year tax-take objective.
Based on its P29.6 billion Oc-
tober goal, the Customs has a
shortfall of only P2.8 billion, its
lowest decit for the year.
We have recovered quite well
and we hope to sustain this re-
covery, Biazon said. We will
also push vigorously for the at-
tainment of our year-end collec-
tion target, even if we feel that
the target given us is really stiff
and sort of unrealistically high
considering the volatility of the
global market in 2012.
The bureaus cash collection
target is P28.9 billion while the
TEF (tax expenditure fund), or
non cash, is P679 million.
A PARTY-LIST group Akbayan said its campaign funds are all ac-
counted for even as it denounced a villication campaign initiated by
the extreme Left and the past administration.
The party said the extreme Left, represented by the Bayan Muna
group, opposed Akbayans democratic and peaceful path of change
that draws people away from its violent politics.
The Right as represented by the Arroyo camp had an axe to grind
against Akbayan because it made former president Gloria Macapagal
Arroyo, former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez and former Chief
Justice Renato Corona accountable for their misdeeds.
Akbayan said its 2010 campaign contributions and expenditures are le-
gitimate and all accounted for and is a non-issue at all.
In a statement, the party said its election contributions and expenditures
have duly been submitted to the Commission on Elections as early as June
of 2010, and have been accounted for by the appropriate authorities.
Akbayan explained that its campaign during the 2010 elections was
funded mainly by contributions from individuals who believed in Ak-
bayans reform platform and partnership with then senator and presi-
dential candidate Noynoy Aquino.
To be exact, 95% of our funds are donations or contributions from
other persons. We ensured that the contributions did not come from il-
legal, unscrupulous, or tainted sources.
Akbayan said that 90 percent of its total campaign expenditures went to
radio and television advertisements to promote its important advocacies as
a partner of Aquino in the 2010 presidential election. Vito Barcelo
By Maricel V. Cruz
SPEAKER Feliciano Belmonte Jr.
nds no obstacle in having the Freedom
of Information bill for plenary discus-
sion next week.
Left, Right draw re
from Akbayan party
IF A congressman would have his
way, there should be a limit to the
number of hours of operations by
nightclubs, cocktail lounges, bars
and similar establishments serving
alcoholic drinks.
These joints would do well to oper-
ate from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am instead
of 24 hours a day, according to Rep.
Oscar Malapitan of Caloocan City.
There is no necessity to provide
statistics of crimes occurring in these
establishments or as a result of having
patronized them. Aside from crimes,
lives are lost due to preventable acci-
dents, Malapitans HB 3235 said.
The bill had been pending for action
at the House committee on public or-
der and safety.
The bill provides for penalties
ranging from six months and one day
to not more than six years without
probation.
The operations of these establish-
ments serving intoxicating drinks
may be extended 2:00 am if the fol-
lowing day falls on a Saturday, Sun-
day or holiday.
The bill provides that no person
owning, operating, managing or
working in any establishment men-
tioned shall knowingly allow any
person with a criminal record to en-
ter the premises of the establishment.
The bill also prohibits patrons
from carrying rearms inside, conse-
quently, depositing the same with the
management or operator.
For such purpose, operators or own-
ers should secure a list of such citizens
with criminal or questionable character
from the NBI or the police agencies,
HB 3235 said.
Malapitan said superhuman efforts
is needed to curb criminality, stressing
that drastic actions should be done to
minimize it.
There are so many more social evils
that could be prevented if these estab-
lishments were totally banned, but
because our people must be allowed
some pleasures to relax and unwind,
these establishments should be regu-
lated instead. We also must have to
weigh the economic side of the issue
with public interest as the bottom line,
he said.
The clientele of these establish-
ments are not altogether people with
afuent means, he said. Some are
low-salaried employees who must
resort to graft and corruption to -
nance their nocturnal activities in
their lives. Maricel V. Cruz
SENATORIAL candidate
Cynthia Villar says being
included in the top slate of
Makabayang Koalisyon ng
Mamamayan and its almost 4
million members bodes well
for candidates winning in the
2013 midterm elections.
Aside from Villar, Mak-
abayan also endorsed re-
electionist Senators Loren Le-
garda, Francis Escudero and
Aquilino Pimentel III, and
former MTRCB chief Grace
Poe Llamanzares.
Yes, they will reinforce
our candidacy rather than us
reinforcing their candidacy,
said Villar.
Of course, we hope to get
the support of members and
supporters of the organiza-
tions under Makabayan.
Makabayan is a coalition
of 11 party list organizations
composed of Bayan Muna,
Anakpawis, Gabriela Wom-
ens Party, Migrante, Courage,
Akap Bata, Kabataan, Alliance
of Concerned Teachers, Piston,
Katribu, and Kalikasan.
It is elding only one ofcial
candidate, former Bayan Muna
Rep. Teddy Casino who is run-
ning as an Independent for sen-
ator in next years polls.
Villar said Makabayans
choice of bets share the same ide-
als amid their varied persuasions.
They laid down their ad-
vocacies, she said. We read
them. We agreed to support in
varying degrees certain advoca-
cies of Makabayan. We saw no
problem since they are good.
Sharing Makabayans
ethos was the reason cited
by the groups president, for-
mer Bayan Muna Rep. Satur
Ocampo, in taking in the ve
as guest candidates.
Among the Makabayan
prescriptives also espused
by Villar are the lowering
the prices of oil products,
water, power and other basic
commodities and services;
pushing for genuine agrarian
reform, pro-people mining
policies and environmental
protection; equitable mini-
mum wage and salary ad-
justments in the public and
private sectors and subsidy
for farmers and sherfolk.
Macon Ramos-Araneta
Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
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A4
ASIDE from death and paying taxes, there
is one other thing working people cannot
avoid: contributing to the Social Security
System.
Some people claim they have cheated
death. Others cheated the government by
not paying taxes. Can anybody cheat the
SSS?
Some people think they can cheat the
SSS by not paying contributions. This is a
wrong assumption. They cheat themselves,
really, because their future benets depend
on their contributions.
It is safe to assume that people have
no intention of cheating the SSSand
cheating themselves. They have accepted
the SSS in their lives in the same manner
they have accepted death and paying taxes.
And why not? The SSS guarantees their
burial, gives them a stipend when they
get sick, and a pension when they retire.
Filipinos also enjoy certain privileges
such as salary loans, which tide them over
during nancial difculties.
But something is wrong with the SSS,
and somehow somebody is being cheated.
Many people, for example, realize too
late in their membership that they have
been grasping at straws. At the end of their
working years, they discover that their
pension is too small. Worse, the SSS may
say they are not entitled to pension because
of various reasonsa funny name, failure
to pay loans.
After a lifetime of paying contributions,
one member says he realized the true
value of the SSS when his pension was
computed. It is not enough to pay even
just the maintenance medicines. It is
meaningless. The realization hit him
hard.
Out of the more than 27 million
members, a little more than a million
receive pensions. But they also complain
of strange occurences. Sometimes their
pension stops coming because the SSS
thinks theyre dead.
We may be looking at cheating from the
wrong end. Who is cheating whom?
We know its cheating when you give
people false hopes. Its cheating when you
force people to contribute hard-earned
money on a retirement plan that can only
provide a measly and meaningless pension.
The SSS failed its members despite
actuarial explanation that the computation
of pension depends on the amount of
contributions. The SSS management spends
members contribution to pay actuarians
and nance experts huge salaries to devise
schemes to make pensions meaningful.
They cheat us with their failure.
Did the SSS cheat its members?
Headlines say SSS officials face graft
charges for overcharging its members
on their loans, and that lawmakers are
seeking a congressional probe of the
SSS for violation of the law and abuse
of power.
What could be worse than death and
paying taxes? Is it paying contributions?
Ask the cheats.
Ask the cheats
The Asian century
EDITORIAL
THE world was witness to two recent
major eventsthe US presidential
elections where Americans voted to
give Barack Obama another mandate
and the once-in-a decade leadership
change in China with Xi Jinping
looming as the new great helmsman.
Both events bore a distinct
difference in how the two most
powerful countries in the world
choose their leaders. The US elections
had all the hallmark of how Americans
select the man they want to lead them.
The Peoples Republic of China, on
the other hand, and despite the prex
people connoting popular will,
chose a new leader behind closed
doors in an election exercised by a
chosen few.
Which political
system is best for
the economic well-
being of a nations
people?
Europe, despite
its strong political
institutions, is in
economic decline.
The United States,
steeped in its
democratic values,
has an economy on
the mend.
Does this
century then belong
to Asia?.
Australian Prime Minister Julia
Gillard, in a recent policy speech,
said the Asian century is not only
unstoppable, it is gathering pace. In
synch with its role as a Pacic nation
with a large Asian community, Gillard
added that Australia must be ready to
embrace the Asian century with every
child able to speak Mandarin, Hindi
or Japanese.
Nations in the region accept a
rising China assuming a leadership
role. But Beijings assertive stance
on the South China Sea has also
given rise to apprehension that China
could start a conagration. In a South
China Sea potentially awash in oil
and mineral, it would be like having
someone light a match in a room with
a gas fume leak.
There are ash points in the
regionthe conicting claims in
the South China Sea among China,
Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia
and Brunei and lately, a territorial
dispute between Beijing and Tokyo
over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Island.
Notwithstanding this wrangling over
maritime borders, there is still reason
to be sanguine that these disputes
would be settled peacefully There is so
much at stake, if only the willingness
to share the possible wealth under
the seabed is accepted by a dominant
China.
Chinas gross domestic product
slowed to 7.4 percent in the third
quarter of this year because its
manufacturing sector slumped. But
three decades of an unprecedented
average 10-percent growth catapulted
China over the international
competition, making it the worlds
second biggest economy.
India,Vietnam, Malaysia,
Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia are
all experiencing steady economic
growth. Even the Philippines, the
erstwhile economic laggard of Asia,
has shown a 6.4-percent GDP growth
to validate the regions prosperity
amid a global climate of uncertainty.
Japan, still feeling the effects of last
years devastating earthquake and
tsunami, is slowly recovering.
Xiaobo Lu, a political science
professor at Barnard College of
Columbia University, has analyzed
for CNN the internecine clash of
ideologies in the politburo leading
to the 18
th
China Communist Party
Congress on Nov.8
With the departure of President
Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao,
Chinas future and destiny are left in
the hands of new leader Xi Jinping.
This, after the downfall of once-
touted future leader Bo Xi Lai, a
casualty of the opaque workings of
Chinese power play.
China needs
a soul, posited
Professor Lu in
his CNN piece as
he analyzed the
three strands of
Chinese ideology.
These are: The
n e o - Co n f u c i a n
traditionalists who
lament the loss of
a moral compass;
the neo-liberal
reformists who
seek to liberalize
the economic and
political arenas to
reverse the expansion of the state;
and the neo-Maoists who want to
strengthen the state and break what
they perceive as a state capitalist
alliance between the rich and
powerful.
Chinas leadership change on Nov.
8 came in convergence with US
elections on Nov. 6 . Indeed it is a
November fraught with challenges,
not only for the two countries with the
biggest economies, but also for the
rest of the global village.
What does the leadership change
in China augur for the Philippines
and how will it impact the conicting
claims over the South China Sea?
At the Tuesday breakfast news
forum at the Edsa-Shangrila Hotel
Edsa, Chinese Ambassador Ma
Keqing said China wants a peaceful
solution to the impasse over
Scarborough Shoal. We responded
that Filipinos also want a diplomatic
denouement as it would redound to
the regions stability.
After the Asia-Europe summit
meeting in Vientiane, the Association
of South East Asian Nations Summit
Plus 5 will also be held in Phnom
Penh with heads of state of the 10
Asean members plus China, Japan,
India , Russia and the US expected to
attend.
Whether Cambodia, which hosted
last Aprils Asean Foreign Ministers
meeting, can redeem itself from the
unprecedented failure to come up with
a communiqu and a Code of Conduct
on the South China Sea depends
largely on how beholden Phnom Penh
is to Beijing. Diplomatic observers
saw the Chinese hand over the hosts
handling of the meetings agenda that
did not include the controversial SCS
issue.
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Kill bill
INITIATIVES to kill the reproductive
health bill are under way in Congress
There are only 21 session days
remaining before lawmakers go on
Christmas break. Remember that they
just came back from their last recess for
ling their Certicates of Candidacy for
2013.
After the holidays, sessions will
resume on January 21, 2013 but only
until 8 February. On the 9th, Congress
adjourns until June 2 as the campaign
period for the 2013 elections will be in
full swing. They will come back on June
3 BUT only to ofcially end on June 7.
The 16th Congress will start work
after July 21.
ALL bills will then need to be reled
and the legislative process begins from
step 1.
This is how the remaining
Congressional calendar looks like. No
wonder, opponents of the RH bill are
using this to the hilt not anymore to
delay, but to KILL the bill.
At the House of Representatives, there
was no movement on the bill last week.
This despite the fact that the substitute bill
(the provisions of which are said to have
been agreed upon by leaders of pro- and
anti-RH there) had been earlier distributed
for members to study.
Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, who is
rabidly anti-RH, wants the substitute
bill to be remanded to the committee
level. This is to kill it since there is no
more time for processing. Doing this is
senseless since the bill should already
be subjected to individual amendments
on the oor.
Rodriguez also said that his anti-RH
group (of just over ten representatives)
will ght the bill to the last word.
The House has more than 280
members and based on reliable
information, with the substitute bill,
many of those who opposed it will now
vote FOR it.
Moreover, no other bill has been as
more thoroughly discussed inside and
outside of Congress than this. More than
ten years is too long a time to process a
single bill. If until now Rep. Rodriguez
and his group are not yet convinced,
nothing will ever convince them.
The only thing to do is to follow
the legislative process and vote on it.
Certainly, the whole House should not
be held hostage by a small group. We
are in a democracy, lest we forget.
At the Senate, a different scheme
with the same intent is ongoing.
The Senate now tackles individual
amendments and we hear of KILLER
amendments that will probably be
proposed.
People expect a woman senator,
especially one who proclaims to work for
womens empowerment, to vote in favor
of bills that will redound to womens well
being. The public expects Senator Loren
Legarda to vote FOR the RH bill.
A politician as astute as Legarda
surely knows the clamor for the bills
passage. I have a copy of Legardas
amendments and got the impression
that many are meant to water down the
bill BUT at least one will KILL it if
approved.
Legarda wants this entire section
deleted:
SEC 10. Procurement and
Distribution of Family Planning
Supplies.The DOH shall lead and
coordinate the efcient procurement
and distribution to LGUs and usage-
monitoring of family planning supplies
for the whole country. The DOH shall
coordinate with all appropriate LGU
bodies to plan and implement this
procurement and distribution program.
The supply and budget allotments shall
be based on, among others, the current
levels and projections of the following:
Number of women of reproductive age
and couples who want to space or limit
their children; Contraceptive prevalence
rate, by type of method used; and Cost
of family planning supplies.
While the RH bill is much more than
family planning, the provision of such
services, including contraception, is
vital. Family planning has a lot to do
ELIZABETH
ANGSIOCO
POWER POINT
Turn to page 5
Which political
system is best
for the economic
well-being
of a nations
people?
NOVEMBER 10, 2012 SATURDAY
A5 Opinion Adelle Chua, Editor
ManilaStandardToday
mst.lettertotheeditor@gmail.com
WHAT is manifest about the newly-
appointed commissioner of the
Commission on Elections is the fact
that she is practically reeking with
arrogance. Grace Padacas conduct
amounts to telling the court she could
only be removed from her current
position through impeachment.
Many interpret her statement as
coming from one heavily intoxicated
with power because the implication is
that she is above the law and could get
away with anything if she so desires.
We are
c o m p e l l e d
to say this
because Padaca
is accused
of a serious
crime of graft
for awarding
a P25-million
rice contract
w i t h o u t
conducting a
public biding
in 2006 to a
private entity
known as the Economic Development
for Western Isabela and Northern
Luzon Foundation, Inc. Everybody
knows that like President Noynoy
Aquino, she is also a creation of the
mainstream media, by her foreign
brokers and by the local elite.
Padacas luck in breaking the well-
entrenched political dynasty should
not be interpreted that she was voted
by the people in Isabela on the basis
of her so-called sterling honesty.
Instead, it was out of their growing
realization that they deserved a break
from the clan that had been in politics
for almost 50 years now. But that
was a myth. No sooner after she was
elected on the charm of running as an
alleged underdog, her true color as a
traditional politician emerged.
That she lost her re-election bid
was supposed to have served as an
omen that something was wrong
with her. Recall that the cases
against her were led before she was
appointed by this equally arrogant
administration. To be more precise,
they were led while she was still the
governor of Isabela.
Moreover, her defeat as governor
only rendered moot and academic the
imposition of a preventive suspension
by the Sandiganbayan as provided
under Section 13 of Republic Act
3019, otherwise known as the Anti-
Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.
Nonetheless, she was directed to post
a bond for those cases which were
led while she was still in ofce,
and have been pending with the
Sandiganbayan since July 2011.
Before the yellow hypocrites
came to power, decency demanded
that public ofcials who stand as
accused for graft and corruption
have no business holding on to
their ofce at least until and after
the case has been resolved in their
favor. In the meantime, they should
desist from seeking any position in
government, whether by election or
by appointment, to prevent them from
using their position and connection to
inuence the outcome of the case.
Even then, Padacas anomalous
appointment as Comelec
commissioner will not serve to
bar the court from prosecuting her
despite the fact that the position
she now holds is impeachable as
provided under Section 2, Article
XI of the Constitution. Neither
would that serve to dismiss the graft
and malversation cases, nor would
have the effect of suspending their
litigation. Rather, Padaca should
be reminded that cases for which a
public ofcial could be impeached
pertain only to those committed
while in ofce, but not when they
committed were and have in fact been
charged before they were appointed.
Otherwise, Padaca would be
making a mockery of our justice
system considering that impeachment
proceedings in this country is more of a
political circus as when the lawmakers
acting as prosecutors ganged up
on the accused for grandstanding
purposes and for the reward of
pork barrel that awaited them. As
one lawyer observed, should the
Sandiganbayan
dismiss those
cases and allow
them to be re-
led before the
i mpeachment
court would
only result
in Padaca
invoking her
right to double
jeopardy to
pe r e mpt or i l y
seek their
p e r m a n e n t
dismissal.
As if to rub salt into the wound of the
offended public, her arrogant patron
shouldered her bond by chipping in
P70,000. The Sandiganbayan also
directed her to post P140,000 travel
bond to allow her to attend the US-
sponsored International Foundation
for Electoral System program. It
did not even seep into her brain that
by posting a bail bond, she in effect
submitted herself voluntarily to the
jurisdiction of the Sandiganbayan,
and that no amount of technicality
could divest it of its jurisdiction to
convict her even long after she has
retired from public service.
P rudence should have prevailed
upon her not to accept the
appointment. That could have made
her more honorable. Alas, she turned
out to be another of those power-
hungry politicians. In fact, the
amount chipped in by PNoy for her
bond set a bad precedent, and does
not augur well of him as President.
The decision to bail out a beleaguered
subaltern is indicative of deance, for
strictly speaking, he could be made
liable for culpable violation of the
Constitution for using public funds
to bail out a public ofcial charged
for corruption. The arrogance of
this regime is blatant as if to tell the
people nothing could prevent him
from appointing anybody he wishes to
appoint, irrespective of whether or not
he/she has a pending case in court.
We are saying this not to pre-
empt Padacas right to be presumed
innocent, but for the President to
refrain from appointing one with a
pending criminal case. In fact, no
other president (including the non-
lawyers we elected), dared to appoint
into ofce one with a pending case,
more so if it involves graft, or
hesitated in ring or in not accepting
their resignation.
Unfortunately, both the appointing
authority and the appointee have the
thickness of a carabao skin to be
affected by decency, and both appear
to be basking with arrogance. This
now serves to remind us that as far as
his horde of hypocrites are concerned,
there is no other honest public ofcial
they could trust to implement their
slogan of ang matuwid na daan,
except those that wear the dog tag of
being identied with the yellow herd.
rpkapunan@gmail.com
Reeking
with arrogance
ROD
P. KAPUNAN
BACKBENCHER
Padaca should
not have accepted
her appointment
in the rst place.
WITH a brilliantly executed electoral
campaign, US President Barack Obama
of the Democratic Party has secured
another four years at the White House.
That campaign targeted the various
groups and sectors of the US electorate
well, making very good use of social
network technologies like Facebook and
Twitter to solidify support and convince
the undecided. It effectively answered
and pressured its counterpart campaign
supporting Republican rival Mitt
Romney (particularly following their
rst live debate), exposing the latters
weakness in reaching out to voters across
social divides. More than in securing
the results of last Tuesdays race, the
Obama camps campaign performance
will also stand as a powerful lesson and
case study for future electionsand not
just in America, but even here at home
as well, as we gear up for the 2013
midterm elections.
But Im not writing todays column
with regard to the Obama electoral
campaign, now that re-election has
been secured. We now look forward to
four more years of President Obama, of
continuity in his policies and programs,
in a world still recovering from the
nancial crisis of years past, and facing
new (or renewed) challenges to peace
and stability. The direction that Obama
as president of a superpowertakes
in leading his country will inuence, if
not alter, the course other countries will
take for their own respective interests.
A second Obama administration will
mean a less imperious America, as the
President will most likely continue his
foreign policy thrust of leadership from
behind, preferring to work in concert
with allies rather than the unilateralist
approach of his predecessor, President
George W. Bush. At the same time, US
foreign policy will increase its emphasis
on East Asia (dubbed the Asia pivot).
This pivot couldnt come at a more
critical time, as we face the challenges
of peacefully managing territorial
conicts in the South China Sea/West
Philippine Sea, especially with rival
claimant the Peoples Republic of
China. Being our ally notwithstanding,
Washington (which also must manage
its relations with Beijing) continues
the same historical policy line from
previous administrations: desire for a
peaceful settlement of such conicts.
We can safely say, though, that the
US will not support any solution that
diminishes freedom of navigation in the
South China Sea, including what we call
the West Philippine Seawhich is also
to the best interests of the Philippines
and Obama being at the helm, will
thankfully not be as confrontational as
Romney might have been in pushing
for solutions. Again, also to our best
interests: heightened tensions, let alone
a shooting war, is to no ones benet.
Obamas preference for a softer
approach would also be of benet
in the environmental front. The US
hardline conservative agenda tends
to view agreements such as the recent
Durban Climate Change Conference
as a brake on economic activity (and
thus recovery), whereas in that eld the
President has pushed for an economic
shift towards green technologies as a
remedy. That said, with Democratic
Party control of the US Senate still below
the two-thirds necessary to approve
ratication of a treaty, Obama will still
face an uphill battle in providing US
support to climate change agreements.
On the whole, though, White House
support for arresting environmental
degradation will be a long-run boost to
global agreements on climate change.
On the domestic front, Obama also
faces an equally uphill battle to continue
his health care and nance governance
reform programs, to reduce government
decits, and to ensure continued US
recovery from the 2008 nancial crisis.
One of his campaign promises was
to provide incentives for American
industries to generate more American
jobs, while also discouraging them
from outsourcing such jobs overseas.
The Philippines benets from US
investments and outsourcing: USD 6.6
billion in foreign direct investments
in 2010, and we are a top outsourcing
destination. Earlier this year, the
Democrats had introduced proposed
anti-outsourcing legislation, stoking
fears here at homethough their effort
was ultimately blocked by Republicans
in Congress. Still, an agenda that would
viciously pit American and Filipino
workers as zero-sum competitors
would be unhealthy, not just for the
uncertainties that would hover over the
Philippine outsourcing industry, or the
potential for complementary economic
specializations between American and
Filipino industries, but also for social
attitudes in both countries.
More so because President Obama
has also pushed for comprehensive
immigration reform, thanks in part to
immigrant electorate support such as
from Latinos and the Asian-American
community. If he succeeds, Filipino
undocumented workers will have an
opportunity to legalize their stay, and
potentially unite them with their families
across the Pacic. Asian-American
support for Obama would also translate
to White House support for a uniquely
Filipino lobby agenda: securing
adequate and just compensation for
Pinoy World War II veterans who served
under US command.
While Barack Obama may have
campaigned for American hope, he carries
some of our own hopes as well. Rightly,
let us wish him godspeed and fair winds.
Facebook Page: Dean Tony La Vina
Twitter: tonylavs
Elections aftermath
By William Pesek
ONE would be hard-pressed to accuse
South Koreas Park Geun Hye of
holding a grudge.
The presidential candidate wants to
meet North Korean leader Kim Jong
Un to improve relations if she wins
next months presidential election.
Thats mighty big of Park, considering
North Korean agents killed her mother
in a 1974 assassination attempt on her
father when he led the South. Its also
a heartening sign for this increasingly
unhinged world of ours.
Park, 60, is the ruling partys nominee
and outpolling two challengers. Victory
is far from certain, though, thanks to
the plunging popularity of fellow party
member President Lee Myung Bak.
Being the standard-bearer of a party
hobbled by scandals and a failed hard-
line stance on North Korea is proving
damaging ahead of the Dec. 19 ballot.
Also, Parks two opponents, Ahn Cheol
Soo and Moon Jae In, are now joining
forces against her.
Yet Parks olive branch may inspire
more creative and specic North Korea
policies and lay the groundwork for
a formal detente. She wants to open
ofces in the two capitals of Seoul and
Pyongyang to improve communication,
form a crisis- management bureau to
centralize control over national security,
diplomacy and unication issues,
help North Korea join global nancial
and trade organizations, and promote
foreign investment in the totalitarian
state.
Global spotlight
If she succeeds it will have
implications for the U.S., where
North Korea was barely mentioned by
President Barack Obama or challenger
Mitt Romney during their recent
campaigns. One of the best things about
Romney losing is that John Bolton will
stay in the private sector. The thought
of Bolton, George W. Bushs United
Nations ambassador and prominent
North Korea hawk, playing a key role in
a Romney White House had me losing
sleep. Of course, Obama hasnt paid
enough attention to peace on the Korean
peninsula.
Obama has a full plate of international
ashpoints, from Irans nuclear
objectives to an ambitious China and
a teetering Europe. But it would be a
grave mistake not to put North Korea
high on Americas to-do list. Sanctions
only go so far. A second term affords
Obama a chance to place this issue in
the global spotlight.
Reaching out to the late Kim Jong Il,
who ruled North Korea until his death
last December, bore little fruit for the
administrations of Bill Clinton, Bush
or Obama. Nor did Lees predecessors,
Roh Moo Hyun and Kim Dae Jung,
get much mileage out of visiting
Pyongyang. And it might be awkward to
see veteran lawmaker Park negotiating
with an untested dictator believed to be
less than half her age.
But the world confronting North
Korea today is very different from
that a just a few years ago. In the age
of GPS tracking systems and military
drones, its becoming ever harder
for the Kim Dynasty to conduct its
favored businessesweapon sales and
counterfeiting. Printing fake $100 bills
is easy; transporting them in sufcient
quantity isnt. The same goes for
military hardware.
Sanctions have deprived the Kims of
their currency of choice: luxury goods.
They long bought the loyalty of generals
and party bigwigs with Mercedes
sedans, Rolex watches, Tiffany rings,
Chanel perfumes, at-screen televisions
and pricey cognac.
Enter Kim Jong Un, who took over
upon his fathers death. Hes been no
slouch in the provocation department,
rarely missing a chance to threaten war.
But then, it is what he must do. The only
way Kim can hold off the trigger-happy
generals looking over his shoulder is to
show he is as macho as his dad. Lets
just not miss the growing signs the
Swiss-educated Kim may differ.
Pyongyangs skyline
Take Pyongyangs skyline. Kim is
letting German hotel operator Kempinski
AG open one of the worlds tallest
hotels, a 105-story, pyramid-shaped
monstrosity that was started in the
1980s and never completed. Welcoming
the luxury-hotel manager is an attempt
to court more overseas visitors. That
isnt a step Kims predecessors would
have had the condence to take.
Earlier this year, Japans Mainichi
newspaper reported that Kim supports
trying new strategies whether they
are from China, Russia or Japan.
Domestic media reported that Kim
said the Norths fossilized industries
must catch up with global trends.
This, too, marks an abrupt change in
Kim-family philosophy.
Then there are the quirkier
hints, like hosting a Walt Disney-
themed extravaganza in Pyongyang
and appropriating rapper Psys hit
Gangnam Style to tart up propaganda
videos. Kim has been shown smiling
and breezing around town with his
stylish, young wife who news reports
say may be pregnantthe kind of things
you might not have time for if you are
planning to launch nuclear warheads.
The strategies his family used to
retain power are less available to Kim
the younger. He must have noticed
how quickly Myanmar traveled from
pariah state to investment darling
when the government relaxed its iron
grip. He sees China becoming a less-
enthusiastic benefactor. And surely
he is hearing that South Koreas
next leader may be more inclined
to approach the Norths 24 million
people with carrots than sticks.
Its interesting that South Koreas
nance ministry, perhaps sensing an
opening with a less belligerent Kim at
the helm, chose this year to conduct
a research project on the costs and
benets of joining with the North. It is
a timely sign that not all of Lees team
is holding a grudge. Nor, with any luck,
will Koreas next leader. Bloomberg
DEAN TONY
LA VIA
EAGLE EYES
Tyrants leverage wanes
without Cognac pipeline
Kill bill
From A4
with the reduction of maternal mortality
and abortion rates.
Legardas amendment will remove
access, particularly of the poor to a
crucial service that will help save
mothers lives. This amendment is no
doubt anti-women and anti-poor.
Perhaps with this amendment,
Legarda hopes to be able to claim
that she voted for the RH bill while
remaining in the good graces of its
opponents.
No, Senator Legarda, we know and
will remember this in 2013. This is
UNACCEPTABLE.
Another senator, Ralph Recto,
manifested on the oor that he wants
all mandates given by the bill to
local government units to provide
family planning services and supplies
REMOVED.
While Recto has yet to formally
propose this, people think that such is
a move to save his wife, Batangas
Governor Vilma Santos from earning
the Roman Catholic Church ire.
Batangas is considered a Catholic
stronghold.
Removing LGU participation
is a way to kill the bill. Without
it, how can an RH law be properly
implemented?
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile,
also poised to propose amendments,
makes no bones about his faith-based
opposition to RH. As an amendment,
Enrile wants to DEFINE THE
BEGINNING OF LIFE.
Yes, Enrile wants to answer a question
that even scientists and medical experts
are unable to agree on.
Moreover, the Senate President
allegedly wants the senators to vote
on his amendments. Do we trust
our senators enough to legislate the
beginning of life? Is this for them to
answer?
Should Enrile succeed, the RH bill
will certainly be dead because of his
belief that contraception is abortion.
These KILLER moves will not
succeed if: the House leadership moves
to put the bill to a vote; and people very
strongly tell legislators that anti-RH
candidates will not get their votes in
2013.
Lastly, I will say this again: President
Noynoy Aquinos certication of the RH
bill as urgent will ensure its passage.
Politicians should remember
President Barack Obamas victory.
Immigrants, women, gay and lesbian
groups made a big difference in
the elections. Being progressive on
controversial issues matter.
Here, for 2013, the RH issue will be
a dening factor. The people will vote
against candidates trying to kill it now.

bethangsioco@gmail.com and @
bethangsioco on Twitter
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Page Compositor: Diana Keyser Punzalan
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION
SOUTH MANILA ENGINEERING DISTRICT
8
th
Street, Port Area, Manila
I nvi t at i on t o Bi d f or ;
1. Contract ID No. 12OH0171
Contract Name: Proposed Repair/Rehab./Improvement of Roads at
Malacanang Grounds and Bahay Pangarap, Malacanang,
Manila.
Contract Location: Manila City
Scope of Work: road works-641.00 L. M.
Source of fund and year: GAA 2013
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC): (Ph. P 8,041,972.30)
Contract Duration: 24 cal. days
Cost of Bid Documents: Ph. P 10,000.00
2. Contract ID No. 12OH0175
CONTRACT NAME Proposed Drainage System along Taft Ave. (from City
Limit- Gil Puyat Ave.) Pasay City
Contract Location: Pasay City
Scope of Work: Drainage System-746.00 l.m.
Source of fund and year: GAA 2012
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC): (Ph. P 13,075,640.83)
Contract Duration: 150 cal. days
Cost of Bid Documents: (Ph. P 25,000.00
3. Contract ID No. 12OH0176
CONTRACT NAME : Assets Preservation of National Roads Generated from
Pavement Management System /Highway Development
and Management-4(HDM-4) along F.B. Harrison St.
(cluster) 1. K0003+000 K0003+1000; 2. K0004+484
K0005+070 Pasay City
Contract Location: Pasay City
Scope of Work: Road Works
Source of fund and year: GAA 2013
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC): (Ph. P 22,385,593.43)
Contract Duration: 60 cal. days
Cost of Bid Documents: (Ph. P 25,000.00
4. Contract ID No. 12OH0177
CONTRACT NAME. Assets Preservation of National Roads Generated from
Pavement Management System /Highway Development
and Management-4(HDM-4) Taft Avenue (Cluster) 1.0
K0004+000-K0004+1445, 2.) K0004+005-K0005+(194).
Pasay City
Contract Location: Pasay City
Scope of Work: Road Works
Source of fund and year: GAA 2013
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC): (Ph. P 32,814,067.51)
Contract Duration: 60 cal. days
Cost of Bid Documents: Ph. P 25,000.00
5. Contract ID No. 12OH0178
CONTRACT NAME Proposed Drainage System along Arnaiz Ave.(from City
Limit- Roxas Blvd.) Pasay City
Contract Location: Pasay City
Scope of Work: Drainage System
Source of fund and year: GAA 2012
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC): (Ph. P 11,891,879.16)
Contract Duration: 289 cal. days
Cost of Bid Documents: Ph. P 25,000.00
6. Contract ID No. 12OH0179
CONTRACT NAME Assets Preservation of National Roads Generated
from Pavement Management System /Highway
Development and Management-4(HDM-4) Andrew Ave.
A.)K008+(-956)-K008+472 B.) K0008+680.Pasay City
Contract Location: Pasay City
Scope of Work: Road Works
Source of fund and year: GAA 2013
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC): (Ph. P 48,043,942.72)
Contract Duration: 72 cal. days
Cost of Bid Documents: Ph. P 25,000.00
7. Contract ID No. 12OH0180
CONTRACT NAME Proposed Drainage System along Taft Ave. (from Sen.
Gil Puyat Ave. EDSA) Pasay City
Contract Location: Pasay City
Scope of Work: Drainage System
Source of fund and year: GAA 2012
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC): (Ph. P 10,659,913.51)
Contract Duration: 289 cal. days
Cost of Bid Documents: Ph. P 25,000.00
8. Contract ID No. 12OH0181
CONTRACT NAME Proposed Drainage System along 17
th
,12
th
,10
th
,16
th
,8
th
,19
th

and 21
st
Sts., Villamor Airbase Pasay City.
Contract Location: Pasay City
Scope of Work: Drainage System
Source of fund and year: GAA 2012
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC): (Ph. P 8,925,477.97)
Contract Duration: 289 cal. days
Cost of Bid Documents: Ph. P 10,000.00
9. Contract ID No. 12OH0183
CONTRACT NAME Repair/Rehabilitation/Improvement of Drainage System
along Roxas Blvd. Service Road and Center Island,
Pasay City
Contract Location: Pasay City
Scope of Work: Repair/Rehab/Improvement of Drainage System
Source of fund and year: GAA 2012
Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC): (Ph. P 9,161,710.06)
Contract Duration: 289 cal. days
Cost of Bid Documents: Ph. P 10,000.00
1) The South Manila Engineering District, through the [above indicated source of
funding and year] intends to apply the sum of [Phil P 171,186,886.74], 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.
2) The South Manila Engineering District, now invites bids for [various construction
projects indicated above]. Completion of the Works is required [289 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.
3) Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using
nondiscretionary 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 fve 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.].
5) 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 [November
16, 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.
7) Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before [November 28, 2012-
09:00 A.M.] 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) Bids will be opened on November 28, 2012 at 02:00 P.M.
9) 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/Procurement Staff
South Manila Engineering District, NCR, DPWH
1018 -8TH Street corner Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila
Tel. no. 023044020
rupertopingol@yahoo.com
Fax no. 025279727
(SGD.) GUILLERMO D. SALASAC
Offcer in Charge
Offce of the Assistant District Engineer
BAC Chairperson
NOTED:
(SGD.) MIKUNUG D. MACUD
District Engineer
(MST-NOV. 10, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Davao Oriental 2
nd
District Engineering Offce
Mati, Davao Oriental
INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the _Department of Public Works and
Highways, through the CY 2013 DPWH Regular Infra invites contractors to bid for
the aforementioned projects:
Contract ID: 12LG0049
Contract Name: Widening of Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal Highway
(Maputi Section 1766+980-km 1767+633.40 w/
exception
Contract Location: Banaybanay, Davao Oriental
Scope of Work: Concreting of 230mm. thk. X 0.5996 km.
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 10,544,800.00
Contract Duration: 63 calendar days
Bid Documents Fee: Php 25,000.00
Contract ID: 12LG0050
Contract Name: Widening of Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal Highway
Manikling Section
a.) km 1742+889 km 1743+586
Contract Location: San Isidro, Davao Oriental
Scope of Work: Concreting of 280mm. thk. X 0.70 km.
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 15,778,000.00
Contract Duration: 85 calendar days
Bid Documents Fee: Php 25,000.00
Contract ID: 12LG0051
Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance (intermittent Sections) along
National Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal National Highways
a.) 1733+000 km 1733+604
b.) 1735+000 km 1735+300
Contract Location: Mati, Davao Oriental
Scope of Work: Asphalt Overlay w/ Reblocking w/ edge line & cover
line Thermoplastic
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 13,486,760.00
Contract Duration: 43 calendar days
Bid Documents Fee: Php 25,000.00
Contract ID: 12LG0052
Contract Name: Widening of along Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal
Highways Caganganan Section
a.) km 1757+440 km 1759+000
Contract Location: Banaybanay, Davao Oriental
Scope of Work: Widening of 230 mm thk x 2.954 km
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 24,343,045.62
Contract Duration: 127 calendar days
Bid Documents Fee: Php 25,000.00
Contract ID: 12LG0053
Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance (intermittent Section) National
Road Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal National Highway
a.) km 1712+000 km 1712+1000
b.) km1713+303 km 1714+ 003
Contract Location: Mati, Davao Oriental
Scope of Work: Asphalt Overlay w/ Reblocking w/ edge line & cover
line Thermoplastic
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 25,522,140.00
Contract Duration: 52 calendar days
Bid Documents Fee: Php 25,000.00
Contract ID: 12LG0054
Contract Name: Road Upgrading (Gravel to Paved) Mati-Maragusan
Road
a.) km 1518+200 km 1518+552
b.) km 1531+209 km 1532+850
Contract Location: Buso-Caguisokan Section, City of Mati, Davao Oriental
Scope of Work: Conc. Of 280 mm thk x 2.023 km.
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 33,792,360.00
Contract Duration: 87 calendar days
Bid Documents Fee: Php 25,000.00
Contract ID: 12LG0055
Contract Name: Road Upgrading (Gravel to Paved) Tibanban-Lavigan
Road
a.) km. 1795+402 km 1796+387
b.) km 1797+142 km 1798+000
Contract Location: Luzon Section, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental
Scope of Work: Conc. Of .28 m thk x 2.2128 km.
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 39,381,300.00
Contract Duration: 160 calendar days
Bid Documents Fee: Php 25,000.00
Contract ID: 12LG0056
Contract Name: Road Upgrading (Gravel to Paved) Tibanban-Lavigan
Road km. 1803+281 km 1805+000
Contract Location: Nangan Section, Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental
Scope of Work: Conc. Of .28 m thk x 2.146 km.
Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC): Php 43,806,000.00
Contract Duration: 169calendar days
Bid Documents Fee: Php 25,000.00
Contract ID: 12LG0057
Contract Name: Preventive Maintenance (intermittent sections) National
Road Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal National Highway
a.) Km 1720+572 km 1721+567
b.) Km 1721+567 km 1722+558
c.) Km 1722+558 km 1723
Contract Location: City of Mati, Davao Oriental
Scope of Work: Asphalt Overlay w/ edgeline & centerline Thermoplastic
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 45,746,400.00
Contract Duration: 77 calendar days
Bid Documents Fee: Php 25,000.00
Contract ID: 12LG0058
Contract Name: Widening of Pres. Diosdado P. Macapagal Highway,
Poblacion Section
a.) Km 1750+980 km 1752+731
b.) km 1753+673.86 km 1754+880
Contract Location: Lupon, Davao Oriental
Scope of Work: Widening of 230 mm thk x 1.521 km
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 47,333,966.05
Contract Duration: 145 calendar days
Bid Documents Fee: 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-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH
POCW-Central Offce will only process contractors applications for registration with
complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC).
Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents October 25, 2012 to
November 15, 2012
2. Pre-Bid Conference November 05, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.
3. Deadline of Receipt of LOI
from Prospective Bidders
November 09, 2012 @ 12:00 noon
4. Receipt of Bids November 15, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.
5. Opening of Bids November 15, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH, 2
nd

District Engineering Offce, Mati, Davao Oriental, upon payment of a non-refundable
fee of (please refer to individual project). 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. Pre-bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties
who have purchased the BDs. Bids must accompanied by a bid security, in the amount
and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the
BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope
shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC.
The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be
awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation
and post-qualifcation.
The Department of Public Works and Highways reserves the right to accept or
reject any bid and to annul the bidding process anytime prior Contract award, without
incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
Approved by:

(Sgd.) FIDELA M. BISEN
Engineer III
BAC Chairman
Noted:
(Sgd.) CYNTHIA GRACE C. TIU
Assistant District Engineer
Offcer-In-Charge
(MST-NOV. 10, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Camarines Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce
Baras, Canaman, Camarines Sur
INVITATION TO BID
The DPWH Camarines Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, through its Bids and
Awards Committee ( BAC ) invites contractors to apply to bid for the following projects;
I. a. Contract I.D.: 13FE0007
b. Contract Name: Project Cluster 2013-003
Rehabilitation/Reconstruction/Strengthening of Bridges along
National Roads:
a. Cadlan Bridge
b. Hamorawon Bridge
c. Contract Location: Pili Camarines Sur
d. Scope of Work : Rehabilitation/Reconstruction/Strengthening of Bridges
d. Approved Budget for
the Contract: P 8,434,861.84
e. Contract Duration: 90CD
f. Cost of Bidding Documents: P 10,000.00
The BAC will conduct the procurement process in accordance with the Revised IRR
of R.A. 9184. Bids in excess of the ABC for the contract shall be automatically rejected
at the opening of bid.
To apply and to bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent
(LOI) signed and submitted by the person authorized in the Contractors License issued
by PCAB. Upon submission of the LOIs, the interested Contractor must also submit the
photo copy and original ( for authentication purposes and issuance of Bid Documents)
for the following documents: 1. Class A Documents ( contained in the Contractors
Registration Certifcate)(CRC), 1.1 Legal Documents: a.)Department of Trade and Industry
Business Name Registration (DTI) or SEC Registration Certifcate or CDA; b.) valid and
Current Mayors Permit/Municipal License 1.2 Technical Documents; a.) valid Joint Venture
Agreement, in case of (J.V.) and Eligibility Documents for each member; b.) valid PCAB
License and Registration; c.) Certifcate of Materials Engineer Accreditation duly Certifed
by the Authorized Managing Offcer (AMO); d.) Latest copy of Authorizing Managing
Offcer; e.)Certifcate of Safety Offcer Seminar from DOLE; f.) Phil-Geps Order Form
(Document Request list); g.) CPES rating of the contractor must be at least satisfactory,
as provided under Sec. 23.5.2.4 of Revised IRR of R.A. 9184 1.3) Financial Documents;
a.) Prospective Bidders Audited Financial Statement for the preceding calendar year
which should not beearlier than 2 years from the date of bid submission; b.) Prospective
Bidders Computation of its NFCC.
The LOIs shall be submitted by Authorized Liaison Offcer as specifed in the Contractors
Information(C.I.).Submission of LOIs by persons with a Special Power of Attorney shall not
be allowed. The Contractor must purchase bid documents and must meet the following major
criteria: (a) prior registration with the DPWH & PHILGEPS, b) Filipino citizen or 75%-owned
partnership, corporation, cooperative, or joint venture, (c) with PCAB license applicable to the
type and cost of this contract, (d) completion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC
within a period of 10 years, and (e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or
credit line commitment for at least equal to 10% of ABC. The inclusion of Material Data on the
Pledge equipment for the project in compliance with DO no.58 series of 2012. The BAC will use
non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check, and preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration
to the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The
DPWH-POCW Central Offce will only process contractors applications for registration,
with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certifcate of Registration(CRC).
Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph
The Signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents November 7-29,2012
2. Deadline of Receipt of LOI from Prospective bidders November 22,2012 until 10:00 a.m.
3. Pre-Bid Conference November 15 at 9:00 a.m.
4. Receipts of Bids November 29,2012 until 10:00 a.m.
5. Opening Of Bids November 29,2012 at 2:00 p.m.
The BAC will issue hard copies of ( BDS) Bidding Documents at the BAC Offce, DPWH
Camarines Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, Baras Canaman, Camarines Sur, upon payment
of non-refundable fees as stated above for Bid Documents. Prospective bidders may also
download the BDS if available from DPWH website. Prospective bidders that will download
the BDSs 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.
Prospective Bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the BDs
in two (2) separate sealed envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain
the technical component of the bid, eligibility requirements under Section 23.1 of the Revised
IRR of R.A. 9184 and a copy of the updated CRC. The second envelope shall contain the
fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive
Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH Camarines Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept
or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process at anytime prior Contract Award, without
thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.

APPROVED:
(Sgd.) EDUARDO A. ALEJO JR.
BAC-Chairman
(MST-NOV. 10, 2012)
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID
For the Supply and Delivery of One Hundred Seven
(107) Units of Various Types of Equipment
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila
The Department of Public Works & Highways thru its Bids and Awards Committee for Goods,
through GAA2012, intends to apply the sum of Two Hundred Forty Three Million Eight Hundred
Forty Thousand Pesos only (Php243,840,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract
(ABC) to payments under Contract ID: PR No. ________________. 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
various types of equipment, to wit:
Item Type of Equipment Qty. ABC
A. Dump Truck, Minimum Rated Output - 210HP 32 P 73,600,000.00
B. Hydraulic Excavator, Crawler Mounted, Minimum
Rated Output - 100HP with Breaker Line
5 23,000,000.00
C. Hydraulic Excavator, Wheel Mounted, Minimum
Rated Output - 100HP with Breaker Line
8 44,800,000.00
D. Wheel Loader, Minimum Flywheel Horsepower
- 110HP
8 20,800,000.00
E. Vibratory Roller, Double Drum, Minimum Rated
Output - 20HP
19 39,900,000.00
F. Road Milling Machine, Drum Milling Width - 0.50m. 2 26,000,000.00
G. Asphalt Paver, Rubber-Tired, Basic Paving Width
- 0.50m.
1 7,100,000.00
H. Crack Sealing Applicator 16 5,920,000.00
I. Generator Set with Flood Light, Engine driven with
Minimum Rated Output - 5.5KVA
16 2,720,000.00
T O T A L 107
Delivery of the goods is required as specifed 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 specifed 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. Bidders may bid any or all items.
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 November
9, 2012 until before 10:00 a.m. of December 5, 2012 from the Secretariat, BAC for Goods,
Ground Floor, DPWH Bldg., Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila and upon payment of a
nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents depending on the total ABC of the items to be
bid. Please refer to the table below. The bidders may bid any or all items.
Total ABC Cost of Bid Documents
More than 1 Million up to 5 Million Php 5,000.00
More than 5 Million up to 10 Million 10,000.00
More than 10 Million up to 50 Million 25,000.00
More than 50 Million up to 500 Million 50,000.00
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 November
21, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Central Procurement Offce (CPO) Function Room, 5
th
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 December 5, 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.
Central Procurement Offce Function Room
5th Floor, DPWH Bldg.
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila
Bid Opening shall be on December 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at CPO Function Room, 5
th
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
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
NOVEMBER 10, 2012 SATURDAY
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The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Deparlment of Public Works and
Highways, Cebu 6
th
District Engineering Offce, through its Bids and Awards
Committee (BAC), invites contractors to bid for the aforementioned projects:
BATCH 1 (12HN0052 -12HN0062)
Item No. 1
a . Contract ID : 12HN0052
b. Contract Name : Cluster X - Preventive Maintenance (Asphalt
Overlay) of Cebu North Hagnaya Whart Road;
A) Mandaue Secti on- K0005+(-710) to
K0005+986
B) Mandaue Section- K0006+( -013) to K0007+017
c. Contract Location : Mandaue City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : A) Asphalt Overlay with Pavement Markings
B) Bituminous Concrete Surface Course(t=50mm)
including removal of deteriorated existing
asphalt pavement, Bituminous Tack Coat and
Refectorized Thermoplastic Pavement Markings.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php42,179,480.00
f. Contrac t Duration : 150 Calendar Days
Item No. 2
a. Contrac t ID : 12HN0053
b. Contract Name : Preventive Maintenance (Asphalt Overlay) of
A.C. Corles Avenue, Mandaue Cty, K0008+278
K0009+257 (Proposed for Realignment/
Modification to Improvement of A.C. Cortes
Avenue, Mandaue City, K0008+(815) - K0009+000
c. Contract Location : Mandaue City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : 910mm dia. RCPC Installation with Sidewalk,
Curb & Gutter. PCCP of the additional two Lane
Carriageway including base preparation.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php36,347,840.00
f. Contract Duration : 360 Calendar Days
Item No. 3
a. Contract ID : 12HN0054
b. Contract Name : Widening of National Road at Canduman-Cebu
North Road, Mandaue City K0011 +( -639)
K0013+( 194) (Proposed for Realignment/
Modifcation to Improvement of National Road
at Canduman-Cebu North Road, Mandaue City
K0011 +(-639) - K0013+194)
c. Contract Location : Mandaue City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : PCCP in the additional Lane with Pavement
Markings including base preparation.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php36,141,230.00
f. Contract Duration : 130 Calendar Days
Item No. 4
a. Contract ID : 12HN0055
b. Contract Name : Widening of National Road at Cebu North Hagnaya
Whart Road, Consolacion, Cebu K0013+560
K0014+505 (Proposed for Realignment/
Modifcation to Improvement of National Road
at Cebu North Hanaya Wharf Road, Consolacion,
Cebu K0013+560 - K0014+505)
c. Contract Location : Consolacion, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : PCCP in one additional lane, including base
preparation. Construction of Sidewalk, Curb
& Gutter, Manholes and Inlets.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php28,130,000.00
f. Contract Duration : 300 Calendar Days
Item No.5
a. Contract ID : 12HN0056
b. Contract Name : Widening of National Road at Mactan
Circumferential Road, Cordova Section,
Cebu K0025+770 - K0028+000 (Proposed for
Realignment/ Modifcation to Improvement of
National Road at Mactan Circumferential Road,
Cordova Section, Cebu K0025+ 770 -K0028+000)
c. Contract Location : Cordova, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : RCPC Installation and Asphalt/ Asphalt
Overlaying
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php48,500,000.00
f. Contracl Duration : 360 Calendar Days
Item No.6
a. Contract ID : 12HN0057
b. Contract Name : Widening of National Road at Mactan
Circumferential Road, Cordova Section,
Cebu K0029+125 - K0030+386 (Proposed for
Realignment/ Modifcation to Improvement of
National Road at Mactan Circumferential Road.
Cordova Section, Cebu K0029+125 -K0030+386)
c. Contract Location : Cordova, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : RCPC Installation with Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php48,500,000.00
f. Contract Duration : 360 Calendar Days
Item N0. 7
a. Contract ID : 12HN0058
b. Contract Name : Widening of National Road at Cebu North
Hagnaya Wharf Road,Mandaue Section,
Cebu K0009+305 K0010+275 (Realignment/
Modifcation to Improvement of National Road
at Cebu North Hanaya Wharf Road, Mandaue
Section, Cebu K0009+305 - K0010+275)
c. Contract Location : Mandaue City, Cebu
d. Scope ot Work : RCPC Installation with Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php20,370,000.00
f. Contract Duration : 240 Calendar Days
Item No. 8
a. Contract ID : 12HN0059
b. Contract Name : Rehabilitation/ Strengthening of Marcelo Fernan
Bridge, Mandaue City
c. Contract Location : Mandaue City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : Removal & Replacement of deteriorated asphalt
including Pavement markings. Removal &
Replacement of Damaged Shear Blocks and
Expansion Joints.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php29,100,000.00
f. Contract Duration : 90 Calendar Days
Item No.9
a. Contract ID : 12HN0060
b. Contract Name : Repair/ Rehabilitation of Terminal Building
Access Road, Lapu Lapu City Chainage 0000
- Chainage 0989 (Preventive Maintenance)
c. Contract Location : Lapu Lapu City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : Removal and Replacement of deteriorated asphalt
pavement including pavement markings.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php30,972,414.74
f. Contract Duration : 82 Calendar Days
Item No. 10
a. Contract ID : 12HN0061
b. Contract Name : Rehabilitation/ Reconstruction/ Upgrading
of Damaged Paved National Road at Pajo-
Basak-Marigondon Road, Lapu Lapu City
K0011+( -624) - K0011+457
c. Contract Location : Lapu Lapu City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : Upgrading of the existing pavement from
asphalt to concrete including base preparation
with pavement markings.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php23,047,762.96
f. Contract Duration : 150 Calendar Days
Item No. 11
a. Contract ID : 12HN0062
b. Contract Name : Cluster XI - Rehabilitation/ Reconstruction/
Upgrading of Damaged Paved National Roads
at Mactan Circumferential Rood, Lapu lapu City
A) K0031 +000 - K0031 +221
B) K0031+655 - K0032+000
C) K0032+ 155 - K0033+983
(Proposed for Realignment/ Modifcation to
Asphalt Overlay of National Road at Mactan
Circumferential Road, Lapu Lapu City
A) K0031 +000 -K0031 +221
B) K0031 +655 - K0032+000
C) K0032+ 155 - K0033+983)
c. Contract Location : Lapu Lapu City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : A) Asphalt Overlay with Pavement Markings
B) Asphalt Overlay with Pavement Markings
C) Removal of existing deteriorated pavement.
Asphalting including base preparation with
pavement markings
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php41,969,269.50
f. Contract Duration : 120 Calendar Days
BATCH 2 (12HN0063 - 12HN0070)
Item No. 12
a. Contract ID : 12HN0063
b. Contract Name : Rehabilitation of Road at Brgy. Tingub,
Mandaue City
c. Contract Location : Mandaue City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : PCCP w/ Grouted Riprap (Class A) including
removal of Existing Concrete Pavement, Chipping
of Existing Stab, Roadway Excavation, Sub-grade
Preparation and Aggregate Base Course.
e . Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php2,908,891.98
f. Contract Duration : 30 Calendar Days
Item No. 13
a. Contract ID : 12HN0064
b. Contract Name : Construction of Multi-purpose Building at Brgy.
Garing, Consolacion, Cebu
c. Contract Location : Consolacion, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : Excavation & Backflling, Concrete Works (incl.
rough in for elec.), Fab/ Installation of Roof
Framing, Roofng and Perimeter Walling incld.
Partitioning w/ Plastering.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php1 ,924, 911.66
f. Contract Duration : 60 Calendar Days
Item No. 14
a. Contract ID : 12HN0065
b. Contracl Name : Cluster XII - A) Completion of Mulli-purpose
Building @ Brgy. Nangka, Consolacion, Cebu
B) Completion of Multi-purpose Building @
Brgy. Poblacion, Cordova, Cebu
c. Contract Location : Consolacion and Cordova, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : A)
B) Fab./lnstallation of Girder (addl) incl. Roof
Framing and Roofng w / Fascia Frame and
Concreting of Flooring.
e. Approved Budgel for the Contract (ABC) : Php1, 942, 756.89
f. Contract Duration : 40 Calendar Days
Item No. 15
a. Contract ID : 12HN0066
b. Contract Name : Construction of Multi-purpose Building at Brgy.
Bakilid, Mandaue City, Cebu
c. Contract Location : Mandaue City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : Construction of Mini-Gym, Phase I
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php2,000,000.00
f. Contract Duration : 60 Calendar Days
Item No. 16
a. Contract ID : 12HN0067
b. Contract Name : Concreting of Road at Brgy. Opao, Mandaue
City (Proposed for Modifcation to Asphalting
of Road at Brgy. Opao, Mandaue City with
Drainage Facilities)
c. Contract Location : Mandaue City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : Bituminous Concrete Surtace Course (t=50mm)
w/ Aggregate Base Course, Bituminous Prime
and Tack Coat, Reinforced Steel Bars (Grade
40), Structural Concrete Class A incl. Removal
of Structures and Obstruction, Pipe Culvert &
Storm Drain Excavation.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) : Php3, 384, 271.88
f. Contract Duration : 60 Calendar Days
Item No. 17
a. Contract ID : 12HN0068
b. Contract : Name Repair/ Rehabilitation/ Improvement
of Mactan Circumferential Road, Cordova
Section, K0026+483 to K0029+223 with
exceptions
c. Contract Location : Cordova, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : Asphalt Overlaying with Pavement Markings.
e. Approved Budget for the Contract IABC): Php 9,898,835.92
f. Contract Duration : 30 Calendar Days
Item No. 18
a. Contract ID : 12HN0069
b. Contract Name : Construction of Multi-purpose Building at Brgy.
Casuntingan, Mandaue City
c. Contract Location : Mandaue City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : Construction of a Two-storey Building, Phase
I
e. Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php960,000.00
f. Contract Duration : 40 Calendar Days
Item No. 19
a. Contract ID : 12HN0070
b. Contract Name : Construction of School Building, Mandaue
City Comprehensive National High School,
Mandaue City
c. Contract Location : Mandaue City, Cebu
d. Scope of Work : Construction of one classroom on top of an
existing building, Phase I
e. Approved Budget for Ihe Contract (ABC): Php988,000.00
f. Contract Duration : 75 Calendar Days
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures
using nondiscretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Revised Implementing
Rules and Regulations Republic Act 9184. otherwise known as the Government
Procurement Reform Act.
Interested Bidders may obtain further information from DPWH - Cebu 6
th
District
Engineering Offce and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below
from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
To bid for Ihis contract. a 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 of least 50%
of ABC within a period of 10 years, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at
least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment for at least 10% of ABC. The BAC
will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and preliminary
examination of bids.
The interested Bidders must own or lease one (1) unit Road Roller, own or lease
one (1) unit Pneumatic Roller, own or lease two (2) units Dumptruck and have
its own Batching Plant or a Lease Agreement with an Accredited local Asphalt
Supplier and own or lease a Milling Machine (SF1000C 1000mm milling width/
85mm maximum depth; 99HP).
A Complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders
from the address below and upon payment of non-refundable fee for the Bidding
Documents in the amount stated below;
ABC of Project Bidding Document Fee
Php500, 000.00 and below Php500.00
Php500, 000.01 - Php 1,000,000.00 Php 1,000.00
Php 1,000,000.01 Php5,000,000.00 Php5,000.00
Php5,000,000.01-Php 10,000,000.00 Php 10,000.00
Php 10,000,000.01-Php5,000,00.00 Php25,000.00
Php50,000,000.01-Php500,000,000.00 Php50,000.00
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government Electronic Procurement System (PhiIGeps) and the website of DPWH,
provided that Bidders shall pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later than
the deadline of payment and other procurement activity schedules stated below;
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents : November 9 to 28, 2012 (BATCH I)
November 9 to 29, 2012 (BATCH 2)
2. Pre-bid Conference : November 15, 2012 @ 1:00pm @ Cebu 6
th
DEO
Bidding Hall
3. Bidding Documents Payment : Deadline November 28, 2012 @ 9:00am (BATCH 1)
November 29, 2012@9:00am (BATCH 2)
4. Receipt of Bids : BATCH 1
November 28, 2012 @ 8:00am to 12:00pm
BATCH 2
November 29, 2012 @8:00am to 12:00pm
5. Opening of Bids : BATCH 1
November 28, 2012 @ 2:00pm
BATCH 2
November 29, 2012 @2:00pm
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accompanied forms as specifed in
the BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst
envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid. which shall include the
eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component
of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as
determined in the evaluation and the post qualifcation.
Bids must be delivered on November 28, 2012 and November 29, 2012 at 8:00am
to 12:00pm at Cebu 6
th
District Engineering Offce Bidding Hall, A.C. Cortes Avenue,
Mandaue City, Cebu. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in ony of the
acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.1.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidder representatives who choose to
attend at the aforesaid address. Late Bids shall not be accepted. Bids received in
excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected during bid opening.
The Department of Public Works and Highways - Cebu 6
th
District Engineering
Offce reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding
process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability the affected
bidders.
For further information. Please refer to:
MARILOU A. RESMA
BAC Secretariat
Cebu 6
th
DEO. Mandaue City, Cebu
(032) 5-2020-44
Approved by:
(Sgd.) MYRNA A. DELA SERNA
BAC Chairman
NOTED:
(Sgd.) SANTIAGO T. SUICO, JR.
OIC, District Engineer
(MST-Nov. 10 & 16, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Cebu 6
th
District Engineering Offce
A.C. Cortes Avenue, Mandaue City, Cebu
Tel. No. 5-2020-44
INVITATION TO BID
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Caraga Region XIII
J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City
INVITATION TO BID
For the Contract with Contract ID No. 12N00047;
Rehabilitation/Improvement of Ugoban - Sta. Juana Farm
to Market Road, Surigao del Sur
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Offce XIII,
through the ARISP, DAR intends to apply the sum of Forty Four Million Three Hundred
Twelve Thousand Three Hundred Thirty Nine Pesos and 00/100 (Php44,312,339.00
being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract
12N00047; Rehabilitation/Improvement of Ugoban Sta Juana Farm to Market
Road. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid
opening.
2. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Offce XIII now
invites bids for 12N00047; Rehabilitation/Improvement of Ugoban Sta Juana
Farm to Market Road Rehabilitation/Improvement of 6.880.00 l.m. road which
includes construction of 21.00 l.m. RCDG Bridge. & 12.00 l.m. Flat Slab Bridge,
Concreting of 20.00 l.m. Approach Slab, 1,000.00 l.m. PCCP & Improvement of
5,827.00 l.m. Gravel Road. Completion of Works is required within 210 calendar
days. Bidders should have completed at least one (1) contract whose value must be
at Least Fifty percent (50%) of the ABC, 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.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a
non- discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and
Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the Government
Procurement Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or
organizations with at least Seventy Five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital
stocks belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens of the Philippines.
4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from Department of Public Works
and Highways (DPWH) Regional Offce XIII, and inspect the Bidding Documents
at the address given below from 8:00am to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday Friday.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders
from November 9, 2012 November 28, 2012 from the address below and upon
payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of TEN
THOUSAND PESOS. (Php10, 000.00).
It may also be downloaded free from 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 nonrefundable fee for the
Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids.
6. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Offce XIII will
be hold a Pre-bid Conference on November 16, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Regional
offce XIII Conference Room which shall be opened to all interested parties.
7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 28, 2012, 2:00
P.M. @ DPWH Regional Offce XIII Conference Room J. Rosales Avenue Butuan
City. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any acceptable forms and
in the amount stated on ITB Clause 18.
Bids will be open in the presence of the bidders representatives whose choose to
attend @ the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
8. For further information, please refer to:
SAMSON L. HEBRA, MBA
Chief, Planning and Design Division
BAC Chairman
DPWH Regional Offce XIII
J. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City
Tel No. (085) 815-3553
(Sgd.) SAMSON L. HEBRA, MBA
Chief, Planning and Design Division
BAC Chairman
(MST-NOV. 10, 2012)
ERRATUM
In the Invitation to Bid of
the DPWH-Metro Manila
II District Engineering
Offce published on Nov.
9, 2012 re: Contract
ID nos. 13OC0012 -
13OC0015 the Bids
must be delivered on
or before Nov. 29, 2012
and not as published.
Republika ng Pilipinas
Department of Agriculture
National Irrigation Administration
(Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig)
UPPER PAMPANGA RIVER INTEGRATED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
OFFICE ADDRESS: NIA- UPRIIS Division IV Compound TELEPHONE No : (044) 486-0308
City of Gapan TELEFAX No. : (044) 486-0308
TIN No.: 005-154-569
INVITATION TO BID No. UPRIIS-DIV-2013-03
The National Irrigation Administration, Upper Pampanga River Integrated
Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS)Maharlika Highway, City of Gapan, hereby invite
Contractors/Bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for theImplementation of Project
of UPRIIS Division IV Project of CY 2013.
Pack. No. Name of Project
Location
(Nueva Ecija
Congressional
District IV)
Approved Budget
PCAB
Category
Contract
Duration
Amount of Bid
Documents
(Php)
NIS-DIV-01
Const. of By-Pass Canal
(Phase-2), Pearanda,
Nueva Ecija
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
19,134,000.00 Medium A 120 CD 20,000.00
RREIS-DIV-01
Const. of Concrete Lining
at MC,
San Isidro and Cabiao,
Nueva Ecija
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
2,722,500.00 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
RREIS-DIV-04
Const. of CHB Lining,Lat.
D6a Ext, Lat. F-2, San Isidro,
Nueva Ecija
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
3,439,000.00 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
PCCP-DIV-01
Const. of PCCP as
Solar Dryer, MC,Lat.B, City of
Gapan,MC and Lat. D-6,San
Isaidro, Nueva Ecija
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
10,593,000.00 Medium A 75 CD 15,000.00
T O T A L 35,888,500.00
Prospective bidders should be PhilGEPS Registered and have experience in
undertaking a similar project within the last two (2) years with an amount of at least 50%
of the proposed project for bidding, and have key personnel and equipment (owned,
leased or under purchase) available for the implementation of the project. The list of
minimum equipment requirement is indicated in the Eligibility Forms. The Eligibility Check/
Screening as well as the Preliminary.
Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-qualifcation
of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted.
All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security,
Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference(s), Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualifcation
and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A.9184 and its
implementing Rules & Regulation (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
1. Letter of Intent
(Attached Company Profle)
November 12-16, 2012
2. Issuance of Bid Documents November 19, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference November 20, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
4. Deadline of Submission of Bids December 13, 2012 @ 8:30 AM
5. Opening of Bids December 13, 2012 @ 9:00 AM
Bid Documents will be available to prospective bidders upon payment of non-
refundable amount to the Cashier.
The NIA-UPRIIS assume no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnity
bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. It likewise reserved the
right to reject any all bids, or any part thereof, to waive any defect in the bid/s received
without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders, and to accept
such bid/s considered most advantageous to the government. The decision of the BAC
in the evaluation of bids/quotations is fnal.
For additional information, interested parties may inquire at the above offce.
Approved by: Noted by:
(Sgd.) MAGNO A. PATIAG (Sgd.) CARLITO M. GAPASIN
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee Manager, Division IV NIA-UPRIIS
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
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be brought to our attention the
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Republika ng Pilipinas
Department of Agriculture
National Irrigation Administration
(Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig)
UPPER PAMPANGA RIVER INTEGRATED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
OFFICE ADDRESS: NIA- UPRIIS Division IV Compound TELEPHONE No : (044) 486-0308
City of Gapan TELEFAX No. : (044) 486-0308
TIN No.: 005-154-569
INVITATION TO BID No. UPRIIS-DIV-2013-01
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The National Irrigation Administration, Upper Pampanga River Integrated
Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS) Maharlika Highway, City of Gapan, hereby invite
Contractors/Bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for theImplementation of Project of
UPRIIS Division IV Project of CY 2013.
Pack. No. Name of Project
Location
(Bulacan
Congressional
District III)
Approved
Budget
PCAB
Category
Contract
Duration
Amount of Bid
Documents
(Php)
SIP-DIV-01
Const. of Re-use Struct. at
Bobulong Malaki & Imp. of
Drainage Systems Putik Creek,
San Ildefonso,Bul.
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
13,880,000.00 Medium A 75 CD 15,000.00
SIP-DIV-02
Const. of Re-use Struct. & Imp.
of Drainage Systems at Pala-
Pala Creek, San Ildefonso,Bul.
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
4,771,000.00
Small B
60 CD 5,000.00
SIP-DIV-03
Const. of Re-use Struct. &
Imp. of Drainage Systems
at Bulusucan Creek, San
Ildefonso,Bul.
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
9,111,000.00 Small B 75 CD 10,000.00
SIP-DIV-04
Const. of Re-use Struct. &
Imp. of Drainage Systems
Tulay na Patpat Creek, San
Ildefonso,Bul.
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
5,786,000.00 Small B 60 CD 10,000.00
NIS-DIV-03
Const. of Re-use Structures
(4-units),San Miguel, Bulacan
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
5,033,000.00 Small B 60 CD 10,000.00
NIS-DIV-04
Imp. Of Drainage Systems,
San Ildefonso, Bulacan
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
2,085,000.00 Small B 45 CD 5,000.00
RREIS-DIV-03
Const. of CHB Lining,Lat.
CX-3d, San Ildefonso, Bul.&
Lat. CX-7, San Miguel, Bulacan
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
3,949,000.00 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
PCCP-DIV-02
Const. of PCCP as Solar Dryer,
at Lat. C9 and C-Extn, Pulong
Duhat, Bantog, King Kabayo
and Baritan
,San Miguel, Bulacan,
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
6,154,000.00 Small B 75 CD 10,000.00
PCCP-DIV-03
Const. of PCCP as Solar Dryer,
at Sapang, Balite, Camias
San Miguel, Bulacan,
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
4,950,000.00 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
PCCP-DIV-04
Const. of PCCP as Solar Dryer,
at Lat. C-Extn. and CX-3, San
Miguel &
San Ildefonso, Bulacan,
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
6,600,000.00 Small B 75 CD 10,000.00
T O T A L 62,319,000.00
Prospective bidders should be PhilGEPS Registered and have experience in
undertaking a similar project within the last two (2) years with an amount of at least 50% of
the proposed project for bidding, and have key personnel and equipment (owned, leased
or under purchase) available for the implementation of the project. The list of minimum
equipment requirement is indicated in the Eligibility Forms. The Eligibility Check/Screening
as well as the Preliminary.
Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-qualifcation
of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted.
All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance
Security, Pre-Bidding Conference(s), Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualifcation and Award of
Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A.9184 and its implementing
Rules & Regulation (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
1. Letter of Intent
(Attached Company Profle)
November 12-16, 2012
2. Issuance of Bid Documents November 19, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference November 20, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
4. Deadline of Submission of Bids December 13, 2012 @ 8:30 AM
5. Opening of Bids December 13, 2012 @ 9:00 AM
Bid Documents will be available to prospective bidders upon payment of non-
refundable amount to the Cashier.
The NIA-UPRIIS assume no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnity
bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. It likewise reserved the
right to reject any all bids, or any part thereof, to waive any defect in the bid/s received
without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders, and to accept such
bid/s considered most advantageous to the government. The decision of the BAC in the
evaluation of bids/quotations is fnal.
For additional information, interested parties may inquire at the above offce.
Approved by: Noted by:
(Sgd.) MAGNO A. PATIAG (Sgd.) CARLITO M. GAPASIN
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee Manager, Division IV NIA-UPRIIS
Republika ng Pilipinas
Department of Agriculture
National Irrigation Administration
(Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig)
UPPER PAMPANGA RIVER INTEGRATED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
OFFICE ADDRESS: NIA- UPRIIS Division IV Compound TELEPHONE No : (044) 486-0308
City of Gapan TELEFAX No. : (044) 486-0308
TIN No.: 005-154-569
INVITATION TO BID No. UPRIIS-DIV-2013-02
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The National Irrigation Administration, Upper Pampanga River Integrated
Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS) Maharlika Highway, City of Gapan, hereby invite
Contractors/Bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for theImplementation of Project
of UPRIIS Division IV Project of CY 2013.
Pack. No. Name of Project
Location
(Pampanga
Congressional
District IV)
Approved
Budget
PCAB
Category
Contract
Duration
Amount of Bid
Documents
(Php)
NIS-DIV-02
Const. of Re-use Struct. &
Imp. of Drainage Systems, at
Luya-Luya, Manalastas, and
Coldero Creek, Candaba,
Pamp.
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
13,560,696.70 Medium A 75 CD 15,000.00
NIS-DIV-05
Const. of Re-use / Overfow
Struct. &Imp. Of Drainage
Systems at Barangka,
Bisagua, Minalolo,
Kandulian and Pelayo Creek,
Candaba, Pampanga
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
13,139,303.29 Medium A 75 CD 15,000.00
NIS-DIV-06
Imp. of Drainage Systems at
Centro I-Tabon and Bisagua-
Pulong Aga Creek,Candaba,
Pampanga
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
5,715,000.00 Small B 60 CD 10,000.00
NIS-DIV-07
Imp. Of Drainage Systems
at Estaquio, Owner and
Mapaniqui Creek, Candaba,
Pampanga
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
4.910,000.00 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
NIS-DIV-08
Imp. of Drainage Systems at
Salapungan, Mandile Creek,
Candaba, Pampanga
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
7,173,000.00 Small B 60 CD 10,000.00
RREIS-DIV-02
Const. of CHB Lining,Lat.
CX-2a, Candaba, Pampanga
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
1,635,000.00 Small B 45 CD 5,000.00
PCCP-DIV-05
Const. of PCCP as
Solar Dryer Lat.C9b
Extra, C9b-3, & C9b-4,
Candaba, Pampanga
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
8,956,770.00 Small B 60 CD 10,000.00
PCCP-DIV-06
Const. of PCCP as Solar
Dryer
Lat. CX-8,CX-9,Candaba,
Pampanga
UPRIIS-DIV-
IV,Service Area
8,843,230.00 Small B 60 CD 10,000.00
T O T A L 63,932,999.99
Prospective bidders should be PhilGEPS Registered and have experience in
undertaking a similar project within the last two (2) years with an amount of at least 50%
of the proposed project for bidding, and have key personnel and equipment (owned,
leased or under purchase) available for the implementation of the project. The list of
minimum equipment requirement is indicated in the Eligibility Forms. The Eligibility Check/
Screening as well as the Preliminary.
Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-qualifcation
of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted.
All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security,
Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference(s), Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualifcation
and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A.9184 and
its implementing Rules & Regulation (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
1. Letter of Intent
(Attached Company Profle)
November 12-16, 2012
2. Issuance of Bid Documents November 19, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference November 20, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
4. Deadline of Submission of Bids December 13, 2012 @ 8:30 AM
5. Opening of Bids December 13, 2012 @ 9:00 AM
Bid Documents will be available to prospective bidders upon payment of non-
refundable amount to the Cashier.
The NIA-UPRIIS assume no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnity
bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. It likewise reserved the
right to reject any all bids, or any part thereof, to waive any defect in the bid/s received
without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders, and to accept
such bid/s considered most advantageous to the government. The decision of the BAC
in the evaluation of bids/quotations is fnal.
For additional information, interested parties may inquire at the above offce.
Approved by: Noted by:
(Sgd.) MAGNO A. PATIAG (Sgd.) CARLITO M. GAPASIN
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee Manager, Division IV NIA-UPRIIS
Republika ng Pilipinas
Department of Agriculture
National Irrigation Administration
(Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig)
UPPER PAMPANGA RIVER INTEGRATED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
OFFICE ADDRESS: NIA- UPRIIS II Compound TELEPHONE No : (044) 940-5938
Talavera Nueva Ecija TELEFAX No. : (044) 940-5938
TIN No.: 916-415-026
INVITATION TO BID No. UPRIIS-DII-2013-01
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The National Irrigation Administration, Upper Pampanga River Integrated
Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS)Division II, Talavera Nueva Ecija, hereby invite
Contractors/Bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the Implementation of Project
of CY 2013 Projects. (Congressional District I)
Pack. No. Name of Project
Location (Nueva Ecija
Congressional District I)
Approved Budget
PCAB
Category
Contract
Duration
Amount of Bid
Documents
(Php)
NIS-DII-01
Constructio of
New Checkgate @
SapangPutot
Aliaga, Nueva Ecija 3,824,530.04 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
NIS-DII-02
Construction of New
Checkgate @ Cabasta
Creek
Aliaga, Nueva Ecija 3,907,607.43 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
NIS-DII-03
Modifcation of
HeadGateof Lat. DM-9C
Aliaga, Nueva Ecija 1,197,599.47 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
NIS-DII-04
Restoration of
Embankment @ Lat.
DM-9, Sta. 0+335.10-
0+497.50
Talavera, Nueva Ecija 1,926,263.06 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
PCCP-DII-01
Concreting of Canal
Service Road for Solar
Drying/Multipurpose use
D-Main, Sta. 14+220.50-
14+595.85
Aliaga, Nueva Ecija 1,840,000.00 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
Prospective bidders should be PhilGEPS Registered and have experience in
undertaking a similar project within the last two (2) years with an amount of at least
50% of the proposed project for bidding, and have key personnel and equipment
(owned, leased or under purchase) available for the prosecution of the project. The
list of minimum equipment requirement is indicated in the Eligibility Forms. The
Eligibility Check/Screening as well as the PreliminaryExamination of Bids shall use
non-discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-qualifcation 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-
Qualifcation and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of
R.A.9184 and its implementing Rules & Regulation (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
1. Letter of Intent
(Attached Company Profle)
November 12-16, 2012
2. Issuance of Bid Documents November 19, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference November 23, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
4. Deadline of Submission of Bids December 17, 2012, @ 8:30 AM
5. Opening of Bids December17, 2012, @ 9:00 AM
Bid Documents will be available to prospective bidders upon payment of non-
refundable amount to the Cashier.
The NIA-UPRIIS assume no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnity
bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. It likewise reserved
the right to reject any all bids, or any part thereof, to waive any defect in the bid/s
received without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders, and
to accept such bid/s considered most advantageous to the government. The decision
of the BAC in the evaluation of bids/quotations is fnal.
For additional information, interested parties may inquire at the above offce.
Approved by: Noted by:
(Sgd.) OLYMPIO B. PENETRANTE JR. (Sgd.) JOSELITO A. MANGUNAY
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee Manager, Division II
INVITATION TO BID No. UPRIIS-DII-2013-03
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The National Irrigation Administration, Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation
Systems (NIA-UPRIIS)Division II, Talavera Nueva Ecija, hereby invite Contractors/Bidders to
apply for eligibility and to bid for theImplementation of Project of CY 2013 Projects. (Congressional
District III)
Pack. No. Name of Project
Location
(Nueva Ecija Congressional
District III)
Approved
Budget
PCAB
Category
Contract
Duration
Amount of Bid
Documents
(Php)
NIS-DII-06
Construction of New Structure
@ PRIS C, Sta. 15+700
Natividad,Nueva Ecija 1,472,000.00 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
PCCP-DII-03
Concreting of Canal Service
Road for Solar Drying/
Multipurpose use @ PRIS
Lat. C, Sta. 11+269.15-
12+768.98
Natividad, Nueva Ecija 7,359,999.71 Small B 75 CD 10,000.00
Prospective bidders should be PhilGEPS Registered and have experience in undertaking a
similar project within the last two (2) years with an amount of at least 50% of the proposed project for
bidding, and have key personnel and equipment (owned, leased or under purchase) available for the
prosecution of the project. The list of minimum equipment requirement is indicated in the Eligibility
Forms. The Eligibility Check/Screening as well as the PreliminaryExamination of Bids shall use non-
discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-qualifcation 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-Qualifcation and Award of Contract
shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A.9184 and its implementing Rules & Regulation
(IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
1. Letter of Intent
(Attached Company Profle)
November 12-16, 2012
2. Issuance of Bid Documents November 19, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference November 23, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
4. Deadline of Submission of Bids December 17, 2012, @ 8:30 AM
5. Opening of Bids December 17, 2012, @ 9:00 AM
Bid Documents will be available to prospective bidders upon payment of non-refundable
amount to the Cashier.
The NIA-UPRIIS assume no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnity bidders
for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. It likewise reserved the right to reject any
all bids, or any part thereof, to waive any defect in the bid/s received without thereby incurring any
liability to the affected bidder or bidders, and to accept such bid/s considered most advantageous
to the government. The decision of the BAC in the evaluation of bids/quotations is fnal.
For additional information, interested parties may inquire at the above offce.
Approved by: Noted by:
(Sgd.) OLYMPIO B. PENETRANTE JR. (Sgd.) JOSELITO A. MANGUNAY
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee Manager, Division II
Republika ng Pilipinas
Department of Agriculture
National Irrigation Administration
(Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig)
UPPER PAMPANGA RIVER INTEGRATED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
OFFICE ADDRESS: NIA- UPRIIS Division II TELEPHONE No : (044) 940-5938
Talavera Nueva Ecija TELEFAX No. : (044) 940-5938
TIN No.: 916-415-026
Republika ng Pilipinas
Department of Agriculture
National Irrigation Administration
(Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig)
UPPER PAMPANGA RIVER INTEGRATED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
OFFICE ADDRESS: NIA- UPRIIS Division II TELEPHONE No : (044) 940-5938
Talavera Nueva Ecija TELEFAX No. : (044) 940-5938
TIN No.: 916-415-026
INVITATION TO BID No. UPRIIS-DII-2013-02
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The National Irrigation Administration, Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation
Systems (NIA-UPRIIS)Division II, Talavera Nueva Ecija, hereby invite Contractors/Bidders to
apply for eligibility and to bid for theImplementation of Project of CY 2013 Projects. (Congressional
District II)
Pack. No. Name of Project
Location
(Nueva Ecija Congressional
District II)
Approved Budget
PCAB
Category
Contract
Duration
Amount of Bid
Documents
(Php)
NIS-DII-05
Improvement of
BukanegCheckgate @
SapangIloko
Rizal, Nueva Ecija 2,208,000.00 Small B 60 CD 5,000.00
PCCP-DII-02
Concreting of Canal Service
Road for Solar Drying/
Multipurpose Use @ PRIS
MC, Sta. 6+648.60-7+753.05
and Lat. F Sta. 0+000-0+200
Rizal, Nueva Ecija 5,520,000.29 Small B 75 CD 10,000.00
Prospective bidders should be PhilGEPS Registered and have experience in undertaking a
similar project within the last two (2) years with an amount of at least 50% of the proposed project for
bidding, and have key personnel and equipment (owned, leased or under purchase) available for the
prosecution of the project. The list of minimum equipment requirement is indicated in the Eligibility
Forms. The Eligibility Check/Screening as well as the PreliminaryExamination of Bids shall use non-
discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-qualifcation 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-Qualifcation and Award of Contract shall be
governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A.9184 and its implementing Rules & Regulation (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
1. Letter of Intent
(Attached Company Profle)
November 12-16, 2012
2. Issuance of Bid Documents November 19, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference November 23, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
4. Deadline of Submission of Bids December 17, 2012, @ 8:30 AM
5. Opening of Bids December 17, 2012, @ 9:00 AM
Bid Documents will be available to prospective bidders upon payment of non-refundable
amount to the Cashier.
The NIA-UPRIIS assume no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnity bidders
for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. It likewise reserved the right to reject any
all bids, or any part thereof, to waive any defect in the bid/s received without thereby incurring any
liability to the affected bidder or bidders, and to accept such bid/s considered most advantageous
to the government. The decision of the BAC in the evaluation of bids/quotations is fnal.
For additional information, interested parties may inquire at the above offce.
Approved by: Noted by:
(Sgd.) OLYMPIO B. PENETRANTE JR. (Sgd.) JOSELITO A. MANGUNAY
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee Manager, Division II
Republika ng Pilipinas
Department of Agriculture
National Irrigation Administration
(Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig)
UPPER PAMPANGA RIVER INTEGRATED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
OFFICE ADDRESS: NIA- UPRIIS Compound TELEPHONE No : (044) 464-0050
Cabanatuan City TELEFAX No. : (044) 463-1350
TIN No.: 005-154-569
INVITATION TO BID No. UPRIIS-2013-01
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The National Irrigation Administration, Upper Pampanga River Integrated
Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS) Maharlika Highway, Cabanatuan City, hereby
invite Contractors/Bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the Implementation
of CY 2013 projects under UPRIIS Division II Service Area (Rehabilitation/Repair/
Improvement of Murcon Dam).
Pack. No. Name of Project
Location
Congressional
District I
Nueva Ecija
Approved Budget
PCAB
Category
Contract
Duration
Amount of Bid
Documents
(Php)
RREIS-01
Rehabilitation of Murcon
Dam - Electro - Mechanical
Works
UPRIIS Div. II Service
Area
35,660,500.00 Medium A 120 CD 35,000.00
RREIS-02
Rehabilitation of Murcon
Dam - Apron Repair
UPRIIS Div. II Service
Area
35,842,800.00 Medium A 120 CD 35,000.00
RREIS-03
Improvement of Irrigation
Canal (Concrete Lining
@ D-Main)
UPRIIS Div. II Service
Area
33,449,700.00 Medium A 120 CD 35,000.00
Prospective bidders should be PhilGEPS Registered and have experience in
undertaking a similar project within the last two (2) years with an amount of at least
50% of the proposed project for bidding, and have key personnel and equipment
(owned, leased or under purchase) available for the prosecution of the project. The list
of minimum equipment requirement is indicated in the Eligibility Forms. The Eligibility
Check/Screening as well as the Preliminary.
Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-
qualifcation of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted.
All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security,
Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference(s), Evaluation of Bids, Post-
Qualifcation and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of
R.A.9184 and its implementing Rules & Regulation (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
1. Letter of Intent (LOI) including Application of
Eligibility
November 12 16, 2012
2. Issuance of Bid Documents November 19, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference November 26, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
4. Deadline of Submission of Bids December 10, 2012, @ 12:00 NN
5. Opening of Bids December 10, 2012, @ 2:00 PM
Bid Documents will be available to prospective bidders upon payment of non-
refundable amount to the Cashier.
The NIA-UPRIIS assume no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or
indemnity bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. It likewise
reserved the right to reject any all bids, or any part thereof, to waive any defect in the
bid/s received without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders,
and to accept such bid/s considered most advantageous to the government. The
decision of the BAC in the evaluation of bids/quotations is fnal.
For additional information, interested parties may inquire at the above offce.
Approved by: Noted by:
(Sgd.) ROSALINDA B. BOTE (Sgd.) JOSEPHINE B. SALAZAR
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee Department Manager A, NIA-UPRIIS
Republika ng Pilipinas
Department of Agriculture
National Irrigation Administration
(Pambansang Pangasiwaan ng Patubig)
UPPER PAMPANGA RIVER INTEGRATED IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
OFFICE ADDRESS: NIA- UPRIIS Compound TELEPHONE No : (044) 464-0050
Cabanatuan City TELEFAX No. : (044) 463-1350
TIN No.: 005-154-569
INVITATION TO BID No. UPRIIS-2013-02
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The National Irrigation Administration, Upper Pampanga River
Integrated Irrigation Systems (NIA-UPRIIS) Maharlika Highway, Cabanatuan
City, hereby invite Contractors/Bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for
the Implementation of CY 2013 projects under UPRIIS Division I, II, III & IV
Service Area.
Pack. No. Name of Project Location
Approved
Budget
PCAB
Category
Contract
Duration
Amount
of Bid
Documents
(Php)
REGPP-01
Supply, Delivery & Installation
of Surface Pump/Tube Wells
(STW, 88units)
UPRIIS Div. I, II, III
& IV Service Area
7,568,000.00 Small B 75 10,000.00
Prospective bidders should be PhilGEPS Registered and have experience
in undertaking a similar project within the last two (2) years with an amount of
at least 50% of the proposed project for bidding, and have key personnel and
equipment (owned, leased or under purchase) available for the prosecution of the
project. The list of minimum equipment requirement is indicated in the Eligibility
Forms. The Eligibility Check/Screening as well as the Preliminary.
Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria. Post-
qualifcation of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted.
All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security,
Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference(s), Evaluation of Bids, Post-
Qualifcation and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions
of R.A.9184 and its implementing Rules & Regulation (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
1. Letter of Intent (LOI) including Application
of Eligibility
November 12 16, 2012
2. Issuance of Bid Documents November 19, 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference November 26, 2012 @ 2:00 PM
4. Deadline of Submission of Bids December 10, 2012, @ 12:00 NN
5. Opening of Bids December 10, 2012, @ 2:00 PM
Bid Documents will be available to prospective bidders upon payment of
non-refundable amount to the Cashier.
The NIA-UPRIIS assume no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or
indemnity bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. It
likewise reserved the right to reject any all bids, or any part thereof, to waive any
defect in the bid/s received without thereby incurring any liability to the affected
bidder or bidders, and to accept such bid/s considered most advantageous to the
government. The decision of the BAC in the evaluation of bids/quotations is fnal.
For additional information, interested parties may inquire at the above offce.
Approved by: Noted by:
(Sgd.) ROSALINDA B. BOTE (Sgd.) JOSEPHINE B. SALAZAR
Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee Department Manager A, NIA-UPRIIS
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IN BRIEF
Hearing on Makati land use plan set
MAKATI City will hold a public hearing on the citys new
Comprehensive Land Use Plan and zoning ordinance on
Monday, Nov. 12 and Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, Jr. urged
all stakeholders to attend and participate in the hearing.
The hearing is divided into two sessions, one at 8 a.m. and
the other at 1 p.m., and will be held at the session hall of the
city hall.
The proposed CLUP, to be implemented from 2013 to
2022, includes land use changes and issues such as land use
mix, growth management in the central business district,
integration of disaster risk reduction and management in land
use plans, and existing infrastructures and transportation.
Among the issued to be discussed are the construction of
a green park at the fault zone area, reclamation of the three-
meter easement along the waterways as well as the Bus Rapid
Transit, a P1.5-billion project of the Ayala Group of Companies
and the Makati Commercial Estates Association to improve
trafc ow in the CBD. Ferdinand Fabella
Police probe death of Enrile relative
AN intensive investigation have been carried out to determine
the circumstances behind the death of relative of Senate
President Juan Ponce-Enrile who was found dead with a single
gunshot wound in his head early Friday morning in Sta. Ana,
Cagayan.
Initial reports reaching Camp Crame identied the victim
as Jean Marie Ponce, 23, of Sta. Ana, Cagayan whose body
was found around 6 a.m. Friday at a room inside his house
with a bullet wound in his head, Cagayan police disclosed.
The male victim was believed to be planning to run for
councilor of Sta. Ana in next years election, but police could
not yet determine if he was killed or committed suicide.
Francisco Tuyay
Pasay City village councilor slain
A BARANGAY councilor in Pasay City was shot and killed by
three motorcycle-riding gunmen near the city hall on Friday.
Efren Albao, councilor of Barangay 137, Zone 15, died
on the spot while his two companions, Raniel Escleto, and
Edegario Albao, survived but suffered several gunshot
wounds.
The shooting took place at around 4 a.m. along D. Galvez
Street near the corner of F.B. Harrison Street, a block away
from the Pasay City hall and near the Special Education
Center, a school for special children, said SPO1 Geronimo
Geraldino.
Geraldino said the victims were sitting inside their
Mitsubishi L-300 van (ZMW 689) when they were strafed by
three men who came aboard a motorcycle.
Despite being wounded, Albao managed to get out of the
van but the gunmen went after him and nished him off while
sparing the wounded Escleto and his relative.
Ferdinand Fabella
Natl trafc plan urged
Justice on wheels comes to QC
By Rio N. Araja
QUEZON City Mayor Her-
bert Bautista and Vice Mayor
Joy Belmonte welcomed Chief
Justice Ma. Luisa Sereno who
rolled out the Enhanced Justice
on Wheels program in the city to
hasten the administration of jus-
tice, particularly to the poor.
The program involves bringing
air-conditioned buses, each costing
about P8 million, to different cit-
ies in the country so that inmates,
who have been jailed longer than
the sentences for their purported
crimes, may enter guilty plea
and be released from detention.
The mobile courts have two
sections, one to serve as a court-
room and the other for mediation
beyween litigants. The program
was launched in 2004 by then
Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr.
In such cases, Sereno said
there is no longer any need for
police ofcers to testify during a
hearing and that will reduce liti-
gation time by half.
She said the judiciary is also
eagerly awaiting the implemen-
tation of a electronic docketing
system, including data recording
of court cases.
Under such system, a judge
may derive data through their
electronic dashboards for easier
tracking of the cases. The chief
justice, on the other hand, can
also closely monitor the perfor-
mance of all regional and metro-
politan trial judges, she added.
Sereno thanked Bautista for
providing P100 million for the
construction of a new hall of
justice in the compound and giv-
ing another P30 million for the
repair of the old Hall of Justice
building.
Sereno tasked Associate Jus-
tice Mariano del Castillo to head
the program that has caused the
release of at least 6,883 prisoners
from various provincial, munici-
pal and city jails in the country.
Del Castillo said the govern-
ment was able to save P447,398
per day on meal and other related
expenses based on the daily al-
lowance of P65 for every inmate.
New state
witness
considered
Our roads are already over
capacity, especially during rush
hour. And the resulting delays
due to trafc are costly to busi-
ness and trade especially in Met-
ro Manila, Angara said during
the DOTC budget deliberations
in the Senate,,
According to the DOTC, the
most recent Road Measured Ca-
pacity (RMC) for EDSA is around
1,500 to 1,700 buses.
The RMC estimates the maxi-
mum number of vehicles that a
road can manage at a given time
without being congested.
However, DOTC ofcials say
that around 4,000 buses travel
By Macon Ramos-Araneta
SENATOR Edgardo J. Angara urged
the Department of Transportation and
Communication on Friday to use part of its
proposed P36.98-billion budget for 2013
to create and implement a rational road
transport plan for decongesting vehicular
trafc throughout Metro Manila.
along EDSA every day, with
some 3,700 with franchises and
a few hundred without.
If this daily problem is com-
pounded, it may reach a point be-
yond our capacity to rehabilitate,
rued Angara, vice-chairman of the
Senate Committee on Finance.
The lawmaker, who is also
chairman of the Senate Commit-
tee on Science and Technology,
explained that congestion in our
major highways causes hundreds
of millions in losses, stressing the
need to invest in research and traf-
c modeling initiatives that are fo-
cused on freeing up our roads.
DOTC ofcials made as-
surances that there is an ongo-
ing study being conducted in
partnership with World Bank
towards bus rationalization in
Metro Manila. The results of
this study will be published in
the third quarter of 2013.
In the meantime, why dont
we tap local agencies to initiate
some engineering work to ease
congestion? For example, some of
our state universities and colleges,
like the UP College of Engineer-
ing, could test the feasibility of re-
routing some of the bottlenecked
areas of major thoroughfares.
Some of the work towards decon-
gestion can already be done now,
he suggested.
The former UP President then
concluded, Ultimately, any
long-term solution to the trafc
problem in Metro Manila would
take a lot of time and resources,
but we must always keep in
mind that the cost-benet ratio
of such projects will always be
in our favor.
Beauties for a cause. Playboy playmates from different countries introduce themselves to journalists
and photographers during a brieng for the Playmate of the Year Philippine Gala in November. The show
will benet the Giveback Foundation that helps distribute dialyser lters to hospitals. DANNY PATA
By Rey E. Requejo
THE Department of Justice is
considering making a recently
arrested suspect in the murder of
Ruby Rose Barrameda in 2007 as
a new state witness to pin down
those responsible for her death.
Justice Secretary Leila de
Lima said the arrest of suspect
Robert Ponce could be a big
boost to the prosecution of the
case, especially after the Court
of Appeals reversed the ruling of
Malabon regional trial court ap-
proving bid of another suspect to
become state witness in the case.
De Lima said she is recep-
tive to Ponces manifestation
of his desire to become a state
witness immediately following
his arrest in Cauayan City in
Isabela last Wednesday.
I asked the handling prosecu-
tors to evaluate if he will qualify
as state witness and if he can be
placed under WPP (witness pro-
tection program), the DOJ chief
said, in an interview in DOJ fol-
lowing a closed-door meeting
with the family of Barrameda.
De Lima said she has called
the panel to a case conference to
discuss how Ponce can be used to
strengthen their case after the RTC
recalled its order to turn Manuel
Montero, the self-confessed killer
who tagged Barramedas husband
Manuel Jimenez III, his father
Manuel Jimenez Jr. and uncle
shing magnate Lope Jimenez,
into a state witness.
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Republic of the Philippines
Municipality of Catanauan
Province of Quezon
INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID
The Local Government Unit of Catanauan, Quezon through its Bids and Awards Committee
(BAC), invites Suppliers, Manufacturers, Distributors, and Contractors to apply for eligibility
and to bid for the following hereunder project:
NAME OF PROJECT: APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT
1. CONSTRUCTION OF P 21,000,000.00
MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING
BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
1. EARTHWORKS
2. CONCRETE WORKS
3. FORMWORKS & SCALFFOLDING
4. MASONRY WORKS
5. CEILING WORKS
6. DOORS & WINDOWS
7. ROOFING & TINSMITHRY WORKS
8. ELECTRICAL WORKS
9. TILEWORKS
10. PLUMBING WORKS
11. PAINTING WORKS
12. MISCELLANEOUS
NOTE: 1. SINGLE-STAGE BIDDING
2. THE SOURCE OF THE AGGREGATES/ AGGREGATE BASE-COURSE
OR THE SUPPLIER OF THE SAME SHOULD HAVE AN EXISTING AND
UPDATED PROVINCIAL MINING & REGULATORY BOARD PERMIT
(PMRB AND WITH UPDATED MAYORS PERMIT AND CLEARANCES.
Location : CATANAUAN, QUEZON
Source of Fund : Proceeds of Loan from Municipal
Development Fund Offce (MDFO),
Appropriation Ordinance No. 2012-51, Series of
2012
Contract Duration:300 days
Prospective bidders should have experience in undertaking a similar project within the last
2 years, with an amount of at least 50% of the proposed project for bidding. The Eligibility
Check/Screening as well as the Preliminary Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary
"pass/fail criteria. Post-Qualifcation of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted.
All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-
BiddingConference/s, Evaluationof Bids, Post QualifcationandAwardof Contract shall begovernedby
thepertinent provisions of R.A. 9184andits ImplementingRules andRegulations (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE
1. Pre-Procurement Conference November 07, 2012
2. Date of Publication November 10, 2012
3. Submission of Letter of Intent and
Issuance of Bid Documents
November 12- 27, 2012
(working days only from 8:00am to 5:00pm not later
than 1:00pm of November 27, 2012)
4. Pre-Bid Conference
November 20, 2012 @ Sangguniang Bayan Session
Hall, Municipal Building, Catanauan, Quezon
5. Opening of Bids
November 27, 2012 @ 2:00pm 2012 @
Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall, Municipal
Building, Catanauan, Quezon
6.Bid Evaluation November 28, 2012- December 03, 2012
Z. Posl-0ua||lcal|or December 04-06, 2012
8. Notice of Award December 07, 2012
Bid Documents will be available only to prospective bidders upon payment of a non-
refundable amount in form of cash of TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND PESOS ONLY
(P 25,000.00) to the Offce of Municipal Treasurer of Catanauan, Quezon.
The Local Government Unit of Catanauan,Quezon assumes no responsibility whatsoever
to compensate or indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid.
Approved by:

(Sgd.) ENGR. CICERO V. FORTALEZA
Municipal Engineer/BAC Chairman
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
Municipality of Catanauan
Province of Quezon
INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID
The Local Government Unit of Catanauan, Quezon through its Bids and Awards Committee
(BAC), invites Suppliers, Manufacturers, Distributors, and Contractors to apply for eligibility
and to bid for the following hereunder project:
NAME OF PROJECT: APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT
1. CONCRETING OF VARIOUS BARANGAY ROADS
P 10,100,000.00
A. Brgy. 07, Poblacion-( L= 170m; W= 5m; T= 0.15m) 127.5 cu.m.
Item No. Description Unit Quantity
102 Roadway Excavation Cu.m. 357.00
105 Sub-Grade Preparation Cu.m. 238.00
200 Aggregate Sub-Base Course Cu.m. 214.20
201 Aggregate Base-Course Cu.m. 70.00
311 Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Cu.m. 127.5
605 Project Sign
B. Brgy. 08 A, Poblacion- L= 378m; W= 5m; T= 0.15m) 283.5 cu.m.
Item No. Description Unit Quantity
102 Roadway Excavation Cu.m. 793.80
105 Sub-Grade Preparation Cu.m. 529.21
200 Aggregate Sub-Base Course Cu.m. 476.28
201 Aggregate Base-Course Cu.m. 191.00
311 Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Cu.m. 283.50
605 Project Sign
C. Brgy. 08 B, Poblacion-(L= 220m; W= 5m; T= 0.15m) 165 cu.m.
Item No. Description Unit Quantity
102 Roadway Excavation Cu.m. 330
105 Sub-Grade Preparation Cu.m. 308
200 Aggregate Sub-Base Course Cu.m. 277
201 Aggregate Base-Course Cu.m. 100
311 Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Cu.m. 165
500 Pipe Culvert Storm Drain l.m. 10
605 Project Sign
D. Brgy. 10, Poblacion-(= 500m; W= 5m; T= 0.15m) 375 cu.m
Item No. Description Unit Quantity
102 Roadway Excavation Cu.m. 1,400
105 Sub-Grade Preparation Cu.m. 699.99
200 Aggregate Sub-Base Course Cu.m. 629.99
201 Aggregate Base-Course Cu.m. 252.00
311 Portland Cement Concrete Pavement cu.m. 375
500 Pipe Culvert Storm Drain l.m. 10
605 Project Sign
NOTE: 1. SINGLE-STAGE BIDDING
2. THE SOURCE OF THE AGGREGATES/ AGGREGATE BASE-COURSE
OR THE SUPPLIER OF THE SAME SHOULD HAVE AN EXISTING AND
UPDATEDPROVINCIAL MINING & REGULATORY BOARD PERMIT
(PMRB) AND WITH UPDATED MAYORS PERMIT AND CLEARANCES.
Location : CATANAUAN, QUEZON
Source of Fund : Proceeds of Loan from Municipal
Development Fund Offce (MDFO),
Appropriation Ordinance No. 2012-51, Series of 2012
Contract Duration : 200 days
Prospective bidders should have experience in undertaking a similar project within the last
2 years, with an amount of at least 50% of the proposed project for bidding. The Eligibility
Check/Screening as well as the Preliminary Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary
"pass/fail criteria. Post-Qualifcation of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted.
All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance
Security, Pre-Bidding Conference/s, Evaluation of Bids, Post Qualifcation and Award of
Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its Implementing
Rules and Regulations (IRR).
The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:
ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE
1. Pre-Procurement Conference November 07, 2012
2. Date of Publication November 10, 2012
3. Submission of Letter of Intent and Issuance
of Bid Documents
November 12- 27, 2012
(working days only from 8:00am to 5:00pm not
later than 1:00pm of November 27, 2012)
4. Pre-Bid Conference
November 20, 2012 @ Sangguniang Bayan
Session Hall, Municipal Building, Catanauan,
Quezon
5. Opening of Bids
November 27, 2012 @ 2:00pm2012 @
Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall, Municipal
Building, Catanauan, Quezon
6.Bid Evaluation November 28, 2012- December 03, 2012
7. Post-Qualifcation December 04-06, 2012
8. Notice of Award December 07, 2012
Bid Documents will be available only to prospective bidders upon payment of a non-
refundable amount in form of cash of TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND PESOS ONLY
(P 25,000.00) to the Offce of Municipal Treasurer of Catanauan, Quezon.
The Local Government Unit of Catanauan,Quezon assumes no responsibility whatsoever
to compensate or indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid.
Approved by:

(Sgd.) ENGR. CICERO V. FORTALEZA
Municipal Engineer/BAC Chairman
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES
BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE
Mabini Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila
INVITATION TO BID FOR Supply and Installation of IP-PABX/IP
Telephony System
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines, through the Special Trust Fund
(STF) intends to apply the sum for the Six Million Five Hundred Thousand Pesos
(Php 6,500,000.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments
under the contract for Supply and Installation of IP-PABX/IP Telephony System . Bids
received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines now invites bids for Supply and
Installation of IP-PABX/IP Telephony System. Delivery of the Goods is required
within 45 calendar days upon receipt of Notice to Proceed. Bidders should have
completed, within three 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.
Rebidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures
using a non-discretionary "pass/fail criterion as specifed in the mplementing
Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the
Government Procurement Reform Act.
Rebidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships,
or organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital
stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or organizations
of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to
Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA 5183 and subject to Commonwealth Act 138.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Polytechnic
University of the Philippines and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address
given below during 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested
Bidders on November 09 to November 29 from the address below upon
submission of Letter of Intent (LOI) and payment of a non refundable fee
for the Bidding Documents in the amount six thousand hve hundred pesos.
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines will hold a Pre-Bid Conference
on November 19 16, at 10:00 am at Dr. Mateo Conference Room, 2
nd
foor, South
Wing, Main Building, Mabini Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila which shall be open
only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 29, at
9:30 am. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable
forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause.
Bid opening shall be on November 29 at 10:00 am at Dr. Mateo Conference
Room. 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.
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines reserves the right to accept or reject
any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract
award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
For further information, please refer to:
Engr. Antonio Y. Velasco
Bids and Awards Committee
3
rd
foor, South Wing, Main Building, Mabini Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila
7133532 or 7167832 local 397
Approved by:
(Sgd.) Atty. Estelita Wi Dela Rosa
Chairman
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
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Pacquiao
explosive
Far Eastern University, Ateneo try to keep hold on lead
Sherwood
tilt draws
225 golfers
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
FIGHTER of the Decade
Manny Pacquiao continued his
relentless drive to regain his
explosiveness as he stepped up
his preparations for his fourth
showdown with Juan Manuel
Marquez at the MGM Grand in
Las Vegas on Dec. 8.
On Thursday, Pacquiao
sparred nine rounds against
two Russians and a ercely
competitive Armenian, whose
names could not be recalled
by strength and conditioning
coach Alex Ariza.
He told the Manila Stan-
dar d it was the Pacquiao of
old with blinding hand-speed,
devastating power and uid
moves, who showed up at the
sparring sessions.
Ariza was extremely pleased
at the intensity and focus
of the eight-division world
champion, who is eager to
satisfy trainer Freddie Roach
by knocking out Marquez and
shutting his mouth.
This is the best Ive seen Pac-
quiao in a long time, said Ariza,
who wants the old Pacquiao to
enter the ring against Marquez.
Pacquiao was explosive in
his wins against Oscar De La
Hoya, Ricky Hatton, David
Diaz and Miguel Cotto, but has
somehow lost the aggressive-
ness in his last ghts against
Shane Mosley, Marquez and
Tim Bradley.
Although he hasnt publicly
said anything about Marquezs
claim that he beat him the three
times they met and was robbed
by the judges, Pacquiao is no
doubt peeved.
Cortez knocked down a tough
go-ahead stepback jumper with
58.1 seconds left to give the Ex-
press a close 86-85 win over
Barako Bull, its second straight
in the 2013 Philippine Basketball
Association Philippine Cup at the
Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
Playing his rst game for
Air21 since getting traded from
Barangay Ginebra the other day,
Cortez immediately showed
his true worth given the chance
as he scored a game-high 24
points, six rebounds, six assists
and ve steals in an excellent re-
turn to the Express.
Where can you nd a script
better than that? Mike Cortez
took over and he scored the last
points to turn things around,
said Pumaren, who handled
Cortez in his heydays with De
La Salle in the collegiate ranks
in the early 2000s.
I looked comfortable out
there. After I got traded, I was
so anxious to get on the court
right away and this was the out-
come, said Cortez.
Air21, after this second win in a
row, moved up to sixth with a 3-5
card, while Barako Bull slid to 3-6.
Down by one, 84-85, Air21
got Cortez isolated on the left
elbow, pulling one up against
the outstretched arms of the big-
ger Sean Anthony to give the
Express the lead back with less
than a minute left.
FAR Eastern University and
Ateneo de ManilaFlying V try
to keep their grip on the lead in
their respective groups against
separate opponents, even as
Group C co-leaders San Beda
College and University of Santo
Tomas-Metroil clash for the lead
in a heavy 11-game schedule to-
morrow in the 2012 IPPCA Foot-
ball Pre-Season Cup at the Nu-
vali Field in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
The Tamaraws, still unbeaten in
three games to lead Group A with a
3-0-0 (win-loss-draw) card, take on
a lightweight opponent in Lyceum
of the Philippines University (0-1-1)
over at Pitch No. 1 at 10 a.m.
On the other hand, the Blue
Eagles, who are currently tied
with the lead in Group B with
De La Salle Archers-Filoil on
similar 1-0-1 slates, battle the
College of St. Benilde Blazers
(1-1-0) at 3 p.m. over at Pitch 3.
The Red Lions and the UST
Tigers, who both carry identi-
cal 2-0-0 marks, clash at 3 p.m.
over at Pitch no. 2 for the lead to
highlight Sundays schedule.
The tournament is organized
by Filoil Flying V Sports and
sponsored by Meralco, Nuvali,
Natures Spring, Molten, N20
Gastropub, Boysen Paints, BDO,
Topcoms/StarSports Korea, Bac-
chus, CDO San Marino Corned
Tuna and Pingping Lechon and
funded by IPPCA members
Chemrez Technologies Inc.,
Eastern Petroleum Corp., Fil-
pride/USA88, Seaoil Philippines
Inc., Flying V, Oilink, Unioil, In-
ternational Engineer Phils., Inc.,
Filoil Energy Company, City Oil,
Metro Oil Subic, LPGMA, Omni
Petroleum Corp, Trans Overseas
Industrial Corp. and CIIS.
Defending Universiy Athletic
Association of the Philippines
champion University of the Phil-
ippines-Eastern Petroleum, mean-
while, tries to get back on track,
when it tackles Rizal Technologi-
cal University, which is currently
tied for second to third places with
the Lyceum Pirates in Group A.
The Maroons fell in upset,
0-2, to the FEU Tamaraws in the
opener.
A TOTAL of 225 players com-
prising 75 three-man teams have
conrmed participation in the
much-awaited second Sherwood
Cup, which begins today at the
Sherwood Hills Golf Club in
Trece Martires, Cavite.
Among those playing is club
president Atty. Harry Palton-
gan, whose management team,
led by general manager Ray-
mond Bunquin, spruced up the
Jack Nicklaus course to show-
case its original design.
And just like the inaugural
event, they will play a modi-
ed scramble format concep-
tualized by the club to make
the tournament more enjoy-
able and yet challenging to the
members and guests.
To make it even more ex-
citing, the club stakes a Texas
Eagle cart, a Cobra iron set and
thousands of casino chips as
hole-in-one prizes in the event
sponsored by Sagada Con-
struction, Concrete Ventures,
Compact Graphics and Casino-
Filipino Tagaytay.
We promise a grand affair
for everyone. This would be
the clubs last major tourna-
ment for the year and well
make it better than last year,
said club committee chairman
for special events Jerry Rubis.
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DURANT LIFTS THUNDER
CHICAGOOklahoma City went to Kevin Durant
in the fourth quarter and the NBA scoring champion
had 10 of his 24 points in the nal period as the
Thunder beat the Bulls, 97-91, on Thursday night.
Durant iced the game with an off-balance jumper
off one foot with 35.1 seconds to play. He added an-
other jumper a few seconds later and then nished
off his game-ending spree with a couple of free
throws. In the other NBA game, the Los Angeles
Clippers routed Portland, 103-90. AP
Sports
Manila Standard TODAY
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By Jeric Lopez

IT didnt take long for Mike Cortez to
show the reason why Air21 coach Franz
Pumaren badly wanted him.
Euro riders frolic at wakeboard worlds
EUREOPEAN riders continued
to sizzle in the 2012 World Ca-
ble Wakeboard Championships,
aunting their top forms heading
to this weekends slambang battle
in the centerpiece Open men and
ladies events in 2012 World Ca-
ble Wakeboard Championships
at the Deca Wake Board Park in
Clark, Angeles City.
After three days of action, a
group of bemedalled riders from
the Europe and Africa Champi-
onships basked in glory and
split honors in the six-day event
backed by Rixen Cableways,
IWWF Wakeboard 2020 Vision,
Smart, Gatorade, Deca Homes,
Stoked Inc, RipCurl, Monster
Energy Drink, Devant LED TV,
Bacardi, Department of Tourism
Region 3, Aktion Parks, Plus
Event Marketing and organized
by Eventking Corp.
Sanne Meijet of the Nether-
lands, the reigning E&A titlist,
extended her reign to a global
scale by topping the girls event.
Germanys Vanessa Weinhauer,
the runner-up in the E&A, re-
peated her silver performance
in the Clark competitions, while
Lottie Harbottle, the No. 2 in
the British Nationals, took the
bronze.
Like Meijet, Europe-Africal
prince Hegadus Akos added the
prestigious title of boys world
champion to his resume. Akos
bested Britains top two riders,
Harry Eames and reigning Brit-
ish champ Ryan Peacock, for
the plum.
Frenchman Raphael Men-
coni duplicated his fellow E&A
champions feat by ruling the
masters division at the worlds,
dislodging 2010 champ Wol-
fram Wagner of Germany for
the title. Great Britains Lee
Mart took third place.
In wakeskate, Israels Ori Bou-
jo (junior ladies) and Frances
Clment De Prmonville (junior
mens) reigned supreme.
Boujou defeated Jaimi Oxlade
of Australia and Sophie Cord-
ery of Great Britain for the tiara
while De Prmonville stamped
his class on two German rivals,
Moritz Thiele and Marcel Tilwitz.
Action hits boiling point with
todays wakeboard Open mens
seminals and the nals of the
junior ladies and junior mens
divisions.
Jackes eyes Mini-ROK Cup for Castrol team
NATIONAL Series Mini-ROK
champ Flynn Jackes of TRS-
Castrol Racing Kids Team seeks
a repeat over his rivals in the last
two races today to capture the
Mini-ROK Cup today at the Car-
mona Racetrack.
The nine-year-old Fil-Aussie
hopes to clinch his second straight
Mini-ROK ttile after winning the
same plum in the Coca-Cola Kart-
ing Super Series in pursuit of his
goal of delivering a Triple Crown
for the TRS-Castrol Racing Kids
Team powered by Castrol, Bridge-
stone, Standard Insurance, C!
Magazine, OMP, Coke Zero, Oak-
ley, Aguila and Toptul.
The last two races of the three-
leg Mini-ROK Cup will also serve
as his preparation for the third
goal this seasonto win the Asian
Mini-ROK crown against equally
talented Indonesians in the last two
rounds of the 2012 Asian Karting
Open Championship set Dec. 15
and 16 in Sentul, Indonesia.
Winning the Asian Mini-ROK
plum will not only regain for the
Philippines the crown it last won
in 2009, but will also give Jackes
his own niche in Philippine Kart-
ing history as the rst kid to win
a Triple Crown.
Flynns milestone will be an-
other testimony to the success of
the Tuason Racing School Race
Career Management Program in
developing future racing champi-
ons, said JP Tuason, Founder and
President of the Tuason Racing
School, who helps young racers
achieve a successful career path
in motorsports and develop them
into world-caliber racing champi-
ons by providing them with avail-
able programs and racing avenues
abroad through its partnerships in
Asia, US and Europe.
With proper guidance and lo-
gistics, we believe that Jackes has
what it takes to become the rst
prominent Filipino champion in
the international racing scene, and
ultimately in the Formula One
Championships, Tuason added.
Veteran
grabs lead
VETERAN internationalist Pau-
lo Valdez grabbed the Class O
mens singles lead by shooting
a two-game series of 1291 pin-
falls in the 41st PBC-Philippine
Olympic Committee-Philippine
Sports Commission Open cham-
pionships Thursday at the SM
Bowling Center in Mall of Asia,
Pasay City.
A member of TBAM-Prima-
Timberpro, the multi-titled Valdez,
who owns several gold medals in
various international competi-
tions, erased the 1269 of national
bowler Raoul Miranda by putting
together games of 632 and 659.
Poland-bound World Cupper
and national bowler Krizziah
Tabora of TBAM-Prima tight-
ened her hold on the Class O
ladies singles top spot by rolling
1236 on games of 612 and 624.
Tabora, who will leave for Po-
land late this month together with
RJ Bautista to represent the Phil-
ippines in the World Cup interna-
tional nals from November 24
to December 2, pulled away from
reigning Asian Youth girls Mas-
ters champion Alexis Sy (1142)
and Patricia Tajo (1057).
Frenchman Clement De Premonville (center) poses with Moritz Thiele and
Marcel Tilwitz, both of Germany, after ruling the Junior Mens Wakeskate
division of the 2012 World Cable Wakeboard Championships at the Deca
Wakeboard Park in Clark in Angeles, Pampanga. IWWFED.COM
Swimmer leads Davao
DAPITAN CITYEleven-year-old swimmer Haruka Jade Shi-
mizu scored two victories to power Davao City to a seven-gold
haul in swimming, even as Zamboanga City churned six of its
own on the pool and more elsewhere Friday in the Philippine
Olympic Committee-Philippine Sports Commission Batang Pi-
noy 2012 Mindanao leg here yesterday.
The regional heayweights in swimming didnt waste time in de-
claring their intention, but it was Shimizu who made the biggest
splash after she ruled the girls 11-12 400-meter freestyle and
100m free to become the rst double-gold winner in the event.
Glenn Adrian Arsula, 12, later duplicated her feat when
he bagged the top prize in boys 11-12 200m backtsroke be-
fore leading Zamboanga City to the boys 15-under 200m medley
relay championship.
Davao City also gained on golden efforts by Dave Jone Ande-
bor in boys 11-12 400m free, Dara Clariza Evangelista in girls
13-15 400m free, Rylle Coleen Regidor in girls 13-15 200m
back, Josiah Paul Lozano in boys 11-12 100m free, and John
Angelo Zuniga in boys 13-15 200m buttery.
Cortez powers Air21
Barako Bulls Ronald Tubid (left) is hounded by
Air21s Wynne Arboleda in a PBA Phiippine Cup
game won by the Express, 86-85, at the Cuneta
Astrodome. LINO SANTOS
NOVEMBER 10, 2012 SATURDAY
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Ray S. Eano, Editor business@mst.ph
Roderick T. dela Cruz, Assistant Editor; extrastory2000@gmail.com
IN BRIEF
PSE COMPOSITE INDEX
Closing November 9, 2012
OIL
PRICES
TODAY
P575-P705
LPG/11-kg tank
P49.00-P56.57
Unleaded Gasoline
P39.38-P43.99
Diesel
P47.69-P53.00
Kerosene
P27.20-P31.00
Auto LPG
FOREI GN EXCHANGE RATE
Currency Unit US Dollar Peso
United States Dollar 1.000000 41.0650
Japan Yen 0.012601 0.5175
UK Pound 1.598400 65.6383
Hong Kong Dollar 0.129026 5.2985
Switzerland Franc 1.056859 43.3999
Canada Dollar 1.00000 41.0650
Singapore Dollar 0.816660 33.5361
Australia Dollar 1.042427 42.8073
Bahrain Dinar 2.653224 108.9546
Saudi Arabia Rial 0.266652 10.9501
Brunei Dollar 0.813339 33.3998
Indonesia Rupiah 0.000104 0.0043
Thailand Baht 0.032605 1.3389
UAE Dirham 0.272264 11.1805
Euro Euro 1.274800 52.3497
Korea Won 0.000918 0.0377
China Yuan 0.160182 6.5779
India Rupee 0.170885 0.7554
Malaysia Ringgit 0.326584 13.4112
NewZealand Dollar 0.816593 33.5334
Taiwan Dollar 0.034343 1.4103
Source: PDS Bridge
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Friday, November 9, 2012
PESO-DOLLAR RATE
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42
44
46
48
P41.050
CLOSE
Closing NOVEMBER 9, 2012
5,468.790
22.08
VOLUME 834.240M
HIGH P41.050 LOW P41.140 AVERAGE P41.080
5200
4460
3720
2980
2240
1500
1200
Megaworld seeks dismissal of Binondo case
SEC to sue 10 traders
in Calata stock fixing
Four firms prequalified for LRT deal
Foreign
bond sale
generates
$750m
PSE warns of market selldown
MEGAWORLD Corp. has asked
the Housing and Land Use
Regulatory Board to dismiss
outright the petition of Nesco
International Development Corp.
seeking to revoke its certicate
of registration, license to sell
and development permit for The
City Place project in Binondo,
Manila.
Megaworld said Nescos
pleas were absurd, adding
Nesco illegally occupied a
two-story commercial building
on a government property
in Numancia, Binondo. The
city government of Manila
demolished the property
to prepare the site for its
redevelopment.
Megaworld said Nesco had
absolutely no ownership rights
over the property and that it had
no business relationship with the
complainant.
Nesco alleged in its complaint
that Megaworld submitted fake
and manufactured land titles of
the site, where it built the City
Place Condominium and Lucky
Plaza Mall in Binondo.
Nesco asked the HLURB
to recall all condominium
certicates of title, charging that
the titles submitted by the City
of Manila and Megaworld were
highly questionable, inrm and
dubious.
Megaworld stressed that it
signed in April 2006 a build-
and-transfer arrangement
with the city of Manila for the
construction of public school
buildings with residential
quarters for the faculty, after
a successful public bidding
process.
Megaworld said Nesco had no
legal basis to ask for a revocation
of the permits for The City Place
since it was not a buyer of any
unit within the property.
DMCI loan. BDO Capital and Investments Corp. arranged a P10-billion corporate note issue for DMCI Project Developers Inc., a
unit of DMCI Holdings Inc. The facility, arranged by BDO Capital, was participated in by various lenders that included BDO Unibank
Inc., Bank of the Philippine Islands, East West Bank, BDO Leasing and Finance Inc., Security Bank Corp. and Land Bank of the
Philippines. Shown at the sidelines of signing ceremony for the note issue (from left) are BDO Capital president Eduardo Francisco,
DMCI Holdings president Isidro Consunji and DMCI Project Developers president Alfredo Austria.
By Jenniffer B. Austria
THE Philippine Stock Exchange warned
Friday the new rules on foreign ownership
of local companies will trigger a selldown,
or massive selling of shares, resulting in
falling stock prices.
PSE president Hans Sicat
said during the public dialogue
conducted by the Securities and
Exchange Commission on draft
rules on foreign ownership that at
least 13 percent of companies listed
with the stock exchange would be
affected by the new ruling.
This will precipitate a
selldown. It will stie the growth
of the capital markets and stie
the ability of nanciers to create
nancial products, Sicat said.
Philippine Long Distance
Telephone Co. head for regulatory
and policy affairs Ray Espinosa
said during the same dialogue
the proposed rules could hurt
nancial markets and the overall
economy.
At a time were trying to
achieve investment grade status
in terms of credit ratings, I would
think this application of the
[Supreme Court ruling] and an
expansive rule on restriction on
foreign ownership to actually be a
force that would counter all of the
efforts of our present government
to achieve higher credit ratings,
Espinosa said.
The SEC on Monday prepared
a draft memorandum circular
governing rules on foreign
companies investing in industries
with ownership requirements. It
issued the draft rules in connection
with the Oct. 9 Supreme Court
ruling that the 60-percent Filipino
ownership requirement for public
utilities must apply separately
to each class of shares, whether
common, preferred non-voting,
preferred voting or any other
class of shares.
Ayala Land chief nance
ofcer Jaime Ysmael said in an
interview at the sidelines of the
public dialogue the company had
received inquiries from foreign
funds regarding the ruling.
Ysmael said the company
together with other players in the
real estate industry would submit
their position paper on the new
ruling.
Representatives of affected
companies, law rms and heads
of capital market associations also
expressed concerns over some
provisions of the draft circular.
Prior to the ruling, the SEC
computed ownership based on
all shares, including non-voting
preferred shares.
The court case stemmed from
a complaint led by late human
rights lawyer Wilson Gamboa, a
PLDT shareholder who questioned
the sale of governments shares in
the telecommunications rm to
Hong Kong-based conglomerate
First Pacic Co. Ltd.
Affected companies will be
given a period of ve years to
comply with the ownership rule
based on the draft guidelines.
Meanwhile, SEC chairman
Teresita Herbosa said the
commission would give
concerned sectors until Nov. 30
to submit their comments on the
draft circular before releasing the
nal rules by the middle of next
year.
THE Securities and Exchange
Commission approved the ling
of criminal charges against more
than 10 persons for alleged price
manipulation of Calata Corp.s
stocks.
SEC chairman Teresita
Herbosa said in a press brieng
the rst batch of respondents
in the case involved more than
10 persons, whom she declined
to identify, pending the formal
ling of the complaint with the
Justice Department.
Herbosa said the SECs
enforcement and prosecution
department would nalize the
criminal complaint.
She said more individuals might
be included in the charge sheet,
as the investigation continued
on other persons and parties that
might also be involved. The
investigation is far from nished,
Herbosa said.
The corporate regulator
began investigating Calata on
the recommendation of Capital
Markets Integrity Corp., the
independently run watchdog
of the Philippine Stock
Exchange.
Calata president Joseph
Calata claimed he also
requested the PSE and CMIC
for an investigation because of
the unusual rise in the prices of
Calata shares a few weeks after
its initial public offering.
Jenniffer B. Austria
By Anna Leah G. Estrada
THE government raised $750
million from the sale of 10-
year peso bonds overseas to
help nance the budget decit
and manage its debt.
The Finance Department
said in a statement the newly-
issued peso global bonds, the
third of their kind offered by
the country, were priced at 100
percent with a coupon of 3.90
percent.
The transaction allowed
global investors the opportunity
to participate in the impressive
growth story of the Philippine
economy, which is considered
today to be one of the safest
emerging market sovereigns
to invest in, said Finance
Secretary Cesar Purisima.
The proceeds will be used
to redeem global bonds
denominated in euros and the
US currency.
The government, which
was originally planning to
raise up to $1 billion, cut the
issuance size after deciding
to buy the additional foreign
currency from the Bangko
Sentral, according to Finance
Undersecretary Rosalia de
Leon, who was appointed as
the new Treasurer.
Foreign exchange reserves of
the Bangko Sentral reached a
record $82.1 billion in October,
more than double what they
were at the end of 2008.
The yield would have
stayed at 3.9 percent even if we
got $1 billion, De Leon said
in an interview. We have a lot
of cash. It would help Bangko
Sentral ng Pilipinas with the
peso if we tap the reserves,
she said.
The government said it sold
the bonds within eight hours
of bookbuilding process, with
30 percent of investors coming
from Asia, 41 percent from the
United States and 29 percent
from Europe. Investors bid 7.2
times the amount of offer.
Positive investor perception
of the Philippine credit allowed
us to achieve our objective of
redenominating our debt into the
local currency, De Leon said.
Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank
and HSBC acted as joint global
coordinators, while Citi, Credit
Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman
Sachs, HSBC, J.P. Morgan,
Morgan Stanley, Standard
Chartered Bank, and UBS acted
as joint bookrunners for the
transaction. With Bloomberg
By Lailany P. Gomez
THE Transportation Department said
Friday all four companies that submitted
bid documents in October for the
P60-billion Light Rail Transit Line
Cavite Extension project passed the
prequalication stage.
Transportation Secretary Joseph
Emilio Abaya identied the companies
as Light Rail Manila Consortium, MTD-
Samsung Consortium, San Miguel
Infrastructure Resources Inc. and DMCI
Holdings Inc.
The prequalied groups are given time
to submit their nancial bids between
January and February 2013, while the
issuance of notice of awards and signing
of the concession agreement will take
place in March or April 2013.
The Cavite Extension project, which
the National Economic and Development
Authority approved in March, will
increase the length of Line 1 from 20.7
kilometers to 32.4 kilometers and will
have a new south endpoint in Niog,
Bacoor, Cavite.
Light Rail Manila Consortium is a
joint venture between Metro Pacic
Investment Corp. and the Ayala group.
MPIC and Ayala own a 33-percent
stake each in the company, followed by
AC Infra Holdings Corp., 12 percent;
Macquarie Infra Holdings Philippines
PTE Ltd., 10 percent; and RATP
Development SA, one participation unit.
The groups railway infrastructure will
be handled by Bouygues Travaux Publics
SA, Obrascon Huarte Lain SA and
Leighton Contractors Asia Ltd., while
the railway system will be operated by
Alstom Transport SA and Ansaldo STS
PA. The operation and maintenance will
be managed by RATP Development SA.
SMC Infra Resources Inc. is composed
of GS Engineering and Construction
Corp. and Posco Engineering and
Construction Co. Ltd.
MTD-Samsung is composed of MTD
Capital Bhd. with a 33-percent stake,
followed by Samsung C&T Corp., 20
percent; Union Equities Inc., 15 percent;
DM Wenceslao & Associates, 12 percent;
and Primewater Infra Corp., 20 percent.
The P60-billion railway expansion
program involves construction of the
tracks, the station and all its attendant
facilities, as well as the operations and
maintenance and purchase of coaches.
Of the total project amount, P30
billion is to be secured through
ofcial development assistance by the
government.
LandBank nets P7.6b
STATE-OWNED Land Bank of the Philippines
reported a net income of P7.6 billion in the rst
nine months of 2012, up 7 percent from P7.1
billion year-on-year, due to higher income on
loans and investments and foreign exchange
trading and lower expenses.
The bank said it posted a high return-on-
equity of 14.2 percent dujhring the period.
LandBank had a solid third quarter as we
continued to focus on core businesses of the bank,
maintain prudent operations and remain aggressive
in expanding our loan portfolio, all geared towards
better serving our priority sectors,said LandBank
president and chief executive Gilda Pico.
Total assets at the end of September rose to
P629.2 billion from P 590.6 billion. Deposits
increased to P 489.5 billion from P459.6 billion,
while capital expanded to P73 billion from
P 65.6 billion on year.
LandBank said Basel II capital adequacy
ratio stood at 20.9 percent as of end-September,
much higher than the regulatory standard of 10
percent. Anna Leah G. Estrada
Trans-Asia coal plant
TRANS-ASIA Oil and Energy Development
Corp., a unit of the Phinma Group, plans to
build a 135-megawatt coal plant in Mindanao
to ease the power supply gap in the region, a
company ofcial said.
Trans-Asia president Francisco Viray told
reporters the company expected to make the
nal investment decision on the Mindanao coal
project by the rst semester of 2013.
By that time, we should have a partner for
the Mindanao coal project, Viray said, adding
Trans-Asia had not nalized the project site.
He said the company was looking closely
at the power demand in Mindanao amid the
declining output of hydropower plants.
The installed capacity of the hydros will not
be recovered... Thats an opportunity for us,
Viray said.
Trans-Asia booked a net income of P347.8
million in the rst nine months, up 47 percent from
P236.3 million on year. Alena Mae S. Flores
Higher fuel surcharge
THE Civil Aeronautics Board approved the
petition of Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacic Inc.
to impose fuel surcharge in their destinations.
Documents from the CAB showed the agency
granted PALs request to adjust fuel surcharge
on passenger tickets on its international
destinations for another three months, for from
Nov. 16, 2012 to Feb. 13, 2013.
From each sector from Manila to Delhi, India,
PAL will add $175 and $55 for Xiamen, China.
In a separate petition, low-cost carrier Cebu
Pacic sought a $20 fuel surcharge on passenger
tickets, or from $25 to $45, to and from Cebu-
Pusan, South Korea. Lailany P. Gomez
CYAN MAGENTAYELLOW BLACK
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Region IV-B, MIMAROPA
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Rombon District Engineering Offce
Odiongan, Romblon
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID
The DPWH Romblon District Engineering Offce, Odiongan, Romblon, through the FY 2013 Regular
Infrastructure Projects intends to apply the hereunder Approved Budget for the Contract to payments
of the corresponding contracts listed below. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically
rejected at bid opening.
1. a. Contract ID : 13EH0004
b. Contract Name : Concreting of Pagpagoha (Marigondon) Binoog Road
c. Contract Location : Tablas Island, Romblon
d. Scope of Work : Engineers Facilities and Others, General Requirements (Project
Health and Safety Reqts), Roadway Excavation (Surplus
Common), Roadway Excavation (Surplus Soft Rock), Pipe Culvert
and Drain Excavation, Foundation Fill, Embankment from Roadway
Excavation, Subgrade Preparation (Common Materials), Aggregate
Subbase Course, PCC Pavement (Plain) Conventional Method,
230mm. thk.,Pipe Culvert, 910mm.dia.(36dia.), Stone Masonry,
Refectorized Thermoplastic Pavement Markings (White),
Refectorized Thermoplastic Pavement Markings (Yellow), Danger/
Warning Signs (90cm. Triangle), Tree Planting, Mobilization and
Demobilization.
e. Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) : 36,104,809.65
f. Contract Duration : 93 Calendar Days
2. a. Contract ID : 13EH0005
b. Contract Name : Concreting of Sibuyan Circumferential Road
c. Contract Location : Sibuyan Island, Romblon
d. Scope of Work : Engineers Facilities and Others, General Requirements (Project
Health and Safety Reqts), Pipe Culvert and Drain Excavation,
Foundation Fill, Embankment from Roadway Excavation, Selected
Borrow for topping, case 1, Subgrade Preparation (Common
Materials), Aggregate Subbase Course, PCC Pavement (Plain)
Conventional Method, 230mm. thk., Pipe Culvert, 910mm.dia.
(36dia.), Stone Masonry, Refectorized Thermoplastic Pavement
Markings (White), Refectorized Thermoplastic Pavement Markings
(Yellow), Danger/Warning Signs (90 cm. Triangle), Mobilization and
Demobilization.
e. Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) : 36,268,533.70
f. Contract Duration : 92 Calendar Days
3. a. Contract ID : 13EH0006
b. Contract Name : Concreting of Tablas Circumferential Road
c. Contract Location : Tablas Island, Romblon
d. Scope of Work : Engineers Facilities and Others, General Requirements (Project
Health and Safety Reqts), Removal of Concrete Drainage
Structures, Pipe Culvert and Drain Excavation, Foundation Fill,
Embankment from Roadway Excavation, Selected Borrow for
topping, case 1, Subgrade Preparation (Common Materials),
Aggregate Subbase Course, PCC Pavement (Plain) Conventional
Method, 280mm. thk., Reinforcing Steel Bar, Grade 40 (Minor
Structures), Structural Concrete Class A (Minor Structures),Pipe
Culvert, 910mm.dia.(36dia.), Stone Masonry, Refectorized
Thermoplastic Pavement Markings (White), Refectorized
Thermoplastic Pavement Markings (Yellow), Danger/Warning
Signs (90 cm. Triangle), Regulatory Signs (90cm Triangle), Tree
Planting, Mobilization and Demobilization.
e. Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) : 19,902,123.10
f. Contract Duration : 86 Calendar Days
4. a. Contract ID : 13EH0007
b. Contract Name : Concreting of Romblon Cogon - Sablayan Road
c. Contract Location : Romblon, Romblon
d. Scope of Work : Engineers Facilities and Others, General Requirements (Project
Health and Safety Reqts), Removal of Concrete Drainage
Structures, Roadway Excavation (Surplus Common), Roadway
Excavation (Surplus Soft Rock)-w/ Backhoe,Roadway Excavation
(Surplus Soft Rock), Foundation Fill, Pipe Culvert and Drain
Excavation, Embankment from Roadway Excavation, Subgrade
Preparation (Common Materials), Aggregate Subbase Course,
PCC Pavement (Plain) Conventional Method, 230mm. thk.,
Reinforcing Steel Bar, Grade 40 (Lined Canal), Structural Concrete
Class B (Lined Canal), Pipe Culvert, 910mm.dia. (36dia.), Stone
Masonry,Danger/Warning Signs (90 cm. Triangle),Regulatory
Signs (90cm Octagon), Refectorized Thermoplastic Pavement
Markings (White), Refectorized Thermoplastic Pavement Markings
(Yellow), Tree Planting, Mobilization and Demobilization.
e. Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) : 48,999,999.70
f. Contract Duration : 210 Calendar Days
5. a. Contract ID : 13EH0008
b. Contract Name : Concreting of Road from Looc to Tudgan Airport
c. Contract Location : Tablas Island, Romblon
d. Scope of Work : Engineers Facilities and Others, General Requirements (Project
Health and Safety Reqts), Removal of Existing Concrete
Pavement, Removal of Existing Asphalt Pavement (100mm.
thk), Removal of Masonry Lined Drainage Structures, Roadway
Excavation (Surplus Common), Pipe Culvert and Drain Excavation,
Foundation Fill, Embankment from Roadway Excavation, Selected
Borrow for topping, case 1, Subgrade Preparation (Common
Materials), Aggregate Subbase Course, PCC Pavement (Plain)
Conventional Method, 280mm. thk., Reinforcing Steel Bar, Grade
40 (Minor Structures), Structural Concrete, Class B (Lined Canal),
Structural Concrete, Class A (Minor Structures)(BC and CB),
Pipe Culvert, 910mm.dia.(36dia.), Stone Masonry, Refectorized
Thermoplastic Pavement Markings (White), Refectorized
Thermoplastic Pavement Markings (Yellow), Danger/Warning Signs
(90 cm. Triangle), Tree Planting, Mobilization and Demobilization.
e. Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC) : 48,999,999.49
f. Contract Duration : 240 Calendar Days
The DPWH Romblon District Engineering Offce, Odiongan, Romblon, now invites bids for the named
projects. Bidders should have completed a single largest completed contract (SLCC) equivalent to twenty
fve (25%) of a contract similar to the project. The description of an eligible bidder contained in the Bidding
Documents, particularly, in the Section II. Instruction to Bidders.
Bidding will be conducted through open competitive procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail
criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act. 9184 (RA),
otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizen/
sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy fve (75%) interest or outstanding
capital stock belonging to citizen of the Philippines.
Interest bidders may obtain further information from DPWH Romblon District Engineering Offce,
Odiongan, Romblon and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00am
5:00pm.
A complete set of Bidding Documents (BDs) may be purchased by the interested Bidders from the
address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of
Php.25,000.00for the Contract ID Nos. 13EH0004, 13EH0005, 13EH0006, 13EH0007 and 13EH0008.
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 the bidders shall
pay the fee for the Bidding Documents not later that the submission of their bids.
The Pre Bid Conference to be held at the Offce of the BAC, The DPWH Romblon District Engineering
Offce at 10:00a.m, November 15, 2012 shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased
the Bidding Documents. Bids must be delivered to the address below. 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.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents November 9, 2012 to November 28, 2012
2. Deadline for payment of Bid Docs, Receipts and
Submission of Bids
10:00 A.M., November 28, 2012
3. Opening of Bids 2:00 P.M., November 28, 2012
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the BDs in two (2) separate
sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope shall contain the technical component of
the bid, including the eligibility requirements. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component
of the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid
evaluation and post-qualifcation.
The DPWH- Romblon Engineering District, Odiongan, Romblon reserves the right to accept or reject any
bid, to annul the bidding process and to reject all bids at any time prior Contract award, without thereby
incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
For Further Information, please refer to:
NAPOLEON S. FAMADICO
DPWH Romblon DEO
5505 J.P. Rizal Street, Tabing Dagat
Odiongan, Romblon
(042)-567-5007
Approved by:
(Sgd.) ELMER M. TOLENTINO
Engineer III
BAC Chairman
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Region IV-B, MIMAROPA
Mindoro Occidental District Engineering Offce
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
November 06, 2012
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID
1. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Mindoro Occidental I District Engineering
Offi ce, Mamburao, Occi dental Mi ndoro, through the General Appropri ati ons Act of CY-
2012Priority Development Assistance Fund(PDAF)intends to apply the sum of the Approved Budget
for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract/s for the hereunder project/s. Bids received in
excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
1.a. Contract ID : 12EB0206
b. Contract Name : Construction of Flood Control Structure, Brgy. 8 and
Payompon, Mamburao
c. Contract Location : Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
d. Scope of Work : Construction of 500 L.M. River Dike Sloe Protection
Works
e. Approved Budget for the
Contract (ABC)
:
P 5,000,000.00
f. Source of Fund : FY 2012 RA 10155 Priority Development Assistance
Fund (PDAF)
g. Contract Duration : 100 C.D.
2.a. Contract ID : 12EB0207
b. Contract Name : Cluster 1211-3: Construction of various Multi-Purpose
Buildings a) Brgy. Barahan, Sta. Cruz, b) Brgy. Tanyag,
Calintaan, c) Brgy Iriron, Calintaan, d) Brgy. Buenavista,
Sablayan, e) Brgy. Sta. Teresa, Magsaysay and f) Brgy.
Iling, San Jose
c. Contract Location : Occidental Mindoro
d. Scope of Work : a) Construction of one (1)-8.0m x 8.0m MPB, b)
Construction of one (1)-8.0m x 8.0m MPB, c)
Construction of one (1)-8.0m x 8.0m MPB, d)
Construction of one (1)-17.0m x 32.5m MPB, e)
Construction of one (1)-19.10 m x 29.50 m MPB,and f)
Construction of one (1)-17.0m x 32.5m MPB
e. Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC)
:
P 11,797,845.10
f. Source of Fund : FY 2012 RA 10155 Priority Development Assistance
Fund (PDAF)
g. Contract Duration : 240 C.D.
2. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Mindoro Occidental I District Engineering
Offce, Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro, through the General Appropriations Act of CY-2012
Priority Development Assistance Fund(PDAP)now invites bids for above projects. 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.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/
fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA
9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least
seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from Department of Public Works and Highways,
Mindoro Occidental I District Engineering Offce, Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro and inspect
the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from November
09 - 28, 2012from the address below from and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding
Documents in the amount of P5,000.00for project no. 1 and P10,000.00 for project no. 2. The Bidding
Documents shall be received personally by the prospective Bidder or his authorized representative.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic
Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph, provided that Bidders
shall pay the nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids.
6. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Mindoro Occidental I District Engineering
Offce, Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on 10:00 A.M. on November
16, 2012at BAC Offce, MQC Building, DPWH, Mindoro Occidental I DEO, Mamburao, Occidental
Mindoro, which shall beopen to all interested parties.
7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 A.M. on November 28, 2012 at BAC
Offce, DPWH, Mindoro Occidental I DEO, Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro. All bids must be
accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount (a) Cash or cashiers/
managers check issued by a Universal or Commercial Bank., two percent (2%) of the ABC; (b) Bank
draft/guarantee or irrevocable letter of credit issued by a Universal or Commercial Bank: Provided,
however, that it shall be confrmed or authenticated by a Universal or Commercial Bank, if issued
by a foreign bank, two percent (2%) of the ABC; (c) Surety bond callable upon demand issued by a
surety or insurance company duly certifed by the Insurance Commission as authorized to issue such
security, fve percent (5%) of the ABC; (d) Any combination of the foregoing, proportionate to share
of form with respect to total amount of security; and (e) Bid-Securing Declaration.
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. Bid opening shall be on 2:00 P.M. on November 28, 2012at BAC Offce, MQC Bldg., DPWH, Mindoro
Occidental I DEO, Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro.
9. The Department of Public Works and Highways, Mindoro Occidental I District Engineering
Offce, Mamburao, Occidental Mindororeserves 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.
10. For further information, please refer to:
GERARDO D. CLEMENTE
Engineer III
DPWH, Mindoro Occidental I DEO
Km. 407 Airport Road
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
Tel. & Fax No. (043)-711-1012
Email Address: dpwh_mindoro_occidental_bac@yahoo.com
(Sgd.) GERARDO D. CLEMENTE
BAC CHAIRMAN
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Health
CENTER FOR HEALTH DEVELOPMENT-Metro Manila
VALENZUELA MEDICAL CENTER
BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE
Padrigal St., Karuhatan, Valenzuela City
Telefax 294-46-25, 294-67-11 Loc. 104
Invitation to Bid for BUILD AND DESIGN OF
EXTENSION OF VMC BUILDING
1. The Valenzuela Medical Center , through the INCOME/GAA/GOP intends to apply
the sum of Eleven Million Pesos Only (P 11,000,000.00) being the Approved
Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Procurement
of Build and Design of Extension of VMC Building. Bids received in excess of the
ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
2. The Valenzuela Medical Center now invites bids for Design and Build of Extension of
VMC Building.
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Completion of the Works is required one hundred eighty days (180).
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 Instructions to Bidders.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using
non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and
Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the
Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or
organizations with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital
stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from Valenzuela Medical Center
and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from November 9,
2012 to November 29, 2012, 9:00am to 4:00pm at the VMC BAC Offce.
5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders
from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding
Documents in the amount of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos Only (P25,000.00).
6. The Valenzuela Medical Center will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on November
16, 2012, 9:30 am at VMC-BAC Conference Room; 2
nd
foor-extension building
which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding
Documents.
7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 29, 2012 at
9:30am at Valenzuela Medical Center, BAC Offce. All bids must be accompanied
by a bid security in the form of cash, Managers check or Cashiers check of two
(2%) percent, one point fve percent (2%) if Bank Draft or Bank Guarantee, of the
total amount of bid.
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. The Valenzuela Medical Center 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.
9. For further information, please refer to:
VALENZUELA MEDICAL CENTER
MARIO C. PANAY, MD, MHA, CESE
District Health Offcer II
Padrigal St., Karuhatan, Valenzuela City
Tel nos. 294-6711 Loc. 116; 294-4625
(Sgd.) DONA D. SALMOS, RN, MAN
BAC Chairperson
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Sorsogon 1
st
District Engineering Offce
Guinlajon, Sorsogon City
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Sorsogon 1st District
Engineering Offce, Guinlajon, Sorsogon City, through the GAA-2013
intends to apply the sum of Php48,281,589.49 being the Approved Budget for
the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for 13FK0005- Preventive
Maintenance (Intermittent Section) along Jct. Putiao-Pilar-Donsol Road
KO544+(-988)-KO549+979 KO550+529-KO550+887 Bids received in excess
of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Sorsogon 1st District
Engineering Offce, Guinlajon, Sorsogon City now invites bids for Asphalt
Overlay of 4.28 km. of road. Completion of the works is required 130 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
non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules and
Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the
Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or
organizations with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding
capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested Bidders may obtain further information form Department of Public
Works and Highways, Sorsogon 1st District Engineering Offce, Guinlajon,
Sorsogon City and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below
from 8:00am to 12:00 noon 1:00pm to 5pm.
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 Php25,000.00.
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.
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Sorsogon 1st District
Engineering Offce, Guinlajon, Sorsogon City will hold a Pre-Bid Conference
on November 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Department of Public Works and
Highways, 1
st
District Engineering Offce, Guinlajon, Sorsogon City which
shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding
Documents.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 28, 2012
at 10:00 am at DPWH Sorsogon 1
st
District Engineering Offce. 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.
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Sorsogon 1st District
Engineering Offce, Guinlajon, Sorsogon City reserves the right to accept
or reject any bid to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time
prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected
bidder or bidders.
For further information, please refer to:

MARIA INES M. APIL
(BAC Secretariat)
DPWH, Sorsogon 1
st
DEO
Guinlajon, Sorsogon City
0917-9949378-(globe)
dpwh_sorsogondeo@yahoo.com
(Sgd.) ARTURO N. LEE
OIC Asst. District Engineer
(BAC Chairman)

NOTED:
(Sgd.) ROMEO D. DOLOIRAS
District Engineer
INVITATION TO BID
FOR
13FK0005
Preventive Maintenance (Intermittent Section) along Jct. Putiao-
Pilar-Donsol Road
KO544+(-988)-KO549+979 KO550+529-KO550+887
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Sultan Kudarat 1st District Engineering Offce
Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
DPWH INFRA-07-Standard Advertisement-Revised IRR
INVITATION TO BID
(Civil Works)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and
Highways-Sultan Kudarat 1
st
District Engineering Offce, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat,
through CY - 2013 Regular Infrastructure Project, invites contractors to bid for the
aforementioned project(s):
I. Contract ID: 13-M-F-0004
Contract Name: Road Upgrading (gravel to concrete) based on gravel road
strategies, traffc benchmark for upgrading to paved road
standard. (HDM-4 Project Analysis) along Kidapawan-Ala
Jct. Road
Contract Location: Tacurong City
Scope of Work: RCP-Roads New Construction-PCCP
Source of Fund: FY- 2013 Regular Infrastructure Project
Appropriation: Php. 48,222,980.00
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 purchase bid documents at any DPWH
Field Offces 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) comple-
tion of a similar contract costing at least 50% of ABC within a period of 10 years, and
e) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment
for at least 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 application for registration to
the DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the bidding time. The DPWH-POCW-Central
Offce will only process contractors applications for registration, with complete require-
ments, and issue the Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC). Forms may be
downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1.Payments of Bidding Documents
(any DPWH feld offces)
Nov. 9, 2012 up to Dec. 3, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M.
2. Pre-Bid Conference November 22, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M.
3. Receipt of Bids December 3, 2012 @ 1:00 P.M.
4. Opening of Bids December 3, 2012 @ 2:00 P. M.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) at DPWH-Sultan
Kudarat District Engineering Offce (BAC Offce), Isulan, Sultan Kudarat upon payment
of non-refundable fee of P 20,000.00 (fee for BDs). Prospective bidders may also
download the BDs from the DPWH web site, if available. Prospective bidders that will
download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees on or before the
submission of their bids documents.
The Pre Bid Conference shall be open only to interested parties who have purchased
the BDs. Bids must be accomplished by a bid security in the amount and acceptable
form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the
Bidding Documents (BDs) in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chair-
man. The frst envelope shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall
include a copy of the CRC. The second envelope shall contain fnancial component of
the bid. Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined
in the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH - SK 1
st
DEO, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat 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:

(Sgd.) POTENCIANO M. KAPUNAN, III
Vice BAC-Chairman

Noted By:
(Sgd.) ELPIDIO A. BIROG
District Engineer
(MST-NOV. 10, 2012)
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Offce of the District Engineer
Negros Oriental 2
nd
District Engineering Offce
Dumaguete City
Tel. No. (035) 225-2540
The Negros Oriental 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, Dumaguete City, through the FY
2013 Infrastructure Program, General Appropriations Act intends to apply the sum of
Php49,00,000.00 (for project 12HK0029) being the Approved Budget for the Contract
to payments under the contract for this project. Bids received in excess of the ABC
shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
Contract ID : 12HK0029
Contract Name : Road Upgrading (Gravel to Paved), Metro Dumaguete
Diversion Road
Contract Location : 2
nd
District, Negros Oriental
Brief Description : Concreting of 2,348.53 1m road (3 sections) with roadside
protection
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php47,643,398.35
Contract Duration : 179 Calendar Days
Cost of Bidding Documents: Php20,000.00
The Negros Oriental 2nd District Engineering Offce, Dumaguete City, through its Bids
and Awards Committee (BAC), now invites contractors to bid for the project 12HK0029.
Procurement will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures in
accordance with R.A. 9184 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.
To bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a letter of Intent (LOI) and must meet
the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with 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 within a period of 10 years, and (d) Net Financial
Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment for at least 10%
of ABC. The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and
preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the
DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI. The DPWH-
POCW Central Offce will only process contractors applications for registration, with
complete requirements, and issue the Contractors Certifcate of Registration (CRC).
Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Receipt of LOIs from Prospective Bidders Deadline: November 20, 2012 at 5:00 P.M.
2. Issuance of Bidding Documents : November 8-29 2012
3. Pre-Bid Conference : November 16 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
4. Receipt of Bids Deadline: November 29, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
5. Opening of Bids : November 29, 2012 at 10:00 A.M.
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) and due to non-availability
of AutoCAD, plans of the above subject project will be issued in hard copies at Negros
Oriental 2nd District Engineering Offce, Dumaguete City, upon payment of said non-
refundable fees. Prospective bidders may also download the BDs, if available, from
the DPWH website. Prospective bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH
web site shall pay the said non-refundable fees on or before the submission of their
Bid Documents. Bids must be accompanied by a bid security, in the amount and
acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Attendance of the prospective bidders, their project engineers and authorized liaison
offcers (updated with DPWH-CO Civil Works Registry) is compulsory during the
pre-bid conference.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the BDs
in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope
shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include the eligibility
requirements. The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid.
Contract will be awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in
the bid evaluation and the post-qualifcation.
The Negros Oriental 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, Dumaguete City reserves the right
to reject any and all bids, declare a failure of bidding or not to award the contract, without
incurring any liability to the affected bidders, if the funds/allotments for said projects
have been withheld or reduced through no fault of the procuring entity.
For further information, please contact: Engr. Monalisa U. Domen
Head, BAC Secretariat
Tel. No. (035) 225-2540; Fax No. (035)225-4836
(Sgd.) NILDA S. VILLARIZA
Engineer III, Chief, Const. Section
BAC Chairman
Approved:
(Sgd.) RICARDO C. DURAN
OIC District Engineer
INVITATION TO BID
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
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High Low STOCKS Close High Low Close Change Volume Trade/Buying
MST BUSINESS DAILY STOCKS REVIEW
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FINANCIAL
70.50 46.00 Banco de Oro Unibank Inc. 67.70 69.20 66.75 68.95 1.85 4,154,030 125,169,090.50
77.45 50.00 Bank of PI 85.50 85.50 85.35 85.50 0.00 2,779,850 53,529,009.50
1.82 0.68 Bankard, Inc. 0.72 0.73 0.73 0.73 1.39 35,000
595.00 370.00 China Bank 52.80 53.00 52.75 52.90 0.19 54,120 (53,530.00)
2.20 1.42 BDO Leasing & Fin. Inc. 1.95 1.96 1.95 1.95 0.00 34,000
23.90 13.80 COL Financial 18.40 18.46 18.22 18.40 0.00 433,400 (1,664,232.00)
20.70 18.50 Eastwest Bank 24.30 24.50 24.00 24.30 0.00 314,800 249,990.00
89.00 50.00 First Metro Inv. 87.00 87.10 87.10 87.10 0.11 120
3.26 1.91 I-Remit Inc. 2.80 2.73 2.63 2.69 (3.93) 194,000
650.00 420.00 Manulife Fin. Corp. 451.00 460.00 460.00 460.00 2.00 280
39.20 3.00 Maybank ATR KE 19.08 21.00 21.00 21.00 10.06 17,500
102.50 60.00 Metrobank 97.10 97.20 96.30 96.55 (0.57) 4,221,220 (27,244,925.00)
3.06 1.30 Natl Reinsurance Corp. 1.82 1.87 1.85 1.87 2.75 12,000
77.80 41.00 Phil. National Bank 71.90 71.85 70.60 71.80 (0.14) 94,960 2,170,221.00
500.00 210.00 PSE Inc. 371.00 371.00 370.00 371.00 0.00 19,000 (5,217,006.00)
45.50 29.45 RCBC `A 46.00 46.90 45.80 46.85 1.85 35,400.00 924,520.00
155.20 77.00 Security Bank 161.80 163.00 161.90 163.00 0.74 673,960 37,130,934.00
1100.00 879.00 Sun Life Financial 950.50 969.00 955.00 955.00 0.47 220
140.00 58.00 Union Bank 111.50 112.70 108.00 110.00 (1.35) 22,490 831,844.00
2.06 1.43 Vantage Equities 2.15 2.15 2.14 2.15 0.00 335,000
INDUSTRIAL
35.50 26.50 Aboitiz Power Corp. 33.70 33.85 33.45 33.65 (0.15) 1,174,600 9,363,145.00
13.58 8.00 Agrinurture Inc. 8.02 8.02 8.00 8.00 (0.25) 58,000
1.70 0.97 Alliance Tuna Intl Inc. 2.02 2.09 1.99 2.05 1.49 7,590,000 (4,875,490.00)
48.00 25.00 Alphaland Corp. 27.70 27.70 27.70 27.70 0.00 1,000
1.62 1.08 Alsons Cons. 1.40 1.40 1.40 1.40 0.00 1,000
Asiabest Group 18.24 18.60 18.48 18.50 1.43 4,300
138.00 45.00 Bogo Medellin 58.00 57.00 51.00 51.00 (12.07) 260
2.96 2.12 Calapan Venture 4.22 4.20 4.20 4.20 (0.47) 19,000
300.00 41.00 Chemphil 99.45 90.00 90.00 90.00 (9.50) 30
2.75 2.30 Chemrez Technologies Inc. 3.05 3.06 3.04 3.05 0.00 129,000
9.74 7.41 Cirtek Holdings (Chips) 11.96 11.96 11.90 11.96 0.00 10,200
6.41 4.83 Energy Devt. Corp. (EDC) 6.68 6.68 6.60 6.64 (0.60) 29,149,700 7,357,864.00
7.77 2.80 EEI 8.97 8.96 8.74 8.93 (0.45) 326,400 1,229,830.00
19.40 12.50 First Gen Corp. 22.60 22.55 22.20 22.55 (0.22) 2,443,200 (2,858,575.00)
79.30 51.50 First Holdings A 90.85 94.50 90.70 94.00 3.47 2,068,080 43,619,962.00
27.00 17.50 Ginebra San Miguel Inc. 18.20 18.20 17.60 17.60 (3.30) 2,400
0.02 0.0110 Greenergy 0.0230 0.0250 0.0220 0.0230 0.00 2,737,700,000 1,183,200.00
13.10 7.80 Holcim Philippines Inc. 13.40 13.40 13.40 13.40 0.00 4,200 18,760.00
6.00 3.80 Integ. Micro-Electronics 4.00 5.00 4.10 4.25 6.25 973,000 (231,150.00)
2.35 0.61 Ionics Inc 0.640 0.640 0.640 0.640 0.00 51,000
120.00 80.00 Jollibee Foods Corp. 105.50 105.50 104.60 105.50 0.00 494,840 11,362,368.00
Lafarge Rep 9.65 9.65 9.30 9.65 0.00 542,800 17,700.00
8.40 1.04 LMG Chemicals 1.98 2.05 1.97 2.00 1.01 142,000
3.20 1.32 Manchester Intl. A 7.50 9.55 7.10 9.50 26.67 1,336,500
3.19 1.08 Manchester Intl. B 7.32 9.50 7.34 9.32 27.32 965,000 (404,778.00)
27.45 18.10 Manila Water Co. Inc. 29.55 29.60 28.70 29.55 0.00 636,100 (3,364,235.00)
6.95 0.75 Mariwasa MFG. Inc. 3.64 3.75 3.60 3.70 1.65 34,000
18.10 8.12 Megawide 16.280 16.280 16.180 16.200 (0.49) 212,300 (296,500.00)
280.60 215.00 Mla. Elect. Co `A 264.00 270.00 261.60 265.80 0.68 442,070 (50,595,426.00)
12.20 7.50 Pancake House Inc. 7.70 7.60 7.50 7.50 (2.60) 7,100
3.65 1.96 Pepsi-Cola Products Phil. 5.60 5.67 5.54 5.60 0.00 1,300,100 1,019,856.00
16.00 9.70 Petron Corporation 10.70 10.74 10.70 10.74 0.37 2,112,300 107,200.00
14.94 8.05 Phoenix Petroleum Phils. 8.35 8.55 8.30 8.48 1.56 180,100 (101,640.00)
4.42 1.01 RFM Corporation 4.01 4.20 4.00 4.17 3.99 5,921,000 14,208,180.00
6.50 2.90 Salcon Power Corp. 4.50 4.80 4.80 4.80 6.67 9,000
34.60 26.50 San Miguel Brewery Inc. 34.00 34.00 34.00 34.00 0.00 70,700
129.20 110.20 San Miguel Corp `A 109.00 109.00 108.50 109.00 0.00 247,910 7,236,921.00
3000.00 800.00 San MiguelPure Foods `B 700.00 725.50 700.00 700.00 0.00 240
2.62 1.25 Seacem 2.47 2.47 2.35 2.39 (3.24) 518,000 (16,580.00)
2.44 1.73 Splash Corporation 1.77 1.78 1.77 1.77 0.00 68,000
0.196 0.112 Swift Foods, Inc. 0.161 0.164 0.159 0.159 (1.24) 1,690,000
14.66 3.30 Tanduay Holdings 11.60 11.66 11.58 11.66 0.52 620,000
2.88 1.99 TKC Steel Corp. 2.00 1.99 1.99 1.99 (0.50) 1,000
1.41 0.90 Trans-Asia Oil 1.14 1.14 1.12 1.13 (0.88) 5,696,000
69.20 37.00 Universal Robina 74.00 75.00 74.55 74.70 0.95 818,660 11,935,018.50
5.50 1.05 Victorias Milling 1.19 1.26 1.15 1.20 0.84 14,135,000 144,400.00
0.77 0.320 Vitarich Corp. 1.350 1.40 1.15 1.17 (13.33) 18,284,000 999,990.00
18.00 2.55 Vivant Corp. 10.80 10.78 9.80 10.78 (0.19) 8,200 79,380.00
1.22 0.77 Vulcan Indl. 1.69 2.06 1.65 1.89 11.83 47,887,000 (54,790.00)
HOLDING FIRMS
1.18 0.65 Abacus Cons. `A 0.71 0.71 0.69 0.70 (1.41) 4,207,000
59.90 35.50 Aboitiz Equity 49.00 48.80 48.45 48.80 (0.41) 59,310 7,293,500.00
0.019 0.014 Alcorn Gold Res. 0.1220 0.1320 0.1220 0.1220 0.00 3,313,160,000 1,599,240.00
13.70 8.00 Alliance Global Inc. 15.04 15.08 14.92 15.08 0.27 13,885,000 (19,435,000.00)
2.60 1.80 Anglo Holdings A 2.08 2.19 2.05 2.09 0.48 4,458,000
5.02 3.00 Anscor `A 4.80 4.90 4.80 4.80 0.00 140,000
6.98 0.260 Asia Amalgamated A 5.00 5.08 5.00 5.03 0.60 49,100
2.98 1.49 ATN Holdings A 1.35 1.47 1.32 1.43 5.93 251,000
4.16 2.30 ATN Holdings B 1.40 1.57 1.38 1.51 7.86 176,000 30,990.00
485.20 272.00 Ayala Corp `A 449.60 449.40 447.60 448.00 (0.36) 779,110 90,230,282.00
64.80 30.50 DMCI Holdings 52.00 52.50 52.05 52.10 0.19 1,181,640 (25,889,708.50)
4.19 1.03 F&J Prince A 2.60 2.60 2.60 2.60 0.00 9,000
5.20 3.30 Filinvest Dev. Corp. 4.40 4.57 4.40 4.57 3.86 337,000 516,240.00
0.98 0.10 Forum Pacic 0.232 0.218 0.218 0.218 (6.03) 100,000
556.00 455.40 GT Capital 538.00 542.50 538.50 542.00 0.74 237,150 37,742,155.00
36.20 19.00 JG Summit Holdings 34.75 34.60 33.50 34.00 (2.16) 846,300 (11,680,540.00)
4.19 2.27 Jolliville Holdings 7.90 7.90 7.90 7.90 0.00 2,000
5.17 2.30 Keppel Holdings `A 4.58 4.68 4.68 4.68 2.18 3,000
5.70 2.30 Keppel Holdings `B 4.60 4.60 4.60 4.60 0.00 10,000
6.21 4.00 Lopez Holdings Corp. 6.30 6.50 6.15 6.50 3.17 22,899,300 (5,144,312.00)
1.54 0.61 Lodestar Invt. Holdg.Corp. 1.09 1.09 1.07 1.08 (0.92) 1,369,000 303,010.00
3.82 1.800 Marcventures Hldgs., Inc. 2.06 2.06 2.04 2.05 (0.49) 584,000
4.65 2.56 Metro Pacic Inv. Corp. 4.17 4.32 4.17 4.27 2.40 48,679,000 48,400,310.00
6.24 3.40 Minerales Industrias Corp. 4.75 4.80 4.75 4.80 1.05 104,000
9.66 1.22 MJCI Investments Inc. 6.00 5.99 5.99 5.99 (0.17) 500
0.0770 0.045 Pacica `A 0.0470 0.0470 0.0470 0.0470 0.00 8,500,000
2.20 1.20 Prime Media Hldg 1.320 1.300 1.300 1.300 (1.52) 18,000
0.82 0.44 Prime Orion 0.570 0.600 0.560 0.590 3.51 4,908,000 (82,600.00)
4.10 1.56 Republic Glass A 2.59 2.20 2.20 2.20 (15.06) 2,000
2.40 1.01 Seafront `A 1.60 2.05 1.61 1.95 21.88 537,000 (40,800.00)
0.490 0.285 Sinophil Corp. 0.330 0.320 0.315 0.320 (3.03) 560,000 (112,000.00)
760.00 450.00 SM Investments Inc. 799.00 816.00 799.50 815.00 2.00 238,400 14,764,860.00
2.71 1.08 Solid Group Inc. 1.86 1.92 1.87 1.92 3.23 192,000 (57,600.00)
1.57 1.14 South China Res. Inc. 1.14 1.14 1.14 1.14 0.00 20,000
0.420 0.101 Unioil Res. & Hldgs 0.2750 0.2850 0.2750 0.2850 3.64 1,230,000
0.620 0.082 Wellex Industries 0.3050 0.3050 0.2950 0.3000 (1.64) 910,000
0.980 0.380 Zeus Holdings 0.390 0.390 0.385 0.385 (1.28) 370,000
P R O P E R T Y
48.00 18.00 Anchor Land Holdings Inc. 16.50 16.50 16.40 16.40 (0.61) 7,900
3.34 1.70 A. Brown Co., Inc. 3.09 3.09 3.04 3.09 0.00 436,000
0.195 0.150 Arthaland Corp. 0.176 0.180 0.177 0.180 2.27 40,000
24.15 13.36 Ayala Land `B 23.15 23.15 22.70 22.90 (1.08) 9,578,800 8,193,825.00
5.62 3.08 Belle Corp. `A 5.18 5.17 5.10 5.15 (0.58) 3,338,400 1,156,403.00
9.00 2.26 Cebu Holdings 4.61 4.61 4.60 4.60 (0.22) 65,000
2.85 1.35 Century Property 1.41 1.42 1.40 1.40 (0.71) 1,375,000 28,200.00
2.91 1.20 City & Land Dev. 2.34 2.25 2.25 2.25 (3.85) 2,000
1.50 1.05 Cityland Dev. `A 1.11 1.10 1.10 1.10 (0.90) 20,000 (11,000.00)
0.092 0.060 Crown Equities Inc. 0.075 0.075 0.069 0.072 (4.00) 8,940,000 65,250.00
1.11 0.67 Cyber Bay Corp. 0.84 0.84 0.83 0.83 (1.19) 2,491,000
0.94 0.54 Empire East Land 0.950 0.960 0.920 0.960 1.05 22,902,000 353,330.00
3.80 2.90 Eton Properties 2.90 2.92 2.90 2.92 0.69 92,000 34,800.00
0.310 0.10 Ever Gotesco 0.310 0.360 0.300 0.350 12.90 35,360,000 (787,750.00)
2.74 1.63 Global-Estate 1.88 1.92 1.84 1.92 2.13 4,851,000 (1,540,930.00)
1.44 0.98 Filinvest Land,Inc. 1.59 1.59 1.56 1.57 (1.26) 23,026,000 (22,519,740.00)
2.14 0.65 Interport `A 1.16 1.17 1.13 1.15 (0.86) 610,000
2.34 1.51 Megaworld Corp. 2.50 2.52 2.47 2.50 0.00 40,633,000 52,605,660.00
0.36 0.150 MRC Allied Ind. 0.1750 0.1780 0.1710 0.1780 1.71 8,340,000 (34,400.00)
0.990 0.089 Phil. Estates Corp. 0.6300 0.6500 0.6300 0.6400 1.59 868,000
0.67 0.41 Phil. Realty `A 0.425 0.470 0.430 0.430 1.18 226,000
19.94 10.00 Robinsons Land `B 18.50 18.64 18.38 18.56 0.32 1,318,600 (9,328,546.00)
7.71 2.51 Rockwell 3.08 3.06 3.03 3.03 (1.62) 231,000
710.00 360.00 San Miguel Prop. 550.00 550.00 550.00 550.00 0.00 20
2.85 1.81 Shang Properties Inc. 2.90 2.93 2.76 2.93 1.03 4,000
8.95 6.00 SM Development `A 6.20 6.20 6.07 6.07 (2.10) 1,872,400 1,443,049.00
18.20 10.94 SM Prime Holdings 14.60 14.60 14.54 14.58 (0.14) 5,226,800 (190,542.00)
0.91 0.64 Sta. Lucia Land Inc. 0.67 0.68 0.67 0.67 0.00 35,000
4.55 1.80 Starmalls 3.65 3.66 3.64 3.66 0.27 171,000
0.64 0.45 Suntrust Home Dev. Inc. 0.540 0.560 0.530 0.530 (1.85) 83,000
4.66 2.60 Vista Land & Lifescapes 5.140 5.170 5.120 5.120 (0.39) 16,350,300 8,101,256.00
S E R V I C E S
4.72 1.20 2GO Group 2.46 2.15 2.00 2.12 (13.82) 70,000 (17,200.00)
42.00 24.80 ABS-CBN 31.75 31.85 31.00 31.00 (2.36) 119,300
18.98 1.05 Acesite Hotel 1.33 1.34 1.30 1.31 (1.50) 397,000
10.92 7.30 Asian Terminals Inc. 9.10 9.10 9.10 9.10 0.00 600 5,460.00
102.80 4.45 Bloomberry 14.16 14.58 14.00 14.10 (0.42) 9,727,800 (39,620,020.00)
0.5300 0.1010 Boulevard Holdings 0.1550 0.1570 0.1540 0.1560 0.65 20,550,000 (77,750.00)
24.00 5.20 Calata Corp. 6.15 6.25 5.90 6.09 (0.98) 1,102,100 59,500.00
82.50 60.80 Cebu Air Inc. (5J) 58.50 59.00 58.40 58.80 0.51 526,870 3,345,983.50
10.60 8.20 Centro Esc. Univ. 10.10 10.00 10.00 10.00 (0.99) 8,900
9.70 5.44 DFNN Inc. 5.33 5.34 5.33 5.34 0.19 53,700
5.90 1.45 Easy Call Common 2.45 2.46 2.30 2.31 (5.71) 26,000
1172.00 11.70 Globalports 16.30 19.00 19.00 19.00 16.56 100
1270.00 831.00 Globe Telecom 1145.00 1145.00 1143.00 1143.00 (0.17) 88,590 10,537,985.00
11.00 6.18 GMA Network Inc. 8.50 8.50 8.46 8.50 0.00 159,600
77.00 43.40 I.C.T.S.I. 69.40 70.10 69.10 70.00 0.86 4,614,920 69,840,931.00
18.40 5.00 Imperial Res. `A 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 0.00 1,000
4.70 1.75 IP Converge 2.43 2.44 2.44 2.44 0.41 4,000
34.50 0.036 IP E-Game Ventures Inc. 0.031 0.034 0.031 0.031 0.00 505,900,000 (10,402,200.00)
3.87 1.00 IPVG Corp. 1.00 1.01 0.98 0.99 (1.00) 13,691,000 708,400.00
5.1900 2.550 ISM Communications 2.5700 2.5700 2.5700 2.5700 0.00 2,000
10.30 5.90 Leisure & Resorts 9.09 9.40 9.05 9.27 1.98 1,544,900 (4,268,856.00)
3.70 2.60 Liberty Telecom 2.40 2.40 2.34 2.40 0.00 117,000 (28,080.00)
2.65 1.03 Lorenzo Shipping 1.28 1.26 1.26 1.26 (1.56) 5,000
0.84 0.57 Manila Bulletin 0.70 0.68 0.68 0.68 (2.86) 3,000
4.08 1.21 Manila Jockey 2.83 2.92 2.80 2.88 1.77 862,000 155,500.00
9.60 6.50 Metro Pacic Tollways 6.49 6.26 6.25 6.25 (3.70) 6,000
22.95 13.80 Pacic Online Sys. Corp. 14.02 14.02 14.02 14.02 0.00 60,000
8.58 5.35 PAL Holdings Inc. 5.30 5.26 5.22 5.22 (1.51) 55,700
3.39 1.05 Paxys Inc. 2.92 2.92 2.84 2.90 (0.68) 506,000 (145,000.00)
10.00 5.00 Phil. Racing Club 9.30 9.50 9.50 9.50 2.15 1,015,000 (9,500,000.00)
71.00 18.00 Phil. Seven Corp. 83.00 93.00 93.00 83.00 12.05 45,460 1,885,740.00
17.88 12.10 Philweb.Com Inc. 14.24 14.24 14.12 14.16 (0.56) 140,900 (816,504.00)
2886.00 2096.00 PLDT Common 2580.00 2632.00 2582.00 2630.00 1.94 124,570 (45,124,110.00)
0.39 0.25 PremiereHorizon 0.320 0.320 0.320 0.320 0.00 220,000
30.15 10.68 Puregold 29.35 30.00 29.80 29.95 2.04 2,545,400 (13,611,990.00)
STI Holdings 0.94 1.05 0.94 1.03 9.57 201,046,000 (46,771,890.00)
3.30 2.42 Transpacic Broadcast 2.36 2.25 2.20 2.20 (6.78) 115,000 37,400.00
0.79 0.34 Waterfront Phils. 0.440 0.440 0.430 0.440 0.00 360,000
Yehey 1.430 1.410 1.380 1.390 (2.80) 167,000 (1,390.00)
MINING & OIL
0.0083 0.0038 Abra Mining 0.0062 0.0063 0.0062 0.0062 0.00 115,000,000
6.20 3.01 Apex `A 4.70 4.91 4.65 4.70 0.00 17,000
6.22 3.00 Apex `B 4.70 4.70 4.70 4.70 0.00 71,000 235,000.00
20.80 14.50 Atlas Cons. `A 17.54 17.54 17.46 17.52 (0.11) 666,900 412,250.00
48.00 20.00 Atok-Big Wedge `A 25.75 25.70 25.70 25.70 (0.19) 200 5,140.00
0.345 0.170 Basic Energy Corp. 0.265 0.300 0.270 0.275 3.77 77,220,000 1,438,650.00
29.00 19.98 Benguet Corp `A 21.00 21.25 20.50 21.25 1.19 34,300
34.00 21.20 Benguet Corp `B 20.50 20.50 20.50 20.50 0.00 1,000 (205,000.00)
2.23 1.05 Century Peak Metals Hldgs 1.05 1.05 1.03 1.03 (1.90) 55,000
Coal Asia 1.09 1.09 1.05 1.06 (2.75) 1,811,800 17,320.00
61.80 6.96 Dizon 17.38 17.68 17.30 17.40 0.12 22,200 (34,920.00)
1.21 0.50 Geograce Res. Phil. Inc. 0.56 0.57 0.55 0.56 0.00 3,382,000
1.81 1.0600 Lepanto `A 1.110 1.110 1.090 1.100 (0.90) 17,182,000
2.070 1.0900 Lepanto `B 1.210 1.200 1.180 1.200 (0.83) 3,764,000 320,900.00
0.085 0.042 Manila Mining `A 0.0610 0.0630 0.0600 0.0630 3.28 83,160,000
0.840 0.570 Manila Mining `B 0.0610 0.0620 0.0610 0.0610 0.00 29,360,000 1,029,070.00
36.50 15.04 Nickelasia 16.98 17.00 16.96 17.00 0.12 770,100 (251,770.00)
12.84 2.91 Nihao Mineral Resources 5.80 5.96 5.64 5.70 (1.72) 648,200
1.100 0.008 Omico 0.6400 0.6300 0.6300 0.6300 (1.56) 7,000
8.40 2.99 Oriental Peninsula Res. 3.840 3.940 3.840 3.900 1.56 291,000
0.032 0.014 Oriental Pet. `A 0.0180 0.0190 0.0180 0.0190 5.56 179,500,000
0.033 0.014 Oriental Pet. `B 0.0200 0.0200 0.0200 0.0200 0.00 3,200,000
7.05 5.10 Petroenergy Res. Corp. 5.90 5.90 5.90 5.90 0.00 20,000
28.25 18.40 Philex `A 14.74 14.76 14.64 14.70 (0.27) 1,110,500 (3,912,382.00)
48.00 3.00 PhilexPetroleum 26.00 26.00 25.95 25.95 (0.19) 33,000 338,000.00
0.062 0.017 Philodrill Corp. `A 0.040 0.042 0.041 0.042 5.00 240,500,000
257.80 161.10 Semirara Corp. 220.00 220.00 219.60 220.00 0.00 188,710 (15,126,526.00)
0.029 0.015 United Paragon 0.0160 0.0170 0.0160 0.0160 0.00 117,500,000
PREFERRED
50.00 23.05 ABS-CBN Holdings Corp. 31.30 31.20 30.35 30.60 (2.24) 2,989,200 (79,771,915.00)
580.00 535.00 Ayala Corp. Pref `A 520.00 520.00 518.00 518.00 (0.38) 1,700
103.50 100.00 First Gen G 104.00 104.00 104.00 104.00 0.00 19,440
11.02 6.00 GMA Holdings Inc. 8.38 8.40 8.38 8.40 0.24 152,500 (233,375.00)
116.70 108.90 PCOR-Preferred 110.00 111.00 110.00 110.00 0.00 2,270
SMC Preferred A 75.00 75.00 74.90 75.00 0.00 2,718,680 (49,999,500.00)
80.00 74.50 SMC Preferred B 75.50 75.25 75.25 75.25 (0.33) 200
SMC Preferred C 75.40 75.40 75.40 75.40 0.00 31,550
1050.00 1000.00 SMPFC Preferred 1015.00 1025.00 1025.00 1025.00 0.99 100
WARRANTS & BONDS
1.31 0.62 Megaworld Corp. Warrants 1.45 1.50 1.46 1.48 2.07 2,755,000 2,149,760.00
TRADI NG SUMMARY
SHARES VALUE
FINANCIAL 13,432,628 1,077,542,074.05
INDUSTRIAL 2,888,870,174 1,289,074,633.75
HOLDING FIRMS 3,431,745,564 1,942,385,689.8
PROPERTY 194,459,845 654,672,358.77
SERVICES 769,250,594 1,508,258,697.326
MINING & OIL 892,034,232 179,686,666.019
GRAND TOTAL 8,189,793,037 6,651,620,119.72
FINANCIAL 1,424.15 (up) 5.43
INDUSTRIAL 8,611.13 (up) 27.03
HOLDING FIRMS 4,699.51 (up) 24.5
PROPERTY 2,086.96 (down) 12.19
SERVICES 1,744.75 (up) 22.87
MINING & OIL 19,685.78 (down) 11.23
PSEI 5,468.79 (up) 22.08
All Shares Index 3,589.42 (up) 14.14
Gainers: 79; Losers: 79; Unchanged: 45; Total: 214
STOCKS Close
(P)
Change
(%)
Manchester Intl. "B" 9.32 27.32
Manchester Intl. "A" 9.50 26.67
Seafront `A' 1.95 21.88
Globalports 19.00 16.56
Ever Gotesco 0.350 12.90
Philipping Seven Corp. 93.000 12.05
Vulcan Ind'l. 1.89 11.83
Maybank ATR KE 21.00 10.06
STI Holdings 1.03 9.57
ATN Holdings B 1.51 7.86
STOCKS Close
(P)
Change
(%)
Republic Glass 'A' 2.20 (15.06)
2GO Group' 2.12 (13.82)
Vitarich Corp. 1.17 (13.33)
Bogo Medellin 51.00 (12.07)
Chemphil 90.00 (9.50)
Transpacic Broadcast 2.20 (6.78)
Forum Pacic 0.218 (6.03)
Easy Call "Common" 2.31 (5.71)
Crown Equities Inc. 0.072 (4.00)
I-Remit Inc. 2.69 (3.93)
TOP GAI NERS TOP LOSERS
SEC okays Yaos bank public offer
By Jenniffer B. Austria
THE Securities and Exchange
Commission approved the P4.25-
billion initial public offering of
Philippine Business Bank, the
thrift banking unit of businessman
and former Ambassador Alfredo
Yao.
PBB will offer 101.33 million
shares at a maximum price of
P41.94 per share, according to the
companys approved registration
statement led with the corporate
regulator.
The offer shares represent
29.5 percent of the companys
outstanding capital stock.
The offer period will be from
Nov. 12 to Nov. 29 while listing
date was tentatively set on Nov.
23. The shares will be listed
under the rst board of the
Philippine Stock Exchange.
PBB tapped ATK Kim Eng
Capital Partners Inc. as the lead
underwriter for the offering.
The bank earlier said it
planned to use the proceeds from
the offering for payment of bank
branch licenses to the Bangko
Sentral, expansion of bank
network and implementation of
IT projects as well as for general
banking purposes.
PBB currently operates a 72-
branch network, of which 37
branches are located in Metro
Manila.
It aims to expand its network
to 85 branches by end of the year
and to 100 branches by end of
2013.
The bank seeks to become the
bank of choice of the SME market
segment. It increased its branch
presence in several commercial
and industrial centers in the
country.
The banks total resources
amounted to P27.76 billion as
of end-June. Loans and deposits
grew at a compounded annual
growth rate of 12.2 percent and
18.6 percent over the period 2009
to 2011, respectively.
PBB said it was well positioned
to undertake future fund-raising
efforts, after the IPO, to nance
further expansion plans.
PBB is 90 percent owned by the
Yao family, which has a diverse
range of business interests in air
transport, food and beverages,
pharmaceutical distribution and
real estate development.
STOCKS rose for the second day,
bucking the downtrend in Asia, after more
publicly listed companies announced
higher operating income in the third
quarter.
The Philippine Stock
Exchange index, the 30-company
benchmark, gained 22 points, or
0.4 percent, to close at 5,468.79
on Friday. Value turnover
amounted to P6.7 billion.
The heavier index, representing
all shares, also advanced 14
points, or 0.4 percent to 3,589.42,
as gainers matched losers with
79 each while 56 issues were
unchanged.
Alcorn Gold Resources Corp.,
the most actively traded stock,
jumped 2.5 percent to P0.125.
BDO Unibank Inc., the largest
bank by assets, rose 1.9 percent
to P69 while Philippine Long
Distance Telephone Co., the
largest telecom company, added
1.6 percent to P2,620.
STI Education System
Holdings Inc., formerly JTH
Davies Holdings Inc. of
businessman Eusebio Tanco, was
the biggest gainer among the 20
heavily traded stocks. It climbed
9.6 percent to P1.03.
Vulcan Industrial & Mining
also increased 9.5 percent to
P0.16.
Meanwhile, most Asian stock
markets sank Friday, weighed
down by fears over the so-called
US scal cliff thats seen as
a big threat to the economic
recovery. Chinese stocks edged
higher as investors awaited
economic data they hoped would
show a pickup in growth.
Japans Nikkei 225 index
fell 0.8 percent to 8,768.43 and
Hong Kongs Hang Seng shed
0.4 percent to 21,472.65. South
Koreas Kospi retreated 0.5
percent to 1,905.33.
Australias S&P ASX 200
dropped 0.5 percent to 4,461.30
after the central bank released
a downbeat assessment of the
countrys economy.
The slump in major Asian
stock markets mirrored the
trend in markets worldwide as
investors have refocused on
challenges to the world economy
following President Barack
Obamas reelection. Many worry
that gridlock in Washington
will prevent the president
and Congress from reaching
a deal before the package of
tax increases and government
spending cuts kicks in on Jan. 1.
Investors also have renewed
fears about Europes lingering
debt crisis. European Central
Bank President Mario Draghi
warned that the economy of the
17-nation grouping that uses
the euro remains weak and will
struggle to grow even with
visibly improved condence
among the currency unions
nancial markets.
Asian stocks are going to
be very much driven by the US
and Europe, said Peter Esho,
chief market analyst at City
Index Asia Pacic in Sydney.
But I think things will change
in the rst quarter of 2013 with a
coordinated Chinese response to
the countrys painful slowdown,
he said.
Mainland Chinese stocks
were slightly higher as investors
awaited reports on industrial
production, xed asset investment
and retail sales that would provide
the latest update on the slowdown
in the worlds second-biggest
economy.
The Shanghai composite index
crept up 0.1 percent to 2,074.53
and the Shenzhen composite
index edged up 0.1 percent to
833.05. The Chinese benchmarks
seesawed between gains and
losses after an earlier report
showed October ination eased
to 1.7 percent, giving room for
more stimulus.
With AP
San Miguel advocacy. San Miguel Corp. teamed up again with Aklat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag-
angat at Pag-asa to address the classroom shortage in the Philippines through the Silid Pangarap program.
San Miguel has spent a total of P110 million since 2011 to build 258 classrooms in depressed areas across
the country and provided for teachers training in integrated childhood education development. Signing
the agreement are AGAPP chairman Pinky Aquino-Abellada (left) and San Miguel president and chief oper-
ating ofcer Ramon Ang.
Business
ManilaStandardToday
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NOVEMBER 10, 2012 SATURDAY
PCCI wants consistent policies
By Julito G. Rada
THE Philippine Chamber of Commerce
and Industry, the largest business group,
asked the government to ensure that
national laws and local ordinances are
consistent in attracting more investments.
These are among the issues
that need to be addressed to
attract investments in the country
and translate growth being
experienced into concrete jobs
and incomes for the people, the
PCCI said Friday.
The PCCI said in a recent
dialog with representatives of
the United States Agency for
International Development led
by assistant administrator Eric
Postel the overlapping national
laws and local ordinances were
major deterrents to investments.
The group said this was the
experience of mining and power
generation companies, which
could affect even approved
public-private sector partnership
projects.
It said investors were holding
back amid concerns of policy
reversals and rules changes
midway, especially with changes
in leadership at the local levels.
Investments in these
sectors mining, power and
PPP in infrastructure are
urgently needed to address
the growing demand of the
economy and to boost the
countrys competitiveness and
attractiveness as investment
and tourism destination, PCCI
president Miguel Varela said.
Postel met with various
stakeholders and partners to
discuss issues related to trade,
investment, and competitiveness.
Republic of the Philippines
ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City
IN THE MATTER OF THE
APPLICATION FOR THE MAXIMUM
ALLOWABLE REVENUE (MAR)
FOR CALENDAR YEAR (CY)
2013 AND THE PERFORMANCE
INCENTIVE SCHEME (PIS) UNDER
THE RULES FOR SETTING THE
TRANSMISSION WHEELING
RATES, WITH PRAYER FOR
PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY
ERC CASE NO. 2012-109 RC
NATIONAL GRID CORPORATION
OF THE PHILIPPINES (NGCP),
Applicant.
x---------------------------------------------x
NOTI CE OF PUBLI C HEARI NG
TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES:
Notice is hereby given that on October 17, 2012, the National
Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) fled an application for
the approval of the Maximum Allowable Revenue (MAR) for Calendar
Year (CY) 2013 and the Performance Incentive Scheme (PIS) under
the Rules for Setting the Transmission Wheeling Rates (RTWR), with
prayer for provisional authority.
In the said application, NGCP alleged, among others, the following:
1. It is a corporation created and existing under the laws of the
Republic of the Philippines, with principal offce address at
NGCP Building Quezon Avenue corner BIR Road, Diliman,
Quezon City. It is the corporate vehicle of the consortium
which was awarded the concession to assume the power
transmission functions of the National Transmission
Corporation (TRANSCO) pursuant to Republic Act No. 9136,
otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of
2001 or the EPIRA;
2. Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9511 (R.A. 9511)
1
, it was
granted a franchise to operate, manage and maintain, and in
connection therewith, to engage in the business of conveying
or transmitting electricity through high voltage back-bone
system of interconnected transmission lines, substations and
related facilities, system operations, and other activities that
are necessary to support the safe and reliable operation of the
transmission system and is authorized to charge its customers
at the rates approved by the Commission;
Antecedent Facts
3. On December 18, 2009, it fled its Third Regulatory Reset
Application
2
for the approval of its MAR for the Third Regulatory
Period (2011-2015), docketed as ERC Case No. 2009-180 RC.
In the Decision dated November 22, 2010, the Commission
resolved the said application and issued a Final Determination
(FD);
4. On December 16, 2010, it fled its MAR2011

Application
3
for the approval of the MAR2011 and PlS2010.
-
In a Decision dated
July 4, 2011, the Commission approved the said application
with modifcations. On September 2, 2011, it fled a motion for
reconsideration seeking, among others, for the adoption of
new weightings (W1 and W2) in the Change in Weighted Index
(CWI) computation;
5. On October 17, 2011, it fled its MAR2012 Application
4
for the approval of its MAR2012 and PIS2011. In an Order dated
January 2, 2012, the Commission provisionally approved its
MAR2012 at PhP40,350.78 Million;
6. In this MAR2013 application, it seeks for the approval of its
MAR2013 and PIS2012 fled in accordance with Article V of the
RTWR;
Discussion
7. t submits the fnancial and demand data together with the
required economic values for CWI for the 12-month period
ending August 2012;
8. The Formula. It computed the MAR2013 in accordance with the
Price Control Formula in Section 5.2.3 of the RTWR, viz.:
MARt = [MARt-1 x {1 + CWIt - X}] - Kt
Where:
MARt Maximum Allowable Revenue for Application Year or
MAR2013
MARt-1 Maximum Allowable Revenue for the Previous Year
or MAR2012
CWIt Change in Weighted Index
X Productivity or Effciency Factor
Kt Correction Factor for Over or Under Recovery of
Revenue
8.1 W
1
and W
2
. In the instant application, it used the new
weightings provided in the Order dated September 17,
2012 in ERC Case No. 2010-152 RC. The updated CPI
5

and the revisions in the weightings resulted to a CWI
t
of
3.1004%. A copy of the Change in Weighted Index (CWI
t
)
computation is attached to the application as Annex A;
8.2 X Factor. In Section 7.6.1 of the FD, the Commission set
the X Factor at three percent (3%) in positive value for the
whole Third Regulatory Period;
8.3 K
t
and RBR
t
Computations. It computed the K
t
pursuant
to Section 5.3.3 of the RTWR and proposes the amount
of PhP6.766 Million representing ffty percent (50%) of its
reported revenue of PhP13.532 Million from co-location
and rental of equipment. Some of these revenues were
derived from rental and joint pole attachment to specifc
sub-transmission facilities. A copy of the Revenue Under
Recovery computation is attached to the application as
Annex B;
8.4 Manila Reference Rate (MRR). Section 5.3.4 of the
RTWR prescribes that the K
t
shall be subject to an
1 An Act Granting the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines A Franchise to Engage in the Business of
Conveying or Transmitting Electricity Through High Voltage Back-bone System or nterconnected Transmission
Lines, Substations and Related Facilities, and For Other Purposes
2 In the Matter of the Application for the Approval of the Maximum Annual Revenue for the Third Regulatory Period
(2011 to 2015) of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) During the Regulatory Reset Process for
the Third Regulatory Period in Accordance with the Alternative Form of Rate Setting Methodology under the Rules in
Setting the Transmission Wheeling Rates (RTWR)
3 ERC Case No. 2010-152 RC
4 ERC Case No. 2011-140 RC
5 www.census.gov.ph
interest rate adjustment (i
t
) equivalent to the simple average
of the monthly 180-day weighted-average MRRAug in nominal
percent per annum terms published by the Banko Sentral ng
Pilipinas (BSP);
8.5 Following the Price Control Formula, it computed for its
MAR2013 and arrived at the following values:
Particulars MAR2013
MARt-1 PhP42.920.89 Million
CWIt 3.1004%
X 3.00%
Kt (2,013.96)
MARt PhP44,977.95 Million
8.6 CPI. It undertook the re-evaluation of the CPI used in the
computation of its MAR2011 and MAR2012 using actual and
updated CP from National Statistics Offce (NSO). The
result are as follows:
Particulars MAR2011 MAR2012 References
MARt-1 44,991.45 43,192.07 September 17, 2012
Order on MR (ERC Case
No. 2010-152 RC); actual
and updated CPI (Base
Year 2006)
Po 1,435.00 - September 17, 2012
Order on MR (ERC Case
No. 2010-152 RC)
CWIt 2.1634% 2.3722% September 17, 2012
Order on MR (ERC Case
No. 2010-152 RC); actual
and updated CPI (Base
Year 2006); Annex A
X 3.00% 3.00% Final Determination,
Section 7.6.1
Kt (2,523.78) (179.08) Annex B
MARt PhP45,715.85 Million PhP43,099.96 Million Price Control Formula,
Section 5.3.3 of RTWR
9. Customer Segments. In accordance with the Commissions
Order dated August 2, 2006 in ERC Case No. 2005-041 RC, the
transmission customers in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will be
billed based on their respective power delivery service rates;
10. Compliance with the Side Constraint Limitation Formula.
Consistent with Section 6.4 of the RTWR, and other issuances
of the Commission
6
, the MAR2013 has not breached the Side
Constraint Limitations;
Grid AQk, t-1 FQk, t SC Condition SC Limitation SC Limitation
Revenue
MAR2013
Luzon 93,960 100,113 1.0119 1.1198 34,437.4 33,625.7
Visayas 15,125 16,447 0.9916 1.1428 5,590.5 5,348.8
Mindanao 17,095 18,179 1.0139 1.1177 6,136.5 6,003.4
Philippines 126,180 134,738 1.0097 1.1223 46,164.4 44,977.9
Notes: AQk, t-1 and FQk, t are in MW while SC Limitation Revenue and MAR2013 are in PhP Million
A copy of the Side Constraint computation is attached to the
application as Annex C;
11. ndicative Rate. Using the forecast demand (in kW), the fgures
below show the indicative rates of the proposed MAR2013. A copy of
the Summary of Billing Determinants is attached to the application
as Annex D;
MAR2012 MAR2013
In PhP, Million 43,099.96 44,977.95
Forecast Demand (MW) 128,502.79 134,738.33
Forecast Energy (GWh) 62,678.08 66,049.93
Indicative Average, PhP/kW 335.40 333.82
lnc/(Dec) (1.58)
% lnc/(Dec) (0.47%)
Indicative Average P/kWh 0.6876 0.6810
lnc/(Dec) (0.0067%)
% lnc/(Dec) (0.97%)
Note: The recomputed MAR2012 is used under Clause 8.7 of the instant
application. It currently bills its customers based on the provisionally
approved MAR2012 of PhP40,350.78 Million with an indicative average rate
of PhP314.01/MW-mo. or PhP0.6438/kWh.
12. Regulated Transmission Services. Consistent with the provisions
of the FD and the Open Access Transmission Services (OATS)
Rules, it shall recover the MAR2013 through the following charges
on Regulated Transmission Services:
Power Delivery Service Charge (PDS)
System Operator Charge (SOC)
Metering Service Provider Charge (MSPC)
Proposed 2013 SO Rates
FIRM
(PhP/kW-mo.)
NON-FIRM
(PhP/kW/day)
16.00 0.5260
Note: Non-frm rate is computed as frm rate x (12 months/365 days).
Proposed 2013 MSP Rates, in PhP
Per Voltage Level Full Meter Only
500/230 kV 40,092.00 18,024.00
138/115 kV 27,025.00 12,150.00
69 kV 17,557.00 7,893.00
34.5/23 kV 10,139.00 4,558.00
13.8 kV and below 5,297.00 2,381.00
Common Charge 2,366.00
Note: Based on Third Regulatory Period SKM unit cost according to voltage levels
The copies of the 2013 SOC Computation and 2013 MSPC
computation are attached to the application as Annexes E and
F, respectively;
13. Performance Incentive Computation. It computed the limits of the
rewards or penalties with reference to the three percent (3%) of
the Annual Revenue Requirement (ARR) of the application year
7
,
that is, the ARR for CY 2013 of PhP45,869.44 Million
8
. It proposes
a net performance incentive of PhP642.08 Million to be billed in
CY 2013. It also proposes for the deferment of the setting of the
ASAI parameters until the end of the Third Regulatory Period. A
copy of its Proposed 2012 Net Performance Incentive is attached
to the application as Annex G;
14. Historical and Forecast Financial and Operational Data. Pursuant
to Sections 6.3.2 and 6.3.3 of the RTWR, the Historical Financial
and Operational Data and the Forecast Financial and Operational
Data are attached to the application as Annexes H and I,
respectively. It intends to collect the MAR2013 based on its current
demand forecasts;
6 Orders dated June 13, 2006, August 24, 2006, December 14, 2006 and February 2, 2007 in ERC Case No. 2006-041 RC,
page 5 of paragraph 1.4 of the FD
7 The regulatory year that immediately follows the calculation year;
8 FD, Table 7.5, page 133.
15. Other Parameters. Section 6.5 of the RTWR requires it to
demonstrate its compliance with the following:
a. Orders dated June 26, 2002 and September 20, 2002 in
ERC Case No. 2001-901 in so far as such Orders are not
inconsistent with the OATS Rules.
b. Orders in ERC Case Nos. 2001-901, 2002-253 and 2005-
041 RC, it has adopted the same methodology for the
treatment of system losses or loss factors as defned in
the OATS Rules as they affect the data presented in the
instant application.
16. Management Approval. The fling of the instant application has
been approved by its Management on October 12, 2012;
17. The proposed MAR2013 and PIS2012 were designed and
developed in accordance with the provisions of the RTWR
and other pertinent issuances of the Commission for a fair
and reasonable transmission rates that will serve the public
interest and convenience and signals the effcient utilization of
transmission facilities that will ultimately redound to the best
interest and beneft of the public;
Allegations in Support of the Application for Provisional
Authority
18. It restates the foregoing allegations insofar as they may be
applicable hereunder;
18.1 It moves for the issuance of a provisional authority in
accordance with Clause 6.2 of the RTWR. In the instant
application, the proposed rates were all computed in
accordance with the provisions of the RTWR and OATS
Rules. The issuance of a provisional authority will allow
it to timely implement its Capital Expenditure (CAPEX)
programs and cover its Operation and Maintenance
(O&M) expenditures for CY 2013. Also, the timely
implementation of the rate translation of the MAR
will reduce, if not eliminate, the risk of under recovery
which is substantial to it. In support of these allegations,
it submitted a copy of the Judicial Affdavit of Ms. Ma.
Cynthia Y. Manrique, which is attached to the application
as Annex J;
19. It prays that:
a. the authority to collect the MAR2013 in the amount of
PhP44,977.95 Million, the PIS2012 of PhP642.08 Million and
the SOC and the MSPC be approved;
b. a provisional authority to implement the collection of the
MAR2013 in the amount of PhP44,977.95 Million and the
PIS2012 of PhP642.08 Million and the SOC and the MSPC
beginning the billing period of December 26, 2012 -
January 25, 2013 be granted;
c. the ffty percent (50%) of PhP13.532 Million or the
equivalent of PhP6.766 Million as RBR
t
from co-location
and rental of equipment be approved; and
d. the setting of the ASAI parameters until the end of the
Third Regulatory Period be deferred.
The Commission has set the application for initial hearing, pre-trial
conference, expository presentation and evidentiary hearing on the
following dates and venue:
DATE TIME VENUE PARTICULARS
December 3, 2012
(Monday)
Ten thirty in the
morning
(10:30 A.M.)
15th FIoor, Pacic
Center Building,
San Miguel
Avenue, Pasig
City
Jurisdictional
Hearing and
Expository
Presentation
December 6, 2012
(Thursday)
Ten thirty in the
morning
(10:30 A.M.)
ERC Mindanao
FieId Ofce,
Mintrade Building,
Monteverde
Avenue corner
Sales Street,
Davao City
Expository
Presentation
December 7, 2012
(Friday)
Nine o clock in
the morning
(9:00 A.M.)
ERC Visayas Field
Ofce, Machay
Building, Gorordo
Avenue, Cebu City
Expository
Presentation
December 10,
2012 (Monday)
Two o clock in the
afternoon
(2:00 P.M.)
15th FIoor, Pacic
Center Building,
San Miguel
Avenue, Pasig
City
Pre-trial
Conference
and Evidentiary
Hearing
December
11,2012
(Tuesday)
Nine o clock in
the morning
(9:00 A.M.)
15th FIoor, Pacic
Center Building,
San Miguel
Avenue, Pasig
City
Continuation
of Evidentiary
Hearing, if
necessary
All persons who have an interest in the subject matter of the
proceeding may become a party by fling, at least fve (5) days prior to
the initial hearing and subject to the requirements in the ERCs Rules
of Practice and Procedure, a verifed petition with the Commission
giving the docket number and the title of the proceeding and stating:
(1) the petitioners name and address; (2) the nature of petitioners
interest in the subject matter of the proceeding, and the way and
manner in which such interest is affected by the issues involved in the
proceeding; and (3) a statement of the relief desired.
All other persons who may want their views known to the
Commission with respect to the subject matter of the proceeding may
fle their opposition to the application or comment thereon at any stage
of the proceeding before the applicant concludes the presentation of its
evidence. No particular form of opposition or comment is required, but
the document, letter or writing should contain the name and address
of such person and a concise statement of the opposition or comment
and the grounds relied upon.
All such persons who may wish to have a copy of the application
may request the applicant, prior to the date of the initial hearing, that
they be furnished with a copy of the application. The applicant is
hereby directed to furnish all those making such request with copies
of the application and its attachments, subject to reimbursement of
reasonable photocopying costs. Likewise, any such person may
examine the application and other pertinent records fled with the
Commission during the usual offce hours.
WITNESS, the Honorable Chairperson, ZENAIDA G. CRUZ-
DUCUT, and the Honorable Commissioners, JOSE C. REYES,
ALFREDO J. NON and GLORIA VICTORIA C. YAP-TARUC, Energy
Regulatory Commission, this 23rd day of October, 2012 at Pasig City.
ATTY. FRANCIS SATURNINO C. JUAN
Executive Director III
MST Nov. 10 & 17, 2012
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
NOVEMBER 10, 2012 SATURDAY
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Page Compositor: Diana Keyser Punzalan
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Surigao del Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce
Bislig City
Telefax (086) 853 4308
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID
(Re- Advertisement)
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Surigao del Sur 2
nd
District
Engineering Offce, Bislig City, invites contractors to bid for the aforementioned projects:
Contract ID : 12NI0027
Contract Name : Road Slip/Protection along SDCR, Gangas, Bislig City
Surigao del Sur, 2
nd
L.D., k 1478+658 k 1478+872
(intermittent) (k 1467+430 k 1467+994)
Contract Location : Surigao del Sur
Scope of Work : MRB- Maintenance Roads and Bridges
Contract Duration : 77 CD
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 9,470,616.24
Contract ID : 12NI0028
Contract Name : Road Slip/Protection along East- West Lateral Jct. Lingig-
Trento Road Section, Surigao del Sur k 1484+843 k
1484+887 (k 1484+843 k 1484+884.70)
Contract Location : Surigao del Sur
Scope of Work : MRB- Maintenance Roads and Bridges
Contract Duration : 49 CD
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 4,863,703.38
Contract ID : 12NI0029
Contract Name : Widening of Surigao- Davao Coastal Road (SDCR) Surigao
del Sur, 2
nd
L.D., Poblacion, Barobo Section k 1402+800 k
1404+140 w/ exception (k 1403+360 k 1404+460)
Contract Location : Surigao del Sur
Scope of Work : MRB- Maintenance Roads and Bridges
Contract Duration : 102 CD
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): Php 18,840,000.00
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 to10% of ABC.
The BAC will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check and
preliminary examination of bids.
Unregistered contractors, however, shall submit their applications for registration to the
DPWH-POCW Central Offce before the deadline for the receipt of LOI.
The DPWH POCW-Central Offce will only process contractors applications for
registration with complete requirements and issue the Contractors Certifcate of Registration
(CRC). Registration Forms may be downloaded at the DPWH website www.dpwh.gov.ph.
The signifcant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:
1. Issuance of Bidding Documents November 9- 29, 2012 (2:00 P.M.)
2. Pre-Bid Conference November 16, 2012 (10:00 A.M.)
4. Receipt of Bids November 29, 2012 (8:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M.)
5. Opening of Bids November 29, 2012 (2:00 P.M.)
The BAC will issue hard copies of Bidding Documents (BDs) in the amount of Ten
Thousand Pesos (10,000.00) for the Project with Contract ID No.: 12NI0027, Five
Thousand Pesos (5,000.00) for the Project with Contract ID No.: 12NI0028 and Twenty
Five Thousand (25,000.00) for the Project with Contract ID No.: 12NI0029 at DPWH,
Surigao del Sur 2
nd
District Engineering Offce, Bislig City. 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 accompanied by a bid security, in the
amount and acceptable form, as stated in Section 27.2 of the Revised IRR.
Prospective bidders shall submit their duly accomplished forms as specifed in the
BDs in two (2) separate sealed bid envelopes to the BAC Chairman. The frst envelope
shall contain the technical component of the bid, which shall include a copy of the CRC.
The second envelope shall contain the fnancial component of the bid. Contract will be
awarded to the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid as determined in the bid evaluation and
the post-qualifcation.
The DPWH, Surigao del Sur 2
nd
Engineering District, Bislig City reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all bid and to annul the bidding process anytime prior contract award,
without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder/s.
Approved by:
(Sgd.) ANASTACIA C. SALAS
Chief, Construction Section
Chairman, BAC
Noted:
(Sgd.) EULOGIO D. MILLA
OIC District Engineer
Republic of the Philippines
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS
Sorsogon 1
st
District Engineering Offce
Guinlajon, Sorsogon City
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Sorsogon 1st District
Engineering Offce, Guinlajon, Sorsogon City, through the GAA-2013 intends to
apply the sum of Php26,239,430.75 being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC)
to payments under the contract for 13FK0006- Rehab./Reconstruction of Damaged
Paved National Roads, (Intermittent Section) along Bacon-Sawanga-Pto. Diaz
Road KO604+715-KO605+000, KO606+425-KO607+002, KO607+000-KO608+000,
KO609+000-KO608+200, KO609+920-KO609+1000 Bids received in excess of the
ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Sorsogon 1st District
Engineering Offce, Guinlajon, Sorsogon City now invites bids for Removal of
Existing Concrete Pavement & Concreting of Road. Completion of the works is
required 155 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 non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules
and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the
Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or
organizations with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital
stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested Bidders may obtain further information form Department of Public
Works and Highways, Sorsogon 1st District Engineering Offce, Guinlajon,
Sorsogon City and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from
8:00am to 12:00 noon 1:00pm to 5pm.
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 Php25,000.00.
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.
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Sorsogon 1st District
Engineering Offce, Guinlajon, Sorsogon City will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on
November 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Department of Public Works and Highways,
1
st
District Engineering Offce, Guinlajon, Sorsogon City which shall be open
only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 28, 2012
at 10:00 am at DPWH Sorsogon 1
st
District Engineering Offce. 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.
The Department of Public Works and Highways, Sorsogon 1st District
Engineering Offce, Guinlajon, Sorsogon City reserves the right to accept or
reject any bid to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to
contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
For further information, please refer to:
MARIA INES M. APIL
(BAC Secretariat)
DPWH, Sorsogon 1
st
DEO
Guinlajon, Sorsogon City
0917-9949378-(globe)
dpwh_sorsogondeo@yahoo.com
(Sgd.) ARTURO N. LEE
OIC Asst. District Engineer
(BAC Chairman)

NOTED:
(Sgd.) ROMEO D. DOLOIRAS
District Engineer
INVITATION TO BID
FOR
13FK0006
Rehab./Reconstruction of Damaged Paved National Roads
(Intermittent Sections) along
Bacon-Sawanga-Pto. Diaz Road
KO604+715-KO605+000
KO606+425-KO607+002
KO607+000-KO608+000
KO609+000-KO609+200
KO609+920-KO609+1000
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
SAMAR FIRST DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Calbayog City
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID
for

I. Contract ID : 12IJ - 0070
Contract Name/Location : APPLICATION OF THERMOPLASTIC PAVEMENT
MARKINGS ALONG CALBAYOG-ALLEN ROAD
SECTI ON, K 0691+( - 646) - K0732+000, WI TH
EXCEPTIONS/ CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR
Scope of Work : APPLICATION OF REFLECTIVE THERMOPLASTIC
PAVEMENT MARKINGS
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PHP 746,504.00
Contract Duration : 30 CD
Cost of Bid Documents : P 1,000.00
II. Contract ID : 12IJ 0071
Contract Name/Location : REPAIR/REHAB./IMPROVEMENT OF FLOOD CONTROL
STRUCTURE/BRGY. MALAGA, CALBAYOG CITY
Scope of Work : CONSTRUCTION OF 205 m STONE MASONRY WITH
CONCRETE FINISHING
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PHP 11,901,266.00
Contract Duration : 90 CD
Cost of Bid Documents : P 10,000.00

1. The DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, Calbayog City, through the FY-
2012 GAA intends to apply the sum 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 bidding opening.
2. The DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, Calbayog City 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. Instruction to Bidders.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-
discrepancy pass/fail criterion in the Eligibility Check and Preliminary Examination of
Bids as specifed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act
9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnership, organizations
or joint venture with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital
stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.

4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from the DPWH-Samar First District
Engineering Offce, Calbayog City, and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address
given below from 8:00 A.M. 5:00. P.M.
5. 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 November
9-Nov. 28, 2012.
6. The DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, Calbayog City will hold a Pre-
Bid Conference on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at the BAC Offce, DPWH-Samar First
District Engineering Offce, Calbayog City which shall be open to all interested parties.
7. Bids must be delivered at the address below on or before Nov. 28, 2012 at 9:00
A.M. at the BAC Offce- DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, Brgy. San
Policarpo, Calbayog City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the
acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 1B.
Bids will be opened on Nov. 28, 2012 at 2:00 P.M., in the presence of the Bidders
representative who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be
accepted.
8. 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 the 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
Offcer only as specifed in the Contractors Information (CI). Submission of Letter
(LOI) is no longer required to participate in the bidding per D.O. No. 64 Series of 2012.
9. The DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, Calbayog City 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.
10. For further information, please refer to:
ALVIN A. IGNACIO
OIC, Asst. District Engineer
(BAC Chairman)
Attention:
Head, BAC Secretariat
BAC Offce, DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce
Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City
(Sgd.) ALVIN A. IGNACIO
OIC, Asst. District Engineer
(BAC Chairman)

Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
SAMAR FIRST DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Calbayog City
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
I. Contract ID : 13IJ - 0010

Contract Name : ROAD OPENI NG/ CONCRETI NG OF CALBAYOG
DIVERSION ROAD (INCLUDING ROW), SAMAR K11 +
900 K16 + 100 WITH EXCEPTION

Contract Location : CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR

Scope of Work : Road Rehabilitation of 910 linear m., Road Concreting
of 265 Linear m. with thickness 0f 230mm, Lined Canal
of 542 l.m.
Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC): PHP 46,029,814.00
Contract Duration : 170 CD
Cost of Bid Documents : P 20,000.00
1. The DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, Calbayog City, through the
FY-2013 GAA intends to apply the sum 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 bidding opening.
2. The DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, Calbayog City 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. Instruction to Bidders.
3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-
discrepancy pass/fail criterion in the Eligibility Check and Preliminary Examination of
Bids as specifed in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act
9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnership, organizations
or joint venture with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital
stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.

4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from the DPWH-Samar First District
Engineering Offce, Calbayog City, and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address
given below from 8:00 A.M. 5:00. P.M.
5. 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 November
9-Nov. 28, 2012.
6. The DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, Calbayog City will hold a Pre-
Bid Conference on Nov. 16, 2012 at 3:00 P.M. at the BAC Offce, DPWH-Samar First
District Engineering Offce, Calbayog City which shall be open to all interested parties.
7. Bids must be delivered at the address below on or before Nov. 28, 2012 at 9:00
A.M. at the BAC Offce- DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, Brgy. San
Policarpo, Calbayog City. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the
acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 1B.
Bids will be opened on Nov. 28, 2012 at 2:00 P.M., in the presence of the Bidders
representative who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be
accepted.
8. 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 the 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
Offcer only as specifed in the Contractors Information (CI). Submission of Letter
(LOI) is no longer required to participate in the bidding per D.O. No. 64 Series of 2012.
9. The DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce, Calbayog City 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.
10. For further information, please refer to:
ALVIN A. IGNACIO
OIC, Asst. District Engineer
(BAC Chairman)
Attention:
Head, BAC Secretariat
BAC Offce, DPWH-Samar First District Engineering Offce
Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City
(Sgd.) ALVIN A. IGNACIO
OIC, Asst. District Engineer
(BAC Chairman)
INVITATION TO BID
for
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
Guimaras Engineering District Offce
San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works
and Highways Guimaras Engineering District Offce, San Miguel, Jordan,
Guimaras through the FY 2013 DPWH Infra Program intends to apply the
sum of THIRTY NINE MILLION TWO HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND
NINE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE PESOS AND 85/100 (P39,220,965.85) being
the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract
no. 12GE052. Bids in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid
opening.
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works
and Highways Guimaras Engineering District Offce, San Miguel, Jordan,
Guimaras now invites bids for the concreting of roads. Completion of the Works
required is 60 C.D. 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 non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Implementing Rules
and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the
Government Procurement reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorship, partnerships or
organizations with at least seventy fve percent (75%) interest or outstanding
capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from the Bids and Awards
Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works and Highways Guimaras
Engineering District, Jordan, Guimaras and inspect 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 of Twenty Five Thousand Pesos
(P25,000.00).
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine
Government 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.
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works
and Highways Guimaras Engineering District, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
will hold a pre-Bid Conference on November 16, 2012 at Department of Public
Works and Highways Guimaras Engineering District, San Miguel, Jordan,
Guimaras, which shall be open to all interested parties.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November
28, 2012, 9:00 A.M. at Bids and awards Committee (BAC) of the Department
of Public Works and Highways Guimaras Engineering district, San Miguel,
Jordan, Guimaras. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the
acceptable froms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18.
Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders representative who chose
to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the Department of Public Works
and Highways Guimaras Engineering District, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
reserves the right to accept or deny any bid, to annul bidding process, and to
reject all bids at any time prior to contract award without thereby incurring any
liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
For further information, please refer to the BAC Secretariat at DPWH,
Guimaras DEO, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras at telefax number (033) 2371529
and (033) 5812061.

(Sgd.) RAFAEL RIORITO O. ESTORQUE
BAC-Chairman
INVITATION TO BID for the
REHABILITATION/RECONSTRUCTION/UPGRADING OF
DAMAGED PAVED NATIONAL ROADS (INTERMITTENT
SECTIONS)(NATIONAL ARTERIAL ROAD) GUIMARAS
CIRCUMFERENTIAL ROAD
K002+040 K0010+233 (with exceptions)
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Public Works and Highways
REGION IV-B MIMAROPA
OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ENGINEER
Southern Mindoro District Engineering Offce
Roxas, Oriental Mindoro
(MST-Nov. 10, 2012)
INVITATION TO BID
The DPWH Southern Mindoro District Engineering Offce, through GAA CY 2013
intends to apply the respective amount being the Approved Budget for the Contract
(ABC) to payments under the contract for hereunder projects. Bids received in
excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.
The DPWH Southern Mindoro District Engineering Offce now invites bids for the
following projects to wit:
1. Contract ID : 13EI0014
Contract Name : Replacement/Rehabilitation of Linao Bridge Along
Calapan South Road,
Contract Location : Gloria, Oriental Mindoro
Scope of Work : Construction of 0.00880 km (8.80 L.M.) Bridge; Length
of PCCP 0.07215 km.; Pavement width 6.70m;
pavement thickness 0.28m, Length of Approach slab
- 0.0120 km.
Approved Budget
for the Contract (ABC) : P 7,838,330.25
Bid Document Amount : 10,000.00
Contract Duration : 180 Calendar Days
Prospective bidders must have an experience of having completed at least one (1)
contract that is similar to the contract to be bid, and whose value, adjusted to current
prices using the NSO consumer price indices, must be at least ffty percent (50%) of
the ABC to be bid as stated in the Revised Section 23.5.2.5 under GPPB Resolution
No. 11 2012 of the IRR of R.A. 9184. 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 non
discretionary pass/fail criterion as specifed in the Revised Implementing Rules
and Regulations of R.A. 9184, otherwise known as the Government Procurement
Reform Act.
Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or
organizations with at least seventy fve (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock
belonging to citizens of the Philippines.
Interested bidders may obtain further information from DPWH Southern Mindoro
District Engineering Offce and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given
below from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from
the address below or any DPWH feld offces and upon payment of a non refundable
fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount specifed thereof.
It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippines
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.
The DPWH Southern Mindoro District Engineering Offce will hold a Pre Bid
Conference on November 16, 2012 @ 10:00 A.M. at the Conference Room, DPWH
Southern Mindoro District Engineering Offce which shall be open to all interested
parties.
Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before November 28, 2012 until
10:00 A.M. at the DPWH Southern Mindoro District Engineering Offce. All bids
must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the
amount stated in the Bid Data Sheet (BDS).
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.
The DPWH, Southern Mindoro District Engineering Offce reserves the right to accept
or reject any bid to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to
contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders.
For further information, please refer to:
ANNIELYN E. PADULLO
DPWH, Southern Mindoro District Engineering Offce
Dangay, Roxas, Oriental Mindoro
Telefax No. (043) 289 - 2565
Approved :
(Sgd.) ANNIELYN E. PADULLO
(BAC Chairperson)
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK
NOVEMBER 10, 2012 SATURDAY
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Manila Standard TODAY
WORLD
Giffords assailant
gets seven life terms
Pope to join presidents,
celebs in Twitter sphere
Assad: I will live, die in Syria
BEIRUTThe bravado sounded famil-
iar. Like the leaders of other countries
swept away by Arab Spring uprisings,
Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed to
never be forced into exile and to die in his
homeland.
Disillusioned in Argentina. Protesters demonstrate against
Argentinas President Cristina Fernandez in front of the government
house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday. Angered by rising ination,
violent crime and high-prole corruption, and afraid Fernandez will
try to hold onto power indenitely by ending constitutional term
limits, the protesters banged pots and marched in Argentinas capital.
Protests also were held in plazas nationwide and outside Argentine
embassies and consulates around the world. AP
Assad dug in his heels even as
world powers move to boost the
opposition in Syrias civil war
the latest turn in a nearly 20-
month-old crisis so overwhelm-
ing that even the Red Cross says
it can no longer cope.
I am not a puppet, I was not
made by the West for me to go to
the West or any other country,
Assad said in an interview with
Russia Today, which posted ex-
cerpts Thursday on its Web site.
I am Syrian, I am made in Syria,
and I will live and die in Syria.
The rare interviewin which
the 47-year-old president spoke in
English with his words translated
into Arabicwas posted online
two days after British Prime Min-
ister David Cameron suggested
that Assad could be allowed safe
passage out of Syria if that would
guarantee an end to the civil war.
The full interview will be
broadcast Friday, the TV station
said. It was not clear when or
where it took place. Assad was
seen in a gray suit and tie, casu-
ally talking and also walking with
RTs reporter outside a house.
Assad has made only a few ap-
pearances in public since the revolt
began in March 2011. Last month,
state TV showed him praying on the
oor of a Damascus mosque for the
Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
As the two sides battle for the
upper hand, civilians are bearing
the brunt of the crisis.
Peter Maurer, the head of the
Geneva-based International Com-
mittee of the Red Cross, said the
civil war has been in a downward
spiral for months.
We cant cope with the worsen-
ing of the situation, Maurer said.
The seriousness of the crisis is
deepening with every day and this
trend has been uninterrupted since
summer.
The Red Cross has improved its
transportation and logistics, mak-
ing it easier to bring in truckloads
of food and medicine, but it has be-
come overwhelmed by the dire need
of hundreds of thousands of people
struggling inside Syria, he said. AP
TUCSON, ArizonaGabrielle
Giffords limped to the front of
the courtroom and stared silently
as she came face-to-face for the
rst time with the man who tried
to kill her.
Giffords stared at Jared Lee
Loughner as he was sentenced
Thursday to seven life terms for
the January 2011 slayings that
left six people dead, and for the
attempted assassination of a
member of Congress. Giffords
herself was left partially blind,
with a paralyzed right arm and
injuries to her brain.
The former congresswoman
hadnt been near Loughner since
the deadly rampage outside a
meet-and-greet at a supermarket.
Giffords astronaut husband told
Loughner what Giffords couldnt,
before he was sentenced to seven
life terms for the January 2011
slayings and attempted assassina-
tion of a member of Congress.
Mr. Loughner, you may have
put a bullet through her head, but
you havent put a dent in her spirit
and her commitment to make the
world a better place, Mark Kelly
said.
Giffords, wearing a black brace
around her torso, looked closely
at the 24-year-old Loughner for
several minutes without uttering
a word.
Loughner returned their gaze,
but showed no emotion. His
mother sobbed nearby.
Loughner was then ordered to
serve the seven consecutive life
sentences, plus 140 years in fed-
eral prison for the shootings that
also wounded 13, including Gif-
fords. AP
VATICAN CITYHe already
has a billion followers.
Now, Pope Benedict XVI will
join the Twitter-sphere, tweeting
from a personal account along
with the worlds celebrities,
leaders and ordinary folk.
Vatican spokesman the Rev.
Federico Lombardi made the
announcement Thursday, saying
details about Benedicts handle
and other information will come
when the Vatican ofcially
launches the account, perhaps
before the end of the year.
The 85-year-old Benedict sent
his rst tweet from a Vatican
account last year when he launched
the Vaticans news information
portal, aimed at the worlds 1.1
billion Catholics. The new Twitter
account will be his own, though
its doubtful Benedict himself
will wrestle down his encyclicals,
apostolic exhortations and other
papal pronouncements into 140-
character bites.
Benedict, who writes
longhand and doesnt normally
use a computer, will more likely
sign off on tweets written in his
name. AP
Republic of the Philippines
ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City
IN THE MATTER OF THE
APPLICATION OF THE NATIONAL
GRID CORPORATION OF THE
PHILIPPINES FOR THE APPROVAL
OF FORCE MAJEURE (FM) EVENT
REGULATED FM PASS THROUGH
FOR TYPHOONS QUIEL AND
SENDONG IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE RULES FOR SETTING
TRANSMISSION WHEELING
RATES, WITH PRAYER FOR
PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY
ERC CASE NO. 2012-106 RC
NATIONAL GRID CORPORATION
OF THE PHILIPPINES (NGCP),
Applicant.
x----------------------------------------------x
NOTI CE OF PUBLI C HEARI NG
TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES:
Notice is hereby given that on September 28, 2012, the National
Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) fled with the Commission an
application for the approval of Force Majeure (FM) event regulated FM pass
through for Typhoons Quiel and Sendong in accordance with the Rules for
Setting Transmission Wheeling Rates, with prayer for provisional authority.
n the said application, NGCP alleged, among others, the following:
1. t is a corporation created and existing under the laws of the
Republic of the Philippines, with principal offce address at NGCP
Building, Quezon Avenue corner BR Road, Diliman, Quezon City.
t is the corporate vehicle of the consortium which was awarded
the concession to assume the power transmission functions of
the National Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO) pursuant to
Republic Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the "Electric Power
ndustry Reform Act of 2001 or the EPRA.
2. Under Republic Act No. 9511
1
, it was granted a franchise to
construct, install, fnance, manage, improve, expand, operate,
maintain rehabilitate, repair and refurbish the present nationwide
transmission system of the Republic of the Philippines.
3. On January 15, 2009, it assumed transmission functions of
TRANSCO including the operation, management and maintenance
of the nationwide electrical grid.
4. Pursuant to Section 10.1.1 of the Rules for Setting Transmission
Wheeling Rates (RTWR), it is allowed to recover the cost incurred
for the restoration, rehabilitation, repair of damage sustained by
NGCP transmission assets and other related facilities as a result of
a Force Majeure Event (FME), as defned in Article 1 of RTWR.
Allegations on Typhoon Quiel as FME
5. On September 29 to 30, 2011, Typhoon Quiel packing heavy rain
and maximum sustained winds of 160 kph and gustiness of up to
195 kph caused severe damage to life and property.
6. Due to its intensity, it caused damage to its transmission facilities
and other related facilities in North Luzon area.
7. On December 5, 2011, in compliance with Article X of the RTWR,
it fled with the Commission a FME Notice for Typhoon Quiel dated
November 29, 2011, receipt of which was acknowledged by the
Commission through its Acknowledgment Letter dated February 7,
2012.
8. Copies of the FME Notice for Typhoon Quiel dated November
29, 2011, ERC Acknowledgment Letter dated January 11,
2012 and Certifcation dated November 11, 2011 issued by the
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services
Administration (PAGASA) are hereto attached as Annexes "A and
"A-1 and "A-2, respectively.
Allegations on Typhoon Sendong as FME
9. On December 16 to 18, 2011, Typhoon Sendong packing maximum
winds of 75 kph and gustiness of up to 90 kph caused severe
damage to life and property due to strong winds and heavy
downpour over Mindanao area.
10. Due to its intensity, it caused damage to its transmission assets and
other related facilities in Mindanao area.
11. n compliance with Article X of the RTWR, it fled with the
Commission a FME Notice for Sendong dated January 24, 2012,
receipt of which was acknowledged by the Commission through its
Acknowledgment Letter dated February 7, 2012,
12. Copies of FME Notice for Sendong dated January 24, 2012, ERC
Acknowledgment Letter dated February 7, 2012 and Certifcation
dated October 14, 2011 issued by the PAGASA are hereto attached
as Annexes "B, "B-1 and "B-2, respectively.
Allegations Common to Both Causes of Action
13. mmediately after the wrath of the Typhoons Quiel and Sendong,
it started the repair, restoration and rehabilitation of its damaged
transmission assets and other related facilities in order to continue
serving its customers. Some activities are still in progress in some
areas.
14. The cost of Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) that it incurred will incur
in the rehabilitation, repair and restoration of its transmission assets
and other related facilities and that need to complete such are as
follows:
FME Total (PhP)
2
Quiel 54,726,522.82
Sendong 727,088.64
Total 55,453,611.46
Copies of the Details of Activities of FME Typhoon Quiel are hereto
attached as Annexes "C to C-8, "D to D-21, "E to E-7, and "F
to F-8 and Copies of the Details of Activities of FME Typhoon
Sendong are hereto attached as Annexes "G to G-29.
15. Notwithstanding that the damaged transmission assets and other
related facilities are owned by TRANSCO, a co-assured of the
Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation's
ndustrial Ail Risk ("lAR) nsurance Policy with the Government
Service Insurance System, the cost of the rehabilitation, repair and
restoration of the damaged transmission assets and other related
facilities is not covered by the lAR Insurance Policy and therefore
not compensable. Copies of the Certifcation in support of such
allegation are hereto attached as Annexes "H and ".
16. n view of the foregoing, there is a need to realign its CAPEX projects
to recover the cost incurred/to be incurred for the restoration,
rehabilitation and repair of its damaged transmission assets and
other related facilities.
COMPUTATION OF FORCE MAJEURE EVENT PASS-THROUGH
COST
17. lt proposes the pass-through cost as additional network charges
in the following areas starting the billing period of September 2012
up to December 2015 or until such time that the amount incurred is
fully recovered, computed as shown in the table below:
1 Republic Act No. 9511 entitled "An Act Granting the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines a Franchise to Engage
in the Business of Conveying or Transmitting Electricity Through High Voltage Back-bone System or nterconnected
Transmission Lines, Substations and Related Facilities, and for Other Purposes.
2 Inclusive of permit fees;
FME-Peso/kW 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Luzon 0.1743 0.1027 0.1017 0.1009 0.4796
Mindanao 0.0331 0.0074 0.0073 0.0072 0.055
18. Although this FME claim is not included in its 3rd Regulatory Reset
Application, the same can be recovered during the 3rd Regulatory
Period pursuant to Section 10.1.1 of the RTWR where it is
allowed to recover the cost incurred for the restoration, repair and
rehabilitation of damage sustained by its transmission assets and
other related facilities as a result of the FME.
3

19. Further, the FME Claim under this Application does not breach the
FMTA.
4

20. Also, considering that it is not included in the calculation of FME
Pass Through Amount, it should be allowed to recover in the Fourth
Regulatory Period the Net Fixed Asset Value of the transmission
assets and other related facilities which were damaged by FME
Typhoons Quiel and Sendong given that it would have normally
fully recovered the return of capital on said assets for the duration
of their economic lives had these transmission assets and other
related facilities not been damaged or destroyed by these FME
typhoons.
21. lt moves for the issuance of a provisional authority for the immediate
recovery of the FME claim.
5
It needs to immediately recover the
actual expenses incurred for the rehabilitation of the damaged
transmission assets and other related facilities. The occurrence
of the aforementioned FME requires capital infusion, the recovery
of which should be allowed to avoid putting fnancial strain in the
transmission provider, and to allow it to continuously provide the
necessary transmission service to the grid customers.
22. n addition, the timely implementation of the pass-through amount
will allow the equal or even spread of the increases or decreases in
tariffs from the initial implementation of the recovery of the cost.
23. t most prays of the Commission that:
a. Declare the Typhoons Quiel and Sendong as Force Majeure
Events;
b. Approve the CAPEX incurred/to be incurred for the restoration,
rehabilitation and repair of the damaged transmission assets
and other related facilities for the FMEs Typhoons Quiel and
Sendong;
c. Approve the proposed pass-through amount representing
return on and of capita! expenditure associated with the
emergency responses and the repair and rehabilitation of
facilities damaged due to the said events, as shown in the table
below:
FME-Peso/kW 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Luzon 0.1743 0.1027 0.1017 0.1009 0.4796
Mindanao 0.0331 0.0074 0.0073 0.0072 0.055
d. Approve and allow the recovery of the Net Fixed Asset Value
of the transmission assets and other related facilities damaged
by FMEs Typhoons Quiel and Sendong during the Fourth
Regulatory Period given that the said amount would have been
fully recovered by it if these transmission assets and other
related facilities had not been destroyed by Typhoons Quiel
and Sendong;
e. Grant provisional authority to implement and bill the FME Pass-
Through Amount to Luzon and Mindanao customers from
September 26, 2012 to December 25, 2015 or until such time
that the amount incurred is fully recovered; and
f. Exclude the proposed Pass-Through Amount from the side
constraint calculation.
The Commission has set the application for jurisdictional hearing,
expository presentation, pre-trial conference and evidentiary hearing on the
following dates and venues:
DATE TIME VENUE PARTICULARS
December
3, 2012
(Monday)
Nine oclock
in the
morning
(9:00 A.M.)
ERC Hearing Room, 15th
FIoor, Pacic Center
Building, San Miguel
Avenue, Pasig City
Jurisdictional Hearing
and Expository
Presentation
December
6, 2012
(Thursday)
Nine oclock
in the
morning (9:00
A.M.)
ERC Mindanao Field
Ofce, Mezzanine FIoor,
Mintrade Building,
Monteverde comer Sales
Sts., Davao City
Expository
Presentation
for Mindanao
Stakeholders
December
12, 2012
(Wednesday)
Nine oclock
in the
morning (9:00
A.M.)
ERC Hearing Room, 15th
FIoor, Pacic Center
Building, San Miguel
Avenue, Pasig City
Pre-Trial Conference
and Evidentiary
Hearing
December
13, 2012
(Thursday)
Nine oclock
in the
morning |
(9:00 A.M.)
Continuation of
Evidentiary Hearing
All persons who have an interest in the subject matter of the proceeding
may become a party by fling, at least fve (5) days prior to the initial
hearing and subject to the requirements in the ERC's Rules of Practice
and Procedure, a verifed petition with the Commission giving the docket
number and title of the proceeding and stating: (1) the petitioner's name
and address; (2) the nature of petitioner's interest in the subject matter of
the proceeding, and the way and manner in which such interest is affected
by the issues involved in the proceeding; and (3) a statement of the relief
desired.
All other persons who may want their views known to the Commission
with respect to the subject matter of the proceeding may fle their opposition
to the application or comment thereon at any stage of the proceeding before
the applicant concludes the presentation of its evidence. No particular form
of opposition or comment is required, but the document, letter or writing
should contain the name and address of such person and a concise
statement of the opposition or comment and the grounds relied upon.
All such persons who may wish to have a copy of the application may
request the applicant, prior to the date of the initial hearing, that they be
furnished with a copy of the application. The applicant is hereby directed to
furnish all those making such request with copies of the application and its
attachments, subject to reimbursement of reasonable photocopying costs.
Likewise, any such person may examine the application and other pertinent
records fled with the Commission during the usual offce hours.
WITNESS, the Honorable Chairperson, ZENAIDA G. CRUZ-DUCUT,
and the Honorable Commissioners, JOSE C. REYES and GLORIA
VICTORIA C. YAP-TARUC, Energy Regulatory Commission, this 22
nd
day
of October, 2012 at Pasig City.
ATTY. FRANCIS SATURNINO C. JUAN
Executive Director
3 A copy of FME Claim Computation is hereto attached as Annex "J;
4 A copy of the Force Majeure Threshold Amount (FMTA) Computation is hereto attached as Annex "K; and
5 Acopy of the Judicial Affdavit dated September 25, 2012 of Ma. Bernadette R. Gan, Head, Tariff Administration Section
Tariff Design and Billing Management Division, Regulatory Revenue Affairs, in support thereof is hereto attached as
Annex "L.
MST Nov. 3 & 10, 2012